Daily Archives: September 4, 2017

Sumner County K-49 milling and overlay to begin this week

Sumner Newscow report — A 14-mile asphalt mill and overlay surfacing project on K-49 in Sumner County will begin the week of Sept. 4. The project is located from the U.S. 160/K-49 junction north to the K-42/K-49 junction by the Sumner/Sedgwick county line.

Construction will take place during the day, and traffic will be reduced to one 11-foot lane following a pilot car through the work zone. Drivers should expect delays of less than 15 minutes and plan extra time in their travel schedules.

The project is scheduled to be completed, weather permitting, in Nov. Bettis Asphalt & Construction Inc., of Topeka, is the prime contractor on the $1.3 million 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.

De’Andre Washington is named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

De’Andre Washington

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wow what a week to pick the first 2017-18 Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

After much deliberation, we have picked De’Andre Washington, a junior receiver/defensive secondary player, for the Crusaders. In Wellington’s 34-6 victory over Clearwater, Washington caught two touchdown passes of 53 and 30 yards in the first half helping the Crusaders take a 20-0. He also accounted for a fumble recovery in the end zone midway in the third quarter which pretty much secured victory for Wellington.

For the night, Washington had 120 yard receiving on five catches. It’s been awhile since we had a 100-plus yard receiver.

For his efforts, Washington receives a FREE delicious pizza at Big Cheese Pizza on 324 N. Washington. Ave. 

Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce extends button contest deadline to Sept. 15

strong>Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce is submitting a button design for the 2017 Wellington Homecoming and Fall Festival Button Design. Although, this is a chamber event, the focus includes Wellington High School homecoming events and class reunions.

The high school has chosen their theme to be Dancing Through the Decades.

Deadline has been extended to Friday, September 15 at 5 p.m. Please submit a scanned or physical copy of the form which can be found here.

 Please make sure to leave a spot on the “button” design are a for the sponsor of Fall Festival. If you don’t already and want to use the Crusader head attached here.

Culture Cow: It’s Labor Day, binge your life away

by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — In all actuality, this is the happiest Monday of the year: Labor Day!  Labor Day is a top five holiday, not only because there’s no school or work, but also because you can spend the entire day doing nothing and be completely content with that.  There are no obligations to be productive on Labor Day (in fact I’m only writing this article Monday morning, which explains the late publication) so enjoy yourself; walk around the house in your underwear and never walk outside, it’s your prerogative!

Unlike most Labor Days that are dominated by summer blockbusters, this inaugural Monday in September will be better spent watching TV (albeit, there are some great movies still in theatres like Logan Lucky, Wind River, and Dunkirk).  So find the remote and lose your productivity, it’s the pop culture event of the year.

The best way to kick off such a wonderful holiday is with the new season of the Netflix original: Narcos.  Narcos is a brilliant bilingual show about the Columbian cocaine trade in the 80s.  Much like the 80s itself, Narcos is full of good music, tense political debates, and lots and lots of drugs.  The new season is a clear departure from the begging of the series as it follows the undisputed drug kingpins, the Cali Cartel in the wake of Pablo Escobar’s death.

The show changed its narrator to the former co-star Pedro Pascal or as he’s known in the show, Detective Peña.  The new focus of the landmark Netflix series will breath life into the show and relinquish its dependence on the expertise of Wagner Moura, the actor who played Pablo and stole the show week by week.

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