Thomas Mesker, 59, Wellington: July 29, 1954 – Nov. 23, 2013

first_imgThomas MeskerThomas Mesker, 59, of Wellington, died on November 23, 2013 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, November 27, 2013   at the St. Anthony- St. Rose Catholic Church in Wellington. Graveside Services will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday at the Memorial Park Cemetery in Hutchinson, Kansas. Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. Tuesday, November 26 at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home in Wellington with a Rosary being held at 6 p.m. at the funeral home. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.comThomas Gerald Mesker was born on July 29, 1954 the son of Thomas Patrick and Rose Alice Gorman Mesker in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Tom was a roofer who liked people. Tom was a Green Bay Packers fan and enjoyed cooking and spending time with others. He liked to travel and fish. Tom was very close with his mother and was great at putting other people in a good mood and making them laugh. He is preceded in death by his parents. Tom is survived by his sisters, Bridget Christopher of Mulvane, KS, Rose Mesker of Wellington, Patricia Nicholson of Wellington and Genevieve Kifer of Cushing, OK, 6 nieces and 3 nephews.last_img read more

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Strong storms produce tornadoes in northern Iowa

first_imgSWEA CITY — At least two tornadoes, possibly three, touched down in northern Iowa Tuesday night. The National Weather Service office in Sioux Falls says a tornado was reported about 5:30 PM near the town of Cushing in Woodbury County and another tornado was spotted ten minutes later near Ida Grove in Ida County.Meteorologist Alex Krull, at the National Weather Service office in Johnston, says they’re investigating another report of severe weather near Swea City in Kossuth County. “We’re not sure if it was a tornado or not,” Krull says. “Right now, we’re in communication with the emergency managers. It looks like this may just be widespread wind damage.” There were no reports of any injuries in that part of the state either.Krull says winds in the Swea City area last night were clocked between 60 and 70 miles-an-hour. “We did have some damage to buildings and we had several trees that were knocked down in the area,” Krull says.Excluding last night’s storms, Iowa has recorded 43 tornadoes so far this year, slightly behind the average. During all of last year, Iowa had 69 tornadoes.last_img read more

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Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Goose

first_imgFacebook119Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Goose! He is a super cute and friendly Boxer-Pit Bull mix with a stunning brindle and white coat. He has a pink heart on the top of his nose! Goose is sweet, loving, smart, and happy. Because he is young, strong, and enthusiastic, children in his home should be 13-years-old or older and sturdy. If you can provide a cat-free home, grain-free diet, love, exercise, and a fenced yard, then you may be my perfect fit family! Let’s get together and discuss the future! Goose is a great companion and family dog who aims to please.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.Hours of Operation: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.last_img read more

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Sea Bright Celebrates the Resurrection of Its Library

first_img 1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829303132333435363738394041424344454647PreviousNext SEA BRIGHT – Generations of beachgoershave enjoyed taking a book to the beach for some second-hand romance andadventure in the sunshine. The library is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays. Lance “Chick” Cunningham, who owned thesnack bar by the beach, Chick’s Dogs, and another small building nearby, gotinvolved on one of his stops to chat with the women at Hilton’s studio. Mayor Dina Long, council members,longtime library supporters and residents new and old came out last Saturday,March 16, to celebrate the rebirth of their library which, along with manystructures in this seaside borough, was a casualty of Super Storm Sandy in2012. For the crowd of supporters gathered forthe ribbon-cutting last Saturday, the long road to recovery from that loss madethe celebration extra special. But the Borough of Sea Bright has takenthat a step further by bringing an entire library to the beach. The Sea Bright Library and Cultural Arts Center occupies the second floor of the new Sea Bright Pavilion, which also houses borough offices, council chambers, community space and beach badge operations. Then things took a turn that would soundfictional, but file it under nonfiction: a Monmouth Beach philanthropist namedJay Ross offered to build the town a library. “Sarah is the grandmother of thelibrary,” Cunningham said. The JW Ross library and cultural art center was constructed in a southwest corner of the municipal parking lot. “People asked, ‘Why is that library in a corner of the parking lot?’ ” Rooney recalled. “Because that was where Jay wanted it.” The Pavilion rises three stories abovethe municipal parking lot, with glass doors on the library level opening to anexpansive outdoor deck offering cruise ship views of the beach, sea and sky. “The town of Sea Bright came together and voted 2-to-1 to move forward,” Rooney said. A contract for the construction of the pavilion portion of the project was awarded in the spring of 2018. Like grains of sand piling up to make adune, the journey to a town library was a long one for Sea Bright. Nearly four decadesago, local artist Sarah Hilton, who had a studio in town, decided to dosomething about the fact that the town lacked a library. For a town that didn’t have an officiallibrary until 1993, the new facility is a treasure that many Sea Brighters lookupon with personal pride. Like its predecessor, the new library willserve as a crossroads for the community, with up-to-the-minute features like a “cyberbar” where visitors can plug in to recharge their devices, work at computerstations, and space for meetings, like the knitting club local artist MeganGilhool hosts on Monday nights. There are also reading nooks with comfortablechairs and a children’s room with an ocean motif.center_img Hilton, who is a friend of The Two RiverTimes founder Claudia Ansorge, also arranged for the first art exhibit in thesmall building, which featured the profile photos that photographer DannySanchez shot for the paper. It was a big success. After Ross’s death in 2007,philanthropist Franz von Ziegesar funded the expansion of the library in hismemory, increasing its size by 30 percent. “The kids needed something to do,” saidCunningham, who is now head of the borough planning board. “Sea Bright needed aplace to go.” “When we lost our library, it wasdevastating,” said the mayor, who said her son learned to read there as a preschooler.“It truly was devastating for this community.” Photos by Patrick Olivero Cunningham offered space for the libraryin his building, where he’d already put in a few games to keep the kids busy.The library project soon gathered steam. Volunteers lent their time and residentsdonated boxes of books. “We are here to celebrate Chapter Two ofthe Sea Bright Library,” Rooney said. “We have a library that is worthy of ouramazing community,” said Long. “Congratulations, Sea Bright!” By Eileen Moon Ross donated $100,000 for the project.“Jay was not easy to deal with,” Rooney recalled. “But my father could dealwith him.” Five years later, the library washeavily damaged as storm tides and heavy winds swept across Sea Bright,destroying much of the town. The borough held a referendum on construction of the new facility in September 2016, approving a total of $5.3 million toward a $12.73 million project that would include construction of a new municipal, fire, police and first aid complex. The borough anticipated covering the remainder of the costs with FEMA reimbursements and insurance coverage. “Everyone in this town came together andsupported this,” said Charlie Rooney, a councilman whose father, also CharlieRooney, was mayor when the first library was dedicated. This story originally appeared in the March 21-27 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

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Porteria brace props Ceres-Negros

first_imgOJ Porteria bagged a brace as Ceres-Negros turned back Stallion Laguna, 2-0, Wednesday night to keep its nine-point lead at the top of the Philippines Football League at Panaad Stadium in Bacolod City.Aching to atone for a disappointing performance in a 0-2 defeat to JPV Marikina last Saturday, the Busmen relied on Porteria’s brilliance to increase its output to 35 points from 16 matches.ADVERTISEMENT Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Kaya-Iloilo continued to put pressure on Ceres after whipping JPV Marikina, 4-2, behind Senegalese striker Robert Lopez Mendy’s hat trick at Iloilo Sports Complex.An own goal from Marikina defender Suzuki Tsubasa in the second minute triggered a perfect start for coach Noel Marcaida’s side, which has 26 points from 15 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe win extended Kaya’s lead to six points ahead of the Davao Aguilas in the race for second place, which will be rewarded with an AFC Cup playoff spot next year. —CEDELF P. TUPAS Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan View comments Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Strong Cignal sends message with second straight victory Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READlast_img read more

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Causing death accused on $1,030,000 bail

first_imgA 41-year-old man was granted bail in the sum of ,030,000 when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’Robert GrantCourts before Magistrate Judy Latchman slapped with a causing death by dangerous driving charge.Robert Grant pleaded not guilty to the charge which stated that on May 23, at Garden of Eden Public Road, East Bank Demerara, he drove minibus BSS 5550 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of Keith Andrew Simon.The Police are contending that the 37-year-old farmer was walking along the roadway heading south when he was struck by the minibus and killed.Grant was represented by Attorney-at-Law Darren Wade, who made an application for the bail to be reduced, pointing out to the court that his client could not afford such a substantial bail. However, the lawyer’s submissions were overruled.The case will continue on June 10.last_img read more

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SEGAL Awarded Best Private Security of 2015

first_imgThe Civil Society Network of Liberia (CSNL) has presented Security Expert Guard Agency of Liberia (SEGAL) an award as the best private security of the year 2015.According to the Executive Director of CSNL, Mr. Sensee Kiadii, SEGAL was given the award based on its sacrifices to protect the lives of Liberians and for braving the storm along with the national security apparatus throughout the length and breadth of the nation to ensure a stable and peaceful society.He explained that CSNL was established in 2005 with the objective of bringing together all civil society organizations under a single umbrella in order to serve as a watchdog for all government institutions and private organizations, with the sole responsibility of ensuring that they live up to the expectations of the Liberian people.He encouraged members of SEGAL to keep up the good work by protecting the lives and properties of all in the 13 of Liberia’s 15 counties in which they operate.Turning over the award to SEGAL’s Executive Director, Mr. Momo Cyrus, the Acting Director for Professional Standard at the Liberian National Police (LNP), Randolph Dennis, urged SEGAL to keep up the good work as UNMIL is about to drawdown in June. He said security is crucial to the development of every country because if the country does not have well trained and equipped security forces there would be lack of investment, new businesses and many other things that will stop the country from developing.“In the absence of a better security system, investors will be afraid to transact business in the country and a majority of the people will suffer because there is lack of businesses and investments,” he said.He also disclosed that the LNP, and other security agencies in the country, are prepared to uphold the rule of law and protect the country when UNMIL draws down.“When it comes to security in all of the counties where the presence of UNMIL is not felt, SEGAL securities are covering those areas because the private security is very supportive,” he said.Upon receiving the award, Mr. Cyrus described it as a great milestone.“This certificate will encourage us to keep up the good work by protecting the people of Liberia and we in SEGAL are considering building a SEGAL Plaza that will cost U$250, 000,” he said.He promised to work to ensure that SEGAL remains the best private security firm in the country.He further promised to invest US$75,000 in agriculture so SEGAL’s commanders in all the 13 counties can engage in agriculture.Cyrus stressed that security is key to the development of every country, and called on the government to put a stop to foreign security firms taking over the country.“No foreign security should take over this country to protect our people. Give a chance to private security firms to take responsibility over Liberia because we must foster and build the capacity of the security in Liberia,” Cyrus added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Teen fined for robbing woman

first_imgA 19-year-old Sophia, Greater Georgetown teen was slapped with a $100,000 fine at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he stole a quantity of items, including a bottle of body spray.Kevin Charles admitted that he attacked Olivia Mohammed and stole some $50,000 worth of items.According to Police Prosecutor Simone Payne, none of the stolen items were recovered.When questioned, Charles told Magistrate Fabayo Azore whom he appeared before that he had no idea why he stole the items, but admitted he sold them.Charles begged for leniency and told the Court that he would not repeat his actions. He was fined $100,000 with an alternative sentence of six months in prison.last_img

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New Princess cruise ship to cast a spell wordsmiths will remember

first_imgWhen Valencia-based Princess Cruises’ newest ship, Crown Princess, sets sail from New York on June 14, passengers will have the opportunity to compete in one of the nation’s hottest reality competitions: the spelling bee. This scholarly sport has seen a dramatic rise in popularity in recent months, thanks to the “Akeelah and the Bee” and “Bee Season” movies, as well as the Tony-award-winning Broadway musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.” Passengers aboard the new Crown Princess can compete in The Bee at Sea, which will have both a version for adults and another for kids. This two-day challenge will test passengers’ skills and nerve with drama, escalating word difficulty and elimination rounds. 160Want 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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The winners will each receive a dictionary signed by the ship’s captain. The final rounds of competition will be shown in the ship’s Movies Under the Stars outdoor film venue, which features a 300-square-foot screen set amid comfortable chaise lounges, with a swimming pool, hot tub and poolside bar nearby.last_img read more

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Women take over male bastions

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WASHINGTON – Women now earn the majority of diplomas in fields men used to dominate – from biology to business – and have caught up in pursuit of law, medicine and other advanced degrees. Even with such enormous gains over the past 25 years, women are paid less than men in comparable jobs and lag in landing top positions on college campuses. Federal statistics released Thursday show that in many ways, the gender gap among college students is widening. The story is largely one of progress for women, stagnation for men. Women earn the majority of bachelor’s degrees in business, biological sciences, social sciences and history. The same is true for traditional strongholds such as education and psychology. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2In undergraduate and graduate disciplines where women trail men, they are gaining ground, earning larger numbers of degrees in math, physical sciences and agriculture. “Women are going in directions that maybe their mothers or grandmothers never even thought about going,” said Avis Jones-DeWeever, who oversees education policy for the Institute of Women’s Policy Research. “We’re teaching girls that they need to be able to explore every opportunity that they are interested in. It’s good to see that is happening,” she said. The findings were part of a 379-page report, “The Condition of Education,” a yearly compilation of statistics that give a picture of academic trends. Women now account for about half the enrollment in professional programs such as law, medicine and optometry. That is up from 22 percent a generation ago.last_img read more

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