Daily Archives: July 15, 2020

New band uniforms purchased… new principals welcomed… a lot of appointments, hirings, designations made

This picture was taken in 2016 of the old uniforms. New uniforms are coming soon.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – The Wellington High School band may not be playing this fall because of the pandemic, but there will be new band uniforms coming soon.

The Wellington board voted 4-2 to purchase 90 new band uniforms for $59,631. The new uniforms will be ready in 120 to 130 days.

This will be the first WHS band uniforms purchased in at least 15 years. Originally, the hope was, that the band uniforms would be purchased before an upcoming scheduled Presidential inauguration trip to Washington D.C. But due to the pandemic, that trip was canceled.

The board delayed making a decision in May until it knew how much money it would have in its capital outlay budget.

Both board members Chris Buckman and Tom Henning did not like the timing of the purchase, not knowing if students would be able to use the uniforms this fall. Buckman felt the money spent on uniforms could be used for technology at this time. Henning didn’t like the fact that the uniforms would be fitted for band players, who might not be able to use them immediately.

Dorothy Guthrie Zoglmann, 91, Dallas, Texas: Oct. 5, 1928 – June 28, 2020

Dorothy Zoglmann

Dorothy Guthrie Zoglmann passed peacefully on June 28, 2020, at Faith Presbyterian Hospice in Dallas Texas at the age of 91.

She was born the daughter of William Guthrie and Gladys (Clewell) Guthrie on October 5, 1928, in Belle Plaine Kansas. On September 6, 1948, she and Herman G. Zoglmann were united in marriage at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Wellington. Herman died October 14, 2002, just after celebrating 54 years of marriage to Dorothy. She lived most of her life in Wellington, moving to Dallas, Texas after Herman’s death to be near family.

Dorothy was a wonderful mother and a successful small business owner. She founded and co-owned The Fashion clothing business located on Main in Wellington from 1967 to 1987 before retiring.

A devout Catholic, after retirement she volunteered at St. Luke’s Hospital as a Pink Lady, as well as volunteering at St. Anthony/St. Rose thrift shop. Dorothy will be remembered for giving of her time generously for both those in need and for her family and friends.

Sumner County Commissioners minutes: July 6 and July 7, 2020

Sumner Newscow report – The Sumner County Commissioners minutes for July 6 and July 7:

July 6, 2020 – 9 a.m.

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commission Room of the Sumner County Courthouse.  Those present were Chairman John Cooney, Commissioner Steve Warner, and Commissioner Jim Newell.  Also present were County Clerk Debra A. Norris and 80th House Representative Bill Rhiley.

County Financial Advisor Elliott Jackson worked with the Commission on the 2021 budget preparation.  County Treasurer Dannetta Cook and County Appraiser Cindy Magill were also present.  The discussion also included reduced revenue for the 2020 budget.

At 10:18 a.m., Commissioner Warner left the meeting.

Chad Whaley is Raber Ford’s newest car sales representative

Walmart to require customers to wear face coverings at all its stores starting Monday

Sumner Newscow report — According to an Associated Press report, Walmart will require customers to wear face coverings at all its stores, making it the largest retailer to introduce such a policy that has otherwise proven difficult to enforce without state and federal requirements.

The company said the policy will go into effect on Monday to allow time to inform stores and customers. The Bentonville, Arkansas-based company said that currently about 65 percent of its more than 5,000 stores and Sam’s Club are located in areas where there is already some form of government mandate on face coverings.

The retailer also said it will create the role of health ambassador at its Walmart stores and will station them near the entrance to remind customers without masks of its new requirements. These workers, who will be wearing black polo shirts, will receive special training to “help make the process as smooth as possible for customers.”

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

City to patrol for improper use of recreational equipment in residential area

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Recently, the City Code Official has noticed the improper use of recreational equipment in residential areas and will be patrolling for Code violations including this. Please refer to the Code of the City of Wellington regarding recreational equipment being utilized for living situations:

Sec. 40-709 of the Code of the City of Wellington reads as follows:

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