North Harrison board reinstates Oppel as varsity baseball coach PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    The North Harrison Board of School Trustees voted 3-1 Thursday to reinstate Gregg Oppel as the varsity baseball coach at the high school. Fred Naegele, Gary Byrne, and Fred Renneker voted to reinstate, with Greg Beyerle voting against it. Bobby Chinn was not present at the meeting.
    The board had voted 3-2 in their October meeting to not renew his contract. At that time, Renneker, Chinn, and Beyerle had voted against reinstating Oppel, with Naegele and Byrne voting to renew the contract.
    An emotional Oppel said after the meeting, “I truly am happy to be back. I’m just tickled to be coaching at North Harrison again.”
    Referring to the people in attendance at the meeting, Oppel said, “It’s a humbling experience and you truly never know how much support you have, until something like this happens. It gave me goose bumps to think that many people came here to support me.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:19
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Borden flag football: A great way to teach football fundamentals PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 18 November 2009 00:00
    The Borden Youth Football League offers an early learning flag football division for ages 6 and 7.  This age is a great time to start teaching the game of football to your child.  
    Flag football can also teach life skills that every child needs such as teamwork and responsibility. The flag division level teaches the fundamentals of football, while having fun. The practice schedule is typically two days a week and games are on Saturday mornings. Games for the 2010 season will begin in late August or early September.
    Registration information will be published toward the end of the school year.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 November 2009 14:23
 
Floyd Central loses in semis of Class 4A volleyball state finals PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00
    Floyd Central lost a 25-19, 22-25, 21-25, 25-22, 14-16 decision to the No. 1 ranked Elkhart Memorial squad Saturday at the Class 4A volleyball state finals at Yorktown High School.
    The No. 3 ranked Lady Highlanders led the deciding game 10-4, but Elkhart Memorial rallied in the fifth game to take the win.
    The Lady Highlanders led 14-11 in the fifth game when they were serving, but it wasn’t enough to take the victory.
    This was the third straight year the squad from Floyd Central was defeated in the semi finals of the Class 4A state finals.
    Lady Highlanders’ coach Bart Powell thought that the match got away from his team when they led 10-4 in the fifth game. Powell noted that Floyd didn’t run their usual offense a few times immediately after that and lost the momentum.
    The championship game was won by No. 2 ranked Muncie Central, after they swept Elkhart Memorial 25-19, 25-23, 25-16.
    Floyd Central’s Lady Highlanders close out their season 35-4.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:07
 
Concert to benefit mission trip PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00

    New Life Christian Church of Lanesville will host a full day of activities on Saturday, November 21.
    The event, which includes a corn hole tournament, spaghetti supper and entertainment is free, but a love offering will be taken to help raise funds for Eric Konick and his mission trip.
    Konick is one of more than 100 young men and women who have been chosen to take part in the World Race.     
    He said he developed a passion for missions after hearing a sermon by his pastor, Pete Baumgartle.
    Baumgartle described some of the more dire circumstances facing some smaller countries and Konick said he felt God's call right then and there.
    “I spoke with my pastor after church that day and he asked me 'Well, where do you want to go?' and I told him I didn't know, I just know that I wanna do something!” Konick said.
    That led to Konick being part of a team that headed to Dilkon, Arizona for a week-long mission trip on the Navajo Indian reservation.
    “It was awesome,” Konick said of the trip. “I didn't know what to expect but what I got was more than I ever could have bargained for. I know that the Lord has called me to this awesome field of ministry.”
    Shortly after returning, the opportunity to to take part in the World Race presented itself.
    Konick said after researching the trip, he knew instantly that he wanted to go.
    “I look forward to seeing how God will use me in His ministry and in His world,” he said.
    The trip is costly, but will take those participating to 11 different countries in 11 months. The day of activities is to help raise funds for the trip.
    A meal consisting of spaghetti, salad and homemade rolls will be served beginning at 6 p.m. and the concert will begin at approximately 7 p.m.
    A corn hole tournament will be held prior to the event. The cost to enter the tournament is $10 per team. The team that finishes first will win a set of corn hole boards.
    The music will consist of praise and worship songs as well as some mainstream selections.
    There will be a short intermission and concessions will be available.
    For more information about the concert visit New Life Christian Church's Facebook page or call 812-952-1000.
    New Life Christian Church is located at 8090 Tandy Road in Lanesville.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:11
 
Erica Ruckman honored as Exemplary Teacher PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 11 November 2009 00:00

    According to the Engineering/Technology Educators of Indiana, Erica Ruckman is an exemplary teacher. At least that is what they indicated when awarding her with the Middle School Teacher Excellence award at this year’s Engineering/Technology Educators of Indiana state conference on November 2, 2009.
    Erica is a third year teacher at Highland Hills Middle School in Georgetown. She is currently teaching four periods per day of Technology Education, one period per day of PAWS, and dedicates the 1st period each day to working with a group of students to develop The Summit (HHMS’s yearbook) and The Jaguar News Report (a daily news broadcast that is aired to the entire school each day).
    The Middle School Teacher Excellence award is given each year by the Engineering/Technology Educators of Indiana (E/TEI) to an Engineering/Technology educator who goes above and beyond the normal classroom requirements.  Erica is the secretary for E/TEI and has attended the state conference each of the three years since she has been out of college. Erica has been a presenter at the state conference once and plans to be again in the future.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2009 09:10
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