Girls Swimming Sectionals @ Columbus North

first_imgGirls Swimming Sectional Final Results @ Columbus North.Team Results:  1. Columbus North-501; 2. Bloomington South-413; 3. Bloomington North-322;  4. Columbus East-187; 5. Greensburg-158;  6. Edgewood-153;7. Batesville-126;  8. South Dearborn-98;  9. Oldenburg Academy-81;  10. East Central-80;  11. Lawrenceburg-60;  12. South Ripley-37;  12 Milan-37.Girls Swimming Sectionals @ Columbus North FinalsCourtesy of The IHSAA.last_img

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Jac-Cen-Del School Board Fires Superintendent

first_imgSchool board members voted 3-0 to remove Superintendent Dr. Leanna Phillippe from her position Tuesday.The superintendent of Jac-Cen-Del Community Schools was fired Tuesday night after the board held a special session.Three of the five school board members unanimously agreed to relieve Dr. Leanna Philippe of her job duties. One board member refrained from voting and another was not present at the meeting.Forty-five local residents packed the library of Jac-Cen-Del Elementary School on Tuesday evening.The public meeting was adjourned just minutes after it began, as several crowd members expressed frustration they were unable to speak to the board or get an explanation of why the superintendent was being fired prior to the decision being handed down.A school board must advertise a public meeting to legally make a decision such as terminating the contract of a superintendent. The statute does not dictate they must field questions from crowd members.School board members affirmed that a report will soon be released which will detail the allegations against Phillippe.Board member Deanna Young held back tears expressing to the crowd, “This has not been easy. This has been very tough. I have known Leanna almost all of my life. So, as you sit out there and you are mad, and I understand that, this has been very very hard.”“This is how it has to be done. I know if I was out there I would be mad too.”Former Jac-Cen-Del Superintendent Bill Narwold has accepted the school corporations lead administrator position on an interim basis.Check back on Country 103.9 WRBI and wrbiradio.com for the latest on this story.last_img read more

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New car built at Greensburg’s Honda goes for sale

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. –A natural gas vehicle manufactured in Greensburg is scheduled to go on sale later this month.The 2015 Honda Civic Natural Gas goes on sale beginning November 19 and will be available in 37 states.Honda officials say the new CNG-powered sedan will average 27 city miles per gallon and 38 on the highway. It has a base MSRP of $26,740.The car is built at Honda’s Greensburg manufacturing facility.last_img

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Francis V. “Blackie” Hoffmeier

first_imgFrancis “Blackie” Hoffmeier, 87, of Aurora, IN, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2016 in Cincinnati, OH.He was born Friday, June 8, 1928 in Ohio, Son of the late Frank Hoffmeier and the late Catherine Trossman Hoffmeier.He worked as a Welder for Texas Gas, retiring after over 35 years of service.He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus. In his younger years, Blackie played baseball and enjoyed riding motorcycles. He still enjoyed riding his scooter. Blackie was a guitarist and loved to play Blue Grass music with his brother and anyone else that wanted to play. He liked to garden and always took care of the flower gardens around the house. Blackie spent time puttering around in his shop making numerous yard decorations, such as, Nativity scenes and windmills. He also loved to paint. His house and everything in it was always impeccably painted. He loved to support and attend any community chicken fry, or fish fry and spend time with friends and family.He is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Faye Ann Hoffmeier of Aurora, IN; Grandchildren, Jamie Black (Joel Braun) of North Royalton, OH; and Bart (Shannon) Black of Aurora, IN; great grandchildren, Alex Doehrmann, Leni Doehrmann and Niki Doehrmann, Joey Black and Jake Black; Brothers, Les Hoffmeier, Clifford “Dutch” (Wilma) Hoffmeier and Loran “Lornie” (Rose Mary) Hoffmeier all of Guilford.He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters, Mary Barbara “Sis” Peters & Helen Ann “Betsy” Hiltz.Friends will be received 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, May 5, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Aurora, IN, Friday, May 6, 2016 at 11:00 am with Father Stephen Donahue officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, IN.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Emergency Rescue Unit. If unable to attend, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Sr. Mary Laurel Hautman O.S.F.

first_imgSr. Mary Laurel Hautman, age 80 of the Srs. of St. Francis in Oldenburg, died Sunday, July 31, 2016 at the Convent.  Born October 16, 1935 in Cincinnati, she is the daughter of Verena (Nee: Kopp) and Louis Hautman.  She entered the convent September 8, 1952 and made her final vows August 12, 1958.She attended St. Dominic School.  Mary Laurel’s brothers were slightly older than she, and each eventually left to fight in WWII.  The young student recalled, “From the time that I was in the second to the seventh grade, my four brothers were never home together.  There was constant coming and going as they came home on furloughs, and soon we would take them back to the Union Terminal.  When the war was over we were very blessed as they all came home.”Later Mary Laurel attended high school at the Immaculate Conception Academy in Oldenburg where she became familiar with the Sisters of St. Francis.  During her junior year she began to consider a religious vocation.The young novice went on to graduate from both Marian University and Xavier University.  Sr. Mary Laurel started her ministry as an elementary teacher having taught at Holy Family in Richmond, IN, St. Anthony in Streator, IL, Our Lady of Mercy in Dayton, OH, and Our Lady of Victory, St. James, St. Aloysius Gonzaga and Our Lady of Lourdes in Cincinnati, OH.  She served as a Pastoral Associate at St. Bonaventure in Cincinnati, OH, and finally as Co-Director of the Sisters’ Communications office in Oldenburg, IN.During her 30-year teaching career, Sr. Mary Laurel taught grades one, two, three and six, but her favorite was teaching the first grade students as they were so eager to learn and full of energy.  During a sabbatical year she was blessed to travel to visit the convent’s Prayer Lodge in Montana, and returned there years later for another visit. Mary Laurel greatly treasured her memories of the Native Americans she met – and their prayer ceremonies, dances and pow-wows.  In her retirement years she continued to minister in the Office of Congregational Advancement, and later as a Minister of Praise, and appreciated all the care she received from Sr. Judith Werner through the years, and from the caring staff at St. Clare Hall.Sr. Mary Laurel once commented, “As I look back on my years in Community, some years have not been easy, but I learned long ago that the convent and our Community in particular is where I am supposed to be.  God has walked close to me all during these years and I describe my God as holding my hand as we walk this journey of life together.”She is survived by nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by brothers Louis, Thomas, Robert and Jerry Hautman.  Visitation is Thursday, August 4th, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the convent chapel.  Funeral services follow at 3 p.m. with Rev. James Meade officiating and burial in the convent cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the Srs. of St. Francis, P.O. Box 100, Oldenburg, IN, 47036 (www.oldenburgfranciscans.org).last_img read more

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William Theodore Van Hook, age 84

first_imgWilliam Theodore Van Hook, age 84 of Batesville, IN passed away Sunday, August 14, 2016 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville. Born July 27, 1932 in West Terra Haute, IN he was the son of the late Eugene & Pauline (Dierdorf) Van Hook.William retired from Schirk’s International in Greensburg, IN but was fleet maintenance director for Batesville Casket Co. for over 20 years. He was a member of the Ripley County Community Foundation, Social Lodge 86 F&AM Terra Haute, IN and Scottish Rite Valley of Terra Haute.  He served his county in the US Army at the end of Korea.  William married Marilyn M. Cook on September 1, 1956.William is survived by his son Robert Van Hook of Napoleon, IN and several cousins. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Marilyn M. Van Hook in 2007, his daughter Daryl Lea Van Hook and his brothers Lawrence Van Hook and Robert E. Van Hook who died in Korea 1952.Visitation will be Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 5-7pm with Masonic Services at 7pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, IN. Services will be Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 11:00am at Meyers Funeral Home with Rev. Charles Flory officiating.  Burial will follow services in the Methodist Cemetery.Memorials are suggested to Ripley Co. Community Foundation Van for Veterans c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.  Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

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Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

first_imgMany thanks to all of you who read Huddle Up.  You have made 2016 a great year.  We will take a short break and be back on January 3, 2017.To those of you who also follow us on Coaches Corner, we will be taking a 2-week break returning on January 9.Much joy to you and your family through the holidays!last_img

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Kylea Stamper

first_imgMemorial contributions may be directed to the Works of Mercy or a local food pantry.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Kylea Stamper. Kylea Stamper, of Brookville, was born on September 5, 2007 in Oxford, Ohio.  She was in 3rd grade at Brookville Elementary School. Kylea was a social little girl who loved animals, reading, art and enjoyed signing.  She was a member of Girls on the Run and played soccer, volleyball and basketball.  Kylea would help anyone with anything and loved the outdoors – she especially enjoyed riding quads and dirt bikes with her “Pop.”  She was known to light up a room with her presence and loved her dog, “Willy.”  Kylea also enjoyed reading and learning her bible.  On Sunday, March 19, 2017 she was in a car accident and lost her life; however, she gave to others by being an organ donor. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, March 22, 2017 from 4 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Cremation will follow.center_img Those surviving who will cherish Kylea’s memory include her mother and step-father, Carrie and Darren Baker of Connersville; sister, Courtney Stamper of Brookville, a brother, Cody Stamper of Harrison, OH, a step-sister, Kyra Baker of Richmond; grandparents, Scott and Teresa Borgmann of Cedar Grove, and Terry and Vickie Riker of Connersville.last_img read more

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Brian William Stemann

first_imgBrian W. Stemann 68, of Dillsboro passed away Tuesday June 6, 2017 at Christ Hospital at Cincinnati, Ohio.  Brian was born Monday September 13, 1948 in Cincinnati, OH the son of Donald and Colleen (Smith) Stemann. He married Cindy (Hankins) Stemann December 7, 1968 and she survives. Brian was a Navy and Army veteran.  He worked for the public telephone, Osgood and Versailles police station, and he retired from Crum trucking after 18 years.  He enjoyed photography, amateur radios and spending time with his family.His survivors include wife: Cindy Stemann of Dillsboro; son: Jeff Stemann of Dillsboro; daughters: Julie (Eric) Mullins of Osgood; Crystal (E.J.) Davidson of Milan; mother: Colleen Stemann of Port Orange, FL; sisters: Denise (Rick) Hollins and Angela (Rob) Hatton of Cincinnati, brother-in-law: Jim (Bev) Hankins of Dillsboro, Randy Hankins of Holton; sister-in-law: Karen (Rod) Elswick of Madison.  5 Grandchildren: Johnathon Stemann, Desirae and Dustin Mullins, Emily and Stacy Davidson. He was preceded in death by his father: Donald Stemann.Funeral services will be 7PM Friday June 9, 2017 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Rev. Michael Miller officiating. Military rites will be conducted by Milan American Legion Post #235 after the service. Visitation will be 5-7PM Friday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s’ Children Hospital, Shriner’s Burn Institution or Wounded Warrior Project. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street Box 243 Milan, In 47031 (812)654-2141.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Shelbyville parents warned about incident involving student

first_imgShelbyville, In. — Giant 96 News from Shelbyville says police are warning parents about an incident involving a student and an unknown subject Monday morning.Police department officials sent the following text message to parents this morning:This is an alert to all parents. This morning it was reported that an older African American male with a white or gray goatee in a large black SUV approached a student at a bus stop and offered the student a ride to school. The bus came in sight, the student boarded and arrived at school safely. Please talk to your children about safety precautions and report any suspicious activity to the Shelbyville Police Department and the school principal.Information about this incident can be left by calling 317-392-5108.last_img

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