Daily Archives: October 3, 2017

Live Wellington City Council feed 10-3-17

Wellington Homecoming and Fall Festival; Wheat Capital Brew Ha-Ha; Oct. 19-21

The 2017 Wellington High School Duchess candidates announced

2017 Duchess candidates announced.

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School Duchess candidates were announced for the WHS homecoming. The ceremony will be held at halftime of the Wellington-Mulvane football game on Oct. 20.

The candidates are: Jill Wiley, Abby Lowe, Jenna Rausch, Mekenna Adams and Lexi Saffell.

Culture Cow: The 25th Anniversary of Def Comedy Jam brings back the comedy legends

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Better late than never. Happy Mon…, um, Tuesday. The biggest splash in the pop culture pool last week had to be the 25th Anniversary of Def Comedy Jam.  Def Comedy Jam was an American institution that gave rise to so many great comedians including, but not limited to: Martin Lawrence, Dave Chappelle, Bernie Mac, Kevin Hart, Kat Williams, Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, Sheryl Underwood, D.L. Huey, Craig Robinson, and many, many more.

Netflix put on an event that brought back these comedy legends for a night that mixes an award show with a memoriam with a stand-up comedy festival all in one.  It’s impossible to sum up even half of the greatness of Def Comedy Jam into an hour and a half, but the anniversary show tries amiably to cover its basis.

Knock out stand-up routines were broken up into pieces separated by heartfelt messages to the founding members like Russel Simmons and the close-knit community of comedians that grew up watching the show.  Easily one of the funniest and historically relevant shows of all time and worthy of many more renditions, Def Comedy Jam is back, if only for one night.

Interest being gauged on renting a Charter Bus to Scott City

Sumner Newscow report — Mitch and Kelli McComb are trying to get enough folks on board to charter a bus to the Scott City vs Wellington football game this Friday. As of 1 p.m. today, Mitch McComb said there were 14. He needs 47 people to make it a reality. The deadline to contact the McCombs is Wednesday evening. If there is not enough people the charter bus will be cancelled.

A full bus is 56 people.

If you are parents or a Crusader fan who is interested in riding and not having to drive, the cost is $50 a person.  Please let either of them know ASAP no later than Wednesday evening. If by then there isn’t enough numbers, the Charter will be cancelled.

Wellington Middle School volleyball teams battle Mulvane, Haysville Monday

Sumner Newscow report — The results of the Wellington Middle School volleyball games  in triangular at Mulvane with Haysville on Monday:


A Team 


Set 1: 25-6 W

Nikki Peninger 3 kills, 6 assists, 1 dig 

Airalyn Frame 2 kills, 8 aces, 2 digs 

Crosby Fairbanks 1 ace 

Kaitlyn Hain 1 kill, 1 dig 

Rylee Rusk named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Rylee Rusk

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Rylee Rusk, a Wellington High School freshman for the Crusader girls tennis team, was named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

Rusk won the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. III and IV tournament in Wichita singles division, despite the fact she never played singles in high school tennis. She went into the tournament as the fourth seed in No. 2 singles and she went 3-0 beating Sarnacki of Winfield 6-0, 7-5, defeating the No. 1 seed  Schraenberg from Circle in the semifinals 3-6, 6-1 (11-9), an defeated Withrow of Wichita Collegiate 6-4, 6-2.

For her efforts, Rusk is the recipient of a delicious large pizza from Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington Ave.

Wellington girls tennis team place 2nd in AV-CTL Div. III and IV

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls tennis team finished second in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. III and IV in what was the highest finish since 2010. In baseball they have players who can hit for a cycle: single, double, triple and home run in one game. Yesterday, the girls tennis team had a cycle with its four entries: finishing first, second, third and fourth.

Rylee Rusk led the way with her first start in singles and finished first place. Despite going 0-0 in singles she to the fourth seed, after spending doubles with her sister Avery. She beat a decent Winfield players in the first match, then beta Scharenberg from Circle, who was the No 1 seed. In the finals beat Withrow from Wichita Collegiate.

Mekenna Adams and Avery Rusk went 0-0 also and got the fifth seed. They beat the No. 4 seed from Buhler to open, then lost in the semifinals to the eventual champion from Collegiate 4-6, 5-7. They then beat Winfield in their final match to finish third. 

Sumner Newscow review: Joseph Hall’s ‘Elvis Rock and Remember’ concert was a big success

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Joseph Hall’s “Elvis Rock & Remember” tour stopped in Wellington on Sept. 30 at Memorial Auditorium. If you didn’t attend, you missed a great show!

Since my mother, Nancy Countryman, is a huge Elvis Presley fan, we purchased VIP tickets to his concert, not knowing what to expect, but figuring we would have a great mother/daughter night no matter what.

I spoke with Joseph on the phone weeks before his concert in order to let the community know that an America’s Got Talent top 10 finalist was going to perform here. After the phone interview, he invited my mother and I backstage before the concert!

Amber Countryman Schmitz

We arrived at the concert early, per his manager and father Kyle Hall’s advice, and were escorted to our third row seats. After introductions, Kyle promised us a visit with Joseph at 6:30 p.m., right before showtime.

The 15 minute wait seemed to last forever, and at 6:25 p.m., my mother thought it was still five minutes too early. I was so nervous to meet him, a celebrity, but was ecstatic that we were going to receive special treatment.

At exactly 6:30 p.m., heart pounding, my mom and I walked up to Kyle, expecting our special visit. Kyle couldn’t leave the ticket stand, so asked Kathy Shuck to escort us upstairs and said that Joseph was expecting us! We felt so special being able to do that!

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Oct. 2, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Monday, October 2, 2017

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