Lady Bulldogs Netters 1st Round Winners

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs opened Eastern Indiana Athletic Conference tournament play with five first round victories.Sarah Hoseus defeated Rushville’s Allison Wainwright at No. 1 singlesLydia Olsen defeated Alexia Lamberdines of East Central at No. 2 singlesAllyson Ritter was a winner in two sets over Rushville’s Sarah Harpring at No. 3 singlesBrooke Bradford and Kelli Hartman were winners over Franklin County’s Brack and Stang at No. 1 doublesMacy Simon and Karsen Worthington won at No. 2 doubles over Rushville’s Martin and Hershberger.Second round play will be on Saturday at Greensburg High School.Submitted by Batesville Coach Bryan Helvie.last_img read more

Bulldogs Hartman And Bradford Advance on In Individual Tennis Tourney

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs will be represented at the IHSAA individual tennis regional.Juniors Kelli Hartman and Brooke Bradford won the individual sectional title at No. 1 doubles by knocking off Tri High’s Anna Todd and Kylie Dishman.Bradford and Hartman cruised to victory on Thursday evening at Richmond High School. They defeated Todd and Dishman by the scores of 6-0 and 6-2.The Batesville duo advanced to the regional round Saturday, June 7, at Carmel High School. Hartman and Bradford will play the winner from the Plainfield sectional at 10 a.m. The winners at Center Grove and North Central will battle with the winners of each match to square off at 2 p.m.Submittedd by Batesville Coach Bryan Helvie.last_img read more

Labor Department Awards $10.2 Million To Fight Tax Cheats

first_imgWASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor awarded $500,000 to Indiana as part of a nationwide program aimed to improve worker misclassification detection and enforcement initiatives in unemployment insurance programs.In total, $10,225,183 was awarded to 19 states.“This is one of many actions the department is taking to help level the playing field for employers while ensuring workers receive appropriate rights and protections,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez. “Today’s federal grant awards will enhance states’ ability to detect incidents of worker misclassification and protect the integrity of state unemployment insurance trust funds.”The funds will be used to increase the ability of state tax programs to identify instances where employers improperly classify employees as independent contractors or fail to report the wages paid to workers at all. The states that were selected to receive these grants will use the funds for a variety of improvements and initiatives, including enhancing employer audit programs and conducting employer education initiatives.Under an innovative, “high-performance bonus” program, four states will receive a share of $2 million in additional grant funds due to their high performance or most improved performance in detecting incidents of worker misclassification. The remaining $8,225,183 was distributed to 19 states in competitive grants.The maximum grant available under the competitive grant award process was $500,000.last_img read more

Cattle cause Thanksgiving crash in Napoleon

first_imgNAPOLEON, Ind. — Cows in the Chick-Fil-A commercials are destined to get us to stop consuming beef and “EAT MOR CHIKIN.”It appears one local farmer unfortunately had to deal with cattle looking to join the cause even when the nation was celebrating Turkey Day.Ripley County deputies responded to U.S. 421 north of Napoleon for an accident involving cattle on the roadway around 5:20 a.m. on Thanksgiving.An Osgood driver told police there were several cows on the road and she had struck at least two. The driver was taken to the hospital for wrist injuries, deputies said.Two cows were killed in the crash and the vehicle suffered extensive front end damage.Officers discovered three additional cows near the accident scene and were able to contain the livestock until the owner arrived. The cows were rounded up and taken to the owners property around 8:30 a.m.last_img read more

Mrs. Charlotte (Coy) Purnell-Walker

first_imgMrs. Charlotte (Coy) Purnell-Walker, age 94, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on May 8, 1922 in Florence, Indiana, the daughter of the late, Lawrence and Bertha (Scudder) Coy. She was raised in Switzerland County where she attended school. Charlotte was united in marriage on December 13, 1941, in Vevay, Indiana, to the late, Stanley Purnell and to this union arrived three sons, Charles, Galen and Gary and a daughter, Bonnie to bless their home. Charlotte was later united in marriage on February 17, 1962, in Carrollton, Kentucky to the late, Ralph Walker. Charlotte and Ralph shared 7 years of marriage together until Ralph passed away on April 24, 1969. Charlotte was employed as a cementer for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana for 17 years. She was also employed for Randall’s Textron Corporation in Vevay, Indiana for several years. Charlotte enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren and for many other families. Charlotte was a member of the Center Square Baptist Church in Center Square, Indiana. Charlotte enjoyed crocheting, especially Christmas ornaments and table cloths and making handmade quilts. Charlotte passed away at 4:00 pm, Sunday, August 28, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Charlotte will be dearly missed by her: son: Galen Purnell and his wife: Penny of Moorefield, IN; her daughter-in-laws: Barbara Purnell of Vevay, IN and Becky Purnell of Vevay, IN; her son-in-law: John Lock of Vevay, IN; her grandchildren: Richard, Jeff, Mike, Shirley, Nickki, Joelle, Jenny, Galen, Jr., Mark and Eve; her great-grandchildren: Mandy, Hayden, Cody, Mia, Nathan, Justin, Tyler Louise, Charles, Tree, Jimi, Tripp, Jordan, Eric, Tyler, Chasity, Brandon, Christopher, Matthew, Seth, Amber, Dannielle, Mike and Zachary; her great-great-grandchildren: Faith, Landon, Jaxsin, Jrue Charles, Douglas, Brenden, Kyler, Kailee, Kieran, Kolten, Braylon, Brooklyn, Lane and Christielynn, Xain, Ben, Blake, Aaron, Kalob and Tucker and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Lawrence and Bertha (Scudder) Coy; her 1st husband: Stanley Purnell, died December 23, 1978; her 2nd husband: Ralph Walker, died April 24, 1969; her sons: Charles L. Purnell, died August 3, 2001 and Gary Purnell, died July 13, 2015; her daughter: Bonnie Jean Lock, died February 28, 2014; her grandson: Danny Lock, died March 15, 1998; her great-great-grandsons: Patrick Otter, Hayden Lock and Lincoln Vinson, died August 9, 2016 and her brothers: Gerald Coy and Edwin Coy.last_img read more

Special Olympics holding breakfast fundraiser

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — Special Olympics Indiana – Ripley Ohio Dearborn Counties is holding a breakfast this Sunday from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the South Ripley Elementary School.Proceeds from the Breakfast for Champions event will support Special Olympics athletes competing in the 2017 Summer Games in Terre Haute, Ind. this June.The cost is a free-will offering.Pancakes, sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, orange juice, milk, and coffee will be served.This is the third year the local program of Special Olympics has held a breakfast fundraiser.Special Olympics athletes have already begun training for Summer Games in the sports of Bowling, Powerlifting, Swimming, Track and Field, and Volleyball.This year, approximately 80 athletes are planning to compete at the Games.Athletes attending will spend three days in the Indiana State University dormitories and compete against athletes across the state.last_img read more

Anthony L. Scheidler, 95

first_imgAnthony L. Scheidler, 95, of Millhousen, died November 15, 2017, at his home. He was the son of Paul C. and Clara (Herbert) Scheidler, born November 13, 1922, near Millhousen, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Millhousen. Anthony was a farmer most of his life, and also had worked as a brick masonfor Bruns-Gutzwiller Construction. He served his country in the Army as a guard patrolman during the Japanese occupation. As an eighth grader, he participated in the National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C., finishing fourth. Anthony was a baseball fan, and from many accounts, was a very good player. It was a regret that he never playedin the major leagues. He was fortunate to meet Ted Williams, probably his favorite player, when Ted played in an exhibition game in Indianapolis. He played the fiddle at barn dances with his brother and sister, Maurice and (Martha) Sr. Janice.Anthony married Rosemary Wenning on August 19, 1953, in Greensburg, and she survives. He is also survived by 5 sons: Michael (Dr. Sharon Calhoon), Greentown, IN,Daniel (Anita), Greensburg, Patrick (Tina), Fortville, IN, Dale, Muncie, IN, and James (Jeanine), Westport; and 4 daughters: Ann Hermesch, Osgood, Martha (Dr. Michael) Craig, Lima, OH, Karen (Kent) Hewitt, Aiken, SC, and Julia (Tom) Bleck, Grand Blanc, MI; 18 grandchildren, 2 step-granddaughters, and 3 great-granddaughters. He is also survived by one sister, Sister Janice Scheidler, OSF, Oldenburg.He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Sister Jonette Scheidler, and 4 brothers, Norbert, Urban, Paul, and Maurice, a son-in-law, Doug Hermesch, one grandson, Douglas Michael Hermesch.The Mass of Christian Burial will be at Immaculate Conception Church inMillhousen  on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. with Father Bill Turner officiating, with burial following in the church cemetery. Visitation will be atthe church on Saturday from 9 to 10:00 a.m., a Rosarybeing prayed at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Immaculate Conception Building Fund or Cemetery Fund, the Millhousen Volunteer Fire Department, or to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Bulldogs Participate At EC Super 6-Way Meet

first_imgThe Batesville High School wrestling team spent their morning at East Central for the EC Super 6-way. The Bulldogs battled once again with many wrestlers out with injuries going 0-5 as a team.Despite losing all duals Batesville did have some individual success against tough competition.  JT Linkel had the best record of the day going 4-1 losing his first match to East Central but bounces back with 4 straight pins. Jonah Chase also had a winning record going 3-2 getting 1 pin on the day. Axel Garcia, Abram Garcia, and Tyler Schaefer all went 2-3 each getting 1 pin. Jacob Weigel and Malakai Kirby wThe Batesville High School wrestling team spent their morning at East Central for the EC Super 6-way. The Bulldogs battled once again with many wrestlers out with injuries going 0-5 as a team.Despite losing all duals Batesville did have some individual success against tough competition.  JT Linkel had the best record of the day going 4-1 losing his first match to East Central but bounces back with 4 straight pins. Jonah Chase also had a winning record going 3-2 getting 1 pin on the day. Axel Garcia, Abram Garcia, and Tyler Schaefer all went 2-3 each getting 1 pin. Jacob Weigel and Malakai Kirby went 1-4. Also wrestling Varsity on the day is was Nick Nobbe.Batesville will next travel to Connersville for the Spartan Classic.Team ScoresBatesville 9 – East Central 68Batesville 24- Cambridge-City Lincoln 50Batesville 18 – Columbus North 54Batesville 24 – Rushville 60Batesville 10 – Lawrenceburg 68Winning recordsJT Linkel 138 4-1Jonah Chase 132 3-2Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Curtis Miller.last_img read more