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Daily Archives: April 9, 2017

Wellington tennis singles players had a great day at Maize South Invite

Sumner Newscow report — Wellington tennis players played in Maize South Friday. 

“It was a great day for singles players,” said Allen Keller, Wellington head tennis coach.

Brock Edwards had two big wins and a third place medal, while Will Long had two big wins and a second place medal.

It was tough day for doubles.  In No. 1 doubles, Jaden Adams/Carson LeGrand at No. 1 finished sixth with a 1-3 record and Reece Langford and Avery Rademacher at No. 2 finished eighth with an 0-4 record. 

Wellington Lake annual walleye/wiper tournament is May 6

Glenn Compton, 93, Wellington: Sept. 20, 1923 – April 7, 2017

Glen Compton

Glenn Compton died on April 7, 2017.  He was born on September 20, 1923 on a farm in Sedgwick County to Alson and Zama Compton. He attended school in Anness and Milton, Kansas, graduating from high school in 1943.

He was active in football, basketball, and track. After graduating from high school, he served in the U.S. Navy during World War II as a Gunnersmate First Class from 1944 to 1946. He served in the Pacific Theater.

After his honorable discharge from the navy, he worked with his father and brother, Roy, for a short time in the farming industry.  He then went to work at Boeing in 1948 where he met his future wife Mary Ellen Rains, and they married in 1957. Glenn had three sons: Roger, Scott and Doug and one daughter, Lisa. Glenn spent 51 years in the aircraft industry, 46 of those years at Boeing.

Sunday blog: Hoffman/Alley failed to listen to the pleas of their hospitals

While Hoffman/Alley seem to be married to Brownback’s policies, the survival of institutions like Sumner Regional Medical Center remain in doubt. (Click on photo for larger version)

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas House of Representatives failure to override Governor Sam Brownback’s veto of the expansion of Medicaid is a slap in the face to the Kansas rural healthcare industry and the patients within.

Tracy “Cueball” McCue

What makes it worse, State Representative Kyle Hoffman (R- Coldwater), who represents the western half of Wellington and northwest Sumner County and thousands of patients who patronize Sumner Regional Medical Center and Sumner County Hospital in Caldwell, voted against the override.

There is little doubt, judging from his negative vote during the initial passage of the bill, State Senator Larry Alley would have followed Hoffman’s lead, had the override vote gotten to the Senate.

Not by coincidence, SRMC board announced it will be laying off employees just three days later.

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