On Wednesday, April 29, 2020, Steven Mills, a man known for his infectious smile and a kind and compassionate spirit passed away at the age of 68.Steve was born on September 6, 1951 in Peru, Indiana to Walter and Dorthea (Grepke) Mills. He graduated from Peru High School in 1969 and went on to receive his B.S. in Education from Ball State University in 1973 and his Masters in Education from Indiana University in 1977. Steve taught 4-6 graders for 39 years in the Greensburg Community School Corporation. His love of students and the excitement he brought to the classroom had a huge impact on many of the young people in the Greensburg community. After retirement Steve worked for Adtec Consulting and Indiana Wesleyan University.On August 11, 1973, Steve married his soulmate and best friend, Linda Reinholt.Besides teaching, Steve had many passions. His passion for music led him to be a hand bell ringer/director and a guitar student. His artistic talents were evident to everyone who were lucky enough to receive a handmade basket. Steve loved the great outdoors and traveling to National Parks and Disney World. Steve’s travels in the fall centered around Lucas Oil Stadium for Colts football games which he enjoyed with his nephew Ryan.Steve was proceeded in death by his father, Walt, his mother Dorothea, and his two sisters Judy Smith and Shirley Romine. He is survived by his wife Linda, his brother Bill Mills of Arkansas, sister-in-law Laura Eller and her husband Dan of Lowell, nephews Ryan and Jon Eller, Greg Romine, Marvin Harris, Bill Mills Jr. and nieces Pam Praether, Beth Whetestone, and Nancy Daniels. Steve is also survived by his two furry friends Peyton and Eli.A drive thru visitation will be Saturday, May 2, 2020 from 11am – 1pm under the Meyers Funeral Home side car port with private funeral services at 1:30pm. Burial immediately following at the United Methodist Cemetery where family and friends are welcome to ride in procession from the funeral home to the cemetery for a socially distanced graveside service.Memorials can be made to Batesville United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society by dropping off or mailing to Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.To attend the drive thru visitation under the side car port, enter the funeral home parking lot off of Township Line Road, using the entrance behind the funeral home. Please follow the markers and traffic to circle through the parking lot. All traffic will exit onto St. Rd. 46. You must remain in your vehicle during your entire visit. We appreciate your patience with this new concept. This way we can follow state mandated guidelines while allowing families and friends the opportunity to offer condolences in person during these trying times.We also encourage you to leave a message at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com on Steve’s obituary page for the family in the online guestbook or send a card to using the link on the page.
The meeting chaired by Rijiju was also attended by Sports Secretary Ravi Mital, Director General, Sports Authority of India Sandip Pradhan and other senior officials of the sports ministry. “To make India a sporting superpower, we need to identify talent as young as 5-10 years old and groom them to be future champions. It takes at least 8 years to groom an athlete for the Olympics, and if we identify talent at a later stage, then their chances of making it to the Olympic podium are limited,” the minister said. The Sports Minister emphasised on the five zonal talent scouting committees that are being planned for east, west, north, south and north east India.”Identified talent can then be trained at state government or SAI centers. We need inputs from the state governments in identifying talent,” Rijiju said. LIVE TV WE RECOMMEND First Published: 5th August, 2020 10:14 IST 1 month ago Johnson and Johnson’s nasal spray approved to treat actively suicidal people WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 10:14 IST Actively Organise State-level Khelo India Games To Identify Talent: Kiren Rijiju To States Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday asked the states to actively organise the Khelo India Games for identifying a larger pool of talent from the grassroots FOLLOW US 1 month ago US man buys Porsche worth Rs 1 crore using fake cheque, arrested COMMENT 1 month ago Ministry to form 5 zonal talent hunt committees in ambitious plan to qualify for FIFA WC The minister also stressed on the need for states to identify on priority their best sporting infrastructure for the Khelo India State Centre of Excellence (KISCE). “We have already identified 8 states where KISCE will be set up. The Sports Ministry has also received proposals from 13 states, which are being finalised. “The KISCE is a great opportunity for states to have a state-of-the-art infrastructure in training senior athletes from all over the country in select sports and excelling in them,” he said. “The Centre is ready to fund and support the states in this, and therefore, I urge every state to urgently identify the infrastructure that they would like to earmark for KISCE.”Image credits: PTI Press Trust Of India SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 month ago ‘Medication had me crying all the time’: Simi Garewal opens up on her depression Written By Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday asked the states to actively organise the Khelo India Games for identifying a larger pool of talent from the grassroots level. “The annual competitions being organised at the national level under the Khelo India Scheme, like the Khelo India Youth Games and University Games, have helped to identify sporting talent from all states. However, that is not enough. “States that already conduct annual sporting competitions can align with the Khelo India Scheme and the Centre will support them in conducting these events,” Rijiju said during the first General Council meeting of the Khelo India Scheme.’Actively organise state-level Khelo India Games’