Vermont Jurisdictions Receiving Bulletproof Vest Grants JurisdictionGrant AmountNumber of VestsBarre City$3,549.0012Barre Town$ 227.383Bennington County$ 3,275.0010Bennington Town$ 5,600.0014Brandon Town$ 299.501Brattleboro Town$ 898.503Burlington City$ 3,294.5011Dover Town$ 2,125.007Essex Junction Village$ 1,250.004Hartford Town$ 1,198.004Middlebury Town$ 1,740.004Milton Town$ 2,097.006Montpelier City$ 1,500.005Norwich Town$ 1,500.005Orange County$ 7,815.0020Richmond Town$ 898.503Rutland City$ 4,389.0014Shelburne Town$ 4,492.5015Springfield Town$ 830.493St. Albans City$ 898.503Stowe Town$ 1,230.003Vergennes City$ 3,235.509Vermont (State)$ 5,123.98135Vernon Town$ 2,341.507Williston Town$ 559.002Windsor Town$ 1,488.006Winhall Town$ 4,300.0014Total for Vermont$ 66,200.85323WASHINGTON (WEDNESDAY, Oct. 12) ‘ US Senator Patrick Leahy US Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) announced Wednesday that 27 towns and counties across Vermont have been awarded grants from the US Department of Justice to help purchase bulletproof vests for law enforcement officers. The grants are provided through the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program, which Leahy authored in 1998. The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program has helped to provide nearly one million bulletproof vests to law enforcement officers across the country, including more than 3,000 vests for Vermont officers. The new grants announced by will help offices in Vermont buy more than 320 new vests. ‘Bulletproof vests are saving lives of law enforcement officers across the country,’ said Leahy. ‘They protect those who are on the streets every day helping to keep our communities safe, and the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program has proven its life-saving value.’ The Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Program provides matching federal grants to state and local authorities for the purchase of bulletproof vests. Leahy worked to include in the grant program an all-state minimum formula to ensure that all qualifying state and local jurisdictions would receive at least .5 percent of the total amount of federal funds appropriated in a given year. Over the years Leahy has worked to modify the program for the benefit of grants recipients in other ways as well. He fought to include a matching requirement to ensure that in certain smaller jurisdictions, including certain jurisdictions in Vermont, the federal grant will always amount to 50 percent of the purchase cost. Leahy also worked to include a provision in the program to allow financially struggling jurisdictions to apply for a hardship waiver of the 50 percent match requirement. Leahy has worked to reauthorize the bulletproof vests grant program since its enactment, most recently in 2008. The program is currently authorized through 2012.
IMCA Modifieds – 1. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 671; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 632; 3. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 586; 4. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 569; 5. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 535; 6. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., 508; 7. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 503; 8. Chad Melton, Mineral Wells, Texas, 464; 9. Josh McGaha, Abilene, Texas, 457; 10. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 448; 11. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 432; 12. Spencer Wilson, Queen Creek, Ariz., 411; 13. Brandon Hood, McGregor, Texas, 376; 14. Cody Shoemaker, Decatur, Texas, 367; 15. David Goode Sr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 351; 16. Jeremy Thornton, Tucson, Ariz., 340; 17. Scott Sluka, Casa Grande, Ariz., 334; 18. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 331; 19. Jeff Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 327; 20. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 319.IMCA Late Models – 1. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, 73; 2. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, Iowa, Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, and Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, Iowa, each 65; 5. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa, and Scott Fitzpatrick, Cedar Falls, Iowa, each 64; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, and Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb., both 63; 10. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, and Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, both 62; 12. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 60; 13. Denny Eckrich, Tiffin, Iowa, 59; 14. Nick Marolf, Wilton, Iowa, 57; 15. Curt Martin, Independence, Iowa, 53; 16. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 51; 17. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 50; 18. Jay Johnson (93), West Burlington, Iowa, 46; 19. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 44; 20. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, Iowa, 38.IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 364; 2. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 325; 3. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 294; 4. Jeb Sessums, Burleson, Texas, 262; 5. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 219; 6. Tyler Russell, Abbott, Texas, 218; 7. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, and Jesse “Chip” Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 192; 9. Blake Baccus, Crandall, Texas, 191; 10. Britney Bryant, Granbury, Texas, 181; 11. Austin Mundie, Dallas, Texas, 177; 12. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 163; 13. George White, Fort Worth, Texas, 161; 14. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 159; 15. Tyler Reeser, Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania, 157; 16. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pennsylvania, Dale Wester, Ovilla, Texas, Colby Estes, Mansfield, Texas, and Corby Scherb, Decatur, Texas, each 155; 20. D. J. Estes Jr., Mansfield, Texas, 152.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 675; 2. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 653; 3. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 490; 4. Steve Kihle, Williston, N.D., 452; 5. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 432; 6. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 426; 7. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 417; 8. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, and Tommy Phillips, Abilene, Texas, both 406; 10. Brandon Taylor, Granbury, Texas, 395; 11. Race Fisher, Dove Creek, Colo., 384; 12. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 365; 13. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 353; 14. Tony Hill, Cortez, Colo., 336; 15. Dillon Smith, Hewitt, Texas, 315; 16. Jay Bransom, Burleson, Texas, and Joe Haines, Yuma, Ariz., both 310; 18. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 309; 19. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 301; 20. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 289.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Merle Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 378; 2. Dean Zachrison, Surprise, Ariz., 365; 3. Jason Beshears, Somerton, Ariz., 361; 4. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 359; 5. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, Texas, 293; 6. Jason “Jay” Crowe, Surprise, Ariz., 284; 7. Shawn Miles, Midland, Texas, 282; 8. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 280; 9. Damian Snyder, Copperas Cove, Texas, 279; 10. Joe Vlasity, Glendale, Ariz., and Craig Ebers, Yuma, Ariz., both 256; 12. Brent Wofford, Yuma, Ariz., 251; 13. Ryan Wilkerson, Midland, Texas, 246; 14. Zach Olmstead, Overton, Neb., 230; 15. Scott Jeffery, Yuma, Ariz., 226; 16. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 223; 17. Joseph Peterson, Mesa, Ariz., 219; 18. Ashley E. Hunt, Yuma, Ariz., 206; 19. David Kendall, Peoria, Ariz., 202; 20. Mike Erwin, Yuma, Ariz., 197.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 666; 2. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 625; 3. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 610; 4. Allen Montgomery, White Settlement, Texas, 459; 5. Ronnie Bell, Lorena, Texas, 429; 6. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 400; 7. James Guyton, Moody, Texas, 370; 8. Jeff Toler, Decatur, Texas, 369; 9. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, 359; 10. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 358; 11. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 355; 12. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 312; 13. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 302; 14. Sid Kiphen, Gatesville, Texas, 287; 15. Ronnie Allison, Dallas, Texas, 283; 16. Don Painter, Austin, Texas, 276; 17. Thomas Bennett, Bastrop, Texas, 260; 18. Tyler Bragg, Springtown, Texas, 257; 19. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater, Texas, and Daniel Cavanagh, Hudson Oaks, Texas, both 243.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., 792; 2. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 508; 3. Dale Kunz, Buckeye, Ariz., 491; 4. Kenny Wyman Jr., Avondale, Ariz., 479; 5. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 433; 6. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 401; 7. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 399; 8. Austin Kiefer, Pahrump, Nev., 366; 9. Dale Irby, Buckeye, Ariz., 362; 10. David Harrington, Peoria, Ariz., 353; 11. Adolfo Noriega, Yuma, Ariz., 337; 12. Ron Poe, Phoenix, Ariz., 333; 13. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 311; 14. Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., 309; 15. James Dupre, Yuma, Ariz., 299; 16. Corey Clayton, El Centro, Calif., 262; 17. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., and Joshua Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., both 255; 19. Joe Webb, Yuma, Ariz., 253; 20. Shane DeVolder, Pacifica, Calif., 250.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Julia Childs, Weatherford, Texas, 364; 2. Danny Baggerly, Rio Vista, Texas, 360; 3. Dillon Richards, Beatrice, Neb., 311; 4. Dakota Dees, Weatherford, Texas, 299; 5. Brandon Segura, Weatherford, Texas, 279; 6. James T. Morehead, Cleburne, Texas, 261; 7. Mike Jacobs, Weatherford, Texas, 244; 8. Matthew Barnard, Weatherford, Texas, 221; 9. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 202; 10. Carl Boatright, Azle, Texas, 180; 11. Brandon Wise, Hays, Kan., 179; 12. Matthew Covey, Midlothian, Texas, 176; 13. James Lochabay, Azle, Texas, and Robert Rutledge, Azle, Texas, both 172; 15. David Norquest, York, Neb., 155; 16. Jake Newsom, Sioux City, Iowa, 147; 17. Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb., 144; 18. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 143; 19. Brooke Russell, Hays, Kan., 135; 20. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 118.
Wellington Police notes for Thursday, December 3, 2015â€¢8:17 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block S. Blaine, Wellington.â€¢8:45 a.m. Non-Injury, hit and run accident in the 300 block W. 8th, Wellington involved an unknown vehicle and a fixed object/sign owned by Kansas Department of Transportation.â€¢9:21 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by a known suspect in the 500 block S. H, Wellington.â€¢2:45 p.m. Nickolas W. Brown, 22, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with dog at large.â€¢5:40 p.m. Manda K. Wells, 41, Wellington was issued a notice to appear charged with expired registration and no proof of insurance.â€¢7:52 p.m. Officers investigated a battery in the 1200 block of E Lincoln.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
CLEAR LAKE — Three longtime City of Clear Lake employees, including the city’s public works director and finance director, have chosen to participate in an early retirement program recently approved by the City Council. Public works director Joe Weigel, finance director Linda Nelson and police lieutenant Paul Chizek decided to take advantage of the program that assists eligible employees who wished to retire but couldn’t due to health insurance coverage concerns. City Administrator Scott Flory says in his 19 years as city administrator, there have not been two people more meaningful in that time than Weigel and Nelson. “They’ve had marvelous public service here. Joe’s been here almost 31-and-a-half years I believe, and Linda is pushing nearly 31 years. That kind of public service is really fantastic, so salute them and the careers they’ve had. I think they’ve been exemplary in the work that they’ve done for the community and for our organization, so we’ll have to start the process of course, and it would be difficult to say the least, daunting for sure, to replace all three of these folks.” Flory also commended Chizek for his service to the city’s police department. “Paul Chizek is going to be retiring towards the end of August after 32 years with the department. That is a significant career in law enforcement, and in particular with one department for sure.” To have been eligible for the program, a full-time employee must have been 56 or older and had no less than 25 years of continuous employment with the city. Employees who are 60 years old would be able to remain on the city’s group health insurance plan under a single policy for up to five years but in no case past 65 years old or when they are eligible for Medicare. Employees who retired before turning 60 years old could apply post-retirement accumulated paid leave conversion credits to help pay their health insurance premiums.