Congrats to Batesville Bulldog Swimmer Matt Weiler on placing 15th in The 50 Yard Freestyle at The Boys Swimming State Finals in Indy.This is Matt’s 2nd appearance in The State Finals.Also-Congrats to Coach TJ Greene as well as to Matt Weiler from the Sports Voice-Country 103.9 WRBI!
Earlier this week they ran the Boston Marathon. It is considered the Super Bowl of marathons. More than 36,000 were registered for this years’ event. I have been a track and cross country coach for most of my adult life, but I still wonder what possesses a person to run 26.2 miles at one time. To some it is simply the inner drive to prove they can do something that only a small portion of the population would even try to do. Most of the people I know who do run marathons do it for health reasons. Marathons can be run at one’s own pace, and to be a good marathoner, you have to develop a slow heartbeat which most medical people feel is very good for you.The true marathoner always goes out to beat their own record. Unless you are a Kenyon, you don’t do it to win. A lot of the marathons have age categories so the over 50 crowd are competing against their own age. One of the goals of most of these runners is to break the 3-hour mark which I believe is still the qualifying mark for the Boston Marathon. A quick math calculation means you can run these 26 miles at a near 8+ mph pace. Good luck if you are considering being a marathoner!
Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to 689 calls for service in last month, down one percent from June 2013.Among calls investigated, officers responded to 41 accidents, 36 reports of burglary or theft, 35 residential or business alarms, and 59 reports of suspicious activity.Sheriff Ken Murphy released data detailing 28 arrests in June.The agency arrested three on preliminary charges of battery, four alcohol-related offenses, three for drug-related activity, four for disorderly conduct and served ten warrants.There was an average of 51 prisoners housed in the Franklin County Security Center throughout the month of June. The maximum capacity of the jail is 75 inmates.Four pieces of real estate were sold at the Sheriff’s Auction last month and 109 civil process papers served.
Meyer is scheduled to pitch against the Indianapolis Indians Saturday night.INDIANAPOLIS – Greensburg High School graduate Alex Meyer is on the path toward pitching in Major League Baseball.The highly rated prospect is in the Minnesota Twins organization pitching for Triple-A affiliate Rochester Red Wings.His team is at Victory Field in Indianapolis this weekend and Meyer will take the mound Saturday at 7:05 p.m.The game could be the last opportunity to see the former Pirate pitch before he is in a big league uniform. This season he has pitched 22 games and has the 3.05 ERA, the sixth highest in the International League.The 2008 high school graduate later went on to dominate at the University of Kentucky. He was drafted in the 1st round by the Washington Nationals in 2011 and was ultimately traded to the Twins.Meyer spent a portion of this past off-season as a substitute teacher at Greensburg High School.
(Decatur County Jail)GREENSBURG, Ind. – Charges have been filed against a Columbus man who allegedly stole three guns from a Greensburg home and then sold them to a gun store last summer.Decatur County deputies arrested 20-year-old Gavin Everroad Tuesday morning on suspicion of felony burglary and felony theft of a firearm.The homeowner notified investigators that two shotguns and one rifle disappeared from a home in the 6600 block of West SR 46 on July 21.Local police were contacted by the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department the following day after two guns matching the description were sold to a Columbus gun shop.According to the Greensburg Daily News, the homeowner had previously met Everroad and suspected him of the crime.Investigators say home surveillance video depicted a man matching the suspect’s description exiting the home with three firearms.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Indiana Governor Mike Pence received recommendations for new legislative framework for energy efficiency from the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC) on Thursday.The agency estimates Indiana will need to add approximately 5,000 megawatts of generation in order to meet forecasted demand.Energy efficiency can play a critical role in ensuring public utilities provide electricity to Hoosiers at the lowest possible cost.The recommendation also looks to lower the demand for electricity, decreasing the need to build new generation facilities and avoiding the costs associated with those new facilities.In March 2014, the governor sent a letter to the IURC asking them to complete a set of recommendations that can inform the development of a new legislative framework for energy efficiency in Indiana.Pence said, “I thank the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for their careful deliberation and thoughtful consideration evidenced by the recommendations I received, and I look forward to working with the General Assembly to establish a renewed direction for energy efficiency in Indiana.”
The 5th grade SLS Cardinals opened the 2014 boys basketball season Thursday night, October 30th with a 32-7 victory over St. Michael’s School in Brookville.Thomas Raver led the team in scoring while Abe Streator led the team in rebounding. C.J. Grote and Adam Vogelsang led the team defensively with numerous deflections and steals.Courtesy of STL Coach Dale Amrhein.
What a pleasure it has been the last 2 weeks. We have finally reached spring time in southeastern Indiana. With the lack of rain and the warm, sunny skies, it is great to be outside again. The spring high school coaches have to be relieved that weather is improving. The first 2 weeks of April were a nightmare for all the coaches. Not only did they not get their contests played, but they could not even practice in most cases. Rescheduling is almost impossible because of the shortness of their seasons.If you have ever tried to hit a ball on a 30-degree afternoon or tried to play tennis in the rain, you know what I am talking about. Some schools try to run track meets, but you certainly run a risk when you ask a young athlete to do something like long jump on a cold, rainy afternoon. My daughter still has a bad ankle because her dad insisted that she jump on a rainy, April day. She slid off the board and sprained her ankle badly. I am smarter now!!Thank heaven for these nice days!
Robert “Bob” E. McQuese, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away April 18, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born May 5, 1925 in New Albany, IN, son of the late Robert and Lora (Benjamin) McQuese.Robert served his country as a member of the United States Navy during WWII.He worked in the shipping department for Seagram’s Distilleries, retiring after several years of service.Bob was an avid woodworker and enjoyed spending time with his family.Surviving are wife of 68 years, Mabel McQuese of Aurora, IN; sons, Robert “Bill” (Joann) McQuese of Aurora, IN, and Larry McQuese of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Jason (Carla) Brown, Jamie (Tammy) Brown; Billie Jo (Dave) Morrissey; and great-grandchildren, Micah Morrissey, Ryan Morrissey, John Ashley, Levi Brown, Patrick Brown, Connor Brown, Cynthia Brown and Victoria Brown.He was preceded in death by his parents.Friends will be received Saturday, April 22, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be immediately following at the funeral home, with Pastor Joseph Hart officiating.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Batesville played Jac Cen Del Thursday at home in a non-conference game tied 0-0.First half Batesville struggled a bit to connect passes on the ground. The ball traveled long and high without the control we desired. We outshot them, but couldn’t get the ball past their keeper. Second half looked better as we were able to pick up the pace of the game and control the ball. We lacked creativity in the final third of the field, resulting in a 0-0 tie.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Hunteman.Tuesday night the Bulldogs traveled to South Dearborn to face the Knights in one half of a junior varsity match.We didn’t waste much time in asserting our will on the game. With only about 3 minutes gone off the clock, James Kuisel beat a defender and shot the ball near post, past the keeper to make the score 1-0. As the game continued, the Bulldogs had a pretty good hold on the game. With about 21 minutes left on the clock we had a free kick on the opponent’s half, but in the middle 1/3 of the field.Cory Ralston stepped up and hit a deep shot that went over the opposing keeper and into the back of the net to take the score to 2-0. Next it was Calvin Sherwood’s turn to join in on the scoring. With 9:55 left on the clock, he dribbled past a couple guys in the middle of the field and proceeded to shoot far post, past the keeper to make it 3-0. The game would end with this scoreline and the Bulldogs adding another to the win column.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Garrett Price.