WRBI Area Girls High School Basketball Scores.Saturday (11-23)Batesville 51 South Dearborn 49Batesville JV won 26-13East Central 63 South Ripley 24Jac-Cen-Del 81 Milan 40Lawrenceburg 50 Franklin County 46 (OT)Jennings County 72 Greensburg 65North Decatur 65 South Decatur 61 (OT)Connersville 54 Shelbyville 30Rushville 80 Plainfield 51New Washington 56 Shawe Memorial 29Eastern Hancock 77 Union County 32
Nick Goepper (left) met recording artist Usher (right) while on a media tour in New York City. (Photo: Facebook)Olympic medal winner Nick Goepper is at the state capital Monday as he is being presented with a Distinguished Hoosier award at 1:30 p.m.Governor Mike Pence will present the award to the Lawrenceburg native who has launched into sudden stardom following the bronze medal win in the slopestyle skiing competition in Sochi.Goepper has remained busy since returning to the states. He was on a media tour in New York City and spent the past weekend in Chicago for the Polar Plunge that benefits the Special Olympics.The City of Lawrenceburg and Perfect North Slopes will host a welcome home celebration for Goepper on Saturday, March 8.It will begin with a parade for Nick and his family at 10:30am on Walnut Street in downtown Lawrenceburg.
Batesville Mayor Rick Fledderman spoke during the main street meeting at the Sherman House on Wednesday evening.The community’s help is needed to rebuild Batesville’s Main Street Program and revitalize downtown. A meeting was held Wednesday at the Sherman House to begin the process of identifying ways to redevelop the area.Batesville Main Street is a designated Indiana Main Street Community. Efforts were made a few years ago to create a vision for downtown as a board was established, but later somewhat fell apart.Community Development Director Sarah Lamping is now leading the charge to revitalize downtown Batesville. Four committees have been created to achieve that goal. They are categorized as organization, design, promotions and economic restructuring.The organization committee takes the responsibility for managing the financial and logistical aspects of a nonprofit. The design committee will contribute in shaping the physical appearance of downtown to shoppers, investors, business owners and visitors.The promotions committee will be responsible for promoting downtown business and community life. The economic restructuring committee will identify new market opportunities and also work with existing businesses in retaining them in downtown.Each committee is open to any community member interested in contributing to the revitalization. Contact Sarah Lamping at (812) 933-6113 or email at email@example.com“Everyone is able to participate. You just have to be a local community member that cares about the success and long term viability of our downtown area,” Lamping said.
WRBI Area Girls High School Basketball Scores.Tuesday (11-18)Seymour 61 Batesville 55JV: Seymour 31-24East Central 72 Jac-Cen-Del 42Greensburg 54 Shelbyville 38South Decatur 55 Southwestern Shelby 47Waldron 60 Baptist Academy 38Hauser 59 Brown County 46Madison 79 South Dearborn 14Providence 49 Shawe Memorial 35Salem 57 Southwestern Hanover 40
The trash generated by the average American household jumps by 25 percent during the holidays. ( Photo: earl53/morguefile.)INDIANAPOLIS – The end-of-year holidays aren’t just a time filled with more cheer, but also are a time filled with more trash – although some simple tips can help keep that to a minimum.Dan Goldblatt, spokesman for the Indiana Department of Environmental Health, said the best way to cut down on the garbage generated is through what’s known as “pre-cycling,” and thinking ahead before you purchase a gift.“Look to see if it’s made from material that has been recycled, and you can also see if it is recyclable,” he said. “You can also look at the packaging and find out if that is made of material that can be recycled, as well.”Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Goldblatt said, the average household produces about 25 percent more waste than normal.When it comes to wrapping paper and greeting cards, Goldblatt said much of it can be recycled. If new electronics are on the gift list, he advised planning ahead for what to do with the old ones. By Indiana law, any retailer that sells electronics is required to accept them for recycling.“So, your Best Buys, Home Depot, Walmart, Target – all those places are going to accept old electronics for recycling,” he said. “We do encourage people to keep those out of the landfill and to get those recycled.”For those who have live Christmas trees, Goldblatt said many communities will have post-holiday recycling programs for their disposal.“They will come by and take your tree and turn that into mulch,” he said. “Some trees can be sunk into lakes and used for fish habitat, and some communities will even recycle the tree and use it in parks.”Old garlands should be donated or go into the trash, not the recycling bin, he said, and the same is true for strands of Christmas lights.Mary Kuhlman
The Batesville and Centerville Bulldogs Swim Teams squared off in a duel meet.Girls Score. BHS 106, Centerville 77.Girls are 6-1 on the season.Boys Score. Centerville 101, BHS 67.Boys are 1-2 on the season.Individual Event Winners:Girls. Emily Gutzwiller 200 IM, 100 breast; Mary Poltrack 100 back, 500 free; and Taylor Villani 200 free.Boys. Nathan Hall 100 fly, 100 back; Drake Main 200 IM; and Damien Pelo 100 breast.Courtesy of Bulldogs TJ Greene.
Travis E. Crouch, of Brookville, was born on February 11, 1983 in Oxford, Ohio, the son of Paul E. and Regina A. Brewer Crouch. He worked at Poindexter Excavating in Indianapolis as a union heavy equipment operator, and was a member of the Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in New Trenton. Travis enjoyed racing radio control cars, was a Colts fan, and loved his pets and his family. On April 3, 2016, at the age of 33, he passed away at his residence. Memorial donations are requested to a charity of choice. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Travis Crouch Those surviving who will cherish Travis’ memory include his parents, Paul and Regina Crouch of Brookville; brothers, Kris (April) Crouch of Brookville, and Brian (Brittany Stegall) Crouch of Metamora; maternal grandmother, Wanda Brewer of Olympia, KY; special aunt, Gail Crooks of Olympia, KY; several aunts, uncles, 5 nephews, 2 nieces, and 1 great niece. He was preceded in death by grandparents, Chester and Nellie Crouch; grandfather, Shelby Brewer, and uncles, Tim and Terry Crouch. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, April 7, 2016 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Services, officiated by Pastor Chuck McMahon, will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Martha R. “Marty” Wilhelm, age 70 of Batesville, died Saturday, May 21, 2016 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis. Born February 13, 1946 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Lillian (Nee: Niese) and John Suttmann. She married Alvin Wilhelm April 12, 1969 at Holy Family Church in Oldenburg. Marty was a teller at Fifth-Third Bank 23 years before retiring in January of 2008. She was also a member of St. Louis Church.Marty grew up in a large farm family. An excellent cook, her family teased that she never learned to scale back. She would always cook more than was needed and would “encourage” you to eat more well after you’d eaten all you could. But with hospitable being the word to best describe her, that was just Marty. Her tator tot casseroles and potato salad were family favorites. Some of Marty’s interests included watching Dancing With the Stars, Wheel of Fortune, I.U. Basketball and Duke Basketball, although no one in the family could figure that one out. She enjoyed spending time at the beach and always looked forward to the regular trips of Gulf Shores Alabama or Panama City Beach Florida. After retirement, she also enjoyed meeting friends for coffee at McDonald’s. Her true passion though, were her grandkids. Marty loved nothing better than spending time with them and would do anything for them.She is survived by her husband Alvin; daughters Jennifer Lents of Batesville, Michele Hutchek of Speedway, Indiana; sons Brian of Osgood, Indiana, Christopher of Batesville; sister Clarissa (Chris) Adams of West Chester, Ohio; brothers Paul Suttmann of Batesville, Cletus Suttmann of Oldenburg, Albert Suttmann of Sacramento, California and eight grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Alvina Herbert, Sarah Jones and brother Wilbur Suttmann.Visitation is Tuesday, May 24th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a Divine Mercy Chaplet service at 4 p.m. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 25th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to St. Louis School or Wilhelm Grandchildren’s Education Fund.
VERSAILLES, Ind. — Timmy Bowman, the man police say shot at them while they were responding to a domestic disturbance back in October near Holton, will now be facing an additional charge of Attempted Murder.Ripley County Prosecuting Attorney, Ric Hertel, says that Bowman was initially charged with Pointing a Firearm and Domestic Battery.No officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire. Bowman was flown from his home the night of the incident and transported to a Cincinnati hospital.After being released from the hospital, he was incarcerated in the Hamilton County Jail where he remained until being transported to Ripley County.Bowman’s initial hearing was November 21 in Ripley County Superior Court where bond was set at $500,000 cash.Hertel said that the decision to elevate the charge came after discussions with Indiana State Police detectives who worked the case.
VERSAILLES, Ind. — The Indiana State Police participated in the 13th nationwide “Prescription Drug Take-Back” initiative on Saturday.The State Police set up collection sites at every post.The Versailles Post collected 60 pounds of unused and unwanted medications.Statewide the State Police collected a total of 1245 pounds of prescription drugs.The take-back initiative seeks to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft.