Oldenburg Academy defeated Lawrenceburg 5-0.OA vs LB TennisOA beat South Dearborn 5-0.OA vs SD TennisSubmitted by OA Coach Mark Wilder.
An estimated 1,400 adoptive families in Indiana on a waiting list will finally get the money they need. (Image: Rich Mullins/morguefile.)INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of adopted children and their families in Indiana will finally receive long awaited support.In 2009, the state began placing families that adopted children with special needs on a waiting list for additional financial help.Gov. Mike Pence is now releasing $10 million from the next budget to an estimated 1,400 families on the list.Josh Kroll, coordinator of the Adoption Subsidy Resource Center for the North American Council on Adoptable Children, says this is additional money for families that are raising children with extensive needs.“Some children have disabilities and some families keep siblings together,” he explains. “Some families adopt sibling groups of three or four children and most people can’t incorporate three or four children into their household without some financial support. ”In a lawsuit filed in June, some adoptive families claim the Department of Child Services failed to pay promised subsidies.DCS argued it did not have the money, and this week the governor directed the agency to pay the families using money that would have been reverted to the state’s general fund.Shawn Cain lives in northwest Indiana and is the adoptive parent of a sibling group of three.She says these subsidies go a long way to ensuring children have the tools they need for a successful future.“These kids didn’t ask to be placed in this situation,” she points out. “They’ve had trauma in their lives, whether it be from physical abuse, neglect – they’ve suffered and they’ve suffered long enough. And these kids deserve a life.”Kroll says there is more that needs to be figured out, including the negotiation of payment agreements with some of the families.He says additionally, the DCS and state leaders need to ensure the funding is ongoing.“Is there the commitment there to make sure once the support starts flowing to these children and the families raising them that it doesn’t get taken away?” he says.Families on the waiting lists and those that adopt during the next budget year will receive the payments.The governor said the legislative Adoption Study Committee will investigate the issue for future funding.Mary Kuhlman read more
Recently the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs ball game was delayed by rain for 4 hours and 13 minutes. Can you imagine sitting in rain and cold for that long, and the Reds’ management keeping you in suspense as to when they might attempt to play the game? I know they had a huge crowd and were honoring the 1990 team. Also, they were giving away a bobble head of the 3 “Nasty Boys”.Before a game begins the home team has the sole right to decide whether a game will be played or not. After a game starts, the decision is in the hands of the umpiring crew. The decision of playing a game really boils down to money. If a game is postponed, the fans are entitled to use that ticket at another game. That cuts into the profits that can be made at other games when these tickets are honored. If it is late in the season, they may have to go to a double-header. Heaven forbid that a fan could get 2 games for the price of 1!The weather forecast for that day called for continuous rain, and it was obvious from the radar that there was no dry slot for the game to be played after any reasonable delay. So, why did I take so long to make the decision? read more
Dan was a 1972 graduate of Batesville High School. He loved anything to do with water, especially fishing, swimming & boating. He also liked to do wood working and made many cabinets and book cases. He liked watching westerns but his favorite TV show was M.A.S.H. He recently retired from Honda in Greensburg. Dan is survived by his father Jim Prentice of Greensburg, IN and his siblings Mike Prentice of Napoleon, IN, Kathy Nobbe of Batesville, IN and Donna Nobbe of Zionsville, IN. Daniel John Prentice, age 62 of Greensburg, IN passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 in Greensburg, IN. Born August 15, 1953 in Batesville, IN he was the son of Jim Prentice and the late Doris (Bentfield) Prentice. Dan was cremated and private services will be held at a later date.
ST. LEON, Ind. — Icy roads are being blamed for a rollover accident that hospitalized a Lawrenceburg woman yesterday.Indiana State Police say that Alisha L Haynes, 26, was traveling west on State Road 46 near St. Leon, when she lost control of her vehicle, which then left the roadway, struck a guardrail, and overturned down an embankment, ejecting Haynes from the vehicle.Haynes was transported to the University of Cincinnati Hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The East Central Lady Trojans and The Batesville Bulldogs were the team winners of The EIAC Track Meet at Connersville.Girls Team Scores. 1. East Central 18o, 2. Batesville 94, 3. Greensburg 91, 4. Rushville 83, 5. Franklin County 75, 6. Connersville 45, 7. South Dearborn 39, 8. Lawrenceburg 13.Boys Team Scores. 1. Batesville 134, 2. Rushville 132, 3. East Central 87, 4. Franklin County 75, 5. Lawrenceburg 65, 6. Connersville 57, 7. Greensburg 46, 8. South Dearborn 25.2017 EIAC Track ResultsCourtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.
July 24, 2017 Police Blotter072417 Batesville Police Blotter072417 Decatur County EMS Report072417 Decatur County Fire Report072417 Decatur County Jail Report072417 Decatur County Law Report
I keep tossing around the idea of why Indiana doesn’t seed both the state basketball and football tourneys. After all, they did away with the one-class tournament, so why are they still hanging on to the old method of a blind draw? It was really brought to light this year when Ben Davis played Warren Central in a round one sectional football game.The IHSAA usually uses money as a factor whenever they don’t want to change something. Computers can seed these tournaments, so that takes the cost factor out. Just use the Sagrin power rankings and go from there. It is sad when two very strong teams have to play each other in the first game of a sectional. This especially hurts the crowds for further games in basketball when there is no doubt after game one who will win the sectional.Knowing how hard it is to get the IHSAA to change even minor things, don’t look for any movement on this idea any time soon. Of course, you may like an open tournament. I personally do not. read more
Indianapolis, In. — A former Priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg, Father Mark Gottemoeller has died Friday of complications following a recent surgical procedure.Gottemoeller graduated from St. Jude Grade School, the Latin School, and St. Meinrad Seminary. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 22, 1976 and served as an associate pastor of St. Gabriel, Connersville; St. Joseph, Shelbyville, Holy Family, Richmond; St. Mary, Greensburg. Fr. Mark was named pastor of St. Augustine, Leopold in 1985 and concurrently served as administrator of St. Mark, Perry County. He became pastor of St. Martin of Tours in Martinsville in 1993, and was pastor of St. Thomas More, Mooresville until 2016. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus for years and served as chaplain of the St. Thomas More Council 7431 and as faithful friar of the Bishop Chatard Assembly 245.Reception of the Body will be at 3 p.m., Wednesday, December 20, 2017, in St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 1200 N. Indiana Street, Mooresville. Visitation will follow in the church from 3 – 8 p.m., Wednesday. A Vigil Service will be observed at 7:30 p.m. Additional visitation will held from 10 – 11 a.m., Thursday, December 21, 2017, in St. Gabriel Catholic Church, 6000 W. 34th Street, Indianapolis. The Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 11 a.m., Thursday, at St. Gabriel. Cremation will follow, and inurnment will be private on Friday morning in the Priests’ Circle at Calvary Cemetery, Indianapolis. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Relief Services or to St. Meinrad Seminary. read more
Greensburg, in. — Art on the Square Gallery is pleased to celebrate the creative expressions of the founding artists who were responsible for the serious art movement in Decatur County and began sharing their valued work with the public through local Art Galleries to establish a Legacy beginning some 54 years ago. The exhibit is comprised of loaned works from various private collections the owners of which we extend our appreciation and thanks.Featured Legacy artists include Dr. Dale D. Dickson, Harold Hancock, Jon Bedel, Sue S. Magargel, Richard Alexander, Carrie O’Hara Page, Jim Spillman, Kathryn Martin, and Martha Samuels.On this occasion the Gallery is offering FREE quality prints from Carrie O’Hara Page’s and Jim Spillman’s works. The public is invited to stop into the Gallery and take away a print for their own collection.The public is also invited to a “Second Friday” Reception, June 8th from 4:00 to 7:00 PM for the Legacy Art Show. Guests at the “Second Friday” reception will be able to meet local artists who will be present and view the works of the Legacy artists.The event is free and wine, cheese, soft drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. The public is welcome: Families, Children, Friends and Colleagues. The Art On The Square Gallery is located at 114 W. Washington Street in Greensburg on the North Side of the Square with regular gallery hours, Wednesday – Friday from 11 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., and Saturday from 11:00 A.M to 2:00 P.M., closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. The Exhibit will be on display until the end of June. For more information visit www.artonthesquaregallery.com or call the Gallery at 812-663-8600.The ongoing GALLERY NIGHT OUT painting opportunities are held each month. The public is invited to bring family and friends of all ages and abilities to a fun evening at the Gallery on Tuesday, June 19th from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Participants are encourage to bring their favorite beverages and snacks to enjoy during the evening. “We will be creating an easy acrylic painting and techniques “SUMMER VACATION”, said Judy Glore, instructor and President of the (DCAC). “No prior painting experience is needed and all supplies and professional instruction will be provided for a $25 fee and you leave the evening with a finished painting.”, said Margaret Parker, instructor and officer of the (DCAC). Please register at 812-663-8430 or the Gallery at 812-663-8600. A sample painting is on display in the Gallery window or on the Facebook page ‘Art on the Square Galllery” or the website www.artonthesquaregallery.com under ‘classes’. Other times, dates, and subjects can be arranged for small groups for the Gallery Night Out classes.Art on the Square Gallery is a subsidiary of Decatur County Arts Connection, Inc. a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization promoting arts events and activities through creation, exhibits, and education for the community’s enjoyment and growth. Become a financial supporter of the arts events sponsored by the Gallery by joining us as a Patron. Forms are available at the Gallery and donations are tax deductible. “Supporting the Decatur County Arts Connection and the Art on the Square Fine Arts Gallery and their programs financially will ensure that the arts stay strong in our community. The current Gallery has been serving the community for almost 10 years of the 54 years Legacy and looks to expand its programming opportunities in the future with your support”, expressed Fred Craig, local fine arts photographer and VP of the DCAC..Our catch phrase is: Express yourself through Art. read more