Commissioners to add LED signs at slab crossing


first_imgBrookville, In. — Franklin County commissioners have approved a plan to place LED caution signs at a slab crossing in the wake of the death of a Clarksburg woman this year. Carol Jackson, 63, was swept away in Flood waters on Pipe Creek Road on New Year’s Eve, her body was found a day later.The signs are solar-battery powered and cost $1,600 eachlast_img

Lady Bulldogs Fall Short To Lady Trojans In SEI Tourney Championship


first_imgThe 8th Grade Batesville Lady Bulldogs fell in the SEI Tournament Championship game to a very talented Sunman-Dearborn Lady Trojans by a score of 55-29.The Lady Bulldogs could not get their offense going early and that was all the Lady Trojans needed to get the lead that they never gave away. Offensively the Lady Bulldogs were lead by Makayla Granger with 9 points.  Other scorers for the Lady Bulldogs were Emma Weiler with 7, Tiffany Hawker added 6, Megan Meyer tallied 4, Jadyn Harrington and Sophie Myers each had 2, and Madelyn Pohlman added 1.  The Lady Bulldogs finished the season with a record of 12 wins and 4 loses.The Lady Trojans were lead offensively by Caitlyn Dick with 17.  Other scorers for the Lady Trojans were Josie Trabel with 16, Brooke Carpenter added 12, Laney Baker and Julia Tieman each had 4, and Bailey Ensinger with 1.Congratulations to the Lady Trojans.The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles defeated The South Ripley Lady Raiders 30-20 to win The 7th Grade Crown.last_img read more

Creekside Development to add housing in Batesville


first_imgBatesville, In. — Housing starved Batesville will soon get a 24-acre, 64-lot subdivision west of the Kroger store off of State Road 229. The homes will be under $200,000 and from 1,200 to 1,500-square feet.Lawrenceburg-based Land Consultants has asked and received a variance to reduce roadway width from 24-feet to 22-feet and eliminate underdrains on a portion of the project.The development has been proposed by local businessmen Charlie Gillman and Luke Pierson.last_img

Velma E. Dieckmann


first_imgVelma E. Dieckmann, age 90 of Batesville, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born August 13, 1929 in Cedar Grove, Indiana, she is the daughter of Alma (Nee: Pulskamp) and Alfred Deffner.  She married Harold Dieckmann September 8, 1956 at Guardian Angel Church in Cedar Grove.  A homemaker, she was a member of St. Louis Church and the Daughters of Isabella.An exceptional cook, her homemade bread and rolls will be dearly missed.  Velma also was a longtime babysitter, having watched many of the children from the area through the years.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Wilma “Willie” and Dennis Moeller of Oldenburg; sons and daughters-in-law Paul and Anita Dieckmann of Danville, Indiana, Brian and Sandy Dieckmann of Whiteland, Indiana; sisters Pat Naayers of Florida, Sharon Singer of West Chester, Ohio; brother Dale Deffner of Brookville; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Ron Deffner.Visitation is Friday, November 15th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a prayer service by the Daughters of Isabella at 9 a.m. to be followed by a rosary service.  Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating and burial in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Special Olympics.last_img read more

GM recalling 640,000 pickup trucks


first_imgGeneral Motors is issuing a recall on more than 640,000 pickup trucks because the seat belts can set the carpeting on the floor of the vehicles on fire.A small explosion is used to move a piston that tightens the high-tech seat belts before a crash.   The explosion can potentially release hot gas through an opening in the pretensioner brackets, possibly setting the carpet on the floor of the vehicle on fire.There have been reports of two fires but no injuries.The following pickup trucks are included in the recall:2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 15002019-2020 GMC Sierra 15002020 Chevrolet Silverado 25002020 Chevrolet Silverado 35002020 GMC Sierra 25002020 GMC Sierra 3500GM hasn’t said when the recall will begin, but dealerships will close the opening through which hot gas can be released at no cost to the truck owner. Truck owners may call Chevy at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-888-988-7267 and ask about recall number 192270600 if they have any additional questions.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Finish 2nd At New Castle


first_imgThe Batesville High School Swim team traveled to New Castle High School on Thursday evening. The Lady Bulldogs finished in second place to New Castle and defeating Eastern Hancock.nc-eh-batesville 3-way resultsTEAM SCORESWomenNew Castle Spartans 71; Batesville Bulldogs 52; Eastern Hancock Royals 38BULLDOG WINNERSWomenGwen Martin — 50 Freestyle (28.34)Maria Lopez — 100 Backstroke (1:19.61)NOTABLESBHS finished first in the 400 Free RelayMaria Lopez lead the team in individual points for the second meet in a rowUP NEXTThe Batesville Bulldogs swim team will be visiting Connersville for a multi-team meet against opponents the Connersville Spartans and Eastern Hancock Royals on Dec 3 at Connersville High School.@BatesvilleSwimBe sure to keep up with all the latest news on Batesville Swimming teams on social media — Facebook and Instagram Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen.last_img read more

Ripley County announces two COVID-19 cases


first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — The Ripley County Health Department announced two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.Neither of the patients are over the age of 60 and both took the important step of self-isolating once they became symptomatic.Health officials urge citizens to monitor for symptoms which have ranged from mild to severe illness.“The Ripley County Health Department would like to remind all citizens to practice public health precautions of social distancing, avoiding mass gatherings, and to wash hands frequently,” the press release stated.Find more information about COVID-19 by selecting this link.last_img read more

Christopher M. McFarland, 47


first_imgChristopher M. McFarland, 47, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his residence. Born, October 3, 1972 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Donald and Carol (Mitchell) McFarland.  Chris was a 1991 graduate from Greensburg Community High School. He was married to Chris Mosley on July 12, 1997 and she survives. He is also survived by his parents, Don and Carol, Greensburg, father and mother in law, Alan and Sharon Mosley, Texas; one son, Robert McFarland, Greensburg; three brothers, Bill (Lisa) McFarland, Lake Santee, David (Bev) McFarland, Westport, Joe (Tiffany) McFarland, Westport; one sister, Jill McFarland, Greensburg. Due to the recent public health safety mandate of limited gatherings, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements and online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Carol Adele Jackson, 85


first_imgCarol Adele Jackson, 85 of Greensburg passed away on May 21, 2020. She was born on March 14, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of James and Francis Petrie Crumbo.  Carol was a 1953 graduate of Glendale High School.  On May 21, 1973 she married George Jackson and on the day of her death they celebrated their 47 wedding anniversary.  Carol was a member of the Clarksburg Christian Church and the Loyal Circle.  She loved her family, flea markets, and traveling to the beach or Arizona.Survivors include: Husband, George Jackson; Children, Clifford Weir, Joseph Weir, George R. Jackson and Mario (Amy) Jackson; Step Children, Donna (Mark) Vise, Soloane (Kevin) Hofmann and Kristina (Barry) Zeidman. Several Grand and Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Parents; Daughter, Deborah Weir; Sister, Rebecka Russell; and Brother, Jim Crumbo, Jr.A facebook live funeral will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating. You can watch the Funeral from the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home Page.  Following the funeral, family and friends are invited to attend a public visitation from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, the family has requested you wear a mask and follow all social distancing guidelines.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Clarksburg Christian Church or to Premier Hospice.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

British boxing authorities suspend Saunders’ licence


first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders had his licence suspended by Britain’s boxing authorities on Monday. The suspension came after a social media post in which he advised men how to hit their female partners during the coronavirus lockdown. The British Boxing Board of Control said in a statement that Saunders’ licence would be suspended until a hearing could be arranged under its misconduct regulations. Saunders had filmed himself punching a bag in a barn and advising “dads, husbands and men with girlfriends” how to deal with their female partners during the coronavirus lockdown. “If your old woman is giving you a little bit of mouth and you try to be patient… but about the sixth day you’re just about to explode,” he said in the video, before demonstrating how to “hit her on the chin”. Saunders apologised for the video on social media over the weekend. He did so again on British radio station TalkSPORT on Monday, when he also pledged to donate 25,000 pounds ($31,000) to domestic abuse charities. “I just want to say sorry again for everyone I’ve offended,” he said on TalkSPORT. “I looked at it as a bit of a joke at first – I obviously wasn’t thinking right – but looking back at it now I can clearly see the destruction it has caused among the women suffering from domestic violence. “It was a silly mistake but I didn’t intentionally mean to cause harm to anyone and I certainly wouldn’t promote domestic violence.” Saunders was scheduled to face Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in a super middleweight unification bout on May 2 in Las Vegas before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The Briton is unbeaten in 29 bouts and held a world title in the middleweight division before moving up to super-middleweight. He was fined 100,000 pounds by the BBBofC in September 2018 for a previous social media post. In that instance, Saunders posted a video on social media in which he offered a woman drugs to perform a sex act on another person. The BBBofC said in a separate statement on Monday that it had further extended its suspension of the boxing tournaments under its jurisdiction for the month of May. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Billy Joe SaundersBritish Boxing Board of ControlCoronavirustalkSPORTlast_img read more