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A year ago at this time, the Indiana football team was unsure which quarterback would lead it into 2019.

Hello everybody! This is Jim Ephlin, where all the action is (NOT). We have been closed approximately 15 consecutive days as you read this. We are very hopeful we get back on the lanes April 7 to finish our league season.

There is an old adage something to the effect, “A bad day’s fishing is better than the best day at work.” I remember a few years ago when both of these situations combined and produced terrible day fishing for someone at work.

The Indiana High School Athletic Association staunchly supports our Governor, our State Commissioner of Health and our State Superintendent of Public Instruction in their herculean efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are extremely fortunate in Indiana to have these exemplary leaders pro…

Sitting at my desk in my upstairs office, I was surprised to hear someone knock on the door leading out to the second story deck. Visitors to our home as a whole use the front door, even our family and close friends.

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources has adjusted services, events and operations to protect Hoosiers and prevent further spread of COVID-19. The list below, and updates, can be found at

INDIANAPOLIS – It’s always good to be wanted, and DeForest Buckner already is feeling the love from the Indianapolis Colts.

Six months ago, Frank Reich reiterated his belief Philip Rivers is “among the most elite quarterbacks to have ever played this game.”

Anglers fishing at Coyote and Mallard Marsh lakes in the Atterbury Fish & Wildlife Area will be allowed to harvest more fish this coming season in anticipation of repair projects requiring the lakes to be drained. Effective March 4, DNR removed the 14-inch minimum size limit for largemou…


Donovan Mitchell of the Utah Jazz confirmed Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, saying that he is personally dealing with the pandemic that has temporarily shut down the NBA and other major sports leagues.

Hello everybody! This is Jim Ephlin, from the Rushville Bowl, where all the action is. I would like to catch up to the recently completed City Championships. We crowned champions in 18 different events during the 9-day run of the tournament.

The annual Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshop is May 1-3 at Ross Camp in West Lafayette. The workshop is open to women ages 18 and older and limited to 100 participants.


CONNERSVILLE – Looking to avenge a regular season loss to South Dearborn, the Lions fought to the final second in the sectional Wednesday at Connersville. In the final five seconds of the game, Rushville had a steal and a long 3-point attempt for the tie, but the shot was off the mark and th…

CONNERSVILLE – The Lady Lions traveled to Connersville for sectional action Saturday in the Spartan Bowl. Rushville had a good day against some quality competition and took fourth place in the sectional.

RUSHVILLE – Rushville hosted North Decatur in the final regular season game for both squads. After a half-time celebration for the Rushville seniors, the Chargers spoiled the night by knocking off the Lions 72-52.

Some of our local bird aficionados have recently contacted me to let me know the buzzards are back. Yes they are, but actually they never really left.

Rushville hosted Morristown and Indianapolis Scecina in the final regular season meet. The Lady Lions came out on top in the team competition with 93.925, a season high score. Morristown was second with 89.35 and Scecina had 26.075.

Members of the Rushville boys and girls track teams were in action on Saturday competing at the Indiana Runner Distance Showcase indoor meet held at Wabash College. This meet only holds races of 800 meters or longer and features many of the top runners from across Indiana.

The Twisters of Oldenburg Academy blew into Rushville on Saturday and left a pair of losses for the Lions in winning the varsity game 51-34 and the junior varsity game 43-40.

Canada geese begin scouting for nesting areas in February, and now is when goose management techniques should begin. Canada geese prefer to nest near water bodies surrounded by short, mowed grass offering a clear line of sight to look for potential predators.

State finalist

MUNCIE – Eight Delta players got in the scoring column Tuesday as the Eagles knocked off former conference foe Rushville 52-42.


NEW CASTLE – Rushville senior Marcus Malson pinned his first two opponents at the IHSAA Semistate at New Castle on Saturday to earn a berth in the state finals this Friday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

BATESVILLE – Visiting Rushville fell behind early, down 21-7, at Batesville before putting together a big fourth-quarter rally, 24-13 run. The comeback came up four points short as the host Bulldogs held on for the 58-54 victory.

BLOOMINGTON – In a game Indiana needed to restore its NCAA Tournament hopes, the Hoosiers got back to their identity Thursday night, fighting for rebounds, clamping down on defense and getting to the free-throw line.

On Feb. 6, Chief Surveyor Bob Vollmer, age 102, left the Indiana Government Center South as an employee for the last time. He worked for the Department of Natural Resources 57 years, mostly in the field or out of his home office in Brown County.

HOPE – A big third quarter by the visiting Lions allowed Rushville to pull away from Hauser and post the 74-52 victory on Saturday.


RICHMOND – The Lions traveled to Richmond for the wrestling regional Saturday and were able to qualify three wrestlers for the semistate.

The Lady Lion gymnastics team hosted five other teams in the annual Rushville Invitational on Saturday. New Palestine won the team title with a total of 101.65. The Lady Lions finished second with 89.8. Morristown was third with 85.625 followed by Shelbyville 66.875, Muncie 62.15 and Scecina…

Class 3A No. 5 Greensburg invaded Rushville on Thursday and the Pirates showed why they are worthy of the lofty ranking in knocking off EIAC foe Rushville 82-57.

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