Warrior nominations sought for honorary starters of last-chance Modified features

first_imgNominations should be directed to Marketing Director Kevin Yoder at the IMCA home office or kyoder@imca.com. Current or former service members are eligible and letters or emails of nomination should be 500 words or less and tell about the nominee and their service to our country.  All three honorary starters will be recognized that afternoon when officials from Casey’s General Store and IMCA present a check to Hope For The Warriors. “We enjoy this opportunity to honor those who have or are currently serving our country in the armed forces,” Yoder said. “Super Nationals is our biggest event and it is a privilege for us to recognize them on championship day at Boone Speedway.” BOONE, Iowa – IMCA drivers and fans are asked to Nominate A Warrior as an honorary starter for each of the three last-chance Modified features on Saturday, Sept. 7 during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. last_img read more

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Modified Madness checkers fly for Sobbing, Harker rules SportMod Shootout at U.S. 36

first_imgOSBORN, Mo. (May 22) – There were many storylines headed into Modified Madness at U.S. 36 Raceway, such as increased payouts and the Wayne Hicks Memorial SportMod Shootout, but the biggest storyline remained with the track. Feature Results  Throughout the week, thanks to Shaw Excavating and the many people involved, the track at U.S. 36 received a complete makeover to improve track conditions. The storyline at the end of the night no longer was about the track, it was about the racing on it. The track raced multi-grooved and smooth all night long and let the racers go after a chance to reach Westfall GMC Victory Lane. Similar to the Modifieds, the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods saw Shawn Harker lead the entire race. Matt Andrews tried countless times to make a move on Harker, but never could complete the pass. Shawn Harker made the tow from Nebraska pay off with the Wayne Hicks Memorial SportMod Shootout victory at Osborn. (Photo by Judy Staley) Harker and Andrews’ battle was one of the best of the night as Harker picked up the fourth annual Shootout win. Steven Clancy and Derek Hall battled in a similar fashion for third, with Clancy getting the better of Hall. Northern SportMods – 1. Shawn Harker; 2. Matt Andrews; 3. Steven Clancy; 4. Derek Hall; 5. Cole Wayman; 6. Truman Asher; 7. Tim Stallbaumer; 8. Randy Smith Jr.; 9. Chris Wright; 10. Jacob Swanson; 11. Jeremy Pittsenbarger; 12. Trevor Dunn; 13. Chad Shaw; 14. Tim Eaton; 15. David Willey; 16. Anthony Asher; 17. Shawn Pospisil; 18. Skyler Lane. Jesse Sobbing’s flag-to-flag run at the front of the IMCA Modified Madness field at U.S. 36 Raceway was one of the storylines that played out over the Memorial Weekend holiday at the Missouri speedplant. (Photo by Judy Staley) By Jacob Blair Modified Madness was headlined by the IMCA Modifieds and the drivers chasing the $1,066 winner’s check. Jesse Sobbing led the race from start to finish, but it didn’t come without challenges from several different drivers. Chad Andersen, Chad Clancy and 10th starting Steven Bowers Jr. all had their go at Sobbing. Bowers charged late and made a couple looks for the lead, but Sobbing, already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, was too strong and picked up back-to-back wins at U.S. 36. Bowers finished second with Clancy in third.  IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jesse Sobbing; 2. Steven Bowers Jr.; 3. Chad Clancy; 4. Chad Andersen; 5. Shayne Bailey; 6. Tyler Hibner; 7. Matt Bonine; 8. Josh Munsen; 9. Michael Dotson; 10. Tony Layne; 11. Chris Brockway; 12. Jim Masoner Jr.; 13. George Burnett; 14. Brandon Verbeek; 15. Norm Ziegenbein; 16. Caleb Dennis; 17. Benjie Douglas. Tyler Drueke was the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car winner.last_img read more

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Rice rockets to Langley Virginia Sprint Series win

first_imgBy Jim Haines Rice and Matt Mullins paced the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field to green with Rice out first and staying low and fast. HAMPTON, Va. (July 4) – Bill Rice showed his heat race win was no fluke as he was a rocket all night en route to his first Virginia Sprint Series win of the year Saturday at Langley Speedway. After a shuffle at the front, Daren Bolac settled into second with Mike Leraas and Jerald Harris following closely. Harris made the move to work his way to second while Mike Keeton was show­ing speed after a pit stop on the start and was up to fourth.  Rice continued to lead as Harris closed with Leraas and Keeton next. Harris was less than a se­cond off the pace as the white flag waved but could get no closer as Rice flashed under the check­ered flag first.center_img On Saturday, July 11, the series is at Natural Bridge Speedway for the first visit of the season.  Bill Rice made like a rocket in winning the July 4 Virginia Sprint Series feature at Langley Speed­way. (Photo by Jim Haines) Feature results – 1. Bill Rice; 2. Jerald Harris; 3. Mike Leraas; 4. Mike Keeton; 5. Daren Bolac; 6. Matt Mullins; 7. Billy Hubbard; 8. Erin Statler; 9. Chris Ware; 10. Charlie Ware; 11. Jack Rice; 12. Bronzie Lawson.last_img read more

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Falls of the Ohio interpretive center celebrates 25 years

first_imgFalls of the Ohio State ParkClarksville, In. — Falls of the Ohio State Park is hosting a series of events on Jan. 26 and 27 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its interpretive center, which opened January 1994.The weekend celebration offers 1994 admission rates of $2 for adults and $1 for children. Members of the Falls of the Ohio Foundation are admitted free with their membership card. Parking for this event is free.The celebration runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Cake and refreshments will be served. Special activities at the park include:– Mandy Dick, a re-enactor who portrays George Rogers Clark’s sister, Lucy, will be in the exhibit gallery from noon to 4 p.m. both days.– First property manager Troy McCormick will tell stories about the development of the Interpretive Center on Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.– Falls of the Ohio Foundation executive director Dani Cummins will speak about the development of the park and center on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.– The park will offer behind the scenes tours beginning at 11 a.m. on the hour with the last tour departing at 3 p.m. both days.Free hands-on activities will be scattered throughout the Interpretive Center. Guests are encouraged to leave their memories of the Falls on a message board for posterity.Throughout 2019, the park will feature a monthly silver anniversary series with programs covering what has been learned since the park first opened its doors.Falls of the Ohio State Park is at 201 W. Riverside Dr. Clarksville, 47129.last_img read more

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Ripley County crash into house injures three

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says a crash into a house early Tuesday morning injured three people.The investigation began at 3:11 a.m. when medical workers at Margaret Mary Health notified Batesville Police that two accident victims came in for treatment, and said another victim was still at the crash scene located at State Road 48 and County Road 650 North.Deputies from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department responded to the scene and found the car in the yard along with the injured driver. No one inside the residence was injured.A report from the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says Jacob Meadors, 18, of Sunman, was driving the vehicle. Meadors and an unidentified 20-year-old male passenger were transported to University of Cincinnati Hospital by ambulance. A 17-year-old female was flown to University of Cincinnati Hospital.last_img read more

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Robert “Bob” Montgomery – Brookville

first_imgRobert D. “Bob” Montgomery, of Brookville, was born on February 14, 1934 in Fort Wayne, IN, a son to Virgil and Bernice Gordon Montgomery.  Bob worked at Sperry and Rice as a Lab Technician for over 40 years.  In his spare time he enjoyed collecting lady spittoons and Matchbox cars.  Bob was a devoted Christian and he was also a mason at the Harmony Lodge in Brookville.  On Friday, October 18, 2019, at the age of 85, Bob passed away peacefully at The Knolls of Oxford in Oxford, OH.Those surviving who will cherish Bob’s memory include three children; Tami (Lyle) Rosenberger of Brookville, Angie (Roger) Schwarb of Cleves, OH, and Jeff (Marcia) Montgomery of CA; eight grandchildren, Vikki, Megan (Rob), Rusty (Mary Rose), Josh (Dawn), Seth (friend Emily), Adam (Beth), Pamela (Matt), and Scott (Wendy); eleven great-grandchildren, Olivia, Sean, Camille, Claire, Roger, Peter, Jack, Anna, Myla, Kyra, and Joseph.  Besides his parents, Bob was preceded in death by his daughter Sally, his son Scott; and one sister, Janet Kennedy.Friends may visit with the family on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon at Brookville United Methodist Church, 150 E 8th Street, Brookville.  Burial will follow immediately in Big Cedar Cemetery.Memorial contributions can be directed to Big Cedar Cemetery.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal memory, please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Robert Montgomery.last_img read more

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ISDH announces 41 new deaths and new cases of COVID-19

first_imgStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) today announced that 611 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19.  A total of 9,542 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 51,115 tests have been reported to ISDH and a total of 477 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 160 positive cases and 14 deaths (up 5 cases and 4 deaths, respectively), Franklin County has stayed at 75 positive cases and 7 deaths, and Ripley County has 89 positive cases (up 1 case) and 3 deaths.last_img read more

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Mary Lou Steinmetz

first_imgMary Lou Steinmetz, 90, of Milan passed away Thursday, May 14, 2020 at Shady Nook Care Center in Lawrenceburg.  Mary Lou was born Thursday, June 27, 1929 in Milan, the daughter of the late Virgil “Red” and Beulah (Jolly) Smith.  She married William “Bill” Steinmetz July 17, 1948 and he preceded her in death on November 30, 1979.  Mary Lou was a member of St. Charles Catholic Church and was former owner/operator of Steinmetz Insurance.  She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.Mary Lou is survived by her son Dean Steinmetz of Delhi, Ohio; daughter Suellen Stamps of Fort Meyers, Florida; grandchildren Sam Craft, Becky Craft, and Taylor Ann Steinmetz; great grandchildren Ben and Nathan Craft, Makailla Bible, and Drake Peetz.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bill, and a daughter.Due to the Governor’s Covid-19 mandate, a private visitation will be held for Mary Lou Steinmetz’s family.  A public graveside service will be held at 2 PM Monday, May 18, 2020 at St. Charles Catholic Cemetery with Pastor Harris Long officiating.  Memorials may be given in honor of Mary Lou to the Milan Fire Department.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141.  Please reach out to the family through our website at www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or memory.last_img read more

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Still time to register for 21st Century Scholars program

first_imgStatewide—Indiana seventh and eighth-grade students can still apply for the 21st Century Scholars program, but the June 30 deadline is swiftly approaching. Led by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 21st Century Scholars is the state’s early college promise program that provides up to four years of undergraduate tuition and fees for eligible low-income students at Indiana colleges and universities.To qualify, students must apply during their seventh or eighth-grade year. Most students who qualify for the federal free and reduced lunch guidelines will qualify for the 21st Century Scholars program – but students can only take advantage if they apply before the June 30 deadline.last_img read more

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