MALVERN, Iowa – The non-qualifiers race new to the upcoming Deery Brothers Summer Series is already drawing plenty of interest.Malvern Trust & Savings Bank provides $500 toward the purse to be paid for each of those 10-lap races. The Dash for Cash will be held at each IMCA Late Model tour event with at least 32 entries.“This gives drivers who don’t qualify for the main event laps in a pre A-type feature, for a good amount of money and a trophy,” said Bank President and former late model driver Jay Burdic. “It’s another way to get more drivers involved every night and give them another reason to get their car ready and maybe win a trophy.”“I like the idea of the Dash for Cash because I was one of the guys who struggled. I completely get what it was like to load up at the end of a tough night,” he continued. “The Dash for Cash will help get more cars to series events, especially on those 100 degree days in August.”Winners of the Malvern Trust & Savings Bank Dash for Cash earn $300, with $250 paid for second, $200 for third, $150 for fourth and $100 for all other non-qualifiers.“In an effort to extend the mantra of more money for more racers more often, partnering with Jay and Malvern Bank is something we are really excited about,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “It will not only give drivers an opportunity for additional seat time and increased cash, it will provide added entertainment at events where qualifying for the main event is going to be challenging. It’s a new wrinkle that continues to make the Deery Brothers Summer Series unique.” Located in southwest Iowa, in the Omaha-Council Bluffs Metropolitan Area, Malvern Trust & Savings Bank is family-owned and has a long history of supporting racers and race series in Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri.While getting its name out to potential depositors and other new customers, the new partnership with IMCA is another way the bank can help support the sport.“It just made a lot of sense for us to gravitate to this series,” said Burdic. “The Deery Series is grassroots racing, dirt track racing at its best. It’s not about who has the most money or the biggest hauler. It makes sense for an Iowa bank to get involved with an Iowa-based series.”Burdic drove from 2000-2008 and is now co-owner of a late model team, so he knows the financial side of racing first-hand.“The racing community is a hugely important part of our bank. We understand dirt track racing. We understand how racers think,” he said. “We want to continue to get our name out there and make sure people know there is a small town bank option for them. We understand the culture of racing probably better than any other bank in the United States.”The bank website is www.malvernbank.com. Burdic can be contacted at 712 624-8686 during regular business hours.Opening night for the 30th annual Deery Series is Friday, April 8 at Davenport Speedway.
BRITT, Iowa – Friday’s Dash at the Clash qualifier at Hancock County Speedway totes a $1,000 IMCA Modified top paycheck.The June 16 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier pays a minimum of $100 to start.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts are also on the program. All points will be awarded in each sanctioned division.Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 6 p.m. Racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps.Spectator admission is $10 for adults and $5 for seniors, veterans and students. Kids 12 and under get in free.More information is available by calling 641 843-0214.
IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 634; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 596; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 404; 4. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 382; 5. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 369; 6. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 341; 7. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 337; 8. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 287; 9. Russell Allen, Brawley, Calif., 272; 10. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 270; 11. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D., 269; 12. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 264; 13. Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., and Colin Deming, Hobbs, N.M., both 261; 15. Garth Dushanek, Avondale, Ariz., 259; 16. Brent Schlafmann, Bismarck, N.D., 253; 17. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 241; 18. Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D., 240; 19. Ryan Gaylord, Lakewood, Colo., 239; 20. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 232.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 40; 2. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 39; 3. Michael Day, Greenville, Texas, 38; 4. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 36; 5. Channin Tankersley, Dayton, Texas, 35; 6. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 33; 7. Chad Koch, Lakeside City, Texas, 32; 8. Joshua Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 31; 9. Claud Estes III, Godley, Texas, 30; 10. Shane Thompson, Garland, Texas, 27; 11. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 26; 12. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 25; 13. Chance McCrary, Farmersville, Texas, 24; 14. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 22; 15. Austin Mundie, Carrollton, Texas, 21; 16. Michael E. Scott, Midwest City, Okla., 20; 17. Justin Zimmerman, Athens, Texas, 19.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 265; 2. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 260; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 251; 4. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 246; 5. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 234; 6. Mark Adams, Fort Worth, Texas, 210; 7. Elijah Zevenbergen, Ocheyedan, Iowa, 189; 8. Vance Honea, Phoenix, Ariz., 175; 9. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, Texas, 170; 10. Nicholas Langer, Glendale, Ariz., 169; 11. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 167; 12. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 164; 13. Bryce Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 150; 14. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 146; 15. Zach Spillman, Marble Falls, Texas, 144; 16. G. W. Egbert IV, Belton, Texas, 139; 17. Duain Pritchett, Combine, Texas, 138; 18. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 136; 19. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 129; 20. Kenny Merritt, Lorena, Texas, 127IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Bradley Stafford, Desert Hills, Ariz., 253; 2. Allen Hakes, Phoenix, Ariz., 238; 3. Max Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 217; 4. Kyle Cardinal, Paradise Valley, Ariz., 200; 5. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., 196; 6. Brian Johnson, Yuma, Ariz., 145; 7. Lenna Miller, Yuma, Ariz., 133; 8. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., and Leonard L. Manos, Yuma, Ariz., both 107; 10. Jason T. Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 102; 11. David Irvin, Clarkdale, Ariz., 99; 12. Mike Erwin, Yuma, Ariz., and Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., both 98; 14. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., and Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, both 79; 16. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., and Michael Watkins, Hawley, Texas, both 74; 18. Scott Jeffery, Yuma, Ariz., 73; 19. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 72; 20. Michael Whissen, Yuma, Ariz., 71.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 600; 2. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 561; 3. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 422; 4. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 385; 5. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 355; 6. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 354; 7. Austin Howes, Memphis, Mo., 281; 8. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 280; 9. Arie Schouten, Blair, Neb., 263; 10. Bo Partain, Casa Grande, Ariz., 260; 11. Ethan Braaksma, Newton, Iowa, 253; 12. Sean Isaacks, Tucson, Ariz., 252; 13. Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 228; 14. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 227; 15. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, and Marlowe Wrightsman, Peoria, Ariz., both 217; 17. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 213; 18. Eric Folstad, Glenburn, N.D., 207; 19. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 180; 20. Jorddon Braaten, Central Point, Oregon, 179.Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 272; 2. Trevor Raney, Sherman, Texas, 254; 3. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 226; 4. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 171; 5. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 167; 6. Shane Priddy, Merkel, Texas, 147; 7. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, 145; 8. Steve Hayes, Eastland, Texas, 143; 9. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 121; 10. Scot Raney, Sherman, Texas, 112; 11. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 96; 12. Terry Owen, Abilene, Texas, 91; 13. Gerald Henderson, Georgetown, Texas, 90; 14. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 81; 15. Rodney White, Ector, Texas, 80; 16. Devin Burgess, Stephenville, Texas, 79; 17. Doug Easterling, Rule, Texas, and Tyler Fain, Tuscola, Texas, both 73; 19. George Egbert III, Salado, Texas, 71; 20. Robby Crabtree, Clyde, Texas, 69.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 139; 2. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 135; 3. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 113; 4. Clifton Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 110; 5. Brian Bagent, Killeen, Texas, 108; 6. Scott Newbury, Rhome, Texas, 105; 7. Rick Saupp, Stephenville, Texas, 100; 8. Jack Lewis, Temple, Texas, 99; 9. Bill Hall, Killeen, Texas, 94; 10. Pamela Whisenant, Proctor, Texas, 71; 11. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 66; 12. Billy Ayres Jr., Phoenix, Ariz., 33; 13. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., and Blake Andrus, Sweetwater, Texas, both 32.
By Ben DeatherageLEBANON, Ore. (April 21) – Brad Gentry made history on opening night at historical Willamette Speedway.Gentry won the first-ever IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature held in Oregon Saturday at Lebanon, holding off Kevin Roberts for the victory.Collen Winebarger topped the IMCA Modified feature and Jorddon Braaten was the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner.
Batesville, In. — After more than three decades of service to the community, Dr. Charles McGovern has announced his retirement in the spring of 2019.Margaret Mary Health will hold an open house in his honor on Wednesday, March 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Margaret Mary café. The event is open to the public.
Maxine Clark, age 71, of Liberty, Indiana died Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at Reid Health in Richmond, Indiana.Born May 3, 1947 in Knoxville, Tennessee she was one of fourteen children born to the late John B. & Iva Lee (Gentry) Summey. On March 20, 1981 she was united in marriage to Rodney Duane Clark, and he preceded her in death on September 26, 2017.Maxine worked for many years as a CNA and in the home healthcare field. She was a member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary in Liberty, the Delta Theta Tau Sorority, and the Liberty Garden Club. In her leisure time she enjoyed gardening and flowers; and spending time with her grandchildren.Survivors include her step-mother, Dorothy Summey of Brookville, Indiana; four children, Brian W. DeFossett of Brookville, Indiana, Greg (Renee) DeFossett of Brookville, Indiana, Michelle (Kelly) Peed of Williamsburg, Indiana and April (Larry) Gabbard of Connersville, Indiana; 14 grandchildren, Michele (Ryan) Moran, Michael (Jessica) DeFossett, Jeremy Defossett, Alyson (Kurt) Flanigan, Alyssa Persinger, Mason Peed, Kollyn Peed, Ayden Alcorn, Isabella Peed, Cierra Gabbard, Jakob Gabbard, Nikalas Gabbard, Brooklyn Gabbard and Peyton Gabbard; 8 great-grandchildren, Kurtis Flanigan, Atreyu Flanigan, Emily Moran, Riley Moran, Mikey Rosefeld, Rowin DeFossett, Heaven McQueen, Hailey McQueen. She also leaves seven siblings, Gail Kaiser of Greenwood, Indiana, Brenda Tomlin of Brookville, Indiana, Gary (Carol) Summey of Greenwood, Indiana, James (Tina) Summey of Brookville, Indiana, Jenny (Dave) Ryckman of Connersville, Indiana, Joyce (Tom II) Davis of Brookville, Indiana and Ramona (Kenny) Alig of Brookville, Indiana.In addition to her parents & husband, Duane, she was preceded in death by siblings, Minnie Watson, Berter Troutman, Howard Summey, Walter Summey, Effie May Summey, and Michael Summey.Family & friends may visit from 9 until 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Avenue, Brookville.Funeral Services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial will follow in West Point Cemetery in Liberty, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be directed to Reid Health Hospice. The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Clark family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com .
Rushville, In. — Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has arrested Joseph E Stevens, 26, of Rushville, following a month-long investigation. The warrant was served at the Rush County Jail where he was incarcerated for unrelated charges.Stevens, a registered sex offender in the State of Indiana, was the target of the investigation following information received from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC). The investigation revealed that sometime prior to Steven’s incarceration at the Rush County Jail, he began an inappropriate online relationship with a 15 year old female online via social media. Stevens then traveled to Vigo County where he allegedly met with that same juvenile and had sexual contact with her.Stevens will be charged in Vigo County for sexual misconduct with a minor and child solicitation. Stevens will remain in the Rush County Jail on local charges until he is extradited to Vigo County for the current pending charges relating to the online investigation.
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Columbus, IN—Our Hospice of South Central Indiana received perfect survey results from both State and Federal organizations. On a three-year cycle, on-site surveyors spend up to a week looking at all aspects of operations such as caregiver satisfaction scores, documentation, medical records, care delivery practices, and procedures. Our Hospice was recently reviewed in four areas including a State Survey, a State Licensure Renewal Survey, a Federal Medicare/Medicaid Survey, and an Emergency Preparedness Survey.“We are extremely happy to share that Our Hospice received zero deficiencies on each of these four surveys,” said Laura Leonard, Our Hospice President. “A perfect score on four simultaneous surveys is very uncommon and we are proud to bring such high-quality care to patients with a terminal illness.”Our Hospice of South Central Indiana is a not-for-profit, community-based hospice providing care to individuals with a life-limiting condition and their families since 1980. It serves patients and families in 16 counties from offices in Columbus, North Vernon, and Greensburg.
Greensburg, IN—In his first official day at the office, Mayor Joshua Marsh has announced appointments to the City of Greensburg Board of Works. They are Jamie Cain, City Councilor, Rodney King, Glenn Tebbe, and Karen (Dea) Rust. “Greensburg is in an excellent position with our returning and new board members,” said Mayor Joshua Marsh. “This board includes veterans with experience in our city policies and procedures and new people with fresh perspectives on the questions facing our community. I look forward to working with the members of this board over the next four years.”