Tough Penalties To Be Reduced For Recreational Offenses

first_imgThe revised criminal code will lower the penalty for many outdoor recreational offenses. (Photo: Franklin County Government)Those that enjoy the outdoor activities like boating, hunting and fishing may welcome changes to the Indiana criminal code.Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville) was a co-author of the bill that will take effect July 1, 2014.The new law eases dozens of penalties for offenses that occur at a location like Brookville Lake, which is included in McMillin’s district.The revised criminal code eases the penalty on dozens of infractions and gives police and conservation officers and prosecutors more say on enforcement.Infractions such as exceeding the fish catch limit or sounding a boat horn when there is now emergency will be enforced with less penalty.Rather than face losing your boating, fishing or hunting license, or face possible jail time, some offenses will carry just a fine or infraction.If someone is cited for poaching a deer, an automatic $500 fine is handed down. The bill that takes effect this summer will allow a judge to determine the fine and disciplinary action.The changes are part of a larger effort to make penalties more suitable for the offense. While natural resources will remain protected, enforcement will not come at the same criminal cost.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Middle School Volleyball Teams Win Over Lady Eagles

first_imgThe 7th grade volleyball team got off to a slow start Thursday night with an 18-25 loss to Jac-Cen-Del. There was a huge turn-around in the second game. The team hustled and worked together to win the second game of the match by the score 25-18. Belle Wolters helped seal the win with 4 straight service points. The third and deciding game was just as exciting as the team finished with a 15-11 win. Belle Wolters led the team with 7 total service points. Kylie Laker and McKenna DeFreese added 6 and 4 points respectively. DeFreese, Laker, and Laine Struewing had 2 kills each at the net.The BMS 8th grade volleyball team picked up a convincing win over Jac-Cen-Del. Scores were 25-12; 25-21. Anna Bauer was 15 for 16 from the service line scoring 14 points including an impressive 10 aces. Abby Westerfeld chipped in 12 points with 6 aces in the winning effort. Macy Prickel led the front line attack with 5 kills, while Kayla Meyer had a block and 2 kills at the net. Way to go, ladies!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.last_img read more

How About This?

first_imgIn a September 3 game in which the Washington Nationals won 15-1 over Atlanta, Bryce Harper had quite a statistical line for this game.  He did not have an official at bat.  He walked 4 times and drove in a run.  He was the first one in the modern era of baseball to accomplish this feat.  His one RBI came when he walked with the bases loaded.If you see such a line in a major league box score, you may think you are looking at a Little League game.  It is here where a player might get a home run without hitting the ball to an outfielder or he may score 3 or 4 runs without a hit.  Harper’s feat, though, came in a major league game.  Since this had not been done for over 60 years, you know how rare it is.last_img read more

Tim Weberding Woodworking survives Gatlinburg fire

first_imgGATLINBURG, Tenn. — The wildfires that affected Gatlinburg hit a lot closer to home for some.Weberding Carving Shop also has a woodworking shop in Gatliburg.When WRBI reached out to Tim Weberding Jr to see if there was any damage to Tim Weberding Woodworking, he said, “Our shop is fine. We were one of the lucky ones and all of the employees places were safe as well. We’re all doing well. We all feel very blessed. We thank everyone for our thoughts and prayers and Gatlinburg will be better than ever I’m sure.”last_img read more

Mr. Marshall Allen Mathews

first_imgMr. Marshall Allen Mathews, age 86, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on August 18, 1930, in New Marion, Indiana, the loving son of the late, Walter and Mae D. (Demaree) Mathews. He was raised in Vevay, Indiana, where he was a handful and attended the Vevay High School until the 10th grade when he went to work with his uncle for Caterpillar in Illinois. Marshall was inducted into the United States Army Air Force on May 21, 1948. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on February 13, 1950 at the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois. Marshall was inducted into the United States Air Force on February 14, 1950, at the Scott Air Force Base in Illinois, serving during the Korean Conflict. He served in Germany and North Africa. He received the Occupation Medal (German), Good Conduct Medal and the Berlin Airlift Device. He served in the 1254th Air transport Group Special Missions. Marshall was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant on March 5, 1953 in Washington National Airport in Washington, D.C. Marshall was united in marriage on March 21, 1962 at the Ruter Chapel United Methodist Church in Vevay, Indiana, to Lona F. White and to this union arrived a daughter, Michele René and two sons, Michael Ryan and Patrick Allen to bless their home. Marshall was employed as a mechanic where he worked on transmissions for General Motors in Madison, Indiana. He was also employed as a concrete foreman for Solitt Construction Company in Indianapolis, Indiana, where he helped build the Indiana Kentucky Electric Corporation in Madison, Indiana. He was also employed as a marble and ceramic installer for the Vermont Marble Company in Indianapolis, Indiana, until he became disabled in an industrial accident, retiring in 1982 after 20 years of service. Marshall was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and a lifetime member of the Vevay VFW Post #5396. He was also a member of the Whitestown Lutheran Church in Whitestown, Indiana. Marshall resided in the Zionsville community for 20 years and later resided on Smith Ridge in Moorefield, Indiana since 1986. In his early years of life, Marshall enjoyed working on cars, coaching youth football, playing pool and attending to his garden. He also enjoyed fishing, mowing his grass, playing cards and telling jokes. Marshall passed away at 10:35 am, Thursday, January 5, 2017, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Marshall will be dearly missed by his daughter: René Mathews Stewart and her husband: Ryan of Vevay, IN; his sons: Michael Ryan Mathews of St. Petersburg, FL and Patrick Allen Mathews of Clearwater, FL; his grandchildren: Matthew Marshall Mulligan (Airman First Class), John Patrick Mulligan, Alixandra Shank-Mulligan, Gemma Mae Mathews and Tonya (Mathews) Balance; his sisters: Alma Downey of Anderson, IN, and Ione Rodgers of Shelbyville, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Walter and Mae D. (Demaree) Mathews; his grandson: R.J. (Mathews) Balance; his brother: Walter Edwin Mathews; his sisters: Aldean Williams and Freda Lindfors and his nephew: Walter “Wally” Mathews.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, January 9, 2017, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Wayne Daugherty, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion Post #185 and the Vevay VFW Post #5396 in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to the Moorefield Community Fire Department or Alzheimer’s Association. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

Sectional Champs!

first_imgCongratulations to the local champions of the girls sectionals.  In 1A Jac-Cen-Del added another sectional title to their recent run of championships.  In 2A South Ripley won their second consecutive sectional title with an easy win over Milan.In 3A Greensburg outlasted conference foe Batesville for a 6-point win.  Finally, East Central came up 2 points short to Columbus East.Regionals will be held this Saturday.  Follow WRBI for the games they will cover.  Good luck to the teams moving on!last_img read more

Two injured in Ripley County crash

first_imgRipley County, In. — A Saturday evening crash in Ripley County seriously injured two people.A report from the sheriff’s department says at 10:25 p.m. a car driven by Christopher Wilkerson, of Liberty, failed to acknowledge a stop sign at State Road 229 and County Road 650 South. Wilkerson struck another vehicle driven by John Taulbee.Wilkerson and a passenger in the Taulbee vehicle were treated for injuries. There is no word on their condition.last_img

Lady Cardinals Fall Short Against Lady Pirates

first_imgThe St. Louis Cardinals 7th Grade Volleyball team had a tough loss against the Greensburg Lady Pirates 19-25, 25-21, 15-0. Even though this was our best passing game in the 1st 2 sets, the Cardinals struggled in the 3rd set. Kate Weber led the team at the serving line with 18 points for the game followed by Maggie Beiser 3 points, Catherine Streator 2 points, Izzi Price, Rhea Miller and Isabelle Wonnell 1 point each. Ingrid Tuveson and Ava Owens passed solidly so the team could setup the offense.  Weber had the only kill of the game as Lucy Abplanalp and Ella Moster each had strong hits in the game.The 8th Grade Lady Cardinal St. Louis Volleyball team fell short against the the Greensburg Lady Pirates 25-13, 25-18.  Mary Hunter led the team with 7 points followed by Ryanna Phillips and Audrey Beiser with 3 points each and Megan Raab with 1 point. Emma Livers passed the ball well so Kate Weber could set the ball up for the 2 kills by Raab and Isabelle Wonnell.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jennifer Meer.last_img read more

Two killed, two hurt in rail crossing accidents this week

first_imgBartholomew County CrashBatesville, In. — In Bartholomew County Monday at 11:45 p. m. a report from the Indiana State Police says a car driven by Joshua Kelso, 30, was eastbound on County Road 900 North near County Road 250 East in Bartholomew County.  Kelso disregarded a stop sign and crossed into the path of a Louisville-Indiana Railroad train consisting of two engines only.The train collided with the driver’s side of the vehicle.  The force pushed the Jeep down the tracks before it left the tracks and rolled over before coming to a stop. Kelso and a backseat passenger, Justice M. Llewellyn, were both killed. The front seat passenger, Myranda Akers, age 26, was ejected from the vehicle and flown to Methodist Hospital with serious injuries.In Hendricks County, at 11 p.m. Tuesday, a car attempted to beat an Amtrak passenger train by driving around the crossingHendricks County Crasharms at U.S. 136 and County Road 900 East. The unidentified driver was taken to an Indianapolis-area hospital with serious injuries.The train was traveling at 60-miles-per-hour with 91 passengers. The train did not derail and no injuries were reported.last_img read more

Marocchi: ‘Baggio too nice to be like Maradona’

first_img However, Baggio was not always appreciated abroad, nor within the Italian walls. “Roby was like the son-in-law that every father would want for his daughter to marry,” continued Sky Sport Italia pundit Marocchi. “He was reliable, calm, and perhaps that’s why he didn’t get along with his coaches. At the time, a Number 10 had to be a bit like Maradona: womaniser, nights out partying, a few drugs… That’s the only explanation I can possibly find.” Even in an era when refereeing was a little more lenient, Baggio found a way around it. read also:Zanetti: Baggio superior to Ronaldo “Nobody ever stayed at the requisite distance for a free-kick, so he would pass it backward, I’d stop the ball and Baggio would then shoot. I technically got an assist on those!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Divine Ponytail was arguably the greatest Italian player of all time, but was too tactically free to fit in with the rigid management style of the time. “I played six years with Baggio at Juventus and Bologna, so that’s the longest relationship I’ve had with anyone other than my wife,” Marocchi told Sky Sport Italia. “Being a midfielder, I was in a privileged position to watch the beauty of his football. When he had the ball at his feet, that was the most beautiful thing you could see in the sport. “What he won or didn’t win, where he played or didn’t play, that doesn’t matter. Baggio was Baggio, regardless of where he was at that moment.”Advertisement Loading… Roberto Baggio was too nice and clean-cut to be as famous as Diego Maradona, claims former Juventus teammate Giancarlo Marocchi. “A Number 10 was meant to go partying and take drugs.” Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?Here Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?The Best Cars Of All TimeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedThese Popular Hollywood Stars Got Their Start On Soap Operas7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All Timelast_img read more