first_imgUniversity of Vermont,A gift from James Edward “Ted” and Danielle “Dani” Virtue of Rye, New York, will fund construction of a new synthetic turf field on the campus of the University of Vermont. Virtue Field, as the new facility will be called, will serve as the home for the UVM men’s and women’s lacrosse and men’s and women’s soccer teams and will also be used for campus recreation activities. It is the first phase of a planned stadium project that will include grandstand seating for 3,000 spectators, game-day locker rooms, public restrooms, concessions, and storage space.”The generosity and commitment of the Virtue family to our athletic program is truly remarkable,” said Dr. Robert Corran, UVM associate vice president and director of athletics. “I cannot overstate the impact this project will have on our lacrosse and soccer programs, and indeed the entire campus community. Our coaches and student-athletes are more than excited to see this project come to fruition, and I am thrilled to join them in extending our most sincere thanks and appreciation.”The new field is located next to Moulton Winder Field and UVM’s new outdoor track facility slated for completion in approximately three weeks. Phase one of construction, which began in early August, includes the field installation, perimeter fencing, temporary seating, and a scoreboard. Completion is expected by the end of October, weather permitting. The UVM men’s and women’s lacrosse teams will play their 2012 home games at Virtue Field.”We are tremendously grateful to the Virtue family for this generous gift, which allows us to proceed immediately with construction of an impressive new addition to UVM’s athletics facilities,” said O. Richard Bundy, III, UVM vice president for Development and Alumni Relations, which oversees fundraising for the university. “By elevating our competition space for lacrosse and soccer so dramatically, Virtue Field is a powerful and visible example of the significant impact that private giving can have on the quality of the student experience at UVM.”The 127×87-yard surface will be made of Revolution fiber manufactured by FieldTurf, which the company says is the most durable of its kind. A patented FieldTurf infill formula ensures player safety and is one of the most player-friendly surfaces on the market.”We could not be more excited for UVM and the Catamount administration,” said FieldTurf President Eric Daliere. “We take great pride that UVM has put their trust in our product and our company. We look forward to providing our innovative turf system in Virtue Field. The student-athletes will truly enjoy competing on this surface for many years to come.”The UVM Athletic Department is currently raising funds for the second phase of the project. Alumni and supporters of UVM Athletics are encouraged to contact Pat McBride, senior director of major gifts for UVM Athletics, at 802-656-7720 if they are interested in contributing to the project.last_img read more


first_imgLittle Richard has died at the age of 87. He was the founding father of rock and roll.According to reports he died at his Tennessee home on Saturday.Little Richard’s bass guitarist, Charles Glenn, told TMZ he had been ill for two months.Richard’s son, Danny Penniman, confirmed his death to Rolling Stone , but said the cause was unknown.last_img


first_imgEdsel KingEdsel Lee King, of Wellington, died Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013 at the Kansas Veterans Home in Winfield at the age of 87.Edsel was born the son of John and Nora (Lawder) King on Tuesday, March 9, 1926 in Liberal.On August 18, 1946, Edsel and Carole Leaming were united in marriage in Liberal. Together they celebrated 63 years of marriage.He was a faithful member of the First Christian Church in Wellington where he had served as an Elder. Edsel also belonged to the Masonic Lodge where he was a York Rite Mason and Master Mason. He was a past Worthy Patron with the Order of the Eastern Star. He was also a past commander of the Wellington Wheatwackers and a member of the Midian Shrine in Wichita. He drove a hospital van through the Shrine organization to transport children to Missouri.  Edsel proudly served during World War II in the United States Navy. He later belonged to the American Legion Tom Schwinn Post No. 90 in Wellington. In his free time, Edsel enjoyed tinkering around with various handyman projects. He also loved to go camping and fishing. Edsel was proud of his 33 year career as a Soil and Water Conservationist. He later sold real estate for several years and retired in 1981.Survivors include his daughters: Sandra  King of Wellington and Carolyn Cauthon (Rick) of North Richland Hills, Texas, sons; John  King (Barbara) of Orlando, Florida, and Denis King (Susan) of Chicago, Illinois, sister; Bessie L. Strickland of Tulsa, Oklahoma, grandchildren; Eric Heckart of Wichita, Michelle Trimble (Ray) of St. Peters, Missouri, Philip Cauthon (Sarah) of Lawrence, Susanne Forbes (Cory) of Iowa City, Iowa, Brian King (Kirsten) of Winter Park, Florida, Tony King (Kelly) of Orlando, Florida, Scott King (Krista) of Tampa, Florida, Jason Cotner of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, great-grandchildren; Anthony Heckart, Lorna Trimble, Corrina Trimble, Marty Trimble, Travis Trimble, Alexander Cauthon, Owen Forbes, Quinn Forbes, Madison King, Tate King, Spencer King, Carson King,  Eli King and Sadie CotnerHe was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brother Donald D. King, infant brother William A. King, sister Joyce Ann Cain and a granddaughter, Susan Heckart.Visitation will be held at the Day Funeral Home from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 20, 2013 with the family present from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.Funeral services for Edsel will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013 at the First Christian Church, 123 West 9th Street, Wellington.Interment will follow at the Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington.Memorials have been established in his loving memory with the Wellington Masonic Lodge No. 150 AF&AM or the First Christian Church. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.last_img read more