School board update: Registration fees, para personal day policy, new calendar discussed

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Thank you for your input. +18 Vote up Vote down Whoopsy 353 · 338 weeks ago Well that was sweet of good ol’ Jackie to step up and admit that there was a breakdown in the communication process. Kudos..better late than never. As far as the proof reading or lack of proofreading by good ol’ Angie….which is it? You did or you didn’t? Do or don’t or get out and let someone else perform the duty a little better. I know the Para-Educators are not a highly regarded group of people but believe it or not they are a very supportive group to our Teachers at all levels of the education system. Lets not take them for granted. Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago +15 Vote up Vote down Not Happy!!! · 338 weeks ago That money was budgeted to pay classified if school had been in session on those days…but now it is padding the General Fund! Irate…YOU BET!! Report Reply 1 reply · active 338 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down scooter · 338 weeks ago I second the motion to rename the football stadium after Coach Giff. Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down WHS mom · 338 weeks ago Answers… what are the answers? WHO~WHAT~WHEN~WHY were the changes made? None of those questions can be found anywhere in the board notes.. Don’t you think if you are going to make that BIG of a change you should note it and make people aware of it before they vote on it?? Come on RESPECT~FAIRNESS~HONESTY~TRUSTWORTHY and FAIRNESS we deserve that… Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down guest 2 · 338 weeks ago I don’t understand why paras think they should be paid for the snow days without using their sick leave or personal time. Most hourly paid jobs, that I am aware of, would charge the missed days to an employee’s sick/vacation/personal day account if the employee wanted to be paid for those days. Were the snow days something promised to the paras and then taken away at the last minute? If so, I can understand these employees being upset. Maybe if the paras were paid a “liveable” wage, the unpaid snow days might not be as much of a problem. Can someone please shed some light on this situation? Report Reply 1 reply · active 338 weeks ago +11 Vote up Vote down jayhawks · 338 weeks ago I was a para for 16 years and I worked for USD 259 and drove in everyday. We were paid for up to 3 snow days but after that we did not receive pay. They gave us that respect because they realized that a good para was a wonderful thing to have. Our days were not our sick leave or personal business days. The wage here in Wellington is already so low why take this away from them. It does say they are not valued. I interviewed several years ago for a job here but when they told me my wage I was so shocked I turned down the job and decided to keep working in Wichita where I also received free insurance. 353 you can do better than this. Show your paras some respect. Paras demand it or seek employment elsewhere. Report Reply 1 reply · active 338 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Not Happy!!! · 338 weeks ago I watched the board meeting on 55. The board never did say why the money, budgeted to pay classified employees, was put in the General Fund, instead of paying the employees for those two days. Snow days or no snow days, that money is the classified employees. Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down litle bits · 338 weeks ago I agree, the para’s here have never been appreciated and they know it. They are truly dedicated to their students to be working under the current administration and patrons of USD #353 should commend them for their efforts. Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Kid · 338 weeks ago Regarding the Para’s snow days subject…It seems that there are a few possible improprieties that happened here. 1. IF the monies paid (allocated) to the paras are being funded by the state, then does the local school board have the right to reallocate as they see fit? 2. Any discussions (and decisions) affecting any employees incomes should be documented within the meeting minutes, when it was discussed & or decided on.. (none found in BOE’s minutes)… 3. If any changes are made to an employee’s income, & or benefits (increase or decrease), should be made known to the affected employee(s) when the change is made, & not wait and see if they catch it. As a Wellington tax payer, I believe there should be an investigation (see #1.), followed by reprimands for the obvious miss handling of this subject. Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Disappointed · 338 weeks ago To quote President Jackie Berryman, ‘those changes were made to help the overall district financially in order to make budget’ It would be interesting to know if there has been some recent changes to any other salaries within District 353. It would be discouraging to think the administrative branch responsible for teaching our children, our legacy, do not follow RESPECT~FAIRNESS~HONESTY~TRUSTWORTHY and FAIRNESS . Any we wonder why the world is the way it is. Report Reply 0 replies · active 338 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. 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 — Instead of paying for specific classes next fall during registration, all USD 353 student parents could be paying a flat rate of $100 before the 2014-15 school year.Wellington High School Principal Dale Adams has proposed to the Wellington school board a policy in which every student will pay $100 in school fees during registration regardless what classes they sign up. The hope is to give some students incentive to take higher end courses in science and industrial arts without having to pay extra up-front initial fee costs.However, the trade off is, those students must pay for supplies of the projects throughout the course.For example, if students take Level 2 Cabinet Making, they will be in charge of paying for all supplies. Currently, the schools pay for the supplies. Adams said that makes the projects the students can do to be very restrictive since there are no funds available. By paying for their own supplies, students could build as big of project as they so desire.Adams said traditionally two or three students each fall are forced to take another class because their parents don’t want to pay for fees of these special classes.On average, Adams said, school parents pay around $116 a student. On the low end, students can pay $62.82 for no special cost classes. Other students on the other hand, pay in excess of $150 to $200. If adopted, the policy will start at the beginning of the 2014-15 school year.•••••Irate paras The board heard from a group of upset paraprofessionals of a policy change in the Classified Personnel Handbook which affects their personal day leave. Paras, who are considered classified which are non-teacher employees. Under the new handbook policy, they must save personal days in case there are snow days. In the past, classified employees received two snow days.Janette Moser, spokeswoman for the paras at Thursday’s meeting, said the policy is inconsistent with another paraprofessional handbook policy written in April 2011 that is currently on the USD 353 website which enforces the previous policy.Moser also expressed disappointment that the paras were not properly informed of the measure by the board or the USD 353 administration, when the handbook was approved by the board in April and there was no place in the board minutes for which the new policy was discussed.Board President Jackie Berryman said she hated that there was a communication breakdown in the process, and will make sure there will be steps in the future to better inform classified employees.She did, however, defend the new policy, stating that although she wishes USD 353 could pay classified personnel more, those changes were made to help the overall district financially in order to make budget.•••••New calendarThe board approved the 2014-15 calendar which will be essentially the same as the year before with the exception of parent-teachers conference which will be moved back from February to January, as has been the case in years’ past.Adams said parent-teacher conference attendance was down due to the heavy scheduling in February and a basketball game.Wellington is on a 1,116 hour schedule which equates to 177 days. Wellington used to be the only school in the area that based its school hours on hourly rate. Other schools always used a daily rate of 180 to 185 days. Wellington Superintendent Rick Weiss said other school districts are getting in line with Wellington’s hourly rate because that is their way of making budget since less days means less expenses.•••••Snow daysWeiss said at this current time Wellington does not need to make up snow days. USD 353 called off school on Tuesday and Wednesday of last week. However, if there is another snow day then it will need to be made up on an available open date. “It won’t be on spring break,” Weiss said. “That has become a sacred holiday for people traveling out of town.”•••••School safety rooms As was outlined last month (see story here), the board will be discussing the possibility of building safe rooms and making school buildings more safe from weather and criminal activity. The board agreed to discuss the issue further on Feb. 26 during a work session and invite various building site councils.Weiss warned that Senate Bill 305 is being contemplated in committee that will eliminate any state funding for public school construction. If the bill passes into law, the state will no longer help pay for public construction for anything after June 30. Currently, any bond issue passed by USD 353 voters will get 52 percent state aid. If this bill passes, USD 353 voters would pay for the full expense.“The theory is to cut property tax levels at the state level,” Weiss said. “But the money will have to come someplace so local taxpayers will be saddled with the full financial burden.“Either the taxpayers will have even higher property taxes or there will be no school construction projects at all. Regardless, it is another example that there are a group of people in Topeka who really don’t want public schools to survive.”•••••In other board news:•Patron Jerry Wilson suggested that the football field should be renamed after John Gifford, a longtime high school football assistant who recently retired.•Gerald Gilkey, Grant Director of Sumner County Drug Action Team, requested that Wellington High School participate in the “Life of the Athlete” Drug and Alcohol program.•Wellington Assistant Superintendent Larry Roth said that a new contract with the teachers are about to be signed on Monday. The information will be sent out to teachers thereafter. “It was a much better group to work with than the one’s we have had in the past,” said board member Angie Ratcliff.•Employment changes at USD 353 are as follows:Transfers: Stephanie Frazier from receptionist to data coordinator; Dean Houslouer from temporary grounds keeper/maintenance to Central Office and Roosevelt Coordinator.Resignations: Randy Strothman- Director of Driver’s Education; Cherity Elder – WHS head volleyball coach; Lis Aquilar – WHS assistant volleyball coach.Hirings: Hannah Shuck, WHS assistant softball coach; Stephanie Smith, WMS assistant boys tennis coach 2014 season; Shanna Fairbanks, WMS head boys tennis coach 2014 season; Rita O’Bryan, Circle of Friends Supplemental; and James Ginter, Circle of Friends Supplemental.last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly report: Feb. 9 – 16, 2015

first_imgBlack, Dustin26Wellington KS1030 Shadylane, Wellington KSWPDProbation Violation (X2)2/13/15 Aruelles, Alexis A.28Wichita, KSI-35 MP 33 Mulvane KSKHPD.U.I., No Insurance, Refusal to submit B.A.T.2/15/15 French, Jesse37De Queen, AR200 N C Ste 100 Wellington KSWPDProbation Violation2/9/15 Holloway, Jason30Gravite, ARLarned State Hospital, Larned KSSUCOFailure to Appear2/13/15 Lopez, Eric23MexicoUS 81 MP 29 Wellington KSKHPDriving while under the influence2/14/15 NameAgeHome TownArrest locationAgencyChargesArrest date Smiley, Amy35Wellington KS214 S 8th St Conway Springs KSSUSOFailure to Appear2/9/15 Brooks, Kevin51Chicago, ILUS 166 MP 4 South Haven KSKHPDriving under the influence2/13/15 Rukundo,  Bosco22Congo, Africa610 E Hillside. Wellington KSMPDServing Sentence (5 days)2/10/15 Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Department report for Feb 9 to Feb. 16, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows:  Nash, Kaylena25Shawnee KS714 E Harvey, Wellington KSWPDAggravated Assualt, Unlawful discharge of a firearm2/10/15 Bullock, wilbert50Newport News, VA610 E Hillside. Wellington KSSUCOServing Sentence (5 days)2/9/15 Erwin, Stuart31Wellington KS507 E 16th Wellington KSWPDForgery, Theft, Identity theft, conspiracy2/12/15 Edwards, Mikel40Pittsburg, KS777 Kansas Star Dr Mulvane KSMPDPossession of hallucinogenic drug, use/possess w/ intent to use drug paraphernalia into human body, Possession of Para w/ intent ro manufacture controlled substance, Possession of opiate, opium, narcotic or certain stimulants, possession of stolen property2/9/15 Prilliman, Garrett L.20Mulane, Ks.610 E Hillside. Wellington KSSUCOServing Sentence 48 Hours2/14/15 Monday 0600  to  Monday 0600  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 2/9/2015 thru 2/16/2015  Sherman, Robbie J.40Conway Springs, Ks.100 N. Oliver Rd., Belle Plaine, Ks.SUCOF.T.A. warrant out of Cowley County2/15/15 Lewis, Michael47Richmond, VAHarper County Jail, Anthony KsSUCOProbation Violation2/11/15 Kent Jr, Bobby35Pawhuska, OK100 E Walnut Wellington, KSWPDProbation Violation2/10/15 Buttry, John29Wichita, KSCowley County Detention Center, Winfield KSSUCOFailure to Appear2/9/15 Blasdel, Becky45Wichita, KSSedgwick County Detention FacilitySUCOProbation Violation2/13/15 Bain, Joseph55Wichita, KS200 E US 81, South Haven KSSUCODriving under the influence2/13/15 Jacobs, Paul R. II20Wellington KS800 S. U.S. 81WPDPoss. of Meth, Poss. of Paraphernailia, Poss. of Marijuana2/15/15 Bise, Timothy18Wichita, KS500 E 119th Peck KSSUCOPossession of depressant, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia2/13/15 Smith, Zachary34Wichita, KS610 E Hillside. Wellington KSSUCOProbation Violation2/10/15 Beltz, Jesse18Wichita, KS610 E Hillside. Wellington KSSUCOServing Sentence2/13/15 Carroll, Jeremy35Manhattan, KS1400 N US 81, Mulvane KSSUCODriving while suspended2/12/15 Mies, Joseph T.22Belle Plaine, Ks.934 N. Brook Lane, Belle Plaine, Ks.SUCOCriminal Trespass2/14/15 Zupko, Rachel30Goodland, KS501 N Washington, Wellington KSSUCOAggravated Assualt, DV Battery2/9/15 Dorsey, Amber28Wellington KSSumner Regional Medical Center Wellington KSWPDForgery, Theft, Identity theft, conspiracy2/12/15 Edwards, Matthew29Wichita, KS900 E 130th Ave, Mulvane KSSUCODriving while suspended, Failure to Appear (City of Bel Aire)2/14/15 Metz, Donald49Wellington KS4th and US 81, Wellington KSSUCODriving under the influence2/13/15         Ledesma, Joshua T.38Wellington KSSumner County Detention FacilitySUCOBattery against L.E.O, Count Officer X 22/13/15 Marrero, Jorge47MexicoI-35 MP 33 Mulvane KSKHPDriving while suspended2/14/15 Newman, Sequioa32Fort Worth, TX501 N Washington, Wellington KSSUCOServing Sentence, (3 days)2/10/15 Mullins Jr, Elroy29Wichita, KS501 N Washington, Wellington KSSUCOProbation Violation2/12/15last_img read more

Wellington High School baseball/softball games, 1995 team festivities postponed to May 13

first_imgSumner Newscow report — The Wellington High School boys baseball and girls softball games vs. Clearwater have been postponed for this afternoon. The 20th anniversary commemorative celebration of the 1995 State Championship Wellington High School baseball team has been postponed.The games and festivities have been moved to Wednesday, May 13. Boys baseball will start at 4 p.m. with the 1995 team festivities following the first game. The girls softball games will be held at 4:30 p.m.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

WHS Daily Bulletin: Information on school clay target team is Thursday

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 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 comments Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2015:Nothing scheduled for this week.Today’s Lunch — Hamburger with Bun, Romaine and Tomato, Oven Fries, Mixed Fruit, Chocolate Chip Cookie and Milk.Monday’s Lunch — Thanksgiving Dinner: Chicken and Dressing, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Green Beans, Hot Roll, Pumpkin Dessert, Yummy Yams and Milk.Today’s News:*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.  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.*There will be a short informational meeting for students interested in being on the New Wellington High School Shooting Sports Team after school at 3:15 on Thursday November 19, 2015 in the auditorium. This will be an interest and information meeting.  If you cannot attend there will be another meeting in early December for students and parents to attend.*If you’re still planning on taking the CNA class in the Spring, you will be getting a CAPPS form from Mrs. Hatfield. Please fill out the form and enroll in the CNA class online at cowley.edu. After you enroll online, drop your CAPPS form off in the counselor’s office.*SUP Crusaders! Starting this week, in light of Bill Cordes’ talk on School Unity we are doing a 5-day challenge.  On the school unity bulletin board in the commons, there will be a list of all the challenges.  When you complete a challenge, put a small tally mark under the challenge on the sheet of paper.  Complete as many as you can over the course of the week.  There will be sticky notes at the bottom to leave any comments you may have about your experience.  Also, upload your pictures and comments to any social media with the hashtag #SUPCrusaders or #SUPWHSBillCordes*Interested in joining Color Guard??  There will be an informational meeting tomorrow in room 112 before school at 7:30 and another one after school at 3:15.  If you are interested in being a part of something great, please attend one of these two meetings.  If you have any questions or are unable to attend, please see Ms. Vaughn.*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.Fun Fact of the Day:Only male turkeys, or toms, gobble. Females called hens cackle.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, March 22, 2016

first_imgWellington Police notes: Tuesday, March 22, 2016•5:43 a.m. Kalum L. Marshall, 23, Udall, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 43 mph in a 30 mph zone. (radar)•6:30 a.m. Non-injury, hit and run accident in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington involving an unknown vehicle and a parked and unoccupied vehicle owned by Jerald G. Loughmiller, Wellington.•11:47 a.m. Officers investigated making false information in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•12:26 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 300 block S. B, Wellington.•3:31 p.m. Officers investigated identity theft in the 900 block E. Harvey, Wellington.•4:20 p.m. James R. Gressel, 22, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrants for probation violations on original charges of possession of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.•4:27 p.m. Joshua A. Bodner, 25, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with probation violation.•5:03 p.m. Officers took a report of a verbal disturbance by known subjects in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•11:57 p.m. Dannielle M. Newboles, 38, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for driving while license is suspended and defective headlight in the 2000 block E. 16th, Wellington.last_img read more

Wellington girls softball team to battle Independence in first round of Class 4A Div. I state tournament

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 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 comments WHS girls softball team 2016.Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington girls softball team will be playing in the Class 4A Division I State Softball Championship tournament to be played in Salina on Thursday, May 26 at 7 p.m. The Crusaders will come into the tournament as the fourth seed and will battle Independence the fifth seed. The winner will advance to the second round on Friday at 11 a.m. The loser will be eliminated in the eight-team single elimination tournament.Both Wellington and Independence have identical 17-5 records.The full bracket is as follows:#1 Kansas City Piper (18-2) vs. #8 Hays (10-10), 5 p.m., Field A.#4 Wellington (17-5) vs. #5 Independence (17-5), 5 p.m., Field A.#2 Spring Hill (18-3) vs. #7 Baldwin (14-8), 5 p.m., Field B.#3 Augusta (18-4) vs. #6 Eudora (16-6), 7 p.m. Field B.The winner of K.C. Piper/Hays will battle the winner of Wellington/Independence at 11 a.m., Friday. The winner of Spring Hill/Baldwin will battle the winner of Augusta/Eurdora, 11 a.m. Friday.The Championship will be Friday at 2 p.m. Mind you this all depends on weather.For the full bracket can be found here.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Was Damien Williams out of bounds on Chiefs’ go-ahead touchdown in Super Bowl 54?

first_imgIt seems Super Bowl 54 won’t be without a little controversy.That controversy came in the fourth quarter when Chiefs running back Damien Williams scored a touchdown out of the backfield, giving Kansas City a 24-20 lead with less than three minutes remaining. MORE: Ranking the 10 worst Super Bowl performances by quarterbacksOnly, he stepped out of bounds at the same time he extended the ball just inside the corner of the end zone with 49ers corner Richard Sherman bearing down on him. The officiating crew reviewed the play, but let it stand as called on the field — not a confirmation, but not enough to overturn the call.The Chiefs are back on top after back-to-back scores at the #SuperBowl pic.twitter.com/yRXiQsxr5M— Sporting News (@sportingnews) February 3, 2020Regardless of where you stand on the issue, it will likely be a sore subject for 49ers fans after the Chiefs went on to win, 31-20 (Williams scored on a 38-yard touchdown on the next drive, the final blow to San Francisco). Williams finished the game with 133 total yards and the pair of touchdowns.OMG OMG OMG OMG OMGOMG OMG OMG OMG OMGOMG OMG OMG OMG OMG pic.twitter.com/m5OVHxpK2d— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) February 3, 2020last_img read more

NFL Draft 2020: Giants to ‘seriously entertain’ offers for No. 4 pick, GM says

first_imgSN NFL MOCK DRAFT WITH TRADES: Jags jump into Giants’ spot for TuaWith Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oregon’s Justin Herbert in high demand from teams seeking a young quarterback, Gettleman may have the opportunity to parlay the pick into multiple choices to help fill needs that still remain after an active offseason venture into free agency.Gettleman has not traded down in seven previous drafts as the GM of either the Giants or Carolina Panthers, but he told reporters during a conference call Friday he is very open to doing so this year. “It’s something I would seriously entertain,” he said.After bolstering two problem areas on defense with the free-agent signings of cornerback James Bradberry and linebacker Blake Martinez, Gettleman is set to focus on fortifying an offensive line that is without its starting center and right tackle from last season.Offensive tackle happens to be one of the deeper areas of this year’s draft class with four players — Iowa’s Tristan Wirfs, Alabama’s Jedrick Wills, Georgia’s Andrew Thomas and Louisville’s Mekhi Becton — projected to come off the board within the first 15 picks. “It’s a thick group,” Gettleman said. “There are tackles throughout the draft. There’s a lot of talent there.” Another benefit to a trade-down would be the potential to recoup a third-round pick the Giants currently lack, having surrendered that choice to their MetLife Stadium co-tenants, the Jets, last October for defensive lineman Leonard Williams.  With several options on the table, Gettleman said he and the coaches have not yet zeroed in on a particular player or position group whenever the Giants do make their first selection. “I’m still working on it,” he said. “At the end of the day, I have to think long term and short term.”At the end of the day, the decision we make will be what’s best for the Giants, and it will be a collective, collaborative decision.” In what will be a highly unusual NFL Draft, New York Giants general manager Dave Gettleman is considering a move he has never made before. The Giants hold the fourth overall pick in Thursday’s first round, a potentially advantageous position for a team that landed what it believes to be its quarterback of the future with last year’s selection of Daniel Jones.last_img read more

Mason City man held on theft, assault charges

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man is facing theft and assault charges after being accused of assaulting a woman and her child and then stealing her vehicle. Law enforcement says 38-year-old Erik Childs assaulted a woman he’d been living with on August 25th, choking her and leaving multiple scratches on her neck. When one of the victim’s children attempted to stop Childs by jumping on his back, Childs allegedly slammed the back of his head into the child’s face, leaving the child with a swollen lump on the right side of the forehead and swelling around the eye. Childs is then accused of taking the woman’s van, saying he was going to destroy it. Childs was recently arrested and charged with second-degree theft, domestic abuse assault causing bodily injury, and assault causing bodily injury. He’s being held on a total of $15,000 bond. Childs is due in court for his preliminary hearing on September 30th.last_img read more