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Regent this week: Monster Hunter, St. Elmo’s Fire, AFC Championship game

 Playing this week: Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m. Also this week: Throwback Thursday – St. Elmo’s Fire (1985) – 7 p.m., $5 More »

Nothing normal about this year’s Wellington girls and boys basketball season… here’s an update

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls are sitting at 6-2 having just played a couple of gut-wrenching games. Andale is looming Friday. The Wellington boys are in quarantine until More »

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The inauguration question

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Sports news update: Schedule changes, scores, tournament brackets, game wrap ups

Schedule changes: •Wellington High School boys will play at Conway Springs on Feb. 1 – JV at 4:30, Varsity at 6 p.m. •WHS boys will play at Wichita Trinity on Feb. 6, More »

Wellington’s Airalyn Frame is named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Airalyn Frame, a Wellington High School junior, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week. It was an exciting two games for Wellington and Frame More »

Sumner County Covid-19 Update: Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

For more information COVID-19 statistics, click on the KDHE website here.  More »

$1 million project to stabilize portion of Ninnescah riverbank is scheduled to begin Feb. 1

Sumner Newscow report — A $1 million project to stabilize a portion of the Ninnescah riverbank in Sumner County is scheduled to begin around Feb. 1.

The Kansas Department of Transportation project involves stabilizing almost eight-tenths of a mile of the east bank of the Ninnescah River. The location is about 1.4 miles north of the U.S. 81/K-55 junction in Sumner County.

This project is stabilizing the riverbank so it won’t encroach into the nearby roadway and cause damage or failure. For stabilization, rock will be used on the bank, and tree and vegetation growth will be encouraged.

Janis Ruth Scott, 86, Wellington: Feb. 17, 1934 – Jan. 19, 2021

Janis Scott

Janis Ruth Scott, age 86, lifelong Wellington resident, died Tuesday afternoon, January 19, 2021, at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.  Through the years Janis worked as a secretary for the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office and Oxwell, Inc.

Janis Ruth (Harrell) Scott was born on February 17, 1934, in Wellington to Otho Allen Harrell and Lorene R. (Mosby) Harrell.  She attended Wellington schools and was a 1952 graduate of Wellington High School.

Janis married Robert D. Scott on August 11, 1961, in Argonia.  He preceded her in death on September 13, 1999.

Regent this week: Monster Hunter, St. Elmo’s Fire, AFC Championship game

Playing this week: Friday at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.

Also this week: Throwback Thursday – St. Elmo’s Fire (1985) – 7 p.m., $5 seats!

AFC Championship Game: Kansas City vs. Buffalo. Doors open at 5 p.m. Free admission!

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Updated Wellington High School sports calendar (as of this second)

Sumner Newscow report — Here is the complete, new, updated Wellington High School sports schedule as of Thursday at 2:47 p.m. that will be relevant for about a minute before someone goes into COVID quarantine. So read quickly.

Friday – Jan. 22
HS BASKETBALL Andale at Wellington (girls make up only) 4:15 -C team, 5:45 – JV, 7:30 – V. girls.
Saturday – Jan. 23
HS WRESTLING Boys JV tournament at Wellington 9 a.m.
Tuesday – Jan. 26 Opponent Time
HS BASKETBALL (boys only) Clearwater at Wellington JV- 4:30, V – 6 p.m.
Thursday – Jan. 28
HS WRESTLING Augusta, home 6 p.m.
Friday – Jan. 29
HS BASKETBALL (boys only) Winfield at Wellington C – 4:15, JV 4:45, V 7:30 p.m.
HS WRESTLING Remington boys tournament 3 p.m.
Wichita South girls tournament 4 p.m.

Nothing normal about this year’s Wellington girls and boys basketball season… here’s an update

Ali Zeka vs. Winfield.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls are sitting at 6-2 having just played a couple of gut-wrenching games. Andale is looming Friday.

The Wellington boys are in quarantine until Saturday. Wellington activities director Luke Smith has been busy rescheduling games in hopes of getting the boys a full 20-game schedule.

So goes the Wellington High School basketball program where nothing has been typical this coronavirus season.

The Wellington girls just got finished beating Winfield 52-49 in an overtime thriller Tuesday at home. This was after losing on a buzzer-beater to Clearwater last Friday. After missing three games in quarantine in December, the girls have been without their head coach Eric Adams since resuming play on Jan. 8. There has been just one Adams-coached game since Dec. 8 –  a trip to Winfield in late December.

On Tuesday, Wellington never could shake off Winfield, a team the Crusaders beat in December 51-40.

Time to get in shape at Wellington Fitness Center

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Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2021

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Fabiola’s is open for dine-in, curbside and delivery

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Robert Leroy McWithey Sr., 83, Winfield: Oct. 20, 1937 – Jan. 18, 2021

Robert McWithey

Robert Leroy McWithey Sr., 83, of Winfield died Monday, January 18, 2021, at William Newton Hospital.

Bob was born on October 20, 1937, in Meade, KS to Harry and Vera (McKinnis) McWithey. He graduated from Winfield High School in 1956 and in 1957 married the love of his life Zelta Ruth Creamer in Winfield. Bob worked in manufacturing and spent most of his career at Clark Manufacturing in Wellington, KS. Bob enjoyed playing golf, especially at Springhill Golf Course in Ark City, fishing, and animals, he was very proud to be the first member of his family to graduate from high school.

Surviving to honor his memory are his sons: William (Rebecca) McWithey of Winfield, Robert (Cheryl) McWithey of Winfield, sister Micki Philpot and 3 grandsons.

Sports news update: Schedule changes, scores, tournament brackets, game wrap ups

Schedule changes:

•Wellington High School boys will play at Conway Springs on Feb. 1 – JV at 4:30, Varsity at 6 p.m.

•WHS boys will play at Wichita Trinity on Feb. 6, JV at 4:30 p.m., Varsity at 6 p.m.

•WHS boys will host Clearwater on Jan 26, JV – 4:30 p.m. Varsity – 6 p.m.

•The Chaparral Boys Basketball Roadrunner Classic has become a five-team tournament as both Belle Plaine and Conway Springs have joined Wellington in quarantine this week.

•Both the Caldwell boys and girls teams will return to action after a couple of weeks in quarantine. The girls will play the ninth-place game hosting Oxford on Friday at 6 p.m. The Caldwell boys will be playing an undetermined opponent on Saturday at noon in Udall for seventh place.

Scores:

Wellington’s Airalyn Frame is named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Airalyn Frame

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Airalyn Frame, a Wellington High School junior, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

It was an exciting two games for Wellington and Frame was a key player in both contests. In a one-point buzzer-beating loss to Clearwater, Frame scored 15 points. She then followed that up on Tuesday being the lead scorer with 19 points in a 52-49 overtime victory over Winfield. Frame scored 9 critical points in the fourth quarter to get the Crusaders into extra frame.

For her effort, Frame is the recipient of a large Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington in Wellington. 

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Sumner County Covid-19 Update: Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

For more information COVID-19 statistics, click on the KDHE website here

Sumner Health Department outlines its latest updates concerning COVID-19 vaccinations

Sumner Newscow report — The following is information released by the Sumner County Health Department which was first posted on its Facebook page here.

• The Health Department anticipates completing Phase 1 (the first dose) for remaining health care workers this week with the 200 doses of vaccine received (and specified) for the remaining healthcare workers.

• The Health Department anticipates completing Phase 1 (second dose) for the first 100 Healthcare workers by the end of January with vaccine received (and specified) for this second dose.

• The Health Department does not know when the COVID-19 vaccine for Phase 1 (second dose) for the remaining Health care workers will be received.

Wellington Area Chamber Coffee Community Update – Thursday, Jan. 21 at 10 a.m.

Sumner County Legislature phone numbers and e-mail addresses

Here is the contact information for representatives for Sumner County:

Kyle Hoffman, Coldwater

Capitol Office
Room: 481-W
Phone: 785 296-7643
Email: kyle.hoffman@house.ks.gov

Bill Rhiley, Wellington

Capitol Office
Room: 166-W
Phone: 785 296-7671
Email: Bill.Rhiley@house.ks.gov

Cheryl Helmer, Mulvane

Capitol Office
Room: 512-N
Phone: 785 296-7691
Email: Cheryl.Helmer@house.ks.gov

State Senator Larry Alley, Winfield

Capitol Office
Room: 136-E
Seat: 26
Phone: 785-296-7381
Email: Larry.Alley@senate.ks.gov

The 2021 legislative session could be dominated by COVID-19 and abortion issues

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — COVID-19 is affecting the 2021 Kansas State Legislature session as it is everything else. Legislators opened the session by social distancing in the chambers, with some members sitting in the balcony or other areas that had been reserved for the public.

But what will define this session, may not have anything to do with the virus.

On Friday, a battle began over the issue of abortion and it appears this will be the big issue of the session. The proposal is to put an amendment to the state constitution on the ballot in an upcoming election that would give the state the power to regulate abortion.

In 2019 the state supreme court ruled that there is a fundamental right to abortion in the state.

Those pushing for the measure say they are trying to keep restrictions that had been agreed to and were in place before the supreme court ruling. Abortion rights supporters say it is a means to ban abortion in the state eventually.

Southeast Lake Road by Wellington Lake will be closed off of Clearwater Road

Sumner Newscow report — Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 20, the Southeast Lake Road will be closed off of Clearwater Road while lake staff is in the process of creating a new entrance road to the lake further north of this location. 

Wellington Police weekend report: Friday, Jan. 15 – Monday, Jan. 18, 2021

Wellington Police Martin Luther King weekend report: Friday, Jan. 15 – Mon., Jan. 18, 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021

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