Daily Archives: August 13, 2017

Figure 8 and Demolition Derby will be held Friday and Saturday at Sumner County Fair Race Arena

The Sumner County Fair Association will hold its annual Figure 8 Points Race and Demolition Derby this Friday and Saturday. Information is as follows:

FIGURE 8 POINTS RACE (includes cruiser and Women’s Classes)

Friday, August 18, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.


Saturday, August 19, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.

Sumner County Fair Race Arena—west edge of Caldwell.

Gate Admission: $8-adults; $6 ages 6-12; 5 and under free.

Save Friday’s admission bracelet for discounted price Saturday.

Pit Passes are $12 each night – Youth under the ages of 16 MUST be accompanied by an adult in the pits.

Cooler charge — $5 small; $10 medium; $15 large, doubled if not tagged at gate.

Call Scott York at 845-6557 or 845-2561 for more information.

This event is sponsored by the Sumner County Fair Association.

The organizers are not responsible for accidents.

2017 Sumner County Fair Results

The following are results of the 2017 Sumner County Fair. If there are results listed below e-mail us at [email protected]


Champion and Reserve Champion from each species of livestock were:

Grace Theurer – Champion Steer

Cole Theurer – Reserve Champion Steer

Tatum Lee – Champion Heifer

Titus Lee – Reserve Champion Heifer

Grace Theurer – Champion Beef Showman

Sammie Strnad – Reserve Champion Beef Showman

Wellington Senior Center will be taking a Kansas State Fair trip

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Senior Center will be taking a Kansas State Fair Trip via tour bus on Sept. 11. The bus will leave the Senior Center at 8 a.m. and return 4:30 p.m. Cost is $35. Bring your own lunch.

For more information call the senior center at 620-326-2815 or e-mail at [email protected]

Enroll now to achieve your goals of a high school diploma

Sunday blog: Sometimes, you have a bad day

by Robert Escandon, Sumner Newscow — It started with a shower.  I fiddled with the water temperature lever until I had it set just to my liking.  Have you noticed that a minute-turn of adjustment can turn very hot water to too cold, or vice versa?  Confidently, I stepped into the shower, feeling smug that I had the adjustment at just the right temperature. 

Robert Escandon

Then my wife decided to run some water for the washing machine at which point the pressure-imbalance caused only freezing cold water to erupt from the shower head. Shocked, I stepped back and extended an arm into the cold torrent and fiddled again with the heat-control lever until the temperature felt good again.  Of course, that was the signal for the washing machine to stop drawing water and now the shower suddenly became scalding hot!.

Deciding I couldn’t win, I stepped out of the bath tub and managed to rip the shower curtain off its support rail.  Feeling for the nearest towel, I discovered there were none, because the towels were in the darn washing machine and I hadn’t noticed. 

After the dripping slowed down, I recalled there was a towel in the bedroom, so I made a quick dash trying not to drop too much water on the carpets while en route.  Into the bedroom I ran, only to stub my toes hard against one of the square metal legs that support the bed!

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