John E. Linkel, age 67, of Batesville, Indiana died suddenly Monday, May 2, 2016 at his residence. Born March 21, 1949 in Batesville, Indiana he was the son of Louis E. & Evelyn L. (Brack) Linkel. On November 4, 1967 he was united in marriage to the former Juanita Ball, and she survives. He was a farmer and had farmed in Franklin County for most of his life. In his leisure time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and perhaps most of all spending time with his family and grandchildren. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association. Besides Juanita, his wife of nearly 49 years, survivors include his father, Lou Linkel of Batesville; one son & daughter-in-law, Mark & Amy Linkel of Batesville; five grandchildren, Megan Linkel, Matthew Linkel, Alli Linkel, Brayden Linkel and J.T. Linkel; two brothers & sisters-in-law, Bill & Jean Linkel and Tom & Dee Linkel all of Batesville; as well as several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn L. Linkel who died March 12, 2005. Family & friends may visit from 3 until 7:00 P.M. on Sunday, May 8, 2016, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville. John Cleghorn will officiate the Funeral Services on Monday, May 9, 2016, 10:30 A.M., at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home. Burial will then follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana. Memorial contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Linkel family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
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Greensburg, In. — Lifelong Decatur County resident and Republican Joshua Marsh has announced his candidacy for mayor of Greensburg.Marsh is a graduate of Greensburg Community High School, Ball State University and is currently pursuing a law degree at the Indiana University McKinney School of Law. He has managed communications for statewide health initiatives and served as the coordinator for the Attorney General’s Drug Abuse Task Force.In his remarks Marsh said, “I have long believed my education and work experience was intended to prepare me for public service, especially if the opportunity ever came to serve my hometown.”Marsh says his focus is on four key areas.Safer StreetsImproved InfrastructureCommunity InvestmentBetter City CommunicationsMarsh also believes the airport expansion project is an important part of infrastructure and economic development. The airport provides a hub to support existing businesses and an opportunity to welcome potential corporate partners to the community.“Make no mistake about it, we need to preserve Greensburg’s 196-year heritage,” said Marsh. “At the same time, we need to figure out how to develop, retain and attract more talent in our community. I intend to make Greensburg the city where everyone wants to live, work and play.”
The Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old (11-10 favourite) expertly lowered the colours of Our Conor and Jezki, two of Ireland’s leading hurdlers, with another ruthless display under Ruby Walsh. Hurricane Fly was roundly cut in the betting for the Champion Hurdle – a race he regained so convincingly in the spring – at the Cheltenham Festival next March. Press Association “We spent a long time getting him to settle and, as a result, he’s inclined to go to sleep early in his races. Because of that, we’ve changed slightly the way we’ve trained him. “H e’ll be back here at the end of January (Irish Champion Hurdle) and then it will be Cheltenham. He’s coming along and is going to improve again. “He’s a fantastic horse and a horse of a generation.” Walsh said: “He came here and did his job. We still feel there’s a little bit of improvement to come.” Trainer Jessica Harrington accepted Jezki had been beaten by “a champion”. She said: “A strong-run race would have suited him. “Going to the last, it looked like he’d be a bad third, and he ended up being a good second. “He’s still only a five-year-old and I’m delighted with him. “But if you’re going to get beaten, you get beaten by a champion.” Our Conor finished an honourable third, another three and a quarter lengths adrift of the peerless winner. Dessie Hughes, trainer of Our Conor, was satisfied with last season’s Triumph Hurdle winner on what was his first start over hurdles since the Cheltenham Festival in March. He said: “I felt coming here if he got to within a few lengths (of Hurricane Fly) it would be a good run. “It’s his first run over hurdles in eight months and his first time against older horses. “I was very happy with the run and I think he’ll come on for it.” Hurricane Fly won an extraordinary 18th Grade One race when superbly defending his title in a star-studded renewal of the Ryanair Hurdle at Leopardstown. Jezki (15-8) fared best of the young pretenders when finishing a slightly unlucky second in the five-runner Grade One over two miles. Laudable veteran Captain Cee Bee set a fierce pace under Mark Walsh, but he was unable to maintain such a rapid tempo and weakened two flights from home. Hurricane Fly, who did not impress many when victorious in Punchestown’s Morgiana Hurdle on his seasonal bow, was at the back of the field for most of the journey before he slalomed into contention late in the piece. Mullins’ ace jumped the last a fraction behind Our Conor, who along with Captain Cee Bee had earlier squeezed Jezki for room approaching the final flight. Whereas Our Conor did not have much more to give, Jezki stayed on stoutly for jockey Tony McCoy. Hurricane Fly was hardly knocked off his stride, though, and maintained a zesty gallop to ease two and a half lengths clear for another landmark success. Mullins said: “It was a hugely tactical race and Ruby was very cool on him. “At one stage I thought the leader (Captain Cee Bee) had got away in front, and Ruby had to quicken up a bit sooner than he would have liked to.
“It is a very thin line between scoring a load or goals and only a couple.” Although Van Persie’s confidence may have taken a hit because of his poor start, his faith in his manager has not wavered one bit. Van Gaal made Van Persie his captain with the national side and the move paid off as the unfancied Dutch team made it through to the World Cup semi-finals last year where they were defeated on penalties by Argentina. It is not just Van Persie who believes in the 63-year-old. The former Arsenal striker insists the rest of his team-mates are fully behind their manager. “I have known him for over two years now, I know how he works,” Van Persie added. “We believe in him. We will still believe in him. “The players have been working with him only four or six months, everyone believes in themselves, our team-mates and our staff. We are confident it will change. “Him and his coaching staff and we as players are trying everything we can to win games, not only win games but win them in a nice way as well.” Van Persie admits United’s draw at League Two opposition last week was not good enough. The forward, who won the FA Cup with Arsenal, has been encouraged to see the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham exit the competition, though. “After the game against Cambridge, everyone was a little bit down,” Van Persie said. “But in a way on Saturday the whole mood changed. City were out, Chelsea were out and suddenly we are in it with a home tie against Cambridge. “We are the highest-ranked team left in the competition.” Van Persie is desperate to win the cup with United, who have gone through a barren spell in the competition of late. “I think it is vital (we win a trophy this year), especially with this cup,” he said. “I think it has been 11 years since Manchester United won it last. “That was actually the first thing that Sir Alex Ferguson said to me as well – he said ‘I want to win that cup’. “We want to win it.” :: Robin van Persie was speaking at the launch of Swissquote, Manchester United’s first global Official Forex and Online Trading Partner. The 31-year-old’s contract ends in the summer of 2016, and when asked if he would like to extend that deal, the striker said: “It is not up to me. For the moment I am staying here for 18 months. “That is it really. I can’t look into the future. I don’t know what is going to happen after that. We shall have to wait and see.” Van Persie was refreshingly candid when discussing his poor form at the launch of Manchester United’s new partnership with Swissquote at Old Trafford on Monday. Others are guilty of under-performing too. United’s 0-0 FA Cup draw with Cambridge last week was littered with mistakes, while in the Premier League the Red Devils have just three points more than they had at this stage last term. “Obviously we are not scoring enough goals, including me,” Van Persie said. “Everyone feels responsible. I do, definitely. This year I have played something like 20 games and I have scored eight goals. “I am not happy with that. I want to score more. I will do everything, every day in training and during the games I will keep doing what I have been doing for the last 10 years to make those goals. It makes so many people happy. Including me. “I am convinced that if we keep doing what we are doing – because we do create chances – if the strikers just take those chances I think we have a chance of scoring again. Robin van Persie admits he has no idea whether he will sign a contract extension at Manchester United. Van Persie enjoyed a successful World Cup with Holland under United boss Louis van Gaal but he has yet to replicate that kind of form at club level. Van Persie scored 30 goals in his debut year at Old Trafford, but last season he struggled for fitness and form and this term he has found the net eight times. Press Association
Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest Posts MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 BUCKSPORT — Facing off against opponents in pads for the first time in 2018, the Bucksport football team gave its fans plenty of reasons to be excited.No matter the opponent, Bucksport seemed impossible to stop whenever it had the ball in the team’s home scrimmage Saturday afternoon. The host team made key blocks in the trenches, big runs around the edges and long passes over the middle early and often in the three-hour showdown.Although these weren’t real games being played, the efficiency with which the Golden Bucks ran their offense gave opponents just a taste of what they can do. As Bucksport showed in scoring a total of nine touchdowns against Ellsworth/Sumner, Washington Academy and Camden Hills, this is a team with no shortage of weapons when it has the ball.“I think we have a very strong team that should be one of the best in the league if not the best,” senior Carter Tolmasoff said. “We’ve got a lot of explosiveness and will have the chance to rip off a bunch of big plays.”Bucksport’s Carter Tolmasoff breaks free for a touchdown during a high school football scrimmage against Washington Academy on Aug. 18 in Bucksport. Tolmasoff earned the title of Hancock County’s fastest high school runner in May when he won the 100-meter dash at the county track championships. He was an All-Little Ten Conference first-teamer in 2017. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTolmasoff, a speedy running back who was named first-team selection to the All-Little Ten Conference first team last year, is one of many key 2017 contributors returning for the Bucksport offense at the skill positions. The Golden Bucks will also bring back two All-LTC second-teamers, running back Luke Wardwell and tight end Jacob Ames, as well as potent receiving threats in senior Tyson Gray and sophomore Logan Stanley.Those players are prepared to thrive under an offensive line that has a chance to be one of the strongest in all of Class D this season. Junior David Gross, an All-LTC first-team selection at guard last year, is expected to battle his way back from injury, and second-teamers Nate Russell and Julian Shook will give Bucksport an excellent push up front.“We have a lot going for us because we’ve got the guys who know what it takes and know how to put in the work and the effort,” Gray said. “Instead of just being good at one or two spots, we have good talent and really great players everywhere.”Last season, Bucksport’s offense played a major role in the team’s late-season turnaround. After a 1-3 start, the Golden Bucks averaged 47.3 points per game over the next four contests to close out the regular season. The team then dropped 49 points on Mattanawcook Academy in the Class D North semifinals before losing on the road to Foxcroft in the regional title game.Bucksport will face one particular challenge on offense, though, as it must replace Chase Carmichael, one of the most prolific passers in state history. As the starting quarterback for the Golden Bucks from 2014-17, Carmichael, who was named LTC Co-Player of the Year last year along with Foxcroft’s Nick Clawson, passed for more than 5,000 yards over the course of his high school career.The task of replacing Carmichael has gone to junior Brady Findlay. Filling his former teammate’s shoes won’t be easy, but Findlay showed his own excellent command of the Bucksport offense Saturday with three touchdown passes as the Golden Bucks excelled against all three opponents.“Brady’s doing a great job, and I think we’re to the point now where we’re seeing something better from him every time we’re out there on the field,” Tolmasoff said. “He’s a very fast learner, and he’s only going to keep getting better as he goes.”Bucksport’s Luke Wardwell runs with the ball during a scrimmage against Ellsworth/Sumner on Aug. 18 in Bucksport. Wardwell, a senior running back, is one of many key offensive weapons returning from last year’s team. ELLSWORTH AMERICAN PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLNo scores and stats were kept from Saturday’s scrimmages, but the Bucksport coaches and players were more than satisfied as they met at the corner of the practice field following the scrimmages. It’s not always that an entire team is on the same page after just one week of fall practice, but from the first play to the post-game huddle, this group of players was nothing short of a cohesive unit.“You should be very proud of yourselves,” head coach Joel Sankey told his players. “We have plenty of things to work on, but this was a good start and gives a lot of positives we can build on.”Bucksport will close out its preseason slate when it hosts John Bapst at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. The Golden Bucks hung with the Class C Crusaders in exhibition play last year but ultimately dropped a tight contest on the road in Bangor.After that, the Golden Bucks will kick off the regular season at home at 7 p.m. next Friday, Aug. 31, against Houlton. They will then play road games against Stearns/Schenck and Dexter in Week 2 and Week 3, respectively, before finishing off the first half of the schedule with a home game against Foxcroft in Week 4.“I think we have to be really confident about where we are, but we also know that we have the chance to get even better.” Gray said. “For us seniors, we’ve been saying how bad we want that Gold Ball since freshman year. Now it’s time to go out and get it.” Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Bio
Promasidor Nigeria Limited has partnered Supa Strikas to reward consumers in its Cowbell Chocolate Get Up N Goal promo, with fabulous prizes to be won during this football season.The Get Up N Goal promo which commenced on Monday, June 10 and will run till Friday, September 13, 2019, was launched by Cowbell Chocolate which has proprietary blend of Vitarich plus iron that enables active lifestyle suitable for children and young adults.Supa Strikas is a football themed comic and cartoon television (TV) series that enjoys large following among kids and young adults across the country. Speaking at the launch, the Managing Director of Promasidor Nigeria Limited, Anders Einarsson said the combination of an active lifestyle driven by Cowbell Chocolate and a football loving culture of kids and young adults has impacted positively on the brand since 2017 when the partnership with Supa Strikas started.He said that this gives the brand exclusive rights to the Supa Strikas franchise, which is the comic book and cartoon TV series, and its assets in various packaging designs.Einarsson stated that the promo is themed Get Up N Goal because kids and young adults need the required energy to go about their activities like Supa Strikas in football, hence the collaboration to reward the target groups through a nutritional brand that has the vitamins and minerals they need.To participate in the promo, consumers are to collect nine 20g sachets of the Cowbell Chocolate Supa Strikas themed packaging, each having a unique character, submit them at any of the 190 redemption centres across the country and stand a chance of winning any of the amazing prizes on offer.According to Einarsson, prizes to be won include the latest Sony Play Station 4 Console System along with a Virtual Reality Headset, Supa Strikas Jerseys, Soccer Boots, Footballs and many other consolation items.Also, participants who are not able to submit nine unique characters can redeem as many empty sachets of Supa Strikas themed Cowbell Chocolate 20g packs to get free products.Promasidor, the maker of top quality products such as Cowbell Milk, Cowbell Chocolate, Cowbell Coffee, Loya Milk, Miksi Milk, Top Tea, Onga Seasoning, Sunvita Cereals and others, has been at the forefront of promoting youth development through various initiatives.These initiatives include Cowbellpedia Secondary School Mathematics TV Quiz Show, Promasidor Harness Your Dream, a career guidance workshop for students in secondary schools and Loya Swim Meet aimed at nurturing swimming talents among children.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Growing up, Jacki Gemelos always seemed to have a basketball in her hands.At the age of 7, Gemelos decided she wanted to play in the WNBA. She poured her heart and soul into basketball and developed into a transcendent player. Gemelos averaged nearly 40 points per game her senior year of high school and did it with uncommon skill and panache.Another chance · Injuries and hardship behind her, redshirt junior guard Jacki Gemelos has made an immediate impact on the Women of Troy, averaging 10.6 points and five rebounds per contest in five games since returning from knee surgery. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanGemelos wasn’t just better than everyone she played against. She looked better playing. Lightning-quick crossovers led to soaring layups. No-look passes found her teammates with laser precision. Gemelos could knock down a deep 3-pointer on one possession and elevate over an overmatched opponent on the next.Numerous scouting agencies and magazines declared her the National High School Player of the Year. A decorated college career and WNBA stardom seemed to be in the cards.Unfortunately, her knees wouldn’t cooperate.Gemelos tore her right anterior cruciate ligament for the first time in a high school playoff game. She was dribbling down the court late in the first quarter when an opponent pushed her from behind. Gemelos stuck out her leg to keep from falling and felt it hyperextend.“I kind of hopped around on my other leg until I realized it really hurt and fell [to the floor],” Gemelos said. “I started crying because I knew that something had happened.”She was sitting in her living room with her dad and Amateur Athletic Union coach when the phone call came saying she had torn the ligament. Gemelos broke down again at the prospect of missing a year of basketball.“It was definitely a very, very hard time,” she said. “The thought entered my mind that I would have to redshirt my first year at USC, and that made it even harder for me.”The next three years would push Gemelos to the limits of her mental strength and determination. She went under the knife four times to repair her knees.“She’s very strong-minded,” said Linda Gemelos, her mother. “I think most of all it’s the love of the game. She’s had that since she was eight years old.”There were times when Gemelos wanted to throw in the towel. Times when the prospect of another year of rehabilitation seemed too much, and she wondered why it had to be her.“I asked that question a million times,” she said. “After my second surgery I talked to one of my friends, and she said, ‘The last thing you need to start doing is questioning, “Why me, why me?” ’ ”Gemelos took the advice to heart and stopped pitying herself. Instead, she focused her energy on rehabilitating her knee. Even after injuring it two more times, Gemelos kept fighting.“I believe everything happens for a reason, and I know that in the end, somehow there’s a silver lining to all of this,” Gemelos said. “Not everybody has a passion for something. I think that I’m fortunate and lucky to have found my passion at such a young age.”Even the most optimistic person would have a hard time finding the positive side of her saga. One time Gemelos’ body rejected the ligament graft doctors put in her knee. The ligament disintegrated and wiped 6 months of rehab away with it.However, there was reason for hope: a new coach who doubled as a lucky charm.“I told her that one thing I was blessed with is I bring good karma with me,” USC coach Michael Cooper said. “I told her to get ready because this was going to come sooner rather than later.”Gemelos and Cooper formed a bond during the lonely hours the pair spent shooting inside the Galen Center. Gemelos put up thousands of shots, with Cooper rebounding each one of them.“In the beginning, when I was limited, all we would do was shoot,” Gemelos said. “He rebounded for me every day. I felt he believed in me right off the bat regardless of how many surgeries I’d been through.”The faith Cooper showed in Gemelos paid off when she made her long-awaited debut for USC at California. It was a homecoming of sorts for Gemelos, who grew up an hour away in Stockton, Calif. Friends and family at the arena saw her score eight points and hand out five assists that night.Her parents were in the stands again last week when Gemelos drained a deep 3-pointer that put the Women of Troy ahead for good against Washington.“It was so heartbreaking when she was hurt — every time she got hurt — and we couldn’t fix it,” Linda Gemelos said. “Now to see her play, it’s just the best feeling in the world.”Her return so far has been spotted with moments of inconsistency. Sometimes Gemelos is a step slow laterally on defense. Other times she gets the ball stolen in traffic. Her coaches aren’t worried. After three years off, a little rust is par for the course.“I think right now she’s trying to find her skill level and find out what she can and can’t do with the brace on,” Cooper said. “At 60 percent, she’s better than a lot of players that are 80 or 90 [percent].”For every turnover she commits, Gemelos makes five plays that remind you why so many people called her a once-in-a-decade prospect in high school. Talent oozes out of her. Gemelos is a gifted and willing passer, a deadly outside shooter and good for at least one “did you see that” moment a game.Everything might not turn out the way it should for Gemelos. She might injure one of her knees again or decide she’s sacrificed enough for the game and hang up the sneakers.“I think the reason I continue to play and fight through the surgeries is so I can reach my goal of the WNBA,” Gemelos said. “I feel like, however many years it takes me, that is realistic because I know that’s what I want to do.”Gemelos deserves to put her knee problems behind her and enjoy the rest of her college career. She deserves to hear her name called at the WNBA draft. But none of that really matters.Just being back on the court is victory enough.“I knew every single time that I hurt myself somehow I was going to get through it because I love basketball so much,” Gemelos said.Here’s betting she makes it.
CASTRIES, St. Lucia, CMC – Prime Minister Allan Chastanet easily survived a motion of no confidence against him late Tuesday night after government legislators voted along party lines to defeat the measure brought by Opposition Leader Phillip J. Pierre.Chastanet himself did not make any contribution to the debate except on occasions when he sought to correct “misleading” statements by opposition legislators during the marathon parliamentary session. “I want to tell the Honorable Leader of the Opposition that what you have presented to this Honorable House is less than honorable,” said Economic Development, Housing, Urban Renewal, Transport and Civil Aviation Minister, Guy Joseph.“It is something that will go down in the records, in the history as the worst resolution to have made it to the Parliament of this country and Mr. Speaker I pledge my unconditional support to the Prime Minister Allan Chastanet,’ Guy added.The 11 government legislators in the 17-member Parliament voted against the motion that Pierre had introduced earlier during the day. “It is a watershed moment for members of this House to answer the question. Should the member for Micoud South (Chastanet) be allowed to lead this country for the balance of Parliament given his dismal performance to date?” Pierre asked.Joseph said Chastanet “was the best prime minister St. Lucia has had in a long time.” He said the opposition should have been aware that the motion would not have succeeded given the fact that public opinion in St. Lucia had not shown any support for the initiative. “Based on my definition for madness, it is only mad people that will do that.” Joseph noted the government was not “even going to respond to the motion” but
“Over the course of the game, that’s kind of disrespectful to leave Andre Iguodala open like that with the game on the line.”He’s made big shots like that before and he got it done tonight.”ANDRE pic.twitter.com/WqoMHfEPsX— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) June 3, 2019Curry (23 points) and Klay Thompson (25) led the Warriors, although the latter suffered a hamstring injury late in the contest. Warriors star Stephen Curry accused the Raptors of disrespecting Andre Iguodala late in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.Iguodala made a crucial 3-pointer with seven seconds remaining to seal the Warriors’ 109-104 win as they evened the series at 1-1 on Sunday. Klay Thompson injury update: Warriors star (hamstring) ‘questionable’ for Game 3 NBA Finals 2019: Draymond Green, Drake clear air over dinner after heated exchange NBA trade rumors: Pelicans’ Alvin Gentry ‘loves the idea’ of Lonzo Ball, Jrue Holiday backcourt Curry felt the Raptors’ lax approach to Iguodala — a three-time NBA champion and the 2015 Finals MVP — was disrespectful.”The whole fourth quarter they were playing some janky defense just trying to send bodies to me everywhere and our whole roster just took advantage of it,” he told ESPN. Related News Kevon Looney (chest) was also hurt and DeMarcus Cousins stepped up for the Warriors with 11 points and 10 rebounds in almost 28 minutes.”He (Cousins) just did what he does. He played aggressive, he played smart, he got other people involved with passing out of the post, made a couple of big shots and just gave us energy,” Curry said.”We had two guys that were down, he stepped up big time, he’s appreciative of the moment, he’s playing in his first finals and this is the big time for him.”