Daily Archives: October 5, 2017

It’s open house Sunday at Theurer Auction/Realty

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Crusader preview: Wellington travels 4-hours west to play very good Scott City in the rain

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The good news is Wellington won’t be playing Scott City next year. The bad news is Wellington is playing Scott City tomorrow.

Let’s tally the scorecard: the game means nothing, Scott City is heavily favored, and the drive is 4 hours away.

And to add insult to injury (which Wellington has plenty of) there is a thunderstorm system developing in western Kansas and is scheduled to hit Scott City precisely at 7 p.m. It is scheduled to get worse at 8 p.m. and then start to taper off at 10 p.m. There is a 80 percent chance of that happening. But then there was 98 percent chance the Falcons were going to win the Super Bowl in the third quarter, so there is a chance.

If there were ever a sign from the heavens to not play a football game, this might be it.

Nevertheless, the game is still on.

Scott City is pretty good. The Beavers, dressed in light blue and white, are currently undefeated at 5-0. They are ranked No. 3 in Class 4A Div. 2 and has had only one close game and that was to Class 4A Div. II No. 5 Holcomb 23-14.

There is a fan bus going but it is full. So if you want to go, drive your car.

Wellington-Scott City game at a glance:

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Sport today: Wellington tennis to embark on Regional; Volleyball plays tough triangular; WMS tennis finishes season

2017 Wellington Tennis team.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – A busy week of sports continues including the first post season varsity regional/sub state of the season…

Wellington girls tennis 

Fresh off its second-place finish in the AV-CTL DIII and IV league tournament, Wellington returns to Wichita Collegiate for its most important tournament of the season: the Class 4A Regional tentatively starting Friday. The Crusaders come into the tournament ranked No. 4 in the state according to the Kansas Coaches Association poll. But, this regional is loaded, with No. 1 ranked and host Wichita Collegiate and No. 5 ranked Andover Central.

“And don’t count out Circle, which has probably the best non-ranked team in the state,” said Brian Aufdengarten, Wellington head girls tennis coach. “If we don’t come with our A game we will sink very quickly.”

The regional will also include: Augusta, El Dorado, Pratt, Ulysses, and Wichita Trinity.

To qualify for state, a singles player or doubles team must finish in the top six. Aufdengarten, who shook up the lineup in Monday’s league tournament, will be returning the team to its standard lineup. The Rusk sisters, Avery and Rylee, will be a doubles team as will Kylie Aufdengarten and Mekenna Adams. The singles players will be Jacelyn Buck and Abby Lowe.

Ginter becomes first team All-League at AV-CTL golf tourney in Hesston

Payton Ginter at league meet in Hesston. 

Sumner Newscow report — Payton Ginter, just a Wellington freshman, was a top 10 finisher in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League meet at the Hesston Golf Course earlier this week.

Payton Ginter with medal.

“All the girls improved on their scores from previous tournaments,” said James Ginter, Wellington head golf coach. “Pretty exciting for the first year.”

Payton Ginter shot a career best 88 to finish sixth for the tournament and received first team all league honors.

Other Wellington scorers were:
Taylor Heasty- 120
Lisa Walters – 116
Kaity Kreifels – 140
The Wellington girls golf team will now head for its first regional to be played next Monday in Hays.

Brownbox Bakery Cupcake Truck to be at Verizon’s today from 3 to 5-5:30!

Hey friends! The cupcake truck will be setting up at Verizon parking lot today (Thursday) from 3 til about 5 -5:30!
Come get some yummy cupcakes for dessert tonight or for your weekend sweetness fix😍

Wellington Regent this week: Lego Ninjago Movie

This week at the Regent Theater: “Lego Ninjago Movie”

Schedule: Thursday and Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 2 and 7 p.m.

Feature film rating: PG.

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: In this big-screen NINJAGO adventure, the battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, who are all secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat evil warlord Garmadon, The Worst Guy Ever, who also happens to be Lloyd’s dad. Pitting mech against mech and father against son, the epic showdown will test this fierce but undisciplined team of modern-day ninjas who must learn to check their egos and pull together to unleash their inner power of Spinjitzu.

2018-19 Wellington High School football schedule is released

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It was a busy day in Salina Wednesday as state athletic directors gathered to find opponents and fill out football schedules for the next two years. The 2018-19 Wellington High School football schedule was released by activities director Luke Smith. Of course, the schedule is pending until game contracts are signed.

The schedule looks much like it does last year but in different order. Wellington will immediately have its work cut out for it with Collegiate and Andale right out of the gate. Augusta and Labette County will now be on Wellington’s schedule – teams currently not on this year’s schedule.

Remember, Wellington will play eight regular season games next year and will be seeded for the first round with 16 other teams in the west division. Those schools are listed below.

Here is the tentative schedule for 2018-19:

Wellington Airport Event to be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Help wanted: Accounts Payable Coordinator at KanOkla

Help wanted: Accounts Payable Coordinator.

Kan-Okla Networks are a leader in the rural telecommunications industry and are seeking a full time Accounts Payable Coordinator.

Process and pay invoices weekly, ensuring that all accounts are correctly processed and paid in a timely manner. Contact with vendors and with various departments required to ensure accuracy. Process and pay capital credits refunds. Reconcile accounts for the purpose of identifying errors and determining account balances.  Generate reports providing management with timely records and information. Report to the Finance Manager.

Successful candidates should possess the following:

College level coursework in accounting and business are required.  A degree in accounting is preferred.  Computer and software usage skills, including ability to create spreadsheets using formulas. 

Strong skills in attention to detail, organization, meeting deadlines, and following through are required.  Also, maintaining confidentiality and working with minimal supervision.

We offer a stable work environment and an attractive salary/benefit package. For more information or to obtain an application, please call the Human Resources Specialist at KanOkla at 620-845-5682 or email at You may email your resume, or mail it to: KanOkla, Attn: Human Resources Specialist, 100 KanOkla Ave, Caldwell, KS 67022.  The last day for applications will be October 27th, 2017 at 5:00 p.m..

Pauline Milliken, 75, Wellington: Nov. 13, 1941 – Oct. 2, 2017

Pauline Milliken

Pauline Milliken, 75, of Wellington, died on Monday, October 2, 2017 at her home.

Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, October 6, 2017 at the Shelley Family Funeral home in Wellington. No visitation is scheduled. In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established with the Wellington Alcoholics Anonymous and may be left with Shelley Family Funeral Home 704 N. Washington Ave., Wellington, KS 67152.  For further information please visit

Pauline (Polly) LeJune Milliken was born November 13, 1941, the first daughter of John Dearing and Charlie June Metcalf in Beaumont, TX. As a small child she moved with her family to Wetmore CO. where she grew up. She attended High School in Florence CO. As an adult later in life she moved to Texas where she married the love of her life Anthony (Tony) Milliken on October 3rd 1987.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, October 4, 2017

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