Richard Buckler – age 82, of Brookville

first_imgMemorial contributions can be directed to the Franklin County 4-H Association.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for the family of Richard Buckler. Those surviving who will cherish Richard’s memory include his loving wife of 55 years, Geraldine Buckler; children, Ronald (Kimberly) Buckler of Brookville, Debbie (Darrell) Banks of Laurel, and Sandy (Joe) Baxter of Brookville; five grandchildren, Kaylee, Evan, Anna, Ben and Jax; one great-grandchild, Jamison; one brother, August (Marilyn) Buckler of Millville, OH, and one sister, Mary (Jon) Schuck of Brookville.  He was preceded in death by his parents. Richard R. Buckler, of Brookville, was born on May 25, 1938 in Brookville, a son to Francis and Marie Ziegler Buckler.  He married Geraldine Stenger on May 1, 1965 at St. Michael Catholic Church and together they raised three children.  Dick farmed and also worked at National Monument, Gillman’s and the Franklin County Park.    He was a member of St. Michael’s Catholic Church and was a Franklin County 4-H Committee Leader, showing chickens.  Dick loved horses, farming, fishing and collecting toy farm equipment.  On Saturday, August 15, 2020 at the age of 82, he passed away in Columbus, Indiana. Due to the COVID-19 precautions and state mandates, all attending will be asked to follow proper social distancing protocol, including wearing a mask. If you are not feeling well, or if you have compromised immune system, you are encouraged to stay home. Friends may visit with the family on Thursday, August 20, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 12 noon at Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home, 929 Main Street, Brookville.  Fr. Vincent Lampert will officiate a Mass of Christian burial at 12:30 at St. Michael Catholic Church.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.last_img read more

UW splits high-scoring series with UNO

first_imgMark Zengerle netted two goals Saturday night, leading UW’s offense on the night. Zengerle ended the series with six points, adding four assists to his two goals.[/media-credit]Aggressive checking, multiple fights and high scores were the trademarks of the Wisconsin men’s hockey games this weekend at the Kohl Center, from the drop of the first puck on Friday until the final horn Saturday night.Wisconsin (4-4-0, 3-3-0) and Nebraska-Omaha (4-4-0, 3-1-0) clashed for only the eighth and ninth times in history, but there looked to be no love lost between the two teams who split the series, the Mavericks taking game one 5-4 and the Badgers winning game two 6-3.Wisconsin got off to fast starts both nights, but Saturday the Badgers were able to hang on to their 3-0 lead in the first period. The first goal game came on Wisconsin’s second shorthanded goal of the season. Tyler Barnes was able to hold UNO goalie John Faulkner long enough on a 2-on-1 break for Mark Zengerle to convert Barnes’ last-second pass into a goal before Faulkner could recover.Matt Paape scored the first goal of his collegiate career just more than six minutes after a series of rebound attempts that Faulkner was unable to control, and 25 seconds after that, Zengerle scored his second goal of the game off another last second pass, this time from Justin Schultz, to make it 3-0.The Mavericks were able to find their way onto the scoreboard in the final three minutes of the period. UNO’s leading goal scorer, Terry Broadhurst, found the back of the net to make the score 3-1.The Badgers were able to answer in the final 15 seconds of the period on a power play goal by Frankie SImonelli, his first of the season, to give Wisconsin a three-goal lead.Wisconsin managed to outshoot Nebraska-Omaha in the first period 14-10, but the Mavericks would put incessant pressure on Badger goalie Joel Rumpel the rest of the game. UNO would outshoot UW 15-4 in the second period and 17-6 in the third.“I think a lot of it is trying to get quality chances,” Zengerle said. “A lot of the shots they got today are shots we are going to give them by just keeping them on the outside and letting whatever goalie is in net see it.”Despite the large disparity in shots, Wisconsin managed to keep pace with Nebraska-Omaha, each team scoring two goals the remainder of the game.UW’s Ryan Little was able to knock in a rebound 3:03 into the second period and UNO added two power play goals in the third period, one by Alex Hudson, the other on a 6-on-4 advantage after the Mavericks temporarily pulled Faulkner from the goal with 5:05 remaining. The Badgers refused to yield again in the final five minutes and added an empty net goal with 1:38 to play to seal the game at 6-3.“The mindset going into tonight’s game was that we definitely wanted to jump out and have the same start as we did last night, which we did,” Simonelli said. “We sharpened up our penalty kill a little bit and cracked down on the details and had more success tonight.”In the words of Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves, the two games were eerily similar. Game one had an even faster start with the Badgers’ Derek Lee scoring an opening-minute goal to put Wisconsin up 1-0, and just more than three minutes later, Barnes was able to find the net off a fantastic spinning pass from the left circle by Zengerle to make it 2-0.Less than 30 seconds later, aggression hit its peak for the series when UNO’s Zahn Raubenthheimer put a devastating back check on Wisconsin’s Ryan Little, leading to his ejection from the game and several punches thrown between the teams near center ice.The Badgers were awarded a power play after a lengthy delay to determine the outcome of the play, and the Badgers cashed in, increasing their lead to 3-0 less than six minutes into the game.From that point forward, the game was all Nebraska-Omaha. The Mavericks would outscore the Badgers 5-1 over the final two periods, three goals in the third period alone. Four of UNO’s five goals were of the power play variety, the last of which came with 21 seconds to play, capping off a furious comeback to give UNO its first lead of the game and the win 5-4.After the game, Eaves pointed out that an upper-body injury to junior Derek Lee was a huge loss for Wisconsin to overcome on the fly.“The lead was early, it was 3-0, then 3-1,” Eaves said. “I think the turning point was when we lost Derek Lee; we lose a junior, center iceman. It was on a power play and penalty killing. In the second period we are trying to find the right mix and who can play with who, and it took us out of our rhythm a little bit.”last_img read more

Condemning ongoing campaign to discredit the PPP presidential candidate

first_imgDear Editor,Please allow me to respond to the ongoing vitriolic and virulent campaign by the APNU/AFC supporters to discredit and disparage the credibility of the PPP presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali.Ali is by far one of the most qualified persons to ever contest for higher office in Guyana. His exemplary and impeccable track record as a Government Minister, apart from being one of the leading figures behind the 2011-14 orchestrated economic boom through the unprecedented housing programme, undoubtedly, allowed him to reach the zenith of his political career, whereby he is now the presidential candidate of the largest single political party in Guyana.It must be noted, however, given the ongoing ad hominem attack and spurious allegations of academic fraud in the media, any sane person would grasp the notion that this is clearly a politically driven campaign by the Government to tarnish Ali’s image. On that note, I would like to address one of the latest attacks, one penned by Shawn Sam in the Guyana Chronicle on March 2, 2019. In the article, Sam alleged that Ali obtained a fictitious Master’s Degree in Finance from Anglia Ruskin University. This is, however, far from the truth. Ali’s degree from Anglian Ruskin University (ARU) was obtained through Arden University, an institution that collaborates with ARU in the delivery of online graduate programmes. Similarly, his other Master’s Degree from the University of Sunderland, was obtained through RDI distance learning. And in the interest of putting all accusations to rest, each university was written to, seeking confirmation and validation of all certificates.Hence, Ali’s commitment to self-improvement and intellectual development is astounding. In his latest quest for higher education, he is currently enrolled in the prestigious and internationally recognised LLM International Commercial Law at the University of Salford. The programme, inter alia, will explore critical areas of international commercial law, corporate law and governance. Notwithstanding, he is also awaiting results from the University of the West Indies on his PhD dissertation. Hence, his unmatched self-discipline and commitment to achieve higher education should be celebrated and not condemned.Sincerely,Name withheldlast_img read more