Local branches of the BMV will be closed during the Memorial Day weekend.In observance of the federal holiday the license branch will be closed from Saturday to Monday. All branches will resume their regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday.Memorial Day service are planned around the region and you can view them here >>
Bryan Robbins speaks during ground-breaking ceremonies on Monday. (Image: Dave Fry)Ground is breaking on a new trail for Greensburg residents.The 1.7 mile trail will connect Rebekah Park to the Decatur County Schools Administrative Building, going through the industrial park that features companies such as GECOM and Valeo.The majority of the funding for the project is through a grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation. The city is paying for approximately ten percent of the work.Dave Fry, vice president of operations for Decatur County Memorial Hospital said in a Facebook post, “It was great to see the progress this morning that was literally years in the making. It’s a dream that started with mention in plan after plan, which included Envision Decatur County in 2004. Thanks to Bryan Robbins for his persistence in making the grant a reality!”Fry added that the pedestrian trail will help promote health and wellness in the community.Construction is expected to be complete in September.
The OA Boys Soccer team lost to Providence on Saturday 2-0.The JV boys also lost to Providence 2-1.Courtesy of Michelle Wachsmann.
In their first battle with conference foes, EC AquaTrojans come away victorious over the Pirates of Greensburg. The girls won 103-78 and boys won 124-58.Individual Winners include:Dustin Schantz-200 FreestyleJacob Weber-200 IM, 100 ButterflyOlivia Nixon-50 Free, 100 FreestyleCai Fox-50 Free, 500 FreestyleEmily Betts-1 meter divingEthan Ayers-Edds-1 meter divingAlexis deLong-100 Butterfly, 100 BackstrokeAlex Ketcham-100 FreestyleMichaela Cassidy-100 BreaststrokeKlay Shipman-100 BreaststrokeEC won all six relays to bring home the first wins of the season.EC will be traveling to Lawrenceburg to take on Oldenburg Academy and Lawrenceburg. GO AQUATROJANS!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.
Kenneth Jay DeVries, age 73, of Dillsboro went to be with the Lord on Monday, June 13, 2016, at Harbor Hospice House in Muskegon, Michigan. Ken was born on October 30, 1942, to Gerrit Anton and Anita (VanderVeen) DeVries in Grand Rapids, Michigan. After college, he married Virginia Van Sluyters on June 23, 1965. He served his country in the US Army from 1966 to 1968. Ken enjoyed being a father and grandfather. For over 40 years he served families managing funeral homes in Michigan. His deep desire was always to own his own funeral home. In October 2005 his dream came true when he and his wife purchased the Ulrich-Filter Funeral Home in Dillsboro, Indiana, and he enjoyed serving the Dillsboro and surrounding communities for the last 10 and a half years. He enjoyed visiting with friends and was never a stranger. ken was a member fo Dillsboro United Methodist Church, IFDA member, and Dillsboro American Legion member. Ken is proceeded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife, Virginia, three children, Ken, Jr., (Wendy) DeVries; Deborah (Dustan) Wellman; and Jason DeVries; four grandchildren, Remington, Madeline, and Trey Wellman, and Rachel DeVries; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral service for Ken will be on Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Dillsboro United Methodist Church with Pastor Mona Safley officiating. he will be laid to rest at the Sharon Presbyterian Cemetery in Farmington, Iowa, on Monday, June 20, 2016, at 10:00 AM. Friends may meet the family at Dillsboro United methodist Church on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Memorials may be made to Dillsboro United Methodist Church or Dillsboro Emergency Unit.
This is a tribute to Arnold Palmer who past away recently at the age of 87. The Latrobe, Pennsylvania, native was the son of a golf pro. He was later known by the nickname “The King”. His legion of followers were known as “Arnie’s Army”.Arnie appeared on the scene in the mid 1950’s. His first big win on the tour was the 1955 Canadian Open. This was the first of many tour wins which included 4 Master’s championships.Along with Jack Nicklaus, Palmer made golf a television mainstay. It is hard to compare what these men did with our modern golfers. Today the size of the golfers and the equipment they use shortens golf courses. That makes what Palmer was able to accomplish even more significant. Personally, I and most people my age became golf fans when Arnie and his army of followers appeared on the scene. He will long be remembered for his golf exploits.
5th Grade Boys Basketball. SLS 25- St Michael’s – 10STL Scoring: Conner Miles – 12 pts, Carson Meyer – 4 pts, Thomas Lohmueller – 4 pts, Hank Ritter – 3 pts, Evan Flaspholer – 2 pts.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jerry Roell.The St. Louis Cardinals 6th grade boys basketball team pushed their record to an impressive 11-2 on the season with a win over St. Michaels tonight by a score of 33-22.Defensively, the Cardinals shut down the offensive weapons of St. Michaels and put on an impressive performance. The Cardinals only allowed seven points in the first half! Offensively, the Cardinals are blessed with the ability to pass and share the ball amongst all the players.The team was led in scoring by Charlie Schebler (16), Noah Tuveson (9), Alec Bunselmeier (2), Nate Vankirk (2), Jack Hollins (2), and Abe Hollins (2). Another key aspect of the win was the effort of Luke Meyer and Aiden Geers who played really aggressive defense!The 6th grade will play again their last game of the season next Wednesday night in the Activity Center against Greendale.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Ryan Schebler.
The Batesville 7th Grade had there first match against Greensburg and lost. The scores were 18-25 and 21-25.Laney Walsman led the team with one kill. Following with a hit was Ashlee Cornn, Cayman Werner, Kaityln Sarringhaus, and Jadyn Harrington with strong hits. Timbre Davies lead the team with 3 aces.The girls pushed and worked very hard for there first game.The 8th Grade BMS volleyball team earned a win against Greensburg: 25-18, 25-13.Brayleigh Patterson earned 14 points including 3 aces and Shelby Westerfeld added 12 points with 2 aces. In the front line Sophie Lee, Jade Kopp, Gabby Elston all earned a kill. Shelby Westerfeld also had a kill and a block. Katie Shane added 3 solid hits. In the back row Sydnee Schafer had some good passing. Their record is 1-0.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coaches Megan Werner and Angie Ehrman.
Nancy Ellen Kern, age 72 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at The Waters of Batesville. The daughter of Rudolph & Leona (nee: Mendel) Kern was born on October 5, 1945 in Hamilton, Ohio.The 1964 graduate of Harrison High School owned a floral shop in Greensburg for many years. Later she went to work at the Hampton Inn in Batesville for 16 years until she retired. Nancy attended the Batesville United Methodist Church and was a member of the Marvin Chapter, Order of Eastern Star #376.Nancy was a very independent lady. She was a very loving person and most everyone liked her after meeting her. She had various hobbies and interests. Nancy collected all sorts of pigs, from large to small and ceramic to wood. She also enjoyed traveling, and would often set off to visit relatives and friends far away.She is survived by her son James B. Lahmann of Williamstown, KY; her sister, Janie (Robert) Fitzpatrick of Batesville, IN and her brother Vernon (Margie) Kern of Florence, KY.Visitation will be Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 1-2pm with a 2pm Memorial Service immediately following all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, IN. Rev. Chris Rinick officiating.Memorials may be given to the Batesville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund c/o the funeral home. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Ruth L. Hamilton, 97, of Versailles passed away at 12:20pm, Sunday, December 17, 2017 at the Dearborn County Hospital in Lawrenceburg. She was born in Cincinnati on November 2, 1920 the daughter of Albert and Augusta Luhring Murray. Ruth enjoyed telling folks that she was born on the day Warren G. Harding was elected president of the United States. Ruth is survived by her son Fred Hamilton of Hanover, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother F.H. Murray. Mrs. Hamilton was a former employee of the Dillsboro Sanitarium, but was best known in Versailles for the many years, she worked as a nurse for Dr. Parker and later in the front office for Dr. Robert Mulford. Ruth was a 75 year member of the Eastern Star. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 21st at 2pm with Rev. Mike Cantrell of the Versailles Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro. Visitation will also be on Thursday from 12pm until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Versailles American Legion in care of the funeral home.