Daily Archives: May 16, 2017

Wellington City Council meeting: May 16, 2017 – AUDIO ENHANCED!

Wellington City Council to discuss resolution on Westborough Addition tonight

Curb and guttering will be part of the discussion tonight concerning a resolution about fixing roads in the Westborough Addition. This picture was taken after a big rain storm last week illustrating the issue of drainage in the area. 

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The paving of streets in the Westborough subdivision will once again be on the agenda tonight at the city council meeting. After several discussion, the council will ultimately decide whether or not to pass a resolution concerning the street improvement project at the Westborough addition in west Wellington. The meeting begins tonight at 6:30 p.m. (see full agenda here).

The matter was discussed at length at the latest city work session held Thursday.

People in that subdivision have filed a petition asking for their streets to be repaired. They will pay part of the cost, around 10 percent, and the city will finance the $1 million project with bonds.

The resolution is asking whether or not to pave the streets without curbing and guttering. At the last meeting councilman Kip Etter wanted that included because city staff said it would make the streets last longer. The people presenting the petition did not ask for curbing and guttering. That could be added later.

Mayor Shelley Hansel said at the meeting, she had heard from people who are part of the petition, and they just want paved streets. She said they are more interested in just having the streets paved and didn’t want curb and guttering.

Jaedin Goodwin of Wellington was involved in a two-car rollover accident Monday

A Wellington woman survives a roll-over on I-35 in north Wichita. (KAKE-TV photo). 

Sumner Newscow report — A two-car roll-over accident in North Wichita resulted in a Wellington woman suffering injuries. Jaedin Goodwin, 18, of Wellington was taken to Wesley Medical Center in Wichita on Monday at 11:40 a.m. She was treated and released according to hospital officials.

Goodwin was driving a 1997 Chevrolet Blazer southbound on I-35 near Hartman Arena when a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, driven by Austin Kruckenberg of Valley Center, merged from 85th St. onto the south-bound ramp.

Ellsworth ‘Marty’ Sickles, 71, Wellington: Nov. 30, 1945 – May 14, 2017

Marty Sickles

Ellsworth Martin “Marty” Sickles died peacefully in his home in Wellington, on May 14, 2017 at the age of 71.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Wellington on Thursday, May 18, 2017. A meal will then be served at the Church in Wellington following the funeral service. The graveside service and burial will follow at the Hillcrest Cemetery in Derby, Kansas at 2 p.m.

Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington with no family night scheduled. In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to St. Jude’s children’s hospital and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home. Condolences and cards may be sent to 805 E. 4th, Wellington, Kans. 67152. To leave an online condolences please visit

WHS Daily Bulletin: Girls interested in PSQ has meeting Thursday

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, May 16, 2017:


•Senior finals, first – fourth grade.

•Regional baseball championship.


•Class night, 7 p.m.

•Regional track at Winfield, 1 p.m.


•Finals begin for freshman-juniors. First hour final: 1:30 to 3:05 p.m.


Wellington girls season ends on a Winfield walkoff double

Madi Lewellen came in relief to secure victory over Rose Hill in game one. McKenna Jones is pictured above.

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Wellington had one bad inning, and though they chipped away at the deficit, they lost to Winfield 7-6 in the regional finals Monday. Wellington held off Rose Hill and won 14-13 in the first game of the day.

Wellington head coach T.D. Buck said in Crusader Club earlier in the day, said this regional was anyone’s for the taking. And boy that proved to be the case.

Winfield’s Abby Cantrell smacked in a walk off double with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning to drive in the winning run to secure the Vikings their first state tournament berth in years. She was also the winning pitcher for the Lady Vikings.

Winfield scored six runs in the second inning, and only two of those were earned runs. The Lady Crusaders, plagued by errors all year, had two errors in the inning alone. Ali Tate had a bases loaded triple to drive in three runs, and then scored on a bad throw to account for the fourth run. Another bases loaded single earlier in the inning had scored two more.

Wellington golfers qualify as a team at Independence regional; Wilson finishes 2nd

2017 Wellington golfers becomes the first state qualifying WHS team since 2011.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the first time since 2011, Wellington High School is sending a golf team to state.

The Crusaders placed second by shooting a state-qualifying 360 team score, Monday afternoon. Chanute won the tournament with a 330. Other scores were: Winfield 364, Labette County 386, Independence 394, Coffeyville 400 and Mulvane 437.

Ty Wilson finishes second.

Wellington will now play in the Wamego Country Club in the Class 4A State Golf Tournament on Monday, May 22.

Wellington’s Ty Wilson finished second with a four-over par 75 score. He shot a 35 on the front and 40 on the back to become the Crusaders’ lone medalist. Austin Liudahl of Chanute won the regional with a 72 — 34 in and 38 out.

Other individual Wellington scores were:

Wellington baseball team gets quickly eliminated by Maize South in Regional

Arlis Troutman got to second to start the top of the fourth. The score was 1-0 at the time. Not much right occurred thereafter.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It didn’t take very long to figure out it might not be the Wellington baseball team’s day.

On Cade Phelps first pitch in the first inning in Wellington ’s first game in regional, Maize South leadoff batter Jack Wagner cleared it over the centerfield wall for a solo home run. The Mavericks would go on to win 10-0 in a five-inning run-rule game. Wellington was eliminated from the Class 4A Regional at Sellers Park. It ended its season at 9-12.

In case you are interested, Andale battles Maize South for the Regional Championship at 2 p.m. in Wellington. The game was moved up from 5 p.m. due to the threat of storms.

The game didn’t always look as if was going to be a runaway. For four innings, Wellington and Maize South were locked in a pitching dual as Phelps and Maize’s Chase Hampton went toe-to-toe allowing two hits each. Trouble is the Mavericks had three RBIs off their two hits off a Jack Wagner 2 RBI double and were holding a 3-0 lead going into the fifth.

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, May 15, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Monday, May 15, 2017:

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