Norman E. Weber, 90, Greensburg, passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the Heritage House Nursing Home in Greensburg. Born, January 7, 1929 in Greensburg, Indiana, he was the son of John Peter and Lillian Augusta (Wiedeman) Weber. Norman served in the Army during the Korean War. He was Sergeant with the 5th Army in Korea. He received several medals, including the Korean Service medal and the Expert Rifle medal. Norman farmed most of his lifetime. He drove a school bus for over 30 years. He was a member of the First Church of God in Greensburg. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, and camping. He collected miniature school buses. He loved woodworking and making things for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He also loved to show and collect antique tractors. He was married to Lois A. Vanderbur on April 13, 1952 in Letts, Indiana and she survives. He is also survived by one son, Larry E. (Rose) Weber, Greensburg; four daughters, Debbie (Donald) Murphy, Anderson, Susie (Sonny) Cupp, Greensburg, Sallie Schoettmer, Troy, OH, Becky (Gary) Lee, Greensburg; twelve grandchildren, Joe (Kate) Weber, Chris Weber, Corey Weber, Kylie (BJ) Galbreth, Heather (Seth) Garrett, Lindsey (Justin) Bahr, Jeff Turner, Emily (Christopher) Sentman, Daniel Schoettmer, Andrea Lee, Michelle Lee, Alex Lee; 16 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Herbert, Arthur, and Jack Weber; sisters, Nellie Grow, Ethel George, Dorothy Powers, Olive Spiegel. Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4 to 7:00 p.m. at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg. Visitation will also be held on Thursday from 9 until the time of the service at 10:00 a.m. at the First Church of God, 731 N. Ireland St. in Greensburg with Rev. Terry Canfield officiating. Interment will be held in the Smyrna Lutheran Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Diabetes Foundation, First Church of God, or to the Honor Flight Dayton, Inc., 200 Canary Ct., Enon, OH 45323. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
ST. LOUIS >> How did Chase Utley feel about hitting .098 through the first five weeks of this season?“It wasn’t ideal,” the laconic veteran said. “It’s not something you really anticipate. But it is what it is. I’ve been through some funks over the course of my career before. You try to stay positive, try to stick with what you know and what helped make you successful. And hopefully, it turns around.”This funk played out in slow speed. Re-signed to a one-year, $2 million deal by the Dodgers just as spring training was starting, Utley was relegated to role player status with Logan Forsythe expected to get the lion’s share of playing time at second base this year. So Utley started just 13 times in the Dodgers’ first 32 games with 58 plate appearances to get to that .098 average on May 8.That Utley’s worst start came in his first season without every-day at-bats is not a coincidence. “Your guess is as good as mine,” he said when asked to explain the turnaround. “Getting some at-bats helps your timing and getting some hits helps your confidence.“(Now I’m) hitting the ball where they’re not playing. I’m getting good pitches to hit and squaring some balls up, putting some good at-bats together. Having a little success can breed confidence and I’ve always had the opinion that a confident hitter is a good hitter.”Turner updateTurner has increased his activity level the past two days, running the arc of the basepaths and taking batting practice on the field. But Roberts said he believes Turner is still a week away from returning from his hamstring injury and will miss the three-game series with the Washington Nationals that starts next week’s homestand.“We’re still, realistically, a week away from thinking about him being back with us,” Roberts said.AlsoReliever Josh Fields rejoined the Dodgers on Wednesday after staying back at the team hotel Tuesday due to illness. …Outfielder Andre Ethier has still not progressed enough from the herniated disc in his back to include baseball activities as part of his workouts. The issue is his ability to recover without undue pain the day after running as part of his workout. Roberts said he does not expect Ethier to be ready to play until after the All-Star break. …Dodgers’ ownership has valued the team at $2.5 billion during their attempts to sell a minority stake, according to a Bloomberg report citing an anonymous source involved in the potential sale. The Guggenheim Group purchased the Dodgers for $2.15 million in 2012. The Dodgers enlisted Galatioto Sports Partners to broker the sale of a minority stake this winter. No timetable has been set for that sale nor is there any specifics about how large a stake is available. …Former Dodgers closer Jonathan Broxton was given his unconditional release by the Cardinals on Wednesday. Broxton, 32, allowed two runs and four hits in the ninth inning against the Dodgers on Tuesday, raising his ERA for the season to 6.89. Broxton spent the first seven years of his career with the Dodgers, earning 72 saves from 2008-10. “Chase is never going to make an excuse. But it’s something that he’s never done before,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “So to, No. 1, buy in and embrace it and do the best he can is one component. Still after his great career never having done it, it’s a completely different regimen and preparation.“I guess we could go back and look at the first 50 at-bats and there was some consistent playing time in there. I just don’t think his swing was right those first 50 at-bats. Now when you take the fact that his legs are under him, his swing is right mechanically and he’s getting run out there on a consistent basis, that certainly helps his production.”Utley’s playing time increased in May as first Forsythe and more recently Justin Turner went on the disabled list, freeing up at-bats for an extra infielder. Opposing teams have stopped feeding the Dodgers a steady diet of left-handed pitching. That has brought Utley’s bat back to life. Through Wednesday, he has started 17 of the Dodgers’ past 22 games and gone 22 for 60 (.367) with nine extra-base hits (three doubles, three triples and three home runs), 14 RBI, six multi-hit games and a .460 on-base percentage in that time.“I think if you look at the past three weeks, he’s been as good as any player in the National League – the on-base, the production,” Roberts said. “If you throw out those first 50 at-bats, he’s off to a great, great start.”That isn’t allowed. And Utley only partly blames his poor start on the adjustment to being a part-time player. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
Palm Beach County commissioners voted unanimously to ask Governor DeSantis to allow them to begin phase one of opening up Palm Beach County and to distance the county from Broward and Miami Dade. The Palm Beach County Mayor, Dave Kerner, will speak with the governor about opening up this afternoon via phone. However, Kerner adds that he does not need the governor’s permission to re-open. Kerner says Palm Beach County has full authority to open on its own terms and is not locked in with what Miami-Dade and Broward counties are doing.Palm Beach County commissioners said they will also send a letter to Gov. Ron DeSantis asking him to move forward with the first phase of reopening for the county.Currently, Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties are excluded from all areas of Phase One of the plan, with the exception of elective surgeries.Under Phase One, which started on Monday, restaurants and retail shops across Florida can operate at 25% capacity.Commissioner Hal Valeche called for a vote to ask DeSantis to disassociate Palm Beach County from Miami-Dade and Broward counties, and allow Palm Beach County to be added to Phase One of the reopening strategy.Valeche called the first phase a “baby step” and said Palm Beach County shouldn’t delay in entering that phase.
Facebook18Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Moms Demand ActionOn Saturday, April 20, the Olympia faith community will join with Moms Demand Action to remember those we have lost to gun violence. April 20 marks the 14th anniversary of the tragic shootings at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO.Leaders from the faith community including Rev. George Ann Boyle (Saint Benedict Episcopal Church, Lacey), Rev. Sandy Brown (First Methodist Church, Seattle), along with Olympia-based Interfaith Works and Seattle-based Faith Action Network, will help ground us in our shared faiths.Rev. Boyle says, “During the vigil, we will remember all victims of gun violence, and we will pray for ways to disarm our suspicion and move forward from anxiety and fear to fearless action together.”The vigil will start at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 114 20th Ave SE, Olympia and will proceed to the Washington State Capitol, Tivoli Fountain.Following the vigil, the group will march to the Washington State Capitol and hear from speakers in support of stronger gun laws such as background checks, high-capacity ammunition magazine limits, and other sensible and responsible federal and state proposals. Current speakers include Rep. Jaime Pedersen (WA 43rd Legislative District), Rep Mike Hope (WA 44th Legislative District), and Senator Karen Fraser (WA 22nd Legislative District).Moms Demand Action WA\Olympia Volunteer, Jocelyn Wood, says, “As a nation, our response to gun violence has been to silence research, create loopholes, and turn a blind eye. That is no longer an option. We owe it to ourselves, and our children, to support gun violence measures and demand action.”When: Saturday, April 20, 2013,2:00 pm Interfaith Vigil2:45 pm March to State Capitol3:00 pm Rally for Gun SenseAbout Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in AmericaMuch like Mothers Against Drunk Driving was created to change laws regarding drunk driving, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America (www.momsdemandaction.org) was created to build support for common-sense gun legislation. The nonpartisan grassroots movement of American mothers is demanding new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes that jeopardize the safety of our children and families. In just a few months, the organization has tens of thousands of members with more than 85 chapters across the United States.