The Batesville Freshman Basketball team was defeated by Lawrenceburg Monday night by a score of 46-36.Coming off a loss at Columbus East, The Dogs came out looking to bounce back, but, weren’t able to overcome the outside shooting from the tigers.Offensively, The Dogs were lead by Jayden Beal with 10 and Tristian Lamppert with 9. Sam Wade provided some nice minutes off the bench and Quinten Gowdy provided some solid defensive minutes.The dogs are in action again Thursday at Connersville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Michael Lanning.
The Batesville High School wrestling team traveled to Rushville to participate in the annual Rushville 5-way. Teams participating in the event were: Rushville, Centerville, Connersville, Greensburg, and Batesville.The Bulldogs ended the day with one win and four losses. Team scores were: Connersville 60 Batesville 24, Centerville 60 Batesville 24, Batesville 41 Rushville 36, and Greensburg 58 Batesville 3.Individual results: Michael Deal 3-1; Jon Kurtz 3-1; Mitchell Thomas 3-1; John Moody 2-2; Chris Schene 2-2; Miguel Ramirez 1-3; Abram Garcia 1-3; and Jackson Wooldridge 0-4.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Deal.
William A. Hertel, age 76 of Whispering Pines, North Carolina and formerly of Batesville, died Tuesday, August 2, 2016 in Whispering Pines. Born October 30, 1939 in Ripley County Indiana, he is the son of Stella (Nee: Meister) and Lester Hertel. He married Connie Pfeifer September 14, 1962 and she died July 24, 1977. He married Joy Jordan December 16, 1996 and she survives. Bill served in the Air Force Reserves.A manager and executive, Bill retired from Traveler’s Insurance Company after 30 years and in 1995 moved to Whispering Pines to enjoy his passion of playing golf. A 1974 trip with several friends was all it took for him to fall in love with area and they would return every year until the late 1980’s to play the numerous courses. Bill also was an avid fan of college sports and loved playing cards.He is survived by his wife Joy; sons Charles (Wendy), Mark (Denise), Eric (Kari); step-son Kevin Driscoll (Marde DeLeon), sisters Pauline Bower and Barbara May; grandchildren Emily, Abigail, Madelyn, Dalton, William and Megan Hertel; step grandchildren Adryiana Haar, Alexa Driscoll, Annaleasia DeLeon and great grandchildren Maribelle and Shelton Driscoll. In addition to his wife Connie and parents, he is also preceded in death by sisters Margaret Oswald, Helen Franzese and brothers Richard and Charles Hertel.A memorial service will be held Thursday, August 11th at 1 p.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. His ashes will be interred at St. Louis Cemetery. Following services at the cemetery the family will receive friends at a luncheon at the Knights of Columbus. The family requests memorials to First Health Hospice and Palliative Care, 242 Campground Road, West End, North Carolina, 27376. Weigel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
This evening we will begin another season of Coaches Corner. I am not quite sure how many years this is, but it is in the thirties. We will be on the air every Monday night except for holidays from 5:45 – 7:00 p.m. The show will go on until the middle of April.Our guests for tonight’s show include Ken Getz of Oldenburg Academy boys’ soccer, Evan Ulery (the new Batesville High School football coach), Wes Gillman of Oldenburg Academy football, and special guest Eric Heppner who will introduce his successor.Hope you are able to listen. We believe we already have some great shows lined up for the start of this new season. We will again broadcast on WRBI live from Ison’s Family Pizza.
GREENSBURG, Ind. — St. Mary’s Middle School Wired Knights competed in their first ever, First Tech Challenge robotics competition in Indianapolis on Saturday, and finished in the 2nd place alliance.The team consisted of 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, and they competed alongside many high school teams.The team was a finalist for the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award which celebrates a team that has the ingenuity and inventiveness to make their designs come to life.
One of the people I taught with would always say “I hate to get with a group of coaches–they call each other coach and never use first names.” I never knew who I was talking to.To a retired coach, it is a term of endearment. It is always good to run into one of your former athletes when you are out and about. Unfortunately, for me it is hard to remember some of these athletes who I coached many years ago. I finally realize that I just have to ask who some of them are. I certainly remember them after they tell me their name, but their appearances change so much it becomes hard to recognize them.Maybe a group of coaches should go by their first names, but it is nice to be called “Coach” when you see former athletes.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — Blood banks are starting to run low on blood donations.The Decatur County Memorial Hospital is hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 16 from 2 – 7 PM in conference room D at the hospital.Margaret Mary Health will also be hosting a blood drive on March 30 from 8 – 5 in a donor bus outside the hospital.All donors must be at least 17 years of age and weigh a minimum of 110 pounds.To schedule your appointment at Decatur County Memorial Hospital, click here, or call 812-663-1228.To schedule your appointment at Margaret Mary Health, click here, or call 800-830-1091.
Those surviving who will cherish Mary’s memory include her nephews, Ronald (Sharon) Banks of Greenwood, IN, John (Pam) Banks of Fair Oaks, CA, and Jerry (Vicki) Banks of Debary, FL; 4 great nieces and nephews and 4 great, great nieces and nephews who all called her Grandma, as well as 4 additional nieces and nephews. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Rita Banks and Edna Kraemer and a brother, Robert Lorenz. Mary E. Lorenz, formerly of Brookville, was born on December 23, 1917 in St. Mary’s, Indiana, the daughter of Leo and Dora Wallpe Lorenz. She was the secretary for many years at Brookville High School and was a member of St. Michaels Church and the Daughters of Isabella. Mary was devoted to her family and will be missed by many. On February 28, 2017 at the age of 99, she passed away in Orange City, Florida. Visitation will be on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street Brookville. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at St. Michael Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with burial in St. Michael Cemetery. Memorial contributions are requested to St. Michael School. Online condolences may be posted at www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Mary Lorenz.
Rev. Kenneth Earl “Kenny” Miller, age 72, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 31, 1945, in Milan, Indiana, the son of the late, Arnold Wilbur and Gladys Mary (Lindsay) Miller. He was a 1963 graduate of the Vevay High School. Kenny was united in marriage on July 26, 1963, at the residence of Roy and Agnes Wolf, to Carolyn J. Reed and to this union arrived two sons, Scott and Steve to bless their home. Kenny and Carolyn shared nearly 54 years of marriage together until his death. He farmed the family farm in Pleasant, Indiana, where he raised his sons, drove a school bus for years, and eventually helped form the church now called, Vevay Assembly in Vevay, Indiana. Kenny pastored for the Vevay Assembly Church for 35 years before retiring in 2011. Kenny resided in the Switzerland County community his entire life. He enjoyed going to AJ’S Diner in Vevay, Indiana and spending time with his family and friends. Kenny went to be with his Lord and Savior with his loving family by his side at 6:45 pm, Tuesday, March 7, 2017, at his residence in Vevay, Indiana.Kenny will be deeply missed by his loving wife of nearly 54 years: Carolyn J. (Reed) Miller of Vevay, IN; his sons: Scott Miller and his wife: Jennifer of Pleasant, IN and Steve Miller and his wife: Melody of Kasilof, AK; his grandchildren: Nicholle (David) Davanzati of Prospect, KY, Jacob (Deborah) Miller of Clarksville, IN, Caitlin (Vaughn Ashby) Miller of Louisville, KY, Brittany Miller of Louisville, KY, Kelsey Miller of Pleasant, IN, Judd, Ian, Gus and Luke Miller of Kasilof, AK; his great-grandchildren: Noah and Kyle Sedam, Aubrey Miller, Kyndell Furnish, Vaughn Ashby, Kingston and Malakiah Miller, Alex Davanzati and Caroline Miller; his sister: Carolyn Griffin of Pleasant, IN; his sisters-in-law: Tootie Leap and her husband: John of Vevay, IN and Pam Reed of Bennington Pike, IN; his brother-in-law: Davy Reed of Lake Geneva, IN and his nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Arnold Wilbur and Gladys Mary (Lindsay) Miller; his sister: Marilyn Morgan; his brothers-in-law: Pastor Robert Morgan and Dean Griffin and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: David and Becky Reed.A Celebration of Kenny’s Life will be held on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at 2:00 pm, by Bro. G.B. Turner, at the Vevay Assembly, 721 Main Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.Friends may visit from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Vevay Assembly, 721 Main Street, Vevay, Indiana 47043.In lieu of flowers the family request memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay Assembly Building Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Batesville vs. Greensburg Middle School Track results from (4-27).Girls Scores: Greensburg 70, Batesville 35Bulldogs Results: Shot Put-2 Katie Bedel (27’3.75”); High Jump-2 Katie Bedel; Long Jump-2 Madelyn Pohlman (12’5.5”) 3 Olivia Dick (11’11.5”); 100M Hurdles-2 Sydnee Schaefer (19.45); 100M-2 Chloe Schroeder (13.32); 200M-3 Lily Meyer (30.71); 400M-1 Carley Pride (1:03.51) 2 Chloe Schroeder (1:03.84); 800M-1 Katie Olsen (2:35.81); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Ava Hanson, Chloe Schroeder, Sarah Ripperger, Carley Pride (4:31.80);Boys Scores: Batesville 68, Greensburg 37Bulldogs Results: Discus-1 Luke Nuhring (94’3.5”); Shot Put-3 Jacob Weigel (31’0.5”); High Jump-2 Will Gunter (4’10”) 3 Eli Pierson (4’10”); Long Jump-1 Sam Robben (15’5”) 3 Ethan Brewer (15’0”); 110M Hurdles-1 Sam Robben (18.62) 2 Ethan Brewer (18.79); 100M-1 James Kuisel (12.54); 200M-1 James Kuisel (25.75) 2 Kavin Saravanan (26.60); 400M-2 Eli Pierson (1:01.97); 800M-1 Ean Loichinger (2:19.32) 2 Dillon Murray (2:27.32) 3 Daren Smith (2:34.05); 1600M-1 Ean Loichinger (4:55.13) 2 James Kuisel (5:05.87) 3 Dillon Murray (5:11.16); 800M Relay-1BMS Will Gunter, Will Nuhring, Eli Pierson, Sam Robben (1:52); 1600M Relay-1 BMS Eli Pierson, Will Gunter, Dillon Murray, Ean Loichinger (4:14.21).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.