Greensburg, In. — The Belairs, specializing in 50’s & 60’s rock-n-roll, will perform at the Greensburg High School Saturday, January 5 at 6 p.m.Fifteen-dollar tickets are available by calling 812-663-4793 or 812-527-8710. All proceeds will be used to purchase new uniforms for the Decatur County Marching Band.
Margaret Rose Best, 77, of Bryan, Texas, passed away Monday, December 24, 2018. Born July 4, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio she was the daughter of William and Ada (Hahn) Bledsoe. Margaret was a special education teacher who valued education so much that she mentored many children. She was a dog rescuer and loved her dogs very much. Margaret loved spending time with her grandchildren and will be missed deeply by all who knew her.Margaret leaves behind to cherish her memories, a son, Lawrence Best and wife Gedalee; a daughter, Anne Marie-Rose May and husband Gary; a brother, Warren McClintock and wife Pat; and a grandchild, Lawrence Joseph –Andaya Best. She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister; and a brother-in-law.Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Father Vincent Lampert will officiate the funeral service at 1 p.m. and burial will follow in St. Michael Cemetery.To sign the online guestbook please visit www.cookrosenberger.com. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Margaret Best.
The 5th Grade Bulldogs played Sunday at the East Central High School Fieldhouse in the Dirt Road Basketball League Tournament pool play and came away with 3 easy victories to move their overall season record to (23-3). Scores from the day were: Game 1-Batesville 39, South Ripley 9; Game 2-Batesville 70, East Central 4; Game 3-Batesville 48, Franklin County 23.Leading the squad in scoring over the three games were Cayden Drake with 26, Brayden Maple 24, William Kuisel 23, Ethan Schneider 22, Lincoln Garrett 15, Trenton Jordan 12, Caleb Mohr 11, Landon Raver and Jaiden Kuria 10 each, and Owen Enneking 4.The Bulldogs will be the overall number one seed next on Championship Sunday for the DRBL, February 3rd at Batesville High School. Go Bulldogs!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.
Batesville, In. — Mayor Mike Bettice will present his State of the City Address on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. at the Batesville Middle School Commons, 201 N. Mulberry Street, Batesville. This informative meeting will review the City’s 2018 Finances, the 2019 Budget and include a discussion on future projects and initiatives.The mayor is expected to talk about progress, improvements and advancements in public safety, parks and quality of life.This meeting is open to the public. For more information click here. or contact the Mayor’s office, 812-933-6100.
The 8th Grade Lady Cardinals won their first-round to South in double overtime. With a final score of 56-51. Scoring for SLS was Kate Weber with 14pts, Catherine Streator with 12pts, Claire Saner with 8pts, Sadie Wachsmann and Ava Owens both with 5pts each, Lilly Schebler with 4pts, and Iza Wonnell with 3pts. These girls ALL pulled together and not once gave up on winning this game. We were able to make key plays in overtime to tie it and then finish it. Nice job. Round 2 tonight at BMS 6:30 tip against Greendale. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp. The 8th Grade Lady Eagles were victorious over the Milan Indians with a score of 44-18. Scoring for the Eagles were Reagan Hughes 20, Julia Meyer 12, Reese Obendorf 7, Kinsey Rohls 2, Brooklyn Simon 2, Laney Narwold 1. The Eagles will be back in action Tuesday night at JCD High School. Courtesy of Eagles Scorekeeper Brandy Meyer. Last night St. Louis Lady Cardinals traveled to South Ripley for round one of the SEI tournament. The 7th Grade lost round one to South with a final score of 36-4. Scoring for SLS was Lucy Abplanalp with 4pts. Nice job ladies. The 7th Grade Lady Bulldogs won a hard-fought first-round SEI tournament game against Greendale 29-22 last night. After a strong defensive performance, the Bulldogs hit 10-17 free throws in the fourth quarter to seal the victory. Lydia Haskamp led the Bulldogs with 10 points; followed by Aly Peters with 8 points; Sophie Gesell with 5 points; Ava Powner with 2 points; and Eden Williams with 1 point. The Bulldogs play in 2nd round tournament action Tuesday night at Batesville vs. South Ripley at 5:30 pm. Good Luck Lady’s’!!!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Weiler.The 8th Grade Lady Bulldogs had a heartbreaking loss against Greendale 22-20, in overtime. The Bulldogs played excellent team defense and hit their shots on the offensive side of the floor. The girls fought the entire game and played one of their best games of the season. Leading scorers were Elena Kuisel with 8 points, Kaylin Hinners with 6, Rachel Lamping with 5, and Kaylie Raver chipping in one. Girls had a great season and have grown a lot in each game. Very proud of this team and look forward to seeing where they can go in the future. Good job Bulldogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Amber Erhart.The Lady Eagles hosted the first round of the SEI Tourney against Milan.The 7th Grade Eagles defeated the Lady Indians 34-5. Scoring for the Eagles were Delaney Hughes 15, Kelsey Borgman 7, Ashlynn Moorman 5, Cheyenne Cullen 4, Sophia Sullivan 2, Hailey Kunz 1.
Greg Hamilton, age 61 of Butlerville passed away on April 30, 2020. He was born in Jacinto City, Texas the son of the late Clade and Betty Jane (Ward) Hamilton on April 8, 1959. He grew up and attended school in Texas.Greg spent his work career as an over the road truck driver before being diagnosed with cancer in 2007. He would meet Debbie Roark and they were united in marriage on December 21, 1990. The two of them would combine and drive over the road raising their girls and visiting family. The family has many memories spending time in different states.Greg enjoyed playing his music, so that the neighbors could hear. He spent time fishing and enjoying the outdoors. Greg was known to be a jokester and always loved taking a funny selfie.He is survived by wife Debbie, daughters Brittany (James Daniel) Taylor, April Dawn (Matthew Thompson) Hamilton, and Danielle Dawn (Jacob Newsom) Hamilton, grandkids Gavin, Layla, Avery, Remy, Olivia, Geo, Westley, Shayla, and Alexys, in laws John and Linda Roark, Darrel Shouse and Judy Spurlock, sisters Robin Hamilton, Rita Pope, Sharon Raney, and Mary Ann Landrin, brother in laws Terry (Stacy) Roark, Jerry (Tasha) Roark, and Tony (Joann Fugate) Roark, along with several niece and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister in law Hope Cutrell, brother in laws Joe Pope and Don Raney.Graveside services will be held on Friday May 8, 2020 at 11:00 am. at Osgood Perseverance Cemetery with Brother Russell Raney officiating. Memorials may be given to the family in care of Neal’s Funeral Home. Online condolences can be placed at Nealsfuneralhome.net.
Harold A. “Tony” Powers, 64, St. Paul, Indiana, passed away on Tuesday, May 5, 2020 at the Decatur County Memorial Hospital in Greensburg. Born January 13, 1956 in Greensburg, he was the son of Harold E. and Rose C. (Dwenger) Powers. Tony graduated in 1974 from North Decatur High School. He worked at Delta Faucet and then he worked and retired from MESCO Manufacturing. He loved hunting, softball, and coaching. He was learning how to play golf. He loved music, playing guitar, and singing. He is also survived by Norita Powers; two sons, Steven Coblentz, Eli Powers; two daughter, Tonya Powers, Angela Brown; four brothers, Donald (Dawn) Powers, Ghent, KY, Art (Christine) Powers, Sandusky, Andy (Dawn) Powers, Greensburg, Jacob (Vicki) Powers, Illinois; two sisters, Angela Miller, Greensburg, Dot Perkins, Clay City; many grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Raymond Powers; four sisters, Mary Brogan, Rita Sallee, Mabel Kay Yorn, Susan Wilmer. Due to the recent public health safety mandate of limited gatherings, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family at the Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Clarksburg with Rev. Forrest Hamilton officiating. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
RelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsenal have climbed up to third in the Premier League table after securing a 1-0 win over Bournemouth in a tense game at the Emirates Stadium.David Luiz bagged his first goal as a Gunners player – his ninth-minute header turning out to be all that separated the two sides.Unai Emery’s men had chances to extend their lead with the likes of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Nicolas Pepe going close.However, they nearly failed to hold onto the three points with Callum Wilson, Jack Stacey and Josh King giving the Arsenal defence things to think about.But Arsenal claimed a deserved three points and go into the international break with only Manchester City and Liverpool above them.But their thrashing of Standard Liege in the Europa League on Thursday lifted spirits slightly and Arsenal started this game very confidently.They could have taken the lead on six minutes but Aubameyang’s curling effort from the left whistled just past the post.Arsenal didn’t have to wait long to get their goal though when Luiz met Pepe’s corner from the right and glanced the ball into the net – the ball taking a telling deflection off Josh King before bouncing in.Pepe almost doubled their lead shortly afterwards but his effort sailed slightly over the bar, while Aubameyang had an effort cleared off the line by Philip Billing.The visitors were much more potent in attack in the second half and were nearly level when Wilson rounded Bernd Leno from a tight angle but his ball across was cleared away.Jack Stacey’s cross-cum-shot forced Leno into making a smart save, while Matteo Guendouzi made a vital block to deny King a certain goal on 89 minutes.Aubameyang should have scored when he hit the post on the stretch from six yards out in stoppage-time, although the striker was offside when the low cross came in.But none of that mattered in the end for the home side as they held on for the win. Tags: ArsenalCallum WilsonDavid LuizPierre Emerick Aubameyang
RelatedPosts Arsenal, Leeds, Everton battle for €40m Dennis FA Cup replays scrapped in 2020-21 to ease fixture pressure Breaking: Arsenal win FA Cup, qualify for Europa League Reiss Nelson hit the only goal of the game as Arsenal took advantage of profligate finishing from Leeds to secure their place in FA Cup fourth round. The Gunners will travel to Bournemouth at the end of the month after England Under-21 winger Nelson finished from close-range to settle a tie which saw Sky Bet Championship leaders Leeds more than match their top-flight opponents. A decade on from a memorable FA Cup shock at rivals Manchester United, Leeds looked set to once again ruffle the feathers of the established order, only to fall agonisingly short after a fine display in front of a vast away following at the Emirates Stadium. Arsenal head coach Mikel Arteta, taking charge of just his fourth match, must have displayed the half-time attributes of someone like his opposite number Marcelo Bielsa – whose first foray into management came when his counterpart was just eight years old – as Arsenal were a different prospect after a dismal first-half. Leeds wasted a glut of chances to take the lead and make it a jittery night for Arteta and the home fans, Patrick Bamford coming closest when he rattled the frame of the goal. But, after the break, Arsenal responded to whatever Arteta demanded of them and Nelson’s tap-in on 55 minutes was enough to seal a hard-fought victory. Nicolas Pepe, having already enjoyed an early run at the Leeds defence, was the first to draw a save out of debutant Illan Meslier in the visitors’ goal. But it was the second-tier side who were using the ball better in the opening stages, working it into dangerous positions without finding an end product. They eventually tested Emiliano Martinez as Jack Harrison stung the palms of the stand-in Gunners goalkeeper, who was then helpless as Patrick Bamford’s strike cannoned back off the crossbar moments later. Arsenal – as they have been so often this season – were creating their own problems as a number of misplaced passes out of defence from the likes of David Luiz and fit-again Rob Holding saw them caught out by a Leeds side full of pressing players. Arteta’s surprise decision to deploy Sokratis Papastathopoulos at right-back was also looking questionable as the Greece international was easily beaten for pace by Ezgjan Alioski, who then angled a shot wide. Despite all of Leeds’ attacking play, they should have been behind on the half-hour mark but Luiz could only head Mesut Ozil’s corner wide having been picked out free in the box. At the other end, Martinez had to spring across his goal to keep out Alioski’s close-range header after the winger once again got the better of Sokratis. Yet another opportunity went begging for the away side as Robbie Gotts, another man making his Leeds debut, miscued a strike as the Arsenal fans began to grow restless. That unrest continued as the half drew to a close and concluded with Sokratis appearing to gesture to a section of supporters to calm down. Arsenal responded by starting the second-half with an urgency that was lacking for the opening 45 minutes, Nelson bursting into the box and then Alexandre Lacazette clipping the crossbar from a free-kick. Lacazette, wearing the captain’s armband in the absence of strike partner Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, then drew a low save out of Meslier before Matteo Guendouzi’s curling shot bent wide of the post. Leeds were now the side playing on the counter-attack and Bamford tested Martinez as a frenetic opening to the second period continued. Arsenal broke the deadlock from the very next attack as Pepe burst forward and fed Lacazette, who crossed in for Nelson to bundle home despite close attention from Meslier. Lacazette was lucky to escape a red card after aiming a kick at Gaetano Berardi, with both referee Anthony Taylor and the video assistant referee happy that it was not a matter of violent conduct. But there would be no late salvo from a Leeds side who have made something of a trademark from scoring late goals and they will return to their promotion push as Arsenal prepare for a trip to the Vitality Stadium in round four.Tags: FA CupLeedsReiss Nelson
RelatedPosts Spain legend, Casillas, retires at 39 Casillas bids discreet farewell to Porto Casillas drops out of race for Spanish FA presidency Former Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas has confirmed he is to run for the presidency of the Spanish Football Federation. Casillas, who won 167 caps for his country, is to stand against current president Luis Rubiales when the election is held later this year. The 38-year-old, however, has not played since suffering a heart attack during a training session with current club Porto in May last year. Via a series of tweets, and running with the hashtag #IkerCasillas2020, he announced his intention to take on Rubiales, who has been in charge since May 2018. “Yes, I will run for the presidency of the @RFEF when the elections are called,” said Casillas. “Together we will put our federation at the level of the best football in the world. “I have informed the president of my club, FC Porto, of this decision, to whom I can only express my deepest gratitude. “We are working with the utmost respect and determination in our candidacy. More than 23,000 voters are waiting for us in a fair and transparent election. 139 assembly members will decide. “Thank you all for the love I have received. Your support and your strength encourage me. Go for it!” After making his debut for Real Madrid in 1999, Casillas went on to make more than 700 appearances before joining Porto in 2015. As captain, he led Spain to victory in the 2010 World Cup and the 2008 and 2012 European Championships.Tags: Iker CasillasSpanish FA