December 18

Historic Storm Blamed for LIE Fatality

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A record-breaking storm that pounded Long Island early Wednesday and paralyzed local roadways is being blamed for at least one death, Suffolk County police said. The driver of a Jeep Liberty lost control of his vehicle in Melville near Route 110 on the Long Island Expressway around 5 a.m. and was struck by a tractor trailer, police said. The SUV slammed into a guardrail and then became engulfed in flames, police said. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s name is being withheld pending positive identification by the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s office, police said. The 52-year-old driver of the tractor trailer, owned by JVB Transport, sustained minor injuries, police said. The trailer was carrying waste oil. Officials said the crash was weather related. More than a foot of rain fell on Long Island early Wednesday morning. Tim Morrin, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, said 5 inches of rain fell in some areas between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.The powerful storm submerged dozens of vehicles and left countless others abandoned.last_img read more

August 14

Impact Bank donates new scoreboard for Hibbs-Hooten Field

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — When baseball arrives at Hibbs-Hooten Field in Wellington, spring has arrived. And this year it comes with a new scoreboard at the historic park.The field dates back to the 1920s when it was originally constructed as a wooden stadium, then updated as a concrete structure 40 years later. Centrally located in Wellington, the historical ball diamond remains a key part of the community’s activities and culture. So when baseball returns to Hibbs-Hooten each year, it’s time for a little spring upkeep and maintenance.“In Conjunction with improvements provided by The City of Wellington, it was time for a new scoreboard, and we seized the opportunity to step up to the plate.” “Says Alan Campbell, Executive Vice President of Impact Bank in Wellington.When it’s baseball season, all eyes are on the game.“Hibbs-Hooten field is a unique asset to Wellington,” Campbell said. “At Impact Bank, we’re here to support our community values which mean investing in things we all share — even a scoreboard.”According to Campbell, donating a new scoreboard for Hibbs-Hooten Field is one of many ways Impact Bank positively affects Wellington. “Our name says it all. We’re here to make a difference in this community and the surrounding area. It’s important we stay involved with this town, and that means investing in projects that strengthen the quality of life.” While Impact Bank donated the scoreboard, Campbell says putting a winning score up in lights for the home team is up to the players on the field. “But, we look forward to seeing everyone at the games, supporting our youth, families and community.”Impact Bank is the largest locally owned community bank in Sumner County, with locations in Wellington and Caldwell and providing a full array of financial services.New scoreboard at Sellers Park. 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 Comment (1) 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. 0 Vote up Vote down DustinB · 384 weeks ago Will they cover part of it when the Heat play? Or just leave it as is? Report Reply 0 replies · active 384 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 commentslast_img read more

August 14

District season begins for Kansas High School teams in Class 4A and 3A

first_imgOct. 18Clearwateraway League Sept. 13ConcordiaWellington wins 27-6. Wellington22.50042.667144158 The Topeka Capital-Journal computerized picks: Clearwater. However, Topeka-Journal prep writer Brent Maycock picked against the computer and took Wellington. Sept. 27CollegiateCollegiate wins 49-21. TeamWinsLossPct.WinsLossPct.ForAgainst •••••Other Sumner County games:Argonia-Attica at South Barber (CJ Computer pick: South Barber) — South Barber beat Caldwell 60-14 last week. A&A Titans haven’t won since week #3. South Haven at Caldwell on homecoming (CJ computer pick: South Haven) — South Haven is back in the driver’s seat in getting to the playoffs. Caldwell will have a difficult time here on its own homecoming. WELLINGTON AT CLEARWATER: Wellington (4-2) at Clearwater (4-2) Kickoff is at 7 p.m. Injury situation: Wellington is banged up, especially on the offensive line. AV-CTL standings:  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 (11) 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. +10 Vote up Vote down WHS Grad · 356 weeks ago I thought I would share this too. “I feel like I have to share this. Not too long ago a young man who was from Clearwater lost his life because he drown and didn’t know how to swim. Before his young life ended this young man lost his mom to breast cancer. He wore a pink shirt every Friday in her memory. He never forgot the disease that took her life. Our high school football team is playing the high school football team of where this young man lost his life. I guess to some it seems pretty sad and easy to make jokes about someone who didn’t know how to swim and dies. So these individuals are sending messages about coming to our town this Friday and wearing floaties to make fun of this young man’s death. I say all this for a few reasons. Why is death funny? Especially for a young person to die. I don’t find that funny… So I am asking all those who live in Clearwater whether you go to the game or not. Lets take a stand and show this other community that death is real this young man’s death while tragic and sad stood for something. Wear pink…..shirt, pants, sweatshirt, whatever just in support and in memory of him. ” Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down guest · 356 weeks ago Thanks WHS Grad for the idea! We could wear pink too! To show that we aren’t all jerks, that we see the tragedy in a young life lost, that we do not see death as a joke. All week I’ve been worried about how we can go to Clearwater and not be seen as a town full of jerks. I thought maybe we just shouldn’t go, but that is so unfair to the 99% that are good kids, that don’t condone this twisted taunting. Why should they feel like we don’t support them? Maybe this is it ~ show Clearwater it is merely a small minority of people who find pleasure in others’ pain, and they are bullies, and they are raising bullies! WEAR PINK! Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down A parent · 356 weeks ago So sad that our young people have no consideration or respect for people. I agree, there is nothing funny about this! It’s tough to be supportive of our hometown when we have kids that have to do something stupid!! I think the game should be cancelled or forfeit due to disrespect. Maybe that would teach some that their actions are not acceptable. I’m ashamed to call myself a Wellington crusader supporter!! Report Reply 3 replies · active 355 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Linda Ledesma · 355 weeks ago My daughter who competes at the college level has been required to attend meeting at that level on regards to social media. Twitter,Instagram, Facebook to name a few have the ability to do a lot of damage very quickly. When you are a student athlete you are not just representing yourself but your school and community at all times. Not just while school is in session or a sporting event is taking place. At the college level it is stressed in no uncertain terms that you have to be aware and responsible for what you post as well as what others may post about you. It is stressed that you will be held accountable. I understand that there is probably not a specific policy to deal with this type of incident at the current time. Check around and see how others deal and address social media. Parents and students need to know this is a very serious and it’s not funny or a joke. It’s serious . How many of us as parents even know what are kids are tweeting or posting. Start with our own kids. Let’s educate the kids and parents. Report Reply 2 replies · active 355 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Lone Ranger · 355 weeks ago Well, as for me I think I am going to wear red…but more importantly I’m wearing my thermal underwear, my wool socks, my stocking cap, my gloves, hooded sweatshirt, all of which I have no pink. Go Big Red! Report Reply 1 reply · 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 Oct. 4CircleWellington wins 43-0. Wichita Collegiate21.66733.500208123 Oct. 25Mulvanehome Follow the game: Twitter: Cueballnewscow. Radio: Adrian Young, play-by-play, KLEY-AM 1130. Television: Sumner Cable TV, Channel 5 (audio). Photos and recaps: Wellington.cc and Sumner Newscow. Overall Clearwater22.50042.667162141 Game’s significance: The winner has the inside track of getting a playoff berth. The loser will likely be chasing rainbows for the rest of the season. Circle04006041240 Sept. 20AugustaWellington wins 19-10. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Football districts begin this week for the Class 4A and 3A teams. Eight man teams continue to battle it out in their respective divisions… Augusta13.25015.16794226 Game night weather: There is rain in the forecast. But unlike two weeks ago, the rain is supposed to hit earlier around 2 p.m. There is still a 20 percent chance of rain at game time. Sept. 6GoddardWellington wins 34-28. The synopsis: It will be interesting to see how the football team reacts Friday considering the amount of peripheral activities surrounding the program this week. Let’s just say this author is having a hard time focusing on the actual game itself.But the reality is, a football game will be played Friday and it might be the medicine the community needs.This is the start of district play. Wellington has been out of the playoffs for the past two seasons, and would like to get back. In 2012, Wellington got off to a good start when it beat Clearwater 34-21.Clearwater and Wellington could be a barnburner. Both teams have beaten Augusta and Circle and lost to Andale badly. With Mulvane and Winfield in the wings, Wellington can’t afford to lose this game. It really is the most important game of the season. Oct. 11AndaleAndale wins 65-0. Central-Burden at Oxford (CJ Computer pick: Oxford) — The Wildcats hope to keep momentum from last week’s win over Sedan. Central-Burden has had no luck this season. Points Series history: Not so long ago, Wellington-Clearwater was an example of two programs so far apart on the spectrum that people didn’t want to watch the games because it would be such a blowout in the Crusaders favor. That changed in the late 2000s’ when Clearwater was giving Wellington all it could handle. Then Clearwater picked up wins in 2010 and 2011. This is now quite the battle as there is little separation between the two programs. Clearwater (21-4)1983 – Wellington 15 Clearwater 421984 – Wellington 7 Clearwater 61985 – Wellington 44 Clearwater 01986 – Wellington 28 Clearwater 61987 – Wellington 24 Clearwater 111988 – Wellington 34 Clearwater 161989 – Wellington 49 Clearwater 01990 – Wellington 47 Clearwater 181994 – Wellington 48 Clearwater 241995 – Wellington 44 Clearwater 0 (9-1)1996 – Wellington 40 Clearwater 81997 – Wellington 6 Clearwater 121998 – Wellington 30 Clearwater 01999 – Wellington 34 Clearwater 02000 – Wellington 42 Clearwater 02001 – Wellington 55 Clearwater 62002 – Wellington 40 Clearwater 72003 – Wellington 48 Clearwater 192006 – Wellington 22 Clearwater 02007 – Wellington 33 Clearwater 232008 – Wellington 28 Clearwater 32009 – Wellington 20 Clearwater 142010 – Wellington 21 Clearwater 242011 – Wellington 14 Clearwater 342012 – Wellington 34 Clearwater 21 Andale501.000601.00030364 Oct. 31Winfieldaway 2013 season thus far: Wellington:  Conway Springs at Belle Plaine (CJ Computer pick: Conway Springs) — Remember last week’s NFL game where the point spread between Jacksonville and Denver was the largest in its history? This would be the high school version of that. It will be ugly. Clearwater:Clearwater 23 Goddard Eisenhower 3Clearwater 47 El Dorado 24Andale 37 Clearwater 7Clearwater 45 Augusta 19Wichita Collegiate 51 Clearwater 13Clearwater 27 Circle 7.last_img read more