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Jay Leslie Droege

first_imgJay Leslie Droege, 63, of Dillsboro passed away Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at U.C. Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Jay was born Friday, July 20, 1956 in Milan, Indiana, the son of the late Roy and Catherine (Witte) Droege.  He was baptized at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Farmer’s Retreat.  He graduated from Dillsboro High School in 1974 and was an FFA member.  He was a farmer and had a love for John Deere Tractors.Jay is survived by his brother Jeff Droege of Dillsboro; cousins; aunts; uncles; numerous friends and neighbors.  He was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Catherine.A service celebrating his life will be held 11 AM Monday, June 15, 2020 at Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home in Dillsboro.  Burial will follow in St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery at Farmer’s Retreat.  Family and friends may gather to share and remember him 1 – 3 PM Sunday, June 14 also at the funeral home.  Memorials may be given in honor of Jay to the Dillsboro Food Pantry or The American Cancer Society.  Filter-DeVries-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 12887 Lenover Street, Box 146, Dillsboro, IN 47018, (812) 432-5480.  Please reach out to the family through our website at www.filterdevriesmoore.com to leave an online condolence message or memory of Jay for the family.last_img read more

Petr Cech to Retire at the End of Season

first_imgCech’s career was in doubt in October 2006 when he required surgery for a skull fracture after a collision with Reading’s Stephen Hunt.The keeper was out for three months and has since worn a protective head-guard during games.He added: “This is my 20th season as a professional player and it has been 20 years since I signed my first professional contract, so it feels like the right time to announce that I will retire.“I am looking forward to seeing what life holds for me off the pitch.”Cech arrived in England when he was signed by Chelsea from French club Rennes in July 2004.He went on to win 13 trophies with the Stamford Bridge club, including one Champions League and four Premier League titles.He also set a club record of 228 clean sheets in all competitions, beating the previous mark of 208 set by former England international Peter Bonetti between 1960 and 1979.Cech eventually lost his place to Belgian Thibaut Courtois before joining Arsenal and helping the Gunners win the FA Cup in 2017.“For your consummate professionalism, for being the perfect role model, for the 50 clean sheets, for your honesty, your integrity and for your inspiring work with the Arsenal Foundation, we want to say – thank you Petr Cech,” tweeted Arsenal.In a statement on their website, the club added: “Petr recently informed us of his decision. Like all football fans, we are sad about this, but completely understand and support Petr.”“A champion on and off the pitch,” said a message from Chelsea. “Enjoy your retirement.”The Czech goalkeeper was part of the spine of Chelsea’s golden years under the likes of Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and then most spectacularly of all when, with interim manager Roberto di Matteo in charge, he was the hero of the Champions League final win against Bayern Munich on penalties in their own Allianz Arena in 2012.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Arsenal keeper Petr Cech will retire at the end of the season. The 36-year-old joined Arsenal in June 2015 from the London rivals Chelsea, where he spent 11 years.“Having played 15 years in the Premier League and won every single trophy possible, I feel like I have achieved everything I set out to achieve,” said the ex-Czech Republic international.“I will continue to work hard at Arsenal to hopefully win one more trophy this season.”last_img read more

Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers suffer first loss of season to Minnesota-Duluth

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team experienced their first loss this weekend against the University of Minnesota-Duluth — a dismal start to the weekend.Wisconsin (12-1-1-0, 10-1-1-0 WCHA) ended an eight-game winning streak Friday night against the Bulldogs (8-3-3, 7-3-2 WCHA), who defeated the Badgers 4-1. The match highlighted key areas that the Badgers need to fix in their play, especially with their special teams.Friday began what was an especially challenging weekend for one Badger, Nikki Cece. Cece, a freshman goaltender, took the spot of Wisconsin’s usual netminder, Ann-Renée Desbiens, this weekend, against the No. 3 ranked Bulldogs.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers face toughest test to-date with No. 3 Minnesota-DuluthAfter a much-needed weekend off to relax and recover from an intense month of competition, the University of Wisconsin women’s Read…Even though they fell to a challenging team Friday night, Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson knows that the challenge of having a freshman in net and realizes that mistakes will be made early on. Johnson told UW Athletics that this loss did not mean that the team was performing poorly, but that they needed to make sure that some minor issues were fine-tuned as soon as possible.“Overall, we didn’t play poorly,” Johnson said. “We’ve just got to figure out how to get the puck to the net Saturday. That’s the big thing because the first period was good as we had a lot of scoring opportunities and their goaltender met the challenge. We had almost 50 shots in the game and had one crazy deflection go in for us, but we need more of that.”Once Cece and the rest of the Badger team got their footing Saturday night, they began to resemble the same team fans saw two weeks prior. More shots were successfully finding the back of the net and Wisconsin’s top line was proving to be a dominant force.One of the primary keys to the top line’s success was junior Annie Pankowski, who managed to record a natural hat trick Saturday. Pankowski, who had yet to previously score a single goal this season before this weekend’s contest, helped the Badgers shut the Bulldogs out Saturday night. This natural hat trick would be the first in Wisconsin history since Brooke Ammerman’s in 2012.With Pankowski and the rest of her linemates leading the way, and Cece now feeling more confident in her goaltending abilities, the Badgers reciprocated the Bulldogs’ Friday night performance, ending the game with a 4-1 victory.The Badgers come home Friday and Saturday to face Clarkson University. Fans should note that Saturday’s game has been changed to 8 p.m. to accommodate the Wisconsin football game at 2:30 p.m.last_img read more

President Weah, Please Answer Phebe Hospital’s SOS Call and Save Our Rural People

first_imgWe consider this Editorial a very serious one, because it is intended to make a direct and urgent appeal to President George Weah to come to Phebe Hospital’s rescue, in the same way President William R. Tolbert saved this hospital in 1973.What is at stake is yet another very serious crisis at one of the nation’s leading medical and health institutions—Phebe Hospital in Suacoco, Bong County.  Why is Phebe so  critical?  Because it serves millions of rural Liberians; and also travelers through Liberia’s vast interior that may fall sick en route or become victims of terrible accidents along the highways leading through Bong County, on to Lofa, Nimba, Grand Gedeh and beyond.Why do we say that history is about to repeat itself?  Because the crisis at Phebe today is identical to that which befell Phebe in 1973, just after Dr. Walter Gwenigale returned home from his highly successful medical studies in Puerto Rico and Los Angeles, California, United States of America.The alarming story from our Bong County Correspondent Marcus Malayea, published on the back page of yesterday’s Daily Observer, told us that Phebe is probably the nation’s oldest hospital—97 years.  It was started by American Lutherans in Harrisburg, Montserrado County around 1921 when they opened their first Liberian mission in this part of Montserrado County, on the Right Bank of the St. Paul River.  Attached to the hospital was a School of Nursing.  There in Harrisburg the Lutherans also planted the E.V. Day Girls School.  The Lutherans put their male students school across the river in Millsburg, and called it the Muelenberg Boys School.Nearly a half century later the Lutherans, in collaboration with the Episcopal and Methodist Churches, relocated Phebe to Suacoco, in the then Central Province which in 1964 became Bong County.  It was an ultra-modern medical facility in the heart of rural Liberia, equipped with a modern operating room and X-ray department, electricity and running water.  A little later, Phebe joined with Cuttington College and Divinity School (now Cuttington University) to open the nation’s first degree-granting School of Nursing.But immediately upon Dr. Gwenigale’s return from his medical studies, the Lutheran missionaries at Phebe told him they were closing Phebe and turning it into a health center.  They said there was no money to continue running the hospital, because American Lutherans were now focusing on saving “the heathen at home, rather than the heathen abroad.”Dr. Gwenigale, who had returned with his Puerto Rican wife Carmen, a well-trained radiologist and their year-old  first son, Walter, Jr., did not panic at this alarming revelation.  The doctor, also a surgeon, made a fast move.  He drove to Monrovia one morning and found his Cuttington classmate, now a journalist, at the Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism and told him the terrible news about Phebe.  Walter Gwenigale, along with his Lutheran Training Institute classmate Wilton Sankawulo, had graduated in 1959, just as Kenneth Y. Best had graduated from the Booker Washington Institute that same year and the three of them, among many others from all over Liberia, met at Cuttington as freshmen in February 1960.  In mid-1961 the Lutherans sent Walter to Puerto Rico for medical studies.  He presented to his classmate the crisis he faced immediately on his return—Phebe, the hospital he had returned home well prepared to serve, was closing down.“So what do you want me to do?” asked  KYB.“I want you to write about it to see if we can stop Phebe from closing.”That same weekend Mr. Best traveled to Phebe in Suacoco, interviewed the Lutherans in charge of Phebe, who confirmed the imminent closure, met the Hospital Board that was meeting that Saturday morning, then toured the entire facility, including all the infrastructure. The result was two major stories the following week—on Tuesday and Thursday, published in the Liberian Star, a daily, and the bi-weekly Liberian Age. On seeing the stories, President William R. Tolbert summoned his Health Minister, Counselor Oliver Bright, who confirmed to him Phebe’s imminent closure, because the Lutherans said they had no more money to keep the hospital open. “How much does it cost to run Phebe annually,” President Tolbert enquired.“US$400,000, Mr. President, according to Mr. Best,” Minister Bright replied.President Tolbert immediately dictated a letter to his younger brother, Finance Minister Steve Tolbert, directing him to provide US$400,000 annually to keep Phebe Hospital open.Dr. Gwenigale took over Phebe immediately and ran it successfully for over 30 years, even through the war years.  It was this enviable legacy that led President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to appoint him her Health Minister for most of her tenure.We appeal to President George Weah to repeat history by doing for Phebe what President Tolbert did for this critical medical institution on which millions of our rural people as well as travelers up country depend for their health, medical and even emergency needs.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA NOTES, GLENCOLMCILLE

first_imgNaomh Columba 16.05.2011Comhghairdeas le foireann peile Scoil Náisiúnta na Carraige a bhain cluiche cheannais Cumann na mBunscoil maidin Dé Sathairn. Tá achan duine iontach bródúil asaibh agus an éacht mór atá déanta agaibh.Many congratulations to SN na Carraige, who took home the Cumann na mBunscoil title on Saturday last, after overcoming Drumkeen in Burt. Fair play to all involved in their historic victory.Our ladies will start their championship campaign this Sunday, with an away fixture to Ard a Rátha. Throw in at 12 noon. Cúrsaí faoi-aois: Our u14 girls travelled to Towney on Tuesday evening, and enjoyed a comprehensive victory over Cill Chartha.Our u14 lads enjoyed a good league victory in Ballintra on Wednesday evening last. At the time of going to press they were due to continue their league campaign with a game v Kilcar in Páirc na nGael on Wednesday evening.The under 16 county divisional semi-final vs Glenfin, which had been scheduled for Monday evening was postponed due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled for Thursday evening in Dunkineely.Throw-in at 6.30pm. Bus leaving Glen at 5pm, Carrick at 5.15pm. Our under 12 team are due to travel to Towney on Monday next, May 23rd. Many thanks to everyone who supported the minor board’s recent Guess the Score competition, and well done to Martin Boyle, Killybegs, who guessed the score correctly, and won €100.The Healthy Hearts, Healthy Lives mobile screening unit will be at Páirc na nGael this Saturday. Any last minute bookings can be directed to Christina on 086 0781837 / Caitríona on 086 1970127.Well done to Jim Mc Guinness and the county team on their win on Sunday. Níor bhaineadh lotto na seachtaine seo caite, uimhreacha 3-5-16-22. Duaiseanna Aitheantais: €50 Paddy Mc Brearty, An Charraig, €30 Anna Mc Brearty, Mín an Aoire, €20 Anna Ní Chasaide,Teileann, €20 James J. Boyle, An Baile Ard, €20 Maire Ó Beirn, Málainn Bheag. Lotto na seachtaine seo chugainn – 17/5/2011 – €3200.GAA: NAOMH COLUMBA NOTES, GLENCOLMCILLE was last modified: May 18th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:glencolmcille gaa noteslast_img read more