The donation cycle of the Adris Foundation in the amount of HRK 100.000 is responsible for financing the project. “We are proud that the preservation and promotion of cultural property has been recognized in this way, and the donation ceremony was held on November 21, 2018 in Zagreb”, Said Patricia Zanketić, Head of the Department for Economy and EU Projects. As far as the tourist offer is concerned, the 10th Festival of Wild Plants will be held in April this year, and similar contents will be held in the future as part of the Kožljak castle. Also, in the area of the Municipality of Kršan, in the immediate vicinity of the castle, a part of the abandoned railway line stretches for about ten kilometers. This stage offers the possibility of cyclotourism development which is envisaged by the Operational Plan for Cyclotourism Development of the County of Istria. “The challenge for any architect is location. Kaštel Kožljak is absolutely specific – with its history, position and story. Carved in Učka, it looks towards Istria in a mysterious and powerful way. At the invitation of the Municipality of Kršan, my project team and I made a survey of the existing condition of the location where the adaptation will start soon, and it will breathe new life. I am very much looking forward to the awakening of this special part of Istria and all the good that it will bring with it”, Vrban emphasized. His Deputy, Roman Carić, is one of the main persons in charge of the implementation of the Project. He reminded that the Municipality of Kršan had already embarked on a project of revitalization, renovation and putting the castle in Kršan into a tourist function, and the project of reviving the castle Kožljak is part of an integrated project called “Guardian of Istrian divorce”. The rest of the amount will be covered thanks to the approved funds of the Administrative Department for Culture of the Istrian County and the Ministry of Culture, whose project evaluation process is still ongoing. The next step is to apply for the project for EU funds and with these funds, if approved, to finance the execution of works and equipment and arrangement of the facility. In the Istrian municipality of Kršan, an Agreement was signed on the development of a conceptual design for the project of renovation and revitalization of the Kožljak castle, the old town which is part of the municipal settlement of the same name. This valuable cultural asset is mentioned as early as 1102 in written sources from the time of the Aquileian patriarchs. The castle is located on a steep cliff along the old road that connected Istria with Liburnia. The natural shield consists of the slopes of Učka and Ćićarija, and the castle is approached by stairs carved into the rock. The castle consisted of residential and commercial buildings and was surrounded by defensive walls and a tower. Within the castle are the remains of the Romanesque church of St. Hadrian. So far, geodetic measurements and 3D ortho-photo images, conservation background and architectural images of the existing condition have been performed, and a conceptual solution will be made by the end of March. Further activities are the development of the main and detailed design. The total amount required for the preparation of project-technical documentation is 700.000 kuna, and half of the amount will be provided by the Municipality. The contract was signed with Ante Vrban, a world-renowned Croatian architect, who was entrusted with a demanding task after an open competition. “The location of the old town of Kožljak is insufficiently known at the local level, and the possibilities of its valorization are great.”, Said the mayor of Kršan, Valdi Runko. “This is an effort to properly valorize, and preserve part of our cultural and historical heritage that the Municipality abounds in, and about which not enough is known. Accommodation, location, view, view, experience, extremely attractive place of the municipality, for sure.” Kastel Kozljak / istria-culture.com
Christina Jones, age 52 of Sunman, Indiana passed away Friday, June 21, 2019 at her home. Born December 6, 1966 in Hamilton, Ohio the daughter of Merlyn and Lois (Hays) Boggs.Christina graduated from William Henry Harrison High School in 1985, married Carlos Jones September 20, 1986 in Dearborn County, Indiana and worked for Honda in Greensburg, Indiana.Christina is survived by her husband Carlos Jones, parents Merlyn and Lois Boggs. Mother of Jeffrey (Ashley) Jones and Derek (Andrea) Jones. Grandmother of Liam Jones. Sister of Tracy (Linda) Boggs and Timothy Boggs.Visitation will be Tuesday, June 25, 2019 from 11:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 1:00 P.M. with Pastor Donnie Jones officiating all at Jackman Hensley Funeral Home 215 Broadway Street Harrison, Ohio 45030. Burial will follow at Gibson Cemetery Bright, Indiana.
The USC baseball team came into this weekend’s series at Arizona State needing a spark from its bats and though it started the series with a loss, the team finished on Sunday with an 8-4 win.Junior infielder Dillon Paulson breaks for third base in a game at Dedeaux Field. He has been a solid player in the Trojans’ batting order this season, recording a .247 batting average. Emily Smith | Daily TrojanDuring Game One on Friday, USC was off to a rough start. Arizona State opened the scoring in the second inning when sophomore outfielder Hunter Bishop laid down a sacrifice bunt to score sophomore infielder Carter Aldrete.ASU junior outfielder Gage Canning, who had the best batting average in the Pac-12 coming into the series, drove in the next two runs with a third inning solo home run and an RBI groundout in the fifth inning. In the eighth inning, a single from senior infielder Taylor Lane extended the Devil’s lead to 5.The Trojans managed to bring in one run when freshman infielder Jamal O’Guinn walked with the bases loaded in the ninth. A possible Trojan comeback was snuffed out by back to back fly-outs, ending the first game at 5-1. Meanwhile, Arizona State’s sophomore starter Alec Marsh dominated the game, shutting out the Trojans in 8.1 innings.Whatever went wrong for USC on Friday went right Saturday, as the Trojans dominated the Sun Devils 10-1. Freshman infielder Ben Ramirez and sophomore catcher Blake Sabol scored when junior second baseman Chase Bushor doubled down the right field line, bringing the margin to 3-0 for the Trojans.Sabol’s double in the fourth drove in a run and started the scoring in another big inning, as the Trojans scored 2 more runs on a groundout by junior infielder Brandon Perez and a double from junior left fielder Lars Nootbaar.The finishing blow came in the fifth with a Ramirez 3-run home run over the right field wall, extending the Trojans’ lead to 9-0. The homer gave the team its third 3-run inning and Ramirez his fourth RBI that day. Perhaps the most impressive part of the Trojans’ performance at the plate was that it came against ASU’s senior ace Eli Lingos.After an RBI single by sophomore center fielder Matthew Acosta in the sixth, the Sun Devils mustered one run in the eighth but the game was already decided. USC junior pitcher Solomon Bates threw 7.2 shutout innings in his second start of the year to earn his second win, and he was relieved solidly by freshman pitcher Isaac Esqueda.When asked what was working for him in a video posted on the team’s Twitter, Bates said, laughing, “I want to say everything, but [my] change-up was iffy, but I was just trying to hit my spots and get my boys a win today.”On Sunday, the Trojans jumped on Arizona State early and rode the momentum to an 8-4 win. Perez tripled in the top of the first and eventually scored on a Nootbaar single. Perez scored again on junior first baseman Dillon Paulson’s third inning ground rule double to make it 2-0.After Sun Devil Aldrete’s solo home run in the bottom of the fourth, the Trojans responded in the next frame with an RBI sacrifice fly by Nootbaar. Sabol’s squeeze bunt in the sixth scored Acosta from third and Ramirez followed up with an RBI single to give USC a 5-1 advantage.A solo home run in the seventh inning cut the Trojans’ lead to 3, but Ramirez continued his hot streak with an RBI single the next inning to put USC back on top by four. Bushor chopped a high-hopping grounder over the third baseman’s head to score Ramirez and Sabol later in the eighth, making the score 8-2.USC sophomore closer Connor Lunn held Arizona State scoreless in the ninth inning as the Trojans secured the series victory and improved the Trojans’ record to 16-12 on the season and 5-7 in the Pac-12.Head coach Dan Hubbs complimented junior starter Quentin Longrie after the game, who allowed only three hits and one run in five innings Sunday. But the biggest factor was the success of the lineup, which had 14 hits for the second-straight game.“The guys came through in the clutch in big spots and got hits,” Hubbs said on USC Baseball’s Twitter. “We were able to execute; we got bunts down when we needed to, moved guys up, balls in dirt and stolen bases, and we were able to play the way we need to play to score runs.”The Trojans will need more hitting performances like these last two games if they want to continue to succeed. Next weekend the Trojans will welcome the Arizona Wildcats to Dedeaux Field for a three-game series.