Daily Archives: September 1, 2020

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The what-is-stressing-you-out-the-most question







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Wellington’s Paul Ybarra gets nationally recognized by a young man who interviews World War II vets full time

Wellington’s Paul Ybarra was interviewed by Rishi Sharma on Monday.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Paul Ybarra of Wellington, 95-years-young, stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-Day in 1944 and lived to tell his story.  Now his story is being told nationally.

Rishi Sharma is a one-man industry, who has made a personal mission to interview as many World War II vets as long as possible. His mission is called: “Heroes of the Second World War,” and he was in Wellington yesterday to do a two-hour-plus interview with Ybarra.

Sharma, now 22, has interviewed at least 1,100 World War II veterans for the past four years. His goal according to his website (click here“is to interview two-to-three World War II veterans every single day until the last one passes away.”

Time is running short. No one has the exact statistic, but the National World War II Museum in New Orleans estimates fewer than 1,000 D-Day veterans are believed to be alive. Overall, only 500,000 of the more than 16 million Americans who served during World War II are still living. There are an estimated 400 WWII veterans who die every day.

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City of Wellington: Landfill, recycling center and compost site will be closed on Monday

Sumner Newscow report — Due to the observance of Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7, the Wellington City Landfill, Recycling Center and Compost Site will be closed. The Monday refuse collection routes for that week will be picked up on Tuesday.


The City of Wellington offices will be closed on Monday. 

Sumner County Commissioner Minutes: August 24 – August 25, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The following are Sumner County Commissioner minutes for August 24 and August 25:

August 24, 2020 – 9 a.m.

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commission Room of the Sumner County Courthouse.  Those present were Chairman John Cooney, Commissioner Steve Warner, and Commissioner Jim Newell.  Also present were County Clerk Debra A. Norris and 80th House Representative Bill Rhiley.

The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved the minutes of August 17 and 18.

Sumner Mental Health Chief Executive Officer Rick Gaskill provided the Commission with departmental updates.

County Counselor Jack Potucek provided general reviews and updates.

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 31, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Monday, August 31, 2020

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