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Roy Gardner

August 13, 2013
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Doing the article yesterday on Ron Jobst brought back memories of another Batesville official. Roy Gardner, who passed away over 35 years ago, was one of the best officials the state of Indiana ever developed. He worked his way through the high school basketball ranks (several state finals) into the college ranks and eventually...

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Ron Jobst

August 12, 2013
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Recently Ron Jobst of Batesville was named the 2013 Baseball Umpire of the Year in this district. Ron won this coaches’ accolade for the second time in his career. He has the ability to react to, and with, the players in the game that he is working. This reaction is positive even when the...

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Terms

August 9, 2013
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Sports have always been a world of clichés and terms of their own. Some are pretty well understood, like double play and no-hitter. Others take a little explanation–like gap defense. This is a football term that describes how the defensive players line up and attack the offense. For example, the middle defensive player might...

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Summers of My Youth

August 8, 2013
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Yesterday I had a story about local baseball teams gearing up for their pennant push by signing up hot shots late in the season. Not only were these games always available for summer fun, many other bygone activities helped the summer months fly by. At least half of the area youth were connected to...

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Small Town Baseball

August 7, 2013
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You have seen stories I have written in the past about some of the local baseball leagues that existed 50 years ago. Most of them are now just memories for us older folks. Recently, a group of us were talking about these leagues and how toward the end of the season towns liked to...

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Fantasy Football

August 6, 2013
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I have never gotten into Fantasy Football. I know it is huge and a great past time for many football fans. Just like my story yesterday on people keeping a scorebook for Major League baseball games, it is a great way to enjoy your favorite sport. It gives the former players and the “want...

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Keeping Score

August 5, 2013
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Have you ever bought a scorebook and kept the box scores of your favorite baseball team? I know several people who do. They are so into the sport that this is a way to follow the games closer, and also a way to relive them at a later date. At the end of the...

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Friday Nights

August 2, 2013
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It is time for high school football again. This means ball games on Friday nights. This is a tradition in most high school towns across the USA. Even though tailgating is becoming a part of high school football, the high school game is still kids and families and inexpensive entertainment. The middle schoolers play...

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Fall Practice

August 1, 2013
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When I was actively coaching, the first of August was always a fun time because this meant it was cross country time. My runners were always ready to go, so I didn’t have the worry of how to get them ready for the first meet. I seldom did two-a-day practices, because I did not...

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Strategy

July 31, 2013
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Will the Reds repeat as Central Division Champions? The jury is still out, of course. One of the debates that keeps coming up is their style of play. They play for the home run rather than advancing runners and playing “small ball”. Part of this is the result of the ball park they play...

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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
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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:     
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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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