Eddie Dale Hopper, 82, of Vevay, IN, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2019, at Norton Hospital, Louisville, KY. Eddie was born on February 8, 1937, in Patriot, IN, a son of the late Kathleen (Chapman) and Cecil Hopper. Eddie attended school at the Allensville Grade School until the 8th grade. He later went on to obtain a degree in welding and worked for Granite City Steel Company in Granite City, IL. Throughout his working career, he was also employed by Adam’s Lumberyard in Fairview, IN and most recently, he operated his own lawnmower repair business. Eddie was a member of the Handyman Club of America and the North American Hunting Club. He enjoyed gardening, mushroom hunting, and was an avid racecar fan and attended the Indy 500 with his brother Dean.Eddie is survived by daughter Paula Smith of New Lisbon, IN, son Troy (Crystal) Whitham of Salem, OH, brothers Cecil Hopper Jr. of Cincinnati, OH and Michael Hopper of Bright, IN, sister Barbara Hopper of Columbus, OH, 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.In addition to his parents, Eddie is preceded by grandparents Clarence and Pearl Hopper and Alfred and Artie Chapman, brother Dean Hopper, stillborn sister Julie, and an unnamed stillborn sibling.Funeral services will be 3 PM, Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. Visitation will be from 2-3 PM Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Markland Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family or the American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. marklandfuneralhome.com
Teresa J. Horan, 89, Greensburg, passed away on April 8, 2020 at Morning Breeze Nursing Home in Greensburg.Born, January 17, 1931 in Decatur County, she was the daughter of Gregory A. and Charlotta E. (Stier) Schroeder.Teresa graduated from St. Paul High School. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Daughters of Isabella, St. Lawrence Auxiliary, the Linger- A-While Home Ec. Club, and was a long-time associate of the Sisters of St. Francis.She had several occupations through the years including delivering newspapers, working at IGA supermarket, Marion Township trustee, Cooking at Stone’s Restaurant, driving a school bus, and working with the Meals on Wheels program. In recent years she was a homemaker and always enjoyed playing cards or dominos with friends and family.Teresa was married to James Charles Horan at St. Mary’s on May 7, 1953 and he preceded her in death on February 28, 1972.Teresa is survived by five sons; Dennis J. (Anne Marie Paul) Horan, Greensburg, Anthony C. Horan, New Palestine, Joseph G. (Eileen) Horan, Indianapolis, William E. (Dawn) Horan, Bluffton, Thomas L. (Suzanne) Horan, Greensburg, four daughters; Sharon A. Kreuz, Columbus, OH, Kathleen T. (Bryan) Cunningham, Portland, OR, Nancy M. (Kenny) Buening, Greensburg, Susan C. (Gerald) Huey, Greensburg, one sister; Catherine E. Mauer, Greensburg, 39 grandchildren, and 31 great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son and daughter-in-law; Donald P. and Barbara L. (Martin) Horan, 5 brothers; Paul G., Louis B., Carl J., David A., and Justin R. Schroeder, three brothers in infancy, and three sisters; Margaret Mauer, Sr. Rose Mary Schroeder, and Sr. Cecilia M. Schroeder.Due to the recent public health safety mandate of limited gatherings, a private graveside service will be held for the immediate family at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.A Memorial Mass and Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.Memorial contributions can be made in Teresa’s honor to St. Mary’s Church or School through Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home.Online condolences for the family and the online guestbook can be accessed at www.popfuneralhome.com
Judith T. Black, 81, of Pensacola, Florida passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 at Wesley Haven Villa in Pensacola. She was born in Vevay on January 13, 1939 the daughter of Lewis and Talpha Aldred Truesdale and was raised by her adopted parents George and Roznita Oakley Lester. She was married to Harold Black on August 23, 1958 and he preceded her in death on March 8, 2016. Survivors include one son Jeffery (Lori) Black of Cadiz, Kentucky; two daughters Debra (John) Weale of Columbus, Ohio and Teresa (Mike) Varner of Pensacola; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Black was a 1957 graduate of Cross Plains High School. She had worked for 30 years at Shilitos in Cincinnati, but her main occupation was being a homemaker and mom. Judy enjoyed being a seamstress and loved to garden as well. Graveside services for Judy will be held on Tuesday, June 16 at 1pm at the Benham Cemetery with Pastor Jerry Brooks of the Benham United Methodist Church officiating. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.
Statewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported that 721 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday. A total of 94,891 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 1,083,765 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.8% positive rate and 16 new deaths were reported for a total of 3,093 Hoosier deaths.Dearborn County has a total of 575 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 1 new case), Decatur County has a total of 404 positive cases and 35 deaths (up 5 new cases), Franklin County has 276 positive cases and 25 deaths (up 2 new cases), and Ripley County has 245 positive cases and 8 deaths (no change). Locally, this is an increase of 8 new positive cases.
RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Bale completes Tottenham return from Real Madrid Tottenham sign £25m Sergio Reguilon European football governing body UEFA will hold a video conference meeting of all 55 football federations in Europe, it said on Thursday. The meeting, which will involve representatives of clubs, leagues and players, is to discuss the impact of the coronavirus on all football in the region, including Euro 2020. UEFA has so far declined to discuss whether Euro 2020, which will be held in 12 different countries around Europe between June 12 and July 12, will be postponed or venues altered. UEFA said the meeting would be held next Tuesday and that “discussions will include all domestic and European competitions, including UEFA EURO 2020”. “Further communication will be made following those meetings,” it said. On Thursday, Real Madrid and Juventus, two of Europe’s biggest clubs who are scheduled to play Champions League matches next week, sent all of their footballers into quarantine. Real Madrid’s move came after one of the club’s basketball players tested positive for the coronavirus, while Juventus defender Daniele Rugani also tested positive for the virus. Real Madrid’s basketball team was also sent into quarantine. Domestic leagues around the continent have been put on hold or are taking place behind closed doors. Two Europa League matches scheduled for Thursday have been postponed because Spanish side Getafe refused to travel to Italy, the epicentre of the outbreak, to face Inter Milan. AS Roma said they could not travel to Spain to face Sevilla because of flight restrictions. Reuters/NAN.Tags: Daniele RuganiJuventusReal MadridUEFAUEFA EURO 2020
RelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians The Confederation of African Football has announced the indefinite postponement of the finals of the Total CAF Confederation Cup and Total CAF Champions League 2019/20 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The postponement was contained in a statement on the website of the continental governing body. According to the statement, the new schedule would be communicated in due time after consultation with various stakeholders. It added that CAF was monitoring the situation closely and working with relevant authorities, including the World Health Organisation. “This is to know the impact of the virus on the continent, and we will announce developments to our competitions at the appropriate time,” the statement said. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the inaugural one-match final for the two competitions was originally scheduled as follows: *Total CAF Confederation Cup – May 24, 2020 – Prince Moulay Abdellah Sports Stadium – Rabat, Morocco. *Total CAF Champions League – May 29, 2020 – Japoma Stadium – Douala, Cameroon.Tags: africacafCoronavirusCOVID-19Postponement
RelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope Sunday Dare, the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, says plans are underway to resuscitate the Obafemi Awolowo Stadium in Ibadan, Oyo State.Dare said this in Ibadan while speaking with newsmen on the sidelines of his visit to the palace of the Olubadan. The Minister said the Federal Government was considering partnership with the state government or outright concession of the stadium.He said the stadium would bounce back to life as soon as any of the options was implemented.He said: “I met a plan on ground.“There is an approval to concession Federal Government-owned stadiums starting with Abuja and the one in Surulere, Lagos.“I agree that concession is the best option. “The Obafemi Awolowo Stadium is the oldest stadium in Africa and the oldest in Nigeria.“We have another option, which is to work with the Oyo State Government.“We can cede the stadium to them if we have a commitment that they will bring it to standard.”Dare said the Federal Government was vigorously pursuing both options, adding that it would implement the one that would best serve the interest of the people.He said: “The governor has called me twice, showing the state government’s interest to work with us in bringing the facility up to standard. “This conversation is ongoing; we shall reach a conclusion and whatever the decision is will be conveyed to the public.”Tags: Minister of Youth and Sports DevelopmentObafemi Awolowo StadiumResuscitateSunday Dare
RelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United have finally completed some transfer business this summer with the capture of Donny van de Beek.The 23-year-old has joined in a £40 million transfer from Dutch giants Ajax. Van de Beek has signed a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year, believed to be worth around £107,000-a-week before bonuses.He becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing of the summer and could now form part of an exciting midfield trio alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.After completing his move, Van de Beek said: “I cannot begin to explain how incredible an opportunity it is to join a club with such an amazing history.“I would like to thank everyone at Ajax. I grew up there and I will always have a special bond with the club.“I am now ready to take the next step in my career and perform at the highest level and there is no higher standard than Manchester United. “Everyone has told me how amazing the Old Trafford atmosphere is and I am looking forward to experiencing that, once it is safe for the fans to return.“This team has some of the best midfielders in the world and I know that I can learn from them and also bring my own strengths to the group.“Having spoken to the manager about his vision for this team, the direction that the club is going in is hugely exciting and I cannot wait to be a part of that.”Solskjaer added: “Donny has all of the technical attributes needed to perform in this team and has the personality required to succeed at Manchester United.“His ability to see space, time his movements and read the game will really complement the qualities that we have in midfield and his arrival really strengthens the depth of talent we have in that position. “Donny’s performances in the Eredivisie and in Europe have been excellent over the last few years and we are all looking forward to working with him.”Tags: Ajax AmsterdamDonny van de BeekManchester UnitedOle Gunnar Solskjaer
McGregor, who spent 14 years with Rangers before his move to Turkey last summer, has won 29 caps for his country. He returned in August 2010 from over a year in international exile after he was dropped over a late-night drinking session with team-mate Barry Ferguson. The pair were then caught making v-signs to photographers while on the substitutes’ bench during a game against Iceland. His move to the KC Stadium, which is subject to international clearance, represents the latest step in City boss Steve Bruce’s efforts to strengthen his defence ahead of the top-flight campaign. Bruce has already signed defender Curtis Davies from Birmingham and given new contracts to centre-back James Chester and full-back Liam Rosenior. McGregor fills one of the club’s primary needs for the new season, with the erratic Eldin Jakupovic and the untried Mark Oxley the only senior keepers previously on their books. Hull took Fulham’s David Stockdale on loan for the latter part of last season. Forward Sone Aluko was quick to welcome his former Gers team-mate to East Yorkshire, writing on Twitter: “Buzzing McGregor has signed for us! Top class keeper and what a guy! Welcome to Hull Greegsy!!” The 31-year-old has signed a three-year deal at the KC Stadium as the Tigers continue to prepare for their return to the Barclays Premier League. McGregor told hullcityafc.net: “I’m really excited to be here and I’m happy that everything is done now. I can’t wait to get started here. This is a great chance for me to play in the Premier League and I’m looking forward to the season ahead.” Hull have completed the signing of Scotland goalkeeper Allan McGregor from Besiktas for an undisclosed fee. Press Association
“At the end of 2013, if I have not won another major I will be disappointed.” Two months after expressing those thoughts, McIlroy was replaced as world number one by Tiger Woods and now finds himself third in the rankings behind Phil Mickelson. And unless he retains his US PGA title next week at Oak Hill, that disappointment of not winning a major championship in 2013 will hit home too. The bookmakers have the 24-year-old from Northern Ireland as a 28/1 seventh favourite to lift the Wanamaker Trophy again and it is hard to argue with those odds. In fact it could easily be argued they are not generous enough. McIlroy won five times last year, including his second major by eight shots at Kiawah Island, to finish top of the money list on both sides of the Atlantic. But he has recorded only one top-five finish in a turbulent 2013 that saw him damage his reputation by walking off the course during his defence of the Honda Classic and bending one of his new clubs out of shape during the final round of the US Open. In the majors he has managed just one round under 70 – a closing 69 in the US Masters – and is a collective 28 over par after missing the cut in the Open Championship after rounds of 79 and 75. That opening round at Muirfield led McIlroy to offer a withering assessment of his own performance, labelling it “brain dead” and claiming he sometimes felt “like I’m walking around out there and I’m unconscious”. Such honesty made for great headlines, but is it great for McIlroy? “Sometimes (I wish I wasn’t so honest) but it’s just me,” he said. “I am not going to sit up here and pour my heart out but I will tell you how I am thinking and what’s on my mind. If I get asked a reasonable question I will give a reasonable answer.” The answer to McIlroy’s problems on the course may prove harder to find, but the Ryder Cup star is hoping a few enjoyable rounds with friends back home in Northern Ireland last week, coupled with the advice of putting coach Dave Stockton, will set him on the right track. He insists his game was in worse shape at this time last year before a fifth-place finish in Akron kickstarted a stunning second half of the season. And he believes competing at Firestone is the perfect preparation for what lies ahead at Oak Hill, venue for the 1995 Ryder Cup and the scene of Shaun Micheel’s US PGA triumph in 2003. “They are both old-fashioned, traditional golf courses,” McIlroy said. “The fairways at Oak Hill have a little more bend to them, you have to shape a lots of shots at Oak Hill; here a lot of them are straight out in front but the greens are similar, quite small and sloping and the par threes at both courses are strong holes. “I’ve heard the rough is up at Oak Hill from when I was there six weeks ago so I’m looking forward to seeing what that’s like.” “I don’t play golf for the money, I am well past that,” McIlroy said in Abu Dhabi after signing a deal reported to be worth around £150million over 10 years. “I’m a major champion and world number one, which I have always dreamed of being, and feel this is a company that can help me sustain that and win even more major titles. Press Association At the press conference to announce his multi-million pound deal with Nike in January, Rory McIlroy was keen to stress major titles mattered more to him than money.