I hope you listen to Coaches Corner each Monday evening during the school year. It is a very good way to keep up with the local sports scene. Do you know how many people it takes to put this show on the air?First, I need the cooperation of the area coaches who are willing to give up their time on Monday night to appear on the show. Secondly, it takes WRBI to sell the ads to put it on the air. Ison’s provides the place for us to have the show. Caz at the station sets up the equipment so all I have to do is come in and turn it on. The young people who work at the station at night run the board and put us out on the airwaves and the world-wide web.None of this would be possible without the cooperation of WRBI ownership and management who have allowed us to be on the air for over 30 years with Coaches Corner. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do bringing it to you!
WEST HARRISON, Ind. — A rollover crash on I-74 prompted a partial closure of the interstate near West Harrison Tuesday morning.Anthony Hopkins, 30, of Whitewater Township, Ohio, was traveling eastbound on I-74 near the West Harrison exit, when his vehicle flipped.The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department says weather conditions contributed to the accident.Hopkins was transported to Mercy Hospital in Harrison with non-life threatening injuries.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Governor Eric Holcomb will hold his first State of the State speech tonight.He is expected to call for a long-term infrastructure plan that will likely include a tax increase.Indiana currently has an 18-cents-per-gallon gas tax, and any legislation will likely increase that tax.Aides say that Holcomb supports raising the gas tax, but he hasn’t said how much.Tonight’s address will be his first in front of a joint audience of both the Senate and House.
ORVC Weekly Report.(February 13–February 18)Boys Basketball Player of the Week: Tyler Kramer – SouthwesternORVC Report (February 13-18)Courtesy of ORVC Recorder Travis Calvert.
The Batesville Middle School golf team enjoyed a beautiful evening at Hillcrest last night and came out victorious. Drew Wagner fired a 43 to earn match medalist honors to lead BMS (191) with a win over South Dearborn (206) and St. Louis (229).Helping the Bulldogs pull out a win was Zach Wade shooting a 46 and Dean Campbell with a 50. Other scores for Batesville included Sam Emmons and Austin Pohlman both with a 52 followed by Brett Wagner with 53.The Bulldogs are back in action Tuesday at North Branch.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Sheryl McCreary.The St Louis golf team participated in a 3-way match Monday afternoon against Batesville Middle and South Dearborn schools. Final scores for the match where St Louis 229, South Dearborn 206, and BMS 191.Scoring for the Cardinals was led by Brandon Simmermeyer followed by Cody Mohr, Adam Voglesang, Cayden Pohlman, Lucas Anderson, and Amelia Austin.St Louis plays again Tuesday at North Branch against BMS and St Mary’s.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.
Batesville, In.— World War II Women’s Army Corps veteran Mary Gargano will be honored with a “Quilt of Valor” Sunday, July 16, 2:15 p.m. at the Chateau of Batesville.Mary entered the service in Miami, Florida and received medical training in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was a Tech 5 and helped many patients in their time of need. Shealso inventoried, greased and wrapped binned stock parts for aircraft. She was honorably discharged in October of 1945. During her service she earned the Army Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal and the American Campaign Medal.Recently Mary was recognized at the Trinity Christian Church Veterans’ Banquet.The event is hosted by Shelia Stevenson of the Rivertown Quilters Club and Rising Sun Vietnam veteran P.G. Gentrup. Batesville mayor Mike Bettice will offer remarks during the event.
Indianapolis, in. — Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb delivered his State-of-the-State address last night focusing on jobs, education, opioids and skills training for Hoosiers. The top priority of those topics was re-training Hoosiers to be prepared for the job market.Statistics show there are 85,000 jobs unfilled today, and another several hundred thousand coming available as baby boomers retire over the next 10 years. Holcomb says his administration has a goal of re-training at least 55,000 residents this year.As part of the changes in graduation requirements Holcaomb wants to make computer science curriculum mandatory. The initiative will be fully funded in 2019, the new graduation requirements will be in place for the class of 2023.Holcomb also wants to help at least 1,000 inmates in Indiana prisons get a vocation certificate or credential by 2020.“Our greatest challenge is that too many Hoosiers lack the education and skills for the jobs that are here today and being created tomorrow—nearly all of which require a post-secondary education. It’s a challenge faced by every state and a major concern for every business,” Gov. Holcomb said. “This is the issue of the decade, and we don’t have a day to waste.”Holcomb also said the state plans to increase the number of opioid treatment facilities from 18 to 27. Officials want to place a treatment facility within one hour of all Hoosiers.Following the speech, Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody issued the following statement, criticizing the governor’s speech:“After tonight, I can’t blame Hoosiers for feeling left behind. Leaders rise to meet challenges. Governor Holcomb stepped back. He offered few details and a vision that borrows all the wrong ideas that left Hoosier families behind in the first place. Vulnerable children at DCS will have to wait. Working families swamped by the rising cost of living and stagnant wages will have to wait. Hoosiers crushed by the wave of opioid addiction will have to wait. Hoosiers need more than a caretaker, they need a governor with bold ideas who acts with urgency. On the biggest stage, Holcomb failed to share a clear vision for where he wants to take Indiana.”
Donna C. Hornberger 71 of Celina, Ohio formally of Sunman passed away Monday April 9, 2018 at her home. She was born on June 11, 1946 in Cincinnati to the late Robert and Margaret (Wogenstal) Clements. Donna married Donald “Keith” Hornberger on November 11, 1978 and he preceded her in death on November 22, 2005. She was a member of St. Pius Church for many years. Donna had worked at Rom-Weber Furniture, Hill Rom and a dispatcher for Baylor Trucking in Milan. She enjoyed playing computer games, visiting casinos and spending time with her family.Surviving is a daughter: Mindy (Rick) Reilmann of Sunman, IN and four grandchildren. Mother-in-law: Joy Hornberger; brother-in-laws: Kevin (Rita) Hornberger, Kendall Hornberger and Kris (Val) Hornberger; many nieces and nephews. Donna is survived by her brothers: James Clements of St. Marys and Ronald (Mary) Clements of St. Henry, and two sisters, Betty Schueler of Cincinnati and Vickie (Oscar) Haynes of Celina. She was preceded in death by five brothers and sisters: Tommy and Donny Clements, Jeanne Dailey, Wanda Wahoff and Iona Palmer, grandson: Lucas Reilmann.Service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday April 21, 2018 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will follow in St. Pius Cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday 12-2 p.m. also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given to Ripley County Hospice. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street Box 243 Milan, In 47031. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Herman L. Stutler, Jr., 82, of Versailles passed away at 1:30pm, Thursday, April 26, 2018 at his home. He was born at Milan on August 18, 1935 the son of Herman Sr. and Dorothy Sheldon Stutler. He was married to Patricia “Patty” Jackson on July 20, 1957 and she survives. Other survivors include one daughter Cynthia Stutler of Mt. Orab, Ohio; one son Rev. Kurt (Jean) Stutler of Anderson, South Carolina; one grandson Jeremy (Danielle) Stutler of Milan; step-grandsons Michael Powell of Anderson, South Carolina and David Powell of Clemons, North Carolina; two great-grandchildren Jackson Stutler and Olivia Powell. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Wayne Stutler, and his sister Elizabeth Andrews. Mr. Stutler was a 1953 graduate of Milan High School. He attended Butler University in Indianapolis and also Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan. Herman worked for the Southeastern Indiana REMC in Osgood for 23 years as an engineer, and retired in 1991 as Line Superintendent. He also worked as an insurance investigator for Equifax in Versailles and in his younger days worked at the Milan Drug Store. Herman was an avid golfer and participated in league play at Milan and Holton until he was 80. He was a former Boy Scout leader and Little League coach in Versailles for several years. Herman was a member of the Versailles Baptist Church and a former member of the Versailles Fire Department where he served as chief. Herman’s wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 3rd at 12pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home with Herman’s son Rev. Kurt Stutler officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will also be on Thursday beginning at 10am. Memorials may be given to the South Main Chapel and Mercy Center in Anderson, South Carolina in care of the funeral home.
Franklin County, In. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says two people and a four-year-old girl were hurt in a Monday evening crash on U.S. 52 near West Roberts Road.Investigators say at 8:40 p.m. Chelsea Hudek, 25, of Punta Gorda, Florida, fell asleep at the wheel while westbound on U.S. 52 near West Roberts Road. Hudek drove off the side of the roadway and hit a utility pole, then a road sign.Hudek and a passenger, Patrick Wills, 47, were treated for minor injuries. Hudek’s four-year-old daughter was flown to Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati. Her condition is not available.The accident remains under investigation.