Wellington police notes: Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, December 19, 2012•On November 1, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. Haslet, Wellington.•At 12:12 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property and theft of a trailer in the 1200 block S. B, Wellington.•At 1:07 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a lawn mower in the 200 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•5:05 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 700 block E. 9th involved a vehicle operated by Samuel B. Branham, 81, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Stephen L. Anderson, Wellington•5:43 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•5:47 p.m. Officers investigated disorderly conduct and criminal trespass of a known suspect in the 400 block E. Maple, Wellington.•11:05 p.m. Edgar V Barnes, 23, Wellington was arrested on a City of Wellington bench warrant for No Dog Tag and No Proof of Vaccinations (bonded).•11:58 p.m. Latrish R. Wiseman, 36, Wellington was arrested on a City of Wellington Warrant for a charge of theft of services (bonded).last_img read more

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30 Days of Christmas: Mill Creek Lumber and Supply in Wellington has a Black Friday sale for you

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Black Friday is almost here, and there is no reason to drive out of town – especially with a store like Mill Creek Lumber and Supply on 623 East 16th Street in Wellington nearby.Mill Creek is the perfect place to shop for that handy man or woman in your life. Mill Creek and Lumber is having an “After Thanksgiving Sale” on Friday and Saturday only. Stop in on Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. for these special deals: Click on flyer here:Mill Creek Circular After Thanksgiving SaleDo the research: If you truly want to give your loved ones those special gifts, give them something they want like 24,000 BTU 2-burner gas grills selling for $69.99 or a 20 volt max Lithium Ion Cordless drill/driver for $79.99. Those will be hot commodities at the two-day Thanksgiving sale. Don’t be late.Mill Creek Lumber has been an integral source of lumber needs in Wellington for sometime. The company itself started in 1934 when the Dunn family in Tulsa started a lumber company. Today the same Dunn family with Jeff Dunn as President and his father, Jim, as chairman have expanded to 21 locations.Today, Mill Creek offers more than just lumber. Kansas and Oklahoma building construction business professionals as well as designers and homeowners depend on Mill Creek for just about everything in building materials. In addition to the lumber company, Mill Creek has 11 carpet and tile stores, a new kitchen center and windows and doors division.No matter where you shop, you’ll never find a friendlier atmosphere than at the Mill Creek Store in Wellington. Fax: 620-326-2044. How to contact the store:  Telephone: 620-326-2083. Normal store hours:Monday – Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.Saturday – 7:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas stocking stuffers: Make the youngsters squeal in delight with Rev’n Go with Farm Toy Assortments with 5-inch John Deere makes the wee little ones extremely happy. E-mail: bearl@millcreeklumber.comlast_img read more

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Week 12 Fantasy PPR RB Rankings

first_imgWEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWe also saw another back likely to be a popular pickup, Derrius Guice, catch a short pass and turn it into big yardage (45-yard TD). That was one of just two targets for Guice, though, so don’t read too much into that for PPR purposes, although Guice should have no problem gaining yardage wherever he wants against Detroit in Week 12.WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Wide receiver | Tight endPPR fantasy owners will have to deal with a number of significant RB absences due to bye, including Dalvin Cook, Melvin Gordon, Austin Ekeler, Damien Williams and Kenyan Drake. That means sleepers even further down these rankings could matter.WEEK 12 DFS LINEUPS: FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPKalen Ballage somehow managed 12 fantasy points in Week 11 due in part to his five catches despite gaining only 17 total yards, so he’s an option. Since taking over for Mark Walton, Ballage has nine catches. Miles Sanders continues to see passing-game usage for Philly and has a higher workload if Jordan Howard (stinger) is out again. Jaylen Samuels should see an uptick in value, too, assuming James Conner (shoulder) misses Week 12. And if you need a really deep dive, Lions’ RB J.D. McKissic has been targeted at least four times for three straight weeks.MORE WEEK 12:Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Stock watch | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSReminder: Check back for frequent updates during the week. For standard league, individual RB analysis, click here.MORE WEEK 12 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup Builder Our Week 12 fantasy PPR RB rankings offer a perfect time to talk about Kareem Hunt. I saw lots of analysts last week speculating that he wouldn’t even be valuable in PPR leagues, which seemed absurd after seven catches in his Browns debut. We liked his usage enough to recommend him as a standard league FLEX play, but we’ll stick with the PPR goodness for now. After being targeted nine times two weeks ago, Hunt received eight targets and caught six in Week 11. That’s despite the Browns being in full control for most of the game. They simply want to get Hunt involved, and after two straight double-digit fantasy point outings, we shouldn’t have to convince you about Hunt any longer. He also gets to dominate Miami in Week 12, just a bonus.Marlon Mack’s injury has the potential to make two running backs usable in PPR leagues from Indy for Thursday Night Football. Jonathan Williams will be the favored waiver claim, and he did turn a screen pass into 31 yards in Week 11, but that was his only target. His teammate Nyheim Hines saw four targets and caught three after being targeted seven times the week before. Increased usage for Hines should be in the cards against Houston.  LISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 12 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 12 Fantasy PPR Rankings: RBsThese rankings are for full-point PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Christian McCaffrey, CAR @ NO2Alvin Kamara, NO vs. CAR3Saquon Barkley, NYG @ CHI4Nick Chubb, CLE vs. MIA5Josh Jacobs, OAK @ NYJ6Le’Veon Bell, NYJ vs. OAK7Jaylen Samuels, PIT @ CIN8Leonard Fournette, JAX @ TEN9Todd Gurley, LAR vs. BAL10Derrick Henry, TEN vs. JAX11Ezekiel Elliott, DAL @ NE12Tevin Coleman, SF vs. GB13Devin Singletary, BUF vs. DEN14David Montgomery, CHI vs. NYG15Chris Carson, SEA @ PHI16Joe Mixon, CIN vs. PIT17Phillip Lindsay, DEN @ BUF18Kareem Hunt, CLE vs. MIA19Jonathan Williams, IND @ HOU20Aaron Jones, GB @ SF21James White, NE vs. DAL22Miles Sanders, PHI vs. SEA23Mark Ingram, BAL @ LAR24Carlos Hyde, HOU vs. IND25Derrius Guice, WAS vs. DET26Ronald Jones, TB @ ATL27Brian Hill, ATL vs. TB28Royce Freeman, DEN @ BUF29Jamaal Williams, GB @ SF30Sony Michel, NE vs. DAL31Kalen Ballage, MIA @ CLE32Bo Scarbrough, DET @ WAS33Tarik Cohen, CHI vs. NYG34Nyheim Hines, IND @ HOU35Duke Johnson Jr., HOU vs. IND36Raheem Mostert, SF vs. GB37Latavius Murray, NO vs. CAR38Adrian Peterson, WAS vs. DET39Benny Snell Jr., PIT @ CIN40Peyton Barber, TB @ ATL41Dare Ogunbowale, TB @ ATL42J.D. McKissic, DET @ WAS43Frank Gore, BUF vs. DEN44Ty Johnson, DET @ WAS45Qadree Ollison, ATL vs. TB46Giovani Bernard, CIN vs. PIT47Rex Burkhead, NE vs. DAL48Gus Edwards, BAL @ LAR49Rashaad Penny, SEA @ PHI50Bilal Powell, NYJ vs. OAK51Jay Ajayi, PHI vs. SEA52Malcolm Brown, LAR vs. BAL53Dion Lewis, TEN vs. JAX54Tony Pollard, DAL @ NE55Wayne Gallman, NYG @ CHIlast_img read more

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College Football Playoff updated rankings: Who are the top four teams in the fourth CFP poll of 2019?

first_imgThe Big 12 now has two teams in the top 10 in No. 7 Oklahoma and No. 9 Baylor. Big Ten has teams in No. 8 Minnesota and No. 10 Penn State to round out the top 10. MORE: Best Rivalry Week storylinesThe Playoff rankings will be released each Tuesday leading up to conference championship weekend, and the final rankings will be unveiled on Dec. 8. The College Football Playoff semifinals will be on Dec. 28 at the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta and PlayStation Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. The CFP championship game will be Jan. 13 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.With that, the fourth set of College Football Playoff rankings:College Football Playoff rankings 2019Who are the top four CFP teams after Week 13?RankingTeamRecord1.Ohio State11-02.LSU11-03.Clemson11-04.Georgia10-1Who are the first two teams out of the CFP after Week 13?RankingTeamRecord5.Alabama10-16.Utah10-1CFP top 25 rankings after Week 13RankingTeamRecord1.Ohio State11-02.LSU11-03.Clemson11-04.Georgia10-15.Alabama10-16.Utah10-17.Oklahoma10-18.Minnesota10-19.Baylor10-110.Penn State9-211.Florida9-212.Wisconsin9-213.Michigan9-214.Oregon9-215.Auburn8-316.Notre Dame9-217.Iowa8-318.Memphis10-119.Cincinnati10-120.Boise State10-121.Oklahoma State8-322.USC8-423.Iowa State7-424.Virginia Tech8-325.Appalachian State10-1 The fourth set of College Football Playoff rankings will be revealed on Tuesday.Ohio State took the No. 1 spot from LSU, which fell to No. 2. No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia stayed in the same spots. Alabama remains at No. 5, and Utah bumped up to No. 6.last_img read more

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Sporting News’ college basketball All-Decade team for the 2010s

first_imgIt can be like comparing apples to seashells.Although there was no formula, we were able to choose a team filled with players whose excellence will linger in the college game for years to come — and who will remain legends forever to the programs fortunate now to call them alumni.Center: Anthony Davis, Kentucky (2011-12) Why he’s here: It took a while for Davis to find his niche as a college player. He produced four single-figure scoring games in his first 11 appearances. When it was time to select our mid-season All-America team, we did not include him on the first team — but told everyone to expect he would be Player of the Year in the end. Not only did he manage that, he became Most Outstanding Player at the 2012 Final Four and led the Wildcats to the NCAA championship. Davis continued to evolve as an offensive player even up through that weekend in New Orleans, improving his jumpshot and adding a jump-hook that wasn’t part of his arsenal at the start of the year. His NCAA Tournament was the best any player delivered in the ‘10s.By the numbers: Davis blocked 29 shots in the 2012 tournament, the second-best total ever.Power forward: Zion Williamson, Duke (2018-19)Why he’s here: Williamson introduced himself to the college basketball world with 28 points on 11-of-13 shooting in a 118-84 destruction of Kentucky, and it was clear we’d never seen anything quite like him. He became a phenomenon during his one season with the Blue Devils, to the point it no longer was necessary to use his last name. Williamson shot 68 percent from the field and averaged 22.8 points and 8.9 rebounds, but those numbers do not convey his influence on Duke’s performances. Opponents struggled with how to defend him, and the only game in which he did not register at least 11 points was one in which he was injured after a single minute. All that was missing from his resume was a Final Four appearance, denied by a one-point Elite Eight loss to Michigan State.By the numbers: After returning from a notorious knee injury last March — an injury that led many analysts to declared that he should stop playing college basketball to protect his NBA Draft status — Williamson showed his commitment by playing 258 of a possible 280 minutes in the ACC and NCAA tournaments. Small forward: Doug McDermott, Creighton (2010-14)Why he’s here: As a high school teammate of Harrison Barnes in Ames, Iowa, McDermott was not widely recruited by major programs and signed a letter of intent to play at Northern Iowa. After McDermott’s father was hired at Creighton, however, UNI agreed to release him. He wound up tearing up the Missouri Valley Conference for three years, averaging 14.9 points as a freshman and following that with seasons of 22.9 points per game and 23.2. Those skeptics who contended McDermott’s production was a product of mostly playing mid-major competition in the Valley were proved wrong when Creighton moved to the Big East in advance of his senior season and Doug responded with his best season: 26.7 points per game and 96 made 3-pointers.By the numbers: McDermott’s career total of 3,150 points ranks No. 6 on the NCAA all-time list. He is one of only 10 players to top 3,000 career points and one of three with 3,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.Point guard: Shabazz Napier, Connecticut (2010-14)Why he’s here: Napier was not the most spectacular guard to appear in college basketball this decade, but what a winner he was. Napier was an essential contributor to UConn’s surprising run to the 2011 NCAA championship, never starting but appearing 28 minutes per game in the final three games, and all but carried the Huskies to the title in 2014. He was a consensus All-American in 2014, when he produced 18 points and 4.9 assists. When Kentucky’s heralded Julius Randle struggled to 10 points on 3-of-7 shooting in the 2014 title game, Napier coolly scored 20 and hit 4-of-9 from 3-point range. He never was as spectacular as teammate Kemba Walker was in 2010-11, but Napier’s presence wound up having double the impact — at least in terms of rings.By the numbers: After becoming a starter as a sophomore, Napier never averaged fewer than 35 minutes.Point guard: Jalen Brunson, Villanova (2015-18)Why he’s here: Brunson’s junior season in 2017-18 definitely was the most dominant season of any player at his position this decade, and one would have to reach back at least to Jameer Nelson’s 2013-14 season to find a comparable performance. The difference, of course, being that Nelson’s heart was broken in the Elite Eight and Brunson got to stand on the podium and celebrate a second championship in three years. Brunson averaged 18.9 points and 4.6 assists, but those numbers were diminished by the Wildcats’ abundance of offensive options and capable passers. Everything started with him, but it wasn’t necessary for Brunson to finish it all. When Villanova inverted its offense, he was dominant in the low post. When he remained on the perimeter, he hit .408 on threes. College basketball is perhaps the most curious sport in which to select an All-Decade team because a large percentage of the best and most influential players only stuck around for 1/10th of it.We were left to judge whether the impact of one sensational, game-changing player for a single season superseded the performance of excellent — but perhaps not dominant — athletes who contributed for three or four full seasons. By the numbers: In 2017-18, Brunson shot 59.9 percent from the field on 2-pointers, converting 184-of-307. He stands just 6-3.Coach: John Calipari, Kentucky (2009-2019)Why he’s here: Calipari arrived at Kentucky with the foundation of an excellent recruiting class in place; he’d been working on landing John Wall, DeMarcus Cousins, Xavier Henry and others while he was at Memphis. All but Henry chose to follow him to UK. They became the first of his 30-win UK teams, but it wasn’t until Anthony Davis arrived two years later that Calipari claimed his first NCAA championship. He insists it was never a plan to rely on elite one-and-done prospects, and many critics insisted he should try a different approach, but it’s hard when even the guys who are not top-of-the-charts prospects blossom and enter the draft, as well. (Goodbye, Tyler Herro!) Calipari kept Kentucky not only relevant, but essential through all that. The Wildcats reached the Elite Eight in 2010, 2017 and 2019, the Final Four in 2010, 2014 and 2015 and the top of the mountain in 2012.By the numbers: 41.2 percent of Calipari’s 757 career victories to date have occurred at Kentucky.last_img read more

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WHS Daily Bulletin: If students want to be in Winter Color Guard, turn in the paperwork

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015:Tuesday-ThursdayNo school activities scheduled.Friday •National Honor Society winter formal.Saturday•Wrestling at El Dorado, 9 a.m.•JV wrestling at Winfield, 9 a.m.•Crusader Carol at 6:30 p.m.Today’s Lunch —  Ham and Cheese Sandwich, Potato Wedges, Fresh Broccoli, Grape Bunches, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Milk.Wednesday’s Lunch — Taco Burger with Bun, Romaine and Tomato, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Tortilla Chips with Salsa and MilkToday’s News: *Attention students interested in joining Winter Color Guard: Your paperwork needs to be turned in to Ms. Vaughn this week in order to participate in tryouts next week.*Crusader Creators will NOT meet this week.*Students that are interested in working the Wellington Wrestling Tournament on Dec. 12th…please see Mr. Buchanan.  Students will get paid for working.*Its’ not too late to sign up to go on the 2017 Spain Trip. Sign up soon to receive a $200 discount! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Groom.*Crusaders to DC will meet at 5:30 in Room 206 today.  Topics will be Casey’s Card Blitz, Airline Ticket Information and Payment Dates.* Reminder, the next Work Ethic Meeting is tomorrow at 11:30 in room 107*Attention Wellington High students! Do you enjoy photography?  Are you a great photographer?  A photography contest is taking place now!  The subject of your photographs can be anything that screams Wellington. Photos must be taken by you this semester.  File size must be at least 16 x 20 inches and cannot be taken with a camera phone. Only 3 entries per person.  Winners photos will be printed and used to decorate USD 353 central offices.  Deadline is Dec 20!  There will be cash prizes! Please submit digital files to Mrs. Groom.*NHS is hosting the winter formal dance on December 4th- 8:30 pm to 11pm. Admission is $5 , or you can bring 5 non perishable items. There be a concession stand available.Fun Fact of the Day:If you received all of the gifts in the 12 Days of Christmas, you would have 364 gifts. 184 of them are birds!Follow us on Twitter. 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 commentslast_img read more

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Erase your criminal record… Attorney Linda Howerton can help you

first_img(Advertisement) Erase Your Criminal Record! For $400 Flat Fee per Sumner County District Court Case, $280 Flat Fee per Wellington Municipal Court Case – which includes filing feesLimited Time Only! - Misdemeanor or Felony Expungements - Sumner and Wellington Only.You may expunge or erase your criminal record for a flat fee of $400 for each Sumner County District Court case or $280 for each Wellington Municipal Court case.  Both amounts include the filing fees.  Convictions or arrests may be eligible.  All cases must be paid for by March 31, 2016 to be eligible for this flat rate.You must have no criminal convictions for at least three to five years following the end of your probation or parole and meet other statutory eligibility requirements.  If non-eligibility can be determined without research, there will be no charge.  If research is needed to determine what you were arrested for or convicted of OR when your probation or parole period ended AND you are determined to be NOT eligible for filing for an expungement, there will be a $70 charge and the remainder will be refunded to you.  Therefore, bring any documentation you may have when you see the attorney.  Once the motion is filed, no money will be refunded, regardless of the outcome.An expungement will block your conviction or arrest from certain employers and others as allowed by statute, however it does not totally erase your record.Filing does not guarantee an expungement, but your case will be brought before the judge for him to decide whether an expungement should be granted.  Other restrictions may apply. If interested call or come by the Law Office of AttorneyLinda K. Howerton219 W. 15th StreetWellington, Kansas 67152620-326-3774lindakhowerton.comlast_img read more

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Wichita Eagle places 3 Wellington girls, 1 boy on all-class list; Sumner County basketball players well represented

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 (2) 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 Colorado Connection · 229 weeks ago Congratulations to all of our Crusaders who were honored. We are so proud of all of you ! Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Rhonda · 229 weeks ago Congratulations all – FYI AJ is just sophomore so we have a couple of more years to see him in action and watch him grow in his talent. Report Reply 0 replies · active 229 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 — As mentioned before, Grace Mitchell, a 6-2, senior was named Wellington High School’s first All State basketball player in its history this week in the Wichita Eagle, the state’s largest newspaper.Grace MitchellThe 6-2 senior, who averaged 21.7 points per game was joined by Kylah Comley, a 5-4, senior from Sterling; Kendrian Elliot, a 6-2, sr. of Wichita South; Ericka Mattingly, a 5-9, sr. of Wichita South, and Benni Rose, a 6-0, sr. from Shawnee Mission Northwest. The feature can be found on the Varsity Kansas site here:Mitchell’s all state honors were not the only recognized by the Wellington girls basketball team which finished with a record-breaking 24-1 season.Mitchell was also named to the first team Class 4A Div. 1.Lauren SnipesLauren Snipes, a 6-1, junior, who averaged 12.1 ppg for the Crusaders, was named to the WHS second team.Avery Rusk, a sophomore, was named to the honorable mention list.On the boys side, A.J. Snipes, a 6-2, senior, was named to the honorable mention Class 4A Div. 1.Caldwell’s Colten Ward, a 5-10, junior, who averaged 18.6 ppg., was listed on the first team for Class 1A Div. II.Other Sumner County school basketball players recognized on the Wichita Eagle list include:Girls •Hailie Jones, freshman, Conway Springs – Class 3A honorable mention;•Chloie Ralls, senior, South Haven – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.•Shelby Schmidt, senior, Caldwell – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.•Tylyn Ward, freshman, Caldwell – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.•Cora Vineyard, freshman, Argonia – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention. Boys•Josh Dugan, junior, Conway Springs – Class 3A honorable mention.•Brandon Happy, senior, Belle Plaine – Class 3A honorable mention.•Jacob Winter, junior, Conway Springs – Class 3A honorable mention.•Lane Browning, junior, South Haven – Class 1A Div. I honorable mention.•Seth Hamburger, junior, Argonia – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.•Kolten Koerner, senior, Argonia – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.•Dilyn Volavka, senior, Caldwell – Class 1A Div. II honorable mention.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Losing his wife to a drunk driver, Jared Estes speaks to Wellington’s youth of the dangers of underage drinking

first_imgJared Estes was the motivation speaker at Wednesday’s Townhall Meeting.by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Jared Estes lost the love of his life when a drunk driver decided to get behind the wheel of his Porsche and drive over 120 miles per hour.Jared and his wife Paige were high school sweethearts, having met at a basketball game, where he played ball and she was a cheerleader. After attending the Homecoming dance together, they were inseparable from there, even attending Wichita State University together, when Estes popped the question.“I hid a diamond ring in her favorite candy, Fun Dip, and sealed it back up,” Estes said.Estes told his story of defying medical odds and tragic emotional loss during the Town Hall meeting on underage drinking held at Memorial Auditorium Wednesday evening. The event was sponsored by the Sumner County Community Drug Action Team, along with local and area law enforcement, who were also in attendance.A free dinner of hotdogs, chips and water were served to the crowd in attendance. Law enforcement had drunk and drug goggles for attendees to try on to see perspective of why drunk driving is dangerous.In 2005, Jared and Paige Estes were newlyweds, at age 25 years, coming home from a hockey game with two friends when life as they knew it tragically changed. Estes’ life was changed in ways he never could have imagined. He barely escaped death and suffered second and third degree burns on 50 percent of his body.“Someone passing by saw the accident, stopped and dragged me out of the car,” Estes said. “When they stood me up, I noticed that my fingers looked weird.”One of their friends was ejected, broke both of her hips, but healed. The other friend was badly burned, but also survived. Estes’ wife, Paige, didn’t survive, as the car was engulfed in flames.“I knew I was in trouble and I was in terrible pain, but I was just worried about my wife and our friends,” Estes said.His face was severely burned and scarred, and his body was burned beyond belief.Shortly after this, Estes was in a coma for two weeks, and didn’t know that his new bride hadn’t survived the deadly crash. Upon waking from a coma, he asked for Paige, and was told the devastating news by his father.“I was pretty doped up in the hospital,” Estes said. “All the drugs in the world couldn’t get rid of that pain.”Paige’s funeral occurred while Estes was in a coma, making it impossible for him to grieve like he should have been able to. He wanted to give up. He prayed to God to let him die, and eventually endured over 50 surgeries, including numerous skin grafts, and receiving a prosthetic ear. For the rest of his life, he will have to wear a sleeve on his right arm due to the burns received.Estes explained his surgeries, and showed graphic pictures of what he looked like beforehand. As a lot of his hair had burned off, surgeons had to place banders in to pull his hairline back together.“The material used in the banders is the same material used in breast implants, so the big joke was that I was having boobs implanted on my head,” Estes joked.One time, he got an infection in the banders, and the gauze wasn’t doing the job of absorbing all of the blood.“The nurse left, and came back with some maxi pads,” Estes laughed. “I said, you’re going to put maxi pads on the boobs on my head?”While in the hospital, he made himself a goal to visit his late wife’s grave as soon as he was able to. He finally traveled back to Bucklin, Kan. and did just that.“I was miserable at first, I couldn’t grieve the way I wanted to,” Estes said. “I imagined that when I visited her grave, I’d grab handfuls of dirt and throw the into the air and scream. I didn’t even have the strength to kneel, so I sat in a lawn chair.”For awhile, he sunk into a deep, dark depression, thinking he was a burden to his friends and family, and even wanted to give up for awhile. Then, he realized that if the situation were reversed, he would want Paige to find happiness.After about three years, and 50 surgeries, Estes was able to come to grips with what had happened and eventually, learned to let go of the hate toward the man who caused the accident. After a few court trials, the drunk driver was finally sentenced to 23 years in prison.Estes has a good outlook on life, and two years ago, quit his job in the arena business to become a motivational speaker full time. He also does resiliance training with soldiers, and has run four marathons.“I believe that’s what I’m meant to do,” Estes said. “Paige would want me to move on with my life and be happy.”Estes explained to the crowd that he had learned lessons that could also be used as weapons: grace, teamwork, goals, control, fear, attitude, perspective, no pity, gratefulness and letting go.“Once I learned gratefulness, I now think of all the blessings I have in life,” Estes said. “You don’t have to be a victim of circumstance.”Throughout the evening, prizes of restaurant gift cards, Walmart gift cards, Chromebooks and a hover board were awarded to random names drawn.Following his motivational speech, Estes was met with a standing ovation and loud applause from a crowd of both adults and young adults alike. Estes was available in the lobby for photo opportunities and visiting following his speech.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. -2 Vote up Vote down Turkeyleg · 226 weeks ago Just remember, 83% of accidents are caused by sober drivers, well thats if you add people that are on medications that make you drowsy that are out there driving. If you don’t know, people can be arrested for impaired driving. “Impaired driving is one of America’s most often committed and deadliest crimes. Driving while impaired can refer to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both.” So the next time you climb into a car after popping a few pills the doc gave ya, don’t be cuzzing the drunks drivers. Report Reply 0 replies · active 226 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Jeff d. · 225 weeks ago And it is not just an underage problem. It is largely an over teenage problem and that includes Wellington. There are people drive under the influence here every single day and we need them taught “the lesson,” no matter who they are. Alcohol and cars do not mix. Metal and flesh do not mix. 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first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.Happy bargain hunting!Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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 Lisa Huck · 217 weeks ago Garage Sale 1224 North Washington — Books, luggage, sports equipment, weights and weight bar, ping-pong table, Beanie Babies, lawn tools, coats, Men’s clothing. Garage behind house in back. Saturday, June 18th 8:00 to 3:00 Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Andy oldridge · 217 weeks ago Huge in door sale 1310 n a we have tons of stuff from all ranges 6-16 Thursday 830 am to 4 pm to Saturday the 18th 830 am to ? On Saturday Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Lisa Huck · 217 weeks ago Forgot to put xbox 360 and xbox 360 games on the Huck garage sale 1224 north Washington. Thanks Report Reply 0 replies · active 217 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more

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