Daily Archives: April 7, 2017

Help wanted: Social worker at St. Francis Community Services

Help Wanted – St. Francis Community Services, Wichita.

Reintegration Social Worker – Wellington Location. Responsible for providing case management for foster care reintegration. Some travel.

Competitive wages and benefits. Requires LBSW/LMSW/LMFT/LPC/LCAC/LCA

Apply on-line here. 

Jim Snow, 73, funeral services to be held Tuesday, April 11

Jim Snow

Jim L. Snow, 73, died April 5, 2017 at home surrounded by family.

He was preceded in death by father Ralph Snow and mother June McClaskey.

Survived by wife Gayle, sons Luke (Amy), Todd (Angie), four grandchildren (Brogan, Reese, Caleb, Avery) and brothers, Gary, David and Bryan Snow.  Jim was a devout family man who cherished his grandchildren and loved the Lord.  He lived by example, will be missed by all and believed “The nicest place to be is in someone’s thoughts.  The safest place to be is in someone’s prayers, and the very best place to be is in the hands ofS God.”

Sports today: Wellington tennis team finally get back on court, Oxford’s record setting day, and more

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are results of the Wellington High School tennis team at Andover, the WMS golf team at Augusta, the WMS track team at Winfield, the Oxford baseball team setting records in baseball and South Haven battling Udall girls in softball:

Wellington boys tennis: 

Wellington head tennis coach Allen Keller said it was a pretty good showing as the tennis team performed in only its second tournament of the season after several rainouts.

The only Wellington medalist was senior Will Long. 

“Will played in a hard fought final and I’m very proud of his effort,” Keller said. “He had determination and attitude that he was ‘going to win or die trying.’ If everyone on the team brought his laser focus and fighting spirit, we would win many more matches.”

Wellington golf team finishes second; Ty Wilson places 5th individually in home invite

Ty Wilson, teeing off on Hole #6, finished fifth in Wellington invite with 77 score. Above, Skyler Crittenden, is putting on Hole #5 on his way to 12th place finish.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington golf team hosted its annual tournament at the Golf Club Thursday afternoon. During a beautiful springlike day, Wellington finished tied for second as a team with a 342 cumulative score. The top four of the six varsity players on each team scores are cumulative tallied.

Andover annihilated the competition with a 300 team score. The Indian golfers had five of its six golfers in the top eight. Zach Sokolosky was the top golfer, finishing with a 71 — one stroke over par. Wellington’s Ty Wilson finished fifth. The junior shots 39 on the front nine and 38 on the back for a 77 score.

Skyler Crittenden placed 12th with an 83. He had 38 on the front nine and 45 on the back. True Dejarnett tied for 17th with a 37 on the front and a 50 on the back for an 87.

Wellington Lake Office Hours for April through October

Sumner Newscow report — The following Lake Permit Office hours are now in effect:


Fridays                       12 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Saturdays                   10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Sundays                     10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Jesse Chisholm never drove cattle north, but he was the reason for the trail

Editor’s Note: The following is the first of a monthly feature concerning stories about the Chisholm Trail in conjunction with the 150th anniversary.

Jesse Chisholm

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow – In the days after the Civil War there was a beef shortage in major cities like Kansas City and Chicago, as well as other places. It was also known at the time there were millions of cattle running loose in south Texas. Someone got the idea of driving those cattle north to the rail heads, and selling the cattle to all those cities that needed beef.

The cowboy was born, and along with it the Chisholm Trial.

The trail was named for Jesse Chisholm, who never actually drove cattle north to the rail heads, and who never knew there was a trail named after him.

Chisholm had a Scottish father and an Indian mother, and he lived his life with the Indians. He was born in Tennessee and his mother brought him to Oklahoma when he was only a few years old in the very early 1800s. This was when some Cherokee were migrating voluntarily.

He may have not have driven any cattle, but he probably would have approved. Once the idea caught on, it just made sense to use the highway Chisholm had created. He also had a great impact on the settlement of Oklahoma and relations between the settlers and the Indians.

Garage Sales this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of April 7-9, 2017. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, April 6, 2017:

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