Decatur County Chamber holding legislative update

first_imgGREENSBURG, Ind. — The Greensburg/Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, along with the Decatur County Farm Bureau, will host a Legislative Update on Saturday, April 15, 2017, at the Decatur County REMC Community Room.Doors to the event open at 7:30 a.m. and the program will begin at 8 a.m. with an expected conclusion at 9:30 a.m.The four state Lawmakers representing Decatur County are expected to attend.They include:State Representative Randall Frye, Greensburg, (R-District 67)State Representative Cindy Ziemke, Oldenburg, (R-District 55)State Senator Chip Perfect, Lawrenceburg, (R-District 43)State Senator Jean Leising, Oldenburg, (R-District).This is a free event and is open to the public.There will be time for questions from the audience.last_img read more

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Five win Kossuth County fair features

first_imgBy Greg GrabianowskiALGONA, Iowa (Aug. 4) – Derek Green, Ryan Ruter, Shannon Anderson, Tyler Thompson and Jake Simpson all earned feature wins at the Kossuth County Fair Race at Kossuth County Speed­way in Algona on Thursday. Feature winners received $1,000 in the Modified, Stock Car, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock classes along with a six-foot tall trophy.Green was the most dominating winner of the evening as he won for the second time this summer at Algona. Craig Berhow and Troy Swearingen were on the front row at the start of the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature with Swearingen taking the lead on the opening circuit.On the next lap, Green used the high side of the oval to fly past Swearingen and immediately built a nice lead. Three laps later, the caution flag came out but once the race restarted the only ques­tion that remained was who would finish second as Green ran away from the 18-car field.Dan Hanselman prevailed in the battle for the runner-up spot with Swearingen third. Berhow was fourth and Chad Palmer finished fifth.Josh Ruby and Ruter drew front row starting positions for the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main as Ruby took the lead on the first lap only to see Ruter take the top spot away four laps later.Ruter held the lead the remainder of the green, white, checkered race to earn the victory.Ethan Dotson finished second with Ruby third. Jeremy Mills was fourth and Shryock ended up in fifth.The IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature began with a complete restart which was the only hiccup in a race that saw Anderson dominate the 17-car field for his sixth local win of the year.Brandon Nielson was second followed by Chanse Hollatz, Cody Nielson and Mike Schadendorf.Thompson started dead last in the 11-car Mach-1 Sport Compact feature that saw two complete restarts to open the feature.  Once the green flag finally dropped, Kaytee Devries took the early advantage out front.Thompson slowly weaved his way through the field and took the lead at the halfway point of the race.  Just a yellow flag one lap later delayed the Sioux City driver’s journey into the winner’s cir­cle.Alec Fett and Matthew Hanson led the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod field to flagstand as Hanson grabbed the early lead. He held the lead for five laps before Simpson wrestled the ad­vantage away from him and went on to earn his fourth feature win of the summer at Kossuth County.Dan Drury placed second while 24th starting Adam Armstrong was third. Nick Meyer was fourth and Ben Schultze ended up in fifth.last_img read more

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Turnaround in final 6 minutes leads SU women’s basketball to WNIT quarterfinals

first_imgIt only took around 37 minutes, but finally, Juanita Ward did what no one else on the Syracuse women’s basketball team could do Friday night.She stopped Virginia Commonwealth’s D’Andra Moss. Moss looked to have an easy layup. Out of nowhere, Ward came flying to meet her, sending Moss’ feeble attempt out of bounds with a fury. Fired up, Ward exchanged a salute with SU point guard Tasha Harris.Ward’s block was part of a six-minute stretch that changed everything for the Orange. After a seesaw battle overall in which SU struggled to stop Moss all game, those six minutes led Syracuse (25-10) to a 74-59 victory over the Rams (22-13) inside Manley Field House in the WNIT’s round of 16. The Orange will travel to Michigan (20-13) to take on the Wolverines Sunday at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals.‘I have to give my kids a lot of credit,’ SU head coach Quentin Hillsman said after the game. ‘It’s been a long week practicing and trying to keep going. I’ve been challenging them and pushing them, and they just keep responding.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd it was that six-minute stretch at the end of the second half that saw SU respond to its latest second-half deficit. After two Moss free throws — two of her 31 points on the night — VCU held a 55-51 lead with 6:47 left in the game. Everything was going according to plan for the Rams. Moss couldn’t be stopped. VCU was forcing Syracuse into turnovers. And after a tight battle to that point, the Rams held what seemed like a comfortable four-point advantage.But then came the stretch in which SU completely morphed its game. Changing its defensive gameplan, the Orange shut down Moss. Exploiting its two biggest advantages in the game, SU got to the line and sunk free throws. Or when it didn’t, someone was at least there to grab the rebound.It all started with clamping down on Moss. Scoring at will, she was unstoppable through the first 33 minutes of the game. Moving frantically from side to side in VCU’s offense, she called for the ball with every pass in the Rams’ offense. And with good reason. She tore up the Orange’s zone defense early on, scoring 18 points in the first half on 8-of-12 shooting. ‘I just thought that we just didn’t do a good job of getting to Moss,’ Hillsman said. ‘She made a lot of shots, and she really just got going on us and we couldn’t seem to get her under control.’After those two free throws at the 6:47 mark, Hillsman decided enough was enough. Shading to Moss’ side, the Orange made sure it wasn’t going to let her dominate the rest of the way. Moss only added another single point thereafter. She finished 0-of-4 from the field in the game’s final six minutes.‘I think we all just came together and said we have to pick up the intensity and play harder defense,’ said senior forward Nicole Michael, who was matched up with Moss most of the night. ‘And once we did that, we executed well and we stopped her pretty much.’With SU focusing on Moss, VCU’s offense took a hit. No one was able to step up to fill the offensive void when Moss couldn’t hit shots. And it led to an offensive turnaround for the Orange as well, as part of a 19-point swing in the game’s final six minutes. First, SU turned around its free-throw shooting. At the eight-minute mark, the Orange entered the bonus. Syracuse shot 13-for-18 (72 percent) after obtaining the bonus, sinking key shots from the charity stripe in the game’s closing minutes. The VCU bench’s chants of ‘Rebound! Box out!’ were rendered useless.‘It was a nice change,’ freshman center Kayla Alexander said. ‘Usually our free-throw percentage is not great. So I thought we did a decent job today. It helped.’On those five misses from the line, someone was usually there to grab the leftovers. The Orange used its size and strength to muscle around the Rams in the paint, finishing with a 24-12 offensive rebound advantage. Hillsman knew it was key in that deciding stretch.‘Rebounding the basketball was huge for us,’ Hillsman said. ‘For us to be plus-21 on the boards was remarkable. To double them up on offensive rebounds, I thought that was the key to the game.’With that, the Orange completed one of its most dominant runs of the season — a 23-4 run that turned a close game into a blowout win. But facing perhaps the last six minutes of her collegiate career, Michael wasn’t flustered the least bit. It was almost as if she knew the season-saving stretch was coming.‘I didn’t panic at all,’ Michael said. ‘Because I know my teammates. We kept our heads up, and we just got it done. I didn’t panic at all.’bplogiur@syr.edu Comments Published on March 25, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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GAA CLUB HOPING FOR FULL HOUSE WITH FIRST EVER DRIVE-IN BINGO!

first_imgDrive-in bingo is coming to Donegal!A Donegal GAA club has been granted the first license for drive-in bingo in the county.Naomh Muire GAA club in The Rosses now hopes its car park will be bumper-to-bumper on Sunday, October 11th next.And with a guaranteed jackpot of more than €2,000 on the day, bingo players from across the county look set to descend on the West Donegal club for the day out. The novel idea is beginning to take hold in different part so the country.But Naomh Muire officials say it’s the first time a club in Donegal have tried it.Club spokesman Charlie The Yank Boyle told Donegal Daily they are hoping the drive-in bingo will take off.“It’s something a little different and it’ll be good craic. We’re still getting to grips with the planning details and how it will work but we’re hoping of a good turn-out. “People love a good game of bingo, including myself, and now they won’t even have to leave the comfort of their own car.“I hope people are luckier than me. I’ve only ever had a line once and even then, it was a wrong call because I had a wrong number.“But even apart from the fun, we’ll have some great cash prize on offer,” he said.GAA CLUB HOPING FOR FULL HOUSE WITH FIRST EVER DRIVE-IN BINGO! was last modified: September 26th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegaldrive-in bingoNAOMH MUIRElast_img read more

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