Daily Archives: September 8, 2017

Ring the bell! Wellington dominates El Dorado with 21-0 shutout

Joe Ybarra scores all three of the Wellington touchdowns in Friday night’s win over El Dorado. Not bad for someone who wasn’t originally supposed to play according to the family. Photo by Eric Rinehart.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Just to put into perspective how things have changed in 2017, in the first two games, Wellington has outscored its opponents 55-6, out-rushed its opponent 420 to 124 yards, out-passed its opponent 238-201, and has generated twice the offense 658 to 325 yards.

That doesn’t even begin to mention that Wellington has nabbed eight interceptions to the opponents one.

It is unlikely Wellington is going to continue at this rate of success, because eventually the competition is going to get tougher. But on this Saturday, Wellington is 2-0 and it’s an emphatic 2-0 after finishing off El Dorado 21-0. And for the first time since Oct. 2015, the Crusader football players rang that victory bell.

The defining moment came late in the second quarter. At the time, Wellington was having trouble stopping El Dorado’s spread offense and had accounted for just one first down. The Wildcats drove deep into enemy territory on a weird sequence of events in which the success (or failure) of the drive fluctuated wildly on official calls.

Wellington-El Dorado live feed, week 2 scoring updates

Wellington Scoreboard Roundup: Thursday, Sept. 8

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Scores for Thursday night’s Wellington sporting activities are as follows:

WHS girls tennis:

The girls tennis team won its third straight tournament at the Circle Invitational on Thursday.

Wellington won the eight team tournament with 62 points. Circle placed second with 59. Other team scores included: Andover Central 49, Buhler 48, El Dorado 39, Augusta 17, Haven 10, and Neodesha 6.

In No. 1 singles, Abby Lowe placed third going 2-1 in the day Payton De Meyer of Buhler in the third-place match 8-2.

In No. 2 singles, Lexi Saffell finished second, losing to Summer Schaegenberg of Circle 8-0 in the championship match.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, September 7, 2017

McAlister Transportation LLC is looking for full-time Hazmat Fuel Delivery Driver

HELP WANTED: Hazmat Fuel Delivery Driver

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Position includes direct to locomotive fueling in rail yards and hauling storage loads to a holding tank.  Candidate must be able to safely operate truck and tanker trailer on highways and various other roads.

Qualified candidates should be dependable, reliable and have a safe work ethic, with a basic knowledge of DOT rules and regulations.  Must possess Class A CDL with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements, current medical card, two years verifiable driving experience, acceptable motor vehicle report and be able to pass all criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.  Basic computer skills and a HS Diploma or GED required.

McAlister offers a competitive salary with bi-weekly pay, local driving only (home every day/night) and benefits to include, health, dental, vision, company paid life insurance,  matching 401(k) and accruing paid time off.  We offer excellent training in a safe working environment.

McAlister is looking to positions in Wellington, Ardmore and Dallas.

Interested candidates should contact Beau Gilliland @620-440-2155 or email [email protected]

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Leap playing at Wellington Regent Theater

This week at the Regent Theater: “Leap”

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

Feature film rating: PG.

Time: 1 hour 29 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: 11-year-old orphan, Félicie (Elle Fanning) has one dream – to go to Paris and become a dancer. Her best friend Victor (Nat Wolff), an imaginative but exhausting boy with a passion for creating, has a dream of his own – to become a famous inventor. In a leap of faith, Victor and Félicie leave their orphanage in pursuit of their passions. But – there’s a catch, Félicie must pretend to be the child of a wealthy family in order to gain admittance to the prestigious and competitive Opera Ballet School in Paris.

Oh, by the way, the Wellington City Council also dealt with other issues this week

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — While the world was coming to an end over the Cowley College Development Agreement situation, the Wellington City Council dealt with other issues this week, including the Lincoln Place Building.

The council approved on Tuesday a measure to demolish the Lincoln Place building.

The building has been closed off for more than a year and has been considered a dangerous structure. The owners, Richard and Jan Spevak gave the building to the city, and recently they also turned over an insurance settlement they received on the building. The city had been waiting for that settlement before proceeding on dealing with the building.

The city received insurance money totaling $285,900. The cost of demolition and asbestos removal will be $329,000.

The remaining $43,000 will be paid from carry over demolition funds, the 2016 carryover or the general fund.

A&A travels to Caldwell; Oxford has a tough one at West Elk…

Week #2
Conway Springs at W. Independent
Cheney at Belle Plaine
A&A at Caldwell
Oxford at West Elk
Flinthills at South Haven

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This week’s Sumner County featured game will be Argonia-Attica at Caldwell. Oxford at West Elk is also intriguing…

Argonia-Attica (1-0) at Caldwell (1-0)

In the past few years, Caldwell and Argonia-Attica have been Sumner County’s two most successful eight-man football programs. Still there hasn’t been a defining game between them. Last year, Caldwell defeated A&A by a 90-48 score on a Saturday afternoon.

This week, both teams hope to go 2-0 after posting 18-plus wins over their opponents. Caldwell cruised to a 50-20 victory over Udall while A&A beat Central Burden 38-20.

Garage Sales for this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of Sept. 8-10, 2017. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

It’s a go! Wellington Council approves developer’s agreement 4-1 for Cowley College Sumner Campus

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — It’s a done deal. Cowley College- Sumner Campus is coming to Wellington.

The questions were answered to the satisfaction of most of the city council at a special meeting Thursday night and a developers agreement was passed on a 4-1 vote. Council members Kelly Hawley, Kip Etter, Bill Butts and Vince Wetta voted for the measure. Jim Valentine voted against it.

The agreement came to the council Tuesday, but there was a public outcry for more information, and some council members also wanted more information.

The agreement spells out who will pay for what as far as infrastructure goes, and in general the city will pay half and the college will pay half.

Cowley President Dr. Dennis Rittle answered several of the questions that had been submitted, and after it was over he thanked the council for their belief in the college and for their investment for the future.

Live Video Feed 2: The Wellington City Council vote on Developer’s Agreement

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