Fifty-four new Indiana State Troopers graduate

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Thursday night the 78th Indiana State Police Recruit Academy completed their graduation ceremony in the Indiana State Capitol Rotunda. Opening remarks were made by Indiana State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter, followed by a commencement address from Mr. John Stehr, a local Indianapolis television news anchor.After the commencement address the oath of office for the 54 new state police officers was delivered by The Honorable Justice Mark Massa, of the Indiana Supreme Court.  Each new trooper was then presented their badge and official identification by Superintendent Carter and his staff.The graduation marked the culmination of 22 weeks of intense training that exceeded 1,018 hours. Some subject areas of training included criminal and traffic law, crash investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms, and a host of other subjects related to modern policing.Each graduating trooper will be assigned to one of 14 State Police Posts across Indiana. Once at their assigned district, the new troopers will spend the next three months working side by side with a series of experienced Field Training Officers (FTO). The purpose of the field training is to put to practical application the training received over the duration of the formal academy training. Upon successful completion of field training, the new troopers will be assigned a state police patrol vehicle and will begin solo patrol in their assigned district.last_img read more

David Disbro, East Central Boys Basketball

first_imgA South Dearborn High School graduate, David Disbro (East Central Boys Basketball Coach) was a well-rounded athlete himself.  In high school he played tennis, basketball, and baseball.  At Marian University he played baseball all 4 years.Coach Disbro has 28 years of teaching experience at Sunman-Dearborn Middle School.  He teaches the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades physical education.  He has been coaching in some capacity all 28 years with the last 20 years being as the varsity coach of the East Central Trojans.  Other basketball coaching duties were with the 7th grade, 9th grade, and as JV coach for 6 years before moving into the varsity position.  Along the way he was also a 9th grade baseball coach.The coach has two children, Luke who is 18 and Alex who is 16.  He recently married Ashley who has Natalie, age 8, and Ben, age 6.When basketball is out of season, David is able to stay involved by umpiring baseball games.   What a great way to stay in touch with young people, and there is always a need for good umpires and referees.last_img read more

Leising meets with Oldenburg Renewable Energy Commission

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Republican state senator Jean Leising recently met with Mike Cambron and Sister Claire Whalen from the Oldenburg Renewable Energy Commission. The trio talked about energy issues facing Indiana.last_img

Ruth Elaine Wagner July 9, 1929 – July 3, 2019

first_imgRuth Elaine Wagner, age 89 of Bright, Indiana passed away Wednesday, July 3, 2019 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. Born July 9, 1929 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Charles and Helen (Nees) Tompkins.Ruth graduated from Western Hills High School in 1947. Married Bert Wagner June 26, 1954 at First Presbyterian Church of Delhi. Worked for Sears & Roebucks for many years and was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church Bright, Indiana, Homemakers of Bright and taught Sunday school for many years.Ruth is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years Bert Wagner, mother of Tom (Sue) Wagner, Andrew Wagner and Barbara (Todd) Garcia. Grandmother of Ashley (Eric) Baker, Nicholas (Molly) Garcia, Elaina (Ryan Soto) Garcia, Lauren Wagner and Victoria Garcia. Great grandmother of Olivia Baker, Joseph Garcia and Clarie Baker.Preceded in death by her parents Charles and Helen Tompkins and siblings Carol Hyser, Jennie Martin and Charles “Bud” Tompkins.Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 9, 2019 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. all at Providence Presbyterian Church 23983 Salt Fork Road Bright, Indiana 47025 with Rev. Dan Johnson officiating. Burial will follow at Gibson Cemetery Bright, Indiana.Memorials may be directed to American Heart Association c/o Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030.last_img read more

Clean up leaves in storm drains and gutters

first_imgStatewide—It’s that time of year when the temperature drops and the leaves start to fall. Sometimes, those leaves end up on top of storm drains, and when we get rainfall like this past Saturday, it can lead to flooding.Officials say the dangers of leaving storm drains clogged is it can lead to water on the roadways, which could cause drivers to hydroplane. Puddles on the roadways can be difficult to see at night, and it’s really important for drivers to slow down and take the time to look for those hazards.Almost all cities have a department that’s responsible for clearing out storm drains, but they can’t get to them all. This is why officials ask people to clear their neighborhood drains of debris, littler, and leaves.last_img read more

Rufus Emanuel Begley

first_imgRufus Emanuel Begley of Batesville, formerly of Manchester, IN passed away Sunday, January 5, 2020 at University of Cincinnati Hospital.  He was 76 years old.  The son of Willie and Emma (nee: Bowling) Begley was born on December 8, 1943 in Avawam, KY.Rufus married Sharon Shell on March 31, 1965 in Aurora, Indiana.  The U.S. Army First Sergeant (Ret.) was a combat veteran and served proudly from 1963- 1984, completing two tours in Vietnam.  He belonged to the Milan VFW Post #6234.Rufus was a Jeopardy enthusiast and quite the crossword puzzle specialist. You could say the avid reader was a lifelong learner. His children referred to him as the baker of the family.  He made some of the best homemade fudge, from a recipe that was passed down through generations in his family.  Above all else, Rufus loved spending time and being with his family especially his grandchildren.He will be dearly missed by his wife, Sharon; daughter, Rhonda (Donald) Larison of Cleves, OH and son, Lt. Col Joe Begley of Mountain View, CA; 8 grandchildren, Bryan, James, Andrew, Krystine, Katlyn, Zachary, Madeleine and Hannah; and four great grandchildren, Amity, Xavier, Desmond and Daisy.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his nine brothers and sisters.Visitation will be Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 1-3pm followed by 3:00pm funeral service all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.  Chaplin, COL (Ret.) Randy Fannin, officiating.  With military honors immediately after by the Ripley County VFW Post 3183 and Prell-Brand American Legion Post 271.Memorials may be given to Cancer Research c/o the funeral home. Online condolences read more

Two weeks remain to register for nationwide Girls Go CyberStart Competition

first_imgStatewide—Time is ticking away for Hoosier high school girls to sign up to compete against their peers in the 2020 Girls Go CyberStart competition, a skills-based competition designed to encourage girls to pursue cyber-based learning and career opportunities. Registration is open through Feb. 14.Indiana is one of 38 states to participate in the competition hosted by the SANS Institute. In 2019, four teams from Indiana scored among the top 50 high schools nationally, with Noblesville High School just surpassing Walker Career Center in the national rankings.Girls Go CyberStart centers on a fun and thought-provoking game to inspire young women to test their aptitude in cyber skills. Female students in grades 9-12 can participate for free, either as individuals or as part of a school-based team. As part of the CyberStart challenge, participants will take on the roles of agents in the Cyber Protection Agency, where they will develop forensic and analytical skills and deploy them to sleuth through challenges and tackle various online cybercriminal gangs.The country faces a shortage in computer science and cyber trained workers, although experts predict these to be some of the highest paying, in-demand jobs for years to come. Since 2010, cyber jobs have increased by more than 75 percent, outpacing the talent pool and resulting in more than 500,000 unfilled cyber positions nationwide. In Indiana, an estimated 4,500 jobs are unfilled, according to the Cyberseek jobs tool.The Indiana Department of Homeland Security created a quick reference web page with resources including advisor guides and information, downloadable posters and images and more information about the Girls Go CyberStart competition on our website.  Students can register for the competition at the CyberStart website.last_img read more

Juanita Lou Ward Beall, 93

first_imgJuanita Lou Ward Beall, 93, of Clarksburg passed away on May 31, 2020.  She was born on April 5, 1927 in Decatur County, the daughter of Eli and Alice Miers Ward.  Juanita was a 1945 graduate of Withrow High School. She went on to study Education at Cincinnati Bible College, Harding College, University of Cincinnati, and Ball State and finished with her Master’s Degree in Education. Juanita was a school Teacher in New Jersey, Milroy, Sandusky, and Jackson; she retired in 1973. On December 27, 1956 she married Allan L. Beall and together they had two children Barbara and John. She was a member of the Clarksburg Christian Church.Survivors include her children, Barbara (Michael Matracia) Riordan of Indianapolis, IN and John (Lezlee) Beall of Blacksburg, VA and three grandchildren, Michael Riordan, Dana Riordan and Evan Beall. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.Visitation for family and friends will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm observing CDC precautions at the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home. A Facebook Live Funeral Service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Jerran Jackson officiating. You can view by liking the Gilliland-Howe Funeral Home page on Facebook. Burial will follow at the Springhill Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Clarksburg Christian Church. Online condolences may be made to the family at read more

Messi set to leave Barcelona

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Barca president Bartomeu says he won’t go to war anymore with Messi Neymar bags two-match ban Lionel Messi has told Neymar he will leave Barcelona at the end of next season, according to sensational reports.The magical one-club Argentine pleaded with Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar to return to the club this summer.According to France Football, the forward begged Neymar to come back and help the Catalans win the Champions League after falling to Liverpool in last season’s semi-finals.“Only together can we win the Champions League. I want you to come back,” Messi reportedly said in a phone call to the Brazilian.“In two years, I’m leaving, and you’ll be alone, you’ll take my place.”By the end of the 2020/21 campaign Messi will by 34 years old and probably not ready for retirement.That means a host of top clubs could be vying for his signature – including his former youth team Newell’s Old Boys.Meanwhile, several Barcelona players, including Gerard Pique, have openly revealed they tried to convince Neymar to return to the Nou Camp this summer.The players were reportedly that desperate they offered to take a payout to help broker a deal which could have surpassed the £200million PSG paid for the attacker.“We didn’t stump up money,” Pique told El Larguero in October.“What we said to the president was whether we could change our contracts because we knew there was a Financial Fair Play issue.“We said to the president, rather than earn something in year one, we could earn it in year two or three or four.“Rather than reducing our salary it was about finding a formula so that if the club wanted to sign Neymar they could.“At the time they thought it was a good idea, but then other problems cropped up.”Neymar remained with PSG and has scored four goals in his six appearances this season.Tags: BarcelonaLionel MessiNeymarPSGlast_img read more