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Daily Archives: May 11, 2017

Smurfs: The Lost Village is being played at Wellington Regent this weekend

This week at the Regent Theater: “Smurfs: The Lost Village.”

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

Feature film rating: PG (for some mild action and rude humorl).

Time: 1 hour 37 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: In this fully animated, all-new take on the Smurfs, a mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest filled with magical creatures to find a mysterious lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel does. Embarking on a rollercoaster journey full of action and danger, the Smurfs are on a course that leads to the discovery of the biggest secret in Smurf history!

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Ty Wilson finishes 2nd at AV-CTL golf tournament; team sets sight on Regional

Sumner Newscow report — It is crunch time for the Wellington High School boys golf team. On Tuesday, Wellington competed in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League golf meet in Hesston. Next Monday, Wellington will be playing in the Class 4A Regionals at the Independence Country Club. Tee times start at 9 a.m.

Ty Wilson

As far as the league tournament was concerned, Ty Wilson shot a tournament personal record best 74 and finished second to Peyton Austin of Rose Hill at the par-71 Hesston Golf Club (Austin is the son of golf pro Woody Austin). Wilson shot 36 on the front and 38 on the back – only four strokes behind Austin who shot a 70.

There were 28 golfers in the event.

“What a great round for Ty today,” said James Ginter, Wellington head golf coach. “He has really made great strides this season.”

Blake Bales finished 10th with an 88 Tuesday, and also gained all-league honors.

“I was very proud of Blake as well,” Ginter said. “He is probably the most improved golfer from last season to this one.” 

Edward Glover, 45, Wellington faces 2 felony counts for break-in and extensive damage to Memorial Auditorium

Upper third seating deck at Memorial Auditorium was damaged this week.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It usually is a busy time at the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce office at Memorial Auditorium. But on Wednesday morning around 11:30 a.m. it got a little too busy.

Edward Glover

Edward Glover, 45, of Wellington was arrested, charged and is now confined at Sumner County jail after causing extensive damage to the upper seat deck area at Memorial Auditorium.

He is awaiting possible felony charges from the Sumner County Attorney’s office for criminal damage to property and criminal trespass. He currently has a $5,000 bond.

According to Wellington Police Captain Paul Nefzger, Glover caused over $2,000 worth of damage to ceiling tiles, electrical fixtures and drywall in the northeast part of the Memorial Auditorium gymnasium.

No one knows exactly how he got up there or how long he was there. But he created attention to himself when he allegedly set off the building’s fire alarm at approximately 11:30 a.m. There were at least three Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce employees working there at the time.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, May 10, 2017:

Sumner Newscow precipitation table: Thursday, May 11, 20`7

Henry to make his public debut Monday at Smoker’s Choice

by John Munro, Special to Sumner Newscow — Kansas Wheat Festival Raffle tickets for the Henry 45-70 custom engraved rifle, is currently on sale!

Early ticket sales seem to be taking off, and as soon as everyone realizes that they are now for sale, we expect a heavy turnout. We have distributed 1,000 of the 2,000 tickets so far to our vendors, and should have more tickets ready by next week.  A list of the vendors:

Chris Kop, Jaycee Schettler named senior male and female athletes of the year

Chris Kop and Jaycee Schettler.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Chris Kop and Jaycee Schettler have been named Wellington High School Senior Male and Female Athletes of the Year Wednesday evening at the year-end WHS Athletic Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

The awards ceremony/banquet returned to the evening for the first time in five years. It had been held the previous four years during the morning before school hours.

Fifteen teams were recognized at the banquet.

Kop is a two-sport athlete. He was a member of the Wellington High School football team. He was a running back, who finished the year with 315 yards on 64 attempts. Kop is currently a shot put/discus thrower in track and has accumulated several first place finishes. He recently placed first in the Wellington Invitational with a shot put throw of 46’11” and the discus throw of 148′ 1″.

Schettler is a three sport athlete. She is best known in track where she is a 100 and 200 meter sprinter. Recently, she finished second in the Wellington Invitational with runs of 27.73 in the 100 meters and 27.73 in the 200 meters.

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