« on: August 23, 2016, 11:28:44 pm »
Some really sad and tragic news to share -- http://www.pantagraph.com/news/local/year-old-man-dies-after-being-hit-by-car-in/article_d59f4caa-7618-55b5-8bfa-66960de20670.html.A shocker which I learned about tonight from another source. I will add to Q's thoughts that Lanny was also a stronger supporter of the CCIW. He will be missed by the entire Wesleyan community.
Lanny Lobdell ("veterancciwfan") has been a contributor here on the board for years. There was no bigger fan of the Titans than Lanny, who attended every IWU basketball game - home and away.
Lanny was an avid runner - even at 74. A story from 6 years ago about Lanny and Annette's passion for running - http://www.pantagraph.com/sports/recreation/running/park---park-road-race-among-many-enjoyed-by/article_d1460fd4-857a-11df-a80f-001cc4c03286.html. It's hard for me to fathom he was killed on a route he'd probably run hundreds of times.
Please keep Lanny's family and friends in your thoughts and prayers. He will be missed terribly.
Without intent to horn in where I don't belong, Lanny will be missed by an even broader community than solely by those who wear green. While I can't speak for the rest of the CCIW, I can do so for the Cardinal colored faction of the conference. For several years now, Lanny and I usually held both pre and post game discussions before and after the two IWU/NCC games each year, as well as trading several PMs throughout the season. Despite our adversarial alliegiances, our discussions were always amicable, informative, and interesting. I have also met and talked to Mrs. Lobdell, a very gracious lady, several times. My condolences to her, her family, and all Lanny's friends.