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Council approves initial bond funding for automated trash service, but leaves final say to new council in January

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council took the middle ground on the sanitation issue at its meeting Tuesday. The council has been considering moving to a more automated More »

Gonzalez-Sanchez wishes to appeal 10-year-old murder conviction; hearing set in Sumner Court Nov. 30

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A Sumner County District Court hearing has been set for Oscar Gonzalez-Sanchez, who pled guilty to the 2008 first degree murder of his ex-wife Lauren Amberg More »

Wellington Golf Clubhouse renovation is well underway; target completion date is April

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – In the previous five years, Wellington Golf Director Derek Harrison estimated there were five plans involving a new golf clubhouse. In the end, the WGA decided More »

Dept. Of Homeland Security outlines plans for simulation of bio attack at Chilocco

by Shane Farley and Dakotah Davis, Newscow.net — Abandoned buildings at the former Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma – a few miles south of Ark City – have been chosen for use More »

Post your FREE garage sale ads for this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section More »

J.P. Weigand and Son’s to feature ‘Thank You’ reception with showing of Titanic

Wellington girls ranked No. 7 in preseason KBCA poll; Belle Plaine boys, No. 6; Caldwell boys, No. 9…

Sumner Newscow report — The Kansas Basketball Coaches Association released its preseason polls tonight and three Sumner County teams have graced the top 10 of their respective classifications.

The Wellington girls are ranked No. 7 in the Class 4A Div. 1 girl poll. The Belle Plaine boys are ranked No. 6 in Class 3A and Caldwell is ranked No. 9 in Class 1A Div. II. The full rankings from Class 4A to 1A are as follows:

4A D1-Girls

  1. Bishop Miege
  2. McPherson
  3. KC Piper
  4. Circle
  5. Paola
  6. Labette County
  7. Wellington
  8. Abilene
  9. Hays
  10. Rose Hill 

4A D2-Girls

Black Friday specials on Dish Network and DirecTV at Brian Ast Installations

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, November 21, 2017:

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Council approves initial bond funding for automated trash service, but leaves final say to new council in January

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council took the middle ground on the sanitation issue at its meeting Tuesday. The council has been considering moving to a more automated system that would pick up garbage from the street instead of the alleyways.

After some discussion, the council approved moving forward with the bond issue to finance the project, which also approves the project itself. However, they put off the final vote so a new council will have the opportunity to make the final decision.

Three new council members are set to take office in January. Three current members will remain. At the meeting Tuesday, one of them, Joe Soria asked the council to put off the vote so the new council could decide the issue. The new council members will be the ones having to deal with it, Soria said.

At a forum most of the candidates said they opposed to measure before the election.

Wellington City Council meeting live feed: Nov. 21 meeting…

Gonzalez-Sanchez wishes to appeal 10-year-old murder conviction; hearing set in Sumner Court Nov. 30

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A Sumner County District Court hearing has been set for Oscar Gonzalez-Sanchez, who pled guilty to the 2008 first degree murder of his ex-wife Lauren Amberg Gonzalez of Wellington. He is asking for the right to appeal his conviction and imposed sentence. The hearing has been set for Thursday, Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. in Sumner County District Court.

Gonzalez-Sanchez pled guilty of murdering Amberg-Gonzalez on March 9, 2008 in Wellington and was sentenced to a life in prison. He will be eligible for parole after 20 years in prison in 2028.

Judge William Mott will be presiding over the Nov. 30 hearing and will determine if there is enough evidence for Gonzalez-Sanchez to appeal his conviction to the Kansas State Supreme Court, according to county attorney Kerwin Spencer.

Gonzalez-Sanchez is currently serving his sentence at the Ellsworth Correctional Facility. Mott has ordered his transport to the Sumner County District Courthouse on Nov. 29.

According to his “Notice of Appeal- Out of Time” court document, Gonzalez-Sanchez is claiming his court-appointed attorney at the time, Michael Brown, failed to perfect and complete an appeal on his behalf – nor did he sign any document stating he was not going to appeal. Normally, a defendant has 30 days to file an appeal after a conviction in Kansas. 

Paul Bogart sings to Wellington sixth grade students

Paul Bogart sings at Wellington Middle School.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The sixth grade students at the Wellington Middle School were treated to a special concert on Thursday, November 16.  Paul Bogart, Grammy Nominee for Country Song, Country Album, American Roots Song and Gospel Song this year, performed a few of his favorite songs for the sixth grade students and staff members.  Several of the MTSS groups wrote their very own songs during MTSS time and shared them with Paul.  The students and staff enjoyed the show and the stories Paul shared with them.  The Wellington Middle School would like to give a huge thank you to Paul for taking time out of his schedule to perform for us. What an honor!

Come celebrate Steve and Carol Mericle’s 50th Anniversary

Application process for Wellington City Commission advisory board positions has started

Sumner Newscow report — The governing body asks that anyone interested in being considered for appointment for any of the board or commission positions that expire in April, 2018 submit an Application for City Boards/Commissions by December 31, 2017, to the City Clerk’s Office. The application form is available in the City Clerk’s Office or is available on the City’s website, www.cityofwellington.net, on the Boards and Commissions page. Additional information on the Boards/Commissions is also available on the website.

The City Boards/Commissions that have member terms expiring April 30, 2018 are the following:

Charles Reid, 68, Wellington: March 1, 1949 – Nov. 19, 2017

Charlie Reid

Charles Reid, 68, of Wellington died Sunday, November 19, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Funeral services will be from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m., Saturday, November 25, 2017, at the Mayfield Community Center. Visitation will be Friday from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. A memorial has been established with Ducks Unlimited. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.

Charles Lynn “Charlie” Reid was born on March 1, 1949 in Oklahoma City to Raymond and Flossie (Brown) Goddard. Charlie was raised by Clyde and Lorene Lynch since he was 2 month old. He was a 1967 graduate of Wellington High School. On August 1, 1969 he was united in marriage with Merle Michele Wood in Wellington. Charlie was an auto mechanic who helped people with their cars for over 50 years. He owned and operated shops in Wellington, Wichita, Arkansas City and Derby. Charlie loved to hunt, especially upland game birds. He prided himself on raising and training his own bird dogs, English Pointers and German Shorthairs.

Wellington Golf Clubhouse renovation is well underway; target completion date is April

The Wellington Golf Clubhouse will be cramped space over the next 6 months. But after the wait, it will be worth it.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – In the previous five years, Wellington Golf Director Derek Harrison estimated there were five plans involving a new golf clubhouse. In the end, the WGA decided to move ahead with renovating the current complex. The majority of the renovations will be done through private donation.

The Wellington City Council approved donating $150,000 out of the ADA reserve fund for the construction of the ADA restrooms. This has been funds collected by the city over a five-year period in anticipation of the project.

The construction of the building started November 6. The estimated completion date is around the first of April.

When completed, golfers will see several improvements to the clubhouse including:

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Nov. 20, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Monday, November 20, 2017:

Landfill and compost site will be closed on Nov. 23-24

Sumner Newscow report — Due to the observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday and Friday, November 23-24, the landfill and compost site will be closed.  Refuse collection normally occurring on Thursday will be completed on Friday that week. The Friday commercial recycling collection route will be picked up the following Monday.

Dept. Of Homeland Security outlines plans for simulation of bio attack at Chilocco

by Shane Farley and Dakotah Davis, Newscow.net — Abandoned buildings at the former Chilocco Indian School in Oklahoma – a few miles south of Ark City – have been chosen for use in U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security tests on the ability of biological weapons to penetrate houses and other residential buildings.

The study includes plans for a low level outdoor release of inert chemical and biological simulant materials, according to the Homeland Security website. These releases are scheduled for January or February and June or July of 2018. A total of three releases are planned over a one- to two-week period for each of two buildings.

Dept. of Homeland Security Science and Technology is working with Oklahoma State University’s University Multispectral Laboratories, LLC. on the project.

Public comments on the plan are being accepted now until Dec. 8. You can comment here.

Chilocco’s campus was chosen, according to a 58-page environmental assessment report on the project, because testing materials could be released from a distance with minimal “environmental impact and public exposure.”

Chilocco is also no longer in use and is basically an abandoned town with more than 30 buildings, according to the assessment.

George C. Hitt, 82, Wellington: July 17, 1935 – Nov. 19, 2017

George Hitt

George C. Hitt, 82, retired Lt. Col. Air Force and Project Manager for Battelle, died on Sunday, November 19, 2017.

George was civically minded and active in the many communities he called home through the years. He helped found the Troy, IL Soccer Club, where he coached not only his children, but the community’s. He was on the Wellington Airport board, a member of the Lions organization and local book club. He was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church. All who know him can testify he was a stubborn man with the best heart.

Born July 17, 1935 in Wellington, he was the proud son of Olin and Bernice (Trollope) Hitt.

George is survived by his seven children, who he loved and was proud of every one of them: Elizabeth, Cathy (Jeff Ray), Zachary, Luke (Ibis), Michael, Jeremiah (Susie), and Dakota, 10 grandchildren, and his brother, Ellis (Bev) and sister, Marjorie.

Post your FREE garage sale ads for this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.

Happy bargain hunting!

Wellington Police report this weekend: Friday, Nov. 17 – Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017

Wellington Police report this weekend: Friday, Nov. 17 – Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017:

Friday, November 17, 2017

Harvey Street will be open between Ash and Woodlawn on Wednesday

Sumner Newscow report — Contractors will be able to open Harvey Avenue between Ash and Woodlawn on Wednesday ~ November 22.

Contractors will remain in the project area finishing sidewalks and ramps over the next two weeks.

For more information, please contact the City Street Department at 326-7831.

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