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Garage Sales for this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of March 24-26, 2017. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use More »

Sumner Court Docket: March 24, 2017 report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office. These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County More »

Dr. Leo Oliva comes to Wellington to speak about the courageous women of the Santa Fe Trail

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Dr. Leo Oliva, a former history professor at Fort Hays State University, presented “Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail,” on Saturday, Mar. 18 at the More »

(Update: 3-23-16)The dog Clementine appears to be doing well; Haskin-Ybarra case continued

Update – Thursday, March 23, 2 p.m. — Sumner County District Judge Scott McQuin has continued the case of Kansas v. Eric Haskin-Ybarra until April 6 at 1:30 p.m. upon the request of More »

Logan playing at Wellington Regent Theater this week

This week at the Regent Theater: “Logan” Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Feature film rating: R (for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief More »

Wellington council gives resident more time to deal with her tires; property crime rate rose in 2016

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council gave Kristy Debuhr more time to deal with the hundreds of tires that are stored on her property at 220 N. Haslet More »

Richard Ebersole, 85, Funeral Director of Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs: Nov. 17, 1931 – March 24, 2017

Richard Ebersole

Ebersole, Richard L., 85, longtime Embalmer / Funeral Director and owner of Ebersole Mortuary, Conway Springs, died Friday, March 24, 2017 in Spring View Manor, Conway Springs.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at the United Methodist Church, Conway Springs with interment following in Conway Springs Cemetery.

Richard was born Nov. 17, 1931 to John Olin Ebersole and Mildred (Cline) Ebersole. He graduated from Conway Springs High School with the class of 1950 and continued his education at Phillips University; Kansas University, and later graduated from Wichita University in 1954.

He married W. Jean (Netherton) Flickinger on Aug. 1, 1954. They made their home in Bern, Kansas from 1954 to 1956 where he taught at Bern High School.  Richard attended and graduated valedictorian from the Dallas Institute of Gupton Jones Mortuary School before serving his apprenticeship at the Elliott Mortuary in Hutchinson.  He returned to Dallas Institute in 1958 to join the faculty as an instructor of Microbiology, Pathology and Public Health while also continuing his education at Southern Methodist University.

Garage Sales for this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of March 24-26, 2017. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

Sumner Court Docket: March 24, 2017 report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.

These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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St. Jude’s Episcopal Church holding biscuits and gravy breakfast on March 25

Dr. Leo Oliva comes to Wellington to speak about the courageous women of the Santa Fe Trail

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Dr. Leo Oliva, a former history professor at Fort Hays State University, presented “Women Writers on the Santa Fe Trail,” on Saturday, Mar. 18 at the Wellington Public Library, sponsored by the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society.

Dr. Oliva’s has written many books on the Santa Fe Trail and Kansas Forts. His presentation in Wellington looked at the adventures of remarkable women who wrote stories of their travels on the Santa Fe Trail in 1800s and 1900s.

The Santa Fe Trail, pioneered by William Becknell, opened in 1821 as a trade route from Franklin, Mo. to Independence, Mo. to Santa Fe, N.M. It was a vital commercial highway in its day until the railroad was introduced to the area in 1880. United States soldiers used this route in 1846 as the invasion route of New Mexico during the Mexican-American War.

The following are a list of different women who recorded their adventures during the Santa Fe Trail’s heydays: 

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Wellington Police Department Daily Bulletin: Thursday, March 23, 2017:

State legislature approves Cowley College adding Sumner County trustee

Sumner Newscow report – After unanimous votes by members of the Kansas House and Kansas Senate, House bill 2164 has been sent to Governor Brownback’s desk for his signature into law. The bill allows Cowley College to add one trustee position to the board from Sumner County.

“After passing the half-cent sales tax measure in November, we recognized state law would need modified to grant taxpayer representation from Sumner County on our elected board,” said Dr. Dennis C. Rittle, president of Cowley College. “We appreciate the assistance of Senator Larry Alley and Representatives Anita Judd-Jenkins and Ed Trimmer in advancing a policy that grants one position on the board to a resident of Sumner County.”

Once the bill is signed into law, eligible Sumner County residents can file to run for the board of trustees position. The filing deadline is June 1, 2017, and the general election is Tuesday, November 7, 2017.  Winner of the election would take office on Monday, January 8, 2018, for a two-year term. Subsequent terms of the position would be four years in length.

Provencio sentencing delayed for three weeks

Sylvester Provencio

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sylvester Provencio’s sentencing concerning his guilty plea of an “aggravated indecent solicitation of child” felony has been postponed to April 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Sumner County District Judge Scott McQuin continued the sentencing case during a short hearing today after the defense attorney, who was not present, requested a three-week continuation.

Provencio was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl during a New Years Eve Party on Jan. 1, 2016. He is currently serving a 31-month prison sentence for reckless aggravated battery for an unrelated crime involving an attack of two Caldwell men in August, 2015.

(Update: 3-23-16)The dog Clementine appears to be doing well; Haskin-Ybarra case continued

Update – Thursday, March 23, 2 p.m. — Sumner County District Judge Scott McQuin has continued the case of Kansas v. Eric Haskin-Ybarra until April 6 at 1:30 p.m. upon the request of the defendant at a brief hearing today at the courthouse.

Haskin-Ybarra said he is waiting on a tax refund and surveillance video from the Kansas Turnpike Authority and would like an extra week to decide whether or not he needs a private attorney.

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By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It appears the dog, formerly known as Blu — now named Clementine, is doing well two months after being rescued. The fate of her alleged abuser is still in question.

Eric Haskin-Ybarra

Eric Haskin-Ybarra, born in 1989, of Wellington will be having a court appearance this Thursday at 1:30 p.m. where the judge will decide on a court appointed attorney or if he will hire private legal counsel. Also, future court dates is expected to be discussed.

Haskin-Ybarra has been charged with two felony and three misdemeanor counts for the abuse of “Blu” – a 3-year-old pit bull.  Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer has charged Haskin-Ybarra with the felony of malicious cruelty to an animal as well as robbery. He is also charged with a Class A misdemeanor of cruelty to an animal, and two counts of domestic battery, Class B misdemeanors. 

The suspect has posted bail on a $10,000 bond on Feb. 1 which includes special conditions that he has no contact with the victim of the alleged domestic battery crime.

Meanwhile, Clementine appears to be doing well and is currently in a foster home.

Ruby Shields, 87, Wellington: March 7, 1930 – March 22, 2017

Ruby Shields

Ruby Shields, 87, of Wellington, died Wednesday, March 22, at Botkin Care and Rehab in Wellington.

Cremation has been entrusted to the Shelley Family Funeral Home. Honoring Ruby’s wishes, no services will be held.

Ruby Shields was born March 7, 1930, the daughter of Geather and Vergie (Lockhart) Walker in Kenver, Ky. She was a high school graduate of Anthony, KS. High School.  She was united in marriage with Max Shields on September 5, 1959 in Anthony. Ruby enjoyed her lifelong career as a beautician. She loved to bowl, play cards and bingo, and especially loved to cook.  She had several highly sought after recipes.  She also loved taking care of her grandchildren and the grand dogs. 

Logan playing at Wellington Regent Theater this week

This week at the Regent Theater: “Logan”

Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.

Feature film rating: R (for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity).

Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: It’s 2029. Mutants are gone–or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan is drinking his days away in a hideout on a remote stretch of the Mexican border, picking up petty cash as a driver for hire. His companions in exile are the outcast Caliban and an ailing Professor X, whose singular mind is plagued by worsening seizures.

2017 Aquatic Center Family Season Passes are available at the Rec

Vacancy for Wellington Housing Authority Board has been extended for 15-day period until April 6

Sumner Newscow report — The application period for the vacancy on the Housing Authority Board has been extended for a 15-day period to 5 p.m. on April 6, 2017.  The appointment will be from May 1, 2017  until which the term expires on April 30, 2021.

The care and operation of the Wheat Capital Manor shall be under the control and management of the Housing Authority Board. The Board is authorized to employ an executive director and agents and employees both permanent and temporary: and to delegate to one or more of them such powers or duties as the Authority may require or deem proper. The Housing Authority Board meets on the fourth Tuesdays of each month. Per HUD requirements, one member must be a resident and served by the facility.

Any member appointed to serve a four year term, shall not serve more than two consecutive four-year terms. Adopted July 1, 2014, Any member of the board may be removed by the city manager, at his discretion, for misfeasance, nonfeasance, or malfeasance, but only after he conducts an inquiry into any complaint about a member.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Application period for Board of Zoning Appeals have been extended

Submitted to Sumner Newscow – The application period for the vacancy on the Board of Zoning Appeals has been extended for a 15-day period to 5:00 p.m. on April 6, 2017.  The appointment will be from May 1, 2017  until which the term expires on April 30, 2021.

The Board of Zoning Appeals duty is to hear and decide where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of zoning regulations. The said board shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the mayor, by and with the consent of the governing body.

At least four members of the board shall be residents of the city and the fifth member must be a resident outside the corporate limits, but within the zoning jurisdiction of the city. One member of said board may also be a member from the Planning Commission. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets as needed. As this term expires, the governing body shall appoint a member to this position for a term of four years. Any member appointed to serve a four-year term, shall not serve more than two consecutive four-year terms.

Wellington council gives resident more time to deal with her tires; property crime rate rose in 2016

by James Jordan, Sumner NewscowThe Wellington City Council gave Kristy Debuhr more time to deal with the hundreds of tires that are stored on her property at 220 N. Haslet Street.  She inherited the property and lives there now, but before she moved there someone brought in hundreds of tires and stored them there.

They presented a health hazard as they were mostly exposed to the elements. She has since gathered the tires all into one place, and is still trying to find a way to dispose of the tires. The city landfill charges $3 per tire,  and it would cost her a few thousand dollars to dispose of them that way.

But she has made some progress, and the city gave her until the second meeting of July to give a progress report. She may get another extension at that time.

Debuhr explained that she is a full time student and is taking care of family members, so she does not have the money or the time to do a lot quickly.

“I have tried the best I could. I am doing what I can — cleaning it up as much as I can,” she said.

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And the leaders of the Pig and Cow Contest after week #1 are…

The brackets have been divided in piles. But a clear cut winner has yet to be found.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Over 150 brackets were submitted in the Pig Shack/Sumner Newscow Pig and Cow Bracketbuster Challenge, and we have divided them into piles trying to figure out who might be in the lead after the first two rounds of last week, and those who might up end up with all the money and food.

The winner will win $100 in cash and a $100 gift certificate to great Pig Shack food! Second prize will be a $50 gift certificate to Pig Shack Barbecue and third prize will be a $25 gift certificate.

Currently, there are 11 of you, or less than 10 percent, who have all the Final Four teams correct. Since contestants are rewarded 32 points for picking the eventual national champion and 32 points for getting both finalists correct, that’s where the winners come from.

The key is to have the Final Four intact and the largest point totals in the opening two rounds. So with that in mind, here are the three contestants that we are deeming the leaders after two rounds:

Theresa Sue Kent, 60, Wellington: Sept. 18, 1956 – March 16, 2017

Theresa Kent

Theresa Sue Kent, age 60, loving daughter, mother and grandmother, died Thursday, March 16, 2017 at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.  Through the years, Theresa worked for G.E. at Strother Field for 10 years, owned A Plus Answering Service for several years, and most recently worked at Riverview Manor Nursing Home in Oxford.

Theresa Sue (Wilkerson) Kent was born on September 18, 1956 in Wellington, to Dale M. Wilkerson and Mildred (Pierce) Wilkerson.

Theresa married Thomas Gene Kent on April 26, 1974.  He died in January of 2011.

She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends, raising her dachshunds, cheering on the Denver Broncos and spending time with the residents at the nursing home. She most recently made her home with Norman Morris in Oxford.

Lila Maxine Deffenbaugh, 87, Wellington: Dec. 21, 1929 – March 21, 2017

Lila Maxine Deffenbaugh

 

Lila Maxine Deffenbaugh, 87, of Wellington, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Botkin Health & Rehab in Wellington.

Lila Maxine (Wilson) Deffenbaugh was born on December 21, 1929 in Wildhorse, OK to Lyle Oram Wilson and Lois Belle (Springgate) Wilson.

Lila married Eugene M. Deffenbaugh on November 2, 1947 at the Church of Christ in Wellington.

Lila was preceded in death by her parents; one daughter, Carolyn Ancell; one son, Dave Deffenbaugh; one son in law, Rick Moore; one grandson, Troy Moore; two granddaughters, Gina Ancell and Abby Gail King; one step-granddaughter, Judy Bell Ancell; and one brother Richard Wilson.

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