Jerry Bales, pharmacist of Wellington’s Chief Drug Store, is having a birthday party!

first_imgGerald BalesJerry Bales, the owner and pharmacist for Wellington’s Chief Drug Store at 116 Main Street in downtown Wellington for over 33 years, is having a birthday!He will turn 90 years old on June 20, 2014. The family of Gerald Aldon Bales invites anyone who wants to congratulate him and wish him well to a come and go reception on Friday, June 20 at St. Anthony Parish Hall in Wellington from 6 to 8 p.m.Cards can be mailed to his home address or brought to the reception. No gifts please.last_img read more

Caldwell Democrat Michelle Schiltz files for District 80 house seat

first_imgSumner Newscow report — Michelle Schiltz of Caldwell traveled to Topeka today to file her official candidacy with the State of Kansas for District 80 in the House of Representatives. Schiltz is a Democrat seeking election to the seat currently held by Republican Kasha Kelley. To date, Kelley has not filed for re-election.Michelle SchiltzSchiltz is a small business owner and well-known community leader. For 10 years she served on Caldwell’s City Commission and is currently the Caldwell Chamber of Commerce President. She is also active in the Caldwell Historical Society and the Saving Hometown and Rural Existence Group founded in Caldwell.Schiltz lives in Caldwell with her husband, Leo, and their son, daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. “Kansas is faced with serious problems concerning our economic sustainability and the viability of our local hospitals,” said Schiltz. “I’m running because I can bring leadership and accountability to Topeka and end the Brownback tax experiment that has brought Kansas, especially our rural communities, to the brink of financial collapse. It’s time for change.”Follow 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 (9) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close 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. +3 Vote up Vote down Suzie Yunker · 220 weeks ago Hip Hip Hurray!!!! Michelle will not shirk her DUTY to represent District 80..Let’s vote her in.. Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down Jessica Yunker · 220 weeks ago Way to go Michelle! You will be a great representative for our district and I can’t wait to see the wonderful things you accomplish! Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Caldwell Fan · 220 weeks ago Thank goodness and wishing you the best of luck! Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Lisa Moreland · 220 weeks ago Awesome!!! Lisa and Matt Moreland Report Reply 0 replies · active 220 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down Jeff McGuire · 219 weeks ago She’s from old money. The Schlitz brewery was very successful for a long time. Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down Jennifer Pieratt · 219 weeks ago Good for you to step up Michelle, and great for Kansas Report Reply 0 replies · active 219 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down LKS · 219 weeks ago Tracy, could you correct her name? It is Schiltz not Schlitz… she is not an heir to the beer empire though I bet she wishes she were. Whether she’s from “old money” or not she’s a fresh face who is in touch with her community and how they would like to be represented. Go Michelle! Report Reply 2 replies · active 219 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 219 weeks ago My apologies. We here at Sumner Newscow have a motto. “We guarantee 100 percent accuracy unless we are mistaken.” Report Reply +3 Vote up Vote down Jeff McGuire · 219 weeks ago It seems like there was an article in the Wall Street Journal a few years back about her changing the spelling of her name to remain anonomous and avoid the hordes of people wanting her to donate to various charities. Alot of people don’t know it but she funnels millions to charities in complete anonymity. She is a very generous person. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 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

Harlequin’s Sixties Chicks Too Held Over Thru July 25

first_imgFacebook30Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Harlequin Productions Sixties Chicks Too, Harlequin Productions’ highly successful summer musical, has been extended for an additional week and will now close on July 25. Harlequin’s original musical celebration of the 1960’s greatest female singers and songwriters has attracted thousands of patrons to the State Theater in downtown Olympia.“We extend our summer musicals for additional weeks if the demand is there,” said Harlequin Artistic Director and Director of the show, Linda Whitney. “In this case the demand has been overwhelming, and that’s a great problem to have!”The show, which was originally scheduled to finish its performance run on July 19, features songs by such artists as Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Janis Joplin, The Supremes, Joni Mitchell, Joan Baez, and more.WHO:             Harlequin ProductionsWHAT:           Sixties Chicks Too, a Harlequin original musical celebrationWHEN:           June 18-July 25, 2015; Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm, Sunday matinees at 2:00pmWHERE:         The Historic State Theater – 202 4th Avenue East, Downtown Olympia 98501PRICE:            General: $39, Senior/Military: $35, Student/Youth: $2DEALS:           Rush tickets available at Box Office ½ hour before curtainTICKETS:       Tickets and info available at, or by calling 360/786-0151RATING:        Bring the family!Harlequin Productions is a professional not-for-profit theater company in Olympia, WA, dedicated to the creation of stimulating and enriching theatrical experiences by producing an eclectic season of new works, “buried treasures,” and unconventional treatments of classics. Through a dynamic selection of extraordinary material, we explore the human adventure in search of theatrical magic that stretches the mind, nourishes the soul, and inspires human empathy.last_img read more

NHL Draft: ‘Every kids dream to be drafted’ says Nelson’s Dryden Hunt

first_imgHunt then returned to Regina Pats of the WHL where the speedy forward put up some great numbers — 14 goals, 37 assists — before being moved to Medicine Hat Tigers in trade deadline deal — and 19 goals and 17 assists.The son of Carla DeBiasio and Jeff Hunt then helped the Tigers advance past the first round of the Eastern Division playoffs before being knocked out by the Calgary Hitmen.Hunt scored five goals and added two assists in 10 playoff games.“It was tough not being selected (in the 2014 NHL draft) but I was able to get some experience with Carolina as a free agent,” explained Hunt, who has spoken to some scouts during the season but nothing really serious.“That gave me some redemption of not being drafted. And that fueled my season. . .. Plus I had some great linemates in Regina that helped also and I was able to keep that going after I was traded to Medicine Hat.”Hunt, who some project could be drafted in the fourth round, played minor hockey in Nelson, capturing a Bantam Provincial title before heading to play at Notre Dame in Wilcox, Sask.He returned back to the Heritage City in 2010-11 to play in the BC Major Midget Hockey League with the Kootenay Ice before landing a spot in the WHL with Regina after being picked up by the Pats in a trade with Kootenay Ice in Cranbrook.Hunt, who was counted on to kill penalties this season along with being an obvious regular with the man-advantage, played two plus seasons for the Pats before the recent trade to Medicine Hat.“I’ve always tried to prove people wrong,” Hunt said when asked about is success.“My parents always told me to be the hardest working player on the ice and that will get you farther than just talent so I work extra hard all the time.”Hunt, whose younger brother Sawyer helped Kimberley Dynamiters win the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League title in March, has been back in Nelson working with local fitness trainer Cody Abbey to stay in shape.However, with no ice in Nelson during part of the summer, Hunt is off to Kelowna this weekend to train before heading to Calgary to work with Crash Conditioning, a company designed for elite hockey athletes of all ages based around hard work, devotion, and strong minded athletes.No doubt with this dedication, and skill, Dryden Hunt will find a place to continue his career at the professional level.Where, and who for, will definitely be a bonus for the scout going out on the limb with a late round pick.DRAFT NEWS: The first round of the draft is held Friday (June 26) and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 4 p.m., PT. Rounds 2-7 will be held on Saturday, June 27, beginning at 10 a.m., ET, with NHL Network providing live coverage to viewers throughout North America. . . . Nelson native Morey Gare will not be at the table of the Edmonton Oilers for this draft. Gare, head pro scout for Edmonton for the past decade and had been with the Oil since 2001, was relieved of his duties along with head amateur scout Stu MacGregor and two other members of the scouting staff — Brad Davis and Kent Hawley — a week before the draft. There are only a few Connor McDavid’s or Jack Eichel’s to go around for National Hockey League teams at the 2015 entry draft Friday in Sunrise, Florida.Which is why professional hockey teams pour a ton of money into scouting, to find those sleepers . . . those late round picks that can make the difference.Nelson’s Dryden Hunt is sure he’s one of those late round gems.Fact is the Nelson Minor Hockey grad isn’t even sure he’ll be selected in the top rounds during the upcoming draft.After being passed over during his draft-eligible year in 2014, the 6-foot, 200-pound forward is taking everything in stride.“Obviously it’s a pretty big deal and every kids dream to be drafted into the NHL, but being 19 (years of age) I feel my chances are a bit slim,” Hunt told The Nelson Daily on the eve of the draft which begins Friday at 4 p.m. PT.“If I was 17 or 18 (years old) it would be really exciting,” Hunt adds.“But I’d still love to be picked and go to any team that wanted to take me.”Despite not getting an invitation at the 2014 NHL party, Hunt never let the setback threaten his career.Instead, he used the disappointment as motivation, experiencing a very successful offseason and Western Hockey League campaign.After the draft, the Carolina Hurricanes came calling with a free-agent offer.The 19-year-old Hunt parlayed a successful camp with the Hurricanes into a spot on club’s Prospect’s Team at a tournament last September in Traverse City, Michigan.last_img read more