Update (6:54 p.m.)Wednesday evening storms caused minor damage in Ripley County. Trees were reported down west of Napoleon on C.R. 725 near Millhousen and Brownstown Road.The thunderstorms were accompanied by moderate winds and pea-sized hail.Update (6:01 p.m.)A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for southeastern Decatur County until 6:15 p.m.Locations impacted include Milhousen and New PointUpdate (5:50 p.m.)A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for the majority of the listening area.The National Weather Service issued the warning for Ripley, Dearborn and Franklin counties until 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.Storm hazards include large hail and winds up to 60 mph.A severe thunderstorm warning for western Decatur County and southern Rush County is set to expire at 6:00 p.m. WednesdayStay tuned to Country 103.9 WRBI and wrbiradio.com for the latest severe weather information.First Report (2:25 p.m.)Showers and storms are moving through the region this afternoon and into the evening hours.The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the entire listening area until 9 p.m. Wednesday.Thunderstorms are developing this afternoon and evening ahead of a cold front. The storms have the potential to become severe with the main threat being damaging winds and large hail. The storm system has the potential to spawn an isolated tornado.A severe thunderstorm watch means that the potential exists for the development of thunderstorms which may produce large hail or damaging winds.WRBI will releases up-to-date weather information on-air and online.
BUCKSPORT — The Ellsworth and Bucksport boys’ and girls’ basketball teams split a pair of scrimmages Friday, with the Golden Bucks winning the girls’ contest and the Eagles winning on the boys’ side.Ellsworth was missing starter Katelynn Bagley for the girls’ game, and Bucksport took advantage. The Eagles were able to keep the game close during the first half, but the Golden Bucks stepped up their efforts on defense in the second half to record a 48-29 win.Bucksport’s Darian Jellison dribbles as Ellsworth’s Trinity Montigny (right), Sammy Mason (middle) and Kaitlin McCullough defend during the second half of a high school girls’ basketball scrimmage on Dec. 2 in Bucksport. The Bucksport girls won 48-29. PHOTO BY MIKE MANDELLThe boys’ game was close throughout. Although the first quarter was low-scoring, both teams were able to produce more on the offensive end in the second half. In the end, Ellsworth held on for a 43-40 victory.All four teams will begin their regular seasons this weekend. For Ellsworth, the girls’ game will be at home against the Foxcroft Ponies at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. The boys will also play Foxcroft at the same time the following day.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Bucksport teams will host a doubleheader against the Searsport Vikings on Friday. The girls’ game will begin at 5:30 p.m., and the boys’ game will follow it.
*Any WHS Student who would like to go to the state basketball game on Wednesday, there will be a bus available for $5.00 per student. You will be responsible to take enough money to pay the $7.00 admission fee into the game and if you want, concession food money. The bus will leave the high school at 12:30 p.m. The WHS boyâ€™s basketball game will start at 3:00 p.m. Please bring your $5.00 into the counselorâ€™s office by tomorrow at the end of the day.*There will be a CoffeyvilleÂ Community College representative in the Ag Shop onÂ March 23Â during 2 and 3rd periods. Students interested in pursuing an Ag degree will need to get their agendas signed by their teacher in order to attend.*SENIOR GIRLS: Remember to turn in your completed Beta Sigma Phi Scholarship on or beforeÂ March 12Â to Mrs. Yates.*Itâ€™s time for the Project Prom T-Shirt Logo Contest! The contest is open to Juniors and Seniors. The winner will receive $50. Entries must be received by March 25. Stop by the office to pick up the contest rules.*Crusaders of the Stage present the Grounds Table Coffee Shop open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7:15-7:45 in the commons. All proceeds go to the Crusaders of the Stage trip to Nationals. Come early and get your coffee!*Attention Seniors: Your pictures for the Senior Graduation video are due by March 13th. A baby picture and a senior picture are required and elementary school to present pictures are recommended. If no pictures are submitted, you will not be in the video. Also, your senior picture does not have to be a formal picture. We DO accept selfies.*Seniors: Donâ€™t forget to stop by the Counselors office to check out what scholarship applications are available.College visits during lunch:Tuesday, March 24thÂ – Emporia State UniversityToday is:National Barbie DayNational Meatball DayÂ National Get Over it DayNational Napping Day.Follow us on Twitter. Submitted to Sumner Newscow â€” Todayâ€™s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, March 9, 2015:Mondayâ€¢ Band and Choir Concert 6:30 p.m.â€¢ Cheer Try-Out Clinic 5:30 to 7 p.m.Tuesdayâ€¢ Parent/ Teacher Conf. 4:10-7:30 p.m.â€¢ Cheer Try-Out Clinic 5:30-7 p.m.Wednesdayâ€¢STATE- Boys Basketball at 3 p.m. in SalinaThursdayâ€¢Parent/Teacher Conf. 4:10 to 7:30 p.m.FridayNo SchoolCheer Try-Outs 10 a.m.Lunch menu:Monday: Taco soup, tortilla chips, fresh broccoli, chilled pears, snickerdoodle.Tuesday: Crispito/red sauce, lettuce and tomato, golden corn, chilled peaches, cheesy peaches.Todayâ€™s Newsâ€¢The powerlifting team traveled to Clay CenterÂ this SaturdayÂ for the state powerlifting meet, here are the results.Dietra Sober- fourth overall in the women’s 105 class.Baylee DeJarnett- second overall, bench and clean in the women’s 156 class.Â Together Dietra and Baylee scored enough team points to place fifth as a women’s team out of 15 teams.Jon Ryberg -third overall and bench in the men’s 140 class.Â Jayden King -third overall in men’s heavyweight class.Â WHS has a new state champion roaming the hallways. Jayden King placed first in squat, making him the best heavyweight squatter in 4A!Also in attendance were Remington Gilkey, Candi Easterly, Joey Lewallen, Jared Oathout, and Matthew Mason.Congratulations powerlifters on a great season! 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. 0 Vote up Vote down Thirsty · 283 weeks ago How much did he squat and what is the heavyweight weight class specs? I assume there is a weight range like wrestling. Just curious!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 283 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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“This is an early warning,” Baldassare said, “of widespread fallout from the housing market crisis. The economic worries are reflected in the top three issues residents listed: immigration, jobs and the economy, and health care. “This combination of concern about immigration and and escalating economic anxieties makes for a highly charged and unpredictable political atmosphere,” Baldassare said, “especially as we head into an election year.” Put another way, voters won’t be going to the Feb. 5 polls in a cheery mood, which could make for a hard sell for proponents of Proposition 93, the ballot initiative to loosen term limits. A plurality of 47 percent to 41 percent supports the measure, though its margin of support continues to shrink. In a Field Poll earlier this year, the initiative was supported by 59 percent of the voters. “I’d say there is a constant trend,” said Kevin Spillane, spokesman for the No on 93 campaign. “The more people know about 93, the less they like about it.” But, voters like the idea of shortening legislators’ potential stay from 14 years to 12, and allowing lawmakers to stay in a single chamber because, Baldassare said, they would be required to make “more efficient use of their time in office” rather than always focusing on the next election. “There is a significant appetite for reforming California’s term limits laws,” said Richard Stapler, spokesman for the Prop. 93 campaign. “We want to put an emphasis on experience to make the Legislature more effective. Voters will understand that.” By a 2-to-1 margin, voters support the concept of term limits. But, they are split – 42 percent support and 46 percent oppose – on whether current term-limited legislators should be able to stay in office until they reach 12 years in the chamber they’re now serving. The poll, which surveyed 2,002 residents, had a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percent. The survey of 1,442 registered voters had a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percent. [email protected] (916) 441-2101160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champSchwarzenegger’s approval rating improved from 50 percent to 57 percent since the last PPIC poll was taken in September. In the same period, the Legislature saw its approval numbers rise from 34 percent to 41 percent. “They’re giving them an A for effort,” said Mark Baldassare, president and CEO of PPIC. “But, those numbers will be hard to sustain when the governor and Legislature get back in January and are dealing with the economy and the budget deficit.” The good will earned by calling a special session on health care and water storage could evaporate, Baldassare said, if the governor and Legislature fail to forge deals. The looming budget deficit – now estimated at $14 billion – would further sour the public’s mood, depending on how lawmakers approach it. Two-thirds agree with Schwarzenegger’s plan to require state agencies to cut 10 percent from their budgets. And 65 percent say they don’t want the deficit to be solved by tax increases alone. More Californians – 42 percent – prefer spending cuts alone to a mix of taxes and spending cuts – 36 percent. Amid growing concerns about the weakening housing market, 52 percent of California residents worry their own financial circumstances will be hurt. Renters (62 percent) are more likely than homeowners (46 percent) to be concerned. The subprime mortgage crisis and signs of a worsening economy are taking a toll on Californians, who, according to a statewide poll, have lost the optimism with which they began the year. The poll, released Wednesday by the Public Policy Institute of California, shows that 65 percent of residents expect bad economic times in the coming year – up from 39 percent in January. At the same time, Californians’ approval of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, a Republican, and the Democratic-controlled Legislature has improved, in part because they’re seen as trying to work on issues of importance to voters – such as health care. Nearly all residents – 92 percent – believe the issue of the uninsured is a problem in the state. And a ballot initiative to loosen term limits – whose success could hinge on whether lawmakers pass health-care reform – continues to get the support of voters, though that support is slipping.