Frieda R. “Fritz” Thalheimer

first_imgFrieda R. “Fritz” Thalheimer, age 97 of Batesville, died Friday, March 3, 2017 at St. Andrew’s Health Campus.  Born November 23, 1919 in Oldenburg, she is the daughter of Nora (Nee: Haverkos) and Joseph Gehring.  She married Marce Thalheimer September 12, 1942 at Holy Family Church and he preceded her in death March 21, 1999.  A homemaker, Frieda was a member of St. Louis Church and a former member of Hillcrest Country Club.She loved playing cards and was a member of several Bridge and 500 card clubs over the years.  Although her eye sight had begun to fail, just the other week, she called out plays her family had missed playing solitaire.  Before the onset of Macular Degeneration, Frieda was an avid reader, whose tastes leaned towards romance novels.  She also used to do quite a bit of sewing and crocheting as well as putting out a garden and canning the excess for winter.  After Marce retired, they enjoyed taking trips to Florida with friends, usually going for a few weeks at a time.She is survived by her daughters Marcia Eckstein of Kokomo, Indiana, Linda Harlow of Southport, North Carolina, Lou Thalheimer of Columbus, Ohio, Sue Kelly of Pueblo West, Colorado; brothers Myron Gehring of Batesville, Dennis Gehring of Springfield, Illinois; eight grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  In addition to her husband and parents, she is also preceded in death by sister Thecla Parker and brothers Rev. Gordon, Rev. Irvin and Rev. Owen Gehring.Visitation will be Tuesday, March 7th, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Margaret Mary Health Foundation Hospice.last_img read more

Township merger bill passes committee

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The House Committee on Ways and Means passed a bill Monday authored by Republican state representative from Batesville Cindy Ziemke that would require small townships to merge with one or more contiguous townships.According to Ziemke, the bill would require townships under a population of 1,200 to merge with one or more townships within the same county. The newly formed township would need to meet that population requirement as well as elect a new township trustee and board members. While many Indiana townships operate efficiently and transparently, some struggle with high overhead costs relative to the services they provide taxpayers.“The motivation behind this legislation is to provide the most efficient, fiscally sound local government possible at the township level,” Ziemke said. “I have been working closely with the Indiana Township Association to come up with a bill that consolidates small township operations, but maintains the same township services and transparency Hoosiers expect.”According to Ziemke, House Bill 1005 contains multiple requirements to assist small townships during this proposed transition. For example, guidance by the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance would be required upon request for local governments, like small townships, when reorganizing. The DLGF would also be required to perform a fiscal impact study of the township merger free of charge.Additionally, the committee amended the bill to urge an interim legislative committee to study better mechanisms to fund township firefighting services. That committee would consider whether these township services should have a minimum funding level or tax rate.“House Bill 1005 includes additional provisions that improve township government accountability and services,” Ziemke said. “It would empower citizens denied township assistance the option to appeal the denial to the county board of commissioners.  This legislation would also cap township board salaries at $7,000 per year and require all townships to develop a capital improvement plan if their capital fund exceeds 150 percent of the township’s annual budget estimate.”last_img read more

Max Papis Innovations renews awards in four IMCA divisions

first_imgMOORESVILLE, N.C. – Second-year sponsor Max Papis Innovations has renewed an awards program that pays off for top drivers in four IMCA divisions.The Mooresville, N.C.-headquartered company gives MPI steering wheels with custom stands to the 2018 IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car and IMCA Sunoco Stock Car na­tional champions.Second and third-place finishers in national standings for the same divisions all receive $50 gift certificates.Owned by veteran driver Max Papis, MPI has customers at all levels of the sport and its quickly expanding its share of the dirt track market. Its network of dealers covers 20 states and Australia includes Jerovetz Motorsports Shock Service, Karl Performance, Larry Shaw Race Cars and Smiley’s Racing Products.“One of the visions of MPI was to make innovative and safe steering wheels that are accessible to drivers in all forms of racing. I have always been a supporter of grassroots racing so partnering with IMCA was a no-brainer,” said Papis. “IMCA embodies what grassroots racing is all about and I’m proud to support the series and all their racers. We look forward to being a part of the IMCA family and expanding the safety and comfort of our steering wheels.”All awards from Max Papis Innovations will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Information about MPI steering wheels and accessories is available at the www.maxpapisinc.com web­site, by calling 704 208-4344 and on Facebook.“The steering wheels for our national champions are not only high quality improvements for their race car, but they made great display pieces at the national banquet in Lincoln,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder observed. “The innovation and craftsmanship are what you would expect from someone as respected as Max and we are proud to partner with him again in 2018.”last_img read more

I’ll set new record in Tokyo Paralympics  – Five-time paralympian

first_imgRelatedPosts Cleric urges Christians to avoid ill-gotten wealth to attain greatness in life It’s unfair to discuss 2023 election now, opposition tells Enugu PDP I was in best of forms before Tokyo Paralympics was postponed — Powerlifter Ejike A five-time paralympian, Lucy Ejike, says she will leave no stone unturned to set a new record in the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo in September. Ejike, a para-powerlifting athlete, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Wednesday that she was training tirelessly to be in form to fly Nigeria’s flag at the paralympics. NAN reports that the Enugu State-born athlete represented Nigeria in paralympic games in Sydney in 2000, Athens in 2004, Beijing in 2008, London in 2012 and Rio de Janeiro in 2016. She won gold and silver medals. Ejike said: “Performing well or winning medals in paralympic is not easy. “However it all depends on your commitment; I train a lot; it has become part of me because I cannot do without it. “I take every session of the schedule as preparations for the games, and it has really helped me to achieve much in my career.” The Nigeria’s flag bearer in the Rio Paralympics clinched gold medal in the women 61kg division with a lift of 142kg at the Rio Games. She told NAN that she would do her best to break records in Tokyo. Ejike said Tokyo 2020 would be an opportunity to record more feats in her career and bring greater honour to Nigeria. “I always aspire to achieve something new at every appearance in the games because that is where I can stand out,” she added. NAN reports that Ejike featured in the 2019 International ParaWorld Championships held in Kazakhstan in July and won a gold medal with a lift of 132kg. NAN.Tags: AthensEnugu StateLucy EjikeTokyo Paralympicslast_img read more

Adkins bullish ahead of next season

first_img “Obviously we want to play in a certain manner but it has got to be winning football. The players sampled the Championship last year so I’d like to think that gives us a good opportunity with the stability that we’ve already got at the club to look to strive to keep improving on what we’ve got. “It is about winning – we are all well aware of that. It is not easy for anybody in the Premier League, especially to go on and win games.” All four goals were scored by members of the Championship-winning side, with a Hal Robson-Kanu brace complemented by Adam Le Fondre and Jem Karacan strikes. However, speculation as to whether any such players will now move on is rife, especially in regards to Le Fondre. Like so many times this season, the former Rotherham striker came off the bench at Fulham – a role he has become increasingly frustrated with. Asked if he has a role to play, Adkins said: “Very much so. I think he has set a record for coming off the bench to score in the Premier League. “You need to have a squad of players next season and to be successful you have got to go and score goals. You can’t just rely on one player to do that. “We’ve got to make sure we’ve got enough players in the squad to go and score goals and Adam is obviously one of them.” Adkins was pleased by what he saw from his side as they won 4-2 at Fulham and, having managed Southampton to second place behind triumphant Reading last season, believes they are well placed to come straight back up. “The important thing is that the squad here won the Championship last year,” he said after winning his first game as Royals boss. Nigel Adkins believes Reading’s experience of the npower Championship gives them a “good opportunity” to make a Barclays Premier League return at the first attempt.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

LA fires spread rapidly

first_imgAs the Station fire continues to grow — more than doubling in size Sunday night — USC has extended an offer of support to students and families who may be affected.The fire, which started burning Aug. 26 and had spread across 105,000 acres by Monday night, forced evacuations in several towns in northeast Los Angeles County and displaced many USC students and their families.Fire flight · A Los Angeles County Fire Department helicopter drops gallons of water in the Big Tujunga Canyon in Sunland in an attempt to control the rapidly expanding blaze, which has spread over 105,000 acres. – Eric Wolfe | Daily TrojanUSC sent an email Monday afternoon to students whose permanent addresses are in the areas threatened by the fire.The email, sent by Andrea Torres, director of student support and advocacy in the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs, offered support and counseling for students victimized by the fire.Burning in the Angeles National Forest and surrounding areas, the fire had destroyed 53 structures including residences as of 6 p.m. Monday, accordingto the County of Los Angeles Office of Emergency Management.The fire was also threatening Mt. Wilson and the Mt. Wilson Observatory, where USC has a 60-foot solar tower. Mt. Wilson hosts TV and radio towers and multimillion-dollar astronomy projects from other schools, as well.The Station fire ­— the largest of eight fires currently burning in the state — was only 5 percent contained as of Monday night.last_img read more

Syracuse comes back to beat Bryant, 3-2, in Citrus Classic

first_imgCorinne Ozanne’s game-winning RBI in the eighth inning earned Syracuse (6-7) a 3-2 victory over Bryant (0-5), the Orange’s second victory of the weekend in the Citrus Classic.Bryant scored its first two runs on Sunday on an error by SU in the second inning, but the Bulldogs never scored again.The Orange stormed back with a sixth-inning rally. Maddi Doane led the frame off with a base hit to center field, while Sammy Fernandez reached first base on an error. Sydney O’Hara’s base hit scored both Doane and Fernandez, tying the game at two. Syracuse lost a chance to take a lead into the seventh inning as Hannah Dossett struck out, leaving O’Hara and Rachel Burkhardt stranded.But SU would score again in the eighth inning when Ozanne brought home Doane from second base. The Orange loaded the bases with two outs, but Dossett struck out again to finish the top half of the inning.AnnaMarie Gatti sealed her third win of the season with three quick outs in the final frame.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse travels to Los Angeles next weekend for the UCLA Tournament, where the Orange will face CSU Bakersfield, CSU Northridge, UC Davis and UCLA. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 28, 2016 at 1:50 pm Contact Chris: cfthomse@syr.edulast_img read more

For whom the Victory Bell tolls

first_imgSenior running back Aca’Cedric Ware breaks free from defenders and runs to the end zone against Cal. (Josh Dunst | Daily Trojan)In 2010 and 2011, USC was bowl ineligible due to NCAA sanctions. Now, it seems as though bowl ineligibility is a possibility for the Trojans — this time due to an upset loss to Cal. They will take on UCLA at the Rose Bowl on Saturday to fight for a bowl game.The Trojans are now 5-5, in line for their worst record since Pete Carroll’s first year with the program in 2001 when the team went 6-6. That looks like the best case scenario for the Trojans right now; it seems incredulous to think they’ll even be able to compete with the undefeated, No. 3-ranked Notre Dame squad set to file into the Coliseum next weekend. A win at the Rose Bowl this weekend will likely be USC’s only ticket to a .500 record, and it might not be as easy as it should be.“I think a win against UCLA does a lot for the seniors,” head coach Clay Helton said. “It’s a unique rivalry and I think it’s important right now [for] those seniors. Those guys that have been here, we’ve done this together. To hopefully keep that bell cardinal would be a great thing.”USC offense vs. UCLA defenseThe Trojan offense has lacked a clear identity throughout the year. Its primary sources of production have been all over the place; one week the passing game entirely on its shoulders while the run game stagnates, another week the Trojans will rush for over 300 yards, and in another they’ll fail to produce any points at all. It seemed that this would change after Helton assumed play-calling duties two weeks ago and the subsequent victory at Oregon State, as the Trojans placed a newfound emphasis on the run game, which resulted in over 300 yards rushed.However, the Cal loss proved that the Trojans still have no clear offensive identity. The ground game was solid, as the running backs rushed for 97 yards on 38 carries, led by redshirt senior Aca’Cedric Ware’s excellent performance. Helton said that both Ware and redshirt sophomore Vavae Malepeai are healthy and expected to play on Saturday.But the Trojans went away from rushing the ball as the game went on, instead choosing to put the game in freshman quarterback JT Daniels’ hands. That strategy didn’t work out so well. After a first half that saw him throw for over 150 yards and two touchdowns on a 75 percent completion rate, he failed to get going in the second half, throwing a pick and finishing the night with a 35.4 quarterback rating. The team ended the second half with 41 total yards on 31 plays. The return of No. 1 receiving target junior Michael Pittman this week could be a big boost to the passing offense — if he’s healthy. Pittman had been on a tear the past three weeks before his injury, with 16 catches for 352 yards and five touchdowns, all team highs over that span. Wide receivers redshirt sophomore Tyler Vaughns and freshman Amon-Ra St. Brown have also played well in recent weeks; at this point, the issue worth watching for is whether or not Daniels can consistently get the ball in their hands. On the ground, Ware has been excellent, with over 300 yards in the past two contests as he’s capitalized on the improvement of the run blocking in front of him. The Trojans would be wise to feed him heavily this week, as they face a UCLA run defense ranked 113th in the nation, giving up an average of 215.5 ground yards per game. The Trojans haven’t truly done so at any point this season; aside from Arizona where he had 21 carries, Ware hasn’t received over 20 in a game yet. It might be in their best interests to finally do so. If the Trojans do, they’ll likely be able to beat down a weak UCLA defense, one that’s given up more than 30 points in all but two games this season, quite easily. If they don’t, the success of the offense depends on which version of Daniels shows up; the difference between his performance during the first and second halves of the Cal game might be enough to sway the outcome of a game. However, against a lackluster defense like the one the Trojans will face Saturday, it’s more likely than not they’ll manage to put points on the board.UCLA offense vs. USC defenseThough the Bruins aren’t exactly imposing on the other side of the ball either, they have enough playmakers to be dangerous on offense any given night. Running back Joshua Kelley has been their best weapon, with 1,078 yards and eight touchdowns from scrimmage on the year. Arizona State contained him last week, holding him to 3.8 yards per carry. Helton credited head coach Chip Kelly, who is in his first season at UCLA.“I have a lot of respect for [Kelly],” Helton said. “Being one of those coaches who is an offense coach by trade, he’s one of those guys who has been an offensive genius for a long time. I’ve always looked up to him.”The loaded fronts ASU used to slow down Kelley opened up the Bruins’ aerial attack, allowing for one-on-one opportunities down the field for tight end Caleb Wilson. Though UCLA has received average-at-best quarterback play most of the year, Wilson has been a force for them at tight end — he’s one of the best in the nation. He’s racked up 718 yards and four touchdowns on the year, and will look to add to that total on Saturday against the Trojans. The last time the Trojans played against a team with similar talent at tight end, they were manhandled by Stanford’s Kaden Smith. The defense has been suspect recently in its coverage ability, getting picked apart by Jake Luton of Oregon State. This could be a problem against the duo of Wilson and wide receiver Theo Howard, who has 513 yards and three touchdowns on the year so far. Although USC is 5-5, Helton is still motivated to win the game.“You treat it like it’s the Super Bowl,” Helton said. “You treat it like it’s the championship game, and I know those kids worked extremely hard in prep this week and were very competitive and focused. They want this for themselves, for their school and for their pride.”Prediction: USC 28, UCLA 21USC’s lack of identity and inconsistency in every aspect of the game has made it difficult to project the team’s performances from week to week. Expect them to pull away in this one. After the nightmare of a month the Trojans have had, losing to UCLA to ensure a losing season would be the biggest blow imaginable. They should be able to exploit a weak Bruin defense, but their ability to hold things down on the other side of the ball is worrisome. Expect them to give up some scores, making this game closer than it should be. However, they should find a way to pull this one out.Delanie Pence contributed to this report.last_img read more

Heartland points the way forward for NPFL clubs

first_imgIt is untenable that government is going to play nanny to our clubs forever so now is the time for club leaders to start thinking and being innovative. In that regard I would like to praise the Heartland FC initiative. Reports say the club’s chairman Goodfaith Etuemene has activated plans to engage international partners that can help take the club to a new level.He is currently discussing with clubs in Poland, Germany, Czech Republic and Turkey. Typically, a good partnership should see the foreign club offer financial and technical support to the NPFL side as they search for the next big talents out of Nigeria. It is also a way for the foreign clubs to globalize their appeal, and no country in Africa should be a more important market than Nigeria.This is frankly the most sensible bit of business news I have seen from an NPFL club in a while, these are thinking men who understand how modern football business should be run and how to grab a share of the billions of dollars crisscrossing the world annually in football investments. This is the kind of project I would have loved to be involved in, and believe me when I say I can offer my advisory time for free, so call me if you need help. We are Nigeria, we are a country of 180m people, we have oil and vast quantities of various mineral resources, we have football pedigree, we have groomed global stars like Austin Jay Jay Okocha, Nwankwo Kanu, Mikel Obi, Finidi George etc and can groom more, we should at the very least appeal to any mid-level club in the developed world. Way to go Heartland.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Lampard in Talks over New Derby Deal despite Chelsea Rumours

first_imgFrank Lampard Derby County are talking to boss Frank Lampard about a new deal amid speculation they will be approached by Chelsea for their former midfielder.Chelsea are yet to make contact with the Rams about Lampard, who is the firm favourite to replace Juventus-bound Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge. But Derby are keen to extend Lampard’s deal – which has two years left – and have opened talks with the 40-year-old.Chelsea would have to pay about £4m in compensation if they appoint him. Lampard took Derby into the Championship play-off final in his first season in management, but there are senior figures at Pride Park and Chelsea who wonder if now is not the right time for him to return to the club where he earned legendary status – winning three Premier League titles and the Champions League, in addition to becoming the club’s all-time top scorer with 211.The former England player has previously spoken of his gratitude to Derby for giving him a chance in management, and he met club officials earlier this week as he continued preparations for the new season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more