Eva Mae Minger, 97, of Milan passed away Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at Ripley Crossing in Milan. Eva was born Friday, July 23, 1920, in Gallatin Co., KY, to the late Floyd and Mary Louise (McDanell) Craig. Her family moved to Patriot, Indiana in the middle of her senior year where she graduated from high school in 1938. She married Keith Minger of Versailles, IN on April 14, 1940. They were married until his death in March 2005. Eva was a homemaker, an active member of Milan United Methodist Church, where she was a Sunday School teacher for the 3rd and 4th grade children and helped with many church Christmas pageants, she was a member of the United Methodist Women and a member of the Rebekah Lodge. As a 4-H Leader, Eva was able to share her love and talent for sewing. With this talent she helped sew the Milan H.S. Band Flag Girls uniforms and the Girls Glee Club dresses from 1961-1964. Neighbors would get a visit from Eva once a year when she would solicit donations for the Cancer Society. She also enjoyed gardening and spending time with family.Eva is survived by 5 children; Maurice (Catherine) Minger of Milan, Kay Minger (Mike Koontz) of Bloomington, Jerry (Tammy) Minger of Bloomington, Roger (Margie) Minger of Milan and Larry Minger of Milan; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, sisters: Janet Bond of Switzerland County and Lorraine Raisor of OH. Eva was preceded in death by brother Vachel Craig.When Keith returned from WWII, he told Eva that he never wanted to leave home again. She promised him he wouldn’t. This was a promise she took seriously. Eva cared for her husband at home for the last 8 years of his life with Alzheimer’s. Many times Eva would say, “I told him he’d never have to leave home again and he won’t.”Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home with Pastor Pam Wooden officiating. Burial will follow in East View Cemetery at Patriot, IN. Visitation will be on Saturday from 9-11 AM also at the funeral home. Memorials may be given in her honor to Milan United Methodist Church or East View Cemetery. Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home of Milan is entrusted with arrangements; 707 South Main St. Box 243, Milan, IN 47031, (812)654-2141. You may go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.
VENEZUELA and Uruguay made their way into the semi-finals of the 2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup on Sunday, overcoming the United States and Portugal, respectively.The day’s first game came to life in extra time after a goalless 90 minutes, with Venezuela emerging 2-1 thanks to goals by Adalberto Penaranda and Nahuel Ferraresi.Later in the day, Portugal and Uruguay couldn’t be separated over the course of 90 minutes, finishing level at 2-2. The deadlock continued through the additional 30 minutes, and Uruguay emerged victorious 5-4 in a penalty shootout. Santiago Bueno netted the decisive kick in a dramatic climax.Here’s how the action played out on Sunday in South Korea, with Venezuela and Uruguay making strides into the last four.Having impressed so many in their four matches at the competition so far, Venezuela were big favourites against the United States on Sunday.In truth, they should have finished the game long before extra time. Sergio Cordova and Ronaldo Chacon hit the bar with headers, and the Vinotinto let a string of other chances slip by. It meant they had to wait until extra time to make their dominance count.It was Penaranda who did so. The forward, a threat throughout the contest, found space in the box and diverted a cross brilliantly into the corner. Scouted Football highlighted the Watford forward as the star man after the game:Ferraresi looked to have made the game safe for Venezuela in the 115th minute, heading home from a corner. But the United States set up a nervy end to this draining clash, with Jeremy Ebobisse halving the deficit two minutes later. It was the first goal Venezuela conceded in the competition.While there were some edgy moments for Venezuela from that point on, they never looked to be in real danger of surrendering their lead.Afterward, football journalist David Cartlidge picked up on the profligacy showcased by the South Americans and praised the performance of skipper Yangel Herrera, who was supreme in the middle of the park:Venezuela will face Uruguay in the last four. The Celeste overcame Portugal in another entertaining semi-final, as the contest ended in a dramatic penalty shootout.Portugal were in front with just a minute on the clock, as Xadas robbed possession in midfield and fed Xande Silva in the penalty area; he made no mistake.Uruguay responded well and were deservedly back on level terms in the 16th minute, as Bueno nodded home a loose ball in the box. However, Diogo Goncalves put the Portuguese back in front before the break, lashing in a stunning shot from long range in the 41st minute.Uruguay showcased their trademark spirit in the second half. Having been so impressive in the opening period, Xadas conceded a penalty. Federico Valverde converted with composure in the 50th minute to level matters once again.Despite an open finish to the game, neither side found a winner inside 90 minutes.Opportunities came and went in extra time too, with Portugal on the front foot for the majority of the additional 30 minutes. But the guile and sharpness that was on display early in the game was absent at the end of the breathless encounter.The penalty shootout lifted tensions and shredded more nerves. The first eight kicks were expertly finished before none of the next five were netted, with Uruguay and Portugal both spurning opportunities to guarantee their progression.However, after Uruguay stopper Santiago Mele denied Andre Ribeiro—the goalkeeper’s third save of a thrilling shootout—Bueno kept his cool to send Uruguay into the last four. They will now face Venezuela on Thursday to earn a spot in the final.
Says team not in Premier League to make numbersAs the English Premier League kicks off today, Super Eagles defender, Semi Ajayi has stated that despite the fact that its his first season in the English top flight he is determined to make an impact with West Bromwich Albion.“We are not here to make up the numbers, we are here to compete and show everyone how good we are,” Ajayi said. Semi Ajayi “Underestimate us at your peril. We’ve got a good side and hungry individuals who are looking to make a name for themselves at this level, including me,” he noted.Despite missing out on playing in the Premier League with Arsenal, Ajayi was always confident he would make it one day.The 26-year-old Nigeria defender’s journey to the Premier League instead saw him dropping to the lower leagues to play regular football.Now though he is preparing for life in the English top flight with newly promoted West Brom .“Always believe in your own ability,” he told BBC Sport.“Never let anyone tell you that you can’t make it or that your dreams are too big.“Look at me I was in League One just 18 months ago and now I am getting ready to play in the Premier League.”West Brom earned their promotion by finishing as runners-up in the Championship and begin their Premier League campaign on Sunday against visiting Leicester City.London-born Ajayi began his youth career at Charlton Athletic before signing a contract with the senior team and being loaned to non-league Dartford for a season.At the age of 20 he moved to Arsenal and despite playing in several friendlies for them and even being named on the substitutes bench for several Premier League games he never made the breakthrough.Instead was loaned to Cardiff City, who made his move permanent in 2015 – however he was again sent out on loan, this time to AFC Wimbledon then Crewe Alexandra.A third temporary move to Rotherham in League One ended up being the turning point for Ajayi as he not only secured a permanent move to the club but was impressive enough for West Brom to sign him.Last season as West Brom earned promotion back to the Premier League, Ajayi made 43 league appearances and scored five goals.He believes that his time playing at different levels has helped rather than hindered his career.“Experiencing different leagues and international football holds you in good stead and you always have to believe in your own ability,” he explained.Ajayi has 10 caps for Nigeria and just missed out on the final Super Eagles squad for last year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt.“I was gutted (to miss out) but I wished the boys all the best and I didn’t take it personally,” he said.“I knew I just had to come back and show what I’m about.”He is still dreaming of success with Nigeria – and has two targets in mind.“Definitely win Afcon – that would be amazing for Nigeria – and play at a World Cup and win that as well – why not?” he enthused.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Surgery to repair the fracture in Bruins forward Sean Kuraly’s right hand was successful, and he is expected to miss four weeks, the team announced Saturday.Kuraly was injured during Boston’s 5-1 victory Thursday over the Devils. Zdeno Chara signs 1-year extension with Bruins The Bruins are in second place in the Atlantic Division with 99 points and can clinch a spot in the playoffs with a win Saturday in Florida against the Panthers. Kuraly will miss the remainder of the regular season, and his availability for the playoffs will be determined by how far the Bruins advance. The 2019 NHL Playoffs begin April 9. Forward Karson Kuhlman, 23, was recalled from Providence on an emergency basis. Kuhlman made his NHL debut last month against the Kings and scored his first career NHL goal against San Jose on February 18. In 58 games at Providence, Kuhlman had 12 goals and 18 assists and is plus-23 rating.Kuraly has 21 points (8 goals, 13 assists) in 71 games this season. He is the Bruins’ third best on faceoffs, at 53.8 percent. He was averaging 13:46 in ice time. Related News