‘Andy Koors Legacy Fund’ winners announced

first_imgCamille FarwickBatesville, In. — The Batesville Community Education Foundation is pleased to announce that the first recipients in a new foundation sponsorship program which assists Batesville High School students who want to study abroad during high school have been selected, announced BCEF executive director Anne Wilson. Camille Farwick and Katherine Poltrack were chosen to each receive $2500 toward their program fees for the Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Language. The IU program sends qualified high school students abroad for the summer to further their study of foreign language and to be immersed in another culture.“From among the five BHS students who qualified through IU and applied for our new sponsorship program, our selection committee chose these two students to support financially,” Wilson explained. “Farwick will be studying German in Graz, Austria, while Poltrack will be in Chile to hone her Spanish skills in Viña Del Mar. This sponsorship from BCEF pays for more than one-half of their program fees.”Katherine PoltrackThe Andy Koors Legacy Fund was created by the Batesville Community Education Foundation after the nonprofit received the proceeds of a life insurance policy held by the former BHS German teacher who passed away unexpectedly in February 2017. The BCEF board of directors manages this fund to promote initiatives that it believes reflect the values displayed by Koors during his life, such as his generosity to students. This new sponsorship program is one of those initiatives.last_img read more

Grote, Bob

first_imgRobert “Bob” Grote passed away peacefully Thursday, April 30, 2020 at the age of 71. Formerly of Cincinnati, Bob and his wife, Kathy, moved to Hidden Valley to provide a quieter life for their two daughters, Lisa & Sheri. Upon first meeting Kathy at work, Bob had to beat out several other guys for a chance to ask her out. 49 ½ years later, Kathy was still the love of his life. Prior to getting married, Bob joined the United States Army and fought in the Vietnam War from November 1969 – June 1970. Bob was a patriot and loved his country, but his first love was his family. He was a laid back, calm & quiet man until his favorite day, April Fool’s Day, rolled around. He loved to laugh and tell jokes and was quite the prankster with his family and friends. One of Bob’s favorite hobbies was fishing and was something that he loved to do with his dad and his best friend. Although he enjoyed fishing at Hidden Valley Lake, Bob loved to travel Lake Michigan, the Maumee River and Lake Erie for salmon, walleye, trout and bass. He could always count on his mom to fix any fish they brought home. Bob also took martial arts and earned several belts in Taekwondo. He  was a member of the NRA, the Disabled American Veterans, Reiki Masters and led Junior Achievement classes. After retiring, Bob found his greatest work was to be done with Hospice of Cincinnati. It was here that he felt he could truly help people, including so many veterans in the hospitals. Bob was also a very spiritual man and was proud to become a Reiki Master which became a big part of his life. Again, Bob focused his life on helping others. Through Reiki, he was able to channel positive energy and peace not only to those near him, but people all over the world.Bob will be greatly missed by his wife Kathy, his daughters Lisa (Brian) White of Yorkville and Sheri Grote of Bright, his five grandchildren Katelyn, Emily, Andrew, Cole & Caylee, his mother Anna Grote and his sister Mary Ann Klein. He is preceded in death by his father, Robert Grote and brother, John A. Grote.Visitation will be held on Monday, May 4 at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home from 10:00am – 11:30am with a funeral service at 11:30. A graveside service with military honors will immediately follow at St. Martin’s Campus of All Saints Parish. Memorials can be made to Margaret Mary Hospice at 108 N Elm St, Batesville, IN 47006 . Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home is honored to care for Bob and his family. Please visit www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com to offer online condolences.To keep everyone safe & healthy, and in order to comply with COVID-19 guidelines, a maximum of ten people will be allowed in the funeral home at one time. Funeral home staff will be assisting with this so that everyone has a chance to pay their respects in a safe and reverent manner. We ask those that wish to attend the graveside service to please maintain a 6 feet distance or by remaining in their car.•last_img read more

Neymar Staying at PSG, No Return to Barcelona

first_imgParis Saint-Germain star Neymar has confirmed that he will be staying at the club next season.The Brazilian forward was left in tears after the Ligue 1 champions were defeated by Bayern Munichin the Champions League final in Lisbon earlier this month.The 28-year-old £198million man was also heavily linked with a move back to former club Barcelonabefore coronaviruspandemic. But Neymar has now put any suggestion that he could leave PSG after their European heartbreak to bed and also told the club’s official magazine he would like to go one better in this season’s Champions League and become a legend in the French capital.“I’m staying at PSG next season! And with the ambition to return to the Champions League final, this time to win it,” he said.“I like the idea of doing everything to leave my name in the history books of my club.”Reports in France have also suggested the Brazilian is attempting to help bring former team-mate Lionel Messi to the clubas the wantaway star seeks an exit from Barcelona.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Dino Babers gives injury updates, says Mahoney will likely start if Dungey can’t on ACC teleconference

first_img Published on November 16, 2016 at 12:20 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Syracuse (4-6, 2-4 Atlantic Coast) plays its last home game of the season at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday when it takes on No. 17 Florida State (7-3, 4-3). The Orange is coming off a 35-20 loss to North Carolina State, while the Seminoles crushed Boston College, 45-7, last Friday.Here are three things SU head coach Dino Babers said on the ACC coaches teleconference on Wednesday.Injury updatesThe Orange missed two key starters on offense last week when both quarterback Eric Dungey and wide receiver Steve Ishmael sat the game out. Additionally, center Colin Byrne — who has been the starter since Week 3 after senior Jason Emerich hurt his shoulder in the second game of the season — had to leave last week’s game with an injury.Dungey was knocked out of the Clemson game in the first quarter and never returned. He was listed as questionable last week, and then after the N.C. State game Babers called him doubtful to play this week. He is getting a second opinion on the injury but that hasn’t happened yet, per Babers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIshmael was a surprise scratch last Saturday, and Babers said that it was a nagging injury that slowed him down as the week went along. Quarterback Zack Mahoney said that Ishmael was a full-go in practice yesterday, but Babers refuted that today saying that he started yesterday’s practice but didn’t finish it.Babers declined to expand on what Byrne was dealing with. Byrne took a shot to the head was lying on the ground for several minutes before he was be helped off the field.“Well,” Babers said, sighing, “I think we’ve gotta leave that stuff all up to the ACC thing. We’re not supposed to be talking about injuries.”“You saw the tape, you saw the game. I’m just gonna leave it there and you can see the (injury) report on Thursday.”Mahoney will probably start if Dungey is outLeading up to last week’s game, the quarterback situation for SU was murky. It was unclear if Dungey was going to play, and which of the two backups — Mahoney and Austin Wilson — would start in his place was also a mystery. Mahoney was second on the depth chart all year, but it was Wilson who came on in Clemson when Dungey left.Mahoney started last week, but both were listed as backup options on this week’s depth chart. Babers said that based on last week’s performance, Mahoney would probably get another shot.“Well I think right now, based off of how well Zack played, Zack should be the guy that goes up first,” Babers said. “But we haven’t decided yet, have to still see how everything fits in the game plan.”In his first start of the season, Mahoney went 14-for-25 for 190 yards, one touchdown and one interception.Dalvin Cook is better than Babers thoughtFSU’s junior running back currently ranks second in the ACC and ninth in the country in rushing yards per game, with 124.2. In the conference, he trails only Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson, the Heisman favorite who torched SU’s defense in Week 2.After seeing Cook on tape though, Babers saw that the star running back is even faster, and better, than he first realized.“I thought he was really, really good, but I didn’t know how fast he was until I saw the Clemson game, and I saw him run away from the Clemson secondary people,” Babers said.“We couldn’t run away from the Clemson secondary people. He’s probably one of the fastest, or the fastest, back we have in the conference.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more