BATESVILLE – There is a slight decrease in the number of students attending class at Batesville Community Schools so far this year.Early this school year, there are approximately 2,150 students, less than a percentage point down from last year.Batesville Superintendent Dr. Jim Roberts told school board members Monday that numbers can fluctuate as the school year progresses.The following breakdown lists student numbers at respective schools:Batesville Primary School (grades K-2) – 455 studentsBatesville Intermediate School (grades 3-5) – 462 studentsBatesville Middle School (grades 6-8) – 484 studentsBatesville High School (grades 9-12) – 749 students
Delmar Harry “Hoot” Rumsey, 93, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday June 7, 2018 in Milan, Indiana.Delmar was born June 6, 1925 in Aurora, Indiana, son of the late Clarence and Della (Robbins) Rumsey.He served his country as a member of the United States Navy during WWII.He worked as a farmer, mechanic, and drove a school bus for South Dearborn Community Schools for over 20 years.Hoot was a member of the Holman Christian Union Church, and a member of the Moores Hill American Legion. He enjoyed being a mechanic, and working on the farm.He is survived by children, Angela Kay Turner of Milan, IN, Teresa Ann Martin of Versailles, IN, Robert William Rumsey of Aurora, IN, Rodney Gene Rumsey of Aurora, IN., sisters, Betty Seasongood of Connersville, IN. and Ada Courter of Indianapolis, IN; 13 grandchildren and 25 plus great grandchildren.He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of almost 60 years, Barbara J. (Hayhurst) Rumsey; daughter, Sue Vornheder, sons, Tony and Richard Rumsey; brothers, Louis Rumsey, Francis “Gene” Rumsey and a sister, Evelyn Courter.Friends will be received Monday, June 11, 2018 from 5:00 – 8:00 pm at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held Tuesday at 11:00 am at Holman Christian Union Church, 12020 N. Hogan Road, Aurora, Indiana with Pastor Mike Addison officiating.Interment will follow in the Hogan Hill Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Relay for Life, Holman Christian Union Church or Hogan Hill Cemetery. 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
“Actually, our experience of last season helped in our preparation for this season. It was a lesson to us because we had to survive the relegation on the last day of the season.‘That is why we started preparations for this season very early; we noticed our problems from last season. In terms of playing personnel, we tried to recruit the players we felt will help us be better and started preparations very early. We played lots of friendlies, tournaments and it helped a lot. That is why you see that we are consistent this season”, the former Akwa United Coach stated.In addition to Plateau United, Rivers United and Lobi Stars have been the most consistent teams in the league this season and there has been a lot of talk from NPFL pundits that this season title will be fought between the three teams but Abdul Maikaba differs.According to Maikaba, it is too early to label a particular team or teams title contenders or favorites as there are still teams with outstanding matches.However, he praised the level of competitiveness of the NPFL this season and believes that it is only a matter of time before the league starts benefitting from it financially.“I do not believe that it is a three-way battle for the NPFL. In fact it is too early for us to tag a team or teams favorite because we are not yet half way through the season and we still have teams like Rangers, Enyimba that have outstanding matches.‘If they win all of their outstanding matches [which is totally possible] then they are back in contention to win the league. However, the fact that we are having a very competitive league is very good. If we continue in this way, it will only be a matter of time before we start benefitting financially.’ Maikaba told www.npfl.ngPlateau United are currently 2nd on the log, two points behind league leaders, Lobi Stars and level on points with Rivers United whom they face at home on Sunday.Maikaba revealed that Plateau United will approach the match with every seriousness and determination.“It’s an important match to us and equally to Rivers United because we are second and third on the log. We are going to approach the match with every seriousness.“We are going to prepare very well because we know we are going to face a team that is aspiring for the title. We are going to work hard throughout the week and hopefully we will take advantage on match-day. For sure, it’s not going to be an easy match but I assure our fans that we would not let them down.’Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Abdu Maikaba After his first season at Plateau United which saw the former champions struggle, Abdu Maikaba has enjoyed a brilliant start to the 2019/2020 Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) season placing second on the table after 17 games. The coach has attributed the team’s good run to an adequate preseason the team had.Maikaba explained to www.npfl.ng ahead of this weekend’s match against Rivers United, that last season poor outing which saw Plateau United narrowly avoiding relegation to the new resolve to prove a point this season.Maikaba spent most part of his first spell with the national junior team and only had occasional time with his players.