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Enroll in Orion Education and Training – a diploma completion program for adults

It’s never too late to earn your high school diploma.  Orion Education is currently enrolling for the fall semester.  Orion’s high school diploma completion program provides a unique opportunity for people 19 and older to More »

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Governmental shutdown question

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Wellington’s Taylor Meyer named Big Cheese Athlete of the week

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Taylor Meyer, a Wellington High School senior for the girls basketball team, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week. Meyer was the leading scorer More »

Wellington Police holiday weekend report: Friday, January 18 – Monday, January 22, 2019:

Wellington Police holiday weekend report: Friday, January 18 to Monday, January 22, 2019: Friday, January 18, 2019 More »

Sumner Newscow sport schedule for this week….

Mid-Season Tournament Girls Basketball week Monday, January 21 Mulvane Tournament (see bracket here) Winfield 45 Wichita North 39 Arkansas City 43 Conway Springs 65 Tuesday, January 22 Sedgwick Tournament (see bracket here). More »

Monday Blog: Chiefs aren’t going to the Super Bowl and you-know-who is to blame

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It’s Martin Luther King Day, the U.S. Post Office is closed and the bad guys aren’t making headline crimes at the moment. So I’m going More »

Enroll in Orion Education and Training – a diploma completion program for adults

It’s never too late to earn your high school diploma.  Orion Education is currently enrolling for the fall semester.  Orion’s high school diploma completion program provides a unique opportunity for people 19 and older to earn credits toward a high school diploma. Adults are able to work at their own pace, complete the needed courses and receive a high school diploma from a local school district. Courses meet the state and local graduation requirements and are available online. 

 Visit the websites at https://orioneducation.org/diploma-completion

Contact the Belle Plaine or Winfield locations to enroll.

Dorothy Hansel, 94, Wellington: Nov. 29, 1924 – January 21, 2019

Dorothy Hansel

Dorothy Jean Hansel, of Wellington, died Monday, January 21, 2019 at Spring View Manor in Conway Springs at the age of 94. Dorothy was born the daughter of Henry and Rose (Subera) Wencl on Saturday, November 29, 1924 in Caldwell.  She grew up on the family farm northwest of Caldwell, attended Caldwell High School and graduated from Wichita Business College.

Dorothy married Francis Patrick Driscoll on Nov. 6, 1943 and together they had four children, Dennis Alan, Patricia Jean, Pamela Jean and Dee Ann.  She later married John G. Hansel on Nov. 26, 1965, in Waynoka, Okla. Two years later, they had their daughter Shelley Renee Hansel. Together they celebrated 31 years of marriage before his passing in 1996.   

Dorothy worked for Clark Manufacturing as the Office Manager and Executive Assistant to Ted Clark for many years.  She was a Member of the First Christian Church and Christian Women’s Fellowship, Beta Sigma Phi, Rebekah Lodge, American Legion Auxiliary, 8 & 40 organization, and member of the Wellington Women’s Golf Association. She loved KU Basketball and Crusader Football and followed her grandchildren’s activities whenever possible.  She enjoyed playing bridge and loved to dance. She was known by “mom”, Grandma and Granny D by many of those who knew her.

2019 Oxford High School homecoming court announced

2019 Oxford High School homecoming court.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Oxford High School homecoming king and queen candidates were announced recently. The candidates include: Jackson Kopfer, Jared Arnaldi, Ty Askins, Lillian Hongphakdy, Jaidyn Lauffer and Baylee Nicely. The Kindergarten attendants are Eve Romero and Colt Ferguson.

Coronation will take place at half-time of the boys varsity game against West Elk on Friday, Feb. 1. The boys will follow the girls varsity with game starting around 6 p.m.

Kansas Gas Service upgrading gas pipelines in area of Lincoln and C Streets

Sumner Newscow report — Kansas Gas Service is currently upgrading natural gas pipelines in the area of Lincoln and C Streets. This will require the closing of the intersection today and Thursday fo the installation of a new line. Eastbound traffic between Washington and C will be open and can turn south on C Street. 

Chamber Coffee this week…

Sumner Newscow report — Air Plains Services will be the featured guest at this week’s Chamber Coffee held every Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Daylight Donut Shop in Wellington. 

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, January 22, 2019:

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Governmental shutdown question

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you been personally affected by the Governmental Shutdown?

  • No, not at all. (67%, 149 Votes)
  • Honestly, I'm not sure. (18%, 39 Votes)
  • A little. (13%, 29 Votes)
  • Yes. I don't have a job. (2%, 4 Votes)

Total Voters: 221

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Third annual Wheat Country Pheasants Forever, Quail Forever Banquet to be held Saturday, March 2 in Wellington

Sumner Newscow report – The third annual Wheat Country Pheasants Forever and Quail Forever Banquet will be held Saturday, March 2 at Wellington Memorial Auditorium at 208 N. Washington Ave.

The events begin at 5 p.m. with a social and games.

The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. and the auction follows thereafter at 7:30 p.m.

There will be 16 or more guns given away at the banquet.

Proceeds from the banquet will go to the Wheat Country Chapter to be used for local youth shoots, local hunter safety class, outreach hunts, a scholarship honoring Chris Kaufman, upland habitat and other projects to promote hunting and conservation.

100 years ago: If you treated your tractor right, even girls could operate it

Sumner Newscow report – The “Me Too” movement hadn’t quite caught on yet in 1919. After all, women’s right to vote was still a year away. Here was an article in the Wellington Monitor Press:

“Don’t let your tractor be a slacker,” was the headline of 10 things to do to take care of your tractor. It called for using it often and using it hard, and to do the proper maintenance. It encouraged people to teach other people to use a tractor. It then noted that: “girls and young women can soon become competent to operate tractors.”

Well there is that. 

Wellington’s Taylor Meyer named Big Cheese Athlete of the week

Taylor Meyer

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Taylor Meyer, a Wellington High School senior for the girls basketball team, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

Meyer was the leading scorer in Wellington’s big 59-57 upset against then No. 3 ranked Circle last Tuesday at Crusader gymnasium. She had 17 points, including five 3-pointers helping the Crusaders to a 7-3 record going into this week’s McPherson Mid-America Classic Tournament on Thursday.

For her effort, Meyer receives a FREE large delicious pizza at Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington. 

Wellington Police holiday weekend report: Friday, January 18 – Monday, January 22, 2019:

Wellington Police holiday weekend report: Friday, January 18 to Monday, January 22, 2019:

Friday, January 18, 2019

Sumner Newscow sport schedule for this week….

Mid-Season Tournament Girls Basketball week

Monday, January 21

Mulvane Tournament (see bracket here)

Winfield 45 Wichita North 39

Arkansas City 43 Conway Springs 65

Tuesday, January 22

Sedgwick Tournament (see bracket here).

Belle Plaine (2-8) vs. Sedgwick (6-3), 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, January 24

McPherson Tournament (see bracket here).

Wellington (7-3) vs. Manhattan (7-3), 4:30 p.m.

Mulvane Tournament

Conway Springs vs. Mulvane, 7:40 p.m.

Sedgwick Tournament

Belle Plaine vs. TBA, 7:30 p.m.

Tournaments will continue Friday and Saturday.

Other sports this week

Tuesday, January 22

Hobbs Mechanical is offering HVAC Duct Cleaning

Wellington Crusaders of the Stage to present student written one-act plays

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Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The WHS Crusaders of the Stage are presenting An Evening of One Acts at the High School Auditorium this Friday and Saturday, January 25-26 at 7 p.m. This is a fundraiser for our performance of Oklahoma! coming up in April. The prices are $3 for students and $5 for adults.

There will be three short one act plays, written and directed by our students. The plays are very entertaining, ranging from the hilarious to thought provoking. Crusader Singers will be offering solos and ensemble numbers between plays. It will be a fun evening the entire family will enjoy.

Here are explanations from the three student writer/directors:

Caldwell boys enter KBCA poll as Belle Plaine boys drop out

Sumner Newscow report — The January 21 basketball rankings were released by the Kansas Coaches Association (see full rankings here).

As expected, Belle Plaine boys took a tumble after a rough 1-2 week in the Chaparral Tournament. They are no longer ranked in the top 10 Class 3A poll after reaching No. 3 last week.

On the other hand, Caldwell boys entered the top 10 in Class 1A boys for the first time this season, at No. 10 after winning the South-Central Border League Tournament over the weekend.

In other news, the Circle girls slipped from No. 3 to No. 7 in Class 4A after losing to Wellington last Tuesday. Arkansas City boys have risen to No. 4 in the 5A poll after winning the Chappy tournament and Kevin Hackerott’s Goddard remains No. 1 in Class 5A girls. 

Pam Rogers, 62, Wellington: May 24, 1956 – Jan. 17, 2019

Pam Rogers

Pamela Jo Rogers died Thursday, January 17, 2019 at her home in Wellington at the age of 62. Pamela was born the daughter of Paul Eugene and Marie Delores (Graybeal) Rogers on Thursday, May 24, 1956 in Wichita.

She retired from Spirit Aerosystems in Wichita following a 30 year career. Pam treasured her family above all and will be dearly missed by many. 

Survivors include her daughter, Lindsay Castaneda (Mike) of Wellington; daughter, Deona Madrigal (Steve) of Wichita, grandchildren: Summer Madrigal, Sierra Madrigal and Ricky Madrigal all of Wichita, Emery Castaneda, Brady Castaneda and Roman Garton all of Wellington and Douglas Garton, IV of Derby. She is also survived by her sister, Carolyn Hartman (David) of Clearwater; brother, Paul Eugene Rogers, Jr. (Janet) of Goddard; sister, Diane McLaughlin (Don) of Chetopa; sister, Deborah Rogers (Rodney Earnest) of Chetopa along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers: Gary and Tony Rogers.

Monday Blog: Chiefs aren’t going to the Super Bowl and you-know-who is to blame

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It’s Martin Luther King Day, the U.S. Post Office is closed and the bad guys aren’t making headline crimes at the moment. So I’m going to write about that Sunday night Kansas City Chiefs game, because, well, I want to.

Tracy “Cueball” McCue

Wow, what a game, and the best thing about a great football game there are so many things to talk about.

First of all, let’s deal in reality here. I take exception with you social media warriors saying the Chiefs choked.

The Chiefs didn’t choke. They lost to Mr. Tom #$%ing Brady, and his coach who shall-not-be-named, i.e. Lord Voldemort in a hoodie.

Choking is losing to a team you should have beaten, or giving away a game you should have won. Had the Chiefs lost to the Colts last week, that would have been a choke. That game last year where that Tennessee Quarterback caught his own pass for a touchdown. That was a choke. 

Eldora Donley, 99, Oxford: August 20, 1919 – January 19, 2019

Eldora Donley

Eldora (Edye) Donley of Oxford died at Cumbernauld Village on January 19, 2019 at the age of 99. Edye thought she was 100 so we celebrated her 100th birthday in August. She had a great day with so many coming to wish her happy birthday and she received many cards. She said she had a wonderful day and the best birthday ever.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m., Thursday, January 24, 2019 at the Oxford Funeral Service Chapel. No visitation is scheduled as cremation has taken place. Memorials have been established with the Oxford United Methodist Church and the Oxford Food Bank.

Contributions can be left with the Oxford Funeral Home, P.O. Box 123, Oxford, KS 67119. For further information please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.

Charles Ellis, 85, formerly of Conway Springs: Oct. 25, 1933 – Jan. 19, 2019

Charles Ellis

Charles W. Ellis, 85 formerly of Conway Springs, died Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Wichita, KS.

He was born October 25, 1933 at Haviland, Kansas to Howard Robert Ellis and Eva May (Griffin) Ellis. Charles grew up in Haviland where he attended the local public schools. He graduated from Haviland High School with the class of 1951 before attending Kansas State University for three semesters.

On January 29, 1953, he was inducted into the U.S. Army where he served his country as a member of the Signal Corp as a Field Radio Repairman and in Wing Aircraft repair. He was honorably discharged on January 13, 1956 and returned to continue his education at Wichita University.

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: Jan. 14 – Jan. 21, 2019

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Jan. 14 to Jan. 21, 2019 weekly jail bookings are as follows:

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