Daily Archives: July 9, 2020

1.26 inches fell in Wellington this morning

Sumner Newscow report — According to the official Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network rain gauge,  Wellington received 1.26 inches of rain this morning. 

Sumner County Treasurer’s Office to be closed an hour during lunch starting Monday

Sumner Newscow report — Effective Monday, July 13, 2020, the Sumner County Treasurer’s Office will be closed from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. for lunch and to disinfect the offices.  This includes Tags, Taxes, and Driver’s License.  Please remember you must have an appointment to get a driver’s license.  While in the office please practice social distancing and the county is requesting you wear a mask. County officials are only allowing one person per transaction at the windows.

Executive Order 20-55, signed by Governor Kelly July 9, 2020, states that Kansas residents who have purchased a new or used vehicle on or after January 1, 2020, through May 31, 2020,  will have an extended time period to title and register their vehicle.  Temporary permits are extended for these purposes.  Pleases refer to the chart below for the timeline.

When did you purchase your vehicle? Register by this date to avoid penalties:

Wellington Recycling Center no longer accepting No. 2 plastics

Sumner Newscow report — Due to the continued changes in the recycling industry, markets and sorting operations, the Wellington Recycling Center will no longer be able to accept No. 2 plastics.  Vendors are requiring plastics to be baled rather than loose shipped as we have been doing.

“Our space, equipment and staffing only allow time to bale two different materials, i.e. cardboard and No. 1 plastic,” said Jeremy Jones, Wellington Director of Public Works. “These requirements were placed upon us immediately, therefore, we must also act immediately.”

Beginning Saturday, July 11, No. 1 plastics will be accepted, with lids removed, and placed in bags rather than large boxes, to be baled.  The city will continue to accept other paper, aluminum, and tin as we have. 

Wellington Street Department to postpone Woodlawn Ave./Day St. project until tomorrow

Sumner Newscow report — Due to the weather the Wellington Street Department project to fill low spots on U.S. 160 east between Woodlawn Ave. and Day St. has been postponed until tomorrow.

For additional information, please contact the street department at (620) 326-7831.

WHS seniors to graduate individually… masks strongly recommended… social distancing guidelines coming soon

Sumner Newscow report — The following is an announcement by Wellington Superintendent Adam Hatfield about the graduation ceremony to be held on Sunday.


“Due to the ever-changing health situation in our community, we have been advised by our local health department to change our current plans for graduation.

Graduation will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 12. Seniors will be graduating individually with only their five ticket holders present. Groups of 10 students and their five ticket holders will be allotted a time to report to WHS. Those groups will be seated in the commons while waiting for their students’ time.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Coronavirus update: Sumner positive cases spike… Wellington City offices close… Fabiola’s close… athletic training suspended… graduation decision pending…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The spike in coronavirus cases locally has caused several changes.

•The City of Wellington offices have closed again and won’t reopen until further notice. Wellington City Manager Shane Shields confirmed that a city employee tested positive for COVID-19.

•Fabiola’s Restaurant has closed temporarily again according to its Facebook page.

•Wellington has suspended all summer athletic activities like PSQ, camps and individual workouts for the next two weeks.

•There has been no announcement concerning the Wellington High School graduation ceremony, but a school official said there will be an update soon.

In the meantime, the Sumner County Health Department is reporting its 20th confirmed case. This marks seven confirmed cases just this week.

According to the SCHD Facebook post issued on Wednesday: 

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