AUBURN, Mich. – On Friday, June 22, a member of the Tri-City Motor Speedway safety crew was injured during a rain delay in the regular Friday night race show.After a brief, unexpected rain shower, race officials announced a rain delay until the track conditions could be brought back to a safe racing condition. It was during this process where a worker, Pete Badgero, was injured after falling off the tractor he was driving. The safety crew saw this happen and immediately tended to Badgero with emergency medical attention.With the tractor still in gear, it continued across the track, which is where a video circulating the Internet picks up the event. This process of prepping the track is not very exciting so many people in the stands never saw Badgero fall. Their attention only turned when the suddenly unmanned tractor careened across the track into the retaining wall. Laughter can be heard on the video as track staff attempted to chase down the rouge tractor. The crowd was not aware of the injury that had just occurred. However, while one staff member was getting the tractor under control, a team of employees were tending to Badgero and helping him into the ambulance. It was after the tractor was subdued that the crowd was informed of the accident.“The TCMS staff did an excellent job helping a fellow co-worker and working to keep the crowd calm during such a serious incident,” said Steve Puvalowski, TCMS owner. “Our prayers go out to Pete as he begins his road of recovery. He has a strong passion for racing and TCMS and we look forward to having him back with our team.”Badgero is one of the most hard-working, helpful people to work at TCMS. He can fix anything, build anything, weld anything and has become one of the key employees who help make the races happen every Friday. A GoFundMe has been set up to help him with his coming recovery journey. Please consider donating: https://www.gofundme.com/support-pete-badgero-and-family.In the recent years since the renovated TCMS has opened, the track has held an excellent safety record. We will continue to evaluate the events that led up to this accident and work with our safety team to ensure all possible safety precautions are taken.Racing will continue as scheduled each Friday night. Pits open at 5 p.m., grandstands at 5:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7:55 p.m.
Walton Leads Argonauts to Fifth Straight Win April 21, 2007Box Score PENSACOLA, Fla. – Taren Walton (Pensacola, Fla./Daytona Beach CC) limited West Georgia to two hits as West Florida recorded a 2-0 win Saturday in the first game of a double header at the UWF Softball Complex. West Florida (28-20, 8-7 GSC) won their fifth straight, while West Georgia (30-27, 10-9 GSC) dropped to 5-41 all-time against West Florida.Walton retired the first 13 Wolves hitters. She only allowed a Jessie Wise single in the fifth and Mary Carlisle’s lead off single in the seventh. Walton struck out six and did not walk a batter in earning her sixth shutout of the season.West Florida scored the only runs of the game in the bottom of the fifth inning. Whitney Gay (Cantonment, Fla./Tate HS) led off with a single and was sacrificed to second by Walton. Nicky VanCamp (Davenport, Iowa/Kirkwood CC) then doubled off the fence in right center to score Gay. With two outs, Valerie Staub (East Brunswick, N.J./Wallace-Dothan CC) kept the inning alive with a single, and Julie Carroll (Calgary, Alberta, Canada/Liberty Univ.) followed with an RBI single up the middle.West Georgia threatened in the top of the seventh inning. Carlisle led off with a single, but Walton retired the next two batters on fly outs. A throwing error by Walton put the tying run in scoring position with two outs. But Walton struck out Jamie Van Haltern to end the game.Walton (13-7) won her second straight start and defeated West Georgia for the second time this season. Kacie Crider (8-8) allowed two runs on six hits, while walking four and striking out seven in a losing effortPrint Friendly Version Share
Cross Country Finished 14th and 15th in the Walt Disney World Classic Oct. 6, 2007ORLANDO, Fla. – The West Florida Men finished 14th as a team, and the Women finished 15th as a team in the 12th Annual Walt Disney World Classic this past Saturday in Orlando. The meet was one of the largest Invitational races of the year, as 327 runners from 45 teams competed in the men’s 8k race, and 366 runners from nearly 50 women’s teams competed in the 5k event, run in muddy conditions.Coach Matt Dobson was pleased overall as he discussed the race. “The team had a great showing. The race conditions were amazing, rain all day Friday and through the night. So it was like running in a swamp for a lot of the course. What impressed me the most about the team, especially the women is that even with the tough conditions they ran pretty good times. So, I know where their conditioning level is and now it is time to fine tune as we prepare for the conference championships in less than two weeks.”Senior Diana Sitar (Las Vegas, Nev.) was the top finisher for the women in the 5k run, crossing the finish line in 39th place with a time of 19:17. Freshmen Josh McEachin (Tallahassee, Fla.) was the first finisher for the men, with an 80th place finish in 27:41 for the 8k (5 mile) event. The men ran as a strong pack, as the top six Argos finished within 50 seconds. Immediately behind McEachin, was Eric Mayes (Jr. / Pensacola, Fla.) in 84th place with a 27:47.Senior Jordan Theuerkauf (Wausau, Wisc.) placed 98th in 28:03, while teammate Nicholas Maedel (Fr. / Orange Park, Fla.) was right behind him in 99th place with a time of 28:04. Justin Gates (Jr. / Fort Walton Beach, Fla.) rounded out the scoring for the Argos with his 116th place finish in a time of 28:27. The Argos team score for the men’s race was 450, as they outscored regional rivals Florida Tech and Valdosta State. South Dakota was the team champion with 108 points, while Nicolas Kering of Chattahoochee Tech was the overall winner in 25:04.For the women, Margaret Harter (Jr. / Milton, Fla.) also finished under 20 minutes for the 5k run, as she placed 58th in 19:38. Kelli Midden (Fr. / Boca Raton, Fla.) was 108th in a time of 20:26, while Rebecca Thielemann (Sr. / Dunnellon, Fla.) finished in 130th place with a 20:40 time. Rounding out the team scoring for the women was Katherine Ragia (Jr. / Daytona Beach Shores, Fla.) in 193rd place with a time of 21:44. The women’s team score was 466, as they outscored regional rivals Valdosta State and Florida Tech. The University Tampa was the Women’s team champion, and they were lead by Laura Woznicki, who was the overall women’s winner in a time of 17:41.Also competing for the Argos in the 8k run, was Andrew Maedel (Fr. / Orange Park, Fla.), who finished 123rd in a time of 28:32. Three other freshmen finished for the men, as Reynolds Griner (Tallahassee, Fla.) was 156th in 29:06, while Sean Jansen (Lutz, Fla.) was 163rd in 29:10, and Jared Black (Tallahassee, Fla.) was 173rd in 29:41. Also finishing for the women was Senior Lindsey Failing (Pace, Fla.), who completed the 5k run in 22:54.So far this season, the men’s record against D-II schools and below is 40-8, while the women’s record is 42-7. Dobson explained, “It’s been a good year despite all the injuries. We hope to have (Brian) Gowin (Sr. / Pensacola, Fla.) back for conference, and will fill a complete women’s team, if the rehabilitation goes well for those women that have been injured.”The Argos will run in an intersquad meet at home this weekend, to prepare for the Gulf South Conference race on October 20th, which will be run in Hoover, Alabama. Print Friendly Version Share
Karen Marcella (Morris) Graver of Dillsboro passed away Saturday, February 2, 2019 at The Waters of Dillsboro – Ross Manor. Karen was born Saturday, April 13, 1935 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Glenn and Marcella (Cartwright) Morris. She married David Lee Graver October 27, 1951 and he preceded her in death October 14, 2010. She was a homemaker and a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church. She loved being with her family and friends, doing ceramics, crafts and loved to travel. She worked in the offices of Dr. Baker and Bailey, worked at Seagram’s and Dillsboro Manor. She was a great wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.Karen is survived by sons Rick (Deb) Graver, Chris (Sandy) Graver, Jeff (Cindy) Graver and Mark (Deb) Graver; sisters Gail Reister and Linda Vagedes; brother Bruce Morris; 8 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.A service celebrating her life will be held 11 AM Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 9901 Central Ave., Dillsboro, IN 47018, with Rev. Brad Bowlds officiating. Burial will follow at Oakdale Cemetery at Dillsboro. Family and friends may gather to honor and remember her Monday 5-7 PM at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro. Memorials may be given in honor of Karen to Trinity Lutheran Church or Oakdale Cemetery. Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018 (812) 432-5480. You may go to www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
Indianapolis, In. — The Department of Natural Resources will have a strong presence at the Indianapolis Boat, Sport and Travel Show, Feb. 15-24, at the Indiana State Fairgrounds.The show is presented by Renfro Productions and opens at 1 p.m. tomorrow.The DNR’s main location is in Tackle Town, in the Blue Ribbon Pavilion. The booth is a convenient one-stop shopping opportunity for licenses, state park passes, lake-use permits, Outdoor Indiana magazine, and a State Parks GO! (Get Outside) promotion.For $79, the State Parks GO! Pack includes an Annual Entrance Pass to Indiana’s state parks and reservoirs, state forest recreation areas, and Interlake and Redbird state riding areas; the choice of a $40 DNR camping gift card or $40 State Park Inns gift card; and a backpack. Sold separately, the items have a $98 value. Hoosiers age 65 and older can purchase the same package for $59. Free copies of the DNR’s 2019 Fishing Regulation Guide, 2019 Recreation Guide, and other publications will be available.State Parks and Inns will have a separate informational booth in the Travel and Tourism area of the show.Division of Fish & Wildlife biologists will be on hand throughout the show to share program information and resources, as well as answer your fish and wildlife questions.State Park interpretive naturalists will be present with live birds of from Hardy Lake’s Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center on Feb. 16 and 25, and with a variety of snakes from O’Bannon Woods State Park on Feb. 17 and 24, both from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.Members of the Indiana Conservation Officers K-9 team will be present Feb. 24, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The public will have an opportunity to interact with the officers and their K-9 partners. All times are subject to change.
Greensburg, IN—The City of Greensburg will have Heavy Trash Pick Up the week of August 12-16th. The City will not pick up electronics, tires, paint, or household hazardous waste. These items cannot be thrown away and must come to Tox-a-Way Day which will be held on Saturday, September 7th from 8-3 p.m. at Decatur County Fairgrounds.For Heavy trash related questions, please call the Greensburg City Street Department at 812.663.5634. Tox-a-Way related questions, please call 812.663.0960.
Lloyd M. Mountford, age 85, of Brookville, Indiana died Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Margaret Mary Health in Batesville, Indiana.Born October 22, 1934 in Shaker Heights, Ohio he was the son of the late George & Marion (Hoffman) Mountford. On December 31, 1976 he became the husband of Connie (Bechtol) Mountford who survives him.Lloyd worked as a salesman for animal research. In his leisure, he enjoyed sailing and held a private pilot’s license.Survivors include son Seth Mountford of Cedar Grove, Indiana and daughter Lauren Mountford of Union, Kentucky; and one grandson Gage Mountford-Kersey.Family & friends may visit from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, December 19, 2019, at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville followed by Memorial Service officiated by Rev. Vincent P Lampert at 7:00 P.M.Memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home are honored to serve the Mountford family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
Ripley County, IN—The Ripley County Commissioners have declared that Ripley County is under a level 2 orange travel advisory. Under the advisory residents are still allowed to leave their homes for work, medical care, buying groceries, and other activities essential to the health and safety of people and pets.
Brookville, IN—The Franklin County Health Department announced two more patients have recovered from the coronavirus and have been released from quarantine, bringing Franklin County’s total recovered patients to 55. Health officials also announced today that one patient, a person in their 60s has been removed from a ventilator and is breathing on their own, but still in the hospital. Health Officials have also announced receiving two new positive cases for COVID-19 in adults, bringing Franklin County’s totals to 92. “We have been working with United Way of Franklin County for resources for those affected by COVID-19,” said Franklin County E.M.A. Director Amy Lindsey. “United Way developed a flowchart directing citizens where to go if they are in need of assistance,” continued Director Lindsey.Citizens wishing to donate to United Way of Franklin County COVID-19 relief can go to their website at https://www.uwfcin.org/, their Facebook page at United Way of Franklin County, Indiana, or mailing checks to United Way of Franklin County P.O. Box 105 Brookville, IN 47012.
Michelle Loriane Magargel, passed away at 6:26 pm on March 26, 2020 at IU Health Bloomington. She was born on May 18, 1977 in Kansas City, Kansas, the daughter of Philip and Sue Magargel.She is survived by her son, David L. Weaver and brother, David Magargel. She was preceded in death by her parents.You are welcome to light a candle in her memory on April 26, 2020 at 6:26 pm. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com