Athletic club matching donations to help ‘Toys for Kids’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena — It’s been a tough holiday season for the Vietnam Veterans Chapter 583’s ‘Toys for Kids’ wrapping drive. They serve hundreds of families in need and are still shy of their goal to serve all of those children in need before the holidays.Social media posts have been floating around about the nonprofit’s need for toy and monetary donations. Local organizations are already beginning to step in, one of those being Bay Athletic Club.As part of their season of giving, the athletic center is matching toy and monetary donations for the organization that they’ve helped support for many years.“Sometimes, we just need to remember how good it feels to be able to help someone else even if you don’t know who that person is,” said Bay Athletic Club Communications Director Sarah Morrison. “When you’re out shopping, just swing by an aisle and grab something and that can be your donation.”You can drop off donations at Bay Athletic Club in Alpena off of Chisholm Street now through Friday. If you can’t make it to Bay Athletic by Friday. Donations can be made to the ‘Toys for Kids’ headquarters on 2040 Werth Rd. (the Old Ripley Street Fruit Market)“Every little thing you do can make a really big impact,” said Morrison.Toys are donated to families in need throughout Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency, and Presque Isle Counties.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena, Bay Athletic, bay athletic club, holidays, northeast michigan, Sunrise Side, toys for kids, Vietnam Vets Chapter 583Continue ReadingPrevious Rolling into the holiday season with a giving heartNext Alpena Public Schools Request Bond Sales to Update Structures and Security Systemslast_img read more

Betty Zimmerman, 86, formerly from Wellington: January 1, 1929 – April 30, 2015

first_imgBetty L. Zimmerman, age 86, of Strong City, KS, died Thursday, April 30, 2015, at the Golden Living Center of Chase County in Cottonwood Falls, KS.  The daughter of Jack and Genevieve Haden, she was born January 1, 1929, in Appleton City, MO.  She graduated from Toledo Township High School in 1946.She was married to Jerry Mosby (deceased) of Wellington, KS, for 20 years and they were the parents of five children.  She and Robert Zimmerman were married December 13, 1969, in Tacoma, WA.  While they lived in Washington, they raised peacocks, geese, ducks, and hogs, plus had a pack burro to protect the other animals from bears.Betty enjoyed sewing, quilting, doing and teaching ceramics, and also owned craft stores in Wellington, Cottonwood Falls, and Strong City.  She crocheted many hats and blankets for premature infants through a program from hospitals.  She worked at Beverly Enterprises nursing home as a certified nurse aide and activity director.  She & Bob operated Fox Creek Ranch, then managed the motel both in Strong City.  They were gate attendants at Council Grove Reservoir for 22 years.  They enjoyed “RVing”.She is survived by her husband, Robert (Bob), of the home;  two sons:  Mike Mosby (Kay) of Haviland and Pat Mosby (Tonja) of Strong City; three daughters:  Sandy Brown of Strong City, Debbie Blasi (Bill) of Wellington; and Betty Page (Steve) of Lake Stevens, WA; a brother, Billy Haden (Ruth) of Wamego; 13 grandchildren:  Roy Brown of Strong City, Brian Brown of Wellington, Michelle Brownlee (Mark) of Wellington, Melissa Janzen of Wellington, Jason Blasi of Wellington, Jessica Mosby of Americus; Angela Mosby of Haviland, Marie Lester of Granite Falls, WA, Lori Hyvari (Steve) of Granite Falls, WA, Bill Lilgreen of Lake Stevens, WA, Kelli Armour (Tim) of Palestine, TX,  Derek Mosby of Emporia, KS, and Chris Mosby of Strong City; 21 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and three step-children:  Bobby Zimmerman, David Zimmerman, and Loree Deede all of WA.  She was preceded in death by her parents.A private family graveside service will be held at a later date in Hillcrest Cemetery at Toledo Township.  Memorial contributions to the Chase County Senior Center may be sent in care of Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home, 201 Cherry, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845.  Condolence messages may be left at www.brown-bennett-alexander.com.last_img read more

City of Wellington to cut ties with Westar for 34 hours

first_imgFollow us on Twitter. Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The City of Wellington received a request from Westar on Tuesday February 9, 2016, for Wellington to cut its tie with them starting Monday, February 22, at 7 a.m., until Tuesday February 23, at 5 p.m.During this time period, Wellington will be required to generate power with the gas turbine, and carry the City’s entire electric load. The gas turbine is ready and fully operational and we do not anticipate any problems. In the unlikely event the gas turbine would trip off­line and could not be restarted, Westar has confirmed with the project manager, that power could be restored to Wellington within a couple of hours.Please call 620­326­3631 with any questions. 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 (4) 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 JustMe · 234 weeks ago Why? Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Welly first · 234 weeks ago Awesome. So I’ll be charged for gas by city of Wellington. What’s another bill….. Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down jason day · 234 weeks ago I hope wellington doesn’t screw this up, or there will be a lot of people without power Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Questions? · 234 weeks ago Why…something else going on we citizens need to know? Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 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 commentslast_img read more