The 2013-14 Indiana AP All-State Basketball 1st Team was released.The team is led by Mr. Basketball, Trey Lyles, from The 4A Champs Indianapolis Tech. Also on the team includes Trevon Bluiett from The 2A Champs Park Tudor; James Blackmon, Jr. from Marion; and two members of The two-time 3A State Champs Greensburg Pirates, Sean Sellers and Bryant McIntosh.Congrats to Sean Sellers and Bryant McIntosh from The Sports Voice-Country 103.9 WRBI!
SUNMAN, Ind. – Some Duke Energy customers in Sunman lost electricity during the storms on Monday night. The company says there are approximately 23 locations currently without power. The households are in the area of N. Spades Road and E. County Road 1300 N. Showers and storms are moving through the region tonight with a low temperature of 48 degrees. The National Weather Service says some storms could be accompanied by winds and some hail. More rain is expected Tuesday in the early morning hours and after daybreak.
The Batesville Lady Bulldogs placed 1st in a Girls 3-Way Swimming Meet at South Dearborn on Tuesday (11-18).Team scores were Batesville 151, South Dearborn 106, Switzerland County 21.Batesville Individual Event Winners: Emily Gutzwiller 200 IM, 100 Breast, Taylor Villani 200/500 Free, Elizabeth Weiler 100 Free, Ashley Daulton 100 Back, and Mary Poltrack 100 Fly.Batesville JV event winners: Mary Poltrack: 50 Free, Lauren Caplinger 100 Free, Sarah Poltrack 100 Back, and Audra Brewer 100 Breast.Lady Bulldogs are 2-0 on the season. (1-0 EIAC)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.
The Oldenburg Academy Boys and Girls Swimming Teans earned wins against The Switzerland County Pacers.Girls Scores: OA 102, SC 42.Boys Scores: OA 64, SC 57.OA vs. SC Swimming MeetCourtesy of Shawwn Storms and Cindy Todd.
WRBI Area Girls Basketball Scores.Thursday (12-11)South Ripley 53 Shawe Memorial 45Columbus North 65 East Central 52Greensburg 57 South Dearborn 35Lawrenceburg 56 North Decatur 40Hauser 56 South Decatur 45Rising Sun 44 Trinity Lutheran 41Southwestern 53 New Washington 51
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — About 54,000 children are incarcerated in the U.S., which means their families will be spending this Mother’s Day weekend without them, or visiting them wherever they’re locked up.Many of those moms are now fighting to end mass incarceration of young people and to make sure when teens are behind bars, they’re treated correctly.Karen Dolan at the Institute for Policy Studies is coauthor of a new report, Mothers At the Gate. She says the justice system is too hard on kids, and adds behaviors that used to be considered childish, are now criminal offenses.“Children that have been in a fight, or that have been disruptive in school, or that in some cases have merely watched fights,” says Dolan. “And all of these behaviors now are becoming so criminalized, especially in areas that are high-poverty and that tend to be black and Latino.”The report documents the movement by families to keep kids out of jail, keep them from being put in solitary confinement, and break what Dolan calls the “school-to-prison pipeline” because of what she calls “over-policing” in the education system.Lois Demott’s 15-year-old son was sent to prison and she says there were no support groups to help her once he was locked up, so she started “Citizens for Prison Reform.” Demott believes parents and community members in Indiana need to pool resources so they can help each other.“How to set up phone time, how to send money, understanding the system,” she says. “We realized that there was a huge hole, and I saw just how many families were overwhelmed and lost, not knowing how to do basic things.”Demott says it’s not just about her son anymore – for her, it’s about fighting for every child.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — Anne Wilson, the Batesville Community Education Foundation recently announced, a second donation, worth more than $227,000, has been made to the Foundation according to the stipulations set forth in the will of James E. Fritsch.According to Wilson, the donation will assist Batesville students in furthering their studies.James E. Fritsch of Batesville, passed away in 2012, after working for 30 years as an engineer with General Electric.
BATESVILLE, Ind. — More than $9 million from Lilly Endowment Inc. will be divided up among 284 school districts and charter schools throughout the state.The planning grants represent the first phase of the Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students.Schools will use grants ranging from $8,300 to $50,000 on data collection, assessment and community engagement.The next phase will involve proposals for implementation, which will be part of a competitive process for grants ranging from $100,000 to $3 million.Several schools in our area are among the 284 schools across the state receiving grants.The recipients in our are:Batesville Community School CorporationJac-Cen-Del Community School CorporationMilan Community School CorporationSouth Ripley Community School CorporationSunman-Dearborn Community School CorporationSouth Dearborn Community School CorporationLawrenceburg Community School CorporationFranklin County Community School CorporationDecatur County Community SchoolsGreensburg Community Schools
SCC Board President and JCD Superintendent Tim Taylor welcomes new SCC Director Derek Marshall.Versailles, Ind. — The Southeastern Career Center Board of Directors has named Derek Marshall as the new director of the center in Versailles. The appointment was announced Monday morning after a thorough interview process.Marshall served as the superintendent of thSCC Board President and JCD Superintendent Tim Taylor presents a retirement plaque to retiring SCC Director Brad Streete Attica Community School Corporation for last six years. He has also been the principal of the Scottsburg High School and the Switzerland County High School.He replaces Brad Street who announced his retirement in the spring of 2017.
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