OA Swimmer Benefiting Foundation With Alcatraz Swim

first_imgCaroline Storms (Image Courtesy: Margaret Mary Health Foundation)15-year-old Caroline Storms is gearing up for quite a swim. The Oldenburg Academy sophomore will be taking part in the 11th annual Alcatraz Classic on September 28.It is a 1.5 mile swim from the Alcatraz Island to San Francisco.Storms has been swimming since she was five years old, and has been part of the Batesville Stingrays, Cincinnati Marlins and the OA swim teams.With the event under two weeks away, she says she is excited and prepared for the challenge. “I swim every morning for an hour and I try to get in a mile and half,” she said.Storms is swimming the San Francisco Bay to promote recognition and raise money for the newly formed Margaret Mary Health Foundation. So far, she has raised $7,200 and her goal and is $10,000 for the non-profit.She chose to raise money for Margaret Mary Health Foundation because “Their just starting out and I figured they could use a little help.” Perhaps another reason she chose the foundation is due to her goals. After high school she wants to pursue a medical degree.Storms is appreciative of the donations she has received. She said, “I would just like to say thank you for helping me and the foundation because it means a lot to both of us.”Only 450 people from around the world will participate in the 60 degree, shark-infested waters swim on September 28.Good Luck Caroline!If interested in donating visit:  http://mmhealth.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1077708Donations can also be sent via mail to:Mary Dickey, Executive DirectorMargaret Mary Health FoundationP.O. Box 226Batesville, IN 47006last_img read more

Lady Dogs MS VB Team Victorious Over Lady Raiders

first_imgThe 7th grade BMS volleyball team picked up their second, convincing win of the season defeating South Ripley in 2 games. Scores were 25-21; 25-12.Jade Pflum led the team in serving connecting on 11/13 serves earning 10 points including 4 aces.   Ellie Cassidy was 8 for 9 earning 7 points including 2 aces. Macy Prickel and Abby Westerfeld were dominant at the net with 5 and 4 kills respectively.The team’s record is now 2-1.The 8th grade BMS volleyball team also improved to 2-1 on the season with an exciting 3 set victory over South Ripley. After losing game 1 by the score 25-14, the team rallied to win the next two games 25-21; 15-9. In game 3, the girls overcame a 7-2 deficit. It was a great team win.Kylie Wanninger was an impressive 14 for 15 from the service line earning 12 points including 8 straight points to clinch the match in game 3. Jennifer Speer, Allie Shane, Caitlyn Broering, and Hattie Westerfeld allhad kills at the net to spark the offense. Ciera Rhoads and Kelsey Shupe passed well in the back row to help secure the win.The teams will travel to Greendale on Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more

Trojans Sweep Knights In Middle School Football

first_imgThe Sunman-Dearborn Trojans traveled to South Dearborn Tuesday night for a 7th and 8th grade football battle.The 7th grade Trojans came away with a low scoring win in the first game. The first score came from a Devon Donanworth carry for touchdown, capped off with a successful 2 point conversion pass from Gabe Patton to David Badescu. The Trojans next score came in the second half when Andrew Struewing carried the ball for a touchdown. Late in the game the South Dearborn’s Shawn Fisher got the ball back into the Squire’s hands recovering a Trojan fumble, but they were not able to capitalize on the turnover. Trojans win 14-0.The 8th grade Trojans kept their win streak alive with another win 25-0. Eric Rosemeyer ran the ball in for the first two Trojan touchdowns. Alex Maxwell would have the other two Trojan trips to the end zone with a carry and a 48 yard catch from Isaiah Wheat. Maxwell and Rosemeyer were the main ball carriers with 98 yards and 37 yards respectively. Despite completing only 4 of 11 passes, Wheat still passed for 100 yards. His main receivers were Maxwell for 67 yards and Jack Hutchins for 34.The Trojans will be back in action next week with a 7th/8th grade game welcoming Greensburg on Tuesday and traveling to LaSalle on Thursday for Tower Titans.Courtesy of Trojans Statistician Stewart Durham.last_img read more

Harold Black

first_imgHarold Black, 77, of Pensacola, Florida, formerly of Cincinnati passed away Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the West Florida Hospital in Pensacola. He was born near Pleasant in Switzerland County on January 8, 1937 the son of Ernst and Margaret Harper Black. He was married to Judith Lester on August 23, 1958 and his wife of 57 years survives. Other survivors include one son Jeffery (Lori) Black of Cadiz, Kentucky; two daughters Debra (John) Weale of Columbus, Ohio, and Teresa (Mike) Varner of Pensacola; five grandchildren; four brothers Dilver Thayer of Lake City, Florida, David (Rita) Black of Cincinnati, Richard (Mary) Black of Cross Plains, and Roger (Terry) Black of Ft. Wayne; two sisters Phyllis (Harold) Taylor of Cincinnati, and Marilyn (Jerry) Wisher of Covington, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents. Mr. Black was a 1957 graduate of Cross Plains High School and a 1962 graduate of Ball State University where received his BS degree in education. He was a 10 year veteran of the US Air Force during the Vietnam Era where he rose to the rank of Captain. During his stay in the Air Force he was stationed in Enid, Oklahoma, Amarillo, Texas, the United Kingdom, Salt Lake City, and San Francisco. For his service Harold received the National Defense Service Medal, USAF Outstanding Unit Award, and the USAF Longevity Service Award. In civilian life Harold worked for 25 years as a supervisor for Avon Manufacturing in Springdale, Ohio. He also worked as a purchasing manager for Cincinnati Machine Tool Services from 1996 to 2001 and from 2008 to 2009 worked for the Kentucky State Park Service as a camp ground director. He retired from Merchant Security in 2013. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 15 at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Jerry Brooks of the Benham United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery with military graveside services by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 11am until time of services.Memorials may be given to the Versailles American Legion in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

INDOT Preparing for Winter

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Governor Mike Pence has declared this week, as Winter Weather Preparedness Week in Indiana.The Indiana Department of Transportation began preparing for the upcoming winter season soon after the snow and ice melted last spring.INDOT’s top winter priority is removing snow and preventing ice on more than 11,000 miles of interstates, U.S. highways and state routes.Last winter, 211,428 tons of granular salt and more than 2.8 million gallons of salt brine were deployed on state and federal highways.INDOT continues to receive deliveries of salt and already has more than 225,000 tons on hand.Last winter, INDOT’s yellow plow trucks logged nearly 3.8 million miles, the equivalent of 152 trips around the earth or 8 round trips to moon.INDOT will have more than 1,000 plow trucks available to clear roads of snow and ice this winter.INDOT purchased 72 new trucks to replace older equipment and 12 new tow plows.Last year during winter operations, INDOT staff logged 202,168 hours, the equivalent of nearly 17,000 12-hour shifts.INDOT has been holding job fairs and aggressively hiring seasonal and full-time workers over the past few months.Applications are still being accepted for some locations including the Aurora sub district.last_img read more

Scott Allen Manis, Sr., 50

first_imgScott Allen Manis, St., 50, of Osgood passed away Sunday, December 4, 2016 at his home. He was born at Covington, Kentucky on September 11, 1966 the son of Donzell and Betty Huff Manis. Survivors include his companion and wife of 25 years Molly Clift Manis; one son Scott (Felisha Gregory) Manis, Jr. of Osgood,; two daughters Kelly Manis of Newport, Kentucky and Chrystal (Brad Yeager) Bushorn of Batesville; 4 grandchildren Elaney McGuire, Evan Yeager, Noelin Manis, and Novah Eaton; two sisters Karla (Greg) Campbell of Aurora and Donna (Mitch) Davis of Milan; two brothers Troy (Kim) Manis of Moores Hill and Donny Manis of Milan. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his granddaughter Ella Rose McGuire. Mr. Manis attended South Dearborn High School with the class of 1985 and graduated from the Greensburg Christian Academy. Scott was a boilermaker and a member of Local 374. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, and camping and he had developed a talent in forging steel and metal. His biggest talent though was joking and making people laugh. Scott also enjoyed doting on his four grandchildren. Funeral services for Scott will be held on Friday, December 9th at 1pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with Mark Vice of the New Point Christian Church officiating. Burial will be in the Cliff Hill Cemetery in Versailles. Visitation will be Friday from 11am until time of services. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice.last_img read more

Opening Day

first_imgBelieve it or not, we have reached Opening Day 2017.  Except for the game played last night, everyone else can still believe they are going to win them all.  The Cincinnati Reds should be better than last year.  At least we in Southeastern Indiana hope this is true.WRBI will be your station for Reds baseball again in 2017.  Be sure to hang around after the game tonight for Coaches Corner.  Yours truly will interview his guests as usual and you will hear that broadcast as soon as the opener is completed.  Enjoy both!last_img read more

‘Mums for Education’ for sale in Versailles

first_imgVersailles, In. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Office “Mums for Education Program” is in full bloom.The mums were grown by the female Ripley County Jail inmates in order to fund the scholarship program. The scholarships are given to Ripley County students who are pursuing a career in the criminal justice field.The mums come in a variety of colors and can be purchased at the Sheriff’s Office for $5.00 each. Sheriff’s Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 am to 4 pm.last_img

O’Sullivan sings lamentation song over wasted years

first_img “And again between 2005 and 2007 I don’t think I won a ranking tournament for 32 months. And again 2009 to 2011. So perhaps I’ve had nine years from a 27-year playing career where I mentally wasn’t ready.” When asked why it took him so long, he said: “I was partying quite a lot. The snooker season was September to May and the World Champs was the last tournament of the year. “If I had a bad session I felt the sooner this is over, the sooner I can have some fun with my friends. When it came off, it was the most unbelievable feeling. “If you win it once, it doesn’t matter if you don’t win it again because you’ve got your name on the trophy. The monkey off your back is huge, it allows you to go and play and then it’s just a case of clocking up as many titles as you can get.” Read AlsoIron Mike Tyson to make shock return to the boxing ring at 53 O’Sullivan also ranked his biggest rivalries with John Higgins and Stephen Hendry and labelled Higgins his greatest rival, saying: “He has kept me on my toes more than anybody.” Ronnie O’Sullivan is widely considered to be the greatest snooker player ever but the Rocket has struggled over his 28 year professional career with depression, alcohol and drug abuse issues. Despite winning a record seven Masters titles, a record seven UK Championships and five World Championships, O’Sullivan believes he could have had even more success. Speaking to Andy Goldstein on Eurosport’s new snooker ‘vodcast’ series, the 44-year-old was asked what his “biggest regret in snooker” was. “Maybe between 1995 and 2000 when I don’t think I properly dedicated my time to snooker,” O’Sullivan replied. “Perhaps I lost a bit of time there. Sullivan looking back with regrets at party timesAdvertisement FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooThe New Lara Croft Will Really Surprise YouInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Awesome TV Series That Got Cancelled Way Too SoonBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Waylast_img read more

Chelsea manager Lampard dismisses Kante critics

first_imgChelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has dismissed the notion that N’Golo Kante is a one-dimensional midfielder. Former Blues boss Maurizio Sarri was criticised for playing Kante in a more midfield advanced role last season. But Lampard has employed similar tactics this term and believes the World Cup winner is more than capable of pushing forward.Advertisement “I think we all know N’Golo’s attributes, and he hasn’t really played as the deep-lying midfielder, he’s generally played as one of two, or in recent times one of the more slightly offensive players ahead of one deep-lying midfield player,” Lampard said, via Goal. “I think he has the attributes to do all roles, that’s one of the beauties of the way he plays and, of course, what he gives by winning the ball back, being so quick in the tackle, so quick into the press, covering lots of ground – and also how good he is on the ball, I think people can underestimate how good N’Golo is on the ball, how quickly he can move with it and pass the ball. read also:Chelsea boss insists Kante not for sale “So I’ve got no problem in playing him in different positions, it’s something we’ve worked on with him a little bit, and it gives me good options to have different types of attributes in that deeper position at times.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more