Daily Archives: July 13, 2020

Kansas Department of Health and Environment reports 48 cases in Sumner County as of today

Update 6:30 p.m.: The following was released on the Sumner County Health Department page as of today: Sumner County has confirmed 47 positive cases: 14 recovered, 1 death, 1 unconfirmed death, 36 active. KDHE map shows 48, difference due to case transferred to another county.

New cases made up of the following demographics: Male: 1-30’s, 2-60’s, 3-70’s; Female: 1-infant, 1-teen, 3-30’s, 1-40’s, 2-50’s, 1-80’s

Sumner Newscow report — According to a recent state Kansas Department of Health and Environment map of COVID-19 cases by county of residence, Sumner County now has 48 cases. This number was at 32 cases as of Friday. For more information, click here.

On July 1, Sumner County had 13 positive cases, 11 recovered, one active and one death.

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Oxford Saw & Mower – 2020 Grasshopper model 333G5EFI demo for sale (last one!)

Roadwork on 16th Street will start tomorrow, Sanitation Department will not collect large items

Sumner Newscow report — The following are two press releases by the City of Wellington today:


Due to weather, the Wellington Street Department was unable to complete the project to fill low spots on Highway 160 East between Woodlawn Ave and Day St. last week.  This work is planned for tomorrow’s weather permitting. 

For additional information, please contact the Street Department at (620) 326 7831.


As a reminder, the Sanitation Department will not collect large items (mattresses, appliances, furniture) with the regular refuse collection routes.

The application period for the vacancy of the Wellington Housing Authority board ends on July 21

The application period for the vacancy on the Housing Authority Board has been opened for a 15-day period to 5:00 p.m. on July 21, 2020.  The appointment will begin immediately with the term expiring on April 30, 2021.

Resolution No. 5457, adopted September 6, 2011, requires the following regarding appointment of a Wheat Capital Manor resident as a member of the Housing Authority.

(d)  Commencing no later than at the last regular meeting of the governing body in April, 2013, the governing body shall appoint a member to the authority’s board of commissioners who is a resident of Wheat Capital Manor and has been elected to serve on the authority’s board of commissioners by its residents, through Australian Ballot, to serve a term commencing January 10, 2014 through April 30, 2018. 

Billy Dean Burrow, Sr., 71, Hickory, Ark.: April 10, 1949 – July 9, 2020

Billy Burrow

Billy Dean Burrow, Sr. was born April 10, 1949, in Hickory, Arkansas to Cleveland and Ethel (Pankey) Burrow.

Bill did a lot of carpentry and other jobs, but his life work was in ministry.

He was united in marriage to Betty Martin on August 12, 1969, in Cuba, Mo.

His hobbies were fishing, hunting, junking, and restoring old tractors, but he really enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bill went to be with the Lord on Thursday, July 9, 2020, at the age of 71.

Wellington Fire Department responds to detached garage fire this afternoon

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Fire Department responded to a detached garage fire at 12:49 p.m. at 511 South H St. today. There were no injuries.

The Wellington Fire/EMS upon arrival found a 30-by-15 detached garage with smoke showing. Crews began attacking the walk-in door where a fire was showing. The fire damage was contained to the southwest corner of the garage, but there were heavy smoke and heat damage to the content which included a vehicle. Crews had to remove the ceiling in the garage to access the fire above.

The fire was under control at 1:06 p.m. The estimated damage to the garage, owned by Johnny Ferguson, was $33,500.

There was 10 personnel on the scene. The number of apparatus included two ambulances, one chief truck, one engine and one ladder. 

List of businesses and governmental entities that are currently closed …

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a list of businesses and governmental entities that are currently closed (list accumulated by Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce):

As Covid-19 cases in Sumner County have increased, several of our businesses have modified their operations.

Closed until further notice: Fabiola’s, The Dore, Sumner Communications, Chisholm Trail Museum, National Glass Museum.

Closed for two weeks: (announced on July 12) El Chile Verde.

Lobby by appointment only: Bank of Commerce, Impact Bank, Panhandle Federal Credit Union, Security State Bank, Sumner County Economic Development.

Wellington Police weekend report: Friday, July 10 – Sunday, July 12, 2020

Wellington Police weekend report for Friday, July 10 to Sunday, July 12, 2020:

Friday, July 10, 2020

Nearly 9-mile section of K-15 will be resurfaced in KDOT project

Sumner Newscow report —  A nearly 9-mile section of K-15 in Cowley and Sumner counties will be resurfaced in a Kansas Department of Transportation project.

The work – totaling $1.6 million — is tentatively scheduled to begin July 20. The resurfacing on K-15 will be from the east city limits of Udall, in Cowley County, through Sumner County to the Sedgwick County line.

The work will involve milling and a hot-mix-asphalt overlay.

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