Mary Rose Brogan, 63, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at her residence in Greensburg.Born May 9, 1952 in Greensburg, she was the daughter of Harold E. and Rose C. (Dwenger) Powers.She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church. She enjoyed watching NASCAR racing and cheering on her favorite driver, Jimmy Johnson. She also enjoyed hearing and counting how many times her grandson’s name was called on the radio during high school football games. She retired from Print Pak in 2011 after working there for many years.She was married to John Dennis Brogan on October 14, 1972 and he survives.She is also survived by two sons, Daniel Eugene (Shannan) Brogan, Vevay, David Scott (Angela Dawn) Brogan, Greensburg; three daughters, Shirley (Scott W.) Wilson, Greensburg, Jennifer Denise (John Christopher Thornton) Brogan, Greensburg, Kayla Richelle (Clayton) Ainscough, Greensburg; five brothers, Harold “Tony” (Norita) Powers, St. Paul, Donald (Dawn) Powers, Ghent, KY, Art (Christine) Powers, Sandusky, Andy (Dawn) Powers, Greensburg, Jacob (Vicki) Powers, Illinois; two sisters, Angela Miller, Greensburg, Dot Perkins, Clay City; twelve grandchildren and six great grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Raymond Powers; three sisters, Rita Sallee, Mabel Kay Yorn, Susan Wilmer.Visitation will be held on Monday from 4 to 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the funeral home with Rev. John Meyer officiating.Interment will be held in the South Park Cemetery.Memorials may be made to the Cancer Care Center in Columbus, Indiana.Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Doris M. Harrison, 87, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 2, 2016 in Indianapolis. Doris was born on November 22, 1929 in Greensburg to Noah and Myrtle (Dawson) Owens. Doris formerly worked for Cub Foods in Indianapolis and she was a member of the Northwest Baptist Church in Indianapolis where she also taught Sunday school for many years. She is survived by 4 daughters; Jackie (Barry) Beyers, Indianapolis, Nancy Ramsbottom, Indianapolis, Mary Ann (Jeff) Ewick, Columbus, and Sherry (John) Kirby, North Carolina, 2 brothers; Lauren “Bunk” Owens, Indianapolis, Billy Owens, Greensburg, 1 sister; Geri McReynolds, Greensburg, 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her parents, son; Ronnie Harrison, brother; Everett Owens, sister; Mary Smith, and son-in-law; Bob Ramsbottom. Visitation will be held at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg from 2-4 pm on Thursday, December 8, followed by funeral services at 4 pm with Rev. Terry Canfield officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or the American Cancer Society through the funeral home
Alvin John Blanken, 84, of Oldenburg, Indiana, passed away peacefully on May 6, 2017, at St. Andrew’s Healthcare Campus in Batesville, Indiana. Alvin was born on May 20, 1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Leo and Geneva (Nee: Barry) Blanken. He married Shirley Prakel on October 8, 1955, and they enjoyed over 61 years of wedded bliss together. The couple is blessed with five sons and one daughter: Greg (Cathy), Doug (Kathryn), Kelly (Millie), Jeff (Vicki), Eric (Kelly), and Tracy (Hans-Werner), as well as being survived by brother Jerome; nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by sister Evelyn Pierson and brothers Leo, Melvin and Elmer.As a Staff Sergeant in the United States Marines, Alvin’s life and world view were deeply impacted by his time served in the Korean Conflict. Similar to the landing at Inchon and the battle of the Chosin Reservoir, Alvin continually showed his perseverance and dedication to all causes near and dear to his heart. Furthering his dedication to the marines, he routinely hosted or attended monthly breakfasts with his fellow marine buddies and their spouses. In spite of his military discipline, Alvin thoroughly enjoyed a good caper with his fellow family and neighborhood cronies.He believed in supporting local businesses and could be spotted in town wearing his “CHOSIN FEW” baseball cap at The Pub, Brau Haus, and the Batesville and Brookville Farmer’s Markets. When able, Alvin regularly attended Mass in Oldenburg.Alvin and Shirley enjoyed travelling to distant destinations such as Germany, Denmark, Austria, and the Netherlands. When they were stateside, they enjoyed coastal living in Hilton Head, South Carolina and the mountain life of Park City, Utah. But most importantly, they cherished time spent with family and friends. We were blessed to learn many valuable lessons from Alvin, among them …”There is no atheist in a foxhole.” Alvin, a gentle giant, will be missed by all who knew him.Visitation is Thursday, May 11th, from 4 – 7 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home with a rosary service at 4 p.m. Funeral services are 11 a.m. Friday, May 12th, at Holy Family Church with Rev. David Kobak O.F.M. officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with military rites conducted by the Brookville V.F.W. Post #2014. Memorials may be made to the Holy Family Church Capital Fund or the Wounded Warriors Project.
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Betty S. Yorn 59, of Milan passed away November 16, 2017 at The Waters of Batesville. Betty was born Sunday May 11, 1958 the daughter of Cecil and Una Faye (Short) Spurlock. She was a member of the Bridge of Hope Church. She had worked for Deufol as a packer for many years. Betty enjoyed playing Bingo, crafts, cooking, baking and spending time with her family.Betty is survived by companion: Kelly Yorn of Milan; sons: Sid (Paula) Yorn Holton; Josh (Jennifer) Yorn of Aurora; daughter: Ashley Mullins of North Bend, Ohio; step-father: Jim Johnson of Sunman; Father: Cecil Spurlock of Milan; brothers: Dencil Spurlock of Moores Hill; Jimmy Johnson of Sunman; sisters: Pam Sloan of Batesville; Denis Simms of Milan; Jean Parrish of Illinois. 7 Grandchildren and 6 Great-Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her mother; two sisters: Carol Lamberth and Denise Spurlock and grandaughter Kaybree Mullins.Funeral services for Betty will be at 11 AM Tuesday November 21, 2017 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Norman officiating. Visitation will also be Tuesday 9-11AM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Family. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 South Main Street PO Box 243, Milan In 47031, 812-654-2141. Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave any online condolence message for the family.
Milan, In. — The Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will hold a “Lunch & Learn” session on Tuesday, January 8 from noon to 1 p.m. at the Milan Public Library. The library is located at 1171 N. Warpath Drive in Milan.The program will focus on the difference between Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia, the stages and risk factors.The program is approved for continuing education credits for social workers in Indiana and Ohio for a cost of $15.The staff of Ripley Crossing will provide lunch at 11:30 a.m.Register online here or call 513-721-4284.
The Oldenburg Academy Lady Twisters Tennis Team participated at The Richmond Invite during The Weekend placing 2nd.OA 3 Silver Creek 2 (District rank #4) JV: OA won 4-1Richmond invite: OA finished 2nd out of 8 teams.OA. Kathryn Wilder – lost to Alexandria, beat Connersville, Northeastern; Angela Wanstrath – beat Richmond, Alexandria, Centerville — she won her #2 singles flight!; Sarah Price – beat Northeastern, Centerville, lost FC; Hanna Hurm/Sarah Preston – lost FC, beat EC, Northeastern; Claire Hollingsworth/Carsen Thompson – beat Conn, Northeastern, lost FC.Here was the order of team finish based on points.1. Franklin Central, 2. OA, 3. Alexandria, 4. Centerville, 5. Richmond, 6. Northeastern, 7. East Central, 8. Connersville.Coaches comments: ‘We had a good win versus a highly ranked opponent in Silver Creek. While it was a 3-2 final, we won convincingly at 1 & 3 singles and 1 doubles. And the matches at 2 singles and 2 doubles were very tight. At Richmond, we also had a good day against some big schools and quality opponents. Everyone had a winning record on the day while Angela went undefeated and played especially well, winning her #2 singles flight.’ Twisters Coach Mark Wilder.OA record on season 5-0. District rank: #6Next opponent: Mooresville on Monday (4-23)
Versailles, In. — Ripley County Prosecutor Ric Hertel has elected to hand the George’s Pharmacy robbery case to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Indiana. The decision was made following a review of Rosa Zinser’s actions during the May 2 incident.Zinser will be removed from the Ripley County Jail for her first appearance in federal court.The case is proceeding through a collaboration between the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Attorney’s office.Prosecutor Hertel and sheriff Jeff Cumberworth both welcome federal resources to deal with criminal activity.
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Coming off of a 2 game home win streak, the Greensburg Pirates hosted the Hauser Jets and fell 3-2. After a very odd start to the game due to some goals being called back on the Jets, Hauser was able to put one in (that counted) off of a penalty kick. Greensburg had several chances, but couldn’t find the equalizer before half. After halftime, the Pirates were able to get on the board thanks to a goal by Collin Springmeyer, his first of the season. The Pirates found Nicholas Zapfe on the outside and he was able to cross it in for Collin to tie the game up at 1-1. It was Zapfe’s 3rd assist on the year. Later in the half, senior Vincent Pavy slipped through the Jets defense and put away his 7th goal of the year to give the Pirates a 2-1 lead. Unfortunately, moments later, the Jets slipped passed the Pirate defense and were able to get a cross off that was put in for the equalizer. With under 8 minutes to play in the game, the Pirate defense broke again. Hauser got a good look from just outside the 18 and were able to bury the game winner. Though Greensburg had a few more scoring chances, they couldn’t capitalize. The loss pushes the Pirates to 2-6 on the season.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Cody DeVolld.