The Christian Institute 20 August 2015A new review of a wide range of evidence on assisted suicide has revealed that the practice becomes more widespread and more routine in places where the law has been changed.The guide, produced by the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, links directly to official data from the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Oregon and Washington, as well as UK parliamentary reports and journal research.It says there are “common patterns” emerging from places where assisted suicide has been legalised.‘Supposed safeguards’The report notes that “in every jurisdiction numbers have increased over time and continue to do so; there has also been a shift from permitting assisted suicide for cancer victims to include other diseases”.The review says that in Europe, this includes psychiatric conditions and problems related to old age, which are non-terminal.“Supposed safeguards such as psychiatric referral have also declined in frequency”, the review says.The guide highlights polling on assisted suicide, which appears to show huge support – but this is highly variable “depending on the words used”.http://www.christian.org.uk/news/new-review-assisted-suicide-becomes-routine-if-legalised/
Janis “John” Indriksons, age 76 of Franklin, Indiana and formerly of Indianapolis, died Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Otterbein Franklin Senior Life Community in Franklin. Born August 11, 1941 in Riga, Latvia, he is the son of Elza (Nee: Kaukis) and Aleksandrs Indriksons. He married Diane Weigel September 22, 1973 at St. Louis Church in Batesville. He served in the Air Force from 1961 to 1962 and after the service became a licensed electrician, working for the Indiana Brotherhood of Electric Workers until retiring.Born in Latvia, his family escaped to Germany in 1945. In 1950 they immigrated to the United States and he grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska. A sports fan, he enjoyed following the Huskers and Colts and although he liked watching golf, he didn’t golf himself. John would read the newspaper from front page to back page, liked mowing and fiddling in the yard and according to Diane, loved food. When Diane got a break from the cooking they were frequent visitors to Bob Evans and Denny’s. A dog lover, John was very fond of his two Shelties, Brewster and Brandy.He is survived by his wife Diane; brothers Andris (Jean) Indriksons of Zionsville, Indiana, Karlis (Margaret) Indriksons of Lincoln, Nebraska; niece Kristina Indriksons of New York and nephew David (Kristina) Indriksons of Silver Springs, Maryland. He is preceded in death by his parents.Diane will receive friends from 9 – 10 a.m. with a memorial service following at 10 a.m. Thursday, December 28th at the Otterbein Franklin Senior Life Community Chapel in Franklin. A visitation will be held Friday, December 29th from 10 – 11 a.m. in Batesville at the Weigel Funeral Home with services following at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Louis Cemetery. The family requests memorials to the Otterbein Franklin Senior Life Benevolent Fund or St. Rose of Lima Church.
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Batesville, In. — Friendship State Bank and The Sherman today announce a partnership between Wolfert Farms of Guilford, Indiana and The Sherman to bring quality grass-fed beef to guests of The Sherman. One hundred percent hormone-free, grazing in pastures without artificial fertilizers, pesticides or herbicides, Wolfert Farms’ cattle will provide The Sherman guests with healthier options for steaks and other beef products with improved flavor.Wolfert Farms grass-fed and free-range beef options are being produced exclusively for The Sherman. Wolfert Farms’ cattle roam on and consume heterogeneously-seeded pastures their whole lives making them grass-fed and grass-finished. The Sherman will be offering steak and other beef specials cooked skillfully to perfection for a delicious full beef flavor that also provides many health benefits.Owners of The Sherman were always interested to serve locally-raised beef products, but finding the right source was not easy. Then it happened. One day, by chance in the summer of 2017, the Indiana-German farmer, Kurt Wolfert met Georg Heringer, the German owner of The Sherman. Their first encounter was in the Black Forest Bar of The Sherman and the entire deal was conducted over many weeks and almost exclusively in German.After visiting the farm several times, Georg Heringer admitted, “we were very impressed with how comprehensively thorough Wolfert Farms is about every step in their process, but we also had to consider prices and whether we, and ultimately, our guests could pay for such a meticulously produced product as “Wolfert Farms” beef. They don’t cut any corners and we don’t either. We knew if we could make it work, we’d have a great product that not only tastes great but also offered healthier choices.”Wolfert Farms uses the finest grass seed mixture available, which includes a variety of spices that actually smell good to cows. The animals happily graze over 50 acres of pasture, getting exercise and building muscle. The result is leaner, healthier meat.In order to ensure the highest-quality of meat from the start, Kurt Wolfert carefully checks breeding lines going back several generations. He looks at the genetics for determining the best meat lines as defined by the amount and quality of marbling in his initial stock animals and only procures the top-of-line cattle.“It was important to us that we worked with a restaurant that recognizes differences in preparing grass-fed beef,” explained Wolfert. We were delighted to discover that the Executive Chef, Andrew Catt at The Sherman, was absolutely an expert and very knowledgeable about how to work with grass-fed meat which is important.”
By Lonnie Wheatley Troy Burkhart worked his way past early pacesetter Chris Oliver at the midway point then held him off the rest of the way in the 15-lapper for his second IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win of the season. Oliver settled for runner-up honors with Jeff Kaup filling out the podium in third. DODGE CITY, Kan. (July 24) – Duane Wahrman became the fourth different IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winners in as many events this season Saturday at Dodge City Raceway Park. Duane Wahrman became the fourth driver to win an IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature this season at Dodge City Raceway Park on Saturday. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley) Sellard settled for second with Gemmill, William Nusser and Nick Link rounding out the top five. Gunning into the lead at the outset, Sproul ripped the top side of the track and checked out on the field as Clay Sellard and Brendon Gemmill worked into second and third. A late caution negated Sproul’s hefty advantage, but he slipped away with ease to post the win. In the 20-lap IMCA Modified feature, Dakota Sproul put on a clinic as he posted his second win of the year. Wahrman took command on the sixth of 15 rounds and slipped away from the field until Tathan Burkhart raced into second at midway. Burkhart chipped away at the lead but ran out of laps to catch Wahrman. Burkhart was second with Skeets Salazar in third. Matt Rucker topped the 25-lap IMCA SportMod feature, in front of Kamren Gruber and Mike Lunow.