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Roy C. Gunter, 80, of New Marion passed away at 10am, Monday, April 20, 2020 at the Kings Daughters Hospital in Madison. He was born in Vallonia on September 19, 1939 the son of Charley and Mary Louise Simpson Gunter. He was married to Betty Roth on March 12, 1961 and his wife of 59 years survives. Other survivors include two sons Daniel Gunter of North Vernon and Wayne (Mindy) Gunter of Osgood; two daughters Tamera (Martin) Stickans and Kimberly (Curtis) Tyler both of North Vernon; 9 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren; two brothers Willis Gunter of North Vernon and Ray (Edith) Gunter of Holton; two sisters Susan Mathews of Seymour and Brenda Sandlin of North Vernon. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Robert, Jim, Daniel, Charles, and Gene Gunter, and his sisters Lonnie Tyler and Linda Hurst. Mr. Gunter retired from North Vernon Forge where worked as a furnace operator. He was also a former employee of H. C. Brewer Masonry at Holton where worked as a bricklayer. Roy enjoyed spending time with his family and being in the outdoors hunting and fishing. His family shared that he was an avid follower of CNN and even in the hospital wanted to make sure that he could get CNN on TV. Roy served his country by giving 8 years to the Indiana National Guard. Due to the current health pandemic funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Karen Reynolds officiating. Burial will be in the New Marion Cemetery. . If you would like to have a Hugs from Home card given to Roy’s family to express condolences in your absence, please contact the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in at 812-689-1171. Memorials may be given to the donor’s choice in care of the funeral home.
Dennis W. Culp, 74, of Osgood passed away at 9:15pm, Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati. He was born in Seymour on November 7, 1945 the son of Rev. O. H. and Maude McAllister Culp. He was married to Shirley Grills on December 23, 1966 and his wife of 53 years survives. Other survivors include one son Stephen (Kelly) Culp of Osgood; one daughter Lora (Bill) Collins of Milan; four grandchildren Brianna (Luke) Grow of Napoleon, Ashlynn Culp and her companion Jake Reilmann of Milan, Austin Collins of Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky, and Zachary Collins of Milan; one great grandson Bentley Reilmann; one brother Don (Jean) Culp of Seymour; two sisters Jewell Mack and Gerry Cordry both of Brownstown. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Ranal, Bill, Charles, and Glenn Culp, and his sisters Judy Pindell and Ernestine Beineke. Mr. Culp was a 1966 graduate of Jac-Cen-Del High School. He was an Army veteran of the Vietnam War, inducted into the Armed Forces on October 3, 1966. He served with the 91st Engineer Battalion and for service to his country Dennis was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and was classified as a rifle sharpshooter. He was honorably discharged on October 2, 1972. In civilian life he worked in maintenance at Delta Faucet in Greensburg for 43 years retiring in 2012. Dennis enjoyed woodworking and had mastered making wood boring bee traps. His greatest joy in life was spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. Dennis was a member of the First Baptist Church in Osgood and attended the Bridge of Hope Church. Dennis’ wishes were to be cremated and a memorial service celebrating his life will be held at a later date. Because of Dennis’ love for children, his family requested memorials be given in his name to CEF (Good News Clubs) in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Franklin and Decatur County, IN — Both the Franklin County Community School Corporation (FCCSC) and South Decatur Schools notified parents Tuesday of each having a student test positive for COVID-19 (in no known relation).FCCSC stated in its parent letter that the student was last in attendance at school on Friday. Upon notification of the positive result, the school implemented its COVID-19 protocol and began working with the Franklin County Health Department to provide seating charts, bus information, and more to help identify those whom the student had come in contact with through the middle school. It is noted in the letter, the Franklin County Health Department determined it is safe for students to continue and that the school can remain open at this time.Decatur County Community Schools Superintendent Dr. Jarrod Burns noted, in the letter to South Decatur parents, that they are working closely with the Decatur County Health Department after notification of the ill student. The individual that tested positive will be in home isolation for at least 10 days and 24-hours fever-free in accordance with the Indiana State Department of Health’s guidance. The bus in question has already been deep cleaned and is completely safe to be on.Both school systems noted this is an important reminder that social distancing, wearing masks, and proper sanitizing practices do work. Also, they understand there will be positive cases throughout the school year, but one positive case won’t necessarily shut down a school like it did in March.
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Tardelli continued: “He said, ‘I have a little problem’. He is not available for this match. He was in Malaga because there is a little training camp with Everton. “It’s no problem to come for another match.” Asked if Gibson would be considered for selection for the trip to Sweden on March 22 and the home clash with Austria four days later, Tardelli said: “Yes, why not? “Always when we need a player and the player wants to come with the Irish team, we are very happy. “I don’t understand why this problem exists. It’s not my problem, it’s not Gibson’s problem.” Gibson was named in the squad for the first qualifier of the current campaign in Kazakhstan in September last year, but withdrew after telling Trapattoni the disappointment of what happened in Poland during the summer, and in particular his lack of a role in it, was still having an effect on him. There has been dialogue between the two parties since with the 73-year-old Italian identifying the former Manchester United player as one of the men he felt could give his team a different focus in the immediate aftermath of the Euros. The 25-year-old Everton midfielder has not played for his country since instigating a self-imposed exile in the wake of a disappointing Euro 2012 but assistant manager Marco Tardelli has revealed Giovanni Trapattoni had contacted Gibson on Monday morning following David Meyler’s withdrawal from the squad for Wednesday night’s friendly against Poland with a knee injury. He said: “This morning, Meyler told us that he was going back home and we spoke with Darron and he told us that he has played just one match and he would prefer to stay at home because he is not available. He has a little problem after the match. I think Darron wanted to come here with us. The next match, maybe yes.” Darron Gibson could return to the Ireland squad for next month’s crucial World Cup qualifiers against Sweden and Austria. Press Association
Assistant Marco Tardelli revealed that Everton’s Darron Gibson, who has made himself unavailable for his country since the Euro 2012 finals, had declined an offer to return, but only because he is suffering from a minor problem himself. Aston Villa defender Ciaran Clark and West Brom striker Shane Long did not train in Malahide, but Tardelli revealed both were rested, Clark with a minor knee injury and Long because he played the full 90 minutes of his club’s 1-0 Barclays Premier League defeat by Tottenham on Sunday. The Football Association of Ireland later confirmed Leeds midfielder Paul Green has been drafted into the squad following Meyler’s withdrawal. Green will link up with the squad in Portmarnock in time to take part in training at Gannon Park on Tuesday morning. The 23-year-old picked up the injury during his club’s 1-0 win at Millwall on Saturday, in which he scored the decisive goal, and despite reporting for duty with the rest of his international colleagues, has now been sent home. Manager Giovanni Trapattoni will decide on Monday afternoon whether or not to call up a replacement. Hull midfielder David Meyler has been withdrawn from Ireland’s squad for Wednesday’s friendly against Poland after failing to shake off a knee problem. Press Association
He added: “The chairman asked me ‘what do you think?’ and I said ‘it is up to you, it is your club, it is your decision’. I would have had no problem. I left it to the chairman. He came back and said he had turned it down and said ‘get on with it’. “The player probably spoke to the chairman but it was really important we kept him. It was really good for us. Had we had lost him, I would say that is football. He is a proper player. “When he was sold, I could never understand why Arsenal did not sign him that time. He is everything you need. He is quick, he can play round his feet. He is a proper centre-half. He could play anywhere in this country and for all the top teams.” Samba was a behemoth at the back at Southampton as QPR eked out just their third Barclays Premier League win of the season. “This gives us a chance, that’s all,” Redknapp said. “It is a chance and it keeps us in there. You could not have afforded to be cut adrift anymore. It was three big points which keeps us going. “We needed a result at 1-1, we were playing with one up and I decided to push two up to really go for it with Loic Remy through the middle with Jay Bothroyd. We were 4-4-2, got the goal and I reverted back to 4-5-1. “You start to look at the run of games, which ones you will win, which ones you will lose and whoever knows in football. You look at it and think we will beat them and then you go and lose. Then you think we will get beaten there and go and win, like we did at Chelsea.” Harry Redknapp is relieved QPR chairman Tony Fernandes turned down a “massive offer” for Christopher Samba from an unnamed Russian club last week. Press Association The 28-year-old arrived from Anzhi Makhachkala for a club-record fee on transfer deadline day, penning a four-and-a-half year deal at Loftus Road. However, Redknapp has revealed QPR were offered more than what they forked out for Samba by another Russian club last week ahead of the end of their own transfer window. “We had an offer for Samba, right on the deadline and the chairman turned it down,” Redknapp said after Saturday’s 2-1 win at Southampton. “We had an offer of more money than what we paid for Samba. The chairman had a massive offer for him to go back to Russia.”