Daily Archives: March 19, 2013

Regional Economic Area Partnership CEO says he inadvertently forwarded sex e-mail

WICHITA — An otherwise routine e-mail about a state water advisory committee meeting in Hutchinson took a sexy – and shocking – turn when Joe Yager forwarded it.

Yager, CEO of the Regional Economic Area Partnership, forwarded a release from the state water office to members of REAP’s water committee. Yager altered the e-mail before he forwarded it, and he says he didn’t realize it until one of the e-mail recipients alerted him.

The beginning of the e-mail starts off normally and immediately gets racy.

“The Kansas Water Office‘s (KWO) I am an athletic person who loves to have sex. I am looking for some discrete sex on the side with either one or more women. I would also be willing to join a couple for some fun, as long as it is for the ladies pleasure. My name says it all, so maybe we can chat.”

The e-mail gets significantly more salacious as it goes until it abruptly returns to news about the Lower Arkansas Basin advisory committee.

“I feel terrible about it,” Yager says. “I don’t know how it happened. I’m concerned over that.”

He speculates that he inadvertently copied and pasted the sex text while trying to delete it.

“I went back, and I looked, and I had a junk e-mail – spam e-mail – that looked like it was from a friend that I opened,” Yager says. “I had two e-mails open, and I don’t know how it inserted language into the other one.”

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Jack’s North Hi Carryout for auction again

UPDATED — After decades and decades with only a couple of owners, Jack’s North Hi Carryout has been in a fairly constant state of transition for the last decade.

Current operator Austin Herron has hired McCurdy Auction to auction the building across from North High School on April 11.

“He is planning on going back to school,” says Ramona Herron, who bought the building in 2010 for her grandson to run the restaurant. She paid $116,600 for it.

Herron says her grandson is helping her with an ill family member as well.

“He thought, well, he can’t do all three,” she says.

Even before he decided to sell, Ramona Herron says her grandson fielded inquiries from people interested in buying the piece of Wichita history. The restaurant opened in 1951 and was an immediate hit.

“There’s been a lot of people … come in and ask him about it,” Herron says. “A lot of them have tried to get the money but can’t.”

The restaurant has been closed for several days for spring break but is reopening Wednesday.

Herron says her grandson plans to keep the restaurant open until the auction.

And if it doesn’t sell?

“Well, he’ll keep it open until it does.”

Louie’s Coffee Dive replacement at Williams Ace Hardware is under consideration

WICHITA — Raymond Dondlinger is still contemplating what to do with the space that Louie’s Coffee Dive vacated at his family’s Williams Ace Hardware in Goddard.

The coffee shop lasted less than a year.

Dondlinger says he may take over the space or allow someone else to.

“I don’t have a direction as of yet,” he says. “I really do need to find something that fits that Goddard community the best.”

That could be a business such as a coffee shop, a flower shop or even a barber shop.

Dondlinger says he may find a use for it himself.

“I could see myself going further into the retail market somehow,” he says.