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  • Wellington Police Notes: Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30, 2013

    first_imgSunday June 30, 2013•12:45 a.m. Jerry L. Fike, 52, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeying a stop sign.•1:44  a.m. Steven R. Berge w/m 45 Wellington was arrested for driving without insurance and speeding in the block N. Woodlawn, Wellington. (bonded)•On June 25, 2013 at 12 p.m. Donette L. Cypert, 51, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with disobeyed traffic signal.•4:41 p.m. Earl R. Betz, 83, Blackwell, Okla. was issued a notice to appear charged with speeding 59 mph in a 45 mph zone. (radar)•6:12 p.m. Juvenile female, 14, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with driving without a valid driver’s license.•6:12 p.m. Devin D. Oleson, 38, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with no       seatbelt and allowing an Unauthorized Minor to drive.•9:26 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 400 block N. Olive, Wellington.•9:58 p.m. Joshua R. Kabureck, 33, Wellington was arrested and charged with criminal damage to property/DV (bonded). Wellington Police notes for Friday, June 28, to Sunday, June 30, 2013:Friday, June 28, 2013•9:45 a.m. Weston H. Farley, 21, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.•9:35 a.m. Officers took a report of violation of protection order by a known suspect in the 500 block. N. Plum, Wellington.•9:58 a.m. Officers investigated a battery of a known suspect in the 1000 block. W. College, Wellington.•2:09 p.m. Officers investigated forgery and theft by a known suspect in the 1400 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•7:39 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block N. B, Wellington.•9:53 p.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 800 block W. 8th, Wellington. Saturday, June 29, 2013•12:37 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a known suspect in the 2000 block. E. 16th, Wellington.•7:26 a.m. Officer investigated domestic battery and criminal damage to property in the 2200       block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•8:21 a.m. Phillip C.R. Vaughan Jr., 43, Wellington was arrested and charged with domestic    violence, battery and criminal damage to property/DV.•1:20 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 700 block N. Elm, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Racheal A. Singleton, 38, Wellington and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Bertha L. White, Wellington.•1:52 p.m. Officers took an animal complaint in the 1200 block N. Plum, Wellington.•3:06  p.m. George R. Cameron, 18, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with careless driving.•10:52 p.m. Steven C. Owens, 31, Wellington was arrested for driving while suspended, no proof of insurance and defective tail light in the 1500 block. N. Washington, Wellington.•11:25 p.m. Sherri G. Anderson, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with defective headlight.last_img read more

  • Jack Leroy Lansden, 93, Oklahoma City: July 15, 1920 – Nov. 19, 2013

    first_imgJack LansdenJack Leroy Lansden, age 93, of Oklahoma City, OK, devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away Tuesday morning, November 19, 2013 at Norman Regional Hospital in Norman, OK.  He was a retired co-owner of Frank Funeral Home from 1945 – 1983.Jack was born on July 15, 1920 in Wellington, KS to Guy L. Lansden and Edith C. (Wilson) Lansden.  He was a Wellington High School graduate with the class of 1939.  He served in the United States Navy from 1939 – 1945.  He was aboard the Destroyer the USS Leary in the North Atlantic Ocean when it was sunk on December 24, 1943 by a German submarine.  Of the 176 men aboard, he was one of the 79 survivors and the last man to be rescued.He married Dorothy Pauline Gardner, the love of his life since he was 12 years old, on December 22, 1941 at the Methodist Church in Wellington, KS.  She preceded him in death on August 7, 2011.Jack enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, traveling to Europe where he and Dorothy visited Austria, France and Germany.He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Dorothy; son, Roger; and two brothers, John and Paul.Survivors include his two children, Stephen Lansden and his wife Sanetha of Wellington and Rita Moran and her husband Edward of Norman, OK; six grandchildren, Eric (Rachel) Lansden, Sharon (Rob) Doornbos, Spencer (Danielle) Moran, Meghan Moran, Dustin Lansden, and Paige Lansden; eight great grandchildren, Peyton and Evan Lansden, Levi, Cade, Lucas, and Cora Doornbos, Alexandria Moran, and Tatum Davey; daughter-in-law, Robin Brooks of Phoenix, AZ; and, special friends, Erik and Lori Hulse.The family would like to thank Meadow Lake Retirement Center for assisting him for the past three years, and those like Lori, Patricia, Brandi and Terrie who showed both he and Dorothy great love and compassion.Funeral Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home in Wellington on Monday, November 25, 2013 at 11:00 A.M.  Pastor Dan Floyd will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Sumner Memorial Gardens.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, November 24, 2013 from 1 to 8 p.m. The family will greet friends from 2 to 4 p.m.In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with the Avenue of Flags at the Wellington Cemetery and Guiding Light Community Church, P. O. Box 3949, N. Ft. Myers, FL  33918.  Contributions can be left at the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

  • Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, March 4, 2014

    first_imgWellington Police notes for Tuesday, March 04, 2014•9:12 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1100 block S. Jefferson, Wellington.•11:15 a.m. Officers investigated possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the Wellington by known suspects on December 9th, 2013.•1:50 p.m. Danielle Mueller, 20, Wellington was served a summons to appear for battery and disorderly conduct.last_img

  • Wellington police notes: Monday, June 2, 2014

    first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, June 02, 2014:•7:08 a.m. Officers investigated a suicide of a known subject in the 700 block E. 7th, Wellington.•10 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 1400 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.•10:41 a.m. Officers took a report of a found bicycle in the 700 block W. 4th, Wellington.last_img

  • MLB free-agent rumors: Nationals say only Strasburg or Rendon can return

    first_imgEven without Gomes’ deal, they’re more than halfway toward the $208 million CBT threshold when also factoring in minor league salaries and player benefits. Washington exceeded the $206 million 2019 threshold by $75,844, according to Baseball Prospectus.Strasburg and Rendon are in line for huge contracts this offseason after leading the Nats to the franchise’s first World Series title.Strasburg, 31, opted out of the final four years of a seven-year, $175 million contract in November. The Yankees are among the teams to have met with Strasburg and agent Scott Boras since then. Rendon, 29 and also a Boras client, made $18.8 million in 2019, per Baseball Prospectus. The Dodgers and Rangers are rumored to be among the most interested outside suitors. Nationals ownership negotiated with its star free agents through the media Thursday.Managing principal owner Mark Lerner told NBC Sports Washington’s Donald Dell that the club has the money to bring back right-hander Stephen Strasburg or third baseman Anthony Rendon, but not both. “We really can only afford to have one of those two guys,” Lerner told Dell. “They’re huge numbers. We already have a really large payroll to begin with.”SN’s FA PREDICTIONS: Where Strasburg, Rendon may landAccording to NBC Sports Washington, Lerner later put the onus on Strasburg and Rendon to work with ownership on new deals.”We can give them a great offer — which we’ve done to both of those players. They’re great people. We’d be delighted if they stay. But it’s not up to us, it’s up to them. That’s why they call it free agency,” Lerner was quoted as saying.FAGAN: Yankees smartly aggressive with pursuit of Strasburg, ColeThe world champion Nats have about $91.5 million committed to five players for the 2020 season per Competitive Balance Tax calculations, per Baseball Prospectus. Those commitments do not include a reported two-year, $10 million contract for free-agent catcher Yan Gomes.last_img read more

  • Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, August 4, 2016

    first_imgWellington Police notes: Thursday, August 4, 2016:•2:19 a.m. Officers investigated a domestic battery, theft and driving under the influence of drugs &/or alcohol in the 1000 block W. Lincoln, Wellington by a known suspect.•3:20 a.m. Julie J. Zeka-Wright, 37, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with domestic battery, theft and driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.•6 a.m. Ezekiel J. Voshell, 24, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with criminal damage to property and violation of a protection order.•8:26 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•1 p.m. Eric A. Lowe, 34, Derby, was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed stop sign.•1 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 900 block N. Blaine, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Vedia J. Roads, 78, Wellington and Joyce J. Goodall, 66, Wichita.•2:22 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a gasoline can in the 900 block S. H, Wellington.•4:08 p.m. Officers conducted a trespass warning in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington by known suspect.•7:54 p.m. Officers took a report of a civil problem in the 900 block N. C, Wellington.•8:04 p.m. Officers took a report of an animal complaint in the 800 block S. C, Wellington.•8:13 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by juvenile male, 16, Wellington and Kimberly R. Lewellen,  43, Wellington.•8:13 p.m. Juvenile male, 16, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for disobeyed traffic signal.•8:31 p.m. Noah D. Moody, 18, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Bench Warrant for failure to appear.last_img read more

  • LA Galaxy’s Efrain Alvarez cracks Goal’s NxGn list; will he play for U.S. or Mexico in the future?

    first_imgGOAL on Tuesday released its annual list of the top 50 wonderkids across the global football landscape, and MLS fans will be excited to learn that one of the league’s players made the cut.Efrain Alvarez, the 17-year-old midfielder for the LA Galaxy, came in at No. 43 on the list, which may not seem all that high. But consider that the 18-year-old Takefusa Kubo, No. 9 on this year’s list, barely cracked last year’s entry at No. 49. So it’s possible Alvarez will shoot up the list next season, if he continues to improve. MORE: Gio Reyna says facing Liverpool in first Dortmund start ‘a really good opportunity’Rarely does Zlatan Ibrahimovic offer praise for anyone other than himself, so when he called Alvarez “by far the biggest talent” in the MLS, it certainly raised a lot of eyebrows. In 14 matches with the senior team this season, Alvarez dealt three assists, showing off his creativity and skill. He also stole the show in his Galaxy debut, assisting on the equalizer and setting up the winning goal against the Chicago Fire.16-year-old Efrain Alvarez stole the show in his MLS debut on Saturday night for the LA Galaxy 🔥— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) March 5, 2019Here’s a look at some of his highlights from 2018 at the youth level:Efrain Alvarez is 15, and he’s a total baller 🔥(🎥 via @USL)— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 24, 2018Alvarez’s talent has led to a battle for his national team services between the United States and Mexico. Alvarez is an LA native and was captain of the U.S. U-15 team in 2016, but also played for Mexico at the youth level, scoring four goals and dealing two assists in the 2019 FIFA U-17 World Cup while leading El-Tri to a runner-up finish. In the process, he delivered this golazo that will have Americans hoping he switches back to play at the senior level.México is in the U-17 World Cup Final! 🇲🇽Efrain Alvarez’s free kick equalizer vs the Netherlands helped #ElTri reach the shootout, where they prevailed to set up a date with Brazil.Watch Sunday’s #U17WC Final at 5pm ET, live on FS2 and the FOX Sports App.— FOX Soccer (@FOXSoccer) November 15, 2019Will Efrain Alvarez play for the U.S. or Mexico?Mike Muñoz, Alvarez’s club coach at the time he decided to switch from the U.S. to Mexico, tried to explain his reasoning via Soccer America. “With U.S. Soccer, Efra was dropped from the camp for whatever reason. I don’t know if there was a collective decision from U.S. Soccer,” Muñoz said. “Unfortunately when he was dropped, Mexico came knocking at the door and he has been there ever since.”There were rumblings that Alvarez might make an appearance for Mexico in the Gold Cup this past summer, which would have cap-tied him to Mexico. But it never came to fruition, which means his options are still open.According to CBS, a source close to Alvarez said, “Mexico is on top of him,” but added that there is still time for the U.S. to poach him. But there appears to be more commitment from Alvarez and his family with Mexico.last_img read more

  • Federal judge overturns Iowa’s 2012 ‘ag gag’ law

    first_imgDES MOINES — A federal court has ruled Iowa’s so-called “ag gag” law is unconstitutional.The law set up a penalty for people who get a job on a farm or in a livestock confinement in order to go undercover to release details of the operation or free the animals. Rita Bettis Austen of the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa says the law violated First Amendment rights.“An especially grievous harm to our democracy occurs when the government uses the power of the criminal laws to target unpopular speech, to protect those with power,” she says, “and that’s exactly what this law was always about.”Randy Evans, executive director of the Iowa Freedom of Information Council, says the court mentioned the value of undercover investigations.“To allow and to prevent the state of Iowa from making a criminal action for entities that publish the truth,” he says, “that shine the spotlight on activities that are of deep interest to the citizens of the state of Iowa.”Matthew Liebman, an attorney for the Animal Legal Defense Fund, says the law stifled investigations his clients might have conducted.“They weren’t willing to put their investigators at risk of going to prison,” he says, “so now that this law is no longer an obstacle, I think we could expect to start seeing undercover investigations in Iowa.”Governor Terry Branstad signed the law in 2012, saying it’s wrong for people to try to disrupt farming operations. Others who supported the law say people who enter livestock barns under false pretenses can expose the animals to diseases. Federal courts have struck down laws in Idaho, Utah and Wyoming that were — like Iowa’s law — intended to discourage groups like PETA from videotaping inside livestock confinements.last_img read more

  • Lawyer fees in former governor lawsuit surpass $2.4 million

    first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A state panel has approved the latest bill for former Gov. Terry Branstad’s continued fight against a jury verdict that found he discriminated against a former state executive.The Iowa Executive Council approved payment Monday of a bill for over $488,000 to a Des Moines law firm. That raises the taxpayer costs of defending Branstad to $2.4 million.Jurors unanimously found in July that Branstad, now U.S. ambassador to China, and his former legal counsel Brenna Findley discriminated against former Iowa Workers’ Compensation Commissioner Chris Godfrey in 2011 because he’s gay.State taxpayers also may end up paying Godfrey’s legal costs of $3.5 million if they’re approved by a judge as well as the $1.5 million in damages the jury awarded Godfrey.Gov. Kim Reynolds, Secretary of State Paul Pate and Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig, the Republicans on the council, supported paying the bills. Democratic Auditor Rob Sand also voted to pay the bill but says he won’t support paying appeal costs. State Treasurer Michael Fitzgerald, a Democrat, opposed paying the latest bill.last_img read more

  • Clear Lake council sets pubic hearing for approving second phase of City Beach Enhancement Project

    first_imgView City Beach presentation at this link CLEAR LAKE — The Clear Lake City Council this week set the date for a public hearing on the second phase of the City Beach Enhancement Project. The project, estimated at $1.2 million, features the construction of a splash pad, a new restroom facility, a sun shade shelter area, as well as landscaping and lighting improvements. Jason Blome of RDG Planning & Design says the new splash pad would have three different zones, with one zone being more geared to toddlers.  “It has a variety of play opportunities with a foaming geyser-gusher, kind of smaller jets that aren’t quite as intimidating for the smaller kids. They can sit down and really get integrated into those splash pad features. There’s also vertical features in this particular zone for the young kids. We’ve got a fish, a frog, a really large leaf component, and a little waterfall-volcano type element in that area.”Blome says the other two zones will also incorporate lighting into the splash pad.  “A lot of the components in zone two and three also have LED lighting, so at night those features would be lit up. One of the strategic reasons for these locations is they are right along the beach in the walkway, and they’re kind of a nice forefront to the restroom building that will have some art features incorporated onto the facade of that building as well. Also in the fringes of these areas are some smaller bubblers for the young kids as well.” Blome says the sun shade shelter will be a nice added feature for adults watching their children enjoy the splash pad.  “Another architectural component to the site is the shade canopy that is located directly to and parallel with the water treatment plant. It provides shade respite for the parents, good for flexible type use, adjacent to the splash pad area.” Councilman Mike Callanan was part of a committee of councilmen, city staff and community organizations that’s been working with RDG on the project. He says the plan has exceeded his expectations of improving the area.  “From a personal standpoint, it’s got the wow factor, and I think the locals, as well as people visiting our beautiful community, are going to find it as a very wonderful thing for the city of Clear Lake.” The public hearing and award of contract for the second phase of the City Beach improvements will be held at the council’s January 6th meeting. last_img read more