Myra Grizzle, Wellington: Feb. 6, 1945 – Aug. 5, 2013

first_imgMyra GrizzleMyra L. Grizzle, of Wellington, died surrounded by her family Monday, August 5, 2013 in her home at the age of 68.Myra was born the daughter of Leonard and Myrtle Ewing on February 6, 1945 in Moran, Kans.On July 7, 1961, Myra and Darell Grizzle were united in marriage in Iola, Kans. Together they celebrated 52 years of marriage.Myra was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend. She looked forward to going to garage sales, estate sales or anywhere she could find a treasure. One of her most prized collections was her clocks. Myra loved being with her family during camping trips and always cherished her moments playing Whawho with her family and friends. She never turned down an opportunity to dance. She loved her dogs but most of all Myra loved her family and was always there for them.Survivors include her husband, Darell Grizzle of Wellington, son, Duane Grizzle and his wife Lynda of Wellington, daughters, Lesia Witmer and her husband Clay of Wellington, Danette  Stone and her fiancé Chris Brownlee of Wellington, brothers, Floyd Ewing of Stella, Missouri, Jessie Ewing and his wife Evelyn of La Harpe, Kansas, Eddie Ewing and his wife Evelyn  of Chanute, sister, Uhla Mae Spurgeon and her husband Bill of Chanute, 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents.Memorial Services for Myra will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 10, 2013 in the chapel of Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road Wellington.Memorials have been established in her loving memory with Harden Hospice, 917 Main Winfield 67156. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

Wellington hosts final regular season game tonight; Caldwell-South Haven girls have big game

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 (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. 0 Vote up Vote down Just wondering · 337 weeks ago Don’t they have another game on Thursday or Friday ? So this isn’t the last regular season game. Just wondering . Report Reply 1 reply · active 337 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 337 weeks ago Yes. They play Thursday. This is the last games before the substate brackets. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Grandma · 337 weeks ago good luck everyone tonight Report Reply 0 replies · active 337 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  by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County basketball teams will be playing Tuesday night in what will be for some the last home games of the season. It also will be the last games counted when it comes to sub-state seeding.Wellington will host Augusta tonight in the final home game of the season for the Crusaders on Senior Night. For both the Wellington girls and boys, the games offer little consequences when it comes to league standings or sub-state seeding.The Wellington girls have a slight outside chance of sharing a co-championship with Andale and Clearwater. Wellington, 5-3 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV, would have to sweep Augusta and Circle on Thursday. Andale (6-2) would have to beat Clearwater (7-1). Then Collegiate would have to upset Andale and Clearwater would have to lose Augusta.In other words, Wellington’s chances of sharing the title is between slim and none. The sub-state seeding is set. Wellington will come in as the No. 2 seed with an 11-7 record. Winfield is set with a 9-10 record as the third seed. Mulvane, at 12-6, clinched the top seed on Friday. Rose Hill, which has gotten hot as of late is the No. 4 seed.So it will be Wellington vs. Winfield and Mulvane vs. Rose Hill in the Rose Hill sub-state.“It probably does us good that we are the second seed instead of the first,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach. “Rose Hill is playing as well as anyone in our sub-state.”Wellington picked up a huge win on Friday when it upset Clearwater at its place. Bryann Vogel was held to 10 points. She also tore her ankle ligaments which could sideline her for up to four months. The K-State volleyball signee did that in the final three minutes of the game when Wellington was up by 9 points. The Crusaders nearly blew that game when Clearwater hit some 3-pointers and Wellington was having a miserable free-throw shooting spell down the stretch.Adams said Wellington instilled a diamond and one defense on the Indians and had Jaedyn Ledesma go with Vogel one-on-one.“Jaedyn did a heck of a job defending her,” Adams said. “If you look at the stats Jaedyn didn’t have that outstanding of a game. But her contribution was holding Vogel to 10 points. She ate us alive down here the first time we played them.”On the boys side, Wellington is struggling with a three-game losing streak after that marvelous six-game winning streak in the middle of the season. The Crusaders were expected to lose to Andale and Wichita Collegiate. But falling to Clearwater 46-41 on Friday was not expected since Wellington had beaten the Indians twice before.Wellington will have a difficult time breaking that losing streak tonight. Augusta beat Collegiate in overtime 62-59.The Crusaders are locked into the No. 2 seed in sub-state as well and will play Mulvane in the first round. Winfield clinched the top seed and will battle Rose Hill in the other.•••••Other Sumner County news: The big game tonight in Sumner County is South Haven at Caldwell girls. The winner will get the No. 1 seed in the Central Burden sub-state. Caldwell is 13-6 and South Haven is 12-7. If the Cardinals win then they have the tiebreaker over the Bluejays.As far as league is concerned, Argonia has the league title wrapped up on the girls side. The Red Raiders are 10-0. South Haven and Caldwell are 8-1 and 7-1 respectively both with losses to Argonia.Oxford  boys, 9-1 in the SCBL, can only share a league title if West Elk (9-0) loses to Central-Burden (0-9). That probably isn’t going to happen.The schedule for Sumner County tonight is:Argonia at Wichita Home School.Remington at Oxford.South Haven at Caldwell.Conway Springs at Chaparral.Belle Plaine at Bluestem.last_img read more

Tammy Sue Putter, 55, Wellington: Oct. 12, 1958 – Sept. 16, 2014

first_imgTammy Sue PutterTammy Sue Putter, of Wellington, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at her home at the age of 55.Tammy was born the daughter of Sue Jean (Patton) and Vernie Simmons on Sunday, October 12, 1958 in Wellington.After attending elementary and high school in Wellington, she worked at the Mid-West plant doing sheet metal work. She was later employed at Kennedy Elementary school where she has spent the past 19 years until recently resigning in August of 2014.On August 25, 1983, Tammy and Larry D. Putter were united in marriage in Gunnison, Colorado. Together they celebrated 31 years of marriage.Survivors include her husband Larry Putter, two sons: Kelley Putter and Kris Putter, step-daughter, Megan Putter, two granddaughters: Karizma and Addisyn, father, Vernie Simmons, mother, Sue Jean Biddle and her husband Arthur all of Wellington along with a host of loving friends. She was preceded in death by her sister, Debby L. Simmons.Friends are invited to visit the funeral home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, September 19, 2014.Funeral services for Tammy will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at the First Free Will Baptist Church, Wellington.Interment will follow at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Wellington.A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the Wellington Humane Society, PO Box 494, Wellington 67152. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

KDOT announces resurfacing project of U.S. 81 from Harvey to Botkin in Wellington

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 Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down guest · 307 weeks ago The intersection at 15th and G is not new. Should have been in the last project. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 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 From left at the KDOT ceremony at the council chambers announcing the project are: Ron Seitz, Chief of Bureau of Local Projects; Wellington City Mayor Roger Stallbaumer; Mike King, KDOT secretary; and Jerry Younger, KDOT Deputy Secretary.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The city of Wellington has obtained $725,000 in state grants through the Kansas Department of Transportation to reconstruct U.S. 81 from just south of Harvey to the Botkin interchange.The project is slated sometime during the years of 2016 and 2017, said Ron Seitz, KDOT Chief of Local Projects.The U.S. 81 project will extend south of the Harvey intersection and end at Wellington’s southern most street. Once completed, U.S. 81 will have completed road reconstruction from Botkin to A Street including the rebuilt Vandenburgh Ave over the past five years.The resurface project will have a new concrete pad and striping and is budgeted for $1,03 million. The city’s contribution to the project is $280,698.The U.S. 81 reconstruction is one of 46 projects that will improve intersections and road deficiencies in Kansas cities selected for funding through two KDOT programs.Seventeen cities will receive a combined total of approximately $9 million in state funding under the Geometric Improvement program. And, 29 cities will receive a combined total of about $5.4 million under the City Connecting Links, also known as KLINK, program, which funds improvements to state highways that extend through cities.Under the GI program, a city contributes up to 25 percent of the project cost based on its population. Cities under 2,500 in population aren’t required to provide a match. GI projects typically improve drainage, capacity and intersections, add turning lanes and more.KLINK projects involve maintenance work such as resurfacing and are funded up to $200,000.“These programs are very popular with Kansas cities, and every year we receive many more requests for projects than we can fund,” said Kansas Transportation Secretary Mike King.“As a result, funding for the GI program next year will be increased by $2 million, for a total annual commitment of $8 million. And, to catch up with inflation, the maximum state contribution per project under the KLINK program next year will go up 50 percent to $300,000.”The maximum state contribution for a GI project will be increased to $1 million.Cities selected for the GI program and the maximum state contribution include:Seneca, $400,000; Silver Lake, $125,000; Clifton, $700,000; Grandview Plaza, $650,000; Russell, $650,000; Hoxie, $700,000; Sharon Springs, $50,000; Baxter Springs, $650,000; Ottawa, $400,000; Hutchinson, $65,000; Wellington, $725,000; Dodge City, $600,000; Elkhart, $500,000; Leavenworth, $750,000; Osborne, $700,000; Brownell, $700,000; Independence, $650,000.Cities selected for the KLINK program and the amounts awarded include:Emporia, $200,000; Alma, $180,106; Oskaloosa, $144,407; Atchison, $200,000; Lawrence, $200,000; Concordia, $200,000; McPherson, $151,148; Clay Center, $200,000; Junction City, $200,000; Moundridge, $200,000; Abilene, $200,000.Coffeyville, $149,999; Pittsburg, $167,592; Independence, $185,184; Parsons, $200,000; Hoisington, $146,081; Lyons, $200,000; Larned, $200,000; Pratt, $160,800; Great Bend, $169,418; Hutchinson, $170,277; Sterling, $200,000; Wichita, $200,000;Winfield, $200,000; Caldwell, $200,000; Wellington, $200,000; El Dorado, $200,000; Garden City, $173,931; Ness City, $200,000.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Alabama vs. Auburn odds, prediction, betting trends for Iron Bowl on CBS

first_imgNo. 5 Alabama (10-1) travels to Jordan-Hare Stadium to face No. 16 Auburn (8-3) in the latest installment of the Iron Bowl. This is the Crimson Tide’s last chance to impress the College Football Playoff committee. Game time is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. on CBS.Alabama remains in the Playoff debate but will not have the luxury of playing in the SEC championship game. Backup quarterback Mac Jones replaced injured starter Tua Tagovailoa this week, and the margin of victory will be over-analyzed if the Crimson Tide can pull this one off. WEEK 14 PICKS: Straight up | Against the spreadAuburn is battle-tested, having played three games against top-10 opponents. Auburn lost all three of those games, but this is a chance for freshman quarterback Bo Nix to take some of the ever-present heat off coach Gus Malzahn.The Iron Bowl is always a big deal, and this year is no exception. With that in mind, here’s everything you need for Saturday’s matchup:Alabama vs. Auburn oddsSpread: Alabama -3.5Point total: 49.5Moneyline: Alabama -110, Auburn-110Alabama is a 3.5-point favorite, according to odds at Sportsbook Review, and 52 percent of the wagering has come in favor of the Crimson Tide:Alabama vs. Auburn all-time seriesThe Crimson Tide lead the all-time series with the Tigers 45-31-1. Auburn, however, is 13-9 when both teams are ranked.Three trends to know— Alabama coach Nick Saban is 8-4 against the Tigers since taking over for the Crimson Tide in 2007. Three of those losses were at Jordan-Hare Stadium. Saban also is 2-3 in the Iron Bowl when both teams are ranked.— The Tigers are 7-2 against the spread as a home underdog under Gus Malzahn. Auburn is 2-1 against the spread as an underdog this season.— Under Saban, Alabama is 30-20 against the spread as a road favorite — a 60 percent success rate.WEEK 14 PROJECTIONS: Bowls | PlayoffThree things to watchBo over the top?Nix has been all or nothing in spots for the Tigers this season, but he needs to follow the formula set by Nick Marshall (2013) and Jarrett Stidham (2017). Those two quarterbacks beat Alabama by completing 72.7 percent of their passes without throwing an interception in the last two victories. More importantly, they averaged 75 yards rushing with a touchdown apiece. Nix needs to be a factor with his legs in this game.Auburn defensive frontThe Tigers are at home, and this is a game where their defensive line has to be a factor against a quarterback making his first road start. Can Derrick Brown and Co. rattle Jones into a few ill-timed throws? That means forcing some third-and-longs and staying on their 3.3 yards-per-carry average. Look for Alabama to try to counter with Najee Harris early. Harris averages 6.0 yards per carry and 12.1 yards per catch.Beauty pageant effectAlabama can’t worry about the scoreboard: They need to win the game first. It will be interesting to see how the Crimson Tide handles this game if they pull away in the second half. Saban’s eight victories in the Iron Bowl have come by an average of 24.5 points per game. It might take that kind of blowout to keep the Crimson Tide in the CFP discussion. Stat that mattersJones averages 15.2 yards per completion with a few starts under his belt. If he can spread the wealth to that all-world group of receivers in Jerry Jeudy, DeVonta Smith, Henry Ruggs III and Jaylen Waddle, then Alabama should be able to get out of Jordan-Hare Stadium with a victory. The Tigers’ secondary has come up with just seven interceptions this season.Alabama vs. Auburn predictionEmotions run high early, and Auburn grabs an early lead after a Jones turnover. The Tigers can’t build on that, however, and Alabama eventually hits on the big pass plays. Harris is a major factor in the second half, and the Crimson Tide pull away. The Tigers hit a cosmetic touchdown late to keep this from being a full-fledged blowout.Final score: Alabama 34, Auburn 23last_img read more

Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Julio Jones, Adam Thielen, Golden Tate, more impact Week 14 WR rankings

first_imgWEEK 14 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Julio Jones playing Week 14?After Dan Quinn said earlier in the week that Jones’ Week 14 availability was “trending upward,” Jones got in a limited practice Wednesday as he attempts to return from a shoulder injury that held him out of game action on Thanksgiving. The Falcons play at 1 p.m. ET on Sunday against the Panthers.Jones’ return would knock each of the remaining Atlanta receivers down a notch in the pecking order, with Calvin Ridley becoming a boom-or-bust WR3, Russell Gage dropping to a PPR FLEX option, and Christian Blake falling out of fantasy consideration.WEEK 14 DFS LINEUPS:DK Cash | DK GPP | FD Cash | FD GPP | Y! Cash | Y! GPPAdam Thielen injury updateAfter Thielen practiced in limited fashion in Week 13 but then missed Monday night, it appeared his hamstring injury may have gotten worse. He missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday and looks in doubt for Week 14 against the Lions.The biggest beneficiary of Thielen’s absence remains tight end Kyle Rudolph, who’s a borderline fantasy starter whenever Thielen doesn’t play. Stefon Diggs remains the only Minnesota WR worth using if Thielen is out Sunday.WEEK 14 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endGolden Tate injury newsPat Shurmur said Wednesday that Tate is “trending up” in his quest to be available for Monday Night Football in a revenge game against the Eagles. Tate missed Week 13 due to a concussion. He was a full participant in Thursday’s practice, so assuming his concussion is a non-issue protocol wise, he should be good to go for Monday night.The Eagles have a bad secondary, which makes Tate appealing, but Eli Manning is likely to start for Daniel Jones. It’s not obvious whether that’s an upgrade or downgrade, but it adds a layer of uncertainty after Tate’s fantasy owners knew Jones would feed him the ball. Tate is still worth playing in PPR leagues if he’s active, and Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton should both see around seven targets targets, as well.MORE WEEK 14:Waiver pickups | FAAB planning | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOST.Y. Hilton injury updateHilton said Wednesday that he’s unsure if he’ll make it back this season, but that he’s “doing everything (he) can.” The Colts play Sunday at 1 p.m. ET against Tampa Bay’s weak secondary as Hilton battles a calf injury.Hilton’s comments at least make it sound like he’ll be out another week, pushing Zach Pascal into No. 1 duties again coming off an 100-yard game. Against the Bucs, Pascal can be used as a WR3. It looks like Parris Campbell might be back from injury to take over No. 2 duties from Marcus Johnson.MORE WEEK 14 DFS: Stacks | Values | Lineup BuilderIs JuJu Smith-Schuster playing Week 14?Smith-Schuster told reporters Wednesday that he considers himself “week-to-week.” He added that he’s running but not cutting yet. The Steelers play in Arizona at 4:25 p.m. ET on Sunday.It sounds like JuJu will miss at least another week. In his absence, James Washington will remain the only playable Pittsburgh wideout. Consider him at least a FLEX option in a favorable fantasy matchup with the Cardinals. MORE WEEK 14: Sleepers | Busts | Start ’em, sit ’emParris Campbell injury newsCampbell (hand) was a full participant in Colts practice Wednesday. He hasn’t played since Week 9, but looks likely to return to face Tampa Bay on Sunday while Hilton will probably be out.Campbell’s last game was his best (five catches for 53 yards in Week 9). He likely slots right in as the No. 2 WR behind Zach Pascal (although Marcus Johnson could still maintain that role), making Campbell at least an interesting DFS play against such a bad pass defense. It looks like only one of the three top-10 WRs dealing with injuries for Week 14 is likely to play, and that’s Julio Jones. Both Adam Thielen and T.Y. Hilton have arrows pointing downward as we get closer to the weekend. The wide receiver rankings will also be affected by the statuses of Golden Tate, JuJu Smith-Schuster and rookie Parris Campbell, and we have updates on all of them below as you get ready to make your crucial fantasy start ’em, sit ’em decisions for the first round the playoffs.For updates on banged-up TEs Evan Engram, Greg Olsen, Gerald Everett, and David Njoku, click here; for news on injured RBs Dalvin Cook, Josh Jacobs, Marlon Mack, and more, go here. Follow us on Twitter for more news and updates @SN_Fantasy.last_img read more

Presidents Cup 2019: USA turns to Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar for foursomes

first_imgWoods and Thomas, USA’s only winners on Thursday, will face Hideki Matsuyama and An.Day 2 @PresidentsCup foresomes matches:1: Johnson/Kuchar  Oosthuizen/Scott2: Schauffele/Cantlay  Hadwin/Niemann3: Simpson/Reed  Leishman/Ancer4: Thomas/Woods  An/Matsuyama5: Fowler/Woodland  Im/Smith pic.twitter.com/F9fJQwOkso— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) December 12, 2019Friday’s foursomes matches (Internationals vs. USA)Adam Scott/Louis Oosthuizen vs. Matt Kuchar/Dustin JohnsonJoaquin Niemann/Adam Hadwin vs. Patrick Cantlay/Xander SchauffeleAbraham Ancer/Marc Leishman vs. Patrick Reed/Webb SimpsonHideki Matsuyama/Byeong Hun An vs. Tiger Woods/Justin ThomasCameron Smith/Im Sung-jae vs. Rickie Fowler/Gary Woodland The American has a 4-3-1 record at the Presidents Cup, going 2-1-1 in the foursomes format.MORE: Tiger ‘carried me,’ Justin Thomas saysMatt Kuchar will also play after missing out on Thursday, teaming up with Dustin Johnson against Adam Scott and Louis Oosthuizen.Bryson DeChambeau and Tony Finau, beaten 2 and 1 by Byeong Hun An and Scott in their four-ball match, sit out on Friday.The Internationals made one change with Australian Smith getting his chance.Joaquin Niemann and Adam Hadwin will face Patrick Cantlay and Xander Schauffele, Abraham Ancer and Marc Leishman team up against Patrick Reed and Webb Simpson, and Tiger Woods will again play with Justin Thomas. Rickie Fowler will play in Friday’s foursomes at the Presidents Cup as the United States looks to fight back against the Internationals in Melbourne.Fowler was left out of the four-ball contests as the Internationals took a 4-1 lead on Thursday, but will combine with Gary Woodland against Cameron Smith and Im Sung-jae at Royal Melbourne Golf Club.last_img read more

Sporting News’ NHL All-Decade team for the 2010s

first_img (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/1/e7/erik-karlsson-021518-getty-ftrjpg_asrjnd3jnmdp1fd3cen9e81pq.jpg?t=-1707814431&w=500&quality=80 Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/ee/b7/sidney-crosby-06122016-getty-ftr_pz8mv3v818g81rlq6r91fdeb5.jpg?t=-1726997021&w=500&quality=80 So, as we get set to toast in a new year and a new chapter in hockey, Sporting News’ hockey staff selected — some unanimously, some not — the NHL’s all-decade team.(Note: All statistics are from the start of the 2009-10 season through games played on Dec. 16 unless otherwise stated.) (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/5c/b7/drew-doughty-los-angeles-kings-121619-getty-ftrjpeg_tnwa73o31jmk1ws8frs0lte84.jpg?t=304244735&w=500&quality=80 Defense: Erik KarlssonWhy he’s here: A throwback to the days of Bobby Orr, Karlsson has dominated the offensive defenseman game in the past decade. In 714 career games, the longtime Ottawa Senator and current San Jose Shark posted 132 goals and 588 points — 222 of those coming on the power play. Karlsson is the third-highest scorer in Senators franchise history and he leads Ottawa in games (627), goals (126), points (518) and power-play points (195) since the puck dropped on the 2009-10 season. A two-time Norris Trophy winner over the past decade, his 2012 title saw him become just the third defenseman to win the award under the age of 23 as he finished tied for 11th in the NHL with 78 points (26 goals, 52 assists).Over the course of nine seasons in Ottawa, Karlsson led the squad in points five times, including his past year in 2017-18 when he finished tied with Mark Stone at 62. Two years prior, he bested all-decade defenseman and fellow finalist Doughty for the Norris when he led all NHL blueliners with 66 points. Doughty got him the following year despite Karlsson finishing in the top-four for scoring in the entire league with 82 points and becoming the first D-man to end the season in the top-five in scoring since Hall of Famer Paul Coffey in 1985-86. His 66 assists that year led the NHL, making him the first to do so since Orr in 1974-75.A six-time All-Star Game selectee and the top vote-getter in 2012, his trade to San Jose in September 2018 sits among the biggest stories in hockey in the past decade. While groin injuries plagued him past season, the 2014 Olympic silver medalist and the tournament’s best defenseman, still collected 45 points while averaging almost 25 minutes a night.By the numbers: Six NHL All-Star Games. Four NHL First All-Star Teams. Two Norris Trophies.  Forward: Sidney CrosbyWhy he’s here: Crosby has played more than 100 fewer games than Patrick Kane, but he is level with him in points over the past decade with 836 in just 670 games. Kane should jump him before the calendar flips to 2020, but that’s only because Crosby is once again out with an injury — something that has plagued him, but not stopped him, throughout his career. Anointed “The Next One” long before he wore a Penguins jersey, Crosby dominated the landscape in the 2010s with the ability to score from anywhere, mystifying on-ice vision, an unrelenting drive and a backhand that is unmatched in the game today — while also missing considerable time with injury.MORE: Crosby named SN’s NHL Athlete of the DecadeHe added to his Hall of Fame resume with his second and third Stanley Cup championships in 2016 and 2017 — taking home the Conn Smythe in both instances — and the second Hart Trophy of his career as the league’s MVP in 2014 — an award he was also a finalist for five other times in the decade. In 115 playoff games, he scored 123 points (42 goals, 81 assists) and sits atop the leaderboard with an impressive 1.07 points-per-game mark, which is the best among players who have skated in at least 30 postseason games.The Penguins captain not only captured two Rocket Richard Trophies and an Art Ross Trophy, two Olympic gold medals (one, of course, powered by his “Golden Goal”), a World Championship and a World Cup in the past 10 years but has also elevated the games of all his teammates that have suited up alongside him. Add in his community work and dedication to growing the game, and it’s easy to say Sidney Crosby has been a trailblazer in the game on and off the ice in the past decade.By the numbers: Three NHL All-Star Games. Three NHL First All-Star Teams. Three NHL Second All-Star Teams. Two Stanley Cups. Two Conn Smythe Trophies. Two Rocket Richard Trophies. One Art Ross Trophy. One Hart Memorial Trophy. Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/3a/70/alex-ovechkin-051515-getty-ftrjpg_1hfs33lo02jom14hjlb6u9hotm.jpg?t=1113503275&w=500&quality=80 Coach: Joel QuennevilleThe current Florida Panthers head coach, Quenneville made a name for himself in the “Windy City” as he led the Chicago Blackhawks to three Stanley Cups in the 2010s. In 719 games with Chicago since the 2009-10 season started, he compiled a 407-227-85 in the regular season and a 67-44 postseason record. A 2013 finalist for the Jack Adams Award, Quenneville led the Blackhawks to the Presidents’ Trophy that season.Tied for fourth in coaching wins in the 2010s with 423 total wins (with Alain Vigneault) between the Blackhawks and Panthers, his 407 victories with Chicago is the third-most by any franchise during his tenure (start of the 2009-10 season to his firing on Nov. 6, 2018). With a team powered by Kane and Jonathan Toews, the club was also fourth in win percentage (.625), goals-for-per-game (2.97) and shots-per-game (32.4) during that stretch. Quenneville was only the second coach in Blackhawks history to win 400 games and this season, after enjoying his time off, he’s back as a head coach, steering the upstart Florida Panthers.By the numbers: Three Stanley Cups. Foward: Alex OvechkinWhy he’s here: While Gretzky’s office was behind the net, “The Great 8” has built his in the left faceoff dot. A pure sniper, Ovechkin not only brings a nose for the net but can also play the role of a grinder, leveling big hits on a consistent basis. While he’s not the greatest backchecker in the history of the game, he dominates on the offensive end — with 460 goals in 795 games. In the past 10 years, Ovi has captured six Rocket Richard Trophies as the league’s top goal scorer, brought a Stanley Cup to Washington, D.C. (and partied like a champ), while also winning the Conn Smythe and Hart Trophies.Another member of the point-per-game club (1.04), Ovechkin’s 824 points in the past decade includes 177 power-play goals and 302 total points on the man advantage — he leads the league in both categories. The 34-year-old has also racked up a league-leading 74 game-winners, including 16 overtime tallies. How Ovi’s arms aren’t tired is shocking, considering he has almost 900 more shots on net (3,608) than the No. 2 shot-taker Phil Kessel and has a top-10 shooting percentage of 12.8 percent. He’s also proud to represent Russia and has led the national team to six medals in the past 10 years — two golds, two silvers and two bronzes — at the IIHF World Championships.By the numbers: Six Rocket Richard Trophies. Four NHL All-Star Games. Four NHL Second All-Star Teams. Three NHL First All-Star Teams. One Stanley Cup. One Conn Smythe Trophy. One Ted Lindsay Award. One Hart Trophy.center_img Defense: Drew DoughtyWhy he’s here: Physical, defensive with an offensive upside — who is always good for a bulletin board quote too — Doughty has built an impressive resume over the past decade. In 806 games, he posted 110 goals and 462 points, good for fifth among NHL defensemen. He’s not far behind the other blueliner on this all-decade list when it comes to special teams (198 power-play points) but he’s also tallied 26 game-winners, with some being more memorable than others. During the Kings’ 2012 Cup run he was tied atop the league with 12 assists and led all defensemen in scoring (18 points) the year the Kings won in 2014.While he entered the NHL as an offensive-defenseman, the 2016 Norris Trophy winner — and three-time finalist — has become one of the games’ top shut-down defenders. From 2009-10 to 2018-19, Doughty averaged an oiSV% of 91.82 — meaning the Kings’ goaltenders posted a .918 save percentage at even strength when he was on the ice. That’s not a bad stat for a guy who also led the team in average ice time at a whopping 26 minutes and 31 seconds for the decade. Add in that he also finished with a CF% below 53.2 just once (in 2018-19), and it’s easy to say the two-time Stanley Cup champion, two-time Olympic gold-medal winner and 2016 World Cup champ has solidified his position as a top defenseman in the past 10 years.By the numbers: Five NHL All-Star Games. Two Stanley Cups. Two NHL First All-Star Teams. Two NHL Second All-Star Teams. One Norris Trophy. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/48/5f/pekka-rinne-060818-getty-ftrjpeg_15wd04k6tael41xkg7nfw6ebgb.jpg?t=-541729597&w=500&quality=80 Another decade of hockey is wrapping up as the 2010s come to a close when the clock strikes midnight Dec. 31. In the past 10 years, hockey has become a more skilled, faster, stronger and more exciting global game with countless superstars rising to the top.It all started with Sidney Crosby’s “Golden Goal” at the 2010 Winter Olympics and went on to see four teams dominate the landscape in the NHL as the Chicago Blackhawks, Los Angeles Kings and Pittsburgh Penguins each won multiple Stanley Cup titles and the Boston Bruins won one in their three trips to the Final. It was also one of firsts as the Washington Capitals and St. Louis Blues ended decades-long droughts to win the Cup and the Golden Knights set up shop in Vegas before reaching the Stanley Cup Final in their first season. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/b6/34/connor-mcdavid-oilers-072219-getty-ftrjpeg_1b511wpl5c0lh120eg3ozcux9u.jpg?t=452186620&w=500&quality=80 Goaltender: Pekka RinneWhy he’s here: A big debate brewed among the SN staff when it came to between the pipes as this one could have easily gone to someone like a Marc-Andre Fleury or a Henrik Lundqvist; however when you delve into it Rinne is the top choice. Over the course of 586 games in the 2010s, he posted 321 wins (second-most), a .918 save percentage (tied for third-best), a 2.39 goals-against average (third) and an NHL-best 51 shutouts.The 2018 Vezina Trophy winner after finishing 42-13-4 with a 2.31 GAA and a .927 save percentage, he was also a three-time finalist. In 2011-12, the Finn was a wall in net leading the league with 43 wins, 1,987 saves and 73 games — and was an offensive juggernaut with five points. One season prior he was not only the runner-up for the top prize among goaltenders, but he was also fourth in Hart Trophy voting after ending the year second among NHL goalies in save percentage (.930) and third in GAA (2.12). That season he backstopped Nashville to its first playoff series victory.A finalist in 2014-15 after he tied for second with 41 wins along with a .923 save percentage, the butterfly goaltender who stands at an impressive 6-5, led the Predators to their first — and only — Stanley Cup Final in 2017. During the regular season, he boasted another 40-plus win season (42 to be exact) but it was during the team’s playoff run where he shined. Rinne went 14-8 with a 1.96 GAA and .930 save percentage in 22 playoff games, before falling to Crosby’s Penguins in six games.The MVP of the 2014 IIHF Men’s World Championship he led Finland to a silver medal posting a 1.88 GAA, .928 save percentage and three shutouts.By the numbers: Three NHL All-Star Games. One Vezina Trophy. One NHL First All-Star Team. One NHL Second All-Star Team. Forward: Connor McDavidWhy he’s here: A generational talent who’s playing in just his fifth NHL season, the 2015 first-overall pick creates highlight-reel plays on a nightly basis. In 323 games, he has netted 431 points (148 goals and 283 assists) along with an NHL-best 1.33 points-per-game number that blows everyone else on this list out of the water. When Wayne Gretzky was on the ice, the fans, his teammates and the opposition alike couldn’t help but watch in awe, and the same can be said for McDavid. His ability to go from 0-to-60 with impeccable edge work is unprecedented and is elevated to another level with his exceptional on-ice vision and hockey sense.The youngest captain in NHL history, McDavid was also the third-youngest player to win the Art Ross Trophy in 2017 when he led the NHL with 100 points; the same year he won the Hart Trophy. He followed that season up with 108 points and another Art Ross Trophy in 2018. His rookie season, the superstar finished third in voting for the Calder Trophy, despite only playing in 45 games due to a broken clavicle. One of the most dynamic players in the game, he also led Canada to gold at the U18 world championship (2013), the U20 world championship (2015) and the men’s world championship in 2016. The highest-paid player (cap hit) in the league is well worth his salary ten-fold; this season he leads the NHL in points (59) and his name is already in the mix — as it is every year — for the Hart Trophy.By the numbers: Three NHL All-Star Games. Two Art Ross Trophies. Two Ted Lindsay Awards. Two NHL First All-Star Teams. One Hart Trophy. One NHL All-Rookie Team. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/25/39/joel-quenneville-chicago-blackhawks-121819-getty-ftrjpeg_890kthaea29y19qiyuucsbwnx.jpg?t=440436735&w=500&quality=80last_img read more

Caldwell teacher Joellen Schmidt inducted into Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame

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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Sumner Newscow report — Joellen Schmidt, a Caldwell USD 360 school teacher, was one of nine members to be inducted in the Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame.Joellen SchmidtThe Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame was established in 1977 in Dodge City. Since its inception, more than 380 exemplary educators have been inducted.In her Hall of Fame biography, it stated Schmidt “stressed developing communications skills and a sense of personal responsibility both in and out of the classroom.”Her full Kansas Hall of Fame biography is as follows:Joellen Schmidt spent her entire teaching career in Caldwell, Kansas, where her philosophy remained firm and unchanging, but her methods and practices changed with the rapidly changing times.She started in 1963 in a third grade self-contained classroom, but changed to a departmentalized fifth and sixth grade. Thereafter, she and an associate opened a pre-school in Caldwell and worked at that independently.During that time, Mrs. Schmidt put in four years serving on the USD 360 School Board. Later she returned to USD 360 as a teacher and completed her 30 year career there. Schmidt earned her BS from the College of Mount St. Vincent in New York City in 1959 and her MS from Northwestern Oklahoma State University in 1985.She gained post graduate hours from other Kansas universities. Joellen believed that a good teacher needed to engage, motivate, and inspire students to learn and to master the fundamentals. She stressed developing communications skills and a sense of personal responsibility both in and out of the classroom. Letters from colleagues and a former student reflect that she was very successful in these efforts.Mrs. Schmidt and her family were active in the People to People International and incorporated those activities in her social science curriculum. For two years, they shared their cultures, customs, and educational differences with students in Russia. Joellen interviewed, trained, and traveled internationally with students aged 10-12 years of age for the past 10 years.Her family has hosted over 25 students since 1982. To be so widely involved has required a great deal of organization. Others have noted that she is organized, but flexible. She has also been active in school activities,a member of her professional organizations,sponsor of Regional Math Contest, and of the middle school’s Scholar’s Bowl team. In her community, she serves on the library board, a member of the Altar Society for over 50 years, and is a wife, mother, and grandmother.A former superintendent had high praise for Mrs. Schmidt’s work in the classroom when he wrote, “I am still amazed at the positive growth in achievement gains made by students with learning disabilities after they had been through her class. Her flexibility in working with students, teachers, and the public earned her a reputation as an excellent teacher throughout our district and county.In 2006 she was a KSDE Region IV Teacher of the Year nominee.”As she leaves her job behind, Joellen notes that her philosophy has not changed, but perhaps has been updated as she considers many of the new techniques and devices in use today, including I-Pads and paperless classrooms. She writes, “As the backgrounds of the students we are teaching change, we must also change to meet their needs.I am happy to leave education in the hands of the next generation of teachers who will continue down the ‘yellow brick road of learning.’” Kansas Teachers’ Hall of Fame gladly welcomes Joellen J. Schmidt to the Class of 2015.Other 2015 Hall of Fame inductees were: Elizabeth A. Anthony, Dan A. Brooks, Robert Chalendar, Elissa A. Collins, Barbara Elbracht, Georgia Henry, Ronald J. Nichols, and Omar Pickett.The inductees meet the highest of standards. The teacher must:1) show evidence of outstanding teaching and/or administration; 2) show evidence of positive interactions with students and parents; 3) possess qualities that set him/ her apart from other educators; 4)demonstrate continued pursuit of educational opportunities throughout career; 5) share ideas by conducting workshops, classes, ect, for parents, teachers and/or administrators; 6) demonstrate involvement in community activities; 7) exhibit educational recognition and awards; 8) submit a 100 word description of his/her philosophy of education. Additionally, nominees must have been a K-12 teachers or administrator for a minimum of 25 years in Kansas. Dodge City is the proud home of the first Teachers’ Hall of Fame in the United States and is grateful for this opportunity to recognize exemplary Kansas educators.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

School starts tomorrow, parents celebrate

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – Just a reminder: Wellington schools start tomorrow.The first official day for the 2016-17 school year is Tuesday for all elementary, middle school and freshman students. New high school students must also attend.Then on Wednesday, all sophomores, juniors and seniors at Wellington High School will start classes.Other dates to remember:Tonight – Wellington Middle School will be holding an open house on tonight for students and parents from 6 to 7 p.m.There is also an information meeting at the Wellington High School for students enrolled in a Cowley Community College course for the fall semester. Students are encouraged to attend with their parents on Monday at 6:30 p.m.Don’t forget about the hamburger scrimmage on Thursday for the football and volleyball team.The schedule is as follows:Football6 p.m. – youth.6:30 p.m. – middle school.7 p.m. – high school.Volleyball6 p.m. – Volleyball scrimmage at middle school. 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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down SixDollarsForBooks · 207 weeks ago We went to the open house at the middle school tonight. We stopped by the library and the librarian told us they didn’t get any new books! I’m already disappointed that I have to take my child to the public library because the books at the middle school have such low reading levels. Why didn’t the library get new books? How can we keep our children interested in reading if we’re not offering them new and trending material? Why does the library not have higher than 6-7th grade level books? The librarian said there’s no money for books. NO MONEY FOR BOOKS?!? But there’s money for a new drive way. There’s money for a new independent gym building. I guess at least we look nice and our athletes are taken care of. Who cares if they’re not well educated. Solution: part of the school fees for our “free” public school system includes $6 for a towel for PE. I’d be happy to provide my own towel and let that $6 go towards something my child would actually benefit from. This is crazy…who comes up with this stuff? Report Reply 0 replies · active 207 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Sarah House · 207 weeks ago There are new books, just not a huge, end of the year order. The middle school library receives about 12 new books every month, which are put out to students as soon as possible. I don’t consider those a new book order, but rather a subscription that comes on a monthly basis, much like a magazine you would receive at home. As for the comment about nothing higher than a 6th or 7th grade reading level, there are several reasons for this. There are many books above this reading level at the MS, but most are nonfiction, a genre that is not most students first choice. Another factor is subject matter appropriateness. There is a great variance between what might be appropriate for a 6th grader and what might be appropriate for an 8th grader. I try to pick books that appeal to this wide range that would be appropriate for all students in the building. Yet one more factor is what authors write. A functional reading level in the US is between 6th and 8th grade, which is where most Young Adult authors write. I think most people would be surprised at the reading level of the “adult” books they read, because authors target the 6th-8th grade level, even for adult books. Our goal at the MS library is to encourage students to select books that appeal to their interest and become more independent in their selection process. Our vision is to help the right book get the right kid at the right time. We have a book fair every year that has the potential to books on our shelves, but that potential is dependent on students and parents purchasing from the book fair. If you have further questions or comments about this issue, I would be glad to talk to you more about it. 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