Batesville traveled to South Dearborn to compete in the EIAC Championship meet on Saturday. Overall, Batesville placed 4th in the Women’s competition while the Men finished in 5th place.Individuals placing in the top 6 for Batesville included:– Sonja Gaulin (5th 200 Free, 3rd 100 Free)– Allison Storms (6th 200 IM, 2nd 100 Breast — New School Record 1:14.14, previously held by Storms @ 1:15.99)– Gwen Martin (6th 50 Free)– Maria Lopez (4th 100 Fly)– Halle Renck (6th 100 Fly)– Ethan Brewer (4th 200 Free, 3rd 100 Fly)– Sean Callahan (3rd 200 IM, 3rd 500 Free)– Ben Moster (2nd 100 Breast)– Kyler Daulton (6th 100 Breast)“I’m blown away by the way our teams performed this weekend. This team went above and beyond my expectations for this meet, swimming up when needed and improving on their times,” said Coach Greg McMullen. “We have a few things to come back and refine, but overall this season is going extremely well and I’m happy to see a school record come down mid-season.”The Bulldogs travel back to South Dearborn on Tuesday, Jan 8 to take on the host and Lawrenceburg in tri-meet action.
Batesville, In. — The Batesville Community School Corporation was notified it was awarded a Digital Learning Grant from the Indiana Department of Education.“Your district has been selected by the Office of eLearning as one of the forty-eight recipients of the 2019 Digital Learning Grant. Your district presented a proposal that evidences strong leadership, a focused vision for digital learning, a sound plan for implementation, and the support, resources, and capacity to make it happen. As a Digital Learning Grant awardee your district will provide a model for others around the state in regard to digital age teaching and learning.”“Maintaining a focus in the classroom on STEM activities and project-based learning is vital to preparing students for their future success,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Superintendent of Public Instruction. “I congratulate the awarded districts and their continual efforts to making a positive impact in their communities.”The 2019 Digital Learning Grants focused on proposals that included vetted STEM curriculum, devices for coding, robotics equipment, and professional development for teachers. Forty-eight districts were awarded Digital Learning Grants, totaling just over $2.2 million in funding. Awarded grants ranged from $20,000 to $50,000.For more information about the program click here.For more information about the Batesville Community School Corporation click here.
Indianapolis, In. — The NRA Foundation recently awarded Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry a grant to be used to serve Indiana residents. These funds will help Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry pay processing fees for large game and livestock donations within Indiana. The processed meat will then be given to area hunger-relief agencies.Founded in 2011, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry asks area hunters and farmers to take their large game or livestock to a participating meat processor where the donation is processed, packaged and frozen at no cost (plus, farmers may write off the fair market value on their taxes). Local hunger-relief agencies will be contacted for pick up and distribution of this nutritious protein back into the community. “We are very excited about our “Meat” the Need program,” said Debra Treesh, Executive Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry. “We’re pleased that the NRA Foundation is continually willing to make an investment in the community.”Lack of food does not only affect the homeless or unemployed. The economy may be showing signs of improvement but many hardworking Hoosiers are still living paycheck to paycheck, regularly having to choose between paying bills, obtaining medicine or buying groceries. In these homes, an unexpected bill of any sort (like a major car repair or medical bill) can throw an already tight budget into a downward spiral. According to Feeding America’s Map the Meal Gap, 31% of working Indiana residents who are food insecure do not qualify for food-assistance programs. These residents have to turn to charitable food assistance networks such as food banks, pantries, hunger ministries, etc… And the hardest commodity for food banks to obtain? Protein, a nutrient that is part of every cell in your body and vital to brain/body development.More than 300,000 Indiana children have no idea where their next meal is coming from…“The grant provided by this store will pay to process about 750 pounds of donated large game and livestock, which will then be distributed to area hunger-relief agencies – providing almost 3,000 meals to residents in need within our communities,” said Treesh. In the last seven years, Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry has helped to distribute approximately 1.2 million pounds of meat to Indiana food banks, providing over 5 million meals to Hoosiers in need. “To date, we have 83 participating meat processors working within 85 counties in Indiana to aid us in our mission and to ensure residents in need are served,” shared Amber Zecca, Fund Development Director of Hoosiers Feeding the Hungry.On average, the cost of this donated meat is about $1.30 per pound, which is less than $.30 per meal!Established in 1990, The NRA Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization that raises tax-deductible contributions in support of a wide range of firearm-related public interest activities of the National Rifle Association of America and other organizations that defend and foster the Second Amendment rights of all law-abiding Americans. These activities are designed to promote firearm and hunting safety, to enhance marksmanship skills of those participating in the shootings sports, and to educate the general public about firearms in their historic, technological, and artistic context. More information about The NRA Foundation can be found online here.
Although this next week brings Fall Break, the Bulldog XC team will be hard at work preparing for the Regional competition next Saturday at Franklin Community High School. Race time begins at 10 am starting with the varsity boys! This is a new course for us, but we visited it last weekend and it is nice. Also a great place for spectators! Come out and cheer on your dogs as they fight to move on to Semi-State!16352The Rushville Lions won The Boys Sectional Title at Connersville. Cambridge City and Hagerstown also qualify for The Regionals. Connersville placed 5th and Franklin County 6th.The Centerville Lady Bulldogs won The Girls Sectional Title at Connersville. Rushville and Franklin County also qualify for The Regionals. 16353 Well, it was quite a bit of change in running conditions this morning for everyone than it has been all season for the XC Sectional competition. 37 degrees, a little windy…but that did not slow down the Batesville Bulldogs! They had a goal and were not going to let a little bit of weather ruin it. Both the boys and the girls defended their Sectional titles today winning by quite a gap. The boys took first with an incredible low of 20 points, having their top 5 in the top of 8 the meet. Greensburg took the runner up honors with 58 points. Other teams advancing to Regional competition next Saturday are Oldenburg Academy (80pts), East Central (98pts) and Jac-Cen-Del (108pts). The Batesville girls scored 35 points with again Greensburg taking the runner up spot at 53 points. On the girls side it was South Ripley (112pts), South Dearborn (123pts) and East Central (126pts) who will advance to Regionals. Congratulations to all the teams! In the Ladies race, Greensburg’s Brenner Hannah took the Championship title with an incredible time of 18:27! Bulldog’s Lily Pinckley took the runner up at a personal best of 19:10, which ties the school record, held by Sarah Poltrack! Way to go Lily! Ava Hanson came in third (19:42) with Maria Lopez running a personal best of 20:19 claiming the 7th spot. Trysta Vielring took 11th (20:59) with Madison Rahschulte right behind her in 12th (21:01). Sophie Myers was the 12th Bulldog to make the All-Sectional team placing 16th (21:20) Just missing the top 20 was Liz Loichinger who ran her first race in over a month after coming back from an injuring placing 25th with a respectable time of 22:22. Congratulations to all the dogs on an awesome start to tournament season! Batesville had 12 runners make the All-Sectional team! Ean Loichinger defended his individual Sectional Championship title leading the Bulldogs with a personal best time of 16:09. He was closely followed by teammate Adam Moster taking the running up spot also running a personal best at 16:16. Joshua Myers was 4th for the dogs (16:46) with teammate Benjamin Moster close behind with a personal best of 16:52. Daren Smith was the next Batesville runner to cross the line with a personal best of 17:21 and placing 8th. Dillon Murray was the 6th Bulldog to make the All-Sectional team placing 15th(17:56). Also running varsity for the dogs was Luke Esser who was 34th (19:03).
The photo from last year’s winner titled Boots by Molly Brandes.Washington D.C. – U.S. Congressman Greg Pence (IN-06) today shared details of the annual Congressional Art Competition. The deadline to submit artwork is April 15th, 2020. The Artistic Discovery Contest is open to all high school students in our District. The winning artwork of our district’s competition will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. The exhibit in Washington will include the winning artwork from all participating districts from around the country. The winning artwork is also featured on House.gov‘s Congressional Art Competition page, and the winner will receive two round-trip tickets to Washington D.C. to attend a reception and meet Congressman Pence.The Rules include artwork entered in the contest may be up to 26 inches by 26 inches, may be up to 4 inches in-depth, and not weigh more than 15 pounds. If your artwork is selected as the winning piece, it must arrive framed and must still measure no larger than the above maximum dimensions. Art can include paintings, drawings, collages, prints, mixed media, computer-generated art, and photography. All entries must be original in concept, design, and execution and may not violate any U.S. copyright laws. Any entry that has been copied from an existing photo or image (including a painting, graphic, or advertisement) that was created by someone other than the student is a violation of the competition rules and will not be accepted. Work entered must be in the original medium (that is, not a scanned reproduction of a painting or drawing). Click here to fill out the competition form. To arrange artwork submission, contact Liz Dessauer: 812-799-5230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Decatur County, IN— Troopers from the Indiana State Police Versailles Post will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Decatur County on March 13-14. Those drivers passing through the checkpoint area should have their licenses and registrations ready to present to troopers and will only be detained briefly while troopers determine whether further investigation is necessary. The purpose of sobriety checkpoints is to remove those motorists from the highways who are alcohol or drug-impaired and pose a danger to all who use the roadways. Impaired drivers are responsible for billions of dollars in property damage, personal injury, and death annually. To help to ensure your weekend is safe and enjoyable, observe the following tips: Plan ahead and always use a designated driver. Don’t get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you’ve been consuming alcoholic beverages. Call a taxi, a family member, or friend who has not been drinking to give you a ride. If you are hosting a party, always offer alcohol-free beverages and make sure all of your guests leave with a sober driver or allow them to spend the night. Remember, Friends Don’t Let Friends Drive Drunk. Take the keys and never let a friend leave your sight if you think that they are about to drive while impaired.If you see a vehicle exhibiting erratic driving behavior, call 911 and give a complete description of the vehicle, its location, and the direction of travel. These reports can be made anonymously.
Statewide—The Indiana State Department of Health has reported that 2074 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 over the weekend. A total of 74,328 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 841,125 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.8% positive rate and 14 new deaths were reported for a total of 2,835 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally Dearborn County has a total of 508 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 15 new cases), Decatur County has a total of 337 positive cases and 32 deaths (up 5 new cases), Franklin County has 242 positive cases and 14 deaths (up 4 new cases and 1 new death ), and Ripley County has 208 positive cases and 7 deaths (up 9 new cases). This is an increase of 33 new positive cases and 1 new death locally.
RelatedPosts Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Akpom pens Middlesbrough loan deal Arsenal vs. West Ham Venue: Emirates Stadium Kick off: 4PMArsenal play host to West Ham United at the Emirates this afternoon in a battle between two sides needing three points for entirely different reasons. The Gunners go into the weekend’s clash five points off fifth-placed Manchester United, while West Ham are only above the relegation zone on goal difference. Mikel Arteta was welcomed with open arms back to the club where he spent five years between 2011 and 2016, but it has been a topsy-turvy start to life for the former Gunners captain in the Emirates dugout. Indeed, the North London outfit are unbeaten in the Premier League since the New Year, and have won four out of their last five matches in all competitions. Monday’s 2-0 victory over Portsmouth in the FA Cup fifth round keeps Arteta’s hopes of a trophy in his maiden season alive, a win which was much needed following the manner of their defeat to Olympiacos in the Europa League round of 32. Having reached the semi-finals of the Europa League in the 2017-18 campaign, and finishing runners up to Chelsea last year, many Arsenal fans believed that a European trophy and a route back to Champions League football could have been on the horizon for their side this season. Nevertheless, Arsenal’s league form has much improved since Arteta replaced fellow Spaniard Unai Emery, and the Gunners now sit eight points off the top four on 37 points. Moreover, the emphasis on the long-term development of youth has led to the likes of Gabriel Martinelli, Bukayo Saka, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah all enjoying regular first-team action, with the latter registering two goals in his last two starts. Arteta has already seen his side keep six clean sheets in all competitions since his arrival, with the centre-back partnership of Shkodran Mustafi and David Luiz garnering significant praise for their performances in recent weeks. A third consecutive league victory could see Arsenal rise to eighth in the table, potentially leapfrogging arch-rivals Tottenham Hotspur in the process should Burnley pick up all three points against Jose Mourinho’s side later today. In contrast, West Ham’s 3-1 victory over Southampton was their first league win since New Year’s Day, and David Moyes’s side are at a real risk of a first relegation since 2011 should results not improve. As protests against the ownership of the club continue to bedevil the Londoners, Hammers supporters will be desperate to see their side pick up only their fourth win away from home all season. Moyes’ men performed valiantly for the most part at Anfield last Monday, but eventually made the trip back down to London empty-handed following a result which has more or less epitomised their season. However, last weekend’s triumph against Southampton has brought some much-needed relief to the London Stadium, as goals from Jarrod Bowen, Sebastien Haller and Michail Antonio comfortably saw off Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side. The arrival of Bowen in particular has brought with it a strong sense of optimism over the former Hull City attacker, and fans will be eager to see what the 23-year-old can bring to the table in their fight for survival over the coming weeks. With games against Wolverhampton Wanderers, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea coming up after their Emirates visit, West Ham are no doubt in a perilous position as the relegation battle reaches a crucial point. The Hammers have conceded nine goals in their last three league games away from home, albeit to top-four sides Liverpool, Manchester City and Leicester City, and have also suffered defeats at Sheffield United and Crystal Palace since the New Year. Nevertheless, should Moyes manage to shore up his defence in a similar way to that of Arteta at Arsenal, Hammers supporters may just be able to look forward to another Premier League campaign next season. Arsenal possible XI: Leno, Bellerin, Mari, Mustafi, Saka, Xhaka, Ceballos, Pepe, Ozil, Aubameyang, Lacazette. West Ham United possible XI: Fabianski, Ngakia, Ogbonna, Diop, Cresswell, Rice, Noble, Bowen, Fornals, Anderson, Antonio.Tags: ArsenalDavid MoyesMikel ArtetaWest Ham United
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RelatedPosts Messi becomes football’s second billionaire + Top 10 Koeman hints at different approach from Barca after friendly win Simeone tests positive for coronavirus Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has agreed a deal with the club to end his contract and settled on personal terms with Atletico Madrid, according to reports in Spain on Monday.The Catalans’ third top scorer of all time was told he was not wanted by new Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman and has been looking for a new club. Suarez, 33, who has one year to run on his Barcelona contract, agreed a deal with the club to cut it short, reports said.Mundo Deportivo said Suarez has fixed a contract with Atletico Madrid for two seasons, although the club will need to lighten their wage bill to accommodate the Uruguayan.Reports in Italy say Juventus are in talks with Atletico to re-sign Spain striker Alvaro Morata.Suarez had been heavily linked with Juventus but coach Andrea Pirlo said it was unlikely he would come to Italy because of the difficulty in obtaining an EU passport.The striker finished as Barca’s second-highest scorer last season behind captain Lionel Messi and scored 198 goals in 283 games for Barca, after joining in 2014 from Liverpool. Tags: Atletico MadridBarcelonaLuis Suarezronald koeman