18 Oct

Per Mertesacker bigs up Dayot Upamecano amid Arsenal and Man Utd transfer links

first_imgPer Mertesacker bigs up Dayot Upamecano amid Arsenal and Man Utd transfer links Comment Mertesacker is a fan of the centre-half (Picture: Arsenal FC via Getty)‘He showed so much and did it right: the courage of a Lucio who just goes forward, but also my solid game of simply finding the right man or withdrawing.‘If he continues like this, works on himself and remains consistent, he will generate more interest. More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘He’s definitely one of the most exciting central defenders the world has to offer right now.‘RB certainly made the contract extension very tasty for him. It’s exciting to see where his path is going.’MORE: Arsenal sign Tottenham reject Jonathan DinzeyiMORE: Arsenal sign midfielder Tim Akinola after release from HuddersfieldFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Upamecano is a wanted man (Picture: UEFA via Getty)Arsenal academy chief Per Mertesacker has heaped praise onto Dayot Upamecano, amid speculation linking him with a move to the Premier League. Upamecano has impressed for Red Bull Leipzig this season and will line up at the heart of the Bundesliga side’s defence against Paris Saint-Germain in their semi-final clash on Tuesday night. Their impressive run in Europe’s premier competition has made the world’s biggest clubs sit up and take note, with Manchester United and Arsenal both linked with a potential summer swoop for the 21-year-old. Mertesacker, the former Arsenal centre-half who now runs the club’s academy, has been impressed by the manner in which he’s conducted himself. AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTAnd he expects interest to only grow for ‘one of the most exciting central defenders the world has to offer right now’.‘I was very excited about the Atletico game,’ he told Goal and Dazn. Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 18 Aug 2020 3:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.8kShares Advertisementlast_img read more

24 Sep

Robert “Bob” Fehrman

first_imgRobert “Bob” Fehrman, 80, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017 in Milan, Indiana.He was born December 16, 1936 in Boston, Massachusetts, son of the late Harold and Clara Fehrman. Bob was a lifelong resident of Aurora being raised by his grandmother, Caroline Meyer Fehrman. Bob served his country as a member of the United States Air Force from 1960-1966.He started Fehrman Realty in 1976 as the Principal Broker and Owner, retiring after over 40 years of service.He was a member of First Baptist Church of Aurora. Bob was a lifelong native of Aurora and was part of the Aurora “Red Devils” basketball team before going on to play at Purdue University where he was an Honorary Team Captain his senior year. Bob was inducted to the 2005 South Dearborn Athletic Hall of Fame. Bob was a member of the Southeastern Indiana Board of Realtors and was previously a part of the MLS Committee, Budget and Finance Committee, and Program Committee. Bob also served as a past Director and President of the Board of Realtors. Bob was named the 2008 Realtor of the Year for Southeastern Indiana. Bob also served the South Dearborn Community School Corporation as a Board Member for 20 years. Bob had dedicated his life to helping others and building the schools into what they are today.Surviving are son, Brett (Jennifer) Fehrman of Aurora, IN; daughter, Holly (Scott) Allen of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Brooklynn & Grant Allen and Amber Fehrman.He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Dorothy, and his loving wife of 56 years, Jan Fehrman.Friends will be received Tuesday, September 5, 2017, 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Church on Wednesday at 11:00 am with Tom Fehrman and Bill Secrest officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Aurora Boy Scout Troop 637, Our Hospice of South Central Indiana and First Baptist Church Aurora. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.last_img read more

28 Aug

Recreational vehicle sales increase during COVID-19 pandemic

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Last week we showed you how sales for RV’s have skyrocketed during the COVID–19 pandemic because people were trading in their hotel stays.Today we show you another recreational vehicle that is seeing an increase in sales.Since the COVID–19 pandemic, people have had to get creative with how they spend their time.Sports Unlimited employee Jimmy Kriniak said sales have always been good on these but he definitely saw an increase in a younger demographic during the pandemic.A Greenbush resident said now became the perfect time to own one of these and since purchasing the side–by–side, she and her husband ride the trails in Oscoda near the Air Force base as well as riding the power lines.Rules and guidelines for driving one of these differs in each county but locally they are pretty lenient.Kriniak tells us the basic model for one of these is approximately $12,000.00.If you’re looking for the one with bells and whistles, that will run you about $26,000.00. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Work begins on latest mural in Downtown AlpenaNext Barn fire deaths ruled as murder-suicidelast_img read more

26 Aug

NFL Draft 2019: Browns pick Greedy Williams a second-round steal by John Dorsey

first_imgThe Browns got Greedy Williams, and a feel-good offseason for the franchise continued at the 2019 NFL Draft.  At this point, Browns general manager John Dorsey is on an all-time roll where everything looks like the right play. Cleveland traded its first-round pick to the Giants for Odell Beckham Jr., then traded with Indianapolis to move up in the second round to get the LSU cornerback with the No. 46 pick.  Cleveland fulfilled one of its few needs with a solid cornerback to pair with Pro Bowl cornerback Denzel Ward, who was a first-rounder last season. Williams, who had eight interceptions and 19 pass breakups the last two seasons as an All-American cornerback, impressed with a 4.37 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. Williams does not lack confidence either. SN’s NFL DRAFT HQ:Live pick tracker | Day 1 winners & losers | Best availableGreedy Williams: “I know one thing: that the Browns are going to the Super Bowl this year.”#Browns— Tom Withers (@twithersAP) April 27, 2019Of course, Williams did slide down the board in the second round, and cornerbacks such as Georgia’s Deandre Baker and Washington’s Byron Murphy were taken before him. That does create some questions about why the popular mock first-round pick fell to the next round. One possible reason for the slide with Williams – and a question he will have to answer in Cleveland – is whether he will be physical enough at the next level. He averaged 35 tackles per season with the Tigers, and he will have a chance to answer that question in a division that features receivers such as A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, JuJu Smith-Schuster and new addition Marquise Brown.  If Williams pans out, then this is yet another steal for Dorsey, who has rebuilt the Browns from 0-16 to AFC North favorite in less than two seasons. At minimum, it’s insurance for Ward, who suffered two concussions last season. Of all the positions that needed depth, this is the one that stood out most. Briean Boddy-Calhoun and EJ Gaines left via free agency, and Terrance Mitchell and Eric Murray, brought over in a trade with Kansas City, were the best options.HAISLOP: Browns’ Freddie Kitchens can handle everything you think he can’tWilliams is another option, and the draft slide could work in his favor. He was the seventh cornerback selected in the draft. The LSU connection with Beckham and Jarvis Landry won’t hurt his maturation process at the next level, and Williams will be expected to contribute on a team that has created huge expectations.  Cleveland limited quarterbacks to an 83.4 rating last season, the fifth best mark in the league. That should get better with the addition of Williams, especially with new defensive coordinator Steve Wilks.  This is a move that sets Williams up for success.   That spins back to Dorsey. Cleveland’s first- and second-round picks under Dorsey the last two years are Baker Mayfield, Ward, Austin Corbett, Nick Chubb and Williams. Beckham was the payoff for giving a first-round pick to the Giants. Dorsey is seeing the board well, and that continued with the addition of a cornerback that was good enough to be in the first round but will play like a second-round pick with an edge.  Cleveland should like this pick a lot. We would say don’t get Greedy, but it’s too late for that. The Browns are getting rich.last_img read more