23 Sep

Franklin County Fair adds to list of area fairs going virtual

first_imgBrookville, IN— Last evening the Franklin County 4-H Board met to decide on this year’s fair.  After reviewing the guidelines issued last week by Purdue Extension County office for holding face to face July events and after thoroughly considering the feasibility of meeting this list of requirements, the Franklin County 4-H Association, with guidance from the Purdue Extension Franklin County office, has decided that all 2020 Franklin County 4-H Fair Events will be held virtually. This decision was not made lightly and there was much discussion and many factors were considered according to Angie Riffle, the CED, Extension Educator, and 4-H Youth Development.  The Association says that it simply could not meet the requirements presented to us with the facilities, time, and volunteers that we have available. In addition, it became apparent that any in-person event facilitated would be an irresponsible risk for them to impose on our youth members and volunteers.  More information and detailed instructions will be sent to members in the near future, and they will be in touch with volunteers to discuss the virtual options for specific projects, such as livestock.last_img read more

20 Sep

Another Flyover to Salute South Florida Healthcare Workers this Weekend

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Get ready for another flyover, South Florida.A “salute flight” featuring U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcon aircraft, U.S. Coast Guard MH65 helicopter and USCG C-144 aircraft will soar over several South Florida hospitals on Saturday to honor healthcare workers, first responders, military, and other essential personnel on Memorial Day weekend.The four Fighting Falcon aircraft from the 482nd Fighter Wing Air Force Reserve Command in Homestead will be flying over 34 hospitals across South Florida — from the Keys up to Palm Beach County. The U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Miami helicopter and aircraft will have a different flight path, going over 16 hospitals. This comes just a couple of weeks after the Blue Angels wowed the region with a similar flyover to salute healthcare workers.The event is organized by The National Salute to America’s Heroes and presented by Hyundai. Their Air and Sea Show had originally been scheduled to take place on South Beach over Memorial Day Weekend before the coronavirus pandemic. The flyovers are scheduled to run from about 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.last_img read more

16 Sep

Syracuse finishes regular season ranked No. 21 in Top 25 poll

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Despite earning two victories in the final week of the regular season, Syracuse (20-9, 11-5) dropped one spot to No. 21 from No. 20 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll.On Sunday, SU cruised to a 73-57 win over Pittsburgh, marking the program’s eighth straight 20-win season. The Orange won seven of its final nine regular-season games, four of which came against teams ranked in the Top 25. Syracuse finished the regular season 7-8 away from the Carrier Dome, a site it likely won’t play in again this season.Senior point guard Alexis Peterson, redshirt senior guard Brittney Sykes and senior center Briana Day has each scored in double figures the last seven games. Against Pitt, SU tallied 19 points off turnovers but Peterson, the ACC’s leading scorer, lead the offense with 25 points for the second straight game, many of which came off of high-middle screens by Day.Save for a four-week stretch during the middle of the season, SU has placed inside the Top 25 every week. Syracuse reached its highest-ever ranking, No. 11, in November. Since then, SU has been unranked or slotted around the No. 20 spot.Seven ACC teams placed in the Week 17 Top 25: No. 3 Notre Dame, No. 8 Florida State, No. 13 Duke, No. 14 Louisville, No. 16 Miami, No. 17 North Carolina State and No. 21 Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU also locked up the No. 6 seed in the ACC tournament. Last year, Syracuse got a double bye, then beat NC State and Louisville before losing to Notre Dame in the tournament championship game.The Orange gets a single bye in this year’s ACC tournament. It takes the floor Thursday at 8 p.m. in Conway, South Carolina, against the winner of 14th-seeded North Carolina and 11th-seeded Pittsburgh. SU has handily beaten both teams this season. Should the Orange win its first round game, it will face Duke, a team it lost to by 17 on Feb. 10. The ACC tournament will run until Sunday, March 5. Comments Published on February 27, 2017 at 4:46 pm Contact Matthew: [email protected] | @MatthewGut21last_img read more