Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

Wellington High School Featured Valedictorian: Carson LeGrand

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — With Wellington High School graduation ceremony set for Saturday at 2 p.m., Sumner Newscow is featuring the six students, who were named Valedictorian of the Class of 2017. We will be featuring a senior every 12 hours leading up to graduation. Next year, we hope to expand the coverage to include the Valedictorians of other schools.

Our first featured Valedictorian is Carson LeGrand.

Parents/guardians: Shelley Hansel and Bryce LeGrand. 

List of high school accomplishments.  National Honor Society, Rotary Scholar, Junior Lions Club Award, KU Honors Scholar.  

Future aspirations (college, career plans): Attend Hutchinson Community College for Sports Management. 

Favorite past time: Skateboarding.

Lincoln Place will become the property of the City of Wellington

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — After a brief executive session Tuesday night, the Wellington City Council announced that the Lincoln Place building issue may be resolved. More than a year ago the building was closed down due to concerns over its structural stability. The city blocked off the sidewalk and then finally blocked off the street itself.

The property owner closed the building, and had been waiting on a settlement from the insurance company.

While exact numbers were not given, the city has agreed to “take ownership” of the building and will receive the insurance money on the building. The owners are going to sign over the building to the city, Mayor Shelley Hansel said after the meeting, and the city will receive the insurance settlement to deal with the building.

The demolition of the building was going to cost well over $100,000 according to estimates, and the city had been waiting to see what the insurance company was going to do, and what the property owner was going to do, before acting.

Council member Jan Korte said it looks like the city will come out ok on the deal, meaning the building issue will  be resolved and the city will not have to spend a lot of money.

Jim Bales to speak on ‘Sumner County and the Chisholm Trail’ Monday at library

Sumner Newscow report — Jim Bales, President of the Chisholm Trail Museum Board, Wellington, is fascinated by Sumner County History, and he and other volunteers work each week to preserve Sumner County’s fascinating history and share it in articles, talks to groups, and with museum visitors.

Bales will present the program “Sumner County and the Chisholm Trail” to members and guests of the Sumner County Historical & Genealogical Society on Monday, May 22nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Wellington Public Library.

Everyone is invited to attend the free program. For information or weather cancellations: President Jane Moore – 620-441-9835 or Vice-President Sherry Kline at 316-833-6161.

WHS Senior Will Long is named Governor’s Scholar

Governor Sam Brownback with WHS Senior Will Long.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Will Long of Wellington, was selected to attend the 34th Annual Governor’s Scholar Awards Program on May 7, 2017, in Topeka.

The recognition ceremony honors the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors.  Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.

“These high school seniors have shown dedication in their studies and a commitment to learning.  They’ve earned this honor, and I want to congratulate them on this achievement,” Governor Brownback said.  “We also should recognize their families, teachers, and mentors for helping these outstanding students achieve their academic goals.”

Oxford wins the Sedan Regional Championship – heads to state for 2nd time in 3 years

Sumner Newscow report — For the second time in three years, the Oxford baseball team is returning to state. Oxford defeated Cedar Vale-Dexter 14-4 to capture the Class 2-1A Regional at Sedan Tuesday night. 

The Wildcats, at 20-1, are heading to the state tournament in Great Bend on Memorial Day weekend. The Wildcats have been to 10 state tournaments. Last time was in 2015 when the Wildcats finished fourth.

“I’m very proud of this group of young men. What a great three years of baseball it has been with them,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head baseball coach. “What a fun ride so far, I know the boys are looking forward to going back to Great Bend next week for the 2A-1A state tourney.”

Oxford would run rule Central Burden in the semifinals 12-2 after receiving the first round bye. It then set up a showdown with Cedar Vale-Dexter for the Regional Championship. Both teams, regulars in the top 10 Kansas Baseball Coaches Association poll for Class 2-1A, had split during the regular season. Both teams were slated to play in the Walter League Johnson Tournament Championship in Winfield last weekend, but that game was rained out.

“This was the game that everybody wanted to see,” Green said. “Two solid ball clubs battling it out for a trip to Great Bend.”

Ty Wilson named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ty Wilson, a junior for the Wellington High School golf team, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

Wilson had a sensational week, racking up two seconds in both the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. II tournament at Hesston and then, more importantly, at the Independence Class 4A Regional. He helped the Wellington golf team to its first state qualifying performance since 2011. All six starting WHS golfers will be competing in the Class 4A State Tournament in Wamego next Monday.

Wilson shot a 74 in Hesston, three over par, losing only to Peyton Austin, Woody Austin’s son, who shot a 71. Then this Monday, Wilson shot a four-over par 75 score, placing second.

For his effort, Wilson receives a FREE large delicious Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington Ave.  

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The gun shop question

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  We received an e-mail from a Wellington resident who said he is working for an entrepreneur. He was wanting to do some market research using our marketing data.

He states:

“I was working for him and he has really made me see how great it is to start a business from the ground up. I have been doing some research on opening a gun shop in Wellington and am currently doing some market research. It appears the closest shop would be in Winfield so this could be good for Sumner County. I am still a minimum of a year out on this and before I go through the very long and in depth process, I was hoping you could put a poll up to gauge interest on your site. Just a simple would you patronize a local gun shop or something simple like that.” 

Here you go…

Would you personally support a gun shop in Sumner County?

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