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Culture Cow: ‘Wu Tang ain’t nothin’ to mess with’

by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — It feels good to say it: Wu Over Everything.  Since I was born in 1995 and my parents didn’t exactly keep up with the rap game, More »

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Friday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017: Friday, October 13, 2017 More »

Post your FREE Garage Sale ads here 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 »

9-year-old boy injured after being struck by vehicle Sunday

Sumner Newscow report — A 9-year-old boy was injured Sunday evening when he was struck by a vehicle in Wellington, according to Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath. Around 6:30 p.m., police and More »

Wellington tennis team places fourth at state tournament in a wild, wild weekend

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the first time since 2010, Wellington finished in the top four of a Class 4A State Tennis Tournament in Pratt this weekend. With five girls More »

Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Argonia was closed by State Bank Commissioner of Kansas

Sumner Newscow report — The Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Argonia was closed by the Office of the State Bank Commissioner of Kansas on Friday due to insolvency. In a statement More »

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Oct. 16. 2017

Wellington Police notes: Monday, October 16, 2017

Culture Cow: ‘Wu Tang ain’t nothin’ to mess with’

by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — It feels good to say it: Wu Over Everything.  Since I was born in 1995 and my parents didn’t exactly keep up with the rap game, the new album, The Saga Continues is my first introduction to the Wu Tang Clan.

The Wu has an incredible history as the world’s best rap group and their new album only furthers their legacy.  For a quick recap about the saga of the Wu, check out HipHopDx’s breakdown this week by clicking the link right here.  Scattered singles by Clan’s individual members drop like firecrackers in a sea of producers and crazy samples.

Wu Tang’s collaborative genius is in full effect this album and while my knowledge of the history of the Clan is limited, this is a great place for younger listeners to come together with the old heads and appreciate the culture.

The album plays like an old Kung-Fu movie where the protagonists rap their opponents into submission instead of using martial arts.  Side note: the RZA

, a founding member of the Wu, wrote an co-pro

duced an excellent Kung-Fu movie called Man with the Iron Fists that everyone should check out.

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Robert Deniro and Michelle Pfeiffer gave spectacular performances in HBO’s The Wizard of Lies.  It’s a biopic about Bernie Madoff told from the perspective of his incarcerated interviews with Diana Henriques, who appears as herself in the film.

The Wizard of Lies looks back at the collapse of history’s biggest Ponzi scheme and how it affected the Madoff family and the millions of his victims.

Many documentaries and biopics tell the tale of how the financial collapse ruined the lives of the bankers and millionaires, but forget that millions and millions of people lost everything in the late 2000’s. 

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Friday, Oct. 13 – Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017:

Friday, October 13, 2017

Daniel Creed, 85, Sumner County resident: Feb. 16, 1932 – Oct. 14, 2017

Daniel Creed

Daniel Weslie Creed, age 85, long time Sumner County resident, died at St. Francis – Harry Hynes Hospice in Wichita, on Saturday evening, October 14, 2017.  He retired after 42 years as a hand fabricator from Boeing. After he retired, he then went to work for USD 353 as a custodian.

Dan was born February 16, 1932 in Rural Anson, KS to Wiley Austin Creed and Dollie Louise (Hare) Creed.  He served in the United States Army from January 9, 1953 – December 8, 1954.

He married Marian E. (Good) Helton on July 2, 1976 in Enid, Okla.

Post your FREE Garage Sale ads here 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 Fire/EMS report log: Oct. 9 – Oct. 15, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Oct. 9 to Oct. 15, 2017 is as follows:

WHS Daily Bulletin: Tomorrow is Twin Day during Homecoming week

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Oct. 16, 2017:

Monday

•State golf at Topeka.

•9th/10th football at Wellington High School vs. Winfield.

•Jostens senior meeting, 9:30 a.m. in auditorium.

Tuesday

•Volleyball at Wellington, 5 p.m.

Thursday

• Jostens during lunch, seniors.

• Pep rally, 2:15 p.m.

• Homecoming parade, 6 p.m.

Friday

WRC to hold monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at 7 a.m.

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Recreation Commission will be holding their monthly board meeting on Tuesday, October 24 at 7 a.m.  The meeting will be located in the WRC Conference Room.

Sumner Sheriff weekly booking: October 9 to October 25, 2017

Editor’s note: The past two week’s Sheriff weekly bookings were unavailable due to a computer crash… The following is the weekly jail bookings for Oct. 9 to Oct. 25, 2017

9-year-old boy injured after being struck by vehicle Sunday

Sumner Newscow report — A 9-year-old boy was injured Sunday evening when he was struck by a vehicle in Wellington, according to Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath.

Around 6:30 p.m., police and emergency responders were called to the 500 block of N. Woodlawn for the report of an accident. A 2004 Hyundai had struck the child.

Few details of the accident and how it occurred have been made public so far. Heath said the driver of the Hyundai was not cited.

The child was transported by Wellington EMS to a hospital in Wichita for further treatment.

Wellington tennis team places fourth at state tournament in a wild, wild weekend

Abby Lowe finished 11th in singles. Her four wins played a key role in Wellington placing fourth. (Special thanks to the WHS Yearbook staff for pictures). 

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the first time since 2010, Wellington finished in the top four of a Class 4A State Tennis Tournament in Pratt this weekend. With five girls in the tournament, Wellington came just one point of placing. But this was a year in which Wellington was competing against tennis powerhouses like Wichita Collegiate, which was in 3A in 2010 and Arkansas City which was in Class 5A at the time.

When it was said and done, all five girls placed. Mekenna Adams finished off an outstanding career by finishing third with her doubles partner Kylie Aufdengarten.

The Rusk sisters – Avery, a senior and Rylee, a freshman – came from way back to finish fifth in the tournament. Abby Lowe placed 11th.

The final tallies had Collegiate winning the state championship with 38 points. Both Ark City and Independence placed with 30 and Wellington had 29. Andover Central, which beat Wellington in the Class 4A Regional the week before, placed a distant fifth at 22.

Wellington head coach Brian Aufdengarten’s prophecy that because the Collegiate regional was so tough and the teams were knocking one another out, proved to affect the standings at state. Both Ark City and Independence had a full team six-team squad going into state.  The full tallies and the points accumulated can be found here.

Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Argonia was closed by State Bank Commissioner of Kansas

Sumner Newscow report — The Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Argonia was closed by the Office of the State Bank Commissioner of Kansas on Friday due to insolvency.

In a statement issued on the Farmers Market State Bank of Argonia websites:

On Friday, October 13, 2017, The Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Argonia, Argonia, KS was closed by the Office of the State Bank Commissioner of Kansas. Subsequently, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) was named Receiver. No advance notice is given to the public when a financial institution is closed.

All deposit accounts have been transferred to Conway Bank, Conway Springs, KS. For more information on Conway Bank, visit us at https://www.conwaybank.net.

The FDIC has assembled useful information regarding your relationship with The Farmers and Merchants State Bank of Argonia. Besides a checking account, you may have Certificates of Deposit, a business checking account, a Social Security direct deposit, and other relationships with the institution.

According to a press release sent to the Cheney Times-Sentinel from the State Bank Commissioner’s office, the two branches of Farmers and Merchants State Bank will reopen Monday as branches of Conway Bank. Normal business hours will apply, and Farmers and Merchants customers will automatically become depositors of Conway Bank.

Mayfield Federated Church presents annual Lord’s Acre Dinner and Auction

Sunday blog: My early life in a diverse society

by Robert Escandon, Sumner Newscow — I was born in 1949 and lived, until age 16, in a district of West London called Southall.  During the Second World War, Britain had given away passports to people from the (then) colonies who wanted to take arms and fight.  After the war, Britain needed lots of manpower to rebuild the country plus there were many people who now carried British Passports.  The end result was an incredible flood of immigration.  Mainly, these were from India plus some from Jamaica and the Caribbean.  There were a “goodly” number of Irish laborers too.

Robert Escandon

Immigrants did what immigrants have always done, and settled in specific areas of the major industrial cities where work was plentiful.  They soon brought over their families and joined the post-war baby boom.  Almost overnight, my home town became densely populated with Indian immigrants.  There were zero attempts, by governments of that time, to spread the immigrants geographically, which would have encouraged at least some blending with British culture.  Instead newcomers flocked to where their relatives already lived so they would feel comfortable, be supported by a familiar culture and where people spoke their native language.

The immigrants worked hard, prospered and soon became the dominant local culture.  This continues to this day.  To walk through my old home-town is to walk through a facsimile of any large city in India.

Escandon’s old home-town in Britain looks more like one in India.

Going to school was an interesting experience.  Half the classrooms were given over to teaching English to the children of newly arrived immigrants.

Wellington girls tennis team finishes 4th at State…

The Wellington High School girls tennis team had a heck of a Class 4A state tournament by finishing fourth place as a team. Wichita Collegiate had 38 points, Ark City 30, Independence 30 and Wellington 29 to wrap up a very exciting two days.

Kylie Aufdengarten and MeKenna Adams finished third in doubles and Avery and Rylee Rusk placed fifth. Singles player Abby Lowe placed 11th. The finish was the best since the program won the state championship in 2010.

We will have the full details of Wellington’s big weekend soon.

Wellington cross country prepares for regional this Saturday; varsity boys finish 5th in league

Chase Pfalzgraf places sixth at AV-CTL DIV meet near Hutchinson.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School Cross Country team is preparing for its most important meet of the season when it heads to El Dorado Lake State Park for the Class 4A Regional.

The cross country meet will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. for the girls and the boys following at 10:40 a.m. Wellington runners will be competing against teams like Labette County, Andale, Andover Central, Arkansas City, Augusta, Clearwater, Coffeyville, El Dorado, Independence, Mulvane, Rose Hill, Circle, Wichita Collegiate, Wichita Trinity and Winfield. Everyone will be running 3.2 miles or a 5K race.

On Thursday, Wellington traveled to Prairie Hills Middle School near Hutchinson to participate in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. III and IV meet.

Wellington would come home with four league medals. Two runners: Mackenzie Heacock and Chase Pfalzgraf were first team All League. Two other runners: Katrina Dvorak and Tyler Brown were second team All League. The varsity boys finished fifth in the AV-CTL.

J.P. Weigand Auction Calendar: Tuesday, Oct. 17 – Tuesday, Nov. 7

Wellington defeats Winfield 14-7 to win district opener…

Chi Barton and Deyton Araujo with tackle in Wellington’s big win over Winfield. (Photo by Eric Rinehart). 

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington returned to district opener winning form with a 14-7 victory over Winfield in another bruising contest with our neighbor to the east.

The win gives Wellington a leg up in the district race but there is still a lot of work that needs to be done as Mulvane destroyed Ulysses 40-14 in the other district game. Mulvane is on tap Friday night.

The big negative for the night is that the stature of quarterback Cade Phelps is unknown after suffering a knee injury in the second quarter. He did not return to the game. Wellington junior Michael Ledbetter played the rest of the contest, guiding the Crusaders despite Wellington head coach Zane Aguilar saying he has had limited practice at the position.

Wellington broke a four-game losing streak against Winfield and earned its first win against its former head football coach Linn Hibbs. Like every game with Winfield, this seemed like a never-ending struggle with the Vikings driving deep late in the game. Wellington would thwart the drive on a fourth-down incompletion at the 32 with 1:25 to play to preserve the win.

Conway Springs open district play with a 26-6 whipping of Garden Plain

Sumner Newscow report — Conway Springs dominated Garden Plain 26-6 and firmly put itself in control of District 10 – that “awful” district which is awfully good.

Conway Springs grabbed an 8-0 lead and held a 14-0 advantage at the half. It was 20-0 after three quarters, before the two teams traded touchdowns in the fourth.

Trenton Jones went on a rampage running for two touchdowns of 80 yards and one for 27. He had 272 yards of rushing for the night, more than Garden Plain’s total offense.

Belle Plaine can’t stop Douglass in district opener

Sumner Newscow report — Belle Plaine could not stop Zack Dressler, who ran for 179 rushing yards and scored six touchdowns as Douglass destroyed Belle Plaine 64-20.

The Bulldogs led 18-6 at the end of the first quarter and held a 58-6 lead at the half. The results can be found here

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