Dearborn Community Foundation holds matching campaign

first_imgDEARBORN COUNTY, Ind. — The Dearborn Community Foundation held its “Double Your Donation” endowment matching campaign yesterday.The foundation had set aside $100,000 to match contributors $1-to $1.The matching program began at 9 am yesterday and was over in less than 30 minutes.Contributors made donations to more than 30 different endowment funds during the campaign.The overall endowment at the Foundation grew by $200,000 when the new contributions are combined with the match.last_img

Soup’s on!!!

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Mock Turtle Soup Sale is coming to St. Louis Church in Batesville next week.On Monday, September 11 from noon to 8 p.m. and Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. church members will offer gallons for $16, half gallons for $9 and quarts for $5. The soup will also be available at Schmidt’s Bakery during normal business hours. Soup will also be offered at the St. Louis Church Festival on Sunday September 17. Please enter through the Activity Center doors only.-0-last_img read more

Mark A. Prickel

first_imgMark A. Prickel, age 86 of Morris, died Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at his residence.  Born November 18, 1931 in Ripley County Indiana, he is the son of Matilda (Nee: Zillebuehler) and Nicholas Prickel.   He married Arnelda Scheele October 24, 1953 at St. Louis Church and she preceded him in death March 4, 2004.  A lifelong farmer, Mark was a member of the St. Anthony’s Men’s Choir and long time choir director, a member of the Eureka Band, a Fourth Degree Knight with the Batesville Knights of Columbus Council #1461 as well as serving as County Commissioner for two terms and three terms with the Batesville School Corporation.Mark enjoyed watching Purdue basketball, Notre Dame football, the Bengals, rabbit hunting in his younger years and was a league bowler for many years.  What he loved most was spending time with his grandchildren and working on the farm.Mark is survived by daughters Jane Tekulve and Brenda Meyer, both of Batesville, Judy Kinker of Greensburg, Nancy Prickel, Mary Jo Reer and Diane Dierckman, all of Batesville; sons Mike, Matt, and Luke, all of Batesville, Marvin of Chicago, Donny of Batesville; 28 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren.  In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by sisters Sr. Mary Luke Prickel O.S.F., Connie Prickel-Metz, Marcia Werner and brothers John D. and Jerome.Visitation is Monday, December 18th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 19th, at St. Anthony’s Church with Rev. Shaun Whittington officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Connie Prickel-Metz Scholarship Fund.last_img read more

Mr. John Osborn Archer

first_imgMr. John Osborn Archer, age 81, of Moorefield, Indiana, entered this life on April 27, 1937, in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving son of the late, John Kendric and Elberta Mae (Osborn) Archer. He was raised in Moorefield, Indiana and attended the St. Mary’s School in Moorefield where John and Mary currently reside. He was a 1955 graduate of the Vevay High School where he participated in the drama club, choir, basketball, cross country and baseball and was a member of the 1955 sectional championship team. John was united in marriage on June 29, 1956, at the Caledonia United Presbyterian Church in Caledonia, Indiana, to Mary Leo Lewis and to this union arrived three sons, John Michael, Mark Curtis and Alan Jay to bless their home. John and Mary shared nearly 62 loving years of marriage together until his death. John and Mary with the help of Julian and Louise Hartman began “The 129ers” 4-H Club, which was an all boys club in the Moorefield and Pleasant area. He was employed for the company that built Kocolene Stations in Greensburg, Indiana, US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for several years and for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Indiana, for two years. John enjoyed farming the dairy farm with his father. They raised tobacco and corn and later drove for the amish. John worked for Jam Construction with his son, Mike for several years. John served on the Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors for two terms, coordinated the Switzerland County Horse Pull for its duration and served as the Director of the Blue Ribbon Championship Horse Pull at the Indiana State Fair for more than 40 years. John also assisted with maintenance and lawn care at the Switzerland County 4-H Fairgrounds for many years. John was awarded Mr. Switzerland County 4-H in 2015. John supported the grandchildren as 10 year 4-Hers and watched the first of 12-great-grandchildren compete. The Archer Farm which was established by John’s grandfather and has been in the family for six generations was recently awarded the Hoosier Homestead Award. John was a District FFA Officer and was a member of the Switzerland County Saddle Club, Indiana Horse Pullers Association, Southern Draft Horse Association, FHA Board of Directors and the Caledonia United Presbyterian Church. John enjoyed judging at the Indiana State Fair for the horse pull. John also enjoyed a good card game, spending time with his grandkids and his family, camping and visiting neighboring states for a horse pull. John passed away at 6:20 p.m., Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.John will be deeply missed by his wife, Mary Leo (Lewis) Archer of Moorefield, IN; his sons, John Michael Archer and his wife: Deb of Moorefield, IN, Mark Curtis Archer of Moorefield, IN and Alan Jay Archer and his companion: Carlyn Wilburn of Moorefield, IN; his grandchildren, Josh Archer and his wife: Kendra, Adam Archer and his wife: Carly, Kodi McAlister and her husband: Dan, Jessica Whitham and her husband: Chris, Trisha Archer and Kaleesa Archer; his great-grandchildren, Halle Archer, Braydon Archer, Lainie McAlister, Zoe Whitham, Hudson Archer, Bryson Archer, Adalyn Archer, Poppy Archer, Landen McAlister, Lynleigh McAlister, Beckham Archer, Jett Archer and Asher Whitham; his sister, Gayla Smith of Piqua, OH; his brother, Kenneth Ray Archer and his wife: Di of Bedford, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, John Kendric Archer, died April 24, 1982 and Elberta Mae (Osborn) Archer, died June 6, 1999; his grandson, Derek Alan Archer, died July 19, 2017; his niece, Deb Gebeaur; his great-niece, Robyn Gebeaur and his brother-in-law, Harold Smith.Funeral services will be conducted Monday, May 7, 2018, at 10:00 am, by Pastor KC Banta at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Caledonia Cemetery, Moorefield, Indiana. Friends may call 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Sunday, May 6, 2018, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Caledonia Cemetery Fund, Switzerland County FFA or Charity of the Donor’s Choice. Cards are available at the funeral home.last_img read more

ISDA joins effort to establish ‘Soil Health Forever’ stamp

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Indiana State Department of Agriculture (ISDA) is leading a nationwide effort asking the U.S. Postal Service to issue a soil health forever stamp and is looking for public support.According to the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee, stamp proposals must meet certain criteria and will be considered based on their significance to American history, culture or the environment.“Our future depends on the condition of the soil, so whether it’s directly or indirectly, this issue really impacts everybody,” said Meg Leader, ISDA director of soil health and organizer of the effort. “Ultimately, our goal is to recognize this growing conservation movement while stressing the importance of soil health nationwide.”Every year, the U.S. Postal Service receives thousands of stamp submissions, but only 25-30 are accepted into the program. Once a suggestion is received, the process typically takes two to three years depending on the topic.“Soil health is a matter of great national significance, and it’s been 35 years since this topic was featured on a stamp,” said Bruce Kettler, ISDA director. “This is one of our nation’s most precious natural resources and something we all rely on. We encourage those passionate about this issue to join us and support the cause.”There are two ways the public can participate:Sign on to the Soil Health Forever letter, which can be found by clicking here.Send a personal letter of support to: One North Capitol, Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204, or email it to The letter must be addressed to the “Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee.”To be included in the proposal, all signatures and/or letters of support must be received by July 23, 2018.Visit to learn more about ISDA.last_img read more

State Fire Marshal urges caution with alternative heating sources

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — After a warm start to fall, cooler temperatures are finally expected this weekend. Hoosiers using alternative heating methods to avoid the furnace a bit longer should exercise caution.“During the months of October through December, fire-related deaths increase because of alternative heating sources,” said State Fire Marshal James Greeson. “These heating sources are the leading cause of all home fires for the calendar year so sharing information about their dangers is vital.”Greeson advises Hoosiers to take precautions if alternative sources are in use. Here are a few tips to safely stay warm this season:Keep at least a 3-foot perimeter around space heaters at all times. The space prevents the chances of something getting caught and catching on fire.Space heaters should be kept away from loose or flammable objects such as clothing, curtains, bedding and furniture.Appliances such as ovens should never be used for heating. Doing so can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning and other safety hazards.Fireplaces are common alternative heat sources but pose many hazards if proper maintenance is neglected. Greeson also warns that a fire left unattended may expand to uncontrollable levels and spread to other areas of the home.Fireplaces should be regularly cleaned and inspected by a certified professional.Use only dry, seasoned firewood to prevent buildup of creosote, a buildup on chimney walls of a flammable tar deposited from wood smoke.Fires should always be extinguished before going to bed or leaving the home.Working smoke alarms are especially important in the winter months because of the hazards created by alternative heating sources. Every second counts during a fire, and smoke alarms can double the likelihood of survival.Install smoke alarms on every level and outside each sleeping area of the building.Consider purchasing a carbon monoxide alarm, especially if the home uses gas appliances or gasoline-powered heaters.Smoke alarms should be tested every month to make sure they are still working.Marshal Greeson wants Hoosiers to know there are options besides alternative heating sources that can help stay warm and save money on heating bills.“Some of them may seem odd, but depending on the situation, these methods can help keep Hoosiers warm without the fire hazard of alternative heating devices,” Greeson said.Wear thick, warm clothing such as socks, slippers, sweaters and long underwear.Caulking windows and doors helps stop drafts and decrease heat loss. Fewer drafts can help preserve body heat.Staying active indoors can help with increasing body heat. Some activities to consider are dancing, cleaning and working out.last_img read more

Jennifer Lee McDaniel

first_imgJennifer Lee McDaniel 58, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Friday November 9, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born September 22, 1960 in Cincinnati, OH, daughter of William “Bill” L. McDaniel and the late Nancy (Kendall) McDaniel.Jennifer attended Holmes Hill Church of Christ.Jennifer loved BINGO. She enjoyed doing crafts and adult coloring books. She loved Christmas and would have Christmas everyday if she could. She was a very giving person, and always loved to give a gift to someone. Nothing meant as much to Jennifer as the time spent with her family.Jennifer is survived by her father, Bill McDaniel; children, Nicole (McDaniel) Davidson of Indianapolis, IN, Jerid Edwards of Lawrenceburg, IN; siblings, William A. McDaniel of Moores Hill, IN, Kimberly Voss of CA, Jeff (Kim) McDaniel of Lawrenceburg, IN, Kelly (Ray) Kanzlemar of Lawrenceburg, IN; granddaughter, Alexa Davidson; several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her mother, Nancy S. McDaniel, brother, Todd McDaniel.Friends will be received Friday, November 16, 2018, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Memorial services will be held at the funeral home at 7:00 pm with Evangelist Tommy Johnson officiating.Contributions may be made to the family to defray expenses or the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI). If unable to attend services, 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.comlast_img read more

Covid-19 lockdown: Travel-Obsessed Serena Williams Gets Bored

first_img “I love meeting and seeing women in Paris—how they dress and how they approach style—versus women in London and how they approach style and even the choices they make in restaurants,” said Williams (per Forbes.) “I love observing all of that and being conscious of how women dress and what they’re wearing, either on their neck or on their body.” Williams’ love of fashion has made its way to her business life, too. Williams launched the Away x Serena collection this year. While many celebrities who put their names on brands are doing so with little involvement, Williams is heavily involved in the design of this line, which is based on those same observations she spoke about. Now weeks into quarantine, however, Williams is having to cope with life inside her home. Williams has documented life in quarantine all over social media. From daily walks to time with her daughter, Olympia, Williams appears to be having a perfectly good time without the need to travel. Just because she’s staying near her house, however, it doesn’t mean that Williams’ life is devoid of excitement. Williams has been spending her time in Palm Beach, but fitness isn’t taking a break. While out for a bike ride in her neighborhood, Williams posted a video on Instagram of an unexpected visitor to her stroll in the form of an Alligator. Williams was not in immediate danger, but she was able to catch it all on video for fans to see. Inside her house, however, Williams is taking the proper precautions and living with the same fears as us all. Always candid about what is on her mind, Williams spoke at great length about the anxiety that comes with every sneeze as she tries to keep both herself and her family healthy. read also:Serena Williams raises alarm over social distancing Hopefully, Williams will be able to get out and travel in the near future. Until then, however, she will only have her memories to keep her mind away from home. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted ContentThe Most Clever Uses Of CGI In Cinema7 Facts About Black Holes That Will Blow Your Mind10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest PocketBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThe Rarest And Most Valuable Card In The Whole World10 Largest Cities In The Worldcenter_img As one of the biggest faces in a sport that competes across the world throughout the year, it is no surprise that Serena Williams loves to travel. 23 Grand Slam winner Serena Williams fires a return against Potapova Monday With millions of dollars and a lifestyle that has seen her going across the world since she was just a child, it makes perfect sense that this would be the case. Trapped at home like the rest of us, however, Williams is trying to make it through the coronavirus scare that’s’ kept her grounded for the foreseeable future. Williams was among the first celebrities who announced that they were self-quarantining before it became the societal norm. It must be wearing on her, too. In a November interview with Forbes, Williams spoke about her love of traveling that goes beyond enjoyment and borders on obsession. Being an athlete in a sport as international as tennis, travel is a part of Williams’ life, and despite having a young daughter at home, that doesn’t stop the family from taking trips a lot. “I have grown to love traveling, and when I’m home for more than two weeks, I get bored and feel like I need to go somewhere,” explained to Forbes. Drawing from the last few years alone, Forbes noted that Williams met husband Alexis Ohanian in Italy while on vacation. The pair have gone on dates in Paris, a babymoon in Tulum, Mexico, had a wedding in New Orleans, and a honeymoon on a private island called Kamalame Cay in the Bahamas. Although this predated the quarantine, Williams’ passion for getting out was on full notice. It comes as no surprise that Williams has an eye for fashion and culture. There are few athletes today whose images are also tied up in their fashion. When traveling abroad, Williams has credited her time in other countries with helping her create her own style and adapt it not only to herself but to her brands.last_img read more

Yaya Toure axed after offering to hire sex workers for teammates

first_imgFootball ace, Yaya Toure, has been axed from this weekend’s Soccer Aid after offering to hire sex workers for his team-mates. Married dad Toure, 37, boasted he could bring 19 girls to the side’s five-star hotel in Cheshire. He also posted a pornographic video showing a naked woman in a bath in the group WhatsApp chat. It sparked a string of complaints from his appalled team-mates, who included several female players as well as celebrities. They called on Soccer Aid and ITV bosses to axe Toure from the game, held annually in support of children’s charity Unicef. Toure, who has three children with wife Gina, deleted the messages and issued an apology but today got the boot from Sunday’s game. An insider said: “Everyone at Soccer Aid was disgusted by Yaya’s messages. “There is a WhatsApp group for his team, the World XI, and everyone had been chatting in it. “Without being prompted, Yaya posted a video of a naked woman in a bath. “She was acting in a lewd manner and it was highly inappropriate. “He went on to say he could get 19 women like the one in the video to come to the hotel to the pleasure of those playing the match. “It was absolutely disgraceful and caused a huge amount of distress to some of the people who received the messages. “Soccer Aid is a charity game and is raising money for children. “So to have one of the players, especially one who is supposed to be a professional, making such lewd and gross suggestions is despicable.” Midfielder Yaya, who left Manchester City in 2018, sent the X-rated messages on Thursday night. The WhatsApp group was made up of his team-mates from his World XI side — including ex-Man United star Patrice Evra and female players Julie Fleeting, Lianne Sanderson and Chelcee Grimes. Players and coaches from their England XI opponents were also in the group, including Wes Brown. A string of complaints were then made to Soccer Aid and ITV, which is broadcasting the match live. Goalkeeper David James were also said to be furious. The insider added: “The messages turned the stomachs of the women, along with the men. “The atmosphere among both teams had been so good and spirits were high. These messages have really soured the mood. “Julie, Lianne and Chelcee and David James all made their feelings clear about how wrong they thought his messages were. They called for Toure to be taken off the team.” After bosses at Unicef and ITV were notified of the content, Yaya was told to delete them. Loading… He was then forced to apologise to everyone who received the messages and was warned his place in the squad was in jeopardy. However, feelings were running high during breakfast at the hotel this morning, with many feeling he should get the boot. A source explained: “Within a few minutes his messages had been deleted and Yaya got a mouthful from the bosses. “He repeatedly apologised to them and also said he was sincerely sorry for what he had posted to those in the group. “Not everyone was impressed however and it’s hard to move on from. This wasn’t just banter. “To many it felt misogynistic and wrong — and an apology just won’t cut it. “At breakfast on Friday morning it was all anyone could talk about. “There was no laughter and no one thought it was funny in the slightest. “Everyone signed up to Soccer Aid is there with one goal — to raise money for Unicef. This has cast a shadow over the event.” Toure was then told this afternoon it was the right thing for him “to step back”. This wasn’t just banter. To many it felt misogynistic and wrong. A spokesman for Soccer Aid last night told The Sun: “Inappropriate content was shared in a private group text. The message was quickly deleted and a full apology was made to all. “Soccer Aid for Unicef has discussed the above with the individual involved and he has decided to no longer continue to participate in this year’s event. “While it was an error of judgment, it was felt that the behaviour didn’t align with the values of the event and its cause, and it was the right thing for him to step back from this year’s match.” A second insider working on the charity match, which is in its 14th year, insisted that Yaya’s boasts would never have come to fruition — because of Covid-19. read also:FA presidency: Yaya Toure lambasts Cote d’Ivoire footballers for not supporting Drogba They said: “There are strict social distancing rules in place at the hotel the teams are staying at so Yaya’s suggestion to his team-mates could never have come to pass. “The hotel is blocked off solely for the teams and all those working on the game and there are rules in place. People cannot just come and go. “Yaya acted incredibly foolishly and is now paying the price for his stupidity.” This year’s match will be played behind closed doors for the first time in its history due to Covid-19 restrictions. The star-studded England squad includes Olly Murs, 36, Mark Wright, 33, and Paddy McGuinness, 47. Last year’s game raised more than £6.7million for Unicef. Funds raised this year will go to helping children battle coronavirus around the world. Like their Premier League counterparts, the Soccer Aid players will take the knee as a mark of respect to the Black Lives Matter movement before kick-off at Old Trafford. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It AppearedWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalPeople Born In The 90-s Know What It IsThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThis 1982 Movie Is Better Than Any Other Blockbuster Up TodayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Timelast_img read more

Niagara 2021 Canada Summer Games postponed to 2022 due to COVID-19 pandemic

first_img Loading… No decision has been made yet on the new dates for the Canada Summer Games, but both the CGC and the Niagara Host Society are aiming for the rescheduled event to take place during the summer of 2022. Both organisations are due to continue to monitor developments relating to the pandemic and will safeguard the health of all participants, staff and volunteers. Held every two years, alternating between winter and summer, the Canada Games is the country’s largest multi-sport event and is designed for amateur athletes. More than 5,000 participants and 4,000 volunteers were expected to take part in the next edition in the Niagara Region. “Postponing the Games certainly wasn’t an easy decision, nor one that we took lightly, but we felt it was the right choice to make,” said Doug Hamilton, chair of the 2021 Canada Games Host Society. read also:IOC boss to parley new Japanese Prime Minister on Tokyo 2020 “In all likelihood, moving ahead with the Canada Summer Games in 2021 would have prevented us from hosting the Games’ sport competitions and cultural events in the way that they were originally envisioned. “By delaying the Games to the summer of 2022, we hope to give Games participants a greater opportunity to maximise their experience, while also ensuring that Niagara can realise the full potential of hosting Canada’s largest multi-sport event.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 2021 Canada Summer Games in Niagara have been postponed until 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After consulting with the Niagara Region, the Province of Ontario and the Federal Government, the Canada Games Council (CGC) and the 2021 Canada Games Host Society decided to postpone the event. Given the uncertainty created by the ongoing global health crisis, the decision to delay the Games was made to ensure the health and safety of all athletes, coaches, staff, volunteers and spectators. Organisers would also have been unlikely to deliver the sport competitions and cultural events to a high standard. “All of our athletes, coaches and volunteers are top of mind for us in deciding to postpone the Games,” said Canada Games Council Board chair Evan Johnston. “No doubt this decision will be disappointing for those who have been training and preparing for the 2021 Games, but we hope to find their understanding and support. “We made this difficult decision now, after careful consideration, to protect the health of Canadians and give all stakeholders more time to adjust their preparations. “We will be reviewing options for new dates for the Canada Summer Games to take place during the summer of 2022 in the Niagara Region.”center_img Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?These TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The HatchetA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutThe Top 9 Oddest Underwater Discoveries No One Can Explain7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universelast_img read more