Bruce Bochy built a career on small gestures to become a legendary manager

first_imgWhen Hunter Pence made the All-Star team this year as a member of the Rangers, Bochy was one of the first people to reach out with congratulations, a meaningful gesture to Pence knowing Bochy was busy trying to uplift a struggling Giants team.Those are a small portion of the gestures Bochy extended and the deep individual bonds he built in 25 seasons as an MLB skipper. A host of former players and front-office coworkers descended on Oracle Park after his final game Sunday to honor him and participate in an emotional ceremony, appreciating his role in their own achievements. Bochy retired having won 2,003 games and three championships. “You can definitely have success with many people, but I think he was a huge driving engine,” Pence told Sporting News. “He was the leader, and I don’t think it’s a coincidence that he also went to a World Series with the Padres and then came over and he went to three with the Giants. These things don’t just happen.”MORE: Potential Joe Maddon replacements in ChicagoPence played for the Giants from 2012 to 2018, winning two titles with the franchise. He said one of his favorite examples of Bochy keeping himself close to his players throughout grueling 162-game schedules was the manager’s penchant for wandering the rows of the team plane to banter with each member of the squad. He’d catch up, talk trash, play cards and generally entertain a sometimes weary group.Others noticed that effort, too, and identified it as a testament to the manager’s leadership strength.“It’s one of the things I love for a manager,” Sandoval said. “When you’ve got a good relationship with your players and you’ve got the chance to joke around, that means respect. He earned that with everyone around here.”Bochy has also long earned praise for his in-game coaching skill. During his run of three championships in five years, he had a habit of making the ideal bullpen maneuver or lineup tweak, maximizing the production of his role players. For those in the opposite dugout, it could be a challenge to keep up with his cunning moves.“Guys like Boch, they set the bar. Boch and Tony (La Russa) and Jim Leyland … there’s guys that you know are really good,” said Marlins manager Don Mattingly, who also managed regularly against Bochy while at the helm for the Dodgers. “You look at the championships and the way he handles his teams, it seems like every move he made was the right move during those times.”Bochy built up credit with a staggering range of people in and around the league in his career, many of whom came to Oracle Park on Sunday to show what he meant to them. Among those faces was Tim Lincecum, a recluse since leaving the game in 2016. The two-time Cy Young winner, ace and fan favorite under Bochy made an exception to his reserved post-baseball ways. He strode onto the field before Bochy’s ceremony speech to a huge ovation from the crowd.His appearance prompted perhaps Bochy’s deepest understanding of what he’s meant to others over the past three decades. He said Lincecum’s walk onto the field after the game brought him to tears. The right-hander had hoped he could make that kind of impression.Sandoval refers to Bochy as “Papi.” Lincecum, meanwhile, called him “f—ing dad.”“He had an understanding of the type of people we were,” Lincecum said in a TV interview. “He took an effort in understanding who we were outside the game of baseball. … With that, it felt personal playing for him.” SAN FRANCISCO — When Pablo Sandoval signed here in 2017 two years after ripping the Giants franchise and cutting off communication with its personnel amid a contemptuous exit, he felt nervous at how he might be received. Manager Bruce Bochy told him on his first day back that he was happy to see him. Bochy made him feel welcome at a time when he needed a supportive home.When Trevor Hoffman’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony last year coincided with a weekend series for San Francisco, Bochy did not hesitate to board a redeye flight across the country so he could be there in person for his former player while taking the minimum possible time away from his current team. Before the postgame retirement ceremony, Bochy was recognized by the rival Dodgers in an otherwise meaningless regular season finale. Manager Dave Roberts, who once played for Bochy, lauded Bochy’s effect on the sport. Clayton Kershaw, pitching in relief, tipped his cap to Bochy as he walked off the mound in the fifth inning. It was a rare display of civility between organizations that typically do not like one another.Now, as Bochy moves away from baseball and into a phase of his life where he can go fishing and spend time with his grandchildren, many others are left to think about the small moments they shared with the manager that added up to lifelong connections.“Having a relationship with a player as a manager when they’re playing is one thing,” Roberts said, “but then that reflection of a player when they’re done, to have that gratitude … speaks volumes.”last_img read more

Kansas Star Casino to open part of permanent casino next week

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow —  The Kansas Star Casino will be welcoming the first guests into its new permanent casino on December 12. The Kansas Star Casino will be open through December 9 and then closed from Midnight on December 10 until 8 a.m. on December 12 in preparation for the partial opening. “Opening only a portion of the new casino on December 12, allows us to minimize the number of days we will be closed,” said Scott Cooper, Kansas Star General Manager. “It’s a necessary part of the transition into our amazing new casino”Due to the enormous task of moving 1,400 slot machines and 35 table games, crews will continue the transition for several days after the partial opening, leading up to a full gaming floor reveal on December 21.“Our guests can continue to expect the high level of customer service the Kansas Star has always provided,” adds Cooper. “But now they’ll enjoy it in a much larger and more beautiful facility.” Three of the Kansas Star’s five restaurants will also open on the Dec. 12 including The Kitchen Buffet, the casino’s 250-seat live action buffet. The Woodfire Grille steakhouse will begin seating guests later this month.Among amenities like free valet and coat check, guests will also be able to take advantage of the adjoining Hampton Inn & Suites Hotel. The 150 room hotel is just steps from the casino floor, attracting guests from further away to visit Kansas Star Casino and south central Kansas. “The Kansas Star Casino has been a great addition to the attractions we offer visitors to south central Kansas,” said Susie Berglund Santo, President & CEO, Go Wichita. “We see much potential with the casino expansion, and Go Wichita looks forward to partnering with the Kansas Star to drive even greater levels of visitation into the region.”“We’ve worked incredibly hard to make this new casino something south central Kansas can be proud of,” adds Cooper. “We hope our guests are as excited as we are about opening our doors on Dec 12.” 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 duane · 400 weeks ago Additional jobs a truck drivers taking the money out of Sumner and Sedgwick counties. Report Reply 0 replies · active 400 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

Donald Duane Troutman, 69: Oct. 30, 1943 – Jan. 28, 2013

first_imgDonald Duane Troutman, age 69, died Monday, January 28, 2013 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, KS.  He had been a resident of Wellington for most of his life and was a former employee of Cessna Aircraft and the Kansas Department of Transportation.Donald Duane Troutman was born on October 30, 1943 in Wellington, KS to Glen E. Troutman and Juanita F. (Tracy) Troutman.  He was a 1961 graduate of Wellington High School.He married Bonnie J. Shanks on June 25, 1965 in Wellington.  She preceded him in death in 1984.Donald was a hay dealer, an auctioneer, and enjoyed riding and working with horses. He is preceded in death by his father, Glen Troutman; wife, Bonnie; daughter, Donna Crozier; sister, Jana Sue Troutman; and step-father, Olen Gerdes. Survivors include his mother, Juanita Troutman Gerdes; two brothers, Merlin Troutman and Richard Troutman both of Wichita, KS; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held at the Wellington Church of Christ at 2 p.m. on Friday, February 1, 2013.  Mr. Gary Bodine, minister at the Wellington Church of Christ, will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Sumner Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be held at Frank Funeral Home on Thursday, January 31, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. The family will be present to greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m. A memorial has been established with the Wellington Humane Society.  Contributions can be left at or mailed to 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

Jack, The Giant Slayer being played at Wellington Regent Theatre this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: “Jack, The Giant Slayer” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday, 7 p.m.; Sunday, 7 p.m. Rated: PG. Length: 1 hour 54 minutes.Movie Synopsis:“Jack the Giant Slayer” tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries, the giants strive to reclaim the land they once lost, forcing the young man, Jack (Nicholas Hoult) into the battle of his life to stop them. Fighting for a kingdom, its people, and the love of a brave princess, he comes face to face with the unstoppable warriors he thought only existed in legend-and gets the chance to become a legend himself.– (C) Warner BrosRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 53%. Audience review: 61% approval. Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Coming soon:42Scary Movie 5G.I. Joe Retaliation. 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

Daxter Rosewicz gets his first haircut – a symbolic moment in his fight against cancer

first_imgBen had already donated hair to the cause. Now it was Daxter’s turn.Perched on a barber’s chair, beautician Jennifer Kinyon would cut 7 inches off his long brownish blonde hair which would go to Locks of Love to make a wig. The rest was just getting chopped. It was going to be cut short.Daxter, wearing a Oklahoma University tee shirt, had a new do when it was all done. He thought the haircut was “fun” and wanted to do it again.By the grace of God and the determination of his parents and his doctors and medical staff, Daxter will indeed have many, many more haircuts to come.And there he is all the little boy of 3 years old! Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Thank you for your input. +9 Vote up Vote down Duke · 356 weeks ago Great story… Report Reply 1 reply · active 356 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Just me · 356 weeks ago Thank you so much for sharing. What a wonderful story. It is so nice to read some really good news for a change. So very happy for this family. Report Reply +7 Vote up Vote down Wgtnres · 356 weeks ago Wonderful to hear!! The hair he donated was beautiful!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +10 Vote up Vote down Miss Jennifer · 356 weeks ago I felt very privileged to cut his hair!! He is a fun, loving, and energetic boy! We ended up donating 11 inches! 🙂 Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 356 weeks ago God is Good…such a great story for everyone to hear….God Bless you all…and many happy years to come…Daxter… Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down mommy of 2 · 356 weeks ago Incredible story and a true testament! God does work miracles! Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Kelli · 356 weeks ago Wonderful story– thanks for sharing it with us! Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Cody White · 356 weeks ago I give this story 3 thumbs up! Keep fighting a good fight Daxter! Way to go buddy! Report Reply 0 replies · active 356 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 — Everyone could use a happy ending. So is the case of Daxter Rosewicz, who was getting his first hair cut last week at Wild About Hair in Wellington.Daxter Rosewicz, age 3, is getting his first hair cut while his proud parents Ben and Bailey rejoice.Daxter is 3 years old and will be 4 on Valentine’s Day. His hair was long and lengthy last Tuesday. This active little boy was excited for a hair cut. For it would be his first one.A first hair cut for a child is usually a monumental experience for any parent. But last Tuesday for Ben and Bailey Rosewicz it was bigger yet. For it was a symbolic event – a venture away from the traumatic events of yesteryear and a new beginning beyond.Daxter at 7 months was diagnosed with stage four Neuroblastoma cancer. Doctors had given him just a five percent chance of living at the time. He had two tumors in his head, two tumors in his chest and one large one wrapped around his abdomen.Daxter’s lengthy hair is about to see the scissors of beautician Jennifer Kinyon.It took several operations and eight or nine chemotherapies to fight the cancer. But Daxter was obviously a persistent little boy. His cancer has been in remission since June 2011.After his treatments, after his cancer went into remission, his hair started to grow. But Ben and Bailey never wanted to cut it. The hair was a sign of good health – a sign that things were much, much better.The time had come Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. Daxter’s hair had reached epic proportions. The first hair cut was to occur.The Rosewicz’ decided to donate to Locks of Love – a public non-profit organization that provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children in the U.S. and Canada under the age of 21 suffering from long-term medical hair loss from any diagnosis.  The organizations used donated hair to create the highest quality hair prosthetics (see website here). http://www.locksoflove.org/The hair cutting begins. Daxter does not even look like the same child.last_img read more

Over 1,000 students to attend Sumner County Youth Summit in Wellington Tuesday

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. 0 Vote up Vote down guest · 343 weeks ago Curious why Conway Springs turned them down? Sounds like a good speakers. Report Reply 0 replies · active 343 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 — Over 1,000 high school students from across Sumner County will converge at Wellington High School for the “Sumner County Youth Summit” on Tuesday, Jan. 21.The event will feature two speakers: Bill Cordes, a motivational speaker; and Miss Kansas Theresa Vail, who will be speaking to high school students from Wellington, Oxford, Caldwell, Belle Plaine, South Haven and Argonia from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The program is open to the public.The Summit is organized by Karla Defore’s Leadership Classes and partnered with the Sumner County Community Drug Action Team. There will also be leadership seminars and luncheons in which schools will be broken down into small groups for team building and ice-breaking activities. The project has been a work in progress since September and started after several WHS girls took a trip to Central Burden High School to hear another motivational speaker Alexis Jones. The seminar spoke about “empowering girls.”“The girls came back all excited,” Defore said. “We started discussing about it in class and we were wondering if we could do something similar here but also include the boys. After all the seminar in Central was only including half the population.”The Summit will touch on theme about the importance of empowerment and self esteem especially with females. The two genders will be separated. Cordes will speak in the high school gymnasium to just boys. Vail will then speak to the females in the high school auditorium. After the morning session then the two groups will switch with Miss Kansas speaking to the boys and Cordes speaking to the girls.“The two genders obviously have different issues, and the Summit will work two-fold,” Defore said. “Ultimately, the goal is to knock down the stereotypes of ‘putting girls in their place.” But it will be viewed from both a boys and girls perspective.”Cordes has spent more than 20 years teaching teachers, teens, college students and business professionals better ways to live their lives. He is known as the YOGOWYPI guy which stands for “You Only Get Out What You Put In.”  Cordes has co-authored six books and has spoken to groups in 49 states. He has been a former high school teacher, college instructor, coach, television talk show host, husband and father of four.Vail received international fame when she became the first Miss America contestant to openly display tattoos during the swimsuit competition in the Miss America 2014 pageant. She placed in the top 10 and won the “America’s Choice” award. She is currently at Kansas State University and a mechanic and section leader in the Kansas Army National Guard Medical Detachment.Her platform at the pageant was “Empowering Women: Overcoming Stereotypes and Breaking Barriers.”Defore’s class has been working on the Summit since September 20 that included organizing the events throughout the day. They invited the whole student bodies of the six other schools to attend. Conway Springs was the only school to turn them down.There will be a pre-program before the other schools get there at 10 a.m. that will include Vail speaking about her various hobbies including her archery skills.last_img read more

Wellington High School spring sports schedules for 2013-14

first_imgBoys Tennis Fri., May 9Chaparral3:30 p.m. Tues., May 13Andoveraway4 p.m. Thurs., May 8Clearwateraway4:30 p.m. Mon., April 21Winfieldaway4 p.m. Tues., May 6Clearwater Country Club3 p.m. Thurs., May 1Eisenhower Tex-Consolver3 p.m. Mon., May 5Wellington3 p.m. Thurs., April 24Hesston Golf Club1 p.m. Mon., April 28Circlehome4:30 p.m. Tues., April 8Chaparral3 p.m. Tues. May 6Hesston Golf Course2 p.m. Fri., April 25W. Collegiate- Cherry Oaks3 p.m. Tues., April 22A. Central Sierra Hills3 p.m. Thurs., March 27Wichita Collegiatehome4 p.m. Mon., May 5Andaleaway3 p.m. Mon., May 12Valley Centeraway4:30 p.m. Tues., May 13Andoverhome4 p.m. Mon., April 14Wichita Collegiate3 p.m. Thurs., May 8Clearwateraway4:30 p.m. Tues., April 15Rose Hillhome4 p.m. Thurs., May 8Clearwateraway4 p.m. Track Mon., April 14Andover Sierra Hills3 p.m. Mon., April 14Andaleaway4 p.m. Girls Softball Sat., April 12Chaparral9 a.m. Mon., April 14Andaleaway4:30 p.m. Boys Baseball Sumner Newscow report — The following are the Wellington High School Spring Sports schedules for 2014. It is supposed to start Thursday when Wellington girls softball host Buhler and Clearwater and the boys host Wichita Collegiate.  Mon. May 5AVCTL – El Dorado8 a.m. Thurs., May 8Clearwateraway4 p.m. Thurs., March 27Buhler/Clearwaterhome2:30 p.m. Thurs., April 10Augustaaway4 p.m. Thurs., March 27Wichita Collegiatehome4 p.m. Mon., May 10Kansas City Turneraway11 a.m. Tues., April 22Circle1 p.m. Tues., May 13Andoveraway2:30 p.m. 2013-14 SPRING CALENDAR – Wellington High School Tues., April 8Belle Plainehome4 p.m. Thurs., April 10Andover3 p.m. Mon., March 31Rose Hillhome4 p.m. Mon., April 21Winfieldaway4:30 p.m. Tues., April 1Wellington3 p.m. Mon., March 31Rose Hillhome4:30 p.m. JV Track and Field Thurs., April 3Mulvaneaway4 p.m. Tues., April 15Maize South4 p.m. Thurs., April 3Mulvaneaway4:30 p.m. Tues., April 29Augusta3 p.m.center_img Wed., April 7Goddardaway3 p.m. Fri., April 25Clearwater3 p.m. Thurs., April 3Winfield Country Club3 p.m. Tues., May 13Andoveraway2:30 p.m. Thurs., April 3Mulvaneaway4 p.m. Mon., May 10Winfieldaway9 p.m. Mon., April 14Andaleaway4 p.m. Golf Mon., April 28Circlehome4 p.m. JV – Golf  Mon., April 14Andaleaway4:30 p.m. Close Forgot password? 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Mon., May 12Valley Centeraway4:30 p.m. Thurs., April 10Augustaaway4:30 p.m. JV – Boys Tennis C team Baseball JV Softball Tues., May 13Andale8 a.m. Fri., May 2Wellington3:15 p.m. Fri., Apil 16AV-CTL meet in Andale3 p.m. Thurs., April 10Augustaaway4 p.m. Fri., April 4Clearwater3 p.m. Fri., April 29Augusta3 p.m. Mon., April 28Circlehome4:30 p.m. JV Baseball Tues., May 19RegionalTBA Mon., March 31Rose Hillhome4 p.m. Fri., May 23Regional meetTBD Mon., April 21Winfieldaway4 p.m. Wed., April 14Valley Centeraway3 p.m. Thurs., April 10Augustaaway4:30 p.m. Fri-Sat. April 10-13Wichita State Univ. (Woodman)8:30 a.m. Thurs., April 28Wellington3 p.m. Thurs., May 8Eisenhower – Tex Conover3 p.m. Mon., April 28Circlehome4 p.m. Mon., April 21Winfieldaway4:30 p.m. Tues., Aprll 22Caldwell3 p.m. Thur., April 10Wellington Invite1 p.m. Mon., May 5Kingmanhome4 p.m. Mon., April 7Andover- Crestview1 p.m. Thurs., March 27Buhler/Clearwaterhome2:30 p.m. Tues., April 8Wellington3 p.m. Thurs., April 3Mulvaneaway4:30 p.m. Tues., April 15Valley Center3 p.m. Mon., March 31Rose Hillhome4:30 p.m. Thurs., April 3Circle3 p.m. Thurs., May 1AVCTL at Collegiate1 p.m. Mon., April 14A-Central – Terradyne3 p.m.last_img read more

Edgar “Leon” Stewart, Wellington: Dec. 15, 1947 – April 17, 2014

first_imgLeon StewartEdgar “Leon” Stewart died on April 17th, 2014 after a brief battle with lung cancer.Leon was born on December 15, 1947 in Mayfield growing up with his sisters: Barbara and Maxine. Leon worked in the aircraft industry for more than 30 years becoming exceptional in his skill craft. Leon was a GOD fearing man who displayed great integrity to those who knew him. He enjoyed road trips with friends, riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing and teaching. Leon taught some valuable lessons to his five boys: Corby, Michael, Titus, Shay and Caleb. His most important lesson was “Take care of your family.”Leon is survived by his wife of more than 32 years, Bobbie Stewart, sister; Maxine, his five sons listed above and his grandchildren: Deric, Briawna, Abigail, Chloe, Madison, Tanner, Tatum, Sheadyn, Loudyn, Gage and Greyson. Leon will be missed but never forgotten. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at the Church of the Nazarene in Wellington.In lieu of flowers/donations, please consider an anonymous kind act and pay it forward. God Speed.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, June 11, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Wednesday, June 11, 2014•1:30 p.m. Injury accident in the 700 block E. First, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Dawn G. Akers, 43, Wellington.•1:32 p.m. Dawn G. Akers, 43, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Inattentive driving and driving under the influence of alcohol.•3:45 p.m. Dawn G. Akers, 43, Wellington was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol.•8 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 200 block E. Harvey, Wellington involving a juvenile male, 17, Wellington and a fixed object/telephone pole owned by A T & T.•8:32 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Inattentive driving.last_img

WHS Daily Bulletin: Madrigal tryouts are set for March 2-5

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015:Thursday• Basketball at Wellington vs. Clearwater.Friday• State Wrestling 10 a.m.- Salina.Saturday• State Wrestling 9 a.m.- Salina.Thursday lunch: Baked ham, potatos/brown gravy, green beans, angel biscuit/jelly, pineapple chunks.Friday lunch: Macaroni and cheese, meat balls, peas, baby carrots, bread/jelly, apple.Today’s news:*Powerlifters don’t forget to get your money to Ms. Hollas along with your waiver for the meet this weekend.*There will be a business and industry tour March 12. This is for sophomores and juniors. The tour includes Wellington, Mulvane and Cowley College automotive and welding shops. See Mrs. Case in room 301 to sign up. You must sign up by Friday.*There will be a baseball meeting tomorrow at 7:15 in the Health Room.*Students participating in Spring Sports: You must have a physical on file before you can practice. Your Sports Fee must be paid before the first game.*Classic Movie Club will be showing the Movie “The Breakfast Club” today at 3:30 in Room 205.*Seniors: Don’t forget to stop by the Counselors office to check out what scholarship applications are available.*Madrigal try outs will be held next week March 2-5. These auditions will be held before and after school. See Ms. Coldwell if you are interested in auditioning.*Support National FFA Week : The Wellington FFA Chapter will be showing FARMLAND the Movie on Friday, February 27 during 7th and 8th hour. This movie highlights six young farmers across America and how they are starting their lives as farmers and ranchers. It shows their struggles and what their lives are like on a daily basis. Cost for students: $1.00 Proceeds benefit WHS FFA Scholarships*Come Try-out for the 2015-2016 Cheer Squad! Cheer Clinic will be held on March 11-12 from 5:30-7:00 in the Main Gym and Tryouts will be on Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. You will need to pick up a try-out packet in the office before tryouts. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Lawrence in the office.College visits during lunch:Tuesday, February 24-Fort HaysTuesday, March 24th – Emporia State Universitylast_img read more