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Wellington/Sumner County Drug Task Force arrests five

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington/Sumner County Drug Task Force consisting of officers from the Wellington Police Department and Sumner County Sheriff’s Office have completed a series of narcotic investigations. These More »

Collin Raye coming to Wellington

Country music star Collin Raye to perform at Wellington’s Memorial Auditorium May 17

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Collin Raye, a country music singer who had a string of chart-topping hits between 1991 through 2007, will be performing at Wellington’s Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, More »

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Wellington valedictorians, top 10 announced

Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Holly Wright named Valedictorians at WHS

    Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School administration is proud to announce the Valedictorians and top 10 percent of the 2013-14 senior class. “It is my pleasure to More »

WHS track record hits

Wellington High School track records are falling! But many old records still stand (see list below)

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington High School has had a long and rich track tradition. But one can most certainly argue, Wellington has had a recent surge of success at More »

Wellington/Sumner County Drug Task Force arrests five

Sumner drug arrests

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington/Sumner County Drug Task Force consisting of officers from the Wellington Police Department and Sumner County Sheriff’s Office have completed a series of narcotic investigations.

These investigations have been ongoing since June 2013. Through the course of these investigations the following individuals have been arrested for various drug offenses:

Wellington Community Theater holding tryouts for “Murder At the Midnight Hour”

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Play producers at the Wellington Community Theater are holding auditions for “Murder At The Midnight Hour” – an interactive murder mystery and dinner theater to be produced in June. The tryouts will be Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the old junior high at 311 North A Street.

•Auditioning for cast member and servers;

•Adults age 17 and older may addition;

•Be ready to show off your improv skills.

Country music star Collin Raye to perform at Wellington’s Memorial Auditorium May 17

Collin Raye coming to Wellington

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Collin Raye, a country music singer who had a string of chart-topping hits between 1991 through 2007, will be performing at Wellington’s Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

Mark Bowling of Derby will be the opening act at 6:30 p.m. that will include his hit song ‘Fly Again.’

The show is being co-sponsored through KWLS 107.9 FM, the city of Wellington, Wellington Recreation Commission and Impact Bank in Wellington.

Tickets for this event are available through the WRC at 202 S. Jefferson in Wellington, or on the websites: www.kwlsradio.com, www.wellingtonrec.com. Ticket prices are $20 general admission, $40 premiere seating night of the show. If purchased by advanced with a half off coupon it will be $10 general admission, $20 for premier seating.

Help wanted: City of Wellington looking for a Sanitation Collector

The City of Wellington is currently taking applications for the position of Sanitation Collector involving refuse collection and requiring manual labor in all weather conditions.  High School graduate or GED.  Salary range is $9.53 to $13.82 DOQ.  Please apply on-line at www.HRePartners.com or to the City Clerk, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152 by 5 p.m., April 30, EOE, Drug-free workplace.

Wellington-Andale baseball, softball games made up today; Wellington track athletes go to Belle Plaine; tennis team places 4th in Collegiate

Sports todaySumner Newscow results — The Wellington-Andale baseball and softball games at Andale have been rescheduled for today. The girls will play at 5 p.m. tonight while the boys start at 4 p.m. In other news, the Wellington track team participated in the Belle Plaine Track Invitational on Tuesday.

The Wellington boys took fourth while the girls finished second.

The WHS track athletes who placed:

Boys: 

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, April 15, 2014:

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Phil White moves home to join KLEY-KWME-KKLE

Phil White

Phil White

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — A familiar voice has returned to the airwaves in Sumner and Cowley Counties.

Wellington native Phil White has joined KLEY and KWME Radio in Wellington and KKLE Radio in Winfield as program and news director. He takes over the role left open when longtime operations manager Travis Turner passed away in February.

White is excited to return to the stations where his broadcast journalism career began 13 years ago.

“I’ve had the chance to work with great people at great Kansas radio and television stations,” White said. “Every door to each of those opportunities was opened by the lessons I learned here after Travis gave me my first job when I was just 16. I hope taking this job lets me provide other young people that same opportunity.”

Tina Sue Mannon, 46, Burden: July 13, 1967 – April 11, 2014

Tina Mannon

Tina Mannon

Tina Sue Mannon, of Burden, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita at the age of 46.

Tina was born the daughter of Lee Roy and Charlene (Millen) Mannon on Thursday, July 13, 1967 in Winfield.

Tina has worked for many years in Winfield. She first worked at the State Hospital and later transferred to the Kansas Veterans Home.

Survivors include her two daughters: Shannon Mannon and Caitlin Mannon of Burden, mother, Charlene Mannon of Burden, two sisters: Michele Mannon of Burden and Christie Weber and her husband Leonard of Burden along with several nephews and a niece. Tina was especially fond of her great-nieces and nephews and enjoyed anytime she spent with them.

Gracie Defore, Ben DeJarnett, Holly Wright named Valedictorians at WHS

Wellington valedictorians, top 10 announced
Ben DeJarnett

Ben DeJarnett

 

Gracie Defore

Gracie Defore

 

Holly Wright

Holly Wright

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School administration is proud to announce the Valedictorians and top 10 percent of the 2013-14 senior class.

“It is my pleasure to name Gracie Dawn Defore; Ben Tyler DeJarnett and Holly Mae Wright as the Valedictorians,” said Dale Adams, Wellington High School principal.

The remaining top 10 percent of the senior class are: 

Wellington High School track records are falling! But many old records still stand (see list below)

WHS track record hits

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington High School has had a long and rich track tradition. But one can most certainly argue, Wellington has had a recent surge of success at the track facility.

The 2014 WHS track season has just begun and already in two meets two school records have fallen. Colin Reichenberger, a WHS junior, broke the 300-meter hurdles record with a 40.49 time, inching out Jim Wetta’s 1984 40.5 time held since 1984.

The girls 4×800 meter relay team also broke a record at the first meet in Clearwater. Catie Williams, Leah Nelson, Dietra Sober and Jaedyn Ledesma ran the race at 10:45.82 time, breaking the 11.9 record that was set in 2000.

But longtime Wellington Track Coach Charles Wallace said that a couple of other records could fall this year.

Cooper Norris gets his check!

Cooper Norris wins check

 

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two-year-old Cooper Norris picked up his winnings after winning the Sumner Newscow- Pig Shack Barbecue “Cow and Pig” Bracket contest. His selection of Kentucky as the National Champion helped him win the big money over 90 other entrants.

Cooper is the son of Tim and Heather Norris. He picked up his $200 check on Friday. Shane Carroll, owner of the Pit Shack, is at left with his dad, Tim, holding him.

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, April 14, 2014

Wellington Police notes: Monday, April 14, 2014: 

The Blood moon over Wellington…

Blood moon over Wellington 4-15-14

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Those Sumner County residents who were wanted to brave the 32 degree night at 2 a.m. this morning were treated to a spectacular show – this one free of charge.

In the south sky, there was a total lunar eclipse and the moon turned into a coppery red ball. The skies were perfect for such viewing in Sumner County this morning.

The first faint traces of the Earth’s shadow began to fall across the moon’s surface at 1:20 a.m. The total eclipse — when the entire moon was bathed in Earth’s shadow started at 2:07 a.m. and lasted until 3:25 a.m.

Ed Krupp, director of the Griffith Observatory told CNN that this is one of four lunar eclipses this year. North Americas will see a blood moon a total of four times Tuesday and October 8 this year, and April 4 and September 28 next year.

Jeff Swindler is convicted by Sumner County jury for rape after first trial conviction was overturned

Sumner Court docket convictions
Jeff Swinder

Jeff Swinder

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For a second time, a Sumner County jury has found Jeff Swinder, born in 1986, of Wichita guilty of raping an 11-year-old girl for an incident which occurred in 2008.

Swindler will now await sentencing from a Sumner County District judge after a jury on April 9, 2014 found him guilty of rape — an off-grid felony in which the accused was 18 years or older and the victim was under 14.

He was previously convicted of rape on March 10, 2010 by another Sumner County jury. After that trial, a Sumner County judge sentenced him to a life sentence without possibility of parole for at least 25 years on April 9, 2010. However, a Kansas State appellant’s court reversed that decision when it declared that a video tape made in Dec. 10, 2010 that was shown to the jury in the first trial, should have been declared inadmissible.

Therefore, the appellant court, deemed that Swindler was eligible for a retrial excluding a video tape of an interrogation by KBI agent Ricky Attebury and Sumner County Sheriff Deputy Jeff Hawkins in which Swindler confessed to the crime.

Post your FREE garage sale ads here!

Garage sale templete use this one

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is a garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the “comment” section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.

Happy bargain selling and hunting!

SRMC Auxiliary “Pink Ladies” celebrates National Volunteer Week

Pink Ladies of Sumner Regional Medical Center.

Pink Ladies of Sumner Regional Medical Center.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Celebrating National Volunteer Week with SRMC’s Auxiliary Volunteers. Pictured are those meeting landmark hours of service.

Carol Pfalzgraf: 2500 hours; Jerry Reed: 3500 hours; Yvonne Hill: 1000 hours; Dollye More: 1000 hours; Ruth Cooper: 1500 hours; Alice Fox: 1500 hours; Beverle Knoeppel: 1000 hours; Nancy McNett Auxiliary President (Not Pictured: Rita Rutledge with 300 hours and Karen Ramey with 3000 hours).

For the year 2013, all Pink Ladies worked 4, 232.5 hours and 219,730.5 since 1971.

Sumner County Sheriff’s Weekly Bookings: April 7 to April 14, 2014

Colin Reichenberger breaks 300-meter hurdles school record at K.T. Woodman

Colin Reichenberger

Colin Reichenberger

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Colin Reichenberger, a junior, broke the Wellington High School 300-meter hurdles at the K.T. Woodman at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium Friday.

Reichenberger ran the 300 with a 40.49 time. The previous record was set by Jim Wetta, who ran it in 40.5 in 1984. What was unique about this record is Reichenberger had not run this race before this year.

The K.T. Woodman is a Shocker Pre-State Challenge, and it is used by many participants to get a feel of the state track meet ahead in late May. Class 1 to 3A track athletes are grouped together and Class 4 to 6A are grouped together. The track meet is also unique because in certain events the top eight participates compete in the “ELITE” while others compete in the open.

Wellington Police notes: Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Friday, April 11 to Sunday, April 13, 2014:

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