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Area Cross Country

October 23, 2014
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Congratulations to the Batesville Lady Bulldogs, the Greensburg Lady Pirates, and the Oldenburg Twisters for qualifying for the semi-state meet this Saturday in Indianapolis.  The Bulldogs girls’ team and the Twister Boys’ team both finished 3rd in the regional this past Saturday at South Dearborn.  The Greensburg Lady Pirates’ finished 5th at the same...

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OA Boys Soccer

October 22, 2014
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Congratulations to Coach Ken Getz and the Oldenburg Academy Boys Soccer Team.  For the second straight year they are regional champions in 1A soccer.  Last week they defeated Indianapolis Lutheran 5-1 in their opening match, and then they defeated Centerville 4-2 for the championship.  This moves the Twisters record to 16-3-1 for this year....

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Sport Fans

October 21, 2014
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There a few times during the year when we are flooded with a wide variety of sporting events going on at the same time.  Today World Series begins, so baseball is still going on even though it is mid-October.  High school, college, and pro football are all in full swing.  NASCAR racing is winding...

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MLB World Series

October 20, 2014
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We are about to embark on another World Series.  How many of you in April picked Kansa City and San Francisco to be the two combatants?   I know I did not.  What a feel good story to see the Royals in the Series for the first time in almost 30 years.  San Francisco will...

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The Keeneland Experience

October 17, 2014
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Sally and I joined two other couples and went to Keeneland Raceway last weekend.  As I have written before, this beautiful facility in Lexington, Kentucky, becomes an experience just by being there.  Add to that the fact that this track attracts some of the finest horses in the world for its meet makes it...

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College Tailgating

October 16, 2014
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Our daughter, Gina, and her family had a wonderful tailgate experience at Iowa State in Ames, Iowa, last weekend.  It gave them a chance to join family who live in Ames along with many of their cousins’ friends. The party was not on the tailgate of a truck.  The cousins had a large white...

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Reggie Allen

October 15, 2014
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While at the Indiana State Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet for the induction of Angie Menser, I met Reggie Allen who was also inducted this year.  Reggie, a native of Monessen, Pennsylvania, was a quarterback for the Sycamores who graduated in 1981.  Despite his small size, he started 4 years for the Sycamores and...

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Football Scores

October 14, 2014
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As you have probably noticed, college football scores are really up this year.  It was  highlighted this past Saturday when Baylor beat TCU 61-58 in a regulation game.  What are the reasons for this? The biggest reason is probably the emphasis put on holding by defensive backs when receivers are running pass routes.  Rule...

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Angie Menser

October 13, 2014
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Last Thursday my wife and I attended the 23rd Indiana State Athletics Hall of Fame in Terre Haute.  The reason we were there was the induction of Batesville’s Angie Menser into the Hall. Angie attended Indiana State from 1994-98.  During that time she excelled in both track and cross country.  She still holds 2...

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Wally Pipp

October 10, 2014
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Recently Sally & I were eating at Stories Restaurant when co-owner Don Storie came over to sit down at our table.  During the conversation the name Wally Pipp came up.  More about that a little later.  Don recalled that a man came into the restaurant and sat at the counter.  The man asked if...

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Upcoming Events

Dec
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12:00 am 2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
2015 Batesville Youth Baseball/S...
Dec 31 @ 12:00 am – Mar 14 @ 12:00 am
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  
Jan
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9:00 am YMCA January Incentive @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
YMCA January Incentive @ Southeastern Indiana YMCA
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm
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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