ELLSWORTH — Paige Martin opened the first period with three consecutive three-pointers for John Bapst as the Crusaders took charge en route to a 56-24 win over the Ellsworth Eagles on Saturday.Taylor White of the Ellsworth Eagles drives past a John Bapst defender in action.—HUGH BOWDENELLSWORTH — Paige Martin opened the first period with three consecutive three-pointers for John Bapst as the Crusaders took charge en route to a 56-24 win over the Ellsworth Eagles on Saturday.Sam McGuire scored eight points to lead Ellsworth.It was the 11th loss in 12 outings for the Eagles.For more sports news, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 admin Latest Posts Bio House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all)
Bernice NeisesBernice Neises, 82, of Belle Plaine died Sunday, August 16, 2015 at her home in Belle Plaine.Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 21 at the Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield. Visitation will be Thursday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Oxford Funeral Service with Rosary to follow at 7 p.m. at Holy Name Catholic Church in Winfield. A memorial has been established with the Totus Tuus-Summer Catholic Youth Program and Birthline-Pregnancy Resource Center. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Â Bernice Ann Neises was born on February 28, 1933 the daughter of Peter and Sophia (Cordell) Freund in Andale, Kansas. On August 25, 1954 Bernice was united in marriage to Theodore Neises. She was a farmwife and homemaker, who loved her family. She worked in area nursing homes and at Rubbermaid doing molding and machine tending. She enjoyed crocheting, making rosaries and scapulars and donated over 57 gallons of blood in her lifetime.Bernice is survived by her children: Michael Neises, Alfred Neises and his wife Becky, John Neises and his wife Cindy, Margaret Rippe and her husband Randall, Janice Cartwright and her husband John, Kathleen Widener and her husband Jeff, Lois Linnebur and her husband Rodney, Albert Neises and his wife Dorinda, Lawrence Neises and his wife Geri, Elaine Ellenz and her husband John and Annette Maurer and her husband Randal; 38 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren and 1 great great-granddaughter.Â She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Theodore on April 14, 1998, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
A new report has brought encouraging news for golf by identifying an increase in the rounds played in Great Britain in the first quarter of 2015. Leading sports research company SPORTS MARKETING SURVEYS INC. (SMS INC.) reports that the average number of rounds played increased by 14%, compared to the same period in 2014. Richard Payne, Senior Manager of Sports Accounts, commented: “This increase is fantastic news for the industry. This new data offers encouraging insight into the future of the game, and we hope to see similar promising figures leading into the summer months before The Open returns to the home of golf at St Andrews in July.” The above average temperatures and the generally drier weather in January 2015 meant that all regions, except Scotland, enjoyed an encouraging start to the number of rounds played. February was also much drier than the same period 2014, and as a result all regions enjoyed increases in excess of 30%. During this time the Cricket World Cup began with coverage starting in the mornings, however this did not impact on GB golfing figures. March 2015 was relatively cold and wet vis-à-vis 2014, and also a month which saw a dramatic culmination in an exciting Six Nations rugby campaign where the final game attracted a TV audience of around 10 million viewers. Both happenings were key factors in all regions suffering decreases in golf rounds played, with the exception of the North region which boasted an increase (5.7%) in contrast to 2014. Overall, rounds played in the North region of England were up 13.5%, the South region by 15.7% and the Midland region, which includes Wales, by 20.5% 3 Jun 2015 Research brings encouraging news for golf