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Daily Archives: March 6, 2017

Virginia Rogers, 92, Belle Plaine: Jan. 24, 1925 – March 2, 2017

Virginia Rogers

Virginia Rogers, 92, died Thursday, March 2, 2017.  She was born January 24, 1925 in Wellington to Farah and Lena (Hall) Ellis.  Virginia was a longtime Wellington resident and a graduate from Wellington High School.

She worked as a switchboard operator and then as a homemaker and farm wife.  Virginia was a member of the Stitch & Chatter Club of Belle Plaine.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Marion Rogers; brother, Kenneth Ellis; and son-in-law, Jim Piechocki.  Virginia is survived by her children, Wanda Piechocki, David (Sandra) Rogers, and Chris Rogers; grandchildren, Keith (Karen) Rogers, Bradley Rogers, Nathan (Rachel) Rogers, Jessica Rogers, and Monica (Mike) Santasiero; great-grandchildren, Relic Rogers, Chris Figueroa, Kaylee Figueroa, Rachelle Besser, and Dominic Conlon; sister-in-law, Irene Ellis; and numerous nieces and nephews. 

Woods Park to be closed Tuesday

Sumner Newscow report — Woods Park will be closed Tuesday, March 7 from 8 to 12 p.m. to the public. Law enforcement will be conducting training. 

Program provides funds for agriculture entrepreneurship

Submitted to Sumner Newscow  ­­— The Kansas Department of Agriculture has partnered with the Kansas Department of Commerce to award funds to Kansas entrepreneurs to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit within the agriculture industry. These funds are made available by the JumpStart Kansas Entrepreneur program.

 “A strong agriculture industry is the foundation of the Kansas economy,” said Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey. “We are committed to economic growth, and this program will expand opportunities for agricultural innovation across the state of Kansas.”

Post your FREE Garage Sale ads for this weekend

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.

Happy bargain hunting!

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, March 3 – Sunday, March 5, 2017

Wellington Police notes — Friday, March 3, to Sunday, March 5, 2017:

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E-Waste Collection Day to be held Saturday, March 11, 9 a.m. – noon

Sumner Newscow report — E-Waste Collection Day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday ~ MARCH 11, 2017 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.  Collecting unwanted, working and non-working electronic devices. For more information about the operating hours, please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.

For questions concerning specific items to be collected or data destruction, please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings).

NO CRT monitors, NO old tube-type TV’s.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Talent with the teachers will be held Saturday

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, March 6, 2017:

Monday-Wednesday

•No events listed.

Thursday

•Choir concert, 7 p.m.

•Girls state basketball at Salina, 8:15 p.m.

Friday

•Blood drive during the day.

Saturday

Wellington City Council to hold joint work session on Thursday, March 9 with KDOT, Sumner County Commission

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington City Council will hold a work session on Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. at the Raymond Frye building located at 320 N. Jefferson.

This will be an informational meeting with the Kansas Department of Transportation, Division of Aviation and the Sumner County Commission.  A discussion will involve Unmanned Aircraft Systems and the opportunity for economic growth within Sumner County.

A presentation will be given by KDOT and Blue Chip, with actual footage of notable landmarks in Sumner County.

Wellington Fire and EMS Weekly run log: Feb. 27 – March 5, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Feb. 27 – March 5, 2017 is as follows:

Sumner County Sheriff Office report: Feb. 27- March 6, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Feb. 27 to March 6, 2017 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

Click here for the full Sheriff report.

Sunday blog (on Monday): Kansas and the grand supply-side experiment

Editor’s note: Our Sunday blog is a little late this week because of the extensive sub-state basketball coverage. Robert Escandon is a weekly columnist for Sumner Newscow and a former math teacher at Wellington High School. He has lived in both Britain and the United States and considers both countries his home. 

Robert Escandon

Commentary by Robert Escandon, Sumner Newscow — Once a year, money permitting, I make a trip to England to see my children and grandchildren.  While there, I make a point of looking at the written and TV news coverage, of current events, and note the differences in style and content compared with the equivalent U.S. news coverage.

Mostly, the news coverage is not very different in content, except that the English TV news anchors aren’t as glamorous as their American cousins.  The BBC (in particular) also refers to them as “news readers” to emphasize that they read or deliver the news, without expressing personal or channel bias.

On returning to the U.S., and again watching CNN, Fox or one of the other channels, the news presentations come across rather more as a show with anchors being minor celebrities in their own right.  By comparison, the British presentation style is more straightforward and would almost certainly suffer horrible ratings if shown in the U.S.  The BBC is publicly funded so it doesn’t have to chase a particular segment of the viewing public (and the attendant advertising revenue that comes with that segment).   

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