Daily Archives: August 2, 2017

Visiting Wellington carver crafts totem heads in Wrangell, Alaska

Denny Leak is shown working on one of two killer whale faces for Wrangell, Alaska Cooperative Association.

Editor’s note: The following article was written in the Wrangell, Alaska Sentinel concerning Denny Leak of Wellington on June 29, 2017. 

by Dan Rudy, Wrangell  writer — While Wrangell, Alaska, most commonly leaves a lasting impression on its visitors, one visitor thought he would leave his mark on Wrangell instead.

With the aid of two chainsaws and assorted carving equipment, Denny Leak of Wellington, Kans. spent most of last week outside Wrangell Cooperative Association’s Cultural Center as he worked on fashioning out part of one of the tribe’s stored totems.

Hailing from Kansas, Leak was up for a visit with his daughter, who in March began work at Wrangell Medical Center as a physical therapy assistant, While in town he sat in on one of WCA’s traditional dance presentations at the Chief Shakes Island clan house, and was moved by what he experienced.

One of Leak’s hobbies is wood carving and chainsaw art. He has done a number of pieces for charities, schools and public organizations (see here) and was interested in doing something for Wrangell in that vein. After noticing the totems stored at the Cultural Center, he approached WCA tourism director Rachel Moreno with a proposal to commission a piece.

Wellington Council approves Cowley College design study; Cooper says city finances are fine and dandy

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — By a 4-2 vote, the Wellington City Council approved a design study for roads and infrastructure for the new Cowley College facility to be built in east Wellington.

The design study costs about $84,000. But who pays for it – whether it be the city of Wellington or Cowley College – has yet to be determined.

This is a rather unusual order to facilitate the process. Normally, the financing of specific parts of the project is ironed out before the resolution was made. However, timing appears to be a factor, and Cowley wants to get the facility built as quickly as possible.

The conventional wisdom is who will pay for what, and that should be resolved in a couple of weeks.

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The 2-years later on demand streaming question

Sumner Newscow report — We asked this question concerning on demand streaming two years ago and was curious to see if the results are any different now.




How much on-demand streaming from places like Netflix and Hulu do you view these days?

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The Wellington Heat loses to San Diego Waves, battles Mulvane in must-win game Thursday

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Heat lost Tuesday night 8-7 against the San Diego Waves in the NBC World Series at Lawrence Dumont Stadium.

In order to make the championship quarterfinals, it comes down to Thursday night at 9:30 p.m. The Heat will be battling the Mulvane Patriots. The winner of the game advances to Friday Night’s NBC World Series Quarter Finals. Loser goes home.

Wellington opened with a 7-3 win over the USA National Team. 

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, August 1, 2017:

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