Diane Kay Critser, 66

first_imgDiane Kay (Meyer) Critser, age 66, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Sunday evening October 15, 2017 at Our Hospice of South Central Indiana in Columbus. She was a lifelong resident of Greensburg. Diane was born on March 3, 1951 in Greensburg to Hubert & Betty (Scheidler) Meyer. She spent her youth involved in Decatur County 4-H and graduated from Greensburg Community High School in 1969. Diane married Richard S. Critser on March 16, 1973 in Enochsburg. He survives after 44 devoted years of marriage. Diane was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was a devout Catholic and a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg. Diane was also a member of the Tri Kappa Sorority Greensburg Chapter. She worked for over 40 years as an independent seamstress, sewing drapes for hundreds of clients, always paying particular attention to detail in all of her work. Diane was an avid sports fan, watching college basketball and cheering on the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts. Diane enjoyed decorating for the holidays, ceramics, and spending time in the outdoors tending to her flowers and yard. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, whom she loved dearly. She will be remembered most for her caring, selfless nature. She will be greatly missed by her husband Richard, mother: Betty Meyer of Greensburg, children: Carla (husband, Ted) Wiles of Noblesville, Kyle (wife, Rachel) Critser of Oxford, Ohio, grandchildren: Ella, Charlie & Norah Reiger, AJ & Alexandr Wiles, siblings: Steve (wife, JoAnn) Meyer, Rick (wife, Karen) Meyer both of Greensburg and Ginny (husband, Paul) Gordon of Cambridge City as well as several nieces and nephews. Diane was preceded in death by her father Hubert Meyer. Father John Meyer will conduct a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am on Friday, October 20th at St. Mary’s Catholic Church: 1331 E. Hunter Robbins Way in Greensburg. A rosary will be prayed at 4 p.m. Thursday, October 19th followed by public visitation until 8 p.m. at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home: 302 N. Franklin St. in Greensburg. Friends may also call Friday morning at St. Mary’s Catholic Church from 9 a.m. until the funeral mass at 10. Burial will be at South Park Cemetery in Greensburg. Funeral Arrangements have been entrusted to Meredith-Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center in Morgantown. Memorial contributions can be sent in honor of Diane to Our Hospice of South Central Indiana: 2626 E. 17th St. Columbus, IN 47201. Condolences can be sent to the Critser family at www.meredith-clark.com. Information: 812-597-4670last_img read more

Aikey, Carter cash in with IMCA Modified wins at World Nationals

first_imgBrayton Carter, another winner on Thursday night, followed with the Friday Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMod checkers, leading flag to flag. Tony Olson was second and Kyle Olson third. Modifieds – 1. Jeff Aikey; 2. Cayden Carter; 3. Ethan Dotson; 4. Todd Shute; 5. Tim Ward; 6. Joel Rust; 7. Ethan Braaksma; 8. Derrick Stewart; 9. Jake McBirnie; 10. Shawn Kilgore; 11. Richie Gustin; 12. Kelly Shryock; 13. Josh Gilman; 14. Brandon Schmitt; 15. Scott Simatovich; 16. Wyatt Block; 17. Russ Reinwald; 18. Thor Anderson; 19. Anthony Hofbauer; 20. Josh Lam­bert; 21. Eric Barnes; 22. David Brown; 23. Kollin Hibdon; 24. J.D. Auringer Tony Olson started 18th and chased his cousin across the line. Third went to Kaplan.   Aikey drew the pole for Friday’s 25-lap feature and led the entire race to take the win. Carter and Ethan Dotson challenged Aikey several times, but he fended them off. Carter finished second and Dot­son took third, followed by Todd Shute and 18th place starter Tim Ward was fifth. Eric Knutson weaved his way through traffic after starting 21st and caught rookies Braden Rich­ards and Carter Koop, making for a three-wide contest down the back chute on the final lap of Friday’s IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main. Sept. 18 Feature Results Jeff Aikey was quick to return to victory lane at Marshalltown Speedway, winning the Friday night World Nationals feature for IMCA Modifieds. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier paid $2,000. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) Kaden Reynolds fought past Koop on lap 11 and never looked back on his way to victory on Satur­day. Knutson ended in second with Koop taking third.  J.D. Auringer paced the opening laps on Saturday but Carter quickly moved from his fifth starting position and into the lead.  Carter never relinquished that lead, though Tom Berry did his best to reel him in. Modifieds – 1. Carter; 2, Tom Berry; 3. Auringer; 4. Dotson; 5. Cody Laney; 6. McBirnie; 7. Schmitt; 8. Ryan Ruter; 9. Reinwald; 10. Aikey; 11. Shryock; 12. Shute; 13. Kyle Brown; 14. Jared Van Deest; 15. Rust; 16. Barnes; 17. Sam Wieben; 18. Stewart; 19. Jordan Bartz; 20. Dylan Thornton; 21. Matt Werner; 22. Lambert; 23. Anderson; 24. Hibdon.  By Joyce Eisele Sept. 19 Feature Results Kyle Olson went home with a World Nationals title under his belt after winning the Saturday fea­ture. Olson started fifth and snatched the lead away from Austin Kaplan just before halfway.  Also the Thursday victor at Marshalltown, Mueller was in second behind Berry when the white flag flew, then timed the winning move out of corner four to perfection and took the check­ers.  Berry was second and Steve Meyer third. Northern SportMods – 1. Kyle Olson; 2. Tony Olson; 3. Austin Kaplan; 4. Peterson; 5. Schlling; 6. Rose; 7. Nelson; 8. Austin Schrage; 9. Geoff Jeche; 10. Brian Schrage; 11. Cory Van Zante; 12. Hilmer; 13. Peterson; 14. Josh Sink; 15. Fred Leytham; 16. Joseph Luethje; 17. Plate; 18. Carter; 19. Suckow; 20. Kevin Yearington; 21. VanWyk; 22. Mallicoat; 23. Morehouse.center_img Knutson took the win at the line, with Richards going second and Koop third. Cayden Carter put his name on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational with his $2,000 IMCA Modi­fied victory Saturday at Marshalltown Speedway’s World Nationals. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motorsports Photography) More than 160 cars were entered each night of the season-ending special at Marshalltown. Stock Cars – 1. Dallon Murty; 2. Shawn Ritter; 3. Chanse Hollatz; 4. Damon Murty; 5. Tom Berry; 6. Todd Reitzler; 7. David Atcher; 8. Scott Rice; 9. Joe Zrostlik; 10. Steve Meyer; 11. Tyler Pickett; 12. Jason Hall; 13. Josh Mroczkowski; 14. Mike Van Genderen; 15. Eric Zwirschitz; 16. John Heinz; 17. Kellie Drury; 18. Kyle Resch; 19. Rod Richards; 20. John Adams; 21. Gary Bass; 22. Erick Knutsen; 23. Don Vis; 24. Austin Gray. Dallon Murty raced from 10th starting to win Friday’s IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature ahead of Shawn Ritter and Chance Hollatz. Damon Murty and Berry, driving from 21st in his divisional de­but, were fourth and fifth, respectively. Berry, Auringer, the 21st starting Dotson and Cody Laney completed the top five. Aikey made it back-to-back trips to victory lane, following his Thursday night Dale DeFrance Memo­rial IMCA Late Model victory in the 500th and final Summer Series event. Carter joined Ai­key on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot with the Saturday checkers. MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (Sept. 18-19) – Jeff Aikey and Cayden Carter were $2,000 IMCA Modi­fied feature winners at Marshalltown Speedway’s 14th annual World Nationals. Saturday’s green, white, checkered finish ended with Jeff Mueller in front. Northern SportMods – 1. Brayton Carter; 2. Tony Olson; 3. Kyle Olson; 4. Travis Peterson; 5. Johnathon Logue; 6. Austin Schrage; 7. Brian Schrage; 8. Jenae Gustin; 9. Ryan Schilling; 10. Ryan King; 11. Dylan VanWyk; 12. Tim Fobian; 13. Cory Rose; 14. Cole Suckow; 15. Izac Mal­licoat; 16. Gage Neal; 17. Clint Morehouse; 18. Garrett Nelson; 19. Troy Burkhart; 20. Michael Plate Sr.; 21. Chance Huston; 22. Tyler Inman; 23. Devyn Peterson; 24. Jarett Franzen.  Stock Cars – 1. Jeff Mueller; 2. Berry; 3. Meyer; 4. Rice; 5. Shawn Ritter; 6. Pickett; 7. Reitzler; 8. Zwirschitz; 9. Damon Murty; 10. Atcher; 11. Derrick Agee; 12. Kenzie Ritter; 13. Resch; 14. Michael Peterson; 15. Knutsen; 16. Leah Wroten; 17. Dallon Murty; 18. Van Genderen; 19. Rick Dix; 20. Hall; 21. Schmidt; 22. Mroczkowski; 23. Kevin Rose; 24. John Adams. Hobby Stocks – 1. Eric Knutson; 2. Braden Richards; 3. Carter Koop; 4. Aaron Rudolph; 5. Matt Brown; 6. Patrick Pellman; 7. Curt Reed; 8. Shane Butler; 9. August Bach; 10. Austin Mehmen; 11. Jeremiah Andrews; 12. Luke Schluetter; 13. Dustin Jackson; 14. Patrick Oestreich; 15. Seth Butler; 16. Clint Nelson; 17. Matt Wahl; 18. Kevin LeBeau; 19. Miciah Hidlebaugh; 20. Luke Bird; 21. Jim Mehmen; 22. Marcus Wayne; 23. Kaden Reynolds; 24. Solomon Bennett. Hobby Stocks – 1. Reynolds; 2. Knutson; 3. Koop; 4. Hidlebaugh; 5. Richards; 6. Oestreich; 7. Schluetter; 8. Rudolph; 9. Reed; 10. Bennett; 11. Brandon White; 12. Butler; 13. Jonathan Schroeder; 14. Ray Fees; 15. Jackson; 16. Bird; 17. Wahl; 18. Wayne; 19. Andrews; 20. Mehmen; 21. Ben Newhouse; 22. LeBeau; 23. Tom Killen Jr.; 24. Josh Killen.last_img read more

Dubravka pens six-year Newcastle deal

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Martin Dubravka has signed a new six-year contract with Newcastle, the Premier League club have announced.The 30-year-old goalkeeper, who first joined the club on loan in January 2017, has made 59 appearances for the Magpies.He told the club’s website: ‘It is an amazing feeling.’The Slovakia international has been an ever-present for Newcastle in the Premier League this season, keeping three clean sheets in his nine games.He added: ‘I have to say that it feels like time has flown. It’s been almost two years and I’ve found great people here who I can call friends.‘I’ve enjoyed my time here and I’m very glad that I can stay here for another six years.’Manager Steve Bruce said: ‘I’m really, really pleased that Martin has committed his future to the club.‘He’s been absolutely fantastic since the day he arrived and he’s a hugely important figure for us both on the pitch and in the dressing room.‘He’s a massive part of our plans for the future, so it’s great that he’s agreed to stay with us for the next few years, and a fitting reward for his performances.’last_img read more

UW doesn’t quite go down ‘fighting’ in loss

first_imgUW senior guard Trevon Hughes wasn\’t able to stop Illinois\’ Demetri McCamey, who had 27 points in UI\’s upset win at the Kohl Center.[/media-credit]Entering Tuesday’s contest, 51 unranked Big Ten opponents had entered the Kohl Center in the Bo Ryan era, and 51 times the Wisconsin Badgers emerged victorious.Junior guard Demetri McCamey of Illinois would have none of that.After a slow start through the first 10 minutes of play, McCamey and the Illini reignited the hot streak they had carried into the game, shooting better than 50 percent from the floor en route to a 63-56 victory over Wisconsin.Although the No. 13 Badgers are not as highly ranked as Michigan State was when Illinois beat the Spartans over the weekend, the Illini recognize their most recent win was perhaps their biggest yet this season.“Wisconsin is a tremendous team and they barely lose here,” McCamey said of the Kohl Center. “You never know the next team that will come in here and win. So, I’m just going to celebrate tonight and get back to work Thursday.”Trailing by as many as nine points with the clock winding down, the Badgers kept firing up threes as if it were the only way they knew how to score points.It did not work out as Wisconsin likely would have hoped, as Illinois stayed strong to the end, holding the Badgers to just 14 points in the final 17 minutes of play, including just eight over the final 10:06.In that last 10-minute stretch, Ryan’s squad went just 2-for-12 from beyond the arc and 3-of-18 from the floor. After shooting 48 percent overall in the first half and 54.5 percent from beyond the arc, the Badgers hit just 16.7 percent of their shots down the stretch.At no other point since Jon Leuer’s injury on Jan. 9, has it been so evident the Badgers need for his size inside when the shots are not falling from beyond the arc.“They seem to rely so much on the three pointers,” Illinois head coach Bruce Weber said of the Badgers. “They really hurt us with threes early — maybe they fell in love with the three, because they didn’t make them late. … They don’t really go inside very much.”After a slow start for both teams, but especially the Illini, McCamey and center Mike Tisdale sparked the Illinois offense, leading them with 27 and 19 points, respectively.With 7:52 to play in the first half, the Badgers had their biggest lead at 21-11 after a four-point play by senior guard Trevon Hughes. It appeared at that point UW had control of the game, but momentum quickly swung to the Illini.Wisconsin and Illinois went back-and-forth for each of the teams’ next two possessions, making it a 10-point UW lead at 25-15. But a McCamey layup following a Rob Wilson free throw sparked both the 6-foot-3 guard and the Illini offense.McCamey scored 15 of the last 20 points in the half for Illinois, including three straight 3-pointers in the final three Illini possessions before the half, giving him 16 points at the break.“The first three he made got him going all night,” Hughes said. “If we would have stopped that, probably things would have gone the other way, but he was able to be effective off the ball screen and make tough plays.”Thanks to a buzzer-beating three ball by Hughes, however, UW headed to the locker room with the lead.And after shooting a combined 51 percent in the first half, both teams stayed hot out of the break, combining for 29 points in the first seven minutes of play.The game went back-and-forth again until the final five minutes of the game. With 5:16 remaining, senior guard Jason Bohannon drained a three to tie the game at 53.Surprisingly enough, though, the shot from long distance did more to spark the visiting team than the Badgers, who would score just three more points in the game.“I thought, ‘Man, here goes Bo again… the lucky horseshoe’s out again,’” Weber said of the shot. “But we were able to respond and make the play.”Illinois went on a 9-0 run over the next five minutes before Wilson hit a 3-pointer with 16 seconds remaining.As the Badgers went 0-for-9 during Illinois’ run, the Illini hit 5-of-7 free throws between the Badgers’ made baskets, both of which were threes.“We were right in the right position until the end of the game,” Bohannon said. “We were still doing other things that were keeping us there… we just have to find a way to make those shots.”last_img read more

Hoey well in contention in Sweden

first_imgHoey will resume from 2-under par today in Stockholm, where there’s a group of six players tied for the lead on 5-under par.Meanwhile, Rory McIlroy will be looking for an improved performance later this evening at The Memorial Tournament in Ohio.The world number three will resume from 1-under par after a battling round of 71 yesterday.last_img

Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant spoil Kobe Bryant’s final game in Oklahoma City

first_imgOKLAHOMA CITY – With the game out of reach, the Thunders’ Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook sat at the scorer’s table. They scanned the box score and laughed. Durant and Westbrook completed a running joke at the Lakers’ expense, as the Thunder handed them a 112-79 loss on Monday at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Durant scored anytime he wanted to with 34 points on an 11-of-18 clip. Westbrook recorded his league-leading 18th triple double by halftime before finishing with 13 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds.Kobe Bryant hardly sounded surprised Westbrook tied Magic Johnson’s triple double output in the 1988-89 season. Bryant contended Westbrook “has no flaws in his game.” Bryant called Westbrook “the most athletic player I’ve ever played against.” And Bryant found Westbrook sharing his same on-court feistiness. Yet, Lakers coach Byron Scott tried to suppress his anger, calling it “interesting” Russell logged a triple double by halftime with 11 points, 10 assists and 10 rebounds. That marked the first time anyone has done that since Jim Tucker recorded a triple double for the Syracuse Nationals in 17 minutes in 1955. “I’ve never seen that kid take a night off,” Scott said. “When he’s on the floor, you’re going to get everything he has to give. If you’re a defender and you’re not ready, you’re going to get embarrassed.”The Lakers (16-65) have often become embarrassed against several teams. This time, Bryant could not make the game at least compelling against the Thunder (55-26). He posted 13 points on 4-of-12 shooting in 19 minutes a night after logging 35 points in Houston. Bryant seemed just as efficient early, scoring all of his 13 points on a 4-of-10 clip in the entire first quarter. That approach backfired.“I tried to loosen up in the locker room coming out for the second half,” Bryant said. “But I couldn’t move well at all.”Hence, Scott “wasn’t thinking about it at all” to reinsert Bryant late in the fourth quarter despite the constant pleas from fans. Instead, Bryant rested more before his career-finale on Wednesday against Utah at Staples Center. “I would’ve loved to play against KD and chase Russell around a little bit more,” Bryant said. “But I’m still appreciative of the fans reaction.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img Durant and Westbrook offered Bryant a more generous gift beforehand. Bryant received a photography book filled with personalized messages, a gesture Bryant called “extremely thoughtful.” “It takes time for players to be able to sit and be able to do that,” Bryant said. “The biggest thing is to have memories.”Bryant would like to forget this game or losing to the Thunder in the 2012 Western Conference semifinals. Instead, Bryant would cherish the Lakers defeating Oklahoma City in the first round before winning the 2010 NBA title. Or when Durant saw Bryant make 50 shots in seven different spots from behind the 3-point line during an off-day workout with the U.S. Olympic team in 2008. “He took a bus to a high school gym to put some work in,” Durant said. “He’s old school. That’s exactly what I wanted to be like.”Bryant thought of Durant and Westbrook when he said the “league is filled with young, talented players.” Bryant could not yet say the same thing of the Lakers’ D’Angelo Russell (11 points on 3-of-10 shooting, four turnovers), Jordan Clarkson (11 points on 2-of-14 shooting) and Julius Randle (nine points on 4-of-11 shooting). Yet, Scott downplayed whether Bryant’s frequent absences from practice and shootarounds to treat his aging body indirectly stunted his young teammates’ development. “Practice is one small part of it,” Scott said. “He’s given them advice on end-of game situations going on that can absolutely help them in the future. If he could’ve practiced every day, he would’ve. But that would’ve been a detriment to him and us.”Hence, Scott admitted the Lakers “are going to have to rectify that this summer.” First things first. Bryant has one game left of a glorious career. The Lakers have one game left of an awful season. last_img read more

Lakers’ Mitch Kupchak staying patient with team’s development

first_imgStill, plenty of the focus centers on the Lakers’ young core. Although he contended “it’s too early to tell” on which player has emerged from that group, Kupchak sounded most impressed with Randle. Kupchak cited Randle’s career-high 25 points and 12 rebounds against Utah this week in what marked his ninth double-double of the season. “He was a man amongst boys. He had several games like that. He has the competitive energy that I’d love to see in young players,” Kupchak said of Randle. “That will get you a long way. He has to continue to grow skillwise on the court, when to bring it up, when not to bring it up and when to get to the hoop and when to shoot. But with that kind of energy and effort, he’ll be in this league for a long time.”As for the Lakers’ other young players?“We’re always prodding them to raise the energy level and play a little bit harder,” Kupchak said. “At this level, everybody’s talented. If you don’t bring it, you’ll fall into a group of ‘somebody that doesn’t bring it but they deserve to be in the league because of their talent level.’ You want to rise above that and you want to raise the bar with energy and effort.”Nance usually offered those qualities. But he has missed the past five games with a bone bruise in his left knee. The Lakers expect him sidelined for the next four weeks.Hence, Kupchak expressed uncertainty on whether he will pursue a free-agent frontcourt player to accommodate Nance’s absence. Since the Lakers have a full 15-man roster, they would have to waive either 25-year-old forward Thomas Robinson or veteran forward Metta World Peace before their one-year deals become fully guaranteed on Jan 10, 2017. “There’s a lot to consider,” Kupchak said. “A big part is Larry’s condition going forward. At first, we thought it was an ACL and he could be out for the season. But knock on wood, it’s a bone bruise and he seems to be getting better quickly.”Can the Lakers improve quickly? Kupchak sounded optimistic partly because of Walton’s presence and efforts to revamp the team’s culture after finishing the previous two years with their worst records in franchise history. “We got better players. Our younger players are a year older,” Kupchak said. “I don’t want to get into comparing last year and this year. But Luke has come in with a strong feel for what culture he wants to develop. I think he’s done a wonderful job.”Kupchak sounded encouraged several players have publicly praised Walton. Yet, Kupchak sensed some potential pitfalls. “There’s going to be rough spots where there are players that don’t agree with him,” Kupchak said of Walton. “But he’s going to learn game to game, season to season how to become a better coach.”Kupchak expects the same from his young players.“We have a better feel for who they are, but I want them all to continue to improve,” Kupchak said. “We need to win some games and continue to have a strong locker room and culture.” LOS ANGELES >> The question has hovered over the Lakers’ front office all season. It also remains a question Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak does not want to entertain.Lakers president Jeanie Buss has maintained she will hold executive vice president of basketball operations Jim Buss to his self-imposed timeline said in 2014 about stepping down if the Lakers did not become a Western Conference contender within three years. Still, Jim Buss recently told Southern California News Group “it would be a mistake on the Lakers’ part to make any switches,” citing the recently injury plagued seasons, the team’s intriguing young core and an up-and-coming coach (Luke Walton). That uncertain dynamic between the Buss siblings could also affect Kupchak, who is in his 30th season as Lakers’ executive and 17th in his current position. “I’m not going to comment on any of that stuff,” Kupchak said respectfully. Instead, Kupchak commented plenty on the various components that determine the Lakers’ long-term future. After seeing the Lakers “maybe exceed expectations a little bit” by flirting with a .500 record through the first 20 games, the Lakers have since lost 14 of their last 16 games en route to a 12-24 mark. Still, Kupchak sounded mindful of a few things. The Lakers’ starting backcourt in D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young missed a combined 20 games with overlapping injuries. The Lakers then took their longest trip of the season that ended with a 1-6 record through 12 days. “It’s just a matter of finding our mojo again and taking advantage of a more friendly schedule going forward,” Kupchak said. “I wish our record was a little bit better. But I love our young group. It’s going to be fun to watch them grow and develop.” Kupchak then raved about the steady growth Russell, Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, Larry Nance Jr. and Jordan Clarkson have shown. Kupchak argued Young should be considered for “Comeback Player of the Year” after becoming more productive under Walton (14.2 points per game on 47.1 percent shooting) than under former Lakers coach Byron Scott through two seasons (a combined average of 10.35 points on a 35.3 percent clip). Kupchak called Lakers guard Lou Williams the favorite for the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award after leading the league in bench scoring (18.6 points per game).After signing center Timofey Mozgov to a four-year, $64 million deal last summer, Kupchak argued the Lakers’ center has provided “everything we’ve asked for” with defense, a post-up presence and a mid-range jumper. After securing veteran forward Luol Deal to a four-year, $72 million contract, Kupchak observed Deng “is finding his stride right now” after initial hiccups with his shooting accuracy. center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Sunday blog: We are giving away $100 if you can figure out our ’30 Days of Christmas’ sentence

first_img1. $100 sentence…Today is the beginning of the 30 Days of Christmas promotion starting with a feature on the Wynn Wellness in the blog below. We ended up with 21 businesses participating in the promotion, which didn’t quite reach my goal of 30 businesses, but it was a nice start for the first year of what I hope is a Christmas tradition.In order to give the 30 days of Christmas promotion a special kick, I am going to give away $100 in cash to the first person who can figure out our Wheel of Fortune type game. It will be the same principle as the popular TV game show but with a twist. We will be using words instead of letters.Each day for the next three weeks when we feature a 30 days of Christmas business. Within each of these promotions, there will be an underlined word such as this. The words will be released in chronological order. You will need to fill out the sentence. The first person who correctly fills out the sentence and e-mails me the sentence at sumnernewscow@gmail.com will win $100.We will announce the winner publicly after the last 30 days of Christmas blog is released. By the way I want to thank the following businesses for participating in the 30 Days of Christmas promotion. And please people shop locally first. This is your community Wellington and Sumner County. Help keep it alive.Nov. 24 — Wynne Wellness.Nov. 25 — The DoreNov. 26 — DirectTVNov 27 — Mill Creek LumberNov. 28 — Wellington Wal-MartNov. 29 — Countryside Sidewalk Trading Post.Nov. 30 — Wellington Hometown Rental.Dec. 1 — Manilla LiquorDec. 2 — Countryside Motors.Dec. 3 — Peapod Consignment.Dec. 4 — Wellington Fitness Center.Dec. 5 — Barbara Jons.Dec. 6 — KanOkla.Dec. 7 — Wellington Regent Theater.Dec. 8 — OakTree Inn.Dec. 9 — The Gold Corner.Dec. 10 — Cobb’s Liquor.Dec. 11 — Stalcup Realty.Dec. 12 — Federal Tire.Dec. 13 — Wellington Golf Club.Dec. 14 — Wellington Chiropractic Center/Crossfit. Here is the picture of the building after the renovation. I can’t tell you how cool this is. Community initiatives seem to be picking up steam. We’ll focus on a few of the local initiatives during the Christmas season. By the way, thanks Triumph! 2. The $100 sentence.OK, here is the sentence in the second paragraph below. Remember only one word (not counting the website link which is always underlined) will be underlined in each blog. The words will be released in sequence. There are 21 words in this sentence you have to collect. We are throwing in the “A” “of” “that in an” to move the sentence along.I’ll give you a freebie as an example. The first word is in the Wynn Wellness blog has the word “growing” underlined. Look in the blog and you will see in the sixth paragraph that particular word is underlined and only that word. So that will be the first word of the $100 sentence. 3. K-Mart commercial.Parental warning. If you’re easily offended don’t watch the K-Mart Christmas – Show your Joe Boxer video below. For the rest of us, this commercial is hilarious.This commercial works and I guarantee K-Mart and Joe Boxers will benefit greatly from this marketing plan.The key to business success is a great marketing plan. And it will work in Wellington as it will in Wichita as it will in New York City as it will Timbuktu. It just takes a little thinking outside the box. 4. 1960s TV coverage.I watched my share of retrospects on the JFK Kennedy assassination Friday and still have a few on the DVR left to view. Without a doubt, the best documentary of all was “JFK: 3 shots that changed America.” It was an un-narrated collection of archived news and home movie footage as events unfolded – some of it rarely seen (see info here). All these news clips are presented in a time sequence with a digital clock clicking the day way and dreaded music in the background like something you would hear in a horror film.It will give you shivers I guarantee you.A couple of things struck me viewing these news clips 50 years later. I was amazed how news anchors would light up a cigarette and smoke on air – sitting next to a heaping pile of cigarette butts in an ash tray and talking about the tragedy unfolding.I then was amazed at how TV reporters, all male and in suits, were in the Dallas Police Station stacked in the hallway where Lee Harvey Oswald was being interrogated like rats in a cage.No wonder Oswald got shot by Jack Ruby. It was disorganized chaos.Reporters were tripping over one another getting tangled in camera wires. The JFK situation was not a funny matter, but I was a bit amused how a camera man would accidentally focus on the competition’s news anchor and then suddenly jerk the camera away looking for the news anchor he was supposed to be filming. The reporter would be yelling “I’m over here!” and then you would see the guy talking about the latest development with just his forehead showing while another reporter was standing in front of him obstructing the view — picking his nose or whatever — while waiting to deliver his report.Today, that just wouldn’t happen. They would throw us reporters in a roped off area in a separate media room. There would be a degree of separation amongst each news station, and all information would be delivered in a press conferences – provided you could get through with a security clearance. Oswald would have never, never, never be asked a question by a reporter, let alone being shown live on camera.center_img 5. Shout out of the week. This week’s shout out goes to the Triumph Accessory Services for remodeling the Rock Island Concession building at the softball field complex (see story here).Here is the picture of the building before the renovation. Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Nov. 24, 2013. A 1. growing 2. __________ of 3. __________4. __________ 5. __________ that in an 6. __________  7. __________  8. __________ 9. __________  and 10. __________ 11. __________ are 12. __________ 13.__________ to 14. __________  and 15. __________  in 16. __________  that 17. __________  their 18. __________ 19. __________  and 20. __________  21__________ . 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. +2 Vote up Vote down Sally · 350 weeks ago I think jingle bells boxers are a riot . especially the last note. Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Meadow Lanes · 350 weeks ago Don’t recall you asking the Bowling Center to participate in 30 days of Christmas promotion… Hmmm. Report Reply 0 replies · active 350 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 350 weeks ago You most certainly can. We have some openings for Dec. 15 to Dec. 24. Just give me a ring at 620-326-0717. I might have inadvertently not gotten you on my letter list. My apologies. 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Turning Pointe School of Dance to hold Nutcracker this weekend

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Turning Pointe School of Dance will be putting on its biannual performance of The Nutcracker at the Wellington High School Auditorium.The performances will include special guest dancers from Wichita.“We will be sporting new costumes and new backgrounds,” said Elizabeth Shimer, Director of Turning Pointe production.Performances are Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 15 at 3 p.m.  Tickets are available at the Chamber of Commerce and Wild About Hair or at the door.Ticket prices are $5 for adults and $3 for children under 12.last_img read more

Letter to the editor: So what’s the deal people with not signing your name?

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Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down Jami Dodds · 207 weeks ago I agree with you that everyone should have to sign their name. It’s easy to make comments to someone and hide behind a fake name. If you want to be taken serious, and really believe what you are typing….sign your name! Report Reply 2 replies · active 207 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down iceman318 · 207 weeks ago I don’t know about others but I have signed in and posted on this site with over 100 posting names. I enjoy commenting just as much as someone else does when the need arises. Honestly it just makes it so much easier to get things off your chest if you can do it by just changing your posting name instead of making up lots of different email addresses. As long as a person is not slandering or flat out lying just to post dribble I enjoy having fun. Has to suck to be someone that has no sense of humor. Report Reply 0 replies · active 205 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down With Much Respect · 207 weeks ago John & Jami-It is required by every editor I know to completely sign your name and address when writing an editorial. However, as iceman318 points out, it does make it somewhat easier to write without being possibly threatened or confronted on differing view points. Having written many editorials of a period of many years while signing my full name, I enjoy the availability in the comment section and try to make my posting name germane to my comments. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 207 weeks ago I’ve always believed if you gonna say back it up with your name and for me through the years myself and a few others have used their names. Honestly I think some folks wouldn’t state their mind if they had to put their name to it. It will continue thisway but I’ll always sign my name. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 207 weeks ago Everyone signs their posts. The signature is in Cues website logs. Every time someone posts, their ip address is logged. Want to get my “digital name”? Get a search warrant. Report Reply 0 replies · active 205 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Becca Dixon · 207 weeks ago I very rarely comment. I don’t always think stirring the pot helps. But when I do, I sign my name. I find when people remain anonymous they seem to get very cruel. If you believe it and you want to talk about it,. Be man or woman enough to sign your name. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Fred · 207 weeks ago Telling people they don’t have THE BALLZ IS VULGARITY! Report Reply 1 reply · active 205 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Jeff · 207 weeks ago This site does not meet the standard legal definition of “newspaper.” It is a weblog. The intent and manner of contributing, reading, moderation/editing and distribution are different. The internet space “invites” certain behaviors and attracts lots of “trolls.” A bonafide newspaper contains legal notices, announcements et al, and is held to a much higher standard. This information and many opinions – is readily available via google or other search engines. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down SMACKDADDY · 207 weeks ago When it comes to being real I always post my real name. Who knows when SMACKDADDY who created a lot of fun times during the casino debate will appear. I always told them that Mulvane was in a FLOOD ZONE. Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Phyllis Todd · 207 weeks ago Stand behind your words, or keep them to yourself. Only a coward speaks behind a handle. If you are proud to speak your mind, then be proud to put your family name on it. I for one find it distasteful to respond to anonymous comments. I have done it to defend a good cause. But will no longer dignify questions submitted by unnamed complainers. They are a waste of my time. Report Reply 1 reply · active 205 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 To the editor: A little something I put together for your consideration.  Your option as to whether to run it or not, as always, and your option as to when, if ever, you decide to publish it.I am writing this in response to the two articles reported on this week regarding the city council and Mr. Kip Etter.  To begin with, I do not know Mr. Etter, and have never, to my knowledge, had any kind of dealings with him.  I don’t know what kind of person he is.  For all I know he very well may be a very nice young man.  Or not.  I have heard a number of people talk about him regarding several things that have transpired here in town regarding other businesses, and of course I have read about what has happened with the city council.  But over the years, and especially now, I tend to take whatever I hear with a grain of salt.  If I wasn’t there, I really can’t pass judgement on anyone or anything.  That being said, lets move on.The old saying goes “Opinions are like (well, you know), everybody’s got one and they all stink.”  The two articles reported on dealing with this matter had, as of the time of this writing, 80 replies.  This tells me several things.  The first being there are a lot of people who are concerned, one way or the other, as to what’s actually going on in Wellington.  I find this to be a huge plus for our community, and I wish there were a lot more people out there who would step up and put their two cents worth in.  However, out of those 80 replies, only 13 actually had the balls to sign their name to their comments.  Anytime someone replies to news articles, they are really writing a letter to the editor.    I don’t know of any newspapers still in publication who will publish a letter to the editor with out the author’s full name.  If the topic is sensitive enough, the paper may withhold publishing the name of the author, but that’s left up to the editor.  I have posted a number of replies to news articles in the Sumner Newscow, and anyone who keeps up with the Newscow I’m sure recognizes my name.  I run into people all the time out in public who have commented on my posts.  So this brings up my second concern:  What are you people afraid of?  If you have the desire to voice your opinion, which is a RIGHT covered under the first amendment of the Bill of Rights, why not sign your name to it? There should be some discretion taken when writing a reply, which is only common sense.  First, no vulgarity, please.  Second, do your research, if needed, to prove any kind of point your trying to convey.  Third, think about what your really trying to say. Write it down and then look at it, if you don’t like what you just wrote, don’t post it.  I have gotten replies back to me a number of times on the posts I do on the Newscow, and I usually ask anyone who replies to me to sign their name.  Some don’t.  (Got that turkeyleg!)  But at any rate, I have to admit I really enjoy reading all the feedback that comes from these kinds of stories. Very entertaining, and I really believe that it’s a good thing. So how about it, are you going to step up and sign your names? We’ll see.As far as to what’s transpired with this whole bug-a-boo, I feel that Mr. Etter has failed to act upon his duty to the city council, and therefore to the public by not following up on his comments when leaving the first council meeting.  It is my understanding that he did not have the courtesy to make a phone call or two, nor to directly have any conversation with the mayor or the city manager regarding his comments about resigning.  Also, leaving in the middle of a council meeting, besides being against the law, is in extremely poor taste.  That’s what I think, but refer to the first sentence, paragraph two of this post.I would be more than happy to discuss any of this with anyone here on the Newscow, provided you sign your complete name. Otherwise, I’ll just read your comments and let it go.John MunroWellington, Kans.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more