The High School Football Sectional Semi-Finals Class 3A-Sectional 30 with Batesville vs. Guerin Catholic will be kicking off at 7:30 PM at The Dog Pound.Admission is $6. (Preschool and under admitted free); Batesville all-sports, conference and senior passes are not valid for admission for IHSAA events. Pass outs will only be given in emergencies.Batesville High School will be sell tickets on Tuesday, October 28 through Thursday, October 30 during normal school hours in the athletic office.Rules & Regulations: Principals and/or Athletic Directors are directly responsible for the behavior of their team, coaches, and fans.A 1. Balloons, banners, and/or posters, shakers on sticks, etc. are not permitted.A 2. Cowbells, air horns and other such noise devices are not permitted.A 3. No solicitations shall be permitted, including donations, contributions, and aggressive vending of school spirit items.A 4. NO live animal mascots.A 5. Line-up lanes of fans shall not be permitted at any time A 6. Carry-in radios, cassettes and tape decks, etc. are not permitted.A 7. Batesville High School is a Smoke/Tobacco Free CampusCourtesy of Bulldogs AD Bryan Helvie.
ORVC Weekly Report (October 12-17)The ORVC Weekly Report Summary.Th final report for the fall.ORVC Report (October 12-17)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
The AquaTrojans remain undefeated as they beat the Knights from South Dearborn on Tuesday evening. The girls (6-0, 3-0 EIAC) won 104-75 and the boys (4-0, 3-0 EIAC) won 119-49. Individual Winners include:Jacob Weber-200 Freestyle, 500 FreestyleAlexis deLong-200 IMCai Fox-200 IMDustin Schantz-50 Freestyle, 100 BackstrokeEmily Betts-1 meter divingEthan Ayers-Edds-1 meter divingLydia Weber-100 FlyAlex Ketcham-100 Fly, 100 BreaststrokeMichaela Cassidy-100 FreeJakob Paff-100 FreeOlivia Nixon-100 BackstrokeEC won 5/6 relays against the Knights. Come out and support the AquaTrojans as they take on conference foe the Rushville Lions on Thursday at 6:00pm.Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.
Elmer Ernest Vonderheide, of Brookville, was born on October 13, 1927 in St. Mary’s, the son of Walter M. and Marie (nee Wallpe) Vonderheide. Elmer was a 1945 graduate of Brookville High School. He served his country from 1945 to 1947 in the United States Navy. On October 15, 1949 at St. Michael’s Rectory, Elmer and Betty Sue Payne were united in marriage by Rev. George B. Saum. Elmer and his partner, Bud Moster, owned and operated Bud and Elmer’s Shell service station on Main Street for over 40 years. On Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at the age of 88, he passed away at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.Those surviving who will cherish Elmer’s memory include his wife of 66 years, Betty Vonderheide; children, Elmer M. (Gayla) of Batesville, Deborah (Russell) King of Pleasant Prairie, WI, Randall (Gail) of Lafayette, David of Liberty, Kerry (Cathy) of New Castle, Irwin (Barbara), Allen (Shauna), and Mary (George) Buckler, all of Brookville; 15 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren; brother, Harold (Julie) of Brookville, and numerous nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by granddaughter, Megan, daughter-in-law, Jody, and brothers, Irwin B. and Walter L. Vonderheide.Friends may visit with the family on Sunday, March 13, 2016 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Rosary will follow at 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial, officiated by Rev. Sean Danda is on Monday at 10:30 a.m. at St. Michael Catholic Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Michael School. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Elmer Ernest Vonderheide.
Eight months ago Ray Craft’s wife of 55 years died unexpectedly from a fall. Craft was recently interviewed by the Indianapolis Star. They wanted to know how he was doing and how his life has changed. Ray was the only member of the Milan Indians who actually appeared in the movie Hoosiers. He had two lines.The former member of the IHSAA still lives in the same house in Shelbyville that he purchased in 1971. It was here that he and his wife “Jinky” spent most of their married life. As can be expected, Ray told the Star that he is still lost. When he comes home from his part-time job at the Indiana Grand, he has to prepare his meals. Ray commented that he could make hot dogs and fry eggs, but that was about it.When asked by the Star if he thought there would ever be another Milan, he said quickly “NO”! With class basketball people do not consider a team to be a state champ as they did in 1954. Today it is about winning your class, and most of the state is not interested in following any team except their own school.
Milan, Ind. — A Thursday crash near Milan on State Road 350 injured a Moores Hill teen.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says a car driven by Catherine Cigolotti, 16, of Moores Hill, was eastbound near Old Mill, at a high rate of speed when she lost control, drove off the south side of the roadway and struck a tree. The force of the crash ripped the engine from the vehicle and trapped the driver. First responders from the Milan Fire Department extricated the victim and transported her with injuries to her lower extremities.Police say wet conditions and excessive speed are contributing factors to the crash.
Urma Lucille Puttmann of New Point, Indiana passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017. The daughter of John and Lucy (nee: Miller) Bredewater was born on January 1, 1915. She was 102 years old.The 1933 New Point High School graduate, married Walter Puttmann who passed away on April 19, 1995. Urma was a member of the Smyrna Lutheran Church and of the Order of the Eastern Star Batesville Chapter #348.She is survived by her nieces, Carol Swanson and Janet Brandt; nephews, John, James and Larry Bredewater; a sister-in-law Lois Bredewater and numerous great nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, niece Lynn Giesting, brothers, Harold, Arthur, Arnold Bredewater and Erval Bredewater who died as an infant.Visitation will be Friday, December 29, 2017 from 10:00AM to 12:00PM followed by 12:00PM Funeral Service all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville. Mark Vice officiating. Burial will follow in the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point, IN.
John L. Gibbs, 53 of Sunman passed away Thursday March 29, 2018 after being involved in a car accident on US 50 near Elrod. John was born Wednesday April 8, 1964 in Lawrenceburg and was the son of Irvin and Ruth (Cole) Gibbs. He married Amy (Fletcher) Gibbs February 22, 2002 and she survives. John worked in the maintenance dept. of Aurora Casket and also was owner/operator of both Honest John’s Feed and More and also Honest John’s Excavating. He was widely known for his honest deals, and the way he treated people; ready to socialize, tease, talk to or help anyone, whether he knew them or not. He was a man who the neighbors or anyone else could always call upon, and he would be there. He would do for anyone, not for money, but because he just wanted to. He loved to work, loved his church, the Holman Christian Union, where he served as Treasurer and Deacon. He was very devoted to God and his religion. He loved Oliver tractors of which he has a collection of over 30. Although he hated traveling, he would travel anywhere to buy another Oliver. Then have to build more buildings to keep them in. He was a member of the Oliver Tractor Association and also the Paint Horse Association. He also enjoyed his family time, and loved to play with his great niece, Taylor.John is survived by his wife Amy, and her family, numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.Funeral services will be at 11AM Thursday April 5, 2018 at Hope Baptist Church, 15593 US 50, Dillsboro 47018 with Pastors Tom Holt and Mike Addison officiating. Cremation was chosen. Visitation will be 4-7 Wednesday at the church. Memorials may be made to Holman Christian Union Church, Heart Fund or the Diabetes Association. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
(19) $2,500 to the St. Louis School toward STEM-related equipment and materials; and (16) $12,500 to the Shiner Pride Band Boosters toward the purchase of a sound system; (10) $40,000 to the Otter Creek Township Volunteer Fire Department toward the construction of a new fire station; (2) $2,500 to the Aurora Riverfront Beautification toward its 2018 Red White & Boom festival; (4) $2,400 to the Batesville Community School Corporation for the purchase of a vision screening machine; Grant applications for the next grants cycle are due Monday, April 16, 2018 by 4:00pm. Applications can be downloaded from the RSRF website at www.rsrfonline.org, and can be emailed to email@example.com. (15) $4,615 to the Rising Sun Volunteer Fire Department for new helmets; (3) $20,000 to the City of Batesville Parks Department for playground surface for one of its new playground areas; (8) $1,901 to the Ohio County Extension Office for renovations to its office; (18) $5,000 to the South Ripley Community School Corporation for the purchase of a Smartboard and wobble stools; (17) $18,600 to the South Dearborn Community School Corporation for new track and field equipment; The Rising Sun Regional Foundation was created in 1994 by the City of Rising Sun, and is now funded by the Rising Star Casino Resort, owned by Full House Resorts, Inc., which makes monthly contributions to the foundation based on a percentage of its Adjusted Gross Revenue. To date, the foundation has received more than $43 million in riverboat funds, of which at least 75% has been granted back to the community. (5) $4,434 to the Batesville Community School Corporation for the purchase of a web-based math program; Rising Sun, In. — The Rising Sun Regional Foundation awarded a total of $270,182 in 20 new grants in the first quarter of 2018. These grants included: (6) $10,000 to the LifeTime Resources toward matching funds for Catch-A-Ride vehicles; (14) $35,000 to the Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Corporation toward LED lighting upgrades at the elementary/middle school building; (9) $5,000 to Ohio County Youth Development for crates to store animal pens; (13) $25,000 to the Rising Sun Municipal Utilities toward the purchase of a new bucket truck; (12) $10,000 to the Rising Sun Medical Center for upgrades to furniture and its phone system; (1) $4,415 to the American Legion Post #337 – Sunman toward the purchase of a commercial water softener; (20) $38,232 to the Town of Sunman for the purchase of a new police vehicle and related equipment. (11) $10,000 to the City of Rising Sun/ Rising Sun Ohio County Community School Corporation for baseball/softball field improvements; (7) $20,000 to the Milan Community School Corporation for video surveillance systems for school buses;
Indianapolis, in. — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and Indiana Board of Animal Health (BOAH) are urging Hoosiers to take steps to prevent illness while visiting events where pigs are exhibited following confirmation of a case of influenza in a resident with exposure to pigs. This is the first human case of H3N2 variant influenza reported in Indiana since 2013 and the first human case in the U.S. this year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which confirmed the test results Friday.H3N2 variant influenza is most commonly associated with contact with pigs. The Indiana resident became ill after being exposed to pigs during a county fair that has since ended. The resident is recovering. The affected county health department has been notified and is collaborating with the ISDH and BOAH on the investigation. No additional details about the patient or the fair will be released at this time in order to maintain the patient’s privacy.Influenza viruses can be directly transmitted from pigs to people and from people to pigs. Human infections are most likely to occur when people are in close proximity to infected pigs, such as in barns and livestock exhibits at fairs. Influenza viruses are not transmitted by eating pork and pork products. According to the CDC, more than 400 cases of H3N2 variant influenza have been identified in people nationwide since 2011. More than one-third of those cases have occurred in Indiana.“Seeing animals is one of the highlights of going to the fair, but it’s important to remember that animals can carry diseases that can make people sick,” said State Health Commissioner Kris Box, MD, FACOG. “Washing your hands after attending animal exhibits and practicing good food hygiene can help prevent illness and ensure that the fair and other events remain a healthy and fun experience.”Hoosiers can protect themselves by taking the following steps:Avoid eating, drinking, using tobacco or putting anything else in your mouth while in pig barns and show arenas.Avoid taking toys, pacifiers, cups, bottles, strollers or similar items into pig barns and show arenas.Wash hands often with soap and running water before and after attending pig exhibits. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.Stay home if you are sick with flu-like illness.People at high risk for serious complications from the flu should avoid pigs and should not enter swine barns. These populations include children younger than 5, pregnant women, people age 65 and older and people with long-term health conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease, as well as those with weakened immune systems.Fair exhibitors are encouraged to watch pigs for signs of illness, such as loss of appetite, lethargy, fever, cough or runny nose. Exhibitors should minimize the number of people who have contact with ill swine and notify the fair veterinarian or manager that their animal might be ill. People who must come in contact with pigs that are exhibiting signs of illness should wash their hands frequently with soap and water and wear protective clothing, including gloves and masks that cover the mouth and nose. Additional guidance for exhibitors can be found on the CDC website athttps://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/swineflu/fair_exhibitor_factsheet.pdf.Anyone with recent exposure to pigs who experiences symptoms that include fever, cough, sore throat, body aches, fatigue, headaches and sometimes vomiting or diarrhea should contact a healthcare provider promptly. Influenza antiviral drugs can treat H3N2v as well as seasonal flu illness in people.