Clara A. Hankins

first_imgClara A. Hankins, 91 of Dillsboro passed away on Friday morning, July 15, at her residence.  Clara was born Tuesday August 19, 1924 in Ripley County the daughter of Albert and Grace (Hehe) Frakes.  She married Dale Hankins March 19, 1949 and he preceded her in death June 14, 2015.  Clara was a homemaker and enjoyed gardening, raising chickens, farming, cooking, canning, flowers embroidering, and her family time.Clara is survived by children Randy Hankins of Holton, Jim (Bev) Hankins of Elrod, Cindy (Brian) Stemann of Dillsboro and Karen (Rod) Elswick of Madison, 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by grandchildren Sharon and Dale Ehlers, her parents and her husband, Dale.Funeral services for Clara will be at 12 Noon on Monday July 18, 2016 at Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home, Milan with Pastor Ty Choate officiating.  Burial will follow in Green Cemetery near Elrod.  Visitation will also be Monday 10-12Noon at the funeral home.  Memorials may be made to Margaret Mary Hospice or the donor’s choice.  Laws-Carr-Moore Funeral Home entrusted with arrangements, 707 S. Main St, Box 243, 47031, (812)654-2141.  Go to www.lawscarrmoore.com to leave an online condolence message for the family.last_img read more

Dodgers coping with new coronavirus restrictions

first_img Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “It’s an adjustment, for sure,” Kershaw said of the changes. “But I think it’s something that we understand the responsibility of. The guys that are here, we want to get this going and we want to do this. So we’re going to do what we can, take that responsibility.”IN CAMPRelievers Pedro Baez and Scott Alexander reported to camp and joined Monday’s workout, according to manager Dave Roberts, and outfielder A.J. Pollock was in camp Tuesday. That leaves catching prospect Keibert Ruiz as the only member of the 40-man roster not in camp.BUEHLER BEHINDWalker Buehler is the only one of the Dodgers’ starting pitchers – or candidates for the rotation – who has yet to pitch in one of the intrasquad games. Kershaw, Stripling and Alex Wood have each gone multiple innings. Julio Urias is scheduled to go three or four innings Wednesday and Dustin May has also thrown in the intrasquad games.Roberts said Buehler threw to hitters in a live batting practice setting Sunday and will do that or a simulated game once more before pitching in an intrasquad or exhibition game.“Clayton, Ross, certain other guys – Woody – threw throughout quarantine,” Roberts said. “I think with Walker he took some time off with the uncertainty. Obviously that was his decision and Mark (Prior, Dodgers pitching coach) was in tune with it.Related Articles “It’ll be a tough habit to break especially when you’re in the heat of the moment. I’m staring down the Diamondbacks lineup and that’s what I’m focusing on. Spitting might just be part of what I do, almost like part of my pre-pitch routine, almost like a muscle memory. … It will take some getting used to, but I think it’s in our heads. When Clayton did that the other day, that shows how front and center it is in our minds.”During intrasquad games, muscle memory has kicked in for catchers and first basemen whose first instinct after recording an out is to throw the ball around the infield. That is also frowned upon now as are high-fives.“I can’t even explain it, it’s just so weird,” said Edwin Rios, who played first and third base in limited time last season during his time being called up to the big leagues. “I mean sometimes we’ll throw it around and it’s like, ‘Oh crap, you can’t just throw the ball off to the side. Go for a high-five and then it’s like, you forget and the guy you’re going to high-five doesn’t.“It’s definitely weird. It’s going to be a little adjustment period, but, I mean, we’re we’re getting used to it. It’s just gonna be a learning curve and go from there.”Players now carry around their own individual cooler for water or energy drinks. Pitchers each have their own resin bag and bucket of baseballs for throwing in the bullpen. Lockers have been socially distanced in the clubhouse – all in the name of trying to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in an environment not ideally suited to it. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire LOS ANGELES — When baseball is being played, spit happens.“It’s almost second nature. Spitting for a baseball player is like blinking,” Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner said. “It’s gonna be a tough habit to break. … It’s not even just spitting on the ground. A lot of us have routines and habits.”Turner used as an example former Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz’s trademark ritual at the plate – spitting into his batting gloves, slapping them together and stepping in. That routine could now get Ortiz disciplined (though the specifics on that are unclear). Spitting is among the prohibited behaviors in 2020 as MLB tries to play games as safely as possible during a pandemic.“I think they’re easy to accept, right. I think we understand that the coronavirus is a real thing,” Dodgers right-hander Ross Stripling said. “We have to take precautions and if spitting is part of it, that should be an easy one to accept  I threw a live BP next to Clayton (Kershaw) last week and he basically got on the rubber and before his first pitch, he spit and instantly he was like, ‘Oh, we can’t do that anymore.’ So it’s in our heads. “The build up period for Walker is just going to take a little bit longer.”Roberts still expects Buehler to be in the starting rotation when the season starts next week but “a longer guy” will be paired with him until Buehler can go deeper into games.ALSOMajor-league umpires began working the Dodgers’ intrasquad games Tuesday night and will be with the team for the rest of the preseason schedule. Bench coach Bob Geren had served as umpire during the first week of intrasquad action. … Max Muncy had a single and a double in two at-bats during the same inning of Tuesday’s intrasquad game. Muncy had been sidelined by an injured ring finger on his left hand. Roberts said he expects Muncy to be ready for next week’s season opener.center_img Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season last_img read more

Blowing snow today, 35-below wind chills tonight

first_imgEmmet-Kossuth-Winnebago-Worth-Palo Alto-Hancock-Cerro Gordo-Including the cities of Estherville, Algona, Forest City,Lake Mills, Northwood, Manly, Emmetsburg, Garner, Britt, Kanawha,Mason City, and Clear Lake340 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AMCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing snow. Very cold wind chills expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 to 45 mph. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero expected.* WHERE…Northern Iowa.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions with drifting snow. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat andgloves.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.=========Humboldt-Wright-Franklin-Butler-Bremer-Hamilton-Hardin-Grundy-Black Hawk-Story-Marshall-Tama-Jasper-Poweshiek-Mahaska-Including the cities of Humboldt, Eagle Grove, Clarion, Belmond,Hampton, Parkersburg, Clarksville, Shell Rock, Greene, Aplington,Allison, Dumont, Waverly, Webster City, Iowa Falls, Eldora,Ackley, Grundy Center, Reinbeck, Conrad, Dike, Wellsburg,Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Ames, Marshalltown, Tama, Toledo, Traer,Dysart, Gladbrook, Newton, Grinnell, and Oskaloosa340 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO 9 AMCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing snow and very cold wind chills expected. Winds gusting as high as 40 to 45 mph. Wind chills as low as 30 below zero expected.* WHERE…Much of central Iowa.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to 9 AM CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on slippery road conditions. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility, especially in open areas. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commute. The cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 30 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a hat andgloves.The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from canbe obtained by calling 5 1 1.=========Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City,New Hampton, Oelwein, Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona,Austin, and Preston318 AM CST Thu Jan 24 2019…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THISEVENING……WIND CHILL ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOONCST FRIDAY…* WHAT…Blowing and drifting snow and very cold wind chills. Winds gusting as high as 40 mph today. Wind chills as low as 35 below zero expected late tonight and Friday morning.* WHERE…Portions of north central and northeast Iowa and southeast Minnesota.* WHEN…For the Winter Weather Advisory, until 6 PM CST this evening. For the Wind Chill Advisory, from 6 PM this evening to noon CST Friday.* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Plan on some snow covered roads due to drifting. Areas of blowing snow could significantly reduce visibility. The hazardous conditions could impact the morning or evening commutes. The dangerously cold wind chills could cause frostbite on exposed skin in as little as 10 minutes.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Winter Weather Advisory for blowing snow means thatvisibilities will be limited due to strong winds blowing snowaround. Drifting snow may make travel hazardous or close roads.Use caution when traveling, especially in open areas.A Wind Chill Advisory means that cold air and the wind willcombine to create low wind chills. Frostbite and hypothermia canoccur if precautions are not taken. Make sure you wear a warm hatand gloves.The latest road conditions for Iowa can be found on-line at511ia.org, in Minnesota at 511mn.org, and in Wisconsin at511wi.gov or by calling 5 1 1. The information below is from the National Weather Service as of 4:00 AM this morning. Click here for an overview of the weather situation as published by the NWS-Des MoinesFor the latest advisories click hereFor road conditions click here…Areas of Blowing Snow Today and Dangerous Wind Chills Later Today into Thursday….An Arctic cold front will drop through Iowa today and bringstrong northwest winds to the state. Sustained winds of 25 to 30mph with gusts over 40 mph are expected. Areas of blowing snoware expected to significantly reducing visibility at times,especially in rural areas in addition to impacting roadconditions with drifting. Temperatures will fall through the dayand combined with the winds will create very low wind chills of 20to 35 below zero over much of Iowa by late this afternoon andfalling further overnight.last_img read more

Advice to Iowans who’ve traveled in countries with Covid-19 cases: self-isolate

first_imgDES MOINES — State officials are asking Iowans who’ve recently been in areas where Covid-19 cases have spread to “self-isolate” for 14 days. Dr. Caitlin Pedati, the state medical director, says that means avoiding close personal contact with other people.“Staying home from work and school, not attending sort of large gatherings or group events,” Pedati says.This is advice for Iowans who’ve recently been in China, Hong Kong, Iran, Italy, Japan and South Korea.“If you’re somebody who has traveled to one of those locations, we want…to recommend that you voluntarily monitor your symptoms and isolate at home,” Pedati says.Pedati describes self-isolation as trying to stay at least six feet away from other people.“To reduce the opportunity for a virus to move from one person to another,” she says, “and that’s something that would work when we’re talking about the flu or a variety of other viruses.”Pedati and other public health officials have been reaching out to Iowa schools and businesses, urging them to call with concerns about absences that may be related to Covid-19 or other illnesses like the flu.“One of the things that Public Health does is we work very closely with partners throughout the state and where people might be getting sick,” Pedati says, “so surveillance activities like that are typically multi-layers and they require input from a variety of sources.”The state operates a 24/7 hotline that doctors, nurses and others in the medical community may call with questions about dianosing Covid-19. The State Hygenic Lab in Iowa City has begun testing for Covid-19.“The total turn-around time for that is probably approximately 24 hours depending on where in the state we need to ship samples from,” Dr. Pedati says. “The test itself to run takes approximately four hours.”There have been no confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Iowa.last_img read more