Mr. Burnie Hunt

first_imgFull military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59 at the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or to the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Wednesday, October 5, 2016, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Everlasting Services will be conducted by the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at the funeral home. Mr. Burnie Hunt, age 92, of Florence, Indiana, entered this life on April 12, 1924, in Lancaster, Kentucky, the son of the late, Purda, Sr. and Avirilla Beatrice (Kidd) Hunt. He was raised in Garrett County, Kentucky where he attended school. Burnie moved to the Switzerland County community in 1934. Burnie was inducted into the United States Army on December 8, 1944, in Indianapolis, Indiana, serving during World War II. He earned the Victory Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon and the Good Conduct Medal. Burnie was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal on November 17, 1946, at Fort Sheridan, Illinois. Burnie was united in marriage on May 20, 1949, at the Switzerland Baptist Church Parsonage in Vevay, Indiana, to Gladys Harlow and to this union arrived two sons, Gene and Ernie to bless their home. Burnie and Gladys shared 67 loving years of marriage together until his death. Burnie was a former Machine Operator for the Switzerland County Highway Department, retiring in 1987 after 12 years of service. He was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church and the Rising Sun American Legion Post #59. Burnie resided in the Florence, Indiana community since 1950. Burnie enjoyed farming all of his life, traveling, listening to Blue Grass music and spending time with his grandkids and great-grandkids. Burnie will be dearly missed by his loving family and his community. Burnie passed away at 5:05 pm, Sunday, October 2, 2016, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Burnie will be dearly missed by his loving wife of 67 years: Gladys (Harlow) Hunt of Florence, IN; his son: Gene Hunt and his wife: Marie of Madison, IN; his grandchildren: Chanda Hart and her husband: Toby, Danny Hunt and his companion: Mara Bear, Lauren Jo Hunt and her companion: Jason Mayer, Kelsey Hunt and Jacob Hunt; his great-grandchildren: Lane, Kelli, Ryan and Aleiah; his brothers: Purda Hunt, Jr. of Dillsboro, IN and Clarence Hunt and his wife: Ramona of Bennington, IN; his sisters: Emma June Agnew and her husband: Ted of Paradise, CA, Ora Lee Schwade of Seymour, IN and Ann Combs and her husband: Loren of Deerfield, KS and his numerous nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents: Purda Hunt, Sr. and Avirilla Beatrice (Kidd) Hunt; his son: Ernie Hunt; his daughter-in-law: Ruth Ann Hunt; his brothers: Fred, Doug, Ernest, J.W. and Walter Hunt and his sister: Mary Frances Brown.Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, October 6, 2016, at 11:00 am, by at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.last_img read more

SCOTUS Blocks Citizenship Question on 2020 Census

first_imgThe high court decided unanimously not to allow the citizenship question on the 2020 census. SCOTUS sent the case back to the Federal Court.The question was on the census for years and the Trump administration wanted it to be put back on.The decision sends the case back to the trial courts to consider new evidence, therefore, there is not time to add the question to the upcoming census.The U.S. Supreme Court says federal courts have no role in regulating partisan gerrymandering, which is the political process of drawing congressional district lines. In a case involving North Carolina and Maryland, justices said they cannot decide an issue that is up to state legislatures. The ruling was 5-4 and fell along conservative-liberal lines. Those challenging gerrymandering argued that some states violate the Constitution by going too far in drawing congressional boundaries, based on partisan interests.last_img read more

Vogel bypasses redshirt season

first_imgMore times than not, freshmen entering the world of Big Tenwrestling figure on redshirting their freshman year. It?s to be expected inwhat many call the toughest conference in the NCAA. With the Big Ten winning 12of the last 18 national championships ? the other six going to Oklahoma State ?those new to this level need that redshirt year to take in the essence andtruly understand the level of play they are now up against.Of the five freshmen who came to campus this fall towrestle, one is taking a different path by wrestling as a true freshman.Despite the ups and downs, freshman Kendall Vogel has adapted as well as onecould in the Big Ten.?I knew that coming in as a freshman that there?s lots tolearn,? Vogel said. ?It?s a whole different level at [Division I].?Vogel?s route to Wisconsin followed several other teammembers? paths. Vogel is a homegrown kid, growing up in Westfield, a city about70 miles north of Madison. He reached the WIAA state championship three timesin his four years of high school wrestling, winning a title last year as asenior at 160 pounds weight class and finished with an overall record of 42-1.So far in his freshman year, Vogel has a 9-14 record andstands at 1-5 in the Big Ten. His one win in conference, however, was by pin.Vogel knew coming in that this would be a whole different ball game than lastyear.?It?s definitely different from high school,? Vogel said.?Just because there?s such a tradition in the Big Ten, and knowing your part ofthat. In high school there?s that small town rivalry, but here ? Big Ten, NCAA,D1 ? it?s a cool feeling. I get to wrestle at Wisconsin as a true freshman. It?sa great feeling.?Vogel didn?t know for sure this would be his next stop aftergraduation. After finishing runner-up at state as a junior, Vogel had a fewinterests from other colleges. It was that summer before his senior year whenhe spent a week at a camp in Colorado Springs at the USA Olympic trainingcenter, where Vogel grabbed the attention of Badger assistant coach, BartChelesvig.?Bart did a techniques session, and that was when they firstcontacted me,? Vogel said. ?It?s Badger-everything growing up here. I knew thiswould be the best situation to have that opportunity.?Since coming to campus in September, Vogel has adapted wellto the change of life. His hometown has a population of 1,300, so coming to acity of more than 200,000 can be quite a shock.?It was a lot to get used to,? Vogel said.Once here and in the wrestling room for workouts, there weretalks of redshirting. Vogel originally had planned on taking this year as a redshirtto adapt to the life of a Division 1 wrestler. However, head coach Barry Davishad a problem. He needed someone to step in for departed senior andAll-American Tyler Turner at 149 pounds.?This is one of the toughest weight classes in the countryright now,? Davis said. ?Sometimes it?s good for a kid to come in right awayand wrestle. I think Kendall Vogel was ready for it, and that?s why we did it.?Now that his freshman year is almost over, Vogel knows thisis the time to turn it on. A year ago Vogel was preparing for the WIAAIndividual State Tournament, where he dominated the field en route to histitle. This week, Vogel is preparing for the Badgers last team dual againstNorthwestern before the Big Ten Championships March 8 and 9 in Minneapolis.Despite the ups and downs thus far, Vogel knows now is when his team needs himmost.?I mean, it?s definitely been a bumpy road,? Vogel said. ?Iknew that coming in as a freshman that there?s lots to learn, it?s a wholedifferent level at D1. But the best I can do is keep improving and keep tryingto get to that next level. That?s what the team needs, what the coaches wantand what I want.?While Vogel knows there is still a lot to learn, Davisbelieves Vogel has done well, all things considered.?I think he understands what Big Ten wrestling is all aboutand what wrestling is about in Division I. I think he?s making that adjustment,?Davis said. ?He?s a mentally tough kid and a key player down the road for us.?last_img read more