Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana

Local News

December 31, 2009

Decade of headlines

The top news stories of 2000-09 show how this area has evolved over the past decade

2000:Change at the top

W August “Gus” Hillenbrand, Hillenbrand Industries chief executive officer, announced Oct. 11 he would retire Dec. 1 after a 40-year career. President Frederick Rockwood became the first nonfamily CEO.

2001: National tragedy

As Sept. 11 dawned, what started out to be one tragic jetliner accident turned into a much more sinister chain of events as four aircraft intentionally rammed into New York and Washington, D.C., landmarks and a Pennsylvania field. At least eight Hill-Rom trucks carrying close to 2,000 medical products left Batesville for the East Coast that day. It turned out rescue items were not needed; there were very few survivors.

One who died at the Pentagon was Col. Canfield “Buddy” Boone, 53, a Milan native. “He was just one great guy, one in a million,” recalled his mother, Elda Boone, Milan.

2002: One fine 150th

Century and a Half: Celebrate Batesville was a pep rally, town meeting and party all rolled into a series of events throughout the year.

In between the ceremony to affix a star to the top of the Memorial Building Jan. 3 and a historical home tour Nov. 23-24, there were activities for all sorts of groups: a poster contest, teen dance and kids’ rides and games; lunchtime concerts, big band music, original musical “On Our Way,” a battle of the bands and spectacular parade for those who like to be entertained; a historical bridal fair, skit, vintage Batesville memorabilia display, video of the year, quilt and self-guided walking tours for history buffs; a royalty contest, garden tour and designated white, yellow and blue (the 150th colors) flowers for those who like beauty; and fried chicken and fish, beer, restaurant specialties outdoors during August’s big week, a pie auction and Batesville birthday cake for citizens who like to eat, drink and be merry.

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  • 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, 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

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