Edwin John Dietzel, 94, of Laurel, went home to be with the Lord on May 22, 2017 at Heritage House of Connersville.Ed was born July 26, 1922 to John and Elizabeth (Becker) Dietzel at their home in Franklin County, Indiana. He attended Collitt School, graduating 8th grade in 1938. He walked 4 miles a day to attend school and attained perfect attendance several years. He began farming and auto mechanics with his older brother, Bill. In 1942, at age 20, he entered the US Army. He served as a truck driver with the 1213 Quartermaster Corps, serving in England for 3 years.Upon his return from the Army, he married his fiancé, Gladys McQueen on January 15, 1946. He began farming, later moving to Cincinnati, Ohio to work at Globe Wernicke Company. They returned to Franklin County to farm and he also drove a school bus for the Franklin County School Corporation for 40 years. Upon his retirement there, he worked for the State of Indiana, Dept. of Natural Resources for 10 additional years. While there, he earned the “Intermittent Employee of the Year” award in 1995. While employed there, he was a friendly fixture in Metamora, steering the Ben Franklin III canal boat and taking care of the horses, Tony and Rex (among others) at Metamora State Canal.His hobbies were antique cars, hunting, fishing, gardening and traveling. He always enjoyed meeting people and conversing and never met a stranger. In his later years, he enjoyed taking care of his constant companion, his miniature Chihuahua, Buddy.He became a 50 year member of the Freemasons (Laurel Lodge No. 447) on January 7, 2005 and obtained his 32nd Degree Scottish Rite membership in Indianapolis, Indiana.Survivors include his daughter, Linda Sue (Sebree), a granddaughter, Lauren Olivia (Prifogle) and her husband, Mark and a grandson Finley. He is also survived by his second wife, Ruby, whom he married October 1979 and her children, Chuck (Pauline) Riddell and Penny (Ron) Vail; grandchildren, Eddie (Rebecca) Vail, Trisha (John) Race, Christy Bonar, Tyler Vail, Angela (Tom) Kovach, Daniel (Jane) Riddell, John Riddell, Haley Riddell; several great grandchildren and five nieces and nephews, David (Rhonda) McQueen, Becky (Chuck) Lucas, Peggy McQueen, Kenny Downard and Ron (Jane) Downard.He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Gladys, his brother, William Louis, his sister, Alma Marie (Downard), his son-in-law, Jim Sebree, brother-in-law, Glendon McQueen; a step-daughter, Brenda Bonar; several aunts, uncles and cousins and a myriad of friends.Family & friends may visit from 5 until 7:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave., Brookville, where Masonic Memorial Services will begin at 7:00 P.M..Funeral services will be held at 11 AM, Friday, May 26, 2017 at Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home in Brookville. Burial with full military graveside honors will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery, Brookville.Phillip & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Edwin Dietzel, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.com.
Press Association Arsenal spent several years being hampered by tight purse-strings as they repaid their stadium costs but have been able to take advantage of increased revenue in the past couple of seasons – bringing in the likes of club-record signing Mesut Ozil, Chile forward Alexis Sanchez and goalkeeper Petr Cech. Spurs may also require some time to start benefiting from a new home, which is proposed to be the biggest in London and will host NFL games over a 10-year period. But, ahead of Sunday’s meeting between the two at the Emirates, Arsenal boss Wenger believes the move will see Tottenham match his side. “It is the biggest challenge we face. It will be purely down to the technical quality of work,” Wenger said when asked about Spurs becoming more of a financial threat. “On a financial level, we always had level power because when we had 37,000, 38,000 seats (at Highbury) we were level. “After we moved into the new stadium we had less financial resources than them because we had to pay our debts back. That was always the case. “Now, maybe in the last two or three years we are in a stronger financial situation but that will not last because they build a new stadium as well.” On the pitch, Arsenal are keeping up the pace at the top of the table while Tottenham remain unbeaten in the league since the opening weekend of the campaign. The Gunners already have their own state-of-the-art facilities with the Emirates Stadium, and north London rivals Spurs are also set for a new 61,000-seater home in the coming years. Tottenham will move just a stone’s throw from their current White Hart Lane ground and are planning to relocate for the start of the 2018/19 season. Wenger’s men go into the game on the back of a 5-1 Champions League hammering from Bayern Munich but certainly have the players to keep their Barclays Premier League title tilt alive with victory over their rivals. Sanchez has enjoyed a strong start to the campaign while World Cup winner Ozil feels he is now able to show his best having made an uncertain start to life at Arsenal. “Last season, I was out with my knee injury for a few months,” the Germany midfielder told arsenal.com “This year I feel fit. I have no injuries and can perform well in games. At the moment, things are going really well. “But you need to praise the whole team. We fight for each other and are like a small family. You can sense that on the pitch. It shows that we are hungry for success and that’s why I want to praise the whole team.” Arsene Wenger believes Tottenham’s new stadium will eventually see them compete financially with Arsenal and provide the “biggest challenge” to the club.
AFTER the last shot was fired at the Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships being held at the Belmont Shooting Centre in Brisbane, two Guyanese riflemen were in the top 10 world rated shooters.Mahendra Persaud who entered the final day tied on the same score with two other shooters, had scores of 72.4 at 900yds and 68.4 at 1000yds, attaining a Grand Aggregate score of 394.24Vs and finishing in eight place.Lennox Braithwaite shot scores of 72.5 at 900yds and 70.6 at 1000yds, attaining a Grand Aggregate score of 394.40Vs and retaining his sixth place that he held at the completion of CSF Stage 2.Shooters from across the West Indies have been sending congratulatory messages to Persaud and Braithwaite on their outstanding performance for the region.The Guyana NRA Executive Council was loud in praise of their performance which also follows the shooters outstanding performance at the just-concluded West Indies Championship held in Guyana.The President of the West Indies Fullbore Shooting Council, Major John Nelson, sent a congratulatory message to Persaud and Braithwaite that read: “On behalf of the WIFBSC and the region’s shooting family, it gives me great pleasure to extend heartiest congratulations to Mahendra and Lennox on your very fine performance in finishing in the Top 10 of the recently-concluded individual championship at the CSF matches in Belmont, Australia. Very well-done gentlemen you both did us proud.”It was also commendable for another shooter from Trinidad, Justin Lall, to comment “Very inspiring to me. You guys are the proof that it is realistic to look at the top of the list and not the bottom.”Antigua Rifle Association wrote “I wish to join in congratulating Mahendra and Lennox on their sterling performance representing Guyana and the West Indies.They have demonstrated that we can not only compete but beat some of the larger countries. I hope you take your performance into the Commonwealth Games.”Persaud and Braithwaite are now scheduled to return to Guyana where they will continue their training in preparation for Commonwealth Games 2018.The Guyana NRA would like to appeal once more for continued sponsorship from corporate Guyana and the Government in support of our shooters.The individual and team performances have been second to none and at the highest level. The team continues to be the reigning champions for both the short and long range championships in the West Indies for the last eight years.This shows the dedication and commitment of the sportsmen, and the pride they take in giving glory to Guyana on the world stage.