Daily Archives: October 11, 2017

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Jax Cornejo wins the 2017 Sumner County spelling bee…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Jax Cornejo, a Wellington Middle School student, spelled the word “javelin” and that made him the Sumner County Spelling Bee Champion for 2017.

There were 34 participants at today’s Spelling Bee showdown from 17 Sumner County middle and elementary schools.

Cornejo is the son of Jesse and Airily Cornejo. Second place went to Torynce Talbot of Belle Plaine Middle School.

Cornejo will now advance to Hays to participate in the state spelling bee competition sometime this spring.

Mary Meeker was the pronouncer for the event. (To get more pictures of the event click here.)

Those who participated in the spelling bee were: 

Wellington’s big day….

As far as big days are concerned, it was one here in Wellington, as dignitaries from across the state of Kansas came to celebrate two big groundbreakings of projects in the works: the Wellington Airport Expansion Runway and the Cowley College-Sumner Campus.

We will have all the details soon.

Groundbreaking of Airport runway extension project.

Groundbreaking of Cowley College- Sumner Campus project.


Payton Ginter qualifies for Class 4A State tournament in girls golf

Payton Ginter

Sumner Newscow report — Payton Ginter, a Wellington High School freshman, qualified for the Class 4A State Tournament in girls golf Monday afternoon. Not a bad accomplishment for the first year of the program.

Ginter shot a 109, and placed 11th individually for Wellington at the Smoky Hills Country Club in Hays during what was a cool autumn day. The top three teams and five individuals qualify for state. Karee Dinkel of Hays was the winner with an 84 on the 18-hole tournament.

Ginter was the third lowest scorer for a freshman in the tournament behind Sophia Garrison of Hays and Jaela Albers of Andale, who both shot a 108.

Other Wellington scorers were: 

Wellington City Council Candidates Forum: South Central Kansas Landlords Association

Special thanks to Robert Hamilton: 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Homecoming daily themes announced for next week

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


No event listed for today.


AVCTL Cross Country at Buhler.

9th Volleyball at Mulvane.


  • State tennis at Pratt.
  • Football at Winfield.


Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, October 10, 2017:

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