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IHSAA Rule

April 4, 2013
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If you haven’t heard yet, the IHSAA has introduced a new rule that will affect schools who win too much. Yes, that is what I said–schools that win too much! If you win two consecutive state championships in a sport, you will have to move up a class unless you are already in the...

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Spring Sports

March 21, 2013
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When I was in school, you could play two spring sports at the same time. This is almost impossible to do today. Some of the “A” schools still do it, but their AD has to schedule track and/or baseball and/or softball on alternate days. This will work only if there are no rain outs...

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Umpiring

March 20, 2013
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The other day I passed the softball diamond at Oldenburg and it brought back memories of umpiring softball games with Bob Magnuson for the young girls’ league. When they started this league, they had girls playing from as young as the second or third grade through the eighth grade. The unusual part of this...

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Seniors

March 19, 2013
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Every year I interview a group of senior athletes on Coaches’ Corner. These 17 and 18-year olds amaze me more every year. When I first started doing radio, it was hard to get them to say more than “yes” or “no”. One poor athlete did not even speak, but just nodded his head. I...

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National Leaguers

March 18, 2013
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I was reading a book loaned to me by Larry Holtel on the old-time National League baseball greats. It was a lot of good memories of that bygone era. Names that stuck out were the Traynor brothers and the Wagner brothers. They were in the league long before the Alou brothers were famous. How...

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Indiana All-Stars

March 14, 2013
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Do you know who the top boy and top girl in Indiana High School basketball are this year? I do not even have a clue! It was not too many years ago that this was a big thing in Indiana. Do you remember who last years winners were? I don’t know that answer either....

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Do You Remember?

March 12, 2013
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Do you remember your first encounter with a grandchild’s sporting event? Did you sit in the stands or stand on the field and cringe as you watched the 5-year olds attempt to play a game? If it is basketball, they probably all are in a circle trying to pick up the ball. They will...

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Bryce Timonero

March 11, 2013
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Recently Bryce Timonero placed second in two events at the state swimming meet. This was the culmination of a 4 year career that saw the personable young man swim at the state meet all four years in high school. No one can imagine how many hours Bryce has spent in the pool since he...

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Baseball as a kid

March 8, 2013
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Today kids play a lot of baseball, but I am not sure they play much other than during their particular age group leagues. Some play on all-star teams and play throughout the year, and a few play Legion ball. I can remember playing ball games every time I could round up a few players...

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Talent

March 7, 2013
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Yesterday I talked about Ace Moorman and the fact that he played with quite a group of athletes in the early 50′s at BHS. His teammates included at one time Danny Kile, Louis Dickman, Ham Werneke, Louis Enzinger, and a young man named Burst. Ace went on to play basketball at UC and shined...

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Fri-Sun, Aug 22-24     Whispering Beard Folk Festival Over 35 folk bands in the Friendship Valley, Old Mill Campground, 7249 1st Street, Friendship, starting at 11:30am each day.  Camping available.  Adm. Chg.  Contact Dan (513)382-1708  www.whisperingbeard.com
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Time is running out to register for this unique opportunity to attend a highly respected FranklinCovey program the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce is bringing to Southeastern Indianaon Friday, Aug. 22.  One of FranklinCovey’s most requested consultants, J.D. Frailey, will be teaching this course. Clients give him top ratings and describe him as motivating, entertaining, and uplifting. The course is The 5 Choices to Extraordinary Productivity. Productivity is a key metric that impacts employee engagement, quality of results, and ultimately – the bottom line. For your convenience, I have pasted a link to the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce website, which contains more information and a registration opportunity.Please sign up today. The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce is only the second Chamber of Commerce in Indiana to join in a partnership with FranklinCovey, bringing their fantastic training programs away from the Indianapolis area. This event will be held at the Decatur County School Corporation Administration Building, 2020 Montgomery Road,Greensburg. Your investment in this FranklinCovey training is only $399 per person. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:45 p.m.
8:30 am Grazing Field Day @ Jeff and Leah Meinders’s Farm
Grazing Field Day @ Jeff and Leah Meinders’s Farm
Aug 22 @ 8:30 am – 2:15 pm
The Hogan Creek Watershed Project, along with the Dearborn and Ripley County Soil and Water Conservation Districts (SWCDs) will be providing an educational opportunity for producers with grazing livestock.  The field day will be held on Friday, August 22nd at Jeff and Leah Meinders’s Farm, 3687 W. Co. Rd. 500E, Milan, IN from 8:30 am to 2:15 pm.  The workshop is FREE to attend and includes a catered lunch thanks to local sponsors.  Excellent speakers will be present including, Ron Lemenager, Purdue Beef – Nutrition and Management, Victor Shelton, NRCS Grazing Specialist/Agronomist, and David Walton, Jr., Veterinarian – Herd Health.  If you would like more information or to register, please contact the SWCD at 812-926-2406 ext 3 or email: heather.wirth@in.nacdnet.net.

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