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Wellington Citywide Garage Sales for this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here are the Citywide Garage Sales we have for this weekend. Garage Sales come rain or shine. Again, if you need to advertise your citywide garage More »

Sumner County Court docket use this one

Sumner Court Docket: April 28, 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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God’s Not Dead 2 is playing at Wellington Regent this weekend

This week at the Regent Theater: God’s Not Dead 2 (see trailer below). Schedule: Friday 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Saturday will 6 p.m. as part of the Coffee Shop More »

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Wellington Police Department receives S.A.F.E. award

Click on picture for larger view of students. by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Seat belts save lives, and Wellington High School Resource Officer James Yunker and 62 Wellington High School students have More »

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Thirteen families near Mayfield will be getting bottled water from the city of Wellington

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Beginning May 1, the 13 families near Mayfield will be getting bottled water from the city of Wellington, after the council approved an agreement between the More »

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Wellington track meet has been cancelled

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington High School track meet for today has been cancelled. Sports schedule weather change rainout

Wellington baseball, softball teams travel to Winfield to get sweeps

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Make it a clean sweep for the Wellington baseball and softball teams in Winfield Thursday afternoon at the Broadway Sports Complex.

The Crusader baseball team would defeat the Vikings 5-2 in game one before destroying Winfield in game two 15-0.

The WHS girls softball team swept Winfield aside, 8-5 and 8-3.

In the boys game, after three scoreless innings, Wellington would score in the fourth and fifth inning. The Vikings scored their only two runs of the game in the bottom of the fifth to close the gap to 4-2. But in the final inning, Wellington would score one run to preserve the win.

Both teams had six hits and two errors. Connor Phelps went 2 of 4, singling in the fourth and doubling in the seventh. Cameron Bartelson had an RBI double and Chevy Nuss had an RBI single.

The Spring Smorgasbord in Mayfield this Saturday raises money for Church and missions

Mayfield SmorgasbordSpecial to Sumner Newscow — Since 1973, the Community of Mayfield has hosted two annual events that benefit the Mayfield Federated Church:  The Spring Smorgasbord and the Fall Lord’s Acre Dinner and Auction. 

The purpose of these programs is to raise money for the Church and missions, both local and global.  These types of celebrations were first introduced into Kansas in 1953 by S. Ben Finley, who at that time was pastor of the Tisdale Methodist Church of rural Winfield. Rev. Finley had no particular guidelines, but thought out the process, step by step.

When asked if this had any scriptural foundation, Rev. Finley turned to the Old Testament. References from Exodus and Leviticus gave the background for bringing the “first fruits” of harvest. It is a means of teaching stewardship whereby we share out time, our talents and our possessions with God.

Wellington Citywide Garage Sales for this weekend…

Citywide garage sale

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here are the Citywide Garage Sales we have for this weekend. Garage Sales come rain or shine. Again, if you need to advertise your citywide garage sale, just post the information in the comment section below.

Happy bargain hunting!

Wellington Middle School to be dismissed at 1 p.m. on Friday

Wellington KnightsSumner Newscow reminderSumner Newscow report — Wellington Middle School will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 29 due to fifth grade orientation. 

Pig Shack BBQ has Chicken Fried Steak as its featured special

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Sumner Court Docket: April 28, 2016 report

Sumner County Court docket use this one

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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Phil Nix is getting settled as new executive director at Wheat Capital Manor

Phil Nix

Phil Nix

by James Jordan, Sumner NewscowPhil Nix is getting settled in as the new executive director at Wheat Capitol Manor, an independent living center with 90 residents at 400 South C Street in Wellington.

Nix replaces Melissa Hamlin, who resigned in February of this year.

The manor operates under the stipulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and follows federal guidelines through HUD. The authority board is designated by the city council to oversee the operation. Hamlin had been executive director for 10 years.

The manor had some controversy late in 2014 and into 2015 with disagreements between Hamlin and the board, and several board members resigned at that time.

Dixie Kay Bright, 68, Wellington: Nov. 15, 1947 – April 26, 2016

Dixie Kay Bright, age 68, of Wellington, died Tuesday evening, April 26, 2016 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Dixie Kay (McQain) Bright was born on November 15, 1947 in Wellington to Eli McQain and Geneva (Baughman) McQain.

Dixie was a retired bus driver for the Naples, Fla. school district.  She had lived in Naples, FL for several years before moving back to Wellington last summer.

Georgia Jeanne Meyer, 90, Wellington: July 3, 1925 – April 22, 2016

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Georgia J. Meyer

Georgia Jeanne Meyer, age 90, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016. She was surrounded by her daughters and family. Georgia worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 42 years and retired in 1981.

Georgia J. (Shields) Meyer was born July 3, 1925 in Wellington, KS to Sidney J. Shields and Malinda (Schultz) Shields. Georgia grew up and lived in Wellington her entire life. She graduated from Wellington High School with the class of 1943.

On September 3, 1946 in Wellington, Georgia married Dale Duane Meyer, beginning a 69 year union filled with joy, friendship and happiness. Together they raised three daughters. He preceded her in death on September 3, 2015 on their 69th Anniversary.

Georgia’s lifelong needlepoint and embroidery hobby resulted in many years of beautiful gifts that will be cherished by family and friends.

God’s Not Dead 2 is playing at Wellington Regent this weekend

God's Not Dead 2

This week at the Regent Theater: God’s Not Dead 2 (see trailer below).

Schedule: Friday 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Saturday will 6 p.m. as part of the Coffee Shop No. 7 celebration.   

Rated: PG (for some thematic elements). Time: 2 hours 1 minute.

Movie Synopsis: A high-school teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) fights for the right to discuss Jesus in her public classroom. This sequel to the 2014 faith-based box office hit God’s Not Dead also stars Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White and Ray Wise.

Wellington Police Department receives S.A.F.E. award

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Wellington S.A.F.E. students.

Wellington S.A.F.E. students.

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by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Seat belts save lives, and Wellington High School Resource Officer James Yunker and 62 Wellington High School students have been actively relaying this message as part of the “Seat belts Are For Everyone” program.

 The Wellington Police Department recently received an award at the S.A.F.E. conference in Topeka, for being the best law enforcement agency for a small agency in the state of Kansas.

“Wellington is the only school actively participating in the program in Sumner County,” Yunker said.

The S.A.F.E. program is offered to Kansas school districts as part of an educational program through the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office.

“The program starts at the beginning of the school year,” Yunker said. “The members of S.A.F.E., who are also S.A.D.D. members, do a pre-survey of who is wearing seat belts at the high school.”

Woods Park has reopened

logo-cityWellingtonSumner Newscow report — The flooding water from Tuesday’s storm has receded and Woods Park in Wellington is now open. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Deadline to order WHS Yearbook is tomorrow

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, April 28, 2016:

Thursday

Baseball at Winfield.

Softball at Winfield.

JV Golf at Tex Consolver.

JV Tennis at McPherson.

Golf at Hesston Golf Park.

Senior Interviews.

Friday

Track at WHS.

Today’s lunch Italian Pasta Bake, Green Pepper Strips, Steamed Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Brownie, Hot Roll and Milk.

Thursday’s lunch Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Pineapple Chunks, Hot Roll and Milk.

Today’s News:

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

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Thirteen families near Mayfield will be getting bottled water from the city of Wellington

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by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Beginning May 1, the 13 families near Mayfield will be getting bottled water from the city of Wellington, after the council approved an agreement between the city and KDHE at a special meeting Wednesday.

The city was told recently it had to stop letting people use untreated water from water lines, a practice that had been in place since the 1950s. Wellington has been pumping millions of gallons of water off these properties for the past 50 years, and part of the deal was, the people would get free water, though it was untreated.

The rule apparently came down from the federal government to the state, and the state has handed it down to the cities. Talks have been going on for some time, but nothing was done until the deadline neared.

The city council approved an agreement that Mayor Shelley Hansel had been given from KDHE earlier in the week. The council discussed this at its last meeting and passed a resolution saying it would not cut people’s water off until a solution could be reached.

It seems KDHE agreed to that — to some degree. The city will have to supply people with water or drinking and cooking, and the people can still use untreated water for other things, like bathing, washing clothes and outdoor use.

T.D. Barbecue will be selling ribs at the Beta Sigma Phi Pub Crawl Saturday

T.D. Barbecue

THE BETA SIGMA PHI PUB CRAWL IS THIS SATURDAY IN WELLINGTON AND TD.’S BARBECUE WILL BE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION TO SUPPLY ANY THIRSTY CRAWLERS AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE A SPECIAL OF ONE HALF SLAB OF RIBS, CHOICE OF TWO SIDES AND A DRINK FOR $10.99! 

Also, there will be the regular menu items.
Just look for the Pink truck!

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(Updated) Commerce City trucker strikes car, toll booth on turnpike this morning

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Sumner Newscow report – Christopher Jay McGahey, 32, of Commerce City, Colo. driving a 2005 Peterbilt semi-truck struck a 2004 Mercury Monterey driven by George Britt, 50, of Wichita at the Kansas Turnpike at 2:42 a.m. Wednesday morning at the South Kansas Turnpike Toll Booth, southeast of Wellington.

The toll booth was knocked on its side.

According to the Kansas Turnpike accident report, there were only minor injuries.

Britt was taking a toll ticket when the McGahey failed to stop, striking his Monterey in the rear-end.  Troopers do not know how fast the semi was going at the time of the collision.

The 2016 storm that wasn’t – no tornados, little hail and much needed moisture hits Sumner County

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This video shot by Terrence Nichols of Wellington showed the rotating clouds west of Wellington yesterday afternoon.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The great storm of 2016 passed through Sumner County, not coming close to its pre hype. However, there has been some slight flooding and Woods Park in Wellington is now closed until further notice the city of Wellington just announced.

Sumner County Emergency Management Director James Fair said two funnel clouds formed in the Mayfield-Perth area, but neither one would touch to the ground.

“Not that we know of,” Fair reiterated.

Fair said the funnel system formed just north and west of Perth, but lowered slightly never reaching the ground. The second funnel was located south of Mayfield, but it too did not touch ground. The tornado-like system traveled north and dissipated about two or three miles south of Anson.

As far as hail is concerned, that too would not match the hype. Fair said there was some quarter to half-dollar sized hail in the Conway Springs area. But the rest of Sumner County was spared of any hail damage.

The county did get some nice rain from the storm. Wellington received one inch of rain. Argonia had 2.5 inches. Belle Plaine had 1.34 inches and there was two inches in Peck.

“It varied greatly across the county,” Fair said.

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