Shawano Races for a Reason Saturday night

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Stock Cars hit the track with Kurt Olson grabbing the early lead. Mike Schmidt, driving the number 57 car in memory of Mark Mitchell, moved to second and began to chase down Olson.  By Dave Buss SHAWANO, Wis. (July 27) – There a couple of nights where the action on the track takes second stage to the events going on at the track. On lap 19, Michonski slid into second and put the pressure on Schmidt. Michonski snuck by Schmidt at the line by about six inches for the win. Arneson, Olson and Moede completed the top five . Mark Weisnicht grabbed the lead from his front row starting spot and never give it up on his way to an $800 IMCA Modified payday. Marcus Yarie moved into second and kept the pressure on to the finish but not have enough to get around Weisnight. Lucas Lamberies came from the 12th starting spot to grab third with Jason Czarapata and Lance Arneson scored next. Saunders refused to let go of the top spot despite a couple restarts. Teagan Wudstruck grabbed second with Jordan Bartz, Jeffery Teske and Matthew Radtke finishing in the top five. The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods rolled onto the oval with Karah Taycher and Max Oreskovich on the front row. Taycher grabbed the early advantage only to have Brock Saunders take the point away on lap three.  Chummy Arneson, Jeremy Christians and Dan Michonski all joined the battle for the lead. Schmidt grabbed the lead on lap 13 with Bert Moede joining the top group as well. Mark Weisnicht was the IMCA Modified feature winner on Racing for a Reason Night at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by Turn 2 Photos) On Saturday, Racing for a Reason took center stage as the amazing fans and race teams at Shawano Speedway worked together to raise money for the fight against childhood cancer. last_img read more

Eckrich, VanDenBerg, Bell, Benischek score CJ wins

first_imgFront row starter Denny Eckrich ran in the lead pack the entire race, found the perfectly prepared track to his liking and made a late-race charge to take the lead from Larson as the laps wound down. Another driver on a late race charge was Derrick Stewart. When the checkers flew it was Eckrich taking the win with a slight margin over Stewart and Larson. Jason See drew the pole for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature and appeared to be en route to the win. It was not to be, however, as Adam Bell broke out of the lead pack and got by See as the laps wound down. Bell has been a strong contender this season but the win Friday night was his first of the year at CJ Speedway.  The Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods saw 24 cars take the green flag and before lap two was completed a multi-cat tangle on the front chute brought out the red flag. The race restarted with Logan Anderson holding the lead until Carter VanDenBerg made a late-race move to take over the top spot. VanDenBerg went on to score the win over Anderson and Shane Paris.   Following the races the fans were treated to a fireworks display provided by the Louisa County Fair Board.  The Mach-1 Sport Compact main event was the Jake Benischek show. Benischek shot into the lead form the fourth position start and went on to score an impressive win over Cody Staley and Chuck Fullenkamp.  Racing action will continue at the CJ Speedway on Friday, July 10 with hot laps at 7:15 p.m. and racing to follow.center_img By Jerry Mackey  COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (July 3) – After a two week hiatus due to weather cancellations, racing returned to the CJ Speedway with an outstanding night of racing which saw 80 cars pack the infield.  See held off a fast closing Corey Strothman at the line for second. Strothman advanced to a third place finish from a 11th position start.  The grand finale of the night that saw everything that a race track could offer was the IMCA Modi­fied main event. Twenty drivers took the green flag and veteran Steve Johnson ran out front until Jeff Larson was able to wrestle the lead away. last_img read more

Conn wires field at 81 for first RaceSaver Sprint series win

first_imgFeature results – 1. Tanner Conn; 2. Zach Blurton; 3. Jack Potter; 4. Jeremy Huish; 5. Steven Shebester; 6. Brandon Anderson; 7. Tracey Hill; 8. Ty Williams; 9. J.D. Johnson; 10. Dalton Webb; 11. Kyler Johnson; 12. Ken Lutters; 13. Chris Kelly. Conn, already a two-time winner this season in IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car weekly action at Lawton Speedway, went on to claim his first-career URSS and SSO victory.  By David Smith Jr., OKTidbits Conn and Steven Shebester started on the front row for the 20-lap feature finale with Conn taking the lead as the green flag fell. Fourth starting Zach Blurton moved into the second position and pressured the young driver but could never get close enough to mount a challenge for the lead. Next up for the Rebels of the Lucas Oil POWRi URSS presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing will be a pair of events during the Independence Holiday weekend. It will all kick off on Thursday night, July 4, atop the Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kan. After taking Friday night off, they then head to Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta, Kan., on Saturday, July 5.center_img Tanner Conn led every lap of the June 21 IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature at 81 Speedway to win a main event co-sanctioned by the United Rebel Sprint Series and the Sprint Series of Okla­homa. Blurton settled for second while third-starting Jack Potter held on for third. Brandon Anderson took home the Keizer Wheels hard-charger award, coming from 12th starting to finish sixth. PARK CITY, Kan. (June 21) – Tanner Conn took the lead at the start and never looked back to claim the Lucas Oil POWRi United Rebel Sprint Series presented by Mel Hambelton Ford Racing and Sprint Series of Oklahoma presented by Smiley’s Racing Products feature Friday night at 81 Speedway.last_img read more

Counties not prepared to fight COVID-19 –Nurses Union

first_imgMarian Awour Adumbo who worked at Rachuonyo Sub-County Hospital was admitted at Homabay County Hospital with flu-like symptoms in pregnancy, where she tested negative for COVID-19 a week ago.Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153 As the number of COVID-19 cases surpassing 20,000 in the country, the National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) has said that County Governments are not prepared to handle the pandemic.This comes after one nurse succumbed Sunday due to COVID-19 complications.Her death brings the total number of healthcare workers to have died due to COVID-19 to three in a span of five months. According to the Nurses Union, Marian developed breathing complications and was transferred to Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital where another test was done and the result was positive for COVID-19.Also Read  152 more test positive as Kenya’s COVID-19 cases hit 36,981“We have realized that county governments are not prepared to handle COVID-19. Our demands are still not met and what we need is action and less word for the benefit of our healthcare workers and our people,” said NNAK through a statement.Also Read  President Uhuru to make remarks in the 75th Session of UNGA“We have realized that county governments are not prepared to handle COVID-19,” said NNAK through a statement.“Our demands are still not met and what we need is action and less word for the benefit of our healthcare workers and our people.”NNAK urged both the national and county and national governments to move with speed to ensure that healthcare workers demands are met.The union wants the provision of adequate and quality Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs), proper training for all healthcare workers on managing COVID-19, adequate psychosocial support to all the healthcare workers and employment of more healthcare workers in all the 47 counties.Also Read  COVID-19: Kenya records 139 new cases, 198 recoveries and 9 fatalities“We should never put nurses and other health professionals in a situation where they are more worried of their health and the future of their siblings in case something adverse happens to them in their line of duty. Health workers should never beg for this if we are serious in their welfare and combating this disease,” it said.last_img read more

Cates, Mehlbauer attends Indiana Sheriff’s Association course

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Franklin County Sheriff-elect Peter Cates and chief deputy Gregory Mehlbauer recently attended the Newly Elected Indiana Sheriff’s Program. The course is offered to all first and second term sheriffs.Sheriff-elect Cates commented on how impressed he was with the ability of the Indiana Sheriff’s Association to coordinate the event and felt each presenter provided valuable information.last_img

OA faculty recognized for longevity

first_imgOldenburg, In. — This week, Oldenburg Academy joined the over 6300 Catholic schools across the country to remember and celebrate the gift of Catholic schools. Among the various events planned was an all-school Mass during which OA thanked members of their school communities, both past and present, who are such an integral part of what makes OA so special:  their faculty and staff.  “All Catholic school educators and staff members are part of a sacred heritage, a legacy of faith and excellence, and for us, one that spans 167 years.  When I meet graduates, parents and members of the community and discuss why OA is such a great school, the first thing that always comes to mind is how great our teachers and staff are!  And I heartily agree.” states President Diane LaakeCharacteristic of the fact that people retain a life-long allegiance to the Academy, members of the Ammann and Munchel families asked that the Mass be offered for the intention of two former Academy teachers:  Sr. Mary Ammann OSF and Mr. Kelly Munchel.  “They are icons of dedicated service, barrier-breaking enthusiasm, and the true commitment to making a difference.” Laake reminded the congregation.Also recognized and honored were Amy Grills, Math Teacher, and Cindy Nurrenberg, Finance and President’s Office Support, for their fifteen years of dedicated service thus far.Principal Brian McFee stated: “Over the past 15 years Mrs. Grills has mentored countless students, numerous teachers and just like the ‘roots’ of an established tree she has nourished the lives of all she has come into contact with!  Mrs. Grills has taught just about every math course we have to offer here at OA and continues to work to grow as an educator and be a relatable face for all math students.”Mrs. Nurrenberg joined OA when her oldest daughter Kate enrolled as a freshman.  Now fifteen years later and the proud mom of 3 Academy grads, she continues to provide faithful service in the Finance and President’s Offices.  “She is one of those ‘behind the scenes’ dedicated souls who provide conscientious attention to details. She keeps my plants alive, my office cleaned, and my letters typo-free!  She is always the first to remember someone’s birthday, be guiltily delighted by a piece of chocolate and tries her best to keep Sr. Dominica out of trouble.”last_img read more

Lt. Governor Crouch visits nation’s capital, discusses rural broadband growth

first_imgWashington D.C. —Indiana Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch recently visited Washington, D.C., to meet with several federal legislators and speak at the National Lieutenant Governors Association roundtable.“Sharing our progress regarding rural broadband with fellow state leaders was an important step in continuing the conversation on how we can bring internet access to rural areas across the nation,” Crouch said. “Indiana has been moving the needle on broadband for years, and we are starting to see some progress being made in the state, and I hope other states take note and work collaboratively to close the digital divide.”Crouch visited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to discuss the Section 108 Loan Guarantee Program and rural broadband. The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs utilizes HUD’s Community Development Block Grants, and can transform a small portion of those into physical and economic revitalization projects.The United States Department of Agriculture’s Office of Rural Development also met with Crouch and shared the Rural eConnectivity Pilot Program and its initiatives. This earmarked $550 million for the program, which encourages the building of broadband infrastructure in America.“I have heard from countless Hoosiers during my travels of the state how important high-speed, affordable broadband is to their lives. It is important we share that message with our federal leaders so we can all work together to improve internet access,” Crouch said.last_img read more

AG Curtis Hill warns Hoosiers to beware storm chasers

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Severe storms, high winds, lightning strikes and other forms of severe weather can bring bad actors into local communities. With this in mind, Attorney General Curtis Hill is warning Hoosiers to beware of scammers who descend on storm-affected communities in order to take advantage of homeowners needing repairs.“We’ve all seen the significant damage that can result from storms ripping through neighborhoods,” Attorney General Hill said. “Hoosiers needing home repairs can become vulnerable targets for fly-by-night fix-up crews that appear at their doorsteps promising to work cheaply and quickly.”Reputable contractors also visit storm-ravaged neighborhoods offering their services, Attorney General Hill noted, but consumers must do their homework to make sure to hire trustworthy companies.Attorney General Hill offered these tips to Hoosiers:Do not sign documents or agree to any repair work on the spot during initial contact with someone offering services. Instead, simply obtain the person’s contact information.Do not provide access to your home to any stranger offering to perform a free inspection. Among other possible dangers, unethical contractors have been known to secretly cause damage to homes in order to then repair it.Do not fall for high-pressure tactics such as the claim that you’ll get the best deal by agreeing to hire a contractor immediately on the spot.Consider the possible wisdom of finding your own contractor rather than accepting the services of someone who shows up at your house.Research any business or individual offering services. Look for signs of credibility such as official websites. Seek reviews and testimonials from former customers.Contact your insurance agency to find out your terms of coverage. Ask whether your insurance company recommends any particular repair company.Do not sign over insurance checks directly to repair companies. Rather, obtain the invoices yourself and pay repair companies directly.Get multiple quotes. Shop and compare just as you would with any other important consumer decision.Avoid letting the emotional toll of a situation influence decisions about repairing or replacing items that are damaged or lost.“The best decision is an informed decision,” Attorney General Hill said. “Double check before you write a check.”Hoosiers are encouraged to contact the Office of the Indiana Attorney General about any suspected scams. You can file a complaint by clicking here or calling 1-800-382-5516.last_img read more