Ferry funding row continues to fester in Donegal

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter By News Highland – February 28, 2012 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp A row over funding for ferries in Donegal continues to fester after a Donegal County County meeting adjourned yesterday amid some unsavoury scenes.The row centres on the interpretation of the minutes of last months Budget meeting.€50,000 has been allocated to ferries, with Fianna Fail claiming it was agreed that all the money would go to the Swilly Ferry, while Fine Gael say that the €50,000 would be allocated to the Swilly Ferry and the Greencastle – Magilligan Ferry.A full blown row then escalated between FF Cllr Ciaran Brogan and FG Cllr John Ryan.Cllr Brogan says some councillors have questions to answer about their  honesty and integrity on the issue………….[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/brog830.mp3[/podcast]Cllr John Ryan has said it was clear that Councillor Brogan was questioning his integrity – he says he is deeply upset at the allegations………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/jr830.mp3[/podcast] Newsx Adverts Pinterest RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebookcenter_img Facebook WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Ferry funding row continues to fester in Donegal Previous articleCouncillor McBrearty alleges ‘elements’ of Sinn Fein threatened himNext articleCounty Manager outlines council’s financial position News Highland Pinterest Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ Twitter Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Dukes Of Hazzard In Lawrenceburg For Charity

first_imgSome cast members of the famed series are in Lawrenceburg for charity. (Image: Warner Home Video)LAWRENCEBURG – Cast members from the Dukes of Hazzard will be at the Dearborn County Fairgrounds for a charity event this weekend.The event proceeds go toward the C.H.A.R.G.E Syndrome Foundation and to get Madison Carroll Kremer, 12, a lifetime membership.Madison is the daughter of Melvin Kremer, owner of Nite Out Transportation in Dearborn County. According to the event website, Madison is deaf, and cannot speak. With many surgeries in her life, the membership allows her to meet other children and adults suffering from the rare disease.Similar to other cast members of the iconic series, Catherine ‘Daisy Duke’ Bach went on to have a successful acting career and currently is on “The Young and the Restless” on CBS. She is taking time Saturday to come to Lawrenceburg for the charity event.“Can I just tell you how happy and blessed I feel to help. It is everything. It is the right use of visibility in my eyes. It is an honor for me to go and help out,” Bach said.Other cast members include Sonny ‘Enos’ Shroyer; James ‘Rosco’ Best; Rick ‘Cletus’ Hurst; Byron ‘Coy Duke’ Cherry; and Don Fedro ‘Sheriff Little’ Cooly.Saturday’s charity event features a meet-and-greet with the stars, a Daisy Duke look-a-like contest, Uncle Jessie’s Chili and Bean Soup cookoff contest and Flash the Basset Hound look-a-like.It will be held at the Dearborn County Fairgrounds in Lawrenceburg from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with gates opening at 8:00 a.m.General admission tickets are $10, children 5 and under are free, and senior citizens age 65 and older are $5.Tonight, James ‘Rosco’ Best will be doing his One Man Show, at Lawrenceburg High School Auditorium at 7:30 p.m., showing clips from shows and movies he has done and telling about his life throughout his 2 hour show. The show is exciting and family oriented! Doors open at 6:30 p.m.last_img read more

Angels reportedly acquire Joc Pederson from Dodgers

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter The Angels are reportedly on the verge of acquiring outfielder Joc Pederson from the Dodgers in a swap for surplus infielder Luís Rengifo.The deal, which was first reported Tuesday but has not yet been announced, will reportedly also include other players, according to ESPN’s Jeff Passan, who first reported Pederson to the Angels. One of the other players reportedly coming back to the Angels is prospect Andy Pages, who had a breakthrough season in rookie ball last summer.The trade would give the Angels a power-laden outfield of Mike Trout, Justin Upton and Pederson. Brian Goodwin would become the fourth outfielder, with top prospect Jo Adell waiting in the wings.The Dodgers moved Pederson just as they were completing a reported deal to bring in Mookie Betts and David Price from Boston in a three-team deal involving Minnesota. Pederson, 27, hit .249 with 36 homers and an .876 OPS last season. A left-handed batter, Pederson has one year left before free agency. He is set to make either $9.5 million or $7.75 million in his final year of arbitration, with a hearing set for sometime this month.The Angels had been likely to use Goodwin as their everyday right fielder until Adell is ready. Goodwin hit .262 with 17 homers and a .796 OPS in 2019.Related Articlescenter_img Angels manager Joe Maddon questions defensive metrics that rate Mike Trout poorly Rengifo became expendable when the Angels signed third baseman Anthony Rendon, leaving David Fletcher, Tommy La Stella and Rengifo to compete for time at second base. La Stella could also play some first base.Rengifo, 22, hit .238 with a .685 OPS in 108 games in his rookie season.Pages, 19, was signed out of Cuba in 2018, and opened eyes with an outstanding season in the rookie-level Pioneer League, earning Baseball America’s recognition as the No. 2 prospect in the league in 2019. Pages hit .298 with 19 homers and a 1.049 OPS in 63 games for Ogden.Pages was ranked 23rd by Baseball America in the Dodgers system, and he was likely to be ranked toward the bottom of the top 10 in the Angels’ system, according to Baseball America’s Kyle Glaser. Angels fail to take series in Oakland, lose in 10 innings last_img read more

School construction is in full force, but it won’t affect class time at USD 353

first_imgOne of the many USD 353 construction projects will be the building of the new Wellington Middle School auxiliary gym and revamped parking lot. With the start of the 2015-16 school year, a new “drop off and pick up” policy will immediately go into effect. This procedure will eventually be the normal routine for WMS after the gym is built. More details of this route and other construction news is listed below.by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Enrollment for the four elementary schools had to be moved to a central location due to construction in Wellington Schools. Even so, school officials say classes will begin Aug. 18 as scheduled. Construction will continue into 2017 thanks to a bond issue which passed in June 2014 by area voters to upgrade the schools and make them safer.The project began in late May with an anticipated completion date of spring 2017, according to Wellington Superintendent Rick Weiss.“Last week, we had to move enrollment for the elementary schools to a central location at the high school, as construction is still being done on the buildings,” Weiss said.Walz, Harman and Huffman of Kechi, Kan. was awarded the bid, after the $11.2 million bond issue passed last summer.“We have been told that the buildings will be ready for students when school starts, although construction will continue all year,” Weiss said.Currently, the offices are still being constructed at Washington and Lincoln elementary schools. The new offices will be a “safe” entrance, designed so that anyone entering the building will walk directly into the office first, Weiss said.“This will make it harder for an armed assailant to enter the classrooms,” Weiss said. “You can’t stop them, but can maybe slow them down and get law enforcement there sooner if needed. Unfortunately, this day and age, you have to think about that.”FEMA storm shelters, or “safe rooms” are being built at Roosevelt School and Eisenhower Elementary, as they were the only schools in the district lacking them. The room will double as a music room for the Eisenhower. Kennedy Elementary classrooms are being reconstructed, and a new heat and air system is also being installed at Washington.The middle school parking lot is being reconstructed, so a temporary drop-off and pick-up location has been established. They will also receive a new gym.“The middle school projects will be the last to see work on, especially the parking lot, as they want to make sure the other projects are completed first,” Weiss said.For those with middle school students, patrons and visitors, the drop-off and pick-up procedure will be different than in the past during construction (see illustration above). Beginning the first day of school, enter the parking lot off of 9th street and up the ramp, make an immedate left at the top of the ramp, and do not proceed north across the parking lot. The new route follows the fence line and brings the driver up to a designated drop-off and pick-up location.There are map available at the Wellington Middle School. Just call the middle school at 326-4320 for assistance.The high school is also receiving new offices with a safe entrance. When everything is done, Weiss said, all district staff will have identification cards instead of a traditional key,  as will the students. All schools will also be receiving security cameras.“It will be a system to make it more secure,” Weiss said.last_img read more