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July 9, 2013

Kokomo bicycle club to race on new bypass

Kokomo bicycle club to race on new bypass

KOKOMO — Kokomo’s Break Away Bicycle Club, which has held a monthly time trial during the summer months for more than 30 years, is gearing up for a special race on Sunday.

The State Department of Transportation is allowing the club to hold its time trial on the new U.S. 31 bypass before it opens. With help from a professional promoter, the 12-mile race (six miles out, six miles back) will have a starting ramp, electronic timing and other perks. The entry fee is $25.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday with registration opening at 7:30 a.m. There will be a mandatory meeting 15 minutes before the race at the starthouse to relay course details and other information. Riders will start at 30-second intervals to give everyone proper spacing.

Parking and registration will take place at at the Kokomo Howard County Public Library’s south branch, 1755 E. Center Rd. Online registration is available at Gtraces.com for no additional fee.

There are prizes and awards, with a cash price of $1,000 to the fastest overall rider. There are also door prizes planned. See www.midwesttimetrial.com for more details, or contact Francis Manfred at 765-860-6989.

Logan football holding camps this week

Logansport football coach Brad Urban is holding junior high and youth camps this week on the Berries’ practice field.

The junior high camp is at 4:30 p.m. each day through Friday. The youth camp is at 6:30 p.m. today, Wednesday and Thursday and at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Fan requests Browns players as pallbearers

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Browns are giving a jersey to the family of a fan who asked for six players to serve as pallbearers at his funeral.

Scott E. Entsminger, 55, of Mansfield, Ohio, died on July 4 at his home. In his obituary in the Columbus Dispatch, Entsminger, a lifelong fan, requested “six Cleveland Browns pallbearers so the Browns can let him down one last time.”

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