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Argonia-Attica eke out close win against South Barber 34-30

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Argonia-Attica made plays when it had to have them, and found a way to win against South Barber Friday in a 34-30 win. The Titans scored More »

Wellington falls to Andale 38-0

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There is always something about Andale that can thwart any kind of momentum a Wellington football team may have in a season. Yes, Wellington came into More »

Garage Sales for this weekend..

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of Sept. 22-24, 2017. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use More »

Argonia-Attica vs. South Barber could be a doozy; Belle Plaine vies for first win this week

Week #4 Medicine Lodge at Conway Springs Northeast Arma at Belle Plaine South Barber at A&A (Attica) Flinthills at Caldwell Stafford at Oxford South Haven at CV-Dexter by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow More »

Crusader preview: Wellington takes its undefeated record to Andale

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It has been awhile since Wellington played a game this big. But here we are. The Crusaders are 3-0 and traveling up to Andale which is More »

When the Chisholm Trail went through Sumner County

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There are a few notable differences between the Chisholm Trail 150 Cattle Drive of 2017 and the ones that started in 1867 and ran through the More »

Argonia-Attica eke out close win against South Barber 34-30

Argonia-Attica defenders stop South Barber in this exciting eight-man battle.

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Argonia-Attica made plays when it had to have them, and found a way to win against South Barber Friday in a 34-30 win. The Titans scored on their first possession and led most of the game, but the Chieftans of South Barber also made plays and the lead changed hands four times in the second half.

Argonia Attica’s Trevor Pierce intercepted a pass at his own goal line with 1:32 left in the game. The Titans were able to run the clock out to preserve that win. On a third down with a minute left Masen McDaniel threw a pass to Anthony Handlin to get the first down, and from there they ran the clock out.

Offensive coach Luke Greenwood said his team knew South Barber was a great team and would be a strong test.

Conway Springs destroys Medicine Lodge 54-0

Sumner Newscow report — Conway Springs had no trouble destroying Medicine Lodge Friday night 54-0. The box score is here

Oxford triumphs over Strafford 48-24

Sumner Newscow report — The Oxford Wildcats got back to .500 with a 48-24 victory over Stafford to the delight of the hometown crowd.

Oxford would win this one in the third quarter when it would score the game’s last five of seven touchdowns for victory.

The box score is as follows: 

Caldwell knocks out Flinthills 58-22

Sumner Newscow report — People who attended said it was an ugly game. As expected the second ranked Caldwell defeated Flinthills 58-22 to run its record to 4-0.

This game had 16 flags and 149 yards in penalties. In fact the Mustangs had more yards in penalties than passing yards. There were also five fumbles, two on Caldwell and three by Flinthills.

The Bluejays opened with a Jalen Risley 19-yard pass from Corbin Rice but Flinthills Kedryn Morse responded with a 60-yard run. Caldwell would score two more touchdowns on a Risley 30 yard reception and a Dru Volavka 51-yard run. 

Sumner Newscow scoreboard: Week #4

AV-CTL

Andale 38, Wellington 0

Andover 39, Andover Central 7

Buhler 17, Maize South 14

Campus 55, Salina Central 37

Coffeyville 35, Circle 7

Clearwater 38, Rose Hill 19

Derby 61, Hutchinson 18

El Dorado 55, KC Harmon 0

Goddard 20, Eisenhower 3

El Dorado 55, KC Harmon

Maize 21, Salina South 0

McPherson 40, Augusta 0

Mulvane 35, Collegiate 19

Valley Center 21, Newton 15

Winfield 24, Arkansas City 14

Central Plains League

Belle Plaine 68, NE-Arma 0

Cheney 62, Douglass 12

Conway Springs 54, Medicine Lodge 0

Garden Plain 55, Independent 14

Trinity Academy 29, Chaparral 28.

Other area teams

Argonia-Attica 34, South Barber 30

Caldwell 58, Flinthills 22

Cedar Vale-Dexter 54, South Haven 8

Oxford 48, Stafford 24

Sedan 52, Udall 6

West Elk 52, Central Burden 6.

Belle Plaine overwhelms Northeast Arma 68-0

Bo Gooch had a field day for Belle Plaine throwing for 178 yards and rushing for another 42.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is always nice to be on the other side. After three trying weeks, Belle Plaine got a chance to do a little of the serving this week. And boy did they ever.

Belle Plaine 68 Northeast Arma 0.

The Dragons were dominate from start to finish. Belle Plaine would score 28 points in the first quarter and led 56-0 at the half. They would add two more in the final quarter to make the score a total domination.

The game opened when quarterback Bo Gooch, who was 8 of 12 for the night for 178 yards and five touchdowns, would zing a 37 yard-er to receiver Tristan Warren.

Wellington falls to Andale 38-0

Wellington’s defense stymied the Andale on several drives. But the Indians were still able to score five different times. 

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There is always something about Andale that can thwart any kind of momentum a Wellington football team may have in a season.

Yes, Wellington came into the game 3-0 and was vying for a league championship. But when the evening ended the Crusaders were once again staring at an overwhelming defeat and searching for answers. This time it was 38-0.

Wellington had no answers for the Indians, who out rushed the Crusaders 268 to 46 and would out pass them 71 to 26. For the night the Crusaders mustered just 72 yards of offense. In turn, Andale rolled with 339 yards for the night.

Andale established its dominance on the first drive. After almost breaking the opening kickoff, the Indians would score three plays later on a Sawyer Simon 30 yard run.

Wellington-Andale live twitter feed… Week #4 scores…


Mill Creek Lumber has another shipment of fall plants that has just arrived

Jerald Schmidt, 84, Caldwell: Dec. 13, 1932 – Sept. 21, 2017

Jerald Schmidt

Jerald Schmidt of Caldwell was always proud that he was born on a farm on the Chisholm Trail, during a blizzard, on December 13, 1932.  He died at age 84.  He attended the Greenman Country School for several years before coming into town school and graduated the class of 1950 at Caldwell High School.

Farming was his passion and worked hard all his life trying to improve his farming methods and his cattle herd.  When he was a young man and the farm work was finished in the fall, he would head to Wichita or Oklahoma City to work thru the winter months and head back to Caldwell in the spring.  While in Oklahoma City, he met his bride, Joellen, who was teaching in the Oklahoma City Catholic School system.  They married on July 20, 1963, in Yonkers, New York, then headed back to Caldwell.

Jerald was active in NFO – National Farmers Organization with farmers all over the country, who worked together to improve prices for the farm crops.

Garage Sales for this weekend..

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of Sept. 22-24, 2017. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

Argonia-Attica vs. South Barber could be a doozy; Belle Plaine vies for first win this week

Week #4

Medicine Lodge at Conway Springs

Northeast Arma at Belle Plaine

South Barber at A&A (Attica)

Flinthills at Caldwell

Stafford at Oxford

South Haven at CV-Dexter

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Hard to believe. It is week #4 in high school football. It goes fast- unless you hate footbal. Then the season drags way too slowly.

After a week that featured every Sumner County team either winning or losing by 40 points or more, this week shows some possibilities of more exciting matchups. Here’s the slate of games for tonight:

South Barber (3-0) at Argonia-Attica (2-1) — The Titans have their work cut out for them tonight. South Barber is undefeated and ranked No. 7 in the latest eight-man Division 2 Catch It Kansas poll. Not only that, the Chieftains have not allowed a single point this season.

Check these score: vs. Pratt Skyline 46-0, Norwich 46-0 and Burrton 52-0. Now in eight-man football it’s hard to determine how good the opponent is, but there is no doubt South Barber is coming into Attica with a competitive squad.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Reminder, there is no school on Monday

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Sept. 22, 2017:

Friday

•Football at Andale, 7 p.m.

Saturday

•9th volleyball at Clearwater, 8 a.m.

•WHS tennis at Wichita Collegiate, 9 a.m.

•Volleyball at Cheney, 9 a.m.

No school on Monday.

Today’s News:

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, September 21, 2017

Crusader preview: Wellington takes its undefeated record to Andale

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It has been awhile since Wellington played a game this big.

But here we are. The Crusaders are 3-0 and traveling up to Andale which is 3-0. As far as the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV is concerned, both teams are nestled at the top.

There’s a lot on the line, and if Wellington can pull off the upset then the Crusaders would be the toast of the state.

Here’s the problem. Wellington hasn’t gotten within 40 points of Andale since 2013 and that was a 30-point loss. Andale has been the ultimate momentum buster.

Will things change this year? That won’t be answered until Friday night.

Things are a bit different up in Andale this season. Gary O’Hair, Andale’s longtime coach, is gone. Dylan Schmidt has replaced him. Yes, that was Wellington’s head coach in 2011 and the only coach since 2003 to beat Andale. Tyler Ryan, another former Wellington head coach, is now on the staff at Andale. Do we call them Wellington North?

Help wanted: City of Wellington Sanitation Collector

Help wanted: SANITATION COLLECTOR

The City of Wellington is currently taking applications for the position of Sanitation Collector involving refuse collection and requiring manual labor in all weather conditions.  High School graduate or GED.  Salary range is $9.77 to $14.17 DOQ.  Please apply on-line at www.HRePartners.com or to the City Clerk, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152 by 5:00 pm, September 29, 2017.  EOE, Drug-free workplace.

When the Chisholm Trail went through Sumner County

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There are a few notable differences between the Chisholm Trail 150 Cattle Drive of 2017 and the ones that started in 1867 and ran through the 1880s.

Perhaps, the one telling sign is the herd of 108 roping steers had to actually wait on a train in Sumner County before crossing over the tracks at Mayfield, Kansas. Then there is this thing called pavement and cars, and busloads of children yelling in glee.

Oxford Elementary students were thrilled to see the cattle drive.

And no matter how authentic the cowboys of the 0-K Chisholm Trail Cattle Drovers Association may be, it was highly unlikely that the cowboys of the 1870s had cell phones in their pockets or nearby.

Nevertheless, it has been a great week to recognize the Chisholm Trail that helped establish Sumner County.

The O-K Chisholm Trail drovers are conducting a commemorative cattle drive from Pond Creek, Okla. to the south edge Wichita – about 90 miles. The cows have spent almost a week in Sumner County alone.

Travelin’ Smoke BBQ is Wellington’s newest food business

The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce ambassadors recently welcomed Travelin’ Smoke BBQ to the community. (Click on photo for larger version).

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — That sweet smoky aroma you are smelling as you are heading south on U.S. 160-81, north of the Wellington Viaduct, is coming from Travelin’ Smoke BBQ – Wellington’s newest food business.

Travelin’ Smoke BBQ, owned by Billy and Traci Soles, is a red food truck that is open Mondays and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The barbecue business offers a plethora of food items from melt off the bone slabs of ribs, to pulled pork, to brisket, to sides of coleslaw, potato salad, mac ’n cheese etc.

The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the Travelin’ Smoke BBQ’s grand opening with a ribbon cutting.

‘All Saints’ playing at the Wellington Regent this weekend

This week at the Regent Theater: “All Saints”

Schedule: Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 2 and 7 p.m. Monday at 7 p.m.

Feature film rating: PG.

Time: 1 hour 48 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, September 20, 2017:

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