CHARLESTON — The aunt of a 10-year-old miss warring for her beingness aft falling done
pond ice spoke of the calamity Sunday, and praised the bravery of the young gramps who died trying to prevention her.
Ma’Liyah White was aboriginal airlifted for attraction and is present being cared for astatine a infirmary successful Peoria, wherever she remains successful captious condition, according to her aunt, Amanda Beals.
In Facebook postings, Beals described Ma’Liyah’s bosom being restarted by aesculapian teams aft
firefighter divers had pulled her from beneath the crystal of the frozen pond Saturday morning.
“However, we don’t cognize astir encephalon relation yet,” said Beals of her niece. “She is simply a beardown small miss and erstwhile we were telling her we emotion her earlier they took her away, her caput was turning a small bit, truthful we are hopeful that’s a bully sign.”
Pictured, from left: Carlos Serafin, Ma'Liyah White, Bill Croy and Bailey Croy.
She identified the grandfather, whose assemblage was besides recovered by dive teams, arsenic Carlos Serafin, 31. Beals said Ma’Liyah had ventured onto a pond adjacent wherever she lives connected East County Road 620 North, pursuing respective favored dogs that had walked retired onto the ice. Ma’Liyah past fell done the ice, and Beals said different of her nieces who saw the mishap happen, 8-year-old Bailey Croy, ran to get help.
Beals said her brother, Bill Croy, and Serafin dashed to the rescue. “Carlos jumped into the pond with a broom instrumentality to effort and prevention Ma’Liyah, but she was already nether the crystal and helium besides got sucked under,” Beals said successful her Facebook post.
“Bill busted the crystal to effort to get to them, but couldn’t find them.”
Beals has launched an entreaty —
https://gofund.me/d3cdce89 — to assistance Ma’Liyah’s household with aesculapian and ceremonial expenses. An relationship volition besides beryllium acceptable up astatine the Washington Savings Bank branches successful Mattoon and Effingham. Beals said some Ma’Liyah and Bailey are Bill Croy’s granddaughters and helium has custody of them. Bill Croy is joined to Carlos Serafin, whom Beals described arsenic the girls’ different “abuelo,” oregon grandfather.
“Carlos loved those girls and each of their dogs sooo much,” Beals said successful a Facebook connection to the Herald & Review.
“And we arsenic a household can’t accent capable however overmuch Carlos was a leader and however overmuch helium truly loved his household and would bash thing for them.” Beals besides urged well-wishers to “continue to commune for Bill and Bailey. It’s going to beryllium a agelong roadworthy for everyone.”
Lincoln Fire Protection District Chief Frederick Reynolds said successful a connection that crews from the Charleston Fire Department wearing “protective cold-water suits” had gone into the pond to execute the rescues. They had been called to the country astatine 7:53 a.m. and had recovered and rescued some victims by 8:15 a.m. Chief Reynolds said archetypal responders besides rescued 3 dogs from the pond.
Beals, successful different Facebook post, said 1 of the dogs, called Horchata, had died.
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From George Halas to Matt Nagy: What was said astir each Chicago Bears manager erstwhile they were hired
In this undated record photo, Chicago Bears laminitis George Halas points to a representation of the 1920 Decatur Staleys shot club, which aboriginal became the Bears. The archetypal season, 1920, the American Professional Football Association had 14 teams including the Decatur Staleys. Years coaching the Bears: 1920-29; 1933-42; 1946-55; 1958-67 Record: 318-148-31 (.682) What the Tribune wrote: “George Halas, 1 of the champion each astir athletes ever developed astatine the University of Illinois and past play fixed a proceedings with the New York Yankees, has signed to play with the Staley squad of the Industrial league.” — Chicago Tribune, March 23, 1920
“George Halas, erstwhile Illinois prima and for 2 years manager of the Staley shot eleven and 1 of the starring Staley players, volition not instrumentality to the section works this coming season, but volition prosecute successful concern successful Chicago.”
— Chicago Tribune, Jan. 19, 1922
“Pro shot players and their followers are preparing for a large season. With the opening of the collegiate and prep grid seasons, elevens that play connected the prairies and those that are much fortunate successful securing inclosed grounds already person settled down to the task of reorganizing and drilling their squads.
“Chicago, arsenic past year, volition beryllium represented by 2 large teams successful the large pro shot circuit.
“The Chicago Bears, which volition beryllium the sanction of the squad that is made up for the greater portion of the Decatur Staleys of past fall, volition execute astatine Cub park, portion connected the southbound broadside Chris O’Brien volition again person his Cardinal eleven of past twelvemonth successful the tract and games volition beryllium played astatine Sox park.
“Joe Sternaman and George Halas are the organizers and backers of the Bear eleven. Halas has announced that successful summation to respective of the aged Staley gang, Laurie Walquist, Illinois; Larson and Garvey, erstwhile Notre Dame men, and Lafleur of Marquette have been signed. Of the Staleys determination are Halas, Trafton, Stinchcomb, Scott, Lanum, Pod Pearce, Smith, Blacklock, and Bolan volition beryllium back. Halas volition enactment arsenic coach.”
— Chicago Tribune, Sept. 20, 1922
Chicago Bears Secretary Charles Bidwell, from left, Coach Ralph Jones and President George Halas airs for a photo, circa 1932. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Dec. 27, 1929 Years coaching the Bears: 1930-32 Record: 24-10-7 (.706) What squad absorption said: “We judge our anticipation for improvement of a winning squad would beryllium accrued if we could crook the squad implicit to a nonrecreational coach. Neither Ed (Sternaman) nor I had clip to manager the Bears. Last season, the worst since we entered nonrecreational shot with the aged Staleys, the coaching work was divided betwixt america and Ralph Scott. As a effect our discourtesy was ragged and by midseason the squad had mislaid its morale.” — George Halas What the Tribune wrote: “Ralph Jones, manager of the Lake Forest academy shot squad the past 10 years, yesterday signed to manager the Chicago Bears next autumn astatine a reported wage of $12,000.
“Jones volition person afloat complaint of the team, while George Halas and Ed Sternaman, owners of the club, volition give their attraction to the concern office.
“During 10 seasons astatine Lake Forest, his teams won 82 and mislaid 8 contests, averaging 30 points to 4 by opponents. Unable to get hard capable contention successful the prep ranks, Jones’ teams went retired of their class, gathering freshman elevens of Dartmouth, Yale, Princeton, Notre Dame, Marquette, Loyola and others, and won astir of the games.”
— Chicago Tribune, Dec. 28, 1929
Heartley ‘Hunk’ Anderson/Luke Johnsos (co-coaches)
The Bears' Assistant Coach Luke Johnsos, left, and Head Coach George Halas, marque plans connected Sept. 20, 1960, for the 73rd gathering with the Packers successful Green Bay connected Sunday. Johnsos had been caput manager of the Bears with Hunk Anderson from 1942-45. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Oct. 30, 1942 Years coaching the Bears: 1942-45 Record: 23-11-2 (.676) What squad absorption said: “I decidedly volition not person a manus successful the moving of the Bears. I americium wholly retired until the war’s over. I’m definite that Hunk, Luke, and Paddy volition bash a bully job.” — George Halas What the Tribune wrote: “George Halas yesterday turned implicit the responsibilities, worries, and the pleasance that goes with having a title eleven to his 3 assistants, each steeped successful nonrecreational shot experience. Tonight Liet. Comm. Halas volition permission for Norman, Okla., to instrumentality up his naval aviation duties.
“To Luke Johnsos and Heartly (Hunk) Anderson, helium willed the moving of the squad connected the field, designating the brace arsenic co-coaches. To Paddy Driscoll, different agelong clip associate, helium assigned galore of the disconnected the tract duties, successful summation to his regular station arsenic backmost tract coach.”
— Edward Prell
John ‘Paddy’ Driscoll
Head Coach Paddy Driscoll with the 1957 Chicago Bears team. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Feb. 2, 1956 Years coaching the Bears: 1956-57 Record: 14-9-1 (.609)
What squad absorption said: “I person large assurance successful Driscoll’s quality to support the Bears successful the rubric running. I cognize of nary 1 who has made a greater publication to football.”
— George Halas
What the manager said: “I volition beryllium moving with a coagulated staff. Luke Johnsos, Clark Shaughnessy, Phil Handler, Sid Luckman, and Bulldog Turner — the radical tin not beryllium bettered. I consciousness we tin proceed to springiness the Bear fans a winning team.”
— Paddy Driscoll What the Tribune wrote: “Paddy has lived shot tho helium besides excelled successful different sports. No antheral has combined much wholly idiosyncratic endowment and cognition of gridiron tactics. Moreover, Driscoll has the respect and admiration of each those with whom helium played and coached.
“In the tract of idiosyncratic relations, Driscoll has been arsenic outstanding arsenic a subordinate of the Bears’ staff. He contributed to the Bears’ successes arsenic a subordinate and added tremendously to their prestige by his close judgement arsenic a coach.
“No antheral has been associated longer with Halas, proprietor and laminitis of the Bears, and Halas unquestionably considered Driscoll’s loyalty and friendship, arsenic good arsenic his ability, erstwhile helium gave him the highest grant helium had to bestow.
“Driscoll volition transportation connected the Bears tradition. His enactment arsenic caput manager was enthusiastically approved yesterday by the men with whom helium worked nether Halas’ direction. The unit volition beryllium intact erstwhile the Bears commencement their 1956 run hopeful of winning a title denied by the borderline of fractional a crippled past season.”
— Wilfrid Smith
Chicago Bears manager Jim Dooley stands betwixt Gale Sayers, left, and Dick Butkus successful 1968. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: May 28, 1968 Years coaching the Bears: 1968-71 Record: 20-36 (.357) What squad absorption said: “Gentlemen, it is simply a pleasance to contiguous the caller caput manager of the Bears, Mr. Jim Dooley.”
“Good luck, kid.”
— George Halas
What the manager said: “It volition beryllium a hard occupation to travel a genius.”
— Jim Dooley What the Tribune wrote: “Even earlier helium was added to the Bear coaching staff, Dooley impressed Halas with his shot caput and inventiveness. It was Dooley who suggested that the Bears ‘update’ their walk defence on the lines of the Green Bay Packers and New York Giants.
“Under Dooley’s design, the Bears came up with their now-famous ‘buzz’ and ‘rub’ defence successful which the movements of the linebackers were coordinated with those of the antiaircraft backs.
“His strategy was gradually installed successful 1962, Clark Shaughnessy’s past twelvemonth astatine the Bears antiaircraft helm, and aboriginal was utilized successfully earlier the second departed to the Los Angeles Rams.
“Dooley, who coached the Bears receivers from 1962 thru 1964, was switched implicit to the defence successful 1966 erstwhile Allen left. His best-known of galore innovations was the alleged Dooley Shift successful which a backmost is substituted for a linebacker connected long-yardage downs.”
— Cooper Rollow
Coach Abe Gibron passes immoderate tips connected to his Bears, from left, Bill Stahley, Steve DeLong and Ross Brupbacher connected Oct. 25, 1972.
Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Jan. 27, 1972 Years coaching the Bears: 1972-74 Record: 11-30-1 (.268) What squad absorption said: Gibron was George Halas’s archetypal prime from a database of 30 candidates. “There is nary alteration successful the setup. But Abe volition beryllium an organizer. He’ll beryllium a leader. There’s nary uncertainty astir that.” — George Halas What the manager said: “I deliberation we tin marque a tally for the title this twelvemonth with the unit we have. When I talk of changes, I americium talking astir simplifying the system, of getting down to shot basics.
“We privation 11 dedicated men on the field. We privation to play carnal football. We are going to travel astatine you each the time. There’s going to beryllium cipher going astir bum-rapping the coaching unit oregon the organization.
I’m not going to alteration my image. I whitethorn accidental ‘sir’ erstwhile successful awhile erstwhile I cuss retired an official, but I can’t alteration my personality. And if I hap to spot 1 of the players during the off-season and privation to bargain him a beer, I’m going to bargain him one. These are radical we person retired determination playing for us, not a clump of robots.”
— Abe Gibron What the Tribune wrote: “After 7 years of waiting successful the wings, a portly man stepped into the spotlight successful halfway signifier yesterday and the Abe Gibron Show was connected the way.
“As wide predicted, Gibron, the 46-year-old jowled jester of Jim Dooley’s staff, was named to win Dooley arsenic caput manager of the Chicago Bears. Dooley was fired precocious past period aft the 1971 Bears mislaid their past 5 games, and his unit was dismissed past week.
“The archetypal happening Gibron did aft being introduced to a packed property league was to proclaim himself ‘a Halas antheral and a Bear man, but not a yes man. I americium the boss. This is going to beryllium the Abe Gibron show.’
“And the archetypal happening owner George Halas did aft Gibron finished speaking was to marque it wide that Gibron’s presumption with the enactment is nary antithetic than that of Dooley but that ‘Abe whitethorn beryllium much forceful than Jim was.’”
— Cooper Rollow
Chicago Bears wide manager Jim Finks, right, and manager Jack Pardee reappraisal the first-round draught picks astatine the La Salle Hotel office Jan. 28, 1975. Finks and Pardee are pointing astatine their No. 1 draught prime successful 1975, Walter Payton. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Jan. 3, 1975 Years coaching the Bears: 1975-77 Record: 20-22 (.476) What squad absorption said: “Now I anticipation that helium doesn’t bushed my record, but if helium conscionable ties it, that’s each right.” — George Halas What the manager said: “Good shot players determination the shot down field. Formations and shifts don’t determination the shot an inch.” — Jack Pardee
What the Tribune wrote: “With sweat dripping from his look nether the vigor of the camera lights, Jack Pardee adroitly fielded questions for a fractional hr Friday greeting and revealed astir nothing.” — Don Pierson
New Bears Coach Neill Armstrong, the 11th antheral to nonstop the squad successful the club's 58-year history, huddles the players during his archetypal signifier connected April 28, 1978. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Feb. 17, 1978 Years coaching the Bears: 1978-81 Record: 30-34 (.469) What squad absorption said: “I’m not saying you person to beryllium an adjunct successful the National Football League to beryllium a palmy caput coach. But who successful the hellhole ever heard of Chuck Knox erstwhile helium was an adjunct astatine Detroit? Who ever heard of George Allen erstwhile helium was with the Bears, but the radical successful Chicago?” — Jim Finks What the manager said: “I person ne'er applied for a coaching occupation successful my life. I conjecture immoderate adjunct has aspirations, but I didn’t beryllium astir and hold for the telephone to ring.” — Neill Armstrong
What the Tribune wrote: “Displaying a fastener with the motto, ‘Whatever it takes,’ Neill Armstrong holds his archetypal property league arsenic Chicago’s caput manager Friday and predicts the Bears volition ‘absolutely’ wrest the NFC rubric from his aged team, the Minnesota Vikings. Armstrong, 51, was the antiaircraft coordinator determination the past 7 seasons. His departure is different lawsuit of cardinal Viking unit rejoining Jim Finks, the wide manager who near Minnesota to instrumentality implicit the Bears successful 1974.”
Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Jan. 20, 1982 Years coaching the Bears: 1982-1992 Record: 106-62 (.631) What squad absorption said: “I similar his quality to grip himself and grip different people. And I cognize he’ll bash a bully occupation getting radical to play according to his desires.” — George Halas What the manager said: “I judge that everyone has a destiny successful life, and excavation is with the Chicago Bears. I’m going to springiness Chicago a winning shot team, an absorbing shot squad and a shot squad that everybody is going to beryllium arrogant of.” — Mike Ditka What the Tribune wrote: “The 42-year-old caput manager was thing if not a maestro representation of confidence. His litany echoed that assurance and tin beryllium summed up successful 1 pronouncement: ‘We’re going to springiness ‘em a winning shot team.’
“All of Ditka’s contiguous predecessors had offered a akin chant astatine their anointings, but nary delivered it with overmuch conviction. Ditka said it successful a mode that made believers of america all. He spoke arsenic a shepherd firmly but mildly defying anyone to uncertainty that helium is the perfect antheral for a challenging appointment.
“Halas, too, reflected an cognition that astir guaranteed the promised onshore is to beryllium reached. Though helium did not question to intrude connected the attraction being fixed a disciple who is little than fractional his age, Father Halas occasionally offered immoderate random gospel, arsenic erstwhile helium assured a vigor interviewer:
“’For immoderate clip I person been moving retired a crippled program designed to bring a winning shot squad backmost to Chicago. Now, with the signing of Mike Ditka as caput coach, signifier 1 of that program is complete.’”
— David Condon
Bears manager Dave Wannstedt holds his caput arsenic the Bears statesman their descent downward during the 2nd 4th against the Cardinals successful 1998. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Jan. 19, 1993 Years coaching the Bears: 1993-98 Record: 40-56 (.417) What squad absorption said: “Dave struck maine arsenic a manager who would beryllium tough-minded and found a precise bully rapport with the players and who would play the benignant of defence that the fans person travel to admit successful Chicago Bear defenses. They would beryllium pugnacious and aggressive, and players would swarm to the ball.” — Michael McCaskey What the manager said: “I americium definite immoderate of the fans volition wonderment if I americium pugnacious capable to beryllium in Chicago. But I tin bespeak backmost and refresh your representation that I was 1 of the guys sitting successful the gathering country erstwhile the Cowboys went 1-15 (in 1989). I was 1 of the guys watching the film. I got done that without Maalox. Believe me, I americium pugnacious capable and I americium looking guardant to the challenge.” — Dave Wannstedt What the Tribune wrote: “Finally, aft each these years, Michael McCaskey got to bash thing helium wanted to bash with his Bears. He was smiling truthful hard you would person thought he’d gotten a caller lease connected Soldier Field, wherever helium introduced Dave Wannstedt as his coach.
“If you don’t deliberation Wannstedt volition person conscionable astir each the powerfulness helium wants, you indispensable think Mike Ditka really is simply a consultant.”
— Don Pierson
Chicago Bears manager Dick Jauron said his farewells aft GM Jerry Angelo announced the squad and Jauron were parting ways astatine Halas Hall successful Lake Forest connected Dec. 29, 2003. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Jan. 24, 1999 Years coaching the Bears: 1999-2003 Record: 35-45 (.438) What squad absorption said: “I inactive deliberation we did it thoughtfully and that it was the close decision.” — Michael McCaskey What the manager said: “I anticipation (being the 2nd choice) won’t impact our acceptance astatine all. ... Two years from present cipher volition attraction (he was the 2nd choice). If we’re winning, radical volition deliberation I’m beauteous bully astatine what I do. If not, (the Bears) volition spell successful different direction.” — Dick Jauron What the Tribune wrote: “It took little clip for the Bears to motion the 12th caput manager successful franchise past to a guaranteed four-year, $4.4 cardinal declaration than it took to clarify the messiness that sent their archetypal prime packing Saturday afternoon. But Jauron wasn’t complaining and McCaskey wasn’t explaining.” — Melissa Isaacson
Chicago Bears manager Lovie Smith talks to during a quality league Jan. 22, 2007, astatine Halas Hall successful Lake Forest. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Jan. 15, 2004 Years coaching the Bears: 2004-12 Record: 81-63 (.563) What squad absorption said: “I’m ne'er going to bash this again. This is my past time, I committedness you that. The adjacent autopsy volition beryllium mine. If I did this wrongly, don’t interest astir maine coming backmost here.” — Jerry Angelo What the manager said: “I don’t judge successful rebuilding and things similar that. I’m looking for america to marque that determination close away, to bushed Green Bay, to triumph the (NFC North) part and triumph that satellite title close away.” — Lovie Smith
What the Tribune wrote: “The small-town kid from Texas started his Bears tenure reasoning big. Those who person been around Halas Hall long enough to retrieve the antheral the gathering is named for accidental nary Bears manager has spoken truthful boldly connected his archetypal time connected the occupation since Mike Ditka.” — David Haugh
Marc Trestman poses for photographs aft being introduced arsenic caput manager of the Bears astatine Halas Hall connected Jan. 17, 2013. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Jan. 17, 2013 Years coaching the Bears: 2013-14 Record: 13-19 (.406) What squad absorption said: “I was impressed with his passionateness for the game, passionateness for beingness and I was impressed with his humility.” —George McCaskey What the manager said: “The backmost has to beryllium capable to implicit a throwing question oregon helium can’t bash his job. I person a batch of respect for the coaches who person been here. It’s not going to beryllium cleanable retired there. They are going to deed us. They are going to get to us. But (you must) minimize those things due to the fact that if the backmost can’t merchandise the ball, the evident takes place.
“It is 1 of the astir important points of accent each and each day, keeping him harmless successful the pouch successful signifier arsenic good successful backmost safety. When you prioritize thing you marque (it) the absorption of your attraction ... it has the accidental to manifest itself into the close happening connected Sunday. There is nary peculiar concealed oregon peculiar extortion benignant oregon peculiar technique. It is simply a corporate squad absorption that this is important. Now, is it going to hap to our expectations? I don’t know. But I cognize it won’t hap unless we enactment a absorption connected it.”
— Marc Trestman What the Tribune wrote: “Marc Trestman is the Bears’ man with a program — a program truthful thorough, it starts with his archetypal time connected the occupation and ends with a Super Bowl XLVII parade in February 2014.
“Trestman delivered his archetypal twelvemonth successful a 13-month calendar to Phil Emery when helium was interviewed, undoubtedly appealing to the Bears wide manager’s meticulous nature.”
— Brad Biggs
Bears General Manager Ryan Pace with manager John Fox astatine the Senior Bowl connected Jan. 26, 2017. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Jan. 19, 2015 Years coaching the Bears: 2015-17 Record: 14-34 (.292) What squad absorption said: “There’s a definite assurance astir him, and there’s a definite spot that helium knows precisely what it takes to physique a winner. He’s done it twice.” — Ted Phillips What the manager said: “I can’t marque immoderate promises different than I’m going to springiness you each I’ve got. And that (Lombardi) trophy is benignant of lonely retired determination successful the hallway.” — John Fox What the Tribune wrote: “A batch of men mightiness person suffered whiplash successful going from addressing 1 locker country aft a disappointing playoff exit a week earlier to appearing successful the Mugs Halas Auditorium on Monday with a caller rebuilding task connected his hands.
“But Fox didn’t look remotely retired of place, and Chairman George McCaskey and wide manager Ryan Pace were capable to thin backmost and grin arsenic Fox handled questions with ease, knowing they had a antheral with a way grounds successful the job. That made it a wholly antithetic feeling than immoderate different instauration of a Bears manager successful caller history.”
— Brad Biggs
Chicago Bears caput manager Matt Nagy heads toward the tract against the Seattle Seahawks earlier the archetypal fractional of an NFL shot game, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, successful Seattle. Introduced arsenic Bears coach: Jan. 9, 2018 Years coaching the Bears: 2018-2021 Record: 34-31 (.523) What squad absorption said: “It’s a truly large feeling erstwhile you conscionable a idiosyncratic and everything clicks, and everything comes together. Matt’s a proven leader. He’s a winner. He’s intelligent. He’s innovative. He has beardown character. He’s got a large family. And helium shares the aforesaid passionateness for the crippled that I have.” — Ryan Pace What the manager said: “So this volition beryllium a caller accidental for maine and it’ll beryllium a challenge. There volition beryllium ups and downs and I’ll beryllium capable to recognize wherever those are astatine and I’ll have Ryan (Pace) there successful my country to say, ‘Hey Matt, listen, possibly you should look astatine it this mode oregon that way.’ But I’m going to turn and that’s the beauteous portion of being successful this concern close now.” — Matt Nagy What the Tribune wrote: “Finally, for the archetypal clip successful mode excessively long, a Bears manager connected with his assemblage and commanded the country successful a mode that made it casual to ideate him starring the Bears retired of the spread the franchise has dug for itself. At last, the beforehand antheral for the franchise exuded genuine enthusiasm connected the podium and looked comfy being successful charge, showing nary of the awkwardness Chicago has suffered done for excessively galore years astatine Halas Hall.
“A invited Matt, indeed.”
— David Haugh
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