Daily Archives: October 12, 2017

KAKE-TV reports that the body of missing 86-year-old Rose Hill resident was found

Sumner Newscow report – KAKE-TV is reporting that the body of missing Rose Hill resident, Dixie Adair, 86, has been found near the Kansas, Oklahoma border. On its Facebook page, KAKE said she was found west of I-35. Investigators said that K-9 units found her at approximately 8 p.m. tonight.

This comes after earlier in the evening, Butler County Sheriff had reported vehicle of the missing Rose Hill woman was found in Sumner County, according to an article written on

Sheriff Kelly Herzet did not give an exact location on where Dixie Adair’s vehicle was located, but she had not been located.

The Kansas Highway Patrol provided the location, which is in south Sumner County, near the Kansas-Oklahoma border.

Herzet says a Butler County detective responded to the scene.

Dignitaries take part in historic groundbreaking of Cowley College-Sumner Campus

Keynote Speaker Dr. Jeff Colyer, Lieutenant Governor of Kansas and future Governor, was on hand for the ground breaking of the Cowley College project.

By Rama Peroo, Special to Sumner Newscow — The dream is becoming a reality. Through hard work and vision from numerous individuals, the groundbreaking ceremonies for Cowley College’s Sumner Campus took place Wednesday, October 11 in Wellington.

The location of the future campus is east of Walmart along U.S. Highway 160. Due to recent rain, the groundbreaking ceremony was held next door to the site in the Walmart parking lot.

More than 270 individuals attended the event, which featured comments from Kansas Lieutenant Governor Dr. Jeff Colyer (Keynote Speaker); Marjorie Short, Owner of the Short Land Company; Michael E. Zamrzla, Deputy State Director of U.S. Senator Jerry Moran’s Office; Debbie Luper, District Director of U.S. Congressman Ron Estes’ Office; Kansas State Representative Anita Judd-Jenkins; Kansas Senator Larry Alley; Kansas State Representative Ed Trimmer; Dr. Blake Flanders; President and CEO of the Kansas Board of Regents; Ray Frederick, Chair of the Kansas Postsecondary Technical Education Authority; Clifford Bales, Chair of the Sumner County Commission; Stacy Davis, Executive Director of Sumner County Economic Development Commission; Bob Juden, Chair of the Cowley College Board of Trustees; and Cowley College President Dr. Dennis C. Rittle.


Kansas Lieutenant Governor Dr. Jeff Colyer said this was a historic day and is something that Kansans are extremely proud of.

True Value Mill Creek is holding a fall sale through Saturday

State, City officials celebrate airport runway expansion; and the economic development opportunities thereafter

State and City dignitaries held a groundbreaking for the airport runway extension project held yesterday. 

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Pilots, who are responsible of flying multimillion dollar Cessna Citation jets, may find the Wellington Municipal Airport very appealing when needing to refuel on a continental flight from the east to west coast.

At least that is what state and city officials are hoping, as the process is underway for the expansion of the city airport runway by 1,000 feet – from 4,250 to 5,250 feet – to accommodate larger private/commercial jets. The project is expected to be completed by August 2018.

The City of Wellington held its ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday morning under clear skies at the spot of the new airport expansion. The project — which will extend to the north — will include a new taxiway turnaround, a realignment of the dirt road 50th avenue to the north and the removal of the existing sewer lagoons — hooking the airport to the city sanitation system.

But at the heart of this project is the hope that Wellington’s airport will become a regional hub not over for transient customers flying across the U.S., but for aircraft and other industrial executives who need to fly into Sumner County to do business.

This is as much about economic development than anything else.

Sumner Newscow Court Docket: Oct. 12 report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.

These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Across the Pond concert benefits Memorial Auditorium air conditioning project

Across the Pond sings at Memorial Auditorium this weekend.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow —  In order to raise funds to air condition the Memorial Auditorium in the future, the board has been planning events and concerts, with the help of the Chamber of Commerce, the Wellington Recreation Commission, and board member and event organizer Mark Green.

“We are trying to raise money to get air conditioning, and that’s going to benefit the facility and community, and we’re also trying to have a wide variety of entertainment for different tastes to enjoy. We are trying to not only look at music, but other events, and we’re trying to hit all genres of music and different activities.”

Across the Pond, a British Invasion tribute band from Wichita, performed Saturday night, with a portion of ticket sales going toward the project. Concessions were sold by the Wellington Recreation, and the auditorium board sold beer, with all proceeds going toward the project.

“Mark Green has been a huge help with ticket sales,” Jones said.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

Wellington Police note: Wednesday, October 11, 2017:

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