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Sumner County Court Docket: Friday, August 28, 2015 report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office. These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County More »

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Garage Sales this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of August 28, 2015. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use More »

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Fantastic Four showing at Wellington Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: Fantastic Four (see trailer below) Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hour 12 minutes. Movie Synopsis: FANTASTIC More »

Football scrimmage tonight

WHS volleyball/football scrimmage is set for tonight

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is always hard to pinpoint when the season officially starts for the Wellington High School Crusaders. Is it the first week of practice, is it More »

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For sale by owner: 1109 Edgewood Drive

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 1109 Edgewood Drive, Wellington, Kansas. – Beautiful newly remodeled home, three bedroom, one bathroom, one car garage. New central air conditioner. Gorgeous large kitchen. This is a must More »

Amber Schmitz in Drury

Drury Dam in south Sumner County had one colorful history

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Drury Dam, located midway between Caldwell and South Haven, has had an eventful history. Amber Schmitz, who moved to Drury as a seven-year-old, and is a More »

Help wanted: City of Wellington accepting position of Landfill Operator 1

Help Wanted adThe City of Wellington is accepting applications for the position of Landfill Operator 1. Under supervision, this position maintains the transfer station building and floor and multiple landfill grounds dumping areas. Ability to operate heavy equipment including backhoe, front-end loader, semi with trailer, mowers etc.

Must be able to obtain Ks. CDL within six months and certification for Freon evacuation and handling of hazardous waste within eighteen months of employment. Position works on Saturday as required. Salary range is $11.96 to $17.85 DOQ with excellent benefits. Apply at www.HrePartners.com or at the City Clerk’s office, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152 by 5:00 on Friday, September 11, 2015. Drug-free workplace.

Sumner County Court Docket: Friday, August 28, 2015 report

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.

These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Kelly General Store, Inc. having Summer Clearance Sale!

Kelly General Store at 314 E. Harvey.

Kelly General Store at 314 E. Harvey.

END OF SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE — 25% to 75% off regularly priced spring and summer items!!

Sumner NewsCow welcomes Kelly General Store, Inc. to the Sumner NewsCow family of advertisers.  Kelly General Store, located at 314 E. Harvey in Wellington (Phone:  620-326-2020)  is owned by Holly S. Kelly.  

Hurry in to participate in the END OF SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE.  All spring and summer merchandise is now priced at 25% to 75% off regular price.  They also currently have a limited stock of those hard-to-find pool supplies needed for pool closings (including shock).

Current selection of merchandise includes, but is not limited to gourmet soup, cheese ball and dip mixes, local hand-made soaps, raw honey, candles, scarves and hats, jewelry, home decor, bird houses,  puzzles and so much more! 

Kelly’s General Store has something for everyone!  The even stock Show Rite feeds.   Watch for fall flowers arriving after Labor Day and a wide assortment of new fall merchandise such as gourmet nuts,  candy, and craft baskets.  Visit Kelly General Store to check out all they have to offer.  The store hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. thru 6 p.m.   Check out their Facebook page often for additional information and special offers here

Wellington Church of Christ Family Movie Night – Saturday, August 29, 8 p.m.

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Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, August 27, 2015

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All Wheels Super Saturday Car Show to be held in Caldwell, Sept. 5

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Garage Sales this weekend…

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of August 28, 2015. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting!

Everybody wins at football/volleyball scrimmage… now the games

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Freshman Joe Ybarra on a breakaway play during the Crusader Club Scrimmage Thursday.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The official scrimmages for both the Wellington High School volleyball and football teams were held Thursday and Mother Nature didn’t show up which she has been known to do these past few Crusader Club scrimmages.

Fans got a preview of the new Wellington High School Wing T offense as well as see the youth football and middle school football teams in action.  The Crusader varsity will open at Augusta on Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Wellington girls volleyball team held a scrimmage in the gymnasium earlier in the day. The Lady Dukes will open their season at Winfield Saturday.

Erin Goodrum, Wellington High School junior

Erin Goodrum, Wellington High School junior

For more pictures of the scrimmage, click here. Catch our Sumner Newscow football and volleyball previews this Sunday.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Classic Movie Club to show Forrest Gump on Tuesday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Aug. 28, 2015:

Friday –

•Nothing scheduled.

Saturday –

•Varsity volleyball at Winfield, 8 a.m.

Today’s Lunch

Pig in a Blanket, Potato Wedges, Green Beans, Applesauce and Milk.

Fantastic Four showing at Wellington Regent

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This week at the Regent Theater: Fantastic Four (see trailer below)

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

Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hour 12 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (C) Fox

2015 Wellington Hydrant Testing schedule:

logo-cityWellingtonSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The following is the schedule for the 2015 Fire Hydrant testing. The schedule will be followed as close as possible. At times, due to unforeseen circumstances, changes to the schedule will be necessary. Announcements for any changes will be made as soon as possible. Hydrant testing will start on Sunday Sept.13 and will continue on weekdays only until all of the hydrants are tested.

Crews will be trying to keep the water as clear as possible. Some “dirtying” of the water may occur in the area that is being tested. The possibility exists for adjacent areas to receive some of the “dirty” water also.

Sept. 13th –Sept. 18th, 2015: Downtown hydrants from:

WHS Daily Bulletin: Want to join the big red machine drum line?

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015:

Wednesday

•WHS Football pictures, 6 p.m.

Thursday

•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Hamburger Scrimmage, 6 p.m.

•Volleyball pictures and scrimmage, 4:15 p.m.

Friday

Nothing scheduled. 

Wellington Police Department to crack down on drunk and dangerous driving through Labor Day

Wellington Police logoSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Be warned that during the period, August 20 through Labor Day, Sept. 7, the Wellington Police Department will join almost 150 other local and state police agencies across the state in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk, drugged, and other dangerous drivers from the roadways. Known as You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.”, the enforcement is underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Kansas averages four injured every day, and one person killed every three days, in impairment-related crashes.  According to KDOT, if you are involved in such a crash – in any capacity – you are about two times more likely to be injured and nearly six times more likely to be seriously injured or killed than if you are involved in a crash in which alcohol or other drugs are not determined to be a factor.  The ratio of death to injury in impairment-related crashes is almost seven times higher than the death to injury ratio for non-impairment related crashes.

Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath, through the campaign, wishes to remind drivers of several things:

“First, if you’re going to drink while away from home, do it responsibly by planning ahead and lining up someone who is not going to be drinking to get you back. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until it’s time to go home to start asking around. Chances are, if you do that, you will wind up with someone who says, ‘Sure, I’m sober!’ but who may not be.

WHS volleyball/football scrimmage is set for tonight

Football scrimmage tonight

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is always hard to pinpoint when the season officially starts for the Wellington High School Crusaders. Is it the first week of practice, is it the Saturday practice scrimmage, or is it the official Crusader Club scrimmage? Or is it the first game next week at Augusta?

The Crusaders Club Scrimmage starts tonight. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. with the volleyball scrimmage in the Wellington High School gymnasium. Details are as follows:

volleyball scrimmage

Then the football players will get things rolling. The scrimmage schedule for the youth football, middle school and high school are as follows:

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

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For sale by owner: 1109 Edgewood Drive

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Kitchen at Edgewood

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 1109 Edgewood Drive, Wellington, Kansas. – Beautiful newly remodeled home, three bedroom, one bathroom, one car garage. New central air conditioner. Gorgeous large kitchen. This is a must see!  Priced at $92,000.

Call 620-440-2950 for more details. 

Drury Dam in south Sumner County had one colorful history

Amber Schmitz in Drury
Drury Hotel was a big tourism attraction at Drury Dam. But not for long after this picture was taken....

Drury Hotel was a big tourism attraction at Drury Dam. But not for long after this picture was taken….

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Drury Dam, located midway between Caldwell and South Haven, has had an eventful history. Amber Schmitz, who moved to Drury as a seven-year-old, and is a historian of the area, spoke at the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting Monday to share her experience and history.

“It was a great place to grow up,” Schmitz said. “I was the only kid living in Drury and didn’t really have anyone to play with, but I enjoyed hearing the stories from the adults about the old days at Drury.”Drury Dam map

Schmitz hopes to write a book about the town that once was a full fledged community with a park, a mill, a railroad, a grade school, a community church, a broom corn field and factory, a grocery store, and a hotel.

The Chikaskia River cuts through the heart of the Drury community and has brought prosperity to the people who lived there. But the river was also its curse, bringing tragedy along with it. 

Drury was once known as the “playground of Oklahoma and Kansas,” and was a popular vacation resort. There was a hotel, dancing pavilion, bath house, boat house and several cottages. There was even a day and night bus service from Caldwell to Drury for vacationers. Some would come by train. Drury, during its heyday, was a happening town.

And the Drury Hotel was the centerpiece of the tourism community.

Argonia is ranked No. 4 in preseason Kansas Volleyball Coaches Association rankings

sports today fallSumner Newscow report — Just one Sumner County team showed up in the preseason Kansas Volleyball Coaches Association rankings released today.

Argonia was ranked No. 4 in Class 1A – Div. 2.

The full preseason rankings from Class 4A to 1A are as follows:

Class 4A – Division 1

Click on the Wellington Sears at 215 S. Washington Facebook Business page for latest specials~

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Just click on the ad to the right and it will link you to the latest specials on the Faceb0ok Business Page at Wellington Sears Hometown Store at 214 S. Washington. Also, give them a call at 620-399-7799.

Nina Vineyard, 90, Argonia: June 20, 1925 – August 25, 2015

Nina Vineyard

Nina Vineyard

Nina A. Vineyard, of Argonia, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Harper Hospital in Harper at the age of 90.

Nina was born the daughter of Sheridan and Hattie F. (Walker) Wise on Saturday, June 20, 1925 in Aurora, Missouri.

On September 10, 1946, Nina and Charles Vineyard were united in marriage in Hiawatha. Together they celebrated 39 years of marriage before his death.

Survivors include her son, Wayne Vineyard and his wife Kim of Wichita; son, Russell Vineyard of Washington D.C.; grandchildren: Wayne Vineyard, Jr. and his wife Sarah of Argonia, Brian Vineyard of Ellsworth and Amanda Hernandez of Wichita; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild along with many nieces and nephews.  

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