first_imgSamuel T. Grossman, 31, of Palm Springs, California, passed away December 31, 2019 surrounded by his loved ones.  Sam was born July 16, 1988 in Lafayette, Indiana, the son of Lori Wise and Tony Grossman.  Sam spent his youth in Batesville, Indiana and graduated from Batesville High School in 2007.  While in school, he ran cross country and was a vital member of the high school’s swim team.  He enjoyed skiing at Perfect North Slopes and going on ski trips with friends.Sam continued his education at Purdue University and Loyola University Chicago where he completed his degree with honors in Economics in 2011. He pursued post-graduate studies in quantitative finance at Fordham University.After living in New York City for several years, Sam moved to Palm Springs.  There he met numerous close friends that he no doubt considered family and also his loving partner Brien.  He and Brien loved to hike together and were Disneyland season pass holders.Sam is survived by his parents, Lori Wise (Gary) and Tony Grossman (Marjorie Schoelles-Grossman); partner, Brien O’Brien; brother, Evan Grossman (Ali); sister, Suzanne Grossman (Erin Reister); aunt, Lisa Love; nieces, Logan and Parker Mejia; maternal grandmother, Suzanne Love; paternal grandmother, Marty Ellen Grossman; step-siblings, Megan Jordan (JW) and Michael Wise (Megan); step-nieces and nephews, John and Ruby Jordan,  Morgan and Marley Wise; along with numerous cousins, aunts, uncles and countless friends.He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Frank Love and his paternal grandfather, Leonard Grossman.Friends and family may call on Friday, January 17, 2020 from 4-5:30pm followed by a 5:30pm Celebration of Life Memorial Service for Samuel, all at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville.    Rev. Tom Sweets officiating.  A service in Palm Springs will take place on January 25, 2020.Memorials may be given to the Desert AIDS Project in Palm Springs, CA https://www.desertaidsproject.org/support-our-mission/ or Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA https://www.hazeldenbettyford.org/donateOnline condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more


first_imgIt was only fitting that in order to interview Wisconsin sophomore forward Joe Krabbenhoft, a wait was necessary, as he can usually be found in the training room getting patched up after a practice or a game. Over the last two seasons, Krabbenhoft, a native of Sioux Falls, S.D., has developed the reputation of being one of the most competitive and hardest playing people on the court.”It’s not a show when he gets into the game,” assistant coach Greg Gard said. “He plays extremely hard. Every game, every practice and every thing we do, he is going 100 percent.”Krabbenhoft’s tough mentality has also attributed to the number of injuries he has sustained during the season. During a game against Indiana this year, he suffered a blow to the head that caused him to bleed profusely.”He keeps Henry (Perez-Guerra), our trainer, busy with stitches and cuts and things like that,” Gard said.Of course, due to his competitive nature, he kept on playing until the officials forced him to the sidelines.”It’s just the way I play,” Krabbenhoft said. “Every team needs a couple guys like that. I’m not the only one on this team. Sometimes I bleed a little more than most guys on this team. So, it’s just the mentality of the guys on this team and not me individually.”Krabbenhoft’s style of play is what brought him to Madison to play for head coach Bo Ryan. Naturally, he plays the wing or the three spot on the court, which is the same position Wooden Award candidate Alando Tucker plays now. Although he may not start at that position, he has played crucial minutes off the bench. When he comes in for Tucker, he feels no pressure. Rather, he looks at his roll as essential to keeping the team going when the scoring leader is resting on the bench.”I don’t feel any pressure,” Krabbenhoft said. “Of course, when Alando goes out, some shots need to be taken, some rebounds need to be grabbed and, overall, it’s a big gap to fill. I just try to do my best, and I don’t think there is any way that I can do what Alando does. He is one of the best players in the country, and am I? No, not yet.”This season, Krabbenhoft has played in all 26 of the Badgers’ games and is averaging 20.3 minutes of the bench. He is also averaging five points and five rebounds per game — third best on the team — and had many crucial boards against the Iowa Hawkeyes last weekend. The numbers he has put up this season are already better than his freshman year. Ryan appreciates having a player who can constantly learn and improve his game.”Your average Joe, he (is) anything but average,” Ryan said in a press conference earlier this fall. “He works hard. He is constantly trying to learn as much as he can. You can see that in his improved play. You always like those guys who listen and get better. That’s what you hope for in players, is to see development and to see the absorption of information that you are trying to pass out.”One of the great aspects that Krabbenhoft brings to Ryan’s swing offense is his versatility. He just doesn’t play guard or forward but has the ability to play in the post, on the wing or anywhere in between.”We play him in three different positions, either a two, a three or a four,” Gard said. “Within our system, there is not a whole lot of variation in terms of what you do within those positions. He has become very versatile. He has become one of our better perimeter defenders. Between him and Mike Flowers, we assign them to play their best perimeter defenders defensively.”Krabbenhoft acknowledges that he can play several different positions and enjoys doing so.”I like that. It gives me the options to do a little bit of everything while I’m out on the court,” Krabbenhoft said. “[When] coach gives me the opportunity to be out there, I get to handle the ball a little bit, and I get to go inside a little bit. It’s what I like to do, and it makes it fun for me.”Not only is Krabbenhoft competitive on the court, but also off the court; he is known to never back down from an argument.”He is probably the guy on the team that likes to argue the most,” guard Michael Flowers said. “He will argue about the simplest things. It could be whether Diet Coke tastes better than regular Coke. He will argue his point to death. He will always want to come away with the ‘W’ no matter what it is.”Although he may have a competitive nature, Krabbenhoft will always be one to support his teammates.”Joe is the type of player you want on your team because you know he will do anything to help the team,” Flowers said. “He’s one of those guys that if you are hanging from a cliff and you have a rope, you are going to want to have him holding that rope because you know he won’t ever let go.”last_img read more


first_imgEdsel KingEdsel Lee King, of Wellington, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield at the age of 87.Edsel was born the son of John and Nora (Lawder) King on Tuesday, March 9, 1926 in Liberal.On August 18, 1946, Edsel and Carole Leaming were united in marriage in Liberal. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.He was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Wellington where he had served as an Elder. Edsel also belonged to the Masonic Lodge where he was a York Rite Mason and Master Mason. He was a past Worthy Patron with the Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a past commander of the Wellington Wheatwackers and a member of the Midian Shrine in Wichita. He drove a hospital van through the Shrine organization to transport children to Missouri.  Edsel proudly served during World War II in the United States Navy. He later belonged to the American Legion Tom Schwinn Post No. 90 in Wellington. In his free time, Edsel enjoyed tinkering around with various handyman projects. He also loved to go camping and fishing. Edsel was proud of his 33 year career as a Soil and Water Conservationist. He later sold real estate for several years and retired in 1981.Survivors include his daughters: Sandra  King of Wellington and Carolyn Cauthon (Rick) of North Richland Hills, Texas, sons; John  King (Barbara) of Orlando, Florida, and Denis King (Susan) of Chicago, Illinois, sister; Bessie L. Strickland of Tulsa, Oklahoma, grandchildren; Eric Heckart of Wichita, Michelle Trimble (Ray) of St. Peters, Missouri, Philip Cauthon (Sarah) of Lawrence, Susanne Forbes (Cory) of Iowa City, Iowa, Brian King (Kirsten) of Winter Park, Florida, Tony King (Kelly) of Orlando, Florida, Scott King (Krista) of Tampa, Florida, Jason Cotner of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, great-grandchildren; Anthony Heckart, Lorna Trimble, Corrina Trimble, Marty Trimble, Travis Trimble, Alexander Cauthon, Owen Forbes, Quinn Forbes, Madison King, Tate King, Spencer King, Carson King,  Eli King and Sadie CotnerHe was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Donald D. King, infant brother William A. King, sister Joyce Ann Cain and a granddaughter, Susan Heckart.Visitation will be held at the Day Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Funeral services for Edsel will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the First Christian Church, 123 West 9th Street, Wellington.Interment will follow at the Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington.Memorials have been established in his loving memory with the Wellington Masonic Lodge No. 150 AF&AM or the First Christian Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more


first_imgThe next regularly scheduled Board of County Commissioners meeting will take place at 2 O’clock the afternoon of December 6th in room 280 of Building One of the Thurston County Courthouse. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0OLYMPIA – Thurston County Commissioners will not be holding their weekly board meetings for November 22nd and November 29th.  The temporary recess in meetings will allow commissioners to concentrate on deliberations regarding important year-end issues such as the 2012 budget.  It will also allow time for observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.last_img read more