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Wellington Council to send sales tax referendum to voters to help fund SRMC

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —A sales tax referendum to help Sumner Regional Medical Center will be placed on the ballot this November. By a 6-0 vote, the Wellington City Council approved More »

Crusaders around the world

2009 WHS Graduate Matt Stalcup hurls three-hit shutout for Beloit, Vermont

Editor’s Note: The following is an article written in MiLB.com by Matt Emery that was featured Aug. 20. It can also be found here. Stalcup is a 2009 Wellington High School graduate. More »

Fluoridation not on ballot

Deadlocked Wellington City Council fails to pass ordinance to put fluoridation issue on November ballot

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington City voters will not be voting this November whether or not to continue the fluoridation of municipal water. The council did not have a majority More »

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Ice bucket challenge sweeps Wellington

Ice Bucket mania inflicts Sumner County… don’t forget to donate to ALS

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If you are on social media, you can’t help but see it. People are taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s a quite simple game. You More »

Sumner Newscow accepts the ALS challenge… issues challenge to Bob Leftwich, Jon Ott, and J.C. Long

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — I have accepted the challenge from my daughter, who was representing Wellington FCA for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge which I will make my donation here. I decided to do the Ice “Tea” Bucket Challenge, which is a knock off of the old Nestea commercials of yesterday waaaaaay back when I was a kid (commercial example is below).

I have also nominated Bob Leftwich, President of Impact Bank; Jon Ott, President of Security State Bank; and J.C. Long, President of the Bank of Commerce. They have 24 to 48 hours to accept.

Will they accept my challenge? Stay tuned.

Wellington Council to send sales tax referendum to voters to help fund SRMC

Sales tax SRMC refendum

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —A sales tax referendum to help Sumner Regional Medical Center will be placed on the ballot this November.

By a 6-0 vote, the Wellington City Council approved an ordinance Tuesday asking city voters to approve an additional half-cent sales tax to help with expenses at the Wellington hospital. On the ballot it will state “one-cent sales tax,” but it will technically only be for a half cent. That’s because the current half-cent sales tax would sunset in April 2015 instead of July 2015 as originally intended. The full cent would start thereafter and be in effect for 10 years from April 2015 to April 2025.

The additional half cent sales tax if approved will raise $1.2 million annually, said Sumner Regional Medical Center Administrator Leonard Hernandez.

2009 WHS Graduate Matt Stalcup hurls three-hit shutout for Beloit, Vermont

Crusaders around the world

Editor’s Note: The following is an article written in MiLB.com by Matt Emery that was featured Aug. 20. It can also be found here. Stalcup is a 2009 Wellington High School graduate. He played two seasons for the Pittsburg Kans. Gorillas before  getting drafted by the Oakland A’s in 2013.

MiLB.com — Matt Stalcup didn’t only go the distance Tuesday, he set career highs in innings and strikeouts in the process.

Matt Stalcup in Beloit, Vermont.

Matt Stalcup in Beloit, Vermont.

The left-handed Oakland prospect went all nine frames in Class A Beloit’s 3-0 win at Peoria, scattering three hits and racking up eight strikeouts without issuing a walk. He hadn’t pitched more than six innings in a pro outing and bested his single-game strikeout mark by one.

Deadlocked Wellington City Council fails to pass ordinance to put fluoridation issue on November ballot

Fluoridation not on ballot

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington City voters will not be voting this November whether or not to continue the fluoridation of municipal water.

The council did not have a majority required to pass an ordinance which would have placed fluoridation as a referendum during the Nov. 4 general election.

The vote ended in a 3-3 deadlock with Mayor Roger Stallbaumer declining to cast the needed fourth vote to pass the ordinance. Those voting “yes” for an election vote were John Tracy, Jim Valentine and Jan Korte. Those voting “no” against putting it on the ballot was Vince Wetta, John Brand and Kelly Green.

Wellington has been fluoridating its water supply since Jan. 3, 1980 when it was passed by an ordinance. For the past 34 years, Wellington has put in one part fluoride to a million parts water. 

Wellington High School – Wednesday, Aug. 20 bulletin

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the Wellington High School daily bulletin for Aug. 20, 2014:

Lunch —  Taco Salad, Tortilla Chips with Salsa, Refried Beans, Cinnamon Puff, Pineapple Chunks and Milk.

Today’s news

•School Pictures will be on September 3.

•Just a Reminder: Students playing a fall sport must have their sports’ Fee paid before the first game.

•If you are interested in participating in cross country, please meet Coach Wallace after school at the track.

Max Earl Bretches, former Wellington athletic director, 78: Sept. 10, 1935 – Aug. 18, 2014

Max Bretches

Max Bretches

Max Earl Bretches, age 78, died Monday morning, August 18, 2014 at Kansas Medical Center in Andover, surrounded by his loving family.

Max was born on September 10, 1935 in McPherson to Stanley Bretches and Alice (Anderson) Bretches.

Max graduated from McPherson High School in 1953 and from Wichita University in 1957 where he was the football tri-captain.  His picture appeared in the 1957 Sports Illustrated issue. 

Wellington FCA girls take the challenge… Sumner Newscow gets called out…

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Three Wellington Fellowship of Christian Athletes accepted James Ginter’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Allison McCue, Maggie Fink and Ryleigh Buck were doused with water yesterday. McCue called out her father, Tracy McCue, who is publisher of the Sumner Newscow. Now the question is, will Sumner Newscow take the challenge?

Stay tuned.

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, August 19, 2014:

James Ginter (with Craig Meeker and Colton Day) challenges Wellington FCA in Ice Bucket Challenge… Will they take the challenge?

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Craig Meeker, James Ginter and Colton Day of Wellington recently took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge the other day. As a result, in one of his challenges, Ginter has challenged members of the Wellington High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Let’s see if some in the WHS FCA members have followed through…

Stay tuned.

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The new KU football uniform question

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Wellington Police Department needs your help locating the owner to this Power Washer

Lost washer

Lost washer

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  The picture above is a General 3100 PSI Power Washer recovered by Wellington Police on Friday, August 15, 2014.  If you recognize the washer or know who it belongs to, please contact the Wellington Police Department at 620-326-3331.

Help wanted: Physical Therapist at Sumner County Home Health

A physical therapist for Sumner County Home Health is needed.  Full-time, part-time, PRN and contracted options are possible.  In-county travel required.  Candidate must possess current KS PT licensure, KS Driver’s License and reliable transportation. Must pass a drug screen, criminal background check and physical.  For Complete job description contact the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N Washington, Wellington, KS.  ph 620-326-3395

Apply online at www.HRePartners.com or at the Sumner County Clerk’s Office.  Interested in contracting call 620-326-2774 and ask for Laura.  Applications close 08/22/2014. EOE

Ice Bucket mania inflicts Sumner County… don’t forget to donate to ALS

Ice bucket challenge sweeps Wellington

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — If you are on social media, you can’t help but see it. People are taking the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It’s a quite simple game. You issue a challenge to three people on video that within 24 hours they must pour a bucket of ice water over their heads.  All to help donate or provide awareness for ALS. To learn how to donate click here.

It started as a lark.. then celebrities got into the act… then people on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. started pouring cold ice water over their head as a challenge.

Now, people in Sumner County especially in Wellington are getting into the act. Yours truly counted 24 different postings Monday night of people doing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

While the rules say with the ALS ice bucket challenge is to either donate money OR get a bucket of ice water dumped on your head, others are saying people should donate AND get a bucket of ice water dumped on your head. Others can simply donate to the cause without getting water dumped on their head.

How you play the game is your business, but Sumner Newscow likes the option of charitable giving.

Here are a few things about the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and how it got started:

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 18, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Monday, August 18, 2014;

Max Bretches, an icon with WHS athletics, has died

Max Bretches

Max Bretches in the center.

 

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is with heavy hearts to report that Max Bretches, a longtime Wellington High School teacher, coach, athletic director, athletic supporter and friend to many in the community has died. We have no details but hope to have an obituary soon.

Bretches is shown above in the middle playing as a lineman for the Wichita University football team featured in the Sept. 24, 1956 edition of Sports Illustrated.

Myles Miller, Brad Stocking, Mark Erickson, Mike Morland – big winners in WGA Match Play

KO_WGC_ColorFancy01by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the results of the Wellington Match Play Championship held August 16-17.

Championship Flight:

First round - 

Claude Stanley Rice, Wellington: Feb. 3, 1931 – Aug. 17, 2014

Claude Stanley Rice

Claude Stanley Rice

Claude Stanley Rice was born on February 3, 1931 in Wellington, KS.  He died on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at the Life Care Center in Wichita, KS.

He was baptized at the First Baptist Church in Wellington.

Claude served in the United States Army from 1947 to 1950 as a Military Policeman.  He joined the Boeing Airplane Company on January 3, 1951 and retired as a General Supervisor on June 1, 1988 at the age of 57 so that he and his wife, Lucille, could spend more time together.  He beloved wife and best friend, Lucille Rice, for 43 ½ years preceded him in death on August 17, 2003.

Barbar Jons Fine Gift and Decor having tote, beach bag and sandal sales.

Barbara-Jon's-proposalby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — With the kiddies back in school, it’s about time to do something for you. How about a stopover at Barbara’s Jon’s Fine Gifts and Decors in downtown Wellington?

This week all totes, beach bags and sandals are 50 percent off. Tote bags

If you haven’t been in the store lately there is a vast array of women’s clothing, children’s clothing, and accessories. New items are coming in weekly. Karen Murray, store manager, brought in a fresh supply of merchandise from Dallas and Oklahoma City just this Monday morning.

Barbara Jon’s on 104 N. Washington is open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Fridays and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursdays. They are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.

Check for the newest specials on their facebook page here.

Call them at 620-326-6333.

Post your FREE garage sale ads here

Garage sale templete use this one

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! 

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: Aug. 11- Aug. 18, 2014

Sumner Newscow report — The following are the Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings for Aug. 11 to Aug. 18, 2014

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