OBITUARY OF JOHN DAVID ENGELBRECHT

first_imgOBITUARY OF JOHN DAVID ENGELBRECHTEvansville – John D. Engelbrecht, 68, of Evansville, IN, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, April 18, 2020, at Deaconess Midtown from a massive heart attack. John was born June 12, 1951, in Evansville to the late John A. and Bettie Ann (Groves) Engelbrecht.Until his death, John was Chairman of South Central Inc (SCI) and was the epitome of a local entrepreneur and businessman. He took over the reins as CEO of SCI at age 23 after his father, John A., passed away unexpectedly. Under his leadership, SCI grew from a small, Evansville based company into a thriving business with a nationwide footprint with diverse business holdings.John’s opportunistic nature and strong leadership allowed him to expand the family business greatly from its start as a radio and television broadcasting company to a diversified holding company that also encapsulated financial services, low voltage contracting, real estate, addiction treatment centers, and a myriad of digital media services. He retired as CEO in 2008, whereupon his son, JP, took over as the 3rd generation leader of SCI.Beyond his extensive business accomplishments, John relished living and being involved in the Evansville community. He truly believed in being a steward of the assets of SCI to serve the Evansville region, often saying he wanted to bring money back home to Indiana. Countless organizations across the Evansville region benefited from his donations of millions of dollars in cash and services during his life. Further, John dedicated much of his time and energy as a director for Citizens Bank, Vectren, Deaconess Hospital, WNIN, and the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Sciences.John received many accolades over the years. Notable public honors include being inducted into the Junior Achievement Evansville Business Hall of Fame in 2014 and receiving the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb in 2018. However, John’s greatest honor was bestowed on him by his children and grandchildren when they called him Papa.John loved the Catholic Church and was a member of St Mary Catholic Church in downtown Evansville. He was a proud graduate of both Reitz High School (1969) and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville (1973).He is survived by his wife, Stephanie (Mosbacher) Engelbrecht; son, JP (Allison) Engelbrecht; daughters, Elizabeth (Jeff) Cox and Nora (Engelbrecht) Ferguson; grandchildren, Ellie, Will, and Anna Engelbrecht, Myles Frazier, Sullivan, Riley, Caroline, Marilyn, and Robert Cox, and Theodore, John, and Henry Ferguson.Due to the current pandemic, there will be a private family service with Fr. Benny Chacko officiating. Arrangements will be handled by Ziemer Funeral Home East Chapel, 800 S. Hebron Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714.A private burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Evansville Museum of Arts, History, and Sciences, 411 SE Riverside Drive, Evansville, IN 47713.Condolences may be made online at www.ziemerfuneralhome.com.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Phil Lesh, Robert Randolph, Karl Denson, & More Open Weekend At The Cap With The Preservation Hall Jazz Band [Videos]

first_imgPhil Lesh kicked off his two-night run at the Capitol Theatre on Friday night with a fantastic group of “Friends.” Celebrating his 68th show since 2012, the Grateful Dead bassist brought along Karl Denson (The Rolling Stones, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe), Robert Randolph, Jackie Greene, Ross James, Jason Crosby, Tony Leone, Alex Koford, and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band.The band played through Grateful Dead favorites for two full sets, opening with a spectacular “Shakedown Street” led by saxophonist Karl Denson. Jackie Greene and Ross James took turns on another energetic opener, “Jack Straw,” before Alex Koford brought a heart-pulling version of CSNY’s “Almost Cut My Hair.” Greene took lead on “Bertha,” before Denson struck in on a firing “West L.A. Fadeaway,” which segued into a sing-a-long marathon “Ophelia” with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in full effect. The first set closed with “Samson and Delilah.”Watch the first- set opener, thanks to nugs.tv below:Watch the full band tackle “Ophelia” in the video below, courtesy of Stephen Hurtes:The second set brought the heat, with a “Help On The Way” opener, that led straight into a “Slipknot!” and “Franklin’s Tower” jam featuring musical tradeoffs between Jackie Greene, Ross James, Jason Crosby, and Phil Lesh. The full band continued with a “Viola Lee Blues” “Cumberland Blues” sandwich, then a Lesh-led “Unbroken Chain.” The second set closed on a high note with “Turn On Your Lovelight” and Not Fade Away.” The band once again returned for a performance of The Band‘s “The Weight.”Watch the second-set opener below, courtesy of nugs.tv.Watch “The Weight,” courtesy of Chuck Siegel:On Saturday night, Karl Denson, Robert Randolph, Ross James, Jason Crosby, Tony Leone, and Alex Koford will return to the Capitol with Lesh, along with Neal Casal subbing in for Jackie Green on guitar. Tickets for the show at the legendary venue are available here.Setlist: Phil Lesh & Friends | The Capitol Theatre | Port Chester, NY | 5/26/17I: Shakedown Street (KD), Jack Straw (JGe, RJ), Almost Cut My Hair (AK), Bertha (JGe), West L.A. Fadeaway (KD), Ophelia (JGe), Tennessee Jed (JGe, AK), Samson and Delilah (RJ)II: Help on the Way > (JGe), Slipknot! > Franklin’s Tower > (JGe, RJ, JC, PL), Viola Lee Blues > (all), Cumberland Blues > (all), Viola Lee Blues (all), Unbroken Chain (PL), Turn on your Lovelight > (JGe, RJ), Not Fade Away (all)E: The Weight (KD, JGe, PL, RJ)last_img read more

Western Australia green hydrogen project moves a step closer to reality

first_imgWestern Australia green hydrogen project moves a step closer to reality FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Renew Economy:Plans for a massive green hydrogen production facility in Western Australia are a step closer to realisation, after the proponents secured an agreement with Western Power to undertake initial studies for new transmission network link.Infinite Blue Energy is proposing to build one of the world’s largest renewable hydrogen production facilities in Western Australia, with a $350 million plan for the Arrowsmith green hydrogen project that would include 160MW of onsite wind and solar projects and the ability to produce as much as 25 tonnes of zero emissions hydrogen each day.While the Infinite Blue Energy plans to produce more than three-quarters its power needs from the onsite renewable energy projects, the company has secured an agreement to partner with Western Power to undertake initial planning work for an additional 330kV transmission network link to the proposed green hydrogen facility.The network connection would allow the project to draw upon renewables being produced elsewhere in the Western Australian grid and to continue producing green hydrogen during periods when local wind and solar availability is low.Through the cooperative agreement, both Infinite Blue Energy and Western Power will progress early studies into an upgraded transmission link between Eneabba to the site of the proposed Arrowsmith project, to be located around 300 kilometres north of Perth.Infinite Blue Energy expects that the project will produce an estimated 5,000GWh renewable electricity each year, with the prospect that some surplus power could be fed back into the grid to serve Western Australian consumers. The results of the network studies will inform Infinite Blue Energy’s final investment decision on the massive hydrogen project, which it expects to make in January next year.[Michael Mazengarb]More: Massive green hydrogen project signs network deal with Western Powerlast_img read more