Donna Michele Raschke, 54, Wellington: Dec. 31, 1960 – Feb. 22, 2015

first_imgTo leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at She is survived by her two daughters, Emily Raschke and her fiancé Michael Lozano and Erika Raschke, all of Oklahoma City, OK; two brothers, Cliff Craig and his wife Judi of Shawnee, OK and Chris Craig and Jodi Weir of Wellington, KS; and one grandson, Brohnson of Oklahoma City, OK. Donna Michele Raschke – with grandson.Donna Michele Raschke, age 54, longtime Wellington resident, passed away on Sunday, February 22, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Ok surrounded by her loving family.  She worked at First National Bank for over 18 years and at Future’s Unlimited for over 15 years.Donna Michele (Craig) Raschke was born on December 31, 1960 to Bobby Dick Craig and Shirley Jean (Bedwell) Craig in Wellington, KS. She was a 1978 graduate of Wellington High School.Donna loved spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandson, Brohnson. Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington, KS. Mr. Cliff Craig will officiate. Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.center_img Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 27, 2015 from 1:00 – 8:00 P.M.  The family will be present to greet friends from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. A memorial has been established with Valir Hospice Care in lieu of flowers. Contributions can be left at the funeral home. She is preceded in death by her parents.last_img read more

Guardiola wants no more Manchester misery in Huddersfield

first_imgThe former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss insisted: “We know exactly what will happen. There will be a big atmosphere, but it’s the same as when we went to Brighton. People said it’s not easy but it’s normal that it’s difficult.”City take an astonishing record on the short trip to Yorkshire, having won 18 and drawn one of their 19 league and cup games so far this season.They will, however, be without long-term injury victim John Stones but Vincent Kompany is available having come through the win at Leicester last weekend.– ‘Impossible happens’ –Huddersfield will be eager for some home comfort after suffering a 4-0 defeat at Bournemouth last Saturday.Next up… Huddersfield! ? #mancity— Manchester City (@ManCity) November 24, 2017Wagner’s side badly missed the influence of Christopher Schindler at centre-back, but the defender will be available again after completing a one-match ban.Huddersfield have an excellent home record –- only Tottenham Hotspur have beaten them at the John Smith’s so far this season –- but Wagner has played down the possibility of completing a ‘Manchester double’.“I think the circumstances (for a win) do not look that realistic,” he said. “But everybody knows that in football, sometimes the impossible happens.“I think everybody knows that Manchester City, at the minute, are the best team in the Premier League and this means probably one of the best teams in Europe, and the world,” the German added.Wagner suggested each of his players will have to perform beyond their usual limits if they are to stand any chance of causing what would surely be the biggest upset of the Premier League season to date.“Every one of us has a personal borderline,” he explained. “We have to change our borderline on Sunday to be successful.”Share on: WhatsApp City manager Guardiola respects the threat posed by Wagner’s Premier League new boys, having drawn there 0-0 in the FA Cup last season before comfortably winning the replay at the Etihad Stadium.Mourinho criticised his players for being complacent in their loss against Town and Guardiola has backed his side not to fall into the same trap.“Complacency will not happen,” Guardiola promised.“We played last season against them, we were not able to win there in the FA Cup and it’s complicated there.“What Wagner has done speaks for itself, in the Championship, the Premier League and since.“The result against United was a good signal but not just that one. At home, they’ve had good results,” the Spaniard added. “They are well-organised, intense, when they defend so well organised, and with quality.“I think all the teams want to win their own (home) games. Huddersfield is complicated, but it is not the first time we have been there.” Pep Guardiola says he has no new injury worries ahead of Huddersfield v CityManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola insists Manchester City will avoid the complacency that cost Manchester United dear when he takes his Premier League leaders to visit David Wagner’s Huddersfield Town on Sunday.City head to the John Smith’s Stadium looking to avoid the same fate that befell Jose Mourinho when his United team suffered a shock 2-1 defeat there last month.last_img read more

Arsenal test as murky finances threaten AC Milan

first_imgThere have been questions about the financial stability of the Chinese-led consortium that purchased the club from Silvio Berlusconi for 740 million euros ($918mn) last April, spending more than 200 million euros on new players in the summer.The seven-time European champions have a massive loan for repayment and are in trouble with Financial Fair Play restrictions, with Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) given the mandate to refinance debts.AC Milan are working to refinance more than 300 million euros in high-interest loans from US hedge fund Elliott Management. If the club is not able to refinance by next October the US hedge fund will seize control of the club.But limited information on the source of Chinese owner Li Yonghong’s wealth is proving a barrier to refinancing with the 48-year-old businessman last month dismissing reports he was insolvent when he purchased the club. Milan, Italy | AFP | AC Milan’s superb recent run faces a stiff test against Arsenal in the Europa League last-16 first leg in Italy on Thursday amid a backdrop of murky finances which are threatening one of Italy’s most successful clubs.Former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has turned around the fortunes of the struggling former European power on the pitch, with his side unbeaten in 13 games, and back within reach of Champions League qualification.But behind the scenes European football’s governing body UEFA have voiced concerns over the club’s complicated financial situation under their new Chinese owners. The club are also in the firing line with UEFA.European football’s governing body in December rejected AC Milan’s offer of a voluntary agreement to restructure finances, stating “there are still uncertainties in relation to the refinancing of the loans to be paid back in October 2018 and the financial guarantees provided by the main shareholder”.UEFA will assess Milan’s finances again in the coming months with possible punishments including limits on transfer spending, player salaries, and squad sizes for UEFA competitions.center_img – Europa League boost –In the meantime a board meeting will be called to approve a capital increase to get the club through to the end of the season making the revenue generated by their Europa League run of increased importance.“I’m very optimistic about any potential refinancing of the club’s debt,” said Marco Fassone, AC Milan’s managing director as the club announced losses for the first half of the season to December 31, 2017 were down to 22.3 million euros from 39.4 million for the same period in 2016.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more

Police: Teen Killed, 20 Injured in Washington, D.C. Night Shooting

first_imgSeveral social media posts had advertised the annual “34th-n-EAT” block party to be held in the area on Saturday night.According to Newsham, a dispute broke out at the gathering and several people took out weapons and exchanged gunfire.More than 20 units from D.C. Fire and EMS, responded to the scene.The street was also littered with bullet casings, in addition to car keys and other belongings left behind by people who were fleeing the gunfire.No arrests have been made, as police remained at the scene and continued to investigate Sunday morning.The mayor said the gathering was illegal on a number of levels.“It is illegal to drink on the street in the District of Columbia; it is illegal to smoke marijuana on the street in the District of Columbia. It is illegal to be in a gathering of more than 50 – all of those things are not good,” she said.“And, sadly, when you put illegal guns in the hands of people willing to use them, it means some person could lose her life or some people could lose their lives. As a community, it’s really important that we have zero tolerance for this type of activity; that we support the Metropolitan Police Department … and that may mean that people will have to go to jail,” Bowser added. A Washington, D.C. police officer is said to be “fighting for her life” after being wounded early Sunday during a shootout that killed a teenager and injured at least 20 others, Police Chief Peter Newsham said at a press conference.Police responded to reports of shots fired just before 1 a.m. at a large gathering in a residential neighborhood in southeast Washington.Newsham says 20 people were wounded at the scene. At least 11 of the victims are female.Additionally, 17-year-old Christopher “Poppy” Brown was shot and pronounced dead at a hospital.An off-duty DC Metro police officer was also shot and is “struggling for her life right now,” Newsham told reporters, while standing next to Mayor Muriel Bowser.The rest of the victims have non-life-threatening injuries. Some of them walked to a nearby fire station and hospital after being grazed by bullets.last_img read more

Top Rung Brewing Takes Gold Medal for My Dog Scout Stout…

first_imgSubmitted by Top Rung Brewing CompanyFirefighters Jason Stoltz (left) and Casey Sobel (right) opened Top Rung Brewing in Lacey.On June 20, Top Rung Brewing was awarded a Gold medal for our My Dog Scout Stout in the American Stout category of the Washington Beer Awards.  My Dog Scout Stout is one of the breweries three original brews that the brewery opened with in April of 2014. Top Rung Brewing is very honored and humbled to receive this award.This is the first medal that Top Rung has received and the first year to participate in the competition.  The My Dog Scout Stout is named after head brewer Jason Stoltz black lab, Scout.  This beer was designed and developed by Top Rung co-founders Jason Stoltz and Casey Sobol.Top Rung Brewing is a 10 barrel production brewery with tasting room at the brewery. Top Rung Brewing is a destination for craft beer drinkers to enjoy their beverage and view a production brewery facility.  Our tasting room is family friendly and while we will only offer snacks, we partner with local food vendors and food trucks as well as allow patrons to bring in their own food of their choice or have it delivered.  Top Rung Brewing: bringing quality craft beer to Lacey. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0last_img read more