Councillors told to look at bigger picture

first_img TAGSFianna FáilLimerick CountyMichael CollinsNewspolitics Previous articleHomelessness is a real worry in AbbeyfealeNext articleRacing 92 prove too much for Munster in Paris Alan Jacques Twitter Michael Collins, Fianna Fáil. Photo: Cian ReinhardtCOUNCILLORS in the Adare-Rathkeale Municipal District have been accused of depriving Limerick people of a state-of-the-art Great Southern Greenway.Council members in Newcastle West Municipal District were informed at this Wednesday’s monthly meeting that the six councillors in Adare-Rathkeale had declined to match their €45,000 annual contribution towards the greenway from General Municipal Allocation (GMA) funding over the next five years.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Fianna Fáil councillor Michael Collins suggested that Adare-Rathkeale representatives should “look at the bigger picture”.“The greenway will have a huge positive impact, not only on Newcastle West and Rathkeale, but will benefit all of Limerick,” he told council members.Fine Gael councillor Liam Galvin said he was disappointed that council members in the neighbouring district had decided not to match their €45,000 annual funding allocation.“This is the single biggest thing to happen to Newcastle West and Adare-Rathkeale districts. They are depriving people of a state-of-the-art greenway. Do we need a special meeting on this?” he asked.Director of Services for Newcastle West Municipal District Gordon Daly said he did not want the wrong message to leave the council chamber. He was also conscious of respecting the decision of councillors in Adare-Rathkeale.“The project is not in jeopardy. The project is on target,” Mr Daly commented. Facebook Advertisement Linkedin NewsPoliticsCouncillors told to look at bigger pictureBy Alan Jacques – January 12, 2020 359 Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Vicky calls for right to die with dignity Limerick on Covid watch list WhatsApp Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Email Print Local backlash over Aer Lingus threat Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possiblelast_img read more

Mary Jeannette Stegemiller, 96, Cross Plains

first_imgMary Jeannette Brown Stegemiller, 96, of Cross Plains passed away at 12:45pm, Friday, May 8, 2020 at the Waters of Dillsboro Manor. She was born in Cross Plains on September 8, 1923 the daughter of Carl H. and Maude E. Johnson Brown. She was a lifelong resident of Cross Plains and a 1941 graduate of Cross Plains High School. Both before and after graduation she was employed wt the Cross Plains State Bank. She proudly served her community and aided the war effort during World War II. For her diligence she received a commendation from US Congressman Earl Wilson for processing war bonds at the bank.On September 24, 1949 Jeannette married Francis I. (Fritz) Stegemiller at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1962. She was a member of the Cross Plains United Methodist Church and attended regularly as the oldest member as long as her health permitted. In earlier years she taught Sunday school classes, assisted with the Methodist Youth Fellowship and Vacation Bible School, and held offices in the Women’s Society of Christian Service. Jeannette also lovingly hosted Thanksgiving dinners for over 50 years for the extended Brown family.Survivors include her daughter Janelle Stegemiller of Cross Plains; her sons Jon (Robin) Stegemiller also of Cross Plains, and Jeff Stegemiller of Versailles. Other survivors include her granddaughter Erin Stegemiller of Tennessee, her step-grandson Caleb Carlock of Osgood, her step-granddaughter Hannah Carlock of Indianapolis, and her sister Martha Lea Orman of Beech Grove as well as her remaining nieces and nephews and their extended families. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers J. C. Brown and Lloyd Brown.Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 12th at 11am at the Cross Plains United Methodist Church with Pastor Jerry Brooks officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will begin at the church at 10am, but due to the current health pandemic and mandates set down by the Indiana governor’s office there will be a restriction on the number of individuals allowed in the church. Memorials may be given to the Cross Plains United Methodist Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles. If you would like to have a Hugs from Home card given to Jeannette’s family to express condolences in your absence, please contact the funeral home at 812-689-1171.last_img read more

NBA playoffs 2019/Raptors vs. 76ers: 3 things that could decide the series

first_img NBA playoffs 2019: Joel Embiid says 76ers ‘can win it all’ NBA playoffs 2019: Updated odds to win the championship Philadelphia forward Mike Scott also could be limited as he left Game 5 against the Nets with a bruised foot and did not return.The Raptors, on the other hand, can rely on their backups — including Fred VanVleet and Serge Ibaka — for long stretches, which could present a problem for Philadelphia. Two of the top teams in the NBA will face off in the Eastern Conference semifinals.The Raptors have been considered title contenders since they acquired Kawhi Leonard last summer. They met expectations all season long and advanced into the second round by topping the Magic in a five-game series.center_img Here are three things that could decide the series between Toronto and Philadelphia.Joel Embiid’s healthJoel Embiid’s health continues to be in question.Embiid missed five of the team’s last seven regular-season games, dealt with knee soreness throughout the series against Brooklyn and was even held out of Philadelphia’s Game 3 win.The 25-year-old, however, excelled on both ends in the final two matchups of the first round to help Philadelphia advance.”We are the recipient of Jo trying to inch along slowly and buy time,” Sixers coach Brett Brown said earlier this month (via The Philly Voice). “You win a game, two more days, you win a game, three more days, you might drop one, four more days. How do you deliver him responsibly to a later date in ultimately what you hope will be a deep playoff run?”It’s not as clear cut as you thought it would be on ‘how do you maintain a fitness base and still get his knee rest?’ What do we do to help him most now? I believe a solid plan is in place that can deliver him responsibly, incrementally to later dates.”The 76ers will certainly need their center in the lineup and consistently on the court against the Raptors.The play of the starsBoth teams in this series feature multiple All-Stars.  The Raptors are led by the two-headed attack of Leonard and Kyle Lowry. Forward Pascal Siakam had a breakout season for Toronto while the team improved its frontline by acquiring Marc Gasol in a February deal with the Grizzlies.The 76ers offense is powered by Embiid and fellow young star Ben Simmons. Philadelphia also made a pair of in-season additions, trading for Jimmy Butler and Tobias Harris in preparation for the playoffs.The stars in this series will determine which team advances to the conference finals.The 76ers’ lack of depthPhiladelphia has a thin bench.The 76ers did not have a deep rotation to begin the season, and their second unit was depleted even further after they were forced to send away multiple key role-players in the deals that brought in Butler as well as Harris. Meanwhile, the 76ers have arguably the best starting lineup in basketball. They appeared to be in trouble after they dropped their first playoff game to the Nets but rebounded with four straight victories to move on.Toronto came away with wins three of the four times the teams met in the regular season. Related Newslast_img read more