Daily Archives: May 12, 2017

Wellington High School says goodbye to Dorothea Kelley

Drama students hugged on the stage after hearing the announcement that their teacher Dorthea Kelly was moving on to Campus High School.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — At the end of this school year, students, staff, and the community as a whole, will say goodbye to Wellington High School drama teacher, Dorothea Kelly.

“There was a job opening nearer to my home, teaching a subject I love,” Kelly said. “I will be teaching drama and theatre at Campus High School in Haysville.”

Kelly made the announcement of her departure to her drama students at the year end banquet held at the WHS auditorium. The announcement brought many tears.

Kelly has taught here since 2007, and instructed classes in drama, debate, forensics, college public speaking, speech, English 10, English 11 and English 12.

“I love the connection with the students and seeing in their eyes that “AhHa!” moment,” Kelly said. “That moment when they suddenly understand or when they realize they have achieved what they were working toward.”

Kelly leaves behind a very diversified list of subjects. And it will be hard to replace her. According to sources, Goddard High School had to look all the way to Louisiana before finding a drama teacher this spring.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, May 11, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, May 11, 2017:

The Stock Exchange Bank recently celebrates 135th Anniversary

The Stock Exchange Bank, with two locations in Caldwell and Arkansas City, recently celebrated their 135th anniversary. The Stock Exchange Bank was founded in Caldwell in 1881, and is the oldest banking institution in Caldwell and in Sumner County. The original location was erected in 1881 in Caldwell, Kansas at a cost of $5,000.

The bank has been a long term family tradition for the Overall family. In 1911, M. N. Overall, nephew of original founders of the bank, purchased the bank, along with Dr. I. T. Gabbert. Overall was President of the bank until his death in 1941, when he was succeeded by his son, Charles.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Finals scheduled released for next week

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, May 12, 2017:


•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: Pancakes.

Lunch: Chicken strips, Sloppy Joes.

Today’s News:

*Senior Finals: Monday, May 15th- 5th-8th

Mill Creek Lumber Mother’s Day Sale is going on right now!

Garage Sales for this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.

Happy bargain hunting!

Sumner Newscow Precipitation table: May 12, 2017

Sumner Newscow issues apology for Triumph Accessories Inc. story

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner Newscow, specifically myself, would like to issue an apology to Triumph Accessories Inc. for an outdated news story that ran late Thursday evening on this site that was just recently pulled on Friday at 9:45 a.m.

In the story it was written that the corporation of Triumph lost $1 billion and planned on cutting jobs. The plants in Wellington and Wichita could be affected. This article was written by the Wichita Eagle. While that indeed may have been the case in the past, the article was written on May 4, 2016 – over a year ago. This information is no longer relevant.

However, I unfortunately, missed the date for which the article was originally published and mistook it as recent developments. I was a victim of my Facebook feed which had regurgitated the story a couple times in the past 24 hours and was creating concern on the social network. I had a few readers send me the story individually.

Please, be careful with news you see on Facebook and other social media outlets. Please check the written source of the story and WHEN an article is written. The Fake News phenomenon is real, and it is being packaged in ways to make it look all the more real. I will try to do a better job in checking my sources and verifying what is real and not. But, please, help me and those others on your Facebook feed. Don’t distribute anything you can’t verify.


Women for Kansas-Sumner County to host organization meeting

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — A newly formed Women for Kansas – Sumner Chapter will officially launch at the organizational meeting from 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 at the Wellington Recreational Center, 202 S. Jefferson.

The vision of Women for Kansas is to restore integrity, transparency, fiscal responsibility and balance to Kansas by electing moderates to public office. Their mission is to recruit, motivate and educate women who will actively participate in the process of electing moderates to public office who will advocate for moderate policies.

The new Sumner County chapter is being organized by Jo Roitman, Wellington; Kay Ryan, South Haven; and Michelle Schiltz, Caldwell. All three women have been active politically in the area. Their mission in forming the new chapter is to encourage civic engagement in the county through education on issues that touch everyone.

WHS Choir does Queen!

Sumner Newscow report — Wow, what a concert! The Crusader/Knight Choir concert was held Thursday night at the WHS Auditorium. The year end event featured the best in choir for both the middle school and high school including a great rendition of Queen in the HD video above.

Check it out!

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