Wellington Police Notes for Tuesday, May 21, 2013:
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If you’re looking for ways to help residents of Oklahoma, ravaged by a monstrous tornado Monday, the USA Today website released this information. Also, if you More »
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Avenue of Flags committee is looking for a few good volunteers to help put up and remove flags from Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington during More »
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Forty-two Wellington residents received citations for not wearing seat belts on Monday as part of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign by the Wellington Police Department. More »
By Tim Hay, Wellington Fire/EMS Chief — There are only two public tornado shelter locations in the city of Wellington. They are located at Sumner Regional Medical Center at 1323 North A More »May 22, 2013 Cueball
MULVANE, KAN– The Kansas Star Arena announced that another national touring act is scheduled to perform at their new facility at the Kansas Star Casino. The Grammy nominated rock group Daughtry is scheduled to perform in Mulvane June 29th.
In the course of only five years, Chris Daughtry has had more than his share of career highlights. The singer, songwriter, and musician from North Carolina has released back-to-back number one albums.May 22, 2013 CueballLoading ...May 21, 2013 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — According to an article written in the Wichita Eagle, a 24-year-old woman pleaded guilty Monday to two felony charges for forcing an 11-year-old Haysville girl into a gas station bathroom and ordering her to urinate into a cup so the woman could use the urine to pass a court-ordered drug test.
Crystal Hopper, who listed a Wellington address after her arrest, pleaded guilty to interference with parental custody and aggravated endangering a child. She had been scheduled to stand trial this week in Sedgwick County District Court on kidnapping and robbery charges.May 21, 2013 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If you’re looking for ways to help residents of Oklahoma, ravaged by a monstrous tornado Monday, the USA Today website released this information. Also, if you are coordinating a relief effort locally, write something about it in the comment section below.
Here are the following relief organizations are working in the area:May 21, 2013 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Avenue of Flags committee is looking for a few good volunteers to help put up and remove flags from Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington during Memorial Day Weekend.
Volunteers are asked to come to the cemetery entrance at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 25. The committee also needs volunteers to take the flags down on Monday, May 27 at 4 p.m.
Andy McIntire, heading the committee, said there are around 1,200 flags that need to be moved in and out of the cemetery.May 21, 2013 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Forty-two Wellington residents received citations for not wearing seat belts on Monday as part of the “Click it or Ticket” campaign by the Wellington Police Department.
Starting on Monday and continuing through Sunday, June 2, drivers can expect increased police presence on Wellington streets as the Wellington Police Department joins over 140 other law enforcement agencies in aggressively enforcing Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2013 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement campaign.
Not only will you be cited but expect to see your name on the Wellington Police notes.May 20, 2013 Cueball
Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Junior Varsity baseball season has come to an end with a record of 16 wins and 4 loses.
The season started out a little rough for the ball club as they would lose their first three games on the season. They where sweep by a very talented Mulvane ball club and than would lose their first game against Andale in the second double hitter of the season. But the young Crusaders would get the ball rolling and started knocking down wins.May 20, 2013 Cueball
By Tim Hay, Wellington Fire/EMS Chief — There are only two public tornado shelter locations in the city of Wellington.
They are located at Sumner Regional Medical Center at 1323 North A (enter on the southeast side)….
…and Sumner Care Center Nursing Home 1600 West 8th (enter on the west side).
The old junior high located at 311 North A is no longer a public shelter as the building was sold to a private entity.May 20, 2013 Cueball
By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington has an opening for a full-time Health Information Technician. It also has some new information about the outpatient clinic.
Please note, if you want the latest information about job openings at the hospital or SRMC, just click on the new display ad on the right.May 20, 2013 Cueball
Submitted to Sumner Newscow — There are 3 easy ways to register for summer programs online @ wellingtonrec.com, walk-in at the WRC, 202 S. Jefferson or call-in, 620-326-3323.
Be a part of a growing team… the Wellington Sailfish SwimTeam! Practice runs Monday-Friday, May 20th-July 19th. First IntradSquad Meet is Saturday, June 1st from 8am-11am at the Aquatic Center.May 20, 2013 Cueball
Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Kansas Star Arena is excited to announce country superstar Tim McGraw, and special guest Joe Nichols, will perform at the arena’s grand opening concert July 7. McGraw is one of country music’s top artists, selling more than 40 million albums and performing for sold-out crowds around the world.
“It’s incredibly exciting to land such a big name entertainer,” said Scott Cooper, Kansas Star Casino General Manager. “Our arena team has done a great job keeping construction on schedule and booking such an amazing first act.”May 20, 2013 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two tornadoes may have touched down Sunday afternoon in Sumner County, but it was so insignificant and quick that it was hard to tell if they reached the ground, said James Fair, Director of Sumner County Emergency Management.
This storm will be remembered more for large hail that fell in the Conway Springs area.
Tornado spotters said there was a tornado which formed due north of Drury and east of Caldwell. Fair said it was a land spout tornado which roped its way down to earth. Land spout tornados often form along the leading edge of rain-cooled downdraft air from a thunderstorm.May 20, 2013 Cueball
Wellington Police notes for Friday, May 17, 2013 to Sunday, May 19, 2013May 20, 2013 Cueball
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!
State track preview: Wellington girls have high hopes for big weekend; other Sumner County state qualifiersMay 19, 2013 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State Track and Field Championships will be held this next weekend at Wichita State University Cessna Stadium (Sumner County state qualifiers listed below). The Wellington High School girls could be a big player in the big show.
After finishing second place at the Class 4A Regional in Andale on Friday (see story here), Wellington has 10 girls entries in state. Of those 10, six of those are seeded in the top eight with a real chance of placing.
What does that mean? Wellington as a team could rack up a lot of points, putting the team in elite status at state.May 19, 2013 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — My son, who is 11-years-old, asked me a few weeks ago if he could play baseball. I was a little surprised. He had never showed interest in playing the game. He hadn’t played since his T-Ball days. He said one of his buddies wanted him to play with him.
I was OK with that, but feared my son may be a step behind with some of his teammates coming in so late to the game.
It didn’t work out for a myriad of reasons. Ultimately, it came down to the fact Quinn is a busy boy, at least during the evening, and baseball got cut from the schedule.May 18, 2013 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls track team placed second in the Class 4A Regional in Andale Friday.
Wellington accumulated 79 points. Andale had 79 and Pratt had 66.5. Andale was also the winner of the boys with 168. Wellington had 7.
As expected, Wellington High School Senior Megan Campbell was sensational. She became a four-time state qualifier in the 100, 200, 4×100 meter and 4×400 meter relays. She wasn’t the only one: Holly Wright is a four-time state placer in the 200, the 100 meter hurdles, and the two relay teams.
- Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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- Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Wellington Police Notes question
- Wellington woman pled guilty to urine fraud
- How to donate relief to Oklahoma tornado victims
- Flag movers needed for Avenue of Flags; how the tradition started
- Wellington police notes: Monday, May 20, 2013
- Wellington Police initiates ‘Click it or Ticket’ program through June 2
- Wellington JV baseball team finishes impressive year at 16-4
- Wellington has 2 public tornado shelters; however you may want to find shelter at home