The chosen few

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Goepper Takes Home Bronze In Sochi

first_img(Image: Nick Goepper’s Facebook page)Dearborn County was represented well during Nick Goepper’s first appearance at the winter games.The 19-year-old, Hidden Valley native competed in the men’s ski slopestyle and fell during the first two qualifying runs, but turned it in his second run scoring 87.00.The United States swept the event with Joss Christensen earning gold and and Gus Kenworthy getting silver in the event.The competition will be televised on NBC at 8p.m. Thursday. A viewing party will also be held at Perfect North Slopes in Lawrenceburg, the same place Goepper used to ski from age 5 to 15.last_img

Devin Clark takes a knee in support of Black Lives Matter protests during fighter introductions at UFC 250

first_imgDevin Clark was determined to make a statement at UFC 250.While he did just that by collecting his second consecutive win with a unanimous decision over Alonzo Menifield, what is resonating throughout social media is what he did before and after the fight. MORE: Jon Jones confiscates spray cans from protestersAfter the decision was announced in his favor, Clark again showed solidarity with the protests by raising a fist with his team in the Octagon.Devin Clark makes a statement with a unanimous decision win at #UFC250.And then he makes another statement in support of our brothers and sisters on the ground protesting the deaths of #BreonnaTaylor #GeorgeFloyd and #AhmaudArbery.Beautiful.#BlackLivesMatter— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) June 6, 2020The deaths of George, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery sparked protests against police brutality and racism across the United States and worldwide. Those demonstrations have now reached the UFC’s Octagon, where Clark wanted to make sure that he made his position loud and clear. The 30-year-old light heavyweight from South Dakota took a knee and raised a fist during his introduction by Bruce Buffer in support of the worldwide Black Lives Matter protests that followed the death of George Floyd at the hands of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on May 25.  UFC light heavyweight @brownbearC took a knee and raised his fist while being introduced at #UFC250— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 6, 2020Clark and Menifield — whose father was killed by Los Angeles police — put on an entertaining brawl that saw Clark have to overcome a possible orbital fracture to outstrike his opponent en route to the victory. last_img read more

Not guilty pleas by Garner man accused of having meth in jail

first_imgKLEMME — A Garner man accused of having methamphetamine while in jail has pleaded not guilty.25-year-old Dakota Schuver was arrested on March 22nd while he was a passenger in a vehicle that was stopped in the 1800 block of Taft Avenue in Klemme. A criminal complaint says he was showing signs of meth use before a digital scale and meth were located in the car. Once at the jail, authorities allege that he had two meth baggies that contained residue in his shoe.Online court records show that Schuver was charged with controlled substance violations and possession of a controlled substance in a correctional institution in Winnebago County, and possession of a controlled substance in a correctional institution in Hancock County.Schuver filed a written plea of not guilty to the Hancock County charges last week, with his trial scheduled to start on May 29th. Schuver was scheduled to be arraigned on the Winnebago County charges back on Friday, but he filed a written plea of not guilty with his trial scheduled for June 5th.Schuver is scheduled to go on trial in Worth County on May 29th on criminal mischief and theft charges after being accused of driving a stolen pickup on August 28th, leading authorities on a pursuit which included Schuver allegedly hitting a baseball diamond fence at Swensrud Park in Northwood before stealing another pickup and trailer, causing over $10,000 in damage before abandoning it.last_img read more