Rushville Invitational

first_imgThis coming Saturday will be the Rushville Cross Country Invitational.  Rushville started this event almost 40 years ago.  At that time cross country was just becoming popular in southeast Indiana.  In the early days more than 40 teams participated in this event, and it was a boys only meet run in classes based on enrollment.Batesville was very fortunate because they won this event early and often.  Many of the large Indianapolis schools ran in this event.  It was a preview of the state meet.  In fact, there were more teams participating in this meet than ran in the state meet.  When Batesville runs in this event this Saturday, the number of teams will not be as many as there were in the old days, but it will be a boys and girls invitational.  Good luck to all the teams from the area who will be running in this event.last_img read more

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Martha Dilk, 84

first_imgMartha A. Dilk, 84, of Versailles passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. She was born near Versailles on April 18, 1932 the daughter of Fred and Sophia Wichmann Boekankamp. She was married to Delbert Dilk on November 17, 1951 and he preceded her in death on January 25, 2005. Survivors include two daughters Betty Wirtz and Sandra Howlett both of Versailles; three grandchildren Chris (Bobbie) Howlett of Milan, Karen (Eric) Hubbard of Osgood, and Jeffery Wirtz of Versailles; two great-grandchildren Conner Hubbard and Anna Hubbard; one brother Paul Boekankamp of Indianapolis; and also Martha’s twin sister Mary (Harold) Koehler of Reynoldsburg, Ohio. She was also preceded in death by her parents, her brother Harold Boekankamp, and her sisters Josephine Wiefering, Wilma Schwanholt, and Elizabeth Brenner. Mrs. Dilk was a 1951 graduate of Versailles High School. She was a former employee of Delta Faucet in Greensburg, the Delaney Wood Heel Factory in Versailles, Conn Organ in Madison, and the Jefferson Proving Ground. Martha’s hobbies included reading and playing cards. Her family spoke that her favorite thing though was watching IU basketball and everything stopped when the Hoosiers were on. Martha was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 22nd at 11am at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Pastor Curtis Black officiating. Burial will be in St. Peters Cemetery at Olean. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorials may be given to St. Peters Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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