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Freedom To Marry: Battle Won, But More to Do in Indiana

February 2, 2016
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Freedom To Marry: Battle Won, But More to Do in Indiana

The goal of the campaign known as “Freedom to Marry” was simple: to allow a couple to legally dedicate their lives to each other regardless of their sexual persuasion. The group’s founder, Evan Wolfson, says he’s been campaigning for it for more than three decades. He says today, although it’s legal in the United...

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Bill to Ease Research of Industrial Hemp Passes Senate

February 2, 2016
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Bill to Ease Research of Industrial Hemp Passes Senate

Senate Bill 291 would repeal current statutes that allow a licensed industrial hemp grower to retain a seed from a crop for use in the following year, easing the hemp seed purchasing process for a licensed grower like Purdue University. “Industrial hemp has been shown to have many potential uses,” Leising said. “It is...

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East Central Trojans Football Booster Meeting

February 1, 2016
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East Central Trojans Football Booster Meeting

The East Central Trojans Football Booster Meeting is this Wednesday, February 3 at 6:30 PM in the ECHS Cafeteria. Please join us as we discuss one of our biggest fundraiser’s of the year. Mulch sale begins February 8th! Courtesy of The EC Trojans Football Boosters.

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Batesville Area Deanery CYO Basketball Quarter Final Results

February 1, 2016
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Batesville Area Deanery CYO Basketball Quarter Final Results

2016 Batesville CYO Deanery tournament 2nd round results. Sunday  (1-31)  at St. Louis-Batesville. St. Louis-1  63    St. Mary’s  23 Holy Family-2  60    St. Catherine’s  43 Sunday  (1-31) at St. Michael’s-Brookville. All Saints-2  55    Holy Family-2  52 St. Michael’s-1  48   All Saints-1  32 Semi-Finals at St. Louis.  Sunday  (2-7) St. Louis-1 vs. Holy Family-2 ...

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STL Defeats STN In 8th Grade Batesville Deanery CYO Tourney

February 1, 2016
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STL Defeats STN In 8th Grade Batesville Deanery CYO Tourney

The St. Louis Cardinals 8th grade boys basketball team defeated the St Nicholas Trojans Sunday in the Batesville Deanery by a final score of 37 to 28. The Cardinals needed a team effort to pull away from a determined Trojan squad. St Louis led at the half by five and only outscored St. Nicholas...

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Indiana Making Strides in Teacher Diversity

February 1, 2016
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Indiana Making Strides in Teacher Diversity

Teachers in the United States don’t necessarily look like their students, and there’s an effort underway to change that. In the fall of 2010, then U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan noted the problem and the government launched an initiative, to recruit what he called the next generation of teachers. Nationally, minority students make...

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Whitewater Valley Railroad Training Classes to be Held in Connersville

February 1, 2016
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Whitewater Valley Railroad Training Classes to be Held in Connersville

The Historic Whitewater Valley Railroad‘s Annual Training Classes will be held beginning February 13, 2016 at the South Connersville Yard Complex located at 300 South Eastern Avenue, Connersville, Indiana. These free classes are open to the public and do not require membership to the non-profit Whitewater Valley Railroad. Ever wondered how a railroad REALLY...

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Ripley County Adopts Indiana Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative

February 1, 2016
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Ripley County Adopts Indiana Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative

Ripley County is the first County in Southeast Indiana joining the Indiana Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative. The initiative developed by the Annie E. Casey Foundation aims to improve outcomes for children in the justice system while ensuring public safety. According to the Indiana Department of Corrections Division of Youth Services, JDAI is a bipartisan...

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Bill Requiring Home Health Agencies to Run Background Checks Passes Senate

February 1, 2016
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Bill Requiring Home Health Agencies to Run Background Checks Passes Senate

Senate Bill 350 authored by State Sen. Jeff Raatz of Centerville would require home health agencies or personal services agencies to run a national criminal history background check on employees, and passed the full Senate 49-0. Current law requires only a limited criminal background check unless circumstances require otherwise. Senate Bill 350 would expand...

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    7:00 am Batesville Community Prayer Brea... @ Big Four Cafe
    Batesville Community Prayer Brea... @ Big Four Cafe
    May 5 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am
    Please join us as a special guest. The public is also welcomed to attend and may purchase their $8.00 ticket at the door. Chef Adam has selected a delicious buffet breakfast. We will start our day in prayer, enjoying fellowship with community, church leaders, and friends in the Batesville area. Danielle Hountz from Batesville high School will be singing and Reverend Jill K. Campbell of St. Mark Lutheran Church will be the guest speaker. You are also invited to attend the Community Prayer Service, presented by the Batesville Ministerial Association at the Gazebo, located in the Village Green, downtown Batesville at 12:00 noon on Thursday, May 5. This tradition is in its’ 5th year and will be led by various Ministers from the area. Lunch will be provided following the service. RSVP to Andrea Wade, Mayor’s Office, awade@batesvilleindiana.us or (812) 933-6100 by April 29th if you are attending the Prayer Breakfast. Fore more information, please contact Rita Seig, (812) 209-9945 of ritaseig@etczone.comShare this:TweetEmailPrint
    8:00 am Rummage Sale @ Knights of St. John Hall
    Rummage Sale @ Knights of St. John Hall
    May 5 @ 8:00 am
    Rummage Sale Thursday May 5 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Friday May 6 from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM Saturday May 7 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon Knights of St. John Hall 111 S Vine St Batesville, IN (adjacent to Weigel’s Funeral Home) Feel free to drop items off on Sunday May 1 from 3 PM to 5 PMMonday May 2 from 6 PM to 8 PM Tuesday May 3 from 9 AM to 8 PM Wednesday May 4 from 9 AM to 8 PMShare this:TweetEmailPrint
    4:30 pm Smorgasbord Dinner @ St. John's Lutheran Church, Napoleon
    Smorgasbord Dinner @ St. John's Lutheran Church, Napoleon
    May 5 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
    St. John’s Lutheran Church of Napoleon will have their monthly “Smorgasbord dinner” (ham, German hot potato salad, homemade coffee cakes, etc) on Thursday May 5. Serving is 4:30-7:00 PM and everyone is welcome.  Carryouts are available. Per person charge.Share this:TweetEmailPrint

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