PRATT - Frank J. Reif, 99, died July 26, at Hilltop Manor in Cunningham. Born Oct. 1, 1913 in Claflin, he was the son of Alois and Anna (Hitschmann) Reif. On Aug. 16, 1939 he married Salome M. Moeder in Odin. She preceded him in death on Jan. 15, 2000. He was a farmer.
RUSSELL - Earlin Arnold Mai, 85, died July 29 at the Golden Living Center in Wilson. Born Aug. 22, 1927 in Russell, he was the son of John J. and Katherine E. (Maier) Mai. He grew up and attended school in the Bender Hill area and graduated from Russell High School. Earlin was united in marriage to Janice Steinert on June 1, 1952 at the Trinity Lutheran Bender Hill Church. Janice preceded him in death on June 21, 2008. Earlin was a farmer/stockman his whole life.
That's it. Over. Finished. Done with Florida. Consider our long-distance love affair officially at an end. This is not just about the recent verdict by six Sunshine Staters sanctioning the death of a young man for possessing Skittles out of season, or for inventing the whole "stand your ground" law in the first place, allowing all this to go down. A tipping point has been reached. No more verticality to be had.
BRISTOL, Conn. - Connecticut and Massachusetts authorities on Monday searched in and around a lake in the hometown of Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots player who is charged with murder.
NEW YORK - Major League Baseball may try to suspend Alex Rodriguez under its collective bargaining agreement instead of its drug rules, which would eliminate any chance of delaying a penalty until after the case goes to an arbitrator, The Associated Press has learned.