Rush County resident to challenge Zeimke in District 55

first_imgBatesville, In. — Rush County resident and current commissioner, Mark Bacon has entered the race for state representative in District 55 as a Republican.Bacon has been a lifelong resident of Rush County and has served on the Farm Bureau Executive Committee, Luke Messer’s Agriculture Advisory Council, past chairman of the Indiana Ag Law Foundation, Director of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and has participated in foreign trade trip to Japan with the U.S. Meat Export Federation and to Korea with the U.S.A. Poultry Egg Export Council. Bacon also participated in $-H for 10 years and FFA for four years.Bacon describes himself as pro-life, pro-agriculture, pro-gun rights and wants to promote family values.Bacon has been married to his wife Linda for 40 years, has two grown children and has three grandchildren.For more information about Bacon click here.last_img read more

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DeFrance takes Late Model title, Mueller sees 100th victory at Marshalltown

first_imgJeff Mueller’s Friday night win at Marshalltown Speedway was the 100th of his IMCA Sunoco Stock Car career. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) Tom Berry Jr. continued his domination in the IMCA Modified division, winning for the seventh time at the High Banks, and Johnathon Logue made it two in a row in the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods.  IMCA Sunoco Late Models wrapped up their regular season and hometown hero Darrel De­France claimed the track title as well as winning the feature. He led from the drop of the green to the checkers in a 20-lap race that went non-stop.    Jeff Mueller had to dig around the bottom of the track in the 18-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car fea­ture to get the win, but he got the job done. Mueller started 12th, caught and passed rim-riding Dallon Murty at lap 12 and held the lead to the finish to earn his career 100th win in the division.  MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Aug. 7) – Feature wins were especially notable Friday at Marshalltown Speedway. By Joyce Eisele Solomon Bennett snagged his first-ever win at Marshalltown in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks.last_img read more

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Oliver Norwood hails Sir Alex’s impact on Northern Ireland’s stars

first_img Press Association Six of Michael O’Neill’s France-bound squad came through the ranks at Old Trafford, although only defender Paddy McNair is still with the club. Jonny and Corry Evans, Oliver Norwood, Craig Cathcart and Luke McCullough all learned their trade under the Ferguson regime before moving on. Sir Alex Ferguson may be long retired, but his influence will still be felt at Euro 2016 in the shape of resurgent Northern Ireland. Yet Reading midfielder Norwood is convinced the values instilled by the peerless Scot are continuing to do Northern Ireland proud. “It might sound silly, but the United lads were brought up properly,” he said. “We worked under the regime of the best manager who’s ever managed in football, Sir Alex Ferguson. “What he passed through that club – to the youth team, to every academy boy – that’s something we can look back on with pride. “We were all together there and now we’re all together here at Northern Ireland. “We were brought up in a proper football club, training every day with world-class players, but seeing they’re just normal people. “I don’t think you’ll ever see a ‘big time Charlie’ coming out of that Manchester United system because it’s not allowed there.” The Old Trafford effect has not been lost on manager O’Neill either. “There’s a number of our players who have that same good grounding,” he said, having watched his side seal top spot in Group F with a 1-1 draw in Finland. “They may have come away from Manchester United, but they’ve fought back from that disappointment and developed careers for themselves. “Some of them, like Cathcart, are back in Premier League and some are in the Championship, but now they’re here performing on the international stage and they’re going to get the chance to go to a major finals.” Norwood, whose club connections helped him get Cristiano Ronaldo’s shirt when Northern Ireland drew in Porto three years ago, is one of only two ever presents in the current campaign, alongside Gareth McAuley. It might all have been very different for the Burnley-born player had he not been persuaded by the Evans brothers to commit to the country of his grandfather. He had been capped by England at Under-17 level, but was persuaded he could progress more quickly in a green shirt. Twenty-nine caps and one triumphant qualification later and it is a call the 24-year-old is more than happy with. “It was thanks to Corry and Jonny that I came aboard five or six years ago, and I’m grateful to them for tapping me up now!” he said. “It was actually very easy to be fair, it was a chance to play international football. “It’s a decision I’m really proud of and glad that I took.” Norwood can now look forward to testing himself on the big stage next summer, where Northern Ireland will once again be looking to turn expectations on their head. “There’s great team spirit in this squad. Everybody buys into what Michael wants to do and now we’ve got the chance to play in a major tournament,” he said. “That’s what you dream of as young boy watching those competitions on the TV. “That’s something we’re going to be a part of now. It’s something I’m personally very proud of. “I’ve been available for every game in qualifying and for the manager to pick me each time means I must be doing something right.” last_img read more

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Tipp denied win over Kilkenny in Nowlan Park thriller

first_imgPremier Manager Michael Ryan says despite the loss, the team are walking away with a stronger squad after incorporating lots of new blood in yesterdays panel. He spoke to Tipp FM’s Stephen Gleeson about his decision to keep players like Paudie Maher on the sidelines: Photo © Tipp FM Tipperary’s hopes of a win against Kilkenny in the National Hurling League were denied in a thrilling finale in Nowlan Park on Sunday.Brian Cody’s side won a cracking Division 1A contest by 2-22 to 2-21, with the loss meaning that Tipp must beat Cork next Sunday to reach the quarter-finals.Kilkenny’s Richie Leahy sealed the winning point for the Cats in the last minute of extra time.last_img

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