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Safehomes holidays 2014 feature

Safe Homes, CountryMart and Sumner, Cowley Farm Bureaus give away 30 Thanksgiving meals

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — This year, Safe Homes, CountryMart and the Sumner and Cowley County Farm Bureaus are thankful for the opportunity to give 30 families a proper Thanksgiving meal for More »

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Car chase that started in Sumner County ends in fatality of Udall man

By Shane Farley, Newscow.net — One person was killed and three others were injured Saturday when a police pursuit – that began in Sumner County – ended with a car crash in More »

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Five thoughts: Downtown restaurants, Veteran’s Memorial, Roundabout, cremation and Quinn

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014… 1. Downtown restaurants…  With the opening of Rocco’s Restaurant, in the former Lunchbox location, Monday, I’ve noticed an More »

Help wanted: Public Health Supervisor- Sumner County Health Department

Public Health Supervisor-Sumner County Health Department

Pay Level 11

Public Health Supervisor position open. Must be licensed RN in the State of Kansas with 2 years of public health experience required. Some overtime may be required. Candidate must have valid Kansas Driver’s license and reliable transportation; pass drug screen and criminal background check.

Apply online at www.HRePartners.com Applications close 12/01/14. Complete job description available, contact the Sumner Co. Clerk’s Office, ph 620-326-3395 EOE

Kansas Star Casino to build meeting and equestian center scheduled to open in mid-December

Kansas Star CasinoSumner Newscow report — Kansas Star Casino has unveiled a $20 million expansion project which will include an 11,000-square-foot meeting center and a 183-stall equestrian center.

The Kansas Star hopes to host big national horse shows. Both facilities are scheduled to open in mid- to late December.

They will complete the casino’s original master plan and bring the total investment in the property by Boyd Gaming and previous operator Peninsula Gaming to $330 million.

The Kansas Star, which opened in a temporary facility in late 2011 and moved into its permanent location in December 2012, also has a 300-room Hampton Inn & Suites and a 42,000-square-foot arena.

Safe Homes, CountryMart and Sumner, Cowley Farm Bureaus give away 30 Thanksgiving meals

Safehomes holidays 2014 feature
From Left:  Safe Homes employees Merry Crain, Lindsay Wilson, Cami Austin, Jennifer Irwin and Donnie Grose; SH Board Member Kay Bradberry; Denise Middleton with Cowley County Farm Bureau; Patty Clark with Country Mart; Justina Metz with Sumner County Farm Bureau; SH advocate Lisa Pike; Brad Bryant with Cowley County Farm Bureau and SH Board Member Clayton Crawford.

From Left: Safe Homes employees Merry Crain, Lindsay Wilson, Cami Austin, Jennifer Irwin and Donnie Grose; SH Board Member Kay Bradberry; Denise Middleton with Cowley County Farm Bureau; Patty Clark with Country Mart; Justina Metz with Sumner County Farm Bureau; SH advocate Lisa Pike; Brad Bryant with Cowley County Farm Bureau and SH Board Member Clayton Crawford.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — This year, Safe Homes, CountryMart and the Sumner and Cowley County Farm Bureaus are thankful for the opportunity to give 30 families a proper Thanksgiving meal for the holiday.

This year, 30 Turkeys and grocery items for the full traditional Thanksgiving dinner were donated to Safe Homes clients in several communities across Sumner and Cowley Counties.  This was made possible by the Cowley County Farm Bureau and Sumner County Farm Bureau, who worked in partnership with Country Mart and Safe Homes to ensure these 30 families had the necessary groceries to provide a traditional Thanksgiving dinner to their families.

Wellington Transfer Station to be closed for operation on Thursday and Friday

The Wellington Transfer Station will be closed for operation on Thursday – November 27th and Friday – November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday and will re-open on Saturday – November 29th.

Also in observance of Thanksgiving this week, Thursday’s residential trash collection will be picked on Friday as well as Friday’s regular commercial trash collection.

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Help wanted: Field Appraiser for Appraiser’s Office

Field Appraiser  I, -Appraiser’s Office, $7.96 – $13.06 per Hour part time/non-exempt

Performs duties relating to the maintenance and gathering of statistical data utilized in arriving at real property values.  Position would be responsible for the accurate gathering of necessary information and for becoming familiar with and understanding Kansas’ property guidelines.  Strong analytical, documentation, organizational and mathematical skills, be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.  General office skills are a plus.  Must have valid Kansas Drivers License.

Apply online at www.HRePartners.com  Applications close November 30, 2014. If any questions, contact the Sumner Co. Clerk’s Office, ph 620-326-3395 Job description available. EOE.

Wellington Police Notes: November 24, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Monday, November 24, 2014

Marcia Snider, mail carrier, 66, Wellington: May 7, 1948 – Nov. 17, 2014

Marcia Snider

Marcia Snider

Marcia Diane Snider, age 66, longtime Wellington resident, died Monday morning, November 17, 2014.  She was retired as a mail carrier for the United States Postal Service.  She also worked part time at El Chile Verde and was a crossing guard at Eisenhower School.

Marcia Diane Snider was born on May 7, 1948 in Wellington, KS to Duane R. Snider and W. Arlene (Kohler) Snider. She graduated from Wellington High School in 1966.

She was an avid bowler and active with the local and state bowling association.

Amber Burden – Certified Personal Trainer

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Robert Haley, 35, of Wellington: Nov. 28, 1978 -Nov. 22, 2014

Robert K. Haley, age 35, died Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.  He was a salesman for Verizon.

Robert was born on November 28, 1978 in Fort Worth, TX to Bobby C. Haley and Lynda R. (Heath) Haley.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Sumner County Sheriff report: Nov. 17 – Nov. 24, 2014

Sheriff deputy badgeSumner Newscow report — The following is the Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings report for Nov. 17 to Nov. 24, 2014: 

Wellington Public Library this week:

Monday, November 24

No programs scheduled

Tuesday, November 25

Did you know the library is open until 8:30 PM on Tuesdays?

Book Babies

There will be no book babies this week. We will see you all next week!

 Technology Class at 6 p.m.: Basic Word

Winfield woman pleads guilty to federal charge in online prostitution sting

By Shane Farley, Newscow.net — A Winfield woman has pleaded guilty to a federal charge in connection with an online prostitution sting investigators conducted last year.

25-year-old Brittany L. Morris pleaded guilty to a count of misprision of a felony.

In her plea, Morris admitted arranging for herself and a 17-year-old girl to meet officers at a hotel off K-10 Highway near Eudora to exchange sex acts for money. The arrangement was made on April 11, 2013 when undercover agents called to respond to an advertisement online.

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By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is a 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 selling and hunting!

South Central Border League all-league football teams released

SCBL Logo use this oneSumner Newscow report — The South Central Border League released its 2014 all-league football selections by member coaches:

South Central Border League, 2014 All-League Football Team

Offense:

First Team:

Offensive Backs- (RB) Dalton Loos, Jr.- Udall, (RB) Daelyn Haskins, Sr.- Oxford, (RB) Jacody Bratcher, Sr.- Cedar Vale/Dexter, (RB) Kaden Boatman, Sr.- Cedar Vale/Dexter, (RB) Armando Gomez, Jr.- West Elk, (QB) Nolan Williams, Jr.- Udall, (RB) Hunter Kistler, Sr.- Udall, (QB) Tyler Holt, Sr.- Sedan

Offensive Ends/Receivers- (WR) Garrett Wells, Sr.- Argonia, (TE) Andrew Mages, Sr.- Argonia

Offensive Line- Isaiahh Loudermilk, Jr.- West Elk, Hunter Stuewe, Sr.- Caldwell, Oggie Shimkus, Sr.- Oxford

 

Second Team:

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Friday, Nov. 21 to Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014: 

Eldon Conklin, 84, Argonia: April 18, 1930 – Nov. 22, 2014

Eldon Conklin

Eldon Conklin

Eldon Conklin, of Argonia, died surrounded by his family on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at Spring View Manor in Conway Springs at the age of 84.

Eldon was born the son of Emmett and Sarah Pearl (Hopkins) Conklin on Friday, April 18, 1930 on the family farm near Belle Plaine.

On January 26, 1952, Eldon and Helen Neises were united in marriage at St. Mary Catholic Church in Oxford. Together they celebrated 48 years of marriage before her passing. Eldon was a Korean War veteran earning the rank of Staff Sergeant in the US Marine Corps. He was honorably discharged in 1952. He then went on to begin his life long career in the automobile service industry. Eldon started as a service manager in Belle Plaine for several years and then moved to Argonia where he owned and operated Eldon’s Automotive for many years. He also served in both a part-time and full-time capacity as a rural mail carrier for over 30 years. Outside of work, Eldon was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus where he was a 3rd Degree Knight.

Car chase that started in Sumner County ends in fatality of Udall man

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By Shane Farley, Newscow.net — One person was killed and three others were injured Saturday when a police pursuit – that began in Sumner County – ended with a car crash in Sedgwick County.

22-year-old Jason A. Minson, of Udall, was identified as the deceased. He was the driver of a 2002 Oldsmobile passenger car that struck a tree on College Ave. in Mulvane.

Minson was traveling at a high rate of speed and attempting to elude officers with the Sumner County Sheriff’s Dept. when the crash happened, just before 3 a.m., according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Five thoughts: Downtown restaurants, Veteran’s Memorial, Roundabout, cremation and Quinn

Five Cueball thoughts

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014…

1. Downtown restaurants… 

With opening on Monday, there will be eight restaurants in the area.

With opening on Monday, there will be nine restaurants in the area.

With the opening of Rocco’s Restaurant, in the former Lunchbox location, Monday, I’ve noticed an interesting trend. Downtown Wellington will have eight restaurants in the vicinity. Since moving here in 1992, I can’t remember Wellington having that many.

There is Rocco’s serving Italian, El Chili Verde serving Mexican, Fabiola’s serving Mexican, Barefoot Jerry’s serving American dishes; The Dore serving American dishes; Wishing Well serving homestyle food; Best of the Orient, serving Chinese; The Donut Shop serving great donuts; and Big Cheese Pizza serving pizza.

That’s quite a selection – all businesses owned by local people. It’s as if we have our own food court.

Ultimately, the onus is on you the customers to keep these businesses thriving. Downtown Wellington can only survive if it provides something unique that you can’t find elsewhere in town. But it is a two-way street. You, the customers, have to support these unique businesses.

The downtown has always been the lifeblood of the community – and that hasn’t changed.

If you’re hungry go get something to eat downtown. And while you are there kill two birds with one stone and get a little of your Christmas shopping out of the way.

And if you aren’t downtown, Penny’s Diner, Andy’s Restaurant, The Great Wall, Pig Shack, Good Taste Chinese, Mi Casita and the various fast-food restaurants are sure to satisfy your tastebuds.

 

2. Veteran’s Memorial… 

Victory for Victoria – Argonia-Attica’s magical season ends with state championship game loss

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Titans' season ends at 12-1 after Victoria wins state championship.

Titans’ season ends at 12-1 after Victoria wins state championship.

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  After spending the season overwhelming its opposition, Argonia-Attica was overwhelmed by Victoria 52-8 in the Class 1A Division II eight man state championship game in Newton Saturday.

Taking advantage of a blocked punt, three turnovers, and a potent offensive and defensive line, the Knights would take a 36-0 lead into half time en route to a 44-point victory. The Titans finish their Cinderella year at 12-1 during a season where they nearly broke the all-time state eight-man touchdown record while posting 50 points or more in all but two games.

But on a foggy Saturday morning, A&A’s spectacular offense was missing as Victoria’s heavily advertised defensive line put the clamps on the Titans for four quarters. Defensively, Argonia-Attica could not come up with the big stop. Victoria came up with five fourth down conversions in the first half to lead by five touchdowns at the half.

Argonia-Attica is the 2014 state runner-up champions for Class 1A 8-man Division II.

Argonia-Attica is the 2014 state runner-up champions for Class 1A 8-man Division II.

And on top of the Knights’ proficiencies, they had luck on their side.

One play in the first half epitomized the kind of day both teams were having. Victoria quarterback Brady Dinkel was in a 4th and 18 situation when he threw an ill-advised pass to receiver Taylor Corley deep in the end zone. There were three Titan defenders in the vicinity.

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