Rita 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 .
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following is the Sumner Newscow Christmas Calendar. If you have an event not listed on the calendar below, e-mail us atÂ [email protected], or put in the comment section below. Please take note of the entry deadline for four Christmas events this week:Entry deadlines: â€¢2015 Outdoor Christmas Decoration Contest – Monday, 5 p.m.â€¢Ugly 5K Run preregistration, Tuesday, 5 p.m.â€¢Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas parade – Tuesday, 5 p.m.â€¢Adopt a downtown light pole or Christmas tree at Heritage Park for Christmas – Thursday, 5 p.m. Decorations of pole, tree – Friday, noon.â€”â€”â€”SUMNER COUNTY CHRISTMAS EVENTS OF THE WEEKWEDESDAY, DEC. 2, 2015Event: Caldwellâ€™s Annual Lighted Christmas ParadeWhere: Downtown Caldwell. When: 6 p.m. – Shopping, Dining, Business open houses, and general merriment on streets of Caldwell. National Honor Society fundraiser at Sugar Sisters.7 p.m. – Lighted Christmas Parade (still opportunity for an entry).7:15 p.m. – Santa arrives at Gazebo after parade.8 p.m. – Lighting of the Christmas Tree at Heritage Park.Also, Grinchmas Yard of the Week will be awarded.Â Â More information: Click here for more information.THURSDAY, DEC. 3, 2015Event: Adopt a downtown light pole for ChristmasWhere: Downtown Wellington.When: Entry deadline is Thursday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m. Decorations must be in place, Friday, Dec. 5 at noon.Details: All businesses, merchants, clubs, non-profits, families, church/youth groups, school groups and teams of all sorts to help get everyone in the spirit of 2015 Christmas Wonderland festivities with friendly competition by decorating a light pole downtown.Photos with the most points will win the grand prize Traveling Peopleâ€™s Choice Award.More information:Â E-mail Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Secretary Wanda Kelsey at [email protected] for more information. Winners will be announced on Thursday, Dec. 17 at the Chamber Coffee at 10 a.m.â€”â€”â€”Event: Ribbon Cutting & Grand Opening – Friends for CharityWhere: 109 E. Harvey, St., Wellington.When: 11 a.m.Details: Friends for Charity is under the umbrella of the Wellington Community Foundation. Friends for Charity recently made over 100 quotes for Veterans in the Veteranâ€™s Home in Winfield.More information:Â Click here for more information.â€”â€”â€” Event: Business After hours – Mill Creek LumberWhere: 623 E. 16th St., Wellington.When:Â 5-7 p.m.Details: After hours meeting amongst friends. More information: Call 620-326-2083 or click here:â€”â€”â€” Event: Hobbs Mechanical Holiday Open House.Where: 207 E. Harvey Ave., Wellington.When: 5 – 7 p.m.Details: Enjoy Special discounts, refreshments, samples and enter to win a $100 gift certificate. Barbecue grills so good, they canâ€™t afford to advertise them. More information: Call 620-326-2083 or click here:FRIDAY, DEC. 4, 2015Event: Wellington Area Chamber Christmas Parade and Heritage Park festivitiesWhere: Washington AvenueWhen: 5 p.m.Details: Included with the parade will be Christmas Carolers from Hillside Baptist Church and United Methodist Church Bell Ringing at 6:15 p.m. at Heritage Park.Then there will be the tree lighting ceremony.Entry forms are due no later than Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. Christmas Parade entries are free. Only Santa allowed will be on the official Chamber float.More information: For questions call Amanda at 785-658-5930 or the Chamber at 326-7466. For entry form and full set of rules click here.â€”â€”â€” Event: First Friday Art WalkWhere: Downtown Wellington.When: 5-7 p.m.Details: Businesses participating in the Art Walk include: National Glass Museum, Wheatland Services, The Gold Corner and No. 7 Coffee House. Those showing off art include:â€¢Ruth Cooper showing off her “needle work Christmas Decor.”â€¢Kelly Ford – Christmas decorations and other crafts. Kelly’s business is called “The Tarnished Tulip”â€¢Gold Corner â€”Â Mother Nature this month and displaying some of her finer creations.Â The event is organized by downtown business owners and includes live music with restaurants open to the public.More information: For more information, click here.â€”â€”â€” Event: Cornerbank Holiday Open House. Where: 119 S. Washington.When: 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.Details: Christmas Carolers: 9:30 a.m. – Mrs. Buckâ€™s and Mrs. Ewingâ€™s 4th grade class; 10:30 a.m. – Mrs. Whiteâ€™s first grade class; 1:30 p.m. – WHS Choir students. More information: More information can be found here:â€”â€”â€”SATURDAY, DEC. 5, 2015Event: Ugly Sweater 5K runWhere: Registrations forms at Wellington Chamber of Commerce, 1st United Methodist Church.When: Event is Dec. 5, 10 a.m. Chili feed 11:30 – 1 p.m.Details: 5K run while wearing an ugly sweater. Donations go to Sumner Meals for Wheels for Kids Program and Wellington FFA. Chili feed included.More information: Click hereÂ for more information.â€”â€”â€” Event: Santa SaturdayWhere: Wellington Rec Commission.When: Santa arrives from 9 to 9:45 a.m. for Keepsake photos. Please plan on arriving no later than 9:30 a.m.Details: For children 10 years and younger at the WRC. Visit and keepsake photo with Santa â€œHoliday treat bag, breakfast (French Toast and Sausage) and Christmas Craft. Registration fee is $10 – $5 late fee applies Thursday and Friday, Dec. 3-4. More information: Click here for more information.Â Call the WRC at 326-3323.â€”â€”â€”Event: Wellington High School Choirs present â€œA Crusader Carolâ€ Where: Wellington High School.When: 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Details: The choirâ€™s version of the classic â€œChristmas Carolâ€ classic.More information: Tickets may be purchased from any choir member or at the high school office.â€”â€”â€”Event: South Havenâ€™s Spectacular Christmas Shopping Extravaganza. Where: South Haven Outdoor Market.When: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.Details: Handmade crafts, repurposed Vintage and many other vendors. Special guest: Santa Claus!Â More information: Click here for more information.â€”â€”â€”SUNDAY, DEC. 6, 2015Event: Wellington First United Methodist Church â€œA Christmas Concertâ€ Where: 202 W. Harvey St.When: 4 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.)Details: This is an annual celebration of Christmas music played by the Bell Choir with special guests. Reception follows the concert. More information: Click here for more information.â€”â€”â€”Event: Beta Sigma Phi â€” Christmas around the TownWhere: Tour around some of Wellingtonâ€™s holiday homes.When: 1 to 4 p.m.Details: Tour locations: Dr. Joel and Carol Weiland – 21 Crestway; Cash Rusk, 504 High Drive; Tyler and Stephanie Ryan, 16 W. Crestview. Brookdale Wellington – family Sterling House – 500 N. Plum (will be serving snacks, beverages and a make and take craft). $10 tickets available at The Edit and State Farm insurance. More information: Click here for more information.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Sumner County Moms · 245 weeks ago Sumner County Moms is having a FREE Santa and Mrs. Claus event that is taking place immediately after the Christmas Tree Lighting in Heritage Park on December 6th. We will write letters to Santa, take FREE pictures with Santa, and provide candy and magical reindeer food for the kids to take home with them. Mrs. Claus will also be reading Christmas stories to the children inside Memorial Auditorium. Report Reply 0 replies · active 245 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Ted “Theodore” Logan · 245 weeks ago “out do(sic) your neighbors” Decry Black Friday, but promote this? How about – put up a modest, tasteful, beautiful, meaningful celebration of Christmas? Report Reply 0 replies · active 245 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Game 6 is on Wednesday, still at Philippine Arena.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Game 5 at PH Arena sets attendance record in PBA Finals game Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening PLAY LIST 01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening00:50Trending Articles00:412 buses bound for SEA Games opening collide in Bulacan02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Brownlee didn’t mind having to play longer minutes.“We did great as a team so I didn’t have to exert a lot of energy. As a collective group, we did a great job,” said Brownlee, after logging 46 minutes.Brownlee also said that at this stage, fatigue is the least of his concerns.“I’m ready to play whatever [minutes I need] to win a championship. It doesn’t matter at this point,” he said.“One more to go. The job is not done. The only thing we’ve done is win three games. We haven’t won a championship. I’m sure we’re going to be fired up Wednesday and we’ll be ready.”ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And on Sunday, Cone did just that by extending the minutes of his import Justin Brownlee and chief playmaker LA Tenorio.“We had to extend those guys,” Cone said. “What are we saving them for? We got Monday and Tuesday to rest before we play on Wednesday. I told Justin during one of the timeouts, ‘Justin, you ain’t gonna sit down here in the second half.’”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We didn’t think (Allen) Durham was gonna sit down, so Justin wasn’t gonna sit down, so might as well not save yourself.”The move paid dividends for Cone as Brownlee dropped 20 points, 12 rebounds, five assists, three steals, and a block, while Tenorio delivered 17 markers, six boards, and four dimes in Ginebra’s 85-74 victory over Meralco to move a win away from retaining its title. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Barangay Ginebra import Justin Brownlee. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBOCAUE — Sol Mercado’s injury has truly thrown a wrench into Barangay Ginebra’s rotation for the rest of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals.Without the speedy guard, Ginebra coach Tim Cone knew he needed to improvise.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES View comments
Unification bout: Joshua won’t take Parker’s drug-cheat bait Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Now, we’re letting the players play, provided they play within the rules,” said technical director Eric Castro.READ: Mamaril says ‘physicality’ in Aces-B.Pier series an ‘acting job’Castro cleared the PBA is not going back to the days when they it incorporated the no-harm, no-foul rule.“We’re not going back to that. We’re just trying to incorporate everything that works,” said Castro. “Like I told the players, we’re going to let you play because that’s what the fans want, but we’re not going to allow you to hurt each other.”“Basketball is a physical game and players will bang bodies but what we don’t want is for them to hurt one another.”ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES “One of the things we told the referees is to be firm when they make calls especially when they’re sure of it to keep them from reviewing plays too often,” Marcial said in Filipino during the PSA Forum Wednesday at Tapa King Farmers Market at Araneta Center in Cubao.READ: ‘Marcial law’: Belga, Brondial first to swap fines for community serviceFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAmong the ways to keep the games going are resumptions after a dead ball are quicker and so are player substitutions.As far as the officiating goes, the players are given more room to operate. View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ PBA officer-in-charge Willie Marcial. photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netPBA Officer-In-Charge Willie Marcial said the league has now become lenient when it comes to the physicality during games.Apart from that, Marcial said games are also played at a faster rate since he filled in as interim commissioner following the resignation of Chito Narvasa last month.ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense