Rosemary Amelia Brinkman (nee: Herbert), age 90 of Batesville, Indiana passed away on Friday, September 20, 2019. The daughter of Edward and Elizabeth (nee: Tunny) Herbert was born on March 26, 1929 in Batesville. She married Melvin Brinkman on June 12, 1948 at St. Maurice Church in Napoleon, Indiana. He passed away on July 25, 2006.Rose was a wonderful mom and homemaker for her husband and seven children. She also worked as a bookkeeper for Brinkman Construction until she retired in her 70’s. In their early years she and her husband, Melvin loved to square dance, going to a dance nearly every Saturday night. Rose was an avid bowler as well. She especially loved flowers. Over the years she always enjoyed working in her beautiful flower gardens. Crafting was another favorite of hers, always making 8 of something, one for her and of course, seven for the kids. Rose liked spending time sewing and quilting too. She also liked working her crosswords and word search books. Rose was a member of Batesville VFW Auxillary #3183, St. Louis Catholic Church and belonged to the Batesville Ladies Red Hats. Most of all she loved being a mom, wife, grandmother and great-grandmother to her dear family.She will be dearly missed by her children, David (Mary Beth) Brinkman of Batesville, Steve Brinkman of Batesville, Dan (Lisa) Brinkman of Indianapolis, Dale (Carol) Brinkman of Batesville, Linda (Tom) Amberger of Greensburg, Carol (Steve) McGrath of Cincinnati and Mary Kay (Joe) Roberts of Oldenburg; 7 grandchildren, Chuck, Angie, Mark, Eric, Andy, Michael and Alex; 14 great-grandchildren along with her brother Tom Herbert, and sisters, Margaret Dickman, Dianna Young, Dorothy Halcomb, and Patricia Seevers.In addition to her parents, and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother Paul Herbert, and her sisters Catherine Herbert and Betty Johnson.Visitation will be Monday, September 23, 2019 from 4:00–7:00p.m. at Meyers Funeral Home. Mass of Christian burial will be at 12:00 noon on Tuesday, September 24th, at St. Louis Catholic Church in Batesville. Father Stanley Pondo officiating. Burial to follow in the St. Louis Cemetery.Memorials may be given to Margaret Mary Hospice c/o the Meyers Funeral Home. Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.
Osgood, IN—Anjali Fong (known by many as Fong) has announced her book Ripley 200 will be released beginning Monday, October 14. Those who have been a part of the project are invited to a special celebration 4-6pm at Voldico Insurance, 420 S. Buckeye St., Osgood, Indiana. The public is invited to join the party from 6-8pm that evening.The exhibition, with large prints of some of the subjects in the project and copies of the book to view will be open Tuesday-Friday, October 15-18 from 3-6pm each day. Saturday and Sunday, October 19-20, the exhibition will be open 1-6pm each day.200 Ripley County, Indiana residents are featured in the book, photographed by Professional Photographer Anjali Fong. The hardback book included a short paragraph of those who were photographed.Ripley 200 began as a Ripley County Bicentennial project, and became a labor of love for the next two years as she met and photographed so many Ripley County residents who were suggested by their friends, co-workers, and others. “The book and exhibition are opportunities for us all to get to know each other better,” Fong noted. A limited number of copies will be available to purchase during the exhibition.The professional photographer, who is from Malaysia, has lived with her husband, Asher, in Versailles for 10 years. Sponsors for the project include the Ripley County Tourism Bureau, the Ripley County Community Foundation, Voldico Insurance, The Napoleon State Bank, and Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation.
MASON CITY — The Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has re-designated Mason City as an Iowa Great Place, and they’ve also designated Mason City for one of three new Cultural and Entertainment Districts.Mason City received the Iowa Great Place re-designation for the Willow Creek Downtown Corridor Development on the southern boundary of the downtown area. Project development in that area will focus on creating an inviting, usable space incorporating the natural environment and complementing community and downtown assets and economic development.The Cultural and Entertainment District includes the Main Street Mason City program area and the Downtown Mason City Historic District. Major anchors include the MacNider Art Museum, Mason City Public Library, Music Man Square, Historic Park Inn Hotel, Mason City Community Theater and Steben’s Children’s Theater.
Woodland Planters Days festivities continue Sunday in downtown Woodland and at Horseshoe Lake Park.Here’s a schedule of events:All day: Market, car show, antique farm equipment display and Cascade Pack and Paddle rides.9 a.m. to 3 p.m.: 4X4 Show & ShineNoon to 5 p.m.: Carnival1 to 2 p.m. Talent contest3 to 4 p.m.: Raffle drawing4 p.m.: Car show awardsWoodland Planters Days is packed with fun for the whole family. But Saturday afternoon was all about the frogs.Frogs large and small showcased their hops in the 46th Annual Frog Jump sponsored by the Walter E. Hansen family. The event drew more than a hundred people to Woodland’s Horseshoe Lake Park as dozens of kids and their frogs competed for contest’s top prize.The annual contest is open to kids 12 and younger. One by one, entrants take their frogs to a white launch pad in the contest arena. From there, the kids use various techniques — including clapping, patting the ground, stomping, shouting and poking — to get the frogs to jump. After the frogs take three hops, their total distance is measured.Cash awards are given for the top three jumps, as well as the biggest, smallest and prettiest frogs. This year, 76 kids participated.Sahara Jones, 12, of Vancouver claimed first place in the contest — and $5 in award money — when her “rented” frog hopped a total of 129 inches. Sahara didn’t bring her own frog to the event; instead, she borrowed one from a collection of loaner frogs.But she did scout out the competition before selecting a frog. The small frogs didn’t jump too far. The big ones didn’t move much either, she said.“The medium ones were the best,” Sahara said.So when her turn came, Sahara plucked a medium-sized frog from the bucket and hoped for the best. After a couple claps of her hands, the frog took off hopping. Sahara Jones, of Vancouver, poses for a photo with a loaner frog at the 46th Annual Frog Jump contest at Woodland Planters Days Saturday. Her frog’s first three jumps totaled 129 inches, earning first place and netting Sahara $5 in prize money.
Booking.com presents 5 Fun Food FestivalsBooking.com presents 5 Fun Food FestivalsMore than one in five global travellers said they have travelled especially to attend a food festival with more than half saying that they travel specifically for the thrill that comes with exploring global cuisines*. To celebrate the harvest this autumn, Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, is presenting five beautiful destinations that are perfect for celebrating food, immersing yourself into a new culture and pleasing your palate with different and unique flavours.Zibelemärit (Onion Market) – Bern, SwitzerlandThe historical and picturesque city of Bern is nestled within the banks of the Aare River and is highly endorsed for its old town, sightseeing and history. Every year, on the fourth Monday of November, it hosts the traditional Onion Festival, where 50 tons of onions are sold and transformed into tasty delicacies.Where to stay: With a central, yet quiet location in the city centre, Bed and Breakfast Wildrose offers spacious rooms and complementary full English breakfast that guests can enjoy on the terrace during sunny days.Seafood Festival – O Grove, Spain Around two-thirds of the earth’s surface is covered by water – just think of all the delicious fish, succulent squid, and juicy shellfish out there! Every October, for the last 53 years, the picturesque coastal town of O Grove organizes the Seafood Festival. Travellers from all over the world have the opportunity to enjoy a variety of delicious local dishes with fresh seafood from Ría de Arousa in a destination highly rated for seafood, beaches and scenery.Where to stay: Offering a sun terrace and beautiful views of O Grove, Habitaciones Castelao is a great place to stay to enjoy all the activities of the festival. All rooms at the property have a flat screen TV, Wi-Fi, a coffee machine and a kettle.Castagnades (Chestnut) Festival – Meyras, FranceFor travellers looking for something less busy, in the heart of Ardéchois villages, the Castagnades festival invites guests of all ages to a friendly atmosphere with gastronomic competitions and local products made of chestnuts. Set in a valley between the Ardèche and Fontaulière rivers, the small village of Meyras, hosts the Chestnut Festival on 15 October. Meyras is highly endorsed by Booking.com travellers for tranquillity, nature and gourmet food.Where to stay: When it comes to places to stay, look no further than Maison Sous Le Pont B&B. This traditional stone house features a beautiful terrace among the trees, where guests can enjoy delicious local dishes made of fresh local products.Hawaii Food and Wine Festival – Hawaii, USA If you really want to savour Hawaii’s great cuisine, there’s no better way to taste it than durning the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, which takes place from 20 October until 5 November on the Hawaiian islands of Maui, Oahu and Hawai’i . The festival hosts popular chefs, cooking demonstrations, delicious local dishes and various wine tastings to wash it all down. Booking.com travellers have endorsed the islands of Hawaii for their beaches, nature, tranquillity and the relaxation they offer.Where to stay: The Westin Ka’anapali Ocean Resort Villas are luxury villas set between North Ka’anapali Beach and the mountains of West Maui, offering spacious villas with views of the ocean or island. The property has three onsite restaurants and two bars serving an array of cuisine from Italian to American.Mid-Autumn Festival – China The Mid-Autumn Festival, also known as the Mooncake Festival is the second most important festival in China and eating mooncakes is the most common activity of the day. Although this is technically not a food festival, it is a great opportunity to taste the delicious, sweet Chinese pastry.Where to stay: A world-renowned gem, sprawling Beijing is highly endorsed for history, culture and food and is a great destination to experience this unique festival. Positioned in the central hub of Beijing, the Rosewood Beijing is an artistic masterpiece of modern and old, featuring a lush garden, an outdoor pool and tastefully designed dining spaces.Source = Booking.com