Sunday Blog: Talking K-State, falling tree, harvest and the compost pile for June 30, 2013

first_img2. Big tree down… Not sure if the Thursday night storm rates as one of life’s “oh, wow” moments. But it most certainly made you realize you’re a lot smaller than your surroundings.Thursday’s path of destruction included taking out a cottonwood tree just east of the Wheat Country Car Wash west location in Wellington. I’ve been told that tree has been around since World War 1 – more than 100 years ago.Kathy Riggs, co-owner of the car wash business, said the tree had been hollow for several years, and it was only a matter of time before it fell. Well, it fell Thursday night. Tree cutters from “Arbor Surgeons” have been cutting away in hopes of disposing the tree all weekend.“We took our daughter, Jill’s, senior pictures there,” Riggs said. “There are all kinds of memories with that tree.” 4. Medallion reminder…Just a reminder Sumner Newscow and Page Property Management will be kicking off the 2013 Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion Hunt starting tomorrow (Monday).This website is the only place that you will be able to get the early bird special. Just click on this site at 6:30 a.m. to get the next day’s clue. We will be taking it down at 7 a.m. before returning it again at 10 a.m. when all the other media outlets disperse the clue. See details and rules of the event here.Also, just to remind you, I don’t know where the medallion is. So don’t call me, griping about this, that and the other thing. Sumner Newscow is just putting up the money.If I get a phone call from any of you Medallion hunters, could you do me a favor? Stay on the line long enough so I can get your name so I can disqualify you from the grand prize for annoying the heck out of me.Remember these six words: I… don’t…. do…. Medallion… Hunt… Controversies! 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 (8) 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. +1 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 371 weeks ago Dork? Are you serious? Man you sure know how to endear yourself with people. I cannot believe you put that on your website. Report Reply 2 replies · active 371 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 371 weeks ago My kids call me dork all the time. Report Reply +1 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 371 weeks ago And how old are your kids? Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Jim · 371 weeks ago Didn’t show up, he’s a Dork Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down JustMe Too · 371 weeks ago BTW, what is a legitimate win? I thought a win on the scoreboard was a win. I’ll have to check the Big 12 website to see if Wyatt Thompson was right about KU not really/legitimately winning at Iowa State. K-State had a great no SUPER year. You shared the football title with OU; the basketball title with KU and won the baseball title. But don’t make excuses. Tie breakers are determined in head to head play. KU beat K-State the 3 times they played head-to-head this year by an average margin of 13+points. Report Reply 1 reply · active 371 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 371 weeks ago I just knew someone would take that statement seriously. JustMe Too thanks for coming up to the plate. He was joking. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down LEO · 371 weeks ago Normally tiebreakers are head to head meetings during the year….but Wyatt may have stumbled on to an easier method……just check the Iowa State game. Come on Cue, you know K-Staters don’t joke about anything but cow-tipping. Seriously, K-State does finally have a coach that isn’t a disgrace to the fine Univercity. Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 371 weeks ago ” How come the Jayhawkers never have meetings in Sumner County like this?” Little brother does these things to feel better about themselves and so people will pay attention. KU doesn’t have to, so they don’t. Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 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 5. Shout out of the week…This week’s shout out goes to the City of Wellington for running the Wellington Compost pile on the east side of town — a Godsend during the storm cleanup.I was speaking to an out-of-towner about how we have this place to dump tree limbs and grass clippings at no charge and get free mulch in the process. He couldn’t believe it.We tend to look at the negative things the city of Wellington does. I think we should be thankful what we have — and that is a municipal government that cares very much for its citizens.center_img Five Cueball thoughts for Sunday, June 30, 2013…1. Catbacker event…Had the pleasure to intermingle with K-Staters at the annual Sumner County Catbackers at Theurer’s Auction building Friday. How come the Jayhawkers never have meetings in Sumner County like this?Here were five things I learned at the Catbackers meeting..1. The three Big 12 Conference Championship trophies made the trip to Wellington Friday. They are big, bodacious and precious. The Catbacker officials wasted no time getting them back in the car before the festivities were even over. I was able to get this picture before they sped away from Wellington.Dang that would be stressful driving those bad boys home. What if I were to wreck the car with them inside? Who cares about my severed head on the side of the road? What’s the condition of those trophies?!2. K-State head basketball coach Bruce Weber did not make it to Wellington. Dork.  So his assistant Chester Frazier made the trip.The K-State basketball team will lose three quality seniors, including Martavious Irving who was a hilarious Catbacker speaker Friday night. The Cats will bring in an impressive group of freshmen, though, including Jevon Thomas — a point guard from New York. He is supposed to be the real deal and talks a lot.Someone asked about Angel Rodriquez, the gifted guard from Puerto Rico, who was so essential to K-State’s success in 2012-13. Frazier said it wasn’t based on anything K-State did as it was he wanting to attend the University of Miami and be closer to his family.3. The defending Big 12 Champion football team has some holes to fill, but it does bring back one of the best offensive lines in college football including three potential NFL future linemen. There is a quarterback controversy in Manhattan, but assistant coach Dana Dimel said both Jake Waters and Daniel Sams are capable of stepping in and playing quite well in replacement of the magnificent Collin Klein.4. K-State’s baseball team hadn’t won a conference championship in 80 years until this year. The team may be even better next year.5. K-Staters had to share their basketball title with KU. But according to Wyatt Thompson, the voice of the K-State, the Wildcats won the tiebreaker because KU didn’t legitimately win its game at Iowa State this year.Works for me. 3. Harvest update…Curt Guinn of the Wellington Farmer’s Co-op reported that more than 80 percent of the 2013 wheat crop has been cut. He said as of Friday, the five elevators at Wellington, Mayfield, Oxford, South Haven and Rome have taken in 4 million bushels almost matching the total of last year’s bumper crop.“It most certainly is better than expected,” Guinn said. “I can’t remember anytime where we had two bumper crops in a row.”Most farmers are averaging 50 to 60 bushels to an acre. One farmer had 72. Only negative is wheat price has dropped to $6.71.last_img

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