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Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 12:12 PM
The funeral for Eli Stickley — the former standout Graham High School wrestler and nephew of Congressman Jim Jordan killed in a crash — will be held Saturday, according to a funeral home notice.
Stickley, 21, wrestled at the University of Wisconsin and was the nephew of Jordan, R-Urbana, who married Stickley’s aunt.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church, 1140 Rush Ave., Bellefontaine. Pastor Jeff Willetts will officiate, according to the Vernon Family Funeral Home website.
Stickley is survived by his parents, Todd and Hope Stickley, and his twin sister Moriah.
“The strength of Eli’s relationships with Jesus, family and friends encapsulates what meant most to him,” a remembrance on the funeral home’s website said.
On July 5, Stickley was driving a black 2004 Nissan Frontier, headed west on Interstate 74 in Henry County, Ill., according to the Illinois State Police. The Nissan left the road into a right-hand-ditch, over-corrected and rolled across the westbound lanes of traffic. Stickley and a passenger, who was not identified by police, were taken to Illini Hospital in Silvis, where Stickley was pronounced dead.
Jeff Jordan, Jim Jordan’s brother and Stickley’s Graham coach, said Stickley was with his girlfriend and they were headed to Iowa to see Stickley’s twin sister and her boyfriend, four-time Graham High School state high school champion Alex Marinelli, who wrestles for the University of Iowa.
A starter at 141 pounds in 2017-18 season for Wisconsin, Stickley finished 21-14 and qualified for the NCAA championships. Stickley was a four-time state placer at Graham with a 185-22 record.
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Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 3:37 AM
TODAY: A beautiful morning with cooler temperatures around 60 degrees and some northern spots in the 50s. Dew points stay in the 50s today, meaning a comfortable air mass is in place. Overall, sunshine and a few clouds for the day with highs reaching in the low 80s, which is close to normal.
THURSDAY: Another beautiful morning with it being quiet and cool. Sunny skies for the afternoon as temperatures climb to the middle 80s. Clouds increase at night.
FRIDAY: Warm and muggy conditions return with highs in the low 80s. Scattered showers and storms develop and we could see stronger winds and heavy rain towards evening.
SATURDAY: Muggy with more active weather for the day. It’ll be partly to mostly cloudy as highs peak in the low 80s. Some afternoon showers and storms redevelop, but activity will taper off at night.
SUNDAY: Some dry time early with partly to mostly cloudy skies. Scattered showers and storms redevelop again in the late afternoon/evening. High reach near 80 degrees.
Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 3:19 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 2:36 AM
Overnight: A comfortable night in the forecast with clear skies and temperatures dropping to around 60 degrees by morning.
Wednesday: Lots of sunshine is expected with the humidity remaining low. It will be pleasantly warm with highs in the lower 80s.
Thursday: A warmer day is expected with some high clouds around mixed with sunshine. Highs will rebound into the middle 80s.
Friday: Clouds will be on the increase through the day with a chance for showers and storms developing by late afternoon. Highs will be in the middle 80s with humidity on the rise.
Saturday: Numerous showers and storms are expected, especially during the afternoon and early evening. One or two stronger storms will be possible. Highs will be in the lower 80s.
Published: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 @ 3:27 AM
Updated: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 @ 1:35 AM
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Published: Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 4:17 PM
— When you send your DNA test off to learn about your ancestry, you might not be the only one interested in seeing the results.
News Center 7 investigates how companies can disclose your private genetic information, and what you need to know before you have it tested, Thursday beginning at 5 p.m. on News Center 7.