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Daily Archives: June 26, 2020

Sumner County Health Officer has identified alarming trends, especially within 67013 zip code (Belle Plaine)

(UPDATED: Friday, 9:30 p.m.)  The following is an addition to the advisory below from Sumner County Health Officer Rettig:

The Sumner Health Department experienced a much higher than usual call volume from residents in the 67013-zip code area (Belle Plaine) who were requesting testing and reporting symptoms in the last two days.

Along with that is the fact of the lab results from any testing done on those residents in the last two days, whether from our testing or any other provider’s testing, probably will not be received for another 24-48 hours. Without lab confirmations, we cannot make announcements of new cases of COVID-19 because it may not be that.

The Health Department encourages all to be vigilant in following the recommended guidelines noted in the advisory.

Sumner Newscow report — The following is the original advisory posting from earlier today Rettig:

Terry Ivan Deakins, 75, Terre Haute, Ind.: Dec. 7, 1954 – June 24, 2020

Terry Ivan Deakins was born in Terre Haute, Ind. on December 7, 1954, to Doris (Ringer) and Charley Deakins.  He died peacefully in his home, June 24, 2020.

He grew up around the Andover and Wichita area with his mother and siblings.  Terry later became a plumber, pipe fitter and long-haul truck driver.  He had a love for traveling, movies, coffee shops and going out to eat.  He loved his family and friends and would do anything for them.

Terry is preceded in death by his parents Doris Jean (Ringer) and Charley Bill Deakins, son Patrick Ivan Deakins.  He is survived by his children Nathan Deakins and wife Meredith, Travis Deakins, Verna and husband Whitney Rohrbaugh, Tracy Deakins and Erica Coulter; grandchildren, Kayla, Trenton James, Kaydence, TJ, Emma and Cody, Ivan Patrick; siblings, Gary Ringer, James Ringer, Patrisha Evan, Cherie Glidden and others.

Sumner County wheat harvest report: The yields are good, the wheat is plump, and cutting is almost complete

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The wheat harvest is wrapping up and it looks like it has been a good year for area farmers.  The weather was very cooperative this year, which made for a good crop and harvest went well too. Some recent rains may lower the test weights of remaining fields, but it didn’t slow down the overall picture much.

County Extension Agent Randy Hein said the average test weights around the county were in the 62-65 pound range. People were getting around 50 bushels per acre as a county average, which is higher than the 10-year average of 38.

Hein said he believes the harvest will be done by the end of this weekend barring wet weather.

Farmers in the county have had mixed reviews in years past. Last year’s crop was diminished due to a lot of rain that made it difficult to harvest. This year is turning out to be a good year as well.

CultureCow: A statue of racism is a statue worth tearing down

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Friday. As protests continue around the world against racism and, in particular, police brutality there has been a new avenue of rebellion: tearing down statues. The first wave to come down focused on notable idiot explorer, slave driver, genocider, and man who never set foot on United States soil nor figured out he wasn’t actually in India: Christopher Columbus

American’s obsession with a man who never claimed to discover anything then was posthumously awarded the “honor” of having discovered a land where people were already living for thousands of years never sat right with me, but I’m glad we’re finally doing something about it.  As nice as it is that his monuments are coming down (or being beheaded as in some cases), the largest faction of toppling statues concerns the biggest losers in American history: confederate soldiers.

The Confederate States of America was never a country in its own right and only lasted five years, which is shorter than the TV series Glee was on the air, which tells you anything about the success of their rebellion.  For a cause as deplorable as wanting to keep enslaving people, why are there so many monuments to famous losers?  Is it to honor history?  No.  Are they targets that everyone tries to hit with apples every day?  No.  They were always about intimidating Black people whenever there was a modicum of humanity from the government oppressing them. 

Wellington Project Prom at the aquatic center this Sunday

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Crusader Wall of Recognition is seeking nominations

The Wellington Crusader Wall of Recognition is seeking nominations for the Crusader Wall of Recognition. The Crusader Wall of Recognition was established to honor culture and tradition of excellence and high achievement by recognition of outstanding Wellington High School Alumni and contributors.

It also serves to inspire current and future Crusaders to lead their lives in a way that will perpetuate the standards of excellence and high achievement the honorees have set forth. The Crusader Wall of Recognition was implemented in 2012 with a total of 23 inductees to date.

It is easy to submit a nomination. Eligibility Requirements and the Nomination Form are available online here.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, June 25, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, June 25, 2020

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