Les Miserable to be shown at Regent Theater

first_img(Movie trailer is below)This week at the Regent Theater: “Les Miserable”When: Friday, 7 p.m., Saturday, 7 p.m., Sunday, 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13. Length: 2 hours 30 minutes.Movie Synopsis:Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption-a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit. Jackman plays ex-prisoner Jean Valjean, hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert (Crowe) after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s (Hathaway) young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever. In December 2012, the world’s longest-running musical brings its power to the big screen in Tom Hooper’s sweeping and spectacular interpretation of Victor Hugo’s epic tale. — (C) UniversalRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 70%. Audience review: 82% approval.Next week at the Regent: Mama. Feb. 22-24. 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

2014 Kansas Wheat Festival Run result:

first_img7439:5434Stephanie RoushWichita 2625:3518Calley WaltersArk City 518:5817Hunter DennerCaldwell 2725:4612Jack Walsh Wichita 5834:0012Luke SeversWichita 5431:4526Kris WarrenDerby 3427:1452Brad WedmanWellington 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. 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments 8           6:57      46      Ryan Hilt               Wellington9           6:58      15      Tavia Hart             Mulvane10         6:59      16      Erianna Palmer      Ark City 7339:5041Lori ZehrWellington 32         10:05    26      Kris Warren           Derby 51         15:55      5     Raelynn Thornton  Mayfield 2223:5963John StalcupWellington 17         8:36      8      Jackson Palmer     Ark City18         8:37      48      Randy McNett                 Wellington19         8:41      50      Bryan Taber          Wichita 6134:3727Justine ZoglemannWichita 2525:2215Tavia HartMulvane 1522:1616Devyn SmithBelle Plaine 6435:0749Darin WileyWellington 3026:429Lexie ScheuflerWellington 3126:4326David WhiteWellington 1923:5215Lauren ScheuflerWellington 5029:5931Billy BylerWichita 1320:5527Kirk TaylorArgonia 4728:5452Jeriod PattersonCentennial 5934:217Axl NorrisWellington 46         13:17    69      Leon Shoemaker   Wellington 2424:5635Joel LeftwichBowie MD PLACE TIME AGENAME CITY 3226:449Richard Clift Jr.Wellington 31         10:03    33      Josh Koehler                   Wellington 5532:0123Aryah YbarraWellington 6234:5730Emily ButcherDouglas 2926:4112William WilsonWashington DC 2826:3316Hillary ProffittAnthony 47         14:59    25      Tara Balsters         Derby48         15:00    45      Lisa Ball                Welda 45         12:57    17      Shayna Templeton Wellington 6835:4472David AndersWichita 49         15:01    54      Gwen Stalcup         Wellington50         15:55    28       Tabitha Thornton      Mayfield 3727:1765Bill NelsonWichita 4428:3067Paul ShimonWinfield 820:1014Brandon ClarkAnthony 42         12:11      7     Parker Thornton     Mayfield43         12:13      48    Dianne Miller                  Wellington44         12:13    34      Heather Norris       Wellington 719:5334Billy BlackWellington 4227:5030Kyle BeunPark City 1020:3150Curt ClarkAnthony 23         9:08      39      Emily Hart             Mulvane24         9:11      37      Misty Elliott             Ark City 1823:0313Hunter HartMulvane 3527:1526Nicole AllenConway Springs 4628:3950Bryan TaberWichita 52         18:05      4     Kayden Koehler     Milan53         25:49    56     Dana Koehler        Mayfield 6034:3434Heather NorrisWellington 5231:127Jagger NorrisWellington 6935:4657Nivaldo LacerdaWichita  Follow us on Twitter. Sumner Newscow report — The following are results from the 5K and the one-mile run at the annual Wheat Festival on Saturday afternoon, July 13, 2014.5K run: 418:4219Mark SuttonOxford 3327:1225Paige NicholsonWellington 5633:2237Chris HammondOxford 6335:0160Lanny TaylorWellington 2023:5646Ryan HiltWellington 3627:1611Jayden BowlbyWichita 920:1941Bryan BoothWellington 4127:4148Randy McNettWellington  One mile run: 4328:0430Jared AllenConway Springs 7138:2330Stephen SzczepanskiWichita PLACE    TIME      AGE    NAME                    CITY   1           4:56      17      Tyler Balsters                 Belle Plaine2           5:05      16      Riley Osen            Winfield3           5:43      18      Drew Keller            Winfield4           5:54      34      Billy Black             Wellington5           5:57      30      James Hearlson     Wellington6           5:59      60      Johnny Menefee    Wichita7           6:34      16      Devyn Smith          Belle Plaine 1722:5114Trae GehringPretty Prairie 1220:4650Mark AndersonWichita 6635:2348Dianne MillerWellington 5130:1262William WingfieldWellington 7037:0155Shelly RydenIndependence 7540:1049Deana CarothersSouth Haven 25         9:33      37      Chris Hammond     Oxford26         9:50       7      Axl Norris              Wellington27         9:52      7      Colten Clift                      Wellington28         9:58      37      Kara King              Wichita 4528:3326Ryan DelaughderDerby 7744:1526Cody RiggsWellington 5331:2157Bill DayWellington 7846:5629Neal CrouchWellington 3927:2337Sean CliftWellington 6735:2628Tabitha ThorntonMayfield 7642:5440Becky SchmidtDerby 8055:0648Colleen WileyWellington 5733:2636Shannon LeftwichBowie MD 116:1117Tyler BalstersBelle Plaine 1120:4532Andrew RamirezKingman 29         10:00    14      Marisa Black          Wellington30         10:02     8      JD Koehler               Wellington 8155:0937Mandy ZimmermanWellington 11         7:25      12      Jack Walsh             Wichita12         7:50      13      Cal Wilson            Washington DC13         7:51       9       Richard Clift Jr                Wellington14         7:55      12      Riley Matlock                  South Haven 15         8:20      12      Luke Severs           Wichita16         8:33      10      Maggie Severs       Wichita 217:2416Riley OsenWinfield 33         10:09    11      Gabrielle Stout       Wellington34         10:15    11      Aryana Booth         Wellington35         10:17    41      Bryan Booth          Wellington36         10:29     7      Jagger Norris         Wellington37         10:29    24      Scott Elliott            Derby38         11:33    14      Emily Templeton    Wellington 8255:1775Bob ArnoldWellington 3827:2039Mark PalmerWichita 7238:3453Brad HewittWichita 21         9:01      9      Colby Hammond    Oxford22        9:02   10      Chase Koehler          Wellington 619:4418Drew KellerWinfield 4929:5142Darin KingWichita 1622:1831Cody ShehaneFort Worth TX 39         11:51     9      Laney Clift            Wellington40         11:57    49      Deana Carothers       South Haven41         12:10      7     Grady Norris          Wellington 1421:4130James HearlsonWellington 6535:1624Mary Anne SzczepanskiWichita 54         25:56      2     Kolton Koehler       Milan 2123:5816Erianna PalmerArk City 7950:5447Kardlyn HewittWichita 318:1322Eric AndersBelle Plaine 4829:5043Heather WilsonWashington DC 20         8:42      67      Paul Shimon           Winfield 2324:4955Scott RydenIndependence 4027:3236Amber BalstersDerbylast_img read more

Earthquake Thursday night at Caldwell – this one 3.7 magnitude.

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — An earthquake was felt in Caldwell Thursday at 10 p.m. The magnitude was  3.7. Its epicenter was four miles northwest of Caldwell. 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

Wellington Humane Society offering spay/neuter vouchers to Sumner County

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Humane Society is offering spay/neuter vouchers to all Sumner County.There will be 150 vouchers worth $30 placed in the offices of the Arrowhead Clinic, Wellington Animal Clinic and Conway Springs Veterinary Clinic – 50 per clinic.Pet owners should visit the clinic of their choice on or after Feb. 24 to claim a voucher and make arrangements for the alteration of their pet. They must verify residence in Sumner County — set a surgery date and sign a voucher – which will remain at the clinic to avoid loss. Vouchers expire Dec. 31, 2015. The Wellington Humane Society’s goal is to have all pets spayed/neutered to eliminate unwanted litters and over population. This is part of being a responsible pet owner.If your pet has received all the proper care, help your neighbor with their pet — send a donation to the Wellington Humane Society, P.O. Box 494, Wellington, Kans. 67152. If not a member, please consider joining – $15 for an individual or $25 for a family membership. Membership funds go to support this yearly voucher project.Mark your calendars as the vouchers go very fast. For more information contact Alda Boyd at 620-326-7188, who is a Wellington Humane Society volunteer.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

Will an NFL team sign Colin Kaepernick? Here are the most likely scenarios following the QB’s workout

first_imgTier 4: The Colin Kaepernick gadget plansPatriots: They don’t mind going rogue on players who could help them in some versatile way, so, just saying.Saints: Teddy Bridgewater is a pending unrestricted free agent, and Taysom Hill is a pending restricted free agent, so, just saying.Tier 5: The Colin Kaepernick no plansBengals: Andy Dalton and Ryan Finley don’t look like answers for 2020, but they will likely have a clear shot at LSU’s Joe Burrow or Herbert. Plus, this organization doesn’t do outside-the-box things.Raiders: Derek Carr is balling out, and Kap is a completely different style of QB.Jets: Adam Gase is all in on Sam Darnold, for better or worse.Giants: He’s not right behind Daniel Jones.Browns: He’s not right behind Baker Mayfield.Vikings: The run-heavy offense is still tailored to a traditional pocket passer such as Kirk Cousins.Rams: Their system needs more of a pocket distributor such as Jared Goff.Colts: Their system is great, but it doesn’t call for a running QB.Chiefs: They don’t need to force anything with him behind Patrick Mahomes. Tier 3: The Colin Kaepernick option plansBills: Josh Allen hasn’t progressed much from his rookie season, with running still being a big part of his game. Buffalo could push him a little more in Year 3 with Kaepernick behind him instead of Matt Barkley.Panthers: Kyle Allen looks like he might have the goods for a longer-term stay as the QB. With or without Cam Newton in the picture, Carolina needs to be open to more possibilities for 2020, and the presence of Eric Reid gets it on the Kap radar.Dolphins: We’ll presume the Dolphins will attach themselves to someone such as Oregon’s Justin Herbert with a top-five pick in the draft, but if not, Kap would be an interesting bridge alternative to Ryan Fitzpatrick, signed through 2020.Buccaneers: We’ll presume the Bucs want to lock up Jameis Winston for the longer term, but if not, Kap would need to be among the several reboot options.Chargers: We expect Philip Rivers to be re-signed before his pending free agency, but retirement can’t be totally ruled out. And given his backup is Kap-like Tyrod Taylor (signed through 2020), who knows?Tier 3: The Colin Kaepernick emergency plansLions: They’re out of playoff contention, so they’re probably fine playing out the string if needed with Jeff Driskel should Matthew Stafford need more time on the shelf.Steelers: Mason Rudolph had a bad game to hurt their playoff chances in Week 11, but they won’t do anything radical change-wise to save a wild-card berth.Eagles: Carson Wentz tends to have injury issues this time of year, but they seem OK going down with the Josh McCown route.Texans: Deshaun Watson has suffered a devastating injury before, but they probably would trust AJ McCarron should something happen to him.Packers: Should Aaron Rodgers go down, it would be Tim Boyle. But it’s still hard to see them fitting Kap in Matt LaFleur’s offense.Cowboys: Should Dak Prescott go down, it would be Cooper Rush. But it’s still hard to see them fitting Kap in Kellen Moore’s offense. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/85/b0/colin-kaepernick-getty-111619-ftrjpg_1x648q38izxkz10b39nxud7yte.jpg?t=1986888374&w=500&quality=80 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/c5/61/colin-kaepernick-workout-111619-ftr_1g9qbpo4yl2pj1q85oxn5hnyn2.png?t=1987323518&w=500&quality=80 The odds are still slim, given Kaepernick still carries come controversy with him, and at age 32, there are questions about whether he still has the skills to effectively contribute to an offense that fits his style of play.WATCH: Highlights from Kaepernick’s workoutBased on all that, here’s breaking down all 32 teams in tiers for their potential interest in Kaepernick, from now to 2020, from the possibly maybe to those who definitely won’t sign him.Tier 1: The Colin Kaepernick backup plansRavens: This one is obvious. The guy who did things like Lamar Jackson before Lamar Jackson was Kaepernick, under the same offensive coordinator, Greg Roman, under a different coaching Harbaugh. Robert Griffin III Is an OK backup, but should something happen to Jackson, putting Kap in action would seem to make more sense. RGIII, however, is signed through 2020.Seahawks: They have danced around their interest in Kaepernick, but given how durable Russell Wilson is, there has been no need to consider him for real, as Geno Smith is fine as a clipboard holder and coin-flip caller. But this other run-heavy offense would also seem to be viable for Kaepernick’s mobility and big arm. Smith is a pending free agent.Cardinals: We should mention the situation behind Kyler Murray if we did so for Jackson and Wilson. Brett Hundley also is a pending free agent, and Kliff Kingsbury’s spread attack that incorporates Murray’s athleticism has a shot to be welcoming for Kaepernick.Tier 2: The Colin Kaepernick desperation plansBears: Mitchell Trubisky’s regression has the Bears doubting everything at the most important position with a team ready to win now defensively. They need to give Kaepernick due diligence along with every other QB option in 2020.Titans: Marcus Mariota and Ryan Tannehill are pending free agents. Tannehill might be pushing for a re-sign, but there is some reason for Tennessee to kick the tires on Kaepernick.Redskins: Dwayne Haskins has been shaky in a lost offensive season after the firing of Jay Gruden. A new coach in 2020 might want to attach himself to completely different QB options across the board.Broncos: We know John Elway likes bridge quarterbacks of all styles, and he did mull over whether Kaepernick would have fit in Denver in the past. The Joe Flacco-Brandon Allen-Drew Lock mess with no guaranteed shot at a top first-round QB might prompt more Kap consideration. Free-agent NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick went through his workout in Atlanta on Saturday looking to return the league. Regardless of how it went down, at a different time and place from when and where it was scheduled, and whatever you think about its legitimacy, from both the NFL and Kaepernick’s camp, it raises one fundamental question.Now that several teams have had a good look at him in great shape, is there a real chance one of them will sign him? Falcons: All their constant offensive changes cater to the traditional skill set of Matt Ryan.Jaguars: They’ve got their options now for a while between Nick Foles and Gardner Minshew.49ers: He’s not going back to where it all started.last_img read more

Wellington High School’s newest band instructor sees band like a sport

first_imgBenjamin Olson – new WHS band instructor.by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Benjamin Olson, native of Iola, Kan., teaches band like you would teach kids how to play basketball.“I love marching bands,” Olson said. “To me it’s a sport, one of the best sports because everyone plays the whole game, everyone plays all the time.”In a recent band camp, Olson had the students run, do pushups, run drills and do fundamentals, like basketball.“We don’t hand out plays, we start with passing, running, etc.,” Olson said. “I take the same approach with marching bands. It’s the same program I worked with in Iola, and it was made into a fantastic program in the last three years. I’m kind of following that suit, as I’ve seen that with hard work and ethic, once they see that it succeeds, they start working harder and become successful. I’ve seen what kids can do when they work hard and the fruits of their labor. It generates enthusiasm like you wouldn’t believe.”Olson graduated from Ottawa University in December 2014 with a teaching degree. He has a bachelors in music with a K-12 teaching minor and license. He graduated from high school in Iola, Kans.Olson’s wife, Nachele Gonsalez, earned a degree in English from Ottawa University, and is currently taking a year off to pursue her career in writing.“She’s always wanted to be an author, but we’ve never had the financial opportunity,” Olson said. “I’m really excited for her.”This will be Olson’s first full year of teaching. He student taught in Iola, and was also a semester sub in band. He even went on trips with the school as assistant band director. Iola High School made sure to include him and made him part of their program.Olson wants to get kids out playing, and wants to start jazz band after school starts.“I want them to go play venues, Barefoot Jerry’s, somewhere where people can hear them,” Olson said. “Otherwise, they are only heard at concerts and games, so this way people can hear them and see their progress. I want the community to be involved and hear them.”Right now, Olson is working on building fundamentals and relationships with the students as a first year teacher.“I’m building a foundation, that’s how we’ll grow, I would love to see the program grow,” Olson said. “As nice as the district is, as nice as the buildings are, I’m excited to see where it goes from here. At band camp, kids who were there, had no idea what to expect when they showed up. To see where it’s going and see their enthusiasm, I was really excited. I’m ready to go, I was disappointed school starting was postponed. We’re going to go hard and loud, that’s the band’s motto.”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 (10) 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. +8 Vote up Vote down WHS.alum · 259 weeks ago Welcome to Wellington! I hope to see a continuance of the advances made recently to the band department! Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down christie · 259 weeks ago I hope he will work well with WMS band students. Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down Lisa · 259 weeks ago My middle school student thought he was fantastic!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +8 Vote up Vote down cristy · 259 weeks ago This sounds like a very positive and much needed attitude for our instrumental department. I’m excited to hear and see the changes he will make and the strides the students will make this year. Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Karen · 259 weeks ago WELCOME to Wellington!!! I have been thru IOLA so many times on the way to see my folks in Warsaw, MO. That’s what the kids need…a breathe of fresh air teaching them!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Donna · 259 weeks ago My grandson goes to the middle school and he thinks he is great. Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Judy Cochran · 259 weeks ago Proud of our iola native, Ben Olson! Not only did he mentor with one of the best, he has the personal qualities to get the job done. With the support of his community, school and parents, this band is starting out on an amazing road to success, not only as a team, but individually! Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down whs73 · 259 weeks ago Having been in band under Tom Ward & Denny Senseny I know how great marching band can be. I love his attitude. It’s beyond a sport. What sport gives the players a new play book for every home game then calls on the players to learn & play new music along with it? Report Reply 0 replies · active 259 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Just wondering · 257 weeks ago Does the district require students in the marching band to undergo a sports physical at the start of the year? Report Reply 0 replies · active 257 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down K Gould · 197 weeks ago Mr.O is da bomb. I AMA in 7th grade in his second year teaching he is epic. Report Reply 0 replies · active 197 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! 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Wellington Sears offering 10% and 15% discount on merchandise during Clearance Event

first_imgWellington Sears at 214 S. Washington continues its great Clearance Event through Jan. 2. Sears is open today until 4 p.m. and will be hop normal business hours on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Customers can get an additional 10% off all closeout/clearance and one of a kind items.  Plus:  Additional 15% off with your Sears card on appliances (extra 5% on the clearance so total of 15% off them! And there is 12 month no interest on $399 purchase or 24 mo. no interest on $599 purchase. Get this: many items are marked down over a $1,000. Sumner County this is a sale you do not want to miss!last_img read more

How Patrick Mahomes turned his worst nightmare into the Chiefs’ Super Bowl dream

first_imgMIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Through three quarters of Super Bowl 54, Patrick Mahomes was on track to have the worst performance in his two-year career as an NFL starting quarterback. His Chiefs were down 20-10 to the 49ers, and much of their deficit was tied to the fact that Mahomes (16-of-25, 145 yards, 5.8 yards per attempt, INT, 62.9 rating) was struggling to be effective through a mostly short passing game.Mahomes even had a rough opening to the fourth quarter, throwing a second interception on what looked like a sure scoring drive deep in San Francisco territory. Both of his turnovers came while he was trying to feed go-to wide receiver Tyreek Hill. For most QBs, the frustration of an off night against a tough defense would bury them at that point in the game, down double digits. Mahomes took over the final dozen minutes of the game as the Chiefs scored 21 unanswered points. He looked like a totally different passer (8-of-13, 114 yards, 8.8 yards per attempt, 2 TDs, 129.5 rating).What helped was the Chiefs had seen this play out before with slow starts in two consecutive AFC playoff games, having recent first-hand knowledge of how having setbacks was a setup for a comeback.”Our guys have learned how to play through situations where the game is not perfect, because you can fall into complacent moments with Pat because he’s such a great player, and he makes a tremendous amount of big plays,” Chiefs offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said. “We’ve seen teams come out to play the very best against it. Every game is a Super Bowl challenge. It’s about how to finish, how to perform when things aren’t quite going the way you want them to go.”MORE: Is Kyle Shanahan to blame for another Super Bowl collapse? It’s not so simpleWhat changed in Super Bowl 54 is that Mahomes decided to start pushing the issue himself, building on his continued strong running to spark his passing. He got more aggressive throwing deep to Hill and tight end Travis Kelce. That dynamic pair was under wraps as late as the early fourth quarter, with dump-offs to running back Damien Williams and a few easy shots to No. 2 wideout Sammy Watkins being Mahomes’ only reliable plays.Mahomes suddenly turned his risks to big rewards. The game-changing play was his 44-yard strike to a streaking, wide-open Hill on a third-and-15 from Kansas City’s 35-yard line. It was soon followed by a third-and-10 shot to Kelce from San Francisco’s 21-yard line, drawing a pass-interference penalty that set up a Kelce 1-yard TD a play later.Hill coming alive to finish with 9 catches for 104 yards on 16 targets was directly related to Mahomes pushing him. But as we’ve learned every time he has taken the field, Mahomes is not like any other young QB we’ve seen. The 24-year-old seemed to relish in the fact that he had an uphill, time-sensitive battle to convert his performance into Super Bowl MVP status as Kansas City’s Chief orchestrator of an amazing 31-20 win.MORE: An anatomy of the Chiefs’ epic comebackThrough his worst plays, Mahomes claimed he never thought he would lose his first Super Bowl instead of winning what could become one of several.”My mindset is always to play and compete to the very end, the last whistle, until that clock strikes zero,” Mahomes said after the game. “I just went out there and kept competing.”After all, Mahomes quickly helped his team erase a 24-0 hole in the second quarter against the Texans in the divisional playoffs, and then a 17-10 deficit in the second quarter against the Titans in the AFC championship game, making those games look like routs on paper at the end, too.But this was the Super Bowl. He needed an unprecedented challenge.”He kept firing, that what’s he did,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “The guys around him believed in him, all the coaches likewise.” (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/92/37/mahomes-hill-020320-getty-ftrjpg_1u9koxxfny7gk1sqh2mrb8k9we.jpg?t=167710736&w=500&quality=80center_img “He was encouraging us, telling us to believe,” Hill said of Mahomes. “He had seen it in some guys’ eyes — they were getting down, including myself. I was like ‘Man, how are we going to pull this off? He was like ’10, you’ve got to believe, brother’. He brought the guys together and you see what happened, man. We pulled it off.”MORE: Jimmy Garoppolo has plenty of time, talent to correct a lazy Super Bowl narrativeWhat makes Mahomes special on the field isn’t only his cannon arm and more prevalent athleticism. It’s also how he never gives up on a play and can fight to make a big play when nothing is here. Like how his physical toughness translates to the mental fortitude, his faith in positive results also carries over to how he lifts his teammates.That was faith was needed all the way to produce the game-winning drive with 2:44 left, a possession in which Mahomes brought out all his best plays to Kelce, Hill, Watkins and Williams with the most on the line.”I believe in the guys I have around me,” Mahomes said. “I believe that we are going to go down there and find a way to score, and we did. It’s just a credit to all my teammates, honestly, for them to believe in me after how I was playing in the third quarter and believe that I am going to go out there and keep fighting and keep throwing it no matter what.”NFL 2020 LOOKAHEAD:2020 Mock Draft | Free-agency previewEvery Super Bowl-winning quarterback has his own style. Joe Montana was cool. Tom Brady is stone cold. Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees and Russell Wilson are three more contemporary passers who mesh their leadership and talent in different ways. Mahomes on Sunday joined the club with his own fiery brand. His digging deep to get his first win is in many ways more impressive than simply lighting up the 49ers with the video-game numbers everyone unreasonably expects of him.Since last season, when Mahomes put up monster stats and won the NFL MVP award, the focus has been on whether he could provide a worthy encore. Mahomes looked like that 50-TD guy early, but then came humbling home defeats to the Colts and Texans, followed by the adversity of a knee injury that cost him two games. By the time the playoffs came around, a grittier, even more inventive Mahomes emerged.There were many points in Super Bowl 54 when Mahomes could have folded. But through his running, passing and grinding, he somehow found a new way to wow us by saving his best for when it mattered most — and making us forget about his worst.last_img read more

Indiana should give Archie Miller time, not make a beeline for his successor

first_imgThe funny thing about the cries to bring Beilein in, is he arrived in Michigan as an established coach with a track record of success, albeit more extensive because he was 54 years old when he got to Ann Arbor in 2007. His first team, which included two future NBA players, won 10 games. One of those pros, Ekpe Udoh, transferred out after that season. The Wolverines managed to win 21 games and make the NCAA Tournament without him. In Year 3 under Beilein, Michigan was 15-17.After three years, that was a 46-53 record. Michigan had no choice but to fire him.Oh, wait. That’s right. The Wolverines kept Beilein, won a share of the Big Ten title a year later and played in the NCAA championship game the year after that. That is how it’s done. It wasn’t easy those first few years. It seemed early on things would happen fast, the team coming within a game of 20 wins that first time out, but the league was tough and the veterans were too few and not good enough and the young guys weren’t ready. A losing record was followed by a season-long flirtation with .500 that ended just on the pleasant side.Villanova could not wait any longer. There had to be someone out there who could get the Wildcats moving in the proper direction. So Jay Wright, just 52-46 in three years, was fired. Wait — that’s not how the story goes, is it? Villanova kept Wright in place, and the next year ended in the Sweet 16, and the year after in the Elite Eight, and three years later in the Final Four, and seven years later with the Wildcats celebrating an NCAA championship. And then another.That is how it’s done. This is how a great program is built and run.MORE: John Beilein would be prize of coaching carousel if he returns to collegeI suspect the same sort of patience will be exercised at Indiana as it nears the end of Archie Miller’s third season, a period that actually has gone much more smoothly than Wright’s early years (while still not smoothly at all.)There is an angry portion of the Hoosiers’ fan base, and one or two loud media voices, haranguing him at every opportunity. There is plenty of agitation regarding his job security. John Beilein hadn’t even officially left his NBA job and the Twitter assassins already were calling to move Miller out to make room for him.It’s hard to believe Indiana would do this to itself again. There have been three coaching changes already since Bob Knight was dismissed in September 2000. Another change would mean five coaches in 20 years. Indiana wants to consider itself a blue blood, and the five championship banners hanging in the end zone at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall would seem to convey the right.But elite programs don’t fire coaches every four years, on average. That’s the kind of nonsense they used to do at Duquesne, before they got smart and hired Keith Dambrot a few years back.Miller was left a few fine players when he signed on to leave Dayton and accept the Indiana job. Unfortunately, three of them departed for professional basketball almost immediately. That meant rebuilding the program, and doing that properly requires time.Indiana fans wanted their university to stop the flow of high-end talent out of the state — or, perhaps even worse in their view, up Interstate 65 to West Lafayette. From 2012-17, not a single Indiana Mr. Basketball winner chose the Hoosiers: Gary Harris (Michigan State), Zak Irvin (Michigan), Trey Lyles (Kentucky), Caleb Swanigan (Purdue), Kyle Guy (Virginia) and Kris Wilkes (UCLA) all chose to go elsewhere. Irvin, Lyles and Guy played in the Final Four. Swanigan was an All-American. Harris became a first-round pick.That exodus has slowed since Miller arrived. He and his staff signed the past two Mr. Basketball winners, Romeo Langford and current Hoosiers forward Trayce Jackson-Davis. They landed three of the top four in-state prospects in the 2018 class (per 247Sports), even though they’d only been in place for months, then one of the top four in 2019 and two of the top five in 2020.Look at that and do some figuring. Miller and his staff have signed six top Indiana high school prospects to date, and they haven’t been able to coach four of them for a full season. It’s not possible to make a reasonable evaluation of his ability to elevate the Indiana program in such a circumstance.MORE: Big Ten facing unprecedented, unparalleled parityMiller was hired by Dayton in 2011 after serving as an assistant to such coaches as Darrin Horn, Thad Matta and his own brother, Sean. With the Flyers, he reached the NCAA Tournament by his third season, when they advanced to the Elite Eight, then earned four consecutive bids and averaged 26 wins in that stretch. He did not misplace his ability to coach upon crossing the state line.Miller has had trouble persuading some of the players who remained when he took over the program, and one or two who had signed with the previous staff, to buy into the importance of playing with passion, intelligence and commitment to the program. That is mostly on the players who have not embraced the importance of pursuing team success — senior Devonte Green was benched for the final stretch of a comeback win against Northwestern, and he was suspended in 2018-19 for three games — but it’s on Miller for continuing to play him.It’s not a fireable offense, though: It’s an experience the wise coaches apply to building future success, as Wright did when he informed his staff after a losing season in 2011-12 that he wanted Villanova to pursue only players who wanted to reach the NBA but first were committed to earning their degrees and learning the game. That led to such talents as Josh Hart, Mikal Bridges, Daniel Ochefu, Eric Paschall — and two NCAA titles.last_img read more

Honda Classic picks, sleepers, betting advice

first_imgPGA DFS: Lineup Builder | How to win The past few events from Riviera to Chapultepec have really favored the long hitters, but PGA National is a distinctly different style of layout, with many holes causing players to club down off the tee to avoid missing the fairway and ending up in the course’s thick Bermuda rough. There perhaps isn’t another non-major event where overall ball striking is more important than this week at PGA National. Double-bogey or worse can lurk on any virtually every hole on the course, and prepare yourself for some serious sweats if you have golfers in contention down the stretch because holes 14, 15, 16, and 17 all typically play well over par. The wind is also going to play a huge factor, with the average wind at this event usually staying above 15 mph. As stated above, the field this week is pretty weak, but there is still some star power with Brooks Koepka, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Tommy Fleetwood, Gary Woodland, and Viktor Hovland making the trip down to Palm Beach. The history of this event suggests that the weaker field will lead to one of the favorites winning, and outside of pre-tournament favorite Tommy Fleetwood (11/1), you can make a case that Koepka (13/1), Fowler (15/1), Woodland (25/1), and Rose (26/1) are all undervalued.  If you have more questions or are looking for more betting and DFS advice (NFL, MLB, NBA, PGA), check me out on Twitter (@DFSBenj).Key StatsStrokes Gained: Approach Par 4 Scoring Good Drive PercentageHonda Classic Betting Advice, OddsOutright Bets to Consider*odds via DraftKings SportsbookGary Woodland 25/1 I’m going to give Woodland a look at any course where he can take less-than-driver off the tee, so naturally, he’s going to start off my betting card at 25/1. I honestly Woodland would be around 18/1 with the field being fairly poor, so I’m going to jump on this 25/1 number that the books are offering. Woodland hits one of the best fairway finding stingers off the tee in all of golf, which he will likely use often at PGA National. Woodland is coming off of a quietly good T12 finish in Mexico and is being disrespected at a course that on paper is an ideal fit for his game.Justin Rose 26/1 I backed Rose at Riviera at 45/1, and while he didn’t produce, I’m going to give him another look this week. Odds of 26/1 for a player of Rose’s long-term quality are too much value to pass up on in a field this soft, and you have to think that he’ll start to turn things around after struggling for much of 2020. Rose skipped last week’s WGC-Mexico to prep for the Florida swing, and I expect him to play well at a course that puts a premium on ball striking. I’m going to continue to back Rose as long as the books offer value on his outright odds because the window of opportunity will be gone as soon after he inevitably gets a top-10 finish. Lucas Glover 85/1  The West Coast swing of the PGA Tour season is over, and we are on to Florida for the Honda Classic, which is played at PGA National’s Champions Course. PGA National is one of the most difficult courses on the PGA Tour schedule, and it features one of the most difficult three-hole stretches that you’ll see, which is fittingly named “The Bear Trap.” Perhaps that’s why we’ll see a relatively weak field, which makes putting together your betting card a tittle more difficult.PGA National is a medium-length, 7,150-yard, Par-70 layout that features dozens of water hazards, out of bounds, and general score-card wreckers on almost every hole. This is one of the premier courses for grinders, and the winning score should be around the -8 to -10 range. There are a few names in the mid-range that are worth consideration, with Shane Lowry (35/1), Bud Cauley (60/1), Joaquin Niemann (66/1), and Keegan Bradley (70/1) all in play for outright, top-10, and top-20 bets. However, I want to go a little deeper to find a great ball striker in Glover at 85/1. I’ve been on Glover each of the past three years here at the Honda Classic, and why not go back to the well one more time for an outright bet at 85/1 and T20 bet at +300? Glover is an all-time bad putter for a PGA Tour professional, but his ball striking is going to keep him afloat at PGA National. He’s posted finishes of T4, T17, and T21 in his past three showings at this event. Tom Hoge 100/1 In looking for a deep bomb play this week, I wanted someone around 100/1 who was playing well and had the ball-striking skill set for PGA National. Hoge is sitting at 100/1 and is playing arguably the best golf of his career after making five straight cuts. I worry about him maintaining that form after a few weeks off, but I feel good about how he sets up for the week considering he’s ranked 15th on Tour in “strokes gained: approach” this season. If you don’t feel like going for the longshot 100/1 outright, then look at investing in Hoge for a top-20 finish at +400.last_img read more