Rita M. Gesell, 89, St. Leon

first_imgRita M. Gesell, age 89 of St. Leon, Indiana died Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at her residence. Born January 29, 1929 in St. Leon, she was the daughter of the late Albert & Philomena (Wedding) Wilhelm. On October 7, 1950 she was united in marriage to Robert Gesell and he survives.Rita was retired from the former Ford/Visteon in Connersville, Indiana where she had worked for many years. She was a lifelong member of St. Joseph/All Saints Parish in St. Leon. In her leisure time she enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening, baking, playing cards and visiting with family and friends.Besides Robert, her loving husband of over 67 years, survivors include two daughters, Cathy (Charlie) Huth of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ruth Burkhard of St. Leon, Indiana, a granddaughter, Maggie Burkhard; several step-grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as many nieces & nephews.In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Mark Burkhard; two sisters, Alvina Meyer and Alma Hoffman; as well as four brothers, Richard Wilhelm, Harold Wilhelm, Raymond Wilhelm, and Stanley Wilhelm.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 Noon on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at All Saints Parish St. Joseph Campus, 7536 Church Lane, St. Leon, Indiana.Rev. Jonathan P. Meyer will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at St. Joseph Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in St. Leon.Memorial contributions may be directed to All Saints Parish St. Joseph Campus. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home and staff are honored to serve the Gesell family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .last_img read more

Estel E. Gover

first_imgEstel Earl Gover, 92, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, formerly of Aurora, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2018.He was born June 25, 1925 in Norwood, OH, son of the late Marion Woodrow Gover and Alma Jane Rogers Gover Dapprich.He served his country as a proud member of the United States Navy during WWII.Estel worked as a Trade Welder. He was a member of the Aurora Church of Christ, Aurora American Legion and Kentucky Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed singing in the church choir. Estel loved the farm, gardening, hunting, fishing and horses. He was also a bee keeperSurviving are daughters, Joyce (Gary) Bruehl of Liberty Township, OH, Bev (Russ) DeSalvo of Aurora, IN; sister, Aileen Stephano of MI; grandchildren, Amy, Adam, and Angela DeSalvo; great-grandchildren, Addyson, Joshua, and Jared DeSalvo, Skylar, Trey, Rylee, and Kaylee Thies.He was preceded in death by his parents, his loving wife of 61 years, Violet H. Gover, 1 brother and 1 sister.Friends will be received Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home.Services will be held at the Funeral Home at 2:00 pm.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Rescue Unit. 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

Frye urges severe weather awareness

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Indiana’s weather can be unpredictable, especially during springtime. Already this year, spring floods and unseasonal snow have devastated large parts of our communities. As we enter the summer months, everyone should review severe weather safety tips. The Indiana Department of Homeland Security has prepared and assembled helpful, expert information on how to prepare for potential natural disasters.Thunderstorms, flooding, lightning and tornadoes can produce heavy rain, hail and strong winds that easily damage property. Be proactive in preparing yourself for these storms by parking vehicles under shelters to avoid hail damage or away from areas that easily flood. In case of emergency, have a portable preparedness kit ready to go at a moment’s notice. Kits should include at least one gallon of water per person, a three-day supply of non-perishable food, a flashlight, a first aid kit, a whistle to signal for help and a battery-powered or hand crank weather radio.With warmer temperatures, more Hoosiers will be spending time outdoors and staying up-to-date on life-threatening weather conditions is critical for staying safe. National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration Weather Radios send out special alarm tones to signal a watch or warning alerting listeners to take appropriate safety measures. These radios should be NOAA certified. You can purchase one at most local retail shops.If severe weather is expected in your area, seek out shelter with a strong foundation and monitor your weather radio. If you see lightning, do not touch the metal inside buildings and stay away from isolated trees. During a tornado or thunderstorm warning you should evacuate mobile homes and retreat to storm shelters and basements. Avoid standing next to windows as the glass might shatter. When flooding is a possibility, get to higher ground and make sure you know alternative escape routes in case one is blocked. Never drive your vehicle through high water.More information on severe weather can be found by visiting www.in.gov/dhs, following the “Get Prepared” tab on the left side of the page and select “Severe Weather.”Severe weather can hit without warning, and if you aren’t prepared, it could hinder your ability to make sound decisions. Review these tips and preparedness pages to help keep you and your family safe. Please contact me with any questions you may have at h67@iga.in.gov or 317-234-3827.last_img read more

Louis E. Schwegman

first_imgLouis E. Schwegman, age 65 of Oldenburg, died Monday, May 21, 2018 at his home.  Born July 5, 1952 in Batesville, he is the son of Marcella (Nee: Rennekamp) and Lawrence Schwegman.  He married Mary Willhelm June 12, 1976 at Holy Guardian Angel Church in Cedar Grove, Indiana and she died November 22, 2000.  He married Carol Werner May 14, 2004 at St. Mary’s of the Rock Church in St. Mary’s, Indiana.  Louie was a lifelong farmer and built homes for many years with Hartman Construction before starting Schwegman and Schwegman Construction Company.Farming was Louie’s passion and he was a huge Allis-Chalmers fan.  A ride in the country or vacations were an opportunity to check out how other farmer’s fields were doing.  He raised Holstein cattle as well and was proud that one his granddaughters’ had the Grand Champion Steer at last year’s county fair.  A Reds and Bengals fan, Louie also liked playing cards, especially Solo and enjoyed taking trips to the Smokey Mountains.He is survived by his wife Carol; daughter Sharon Eckstein of Sunman; son Mike of Oldenburg; stepdaughters Julie Vankirk of Morris, Nancy Meer of Batesville, Tracy Habig of Oldenburg, Margie Schwegman of Batesville; stepsons Nick Biltz of Greensburg, Dan Biltz, Ted Biltz; sisters Marilyn and Dolores Schwegman, all of Batesville; four grandchildren and twenty two step grandchildren.  He is preceded in death by his wife Mary and his parents.Visitation is Friday, May 25th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services are 10 a.m. Saturday, May 26th, at Holy Family Church with Rev. Carl Langenderfer officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the Benesse Oncology Center or the Mary Willhelm Schwegman Scholarship Fund.last_img read more

Sentence handed down in Decatur County aggravated battery case

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Decatur County prosecutor Nathan Harter says Austin Meisberger has been sentenced to eight years for aggravated battery. Meisberger entered a guilty plea late last year and was recently sentenced.Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter said, “We are certainly pleased with the outcome of this case. Meisberger will hopefully find the help he needs through the Purposeful Incarceration Program and finish his sentence as a better citizen. It is unfortunate anyone was injured during the event, but we are very glad the victim’s injury is recoverable.”last_img read more

June 24, 2018 Police Blotter

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‘Open Gym’ night added for Laurel youths

first_imgLaurel, In. — Members of the Laurel Town Council have approved a plan that will allow access to the Laurel Community Building gymnasium on Thursdays from 5: to 6:30 p.m.The plan will give young people a chance to learn basketball skills and play pick up games. The cost is $2 per child.A Laurel resident that hosts a bible study on the same evening will use the opportunity as a Christian outreach.last_img

Ranieri expects ‘two intense months’

first_img Inter host Ranieri’s men on Sunday to recover the games in hand during the first weekend back in Serie A and the Sampdoria coach hopes to see his players react well to the ‘tough’ programme. “The championship will be false, anomalous, but one that must be concluded due to force majeure,” Ranieri told the Corriere dello Sport. “We have two intense months ahead; we’ll see what happens. “The fixture list is tough, if all goes well, we will hit form immediately. We must face these two games with a positive mindset, knowing that we are facing two giants.” Ranieri has claimed the five substitutions will help Sampdoria compete and rotate the squad and he believes he can keep the team-up.Advertisement “At Sampdoria, I have a squad that allows me to rotate the players, I can’t let the same team play every three days. “Thanks to the five substitutions I can give minutes of rest, then in the next games, we will see who recovers. “We know that the great teams have champions on the bench. We have a good side, I’m confident we can stay up, even if we have to work hard. read also:Claudio Ranieri set to be named Sampdoria head coach “We already had to get out of the relegation zone. We knew from the beginning that we had to fight for every game. It will be the same now, all the way.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri has claimed Serie A will be concluded ‘due to force majeure’ and expects ‘an intense two months’ to keep the Blucerchiati up.center_img Loading…last_img read more

​Guardiola pushing Man City board to meet Napoli’s Koulibaly price

first_img The clubs’ bad blood stems back to 2018 when the Citizens came close to landing Jorginho but the Partenopei ultimately sold him to Premier League rivals Chelsea. read also:Guardiola makes surprise U-Turn on Messi chase – Reports Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis admits their uneasy relationship would make a future deal involving Koulibaly very difficult. But Guardiola has pleaded with the City chairman to put aside any grudges and do his best to bring the 29-year-old defender to the Etihad. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”Will You Recognize Celebs In Their Kid Photos?The Biggest Cities In The World So FarThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King Remake14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola, is pushing his board to meet Napoli’s asking price for Kalidou Koulibaly. The Daily Express says Guardiola has urged club chairman Khaldoon Al-Mubarak to do everything it takes to sign Koulibaly. Koulibaly has been highly sought-after in the last few years by some of Europe’s heaviest hitters but the centre-back’s £75million valuation pose as a major obstacle. But the Senegal international remains one of Guardiola’s top transfer targets as the City manager sees him as the perfect replacement for former captain Vincent Kompany, who left the club last summer. However, City have not been on good terms with Napoli these past two years and that could further complicate negotiations between the two parties.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Championship Saturday underway at Super Nationals

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Championship Saturday has arrived at the 31st annual IMCA Speedway Mo­tors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.Fifteen last-chance heats for Modifieds, the last-chance feature for Stock Cars and last-chance features for Modifieds get the Sept. 7 show started at Boone Speedway. The Karl Chevrolet Races of Champions for Hobby Stocks and Northern SportMods, the Sunoco Race Fuels Race of Champions for Stock Cars and the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions for Modifieds precede main events for all four divisions.Hobby Stocks, SportMods and Stock Car headliners are all 30 laps. The big dance for Modifieds is 40 laps. * Front row starters for the Harris RoC are Tim Ward and Dustin Smith, ahead of Ryan McDaniel, Jimmy Gustin, Clint Hatlestad, Brandon Beckendorf, Aaron Turnbull, Chris Abelson, Dylan Smith, Jesse Sobbing, Richie Gustin and Corey Lagroon.Scott Pippert will lead the Sunoco RoC field to the initial green, with defending race winner Donavon Smith to his outside. Brandon Czarapata, Abe Huls, Brian Irvine, Perry Misner, David Smith, Kevin Opheim, Jay Schmidt and John Heinz complete the lineup.Colby Langenberg has the pole start for the Hobby Stock RoC, with Randy Embrey to his outside. Tre­vor Holm, Brock Beeter, Corey Madden, Shannon Anderson, Jason Kohl, Chris Luloff, Bill Bon­nett and Justin Nehring complete the third through 10th spots on the starting grid. Front row for the Northern SportMod RoC has Bobby Anders on the pole and Joel Rust outside. Third through 10th starters are Eric Elliott, Tyler Frye, Nick Roberts, Clint Luellen, Austin Kaplan, Danny Dvorak, Robby Rosselli and Carter VanDenberg.*Two drivers with their share of career wins and then some were recognized during pre-race ceremo­nies this afternoon.Mike Nichols won for the 300th time in his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career while Shannon Ander­son earned his career 200th IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock victory this season.Both are the career wins leaders in their respective divisions. *Sybesma Graphics best looking car contest winners were Gary Roberts in the Modifieds and Stef­fan Carey in the Stock Cars.Roberts’ ride promotes Goldenhar Syndrome. The wrap was done by his son (and fellow Modified driver) Matt.Carey pilots the original Witten’s Warriors car, promoting cerebral palsy treatment and aware­ness. *Another hotly contested rock, paper, scissors contest held during track prep determined the out­side row of tonight’s Stock Car main event. Steve Meyer will lead Jake Masters, Brian Irvine, Wayne Gifford, Ken Tietz, Damon Murty, Todd Reitzler and Dustin Larson to green.*The results of more rock, paper, scissors: Chris Mills will start at the front of the outside row in Saturday’s Modified dance.Jon Snyder, Ryan Watnem, Jason Cummins, Shawn Kilgore, Jeff Taylor, J.D. Auringer and William Gould are next on the grid. *last_img read more