Park Jefferson’s Defroster canceled

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods also race on opening night, IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars on night two. JEFFERSON, S.D. – Forecasts for low temperatures and concerns about the potential for frozen pipes have forced Park Jefferson Speedway track officials to cancel both nights of this weekend’s scheduled IMCA Defroster special. Next up on the Park Jefferson schedule is the South Dakota Sprint Car Nationals, with IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars on April 26 and April 27 cards.last_img

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Four first-time winners at Algona

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 24) – Rob Hughes, John Wiemann, Doug Wickman and Jay DeVries all won features at Algona Raceway for the first time in 2013 to highlight the night of dirt track racing on Saturday, Aug. 24. The most dramatic race of the night came in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature. Mike Carlson started on the pole and grabbed the early lead before an early challenge from Phil Ricke as two went door-to-door for two laps. The only caution of the race waved on lap six. George Nordman, who started 11th, weaved his way into contention for the final five laps to put the heat on Carlson. Nordman patiently stayed behind Carlson until turn two on the final lap when he slid past on the bottom of the track and went on to the victory. Carlson was second with Nick Meyer placing third. Shane Swanson was fourth and Ricke rounded out the top five cars. Mick Monahan was the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature’s early leader before Philip Lusson wrestled the lead away on lap three. Lusson held the lead until lap seven when Wickman steered his no. 24W to front on lap eight and went on to the win.Lusson finished as the runner-up followed by Brandon Nielsen, Devin Smith and Chad Gentz.The IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature was run without a stoppage of action as Wiemann lead at the end of the first lap and held the lead throughout the 12-lap race to earn his first feature win of the year at the track.David Smith was second with Calvin Lange finishing third. Tom Sierck was fourth and Dan Hanselman placed fifth. Pole sitter Rob Hughes won the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main ahead of Tad Reutzel, Ryan Watnem and Dustin Smith. DeVries won his first Mach-1 Sport Compact feature of the year.last_img read more

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Duke wins Clinton County PASS battle

first_imgMost of the race was a dogfight between Duke, polesitter John Walp and outside front-row starter Dylan Proctor, with Proctor leading the most laps but all three drivers taking turns at the front.  That enabled sixth starting Jack Frye to move into third but he was unable to challenge for the lead. Scott Ellerman finished fourth and Scott Lutz finished fifth. Duke took his sixth PASS event of the season and third at Lock have. By Frank Buhrman After Duke, who had started third, grabbed the lead for the final time, Walp spun and had to re­start in the rear.  Feature results – 1. Ken Duke Jr.; 2. Dylan Proctor; 3. Jake Frye; 4. Scott Ellerman; 5. Scott Lutz; 6. Reed Thompson; 7. Dakota Schweikart; 8. Jeffrey Weaver; 9. Dale Schweikart; 10. Tylor Cochran; 11. Josh Fox; 12. John Walp; 13. Ian Cumens; 14. Mike Murphy; 15. Dave Guss. LOCK HAVEN, PA. (July 26) – Ken Duke Jr. emerged from an intense, nearly race-long three-car bat­tle to win the 25-lap IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car event co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Sprint Series and Laurel Highlands Sprint Series Friday at Clinton County Motor Speedway. last_img read more

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February 6, 2019 Police Blotter

first_imgFebruary 6, 2019 Police Blotter020619 Decatur County Fire Report020619 Decatur County EMS Report020619 Decatur Ciounty Law Report020619 Decatur County Jail Report020619 Batesville Police Blotterlast_img

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Andrew “Andy” Lee Hand

first_imgAndrew “Andy” Lee Hand, 89, of Milan passed away Monday, February 25, 2019 at The Seasons in Milan.  Andy was born Saturday, July 13, 1929 in Fairfield Township, Butler County, Ohio the son of Harold and Mary Elizabeth (Inden) Hand.  He married Dorothea “Dottie” Schmidt November 7, 1953 and she preceded him in death August 15, 2018.  Andy was a pharmacist, a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church and served his country in the U.S. Army.  He was a member of the Milan F & AM #31, Murat Shrine, Milan Lions Club, Milan Legion Post #235, Gymkhana Club, founder and member of the 3 Rivers Swim Club and past board member of Margaret Mary Community Hospital.  He enjoyed horseback riding, golf and was the owner, operator and pharmacist of the Milan Drug Store from 1963 till 1988.Andy is survived by sons: Todd (Vivian) Hand of FL and Eric (Becky) Hand of Milan; daughters: Carla Unroe of San Francisco, CA and Elizabeth (Ken) Martini of West Chester, OH; sisters: Rose Willig of North College Hill and Dolores Hand of Northern Kentucky and 7 grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by son David Hand, parents, wife, 2 brothers and 1 sister.A memorial service will be held at 4:30 PM Sunday, March 3, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 7124 North State Road 101, Milan, IN 47031 with Pastor Sue Socha officiating.  Memorials may be given in honor of Andy to the Milan Library or Boy Scout Troop #631.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, P.O. Box 243, Milan, IN 47031 (812) 654 – 2141.  You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

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Female Beagle-Lost

first_imgYoung Female Tri-color Beagle with Blue Ticking-Missing in Adams Church Area since (3-3).  Neighbors saw some one pick her up. Would love to have her back.Please call 812-212-6380 for details.last_img

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Integrity Machine Tool Technology Scholarship application deadline extended

first_imgBatesville, IN— The Ripley County Community Foundation has extended the application deadline for the Integrity Machine Tool Technology Scholarship to June 1, 2020.  This scholarship was established in 2019 by Integrity Tool to financially support local students planning to pursue a degree in machine technology trades, and it is the first scholarship awarded by the Ripley County Community Foundation that supports career technology trades.Amy Streator, Executive Director of the Ripley County Community Foundation, says, “The Community Foundation is pleased to distribute this scholarship on behalf of Integrity Tools because it provides an opportunity to future generations who desire to obtain a quality education.  Students who pursue a career relating to career technology trades is one essential asset into building a sustainable community.”Applicants must meet the following criteria in order to apply for the scholarship: be graduating from Batesville High School, East Central High School, Franklin County High School, Greensburg High School, Jac-Cen-Del High School, Milan High School, North Decatur High School, Oldenburg Academy, or South Ripley High school; be attending or planning to attend Ivy Tech Community College and be enrolled in the Machine Tool Technology Program; complete a 500 word (maximum) essay describing the applicant’s motivation for pursuing a career in machine trades; provide, at minimum, one letter of recommendation from a teacher or employer describing the applicant’s work ethic; and complete the scholarship application.Tim Schrank, a representative of Integrity Tool, states, “Regardless of the future economy or next generation, we believe the future is what you make of it. We are honored and proud to support those pursuing their dreams in the machine tool trade by providing this scholarship.”Click here for an application.  To make a donation to the Integrity Machine Tool Technology Fund, contact RCCF at 812.933.1098 or office@rccfonline.org with any questions or for more information on our scholarships.last_img read more

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Terminal joint repair begins next week across Southeast District

first_imgSoutheastern, IN— Indiana Department of Transportation contractor E&B Paving Inc. plans to start work next week on a $4.5 million terminal joint replacement and repair project. Over 75 locations across southeastern and south-central Indiana are included in the contract.On or after Monday, April 27, work will begin. Nighttime lane closures will be in effect at various bridge approaches from approximately 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. The contractor will work at each location for one-to-two nights at a time.Locations across Southeastern Indiana include:S.R. 750 in Jennings County (CSX Railroad/Six Mile Creek)S.R. 11 in Jackson County (East Fork White River)U.S. 50 in Dearborn County (Tanner’s Creek)C.R. 250 and U.S. 421 over I-74 in Decatur CountyS.R. 229 over I-74 in Ripley CountyWork performed at each location will include milling and placement of polymeric asphalt to repair terminal joint damage sustained during winter freeze-thaw cycles. The contract was awarded in February and is expected to be complete by mid-September. Motorists should slow down, use extra caution, and drive distraction-free through all work zones. All work is weather dependentlast_img read more

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Victor Gloyd Lee Lohrum

first_imgVictor Gloyd Lee Lohrum, age 90, of Milan passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020 at The Waters of Dillsboro. He was born on October 30, 1929 to the late Albert Sr. and Eunice (Elrod) Lohrum in Elrod, Indiana.He grew up along with his brothers and sisters in Elrod and was a graduate of the Class of 1948 from Versailles High School. Shortly after graduation, he entered the United States Army and served two years. He was then asked to return for 2 more years, teaching assembly and rebuilding of small arms and weapons.During his 2nd tenure in the Army, he was stationed in Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland where he met Bernadette Marie Schmidt. They were united in marriage on October 6, 1952 and spent the rest of their years together outside of Elrod until her death in 2004.When they returned home, Vic went to work for the Jefferson Proving Grounds as a weapons tester. His job included testing weapons from tank mines to mortars. He spent several years working in different capacities for the government before retiring in 1986. Additionally, Vic also worked a couple years as an attendant for the Versailles State Park.He is survived by daughter Vincine “Susie” Felix, granddaughter Dana (Jim) Roark, great grandson David Victor“DJ” Brook, as well as sisters Linda Bruce and Alice Mathias. He was preceded in death by his wife Bernadette, son Dan Lohrum, his parents, and brothers Albert Jr., John Lohrum Sr., and Carol “Buz” Lohrum.A visitation will be held on Thursday, August 13 from 4-7 pm at Neal’s Funeral Home in Osgood. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 14 at 10:00 am, also at the funeral home. Memorials can be given to the Washington Baptist Cemetery fund. Online condolences can be placed at Nealsfuneralhome.net. In accordance with state mandates, mask and social distancing will be enforced.last_img read more

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