Daily Archives: September 11, 2017

WHS Daily Bulletin: ACT vouchers are now available for all juniors

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Sept. 11, 2017:


  • Tennis at Conway Springs 3 p.m.
  • JV Tennis at Winfield 3 p.m.
  • Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.


No events scheduled


Tractor-trailer overturns at K-49, 90th Street intersection north of Caldwell Sunday

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Sumner Newscow report — An overturned semi-truck kept Sumner County officials busy with cleanup, but no one was hurt Sunday afternoon.

The accident occurred seven miles north of Caldwell on K-49 Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. It was nine miles south of U.S. 160 on the 90th Street intersection where the highway snakes west for southbound drivers.

According to Sumner County Sheriff report, Sara Doerksen of Mitchell, Manitoba, Canada was driving a 2002 Kenworth tractor-trailer southbound when she failed to make the first turn going west and overturned the truck. She was unhurt other than a bump on her head. 

Culture Cow: ‘IT’ is scary good, unlike Zayn’s new music video

by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Stephen King’s scariest novel IT the big screen for the second time this week and broke the mold of how filmmakers should approach books.  The problem with the last IT movie was that it made no attempt to change anything from the book to make it movie friendly.

Instead the filmmakers tried to stuff as much content from the book as possible into two VHS tapes (those were things we watched movies on at one point).  The new film takes a different approach instead of cramming content into a 2-hour window, they take the complexities and nuances that make the book so enthralling and portrays them in subtle gestures and facial expressions.

For example instead of laboring on about the love triangle between three main characters, which is a driving force in the book, they portray it subtly from the view of each character at a time.  Audience members who read the book will appreciate the subtleties while those who haven’t can easily follow along without the movie ever explicitly mention it.

The camera-work is another strong point of the film.  The movie follows a group of kids so the director made the wise choice to shoot from a kid’s perspective.  Shots like the lake scene that hover just above the water’s surface make the viewer feel like one of the “losers” (their group’s name).  IT is a movie clearly meant to appease those who read the book and does an excellent job doing so by throwing in subtleties like Richie’s potty mouth, the name of Bill’s bike, and the font of the credits even being the same font as the original book.  Scary good.

Each one of us has a different memory of 911, here’s mine…

Editor’s Note: The following is a reprint of a column I wrote six years ago about my personal experience of that fateful day of Sept. 11, 2001. This is my story while working at the Wellington Daily News.

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Granted you all are probably tiring of yet another rehash of 9/11 — that terrible day 10 years ago.

But we do all have a story to tell. Here’s mine.

On that morning I was a news editor for the Wellington Daily News working beside Linda Stinnett, Brady Walker, and a slew of hard working Wellington people putting out the news of the day. The paper had just been bought out by corporate and our printing press had just been disassembled and our paper was printed in El Dorado. Our deadline was at 9:30 a.m.

For some reason, the front page was done that morning which was a miracle in itself. Making deadlines was not a WDN strength and corporate was not too shy in telling us about this fault and how it needed to be rectified quickly.

We were featuring a story on a military type exercise that was being conducted in Sumner County, I can’t remember the specifics. It was our usual day of mayhem. It was football season and the Wellington paper had just finished celebrating its 100th anniversary the week before.

I was quite pleased with my deadline making that morning.

David Van Baumgarner, 74, Wellington: June 7, 1943 – Sept. 8, 2017

David Van Baumgarner, 74, of Wellington, died on Friday, September 8, 2017 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  He worked for Boeing for 31 years and retired as a Supervisor.

Our beloved father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, uncle and friend was born June 7, 1943 in Wellington, KS to James D. Baumgarner and Clara E. (Ogle) Baumgarner. He graduated from Wellington High School and enlisted in the United States Army. He served as a member of the 82nd Airborne from 1962 – 1968. He served his country in Panama during the Panama crisis. He was honorably discharged and remained faithfully devoted to his country.   

 He is preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, James, Richard and Johnnie Mack Baumgarner; three sisters, Margaret Rayl, Mary Anice Turley and Jane Bennett.

Wellington Police Report this weekend: Friday, Sept. 8 – Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Friday, Sept. 8 to Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017:

Weekly Sumner County Sports Calendar: Sept. 11 – Sept. 16


Monday, September 11, 2017

Time Event Details
3:00pm Golf: Girls Varsity Invitational vs. Andover Central, Buhler, Mulvane, Winfield

5:30pm Football: Freshman Game vs. El Dorado

Fr/So game

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings report: Sept. 4 to Sept. 11, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Sept. 4 to Sept. 11, 2017 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

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