Dispatch News – Eq Muscle Release http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 02:49:35 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/eqmusclerelease-icon-70x70.png Dispatch News – Eq Muscle Release http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/ 32 32 Green News | Community news http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/green-news-community-news/ Wed, 12 Jan 2022 00:52:00 +0000 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/green-news-community-news/

The weather has given us a bit of everything here in Green. Extreme wind, extreme cold, everything except humidity! Traces of rain with the wind, and traces of snow with the cold. Green Methodist was canceled last week due to extremely cold temperatures, and Green Christian School was canceled on December 15 due to extreme winds, and again on January 6 due to extreme cold. It might just be me, but I don’t remember school ever being canceled when I was a kid. If there was enough snow, we would play fox and geese in the school yard. People in the countryside could decide for themselves whether they could go to school or not, but the school was not canceled. Can you imagine trying to educate parents in the 1950s? You couldn’t put it on TV or send a group text or send emails or Facebook or the school webpage. I remember using a call chain until the 80s and 90s when I had kids in school. How the world has changed! Whether it’s good or bad, I’ll let everyone decide for yourself.

After Christmas Bob and I went to Salina and did something that I had wanted to do for a long time.

We stopped at Long-McArthur Ford where I looked for traces of the McArthur Ford story, which started in green with Hubert A. McArthur around 1913, when he sold his general merchandise store McArthur and Wilson . I was not deceived ! I found portraits in the driveway of the Ford dealership of HA McArthur, his sons North C. McArthur, Rex McArthur, North R. McArthur and West K. McArthur. I was able to visit HA McArthur’s great-great-granddaughter, Ashley McArthur, and found out that the entire McArthur family works at Long-McArthur Ford. It was Hubert’s son, North, who moved to Salina and in 1949 he founded Long-McArthur Ford with Philip Long.

My question has been answered. Yes, the McArthurs of Salina are interested in their story that started in Green. Today I’m going to tell you a little bit about Hubert A. McArthur, born in 1869 in Vermont. He came to Kansas with his parents Clarence and Maria McArthur in 1879 and they settled north of Green where he converted and joined the Baptist Church (I guess it was the Fancy Creek Baptist Church ). He married Helen Wilson in 1898. Their two children were North McArthur and Cleo McArthur Yeager.

Cleo was the mother of Virginia Wohler and the grandmother of Peggy, Bill and Cindy Wohler (who grew up next door to me), making them HA McArther’s great-grandchildren.

Hubert A. McArthur died at his home in Green on May 10, 1938. He has been described as friendly, well loved and respected, a good neighbor and friend, leaving his family with the rich legacy of a good name. He took part in the progress of the small town (Green) where he took up residence for so many years. He was Green’s first mayor, serving from 1908 to 1913. When I research the early Greens, I find the McArthur name on just about every board to improve the town, by providing electricity, water, telephones, etc. tidbit was finding something I didn’t expect on Long-McArthur Ford’s wall in Salina. A framed document hung just inside the door. This was the 1915 buyer’s order and agreement for the first automobile McArthur Ford sold to Green in 1915! And it was sold to my step-grandfather John Friederich! A 1916 T Touring model for $ 440 plus a delivery charge of $ 29 for $ 469! Wouldn’t I like to know what happened to him!

If you would like to visit the museum, you can call me at 785-944-3334 (leave a message) or email me at bevcaley@gmail.com. If you have any items to donate or lend to the museum, that would be greatly appreciated!

Remember to send your news today and yesterday to bevcaley@gmail.com or by mail at 2119 21st Road, Green, KS 67447.

“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”

Ecclesiastes 3: 1

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Armstrong County Adds Option For Those In Need Of Help To Text 911 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/armstrong-county-adds-option-for-those-in-need-of-help-to-text-911/ Mon, 10 Jan 2022 05:01:00 +0000 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/armstrong-county-adds-option-for-those-in-need-of-help-to-text-911/

Residents of Armstrong County now have the option of texting to report an emergency to 911, public safety officials said on Tuesday.

While the ability to text can be useful in a scenario where talking to a dispatcher could make a situation worse, the call should be the first line of communication when asking for help, said Chad Gradwell, coordinator of the dispatcher. County 911.

“It is rare, but there are cases such as break-ins with people in the home who cannot physically speak on the phone where it would be helpful,” he said.

Gradwell said data collected by 911 centers in the United States that have added the text messaging service indicates that less than 4% of requests for help are received by text.

The Federal Communications Commission requires all wireless carriers and other text messaging application providers in the country to provide emergency text messages to call centers upon request.

Gradwell said the downside to texting 911 is that, unlike calling a cell phone, it doesn’t automatically provide 911 dispatchers with the coordinates of his location.

Location information associated with a cell phone can be used to identify its location within a 60 to 90 foot radius, he said.

Text messages sent to 911 receive an automated response asking for the texter’s address or location, he said.

“Once we receive an SMS, the person will receive an automated response asking for their address or location,” Gradwell said. “After that, it’s like a phone-to-phone communication with the dispatcher able to text the person on the other end of the phone. “

If someone doesn’t know where they are, dispatchers can always send help “but it will take a little more work.”

Gradwell said adding SMS to the 911 system required installing new software and was being coordinated with surrounding counties.

Tony LaRussa is a writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, tlarussa@triblive.com or via Twitter .


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Viewpoint 181: Enough to brighten up your snow-covered mailbox http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/viewpoint-181-enough-to-brighten-up-your-snow-covered-mailbox/ Sat, 08 Jan 2022 13:00:00 +0000 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/viewpoint-181-enough-to-brighten-up-your-snow-covered-mailbox/

We are immersed in the coldest days of winter, but you should have received something to brighten up your mailbox over the weekend. Our Brainerd Community Education Guide is now available and registration for our winter semester offers opened on Monday.

Our current guide has a variety of in-person and virtual class offerings for all ages. I encourage you to take a look and find something that interests you. Whether you can’t wait to get out of the house and participate in an in-person activity, or more comfortable staying home on a cold winter night and tapping into a virtual offering, participating in a Community education class is a great way to learn something new. and connect with others in our community!

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Over the past couple of years those of us working in community education have had to get creative in the way we deliver programming and cut down on many of the typical wonderful things we do. Now we’re delighted that our guide is filling up with more and more activity as we now work to rebuild the lineup.

Ironically, as I look at the mountains of snow already piled up in our parking lot, we are already starting to work on summer programs and it’s fun to be able to think about longer days and warmer months.

Related: Viewpoint 181: Representation Matters in Indigenous Inclusion

Community Education is always on the lookout for lesson ideas and instructors for adult and youth enrichment classes. If you have a hobby, skill, or just a passion for something that you would like to share with others, I encourage you to learn more about teaching a community education course. You can find out more by visiting the “Teach a Class” page in the Community Education section of our website at www.isd181.org, Community education, Teach a class; or by calling our Enrichment Coordinator, Leah Garry, at 218-454-6564. During my years of working in community education, those who have decided to teach a class have found it very rewarding and a great way to get to know other people with similar interests.

As I recently moved to the Brainerd area for my position with Community Education, I have been busy making connections with colleagues and those who share this community. I am excited to continue to explore all the opportunities in the region and to see how our community education offerings can continue to grow!

Related: Viewpoint 181: Fuel Up Forestview & The Warrior Warehouse

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Winter weather advisory in effect for the Brainerd region http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/winter-weather-advisory-in-effect-for-the-brainerd-region/ Tue, 04 Jan 2022 17:52:00 +0000 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/winter-weather-advisory-in-effect-for-the-brainerd-region/

A winter weather advisory is in effect until 3 p.m. on Wednesday, January 5, with 2-4 inches of snow possible for the Brainerd Lakes region.

The advisory was issued Tuesday morning by the National Weather Service and includes the entire state of Minnesota. Northern parts of Aitkin and Cass counties could see up to 4 to 6 inches of snow; while most of Aitkin, Cass, Crow Wing and Wadena counties are expected to reach between 2 and 4 inches. Areas to the south, including Mille Lacs, Morrison and Todd counties, are expected to receive 1 to 3 inches of snowfall.

Areas expected to receive the most snow include the North Coast, with 6 to 8 inches of possible snow, and northwestern Wisconsin, with 12 to 18 inches of possible snow.

Snowfall will only be part of the problem.

Wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph blowing snow, causing poor visibility and creating dangerous travel conditions, are possible until Wednesday morning, the weather service reported.

“Expect a very dangerous ride on Wednesday morning, so delay the trip if you can,” Duluth’s National Weather Service reported. “If you have to travel, take it slow and allow more time to reach your destination!” The weather service also advised motorists to keep an extra flashlight, food and water in their vehicles in case of an emergency.

After the region’s winter storm emerges, freezing temperatures and wind chills will return, the weather service reported. The Wednesday night / Thursday morning wind chill values ​​appear to dip into the range of 25 degrees below zero to 35 degrees below zero, with colder weather in the west.

“These cold conditions are likely to persist throughout the coming weekend,” the weather service reported.

In Brainerd, the National Weather Service in Duluth predicted a high temperature of 6 degrees Wednesday, a low of 12 degrees below zero Wednesday, a high of 3 degrees below zero Thursday, a low of 21 degrees below zero Thursday night, a high of 6 degrees Friday and a minimum of 4 degrees below zero Friday evening. A relatively milder high temperature of 24 degrees is expected on Saturday.

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Police: spitting on a missing object leads to the shooting of a man in the canton of Kiski. imprisoned woman http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/police-spitting-on-a-missing-object-leads-to-the-shooting-of-a-man-in-the-canton-of-kiski-imprisoned-woman/ Sun, 02 Jan 2022 17:35:42 +0000 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/police-spitting-on-a-missing-object-leads-to-the-shooting-of-a-man-in-the-canton-of-kiski-imprisoned-woman/

A woman from Kiski Township has been jailed in Armstrong County after shooting a man she forced out of the car on New Years Eve, Kiski Township police said.

Police said Patricia Kettering-Pierce, 55, of Clarks Hollow Road, shot the man along Edmond Road in Armstrong County around 9.45 p.m. Saturday during an argument over a missing object. Kettering-Pierce fired a shot that hit the man after he got out of the car, police said.

The man, who was not identified by police, walked to a nearby residence and called for help. He was then taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

When police found Kettering-Pierce, officers proceeded to his residence on Clarks Hollow Road, where they found the weapon used in the shooting, police said.

Police also said they found marijuana and methamphetamine inside the residence. When a grenade was found inside the house, the bomb squad of the Allegheny County Police Department was notified and disposed of the grenade after determining it was inert, police said. .

Kettering-Pierce was placed in the Armstrong County Jail on charges of aggravated and common assault, reckless endangerment of another and drug possession offenses. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for January 12 before District Judge James Andring.

Joe Napsha is a writer for Tribune-Review. You can contact Joe at 724-836-5252, jnapsha@triblive.com or via Twitter .


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Former Minnesota priest accused of abuse has died at 72 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/former-minnesota-priest-accused-of-abuse-has-died-at-72/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 21:52:00 +0000 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/former-minnesota-priest-accused-of-abuse-has-died-at-72/

DULUTH – A former Minnesota priest accused of child sexual abuse has died.

Reverend David Tushar, 72, died on December 23 in Las Vegas, where he was living in retirement. Born in Eveleth, Minnesota, Tushar served as a priest in northeastern Minnesota for nearly 35 years before being put on leave in 2019 pending an investigation into allegations of abuse in a precedent. placement.

The allegations were related to his previous service as a Father of the Holy Cross and a Catholic school teacher in Niles, Ill., From 1978 to 1979. After Tushar was found to be “credibly accused” by the Diocese of Duluth in 2019, the case was referred to the Vatican. He was also removed from the ministry and his clergy privileges revoked.

Tushar attended Crosier Seminary in Onamia, the University of Our Lady of Indiana, the Gregorian University of Rome, and the Catholic Theological Union and Loyola University of Chicago. He was ordained a priest for the Congregation of the Holy Cross in 1976.

He served in several communities in Minnesota, including Grand Rapids, Chisholm, Effie, Bigfork, Cloquet, Carlton and Sawyer. He also held several diocesan positions.

A private funeral will be held for Tushar in Carlton and his interment will be in Gilbert Cemetery in Gilbert.

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Lecker named interim editor, market leader Jackson as Miller retires http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/lecker-named-interim-editor-market-leader-jackson-as-miller-retires/ Thu, 30 Dec 2021 09:28:17 +0000 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/lecker-named-interim-editor-market-leader-jackson-as-miller-retires/

Editor-in-Chief Kelly Lecker has been appointed Interim Editor of The Dispatch, and Eugene Jackson, Ohio Vice President of Sales and Marketing for LocalIQ and USA Today Network, will be the market leader in Dispatch Operations in Columbus after Alan D. Miller retired on Monday.

Miller, 62, who announced his retirement in September, will be leaving the newspaper Monday after 37 years in the newsroom, and will take a new position as a journalism professor at Denison University. He was a journalist and editor at various levels before becoming editor in 2015. In that capacity, he was also a market leader in Columbus and regional editor for the 21 newsrooms of USA Today Network in Ohio. .

“The Dispatch media group of websites, newspapers and magazines in Columbus is in good hands with Lecker, Jackson and their teams,” Miller said. “Both are talented leaders who care deeply about the people of Columbus and this region, and the teams they work with are equally dedicated to doing their best for the people of central Ohio.”

Lecker, 49, worked in the newsroom at The Dispatch for almost 18 years as a reporter and editor. She was appointed editor-in-chief in 2020.

Following: Kelly Lecker appointed editor-in-chief of Dispatch

Lecker is a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate who began her career as a journalist in 1994 at the Journal Gazette in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She also worked as a journalist and editor at The Blade in Toledo.

She started with The Dispatch in 2004 as a reporter covering Southeast Ohio. As a journalist, she has won several journalism awards for her work on immigration issues, agriculture and breaking news. And as an editor, she has helped run a newsroom that has won numerous state and national awards, including the Best Ohio Newspaper for Eight Years in a Row by the Associated Press Media Editors. Association.

Lecker has held various editorial positions with The Dispatch including Deputy Editor, Religious Editor, Digital News Editor, Subway Editor, and Deputy Editor. She is a 2020 graduate of Leadership Columbus.

She grew up on a Wisconsin dairy farm on Cheese Factory Road and now lives in the German village with her dog, Fezzik.

“Dispatch’s team of talented journalists take their role as the community watchdog very seriously, and I am honored to lead them as they continue to cover the important issues facing the Greater Columbus and Ohio are facing, ”Lecker said. “Their work has changed lives and we are working harder than ever to tell the stories of all residents. “

Jackson, 41, has 17 years of media experience in a variety of roles, including executive roles. Prior to coming to Columbus in 2021, Jackson was Senior Sales Manager and Regional Market Leader for five USA Today markets in Illinois.

“Eugene is a strong leader who is committed to serving others,” said Allen Jones, regional vice president of ad sales. “He is passionate about the community and brings a forward-thinking approach to the team. We couldn’t ask for a better person to take on this vital role.”

Following: New Vice President of Advertising to Lead Sales Teams at The Dispatch and Northeast Ohio

Prior to working in Illinois, Jackson was senior vice president of advertising and marketing in the Washington, DC area. And earlier, he was regional president and publisher of the Rapid City Journal in South Dakota and the Casper Star Tribune in Wyoming. He was also president and publisher of the Daily Journal in Missouri and director of advertising for the Connecticut Post.

A Virginia Tech graduate, Jackson began his career with the Roanoke Times in Virginia, where he held various advertising executive roles.

Jackson and his wife Holly have three children, Chloe, Gavin and Parker.

“I am thrilled with the opportunity to help run The Columbus Dispatch, especially at this very important time in the company’s history,” Jackson said of his 150th anniversary.

“Columbus has a thriving business climate, and we are a vital part of the Ohio media landscape,” he said. “We have many talented employees and I want to help navigate the future with them side by side. “

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patrol completes post-shipment investigation | Missouri News http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/patrol-completes-post-shipment-investigation-missouri-news/ Tue, 28 Dec 2021 12:28:00 +0000 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/patrol-completes-post-shipment-investigation-missouri-news/

JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri (AP) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has completed an investigation into the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that began after a reporter exposed a flaw in the state’s database.

Patrol Captain John Hotz told the Post-Dispatch on Monday that the results of the investigation had been turned over to Cole County District Attorney Locke Thompson. It is still unclear whether charges will be laid.

Republican Gov. Mike Parson announced the investigation in October after a Post-Dispatch reporter informed the state of a significant data issue that has left educators’ social security numbers vulnerable to public disclosure. The newspaper has suspended publication of an article about the flaw until the state fixes it.

The Post-Dispatch obtained records through an open case request showing that the state’s education commissioner initially planned to thank the newspaper for finding the problem. Instead, the state issued a press release calling the journalist a “hacker.”

Ian Caso, president and editor of Post-Dispatch, said in October that the journalist “had done everything right”.

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Communities received free ride to dispatch police – Sooke News Mirror http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/communities-received-free-ride-to-dispatch-police-sooke-news-mirror/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 21:30:00 +0000 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/communities-received-free-ride-to-dispatch-police-sooke-news-mirror/

Sooke and seven other South Island municipalities complain about the operating costs of E-Comm’s call pickup and dispatch services. These municipalities should be the last to complain; they’ve had a really good deal for years.

Prior to the CRD building the new 911 dispatch center, the eight South Island RCMP detachments were “dispatched by” civilian RCMP dispatchers (augmented by CRD personnel). The cost of operating these services was paid for by the province (70 percent) and the federal government (30 percent) – there was no cost recovery from municipalities. Thus, contrary to the letter from the mayors, they have benefited from “free” shipping services for years, well before 2012.

Meanwhile, municipalities with their own police forces on the lower island (Vic / Esquimalt PD, Saanich, Central Saanich and Oak Bay) paid 100% of their dispatch costs without any provincial or federal support. They signed contracts with E-Comm in 2019 (Esquimalt was included with Victoria) and started paying for these services in March 2019, and have gradually phased out their own dispatch centers.

Now the province expects municipalities served by the RCMP to start paying for this service, which will put them on a level playing field. It seems fair. Why would the eight continue to receive this service for free? Rather, they should be happy to have saved a lot of money over the many years of “free” shipping services and continue to factor those costs into their 2022 budgets.

Under the Police Act, it is the responsibility of municipalities to pay for policing services – it is unfair for the province / federal government to provide dispatch services free of charge to certain municipalities (those served by the RCMP) without doing it for those who have municipal forces. The 2020 financial information statements for the five municipalities with their own forces (the first full year that the 911 center was operational) shows what they paid E-Comm for police dispatch services: Central Saanich ( $ 267,030), Oak Bay ($ 308,134), Saanich ($ 2,004,740), Victoria / Esquimalt ($ 3,502,234).

Sooke and the rest of the RCMP have had a “free ride” on this service for years and now they’re complaining? The five municipalities with their own police services are the ones that should complain.

Colin Nielsen, Member of the Board of Directors

Grumpy Taxpayer $ of Greater Victoria

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Many American Churches Cancel In-Person Christmas Services News http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/many-american-churches-cancel-in-person-christmas-services-news/ Fri, 24 Dec 2021 18:27:00 +0000 http://www.eqmusclerelease.com/many-american-churches-cancel-in-person-christmas-services-news/

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