JoAnn Parsons, 80, Oxford: April 28, 1933 – Aug. 10, 2013 (updated)

first_imgJo Ann ParsonsJoAnn Parsons, 80, died August 10, 2013, at her childhood home and residence with her husband, Darl of Geuda Springs for the past 45 years. She was born April 28, 1933, in Winfield, Kansas, the daughter of John L. and Ivah M. (Notestine) Paton.A resident of the Oxford area her entire life; She was a graduate of Oxford High School in 1951. JoAnn attended Emporia State Teachers College for one year. She was employed by the Oxford Bank and the Oxford and Geuda Springs Post Office for many years as well as a devoted wife and mother. Jo Ann enjoyed fishing, bird watching and loved nature.On May 2, 1953, she married Darl Parsons. He survives. Other survivors include her sister Ila Skinner of Belle Plaine; two daughters Judi Parsons of Independence, MO and Barbara (Steven) Dietz of Merriam, KS; son, Scott Parsons of Wichita and two grandchildren; Brian Parsons and Joshua Parsons both of Overland Park with two great-grandchildren, Edie Parsons and Graham Parsons, nephews, Jerry Skinner and Ron Hilfinger and neice, Margo Hilfinger.She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Lovina Hilfinger and son, Mike Parsons.Memorial Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., on Saturday, August 24th at the Oxford United Methodist Church in Oxford. A memorial has been established with the Chapin Nature Center in Arkansas City, KS. Contributions can be left with the Oxford Funeral Service, 104 N. Sumner, Oxford, KS 67119. www.oxfordfuneralservice.comlast_img read more

(Updated with Police Chief statement) Potential threat is being handled by WHS administrators

first_imgSubmitted by Wellington School Superintendent Rick Weiss — On Wednesday morning, February 12, 2014, a report was made to Wellington High School administrators of a written statement in the boy’s restroom indicating a potential threat at a future school event. According to the statement there was no immediate intent to cause harm. The Wellington Police Department was contacted and according to policy the building was inspected and canvassed for items that could disrupt the school day. All precautions will be taken to ensure a safe environment for WHS students at all times including future events at the school. The school district will work in cooperation with all law enforcement authorities on this situation.   By Tracy Heath, Wellington Police Chief — Wednesday, February 12th Wellington Police were notified by Wellington High School Administrators regarding the discovery of a “threatening message” found on WHS campus.WPD responded, began an investigation and discovered the “message” had first been seen on Tuesday, February 11th, however, prior to school Administrators being notified, the “message” was altered making it unreadable. WPD is continuing this investigation. 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 (3) 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. -13 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 339 weeks ago Watch and learn, Caldwell. Report Reply 1 reply · active 339 weeks ago -7 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 339 weeks ago Really, “thumbs down”? Maybe I should have said “It’s probably just “reports from neighboring towns about someone driving around taking pictures”. Report Reply +10 Vote up Vote down wellmom · 339 weeks ago I would just like to say thank you to the school administration/WPD for notifying parents about this. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Report Reply 0 replies · active 339 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

Sunday blog: Talking Worden Park, no elections, blowing long streaks and a shoutout…

first_imgCommentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Sunday, March 30, 2014…1. Worden Park roadWellington has one of the best multi-sports facilities in south-central Kansas with Worden Park.Accident at Worden ParkWith its combination of youth baseball/softball facilities, a nationally acclaimed go-kart complex, youth football/soccer fields, walking trails, premier playground, and the location for various other events such as demolition derbies and Fourth of July fireworks show, Worden Park has been the go-to facility for special events in Wellington. Worden Park has brought in countless dollars to the community from outside sources.But Monday night a roll over accident occurred just north of the complex that brings up what could be a ticking time bomb. The roads leading to and from Worden Park are made of dirt. East 20th Ave. North is a busy thoroughfare that serves both the park and Wellington Christian Academy. The number of young inexperienced, and out of town drivers who use the road is tremendous. The road needs paved – before someone gets killed. Yes, people have been driving country roads from the advent of automobiles. But you are also talking about a generation of drivers who aren’t used to navigating on loose gravel in an area where there are a lot of young drivers. Being one who grew up in the country, if you don’t know how to navigate loose gravel, it becomes a serious situation.Plus, as one Sumner Newscow reader said it’s an image thing. Do we really want to force visitors to drive down a dirt road within our city limits?The city of Wellington has done a great job of redoing Vandenburgh, reconstructing Lincoln Avenue, etc. Now is the time to address the issue of paving East 20th Ave. 3. Blowing a streakThere are streaks, and then there are great big long spectacular streaks. Wichita State’s basketball team had a wonderful 35-game winning streak that ended in heart-breaking fashion when Fred VanVleet’s buzzer beating final shot against Kentucky fell off the side of the rim.In the pros, another streak came to an end. On Saturday, the NBA Philadelphia 76ers were vying for the longest losing streak of any pro team in any pro sport before suffering a heart-breaking victory over the Detroit Pistons. They had a 26-game losing streak – and hadn’t won since January.Think about 26 games. High school seasons don’t last that long. Have the Washington Generals lost that many games against the Harlem Globe Trotters? Many wars are fought and won in a two-month time frame.But now with that unfortunate win, the 76ers will just be a bad team forgotten.Maybe next year, 76ers. 4. Saying I hateI always hate it when I’m arguing with someone or want to respond to something I’ve heard from third-party sources and people tell me to “take the high road.”Translation: “You need to shut up.”That’s annoying. 5. Shout out of the week How can you not give it to the Wellington High School teachers and student body, who spent Wednesday volunteering their services and raising money to help Houston and Dietra Sober visit their mother in Seattle, who is being treated for cancer.One thing you can say about Wellington. We may fuss and fight amongst ourselves. But when it comes to helping one of our own, no town does it better.Follow me on twitter.High schoolers throughout downtown was giving the area a clean look.center_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 (12) 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. +16 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 332 weeks ago “Plus, as one Sumner Newscow reader said it’s an image thing. Do we really want to force visitors to drive down a dirt road within our city limits?” I have lived on the south side of town for 50 yrs and we still have DIRT ROADS and no one is worrying about our IMAGE on the south side. Hell “H” street is the first road you can turn on from the south and its DIRT. ENOUGH OF THE BS and LIVE WITH IT. Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago +12 Vote up Vote down guest · 332 weeks ago Heres a thought take a percentage of the revenue taken in from all these entertainment activities and pay for it that way!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Tiffany · 332 weeks ago As one of those young drivers that droves the country roads and made mistakes, lets please remember that our children do have to learn to drive on all road conditions as we did too. They are going to make mistakes that could result in accidents but we have to hope and pray that they don’t get hurt. Let’s not use the younger generation as an excuse to pave a road that is only city to the park and county after that. Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down notlla · 332 weeks ago Those of us who live south of the tracks drive on dirt roads every day. No one cares about our roads. Maybe they need to do a little better job of grading the road up there. Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Hmmm….. · 332 weeks ago Here we go with the roads again… This time I agree, your kids live in Kansas and they should know how to drive on dirt roads before you turn them loose with the keys. As for the visitors, most of them also live in Kansas, therefore they should be used to a little dirt from the road. I also agree that who ever is in change of grading that road should be more attentive knowing that it is used often by many people. It is less than three blocks of dirt and it is causing all this. I have an idea! Everyone get out and walk and you won’t have to worry about the car sliding. Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 332 weeks ago Take the high road. Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down ronco · 332 weeks ago short wheelbase cars like the one in the picture are very unstable on gravel roads. How about just some 20 mph speed limit signs. Another street in town that has been neglected is Mill from Woodlawn to C street, talk about an adventure and has been for 40 years. Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 332 weeks ago There are a lot of older neglected streets in Wellington but it seems they only want to fix ones near schools and in rich neighborhoods. I truly believe they should start with them and work forward from there. I wonder why they are running up and down Lincoln and Harvey with the overloaded concrete trucks to fix Lincoln on the east side. USE THE BROKEN DOWN ROADS to traverse and save the ones already fixed so we don’t have to waste money again to re fix the damage on the good ones. Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Mom of a teen · 332 weeks ago First, the road to Warden is and always has been very wash board like. I would love to see it done to acomidate the heavy traffic. I had hoped it would be done when my children played baseball. We do have a lot of roads in town that need attention and my hope is that our city gets to them all! I am hoping to see more big fixes done right and not patching to last a year or two. On our kids helping out Patti I am truely proud of our kids. It is great we can come together for anyone! Report Reply 0 replies · active 332 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down puppetsplus 44p · 332 weeks ago Not sure how the people who live on H street might feel–what happens to their taxes.. Report Reply 1 reply · active 332 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 2. Nothing to do? Well, this Tuesday get yourself out to the election polls, and vote for your favorite city council candidate. Oh, wait a second… There is no election.For the first time in 50 years, Wellington will not be holding a city council election. That was due to the restructuring of the city council in which the board was reduced from eight to six members, terms were expanded from two to four, and every election will be held on odd number years only. That is until the State of Kansas decides to move everything to November. But that’s a different issue.In years past, Wellington council members served two year terms with four of them up for election on one year and the other four on the other. A lot of these elections had council members unopposed.Kudos to the city council and local citizen J.P. Buellesfeld for implementing such a system that is not only cost saving to local taxpayers but saves us a lot of time. Do we really need another election?last_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: April 7, 2014 report

first_imgby 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.•••••Christopher Nickum, born in 1978, of Oxford was charged with domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; robbery, a level 5 felony; domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor. Nickum is accused on March 20, 2014, of pushing a household member off a porch causing her to drop her phone. When she allegedly picked up the phone, he used force to take the phone away and threw it into a nearby field.Allegedly, Nickum then returned from the field and angrily argued with the household member. He then allegedly started for a truck even though the complaint said he was intoxicated and had no license. When the household member regained control of her phone, Nickum is accused of then angrily pushing her to the ground.He then allegedly took the household member’s wedding rings without permission and threw them into the river.•••••Cy Christopher Olivas, born in 1991, of Caldwell was charged with two alternative counts of domestic battery, a Class C misdemeanor and endangering a child, a Class A misdemeanor.Olivas is accused of slapping a household member several times over an argument over a car. He allegedly took his 1-year-old from her mother while being intoxicated and said he was keeping their children until he got his car back and instructed her to go get the car immediately.His court deposition is set for April 10.•••••Joshua Wood, born in 1975, of Haysville was charged with criminal possession of a firearm by a convicted felony, a level 8 felony; and interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.On March 7, 2014 Wood is accused of unlawfully possessing a .380 automatic handgun underneath his car seat in the vehicle he parked at Casey’s General Store West in Wellington after being convicted of a felony and released from prison.He also allegedly used false information to describe a passenger in his car, Lisa Shanahan, as Lisa Garland knowing she had an active arrest warrant against her.•••••Matthew Golden, born in 1985, of Wellington was charged with possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and Class A misdemeanors.Golden is accused of possessing a baggy of marijuana in his pocket and having more marijuana in a black and yellow duffel bag which he left in another person’s apartment. He also allegedly had a small glass smoking pipe with white residue on it in his pocket and drug paraphernalia, scales, grinder and a long style smoking devise in his bag.•••••Glenda Miller, born in 1965, of Oklahoma City, Okla. was charged with DUI, her fourth offense, an unclassified felony; and driving while revoked, a Class A misdemeanor.Miller is accused of on March 24, 2014 at about 3:24 a.m. of driving in the cemetery. When stopped she allegedly said she came from I-35 from Moore, Okla. and was out for a drive but was lost in Wellington. She submitted to a preliminary breath test showing a reading of .228 which was beyond the drinking limit.•••••Ardell Donnell, born in 1990, of Angelton, Texas, was charged with unlawful use of driver’s license, a Class A misdemeanor.•••••Kerry Anderson, born in 1961, of Wichita was charged with three counts of theft, level 9 felonies.Anderson is accused of unlawfully obtaining a P.J. Brand 5’ x10’ dump bed trailer worth $4,000 with intent of depriving owner Scoular Grain Co. by removing the trailer from the grain company near Wellington without permission.He is also accused of taking a white, 16-foot enclosed trailer worth about $3,000 and about 30 blankets and a two-wheeler moving dolly from McAlister Transportation Co. and a utility trailer worth less than $1,000 from Charland Samona, without permission.•••••Shawn Bartonek, born in 1987, of Conway Springs was charged with failure to use signal turn, a traffic infraction; possession of marijuana – a second offense, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Bartonek is accused on March 16, 2014 of turning a vehicle from 4th Street onto Parallel Street in Conway Springs without giving an appropriate signal. When stopped, Bartonek allegedly had a small quantity of marijuana in a blur grinder underneath the driver’s seat and residue in a green and white glass pipe underneath the passenger seat.His court deposition is set for May 1, 2014.•••••Henry Figures, born in 1976, of Wichita was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; assault of a law enforcement officer, a Class A misdemeanor; interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; and battery of a law enforcement officer, a Class A misdemeanor.Figures is accused of approaching a confrontation between his wife, who is black; and another patron who is white by exclaiming “I’m going to kick this white b—- ass!”He was also accused of threatening an enforcement agent with the Kansas Racing and Gaming Commission. When told he was under arrest he allegedly took off running and when he was caught he resisted being handcuffed.Figures is also accused of hitting the agent’s arm with his left fist when he was being handcuffed.His court deposition is set for May 8, 2014.last_img read more

Week 12 Fantasy RB Rankings: Ezekiel Elliott falling, but still in our top 10

first_imgLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 12 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 12 Fantasy RB RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ NO2Alvin Kamara, NO vs. CAR3Nick Chubb, CLE vs. MIA4Saquon Barkley, NYG @ CHI. This is a tough matchup for Saquon, and there are worries about his ankle, but as long as the Giants feel comfortable enough to play him, we’re comfortable enough to rank him as high as usual.5Josh Jacobs, OAK @ NYJ6Derrick Henry, TEN vs. JAX7Le’Veon Bell, NYJ vs. OAK. Bell seems to be dealing with all sorts of ailments, but you can’t really sit him as long as the Jets keep playing him, much like the situation with Barkley.8Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NE. Elliott’s been inefficient, yet he found a way to the end zone twice in Week 11 anyway. Despite the matchup with New England, we can’t recommend sitting a guy this talented who should see nearly 20 touches.9Leonard Fournette, JAX @ TEN10Todd Gurley, LAR vs. BAL11Tevin Coleman, SF vs. GB12David Montgomery, CHI vs. NYG13Chris Carson, SEA @ PHI14Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ CIN15Joe Mixon, CIN vs. PIT16Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ BUF. Reports suggested that Lindsay would finally see more work than Royce Freeman, and he ended up doubling his teammate in carries, 16-8. As long as nothing indicates that’ll revert to the earlier norm in Week 12, Lindsay is a strong RB2 play going forward. 17Devin Singletary, BUF vs. DEN. Singletary’s consistent workload has vaulted him into every-week RB2 status.18Aaron Jones, GB @ SF. Despite the tough matchup, Jones sees enough work in an offense that should still put up points in primetime to keep him in your fantasy lineups this week.19Mark Ingram, BAL @ LAR20Carlos Hyde, HOU vs. IND21Jonathan Williams, IND @ HOU. Assuming both Marlon Mack and Jordan Wilkins are out, Williams should be the early-down back after 116 rushing yards in Week 11. It’s a Thursday night game, but if you’re using a top waiver claim on Williams, it’s specifically to play him in Week 12.22Bo Scarbrough, DET @ WAS. After Scarbrough dominated early touches, the workload split up a bit in Detroit, but it was still Bo leading the way in carries. It’s a situation worth using caution with, but Scarbrough is the most likely guy to get the work against Washington’s poor defense.23Derrius Guice, WAS vs. DET. Guice saw about half of Washington’s RB workload in Week 11 and only should see more going forward. The Lions have allowed more fantasy points to running backs than any other defense, so you can feel good about Guice in a FLEX spot this week.24Miles Sanders, PHI vs. SEA25Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. MIA. It seems we can expect five-plus carries and five-plus catches for Hunt each week, which is enough to give him a solid floor even in standard leagues – add in the Dolphins matchup and you feel even better about him. 26Ronald Jones, TB @ ATL. What a weird game Tampa just played – Jones had four carries and four targets, compared to no runs and two targets for Peyton Barber. Seems Jones is still preferred, but the Bucs’ best option against Atlanta could be to pass a ton. 27James White, NE vs. DAL28Latavius Murray, NO vs. CAR29Sony Michel, NE vs. DAL30Royce Freeman, DEN @ BUF. With Lindsay apparently the lead dog in this backfield now, you can probably do better than Freeman in Week 12. 31Brian Hill, ATL vs. TB. Hill carried the ball 15 times in Week 11, but for only 30 yards. Tampa Bay has one of the best couple run defenses in the league and Atlanta should throw a ton. Hill may see more than his three Week 11 targets, but don’t expect an effective game on the ground. 32Adrian Peterson, WAS vs. DET33Benny Snell Jr., PIT @ CIN34Jamaal Williams, GB @ SF35Kalen Ballage, MIA @ CLE. Ballage outdid himself. He went from 24 touches for 45 yards to 14 touches for 17 yards. Five catches added some PPR value, and he fell into the end zone. But man, there’s not a lot of upside here despite all the touches. 36Raheem Mostert, SF vs. GB37Peyton Barber, TB @ ATL38Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. NYG39Duke Johnson Jr., HOU vs. IND40Frank Gore, BUF vs. DEN41Nyheim Hines, IND @ HOU. Hines will have a decent floor Thursday night as his involvement should increase somewhat with Marlon Mack out. That’s not hugely valuable in standard leagues, though. 42Rashaad Penny, SEA @ PHI43Dare Ogunbowale, TB @ ATL44Gus Edwards, BAL @ LAR. Edwards benefited from a long garbage time run Sunday, but he continues to get occasional work for Baltimore each and every week – and the Ravens could have a few more games with garbage time going forward.45Ty Johnson, DET @ WAS46Qadree Ollison, ATL vs. TB. Ollison looked to be the goal-line back for the Falcons on Sunday, which could matter in a game that promises lots of points in Week 12.47Jay Ajayi, PHI vs. SEA48Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. BAL49Rex Burkhead, NE vs. DAL50Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. PIT51Bilal Powell, NYJ vs. OAK52J.D. McKissic, DET @ WAS53Dion Lewis, TEN vs. JAX54Wayne Gallman, NYG @ CHI55Tony Pollard, DAL @ NE WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerOr maybe the waiver wire will be your best running back friend this week. There you can snag Jonathan Williams as he fills in for Marlon Mack (hand) on Thursday night or give former Alabama back Bo Scarbrough a try as he seems to be the flavor of the week for the Lions. Derrius Guice has also returned and should see at least half of Washington’s backfield touches against a Detroit defense waiting to be run all over.WEEK 12 DFS LINEUPS: FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPThings fall off quickly after some of those potentially available options, although it wouldn’t be a late-season RB rankings if we didn’t pay homage to Kalen Ballage (who’s also available in a lot of leagues). He carried nine times for nine yards and caught five passes for eight yards in Week 11. Thankfully for owners relying on him, he fell into the end zone to add six points to his fantasy total. You might have to close your eyes when you play Ballage (who has a favorable matchup against the Browns), but at some level of desperation, that volume means something.WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endAlso keep an eye this week on the injury to James Conner (shoulder) in Pittsburgh. The Steelers face a vulnerable Cincinnati run defense in Week 12, which would make the combo of Jaylen Samuels and Benny Snell Jr. potentially useful in fantasy this week — and Snell is widely available.MORE WEEK 12:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSByes in Week 12 mean fantasy owners will be without Dalvin Cook, Melvin Gordon/Austin Ekeler, Kenyan Drake and Damien Williams.MORE WEEK 12 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderReminder: These rankings will be adjusted throughout week, so check back often for the latest updates and analysis! If you like watching star running backs play, does Week 12 have the game for you! The No. 1 back in our Week 12 fantasy RB rankings for Week 12, Christian McCaffrey, takes on our No. 2 RB, Alvin Kamara, in Panthers vs. Saints. If you’re like me and drafted Ezekiel Elliott second in your fantasy football draft (after Saquon Barkley), it’s a perfect opportunity to kick yourself for not taking a chance on McCaffrey or even Kamara. With Barkley’s injury issues and Zeke’s overall ineffectiveness, every top fantasy drafter would feel a lot better about themselves if they had just taken a chance and drafted CMC. It will feel even worse when you watch Elliott get stonewalled by the Patriots this week. Enough self-loathing, though — you and I both will have to save our weeks through running backs further down the rankings. Maybe that will be Phillip Lindsay, who for the first time all season was the much more utilized back relative to Royce Freeman. Lindsay doubled his teammate in carries, 16-8, and averaged more yards per tote, too.last_img read more

Fantasy Injury Updates: Calvin Ridley, Mike Evans, DeVante Parker, DJ Chark affect Week 15 waiver wire pickups

first_img(Update: Doug Marrone told reporters Chark is “week-to-week.”)MORE WEEK 15:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff tipsJacksonville doesn’t have anything to play for, so they might play it safe with Chark. If he misses time, both Dede Westbrook and Chris Conley can be used at least as FLEX options in PPR leagues and probably in standard formats too against a WR-friendly Raiders’ secondary in Week 15. Calvin Ridley, Mike Evans and DeVante Parker were all forced from their games Sunday with injuries and did not return. Heading into Week 15 and more fantasy playoff matchups, owners will be hoping their starting fantasy wide receivers can make quick recoveries. But if they don’t our WR rankings, sleepers and waiver wire suggestions will include each of their replacements.For updates on injured QBs Patrick Mahomes, Jameis Winston, and Tom Brady, click here; for the latest on injured RBs Derrius Guice, Derrick Henry, and more, go here; for the latest on ailing TEs  Noah Fant, Ryan Griffin, Mark Andrews, and Jared Cook, click here; for updates on injured TEs Gerald Everett, Evan Engram, and Greg Olsen, go here; for updates on WRs Adam Thielen, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Will Fuller, and T.Y. Hilton, go here; for news on RBs James Conner, Josh Jacobs, Le’Veon Bell, and more, click here. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates @ SN_Fantasy. WEEK 15 NON-PPR RANKINGS: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerCalvin Ridley injury updateRidley sustained what was termed an abdominal injury Sunday that was at least visually scary. He came out of the medical tent during the third quarter, then collapsed to the ground and had to be carted off, according to the Gwinnett Daily Post. The team did not provide a further update after the game.(Update: Ridley announced on his Instagram that he’s done for the season.)This didn’t appear to be some standard football injury, so it’s hard to anticipate potential time Ridley may miss. His absence would probably elevate Russell Gage back into the WR3/FLEX consideration he had with Julio Jones out, although Gage saw only four targets Sunday, perhaps because the Falcons were winning big by the time Ridley exited. Don’t rush to pick up Olamide Zaccheaus after his 93-yard TD — he’s still well down the depth chart in Atlanta. WEEK 15: Top Waiver PickupsMike Evans injury newsEvans appeared to injure his left hamstring on his touchdown catch Sunday, not fully celebrating as he limped off to the sideline. He headed to the locker room and didn’t return to the game. In his absence, both Breshad Perriman and Justin Watson caught touchdowns.We’d claim Perriman before Watson based on their usage before Evans was hurt, although Tampa Bay runs enough three-wide sets for them both to have some appeal against the Lions in Week 15. WEEK 15 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endDeVante Parker concussion updateParker’s head was slammed to the ground Sunday after a catch, forcing him from the game with a concussion. Miami’s Albert Wilson left the game shortly after with a concussion of his own, depleting the Dolphins’ receiving corps further.A matchup with the Giants in Week 15 makes having a piece of this passing attack a worthwhile pursuit. We’d bet on Allen Hurns being the de facto No. 1 if Parker is out, but youngster Isaiah Ford could also play a role after catching six-of-nine targets Sunday. Hurns is worth a waiver claim, especially for Parker owners.WEEK 15 DFS LINEUPS:FD Cash | FD GPP | DK Cash | DK GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPDJ Chark injury updateChark limped off the field late in Sunday’s game with an ankle injury. He was deemed questionable to return but didn’t come back in the blowout loss. He left the stadium with a protective boot on his left foot. last_img read more

Wellington Fire/EMS weekly run: Oct. 26 – Nov. 1, 2015

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Wellington Fire/EMS weekly run for Oct. 26 to Nov. 1, 2015 is as follows:  28-Oct9:50 PMMedical AlarmOxford 30-Oct3:15 PMMedical Trauma1500 block Orchard Lane 26-Oct1:31 PMFuel Leak1600 block W. 8th 26-Oct12:56 PMMedical Emergency1100 block E. 16th 27-Oct5:29 AMVehicle ExtricationKansas Turnpike 26-Oct12:35 PMLift Assist2100 block E. Lincoln 1-Nov3:33 PMMedical Emergency100 block W. Botkin 27-Oct9:20 AMTransfer to Wichita 1-Nov3:10 AMMedical Emergency500 block S. Jefferson 30-Oct7:16 PMTransfer to Wichita 26-Oct8:59 PMTransfer to Wichita 27-Oct10:00 AMMedical Emergency1000 block College 26-Oct7:52 AMTransfer to Wichita 31-Oct11:46 PMMedical Trauma200 block South F 27-Oct10:03 PMMedical EmergencyOxford 29-Oct3:06 PMMedical EmergencyOxford 28-Oct10:10 AMTransfer to Wichita 28-Oct1:15 AMMedical Emergency100 block W. Botkin 1-Nov9:14 PMMedical Emergency400 block South C 28-Oct1:42 PMIllegal Burning600 block North C 27-Oct10:01 AMVehicle AccidentKansas Turnpike Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 30-Oct6:20 AMMedical Emergency10th Avenue & Chickaskia 29-Oct1:42 PMMedical Emergency1600 block North A 29-Oct9:55 AMMedical Alarm1900 block S. Hillside 30-Oct12:01 AMVehicle Accident80th Street & Drury 30-Oct7:14 AMTransfer to Wichita 30-Oct11:50 AMMedical Emergency600 block E. Hillside 29-Oct7:24 PMVehicle AccidentKansas Turnpike 27-Oct7:06 PMMedical Emergency2000 block E. 16th 30-Oct8:33 PMMedical Trauma500 block N. Plum 26-Oct10:40 PMMedical Emergency600 block E. Harvey 27-Oct7:21 AMMedical Emergency500 block N. Plum Follow us on Twitter. 26-Oct10:48 PMMedical Emergency1600 block W. 8th Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 1-Nov4:38 PMMedical Emergency600 block E. Hillside 28-Oct6:49 AMInjury AccidentOliver & US 160 1-Nov2:46 PMMedical Trauma800 block N. Meridian 30-Oct1:37 PMMedical Emergency200 block W. 15th 30-Oct8:19 AMMedical EmergencyWellington Lake 30-Oct2:28 PMMedical Emergency400 block South Clast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Tuesday, February 16, 2016•1:42 a.m. Officers investigated operating a motor vehicle without insurance and defective headlamps in the 1700 block E. 16th, Wellington.•1:45 a.m. Steven M. Roberts, 32, Aurora, Mo. was arrested, charged and bonded with operating a motor vehicle without insurance and defective headlamps.•8:09 a.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, defective muffler and expired vehicle registration in the 500 block E. 16th, Wellington.•8:22 a.m. Anthony P. Altis, 22, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with driving while license is suspended, operating a motor vehicle without insurance, defective muffler and expired vehicle registration.•11:20 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1700 block N. H, Wellington which occurred Feb. 15, 2016.•4:44 p.m. Officers investigated a battery in the 200 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•8:44 p.m. Lindsey R. Stone, 30, Lyons, was issued a notice to appear for driver’s license violation and defective headlight.•9 p.m. Herbert O. Barnes, 65, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for fail to signal.•9:45 p.m. Tanya J. Hammond, 51, Argonia, was issued a notice to appear for defective headlight.last_img read more

Council still contemplating using search committee for city manager hire; continues budget process

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 (19) 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. +13 Vote up Vote down little d · 211 weeks ago Hire Shane Shields and be done with it. A good person doing a good job- look no more. Report Reply 2 replies · active 211 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 211 weeks ago This statement…”There seemed to be agreement that, whoever they hire, they need to do all they can to set that person up for success…”, I think would have been nice with the last one. Report Reply 0 replies · active 211 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Nancy · 211 weeks ago Has Mr Shields applied for the job? Seems like he withdrew his application last time around. He may not want it. He would do a great job, but if he doesn’t want it: That’s his prerogative. Report Reply 1 reply · active 211 weeks ago +19 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 211 weeks ago I just want to thank Shane Shields for the great job he does for Wellington and Sumner County. Shane is a man of vast knowledge about our City, something any new hire would have to spend years and years learning. Sounds to me like some of the council members need to resign as they are not working for whats best for the city but whats best for them. Report Reply 0 replies · active 211 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down MeToo · 211 weeks ago Let’s see, in the last two months the city has fired Mr. Eckert, the City Manager. If they would have sent Mr. Eckert home to sit in his house for six months and paid his salary, we the citizens of Wellington could have saved $37,000 instead of paying his severance. Now the City council wants to spend another $25,000 for a job that doesn’t exist at the humane society and finally the City Fathers and Mothers want to spend $6,000 to hire a consulting firm to hire someone to be the City Manager when we already have a qualified individual in Mr. Shields. A total potential waste of $68,000. This has happened in just the past 2 months. You’d think we are rolling in the dough, but we don’t have money to pave some roads, fix some sewers, repair some water mains or actually hire another police officer. Report Reply 0 replies · active 211 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 211 weeks ago If we as a community can’t step up to provide the basic humane treatment of our animals, then we have failed as a society. Furthermore, anyone more concerned with a pot hole than the livelihood of a dog and cat is no friend of mine. Report Reply 1 reply · active 211 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 211 weeks ago We should just start replacing our roadways with solar roadways then everyone’s electric bills would be non-existent Report Reply 0 replies · active 211 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down ??? · 211 weeks ago We don’t need to spend the money, the council knows what it is doing……wait never mind. Report Reply 0 replies · active 211 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down whatever · 211 weeks ago Can we hire a new city council? Report Reply 0 replies · active 211 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down LiveWell · 211 weeks ago Hopefully more people will do some research before the next election. Not sure how people that own rental companies/houses in town are allowed to decide whether to raise the mill or to raise utility rates. No brainer, pass it on to their tenants instead of coming out of their profits… Report Reply 0 replies · active 211 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 by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow – Some Wellington City Council members were having second thoughts about paying the state league of municipalities nearly $6,000 to run a search for a new city manager. A representative from the league came to the work session Tuesday to answer concerns.The council seems likely to pass accepting the contract at its next meeting, but there was question as to whether they really needed to.Council member Jan Korte also questioned the wording of the contract, which stated the league could cancel the contract at any time. It also said the city would still have to pay the full amount if they reject all the candidates the league sends their way.Council member Vince Wetta also questioned the need for spending the money, but he said he believes it is for the good of the city to go through the process. He said he was having second thoughts about that. He favors hiring Shane Shields who is the current interim city manager and has been in the city’s administration for several years.Council members said they just want to go through the process and find out who is out there.Kip Etter said he just wants to make sure they make the right decision and he believes going through the process is a good idea.Bill Butts agreed saying it would not hurt to see who else is out there, and it would not hurt to have the information.After the meeting Jim Valentine said he is not for spending the money.There seemed to be agreement that, whoever they hire, they need to do all they can to set that person up for success, and most of the council members feel that going through the process of taking applications would be a move in that direction.Mayor Shelly Hansel said going through the process would be good for the city. She said the person who his hired should be able to have confidence that the council chose them for good reasons.Once the contract is signed, council members will fill out surveys to get detailed information about what they want in a city manager. The league can then advertise for the position. The league will rank candidates, picking a top 10 – or whatever number the council wants. They will also make all applications available to the council members.From there the normal process would be followed, with the league running the search and the council doing final approval.The council also discussed its budget, and is putting the finishing touches on. Interim City Manager Shane Shields – who is also the finance director – said there would be no need for a change in the tax mill levy.The council discussed cutting funding for some groups like the Chisholm Trail Museum, the Historical and Geneaological Society and some others. Council member Korte wants the city to eventually stop funding them because there are several other groups in the city that the city does not fund.It is not a lot of money. The decision the council wrestled with was whether to give the museum $6,000 or $5,200. The council had earlier agreed to cut all agencies like that by 25 percent.The council will have a public hearing on its budget, and will likely pass the budget at its second meeting in August.The city is also considering giving the Humane Society $25,000 to help hire a director. The facility is still years from being built, so it could be a few years before the money is used. The county has also been asked for $25,000 but no action has been taken.The money will be in the budget, but may not be spent for some time.The budget includes a contingency fund of $772,600.———The council also briefly talked about the building at Lincoln and Washington, which has been closed and roped off for about two weeks. Shields said the city is still waiting on an engineer’s report and the city is talking with the owner. The fate of the building is not yet known, but it is believed to have some serious structural problems.———Cowley College and other local officials will have a meeting on Monday, 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., at the Wellington High School Auditorium to talk about the possibility of the college opening a campus in Wellington. Cowley needs a half cent sales tax to make that happen. The county commissioners have to decide on whether to put it on the ballot in November, hold a special election, or keep it off entirely. Cowley officials want it to be held later as a special election.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

NFL playoff bracket: Divisional matchups, TV schedule for AFC, NFC games

first_imgAFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.Baltimore Ravens14-2No. 1 seed; division2.Kansas City Chiefs12-4No. 2 seed; division3.New England Patriots12-4No. 3 seed; division4.Houston Texans10-6No. 4 seed; division5.Buffalo Bills10-6No. 5 seed6.Tennessee Titans9-7No. 6 seedNFCSeedTeamRecordClinched1.San Francisco 49ers13-3No. 1 seed; division2.Green Bay Packers13-3No. 2 seed; division3.New Orleans Saints13-3No. 3 seed; division4.Philadelphia Eagles9-7No. 4 seed; division5.Seattle Seahawks​11-5No. 5 seed6.Minnesota Vikings10-6No. 6 seed 1. San Francisco 49ers vs. 6. Minnesota VikingsLike the top-seeded Ravens in the AFC, the top-seeded 49ers in the NFC likely were shocked to end up with a game against the Vikings in the divisional round. San Francisco should know not to take Minnesota lightly. The same physical, run-oriented approach that allowed the Vikings to upset the Saints on the road will be useful against a 49ers defense that’s stronger against the pass than it is against the run.2. Green Bay Packers vs. 5. Seattle SeahawksThis is a juicy divisional-round matchup between two high-profile teams. (It also means we could have an all-NFC West or an all-NFC North championship game.) The football world gets another glorious week of Marshawn Lynch playing running back for the Seahawks. That’s an ideal scenario for everybody but Packers fans, as Green Bay has struggled to stop the run all season, and Seattle has been a strong rushing team no matter who’s in the backfield. Good thing the home team will have that Aaron Rodgers guy.NFL divisional playoff TV scheduleThe four NFL divisional playoff games are split between three networks, with CBS scheduled to broadcast a game Saturday and Sunday. ESPN, which presented the Texans’ wild-card win over the Bills, doesn’t carry a divisional round game.Unlike in years past, when the Sunday divisional playoff games kicked off in early time windows that resembled those of the regular season, this year’s Sunday divisional playoff game start times are the same as those for the AFC and NFC championship games.Below is the full NFL divisional round playoff schedule for 2020, complete with TV channels and live stream links.Saturday, Jan. 11 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/cc/39/lamar-jackson-112519-getty-ftrjpg_8gquwpsi7o5p1xw30dbu26got.jpg?t=-1547830282&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/6b/74/jimmy-garoppolo-120519-getty-ftrjpg_qdgf8j82080g1591s4iqg7kav.jpg?t=-691118922&w=500&quality=80 MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamVikings at 49ers4:35 p.m. ETNBCYahoo!Titans at Ravens8:15 p.m. ETCBSYahoo!Sunday, Jan. 12MatchupStart timeTV channelLive streamTexans at Chiefs3:05 p.m. ETCBSYahoo!Seahawks at Packers6:40 p.m. ETFoxYahoo!MORE: Watch every NFL playoff game on DAZN (Canada only)NFL playoff bracket 2020 The NFL playoff bracket for the divisional round was finalized when the Seahawks beat the Eagles last week to close the wild-card round, which featured nothing but wildly entertaining games to kick off the 2020 NFL playoffs.Tthe Vikings pulled off a massive upset over the Saints in New Orleans to advance to the divisional round, where they will play the top-seeded 49ers in San Francisco. Yet Minnesota’s win might not be considered the biggest stunner of the playoffs thus far. (SN Illustration) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5b/dd/nfl-divisional-bracket-010520-ftr_17zk6boe36g5d18e9tf633ejym.png?t=2017823719&w=500&quality=80 MORE NFL PLAYOFFS:Complete TV schedule, results | Picks & predictionsThe Titans not only upset the Patriots on the road and guaranteed a new team will win the Super Bowl this year, but they very well might have ended Tom Brady’s tenure in New England. Tennessee now will travel to Baltimore for the divisional round.The other divisional playoff game in the AFC features the Texans and the Chiefs. On the strength of Deshaun Watson’s magical play, Houston won an overtime thriller over Buffalo in the wild-card round. It heads to Kansas City for Round 2.NFL divisional playoff matchupsAFC 1. Baltimore Ravens vs. 6. Tennessee TitansLike everybody else, the Ravens likely did not expect to draw the Titans in the divisional round, because it required Tennessee’s shocking upset win in New England in the wild-card round. After frustrating Tom Brady, a stingy Titans defense draws the soon-to-be MVP in Lamar Jackson, who presents very different, tougher challenges. Baltimore opened as a 10-point home favorite over Tennessee.2. Kansas City Chiefs vs. 4. Houston TexansThe Texans beat the Bills in the wild-card round to create a rematch of their Week 6 regular season game against the Chiefs in Kansas City. Houston won that game 31-24 on the strength of 2018 passing yards from Deshaun Watson and 116 rushing yards from Carlos Hyde. Kansas City’s defense, though, has made big strides since that meeting. Which is why the Chiefs opened as eight-point home favorites for the divisional round.NFClast_img read more