Mr. Michael F. “Mike” Hart, age 73, of Pleasant, Indiana, entered this life on December 23, 1945, in Madison, Indiana, the son of the late, Fay and Shirley (Briggs) Hart. He was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana, where he attended the Vevay High School. Mike was united in marriage on August 17, 1968, at the Caledonia United Presbyterian Church in Moorefield, Indiana. Mike was employed as a grader operator for the State Highway Department in Vevay, Indiana for over a year. He was a member of the Swiss Mixers Square Dance Club with his loving wife. He was also a member of the Fairview Saddle Club, Moorefield Community Fire Department and the Bennington Gun Club. Mike farmed most of his life in the Pleasant community. He enjoyed raising tobacco, hay and corn and milking cows. Mike will be remembered for his love of horse pulling and trap shooting. Mike passed away at 8:07 p.m., Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at the Norton Brownsboro Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.Mike will be deeply missed by his wife, Cathy Susan (Ackerman) Hart of Pleasant, IN; his sons, Toby Hart and his fiancé, Hannah Perry of Vevay, IN and Chad Hart and his wife, Dawn of Ocean Isle Beach, NC; his grandchildren, Lane Hart, Kelli Hart, Ryan Hart, Tristan Hart and Riley Hart; his sister, Mary Jo Combs and her husband, Allen of Columbus, IN and his several nieces and nephews.He was preceded in death by his parents, Fay Hart, died February 1, 2000 and Shirley (Briggs) Hart, died December 16, 2012; his daughter, Peggy Sue Hart, died March 5, 1971 and his brother, Nicholas W. Hart, died April 6, 1990.Funeral services will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 2, 2019, by Pastor Pat Lanman, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street,Vevay, Indiana.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home.Memorial contributions may be made to the Moorefield Community Fire Department. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
If your workplace still seems like a ghost town after the holidays, there could be a particularly concerning reason this year.Health officials say that Florida and the entire nation are facing an unusually rough flu epidemic.The impact is severe enough that Florida Surgeon General, Dr. Scott Rivkees, is urging people to get vaccinated.“Influenza is a contagious virus that can spread rapidly in our communities and cause severe illness resulting in hospitalization or death,” he explains. “Getting vaccinated is the best way to avoid the flu; it reduces the spread of the virus and can also help make illnesses less severe for those who do still get sick.” Graphic courtesy: Centers for Disease Control (CDC)The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention adds that seasonal flu activity across the U.S. is high and continues to increase, particularly over the past eight weeks.The CDC estimates that more than six million people have been diagnosed with the flu. Of that number, 55,000 people were hospitalized. In addition, 2,900 people have died from the flu this season.
Kyler Murray made it to Nashville for the NFL Draft, but not without causing a little controversy first.The former Oklahoma quarterback touched down in Tennessee just after 1 p.m. local time Wednesday in a private plane with his family and college coach Lincoln Riley by his side. The two players creeping up on Murray include former Ohio State defensive end Nick Bosa (+350) and former Alabama defensive end Quinnen Williams (+500).Murray, 21, led Oklahoma to a 12-2 record as he threw for 4,361 yards with 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions in 2018. He also ran for 1,001 yards and capped off his final collegiate season by winning the Heisman Trophy. Despite being the No. 9 overall pick of the Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft, he opted to pursue a career in football.If Murray ends up being selected on the event’s opening day, he would become the only player ever to be a first-round selection in both the MLB and NFL drafts. In fact, his odds have dropped significantly despite remaining the favorite. ESPN noted that Murray’s odds are down to -400 at the FanDuel Sportsbook in New Jersey, which is down from previous weeks when he was listed at -1200. However, Murray was scheduled to be at a charity event earlier Wednesday. According to the Arizona Republic, Murray missed out on the appearance because he “had other places to be.”It’s not a good look for the two-sport star, who is projected to go No. 1 on Thursday as the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft kicks off. The Cardinals hold the top pick, though there’s been speculation that Murray may not hear his name called first. Related News NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray, Nick Bosa top prospects on big board