Milan won its 4th match last night vs SW Hanover, 5-0! Milan’s record is now 4-1 with the last three matches ending in a 5-0 victory!Singles winners included :Playhing in his first #1 singles match Luke Rehn with a hard-fought 3 set match, #2 and #3 singles Dean Elrod and Sam Rehn won in straight sets.Doubles winners included #1 Cooper Wade/Logan Alloway won 6-0, 6-0. In comeback fashion #2 doubles lost the first set only to come back and win sets 2 and 3, congrats to Travis Butte/Jon Bixler.Submitted by Milan Coach Zach Wade and Milan AD John Prifogle.
Girls Swimming: Oldenburg Academy 107, Switzerland County 53.Highlights: 50 Free – 1st Caroline Storms; 100 Fly – 1st Caroline Storms; 200 Free – Colleen Dietz 1st; 200 Medley – 1st Meredith Maier; 500 Free – 1st Huntyr Rose; 100 Free – 1st Madelyn Maier; 100 Breast – 1st Mikaela Fangman; 100 Back – 1st Elaine Welage; 200 Medley Relay – 1st (Meredith Maier, Mikaela Fangman, Erica Geers, Caroline Storms); 200 Free Relay – 1st (Meredith Maier, Madelyn Maier, Erica Geers, Caroline Storms); 400 Free Relay – 1st (Elaine Welage, Emma Geis, Huntyr Rose, Madelyn Maier).Boys Swimming: Oldenburg Academy 79, Switzerland County 72Highlights; 200 Medley Relay – 1st (Chris Nurrenberg, John Petzel, Ben Wanstrath, Liam Mungcal); 200 Free – 1st John Petzel; 100 Fly – 1st John Petzel; 200 Free Relay 1st (Ben Wanstrath, Liam Mungal, Chris Nurrenberg, John Petzel; 100 Back – 1st Chris Jarman.Submitted by OA Coach Shawwn Storms.
The Union County Patriots defeated The Franklin County Wildcats 6-3 in Boys Soccer action.Franklin County vs Union County Boys Soccer (9-2)Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Dan Gartenman.
Lady Bulldogs swim to historic win! 1st ever win against New Castle (13 years of competition)BHS 4-0 for first time in school history.BHS: 139New Castle: 120Eastern Hancock: 47Event winners: Gutzwiller (200 free, 100 breast), Villani (50 free, 500 free) Mary Poltrack (100 free); 200 free relay (Gutzwiller, Hall, Poltrack, Villani).BHS is 4-0 on the season.Next Meet: 12/2/14 at Connersville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.
WRBI Area Boys Basketball Scores.Thursday (2-12)Batesville 41 Rushville 39South Ripley 79 South Dearborn 49Jac-Cen-Del 59 Milan 40Connersville 37 East Central 25Indian Creek 69 North Decatur 59Waldron 74 South Decatur 51Lawrenceburg 67 Madison 61Rising Sun 41 Southwestern 36Switzerland County 60 Gallatin County 51Christian Academy 66 Shawe Memorial 36Hauser 51 Eastern Hancock 45Morristown 62 Greenwood Christian 54
The Batesville Bulldogs beat Rushville on Tuesday 8-0 in the season home opener at Liberty Park in seven innings.The Batesville Bulldogs got on top early and did not look back, as they scored three runs in the first on a two-run single by Jacob Wilson, senior, and a passed ball.Trey Heidlage, freshman, had a busy day at the plate, collecting two extra-base hits. He doubled in the first and sixth innings.Wilson also recorded the win for the Batesville Bulldogs. He tossed five innings of shutout balll, striking out seven, walking four and surrendering only two hits.The Batesville Bulldogs were sparked by pre-season Junior All-American, Zach Britton, who played his first game of the season after returning from injury, and Heidlage, who teamed up for five hits and three RBIs.Caleb Wiles of Rushville was charged with the loss. He lasted just three innings, walked one, struck out four, and allowed four runs.The Batesville Bulldogs got two-run rallies in the fifth inning and the sixth. In the fifth, the Batesville Bulldogs scored on an RBI single by, sophomore, Zack Blomer, scoring Christian Prickel.The Batesville Bulldogs piled on two more runs in the bottom of the sixth. A double by Britton ignited the offense, bringing home Heidlage. That was followed up by Jacob Christie’s single, plating Britton.This makes the Bulldogs 1-2 on the season and 1-1 in EIAC play. The Bulldogs will visit North Decatur to take on the Chargers on Thursday, April 14th.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.
Gilbert “Gib” Ricke, 81, died August 3, 2016 at Hickory Creek Nursing Home in Greensburg. He was born January 16, 1935 in Franklin County, Indiana the son of Edward and Louise Meyer Ricke. Gib graduated from Clarksburg High School in 1953 where he excelled in sports. He received an academic scholarship to attend Ball State University and attended Miller Business School in Cincinnati, Ohio. He served two years in the United States Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Prior to entering the army, he was employed at the former Bohn Aluminum & Brass factory. After the army he worked at the Public Telephone Company as office accountant, he was office manager of the Decatur County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in Greensburg and he was a Program Specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture, a Federal Program at the State level, in Indianapolis for thirty years. After retiring from the federal government, Gib was employed twelve years as a food inspector for the Decatur County Board of Health. He was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Caring Connection of Columbus, served on the Parish Council three years of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, of which he was a member, an usher for forty years, a boy scout leader for 4 years, a fifty year member of the Knights of Columbus where he served as Chairman of the bingo committee twenty five years, K of C bell ringer for the Cheer Fund and other committees and former member of the Conservation Club, Greensburg Adult Center and a member of NAMI- National Alliance for Mental Illness. He was the liaison for NAMI to Madison State Hospital for several years. Gib also served fourteen years on the Greensburg Housing Authority Board. He was an avid sports fan and enjoyed playing softball for the Strasburger Barber Shop and Porter’s Furniture teams. Gib especially enjoyed seeing his children and grandchildren participate in sports and musical theater. His favorite pastime was loving, teaching, and cheering for his nine grandchildren in every aspect of their lives. He rarely missed any of their games, meets, concerts or awards ceremonies and he never missed a chance to brag about their accomplishments to all who would listen. He enjoyed watching NCAA basketball, Indianapolis Colts and Cincinnati Reds. His hobbies included: fishing, euchre, crossword puzzles and collecting coins. He also enjoyed the companionship of walking the family dogs, Bizzi and Sophie. Gib is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda O’Brien, children, Dr. Michael and Kimberly Kastner of Toledo, Ohio, Mr. and Mrs. Chris and Sandy Welage and Mr. and Mrs. John D. and Anita Moeller of Greensburg; nine grandchildren, Kevin, Ryan and Derek Kastner, Sara and Cory Fischer, Laura and Claire Welage, and Kyle, Kasey, and Aaron Moeller; brother, Will Ricke, sisters, Mrs. Robert, Marlene, Wolter of Greensburg and Mrs. Justin, Marilyn, Schroeder of Rushville. He was preceded in death by his son Michael, his parents, Edward and Louise Meyer Ricke, sister, Anna Mae Ricke Ryan and brother, Clifford, “Skip”, Ricke, sister-in-law, Dot Koors Ricke, brother-in-law, Robert Wolter, and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home on Sunday with a rosary service at 1:00 p.m. followed by visitation until 4 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 8 with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery with military graveside rites by the American Legion Post # 129 and the United States Army. The Ricke family thanks the wonderful care-givers at Hickory Creek of Greensburg for the past four years. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary’s Church building fund, St. Mary’s School, or NAMI, National Alliance for Mental Illness of South Central Indiana. Online condolences can be made at www.popfuneralhome.com
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — The Indiana House of Representatives begins their session Wednesday (1/4), and this year is a budget session.Lawmakers will be in Indianapolis through April to complete the state’s 2 year budget, which according to Representative Randy Frye, is expected to exceed $31 Billion the next 2 years.Under the state’s constitution, during a budget year, the budget is the only legislation congress is mandated to complete.However, Representative Frye says that congress will also be working on road funding.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Frye1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The increase in road funding will require an increase in revenue for the state.Increases on the gas tax, vehicle registration fees, and cigarette taxes are being considered, as well as possibly converting Indiana’s interstates, into toll roads.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Frye2.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The roads and transportation committee will look at all possible options and decide which one they think is best for the state.
Arthur J. Simon, Jr., 84, of Osgood passed away at 6:40am Tuesday, February 7, 2017 at his home. He was born near Osgood on May 9, 1932 the son of Arthur Sr. and Eva Tunny Simon. He was married to Dolores Barhorst on June 15, 1954 and she survives. Other survivors include five sons Gary (Marla), David (Lavonne), Chris (Jackie), Randal (Rita), and Greg (Becky) Simon all of Osgood; three daughters Marilyn Linville of Osgood, Cheryl (Roger) Meyer of Greensburg, and Marcia (Ritchie) Moore of Goshen, Kentucky; 18 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; three brothers Charles (Lucille) Simon and Gene (Patty) Simon both of Osgood, and Dale (Bonnie) Simon of Bennington; four sisters Mary Gilland and Amelia (Louis) Wolter both of Osgood, Linda (Tim) Wissel of Greensburg, and Rita (Jim) Bedel of Westport. He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Philip, and his brother Donald. Mr. Simon was a 1950 graduate of Osgood High School. He was an Army Veteran of the Korean War where he served as a Signal Message Clerk with the 3rd Infantry Regiment from 1952 to 1954 and remained in the Army Reserves until 1960. For service to his country Arthur received the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal. In civilian life Arthur was a dairy farmer and had also worked at Arvins in Columbus, the Johnson Wholesale Group in Greensburg, BCA in Greensburg, and also the Napoleon Lumber Company. Arthur was a member of the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood, the Osgood American Legion, the Ripley County Farm Bureau, the NRA, and was an avid supporter of the Indiana Right to Life. He was also a member of the Father Bernard Voges Council 8487 Knights of Columbus at Osgood where was a two term Grand Knight and also had served as treasurer as well as a trustee. Arthur also belonged to the 4th Degree Bishop Simon Gabriel Brute Assembly 246 in Lawrenceburg. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 11th at 10am at the St. John Catholic Church in Osgood with Father Frank Eckstein officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion. Visitation will be Friday from 4pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to the Southeast Indiana Right to Life, Gibault School, or the St. John Cemetery in care of the funeral home.
Margaret “Margie” W. Gordon, 77, of Aurora, Indiana, entered into rest Wednesday, June 28th, 2017 as she wished at her daughter, Tisa’s home. After her valiant fight with ovarian cancer diagnosed in 2014, her battle resumed in Feb. 2017 as stage 4. Her strong will to live, unwavering faith in God and the love and support of family, friends and many others carried her through the past three and a half years.Today, she continues to live deep within the hearts of those who were fortunate to have met her. Margie loved unconditionally with such a giving and honest heart. Her faith was very important to her. She enjoyed visiting with friends and family, playing card games, garage sales and taking drives. Her husband’s nickname for her was “runagade”, because she was always on the go. Margie had a quiet reserved soul, whom never expected much for herself, but gave like she had millions. The only millions she had was love and that she gave unconditionally. She touched so many hearts during her time here on earth with us.She was born February 25, 1940 in Lawrenceburg, IN, daughter of the late William E. Thompson and Frances E. Thompson.Margie was the beloved wife to Scott R. Gordon of 45 years. A devoted mother to seven children; Robbin Thompson (Vicki), Vera Fugate, Aaron Gordon (Kelly), Tisa Lowe (James), Jamie Gordon, Billy Gordon, and Jill Stock (Chris). She was a cherished grandmother to eleven grandchildren and great-grandmother to seventeen great-grandchildren. Margie was a loving sister to two brothers; Robert Thompson and Rick Brewer and three sisters; Carol Baisseau, Audrey Shirley, and Debra Brewer. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Scott R. Gordon and brother, Emmett Thompson.Family and friends are invited to a visitation Monday, July 3, 2017. at 11:00 am until the time of the funeral services that will take place at 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana. She will then be laid to rest in Bennington, Indiana at the Slawson Cemetery next to her beloved husband.Contributions may be made to the Slawson Cemetery. IF unable to attend services please all the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.www.rullmans.com