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Daily Archives: July 17, 2020

Liquor Locker – It is more than just liquor

Liquor Locker, located at 1007 W 8th, Wellington, has recently undergone some big changes.  Our retail area has been expanded allowing us to offer more brands and new products and promotions.

Starting Wednesday, July 22, we will be offering WINEY WEDNESDAYS.  All in-stock wine will be 20% off our regular low prices.

A selection of craft beers in addition to the most popular brands is always-in-stock. 

Need mixers to go with your purchases?  Liquor Locker has mixers available;  one-stop shopping.

City of Caldwell has passed a mask mandate

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a press release by the City of Caldwell administrator Casie Risley concerning a new ordinance that goes into effect on Wednesday, July 22:

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“Caldwell City Commission passed an Ordinance requiring that every person, with the ability to wear a mask, do so while out in public. This comes following the advice of Kansas Secretary of Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Dr. Lee Norman and Sumner County Health Officer, Laura Rettig’s advice requiring masks to be worn in public as a means to help control the spread of the Coronavirus. In doing so, it is our deepest hope that our local hospital and clinic are not inundated with virus patients. With Caldwell having the only hospital in Sumner County and Wichita hospitals approaching capacity, this is a very real concern. 

Sumner County COVID-19 cases spike to 58

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Sumner Newscow report — Sumner County has now reached 58 positive cases according to Kansas Department of Health and Environment according to figures released today. The map was updated on Friday at 12:30 p.m.

Sumner County was at 13 on July 1. That figure jumped to 23 on July 6, 32 last Friday and 48 this Monday.  Because it takes two weeks for COVID-19 cases to show up, these results are probably a result of the Fourth of July weekend activity.

For more information, data and the interactive map, click here.

Reminder: Bag trash with containers over 45-gallons

This is a 45-gallon trash container at Wal-Mart. Plan accordingly.

Sumner Newscow report — As a reminder, the Wellington City Council recently passed an amendment to refuse collection procedures in residential areas.  Beginning July 1, it is required that all trash is bagged if placed inside containers that are larger than 45 gallons (with the exception of those that were previously purchased from the City of Wellington).

The City is not asking or requiring anyone to purchase a new container because of this amendment, simply place your trash in bags if you have a large container.

Loose trash placed in large containers will no longer be collected.

Shirley Hensley to retire from Wellington Public Library

Shirley Hensley is retiring at Wellington Public Library.

by Amber Countryman, Sumner Newscow — Shirley Hensley began a career in the library science field as a part-time library assistant at the Oxford Public Library on Sept. 11, 2001, the day the World Trade Center in New York City was bombed by terrorists.

“It was my first day, and I was supposed to be trained, and the library director wasn’t there,” Hensley said. “I didn’t know what was going on at first.”

Coincidentally, the library director’s daughter was living in New York City, she was frantic, trying to contact her, and phone lines were down.  Later, she was able to contact her, and fortunately, she was safe.

In 2006, Hensley began working as a library assistant at the Wellington Public Library. Shortly following this, she discovered that she had breast cancer, so took a few years off. In 2009, she began working full time again for the library.

Cowley College is requiring face coverings for people on campus

Sumner Newscow report — In an effort to advance a culture of wellness while mitigating the spread of COVID-19 on a Cowley College campus or location, all students, staff, faculty, and campus guests will be required to wear face coverings while on College property effective July 20, 2020.

Face coverings may be in the form of masks, scarfs, face-shields, etc. so the spread of infectious disease is mitigated. The effectiveness of face coverings is furthered by maintaining social distancing and practicing good hygiene.

College employees will not need to wear a face-covering in their typical work area while not directly interacting with the public in face-to-face exchanges.

Individuals who have medically documented reasons for not being able to wear face-covering options will need to have the documentation on file with the College’s Office of Academic Affairs or Human Resources.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, July 16, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, July 16, 2020

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