Governor Peter Shumlin announced today that the state has requested an Individual Disaster Declaration for three additional counties in Vermont: Franklin, Lamoille and Orleans. If approved, residents and business owners in those counties will be eligible to apply for federal assistance for everything from repair work to temporary rent payments resulting from damage created by Tropical Storm Irene. ‘Our recent assessment of these counties found that damage to homes and businesses meets the threshold for federal assistance,’ Gov. Shumlin said. ‘We hope FEMA will move quickly to approve this declaration request so we can begin getting help to home and business owners in these counties.’ The counties of Addison, Bennington, Caledonia, Chittenden, Orange, Rutland, Washington, Windham and Windsor had already been approved for individual assistance by the White House. Assessment of damage to homes and businesses in Franklin, Lamoille and Orleans Counties was completed on Sept. 13. Every county except Grand Isle has received a Public Assistance Declaration, which provides federal assistance for repair and replacement of roads, bridges and other public infrastructure. The IA declaration will allow home and business owners who sustained damage from the Tropical Storm to apply for reimbursement for repairs, temporary housing costs, septic system replacements, entrance and exit ways from the home, including privately owned access roads, and more.
Evonne K. Hannum, 72, of Greensburg passed away on Friday, November 15, 2019 at Columbus Regional Hospital. Evonne was born on February 9, 1947 in Greendale, Indiana to Elmer and Mary Jane (Maines) Clark. Evonne attended Lawrenceburg High School. She worked at GeCom and Taco Bell in Greensburg. She loved going to the casino, playing bingo, going to flea markets, spending time with her grandchildren, and traveling with her sister. Evonne married Robert E. Hannum, Sr. on September 5, 1964 and he preceded her in death on March 29, 2019. Other survivors include, 3 sons; Robert E. (Vicki) Hannum, Jr, William (Marliee) Hannum, John (Christie) Hannum, 8 grandchildren; Dustin Redelman, Brittany Hannum, Lily Hannum, Daisy Hannum, Janie Follmer, Stephan Hannum, Keisha Hannum, A’Jay Hannum, 2 great grandchildren; Skyla Hannum, Johnnie Watson, and 1 sister; DeVota Dolan. Evonne was preceded in death by her parents, grandson; Dalton Tyler Hannum, and brother; Donnie Lewis. Graveside services will take place at Sand Creek Cemetery on Thursday, November 21 at 2 pm. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.com
Jürgen Klinsmann may not take his usual place on the bench of Hertha Berlin this weekend in the match facing Bayern at the Olympic Stadium in the German capitalAna. According to Bild, the German coach has an expired license and it is possible that he will not be allowed to train the Berlin team. This German newspaper says that, on Tuesday, Hertha received a notification from the DFL warning of this situation endangering the presence of his coach in the band of the Olympiastadion in Berlin before the Bavarian team. In that statement, the DFL reminds Hertha of its commitment to present the documentation before the meeting of this day and Bild assures that this situation has not yet been resolved. In order to train in Germany, the Federation requires its own license or an equivalent obtained in another country and that they consider valid. Klinsmann has it, and taken out in Germany more than two decades ago, but he cannot prove that he has carried out the process necessary for its renewal. These licenses require a renewal every three years demonstrating an additional 20 hours of training that, according to Bild, Klinsmann would have done in Mexico and Brazil but it is still necessary to present the documentation that proves that everything has been done according to the rules and that allows him to continue exercising . The DFL does not want this situation to lengthen and in its statement it assures that it “relies on a quick solution.” In fact, the Bild newspaper itself considers it “unlikely” that Klinsmann does not feel before Bayern although it is an option that exists. Dfrom the Federation, cAs a solution to prevent this from happening again, they have offered Klinsmann to participate in a congress of elite coaches to be held in February in Mainz in order to prove the necessary training for renewal.“The documentation is in my home in California”Jürgen Klinsmann himself wanted to explain the case in Bild and that is because this whole situation is due to forgetfulness. The German coach left the documentation at his home in California, which is currently empty. “When I got on the plane to Berlin I didn’t think I would need my trainer license and my accreditation for additional training because I didn’t think I was going to coach Hertha. At Christmas, I forgot the documents and now there is no one in my house in California because my wife is living in the city where our daughter studies. I am trying to present all the necessary documents, “said the coach.