Daily Archives: July 16, 2020

People need to go online for tag renewals, driver’s license renewals are by appointment only

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a press release from the Dannetta Cook, Sumner County Treasurer:


“With the recent outbreak of COVID-19 and the threat it poses to our county, our office is committed to keeping you and your family healthy — as well as protecting our staff. The Treasurer’s Office is closed to the public at this time. However, we are staffed to process mail and online transactions for tag renewals.

We encourage you to renew your tags online if possible. There are instructions on where to go online to accomplish the vehicle-renewal on the renewal form you received in the mail. All online & mailed renewals are processed in our office the same day they are received. If your insurance is not available in our system, you will be asked to contact your agent and ask that it be faxed. Please do not wait until the end of the month. We also have a dropbox located just inside the south courthouse door if you wish to drop off the payment and registration form we will process your renewal and send it to you. To Register, a vehicle go to Https://

Wellington’s Brenda Nelson is selling discarded Memorial Day arrangements to raise money for Avenue of Flags

Sumner Newscow report — Every Memorial Day weekend, the Prairie Lawn Cemetery is decorated with flowers from relatives recognizing loved ones who are no longer with us.

Wellington Avenue of Flags

But the problem is, not everyone comes back to pick up those flowers, and they get thrown away.

Wellington resident Brenda Nelson said she wants to do something about it. So she is collecting the flower arrangements and reselling them as a donation for the Wellington Avenue of Flags.

“After Memorial Day is over you have a few days to go to the cemetery and pick up your flowers/ decorations that will interfere with the mowing,” Nelson said. “If you do not they are picked up and put in a large dump truck and thrown away. I have always thought it was a terrible waste of all the beautiful flowers.”

Lacy Alan Simmons, 64, South Haven: May 16, 1956 – July 11, 2020

Lacy Alan Simmons

Lacy Alan Simmons, age 64, of South Haven, died Saturday, July 11, 2020, at the Sumner County District Hospital #1 in Caldwell.

Lacy was born on May 16, 1956, in El Dorado, KS to Kenneth Simmons and Ruby (Dodson) Simmons.

He moved to South Haven when he was in the seventh grade.  He ruled the football field during his high school years.  He met his wife, Susan while working at Welco in 1979.  They were married for 37 years and raised two children, Kim and Jake.

Lacy was a simple man who loved his family and friends dearly.  He was a devoted husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend.  He was usually quiet, but once you got him started, he could talk your ear off.

Donald DeVore, 92, Littleton: Feb 6, 1928 – July 5, 2020

Donald DeVore

Donald Clair DeVore, age 92, died peacefully in Littleton, Colo. on July 5, 2020.  Don was born at home in Wichita, KS on February 6, 1928 to Chester Clay and Stella Gregory DeVore.  Following graduation from high school in 1946, Don enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Guam at the tail end of WWII.  Upon discharge in 1948, Don enrolled in Wichita University (now Wichita State) on the GI bill, where he studied business and finance.

While a student in Wichita, Don met the love of his life, Lavona Marie Frieouf, on a blind date.  They married in November 1952 and moved to Casper, WY, where Don worked in the accounting office of Standard Oil Company.  Don and Lavona moved to Denver, CO in 1954, where he helped raise three children and worked as a securities analyst for several investment firms, including Financial Programs, Inc., Investment Management Sciences, and Founders Funds.  Don’s professional specialties were oil, energy and medical companies.  He enjoyed researching companies and collecting antique mining stock certificates, which he continued as a hobby into retirement.

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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