Sports and Outdoors

Friday, June 28, 2013

Salamonie Senior Monday Carry-in Luncheon, July 1

From the Indiana Department of Natural Resources:

People age 50 and older are invited to the monthly Senior Monday Carry-in Luncheon on July 1 at noon at Salamonie Interpretive Center in Lost Bridge West State Recreation Area, Andrews.

After the meal, Jeannie Regan-Dinius, director of special initiatives for the DNR Division of Historic Preservation & Archaeology, will discuss cemetery preservation in Indiana.

Attendees should bring their table service, a prepared dish to share and $1 donation to help defray costs of the provided main dish. Hot dogs will grilled in honor of National Hot Dog Month.

Advance registration is required.

The interpretive center is off State Road 105 in western Huntington County.

The standard gate fee of $5 per in-state vehicle or $7 per out-of-state vehicle is in effect.

To register, or for more information, call Upper Wabash Interpretive Services at (260) 468-2127.

For more information on other UWIS programs, see or

Salamonie Lake ( is at 9214 West-Lost Bridge West, Andrews, 46702.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tennis anyone?

Robert Vanderkolk is organizing another tennis tournament July 11-13, with July 14 being a rain date. See the Bluffton News-Banner Sports Round-up section Wednesday for more information. Contact him by e-mail at or call 260-273-3220.

Monday, June 17, 2013

N-B Video: Norwell baseball celebrates 3A title

The Norwell baseball team celebrated with fans Saturday evening in the school's gym after winning the Class 3A title Friday in Indianapolis. Many shared memories from the season and looked forward to the future. For more information, check out the Monday, June 17, News-Banner. (Video by Jessica Williams)

N-B Video: Norwell baseball takes state title with 2-1 victory

Learn more in the Saturday, June 15, News-Banner. (Videos by Paul Beitler)

Friday, June 14, 2013

N-B Video: Norwell baseball fans wish team well before state game

Learn more in the Saturday, June 15, News-Banner. (Videos by Chet Baumgartner and Paul Beitler)

Monday, June 10, 2013

N-B Video: Norwell boys baseball takes semi-state championship

Enjoy these two videos (combined into one) from the semi-state championship game. Learn more in the Monday, June 10, News-Banner. (Videos by Paul Beitler)

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

N-B Video: Norwell baseball takes regional championship

Norwell senior Josh VanMeter, the winning pitcher and hitter in the regional finals, describes his view from the pitcher's mound and the batter's box after Tuesday's victory. Learn more in the Wednesday, June 5, News-Banner. (Video by Paul Beitler)