Continuing the theme of siblings in sports–Did you know that there were three Manning brothers who played high school football in Louisiana? Everybody know Peyton and little brother, Eli, but only the true football fan knows their older brother, Cooper. His career was cut short by spinal stenosis. This is a debilitating disease, but it has not kept Cooper from making a name for himself in the business world.Some people say that Cooper was better at football than his two brothers, but this is hard to argue with what Peyton and Eli have accomplished. Of course, we will never know. Peyton, now 38, has been in 13 pro bowls and has one Super Bowl MVP to his name. He played his college ball in Tennessee and his pro career in both Indianapolis and Denver.Eli, now 33, played his college ball at Mississippi and has been with the New York Giants for his pro career. He has won two Super Bowl titles and is a 2-time Super Bowl MVP. The history books will have to decide who really was the best!
The Indiana Department of Insurance is alerting individuals currently purchasing health insurance through the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) they may qualify for a special enrollment period allowing them to enroll in an individual health insurance plan instead. Individuals so choosing must enroll in a new plan by July 1.Individuals who choose to replace their COBRA coverage with a private health plan through the Federal Marketplace may lower their premium and qualify for tax credits that can lower their monthly premiums.To enroll in a Marketplace plan during this one-time special enrollment period, contact the Marketplace Call Center at 1-800-318-2596 or 1-855-889-4325.“Those seeking coverage in a Federal Marketplace health plan could qualify for premium tax credits and lower out-of-pocket costs, depending on their household size and income,” said Insurance Commissioner Stephen W. Robertson. “However, consumers also may want to consider other plans to determine the overall best option for them.”To explore plans not in the Marketplace, which typically have broader networks and more available doctors and hospitals, Hoosiers can contact a health plan directly or work with a health insurance agent. Agents – also called producers – are licensed by the Indiana Department of Insurance. To find one, go to Indiana Department of Insurance website.The next open enrollment period is Nov. 15, 2014-Feb.15, 2015 for 2015 coverage. Individuals currently covered by COBRA who miss the July 1 deadline for the one-time special enrollment period will have to wait to enroll in a new Marketplace plan during the 2015 open enrollment period, or they can enroll when their COBRA coverage expires. However, if they choose to end their COBRA coverage early outside of the open enrollment period and after the July 1 deadline, they will not be able to enroll in a Marketplace plan until open enrollment begins on Nov. 15.
The principal of Franklin County High School has resigned after previously admitting to plagiarizing a graduation speech.A special meeting was held Thursday night and the school board unanimously agreed to accept the resignation of Dr. Kent Grider.Grider admitted that he recited a speech by Johnathon E. Martin titled “I Love Indiana Jones” during the graduation ceremony on June 8.In a letter to the editor published in The Brookville American-Democrat and Franklin County Observer, Grider said it was not his intent to take credit for the speech but rather inspire the graduating seniors. He apologized for not properly referencing the author of the speech.
ThinkstockMOORES HILL – A local livestock owner and police are trying to figure out how 10 cows disappeared from a Dearborn County farm.Investigators say it occurred sometime between August 16 and August 20 on a farm on Palmer Road in Moores Hill.The beef and dairy cattle weigh between 600 and 700 pounds each and have radio-frequency identification tags which owners can use as a method to identify livestock.If you have any information on the reported theft contact the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Office at (812) 537-3431.
The 4th Grade boys traveled to Milan High School on Sunday, January 17th to take on the Jac-Cen-Del Eagles and Greensburg Pirates.In the early contest the 4th graders were victorious 43-6. The young Bulldogs jumped out to an 17-0 lead and never looked back. They were led in scoring by Hank Ritter with 10, Chris Lewis 8, Sam Johnson and Bradley Wirth with 6. Conner Drake, Calvin Grote, Deacon Hamilton and Wirth each had 4 rebounds. Gus Prickel had 4 assists.In the second game the Bulldogs defeated Greensburg 26-11 in a tight contest early. Chris Lewis led the team with 11 points, Gus Prickel had 7 and Sam Johnson added 6. Lewis and Johnson had 4 rebounds each, while Hank Ritter added 3.The 4th Graders are now (15-1) on the year and advance to next Sunday’s Dirt Road Basketball League Final Four to be played at the Connersville Middle School at 2:00 PM.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.
BROOKVILLE, Ind. – It was a close call between a person and car on State Road 1 Friday.Around 7:30 p.m., Franklin County dispatchers said the southbound lane was closed after a vehicle struck a pedestrian.A man was walking along the road when he was clipped by the mirror of a passing vehicle, dispatchers said. He was not seriously hurt.The road reopened following the investigation.
Batesville Boys 6th Grade Basketball.The Batesville 6th grade team traveled to South Decatur High School and defeated Waldron by a score of 58-21. The Bulldogs jumped out to an 11-0 start with an aggressive full court press that yielded five unanswered buckets with each starter scoring. The Bulldogs removed the press the remainder of the game and focused on man to man half-court defense in addition to running new offensive schemes. Everyone on the roster managed to score for the Bulldogs – Benajamin Harmeyer (15), Nate Vankirk (13), Noah Tuveson (8), Jackson Renck (6), Conner Ertel (6), Charlie Schebler (4), Alec Bunselmeier (4) and Lyle Oesterling (2).The Bulldogs saw stiffer competition in the second game of the afternoon as they faced a very quick and defensive minded team from Lawrenceburg. The Bulldogs came out on top with a 34-33 win. The Bulldogs uncharacteristically struggled with transition basketball as they turned the ball over way too many times and missed several easy buckets. The team was happy with the win, but very disappointed in the effort. Leading the Bulldogs in scoring were Charlie Schebler (11), Benjamin Harmeyer (10), Conner Ertel (10), Alec Bunselmeier (2) and Jackson Renck (1).The 6th graders are now (6-0) in Dirt Road League and are in action next on Sunday, December 11th at the East Central Fieldhouse where they will play Shelbyville at 2:00 PM and North Decatur at 4:00 PM.Batesville Boys 5th Grade Basketball.The 5th grade Bulldogs traveled to Jac-Cen-Del High School and defeated North Decatur 31-10 in their first game of the day. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 10-0 lead on the Chargers taking an 18-3 lead at the half. Conner Drake led the team in scoring with 10 points, while Jack Grunkemeyer added 9 and Landon Oldham 5. Grunkemeyer pulled down 7 rebounds, while Brendan Heiser and Sam Johnson dished out two assists. Gus Prickel was solid on defense against speedy Kaden Muckerhide from North Decatur.In game two the Bulldogs played a hard fought, physical contest against the Rushville Lions and came away with the victory, 23-17. The game went down to the wire as the young Lions made it a two point contest with a three pointer from the top of the key with under two minutes remaining. After a time out by the Bulldogs, the team kept its composure against the full court press and put the game away with great ball handling and defense. Grunkemeyer led the team in scoring with 9 and Chris Lewis had 5. Grunkemeyer remained a horse in the lane garnering another 7 boards for the squad, while Prickel and Lewis each added an assist.The 5th graders are now (6-0) in Dirt Road League and are in action next on Sunday, December 11th at Milan High School where they will play Greensburg at 2:00 PM and South Decatur at 4:00 PM.Batesville Boys 4th Grade Basketball.The 4th Grade Bulldogs traveled to Union County and defeated Centerville and Tri to push their record to (5-1) in Dirt Road League. The team will next be in action on Sunday, December 11th at Batesville Primary School at 1:00 PM vs. New Palestine and at 3:00 vs. Milan.Batesville Boys 3rd Grade Basketball.The 3rd Grade Bulldogs travled to Milan High School and defeated East Central 22-3. In the second contest of the day, the young squad defeated Jac-Cen-Del 33-16 to push their record in Dirt Road League to (6-0). The 3rd graders are in action next Sunday, December 11th at Union County Middle School at 1:00 PM vs. Union County and at 3:00 PM vs. Centerville.Batesville Boys 2nd Grade Basketball.The 2nd graders opened up their Dirt Road Basketball season with a sudden death overtime win over East Central and followed it up with a close loss to Greensburg. The team will next be in action on Sunday, December 11th at Milan Elementary at 1:00 PM vs. Jac-Cen-Del and at 1:50 PM vs. Milan.Good luck to all the Bulldog Teams!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Paul Drake.
Area Boys Basketball Scores.Thursday (2-9)Milan 62 Jac-Cen-Del 25Batesville 37 Rushville 34Bulldogs JV won 45-37Connersville 44 East Central 36Lawrenceburg 68 Madison 52
Several times this year on Coaches Corner we wondered how old the Rushville basketball gymnasium was. Thanks to an article sent to me by Charles Veerkamp of Greensburg, I now know.In 1926 Rushville constructed the Memorial Gymnasium. They did so not only to keep the sectional tourney but to gain the regional tourney as well. They kept the sectional tourney from 1926-71 and the regional tournament from 1926-58.The first game in the gym was between Rushville and Greensburg. The 90th anniversary game also featured Rushville and Greensburg. In that first game of 1926 Greensburg jumped out to an early lead, but Rushville won the game. The game in 2016 turned out exactly the same way–with Rushville winning the game late.Ironically, this year the old gym was filled to capacity for a girls sectional game between Rushville and Greensburg. Unfortunately for Greensburg, the results turned out the same. Rushville won a hard-fought, close game.
Florence Rose Shelp, 87, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Friday, March 3, 2017 at the Aspen Place Health Campus in Greensburg. Born October 7, 1929 in Greensburg, Indiana, she was the daughter of Earl and Esther (Hankins) Bruner. Florence worked at Minears Clothing Store for several years. She was married to Henry R. Shelp on December 14, 1946 and he preceded her in death on November 20, 2006. She is survived by one son, Larry (Evelyn) Shelp, Seymour; one daughter, Cheryl Ann (Larry) Abshear, Metamora; three sisters, Linda Drew, Mabel Williams, Eloise Remmler; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one son, Garry R. Shelp; two brothers, Thomas Bruner, Donald Bruner; one sister, Nancy Martin. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 9 to 11:00 a.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at the funeral home with Rev. Rob Edwards officiating. Interment will be held in the Shelby Cemetery in Rexville, Indiana. Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com