Wellington City Manager Gus Collins having retirement reception on Thursday, May 29


first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down noname · 327 weeks ago Where is he going to? Its been longer than 48 hours. Report Reply 0 replies · active 327 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MJE · 327 weeks ago “Retiring”? Report Reply 0 replies · active 327 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 Gus CollinsSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — There will be a public “come and go” reception for Wellington City Manager Gus Collins on Thursday, May 29 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the council chambers at Wellington City Hall at 317 S. Washington.Collins is retiring from the city of Wellington after being hired as city manager on May 1, 2006. He will officially retire on June 1, 2014 (see story here).Collins has been in public service after over 35 years. Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Wellington captures consolation title in buzzer beating fashion (updated with stats)


first_imgMitchell8134644244 Zimmerman11000031 Wilson11001231 Helwig00000000 Snipes6122327168 Team total224871814236530 T. French24002269 Labette County Hentzen25000042 Dean14001233 Wellington Adams12120021 Team Total16455157106233 Shayland French is defending Erica Gartner in defensive sequence in 4th quarter, the more memorable sequence would come later.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It was a crazy ending to an amazing season. It was an exclamation point to a wonderfully written novel. It was simply… stunning.A written description won’t do it justice. The video of the buzzer beater is below. Wellington had blown a seven point lead in less than a minute and had missed six consecutive free throws down the stretch. Labette County had the ball with less than 15 seconds tied 62-all in the third place game of the Class 4A Div. 1 game.Labette’s Erica Gartner was shooting from the right wing looking for the win. Shayland French would make a block, take the ball up court and lob it off to Lauryn Snipes, who would drive it down the north sidelines, and shoot an NBA style 3-pointer from the right side. It fell into the basket as the buzzer sounded. Wellington won a stunning 65-62 victory over Labette County for the state’s consolation prize.The Crusaders ended the season at 24-1 with a state trophy and a ton of memories too numerous to mention. The 2015-16 Lady Crusaders were history makers.“I’ve never been a part of something like that,” said Wellington head girls basketball coach Eric Adams.Snipes was asked to describe the last shot. Her response:It was just karma.While third-place state tournament games have been a source of debate whether or not if they should even be played, Lady Crusader fans and players are most certainly converts – especially after what transpired.The Crusaders state title aspirations ended Friday night with a 64-51 loss to Paola. But Saturday afternoon’s game more than made up for any sorrowful feelings. Keep the game!It was a wild affair against a very scrappy and disciplined Labette County team from southeast Kansas. Tristan Gegg, a 5-5 sophomore, is crazy good. Having scored 1,000 points already in her high school career so far, she scored 30 points against the Wellington defense including five 3-pointers.And in a crazy game of momentum changes, Labette had erased a 62-55 lead with 1:20 to play. Wellington went to the line and missed free throw after free throw, shooting 3 of 10 in the fourth quarter. The Grizzlies had used a Gegg 3-pointer and had scored on an errant Wellington inbounds pass thereafter.When Avery Rusk missed her second free throw, it was Labette looking for the last shot.But Wellington’s late collapse only came after a sensational comeback. It was Labette which looked as if it was going onto victory, leading 55-47 after Gegg made a steal and layup as Mitchell was called for her fourth foul. Both her and Snipes played their final quarter throughout with four fouls.But two Rusk free throws, a Snipes layup and a Rusk layup would narrow the margin to 55-53. Mitchell then hit a trey to give the Dukes their first lead in over 10 minutes. Snipes would hit a trey to make it 60-55. Then T. French nailed a deuce to make it 62-55.This game had more peaks and valleys than the Rocky Mountains. Both teams traded baskets in the first quarter as Mitchell scored 10 of the team’s first 14 points. Wellington would up the lead to 26-19 on a MeKenna Adams 3-pointer.But then Labette came back with nine straight and took a 28-27 lead into halftime.In the third quarter, the Grizzlies athleticism would take Wellington by surprise and Labette would build its lead to 49-41. Mitchell hit a trey to pull the Dukes within five. A Grizzly free throw made it 50-44 at the end of the third.This game was just getting started.State Tournament 3rd Place game: Scoring: FGMFGA3FGM3FGAFTMFTAPointsReb. Burk15001234 State Tournament 3rd Place game:  Gegg112251133309 Wellington1413201865 S. French36002284 Rusk110074760 Sorrell A.780011155 Follow us on Twitter. Labette County1216241062 Moore00000000 Gartner111040025 Sorrell C.14000023last_img read more

Netflix says that its new deal for original progra


first_imgNetflix says that its new deal for original programming from DreamWorks is its largest yet and will cover 300 hours of new programming.The streaming service and animation studio already had a programming deal in place with Dreamworks for Turbo: F.A.S.T., a TV spin-off from upcoming DreamWorks animated movie Turbo.The new deal will see the partners make TV series based on new and classic DreamWorks characters and movie titles. The first fruits of the partnership will be delivered next year, the companies said, without specifying what the first shows might be.DreamWorks movie titles include Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and How to Train Your Dragon franchises and it has also acquired Classic Media, which owns Mr Magoo, Casper the Friendly Ghost and several other classic titles.DreamWorks is moving heavily into TV and on Netflix, its characters will be introduced as a branded collection of shows.“This is an unprecedented commitment to original content in the internet television space,” said DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos said: “This deal represents a major expansion of what’s already a phenomenal relationship, allowing us to bring beloved DreamWorks characters to the 40 countries where Netflix operates and setting the stage for us to innovate together as we expand into new markets.”last_img read more