If you watch a Butler game today, you may not know what Sean McDermott went through just to be able to walk again, much less play basketball. In 2013 when he was a junior at Pendleton Heights High School he went through a terrible night of practice. On the way home from school he was too tired to even go into Wendy’s to eat with his brother. He stayed in the car and slept. The next morning his mom took him to the ER in Anderson which started a series of hospital visits and the eventual trip to Riley Hospital. It was here that the doctors discovered a staph infection in his blood stream. Had this gotten to his heart, it could have been fatal. The skin-born virus that he had usually causes minor irritations, but to Sean it became a life and death experience.Sean is now at Butler University where his basketball skills are again delighting basketball fans. It wasn’t until Sean was healthy and able to play basketball again that they revealed to him how sick he really was. If you think you have had a tough time, just check with the McDermott family. Not only did Sean have all of his problems, but his mom dealt with cancer during this time as well.Next time you see Butler on TV, remember the journey of Sean McDermott!!I want to thank the Indianapolis Star for some of this information.
Norma Lee (Lockridge) Brown, age 79, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on April 4, 1940, in Versailles, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Roy Roosevelt and Julia Edmona (Reynolds) Lockridge. She was raised in Versailles, Indiana, where she was a 1958 graduate of the Versailles High School. Norma was employed for RCA Plant in Indianapolis, Indiana, retiring after 30 years of service. She was also employed as a security officer for an Indianapolis International Airport for several years and for the Indianapolis Indians ball games for several years. She was a member of the Indianapolis Moose Lodge #17 and the Indianapolis American Legion. She attended the Brooksburg Baptist Church in Brooksburg, Indiana. Norma resided in the Switzerland County community for the past 10 years. Norma will be rememebered for her love of fishing. Norma passed away at 10:05 a.m., Sunday, April 7, 2019, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison, Indiana.Norma will be missed by her son, Walter Lee Foster and his wife, Pamela of Madison, IN; her granddaughter, Amy (Foster) Thomas and her husband, Rick of Madison, IN; her grandson, Scotty Foster and his wife, Becky of Madison, IN; her great-grandchildren, Allison Rent, Christopher Rent, Alivia Foster and Isabella Kilborn and her nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Roosevelt and Julia Edmona (Reynolds) Lockridge; her sister, Dorothy Louise Furnish; her brother, Walter Lockridge; her half-sister, Margaret Clayton and her niece, Christy Louise Adams.Friends may call 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., by Rev. Ron Lee at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Cliff Hill Cemetery, Versailles, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be made to the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center Activities Fund. Cards are available at the funeral home or online at www.haskellandmorrison.com
Chairperson of the Tipp Camogie Board Carmel Harkin says being back in the final is very important for camogie in the Premier County.Carmel also feels playing in Leahy Park in Cashel will be a massive boost to the team.Throw-in is at 4.30 tomorrow afternoon in Leahy Park and Tipp FM will have full live coverage brought to you in association with Joey O’ Dwyer Butchers, Borrisoleigh and Liam Campion Quality Meats, Thurles.