Daily Archives: September 12, 2017

Annarose White tenders resignation as Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director this morning

Annarose White

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Annarose White, Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director, has resigned her position to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities.

White, who submitted her resignation this morning, will remain as executive director until November 15, after the Wellington Fall Festival and Halloween parade. The WACC board is already advertising for her replacement and will be featured on Sumner Newscow soon.

White said she will become the owner/manager of the new business Creative Toys and Beehive Quit Shop which plans to open in the late fall – in the building that was once known as the J.C. Penney building and recently was the former Turning Pointe Dance Studio.

White joined the Chamber in March 2015, replacing Shelley Hansel, who resigned after announcing she was running for mayor and pursuing other economic opportunities.

WHS girls golf team are showing great promise in inaugural season

Payton Ginter lines up for a putt at the Wellington Invitational Monday (photo by Steve Sturgis).

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Quick. When was the last time a high school sport program was introduced in Wellington before this year’s girls golf team?

Try 1994. That was the year when the WHS girls softball program started in existence.

For years, there has been several girls who have participated in the boys program in the spring, but there wasn’t enough to start the program in earnest. That changed last fall when the school board approved the start of the high school girls golf program.

Wellington has five girls going out, four freshman and one sophomore. And on Monday, they hosted their first home meet. The Lady Dukes finished with a 261. Winfield won the tournament with a 196.

Payton Ginter, a freshman and daughter of one of the coaches James Ginter, finished with a 54 which was good enough for seventh place individually.

Other Wellington girls golfer scores were: Lauren Bales 69, Alisa Walters 66, and Taylor Heasty 72.

The Wizard of Oz in the Park entertains crowd near Panhandle Railroad Museum

Sumner Newscow report — The Ballet of Wichita was on hand at Sellers Park next to the Panhandle Railroad Museum performing The Wizard of Oz In the Park.

The performance was held Sunday in perfect weather. For all the pictures click here.

Joe Ybarra named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Joe Ybarra 2017

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Joe Ybarra, a Wellington High School junior, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

Despite suffering a groin injury, Ybarra rushed for 152 yards on 18 carries in Wellington’s big 21-0 victory over El Dorado Friday night.

He then accounted for all three touchdowns. His first one was huge on a 1-yard plunge to close out the first half giving the Crusaders a 7-0 lead. Then in the third quarter he would lunge 1-yard (see picture right) for Wellington’s second score. His final touchdown of the night was a big one as he raced 66 yards on a touchdown sweep.

For his performance, Ybarra receives a delicious FREE large pizza at Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Sophomores, juniors wanting to take PSATs must sign up in Counselor’s office

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017:


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


No events scheduled


Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Sept. 11, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Monday, September 11, 2017:

GKN Aerospace receives 2017 Recognition for Values Partner award from Spirit

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — GKN Aerospace has received the 2017 Recognition for the Values Partner award from Spirit AeroSystems for superior performance. Spirit recognized GKN at the Spirit AeroSystems Suppliers Awards Dinner in Wichita, Kansas.

“Spirit cannot be successful without world-class partners,” said Tom Gentile, Spirit president and chief executive officer. “We are proud to recognize these suppliers for sharing our passion in delivering high-quality products on time. We look forward to collaborating with them in the future as we continue to meet our customers’ delivery needs and rate requirements.”

Spirit AeroSystems Supply Chain Management awards these honorees to recognize suppliers that have achieved superior performance, with nominations typically coming from the company’s procurement groups. Suppliers like GKN Aerospace can be nominated for offering outstanding support, expediting deliveries or providing weekend assistance.

Wellington Fire/EMS weekly log: Sept. 4 – Sept. 10, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Sept. 4 – Sept. 10, 2017 is as follows:

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