ESPN Payoffs

November 21, 2014

Have you wondered how much money is available for college teams to have their games televised on networks like ESPN?  One 12-team conference reportedly has a 155 million dollar TV contract for its 12 members to share.  This amounts to about 12.9 million per school.  This money is only for the regular season and...

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Football Playoffs

November 20, 2014

In less than a month the NCAA will name the Final 4 who will compete for the National Championship in college football.  It is a sure bet that unless things change, the SEC will be the dominating conference.  Between Mississippi State, Alabama, Florida State, and Auburn more than likely at least 2 of these will be...

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North Carolina Academic Scandal

November 19, 2014

Most people believe that the major colleges cheat when it comes to the classes attended by athletes.  This is being investigated by the NCAA in the case of the Black Studies Program at North Carolina.  Former athletes have allegedly reported that they had never attended an actual class while enrolled at the University.  They...

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Alvin Dark

November 18, 2014

Alvin Dark died recently in South Carolina at the age of 92.  He was suffering from Alzheimer’s.  Alvin Dark came to the major leagues in 1946 and was actively playing until 1960.  He was Rookie of the Year with the Boston Braves when he batted .322 his first major league season.  The Comanche, Oklahoma,...

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Tim Krumrie

November 17, 2014

How many remember Tim Krumrie, the pro-bowl defensive tackle of the Cincinnati Bengals?  He is probably most remembered for the broken leg he suffered in the Super Bowl game against the San Francisco Giants back in the early 90’s.  He played for the Bengals from 1983-1994.  The dairy farmer from Mondovi, Wisconsin, was about...

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High School Girls Basketball

November 14, 2014

The high school girls basketball season started this week.  The Batesville Bulldogs will play tomorrow night at North Decatur.  Other teams in the area have already opened their seasons.  It appears that the top team in this area will be the East Central Lady Trojans.  Coach Moore’s tall and talented crew lost some key...

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November 13, 2014

During the off-season all you heard from the NFL was how they were going to cut down on the injuries that were occurring in pro football.  They cut back the training activities each team could have.  Like all other sports, they put a great urgency on concussion protocol.  What they did next would make...

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IU Basketball

November 12, 2014

Being a Purdue graduate, it would be easy for me to make some kind of derogatory remark about IU.  However, the situations that have occurred at IU since last season are unfortunate.  Too many times we see college athletes making the news in a negative way. Six basketball players have had run-ins with local...

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Boys Basketball

November 11, 2014

High school boys basketball practice started yesterday.  That means in two weeks they will be able to start playing games for real.  Here is a quick look at most of the local schools and what I see as an early season barometer. Batesville has 3 returning starters and all 3 are at least 6’6″...

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Dave Miley

November 10, 2014

Last Monday I wrote an article about Dave Miley’s visit to Batesville.  Dave was a former manager of the Cincinnati Reds.   In that article I stated that I could not find what Dave was doing at this time, but thanks to a reader I found out that he is the manager of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre...

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JENNINGS COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY Achieving Net-Zero energy goal Jennings County Public Library is located on North State Road 3 in North Vernon, IN.  The library is open from 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.  Closed Sunday. To follow the library’s progress and monitoring of the solar panels, visit our website: The Jennings County Public Library is proud to announce it will soon become the largest net-zero energy use public library in Indiana. It is anticipated that the facility will produce energy greater than or equal than that it consumes. The library’s 33,000 square foot facility has made energy improvements in lighting, HVAC, Insulation and rooftop Solar and Solar Tracking Solutions that are helping contribute to the net-zero energy goals. “This project combines an effort to both innovate and think critically about the impact that science can have on the world.  Our net-zero goal is a way to reduce our global footprint and improve our community,” said Steve Massey, President of the Jennings County Public Library Board.  “Net-zero is a process – and an opportunity for the public to learn with us.” Solar Power[...]
6:00 pm 4-H Online Enrollment Deadline @ Online
4-H Online Enrollment Deadline @ Online
Dec 3 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 15 @ 12:00 am
The 4-H enrollment deadline is 3 months early this year and enrollment is expected to be completed online which means big change for our members!! The 4-H Enrollment deadline is January 15, 2015.
10:00 am Classic Violinist and Singer Per... @ Adams Lutheran Church
Classic Violinist and Singer Per... @ Adams Lutheran Church
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Jean Watson, a classically trained singer and violinist, will be performing and bringing her message to Adams Lutheran Church on December 21st at their 10:00 am worship service.

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