Daily Archives: July 31, 2020

Friday night Sumner County COVID-19 case count, July 31…

Sumner Newscow report — Latest Sumner County COVID-19 Case count:


Sumner County has confirmed 94 positive cases: 72 recovered, 2 death, 1 unconfirmed death, and 19 active.

KDHE FIGURES (Friday, July 31): 97 in Sumner County.

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Floyd Edward Mowbray, 78, South Haven: Oct. 23, 1941 – July 30, 2020

Floyd Mowbray

Floyd Edward Mowbray, 78, of South Haven, died peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at his home.   

Graveside Military Funeral Services will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in South Haven, KS at 10 a.m. on Monday, August 3, 2020.  A visitation and viewing service will be held on Sunday, August 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Shelley Family Funeral Home in Arkansas City.  

A memorial has been established in Floyd’s name with the VFW Post 1254 of Arkansas City and the Music Department, South Haven USD 509.  Contributions can be made through Shelley Family Funeral Home. Online Condolences at   

Robert ‘Bob’ Eugene Dickson, 92, Wellington: Dec. 27, 1927 – July 29, 2020

Robert Dickson

Robert “Bob” Eugene Dickson, age 92, died Wednesday, July 29, 2020, at his home in Wellington, KS.  Bob worked for the Santa Fe Railroad for 25 years and also as Chief Engineer for St. Lukes Hospital for 25 years.

Bob was born on December 27, 1927, in rural Anson, KS to Jess Albert Dickson and Edna Lucile (Fado) Dickson.  He served in the United States Navy from April of 1946 to January of 1948.

Bob married Wanda G. Kimple on March 17, 1950, at the Methodist Church Parsonage in Wellington.  She preceded him in death in August of 2006.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and woodworking.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Wellington American Legion Post #90, Wellington V.F.W. Post #881 and the Wellington Masonic Lodge #150 A.F.&A.M.

Wellington Family Aquatic Center to stay open through Aug. 9, then starts weekends

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Family Aquatic Center will continue to be open every day from 1 to 7 p.m. through August 9.

WFC will be closed Mondays through Thursdays starting August 10 and will reopen Fridays through Sundays from 1 until 5 p.m. starting August 14 and going through September 6.

The annual Doggie Dive to benefit the Wellington Humane Society will be held on Tuesday, September 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. 

CultureCow: Folklore is beautiful, but nobody tell Joe Alwyn

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Friday. Taylor Swift emerged from her lavishly decorated cave last week to drop a surprise album Folklore on us without provocation and we were not ready.  Unlike previous iterations of Swift album releases, there was no lead single dropped months in advance that we all had to tolerate until the album came out.

There was no secret code hidden in an elaborate web of Instagram posts.  Instead, she just decided to come out of the blue and bestow us with one of the best works of her career (top three easily).  Folklore is the type of album I was expecting in 2017 when I wrote my review of Reputation (Swift’s best album) and listened to the final track New Year’s Day

Wellington school board prepares for the weirdest school year ever

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington school board met Monday for a social distancing special meeting preparing for what will probably be the most strange school year ever.

As mentioned before, the board voted 6-0 to implement a reopening plan. But the group will hold a work session on August 10 to fine-tune the plan that provides in-person and 100 percent virtual options. See the summary of the plan here.

Also, the board approved moving the start date of school to Sept. 8 taking the recommendation of the local health officials. Wellington Superintendent Adam Hatfield said health officials advised him that the delayed start would allow enough time for some of the current local incubation periods to pass.

“This means that starting after Labor Day provides less of a chance that the start of school would be directly connected to a trend upwards in Wellington cases,” Hatfield said.

In other school board news… 

Sumner Mental Health Center continues to provide services

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Sumner Newscow report – The following is a press release from the Sumner Mental Health Center…


“We understand that this is a time of anxiety and uncertainty, and we are here for the residents of Sumner County.  Sumner Mental Health Center has been and continues to be open for all services with safety and screening precautions in place to protect our consumers.

As of this date, any person who calls to schedule an intake appointment will be offered the option of either a tele-health or an in-person appointment.  If you want to schedule an intake to begin services as a new consumer please call 620-326-7448, Ext 251 for information. 

Keep learning at Cowley College this fall

Regent this week: Emporer’s New Groove matinees, Harry Potter weekend feature!

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Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, July 30, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, July 30, 2020

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