A family health fair will be held Saturday, September 21, from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. at Franklin County High School.The Franklin County Family Health Fair is presented by United Way of Franklin County, Stayin’ Alive of Franklin County, Fayette Regional HealthPlex in Brookville and WRBI.The fair will offer free health screenings, kid friendly activities including demonstrations by local fire and emergency departments, and door prizes.“This will benefit all of the residents in Franklin County,” said Melinda Brown, the Executive Director for Stayin’ Alive. “This is a way for the whole family to participate in a health fair for free.”The Franklin County Family Health Fair is located in the cafeteria of the high school.
After 36 years of service in Indiana District 43, Nugent will not seek re-election.State Sen. Johnny Nugent (R-Lawrenceburg) announced today he will not seek re-election to Senate District 43 in 2014.“Volunteering to retire from the Senate has been one of my more difficult decisions. However, after a great amount of thoughtful prayer and quiet personal reflection, I have concluded that it’s time to pass the torch,” Nugent said. “Genuine respect and consideration of my wife and family, business and health all weighed heavily on my decision to decline running for re-election. I will forever remain grateful to all of the folks in Senate District 43 for the faith they have placed in me over the years.”Nugent invited community business and political leaders to Perfect North Slopes on Monday Dec. 2 for an announcement. According to a press release, he will endorse small business owner and community leader Chip Perfect to succeed him.Nugent, a former Majority Floor Leader of the Senate Majority Caucus, was first elected to the State Senate in 1978. Previously, he served on the Dearborn County Board of Commissioners from 1966 to 1974, where he was the youngest commissioner ever elected in Indiana at the age of 26. Nugent also served seven years in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve.During his time at the Statehouse, Nugent served as chair of the Senate Agriculture and Small Business Committee for more than 20 years. He also served as chair of the Roads and Transportation Committee, and was ranking member of the Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee.Since his first days in the legislature, Nugent has been determined to help constituents in Southern Indiana. He authored legislation to exempt taxes on heating fuel for residents in Indiana. He also authored a bill requiring that disciplinary action taken against doctors be reported to the Medical Licensing Board. In addition, he sponsored legislation requiring school bus drivers to undergo criminal history checks.Nugent has also worked on behalf of Hoosier servicemen and women to ensure veterans receive the recognition they deserve for protecting our freedom. He repeatedly co-authored and supported efforts to honor Purple Heart recipients in Indiana. He co-authored legislation to create Purple Heart license plates as well as a bill to expand education benefits for all Purple Heart recipients in Indiana. In 2005, Nugent co-authored legislation to support Indiana National Guard troops while on active duty deployments, and ensure their education benefits upon their return.While Nugent served in the Senate, he has authored a number of pro-Second Amendment bills including Indiana’s “Castle Doctrine” as well as the nation’s first lifetime concealed carry permit. In addition, he’s been a strong supporter of hunters’ rights throughout his tenure.All of his adult life, Nugent has been heavily involved in his community. He is a “Life Member” of the National Rifle Association (NRA) and serves on the NRA Board of Directors. He’s also a “Life Member” of the Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association. Nugent serves as a member of the Murat Shrine Temple of Indianapolis, Southeastern Indiana Shrine Club and the Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce. Nugent is also a fifty-year member of Lawrenceburg Masonic Lodge #4 and a former member of the Dearborn County Hospital Board of Trustees.Senate President Pro Tem David Long (R-Fort Wayne) lauded Nugent as dedicated servant of the Indiana State Senate. “Johnny Nugent has been a great leader and voice for the people of southeastern Indiana for more than 35 years. He will be greatly missed by his constituents, as well as every Hoosier who values an experienced and patriotic voice for our state. I will personally miss his institutional knowledge, his savvy, and also his friendship,” Long said. “I believe I can speak for all of his colleagues within the Indiana Senate in saying that we each wish Johnny great happiness and fulfillment in his retirement from public service.”During his tenure in the Indiana General Assembly, Nugent has served the following counties: Bartholomew, Dearborn, Decatur, Jackson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley, Union, Franklin, Switzerland and Fayette.Source: Office of State Senator Johnny Nugent
WRBI Area Boys Basketball Scores (2-20)Milan 54 Rising Sun 37Southwestern Shelby 35 North Decatur 24
Batesville Girls Soccer Teams defeated The Seymour Lady Owls.JV Score – Batesville 6 – Seymour 0The Batesville JV lady Bulldogs defeated the Seymour Owls. Sophie Meadows led the team with two goals. Also scoring for the bulldogs was Taylor Rowlett, Kelsey Huffner, Nicole Redwine, and Audrey Weigel. The defense continues to hold strong keeping a scoreless season. The JV bulldogs play Lawrenceburg next Tuesday.V Score – Batesville 5 – Seymour 1The Lady Bulldogs Varsity team defeated the Seymour Owls by a score of 5-1. The Bulldogs played hard from the start of the whistle and the score reflected their work ethic. “Tonight, we made a huge step in the right direction as to where we need to be at the end of the season. The girls were communicating, stepping hard to the ball, and finishing when given the chance.” Morgan Puente started off the scoring the first 2 goals for Batesville. Sylvia Phillips and Megan Doll assisted Puente on the goals. Shelby Rupp put the Lady Bulldogs up 3-0 with 7:00 to go in the first half. Kira Hertel hit a beautiful corner and Rupp met up with the ball midflight to put it into the back of the net.The defense held strong the entire first half and never let Seymour get pressure on our goal. Karsen Worthington, defender, added the 4th goal of the game with 1:30 to play in the first half. She made a run up from center defense and was able to chip the Seymour keeper from 30 yards out. The 2nd half started out with a different story. Seymour became energized and started putting our team on their heels for the first 10 minutes. They were able to use their speed to get around our defense and put a goal into the back of the net. After this goal, Batesville settled back in and ended the rest of Seymour’s counterattacks. Rupp added her second goal of the match on an assist from Phillips with 13:00 to play to make the final score 5-1.“Rupp’s goal was one of the best of the early season as she timed her run and finish perfectly.” Batesville Coach Kyle Laker.Batesville participates in the Batesville Invitational this weekend and they play their first game against Rising Sun at 10:00.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.
The North Decatur Varsity won in 4 games over Eastern Hancock. 17-25, 25-23, 25-19, 25-19.ND JV won in 3 games over Eastern Hancock. 25-17, 13-25, 15-10Varsity Record is now 10-10.Play Hauser tonight at NDHS.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Mark Burry.
Last night was another home game for the 7th and 8th grade Lady Cardinals. The 7th grade lost in a close game and the 8th grade won in another close game.The 7th grade lost with a score of 13-20. Scoring for SLS were Emma Weberding with 6, Ava Allen with 5, and Kate Voegele with 2. All the girls worked hard on offense and defense but just fell short. Good game ladies.The 8th grade won with a score of 31-26. Scoring for SLS were Pam Meneses with 10, Grace Eckstein with 7, Betsy Harmeyer with 5, Lauren Gutzwiller with 4, Hannah Fulton and Lilly Wonnell with 2 each, and Emma Weberding with 1. These girls kicked it in the 4th quarter to take a lead and win the game. It wasn’t an easy win but super proud of them for sticking with it and making it happen.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp.
Margaret Hastings, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away May 1, 2017 in Lawrenceburg IN.She was born July 28, 1936 in Chicago, IL, daughter of the late Edward and Marie DoranShe served her country as a member of the United States Navy.Margaret worked as a secretary for Schenley Distillery.She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, and a member of Aurora American Legion. Margaret loved animals, especially dogs. She enjoyed volunteering at PAWS. Margaret was very patriotic, and proud to have served her country.Surviving are husband, Don Hastings, Sr. of Aurora, IN; children, Mayor Donnie Hastings, Jr. of Aurora, IN, Debbie Walter of San Diego, CA, Billy Hastings of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, A. J Hastings, Ashley Hastings, Patrick Walter, Josh Hastings, Ezra Hastings, Ayden Hastings, Cory Hastings; and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents.Friends will be received Thursday, May 4, 2017, 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, May 5, 2017 at 11:00 am with Father Jack Hartzer officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to PAWS or Aurora Life Squad. 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
Boys Golf results for Thursday (5-18) at Columbus East. Match was played on the East 9 of Otter Creek.Batesville vs. Columbus East Golf (5-18)Team Scores: Columbus East 166, Batesville 213.Match Medalist: Thomas Ruch (+2) 38.Next Match: at Rushville (5-22).Record: 21-18Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Ben Siefert.
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The Lady Wildcats competed against North Decatur at Brook Hill Golf Club. North Decatur was only able to field a 3-person team but that didn’t stop the Lady Cats from beating the school record with a score of 156.They beat the 9-hole record that what set last season by a shot. Senior, Dana Branstetter, was medallist for the night with a score of even par 35. There were also 3 PR’s on the evening – Abby Orschell 39, Maggie Brack 41, and Gracie Graf 43. Kndly Brack contributed with 41.“It’s hard to mentally get up for a meet knowing the other team doesn’t have enough players to put up a team score. This team just went out tonight like it was any other meet and took care of business. Each player has so much potential and I’m glad there gaining the confidence they need to take into the post-season.” Wildcats Coach Marissa Mears.