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House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 admin Latest posts by admin (see all) ELLSWORTH — Three swimmers from the Down East Family YMCA swim team will travel to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., next week to compete in the YMCA Short Course National Championships.Brian Batson, Chelsey Curran and Cecelia McEachern all earned their way into the competition by meeting qualifying times set by the YMCA. The meet pits the best YMCA swimmers in the nation against each other.This will be the third such event for Batson, who has qualified for seven events, a record for a DEFY swimmer.Curran and McEachern will be the first female swimmers representing the Dolphins at the national meet.This is also the first year that the Dolphins have qualified more than two swimmers for the meet.For complete story, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Bio State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 Latest Posts This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
Marcus Cromartie (center) along with Marquis Mason (left) and Alec Lerner (right) feel the sting of their second consecutive Rose Bowl loss. Cromartie had 47 tackles this season after stepping in to a starting role after Devin Smith suffered a season-ending injury in week two.[/media-credit]PASADENA, Calif. – The scoreboard flashed a Rose Bowl record of 83 points, and more than half a mile’s worth of yards were covered. But once the dust settled in the fourth quarter of the wild west shootout between Oregon and Wisconsin, there sat a lifeless football along the sideline.And a Duck landed on it.The No. 10 Badgers (11-3) dropped their second consecutive Rose Bowl Game, 45-38, to the No. 5 Ducks (12-2) on Jan. 2 amid a vibrant display of offensive skill.Driving with nearly four minutes remaining in regulation, University of Wisconsin wide receiver Jared Abbrederis fumbled just before being run out of bounds after hauling in a 29-yard pass that would have situated the Badgers inside the Ducks’ 30-yard line.The ball slipped from his grasp and came to rest near the sideline, where Oregon linebacker Michael Clay pounced on it.Wisconsin’s defense ultimately managed to give its offense the ball back with 16 seconds left, but with no timeouts the Badgers ran out of time with 25 yards still to go for the tying score.“I’m kind of tired of tears of sadness, I want to come out here and experience tears of joy at some point,” UW head coach Bret Bielema said. “I wouldn’t trade any place in the world for that locker room that I have right now, the way that they continue to persevere. Obviously, it’s not an outcome that we’re happy with, it’s something that will carry with us for the rest of our lives [and] the entire coaching career for me.”What might occupy Bielema’s mind in the aftermath of the game is an episode in the third quarter that resulted in the team’s second timeout being utilized not but five minutes into the second half.Down 35-31 after a 29-yard field goal from Philip Welch, Wisconsin kicked off to Oregon’s De’Anthony Thomas, who kneeled the ball in the endzone with his foot on the goal line.Bielema recognized Thomas potentially could have erred to the extent that his knee would be ruled as a downed ball on the 1-yard line and subsequently a timeout was taken.Postgame, Bielema said he asked the referee if the play was reviewable. But because the official could not answer in time, Wisconsin was charged a timeout rather than a challenge.“It looked like the ball was out over the line and I was trying toask the official on my sideline if I could challenge,” Bielema said.“Couldn’t get the answer, so they called a timeout and actually cameback to me and said because they couldn’t give me the information in anadequate amount of time they weren’t going to use that as a challenge,they were going to use it as a timeout.”In the end, the series of events resulted in Wisconsin getting the ball back with seconds left in the fourth quarter and no timeouts. On the Ducks’ 25-yard line, the Badgers could not spike the ball before the clock struck zero.Away from the sidelines, however, was a back-and-forth offensive circus in which only once did a team score two consecutive touchdowns. The affair featured three lead changes in the second half and 1,129 yards of combined offense in the game.Badger quarterback Russell Wilson passed for 296 yards and two touchdowns while his counterpart, Darron Thomas, threw for 268 yards and three scores for the Ducks.UW running back Montee Ball ran for 169 yards and a touchdown, tying Barry Sanders’ single-season NCAA record of 39 in one season. UO back LaMichael James put up 161 yards and two touchdowns himself, while De’Anthony Thomas crossed the goal line on both of his two carries and ran for 155 yards.Wideouts Nick Toon and Abbrederis both eclipsed 100 receiving yards and each scored for Wisconsin, while Oregon’s Lavasier Tuinei caught eight passes for 158 yards and two touchdowns.Neither defense could stop the other’s offense, but in the end it was Oregon who finished with more points and yards despite having for the ball for 11 fewer minutes.“There were plays where we stopped them, we got off the field and there were plays where we [had] blown coverage and blown assignments,” linebacker Mike Taylor said, who forced a fumble that resulted in a touchdown. “They make you pay for it; they’ve got fast guys and when you do that a lot of the time they’re just going to score.”Wisconsin and Oregon knotted up at 28-28 at the half after sledgehammering each other’s defenses for two quarters. Scores included a 38-yard pass from Wilson to Abbrederis to kick off the day and a 33-yard fumble recovery by defensive end Louis Nzegwu in the second quarter.Oregon countered with 91 and 54-yard strikes of their own in the highest scoring half of any previous Rose Bowl.While yards continued to pile up in the second half, points eventually slowed somewhat. Wisconsin outscored Oregon in the second quarter but was shut out, 10-0, in the fourth.Despite winning the third-down conversion battle, Wisconsin’s offense was slowed and stopped in important moments in the second half. The Badgers committed both of their turnovers in the period, and after gaining 123 yards in the first half, Ball was held to just 47 in the second.“They started to come down pretty fast, their safeties – as soon as I got the ball, going through the hole, they were right there in front of me, within three yards,” Ball said. “…Other than that, we fell out of rhythm a couple times.”
Some of the home-based athletes and coaches in Nigeria’s party to the 14th IAAF World Championships departed Lagos for Moscow, Russia Monday morning.Some of the athletes who departed the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos include, Noah Akwu, Abiola Onakoya, Isah Salihu, Ogho-Oghene Egwero and Tobi Ogunmola.The female members of the team that boarded the Etihad Airways to Doha, Qatar en-route Moscow, include Peace Uko, Josephine Ehigie and Bukola Abogunloko.Gabriel Oko, Yusuf Alli, Tony Osheku, Paul Obodoechina and others were among some of the coaches listed for the trip to Moscow.The coaches and athletes are to be joined by the foreign-based athletes including Blessing Okagbare, Tosin Oke and Ajoke Odumosu who have been on the IAAF circuit this outdoor season.AFN Board member and Head of Media, Olukayode Thomas, confirmed at the airport that the federation has prepared the athletes well ahead of the World Championships in Moscow. “We had a training plan, and in terms of support, we had the backing of the Sports Minister, Mallam Bolaji Abdullahi, who has ensured that everything they need in Moscow is in place. We are hoping to have a good outing at this edition,” said Thomas.He explained that since the bulk of the show at the IAAF World Championships were mainly individual events, it was not necessary to camp the athletes at one location.“The kind of training we have in football is not what obtains in athletics.“Someone who is into high jump does not need to train with others– once he or she has a good coach,’’ he said.
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Thank you for your input. +12 Vote up Vote down Guest · 266 weeks ago It is certainly a dark, uncertain time for our community. Would it be possible for a larger hospital, such as Via Christi, to purchase the hospital and release this anchor from around our necks? Report Reply 6 replies · active 266 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Ping Pong Dundee · 266 weeks ago I hear the conservatives around here constantly telling me how the free market is best and will guide us to prosperity. Well, I think the free market is saying a hospital in Wellington can’t sustain itself. Pretty funny that so many gripe about government’s involvement in healthcare. Government is all that’s keeping this healthcare facility afloat. Report Reply 4 replies · active 265 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 266 weeks ago Why are we not looking for someone else to come in and possibly turn it into a outpatient rehab and surgery center?? Or new doctors? I know Wellington doesn’t have much to offer without paying high prices and that is the main problem here. We want business’ to come to Wellington but if they get tax breaks, the residents pay the price on taxes and utilities and do the count, Wellington is declining in residents due to the high cost of living here. We need to start looking at other options because if we shut the hospital down, we will loose more people and then it is just a domino affect… Report Reply 1 reply · active 266 weeks ago +34 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 266 weeks ago “The more communication we have the better the situation will be,” Hansel said. “We love our hospital.” Communication doesn’t make the situation better. And if only love paid the bills. I’m really starting to like this Eckert guy. Seems to the point and says what needs to be said, no matter how much some don’t like to hear it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 266 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 266 weeks ago As quoted above,”facility is making progress, and doing better”, we need more information than that. We deserve a better explanation with a 3 to 5 year plan on how the hospital plans to get back on track with a minimum quarterly detailed update. I like Mr. Eckerts stance as stated above but here is how I see it…We cannot continue to be SRMC’s Sugar Daddy. Report Reply 1 reply · active 266 weeks ago -6 Vote up Vote down DiFraz · 266 weeks ago Does anyone realize what would happen to our community if the hospital closed, think about the job loss, and the extra money that would be spent on the ambulance runs to Wichita, all the over time pay for the firefighters, the loss of any business’s that won’t come here because we don’t have hospital. As for finding another doctor to come, it’s harder than you think to get anyone to come to a small town. I would think the city manager would be willing to work with the hospital, sounds like to me he’s just trying to close it down. Then he maybe looking for a new job. Report Reply 11 replies · active 265 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Hmmm….. · 266 weeks ago Hey Cue you forgot to mention anything about Wellington EMS. Mr Eckert seems to think the city is the picture of health. While reading the Daily News I saw that the wellness of the community will be taken care of with the additional funds that the Golf Course requested. Funny thing, most of the council members are also golfers. The question I have for you is why don’t you report on the whole city council meeting? You seem to focus on only the hospital. I will continue reading your articles because your obviously bias opinion or spin on the hospital is somewhat entertaining. For the big picture I will be reading the Daily News. Thanks for your unique view-point and for stirring the pot in an already almost impossible situation for the city as a whole. Report Reply 2 replies · active 266 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down guest · 266 weeks ago I think what we are forgetting is the hospital itself is needed, services provided are needed. The problem more than likely lies in the management. Report Reply 1 reply · active 266 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Guest · 266 weeks ago The hospital is more than bricks and motar. The hospital is made of many caring staff that work very hard to provide exceptional care to those that need it. Please think what would happen to this community without the staff working in that pile of bricks. Report Reply 0 replies · active 266 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down ezra · 266 weeks ago EMS, or the golf course, were not mentioned Tuesday. Report Reply 0 replies · active 266 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By James Jordan, Sumner Newscow â€” Sumner Regional Medical Center CEO Leonard Hernandez told the Wellington City Council his facility is making progress, and doing better in his monthly report at Tuesdayâ€™s regular scheduled meeting. But city officials are becoming impatient with the hospital. The city forgave much of last yearâ€™s utility bills, and has not received payment for any more utilities in several months.Roy EckertCity Manager Roy Eckert expressed frustration at the meeting Tuesday with how the hospital is operating.â€œThis bothers me a lot,â€ Eckert said.Â â€œWe are paying utility bills, bond payments and taking services away from citizens to make sure the hospital stays open. We canâ€™t keep doing that. We just donâ€™t have the money. We are cutting budgets, slicing everything and we canâ€™t afford to keep doing this.â€His words came after Hernandez told the council he had received a letter from Medicare saying payment was being withheld until the city sent in some information in the form of a letter. Eckert said that could have been averted. He said he had asked for information from the hospital and did not receive what he needed. Hernandez said he was not trying to be adversarial, and was trying to be open with the city. He suggested a meeting with the hospital board, himself and the city council. City council members agreed and they will try to set that up next week. Mayor Shelley Hansel said she would like to see that meeting happen as soon as possible. â€œThe more communication we have the better the situation will be,â€ Hansel said. â€œWe love our hospital.â€ Councilman Vince Wetta noted the city helped raise taxes to fund the hospital. Voters passed a half cent sales tax at the November general election. He asked if it would be possible for the city to get some of that money, since utilities have not been paid. Hernandez said it was a possibility, and that may be discussed when they meet.Â Demolished property:Â â€¢The city voted to demolish structures at 712 W. Third and at 802 E. Fourth streets. Hearings were held on the properties and no one was present. City inspector Aaron Norton said he had not heard from owners of either property. The city will destroy the properties and clean the lots. The owners will be sent bills, and if unpaid, the bills will be attached to their property taxes.Â City holding budget meeting: The city will have another budget meeting at noon Wednesday. The budget is hard to do this year because reserves are gone and the city is facing some big cuts. Eckert said he does not think people realize how hard the budget is to do this year. Things have accumulated over the years, and that is making it hard. â€œI donâ€™t want to see the hospital go away, but reality is reality. We donâ€™t have the money to keep giving them $400,000 to $600,000 a year. We canâ€™t do that without taking services away from citizens,â€ Eckert said. He said this is particularly bad when the city cannot fix its water lines. â€œWe have people with very low water pressure. And we are raising water rates. Shame on us, this is unacceptable,â€ Eckert told the council. This will be one of the topics in todayâ€™s meeting.But there is good news: In oneÂ piece of good news, the city refinanced bonds and should save $800,000 in interest over the next 12 years.Â Townhall meeting: There will also be a town hall meeting hosted by the mayor on Tuesday, July 14.Follow us on Twitter.
Eugene Sikora MASON CITY — A traffic stop in Mason City earlier this morning led to a vehicle pursuit and two men being arrested on drug charges. The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says they initiated a traffic stop on a vehicle in the area of 1st Southwest and Crescent Drive at about 1:20 this morning due to an equipment violation. The vehicle did not stop and attempted to elude law enforcement for several minutes. The vehicle ran stop signs, traveling at times over 20 miles per hour over the posted speed limit. The pursuit came to an end at the intersection of 4th and South Illinois, where a deputy executed a pursuit intervention technique to safely end the pursuit and cause damage only to the squad car and pursuit vehicle. 34-year-old Eugene Sikora of Sheffield and 24-year-old Cody Dakin of Mason City were both taken into custody and transported to the hospital, where they were treated and released back to authorities. A search warrant allegedly located methamphetamine, marijuana, psilocybin mushrooms as well as other items consistent with the illegal sale of controlled substances. Dakin was charged with possession with the intent to deliver meth, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, possession of psilocybin mushrooms third offense, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dakin also had a valid warrant for his arrest for voluntary absence from custody. Sikora was charged with eluding along with several traffic violations. Both men remain in the Cerro Gordo County Jail, Dakin on $8300 bond, Sikora on $2080 bond.
Donegal death notices for today, Wednesday, November 1. Shiela MC GETTIGAN (née Donaghy)The death has occurred of Shiela McGettigan, Kilconell, Glebe, Kilmacrennan née Donaghy formerly Carrowmore, Gleneely peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family deeply regretted by her daughters Yvonne, Deirdre sons Eamon, Denis, Liam and Kevin daughters in law sons in law brothers sisters grandchildren great grandchildren nieces nephews relatives and friends. Reposing at her home. Funeral on Thursday the 2nd November at 12.00midday in St Columba’s Church Kilmacrennanburial to adjoining cemetery. House private on morning of Funeral. Family flowers only donations in lieu to Palliative Care, Letterkennycare of any family member. James Alexander (Alex) MC CONNELLThe death has occurred of James Alexander (Alex) Mc Connell, Celbridge, Kildare / Letterkenny, Donegal. Alex passed away peacefully in the wonderful care of the staff of St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, deeply regretted by his loving wife Marion, sons Gareth and Keith, sister Ruby (O’Malley), granddaughter Erìn, daughter-in-law Hester, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.Reposing at Carroll and O’Neill Funeral Directors Funeral Home, Thornhill, Maynooth Road, Celbridge (beside The Celbridge House Pub, exit 6 off the M4 motorway) on Tuesday October 31st from 6pm until 8pm. Funeral Service on Thursday November 2nd in Christ Church, Celbridge at 2pm. Cremation afterwards in Mount Jerome Crematorium. House Private at all times please. All enquiries to Carroll & O’Neill Funeral Directors (01) 6270500. Family flowers only please, donations in lieu, if desired, to Crumlin Children’s Hospital. Bridie LOUGHREYThe death has occurred of Bridie Loughrey, Trillick, Buncrana, Donegal, at Buncrana Nursing Unit.Removal took place yesterday, Tuesday, to her home in Trillick, Buncrana. Funeral Mass on Thursday in St. Mary’s Cockhill, Buncrana at 11am, with burial afterwards in adjoining graveyard. House private from 10pm to 10am. James Finbar BARRETTThe death has occurred of James Finbar Barrett, Blacklion, Co Cavan and Falcarragh, Co Donegal. Unexpectedly. Retired Sergeant with An Garda Síochána. Sadly missed by his wife Evelyn, sons Barry, Enda, Kevin and Brendan, daughters Ena and Aisling, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, extended family, neighbours and friends.His remains will repose in St Patrick’s Church, Killinagh, Blacklion on Thursday evening from 5pm until 7pm. Removal to his daughter Ena’s residence, 2 Meadowfield Manor, Newtowncunningham, Co Donegal where he will repose until 12.45pm on Saturday. Removal to Church of The Sacred Heart, Dunlewey, Co. Donegal for Requiem Mass at 2pm, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.Donegal Death Notices – Rest in Peace was last modified: November 1st, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:obituaries