BURLINGTON, Wis. – Bassett Race Wheels continues a contingency award benefitting drivers in three divisions this season, its 20th as a marketing partner with IMCA. IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod track champions all earn $60 product certificates, which can be applied toward the purchase of four wheels from the Burlington, Wis., manufacturer. National champions in each of those divisions also receive sets of four wheels. Equally of note, Bassett returns to the national decal program for both Northern SportMods and Southern SportMods and drivers in both classes must display two Bassett decals on their race car to be eligible for contingencies. Information about Bassett-made wheels is available at the www.bassettwheel.com website. “The pursuit of national championships is always very tight and one of the incentive programs we’re pleased to bring back is the set of wheels for our Stock Car and SportMod champs,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Brandon Czarapata, Matt Looft and Gabe Tucker received their sets last season and we’ll see who rises to the top this year.”
By Ben DeatherageCOTTAGE GROVE, Ore. (Aug. 9) – Cottage Grove Speedway hosted Cottage Grove Area Chamber Of Commerce/Pepsi Night at the races Saturday night.In the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature, Kinzer Cox was the car to beat. Despite six cautions throughout the event, retained the lead after each restart.Although he has spent only a handful of nights in a Modified, Cox paced the field for the entire distance to collect his first career victory.
DONNELLSON, Iowa (July 24) – Dustin Griffin took the checkers and $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus in the Friday feature for IMCA Sunoco Late Models at Pepsi Lee County Speedway. Marolf tried to keep pace with Griffin over the entire race but without a caution there was no catching the leader, as he pulled away to claim his first win of the season at the track. It was also Griffin’s first win in three years, as he has been temporarily retired from the sport. The win was worth $850 thanks to the Sunoco Racing Fuel bonus. Quincy, Ill., driver Dustin Griffin returned to the track to win the IMCA Sunoco Late Model main event Friday at Pepsi Lee County Speedway, earning the $250 Sunoco Race Fuels bonus for his efforts. (IMCA Photo) Griffin and Matt Strassheim made up the front row for the 20-lap event. Griffin took advantage of his starting spot to grab the lead on lap one over Nick Marolf and Mark Burgtorf. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with hot laps at 6 p.m. and racing to follow. Marolf settled for second, Burgtorf was third, Tommy Elston was fourth, with Denny Woodworth rounding out the top five. Other winners were Michael Long in the IMCA Modifieds, John Oliver Jr. in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Austen Becerra in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Jason Ashn in the Mach-1 Sport Compacts. Pepsi Lee County Speedway will be off Friday and back in action Saturday, Aug. 1 with the fourth qualifying night for the Shottenkirk Parts Express Drive For 5, presented by Ideal Ready Mix, Floyd’s Waste Systems, J.J. Nichting Company Case IH, Woodworth Attorney at Law, Triple Seven Trucking, Triple R Performance Engines, KQ92, and Big Country 103.1, for the IMCA Sunoco Late Models. Also on the card will be sanctioned Modifieds, Stock Cars, Northern SportMods and Sport Compacts. By Brian Neal All divisions will be draw/redraw, with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State points but no track points awarded.
EAST MOLINE, Ill. – Two thousand dollars is the top prize at the inaugural SportMod Stampede this Sunday at The Bullring at Rock Island County Fairgrounds. The Aug. 30 headliner at East Moline pays a minimum of $100 to start with IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and KMJ Performance Illinois State points at stake. There’s a $50 entry fee for the draw/redraw show. More information is available on Facebook. The SportMod Stampede will be broadcast by Done Right TV. Pit gates open at 2:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Racing follows 5:30 p.m. hot laps. Rounding out the card are IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Late Models and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, running for national, regional, state and track points. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for kids ages 9-15. Pit passes are $30 or $15 for kids.
Indianapolis, In. — Greene County prosecutor Jarrod Holtsclaw has been introduced as the president of the Association of Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys, Inc. Holtsclaw takes over for Outgoing president and Ripley County prosecutor Ric Hertel.The new officers includes:President-Elect Patrick Harrington, Tippecanoe County ProsecutorVice President Amy Richison, Huntington County ProsecutorSecretary/Treasurer Lee Buckingham, Hamilton County ProsecutorBoard of Directors: Bernard Carter (Lake County), Nicholas Hermann (Vanderburgh County), Terry Curry (Marion County), William Hartley (Wabash County), Bruce Aukerman (Vermillion County), Nathan Harter (Decatur County),Rodney Cummings (Madison County), Daniel Murrie (Daviess County) and Dustin Houchin (Washington County).Holtsclaw has served as Greene County Prosecutor since 2007 and was recently elected to his fourth term. Prior to that he was deputy prosecutor in Greene County. Association Presidents serve for a term of one year each. As president, he will also serve on the Associations Executive Committee.
The Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters Varsity Tennis team blanked The Southwestern Lady Spartans 5-0.Courtesy of Spartans Coach Mark Wilder.
Patricia Ann Foster, 85, passed away on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at her residence in Greensburg. Born, February 24, 1934 in Decatur County, she was the daughter of Robert Joseph Wright and Catherine (Wilson) Shafer. Patricia married Donald L. Foster, Sr. on August 28, 1950, and he preceded her in death on September 8, 2012. Patricia worked for James River and Crown Zellerback in Greensburg for over 30 years. She was a member and very active in the Faith Baptist Church in Greensburg before it closed and most recently attended the Greensburg Wesleyan Church in Greensburg. Patricia loved crocheting and spending time with her family. She is survived by one son; Donald L. Foster, Jr., Greensburg, three daughters; Georgia (Harry) Wright, Greensburg, Barbara (Jim) Smith, Lexington, IN, Sherry (Chris) Hersley, Greensburg, two brothers; Jerry (Darlene) Wright, Greensburg, Eddie (Sara) Wright, Arizona, one sister; Marcie (Ernie) Stephens, Greensburg, sister-in-law; Sharon Wright, Ft. Wayne, 14 grandchildren, 36 great grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; Donald L. Foster, Sr., brother; Robert Joseph “Bud” Wright, two sisters; Jackie Shafer, Nancy Olds, and grandson; Lonny Moore. Visitation will be at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg from 9-11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2019 followed by funeral services at 11:00 am with Rev. Forest Hamilton officiating. Burial will follow at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg. Memorials may be made to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
The Batesville Middle School Boys won their cross country meet against Franklin County, St. Mary’s and South Ripley on Tuesday. Eli Loichinger won the boys race followed by Jake Chapman, 2nd, Otto Hund, 3rd, Emi Lopez, 4th, Cannon Clark, 5th, Talan Rowlett, 6th, Isaac Trossman, 7th, Lincoln Garrett, 8th, Santiago Schutte, 11th, Cash Myers, 14th, Landon Raver, 15th, and Landin Hughes, 17th. The Batesville Middle School girls won their meet against St Mary’s. Kaylynn Bedel won the girls race, followed by Megan Allgeier, 2nd, Charlotte Trossman, 6th, Corrine Deputy, 9th, Kenzie Cox, 11th, Katelynn Fullenkamp, 18th, and Louise Hund, 19th. BoysBatesville 15St. Mary’s 57South Ripley 83Franklin County 101 GirlsBatesville 26St. Mary’s 29Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Derek Suits.
Greensburg, IN—The Greensburg Decatur County Chamber of Commerce played host along with Decatur County REMC to a legislative update on Saturday. Representatives Randy Frye and Cindy Ziemke along with State Senators Jean Leising and Chip Perfect were in attendance and each spoke on the work they have been doing in the 2020 legislative session. Sen. Perfect spoke to us about a bill he is working to get passed in regard to minors and employment laws. The bill would allow children age 16-18 to work 40 hours a week instead of at the current law of 30 hours per week during the school year. If passed it would also change how late children 14-18 years old would be allowed to work during the school year and in the summer. Sen. Leising stated she feels health care topics will be a priority today in session. Leising stated she was surprised that no one asked questions in regards to “surprise billing” or billing transparency when it comes to health care. She and others in both the House and Senate have both passed versions of this and will review for final voted to become a bill. Leising also has questions on the iLearn test in the Indiana schools. She is concerned that no one can really answer whether the iLearn test is a bad test, or if Indiana youth truly are struggling with development with a score of 37% overall. Today is the last day to hear bills in their 3rd reading and be passed before they move to the House and Senate, depending on where they started.
Original Story:The Decatur County Area Plan Commission will meet at 6:30 p on Wednesday, February 5th. This is a time change from their regular schedule. The Commission plans to discuss the petition to change zoning to allow for the future potential development of the landfill. Doors will open at 6:15 Greensburg, IN—Update: The petition to hearing proposed zoning changes for the property to extend the landfill has been postponed. We will continue to update you as information becomes available.