Month: August 2020

Women of Wellington award winners announced

first_imgThose who were nominated before the banquet were:Professional Business Woman of the Year NomineesRobyn KoehnDianne MillerLauren EdwardsJudi FinkAnn ShinliverDarla McGovernKaren MurrayFemale Volunteer of the Year NomineesLinda MetzenHelen WhiteLeola FrostTheresa SniderDarlene FergusonSharon A. JohnsonSherry WileySunni BalesDebbie MurphyUp and Coming Female of the Year NomineesKatie UrbanJaedyn LedesmaRachel McGuireMost Inspirational Woman of the Year NomineesGladys GrimmCarla RainsSharon A. JohnsonLauren EdwardsDelores Carr Sumner Newscow report — The Woman of Wellington Awards was held at the First Christian Church in celebration of National Women’s History Month.The award winners were:This year our Winners were:Professional Business Woman of the Year: Darla McGovernFemale Volunteer of the Year: Linda MetzenUp and Coming Female of the Year: Katie UrbanMost Inspirational Woman of the Year: Delores Carr.The Wellington Professional Business Women award winners for 2014. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

Blansett mental evaluation testing is on 45-day waiting list in Larned

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Lindsey Nicole Blansettby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said in court today that Lindsey Nicole Blansett is currently on a 45-day waiting list to receive a mental competency evaluation report from Larned State Hospital.Sumner County District Judge Scott McQuin therefore granted a stay in the case until 1:30 p.m. on March 26 so that the prosecution and defense can update him on further developments. Blansett, 33, of Wellington is accused of first degree murder of her 10-year-old son at her home on Dec. 14, 2014.Spencer said his office is trying to see whether her tests which will determine whether Blansett is mentally competent to stand trial can be moved up on the waiting list because of the nature of the case. McQuin granted a January request by Blansett’s defense attorney Mike Brown to have a mental competency test.Blansett has been charged with first degree murder of Caleb Blansett, a 10-year-old Lincoln Elementary student in Wellington. She is accused of using a rock and knife multiple times leading to his death.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Bill Belichick: ‘We have absolutely nothing to do’ with in-house production team filming Bengals

first_imgAfter the press conference, multiple reporters said the footage was taken as part of the Patriots’ “Do Your Job” series. When a Bengals staffer saw the camera being operated by a man in a Patriots shirt, they alerted the league. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported the league confiscated the footage as part of its investigation.The news was particularly resonant due to the Patriots’ 2007 Spygate scandal, but unlike in that case, Belichick seems adamant his coaching staff had nothing to do with the videos taken of the Bengals.”This is something that we 100 percent have zero involvement in,” Belichick said. “We have never seen anything that they’ve shot, other than what has come down on TV.” Bill Belichick denied any involvement in an NFL investigation into Patriots video cameras being used at the Bengals-Browns game this past weekend, saying he has “never even seen any” of the footage from the team’s production crew that was filming a feature on an advance scout.”I heard about this and evidently this is our production people on the TV show that were there,” Belichick told WEEI on Monday. “We have absolutely nothing to do with anything they produce or shoot.” MORE: What we know about the Patriots video scandalThe mini-scandal began at Bengals head coach Zac Taylor’s press conference earlier Monday, when Taylor said he was “aware there was an incident” involving a Patriots camera recording his sideline during its Week 14 loss to Cleveland, and that the NFL was investigating. New England plays Cincinnati in Week 15.last_img read more

Boston Bruins interested in signing Ilya Kovalchuk, report says

first_imgMORE: Sporting News’ NHL All-Decade team for the 2010sEronko had previously reported that Kovalchuk wished to remain in the NHL after his exit from the Kings organization. The Bruins (21-7-6, 48 points) match the Russian forward’s reported desire to play for a contender — they sit tied for the second-most points in the entire league through Dec. 16 and own the NHL’s top goal differential (plus-29). Ilya Kovalchuk is an unrestricted free agent again after the Los Angeles Kings terminated his contract on Monday, but he might not be finished in the NHL just yet.Russian sports journalist Igor Eronko reported on Tuesday that Kovalchuk, 36, remains interested in signing with a Stanley Cup contender — even if he has to sign at the league-minimum salary ($700,000) for the rest of this season. One potentially interested party, according to Eronko? The Boston Bruins. The Bruins have long searched for the perfect skater to play right wing next to center David Krejci, who has seen a revolving door of forwards playing alongside him and left wing Jake DeBrusk. Kovalchuk, a natural left winger, doesn’t quite fit that description seamlessly, but his reported willingness to take a league-minimum contract makes him an appealing free-agent pickup for Boston general manager Don Sweeney.The Bruins only have about $1.79 million in salary cap space to play with, according to CapFriendly. Kovalchuk likely would have been difficult to acquire in a trade before his contract was terminated due to its length and high pricetag, but would prove only a low-stakes gamble on a league-minimum deal.The longtime NHL scorer totaled nine points (three goals, six assists) in 17 games with the Kings before the club reportedly told him he would no longer play in games in November.last_img read more

How long is Victor Olofsson out? Injury timeline, return date, latest updates on Buffalo Sabres rookie

first_imgThe Buffalo Sabres suffered another blow Friday with news of rookie forward Victor Olofsson’s injury.Olofsson will miss time with a lower-body injury he sustained in the third period of Thursday’s 3-2 OT win against the Edmonton Oilers. Victor Olofsson injury timelineThe rookie winger suffered a lower-body injury Jan. 2 in the third period against the Edmonton Oilers.On Jan. 3, the team announced Olofsson will likely miss five to six weeks with the injury.This article will be updated with injury news as it is made available. On a play in which he recorded an assist, skating with the puck in the corner, the rookie landed awkwardly after his skate looked to catch an edge on the ice. Just before the fall, he fed the puck to Zach Bogosian at the point for a shot that was deflected in by Sam Reinhart to tie the game at two.Warning: the following video may be too graphic for some audiences.Hope Olofsson is alright. #Sabres50 #LetsGoOilers pic.twitter.com/y0OWhHhCk2— Buffalo Hockey moments (@SabresPlays) January 3, 2020Olofsson led all rookies in goals (16) and points (35) at the time of his injury and was second on the team in goals, points and assists (19), trailing Jack Eichel in all three categories.MORE: Sidney Crosby injury updateHow long will Victor Olofsson be out?Preliminary reports by the team suggest that Olofsson will miss five to six weeks with a lower-body injury.”He will be gone for a few weeks now, we know that for sure,” Sabres coach Ralph Krueger said. “Of course he has been a very important catalyst to the good things that are happening here in the team and we need to fill that hole. Guys need to step up as we had the same situation with Jeff [Skinner]. It’s definitely a challenging situation but we’ll pull together and fill that hole.”The specifics of his injury have not been announced.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, February 17, 2016•12:46 a.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct by known suspect in the 700 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•7:36 a.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Ryan A. Olson, 19, Wellington and Bruce W. Mankins, 55, Wellington.•8:16 a.m. Officers took a miscellaneous report in the 1400 block Michigan, Wellington by known subject(s).•6:43 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious ctivity in the 500 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:05 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block S. Washington, Wellington.•8:51 p.m. Stephen W. Hawks, 43, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•11:32 p.m. Officers assisted an outside agency in the 1000 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Thursday, September 8, 2016:•8:04 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•11:05 a.m. Officers documented animal activity in the 400 block N. Blaine, Wellington.•7:45 p.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct in the 500 block E. Harvey, Wellington, incident occurred Sept. 2, 2016.•12:40 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the area of 12th & G, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Mary A. Murphy, 83, Wellington and a fixed object/cement wall owned by the city of Wellington.•3:05 p.m. Shelly D. Martin, 55, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired  registration.last_img read more

After Astros’ punishment, one big task remains for MLB in sign-stealing scandal

first_imgMaybe, deep inside, some modicum of self-awareness and remorse for actions from Houston hitters takes over, some level of guilt now that their skipper and GM are out of jobs. But that’s not MLB’s job to decide — MLB’s job should be to stay on top of this. And that’s why consistency is key.Someone, unfortunately, had to be the example. Someone had to be the landmark case. It’s a bit harrowing and upsetting knowing that there’s still some level of “impurity” across baseball, even if it’s not in the tip of a syringe. But Houston wasn’t the first, it won’t be the last. But MLB has to have the last word on all these cases in the future. And it started now. There’s one remaining goal for MLB after the gavel fell on the Astros sign-stealing case.There have been questions about how to police it. There have been discussions about how to eliminate it. But the main questions now are this: Can you be consistent? Can you make it hurt enough to remove the temptation? The Astros aren’t the first team to have gotten caught cheating, and they certainly won’t be the last. There will, some day, be another team that tests the limits of the rules, like yoga pants after a night at the China Buffet.But if baseball is serious — and it certainly seems to be given the fallout — about wanting to stomp out the use of tech to gain an edge, to prevent a new team from following in Houston’s footsteps, then the next step is simple: Everyone’s gotta hurt. Every team has to feel similar pain.MORE: The biggest takeaways from the Astros falloutRob Manfred said his goal was to be “prophylactic” in his approach with the punishment, which is a $10 way to say, “I want to make damn sure this doesn’t happen again.” Well, Manfred may have found the answer with his punishments, especially if the firings of AJ Hinch and Jeff Luhnow are byproducts of those suspensions.Alex Cora is presumably next on the chopping block; Cora was painted as a ring leader in MLB’s report, saying he was involved in every scheme, between using the replay room illegally and banging the trash can to report signs. If the reports that the Red Sox were cheating in 2018, under Cora’s watch, are proven, then it’s MLB’s duty to drop the hammer once again. There should be no hesitation in what comes next for Cora. If the current report is to be believed, and the next report damns Cora further, then he’s out, too. We’re talking a two-year ban, at minimum, especially when you place it against Hinch’s suspension for his inaction in the scandal. It’s also safe to assume that Cora would fired as manager. Is it unfair? Maybe, if the worst-kept secret of MLB sign-stealing is as rampant and widespread as we believe. But there can be no gray area in following punishments for whoever’s next. That goes for everyone caught now and in the future.Owner Jim Crane wasted almost no time moving on from Hinch and Luhnow, but if the details in the investigation are accurate, then ignorance can’t be used as an excuse. If Hinch wasn’t truly the mastermind behind it — like interviews have stated he’s not — he’s paying the crime for something others have done. That is completely fine.MORE: How do you police sign-stealing, exactly?Because, after all, someone has to be held accountable, right? While Hinch supposedly tried stopping the monitor usage twice, he is still the manager of the ballclub. He is the guy in the chair, the captain of the Enterprise, the pit boss. Is it fair? That’s another discussion.Sometimes a punishment has to send a message. Look at the way the death penalty has been dropped on college programs; sure, maybe it’s not the students involved at the time, but it’s a lethal deterrent that sends a message to those now and in the future. The parallel to the NCAA’s “lack of institutional control” punishments can be drawn, as well.last_img read more

Patrick Mahomes can vindicate Big 12 quarterbacks with a Super Bowl victory

first_imgPatrick Mahomes will be the first Big 12 quarterback to start in the Super Bowl when the Chiefs and 49ers meet Sunday at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.Who was the last quarterback in the conference to start in the Super Bowl? It’s a bit of a trick question. Three-time Super Bowl winner Troy Aikman started his career at Oklahoma, but transferred and finished his collegiate career at UCLA. Actually, Vince Ferragamo was the last quarterback to do it: He started his career at Cal before transferring to Nebraska — then in the Big Eight. He started in Super Bowl 14 for the Los Angeles Rams against the Pittsburgh Steelers.Mahomes will end that 40-year drought for those quarterbacks Sunday.MORE: Andy Reid among sports’ top 25 coaches without a title”I was not aware of that,” Ferragamo told Sporting News when asked to answer that obscure piece of Super Bowl trivia. “It’s like, ‘Wow, it took that long.’ At the time it was the Big Eight. … Since those days, a lot has happened. The game has changed.”Mahomes has helped changed the perception for Big 12 quarterbacks. He finished with 11,252 passing yards and 93 passing touchdowns to 29 interceptions at Texas Tech before Kansas City selected him with the No. 10 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. He won NFL MVP honors in 2018 after throwing for 50 touchdowns, and now the Chiefs are in the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years.Mahomes has done all that with more than just no-look passes: He has helped eliminate the negative perception of how Big 12 quarterbacks translate in the NFL. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5e/b5/vince-ferragamo-081818-getty-ftrjpg_exomwpdu45ey14y8to5l6dg57.jpg?t=-315829201&w=500&quality=80 That perception dates back to Ferragamo, who played in the Big Eight at a time when Nebraska and Oklahoma ran option offenses that dominated college football. Ferragamo was a fourth-round pick in 1977.The conference shifted to a more pass-happy league as the Big 12, which was founded in 1994 and commenced competition in 1996. Yet it produced surprisingly few first-round picks before Mahomes in 2017:PlayerSchoolDraft (overall pick)Vince YoungTexas2006 (3)Josh FreemanKansas State2009 (17)Sam BradfordOklahoma2010 (1)Blaine GabbertMissouri2011 (10)Robert Griffin IIIBaylor2012 (2)Ryan TannehillTexas A&M2012 (8)Brandon WeedenOklahoma State2012 (22)Since Mahomes, however, Oklahoma’s Baker Mayfield (2018) and Kyler Murray (2019) have been selected with the No. 1 overall pick. Former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury took the same position for the Arizona Cardinals, and Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley is constantly mentioned when the NFL coaching carousel turns.”I think the QB traits from year’s past — ‘Can he throw? Is he big? Is he strong? Is he an accurate passer? Does he have a good head on his shoulders?’ — those things are important for the quarterback,” Ferragamo said. “But the game has changed, and you have to roll with the times.”MORE: Myth-busting worst narratives from Super Bowl 54Mahomes can keep the good times rolling with more playoff success. Mahomes and Tannehill won playoff games this year and led the Chiefs and Titans to the AFC Championship game. Other than Aikman and Ferragamo, Kordell Stewart (1997, 2001) and Lynn Dickey (1982) are the only other quarterbacks from the conference to win an NFL playoff start.In the last Super Bowl appearance, Ferragamo led the Rams against the Steelers. Los Angeles led 13-10 at halftime, but the Steelers pulled away in the second half of a 31-19 victory. “I think Patrick has the same task at hand next week. This is one of the best young defenses I’ve seen in a long time,” Ferragamo said. “Now, do they compare to Pittsburgh? Yeah, maybe so. They really have a great front-four pass rush. In some ways, they are like the Fearsome Foursome.”Ferragamo, however, remains impressed with Mahomes, especially his ability to be a great communicator on the field. He calls it an “unspoken magic,” and it’s one that was cultivated in the Big 12.”It’s the wide-open offense he was so accustomed to playing in,” Ferragamo said. “If you watch them and you’ve been in the huddle, you can appreciate the way they describe the play and how confident the level of their expression is.”last_img read more