Legislative breakfast to be held Saturday

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington will be holding a Legislative Coffee at 10 a.m. at Cases Country Cafe. This will be a meet and greet with the newest state representatives and state senators in Sumner County. 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

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WHS students will be doing good tomorrow for volunteer day

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 (5) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +7 Vote up Vote down Guest · 387 weeks ago Great day, a huge thanks to Mrs. Defore for all her hard work to put this together Report Reply 0 replies · active 387 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Cornking · 387 weeks ago How is it ” volunteering” if it is manditory? Report Reply 0 replies · active 387 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Really? · 387 weeks ago Really, Wellington? Another positive thing about something good involving WHS students and only one comment. Apparently, the majority of the town is only interested in feeding the flames of controversy about this school, controversy most of them know nothing about other than through hearsay. Too bad so many are only interested in the worst about this building. Report Reply 0 replies · active 387 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Charlotte Brooks · 387 weeks ago I had 6 students at First Free Will and they were great kids and worked hard. Go WHS!!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 387 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Civic · 387 weeks ago Students do not know what citizenship involves. This is a great way teach kids that giving back into the community is a civic responsibility. Our community often gives, handout, or sponsor for numerous activities. Isn’t only fair that students give back to ones who have helped the school in often a response of no often a thank you but an expectation that the community owes it to them. Report Reply 0 replies · active 387 weeks ago 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 Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Please feel free to find Wellington High School students doing good around town on Friday from about 8 to 11 a.m. with volunteer day. The students will be at a number of places around town including the downtown area, several churches, all the elementary schools, Sterling House, Vantage Point, etc, etc, etc.Also, WMS and WHS students will have a workshop with Keith Deltano about friendship and bullying.  The public is invited for a free evening presentation regarding bullying and school safety geared toward parents from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the WHS auditorium.  last_img read more

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Mildred Rose, 96, Oxford: July 28, 1916 – March 12, 2013

first_imgShe is survived by her children, Richard Rose and his wife Nancy of Benton, AR, Margaret Robinson and her husband Linnie of Oxford, KS, and Betty Overturf and her husband Kenneth of Waldron, AR; grandchildren, Ambi Kai Gordon, Melode Anne Strawn, David Rose, Matthew Overturf and Kathryn Overturf, several great grandchildren and a brother, Vernon Thompson of Oregon. Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Oxford. Visitation will be held Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. until 8:00 P.M. with the family present from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. at Oxford Funeral Service.  Memorials have been established with the National Kidney Foundation and the Central Baptist Church in Winfield and may be left with Oxford Funeral Service. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Mildred Irene Rose was born the daughter of Samuel W. and Florence (Perry) Thompson on July 28, 1916 in Dewitt, Mo. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1935. On October 25, 1943 Mildred was united in marriage to William H. Rose. She worked at the Winfield Newton Memorial Hospital for 10 years in the kitchen, was a homemaker who enjoyed quilting, seamstress work, listening to music and taking care of her plants. Mildred was a member of the Central Baptist Church in Winfield. Mildred RoseMildred Rose, 96, of Oxford, died Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Riverview Manor in Oxford, KS.center_img Mildred is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William in 1975, three sisters and five brothers.last_img read more

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Four Wellington heroin suspects could face preliminary hearings within two months

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said the four Wellington residents charged with distribution of heroin felonies last week could have fact-finding preliminary hearings set in two months — a process expedited by lab tests of the drugs in question before the arrests were made.Jeffery Redford, 34, of Wellington; Maggie A. Redford, 33, Wellington; William Sirmons, 49, Wellington and Billy Russell, 49, Wellington were all charged with at least one count of selling or distributing heroin, all felonies after an eight month Wellington Police Department investigation.Spencer said normally a preliminary hearing will not be called for at least three months in felony drug cases due to waiting on lab test results. But because the drugs distributed by the alleged perpetrators were already tested to be heroin, then the legal process can move forward more quickly. A preliminary hearing is set to determine whether there is enough admissible evidence to stand trail.“I am treating this as a case that it will eventually go to jury trial, as I do all cases,” Spencer said. “Whether it goes to a jury trial is up to their attorneys.”More details of the arrests were released in the public complaints filed in Sumner District Court.Jeffrey Redford•Jeffrey Redford is facing four counts of sale of heroin, a level 4 drug felony; one count of conspiracy to sell heroin, a level 4 drug felony; and one count of using a telephone to facilitate a drug sale, a level 8 felony.Jeff Redford is accused of selling heroin on Feb. 8, Feb. 20, March 1, and March 27.His bond was set at $50,000, twice that of the other suspects. According to the complaints Jeff Redford delivering two small balls of heroin rolled in aluminum foil to a confidential informant at his residence at 405 S. Olive with the quantity being less than 1.0 grams.Jeff is also accused of arranging the sale with Maggie Redford, who also resides at the same residence. The heroin balls were sold for $50 apiece, according to the complaint.Maggie Redford•Maggie Redford has two counts against her – conspiracy to distribute heroin, a level 3 drug felony; and the sale of heroin, a level 4 drug felony. According to the complaint she distributed less than one gram of heroin on March 1, 2013 and a small packet of heroin to a confidential informant at Jeff Redford’s instructions. She also is accused of having full knowledge of the four drug sales made by Jeff Redford.William Sirmons•William Sirmons is charged with distribution of heroin, use of communication facility to facilitate sale, sale of heroin within 1,000 feet of a school and conspiracy to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of a school. Bond was set at $25,000 for the four felonies.Sirmons allegedly distributed less than one gram of heroin in two aluminum balls to a confidential informant at Billy Russell’s house at 616 N. Blaine in Wellington for $50 after using the telephone. On April 9, 2013, Sirmons is accused of distributing heroin in a foiled ball in the alley behind the Wellington Apple Market which is about 626 feet north of the Lincoln Elementary School with passenger Billy Russell.Billy Ray Russell•Billy Russell is charged with distributing morphine within 1,000 feet of a school building, a level 3 drug felony; using a telephone to facilitate a sale, selling heroin within 1,000 feet of a school building, and conspiracy to distribute heroin within 1,000 feet of the school — all felonies.According to the complaint, Russell sold three morphine capsules behind the Apple Market which is 626 feet from Lincoln Elementary for $45 after making the transaction on the telephone.Russell is also accused of selling a ball of heroin for $50. Sirmons is accused of driving the car and Russell delivering the drug for the exchange of money. 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 (14) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +6 Vote up Vote down Sally · 377 weeks ago That is 4 less on the streets. Keep up the good work WPD. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down MAD · 377 weeks ago So will Kerwin drop the hammer on them? I live in the same freaking neighborhood and I am not very happy knowing that this crap was going on. It’s nice to know that some pot head while they are high could run over some kid riding their bike. I’m glad something finally happened, I got tired of seeing them deal in broad daylight. Although I’m very glad the WPD caught them. Now let’s prosecute them! Report Reply 3 replies · active 377 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down notlla · 377 weeks ago Slap there hands ,and turn them lose.that`s the Wellington Sumner county way. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Fed-up Granny · 377 weeks ago MAD, did you call 911 when you “saw them dealing in broad daylight”? Or did you just watch and do nothing? The WPD have to know that something is going on before they can go out and do anything about it. So unless you DID see what you say you saw, and unless you actually called 911, then you have no room to gripe, in my opinion. And, yes, OMG, there is a HUGE difference between a pothead and a heroin dealer. And just so you know, I do not condone drug use in any way, shape or form. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 377 weeks ago Personally..Im sick of all the dang drugs in this town…too many dealers that have gone free and yet get picked up repeatedly….Im gonna start turning it in to higher up and see why they seem to get off of their charges, and then go use and sell again. This stuff is killing people and ruining our children….it has to stop…I don’t care if its pot, meth or heroine…it all needs to be charged the same….jail em for at least 2 yrs…to dry em out…then if they do it again…give em 10 yrs….just to keep our kids safe…. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Old Lady · 377 weeks ago I agree………then lets get rid of all you drunks too! Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Azzeeez Ansari · 377 weeks ago coffee is worse for you than pot. Educate yourselves before bashing it. There is a massive difference between heroin and pot heroin can kill you pot cannot. If they would figure out how to tax it and regulate it you should be able to buy it just like you would a 12 pack of bud light. I am glad I moved from Wellington! It is nothing but a drama town with a police force who stick their nose in everybody’s business whether they are following the law or breaking it. I was pulled over once for having out of county tags and driving down the road at 5:00 AM. No headlight out no tag light out completely sober following the speed limit and not swerving and was harassed about what i was doing in town when I grew up there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Azzeeez Ansari · 377 weeks ago People shouldn’t have to hate the police but in Wellington I feel that probably 80% of people have a story about a cop being a prick or sticking their nose where it doesn’t belong. I support the police force but worry more about Meth and Heroin than some kid following the law leaving the doughnut shop getting doughnuts for his friends he is in town visiting. You make me not want to come back and I am sure I am not the only one who feels this way. How hard is it to spot a meth user. All you have to do is look at their warped face with bulging pupils and jittery stature. That is where you all of your burglaries and major crimes are coming from not some kid sitting on his couch eating cheetos giggling at some tv show causing absolutely nobody harm. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Azzeeez Ansari · 377 weeks ago I would like to state that I do not smoke pot but I believe the positives tenfold outweigh the negatives. Generate revenue through taxation (sales tax of pot) and jobs or take a tax payer and throw him in jail and make people pay to house someone who can’t produce revenue to the community (being locked up) The creation of jobs can be directly correlated with the keynesian multiplier in economics. Heroin is a man-made chemical. Pot is a god-made plant. In conclusion to my near essay I would like to take this opportunity to say if you think pot and heroin are equal you my friend are an idiot and I would like to also thank the academy 😉 Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JAY · 375 weeks ago Oh I’m sure all of you drink or have friends that drink and I don’t hear anything about you being worried about that. THAT is when people get ran over. Plenty of the upper echelon in this town have spouses that are fricken alcoholics, but because there isnt a stigma associated with alcohol, nobody cares. They are adults, live and let live. Stop trying to protect people from themselves and get rid of your holy attitude. If you really want to help, get these sick individuals treatment, arresting addicts and strict laws on users and user on user sales are proven to fail. Every individually reasearched study of drug policy that has been ran successfully shows that treatment, not enforcement, should be increased. Report Reply 0 replies · active 375 weeks ago 12Next » 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. 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Shelley Hansel-Williams graduates from Leadership Kansas Program in Topeka

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 (5) 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 Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Paula Mortimer · 355 weeks ago Congratulations Shelley!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down JP Buellesfeld · 355 weeks ago Congratulations!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Caped Crusader · 355 weeks ago Congratulations Shelley! You are one of Wellington’s best! Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 355 weeks ago Wellington is truly fortunate to have Shelley! Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Crusader mom · 355 weeks ago I agree with Caped Crusader. Shelley is one of Wellington’s best assets!!! I love her postive, outgoing spirit! Congratulations! Report Reply 0 replies · active 355 weeks ago 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 Shelley Hansel-WilliamsTOPEKA — Shelley Hansel-Williams of Wellington was one of 40 members on Friday, Oct. 25 to graduate from the 2013 Leadership Kansas Program at a banquet at Topeka Country Club.  Throughout the course of the six-month program, the 2013 class engaged in discussions with top experts on the key issues facing Kansas while visiting Topeka, Pittsburg, the Kansas City Metro area, Colby/Goodland, Wichita, and Garden City.Hansel-Williams is the executive director of the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce and serves in many leadership capacities in Wellington.Leadership Kansas is a nationally recognized program that aims to develop and motivate future leaders in the state. An affiliated program of the Kansas Chamber, Leadership Kansas is one of the oldest and most prestigious statewide leadership programs in the country. Leadership Kansas is celebrating its 35th year of educating and motivating leaders from all four corners of the state. The program remains committed to its original mission to inspire persons to maintain involvement in the social, business and political fabric of Kansas communities.“The 40 members who have graduated from the program now have an extensive education of our state and are more equipped to shoulder important leadership responsibilities in their communities and careers and an understanding of statewide business, political and social issues” said Kansas Chamber President and CEO Mike O’Neal (Class of ’85).Each year, close to 600 people are nominated to apply for the program. Upon the conclusion of a thorough and thoughtful application and selection process, 40 individuals are selected to participate in the class. Leadership Kansas makes every effort to ensure geographic, racial, occupational, and gender diversity so that each class is truly representative of the state. The class of 2013 was approved by the Leadership Kansas Board of Trustees, chaired by Mark Knackendoffel (Class of ’01).  John Federico (Class of ’97) serves as the Executive Director of Leadership Kansas.last_img read more

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Mary Wilkerson, 83, Lenexa, Kans: Jan. 1, 1930 – Nov. 24, 2013

first_imgMary WilkersonMary K. Wilkerson, age 83, of Lenexa, Kans. died November 24, 2013 at Shawnee Medical Center in Marriam, Kans.Mary K. (Brewer) Wilkerson was born on January 1, 1930 in Milton, Kans., the second of four children born to Glenn and Martha Brewer.  She graduated from Business College and worked as an oil secretary in Wichita, KS for several years.She married Wayne S. Wilkerson on March 5, 1955.  They moved to the Prairie Village, KS area in 1963.   He preceded her in death in 1991.She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Wayne; one son, Gregory; one great grandchild, Alyssa Gaddis; and her siblings, Bonnie, J.A., and Donald.Survivors include her son, Jeffrey Wilkerson and his wife Lynette of Fallbrook, CA; one granddaughter, Crystal Wilkerson; two great grandchildren, Alexis Washburn and Marissa Gaddis; and a host of nieces, nephews, family, and friends.Memorial Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home on Saturday, December 14, 2013 at 1:00 P.M.  Pastor Dan Floyd will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield, KS.Memorials have been established in her name with the American Heart Association, the American Cancer Society, and Heartland Hospice in lieu of flowers.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

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Sumner County Court Docket: Dec. 12, 2013 report

first_img by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Bryson Mahurin, born in 1983, of Oxford was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Mahurin is accused of on Nov. 20, 2013 possessing a small plastic baggy containing meth near him in the car and had another small baggy in his left front pocket.His court deposition was held today.•••••Norman Morris, born in 1977, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; failure to stop prior to entering a public road, a traffic infraction; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.Morris is accused on Nov. 20, 2013 of having a plastic bag with meth residue in the trunk of his car and in a small glass jar in a metal cylinder on a key chain after failing to stop from an alley onto the 600 block of Washington Ave. in Wellington.He also allegedly had smoking pipes and baggies and marijuana in his possession.His court deposition is set for Jan. 16, 2014.••••• Justin Morris, born in 1973, of Conway Springs was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of marijuana with intent to distribute less than 25 grams, a level 4 drug felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and introducing contraband into a correctional facility, a level 6 felony.Morris is accused of on Nov. 23, 2013 possessing a white glass marijuana pipe sitting on the dashboard of the vehicle he was driving and two baggies containing marijuana in a camouflage zipped bag in the back seat.He also allegedly had less than 25 grams of marijuana in a yellow plastic grocery bag containing several ziplock bags in his vehicle. He is then accused of having 2 small baggies of meth in a camouflage zippered bag in his vehicle and two small baggies in his shirt pocket when he was booked in jail.Morris was allegedly told by the jail administrator that it was illegal to introduce meth into a correctional facility and he proceeded inside the jail with meth in his pocket. Morris is out on $30,000 bond as of Dec. 5.•••••Bradley Ryan McPhee, born in 1980, of Wellington was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute less than 25 grams, a level 4 drug felony; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and criminal use of a weapon, a Class B select misdemeanor.McPhee, on Nov. 23, 2013, is accused of possessing a black backpack containing his name on papers and a yellow bag containing several ziplock bags of marijuana which he left in a vehicle belonging to Justin Morris, with the marijuana weighing less than 25 grams.He also allegedly possessed meth in a plastic bag in the pocket of his jacket he was wearing when he was arrested. He also allegedly had two syringes and a glass pipe.McPhee also is accused of possessing a handgun by a person who was both addicted to and an unlawful user of the controlled substance. Allegedly, McPhee had a handgun in his car when he was arrested in Harper County and drugs in his possession where he allegedly admitted to a deputy that he was addicted to meth and smokes one to two grams per week.His court deposition was set for today.•••••Ashley Harper, born in 1986, of Wichita was charged with identity theft, a level 8 felony; unlawful use of driver’s license or non-driver’s identification card, a Class B misdemeanor; and obstruction of official duty, a Class A misdemeanor.Harper is accused of on Nov. 25, 2013 possessing personal identifying information or documents belonging to another person in attempt to open an account at the Kansas Star Casino, by fraudulently altering the person’s driver’s license. Harper’s bond was set on Dec. 5 at $15,000•••••Christopher Stangl, born in 1975, of Wellington was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Stangl is accused of on Nov. 22, 2013, having a small baggy of meth in his pocket when he was arrested for a parole violation. He also allegedly had a blue cylinder containing marijuana residue and a small plastic baggy in his pocket to store and conceal controlled substance.His court deposition was set for today.•••••Janice Harshfield, born in 1953, of South Haven was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Harshfield is accused of on Nov. 16, 2013 angrily slapping another person. She is also accused of angrily pushing the person during a heated argument. Her court deposition is set for Jan. 2, 2014.•••••David Colling, born in 1985, of Caldwell was charged with robbery, a level 5 felony.Colling is accused of on Nov. 22, 2013, taking car keys by force or by threat of bodily harm from another person without the consent of the owner.His court deposition is set for Jan. 2, 2014.••••• John Lowery, born in 1966, of Brighton, Colo. was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; driving under the influence, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; transportation of open container, an unclassified misdemeanor; and refusal to take a PBT and failure to maintain one lane, both traffic infractions.Lowery is accused on Nov. 14, 2013, of unlawfully possessing marijuana while driving under the influence of alcohol to a degree that rendered him incapable of safely driving a vehicle.He also allegedly had a pipe and baggies in his possession. He also allegedly refused to submit to a preliminary breath screening test to determine his alcohol concentration after being stopped for not driving in a single lane of traffic.His court deposition is set for Jan. 9.•••••Elroy Mullins, Jr., born in 1985, of Wichita was charged with traffic in contraband in a correctional institution, a level 5 felony; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; driving while being a habitual violator, a Class A misdemeanor; failure to provide proof of insurance, a Class B misdemeanor; and windshield obstruction, a traffic infraction.Mullins, Jr. is accused of on Nov. 22, 2013 taking marijuana into a correctional institution without the consent of the administrator of the correctional institution in a red skull cap. He also allegedly was driving a vehicle while his driving privileges was revoked and no insurance in a vehicle that had a damaged front windshield which objected his clear view of the highway or intersecting highway.•••••Charlie Riggs, date of birth not listed, of Peck was charged with driving under the influence, his fourth offense with a mandatory 90 days in jail sentence; circumvention of ignition interlock device, a Class A misdemeanor; transportation of an open container, an unclassified misdemeanor; lighted lamps required, a traffic infraction; and failure to signal for turn, a traffic infraction.Riggs is accused on Nov. 17, 2013, of driving a vehicle with more than .08 or more alcohol concentration. He had previously been convicted in Sumner County district court in 2002, Clearwater Municipal Court in 2003, and Sumner County court in 2012.He also allegedly requested or solicited another to blow into an ignition interlock device thus providing him an operable motor vehicle to the defendant while his driving privileges had been restricted to driving a motor vehicle equipped with such device. Riggs was also accused of driving with an open container of alcohol in a vehicle that didn’t have its headlights on at 1 a.m. after he failed to use his traffic signal off of 2nd Street and onto Fort Scott Street in Conway Springs.His court deposition is set for Jan. 9, 2014.•••••Jarrod Miller, born in 1981, of Carthage, Mo. was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; obstruction of official duty, a level 9 felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Miller is accused on Nov. 28, 2013 of possessing meth, a syringe, a glass pipe, and a clear plastic bag while resisting arrest by a Wellington Police officer.Miller’s preliminary hearing was held today.••••• Randall Ferguson, born in 1989, of Wichita was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Ferguson is accused on Nov. 9, 2013 in the Kansas Star Parking Lot of having a glass smoking pipe hidden in his shoe. He was holding the pipe for another person who had used the pipe to smoke meth.His court deposition is set for Jan. 2, 2014.•••••Matthew Kibler, born in 1988, of Wellington was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Kibler is accused of possessing marijuana in a small bag inside a wooden box on the table inside his residence which he admitted was his. He also allegedly had rolling paper next to the marijuana. About two hours earlier Kibler allegedly used the same kind of rolling paper to smoke marijuana at his residence.His court deposition was held today.•••••Brett Williams, born in 1985, of Wichita was charged with driving under the influence – a third offense with a mandatory 90 days in jail time, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; ignition interlock device required, a Class A misdemeanor; and transportation of open container, an unclassified misdemeanor.Williams is accused of operating a vehicle while his alcohol concentration in his blood was .08 or more. He had previously been convicted of DUI in 2003 in Butler County and 2007 in Derby Municipal Court. He is also accused of possessing a pipe, and operating a vehicle not equipped with an ignition interlace device while driving privileges had been restricted and having an open container.••••• Lori Engel of Edmond, Okla. was charged with aggravated battery, a level 7 felony; and transporting an open container, an unclassified misdemeanor.Engel is accused of on Sept. 17, 2013 intentionally using her car as a deadly weapon to run into another person at the Belle Plaine Service Station. She was also transporting an open container of alcohol.last_img read more

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Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The stop light in east Wellington question

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Thank you for your input. +12 Vote up Vote down Nonya · 325 weeks ago As in Cue’s previous stories the state uses years of statistics and data for their formula. I know its hard to believe but they probably know more and we do. Lights would not make the intersection safer. Lights are for intersections that traffic gets backed up for long periods of time, 2 or 3 cars pulling out of Wal-mart or McDonalds is not a back up. I remember the round-about debate and all of us couch engineers said it would never work….well I would say it works well, and hasn’t lived up to the “Circle of Death”. I spend a lot less time waiting on lights. We need to remember that if lights go in they will work 24/7 and its always fun sitting at a stop light when your the only one at the intersection. Report Reply 2 replies · active 325 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 325 weeks ago It’s not the highway speed limit that is the problem, at least not the speed of the car going straight on the highway. The car in the Walmart turn lane should not be running side by side or slightly in front of a car going 55 mph, that intend to stay on the highway. Cars in the turn lane need to slow down so they are not obstructing the view of the car in the other lane from the drivers trying to pull out of Walmart. Report Reply 2 replies · active 325 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Reality Check · 325 weeks ago Has anyone thought the reason why this gentleman died was because he was not wearing his seat belts? Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Larry · 325 weeks ago Like I said earlier, in almost all cases human error is the case of a vehicle accident. The vehicle is a object, the person behind the wheel makes it go. I worked a lot of accidents in my career in law enforcement and with the exception of maybe a mechanical error, the driver in one of the vehicles either violated a traffic law, or use poor judgment which cause the accident. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Crusader Proud · 325 weeks ago Nonya and Larry have nailed it right. It wont matter what is introduced as long as people continue to make mistakes, accidents are going to continue to happen. By adding lights I personally feel it would be an even bigger mistake because I for one would not want to be sitting at a stop light and have someone rear end me at 55 mph. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Guest · 325 weeks ago What about a 30mph road running behind Walmart connecting to Woodlawn? There seems to be plenty of options for this as it happened for the new high school. Then people have a choice to take a “slower back road” or take the highway at your own risk. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down John · 325 weeks ago Roundabout at the Mc D’s/ Wall Mart road. slows down traffic, no enforcement, no racing for a traffic light, no waiting when nobody else around, very little maintenance and no side impact or head on collisions. Everybody makes mistakes just have to make them not as bad. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Tom Countryman · 325 weeks ago Great ideas here from Guest & John! Unfortunately, the powers that be will not be accepting any suggestions from John Q Public. That is just not how bureaucracy works! Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Larry · 325 weeks ago It was noted here that the gentleman that died was not wearing a seatbelt. My question then is how come they only seem to be able to write citations for seat belt violations during the ticket or click it. As a retired officer I wrote at least 2 or 3 a day with not problem. Now retired, I can help but notice how many I still see without the belts on. We need to urge everyone to wear there belts but also officers need to ticket the violators every day and not just during special promotions. Report Reply 0 replies · active 325 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Just thinking · 324 weeks ago No one can positively say you would or would not live not buckling up in an accident. There are plenty of accidents where people are buckled up that die that probably would have lived if not buckled up. About the only thing seat belts do is generate more cash flow for city, county, and state budgets. Just another loop hole to take money away from the general public, just look at the police notes if you don’ believe it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago 12Next » 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 Do you think there should be a stop light and/or reduced speed limit on the U.S. 160 east corridor? There needs to be a stop light at either the Wal-Mart or McDonald’s intersection. The speed limit should be reduced, but not necessarily a stop light. We should have something like a blinking yellow light like at Eisenhower Elementary. I think KDOT has the right idea. Stop lights and speed limits won’t solve anything and might make it worse. I’d like to see more data on the matter before making a decision. View Results  Loading …Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Ohio State crushes Michigan — again — to show how wide gap has grown in Big Ten

first_imgANN ARBOR, Mich. — For seven plays, No. 2 Ohio State might have felt a sense of uneasiness against rival Michigan.Then Justin Fields returned from a left knee injury and left no doubt. Fields side-stepped left and uncorked a perfect pass to Garrett Wilson, who slipped behind Michigan safety Josh Metellus for a 30-yard touchdown. That gave the Buckeyes a 42-16 lead — with 3:46 left in the third quarter. MORE: Ohio State-Michigan highlightsOhio State rolled to 56-27 victory against No. 10 Michigan on Saturday at Michigan Stadium in another top-10 showdown that turned into a one-sided beatdown. The Game is now the same-old story. The same old column. Ever since “The Spot” in the 30-27 double-overtime thriller in 2016, Ohio State has widened the gap with Michigan (and everyone else in the Big Ten) with a three-year run that is more impressive than what Clemson is doing in the ACC. The competition in the Big Ten is better.The Wolverines, however, have taken the brunt of that. Fields and J.K. Dobbins, who had 31 carries for 211 yards and four touchdowns, took turns answering why Ohio State has enjoyed that dominance against their rivals.”I just think we take it more seriously than they do,” Fields said. “Like (strength coach Mickey Marotti) said, ‘We’re preparing for them next year right now.’ It just means more at Ohio State. That’s pretty much the big reason.””I agree,” Dobbins added. “I agree with him.”Who can dispute that? First-year coach Ryan Day has taken Urban Meyer’s model and blown the best of the Big Ten out of commission. There’s nothing No. 8 Minnesota or No. 12 Wisconsin can do about it in the Big Ten championship game either.”The Game” is no longer the referendum for Ohio State’s success. Michigan has lost eight in a row. The last three games have been decided by an average of 24.3 points per game. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is now 0-5 against the Buckeyes, and the prospects for the next five years look just as bad. Michigan reshuffled its entire offensive philosophy with Josh Gattis this season. Is defensive coordinator Don Brown next? The Wolverines were the preseason favorites to win the Big Ten.This week’s Heisman candidate du jour was Dobbins. Or maybe it was Fields, who finished 14 of 25 for 302 yards and four touchdowns.Or it could be defensive end Chase Young, whom Michigan game-planned around well enough, but could easily repeat a dominant performance in Indianapolis next week. How many teams have three Heisman Trophy candidates?”All three of them deserve to be in New York,” Day said of his players. “I’ll let everybody make the decision who they think.”A game like this comes down to players, not plays,” he added. “These guys willed themselves to make plays.”MORE: Jim Harbaugh in bad mood after latest loss to Ohio StateOhio State has better players. Wilson, a freshman, added three catches for 118 yards and a touchdown. The talent gap is significant, and nobody in the Big Ten can answer that. Not even Michigan. Not with Shea Patterson hitting 18 of 43 passes for 305 yards, a touchdown and an interception.The Wolverines have been powerless to curb Ohio State’s across-the-board momentum as a program that has turned college football’s biggest rivalry into a foregone conclusion. That, despite the fact the Wolverines could have four 10-win seasons in five years if they win a second-tier bowl game.The only debate was whether Ohio State would go for two a la Woody Hayes when the Buckeyes took a 48-27 lead on a 16-yard touchdown pass from Fields to Austin Mack with 10:11 remaining. Day opted for the extra point, but the Buckeyes made their point with the “O-H-I-O” chant that consumed The Big House.The ready-made tweets about the one-sided dominance are increasingly eye-popping now, too. Ohio State has outscored Michigan 118-66 the last two seasons and outgained the Wolverines 1,144-797.The Buckeyes won back-to-back Big Ten championships under Urban Meyer in 2017 and ‘18. Ohio State is 18-2 against Big Ten teams in that stretch, and beat opponents by an average margin of 26.5 points, and that includes inexplicable losses to Iowa and Purdue in 2017 and ‘18, respectively.This season had no Big Ten blemishes. Ohio State won nine regular-season games by an average margin of 35.5 points per game. Day didn’t just maintain the gap in his first year as head coach; he widened it to what could be at least a decade-long project for every other program to catch up to.”Coach Day, he knows,” Fields said. “He takes it one game at a time. In past years, we’ve always had one slip-up. The main thing is taking it like that. We just focus on the moment.”The Buckeyes beat Michigan State, Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan by an average of 23.8 points — more than a three-touchdown difference. It wouldn’t be a surprise if those schools all won their bowl games, but those are consolation prizes now.Ohio State is one win away from playing in the College Football Playoff for the first time since 2016, and that is the upper-crust college football conversation that includes unbeaten LSU and Clemson. Georgia, Alabama, Oklahoma and Utah might join the party, but there is a clear separation among the top three teamsNobody else in the Big Ten is good enough to be talked about like that, and nobody will until Ohio State yields ground in that race. Seven plays didn’t change that fact, not when Dobbins provided the final margin with a 33-yard touchdown run with 6:30 remaining and emptied the stadium. It might take seven years for everyone else to catch up. Again, Michigan will take the brunt of that more than the rest. Fields, Dobbins and all those players have no trouble rubbing that in either. Fields was not afraid to double down.”I know a few players on their team, and I just know the things we do in terms of workout and know how we take it at Ohio State,” Fields said. “Just talking to those guys — I just see we take it more seriously.”After this latest blowout, who can disagree with him?last_img read more

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Who is Alain Nasreddine? New Jersey Devils name John Hynes’ interim replacement

first_img“Everyone in that room has been underachieving,” Nasreddine told reporters in his first media availability as interim head coach. “There are going to be opportunities… you have to get and deserve your opportunity. That’s not going to change. I think it’s like that for every team in every sport. That’s the bottom line — the type of coach I am, it’s the same way. I’ve earned everything [I have] in life and I expect players to do the same thing with their job and how they play.”“We’re not going to reinvent the game,” he added. “I think we gotta get that passion back, that enthusiasm for playing.”Here is what you need to know about the Devils’ interim coach:Where is Alain Nasreddine from?Nasreddine, 44, grew up in Montreal and played for the QMJHL’s Drummondville Voltigeurs and Chicoutimi Sagueneens in junior hockey.Did Alain Nasreddine play in the NHL?Nasreddine played 74 career NHL games as a defenseman between 1998-2008. He was part of the first-ever Florida Panthers draft class in 1993 (sixth round, pick No. 135) but did not find his way into a big-league game with his first franchise. He would get his shot with the Chicago Blackhawks on Oct. 10, 1998, against — you guessed it — the New Jersey Devils, but he wound up with the Montreal Canadiens by the end of that season and played just 15 games altogether his rookie year.The blueliner bounced from team to team throughout much of his NHL playing career but found a consistent home within the Pittsburgh Penguins organization between 2003-08. He bounced between AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and the Penguins’ roster, playing 44 NHL games in 2006-07 — the most in his NHL career.How long has Alain Nasreddine been coaching?Nasreddine’s connection with Pittsburgh’s organization didn’t end when his playing days did. Then-Pittsburgh general manager Ray Shero — who now manages the Devils — hired Nasreddine as an assistant coach with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in August 2010. The head coach of that team at the time? None other than John Hynes. Nasreddine, Hynes and Shero all remained with that organization until the trio moved to New Jersey in a succession of moves in the 2015 offseason.Notable players Alain Nasreddine has coachedNasreddine spent five seasons as Hynes’ assistant coach with the AHL’s Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Here are some of the notable NHLers he worked with on those teams:Robert Bortuzzo, Bryan Gibbons, Simon Depres, Beau Bennett, Joe Morrow, Jayson Megna, Bobby Farnham, Tom Kuhnhackl, Jeff Zatkoff, Scott Harrington, Brian Dumoulin, Matt Murray, Conor Sheary and Derrick Pouliot. The New Jersey Devils on Tuesday named assistant coach Alain Nasreddine interim head coach shortly after John Hynes was relieved of his duties as head coach.Hynes, who had served as the 17th head coach in Devils franchise history, cedes control on the bench to the assistant who has been with him since he was hired in June 2015. Otherwise, the Devils’ coaching staff remains the same — with the sole exception of pro scout Peter Horachek’s move to a bench job as an assistant to Nasreddine.last_img read more

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