Daily Archives: April 13, 2017

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(Updated Friday morning) Many activities planned for Easter weekend in Sumner County

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — With Easter approaching this weekend, many activities are planned.

South Haven 4-H will be having its Annual Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 15t at the South Haven School for ages 0 to 12.

That same day the 4-H will sponsor a rabies clinic held at the South Haven Community Building from 9 a.m. to noon.

Provencio gets additional 32 months for indecent solicitation of 13-year-old

Sylvester Provencio speaks with his attorney Jess Hoeme during the sentencing hearing today.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sylvester Provencio, 22, of Caldwell has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for “aggravated indecent solicitation” with a 13-year-old girl during a New Years Party in January of 2016.

Judge Scott McQuin made the ruling today during a 30-minute sentencing hearing at the Sumner County District Court.

Provencio, who is already serving a 31-month sentence for reckless aggravated battery on an unrelated crime, is expected to serve 61 months for both crimes – five years and one month with a possibility of a 15 percent reduction for good behavior in prison. He has 14 days to file an appeal in district court.

McQuin ruled that Provencio will serve the two sentences consecutively – meaning one sentence and then the other. Provencio’s attorney Jess Hoeme asked that the sentence be served “concurrently” meaning simultaneously.

Time Provencio has already served will be applied to the sentence. He has been in jail since January, 2016. He is likely to be released sometime in 2020. 

(Updated) One person dead in Sumner County after car chase and shooting

Update 5:15 p.m.  Law enforcement officials on Thursday identified the man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting earlier that day south of Wichita.

During a news conference, Sedgwick County Sheriff Jeff Easter said that Charles S. Johnston, 25, took a woman hostage and fired at officers late Wednesday night after leading a police chase that spanned four counties in south-central Kansas that ended in Sumner County.

Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers said that the investigation continues in both counties and some of the charges may be filed in both Sedgwick and Sumner County.

Sumner Newscow report – According to media reports, one person is dead after an overnight multi-county chase involving several law enforcement agencies.

Sedgwick, Sumner and Cowley County authorities care are currently investigating a deadly officer-involved shooting during a police chase that spanned at least three south-central Kansas counties late Wednesday into Thursday.

Authorities are asking drivers using K-15 to avoid the highway between Oxford and Geuda Springs Road, as it will be closed during the investigation.

A Sedgwick County 911 dispatch supervisor said a call about a police chase came in at 11:40 p.m. Wednesday night.

Lt. Lin Dehning of the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the death of a man. The police chase went through parts of three counties, he said. A second person was in the vehicle that was being chased, he said, but he gave no further details.

Wellington High School holds annual service day throughout community

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School students, grades 10-12, held their annual service day Wednesday around the community from 8 to 11 a.m. Freshmen stayed on campus to serve at school. The day was organized through Karla Defore, World History and Crusader Way Instructional Coach.(School pictures sprinkled throughout the story were taken by Wellington instructor Katie Ford.)

The places the students went to help included:

•Arrowhead Animal Clinic/Hargis Creek Clean up – eight students walked dogs, cleaned cages. After that they walked to Hargis Creek and picked up trash.

•Brookdale Senior Living — 15 students cleaned windows and spent time with residents. 

Help wanted: English for speaker of other languages para educator

Help wanted: Wellington Public Schools USD 353 is accepting applications for the following position:

  • ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Para Educator

Spanish language is preferred, but not required. Interested parties should complete and return applications to the District Office, 221 S. Washington, Wellington, KS  67152 or email: Stephanie Frazier at [email protected]

WHS Daily Bulletin: No school Friday and Monday

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, April 13, 2017:


• Baseball at Andale

• Softball at Andale


• No school.

• Track at WSU 8 p.m.


• No School.

Tuesday menu:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs.

Lunch: Chicken soft tacos, pizza quesadilla.

Today’s News:

Held over for second week! Beauty and the Beast at Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

This week at the Regent Theater: “Beauty and the Beast”  – held over from last week.

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

Feature film rating: PG (for some action violence, peril and frightening images).

Time: 2 hours, 9 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” is a live-action re-telling of the studio’s animated classic which refashions the classic characters from the tale as old as time for a contemporary audience, staying true to the original music while updating the score with several new songs. “Beauty and the Beast” is the fantastic journey of Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman who is taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s hideous exterior and realize the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

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