The competition will start at 7:30p.m. at the Iloilo Freedom Grandstand on Muelle Loney Street. ILOILO City – Eighteen elementary andsecondary schools from this city and province of Iloilo are competing intoday’s “Tambor, Trumpa, Martsa, Musika” contest, one of the features of theyearly Dinagyang Festival. In the secondary school category,three out of five contestants are from Iloilo province. Each contingent has a maximum of sevenminutes to perform. Photo courtesy of Ian Paul Cordero/PN Last year, the use of additionalinstruments like trumpet to blend the music was among the innovations. Thirteen schools are seeing action inthe elementary school category and five in the secondary school category. Of the 13 schools in competing in theelementary category, four are from Iloilo province. One of the innovations in this year’scompetition is the use of risers (maximum of one meter in height and width),according to Freddie Gallardo of the Department of Education – Division ofIloilo City who is in-charge of the “Tambor, Trumpa, Martsa, Musika.” “Every year gina-change naton angguidelines para mapanami pa gid,” saidGallardo./PN
LaVerne M. Sauerland, age 90, of West Harrison, Indiana died Monday, August 20, 2018 at the Waters of Batesville in Batesville, Indiana.Born November 6, 1927 in Franklin County, Indiana she was the daughter of the late Leo J. & Alvina K. (Pulskamp) Tebbe. On November 20, 1948 she was united in marriage to Paul F. Sauerland, and he preceded her in death on March 4, 2003.A homemaker, she had also served as bookkeeper for the family trucking business, PFS Trucking, for many years. She was a member of Holy Guardian Angels Church in Cedar Grove. In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and yardwork, and cherished time spent with her grandchildren & great-grandchildren.Survivors include a daughter & son-in-law, Donna (Jack) Ketcham of Logan, Indiana; three sons & daughters-in-law, Steven & Michele Sauerland & Michael & Sherry Sauerland all of West Harrison, Indiana, and Anthony & Patti Sauerland of Batesville, Indiana; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; two sisters, Pat Deaton of Vevay, Indiana and Lee Propes of Aurora, Indiana; three half-brothers, Keith Tebbe of Brookville, Indiana, Glen Tebbe of Greensburg, Indiana and Merle Tebbe of Indianapolis, Indiana.In addition to her parents and husband, Paul, she was preceded in death by a daughter & son-in-law, Victoria & Ronald Beck; two brothers, Melvin Tebbe and Virgil Tebbe, a grandson, and a great-grandson.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M. on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Holy Guardian Angels Chapel, 405 US Highway 52, Cedar Grove, Indiana.Rev. Vincent Lampert will officiate the Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Holy Guardian Angels Chapel in Cedar Grove. Burial will follow in Holy Guardian Angels Cemetery in Cedar Grove.Memorial contributions may be directed to EWTN Broadcasting Network or a Charity of the donors choice. Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Sauerland family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
Winnepeg, Canada — Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch, Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler and members of the Indiana agricultural delegation concluded the economic development mission to Canada’s Manitoba Province today, advancing international ties in agriculture and trade investment.Visiting Manitoba was Indiana’s second trip to Canada this year, following the governor’s visit to Quebec and Ontario last spring.“Manitoba is one of Canada’s leading agricultural provinces and shares many of the same values we cherish in Indiana, so this was the perfect destination for my first agricultural trade mission,” Crouch said. “We look forward to cultivating this relationship, keeping those channels of communication open and building synergy towards a brighter future for our two economies.”Agriculture and trade are major economic drivers for Indiana and Manitoba. Nearly 190,000 jobs in the state depend on trade and investment with Canada, and Indiana is one of Manitoba’s largest export partners in the U.S.One of the goals of the trip was to strengthen the economic relationship between Indiana and Manitoba through greater collaboration. In addition to signing a memorandum of understanding with the Manitoba government, the delegation participated in business round tables with the Manitoba Chambers of Commerce and Business Council of Manitoba, which allowed them to network and establish relationships with provincial leaders.“Relationships are indispensable in the agriculture industry, especially when it comes to international trade,” Kettler said. “I’m confident this expanded partnership, based on shared interests and mutual respect, will open the door to new markets and create growth opportunities for both of our agricultural sectors.”Growing agricultural education and youth leadership was another focus of the mission. The delegation met with representatives from the University of Manitoba, which is one of western Canada’s largest research intensive universities, and identified areas for future collaboration, for instance, establishing an agriculture-based student exchange program.Continuing the conversation, the delegation traveled to the Farm and Food Discovery Centre, where Lt. Gov. Crouch, John Baugh, Director of Ag Services Regulations with Purdue University, representing Indiana 4-H, and Mark Poeschl, CEO of the National FFA Organization, led a discussion on the importance of youth leadership organizations, like FFA and 4-H, and exchanged ideas to shore up these efforts.“Lifting up the next generation of agricultural leaders is critical to the future of this industry,” Crouch said. “We are excited to work with stakeholders in Manitoba to take our agricultural leadership programs to the Next Level.”A final priority of the trip was to increase knowledge sharing in the areas of seed genetics and research. The delegation visited the Food Development Centre, an internationally recognized facility that works to bring new and innovative products to market. There, they learned about food development and research, and listened to a panel discussion on the Canadian hemp industry.The delegation also conducted brief visits to the Canadian International Grain Institute and the Canadian Malting Barley Technical Centre.