Daily Archives: March 23, 2017

Provencio sentencing delayed for three weeks

Sylvester Provencio

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sylvester Provencio’s sentencing concerning his guilty plea of an “aggravated indecent solicitation of child” felony has been postponed to April 13 at 1:30 p.m.

Sumner County District Judge Scott McQuin continued the sentencing case during a short hearing today after the defense attorney, who was not present, requested a three-week continuation.

Provencio was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl during a New Years Eve Party on Jan. 1, 2016. He is currently serving a 31-month prison sentence for reckless aggravated battery for an unrelated crime involving an attack of two Caldwell men in August, 2015.

(Update: 3-23-16)The dog Clementine appears to be doing well; Haskin-Ybarra case continued

Update – Thursday, March 23, 2 p.m. — Sumner County District Judge Scott McQuin has continued the case of Kansas v. Eric Haskin-Ybarra until April 6 at 1:30 p.m. upon the request of the defendant at a brief hearing today at the courthouse.

Haskin-Ybarra said he is waiting on a tax refund and surveillance video from the Kansas Turnpike Authority and would like an extra week to decide whether or not he needs a private attorney.


By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It appears the dog, formerly known as Blu — now named Clementine, is doing well two months after being rescued. The fate of her alleged abuser is still in question.

Eric Haskin-Ybarra

Eric Haskin-Ybarra, born in 1989, of Wellington will be having a court appearance this Thursday at 1:30 p.m. where the judge will decide on a court appointed attorney or if he will hire private legal counsel. Also, future court dates is expected to be discussed.

Haskin-Ybarra has been charged with two felony and three misdemeanor counts for the abuse of “Blu” – a 3-year-old pit bull.  Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer has charged Haskin-Ybarra with the felony of malicious cruelty to an animal as well as robbery. He is also charged with a Class A misdemeanor of cruelty to an animal, and two counts of domestic battery, Class B misdemeanors. 

The suspect has posted bail on a $10,000 bond on Feb. 1 which includes special conditions that he has no contact with the victim of the alleged domestic battery crime.

Meanwhile, Clementine appears to be doing well and is currently in a foster home.

Ruby Shields, 87, Wellington: March 7, 1930 – March 22, 2017

Ruby Shields

Ruby Shields, 87, of Wellington, died Wednesday, March 22, at Botkin Care and Rehab in Wellington.

Cremation has been entrusted to the Shelley Family Funeral Home. Honoring Ruby’s wishes, no services will be held.

Ruby Shields was born March 7, 1930, the daughter of Geather and Vergie (Lockhart) Walker in Kenver, Ky. She was a high school graduate of Anthony, KS. High School.  She was united in marriage with Max Shields on September 5, 1959 in Anthony. Ruby enjoyed her lifelong career as a beautician. She loved to bowl, play cards and bingo, and especially loved to cook.  She had several highly sought after recipes.  She also loved taking care of her grandchildren and the grand dogs. 

Logan playing at Wellington Regent Theater this week

This week at the Regent Theater: “Logan”

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

Feature film rating: R (for strong brutal violence and language throughout, and for brief nudity).

Time: 2 hours, 15 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: It’s 2029. Mutants are gone–or very nearly so. An isolated, despondent Logan is drinking his days away in a hideout on a remote stretch of the Mexican border, picking up petty cash as a driver for hire. His companions in exile are the outcast Caliban and an ailing Professor X, whose singular mind is plagued by worsening seizures.

2017 Aquatic Center Family Season Passes are available at the Rec

Vacancy for Wellington Housing Authority Board has been extended for 15-day period until April 6

Sumner Newscow report — The application period for the vacancy on the Housing Authority Board has been extended for a 15-day period to 5 p.m. on April 6, 2017.  The appointment will be from May 1, 2017  until which the term expires on April 30, 2021.

The care and operation of the Wheat Capital Manor shall be under the control and management of the Housing Authority Board. The Board is authorized to employ an executive director and agents and employees both permanent and temporary: and to delegate to one or more of them such powers or duties as the Authority may require or deem proper. The Housing Authority Board meets on the fourth Tuesdays of each month. Per HUD requirements, one member must be a resident and served by the facility.

Any member appointed to serve a four year term, shall not serve more than two consecutive four-year terms. Adopted July 1, 2014, Any member of the board may be removed by the city manager, at his discretion, for misfeasance, nonfeasance, or malfeasance, but only after he conducts an inquiry into any complaint about a member.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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