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Kansas City Royals fan story

The Royals, the World Series, the Wellington fans, the memories…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tonight when the Kansas City Royals walk out onto the field to play their first World Series game of the 21st Century, it will signify a More »

Approaching the end of regular seaosn

Wellington volleyball travels to Buhler tonight; set for sub-state here Saturday

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Crusader volleyball team will complete its most successful regular season in its history when it travels to Buhler to play in a double dual More »

An eventful year Roy Eckert

A lot has happened with Roy Eckert, Wellington leading city manager candidate, in 2014

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Google the words “Roy Eckert” and you will find Wellington’s leading city manager candidate has had an eventful year. The Wellington City Council will vote Tuesday More »

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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” More »

Bittersweet ending state tournament

Wellington girls complete tennis season with 3 state medalists and 8th place team finish

By Brian Aufdengarten, Wellington head girls tennis coach — It was a bittersweet ending to the tennis season, We sent both of our varsity seniors out making the Class 4A State Tennis More »

The Royals, the World Series, the Wellington fans, the memories…

Kansas City Royals fan story

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tonight when the Kansas City Royals walk out onto the field to play their first World Series game of the 21st Century, it will signify a lot of things – redemption, vindication, passion, talent  - name your favorite noun.

But above all else, it will be about long suffering Royals fans who have endured 29 years of bad baseball and are now enjoying the fruits of their labor.

The Kansas City Royals are playing in the World Series tonight. Are we really witnessing this reality? Did the world somehow skew us into an alternative universe where the last three weeks never happened?

When Sumner Newscow asked for a story by long suffering Sumner County fans, we didn’t realize the level of devotion out there.

Wellington fan bus being proposed for trip out to Ulysses

Crusader head logo smallerSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Wellington resident Lori Phelps said she is looking at getting a Village Tours bus to go to the football game in Ulysses on Friday, Oct. 31. Phelps hopes to reserve a deluxe chartered bus to the football game in Ulysses if we can fill all 54 seats at $40 per seat.

If you are interested, please bring $40 cash per person to me or Rick at the high school by this Friday, October 24th at 3 p.m.  Wellington does not have school on Friday so if you need to pay Friday, please contact Phelps at home at 326-2472 or send an email at lphelps@usd353.com.

Wellington volleyball travels to Buhler tonight; set for sub-state here Saturday

Approaching the end of regular seaosn

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Crusader volleyball team will complete its most successful regular season in its history when it travels to Buhler to play in a double dual with the host and Andale.

The Crusaders will then set their sites for the sub-state tournament to be held Saturday in Wellington. Activities Director Brian Buchanan said it may be the first time Wellington has ever host a sub-state in volleyball.

“This is huge,” said first year Wellington varsity volleyball head coach Alison Widen. “We always play so well when we have a large and loud home crowd. Our girls don’t play nearly as well when things are quiet.”

WHS bulletin: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014:

Tuesday

•Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4:10-7:30 p.m.

•Volleyball at Buhler 5 p.m.

Wednesday

Wellington Public Library to host “Where Immigration hits historical highway” Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Wellington – The Wellington Public Library will host “Where Immigration Hits the Historical Highway,” a presentation and discussion by Antonio Delgado on October 21, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Room at 121 West Seventh St. in Wellington.  Members of the community are invited to attend this free program. Contact the Wellington Public Library at (620) 326-2011 for more information. The program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

Immigration is a dynamic experience that impacts the individual, family, community, and country. With a focus on Mexican immigration to the United States, this presentation will look at the experiences of 19th- and 20th-century immigrants and their personal and familial experiences, including the clash of cultures that sometimes occur and the changes in policy over the years.

Antonio Delgado is a historian and expert on U.S. immigration policy. He has taught classes on immigration, Latin American studies, and urban policy at the University of Illinois in Chicago and served in the Chicago mayor’s office on community planning issues. Delgado gave a presentation last spring about Boxcar Communities around the Midwest.

A lot has happened with Roy Eckert, Wellington leading city manager candidate, in 2014

An eventful year Roy Eckert

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Google the words “Roy Eckert” and you will find Wellington’s leading city manager candidate has had an eventful year.

The Wellington City Council will vote Tuesday on a resolution to hire Eckert, a former county manager at Montrose, Colo., as Wellington’s new city manager to replace Gus Collins, who resigned in May.

If the city adopts the resolution, it would authorize Mayor Roger Stallbaumer to sign the agreement for the city. If Eckert signs, he will enter into a city manager’s agreement commencing on Nov. 10, 2014 and terminating on Dec. 31, 2016 (see specific terms here). He will be paid an annual salary of $100,000 on a bi-weekly salary of $3,846 over the year plus other benefits.

The council interviewed three candidates that were chosen amongst 53 applicants in the five month city manager search process. Eckert, in turn, has also been looking at other city manager positions in at least two communities, both in Oregon. Eckert has also been named in a lawsuit by a former employee for the county of Montrose. Also, more details about his resignation as county manager in Montrose has come to light based on the area’s media sources.

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His time at Montrose

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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.

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Oct. 17 – Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014: 

Donnis Slusser Crain to present ‘Footprints to Land Records’ at Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society

Donnis Slusser Crane

Donnis Slusser Crane

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, October 27, Donnis Slusser Crane, author, genealogist, and professional storyteller, will present the program “Footprints to Land Records” to the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet meeting room, 1311 E. 16th, Wellington.  The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.; the meal at 5:30 p.m..

A storyteller since she was three years old, Crane will share her expertise at locating family information and connecting the genealogy dots with her listeners in a fun and easy to understand way.

Sumner County Weekly Jail Bookings: Oct. 13 – Oct. 20, 2014

Sheriff deputy badgeSumner Newscow report — The following is the Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings for Oct. 13 to Oct. 20, 2014: 

Wellington girls complete tennis season with 3 state medalists and 8th place team finish

Bittersweet ending state tournament
Mother Judy Fink gives her daughter Maggie Fink a hug after the state tournament (photo by Coni Adams)

Mother Judy Fink gives her daughter Maggie Fink a hug after the state tournament (photo by Coni Adams)

By Brian Aufdengarten, Wellington head girls tennis coach — It was a bittersweet ending to the tennis season, We sent both of our varsity seniors out making the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament in Winfield with a medal.

After playing three years in doubles, Wellington High School senior Peyton Adams made the switch to the singles side.

Peyton Adams finishes 11th place to finish her senior career.

Peyton Adams finishes 11th place to finish her senior career.

We’ve had two goals all year. Let’s make state and let’s get a medal. A state medal has eluded Peyton for the past two years.  Day one didn’t start real well for Peyton when she dropped her opening round match to Muller from Hayden 6-4, 3-6, 11-13.  The loss dropped Peyton to the backside where she found her game and beat Nisley from Nickerson 9-2, then beat a hard hitting Gibson from Bishop Miege 9-2.  The win qualified Peyton for day two and a guaranteed medal spot.  

We have a moral obligation to make Seller Park football stadium accessible to all

Sumner Newscow editorial

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington school board had an interesting discussion the other night.

Wellington school board member Larry Mangan at the Oct. 9 meeting posed a legitimate question to the other elected members in the room: Does the Sellers Park football stadium fit the standards of the American Disabilities Act?

That set off a debate amongst the members, and the answer to the question was never reached. About a decade ago, the school district installed bleachers on the visitor’s side which were indeed ADA compliant for wheelchair citizens. Wellington Superintendent Rick Weiss said by the letter of the law he was told that would make the stadium ADA compliant.

However, he said if the stadium was to be completely rebuilt it would not meet ADA standards. The home stands are not compliant, nor were the restrooms or the paths leading to the stands. 

Wellington Council offers $100,000 contract to Roy Eckert, former county manager of Montrose, as new city manager

Sumner Newscow local news report
Roy Eckert

Roy Eckert

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The city council will vote Tuesday evening on a resolution approving an employment agreement with Roy Eckert, a former county manager at Montrose, Colo., to become the Wellington City Manager for an annual salary of $100,000.

The resolution states:

“The city of Wellington has agreed to hire Roy Eckert, as city manager and said Roy Eckert has agreed to serve as city manager of said city to sign said Employment agreement.” If the resolution passes it will authorize Mayor Roger Stallbaumer to sign the agreement.

Eckert has worked in city and county management for almost 35 years and served as city manager in Missouri, Georgia, and Alabama as well as borough manager for Ketchikan Gateway in Alaska. He abruptly resigned as the Montrose county manager in May after serving 16 months.

The employment contract stipulations offered to Eckert if the resolution passes include: 

Wellington quarterback Trevor Nance speaks after win over Rose Hill

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a video of senior quarterback Trevor Nance after Wellington’s 33-21 game.

Peyton Adams and Maggie Fink/Mekenna Adams are still playing in state tennis tourney

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Wellington has three players still playing on day two of the Class 4A State Girls Tennis Tournament.

Singles Peyton Adams lost her first match to Muller from Topeka Hayden in three sets, then she had to win two matches in a row to be able to play on Saturday.  She beat Nisley from Nickerson and beat Gibson from Bishop Miege.  She will open Saturday against Ediger from Mcpherson.

Doubles Maggie Fink & Mekenna Adams won their first match over Baldwin, then lost in three sets to a regional winner from Independence.  They also had to win two matches and beat Wamego and Pratt.  They will open play with Mcpherson also.

Caldwell takes down South Barber 46-28; Argonia-Atttica, South Haven win big

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Caldwell Bluejays took a huge step toward a playoff berth with a 46-28 victory over South Barber. It was a barn burner for sure.

The Chieftains took a 6-0 lead after one quarter. But Caldwell quarterback Darin Ward would get the first of his five touchdowns on a 25 yard run. An interception by Sam Wencel led to a Bluejays touchdown and Caldwell’s first lead. The Jays led 14-6 at the half.

South Barber would eventually retake the lead with two touchdowns to start the second half. But two Ward to Wencel touchdowns would put Caldwell back in front for good. The full stats are here: Caldwell – Box Score Report – 10_18_2014

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Argonia-Attica keep rolling

Wellington survives Rose Hill comeback; now 1-0 in district play (updated with stats)

Wellington 33 Rose Hill 21 pix

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It seems appropriate that a dramatic week would be capped with a dramatic game.

Wellington would beat Rose Hill 33-21. But it was also the kind of game that the Crusaders couldn’t get off the field fast enough.

After taking a 27-0, Rose Hill would make a furious comeback in the second half, scoring three touchdowns and almost getting a fourth. Wellington survived with a gutsy touchdown drive very late in the game.

Some of the boys after the game seemed gassed. The injuries that has so decimated this team like no other appeared to be catching up on the Crusaders late. This could also be Colin Reichenberger’s last hurrah as the school’s record breaking receiver. He played with a bandaged hand, an injury he incurred in practice when he smashed his finger against another teammate’s helmet earlier this week. 

Wellington-Rose Hill Live tweet; week #6 scores; more updates on state tennis


The BoxTrolls will be coming to the Wellington Regent this weekend

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This week at the Regent Theater: “The BoxTrolls.” (Movie trailer is below).

 

When: Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

 

Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes.

 

Movie Synopsis:

Garage Sales for Oct. 17-19, 2014

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for Oct. 17-19, 2014. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

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