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Daily Archives: March 11, 2017

Can Wellington become part of the “drone capital of the world?”

Kevin Dodds and Bill Butts look at a Drone at Thursday’s meeting.

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The next big thing could be Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or what is more commonly known as drones. Kansas calls itself the air capital of the world, and it could become the drone capital as well, Bob Brock, director of the state UAS system said Thursday in Wellington. He also said that while Kansas is in a good position to be a leader in drone technology, Wellington is ideally situated to take advantage of the coming boom in the industry.

The state has bought into the program and now has a UAS department which is headed by Brock. The University of Kansas, Kansas State and Wichita State all have technical programs in these systems. Brock said Cowley College – and other technical colleges across the state – could also provide that training.

Cowley College has started a program to expand into Sumner County.

Frances Cadek, 89, Caldwell: Sept. 20, 1927 – March 9, 2017

Frances Cadek

Frances Cadek of Caldwell, Kansas died Thursday, March 9, 2017 at Sumner Regional Medical Center at the age of 89.

Frances was born the daughter of William Kozak and Anna Rubes Kozak on September 20, 1927.

On April 1, 1945, Alfred and Frances Cadek were united in marriage.  Together they celebrated 27 years of marriage before his passing in 1972.  To this union they had four children, Shirley, Gary, Linda and David.

Frances a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, was most well-known for her cooking and baking; her family always looked forward to her Kolaches at family get togethers.

Caldwell falls to Wallace County 49-44, plays for 3rd today

Caldwell found itself in a fierce battle with Wallace County, a program it has seen before in the state tournament. Colten Ward is shown above vying for the ball. (photo by Karen Shellhammer)

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Caldwell boys fell behind by 15 points, and spent the second half digging out of their hole. They almost got out, losing to Wallace County-Sharon Springs 49-44 in the semifinals of the Class 1A Div. II tournament in Dodge City, Friday.

Caldwell will be playing Hutchinson Central Christian today at 2 p.m. for third place.

The Bluejays trademark defense had kept opponents all season from scoring more than 40 points. That defense didn’t show up in the first half as Wallace County built a 36-21 lead.

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