Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

(Updated Oct. 3, 9 a.m.) 18-year-old taken into custody after possible school threat

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — An 18-year-old former Wellington student is currently in custody for what is being considered a criminal threat to area schools on a social media post released this morning.

According to the Wellington Police Notes released today for Monday, Oct. 2, Lane Brown, 18, of Wellington was arrested and charged with criminal threat after an investigation at the 200 block N. Washington.

Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said that before 9:30 a.m. this morning, a student, who once went to USD 353, made a threatening post that could be construed to promote “fear or harm” on a social media site concerning area schools. A specific school was not specified in the post.

“We learned of the post somewhere between 9:30 and 10 a.m. when Ponca City Police had informed us of it,” Heath said. “I know there was a connection with Ponca City, but I don’t know what that would be at this time.”

Heath said the department had called USD 353 to inform of the social media post, which was a photo. USD 353 Central Office has confirmed that no students are in danger.

Memorial service for Carroll Todd will be Saturday

Memorial service for Carroll Dale Todd will be Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. at Touchmark Retirement Center in the Grand Hall in Edmond.  Arrangements are being made by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Helena.  For more information, view the Lanman web page at of visit its Facebook page at Lanman Funeral Home, Inc.

Help wanted: Construction I-II-III Road and Bridge

Help wanted: Construction I- II-III – Road & Bridge

$8.75 – $21.02 per hour Non-exempt

High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Must obtain and maintain a valid class “A” Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) months of employment.  2-5 years of construction and /or road maintenance work experience required or a comparable combination of education and experience. Much of the work is done outdoors in adverse weather conditions.  Successful applicant will be drug tested.

Apply online at  Applications close 10/09/2017.  Job description available, contact Sumner County Clerk’s Office, ph 620 326 3395. EOE

Wellington Police weekend report: Friday, Sept. 29. – Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Friday, Sept. 29 to Sunday, Oct. 1,  2017:

Friday, September 29, 2017

WHS Daily Bulletin: Hunter safety clinic held at high school ag shop on Oct. 7-8

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Oct. 2, 2017:


•AV-CTL tennis at Wichita Collegiate.

•9th/10th football at Collegiate.


  • AVCTL Golf at Hesston Golf Park 10 a.m.
  • Volleyball at Rose Hill 5 p.m.


  • Cross Country at Cheney State Park 4:30 p.m.
  • 9th VB at Augusta 5 p.m.


  • Regional Tennis at Collegiate
  • Football at Scott City, 7 p.m.


  • Regional Tennis at Collegiate
  • JV Volleyball at Chaparral, 9 a.m.

Tomorrow’s breakfast: French Toast sticks.

Wellington Fire/EMS weekly log: Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Sept. 25 to Oct. 1, 2017 is as follows:

Wellington, SRMC featured in national news website called “The Intercept”

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner Regional Medical Center and the community of Wellington was featured in an article from a national news website called “The Intercept” titled “Kansas won’t expand medicaid denying a lifeline to rural hospitals and patients.” The story can be found here.

The article, released on Oct. 1, delves into plight of the local hospital and how the Kansas State Legislature’s inability of expanding Medicaid Expansion has hurt SRMC’s financial condition. It then describes the relationship of the hospital with the community of Wellington, and how its financial situation is affecting the community as a whole. The pictures accompanying the article are quite breathtaking. Several prominent Wellington citizens are featured as well as those in Independence, Kans., which recently lost its hospital.

The Intercept describes itself as follows:

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