Price is all right in PASS feature win at Port Royal

first_imgOnce the leaders entered traffic, Price’s lower line proved beneficial, as the second through fourth place runners were running high and struggling with a choppy cushion. At the checkered flag, Price led runner-up Dodson by two-plus seconds.  Thirty-eight cars were entered in the Port Royal show.  PORT ROYAL, Pa. (Aug. 24) – Seventeen-year-old Landon Price claimed his first IMCA Rac­eSaver Sprint Car victory Saturday in the Pennsylvania Sprint Series main event at Port Royal Speedway. Dodson was 1.5 seconds ahead of Price before a lap seven caution. On the restart, Dodson took the outside line through turns one and two and Price charged through the middle to take the lead. Rookie Garrett Bard passed Nick Sweigart for third place on the final lap and Devin Adams fin­ished fifth. Price, whose previous best finish was fifth at BAPS Motor Speedway (twice) and previous best at Port Royal was 13th, took the lead from Doug Dodson and scored a dominating win. By Frank Buhrman and Stephanie Stevens Dodson IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car career win number one for Landon Price came in the Aug. 24 Pennsylva­nia Sprint Series event at Port Royal Speedway. (Photo by Christi Baker) Feature results – 1. Landon Price; 2. Doug Dodson; 3. Garrett Bard; 4. Nick Sweigart; 5. Devin Adams; 6. Drew Ritchey; 7. Ken Duke; 8. Kassidy Kreitz; 9. Zach Newlin; 10. Kenny Heffner; 11. Erin Statler; 12. Cale Reigle; 13. Dylan Proctor; 14. Nathan Gramley; 15. Kruz Kepner; 16. Scott Ellerman; 17. Dave Grube; 18. Jonathan Jones; 19. Bob Garvey; 20. Dominic Melair; 21. Jake Waters; 22. Josh Spicer; 23. Dave Wickham; 24. Jake Frye; 25. Jimmy White; 26. Colton Hoover.last_img read more

KUPPET calls on parents to prepare for early reopening

first_imgKUPPET Secretary General Akelo Misori said that based on the current trend of low COVID-19 infections in the country, the Ministry of Education should reconsider its earlier advisory.Also Read  Uhuru calls for rebuilding of the UN to better address emerging challengesAt the same time, he called on the government to support private schools resume physical classes since most of them are grappling with limited space for expansion.Also Read  Teachers to report back to school on MondayAmong issues that have posed a challenge is social distancing even as the government has rolled out an ambitious plan to supply public schools with furniture at a cost of Ksh 1.9 billion to facilitate the same.Another contentious issue is the academic calendar which traditionally begins in January and ends in November.This means re-opening in October will call for an amendment to the learning schedule.National Examinations for standard eight and form four students are normally held between October and November annually is another factor that needs thorough analysis.Also Read  Women leaders welcome CJ’s decision to dissolve ParliamentSchools in Kenya were indefinitely closed March this year after the first case of COVID-19 was reported.In July Prof. Magoha said the 2020 academic year was considered lost and learning will resume in January 2021.He further said learners including Kenya Certification of Primary Education and Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education candidates would repeat current classes. Kenya National Union of Post Primary Education Teachers (KUPPET) is calling on parents to prepare to take their children back to school sooner than January next year.KUPPET Secretary General Akelo Misori urged the Government to consider reopening learning institutions in October this year for the 2nd academic term following a drop in COVID-19 cases.Misori is part of a task force tasked by the Ministry of Education to formulate the COVID-19 protocols before schools are reopened. The task force is expected to hand over its report to Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha on Monday.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153last_img read more

March 15, 2019 Police Blotter

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Nursing students: Doris A. Brelage Scholarship applications accepted now

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Ripley County Community Foundation announces that applications are now being accepted for the Doris A. Brelage Nursing Scholarship.In 2008, the Batesville community lost a dedicated member in the person of Doris A. Brelage through an accidental death.  A registered nurse and EMS member, she spent 37 years at Margaret Mary Health in the capacities of director of nursing, manager of surgical nursing and infection control practitioner.  Following her untimely death, the family established a scholarship endowment fund, the Doris A. Brelage Memorial Nursing Scholarship Fund.To qualify for the scholarship, candidates must meet the following qualifications:Applicant must be a graduate of Batesville High School, Batesville, Indiana, or a nominee from a practicing nurse at Margaret Mary Health, Batesville.Applicant must have been admitted to an accredited nursing school, or must be an LPN (at any Batesville Health Care Facility) going on in an RN program in an accredited nursing school.Applicant must be preparing to begin his or her clinicals.Applicant must complete the writeable Doris A. Brelage scholarship application.Applicant must obtain a written recommendation from an RN practicing at Margaret Mary Health, Batesville. This recommendation may not be written by a member of the selection committee or family member of the selection committee.Applicant must demonstrate proven dedication to community service.Applicant must demonstrate excellent people skills needed in the field of nursing including compassion, empathy and a positive attitude.Applicant must have a 2.8 or above GPA in college courses.Applications are due by 4:00pm on June 1, 2019.  The application is available on the Foundation website or by contacting the Ripley County Community Foundation 13 E. George Street, Suite B, Batesville, IN 47006, or via telephone at (812) 933-1098.last_img read more

Cash back fee now in effect at Kroger

first_imgCincinnati, OH— Do you love the convenience of getting cash while getting your groceries and skipping a stop at the atm? Well, Kroger stores are now charging a fee to get cash back at the register.The grocery chain recently announced a minimum 50-cent charge on debit card cash-back transactions.The fees will work on a scale based on the requested amount, with a 50-cent charge on all cash-back requests under $99.99. Customers requesting between $100 and $150 back will be charged $1.50, those requesting between $150.01 and $2,000 will be charged $3.50 and requests between $2,001 and $9,999, a $6 service fee will be applied.last_img read more

Lady Trojans Volleyball Team Wins Union County Invite-JV EIAC Results

first_imgECVB traveled to Union County for their annual invitational where we took home the championship for the 3rd consecutive year! We went 3-0 in pool play defeating Alexandria, Union County & Seton Catholic then faced Lawrenceburg in the championship.  EC vs. Alexandria We opened the day against a scrappy Alexandria team. They gave us a good test first thing in the morning. They hustled and picked up a lot of what we were throwing at them so we had to continue to pursue the ball and refuse to quit. The girls started to gel a little bit with our new line up in this match. We did a better job at executing a faster offense and the girls pushed themselves every point. They did a great job at using this match as a stepping stone in the right direction for the postseason coming up Tuesday! EC vs Alexandria 10-12-19EC vs. Union CountyWe came in underestimating our opponent. We were going through the motions instead of pushing ourselves to prepare for the post-season. We did just enough to get by in this match and it is reflected on the scoreboard. The “a win is a win” phrase no longer applies at this stage in the game. We gave up too many points and didn’t earn enough on our own terms. The girls fought and didn’t quit, but we put ourselves in a situation we didn’t have to be in. We have to be cleaner and more precise as we head into the postseason.     EC vs Union County 10-12-19EC vs. Seton CatholicWe came out pretty fired up in this match after playing down against Union County. The girls worked on speeding up their offense and building the connection between setters and hitters. They pushed themselves and caught Seton off guard with the level they were performing at. The second game, we let up off the gas a little and Seton took advantage of it. It was a tight set most of the game, but the Lady Trojans were able to hold off Seton to secure the victory.EC vs Seton Catholic 10-12-19EC vs. LawrenceburgAfter going 3-0 in pool play and finishing first in our pool, we had to face Lawrenceburg for the third time this season for the championship. It is never easy beating a team three times in one season, but the girls were up for the challenge. They were fired up and full of energy! They started strong and didn’t let up throughout the entire match. Both our offense and defense held their own and did their job. Many players stepped up and had a positive impact on the game, which is something we have struggled with as of late.     EC vs Lawrenceburg 10-12-19 (1)Varsity is now 22-9 on the season, rounding out our 10th consecutive 20+ seasons!Next up: round 1 of sectionals at Bloomington North vs Bloomington North at 7 pm Tuesday.     Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.ECVB JV vs. Rushville. Lost 2-1. 25-1, 19-25, 15-7ECVB JV vs. Franklin County. Win 2-0. 25-21, 25-21    ECVB vs. Lawrenceburg. Lost 2-0. 25-20, 25-17   ECVB JV vs. Greensburg. Lost 2-0. 25-21, 25-18   This past Saturday, The JV Lady Trojans traveled to Greensburg to compete in the EIAC JV Tournament. On the day the girls went 1-3. Injuries, low numbers, and young experience were all factors that did not play in our favor this season or on Saturday, but they were factors that taught the girls and me more than I ever thought one season could. Saturday did not result in the way we wanted it to, for no one wants to end their season with a losing day. Throughout the day there were many positives in the connections, communication, energy, and level of play the girls executed, but they played these positives in waves and we all know playing a game in waves does not benefit you in the end. With Rushville losing to Franklin County in the last game of pool play we landed as the 2nd place team in our pool and went on to compete against Greensburg in the final match of the day.  In the final match against Greensburg, it was very obvious that fatigue had set on both sides of the court. It was a long day of volleyball, especially for the younger girls. It took a lot to get the game moving and once it did we took the momentum at first but it didn’t last long enough to bring success in set one. In set two, the girls knew it was a do or die situation and that it was up to them to determine how they wanted to finish their season. Even though the match ended in an 0-2 loss, and it was a frustrating day for the girls, I know they were trying to give most of what they could with the little they had left.  This season as a whole was a season of challenges, growth, patience, etc. As for being a young coach with even younger girls it was a rookie year for almost all of us. I am very thankful to have had such a goofy, outgoing, and dedicated group of girls in my first year of coaching. Many times the girls joked in saying they would be my “favorite” team I ever coached, but they most definitely will be a group I will never forget. Not only because they were my first team as a coach, but because they were one of my biggest challenges in life, in a good way. I am very proud of the younger ones who stepped up and filled shoes so quickly in such a disciplined program. I am very excited to see where their volleyball career takes them and I am excited to continue to coach them through! center_img ECVB JV ended their season 14-13….and 6-1 in the EIAC.Courtesy of Trojans Coach Josie Andres.last_img read more

Arrest warrant leads to new drug charges

first_imgNorth Vernon, IN—Last week, North Vernon Police Department located Kristen E. Smiley, 44, of North Vernon and arrest him on an active arrest warrant after a traffic stop. This arrest led to new drug charges once drugs and paraphernalia were located in Smiley’s vehicle. The arrest warrant was for solicitation of a minor, a level 4 felony.The officer located Smiley driving his vehicle in North Vernon. Police initiated a traffic stop and after identifying Smiley and took him into custody. During the investigation, police identified that Smiley had been using a THC e-cigarette in the vehicle. Police also allege discovering a small bag of methamphetamine on Smiley’s person.A search of Smiley’s vehicle discovered approximately 56 grams of methamphetamine, approximately 176 grams of marijuana, 3 vials of a prescription-only steroid, a digital scale, multiple syringes, multiple packaging materials, and smoking devise for both meth and marijuana. Officers also seized $4,420 cash that was located in the vehicle.Smiley was charged on allegations of a warrant, dealing in a controlled substance, dealing in methamphetamine, dealing in marijuana, possession of a syringe, obstruction of justice, and possession of paraphernalia. Smiley is currently being held without bond per the arrest warrant.last_img read more


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Denver Kevin Inman, 57

first_imgDenver Kevin Inman, age 57, of Shelbyville, Indiana, passed away on December 3, 2019. Denver was born June 18, 1962 in Hamilton, Ohio the son of Kermit and Rosemary Brock Inman. He was a master carpenter. In 1984, he met his soulmate Sherry Diane Peterson and he married her on March 22, 1992 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Denver was an outdoorsy man he loved hunting ginseng and mushrooms and he was an amazing fisherman.  He loved to travel and was very proud about having been to 44 states.  He was a gifted athlete in track and loved to watch the Colts play.  He also loved to draw.Denver is survived by his: daughter, Nicole (Chris) Baier; son, Dustan Inman; and daughters, Carrie (Ryan) Owens and Natasha (Rob) Dietrich; grandchildren, Austen Owens, Zander Owens,  Ashton Owens, Athena Mitchell, Anthony Mitchell, Azaria Dietrich, Savannah Dietrich, Malaki Powers, Ziva Dietrich, Alex Mitchell, Kaydan Marshall, Mackenzie Inman and Kayla Baier; brothers, Kurt (Joyce) Inman, Brian Inman, and Kenneth (Vanessa) Inman; sisters, Latisha (Joel) Moore and Kim (Dudley) Paul. Denver was preceded in death by; wife, Sherry Inman; father, Kermit Inman; mother, Rosemary Inman; grandparents, Alvin and Thelma Brock and Kenneth and Daisy Inman.A visitation for family and friends will be held at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2:30 pm until the time of the Funeral services at 4:30 pm. Burial will be at a later date at the Rossburg Cemetery in New Point, Indiana.Contributions in Denver’s memory may be made to the family. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Inman family.last_img read more

Kids Factory adds Executive Director

first_imgBatesville, IN— The new year brings exciting growth for Kids Discovery Factory in the form of expanded leadership. The organization is proud to announce the election of new board officers and the addition of its first Executive Director.Amber McGuire has served Kids Discovery Factory for the past eight years—the last several as president of the board. Under her leadership, KDF developed innovative community programs, completed pivotal master planning and rebranding and cultivated important relationships with regional partners and project supporters. Her dedication to both the project and community makes her the natural choice to lead Kids Discovery Factory through its next exciting phase of growth.Daryl Werner was elected as the new Board President. Daryl is the Principal of Manchester Elementary School in Aurora. He serves on the board of the Indiana Middle Level Education Association as well as the Oldenburg Renewable Energy Commission. He will utilize his education experience and organizational leadership skills to drive board growth and engagement.Emili Uden assumes the role of Vice President. She conceptualized and developed Kids Discovery Factory’s popular traveling exhibit program, the Mobile Factory and regularly teaches at Kids Discovery Factory’s annual STEAM enrichment summer camp. Emili is a preschool teacher at The Rainforest Academy in Batesville.Melanie Stauffer maintained her engagement on the KDF board following her move to Raleigh, NC in 2017. She assumes the responsibility of financial oversight in her new role as Board Treasurer. Melanie is Senior Manager of Investor Relations at Advance Auto Parts. She will be supported by fellow finance committee member and Batesville resident, Brent Myers. Brent is Director of Finance at Rotex Global, LLC in Cincinnati, OH.Amy Watson will continue to impact the KDF board in her new role as Secretary. For the past several years she has contributed her passion for relationship development, fundraising and event planning. Amy is the Preschool Director at St. Louis Preschool in Batesville.With its new leadership team in place, Kids Discovery Factory looks forward to exciting board and organization growth in the coming year.last_img read more