Source: Governor’s Office. 9.14.2009 Governor Douglas today announced the appointment of Chad Schmidt as Bennington County Sheriff. Schmidt replaces Gary Forrest who retired after 24 years as Sheriff. “I want to extend my congratulations to Chad,” said Governor Jim Douglas. “I believe he has the experience and skill to keep our communities safe.”Schmidt has 14 years experience in the Bennington Country Sheriff’s Department serving most recently as Deputy Sheriff. Schmidt is a graduate of Southern Vermont College where he received a degree in criminal justice as well as the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford, VT. He also received a certificate of completion in courses focused on leadership and administrative development at the FBI National Academy in Virginia.Schmidt is an active member of the greater Bennington community serving as a member of the Moose Lodge, Elk Lodge, a former member of the Bennington Rural Fire Department and a volunteer at the AARP Drivers Safety Program. Schmidt is married with two children. They reside in Pownal.
Although some inter-county bosses don’t take the competition that seriously the Tipp supremo thinks there’s a lot to be gained by doing so.The Premier County open their campaign against Dublin at Semple Stadium on February 13th but will play two more prepatory games before that fixture.Michael says the players will gain a lot if they do well in the NHL.
“I watched the women’s World Cup team win the World Cup and it was inspiring,” said Steve Kerr, who is serving as the team’s assistant coach. “To me, that’s what sports are about, the competition and the unity. Bringing out this great spirit and energy with the fans. We have a chance to do something that is very positive and unifying.”The final roster will be announced Aug. 17 after two weeks of practice and scrimmages.Afterward, the team will embark on a pre-tournament tour in Australia and then the play in the World Cup in China from Aug. 31 to Sept. 15. Andre Drummond, Montrezl Harrell latest to withdraw from FIBA World Cup Gregg Popovich entered the first Team USA practice focused. He was focused on the responsibilities of upholding the US’s legacy at the FIBA World Cup as the team’s head coach, but more importantly on the players who showed up Monday. The Americans are chasing their third consecutive World Cup championship.There are a few late additions that could bolster these hopes. Kings star De’Aaron Fox has reportedly been elevated from the Select Squad and the Nets’ Joe Harris was added to the Select roster before the start of USA Basketball’s workouts in Las Vegas.”All I care about is who’s here,” Popovich said. “I’ve got a fine group of guys and we’re going to get the best possible team we can. … This is the most satisfying form of putting a bunch of guys together and them have empathy and love for each other to form the kind of team they’re going to have to have to beat some really good European teams.”The men’s team also has a lot of inspiration to pull from. The Team USA roster has lost some big names in the last couple of weeks, but that didn’t seem to worry Popovich.”It’s our responsibility to not only be the best team we can be but also conduct ourselves with the USA on our shirt, we’re representing a lot of people,” Popovich said, via ESPN. “We have a huge responsibility, not only for the country, to do this in a classy manner, but to continue the success that USA basketball has had over the last 12 years.” Related News Jerry Colangelo doesn’t have any ‘angst’ over U.S. chances at FIBA World Cup De’Aaron Fox reportedly added to Team USA roster for FIBA World Cup training camp