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100th Indianapolis 500 Race

March 3, 2016
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This May will mark the 100th year of the Indianapolis 500.  The historians are searching the archives for the greatest race in the long and storied history of the “greatest spectacle in racing”.  After a lot of discussion, most agree that 1967 had to be the best year.  It is ironic because it almost...

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State Champs!

March 2, 2016
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This is a belated congratulations to the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles who won the 1A State Championship this past Saturday in Indianapolis.  They defeated the Argos Lady Dragons 57-39.  This marks the second state championship for Jac-Cen-Del and the first for the Lady Eagles. Coach Smith’s team was led by Lily Simon with 16 points...

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Ripley County Basketball Hall of Fame

March 1, 2016
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In just a little over a month the 2016 class of the RCHOF Induction Banquet will be held at Milan High School. The five members of this year’s class are Roger Castner, Bruce Green, Cindy Lamping, Randy Meyer, and Ricky Meyer. The evening starts with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a fully...

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Choices

February 29, 2016
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What type of basketball game do you like to watch? I am going to break it down into 4 categories. The first is watching your grandkids in grade school. The second is high school basketball. Number 3 is college basketball and number 4 is pro basketball. My list would be in the same order...

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The Good Side of Pro Football

February 26, 2016
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If Peyton Manning retires before next year, I am sure that his benevolent work will continue.  Just recently he and his agent arranged a special visit to a dying cancer victim.  So much is publicized about the spousal abuse, carousing, and high jinx of a few bad apples who dominate the sports headlines. Each year...

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Can I Impress You in 48 Hours?

February 25, 2016
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An NCAA visit for a prospective athlete is restricted to a 48-hour weekend.  In these 2 days you have to sway a young athlete that your school is the best for him or her.  In the case of Purdue, you are given a cake and a bag of goodies which includes such things as candy,...

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Are Uneven Basketball Schedules Fair?

February 24, 2016
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If you have followed the Big Ten basketball season, you know that there is no longer a home (and home) schedule.  When there were only 10 teams, you played the other 9 at home and on the road each year.  Now you play all 13 teams once and 5 of them twice adding up to 18...

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Super Bowl 100

February 23, 2016
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In a Sports Illustrated article authored by C. Stone, he theorized what the Super Bowl would be like in 2066.  How much of it would be the same as this year’s Super Bowl.  He figured that it would be about the same since very little has changed since Super Bowl I. I think the...

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State Bound

February 22, 2016
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Congratulations to Coach Scott Smith and the Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles on their semi-state win over Vincennes Rivet 46-43.  This was the third straight semi-state for the Lady Eagles and their first championship.  They will play Argos in the state finals this coming weekend.  In the last 3 years, the Eagles have now won 69...

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Griff Whalen

February 19, 2016
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An article by Zak Keefer in the Indy Star talked about the reason Griff Whalen is in the NFL.  After all, when he graduated from Stanford the scouts said he was too small and too slow to play pro football.  So why did he stick with the Colts?  The Colts said they were going...

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May
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all-day Sunman Farmers Market
Sunman Farmers Market
May 29 all-day
The Sunman Park Board will be hosting the Sunman Farmers Market for the 2016 season. Every Saturday beginning May 14 til October 29. For spaces & more information contact Janice 812-65-2180Share this:TweetEmailPrint
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8:00 am Honorary Ceremony for Veterans @ Batesville Area
Honorary Ceremony for Veterans @ Batesville Area
May 30 @ 8:00 am
VFW Post 3183 American Legion Post 271 The Honor Guard and Firing Squad will honor our deceased beterans with a brief ceremony at each of six local cemetereis. Each ceremony will consist of a brief prayer, three volleys of fire and the playing of Taps. The schedule is as follows: 8:00 AM – Holy family Cemetery (Oldenburg) 8:30 AM – Saint Anthony Cemetery (Morris) 9:00 AM – Saint Mark Cemetery 9:30 AM – Saint John Cemetery (Huntersville) 10:00 AM – Saint Louis Cemetery 10:30 AM – Methodist Cemetery This will be followed by Memorial Day observance at Liberty Park at 11:00 AM, hosted by the American Legion. An open house at the American Legion will follow the ceremony at Liberty Park. The public is cordially invited to attend any or all of these ceremonies.Share this:TweetEmailPrint
10:00 am Memorial Day Service @ St. Paul United Methodist Church
Memorial Day Service @ St. Paul United Methodist Church
May 30 @ 10:00 am
St. Paul United Methodist Church is having its annual Memorial Day Service on May 30 at 10 AM. Rev. Bill Helms is the speaker. A short business meeting will follow the service. The Sunman American Legion will have a military service at the cemetery at 11 AM. Also, the United Methodist Women are service a roast beef dinner from 11 AM to 1 PM. The menu also includes mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, various salads, and homemade pies. Freewill offering. Carry-outs at $9. The church is located 3 miles South of Sunman on Highway 101. The public is invited to each or all of the events.Share this:TweetEmailPrint