Daily Archives: May 2, 2017

Help wanted: Gusher Energy Services, Inc. looking for full-time employee

Local oilfield service company seeking an individual to fill a full time position.  Duties include pumping, roustabout, and related work.  All work done locally.  Prefer an applicant with prior oilfield experience, but willing to train the right individual.  Must have a valid driver’s license and be willing to work a weekend rotation.

Benefits include:

  1. Starting Wage $13-$15 Per Hour
  2. Paid Time Off
  3. Extra Pay for Class A CDL
  4. Health/Dental Insurance
  5. Christmas Bonus
  6. Employer Matched IRA
  7. Company Pickup and Tools

Employees of Gusher Energy Services, Inc. are subject to D.O.T. safety qualifications, including pre-employment drug/alcohol testing.

Please mail resume to Gusher Energy Services, Inc., P.O. Box 45, Wellington, KS  67152 or email by May 9, 2017.

Jesse Chisholm was half white, Indian and no ordinary trader

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

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Chisholm Trail was named after Jesse Chisholm, a half-breed Indian trader. He was no ordinary trader though. He has as much to do with settling the west as anyone in the years before the cattle drives started.

People were driving the cattle up the Chisholm trail to Abilene in 1866. Jesse Chisholm never drove a herd of cattle, but he did use the trail a lot for his wagons on trading missions between the Indians and the white soldiers.

Jesse Chisholm

There are a couple of reasons it got the name it did. One was because Jesse Chisholm marked the trail, and made some improvements in 1868. A second was because of the legend that Chisholm was. He was well liked by everyone, and had a reputation of being a fair and honest businessman.

Some might have found being of mixed race a hindrance, but Chisholm used it to his advantage. He was equally comfortable in the white mans world as well a the Indian world. Even so, he considered himself an Indian all his life.

Sumner County Commissioners proclaim this is 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail

Sumner County Commissioners Jim Newell, Cliff Bales and Steve Warner.

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Commissioners recently proclaimed 2017 as the 150th Anniversary of the Chisholm Trail in Sumner County.

The proclamation is read as follows: 

Sumner County Extension to hold Parenting Classes starting Thursday

Sumner Newscow report — Sumner County Extension will be holding Parenting Classes: Building Better Baby Brains on Thursday evenings in May at the Wellington Public Library, 212 W. 7th Street in Wellington.

The classes will be from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. starting this Thursday.

The classes will include developing positive parenting skills, improve your parenting skills, developing effective discipline and parenting as a team.

Will Long of Wellington has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Will Long in an earlier tournament in Wellington.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Will Long, a Wellington High School senior tennis player, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

Long, who has received high praise from his head tennis coach Allen Keller all season, finished his senior year by placing second in No. 2 singles at the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. III and IV tournament in Buhler Monday – losing to Stewart of McPherson in the championship game.

Will Long

For the year, Long finished 18-4, accumulating the best individual record in singles for the season since Evan Keller in 2012.

Long exemplifies the student athlete. Despite his tennis success, he will be participating in the Business Professional Association competition in Orlando, Fla. next week and won’t be in regional tournament competition.

For his efforts, Long receives a FREE large delicious pizza at Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington Ave. 

Wellington finishes 4th in AV-CTL League tournament; Edwards, Long place in top 3

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – The Wellington boys tennis team placed fourth out of eight teams in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. III and IV Varsity tournament at Buhler High School, Monday afternoon. 

The Crusaders finished with 39 points. McPherson won the tournament with 65 points and Wichita Collegiate had 63. Buhler finished had 42. Wellington bested El Dorado, Augusta, Winfield and Circle.

Wellington’s Brock Edwards finished third in No. 1 singles as a fourth seed. Will Long finished second in No. 2 singles. In No. 1 doubles, of Jaden Adams/Jared Oathout were seeded fifth and finished sixth. In No. 2 doubles of Carson LeGrand/John Long were seeded sixth and finished fifth. 

“I knew going into yesterday that McPherson and Wichita Collegiate would finish top two and really hoped that Wellington could play well enough to finish third,” said Allen Keller, Wellington head tennis coach. “But we missed in by three points and came in fourth behind Buhler.

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Oxford takes share of Walter Johnson League Championship with Sedan sweep

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Oxford High School baseball team clinched a tie for the Walter Johnson, i.e. SCBL, regular season league title after sweeping Sedan 19-4 and 18-8.

The Wildcats finished 13-1 in the WJL and is 15-1 overall. Cedar Vale-Dexter is 14-1 in the league (the full standings are below).

“This is our first league title since 2004 — our seventh in program history when baseball started here in 1993,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head baseball coach. “It’s a great accomplishment to be able to win league. “It was one of the goals, but we still have a lot of season left.”

As far as the double-header sweep itself. Green was not as enthusiastic.

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, May 1, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Monday, May 1, 2017:

Brian Peck wins KCAC Men’s Golf Championship series, heads for nationals

Sumner Newscow report — With a performance in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship series that can only be described as ‘dominating,’ Southwestern College senior Brian Peck has qualified for the NAIA Men’s Golf National Championship Tournament, which will take place May 16-19 at TPC Deere Run in Silvis, Ill.

Brian Peck

Peck is a 2013 Wellington High School graduate. He is the son of David and Kathy Peck of Wellington.

People in Wellington can only appreciate the rise of Peck, who only started playing golf in high school his senior year and did not come from a golfing family. He never picked up a club until his junior year in high school.

He played tennis and baseball in the summers until that time. During his junior year, he and Evan Keller were state runner ups in 4A doubles tennis. 

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