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Wanted: True red-and-gold bleeding Chief fans, who even cheered for Tyler Palko

Sumner Newscow report — First of all, here’s a sentence many didn’t think would ever become written in the 21st Century: The Kansas City Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl. Second More »

CultureCow: The nominations are out and the only good news is Adam Sandler isn’t one of them

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — And welcome to my first of many articles dedicated to the 92nd Academy Awards also known as the Oscars.  Before we get to the controversy More »

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker playing at the Wellington Regent

 Playing at Wellington Regent: The Rise of Skywalker. Schedule: Thurs.-Fri., Jan 16-17, at 7 p.m. Fri-Sat., Jan. 18-19,  2 and 7 p.m. Mon.-Tues.-Wed., Jan. 20-22, at 7 p.m. Rated: PG-13 (for sci-fi More »

New proposed WHS gymnasium design calls for larger Crusader head, more simplified look

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Quick… How old is the “new” Wellington High School? The answer would be 15 1/2 years — long enough for school officials to redo the gymnasium More »

Masonry repair work on the exterior of Wellington High School begins this Monday

Sumner Newscow report — MTS Contracting Inc. will begin masonry repair work on the exterior of Wellington High School on Monday, January 20. According to a press release issued through the USD 353 More »

Wellington rallies for local first-grader diagnosed with cancer

by Pam Strader, Sumner Newscow — Jarek Conrad is a 6-year-old first-grader at Washington School in Wellington.  Jarek likes football, wrestling,  animals and playing with his brother Jace.  Jarek is the son of Megan More »

(Updated with service time) Noah Macias, 23, Wichita: April 9, 1996 – Jan. 15, 2020

Noah Macias

Noah Macias, 23, of Wichita, died on Wednesday, January 15, 2020, at his home with his family by his side.

A celebration of Noah’s life will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 24, 2020, at River Community Church at 2130 N. Oliver Ave., Wichita, Kans. 67208.  In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to help Hannah with nursing school. They were blessed by the care of the many nurses that cared for Noah during his illness and Noah’s wish was for Hannah to be able to go to nursing school.

Contributions may be sent to Shelley Family Funeral Home PO Box 555, 704 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152. To leave an online condolence please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.

Tournament schedule for this week…

Sumner Newscow report — The following is the tournament varsity basketball schedule for the week including the South-Central Border League and Chaparral Roadrunner Boys Basketball Classic. Please note, Chaparral has been updated to an eight-team tournament.

South-Central Border League:

GIRLS

Play-in games: Caldwell 31 Oxford 28, Cedar Vale-Dexter 39 Central-Burden 29.

First-round – Tonight

#9 Caldwell at #1 West Elk, 5 p.m.

#5 Sedan at #4 Flinthills, 6 p.m.

#7 CV-Dexter at #2 South Haven, 6 p.m.

#6 Udall at #3 Argonia, 4:30 p.m.

BOYS

Lange Auctions – Public Auction: Antiques, glassware and collectibles on Saturday, Jan. 25

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Wanted: True red-and-gold bleeding Chief fans, who even cheered for Tyler Palko

Sumner Newscow report — First of all, here’s a sentence many didn’t think would ever become written in the 21st Century: The Kansas City Chiefs are going to the Super Bowl.

Tyler Palko

Second of all, Sumner Newscow is looking at doing a feature on local Sumner County Chief fans who have bled red and gold through the years, even when Tyler Palko was the starting quarterback (true Chief fans will remember that name).

We’d like to hear from you and interview you: your superstitions, your worst heartbreaks, and your feelings of the Chiefs going to the Super Bowl. If not nominate someone who would be good for this story. Send us your nomination at sumnernewscow@gmail or in the comment section below. 

Earl Boyd Purk, 79, formerly of Wellington: Aug. 29, 1940 – Jan. 17, 2020

Earl Boyd Purk, age 79, of Bentley, KS, formerly of Wellington, died Friday morning, January 17, 2020 at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis – Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center in Wichita.  He was a retired truck driver for L. B. White Trucking.

Earl was born on August 29, 1940 in Belle Plaine to Gordon Earl Purk and Nona Irene (Gifford) Purk.  He served in the United States Navy.

Earl married Treva Charlene Kilts on January 18, 1959 in Wichita, KS.  She preceded him in death on November 7, 2012.

Haymaker Lodge Open House/Vendor Showcase is Saturday

Bertha M. Brown, 97, Wellington: Jan. 28, 1922 – Jan. 18, 2020

Bertha M. Brown, age 97, longtime Wellington resident, died Saturday evening, January 18, 2020, at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis – Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice Center in Wichita.

Bertha M. (West) Brown was born on January 28, 1922 in Fort Scott, KS to Charlie Edgar West and Elnora Jane (Roberts) Brown.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six brothers and sisters; two sons; and one daughter.

Updated: AV-CTL DIV, CPL and SCBL standings – Jan. 18, 2020

Boys AV-CTL DIV standings
League Overall
W L W L
Collegiate 4 1 6 2
Andale 3 1 4 3
Rose Hill 3 2 7 3
Clearwater 3 2 5 3
Mulvane 1 3 4 5
Wellington 0 5 3 6
Fri., Jan. 17
Andale 60 Wellington 29
Rose Hill 51 Mulvane 48
Collegiate 49 Clearwater 45
Girls AV-CTL DIV standings
League Overall
W L W L
Andale 4 0 6 1
Wellington 3 2 5 4
Rose Hill 3 2 5 5
Clearwater 3 2 5 3
Mulvane 1 3 2 7
Collegiate 0 5 2 6
Fri., Jan. 17
Andale 41 Wellington 26
Clearwater 51 Collegiate 42
Rose Hill 49 Mulvane 31

Friday night basketball scoreboard…

Send us your box scores at sumnernewscow@gmail.com

Saturday Play-in SCBL Tournament scores:

Girls:
Caldwell 31  Oxford 28
Cedar Vale-Dexter 39 Central 29

Boys :
Oxford 75 Central 43
West Elk 42 Argonia 22.

Upcoming SCBL Tournament bracket games:

CultureCow: The nominations are out and the only good news is Adam Sandler isn’t one of them

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — And welcome to my first of many articles dedicated to the 92nd Academy Awards also known as the Oscars.  Before we get to the controversy and overall disappointment of this year’s nominees, there are a few good things to note.

Of the movies I’ve seen (I’m only two shy to complete the Best Picture category), they’ve all been very good films that I believe deserve to be in the running for the grand prize, with one obvious exception in Joker (but more on that later).  Bong-Joon Ho’s marvelous film Parasite has a real shot had taking home Best Picture and the director himself is in the running for Best Director.

That will be the conclusion of anything nice I have to say about this list of nominees.  The first glaring mistake this year is the complete lack of both racial and gender diversity.  It’s almost as if they were doing it on purpose this year. 

Orscheln Farm & Home is having bucket sale this Saturday and Sunday

Wrestling tournament in Halstead is postponed until tomorrow

Sumner Newscow report — The wrestling tournament for today in Halstead has been postponed. Officials will move the entire tournament to Saturday with a 9 a.m. start. All Wellington wrestlers will practice after school today

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, January 16, 2020

Grace Drake, 90, Wellington: Dec. 26, 1929 – Jan. 12, 2020

Grace Drake

Grace “Sally” Drake, 90, of Wellington died Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the Botkin Care and Rehab in Wellington.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 18, 2020, at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. Visitation will be Friday, January 17, 2020, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. with no family night scheduled.

Burial will be at the Attica Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the American Diabetes Association and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home PO Box 555, 704 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152. To leave an online condolence please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker playing at the Wellington Regent

Playing at Wellington Regent: The Rise of Skywalker.

Schedule: Thurs.-Fri., Jan 16-17, at 7 p.m.
Fri-Sat., Jan. 18-19,  2 and 7 p.m.
Mon.-Tues.-Wed., Jan. 20-22, at 7 p.m.

Rated: PG-13 (for sci-fi violence and action).

New proposed WHS gymnasium design calls for larger Crusader head, more simplified look

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Quick… How old is the “new” Wellington High School? The answer would be 15 1/2 years — long enough for school officials to redo the gymnasium floor.

The Wellington school board will be voting on a new floor plan next month. Customarily a wood-flanked gym floor requires sanding, polishing and repainting every 15 years.

Wellington Activities Director Luke Smith brought a new proposed design to the board at its Monday meeting.

He is proposing enlarging the Crusader head to the size of the “Jayhawk” painted on the floor of Allen Fieldhouse. The sidelines will be painted a simple red instead of the tri-colored look the school has now. And the volleyball lines will be painted directly on the floor. 

Evelyn Fell, 97, Caldwell: Sept. 13, 1922 – Jan. 13, 2020

Evelyn Fell

Long-time Caldwell resident Evelyn Fell, age 97, died Monday, January 13, 2020 in Tulsa, Okla. Evelyn is preceded in death by her husband, Herman Fell, of 50 years and many family members and friends.

Both Herman and Evelyn graduated from Caldwell High School and farmed in the community. Evelyn was a homemaker and enjoyed sewing and crafting. She especially enjoyed shopping with friends. Evelyn never met a stranger. She enjoyed visiting with people and had a way of making them feel at ease. Her loving spirit and contagious laughter will be missed.

She spent the last ten years in Tulsa suffering from a continuing illness. Evelyn leaves behind a daughter, Nancy Volavka, grandchildren Shona (Danny) Scott, Trae (Bria) Volavka, and four great-grandchildren, Sheridan, Avery, Anikah, and Aaron, all of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Evelyn was surrounded by her family upon passing.

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Jack Reimer, 61, Wellington: May 28, 1958 – Jan. 14, 2020

Jack Reimer

Jack Reimer, 61, of Wellington died Tuesday, January 14, 2020, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2020 at the Free Will Baptist Church in Wellington. Visitation will be Sunday, January 19, 2020, from 12 until 6 p.m. with the family present from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. A memorial has been established with the Wellington Future Farmers of American and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home P.O. Box 555, 704 N. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152. To leave an online condolence please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, January 15, 2020

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