first_imgThe Week 4 wide receiver and tight end rankings are even shakier than we thought earlier today after publishing injury updates on T.Y. Hilton, Julian Edleman and Vance McDonald, among others. As Thursday practice reports roll in, we’re learning more about Amari Cooper’s ankle injury and Mark Andrews’ and Delanie Walker’s ailments. Given the shallowness of the tight end position, that could mean a waiver wire rush and complicated start ’em, sit ’em decisions.We also have updates on Case Keenum, Damien Williams, and Devin Singletary heading into Week 4. For more of the latest news and fantasy updates, follow us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy).  Will Delanie Walker play Week 4?Walker missed Wednesday’s practice and was absent from the portion of Titans’ practice Thursday open to the media. This could just be a veteran getting time to rest, so Friday’s practice status will be worth watching for Walker ahead of a Sunday game in Atlanta.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWalker is a low-end fantasy starter at tight end this week and most weeks as probably the most consistent pass-catcher in Tennessee. If Walker missed Sunday’s game, athletic backup Jonnu Smith would actually make for an intriguing replacement after Smith was rather involved in the offense in Week 3. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 4 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWAmari Cooper injury updateCooper had an MRI on his ankle that came back negative. He was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. This is a different injury than the plantar fasciitis that Cooper has dealt with in his foot since the preseason.Cooper should be good to go for Week 4 against the Saints. When Cooper matched up with Marshon Lattimore and the Saints in 2018, he caught all eight of his targets for 76 yards. The Cowboys play Sunday night this week, so owners will be hoping Cooper’s status is in no doubt by Sunday morning.WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPIs Mark Andrews playing Week 4?Each of the past three weeks, Andrews missed Wednesday’s practice with a foot injury. Ahead of Week 4, Andrews has also missed Thursday’s practice for the first time this season, suggesting his Sunday status in more in doubt than it’s been.Andrews has turned himself into an automatic start at the TE position in the early going. His absence would elevate Hayden Hurst into a more frequent pass-catching role while also getting Nick Boyle more time on the field, albeit usually as a blocker.MORE WEEK 4 DFS: Top values | Stacks | Lineup Builderlast_img read more

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sometimes life has a way of superseding your expectations. So is the case of 11-year-old Mason Lough and his parents, Larance and Carrie Lough of Wellington.Saturday night, the Zac Brown Band came to Wichita to perform in front of a near capacity crowd at Intrust Bank Stadium.What the Loughs didn’t expect was that Mason would perform his piano solo “Colder Weather” to the Zac Brown Band and its thousands of zealous number of fans in south-central Kansas (see video below). “I don’t know if he really knows what hit him,” said his mother Carrie Sunday morning. “He’s out this morning in the front yard playing basketball, like last night was just a normal evening for him.”Rest assured, it wasn’t.Mason Lough performing as Clay Cook looks on…It’s been an interesting ride for the Loughs, since placing a You Tube video a year ago where Mason, 10-years-old at the time, played a commanding  rendition of “Colder Weather” on a grand piano with no sheet music (see other video below).The thing about the Internet is you never know what could happen. But the video was picked up by “The Wolf” 100.5 — a local radio station in Wichita, who was sponsoring the concert held Saturday. And members of the band saw the video.As a result, the Kennedy Elementary fifth grade student and his mother were invited to eat at a VIP pre-concert dinner for 150 of Zac Brown Band’s most ardent fan club fans in the Wichita area. It was a dinner of down-home cooking that was actually prepared for the band or at least its entourage.“That in itself was an incredible experience,” Carrie said “We got to meet all the band members and have a great conversation with them.”But then the evening turned into something so much more. Clay Cook, the keyboardist for the band, introduced himself to Mason and said.“Look here, you are the kid who can play ‘Colder Weather’ better than I can.”He then looked Mason into his eyes and asked him if he would like to perform the song during the concert.“Mason’s eyes got real big and said, ‘sure,’” Carrie said. “I don’t think he was ever nervous about playing. He was so excited… Me, on the other hand, was petrified. I couldn’t calm my nerves.”Well, as you can tell on the video, Mason performed like a seasoned veteran. People in the crowd, except for a few sliver of Wellington fans scattered throughout, had no idea where this little man came from. But some were said to be moved to tears before Mason was done performing. At the end, Clay Cook lifted Mason in his arms and held him high. Mason threw his hands in his air making the touchdown sign.This most certainly wasn’t planned.Mason started playing way back when he was 3 playing on a cheap keyboard. By the time he was 5 he was taking piano lessons.After the family moved away from Wellington, they eventually moved back and eventually got in contact with Scott Williams in Winfield, who has been teaching Mason how to perform using both sheet music and playing the songs by ear.“It is quite an acquired art,” Carrie said about listening to music by ear. “It is something Mason is still learning.”Mason wanted to play songs he heard on the radio and “Colder Weather” was one of his favorites – a country song Zac Brown Band took to the top of the charts in 2010.And what was the reason for the original You Tube video? The Mason family simply made it so friends and relatives in the Kansas City area and elsewhere could see him play.How that piece of video led to Mason Lough on stage with the Zac Brown Band Saturday night at Intrust is one of those stories where truth is indeed stranger than fiction.Mason Lough on the big screen at Zac Brown Band Concert in Wichita, April 20, 2013. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (11) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +8 Vote up Vote down WHSFAN · 381 weeks ago Simply Awesome! Great Job.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Imagine · 381 weeks ago Very cool! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Brian Kimzey · 381 weeks ago That’s my nephew, I couldn’t be more proud! Fantastic job Mason! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Tanya Kimzey · 381 weeks ago Mason’s Grandpa ,Robert Kimzey passed, away last October. He would be so proud ! He would tell all his friends that’s my Grandson, he take after me. Good job Mason Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Gator · 381 weeks ago I’ve known this little man for a few years and he holds a special place in my heart. He is a very special kid. GREAT JOB MASON!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Austin · 381 weeks ago I coached his younger brother! Just awesome! Good Job Mason! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down tammy · 381 weeks ago Mason you was so good last night at the Zac Brown show. I was there right up front and everyone around me coundnt believe you was playing. AWESOME JOB MASON!!!!! 🙂 Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down ilyssa · 381 weeks ago mason good job Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sarah · 381 weeks ago So awesome Mason! I was there watching you, first I had goosebumps and by the end I had tears! Don’t ever give up on your dreams Mason!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Roxie · 381 weeks ago Mason I am very proud of you. You have come a long way from the 4year old boy who dreamed of playing like Nickelback. Report Reply 0 replies · active 381 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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first_imgUpdated – Oct. 31 – by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Thursday morning, USD 360 Superintendent Alan Jamison told KAKE News that last week there had been reports of someone in a nearby town driving around schools and taking pictures of kids on the playground. He said since then they have been conducting lockdown drills to monitor school access.The Elementary Halloween Parade is still on today in Caldwell and will not be postponed due to this situation, but perhaps because of the weather.A letter was sent out yesterday to parents. It stated that that the decision to lock the school’s outside doors was made on Monday afternoon. “Off and on we have had law enforcement in the building during the day to monitor our building and students,” Jamison said in the letter. “We do not feel we have any threat inside our buildings, but we do have some concerns about how the situation might develop outside of the school.”The letter then states: “Every school has some sort of crisis plan and we are implementing ours in a state of higher alert… We do not want to create a panic based on assumptions on what might happen, but we do feel that there is a legitimate concern and I want you to know as a parent/guardian you do have the right to do what you think is best for your student and family, even if you feel like keeping your student at home.”*****Oct. 30 story, by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Caldwell Superintendent Alan Jamison said the school district is currently in lockdown due to circumstances outside the school system.“We have been operating our lockdown drills this week,” Jamison said. “Normally, we have three doors we leave unlocked during the day. But this week we have locked those doors.“Parents who want to enter the building must buzz in first at the front doors.”Jamison said the school district will be issuing a letter to all parents at the end of today, sharing with them any information concerning the situation at hand.The reason for the lockdown was not divulged by Jamison.“I can not comment on student disciplinary matters,” Jamison said. “I will say there is no threat to the safety of the students inside the school building.”Sumner Newscow has left a message with the Caldwell Police Department that has not been returned.Usually during normal school hours, Caldwell school has three doors open, but due to precautionary measures this week those doors have been locked. Jamison said students can move from class to class without problems.This was the message sent over the USD 360 website this morning:“FYI-A letter will be coming home today with your student about our lock down drills being held the past few days. At this time there are not any known concerns inside the building, but the district will continue to monitor the situation for as long as it warrants. Our number one priority is the safety of our students.” 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 (25) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. -7 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 354 weeks ago If I had a child in the school, and the school knew there was an issue serious enough to constitute a lockdown, I would be FURIOUS that I received a letter ‘after the fact’. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 354 weeks ago Could this issue also be a threat to Wellington Schools? I can’t imagine a school being on lockdown but yet it isn’t an issue and students safety isn’t an issue? Im confused…obviously someone on the outside is being kept out, I hope it can’t affect Wellington or South Haven students. Report Reply 1 reply · active 354 weeks ago +17 Vote up Vote down caldwellpeep · 354 weeks ago so “just me”, what you are saying is that if there was a individual outside your childs school with a weapon you wouldnt want the school to go into lockdown until the next day when all parents had been notified? makes sense. its easy to judge when you are not the one responsible for 100’s of young lives and the staff in the building. Report Reply 4 replies · active 354 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down worried parent · 354 weeks ago im pretty sure it is a credible threat, which is what makes it extremely frustrating as a parent that they are not filling anybody in on what is going on! does anyone know why one of the police officers lost his job?? maybe it has something to do with this.. hmmm.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 354 weeks ago I think transparency is a universal problem for law and school enforcement everywhere. In the meantime rumors and misinformation will reign. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Fan · 354 weeks ago It is easier said then done, but you have to trust the staff at CHS. They are, as most all school staff are at any school, very concerned and will do whatever is needed to protect the students. When there is a viable threat that has been made, In this day and age, it pays to be safe rather than sorry. Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down oldman · 354 weeks ago Folks I dont consider locking the outside doors during the day unusual. I would say its unusual that a school leaves its doors unlocked. To me a lock down is when you lock all the interior doors and restrict recesses and sports practices to in doors only. Report Reply 1 reply · active 353 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down oldman · 354 weeks ago Ok Pinocchio – which is it? “I can not comment on student disciplinary matters,” Jamison said. “I will say there is no threat to the safety of the students inside the school building.” or News that last week there had been reports of someone in a nearby town driving around schools and taking pictures of kids on the playground. He said since then they have been conducting lockdown drills to monitor school access. So was he misleading the public by first stating it was a “student disciplinary matters” ?? Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down parent · 354 weeks ago As a parent of two, I support the schools decision. I’m not saying that I wouldn’t be upset just finding all this out if we lived in that town, but I still support the school on the situation. I’m sure there was a reason for not sending a letter home earlier, for instance, maybe they thought the kids would be to scared to attend school and they wanted to continue to have the kids feel safe there. The main thing is that the kids are safe and stay safe!! If you stop and think about the kids, does anything else matter? If I lived in Caldwell I would be THANKING the school district instead of complaining to or about them. As bad as this is to say, with the way this world is today it wouldn’t hurt to keep all the schools doors locked during school hours every day anyway. Report Reply 1 reply · active 353 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 354 weeks ago “there had been reports of someone in a nearby town driving around schools and taking pictures of kids on the playground.” First, is that illegal? I don’t like the idea, and would definately have words with someone that I saw doing it, but what about the legallity of it? And does it really justify such measures? Cameras are everywhere these days. And these “reports” from another town? Which town(s)? Police reports? Why would something happening in another town(s) justify a lockdown in Caldwell? Especially something non-violent. This smells fishy… Report Reply 0 replies · active 354 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. 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Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down zbb fan · 345 weeks ago Mason lough rocked a full house what a memory zac brown band gave this child or maybe it was mason that gave them one. Report Reply 0 replies · active 345 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Top five news stories in Sumner County according to us (in no particular order). 1. Wellington Family Clinic closes. A business that had its roots traced back to the days of Wellington Hospital on S. Washington, south of the railroad tracks closed its doors. The three doctors at the facility, a physician’s assistant, the nurses and other medical personnel bid goodbye as the operation ceased on May 24, 2013.2. Wellington Police nab several in drug busts. In one weekend in May, two drug busts went down. Curtis Everhart, 31, of Wellington was arrested, charged, confined and eventually convicted for the intent to distribute stimulants and other felonies. Then three people, two days later, Zane McHenry, 27, of Wellington; Levi Lane, 34, of Wellington; and Juan Marquez, 27 were arrested, charged and confined for distributions of certain substances.An even bigger drug bust occurred on May 17, when Jeffery Redford, 34, of Wellington; Maggie A Redford, 33, of Wellington; William Sirmons, 49, of Wellington and Billy Russell, 49, of Wellington were all charged with at least one count of selling or distributing heroin, all felonies after an eight month WPD investigation.3. Spencer Weikal pleads no contest to second degree murder. Weikal, 25, of Wellington pled no guilty in November, which to the judge is essentially a guilty plea, to second degree murder of 2 year old Larrissa Foster – a crime committed on Nov. 29, 2011.The plea bargain agreement between Weikal’s attorney and the Kansas State Attorney General’s office ended two years of legal negotiating. Weikal is still to be sentenced on Jan. 9, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Weikal could spend anywhere from 147 months to 653 months in prison.He was accused of abusing a little girl while in his care that eventually led to her death at a Wichita hospital. Details of the story are here:4. Oak Tree Inn announces hotel expansion.In November, American Hotel Income Properties announced it will build a 110-room hotel to be located across the street in the parking lot that once served the Warner Strip Mall. The new hotel will be called Oak Tree Inn, while the current 80-room facility will eventually be called Green Country Inn.Wellington Sears is expected to move out of its current location and move downtown into the old Tibbs Furniture Store.Citing an increase in railroad traffic, T.R. Lodging Enterprises Inc. of Wichita expects to have the facility built by November 2014.In a Sumner Newscow poll released that week, more people were excited that the parking lot would be cleaned up than the fact more guest lodging is coming to Wellington. Attracting a hotel has been a major goal of the Wellington City Council and staff. Six development groups have been looking at Wellington, but still no construction progress has been made despite lucrative tax incentives.5. Vandenburgh Ave. gets completed.In what has been essentially a 20-year project, Vandenburgh Ave. — a diagonal roadway connecting North A Street to the U.S. 160-81 intersection by Pizza Hut reopened in early December. The $2.12 million highway and parallel 10-inch sewer line project started in earnest on March 18.Wellington City Councils as far back as the 1990s have been trying to get Vandenburgh fixed. Finally after the city was able to procure state funding to help with the project, it became a reality.The city council must decide now whether or not to make the road a U.S. 81 bypass. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 2013 was a unique year, but not one that contained any life altering for-the-ages kind of moment story. Perhaps, that is good news.Sumner County didn’t have much in the way of natural weather disasters. The tornado season was a dull one – thank goodness. The great drought of 2012 was broken in 2013 with much rainfall in the spring and summer. Sumner County farmers had another good year cutting wheat, but not the bumper crop of 2012. As far as business goes, there was no impending doom in Sumner County’s economic industrial trifecta of agriculture, aircraft and railroad.Locally, there was a lot of highway construction. There were no hotels being built in Wellington, although there was a big one built at the Kansas Star Casino. Sumner Regional Medical Center made some progress on debt, but continued to lose money.  A quarter cent sales tax came to an end this December helping fund the hospital.Historically, the Wellington City Council reduced its membership from eight to six – and the terms were expanded from two years to four years. 2014 will be the first year there will be no Wellington city election unless it is a special referendum.For the most part, Sumner County continued to be Sumner County in 2013.But that didn’t mean the year was dull by any stretch of the imagination. In other 2013 news:Railroad tragedy — Kevin Beggs, a former Wellington Area of Chamber of Commerce president and downtown baker, lost his legs in a Burlington Northern Santa Fe railcar accident. His accident garnered several fundraisers thereafter. The story generated immense interest amongst Sumner Newscow readers – eventually shutting down the website for a day due to a large amount of traffic to the site.Break ins — Two Wellington businesses were broken into during the year. Subway Sandwich Restaurant was robbed at gunpoint last summer, and most recently the Wellington Jumpstart Convenience Store was burglarized.In August, there were a string of burglaries at the Wellington Recreation Commission Center, the Assembly of God Church and the Wellington Country Cafe. Two Wellington juveniles were eventually apprehended and charged with the crime.Shooting in South Haven — A rural Sumner County resident became the subject of controversy when he shot and killed Joseph Lamasters, an Iowa man, who was at large in the county on March 4 and being pursued by law enforcement for a stolen car and parole violations.Sumner County attorney Kerwin Spencer did not charge the 52-year-old man living north of South Haven because he considered it an act of self defense.Football controversy — The Wellington High School football team got sidetracked from a successful season when a controversy erupted over a haircut party and social media tweets thereafter — resulting from the eventual expulsion of a WHS player.Suspects arrested shortly after the two-county pursuit by Sumner County Sheriff deputies.High speed chase —  Wichita drug dealers pursued Everhart (see above) in a high-speed car chase starting in Sedgwick County and eventually ending in Wellington over an alleged drug deal gone bad. The chase resulted in four arrests. Everhart wasn’t charged in this case, but his legal troubles would come later.Drowning — The summer did not start out well at Wellington Lake when a 14-year-old boy, Travis James Webb of Haysville, drowned at the lake on May 28. The drowning took place between 4 and 5 p.m. on Memorial Day but the body was not found until 8 a.m. the next day after a six-hour search. It marked the third drowning in 25 years at the lake.Caldwell school lockdown — The Caldwell school district was placed in lockdown for about a week after a 17-year-old student made a criminal threat. The 17-year-old was charged with one count of aggravated criminal threat, a level 5 felony. He is awaiting a juvenile hearing in Sumner County court.Intentional fires — Brandon O’Neal, 20, of Conway Springs was charged with four felonies for allegedly intentionally starting a fire in his home in hopes of framing a neighbor. O’Neal was serving probation from a burglary conviction of the neighbor’s dwelling. His probation for that crime was overturned and he is set to stand trial soon for aggravated arson, arson, non-residential burglary, and burglary of a vehicle. The county attorney says O’Neal’s action was an act of revenge.“Corky” LongSo long, Mr. Long — Longtime banker, oilman, and civic leader William “Corky” Long died on Nov. 30 at the age of 84. He was Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Commerce until his death. He served on a myriad of civic organizations in Sumner County and was a state representative in Harper and Barber County in the 1960s.Business evolution — Wellington saw some changes on the retail business landscape. The Symmetris Health Complex held its open house on 1015 E. 16th St. on July 25. The complex will be the home of Erickson and Gill Dentistry, Gill Chiropractic and Crossfit Symmetris.As mentioned before, Wellington Sears is moving downtown. Susan’s Portrait is building a new studio, north of Braums. Olen Medical Supply, moved from the Sumner Family Care Center complex to downtown. Unfortunately, the business closed its doors in December.Block scheduling — The Wellington school board ended a two-year controversy by implementing an eight-period schedule for Wellington High School thus abolishing the block scheduling of the past 15 years.Construction ahead — After a 10-year search the WRC board announced plans to remodel and expand the WRC Center at its current location for $1.89 million. The board got a 10-year lease from the school board and the city council approved a 20-year bond to double the size of the facility to the west. Construction is expected to start in January to include a fitness center and more office space.Storm damage — The area was not completely devoid of storm damage. The Argonia school was significantly damaged because of a severe thunderstorm with 80 mph wind in August that blew throughout the area tearing off the roof and flooding both the high school and elementary.School did not start there until September.center_img And then these things occurred….•Wellington was the focus of New Years national cable television blather for having an ordinance that owners could not own too many cats. Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said the newly adopted ordinance was actually copied from other ordinances elsewhere.John Michael Montgomery concert wows the crowd.•Country star John Michael Montgomery performed a concert at Memorial Auditorium to celebrate the new improvements at the facility.•Wellington Wal-Mart got placed on the City of Wellington tax roll after five years of neighborhood revitalization rebates.•Argonia’s high school football team merged with Attica after it was determined they had too few players to field a team.•The Wellington Medallion for the second time in history was not found. The money was donated to the children of Kevin Beggs.•Vince Wetta won the Distinguished Service Award.•Caldwell Last Chance Bar and Grill burned and was subsequently closed.•Governor Sam Brownback arrived in Wellington to promote agriculture during the Kansas Wheat Festival.•Wellington’s city council became a six-member board for the first time in its history. Jan Korte, John Tracy, John Brand, Vince Wetta, Jim Valentine and Kelly Green were elected to serve on the board.•A trucker took out the lights at 8th and Jefferson making the intersection a four-way stop.•Wellington Regent held its first midnight showing of a World Premiere with “Hunger Games – Catching Fire.” It was a sellout.•The board abolished the weighting of certain courses and abolished the school’s honors system. The board is currently reviewing bringing in nationally recognized advanced placement classes.•The Wellington Junior High was the subject of a “ghostly” activity and featured on a national television show.•Garrison Properties proposed for a second time to buy that same ghostly junior high building. The company hopes to turn the building into an apartment complex providing it can obtain low-interest government bond funding. The first proposal fell through because Garrison was unable to obtain that same funding.•An apartment complex is proposed to be located east of the Wellington Wal-Mart.•Wellington’s own Mason Lowe, 11-years-old and counting, found himself on the big stage at Intrust Bank in Wichita playing “Stormy Weather” on the piano when the Zac Brown Band came to town. The band saw his piano skills on You Tube and invited him for a pre-concert party. They then asked him to play in concert. OK, maybe there was a lot going on in 2013…last_img read more

first_imgThe league also announced it had disciplined all three referees in that game for misapplying the coach’s challenge rule. The officating crew denied Mike D’Antoni’s challenge because the 30-second time limit from the start of the timeout had ended, but that limit is only enforced following a mandatory timeout or timeout called by the opposing team.Since the Rockets called for a timeout, the challenge request should have been granted.”As a follow-up to the NBA’s investigation of this matter, the NBA will work with the competition committee to develop additional procedures to help prevent the situation with Harden’s made basket from occurring again,” the league’s statement said. The referees admitted James Harden’s dunk should have counted in Houston’s loss to the Spurs on Dec. 3. The NBA admitted the officiating crew didn’t follow the proper procedure for a coach’s challenge. Everyone knew the basket should have been allowed.But none of that matters now because the final result isn’t changing. The NBA announced Monday that it has denied the Rockets’ protest of the game following a full investigation. MORE: What can NBA coaches challenge during games?In a statement released by the league, commissioner Adam Silver agreed the referees misapplied the rules on the play, which happened with less than eight minutes remaining in the fourth quarter and Houston leading by 13 points. The Spurs mounted a comeback to tie the Rockets before the end of regulation, ultimately defeating Houston in a double-overtime thriller by a final score of 135-133. In the Rockets’ eyes, those missing two points cost them a win.So why didn’t Silver side with the Rockets? Because they blew all of their chances to close it out after that call, essentially.”Commissioner Silver determined that the Rockets had sufficient time to overcome the error during the remainder of the fourth quarter and two subsequent overtime periods and thus the extraordinary remedy of granting a game protest was not warranted,” the NBA’s statement said.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t forget the WEIGAND – VINTAGE HOME SUNDAY – SIX OPEN HOUSES on SUNDAY, JULY 31, 2016, 2 to 4 p.m. Click here for the full details on each home up for sale. Please join Pam Hinman, Jennifer Hadden and Cathy Sheets at one or all of the vintage homes open this Sunday:923 S. Washington Ave304 North B St306 South G St823 N. Washington Ave711 North F St702 N. PoplarWhile touring the homes, enjoy drinks and snacks. Don’t forget to register for the drawing for vintage home decor  — DeForest Chicks Egg Basket. Enter drawing at 304 N. B Street residence.last_img read more

first_imgJoin DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearThe show is almost here so keep checking back here as the card comes together. Plus, Sporting News will have plenty of WWE Royal Rumble 2020 coverage on the day of the event.WWE Royal Rumble 2020 live streamTV channel: WWE Network (PPV)Live stream: WWE.com/livestream+WWE Royal Rumble 2020 will be available via the WWE Network and on pay-per-view.The WWE Network app is available on certain smart TVs – including Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic – as well as Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Kindle Fire, Roku, Google Play, and Chromecast. You can also watch the network on your Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4 by downloading the app through its stores.What time does WWE Royal Rumble 2020 start?Date: Sunday, Jan. 26Time: 5 p.m. ET (preshow) | 7 p.m. ET (main card)Location: Minute Maid Park in Houston, Tex.WWE Royal Rumble 2020 will air live on Sunday, January 26, 2020. The pre-show will start at 5 p.m. ET with the main card beginning at 7 p.m. ET. How much does WWE Royal Rumble 2020  PPV cost?You can purchase WWE Royal Rumble 2020 on pay-per-view through cable and satellite providers including Spectrum, Cox, Xfinity, Verizon FiOS TV, Cable One, Dish Network and DirecTV for $59.99-$69.99.How much are tickets for WWE Royal Rumble 2020?Tickets for WWE Royal Rumble 2020 are available on Ticketmaster and Stubhub. They range in cost from the cheapest, around $30, to the most expensive tickets around $400.WWE Royal Rumble 2020 matches Men’s Royal Rumble for a world title match at WrestleMania 36 (entrants include Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns, AJ Styles, Erick Rowan, Drew McIntyre, Randy Orton, Ricochet, Elias, Baron Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Otis, Tucker, Rusev, Bobby Lashley, Aleister Black, Buddy Murphy, Braun Strowman, Shinsuke Nakamura, Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Samoa Joe, Kifo Kingston, Big E, R-Truth, John Morrison, The Miz) Women’s Royal Rumble for a world title match at WrestleMania 36 (entrants include Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, Sarah Logan, Natalya, Carmella, Dana Brooke) “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt vs. Daniel Bryan in a Strap match for the Universal championship Becky Lynch vs. Asuka for the “RAW” women’s championship Bayley vs. Lacey Evans for the “SmackDown” women’s championship  Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin in a Falls Count Anywhere match Andrade vs. Humberto Carrillo for the United States championship Sheamus vs. Shorty GNote: Each of the matches listed above are confirmed for the official card. Get ready for WWE Royal Rumble 2020, one of the biggest and most exciting shows every year on the WWE calendar.WWE Royal Rumble 2020 will be at the Minute Maid Park in Houston, Tex. on Sunday, January 26.last_img read more

first_imgMavericks star Luka Doncic will miss at least the next six games, head coach Rick Carlisle said Friday.The MVP candidate suffered a right ankle sprain in practice Thursday and was ruled out of the team’s game Friday against the Rockets. ALL-STAR GAME: Doncic voted West starterThe Mavs (29-18) are fifth in the Western Conference. Their next six opponents are the Rockets, Hawks, Pacers, Grizzlies, Wizards and Hornets. Dallas will then face the Jazz on Feb. 10.Doncic is averaging 28.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 8.7 assists in his second NBA season. The 20-year-old forward sprained the same ankle in December, missing four games at that time. Carlisle was unable to offer an immediate estimate for his return this time, but did say later on his radio show for Dallas station KESN that Doncic will “miss the next six games, for sure.”last_img read more

first_imgWhite initially said the first event on Fight Island would be held July 25, before correcting himself.”I made a mistake earlier when I told you about Fight Island. The first fight on Fight Island is probably around June 27, not July,” he said.The UFC has continued despite COVID-19, holding five events without fans since March. UFC president Dana White said the first event on what he calls Fight Island will be held June 27.White has been working to set up a location to host international fights amid travel restrictions caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  MORE: Jon Jones confiscates spray cans from protestersWhite spoke of how much work had gone into the idea, which he hopes will help mixed martial arts grow further.”Let me tell you about Fight Island. Fight Island is so f—ing expensive and so f—ing crazy and almost impossible to pull off,” he told Eddie Hearn and Tony Bellew on the “Talk The Talk” series on YouTube.”You are talking about planes flying people in and the restrictions and you have to quarantine people. It’s f—ing insane to even be trying to do this but I promise you we will do it and we will pull it off.”I believe (that) in doing this it’s going to help grow the sport immensely and financially. In many different ways it is going to help build the sport. I know we can do it. Let me tell you how hard it is and how crazy the whole thing has been.The  will take notice.We’re three days from #UFC250 – LIVE on ESPN+ PPV pic.twitter.com/srVwAIWpGw— UFC (@ufc) June 3, 2020″While people have been laying in their f—ing pools and enjoying the pandemic, I’ve been over here smoking my executive staff, burning these guys out. It’s been crazy.”last_img read more