At the end of this current school year, Mark Ferguson will retire as the Batesville Athletic Director. Mark has been the A.D. at Batesville for the passed 21 years. During this time, not only has the number of the student body increased, but so has the number who participate in one or more sport activities. There are 19 high school sports alone for which Mark has to schedule, hire officials, and hire enough workers for the home contests. Add to this the liability issues that are so prevalent today, which means that every athlete must have a complete health record on file at the school. It is the A.D.’s job to make sure every coach has a copy of these at every event. A few years ago, the Middle School duties were added to the high school A.D.’s job description. This complicates the job, because they are in different buildings.Ask any coach at Batesville and they will tell you that Mark has been a student/athlete advocate; and if you can justify a need that will help the athletes perform better, he will do everything he can to provide it. I worked for two A.D.’s at BHS and was very lucky because both Mark and his predecessor, Glen Butt, made my job easy. Good luck, Mark, in your retirement. I hope they find someone to fill those large shoes.
WRBI Area Boys Basketball Scores.Wednesday (2-4)East Central 48 Lawrenceburg 35
Jac-Cen-Del hosted the 11 school JCD Junior High Cross Country Invitational tonight (Wed, 8/26).The JCD teams ran very well and finished as the 1st place team in both races.JCD Jr. High CC Invite (8-27)Courtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.
Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores.Saturday (11-26)Boys Scores.Batesville 74 Jac-Cen-Del 46Greensburg 67 South Dearborn 40South Ripley 76 Rising Sun 50Oldenburg 56 South Decatur 37Clarksville 67 Switzerland County 63New Washington 64 Shawe Memorial 31Southwestern 69 Cannelton 24Indian Creek 83 Edinburgh 53Girls Scores.East Central 53 Franklin County 34New Washington 63 Milan 52North Decatur 66 Knightstown 48Rising Sun 53 Seton Catholic 22Greenwood Christian 57 Waldron 38Southwestern Hanover 65 Cannelton 25Southwestern Shelby 44 Trinity Lutheran 40Edinburgh 69 Medora 20
Nancy Cornett, 70 of Milan, passed away at U.C. Medical Center, December 11, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nancy was born Friday September 27, 1946 in Milan, IN the daughter of Clayton and Mary (Negangard) Haessig. She married Eli Cornett June 26, 1965 and he preceded her in death June 8, 2013.Nancy was a homemaker. Nancy enjoyed teaching Sunday school, fixing meals with the ladies and the church, camping, crocheting, watching grandchildren at their sporting events, doing ceramics, taking pictures, playing cards but mostly she loved spending time with her family.Nancy is survived by Sons: Todd (Nikki) Cornett of Lawrenceburg, Aaron (Sharon) Cornett of Milan, and Bryan (Melissa) Cornett of Cincinnati. Brothers: Pat Henry Haessig of Washington D.C., Randy Haessig of Mexico; Sister: Elaine Mortara of Versailles. 5 Grandchildren: Sarah, Emily, Landon, Lucas, Chelsea. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husbandFuneral service will be 12 PM Saturday December 17, 2016 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, 8930 N. St. Road 101, Sunman 47041 with Pastor Bill Helms officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Cemetery. Visitation 5-8PM Friday at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Memorials may be given to St. Paul United Methodist Church. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, 707 South Main Street Milan, IN 47031; (812)654-2141. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
GREENSBURG, Ind. — A Waterloo man has been charged in Decatur County.According to court documents, James Mosley entered into a home improvement contract to work on a driveway.The homeowner paid $250 upfront as a first payment, but Mosley never did the work, according to police.A warrant was issued for his arrest in mid-November, and Mosley was arrested on Monday.
The pairings for The 2017 Batesville CYO Deanery Tournament have been released.The Opening Round games will be taking place on Sunday, January 29th at The St. Louis Parish Gymnasium. The Quarterfinal games will be at St. Louis and St. Michael’s in Brookville on Sunday, February 5th. The Semi-Final games will be at St. Louis on Sunday, February 12th. The Championship game will be at St. Louis on Sunday, February 19th.2017 Batesville Area CYO Deanery TourneyCourtesy of St. Louis Coach Roger Dietz.
Judith K Schneider, 78, of Florence, Indiana, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017.She was born February 14, 1939 in Rushville, IN, daughter of the late Frank and Aileen (Stamm) Cullison.She worked as an upholsterer for Hill Rom for over 9 years.Judy was a member of and employed by, Heritage Fellowship Assembly of God, Florence, KY. She was a member of the church for over 30 years. Bob and Judy were married over 37 years, and known to many as “Mr. and Kidd”. Judy was an avid reader. She loved to crochet and make crafts. Judy loved western movies. She especially loved her church and family.Surviving are husband, Robert Schneider of Florence, IN; children, Jeff Dennis of Avon, IN, Pam Graber of Elkhart, IN, Jeanie Kendall of Batavia, OH, Cindy Baker of Rio Grande, OH, Patti Louks of Greendale, IN.,David Schneider of Milan, IN; siblings, Susie Beaver of Jeffersonville, IN, Dick Cullison of Greenwood, IN; 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by parents and sons, Bobby, and Stevie Schneider.Graveside services will be held Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Greendale Cemetery, with Pastor Cleddie Keith officiating.Contributions may be made to the Heritage Fellowship Assembly of God. 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.
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Cross Plains, In. — Ripley County Sheriff Jeff Cumberworth says two motorcyclists were hurt Sunday, one critically.The report says at 3 p.m. David Williams, 54, of Anderson, failed to negotiate a curve on State Road 129 north of Cross Plains and drove off the road. Williams and his passenger, Gale Oldham, 49, of New Castle were both thrown from the motorcycle. Williams was transported for treatment to Margaret Mary Health in Batesville. Oldham was flown to a Louisville area hospital in critical condition.The crash remains under investigation.