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Fourth of July

July 4, 2013
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Where is Ernie Banks? When Ernie played for the Cubs, they would ask him if he liked playing a double-header on the 4th; and his answer always was “it is such a nice day, let’s play 3.” Today you not only will not see a double-header, but you may not see every team even...

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Old Timers

July 3, 2013
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At the banquet preceding the Midwest Meet of Champions in Ft. Wayne that I talked about yesterday, they honored coaches from Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan who have coached 50 or more years. Ohio had 2 and Indiana had 6. I happened to be one of them. The others included Bill Welch (Rose Hulman), Jim...

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Midwest Meet of Champions

July 2, 2013
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I think I wrote about going to the MMC in Ft. Wayne a few weeks back. This is an amazing track meet and only one of two such meets left in the United States. The other I believe is the Keebler Championship Meet. All the others have succumbed to financial woes. The Neeley Twins...

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Women Who Coach

July 1, 2013
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A couple of weeks ago I wrote an article on the time-consuming job of men coaching in high school. Today I am writing about the other side of the coin–women coaching in high school. Here it is the husband who has to take over the day-to-day running of the household. This is not overwhelming...

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Taken for Granted

June 28, 2013
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If you grew up in sports, there are a lot of things you believe everyone knows. Take for instance–how do they assign an umpire for a baseball game?–which I just assumed everyone knew until someone asked me if plate umpires got paid more than base umpires. Umpires in the major leagues are paid on...

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IU Baseball

June 27, 2013
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It was good to see a Big Ten team make the CWS. The College World Series has been dominated by warm-weather colleges for years. It has been since 1984 that any Big Ten team made the “Big Show” in Omaha. That team was Michigan, and it featured Barry Larkin and Hal Morris–both who played...

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The Fix

June 26, 2013
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Most old timers remember the Black Sox Scandal (when the Chicago White Sox threw the World Series in baseball), and some of the point-shaving incidents in college basketball that crop up every once in a while. What you hear about every year is who really controls certain pro sport playoff outcomes. I read that...

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Golden Oldies

June 25, 2013
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Every once in a while I like to play my old records that go back to the 1950′s. Oh, what a kinder, slower time those 50′s were. Baseball was played every day of the week except for Monday, and every big day–like Memorial Day–you could count on a doubleheader. Players stayed with their teams...

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Roy Hibbert

June 24, 2013
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Roy Hibbert was a big reason the Indiana Pacers did as well as they did in this year’s playoffs. With a little better effort in the 7th game with the Miami Heat, the Pacers might be the talk of Pro Basketball. Roy is the 7’2″ and 280 lb. center for the Pacers. The 27-year...

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Local Ties

June 21, 2013
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Lisa Barnett, English and drama instructor from Batesville Community Schools, recently lost her father, Ronald McCloud, at the age of 90. Mr. McCloud lived in Hanover, Indiana, when he passed away. He was born in Putnam County, Indiana, and he was raised in the Bedford Community. He graduated from Mooresville High School in 1940....

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Fri-Sun, Aug 22-24     Whispering Beard Folk Festival Over 35 folk bands in the Friendship Valley, Old Mill Campground, 7249 1st Street, Friendship, starting at 11:30am each day.  Camping available.  Adm. Chg.  Contact Dan (513)382-1708  www.whisperingbeard.com
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DEARBORN HIGHLANDS ARTS COUNCIL PARTNERS WITH MACY’S FOR NINTH ANNUAL “SHOP FOR A CAUSE” Macy’s helps raise funds and awareness for the Arts in southeastern Indiana Macy’s will partner with Dearborn Highlands Arts Council to invite customers to participate in Macy’s ninth annual national “Shop For A Cause” charity shopping event on Saturday, August 23. Customers can purchase shopping passes ($5 each) from Dearborn Highlands Arts Council now.  Macy’s “Shop For A Cause” is a unique one-day-only shopping event created to support local charities’ fundraising efforts, which has helped raised more than $46 million for charities across the country since 2006. “Over the past nine years, Macy’s annual ‘Shop For A Cause’ has raised more than $46 million for local and national charities, providing our associates and customers an opportunity to give back to those organizations that touch their hearts each and every day,” said Martine Reardon, Macy’s chief marketing officer.  “Giving back is a key component of Macy’s culture. We are honored to offer our customers an easy and convenient way to make a positive difference in their communities and in the lives of others, while enjoying great savings at Macy’s.” Each shopping pass saves 25% all day on[...]
9:00 am 3rd Annual KOPS and kids!
3rd Annual KOPS and kids!
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2014 Kops & Kids Flyer (1) Come and Support Ripley & Franklin County KOPS and kids! Sign In: 9 am – 11 am Kick Stands up at 11:15 am Fee: $10 per Bike $5 per Poker Card (minimum prize $200) Shirts will be available for purchase (while supplies last) Ride Starts & Ends: Milan Community Park Food, Silent Auction, Half & Half, Music, Kids Games, Bake Sale, Vendors, Dunking Booth Music: Jackie Lee Karaoke & One Brick Shy If questions please call (812) 756 – 1257 All Riders Welcome!!! This event is dedicated in MEMORY of Larry Grills

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