William Ahaus, 52 years old, of Yorkville, IN passed away Saturday, February 15, 2020. William was one of a kind and was known by many nicknames to his family and friends, including Big D, Eddert, Ed, and Mayo. He was a huge Nascar fan, went to several races, and loved watching his favorite driver, Dale Earnhardt, closely followed by his second favorite, Dale Jr. He was such a fan of racing that along with his brother and friends built a racecar and raced it locally. William was also a big fan of Hank Williams Jr. He had every album Hank ever made, had been to at least 10 shows and was a member of his fan club. Locally he was a Bengals fan and loved East Central High School football and Friday night football games.William will be greatly missed by his brothers Francis (Kim) Ahaus, Johnny (Paula) Ahaus, Chris (Jane) Ahaus; sisters Sandy (Gary) Stenger, Mary (Rick) Clark, Tamie Ahaus (Troy Roark); and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his parents Anna Mae & Frank Ahaus, brother Tommy Ahaus, sisters Debbie Ahaus and Nancy Ahaus, and nephews Josh Garrison, Kyle Garrison, and Andy Stenger.A celebration of life will be held on Friday, February 21 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home. Memorials for William will be used to offset funeral expenses. To offer condolences online, please visit www.andres-wuestefeldfh.com.
January 11, 2020
Rock star and activist Bono is adding another title to his résumé: first-ever guest editor of Vanity Fair. The U2 frontman will edit the magazine’s Africa-themed July issue, on newsstands in early June, on behalf of his Project RED campaign, it was announced Tuesday. “We’ve talked about doing a special issue on Africa for awhile now, and of course Bono came to mind during those discussions,” said Vanity Fair Editor Graydon Carter in a statement. “He’s very knowledgeable and passionate on the subject, and he’ll be an authentic guest editor.” Last May, Bono was guest editor of The Independent newspaper in London. He featured stories on HIV/AIDS in Africa, poverty and global warming to highlight his Project RED venture, which enlists corporations to donate the proceeds of products made under the RED brand to humanitarian efforts in Africa. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “As guest editor, I want Africa to appear (as) an adventure, not a burden, and put faces and personalities to the statistics we read elsewhere,” the 46-year-old Irish rocker said in a statement. “Five thousand Africans die every day of a preventable, treatable disease (HIV/AIDS). If Graydon, his team, and I succeed, the reader will care more about the daily squandering of these noble, entrepreneurial, optimistic lives … people who are familiar to us in every other way than circumstance.” Carter said the articles won’t be like policy papers. “We’ll be telling great stories about Africa’s successes and turnarounds,” he said. “We certainly won’t ignore the continent’s problems – but we’ll cover African music, art and literature. We want to really surprise people in a positive way.”