Daily Archives: June 12, 2020

Assistant Sumner County Attorney Mitchell Spencer charged with Class C misdemeanor

Sumner Newscow report — Assistant Sumner County attorney Mitchell Spencer has been charged with “Duty of Driver upon damaging unattended vehicle or other property” – a Class C misdemeanor.

The complaint was filed on Wednesday in Sumner County District Court by assistant Kansas attorney general attorney Corey Kennedy. A Class C misdemeanor is the least serious type of offense and is punishable by up to one month in jail and a fine of up to $500.

According to the complaint:

“On or about October 7, 2019, Spencer was unlawfully driving a motor vehicle, i.e. an E-Z-Go golf cart in the 1500 block of West Harvey Ave. in Wellington when he was involved in an accident with a 1995 Chevy pickup truck.”

The complaint continues:

Help wanted: Seasonal Laborer for City of Wellington

Help wanted: Seasonal Laborer for the City of Wellington.

The City of Wellington is accepting applications for the positions of Seasonal Laborers involving manual labor and a variety of maintenance tasks that could include but are not limited to: patching and sealing roadways, trimming trees and removing brush, grass mowing and trimming,  grounds and building maintenance,  operating light equipment, assisting in repairs, documenting daily field assignments, and/or other administrative and/or clerical duties.  Hours are generally Monday thru Friday, 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, occasional Overtime may be required.  Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Starting Salary is $8.00 per hour.  EOE, Drug-free workplace.  Apply at or City Clerk’s Office, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS., open until all positions filled.



CultureCow: The George Floyd protests as told by Run the Jewels

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Friday. CultureCow has been off for the last two weeks because, as everyone is aware, there is a worldwide protest going on against systemic racism and police brutality, sparked by the gruesome murder of George Floyd

This isn’t the first time protests like these have happened, it’s not even the first time an unarmed black man was murdered by cops on tape while saying “I can’t breathe” (if you can remember all the way back to 2015’s murder of Eric Garner).

What’s different about these protests is that they stretch not only coast to coast, but to countries all over the world and the outrage is palpable.  These protests are also different in that they’re already yielding results. 

Body recovered from Ninnescah River is 27-year-old Wichita woman

Shalan Gannon

Sumner Newscow report – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation, and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office have identified the woman whose body was recovered from the Ninnescah River.

Pending DNA confirmation, authorities have identified the victim as 27-year-old Shalan Niccole Gannon, of Wichita. Gannon was reported missing to the Wichita Police Department on April 11.

On the afternoon of Sunday, June 7, Sumner County emergency personnel recovered Gannon’s body in the Ninnescah River near 130th Avenue North and North West Road, after a fisherman called 911 to report the discovery.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, June 11, 2020

Help wanted: Construction I-II-III – Road and Bridge

Help wanted: Construction I-II-III – Road & Bridge

$9.01 – $21.65 per hour Non-exempt

High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Must obtain and maintain a valid class “A” Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) months of employment.  2-5 years of construction and /or road maintenance work experience required or a comparable combination of education and experience. Much of the work is done outdoors in adverse weather conditions.  Successful applicant will be drug tested.

Apply online at  Applications close 06/28/2020.  Job description available, contact Sumner County Clerk’s Office, ph 620 326 3395. EOE

Project Prom to hold ‘Pool Party 2020’ on Sunday, June 28 from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Sumner Newscow report — Wellington Project Prom will be hosting “Pool Party 2020” on Sunday, June 28, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Wellington Aquatic Center – come rain or shine.

Outgoing WHS juniors and seniors: Bring your lawn chairs for a fun-filled night of water and poolside activities. Where your suit or just dip your toes in and relax. There will be awesome food, games, and prizes.

If there is lightning or if COVID-19 ruins plans, there will be a drive-thru prize pickup. Same start time and location. Watch for updates on the website here

El Chile Verde has new hours

Garage Sales for this weekend…

(Editor’s note: This is for garage sales for THIS weekend. Please do not include citywide garage sales slated for July 20 here).

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of June 5-7, 2020. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

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