Daily Archives: July 13, 2017

71-year-old Oklahoma man gets his first hole-in-one in Wellington

Gerry Ingram of Braman, Okla.

Sumner Newscow report — You are never too old to get your first hole in one.

Gerry Ingram, a 70 years old, from Braman, Okla. made his first hole in one on July 1, 2017 at the Wellington Golf Club. He made the ace on Hole #6 of 138 yards using a club driver.

Witnesses included: Lonnie Ingram, Brad Ingram, Sean Ingram and Ted Barlow.

Golf ball drop one of Wheat Festival’s grand finale highlights

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow – This year, as a highlight to the Wheat Fest Grand Finale on Sunday, the Wellington Young Professionals are hosting a golf ball drop, with opportunities to win a seven day vacation.

Buellesfeld Financial Services, Inc. donated a seven day vacation time share package, which will include accommodations featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and will sleep up to eight people. The vacation is valued between $2,500-$7,000 and locations are dependent upon availability.

“We are trying to get a lot of people out,” said Young Professional Aaron Norton. “We are hoping for a lot of participation.”

There are 500 golf balls up for purchase at $10 each, with a limit of five per person. Money raised will go toward a high school senior scholarship, as well as community outreach projects.

At 2 p.m. on Sunday, a helicopter will take the bucket of golf balls up into the sky and drop them onto a designated target with people standing a safe distance away at Worden Park. The ticket number corresponding to the ball that is closest to the golf ball flag will be designated as the winner.

You must be present to win, or you may purchase tickets in another person’s name, and make sure they are available to be present for you.

Kansas Wheat Festival contest results…

Sumner Newscow report — The following are the results of Kansas Wheat Festival contests we have thus far.


Results from the Chisholm Trail 3 Gun Cowpoke shoot on Sunday, July 9 are as follows:

Men’s division:

First place – W.C. Second place – Lantz Bateman. Third place – Silver Jack. 

Women’s division:

First place – Lisa Supon; Second place – Nina Wisdom.

Best Dressed, Lisa Supon.

There were 11 shooters at the event.  Full results of the event can be found here


Joan Pritchard – first

Michael Nelson – second 

Sheryll  Marks – third.

US-81 grading and surfacing project in Wellington to begin.

Sumner Newscow report — Starting the week of July 17, the Kansas Department of Transportation will begin construction of a 1 mile grading and surfacing project on US-81 Highway in Sumner County, beginning on US-81/Harvey Avenue Intersection to US-81/Botkin Street Intersection.

Traffic through this work zone will be directed by a local detour via Jefferson Avenue and Botkin Street. With both lanes being affected by the road closure, drivers can expect delays of less than 15 minutes. This reconstruction project is scheduled to be completed in October, depending on delays caused by adverse weather conditions.

Cornejo & Sons LLC, from Wichita, Kansas is the prime contractor for this $1,310,000 project, which is funded by T-WORKS, the transportation program passed by the Kansas Legislature. For more information about T-WORKS projects and funding visit the website,  Highway construction project locations and road condition information can be viewed at the website, or can also be accessed by telephone by dialing 511.

Kansas Wheat Festival pictures of Picnic in the Park

For all the pictures of this year’s Wheat Festival Picnic in the Park by Sumner Newscow Correspondent James Jordan, Click here.

Bed races and first street dance headline Thursday activities

Thursday, July 13, 2017:

For full schedule of Kansas Wheat Festival and other details click here.

10 a.m.  Chamber Coffee-Daylight Donut Shop.

10 a.m.- 5 p.m.  NDGA Glass Museum Open House– 117 S. Washington.

11 a.m. Ribbon Cutting at Kasie’s Kloset 106 S Washington Ave (Wellington Ambassador Club & Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB).

Noon – 5 p.m. Movie Themed Sidewalk Chalking, 114 W. Lincoln, Wellington Regent Theatre. Bring your own chalk.  Come and Go. Can take as long as you need. Prizes will be awarded. (Sponsored by Wellington Regent Theatre).

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. Downtown Art Exhibit Open– 104 N Washington Ave (Sponsored by Wellington Community Arts Network).

6 p.m. Ottaway Carnival –$25 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, July 12, 2017

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