Mrs. Geneva (Cole) Johnson, age 85, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on February 25, 1932, in Talbert, Kentucky, the loving daughter of the late, Chester and Polly (Herald) Cole. She was raised in Talbert, Kentucky where she attended high school. Geneva was united in marriage on November 24, 1956, in Jackson, Kentucky, to the late, Fred Johnson and to this union arrived 12 children to bless their home. Geneva and Fred shared 45 years of marriage together until Fred passed away on October 4, 2001. Geneva was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 20 years. She was a former cook for the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana, from 1989 to 2002. She was a member of the Old Republic Baptist Church in Booneville, Kentucky. Geneva enjoyed quilting, watching soap operas, flowers, reading her Bible, working crossword puzzles, but most of all, spending time with her loving family. Geneva passed away at 7:56 pm, Tuesday, November 28, 2017, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. Geneva will be deeply missed by her daughters, Helen Gabbard and her husband: Junior of Altro, KY, Jalia Nelson and her husband: John of Crestview, FL, Carolyn Burns and her husband: Butch of Worthville, KY, Lake Rayls and her husband: Larry of Vevay, IN and Nancy Rose and her husband: Roy of Madison, IN; her sons, Larry Johnson and his wife: Anita of Louisville, KY, Fred Johnson and his wife: Tammy of Madison, IN, Phillip Johnson and his wife: Shelly of Vevay, IN, Mitchell Johnson and his wife: Joyce of Booneville, KY and Mark Johnson of Vevay, IN; her son-in-law, Kip A. Skaggs, Sr. of Vevay, IN; her 24-grandchildren; her 34-great-grandchildren; her 5-great-great-grandchildren; her several step-grandchildren and her step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Jalia Stamper of Newport, KY; her brother, Beech Cole and his wife: Mahala of Cold Spring, KY and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Chester and Polly (Herald) Cole; her husband of 45 years, Fred Johnson, died October 4, 2001; her son, Paul Johnson, died August 22, 1970; her daughter, Freda Joy Skaggs, died October 18, 2017; her granddaughter, Melissa Neve Johnson, died December 21, 1998; her grandson, Kip Arthur “Kippy” Skaggs, Jr., died October 9, 2003; her son-in-law, Charles Lewis “Chuck” Melton, Jr., died September 13, 1989; her sisters, Matilda Cole, Sally Turner and Hallie Herald and her brothers, Alex, Tom, Bill and Woodrow Cole.Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 1:00 pm, by Rev. Patrick Turner at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana. Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Keeping Pace Cancer Fund % CFSCI. Cards are available at the funeral home.
MUMBAI, (Reuters) – Critics of India’s Rishabh Pant must leave the young wicketkeeper batsman alone and let him play with freedom, stand-in captain Rohit Sharma said on Saturday.The 22-year-old has received lots of flak lately from India’s coaching staff, pundits and the media after losing his wicket through loose shots and his position in the India test side has been taken by fit-again Wriddhiman Saha.Former Australia batsman Dean Jones told Reuters this week that Pant needs to improve his off-side game if he wants to graduate from being a one-trick pony.“There is a lot of talk happening about Rishabh Pant every day, every minute,” Rohit, who is leading the hosts in place of rested regular captain Virat Kohli, told reporters ahead of Sunday’s deciding final Twenty20 international against Bangladesh at Nagpur.“I just feel that he needs to be allowed to do what he wants to do on the field. I would request everyone to just keep their eyes away from Rishabh Pant for a while.”Pant was perceived as Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s natural successor in limited overs cricket for India when the former captain eventually hangs up his gloves and till recently was the preferred choice behind the stumps in all three formats.He played 11 Tests in the absence of the injured Saha and used his chances well, hitting a century in an Oval test against England last year while smashing an unbeaten 159 versus Australia in Sydney in January.His six-hitting ability makes him a limited-overs asset, but India head coach Ravi Shastri and batting coach Vikram Rathour said in recent interviews that the left-hander’s shot selection has occasionally let the team down.Pant played within himself and seemed to curb his natural instincts in his 26-ball knock of 27 during India’s loss to Bangladesh in the first T20 in Delhi while he did not get a chance to bat during the series-levelling win at Rajkot.He, however, handed a reprieve to Bangladesh opener Liton Das, who was stumped off Yuzvendra Chahal but replays confirmed Pant did not collect the ball behind the stumps, with part of his gloves jutting ahead of the line.Pant nearly repeated the mistake when effecting a similar dismissal to send back Soumya Sarkar for 30 off Chahal.“He is a young guy … trying to make his mark in international cricket. Every move he makes on the field, people start talking about him. It is not fair,” Rohit said.“Focus on him a lot more when he is doing good things also, not just the bad things. He is a fearless cricketer and we want him to have that freedom. And if you guys keep your eyes little bit off him, it will allow him to perform even better.”
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich — The City of Alpena has new legislation in the works that places restrictions on the sale and use of marijuana in public places.Mayor Matt Waligora offered some insight into what the new regulations would mean for residents.One ordinance presented at the city council meeting on Monday, prohibits all forms of marijuana consumption in public places, but some city council members brought up valid points about medicinal marijuana.Councilwoman Amber Hess said in the meeting Monday, “When someone is taking medicine, that may mean in pill form. If they’re having an edible, that could mean medicinal or recreational. I don’t feel that it’s our position to say that they can’t consume that in a public place.”The council members took Hess’s point into consideration, and opted to amend the ordinance.Mayor Waligora states, “It’s the way it was written on Monday…we’re having it revised because it encompassed consuming it whatsoever, and we feel it would probably be better if we just banned the open consumption – the things that bother other people in the vicinity and things that normalize it for children, like smoking it or vaping it. But the other forms that there are for medical marijuana, we don’t really want to inhibit people from being able to do that.”Mayor Waligora says things may change in the future, but for now, the laws will stand.The amended legislation will be presented at next week’s city council meeting.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Hess, legislation, Marijuana, Waligora, weedContinue ReadingPrevious Elementary school students learn about marine debrisNext Photo of the Day for Monday, February 25