BHS Swim results at Centerville 12/1/16.Girls Results. Centerville-99 BHS 84Batesville is 6-1 on the season (3-0 EIAC), 3-1 non-conference).Boys Results. Centerville 112, BHS-61Event Winners: (G) Emily Gutzwiller (200 free/100 free), Mary Poltrack (100 fly/500 free), Hannah Cox (200 IM). (B) Drake Main (100 back), Elliot Main (50 free).Career Best Times: (G)Audra Brewer 100 breast, Ella Gutzwiller-50 back Kate Poltrack-200 free/500 free, Mary Poltrack 100 fly, Allison Storms 100 breast. (B) Joseph Choi-200 IM, Caleb Rogers-100 fly, Skylar Simpson-100 back.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.
Christine Louden, 94, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Thursday, January 5, 2017, in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born August 31, 1922, in Owens County, KY, daughter of the late George Booth and Callie Chowning Booth.Christine enjoyed cooking, gardening, canning, and homemaking.Surviving are sister in law, Verna Gail (late Davis) Booth of Moores Hill, Indiana, as well as several nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by parents, George and Callie Chowning Booth, husband, Ralph Louden, and brothers, Bill, Claude and Davis Booth, nephews, Lonnie and Patrick Booth.Friends will be received Monday, January 9, 2017, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, at 1:00 pm immediately following visitation.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the charity of donor’s choice. 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
Former Batesville Bulldog Basketball standout Wes McKinney was named The Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Male Athlete of the Year. Wes wrapped up his junior year with The Panthers.McKinney becomes the first Hanover Panther to win the award on the men’s or women’s side. McKinney was also named HCAC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year in February. He also earned a pair of All-American accolades including second team Academic All-American by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) fourth team All-American selection by D3 Hoops earlier this year.McKinney led Hanover in scoring with 18.7 points per game, as well as leading the conference in rebounding with 8.3 per game. Wes surpassed the 1,000 point mark during the season.The Panthers finished the 2016-17 campaign with 26-4 record, advancing to its first ever NCAA Tournament “Elite Eight”, winning both the HCAC regular season and tournament titles along with a Top 10 finish in the final 2016-17 D3Hoops.Com National Top 25 Poll at #7.Courtesy of Larry Duke and Tyler Jester from Hanover Athletics.
Indianapolis, in. — The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs(OCRA) announced that the Quick Impact Placebased Grant Program (QuIP), a matching grant program designed to fund placemaking and transformational projects that spark community-wide conversations and creativity, is open for applications.“Expensive, labor-intensive initiatives are not the only way to revitalize our rural cities and towns,” said Executive Director of OCRA, Jodi Golden. “QuIP is an opportunity for communities to be innovative and creative with ideas on how to transform a local gathering place or bring energy back into an underutilized community asset.”The project funding range is $2,500 to $5,000 and for every dollar in grant funds utilized, 50 cents must be matched, via cash or in-kind, by the applicant. Eligible applicants can include community or civic organizations, local units of government or schools.Golden said that eligible projects should be transformational and have a positive impact for the community, and existing and underutilized assets should include a new or additional use. Examples of eligible projects include but are not limited to:alley activation;pocket parks;creative projects to showcase community identity;enhancement of existing or underutilized public assets into a new or usable space;interactive life-size games or public game sheds;transformation or decoration of vacant storefronts; andunique signage or identifiers, excluding standard electric signage or non-unique gateway signage.The Office of Community and Rural Affairs encourages these projects to be unique to each community and locally inspired. Successful applications will demonstrate community collaboration, partnership capacity and meaningful community benefits.An informational video will be released on Wednesday, April 25 that further explains the program and application process. Digital applications must be received by 4 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2018 to email@example.com. Applications received after 4 p.m., or paper copies will not be accepted. For more information, visit in.gov/ocra/quipgrant.htm.
Greensburg, In. — A Decatur County man is facing child molesting charge after several alleged incident with a juvenile female.Deputies began an investigation around April 1 after being notified by the victim’s mother. Deputies learned that on one occasion the suspect, Colbey Bieker, 25, gave the victim alcohol and she passed out. When she woke up Bieker was next to her with his hands in her pants. The victim also told police Bieker gave her marijuana on at least three occasions and he had paraphernalia in his home.The victim’s family also provided an audio recording of a possible confession to detectives.Bieker was arrested at 11:35 a.m. at his residence on April 8.
Brookville, in. — Brookville police confiscated 2 ½ pounds of marijuana and arrested two residents following a search warrant service last month.On April 21 Police served the search warrant in the 300 block of N Main Street around 1 p.m. at the residence of Clowe Cheyenne Marie Smith, 19, and John Dakota Mullins, 24. During the operation, police found the marijuana, $2,300 in currency, loaded weapons and drug paraphernalia.Smith and Mullins now face drug possession and dealing charges.
One of the winning photos from 2017.Indianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture is now accepting submissions for the 11th annual Indiana Agriculture photo contest, which showcases the hard work and contributions made by Hoosier farmers. The contest is open to the general public, and the winners will be honored during a special ceremony at the Indiana State Fair.Contestants are able to submit up to five photos in digital format (horizontal or vertical), and each photo must be accompanied by an entry form. All photos must be taken in the state by Indiana residents. Entries must be submitted no later than June 30, 2018.Participants are encouraged to submit photos reflecting the wide array of agriculture. The categories photos can be entered under are:On the Farm: Showcasing any building, piece of equipment or activity that is a part of life on an Indiana farm.Faces of Agriculture: Featuring those who grow and produce food, fuel and fiber in Indiana.Agritourism: Spotlighting Indiana’s seasonal and agricultural destinations, such as orchards, wineries and farmers markets.Conservation: Highlighting Indiana’s natural beauty with landscapes, water and wildlife.Contest winners will have their photographs featured in the Offices of the Lt. Governor’s Family of Business in Indianapolis. Winners will also be special guests during the Celebration of Agriculture on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the Normandy Barn at the Indiana State Fair.For entry and release forms, guidelines and criteria click here.
DEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — Indiana Department of Transportation maintenance crews have been scheduled to chip seal, then fog seal State Road 1 from State Road 46 in Dearborn County to U.S. Highway 52 in Franklin County beginning Monday, June 18.During three days of pavement preservation operations, State Road 1 will be closed to thru traffic between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.INDOT pilot vehicles will be present to escort local motorists through the work zone between St. Leon and Cedar Grove on State Road 1.
North Decatur JV lost to Hauser in 3 sets. 16-25, 25-24, 6-15.Lainey Crites had 10 digs. Erin Schwering had 4 kills.North Decatur Varsity lost to Hauser in 3 sets. 25-27, 23-25, 25-27.Olivia Bohman had a solid performance tonight with 3 blocks and 11 kills at the net and passed well when she saw playing time in the backrow. Erika Kramer 4 blocks and 15 kills. Erica Gauck 8 digs and 9 kills. Olivia O’Dell 13 digs. Maddy Day 10 digs. Kara Muckerheide 25 assists and 9 digs.‘These were 3 really hard fought sets tonight. The girls played really well but we lacked mental toughness at times. Hauser is always a tough team to play. This is our first conference loss but I think a lot can be taken from our performance as we move closer to the tournament.’ Chargers Coach Ashley Gauck.
Edward A. “Ed” Daihl, 66, passed away on October 8, 2018 at his residence in Greensburg. Ed was born on December 3, 1951 in Huntington, Indiana to Robert E. Daihl and Virginia I. (Orr) Coplea. Ed graduated from Southwood High School in 1970. He then earned his bachelor’s from Marion College, his master’s from IUPUI, and his Education Specialist Degree from IU. Ed was a teacher at Jerman Elementary from 1974 to 1980. From 1980 until he retired in 2016, Ed was the principal for Washington, Billings, and Greensburg Elementary Schools. Ed served his community in many ways. He was a member of the Optimist Club, and previously served as president. Ed was also a member of ACSD and NAESP, working to improve the quality of education in the local schools. He was an active member of Community Church of Greensburg, serving in various roles since the inception of the church. Ed loved fishing, wood working, and restoring antique lawn tractors. While he enjoyed his service and his hobbies, his family was the most important to him. He was a devoted husband, loving teacher, and beloved grandfather. Ed married Cindy Lichty on June 5, 1976 and she survives. Ed is survived by his wife; Cindy Daihl, Greensburg, two daughters; Emily (Dustin) Lafferty, Bloomington, IN, Megan (Adam) Parks, Niceville, FL, one brother; Richard L. “Rick” (Robin) Daihl, Naperville, IL, brother-in-law and sister-in-law; Phil (Brenda) Bogear, Bloomington, IN, and six grandchildren; Nathan, Connor, Michael, and Anna Lafferty, Audrey and Nora Parks. He was preceded in death by his parents, and step-father; Gene Coplea. Visitation will be on Friday, October 12 from 3-7 pm at the Community Church of Greensburg. A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, October 13 at 10 am at the Community Church of Greensburg with Jim Newberry and Seth Bartal officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Community Church of Greensburg or Greensburg Elementary School. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com