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Should the Reds Keep Choo?

October 8, 2013
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Shin-Soo Choo has certainly been worth the price the Reds paid to get him.  Now comes the task of deciding if he should stay.  When they traded for him, their plan was to borrow him for one year to win a World Series and then let him go to free agency.  However, he did...

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Good Kids

October 7, 2013
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One of the reasons there is so much push to reform education comes from those school systems where the educational goal for teachers is to survive the year rather than teach the kids.  Fortunately, we live in an area where the opposite is true.  Just recently, the test scores were released, and again, Batesville...

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Oklahoma State

October 4, 2013
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I suppose by now you have read about the mess at Oklahoma State.  Allegedly around 2005-2008 the football program was making their own profits by selling drugs.  Several players have come forward saying that drugs were so prevalent in the locker room that everyone had to know what was going on.  Like most stories...

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Miss America

October 3, 2013
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I guess I have lost my campaign against tattoos when a Miss America candidate makes the finals with a very visible tattoo.  If the Miss America pageant doesn’t have a problem with a tattoo, I guess pro-sports, college sports, and high school sports won’t do anything about it either.  I do not find tattoos...

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Act Like You Have Been There

October 2, 2013
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If you have been in athletics at all, you are more than likely familiar with the statement “act like you have been there before”.  It refers to when you score or when you make a good play you should not taunt the other team.  You go back on defense or move back to the huddle or...

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Rushville & Connersville

October 1, 2013
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It is interesting to me that Rushville joined the EIAC.  In the past few years, Rushville was dropping almost all of the EIAC schools with the exception of Greensburg and Batesville because they said it was too far to travel to play the rest of the league.  Then, all of a sudden, meetings were...

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The EIAC Today

September 30, 2013
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As you know, the EIAC has expanded to 8 teams.  For most sports, all 8 schools will compete for one title.  Right now football is split into a 4A division and a 3A division.   According to unconfirmed sources, this was brought about because East Central did not want to compete in several sports against...

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Class of “73

September 27, 2013
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The Class of 1973 of Batesville High School just celebrated their 40th class reunion.  This group contained my first highly successful cross country team.  The 5 top runners included Brent Billman, John Moorman, Alan Butt, Tom Ertel, and Jerry Prickel.  This group followed Dennis Dierckman who really put Batesville on the cross country map. ...

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It’s Gone!

September 26, 2013
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When I rode through Manchester a few weeks ago, one of those famous ball diamonds of the past that I have written about a couple times no longer is unique.   The famous road in left field is still there, but now it just indicates the outskirts of a Little League diamond.  Back in the day,...

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High School Pranks

September 25, 2013
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It was always a lot of fun (at least for the guys who did it, but not for the owner of the car) to pick up a small car from its parking place and either put it in an undriveable place or at least hide it.  We used to do this to a teammate...

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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:  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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