Daily Archives: July 12, 2017

Susan Spoon, 63, Oxford: Feb. 17, 1954 – July 11, 2017

Susan Spoon, 63, of Oxford, died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at Derby Health and Rehab in Derby.

Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m.,  Saturday, July 15 at the Oxford First Christian Church. Memorials have been established with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund and Assisted Technology for the Visually Impaired Students at the Derby School USD 260. Contributions can be left with the Oxford Funeral Home, P. O. Box 123, Oxford, KS 67119. For further information please visit

Susan Marie Spoon was born February 17, 1954, the daughter of Arthur and Margaret (Leach) Johnson in O’Neill, Neb. She graduated from Cap Rock High School in Amarillo, TX. She graduated from Newman University and received her Masters of Special Education from Emporia State.

Wheat Capitol Manor accepting applications for apartment rentals

Wheat Capital Manor is accepting applications for one and two-bedroom apartments.

Applications can be picked up at 400 S. C Street, Wellington, KS, 67152.

Phone:  620-326-5821

*Must meet HUD eligibility criteria*

Here are a few things ‘to do’ for this Wheat Festival

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Wondering what’s on the “must do” list for Wheat Fest? Follow the guidelines below, or create your own, with a mission to have fun! This isn’t a mandatory list of the most important things to do at the Wheat Festival, just a few things to check out and do if it isn’t already on your check list.

First of all, check out National Glass Museum National Convention and Glass Sale – Saturday and Sunday! You won’t find a bigger show in the United States featuring depression-area glass. Here are the details:

Next take a ride on Funcycles – located in the 100 block of N. Washington. It isn’t just for kids, but those of us with a lot of kid inside us.

Buy an official colorful Kansas Wheat Festival t-shirt! Not to brag, but these are pretty comfortable.

Try out the new food vendors. For the first time ever, there are no duplicate vendors. That means there’s a vender with a different food variety. Funnel cakes anyone? As always the food court is on Seventh Street, by the street dance.

Speaking of funnel cakes, on my personal item bucket list is the savory funnel cake from the Ottaway carnival in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Chisholm Trail. I heard it has all kinds of different items like bacon or something like that. Yum.

As always, make sure to attend the Kansas Wheat Festival parade. 

Wellington Sailfish secure times at Valley Center before embarking on League Finals

Chance Hamel at the Wellington-Valley Center dual Tuesday.

by Allison McCue, Sumner Newscow — The last dual meet of the season took place last night as the team travelled north to take on the Valley Center Purple Wave. This is the last meet, excluding League Finals, that the swimmers had the chance to make their district and championship times.

League finals are set for this Friday and Saturday in El Dorado.

If the swimmers get a time under the implemented time standard by Missouri Valley they will have the opportunity to travel to Wichita next week to compete in a meet against the best swimmers in the conference that also qualified. From there, if the swimmers have championship times, they will head to Columbia, Missouri to compete in the championships. As of now, Jensen Lynnes is a Sailfish with championship times, she has worked vigorously and consistently to obtain her spot has one of the best 11-12 swimmers in the league.

With district and championship times aside, acknowledgement to the time cuts definitely needs to be made. The sailfish had an abundance of time cuts and personal bests last night, even so that the coaches ran out of time tokens to hand out in a few of the races. There is no better way to end the regular season than with personal bests.

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Picnic in the Park headline first full day of Kansas Wheat Festival

Wednesday, July 12:

8 a.m. Kansas Wheat Festival–Baker’s Bonanza  Pre-registration is required; entry forms available at the Chamber. (Sponsored by Rivercross Hospice, Botkin Care & Rehabilitation Center, Sumner County Farm Bureau, The River)

10 a.m. — Second Annual Library Edible Book Contest – 121 W. 7th, Wellington Public Library. Bring your favorite book to life. Drop off entries between 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. July 13. Winner announced at 7 p.m.  All day public viewing and voting.

10:30 a.m. Sumner County History Trivia Contest — Senior Center, FREE and open to the public Sumner Heritage Alliance

11 a.m.  Entertainment and lunch at the Senior Center–Entertainment by Jim Bales and Skeet SirmonsLunch reservations required by calling (620) 326-3942 by 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8. Cost $3 for ages 60+, under 60 is $4.75.

Application for Board of Zoning Appeals extended for 15-day period

Sumner Newscow report — The application period for the vacancy on the Board of Zoning Appeals has been extended for a 15-day period to 5 p.m. on July 27, 2017.  The appointment will be immediately until which the term expires on April 30, 2021.

The Board of Zoning Appeals duty is to hear and decide where it is alleged there is an error in any order, requirement, decision or determination made by the Zoning Administrator in the enforcement of zoning regulations. The said board shall consist of five members who shall be appointed by the mayor, by and with the consent of the governing body.

At least four members of the board shall be residents of the city and the fifth member must be a resident outside the corporate limits, but within the zoning jurisdiction of the city. One member of said board may also be a member from the Planning Commission. The Board of Zoning Appeals meets as needed. As this term expires, the governing body shall appoint a member to this position for a term of four years. Any member appointed to serve a four-year term, shall not serve more than two consecutive four-year terms.

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, July 11, 2017:

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