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Introducing the barn quilt

Barnstorming Sumner County with barn quilts

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — After Wellington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Annarose White, attended a fun barn quilt class in Harper County, she came back with ideas. A group formed More »

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Wellington eighth grade boys, seventh grade girls win Pioneer League Tourney titles

  By Tracy McCue and James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Two Wellington teams have secured Pioneer League Tournament Championship trophies. The eighth grade boys team beat Mulvane 54-18 Monday in Arkansas City More »

Sumner County basketball news

Wellington girls rise to No. 10 in the Topeka Capital Journal “Super 10” poll

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It seems each week the Wellington girls basketball team, which hosts Winfield Tuesday, gets even more accolades. The undefeated Crusaders approached another milestone this week. Wellington More »

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Guest Editorial II: In the long run the irrigation system could bring great $$$ to golf course

The following is a guest editorial by Eric Pierce, who is an independent business consultant and an avid Sumner Newscow reader… by Eric Pierce, an independent consultant —  First the Wellington Golf More »

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Guest editorial: New Legislation could help SRMC receive an additional $583,000 a year

Commentary by Kim Moore, President, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund — New legislation titled “The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas” program would make health insurance affordable for hardworking Kansas people with low More »

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Special Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Super Bowl question

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Wellington FFA holding free spaghetti dinner and labor auction

FFA ImageSumner Newscow report — The Wellington FFA will have a free spaghetti dinner and labor auction on Monday, Feb. 15.

Dinner will begin at 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. with the silent auction from 6 to 6:15 p.m. at the Wellington High School.

The dinner is free: Spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, dessert, ice team and water.

Auction items include: 

Patti Sober Scholarship taco dinner is tonight coincides with Winfield at Wellington

Sports todaySumner Newscow report — Don’t forget the Wellington National Honor Society Patti Scholarship taco dinner is being held tonight, starting at 5:30 p.m. and will run in conjunction with the Winfield at Wellington High School basketball game.

Other games being played tonight in Sumner County:

Argonia at South Haven.

Udall at Oxford.

Cheney at Belle Plaine

Chaparral at Conway Springs.

‘Storm Fury on the Plains’ presentation will be held March 2

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The National Weather Service in Wichita will be presenting their annual severe weather presentation 
“Storm Fury on the Plains” on Wednesday, March 2, at the Wellington High School.

 Everyone is invited to attend this informative weather service presentation and learn more about severe weather development, and how to protect yourself, family and community.

 The presentation will be held in the auditorium of the Wellington High School. The show starts at 6:30 p.m.. Sign-ins start at 6 p.m. 

Barnstorming Sumner County with barn quilts

Introducing the barn quilt

Barn Quilt inside

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — After Wellington Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Annarose White, attended a fun barn quilt class in Harper County, she came back with ideas. A group formed together and brainstormed and now there are barn quilt classes offered in this area.

“I thought it would be a really fun class,” White said.

Harper County Sunflower RC&D, which is headed up by Dollie Mathes, services an eight county area, and were helping promote the barn quilt initiative.

“Others had seen them in Cowley and other counties,” White said. “We got together and asked Sunflower RC&D if we could host a class. We helped assist people, and Dollie told us how we could put together our own class and have our own supplies. We followed her directions.”

Although its name may imply quilting, barn quilting is actually a painting class. A quilt block is painted on a piece of board, and then attached to a barn, old elevator, etc. for a very unique and classy look. Although sizes vary, they usually average about eight feet tall.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Nate Ybarra gets a “1” rating in regional piano competition

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2016:

Tuesday

•Wellington home vs. Winfield, 6 p.m.

•Jostens at lunch – sophomore class rings.

Wednesday

No events  scheduled.

Thursday

•Wrestling at Circle, 6 p.m.

Friday

•Basketball at Wellington vs. Andale Homecoming.

Saturday

•Wrestling at Remington, 9 a.m.

Today’s lunch — Chicken Drummies, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Baby Carrots, Applesauce, Hot Roll and Milk.

Wednesday’s lunch — Bean and Cheese Burrito, Romaine and Tomato, Corn, Chilled Pears, Tortilla Chips with Salsa and Milk

Today’s News:

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Feb. 8, 2016

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Wellington eighth grade boys, seventh grade girls win Pioneer League Tourney titles

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Welllington 8th boys champions

Wellington Eighth grade boys – Pioneer League Tournament Champions.

 

Wellington seventh grade girls tournament champions.

Wellington seventh grade girls – Pioneer League Tournament Champions.

By Tracy McCue and James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Two Wellington teams have secured Pioneer League Tournament Championship trophies. The eighth grade boys team beat Mulvane 54-18 Monday in Arkansas City to claim the crown. Earlier in the day in Winfield, Wellington seventh grade girls clinched the Pioneer League crown and completed an undefeated season with a 40-13 victory over El Dorado. 

Eighth grade boys

Wellington led 11-7 after one quarter, and switched to a full court press to start the second quarter and that made the difference. The Knights went on a 8-0 run in the first minute of the quarter, and scored 21 unanswered points before halftime. Mulvane got a field goal with a few second left in the half, and Wellington led 34-9 at the half.

Wellington City Council looking for volunteers to complete housing assessment for grant

logo-cityWellingtonSumner Newscow report — The Wellington City Council is looking for volunteers to assist the city in completing a Housing Assessment Tool which is part of the Community Development Building Grant. There is potential for a $300,000 grant geared to improving affordable housing in Wellington.

The first meeting is Thursday, 6:30 p.m., at the Wellington Economic Development office. Currently, there is two city staff members, two council members, two real estate, and two from the general public. The council is looking for representatives from the local churches, hospital, county health department, 353, etc.

Wellington 7th grade girls, 8th boys in Pioneer League tournament championship tonight

Wellington KnightsSumner Newscow report — The Wellington seventh grade girls and eighth grade boys survived the weekend and will play for the Pioneer League Tournament Championship tonight.

The Wellington 7th girls will play El Dorado in Winfield at 5 p.m., attempting to complete the undefeated season.

Wellington 8th boys are playing Mulvane at Ark City tonight at 6:15 p.m.

The Wellington seventh boys and eighth girls were eliminated this weekend.

Results of the Pioneer League games this past weekend are as follows: 

E-Waste Collection Day is Saturday, Feb. 13 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

E-Waste Collection Day at the City of Wellington Recycling Center is on Saturday ~ FEBRUARY 13, 2016 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.  For more information about the operating hours, please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.  For questions concerning specific items to be collected or information destruction, please contact Pete at 316-305-6896 (evenings) or Julian at 316-305-6895 (evenings).

Wellington girls rise to No. 10 in the Topeka Capital Journal “Super 10” poll

Sumner County basketball news

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It seems each week the Wellington girls basketball team, which hosts Winfield Tuesday, gets even more accolades.

The undefeated Crusaders approached another milestone this week. Wellington is currently in the “Girls Super 10” in the Topeka Capital Journal. That’s a poll that lists all the girls teams in all classes.

The super rankings are as follows:

1. Wichita South (1) 14-0.

2. Olathe South (3) 13-0.

3. Miege (3) 13-1.

4. Shawnee Mission- Northwest (4) 12-1.

5. Aquinas (6) 11-3.

6. Olathe East (7) 12-2.

7. Derby (8) 14-1.

8. Shawnee Heights (10) 12-2.

9. Salina Central (9) 12-2.

10. Wellington (NR) 14-0.

See full Topeka Capital Journal poll here.

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Sumner County Sheriff Report: Weekly jail booking – Feb. 1 to Feb. 7, 2016

Sheriff deputy badgeSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Feb. 1 to Feb. 7, 2016 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

Help wanted: Cleary Building Corp. Branch Secretary

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Wellington High School starts its week-long homecoming celebration

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is Wellington High School homecoming week where everyone gets to dress up and be goofy leading up to the big events this Friday.

Pictured above from left, McKenna Oathout, Ryleigh Buck, Allison McCue, Abby Goodrum and Madi Adams are dressed up as part of the ‘Merica Monday festivities. The rest of the week will include:

Tuesday- Twinning Tuesday

Wednesday- Camo Wednesday

Thursday- Tie Dye Thursday

Friday- School Pride Friday.

Friday will culminate the full week of festivities with the Wellington-Andale basketball game followed by the Duke ceremonies. The Duke candidates include:

WHS Daily Bulletin: Crusader students do exceptional in recent forensics tournaments

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Feb. 8, 2016:

Monday

No events scheduled.

Tuesday

•Wellington home vs. Winfield, 6 p.m.

•Jostens at lunch – sophomore class rings.

Wednesday

No events  scheduled.

Thursday

•Wrestling at Circle, 6 p.m.

Friday

•Basketball at Wellington vs. Andale Homecoming.

Saturday

•Wrestling at Remington, 9 a.m.

Today’s lunch — Chili, Tortilla Chips, Celery and Cucumbers, Cinnamon Roll, Peaches and Milk

Wellington Police Notes: Friday to Sunday, Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2016

WPD Wellington police notes logoWellington Police notes Friday to Sunday, Feb. 5 to Feb. 7, 2016:

Help wanted: PRN Registration Clerk at Sumner Regional Medical Center

Help Wanted adHelp wanted: PRN Registration Clerk Sumner Regional Medical Center has one immediate opening for a PRN Registration Clerk in our Business Office. Monday – Friday on our 1st (7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.) or 2nd shift (3:30 p.m. to 12 a.m.), and Saturday – Sunday (11a.m. – 11 p.m.), whichever is needed. Registers and admits patients, to ensure all outpatients are pre-authorized and have pre-certification. Serves as clerical support for the Business Office. High school diploma and six months related experience is preferred. Interested individuals should send resume or apply in person to:

Guest Editorial II: In the long run the irrigation system could bring great $$$ to golf course

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The following is a guest editorial by Eric Pierce, who is an independent business consultant and an avid Sumner Newscow reader…

by Eric Pierce, an independent consultant —  First the Wellington Golf Irrigation System investment although seems staggering to many is actually quite a sound and intelligent investment. Sticker shock has people wondering why we are doing this when so much turmoil remains in the majority of the city. I have created an “Impact Analysis” of the new irrigation system. I am basing this solely on round cost and rounds played and projecting general modest increases and decreases in certain areas. I will breakdown the reasoning behind those later. Look at my following figure here.

In 2015, according to WGC figures, there were 18,000 rounds played at the Wellington Golf Course — 6,000 rounds of the 18,000 are from out of town golfers. The basis for this analysis is to not only retain that current rate of out of town rounds but slightly increase them through a more efficient/more manicured course. Another reason for this analysis is to prove that it is a sound investment. Because of the cost of the new irrigation system the cost of a round needs to increase roughly $2 a round to begin to offset the cost. It will only be a fraction of the cost but we have to start somewhere! Also inflation needs to be addressed so increasing the dollars per round only generates additional revenues as the price for a round of golf is generally fairly elastic as long as your course is maintained.

Guest editorial: New Legislation could help SRMC receive an additional $583,000 a year

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Commentary by Kim Moore, President, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund — New legislation titled “The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas” program would make health insurance affordable for hardworking Kansas people with low incomes. It provides a bridge from public assistance into the private market over time by promoting personal responsibility and accountability.

This new Kansas solution is not Obamacare. It is centered on our values of hard work and personal responsibility – a solution that does not leave those in need without health care coverage. The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas is not only good for 150,000 Kansans; it also is good for Kansas taxpayers, businesses and the economy.

Opponents of expansion tend to use the term “able-bodied” to describe a population they imply does not deserve access to health insurance. These are our bus drivers, child care workers, medical assistants, dishwashers, housekeepers, landscapers, fast food workers, college students and single parents staying home with young children. They are a vulnerable population, too, and to suggest otherwise because they are “able-bodied” is incorrect.

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