Daily Archives: April 20, 2017

Brandon Moore, 64, Overland Park died at his home on April 3, 2017

Brandon Moore, 64, of Overland Park, KS died at his home on April 3, 2017, after a long battle with liver disease. Mr. Moore was a lifelong educator, teaching for 35 years in Kansas – the last 30 years in the Shawnee Mission School District (Roesland Elementary: 1979 – 1999 and Belinder Elementary: 1999 – 2009). Mr. Moore retired in 2009 but continued to substitute teach and tutor elementary students in mathematics until this past year.

Mr. Moore is survived by his father, Philip D. Moore of Wellington, KS, a sister, Millicent A. Byington of Park Hills, MO, a brother, Tim L. Robertson of Lakin, KS and several cousins, nieces and a nephew.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Rheba M. Moore of Wellington, KS.

Mr. Moore’s passion was teaching and helping young people learn.  He loved all of the children that he taught and developed many lifelong relationships with his students and their parents.  His love of teaching is exemplified by his having established scholarships with Southwestern College, Winfield, and Wichita State University for students entering the field of elementary education.

New Sumner non-profit organization Bridges Community Resource Services, Inc. is formed

Debbie and Rachel Reed have started new charity organization.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Seeing a need for more direct assistance with Sumner County residents, Debbie Reed branched out from Catholic Charities with her daughter, Rachel Reed, to form a new non-profit organization.

Bridges Community Resource Services, Inc., or Bridges for short, became incorporated in March.  Reed was with Catholic Charities for five years, being with them from their beginning here.

“I saw that the need outweighed the resources in the county, and I wanted to be able to help more people,” said Debbie Reed. “Catholic Charities really inspired me.”

Reed brings 37 years of experience in social services, including MRDD behavioral psychology.

“I like to talk to the client and find out the underlying issues, and how best to help people,” Reed said.

Wellington boys sweep; girls lose in heartbreakers in makeup games at Winfield

Wellington’s Therin Frame threw a one-hitter against Winfield. Here he is pitching against Augusta a week earlier.

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington boys baseball team swept Winfield 9-0 and 9-7 Wednesday night in a make-up game at the Broadway Sports Complex. The girls softball team were not as fortunate, losing both games late 5-4.

As of the time of this writing, the home double-headers this afternoon with Mulvane are still scheduled. The boys start at 4 p.m. while the girls play at 4:30 p.m.

The Crusader baseball team improved to .500 with its second series sweep of the season. In the first game, Therin Frame threw an outstanding game for Wellington holding Winfield to just one hit in seven innings pitched. 

Power Rangers playing at Wellington Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: “Power Rangers”

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, 4 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mill Creek Lumber – True Value will be open Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Haven’t gotten all your live plants this season yet? Mill Creek Lumber will be open this SUNDAY from 12 to 4 p.m.!


Mill Creek True Value Lumber is bursting in bloom!  Mill Creek is stocked up on live plants, vegetable sets, bushes, potting mixes and everything else you need to get your garden growing!  Don’t forget spring items arriving weekly! We are now stocking Bee Habitats, Butterfly Hibernation Habitats and Bat Houses. Stop in today!!  

John Thomas Floyd, 89, Conway Springs: April 13, 1928 – April 19, 2017

John T. Floyd

John Thomas Floyd, 89, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather died Wednesday evening, April 19, 2017 at Spring View Manor in Conway Springs, KS.  He was a retired Oil Field Engineer for Dowell.

John was born on April 13, 1928 in Cushing, OK to Charles Floyd and Goldie (Jones) Floyd.  John served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He married Emma Jean Pettigrew on February 5, 1951 in Pauls Valley, OK. She preceded him in death on September 7, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Emma Jean Floyd; and one brother, George Floyd.

Varsity golf tournament at Cherry Oaks rescheduled

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington varsity golf tournament at Cherry Oaks for Friday has been rescheduled to April 26. 

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