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Sumner County teams are sprinkled throughout latest football, tennis and volleyball polls.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The newest polls are out for high school football, girls tennis and volleyball, and several Sumner County teams are getting recognized by statewide observers. In football, More »

Things on the Culture Cow plate: Lil Dickey, documentaries, mockumentary, Emmys…

by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow – Happy Monday. If you listened to Lil Dickey’s debut album, Professional Rapper then you remember an excellent song called Pillow Talking feat. Brain.  Well, Brain is back with More »

Post your FREE Garage Sale ads for this weekend..

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the comment section More »

Wellington Police weekend report: Friday, Sept. 15 – Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Wellington Police weekend report for Friday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 More »

Sunday Blog II: Civility usually works better… Is soccer a good fit for Wellington?…

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sometimes I just get in a mood to rant. ——— The past Cowley College debate I am not about to dig up the overwrought, overindulged, More »

Sunday blog: When marketing goes really wrong

Commentary by Robert Escandon, Sumner Newscow – When you next make a mistake, it may be useful to recall that large organizations are just as capable of making mistakes, big mistakes too! HUGE! More »

Help wanted: Public Health Supervisor – Sumner County Health Department

HELP WANTED: Public Health Supervisor-Sumner County Health Department – Pay Level 11

Public Health Supervisor position open.  Must be licensed RN in the State of Kansas with 2 years of public health experience required.  Performs administrative, professional and technical work facilitating and safeguarding the public’s health.  Some overtime may be required.  Candidate must have valid Kansas Driver’s license and reliable transportation; pass drug screen and criminal background check.

Apply online at www.HRePartners.com  Applications close 09/28/2017.  For complete job description contact the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N Washington, Wellington, Kansas, 67152.  620-326-3395 EOE

Sumner County – Women for Kansas to hold Judd-Jenkins presentation Thursday

George Davis, 85, Wellington: Feb. 19, 1932 – Sept. 16, 2017

George Davis

George N. Davis, age 85, long time Wellington resident passed away September 16, 2017 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  Through the years he worked as a machinist for Machine Products and GEC.  He retired from GEC in 1994.

George N. Davis was born on February 19, 1932, in Kansas City, MO to George Nelson Davis, Sr. and Genieva (Trocosso) Davis.

George married Opal L. Crewse on October 18, 1952 in Clinton, Mo.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Jack and Marion Davis; one sister, Leona Hoover, and one granddaughter, Tina Clow.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Opal Davis of Wellington; three sons, Doyle Davis and Kenny Davis of Wellington, John Davis of Ohio; two daughters, Karen Metz and her husband C. B. of Oxford, KS and Irene Andrews and her husband Philip of Arkansas City, KS; 13 grandchildren; and 29 great grandchildren.  

Karen Imsdahl, 60, Wellington: May 2, 1957 – Sept. 17, 2017

Karen Imsdahl

Karen Nola (Witham) Imsdahl, of Wellington, died on Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Via Christi-St. Francis in Wichita at the age of 60.

Karen was born the daughter of Lawrence E. and Shirley (Watkins) Witham on Thursday, May 02, 1957 in Dover Foxcroft, Maine.

On December 20, 1999, Karen and William “Bill” Imsdahl were united in marriage in Wellington. Together they celebrated 17 years of marriage.

Karen was employed at Halibrand Engineering for over 10 years, where she and Bill met, and spent time in nearly all parts of the company. She then spent time in maintenance and custodial work at the local hospital and library. Her jobs allowed her to meet and make friends with many people. She will be dearly missed by them and her family.

Sumner County teams are sprinkled throughout latest football, tennis and volleyball polls.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The newest polls are out for high school football, girls tennis and volleyball, and several Sumner County teams are getting recognized by statewide observers.

In football, there are at least four statewide high school polls, which begs us to ask: Where’s your poll?

The Wellington football team is getting a little love for the first time in years after going 3-0. Wellington is currently ranked in “others” in the latest Topeka Capital Journal, the high school website Kpreps.com and the Wichita Eagle poll.

However, the Crusaders have yet to crack into the top 10 CatchitKansas poll (that’s intolerable).

Wellington opened up with three consecutive wins over Clearwater, El Dorado and Rose Hill and that has captured some statewide attention. Rest assured, if Wellington upsets Andale this Friday on its home field the Crusaders probably will be ranked in all four polls and maybe crack into in the top five.

Elsewhere…

Things on the Culture Cow plate: Lil Dickey, documentaries, mockumentary, Emmys…

by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow – Happy Monday. If you listened to Lil Dickeys debut album, Professional Rapper then you remember an excellent song called Pillow Talking feat. Brain.  Well, Brain is back with his very own EP called I’m Brain with heavy features from Lil D.  The EP follows Lil Dickey’s thought process as he’s ironically making an album, making the entire thing Meta as any Deadpool comic.  With Lil D’s (aka the independent variable/aka homicide/aka the time traveler’s wife/aka rap game Walter White) wit and trademark bars, The Brain is a must-listen this week.  Luckily for all of us, Dickey negotiates with Brain and gets the last song titled How Can U Sleep all to himself with a monstrous feature from The Game.

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Remember that war in the 70s the U.S. didn’t win?  Well Hollywood sure remembers and came out with two films this week analyzing it.  The first, Vietnam War: a Film by Ken Burns & Lynn Novick, premiered on PBS last night as the first installment in a series extending through Thursday, every night at 7 p.m.

I haven’t personally seen it, but the Cow himself says it’s definitely worth checking out.  The second film came from Netflix named First They Killed My Father.  It’s Angelina Jolie’s directorial debut and it is HEAVY. 

Post your FREE Garage Sale ads for this weekend..

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow— It is another 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 hunting!

Sumner Newscow Sports Calendar: Sept. 18 – Sept. 23

Sumner Newscow report — The following is the sports calendar for Wellington High School, Wellington Middle School and Sumner County Friday night football…

WELLINGTON HIGH SCHOOL

Monday, Sept. 18

9 a.m. Golf: Girls Varsity Invitational vs. Andover, Andover Central, Arkansas City, Augusta, Circle, Goddard, Maize South, Valley Center, Wichita-Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Wichita-Northwest, Winfield

3 p.m. Tennis: Girls JV Invitational vs. Circle, Derby, Eisenhower HS, Wellington

 @ WHS Tennis Courts
6 p.m. Football: Freshman Game vs. Rose Hill

Fr/So game

Tuesday September 19

Sumner County Sheriff office report: Sept. 11 to Sept. 18, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Sept. 11 to Sept. 18, 2017 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Choir Concert is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Sept. 18, 2017:

Monday

•Girls golf at Crestview Country Club, 9 a.m.

•JV tennis at Wellington, 3 p.m.

Tuesday

•Tennis at Wichita Collegiate, 3 p.m.

•Volleyball at Wellington, 5 p.m.

•Vocal concert at 5 p.m.

Wednesday

Wellington Police weekend report: Friday, Sept. 15 – Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Wellington Police weekend report for Friday, Sept. 15 to Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017

Wellington Fire/EMS Department weekly report: Sept. 11 – Sept. 17, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Sept. 11 to Sept. 17, 2017 is as follows:

Sunday Blog II: Civility usually works better… Is soccer a good fit for Wellington?…

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sometimes I just get in a mood to rant.

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The past Cowley College debate

I am not about to dig up the overwrought, overindulged, overrated, overanalyzed, over-the-top arguments about the developer’s agreement with the city of Wellington and Cowley College and I’m allowing no comments on the subject below. The subject matter is dead at least on this site.

Tracy “Cueball” McCue

The only reason I’m bringing it up isn’t because of the issue itself, but the dynamics surrounding the issue. If you remember more than a week ago, it took the Wellington City Council two meetings – one on Tuesday and the other on Thursday — to discuss the same issue. I was stricken by how incredibly different the two meetings were.

On Tuesday, it was a raucous WWE atmosphere where I have expected chairs getting thrown at any second. Council members were fighting with one another, council members were fighting with the crowd, the crowd was yelling back, and there were insults and barbs all over the place. Facebook for the next two day was in a frenzy.

Sunday blog: When marketing goes really wrong

Commentary by Robert Escandon, Sumner Newscow – When you next make a mistake, it may be useful to recall that large organizations are just as capable of making mistakes, big mistakes too! HUGE!

Robert Escandon

One of the all-time classics concerned the Hoover Company, makers of vacuum cleaners and other household machinery.  Such was their domination of the British market that the company name was even synonymous with the activity.  Even now, people will say “I’ll just ‘Hoover’ this rug.”  When foreign competition came knocking, Hoover found itself with warehouses full of their outdated vacuum cleaners that weren’t selling, so, they resorted to the traditional marketing ploy of offering benefits associated with the purchase of a vacuum cleaner.

Now, it was well known that the public take-up of promotional offers was very limited,  (often less than 1 or 2%) hence companies could afford to offer decent incentives knowing that few people would actually take up those incentives.  However, the general marketing opinion was that incentives would garner interest at the retail level effectively boosting advertising.

That was the wisdom of the day. The Board of Directors for Hoover U.K. were getting desperate to rid themselves of their growing vacuum cleaner inventory and Hoover U.S.A. were putting big pressure on them to regain market share.  The U.K. Board decided to offer a special inducement to customers and mounted a big advertising campaign, which was “Buy any Hoover vacuum cleaner and get a return flight to New York.”

It’s Moonlight Madness at Orscheln Farm and Home Sunday night

Oxford falls to Sedan 46-0 in home opener, now 1-2 for the season

Oxford defender upends Sedan player in Friday’s game (picture by Eric Rinehart).

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Oxford has had a couple of tough weeks.

Oxford fell to Sedan 46-0 in a game that ended in the third quarter. Sedan led 20-0 after the first quarter and 40-0 after two.

It would score a touchdown to start the second half and the game ended early thereafter.

Oxford’s offense battled a tenacious Sedan defense who in baseball terms ‘pitched a shutout.’ Cal Shimkus with the throw. 

The box score is as follows:

Caldwell keeps rolling with 56-6 victory over Central-Atlanta

Sumner Newscow report — Caldwell had little trouble disposing of Central Burden 56-6 Friday.

Going into the game, Central had given Argonia-Attica a tough game in the opener and gave Sedan a tough game. But it was clear from the start, Caldwell was going to win this one and win it significantly.

Corbin Rise would score six touchdowns including runs of 3, 1, 44, and 15 and passes of 57 and 65 yards to Jalen Risley. The Bluejays led 20-6 after one quarter, and 42-6 by the half.  

Conway Springs runs right through Douglass

Sumner Newscow report —Conway Springs rolled to its third straight overwhelming victory with a 54-0 shellacking of Douglass. This game was over at the half, like literally, the half.

Conway Springs scored 20 in the first quarter and scored another 34 in the second. There was no scoring in the third and fourth quarter. The Cardinals accumulated 575 yards of total offense with 535 rushing. Trenton Jones accumulated 242 yards offense.

The scoring statistics are as follows: Conway Springs – Box Score Report – 9_16_2017

Sumner Newscow Friday night scoreboard:

AV-CTL

Andale 48, Mulvane 20

Augusta 26, Circle 0

Buhler 41, Collegiate 21

El Dorado 25, Clearwater 21

Derby 60, Maize 28

McPherson 38, Winfield 14

Wellington 27, Rose Hill 13

Central Plains League

Chaparral 70, Belle Plaine 28

Cheney 47, Medicine Lodge 6

Conway Springs 54, Douglass 0

Other area teams

Argonia-Attica 54, Flinthills 8

Caldwell 56, Central-Burden 0

Caney Valley 47, Bluestem 0

Sedan 46, Oxford 0

South Barber 52, Burrton 0

Udall 62, South Haven 16

Crusaders roll to 27-13 victory over Rose Hill; improve to 3-0

Joe Ybarra rumbles for 119 yards, 107 of them in the second half.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There is an interesting stat in Wellington 27-13 victory over Rose Hill. In the first half Wellington had 43 yards rushing and two passes for 21 yards including an interception. By the end of the ball game, the Crusaders had 252 yards in total offense more than quadrupling its first half output.

And it ended the game in the victory formation. It was most certainly a tale of two halves.

The turning point in this game came with 10 seconds to play in the first half. Wellington, who had generated just two first downs and had punted five times, had just fumbled the ball on a punt reception, giving Rose Hill a chance to build on its 6-0 lead.

Then it happened. Rose Hill quarterback Nolan Ast rolled to his left and was looking downfield. He threw to the flat and defender Michael Ledbetter, who seemed to have come out of nowhere, grabbed it and took off 60 yards in the other direction for a touchdown.

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