Bulldogs Grapple With Panthers

first_imgAfter two cancellations and a lot of patience the Bulldogs were finally able to face off against Knightstown for their final dual meet of the year.  This was a special evening as we spot-lited our youth team of thirty from ages 6-11; along with Ben Westerfeld, Jarret Hootten, and Zach Strub for Senior Night.  All three seniors wrestled great earning nice wins representing themselves and the Bulldogs extremely well.  Ben and Zach both defeated their opponent by pin while Jarret took the long way winning in three periods by a score of 14-9.As a team Batesville won 6 matches while Knightstown went away with 8 of them. The Bulldogs came up just short falling 32-42 against Knightstown ending our dual season with a 12-11 record.The team will now travel to South Dearborn for the EIAC matches followed by Sectionals at Franklin County. Additional matches won by the Bulldogs were from:  Michael Deal; John Moody; and Neal Nobbe. Submitted by Batesville Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Linksters Ripley County Champs

first_imgCongrats to The Batesville Bulldogs on winning The Ripley County Boys Golf Tourney at North Branch Golf Course.Team Scoring:  Batesville-171; Jac-Cen-Del-176; Milan-195; South Ripley-259.Individual Scoring for Batesville:  Dominique Schildknecht 44;  Alec Giesting 39;  Thomas Hatcher 43; Ryan Harmeyer 45; Jacob Vogelsang 46.All-Ripley County:   1) Ripley County MVP: Alec Giesting- Batesville (39);  2) Travis Butte- Milan (40);  3) Lucas Williams- Jac-Cen-Del (41);  4) Thomas Hatcher- Batesville (43);  5) Austin Wagner- Jac-Cen-Del (44)*/ Dominique Schildknecht- Batesville (44).     *Won on Playoff Hole #1.Submitted by Batesville Coach Ben Siefert.last_img

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Cardinals Fall To St. Mary’s

first_imgThe St. Louis 6th grade boys basketball team played a great game againsta really good visiting St. Mary’s team from Vernon, but fell short 29-25.The Cardinals had 5 players involved in the scoring attack with Kyle Salatin leading the wayfollowed by Cody Mohr, Hunter Laudick, Luke Wilson and Abe Streator.Tenacious defense by Spencer Mack and Cayden Pohlman helped keep it close.It was an exciting game with several lead changes that went to the last fewseconds of the game before St Mary’s closed it out and won 29-25.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Mohrlast_img

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Janice D. “Jan” Fehrman

first_imgJanice D Fehrman, 77, Aurora, Indiana went to be with her Savior on Sunday, May 29, 2016.She was born October 5, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Daughter of the late William K Downey and the late Ellen Martin Downey.Jan was a lifelong resident of Aurora and she attended the First Baptist Church Aurora. Jan started her real estate career as a secretary for Burress Realty before founding Fehrman Realty with her husband Bob. Jan worked as an owner/broker of Fehrman Realty retiring after over 35 years. She was a caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid member of the Red Hat Society, Hospice Volunteer, and the Breast Cancer Support Group. Jan was an advocate for Relay for Life and captained a team for many years being one of the first teams for Relay when it came to Dearborn County.She leaves behind her high school sweetheart and husband, Robert Fehrman of Aurora, IN; children, Brett (Jennifer) Fehrman of Aurora, IN, Holly (Scott) Allen of Aurora, IN; siblings, Sue (Larry) Eubank of Orlando, FL, David Downey of Batavia, OH; grandchildren Brooklynn and Grant Allen and Amber Fehrman; Nieces LaRae (Trey) Smith, Lori (Robert) Sullivan, Lynn (Mike) Sicari; Nephews Tommy (Deena) Downey, Billy (Elizabeth) Downey, Johnny Downey.Friends will be received 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Aurora First Baptist Church, 6060 Blair Rd., Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Aurora First Baptist Church, Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Tom Fehrman, Pastor William Secrest and Mark Tanner officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery in Aurora, IN.Contributions may be made to the Relay for Life (Team- Stars for Life) or First Baptist Church Aurora. If unable to attend, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Bulldogs Results At Home 6-Way Meet

first_imgThe Batesville wrestling team opened their season with their annual 6-way wrestling meet on Saturday Nov 19th.  Competing teams include: Brown County, Knightstown, Scottsburg, Shelbyville, and Southwestern. For the third year in a row Knightstown ended the day with a perfect record of 5-0.  The Bulldogs  ended the day in fourth place with 2 wins and 3 losses. Two of the three losses came down to just one individual bout which makes future victories for the Bulldogs look promising.  Batesville seniors Michael Deal and Jon Kurtz led the team with five victories over their opponents giving them a perfect start to their season.  Team results were:  Batesville 30, Knightstown 36; Batesville 36, Brown County 39; Batesville 40, Shelbyville 30; Batesville 27, Knightstown 51; Batesville 54, Scottsburg 18.  Individual Varsity results were:  Michael Deal 5-0, Jon Kurtz 5-0, Caleb Bischoff- Niese 4-1, Chris Schene 4-1, Jackson Wooldridge 4-1, JT Linkel 3-2, Jon Vincent 2-1, Axel Garcia 2-3, Drew Garbarini 2-3, Ethan Meyer 1-4, Xavier King 0-2. Individual JV Results:  Nick Nobbe 1-0, Malachi Kirby 0-1, Conner Bachelor 0-1, Jonah Chase 0-1.  Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.last_img read more

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Ralph Howard Davis

first_imgRalph Howard Davis, 93, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday, December 15, 2016 in Dillsboro, IN.He was born April 9, 1923 in Greensburg, IN, son of the late Charles and Florence Davis. Ralph was raised by William and Effie Wells.He served Country as a member of the United States Navy during WWII as well as the Korean Conflict.Ralph worked as a laborer for Grinnell Plumbing, retiring after over 21 years of service.He attended the Moores Hill United Methodist Church.  Ralph was very patriotic and took pride in everything he did, he was a perfectionist. He loved being with family and he enjoyed doing yardwork.Surviving are children, Ralph E. Davis, David Davis, Diane Cowan and Karen Kremer, grandchildren, Paul and Keith Cowan, Shawna Cowan, Diana, Ronda, Laramie, Autumn and Cheyene Davis, 25 great grandchildren, 5 great great-grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents and 11 siblings.Friends will be received Monday, December 19, 2016, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, on Tuesday, at 1:00 pm with Pastor Brian Dunaway officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana 47001. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to defray Funeral Expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Greensburg Fire Department fights garage fire

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — The Greensburg Fire Department battled a large garage fire Saturday afternoon.According to officials, crews responded to the Mill Ridge Estates around 1:00 PM.When firefighters arrived on scene, flames were visible.Officials say the homeowner was the only person home and was safe.Crews were able to keep the fire contained to the garage; however, the garage and its contents were a total loss.It is believed the homeowner’s lawn mower started the fire after he finished mowing the lawn.No injuries were reported.last_img

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Dearborn, Switzerland Counties included in disaster declaration due to heavy rain

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Gov. Eric J. Holcomb has issued a disaster emergency for 11 Indiana counties in response to widespread flooding and infrastructure damage caused by sustained heavy rainfall, including Dearborn and Switzerland Counties.The governor signed an executive order to include Carroll, Dearborn, Elkhart, Fulton, Lake, Marshall, Perry, St. Joseph, Starke, Switzerland and White counties. This disaster emergency declaration may be expanded to include other counties in the days ahead, with more rain expected and thunderstorms predicted in the southern part of the state.The disaster declaration means the state Department of Homeland Security can take necessary actions to provide expanded emergency services and is a step the state is required to take to request assistance from the federal government.“This is an important step in helping Hoosiers around our state who’ve been hurt by this flooding,” Gov. Holcomb said. “Our state agencies will continue to work hand-in-hand with local emergency management teams to help families weather the tragedies they are facing. I’m amazed by their resiliency. Looking ahead, we won’t hesitate to seek federal assistance if it proves necessary.”The State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated Thursday morning and continues to maintain a statewide operating picture concerning the status of the ongoing flooding and respond to requests for assistance from local officials. The EOC has directly assisted counties by coordinating the delivery of over 700,000 sandbags, two water pumps, heavy equipment and vehicles, labor crews, traffic control, UAV photography and subject matter expertise on disaster response and recovery.In addition to the Indiana Department of Homeland Security, other agencies providing services include the Department of Natural Resources, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Corrections, Indiana National Guard and the American Red Cross.The State EOC will continue operating, monitoring the status of the ongoing situation and providing support and resources across the state.Rain began late in the day on Thursday, Feb. 15 in the northern part of the state and received record-level rainfall through Wednesday, Feb. 21. As a result, the region has experienced unprecedented flood damage to properties and infrastructure. Widespread flooding continues, especially across northwest and northcentral Indiana. Central Indiana is under a flood watch. In the southern part of the state, thunderstorms are underway and expected to continue overnight. These storms may produce high winds, hail, additional rainfall and potentially tornadoes.The governor toured Elkhart and St. Joseph counties on Friday, learning about the flood damage and local emergency response efforts underway there. He will return from the National Governor’s Association meeting in Washington D.C. tomorrow and will tour more parts of the state affected by recent weather.last_img read more

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St, Louis earns music program honor

first_imgBatesville, in. — St. Louis School has been honored with the SupportMusic Merit Award from The NAMM Foundation for its outstanding commitment to music education.The SupportMusic Merit Award recognizes individual schools that demonstrate outstanding achievement in efforts to provide music access and education to all students.To qualify for the SupportMusic Merit Award, St. Louis School answered detailed questions about funding, music class participation, instruction time, facilities, support for the music program, and community music-making programs. Responses were verified with school officials and reviewed by The Music Research Institute at the University of Kansas.This award recognizes that St. Louis School is leading the way with learning opportunities as outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The legislation guides policy implementation in the states and  replaces the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) which was often criticized for an overemphasis on testing – while leaving behind subjects such as music. ESSA recommends music and the arts as important elements of a well-rounded education for all children.Research into music education continues to demonstrate educational/cognitive and social skill benefits for children who make music. A series of landmark studies by scientists and researchers at Northwestern University found a link between students in community music programs and life-long academic success, including higher high school graduation rates and college attendance. In another study from the University, it was discovered that the benefits of early exposure to music education improves how the brain processes and assimilates sounds, a trait that lasts well into adulthood.Beyond the Northwestern research, other studies have indicated that music education lays the foundation for individual excellence in group settings, creative problem solving and flexibility in work situations, as well as learning how to give and receive constructive criticism to excel.A 2015 study supported by The NAMM Foundation, “Striking A Chord,” also outlines the overwhelming desire by teachers and parents for music education opportunities for all children as part of the school curriculum.last_img read more

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Lady Cats Defeat Lady Patriots In Tennis

first_imgFranklin County visited Union County to take on the Patriots winning 5-0. Although this wasn’t a conference match, it was an important match due to the teams being in the same sectional. Franklin County showed their dominance in this match only losing two games total in all five varsity matches. Franklin County will have the weekend to rest up before playing Monday, May 7, against South Dearborn. The team is now 15-0 on the season.Scores#1 Singles Lilli Stewart (FC) beat Jessica Robinson (UC) 6-0, 6-0#2 Singles Megan Routh (FC) beat Lindsay Lang (UC) 6-1, 6-0#3 Singles Lauren Klei (FC) beat Aubrey Volz (UC) 6-1, 6-0#1 Doubles Grace Moster and Allie Routh (FC) beat Amanda Jahosky and Annie Henry 6-0, 6-0#2 Doubles Maggie Brack and Taylor McCreary (FC) beat Kylie Hetzer and Lauren Collins (UC) 6-0, 6-0Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Brayden Ertel.last_img read more

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