Purdue Men’s Basketball

first_imgPurdue fans are rejoicing because Caleb Swanigan and Vince Edwards both pulled out of the NBA draft and are returning to Purdue.  With the addition of a 5th-year senior who will be a contender for a starting guard position, the Boilermakers should be able to compete for a Big Ten Title again next year.I know the lure of big money is out there, but both of these players were not nearly ready to join the NBA. Edwards especially would at best have found himself trying to play pro basketball somewhere other than the United States and getting no where close to the money he dreamed of getting in the regular NBA.  Swanigan was closer to being ready, but another year of college will probably make him a lottery pick next year, and then he will get the big bucks.  Fortunately for Purdue fans, both of these guys evidently had the right advisers.  They are back where they belong.last_img

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John Warren Thrasher

first_imgJohn Warren Thrasher, 61 of Dillsboro passed away Friday September 16, 2016 at his residence after a two year battle with cancer.  John was born Wednesday August 24, 1955 in Dayton, Ohio the son of Eugene Warren and Romona (Owen) Thrasher.  John enjoyed motorcycles, NASCAR,  fishing, and any kind of animals.John is survived by wife Debra Piazza, son Allen Piazza, grandson Gabriel Allen Piazza, mother Romona Thrasher, sisters Jeannine Clark, April Holm, Lisa Voiles, Janet Thrasher, Laura McIntosh, Andrea Rhodes Wilson, Audrey Snyder, and brother Anthony.Services will be at 7PM Wednesday September 21 at Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Tommy Beatley officiating.  Visitation will be 5-7PM Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to PAWS of Dearborn County.  Sibbett-Moore Funeral Home, Moores Hill entrusted with arrangements, 16717 Manchester Street, PO Box 156, 47032, (812)744-3280.  Go to www.sibbettmoore.com to leave an online condolence message.last_img

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Batesville School Board elects new officers

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville School Board elected new board officers at their January meeting Monday night.Jeremy Raver was elected as board president, and Cindy Blessing was elected as Vice-President.Students from Batesville’s AppleCare program gave the monthly “Believe in Better” report.Batesville’s AppleCare program helps students and staff with Apple technology throughout the school.The students will be holding technology training plans again this semester for members of the community.The school board approved a request to accept a charitable donation.The estate of James Fritsch donated over $200,000 to use for donations.Melissa Burton, Director of Student Learning, gave an update o the Dual Language Immersion Program.Registration will begin on Tuesday, January 24, for the 2017-2018 school year.There are only 48 spaces available, and registration is only online.There will be 3 parent meetings in the future for the program.They will be held on:January 24 at 6:00 PMFebruary 22 at 6:30 PMMarch 16 at 6:00 PMFor more information on the dual immersion program, registration, and upcoming meetings, visit http://batesvilleinschools.com.last_img

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Three arrested on multiple drug-related charges

first_imgLAWRENCEBURG, Ind. — Three people have been arrested on multiple drug-related and child neglect charges after police say they found children in an apartment which methamphetamine was being sold.Jason Fleming, 42, of Lawrenceburg, Amie Etter, 27, of Lawrenceburg, and Coty Barron, 28, of Patriot were all arrested.According to police, state parole officers along with the Lawrenceburg Police Department performed a home check on Etter’s apartment.During the check, police found the three adults, two children (ages 8 and 10 months), and two small bags with a substance consistent with methamphetamine, and other paraphernalia.Etter and Barron were arrested on charges of Dealing in Methamphetamine, Possession of Methamphetamine, Neglect of a Dependent, Maintaining a Common Nuisance, and Possession of Paraphernalia.Flemming was arrested on the charge of Attempt to Commit Possession of Methamphetamine.last_img

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South Ripley holding celebration for Chris Perdue

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — South Ripley Elementary School will be hosting a celebration for Chris Perdue after his recent Gold Medal win at the Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.The event will be held on April 5 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM and everyone is invited to attend. Early last week, Perdue competed against athletes from all around the world.In the Advanced Giant Slalom event, he challenged a total of eight athletes from New Zealand, Switzerland, Japan, Austria, Korea and fellow Team USA member Jeremy Beckham in his division.Chris will be showing a slide show of his experience in Austria.last_img

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Area Football Friday Scores (8-18)

first_imgWeek #1East Central  15     Lawrenceburg  14Batesville  49     Jennings County  24Milan  52     Rushville  27Franklin County  54     New Castle  35Union County  62     Oldenburg  7Shelbyville  31      Greensburg  10North Decatur  33     South Decatur  10Bedford North Lawrence  33     South Dearborn  6Connersville  22     Richmond  16  (OT)Bracken County  26     Switz. County  6Brown County  46     Edinburgh  14Madison  54     Crawford County  22last_img

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‘Work Batesville’ draws hundreds

first_imgBatesville, In. — Officials say 275 people attended the “Work Batesville” job fair organized by the city of Batesville, Batesville Chamber of Commerce and the Batesville Rotary Club. Exit surveys reveal the people were from Batesville, Sunman, Milan, Shelbyville, Greensburg, Connersville, Cincinnati and more.Thirty-one companies from the healthcare, education, hospitality, transportation, administrative and arts and entertainment industries presented information about opportunities and conducted face-to-face interviews.“We are truly pleased with the turnout and the wonderful feedback from both the jobseekers and the companies,” said Chamber Executive Director Anna Ibold. “It thrills us to connect those looking for work with these notable companies who contribute so much to the success of Batesville!” If you’re in the market for a new career visit the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce website or “Batesville Jobs” on Facebook.”last_img

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Ambulance damaged, 4 treated in Batesville blaze

first_imgBatesville, In. — A Batesville Fire Department ambulance was heavily damaged and four people were injured by a fire early Friday morning at the fire station.Just after midnight the emergency vehicle caught fire in the garage bay, causing the sprinkler system to activate. Firefighters quickly pulled the ambulance out of the building and the blaze was quickly extinguished.There was slight damage to the door and soot that will require clean up. Four fire department workers were treated and released for smoke inhalation. No damage estimate is available for the ambulance. The cause is under investigation..last_img

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Mary Jane Barth

first_imgMary Jane Barth, 78 of Dillsboro passed away January 16, 2018 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati.  Mary was born October 25, 1939 in Dayton, Ky the daughter of Raymond and Jeannette (Weatherford) Graver. She married Gene Robert Barth May 26, 1990 and he survives. Mary worked as a Teacher for 32 years and a Librarian for 8 years for the Aurora, Dillsboro and South Dearborn schools.  She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed collecting antiques, reading, playing the piano, listening to classical music, being in the outdoors with her flowers in the garden.Mary is survived by husband: Gene Barth of Dillsboro; sons: John (Jodie) Niemeyer of Palm City, Fl; Michael Niemeyer; Jason (Erin) Barth of Dillsboro; daughters: Angela Jewett (Gerald) Banschbach of Lawrenceburg; Desiree (John) Barth  McClanahan of Lebanon, OH; half-sister: Linda Davies of Washington; Sister-in-law: Shirley Barth of Versailles. 7 Grandchildren.  Mary was preceded in death by her parents.Funeral service will be 11AM Monday January 22, 2018 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Dillsboro with Pastor Rev. Richard Kolaskey officiating.  Burial will follow in Oakdale Cemetery in Dillsboro. Visitation will be from 3-6 p.m. Sunday January 21, 2018 at the church and also Monday 10-11 a.m.   Memorials may be made to the Oakdale-Raymond Graver Beautification Fund.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 146 Dillsboro, In 47018 (812)432-5480.last_img

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ETC officials warn customers of email scam

first_imgFake Invoice Provided by ETCBatesville, In. — ETC officials are warning customers about new attempts to use spoofed emails to scam customers.Scammers use spoofed emails to make it appear the communication is coming from a trusted source. Never click on a link or email address included in an email you are concerned or not sure about.Authentic Invoice Provided by ETCThe difference is clear in the samples provided by ETC.last_img

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