Velma E. Dieckmann


first_imgVelma E. Dieckmann, age 90 of Batesville, died Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born August 13, 1929 in Cedar Grove, Indiana, she is the daughter of Alma (Nee: Pulskamp) and Alfred Deffner.  She married Harold Dieckmann September 8, 1956 at Guardian Angel Church in Cedar Grove.  A homemaker, she was a member of St. Louis Church and the Daughters of Isabella.An exceptional cook, her homemade bread and rolls will be dearly missed.  Velma also was a longtime babysitter, having watched many of the children from the area through the years.  She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Wilma “Willie” and Dennis Moeller of Oldenburg; sons and daughters-in-law Paul and Anita Dieckmann of Danville, Indiana, Brian and Sandy Dieckmann of Whiteland, Indiana; sisters Pat Naayers of Florida, Sharon Singer of West Chester, Ohio; brother Dale Deffner of Brookville; seven grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by her brother Ron Deffner.Visitation is Friday, November 15th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a prayer service by the Daughters of Isabella at 9 a.m. to be followed by a rosary service.  Funeral services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating and burial in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the St. Vincent de Paul Society or the Special Olympics.last_img read more

GM recalling 640,000 pickup trucks


first_imgGeneral Motors is issuing a recall on more than 640,000 pickup trucks because the seat belts can set the carpeting on the floor of the vehicles on fire.A small explosion is used to move a piston that tightens the high-tech seat belts before a crash.   The explosion can potentially release hot gas through an opening in the pretensioner brackets, possibly setting the carpet on the floor of the vehicle on fire.There have been reports of two fires but no injuries.The following pickup trucks are included in the recall:2019-2020 Chevrolet Silverado 15002019-2020 GMC Sierra 15002020 Chevrolet Silverado 25002020 Chevrolet Silverado 35002020 GMC Sierra 25002020 GMC Sierra 3500GM hasn’t said when the recall will begin, but dealerships will close the opening through which hot gas can be released at no cost to the truck owner. Truck owners may call Chevy at 1-800-222-1020 or GMC at 1-888-988-7267 and ask about recall number 192270600 if they have any additional questions.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Finish 2nd At New Castle


first_imgThe Batesville High School Swim team traveled to New Castle High School on Thursday evening. The Lady Bulldogs finished in second place to New Castle and defeating Eastern Hancock.nc-eh-batesville 3-way resultsTEAM SCORESWomenNew Castle Spartans 71; Batesville Bulldogs 52; Eastern Hancock Royals 38BULLDOG WINNERSWomenGwen Martin — 50 Freestyle (28.34)Maria Lopez — 100 Backstroke (1:19.61)NOTABLESBHS finished first in the 400 Free RelayMaria Lopez lead the team in individual points for the second meet in a rowUP NEXTThe Batesville Bulldogs swim team will be visiting Connersville for a multi-team meet against opponents the Connersville Spartans and Eastern Hancock Royals on Dec 3 at Connersville High School.@BatesvilleSwimBe sure to keep up with all the latest news on Batesville Swimming teams on social media — Facebook and Instagram Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Greg McMullen.last_img read more

Ripley County announces two COVID-19 cases


first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — The Ripley County Health Department announced two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday.Neither of the patients are over the age of 60 and both took the important step of self-isolating once they became symptomatic.Health officials urge citizens to monitor for symptoms which have ranged from mild to severe illness.“The Ripley County Health Department would like to remind all citizens to practice public health precautions of social distancing, avoiding mass gatherings, and to wash hands frequently,” the press release stated.Find more information about COVID-19 by selecting this link.last_img read more

Christopher M. McFarland, 47


first_imgChristopher M. McFarland, 47, Greensburg, passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at his residence. Born, October 3, 1972 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of Donald and Carol (Mitchell) McFarland.  Chris was a 1991 graduate from Greensburg Community High School. He was married to Chris Mosley on July 12, 1997 and she survives. He is also survived by his parents, Don and Carol, Greensburg, father and mother in law, Alan and Sharon Mosley, Texas; one son, Robert McFarland, Greensburg; three brothers, Bill (Lisa) McFarland, Lake Santee, David (Bev) McFarland, Westport, Joe (Tiffany) McFarland, Westport; one sister, Jill McFarland, Greensburg. Due to the recent public health safety mandate of limited gatherings, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements and online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Carol Adele Jackson, 85


first_imgCarol Adele Jackson, 85 of Greensburg passed away on May 21, 2020. She was born on March 14, 1935 in Indianapolis, Indiana the daughter of James and Francis Petrie Crumbo.  Carol was a 1953 graduate of Glendale High School.  On May 21, 1973 she married George Jackson and on the day of her death they celebrated their 47 wedding anniversary.  Carol was a member of the Clarksburg Christian Church and the Loyal Circle.  She loved her family, flea markets, and traveling to the beach or Arizona.Survivors include: Husband, George Jackson; Children, Clifford Weir, Joseph Weir, George R. Jackson and Mario (Amy) Jackson; Step Children, Donna (Mark) Vise, Soloane (Kevin) Hofmann and Kristina (Barry) Zeidman. Several Grand and Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by: Parents; Daughter, Deborah Weir; Sister, Rebecka Russell; and Brother, Jim Crumbo, Jr.A facebook live funeral will be held on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating. You can watch the Funeral from the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home Page.  Following the funeral, family and friends are invited to attend a public visitation from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home, the family has requested you wear a mask and follow all social distancing guidelines.  Memorial contributions can be made to the Clarksburg Christian Church or to Premier Hospice.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.comlast_img read more

British boxing authorities suspend Saunders’ licence


first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Nigeria records new COVID-19 infections, more deaths as figures rise to 57,242 I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders had his licence suspended by Britain’s boxing authorities on Monday. The suspension came after a social media post in which he advised men how to hit their female partners during the coronavirus lockdown. The British Boxing Board of Control said in a statement that Saunders’ licence would be suspended until a hearing could be arranged under its misconduct regulations. Saunders had filmed himself punching a bag in a barn and advising “dads, husbands and men with girlfriends” how to deal with their female partners during the coronavirus lockdown. “If your old woman is giving you a little bit of mouth and you try to be patient… but about the sixth day you’re just about to explode,” he said in the video, before demonstrating how to “hit her on the chin”. Saunders apologised for the video on social media over the weekend. He did so again on British radio station TalkSPORT on Monday, when he also pledged to donate 25,000 pounds ($31,000) to domestic abuse charities. “I just want to say sorry again for everyone I’ve offended,” he said on TalkSPORT. “I looked at it as a bit of a joke at first – I obviously wasn’t thinking right – but looking back at it now I can clearly see the destruction it has caused among the women suffering from domestic violence. “It was a silly mistake but I didn’t intentionally mean to cause harm to anyone and I certainly wouldn’t promote domestic violence.” Saunders was scheduled to face Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in a super middleweight unification bout on May 2 in Las Vegas before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic. The Briton is unbeaten in 29 bouts and held a world title in the middleweight division before moving up to super-middleweight. He was fined 100,000 pounds by the BBBofC in September 2018 for a previous social media post. In that instance, Saunders posted a video on social media in which he offered a woman drugs to perform a sex act on another person. The BBBofC said in a separate statement on Monday that it had further extended its suspension of the boxing tournaments under its jurisdiction for the month of May. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Billy Joe SaundersBritish Boxing Board of ControlCoronavirustalkSPORTlast_img read more

Tottenham stadium open doors for COVID-19 tests


first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Tottenham Hotspur allocated its stadium’s parking lot for COVID-19 tests on Wednesday.“We are today sharing the first ever public images of the COVID-19 testing and swabbing operation taking place at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium,” the London football club said on its website.“The stadium’s huge basement car park is being used to conduct the drive-through COVID-19 operation for North Middlesex University Hospital staff, their families and dependents,” it said.The Spurs added that 70 tests are expected to be done a day and that Tottenham is the first Premier League club to allocate its property for coronavirus testing.All professional football matches in England were called off in mid-March as part of nationwide efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19.In early April, authorities announced that England’s top football league “will not resume at the beginning of May” and matches “will only return when it is safe and appropriate.”The UK is one of the countries hardest hit by the virus, with nearly 100,000 cases and almost 13,000 deaths to date. Tags: COVID-19Tottenham Hotspur Stadiumlast_img read more

Lewandowski strikes season’s 44th goal


first_imgRobert Lewandowski’s remarkable goal-scoring exploits at Bayern Munich in 2019-20 have seen him record a new personal best, with a 44th goal of the season netted in a meeting with Bayer Leverkusen.The reigning German champions were back at their record-setting best on Saturday, having initially been given an early scare. Hansi Flick’s side fell behind inside nine minutes, but recovered quickly to once again assert their dominance over a domestic rival.Lewandowski once again got in on the act, as he has on a regular basis throughout the current campaign.In some ways it can be considered a surprise that it took 66 minutes for him to trouble the scorers.Once the target was found, though, the prolific Poland international was able to celebrate raising an individual bar that he has already set at a height that few can compete with.Lewandowski has reached the 40-goal mark in five successive seasons, with 235 efforts recorded in total for Bayern across just 279 appearances. He is once again up to 30 in the Bundesliga this term, which represents the third time he has hit that tally – and the first since 2016-17.Only the legendary Gerd Muller can claim to be able to better that return from Lewandowski, having breached the 30-goal mark on five occasions.It is, however, the fact that he now has 44 across all competitions that will be giving Lewandowski the greatest satisfaction, as he has risen above the haul he recorded in the aforementioned 2016-17 campaign.His talismanic efforts have also helped Bayern to re-write history once more.The free-scoring Bavarian giants have now plundered 90 goals across 30 games in 2019-20, with no Bundesliga side having ever been as destructive. Flick is the one giving Bayern the freedom to go out and express themselves in devastating fashion.He has also added an entry to the record books that a star-studded side have ripped up on a regular basis this season.Flick has spent 20 games at the Bayern helm, with a standing taken up back at the top of the Bundesliga table under his guidance.The vast majority of opponents have been blown away during his tenure, with a record number of goals scored during the early months of his Bundesliga reign.RelatedPosts Club’s server collapses over ticket demand for first Bundesliga game in 11 years Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Tags: Bayer LeverkusenBayern MunichBundesligaRobert Lewandowskilast_img read more

TTC set targets for Quadri in German League


first_imgThe management of German Bundesliga team, TTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzell, has raised the stake for Aruna Quadri ahead of the new season in September.Quadri joined the German side from Sporting in Portugal and he is expected to lead the team in the prestigious European league for the 2020/2021 season, which serves off next month. According to the President of the club, Stefan Frauenholz, the arrival of Quadri has come with a lot of expectation from the Nigerian.Already, the team is targeting a play-off stage in the forthcoming season with the hope that Quadri will spearhead the team’s campaign.Frauenholz said: “TTC is confident about the new season.“Quadri Aruna is a top 20 player.“The Nigerian has not lost a game in Portugal in six years. “He plays very attractive table tennis and is very pre-stressed.“I think fans will enjoy him a lot.“The TTC board does not want to commit to a clear season goal.“The playoffs would be nice, but you also know that everything has to fit.“Quadri Aruna must strike as desired and Ruwen Filus also needs a super shape. “It’s a real surprise bag.”The decision by the league organisers to cancel the doubles match the President of TTC believes would surely help the team.“That would certainly be an advantage for us, as it would give us significantly more options when it comes to setting up,” said Frauenholz.Already, the rule has already been applied to the playoffs for the German Championship.RelatedPosts How we got rights to broadcast Live German Bundesliga matches – OurTv Aruna Quadri’s uncommon qualities stand him out, says Oshodi Quadri Aruna leads Africa to World Cup Apart from Quadri, the German team will be relying on the 23-year-old Hong Kong Siu Hang Lam as he has been considered as the ideal addition to the existing squad, while teenage sensation Fan Bo Meng is also crucial to the team.The youngster won a total of five games in his first season in the Bundesliga.Tags: aruna quadriGerman BundesligaGerman LeagueTTC RhönSprudel Fulda-Maberzelllast_img read more