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5,000 Newborns to Receive Red Hats in February

January 26, 2016
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5,000 Newborns to Receive Red Hats in February

More than 5,000 babies born in Indiana in February will be decked out in reds hats courtesy of the American Heart Association’s “Little Hats, Big Hearts” program. American Heart Association staff will deliver the tiny hats to 44 hospitals across the state beginning this week. The hats were lovingly hand-knitted by volunteers. February is...

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Prosecutors Ask for Tools to Fight Meth Labs and Their Collateral Damage

January 26, 2016
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Prosecutors Ask for Tools to Fight Meth Labs and Their Collateral Damage

Indiana prosecuting attorneys today asked members of the Indiana General Assembly to consider the human and taxpayer tolls created by highly volatile meth labs as the House Public Health Committee heard three bills directed at reducing the state’s number one national ranking in meth labs. Delaware County Prosecutor Jeff Arnold said his county leads...

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Local Truck Drivers Awarded for More than 25 Years of Service

January 26, 2016
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Local Truck Drivers Awarded for More than 25 Years of Service

On Saturday the Indiana Motor Truck Association held it’s driver of the month and year awards dinner and ceremony in Indianapolis. Batesville Logistics Inc has 4 drivers who were awarded Driver of the month. John Klimczewski from Dillsboro was awarded the February Driver of the month award. He has been driving 38 years for...

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Batesville Airport Indiana’s Newest Public Use Airport

January 26, 2016
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Batesville Airport Indiana’s Newest Public Use Airport

The City of Batesville and Batesville Aviation Services are pleased to announce that the Batesville Airport and Batesville Aviation Services have transitioned from a private use airport to a public use airport. Batesville Aviation Services, owned by Shorty Whittington and son John, have spent the past four years working with the Federal Aviation Association...

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The Napoleon State Bank Announces Retirement of President &CEO, Leslie W. Kessens,

January 26, 2016
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The Napoleon State Bank Announces Retirement of President &CEO, Leslie W. Kessens,

The Napoleon State Bank, a locally owned bank, headquartered in Napoleon, IN, announced that Leslie W. Kessens President and Chief Executive Officer will retire January 31, 2016. Kessens began his banking career in the Ripley County community in January 1981 as an assistant cashier/loan officer with The Napoleon State Bank. He was appointed to...

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Ripley Youth Outreach Awards $5,177 in Grants to Local Schools

January 26, 2016
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Ripley Youth Outreach Awards $5,177 in Grants to Local Schools

During the previous two weeks, the school committees involved in Ripley Youth Outreach had awarded their grants of up to $1,000 to the worthy causes in their school systems. Batesville High School granted $300 to the debate team for an Upfront Magazine subscription, $337 to the academic team for the purchase of twenty-one preparation...

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Indiana Helping Nation’s Capital Battle Snow

January 26, 2016
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Indiana Helping Nation’s Capital Battle Snow

A snow-melting unit was en route beginning Monday morning from Indianapolis to Washington, D.C., to help eliminate massive amounts of snow in the nation’s capital. A weekend snowstorm left much of Washington shut down and in need of help from governments outside the district. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security fielded a request for...

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An Alternative to Euthanizing Thousands of Pets in Indiana

January 26, 2016
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An Alternative to Euthanizing Thousands of Pets in Indiana

Indiana is one of the few states without a mandatory spay and neuter law for cats and dogs, and those pushing legislation to make it happen say it would save thousands of animals from being euthanized every year. The Indiana House has approved House Bill 1201, which now heads to the Senate. At the...

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Hoosiers Can Donate to Public Education on Tax Forms

January 26, 2016
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Hoosiers Can Donate to Public Education on Tax Forms

State Rep. Tim Harman (R-Bremen) announced that Hoosiers can now make a donation to Indiana’s public schools when filing this year’s taxes. “Hoosiers can conveniently donate to any public K-12 school in Indiana by filling out the Schedule 5 credit/donation form and include it with their income tax form,” Harman said. “This is a...

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Area Girls Basketball Sectional Pairings

January 25, 2016
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WRBI Area Girls Basketball Sectional Pairings from The IHSAA. The games will be taking place on February 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th. Championship games for all sectionals will be played on Saturday, February 6 at 7:30 PM. Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Jac-Cen-Del. Tuesday: Waldron vs. Hauser. 7 PM Wednesday: Game 1: Rising Sun vs....

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Upcoming Events

Jan
15
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all-day BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
BHS Interact Club Spring Cleanin...
Jan 15 – Feb 15 all-day
The Batesville High School Interact Club will be having a spring cleaning coat drive from January 15 – February 15. Drop-off locations include Goody’s, Batesville Memorial Public Library, and the Guidance Office at the Batesville High School.
Feb
14
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all-day Three Parish Mission
Three Parish Mission
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day
The parishes of St. John in Osgood, Immaculate Conception in Millhousen and St. Maurice in Napoleon will co-host a three day mission led by Fr. Jim Farrell.  The theme of the mission will be “Mercy: God’s Gift.”  Fr. Farrell is currently pastor of Pius X Parish in Indianapolis and is also Director of Our Lady of Fatima Retreat House in Indianapolis. The retreat schedule and topics will be Sunday Feb. 14 at St. John’s – “Encountering God’s Mercy in the Scriptures;” Monday Feb. 15 will be at Immaculate Conception – “Experiencing God’s Mercy in the Sacraments;” and Tuesday Feb. 16 at St. Maurice – “Carrying God’s Mercy Forward- Giving What We Have Received.” All talks will begin at 7:00 PM and will be followed by opportunities for Confession and Anointing of the Sick.  Refreshments and opportunities for fellowship will also be available in the parish halls.  Please come, bring a friend and join us for this perfect beginning to Lent.
7:30 am Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Valentine’s Day Breakfast & Raffle @ St. Nicholas Church
Feb 14 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
A Valentine’s breakfast and raffle will be held on February 14 from 7:30 am – 12 noon at St. Nicholas Church in Sunman.

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