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College football $100 contest

Winner to receive $100 in 4th annual Sumner Newscow/The Dore Contest

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner Newscow and The Dore have joined forces for the fourth annual “Sumner Newscow- The Dore 2014-15 College Bowl Contest.” As has been the case in More »

Sumner Newscow letter to editor

Letter to the editor: A devastating injury does not rule out hope

To the editor: Tracy, I read your story on the Crusaders Boys win over Kingman and you are so correct we have a team this year (see story here). I wish them More »

Wellington over Mulvane usethis one feature

Wellington teams sweep Mulvane before Christmas break (updated with JV, C team scores)

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Merry Christmas, Wellington. You just swept Mulvane. All five Wellington basketball teams including the varsity boys and girls basketball teams were victorious over the green and More »

Wheat Capital unrest

Convoluted controversy at Wheat Capital Manor in Wellington has many upset

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It was an unusual motion. At its Tuesday meeting, the Wellington City Council voted to continue a discussion for one week later over a controversy that More »

Garage sale templete use this one

Post your FREE Garage Sale Ads here

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for Dec. 19-21, 2014. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section More »

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Dec. 19 – Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Friday, Dec. 19 to Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014: 

Winner to receive $100 in 4th annual Sumner Newscow/The Dore Contest

College football $100 contest

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner Newscow and The Dore have joined forces for the fourth annual “Sumner Newscow- The Dore 2014-15 College Bowl Contest.”

As has been the case in the first three years, the winner gets $100 in cold cash. Second prize gets a $50 gift certificate to The Dore. Third prize gets a $25 gift certificate to The Dore.

Click here for a printable form. 

You have two ways to enter.

W.D. “Budd” Nugen, 72, Wellington: March 16, 1942 – Dec. 19, 2014

W.D. “Budd” Nugen, owner of Nugen & Sons Construction, died Friday, December 19, 2014 at Via Christi – St. Joseph in Wichita, KS at the age of 72.

Budd was born the son of Mary (Michael) and George Nugen on Monday, March 16, 1942 in Cassville, MO.

On December 12, 1960, Budd and Mary Sue Brown were united in marriage in Derby, KS. Together they celebrated over 54 years of marriage.

Letter to the editor: A devastating injury does not rule out hope

Sumner Newscow letter to editor

To the editor:

Tracy, I read your story on the Crusaders Boys win over Kingman and you are so correct we have a team this year (see story here). I wish them the best and will be cheering for them all the way.

I also read your report on the Lady Crusaders. You made mention of the devastating season ending injury to Caitie Williams. Devastating is not even close to the words I would like to yell to the world right now! But in the words of Paul Harvey, “Here’s the rest of the story”!

Countryside Motors urges you to act now on Special Tax Alert

Countryside ad blog part 1 12-20-14

 

Click below for Special Holiday Schedule at Countryside Motors: 

Help wanted: Two positions available at Sumner County Health Department

Sumner Newscow report — The following job openings are at the Sumner County Heath Department:

Healthy Start Home Visitor position open. The position provides outreach and support services to pregnant women and mothers of newborns. Also performs clerical and support duties. Candidate must possess reliable transportations and a valid KS Driver’s License; pass physical and criminal background check. Application closing date 12/31/2014.  Pay Level 3-$8.75-$14.39/ hr, Based on Qualifications. Apply online at www.HRePartners.com.  For complete job description contact Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington, Room 101, Wellington, KS  67152.  Phone 620 326 3395. EOE

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Registered Nurse position available.  Full-time and Part-time positions will be considered.  Performs home health nursing services and general public health services.  Some weekend and on-call work required.

Wellington teams sweep Mulvane before Christmas break (updated with JV, C team scores)

Wellington over Mulvane usethis one feature
Mekenna Adams, a freshman, helps lift Wellington to victory.

Mekenna Adams, a freshman, helps lift Wellington to victory.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Merry Christmas, Wellington. You just swept Mulvane.

All five Wellington basketball teams including the varsity boys and girls basketball teams were victorious over the green and white Friday night during the Crusaders home opener.

Wellington boys improved to 4-1 with a 70-52 victory over Mulvane. The Wellington girls would improve to 2-3 with a 53-26 win.

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Boys win big 

Berva Phillips, 89, Wellington: June 19, 1925 – Dec. 18, 2014

Berva Phillips

Berva Phillips

Berva Marie Phillips, age 89, long time Wellington resident, died Thursday evening, December 18, 2014 at Sumner County Care Center in Wellington.  Through the years Berva had worked for the Sumner County Welfare Department for 15 years and was also Office Manager at Cedarview Good Samaritan Center for 15 years.

Berva Marie (Miller) Phillips was born on June 19, 1925 in Erie, KS to Rolla Frank Miller and Beulah Luella (Dunham) Miller.  She was a graduate of Baker University.

Berva married Kenneth D. Phillips on April 18, 1948 at the First Methodist Church in Baldwin City, KS.  He preceded her in death on February 6, 2008.

Convoluted controversy at Wheat Capital Manor in Wellington has many upset

Wheat Capital unrest

City council Wheat Capital Manor

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It was an unusual motion. At its Tuesday meeting, the Wellington City Council voted to continue a discussion for one week later over a controversy that has erupted between some members of the Wheat Capitol Manor staff and three members of the Wellington Housing Authority board.

After a 45 minute discussion at its regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, the council voted to take a recess from an audience participation agenda and  reconvene on Tuesday, Dec. 23 at 12:30 p.m. in the recreation room of the Wheat Capitol Manor at 400 South C Street.

Does it sound complicated? Well, try writing this story.

Sumner Newscow has broke this story into five segments. The first part involves the background of the Wheat Capital Manor – an independent living center in Wellington and the Wellington Housing Authority board that oversees it. The second involves how the conflict arose. The third involves how the Wellington City Council got involved. The fourth involves the meeting itself. The fifth is the reaction from the three members of the WHA who are being questioned.

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The background 

Nancy Keltch, 71, formerly of Wellington: Sept. 24, 1943 – Dec. 16, 2014

Nance Keitch

Nancy Keltch

Nancy W. Keltch, of Owensboro, Kentucky — formerly of Wellington — beloved mother and grandmother, died Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in her home at the age of 71.

Nancy was born the daughter of Walter and Kathleen (Sheedy) Ware on Friday, September 24, 1943 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

On February 25, 1975, Nancy and Jack D. Keltch were united in marriage in Alva, Oklahoma. Together they celebrated over 34 years of marriage.

Post your FREE Garage Sale Ads here

Garage sale templete use this one

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for Dec. 19-21, 2014. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting!

Happy bargain selling and hunting!

Wellington police notes: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, December 18, 2014:

Lindsey Nicole Blansett’s call to Sumner County 911

Lindsey Blansett

Lindsey Blansett

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a You Tube recording made through the Wichita Eagle of the Sumner County 911 call during the night of the alleged murder. Lindsey Nicole Blansett tells a Sumner County dispatcher that she stabbed her son at her Wellington Kansas house because “thought somebody was coming in.” She has been charged with first degree murder in the death of her 10-year-old son.
Before listening to recording, parental discretion is advised.

Official obituary: Caleb Chad Blansett, Feb. 23, 2004 – Dec. 14, 2014

Caleb Blansett

Caleb Blansett

Caleb Chad Blansett died Sunday, December 14, 2014 at his home in Wellington at the age of 10.

Caleb was born the son of Clint and Nicole (Womack) Blansett on Monday, February 23, 2004 in Fairfield, California.

Like most boys his age, Caleb loved spending his days outside. He loved being in sports and being with his friends at school. Caleb was a great kid that did his best to care for those he loved and knew. He will be missed by many.

Survivors include his father, Clint Blansett of Winfield, mother, Nicole Blansett of Wellington, sister, Cadence Blansett of Wellington, grandparents: Mary Keating of Diane, Texas, Hatch Womack of Nocona, Texas and Carrie McMahan-Murphy of Wellington, great-grandmother, Carol McMahan of Wellington, uncle, Chad Blansett of Grafwoher, Germany, uncle, Hunter Womack of Thailand.  

United Country Theurer Auction/Realty holds ribbon cutting, open house Wednesday

Theurer Auction ribbon cutting in new digs.

Theurer Auction ribbon cutting in new digs.

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — United Country Theurer Auction/Realty held a ribbon cutting and open house Wednesday afternoon at their new complex at 1101 E. 16th Street. The new office used to be home of Tan Express.

The details of how that all came about can be found in the feature here.  For the latest information on auctions and real estate sales click here.

‘Big Hero 6′ to be played at Wellington Regent this weekend

Big Hero 6 at Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: “Big Hero 6.” (Movie trailer is below).

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

Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour, 33 minutes

Movie Synopsis: With all the heart and humor audiences expect from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6″ is an action-packed comedy-adventure about robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius-thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tamago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred.

Fern Hobbs, 94, Wellington: April 4, 1920 – Dec. 17, 2014

Fern Hobbs

Fern Hobbs

Fern B. Hobbs, 94, lifelong Wellington resident, died Wednesday morning, December 17, 2014 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  She was a homemaker and also had worked for the school lunch program for many years.

Fern (Brown) Hobbs was born on April 4, 1920 in Wellington, KS to Edward B. Brown and Sarah Elizabeth Gruber.  She was a graduate of Wellington High School with the Class of 1938.

Fern married David T. Hobbs on December 28, 1944 in Englewood, CA.  He preceded her in death in 1994.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

Wellington Police notes Wednesday, December 17, 2014

James Robert Chaney, 54, Wichita: April 29, 1960 – Nov. 28, 2014

James Robert Chaney, 54, of Wichita, died November 28, 2014.

James was born April 29, 1960 in Belleville, Kans. He was the son of E.J. and Margie (Hall) Chaney and graduated from Belleville High School in 1977. James enjoyed golfing, watching any kind of sporting event, especially KU sports.

James is survived by his father, E.J. Chaney of Rancho Viejo, Texas; brother Mitchell and wife Susan of Brownsville, Texas; son Kendric Chaney of Wichita, Kansas; special friend Valarie Holmes of Wichita, Kansas.

Scheduling hearing on Blansett case has been continued to Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m.

Sumner Newscow news report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Lindsey Blansett, 33, of Wellington made her first appearance in Sumner County District Court for a scheduling hearing this morning.

Judge William Mott accepted the motion by defense lawyer Mike Brown to continue the hearing until Jan. 8 at 1:30 p.m.

Blansett has been charged with first degree murder of her 10-year-old son Caleb Blansett which allegedly occurred Sunday, Dec. 14 at their Wellington home on 902 W. 7th in Wellington. She appeared before the court in handcuffs and an orange jumpsuit.

Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said the scheduling hearing is usually held to determine whether the suspect needs a competency evaluation or ask for a preliminary hearing.

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