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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 »

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Labor Day blog 2: Gaston’s Floor Covering will help you kick off the holiday season in style

Editor’s note — This is the second of the three-part Sumner Newscow Labor Day Blog about a local business owned and operated by local people. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here’s More »

Best of the Orient feature

Labor Day Blog Part 1: Sammy Somona takes no short cuts when it comes to food at Best of the Orient

Editor’s Note — Labor Day is about the working men and women and nobody works harder than those running small businesses. Sumner Newscow is featuring three Labor Day stories about Wellington businesses More »

10 things to know about vollyball

10 things you need to know about the 2014 Wellington Volleyball team…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things you need to know about the 2014 Wellington High School girls volleyball team…   1. Where we last left off… Wellington’s season ended in More »

Sumner Newscow turns 3 copy

Sumner Newscow turns 3…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner Newscow, the premiere news website in Sumner County, turns 3 to today. Since its inception we have published 3,203 stories in our everlasting pursuit of More »

Conway Springs is ranked No. 2 in 3A in preseason football poll; Wellington is not ranked; Caldwell mentioned

Conway Springs Cardinals

Conway Springs Cardinals

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There are certain things you will see in the 2010s… The sun rises in the east, Justin Bieber will do something stupid, people will put on way too personal of things on social media, and the Conway Springs football team will be ranked in Class 3A football.

Conway Springs is ranked “No. 2” in the latest preseason poll according to varsitykansas.com – a high school website of the Wichita Eagle. The only other Sumner County team listed in the poll is Caldwell, which is predicted in the “others” in 8-man Division II.

Wellington failed to make the top 10 list in Class 4A-Div. 1. The Varsity Kansas polls for Class 4A to 8-man II are as follows: 

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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.

Happy bargain selling and hunting!

Edna Ruth (Bond) Spencer, Argonia, 85: May 24, 1929 – August 31, 2014

EDNA RUTH (BOND) SPENCER, of Argonia, died Sunday evening, August 31, 2014 at Via Christi–St. Francis in Wichita, KS at the age of 85.

She was born the daughter of Harry and Jessie (Benton) Bond in Attica, KS on May 24th, 1929.  At an early age, the family moved to a country home south of Argonia.  She attended Garden Prairie School until the end of the 5th grade, when the family moved to Argonia.  She graduated from Argonia High School with the class of 1947.  After graduation she moved to Wichita where she worked for the Wichita Eagle for several years and later for Boeing Aircraft Company.

She was baptized in the Immanuel Baptist Church in Wichita and it was while attending there she met and married her husband Francis Ray Spencer on October 14, 1951.  They lived 57 years together and to this union one daughter and four sons were born.

Wellington girls tennis team opens season today; volleyball hosts triangular

sports today fallby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It will be a busy day of sports this afternoon in Wellington with the girls tennis team opening its season at Sellers Park. The Wellington volleyball team will then open its home schedule tonight by hosting a triangular, starting at 5 p.m… In other news, the Wellington varsity opened its volleyball season going 4-2 in the Winfield “Early Bird” Invitational on Saturday…

 

Wellington tennis: 

The Crusader girls tennis team will host a quad, the first of two at the Sellers Park and Eisenhower Tennis Courts.

Wellington will play Buhler, Goddard Eisenhower and Conway Springs starting at 3 p.m.

 

Wellington volleyball: 

Sumner Newscow Sheriff Weekly Jail report: August 18 to August 25, 2014

 Sumner Newscow report — The following is the Sumner County Sheriff’s Weekly Jail Admissions Report for Aug. 18 to Aug. 25, 2014.

Wellington gets 1.7 inches of rain this morning

Sumner Newscow report — According to the trusty Sumner Newscow rain gauge, Wellington received 1.7 inches of rain as of 9:30 this morning. That’s a good start for September. In August, we had 3.1 inches of rain. In July we had 5.0 inches and in June 8.3. Total since June is 18.1 inches! 

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Aug. 29 – Monday, Sept. 1, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Friday, Aug. 29 – Monday, Sept. 1, 2014: 

Wellington High School bulletin: Sept. 2, 2014

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014:

This week’s schedule: 

Tuesday
• Varsity Tennis @ WHS 3:00
• Volleyball @ WHS 5:00

Wednesday
• School Pictures

Thursday
• C-Team Volleyball @ Winfield 5:00

Friday
• Football @ WHS vs. Augusta
• Pep Assembly

Saturday
• JV Tennis @ Conway Springs 9:00

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Labor Day blog 2: Gaston’s Floor Covering will help you kick off the holiday season in style

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Editor’s note — This is the second of the three-part Sumner Newscow Labor Day Blog about a local business owned and operated by local people.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here’s a scary thought. Christmas is only four months away and Thanksgiving is three months away. Think about this. You might be hosting the family for Thanksgiving or Christmas. You might have to host the company Christmas party or the sorority holiday bash.

Wouldn’t a new floor in the kitchen or in the living room be ideal to making that party a true success?

Well, Gaston’s Floor Covering — locating at 1200 E. 16th Street in Wellington — is here to help you.

shaw carpetThis month, Gaston’s is running a carpet sale – on a wide variety of luxurious Shaw Carpet, laminate and wood flooring all in stock and ready to put in your home. Come check out the newest fresh yarns to bring color, texture and value to your homes. 

Jimmy Alley Reed, 911 Director of Emergency Services in Sumner County, dies Saturday

Jimmy Allen Reed

Jimmy Allen Reed

James “Jimmy” Allen, 57, Reed died Saturday, August 30, 2014. He was the 911 Director of Emergency Services for Sumner County.

Allen held several positions including KEMA representative to the State Interoperability Executive Committee; KS 911 Coordinating Council board member Governor Appointed for the Operations-Subcommittee; past President (board member) for Kansas Chapter of APCO; South Central Homeland Security communications sub-committee; South Central Region Vice-President to KEMA board; Sumner County Incident Dispatch Team; and Hutchinson Community College Advisory Board (dispatch program).

State certifications were held with IMT (Incident Management Team); COML (Communications Leader); COMT (Communication Technician); KCEM-KS Certified Emergency Manager and Mulvane Fire Department Volunteer.

Evelyn Diebolt, 56, Wellington: March 6, 1958 – August 28, 2014

Evelyn M. Diebolt, of Wellington, died Thursday, August 28, 2014 in her home at the age of 56.

Evelyn was born the daughter of Joe and Christina (Ronspey) Diebolt on Thursday, March 06, 1958 in Iola. Her parents precede her in death.

Following high school, Evelyn continued her education by briefly attending college. She then began at local nursing homes by providing maintenance and cleaning services. Evelyn eventually moved away from the Iola area and settled in Sumner County where she spent several years residing in Wellington. She was involved with the Sumner County Mental Health Center where she was part of the gardening group and helped as a dishwasher. Evelyn loved animals and was particularly fond of chickens and roosters as they reminded her of growing up on a farm. 

Labor Day Blog Part 1: Sammy Somona takes no short cuts when it comes to food at Best of the Orient

Best of the Orient feature

Editor’s Note — Labor Day is about the working men and women and nobody works harder than those running small businesses. Sumner Newscow is featuring three Labor Day stories about Wellington businesses owned and operated by Wellington people. Today our feature is on Sammy Somona, owner of the “Best of the Orient” Restaurant – a Wellington restaurant staple for more than 20 years. 

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sammy Somona of Wellington had one message he wanted to get out there when he found out we were going to do a story on him this week…

“Tell people we are open.”

Somona is the owner of “Best of the Orient” – a Thai-Chinese Restaurant in Wellington located at 114 E. Lincoln. Lately, he has found himself caught in a local Chinese Restaurant war. With the opening of “Good Taste” Chinese Buffet in east Wellington, that now makes three restaurants serving Asian food in the Sumner County seat – including The Great Wall on the west side of town.Best-of-the-Orient

That’s a tough sell in a community of 8,000 people – especially when so many people are employed in Wichita these days and not eating lunch here. It doesn’t help when social media and rumors spread like fire that Best of the Orient Restaurant has closed.

But for Somona, it is about weathering the storm. He realizes people are going to try the new guys out. His hope his loyal customer base, those who have patronized his business for years will return.

People have grown to love the unique dishes served at  this Lincoln Ave. location.

People have grown to love the unique dishes served at this Lincoln Ave. location.

Best of the Orient is a downtown business and off the beaten track. It has for years built its reputation as a buffet serving great zesty home-style food and extremely loyal customers.

“I’m not a big fan of super buffets,” Somona said. “Those places with 100 or more food items seem to taste like they have been warmed up in a microwave.” 

10 things you need to know about the 2014 Wellington Volleyball team…

10 things to know about vollyball

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things you need to know about the 2014 Wellington High School girls volleyball team…

 

1. Where we last left off

Wellington’s season ended in 2013 with a 14-21 record and a first round sub-state loss to Mulvane 25-22, 15-25, 25-14. That most certainly on paper was nothing to remember in the history books. However, there were some very good signs in the making in October.

The 14 victories were the first time Wellington reached double-digit wins in years. In previous years, Wellington feasted on smaller schools to pick up wins. In 2013, Class 4A victories started to become a reality.

Four of the six regular starters in 2014 were sophomores. Eight of the 12 girls were underclassmen.

 

2. Enter Alison Widen…

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By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — We currently have no garage sales for this weekend for Labor Day Weekend. You can still do by putting your ad in the comment section below:

Happy bargain selling and hunting!

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, August 28, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, August 28, 2014:

Wellington Football Scrimmage canceled for tonight; volleyball still going…

Due to inclement weather the Wellington Crusader Club Hamburger Football Scrimmage will be canceled.

The Wellington Gatorade Volleyball scrimmage will go on as planned starting at 5 p.m. at the Wellington High School gymnasium.

Wellington Rec Rap – Summer into Fall edition

WRC rec rap logoSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Check out this week’s “Rec Rap Summer into Fall edition.”  Check out the WRC Fall brochure and register online at  www.wellingtonrec.com. Click on the blue logo at the bottom of the home page to view a virtual brochure and click on register now to sign-up.

Brochures  will be delivered to schools and area businesses  the first week of September.

Call the WRC at 326-3323 for more information on all WRC programs and activities.

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City of Wellington transfer station to be closed Monday

Sumner Newscow report — The City of Wellington Transfer Station will be closed Monday – Sept 1 in observance of Labor Day.  Monday’s commercial trash collection will be picked up on Tuesday.

Sumner Newscow turns 3…

Sumner Newscow turns 3 copy

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner Newscow, the premiere news website in Sumner County, turns 3 to today.

Since its inception we have published 3,203 stories in our everlasting pursuit of recording the history of Sumner County since Aug. 28, 2011.

With that in mind, we are giving a free T-shirt to the first person who could tell us what was the first news event we ever covered as a Sumner Newscow operation. Just submit your answer in the comment section below or send us an e-mail at sumnernewscow@gmail.com.

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