Search Warrant Nets One, More Arrests Could Follow

first_imgA Laurel woman is behind bars and more arrests are expected, according to police.The Franklin County Sheriffs Department executed a search warrant for Norma Wren, 34, of Laurel, at the Pearl Street Apartments in Laurel on Friday around 10:30p.m.The warrant stemmed from an investigation in 2013 that was conducted by the Franklin County Drug Task Force.Wren was arrested on the charge of Dealing in a Schedule I,II,or III controlled substance as a class B felony. She is currently lodged in the Franklin County Security Center in lieu of $25,000 bond.If convicted, Wren could receive up to 20 years with the Department of Corrections and faces fines up to $10,000.Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.last_img read more

Batesville Football Week #1 Recap

first_imgBulldogs are 1-0 after an exciting game vs Jennings County! Next up is Milan on Friday @ Milan starting at 7pm!Batesville Football Week 1 RecapBe sure to check out the info regarding donations made to the Batesville Football program in the offseason.Be sure to check out the Batesville Football Alumni page on Facebook. of Bulldogs Assistant Coach Eric Feller.last_img

Police: Drunk Teen Threatened Woman, Others

first_imgSt. PAUL, Ind. –A teenager is facing a list of charges after being arrested for threatening multiple people while intoxicated, police said.Decatur County deputies arrested 19-year-old Johnathon L. Johnson on suspicion of felony Intimidation, and misdemeanor charges of Battery, Battery Resulting in Bodily Injury and Illegal Consumption of an Alcoholic Beverage.Police were called to a location near the St. Paul gymnasium Wednesday night in reference to a drunk man “trying to pick up girls,” the Greensburg Daily News reports.Johnson allegedly admitted to underage drinking and registered a .21 during a breathalyzer test.Police received multiple complaints in reference to Johnson.  One woman told police that she was approached by Johnson, and when she declined sex, he grabbed her throat and threatened to kill her and her child, the newspaper reports.Another man alleged Johnson grabbed him and threatened to cut his throat.The suspect is also accused of yelling racial slurs at basketball players at the gym, and harassing females.According to the newspaper, an initial court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 16, 2015.last_img read more

Greensburg Police Chief resigns; Interim named

first_imgGreensburg Police Chief Stacey Chasteen resigned citing personal reasons.GREENSBURG, Ind. – Stacey Chasteen cited personal reasons for her resignation as Greensburg police chief on Monday, December 1.The veteran law enforcement officer began her career as a police dispatcher in 1993 and was promoted through the ranks eventually being named police chief three years ago.Greensburg Mayor Gary Herbert said, “The City of Greensburg will miss her kindness and her dedication to her job and the many things that she has taken part of in our community to make Greensburg a better place to live.”Lt. Brendan Bridges will begin serving as interim police chief on Sunday. Bridges has worked his entire 13-year career with the Greensburg Police Department.He is the son of Bob Bridges, who served as Rushville’s mayor from 2000-2007.“We have much enthusiasm with Brendan accepting this position and look forward to his leadership to continue to make Greensburg a better place to live,” Herbert said in a statement.last_img read more

Player Fitness

first_imgButler University’s basketball team is into fitness analytics.  You might ask “what is this?”  It is a growing trend in all sports today.  It starts with body fat of the player.  Most experts want the body fat to be in the 7-11% category.  This is considered top-playing weight.St. Vincent Sports Medicine has everything you might want to know in sports analytics.  They can tell you about additives, vitamins, and statistics on every aspect of an athlete’s body.  They deal with things like cell recovery for sprinters and other runners, cell reaction during all aspects of exercise, and how to warm up and cool down for games as well as practice.Today is not enough to just know X’s and O’s of coaching.  You have to know about all parts of the human body and how it functions under stress.last_img read more

Martha J. Hammerle

first_imgMartha J. Hammerle, age 80 of Batesville, died Monday, February 1, 2016 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus. Born October 17, 1935 in Richmond, Indiana, she is the daughter of Irene (Nee: Baumer) and Joseph Vogelgesang. She married William Hammerle July 2, 1966 in Richmond and he preceded her in death in April of 1982. A member of St. Louis Church and the Knights of St. John’s Ladies Auxiliary, Martha spent 40 years as the bookkeeper for Hirt & Ellco and the last 12 years with Eckstein Heating and Cooling.Limited mobility didn’t stop Martha from enjoying many hobbies. An avid I.U. basketball, Colts and Reds fan, she was also fond of occasional trips to the casino and a regular at Thursday night bingo at St. Louis until recent years. Other interests included romance novels, jigsaw puzzles and movies on the Hallmark Channel. Apparently Martha was also extremely competitive and very fond of Yahtzee, along with her neighbors. Games were weekly and phone calls during that time were met with “not now” and a click. By not winning, you could expect to have “loser” taped to your mailbox. According to the kids, mom wasn’t the greatest cook, but were quick to point out that no known cases of food poisoning have been reported. What was most important to Martha was family. She dearly loved having her grandchildren around and was also very close to her nieces and nephews.She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law JoLynn and Joe Eckstein of St. Leon, Indiana; son and daughter-in-law John and Patti Hammerle of Brownsburg, Indiana; brothers Jim Vogelgesang of Richmond, Indiana, Don Vogelgesang of St. Augustine, Florida and five grandchildren. In addition to her husband an parents, she is also preceded in death by her sister Ruth Vogelgesang.Visitation is Thursday, February 4th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home. Funeral services are 10 a.m. Friday, February 5th, at St. Louis Church with Rev. Alan Hirt O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice.last_img read more

Laney Elva Benning

first_imgLaney Elva Benning, 82, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Monday, August 8, 2016.She was born on August 21, 1933 in Rock Creek, Kentucky, daughter of the late Albert Litton and Tressie Hamlin Litton.Laney worked as a Computer Operator for Clopay, retiring after over 30 years of service.Surviving are her husband of 35 years, Billy Benning of Lawrenceburg, Indiana; sisters, Freda McMillion of Milford,OH, Barbara Weathers of Franklin, Indiana, Connie Parker of Armathwaite, TN. as well as many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Seva Myers, Opal Ray, Oda Humfleet and brothers Arlas and RJ Litton.Friends will be received Thursday, August 11, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday at 11:00 am with Michael Weathers officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana 47001.Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. If you are 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.comlast_img read more

Greensburg woman arrested after fight

first_imgA Greensburg woman was arrested after several 911 calls regarding a fight on North Carver Street in Greensburg.Tana R. Adams, 29, was arrested on Wednesday and charged on Thursday.Police say after the first 911 call, officers observed some drywall damage, but no physical injuries to anyone other than a few scrapes to Adams’ hands.Officers remained on scene for around an hour to let each party calm down.Around 90 minutes after the first call, another came into dispatch from the same location regarding a fight in the front yard.When officers arrived, they observed Adams attempting to hit another individual.Police say the victims had injuries, and police saw signs of an altercation in the kitchen.Police say Adams remained worked up, and was immediately transported to the Decatur County Jail, where she was administered a portable breathalyzer test and has a positive reading at .219.Adams was arrested on charges of Domestic Battery, Battery, and Disorderly Conduct.last_img read more

Indiana Field of Dreams

first_imgEveryone knows about the Field of Dreams in Iowa because it became a hit movie.  How many of you know about the Indiana Field of Dreams located in Shelbyville?In 1980 Jim Sleeth, Sr., decided he wanted to turn a tract of land he owned near Shelbyville into a Field of Dreams for his son and other youth in the area.  He turned a corn field into 2 softball diamonds. These 2 fields are the hub of what is now Blue River Park.In 2010 the city of Shelbyville Park Board got involved with this recreational area.  Today there are more softball diamonds, soccer fields, and a walking trail.  Also, in this same area is a cross country course.  If you are looking for this park, it is located near the Wal-Mart and partly visible from the interstate.last_img read more

Fall Softball

first_imgWe just got back from a trip to see our daughter & son-in-law’s family in Minnesota.  Besides just wanting to see them, our granddaughter was participating in a 12 and under fall softball state championship series.  This tournament was a conclusion to their fall softball league.  Audrey was a pitcher in the summer league, but this fall she played outfield and some infield since she was the youngest member of the team.  It was great fun begin there to watch her.This is the first time I have heard of extending a normal summer program into the fall.  Besides that fact, the temperatures were certainly not fall like.  The Saturday of the tournament found a temperature of 92 degrees.  Instead of us being wrapped up in blankets and coats they were taking ice to the players to keep them from suffering heat exhaustion.  Audrey’s 5-year old brother, Andrew, put an ice pack on his head, and he was just watching.Maybe there is something to this global warming!last_img read more