Daily Archives: May 10, 2017

Charles ‘Mike’ Booth, Sr., 64, Wellington: Aug. 18, 1952 – May 7, 2017

Charles ‘Mike’ Booth

Charles “Mike” Booth, Sr., of Wellington, died Sunday, May 7, 2017 at his home at the age of 64.

Mike was born the son of Ivan and Doris Mae (Patton) Booth on Monday, August 18, 1952 in Wellington.

He was a master plumber that worked for many years in the family business, Booth Plumbing and later in life operated his own business, Mike’s Handyman Services. Mike also was proud of the 17 years of service he gave to the Sumner County Sheriffs Reserve. 

Survivors include his son, Bryan Booth and his wife Lisa of Olathe and their daughters: Aryana, Isabella and Ivana; son, Chris Booth of Wichita and his daughter, Alexandria Booth; son, Charles Booth, Jr. and his wife Amber and his children: Shawn, Tayla, Shauntaye, Mataya, Evin and Angel; other grandchildren include Larissa Booth, Lynna Herring and Leanna Herring; a great-grandson that is on the way, Ivan Booth.

The refurbished Crusader Head of 1964 – is about to get a new home

Wellington High School Principal Adam Hatfield and 1964 graduates David Klein and David Carroll.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A lot of things happened in 1964. President Lyndon Johnson was re-elected. The Civil Rights movement was in full swing. Soviet leader Khrushchev fell from power. And in Wellington, the first class to start as sophomores in the “new” high school on A Street graduated.

And to commemorate the event, members of the Class of 1964 decided to build a metal-like Crusader head that sat proudly on the upper south side of the WHS gymnasium. There it would sit to greet many WHS students, who would attend USD 353 for the next four decades.

On Monday, the 37-pound four-foot high metallic Crusader head, was officially reborn. Two members of the Class of 1964 — David Carroll and David Klein — came to the Wellington School Board meeting Monday night to unveil the refurbished Crusader head. It will soon be erected in the “newest” high school circular commons where students gather to eat.

The Crusader head was on the southwest corner wall from 1964 to 2016. But in many ways its visibility became so much less pronounced as the years wore on. In the late 1960s, with a burgeoning student population, the school board went back to the voters to ask for the construction of “pods” – extra classroom space. As a result, the Crusader head was obstructed to the west by the new buildings and could only be seen from the south parking lot.

KSHSAA announces post-season baseball and softball pairings

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State High School Activities Association announced the pairing for the baseball and softball post season tournaments this morning…


Class 4A- Wellington, May 15-16

Play in game – May 15

#4 Mulvane (7-11) vs. #5 Winfield (5-14), 2 p.m.

First round – May 15

#1 Andale/Garden Plain (17-3) vs. winner Mulvane-Winfield, 6 p.m.

#2 Maize South (15-5) vs. #3 Wellington (9-11), 4 p.m.

Championship game – May 16, 5 p.m.

Full bracket can be found here.


Class 3A- Douglass, May 15-18 (Belle Plaine participating)

Brock Edwards named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

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

Brock Edwards

On Monday, Edwards qualified for his fourth consecutive state tournament berth with a third place finish in singles in the Class 4A Regional in Pratt. Edwards would beat Trey Paul of Ulysses and Nick Orth of Larned to qualify for state and would go on to finish 3-1 last weekend.

Edwards will now play at Prairie Village-Harmon Park Tennis Complex in the Kansas City area Friday in hopes of garnering his first state tournament medal.

For his effort, Edwards receives a FREE delicious large pizza at Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington Avenue. 

Wellington Young Professionals organization has been formed

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB has announced the rebranding and organization of the Sumner County Young Professionals. The group has rebranded to become the Wellington Young Professionals.

The group’s mission is to establish a collective voice for young talent to network, invest in their community, and to learn and grow professionally.

The Wellington Young Professionals organization is officially an initiative of the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB. WYP will now officially have a spot on the Board of Directors of the Chamber. All Chamber members are encouraged to sponsor their employees ages 21 – 40 to join the organization. Membership dues are annual, January – December of the calendar year and are $15 per person.

“We are excited for the new opportunities that will come along with joining the Chamber.  It’s a real honor to be a part of an organization that’s so involved with the community and we look forward to bringing some new ideas to the group”, said Katie Norton, President of Wellington Young Professionals.

Officers for the new organization are: 

WHS Daily Bulletin: April Students of the Month announced

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, May 10, 2017:


•WHS Sports Banquet at commons at 6 p.m.


•WHS/WMS Choir Concert, 7 p.m.


•Seniors last day if they have no finals exam.

•State Class 4A Tennis Tournament at Prarie Village.

•AV-CTL Div. IV track meet at Clearwater, 4 p.m.

Monday menu:

Breakfast: Scrambled eggs.

Lunch: Soft tacos, chicken and cheese quesadilla.

Today’s News:

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, May 9, 2017:

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