The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to close State Road 46 at the Indiana-Ohio Railroad crossing on the west side of Greensburg next week.Railroad crews have been scheduled to replace surface panels and rails on the crossing between West Street and Sunset Drive—beginning Monday morning and finishing on or before Friday November 8.An official detour routes traffic on S.R. 3 and U.S. Highway 421, a distance of 2.2 miles.
WRBI Area Boys & Girls High School Basketball Scores.Boys Basketball Scores (2-8)South Ripley 74 Southwestern Hanover 42Greensburg 98 Jac-Cen-Del 50Columbus North 85 East Central 39Milan 58 South Dearborn 45Madsion 75 Shawe Memorial 23Knightstown 51 North Decatur 27Lawrenceburg 48 Rising Sun 31Connersville 56 Centerville 32Jennings County 56 New Albany 52Hauser 73 Morristown 57Indy Lutheran 61 Waldron 54Indian Creek 59 Edinburgh 50Franklin 59 Columbus East 45Girls Basketball Scores (2-8)South Ripley 54 Jac-Cen-Del 51Lawrenceburg 62 Franklin County 27Milan 70 South Dearborn 43South Decatur 65 Shawe Memorial 52
The Batesville High School boys and girls cross country teams traveled to Greensburg for their annual invitational. Eleven schools were in competition on a very windy and chilly evening.After a hard fought battle, Batesville boys came out on top separated from East Central by a mere 3 points. Batesville finished with 60 points to East Central’s 63. Greensburg took 3rd with 102 followed by South Dearborn’s 116 and Oldenburg Academy finishing the top 5 with 120.Scoring for Batesville were Caleb Moster, who came in 7th, Connor Bell in 8th, Clay Yeaton in 14th, Brice Keeton in 15th and Quinten Gowdy in 19th. While the top 2 runners ran an outstanding race, the 3rd, 4th, and 5th runners really stepped it up and ran hard through the finish to bring Batesville the victory. Also running on Batesville’s varsity team were Alex Batta in the 40th spot and Elliot Main in 45th. In the reserve race both Will Sittloh and Josh Nobbe ran personal bests. Will with a time of 23:39 and Josh with a time of21:10. Derek Nobbe also ran a good race with a time of 21:04.On the girls side, it was East Central that out nudged the Bulldogs by 7 points. East Central finished with 50 points to Batesville’s 57. Greensburg took the 3rd place spot at 67 points. They were followed by Connersville in 4th with 101 and again Oldenburg Academy finished out the top 5 with 117. Leading the way for Batesville was Emma Gausman in 6th running at 20:43. She was followed by teammate Mary Poltrack in 7th at 20:58. Maria Wessel was 3rd for Batesville in 13th, Audrey Weigel 17th and Kylie Lehman 20th. Also running for varsity was Sarah Poltrack in 24th place with Katie Baumer right behind her in 25th.Again, even though the JV race was not scored, the team really ran well, with 5 girls running a personal best in very windy conditions. Winning the girls race and running a personal best was freshman Carly Fitzpatrick with a time of 22:56. Batesville also captured the next 6 spots. In order they were Madeleine Robben, Audrey Maupin, Breanna Hartman, Anna Kick, Cheyenne Laker and Taylor Meyers. Heidi Shaw came in 10th followed closely by teammate Mary Catherine Barnett in 12th. Also receiving awards were Candice Roell in 16th and Kate Poltrack in 19th. Besides Carly, Anna Kick, Taylor Meyers, Kate Poltrack and Nikki Elkins ran personal bests for the night.The Bulldogs now have a week off of competition as they prepare for the tournament round. Sectionals is next Saturday, October 10th, hosted by South Dearborn at Moores Hill Elementary School. Boys run at 9:00am and the girls will follow. Good Luck Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.
FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — State animal health officials say a second beef cattle herd has tested positive for bovine tuberculosis in southeastern Indiana.The Indiana State Board of Animal Health announced that the beef cattle herd with the animal disease is in Franklin County.Those animals have been placed under quarantine.Another beef cattle herd tested positive for bovine TB in April, also in Franklin County.The newly identified infected herd is within an existing 10-mile surveillance zone.That means no new cattle herds nearby need to be tested as a result of the new discovery.Indiana won’t lose its TB-free status thanks to the terms of a federal order issued in 2010.But the State Board of Animal Health must submit its TB plan to U.S. Department of Agriculture by mid-February.
A smiling face, whom never met a stranger in the community, James “Jim Bob” Robert Eadler age 84 passed away Friday May 19, 2017 in Osgood. He was born on June 14, 1932 the son of Robert and Mildred (Francis) Eadler in Ripley County. He spent his entire life “growing up” in the area!He proudly served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Jim Bob married the love of his life Daisy Dean Paul and she preceded him in death on July 14, 1992. Most people in the area have been involved at some point in one of his conversations, or joking around on various topics. He worked as a custodian at Jac-Cen-Del during the 70’s and into the early 80’s, then spent a few years working at the Ripley County Bank. In the late 80’s he began the final chapter in his work career at the U S Post office in Osgood. He was always willing to help wherever he could.He is survived by brothers Bernard “Benny” (Theresa) Eadler and Roger (Priscilla) Eadler both of Osgood; one sister, Mary Jane (Ronnie) Horn of Versailles also survives. He was preceded in death by one sister, Cheryl “Susie” Chaney.Jim Bob wanted to make it clear there will be no services, just take a minute and go fishing!Arrangements By: Neal’s Funeral Home www.nealsfuneralhome.net________________________________________
Aurora, In. — Seven will be inducted to the 2017 class of the Southeastern Indiana Musicians Hall of Fame at ceremony Wednesday, October 4 on Stage 2 of the Aurora Farmer’s Fair at 7 p.m.Greg Brauer-Aurora.Originally from Pisga, Ohio (Near Cincinnati) and moved to Clifton. Greg has made Aurora his home for nearly 30 years. One of the area’s premier rock and blues guitarist. Greg has been with many area bands including Ragin’ Raver, The Channel Kats, The Indiana Mud Bogs as well as some regional bands like Sea Hag, The Smeegs, Homegrown, and Live Bait.Del Giffin-LawrenceburgPlayed bass guitar and acoustic guitar since the Mid 1960’s. Del has played for The Country Green Band for 14 years and with Steve Pratt for several years up to the Early 90’s. In addition to his talents playing the guitar, he has also done some vocal and back up singing.Deno Koumoutsos-Sunman.Performing career goes way back. Played first gig for pay at age 13. 1970 to 1974 with Chestnut Station gigs in Mt. Adams bars.1975 to 1980 with Calico Rose and the Coryville Cowboys and played with more name country acts including George Jones, Asleep at the Wheel, Jerry Jeff Walker, and cut on the Second WEBN album project. Sold that song and some others in Nashville Did a PBS performance on WEBN’s Rock Around the Block with a Studio band called Jinx in 1980. Performed with a top area dance band called The City Limits fron 1981-97. Presently performing with Matrix, and in a duo with Ed Krause.Randy Mullins-Batesville.Originally from Brookville/Franklin County ‘Uncle Randy’ has been living with his family in Ripley County for over 30 years. He started his musical career in the 5th grade playing the alto saxophone in the school band in 1965. This continued throughout high school and included Randy graduating as the band president and also the recipient of many solo and ensemble competitions first place awards. At the age of 16 he received his first guitar and taught himself to play. Six months later he was playing in a local rock cover band. This continued for 12 years where Randy played all over the tri-state area. In 1986 He became the worship leader of the Batesville Christian Church and served in this capacity for 27 years, playing music for services and special events. Randy has also written several worship songs that the church still uses today. Randy has taught the guitar, banjo, and mandolin for many years and still plays on occasion at local clubs and restaurants playing classic folk, rock and country.Brian Noble-West Harrison.Singer, writer, guitarist, and Brass! Brian aka Biggin in 1995 formed the band The Renegades. Brian started his love of music playing trumpet at a young age under the direction of East Central Band leaders Charles Green and Kenzie Bentle. While performing at the top of his class he began following his passion for music by taking classes in Music Theory and took on the guitar as well. It wasn’t until a few years after leaving high school that he began singing around campfires and learning the local music scene. In 1995 when the band The Renegades was formed he took on the roll of fronting the band singing and playing, which he truly loved. Biggin also began his solo acoustic act performing for smaller venues for the close and personal style which has went over great performing several nights a week. Sharing the stage with many folks in the Ohio, Kentucky, Florida, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Indiana music scene Biggin and The Renegades became very popular for their great lineup of such talented musicians in which Biggin was able to keep over all these years and the professionalism that he and the band showed in the industry. While playing with The Renegades Biggin also enjoyed performing Bluegrass as well as almost all types of music with some other great groups. Very well respected as a singer and entertainer Biggin was seen all over singing with other acts as he continued to build his musical resume. Brian has worked closely with SOL records founder and owner producing and recording some of his own material as well as helping and mentoring other upcoming artist. Biggin has held together a class act show and now has one of the greatest lineups seen and heard.Sandy Pickett-Versailles.Multi-talented instrumentalist. Sandy plays guitar, conga drums, Harmonica, stomp box, and percussion. Sandy was the drummer for Milan Methodist Church during the Late 90’s with Tim Norris and in a duo with Fran Hall up to the Early 00’s. Started a solo career in England during the early part of the 21st Century. Has performed at many local events including The Holton Storm Benefit, The Versailles Pumpkin Show, The Swiss Wine Festival, Relay For Life, Special Education benefits, and opened up for John Mellenkamp in Seymour. Sandy has recently performed with Jill McIntosh in the duo Rhythm & Groove and with the trio Happy Fingers.Has wrote music & lyrics, played, and produced three CD’s.Steve Schonegg-Milan.Drummer and vocalist Steve has played extensivly in The Tri-State Area for around 40 years. He has been with many popular local groups such as Branded, The Keith Swinney Band, and Hoosier Daddy. Steve formed the well know area group, The Centerline Band, back in 1985 in which he is still with the group. Steve also volunteers to do sound at many community events free of charge as well as mentoring musicians who are getting started.
The Jac-Cen-Del Junior High Cross Country teams competed the 18 school Greensburg Invitational on Monday (8/21).The JCD girls’ team finished 8th. The JCD boys’ team was incomplete.Greensburg MS CC Invite (8-21)Courtesy of Eagles Coach Steve Narwold.
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Wilmington, Oh. — A band of rain associated with a low-pressure system will move through the Ohio Valley on Tuesday. The system, including cool temperatures will bring rain, freezing rain and snow through Wednesday.Forecasters say Tuesday there is an 80 percent chance of precipitation, wind gusts up to 25-miles-per-hour and a high temperature of 41. Tuesday night the chance of rain, freezing rain and snow continues. Wednesday forecasters say snow continues through the morning hours and accumulation totals could be as much as 4 inches.For Indiana road conditions click here.
The Lady Indians of Milan displayed inspirational grit and determination before falling to the Trojans of East Central 5-0.The dynamic Senior Duo of Tori Haessig and Abby Riehle took EC’s #1 Doubles down to the 3rd Set Tiebreaker, nearly completing the upset. The JV was led by Sophomore Lucy Ortt’s Singles victory and strong performances fellow Sophomore Jessica Starkey and Freshmen Octavia Dieng and Delaney Bushhorn.There will be no rest for the girls as South Dearborn comes calling Thursday where Milan looks to take its first overall team victory of the season.Courtesy of Indians Coach Kyle Flynn.