Daily Archives: July 29, 2020

South Haven Fair Association cancels South Haven Fair for 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The following is from Kalli Nicholson, President of the South Haven Fair Association.


“It is with deep regret the South Haven Fair Association unanimously voted to CANCEL the 2020 South Haven Fair. This decision was not lightly made and we are devastated that our community will not get to enjoy the fair. Thank you for all the support over the years we will be back next year in full force!”

Paid advertisement: Jason Boyd for Sheriff


1) How has the Sheriffs Department budget gone from 1.3 million to 4.1 million in 8 years when the population has only gone down?

2) Why does the Undersheriff live in Andover, Ks? And why is He, along with six other ranked positions with ‘unmarked’ county vehicles being allowed to commute in those vehicles out of their jurisdiction daily?

3) How has the Sheriff’s Dept. went from 24 total vehicles to 55+ in 8 years?

4) Why does nearly half of our patrol force not live in Sumner county?  Since the beginning of time in Sumner County, it has been required to live here to work here. Why has this loss of local jobs not been discussed?

This is real. This is happening in OUR Sheriffs department. 

While I have many reasons for running, these concerns top the list.

Thank you,

Jason Boyd

Paid for by “Boyd for Sheriff” committee.

“Putting public service back together”


Family Tree Resoure Center plans on Back-to-School supply drive, clothing store

Travis and Amanda Feiock and family.

by Amber Countryman, Sumner Newscow — Travis and Amanda Feiock believe that promoting life goes beyond assisting pregnant women.

“It means supporting healthy families and family development,” Feiock said.

Currently, Family Tree Resource Center, Inc. is based out of the Feiocks home, but they are hoping to have an office by the end of the year. As they are funded solely through donations, they are seeking sponsors.

“Like trees, families need nurturing to survive, the more they are cared for, the healthier they are,” Feiock said.

Sumner Newscow straw polls: Sheriff and District 2 Commissioners

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is our pre-election straw polls for local races. These polls are completely unscientific. We will be having two local elections this next Tuesday: The Sumner County Sheriff’s race and the County Commissioners District 2. If you do not reside in the county or in the case of the county commissioners District 2 race don’t reside in that particular district, please refrain from voting.



Who will you be voting for in this Tuesday's primary for Sumner County Sheriff?

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People can enroll at Cowley College from the comfort of own home

Sumner Newscow report — With the fall semester slated to begin August 18, Cowley College is offering students a chance to enroll from the comfort of home. Students can call 620-441-5232 to make an appointment to virtually enroll on Saturday, August 1 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Walk-ins will also be accepted at Cowley College’s main campus in Arkansas City and at its Wichita Downtown Center.

Students that call to make an appointment will be given a Zoom meeting ID number. Individuals that take part in Saturday’s virtual enrollment will be entered into a drawing for a Cowley prize.

Other upcoming events at Cowley College include the Dorm Storm Move-in Days August 15 (Central, Kirke Dale, Storbeck) and August 16 (Docking, Kimmell, The Lodge), from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Help wanted: Homemaker (full time or part time) for Health Department

Help wanted: Homemaker (full time or part time) – Health Dept

Pay range $7.45– $14.83

Full-time or Part-time homemaker position available at the Sumner County Health Department with in-home services. Position involves assisting frail, elderly and physically disabled in the home with housekeeping and personal care services under various service programs. CNA certification preferred.  Training for CNA/CHHA certification available after 6 months.   Candidate must have valid KS Driver’s License and reliable transportation; and must pass drug screen; physical and criminal background check.

Apply online at  Applications close 08/05/2020 or until filled.  If any questions or for a paper application, contact the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington, Rm 101, Wellington Ks 67152, ph 620-326-3395.  Job description available. EOE

Paid advertisement: Lt. Jessie Cornwell supports Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers

Darren Chambers

The following is a paid political statement by Sumner County Sheriff Office Lieutenant Jessie Cornwell:

“Now that we’ve heard from the ex-employees about the Sheriff election, I would like the public to hear from a current employee.  I’ve been with the Sheriff’s Office for seven years now.  I have seen the good and the bad that comes with working in law enforcement.  America is entering a time where there is so much hate and division towards one group of people to the next.  Law enforcement is an ever-changing profession, but we are getting better every day.  It’s important to have a leader at the helm of a law enforcement agency that has both the knowledge and experience to lead it through these trying times.

Sheriff Darren Chambers has both knowledge and experience.  He has been certified at both the Kansas Law Enforcement Training Center and Sedgwick County Law Enforcement Center.  He has been a cop for more than 36 years, and a supervisor for over 25 years.  He has extensive experience in working Exploited and Missing Children while he was with the Wichita Police Department. He’s taught domestic violence scenarios at KLETC for many years. Think about this for a moment, Darren was selected by the Kansas Sheriff Association to mentor other newly elected sheriffs what their obligations to the public and their employees.  Not only does Darren have the knowledge, but he also imparts it on the others.  When children are abused or your family gets attacked, who do you want to investigate that?  A man with knowledge and experience to lead such investigations, or a candidate that has not even been to the Academy.      

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

RCB Bank offers farm and range management

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