Aurora Farmers Fair King & Queen Named

first_imgNolan Bridges (left) and Hallie Kile named 106th Farmers Fair King and Queen.AURORA, Ind. – The 106th Aurora Farmers Fair kicked off Wednesday with the crowning of King and Queen.Oldenburg Academy Senior Hallie Kile was named Queen and South Dearborn student Nolan Bridges earned King.East Central’s Kelly Renninger and South Dearborn’s Brendan Slack were selected as royalty last year.Activities at the Farmers Fair continue Friday and Saturday with rides and booths opening at noon each day. Music, food, and contests are ongoing through the weekend with the 106th Fair Parade set for 9:30 a.m. Saturday.last_img

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State hotline for business and industry questions

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – There is a hotline for business and industry questions in regard to the Stay-At-Home order that was issued by the Governor Monday.The Critical Industries Hotline is available by emailing [email protected] The center is for business and industry questions only.Also, there is a website dedicated to answering common questions about the order by clicking this link here.The stay at home order has been issued from March 25 until April 7.last_img

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Seven inducted to Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame inducted its newest seven members on Sept. 11.Among the group were former high-profile athletes Devin Harris (men’s basketball) and Jim Leonhard (football), as well as Lizzy Fitzgerald (volleyball), Brian Rafalski (men’s hockey), Mike Gentile (men’s soccer), Kerry Weiland (women’s hockey) and Paula Bonner (administration).Jim LeonhardA perennial fan favorite, Leonhard is the perfect example of never letting size matter. The 5-foot-8 Leonhard didn’t draw much recruiting attention in Troy, Wisconsin, a town of 105.He still earned a walk-on spot on Barry Alvarez’s 2001 team, and by the time he was a senior, he was an All-American. From there, he enjoyed a 10-year NFL career with the Ravens, Saints Jets, Broncos and Browns.Leonhard and his family have since returned to Madison, where he remains involved with the football program.Devin HarrisWhen people talk about the rise of the Wisconsin men’s basketball program, the conversation begins with Devin Harris. The introduction video that preceded his formal induction went so far to call Harris “the architect of the Badgers’ 21st century consistency.”The praise is well deserved. In his three seasons at UW, the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin native helped the Badgers to three Big Ten Championships (regular season titles in 2002 and 2003, tournament title in 2004).Harris earned Big Ten Player of the Year honors after that 2004 season, and declared a year early for the NBA Draft. He was selected fifth overall by the Dallas Mavericks.Harris has enjoyed a solid NBA career, and is back playing with the Mavericks after brief stints with the Nets, Jazz and Hawks.Brian RafalskiRafalski was the lone member of the 2015 class that couldn’t attend the ceremony in Madison, but he still managed to make his presence felt.In between the third and fourth quarters of the Wisconsin football team’s 58-0 win over Miami (Ohio), Rafalski got all of Camp Randall hyped by introducing “Jump Around.”Despite being undersized, Rafalski was a standout defenseman for the men’s hockey team from 1991-95. He then played professionally from 1995-2009, winning three Stanley Cup titles and two silver medals on the United States’ Olympic team in 2002 and 2010.Paula BonnerBonner is a staple at UW pep rallys. One of her many duties as  president of the Wisconsin Alumni Association is to pump up the crowd before a big event, and she takes that job seriously.Before becoming president of the WAA in 2000, Bonner served as an associate athletic director and oversaw the 11 women’s athletic programs. She was instrumental in enforcing Title IX policies and helping women’s athletics reach level playing fields with the men’s teams.Lizzy FitzgeraldBetween all of the ceremonies and functions this weekend, Fitzgerald had the busiest. She also had to coach her Georgia volleyball team in two matches at the Badger Classic. The Bulldogs may have struggled, losing both of their matches, but it didn’t spoil the weekend for Fitzgerald.“It’s been overwhelming, humbling,” Fitzgerald said. “An emotionally draining weekend, that’s for sure.”Fitzgerald, one of UW’s most successful setters, was a pivotal player in the Badgers’ run to the NCAA Championship game in 2000. She’s also married to former Wisconsin football punter Kevin Stemke, who she met during her time in Madison.Mike GentileWhen the phone rang and Gentile found out he had been selected to Wisconsin’s Hall of Fame, he thought it was a prank call.It wasn’t, though, and the captain of the 1995 Wisconsin men’s soccer team that won the program’s only national championship earned his call to the hall.Gentile, now bald, joked that he missed his hair that had been on display during his highlight video. He also credited his teammates for that magical run in the fall of 1995.“If it wasn’t for them,” Gentile said, “I wouldn’t be here today.”Genitle was selected ninth overall in the 1996 MLS Draft and played professionally until 2002.Kerry Weiland Weiland was a trailblazer in every aspect of her life. She played on all-boys teams growing up in Alaska, and was a member of the Wisconsin women’s hockey programs first recruiting class.She was also the first All-American in program history.Weiland recanted the program’s evolution, and compared the current, state-of-the-art facilities to what her teams had to deal with.The team would have to start getting dressed in the visiting locker room at Camp Randall Stadium, but then would have to haul all of their equipment all the way to the Shell, where the team played before the construction of LaBahn Arena.“All of those memories of trekking, [these teams] will never have to do it,” Weiland said. “But they also won’t have the same bonding experience.”Weiland was a member of the 2010 Olympic squad that won a silver medal at Vancouver.last_img read more

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Amel Tuka won the first place in Bar

first_imgBiH athlete Amel Tuka won the first place in the 400 metres race at the International competition in Montengrin town Bar, reports sportsport.baTuka’s result was 47.19 which is the new record of BiH for athletes up to 23 years in this athletic discipline.He is the member of the athletic club ‘Zenica’ and he defeated best ranked athletes of Europe, representative of Ireland and representative of Spain.(photo:wikimedia)last_img

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Lawmakers plan hearings on arousal study at Iowa institution

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa lawmakers plan to hold hearings to investigate problems at a state-run institution for people with intellectual disabilities. House Government Oversight Chairwoman Mary Ann Hanusa says she’s planning a meeting with no date yet confirmed. Gov. Kim Reynolds didn’t object to legislative oversight hearings when asked Tuesday. The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating allegations that the former director was planning to conduct human sexual arousal experiments and had begun questionable hydration therapy on patients and deaths were occurring at a rate that concerned employees.last_img

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