Batesville High School Named a US News Best High School

first_imgIndiana high school students typically follow the Core 40 curriculum, which includes required classes in English language arts, math, social studies and science, among others.Students who fulfill additional requirements can earn a diploma with academic or technical honors.  Among Indiana schools in the 2016U.S. News Best High Schools rankings, there are 46 silver medal schools and 78 bronze medal schools.Batesville High School made the list with a Bronze ranking.last_img

Emily Mae Lewis age 78

first_imgEmily Mae Lewis, 78, of Connersville passed away Sunday evening, August 28, 2016 at her home.She was born July 6, 1938, in Buena Vista, Indiana, the daughter of William and Ruth E. Pace McDermott.On January 29, 1955, she was married in Laurel, IN to Herman Wayne Lewis. Mr. Lewis survives.She was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, of Brookville. She enjoyed working on crafts and spending time with family and friends..Survivors besides her husband of 61 years, Wayne Lewis includes four children. Michael (Paula) Lewis, of Connersville, Terri (Trev) Bishop, of Brookville, Sherri Yingst, of Connersville and Jerri (Andrew) Harnishfeger, of Brookville; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. She is blessed with a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.She is preceded in death by a daughter, Beverly M. Lewis, who passed away October 3, 2007; her parents; a sister, Lorena Crawley; four brothers, Leo McDermott, Lawrence McDermont , Eugene McDermott, and Joseph McDermott.Funeral services will be conducted at 1 PM Friday, September 2, 2016 at Miller, Moster, Robbins Funeral Home with Chaplain Jon Hudnall, officiating. Burial will be in Hopewell Cemetery in Rush County. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 AM until the time of the service on Friday and anytime online at read more


first_imgWhy are there so many injuries?  Some believe there are too many one-sport athletes these days, so they use the same muscles over and over again.  They either wear them out or they do not keep their other muscles as strong and flexible as the one they use all the time.Another theory is that young athletes do not work during the off-season if they only play one sport.  All school work is done on computers and very few kids have physical jobs or physical chores to do like the farm work of old.  Another idea is that they play too many video games which, again, they can do sitting around.  A final thought is that they bulk up too much and become inflexible.I believe all of these are a cause of the excessive injuries we see.  Plus, I believe that the diets of young athletes are not balanced, and this can lead to undeveloped parts of their body.last_img read more

One killed in State Road 46 crash Saturday

first_imgMorris, Ind. — Indiana State Police say one person was killed in a crash on State Road 46 near County Road 650 East Saturday at 6:50 p.m.No other information is available at this time. UPDATE 3:15 p.m.Indiana State Police say a child was injured and was transported to Margaret Mary Health then to an Indianapolis area hospital, Two others were seriously injured and transported to a Cincinnati-area hospital. No names have been released.last_img

Chargers Harrier Results At SW Shelby

first_imgChargers Cross County results at the 23 team SW Shelby Small School Invitational.Girls: 1. Oak Hill, 2. South Adams, 3. Lapel, 14. North Decatur.Race winner: Margo Hornocker, Oak Hill 18:35.ND Runners:  25. Brianna Snider 23:41, 72. Bailey Tomson 27:46, 99. Bobbie Bialk 31:34, 110. Mackenzee Mauer 33:31, 118. Cheyenne Wolter 38:02, 122. Ember Burford 40:33.Guys:  1. Oak Hill, 2. Lapel, 3. Springs Valley, ND – inc.Race Winnner:  Mitchell Rans, Caston 16:01.ND Runners:  42. Craig Adams 20:15, 55. Logan Kramer 20:59, 58. Daniel Dollinger 21:04.Next meet is August 26th at Rushville Invitational.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Scott Johnson.last_img read more

Lady Wildcats Battle Lady Spartans

first_imgThe Franklin County Lady Wildcats Varsity Volleyball team was defeated by The Connersville Lady Spartans 26-24, 25-15, 25-17.Kaitlyn Obert had 3 ace serves to lead the team for the day. Kayley Schoettelkotte led the team with 7 kills and Meredith Bohman added 5 kills. Kendall McCool had 11 assists for the day. The back row of Megan Getz, Autumn McDaniel, and Taylor McCreary dug 18 balls.‘Hopefully the first week and four matches nerves are over and the Lady Wildcats will come to play like the coaches know they can. They are very capable of winning against Connersville. We will see them later on in the season and they will see a better team. There were some really good moments from the team. We will be seeing more and more as the season moves on. The team is starting to work better as a team and learning to play next to one another. ‘ Wildcats Coach Tanya Wirtz.They are back in action Tuesday night as they travel to Batesville.The JV Lady Cats won today against EIAC Connersville 25-20, 23-25, 15-13.Kelly Layton lead the team with 4 aces. Lillie Stewart added 3 aces and 5 kills. Charlotte Barrett added 3 aces and 2 kills. Jalynn Rogers and Kelsey Vail kept the back row alive by digging hit after hit!! Way to go lady’s, this brings our record to 3-1.We will be in the road to EIAC Batesville on Teusday, Aug 22. Come on out and support your Lady Cats!!!Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.The freshman girls came in strong to Connersville winning the first set. Connersville came back winning the next two sets while FC put up a good fight 19-25, 25-12, 15-11.We were led in serves by Kloe Bolos with 9 serves and 5 aces followed by Rae Ertel with 5 serves and 2 aces. Kim Settles and Kiya Rains came in with strong passes to help the team.The freshman volleyball team will be at Batesville on Tuesday.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Logan Allen.last_img read more

Softball, Baseball Sectional Assignments Announced

first_imgThe IHSAA Executive Committee approved the sectional assignments in baseball and softball for the next two school years.Baseball Realignment 2017Softball Realignment 2017The Executive Committee accepted the recommendations of the realignment committee which determined the sectional groups for the 2017‐18 and 2018‐19 school years.The Baseball and Softball Realignment Committee was one of four groups of school administrators representing each IHSAA district and class to realign each of the team sports.Sectional assignments for the other team sports were announced on May 1.last_img read more

Lady Trojans Defeat Lady Wildcats On The Court

first_imgThe Lady Wildcats played much better as a team, but came up short against East Central 25-15, 25-15, 25-13.The team fought hard, but still the mental mistakes continue to plague the team. They are learning everyday how to overcome it. It was fun to watch them play. Autumn McDaniel had a great night digging 12 hard balls. Kendall McCool had 6 assists, 1 kill, and 7 digs. Kamryn McCool led with 8 kills and added 4 digs and 1 block. Taylor McCreary came in served great and added 2 ace serves.They Lady Wildcats are back in action as they travel to Rushville on Wednesday.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Tanya Wirtz.East Central JV volleyball team defeated Franklin County in 2 sets with scores of 25-3 and 25-16 on Monday, Aug. 28.The team was plagued with some illnesses, but the girls still played together. Despite 2 starters leaving the match due to health conditions, freshman Emma Ertel, Jessie Stenger, and Charson McCory were able to step up to get more JV play time. The team served aggressively, which took Franklin County out of their offense.Serving Aces: Anna Andres 5 (9/9); Allison Huismann 4 (7/7); Alex Disbro 3 (9/9); Ashley Miller 3 (4/5); Alicia Rosemeyer 3 (4/4); Faith Fox 2 (6/7); Emma Ertel 2 (4/5)Kills: Alicia Rosemeyer 3 (6/6); Grace Egbers 1 (3/4)Assists: Allison Huismann 8 (25/25)Digs: Alex Disbro 3/3 and Grace Egbers 3/3serve receive: Grace Egbers 5/5, Alex Disbro 4/4 and Faith Fox 3/3Back in action Thursday evening at Lawrenceburg.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Debbie Gregg.JV Lady Cats fall to EC. We got off on the wrong foot and just didn’t recover the first set. Second set, we pulled it back together but just not enough to play a third set. We will meet EC later on in the season and be more prepared. This JV team has some flaws but tonight that was just with communication on the court. We are strong together but we were off tonight.We have the day off with practice to regroup and get prepared to travel to Rushville on Wed. @5.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.last_img read more

Greensburg man sentenced in crash death involving Ohio official

first_imgVersailles, In. — Greensburg resident Richard Campos, 41, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for his role in a drunk driving crash that killed Hubert Brown, 65, of Harrison, Ohio.Court documents say Campos had a blood alcohol level of .289 when he struck the rear of a tractor Brown was driving on State Road 350 near Delaware. Investigators say Campos at over 80-miles-per-hour when the collision occurred.At the sentencing hearing, Ripley County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Shane Tucker argued that there were numerous factors that warranted a maximum sentence of 32 years.  He argued Campos’ significant criminal history, including convictions for two prior OWI’s, amongst many other felony and misdemeanor convictions, the egregious nature of this crime with such a high rate of speed and alcohol level, the age of the victim, and Campos’ history of probation violations should result in the maximum sentence. Campos’ defense counsel, John Kellerman, argued that Campos’ remorse for his actions and his plea of guilty should be taken into consideration.  After hearing the evidence and argument of the parties, the Court agreed with the State’s argument, also citing the substantial impact this crime had on the victim’s family, and sentenced Campos to 12 years on the OWI Causing Death and an additional 18 years on the Habitual Offender Enhancement for an aggregate sentence of 30 years.Shane Tucker said, “While no sentence will ever bring Mr. Brown back to his family, I believe justice was served in this case.  The Defendant’s senseless and selfish decisions led to the death of a husband, father, and friend and that should warrant an aggravated sentence.” Tucker also wanted to complement the Indiana State Police for their thorough and complete investigation.For at least 20 years Brown served as the Whitewater Township trustee.last_img read more

Norma Sparks

first_imgNorma Mae Sparks, 92 of Milan passed away January 23, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan.   Norma was born October 2, 1925 in Dearborn County, IN the daughter of Herman and Lucille (Masters) Waldon. She married Sherman “Cliff” Sparks November 12, 1949 and he preceded her in death September 8, 2010. Norma worked as a Registered Nurse for Reid Memorial Hospital in Richmond, Whitlatch Clinic for 11 years, Ludlow Hill Clinic 4 years and Dr. Robert Wilson for 23 years.  She was a member of Milan First Baptist Church, and she was a lifetime member of the Milan Ladies VFW Auxiliary. She enjoyed spending time with her family.Norma is survived by son: James (Dorothy) Sparks of Lawrenceburg; daughters: Judith (Tom) Thompson of Greensburg; Janey Volz of Milan. 7 Grandchildren, 12 Great-Grandchildren, 9 Great-Great Grandchildren.  Norma was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 2 brothers, 1 sister and grandson: Tommy Brewington.Funeral service will be 12 p.m. Friday January 26, 2018 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastors Harris Long and Charles Miller officiating.  Burial will follow in New Craven Cemetery south of Milan. Visitation will be from 10 a.m-12 p.m. Friday also at the Funeral Home.  Memorials may be made to the Margaret Mary Hospice or Tommy Brewington Scholarship Fund. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street P.O. Box 243 Milan, In 47031 (812)654-2141.  Go to to leave a online condolence for the family.last_img read more