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Crusader preview: Wellington to battle up and down Collegiate on the road Friday night

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wichita Collegiate, which is hosting Wellington this Friday in high school football, is a hard team to figure out. Two weeks ago the Spartans looked like More »

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Sumner County Court Docket: Sept. 29, 2016 report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office. These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County More »

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One family owning a farm for a century is quite a feat

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Being named a Century Farm is quite an honor. Keeping the same farm in the family for at least 100 years can be a struggle, especially during More »

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Alliance for a Healthy Kansas will have Oct. 12 meeting in Wellington on healthcare benefit expansion

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow – The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is touring the state spreading the message that Kancare needs to be expanded in the state. They want the state More »

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Argonia’s Seth Hemberger named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Seth Hemberger, an Argonia High School senior, has been chosen Big Cheese Athlete of the Week. Hemberger, who is a senior running back and linebacker for More »

Crusader preview: Wellington to battle up and down Collegiate on the road Friday night

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wichita Collegiate, which is hosting Wellington this Friday in high school football, is a hard team to figure out. Two weeks ago the Spartans looked like world beaters against Buhler. But last week the Spartans basically laid an egg against Mulvane in a 35-7 loss.

Here’s the problem. Collegiate is 2-2 and has won every other week. Unfortunately, this is the week Collegiate is supposed to win.

Wellington has had little luck with Collegiate since the private school was allowed into the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League six years ago in either football or boys basketball. The Crusaders currently have a cumulative 0-6 record. It may be a safe bet that it could be 0-7 after Friday.

But there are two things going for Wellington. Those who watched the Crusaders last week saw a much improved performance. Also, the last time Wellington was in Collegiate, it nearly pulled off a win in 2015, 38-34.

Granted these are small hopes, but the difference between this week and last week is the Crusaders had no hope against Andale. This week they do.

Wellington girls tennis team finishes off busy 2 days with success

Crusader head logoSumner Newscow report — It has been a busy two days for the varsity girls tennis team. The Lady Crusaders went to Kingman on Tuesday and placed second as a team behind Buhler out of six teams.  

No. 1 singles Abby Lowe continued with her solid season going 3-0 on the day good for first.  Her first two matches she won over Kingman 7-2 and Nickerson 7-2.  In the finals she beat White from Buhler.  Lowe is now 18-8 on the year heading into league and regionals.

No. 2 singles was Madison Lewellen who cruised in her pool play matches winning 7-0 over Nickerson, and 7-0 over Valley Center.  In her final match she dropped it to Mann from Buhler 4-7, to finish second overall.

No. 1 doubles Mekenna Adams and Kylie Aufdengarten won over Nickerson 7-0, but then dropped their second match to Valley Center 4-7.  This put them against Kingman and the pair won 7-1 to take third.

Help wanted: Full-time RN position at Sumner County Hospital in Caldwell

Help Wanted adHelp wanted: Full-time RN position. Sumner County Hospital in Caldwell currently has as an opening for a full-time RN position.  Interested parties may send a resume to Sumner County Hospital District #1, 601 S. Osage, Caldwell, KS  67022, ATTN:  Anne Dierking.  Or call Anne Dierking, Director of Nurses at 620-845-6492 for more information.

Sumner County Court Docket: Sept. 29, 2016 report

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.

These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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WHS Daily Bulletin: WHS Homecoming Spirit Week is next week…

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016:

Sports calendar can be found here

Today’s lunch Super Nachos or Chicken Enchiladas, salad.

Tomorrow’s lunch Tony’s Pizza, Parmesan Chicken Salad, Salad.

Today’s News:

*Cross Country is out at 1:00 today and the bus leaves at 1:15. They are marked activity.

*Spirit Week is next week!

Monday– Movie Night- wear PJ’s (school appropriate)

One family owning a farm for a century is quite a feat

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Helen Norris of Sumner County Farm Bureau.

Helen Norris of Sumner County Farm Bureau.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Being named a Century Farm is quite an honor. Keeping the same farm in the family for at least 100 years can be a struggle, especially during tough times, like The Great Depression.

Helen Norris of Wellington presented a program about Century Farms, named through the Kansas Farm Bureau, Monday night during the Sumner County Historical Society meeting at the Good Taste Chinese Restaurant.

Norris and her husband, Tom, have traveled to other countries as missionaries, and have even used the Bible to teach English. She has been involved with the Kansas Farm Bureau for several years, even serving on the board.

“I want to try and help people understand farms,” Norris said. “Many think that all farms are corporate, but they are not. Many have been in the same family for generations.”

The Century Farm program began in 1976, during the Bicentennial, when the Farm Bureau board decided that it was important to recognize farms that had been in the same family for 100 years. Since that time, over 2,500 Kansas families have qualified.

Wellington Police to hold Prescription Drug Take Back Day

Wellington Police Take Back Day

Submitted to Sumner Newscow – On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. the Wellington Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  Bring your pills for disposal to the Wellington Police Department, 200 North “C” Street.  Only pills and patches will be accepted, liquids, needles or sharps will not be accepted.  The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners.  Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds—about 3,200 tons—of pills. 

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016

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Milan Homecoming is this Saturday

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Sumner Newscow report — The Milan Homecoming will be held Saturday, Oct. 1 at the Milan Community Center. People are asked to arrive at 11 a.m. The meal will be served at noon.

The meal will be catered by Hog Wild BBQ. The cost will be $12 per person.

 

Call, Roxann Davis at  316-650-1068 and Rosellen Luttrell 316-992-4936. Please return money to: Roxann Davis 2200 W. 26th N, Wichita, Ks. 67204.

Wellington Fire/EMS acquires ATV through Kansas Forestry grant

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Sumner Newscow report — Wellington Fire/EMS has acquired an ATV through a grant from the Kansas Department of Forestry.  Graciously, Professional Body Works in Wellington painted the ATV at no cost.   The department replaced the tires and did some minor mechanical work.  The ATV will be used to transport equipment at hazardous material incidents, provide quick access during community events, be used during searches for lost persons, and respond to other incidents as needed. 

Wellington Fall Choir Concert was a hit Tuesday evening…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Depending what decade you grew up, Wellington choir students from sixth grade to senior high including a performance by the Crusader Singers (formerly Madrigal singers) performed quite a show at the Fall Choir – Battle of the Decades at WHS Auditorium Monday evening.

It was a look back at the slick 1950s, the groovy 60s, or the hip 80s (70s music was not performed which may have spared all of us the agony of listening to disco songs).

Enjoy the full video of the students taught by Jessica Colwell. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Deadline to sign-up for Spain Trip is Friday, Sept. 30

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016:

Sports calendar can be found here

Today’s lunch Chicken Patty, or spicy chicken patty, roasted pork, said.

Tomorrow’s lunch Super Nachos or Chicken Enchiladas, salad.

Today’s News:

*If there is anything on the outside of your locker that you would like to keep, please keep it in your locker until Monday. Locker signs will be cleaned Thursday or Friday.

Alliance for a Healthy Kansas will have Oct. 12 meeting in Wellington on healthcare benefit expansion

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by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow – The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas is touring the state spreading the message that Kancare needs to be expanded in the state. They want the state legislature to expand it, so Kansas can reap the benefits of the Affordable Care Act, which Kansas has been refusing since it was passed.

A meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the Raymond Frye Complex, 314 N. Washington in Wellington.

Last week, the Alliance was in Arkansas City, and told people about the benefits to the program. They are asking people to get in touch with their legislators and encourage the Kansas Legislature to take up the matter at its next session that starts in January.

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Don Shimkus

Gov. Sam Brownback and conservatives in Topeka have opposed the expansion of Kancare, but with moderates winning some primaries, there is hope the legislature will at least take it up.

There were some candidates for office at the forum in Arkansas City, and they all favor expansion. State Senate candidate Don Shimkus said “it is imperative” to get expansion passed in Kansas. He said the budget and education funding are his top two concerns, followed by expansion of Kancare.

Washington Elementary Jog-a-Thon raises $9,000 for student Chromebooks

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Sumner Newscow report – The fifth annual Washington Elementary Jog-a-Ton was held Monday, Sept. 19. A little over $9,000 was raised, and since all of the prizes are donated, the entire proceeds will go toward purchasing Chromebooks for student use. For the Sumner Newscow gallery click here

Wellington Police Notes: Sept. 27, 2016

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Argonia’s Seth Hemberger named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

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Seth Hemberger in a previous game with Caldwell.

Seth Hemberger in a previous game with Caldwell.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Seth Hemberger, an Argonia High School senior, has been chosen Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

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Seth Hemberger

Hemberger, who is a senior running back and linebacker for Argonia-Attica, helped the Titans to a huge 40-26 victory over South Barber.

He led A&A with 151 yards rushing on 29 carries for a 5.21 average, including four touchdowns. His longest carry was for 38 yards.

On defense, Hemberger accounted for nine tackles including five solo and four assists. He also had one punt return for 13 yards and a kickoff for 23 yards.

For Hemberger’s efforts he has won a free large pizza at Big Cheese Pizza at 304 N. Washington.

Help wanted: Dispatcher I – E911 Department

Help Wanted adHelp wanted: Dispatcher I – E911 Dept

Starting Pay: $12.81 an hour.

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 10/01/2016.  Complete job description available; contact the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington, Rm. 101, Wellington Ks 67152, ph 620-326-3395.  EOE

Wellington City Council discusses hiring a private sanitation service; Westborough Road improvements…

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by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council heard about possibilities of privatizing trash collection at its work session Monday. They will not likely be privatizing it anytime soon or sell off their current sanitation system any time soon.

However, they might eventually expand it.

They also talked about paving roads in the Westborough subdivision and ideas from the Chamber of Commerce. (See video of full meeting here – click about 6:30 into the video for the start of the meeting).

As for trash collection, Wellington City Manager Shane Shields told the council he had received a proposal from a private company. They held a brief executive session to talk about dollar figures involved as that would have given an advantage other potential bidders over the company that gave them the information.

There were a lot of possibilities on how it would work, but the information was provided to see if the council even wanted to go down that road.  The waste collection department currently transfers around $70,000 into the general fund, and if trash collection were outsourced that would be gone. There would also likely be jobs eliminated, though those people could apply for jobs with a company that was hired to do the work.

WHS Daily Bulletin: The fall choir concert is tonight at 7 p.m.

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016:

•Sports calendar can be found here:

Fall choir concert, 7 p.m. is tonight.

•Today’s lunch Hot Dog, Turkey Burger, salad.

•Tomorrow’s lunch Chicken Patty, or spicy chicken patty, roasted pork, said.

Today’s News:

*The Choir’s  Concert BATTLE OF THE DECADES is tonight at 7 pm in the auditorium. Come check it out!

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