Arsenal are interested in signing Wolves forward Diogo Jota (Picture: Getty)Arsenal have expressed interest in signing Wolves and Portugal forward Diogo Jota this summer, reports say.Jota has thrived at Molineux following his move from Atletico Madrid in 2017, scoring at least ten goals every season since arriving in England.The Portuguese star was a key part of Wolves’ Championship-winning team in 2017-18 and netted ten goals in his debut season in the Premier League.Jota, 23, has continued to impress during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring 15 goals to help Wolves climb to sixth in the Premier League and reach the knockout stages of the Europa League.ADVERTISEMENTMikel Arteta, who is preparing for his first full season as Arsenal manager, wants to sign at least one wide attacker this summer and the Daily Mail say Jota is a top target.AdvertisementAdvertisementJota scored back-to-back hat-tricks in the Europa League earlier in the season and his form has caught the attention of Arsenal, who are currently ninth in the English top-flight.Arsenal boss Arteta, who is currently recovering from coronavirus, has also expressed interest in signing Thomas Partey from Atletico Madrid.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Ghanaian midfielder was part of the Atletico team that knocked Premier League leaders Liverpool out of the Champions League at Anfield on Wednesday night.In Arteta’s first transfer window in charge of Arsenal, the Gunners signed defenders Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares.Arsenal were due to face Brighton this weekend but all professional football in England has been suspended until at least April due to the coronavirus outbreak.MORE: Mikel Arteta sends message to Arsenal fans after testing positive for coronavirusMORE: Pablo Mari raves about ‘unbelievable’ Arsenal star David Luiz Metro Sport ReporterFriday 13 Mar 2020 11:50 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4.6kShares Arsenal line up transfer move for Wolves star Diogo Jota as Mikel Arteta plans summer rebuild Advertisement Advertisement Comment
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.
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.