Barbara Jon’s gift shop has the Valentine’s Day covered!

first_imgUnique Valentine novelty items for the home.•A one-of-a-kind heart shaped wreath,•Valentine greeting stones by “Always in Our Heart.”•A big heart shaped box of Russell Stover’s candy,•A Valentine’s purse, a unique lamp, and other items to spice up your home,•And don’t forget about the great number of Valentine’s Cards.Barbara Jon’s a uniquely modern day gift shop, opened its doors in downtown Wellington in November. Since that point, Sumner County residents are discovering it is a mandatory place to shop for its gift-buying needs.The new gift shop, owned by Linn and Barbara Jon Shaffer of Caldwell, is located next door to The Gold Corner on 104 N. Washington. It contains a little bit of everything from clothes to scarves to purses to jewelry to Willow Tree nativity sets.Are you familiar with Village Green, a gift shop in Caldwell? The Shaffers have been running that business for more than 15 years.  Barbara Jon’s is the same type of store.“We like to think of this place as Village Green on steroids,” jokes Karen Murray, the store manager and big sister of Barbara Jon.How about a big box of Valentines candy?Linn Shaffer, who also opened the Wellington HealthMart Pharmacy 2 1/2 years ago, said he and Barbara Jon wanted to open a gift shop to replace Tan Express and Blossoms by Bridgett’s, who stores that recently closed.“Wellington has a beautiful downtown,” Linn Shaffer said. “I just love it. The buildings are fixed up and attractive. We wanted to be part of that.”SpecialsGet your candle of the month: 20 percent off. During the Christmas shopping holiday: all the ornaments are on sale for 20 percent off.Barbara Jon’s barbecue lighters.A business tidbit: The business is named after Barbara Jon, the owner of the place. But how did she get her name? Her mom was named Barbara. Her dad was named John. If she was going to be a boy her name would have been John Wayne Arnold, according to Linn. Barbara said it would have not been the case. Her dad’s name was John William David Arnold Jr. So had she been born a boy, she said her name would have been John William David Arnold III!… The Shaffers have been operating the Caldwell Pharmacy for 36 years before opening up the Wellington Healthmart. So Barbara’ Jon’s is the second Wellington-Caldwell combo business.When open: 9 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. They are open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.Call them at: 620-326-6333. Barbara Jon’s is located next to The Gold Corner in Wellington.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Valentine’s Day is approaching and Barbara Jon’s Fine Gifts and Decor on 104 N. Washington has the holiday covered for your one-shop needs.Barbara Jon’s has a multiple number of gifts perfect for your sweetie.Pick and choose the following gifts: A Valentine wreath and greeting stones.last_img read more

There are endless possibilities for Wellington’s Memorial Auditorium
first_imgCommentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Friday was a good evening for Wellington. More than 1,000 people attended Memorial Auditorium to attend the John Michael Montgomery concert.Afterwards the two downtown bars were packed with people, not to mention the countless people that hit a fast-food restaurant that came into and left town.Now comes the ultimate question. Was this a one time event or is it a sign of similar events to come for Memorial Auditorium built in 1923? Memorial Auditorium received an ADA upgrade including a new elevator, remodeled foyer, a chair lift, and various electrical upgrades. The cost came out to be $650,000. This was all paid for through a Community Development Block Grant and a Horton Trust Fund. None of this was at the cost exclusively of the Wellington City Council.But now the new six-member Wellington City Council, to be inducted next week, will eventually need to decide whether or not to air condition the facility. To do so, would cost the city $594,200 to put in a central air system. Then there is the cost to cool the facility which would be in excess of $1,400 a month.Friday night’s concert was a perfect setting, but even with the temperature hovering at 50-or-so degrees outside, the temperature inside was beginning to climb inside the auditorium to something that might be considered mildly uncomfortable to those sitting in the rafters. Such a setting would be intolerable during the summer months.The question is, does Memorial Auditorium return to becoming the under utilized building that it is or do you make it into a “destination” facility? The Wellington Recreation Commission is eventually moving the fitness center from the facility, for an expanded recreation center at its current location. Outside a few craft show and expo shows, a place to play pick-up basketball, and a few community events, what is Memorial used for?Friday night is an example of what the facility could become.Joe Moralez, a sales manager for KWLS-FM at 107.9 on your dial, made an interesting point to me. John Michael Montgomery was not brought to Wellington to open Memorial Auditorium. That was just how it worked out. He was coming to Kansas and concert promoters were looking for a venue. After looking throughout the area at the various destinations, the concert halls were either at 300 to 400 seat capacity or much, much bigger like Hartman Arena which holds 5,000 people. The new arena at Kansas Star Casino is slated for 4,800.Memorial Auditorium has 1,200 seats – putting it alone in the south-central region for that range of seating capacity. Kind of like the Goldilocks scenario. “That concert hall is too small. “That concert hall is too large. Memorial Auditorium is just right.”I was just thinking about John Michael Montgomery. When it was first announced he was coming to Wellington, I had to stop and think who he was. My first image in my mind was Michael Martin Murphey who sang “Wildfire” in the 1970s. After going to trusty Google, I was reacquainted with him and got excited. And after Friday night’s concert, I was amazed what a big-time musical stud he was in the 1990s. He had a great number of hits. Yet, unfortunately I had long forgotten about him until he was slated to come to Wellington.So what am saying here? I’m saying there are a slew of retro artists traveling America, who would love to come to Wellington and play at Memorial Auditorium. And with nearly 650,000 people in the region, surely an artist such as John Michael Montgomery, could attract 1,200 people to Wellington.Obviously you aren’t going to get a Billy Joel or Elton John. But, you could get a group like Exile or say, Cyndi Lauper (remember her?). Heck, Country Western fossils like Wynona Judd and Randy Travis haven’t had a hit in neon years. Perhaps, they are approaching Memorial Auditorium status. Doesn’t Justin Bieber have that look that he could be performing at Memorial Auditorium in, say, 10 years?Organizations such as the Sumner County Fair Association and the Wheat Festival can use Memorial as a place to host a featured artist for their weeklong event.The key to Memorial Auditorium would be to catch the artists on the way up (such as Reba McEntire in the 1980s) or the retro artists whose careers have long peaked such as John Michael Montgomery. But it just isn’t concerts. There’s bringing in more trade shows, lecturers, comedians, even Broadway productions. Memorial Auditorium could once again be the home place for the local Wellington Community Theater. There are endless possibilities.Memorial Auditorium could be the spark that Wellington downtown needs.But it will take some work. It will take some regional marketing and aggressive action by those in charge of Memorial Auditorium to make it happen.And the only way to have it happened, is to first make the building comfortable.Summer is concert season.Summer is event season.Summer is hot.And it doesn’t matter if Elvis rises from the dead and decides to perform in Memorial Auditorium as his first concert act… people aren’t going to come if its 120 degrees in July with the fans blowing and all the windows open. 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 (15) 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. +5 Vote up Vote down High Hopes · 383 weeks ago What I don’t understand is the fact that local artists from Wichita come down and get nothing for a crowd, no matter how far in advance you start promoting. Even with Livy High performing at BFJ’s downtown, (they have hit a regional status, headlining at vaious fairs and events throughout the midwest, and having airtime on T-95), it had been the biggest crowd I have seen there for a long time for a music event with all but 20 people there. Do people not enjoy live music anymore?? Honestly I am surprised the Memorial was as filled as it was Friday! I really hope this is a start of a new book for that place.. I very much enjoy live music, whether it is a diamond-in-the-rough upcoming artist, or someone like Tom Petty who still may have a few years before they hit “Memorial Auditorium Status” or the Turtles, who have been all but obsolete for many, many years. Perhaps Willie Nelson would be a good fit for the next act?? Report Reply 0 replies · active 383 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down notlla · 383 weeks ago For what it cost for Police and ambulance coverage, I am not sure we can afford air-conditioning.It looked like we must of had our whole Police department on duty,Plus a ambulance at the front door.Talk about a over kill, I think it`s only like, a half a block from the Police and fire station. What a show.??????????????????? Report Reply 1 reply · active 383 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down duke of wgtn · 383 weeks ago Why does one always fnd away to be negative about a positive situation. Ever been to a concert in wichita..ems and the police are there to…is That all u can find to complain about. Sad Report Reply 0 replies · active 383 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Sumner-gen · 383 weeks ago You forgot to mention that the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Research Center is also housed in the Memorial Auditorium. Although they do not bring in a crowd on the scale of Friday nights concert, they do bring people in from all over the state and country for that matter. They even had a researcher visit a few years ago from Kuwait. They also held a state genealogy conference a few years ago that brought in well over 100 people. It was held at the High School only because the Auditorium wasn’t air-conditioned. They also held a program a little over a year ago at the auditorium when Larry Hatteburg spoke… that also had over 100 individuals attend. You also left out the fact that if it were air-conditioned that events like wedding receptions and dances could be held there. The auditorium has a lot of potential if it managed right. Report Reply 0 replies · active 383 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Bob · 383 weeks ago I hope this becomes a regular occurrence, this is something the chamber should be asking for donations from their members to bring stars of tomorrow and stars of yesterday. As for the air conditioning I’m for the city fixing that situation …they have the funds and will spend the money somewhere might as well be somewhere that helps the community . Report Reply 0 replies · active 383 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down JustME · 383 weeks ago I noticed a couple things at the concert. First, I don’t think there was a bad seat in the house. Second, while I didn’t have to wait in line to use the new restrooms, I did have to wait to use the ONE hand dryer. At least add some paper towels please. And about those new restrooms….I felt kind of exposed. The maze wall, as I like to call them, didn’t seem to give enough coverage for the first urinal. And maybe it was due to being an all ages show, but it would have been nice to have people out in the crowd selling food and drinks. And why does Wellington seem to have the need to make the police presence known? Report Reply 2 replies · active 383 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Positive · 383 weeks ago Unless you are someone who is planning on causing trouble why would you be upset by the police/EMS presence? They are there for the safety of the community. I don’t understand why this is looked upon as a negative thing?? I am excited to see events at the Memorial building but definitely see the lack of AC as an issue. Report Reply 1 reply · active 383 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Linda · 383 weeks ago Is that right? $594,200 to put central air in…that seems on the high side to me. It would be pretty difficult to raise that amount of money through local efforts. How many bids have been made on this colossal job, already? Anyone locally qualified to make a bid or advise? I am very impressed with the work so far & enjoyed the concert…it was good to see the Memorial Auditorium filled with young & old Friday night. Police presence is very necessary with a crowd of that size in my opinion. Report Reply 0 replies · active 383 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down MLBrown · 383 weeks ago It would be a great home for the theater if it had sufficient lighting… and air conditioning (that didn’t sound like a jet flying over.) I’m excited to see such a great venue getting refurbished and used. Report Reply 0 replies · active 383 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down notlla · 383 weeks ago Was the extra Police and Ems overtime paid for by the consert proseeds, or was it more of our Tax dollers down the drain.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 383 weeks ago 12Next » 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. 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Wellington girls place 2nd in regional, Megan Campbell, Holly Wright becomes 4-time state qualifier

first_imgBoys:Pole vault: Ian Stallbaumer, third, 13-00. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls track team placed second in the Class 4A Regional in Andale Friday.Wellington’s Megan Campbell wins 100 meter, 200 meter and helps relay teams qualify for state.Wellington accumulated 79 points. Andale had 79 and Pratt had 66.5. Andale was also the winner of the boys with 168. Wellington had 7.As expected, Wellington High School Senior Megan Campbell was sensational. She became a four-time state qualifier in the 100, 200, 4×100 meter and 4×400 meter relays. She wasn’t the only one: Holly Wright is a four-time state placer in the 200, the 100 meter hurdles, and the two relay teams. The 4×100 team of Micah Rogers, Dietra Sober, Campbell and Holly Wright placed second behind Andale with a 50.01 time just a split second behind Andale’s foursome with a 49.73 time.In the 4×400 relay, Wellington broke another record. Cabriel Roe, Leah Nelson, Wright and Campbell ran the race at 4:07.01. According to varsitykansas.com, Campbell ran a 59-second split.Other qualifiers were Leah Nelson in the 400, Avery Lewellen in the high jump; and Halynn Page in the shot put.Ian Stallbaumer placed second in the boys pole vault and will head to state.Full results of the track meet can be found here.The state placer results are as follows:Holly Wright finishes second in the 100 meter hurdles.Girls: 100 – Megan Campbell, first, 12.38.200 – Campbell, first, 25.62; Holly Wright, fourth, 27.23.400 – Leah Nelson, third, 1:02.98.100 hurdles – Wright, second, 16.06.4×100 meter relay – (Micah Rogers, Dietra Sober, Campbell, Wright), second, 50.01.4×400 meter relay – (Cabriel Rowe, Wright, Nelson, Campbell), first, 4:07.01.Ian Stallbaumer places third in the pole vault.High jump – Avery Lewellen, first, 5-02. Wright, second, 5-00.Shot put – Halynn Page, third, 35-05.50. 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 (5) 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. +4 Vote up Vote down Fave Fan · 377 weeks ago Fantastic job by all the kids who were there! Proud of all of you, kids!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down !!!!!!! · 377 weeks ago Holly Wright also qualified in the 200, making her a 4-event qualifier also. Great job girls. Megan Campbell is phenomenal!!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down !!!!!!! · 377 weeks ago Holly Wright also qualified in the 200, making her a 4-event qualifier also. Report Reply 0 replies · active 377 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Anonymous fella · 377 weeks ago Was Sober instead of Wright on record setting 4×400 team. Report Reply 1 reply · active 376 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Sports Fan · 376 weeks ago Yeah Report Reply 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 commentslast_img read more

Alice Maxine Heasty, retired school teacher, 96: Feb. 28, 1917 – Aug. 3, 2013

first_imgAlice Maxine HeastyAlice Maxine Heasty, age 96, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, passed away Saturday evening, August 3, 2013 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.  Maxine was a retired school teacher.Alice Maxine (Stocking) Heasty was born on February 28, 1917 in Mayfield, KS to Roderick Porter Stocking and Myrtle Augusta (Nyberg) Stocking.Maxine married Floyd Eugene Heasty on March 12, 1945 in Kansas City.  He preceded her in death in 2004.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Gene; and two brothers, Wilmer Stocking and Max Stocking.Survivors include her three sons, Larry Heasty and his wife JoAnn of Kirkland, WA, Terry Heasty and his wife Mary of Mayfield, and Daryl Heasty and his wife Debbie of Mayfield; six grandchildren, Ben Heasty, Dr. Rod Heasty, Travis Heasty and his wife Samantha, Tagg Heasty, Megan Burch and her husband Sam, and Jay Heasty; great grandchildren, Tucker Heasty, Reese and Taylor Heasty, and Noah and Anna Burch .Funeral Services will be held at the Mayfield Federated Church on Friday, August 9, 2013 at 10:30 A.M.  The Reverend Susan Stover will officiate.  Interment will follow the service at Osborne Cemetery in Mayfield.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, August 8, 2013 from 1:00 – 8:00 P.M.Memorials have been established with the Mayfield Community Building Fund and the WHS.CC Scholarships.  Contributions can be left at or mailed to the funeral home.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more

Ben DeJarnett signs with Ottawa University to be part of the first ever Braves wrestling team

first_img 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 (2) 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. +2 Vote up Vote down whsfan · 327 weeks ago Congrats to Ben, well deserved! Report Reply 0 replies · active 327 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down WHS Fan · 327 weeks ago Great job Ben. Question; who was the last wrestler from area to wrestle in college? Report Reply 0 replies · active 327 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 Ben DeJarnett signs with Ottawa University.Sumner Newscow report — Ben DeJarnett, front, center, a Wellington High School senior, will be part of history when he signed a letter of intent to be part of he first ever Ottawa University wrestling team. DeJarnett, who wrestled at 152 pounds this year signed his letter of intent with his family, that included three of his sisters, Addyson,Baylee, and Elly (Annika is not pictured); his parents Kristen (middle, left) and Shawn DeJarnett (back, second right); his grandfather Bob DeJarnett, and his high school wrestling coaches Mitch McComb (back left) and assistant coach Jeff DeJarnett (back right). Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

E-waste Collection Day to be held on Saturday at Recycling Center

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. 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 (2) 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. +5 Vote up Vote down Swimmers · 314 weeks ago This is a great service to our community !! Thank you Pete and Julian ! Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Margretrosey 37p · 307 weeks ago Oh I missed it. Report Reply 0 replies · active 307 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 Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Pete and Julian Zavala will be holding another e-waste collection day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday, August 9, 2014 between 9:00 AM and 12:00 PM.  This will be held during the normal operations of the Recycling Center.  Items available for drop off include computers, laptops, keyboards and mice, printers and fax machines, digital cameras, cell phones, cords and cables, hard drives, microwaves, motherboards, memory, scanners, power supplies, and LCD, LED and plasma TV’s and monitors.Box-style TV’s and CRT monitors will not be accepted.  A feasible recycling outlet has not been located for these items at this time.  For more information about the operating hours please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.  For questions concerning specific items to be collected or information destruction please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings).last_img read more

How to watch the 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony

first_imgHockey’s finest will be honored on Monday as the 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame class is officially inducted into the Hall in Toronto.This year’s inductees include women’s hockey trailblazer Hayley Wickenheiser, Hockey Night in Canada voice Jim Hughson, NCAA coach Jerry York, longtime sports reporter Frank Brown, two-time Stanley Cup defenseman Sergei Zubov and Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Carbonneau. 2019 HHOF class: Carbonneau | Wickenheiser | Zubov | Rutherford | York | Brown | HughsonThe ceremony will cap off a star-studded weekend that included the Maple Leafs-Bruins Hall of Fame game, a Q&A with the Hall’s incoming class and the annual legends game.Here is how to watch Monday afternoon’s ceremony.When is the 2019 Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony?The HHOF induction is the final event of Hall’s weekend celebrating the 2019 class. It kicks off with a gala starting at 5:30 p.m. ET, but the ceremony officially begins at 8 p.m. Monday. Each year’s ceremony takes place at the Hall in Toronto, which means the museum is closed to the public throughout the day.How to watch the 2019 HHOF induction ceremonyFans can watch Carbonneau, Zubov, Wickenheiser and the rest of the 2019 class officially join the Hall in Monday’s induction ceremony live on NHL Network in the United States and Canada at 8 p.m. ET.In Canada, viewers can also catch the ceremony on TSN2 and live stream the event on TSN Direct.HHOF weekend of eventsThe weekend started off with Friday’s HHOF game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Boston Bruins, which saw this year’s class — with the exception of York, who was coaching his team — honored before puck drop. Boston emerged victorious with a 4-2 victory over the Leafs.On Saturday, the Hall hosted a fan forum that featured a Q&A session with this year’s inductees.Sergei Zubov on who he disliked playing against the most 👀#HHOF2019 | #HHOF | @scotiabank pic.twitter.com/hfQrJTp5jL— Hockey Hall of Fame (@HockeyHallFame) November 16, 2019The HHOF took things to the ice On Sunday for the Legends Classic at Scotiabank Arena. The alumni game featured a showdown between Team Sundin and Team Lidstrom. Mats Sundin, Nik Antropov, Wendel Clark, Carlo Colaiacovo, Mike Gartner, Al Iafrate, Tomas Kaberle, Eric Lindros, Bryan McCabe, Dmitri Mironov, Fredrik Modin, Marie-Philip Poulin, Andrew Raycroft, Steve Thomas and Wickenheiser made up Team Sundin.As for Team Lidstrom, Nicklas Lidstrom, Carbonneau, Dino Ciccarelli, Jayna Hefford, Nick Kypreos, Joe Kocur, Igor Larionov, Brendan Morrow, Larry Murphy, Rob Ray, Wade Redden, Stephanie Richer, Jeremy Roenick, Ryan Smyth, Marty Turco and Zubov suited up, with Lanny McDonald behind the bench. York was supposed to coach as well, but didn’t attend the weekend due to obligations in the NCAA. Team Lidstrom earned a shootout win in Sunday’s game.last_img read more

Jimmie Johnson to retire after 2020 NASCAR season

first_imgJohnson has won 83 races in his career, tying for sixth most all time. One more win would move him into a three-way tie for fourth place on the leaderboard.He is one of four active Hendrick Motorsports drivers and the only driver to have driven the No. 48 car for the team. “I’m so thankful for 18 incredible years of racing in NASCAR,” Johnson said in a video released on his Twitter account. “I’m looking forward to next season and celebrating what will be my last year as a full-time NASCAR Cup driver.”#Chasing8 one final time pic.twitter.com/ZoldabKy9M— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) November 20, 2019SN Q&A: Johnson talks NASCAR’s future, midweek Cup races, more”NASCAR history will always hold Jimmie Johnson in the highest regard, for his hard-charging success on the racetrack and the way he conducted himself as a champion off the track,” NASCAR chairman and CEO Jim France said in a statement released Wednesday. “This remarkable seven-time champion — through his competitive spirit, immense talent and sportsmanship — has made NASCAR a better sport.”On behalf of my family and the entire NASCAR community, I thank Jimmie for his dedication to NASCAR and, along with his legions of fans, wish him all the best in his final season. I look forward to watching him race for wins and an eighth NASCAR Cup Championship in 2020.”The last time Johnson lifted the Cup Series trophy was 2016, and the past two seasons have been his worst as a full-time driver. After winning at least two races in each of his first 16 campaigns, he didn’t pick up a win in 2018 or 2019, leading to his worst finishes in the standings (14th and 18th, respectively). Jimmie Johnson announced Wednesday he will retire from racing following the 2020 NASCAR season.The winningest active driver and seven-time Cup Series champion, Johnson joined the series full-time in 2002. He won five consecutive championships from 2006-10, the longest streak in NASCAR history, and his seven overall titles ties him for the most all time.last_img read more

Which NFL teams always play on Thanksgiving?

first_imgThere is no NFL rule that states the Lions and Cowboys must always play games on Thanksgiving, but in 2019, Detroit and Dallas both will host a Thanksgiving game for the 42nd consecutive year.When the NFL creates its schedule each year, per tradition, the only constants are the Lions hosting their early afternoon Thanksgiving game and the Cowboys hosting their late afternoon Thanksgiving game. Below are the all-time Thanksgiving records of the teams playing on the holiday this year.Detroit Lions: 37-40-2Dallas Cowboys: 31-19-1Chicago Bears: 18-15-2Buffalo Bills: 3-4-1Atlanta Falcons: 1-2New Orleans Saints: 2-0The Saints, who are undefeaded in their two Thankgiving appearances, have a chance to become the first NFL team to clinch a playoff spot this season. With a win over the Falcons on Thanksgiving Night, they would clinch the NFC South title.New Orleans also could tie Atlanta on Thursday night and still clinch the division with a Carolina loss or tie on Sunday. MORE: Full NFL Thanksgiving 2019 schedule, TV infoThe Lions this year will play their 80th Thanksgiving game dating back to 1934. The Cowboys will play in their 52nd Thanksgiving game since 1966.In short, these respective traditions began as publicity stunts, but they’ve become mainstays on the NFL schedule. Below is more information on why the Lions and Cowboys always play on Thanksgiving.What football teams always play on Thanksgiving?Detroit LionsWhen Detroit hosts Chicago on Thanksgiving in 2019, it will mark the the 18th Thanksgiving day meeting between the Bears and the Lions. Chicago has appeared on Thanksgiving 33 times, but only because it’s a division rival of Detroit, which has played more Thanksgiving games than any other NFL franchise.The Lions, who have a 37-40-2 record in Thanksgiving games, started the tradition in 1934, their first year in Detroit. Team owner George A. Richards figured a game on Thanksgiving would help his team steal attention from the more popular Detroit Tigers. Sure enough, tickets for the Lions game against the Bears that year sold out well ahead of time, and another 25,000 tickets could have been sold had University of Detroit Stadium seated more than 26,000.The successful turnout meant a Thanksgiving tradition was born, and the Lions have hosted a game on Thanksgiving every year since.Dallas CowboysThe Cowboys, who have a 37-40-2 record in Thanksgiving games, started their tradition in 1966. Then-general manager Tex Schramm signed up for the holiday game in an effort to boost the franchise’s popularity, and it worked; the Cowboys that Thanksgiving broke what was then their attendance record. A total of 80,259 fans watched the team beat the Browns at the Cotton Bowl.Dallas has played on Thanksgiving every year since except two. In 1975 and 1977, the NFL awarded Thanksgiving games to the St. Louis Cardinals in an attempt to boost that franchise’s national exposure. The Cardinals lost both games, and the Cowboys reclaimed the tradition in 1978.Below are the numbers of Thanksgiving appearances for all 32 current NFL franchises. Only the Jacksonville Jaguars have never played on Thanksgiving.TeamThanksgiving gamesDetroit Lions79 (79 consecutive)Dallas Cowboys51 (41 consecutive)Green Bay Packers36Chicago Bears33Arizona Cardinals23New York Giants15Washington Redskins11Denver Broncos11Kansas City Chiefs9Pittsburgh Steelers8Minnesota Vikings8Buffalo Bills8Oakland Raiders7Philadelphia Eagles7Miami Dolphins7Tennessee Titans/Houston Oilers6San Francisco 49ers5New England Patriots5New York Jets5Los Angeles Chargers5Seattle Seahawks4Los Angeles Rams4Indianapolis Colts4Cleveland Browns3Atlanta Falcons3Baltimore Ravens2New Orleans Saints2Carolina Panthers1Tampa Bay Buccaneers1Houston Texans1Cincinnati Bengals1Jacksonville Jaguars0What NFL teams are playing on Thanksgiving 2019?For the 14th consecutive season, the NFL has three games scheduled for Thanksgiving. The tripleheader begins with the traditional Detroit game, with the Lions this year hosting the division-rival Bears. Also a tradition, Dallas will host the late afternoon game on Thanksgiving, with the Cowboys this year playing the Bills.The Thanksgiving night game this year is Saints at Falcons.GameKickoff timeTV channelBears at Lions12:30 p.m. ETFoxBills at Cowboys4:30 p.m. ETCBSSaints at Falcons8:20 p.m. ETNBCThe Lions will play their 80th Thanksgiving Day game dating back to 1934, while the Cowboys will play in their 52nd since 1966. The Bears and Bills will play in their 36th and ninth games, respectively, on the holiday. The Falcons will play in their fourth and the Saints will play in their third Thanksgiving game.last_img read more