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Wellington girls rise to No. 10 in the Topeka Capital Journal “Super 10” poll

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It seems each week the Wellington girls basketball team, which hosts Winfield Tuesday, gets even more accolades. The undefeated Crusaders approached another milestone this week. Wellington More »

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Guest Editorial II: In the long run the irrigation system could bring great $$$ to golf course

The following is a guest editorial by Eric Pierce, who is an independent business consultant and an avid Sumner Newscow reader… by Eric Pierce, an independent consultant —  First the Wellington Golf More »

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Guest editorial: New Legislation could help SRMC receive an additional $583,000 a year

Commentary by Kim Moore, President, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund — New legislation titled “The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas” program would make health insurance affordable for hardworking Kansas people with low More »

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Special Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Super Bowl question

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Wellington teams have work cut out for them; Conway Springs, South Haven have big contests tonight

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is February and this is crunch time for Kansas high school basketball teams across the state. Here is a preview of the weekend ahead for More »

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The Revenant starts tonight at the Wellington Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: The Revenant (see trailer below) Schedule: Thursday at 7 p.m., Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Rated: R. Time: 2 hour 36 More »

Wellington City Council looking for volunteers to complete housing assessment for grant

logo-cityWellingtonSumner Newscow report — The Wellington City Council is looking for volunteers to assist the city in completing a Housing Assessment Tool which is part of the Community Development Building Grant. There is potential for a $300,000 grant geared to improving affordable housing in Wellington.

The first meeting is Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the Wellington Economic Development office. Currently, there is two city staff members, two council members, two real estate, and two from the general public. The council is looking for representatives from the local churches, hospital, county health department, 353, etc.

Wellington 7th grade girls, 8th boys in Pioneer League tournament championship tonight

Wellington KnightsSumner Newscow report — The Wellington seventh grade girls and eighth grade boys survived the weekend and will play for the Pioneer League Tournament Championship tonight.

The Wellington 7th girls will play El Dorado in Winfield at 5 p.m., attempting to complete the undefeated season.

Wellington 8th boys are playing Mulvane at Ark City tonight at 6:15 p.m.

The Wellington seventh boys and eighth girls were eliminated this weekend.

Results of the Pioneer League games this past weekend are as follows: 

E-Waste Collection Day is Saturday, Feb. 13 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

E-Waste Collection Day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center is on Saturday ~ FEBRUARY 13, 2016 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.  For more information about the operating hours, please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.  For questions concerning specific items to be collected or information destruction, please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings).

Wellington girls rise to No. 10 in the Topeka Capital Journal “Super 10” poll

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It seems each week the Wellington girls basketball team, which hosts Winfield Tuesday, gets even more accolades.

The undefeated Crusaders approached another milestone this week. Wellington is currently in the “Girls Super 10” in the Topeka Capital Journal. That’s a poll that lists all the girls teams in all classes.

The super rankings are as follows:

1. Wichita South (1) 14-0.

2. Olathe South (3) 13-0.

3. Miege (3) 13-1.

4. Shawnee Mission- Northwest (4) 12-1.

5. Aquinas (6) 11-3.

6. Olathe East (7) 12-2.

7. Derby (8) 14-1.

8. Shawnee Heights (10) 12-2.

9. Salina Central (9) 12-2.

10. Wellington (NR) 14-0.

See full Topeka Capital Journal poll here.

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Sumner County Sheriff Report: Weekly jail booking – Feb. 1 to Feb. 7, 2016

Sheriff deputy badgeSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Feb. 1 to Feb. 7, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

Wellington High School starts its week-long homecoming celebration

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is Wellington High School homecoming week where everyone gets to dress up and be goofy leading up to the big events this Friday.

Pictured above from left, McKenna Oathout, Ryleigh Buck, Allison McCue, Abby Goodrum and Madi Adams are dressed up as part of the ‘Merica Monday festivities. The rest of the week will include:

Tuesday- Twinning Tuesday

Wednesday- Camo Wednesday

Thursday- Tie Dye Thursday

Friday- School Pride Friday.

Friday will culminate the full week of festivities with the Wellington-Andale basketball game followed by the Duke ceremonies. The Duke candidates include:

WHS Daily Bulletin: Crusader students do exceptional in recent forensics tournaments

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Feb. 8, 2016:

Monday

No events scheduled.

Tuesday

•Wellington home vs. Winfield, 6 p.m.

•Jostens at lunch – sophomore class rings.

Wednesday

No events  scheduled.

Thursday

•Wrestling at Circle, 6 p.m.

Friday

•Basketball at Wellington vs. Andale Homecoming.

Saturday

•Wrestling at Remington, 9 a.m.

Today’s lunch — Chili, Tortilla Chips, Celery and Cucumbers, Cinnamon Roll, Peaches and Milk

Wellington Police Notes: Friday to Sunday, Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2016

WPD Wellington police notes logoWellington Police notes Friday to Sunday, Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2016:

Help wanted: PRN Registration Clerk at Sumner Regional Medical Center

Help Wanted adHelp wanted: PRN Registration Clerk Sumner Regional Medical Center has one immediate opening for a PRN Registration Clerk in our Business Office. Monday – Friday on our 1st (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) or 2nd shift (3:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.), and Saturday – Sunday (11a.m. – 11 p.m.), whichever is needed. Registers and admits patients, to ensure all outpatients are pre-authorized and have pre-certification. Serves as clerical support for the Business Office. High school diploma and six months related experience is preferred. Interested individuals should send resume or apply in person to:

Guest Editorial II: In the long run the irrigation system could bring great $$$ to golf course

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The following is a guest editorial by Eric Pierce, who is an independent business consultant and an avid Sumner Newscow reader…

by Eric Pierce, an independent consultant —  First the Wellington Golf Irrigation System investment although seems staggering to many is actually quite a sound and intelligent investment. Sticker shock has people wondering why we are doing this when so much turmoil remains in the majority of the city. I have created an “Impact Analysis” of the new irrigation system. I am basing this solely on round cost and rounds played and projecting general modest increases and decreases in certain areas. I will breakdown the reasoning behind those later. Look at my following figure here.

In 2015, according to WGC figures, there were 18,000 rounds played at the Wellington Golf Course — 6,000 rounds of the 18,000 are from out of town golfers. The basis for this analysis is to not only retain that current rate of out of town rounds but slightly increase them through a more efficient/more manicured course. Another reason for this analysis is to prove that it is a sound investment. Because of the cost of the new irrigation system the cost of a round needs to increase roughly $2 a round to begin to offset the cost. It will only be a fraction of the cost but we have to start somewhere! Also inflation needs to be addressed so increasing the dollars per round only generates additional revenues as the price for a round of golf is generally fairly elastic as long as your course is maintained.

Guest editorial: New Legislation could help SRMC receive an additional $583,000 a year

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Commentary by Kim Moore, President, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund — New legislation titled “The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas” program would make health insurance affordable for hardworking Kansas people with low incomes. It provides a bridge from public assistance into the private market over time by promoting personal responsibility and accountability.

This new Kansas solution is not Obamacare. It is centered on our values of hard work and personal responsibility – a solution that does not leave those in need without health care coverage. The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas is not only good for 150,000 Kansans; it also is good for Kansas taxpayers, businesses and the economy.

Opponents of expansion tend to use the term “able-bodied” to describe a population they imply does not deserve access to health insurance. These are our bus drivers, child care workers, medical assistants, dishwashers, housekeepers, landscapers, fast food workers, college students and single parents staying home with young children. They are a vulnerable population, too, and to suggest otherwise because they are “able-bodied” is incorrect.

Wellington teams are victorious; Conway Springs girls finally beat Garden Plain

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Both Wellington varsity basketball teams were victorious in Augusta. The Conway Springs girls scored a big league win over Garden Plain, but the boys had no such luck…

Wellington boys 73 Augusta 69

The Crusader boys would hit nine three-pointers, including five in the first quarter to pull off a huge win on the road.

Wellington is now at .500 with a 7-7 record.

A.J. Snipes scored 24 points to lift the Crusaders to victory. Wesley Gilmore had 10.

The Crusaders opened hot, getting treys from Gilmore, Snipes and Cade Phelps as both teams were tied 21-all at the end of the first quarter. Wellington opened up a seven point lead in the second, holding Augusta to 10 points. At the half it was 38-31.

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Pre-order your flowers today at Wellington’s own Kelly General Store, Inc. at 314 E. Harvey. Call 620-326-2020 or e-mail them at kellygenstore@gmail.com
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Special Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Super Bowl question

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Wellington teams have work cut out for them; Conway Springs, South Haven have big contests tonight

Sumner weekly basketball report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is February and this is crunch time for Kansas high school basketball teams across the state. Here is a preview of the weekend ahead for the seven Sumner County schools:

Wellington

The Crusader basketball teams are still in non-league play with a trip to Augusta tonight.

The Wellington girls are 13-0 and will meet a dangerous Oriole team that is 7-6 and winners of three straight including a 54-26 victory over Mulvane Tuesday night.

The Wellington boys are jockeying for position in the sub-state tournament to be here later this month. The Crusaders are 6-7 and currently the top seed with Rose Hill at 4-11, Mulvane at 2-12 and Winfield 1-12.

Augusta will be tough for the Wellington boys, bringing in an identical 6-7 record into tonight’s game.

Conway Springs

Garden Plain snapped the Conway Springs boys winning streak last Friday. But tonight, the Cardinals have the opportunity to settle the score and win an important league game as they travel to Garden Plain.

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Wellington National Honor Society Patti Sober scholarship taco dinner is Tuesday

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Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington National Honor Society is creating the Patti Sober Memorial Scholarship and will start raising funds. The NHS will be hosting a taco dinner fundraiser on Tuesday, February 9 during the Wellington-Winfield High School basketball games at home.

The dinner will be $6 a plate, and donations will be accepted. Wellington High School senior Dietra Sober will be there as the NHS president making sure everything runs smoothly.

DATE CHANGE! Sumner County Conservation District Bankers Award Dinner and Meeting is Feb. 20

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WHS Daily Bulletin: January Students of the month are announced

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016:

Friday

•Basketball, Wellington at Augusta.

•Wrestling at Rose Hill, 11 a.m.

•Special K Basketball at Wellington, 1 p.m.

Saturday

•ACT Test.

•Wrestling at Rose Hill, 10 a.m.

•JV wrestling at Wichita South, 9 a.m.

Today’s lunch — Sloppy Joe, Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Tostitos and Milk.

Monday’s lunch — Chili, Tortilla Chips, Celery and Cucumbers, Cinnamon Roll, Peaches and Milk.

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