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Education vs. Fun

first_imgAll people my age can remember getting out of 7th period class to go to an athletic contest.  We also can remember, if not weekly, at least bi-monthly pep sessions.  It seems that all of us graduated on time and most of us did quite well as we went on to further our education.  However, today somebody has decided that not one minute of any school day can be used for anything other than academic instruction.  I would be willing to bet that the majority of the schools, especially those over 500 students, have not had a pep session in years.  I keep reading that club activities will have to meet before the school day or after the school day and the sponsors will have to volunteer their time to lead them.  I guess we learn nothing from history on how to keep a student alert, focused, and interested in education.  What is the old saying?–“all work and no play makes Jack a very dull boy”.  I doubt if a 30-minute pep session on a Friday afternoon ever kept a student out of college.  Someone sitting at a desk in a state education department is pondering why students commit suicide at a higher rate now than what they used to.  I think I know one answer–all pressure and no fun!last_img read more

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Students Will Hear Power of Good, Bad Decisions

first_imgCrash survivor Sarah Panzau will share her story with South Dearborn students Thursday.A survivor of a drunk-driving accident will tell her story to South Dearborn High School students on Thursday afternoon.Sarah Panzau, a two-time member of the National Junior College Athletic Association women’s volleyball All-America team, knew what it was like to be on top of her game –and on top of the world. But, somewhere between life as a competitively driven high school athlete and the early years of college, Panzau began heading down a destructive path.Aug. 23, 2003, was the day her life would change forever as her car spun out of control. With a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit, the 21-year-old decided to drive home drunk, missed a highway exit and rolled her car four times.Panzau is now committed to speaking with students about how her life was forever changed because of the poor decisions she made.The presentation is sponsored by local Anheuser-Busch wholesaler Craig Distributing Co., Inc.“A presentation for students about making smart choices, respecting parents and rising above disabilities,” said Craig Distributing Inc., Office Manager Tami Shelton.East Central High School students attended the presentation from Panzau last school year.last_img read more

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Batesville School Sports Important Events

first_imgBatesville School Sports Important Upcoming Events.April 1st    2014-2015 All-Sport Tickets go on sale.  Student-athletes presently in grades 9ñ11 will be selling these as our spring fundraiser.  Tickets will also be available at the Batesville High School and Middle School athletic offices.April 9th     Attention Grades 8, 9, 10, and 11:IHSAA Sports Physicals for the 2014-2015 school year, sponsored by MMCH, will be Wednesday, April 9 at the Hansen Center for only $20.  Only cash and/or checks accepted.  Time: 5:00 ñ 7:00 p.m.  Please have pages 1 and 4 of the physical completed.  This will be for students presently in grades 8 through 11.  MMCH donates the money back to our athletic department to sponsor our Athletic Trainer so we encourage everyone to take advantage of this win/win event.  The I.H.S.A.A. now requires physicals to be on file BEFORE summer conditioning / open facility / camp participation.  THIS IS A MUST!  If you have a conflict on this date, try to attend on Wednesday, April 23rd.April 23rd    Attention Grades 5, 6, and 7:IHSAA Sports Physicals for the 2014-2015 school year, sponsored by MMCH, will be Wednesday, April 23 at the Hansen Center for only $20.  Only cash and/or checks accepted.  Time: 5:00 ñ 7:00 p.m.  Please have pages 1 and 4 of the physical completed.This will be for students presently in grades 5 through 7.  MMCH donates the money back to our athletic department to sponsor our Athletic Trainer so we encourage everyone to take advantage of this win/win event.  The I.H.S.A.A. now requires physicals to be on file BEFORE summer conditioning / open facility / camp participation.  THIS IS A MUST!  If you have to miss this date, you may attend on Wednesday, April 9th.April 16th    All-Sport Ticketsí student-athlete sale ends.  All-Sport tickets will remain available for purchase at the high school and middle school athletic offices through the 2014-2015 Winter season.June 30th ñ July 6th        IHSAA Moratorium Week ñ NO student-athlete / coach contact.July 28th ñ August 2nd    Conditioning only.  NO open facility.  Exception is Girls Golf.August 1st             High School Girls Golf practice begins.August 4th            First practice for high school:  Boys & Girls Cross Country,Football, Boys & Girls Soccer, Boys Tennis, and Volleyball.Note – A completed physical and an IDOE Concussion Acknowledgement form with all signatures and insurance information must be on file before an individual may participate in summer conditioning, open facilities and/or summer camps.  An individual must have ten (10) separate days of practice before being eligible to participate in a game.  Therefore it is imperative that paperwork is completed as soon as possible, and that is possible by attending the MMCH sponsored physicals on dates provided.Submitted by Batesville AD Mark Ferguson.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Linkstrers Fall Short To The Pirates

first_imgThe Greensburg Pirates were victorious against The Batesville Bulldogs 159-178 in Varsity Boys Golf action at The Greensburg Country Club.Individual Scoring for Batesville:  Dominique Schildknecht 43, Alec Giesting 51, Thomas Hatcher 45, Ryan Harmeyer 45, Jacob Vogelsang 45, and Billy Carroll 50.Medalist: Keegan McCullough-Greensburg (38)Junior Varsity:  Jake Flaspohler 44, Keegan Straub 47, and Brandon Rose 53.Submitted by Batesville Coach Ben Siefert.last_img

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Twisters Win 3-Way Cross Country Meet

first_imgThe Oldenburg Academy Cross Country Teams participated in a 3-Way Meet against The Franklin County Wildcats and The Seton Catholic Lady Cardinals.The Twisters Boys and Girls Teams placed 1st.Courtesy of Twisters Coach Merle Hines.last_img

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My Theory

first_imgI have thought for a long time that the umpire strike zone depends on who is batting, which team does he play for, and are they in the race for the championship.  It is much more evident now because all televised games have the strike zone box where you can see where the pitch actually wound up when the umpire made the call.Who do the umpires favor?  They favor the stars, like Joey Votto, the division leaders, like the Cardinals, and any playoff team.Who gets the short end of the stick?  Rookies are certainly at the top of the list, losing teams like the Reds are second, and any player who is a constant griper will never get a call.  It will be interesting to see how the calls go in the World Series.last_img read more

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Mrs. Marilyn A. (Miller) Morgan

first_imgMrs. Marilyn A. (Miller) Morgan, age 77, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 9, 1939, in Ripley County, Indiana, the daughter of the late, Arnold Wilbur and Gladys Mary (Lindsay) Miller. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana since the age of five where she attended the Vevay High School. Marilyn was united in marriage on June 30, 1955, in Vevay, Indiana to Pastor Robert E. “Bob” Morgan and to this union arrived two daughters, Angela and Linda and two sons, Gary and Joshua to bless their home. Marilyn and Bob shared nearly 54 years of marriage together until he passed away on February 22, 2009. Marilyn was a former Associate Pastor for the Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church in Greensburg, Indiana. She was a member of the Vevay Assembly Church in Vevay, Indiana. Marilyn was a wonderful homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Marilyn passed away at 7:15 am, Saturday, August 13, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Marilyn will be dearly missed by her daughters: Angela (Morgan) Browning and her husband: Donnie of Vevay, IN and Linda (Morgan) Faust and her husband: Larry of Lafayette, IN; her son: Gary Morgan of Vevay, IN; her 10-grandchildren: Jared, Ashley, Drusilla, Randi, Danielle, Samantha, Robert, Korey, Alan, J.J. and Cody; her 10-great-grandchildren: Madison, Emma, Conner, London, Cecelia, Ethan, Elliott, Sophie, Chloe and Jackson; her brother: Rev. Kenny Miller and his wife: Carolyn of Vevay, IN; her sister: Carolyn Griffin and her husband: Dean of Pleasant, IN and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Arnold Wilbur and Gladys Mary (Lindsay) Miller; her husband of nearly 54 years: Pastor Robert E. “Bob” Morgan, died February 22, 2009 and her son: Joshua David Morgan, died February 17, 1995.Graveside Service: Family and friends to meet at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home to go in procession to Moffett Cemetery at 10:00 am, Thursday, August 18, 2016Memorial contributions may be made to The Gideon’s International Memorial Bible Program or Vevay Assembly. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

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Carl D. Grieshop

first_imgCarl D. Grieshop, age 78 of Batesville, died Monday, March 27, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health.  Born September 15, 1938 in  Morris, Indiana, he is the son of Eleanor (Nee: Druhman) and Walter Grieshop.  He married Dolores Ziegler June 18, 1960 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg.  Carl served in the Navy from 1956 to 1959.  He worked at Walsman Supply for 25 years, maintenance for the Batesville School Corporation 19 years and as a substitute bus drive 15 years.Carl loved being outdoors, so taking the family camping was something he truly enjoyed doing.  The kids teased that in the early years, the camper was pretty basic.  As the years went by, each camper kept adding more creature comforts until at some point it was no longer “roughing it.”  He could spend hours in the woods chopping wood or hunting for ginseng.  Every morning started with doing the word search in the paper and reading it from cover to cover.  Carl was a long time league bowler at Oldenburg and also liked frying chicken and bartending at the Fireside Inn.  Other interests included woodworking, playing poker and 500, jig saw puzzles and relaxing on the deck letting the squirrels entertain him.  Carl apparently collected or horded, depending on whom you talk with, screws, nuts and bolts.  If you needed something, he had it.  His family would nickname him the Ace Hardware guy.He is survived by his wife Dolores; daughter Deb Ertel of Osgood; son David Grieshop of Batesville; brother Bob Grieshop of Oldenburg; eight grandchildren; one step grandchild; three great grandchildren and one more on the way.  In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by brothers John, Tom and Don Grieshop and sisters Mary Alice Borchelt, Juanita Metz and Marjorie Siefert.Visitation is Friday, March 31st, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m.  Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 1st, at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Hospice Foundation or Phi Beta Psi Sorority Cancer Research.last_img read more

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First Official Contest Dates Moved Up In Six Fall Sports

first_imgThe IHSAA Board of Directors approved 13 rules proposals, five failed and one was tabled for further study during its annual review of the By‐Laws and Articles of Incorporation Monday morning in Indianapolis.Chief among them were a pair of 19‐0 votes approving changes to the first official contest dates in six fall sports – boys tennis, girls and boys cross country, girls and boys soccer and volleyball.Submitted by Commissioner Bobby Cox on behalf of the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA), the changes to Rules 50 and 101 move up the opening dates of competition in those sports by two days from Monday of Week 7 to Saturday of Week 6 giving those teams an extra Saturday to schedule potential contests if they choose. The rule goes into effect immediately.2017 IHSAA Board Fall Sportslast_img read more

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