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Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: September 16 to September 23

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Sept. 16 to Sept. 23, 2019 weekly jail bookings are as follows More »

Sunday feature: Abby Lowe shares the stage with award-winning musician Carrie Underwood

 by Amber Countryman, Sumner Newscow — Sometimes dreams really do come true. Nineteen-year-old Abby Lowe of Wellington recently had a dream come true. She joined award-winning country music star Carrie Underwood on More »

Clearwater rips off 4 first-quarter touchdowns en route to convincing win

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington’s football season seems to be unraveling. Clearwater blanked the Crusaders 31-7 — dropping Wellington to 0-3. The Crusaders spotted Clearwater four touchdowns in the first More »

5 sporting teams: Talking WHS volleyball, Belle Plaine v-ball, girls golf, WMS scores, and weekend schedule

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five sporting things we saw this week… 1 – Wellington splits in volleyball triangular The Wellington girls volleyball team hosted a triangular on Tuesday and anyone More »

Kacie Brown wears Crusaders jersey in Eddy’s Toyota commercial created by Samson Ledesma

 by Amber Countryman, Sumner Newscow – When the Wichita’s Eddy’s Toyota car dealership in Wichita decided on a football theme for a recent commercial, Kacie Brown knew that she wanted to More »

It – Chapter Two playing at the Wellington Regent this weekend

Playing at Regent: It – Chapter 2. Schedule: Friday 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Students get discount after Crusader football game with a student ID. Ratings: R More »

39-year-old Mulvane man trapped in grain truck has died

Sumner Newscow report — Association Press is reporting that authorities say a 39-year-old man has died after becoming trapped in a grain truck in southern Kansas.

WIBW reports that Sedgwick County deputies say the man was in the back of tractor-trailer that hauls grain and somehow became trapped.

Crews were called to a grain bin near Mulvane Friday afternoon, after reports that a man was not breathing. He was dead at the scene.

Mulvane is about 15 miles (24 kilometers) south of Wichita.

Lange to hold Sumner County Farmstead and Quarter Section auction at 230 S. Broadway, Wellington, Oct. 5

AUCTION Oct 5, 2019 – 158+ ACRES & HOME  

Old homestead on 158 +/- acres. This property includes a well-protected 2148 SF, 3 BR, 1 BA, 1-1/2 story home built in 1926. The home is on a cellar and is on rural water and septic system. It has an 80×70 shed w/loafing barn, milk barn and several other farm outbuildings along with short pens. A small orchard is just south of the home. All this leads to a 24+ acre pasture with pond and this quarter section has approximately 119 tillable acres. Excellent location with quick access to I-35 and 160 Hwy. Wellington School District.

Click here for the full auction flier. 

Wilma Tryon, 96, Wellington: August 2, 1923 – September 21, 2019

Wilma Tryon

Wilma L. Tryon, age 96, loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, died Saturday evening, September 21, 2019 at Wheatlands Health Care Center in Kingman, KS.

Wilma L. (Hutchison) Tryon was born on August 2, 1923 in Wellington, to Charles Craig Hutchison and Hazel Faye (Knox) Hutchison.  She was raised in South Haven, and lived most of her adult life in Wellington.

Wilma married Edwin L. Tryon on October 19, 1947 in South Haven.  He preceded her in death on March 1, 2002.

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: September 16 to September 23

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Sept. 16 to Sept. 23, 2019 weekly jail bookings are as follows

Wellington Fire and EMS weekly log report: September 16 – 22.

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Sept. 16 to Sept. 22, 2019 is as follows: 

Wellington City newsletter – Sept. 20

Sumner Newscow report — The latest City of Wellington newsletter by City Manager Shane Shields was released on Friday. To view the newsletter click here

Sunday feature: Abby Lowe shares the stage with award-winning musician Carrie Underwood

by Amber Countryman, Sumner Newscow — Sometimes dreams really do come true. Nineteen-year-old Abby Lowe of Wellington recently had a dream come true. She joined award-winning country music star Carrie Underwood on stage.

“About a month ago, I submitted a video of me performing the rap to her song, “The Champion,” said Lowe. “Along with it, I submitted an essay about someone who inspired me, my boss, Tom Phipps.”

Lowe has worked for Phipps’ Farm Produce, located at the Belle Plaine Y intersection, for the past five years. The produce farm has been established for over 50 years. Her mother, Jayme Lowe, also works there when she’s not teaching kindergarten at Washington Elementary.

Carrie Underwood (right) standing by THE Abby Lowe.

“He was excited for me,” Lowe said. “He didn’t know that I wrote about him until I found out I won the contest and then told him. We have a really special bond.”

Lowe said that Phipps is a champion to her.

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Don Rager, 94, Wellington: January 24, 1925 – September 19, 2019

Don Rager

Don Edward Rager, a Wellington resident for 54 years and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather died on Thursday, September 19, 2019, at Ascension Via Christi – St. Francis in Wichita at the age of 94.

Don was born the son of Arthur Wayne and Selena Rachel (Kyles) Rager on Saturday, January 24, 1925, on a farm four miles south of Gordon, Nebraska. It was here that Don was raised by his mother after his father died when he was only 1 1/2 years old. His mother continued the family farming business using their six horses. Don helped on the farm and attended a country school through the eighth grade and then high school in Gordon, graduating in 1941. During this time, Don and his family were members of the Presbyterian Church.

Caldwell takes control of SCBL; Oxford is victorious

Sumner Newscow report — Caldwell has taken control of the South-Central Border League, Oxford gets a big win, Argonia-Attica loses, and South Haven falls in the fourth quarter:

Caldwell 56 Cedar Vale-Dexter 28

Caldwell would win by four touchdowns. But there for a while, it was a bit intense. Both 3-0 teams were knotted at 22-22 at the half.

In fact, the Spartans led for most of the first half. It took a 16-6 lead early in the second on a Clayton Henderson 18-yard pass to Cole Criss. It would add another touchdown in the quarter to lead 22-14. But before the half, Caleb Noyes connected for 17 yards to Trey Strnad to tie the game. 

CPL Roundup: Belle Plaine keeps winning, Conway Springs back on track

Sumner Newscow report —The Belle Plaine Dragons are 3-0 for the first time in like… forever!

Unlike the first two games, this one wasn’t close as Belle Plaine completely destroyed Wichita Independent 66-0.

Belle Plaine was up 25-0 at the 3:11 mark of the first quarter. It was 38-0 at the half. By the fourth quarter, the Dragons led 59-0 en route to an easy win. The Dragons have yet to be scored upon.

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Conway Springs rebounded from its week #2 loss to Cheney by beating Kingman. But the Eagles were in front for a while. It took a 7-0 lead in the first. After Conway Springs scored on a Collin Koester 42 yard run, Kingman hit a 32-yard field goal to lead 10-6.

The Cardinals then recovered a fumble that led to a score in the second quarter . In the second half, Conway Springs would outscore Kingman 21-0. The stats can be found here: Conway Springs – Box Score Report – 9_21_2019

Friday night Sumner Newscow scoreboard:

Clearwater 31 Wellington 7

Oxford 46 Flinthills 34

Norwich 44 South Haven 20

Caldwell 56 Cedar Vale-Dexter 28

Pratt Skyline 42 Argonia/Attica 20

Belle Plaine 66 Wichita Independent 0

Conway Springs 31 Kingman 10

Andale 63 Rose Hill 0

Buhler 35 Augusta 21

Udall 20 Central Burden 0

Cheney 70 Chaparral 0

Winfield 59 Circle 0.

Clearwater rips off 4 first-quarter touchdowns en route to convincing win

Tanner Cash was a one-man wrecking crew against Wellington. (Photo by Brittney Bentz).

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington’s football season seems to be unraveling. Clearwater blanked the Crusaders 31-7 — dropping Wellington to 0-3.

The Crusaders spotted Clearwater four touchdowns in the first quarter that was both frustrating and a bit shocking. Wellington and Clearwater were considered even opponents going into the contest.

Traditionally, Wellington has had the upper hand in this series. Even in the 2010s where the victories have not come as frequently as in decades’ past, Wellington has dominated Clearwater.

Not tonight. Clearwater would outproduce Wellington 251 to 51 yards – nearly a 5 to 1 margin. It led at half-time 31-0 and Wellington never scored until 24 seconds left in the game on a Berkley Wright 15-yard pass to Silas Popplewell.

Live twitter feed: Wellington-Clearwater football game, live county scoring updates


5 sporting teams: Talking WHS volleyball, Belle Plaine v-ball, girls golf, WMS scores, and weekend schedule

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five sporting things we saw this week…

1 – Wellington splits in volleyball triangular

The Wellington girls volleyball team hosted a triangular on Tuesday and anyone who went saw three of the most evenly-matched and highly-competitive teams on the court.

All three varsity matches went into three sets against Winfield and Wichita Collegiate. And when the shouting was over, all three teams were 1-1. Wellington would beat Collegiate 24-26, 25-17, 25-23. Collegiate then beat Winfield 25-16, 14-25, 25-16. Winfield then went home winning the final match 25-16, 23-25, 26-24. The evening ended at 9:30 p.m. Rarely do triangulars last past 8 p.m.

For Wellington, the Winfield match was as frustrating as the match with Collegiate was exhilarating. Wellington lost the first set of the day on a tight 26-24 match, but dominated the second. Wellington secured victory against the Spartans in the final frame by scoring the last three points.

2019 Wellington High School Duchess candidates announced today

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington 2019 Duchess candidates were announced today at the high school. They are pictured, from left:

Emberly Gonzalez

Jennifer Jensen

Elise LeGrand

Jordyn Young

Kylie Aufdengarten.

Wellington’s homecoming will be Oct. 4. The crowning will be at halftime of the Rose Hill football game. 

Roberta Suhler, 84, Oxford: March 19, 1935 – September 18, 2019

Roberta Suhler

Roberta Suhler, 84, of Oxford, died, Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at the Joy Home in Oxford.

Funeral Services will be held on at 11 a.m., Monday, September 23, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield. No visitation is scheduled. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Haven.  Memorials have been established with the Trinity Lutheran Church in Winfield and St. Paul Lutheran in Haven. Contributions can be left with the Oxford Funeral Home, P.O. Box 123, Oxford, 67119. To leave an online condolence please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.

Kacie Brown wears Crusaders jersey in Eddy’s Toyota commercial created by Samson Ledesma

by Amber Countryman, Sumner Newscow – When the Wichita’s Eddy’s Toyota car dealership in Wichita decided on a football theme for a recent commercial, Kacie Brown knew that she wanted to highlight her hometown of Wellington. Recently, Brown, who is the chief marketing officer for Brandon Steven’s businesses, was seen sporting a Crusader football jersey in the dealership’s latest commercial.

“It’s important to remember your roots and give credit where credit is due,” Brown said.

Brown contacted Samson Ledesma of Salty Media House in Wellington, who turned her idea into reality. When a football jersey was needed for the commercial, Brown chose to represent her hometown, and the red and white matched perfectly with Toyota.

It – Chapter Two playing at the Wellington Regent this weekend

Playing at Regent: It – Chapter 2.

Schedule: Friday 7 and 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Students get discount after Crusader football game with a student ID.

Ratings: R (for disturbing violent content and bloody images throughout, pervasive language, and some crude sexual material)

Coming next week: 

Cedar Vale-Dexter vs. Caldwell lead a slate of Sumner County week #3 contests

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is week #3 in Kansas High School football. Here are the games on tap here in Sumner County:

All games are Friday at 7 p.m.

Cedar Vale-Dexter (2-0) at Caldwell (2-0).

This is clearly a big game in the South-Central Border League. Both teams come in undefeated and have not been challenged. Caldwell has won both of its game early, beating both South Haven and Flinthills 52-6. CV-Dexter has overwhelmed its opponents: Altoona-Midway 50-0 and South Haven 66-20. Both games were at home.

This could be a barn-burner or maybe not. Last year, Caldwell overwhelmed CV-Dexter 58-0 on the road. Has the gap narrowed that much in a year especially with Caldwell at home?

Argonia-Attica (1-1) at Pratt Skyline (2-0)

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