Attending the DCH Foundation Scholarship Banquet at Dearborn Country Club are (left to right), front row: Hannah Ascherman, Shelby Prince, Cayli Chase and Sierra Billman; second row: Allison Raible, Jenna Huber and Miranda Richter; third row: Susan Williamson, Emma Stern, Brooke Hartman and Laura Detmer; and back row, Hannah Rose, Kirsten Furnish, Emily Cumberworth, Caleb Huntington and Sydney Elliott.AURORA – The Dearborn County Hospital Foundation recently hosted its annual scholarship banquet at the Dearborn Country Club.A total of 16 high school graduates from the class of 2014 received $500 scholarships through the foundation’s High School Senior Scholarship Program. In addition, four students were awarded grant/loans as part of the Dearborn County Hospital Foundation and Dearborn County Hospital Healthcare Student Grant/Loan Porgram.The Anna F. Woods Estate Award was given to Shelby Price of Patriot, a Switzerland County High School graduate seeking her Associate of Science in Nursing Degree at Ivy Tech-Lawrenceburg.The Edward and Grace Gray Scholarship was awarded to Rising Sun High School graduate and Rising Sun resident Sydney Elliott, who will major in Occupational Therapy at the University of Indianapolis.The Elizabeth Anderson Scholarship was given to Emma Stern of Cedar Grove, a graduate of Franklin County High School who plans to obtain a degree in Radiography and Medical Imaging at IUPUI-Indianapolis.Nancy Kennedy, M.D., DCH Chief of Staff, presented the DCH Medical Staff Award to Emily Cumberworth, a South Ripley Junior-Senior High School graduate from Holton headed to the University of Indianapolis to major in Pre-Medicine/Exercise Science.Dr. Kennedy then honored Batesville resident Jenna Huber, a graduate of Batesville High School who is enrolled in the Radiography/Health Sciences program at Ball State University, with the Dearborn-Ohio County Medical Society Scholarship.DCH Auxiliary President Sylvia Plashko continued by presenting the DCH Auxiliary Award to four students. First was Miranda Richter of Sunman, an East Central High School graduate who is pursuing an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree from the Good Samaritan College of Nursing & Health Science. Next was Caleb Huntington of Versailles, a graduate of South Ripley Junior-Senior High School who will attend the University of Southern Indiana to obtain a degree in Occupational Therapy.The third Auxiliary Award went to Hannah Rose of Aurora, a South Dearborn High School graduate attending Indiana State University to pursue a degree in Speech/Language Pathology. Fourth was Allison Raible of Brookville, a Franklin County High School graduate who is pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from IUPUI-Indianapolis.The Henry W. Conrad, M.D., Memorial Scholarship went to Kirsten Furnish of Vevay, a graduate of Switzerland County High School enrolled in the Pre-Medicine program at Hanover College.Wayne Conrad and Susan Conrad Perry presented the Helen Conrad Scholarship to Laura Detmer of Osgood, a graduate of Jac-Cen-Del Junior-Senior High School who will attend IUPUI-Indianapolis for her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree.The family of the late Dr. Noshir Toddywalla, represented by his mother Roda, sister-in-law Maharukh and nieces Shiraz and Natasha, attend the banquet every year to present the Noshir R. Toddywalla, M.D., Memorial Scholarship. This year the scholarship was awarded to Bennington resident and Switzerland County High School graduate Cayli Chase, who will attend IVY Tech-Bloomington and Indiana University, majoring in Pre-Medicine/Chemistry.E.G. McLaughlin, President/CEO of United Community Bank, and William Ritzmann, UCB’s Immediate Past President/CEO, presented the United Community Bank Award. It went to Sunman resident and Batesville High School graduate Brooke Hartman, who is headed to Kettering Medical College to pursue a degree in Physician Assistant Studies. Mr. McLaughlin is also Treasurer of the DCH Foundation Board of Directors and Mr. Ritzmann is a member of the Dearborn County Hospital Board of Trustees.
AURORA, Ind. – The Indiana Department of Transportation is looking for some winter help.INDOT will take applications and conduct interviews Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the WorkOne facility in Lawrenceburg, located at 110 Walnut Street.The transportation agency is seeking plow truck drivers and other seasonal operations personnel for snow and ice removal this winter.Successful applicants will be on call 24/7 to clear roads and maintain mobility with maximized safety for motoring public.Job candidates must have a valid CDL license, high school diploma or equivalent and the ability to lift 50 pounds. A drug test will be administered Wednesday at the Lawrenceburg WorkOne offices.State employment opportunities can be viewed here >>
The East Central Trojans defeated The South Dearborn Knights by the huge score of 79-0 on Homecoming Night.East Central vs. South Dearborn Varsity Football (9-25)EC improves to 5-1 for the season and 2-0 in The EIAC 4A Division.The Trojans will be hosting The Connersville Spartans in EIAC play this Football Friday Night. Kickoff at Trojan Field will be at 7 PM. Coverage on www.wrbiradio.com will start at 6.Courtesy of Trojans Football Program Assistant Stewart Durham.
Congratulations to Chris Giesting on getting to the second level of Olympic trial competition in the 400-meter dash. In the second round, Chris ran a 45.84 which placed him 11th on the 400-meter final trial list. Chris knew that making the top spot was out of his skill level in this stage of his career. He was hoping to be in the top 6 so he would make the Olympic team for the USA as a relay member.Last week Chris announced that he was going to continue running in hopes of making the team in 2020. He will then be the age at which most sprinters reach their peak. Chris will probably have to trim at least 1.5 seconds off the time he ran this year. If he can get in the 44-second range or lower, he will be in the hunt.Chris is a great representative for Batesville, Indiana. If you have a chance to help him make this dream come true, I know he will greatly appreciate your help.
Area Boys Basketball Scores.Saturday (2-4)New Castle 65 Batesville 42Triton Central 56 Oldenburg 49Greensburg 69 Jac-Cen-Del 39Columbus North 47 East Central 35Rising Sun 46 SW Shelby 40Morristown 67 Hauser 64 (OT)Connersville 45 Centerville 32Indy Lutheran 104 Waldron 72South Central 60 Shawe Memorial 31
Will Derek Jeter become the team owner of the Miami Marlins? It has been reported by several sources that Jeter is part of a group that is interested in purchasing the Marlin’s franchise of the National League.Most people believe that this would be an excellent fit for Jeter because of his great career as a member of the New York Yankees. I also believe that Jeter would make a good owner. His playing career was highlighted by a strong work ethic and a no-nonsense approach to playing baseball. These traits would fit him well in baseball management.Jeter’s group is not the only one with an interest in purchasing the Marlin’s. Jeb Bush is part of another group interested in purchasing them along with another unnamed group. Even though it takes as much as a billion dollars today to buy certain sports organizations, I do not believe the Marlins would demand that high a price. Jeter certainly has the financial where-with-all to head such a group.
Theda J. Thatcher, raised in Patriot, Indiana, lived in Aurora & Greendale, and passed away June 12, 2017 at Ridgewood Health Campus.She was born February 16, 1927, to the late William and Edith Foster. Theda was a member of the Aurora First Baptist Church and the Aurora American Legion Auxiliary #0231 .Surviving are Sons, James Lee (Vicky Nicolaci) Thatcher of Lawrenceburg, IN, John (Karen) Thatcher of San Diego, CA, Michael (Stephanie) Thatcher of Greendale, IN; 11 Grandchildren and 11 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her Husband, Cecil Thatcher and sister, Ruth Remmy.Friends will be received Wednesday, June 14, 2017, from 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation at 2:00 pm.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana. Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association . 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.com
North Vernon$753,838 Dillsboro$313,002 Lawrenceburg$510,186 Westport$139,860 Greensburg$701,715 Holton$176,657 Aurora$442,500 Batesville, In. — More than $150 million was awarded to Indiana cities, towns and counties through the Community crossings grant program, which is now in the second year. The grants are available through the Indiana Department of Transportation as a result of legislation co-authored by Frye in 2016.“In order to continue our reputation as the Crossroads of America, maintaining our roads and bridges is critical,” Frye said. “Receiving these grants will allow local governments to make much-needed repairs and improvements to our transportation infrastructure.”State representative from Batesville Cindy Ziemke said:“A safe and reliable transportation network is critical to keeping our state and local economic engines running strong,” Ziemke said. “The Community Crossings grant program helps local governments make much-needed road and bridge improvements in their communities, supporting Hoosier jobs and potentially leading to new economic development opportunities in their areas.”Dearborn County will receive $840,967, Decatur County will receive $730,569, Jennings County will receive $731,636, Ohio County will receive $750,000, Ripley County will receive $833,700 and Switzerland County will receive $869,850. In addition, various communities within these counties, as well as Jefferson County, were awarded grants: Moores Hill$300,000 CommunityGrant Amount Versailles$181,753 Milan$235,500 Rising Sun$501,357 Vernon$72,801 Madison$585,648 Osgood$670,000 Projects eligible for funding through Community Crossings include road and bridge preservation, road reconstruction, intersection improvements, small structure replacements, guardrail replacements and signs.A complete list of Indiana cities, towns and counties receiving matching funds through Community crossings can be found by clicking here. More information about the program can be found through the Indiana Department of Transportation’s website at www.in.gov/indot.
Metamora, Ind. — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says they arrested a Metamora man on multiple drug charges.According to the Sherrif’s department, David Heninger, 69, was arrested after officers executed a search warrant on a home in the 19000 block of Clayborn Street.Investigators received multiple tips from citizens regarding possible drug activity.The search turned up Marijuana, Drug Paraphernalia, and Legend Drugs.Heninger was arrested on the charges of Maintaining a Common Nuisance, Possesion of a Legend Drug, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Paraphernalia.
Enduring 3 hours of sub-50 degree weather, the Lady Milan Indians nearly pulled off their first victory of the season against a strong Lawrenceburg team but fell just short in two matches that went the distance and down to the wire.The Lady Indians were lead by the dominating net play of Doubles Partners Margo Taylor and Megan Berger who chalked up the first Varsity WIN of the young season.Tulsi Patel played “out of her mind” , going the distance in 3 sets but falling just short at the end, playing for over 2 hours in the bitter cold. Tori Haessig and Abby Riehle mirrored Ms. Patel and played just as hard but also fell just short of stealing a victory.The Lady Indians will regroup and prepare for a solid Oldenburg Academy on 4/19 @ Batesville HS.In their first match of the year, the Lady Indians were led by the strong performances of Abby Riehle in Varsity Singles and in JV Doubles by the tandem of Delaney Bushhorn and Cheyenne McMullen. The Lady Indians were able to gain valuable court experience after a hostile and snow covered Spring practice season. The Lady Indians, however, fell 0-5 but showed grit and determination against a much larger school of nearly 4 times the enrollment. Coach Flynn and Coach Gomez are extremely proud of the girls and how they represented not only the tennis program but Milan itself!Courtesy of Indians Coach Kyle Flynn.