Thomas Herring (Image: Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home)Funeral services have been announced for a Sunman teen who lost his life in an apparent drowning at a neighbor’s pond on Wednesday.A visitation will be held from 4-8 p.m. on Monday at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home in Sunman. Services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Nicholas Church.Family members and emergency workers searched for the teen Wednesday for upwards of five hours before his body was recovered from a neighbor’s pond.
EC Volleyball traveled to Milan to face the Lady Indians tonight. All three teams swept them in straight sets.Varsity won 25-9, 25-12, and 25-19.EC vs Milan Varsity VB (10-2)We were spot on in the first two sets. We started off slow in game 1, but quickly picked up the pace. We played with intensity and the results show that. Game 3 was a completely different story. We started going through the motions just enough to get the win. We struggled scoring points and started making mental mistakes.‘The strongest part of our regular season schedule is over. We have to figure out how to play a solid match in these final weeks. We have some work to do, but I know they will continue to push themselves and get better at the mental game.’ EC Coach Cassie Laker.Varsity is now 21-6 on the season.Next up: South Ripley at home Monday at 5:30. This is senior night where we will recognize our 6 seniors and dedicate a night to their hard work over the last four years.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.
The Batesville Bulldogs JV lost 2-1 to Greensburg despite Zack Blomer’s spectacular day from both the mound and the plate.The Batesville Bulldogs JV collected four hits, but fell 9-0 to East Central on Tuesday May 5th and 10-4 to The Trojans on Thursday, May 7th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Brian Roleson.
The EIAC Boys Golf Meet was held at The Greensburg Country Club on Saturday (5-16).Team Scores: Greensburg 315, Franklin County 340, Batesville 342, Connersville 343, East Central 346, South Dearborn 399, Rushville 401, and Lawrenceburg 456.http://www.tournascore.com/greensburg/EIAC_Conference_Tournament.htmlIndividual Scoring for Batesville: Ryan Harmeyer 86, Tristian Lamppert 81 (5th Place), Billy Carroll 84 (10th Place), Jake Flaspohler 91, and Keegan Straub 104.Batesville All Conference Team Members: Lamppert and Carroll.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Siefert.
ORVC Weekly Report. (November 14-19)Players of the Week.Girls Basketball: Morgen Carroll – Jac-Cen-Del and Whitley Schirmer – Switzerland Countyorvc-report-november-14-19Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
William E. “Bill” Yorn, Sr., 66, of Greensburg passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2016 at home with his family by his side. Bill was born on January 7, 1950 in Rushville to Louis F. Yorn, Sr. and Helen R. (Priddy) Spears. He was married to Mabel “Kay” Powers on June 3, 1971 and she preceded him in death on October 4, 1998. Bill was an avid guitar player and most of his time was spent playing guitar in a band or solo for his family and friends. He also watched Gunsmoke and Bonanza almost every day. He was an all-around great guy who loved spending time with his family and friends. Bill is survived by a son; William E. “Bill” Yorn, Jr., Greensburg, a daughter; Laura Kay Yorn, Greensburg, 4 brothers; Jimmy Yorn and Kelly Spears, both of Greensburg, and Steve and Robert Taylor, both of Texas, one sister; Shirley Yorn, Greensburg, 9 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two sons; Nick and Tom Yorn, and two brothers; Butch and Johnny Yorn. Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Thursday, December 15 from 11am to 1pm with funeral services starting at 1pm with Pastor Barry Morton officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the family through the funeral home.
MILAN, Ind. — Last night’s boys basketball game between the Batesville Bulldogs and the Milan Indians was not an easy game for many in attendance.WRBI’s Justin Tucker talked about the special event during the pre-game show.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Pregame.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Milan High School Principal, Ryan Langferman talked with Tucker during the half-time show about the support the school received this week.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Half-Time-Interview.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Micayla Acra had no life insurance, and a memorial fund has been set up at 5/3 bank, as well as a go fund me account.
Oldenburg Academy – A steady from 2014-2015South Dearborn – C down from B in 2014-2015Aurora Elementary – D down from CDillsboro Elementary – A steadyManchester Elementary – B down from AMoores Hill Elementary – B up from CMiddle School – C down from AHigh School – B steady Decatur County – B steady from 2014-2015North Decatur Elementary – A steadyNorth Decatur Jr./Sr. High – B down from ASouth Decatur Elementary – B steadySouth Decatur Jr./Sr. High – B down from A Jac-Cen-Del – B down from A in 2014-2015Elementary – A steadyJr./Sr. High – C down from A Milan – B down from A in 2014-2015Elementary – C down from AMiddle – C down from AHigh – B steady Franklin County – B steady from 2014-2015Brookville Elementary – A steadyLaurel – C down from BMt. Carmel – B up from CBrookville Middle – B steadyHigh School – B steady Sunman-Dearborn – B down from A in 2014-2015Bright Elementary – B down from ANorth Dearborn Elementary – B down from ASunman Elementary – B down from AMiddle – B down from AEast Central High -A steady Lawrenceburg – B steady from 2014-2015Primary School – B down from ACentral Elementary – B down from AGreendale Middle – B up from CHigh School – B steady INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Education released school accountability grades on Wednesday for the 2015-2016 school year.Former Superintendent of Public Education Glenda Ritz said that Indiana implemented a new student-centered school accountability system utilizing new, more rigorous standards and assessments for the first time.For those reasons, the 2015-2016 school year establishes a new baseline for school accountability grades in Indiana.That means that fewer school received an A this year. Most schools in our area received a B grade this year.Batesville – B down from A in 2014-2015Primary School – B down from AIntermediate School – B down from AMiddle School – B down from AHigh School – A steady South Ripley – B down from B in 2014-2015Elementary – A steadyJr. High – B down from AHigh – B up from C Greensburg – B down from A in 2014-2015Elementary – B down from AJr. High – C down from BHigh School – B steady
Greensburg, Ind. — Representatives from Butler, Fairman & Seufert Civil Engineers presented the results of the environmental assessment of the proposed expansion of the Greensburg Municipal Airport. The expansion would increase the size of the airport from about 30 acres to more than 180 acres and add a longer runway. Long range plans include a new terminal and taxiway.The project will allow larger aircraft to use the airport. Officials indicate an improved airport will also create an important economic development tool to entice area companies to expand and possibly draw other industry to Greensburg.State representative Randy Frye, former Greensburg mayor Gary Herbert, president of the Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce Susan Burkhart and Glen Tebbe representing current mayor Dan Manus all spoke in favor of the expansion. Letters of support from congressman Luke Messer, state senator Chip Perfect and former mayor Gary Bailey were presented as well.Members of the public including Jean Johannigman spoke in opposition of the project. Questions were raised about the necessity of the enhancements and the ability of smaller general airports to be financially viable.Even if the project gets the go ahead some nearby landowners question the legal authority city government has to declare eminent domain if required. In Zionsville, an Indiana appeals court ruled against city government in a similar eminent domain situation.Airport Board of Commissioners president Bill Ernestes says the estimated cost of the project is $10 million. He says the federal government will pay 95 percent of the cost, state government five percent and the remaining five percent by the airport and/or the city. He stressed that every effort will be made by the board of aviation commissioners to minimize the burden to taxpayers. He says over the last ten years the self-funded airport has saved city and county government about $200,000.
Batesville, In. — The Southeastern Indiana YMCA in Batesville will hold “Party in Pink” to help in the fight against breast cancer Saturday, October 21 from 9 to 11 a.m. The Zumbathon® will use pink attire and upbeat music to create a positive atmosphere.Zumba® combines music and cardio excercises to help participants burn calories and improve health. Estimates say 15 million people in 180 countries participate in Zumba®.For more information call 812-216-7335.