Memorial Auditorium will re-open April 5 with John Michael Montgomery concert

first_imgSubmitted by the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce – Wellington’s Memorial Auditorium will re-open on Friday, April 5, 2013 with the sounds of country music super star, John Michael Montgomery.  The concert will be the first event held in the newly renovated building that now includes an elevator, new bathrooms and ADA compliant features.The City of Wellington, Wellington Recreation Commission and Memorial Auditorium Board collaborated with KWLS 107.9 FM and its owner, Larry Steckline to bring Montgomery to the Auditorium.The venue is the largest city owned facility of its kind in Sumner County and can cater to nearly 1200 concert go-ers and is utilized for many other events in the community. The Auditorium is centered in the heart of historic Downtown Wellington, providing attendees to the newly upgraded facility the opportunity to explore a growing and vibrant downtown with walking access to several specialty boutiques, clothing stores, restaurants, home décor, a bookstore, furniture, antiques,  fine jewelry and the historic Regent Theater.This will be the first of many big events happening in Wellington, Kansas and at the Memorial Auditorium this year. In July, the Auditorium will be the venue for the Larry Steckline Ag Day Expo during the Kansas Wheat Festival, July 10-14, 2013.Wellington and the historic Memorial Auditorium are easily accessible from Exit 19 on Interstate 35 or US 81 or US 160. Wellington is the home of nearly 9,000 people and continues to strive toward providing families and visitors a destination to enjoy family activities, shopping and recreational activities.The City of Wellington, Wellington Recreation Commission and Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce invite all of the media to share with its viewers and readers the exciting events happening in Wellington. Live Well…Live Wellington!!Press Contact for the John Michael Montgomery Concert: Joe Moralez, KWLS 107.9 FM, 620-660-5154 or the City of Wellington: Gus Collins, City Manager, 620-326-3631 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 (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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. +2 Vote up Vote down TaxPayer · 384 weeks ago The main complaint i have heard about this facility since i have lived here is the lack of air conditioning… Report Reply 1 reply · active 383 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Billy · 383 weeks ago Wait….the place has no AC??? Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Dazed and Confused · 383 weeks ago I’m still trying to understand what the big celebration is all about here? The Building was made ADA complaint with and elevator installed, electrical upgrades, larger restrooms, new carpet and some paint. The only air conditioning that was installed was in the commons area the main Auditorium is NOT air-conditioned. There was nothing remodled inside the Auditorium! Enjoy the concert I’m sure all the bands will put on a great show but you might bring a fan with you, just saying. Report Reply 0 replies · active 383 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 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

Judge approves ‘Bachelor’ farmer’s plea deal for fatal 2017 wreck

first_imgINDEPENDENCE — A judge on Monday signed off on the plea deal reached late last week for the Iowa farmer and former reality TV show star who was involved in a fatal wreck more than two years ago.Arlington farmer and former “Bachelor” star Chris Soules agreed to a two-year suspended sentence on Friday. Last November, Soules pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of a crash in April of 2017. Soules was driving a pick-up north of Aurora when he rear-ended a tractor driven by 66-year-old Kenneth Mosher of Aurora. The tractor rolled into the ditch. Soules called 911 and performed CPR on Mosher at the scene, but left before law enforcement arrived. Mosher died at a local hospital.In addition to the suspended prison sentence, the judge has ordered Soules to pay a $625 fine.In 2015, Soules appeared on “The Bachelor” and “Dancing with the Stars” as well as “Worst Cooks in America” on The Food Nework.last_img read more

Bolt offered contract with Malta football club: reports

first_imgSydney, Australia | AFP | Sprint king Usain Bolt could be making his way to Europe after being offered a two-year professional football contract in Malta, reports said Tuesday, with the club saying it wanted to “write history” with the signing.Bolt, 32, has been on trial with A-League club the Central Coast Mariners since arriving in Australia in August in his bid to pursue a boyhood dream of becoming a footballer after retiring from athletics last year.The 100 metres world record-holder scored his first two goals in professional football on Friday when he started a pre-season game against second-tier Macarthur South West United in Sydney.Malta club Valletta FC said they had made a formal offer which includes playing in its upcoming cup final, with chief executive Ghasston Slimen saying the move to snare Bolt was “about writing history”.“Usain Bolt broke the record in Beijing (Olympics) in 2008, and I have followed him for the last year-and-a-half on his football journey,” Slimen told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.“We play the final of the Super Cup on December 13, which we will win… so can you imagine Usain Bolt lifting the Super Cup trophy 10 years after he broke the record in Beijing?“This isn’t about money, this is about history. This is something that they will talk about in 50 or 100 years’ time.”A group of investors from the Sanban Group in the United Arab Emirates acquired a majority stake in the club last month, vowing to qualify for the group stages of Europe’s Champions League.– Room for improvement –Slimen admitted Bolt still had to improve his footballing skills, but said he was inspired by the former sprinter’s jubilant celebrations — including the trademark lightning bolt victory pose — after the goals. “I don’t want him to be here on holiday, I want him training hard,” he said, adding that he wanted Bolt to be lifting trophies during his stint at Valletta.“I don’t want to make a big fuss, I want him to sign the contract, get on the flight, arrive in Malta and train, because we need to prepare for the Super Cup.”The Australian agent who arranged Bolt’s trial with the Mariners declined to confirm or deny the reports when contacted by AFP on Tuesday.Bolt does not yet have a contract with the Mariners ahead of the start of the A-League season this Friday, with the club’s chief executive Shaun Mielekamp saying in a statement that the Jamaican “will continue his indefinite training period… until any further notice”.Media reports suggest the Mariners are waiting for governing body Football Federation Australia to decide whether it will contribute to a potential Aus$3 million (US$2.1 million) offer to Bolt.FFA head David Gallop said Tuesday “the story of a contract in Europe is news to me”, but that any financial support from the governing body would not be drawn from a marquee fund set up to attract top players to the A-League.“The ball is very much in the Mariners court. They have to make a decision whether they want to move to put Usain onto a contract,” Gallop told Macquarie Sports Radio.“If they get to that point (of signing Bolt) then we’ll look at what’s feasible for us but it can’t be from the marquee player fund…. we can’t use that money but we’ll look at if we can do anything else.”The 32-year-old previously tried out with clubs in Germany, South Africa and Norway to no avail.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Florida man claims guns found in SUV belonged to ‘John Wick’

first_imgA Port St. Lucie man was arrested after allegedly assaulting a woman and threatening her with a gun.The St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office say the man claimed the SUV and the guns found inside belonged to “John Wick.”Deputies responded to a phone call on Sunday at a home in Port Saint Lucie, where a woman told them  27-year Getro Gelin assaulted her and pointed a gun at her, threatening to kill her.When deputies arrived, the woman told them Gelin hid the gun in his Porsche SUV. When deputies searched the vehicle they found a handgun and rifle inside.Gelin told the officers that the Porsche SUV and the weapons belonged to his cousin “John Wick.” John Wick is a fictional legendary assassin played by Keanu Reeves in the 2014 movie and its sequels.He later admitted that he “lied about the name, but that he would not reveal his cousin’s name.”Gelin was arrested on charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and domestic battery. He has since been released after posting a $3,500 bond.last_img read more