Daily Archives: July 9, 2017

New events headline 117th Annual Kansas Wheat Festival

Helicopter rides will be one of the new features at the Kansas Wheat Festival.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — There are many new activities planned for this year’s 117th annual Kansas Wheat Festival in Wellington, including a spectacular Sunday Grand Finale.

With the theme being the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail, there will be an emphasis of the wild west days. Events will begin Wednesday, July 12, and end Sunday, July 16.

For the first time ever, a coloring contest will be held at the Wellington Senior Center for the first time this season, for ages 3-8. Coloring pages may be picked up at the Senior Center or Chamber of Commerce office, and must be turned into the center by July 11 at noon.

A special brew Kansas Wheat Festival beer will be served at Barefoot Jerry’s during festivities.

The Ottaway Carnival will serve a savory funnel cake in celebration of the Chisholm Trail anniversary.

Mike Dwyer House is on sale… Call for an appointment


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Call: 620 440-2435.

Tiffani (Callaway) Santana, 32; Phoenix Santata, 10; Jackson Venneman 2 services to be held July 11

Tiffini Danette (Callaway) Santana, Phoenix Scott Callaway Santana and Jackson Sparrow Venneman died Tuesday, July 4, 2017 in Dunklin County, Missouri. Tiffini was 32 years old, Phoenix was 10 years old and Jackson was 2 years old.

Tiffini was born the daughter of Scott and Teresa (Pierce) Callaway on Thursday, December 13, 1984 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Phoenix was born to Tiffini and Jason Santana on Thursday, March 29, 2007 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Jackson was born to Tiffini and Darren Venneman on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Tiffini, Phoenix and Jackson were part of a loving family that meant everything to each other. Their unexpected deaths will leave them being missed by many

Survivors include parents/grandparents, Scott and Teresa Callaway of Adrian, Missouri; daughter/sister, Tayhlar Santana of Butler, Missouri; son/brother, Justin Micah Claibourn of Butler, Missouri; Phoenix’s father, Jason Santana of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Jackson’s father, Darren Venneman of Broseley, Missouri and his sons: Brook, Maverick and Strickland, grandmother/Mema, Patsy Pierce of Wellington; grandfather/great-grandfather, Curtis Callaway of Yulee, Florida; grandmother/great-grandmother, Janet Callaway of Adrian, Missouri; step-grandmother, Jan Copher and her husband Paul of Spiro, Oklahoma; sister/aunt, Tasha Stone and her husband Clint of Conrad, Montana; sister/aunt, Patricia Scott and her husband Brick of Drexel, Missouri; brother/uncle, Hunter Callaway of Adrian, Missouri; great-aunt, Bonnie Tirey of Wellington along with numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

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