Riverside County supervisors have approved an aggregate $1.79 million in expenditures for a project to clear the Salton Sea north marina of dirt and debris to make the channel usable again by boaters who dock at the North Shore Beach & Yacht Club, the KESQ News Channel 3 reports.On a 4-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors established the budget for the North Marina Dredging Project and signed off on professional services agreements tied to the enterprise.The first phase will involve environmental studies conducted by La Quinta-based Dudek, whose biologists and technicians will analyze the effects of dredging on marine life, the impact of returning some of the water siphoned out of the sea during cleanup and water quality issues that could arise during and after the project.Dudek’s work will cost about $141,000 and should begin in September.According to KESQ News, it is expected that 17,000 cubic yards of muck will need to be suctioned out of the marina, covering about a 6.5-acre space.
Ed Elsass, of Wellington, died on Monday, June 2, 2014 at his home in Wellington at the age of 50.Ed ElsassEd was born the son of Stew and Nancee (McGee) Elsass on Tuesday, June 25, 1963 in Wichita. His mother preceded him in death.On Friday, August 30, 1985, Ed and Carol (Lawless) were united in marriage in Mulvane. Together they celebrated 28 years of marriage.Ed was a corrections officer for the Sumner County Detention Center in Wellington.Â Survivors include his wife, Carol Elsass of Wellington; daughter, Shanonn Sharpe and her husband Tyler of Yukon, Oklahoma; son, Benjaminn Elsass and his wife Jeanette of Wellington; father and stepmother, Stew and Marilyn Elsass of Springfield, Missouri; sister, Susann Elsass of Florence, Alabama; stepsisters, Cathy DiFilippo and her husband Tony of Nixa, Missouri and Sarah Truitt of Springfield, Missouri.Memorial services for Ed will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Church of Christ in Wellington.Memorials have been established in his loving memory to the Ed Elsass Memorial Fund, American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. 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.
One bandit was on Friday shot dead while another was injured after they attempted to rob the Zhon Chang Chinese Restaurant at Tuschen Housing Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE).The identities of the two bandits were not immediately available but Guyana Times understands that after being shot, they were taken to the Leonora Hospital where one of them was pronounced dead on arrival.Based on information received, the two bandits, who were armed with handguns, stormed the Chinese restaurant but the owner of the building, who resides in the upper flat, realised what was happening and opened fire on the two masked gunmen.Guyana Times understands that the Chinese nationals have been renting the lower flat of the building for quite some time. When contacted, Divisional Commander Simon Mc Bean confirmed that two men were shot during the commissioning of a robbery and were taken to the hospital and could not provide further information at the time.Investigations are ongoing.