Update (12:15 p.m. April 4.2014)Investigators are on the scene of a business fire that occurred during the early morning hours Friday.Fire crews fought the blaze at Downtown Mower Shop on U.S. 50, across from the Southeastern Career Center for approximately five hours.Six fire departments responded to the scene including, Versailles, Osgood, Milan, Holton, Friendship and Aurora.Versailles Fire Chief Ben Sieverding said the inventory at the business is most likely a total loss. Damage is estimated at 50 percent of the building.The fire forced traffic to detour as U.S. 50 was closed for about five hours before reopening shortly after 7:00 a.m.Investigators hope to determine what sparked the fire on Friday afternoon.First Report ( 7:30 a.m. April 4, 2014) Fire crews have been working the scene of a business fire in Versailles Friday morning.The fire is at the building of a lawn mower shop on U.S. 50 between David Lane and Gaslight St.Since the overnight hours, firefighters from Versailles, Holton, Milan, Friendship and Osgood have been on the scene and Delaware and Aurora are on stand by.The fire is now under control but crews remain at the scene. U.S. 50 was reopened around 7:20 a.m. Friday.Dispatchers say no injuries were reported although the building may be a total loss.
VERSAILLES, Ind. – Absentee ballot voting is underway for the Nov. 4 elections. Voters can visit the county clerk’s office during normal business hours to cast a ballot.Voting hours in Ripley County are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (closed 11:30-1230 p.m. for lunch). Franklin County hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Clerks Offices are closed Monday, October 13 in observance of Columbus Day.As Election Day nears you can view registration information and polling location online.
WRBI Area Basketball Scores.Tuesday (2-3)Girls Scores.Batesville 54 South Ripley 34Greensburg 46 Jac-Cen-Del 39Lawrenceburg 40 Oldenburg Academy 35East Central 72 South Dearborn 15South Decatur 68 Milan 65Switz. County 52 SW Hanover 39Henryville 53 Shawe Memorial 32New Palestine 56 Connersville 47Knightstown 55 Waldron 32Morristown 81 Greenwood Christian 28Boys Scores.Northeastern 62 Franklin County 41
The BMS Golf Team had a gorgeous day for their first meet of the season at Cozy Acres Par 3 course in Madison on Saturday.The team performed great with a score of 316, they tied for 4th place out of 16 teams overall.Meredith McCreary took home a plaque for her accomplishment of 2nd place individual score in the girls’ division with a +20 score of 74. Andy Gutzwiller also had a great performance shooting a 74 as well. In his first golf meet ever, Shane Meer performed well under pressure and shot an 81. Zach Stoneburner and Kelly Gole also brought home solid performances with an 85 and 88 respectively.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chase Mears.
The Batesville Bulldogs got Varsity & JV wins against The Madison Cubs in Boys Soccer this past Weekend.The Varsity score was 7-2 and The JV score was 4-0.Batesville vs. Madison Boys Varsity Soccer (9-12)Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Chris Fox.
I am sure that by now you have heard something about the alleged providing of escorts for recruits and their dads by the Louisville Cardinals. Most of this has centered around the basketball program. When this article was being written, Rick Pitino denied any involvement. Supposedly, most of this was provided by over-zealous alumni and boosters of the basketball program.This is nothing new to the college world. Several years back there was the report that Texas football players were taken to brothels in the state of Texas. I am not sure whatever became of these allegations. I suppose it is the reality of big-time college sports, but it is still disgusting.After all, these kids are supposed to go to Louisville to get an education, play basketball, and hopefully find employment when their career is over. Let’s hope most programs are doing it the right way.
Gerald C. “Jerry” Harrison, 82, of Aurora, IN, formerly of Pickerington, OH, passed away Friday, May 6, 2016 in ,Cincinnati, OH.He was born Sunday, March 18, 1934 in Aurora, Indiana, Son of the late Charles Harrison and the late Rose Fiorito Harrison. Jerry was a 1952 Graduate of Aurora High School. Shortly after graduation he went to Columbus, OH to paint with his dad. Then joined the United States Navy.Jerrry worked as a Factory worker for Tomasco Machine parts, retiring after over 15 years of service. Prior to that Jerry worked for Continental Can Company and Rockwell International. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and previously Seton Parish in Pinkerington, Ohio. Jerry was a homebody. He enjoyed being at home with his loving wife of 14 years Phyllis Harrison. They had a good life together and enjoyed antique car shows. Jerry had an orange 36 Ford pick up truck and not to be outdone, Phyllis had an orange Model T. They RV traveled to many different states and car shows. Jerry was truly a kind man and will be missed by all who knew him.Surviving are wife, Phyllis Harrison of Aurora, IN; Daughter, Holly Ann (Michael) Dunham of Pickerington, OH; Step-Son, Douglas Scott (Barbara) Hueseman of Aurora, IN; Brother, Rick (Launa) Harrison of Beverton, OR; Sister, Marcia Sims of Newark, OH; Grandchildren, Michael (Ashley) Hueseman, Brandy (Chris) Hueseman Miller, Amber (Fiancé, Josh Shipley) Hueseman, Ryan Hueseman, Jeannie (Stephen) Bell and Marshall (Amanda) Dunham; Great Grandchildren, Kaylee Marie Miller, Emily Elise Miller, Hunter Hueseman, Lucas Shipley, Nicholas Hueseman, Wade Shipley, Cooper Bell, Harper Bell, Maddan Dunham and Maddaks Dunham.He was preceded in death by his first wife of 42 years, Vonda Harrison and sister, Regina Snell.Friends will be received 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 11:00am with Father Stephen Donahue officiating.Graveside services will follow at 3:30 pm, at the Violet Cemetery, 180 E. Columbus Street, Pickerington, OH 43147.Contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s Catholic Church or School. If unable to attend, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
As you probably know, only team sports in Indiana have the class system. Classes range from 2 to 6 depending on the team sport. There is another move afoot to get the so-called individual sports–cross country, track, swimming, tennis, and golf–into classes. At our last state track and cross country meeting, a group appeared at the meeting asking the association to push the individual sports into a class system.Here is where most people do not understand the way the IHSAA works. It is set up so that principals make the recommendations to the IHSAA Board of Control. Most principals only ask their athletic directors for advice, and some do not even do that. So, if coaches want a change, they must first convince their AD and he must convince his principal. That is the way the system is rigged. Since most ADs these days are so swamped with paperwork, they are reluctant to make changes which would cause them more work.So, people–if you want all classes for all sports, it is your principal who must be convinced. He is the only one whose vote counts.
Dearborn County, In. — The Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department says a child drowned during a family party.The girl was found at 6:15 p.m. Saturday by her father after not being seen for several minutes. She was playing in and near an above-ground pool in the backyard of the home.The female victim was pronounced dead at the Dearborn County Hospital at 7:15 p.m.The child has been identified as one-year-old Adelade Morrison.
The Freshman Football team lost to East Central Thursday night 34 – 0.Zach Miller, Jeremiah Lemmel, Ben Schebler led the defense. Ramon Blanco, Troy Hornberger, and Gavin Ertel led the offensive line with solid play.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tony Gausman.