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Purdue Football

December 5, 2014
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When will the Purdue Boilermakers ever get their football program straightened out?  This year like every year since Joe Tiller retired they get worse as the season goes on instead of getting better.  They continue to make the same mistakes and the recruiting is horrible. IU and Minnesota turned their programs around and Minnesota...

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NFL vs. Regular Shows

December 4, 2014
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I know a couple months ago I wrote an article about Sunday afternoon football games going over their time limit and ruining the viewing schedule for regular CBS shows.  Two weeks ago the Bengals played the Texans and their game was over before 4.  However, the next game did not come on until 4:30. ...

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ALS Cure

December 3, 2014
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Recently we passed the 75th anniversary of Lou Gehrig’s admission of suffering from ALS.  Two other athletes have also died from this muscle disease.  They are Ezzard Charles, a boxer, and Catfish Hunter, a baseball pitcher.  Here in Batesville Jim Struewing is currently battling this disease. Researchers for years have been trying to figure...

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The Indy Bowl

December 2, 2014
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According to an Indianapolis Star article, one of the earliest (if not earliest) bowl game involving Indiana colleges took place in 1889 in what is now the Tech High School area of Indianapolis.  It involved Purdue and Butler. It so happened that there was a blizzard on that Thanksgiving Day in 1889, so only...

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Pro Athletes Demise

December 1, 2014
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Here are some sobering figures that Glen Butte shared with me for this article. We revere the young sport star when he is in his prime and yell for his retirement when we think he is not producing the results we want. Unfortunately, here are some of those sobering facts after they retire or...

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Alumni Basketball Game

November 28, 2014
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Aaron Garrett’s annual alumni basketball game takes place this afternoon at 1 p.m. in the Batesville High School gymnasium.  They will play one or two games depending on how many alumni are available to play.  This event is a fund raiser for the Batesville boys basketball program.  This years game will feature the return...

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Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014
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Here we are on another Thanksgiving Day.  I hope all is well with you and your family as you prepare for whatever traditions you enjoy on this day.  I will go out for a good meal and then settle down and watch a few football games.  I don’t think it would be a traditional...

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Bengal-Bungle

November 26, 2014
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The Cincinnati Bengals remain an enigma in pro football.  On any given weekend they can play well enough to beat anybody in pro football, and the next weekend play as if they are still trying to learn the game.  I suppose the funny part of this is that the entire NFL seems to have become...

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NASCAR Champion

November 25, 2014
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As you are probably aware, Kevin Harvick won this year’s NASCAR Championship.  He did so by winning the final race at Homestead, Florida, a week or so ago.  Of the 4 finalists, he actually was one of the year’s best drivers.  However, several multiple winners on this years circuit were eliminated earlier by the...

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Rivals Forever

November 24, 2014
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Sally and I went to St. Louis Cemetery to check on a couple of graves when we noticed two interesting tombstones.  On the way into the cemetery, the first stone you see is the motorcycle image on Buddy Riley’s grave.  Just beyond that is the headstone for Dave Laudick’s grave.  I had not really...

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12:00 am 2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
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Registration is open online 24/7 go to www.batesvillebaberuth.com and click on the “Register Now” link. Early registration Discount $5.00 per registration if completed IN JANUARY The spring/summer season will run from April 25th through July 2nd. All games will be through the week excluding April 25th to avoid conflict with spring soccer You can also register in person at the Batesville firehouse. Registration days: January 31, 2015- 9:00 to noon February 21, 2015- 9:00 to noon March 7, 2015- 9:00 to noon  
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9:00 am YMCA January Incentive @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
YMCA January Incentive @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
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YMCA is where you belong! Community incentive to make being healthy a habit The whole month of January bring in 10 food pantry items and the $75 joiners fee will be dropped  
1:51 pm Patriotic Art Contest
Patriotic Art Contest
Jan 1 @ 1:51 pm – Mar 31 @ 11:59 pm
The Ladies Auxiliary of VFW Post 3183 is sponsoring an art contest for students in grades 9-12. The contest is a great way to earn money for college. The art must be on paper or canvas and have a patriotic theme. Digital Art is not accepted. The art must be original. Judging is based on originality, presentation, and patriotism expressed. There are monetary awards given locally and at the state level. The national winners will receive scholarships. Home schooled students are eligible, foreign exchange are not. Your entry must be signed by a teacher. You can obtain an entry form by calling Kay Pulskamp, chairperson at 934-3442. Please submit your art by March 31, 2015. The first place winner will be sent to the State Scholarships Chairman for judging. Your art will be returned to you after judging is complete. Additional info/rules may be reviewed at www.ladiesauxvfw.org/programs/scholarships.html

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