Ralph Kunz, 78


first_imgRalph W. Kunz, 78, of Osgood passed away at 6:20pm, Monday, May 22, 2017 at the Margaret Mary Community Hospital in Batesville. He was born near Napoleon on April 16, 1939 the son of Albert and Esther Peetz Kunz. He was married to Sylvia Russell on December 20, 1958 and she survives. Other survivors include three daughters Karen (Steve) Sullivan of Osgood, Marilyn (John) Washburn of Westport, and Lisa (Kyle) Seitz of Osgood; seven grandchildren Travis (Kimberly) Sullivan Jerid (Ally) Sullivan, Anita (Joe) Maloney, Michell (Jason) Schwering, and Tyler, Hunter, and Conner Seitz; 8 great-grandchildren; two brothers Tilford Brunner of North Carolina, and Bill (Rita) Robbins of Greensburg. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Howard, Cleo, Herschel, and Floyd Kunz, and his sister Vera. Mr. Kunz was a 1957 graduate of Napoleon High School. He served in the Indiana Army National Guard from 1956 to 1964 where he served as a scout driver and earned the sharpshooter badge with one bar. He was a former employee of ITT in North Vernon where he worked as a shipping foreman. He retired from Jac-Cen-Del High School in 2003 after working as a custodian for 20 years. Ralph enjoyed drinking coffee at the Whistle Stop and Red Barn in Osgood, riding his Harley, shooting guns, playing euchre, working with his hands, spending time with his family, and was affectionately known as the “Mayor of Otter Village”. Ralph was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church at Napoleon. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 26th at 11am at the St. John Lutheran Church in Napoleon with Pastor Donn Abdon officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside rites by the Osgood American Legion. Visitation will be on Thursday from 4pm to 7pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services at the church on Friday. Memorials may be given to Rescue 69 or the St. John Lutheran Church in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

Willian’s debut fails to lift Arsenal in 3-2 deficit against Aston Villa


first_img Aubameyang cancelled out a Villa opener from Brazil midfielder Douglas Luiz before the break. But England Under-19s star Jacob Ramsey struck twice in the second half to sink the Gunners, either side of Aubameyang tucking home a penalty. read also:Willian reveals why he dumped Chelsea for Arsenal Arteta, though, will be more concerned about events off the field – as he looks to add a couple more signings. Having recruited Chelsea winger Willian and Lille centre-back Gabriel Magalhaes, Arsenal are still keen on Atletico Madrid’s £45million anchorman Thomas Partey. And speculation over a bid for Barcelona’s Philippe Coutinho has revved up again, especially now the ex-Liverpool ace has returned to Spain from his loan spell with Champions League winners Bayern Munich. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s double failed to prevent Aston Villa from beating an Arsenal side with Mesut Ozil and new boy Willian 3-2 in a behind-closed-doors friendly. Skipper Aubameyang showed why the Gunners are itching for their main marksman to sign the new three-year contract he has reportedly agreed as he hit two temporary levellers at the Emirates. Both Premier League sides mixed first-teamers with youngsters as Arsenal again conceded three goals, following Tuesday’s 4-3 win over QPR. But boss Mikel Arteta will be glad to ease his players up to speed after admitting it was tough having last weekend’s Community Shield against Liverpool midway through their pre-season build-up. Dani Ceballos was also involved just a day after renewing his Arsenal loan from Real Madrid, while fellow midfielder Ozil returned after finishing last season as an outcast. Playmaker Ceballos, 24, is now on course for Arsenal’s Prem opener at promoted London rivals Fulham next Saturday. Brazilian Willian, who moved on a free transfer from Chelsea, also played In his first game for his new club. Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoLook At Something Beautiful That Wasn’t Made By A Human BeingCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Theories About The Death Of Our UniverseWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comeback8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year6 Best ’90s Action Movies To Watch Todaycenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Too much winter: Beatrice cancels Spring Nationals


first_img“We’ve been watching this weather for a month. We’ve still got a foot of snow on the ground and no warm days in the forecast,” Promoter Toby Kruse said. “Canceling was not an easy decision. There was just no way to make Spring Nationals happen.”  Beatrice Speedway officials have announced that the traditional season-opening special, originally scheduled March 8 and 9 and then postponed to March 15 and 16, has now been canceled.  This is the first time in Spring Nationals’ 25-year history the entire event has been lost to weather; the last time a single nightly program was snowed out was 2014. BEATRICE, Neb. – Winter weather will be the winner of Spring Nationals.center_img “Scheduling is another issue,” he added, noting upcoming early-season events at area tracks. “We want to be a good neighbor.” IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact drivers who entered early will receive refunds by mail.last_img read more

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

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

IOC’s Fredericks steps down as 2024 Games bid chief


first_img(REUTERS) – International Olympic Committee member Frank Fredericks stepped down yesterday as head of the team evaluating bids to host the 2024 Olympics, as an IOC ethics commission investigates alleged payments to him before the awarding of the 2016 Games to Rio.Namibian Fredericks, a four-time Olympic sprint silver medallist over 100m and 200m, denied any wrongdoing and said he was moving aside so as not to be a distraction in the investigation, announced last Friday.On Monday he had stepped down as head of a task force at the international athletics federation (IAAF).“I categorically deny any direct or indirect involvement in any untoward conduct and confirm that I have never breached any law, regulation or rule of ethics in respect of any IOC election process,” Fredericks said in a statement.As head of the IOC bid commission, he had been due to lead an inspection visit to 2024 candidate cities Los Angeles and Paris in April and May and draft a report.He said he would now not attend a July briefing for IOC members on the 2024 bids, and would not take part in voting for the host city, due to take place in Peru in September.The IOC ethics probe follows a report by French newspaper Le Monde that prosecutors were investigating payments made shortly before the vote in 2009 that awarded the 2016 Olympics to Rio.The paper said Papa Massata Diack, the Senegalese son of disgraced former IAAF President Lamine Diack, transferred about $300 000 to a company linked to Fredericks. Fredericks told Le Monde the money was paid for work he did to promote athletics in Africa at the time.“The articles do not only target me, they target the integrity of the International Olympic Committee bidding and elections process for host cities,” he said.The elder Diack is under investigation in France for corruption, while the son is the subject of an Interpol wanted notice, issued at the request of French authorities, for alleged corruption and money-laundering. Papa Diack has denied the allegations and said both he and his father are innocent.`“I believe in the integrity of the election processes of the IOC and never noticed anything untoward to make me doubt this. I reiterate that I was never involved with any vote manipulation or for that matter any other inappropriate or illegal practice,” Fredericks said.“Nonetheless I have personally decided … I step aside as chairperson of the 2024 evaluation commission, because it is essential that the important work my colleagues are doing is seen as being carried out in a truthful and fair manner.”last_img

Ramdhani siblings put on good show at CCAA


first_imgGUYANESE siblings and badminton aces, Narayan and Priyanna Ramdhani, finished the 2020 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) National championships in good spots on behalf of their respective colleges.Playing in Mississauga Canada, March 3-8, Narayan represented King’s University Eagles and Priyanna, the Olds College Broncos. Both copped silver medals at the ACAC Provincial Championships held in Edmonton last month, thus qualifying to represent Alberta at the CCAA Nationals.Over 15 colleges and universities took part in what was deemed a highly-competitive tournament with very good performances. Narayan defeated Jack Gillies 21-8, 21-9 followed by Ryan Chen 21-18, 21-18, but lost to Pranav Satheesh 21-16, 21-10 and Roymond Kim 21-8, 21-11 in the semi-finals.His sister also shared similar fate as she too managed to win a pair of games before losing two in the crucial semi-final rounds. Priyanna did well to defeat the pair of Huyen Le who lost 21-8, 21-9 and Chole Moisan 21-8, 21-8 before being served the same fate from Le 21-8, 21-9 who got revenge and Ann Hoang 21-14, 16-21, 21-14.The results for the CCAA National Championships Group Round Robin were:Men Singles: Narayan won 2 lost 3Defeated Jack Gillies 21-8, 21-9; Ryan Chen 21-18, 21-18Men Singles Semi-finals:Lost to Pranav Satheesh: 21-16, 21-10.Third/Fourth: Lost to Roymond Kim: 21-8, 21-11Women Singles: Priyanna won 2 lost 3Defeated Huyen Le: 21-8, 21-9: Chole Moisan: 21-8, 21-8Women Singles Semi-Finals:Lost to Huyen Le: 21-8, 21-9Third/Fourth: Lost to Ann Hoang: 21-14, 16-21, 21-14.last_img read more

Environmental Core holds rally for solar power use


first_imgThe USC Environmental Core, also known as E-Core, hosted a student rally advocating for the use of solar panels on campus Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. in Hahn Plaza.The event began with a speech from Keoki Kakigi, a first-year masters student in green technologies program and a leader in E-Core’s Go Solar campaign. Following this introduction, students assembled in Hahn Plaza and began chanting in support of solar power for USC. Phrases used by the group included “This is the hour for solar power!” and “Be bright! Use the light!” The rally concluded when Kakigi delivered a letter from E-Core to the office of President C. L. Max Nikias, as well as a list of signatures from students in support of the Go Solar campaign.The Environmental Core’s goal for the Go Solar initiative is that 10 percent of USC’s energy will come from solar power in the near future, according to its website. Ideal locations to install solar panels on campus include the Galen Center, which features the University’s largest roof area and the upcoming USC Village, whose roofs will already be solar ready in compliance with LEED standards when construction ends.With approximately 284 days of full sunlight in Los Angeles each year, E-Core sees the implementation of solar panels on campus as an easy decision, offering a means of saving money in the long term while bolstering USC’s commitment to sustainability and environmentalism with tangible efforts, which would also serve to enhance the University’s international reputation and appeal to incoming students.“Climate change is most imminent threat to the world, and we would love to see USC, which projects itself as a cutting-edge, world-class university solving the world’s biggest problems, do its part to help mitigate the biggest problem facing us today,” Kakigi said.In spite of these advantages, Kakigi said that the administration has noted several drawbacks to the plans advocated by the Go Solar campaign. A major concern of university officials is the aesthetic problems posed by the panels themselves, which many think would detract from the campus’s collegiate Gothic architectural style. Furthermore, the estimated five years it would take for the solar panels to pay for themselves is too long for many administrators, who have also found it difficult to attract donors for this project.Though Sustainability 2020 has stated its commitment to be more environmentally conscious willingness to consider solar power in the future, Kakigi said that many of the energy committee’s members are the same administrators who were opposed to the Go Solar campaign in the beginning, posing a potential obstacle for any substantial policy changes down the line.“We are not going to stand idle and hope that [administrators] change their minds,” Kakigi said. “Instead, we are going to try to be the change USC needs to install solar panels.”For many students, USC’s reluctance to participate in some environmental efforts is surprising, and they hope to see real progress being made to achieve sustainability goals moving forward.“The fact that none of our power comes from solar is kind of shocking to me,” said Woorin Lee, a freshman majoring in environmental science and health. “I think installing solar panels would also help to enhance our green image, especially considering recent global environmental movements in countries around the world. It’s a big issue, and we’re not taking part in it.”Ariel Marks, E-Core’s co-president, said he was pleased with the turnout they received for this rally and that he hopes to increase awareness about the Go Solar campaign on campus in the future.“We’re really trying to build student awareness and support,” Marks said. “Getting more students to support our cause is what will ultimately push this issue through administration.”last_img read more

Local GAA results


first_imgThurles Sarsfields are the County U21A hurling champions.The Mid Tipp club defeated Cappawhite/Treacys 2-22 to 0-11 in yesterday’s final in Bansha.Elsewhere and Eire Óg Annacarty and Shanballymore of Cork will have to do it all again.  It’s after the West Tipp side were held to a draw by the Rebel side in the Munster Junior B Hurling Final.The score at full time whistle was Eire Óg Annacarty 2-9 Shanballymore 1-12 And In the South Tipperary U21 Hurling Semi-Final yesterday … it finished Mullinahone 2-11 Moyle Rovers 0-10.last_img read more

ENTERTAINMENT BRIEFS: Sting & Shaggy top the charts, Wakanda Jam, and…


first_imgSting, Shaggy move to the top of the Billboard chartsThe unlikely duo of Sting and Shaggy continue to make waves in reggae circles, with their album taking the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts for another straight week.‘44/876,’ which features such tracks as ‘Don’t Make Me Wait,’ “Gotta Get Back My Baby,” “Waiting For The Break Of Day,” and ‘Morning Is Coming,’ has earned rave reviews for the chemistry between the two and playfulness of the album. The two apparently met after Shaggy apparently crashed one of Sting’s performances of ‘Roxanne.’”Shaggy has explained that despite the abrupt way the two met, they ended up having a good rapport with one another. So much so that he eventually asked Sting to offer his vocals to a track he was working on. In the studio, the duo realized that their voices blended really well together and the rest was history._______________________________________________________Mr. Vegas releases ‘Wakanda Jam’ Reggae and Dancehall star, Mr. Vegas, has dropped his newest single just as the blockbuster movie Black Panther is released on DVD.“Wakanda Jam” was officially released May 4th, 2018 and is a playful uptempo song that has taken dance floors by storm. It is a modern version of the classic Duck riddim from the 1990’s as Vegas merges the familiar beat with ‘must move to’ lyrics.The artist sings: “Turn around walk on and hug up yuh woman cause you know how much she love jam!”  The video for “Wakanda Jam” is available on Mr. Vegas’s YouTube and Vevo channels and has fans raving. Mr. Vegas will be on tour in Europe in July and August which includes stops in Belgium, Holland and Germany.  _______________________________________________________Romantic sounds of Jamaica come to life The romantic sounds of Jamaica has become a reality on one album as VP Records released “Reggae Loves Romance Vol.2” on May 11th. The compilation represents the finest reggae music made for true lovers and is the fourth in the Reggae Loves series, which also included ,Reggae Loves Africa,, released in 2014; ,Reggae Loves Jah, in 2015 and ,Reggae Loves Romance, in 2016.Tracks include “There For You” by Beres Hammond, “Superman” by Tarrus Riley, “If I Gave You My Heart” by Maxi Priest, “Forever” Sanchez and “Perfect Love Song” by Morgan Heritage” are included. Also on the album are romance staples “Show Love” by Jah Cure”, “I See It In You” by Freddie McGregor and “Love Crazy” by Jamelody. To appeal to the younger demo, Christopher Martin’s “Helpless” and Romain Virgo’s “Soul Provider.”Tracklist1- Tarrus Riley – Superman2- Tony Curtis – For Your Love3- Da’Ville – I’m In Love With You4- Beres Hammond – There For You5- Freddie McGregor – I see It In You6- Christopher Martin – Helpless7- Maxi Priest – If I Gave My Heart To You8- Gyptian – You Never Know9- Jamelody – Love Crazy10- Sanchez – Forever11- Romain Virgo – Soul Provider12- Jah Cure – Show Love13- Morgan Heritage – Perfect Love Songlast_img read more