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Jumanji playing at Wellington Regent this weekend

This week at the Regent Theater: “Jumanji” Schedule: Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Rated: PG-13 Movie Synopsis: When four high-school kids discover an old video game More »

Wellington Council purchases an ambulance for $209,200

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council approved the purchase of an ambulance at a cost of $209,200 at its meeting Tuesday, as well as some other purchases. This More »

City Council takes steps to demolishing 2 houses in Wellington

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council moved a step closer to demolishing two houses in the city at its meeting Tuesday. The council passed resolutions declaring houses at More »

WHS Graduate Jason Ellis has been named permanent head of KSU’s Department of Communications and Ag Education

Sumner Newscow report – Associate professor Jason Ellis has been named permanent head of the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education at Kansas State University. John Floros, dean and director of the More »

(Update Wednesday, 11 a.m. ) Sumner County Sheriff’s deputy critically injured after Tuesday crash on K-15

by Shane Farley, Newscow.net — A Sumner County deputy was injured in an accident Tuesday night on K-15 highway, about two miles southeast of Mulvane. Steven T. Williams, 49, of Wellington, was More »

South Haven’s Cynae Wiley has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Cynae Wiley, a 5-7, junior, point guard for the South Haven girls basketball team has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week. South Haven just More »

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Jumanji playing at Wellington Regent this weekend

This week at the Regent Theater: “Jumanji”

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

Rated: PG-13

Movie Synopsis: When four high-school kids discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of–Jumanji–they are immediately drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the avatars they chose: gamer Spencer becomes a brawny adventurer (Dwayne Johnson); football jock Fridge loses (in his words) “the top two feet of his body” and becomes an Einstein (Kevin Hart); popular girl Bethany becomes a middle-aged male professor (Jack Black); and wallflower Martha becomes a badass warrior (Karen Gillan).

Updated SCBL and Chaparral Basketball tournament scores and schedule:

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The latest updates for the SCBL and Chaparral Roadrunner Classic basketball tournaments:

SCBL TOURNAMENT:

Girls update:

Quarterfinal round  –  Thursday at Cowley College:

Consolation round:

Cedar Vale Dexter 38 Oxford 19 (ninth place).

Caldwell 56 Udall 39.

#10 Central vs. #5 Flinthills, 5:30 p.m.

Championship round:

#5 Argonia vs. #1 West Elk, 7 p.m.

#2 South Haven vs. #3 Sedan, 8:30 p.m.

Boys:

West Elk 50 Flinthills 12

Oxford 47 Cedar Vale-Dexter 38

Sedan 52 Udall 30

Caldwell 64 Central 20.

Quarterfinal round  – Friday at Cowley College:

Consolation round:

#4 Cedar Vale – Dexter vs. #8 Flinthills, 4 p.m.

#6 Central vs. #7 Udall, 5:30 p.m.

Championship round:

Ben Eugene Williams, 85, Wellington: August 18, 1932 – Jan. 16, 2018

Ben Eugene Williams died on Jan. 16, 2018. He was born in Renfrow, Okla. at home on April 18, 1932. After graduation, in Caldwell, he went to serve in the Army, during the Korean War, where was stationed in Alaska. He came home and went to work for the Rock Island Railroad. He married Edna June Hibbs in 1955.

To this marriage they had three children, Bryan A., Gary E. and Tamara R. He went to work for Welco in Wellington before leaving to buy and run the cab company there for about two years before returning to Welco where he worked until he retired. After retirement from Welco he worked for several more years at a few different places; always finding someway to keep busy. After being diagnosed with cancer, he spent a short time a care facility before passing. He will be greatly missed by many.

He was preceded in death by his father Ben Williams, mother Viola Pearl (Covey)(Williams) Benge, brother Leon Williams, step-father Houston Benge, mother-in-law Opal Wood, father-in-law Joe Wood, father-in-law Arvil Hibbs and one grandson James Lee Gould.

Wellington Council purchases an ambulance for $209,200

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council approved the purchase of an ambulance at a cost of $209,200 at its meeting Tuesday, as well as some other purchases.

This was budgeted for this year and is replacing a 2008 model. Fire Chief Tim Hay said the one being replaced is having to have a lot of repairs made.

He said this is a planned purchase and part of the strategic plan. The city gets $243,000 each year from the county as a subsidy for the fire and ambulance service based on population. They are purchasing the ambulance from Osage Ambulance of St. Louis, Missouri.

The city also passed a resolution for financing part of the purchase, choosing to go with a local bank at a slightly higher interest rate. Bank of Commerce was given the bid for financing all but $50,000 of the cost. Over a five-year period it will cost the city $151 more, or about $2.50 a month, to go with the local bank.

City Council takes steps to demolishing 2 houses in Wellington

824 S. C

624 W. Third St.

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council moved a step closer to demolishing two houses in the city at its meeting Tuesday. The council passed resolutions declaring houses at 624 W. Third and 824 South C Streets as dangerous structures.

The owners will be sent notifications and will have 30 days to make the structures safe. After that, if nothing is done, the city can move forward with demolition.

When the city demolishes a house, the owner still owns the lot and is liable for the cost of demolition. The cost is put on their tax bill, but both properties already have delinquent taxes.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, January 17, 2018:

Help wanted: Sanitation Collector for City of Wellington

Help wanted: 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 $9.97 to $14.45 DOQ.  Anticipate applicant to acquire Commercial Drivers License within 6 months for consideration as Driver/Collector.  Please apply on-line at www.HRePartners.com or to the Human Resources, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152 by 5:00 pm, February 2, 2018.  EOE, Drug-free workplace.

WHS Graduate Jason Ellis has been named permanent head of KSU’s Department of Communications and Ag Education

Sumner Newscow report – Associate professor Jason Ellis has been named permanent head of the Department of Communications and Agricultural Education at Kansas State University.

John Floros, dean and director of the College of Agriculture announced the appointment on Dec. 21.

Jason Ellis

“Dr. Ellis brings a wealth of ideas, energy and experience to the position,” Floros said. “The administrative team and I are happy that Dr. Ellis accepted our offer, and we welcome him into our college’s leadership team. I am looking forward to working with him as he settles into his new role, and as he provides visionary leadership for our Department of Communications and Agricultural Education.”

Ellis’ appointment will begin Jan. 14. He has served as interim department head since March 12, 2017, following the departure of Kris Boone, who served as the department head from 2005-2016. She now directs The Ohio State University’s Agricultural Technical Institute.

Reminder: USD 353 Town Hall Meeting will be held tonight from 7 to 8 p.m.

Sumner Newscow report — The USD 353 Town Hall Meeting will be held tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. to discuss the “school redesign” project and other initiatives. at the high school auditorium. 

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, January 16, 2018:

(Update Wednesday, 11 a.m. ) Sumner County Sheriff’s deputy critically injured after Tuesday crash on K-15

by Shane Farley, Newscow.net — A Sumner County deputy was injured in an accident Tuesday night on K-15 highway, about two miles southeast of Mulvane.

Steven T. Williams, 49, of Wellington, was transported to Wesley Medical Center with what were initially reported as critical injuries. Deputy Williams condition has since been upgraded to fair, according to a report from KWCH.

Around 8:30 p.m., Williams was southbound on K-15 and working traffic when he began to slow down, moving toward the shoulder. A second vehicle switched lanes to pass Williams’s Ford Explorer just as Williams proceeded to make a U-turn.

South Haven’s Cynae Wiley has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Cynae Wiley

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Cynae Wiley, a 5-7, junior, point guard for the South Haven girls basketball team has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

South Haven just entered the top 10 of the Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll (see latest poll here) and Wiley had a lot to do with it. She scored 18 against Udall and 20 against West Elk. In the 1-point loss to the Patriots in Howard, she hit a last second shot that pulled the Cardinals within one and would have tied it had the officials not determined her foot had not touched the 3-point line.

For her effort, Wiley will receive a FREE delicious Big Cheese pizza at 324 N. Washington in Wellington. 

Myrtle Eileen Page, 93, Osawatomie, Kans.: Dec. 25, 1924 – Jan. 14, 2018

Myrtle Eileen (Schmatjen) Page, age 93, of Osawatomie, Miami Co., KS, died January 14, 2018, at the home of her son in Wellington.

Myrtle Page

Funeral Services will be held Saturday, January 20 at 2 p.m. at Grace Calvary Fellowship Church, 305 N. Jefferson, Wellington Pastor Joe Crowley will officiate. Visitation will be Friday Jan. 19 at Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. with family present from 5 to 7 p.m.

Interment will be at 3 p.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018, at Osawatomie Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Victory Baptist Church, 212 E. Main Street, Osawatomie, KS, with Pastor Osborn officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Grace to Ukraine. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information or to leave and online condolence please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com

Sumner Regional Medical Center employees recognized for years of service

Sumner Regional Medical Center employees recognized or years of service. Photo by Jessica Yunker. (Click for larger version).

Special to Sumner Newscow — Sumner Regional Medical Center employees enjoyed a Years of Service Reception at the Regent Theater on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 for reaching landmark years of service in 2017.  Employees enjoyed a delicious pulled pork meal and a welcome speech by SRMC CEO Les Dean.

Managers presented employees with their beautifully wrapped service pins from The Gold Corner.

The evening ended with remarks from Healthcare Authority Board Chair Fred Hinman and Treasurer Terry Deschaine, who thanked them for their committed service to SRMC through the good and the bad.

Those recognized are pictured above. From left, Brenda Etter (25 years), Tammy Bradbury (10 years), Cari Buresh (5 years), LaRina Scheerger (20 years), Trecia Thayer (5 years), Mallory Compton (5 years), Vickie Ricke (10 years), Barbara Patton (5 years), Shari Floyd (10 years) and Wilma Cullum (15 years).

Sumner County Sheriff Office weekly jail bookings: Jan. 8 – Jan. 15, 2018

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Jan. 8 – Jan 15, 2018 weekly jail bookings…

Javier Orlando Zavala, 44, Wellington: June 27, 1973 – Jan. 15, 2018

Javier Zavala

Javier Orlando Zavala, age 44 of Wellington, formerly of Denver, Colo., died Monday morning, January 15, 2018 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.

Javier was born on June 27, 1973 in Wellington, to William Zavala and Gloria C. (Aguilar) Zavala.  He was raised in Wellington and graduated with the WHS Class of 1991.

Javier enjoyed life to the fullest.  He adored his sisters and his nieces and nephew.  He loved food, music, concerts, WWE wrestling, Star Wars, laughing, and spending time with his family. He was an avid sports fan, loving the Kansas City Chiefs and KU Basketball.

He was preceded in death by his father, William.

Wellington City Council feed – January 16, 2018 meeting

Video by Robert Hamilton. 

Help wanted: Dispatch Trainee- E911 Department

Help wanted: Dispatch Trainee  – E911 Dept

Starting Training Pay $12.93

The Dispatcher performs specialized work in receiving emergency calls for service and dispatching the appropriate police, fire, EMS, or Emergency Management agencies to the incident scene. High School Diploma or GED Equivalent is required.  Ability to use computer to maneuver through and operate Windows based Computer Aided Dispatch software and type 30 words per minute.  Ability to use radio/paging console.  Must pass minimum vision and hearing requirements and pre-employment drug screen.  May be required to complete other medical/psychological testing as determined by the 911 Director.  Typing and skills testing is required.

WILL be required to work night shift, swing shift, weekends, and holidays.  Overtime is frequently required.

Applicants with criminal histories will be disqualified.

Apply online at www.HRePartners.com.  Applications close 01/19/2018.  Complete job description available; contact the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington, Rm. 101, Wellington Ks 67152, ph 620-326-3395.  EOE

Help wanted: Mechanics at Triumph Accessory Services

Help Wanted adHelp wanted: — The company of Triumph Accessory Services is looking for a mechanic.

A complete job description is available at http://triumphgroup.com/careers/

Triumph is an equal opportunity employer; disability/female/minorities/veterans. FAA drug screening required.

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