Daily Archives: September 9, 2020

Brice Marshall of Wellington faces 4 aggravated assault felony charges after Sunday morning firearm incident

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Brice Marshall, 47, of Wellington has been charged with four felony counts and a misdemeanor after a firearm discharge incident that occurred at the Jump Start in Wellington at 1:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

According to the complaint filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office this morning, Marshall is being charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, a level 7 felony. He is also being charged with discharging a firearm within the city limits.

Marshall is being accused of being upset with the noise associated with “a large number of people gathered at Jump Start which is near his house in Wellington at 1:30 a.m.” according to the complaint. He allegedly took his handgun and walked close to the Jump Start and discharged his handgun into the air.

Hatfield weekly status report: Sept. 9, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The following is the weekly report by Wellington Superintendent Adam Hatfield. Each Wednesday, Hatfield will be releasing a status report for this semester…


Adam Hatfield

Today will begin my regular Wednesday updates for USD 353. The school has officially started and I want to take a moment to thank our teachers, staff and administrators for all of their hard work in planning to get us to this point. It has been great seeing our students back in the classroom. I also want to thank our families for their patience and support as we navigate this new year and continue to adjust our plans as needed.

If you remember, USD 353 schools began school in the yellow phase for the first two weeks. The yellow phase is when all school buildings will operate at 50 percent capacity based on safety considerations, the layout of the school, and class and classroom size.

Students will be on an AM/PM hybrid schedule and attending school half days on ​Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays​.

One cold Doggie Dive this year …

Sumner Newscow report — The annual Wellington Humane Society Doggie Dive at the Aquatic Center was a little colder than usual Monday evening.

The annual fund-raising event officially marks the end of the Wellington swimming pool season. But this year’s pack of dogs was a bit smaller as temperatures plunged into the 50s with some rain. Nevertheless, the dogs still had a good time. 

Sumner Newscow sports scoreboard:

Varsity volleyball (Tuesday, Sept. 8): 

Rose Hill over Wellington: 25-23, 25-17
Collegiate over Wellington: 25-15, 25-16. (Season record: 3-4).

Cunningham over Caldwell: 25-11, 25-7.
Pretty Prairie over Caldwell: 25-9, 25-10. (Season record: 0-5).

Udall over Oxford 25-15, 25-21.

West Elk over South Haven 25-22, 25-13.

 JV volleyball:

Fire destoys travel trailer/flat-bed trailer at 204 N. Haslet in Wellington

Fire destroys travel trailer (click to enlarge).

Sumner Newscow report — A travel trailer and a flat-bed trailer owned by Bill Mitchell was destroyed by fire on Sept. 6 at 204 N. Haslet in Wellington.

The Wellington Fire Department estimate that there was a loss of $2,000. Eight firefighters were on the scene. Mutual aid was provided by Mayfield and Oxford. 

Upcoming online auctions at Theurer Auction/Realty

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Wellington’s Jakob Lira named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Jakob Lira

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Big Cheese Pizza is back! And boy have we missed it. This week’s Big Cheese Athlete of the Week goes to Jakob Lira, 155-pound sophomore for the Wellington football team.

Lira was all over the place in the second half, making key tackles especially on kickoff returns, as Wellington overcame a 17-0 deficit to take Clearwater into overtime. He then caught a 2-point conversion pass late in the fourth quarter that tied the game at 29-all. Wellington would eventually lose to Clearwater. Lira was one of several sophomores who contributed significantly Friday night.

For his effort, Lira is the recipient of a free large Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington in Wellington.

Boy, it’s good to have sports back.

Sumner County Commissioner Meeting Minutes: August 31 – Sept. 1, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — County Commissioner minute meeting report for August 31 and Sept. 1, 2020:

August 31, 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 24 and 25.

At 9:03 a.m., upon unanimous vote, the Commission entered into executive session for five minutes to discuss non-elected personnel.  At 9:08 a.m., the Commission reconvened in open session.  Chairman Cooney advised no binding action was taken as a result of the executive session.

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, September 8, 2020

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