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Wellington school board roundup: April 12 meeting

Sumner Newscow report — The following is the Wellington school board summary for April 12th held at Eisenhower Elementary. The summary was put together by Shelby Metcalf, Wellington USD 353 communications director: More »

Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is April 17… Post your FREE ads here

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is Saturday, April 17. And the world needs to know you are having one. Please put your first and last name More »

Chaos Walking playing at the Wellington Regent this weekend

Playing at the Wellington Regent this weekend: Chaos Walking. Thursday and Friday: 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday: 2 and 7 p.m. More »

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The minimum wage question

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Sports news update: WHS baseball, softball, track, tennis, golf, WMS golf, WMS boys tennis

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here are the latest Wellington and Middle School sports teams happenings: WHS GIRLS SOFTBALL Current record: 5-3. The latest: Wellington is currently on a four-game winning More »

Sumner County legislators address unemployment, education, taxes and elections at legislative coffee

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Unemployment claims and education were the main topics for Sumner County legislators who met with the public at the No. 7 Coffeehouse in Wellington, Tuesday. The More »

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, April 15, 2021

Wellington school board roundup: April 12 meeting

Sumner Newscow report — The following is the Wellington school board summary for April 12th held at Eisenhower Elementary. The summary was put together by Shelby Metcalf, Wellington USD 353 communications director:

Discussion Items

• Eisenhower Presentation

Eisenhower Principal Cherity Elder updated the board on all the happenings at Eisenhower Elementary. She recognized the staff at Eisenhower and talked about the family atmosphere at their school. She invited the Eisenhower staff in attendance to introduce themselves. A video was shown that portrayed a typical day in the life of an Eisenhower student. Mrs. Elder and the staff answered questions from the BOE as well as spoke about their character education program and the upcoming color run.

• Communication Matrix

Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is April 17… Post your FREE ads here

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is Saturday, April 17. And the world needs to know you are having one. Please put your first and last name when submitting and put your e-mail and phone number in case I need to get a  hold of you.

Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section below. We will remind the shopping troops periodically throughout the week about your sale. We will be piecing together a digital map including the addresses on the Friday before the event on this site. There will be hard copies of the map supplied at the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce building at Memorial Auditorium. 

If you are having trouble posting, e-mail us at sumnernewscow@gmail.com or call Tracy McCue at 620-326-0717.

Happy bargain hunting!

Robotic Challenge and Career Fair to be held at Sumner Campus

Sumner Newscow report — Area middle schoolers will take part in Sumner County’s first-ever Robotic Challenge. The Robotic Challenge will take place Saturday, April 24 from 1-3 p.m. at Cowley College’s Sumner Campus in Wellington, KS.

Along with the Robotic Challenge, a Career Fair will be held featuring career offerings in Career and Technical Education (CTE), Agriculture, and Allied Health. The Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The CTE portion will be held in the rooms inside the Technology Building, Allied Health will be held upstairs in the Short General Education Center, while the Robotic Challenge will take place behind the Sumner Campus Technology Building.

Chaos Walking playing at the Wellington Regent this weekend

Playing at the Wellington Regent this weekend: Chaos Walking.

Thursday and Friday: 7 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday: 2 and 7 p.m.

Help wanted: Sumner County Construction I-II-III Road and Bridge

Help wanted: Sumner County Construction I-II-III – Road & Bridge

$9.19 – $22.08 per hour Non-exempt

High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Must obtain and maintain a valid class “A” Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) months of employment.  2-5 years of construction and /or road maintenance work experience required or a comparable combination of education and experience. Much of the work is done outdoors in adverse weather conditions.  Successful applicant will be drug tested.

Apply online at www.ksgovjobs.com  Applications close 04/25/2021.  Job description available, contact Sumner County Clerk’s Office, ph 620 326 3395. EOE

Help wanted: Forman (Motor pool) – Sumner Road and Bridge Department

Help wanted: Foreman (Motor pool)- Sumner County Road & Bridge Dept.

Pay range $14.81 – $24.32 per hour non-exempt

HS diploma or GED and valid Ks Class A CDL.  8yrs experience or equivalent education and experience.  Position supervises personnel and implements work schedules.  Skills in supervision, communication and organization.

Apply online at www.ksgovjobs.com  Applications close  05/02/2021 Job Description available, contact Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington, Rm 101, Wellington Ks 67152, ph 620-326-3395  EOE

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The minimum wage question

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you think we should raise the hourly minimum wage in Kansas, currently at $7.25?

  • Yes, but maybe just to $10. (51%, 251 Votes)
  • Yes, to the proposed $15. (22%, 109 Votes)
  • No, it should remain the same. (20%, 98 Votes)
  • We should not have a minimum wage. That's socialism. (7%, 35 Votes)

Total Voters: 493

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Sports news update: WHS baseball, softball, track, tennis, golf, WMS golf, WMS boys tennis

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here are the latest Wellington and Middle School sports teams happenings:

WHS GIRLS SOFTBALL

Current record: 5-3.

Crusader logo for article.The latest: Wellington is currently on a four-game winning streak after going into Buhler and destroying the Maroon Crusaders on Monday.

Wellington would beat Buhler 14-0 in a five-inning run-rule game in the first game. The Lady Dukes would follow that up with a 21-2 victory in three innings.

Madison Baker was the winning pitcher in game one, allowing three hits, one walk while striking out seven.

In the second game, Heidi Gulick in three innings pitched allowed three hits, two runs, and two walks, while striking out three.

The line score for Monday’s doubleheader:

Jalen Chance and Jason Boyd graduate from the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center

Jalen Chance (Courtesy Susan’s photo)

Jason Boyd

Sumner Newscow report — Twenty-three new law enforcement officers, including two from Sumner County, graduated from the Kansas Law Enforcement Traning Center on April 9 at a ceremony held at the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center in Hutchinson.

Jalen Chance of the Wellington Police Department and Jason Boyd of the Conway Springs Police Department graduated on Friday. Boyd was the graduating class president.

Graduates receive certificates of course completion from KLETC and Kansas law enforcement certification from the Kansas Commission on Peace Officers’ Standards and Training, the state’s law enforcement licensing authority. The training course fulfills the state requirement for law enforcement training. Classroom lectures and hands-on applications help train officers to solve the increasingly complex problems they face in the line of duty.

Wellington Police Department offering reward for information on stolen catalytic converters

Sumner Newscow report — Wellington Police is offering a reward for information leading to the identity of the person or person(s) responsible for the recent rash of catalytic converter thefts occurring in/around Wellington.  Since January 2021, the WPD has investigated seven reports of converter thefts from various businesses around Wellington.

Catalytic converters are part of a vehicle’s exhaust system and are located underneath the vehicle by the muffler.  Because of their copper and metal content, their lack of identifying marks, thieves can unbolt or cut off the converters in a matter of minutes.  The converters are then sold to individuals and/or metal recyclers.

Should you have any information regarding these crimes, submit an anonymous tip to the Wellington Police Department at 620-326-3331 and/or the Wellington/Sumner County Crimestoppers program at 1-800-222-TIPS or P3tips.com. 

Sumner County legislators address unemployment, education, taxes and elections at legislative coffee

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Unemployment claims and education were the main topics for Sumner County legislators who met with the public at the No. 7 Coffeehouse in Wellington, Tuesday.

The group of four, 116th Rep. Kyle Hoffman, 80th District Rep. Bill Rhiley, 79th District Cheryl Helmer, and 32nd District State Sen. Larry Alley were there to answer questions. They also met in Conway Springs.

Partly because of a lot of fraudulent claims, and partly because of virus-related job loss, the state’s system has been overloaded. There are thousands of people who cannot get checks and cannot get in touch with anyone.

Hoffman was on the commerce committee that worked on the problem. He blamed both the Department of Labor and Governor Laura Kelley for not being more transparent with the issues.

“This has been a disaster and a total lack of leadership,” Hoffman said of the unemployment issues.

Come to the Wichita Flea Market on April 17-18

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Deitrek Gill named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Deitrek Gill

Deitrek Gill at the Wellington Invitational last week.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This week’s Big Cheese Athlete of the Week is Deitrek Gill, a Wellington High School junior for the boys’ golf team.

The Wellington golf team opened its promising season with two tournament victories last week. On April 5, Wellington traveled to Crestview Country Club where Gill won the tournament individually by shooting a 71 — one under par at the course in Andover.

Then on his home course in Wellington the following Thursday, Gill would shoot a 72, two-over-par as the No. 1 individual. He helped Wellington win its second tournament against 11 other schools.

For his effort, Gill receives a large delicious Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington.

Celebrate Mom by giving her a gift at The Gold Corner

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, April 12, 2021

Wellington Police notes: Monday, April 12, 2021

Wellington mom and small business owner Kassandra Hurley generates new ‘Book-It’ program

by Pam Strader, Sumner NewsCow — Dr. Seuss had a popular quote: “The more that you read the more things you will know, the more that you learn, the more places you will go.” 

Kassandra Hurley

What started as an encouragement to her own children to read more, has led Kassandra Hurley of Wellington to share her version of the Book-It Program known as Kreations Reading Program with other parents, teachers, friends, and neighbors.  

Kassandra, using the profits from her business Kreations by Kass, to purchase certificates and rewards for the Kreations Reading Program from local businesses in Sumner County.   All children are encouraged to participate. Rewards are available to those who are not in the local Sumner County Area.   

Several teachers in the Wellington and Argonia area are participating in the program via their classrooms.  The enrollment process is simple.  A log of books read is submitted to Kassandra on or before the 3rd of each month. 

The number of books to be read to achieve a reward is based on age and grade.    Previous rewards have been custom t-shirts, gift certificates and movie passes.   Moving forward Kassandra plans to add in other rewards working with other Sumner County businesses. 

Wellington Fire/EMS Department weekly log: April 5 – April 11, 2021

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for April 5 to April 11, 2021 is as follows:  

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