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  • Series 3, Part 6
“America, life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness”
    In last week’s edition, the importance of articulating thoughts through writing was highlighted as a significant contributing factor to the development and preservation of American history. The specific documentation explored throughout the series has proved the importance of historical writings, when considering the context of our Declaration of Independence is based on other recorded thoughts, declarations, theories, and beliefs.
  • Huntersville, Batesville’s oldest beginning
    2021 marks the 184th anniversary of the founding of Huntersville Evangelical Protestant Church, now known as St. John’s United Church of Christ. The founding of the church in 1836 marked the beginning of a community centered around  Huntersville platted in 1841. Huntersville is now the oldest part of present-day Batesville.
  • Series 3, Part 3
“America, life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness”
    Before the Declaration of Independence:
    • “They were a most unusual group of colonists. Instead of noblemen, craftsmen, and servants -
     the types of people who had founded Jamestown in Virginia - these were, 
    for the most part, families - men, women, and children who were
     willing to endure almost anything if it meant they could worship as they pleased.”
    — Nathaniel Philbrick
  • Ripley County named for General Eleazer Wheelock ripley
    The history behind the naming of Ripley County
  • BHS baseball youth night
    Youth League night May 7.
  • Series 3, Part 2
“America, life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness”
    There were a total of twenty-seven grievances in the Declaration of Independence regarding the conduct of the King and British Government including:
    • “For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury.”
    • “For abolishing the free system of English Laws in a neighboring Province, establishing there in an Arbitrary government and enlarging its boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies.”
  • Series 3, Part 1
“America, life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness
    “You will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make a good use of it.”
    John Adams, second President of the United States of America
    Small Business Destination - 46 weeks, 46 local businesses.
  • Start the Conversation
    Eight weeks ago, I started my second “School of Thought”series, “A personal view of Mental Health.” The series was seven weeks and a dive into my mental illness, Bipolar 2 disorder. Seven
  • A Personal View of Mental Health, Series 2, Finale
    “Local expert & community members weigh-in” is the final week for Series 2 - “A personal view of mental health.”
  • Letter from the Doctor
    The letter purchased from eBay sent by a doctor who arrived in Batesville in 1888, stated hints about what Batesville must have been like in 1888.
  • Amack's Well is taking donations
    Amack's Well Community Coffee House
  • Smiling Eyes
    The morning of my first vaccine rollout volunteer assignment greeted me with six inches of snow in southeast Indiana after a typical forecast of two inches. I knew the vaccine center would be forced to close if the county went to “red alert,” but everything I could find online that morning said we were still a go.
  • Margaret Mary Health Blood Drive
    Margaret Mary Health, in conjunction with Hoxworth Blood Center, is hosting a blood drive 8 AM to 5 PM in a donor bus outside the hospital.
  • Deadline approaching for Mauri Williamson Barn Preservation Grant
    The Indiana Barn Foundation’s Mauri Williamson Barn Preservation Grant Fund launched a matching-grant program in 2018 with the purpose of assisting Indiana barn owners in repairing and maintaining their historic barns. This program is intended to meet two of the primary objectives of the organization— promoting barn preservation and actively saving heritage barns. 
  • Local Resident prepares for release of second book
    Approximately four years ago, Batesville resident Sabrina Andonegui Meneses shared her idea of authoring a children's book with her husband and her two children, and now she is preparing for the release of her second children's picture book. 
  • Local farmer cooperative to continue providing fresh options through winter
    Beginning operations just in June, Hoosier Harvest Market Southeast (HHM-SE) will remain open throughout the winter months as a response to the support it has received from area residents. 
  • BCEF awards nearly 5k in grants to BCSC
    With a wide variety of grants that focus on students' varying needs—from the latest technology to back-to-basics paperback books­—the Batesville Community Education Foundation (BCEF) has awarded the Batesville Community School Corporation (BCSC) nearly $5,000 in grants during its fall granting cycle.
  • Start the New Year Right
    Walk of the holidays starting in January!
    The holiday season can be a joyous time for many families, but they can be challenging for families affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
Sunday, June 13, 2021
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