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‘Sing’ playing at Wellington Regent Theater for second week; Star Wars Rouge One is next week

This week at the Regent Theater: “Sing” Coming next weekend of Jan. 27… Star Wars – Rogue One! Information about “Sing” movie… Feature film rating: PG (for some rude humor and mild More »

Tournament week roundup

Chaparral, SCBL Tournament week update: Thursday, Jan. 19

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tournament week update as of Thursday: Chaparral Tournament (boys) – Wednesday Conway Springs 60 Wellington 57 Arkansas City 71 Mulvane 43. Thursday #2 Belle Plaine (5-3) More »

As always Wellington-C. Springs

Conway Springs ekes past Wellington 60-57 in first round of Chappy Tourney

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It was just another ho-hum contest between Wellington and Conway Springs where the fate of the game was decided on a shot at the buzzer. Sarcasm More »

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Wellington City Council meeting report

City of Wellington gets $300,000 Community Development Block Grant which will go toward home rehabilitation

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The city of Wellington got word this week that it has been approved for a $300,000 Community Development Block grant for housing rehabilitation. The city had More »

Tournament week roundup

Sumner County Basketball Tournament Week Update:

Tournament week update: Chaparral Tournament (boys) – Wednesday #1 Conway Springs (8-1) vs. #8 Wellington (2-6), 6 p.m. #4 Ark City (4-4) vs. #5 Mulvane (5-4), 8 p.m. Thursday #2 Belle Plaine More »

Fall 2016 honor roll released at Wellington High School

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Sumner Newscow report — The following is the first semester honor roll at Wellington High School. 

Mark Kope of Tonkawa was winner of the 2017 Kansas Wheat Festival logo/button design contest

Mark Cope of Tonkawa named winner of Kansas Wheat Capital button contest.

Mark Cope of Tonkawa named winner of the 2017 Kansas Wheat Festival button design contest.

Sumner Newscow report — Mark Kope of Tonkawa, an employee of KanOkla, was named the 2017 Kansas Wheat Festival logo/button design winner. The new design which was revealed at a Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce coffee earlier this month incorporates two events: the annual Kansas Wheat Festival with the 105th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail.

Kope said he didn’t know much about the Chisholm Trail, so he did what most all of us do when we know nothing about a subject – he Wikipedia it. He saw the map, made in 1873, and he used it for the background. He then integrated the silhouette cowboy.

“I wanted to depict the challenges of the cowboy back in the day with the map that symbolized the Chisholm Trail,” Kope said. “Of course, I needed to include the wheat heads.”

Free Will Baptist Church Paint Party proceeds to benefit ministry in Panama

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Steve and Lori Torrison family.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — The women’s ministry team of the Free Will Baptist Church wanted to reach out and help a good cause.

They chose Lori Torrison, missionary in Panama, to receive funds from a paint party they are hosting.

The party will be held Saturday, Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. at No. 7 Coffee House, with proceeds helping fund Torrison’s ministry.

A paint party is part social and part painting a masterpiece identical or similar to that of the instructor.

Steve and Lori Torrison were appointed career missionaries to Panama in 2004. After attending a year of language school in San Jose, Costa Rica, they moved to Chitré, Panama, in April 2006.

‘Sing’ playing at Wellington Regent Theater for second week; Star Wars Rouge One is next week

Sing at Wellington Regent Theater

This week at the Regent Theater: “Sing”

Coming next weekend of Jan. 27… Star Wars – Rogue One!

Star Wars Rogue One

Information about “Sing” movie…

Feature film rating: PG (for some rude humor and mild peril).

Time: 1 hour 28 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: A koala impresario stages a grand singing competition for the world’s animals in order to save his elegant theater in this quirky animated musical.

Chaparral, SCBL Tournament week update: Thursday, Jan. 19

Tournament week roundup

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tournament week update as of Thursday:

Chaparral Tournament (boys)

Wednesday

Conway Springs 60 Wellington 57

Arkansas City 71 Mulvane 43.

Thursday

#2 Belle Plaine (5-3) vs. #7 Chaparral (3-6), 6 p.m.

#3 Clearwater (4-4) vs. #6 Kingman (3-6), 8 p.m.

Losers bracket: Friday: 3, 4:30 p.m. Winners bracket: 6:30, 8 p.m.

Friday

Wellington vs.  Mulvane, 3 p.m.

Belle Plaine/Chaparral vs. Clearwater/Kingman loser, 4:45 p.m.

Conway Springs vs. Ark City, 6:30 p.m.

Belle Plaine/Chaparral vs. Clearwater/Kingman winner, 8 p.m.

South-Central Border League 

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Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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Conway Springs ekes past Wellington 60-57 in first round of Chappy Tourney

As always Wellington-C. Springs
Wellington A.J. Snipes battles Conway Springs Josh Dugan.

Wellington A.J. Snipes battles Conway Springs Josh Dugan.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It was just another ho-hum contest between Wellington and Conway Springs where the fate of the game was decided on a shot at the buzzer.

Sarcasm aside, Conway Springs overcame an 11-point half-time deficit to beat the Crusaders 60-57 in the first round of the Chaparral Roadrunner Classic. Conway Springs will advance to play the winner of Ark City-Mulvane game at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Wellington plays the loser at 3 p.m.

Conway Springs would hit nine 3-pointers to avenge an earlier double-overtime loss to Wellington in the preseason Kingman Classic.

Wellington led 18-15 at the end of the first quarter and was in front 32-21 at the half. But the Crusaders double digit lead evaporated as a hot shooting Conway Springs came out and outscored Wellignton 20-14 in the third quarter.

That set up a chaotic fourth quarter in which Conway Springs took a 49-48 lead at the 5:42 mark in the fourth. It would then up the lead to 55-51 and then would hold on to beat the Crusaders by three.

Eugene Ralph ‘Huey’ Hubbard, 88, Wellington: March 4, 1928 – Jan. 16, 2017

Eugene Ralph “Huey” Hubbard died Monday, January 16, 2017 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 88.

Huey was born the son of Gobel and Minnie Hubbard on Sunday, March 4, 1928 in Chicago, Illinois. His mother died when he was just two years old. Huey and his brother then moved to California and were raised by their grandmother, Mary Hill. Following graduation, Huey joined the United States Army and served overseas.

Once discharged, he returned to California and began his career at the City of San Diego and retired in the 1980’s. Huey and his wife, Sandra Lee Hubbard, enjoyed many years of marriage before her passing in 1994. He then began a friendship with Geri McClung and eventually decided to move to Kansas in 1999. Huey loved that Kansas allowed him to experience all four seasons of the year and he particularly enjoyed golfing any chance he had. 

Survivors include his dear friend, Geri McClung of Wellington and her children: Robert McClung of Mina, Nevada and Sena Knudsen of Siloam Springs, Ark. along with his cousin, Dorothy Miller and her family of San Diego, Calif. 

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Jaunita Troutman Gerdes, 99, Wellington: Feb. 22, 1917 – Jan. 17, 2017

Jaunita Troutman

Jaunita Troutman

Jaunita F. Troutman Gerdes, age 99, Wellington resident for over 60 years, passed away early Tuesday morning, January 17, 2017 at Brookdale Senior Living in Wellington.

Jaunita F. (Tracy) Troutman Gerdes was born on February 22, 1917 in Carmen, OK to Charles Tracy and Edith (Beadles) Tracy.  Jaunita was raised in Oklahoma.  She had resided in South Haven, KS for 10 years before moving to Wellington.

Jaunita Tracy married Glen E. Troutman on June 8, 1935.  He preceded her in death in 1985.   She then married Olen Gerdes on July 17, 1993.  He preceded her in death in 2011.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, traveling, and the great outdoors.  She loved living in Wellington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands, Glen Troutman and Olen Gerdes; son, Donald Troutman; daughter, Jana Troutman; granddaughter, Donna Troutman Crozier; and 12 brothers and sisters.

Mary Katherine Brockleman, 87, Wellington: July 3, 1929 – Jan. 16, 2017

Katherine Brockleman

Katherine Brockleman

Mary Katherine Brockleman, 87, died Monday, January 16, 2017, at Golden Living Center in Wellington.

Katherine was born to Adelbert and Ona (Fent) Disney on July 3, 1929, in a farmhouse near Madison, Kans.  Katherine and her six siblings developed a strong work ethic while working on the family farm.  She learned how to make delicious meals for large groups of people.  Katherine made the best potato salad, fried chicken, and meringue pies.  She attended Madison public schools and graduated in 1947.

After graduation, Katherine worked at a cafe in Emporia where she met her husband, Floyd.  He was serving in the Air Force and home on leave.  After several days of coming into the cafe, Katherine was dared to put salt in his coffee.  Fortunately, Floyd thought the prank was funny and waited outside the door that afternoon to offer to escort her home.  They were married on June 19, 1948, in Kansas City, Missouri.  They had one daughter, Marsha.

City of Wellington gets $300,000 Community Development Block Grant which will go toward home rehabilitation

Wellington City Council meeting report

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The city of Wellington got word this week that it has been approved for a $300,000 Community Development Block grant for housing rehabilitation. The city had applied for this grant last summer and Mayor Shelley Hansel read the letter announcing the grant is now a reality at the Wellington City Council meeting Tuesday night.

The federal grant, funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, will be administered through the Sumner County Economic Development District, and the Kansas Department of Commerce. The money will be distributed through the city at some point soon.

The letter said six applications were received and four were awarded. The application process was long and involved a lot of people. The city will also apply for another grant next year to continue housing rehabilitation in the city.

This was a process that started summer in which people who lived within the target area from A to G Street and from H Street to 15th Street, were asked to fill out applications in order to receive up to $25,000 in grant money to rehabilitate their house.

Last summer, Sumner County Economic Development Commission Stacy Davis said that people within this area will qualify for home repairs whether it be new roofs, windows, or other construction needs.

Compost Site will be open on Saturday for storm cleanup

logo-cityWellingtonSumner Newscow report — The Wellington Compost Site will be open this Saturday, January 21, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to accommodate clean-up from the recent ice storm.

Wrestling tournament added to Wellington schedule

Crusader head logo smallerSumner Newscow report — Due to the cancellation of last week’s Clearwater Tournament, the Wellington wrestling team has added a tournament for this Saturday. The wrestlers will be going to Newkirk High School for a tournament starting at 10 a.m.

Sumner County Basketball Tournament Week Update:

Tournament week roundup

Tournament week update:

Chaparral Tournament (boys)

Wednesday

#1 Conway Springs (8-1) vs. #8 Wellington (2-6), 6 p.m.

#4 Ark City (4-4) vs. #5 Mulvane (5-4), 8 p.m.

Thursday

#2 Belle Plaine (5-3) vs. #7 Chaparral (3-6), 6 p.m.

#3 Clearwater (4-4) vs. #6 Kingman (3-6), 8 p.m.

Losers bracket: Friday: 3, 4:30 p.m. Winners bracket: 6:30, 8 p.m.

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Wellington girls basketball player Avery Rusk named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

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Avery Rusk in a previous game against Rose Hill. 

Avery Rusk

Avery Rusk

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  Avery Rusk, a 5-9, junior, for the Wellington girls basketball team, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the week.

Rusk had a sensational week helping the Crusaders onto a five-game winning streak. Against Wichita Collegiate, Rusk scored 14 points, five rebounds and two steals helping Wellington to a 45-27 victory. Then on Friday she helped the Lady Dukes 59-45 victory by scoring 23 points, including two steals and going 3-of-3 at the free throw line.

Tuesday, in a 49-27 victory over Winfield, Rusk was again the leading scorer with 14 points.

For her effort, Rusk receives a delicious large free Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington Ave. 

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

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Wellington girls get fifth straight victory with convincing 49-27 victory over Winfield

Wellignton trips up Winfield
Wellington's Lauryn Snipes comes down with the rebound over Winfield defenders - the same story all night.

Wellington’s Lauryn Snipes comes down with the rebound over Winfield defenders – a repeated story all night.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tack on a fifth straight win for the Wellington girls basketball team, as it overwhelmed visiting Winfield Tuesday night 49-27.

Holding Winfield to just three points in the first 12 minutes, the Crusaders would cruise to a 22-point victory against a team that was 5-3 going in.

A year ago, people may remember, Winfield gave Wellington its toughest test of the regular season, losing by three points at the buzzer after failing to make a trey to send it into overtime. This game had little of that excitement.

“We just got after it tonight defensively,” Adams said. “We played energy and fast.”

The Vikings had no answers for the Crusaders especially on the boards where Wellington clearly had the advantage. The Crusaders opened up a 10-3 lead and was comfortably in front 25-8 at the half.

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Electric outage caused by automobile-utility pole accident

Electric Outage reportSumner Newscow report — A non-injury accident occurred on the east side of Wellington Monday evening that caused an electrical outage for those living on the east half of Wellington. 

Alan Prince, 58, of Wellington hit a fixed object/power pole owned by the city of Wellington, north of the Wellington High School at 6:55 p.m.

Prince refused medical treatment.

Wellington City Manager Shane Shields said the accident caused an outage for the eastern half of the city, or thereabouts, that was off for approximately 1 hour.  Once it was back on, the area east of Casey’s – i.e. McDonalds and Walmart, was off about three more hours as crews had to reset a utility pole.  

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