MASON CITY — The Mason City School Board tonight will consider a recommendation to make an application for membership in the Northeast Iowa Conference. The high school’s athletics and activities director Barry Andersen for the last few months has been looking into the possibility of the school district leaving the Central Iowa Metro League. Andersen’s recommendation to the board says moving to the Northeast Iowa Conference would cut travel costs almost in half and hopefully would equalize competition for students. Andersen in a memo to the school board says it would also help with scheduling, and that the student socio-economic profile is similar in all schools.Five of the seven members of the Northeast Iowa Conference would have to approve the application. The NEIC’s current membership includes Waverly-Shell Rock, Decorah, Charles City, Crestwood, Waukon, Oelwein and New Hampton. The Mason City School Board meets tonight at 5:30 in the administration building.
On the July 29th, 2020 edition of “Ask the Mayor” on KGLO — we presented audio from the Mason City City Council’s workshop session discussing the future of the community’s fireworks ordinance. KGLO News · Ask the Mayor — July 29, 2020 — Mason City City Council fireworks discussion
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After winning two of their three games on the opening day, Uganda Rugby Sevens take on fancied Germany in the World Series Qualifiers quarter-finals of the Hong Kong 7s on Saturday. 9 Jamaica31022667-415 Japan 7 April 2018 – 18:18 – Hong Kong Stadium Qualifier QuarterfinalsQualifier Semi-finalsQualifier Final Share on: WhatsApp Georgia30032581-563 6 April 2018Uruguay 38–0 Cook Islands 7 April 2018 – 18:42 – Hong Kong Stadium 6 April 2018Papua New Guinea 22–21 Hong Kong 6 April 2018Japan 10–19 Chile 7 April 2018Chile 29–5 Georgia 6 April 2018Uruguay 22–5 Jamaica 6 April 2018Ireland 26–0 Jamaica Hong Kong 6 April 2018Ireland 41–5 Cook Islands Uganda 6 April 2018Japan 26–10 Georgia Papua New Guinea31023974-355 PlTeamPldWDLPFPAPDPts 7 April 2018 – 19:26 – Hong Kong Stadium 1 Ireland33001035+989 Led by tries by Phillip Wokorach, Uganda beat Chile 14-10, beat Georgia 26-10 before falling to Japan 24-10. Against Georgia, Wokorach grabbed three tries while Solomon Okia one.The Uganda team will after the tournament fly to Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games on April 9.Pool E 5 Uruguay32016041+197 7 April 2018Papua New Guinea 7–36 Germany Pool G Zimbabwe Uganda32015044+67 7 April 2018Hong Kong 19–14 Zimbabwe Jamaica31022667-415 8 April 2018 – 12:32 – Hong Kong Stadium TeamPldWDLPFPAPDPts 8 Zimbabwe31023551-165 Knockout stage Chile32015829+297 7 April 2018Jamaica 21–19 Cook Islands 6 April 2018Papua New Guinea 10–17 Zimbabwe 2 Germany33007726+519 Japan32016039+217 6 April 2018Germany 14–12 Hong Kong 3 Chile32015829+297 7 Uganda32015044+67 Zimbabwe31023551-165 TeamPldWDLPFPAPDPts Ireland 6 Hong Kong31025250+25 Germany33007726+519 8 April 2018 – 12:54 – Hong Kong Stadium 4 Japan32016039+217 6 April 2018Uganda 14–10 Chile 11 Georgia30032581-563 10 Papua New Guinea31023974-355 Seating Table 6 April 2018Uganda 26–10 Georgia Germany Cook Islands300324100-763 Uruguay 7 April 2018Ireland 36–0 Uruguay Uruguay32016041+197 8 April 2018 – 16:30 – Hong Kong Stadium TeamPldWDLPFPAPDPts 7 April 2018 – 19:04 – Hong Kong Stadium Chile 12 Cook Islands300324100-763 Ireland33001035+989 7 April 2018Japan 24–10 Uganda 6 April 2018Germany 27–7 Zimbabwe Pool F Hong Kong31025250+25
Each of the four counties will have a bespoke plan which recognises their particular challenges and targets, including the need to involve and train volunteers. They’ll be supported by Lee Dolby and the England Golf network of club support offers and regional managers. Cheshire, Durham, Lincolnshire and Somerset are joining the pilot project which aims to get more under-18s playing and joining clubs. “I am very much looking forward to working with them over the next couple of years to see how much of an impact we can have and how we can inspire a love of golf to last a lifetime.” This will include offering access to research, workshops and educational resources and help with marketing to a younger audience. This will include offering access to research, workshops and educational resources and help with marketing to a younger audience. 2 Aug 2017 Four counties chosen for project to grow junior golf The latest England Golf Club Questionnaire, which is carried out every two years and tracks trends, shows a decline in junior membership. On average, each club lost three boy members between 2014 and 2016 and altogether juniors account for just seven per cent of club members. Each of the four counties will have a bespoke plan which recognises their particular challenges and targets, including the need to involve and train volunteers. They’ll be supported by Lee Dolby and the England Golf network of club support offers and regional managers. Four counties chosen for project to grow junior golf The latest England Golf Club Questionnaire, which is carried out every two years and tracks trends, shows a decline in junior membership. On average, each club lost three boy members between 2014 and 2016 and altogether juniors account for just seven per cent of club members. Four counties have been selected to work in partnership with England Golf over the next two years to get more juniors involved in the sport. Cheshire, Durham, Lincolnshire and Somerset are joining the pilot project which aims to get more under-18s playing and joining clubs. Lee Dolby, England Golf’s Young People Manager, commented: “It’s vital that we address the challenges facing junior golf. These four counties have enormous commitment and enthusiasm for developing junior golf and involving more young people. Four counties have been selected to work in partnership with England Golf over the next two years to get more juniors involved in the sport. “I am very much looking forward to working with them over the next couple of years to see how much of an impact we can have and how we can inspire a love of golf to last a lifetime.” Lee Dolby added: “By working closely with counties, rather than individual clubs, we can look at wider solutions which, eventually, we can share across the country.” Lee Dolby, England Golf’s Young People Manager, commented: “It’s vital that we address the challenges facing junior golf. These four counties have enormous commitment and enthusiasm for developing junior golf and involving more young people. Lee Dolby added: “By working closely with counties, rather than individual clubs, we can look at wider solutions which, eventually, we can share across the country.”
Parker Homestead Hosts Vintage GameBy Jay Cook. Photos by Ottie Lynne Paterson.LITTLE SILVER – Chants of “Moose, Moose, Moose!” roared out from the Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club’s dugout as starting catcher Frank Siracusa emerged with his willow in hand. As he strolled to the dish for his first at-bat, Chesapeake Nine’s pitcher “Silver Fox” began his underhand windup, reminiscent of a mid-19th century hurler’s motion to home plate.Adorned in black caps, black cravats, unseasonably long sleeve shirts and tan pants, Monmouth Furnace, the baseball team established out of Allaire Village, hosted the Chesapeake Nine of Baltimore for a game of 1864-style baseball.The game took place on June 12 at Sickles Field, and was run in conjunction with the Parker Homestead, a historical farmhouse dating back to the 17th century. “My great grandmother was a Parker, that’s my relationship, and so since 1667 this property has been here,” said Bob Sickles, owner of Sickles Market and president of The Parker Homestead-1665, a non-profit organization.A collection of bats, otherwise known as willows in 1864, just outside the dugout.“We’ve been a team for three years,” said Russ McIver, the captain of the Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club. “Prior to this year we were called the Bog Iron Boys of Allaire Village, but then we changed our name to the Monmouth Furnace so we could do more things outside of Allaire.”Monmouth Furnace is one of 30 teams in the tri-state area who play this type of baseball, and “the only ones doing this in the Monmouth/Ocean County area,” McIver said. They are members of the Mid-Atlantic Vintage Base Ball League.The league models its method of play primarily from how it was in 1864. Players do not use gloves, helmets or any type of visible protective gear, consisting of either catcher’s gear or shin guards when batting. The ball, otherwise known as a “lemon peel,” is about the same size as a modern baseball, yet weighs notably less and has a distinctive stitching design reminiscent of the letter X.Some aspects of modern baseball, such as leading and stealing, were utilized in the game, while one key rule from the 1864 game characterized baseball from that time period. Known as the “bound-out rule,” a fielder is allowed to let a fly ball bounce off the ground once, and then catch it for an out. If done successfully, the batter is out, whether that bound-out comes from a foul-tip, a shank off the bat to the first baseman or a deep fly ball to center field.A close play at second base as the MFBBC steal a baseThe majority of teams are comprised of around 15 to 20 players who come from all different age groups. “The teams primarily, and our team is no exception, consist of players from late high school to close to 70, so it’s very inclusive,” said McIver. “Every team is full of guys who are pure baseball players, there are players that are pure historians and there’s a bunch of guys who are in the middle.”Outfielder Dan Radel falls in the category of a historian. “This is like playing on a field of dreams,” said Radel, an adjunct history professor at Brookdale Community College.Known by teammates as a “muffin,” a term given to the rookies, Radel, 40, of Brick, joined Monmouth Furnace after watching a game at The Spirit of the Jerseys state fair. “I first saw them playing at Monmouth Battlefield and thought to myself ‘I have to do this.’”Abigail Murphy cheers on the MFBBC from the stands in a hoop skirt dress she sewed herself.Sunday’s event, which was hosted by the Parker Homestead, would never had happened without Liz Hanson, secretary to The Parker Homestead-1665. Tasked with archiving the contents inside the Bates House after a pipe burst in February of 2015, which is across the street from the Parker Homestead, Hanson came across quite a find.“I opened a cardboard box, it was full of hair, human hair,” Hanson said uneasily. “It was clean hair, but just wasn’t what I was looking for at the time.”Beneath the hair was the real treasure. While preparing to throw the next item out, an old Christmas cookie tin, Hanson felt a rattle inside when she reached over to toss it into the garbage.When she opened the tin, numerous cards were found inside, in remarkably good shape. “I don’t know much about baseball, but the first or second card that I looked at was Ty Cobb, and even I know who Ty Cobb was,” she said. “That’s when I knew there was something.”Not only was there one Ty Cobb card, but a second was found in the collection. Additionally, fellow MLB Hall-of-Famer Christy Mathewson’s card was buried in the cookie tin.The hurler, or pitcher, pitches underhand to batters with the“lemon peel” ball, a softer version of the modern baseball.“It’s not the ones that are hyper expensive, like a Honus Wagner from 1909 in certain series’ is worth two to three million dollars,” Sickles said. “But this collection is worth maybe 20 to 30 thousand.”In total, Hanson salvaged the 24 Philadelphia Caramel Co. cards, and on Sunday, they were on display inside the Parker Homestead. The collection dates back to 1909 and is thought to be of Stan Parker’s collection. He was a relative of Julia Parker, who passed away in 1996 as the last owner of the house.“I have not been to a game like this before, but I think it’s really cool to see the old uniforms,” said Sue Goldberg, 68 of Highlands. “I need to get a picture of these guys just milling about.”Goldberg, an avid baseball card collector with a collection into the hundreds, gazed at the pair of Ty Cobb cards under the display case. “I hadn’t seen it until I was at Archives Day, except for on the internet and books, but not in person.”The vintage baseball cards on display in the Parker House.The game between Monmouth Furnace and the Chesapeake Nine was competitive into the bottom of the ninth inning, with the Nine’s pulling out a win for a final score of 14-11. After the game, McIver lined players up from both teams along the first and third baselines to thank Sickles Market, The Parker Homestead and the nearly 150 fans in attendance, finishing off with a collective “Hip Hip, Huzzah!” cheer from the players.Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club has ten remaining games on their schedule for this season, which lasts until October 8. For additional information about Monmouth Furnace Base Ball Club, visit their Facebook page. For updates on The Parker Homestead regarding future construction and events, visit ParkerHomestead-1665.org.
FANS have backed Eric Dier after the Tottenham man confronted a fan who was allegedly abusing his brother.The defender, 26, leapt over advertising hoardings and climbed 20 rows of seats to hunt down the supporter.7 Eric Dier was backed by plenty of fans of social media after his confrontation with a supporter at White Hart Lane7 Dier leapt over seats and raced up the stands to protect his brotherCredit: TwitterHe could be heard shouting “he’s my brother” as he was restrained by supporters and stewards.It is believed the fan and Dier’s younger brother got into a heated exchange and the Three Lions star jumped into the stands to protect his sibling after the FA Cup penalty shootout exit to Norwich.But supporters on social media believed Dier was right to support his little brother, Patrick.@kyalMason1 said: “He shouldn’t get any punishment, the fan should be arrested, fined £5,000 and banned from every football stadium.”@ffsDH_70 added: “Fair play to him for sticking up for his family.”@jw_hcafc wrote: “Eric Dier what a bloke. Big respect.”@Charming_85 commented: “I don’t care how it looks, IF you was truly backing your brother. You have my utmost respect!”@BossNo1Sam1 typed: “Go on Eric Dier. Full respect! It doesn’t matter what your profession is, u stand up for what’s right and you stand up for your family.”And @Matt_Hayden1 tweeted: “Eric Dier showing that professional footballers are human and not scripted robots that they’re expected to be… fair play to him going and sticking up for his brother. Think anyone would do the same.”Eric, one of six children in the Dier clan, has two younger brothers, Edward and Patrick, but it is unclear which of the two were involved in the bust-up.But it is understood that his brother was invited into the dressing room after the clash and Spurs have already identified the fan and launched an investigation.The FA are now investigating the incident.They will speak to Spurs stewards and fans nearby for their observations.Dier is likely to face a misconduct charge for leaving the pitch area.He is likely to be charged and will face a small ban and potentially a fine.But the FA could be lenient towards him due to the circumstances surrounding his family and thanks to their strong anti-abuse stance.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursIt is not clear what sparked the row and if the supporter involved is a Tottenham fan, but the club are NOT expected to take any action against Dier.The altercation took place just minutes after Jose Mourinho’s side crashed out of the fifth round against the Premier League’s bottom side on penalties.The Portuguese manager later condemned Dier’s actions in his press conference.He said: “I don’t think that belongs to the game. The game was a fantastic representation of the FA Cup, but I cannot run away from the question.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrong”I think Eric Dier did what we as professionals cannot do but when someone insults you and your family is involved, especially your younger brother.”Mourinho added: “This person insulted Eric, the younger brother was not happy with the situation and Eric was not happy. We as professionals cannot do what he did.”If the club discipline Eric Dier I would not agree with it, but what he did was wrong.”777 The Tottenham and England midfielder was confronting supporters over an alleged incident involving his brotherCredit: Twitter7 The incident came just minutes after Tottenham crashed out of the FA Cup on penaltiesCredit: Rex Features7Jose Mourinho reacts to Eric Dier incident saying he was helping his younger brother during altercation
The coronavirus pandemic not yet see a light at the end of the tunnel and time is ticking against resumption from local championships and also from European competitions. Somehow, enter the end of may and the month of June, not having to play matches during July, would mean for Sevilla a extra advantage. Something like a player number 12, or 13 if you take into account the public of Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán. The intense heat that the capital of Andalusia will begin to suffer in a few weeks aims to become a great ally of the Nervión club, especially in the Europa League.The most rivals from other countries they would be very less acclimatized to the temperatures that it usually does in the city with the temperature record in Spain and one of the most in the whole continent: Two years ago, in July, the historical record was reached in Seville since reliable measurements have been made on the peninsula, with no less than 47.3 degrees in the shade. LaLiga Santander * Data updated as of March 25, 2020 It is true that the first European rival that the Nervous people meet will be Rome, in whose city the temperature is similar, although some degrees milder, to that of Seville. But if he passes eighth, history plays in favor of the red and white club: every time he has reached the quarters, he has ended up lifting the title. Certainly the weather circumstances, given that these rounds are already being played in late April and May, have played in their favor. In June and even July, and more against rivals from northern latitudes, the heat of the Guadalquivir Valley would increase its importance even more.“In these circumstances, acclimatization must be taken into account, in order to accustom the body to adapt to compete”, Doctor González wrote in the newspaper As. It goes without saying that Sevilla will be fully acclimatized, which will work in their favor in most cases.Heat can also help you in LaLiga. ANDl Sevilla must play six of the 11 remaining games in their own stadium, the derby against Betis as soon as the championship resumes. It is obvious that in this case the temperature would not mean any advantage. But the Nervionenses will also receive Barcelona, Valladolid, Eibar, Valencia and Mallorca. Before pucelanos and Eibarreses, the heat would play again with the local team.
A fire broke out on a rig near Hythe, AB at around 3:00 a.m., when Canadian Natural Resources workers were drilling a sweet gas well. No workers were injured in the incident. Ironically, Anti-oil activist Wiebo Ludwig’s property boarders the well site, about 22 kilometres northwest of Hythe. Original story about the arrestWiebo Ludwig on Issues and AnswersStory about the release of Wiebo Ludwig without chargesAdvertisement Fort St. John native Denny Morrison did Fort St. John and the country proud when he and two teammates, Lucas Makowsky and Mathieu Giroux beat the Americans in the Team pursuit event at the Vancouver Olympics. The team finished the race with a time of 3:41.37, beating the US by 0.21 seconds. Story about what the RCMP were looking for See Original Story about the Torch Relay Olympic Torch Visits Fort St. John Rig Blows up near Hythe, AB Fort St. John’s Denny Morrison wins gold at the Olympics During the last week of 2010, we’ll be publishing a special segment each day reviewing the top stories from the past year. January 8th 2010 – Wiebo Ludwig arrested and then released in connection with Encana Bombings City Council takes on Air CanadaLate in 2009, Fort St. John City Council discovered that the price for flight passes will double in this region. In addition, the passes will now be restricted to 25 people, rather than 300 as before, and will not be accepted for flights to Saskatchewan and Manitoba.Mayor Bruce Lantz sent a letter to Air Canada and claimed the corporation was discriminating against northern communities for the rate hike. In April, Air Canada changed their rates on the flight passes. (see story) However, flying in and out of Fort St. John without the passes can remain an expensive preposition with round trip tickets between Fort St. John and Vancouver now running in the $800 range. Advertisement See Original Story Watch the race on YouTubeFort St. John Population Grows to 19,457In 2009, According to BC Stats, the population of Fort St. John grew by 665 people in 2009 and is now 19,457. See original story The 3.5 per cent increase was the largest among the seven Peace Region communities listed.Advertisement – Advertisement -Early in January 2010, dozens of RCMP officers stormed the commune of Wiebo Ludwig near Hythe, AB and arrested the former preacher. Ludwig was released from jail the next morning without charges. To date, the RCMP have not been able to collect enough evidence against Ludwig or anyone else in connection with the bombings of Encana facilities in the Tomslake area in 2008 and 2009. Residents of Fort St. John turned out in droves, as the Olympic torch passed through the Energetic City on Sunday.Thousands of cheering fans lined the relay route and watched Elks speed-skater Jamie Lee take the flame for a spin around the outdoor oval. 93 year-old Ross H. MacLean lit the cauldron at Centennial park, where Premier Gordon Campbell addressed the crowd, while kids played hockey on the snow and slithered down the winding ice-slides.Fans also signed good-luck cards for the two Fort St. John athletes heading to the Vancouver Games – Denny Morrison and Michelle Kelly – with free hot chocolate to help warm up chilly bodies.Ross H. MacLean passed away in June of 2010. (see story) Advertisement
0Shares0000Manchester United’s Jose Mourinho (R) and Tottenham Hotspur’s Mauricio Pochettino, seen embracing after a match on October 28, 2017, remain friends even though their teams are in competition, says Mourinho © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 29 – Jose Mourinho says his friendship with Mauricio Pochettino remains intact despite the Tottenham manager claiming in his autobiography he was angry with his Manchester United counterpart for making overtures to midfielder Eric Dier.In the book ‘Brave New World’ Pochettino alleges Mourinho had a lengthy conversation with Dier in the tunnel after United beat Spurs at Old Trafford in December last season. That was months after Mourinho had reportedly made attempts to sign the England international and, the book further claims, it led Pochettino to hold talks with the player to tell him he would not be leaving the club.But, speaking before the corresponding fixture between the clubs 10 months on, Mourinho made light of the allegations and insisted he has a strong relationship with the Argentinian.“I don’t know if it is Mauricio’s words or it is his ghost writer’s, I really don’t know,” said Mourinho.“What I do know, is that every season, during the summer, before every season he calls me and I call Mauricio and we ask about each other’s players to see if they are or are not available.“I don’t know why I should speak to Dier on a football match day in the tunnel, maybe it is to try and sell books.“Maybe his ghost writer wants to make some money.“But I never said that I wanted Dier. I never say who the players are I want.”Pochettino’s side is looking increasingly like a credible title challenger to leaders Manchester City, and United, this season and, although Mourinho heaped praise upon his friend, he declined to offer an assessment of his performance in charge to date.“It’s not for me to judge that,” said Mourinho.“Pressure, no pressure, has to win the title, yes or no, it’s not my problem.“I just have a very good relationship with him. He’s one of the guys I’ve known for many years and we’ve always had a very good relationship.“I think he’s a very good manager, but don’t ask me more than that.”– ‘An isolated case’ –Moving forward, one of Mourinho’s priorities is to retain midfielder Marouane Fellaini, pictured in September 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLISMourinho made it crystal clear the poor attitude displayed by his team in their surprising, and first, defeat of the season at Huddersfield will not be seen again.“To play badly and lose matches, I think that can happen again,” he said.“It happens during a season, you cannot play well all the time, you cannot win all the time.“You cannot even be lucky all the time. So to lose again, I think it is going to happen.“But in terms of the attitude that we didn’t like and knowing the players and what good people they are, I believe it was an isolated case.”The United manager also admitted convincing midfielder Marouane Fellaini to sign a new, extended contract at Old Trafford has become a priority.The 30-year-old Belgian international has flourished under Mourinho and won over sections of the United support who had been critical of him.He, along with little-used former England full-back Luke Shaw, is out of contract at the end of the season.Fellaini would technically be free to talk to foreign clubs as early as January as he enters the final months of his contract and Mourinho, when asked about Shaw’s contract situation, made it clear tying the midfielder to a new deal is far more of a priority as the defender has another option year on his own deal.“I’m worried about Fellaini and not about Luke Shaw,” he said.“Because Fellaini finishes his contract and Luke Shaw doesn’t.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
TAYLOR, B.C. – At a District of Taylor Committee of the Whole Meeting on Tuesday, Staff provided Council with an update to the Emergency Evacuation Route.According to Deputy Fire Chief, Enzo Calla, in February, the District received notification of grant approval from Emergency Management British Columbia regarding the Emergency Evacuation Route.The grant that was approved was for administrative use in planning Emergency Evacuation Routes. The grant was applied for by the Protective and Corporate Services in October 2018.- Advertisement -Since that time, Calla says Protective Services Staff have met with the Emergency Committee members on March 15 to discuss preliminary planning routes.Staff have also met with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure area managers, on April 29, to discuss services and assets available during the planning stages and to assist on the implementation of the plan if required.Since there will be a new highway maintenance provider, the District will send out a request to invite Dawson Road Maintenance to be included in the planning.Advertisement