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Oxford statebound feature

Oxford is on its way to state! Beats Cedar Vale/Dexter 3-2 in Regional Championship

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — “Oxford is going to state.” Not since 2006 can an Oxford baseball team make such a claim. Thursday afternoon at the Broadway Sports Complex in Winfield More »

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for May 22 to May 24 2015. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use More »

Avengers at Wellington Regent

Avengers: Age of Ultron playing at Wellington Regent this weekend

This week at the Regent Theater: Avengers: Age of Ultron Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hours 21 minutes. Movie Synopsis: When Tony More »

Crusader sports news

Wellington girls softball team ends season with loss to Mulvane

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington girls softball team lost to Mulvane 6-3 in the first round of the Class 4A Regional. Wellington finishes the season at 9-10. Mulvane would go on More »

Wellington City Council news

Wellington City Council members discuss the state of increasing rates

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — While the Wellington City Council voted to increase water and waste water rates, it came after 31 minutes of discussion veering more into the philosophical discussion More »

City transfer station and compost pile to be closed Monday

logo-cityWellingtonSumner Newscow report — Due to the Memorial Day Holiday – The City Transfer Station and Compost Site will be closed on Monday, May 25th.  Also, Monday’s commercial trash pick-up will occur on Tuesday, May 26.

Future Lady Crusader basketball camp to be held June 8-11

Crusader head logo smallerSumner Newscow report — There will be a “Future Lady Crusader” Basketball camp held for incoming third through fifth graders on June 8 to June 11.

The camp, sponsored by Impact Bank, will start at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. and be held at the Wellington High School gymnasium.

The cost per camper is $35 and will include a T-shirt.

The camp staff includes head coach Eric Adams, staff and the Lady Crusader players.

Joy Marie Turek, 70, Caldwell: August 15, 1944 – May 19, 2015

Joy Turek

Joy Turek

Joy Marie Turek, age 70, died unexpectedly on May 19, 2015, at Wesley Hospital in Wichita.  She was born August 15, 1944 at Lyons, the daughter of George and Vera Sargent Moore.

Joy attended school in Chase and was a cheerleader for the Chase Jinx during her high school years.  After graduation on May 17, 1962 she moved to Wichita and worked for Southwestern Bell.  On April 16, 1966 she married Gene Turek and moved to their farm north of South Haven.  As a “small town girl” she knew nothing of the farm.  She adapted quickly and soon became a vital part of the operation.  She eventually helped to raise hundreds of sheep, cattle, acres of crops and took many meals to the field all the while raising four children and never missing an event any of them were involved in.

Oxford is on its way to state! Beats Cedar Vale/Dexter 3-2 in Regional Championship

Oxford statebound feature


Oxford celebrating

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — “Oxford is going to state.”

Not since 2006 can an Oxford baseball team make such a claim. Thursday afternoon at the Broadway Sports Complex in Winfield after two rain delays, Oxford would beat Cedar Vale/Dexter 3-2 to claim the Central-Burden Regional Championship.

Oxford now travels to the Great Bend Sports Complex on May 28-29 for the Class 2-1A State Tournament.

“Wow. That’s all I can say,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head baseball coach. “This team has just gotten better and better as the year has gone on.”

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, May 21, 2015

Wellington City Council to hold work session Wednesday, May 27

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington City Council will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at City Hall, 317 S Washington, Wellington, Kansas. The purpose of the Council Work Session is to discuss various City projects/issues.

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for May 22 to May 24 2015. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 
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Avengers: Age of Ultron playing at Wellington Regent this weekend

Avengers at Wellington Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: Avengers: Age of Ultron

Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.

Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hours 21 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.

Jackie Glasgow named recipient of Kopke Award for Distinguished Teaching

Jackie Glasgow

Jackie Glasgow

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Jackie Glasgow, assistant professor of education and the coordinator of the doctoral program, was named recipient of the Charles H. and Verda R. Kopke Award for Distinguished Teaching during Southwestern College Commencement exercises Sunday, May 10. The Kopkes established the award in order to honor outstanding faculty members. 

“The Kopke award exemplifies the Builder spirit at Southwestern and affirms my role at Southwestern as an opportunity to shape educational leaders,” Glasgow says.  “The award is not just about the recognition of what has been accomplished but more on what has yet to be accomplished for future leaders in our school systems and higher education institutions.” 

“Jackie deserves the outstanding teaching award,” says Andy Sheppard, provost of Southwestern College.  “She is the heart and soul of the Ed.D. program and her students have truly benefited from her work with them.”

Swimming pool to open on Sunday, May 24

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Swimming Pool will not be opening Friday. Instead, it will be opening at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 24th.
If you have more questions, contact the Wellington Recreation Commission Fitness Center at (620) 326-3323.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, May 20, 2015:

Wellington girls softball team ends season with loss to Mulvane

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2015 Wellington girls softball team.

2015 Wellington girls softball team.

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington girls softball team lost to Mulvane 6-3 in the first round of the Class 4A Regional.

Wellington finishes the season at 9-10. Mulvane would go on to win the regional championship over Winfield with a 3-2 victory.

This game was delayed 24 hours because of rain. And when the game started under looming skies, there was hope the weather gods would allow this game to materialize. The Lady Dukes had its final regular season double-header canceled and hadn’t played since April 30. So bad weather has been par for the course this season.

In the early going, the game looked promising for the Lady Dukes. Mulvane’s leadoff batter opened the game with a triple and would eventually score on a wild pitch. 

Wellington City Council members discuss the state of increasing rates

Wellington City Council news

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — While the Wellington City Council voted to increase water and waste water rates, it came after 31 minutes of discussion veering more into the philosophical discussion of the way the city conducts business and its relationship with Sumner Regional Medical Center.

By a 4-2 vote the council approved city and sewer rate increases (see story below). Wellington Mayor Shelley Hansel, Jan Korte, Kelly Green and Kip Etter voted for the rate change. Jim Valentine and Vince Wetta voted against the proposal.

The following is a synopsis of what was said at Tuesday’s meeting:  

City to raise water and sewer rates starting July 1

water rates increase

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council established new rates for water and sewer for city customers starting July 1 in hopes of reversing the continuing depletion of its utility reserve funds. The council approved two ordinances at its regular scheduled meeting Tuesday evening. The measure passed 4-2 and required the vote of Wellington mayor Shelley Hansel for their passage. The Wellington mayor only casts a vote in order to break a tie or has the option of voting if an ordinance does not muster a majority.

The city electrical rates were not addressed at this time.

The new water rate structure is as follows: 

Wellington receives .5 inches of rain overnight, 10.8 inches for month

Newscow precipation report smallerSumner Newscow report — According to our trusty rain gauge, Wellington received .50 inches of rain over night.

We now have 10.8 inches of rain as of Wednesday morning for the month of May. Rain totals not previously reported were:

•.4 inches of rain yesterday afternoon.

•1.4 inches of rain on May 14. 

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After 4 tries, Oxford upsets Udall when it counted the most – the postseason!

Oxford upsets Udall

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The beauty of post season is things don’t go accordingly to plan. Somewhere, someplace a team is going to lose to a team it is supposed to beat.

So was the case in Burden, in Tuesday’s semifinal game between Oxford and Udall. The No. 1 seed Eagles were 18-2 against the fourth seed Wildcats who were 9-11. The Eagles had beaten the Wildcats all four times during the regular season.

But Tuesday  when the final out was tallied, Oxford pulled off a 4-1 upset over Udall. The Wildcats are in the regional championship.

Oxford is awaiting the winner of Cedar Vale-Dexter vs. Central Burden in the other semifinal game which was delayed because of rain yesterday. The games for today have been postponed for 24 hours. Central vs. CV-Dexter is scheduled at 4 p.m. Thursday with the winner playing Oxford at 6 p.m. That’s tentative, of course.

Suffice it to say, the Oxford team probably won’t mind savoring this victory a little longer against its most heated rival. 

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wellington Police notes of Tuesday, May 19, 2015:

Family Movie Night (on the lawn) Wellington Church of Christ

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Girls softball regional has been moved to Wednesday

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington-Mulvane girls softball game in the Class 4A Regional Tournament has been moved to 4 p.m. Wednesday.

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