Month: September 2020

ORVC 2013 Girls Golf Meet & Awards

first_imgThe 2013 ORVC Girls Golf meet was held at The Sunrise Golf Course in Madison.The Southwestern Lady Rebels were the team champions with a score of 476.David Bright of Southwestern was named ORVC Coach of the Year.Sydney Keane of Jac-Cen-Del was the Medalist with a score of 91 and also selected as The ORVC Mental Attitude Award Winner.Team scores and All-ORVC Team are available on this link.ORVC 2013 Girls Golf Meet & AwardsSubmitted by ORVC Correspondent Travis Calvert.last_img

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Smart Phone or Online, Local Kids Can Track Santa

first_imgLocal residents can track the whereabouts of Santa tonight.Before visions of sugarplums dance in their heads, Indiana children can keep an eye on Old Saint Nick’s journey around the globe tonight.For more than 50 years, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) has been tracking Santa on Christmas Eve and providing children and anyone young at heart with up-to-date information about Santa’s whereabouts.U.S. Army Capt. Ruth Castro says NORAD uses the latest technology to pin down the exact location of the reindeer-powered sleigh.“We use a lot of our different military assets,” she says. “We use radars, we use satellites, we use our Santa Cams.”“The good thing is that Rudolph has his red nose, so a lot of our infrared stuff can detect that. So, that’s how we’re able to keep track of them.”Starting at 6 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, trackers can find Santa’s whereabouts onlineTo track Santa click here.And this year, tracking is also available on smart phones, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, or by calling 1-877-HI-NORAD.The NORAD Tracks Santa program is funded by contributions and staffed by more than 1,200 volunteers.And Castro says when the sleigh is flying over the United States, fighter jets provide the escort to ensure safety.“These pilots, they just kind of come up towards Santa while they’re in the North American airspace, and they just kind of guide him through while he’s here,” she explains. “And then, they say their hellos and then he’s off.”Castro says it’s tough to know when Santa will be in the skies over individual states, like Indiana, because he alters his flight path somewhat from year to year.“He changes his route, he never really tells us where he’s going, he doesn’t file his flight plan like he should,” she explains. “He just does what he wants – since he is Santa.”NORAD’s Santa-tracking mission began accidentally in 1955, when a department store placed an ad encouraging families to call Santa Claus – with the wrong phone number.A military colonel answered and instructed his staff to check the radar for indications of Santa making his way from the North Pole. Any child who called was given an update – and that’s how the tradition began.last_img read more

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Panel Approves New Indiana School Standards

first_imgNew guidelines could soon be part of the curriculum for Indiana schoolchildren as part of the effort to replace Common Core.Members of the Indiana Education Roundtable, including Governor Mike Pence and State School Superintendent Glenda Ritz, voted to approve new math and English standards on Monday.Members voted 21-3 in favor of math standards and 21-2 in favor of English standards.The proposed guidelines will go to the Indiana Board of Education for a final vote on Monday, Apr. 28.New state standards could have an impact on local taxes, Sen. Jean Leising (R-Oldenburg) said.“The taxpayers need be aware of that fact that the legislative services agency estimated a pretty substantial cost to these new standards,” Leising said. “Their estimating ten and a half million for next school year and in 2015-2016 school year somewhere between 23 and 32 million.”The proposal comes amid controversy from some opponents that argue the standards are not as rigorous as Indiana has previously had.Education officials have until July to find a replacement for the federal Common Core standards.last_img read more

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Lucas Keith Reilmann

first_imgLucas Keith Reilmann passed away March 1, 2016 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville. Lucas the son of Richard and Mindy (Hornberger) Reilmann.Lucas Keith is survived by parents: Rick and Mindy Reilmann of Sunman; Maternal Great-Grandmother: Joy Hornberger of Milan, Maternal Grand Mothers: Shannon (Ashcraft) Evans of Lawrenceburg, Donna Hornberger of Celina, OH. Paternal Grandparents: Mike (Carol) Reilmann of Milan, brothers: Jacob, Tyler, Zach Reilmann of Milan, Sister: Savannah Reilmann of Milan.Funeral mass will be 5 PM Friday March 11, 2016 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Father John Geis officiating. Rosary will be 4:45 PM Friday before the service. Visitation will also be Friday 5:30-7 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Family. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street. Box 243, (812)654-2141.last_img read more

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Bulldogs Tamed By Tigers On The Diamond

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs lost 5-1 in five innings on Tuesday, despite outhitting Lawrenceburg five to four. The game ended after five innings due to rain. According to IHSAA rules, it is considered a complete game.Houze recorded the win for Lawrenceburg . He allowed one run over five innings. He struck out five, walked none and surrendered five hits.Jacob Wilson was the game’s losing pitcher. He threw all five innings, walking three, striking out three, and allowing five runs.In the first inning, the Batesville Bulldogs pushed across their only run of the day (Trey Heidlage) on an RBI single by Jacob Wilson.Lawrenceburg went up for good in the first, scoring four runs on an error, a groundout by Houze, an RBI single by Helton, and an RBI triple by Woeste.This makes the Bulldogs 4-5 overall, with a record of 3-4 in the EIAC.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

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Jennings County Color Guard donates toys

first_imgThe Jennings County Color Guard donated toys to hospitalized children at Schneck Medical Center over the holidays.The toys were given to the children on December 19 by color guard members.Since 2003, the Jennings County Color Guard has been a self-funded extracurricular group.Each member must conduct fundraisers for equipment, travel, and special events like this.last_img

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Area Girls Basketball Scores (1-10)

first_imgArea Girls Basketball Scores.Tuesday  (1-10)Jac-Cen-Del  64     Lawrenceburg  45Milan  49     Rising Sun  38Oldenburg  45     Hauser  40Trinity Lutheran  67     Waldron  60Connersville  43     Richmond  29Shawe Memorial  54     Rushville  48Christian Academy  46     SW Hanover  30last_img

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Carroll “Buddy” L. Hooton

first_imgNeal’s Funeral Home306 S. Walnut St.Osgood, IN 47037Carroll ‘Buddy’ L. Hooton, age 81 of Holton, Ind., passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at the Columbus Regional Hospital in Columbus, Ind.   Born in Ripley County on January 21, 1935, he was the son of the late Carroll E. and Edna B. Selig Hooton. Carroll married Aldean Kathryn Thomas on June 25, 1960 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Dewberry in Cross Plains.  To this marriage, they were blessed with three children.Carroll graduated from Vevay High School in 1953. He was a proud US Army veteran. After his marriage, he became a member of Dewberry Church where he served as a past elder and also a church trustee. Starting in 1987, he became a board member and served as treasurer of the Dewberry Church Cemetery Endowment Fund. Along with serving his church, he sat on the Holton Water Board as one of its directors. When he retired in December 1987, he had worked thirty-two years for the Cummins Engine Company located in Columbus, Ind., ending his career as an electrician.  After retiring, he and his wife were able to enjoy wintering in Florida for several years. He decided that he no longer wanted to spend a lot of time away in the winter because they missed too many of their grandchildren’s functions. Watching his only grandson Allen play basketball along with being very proud of the fact of the great grades that all of his grandchildren made were the reasons he stayed in Ripley County!Carroll had many interests besides his family. Like many people in this area, he was a huge IU fan. He also thoroughly enjoyed woodworking and gardening. Ice cream tastes good anywhere and anytime, and Carroll was living proof of it. The cold treat was his favorite snack as everyone knew, and he was always ready for it.He was a wonderful husband, dad, and grandfather who will greatly be missed.SURVIVORS:Wife:  Aldean Kathryn Thomas Hooton of HoltonSon:  Michael (Jean) Hooton of OsgoodDaughters:  Wanda (Rick) Bales of Versailles, Ind.Brenda Hooton, Friendship, Ind.Grandchildren: Chelsae, Alanie, and Allen Hooton; Brittany and Megan Bales; Abby Field and Kayla FieldsGreat Grandchildren:  Lexie FieldsSister:  Janice (Benny) Taylor of Canaan, Ind.He was preceded in death by one brother, Robert McCreary. Arrangements by Neal’s Funeral Homewww.nealsfuneralhome.net Visitation:  Sunday, January 15, 2017/3:00 pm – 6:00 pm/ Neal’s Funeral HomeFuneral:  Monday, January 16, 2017/ 11:00 am with visitation from 10:00 am until time of funeral/St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Dewberry, Cross Plains, Ind.Burial:  Church CemeteryMemorials: Dewberry Cemetery Endowment Fundlast_img read more

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Ray Raney, 85

first_imgRay L. Raney, 85, of Versailles passed away at 4pm Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. He was born in the Splashville community  near Versailles on September 21, 1931 the son of Herschel and Edith Black Raney. He was married to Elizabeth Daugherty Jackson on December 6, 1979 and she preceded him in death on July 24, 2009. Survivors include one son Mike (Bonnie) Raney of Versailles; four grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother William Raney, and his sister Marianna Hyatt. Mr. Raney was a 1949 graduate of Versailles High School. He was a farmer and had also worked at the IKE power plant, for the Indiana State Highway Department, and was manager of the Versailles State Park from 1961 to 1965. In 1998 Indiana Governor Frank O’Bannon named Ray a Distinguished Hoosier and in 2003 Governor O’Bannon honored Ray as a Sagamore of the Wabash. Ray was a member of the Dabney Baptist Church, the Indianapolis Valley of Scottish Rite, a life member of the William F. Rayner FOP, and was a member of both the Versailles and Holton Masonic Lodges where he held several offices. Ray along with his father and his son had ridden their horses in over 70 Pumpkin Show parades as well as the Regatta Parade in Madison and in other area parades. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 19th at 11am at the Dabney Baptist Church with Rev. Michael Bell officiating. Burial will be in the Tanglewood Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Thursday at the church. Masonic services will be conducted at 7:30pm Wednesday at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to the Tanglewood Cemetery or the Dabney Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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