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Lights at Riverside Park

Thousands of Christmas lights reflect off the White River next to Batesville’s Riverside Park. In addition to a large display of holiday lights, there is a synthetic ice-skating rink and horse-drawn carriage rides. White River Wonderland is expected to continue until Jan. 4.   (photo by Kris Caraway)

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Sports

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Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 26 – Saturday, December 27, 2014.

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Sports Calendar

Upcoming sporting events in Batesville and the surrounding area for Friday, December 26 – Saturday, December 27, 2014.