Cooper Norris gets his check!

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two-year-old Cooper Norris picked up his winnings after winning the Sumner Newscow- Pig Shack Barbecue “Cow and Pig” Bracket contest. His selection of Kentucky as the National Champion helped him win the big money over 90 other entrants.Cooper is the son of Tim and Heather Norris. He picked up his $200 check on Friday. Shane Carroll, owner of the Pit Shack, is at left with his dad, Tim, holding him.last_img

Wellington High School bulletin: Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

first_img*There will be a hunter safety clinic offered again this fall here at WHS on September 13 and 14. You must be present both days.  The clinic is free and there will be a free lunch on Saturday sponsored by the FFA Chapter.  You may register online at If you have any questions please talk to Mrs. Chase.  The clinic is open to anyone that is 11 years or older. *There will be a Back to School dance this Friday at WHS following the football game.  Admission will be either a box of tissues or five dollars. We hope to see you there! *Any student that was unable to attend last Wednesday’s Stuco meeting and would still like to be a part of Stuco, please see Ms. Vaughn in room 112 today to receive important information regarding this years council. *Students enrolled in Agriculture classes may pay their FFA dues to Mrs. Chase.  Dues are set at $25.00 and need to be paid by Sept. 25. *Any senior girl that would like to purchase a senior girls’ shirt, please see Peyton Adams for an order form. The money is due on Friday. *Scholars’ bowl meeting after school today.  Depending on numbers, we may try to practice. *Any sophomores or juniors interested in taking the PSAT, please see Mrs. Hatfield in the counselor’s office by September 25. *Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their Sports’ Fee paid before the first game. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014This week’s schedule:Wednesday• School PicturesThursday• C-Team Volleyball @ Winfield 5:00Friday• Football @ WHS vs. Augusta• Pep AssemblySaturday• JV Tennis @ Conway Springs 9:00Wednesday’s lunch: Pepperoni Pizza, tossed salad with romaine, bread stick, marinara sauce, mixed fruit and milk.Today’s news: *There will be a quick SADD meeting on Friday at 7:45 a.m. Please meet in the auditorium. *There is a football t-shirt order form in the office to help support our football team. If you are interested, please pick up an order form in the office. The money is due Friday morning. Guidance Office News: College visits during lunch:Wednesday, September 10 – Bethel College.Monday, September 15- Emporia StateThursday, September 18- Cloud County CCFriday, September 26- Kansas University.Thursday, October 2- Fort Hays CollegeMonday, October 6- Newman UniversityMonday, October 6- Washburn University.Tuesday, October 21 – Kansas State.Tuesday, November 11 – Pittsburg State.Thursday, November 13 – Fort Hays State.last_img read more

Natalee Goble, 90, Conway Springs: Jan. 18, 1924 – Dec. 11, 2014

first_imgNathalee M. Goble, 90, formerly of Conway Springs, Milan and Wellington, died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Via Christi-St. Joseph, Wichita, Kansas.She was born January 18, 1924 at Booker, Texas to Erman Ferguson and Ada Lanor (Evans) Ferguson. She moved with her family to Oklahoma where she attended Blue Mound rural school.  The family moved to Argonia, Kansas in April of 1935 from Gray, Oklahoma.  Nathalee attended the Malaby rural school Northeast of Argonia before attending Milan High School.Nathalee began working at Clarkson Short Company in Wellington and later worked in a local variety store and restaurant.  She worked at Boeing Aircraft during World War II.Nathalee was united in marriage to Lloyd Ray Goble on August 3, 1942 at Anthony, Kansas.   They made their home North of Milan, Kansas.  They later moved to Mayfield and Milan before moving to Conway Springs.  Lloyd died October 8, 1981.  Nathalee moved to Wellington, in 1988.She was a member of the First Christian Church, Conway Springs.Nathalee was also preceded in death by her parents; one brother Garland Ferguson and one son Harles Goble.She is survived by one son Arland Goble of Flower Mound, Texas; one daughter Charlotte Welliver of Wichita, Kansas; one sister Ina Lou Dwyer of Manhattan, Kansas; 8 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great great granddaughter.Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in Conway Springs Cemetery with Pastor Bill Nestelroad of the First Christian Church, Conway Springs, officiating.  Interment will be in Conway Springs Cemetery, Conway Springs, Kansas.  Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs is in charge of arrangements. On line condolences and guest book are available read more

Jimmy Butler blows kisses to T.J. Warren, who flips him off in response

first_imgT.J. Warren and Jimmy Butler exchanged words throughout Wednesday night’s game between the Pacers and Heat, and their back-and-forth eventually led to Warren’s ejection.Midway through the third quarter, Butler took exception to a foul committed by Warren. The duo got into each other’s faces and needed to be separated. Butler appeared to yell “you’re f—ing trash” toward Warren. Soon after play resumed, Butler threw his shoulder into Warren and was called for an offensive foul. Warren taunted Butler by clapping in his face, a move that prompted him to be tossed. Butler blew kisses to Warren as Warren retreated from the floor. Warren lifted a middle finger to his foe.Jimmy Butler and T. J. Warren exchange words at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, eventually leading to Warren’s ejection. #HEATTwitter #NBA— FOX Sports Florida & Sun (@FOXSportsFL) January 9, 2020TJ Warren giving Jimmy Butler the finger after Jimmy blew kisses at him— gifdsports (@gifdsports) January 9, 2020MORE: What AD’s max contract decision meansMiami pulled away in the second half to earn a 122-108 win. Butler finished with 14 points, seven assists, six rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes. Warren managed just three points before his ejection. After the game, Butler told reporters that Warren was not on his level.”He’s soft,” Butler said. “He’s not even in my … league, nowhere near me. If I was their coach, I would never put him on me ever again.”Butler kept going on Instagram following the game, writing in a post, “don’t be mad you can’t guard me. we will see what you about in March.” The words accompanied a circled calendar showing the March 20 meeting between Miami and Indiana.last_img read more

(updated) Richard Martin, 74, formerly of Wellington: August 22, 1941 – Dec. 20, 2015

first_imgRichard B. Martin, 74, died Sunday, Dec. 20 at his home.He was born on August 22, 1941 in Arkansas City, the son of Everett Woodrow and Ruth May (Ray) Martin. Richard was raised in Arkansas City where he was very active in athletics, graduating from Arkansas City High School in 1960.Shortly after graduating he enlisted in the U. S. Navy, serving during the Viet Nam Conflict. After being discharged from the military Richard lived in the Long Beach, California area for a few years. Returning to Arkansas City, he worked for the City Water Department for a short time before going to work for the Santa Fe Railroad. Richard lived and worked for the railroad in Wellington until retiring in 1993. He married Linda McMenomy on August 26, 1967 in Newkirk, Oklahoma, they later divorced but continued to remain close friends. After retiring Richard returned to Arkansas City and enjoyed spending time at the Senior Center.Survivors include his three daughters Tracy Bellomy of Winfield, Sheila and Pamela Martin both of Arkansas City; sisters Judy Hesket-Bingham of Concordia, Ks., and Linda Hutson of Arkansas City; and 11 grandchildren.A memorial has been established with the American Heart Association, contributions may be sent to the funeral home. There will be no visitation or viewing as cremation has been effected.Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at the Senior Citizen Center in Arkansas City. Private family inurnment will be held at a later date.Condolences may be left at www.broadwaycolonialfh.comArrangements are by Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, Newton.last_img read more

Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 playing at Wellington Regent

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 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 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 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 This week at the Regent Theater: Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (see trailer below).Schedule: Friday 7 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13 (for some suggestive material). Time: 1 hour 34 minutes.Movie Synopsis: Gold Circle Entertainment and HBO present a Playtone production of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2, the long-awaited follow-up to the highest-grossing romantic comedy of all time. Written by Academy Award (R) nominee Nia Vardalos, who stars alongside the entire returning cast of favorites, the film reveals a Portokalos family secret that will bring the beloved characters back together for an even bigger and Greeker wedding.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 28%. Audience review: 63% liked it. Critic consensus: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 is as sweet and harmless as the original, but its collection of sitcom gags and stereotypes never coalesces into anything resembling a story with a purpose.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

GVSU football coach suspended after praising Hitler: ‘The way he was able to lead was second-to-none’

first_imgDivision II school Grand Valley State has suspended recently hired offensive coordinator Morris Berger after he made a controversial comment regarding Adolf Hitler in an interview conducted with the school’s student newspaper.Lanthorn sports editor Kellen Voss asked Berger with which three historical figures Berger would like to eat dinner. “This is probably not going to get a good review, but I’m going to say Adolf Hitler,” Berger told the Lanthorn. “It was obviously very sad and he had bad motives, but the way he was able to lead was second-to-none. How he rallied a group and a following, I want to know how he did that. Bad intentions of course, but you can’t deny he wasn’t a great leader.”MORE: Composite top 25 college football rankings for 2020 Moss added John F. Kennedy and Christopher Columbus as his second and third options.GVSU announced on Monday that Berger would be suspended pending a “thorough investigation.””The comments made by Offensive Coordinator Morris Berger, as reported in The Lanthorn student newspaper, do not reflect the values of Grand Valley State University,” the statement read. “Berger has been suspended and the university is conducting a thorough investigation.”last_img read more

NFL Draft trade rumors 2020: The 8 most likely scenarios to move up, down in Round 1

first_imgFor every team that wants to trade up or trade in, another team has to be willing to trade down or trade out. Some teams want to make sure they get a particular player, while other teams want to take advantage of stockpiling more picks to fill their multiple needs.Here’s at a look at the best candidates to either trade up or trade down early:MORE NFL DRAFT 2020:Latest news | SN’s 7-round mock | Top 100 big boardLas Vegas Raiders (trade up or down)The Raiders can do whatever they want to manipulate the board early with (with No. 12 and No. 19 overall in the first round) or later (with No. 80, No. 81 and No. 91 in the third round). In the boldest trade up scenario might see Brown or Simmons fall a bit and try to catch them. They also can package those third-round picks if they want to move into the second round to get QB Jalen Hurts.They could trade down from their first selection if someone wants one of the top two wide receivers, Oklahoma’s CeeDee Lamb and Alabama’s Jerry Jeudy, and simply tap into the deep class for the position later. Playing off the cornerback depth in the late first round and early second round, they can drop from No. 19 and still address that position well.Mike Mayock had a strong last draft in Oakland and is positioned to get the Raiders rolling in Las Vegas. They are the ultimate, dangerous wild cards across the board.New York Giants (trade down)This draft used to “begin at No. 3” until the Lions started to get more locked in to taking Ohio State cornerback Jeffrey Okudah. At No. 4, the Giants have expressed a willingness to trade down because they’re not as locked in to Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown or Clemson linebacker Isaiah Simmons vs. taking the best available offensive tackle.With the Dolphins and Chargers sitting right behind them with a good chance to take Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert as back-to-back quarterbacks in some order, any team that loves either and wants to ensure getting him over another needs to jump those two teams. The Jaguars and Raiders, with two first-round picks each, have the ability to provide the right compensation. The Chargers may want to make sure they have the choice if they think the Dolphins will get their guy, and can slide up by giving up a third-rounder.MORE: NFL Draft trade value chartTampa Bay Buccaneers (trade up or down)The Bucs didn’t sign Tom Brady because they were rebuilding. They fully believe they can win the Super now and it would make sense to build upon that “all in” move. The Bucs can slide up a little from No. 14 to grab a third top wideout with MIke Evans and Chris Godwin and can put Brady’s weapons over the top. They could also position themselves to slide down a few spots to get Georgia running back De’Andre Swift at a better value with a chance to get an extra second-rounder with which to address receiver or right tackle.With no total desperation for any one position with a lot of good offensive and defensive pieces in place, the Bucs should be flexible in getting immediate-impact talent.Denver Broncos (trade up or down)The Broncos, like the rival Raiders, have three third-rounders (No. 77, No. 83, No. 95). That gives them the ability to move up from No. 15 to get into the Jets’ spot at No. 11 to have the first crack at the elite wide receivers. But if the best values at wideout, offensive tackle and defensive tackle go before their turn, the Broncos also can decide to not grab cornerback early and lure a team looking to get Florida’s C.J. Henderson ahead of the Falcons at No. 16.With no defensive desperation and in rather good shape at the offensive skill spots, the Broncos using the pick to stockpile would be helpful in getting multiple offensive linemen (tackle, guard) without reaching on Day 2.MOCK DRAFT: What would happen if ‘Madden’ made every 2020 draft pick?San Francisco 49ers (trade down)The 49ers are sitting on No. 13 (DeForest Buckner trade with Colts) and No. 31. John Lynch has a pretty good history of trading down and that certainly might be the direction again if Lamb and Jeudy are off the board before their first pick. The depth of the wideout class makes it something to strongly consider vs. simply taking Alabama’s Henry Ruggs III instead early.With that penultimate first-rounder earned as NFC champions, they can draw in a team to jump the Chiefs for a cornerback, Michigan guard/center Cesar Ruiz or even the second running back after Swift. The 49ers also should be further motivated to acquire more picks with still only six in seven rounds. It would be good to have more middle-round picks to find some value at safety or defensive tackle.Philadelphia Eagles (trade up)The Eagles should be watched for a power move to land a wide receiver such as Lamb, Jeudy or Ruggs. The challenge is having no third-rounder but by packaging No. 21 and No. 53, the trade value chart says they can get up to No. 11 where the Jets are to jump the Raiders and 49ers for that position.Moving down is trickier because there are a lot of players at similar values at multiple position in the final dozen picks of the first round. The Eagles could also use No. 53 and their third-rounder (No. 103) to work their way into the early second round for a falling top wideout they covet.MORE NFL DRAFT: The strangest moments in NFL Draft historyCleveland Browns (trade down)The Browns hold No. 10 overall and will be hoping they can get an offensive tackle to pair with Jack Conklin. But there’s a scenario where Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, Louisville’s Mekhi Becton and Georgia’s Andrew Thomas are all off the board in the first nine picks, thanks to some combination of the Giants, Cardinals, Chargers and Jaguars. Or, because of QB and other positions, 2-3 of those players are still around.Either way, the Browns can look to slide down and hope to get a tackle prospect they like later, such as Boise State’s Ezra Cleveland or USC’s Austin Jackson. They need a third wideout, but they can get that player later, too instead of Lamb, Jeudy or Ruggs given they already have Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry.  They represent the last pick before the run of teams with heavy wideout interest, so they can find partners willing to jump the Jets. The 2020 NFL Draft will be full of trade possibilities once teams are the clock Thursday night. After a record 40 trades were made during the 2019 draft, including six in the first round, there’s a guarantee for some big changes in the top 32 overall selections this year.Before the draft, six high picks already have changed hands. The Dolphins (three), 49ers (two), Raiders (two), Jaguars (two) and Vikings (two) all have multiple first-rounders, while the Steelers, Texans, Colts, Bears, Rams and Bills all don’t pick until the second round. Someone such as Simmons or Brown dropping could be appealing to the Browns, but that also means some other team will want to get aggressive to get either. Andrew Berry in general should be looking to increase volume with only six overall picks.Seattle Seahawks (trade down)The Seahawks definitely need to address their edge pass rush early, but they don’t need to lock that in at No. 27, especially if LSU’s K’Lavon Chaisson, Iowa’s A.J. Epenesa and Penn State’s Yetur Gross-Matos are off the board. They are in a good spot, right ahead of the Ravens who need inside linebacker, guard and defensive tackle help as somewhat high immediate priorities. That could draw teams wanting Alabama’s Kenneth Murray, Ruiz or TCU’s Ross Blacklock, especially with the Packers (Murray), 49ers (Blacklock) and the Chiefs (Ruiz) in play for those players between No. 30 and No. 32.Watch for teams picking in the early second, such as the Texans (Blacklock), Lions (Blacklock or Ruiz) or Panthers (Murray or Ruiz) to potentially make a move. Another strong candidate to trade up with them is the Patriots, who have been favorable partners in the past, and may want to find a way to spoil the plans of their stronger AFC rivals with Murray or Ruiz.last_img read more

What’s it like to drive in a NASCAR race with no fans and social distancing rules?

first_imgWithout fans in attendance, there was also a different vibe after the pre-race national anthem: “Just dead silent when you get in the car. We’re usually hearing the flyover and the fans are going crazy.”But when the engines fired, it was business as usual in a world that’s been anything but lately. DiBenedetto said there wasn’t any rust from competitors, nor unexpected hiccups with social distancing measures in place among crewmembers to curb the spread of COVID-19.”At the cup level, I think everyone’s just so good,” DiBenedetto told Sporting News. “I mean, they’re all professionals and they’re all so experienced and so talented at this level, so there really wasn’t any of that rust to knock off necessarily. It’s a testament how good the teams are that we were able to do that with no practice.”.@KevinHarvick delivers a special message to Dr. Josh Hughes, one of #TheRealHeroes honored today at @TooToughToTame.— NASCAR (@NASCAR) May 17, 2020MORE: DiBenedetto’s bizarre giraffe onesieNASCAR is among the first sports to return to live action in the U.S. during the coronavirus pandemic. That’s led to a boost in excitement surrounding stock car driving on social media from an audience largely understanding of not being allowed back at the track yet.DiBenedetto and others have noticed the enthusiasm.”We appreciate the fans so dang much,” DiBenedetto said. “This gives a whole other level of appreciation (for supporters) that we possibly couldn’t have even felt otherwise.”DiBenedetto placed 14th in the Real Heroes 400. Kevin Harvick won the race, while Alex Bowman and Kurt Busch rounded out the top three. The 28-year-old said coronavirus-related rules changes on pit road and in garages had little effect on his placement and was surprised at the effectiveness of the altered process. Masks and temperature checks were required for everyone involved in the race, and NASCAR implemented rules to spread out spotters and crewmembers.”What stood out to me more than anything was how smoothly everything went from start to finish,” DiBenedetto said. “How much work NASCAR and everybody put in to make sure that we did this all right, how on the same page every single crew member in the whole garage was. I mean, you couldn’t find anyone without their mask on.”NASCAR returns to the track Wednesday afternoon for the Toyota 500. Matt DiBenedetto said the drive before the drive brought nerves.On his way to Darlington Raceway on Sunday, rolling down the highway at the speed limit rather than 200 mph, he felt freed from his house but also anxious for the Real Heroes 400 ahead. He hadn’t competed in a live NASCAR Cup Series event for more than two months.last_img read more

Knicks owner James Dolan offers weak explanation for lack of statement on George Floyd’s death

first_img“There’s literally nowhere I won’t go,” Dolan told The New York Times in 2014 of the topics his music covers. Apparently Dolan felt plenty qualified to speak about social matters then.Dolan could follow the lead of the Wizards and allow his players to deliver a direct, unified statement. Knicks guard Dennis Smith Jr. was seen at a Fayetteville, N.C. protest last week, and it’s likely his teammates also feel strongly about what has happened to Floyd and so many other black citizens in the country.As the email stated, “what we say to each other matters.” If Dolan isn’t going to speak up, he should give someone else a platform. “We know that some of you have asked about whether our company is going to make a public statement about the killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer. I want you to know, I realize the importance of this issue. Therefore, I want you to understand our internal position.”This is a turbulent time in our country. The coronavirus and civil unrest have taken their toll on our way of life. We at Madison Square Garden stand by our values of respect and peaceful workplace. We always will.”As companies in the business of sports and entertainment, however, we are not any more qualified than anyone else to offer our opinion on social matters. What’s important is how we operate. Our companies are committed to upholding our values, which include creating a respectful workplace for all, and that will never change. What we say to each other matters. How we treat each other matters. And that’s what will get us through this difficult time.”MORE: Mavericks’ statement on George Floyd protests leaves everyone confusedAs of late Monday night, the Knicks and Spurs were the only NBA franchises to have not shared a statement following Floyd’s death. However, San Antonio president and head coach Gregg Popovich spoke extensively with The Nation’s Dave Zirin about issues plaguing the United States, calling President Donald Trump a “deranged idiot” and saying the “system has to change.”No such words emerged from anyone within the Knicks front office, though, because it all starts at the top with Dolan.We are talking about a man who felt the need to share an official statement about Spike Lee using the correct entrance at MSG and post a photo apparently taken with a Motorola Razr like some sort of old spy footage.New York Knicks Statement on Spike Lee— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) March 3, 2020We are talking about a man who felt the need to issue a formal denial about offering Richard Jefferson a contract after the longtime NBA forward joked about retiring rather than playing for the Knicks.For clarification purposes, it is not true that the New York Knicks offered Richard Jefferson a contract in either the summer of 2018 or 2019.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) November 25, 2019And we are talking about a man who sang about Trayvon Martin on his song “Under That Hood” as the frontman of JD & the Straight Shot.  James Dolan never met a PR opportunity he didn’t enjoy completely botching.The Knicks owner has reportedly left players and employees “furious” because the team has not yet publicly commented on the death of George Floyd, according to ESPN’s Pablo Torre. Dolan sent the following email to Madison Square Garden employees on Monday, per Torre:last_img read more