“Mason Pratt came up to me after the football game, and he was like ‘listen man, I saw your eyes,'” said Fabi. “I told him I thought I was done and he said ‘don’t do that.'” “If you let it get to you, there’s going to be a problem because then you just keep going on that downward slope,” said Fabi. “There’s going to be bad days. But if you stay positive through most of them, you’re going to be fine.” In May, Fabi announced his decision to continue playing football at Ithaca College. Fabi said he chose Ithaca because they were interested in more than his stats. As of right now, Ithaca College is scheduled to begin classes on time and in person. Fabi will begin training with his team in small groups for a possible spring season. The Section IV semifinal loss left the Owego senior questioning his future, until a conversation with his teammate changed his mind. “They had the most passion toward me. They asked me about my personal life, how school is for me,” he said. Rather than be defeated, Fabi pushed himself to keep training. “I kind of reacted to it slowly and was just like well I guess the only positive to take away from it is it gives you more time to get ready,” said Fabi. “I was really relying on lacrosse for my conditioning aspect because I’m running for two straight hours and going into that for college I would be perfectly fine,” said Fabi. Fabi adjusted to conditioning on his own. (WBNG) — Gio Fabi almost gave up on playing football. “I did take two days off but then I got right back to it because I know if I got into the two days off, three days off then four days off, it was just going to keep building into a week, two weeks, so I’ve just kind of kept going,” said Fabi. With no way of knowing when he’ll take the field as an Ithaca Bomber, Fabi is keeping his head up. “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter. “Having to do it on my own and having limited gym access is hard, but I’m fighting my way through it,” he said. “The last M-E (Maine-Endwell) game, when we lost I kind of sat in the end zone and told myself that my body was done,” said Fabi. Signing to Ithaca was a bright spot after his senior year was tainted by the pandemic. Fabi missed out on a lot of big moments, including his senior lacrosse season. Then last week, the Liberty League announced the fall sports season was suspended, leaving Fabi with no football season his first semester.
Rev. David M. Patterson, 84, of Aurora, IN, passed away Wednesday, April 12, 2017 in Lawrenceburg, IN.He was born Thursday, December 29, 1932 in Vincennes, Indiana, son of the late Robert W. Patterson and the late Katherine Dutton Patterson. He served his Country as a member of the Indiana National Guard.Rev. Patterson was a graduate of Hanover College and Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary. He faithfully served the Lord as a pastor for many years. He was a pastor at the Beecher Presbyterian Church for 8 years, Sullivan First Presbyterian Church for 11 years and the Aurora First Presbyterian Church for 20 years. He was a member of the Aurora Lions Club and a Rotary member, serving as former president of 3 clubs, Ellsworth, KS., Aurora, IN and Sullivan, IN. Rev. Patterson was also on the Community Mental Health Center Board of Directors for 29 years; the Dearborn and Ohio Counties Salvation Army Board of Directors; a Greater Cincinnati Airport Ambassador Volunteer for 10 years and also the Sons of the American Revolution; the George Rogers Clark Chapter. Rev. Patterson is an icon in the community. His mark has been left on many lives within his family, friends, and church families. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.Surviving are children, Douglas M. (Julie) Patterson of Aurora, IN, Mary Ann Patterson of Lawrenceburg, IN; Brother, John J. Patterson of Vincennes, IN; grandchildren, Brett M Jackson, Nicholas L Jackson and Michelle Jackson.He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Jean Patterson.Friends will be received from 4:00 – 8:00 pm Monday, April 17, 2017, at the Beecher Presbyterian Church, 229 Short Street, Lawrenceburg, IN.Services will be held at Beecher Presbyterian Church,Tuesday at 11:00 with Pastor Bob Northcutt officiating.Interment will be in the Upper Indiana Cemetery, Vincennes, IN.Contributions may be made to the Beecher Presbyterian Church. Please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
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Fort St. John has been the provincial sales champion for the past 10 years, again selling out of its 2,400 bears in 2012. “Myself and my staff would like to say thank you for making the program such a success in FortSt. John and bringing smiles to the faces of all,” says Senior Manager Warren Mears. In what’s become a trend, 742 of the bears that were sold locally were donated right back, meaning 3,142 bears were given out to local charities. Here in town, those include the Child Development Centre, the Salvation Army Hamper Fund, the Fort St. John Hospital Foundation, B.C. Ambulance Service, RCMP Victim Services, Stockings for Kids, Ride for the Disabled, and the Special Olympics. – Advertisement -Once again, this year’s goal is to sell 2,400 by Christmas Eve. The local store has participated in the “Twin Bear” program for 24 consecutive years now.Advertisement