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COVID-19 update (Friday, Oct. 23): Latest Sumner County case count

Sumner Newscow report — Latest Sumner County COVID-19 Case count:       SUMNER HEALTH DEPARTMENT FIGURES: (Friday, Oct. 23): Sumner County has confirmed 278 positive cases: 233 recovered, 4 deaths, and 41 active.  Monday, More »

CultureCow: The Trial of the Chicago 7: the Lincoln Project of movies

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Friday. Personally, I have never seen an episode of the early 2000’s drama, the West Wing created by Aaron Sorkin.  I know it’s a More »

Sumner County preview: Teams finalize playoff position tonight

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — And now we are here. Final weekend of the regular season in the 2020 Coronavirus season. Here’s what Sumner County teams need to do to assure More »

Wellington head coach James Ginter reflects on his daughter’s state championship and the future

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Payton Ginter, a Wellington High School senior, won the Class 4A Individual Girls Golf State Championship last Tuesday at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course. She was More »

Crusader preview: Wellington wants to end a 12-game losing streak to Mulvane

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It has been a streak as baffling as it is frustrating. When Wellington head coach Zane Aguilar was recently told it was 2005 since Wellington last More »

And just like that, air conditioning to Memorial Auditorium appears to be close to reality

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The fundraising for air conditioning at Memorial Auditorium has been an all-consuming task whether it be John Michael Montgomery or Logan Mize singing concerts, or a More »

Sumner Newscow scoreboard…

Wellington 20 Mulvane 13

Andale 43 Collegiate 14

Andover Central 37 Arkansas City 6

Wamego 62 Abilene 12

McPherson 32 Augusta 14

Buhler 42 Circle 6

Argonia-Attica 77 Fairfield 8

Chase County 46 Oxford 0

Conway Springs 41 Sedgwick 35

Belle Plaine 27 Douglass 6

 

Wellington ends streak with Mulvane, eagerly awaits playoff seed

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington football team did it! The Crusaders ended its long losing streak with Mulvane winning week #8 20-13. As a result, the Crusaders are 3-5 and have pulled into a tie with Augusta and Ulysses.

According to the KSHSAA site, Wellington has -1.88 points. Augusta and Ulysses both have -2.63. That would give Wellington a No. 7 seed. However, Wellington lost to Ulysses so that has not been factored in. The KSHSAA will be announcing the playoff bracket soon.

We will have the full district standings and playoff pairings when it becomes available. In the meantime, here are the statistics for tonight’s game. Our story is also coming soon.

Mulvane 0 7 6 0 13
Wellington 0 7 7 6 20
W- Wright to Rusk 57 pass (PAT kick)
M- Ellis to Myers 14 pass (PAT kick)
W- Cullens 24 run (PAT kick)
M- Johnson 3 run (PAT kick no good).
W- Schettler run (PAT run).

RUSHING – M – Ellis 19-93, Myers 12-13. Total: 31-106. W – Schettler 20-169, Wright 10-24, Cullens 11-41. Total: 41-234.

PASSING: M- Ellis 9-19, 103 yds., o int. Myer 0-1.  W- Wright 10-20, 177 yds., 0 int.

RECEIVING: M – Comer 4-56, Myers 3-35, Seier 1-11, Dieker 1-1. W- Henry 3-90, Haskin-Ybarra 1-5, Schettler 2-49, Tate 3-23, Bannister 1-10.

Team stats Wellington Mulvane
Rushing 234 106
Passing 177 103
Total offense 411 209
First downs 11 9
Penalties 9– 65 8–55
Turnovers 2 0

Sumner Newscow live tweets… week 8 scoring update


COVID-19 update (Friday, Oct. 23): Latest Sumner County case count

Sumner Newscow report — Latest Sumner County COVID-19 Case count:

 

 

 

SUMNER HEALTH DEPARTMENT FIGURES: (Friday, Oct. 23):

Sumner County has confirmed 278 positive cases: 233 recovered, 4 deaths, and 41 active. 

Monday, Oct. 19: 255 positive cases: 221 recovered, 4 deaths, and 30 active and 1 outbreak in Wellington.

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KDHE FIGURES (Friday): 276 in Sumner County.

Monday, Oct. 19: 255. 

Click here for full KDHE COVID statistics.

Latest Wellington City Manager Newsletter: Oct. 23, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The following is the latest city newsletter written by Wellington City Manager Shane Shields here

CultureCow: The Trial of the Chicago 7: the Lincoln Project of movies

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Friday. Personally, I have never seen an episode of the early 2000’s drama, the West Wing created by Aaron Sorkin.  I know it’s a staple in American television and considered to be groundbreaking in the way politics were portrayed on the silver screen.

But the constant critique I hear is that it creates a mythical version of politics where facts reign supreme and both sides respect each other as equals.  While I’ve still never seen that show, I know I’ll never need to after watching Sorkin’s new movie on Netflix called the Trial of the Chicago 7.

This film recreates the night in 1968 Chicago where police brutally assaulted protesters outside the Democratic National Convention.  American police making a mockery of their country on the global stage is old hat these days, but at that time this was a major scandal and the Nixon administration was desperate for a scapegoat so they could sell the lie that the very people meant to “protect and serve” citizens were somehow justified when beating the hell out of them on live television.  Luckily there were eight scapegoats in attendance that night, but more on them in a second.

Corbin United Methodist women to hold annual turkey supper with carry-out orders only

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The COVID 19 pandemic has forced many yearly events to be canceled.  The Corbin United Methodist Women have decided to change the format of their annual Corbin Turkey Supper so that everyone can still enjoy the meal. The 2020 Corbin Turkey Supper will be on November 4 and will be carry-out orders only.

ALL DINNERS MUST BE PREORDERED.  There will be 300 dinners available. The dinner will consist of servings of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, and a choice of corn or green beans completed with a piece of the pie (apple, pumpkin, or pecan) and will cost $12 each.

There will be no substitutions or special orders.  To order your dinner(s) please complete the order form which will be found on the Corbin UMC website www.CorbinUMC.com or on the Corbin UMC Facebook page: Corbin UMC.  You will receive an order acknowledgment immediately upon receipt of your order.  A reminder email with your pick-up time will be sent on November 2 or 3.  Orders can be placed from October 19 through November 1. NO ORDERS WILL BE HONORED AFTER MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 1.

Sumner County preview: Teams finalize playoff position tonight

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — And now we are here. Final weekend of the regular season in the 2020 Coronavirus season. Here’s what Sumner County teams need to do to assure themselves the best possible post-season outcome…

Class 2A District 6
District Overall Points Dist. Win %
Garden Plain 4-0 6-1 16.15 1
Kingman 3-1 5-2 14.75 0.75
Belle Plaine 2-2 3-4 0 0.5
Chaparral 1-2 2-4 -7 0.333
Douglass 0-2 3-2 -21 0
Bluestem 0-3 0-6 -21 0
Standings are determined by 1) win-loss percentage, 2) head-to-head games. 3. point differential of +/- 13 per game.

Douglass at Belle Plaine – It appears Belle Plaine is in the playoffs regardless of what happens tonight. If the Dragons happen to lose, it would drop them to 2-3 for a .400 winning percentage which would be above Douglass’ 1-2 and .333 mark. Belle Plaine can sore up the No. 3 seed with a win.

Class 1A District 4
District Overall Points Dist. Win %
Conway Sprgs. 5-0 6-1 21 1
Sedgwick 4-0 7-0 16.125 1
Remington 2-2 2-5 0 0.5
Elkhart 2-3 2-5 -8.6 0.4
Sublette 1-2 1-3 -4 0.333
W. Independent 1-3 1-5 -6.75 0.25
Johnson-Stanton 0-4 0-7 -17.6 0
Standings are determined by 1) win-loss percentage, 2) head-to-head games. 3. point differential of +/- 13 per game.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, October 22, 2020

Wellington head coach James Ginter reflects on his daughter’s state championship and the future

Payton Ginter shares a laugh with her dad Wellington head coach James Ginter.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Payton Ginter, a Wellington High School senior, won the Class 4A Individual Girls Golf State Championship last Tuesday at the Emporia Municipal Golf Course. She was the first high school golf state champion since 2010 at WHS. (See story here) We caught up with Wellington head coach James Ginter, who is also her dad, to get his thoughts on Ginter’s huge victory over the two-day event. 

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1. What is your overall reaction to Payton’s big state championship victory?

My overall reaction of Payton’s individual state championship was and still is one of great elation. It’s hard to put into words what this experience meant to both of us. This journey started from the day she was born riding around in the golf cart. 

2.Were you surprised with the results?

I was not surprised by the results. Payton and I had many long conversations before the season began that she would have an excellent opportunity to win the state championship. Her results throughout the season definitely backed that up. Her season resulted in six first-place finishes out of 10 tournaments, never finishing below fourth place. That’s an incredible accomplishment when you’re competing against 40 and 60 golfers at each tournament.

3. It was a good four years. What did she do in the other three state tournaments?

Edward Palmer, 96, Winfield: May 6, 1924 – Oct. 22, 2020

Edward Palmer

Edward Hoyt Palmer, Jr. died Thursday, October 22, 2020, in Winfield at the age of 96. He was born the son of Edward H. and Helen (Van Houten) Palmer on May 6, 1924, in Paterson, New Jersey. As a young man, Edward faithfully served his country during WWII as a flight officer in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Following his service, Edward began a career in sales.

At age 38, he shifted professions, earned a law degree from the University of Iowa, and then held posts as Assistant Dean at Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago, Dean of Oklahoma City University School of Law, and eventually retired as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Bar Foundation. On August 2, 1947, he and Doris Marilyn Ruzek were united in marriage in Chicago, Illinois. Together they celebrated 64 years of marriage before her passing in 2012. 

Crusader preview: Wellington wants to end a 12-game losing streak to Mulvane

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It has been a streak as baffling as it is frustrating. When Wellington head coach Zane Aguilar was recently told it was 2005 since Wellington last beat Mulvane he said, “I was 19.”

Friday night, the opportunity presents itself. Wellington is actually favored to beat Mulvane Friday night.

“We are young, but if there is one team younger than us it would be Mulvane,” Aguilar said.

The Wildcats have one win, a 25-20 victory over Coffeyville – a team that lost to Labette County two weeks ago. The other five losses have been significant. It lost to Rose Hill by 40, Clearwater by 47, Andale and Collegiate by a combined 119-0.

So… this could be the year.

But Wellington must exorcise a lot of ghosts (good thing we are close to Halloween). Mulvane has won 12 straight games over the Dukes, three of those by a touchdown or less. Wellington doesn’t have that long of a streak with any other team. The Crusaders defeated Andale in 2011 and Collegiate in 2018. Both of those programs have administered some of Wellington’s biggest thrashings. 

And just like that, air conditioning to Memorial Auditorium appears to be close to reality

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The fundraising for air conditioning at Memorial Auditorium has been an all-consuming task whether it be John Michael Montgomery or Logan Mize singing concerts, or a night of glitz fundraisers. The Memorial Auditorium has worked hard but has 0nly raised a fraction of the cost.

Well, now it appears in one big swoop that Memorial air conditioning will become a reality because of the Cares Act Coronavirus Relief fund.

Wellington City Manager Shane Shields informed the council at its Tuesday meeting that the air conditioning project falls under the eligibility of funding. The project therefore will be paid through the U.S. Government. Shields gave this notice at the end of the meeting. No action was taken. 

Gary Gilpin, 81, Hooker, Okla.: Jan. 30, 1939 – Oct. 14, 2020

Gary Gilpin

Gary Dayne. Gilpin, 81, of Hooker, Okla. died on Wednesday, October 14, 2020. Gary was born in Grand Island, Nebraska on January 30, 1939, to Oral and Lillian (Williams) Gilpin. He graduated from Grand Island High School in 1957.

He went on to attend and graduate from the University of Nebraska with a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering. Whether the football team was having a good year or not, he remained a committed Cornhusker fan for life. He became a father in 1965 and raised four beautiful daughters. He married his wife, Glenda (Humbert), in 1991.

Playing at the Regent this week: Monsters Inc…. Halloween (Tonight!)… Stories of the paranormal… Curbside pickup Saturday

Wellington Middle School student Adalyn Rains hospitalized in Wesley ICU after MIS-C diagnosis

Adalyn Rains was diagnosed with multi-inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19.

by Amber Countryman, Sumner Newscow — Twelve-year-old Adalyn Rains, a seventh grade student at Wellington Middle School, started feeling ill after a tennis tournament on Oct. 7.

“She went to school on Thursday, then went to school on Friday,” said Jessica Rains, Adalyn’s mother. “When I picked her up Friday, she said she didn’t feel good. I took her temperature and it was 103. Then she started vomiting.”

All-day Sunday, she had diarrhea, a headache and complained of abdominal pain.

“Monday morning, I took her temperature and it was 103. Then took it again 30 minutes later, and it was 105,” Rains said. “That’s when we took her to the ER in Derby.”

Thinking she had appendicitis, she was transported by ambulance to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. A Covid test was performed, but results came back negative.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Robert Dale Ramey, 76, Wichita: Dec. 20, 1943 – Oct. 20, 2020

Robert Ramey

Robert Dale Ramey died at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita on October 20, 2020, at the age of 76. Bob was born December 20, 1943, in Newton to William E. and Mildred L. (Johnson) Ramey. He attended elementary school in South Haven where his parents ran a service station. When his parents moved their business to Wellington he attended school here graduating with the class of 1963.

Bob served his country in the Army from October 1964 to May 1967 serving in Vietnam where he was exposed to Agents Pink and Purple and DDT. On March 29, 1972, Robert and Karen Quinalty were united in marriage in Pawhuska, Okla.

WRC monthly board meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 a.m.

Sumner Newscow report — The upcoming Wellington Recreation Commission monthly board meeting is Tuesday, Oct. 27 at 7 a.m. in the rec conference room.

Ascension Via Christi is targeting early February opening for new E.R. in Wellington

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A representative from Ascension Via Christi told the Wellington City Council the company is looking to open a new emergency clinic for the community either in the first or second week of February.

Hilary Walbridge, Director of Business Development for Ascension, addressed the council at Tuesday’s meeting providing a timeline of the construction process. She also requested a change order concerning installing a new bulk oxygen system and nurse call system that will add $65,041 to the city’s capital outlay budget for the project.

The council unanimously approved the change order which raises the bond issue from $645,462 to $710,503. The construction costs are part of a lease agreement between Ascension and the city of Wellington approved on July 21. The city agreed to make $700,000 in capital improvements – including design and construction costs –  to renovate the space that will house the ER and associated services.

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