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Daily Archives: October 11, 2018

Crusader preview: Wellington and Winfield to battle it out again, and not much separate them

This hug occurred two years ago. Now the coaches meet again.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The teacher vs. pupil cliche when it comes to former-Wellington-now-Winfield head coach Linn Hibbs vs. his 2004-Wellington-quarterback-now-head-coach Zane Aguilar is probably a bit overused. But it is always fun to compare nevertheless. The coaches are 1-1 against the other.

“I don’t like competing against Linn,” said Zane Aguilar, Wellington head coach. “We know each other’s secrets.”

There are six coaches on Wellington’s side who once played for Linn Hibbs. Now they are coaching against him. Winfield also has a former assistant in T.D. Buck, who still coaches Wellington softball. The two programs mirror one another in not only offensive and defensive formations, but are similar in talent and similar in stature.

The two programs have come along ways since they battled one another two years ago in that overtime game in the battle of the winless. Winfield won that one in overtime 21-20 for its only win. Wellington never won a game in 2016. Last year, both teams were better as Wellington won 14-7. This year, both teams are in the upper echelon of the Class 4A west standings. They have come a long ways in two years.

NWS flood warning for Sumner County…

Sumner Newscow report — The following flood warning were issued by the National Weather Service…

THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE NINNESCAH RIVER NEAR BELLE PLAINE. * UNTIL FRIDAY EVENING. * AT 6:20 PM THURSDAY THE STAGE WAS 25.0 FEET. * FLOOD STAGE IS 23.0 FEET. * MODERATE FLOODING IS OCCURRING AND MINOR FLOODING IS FORECAST. * FORECAST…THE RIVER WILL CONTINUE TO FALL TO BELOW FLOOD STAGE BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. * IMPACT…AT 26.0 FEET…A SECTION OF K55 FLOODS WITH 2 FEET OF WATER STARTING FROM 300 FEET EAST OF THE RIVER BRIDGE AND EXPANDING OUT TO 25 FEET WIDE. EXPECT FLOOD WATERS ON HIGHWAY 81 TO EXPAND FURTHER SOUTH TO THE Y INTERSECTION OF K55. THE SMALL COMMUNITY OF PONDEROSA ESTATES, 5 MILES NORTHWEST OF BELLE PLAINE, WILL HAVE A FEW HOMES FLOODED AND ROADS LEADING INTO THE ESTATES FLOODED. TIMBER BROOK ESTATES WILL HAVE ROADS INUNDATED BY OVER A FOOT OF WATER. && FLD OBSERVED FORECAST 7 PM LOCATION STG STG DAY TIME FRI SAT SUN BELLE PLAINE 23.0 25.0 THU 6 PM 17.6 16.3 15.4.

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…THE FLOOD WARNING CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING RIVER IN KANSAS… NINNESCAH RIVER NEAR BELLE PLAINE AFFECTING SUMNER COUNTY. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS… DO NOT DRIVE INTO FLOODED AREAS OR GO AROUND BARRICADES. NEARLY TWO FEET OF WATER WILL CARRY MOST VEHICLES AWAY. TURN AROUND DON’T DROWN. &&

Pregnant Shelby Johnson’s court case is continued until Nov. 29 after posting bond Tuesday

Shelby Johnson

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A Sumner County judge has continued the case of Shelby Johnson, 26, of Oxford — suspected of murdering her 7-month-old daughter Jesslinn Hulett — to Nov. 29, in order to work around the birth of another child due on Nov. 1.

In a court hearing held today, Sumner County Judge Scott McQuin also ruled that Johnson, who posted bail on a $100,000 professional bond on Tuesday, will be required to wear a GPS monitoring device at all times instead of a electronic monitoring system set up by the courts. Her attorney argued successfully that a GPS device can track her every move just as well as any other device issued by the court.

Johnson appeared in court with her court-appointed attorney Chrystal Krier this afternoon, just two days after being released from the county jail. Johnson is being charged with two alternate counts of first degree murder, murder in the second degree, abuse of a child, and aggravated endangering a child under the age of 18  — all felonies. 

Ora Munger hearing continued to Nov. 1 in Sumner County

Ora Munger

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The case involving Ora Munger, 40, 0f Iola, Kans., who is charged with armed robbery in Sumner County as well as multiple other charges elsewhere, has been continued until Nov. 1 here in Wellington.

His attorney Chrystal Krier stated today in Sumner County court that Munger as a number of charges elsewhere, and she wishes to confer with other county district attorneys on pending litigation there as well so that there could be a systematic plan of action.

Munger is currently in custody at Sumner County jail on $500,000 bond for the July 10 armed robbery of a home at S. Mayfield Road where he held the property owner at gunpoint while attempting to rob the family home during the noon hour. He then burned part of the house and the owner’s pickup before escaping. 

Get your fall rebate on Valspar paint through Oct. 14

Help wanted: Wellington USD 353: part-time accompanist

Help wanted: Wellington Public Schools USD 353 is accepting applications for the following position:

• Part-Time Accompanist 

Interested parties should complete the online Classified application found on our website, www.usd353.com, under Job Opportunities. For questions, please contact Jessica Coldwell, Choir Director at [email protected].

Wellington school board approves the process of fixing the high school leaky roof and waiting on Sellers Park locker rooms

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There is an old saying: which came first the chicken or the egg?

The Wellington school board had a similar dilemma: which comes first – the fixing of the high school roof or the building of a locker room facility at Sellers Park.

As always, it is about the money and with $2 million in capital outlay, and $1.4 million in contingency there isn’t enough money to do both simultaneously. So the board determined that the roof being fixed will take precedence. The locker room facility can wait for another year.

The board agreed to start the process of fixing the ever-leaking roof at the high school that isn’t just about the roof itself but the masonry within. After discussing with Don McMican, an engineering consultant of Overland Park, and the building absorbing more leakage from the seven-or-so inches rainstorm from this week, the roof project needs to be done ASAP- perhaps this spring. 

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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