Daily Archives: August 7, 2017

Doggie Dive to be held Monday, August 14 at Wellington pool

Wellington Cross Country practice for grades 6-12 starts Monday

Sumner Newscow report — The 2017 Wellington Cross Country practice for grades 6-12, boys and girls starts Monday, August 14 at 8 a.m. 

First practice begins near the track area, behind the middle school.  The Cross Country team will finish practice at the 9th street practice field, north of the football field. 

Athletes MUST have a physical, signed by a physician and parent/guardian. 

Any questions please call Coach Wallace 326-5235 or Coach Day 326-6129.

Youth Volleyball League registration deadline is this Friday

WHS Grad Alex Weiss named ‘Most Inspirational Player’ at NBC World Series after brief bout with cancer

Alex Weiss received the 2017 NBC Baseball Tournament award for Most Inspirational Player. He is with his dad and mom, Rick and Robin Weiss.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Alex Weiss, a 2013 Wellington High School graduate, was the recipient of the 2017 NBC World Series Most Inspirational Player Saturday evening.

Alex Weiss

Weiss, the son of Rick and Robin Weiss of Argonia, said the award came as a total surprise. He said he wasn’t even paying attention when his name was announced over the loud speaker at Lawrence Dumont Stadium. Weiss is a member of the Hays Larks, which finished third in the NBC World Series.

It has been quite a journey for Weiss, who was diagnosed with testicular cancer earlier this spring. And much like baseball, sometimes life can give you a lucky break.

Weiss was just starting his senior year as a third baseman for the Fort Hays State Tigers when he noticed something was not right.

Alex Weiss is a two-year starter for the Hays Larks.

“It was almost an accident I even found it,” Weiss said. “I called my mom (who works as a nurse at Sumner Family Care Center) and she told me to go to the doctor the next day.”

Talk about urgent healthcare. The doctor diagnosed him with testicular cancer in the morning and Weiss was in surgery that afternoon.

“I was told if I had waited even a week later, it would have been all bad,” Weiss said. “They got it at the right time.”

Jared Brown joins Impact Bank as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer

Jared L. Brown joins Impact Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Sumner Newscow report —  Jared L. Brown has joined Impact Bank as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer beginning July 31, 2017.  He most recently worked as a National Bank Examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Brown’s career has focused on providing risk-based supervision strategies to community banks.

“Community banks are the backbone of Kansas communities.  I am thrilled to apply my experience to maintain and strengthen Impact Bank for our customers and all those who benefit from our commitment to south-central Kansas,” says Brown.

Brown has a bachelor’s degree from Fort Hays State University, where he majored in Business Administration.  He and his wife, Sammie, a counselor at Wellington High School, are the parents of two children.

Brown is a board member for the Wellington Crusader Club, has volunteered as a youth baseball, basketball and softball coach, and is active in the United Methodist Church.

Culture Cow: So what will be Brett Eldredge’s next single?… Al Gore’s Inconvenient Sequel hits theaters…

Happy Monday… Brett Eldredge mustered all of creative genius to come up with the name of his newest album Brett Eldredge.  The hardest thing to decipher from this album is which song is going to be the next single released from it.  No Stopping You, Castaway, Love Someone, and The Long Way already made that leap, but almost any other song could join them.

Eldredge changes up the tone of his album so often it’s as if each song comes out of a vacuum instead of building any sort of momentum.  This keeps the album upbeat and surprising and makes you appreciate how good each song really is by itself.

A personal favorite is Haven’t Met You which is a love song Brett wrote to the love of his life and a sneak diss to every girl he’s ever been with.  Solid finesse-game by the country boy.


Atomic Blonde came out this week and can best be described as the lovechild of Kingsman and the Man from U.N.C.L.E. wrapped up in a “best of the 80’s techno rock” soundtrack.  Charlize Theron (a name that sounds so fake, you know its her real one) plays an MI6 agent in Cold War Berlin, in charge of finding a leaker/delivering a prisoner/taking down the Russians.  The point of the story is that the plot is not the point of the story.

Atomic Blonde is a great action flick with great camerawork and a killer soundtrack.  While some action movies ruin themselves with complicated plots, Atomic Blonde surprises you with a complicated plot that doesn’t distract from the film’s adrenaline-fueled craziness, instead it keeps you guessing, each twist bigger than the last.

Ugly God, another XXL Hip Hop freshman class member released his first studio album, The Booty Tape.  The young Houston rapper uses his debut album to make fun of himself as a parody of his many haters.  He seems to drag on himself at least half the album, but he ironically never seems depressed or unsure of himself.

A lyrically talented newcomer, maybe Ugly God can be the hero Houston needs, but doesn’t deserve.

Wellington Police Notes: August 4 to August 6, 2017

Wellington Police weekend report for Friday, August 4 to Sunday, August 6, 2017:

Kansas city/school primary has been made official

Sumner Newscow report — The 2017 Kansas city/school primary was made official this morning by a Board of Canvassers. The official results with the candidates advancing to the city/school general election are as follow:

E-Waste Collection Day to be held Saturday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Sumner Newscow report — E-Waste Collection Day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center on Saturday, August 12, 2017 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. Collecting unwanted, working and non-working electronic devices. For more information about the operating hours, please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.  For questions concerning specific items to be collected or data destruction, please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings).

NO CRT monitors, NO old tube-type TV’s.

Wellington Fire/EMS Department weekly report: July 31 – August 6, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for July 31 to Aug. 6, 2017 is as follows:

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