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Thaddeus Myers at large

Thaddeus Myers of Wellington, facing 8 felony charges for alleged drug sale activity, is missing

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Thaddeus Myers, born in 1973, of Wellington who is facing eight felony charges, including seven drug felonies, is currently at large and being sought by the More »

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for July 22-24, 2014. If you still need garage sales advertised just use the comment section below. More »

Michael Day Benefit

11th Annual Michael Day Benefit to be held at Meadow Lanes Saturday

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 11th annual Michael Day Benefit will be held Saturday, August 23 from noon to midnight at the Meadow Lanes Bowling Center. Money raised will be More »

Wellington Regent Ninja Turtle

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles playing at the Wellington Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” (Movie trailer is below). When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour and 41 More »

Wellington City budget

Wellington City Council approves 2015 budget: No mill levy increase; changes in budget explained; why 3 new Fire/EMT employees …

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council unanimously approved a 51.526 mill levy for the 2015 Budget at Tuesday’s meeting which is the same levy as it is in More »

Thaddeus Myers of Wellington, facing 8 felony charges for alleged drug sale activity, is missing

Thaddeus Myers at large

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Thaddeus Myers, born in 1973, of Wellington who is facing eight felony charges, including seven drug felonies, is currently at large and being sought by the Sumner County Sheriff’s office, according to Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer.

Myers failed to show up for Sumner County District Court Thursday for an unrelated misdemeanor charge after being hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy. The district court judge had dismissed the drug felony charges “without prejudice” on Aug. 6 because he had been taken to an undisclosed Wichita hospital for the removal of his appendix and would not be able to face the charges levied against him in court. Spencer said the intention was to reissue the drug charges once he recovered from the appendectomy and left the hospital.

He was scheduled to return to court this Thursday to face a Class A misdemeanor charge for criminal deprivation of property for an incident that occurred on April 17, 2014 that had nothing to do with the felony charges.

But because he failed to show Thursday, Myers has forfeited his bond and must surrender himself within 30 days or face additional charges.

Spencer said his whereabouts are currently unknown.

Myers has been charged with: 

Chisholm Trail Museum presents Antique Guns n Guitars Exhibit

Chisholm Trail Museum presents the Third Annual

 Antique Guns n Guitars Exhibit

One Day Only

Saturday Aug. 23.

At the Chisholm Trail Museum

This is a DISPLAY EXHIBIT of the museum’s guns, and anyone who would like to show some of their collectable guns. Exhibit will be open from 1 to 5.

Those who would like to exhibit, please bring your guns n guitars in between 12 and 1 to get them checked in and placed in the exhibit.

GUNS MAY BE PICKED UP AFTER 5PM.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:

KIM WOODROW AT home 326-6532, cell 326-1562 OR JIM BALES AT 326-1388

 

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for July 22-24, 2014. If you still need garage sales advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck, bargain hunting!  

Bank of Commerce has accepted Sumner Newscow’s challenge… Thanks to everyone!

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Bank of Commerce has accepted the Sumner Newscow challenge for the ALS Ice Bucket Water Challenge. This concludes Sumner Newscow’s involvement of the process. Thanks for all the participants and for all those who are donating to this worthy cause on Facebook and other social media forums.

11th Annual Michael Day Benefit to be held at Meadow Lanes Saturday

Michael Day Benefit

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 11th annual Michael Day Benefit will be held Saturday, August 23 from noon to midnight at the Meadow Lanes Bowling Center. Money raised will be donated directly to the Muscular Dystrophy Association at www.mda.org.

Michael Day was born on November 24, 1982 to Bill and Sherry Day. He was a fighter from the beginning as his birth was premature and rough in the first few weeks of his life. He grew up in Wellington. After 21 years of fighting the disease, Michael died on Dec. 24, 2003.

The benefit will begin at Meadow Lanes with a bowling special which includes $10 for three games of bowling, free drink and a prize ticket from noon until midnight.

The motorcycle poker run starts at 10 a.m. The dance fundraiser performance will be at 7 p.m.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles playing at the Wellington Regent

Wellington Regent Ninja Turtle

This week at the Regent Theater: “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle” (Movie trailer is below).

When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour and 41 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: The city needs heroes. Darkness has settled over New York City as Shredder and his evil Foot Clan have an iron grip on everything from the police to the politicians.

Wellington High School Daily Bulletin: Friday, Aug. 22

Today’s News: 

* Any student interested in Classic Movie Club can stop by room 205 and talk to Mr. Rose.

 

*School Pictures will be on September 3.

 

*Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their sports’ Fee paid before the first game.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, August 21, 2014

Wellington City Council approves 2015 budget: No mill levy increase; changes in budget explained; why 3 new Fire/EMT employees …

Wellington City budget

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council unanimously approved a 51.526 mill levy for the 2015 Budget at Tuesday’s meeting which is the same levy as it is in 2014.

Buoyed by an estimated increased assessed valuation of $41,980,876 for the community, the council was afforded some flexibility without raising taxes. In 2014, the valuation is $41.4 million and in 2013 it was $41.7 million. See budget figures here:Notice of Budget Hearing 2014

The overall budget included a general fund levy decrease of 3.406 mills. The ambulance and fire department remained the same at 2.0. Bond and Interest increased 2.85 and library increased .556.

Interim City Manager Shane Shields said the bond and interest increase was necessary to meet the existing bond principle and interest payment from the 2013 Lincoln Ave. improvements. 

Barbara Jon’s Fine Gift and Decor is having a tote, beach bag and sandal sale

Barbara-Jon's-proposalby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — With the kiddies back in school, it’s about time to do something for you. How about a stopover at Barbara Jon’s Fine Gifts and Decors in downtown Wellington?

This week all totes, beach bags and sandals are 50 percent off. Tote bags

If you haven’t been in the store lately there is a vast array of women’s clothing, children’s clothing, and accessories. New items are coming in weekly. Karen Murray, store manager, brought in a fresh supply of merchandise from Dallas and Oklahoma City just this Monday morning.

Barbara Jon’s on 104 N. Washington is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays. They are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Check for the newest specials on their facebook page here.

Call them at 620-326-6333.

Security State Bank accepts the Sumner Newscow challenge!…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Jon Ott, President of Security State Bank, and the employees have accepted Sumner Newscow’s challenge in the ALS ice bucket challenge. Remember to make your donations here.

We have one more bank: Bank of Commerce. Will they accept the challenge? Stay tuned…

Max Roger Simpson, 81, Bushnell, Fla.: Nov. 19, 1932 – Monday, Aug. 11, 2014

Max Roger Simpson, 81, of Bushnell, Fla. died Monday, August 11, 2014 at Bushnell, Fla.

He was born on Nov. 18, 1932. Mr. Simpson was a member of the Masonic Lodge and was retired from the Jimmy Dean and Sara Lee Corp. in Osceola, Iowa.

He is survived by his step-daughter, Jacqueline Hansen of St. Michael, Minn.; stepson John Bromley of Bushnell, Fla.; sons, Roger Simpson of Oregon, and Dennis Simpson of Gilbert, Ariz.,; sister Paula Tatum of Branson, Mo.; brother Corky Simpson of Phoenix, Ariz.; and three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Wellington High School Bulletin: August 21, 2015

Thursday, August 21, 2015 – Today’s bulletin at Wellington High School: 

•Any student interested in Classic Movie Club can stop by room 205 and talk to Mr. Rose.

•School Pictures will be on September 3.

•Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their Sports’ Fee paid before the first game.

•If you are interested in participating in cross country, please meet Coach Wallace after school at the track.

•Cowley County Community College will be here tomorrow at 12:30 to collect payments and to deliver books.

•Auditions for the All school Musical (Seussical) will be held on Monday and Tuesday Aug. 25th & 26th.  Please see Mrs. Kelly to sign up for an audition time. 

Friday’s lunch

Kansas Free Thinker Vickie Stangl will speak at Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, August 25th, at 6:30 p.m., Vickie Stangl, Andover, will present the program “Etta Semple – Kansas Free Thinker” to Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet meeting room,  1311 E. 16th, Wellington — formerly the Wellington Steakhouse. Everyone is encouraged to come early to eat from the Buffet.

Stangl was required to do a “piece on a Kansas person” for her Master’s degree at Wichita State University. After reading about Etta Semple, she became fascinated, and asked her instructor if she could “write about this heretic in Ottawa.”

Stangl said that Etta Semple, born near Quincy, Illinois in 1855, was a humanitarian with a state-of-the-art sanitarium, but was also an activist and had views that were considered radical for the time.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Impact Bank accepts Sumner Newscow’s challenge! …

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Impact Bank has accepted Sumner Newscow’s challenge for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. This cleverly done video was shot Wednesday afternoon.

Will the others follow suit? Stay tuned…

Sumner Newscow accepts the ALS challenge… issues challenge to Bob Leftwich, Jon Ott, and J.C. Long

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — I have accepted the challenge from my daughter, who was representing Wellington FCA for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which I will make my donation here. I decided to do the Ice “Tea” Bucket Challenge, which is a knock off of the old Nestea commercials of yesterday waaaaaay back when I was a kid (commercial example is below).

I have also nominated Bob Leftwich, President of Impact Bank; Jon Ott, President of Security State Bank; and J.C. Long, President of the Bank of Commerce. They have 24 to 48 hours to accept.

Will they accept my challenge? Stay tuned.

Wellington Council to send sales tax referendum to voters to help fund SRMC

Sales tax SRMC refendum

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —A sales tax referendum to help Sumner Regional Medical Center will be placed on the ballot this November.

By a 6-0 vote, the Wellington City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday asking city voters to approve an additional half-cent sales tax to help with expenses at the Wellington hospital. On the ballot it will state “one-cent sales tax,” but it will technically only be for a half cent. That’s because the current half-cent sales tax would sunset in April 2015 instead of July 2015 as originally intended. The full cent would start thereafter and be in effect for 10 years from April 2015 to April 2025.

The additional half cent sales tax if approved will raise $1.2 million annually, said Sumner Regional Medical Center Administrator Leonard Hernandez.

2008 WHS Graduate Matt Stalcup hurls three-hit shutout for Beloit, Vermont

Crusaders around the world

Editor’s Note: The following is an article written in MiLB.com by Matt Emery that was featured Aug. 20. It can also be found here. Stalcup is a 2008 Wellington High School graduate. He played two seasons for the Pittsburg Kans. Gorillas before  getting drafted by the Oakland A’s in 2013.

MiLB.com — Matt Stalcup didn’t only go the distance Tuesday, he set career highs in innings and strikeouts in the process.

Matt Stalcup in Beloit, Vermont.

Matt Stalcup in Beloit, Vermont.

The left-handed Oakland prospect went all nine frames in Class A Beloit’s 3-0 win at Peoria, scattering three hits and racking up eight strikeouts without issuing a walk. He hadn’t pitched more than six innings in a pro outing and bested his single-game strikeout mark by one.

Deadlocked Wellington City Council fails to pass ordinance to put fluoridation issue on November ballot

Fluoridation not on ballot

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington City voters will not be voting this November whether or not to continue the fluoridation of municipal water.

The council did not have a majority required to pass an ordinance which would have placed fluoridation as a referendum during the Nov. 4 general election.

The vote ended in a 3-3 deadlock with Mayor Roger Stallbaumer declining to cast the needed fourth vote to pass the ordinance. Those voting “yes” for an election vote were John Tracy, Jim Valentine and Jan Korte. Those voting “no” against putting it on the ballot was Vince Wetta, John Brand and Kelly Green.

Wellington has been fluoridating its water supply since Jan. 3, 1980 when it was passed by an ordinance. For the past 34 years, Wellington has put in one part fluoride to a million parts water. 

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