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Daily Archives: July 15, 2017

Kansas Wheat Festival Day 3 in pictures

Click here for the full photo gallery from staff photographers Amber Schmitz and James Jordan of Friday’s activities. 

Brownbox Bakery will be at Wheat Festival Grand Finale this Sunday

Despicable Me 3 playing at Wellington Regent through Sunday

This week at the Regent Theater: “Despicable Me 3”

Schedule: Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.

Feature film rating: PG (for action and rude humor).

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: Illumination, who brought audiences Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters-Margo, Edith and Agnes-and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.

Sears Hometown Store Family and Friends 3 days only sale starts Sunday

Saturday events continue with final concert acts, carnival, kids tractor pull and more

For full schedule and other events click here.

Saturday, July 15, 2017:

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Family Fun Day- Sellers Park. Activities for children, agricultural education, and more. (Sponsored by Triumph Accessory Services, Grene Vision Group, and Sumner County Family Care Center).

8 a.m. – 3 p.m.   Arts & Crafts Show- Sellers Park. Food and concessions will be available in park.

8 a.m. – 2 p.m.   34th Annual Wheat Festival Antique Rod & Classic Car Show– Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Koehn Motors and Wellington Auto & Machine)

8 a.m. – 11 a.m.      Dog Wash – Next to the Panhandle Railroad Museum. $10 per dog which includes bath, towel dry and nails clipped (Sponsored by Wellington Humane Society Serving Sumner County).

8:30 a.m. 4-H Rabbit Show Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. (Sumner Count Extension Office).

9 a.m.  41st Annual Slow Pitch Softball Tournament – Rock Island Fields. Pre-registration is required. Information and registration forms available at the Chamber.(Sponsored by Walmart)

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.  Nursing and Diaper Changing Air Conditioned Trailer (Sumner County Health Department).

Darlene Joyce Rogers, 85, Wellington: Feb. 13, 1932 – July 9, 2017

Darlene Joyce Rogers of Wellington, formerly of Arkansas City, died on July 9, 2017 at Sumner County Regional Hospital.

Darlene was born February 13, 1932 in Arkansas City to Russell Sherman Rogers and Nada Gertrude (Farmer) Rodgers.  She attended Arkansas City schools.  As a teenager, she moved with her parents to Los Angeles, Calif. where she finished high school. She was united in marriage with Richard Brandenburg on December 19, 1949 in Burley, Idaho.  The couple later divorced.

In young adulthood, Darlene worked in Los Angeles as a BPX operator and for a stock exchange recording and changing stock prices with chalk on a large blackboard.  After divorcing she returned to Arkansas City and lived in her family’s home. From 2009 until her death, she lived at Wellington Health and Rehabilitation Center.   

Karen Chew, 76, Wellington: Oct 2, 1940 – July 12, 2017

Karen Chew

Karen Ethel Chew, age 76, lifelong Wellington resident passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at her home.  She was a homemaker.

Karen Ethel (Brown) Chew was born on October 2, 1940 in Wellington, KS to John Dee Brown and Eula (Jackson) Brown.

Karen married Robert G. Chew on May 2, 1959 in Wellington, KS.  He preceded her in death in 2003.

She enjoyed reading, quilting, and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  She was an active member of PTA, Girl Scouts, and Wellington Community Theater.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; and three sisters, Shirley Richardson, Barbara Benson, and Mary Martin.

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