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History of Ripley County Basketball Tournament

first_imgThis marked the 95th year of the Ripley County Boys Basketball Tournament.  This was the 44th Girls Basketball Tournament.  The original boys tournament did not include Batesville.  There were 8 other schools in the county, and the logistics of 8 teams was much more favorable for a tournament than a 9th team.  Batesville was not added to the tournament until the early 1960’s.   When I graduated in 1958, Batesville was still not a part of this tournament.  By 1962 consolidation had reduced the number of county schools, so Batesville was added first, and then East Central and South Dearborn.When East Central and South Dearborn were added, an outcry erupted because it was no longer a Ripley County Tourney–although East Central has some Ripley County students.  It was decided then to go back to the 4 schools who were the basic Ripley County Schools.There was not a boys tournament in 1927, 28, & 29.  Historians tell me there was a disagreement in the county over the 1926 tournament.  Evidently, it was so heated that they took 3 years off before resuming in 1930.  That gives you some idea of the history of the longest-running basketball tournament in the state of Indiana.last_img read more

AG Curtis Hill wins court victory that will help state recover diverted or misappropriated funds

first_imgNorth Vernon, In. —Attorney General Curtis Hill won a legal victory on Friday that will help the state hold officials accountable for obeying laws and upholding the public trust.A former bookkeeper for the Jennings County Clerk’s Office, Cathy Jo Robertson, has sought to avoid paying back public funds demanded by the Office of the Attorney General (OAG). In an audit report, the State Board of Accounts (SBOA) determined that Robertson diverted more than $61,000 in public funds for her own use. Robertson had claimed the OAG’s complaint to recover the funds was filed after the statute of limitations had expired.Robertson’s attorneys said the activity in question occurred from 2009 to 2011 and that the OAG became aware of it from SBOA officials in December of 2014. That being the case, her attorneys claimed, the statute of limitations would have had to begin to run no later than December of 2014.The Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Friday, however, that the statute of limitations applicable to the OAG in such instances as this one does not begin to run until the OAG receives the final, verified report from the SBOA. In this case, the OAG received the SBOA’s report on Jan. 22, 2016, and filed its complaint against Robertson on May 5, 2017 – well within the two-year window. Because of this ruling, the OAG will be able to continue to hold public officials and employees responsible for their actions that result in misappropriation or diversion of public funds.“Cases arising out of SBOA audits are especially important to the state because their purpose is to protect public funds,” Attorney General Hill said. “The state needs the ability to recoup taxpayer dollars and root out fraud committed by public officials and employees.”last_img read more

Regina L. “Jeanie” (Turner) Tice

first_imgRegina L. “Jeanie” (Turner) Tice 59, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Friday April 12, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio.She was born September 7, 1959 in Dearborn County, IN, of the late Harry Turner and Evelyn (Morehead) Turner.Jeanie loved playing Bingo, and cooking (She was an excellent cook), She was an avid Kentucky Wildcat basketball fan. Jeanie’s fur babies were Baby Girl and Bruno. Jeanie was often heard saying her favorite phrase…..Really?Regina is survived by her fiancée James Harvey, siblings, Patricia Turner of Aurora, IN, Eddie (Tammy) Turner of Lawrenceburg, IN, Richard Turner of Aurora, IN, Donald Turner of Tampa, FL, Albert Turner of Aurora, IN, Harry Turner of Aurora, IN, Johnny Turner of Patriot, IN, Pam Bradley of Lawrenceburg, IN; nephews and nieces, Georgia (Leon) Tice, Amy, Eric, Robbie (Megan Alvey) ,Brent, Corey, Brittney, Catherine, Jennifer, Eric, Brian, Little Johnny, Billy, Steven, Andy, Heather and Carolina Turner, David Bradley, Teddy Hussung, & Angela Bradley.She was preceded in death by Father, Harry Turner, Mother, Evelyn L. Turner, twin brother, Frank Edward Turner.Friends will be received Wednesday, April 17, 2019, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Contributions may be made to the Funeral Expenses. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Juvenile critically injured in ORV accident

first_imgRichmond, In. — Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a single vehicle ORV accident that resulted in a juvenile being life-lined to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis.At approximately 6:31 p.m. Friday, officers were dispatched to the area of 2400 South A Street in Richmond for a juvenile injured as a result of falling from an off-road vehicle.The initial investigation has revealed that a 15 year-old juvenile was operating a newly purchased ORV on a city street with a 13 year-old juvenile passenger.  While the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, the 13 year-old for unknown reasons attempted to jump off.  In the process of jumping, the juvenile fell and suffered a severe head injury.The injured juvenile was initially transported to Reid Health Hospital in Richmond, but due to the seriousness of injuries, was then life-lined to Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis in critical condition.Neither operator nor victim was wearing a helmet or proper safety equipment. Indiana Conservation Officers stress safe operation of ORVs and the use of proper protective equipment such as helmets.The investigation into this incident is still ongoing.last_img read more

Noah joins FCSD

first_imgBrookville, IN—The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department is pleased to welcome a familiar face back to law enforcement.  Jeremy L. Noah has been appointed as a Franklin County Sheriff’s MERIT Deputy. Deputy Noah began his law enforcement career in 2005 with the Brookville Police Department.  Deputy Noah graduated from the 190th session of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and comes to the department with over 14 years of law enforcement experience. Deputy Noah left the profession in early 2018, to return in January of 2019 with Franklin County.  Deputy Noah is a life long resident of Franklin County, where he resides with his wife and three children.   Jeremy was asked about returning to law enforcement and responded he was excited to begin the next chapter in his life and hopes he can serve the citizen of Franklin County well.last_img read more

Connie L. Westerfeld

first_imgConnie L. Westerfeld, age 79 of Batesville, died Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at her home.  Born May 8, 1940 in Batesville, she is the daughter of Ilene (Nee: Schene) and Leslie Parmer.Connie was an avid reader who enjoyed science fiction, was obsessed with British television shows, loved going to the casino and shopping, especially for jewelry and colored bottles.  She had the best sense of humor and delighted in making people smile with her wittiness and her own gibberish language.  She had a fun-loving personality and liked spending time with her neighbors at RomWeber Flats and dearly loved being with her family.  The grandkids affectionately called her E-ma.She is survived her daughter Vanessa Zins of Batesville; sons Scot Schuler of Dallas, Texas, Jeff Schuler of Woodbury, Tennessee, Mike Herring of Southaven, Mississippi; sisters Donna Tice of Canyon Country, California, Kindra Hampton of Edwards, California, Lisa Parmer of Batesville; brothers Dale Parmer of Batesville, Thomas Parmer of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by husbands George Schuler II, Billy Westerfeld; daughter Kindra Schuler; son George Schuler III and sister Patricia Hart.Visitation is Monday, October 28th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Bob Weakley officiating O.F.M. officiating.  Connie wishes were to be cremated following services.  Memorials may be made to the funeral home to help with expenses.last_img read more

Trooper saves a life on the interstate

first_imgVersailles, IN—Sgt. Stephen Wheeles is at it again saving the day, but this time he saved the life of a four-legged creature.  Wheeles posted on Facebook that he was called to I-65 near Seymour for a report of a can wandering in and out of traffic. When he got there he found the black cat hunched at the side of the interstate with its head stuck inside a can. It took some wrangling and a bit of a fight, but Wheeles was eventually able to get the can off of its head so the cat could run to safety and away from traffic. His hand, however, took a few scratches in the rescue.last_img read more

Jay Leslie Droege

first_imgJay Leslie Droege, 63, of Dillsboro passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at U.C. Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Jay was born Friday, July 20, 1956 in Milan, Indiana, the son of the late Roy and Catherine (Witte) Droege.  He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmer’s Retreat.  He graduated from Dillsboro High School in 1974 and was an FFA member.  He was a farmer and had a love for John Deere Tractors.Jay is survived by his brother Jeff Droege of Dillsboro; cousins; aunts; uncles; numerous friends and neighbors.  He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Catherine.A service celebrating his life will be held 11 AM Monday, June 15, 2020 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro.  Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Farmer’s Retreat.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 1 – 3 PM Sunday, June 14 also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Jay to the Dillsboro Food Pantry or The American Cancer Society.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812) 432-5480.  Please reach out to the family through our website at to leave an online condolence message or memory of Jay for the family.last_img read more

Cameroon hires new head coach

first_imgRelatedPostsNo Content Available Five-time African champion, Cameroon, have hired former Portugal international Toni Conceicao as its new national team coach.Cameroon’s sports ministry announced that the former right-back, whose full name is António Conceição da Silva Oliveira, was given a two-year contract. He replaces Dutch great Clarence Seedorf, who was fired after a second-round exit at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.Cameroon will host the next African Cup in 2021, having last won the title in 2017 under Belgian coach Hugo Broos.Conceicao made just one appearance for Portugal as a player but has managed a number of clubs in his home country and abroad, including three separate stints at Romanian side Cluj.His first game with Cameroon will be a friendly against Tunisia on October 12. Tags: TOni Concaicaolast_img read more

FA Cup: Man U hit six past League One Tranmere

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United gave manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a much-needed boost with a 6-0 mauling of Tranmere on Sunday to reach the FA Cup fifth round. Despite a fast Tranmere start, United scored three goals in six minutes against the run of play through unlikely scorers Harry Maguire, Diogo Dalot and Jesse Lingard to effectively end the match as a contest. Workmanlike Tranmere held out until the last five minutes of the half, but Phil Jones (41) and Anthony Martial made it five before the break, while United fans chanted songs criticising their owners. Mason Greenwood wrapped the game up with a penalty just before the hour to put the seal on a highly clinical and effective performance marking their biggest away win this century on a poor Prenton Park pitch. Tranmere actually started much the brighter, with the lively Morgan Ferrier causing trouble with his bustling runs and drawing a booking from the uncertain Jones after just four minutes. But despite the nervy start, United took the lead through Maguire’s first goal since joining the club in the summer. The United captain unleashed a fierce, dipping 20-yard effort that skimmed off the head of Peter Clarke on its way to the top corner. Dalot then jinked into the box and struck the ball sweetly across Tranmere goalkeeper Scott Davies before Lingard curled in a fine effort from the edge of the box to put Solskjaer’s side in complete control. Jones rose above Connor Jennings to nod in from a corner for his first goal in five years, before Martial – via a slight deflection off Kieron Morris – made it five from an almost identical position to Lingard’s goal. After the break Greenwood extended the lead even further from the penalty spot, coolly sending Davies the wrong way after Tahith Chong was chopped down recklessly by the Tranmere goalkeeper. Greenwood’s goal marked the first time United had scored six goals in a game since Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge of the 8-2 thrashing of Arsenal in 2011, and only the second time in their history they had six different scorers. Six substitutions disrupted the match’s rhythm and Manchester United’s tempo, but the visitors kept piling on pressure, with Lingard then Tahith Chong striking the woodwork before the game petered out as Tranmere shut up shop. Whether executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward and the Glazers – not present at the game – heed the supporters’ urging and make any signings before the deadline on January 31 remains to be seen.Tags: Harry MaguireJesse LingardManchester UnitedOle Gunnar SolskjaerTranmere Roverslast_img read more