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Wellington Citywide Garage Sales for this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here are the Citywide Garage Sales we have for this weekend. Garage Sales come rain or shine. Again, if you need to advertise your citywide garage More »

Sumner County Court docket use this one

Sumner Court Docket: April 28, 2016 report

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 More »

God's Not Dead 2

God’s Not Dead 2 is playing at Wellington Regent this weekend

This week at the Regent Theater: God’s Not Dead 2 (see trailer below). Schedule: Friday 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Saturday will 6 p.m. as part of the Coffee Shop More »

Crusader nights

Wellington Police Department receives S.A.F.E. award

Click on picture for larger view of students. by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Seat belts save lives, and Wellington High School Resource Officer James Yunker and 62 Wellington High School students have More »

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Thirteen families near Mayfield will be getting bottled water from the city of Wellington

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Beginning May 1, the 13 families near Mayfield will be getting bottled water from the city of Wellington, after the council approved an agreement between the More »

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T.D. Barbecue will be selling ribs at the Beta Sigma Phi Pub Crawl Saturday

T.D. Barbecue

THE BETA SIGMA PHI PUB CRAWL IS THIS SATURDAY IN WELLINGTON AND TD.’S BARBECUE WILL BE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION TO SUPPLY ANY THIRSTY CRAWLERS AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE A SPECIAL OF ONE HALF SLAB OF RIBS, CHOICE OF TWO SIDES AND A DRINK FOR $10.99! 

Also, there will be the regular menu items.
Just look for the Pink truck!

Wellington receives .8 inches Friday, 5.9 for month.

Newscow precipation reportSumner Newscow report — According to our latest rain gauge report, the last storm that blew through yesterday contained .8 inches of rain fall in Wellington. That goes with the 1.0 inches of rain on Tuesday. For the month of April, Wellington has received 5.9 inches of rain. In 2016 so far, Welington has received 9.6 inches of rain. 

2016 annual Chisholm Trail Festival to be held May 6-7 in Caldwell

Chisholm Trail Festival logoSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — YEE HAW!!  Ya’ll rustle up yur family and friends and head  on down to Caldwell May 6-7 for the 2016 Annual Chisholm Trail Festival.  It promises to be a boot-stompin’ good time!

The fun begins Friday evening May 6th with the “Saloon Shuffle Pub Crawl”.  Teams of 4 -6  will travel along a designated route of 4 establishments (Mag’s Redlight Bar & Grill, Sugar Sisters, Joe B’s Border Queen Saloon and Richards’ Last Chance Bar & Grill) partaking of each establishment’s fine “offerings” while  completing a series of feats and/or  challenges  before  moving on to the next  designated establishment.   Registration for the event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Mag’s (corner of Main and Central) with start time of 8:00 p.m.  (small entry fee to participate)  Participation points will be gathered along the way with prizes to be awarded at the final destination.

Circle the wagons back downtown Saturday morning, May 7th for a full day of exciting events from sun-up to sun-down.   Saturday’s schedule starts bright and early with a whole passel of events beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Kick off the day with a fresh, hot kolache at the Kolache Kitchen and browse through the wares at Nostalgia Nook located at 4 N Main.  Local merchants will be “takin’ it to the streets” as they  bring their sale items  outside for a sidewalk sale  while others will be offerin’  up plenty of  good  bargains inside as well.    The Chisholm Trail Festival  Arts & Craft Show will have a  wide range of  booths set up  in and around Heritage Park,  with over 35 vendors  on hand  offering  everything from pottery to jewelry to baked goods to hand-crafted items- just to name a few of the goodies you’ll find. 

Big Cheese taking applications for potential employees

Help Wanted adHELP WANTED AT BIG CHEESE PIZZA – NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS.  APPLY IN PERSON AT 324 N. WASHINGTON –  ASK FOR CURT (NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE).Big Cheese logo

Wellington Swim team parent’s meeting is Sunday

Ashtyn Sowersby in the butterfly.

Ashtyn Sowersby in the butterfly.

Sumner Newscow report — There will be a Wellington Swim Team parents meeting which will be Sunday, May 1, at  4 p.m. at the Rec Center.  This is a great way for parents to learn about swim team to see if this is something that their kids would enjoy.

Read one of Bliss Baird’s article from last year to see what swim team is all about. 

Wellington track meet has been cancelled

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington High School track meet for today has been cancelled. Sports schedule weather change rainout

Wellington baseball, softball teams travel to Winfield to get sweeps

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Make it a clean sweep for the Wellington baseball and softball teams in Winfield Thursday afternoon at the Broadway Sports Complex.

The Crusader baseball team would defeat the Vikings 5-2 in game one before destroying Winfield in game two 15-0.

The WHS girls softball team swept Winfield aside, 8-5 and 8-3.

In the boys game, after three scoreless innings, Wellington would score in the fourth and fifth inning. The Vikings scored their only two runs of the game in the bottom of the fifth to close the gap to 4-2. But in the final inning, Wellington would score one run to preserve the win.

Both teams had six hits and two errors. Connor Phelps went 2 of 4, singling in the fourth and doubling in the seventh. Cameron Bartelson had an RBI double and Chevy Nuss had an RBI single.

The Spring Smorgasbord in Mayfield this Saturday raises money for Church and missions

Mayfield SmorgasbordSpecial to Sumner Newscow — Since 1973, the Community of Mayfield has hosted two annual events that benefit the Mayfield Federated Church:  The Spring Smorgasbord and the Fall Lord’s Acre Dinner and Auction. 

The purpose of these programs is to raise money for the Church and missions, both local and global.  These types of celebrations were first introduced into Kansas in 1953 by S. Ben Finley, who at that time was pastor of the Tisdale Methodist Church of rural Winfield. Rev. Finley had no particular guidelines, but thought out the process, step by step.

When asked if this had any scriptural foundation, Rev. Finley turned to the Old Testament. References from Exodus and Leviticus gave the background for bringing the “first fruits” of harvest. It is a means of teaching stewardship whereby we share out time, our talents and our possessions with God.

Wellington Citywide Garage Sales for this weekend…

Citywide garage sale

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here are the Citywide Garage Sales we have for this weekend. Garage Sales come rain or shine. Again, if you need to advertise your citywide garage sale, just post the information in the comment section below.

Happy bargain hunting!

Wellington Middle School to be dismissed at 1 p.m. on Friday

Wellington KnightsSumner Newscow reminderSumner Newscow report — Wellington Middle School will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on Friday, April 29 due to fifth grade orientation. 

Pig Shack BBQ has Chicken Fried Steak as its featured special

Pigshack 4-28-16 Chicken Fried correction

Sumner Court Docket: April 28, 2016 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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Phil Nix is getting settled as new executive director at Wheat Capital Manor

Phil Nix

Phil Nix

by James Jordan, Sumner NewscowPhil Nix is getting settled in as the new executive director at Wheat Capitol Manor, an independent living center with 90 residents at 400 South C Street in Wellington.

Nix replaces Melissa Hamlin, who resigned in February of this year.

The manor operates under the stipulations of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and follows federal guidelines through HUD. The authority board is designated by the city council to oversee the operation. Hamlin had been executive director for 10 years.

The manor had some controversy late in 2014 and into 2015 with disagreements between Hamlin and the board, and several board members resigned at that time.

Dixie Kay Bright, 68, Wellington: Nov. 15, 1947 – April 26, 2016

Dixie Kay Bright, age 68, of Wellington, died Tuesday evening, April 26, 2016 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Dixie Kay (McQain) Bright was born on November 15, 1947 in Wellington to Eli McQain and Geneva (Baughman) McQain.

Dixie was a retired bus driver for the Naples, Fla. school district.  She had lived in Naples, FL for several years before moving back to Wellington last summer.

Georgia Jeanne Meyer, 90, Wellington: July 3, 1925 – April 22, 2016

Georgia J. Meyer

Georgia J. Meyer

Georgia Jeanne Meyer, age 90, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, died Friday afternoon, April 22, 2016. She was surrounded by her daughters and family. Georgia worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for 42 years and retired in 1981.

Georgia J. (Shields) Meyer was born July 3, 1925 in Wellington, KS to Sidney J. Shields and Malinda (Schultz) Shields. Georgia grew up and lived in Wellington her entire life. She graduated from Wellington High School with the class of 1943.

On September 3, 1946 in Wellington, Georgia married Dale Duane Meyer, beginning a 69 year union filled with joy, friendship and happiness. Together they raised three daughters. He preceded her in death on September 3, 2015 on their 69th Anniversary.

Georgia’s lifelong needlepoint and embroidery hobby resulted in many years of beautiful gifts that will be cherished by family and friends.

God’s Not Dead 2 is playing at Wellington Regent this weekend

God's Not Dead 2

This week at the Regent Theater: God’s Not Dead 2 (see trailer below).

Schedule: Friday 7 p.m.; Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.; Saturday will 6 p.m. as part of the Coffee Shop No. 7 celebration.   

Rated: PG (for some thematic elements). Time: 2 hours 1 minute.

Movie Synopsis: A high-school teacher (Melissa Joan Hart) fights for the right to discuss Jesus in her public classroom. This sequel to the 2014 faith-based box office hit God’s Not Dead also stars Jesse Metcalfe, David A.R. White and Ray Wise.

Wellington Police Department receives S.A.F.E. award

Crusader nights
Wellington S.A.F.E. students.

Wellington S.A.F.E. students.

Click on picture for larger view of students.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Seat belts save lives, and Wellington High School Resource Officer James Yunker and 62 Wellington High School students have been actively relaying this message as part of the “Seat belts Are For Everyone” program.

 The Wellington Police Department recently received an award at the S.A.F.E. conference in Topeka, for being the best law enforcement agency for a small agency in the state of Kansas.

“Wellington is the only school actively participating in the program in Sumner County,” Yunker said.

The S.A.F.E. program is offered to Kansas school districts as part of an educational program through the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office.

“The program starts at the beginning of the school year,” Yunker said. “The members of S.A.F.E., who are also S.A.D.D. members, do a pre-survey of who is wearing seat belts at the high school.”

Woods Park has reopened

logo-cityWellingtonSumner Newscow report — The flooding water from Tuesday’s storm has receded and Woods Park in Wellington is now open. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Deadline to order WHS Yearbook is tomorrow

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, April 28, 2016:

Thursday

Baseball at Winfield.

Softball at Winfield.

JV Golf at Tex Consolver.

JV Tennis at McPherson.

Golf at Hesston Golf Park.

Senior Interviews.

Friday

Track at WHS.

Today’s lunch Italian Pasta Bake, Green Pepper Strips, Steamed Carrots, Mixed Fruit, Brownie, Hot Roll and Milk.

Thursday’s lunch Chicken and Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Pineapple Chunks, Hot Roll and Milk.

Today’s News:

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, April 27, 2016WPD Wellington police notes logo

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