Daily Archives: April 6, 2017

SRMC board announces it will reduce staff

Sumner Newscow report — The Health Care Authority Board of Wellington authorized Sumner Regional Medical Center management to proceed with a reduction in staff, according to a press release today.

The changes were made after careful consideration was given to preserving services SRMC provides to the community, and were made after receiving input from the medical staff.

SRMC President and CEO Les Dean said “the cuts were necessary and will have minimal impact to patient care.”

Scott Lee of Caldwell is the winner of the Sumner Newscow/Pig Shack bracket contest

Scott Lee, left, was the winner of the contest. Pigshack employee Randi Deffenbaugh presented him with a $100 check.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Scott Lee of Caldwell was named the 2017 Sumner Newscow Pig Shack Bracket contest winner. He received a $100 cash prize and a $100 gift certificate for great food at the Pig Shack.

Tim Norris of Wellington came in second and will receive a $50 gift certificate to Pig Shack.

Robbie Sexton of Wellington finished third and receives a $25 gift certificate to Pig Shack.

Lee received his winnings today.

“I don’t know how,” Lee laughed. “I finished last in the other bracket contest I was win. I guess in this case I didn’t think about it.” 

Eisenhower Elementary Color Run is slated for April 21

Eisenhower Color Run makes everything more colorful. This was from last year’s event.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Thinking outside the box, Eisenhower Elementary staff members devised the Color Run to raise money for the school four years ago.

“It wasn’t really a single person who started it, it was an idea that was tossed around, said fourth grade teacher Vanessa Sawyer. “We’d heard of fun runs that were used to make money around the area and thought it be fun to put a little twist on it! We actually had no idea it would have kind of success it has had!”

Students, split up into grades K-2 and 3-5, run the course for 30 minutes. Each time they run by a corner of the course, a teacher throws a bucket of fine colored powder at them.

The reason for color run fundraising goalis that Eisenhower isn’t a Title 1 school and doesn’t get the funding that other schools do.

“It’s a really fun day,” Sawyer said. “The students start asking about the Color Run pretty early in the school year, because it is one of the best days full of excitement and just a good time! There’s a lot of memories made on those days.”

Tulip Time to be held Friday to Sunday in Belle Plaine

Sumner Newscow report — Experience two days of live entertainment and family fun at the Tulip Time Spring Festival in downtown Belle Plaine. Enjoy activities for every age including arboretum tour of 30,000 tulips, athletic competitions, Bingo, BPQ Cook Off, a Car and Bike show with over 100 vintage vehicles, a carnival, contests, festival food, helicopter rides, Kids Fest, a parade, street dance, talent show and a variety of live entertainment.

Shop till you drop at Ventor’s Fair and local businesses, Vintage Market antique stores, library and museum. There will also be a food court and a barbecue cook off. 

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, April 5, 2017:

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