LIAM MURPHY and CATHERINE KRONK of the law firm MURPHY SULLIVAN KRONK have been named by Super Lawyers magazine as two of the top attorneys in Vermont. Only five percent of the lawyers in the state are recognized by Super Lawyers. To earn this honor, lawyers are nominated by their peers and then reviewed by a research team that evaluates the nominees based on professional accomplishments and peer recognition. LIAM MURPHY maintains a broad practice grounded in all types of real estate matters, encompassing real estate transactions and litigation, land use and environmental law as well as condemnation litigation. CATHERINE KRONK maintains a practice focused on complex commercial transactions, including commercial finance transactions and real estate transactions. MURPHY SULLIVAN KRONK focuses its practice on real estate, commercial transactions and related litigation. Learn more about the firm at www.mskvt.com(link is external).
Michael Andrew “Snake” Walke, age 67 of Goodland, Indiana passed away on Saturday, May 16, 2020 at Franciscan Health Lafayette East. The son of Ralph “Red” and Velma (nee: Prakel) Walke was born on May 30, 1952 in Batesville.Michael worked as a mechanic for the Petro Truck Stop in New Point before moving to the Remington, IN location. He loved what he did for a living and made a lot of friends over the years through his job. When he wasn’t working you could usually find Mike enjoying the outdoors hunting or playing golf. His grandchildren were special to him, and he will be dearly missed by all of them and the rest of his family.He is survived by his daughter, Kelly Hale of Goodland, IN; son, Marcus (Angela) Hale of Crawfordsville, IN; three grandchildren, James, Emmy and Lauren; along with his sisters, Mary Jo Mahle and Patti Walke, both of Batesville; and brothers, Dick Walke of Crawfordsville, IN and Chuck Walke of Mishawaka, IN.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Karen Hale-Walke in 2013.Visitation, Saturday, May 23, 2020 from 10-11am with 11am funeral service immediately following all at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville. Rev. Shawn Crisman officiating. Burial will follow at the St. Louis Church Cemetery in Batesville.Memorials may be made to the family and dropped off or mailed to c/o Meyers Funeral Home, P.O. Box 202, Batesville, IN 47006.Due to the COVID-19, if you are not feeling well, or those who have compromised immune systems which in anyway increases the chance of complications from the virus are strongly encouraged to stay home. Everyone is encouraged to sign the online guestbook for the family at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com.