Daily Archives: August 6, 2020

$1 million project to replace U.S. 81 bridge in Sumner County is ongoing

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Sumner Newscow report — A U.S. 81 bridge in Sumner County will be replaced during a $1 million project that began in July. Currently, the contractor, Pearson Construction of Wichita, is building a temporary road. Within a few weeks, the road workers hope to move traffic to that temporary road and begin demolition of the current bridge.

The bridge being replaced, over Ninnescah River drainage, is on U.S. 81 a little over three miles north of the K-55 junction.

During the work, traffic will be diverted onto the temporary pavement at the construction site. Motorists should be prepared to slow down when approaching the work zone.

Ghostbusters, Despicable Me, Fast Times at Ridgemont High showing at Wellington Regent

Sherry’s Army Neighborhood Cleanup announces new plan to cleanup Wellington

Sumner Newscow report — Sherry’s Army Neighborhood Cleanup is excited to announce our new plan to help the Wellington community. For many years the group has focused on canvassing neighborhoods, once a month, and ‘cleaning up’ by collecting trash set at the curbs.

“To better help our neighbors we are starting a more focused approach,” said Sherry Wiley, organizer of the event.  Beginning in August, we will operate on a referral basis only. Our goal is to better focus our time, skills and energy to make a bigger impact in our community. The No. 1 goal is to make Wellington a more beautiful town.”

Here’s how to volunteer for Sherry’s Army:

* Perform yard work (mow, edge, trim bushes/trees, haul compost, and plant flowers).

* Remove rubbish and debris from yards.

Council members briefed on the water issues from last week

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Many people in Wellington were without water, or had a low volume of water, over the weekend due to a water line break. Stores like Wellington Walmart and McDonald’s Restaurant were closed for a while.

Wellington City crews had the situation in hand by Monday. Assistant City Manager for Utilities Jason Newberry gave the city council a rundown on the problem and how it was addressed at its meeting Tuesday.

The city was working on a water quality issue and was cleaning the water towers when the leak was discovered. The lead was found under one of the water towers where the mainline was broken. The water was rerouted to the second main water line.  That created some bottlenecks and some water pressure issues.

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Wellington High School football camp to start Monday, Aug. 10

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington High School Football Camp will be held Monday, Aug. 10 to Thursday August 13, from 4 to 7 p.m. and on Friday, Aug. 14 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Wellington practice fields.

On Saturday Aug 15, from 9 to 11 a.m. there will be a conditioning test at the WHS practice fields.

Please bring your own water and mask.

City taking applications for Wellington Housing Authority board

Sumner Newscow report — The application period for the vacancy on the Housing Authority Board has been opened for a 15-day period to 5:00 p.m. on August 20, 2020.  The appointment will begin immediately with the term expiring on April 30, 2021.

Resolution No. 5457, adopted September 6, 2011, requires the following regarding appointment of a Wheat Capital Manor resident as a member of the Housing Authority.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, August 5, 2020

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