14Aug/20

Homecourt advantage in playoffs could be on the line when Jazz, Clippers face off in Los Angeles

first_imgThe Jazz finish their season against the two best teams in the West, at Golden State and home against San Antonio and if those two teams aren’t still competing for the top seed in the West, the Jazz may get to play against teams resting top players.Another key factor in Saturday’s game is the tiebreaker, should the two teams end up tied at the end of the regular season. If the Jazz lose to the Clips, they will lose the tiebreaker because of a 3-1 deficit in the season series, while a win would likely give the Jazz the tiebreak because of a slight edge in Western Conference games (25-18 to 24-20).JAZZ NOTES: Saturday’s game is at 12:30 PT because the Los Angeles Kings have a 7:30 game against the New York Rangers in the evening. Then the Clippers will play a rare back-to-back home game against the Sacramento Kings Sunday at 12:30 p.m. PT . . . The Jazz will return home Saturday night and play a home game against New Orleans Monday night (8:30 p.m. MT). Then it’s back on the road for a game in Sacramento, followed by a home game against Washington . . . Hood is expected to play against the Clippers, while Shelvin Mack (ankle) is questionable and Derrick Favors (knee) is out . . . Gobert still leads the NBA in blocked shots at 2.62 per game and is tied for fourth in rebounds per game with 12.8. I don’t think it makes our season if we win and I don’t think it decimates our season if we lose, but it’s important. – Jazz head coach Quin SnyderLOS ANGELES — The Dallas Mavericks did the Utah Jazz a huge favor Thursday night, coming back in the final minutes to edge the Los Angeles Clippers by two points. That gives the Jazz some breathing room in the race for the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference playoff race, but it will mean a lot more if the Jazz can knock off the Clippers Saturday afternoon (1:30 p.m. MT) at the Staples Center.Thursday’s result keeps the Jazz a game and a half ahead of the Clippers in the standings and two ahead in the loss column. A loss Saturday will cut the lead to a half game in the standings and one game in the loss column, while a win will make it two-and-a-half games and three games, respectively.So Saturday’s game is a huge one, right?Predictably, Jazz coach Quin Snyder didn’t want to make too much of the game, saying “every game we play now has significant connotations.” But he is also aware of the implications.“This game, obviously against a team we’re competitive with currently in the standings … we’re right there, the two of us,” he said. “In a lot of ways, that’s true. But I don’t think it makes our season if we win and I don’t think it decimates our season if we lose, but it’s important.”Center Rudy Gobert, who is coming off a career-high 35-point game against New York Wednesday night, echoed his coach.“Obviously we’re almost tied for the fourth seed so you can say it’s an important game,” he said. “But no matter what happens, if we lose or we win, it doesn’t define our season. We’ve still had a very good season.”Rodney Hood said, “It’s a big game for playoff implications, but we just need to get back to playing really good basketball. We need to play our best basketball ending the season, the last 10 games, so it’s a big test for us.”Looking ahead at the remaining games on the schedule, the Clippers have a slight advantage with six of eight games at home, compared to five of nine for the Jazz, which may not mean as much since the Jazz’s road record is nearly as good as their home mark.Both teams play Washington at home and San Antonio on the road. The Clippers have two home games against Sacramento, while the Jazz play the Kings on the road next week. The Clippers have a gimme home game against the woeful Lakers as well as home contests with Dallas and Houston, while the Jazz play three teams out of the playoffs in New Orleans, Portland and Minnesota at home.last_img read more

14Aug/20

No birdies for Tony Finau, who finishes in a tie for 27th place at British Open

first_imgUtah’s Tony Finau leads the PGA Tour in total birdies this season, but a lack of birdies in Sunday’s final round of the British Open, doomed him as he fell to a tie for 27th place at 1-over-par 281.Finau shot a final-round 71 at Royal Birkdale in his most consistent round of the week as he had 17 pars on the day. However, he couldn’t make a single birdie Sunday after making 11 during his first three rounds. Finau’s lone bogey was at the par-4 No. 13 hole.In all, it was a solid tournament for Finau, following up on last year’s tie-for-18th finish at Royal Troon as he made the cut for the fourth time in six majors.The next major for Finau will be next month at Quail Hollow Golf Club in Charlotte, North Carolina, where fellow Utahns Daniel Summerhays and Chris Moody will join him in the field for the Aug. 10-13 tournament.last_img read more

14Aug/20

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Republican healthcare proposal question

first_imgFrom what you have heard so far on the Republican healthcare proposal, what do you think should be done? Pass it now. Anything to overturn Obamacare ASAP. Kill it. This is not the right alternative. Modify it. Too many people might lose healthcare insurance. Do nothing.The current Affordable Healthcare Act is just fine. I don’t know enough about it. View Results Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.  Loading …center_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 commentslast_img read more

14Aug/20

Richard Hopper, 74, Oxford: Jan. 22, 1943 – April 24, 2017

first_imgRichard HopperRichard Hopper, 74, of Oxford died Monday, April 24, 2017 in Winfield, Kansas, surrounded by his loving family.Graveside Memorial Services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 27 at the Oxford Cemetery in Oxford, KS. No visitation is scheduled. Memorials have been established with the Kindred Hospice. Contributions can be left with the Oxford Funeral Home, P.O. Box 123, Oxford, KS 67119. For further information please visit wwwoxfordfuneralservice.com.Richard Joseph Hopper was born on January 22, 1943 the son of Joe and Helen (Miller) Hopper in Winfield, Kansas. He was a 1961 graduate of Grenola High School. Richard worked in the Oil Field his whole life. He enjoyed tinkering and fixing small engines. He liked to camp and fish as well.Richard is survived by his children, Richard Allen Hopper and wife Tiffany of Columbia, S.C., Richard Lynn Hopper and wife Karen of Rock, KS and Melissa Ann Hopper of Oxford, KS, brother David Hopper and wife Doretta of Winfield. grandchildren Cassandra Chhoeun and husband Paul, Nicole Breen and husband Timothy, Valerie Eastman and husband Tony, Brian Hopper and wife Emily, Autumn Hopper, Crystal Hopper, Forrest Huckabey and wife Lakin and Amanda Creamer and 21 great grandchildren.He is preceded in death by his parents, loving wife Barbara Hopper and one brother Carlton Hopper.last_img read more

14Aug/20

Linda ‘Sue’ Harmon, 67, Wellington: Oct. 22, 1949 – June 16, 2017

first_imgSue HarmonLinda “Sue” Harmon, of Wellington, died on Friday, June 16, 2017 at Via Christi – St. Francis in Wichita at the age of 67.Sue was born the daughter of Harry Willis and Mary Gwendolyn (Roberts) Green on Saturday, October 22, 1949 in Arkansas City. She grew up in Arkansas City, graduated from Arkansas City High School in 1967 and attended two years of Cowley College.On April 3, 1970, Sue and James Leslie Harmon were united in marriage at First United Methodist Church in Arkansas City. Together they celebrated 47 years of marriage.She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mary Green; sister, Patricia Wahl; brother, Robert Green; sister-in-law, Rita Green; brother-in-law, William Peters and sister-in-law, Janet Wiles.Survivors include her husband, Jim Harmon of the home; daughter, Anne Marie Harmon Thomas and her husband Nathan of Alameda, California; son, Jason L. Harmon and his wife Jasmine of Wellington, grandchildren: Hunter Harmon, Madison Harmon of Wellington and Zane Thomas, Fiona Thomas and Thurston Thomas of Alameda, California; nephews, Michael Cypert (Donette) of Wellington and Gary Cypert of Canton, Oklahoma; nieces, Peggy Russell (Jeff)  and Diane Crittenden (Kurk) all of Wellington; great nieces and nephews: Dillon Cypert, Lance Russell, Marsee Hodges, Stephanie Russell, Danny Crittenden, Libby Fisch, Kristin Branam, Michael Brugada, Dane Cypert, Chelsea Strunk, Hannah Cypert and Tanner Cypert; great-great-nieces and nephews: Gracie, Taylor and Lydia Russell, Marlee, Maddox, Matilee and Maycee Hodges, Jensen Russell, Adelynn and Micah Crittenden, Parker Fisch, Skyler and Kylee Branam, Sawyer and Grayson Brugada, Kaleesie Cypert, Landon and Kenzie Strunk; sister-in-law, Patricia Peters and nephews-in-law, Michael Peters and family and Matthew Peters and family all of Amarillo, Texas; brother-in-law, Larry Wiles of Rio Rancho, New Mexico, nieces-in-law, Sandra Samp and family of Albuquerque, New Mexico, Dana Reynolds and family of Athens, Alabama and Karen Sluga and family of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017 with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.Funeral services for Sue will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church, Wellington. Interment will be at the Kansas Veterans Cemetery, Winfield.In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Sue Harmon Scholarship Fund.  Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more

14Aug/20

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

first_imgWellington Police notes: Wednesday, September 20, 2017:•12:51 a.m. Officers took a report of a neighbor dispute in the 1500 block N. B, Wellington.•8:47 a.m. Officers took a report of a found bicycle in the 1200 block S. F, Wellington.•9:54 a.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 400 block Morningside, Wellington.•Edd E. Crawley, 75, Wellington was served a summons to appear for vicious animal and no Wellington registration.•Lindsey R. Stone, 32, Wellington was served a summons to appear for criminal damage to property.•Daniel A. Baker, 51, Wellington was served a summons to appear for unlawful discharge of fireworks.•1:50 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 300 block S. West, Wellington involving a vehicle operated by Melvin B. Mohika, 39, Wichita, and a fixed object power line owned by the city of Wellington.•2 p.m. Officers took a report of a suicide threat in the 2000 block N. H, Wellington.•2 p.m. Officers conducted a trespass report in the 200 block N. Washington, Wellington by known suspect.•3:34 p.m. Officers took an animal complaint report in the 2000 block N. Madison, Wellington.•4:02 p.m. Officers took a report of a vicious animal in the 400 block E. Maple, Wellington by known owner.•5:56 p.m. Officers took a report of a missing person in the 500 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington. The person was located.•9:11 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 600 block S. Ash, Wellington.last_img read more

14Aug/20

Wonder playing at Wellington Regent Theater this week

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater (see preview below): “Wonder”Schedule: Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PGMovie Synopsis: Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman. Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 85%. Audience review: 90% liked it. <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Critic’s consensus: Wonderdoesn’t shy away from its bestselling source material’s sentiment, but this well-acted and overall winsome drama earns its tugs at the heartstrings.For more information on great movies being played, visit the Wellington Regent website at https://www.facebook.com/wellington.regent?fref=tslast_img read more

14Aug/20

Saturday’s fire at 1104 North C Street was caused by cigarette according to fire report

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. +4 Vote up Vote down tofar · 127 weeks ago ban cigarettes Report Reply 0 replies · active 127 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 House fire at 1104 N. C today.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A house fire at 1104 North C Street on Saturday was a result of a cigarette according to the Wellington Fire Department. At 3:35 p.m., a fire started on the front porch of the Marjorie McGowan residence. McGowan was not home at the time, going to her cousin’s funeral in Wichita. However, her daughter Shannon Norris was visiting from Wichita to assist McGowan, who is recovering from knee surgery from a couple weeks ago.Norris said she was smoking on the front porch when she thought it was extinguished after disposing it in a nearby house plant container. The fire started while she was making dinner in the kitchen. She said she smelled something but did not notice the flames at first. After going to the restroom she then saw the flames coming from the outdoors. She ran and got a fire extinguisher and ran out the back door around to the front.Luckily an unnamed passerby was there first and was extinguishing the fire with a garden hose.Nobody was hurt in the incident.Fire was mostly extinguished before firefighters arrived.According to the WFD press release, when the firefighters arrived most of the blaze was extinguished. The firefighters then removed portions of the outside soffit and interior ceiling to find hidden hot spots and the house was ventilated using a positive pressure fan.Estimated loss is $2,000. Mayfield Fire Department was called in for mutual aid. Nine fire personnel were called to the scene using one aerial ladder, one engine, one ambulance and one pickup.Wooden flag remains intact.Neighbors commented that although the porch was significantly damaged, a wooden red, white, and blue flag attached to the structure was untouched.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

14Aug/20

M. Pauline Pope, 83, Wellington: March 6, 1935 – Nov. 6, 2018

first_imgM. Pauline Pope, 83, died on Nov. 6, 2018. She is the daughter of William C and Thelma E. Linder, which precedes her in death.Pauline was united in marriage to Raymond Pope on June 5, 1954 which he precedes her in death.They had five children: R, Mark Pope, which also proceeds her in death; four daughters: Kammie (Larry) Eady, Wilda (Tom) Miller, Karla (Dean Kemper) Schwind, all of Wellington, and Teresa (Scott) Blake of Milan; one foster son: Mike (Dawana) Grow of Wichita; two sisters: Nadine Hirschenhofer of Arizona and Marcel Dickey of Oregon; two brothers, Marvin Linder of Nebraska; and Larry Linder of Kansas; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her husband Raymond, son Mark; brothers: Melvin, Jr., Dean, Boyd, Glen, Georgie and Loren; one sister: Kate; granddaughter Sheila Grable, grandson Jeremy Pope and three great grandchildren Cristian Miller, Gage and Katlynn Mason.She was loved and will be missed by many.Memorial services for Pauline will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, December 8, 2018 at the Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield, Kansas.A memorial has been established with the Bryce Day Memorial Foundation. All contributions will be used to help minimize funeral costs. Contributions can be mailed, left at the funeral home or made online at www.brycedaymemorialfoundation.com/donate.To share a memory or to leave condolences, please visit www.cornejodayfuneralhome.com.Arrangements by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington, Kansas.last_img read more

14Aug/20

Carole Paisley, 90, Milan: January 10, 1929 – June 24, 2019

first_imgCarole PaisleyFormer Milan resident, Carole Paisley, died June 24, 2019.  She was born on January 10, 1929.The funeral will be held on Friday, June 28, 2019, at 10:30 A.M. at Frank Funeral Home.  Interment will follow the service at the Milan Cemetery.Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 27, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday evening.In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with the Kansas Humane Society and the Alzheimer’s Association.Funeral arrangements are with Frank Funeral Home in Wellingtonlast_img read more