first_imgDonald Burton Sr. was not only an employee of the Binghamton Department of Parks and Recreation, but he also was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Donald Burton Sr. was only 40 years old when he was just trying to help people clear the pathways of snow on February 11, 1970. He took his tractor with a snow sweeper on it to clean off the bridge, but his tractor broke through the walkway and he crashed below in the icy waters. He left behind his wife and five children. BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — 50 years after local city employee, Donald Burton Sr., plunged to his death on the Exchange Street Bridge, his family and community honored him with a memorial at the end of the bridge. His son, Donald Burton, says he was a baby when this happened, so he never really got to know his father. He says his mother would tell him stories of his dad.center_img While many may remember this day as a tragedy and feel sorrow when thinking about Burton Sr., his family wants him to be remembered as someone who would always give back, since he was doing just that when he died. “My mother told me the story of every night about the time he would have come home.” Burton paused to take a moment. “I would bounce my crib to the front door and he didn’t come home…you know…”last_img read more

first_imgThe Osijek-Baranja County Tourist Board presented a new tourist promotional film – The Art of Travel, in which the narrator takes us through the tourist story of the Osijek-Baranja County through 04:11 minutes.The new promotional video was recorded in both the English and German versions, and later short videos will be easily extracted from the entire material.ENG versionNJEM version In the meantime, there is no need to worry about it. ”last_img

first_img“Now you’re ready to go, kid,” McMahon said.Step 1 to success. #Bears100— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 8, 2019Headbands are in again.— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) June 8, 2019McMahon, who spent seven years in Chicago and helped the Bears win Super Bowl 20 at the end of the 1985 season, knows from experience the citizens of Chicago will give Trubisky their hearts if he pledges his to the team. Winning games wouldn’t hurt, either. Which Super Bowl ring is Tom Brady’s favorite? ‘The next one’ Related News A.J. Green hopeful to stay with Bengals ‘a couple more years’center_img Jim McMahon has some advice for Mitchell Trubisky.But before speaking Friday during the Bears100 Celebration, a gathering that marked the first meeting between Chicago’s two most recent Pro Bowl quarterbacks, McMahon gifted Trubisky with his trademark headband and sunglasses from his playing days. “This town has always been a Bear town, and it’s always going to be a Bear town,” McMahon said, via the Chicago Tribune . “I think this is a hard-working town, and these fans appreciate hard-working players. And they know who plays hard and who doesn’t. If you play hard for Chicago, they’ll love you. And if you play hard and win, they’ll love you forever.”Trubisky, gearing up for his third year at the helm after being drafted second overall in 2017, has quickly gotten comfortable under center and is looking forward to leading his team’s resurgence after their early exit from the playoffs last season.”I think the two things in Chicago are that you just have to play with a lot of confidence. And then you have to have thick skin,” Trubisky said. “You just have to continue to give it your all, improve your game and put your heart into this and into practices. Love the fans, wins games and they’ll love you back.”last_img read more

first_imgMASON CITY — A Mason City man wanted by authorities has been captured.The Cerro Gordo County Sheriff’s Department says at about 1 o’clock Monday morning, they responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle in the area of the Rockwell Care Center. While en route to the location, deputies came into contact with the suspected vehicle, which was driving northbound on US Highway 65. The suspect drove the vehicle into a field on a property in the 11000 block of Owl Avenue before fleeing on foot.Deputies were called back to the area about three hours later after a witness reported seeing a vehicle flee from the area at a high rate of speed, which was located in a ditch in the area of 200th and Partridge Avenue. A short time later, another call was taken in the 16000 block of 200th involving a suspicious person on the property.Deputies say they arrested 29-year-old Terry Arp of Mason City, who was hiding inside a shed. Arp was charged with trespassing, driving while barred, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating without the owner’s consent, criminal mischief and failure to maintain control. Arp was wanted on outstanding warrants for third-degree theft and driving while barred.Arp is being held in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a total of $14,600 bond.last_img read more

first_img EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE No one could quarrel with Usain Bolt and Elaine Thompson being named Jamaica’s 2016 Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year last Friday. Still, as awards season fades into the distance, I can’t help but wonder how close the decision on the men’s award was. The numbers put up by Olympic 110 metre hurdles champion Omar McLeod just make my head tick. Injuries slowed Bolt in a season when I thought he was really going to speed. When he stumbled at the start, early in the 100m at the Racers Grand Prix, recovered, zoomed past Yohan Blake, Asafa Powell, and South African flash Akani Simbine, and won with something to spare, he looked ready to run really fast. Sadly, injuries made him bob and weave to find enough fitness to get the 100m-200m double done at the Olympics. In a season where records didn’t matter for the tall man, he ran 10.05, 9.98, 9.89, and 9.81 seconds in his four completed meets in the 100m, and in the 200m, he clicked to times of 19.89 in London and 19.78 seconds twice in the Olympics. Those statistics made him the second-fastest 100m man of 2016, by 0.01, and third fastest of the year in the 200m. To conclude an undefeated three-meet indoor campaign, McLeod equalled the world-leading time of 7.41 seconds in winning the World Indoor Championships 60m hurdles title for Jamaica. Outdoors, despite two falls after the National Senior Championships, McLeod was the only man to break 13 seconds in the 110m hurdles. He backed up that 12.98 clocking with the number-two time of the year – 13.01 to win the National Senior Championships – and overall, six of the fastest eight. Bolt had three of the fastest eight times in the 100m and two of the fastest eight in the 200m. Throw in the first sub-10 second 100m clocking by a sprint hurdler and McLeod has a sparkling 2016 portfolio. Perhaps the difference was found in the comparative win-loss ratios. Bolt won all his races while McLeod lost three times in his prime event. That may have been the decider. Sport, like life, isn’t about ‘what ifs’, but I wonder where the award would have gone if McLeod had stayed on his feet in Budapest and Monaco, where he fell and finished them in times under 13 seconds. That’s all stat-nerd speculation. Bolt, McLeod, and Thompson now face the more critical matter of replicating the success of the Olympic year in 2017. The tall man is a past master of rising to the challenge, and you can bet your bottom dollar that he will be ready to roll at the World Championships in London this August. The circumstances are new for Thompson and McLeod. She debuted at the high level with a silver in the 200m at the 2015 Worlds behind Dutch rival Daphne Schippers, but McLeod’s Olympic gold was his first honour in such company. They both can learn from the greatest sprinter of all time and the way he wins, wins, and wins. To be truly great, that’s where they have to aim. – Hubert Lawrence has made notes at track side since 1980.last_img read more