Ripley County Republican Chair Ginger Bradford has announced the caucus to elect a District 3 City Council Member in Batesville.Bob Narwold accepted a position with the Batesville Buildings Department in March forcing him to vacate his seat on council due to state law.The caucus will be held at the Sherman House on Monday, March 31 at 7:00 p.m.The location of District 3 caused some confusion for election officials last week. Since the district is in both Ripley and Franklin County, the caucus location was believed to be based on which county had the larger voter population in the district.State election officials clarified the situation, saying that is not the case.“It is a situation where all of Batesville votes on the each council seat,” Bradford said. “When I explained it to them at the state, and they realized their not running in district, but for a district, the whole city votes.”Voter population in each county of the district was not a determining factor for the caucus location.Four precinct committeemen will vote for a new council member next Monday. The committee is composed of John Moton, Don Dickey, Mike Weiler and Dogger Dickey, Bradford said.“Dogger Dickey will be representing Franklin County,” Bradford added.Batesville resident Jim Fritsch is the only citizen to file for the city council seat.
The Angels’ Nick Tropeano allowed one run on five hits in four innings of his final start of the spring. After making seven starts in the majors last season, Tropeano’s hope to begin the season in the Angels rotation may depend more on Jered Weaver’s health than Tropeano’s uninspiring performance this spring that produced a 7.84 ERA.Dodgers No. 4 starter Alex Wood gave up four runs on eight hits in 3 2/3 innings. Shortstop Corey Seager scored the Dodgers’ lone run after leading off the fourth inning with a double.The Angels’ Ji-Man Choi, whose roster spot was seemingly solidified when the team optioned Rey Navarro, Jefry Marte and Rafael Ortega to Triple-A on Saturday, helped justify the decision with a solo home run in his only at bat.Tyler Skaggs pitched three scoreless innings for the Angels, giving up one hit in his second outing since Tommy John surgery in August 2014. The 24-year-old hit the low 90s on the radar gun, an encouraging sign he could play a significant role for the Angels this season. – Clay Fowler It’s safe to say Mike Trout is over his stomach virus.The Angels center fielder returned from a two-game absence with a vengeance, going 2 for 2 with a pair of doubles in an 8-1 win over the Dodgers in the Freeway Series finale at Angel Stadium on Saturday night.Trout walked and scored the game’s first run in the third inning before dropping a three-run double in front of the left fielder in the fourth inning. Albert Pujols added a three-run homer in the sixth inning to cap a 2-for-4 performance and balloon the Angels’ lead to 7-1. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error