Joe Russo’s Almost Dead Shares Pro-Shot Terrapin Station’ From Brooklyn Bowl

first_imgPremier Grateful Dead tribute act Joe Russo‘s Almost Dead continued their RAD TRACKS Wednesday series today with a two-part release of “Terrapin Station” from their three-night Freaks Ball run at Brooklyn Bowl run in March. The band, joined by a four-piece horn section made up of Stuart Bogie, Martin Perna, Eric Biondo, and Raymond Mason, took the Garcia/Hunter classic on an 18-minute ride on Saturday, March 25th, and then finished the suite the next night with help from electric violinist Katie Jacoby.You can watch both videos, edited by Foggy Notions Productions, below: Joe Russo’s Almost Dead is playing festival gigs every weekend this month: The Peach Music Festival on Saturday, August 13th, Hot August Music Festival on Saturday, August 20th, and LOCKN’ Festival on Thursday and Friday August 25th and 26th.last_img read more

Stories that haunt them

first_imgIn the days before Halloween, we asked Min Jin Lee, Maria Tatar, and other serious campus readers to share with us the stories that have scared them most — and why.Min Jin LeeCatherine A. and Mary C. Gellert Fellow at the Radcliffe Institute and author of “Pachinko”I’m a coward and can get spooked by my shadow, so I avoid stories and any visual media gory or frightening. Not a big fan of Halloween. Life and Washington, D.C., are plenty scary enough. That said, I am very interested in any narrative about a haunting love. I can think of few stories with the kind of obsessive romance that rival Emily Brontë’s “Wuthering Heights” — which has a ghost, forbidden desire, pathological love triangles, class and ethnic prejudices, intrigue, rivalries, and some good old-fashioned anguish. Catherine is kinda bonkers, but Heathcliff has the hots for her, and by gosh, he suffers for it. It’s also Emily’s 200th birthday this year, and her single and singular work endures in my heart.Steven PinkerJohnstone Family Professor of PsychologyMy reactions to horror fiction spring from my world view as a scientific skeptic who is convinced that mental life depends entirely on an intact brain. That means I’m incapable of experiencing frisson at the antics of ghouls, zombies, demons, curses, dybbuks, and other paranormal mischief-makers — they come across as kitschy, not horrific. At the same time my awareness of human depravity is all too acute, and I can be suitably chilled by the prospect of a character’s ingenuity mobilized in the service of malevolent passions like revenge, manipulation, or sexual jealousy. “Cape Fear” (1991) and “Fatal Attraction” are deliciously terrifying, but as a writer I’d have to single out Stephen King’s “Misery,” which brings to life the mixed blessing of having devoted fans.David ScaddenGerald and Darlene Jordan Professor of MedicineI study the blood so it has to be Bram Stoker’s “Dracula.” It may not be high art, but it captures the tensions of science and myth, morality and bestiality, the familiar and the foreign with page-turning suspense. Blood embodying both regenerative life and corrupting disease is not just a literary conceit in either the book or, as far as I can tell, in life; it rings true — chillingly true — and is worth thinking about.Steven SchlozmanAssistant professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical SchoolJoyce Carol Oates is no stranger to uncomfortable stories. Still, one story in particular has gotten to me since I first read it over 25 years ago. It is called “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been,” and it first was published in 1966. It reads more like a short film, mixing the tropes of suburban ennui with lurking menace, and in that sense, it seems like a precursor to movies that wouldn’t emerge until nearly 30 years later.For longer works of fiction, “Dark Harvest,” by Norman Partridge, is among the best American horror novels ever written. It won the prestigious Bram Stoker award, and like the story above, it mixes Americana with a sense of resigned but terrifying fatalism, adding just a tincture of the occult. Picture a small New England town, normal in all ways except one day a year when everyone knows that the harvest yields something foul. It combines normalcy and gore, letter jackets and morality, and most importantly, the illusion that you can escape when you never really can.Maria TatarJohn L. Loeb Professor of Germanic Languages and Literatures and of Folklore and MythologyA man, a woman, and a house with a chamber, its floor awash in blood, with corpses hanging from hooks in the walls. These are the main features of “Bluebeard,” a horror story in which the title figure tests the obedience of his wife by handing her a key and telling her that she may open any door but the one that key fits. Curiosity gets the better of her, and, once she sees the victims of her husband’s rage, she flees, dropping the key in the pool of blood. Just as Bluebeard is about to execute his wife (he sees the telltale blood on the key), the wife’s brothers come to her rescue.For many years, the husband’s homicidal history in this folktale took a back seat to the wife’s curiosity, which was inflected morally as sexual infidelity. Today, “Bluebeard” has almost fallen into a cultural black hole, but the story still flashes out at us in Charlotte Brontë’s “Jane Eyre,” Richard Wright’s “Black Boy,” and Margaret Atwood’s “Robber Bride.” The Hollywood Dream Factory, which gave us Bluebeard films like “Rebecca” and “Secret Beyond the Door,” has now recycled the old horror story (with a perverse twist) in “Get Out” and “Ex Machina.” Presto! Bluebeard has become a new kind of monster, a seductive femme fatale who has become as dangerous as her folkloric forebear and who reveals to us a host of new cultural anxieties about female intelligence and ingenuity.Laura van den BergBriggs-Copeland Lecturer in the Creative Writing Program and author of “The Third Hotel”In Mariana Enríquez’s “Adela’s House,” which can be found in her spectacular collection “Things We Lost in the Fire,” a brother and sister enter a derelict house, along with their neighbor, Adela. The house quickly proves to be nightmarish, possessed with its own terrible life force; once inside Adela is never seen again. While the plot summary of “Adela’s House” might sound like a conventional haunted house tale, Enríquez is after something far more charged. In her translator’s note, Megan McDowell notes that “What there is of gothic horror in the stories in ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’ mingles with and is intensified by their sharp social criticism … most of Mariana’s characters exist in a border space between the comfortable here and a vulnerable there; this latter could be a violent slum or a mysteriously living house, but it operates according to an unknown and sinister rationale, and it is frighteningly near.” In Enríquez’s hands, the house at the center of “Adela’s House” is a conduit for exploring both individual and collective trauma, for showing us just how close at hand the ghosts of the past are. Members of the Harvard community reflect on their favorite horror flicks Related The queen of Halloween Harvard experts explain attraction, meaning of the beckoning genre Inside the house of screams Films that go bump in the night For Halloween, students write a tale of a darkened room without exits The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. After writing 5 books on the subject, Harvard’s Lesley Bannatyne is a go-to source Oh, the horror!last_img read more

Making Waves: Surfski Racing Hits the Southeast

first_imgChattaJack31October 24, 2015Tennessee River Gorge, Chattanooga, NOC Paddle GrappleFontana Lake, Bryson City, N.C.September 6, Imagine speeding down head high swells two miles from the nearest shoreline in a boat that’s over 20 feet long, no wider than your hips, and a mere 20 pounds in weight. Waves crash from every direction, threatening to tip you out of an already unstable boat. Your shoulders burn from exertion, the palms of your hands crack and blister from the friction. With every stroke you take, you can’t help but wonder if paddling through cement might be easier. But never mind that—when you’re in the middle of a surfski race, your only job is to suck it up, and paddle on.Originally conceived by a group of friends off the eastern shores of Australia, surfski crafts in the early 20th century were wide and wooden, propelled by hand blades and, later, paddles not unlike those used by today’s stand-up paddleboarders. There was no cockpit in which to sit. By the early 1930s, the surfski began taking on characteristics of a canoe, with the addition of rocker and gunwales, while still maintaining a surfboard’s speed and maneuverability. Paddlers could even stand up on early surfskis and ride them as if surfing a traditional board. The vessel became popular as a lifesaving craft on beaches, which, in turn, eventually lent itself to “surf lifesaving” evolving as a popular competitive event.Original surfskis were only eight feet long, yet as competitive surf lifesaving grew in popularity, so too did the length of the boats. Paddlers realized that longer and narrower meant faster. Surfskis more than doubled in length while their width was practically cut in half. By the mid-‘80s, waveski surfing was the hottest form of competitive ocean paddling. As high-density foam, and later materials like epoxy and carbon fiber, replaced the heavy cedar planking of early surfski prototypes, the sport took off globally, but only recently has it gained traction in the States.A handful of Southeast paddlers have started to recognize the versatility of the surfski. Meet three surfski racers who got their first exposure to surfskis, ironically, not at any coastal surf hub but right here in the Blue Ridge Mountains.David “DJ” JacobsonWhen he was 18 years old, David Jacobson, or DJ as he is mostly known, didn’t have aspirations of going to college, earning a degree, and getting a bigwig corporate job with a cubicle office. No, DJ wanted a work environment that afforded a good view and required a dress code of board shorts and Chacos. Fortunately for DJ, the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) offered just that.“It was possible then to work for the NOC and live pretty cheap and train two sessions a day,” DJ says, which, for an 18-year-old kid with a whitewater addiction, could there honestly be anything better?DJ then spent the better part of the next decade training as part of the core group of slalom paddlers at the NOC’s Nantahala Racing Club (NRC). He spent summers in Europe, winters in Costa Rica, and even made it to the 1996 Olympics on the United States slalom team. DJ was not your average kayaking bum—by 25 years old, DJ had “retired,” graduated college, and experienced far more international travel than most 20-something-year-olds. Still, paddling was his everything. Without the rigors of competitive slalom training to distract him, DJ was in need of a new challenge.“Paddling boats has been a key part of my life for as long as I can remember,” DJ says. “I grew up canoeing on lakes, paddling whitewater, racing slalom, and now surfski paddling has allowed me to keep firing it up into my 30s.”DJ made the dive into surfskiing when he left the mountains of western North Carolina for the Pacific Northwest. He bought his first surfski from legendary paddler Chris Hipgrave and lugged it, along with some 15 other boats, across the country to his new home in Bellingham, Wash. And though the area touted some classic whitewater runs, DJ folded in with the surfski community instead.“There’s lots of crossover between surfski and whitewater,” DJ says. “I have a lot of whitewater buddies making the transition because, let’s face it—you’re not in your 20s anymore. Younger kids are going bigger, and you guys don’t feel back pain or injuries like we do.”DJ might not be hucking waterfalls or running class Vs these days, but that doesn’t mean he’s not finding challenge out there in his 17-inch wide ski—20-foot waves, 15-mile “downwinders,” surfing speeds surpassing 10 miles per hour, boiling eddy lines, whales breaching, sharks stalking…Between Bellingham Bay, the nearby Columbia River, and the swells off Kauai, DJ says surfskiing has given him plenty of those oh-we’re-not-in-Kansas-anymore moments.And at 36 years old, that’s about all DJ needs. He’s assumed some later-in-life changes, like fathering a now-two-year-old son, and says that even dawn patrol paddles on the neighborhood lake give him just as much joy as ripping downwinders in competition.“For me, it’s continued the passion of wanting to paddle,” he adds, a passion that he hopes will inspire a new wave of surfski paddlers to enter the scene.Austin KiefferAustin Kieffer is the future of surfskiing. At 25 years old, Kieffer is currently the number one surfski racer in the country and if he’s not number one on the podium, he’s usually among the top 10 paddlers at any given race. He’s won classics like the Chattanooga River Rocks Race and the East Coast Surfski Championships, and often frequents surfski meccas like Cape Town, South Africa, and Perth, Australia. He’s befriended and trained with some of the sport’s most elite athletes. Yet perhaps the most impressive part of all of this is that Kieffer’s first time in a surfski was just three years ago.“I was in love with surfski paddling on my first paddle,” says Kieffer, who, as fate would have it, trained slalom with the NRC under the guidance of DJ. “The endurance challenge of keeping up with DJ through rough seas was intoxicating. I knew immediately—I was hooked.”Kieffer competed in the slalom Olympic Team Trials in both 2008 and 2012. When he decided to stop racing slalom in 2012, DJ put him in a surfski and Kieffer never looked back.“I started training for surfski to stay in shape and have some fun. Over the next two and a half years, my interest in surfski went from hobby to obsession,” Kieffer says. That obsession seems to be paying off.Race day adrenaline aside, there’s nothing that quite compares to surfing a wave and riding it across the horizon.“It is exhilarating, physically challenging, technical, and frustratingly difficult to do well,” Kieffer says. “It requires your focus constantly and a lapse in attention can cost you way more than any mistake in the flatwater.”Though Kieffer takes competition and training seriously, it’s not the fame and glory he’s after.“The most important thing for my training, and for my enjoyment, is to chase the wind and waves whenever possible.”Kata DismukesKata Dismukes, who grew up paddling K1 in Hungary, is no stranger to competition. When she showed up at her first race in the States on the Mississippi River with her K1 boat in tow, however, she felt much like a fish out of water. Surprised to see more surfskis than K1s, Dismukes decided in 2013 to borrow a surfski and try it out for herself. She paddled surfski on local lakes and stretches of calm water, surprised to find that this boat performed exceedingly better for longer distances than her K1.“Two months later I purchased [a surfski] and I’ve been unseparated from my boat ever since,” Dismukes says. “When you catch those waves and you get the adrenaline pumping…it’s almost like somebody turned the engine on your boat.”As a mother of two, Dismukes struggles to balance the demands of her family life with her love of paddling, since, she adds, “I have to make sure they don’t get kicked out of school for supporting my dream.” But for Dismukes, surfski racing is more than just a competitive outlet. “Surfski changed my life because it brought back the joy of paddling,” a joy, she says, she hadn’t felt since childhood.Ask the MasterWant to try a surfski? If you’re anywhere in the southern Appalachians, Chris Hipgrave is your man. Wildwater boats, slalom, creek, play, surfski — if has a stern and bow, this guy’s probably paddled it (and mastered it, too). Hipgrave’s at the core of the up-and-coming surfski movement in the Southeast and helps organize a number of races near his hometown of Bryson City. See what he has to say on the burgeoning sport and how you can get involved today!What is surfski racing comparable to?CH: If wildwater is like downhill mountain biking, where you go as fast as you can, surfski is like road racing on a bike. You can work with your friends to drop people, you can have a chat while you’re out there. It’s a completely different style of racing.Why surfski? CH: I love paddlesports because you never fully master them. I started paddling when I was six. To hit the reset button and realize that it didn’t matter how much whitewater experience I had, that I was a newbie at this sport, it’s incredibly motivating.Was it difficult to learn coming from a predominantly whitewater background?CH: I’ve paddled whitewater my whole life, but in the ocean, I’m such a newbie. I think the ocean moves in three-dimensional ways that are really unique and are completely different from whitewater. Paddling a surfski is like racing a log. There was no one I could turn to in the Southeast to learn, so I learned through a lot of YouTube videos, a lot of reading, a lot of bruises and blood, and just getting out there and doing it.Why aren’t there more young people in the sport? CH: I would say it’s a transitional sport. People tend to gravitate toward it once they’re “done” with something and the majority are 25 years old and up. I think a lot of that has to do with the cost of the surfski — it’s close to three grand for a good ski, and that’s a lot of money for an 18-year-old kid out of college whereas a whitewater boat is a thousand bucks. Some companies are recognizing this and coming out with plastic skis that are 1/3 of the cost.What if I’m not near the ocean? CH: Surfskis are really great vessels for training, and the paddling sport industry is recognizing it as an incredibly versatile vessel for flatwater lake paddling and open water surf alike.Where can I get more information? Tybee Island Sea Kayak RaceTybee Island, Ga.September 12, North Shore Cup RaceLake Marion, Summerton, S.C.October 17, 2015surfskiracing.orgcenter_img Get your surfski on at these regional events! Cape 2 CapeCape Charles to Virginia Beach, Va.June 20, Port Royal Paddle BattleSands Beach, Port Royal, S.C.September 26, 2015prpaddlebattle.comlast_img read more

Don’t just hit the bullseye. Obliterate it.

first_img 4SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Wringer Former watermelon farmer Brian Wringer wears several hats for iDiz Incorporated, including Web Projects Manager, Wordsmith, and Big Idea Guy. He builds better credit unions by day and weird old … Web: Details Most of the attention in marketing these days is on Big Data. Big Data is all about who gets a message, when, and how. Credit unions are full of Numbers People, and Numbers People love Big Data.But it’s easy to forget the “what” and the “why”.What, exactly, are you sending out? Why will the recipient open that email or envelope? Why will they pay attention?Every part of your message must be as carefully crafted as the list and the strategy. High quality creative is the difference between tapping your target market with a pea shooter or obliterating it with a ton of bricks.Here’s how to crush your numbers by crafting killer creative.Get in Their HeadsYou’ve got numbers. Now make them real people in your mind. What makes them happy? What makes them sad? What’s their emotional, unique, and authentic connection to your credit union? How does your offer make their lives so much better than they’re going to drop everything and respond right now?Be HumanHuman beings are built so that they mostly understand and value messages from other human beings. Messages from machines and organizations have a very hard time getting attention and being understood. Was your copy filtered through a committee and then buried in weasel words by compliance? Quality copy is one-to-one. It’s personal, readable, understandable, and interesting, like a message from a friend.Stomp Stale StockImages can make powerful emotional connections, but modern humans can smell stale stock photos a mile away. Don’t just plop any old generic stock house photo into your HELOC promotion. Use high-quality images that make emotional, human connections. Better yet, work with a good local photographer to build your own library of unique images with that perfect local flavor.Make the Most of PersonalizationIf you have access to reliable data, use it. (If it’s not reliable, fuhgeddaboudit.) Even if you’re mailing out old-fashioned slices of dead trees, digital printing can make every piece a custom piece. For example, you could use different images in emails for folks in different zip codes, or who are different ages. There’s a whole world beyond “Hello, !”And for digital marketing, customize to match the medium and the audience. Make your social media posts more interesting and useful, and less “salesy”. User fewer words, and more images and video. Tailor your message around the “culture” and fit in.Send them a complete no-brainer, a screaming bargain, a gotta-have-it reward.If you’ve gone to the trouble of picking out the ripest prospects, why send the same lame offer you give to every schmoe who walks in the door? People love to feel special, and if you’re going to the trouble of getting their attention, they ARE special.Get Professional HelpEven if they’re not designers, people respond on a deep emotional level to quality creative. That’s why professional consultants, designers, writers, and web developers are so valuable — their specialized knowledge and wider experience will take your creative quality to the next level.last_img read more

Interstate buyers are hitting the Brisbane market

first_imgHaesley Cush said interstate buyer saw a lot of value in the Brisbane market. AAP image, John Gass.LAST Saturday I spent the day standing in the front yards or on the streets of Brisbane properties ‘singing for my supper’.There was mixture of homes from different regions on my agenda, so the day was sure to offer some great insights into the pre-Spring selling season.What I witnessed was a market showing great value, when compared to our southern neighbours and those inter state buyers are now doing more than just looking over the fence, they are starting to climb over it.The best example of this was at Rockbourne Tce, Paddington. John Flahye, Ray White Spring Hill, was the marketing agent and he had gathered a huge crowd including a phone bidder from Melbourne. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 9:24Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -9:24 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD288p288pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenCoreLogic Brisbane Housing Market Update – August 201809:25 Bidding opened very conservatively around $500,000 from a local young couple, but very quickly rose, through the $600,000s and $700,000s in a mixture of $20,000 and $10,000 bids.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus17 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market17 hours agoBidding stalled briefly at $800,000.It was at this point the agent, holding the phone, looked at me and whispered, “the buyer wants to increase to $900,000’’.Due to the size of the significant increase, we had another colleague confirm the bid and I announced “$900,000, and we are on the market”.To which our local buyers packed up their paddles, folded their arms and went home. Once, twice, sold!It is as obvious as the nose on your face, that Brisbane offers better value than Sydney or Melbourne.Add to that the lifestyle offering and you have an attractive alternative for disgruntled southerners. These buyers can see value where local buyers and agents can’t. They have seen their markets achieve prices that Brisbane locals haven’t.Added to this new competition is their sophistication when it comes to auctions and bidding. They don’t stand idle, they do bid and they have a strategy. The buyer of Rockbourne Tce had a plan to beat the competition, he saw incredible value in the inner city Brisbane market and he is not alone.To avoid disappointment Brisbane buyers need to act now. With many luxury homes in Brisbane currently selling below replacement costs and other pockets of the market showing great signs of value, it stands to reason that we will see more of these “out of area buyers’’ winning at auction and heading to Brisbane.last_img read more

Zimbabwe Sacked Vice-President to Fight Her Expulsion from Ruling Party

first_imgZimbabwe’s sacked vice-president Joice Mujuru on Thursday said she would fight her expulsion from the ruling Zanu-PF party after falling out with President Robert Mugabe. Mrs Mujuru, who was previously tipped as Mugabe’s likely successor, was sacked as vice-president in December and expelled last week by Zanu-PF for allegedly plotting against the president. Many of her allies in government were also fired and expelled from Zanu-PF. She has held cabinet posts in every government since independence in 1980. Mugabe replaced Mrs Mujuru as vice-president with his justice minister Emmerson Mnangagwa, a hardliner in the regime.Mujuru, who was previously tipped as Mugabe’s likely successor, was expelled last week by ZANU-PF for allegedly plotting against the 91-year-old president.“I am one who can never be expelled from the original and genuine ZANU-PF,” Mujuru said in her first public reaction to her dismissal.She said in a statement that the ZANU-PF’s decision to expel her was based on an “unsubstantiated, malicious and hateful campaign”.Mujuru fell out with Mugabe last year and was sacked as vice-president in December.Many of her allies in government were also fired and expelled from ZANU-PF after Mugabe accused her of plotting to oust him.Joice Mujuru is a former guerrilla fighter from the liberation war in the former Rhodesia and the widow of army commander Solomon Mujuru, who died in a mysterious house fire in 2011.last_img read more

IHSAA Summer Rules

first_imgMany high school coaches are beginning to question the value of 12-month per year training for their sport.  More and more kids are opting to just play one high school sport or, in some cases, none at all.  Before this rule, it was not unusual for 25 to 30 boys to come out for freshmen basketball.  That number has now dwindled to 10-12 on an average year.  Several reasons have been sighted for this lack of participation.  Very few student athletes choose to play football and basketball any more.  For schools with less than a thousand enrollment, this cuts the number of kids for each sport.  It has not been as profound in girls sports because they do not play football.  Freshmen will tell you the reason they did not come out for a sport was because they did not want to get up at 5 a.m. to lift weights or in some cases even practice.  The big problem occurs during the summer when all sports want their kids to train.  If you are out for more than one sport, you have the conflict of which one do you attend on any given day.  If the coaches are inflexible, you run the danger of being cut from the program if you are not a star.  This means you make a decision on what sport you will continue in even though you are not sure which you are the best at doing.  Plus, with the new school calendars summer vacations are shorter than in the past.  This means that in June you will be actively participating in many sports camps.  In the case of basketball, they play 25-30 games of basketball during these camps.  Kids simply have no time off.last_img read more

Harold Wendel

first_imgHarold Wendel, of Klemme’s Corner, was born on January 14, 1937 in Klemme’s Corner, the son of George and Blanche Beesley Wendel. He married Doris Hofer on June 5, 1956 in Harrison, Ohio. Together they raised 2 children and farmed in Klemme’s Corner until she passed away. On July 3, 2004 in Yorkville, Harold wed Marjorie Hornbach Miller, and she survives. He was passionate about farming and loved being his own boss. You might have called him a self-taught engineer – there was always something to create, solve, or repair. Harold also liked to read, travel, play cards, and eat out, especially when he could enjoy a good steak. On Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the age of 80, Harold passed away at the Waters of Batesville.Those surviving who will cherish Harold’s memory include his wife, Marjorie Wendel; children, Connie (John) Flaspohler of St. Mary’s, son, Steve (Linda) Wendel of Brookville; grandchildren, Bryan (Rachel) Wendel, Emily (Brandon) Prifogle, and Lauren (Adam) Boesken; 5 great grandchildren; step-children, Marilyn (Greg) Laudick of Yorkville, Barbara Pierson of Yorkville, Janet (Dale) Freese of Batesville, Geraldine (Mike) White, Patrick Miller, Michael (Sherry) Miller, and Mary Beth (Brian) Ballard, all of Yorkville; 18 step-grandchildren; 8 step-great grandchildren, and one sister, Bonnie (Jim) Turner of West Harrison. Besides his parents and first wife, Doris, he was preceded in death by a son, Donald Wendel, and 3 step-children, Carol Hester, Terry Miller and Teresa Miller. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, July 14, 2017 from 4 until 8 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville. Dr. Harold Shackelford will officiate the service on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be directed to Hospice of Margaret Mary-Batesville, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, or a Food Pantry of choice. To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence, please visit The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Harold Wendel.last_img read more

Helen Mosmeier – Sunman

first_imgHelen graduated from Sunman High School in 1940 and subsequently attended Christ Hospital School of Nursing in Cincinnati, Ohio, to become a nurse.  Her greatest disappointment in life was not finishing nursing school, which, in her characteristic self-sacrificing way, she left to care for her dying mother and was unable to return. Earth lost a saint when Helen Mosmeier died at home on January 2, 2018, after a courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born as Helen Louise Reddert on July 26, 1922, at home on the farm where she was raised in Sunman, Indiana, and lived longer than she ever dreamed she would.  She lived in the Sunman area all of her life except for a short detour in 1946 through Beech Grove, Indiana, after marrying her beloved husband, Edward Charles John Mosmeier, who died in 2005.  Her son, William Edward Mosmeier (Bill); her parents, Daniel Lee Reddert and Sophia Zimmer Reddert and their siblings; her brother, Lee Reddert; and her dear friends Anna Marie Peters, Virginia Trautman, and Leola Fink also died before her. Helen was the Proverbs 31 “Virtuous Woman:” a kind, loving, intelligent, amazing, and gracious homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, relative, and friend.  She loved and faithfully served God through his people and at Sunman Community Church, where, at age one, she was a charter member.  She gave her time, talent, and treasure to many people, organizations, and causes in the Sunman area and beyond.  To finance her children’s college education, she went to work providing customer service at McPherson’s in Sunman in 1967 and retired 20 years later, having been a faithful employee and friend to many with whom she worked.  She had the gift of hospitality and loved people, homemaking, gardening, shopping, reading, traveling, dogs, and cookies. Helen is dearly loved and will be sorely missed.  “Well done, good and faithful servant.”  –Matthew 25:23.  “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.”   –Psalm 116:15. Helen is survived by her daughter, Nancy Ann Mosmeier Phillips Roberson, and her husband, Bob Roberson; their daughter, Amy Cary and her husband, Marc Cary, and their children, London and Brooklyn Cary; Bill’s widow, Linda Mosmeier, and their children, Chris Mosmeier and his wife, Kathy Mosmeier, and their children, Baylie and Keifer Mosmeier; Vicky Jones and her husband, Brad Jones, and their children Jacob Cottrill and his wife Michaela Cottrill, Shelby Cottrill, Dalton Jones, and Ethan Jones; and Ami Sowers and her husband, Kevin Sowers, and their children, Andrew and Brianna Sowers; her nephew, Frederick John Reddert and his family; her niece Kathy Reddert; her niece Sharon Reddert and her children; her niece Juanita Reddert; special friends Viola Bruns, Marcia Bruns, Donna and John Kunkel, Lavonne and Tom Moorman, Kindra and Matt Maple and their children, Mary Ann and Bill Walker, the Weiler Family, her Sunman Community Church Family, and numerous other friends and family.center_img Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 13, 2018, at Sunman Community Church, 304 West Vine Street, Sunman, Indiana.  The funeral service will immediately follow the visitation.  At the service, you will have the opportunity to share a testimonial about Helen. Contributions instead of flowers may be given to Sunman Community Church. Thank you to everyone who befriended and looked after Helen after Edward died and enabled Helen to live independently in her home until her death.  Being at home meant everything to Helen. The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to be handling the services for Helen Mosmeier.last_img read more

Euro 2020: Italy maintain perfect record with easy win in Liechtenstein

first_imgRelatedPosts Italy introduces compulsory virus testing for travellers from France Italy votes in referendum on downsizing parliament Italian football stadiums to stay closed, at least until early October Italy maintained their perfect record in Group J and clocked up their ninth international win in a row with a 5-0 thumping of Liechtenstein on Tuesday.Nothing but a perfect record was at stake for the Italians on Tuesday as they had already qualified for Euro 2020.Federico Bernardeschi set Italy on the way in the second minute before Andrea Belotti added a brace.Alessio Romagnoli and Stephan El Shaarawy added further goals in the final 20 minutes as Roberto Mancini’s team made it eight wins out of eight in the group.Elsewhere in the group, Teemu Pukki scored twice as Finland beat Armenia 3-0 to strengthen their grip on second place and move closer to a first-ever appearance at either the Euro or World Cup finals.Fredrik Jensen opened the scoring in the 31st minute.Finland, who have 15 points from eight games, moved five clear of both Armenia and Bosnia & Herzegovina, who lost 2-1 in Greece, with two games each to play.Reuters/NAN.Tags: Euro 2020ItalyLiechtensteinlast_img read more