Iva Kelley, age 84, of Brookville, Indiana and formerly of Metamora, died Sunday, March 3, 2019 at her residence in Brookville, surrounded by her family.Born June 29, 1934 in Grays, Kentucky she was one of eight children born to the late Walter Woods Sr. & Mollie (Steele) Woods. On March 1, 1954 she was united in marriage to Carl Robert Kelley, and he preceded her in death on January 15, 2014.A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking and caring for her family.Survivors include a daughter, Carol Kelley of Versailles, Indiana; two sons, Douglas Kelley of Brookville, Indiana and Carl Kelley Jr. of Indianapolis, Indiana; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; as well as two brothers, Walter Woods Jr. & Raymond Woods both of Crittenden, Kentucky.In addition to her parents & husband Carl, she was preceded in death by three sons, Phil Kelley, Mark Kelley, and Steve Kelley; and five brothers & sisters.Family & friends may visit from 12:00 Noon until 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Rev. Mike Holman, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Brookville, will officiate the Funeral Services on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 1:00 P.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville.Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to once again serve the Kelley family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
A small group of Greensburg Track and Field members traveled to Upland Friday evening to compete in the Taylor HSR Qualifying meet. The evening started with Brenner Hanna winning the 3200m with a new Indoor Personal Record time of 11:38.99 which also sets a new Indoor School Record.Hanna also competed with teammates Emily Mangels, Sophie Nobbe, and Emma Wilmer in the 3200m Relay placing 3rd in 11:18.72.The Boys 3200m and Distance Medley Relay teams of Sawyer Sanders, Jonathon Ralston, Andrew Johnson and Hunter Butz also competed at Taylor University Friday night. The 4 x 800 team placed 5th in 9:24.47 and the DMR placed 7th in 12:57.31. Long Jumper Daimon Austin also competed and earned 8th place with a 19’8.75 leap.Based on current state standings the Pirates Track and Field Teams will have multiple competitors in the Hoosier State Relays, often referred to as the Indoor State Meet, next Saturday at Indiana University. Individually Lily Grimes punched her ticket to Indoor State earlier this month and will be competing in shot put while Brenner Hanna has qualified in the 3200m race. The Girls 3200m Relay team and the Girls DMR team including Hanna as well as Emily Mangels, Emma Hatton, Emma Wilmer, and Sophie Nobbe will also be racing at the Indoor State Meet. From the boys team Daimon Austin qualified with his 20’2″ leap at Wabash last weekend and will be competing in long jump at HSR at IU. Other Pirate individual athletes and relay teams may have a chance to participate in HSR too if other competitors from across the state choose to scratch out of an event.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.
Diana D. Howrey, 85, of Milan, Indiana, formerly of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Monday March 25, 2019.She was born April 26, 1933 in Stanley, KY, daughter of the late William A. Sapp and Mary (Miller) Sapp.Diana attended St. Charles Catholic Church in Milan, Indiana. Her faith was very important to her, and she loves the Cross of Jesus. She was formerly a member of the Sunman American Legion Auxiliary.Diana made many quilts, even creating her own patterns. She made beautiful doilies and loved to crochet.Diana is survived by her children, Joyce Conforti of Franklin Lakes, NJ, James Howrey of Aurora, IN, William Howrey of Plainsfield, IN, Janet Hinds of Tulsa, OK.; friend, Jo Ann Amberger of Sunman, Indiana.She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Verle E. Howrey, and a sister, Clara Jean Bush.Interment will be in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana at a later date.Contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
The Batesville High School track team traveled to East Central Friday night to compete in their 8 team invitational. Although the winds were very high at times and the temperature dropped quite a bit as the sun went down, the rain stayed away and some great competition was seen. Batesville placed a very respectable 3rd place for the girls as the boys placed 2nd. For both sides, the East Central Trojans ran away with the victories scoring over 200 points! VERY impressive! Final scores were, girls: EC-205.5, Franklin County-117, BHS-107, Ursuline-65, Gburg-53.5, South Ripley-51, OA-12, Hughes-9. And for the boys scores were: EC-201.5, BHS-128.83, FC-101, GB-79.66, Mueller-49, OA-28, SR-22 and Hughes-4.Batesville had 4 events where the Bulldogs took the championship medal and they were: Charlie Laymon in the long jump where he jump a BIG personal best of 20’7″, Adam Moster in the 800m run (2:06.32), Joshua Myers in the 3200m run with a personal best of 10:06.48 and the boys 4 x 800m relay of JJ Kuisel, Johnathon Lynch, Vonley Hund and Adam Moster (8:52.56). Way to go, boys!Runner up finishes went to:Stephanie Nobbe-200m dashJohnathon Lynch-800m runBenjamin Moster-1600m runCarley Pride and Kent Meyers-high jumpGirls 4 x 800m relay of Liz Loichinger, Lily Pinckley, Maria Lopez and Katie OlsenBoys 4 x 400m relay of Adam Moster, Tyler Myers, Johnathon Lynch and JJ Kuisel3rd place finishes were:Stephanie Nobbe-100m dashJJ Kuisel-400m dashLiz Loichinger-800m run and 1600m runLily Pinckley-3200m runKent Myers-pole vault4 x 100m relay of Callie Main, Lily Meyer, Roxie Hund and Stephanie Nobbe4th place finishes:Carley Pride-400m dashBenjamin Moster-800m runRoxie Hund and Tyler Myers-300m hurdlesKatie Bedel-long jumpSam Sittloh-shot putBoys 4 x 100m of Isaiah Riffle, Justin Heiser, Charlie Laymon and Sam HaskampGirls 4 x 400m relay of Katie Olsen, Liz Loichinger, Roxie Hund and Carley Pride5th places were:Lily Meyer-200m dash and long jumpKatie Olsen-800m runTrysta Vierling-1600m runAdam Hollowell-3200m runGabe Gunter-high jump6th places went to:Lily Meyer-100m dashDillon Murray-3200m runChase Hamilton-300m hurdlesAdam Moster-long jumpCallie Main-discus7th places were:Dillon Murray-1600m runTrysta Vierling-3200m runRoxie Hund and Chase Hamilton-100/110m hurdlesSam Robben-300m hurdlesKatie Bedel-high jumpCallie Main-long jumpAnd finishing up the scoring and ribbon winner in 8th place went to:Maria Lopez-800m runAustin Cornn-high jumpStephanie Nobbe-pole vaultThis was one of our first big meets and some awesome performances were delivered. The following is the list of everyone that achieved a personal best…again, despite the windy and colder conditions. By event they are:200m dash-Carley Pride400m dash-Carley Pride and Ava Ralston800m run-Liz Loichinger and Benjamin Moster1600m run-Adam Hollowell, Benjamin Moster, Dillon Murray and Trysta Vierling3200m run-Joshua Myers, Adam Hollowell and Lily Pinckley300m hurdles-Tyler Myers and Sam Robben4 x 800m splits-Lily Pinckley, Katie Olsen4 x 400m splites-JJ Kuisel, Adam Moster, Tyler Myers, Johnathon Lynch, Liz Loichinger, Carley Pride and Roxie HundShot put-Sam SittlohDiscus-Callie MainPole Vault-Kent MeyersLong Jump-Charlie Laymon, Adam Moster, Lily Meyer, Callie Main and Katie BedelWay to go everyone! I will continue to say that hardwork is really paying off! The Bulldogs are ready to enter their tournament season as they will host County next Thursday. This will also be Senior night where we will honor 9 great Senior leaders! Action begins at 5pm and we will honor our seniors at the conclusion of the meet! Come out and support the Dogs!
Huntington Station, NY — The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) honored the 200th anniversary of the birth of Walt Whitman with a new stamp in its Literary Arts series, commemorating the life, work and words of the poet some revere as the “Father of Modern American Poetry,” at his Long Island birthplace.Whitman’s poetry was modern in “the topics and themes explored — freedom, human dignity, and democracy,” said Cara Greene, USPS vice president, controller. Greene dedicated the 85-cent stamp, which is intended for domestic First-Class Mail weighing up to 3 ounces. “Whitman was more than a giant in American literature,” said Greene. “He was a remarkable human being who helped nurse thousands of the Civil War’s sick and dying soldiers.”Greene was joined to unveil the stamp by Cynthia Shor, Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site executive director; Jeffrey Gould, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association trustee; Erik Kulleseid, New York State Parks Commissioner; Darrel Blaine Ford, Whitman personator; and David Reynolds, Graduate Center of the City University of New York.Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamp, featuring a portrait of Whitman by Sam Weber, based on a photograph taken by Frank Pearsall in 1869. A lilac bush and hermit thrush in the stamp’s background recall the poem, “When Lilacs Last in the Door-yard Bloom’d,” written after President Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.Whitman’s name lines the bottom of the stamp. “USA” is printed horizontally in the top left corner. The stamp’s denomination, “THREE OUNCE,” is indicated at far right, down the side.News of the stamps can be shared using the hashtag #WaltWhitmanStamps.Information on ordering first-day-of-issue postmarks and covers is at usps.com/shop under “Collectors.”
Statehouse—State Rep. Cindy Ziemke (R-Batesville) pairs her sneakers with her suit to help kick off February as National Cancer Prevention Month on Wednesday, Jan. 29 at the Statehouse. The Indiana House of Representatives participated in the Suits and Sneakers Challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches, to help raise awareness. The Suits and Sneakers event aims to shed light on ways of reducing cancer, like exercising, eating healthy and following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for recommended cancer screenings.
Versailles, IN— Special Olympics Indiana invites supporters to raise money and awareness by taking part in its 2020 Versailles Polar Plunge, to be held Saturday, February 15 at Versailles State Park. On-site registration for the event will take place near the boat ramp beginning at 10 a.m. for the Polar Climb 5K Run/3K Walk and at 11:30 a.m. for the Polar Plunge. Runners will take their marks at 11 a.m., while plungers will enter the lake beginning at 2 p.m. Advance registration and additional details are available by clicking here. The fundraising event is hosted by Special Olympics Indiana’s Ripley-Ohio-Dearborn Counties Program, the event features a heated festival tent at the park, offering games, entertainment, a food court, and the always popular “After Splash Bash,” where additional prizes will be awarded as participants warm up with food and beverages. Spectators and guests are welcome throughout.Those interested in supporting the event and raising money without getting wet are invited to register as “virtual plungers”.
Greensburg, IN – Friday evening, Greensburg Police Department officers and Decatur County Sheriff Department deputies were dispatched to Colonial Manor off of Davidson Street in reference to a robbery involving a firearm.The initial report from a female caller was that three males broke into an apartment and took an item. While in the apartment, the caller alleges that one of the males brandished a firearm before fleeing. When the officers arrived on the scene, a Decatur County Sheriff’s Deputy and a Greensburg Officer were able to locate and detain one male running from the apartments. The officers allege this suspect had a firearm, which officers located during the search of the area.Other responding officers were advised by members of the public that a vehicle had pulled into a housing addition and two males fled from the vehicle. Officers from both departments set a perimeter and Greensburg K-9 Officer Mitch Tuttle and K-9 Hercules were called to the scene to begin a track. During this search, officers were able to locate another male hiding in a pine tree in the area, and he was taken into custody. Officer Tuttle and Hercules then continued their search, in which the third male was located hiding under a residence’s back porch.At this time, this case is still an active investigation and not all details can be released but Chief Brendan Bridges stated that the female caller knew the alleged robbers and this was not a random crime. During the investigation, four individuals were arrested and transported to the Decatur County Jail. Jaron Markland, of Greensburg, was charged on allegations of Dealing in Marijuana and Dealing in a Controlled SubstanceMaxwell Higgins, of Louisville, Kentucky, was charged on allegations of Robbery with a Firearm, Burglary with a Firearm, Criminal Recklessness, Criminal Confinement with a Firearm, and Intimidation with a FirearmSherquan Malone, of Louisville, Kentucky, was charged on allegations of Robbery with a Firearm, Burglary with a Firearm, Criminal Recklessness, Criminal Confinement with a Firearm, and Intimidation with a FirearmBrandon Mitchel,l of Louisville, Kentucky, was charged on allegations of Robbery with a Firearm, Burglary with a Firearm, Criminal Recklessness, Criminal Confinement with a Firearm, and Intimidation with a Firearm
Yule “Chief” Vernatt, 73, of Sunman passed away Saturday, September 12, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born Wednesday, August 20, 1947 in Huntington, West Virginia, the son of the late Mary (Guinn) and Thomas Vernatt. He married Sharon Beach on August 21, 1970 and she preceded him in death on March 25, 2018. Chief served his country in the U.S. Army 1st Infantry Division and was a member of the Sunman American Legion Post #337. He worked for Marathon as a research technician and enjoyed meeting old friends from work for holiday meals. He also enjoyed old time tv shows; going to casino’s; and traveling.Chief is survived by his companion Patricia Engle of Sunman; daughter Kimberly (Todd) Plymale of Sunman; brother Thomas “Tom” Vernatt of Belleville, Michigan; and grandchildren Makayla, Colton, and Montana Plymale. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary and Thomas, and wife Sharon.A service celebrating his life will be held 11 AM Thursday, September 17, 2020 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home in Milan with Pastor Charles Miller officiating. Burial will follow in St. Paul Methodist Cemetery, with full military rites provided by the Sunman American Legion Post #337. Family and friends may gather to remember Chief from 9 – 11 AM Thursday also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in honor of Chief to the Ripley Crossing Activity Fund. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S Main Street, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812) 654-2141. Please reach out through our website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or a memory of Chief for the family. Due to the Governor’s mandate, social distancing should be observed, and masks must be worn inside of the funeral home.
RelatedPosts Tinubu to Adesina: Re-election, affirmation of Africa’s confidence in your ability Oguchi named D’Tigers player of the decade Pirates attack Chinese vessel off coast of Cote d’Ivoire, Nigerian Navy rescues crew members D’Tigers have arrived in Guangzhou in time for their classification game against Cote d’Ivoire on Friday. Having narrowly missed out of the second round ticket, the team has now set their sight on picking an automatic ticket to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Head Coach, Alex Nwora, said with the victory against Korea on Tuesday, there is everything to fight for, starting with the important game against their West African rivals. Nwora said: “The team has continued to improve and we hope to step it up on Thursday. “Tunisia, Senegal, Angola and Côte d’Ivoire will all be desperate to get the Olympic ticket. “So we must get our acts right and get the job done.” During the final phase of the World Cup qualifiers, Nigeria defeated Côte d’Ivoire in Lagos 84-73 points before suffering an away 72-46 points defeat in Abidjan to hand the Ivorians a World Cup qualification lifeline. Nwora said all records are now in the past with all teams in search of a ticket to Tokyo. He said: “We have played each other in the past but this is different. “The stakes are now high and we are all aware of that. “All the games we played in the past will count for nothing at this stage.” NBBF President, Musa Kida, said considering the financial implications of prosecuting the Olympics Qualification Tournament, it is important for the team grab the only ticket on offer for Africa at the World Cup. Kida said: “Inviting players, camping them and playing the OQT will involve money, which can be channeled to developing basketball back home. “The boys are fully aware of what is at stake and the need to continue their winning run.” For the team to stand a chance of qualifying, they must win their games against Côte d’Ivoire and host China to emerge as the highest placed team in Africa, having enjoyed better points deficit compared to the other four African teams.Tags: Cote d’IvoireD’TigersFIBA World CupGunagzhou