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Crusader nights vs. Circle

Week #3 preview: With another starter out for the season, Wellington hopes for success in Circle

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington head coach Tyler Ryan has been a head football coach for six years now – three of those in Wellington. He said in those six More »

Tennis team ranked eighth

Wellington girls tennis team is ranked No. 8 or “others” in Class 4A

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls tennis team is starting to get some statewide attention. The latest Kansas Tennis Association rankings came out and Wellington is listed in the More »

KU Honors Program

Top 10 percent of Sumner County Seniors honored at KU Honors Banquet

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas Honors Program held its annual banquet at the Wellington High School Commons Wednesday evening. Howard Graham, the 2008 Associate Director for Academic Programs Office More »

The video feature of theft

Wellington Police Department has released surveillance video of 2 crimes occurring Thursday

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Police Department has released surveillance video of two crimes that occurred on the same night in Wellington. The videos were released to the local More »

Golf carts at night

Council upholds city ordinance allowing golf cart driving at night; but U-turns and J-turns are disallowed

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — On its second try, the Wellington City Council adopted the 2014 Standard Transportation Ordinance which upholds a city ordinance on golf carts that is not congruent More »

Week #3 preview: With another starter out for the season, Wellington hopes for success in Circle

Crusader nights vs. Circle

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington head coach Tyler Ryan has been a head football coach for six years now – three of those in Wellington. He said in those six years, he never had a player suffer an ACL tear.

Now he has seen two in consecutive weeks.

Austin Dunn

Austin Dunn

The diagnosis came back on Wellington senior running back Austin Dunn’s knee Wednesday and it was an ACL tear much to the chagrin of the Crusader Nation. He is out for the year. This marks the second consecutive week Wellington suffered a huge loss. Andrew Pelkey, a starting linebacker, is out for the season with an ACL tear after the season opener.

You can’t sugar coat this one. This is a blow to the WHS football program. Dunn was the zig to Wellington’s throwing zag. He was a power back and kept the defenses honest thus allowing Trevor Nance to throw more openly to his receivers. He was good for a 3-yard pickup for a first down.

But you know what? That’s football and now Wellington must come up with another plan. 

Wellington girls tennis team is ranked No. 8 or “others” in Class 4A

Tennis team ranked eighth

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls tennis team is starting to get some statewide attention.

The latest Kansas Tennis Association rankings came out and Wellington is listed in the “others” in Class 4A. Remember, individual sports in Class 4A are not divided into two classifications like the team sports of football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball.

Wellington is one of eight teams mentioned in the latest Kansas Tennis Association poll which is heady stuff considering there is about 40 teams in the classification.

The tennis rankings which came out on Monday are as follows: 

Fifth Annual Fall Fest 5K- one mile Fun Run is Oct. 4

2013-Fall-Fest-RunDon’t forget to get signed up for the 5th Annual Fall Fest 5k and 1 mile Fun Run that is happening in Wellington on Saturday, October 4th. The course is the same as previous years and is a scenic route through Wellington. The early registration date to guarantee a shirt is September 24th so make sure and get your entry in soon.

Entries should be turned in at Alison Rusk’s State Farm located at 116 West Lincoln in Wellington. OR You can also sign up online this year at www.enter2run.com. The 2014 brochure is attached to this email.

Only $25 for both races or $20 for the 5k and $10 for the 1 mile before September 24th. Fees will go up after this date, so hurry! 

Patrick Cathers, 51, Wellington: Nov. 25, 1962 – Sept. 16, 2014

Patrick D. Cathers, of Wellington, died following a brief illness on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 in Wichita at the age of 51.

Patrick was born the son of William and Linda (Stangle) Cathers on Sunday, November 25, 1962 in Wichita.

Pat worked at and received services from Futures Unlimited for over 20 years. During this time, he made many friends in the workshop, at his home and with the staff. Pat was the quiet type that preferred standing back and people watching. He will be missed by all those that knew him.

Top 10 percent of Sumner County Seniors honored at KU Honors Banquet

KU Honors Program

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas Honors Program held its annual banquet at the Wellington High School Commons Wednesday evening.

Howard Graham, the 2008 Associate Director for Academic Programs Office of first-year experience at the University of Kansas, was on hand to make the opening remarks. Shelley Hansel was the Mistress of Ceremonies.

Han Wang was the vocalists and Joan Gonzalex was the pianist for the entertainment portion of the event. The list of honorary recipients for Argonia, Belle Plaine, Caldwell, Conway Springs, Oxford, South Haven and Wellington are as follows (full sized pictures can be found here):

ARGONIA HIGH SCHOOL:

Security State Bank has immediate opening for part-time Drive Thru teller

SSB logo basicSecurity State Bank has an immediate opening for a part time teller for our Drive Thru. Roughly 30 hours a week. Cash handling experience preferred!  Please send resume to Lindsey Daugherty at lindsey@securitystbank.com or apply at Security State Bank 101 North Washington Wellington, Kansas 67152. EOE

WHS Daily Bulletin: Thursday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Sept 18., 2014:
Thursday

•Varsity Tennis at Ark City 3 p.m.
•Cross Country at Chaparral 4 p.m.
•C-team Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.
•JV Tennis at WHS 4 p.m.

Friday
• WHS football at Circle 7 p.m.

Saturday
•Varsity Tennis at Kingman 9 p.m.
•Varsity Volleyball at Chaparral 9 p.m.

Thursday’s lunch: Beef and noodles, mashed potatoes, baby carrots, hot roll/jelly, pineapple chunks. 

Wellington police notes: Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, September 17, 2014:

Wellington Police Department has released surveillance video of 2 crimes occurring Thursday

The video feature of theft

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Police Department has released surveillance video of two crimes that occurred on the same night in Wellington.

The videos were released to the local media today in hopes of solving two crimes that occurred Thursday evening and Friday morning.

The first video deals with ATM footage that may or may not be related to the home invasion, assault and robbery of a 26-year-old Wellington man on the 600 South Block of South H (see story here).

The second video concerns a burglary of Soothing Vapors, an electronic cigarette business at the U.S. Post Office in Wellington (see story here). 

Both crimes are unrelated, the WPD said.

The assault/robbery video

Wellington Police Chief  Tracy Heath said this surveillance video came from an ATM machine at Emprise Bank in Wichita at 47th and Broadway Friday morning which was in line with two transactions which took place on a Discover Card that was allegedly stolen from the 26-year-old assaulted somewhere between 11:30 a.m. and midnight.

Council upholds city ordinance allowing golf cart driving at night; but U-turns and J-turns are disallowed

Golf carts at night

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — On its second try, the Wellington City Council adopted the 2014 Standard Transportation Ordinance which upholds a city ordinance on golf carts that is not congruent with Kansas state statute. It also outlawed U-turns and “J-turns” within the Wellington city limits.

Each year, the council adopts a STO, which is a list of traffic laws within the city limits. The golf cart and no U-turn rules are amongst a series of traffic laws adopted by the city council that is to be enforced by the Wellington Police Department.

Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath brought up a revised STO proposal at the first September meeting which included two changes:

1) Disallowing the use of golf cart between sunset and sunrise;

2) Not allowing a driver to make a U-turn within the Wellington business district whether it be at an intersection or in-between an intersection. 

Retirement reception for Wellington Fire Department employee Bill Hellard to be held Friday

Bill Hellard

Bill Hellard

Sumner Newscow report — Wellington Fire Department employee Bill Hellard will be having a retirement party at the Wellington City Public Safety Building on Sept. 19 from 2 to 5 p.m.

There will be a come-and-go reception with cake and refreshments served. For more information contact: 620-326-7443. 

Wellington Crusader Club golf tournament results:

KO_WGC_ColorFancy01Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington High School Crusader Club held its annual golf tournament at the municipal course Sunday. The results are as follows:

Championship flight: 

1. Tyler Ryan, Chad Renn, Kurt Eck, Derek Harrison – 55.

2. Brian Peck, Bill Butts, Chaney Stallbaumer, Jarin McGovern – 58.

3. Brian Buchanan, Larry Roth, Luke Smith, Rick Roitman – 63.

A flight: 

Wellington volleyball team beats Clearwater powerhouse; sweeps double dual in Mulvane

Wellington over Clearwater

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — How big of win was it? Well, historically speaking the Wellington varsity volleyball team has never had much luck with Clearwater. When asked the last time Wellington beat Clearwater in volleyball nobody could really answer the question.

But the new answer is Tuesday night. The Lady Dukes beat Clearwater in Mulvane 17-25, 25-15, 25-23.

Earlier in the day, Wellington beat the host Mulvane 23-25, 25-23, 25-14.

The Crusaders are now 8-4. And that’s another stat worth noting. This may be the first time in years or ever that the Crusaders have a winning record at this juncture of the season.

As always Wellington head volleyball coach was pleased but not completely satisfied.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Wednesday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014:

Wednesday
•KU Honors Banquet. Meal starts at 6:30 p.m.

Thursday
•Varsity Tennis at Ark City 3 p.m.
•Cross Country at Chaparral 4 p.m.
•C-team Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.
•JV Tennis at WHS 4 p.m.

Friday
• WHS football at Circle 7 p.m.

Saturday
•Varsity Tennis at Kingman 9 p.m.
•Varsity Volleyball at Chaparral 9 p.m.

Wednesday’s lunch: Soft chicken taco, tortilla chips/salsa, refried beans, corn, peaches.  

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, September 16, 2014:

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The taking name off the ballot question

poll

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This poll may need a little explaining. The Democrat candidate for the U.S. Senate seat Chad Taylor said he is withdrawing from the race in his bid to unseat Republican incumbent Pat Roberts. Before his withdrawal, the race was a three-way race, with the candidacy of Independent Greg Orman going strong. Secretary of State Kris Kobach, who is a Republican, has refused to take Taylor’s name off the ballot.  Both sides are accusing the other of playing politics. The Republicans are accusing the Democrats of a political ploy to boost Orman and knock Roberts out of office. The Democrats are accusing the Republicans of their attempt to keep Taylor on a ballot as a way to split the vote and get Roberts back in office.

This case is currently in the Kansas Supreme Court. Kobach is stating that Taylor had failed to a statute that requires candidates to declare they are incapable of serving in order to withdraw. Taylor’s attorney says the Secretary of State can’t make that determination.

Should Secretary of State Kris Kobach take Democrat Chad Taylor name off the ballot for U.S. Senator?

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Tammy Sue Putter, 55, Wellington: Oct. 12, 1958 – Sept. 16, 2014

Tammy Sue Putter

Tammy Sue Putter

Tammy Sue Putter, of Wellington, died Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at her home at the age of 55.

Tammy was born the daughter of Sue Jean (Patton) and Vernie Simmons on Sunday, October 12, 1958 in Wellington.

After attending elementary and high school in Wellington, she worked at the Mid-West plant doing sheet metal work. She was later employed at Kennedy Elementary school where she has spent the past 19 years until recently resigning in August of 2014.

On August 25, 1983, Tammy and Larry D. Putter were united in marriage in Gunnison, Colorado. Together they celebrated 31 years of marriage.

Sumner County Court Docket: Sept. 16, 2014 report

Sumner County Court docket use this one

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 complaints 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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WMS tennis dominates; C team volleyball rolls, WHS tennis team finish 2nd at Pratt

sports today fallby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A busy sports Saturday and Monday at Wellington High School and Middle School…

Wellington Middle School tennis:

The Wellington Middle School Girls Tennis Team hosted Haysville Monday.

The Lady Knights dominated their opponent winning 11 – 1.

Winners were:

Sumner County Sheriff’s report: Aug. 18 – Aug. 25, 2014

Sheriff deputy badgeSumner Newscow report — The following are the Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail listings for Sept. 8 to Sept. 15, 2014:

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