Farley Speedway pre-season car show set for March 31

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyFARLEY, Iowa – The annual Farley Speedway pre-season race car show is set to be held inside the beautiful Palace Ballroom on Saturday, March 31. The spacious Palace Ballroom is located on the Farley Speedway grounds and has ample space to host a large number of race cars.The show will get underway at 11 a.m. and will feature free admission to all patrons. A DJ will be on hand for entertainment and will be playing your favorites from 1-5 p.m. The Palace Ballroom will also be featuring drink and food specials throughout the show.In addition, the Farley Speedway Kids Club will host a variety of events for youngsters including an Easter Egg Hunt and the Easter Bunny is also scheduled to make an appearance.Adults will have an opportunity to purchase 50/50 tickets and sign up for door prizes and returning this year will be the popular “Pick Your Pockets” game for some very nice prizes. Race cars entered will be judged by the fans in attendance and trophies will be awarded to the best appearing full-bodied car, Modified, novelty division and a overall “Best of Show” will be awarded. Drivers are encouraged to call the Farley Speedway office at 563 744-3620 to register their cars for this opportunity to showcase their 2018 race cars. Additional information can be found by logging on to the Farley Speedway website at www.Farleyspeedwaypromotions.comlast_img read more

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Season opener tonight at Buena Vista Raceway

first_imgIMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are on the draw/redraw card. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, state and track points will be awarded.  ALTA, Iowa – Pit gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. today (Wednesday) for the season opener at Buena Vista Raceway. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Pit passes are $25 for adults, $15 for kids ages 6-10 and free for five and under. Tonight’s race program at Alta will be broadcast by Advantage Racing TV, part of the IMCA.TV net­work. Spectator admission is $10 for adults, $5 for seniors 65 and over, veterans and students ages 13-18, and free for kids 12 and under and active military personnel. last_img read more

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Cottage Grove Speedway hosts March 15 swap meet

first_imgBy Ben Deatherage COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. – With the upcoming season a little over a month away, Cottage Grove Speedway will host a special racers’ swap meet at the Western Oregon Exposition Fairgrounds, located adjacent to the race track, on Saturday, March 15.This will be a chance for race teams to sell off some of their excess or unused inventory or purchase some extra equipment for the upcoming campaign. The swap meet is scheduled to last from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and spaces are $35 each. Space is limited so hurry and get your spot reserved today. Not only will race car parts and components be up for sale but the event is also a chance for drivers to get their registration forms filled out and turned in so they can get their 2014 track license.All drivers turning their registration forms in at the swap meet will be entered into a drawing to win an extra special prize. Anyone interested can contact CGS General Manager Heather Boyce at 541 729-8666.last_img read more

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Hogge gets LVMS Dirt Track monkey off his back with Friday feature win

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. (March 4) – For all his Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified career accomplishments, Friday’s victory at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a first for Bobby Hogge IV.The Salinas, Calif., veteran raced from 13th starting to win the main event at the half-mile Dirt Track. The victory was his first in the class at LVMS since he started racing at the Duel In The Desert in the 1990s.“It was a good race for us all night. Obviously, racing from 13th was exciting,” said Hogge. “I’ve missed maybe three Duels In the Desert and this was my first win here in a Modified. It’s pretty neat to get that monkey off my back.”The checkers were good for $750 and came in a borrowed ride. A night after sweeping the top three positions, Bill Henderson-owned cars finished 1-2 as Cody Laney repeated as runner-up.Hogge and Laney swapped slide jobs before Hogge took the lead with five circuits left in the 25-lapper. His margin of victory was close to five car lengths.“Once I got the lead I tried to make sure I didn’t make any mistakes with Cody running behind me,” said Hogge, who’d been third in the Thursday show. “Our cars are pretty much identical.”Casey Delp, Logan Drake and Ethan Dotson finished third through fifth, respectively.Thirty-nine cars were on hand at LVMS for a second straight night.Feature results – 1. Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; 2. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 3. Casey Delp, Rock Springs, Wyo.; 4. Logan Drake, San Luis Obispo, Calif.; 5. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 6. Robert Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.; 8. Josh Vogt, Santa Maria, Calif.; 9. Randy McDaniel, Olivehurst, Calif.; 10. Jake Donnelly, Rigby, Idaho; 11. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif.; 12. Mike Kirby, Lomita, Calif.; 13. Kevin Irwin, Bakersfield, Calif.; 14. Wade Taylor, Spring Creek; 15. Steve Simpson Jr., Kingman, Ariz.; 16. Clifton King, Pahrump; 17. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 18. R.C. Whitwell, Tucson, Ariz.; 19. Justen Yeager, Green River, Wyo.; 20. Nick Nelson, Farmington, N.M.; 21. Jim Perkins, Williams, Ariz.; 22. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 23. Mitch Dickinson, Richfield, Utah; 24. Colt Mather, Keswick, Iowa.last_img read more

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UWF Volleyball defeats Emporia State to improve to 8-0.

first_imgUWF Volleyball defeats Emporia State to improve to 8-0. Sept. 7, 2007 Box Score  PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida Volleyball team put away a strong Emporia State team 31-29, 30-28, and 30-22 Friday night in the UWF Fieldhouse, to prepare for two matches against Sunshine State Conference opponents on Saturday. The Argos take on Rollins College at 3:00 pm and then play the #2 ranked Tampa Spartans, who are the defending Division II National Champions, at 7:00 pm.Tonight the Argos survived one of their toughest matches to date. Emporia State, now 7-4 on the season, was matching the Argos, Attack for Attack, for the first two games, only to have UWF get the key points at the end. During game one, the Argos took a 28-23 lead, only to see the Hornets from Emporia State score six straight points to take a 29-28 lead. However, Sarah Harrison (Sr. / Sinton, Texas) countered with a Kill to tie the score at 29, and one point later, Madeline Gonzalez (Jr. / Puerto Rico) served an Ace to put away game one.Game two was very close throughout, as neither team had a lead greater than two points. With the score at 27-26, Luciana Rapach (Jr. / Brazil)and Harrison combined on a key block to put UWF up by two, then Jamie Nichols (Fr. / Crawfordville, Fla.) added a kill to put the Argos up 29-27, and one point later, Rapach had a monster kill to win game two. Finally, UWF was too strong in game three, as they out-hit Emporia State .378 to .140 in the final game.Isabela Gualberto (Sr. / Brazil) lead the Argos with 15 kills, and Rapach added 13 kills, while Gonzalez recorded 40 Assists. Defensively, Jerica Carter (Jr. / Gainesville, Fla.) led the way with 22 digs. Emporia State had strong performances from Arica Shepard (15 kills) and Brianne Boner (10 kills) to play the Argos even through the first two games. Boner recorded two big kills that helped Emporia State take a 29-28 lead near the end of game one.However, West Florida scored when they needed to. “Once again, we did not panic, and stepped up on the big points in a close game one,” stated Head Coach Melissa Wolter. “Emporia is a tough team, and they play in a very strong conference against some tough competition,” Wolter explained, which indicates that the 3-0 win shows the Argos are for real. “We are looking for different players to step up on different nights, and tonight Luciana (Rapach) stepped up and played a great match,” said Wolter.The Argos might need several players to step up on Saturday, as they will host a match against the defending National Champions and #2 ranked Tampa at the UWF Fieldhouse at 7:00 pm. Through the first eight matches, several different players have been putting up great numbers each match, which indicates a well balanced Argo Attack. Print Friendly Version Sharelast_img read more

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Martha Elsie Baker – Metamora

first_imgMemorial contributions can be directed to Metamora Church of God.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave personal memories please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Martha Baker. Friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Metamora Church of God.  Rev. Wayne Ison will officiate the service at the church at 2 p.m. and burial will follow in Cupps Chapel Cemetery. Those surviving who will cherish Martha’s memory include her daughters, Anna Lamb, and Rachel (John) Allen both of Metamora; grandchildren, Mark, Justin, and Damon Baker, Larry and Terry Lamb, Christina Denny, and Donald Hoegeman, Jr.; a sister, Dorothy Thomas of Lexington, KY, and several great grandchildren and great, great-grandchildren.  Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband; son, Raleigh; infant son, Joseph; a brother, George Rust, and two sisters, Betty Smith and Della Abshear.center_img Martha Elsie Baker, of Metamora, was born on June 29, 1927 in Franklin County, a daughter to Raleigh and Margaret Browning Rust.  She married Julius (Pete) Baker and together they raised three children.  Martha enjoyed crocheting, gardening, being outdoors with Pete, and spending time with her family.  She was a member of Metamora Church of God.  On Friday, April 12, 2019 at the age of 91, she passed away at the Waters of Batesville.last_img read more

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Dozens of Pets Die in Hot Weather Every Year

first_imgBatesville, IN—Summer-like weather is expected for the next several days as temperatures warm into the upper 80s and lower 90s later this week, animal-advocacy groups are cautioning Hoosiers about the dangers of heat and pets, Rachel Bellis with PETA says, “People think, ‘Oh, I’m just going to run into the store really quick. The dog will be fine. I’ll leave some water. I’ll leave the windows cracked.’ But the temperatures can soar so quickly, and that animal can suffer heat stroke and they can die in just a few minutes,” Bellis said. “It’s such an awful, painful way for an animal to suffer.”Also in hot weather, it’s also important to be mindful about when taking your dog for a walk. “On an 87-degree day, the pavement or the asphalt can turn into 140 degrees, and we don’t realize this. When we’re walking, we’ve got our shoes on,” Bellis said. “So touch the pavement, get a temperature. If it’s too hot for our hands, it’s too hot for our dog.”She suggests walking in the grass, choosing shady routes, or go in the early morning or in the evening when the temperatures are cooler. Your Furry friends will thank you!last_img read more

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Halloween might be dry but still chilling

first_imgSoutheastern Indiana—Halloween is almost here and I’m sure you are wondering, how many layers will the kiddos need to wear under their costumes for trick or treating. Well according to meteorologist Jennifer Ketchmark, here is what you need to know about the Halloween outlook. She says it is looking more and more likely that rain will be tapering off as we get to trick-or-treat hours, but temperatures will be falling quickly along with gusty winds up to 40 mph. So while rain may not be an issue, larger costumes like those ever-popular inflatable costumes, may prove to be tricky in the wind.Temperature predictions as of Tuesday morning, are showing to be around 45 degrees at 5 pm and around 38 degrees in southeastern Indiana by 8 pm Halloween evening.last_img read more

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Traffic stop leads to alleged drug and firearm charges

first_imgGreensburg, IN—On the evening of November 30,  an officer with the Greensburg Police Department observed a blue passenger car on N. Michigan Ave. near Veteran’s Way commit traffic violations.The officer initiated a stop on the driver who was identified as Jason James, 42, of Mooresville. During the stop, the officer observed a firearm in the vehicle. The officer asked James if there were any more firearms in the vehicle,  in which James stated that there was.As the officer inspected the firearms, he noticed that the serial number on the firearm had been removed. The officer located a second firearm in the vehicle, which also had the serial number removed.As officers continued to investigate the incident, a crystal substance was located which was alleged to be consistent with Methamphetamine. James was placed into custody and charged on allegations of Possession of Handgun with Serial Number Removed, Possession of Methamphetamine, Driving While Suspended, and Possession of Paraphernalia.last_img read more

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45th President impeached by the House

first_imgPresident Donald Trump was impeached last evening by the U.S. House of Representatives, becoming only the third American chief executive to be formally charged under the Constitution’s ultimate remedy for high crimes and misdemeanors behind President Andrew Jackson and President Bill Clinton.The historic vote went along party lines, much the way it has divided the nation, over a charge that the President abused the power of his office by enlisting a foreign government to investigate a political rival ahead of the 2020 election. The House then approved a second charge, that he obstructed Congress in its investigation.President Trump spent his evening at a rally in Battle Creek, Michigan during the vote.last_img read more

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