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Wellington girls return to action after emotional 2 weeks

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In the end it was just a game. Someday, when people will look in the record books, a 51-43 first round Haven Tournament loss to Kingman More »

10 things to know about WACC banquet

Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting is Friday

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 10 things to know about Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Convention Visitor’s Bureau Annual Meeting…   1. Where is it and when does it start?… The More »

State of Kansas vs. Lindsey Blansett

Blansett mental competency evaluation to be conducted in Larned; could take 90 days to complete

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A mental competency evaluation report for Lindsey Nichole Blansett, 33, of Wellington will be conducted at Larned State Security Hospital and will take at least 90 More »

Taken 3 at Wellington Regent

Taken 3 at Wellington Regent; American Sniper to be shown next week

This week at the Regent Theater: Taken 3 (Movie trailer is below). Next week: American Sniper! Extended Wellington Regent engagement: Thursday, Feb. 5 – Monday, Feb. 9. Nightly at 7 p.m. with More »

10 things to know about election

One thing is guaranteed, this election will be interesting

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The race is on. A slew of local residents have filed for various city (town) councils and school boards across Sumner County. And it appears to More »

Wellington girls return to action after emotional 2 weeks

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — In the end it was just a game. Someday, when people will look in the record books, a 51-43 first round Haven Tournament loss to Kingman will not stand out as anything extraordinary.

But on this Thursday afternoon for the Wellington High School girls basketball team it symbolized something much, much bigger. It was about returning back to business.

Kenny Adams Jr.

Kenny Adams Jr.

For the Lady Dukes, it was their first game back after the passing of one their most ardent supporters. Kenny Adams was not only the father of head coach Eric Adams, but was the team’s stat man since 2008 when his granddaughter Erianne Adams started playing WHS basketball as a freshman.

Wellington head coach Eric Adams was not in attendance. He was attending the funeral of his dad, who died Sunday and was laid to rest Thursday.

Perhaps, it was only fitting that the Wellington girls basketball team was playing a game on the same day of Kenny’s funeral.

Kenny loved the Lady Dukes. 

WHS Daily News Bulletin: Friday, Jan. 30, 2015

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Jan. 30, 2015:

Friday

• Girls Basketball Haven Tournament, 4:30 p.m.

Saturday

• Girls Basketball Haven Tournament.

• C-Team Basketball at Rose Hill.

• Wrestling at Andover, 9 a.m.

Friday lunch: Sloppy Joe/bun, wedge potatoes, baked beans, mixed fruit, tortilla chips.

Today’s News

*Girls Basketball Players will be dismissed at 1:40, they will be marked activity. The bus will leave at 2.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, January 29, 2015

Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting is Friday

10 things to know about WACC banquet

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 10 things to know about Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Convention Visitor’s Bureau Annual Meeting…

 

1. Where is it and when does it start?

The event will be held at Memorial Auditorium on 208 N. Washington. Social hour is 6 p.m., and dinner starts at 6:45 p.m. – The welcome and awards presentation starts at 7:30 p.m. People can still go. Tickets are $25 per person for chamber members and $30 per person for non-chamber members.

 

2. What is this year’s theme?… 

Security State Bank of Wellington salutes Vera Richard for 41 years of service

Vera Rickard

Vera Rickard

Submitted by Security State Bank of Wellington — Vera Rickard began as a bookkeeper on January 21, 1974 at Security State Bank. Over the years, Vera moved from bookkeeper, to Teller, and ending up as Head Cashier until 2002 when Vera announced her retirement.SSB logo basic

Upon retirement, Vera still continued to fill in for vacations, absences, and any other time that the bank needed her. When a part time position came available in our Drive Thru, Vera decided to come back and work the drive thru part time. Some of the many great characteristics of Vera Rickard , is her warm smile, friendly attitude, and familiarity with the customers.

As a bank employee for 41 years, we not only acknowledge Vera and her service, but the dedication she has shown to her customers and Security State Bank.  Thank you for 41 years of service Vera!! We appreciate you and your service!

Blansett mental competency evaluation to be conducted in Larned; could take 90 days to complete

State of Kansas vs. Lindsey Blansett

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A mental competency evaluation report for Lindsey Nichole Blansett, 33, of Wellington will be conducted at Larned State Security Hospital and will take at least 90 days to complete it was learned today in Sumner County District Court.

Blansett is accused of first degree murder of her 10-year-old son at her home in Wellington on Dec. 14, 2014.

District Judge Scott McQuin granted a January request by Blansett’s defense attorney Mike Brown to have a mental competency test determining whether or not his client is mentally competent to stand trial and understand the nature of the proceedings. 

Taken 3 at Wellington Regent; American Sniper to be shown next week

Taken 3 at Wellington Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: Taken 3 (Movie trailer is below).

American Sniper next week copyNext week: American Sniper! Extended Wellington Regent engagement: Thursday, Feb. 5 – Monday, Feb. 9. Nightly at 7 p.m. with matinees Saturday and Sunday.

 

Taken 3 Schedule: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.

 

Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hours, 17 minutes

 

Movie Synopsis: Liam Neeson returns as ex-covert operative Bryan Mills, whose reconciliation with his ex-wife is tragically cut short when she is brutally murdered. Consumed with rage, and framed for the crime, he goes on the run to evade the relentless pursuit of the CIA, FBI and the police. For one last time, Mills must use his “particular set of skills,” to track down the real killers, exact his unique brand of justice, and protect the only thing that matters to him now – his daughter. (C) Fox

Big Game Party to raise money for Wellington Youth Football is Sunday

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — There will be a “Big Game Party” to help raise money for the Wellington Youth Football program on Feb. 1, 2015 at the American Legion at 124 W. Lincoln Avenue. People who attend can watch the Super Bowl between New England and Seattle. The Big Game Party starts at 3 p.m.  Click below for additional information.

Trimmer: Brownback acted like a schoolyard bully with State of the State speech

Ed Trimmer

Ed Trimmer

Legislative report from Ed Trimmer — I have now heard 10 “State of the State” speeches from three different Governors.  I have liked some of what I have heard and I have also disagreed with some of the things that have been said, even from Governors from my own party.  I have never heard anything like what I heard in Governor Brownback’s speech a week ago Thursday.

The attempts to pass the buck, grab more and more power, and distort the truth were numerous and constant.  At times I felt like I was listening to the schoolyard bully and at other times I thought the Governor was speaking of an alternative universe.  Let me touch on a few of the issues that created these perceptions.

The Governor began by suggesting that things were just fine in Kansas.  He said we have created thousands of private sector jobs since he has taken office.  It is true we have created many new jobs but we have also lost almost as many.  The reality is that the new jobs do not pay as well as the ones that were lost.  We are not keeping pace with states around us.  The Wichita area is not doing well, and a large number of the new jobs were created before the 2012 income tax cuts, which created the current deficit.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Jan. 29, 2015

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015:

Thursday

• Girls Basketball Haven Tournament, 3 p.m.

Friday

• Girls Basketball Haven Tournament.

Saturday

• Girls Basketball Haven Tournament.

• C-Team Basketball at Rose Hill.

• Wrestling at Andover, 9 a.m.

Lunch menu:

Thursday lunch: Stromboli, garden spinach salad, baby carrots, pineapple chunks.

Friday lunch: Sloppy Joe/bun, wedge potatoes, baked beans, mixed fruit, tortilla chips.

Today’s News

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

Wellington Police Notes for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Larry Davis Biles, 72, Wellington: March 3, 1942 – Jan. 27, 2015

Larry Davis Biles, age 72, died Tuesday afternoon, January 27, 2015 at his home in Wellington.  Larry was a retired custodian for the Argonia School System USD #359.

Larry was born on March 3, 1942 in Clearwater, KS to Arvin Henry Biles and Nellie Pauline (Chiles) Biles.  He was raised in Mayfield, KS but lived most of his adult life in Argonia, KS.  He was a graduate of Wellington High School.  He served in the U. S. Navy from 1960-1964.

He married Theressa E. Snider on June 10. 1961 in Berkeley, CA.

One thing is guaranteed, this election will be interesting

10 things to know about election

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The race is on. A slew of local residents have filed for various city (town) councils and school boards across Sumner County. And it appears to be an interesting one – especially in Wellington.

The general election is Tuesday, April 7, and at least one school board race will have a primary on March 3 (see filings here).

While there may be more city position filings submitted to the Sumner County Clerk’s office up until Friday, both the city and school board races in Wellington election are set.

Here are 10 things to know concerning the April 7 council and school board elections:

1. The city at large format is a hit. 

J.P. Buellesfeld, who spearheaded the restructuring of the city council in 2010, is ecstatic. He sent Sumner Newscow some interesting statistics. 

AARP volunteers will be helping individuals with taxes at Wellington Senior Center

I WANT YOU Sumner County taxesSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — AARP Tax Volunteers will be helping individuals with their taxes again this year at the Wellington Senior Center.

They will start the tax season on Wednesday February 4 and will end on Friday April 10.  As in the past the clients must make an appointment to get their taxes figured. Appointments may be made by accessing the web site, www.kstaxaide.com or by calling 620-326-3723 or 620-399-8224.

The hours are as follows:

Wellington Middle School results, SCBL highlights, WHS girls prepare for Haven tourney

Basketball today's newsby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington Middle School results, SCBL basketball action, and WHS girls prepare for Haven Tournament…

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WMS scores 

WMS wrestling double dual in Wellington

Maize South 63 Wellington 40, Derby 90 Wellington 12.

Basketball: 

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The city campaign question

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WHS Daily Bulletin: January, 28, 2015

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015:

Wednesday

Thursday

• Girls Basketball Haven Tournament, 3 p.m.

Friday

• Girls Basketball Haven Tournament

Saturday

• Girls Basketball Haven Tournament.

• C-Team Basketball at Rose Hill.

• Wrestling at Andover, 9 a.m.

Wednesday lunch: Chicken Fried Steak, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans, banana, hot roll/jelly.

Thursday lunch: Stromboli, garden spinach salad, baby carrots, pineapple chunks.

Today’s News

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015

Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Sumner County Clerk’s 2015 election deadline filing list

School bond election 2015

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the Sumner County list released after the filing deadline today. The school board races are officially set. However, the municipalities may not be set. According to the clerk’s office, each city has three business days to bring us their filings so there could be additions between now and Friday – although Wellington’s list is set.

The “official” list will be sent Friday.

Those running for the various school board and city council races are as follows: 

Sumner County Court Docket: Jan. 27, 2015 report

Sumner County Court docket use this one

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.

These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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