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Last week’s Drury Dam drowning was a combination of volatile circumstances

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For an Oklahoma family, a trip to Drury Dam in Sumner County was a traditional weekend getaway — a place to congregate, swim, fish, camp out. More »

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A gold medal for Ryleigh Buck and U.S. Women’s Baseball team

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There’s no rest for the weary. For Ryleigh Buck, 17-years-young, her schedule looks like one occupied by a corporate executive. Buck is putting away the baseball More »

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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” More »

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Wellington man gets more than 8 years on child porn charges

By Shane Farley, Newscow.net —  A Wellington man was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. He will also be required to serve 10 years More »

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Boy found of presumed drowning at Drury Dam near South Haven

July 26, 2015 Update: KSN-TV is reporting that the search for a missing boy in the Chikaskia River is over. Deputy Fred Corley confirms a passerby spotted the body at 1:45 Sunday More »

Wellington Post 90 loses to Beloit 12-1 in State Legion tournament 1st round in Colby

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Post 90 American Legion team lost in the first round of the Kansas State AA Tournament today in Colby.

Wellington lost to Beloit 12-1 in four innings. Post 90 will battle the loser of Colby and Iola tomorrow. Beloit, which came in on a 11-game winning streak, would score two runs in the first, one run in the second, six runs in the third and three runs in the fourth to stop the locals.

The locals could muster just one hit and committed two errors. Beloit had 11 hits and two errors. The AA tournament is an eight-team double elimination tournament. Post 90 qualified after winning the zone tournament in Pratt last weekend. 

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Last week’s Drury Dam drowning was a combination of volatile circumstances

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For an Oklahoma family, a trip to Drury Dam in Sumner County was a traditional weekend getaway — a place to congregate, swim, fish, camp out. This family had been doing it for many years.

But last Friday, their latest trip turned to tragedy when a 16-year-old boy drowned before 6 p.m. after allegedly jumping off of the dam which at the time was a three to four foot precipice into what appeared to be a water hole below that is estimated to be 20 feet deep.

Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers said due to respect for the family he will not release the name of the boy who died five days ago and was found less than 48 hours later downstream when a passerby discovered his body.

It was tremendously tense weekend for the rescue workers from four Sumner County fire agencies, the Sumner County Emergency Management Department, and the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office who were dealing with a missing body and water that was turbulent due to the recent rainstorms.

Official times and placing of the Great Race 2015.

Spinalating victorySumner Newscow report — The following are the official times and placings for the 25th running of the Great Race held Saturday. The full story can be found here.

TIMES AND PLACING – THE GREAT RACE 2015:

First – Anders Spinalators, 44:30

Second – SSB Big Bucks, 46:40

Third – The Dore Enchies, 48:40

Updated: 2015 Wellington 2-man Shamble Results; Gaston’s Floor Covering sponsors event

Wellington Golf ClubSumner Newscow report — The following are the results of the 2015 Wellington 2-Man Shamble held this weekend:

“We were fortunate enough to have Gaston’s sponsor the shamble this year and it was certainly one of our best ever,” said Derek Harrison, Wellington Golf Club Director. “We had a great participation of 52 teams signed up and $15,000 was distributed over five flights which is $5000 more than we usually pay out.”

“We typically pay 100% of the entry fees back over team prizes for each individual day and two day total but with the sponsorship, we were able to add a skins game for each day, within each flight. This was very popular and a nice addition to the event.”

The results are as follows.

Championship Flight

1st – Myles Miller – Jarin McGovern, 58+57=115 $300 ea.

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Third annual Dore Fast-Pitch Softball tournament starts tonight in Mayfield

Sumner Newscow report — The third annual Dore Fast-Pitch Softball Benefit Tournament started tonight at Gene Metzen Memorial Park in Mayfield. The benefit tournament also includes a home run derby and raffle. There will be two games nightly starting at 6:30 and 8 p.m. The charity has yet to be determined.
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Street seal work to be done in Wellington on Thursday; Turn off sprinkler systems if you live on affected streets

logo-cityWellingtonSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The City of Wellington will be doing street seals on Thursday, July 30, 2015. The sprinkler systems of residents living on the following roads must be turned off. Those streets getting seal work are:

•8th – “F” to “C”

•Fair St. – Lincoln to New Hot mix

•4th St. – Fair to Woodlawn

•4th St. – Keys to Day

•Drexel – Lincoln to 4th

•Bright – Lincoln to 4th.

No parking will be allowed on these streets while it is sealed. If weather is not cooperative, then the work will be held on Friday.

Liquid asphalt rejuvenator will be applied to the streets.  Rain and excessive wind may postpone sealing!

Sumner County Resource Day for Sumner County Moms group is Aug. 4

Sumner Newscow report — The second annual Sumner County Resource Day, hosted by the Sumner County Moms group, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 4, from 2 to 7 p.m. in the Wellington Public Library meeting room. Organizations scheduled to be in attendance handing out information include Birthline, Bright Beginnings Preschool, Friends of the Library, Futures Unlimited, Wee Too Preschool, Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, Wellington Services (Catholic Charities), WorkForce, St. Francis and Sumner County Moms.

The event is free to the public, and gives people an opportunity to learn about resources available in our community. 

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A gold medal for Ryleigh Buck and U.S. Women’s Baseball team

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Ryleigh Buck

Ryleigh Buck – Wellington, Kansas.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There’s no rest for the weary. For Ryleigh Buck, 17-years-young, her schedule looks like one occupied by a corporate executive.

Buck is putting away the baseball pants and the cap, picking up her glove and finding a yellow ball before heading to California to play girls softball for a national traveling team in California. She won’t be returning to Wellington until August 10 where she will embark on her senior year at WHS.

Buck, as most of you know was a member of the U.S. Women’s Baseball team which returned from Toronto, Canada, as gold medalists. The U.S. team made history becoming the first women’s baseball squad to win a gold medal in the Pan Am games.

Women’s Baseball is still an anomaly. After we first reported that Buck was trying out for the U.S. team, one of the first comments after the story was “don’t you mean softball?” Baseball has traditionally been reserved for the boys. The baselines are 90 feet compared to 60 feet for softball. The pitching mound is 60 feet to the softball circle’s 45 feet. The center field wall is usually 400 feet while in softball its 200.

In the Pan-Am games, just one woman hit a home run in baseball.

Some may question whether baseball will ever become a major sport in the women’s athletic world where softball has become the summer pastime.

“Oh, I like softball,” Buck said about her preference. “But I have to admit this is a lot of fun as well.”

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, July 27, 2015

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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 selling and hunting!

Wellington man gets more than 8 years on child porn charges

Sumner Newscow local news report

By Shane Farley, Newscow.net —  A Wellington man was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in federal prison for distributing child pornography. He will also be required to serve 10 years of supervised release when his sentence is completed.

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48-year-old Steven J. Meisel was convicted by a jury this spring on one count each of distributing child pornography and possession of it.

Sumner County Sheriff jail bookings: July 20 – July 26, 2015

Sheriff deputy badgeSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for July 20 to July 26, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, July 24 – Sunday, July 26, 2015

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Hazel Schmitt, 84, Winfield: Jan. 4, 1931 – July 25, 2015

Hazel Schmitt

Hazel Schmitt

Hazel J. Schmitt, of Winfield, died Saturday, July 25, 2015 at her home in Winfield, Kansas at the age of 84.

Hazel was born the daughter of C.D. and Lara (Grifith) McCormick on Sunday, January 4, 1931 in Nash, Oklahoma. She was the youngest of 13 children born in the family. Hazel graduated from Holly High School in Oklahoma. She was a retired solder technician for NCR. 

Survivors include her daughters: Melisa Carmicheal and her husband Robert of South Haven, Kansas and Dana Keithley of Winfield, grandchildren: Michelle Decaire, Mandy Curry, Michael Trammel, great-grandsons: Crew DeVine, Kalon DeVine, Cooper Curry and her niece, Nora Jean Magness of Wichita

Boy found of presumed drowning at Drury Dam near South Haven

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July 26, 2015 Update: KSN-TV is reporting that the search for a missing boy in the Chikaskia River is over. Deputy Fred Corley confirms a passerby spotted the body at 1:45 Sunday afternoon, according to KSN.com.

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July 24, 2015 – by Shane Farley, Newscow.net — Search crews are continuing to look for a 16-year-old boy who is missing, and presumed drowned at Drury Dam near South Haven.

A Sumner County Sheriff’s deputy confirmed a search was ongoing and that the boy had gone into the water late Friday afternoon.

KAKE News reports that the missing teen and another boy were crossing the dam and then jumped from it.

The second boy was found downstream and not breathing.

That child, KAKE said, was revived by emergency personnel and taken to the hospital for further treatment.

U.S. Women’s Baseball team wins gold medal at Pan Am games today

Rylee Buck USA baseball team playerSumner Newscow report — Ryleigh Buck, a Wellington High School senior, and the U.S. Women’s baseball team clinched gold in the Pan Am games in Ajax, Ont. today with an 11-3 victory over Canada Sunday.

Anna Kimbrell hit a bases-clearing double in the fifth inning to open up a close game off with two outs in the frame and restored a five-run lead for the U.S., one inning after Canada had clawed back to score three.

American starting pitcher Sarah Hudek, who hit in the clean-up spot, also drove in three. Michelle Snyder had two runs batted in and Samantha Cobb and Jenna Marston added an RBI apiece.

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