Batesville, In— The journey has begun and Santa Claus is on the way!Members of the U.S. Military will track Santa and provide an escort through U.S. airspace. Santa’s progress will be tracked online here.The North American Aerospace Defense Command – or NORAD – is responsible for tracking every flight over the U.S. and Canada. NORAD will use U.S. Department of Defense satellites and technology to keep the journey on track. They will monitor his flight and even provide fighter jet escorts – if the need should arise over North America.This year, more than 1,250 volunteers, including some elves, will be in NORAD’s call center, providing updates in as many as eight languages.
Batesville Swimming traveled to Southwestern High School in Hanover on Thursday night to take on the Rebels.In the opening meet of 2019, the Batesville Bulldogs came away with a win for both the men and women. Finals scores for the meet, Women: Batesville – 86, Southwestern – 58. Men: Batesville – 96, Southwestern – 52.“Our men’s team hadn’t won a dual meet all last season nor in the first half of this season. It was great to see the teamwork pay off and come away with an overall meet win.” said Coach Greg McMullen. “Our women have been able to face off with similar sized teams to earn a few wins early on in the season.”Event winners:– Women’s 200 Medley Relay (Halle Renck, Allison Storms, Maria Lopez, Gwen Martin)– Men’s 200 M.R. (Sean Callahan, Kyler Daulton, Ethan Brewer, Mason Enneking)– W 50 Free – Storms– M 100 Fly – Benjamin Moster– W 100 Free – Kate Poltrack– M 100 Free – Brewer– W 200 Free Relay – Jenna Ertel, Sonja Gaulin, Poltrack, Claire Sunderman– M 100 Breast – Callahan– W 400 Free Relay – Martin, Gaulin, Lopez, Storms)– M 400 Free Relay – Brewer, Enneking, Kyler Daulton, CallahanNext up for the Bulldogs is the EIAC Championship, hosted at South Dearborn at 10:00am on Saturday January 5.
With the successes of our high school program this season, we now turn our attention to the foundation of our program, the Club Team. ECST has always had a strong showing at Divisionals and this season will be no exception. With 35 athletes in attendance this season, we hope to continue to prove why the East Central Swim Team is the premier program in SE Indiana. I look forward to seeing great swims, state cuts, and happy kids. Congrats to all our athletes that have made it to this point and good luck to the AquaTrojans at Divisionals this weekend.East Central Swim Team Divisional TeamCourtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.
Carthage, IN—Indiana Conservation Officers assisted with the rescue of five people from a home surrounded by floodwaters in Hancock County Saturday evening.At approximately 11:15 p.m., Hancock County dispatch received a call regarding five people stranded in a home near the 8500 block of 300 South in Carthage.Upon arrival, responders discovered the home, which was located approximately 1/4 mile off the main roadway, was surrounded by floodwaters from nearby Six Mile Creek. The only access in or out of the home was under multiple feet of swift-moving water.Using a boat and swift-water rescue equipment, responders reached the home and rescued one adult and four juveniles, with floodwaters only feet from reaching the cabin.Indiana Conservation Officers were assisted by Hancock County Joint Technical Rescue Team. This team consists of the Greenfield Fire Department and Sugar Creek Fire Department. Also assisting was Charlottesville Fire Department, Fountaintown Fire Department, Hancock County Sheriff’s Department, and Hancock County Emergency Operation Center 911 Dispatchers.
Indianapolis, IN— Governor Eric J. Holcomb recently announced grant funding for increased traffic enforcement at school-bus stops. About 230 Indiana police agencies receive federal grants for highly visible traffic enforcement including speeding, aggressive driving, and school bus stop-arm violations. The Indiana Criminal Justice Institute is awarding approximately $380,000 to 39 agencies for overtime school-bus stop enforcement over the next two months.Gov. Holcomb signed a new school-bus safety law that took effect July 1. State law requires a school bus to use flashing lights and extend its stop arm while loading and unloading students along a roadway. State law also requires drivers to stop while the arm is extended. On highways divided by a physical barrier or unimproved median, traffic traveling in the opposite direction as the school bus may proceed with due caution.Law-enforcement agencies awarded additional grant funding are listed below in alphabetical order. Police agencies may apply for future traffic-enforcement grants, including school-bus stop enforcement grants, through Aug. 30 by clicking here.Area recipients of the funds include:Connersville Police: $3,111Decatur County Sheriff: $3,000Jackson County Sheriff: $39,680Seymour Police: $3,000
Statewide—Anything government-owned, including the DMV and public libraries, is most likely going to be closed. The U.S. Postal Service will not deliver mail Monday, and U.S. post offices are closed, as well.Banks are generally closed, although ATMs are always available if you need to deposit a check or get some cash.
Vevay, IN—Switzerland County officials have announced a covid-19 hotline available in Switzerland County. If you have questions about the Corona virus, a hotline volunteer is there to help Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4 pm at 812-427-4499.
Week #4 ScoresEast Central 36 Franklin County 12Batesville 48 Rushville 14North Decatur 44 Oldenburg 0Lawrenceburg 56 Greensburg 14Union County 40 Hagerstown 21Seymour 47, Jennings County 7Bedford North Lawrence 41 Madison 28Triton Central 33 Monrovia 20New Castle 55 Shelbyville 0[Canceled] Milan vs. South DecaturCoaches’ CommentsEast Central head football coach, Jake Meiners, chats with WRBI’s Jerry Stenger and Caz Burdette following his team’s win over Franklin County…Batesville head football coach, Evan Ulery, talks to WRBI’s Terrance Arney and Tom Snape following his team’s domination of Rushville…
Nigeria head coach, Gernot Rohr, believes Victor Osimhen has an opportunity to join a “very big” Premier League club in the summer transfer window amid speculation linking the forward with Manchester United, Chelsea and Liverpool.Osimhen, 21, has established himself as one of the finest attacking players in Ligue 1 and was having an outstanding season with Lille before the coronavirus crisis brought French football to a halt, racking up 13 goals and four assists across the campaign. Only Neymar, Moussa Dembele, Wissam Ben Yedder and Kylian Mbappe have scored more goals than the youngster in the French top flight this term.Osimhen’s form has not gone unnoticed across the channel, with United, Liverpool and Chelsea all eyeing summer moves for the Nigerian, and his manager at international level has urged him to make the leap.Rohr said: “Victor Osimhen will have a very big opportunity to go from Lille perhaps to the Premier League or Italy to a very, very big club.“This is a success for him but also for the Super Eagles to have players at Champions League clubs.“If we have players playing at a very high level for their clubs, our level in the Super Eagles will be growing also.” Though Rohr understands why Osimhen may be hesitant over a move, he’s confident the striker has the ability to play at the top level.He added: “If he stays for another season it would be good for him because he’s playing.“If he’s going to a very big club – you have seen the clubs that are ready to buy him now – it’s not so sure that he will play because there’s big competition for starting places in the team.“If he’s staying in Lille it would be good because he would progress, we are sure about it.“But he’s also able now, because he’s progressing so much, to play for a very big club. “It’s depending, if he has competition it will be better to play at a better club than Lille.“If he’s not playing, it’s not so good for him because a young player like him has to play to progress.”Back in April, Osimhen revealed his ambitions to join a “very big club in England” and thanked Nigeria teammate Odion Ighalo for the advice he’s given him at the start of his career.“Of course, one day I’d like to play for a big club in England,” he told The Independent.RelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Rohr lists Musa, Ekong, 23 others for Cote d’Ivoire, Tunisia friendlies Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain “I’ve spoken to Odion about it. He gave me very good advice, he’s a legend and a big brother.“My goal is to play at one of the biggest clubs in the world but now I’m very happy in Lille.“My priority is to play a lot of games. Signing for a big club and being on the bench is not exciting for me.”Tags: ‘Big Clubs’ChelseaEnglish Premier LeagueGernot RohrLiverpoolManchester UnitedSummer Transfer WindowSuper EaglesVictor Osimhen
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Arsenal, Wolves want Michael Olise Ings not interested in leaving Saints, Southampton manager says Wolverhampton Wanderers Boss Nuno Espirito Santo is proud of his side’s achievements given the size of their squad, but admits the club will need to bring in new faces.Wolves’ 1-0 defeat by Sevilla in the Europa League quarter-finals on Tuesday brought an end to their season that lasted 383 days with 59 games. Wolves used just 21 players in Premier League matches this season, fewer than any other team, while as many as eight players featured in at least 50 games in all competitions.“It’s a small squad and we must be really proud, but now we need to make good decisions so we do not make mistakes like we did before. We need more players that can help us,” Nuno, 46, said.“It’s a short break, you cannot stop and start again. We now have to prepare well for this period, we have to rest. This is the best way and we will look at how we did things.”Arsenal’s FA Cup triumph means Wolves will not be a part of the Europa League next season in spite of their seventh-place finish in the Premier League.Reuters/NAN. Tags: Manager Nuno Espirito SantoNew playersNew SigningsPremier LeagueWolverhampton Wanderers