Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

December 31, 2013

Violence a presence in 2013 news

(Continued)

8. Members of Catholic churches in the Batesville Deanery learned June 6 how their parishes will be restructured. Archbishop Joseph Tobin held a press conference at St. Louis Church, where he announced his decisions that will affect 30 parishes. Twelve churches have closed or will close: Holy Guardian Angels; St. Mary of the Rock; St. Anne; St. John the Baptist; St. Joseph; St. Martin; St. Paul; St. Denis; St. Mary Magdalene; St. Pius; St. John the Evangelist; and St. Maurice, St. Maurice. Those parishes are in the process of merging with remaining churches. Other churches are being linked and partnered to consolidate services.

The archbishop told some dismayed listeners, “I think this was a respectful process, and I think the archdiocese is going to be healthier, even though that doesn’t take away your pain.”

9. Principals at three of four Batesville public schools began their leadership roles last summer. Batesville High School principal Andy Allen, 35, taught U.S. government there for six years and filled in as interim assistant principal for two months before leaving to gain two years of assistant principal experience, first at North Decatur Junior-Senior High School near Greensburg, then at Plainfield High School near Indianapolis. He served as BHS associate principal for four years. Allen is one of several organizers of Team Batesville, a community health initiative.

David Strouse was approved as the new Batesville Middle School principal, effective July 1. The 38-year-old’s achievements as Greensburg Junior High School principal for the previous three years included increasing the amount of instructional time for each class by 13 percent, implementing the state’s RISE teacher evaluation system as a pilot school during the 2011-12 school year, starting reading and math remediation programs and designing collaboration time into the school day.

Heather Haunert was named Batesville Primary School principal July 15. The 39-year-old began her career as a BPS third-grade teacher for one year, then worked as an office manager at Lingeman Medical Products, Indianapolis, for three years before returning here. She served as the media specialist at BPS and Batesville Intermediate School from 2000-06, then was the instructional technology specialist at BPS, BIS and St. Louis School from 2006-08 before switching to teaching fifth grade reading and language arts at BIS.

Text Only
Local News
  • Five new cars and trailer burn on interstate Six Batesville firefighters responded to a car-carrier truck fire on westbound Interstate 74 just behind Batesville High School at 11:25 a.m. Sunday, July 27, according to Fire Chief Todd Schutte. The chief also called for tanker support from Oldenbu

    July 29, 2014

  • nws - bv072914 - cincinnati orchestra Symphony highlights arts council's 25th anniversary The Franklin County Arts Council, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary, was established when Franklin County High School opened in Brookville.Vice President Patti Wilhelm, Brookville, who has been involved with the organization for 24 years, re

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • nws - bv072914 chinese classroom Educators work and play in China ”I loved China!” raves Batesville Middle School language arts and special education teacher Alex Davis, who worked in Beijing with five other Batesville Community School Corp. educators June 28-July 18 to sharpen the English skills of Chinese incomin

    July 29, 2014 2 Photos

  • State police post meth lab closures online Area residents can search a new Web-based listing of meth lab addresses in Ripley and Franklin counties. The Indiana State Police unveiled the online database on the Indiana Methamphetamine Investigation System Web site, www.in.gov/meth. It lists not

    July 29, 2014

  • nws - bv072514 - BCSC lowery leaves Lowery leaves school board Batesville resident Chris Lowery’s appointment as Ivy Tech Community College Columbus/Southeast chancellor caused him to resign from the Batesville Community School Corp. board July 21.He has been a District 3 trustee for a dozen years, serving as bo

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • National Night Out set for Aug. 4 Area residents can enjoy a grill-out and pool party by attending the local National Night Out Monday, Aug. 4, from 5:30-8 p.m. at the Batesville Memorial Pool. Sponsored by the Coalition for a Drug-Free Batesville and the Fraternal Order of Police, t

    July 25, 2014

  • Batesville Summer Bash starts Aug. 1 The third annual Batesville Summer Bash begins at 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 1, and runs until 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, in downtown Batesville. The event features sidewalk sales, including home-based business booths; the Saturday morning farmers’ market an

    July 25, 2014

  • Shell building site determined The Batesville Economic Development Commission pinpointed where to construct a shell building within the city’s vacant industrial park July 18.Consultant Greg Martz of GM Development, New Castle, recommended a 7-acre site just east of Merkel Road and

    July 25, 2014

  • Babe Ruth Tournament benefits the whole community Local leaders pointed out the benefits resulting from hosting the 10 and under Central Indiana Babe Ruth Tournament at The Plex here July 10-13. Seven teams participated in the tourney, bringing more than 120 young players to Batesville, plus familie

    July 25, 2014

  • Brother charged in shooting

    July 23, 2014