Charles Dennis Huneke, 89, passed away on Wednesday, August 30, 2017, at the IU Health Bloomington Hospice House following a sudden illness. Dennis was born in Batesville, Indiana on August 13, 1928 to Elmer and Effie Huneke. He had two younger brothers, Tilford and Leon, who preceded him in death.Dennis married Wanda Frensemeier October 9, 1948. They raised their three daughters in Batesville, Columbus and Madison, IN. Dennis and Wanda enjoyed 54 years of marriage before Wanda passed away on March 15, 2003.Dennis had a long career in management of lumber and hardware homecenters starting at Steinkamp’s in Batesville. He moved on to Dunlap’s in Columbus, IN before being promoted to manager for them at Hope, IN and then Madison, IN. While in Columbus, he was active in the local Kiwanas Club and the Moose Lodge. He also managed a store for S & T Hardware in Corbin, KY before settling in Bloomington in 1978 as manager for Black Lumber. He retired from Black’s and soon found himself working at Sam’s Club for several years before retiring for good. He loved hunting, fishing, camping and playing cards, listening to music and watching his grandchildren and more recently, his great-grandchildren grow and play.He is survived by his daughters, Peggy Wormley, of Bloomington, Patti (Marc) Blume, of So. Bend, IN and Pam (Frank) Farris of Bloomington, along with grandchildren: Kelly (DJ) Mullen, Kevin (Molly) Wormley, Jason Blume, Nick Blume, Cerra (Eddie) Deckard, Matthew Farris, Katie Farris and 9 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his former second wife, Jeanette Vanus of Ellettsville, IN and her family.Dennis was a kind and loving man with a great sense of humor. His life served as a wonderful example for the following generations of how to live and enjoy life. His family is extremely grateful to his recent caregiver, Chanda Ferguson and a couple of his Redbud friends, Albert Fink and Terry Gooley for their kindness and compassion along with the management, staff and other friends at Redbud Retirement Community.Visitation will take place on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at Allen Funeral Home and Crematory 4155 South Old State Road 37 in Bloomington from 3-6 pm with funeral service immediately following visitation. Another visitation on Sunday September 3, 2017 will be held in Batesville, IN will be from 12-2pm at Meyers Funeral Home 1150 State Road 46 with graveside service immediately following. Burial will be at St. John United Church of Christ (Huntersville) Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to IU Health Bloomington Hospice House and online condolences, photos and memories may be shared with family and friends at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Elizabeth “Grace” Ridener, age 10, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on September 16, 2009 in Cincinnati, Ohio. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana and was currently in the 4th grade at Jefferson-Craig Elementary School. She was active in the 4-H Rockers and Little Swiss Polka Dancing for the Swiss Wine Festival that she enjoyed participating in. Grace enjoyed playing with her baby dolls and rabbit, swimming, camping and coloring. She also enjoyed going wherever her mother went (she was attached to Lisa at the hip)! Grace passed away on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at her residence due to a house fire in Vevay, Indiana.Grace will be deeply missed by her parents, Darwin Harold “Dobbie” and Lisa M. (Phelps) Ridener of Vevay, IN; her paternal-grandparents, Darwin and Jeanette Ridener of Vevay, IN; her siblings, Carly Archer and her husband, Adam of Vevay, IN, Casie Jesop and her husband, Ryan of Vevay, IN, Courtney Dayadharum and her husband, Nathaniel of Vevay, IN, Joe Spilman and his wife, Shellie of Vevay, IN, David Campbell of Vevay, IN and Jason Campbell of East Enterprise, IN; her cousins, Halle Archer, Adalyn Archer, Beckham Archer, Jett Archer, Ashlyn Jesop, Easton Jesop, Isaiah Dayadharum, Micah Dayadharum, Madison Spilman, Michael Spilman, Mason Campbell and Rayson Campbell and her numerous aunts and uncles.She was preceded in death by her maternal-grandparents, Bill and Del Phelps and her aunts, Amy Childress and Chrissy Ridener. Emilee was joined in death by her siblings, Paige Allison Marie Ridener, Jordan Thomas Ridener, Jordan Thomas Ridener, Joshua “Austin” Ridener and Emilee Alyssa Ridener.Private family services are being held at the convenience of the family.A Celebration of Grace’s Life will be held at a later date.Interment will be held in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Elizabeth “Grace” Ridener Memorial Fund c/o Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
Alan Pardew has admitted life as Newcastle manager is far from easy. “We haven’t got the finances of a big team and therefore, it makes it difficult and a lot of the time, people cling to bad news when there is a lot of good news. “Hopefully there will be some more good news coming out of it shortly.” Fans dismayed by Mike Ashley’s decision to appoint Kinnear in June reacted furiously as the deadline came and went without a single permanent signing having been made despite a series of targets having been identified and deals proposed. However, Pardew, while admitting he still would have liked another attacking player, has professed himself content with what he has got. He said: “It’s important sometimes to understand that we have a very good team. We invested 30-odd million in the last window, we have brought Remy in. “We have brought a lot of young players here who I think will, hopefully, blossom. That’s why they were brought here. The likes of Sammy Ameobi and Paul Dummett, part of my management is to develop players. “Having said that, our fans wanted a marquee signing, probably, and that’s what we were looking at, somebody that would really threaten the first team. “But we couldn’t get it over the line in terms of what we wanted and unfortunately that’s the position we are in. Speaking at his first press conference since the transfer window closed with only loan signing Loic Remy added to his squad by director of football Joe Kinnear, Pardew acknowledged that the summer, and in particular the weeks leading up to the transfer deadline, had been testing. He said: “You don’t take it in your stride. I’m not saying it’s an easy job, Newcastle manager. “But having said all of that, I still think we have got a very, very strong side.” Whether the club’s fans would agree is a moot point, and it was perhaps significant that in excess of 4,000 more than the crowd of 46,402 which watched the last league game at St James’ Park turned out on Wednesday night for former Magpies keeper Steve Harper’s charity game, which marked his 20 years’ service to the club. Pardew, who was among them, said: “It was a humbling experience for me to sit in the stand and watch that all unfold and those great players who have graced this shirt. “If ever our players needed reminding how strong this club is, it was there for all to see last night.” Newcastle will return to action at Aston Villa on Saturday with Remy vying for a first start after making a cameo appearance as a substitute in the 1-0 victory over Fulham before the international break. Pardew said: “Since Demba [Ba] left, we have lacked a player to increase our goal threat. “With all due respect to the players we have, we needed someone to really put the other team on the back foot, and I think Remy does that. “We have got Papiss [Cisse], Shola [Ameobi] and [Yoan] Gouffran to complement that, and hopefully they all stay fit. “That is probably the one fault you would say against us in this window. That other offensive player, which unfortunately we didn’t secure, would have just protected us a little bit.” Midfielder Yohan Cabaye could also return to the starting line-up after failing to secure a move to Arsenal last month. Pardew said: “The French national manager [Didier Deschamps] did a good turn for us in not picking Yohan because we have got some really good work into him while he has been here. “That was important because I don’t think he was ready for international football this particular time round. “But they got great results and we have got great results with him because he’s in good shape. “I’m very, very pleased. He has a duty to the French national team and to us, and he is carrying that duty out with its full responsibility, and that’s how it should be.” Press Association
Duncan Weir opened the scoring for Glasgow when Munster were penalised in the first minute just inside their own half, expunging in part his last memory of playing the Irish side when he received a long term injury. Weir missed the opportunity to double the lead and then DTH van Der Merwe had the home crowd out of their seats when he seemed to be through for a try – but was called back for a knock on in the move. At the end of the first quarter, Hanrahan kicked a penalty from halfway after Jonny Gray was penalised for barging in the lineout. There was little between the sides in the backs but Glasgow’s pack were dominating the scrum and it was no surprise when they forced Munster to concede a penalty on their own put in, which Weir finished off from directly in front of the posts. The second half was a very different affair as the Munstermen started off in a much better fashion than they had in the first period. Within minutes of the restart, Hanrahan broke down the main stand touchline, running past spectating Glasgow defenders. The stand-off seemed surprised himself that he was through for the try, which he converted himself. Within two minutes the same player, who was named man of the match, put Munster seven points ahead and even at this stage in proceedings there was a feeling that Glasgow were too lacklustre to come back from the deficit. Even a one-man advantage from the 51st minute, when James Cronin went into the sin-bin could not open the door for the league leaders. As the game, which lasted more than hours from kick-off to end, staggered towards its conclusion, only the yellow cards for Jon Welsh and Dave Kilcoyne offered any entertainment. Munster hauled themselves to the top of the RaboDirect PRO12 table with victory in a low-scoring match which saw Glasgow’s unbeaten record end with more of a whimper than a bang. Press Association The match which was a poor advert for professional rugby, with Munster stand-off J J Hanrahan scoring the only try of the contest in a 13-6 success for the visitors. The biggest difference between the sides was Munster’s ability to control the ball when they got themselves in front. They held on to the lead with relative ease for the majority of the second half.
Press Association Connections of leading Investec Derby candidate Zawraq are expecting a competitive renewal of the Epsom Classic. Angus Gold, racing manager to owner Sheikh Hamdan, said: “I spoke to Dermot on Wednesday and as far as I know everything is going well. “There is a lot of rubbish talked about the Derby. William Haggas said earlier in the week people say it’s a bad race but try to win one, and he’s right. “Golden Horn certainly brings the best form we’ve seen so far and only time will tell where Zawraq fits in class-wise. He’s had two races, won them both and looked good doing it. “I’m not going to say he’s going to win the Derby, but Dermot has had enough good horses to know what he’s dealing with and he thinks he’ll run a very good race if he stays. “Whether he’ll stay or not, we’ll only find out on the day.” John Gosden expressed his delight with the work of his two Derby hopefuls on the Newmarket gallops on Saturday morning. Ante-post favourite Golden Horn and stablemate Jack Hobbs participated in pieces of work on separate gallops either side of the town, as they near completion of their preparations for the premier Classic. “Both Derby horses worked this morning and I was very happy with them. Jack Hobbs worked on the watered gallop, while across on the Limekilns Golden Horn worked with Frankie Dettori,” said Gosden. “There was nothing different, they just worked with lead horses. I don’t think Jack Hobbs needs another serious piece of work, while Golden Horn would need another piece of serious work. “Epsom (Breakfast With The Stars) the other day and their work today were the main pieces of work for them.” Although lacking an established star from the likes of Aidan O’Brien, any number of unexposed horses remain firmly in contention, among them the Dermot Weld-trained Zawraq. Unbeaten in two starts, his reappearance success over Endless Drama was well advertised by that horse’s fine effort to be second to Gleneagles in the Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas.
BRYAN FAUST/Herald photoAfter nearly a month of fine-tuning in early-season tournaments, the Wisconsin Badgers volleyball team is ready to tip off the real season with the start of conference play.Wisconsin will travel to the Land of Lincoln this weekend for a match against Illinois Friday and Northwestern Saturday as Big Ten action gets underway.The Badgers have stressed the need for improvement ever since opening the season at home with the AVCA Volleyball Showcase. After dropping a match to top-ranked Texas and squeaking by unranked teams in later tournaments, several key areas to develop were exposed, such as passing and defense.”I think we’ve definitely picked up our serving,” senior floor captain Maria Carlini said. “We’ve been working really hard on our defense as well and it shows. We’ve been outdigging teams that we haven’t in the past.”Head coach Pete Waite, on the other hand, is still looking for his team to get better in a different facet of the game — one that doesn’t involve skill so much as energy.”We’ve definitely improved since the AVCA Showcase, but there are still things we need to work on,” Waite said. “We need to try to push hard right away to get the jump on teams. This is a very good come-from-behind team, but it’s not a situation I’d like us to be in.”This weekend will provide the Badgers with a test to see where they are in their progression since the start of the year as both Illinois and Northwestern have drastically improved since last year.In 2005, the Fighting Illini and Wildcats finished in the middle of the conference at seventh and sixth, respectively. Despite being predicted to finish at just about the same spots, the two figure to be the conference dark horses.Illinois acquired two transfers in the off-season — outside hitters Stephanie Alde from Northwestern and Amy Palash from Valparaiso — something Waite believes makes the Illini a respectable team instantly.”Illinois has two transfers coming so they automatically have two veteran players stepping into their lineup that would’ve been holes with inexperienced players,” Waite said. “That alone makes them stronger already.”Illinois also has a very balanced team with two players hitting more than four kills per game — middle blocker Vikki Brown and outside hitter Kayani Turner.Freshman Ashley Edinger, ranked as the No. 1 incoming libero in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com, has stepped in for Illinois and provided the team with some much-needed defense, averaging 5.03 digs per game.The toughest part about traveling to Champaign, Ill., will undoubtedly be adjusting to Huff Hall. Its student section is one of the largest in the nation, as 1,682 students packed in for one of last weekend’s games, more than half of the 3,129 total fans in the arena. Furthermore, Huff Hall’s court is a tad bit shorter than most others so there is much less space to serve.”Their crowd has gotten stronger every year, so it’s a tough place to play,” Waite said.As for Northwestern, the Wildcats are coming off an upset win over then-No. 24 Arizona at home, going on to win its Wildcat Classic last weekend in dramatic five-game fashion. NU is undefeated at home so far this season.”Northwestern definitely has improved from last year,” UW outside hitter Audra Jeffers said. “They’re doing a lot more out of the back row with three hitters out of the back, so that’s going to be huge with our blocking.”We’re really going to have to seal up the block across the net, get all three blockers in to stop that.”Defensively, Northwestern is somewhat similar to Illinois.”Both Illinois and Northwestern are really good defensive teams,” said Carlini. “The main thing with those teams is they’re really scrappy, they play great defense so we need to outdig them.”Either way, starting the Big Ten season out on the road will be difficult, but the Badgers are used to traveling lately. After opening the season at home with the AVCA Volleyball Showcase and the following InnTowner Invitational, Wisconsin has been away from the Field House ever since, going as far as San Diego last weekend.”You’ve got to start somewhere,” Waite said. “We’ve been on the road the last two weekends so this will be three in a row for us, and in ways I think we’re prepared for it because we’re just packing up the suitcases again and hitting the road. We’re ready to go.”
The Department of Public Safety met with the Association of Indian Students to discuss methods for improving student-officer relationships, on Monday.The meeting, held at the USC University Religious Center, addressed students’ concerns at their annual international foods festival.Erwin Valencia, the community relations officer for DPS, meets regularly with AIS and suggested that the organization should invite DPS to their foods festival this semester. Valencia, who is also the international student liaison for DPS, stressed the importance of strong relationships in the USC and overall L.A. community.“The idea here is that the students can get to know us more,” Valencia said. “That way, in the future, if they need something or if they become victims of something, they know DPS officers are here for them.”Valencia encouraged students to reach out to him via telephone and Facebook, about issues ranging from petty theft to landlord abuse.“If they need something and they reach out, we want to look for a possible solution to the problem,” Valencia said.Students also sought to discuss homelessness, theft and other prevalent issues affecting the USC community. According to Valencia, several student body associations have organized events with DPS aimed at improving student-officer relations, especially in light of the current presidential administration.According to DPS Chief John Thomas, student citizenship status is not a concern among DPS or LAPD officers, and DPS is working to relieve this fear through similar community relations events. Thomas said LAPD has no authority to ask people for their immigration status, which has been a department policy since 1979. Thomas stressed DPS’ commitment to USC students and the community surrounding USC, especially expressing their willingness to help the international student population.Thomas said that many international students are unaware of the help available to them at the University. Thomas continued to explain that citizens from certain countries such as India do not have close relationships with police, which often causes mistrust in the police system. However, he expressed his and DPS’ availability and readiness to all students.“In America, the police work for the people,” said Thomas. “We’re an extension of the people, whereas in other countries the police are an extension of the state.”
The Colts selected former Trojan receiver Michael Pittman Jr. in the second round of the NFL Draft Friday. (Sarah Ko / Daily Trojan) Pittman was the eighth wide receiver selected in this year’s draft. He doesn’t profile as one of the faster receivers in his draft class — he ran a 4.52 40-yard dash at the NFL Draft Combine — but he has been lauded by scouts and draft analysts for his hands, size and ability to make contested catches downfield. Scouts also view Pittman as a potential special teams contributor, a role which he occasionally played during his college career. Pittman is the 511th Trojan of all time to be drafted into the NFL, the most of any school in the nation. Pittman will be the newest target for potential Hall of Fame quarterback Philip Rivers, who signed with the Colts this offseason after a lengthy career with the Los Angeles (formerly San Diego) Chargers. “I just couldn’t be more happy that I get to start with a Hall of Fame quarterback,” Pittman said of Rivers. The Colts finished with a 7-9 record last season, third place in the AFC South, following the surprising retirement of quarterback Andrew Luck just a couple weeks before the season’s start. Pittman will look to help add to an Indianapolis offense that finished with the eighth-fewest total yards per game and the third-fewest passing yards per game last season. However, the Colts finished with 22.6 points per game last year, 16th in the NFL. Michael Pittman Jr. became the latest Trojan to join the NFL fraternity when the Indianapolis Colts selected the wide receiver with the 34th overall pick in the NFL Draft Friday. In 2019, Pittman proved himself to be one of the best receivers in the nation, finishing fourth in receptions and 10th in receiving yards en route to a nomination as a Biletnikoff Award finalist. He started all 13 games for the Trojans and was named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and AP All-American Second Team. “I am super excited to be a Colt,” Pittman said in a video posted to the Colts’ Twitter. “Let’s bring the juice.” “I was almost certain that I was gonna be a Colt today,” Pittman said. “You see the blue shirt? … Just based on the conversations that we had. I felt like we had a good connection and I just felt like it was the right fit … I think that they brought me in to impact right now.” Pittman also won the 2019 Pop Warner College Award, given to a senior who made an impact on the field, in the classroom and in the community. A team captain for USC, Pittman won USC’s MVP, Community Service Award and Lifters Award. “I feel like I try to be diverse in what I can do,” Pittman said. “I feel like I use my hands well. Being a bigger guy, people expect me to be physical and strong. So I have that, but I can also do all of the stuff that all of the smaller guys can.”
The clash of Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea is the big game of the day in the Premier League.It’ll be a unique occasion with Wembley playing host to Premier League football for the first time.The game is the first of 19 as Spurs’ home venue while White Hart Lane is undergoing redevelopment. Chelsea are without a number of players through injury and suspension, and they also suffered a shock home defeat to Burnley on the opening day.But manager Antonio Conte is still confident they can get a result.Kick off at Wembley is at 4pm.First up is the meeting of two newly promoted sides, as Huddersfield take on Newcastle from 1.30. Photo: Pixabay