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School bond election 2015

Wellington school board, Belle Plaine City Council primary to be held Tuesday

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There will be two primary elections in Sumner County this Tuesday for local races. There will be a primary for the USD 353 school board candidates More »

Senior night winning

Wellington boys and girls wrap up regular season with wins

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It was Senior Night at Crusaders gymnasium and although there wasn’t a lot of poetic basketball, it was a good evening for the silver and red. More »

2015 state qualifiers feature

Pelkey, Haydon, Brand, Lujan venture to Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Four Wellington wrestlers will be headed to Salina for the Class 4A State Tournament, starting Friday and Saturday. Andrew Pelkey at 152 pounds, Joey Haydon at More »

Kansas Hometown showdown

“Like” Wellington and Caldwell picture to help them advance in Kansas League of Municipalities bracket contest

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The League of Municipalities is hosting a “Homedown Showdown” on its Facebook business page – and Wellington and Caldwell are participating in a Round 6 tournament More »

Crusader sports news

Wellington basketball teams to wrap up season tonight against Clearwater

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys and girls basketball teams will be wrapping up the regular season tonight against Clearwater at Wellington High School gymnasium. It will be senior More »

Winter Weather Advisory set for Sumner County

by James Fair, Sumner County Emergency Management Director — A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY is in effect for Sumner County from 5 a.m. Saturday morning through noon on Sunday.

Light snow will fall across south central Kansas late this afternoon into this evening…with light accumulations up to around 1 inch.

Some slick roadways may be possible.

There will be multiple rounds of snow and wintry mix weather throughout the weekend. Storm total snowfall accumulations of 3 to 5 inches are forecast…with light ice accumulations possible along and south of a Pratt/Kingman/Wichita line.3-day ice accumulation3-day snow forecast

Periods of light wintry precipitation will be possible Monday night through Wednesday. A significant winter storm does not look likely during those days.

Wellington school board, Belle Plaine City Council primary to be held Tuesday

School bond election 2015

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There will be two primary elections in Sumner County this Tuesday for local races. There will be a primary for the USD 353 school board candidates at large, in which all of those in the Wellington school district will be eligible to vote.

The candidates for the this primary will be Jackie Glasgow, Carley Moberg, Janette Moser and Fatema Yunker. The top two candidates will then advance to the general election in April.

Qualified voters will vote at the Raymond Frye Complex, except those who reside in Osborne, Sumner and Downs Townships.  They would vote at the Mayfield Grocery Store Annex.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, February 26, 2015

Live Tweet: Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament


Wellington boys and girls wrap up regular season with wins

Senior night winning

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It was Senior Night at Crusaders gymnasium and although there wasn’t a lot of poetic basketball, it was a good evening for the silver and red.

Wellington boys would finally topple Clearwater 50-39. Earlier in the evening the Wellington girls beat the Indians 34-22.

Now comes sub-state. The pairings will be released Saturday by the Kansas State High School Activities Association.

“We are back to square one,” said Brian Buchanan, Wellington head boy basketball coach. “We are 0-0 and from this point forward it will be about who wants it the most.” 

Pelkey, Haydon, Brand, Lujan venture to Class 4A State Wrestling Tournament

2015 state qualifiers feature

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Four Wellington wrestlers will be headed to Salina for the Class 4A State Tournament, starting Friday and Saturday.

Andrew Pelkey at 152 pounds, Joey Haydon at 182, Skylar Brand at 220, Miguel Lujan at heavyweight will begin their venture to Salina Bicentennial Center. Fan information on pricing and location can be found here.

General admission gates open at 8 a.m. The first round starts at 10 a.m. The second-round championship quarterfinals is at 2 p.m. and the first round consolation and championship semifinals is scheduled for 4 p.m.

Session II starts Saturday at 9 a.m. and will run through the evening. Sumner Newscow will have live twitter updates throughout the tournament as long as there are Wellington wrestlers involved. 

Blansett mental evaluation testing is on 45-day waiting list in Larned

Lindsey Nicole Blansett

Lindsey Nicole Blansett

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said in court today that Lindsey Nicole Blansett is currently on a 45-day waiting list to receive a mental competency evaluation report from Larned State Hospital.

Sumner County District Judge Scott McQuin therefore granted a stay in the case until 1:30 p.m. on March 26 so that the prosecution and defense can update him on further developments. Blansett, 33, of Wellington is accused of first degree murder of her 10-year-old son at her home on Dec. 14, 2014.

Spencer said his office is trying to see whether her tests which will determine whether Blansett is mentally competent to stand trial can be moved up on the waiting list because of the nature of the case. 

“Like” Wellington and Caldwell picture to help them advance in Kansas League of Municipalities bracket contest

Kansas Hometown showdown

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The League of Municipalities is hosting a “Homedown Showdown” on its Facebook business page – and Wellington and Caldwell are participating in a Round 6 tournament bracket. It’s important to bring the victory home for your favorite community!

The winning town will be featured on the cover of the Kansas Government Journal. To vote for a city just “like” the photos that is submitted at this website here:

This is the photo for Wellington:

Wellington photo hometown showdown

The direct link to “like” is here. 

This is the photo for Caldwell:

Caldwell photo hometown

The direct link to “like” is here

The winner advances to the second round.

This is part of an overall bracket. Currently there are 64 or so towns. The winners will advance to the round of 32 just like the NCAA basketball tournament. The bracket is below. Click on here for a larger version of the bracket.

Wellington basketball teams to wrap up season tonight against Clearwater

Crusader sports news

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys and girls basketball teams will be wrapping up the regular season tonight against Clearwater at Wellington High School gymnasium. It will be senior night. Girls tipoff at 6 p.m. with the boys following at 7:45 p.m. C team boys play at 4:15 p.m.

For both teams, this will be the last game where losing won’t end the season. Next week, both teams will embark on the post-season basketball tournaments. Wellington is scheduled to play in the Winfield sub-state, which will also include Mulvane and Rose Hill.  The official sub-state seedings for Class 4A have not been released.

Neither the Wellington girls or boys will gain or lose anything as far as positioning is concerned with tonight’s games. Wellington boys are guaranteed the No. 2 seed. The Crusaders are 9-10 while Winfield is 13-6.

Wellington boys will play either Rose Hill or Mulvane in the first round.

Wellington Hospital reunion to be held March 14 in basement of old facility

Sumner Newscow report — It’s been 20 years since Wellington Hospital closed its doors. But that doesn’t mean the spirit of the hospital doesn’t continue to live.

Former employees of Wellington Hospital will be meeting at the old hospital in its basement on Saturday, March 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring snack foods and enjoy the fellowship.

For more information call Donna Hubbard at 326-3865. 

Fifty Shades of Grey playing at Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

Fifth Shades of Grey at Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: Fifty Shades of Grey (trailer is below)

Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.

Rated: R. Time: 1 hour 50 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: E.L. James’ kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy pen from secrets in his past.

Help wanted: Real Estate Title Insurance Company Escrow Officer

“Real Estate Title Insurance Company seeking Escrow Officer to handle Real Estate Closings.  Call 620.326.7460.”

WHS Daily Bulletin: Madrigal tryouts are set for March 2-5

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015:

Thursday

• Basketball at Wellington vs. Clearwater.

Friday

• State Wrestling 10 a.m.- Salina.

Saturday

• State Wrestling 9 a.m.- Salina.

Thursday lunch: Baked ham, potatos/brown gravy, green beans, angel biscuit/jelly, pineapple chunks.

Friday lunch: Macaroni and cheese, meat balls, peas, baby carrots, bread/jelly, apple.

Today’s news:

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Basketball sub-state brackets set for Class 3A to 1A

sub-state pairings announced

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State High School Activities Association just recently announced the Class 3A to Class 1A Div. II sub-state basketball pairings. Class 4A brackets won’t be released until later this week.

The sub-states and pairings involving Sumner County teams are as follows:

Class 3A — DOUGLASS SUB-STATE(Conway Springs, Belle Plaine)

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Ashley Pearson is convicted of misdemeanor theft of elderly man’s residence after medical emergency

Sumner Newscow local news report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A Wellington woman is awaiting sentencing tomorrow morning by a Sumner County District Court Judge, after a jury found her guilty of misdemeanor theft of an elderly man’s home, who at the time was being rushed to Sumner Regional Medical Center for a medical emergency.

Ashley Pearson

Ashley Pearson

Although the Sumner County jury found Ashley Pearson, born in 1989, of Wellington guilty of misdemeanor theft last week, it found her innocent of level 7 felony burglary and level 9 felony theft.

Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer had charged her with two felonies, which if convicted could have put Pearson in jail for a certain period. Instead — with the lesser single misdemeanor conviction — that may not be the case.

Her alleged accomplice Curtis Callaway is scheduled for a jury trial for the same alleged crime(s) on March 10. He too will be facing level 7 burglary and level 9 theft charges.

Pearson and Callaway were accused of entering the house of an elderly man on 306 W. 12th Street in Wellington in the early morning of July 25, 2014.

Wellington boys lose, but Oxford boys, Conway Springs and South Haven girls win

Basketball today's newsBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys basketball team lost a tough one in Circle; Oxford boys took down Central Burden and South Haven girls clinched first in the South Central Border League.

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Circle 58 Wellington 56 

One thing the Wellington boys have been doing as of late is keeping it interesting.

It started with the upset win at Winfield. Then there was the comeback that fell short against Andale. After a 40-point win at Mulvane, Wellington came just inches short of a huge come-from-behind win over Wichita Collegiate before losing by 3.

Then on Tuesday, Wellington lost by 2 at Circle in front of a spirited hometown Towanda crowd on their Senior Night.

Wellington girls beat Circle 54-44 to improve record to 12-7

Crusader head logoSumner Newscow report — Wellington girls basketball team defeated Circle 54-44 Tuesday in front of loud and packed gym.  This was the last game to be played in the Circle High School gym and the home crowd showed up in full force.

“Our girls knew this would be a very difficult task tonight,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head coach. “We talked about that in the locker room following the game. This team just keeps coming at you for four quarters and the result

is winning a lot of games that come down to the last four minutes of the game.”

With the win, Wellington improved its overall record to 12-7 and have won 10 of its last 12 contest.  

Help wanted: SRMC is seeking an experienced surgical nurse

Peri-Operative/Surgical Nurse

Sumner Regional Medical Center is seeking an experienced Surgical Nurse to join our Surgery Team.  Applicant should have experience in pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care.  Would be required to scrub in for cases and on occasion assist with central sterile processing and housekeeping related to OR turn-around. Send resume or apply in person to Allen Keller, Director of Human Resources, 1323 North A Street, Wellington, KS  67152 or e-mail to  allenk@srmcks.org

SRMC is a Drug/Tobacco Free  Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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