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Daily Archives: May 19, 2017

(updated with video) Wellington Health Mart Pharmacy was burglarized this morning

This hole was created by an intruder on the north end of the wall.[/caption]

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington Health Mart Pharmacy at 505 East 16th Street was burglarized early this morning by what appears to be a single male intruder.

The Wellington Police are currently investigating an incident in which an unknown suspect unbolted the outer siding of the metal building on the north side of the business, tore through the drywall and created a hole big enough to slip through.

Once inside, the thief helped himself to an unspecified amount of prescription pills of various brands before exiting.

Pharmacy was broken in on the north side. It has since been patched.

Currently, there are no suspects, said Linn Shaffer, Wellington Health Mart owner. The robbery took place around 3:30 a.m. Friday morning according to the company’s surveillance video.

“The security system got beat,” Shaffer said. “He appeared to be someone who knew what he was doing.”

Oxford to play Bluestem as the third seed in Class 2-1A State Baseball Championship tournament

Sumner Newscow report — The Kansas State High School Activities Association released the Boys Class 2-1A State Baseball Championship bracket this afternoon.

Oxford (20-1) will be the No. 3 seed. It will play Bluestem (15-4), the sixth seed on Thursday, May 25, at 1:15 p.m. at the Great Bend Sports Complex.

The first round game is single elimination. If the Wildcats survive Thursday then they will play the winner of #2 Troy (17-0) and #7 Pittsburg Colgan (16-6) on Friday at 11 a.m.

The full bracket can be found here. 

Wellington High School Featured Valedictorian: Kayma Brand

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 are featuring a senior every 12 hours leading up to graduation.

Our fifth featured Valedictorian is Kayma Brand.

Parents/guardians: John and Amy Brand. 

List of high school accomplishments: Held officer positions in SADD, National Honor Society and Class. I have also completed my associates in Psychology through Cowley County Community College. 

Future aspirations (college, career plans): Attending Kansas State University and majoring in Psychology. 

Favorite past time: I enjoyed being part of the WHS Lady Tennis team. Although I only played two years, I always felt like a Crusader on the team. 

Wellington High School Class Night awards flow like the rain outside

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 2017 Wellington High School Class Night was held Thursday, amid stormy weather. The following were awards presented by the WHS administration. Sumner Newscow doesn’t have all the names of many non administrative scholarships presented. If you could give us the name of the scholarship awards below of people we don’t have through our email [email protected] or in the comment section below, it would be greatly appreciated.

•Steve Sturgis, (pictured above) Webmaster for Wellington.cc, presented 57 computers to graduating seniors as part of the John Sturgis Family Student Council Scholarship and computer give away. Those who donated can be found here. 

Help wanted: Immediate opening for mechanics/drivers at Strickland Road Service

Strickland Road Service, a leading provider of towing service and vehicle repair located in South Haven, KS, has the immediate openings for mechanics/drivers. CDL Drivers preferred.

Apply in person Monday – Friday (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) 

Strickland Road Service

886 E 160th St S

South Haven, KS 67140

Garage Sales for this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of May 19-21, 2017. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

Wellington qualifies Meyer, Kop for Class 4A State Track meet

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington had a tough outing in the Class 4A Regional track meet at Winfield Thursday, qualifying just two athletes for the state meet at Cessna Stadium next week.

Wellington’s girls finished 11th out of 16 teams while the boys placed 13th out of 15. Full results of the AV-CTL DIV Winfield Regional can be found here. Top four finishers per event advance to state.

Taylor Meyer, a sophomore from Wellington, placed third in the javelin throw. Her 122-10 distance qualified her for the Class 4A state meet. She finished behind Andale’s Katy Commons, who threw 137-10 and Andale’s Julie Archer, who had a 131-05 throw.

Chris Kop, a WHS senior, qualified in the discus with a 161-8 throw, good enough for second place behind Matthew Everett of Winfield, who threw 163-09.

In other Crusader track news: 

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, May 18, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, May 18, 2017:

Mill Creek Lumber Garden Center Open House is Sunday, May 21, 12 – 4 p.m.

Wellington High School Featured Valedictorian: Will Long

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 are featuring a senior every 12 hours leading up to graduation.

Our fourth featured Valedictorian is Will Long.

Parents/guardians: J.C. and Mary Long. 

List of high school accomplishments.  National Honor Society, Presidential Honor Roll, Governor’s Scholar, Rotary School, Junior Lions Club Award, KU’s Honor Society. 

Future aspirations (college, career plans): Go to Kansas University and study finance, maybe law school. 

Favorite past time: Watching basketball. 

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