Daily Archives: June 22, 2020

Sumner County Sheriff Office weekly jail bookings: June 15 to June 22, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for June 15 through June 22, 2020 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

Help wanted: City Public Works Employee for City of Caldwell

Help wanted: City Public Works Employee

Position Summary: Under the supervision of the Public Works Supervisor, the City Public Works Employee performs semi-skilled and skilled work in Water, Sewer, Streets, Storm Water and Parks within Public Works.

This manual labor position is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s parks, streets, right of ways, water, sewer, stormwater, and park infrastructure.

Essential Functions: water, sewer, storm water daily operations and maintenance; make repairs to parks and streets infrastructure including but not limited to pothole patching, crack sealing and asphalt street repairs; perform snow removal from City Streets,  and parking lots; operate heavy equipment including but not limited to trucks, dump truck, loader, backhoe and skid steer; perform lawn maintenance to City facilities, right of ways and parks; operate a variety of power and hand tools in a safe and efficient manner; perform routine building maintenance to City facilities; performs other duties as deemed necessary.

Virgil Farris Coley, 86, Argonia: Aug. 18, 1933 – June 20, 2020

Virgil Coley

Virgil Farris Coley of Argonia died on June 20, 2020, at the age of 86. Virgil was born August 18, 1933, in Earlsboro, Oklahoma to Amos and Evelyn Coley. Upon graduating high school, Virgil moved to Wichita where he began working at Boeing Aircraft and retired after a 40-year career. On January 2, 1954, Virgil married his lifemate, Thelma Faye Coley, which encouraged his move to Argonia.

After retiring from Boeing Aircraft, Virgil held several titles including Finance Clerk in the Army for two years, Argonia City Council Member, Argonia Mayor for several years, and most dear to him- Coach. Virgil loved sports, coached his sons for 26 years, played a major role in starting Argonia recreation, and was proudly part of the group to name the Argonia baseball fields after Marty Harrison.

In addition, he co-founded the National NBC “Hap Dumont” Youth Baseball League, served 43 years on the Sunflower Little League, and especially admired the game of golf. Virgil devoted his life to providing his love, support, and hard work to his family. Above all else, Virgil was a dedicated person to church and most importantly, his God.

Wellington Fire/EMS weekly report: June 15 – June 20, 2021

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for June 15 – June 20, 2020, is as follows: 

12 miles of U.S. 160 in Harper County to be resurfaced.

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Sumner Newscow report — A $1.59 million resurfacing on a 12-mile section of U.S. 160 in Harper County will begin soon.

The work, overseen by the Kansas Department of Transportation, will consist of a mill and overlay.

The section is from the east city limits of Harper east to the Sumner County line.

The project is expected to start on June 29 and to be completed around early August, depending on the weather.

Wellington Police weekend report: Friday, June 19 – Sunday, June 21, 2020

Wellington Police Department weekend report: Friday, June 19 to Sunday, June 21, 2020

Friday, June 19, 2020

Door Rescue 911 – Never a trip charge for service in Sumner County

Cami Jo Scott is found guilty of theft by deception

Cami Jo Scott

Sumner Newscow report — A Wellington woman has been found guilty of theft, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt said in a press release on his website.

Cami Jo Scott, 36, yesterday pleaded no contest in Sumner County District Court to two misdemeanor counts of theft by deception. Chief Judge William Ruhl Mott accepted the plea and sentenced Scott to 24 months probation with an underlying sentence of 24 months in the Sumner County jail. Scott was also ordered to pay restitution to 39 victims totaling $72,123.35.

The case stemmed from an investigation by the Wellington Police Department and the attorney general’s Fraud and Abuse Litigation Division, which discovered that Scott claimed to have cowhides, leather goods and furniture inventory for sale because she was closing her business. Victims paid for these items, which did not exist and were never delivered. The crimes occurred between July 2018 and February 2019.

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