* 48-year-old male (Patient No. 66) Mayor Jerry Treñas said the three-day period was enough to trace and test all the close contacts of the six barangay residents who tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). As of May 8, Iloilo City has 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, data from the DOH Region 6 showed. COVID-19 is the infectious disease caused by the most recently discovered coronavirus. This new virus and disease were unknown before the outbreak began in Wuhan, China in December 2019./PN With the lockdown lifted, Barangay Sto. Niño Sur is back to its extended enhanced community quarantine status just like the rest of Iloilo City. The six confirmed COVID-19 cases in Barangay Sto. Niño Sur – all under quarantine – were the following: The mayor said he sent 10,000 pieces of facemasks to Barangay Sto. Niño for use of the people there. * 57-year-old female (Patient No. 79) * 48-year-old female (Patient No. 80) Residents may now be able to leave their homes but only for necessary undertakings such as buying food or medicines, or if there is a medical emergency – but they must show a quarantine pass, must wear facemask, and observe social distancing, stressed Treñas. During the lockdown, disinfection was also conducted in the barangay which has some 10,000 residents. Also, four have recovered while one died. * 46-year-old male (region’s Patient No. 88) Of the 15, two are confined in hospitals while eight are under quarantine (either at home or at the city’s quarantine facility). Treñas decided not to extend the lockdown after a meeting with medical experts from the Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 on Thursday afternoon. * 55-year-old female (Patient No. 73) “Barangay residents with symptoms would immediately be tested, then moved to the city’s quarantine center if their test results turn out positive,” said Treñas. ILOILO City – The 72-hour “extreme enhanced community quarantine” imposed on Barangay Sto. Niño Sur, Arevalo district beginning May 6 ended at 11:59 p.m. on May 8. But all the barangay residents’ health would be continuously monitored, stressed Treñas, for symptoms of COVID-12. The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tiredness, and dry cough. * 43- year-old female (Patient No. 78) Some patients may have aches and pains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms and don’t feel unwell.
They were the following: Mayor Liecel Mondejar-Seville of New Lucena, Iloilo urges her constituents not to panic and strictly observe health protocols at all times such as social distancing and wearing of face mask. As of Monday, the town has five confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 cases. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * 53-year-old female (Patient No. 533) The town’s first COVID-19 patient was reported last June 26 – a 36-year-old repatriated LSI from Metro Manila (Patient No. 441). * 37-year-old female (Patient No. 531) * 37-year-old male (Patient No. 532) Mayor Liecel Mondejar-Seville said they immediately conduct contact tracing of all those who had close contact with the three RHU personnel – a doctor, a driver and an encoder. The remaining case was a 27-year-old female locally stranded individual (LSI), also tagged as Patient No. 530. These four new infections brought to five the total number of confirmed cases in New Lucena. With the RHU closure, she advised residents who would need to avail themselves of health services to go to the New Lucena Polytechnic College Medical Clinic & Hospital. Seville urged her constituents not to panic and strictly observe health protocols at all times such as social distancing and wearing of face mask./PN Aside from the RHU, Seville also ordered on Monday the temporary closure of the municipal hall and other public places in New Lucena for disinfection. The three infected RHU personnel were among the four confirmed cases of the town that the Department of Health Region 6 confirmed on Monday. According to Seville, these patients were all asymptomatic and were confined at the town’s quarantine center. Seville said they will immediately subject close contacts to reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction testing once local authorities finish tracking them down. ILOILO – The Rural Health Unit (RHU) of New Lucena, Iloilo was temporarily closed yesterday until further notice after three of its employees contracted the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). However, the municipal hall will resume operation this Tuesday but only on skeletal work arrangement.
WRBI Area Boys Basketball ScoresSaturday (11-30)Batesville 84 Jac-Cen-Del 56South Ripley 78 Rising Sun 58Milan 59 North Decatur 33Oldenburg Academy 75 South Decatur 55Jennings County 53 East Central 37Greensburg 92 South Dearborn 30Switzerland County 69 Southwestern 29Columbus North 107 Hauser 46Waldron 54 Brown County 52
Kent with Pro Youth Baseball Charity CEO and former MLB 1st round pick Ray Young in Las Vegas.A Batesville High School freshman recently traveled to Las Vegas for a good cause.Ryan Kent, 14, of Batesville was invited to attend the Pro Youth Baseball Charity Foundation dinner as a featured speaker on Nov. 16.The Batesville freshman is the host for the online radio program “Ball Cards.” The weekly show features current sports news as well as information for memorabilia and card collectors.Kent received an invitation from charity CEO Ray Young to speak at the dinner after the producer of his radio show submitted an application on Kent’s behalf.The dinner was one event held by the charity that helps mentor underprivileged children into overall success in life.“There were about 50 to 60 people there,” Kent recalled. “Just the status of some of the people there, it was a humbling experience just for where I come from.”He spoke in front of former major league baseball players, including former Reds player Eric Davis, as well as children from across the United States.Although just 14 years of age, Kent used his own ambitions to inspire children he spoke to at the charity dinner.“Just kind of show the kids that maybe don’t have the best chance in some people’s eyes, that they can do good things in life and dream big.”While he remains busy with school and homework, he is also career focused. If you have the opportunity to meet the Batesville freshman, he is quick to lend you a business card or email a resume.He is targeting a career in sports journalism after high school and college. Until then, Kent will continue making connections in the industry while inspiring others to dream big.Read more about Ryan Kent here.
Authorities are warning residents of another phone scam that involves an individual posing as an Indiana State Police Officer. In another attempt for a scammer attempting to separate you from your hard earned money, the caller claims a warrant will be issued for your arrest if you do not return the call.Once the call is returned, the resident may be informed that they owe a fine for a law that they apparently broke.Law enforcement officials want to protect you and your financial security. If you feel that you have been a victim of a scam, contact the Indiana State Police.Read more on the latest scam here:The message on voicemail said a warrant would be issued for his arrest if he did not call back immediately. Unfortunately the caller, who claimed he was a deputy from the Indiana State Police warrant division, didn’t realize that the person he called back was an actual detective with the Indiana State Police.It seems as quickly as you hear about one scam it disappears and another one starts. The latest scam that is circulating involves an individual claiming to be from a law enforcement agency. The scammer typically threatens to arrest the victim if they don’t pay the fines for some fabricated crime or debt. To make matters worse the crooks often have some personal information about the victim, which make them seem more legitimate.Recently the state police have received complaints about this scam. A state police detective investigating the complaint turned the tables on the scammer and called him. The man claiming to work for the Indiana State Police didn’t answer so the detective left a message and the man called back. The scammer proceeded to tell the detective that he had a warrant for his arrest. He explained that in order to take care of it and avoid being arrested at work the detective would need to buy two green dot money packs for $1,000 and then call him back with the account number. The conversation that lasted more than 30 minutes eventually ended after the scammer was fully convinced that he was talking to the police.The investigation in this case is ongoing but more than likely it will turn into a dead end, commented Sergeant Trent Smith. In this scam case as with most of them the calls are originating from cell phones all over the US and tracking down the 21st century con artist is no easy task. The state police feel that a well informed public is the best defense in combating scammers and remind everyone that an influx in this type of crime is often seen during the holiday season.Indiana State Police
SWITZERLAND COUNTY, Ind. – State Police are warning residents to keep their home and car doors locked after a recent series of thefts in the Five Points area of western Switzerland County.Deputies say a car and pickup truck was stolen from Little Doe Run on September 20. The car was driven into a fire pit and the truck was apparently taken for a joy ride and was left at the end of the driveway with front end damage.Later the same day, police say a suspect or suspects attempted to break into a home on Vineyard Road but was unsuccessful.On September 22, several items were stolen from a home on Little Doe Run.Police urge residents to keep their homes and vehicles secure and report any suspicious activity to the Indiana State Police or Switzerland County Sheriff’s Department.
The 5th Grade Cardinals Basketball Team defeated St. Michael’s of Brookville Thursday, December 11 by the score 25-19.Abe Streator led the Cardinals in scoring. Fourteen players for the Cardinals played in the tightly contested game.The fifth grade Cardinals will close-out their season Wednesday against Glendale Elementary.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Dale Amrhein.The St. Louis 6th grade boy basketball team played visiting St. Michaels of Brookville and came away with another victory, 33-23, Thursday night improving their record to 11-1.It was a hard fought game by both teams for the first two quarters as St Michaels led at halftime 15-14 after Ethan Back of St. Michael’s hit a three point shot in the closing seconds. The game stayed close through the third quarter but the Cardinals were able to take the lead by the end of the quarter by the score of 23-21. In the fourth quarter, the Cardinals got some key baskets from Andrew Oesterling and Jack Forbeck and played outstanding defense holding St. Michaels to only 2 points and the final score ended up 33-23.Defensively, the Cardinals were led by Riley Schebler and Sam Voegele and the scoring consisted of Oesterling with 12, Lleyton Ratcliffe 7, Voegele 6, Wil Freeland 4, Schebler 2 and Jack Forbeck with 2 points.The Cardinals last game is next Wednesday at St. Louis Activity Center against Greendale.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Jim Oesterling.
WRBI Area Basketball Scores.Tuesday (12-16)Girls Scores.Batesville 68 Franklin County 64 (OT)Batesville JV won 43-26Jac-Cen-Del 53 North Decatur 27Switzerland County 42 South Ripley 25Conner 58 Lawrenceburg 41Connersville 48 Muncie Central 37Rushville 47 Greenwood 44Hauser 57 Edinburgh 33Waldron 58 Indy Arlington 32Lapel 63 Eastern Hancock 47Boys Scores.Shawe Memorial 73 South Decatur 62
Summer workouts and practices kicked-off last week, and we are almost two months away from Week 1 of the season! Also, for those who live in the Indianapolis area, we will be scrimmaging at Zionsiville HS on Monday, June 26th at 6 pm as well at Beech Grove HS on Monday, July 11th at 6 pm. For those in the Muncie area, we will be playing at Delta HS on Thursday, July 13th at 6 pm. All the scrimmages are free and you are welcome to come watch the Bulldogs in action!Alumni Football DinnerThe dinner will be at the Knights of Columbus in Batesville. The event will begin at 6 pm with a Happy Hour with drinks then dinner will follow at 7 pm.Izzy’s Catering will be catering the event. The meal will include a tri-tips carving station, baked potatoe, vegetable, salad, and rolls.*There will also be beer provided and a cash bar.**The event is only for anyone 21 years of age or older.$50 per ticket, $90 for two tickets, and $320 for a reserved table of 8. Contact the following people to order your tickets for the dinner: Liz Kellerman (812) 212-1737. Bob Weiler (812) 212-3087. Evan Ulery (765) 860-4411. 2nd Alumni Football GameThe alumni football game will be part of the second Baatesville Football Kick-Off. The alumni game will cap off the day of football under the lights with a 7 pm kick-off. The itinerary of the event is listed below.9 am – Football Lift-a-Thon Fundraiser.*money raised will help fund additional training equipment and practice equipment .11 am – 2pm = Batesville Youth League Scrimmages.5 pm = High School Scrimmage.7 pm = Alumni Football Game.FundraisingThe alumni dinner and lift-a-thon are two events designed to raise money for the Batesville football program. The program is striving to raise $20,000 to fund a variety of items that are listed below.Hi-Pod Endzone Camera Stand = $5000The end zone camera stand would allow us to film games and practices from the end zone view, which is a far better angle in teaching our players. The ability to film at this angle will enhance our player development.Hudl Sideline = $900This will allow on the field replay to IPADs that would be used during a game. This technology would enhance communication with players and coaching. The technology is used by many of our competitors and conference members with great reviews. https://www.hudl.com/products/sideline 2 Shadowman Tackling Dummy’s = $2000The Shawdowman help eliminate a lot of unnecessary contact during a practice to help preserve the body of our players as well as cut down on concussions. The shadowman are also more game-like in tackling drills. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rFqyUkhHhWE&authuser=0 5 man sled = $6000Training Equipment = $1000-$2000Ropes, Prowlers, Sleds, and Harnesses.Practice Equipment = $2000.Half Rounds, Hand Shields, Pop Up Dummy’s, Lineman Chute.Weight Room Football Record Board = $1000.Football Stat Record Board = $1500.All of us involved with the Batesville football program thank the continuos support of our alumni and the Batesville community. We hope to see at the alumni dinner and alumni game!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Evan Ulrey.
Batesville, In—St. Louis Catholic School has issued a “Kindness Challenge” to their students.Acts of kindness are documented on a small piece of paper with the child’s name that will become a chain running throughout the hallways.Students have embraced the challenge and are enjoying watching the kindness chain progress through the halls. Ella King in 3rd grade said, “I like watching it grow longer and seeing the progress we make.” 8th grader Olivia Raab said, It’s growing really fast.” John Meer in 7th grade added, “That’s because there’s a lot of kindness going on.” Principal Chad Moeller said, “Basically this is just continuing the journey to be the best possible school and students that we can be.”