Decatur County Memorial Hospital is ranked #2 in the 2014 Healthiest Employees 100 list.Decatur County Memorial Hospital recently announced that it is has been inducted into the 2014 Healthiest Workplaces in America. The hospital is ranked 2nd in the national list.The award is sponsored by Healthiest Employers, a technology and data research company that is focused on corporate wellness.The hospital has integrated several initiatives to promote employee wellness and practices. The hospital now offers annual staff and spouse health screenings, discounted insurance and fitness programs, a wellness garden and weight loss challenges.“Not only am I proud from a personal standpoint because I feel that I contributed to that success,” said Lynzee McDowell, marketing and communications director at DCMH.“You know we are such as a small town hospital so to have any national recognition, it truly means something- I think it shows everyone our efforts we do internally and externally are really being noticed,” McDowell added.The hospital also won Indiana’s Healthiest Employer award for the 100-499 employee sized company in August.DCMH is leading the charge for a healthier community. If other area businesses are interested in implementing screenings or programs, contact DCMH WorkWell Occupational Health at (812) 662-6450 to learn more.
Batesville vs Rushville Boys Golf at Hillcrest Country Club.Team Scoring: Batesville: 170, Rushville: 205Individual Scoring for Batesville: Dominique Schildknecht 38, Alec Giesting 43, Henry Luchow 42, and Jacob Paul 47.Medalist: Dominique Schildknecht-Batesville (38)Courtesy of Batesville Coach Ben Siefert.
A new candidate has entered the race for Franklin County Commissioner.Robin Schmidt, of the West Harrison area, works as a CPA for H&R Block and volunteers as a first responder. Schmidt has entered the race as an Independent candidate.According to the Franklin County Observer, she has an interest in government at the county level.She is opposed by Democrat Dale Maxie and Republican Eric Roberts.The general election will be held November 4.
The Batesville Boys Varsity Tennis Team defated Connersville 5-0 on Thursday.#1 Singles- Beau Brown defeated Nick Mustin 6-0, 6-0#2 Singles- Blake Walsman defeated Ethan Judd 6-0, 6-1#3 Singles- Paul Ritter defeated Cooper McCann 6-0, 6-2#1 Doubles- Matthew Taylor and Harsh Patel defeated Carter Jackson and Cole Jones 6-2, 6-0#2 Doubles- Ben Schwettman and Spencer Rose defeated Tracey Amrhein and Cole Barricklow 6-0, 6-1The JV also beat Connersville 4-0.#1 Singles- Jonathan Kunkel defeated Dakota Davis 8-2#2 Singles- Brandon Laker defeated Ross Ferguson 8-0#3 Singles- Will Harmeyer defeated Jordan Cooley 8-1#1 Doubles- Lane Westerfeld and Mitch Esser defeated Garet Bailey and Jamel Richardson 8-5The Varsity and JV are both 3-0 (2-0 in the EIAC) on the season, and will play Centerville at home on Tuesday (8-26).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Mike McKinney.
The Batesville Varsity Boys Cross Country Team started their season Thursday night with a win. They traveled to North Decatur to run against North Decatur, Greensburg, and South Decatur.Scoring for the boys were Caleb Moster who was first for the teamand first overall with a time of 18:06. Next through for the Bulldogs was Conner Bell who came in third overall and second for the team with a time of 18:57. Coming in 4th overall and third for the Bulldogs was Cole Nuhring with a time of 19:19. Fourth for Batesville and 6th overall was Clay Yeaton with a time of 19:46. Rounding out the scoring for Batesville was Chris Riffle. He finished 5th for the team and 8th overall with a time of 20:20.Batesville finished with a total of 22 points, followed by South Decatur with 48, North Decatur with 69, and Greensburg with 78. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Pierson.
The Batesville High School wrestling team hosted the Greensburg Pirates for their final home meet of the year. The night honored our three senior wrestlers along with our senior manager Carly Redwine. Our three seniors showed their strength by winning all of their matches against their pirate rivals. In addition to senior night, we also had the opportunity to honor our upcoming youth wrestlers.The dual meet started off with the 285 lb class with a forfeit by the bulldogs giving up six points to the pirates. Freshman Laiken Hanna faced off against Lane Wells in the 106 lb class falling by a pin in the first period moving the score to 12-0. Freshman Jackson Wooldridge entered the match for the 113 lb. class where he met Greensburg standout Zach Bartosz. Wooldridge kept the match close with a 2-0 score after period one, but fell by pin in the second period. Freshman Dallas lamping competed against Travis Gauck in the 120 lb class falling by a pin giving the pirates 24-0 lead. Sophomore Nick Schneider fell in the 126 lb class by pin to Brandon Butz adding six more points to the pirates lead. Sophomore Chris Schene wrestled off Kevin Romero in the 132 lb class falling by pin which gave the pirates 36-0 lead. The 138 lb class was forfeited by the dogs adding six more points to the lead. Sophomore Xavier King wrestled in the 145 lb class going the distance in all three periods but fell by a 9-4 decision to Victor Albaine adding three more team points to the Greensburg lead. Senior captain Neal Nobbe faced off against a tough Dakota Deiwert in the 160 lb class. Nobbe fell behind early in the match until he took advantage of a 3rd period reversal which led to his 15th pin on the year and Batesville’s first six points of the night. Batesville was unable to fill the 170 lb class giving the pirates six more points. Senior captain Will Amberger in the 182 lb class followed up Nobbe’s win by earning five takedowns against pirate Damian Rigby, before closing his match by a pin and giving the dogs six more points on the board. The last contested match of the night came from senior Alan Hudepohl and Matthew Hayes in the 195 lb class. Hudepohl followed the lead of his other senior team members beating his opponent by a 7-1 decision helping the Bulldogs to three more team points. The bulldogs gave up six more points by forfeiting the 220 lb class ending the night with a final score of Batesville 15 and Greensburg 63.Courtesy of Coach Chris Deal with Wendy Deal.
Ten-year-old Lily Stewart of Greenfield, Indiana, is making quite a name for herself in softball circles. This summer she was entered in the Pitch-Hit-and Run National Contest. She was one of the finalists in her age group at the National League All-Star game in Cincinnati. She finished 3rd of the 24 entrants at this event.Her dad is the softball coach at Greenfield Central High School. He took her along to his practices, etc., and she started playing competitive softball at the age of 2. She now plays on an elite team called the Pendleton Travelers. She is a pitcher and an outfielder. I am sure you will hear more from Lily as the years go by.
Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, IndianaFriends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, July 9, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home. He was preceded in death by his parents: Gordon Allen and Lillian (Williams) Bear; his grandparents that raised him: Henry and Ada (Wells) Williams; his daughter: Debra Campos, died June 15, 2012; his brothers-in-law: Ernest Easterling, Glen Easterling and Pete Jackson Easterling and his sister-in-law: Bonnie Williams.Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, July 10, 2016, at 2:30 pm, by Bro. G.B. Turner, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Fellowship to follow at the Vevay Assembly Church in Vevay, Indiana. Mr. Thomas Gordon Bear “Tommy” Williams, age 80, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on November 19, 1935 in Russell, Kentucky, the loving son of the late, Gordon Allen and Lillian (Williams) Bear. He was raised by his grandparents, Henry and Ada (Wells) Williams in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Tommy was a 1954 graduate of Olive Hill High School where he participated in baseball and basketball. Tommy was inducted into the United States Navy on July 20, 1954 in Ashland, Kentucky, serving during the Korean War. Tommy received the Good Conduct Medal and was honorably discharged with the rank of Telleman 3rd Class on June 19, 1958 in Norfolk, Virginia. Tommy was united in marriage on May 27, 1960 in Olive Hill, Kentucky to Betty Jean Easterling. Tommy and Betty shared 56 loving years of marriage together until his death. Tommy was employed for the Federal Correction Institution in Ashland, Kentucky for 11 years. Tommy was also employed for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Golconda, Illinois, for 7 years. He was also employed as a lock master for Lock and Dam for 7 years and for Markland Dam for 13 years, retiring in 1991. He was raised in the Olive Hill Nazarene Church in Olive Hill, Kentucky. Tommy was a Kentucky Colonel and enjoyed watching the Reds and Kentucky Wildcats. Tommy passed away on Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida.Tommy will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 56 years: Betty Jean (Easterling) Williams of Vevay, IN; his daughters: Susan Chatham of Vevay, IN and Rose Monjar and her husband: Jerry of Quercus Grove, IN; his grandchildren: Adrienne Bosh and her husband: Chris, Rachel Chatham, Kayla Campos and Adam Campos; his great-grandchildren: Trinity, Jackson, Dylan, Phoenix and Lennox Bosh; his brothers-in-law: Jimmy Easterling of Ashland, OH, Bernard Easterling of Olive Hill, KY, Virgil Easterling of Niles, OH and Ephraim Easterling of Olive Hill, KY; his sisters-in-law: Emma Dean of Niles, OH and Ruby Lunsford of Morehead, KY and his numerous nieces and nephews.
Girls Area Basketball Scores.Tuesday (11-29)Triton Central 40 Batesville 32TC won the JV Game 45-33South Ripley 68 North Decatur 61Milan 49 Switzerland County 38Oldenburg 50 Edinburgh 39South Dearborn 33 Rising Sun 26Rushville 64 Richmond 37Eastern Hancock 50 SW Shelby 41
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