Daily Archives: April 12, 2017

Ervin Lee Urban, 88, Wellington: March 7, 1929 – April 10, 2017

Ervin Urban

Ervin Lee Urban departed this life to enter life eternal on April 10, 2017, at the age of 88 years at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, April 14, 2017 at the First United Methodist Church in Wellington. Visitation will be Thursday, April 13, 2017 from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. Burial will be in the Sumner Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers memorials have been established with the United Methodist Men and Sumner Regional Medical Center Residential Care and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home. To leave online condolences please visit

Four women are recognized at Ladies Night Out; purse auction, and fun galore..

Kelsey Haydon is named Up and Coming award winner.

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce hosted Ladies Night Out recently which included a meal and fashion revue. 

The purse auction raised $4,480 for a local community scholarship that goes to a Wellington High School senior girl, who wishes to go into a health-related major in college.

Four people were also recognized for women’s achievement. The winners received Chamber Bucks, certificate and fresh flowers.

Kim Bryant

Most Inspirational Woman – Kimberly Bryant (Owner of Kids Haven and Chew Plumbing with her husband Erik)

Professional Businesswoman of the Year is – Kathy Riggs, Owner of Riggs Enterprises (Wheat Coin Laundry, Car Wash + Storage Units).

Kathy Riggs

Volunteer of the Year – Gloria Klima (National Depression Glass Muesum, First Presbyterian Church and more) 

Up & Coming Female of the Year (WHS high school or college age) – Kelsie Haydon (Senior Leadership Project, beautification project of Worden Park, walking path area).

More images by Amber Schmitz of the Ladies Night Out are as follows: 

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, April 11, 2017:

Election analysis: How the voters in Sumner County went for Estes

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – The following is the Sumner County precinct breakdown of Tuesday’s 4th District general election. Click here for the 38 precinct election totals. A township map below will help you with comparison.

The Sumner County Clerk office reported there was 4,063 county-wide votes cast for a 24.52 percent voter turnout which is significantly low compared to general election standards but average for non-Presidential local elections.

The election Tuesday confirmed a consistent trend of elections pasts. The more rural the precinct is the larger the Republican vote is. The more urban the precinct is the higher percentage the Democrats have. Also, Republicans get their largest support in the northwest part of the county.

Republican challenger Ron Estes defeated Democrat challenger James Thompson 53.3 percent to 45 percent in the Fourth District. In Sumner County, Estes won by a larger margin of 62.3 to 35.3 percent. 

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The post-election 4th District Congressional race question







Estes won the open 4th District seat Tuesday. How did you vote? (Only vote if you live in Sumner County)

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Wellington baseball team splits with Augusta; plays Andale Thursday

Wellington’s Arlis Troutman gets to first barely in first game vs. Augusta typifying how close this contest was for 10 1/2 innings.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington baseball team was scheduled to play two 7-inning games Monday evening. The Crusaders played one game for 11 innings and one for five. Overall, it was close to 14 innings, just unconventionally.

Wellington would earn a split with visiting Augusta in what was supposed to be the team’s home opener. The Crusaders would lose 15-6 in 11 innings in game one. Wellington would exact revenge in the nightcap, winning 11-1 in a five-inning run rule.

The Crusaders are now 2-3 for the season.

The first game was a thriller in a strange game in which Augusta appeared to be on its way to a rather easy win leading 6-1 in the middle of the sixth. But then Wellington would score five runs to tie it 6-all. Then the two teams would go scoreless for four innings.

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