Wood-Mizer Founder, Dan Tekulve, Passes Away

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Wood-Mizer co-founder Dan Tekulve passed away this past Saturday.Tekulve was 71 years old. Tekulve alongside Don Laskowski, was responsible for inventing the thin-kerf portable bandsaw mill that led the establishment of Wood-Mizer in 1982.Throughout the formative years of the company, Dan had a hand in engineering a variety of products.He was also integral in the faith-based programs for Wood-Mizer including the equipment donation program for missions and charities that is still active today.After 22 years with the company, Dan retired from active involvement with Wood-Mizer in 2004 but remained as Chairman of the Board until 2007.Wood-Mizer is honoring Dan for his many years of service to the company and dedication to helping others through Christ.last_img

LA Dodgers rookie Julio Urias learning to deal with uncertainty

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error WASHINGTON, D.C. >> Now what?For the third time this season, the Dodgers turned to 19-year-old left-hander Julio Urias to fill a short-term need in their starting rotation. Urias went four innings in Thursday’s 6-3 victory over the Washington Nationals after left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu went on the DL with elbow tendinitis.Whatever plan the Dodgers had for their precocious pitching prospect must have been written in pencil, erased and rewritten again. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said he has been impressed with the way Urias has handled the uncertainty as well as being asked to make five of his nine big-league starts against first-place teams (the Cubs, Orioles, Giants and Nationals twice).“I am,” Roberts said. “It takes a special young man to handle what has been put in front of Julio. I think that all these experiences really are going to help him. We haven’t made it easy on him but he has really responded.” Roberts, however, said Thursday he doesn’t anticipate shortening the rotation, preferring to give starters extra rest when possible. The Dodgers might be able to do both, to a degree. Regardless, he also said the time has not come for Urias to take up permanent residence in that rotation.“After today, I don’t know what his fate is in the near term,” Roberts said. “But that is our plan for him — to get back in the bullpen to monitor the innings usage. After today we will reassess.“I think for Julio, No. 1 is his usage and where he’s at this year. With what we have left in the season, we’re not at a point where we can just run him out there as a starter. We’re going to need him through September and hopefully October. I don’t know what we’re going to do moving forward, in the near term.”The uncertainty, Urias admits, can be frustrating to live with at times.“It is a little hard. But when you get the opportunity you have to make the best of it,” he said. “Going up and down can be hard but you have to take advantage of the situation.”Roster shuffleAlong with Urias, the Dodgers added right-handed reliever Grant Davyton to the roster Thursday, shortening their bench once again by sending Zach Walters and Charlie Culberson back to Triple-A Oklahoma City. Right-hander Chris Hatcher (placed on the DL Wednesday with a strained left oblique) was moved to the 60-day DL to clear a 40-man roster spot for Dayton. Hatcher will be unavailable until mid-September now. He also missed two months last season with an oblique injury.Originally drafted by the Miami Marlins in 2010, Dayton was acquired by the Dodgers in a trade for former first-round pick Chris Reed last July. He has 85 strikeouts in 48 innings at Double-A and Triple-A this season, holding hitters at both levels to a .165 average. He struck out nearly half of the batters he faced in Triple-A (57 of 125).“He’s a high spin-rate guy,” Roberts said. “He has a good fastball, good fastball life and obviously the data says high spin rate so he does have that swing-and-miss fastball.”AlsoCorey Seager missed his third consecutive game due to a stomach virus. Roberts said Seager was feeling better and was available to pinch-hit or play defensively Thursday. But he didn’t think Seager was ready to play nine innings in the heat and humidity yet. … Catcher Yasmani Grandal has also been dealing with the same type of illness and Roberts tried to avoid using either him or Seager in Thursday’s game. As a result, he sent pitcher Kenta Maeda up as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning. Maeda struck out.center_img The Dodgers certainly haven’t made it easy on Urias despite their on-going desire to limit his workload. They sent him to the mound against the Nationals Thursday despite the fact that he had thrown just one inning (in relief for Triple-A Oklahoma 10 days earlier) since his most recent last — for now — start with the Dodgers on July 4.Urias said he threw two bullpen sessions as well during that time and was prepared to pitch in relief for the Oklahoma City Dodgers on Sunday but “during the game the manager told me I wasn’t pitching. They didn’t say why.”Urias has taken it all with calm and patience beyond his age.“Like I said at the beginning of the year, I’d be ready for whatever they ask me to do,” Urias said through an interpreter. “They’re giving me another opportunity so I’m going to do my best to help my team win a game.”The Dodgers have three days off in an eight-day stretch starting Monday and could go without a fifth starter until Aug. 6 if they wanted. By then, the non-waiver trade deadline might have yielded reinforcements and Urias could move to the bullpen — either in Los Angeles or Oklahoma City.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, May 06, 2014:•8:07 a.m. Officers took a report of a domestic family dispute by a known subject(s) in the 1000 block W. Shady Lane, Wellington.•9:23 a.m. Officers investigated a battery and criminal damage to property in the 2600 block N. A, Wellington.•9:34 a.m. Juvenile female, 15, Belle Plaine, was detained and referred to juvenile court.•9:49 a.m. Officers took a report of a suicide attempt of known subject in the 700 block N. C, Wellington.•12:14 p.m. Officers took a report of a child custody dispute by known subject(s) in the 2400 block N. A, Wellington.•12:41 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a purse in the 100 block E. 15th, Wellington.•2:15 p.m. Courtesy Motor Vehicle was taken in the 300 block S. West Road, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Daniel W. Prytherch,46, Wichita, Ks and a vehicle owned by the city of Wellington.•4:46 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a cell phone in the 500 block W. 4th, Wellington.•4:59 p.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery by a known suspect in the 300 block E. 13th, Wellington.•6:09 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 1000 block N. Plum, Wellington.•8:56 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of currency in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington.last_img read more

Cubs continue preps for Turkey camp

first_img Tags: 2019 U17 AFCONcubsJackson Mageratop The Cubs are currently in a residential set up at Njeru (Photos by FUFA Media)NJERU – The Uganda National U17 team, the Cubs have intensified preparations for their upcoming trip to Turkey.The Cubs who are currently undergoing residential training at FUFA Technical Center in Njeru, successfully completed their second day of training, holding two sessions.The trip to Turkey which comes later this month will see Jackson Magera’s side play a host of build up games as part of toning up for the U17 AFCON finals in Tanzania.According to Magera, the boys are responding well to the training and he hopes they will be ready for Turkey.“The boys are in good shape and responding well, said Magera.“We have no injuries and everything is fine.“We expect to improve in very many areas, technically in the next 10 days before we fly out to Europe.The squad of 30 is the one expected to continue building up for Africa’s U17 show piece.On Wednesday, they will have one training session at Jinja SS in the afternoon as the FUFA Technical Center will be in use with BUL FC hosting Sc Villa at 4:30pm in StarTimes Uganda Premier League.On Wednesday, one of the sessions will be held at Jinja SSUganda earned a ticket to AFCON after winning the Eastern Regional qualifiers last year.The AFCON Finals in Tanzania are slatted to take place from 14th-28th April.The players currently in camp:Goalkeepers:Oyo Delton (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Jack Komaketch (Ndejje University FC), Ssemwogerere Daniel (Bright Stars FC) and Sinalya Ben (Express FC).Rest of the Squad: Kevin Ssekimbegga (Express FC), Ibrahim Juma (KCCA FC), Kasozi Samson (Bright Stars FC), Kizito Mugweri Gavin (Vipers SC), John Rogers (Onduparaka FC), Kiddawalime Saul (Super Cubs), Wasswanga Shafik (Ndejje University FC), Opira Innocent (Ndejje University), Ekellot Ibrahim (KCCA FC), Ssekajja Davis (Bright Stars FC), Ziraba Ronnie (Express FC), Kakaire Thomas (Bright Stars FC), Mwaka Polycarp (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Opaala Edwine Mukisa (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), John Kokas Alou (URA FC), Mukisa Owen (BUL FC), Jarieko James (Paidha Black Angels FC), Asaba Ivan (Vipers SC), Surundu Ibrahim (KCCA FC), Najib Yiga (Vipers SC), Yasin Abdu Owane (Vipers SC), Mugulusi Isma (Kirinya Jinja SS FC), Lubega Derrick (Express FC), Mugisha Rogers (Mbarara City FC), Abdul Wahid Iddi (Onduparaka FC), Kakande Shafic (Bright Stars FC).Team officials: Magera Jackson (1st Assistant coach).Hamuza Lutalo (2nd Assistant coach).Mubarak Kiberu (Goalkeeper coach).Emmanuel Nakabago (Team Doctor).Bashir Mutyaba (Team Manager).Omaria Bosco (Team Media Officer).Bumpenje Frank (Kit Manager).Comments last_img read more