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Justin Corter, 32, of Wellington arrested for stabbing brother at Woodlawn Apartments

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Justin Wayne Corter, 32, of 815 North Woodlawn in Wellington has been booked in Sumner County jail for an alleged stabbing that occurred at the Woodlawn More »

Sumner Newscow local news report

Susan Treft/Rodger Doherty honored with national outstanding service to professional photography award

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Susan Treft and Rodger Doherty were honored with the Professional Photographers of America National Award for outstanding service to professional photography. The bronze and walnut plaque was More »

Citywide garage sale

Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is May 2. Post your FREE Garage Sale here

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is slated for Saturday, May 2. And the world needs to know you are having one for that weekend. Sumner Newscow More »

WHS prom feature

WHS Prom 2015: Ahmad Mohammed and Caitie Williams named Lord and Lady

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School Prom continued through the night… After the dinner and entertainment, there was the dance. Then Ahmad Mohammad and Caitlin Williams were named More »

Breaking News

Sumner Attorney Kerwin Spencer says he will be filing felony charges soon on Provencio, Reedy over Wednesday morning attack

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said he is hoping to file charges very soon on what will possibly be felony charges against Sylvester Provencio, 21, and More »

Jim Bales to present Chisholm Trail Museum program at SCHGS meeting tonight

On Monday, April 27th, at 6:30 p.m., Jim Bales, Director of the Chisholm Trail Museum, will present “The Chisholm Trail” to Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet, 1311 E. 16th St., Wellington.

“The Chisholm Trail’s 150th Anniversary is coming up in 2017,” Bales said, “and the states of Kansas and Oklahoma are planning all summer long celebrations.”

Bales said the celebrations will go from May to October, which is about the same time each year as when the trail was active.

Justin Corter, 32, of Wellington arrested for stabbing brother at Woodlawn Apartments

Police Report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Justin Wayne Corter, 32, of 815 North Woodlawn in Wellington has been booked in Sumner County jail for an alleged stabbing that occurred at the Woodlawn Apartment complex Friday evening.

Justin Wayne Corter

Justin Wayne Corter

On Friday at around 10 p.m., Wellington police officers assisted by Sumner County Sheriff Deputies responded to what was in reference to a disturbance.

Upon arrival, officers discovered two adult males, later learned to be brothers, involved in a fight. During the investigation, officers learned that the 32-year-old male had attacked his 28-year-old brother with a knife. The 28-year-old sustained non-life threatening injuries and was treated at the scene by the Wellington EMS. Carter was taken into custody and subsequently booked into the Sumner County jail waiting for formal charges of aggravated battery.

Susan Treft/Rodger Doherty honored with national outstanding service to professional photography award

Sumner Newscow local news report

Treft, Doherty win awardSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Susan Treft and Rodger Doherty were honored with the Professional Photographers of America National Award for outstanding service to professional photography.

The bronze and walnut plaque was recently presented to them by the Kansas Professional Photographers, a PPA Affiliated Association at their annual convention held April 12, 2015.

The national award is offered by PPA to state, regional, national and International affiliated organizations on a yearly basis. This is the second highest award given in the organization, the first made available in 1958. The award recognizes those who generously contribute their time and talents to the service of their profession, their affiliated organization and their fellow photographers. Selections of the award are determined by the recipient’s peers, adding to its distinction and value. 

Sumner County Sheriff weekly booking: April 20- April 27, 2015

Sheriff deputy badgeSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for April 20 to April 27, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is May 2. Post your FREE Garage Sale here

Citywide garage sale

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is slated for Saturday, May 2. And the world needs to know you are having one for that weekend.

Sumner Newscow offers the only FREE media avenue for you to advertise your garage sale. And you’ll have the most eyeballs looking over your ad.  Go ahead and post your garage sale for the citywide garage sale in the “comment” section below. We will have an organized list 24 hours before the big day.

Happy bargain selling and hunting!

WHS Daily Bulletin: Brass Quartet, flute soloist get high ratings at State Music Festival

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, April 27, 2015:

Monday

• Softball at WHS vs Buhler 4:30 p.m.

• JV Tennis at WHS 3 p.m.

• Senior Interviews

Tuesday

• Tennis at Augusta 3 p.m.

• JV Tennis at Circle 3 p.m.

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26, 2015

Wellington Police notes for Friday, April 24, to Sunday, April 26, 2015

WHS Prom 2015: After Prom…

After Prom festivities

Sumner Newscow report — As always the Wellington High School prom wraps up the festivities with the After Prom or Project Prom… For all the pictures of every prom event start here and work your way backwards to the beginning of the day. 

WHS Prom 2015: Ahmad Mohammed and Caitie Williams named Lord and Lady

WHS prom feature

Lord and Lady Prom 2015

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School Prom continued through the night… After the dinner and entertainment, there was the dance.

Then Ahmad Mohammad and Caitlin Williams were named the 2015 WHS Prom Lord and Lady (the photo gallery is here). Other prom award presented were:

WHS Prom walk in…

Prom drive in

Sumner Newscow  report — The Wellington High School Prom continued with the drive and walk in… Pictures of the event can be found here.

The WHS Prom is now! View pre-prom pictures here

Prom pre pictures eighth grade teamSumner Newscow report — The festivities have begun. Prom walk is next. Pictured above are members of the former eighth grade football team now juniors at their prom. For all the pre-prom pictures click here.

Tonight is prom at WHS …

Prom is SaturdaySumner Newscow report — It is prom weekend in Wellington. The day has already began as girls are fixing their hair and the boys are getting their cars ready.

The schedule for tonight is as follows:

5:30 p.m. – Drive-in at Wellington High School.

6 p.m. – Walk-in.

6:30 p.m. – Meal. 

Sumner Attorney Kerwin Spencer says he will be filing felony charges soon on Provencio, Reedy over Wednesday morning attack

Breaking News

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said he is hoping to file charges very soon on what will possibly be felony charges against Sylvester Provencio, 21, and Nicholas Reedy, 33, both of Caldwell. Both are currently in Sumner County jail for the alleged assault of Gregory Schneider, 53, and Bryan Nispel, 55, of Caldwell on early April 22 morning in south rural Sumner County.

Spencer said he has interviewed witnesses and is currently working closely with Sumner County Sheriff Detective Jeff Hawkins, in hopes of submitting charges sometime this weekend.

The two men will likely face charges of aggravated battery, simple battery, disorderly conduct and criminal depravation of property. Spencer said he will not pursue the aggravated robbery charge which was listed in the original Sumner County Sheriff arrest report.

Provencio and Reedy are accused of assaulting Schneider and Nispel who were in two separate vehicles driving home at around 12:15 a.m. Spencer said part of the delay with formal charges is because Schneider has been undergoing treatment at Caldwell Hospital suffering from a busted ear drum, two cracked ribs and various facial scratches and abrasions. According to a source, he was released at 4 p.m. today. 

Wellington girls split with Circle; plus JV tennis, WMS and JV golf results…

Sports todayby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls softball team split with Circle at Worden Park Tuesday. Also results of WMS and JV golf, JV tennis are below …

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Erin Goodrum at second base in game one against Circle.

Erin Goodrum at second base in game one against Circle.

Girls softball

The Wellington girls softball team split with Circle to improve its record to 6-8 in the season and pick up its first Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV win.

The Crusaders would lose a nine-inning marathon with Circle in game one 6-3. But the Lady Dukes would avenge the loss in the nightcap with a 12-8 victory.

In game one, Circle would break a 3-all tie in the top of the ninth when Caylie Kifer hit a three-run homer with two outs to lift the Thunderbirds to victory. Circle opened the game with a run off an RBI double.

Wellington boys keep AV-CTL DIV title hopes alive with Circle sweep

Crusader sports news

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys baseball team kept its league title hopes alive with a doubleheader sweep against Circle Thursday at Sellers Park. The victory sweep improved the Dukes to 9-5 and 7-1 in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV. They are currently in a battle with Andale-Garden Plain for the league title.

Freshman Cade Phelps in game two.

Freshman Cade Phelps in game two.

The Indians are 5-1 and travels to Wichita Collegiate tonight. They will then play at Mulvane on May 7. Wellington hosts Clearwater on the same day.

On Thursday, the Crusaders won the first game 11-2 and followed that up with a thrilling 3-1 victory in the nightcap.

Wellington took advantage of four Circle errors while generating nine hits in game one. Austin Dunn also had himself a home run.

Crusaders were in cruise control getting two runs in the first and two runs in the second. Eventually they held a 5-0 lead after four innings. The Thunderbirds would narrow the lead to two in the top of the fifth. But a four-run output in the bottom of the fifth secured victory for the Dukes. 

National Weather Service warns of possible story weather mid-afternoon

Sumner County Weather bulletin possible alertSumner Newscow report — The following alert was issued by the National Weather Service:

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WICHITA KS
406 AM CDT FRI APR 24 2015

RUSSELL-LINCOLN-BARTON-ELLSWORTH-SALINE-RICE-MCPHERSON-MARION-CHASE-
RENO-HARVEY-BUTLER-GREENWOOD-WOODSON-ALLEN-KINGMAN-SEDGWICK-HARPER-
SUMNER-COWLEY-ELK-WILSON-NEOSHO-CHAUTAUQUA-MONTGOMERY-LABETTE-
406 AM CDT FRI APR 24 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL KANSAS...
SOUTH CENTRAL KANSAS AND SOUTHEAST KANSAS.

DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP TOWARD MID AFTERNOON ACROSS CENTRAL KANSAS...WITH MORE
ISOLATED STORMS DEVELOPING FURTHER SOUTH ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL
KANSAS TOWARD EVENING. SUPERCELL TYPE STORMS WILL BE
POSSIBLE...WITH VERY LARGE HAIL UP TO TENNIS BALL SIZE...DAMAGING
WINDS...AND A FEW TORNADOES. THE STORMS MAY MERGE INTO A COMPLEX
THIS EVENING...WHICH WILL SHIFT NORTHEAST LATER TONIGHT OUT OF
THE REGION.

House fire at 1003 South Jefferson contained within an hour Thursday afternoon

Sumner Newscow local news report
Fire causes $30,000 worth of damage.

Fire causes $30,000 worth of damage.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A structure fire caused $30,000 worth of damage to a home at 1003 South Jefferson in Wellington at 2:10 p.m. Thursday.

According to a Wellington Fire Department press release, Wellington firefighters arrived on the scene and found a one-and-a-half story green colored wood frame home on fire with flames coming through the windows and doorway on two sides of the house.

The home is owned by Andrew Gerten.

The fire was extinguished at the rear of the home. Firefighters then made entry to search for any victims. They then started the ventilation of the smoke process by cutting a section of the roof away and inserting a ventilation fan. 

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, April 23, 2015

Application process for City of Wellington Seasonal laborers, Wellington Lake Clerical jobs ends today

Help Wanted adThe City of Wellington is accepting applications for the positions of Seasonal Laborers involving manual labor and a variety of maintenance tasks that could include but are not limited to: patching and sealing roadways, trimming trees and removing brush, grass mowing and trimming,  grounds and building maintenance,  operating light equipment, assisting in repairs, documenting daily field assignments, and/or other administrative and/or clerical duties.  Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Starting Salary is $7.25 per hour.  EOE, Drug-free workplace.  See available positions and apply at www.HRePartners.com or City Clerk’s Office, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS by 5 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015.

City of Wellington Lake Clerical position available.  Ability to operate personal computer and learn software program required to complete camping reservations.  Properly document and receipt cash for camping, recreation and boating permits.  Answer questions from the public concerning charges and rules and regulations of the lake.  Regular work hours will be approximately 33 hours per week, Wednesday through Sunday.  REQUIRES WORKING WEEKENDS!  Work is performed at the Wellington Lake Office.  Starting Salary is $7.50 per hour.  EOE, Drug-free workplace.  Apply at www.HRePartners.com or City Clerk’s Office, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS by 5 p.m., Friday, April 24, 2015.

Closed hearing to evaluate Blansett mental competency evaluation set for May

State of Kansas vs. Lindsey Blansett

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A closed hearing has been tentative set for May 14, at 4 p.m. in Sumner County District Court to discuss a Larned State Hospital mental competency evaluation report of Lindsey Nicole Blansett, who is charged with first degree murder of her 10-year-old son at her home on Dec. 14, 2014.

The hearing will be behind closed doors and involve a video teleconference with a psychologist of the mental competency evaluation. It will also include county attorney Kerwin Spencer, defense attorney Mike Brown and Judge Scott McQuin to determine if Blansett is competent to stand trial in Sumner County.

Spencer said the hearing will not be public in fear that to do so will taint a future jury pool. He said the hearing will review possible evidence that could be admissible or inadmissible for trial.

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