Leola Elizabeth Ebinger

first_imgBrothers:Roy Miller of HoltonRalph (Joyce) Miller of Osgood SURVIVORS:Sons:  Ronald (Billie Sue) Ebinger of HoltonRichard (Wanda) Ebinger of Greensburg, INDavid (Lisa) Ebinger of Holton Arrangements by Neal’s Funeral Homewww.nealsfuneralhome.net VISITATION:   Monday, June 6, 2016/ Neal’s Funeral Home/ 5:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m.FUNERAL:       Tuesday, June 7, 2016/ St. John’s Catholic Church, Osgood/10:00 a.m.BURIAL:           Church cemetery.MEMORIALS: St. John’s Cemetery Leola Elizabeth Ebinger, age 95 of Holton, Indiana, surrounded by her family, entered the gates of heaven early Friday evening, June 3, 2016 at the Manderley Health Care Center in Osgood. She was the loving daughter of the late Leo John and Eva Marie Koechlin Miller. Leola married Charles Edward Ebinger on April 17, 1948 and to this union, three sons and three daughters were born. At an early age, Charles preceded her in death on November 4, 1968, leaving Leola with five children still at home to raise. With great spiritual strength and strong work ethics, she successfully raised her family! Working for the US Shoe Factory in Osgood for approximately 15 years and raising gardens were ways in which she provided for her family. Attending St. John’s Catholic Church of Osgood was a very important part of her family’s life. She was a very devoted member and had also served on the Parish Council. Quilting had always been a great passion. She gave quilts to each of her children, grandchildren, and also to many friends. Each great grandchild received a baby quilt.  In her later years, she enjoyed being a member of the local Red Hatters’. Daughters:Charla (Steve) McEvoy of HoltonCheryl (Rick) Caswell of GreensburgDebby Ebinger of Holton She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Leslie and Paul Miller;  2 sisters Mary Thola and Florence Miller; and also 1 grandson, Jeremy Ebinger. Grandchildren: 19Great Grandchildren: 44Great Great Grandchildren: 2 Sister-in-law:  Laura Miller of Greensburglast_img read more

Osaka Victorious in Thrilling Final, Wins Consecutive Grand Slams

first_imgJapan’s Naomi Osaka Saturday beat Czech Petra Kvitova in a thrilling Australian Open final to win back-to-back Grand Slams and become the new world number one.Osaka, who replaces Simona Halep at the top of the rankings after the Romanian’s 48-week stint, becomes the first Asian player to be world number oneThe US Open winner, 21, shed tears after missing three championship points in the second set but regrouped to win 7-6 (7-2) 5-7 6-4. The fourth seed broke for 2-1 in the decider, then served out the win. Osaka holds the Australian Open trophy Eighth seed Kvitova, 28, was bidding for her first major title since being stabbed in a knife attack.Osaka was all smiles during the trophy presentation in Melbourne – in contrast to her US Open victory – and she continued a tradition of slightly awkward acceptance speeches.“Erm, hello. Sorry, public speaking isn’t my strong point so I hope I can get through this,” she said. “I read notes before this but I still forgot what I was meant to say. Thank you everyone, I am really honoured to have played in this final.”Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, who said she was fortunate to be alive after the stabbing incident in December 2016, showed resilience to take the match into a third set as momentum swung from side to side.Victory seemed to be inevitable for Osaka before Kvitova broke back for 5-5 in the second, then going on to win 12 points in a row to lead for the first time since the start of that set.However, after welling up at the end of the second set while she left the court for a bathroom break, Osaka regained focus to take a decisive advantage in the decider.She went on to become the first player since American Jennifer Capriati in 2001 to follow her maiden Grand Slam win immediately with another triumph..She is also the youngest to hold top spot since Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki, then aged 20, took the ranking in 2010.Osaka claimed her first Grand Slam by beating 23-time champion Serena Williams in a dramatic final at Flushing Meadows, which is remembered for the American’s row with umpire Carlos Ramos.That left the Japanese player in tears and hiding behind her visor as she collected the trophy to the sounds of jeers from home fans in New York angry at Ramos, with Williams having to appeal for calm and respect for the new champion.This time the atmosphere as she collected the trophy could not have been more different.The Rod Laver Arena, which sounded evenly split in terms of support during the match, erupted when she finally sealed victory after two hours and 27 minutes.More followed as she lifted the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup before the 15,000-capacity stadium fell silent as Osaka started her victory speech by praising Kvitova’s career comeback.“I wouldn’t have wanted this to be our first match, but huge congratulations to you and your team,” she told the Czech. “You are amazing and I am honoured to have played you in a Grand Slam final.”Kvitova was contesting her first Grand Slam final since her second Wimbledon win in 2014, with many fans hoping she could cap one of the sport’s most inspirational stories with a fairytale finish.Moments after Osaka sealed victory, an emotional Kvitova sat with her head in her hands as she seemed to be processing how far she has come over the past two years.The left-hander needed surgery on her playing hand after the attack in a robbery at her home in the Czech Republic.She sustained damage to ligaments and tendons when fighting off an intruder, but returned to the sport five months later.“It is crazy. I cannot believe I played in the final of a Grand Slam again,” said Kvitova, whose voice was breaking as she fought back tears. “It was a great final – well done, Naomi.“Thank you to my team for sticking with me, especially because we didn’t even know if I could hold a racquet again. It wasn’t that easy.”After showing extraordinary determination to return to the sport, Kvitova also demonstrated her fight on the court to take her first Australian Open final into a decider.Trailing 5-3 in the second set, she survived three championship points by landing five successive first serves and then broke to level at 5-5.Defeat means Kvitova also missed out on becoming the world number one for the first time, although she will rise to second when the rankings are released tomorrow.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Badgers keep hot-handed Illinois cool

first_imgPoint guard Jordan Taylor took blame for UW’s loss in East Lansing but the Junior responded with 22 points in a win over Illinois.[/media-credit]Coming into Saturday’s matchup against No. 21 Wisconsin, No. 16 Illinois brandished the nation’s 13th-best field goal percentage, at 48.8.At the Kohl Center, though, that number dropped to 30.2, as the Fighting Illini (13-5, 3-2) dropped their second straight game, 76-66. The Badgers (13-4, 3-2) have not allowed an opponent to shoot 40 percent or better in the last three games.Led by senior forward Jon Leuer, the Badgers featured three scorers in double digits for the fifth game in a row. Leuer led all scorers with 26 points, hitting nine of 16 shots from the field, while also grabbing nine rebounds.Against a big Illinois team, Wisconsin opted for a big lineup of its own, starting redshirt sophomore Jared Berggren and senior Tim Jarmusz. Among all the giants on the floor, Illinois head coach Bruce Weber said Leuer stood taller than all others.“Leuer, definitely, was the guy that was special tonight, they went with the big lineup, it allowed him to go inside a little bit,” Weber said. “As the game went on, he was the key to the game. Every time they needed a basket they were able to go to him and he was able to respond.”Junior guard Jordan Taylor filed 22 points for Wisconsin, while senior forward Keaton Nankivil chipped in another 14 points, complimented by seven rebounds and three blocks.In the first half, both teams struggled to shoot efficiently and were especially plagued from beyond the arc. Wisconsin went one for 12 from three-point land, but it was Illinois that converted the first three-pointer of the game with just under two minutes remaining in the period.The Illini appeared to be gaining some momentum when D.J. Richardson knocked down the team’s second three-pointer with 42 seconds remaining to take a 25-24 lead.But with less than 10 seconds remaining, Taylor drove to right from the top of the key and kicked the ball out to Jarmusz in the corner who took advantage of the open look and gave Wisconsin a 27-25 lead at the half.“I was trying to get in the lane and make a play,” Taylor said. “(Demetri) McCamey kind of ran off of Tim a little bit and I saw him open, hit him, and Tim hit a big shot. It’s always good when you can go into the break with a lead. It’s a big momentum builder and a big confidence builder, especially in a manner like that.”The Badgers’ lone three-pointer proved to be pivotal, as Wisconsin never relinquished the lead from there and opened the second half with a 13-2 scoring run to widen the gap to 40-27.During that scoring run at the second half’s beginning, the Badgers converted on three of four attempts from the arc, two of which came off the hands of Nankivil.Wisconsin went on to hit five of eight three-point shots in the second half, a 54.2 percent difference compared to the first half.“I don’t really think we were doing anything differently, I think shots just started to fall,” Taylor said. “Keaton had two big threes, I think it was, and we were just being aggressive and I think balls just started to fall our way.”From there, Wisconsin’s lead remained constant between seven and 11 points for the rest of the game.Once there were less than 10 minutes remaining in regulation, fouls came flooding in, and nearly each one was met with booming reactions from the crowd. For three consecutive possessions, Illinois guard McCamey drove hard to the basket to draw a foul and the trend did not abate much for the rest of the game.McCamey led the Illini with 23 points, the bulk of which came from the line in the second half as he attempted 19 free throws in the period alone. Overall, he converted on 17 of 21 free throws and three of 13 field goals.Although Wisconsin’s grasp of the game never seemed in question, Leuer said afterward that it was difficult for the team to establish a rhythm as the game neared it’s end.“I don’t think it was an issue really in the first half. It seemed like we had a good flow to the game going,” Leuer said. “Not until late did it get to be a lot of fouls called, but they were calling it both ways. It’s the players’ job to adjust to how the refs are calling the game. Regardless of how they’re calling it you have to adjust and find a way to win and we did that.”last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 RB signee Jo-El Shaw to attend Lackawanna College instead of SU

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: 3-star running back Jo-El Shaw becomes 16th member of 2016 classSyracuse football recruiting: What to know about Syracuse’s Class of 2016 Published on June 28, 2016 at 10:43 am Contact Matt: [email protected] | @matt_schneidman AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShaw signed his letter of intent to Syracuse in February and was scheduled to begin practicing with the team in August. The running back totaled 1,278 yards on the ground and 21 touchdowns for Woodland Hills (Pennsylvania) High School while sharing the backfield with Penn State signee Miles Sanders.The 6-foot-1, 230-pound Shaw, who would’ve presumably played in a power-back role for Syracuse, was originally headed to Western Michigan but SU running backs coach Mike Hart (who previously coached the position at WMU) reeled in Shaw for the Orange. Comments Syracuse football signee Jo-El Shaw will play for Lackawanna College instead of the Orange this fall, a source from Lackawanna confirmed to The Daily Orange Tuesday morning.The Lackawanna football Twitter account welcomed Shaw to the program at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday but it was unclear why he wouldn’t be joining SU anymore. The source said, that while he hasn’t seen Shaw’s transcript yet, anytime Lackawanna gets a player who is signed to a Power 5 school it is almost always because of academics. Then, the player comes to Lackawanna to try and get the required 2.5 grade point average, the source said, before continuing onto Division I. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more