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Tip Off

October 30, 2014
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Tonight is the inaugural Oldenburg Academy Tip Off Dinner for boys basketball.  It is a men’s only event at the local Knights of Columbus Hall here in Batesville.  Approximately 18 of the area’s head boys basketball coaches will be given 10 minutes to talk about their team for the upcoming season. The affair includes...

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Big Weekend

October 29, 2014
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Several area schools had very good performances this past weekend.  In football, Batesville, East Central, Rushville, and Milan were victorious in their first sectional rounds.  South Decatur also will play a second sectional game.  They will all play this Friday night in the middle round of the sectional playoffs. In soccer, the Oldenburg Academy...

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NCAA Football Playoffs

October 28, 2014
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The first rankings which will determine the final four in football will be released today.  They will continue to do this each week until the final listing occurs in early December.  That release will be the four teams that play for the National Championship.  The five major conferences are all hoping one of their teams...

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Inflating Scores

October 27, 2014
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Are we putting so much emphasis on ratings that football teams think they have to run the score up on weaker opponents?  We know that the college football playoffs is something that will be determined by a select committee.  We hope that this committee is able to determine who the top 4 teams are...

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Football and Volleyball

October 24, 2014
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This weekend the area football teams will play their first round of the sectional.  Competing in 4A will be East Central, South Dearborn, Franklin County, and Connersville from the EIAC.  Those teams playing in 3A sectionals from the EIAC include Batesville, Greensburg, Lawrenceburg, and Rushville.  Competing in 2A will be Milan and in 1A North and...

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Area Cross Country

October 23, 2014
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Congratulations to the Batesville Lady Bulldogs, the Greensburg Lady Pirates, and the Oldenburg Twisters for qualifying for the semi-state meet this Saturday in Indianapolis.  The Bulldogs girls’ team and the Twister Boys’ team both finished 3rd in the regional this past Saturday at South Dearborn.  The Greensburg Lady Pirates’ finished 5th at the same...

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OA Boys Soccer

October 22, 2014
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Congratulations to Coach Ken Getz and the Oldenburg Academy Boys Soccer Team.  For the second straight year they are regional champions in 1A soccer.  Last week they defeated Indianapolis Lutheran 5-1 in their opening match, and then they defeated Centerville 4-2 for the championship.  This moves the Twisters record to 16-3-1 for this year....

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Sport Fans

October 21, 2014
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There a few times during the year when we are flooded with a wide variety of sporting events going on at the same time.  Today World Series begins, so baseball is still going on even though it is mid-October.  High school, college, and pro football are all in full swing.  NASCAR racing is winding...

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MLB World Series

October 20, 2014
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We are about to embark on another World Series.  How many of you in April picked Kansa City and San Francisco to be the two combatants?   I know I did not.  What a feel good story to see the Royals in the Series for the first time in almost 30 years.  San Francisco will...

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The Keeneland Experience

October 17, 2014
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Sally and I joined two other couples and went to Keeneland Raceway last weekend.  As I have written before, this beautiful facility in Lexington, Kentucky, becomes an experience just by being there.  Add to that the fact that this track attracts some of the finest horses in the world for its meet makes it...

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12:00 pm American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
American Red Cross Blood Donatio... @ Southeastern Indiana
Nov 16 @ 12:00 pm – Nov 30 @ 3:00 pm
Efforts to help ensure a sufficient blood supply for patients during the holiday season are underway. Patients don’t get a holiday from needing donated blood! How to donate blood Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.   Places to donate: redcross
Nov
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9:00 am Deck Your House @ Memorial Building
Deck Your House @ Memorial Building
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – Dec 2 @ 12:00 pm
Deck Your House  @ Memorial Building  | Batesville | Indiana | United States
Deck Your House Holiday House Decorating Contest How to enter: submit a photo of your home, 5 canned goods, name, address and phone number at the Memorial Building by noon on December 2nd. Criteria: residential homes only within city limits and must be visible from the street. Contestants will be announced at the Annual Tree Lighting Celebration, December 4th at 6 p.m. Vote: December 4-11 at 3 p.m. Vote at: Memorial Building- 132 S. Main St. Memorial Public Library- 131 N. Walnut St. Southeastern Indiana YMCA- State Road 129 1 canned good= 1 vote (supports Batesville Food Pantry) Winners Announced: Winners will be notified in person December 17th starting at 6 p.m. Ryan Stauffer will announce winners at 6:30 p.m. on WRBI. Prizes, Sponsors and more information on the flyer:     
Nov
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9:00 am Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
Achieving Net-Zero Energy Goal @ Jennings County Public Library
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – Dec 31 @ 9:00 pm
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:  www.jenningslib.org 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[...]

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