Sumner Newscow â€” As always, Samson Ledesma of Salty Media has one heck of a video – this one of the Sumner County flooding.Follow us on Facebook.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 (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 Casey Witham · 204 weeks ago Samson Ledesma you have such a remarkable talent! I love seeing the world through your eyes. What a blessing you are to our community. I have a feeling that someday I am going to turn on the television and find myself watching something incredible that you have created! Report Reply 1 reply · active 204 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Samson · 204 weeks ago Thanks, Casey! Report Reply +2 Vote up Vote down Oh boy · 204 weeks ago I’ve seen a few videos of the flooding on The Facebook, all have been very good. I just wish one of them would have Johnny Cash signing “How High’s The Water Momma”. Report Reply 1 reply · active 204 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Samson · 204 weeks ago I’ll remember that for next time! Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down Mike Dwyer · 204 weeks ago Terrific video. You have amazing talents. Report Reply 0 replies · active 204 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
Russell Wilson on Wednesday night expressed the rarity that is an almost universally shared opinion: More NFL throwback uniforms, please.The 31-year-old Seahawks quarterback shared a photoshopped picture of himself in a uniform that resembles the look Seattle’s NFL franchise donned from its birth in 1976 to its first major change in 2002. He evidently caught wind of a rumor that the NFL is considering ditching the nonsensical one-helmet rule it created seven years ago. MORE: Ranking all 32 NFL uniform setsThis is a MUST 🔥🔥🔥@Seahawks fans around the 🌎 would love! #JustDoIt #Throwbacks pic.twitter.com/FbliM3oCfQ— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) March 26, 2020The Seahawks’ silver helmet and pants look is sharp, indeed. It would be an amazing addition to what’s already the the league’s second-best uniform set in our estimation.Now, if the NFL would just allow it.”There will be no change for the 2020 season,” NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy told Pro Football Talk regarding the rule that limits players to just one helmet per year. “There are ongoing discussions for a potential change for the 2021 season, but no decisions have been made.”The rule was implemented in 2013 as part of the league’s injection of safety measures. (Helmets need to be broken in before they can be considered safe for game use.) Because it limits players to one helmet per year, it also forces teams to choose just one helmet color. Teams are allowed to wear throwback uniforms as long as the default helmets are used within the set.MORE: NFL throwback uniform rankings Bucs returnings to the Cremesicle jerseys next year? 👀👀 @UniWatch Hour 2 live now: https://t.co/Qv5vON3FiB pic.twitter.com/ZM3SlFHOLg— Dan Patrick Show (@dpshow) March 25, 2020If the NFL ditches the rule, teams would be allowed to include multiple helmet colors in their uniform sets for the first time since the 2012 season. Think white helmets with throwback looks for the Cowboys, Patriots and Buccaneers. Gold helmets for the Steelers. Red for the Falcons and Bills. Kelly Green for the Eagles.More helmet color options would mean more throwback uniform options, and more throwback uniforms would mean more jersey sale opportunities.For the perpetually money-craving NFL, this should be a no-brainer. Or, as Wilson put it, “a must.”
Netflix dropped a surprise Dave Chappelle stand-up special Friday morning, but the 46-year-old comedian clearly had more on his mind than punchlines.Chappelle covered a number of hot-button issues in “8:46,” a title referencing the amount of time former Minneapolis police offer Derek Chauvin kneeled on George Floyd’s neck. Video of the incident has sparked nationwide outrage and protests against racial injustice and police brutality, and Chauvin was later charged with second-degree murder. MORE: How Colin Kaepernick’s protest started a movement in NFLAbout 15 minutes into his set, which was filmed in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and followed social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Chappelle ripped Fox News host Laura Ingraham and defended Lakers star LeBron James, “one of Ohio’s greatest residents ever” in Chappelle’s eyes. Ingraham recently faced criticism for saying Saints quarterback Drew Brees had the right to share his views about NFL players kneeling during the national anthem after previously telling James to “shut up and dribble” when it comes to politics.”Let me tell you something about LeBron. This n— was on the cover of Sports Illustrated when he was 17 years old and exceeded every expectation that they had for him,” Chappelle said. “This business is treacherous. This is a good guy, LeBron. He’s a family man, and this, that and the other. He didn’t let anyone down. …”This b— told my friend to ‘shut up and dribble.’ My friend is the best at something, and this b— is not the best at anything. Just a regular-ass white b— with a platform. And I use the word ‘b—’ all the time because [it’s a black thing].”Dave Chappelle with some praise for LeBron James for speaking up on racism courtesy of @NetflixIsAJoke: pic.twitter.com/RcU5iaZMoY— The Lakers Review (@TheLakersReview) June 12, 2020Near the end of the 27-minute special, Chappelle spoke about the impact of Kobe Bryant’s death. The Lakers legend died in a helicopter crash on Jan. 26, 2020, the same day Chappelle won a Grammy award for Best Comedy Album. He also noted his birthday, Aug. 24, is a combination of the two numbers Bryant wore during his NBA career.”I loved Kobe Bryant,” Chappelle said. “He died the day I won a Grammy. He died. That’s why I didn’t show up at the Grammys, because Kobe died. … I cried like a baby.” “I loved Kobe Bryant. He died the day I won a Grammy. That’s why I didn’t show up at the Grammys, because Kobe died. They had both of his f—–g jersey numbers hanging up – 8, 24. Well that’s my birthday. I cried like a baby.” – Dave Chappellevia “8:46” pic.twitter.com/6FsOtHrdaX— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) June 12, 2020There are a few jokes sprinkled throughout “8:46,” but it is more a stream of consciousness than a typical stand-up routine. This is the most raw version of Chappelle and, arguably, the most captivating.You can watch the full special below (explicit language).
MASON CITY — The Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors this morning approved the recommendation by the county’s Compensation Board that the county’s elected officials get a two-and-three quarters percent pay raise in the next fiscal year that starts in July, with the supervisors turning down the recommended pay raise for themselves. The supervisors had the choice of accepting the Compensation Board’s recommendations or approving a lower percentage of a raise for the county positions of sheriff, attorney, treasurer, auditor as well as themselves. Iowa law prohibits the supervisors approving anything higher than the board’s recommendation. Chris Watts was the only supervisor to comment about not accepting a pay raise. “My only comment I guess would be my promise to the voters when I first ran, and this is four years in a row that the County Supervisors have taken this action.” With the pay raises being approved starting on July 1st, Sheriff Kevin Pals will annually make $109,031; County Attorney Carlyle Dalen’s salary will be $130,253; while County Treasurer Patricia Wright, County Recorder Colleen Pearce and County Auditor Adam Wedmore’s salary will increase to $80, 263.
HANLONTOWN — A Mason City man has been charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal accident last May in Worth County. The Iowa State Patrol said at the time of the accident on May 3rd that 38-year-old Rick Johnson was walking eastbound on 390th Street, about an eighth of a mile east of Ironwood Avenue northeast of Hanlontown, when he was struck and killed by a vehicle also traveling eastbound, driven by 43-year-old Luke Beenken of Mason City. Beenken has been charged with vehicular homicide by reckless driving, a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. Investigators say Beenken was texting while driving and sent a text message at the same time that he ran into Johnson.
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CLEAR LAKE — Clear Lake’s City Council tonight will discuss establishing an early retirement incentive program. The voluntary program would assist eligible city employees who wish to retire but cannot do so because of medical insurance coverage concerns. To be eligible, participants would have to be current full-time or full-time equivalent employees who are age 56 or older and have not less than 25 years of continuous employment with the city. Those who would participate in the program at age 60 would remain up to five years or when they become Medicare eligible on the city’s group health insurance plan under a single policy. Employees can choose to continue family health coverage by paying the difference between the cost of the family plan and the city’s contribution toward a single coverage premium. An employee who retires prior to age 60 can utilize post-retirement accumulated paid leave conversion credit to pay health insurance premiums. If that would be insufficient to cover the cost of health insurance to the age of 60, the employee would be responsible for the full premium until age 60, at which point the premium for a single policy would be covered by the city.Eligible employees must retire from city employment between August 1st and September 30th of this year, with notice of intent to retire having to be filed prior to July 17th. The Clear Lake City Council meets tonight at 6 o’clock at City Hall.
Buenos Aires, Argentina | AFP |Like neurotic parents, Argentines swung from criticism to unconditional love for their star footballer Lionel Messi this week, providing the soccer-mad nation’s many therapists with rich material for psychoanalysis.Fans’ frustration at the superstar’s missed penalty in Sunday’s defeat to Chile in the Copa America Centenario soon gave way to panic as he vowed to quit the national team ahead of the 2018 World Cup.As fans online pleaded “Leo, don’t go,” psychologists, neurologists and philosophers appeared on chat shows and published newspaper columns to analyze the hero’s motivations and help the nation cope.To judge by the past criticism Messi has received, having a player widely rated as the best in the world is not enough for Argentines.They also want him to win — as Diego Maradona did at the World Cup in 1986.Now they have started to ask themselves whether they are too demanding.President Mauricio Macri said Tuesday that Lionel Messi was “God’s gift” to the country and it should “take care of him.”One school teacher became a minor celebrity when she sent an open letter to the player which was read out on television.“Please don’t give up,” wrote the teacher, Yohana Fucks — a not-uncommon surname in Argentina.“Don’t make people think that all we care about in this country is winning and being first.”Football idolatryAndres Rascovsky, former president of the Argentine Psychoanalytical Association, links the country’s intense sporting passions to its dirty politics. “Argentines need idols,” he said.That desire stems from “the humiliation and denigration of the masses by the politicians,” Rascovsky added.“That generates a need for them to redeem themselves through sporting heroes like Maradona or Messi.”The provocative extrovert Maradona “is more identified with transgression and omnipotence,” Rascovsky said.That exuberant spirit is epitomized by what Maradona called his “Hand of God” goal against England at the 1986 World Cup.“The Hand of God was a goal of transgression, a false goal scored with the hand which in a spirit of idolatry was elevated to the status of the divine,” Rascovsky said.The nation’s relationship with Messi is different, however.“A lack of decent values causes a lot of Argentines to identify with the transgressive omnipotence of Maradona,” said Rascovsky.“On the other hand, Messi comes across as a more modest, normal personality.”Maradona himself recently accused Messi of having “no personality.” But he too threw his support behind Messi after he vowed to quit, urging him to stay.“I knew him when he was a kid,” said Enrique Dominguez, who coached the young Messi at Newell Old Boys football club.“He is very sensitive though his face doesn’t always show it.”Share on: WhatsApp
Whereas Obua’s arrival is considered a big boost to the team, Moi says they are aware that their encounter with Buganda Province won’t be an easy match since they will be facing defending champions.Geoffrey Omara, the chairman Fans Association for Lango Province, says they have embarked on a fundraising drive to secure sufficient funds for the team.About 16 provinces have been created and confirmed to participate in the second edition of the FUFA drum tournament.******URNShare on: WhatsApp FUFA Drum competitions participating provinces. PHOTO via @OfficialFUFAKampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The former Uganda Cranes striker, David Obua has pitched camp in Lira town to coach the Lango Province team a head of the FUFA drum kick off this week.Obua, who arrived on Tuesday afternoon, is overseeing the training of more than 40 players who have camped at Uganda Martyrs University, Ngetta Campus. His arrival triggered excitement among team members who have been undergoing drills ahead of their tie with Buganda Province at Bishop SS in Mukono district this weekend.Shortly after his arrival in Lira Town, Obua appeared on major radio stations to drum support for the Lango Province team and promised better performance in the second edition of FUFA Drum competitions, which started two weeks ago.Obua said he was in Lira for good performance, saying Lango region is known for producing good players and athletes and assured soccer fans of clean results. He urged them to support the team so as to deliver credible performance.Daniel Moi, the Spokesperson Lango Province is optimistic that the arrival of Obua combined with a number of senior players like KCCA’s Allan Okello among others; they are destined for victory in their first match against Buganda Province in Mukono this weekend.
In other matches, there were away victories for Mozambique over Kenya and the Central African Republic over Niger while the Ivory Coast defeated the Democratic Republic of Congo in France.Benin at home and Malawi away snatched late draws against Zambia and Lesotho respectively and Togo came from behind to hold Equatorial Guinea in France. Ntseki was a controversial choice to succeed English coach Stuart Baxter after South Africa exited the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations in the quarter-finals.He had never been a head coach at senior level and critics alleged his appointment had more to do with the cash-strapped national football association needing a “cheap” replacement.– Immediate goal –But Ntseki insists he is up to the task with his immediate goal being to achieve a top-two finish in a 2021 Cup of Nations qualifying group including Ghana, Sudan and Sao Tome e Principe and reaching the finals.South Africa controlled most of the match against Mali, but a 75th-minute goal from Sekou Koita for the visitors created a tense finish.Judgment on Ntseki will have to be delayed as Mali lacked many of the players who took them to the last 16 of the Cup of Nations in Egypt this year.The 1-0 win for Mozambique over Kenya in Nairobi was a surprise with the only goal coming from Amansio Canhembe midway through the second half.Justin Shonga twice gave Zambia the lead against Benin in Porto Novo, but Michel Pote salvaged a 2-2 draw for the home side with a stoppage-time goal.Malawi left it almost as late to rescue a 1-1 draw away to Lesotho in Maseru with Hassan Kajoke scoring two minutes from time after Hlompho Kalake had put the home team ahead.Record seven-time African champions Egypt host Botswana Monday and 2019 Cup of Nations winners Algeria meet Colombia in France Tuesday as a six-day friendlies schedule continues.The matches are being used to prepare teams for the first two rounds of qualifying during November for the 2021 Cup of Nations in Cameroon.Share on: WhatsApp McKinstry (middle) with his new team of coaches. PHOTO FUFA MEDIAResultsEthiopia 0 Uganda 1South Africa 2 Mali 1 Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa and Uganda won international friendlies Sunday to give new coaches Molefi Ntseki and Northern Ireland-born Johnny McKinstry successful debuts.Goals from Dean Furman and Themba Zwane earned South Africa a 2-1 home victory in Port Elizabeth over Mali, who were missing many stars, including Southampton forward Moussa Djenepo.It was the first match for Bafana Bafana (The Boys) since xenophobic attacks on African immigrants in South Africa last month led Zambia and Madagascar to cancel friendlies.McKinstry guided Uganda to a 1-0 away win over Ethiopia in Bahir Dar with long-serving Emmanuel Okwi scoring the only goal midway through the first half.This is the third national coach post for the Irishman, who took charge of Sierra Leone in 2013 when only 27 years old and was later hired by Rwanda.