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Frances E. Barnard

first_imgMemorial doantions can be directed to St. Michael School or to Holy Guardian Angel Cemetery. 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 Frances Barnard. Those surviving who will cherish Frances’ memory include her children, Anthony (Lynn) Barnard of Brookville, and daughter Cindy McElfresh of Connersville; 5 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 2 great, great-grandchildren; siblings, Fred Rosenberger of Brookville, Mary Hoffman of Brookville, Marge Senefeld of Florida, and John Rosenberger of Brookville.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William, and an infant daughter, Sharon. Frances E. Barnard, of Blooming Grove, was born on August 26, 1927 in Cedar Grove, the daughter of Albert and Emma Reuss Rosenberger.  She married William H. Barnard and together they raised 2 children, Anthony and Cindy.  Frances worked at Union County High School for many year in the cafeteria.  She was a member of St. Michael Church, and former member of St. Bridgett’s Catholic Church in Liberty, where she had served as a Eucharistic minister and supported many church activities.  In her spare time, Frances loved gardening-especially flowers, and sewing.  On Wednesday, August 23, just 3 days short of her 90th birthday, she passed away at her residence.center_img Friends may visit with the family on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Rosary will be recited at 10:15 and Father Sean Danda will officiate the service at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will follow at a later date in Holy Guardian Angel Cemetery, Cedar Grove.last_img read more

Local farms earn ‘legacy’ honors

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch and Indiana State Department of Agriculture Director Bruce Kettler presented 55 families with a Hoosier Homestead Award, recognizing their commitment to Indiana agriculture.To be named a Hoosier Homestead, farms must be owned by the same family for more than 100 consecutive years, and consist of 20 acres or more, or produce more than $1,000 in agricultural products per year.“Agriculture is very much a family affair, with roughly 97 percent of farms family-owned and operated nationwide,” Crouch said. “For generations, these families have been foundational to the social and economic advancement of Indiana, and recognizing their legacy today was a tremendous honor.” DecaturFry1916Centennial ClarkRichard M. Myers, Sr. & Larry N. Myers1848Sesquicentennial DecaturS & G Seeds, LLC.1918Centennial FayetteSykes1845Centennial & Sesquicentennial RushHodson1913Centennial RipleyRaab1866Sesquicentennialcenter_img Farm CountyAward NameHomesteadDateType of Award RipleyMerkel1864Centennial & Sesquicentennial RipleyJager1866Centennial & Sesquicentennial ClarkMartin1907Centennial ClarkMcKinley/Roberts/Hoke1877Centenniallast_img read more

McIlroy calls off engagement

first_img The two-time major winner and former world number one confirmed the relationship had ended after he realised he was not ready for marriage. “There is no right way to end a relationship that has been so important to two people,” McIlroy said. Rory McIlroy has broken off his engagement to Danish tennis player Caroline Wozniacki just days after sending out wedding invitations. Press Associationcenter_img In a brief statement issued through his Dublin-based communications consultants, the golfer said he was making the announcement publicly after talking to former world number one Wozniacki. “The problem is mine,” he said. “The wedding invitations issued at the weekend made me realise that I wasn’t ready for all that marriage entails. “I wish Caroline all the happiness she deserves and thank her for the great times we’ve had. I will not be saying anything more about our relationship in any setting.” last_img read more

Ireland third after washout

first_img Press Association Rain washed out play in Dublin leaving Ireland to finish third and Hong Kong fourth in the third-place play-off. The final between Holland and Scotland is scheduled to be held at the same venue later in the afternoon. Ireland claimed third place in the ICC World Twenty20 qualifiying play-off against Hong Kong despite no action taking place at Malahide on Sunday.last_img

Arsene Wenger defends Arsenal medical staff after latest injuries

first_img Press Association “When a player is injured, they are injured, this has always happened. “We have not too many muscular injuries but it is post-international games we get all these injuries and is it linked with that? I don’t know. What I’m focused on tomorrow is to continue our run (in the Premier League).” Verheijen worked as an assistant coach for the Holland national team at the World Cup as well as with South Korea and Russia under Guus Hiddink, and joined the Wales national team set-up in February 2011 as assistant to Gary Speed. In Twitter comments, Verheijen hit out at the “pattern” of Arsenal injuries to players like Ramsey, as well as Robin van Persie and Cesc Fabregas in the past, before pointing to a 10-year UEFA study which reported “football coaches are responsible for most injuries”. Verheijen, who has a new book called ‘How Simple Can It Be?’, also used media interviews to denounce Wenger’s “old school” training methods, for which he was once heralded as a “revolutionary coach”. Despite the continued criticism, Wenger insists Arsenal have enough cover. “It is always disappointing to lose players, but we are equipped, first of all, with the quality of our squad and we are equipped mentally as well ourselves to deal with anything,” said Wenger, who expects Oxlade-Chamberlain to be out for “20 days”, with Walcott “a fraction longer”. “Before the game against Everton, (Per) Mertesacker was sick and Gabriel came in so we have shown we can deal with that.” Wenger added: “It is a challenge for me and for the players who come in to show their quality. “At the end you can find yourself with a bigger squad which is what happened last season with (Francis) Coquelin and (Hector) Bellerin.” Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell is expected to come into the side on the right wing. Wenger said: “I have been very impressed with him. His attitude is outstanding. His daily dedication in training and his desire to improve is absolutely outstanding. “He can be a big help for us, and he can play centre-forward – don’t forget that. “In the coming two to three months he can be a very important player for us.” Wenger is expecting a much-improved display from at Hillsborough, where he had made the expected sweeping changes from Arsenal’s regular Premier League line-up. “We came out of a strong performance against Everton and we know that is what is needed against Swansea,” he said. “Last year against Swansea they are the only team who have beaten us twice, so we have a good challenge.” The full extent of both problems is yet to be determined, but Wenger confirmed neither man would feature until after the international break. Arsenal, who are second in the Barclays Premier League, play at Swansea on Saturday before travelling to Bayern Munich in the Champions League and then hosting north London rivals Tottenham. The Gunners are now missing two more key men for a crucial run of matches, with midfielder Aaron Ramsey and captain Mikel Arteta also sidelined as are England duo Jack Wilshere and Danny Welbeck. Wenger, however, defended the club’s training methods following criticism from Dutch fitness coach Raymond Verheijen, who also worked with Wales. “This guy looks like he knows absolutely everything. I am amazed that he knows more than all our physios and all our doctors,” said Wenger. “I trust my medical staff to do well and my coaching staff to do the fitness planning very well. “I can only invite you one day to see what work is done behind (the scenes). We have some players who are more injury-prone than others, but we are very well organised on that front. “We have to analyse every single case and every single exercise, but also I think you have to not over-analyse when players are injured. Manager Arsene Wenger has defended Arsenal’s medical staff after England duo Theo Walcott and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain joined the club’s growing injury list. The Gunners were left counting the cost of Tuesday night’s 3-0 Capital One Cup fourth-round loss at Sheffield Wednesday. Oxlade-Chamberlain was forced off after just five minutes because of a hamstring complaint before Walcott, who came on in his place, also had to be substituted on 19 minutes with a calf injury. last_img read more

Wet outfield means another day lost in Durban

first_img(REUTERS) -`A wet outfield again prevented play on the fourth day of the first Test between South Africa and New Zealand in what is becoming an increasing embarrassment for the hosts.Heavy rain on Saturday night left the outfield at Kingsmead patchy, muddy and dangerous for the players and no improvement in the situation, despite two clear days, meant no play for a second successive day.Despite a gusty wind overnight, wet patches remained and any possibility of play ended after a 14:00hrs inspection, raising questions about a decision to relay the outfield. It is also the first winter Test in Durban.“It is most unfortunate and certainly beyond our control that the heavy unseasonal rains in Durban had impacted our plans,” Cricket South Africa chief executive Haroon Lorgat said.“We are sympathetic to the efforts of all the ground staff who have tried their level best to ensure match-readiness despite the adverse weather conditions leading into this Test match.”New Zealand were struggling at 15 for two in reply to South Africa’s first innings of 263 before the rain came just before lunch on Saturday – consigning the teams to their change rooms for the last two and a half days.A soggy draw seems inevitable with only one day left to play.Work was done to improve the outfield in Durban – removing sand and grass and relaying it – after both teams complained that it was too hard when they played there last year in a one-day international.The work was completed on July 1 but flooding and a lack of sunshine had not helped the grass to properly cover, leaving it soft underfoot and patchy. The latest rains have exacerbated the situation.The timing of the work is now under question as a similar process in Pretoria where the second Test is to be played next week was completed in April.last_img

Iowa next challenge for Badgers

first_imgUW forward Jon Leuer has played well in a starting role for Wisconsin, which has won two consecutive games.[/media-credit]Riding a two-game winning streak, the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team will return to action tonight against the Iowa Hawkeyes.The Badgers’ last two wins have come following a 6-game losing streak, which aincluded a 73-69 overtime loss in Iowa City Jan. 21. During their previous match against the Hawkeyes, both teams had a similar shooting percentage throughout regulation play. But during the overtime period Iowa heated up, shooting 2-2 from 3-point range and 5-6 from the free-throw line.“We knew they were a pretty good team before, and a team where if you allow them to get going with some perimeter shooting, they can be very dangerous,” Wisconsin assistant coach Greg Gard said. “And they were. They have beaten some other teams as well by knocking down some shots.”Going into tonight’s game, the Badgers will have to be on the lookout for Iowa forward David Palmer, who scored 21 against the Badgers in their last meeting and freshman guard Matt Gatens, who scored 14.“They haven’t really relied on one person, so to speak, either,” Gard said. “Obviously [Matt] Gatens is one of the best freshmen in the league. I think they are pretty balanced and have gotten it from a lot of different people and have had different roles filled.”During their current winning streak, the Badgers have been successful in closing out games, something they failed to do in their previous six losses. The last time they played Iowa, the Badgers had to hit a last-second three by Jordan Taylor to send the game into overtime.“Just looking at film, we really transitioned over within the last few possessions because those were what really cost us in those [six] losses,” Wisconsin senior forward Marcus Landry said. “Just learning from those things has made us sharper, and guys learned from it.”During their last two games, Wisconsin has also not had to rely on just one or two people to carry the load. Against Illinois last week, the Badgers had 15 or more points from three different players and against Penn State they had three with 10 or more points.One of the Badgers who has had a few good games down the stretch is forward Jon Leuer. Against the Fighting Illini, he had 15 points and the sophomore went for 12 points against Penn State Sunday afternoon. In both of those games, Leuer has been starting for injured forward Keaton Nankivil, who hurt his leg during practice last week.“[Starting] doesn’t make any difference to me,” Leuer said. “Once you get out there, basketball is basketball. You have to make good decisions and work hard and do anything you can to help the team win.”Even though he temporarily has the starting role, it does not make a difference to the coaching staff that starts the came or who comes off the bench. The importance to them is what they do on the court.“Jon did a nice job of taking advantage of it and made the most of his opportunities,” Gard said. “When Keaton gets his opportunities again, he has to make sure he does that as well. It is never one against the other — it’s always to both of them individually, what they can do to help the team collectively.”Besides the Badgers looking for their third-straight win, Landry will have to opportunity to become the 33rd player in program history to score 1,000 points. So far this year, Landry has been averaging almost 13 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. Against Penn State, Landry finished with a team-high 13 points and also had seven rebounds.“It’s really exciting to know I’m there, scoring 1,000 points,” Landry said. “I was here when [Alando Tucker] scored his 2000th point. I know it meant a lot to his family, and it meant a lot to him. But, it is something you can enjoy afterward. You can’t let things like this take you off your focus.”last_img read more

Students, experts develop water filtration systems

first_imgStudents have partnered with a pair of professors who recently launched a new project to confront the global water crisis, which has left nearly 800 million people without access to safe drinking water.Professor Massoud Pirbazari, a water purification expert, joined professor Thieo Hogen-Esch, as well as Hogen-Esch’s team at the USC Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute, to help improve the water supply for people around the world deprived of access to clean water. According to, more than 3 million people die each year of water-related diseases, with nearly all of these deaths occurring in the developing world.Viv Pitter, a senior majoring in environmental engineering who worked on this initiative, said impure water has the potential to affect entire communities.“Just because you contract one disease doesn’t mean you won’t contract another. And because they are in the water, diseases can affect entire communities,” Pitter said.The current method of water purification involves running water over a thin membrane that removes impurities in the water. However, these membranes can clog frequently, requiring high-energy input and are often rendered unusable.“In order to make [the membranes] cost-effective and usable, you have to somehow scientifically modify the membrane to make them less prone to clogging and fouling,” Pirbazari said. “Even just 20 percent less energy would be very attractive to the water industries.”Pirbazari also stressed the importance of water purification other than filtration. He particularly noted desalination, the process of removing salt from the water supply.“It doesn’t have to be seawater desalination, it could be desalination for water reuse to turn it into drinking water,” Pirbazari said. “It is also for agricultural purposes. It is useful for practically everything. You can take wastewater and further treat it for irrigation.”Kirsten Rice, a senior majoring in environmental and mechanical engineering, expressed optimism at increasing the availability of water filtering technology. While working with Pirbazari, Rice was able to design a water filter constructed out of sand and gravel. In tests, the filter was able to remove nearly all of a harmful bacteria and three-quarters of the element arsenic contained in the water.With the water crisis being most serious in developing countries, Rice described the importance of creating simple mechanisms, such as her sand and gravel filter, particularly as the global population grows and water resources are further strained.“Taking something as simple as sand and gravel [is important] because it can be applied all over the world without an economic cost,” Rice said.Yet Rice also noted that simply being able to purify water is not enough to confront the water crisis.“There’s still a limited amount of water — it has to be imported,” Rice said. “There’s greater demand. We need to work on conserving water.”Pirbazari has been heavily involved in engaging undergraduate students in research. Both Pitter and Rice described their work with him on water purification as very rewarding. Rice said that Pirbazari encouraged undergraduate students to take a leading role in carrying out research.“Dr. Pirbazari wanted his undergrads to become involved in their own research. We designed our own experiments, recorded our own data and analyzed our results,” Rice said. “We worked together as a team with Dr. Pirbazari.”According to Pirbazari, it is important for youth to recognize the significance of this water crisis.“Young people really have to know this and further their understanding of this very important issue,” Pirbazari said.last_img read more

Tipp open Munster campaign with comfortable win

first_imgSeamus Callanan and John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer led the way in that regard – they notched 0-8 and 0-7 respectively.Noel McGrath with 0-2, Pádraic Maher, Brendan Maher, John McGrath, Jason Forde and Kieran Bergin, who all got 0-1 each, were the other scorers for Michael Ryan’s side.The difficult conditions helped ensure the match was never a great spectacle but Tipp showed flashes of what they may be capable of.Despite that the majority of the 29,114 crowd went home happy with the outcome. Michael Ryan’s side beat a dissapointing Cork side 0-22 to 0-13 to set up a meeting with Limerick on June 19th.The Premier County were never in danger of losing their grip on the provincial and could even afford to go 17 minutes in the second half without scoring.However, Tipp did manage to get the required number of scores to send them through.last_img read more