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Hall of Fame

May 9, 2013
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Recently at the Ripley County Hall of Fame Banquet I was able to relive many memories from the days when I was coaching basketball at Batesville. John Galle was inducted into the Hall, and I sat a the table with John’s family which included Bill Wanstrath. John is an accountant and works in Indianapolis....

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Can You Remember?

May 8, 2013
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How many of you remember going to practice in high school with your clothes and shoes in a white cloth bag or pillow case? If you were “rich”, you might have had a crude gym bag. Most kids’ practice gear included a plain white T-shirt. We did not get those fancy practice outfits you...

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Sport Psyche

May 7, 2013
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If you can figure out what goes on in the mind of a teenager, you can make a mint by writing a book about the process. Why can some kids go to the line in the last 10 seconds of a game and write beautiful music with the rippling of the nets while another...

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Why They Leave

May 6, 2013
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There has been a lot of talk recently on the mass exodus of Indiana basketball talent from the state’s high schools to out-of-state colleges. I have been quite vocal on this exodus. It really grips me that Purdue and IU get most of their star players from states other than Indiana. IU did have...

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Kentucky Derby

May 3, 2013
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This is the day before the famous Kentucky Derby is to be run. I have been a race fan for a long time, and I still enjoy going to the track several times a year. I am one who is glad Indiana does not allow TV betting or I am afraid I would be...

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Reds Injuries

May 2, 2013
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It is becoming quite obvious that the Cincinnati Reds are going to have to overcome many more injuries this year than what they did last year in order to repeat. Ryan Ludwick went down on opening day and may be lost for the season. Johnny Cueto’s pitching problems are becoming a worry. He had...

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More Equaling

May 1, 2013
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Yesterday I gave you a glimpse of what the Ohio Athletic Association is dealing with in the area of private school enrollments. A few years ago there was a movement to totally take them out of the association and have a private vs. public dual system. In other words, Moeller could not compete against...

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Equaling the Playing Field

April 30, 2013
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How many of you are following the Ohio Association of High Schools and their proposal to try to put private schools and public schools on level playing ground? This proposal figures the private schools enrollment based on the entire field of school districts where students come from to enroll in that private school. This...

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Olden Days

April 29, 2013
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I was reminiscing about how it used to be when I was a kid growing up on a farm, and what it is like today. Most kids today either have a part-time job or they spend a lot of time on some electronic device. I spent my time doing farm chores and/or working at...

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Greener Grass

April 26, 2013
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I know I have commented on this before, but it keeps coming up. Why do athletes think going far away from home is going to make their college experience better? If the Michigan players who came from Indiana had decided to play their college ball in Indiana, any of the Indiana colleges would have...

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all-day Whispering Beard Folk Festival
Whispering Beard Folk Festival
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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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all-day Macy’s 9th Annual National “Shop... @ Macy’s
Macy’s 9th Annual National “Shop... @ Macy’s
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Macy’s 9th Annual National “Shop For A Cause” Charity Shopping Event  @ Macy’s
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!
Aug 23 @ 9:00 am
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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