Daily Archives: March 14, 2017

Post-season honors: AV-CTL DIV, Central Plains, SCBL release their all-league lists for 2017

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Ark Valley-Chisholm Trail Div. IV, Central Plains and the South-Central Border League coaches revealed their 2016-17 all-league selections on Monday after the state tournament.

Lauryn Snipes – AV-CTL DIV player of the year.

Wellington girls were especially dominant on the AV-CTL DIV all league honors. Lauryn Snipes was named the league player of the year. Snipes scored 15.3 points per game in helping the Crusader girls team win the sub-state championship and a first round berth in the Class 4A State Tournament in Salina.

Wellington’s Avery Rusk, a junior; and Shayland French, a junior, were also named to the first team AV-CTL IV. Wellington dominated the list getting three of the six nominations.

Tayland French was named to the second team as a senior. MeKenna Adams, a junior, was put on the honorable mention list.

On the boys side, A.J. Snipes, a junior, was named to the first team. He averaged 17.66 points per game helping the Crusaders to the sub-state championship. Ian King was a second team member and Cade Phelps was listed on the honorable mention list.

Other first team Sumner County members included:

Video released from Wednesday’s Wellington Subway robbery

Robbery in progress…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Police Department has had no luck with finding the person responsible for the Wellington Subway Restaurant robbery on Wednesday, March 8. The WPD has released the surveillance footage of the actual robbery in the video above, that occurred at 8:45 p.m. at 715 North G. Street.

The suspect wore a black hoodie, sunglasses, blue jeans, and a pair of dark colored “skeleton” gloves. The suspect appears to be 6’1″, 30 years of age and had a two or three day beard growth.

He exited the store, turned and walked north on foot. He had a black mark on his right cheek below his sunglasses, presumably from a paintball course. 

Harper County bridge replacement on U.S. 160 highway set to begin

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Starting March 16th, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will begin to upgrade/replace bridges carrying US-160 over Rush Creek Drainage and Rush Creek in Harper County. The bridges are located near the NW 30th Avenue and US-160 Intersection approximately seven miles east of the City of Attica.

NW 30th Avenue will be closed for the duration of the construction project. Through traffic will be minimally affected by the bridge replacement project with the presence of shoofly detours. The bridge replacement project is scheduled to be completed and reopen the highway to unrestricted traffic by late August 2017, depending on delays due to adverse weather conditions.

Margaret Hain, 78, Wellington: May 15, 1938 – March 14, 2017

Margaret Hain

Margaret May Hain, 78, of Wellington, died Tuesday morning, March 14, 2017 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospice – Harry Hynes Hospice Unit in Wichita, KS.  She was a farmer and a homemaker.

Margaret May (Ancell) Hain was born on May 15, 1938 in Wellington, KS to George Carson Ancell and Rosa Jane (Love) Ancell.  She was a graduate of Wellington High School.

Margaret married Forrest L. Hain on February 6, 1954 in Miami, OK.  They had celebrated 53 years of marriage before Forrest passed away on May 3, 2007.

Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Forrest; four brothers, William Raymond, Jack, Floyd, and Henry Ancell.

Chisholm Trail 150th Anniversary exhibit to be featured at Caldwell Opera House

Submitted to Sumner Newscow – “The Chisholm Trail Sesquicentennial: Driving the American West  1867-2017” exhibit opens May 5 and will remain on display until June 27 in the historic Caldwell Opera House located at 2 South Main in Caldwell, Kansas.  Highlights include interactive, video interviews with historians and scholars, video and audio clips of movies and songs, and life-size longhorn cattle.

In addition to the display, Caldwell’s Stock Exchange Bank will add Chisholm Trail relics and stories from their unique history as the stockmen needed a bank for buying and selling cattle to be shipped east on Caldwell’s railhead.

The concept was developed by Symphony in the Flint Hills with design and construction by Flint Hills Design, with major funding from Lost Trail Soda. Visitors of all ages can explore the Chisholm Trail and its rich history free of charge thanks to our sponsors, The Stock Exchange Bank and KanOkla Networks.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Rotary Honors Banquet will be held tonight at 6:30 p.m.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, March 14, 2017:


•Parent-teacher conference, 4 to 7:30 p.m.

•Lions Club BPA Dinner, 5 p.m. – ?

•Rotary Honors Banquet, 6:30 p.m.


•Cheer tryout clinic.

•Lions Club during Cru Con.


•WHS Junior Field Trip to Topeka- All day

•Parent/Teacher Conferences beginning at 4 p.m.


Vote in the League of Municipalities contest

Sumner Newscow report — Wellington is one of 32 cities in the second round of the Kansas Hometown Showdown 2017 of the third annual League of Kansas Municipalities contest. The league is tallying votes and will have a new bracket done soon! The League is pleased to present Round 2 of the 3rd annual Kansas Hometown Showdown! Thirty-two cites won their first bracket including Wellington which out-voted Topeka to continue on in the competition.

Be sure to vote for your favorites by “liking” the city’s specific photo. Look at the photo description to see which city submitted the photo. Voting for Round 2 opened at 9 a.m. on March 13. Once a person likes a photo, the vote has been cast for this round. Click here to vote.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night was a fun time for all at Memorial Auditorium

Chris and Gates Bruster cuts a rug at the Daddy-Daughter Dance night.

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Rec Commission held its annual Daddy-Daughter Date Night held at Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, March 11. The special evening included dancing, door prizes, contests, keepsake photos and more. For all the great photos of the evening by Amber Schmitz click here. 

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, March 13, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Monday, March 13, 2017:

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