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Fantastic Four showing at Wellington Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: Fantastic Four (see trailer below) Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hour 12 minutes. Movie Synopsis: FANTASTIC More »

Football scrimmage tonight

WHS volleyball/football scrimmage is set for tonight

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is always hard to pinpoint when the season officially starts for the Wellington High School Crusaders. Is it the first week of practice, is it More »

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For sale by owner: 1109 Edgewood Drive

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 1109 Edgewood Drive, Wellington, Kansas. – Beautiful newly remodeled home, three bedroom, one bathroom, one car garage. New central air conditioner. Gorgeous large kitchen. This is a must More »

Amber Schmitz in Drury

Drury Dam in south Sumner County had one colorful history

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Drury Dam, located midway between Caldwell and South Haven, has had an eventful history. Amber Schmitz, who moved to Drury as a seven-year-old, and is a More »

Wellington City Council Roundup

City Council streamlines electric rates, to continue substation

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The recently passed budget for the City of Wellington took into account a slight increase in electric rates, and some of that is offset by a More »

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Fantastic Four showing at Wellington Regent

Fantastic Four use this one

This week at the Regent Theater: Fantastic Four (see trailer below)

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

Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hour 12 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (C) Fox

2015 Wellington Hydrant Testing schedule:

logo-cityWellingtonSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The following is the schedule for the 2015 Fire Hydrant testing. The schedule will be followed as close as possible. At times, due to unforeseen circumstances, changes to the schedule will be necessary. Announcements for any changes will be made as soon as possible. Hydrant testing will start on Sunday Sept.13 and will continue on weekdays only until all of the hydrants are tested.

Crews will be trying to keep the water as clear as possible. Some “dirtying” of the water may occur in the area that is being tested. The possibility exists for adjacent areas to receive some of the “dirty” water also.

Sept. 13th –Sept. 18th, 2015: Downtown hydrants from:

WHS Daily Bulletin: Want to join the big red machine drum line?

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015:

Wednesday

•WHS Football pictures, 6 p.m.

Thursday

•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Hamburger Scrimmage, 6 p.m.

•Volleyball pictures and scrimmage, 4:15 p.m.

Friday

Nothing scheduled. 

Wellington Police Department to crack down on drunk and dangerous driving through Labor Day

Wellington Police logoSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Be warned that during the period, August 20 through Labor Day, Sept. 7, the Wellington Police Department will join almost 150 other local and state police agencies across the state in a crackdown aimed at removing drunk, drugged, and other dangerous drivers from the roadways. Known as You Drink. You Drive. You Lose.”, the enforcement is underwritten by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.

Kansas averages four injured every day, and one person killed every three days, in impairment-related crashes.  According to KDOT, if you are involved in such a crash – in any capacity – you are about two times more likely to be injured and nearly six times more likely to be seriously injured or killed than if you are involved in a crash in which alcohol or other drugs are not determined to be a factor.  The ratio of death to injury in impairment-related crashes is almost seven times higher than the death to injury ratio for non-impairment related crashes.

Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath, through the campaign, wishes to remind drivers of several things:

“First, if you’re going to drink while away from home, do it responsibly by planning ahead and lining up someone who is not going to be drinking to get you back. Don’t make the mistake of waiting until it’s time to go home to start asking around. Chances are, if you do that, you will wind up with someone who says, ‘Sure, I’m sober!’ but who may not be.

WHS volleyball/football scrimmage is set for tonight

Football scrimmage tonight

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is always hard to pinpoint when the season officially starts for the Wellington High School Crusaders. Is it the first week of practice, is it the Saturday practice scrimmage, or is it the official Crusader Club scrimmage? Or is it the first game next week at Augusta?

The Crusaders Club Scrimmage starts tonight. The festivities begin at 4 p.m. with the volleyball scrimmage in the Wellington High School gymnasium. Details are as follows:

volleyball scrimmage

Then the football players will get things rolling. The scrimmage schedule for the youth football, middle school and high school are as follows:

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wellington police notes logoWellington Police notes: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

For sale by owner: 1109 Edgewood Drive

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Kitchen at Edgewood

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 1109 Edgewood Drive, Wellington, Kansas. – Beautiful newly remodeled home, three bedroom, one bathroom, one car garage. New central air conditioner. Gorgeous large kitchen. This is a must see!  Priced at $92,000.

Call 620-440-2950 for more details. 

Drury Dam in south Sumner County had one colorful history

Amber Schmitz in Drury
Drury Hotel was a big tourism attraction at Drury Dam. But not for long after this picture was taken....

Drury Hotel was a big tourism attraction at Drury Dam. But not for long after this picture was taken….

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Drury Dam, located midway between Caldwell and South Haven, has had an eventful history. Amber Schmitz, who moved to Drury as a seven-year-old, and is a historian of the area, spoke at the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society meeting Monday to share her experience and history.

“It was a great place to grow up,” Schmitz said. “I was the only kid living in Drury and didn’t really have anyone to play with, but I enjoyed hearing the stories from the adults about the old days at Drury.”Drury Dam map

Schmitz hopes to write a book about the town that once was a full fledged community with a park, a mill, a railroad, a grade school, a community church, a broom corn field and factory, a grocery store, and a hotel.

The Chikaskia River cuts through the heart of the Drury community and has brought prosperity to the people who lived there. But the river was also its curse, bringing tragedy along with it. 

Drury was once known as the “playground of Oklahoma and Kansas,” and was a popular vacation resort. There was a hotel, dancing pavilion, bath house, boat house and several cottages. There was even a day and night bus service from Caldwell to Drury for vacationers. Some would come by train. Drury, during its heyday, was a happening town.

And the Drury Hotel was the centerpiece of the tourism community.

Argonia is ranked No. 4 in preseason Kansas Volleyball Coaches Association rankings

sports today fallSumner Newscow report — Just one Sumner County team showed up in the preseason Kansas Volleyball Coaches Association rankings released today.

Argonia was ranked No. 4 in Class 1A – Div. 2.

The full preseason rankings from Class 4A to 1A are as follows:

Class 4A – Division 1

Click on the Wellington Sears at 215 S. Washington Facebook Business page for latest specials~

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Just click on the ad to the right and it will link you to the latest specials on the Faceb0ok Business Page at Wellington Sears Hometown Store at 214 S. Washington. Also, give them a call at 620-399-7799.

Nina Vineyard, 90, Argonia: June 20, 1925 – August 25, 2015

Nina Vineyard

Nina Vineyard

Nina A. Vineyard, of Argonia, died Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at the Harper Hospital in Harper at the age of 90.

Nina was born the daughter of Sheridan and Hattie F. (Walker) Wise on Saturday, June 20, 1925 in Aurora, Missouri.

On September 10, 1946, Nina and Charles Vineyard were united in marriage in Hiawatha. Together they celebrated 39 years of marriage before his death.

Survivors include her son, Wayne Vineyard and his wife Kim of Wichita; son, Russell Vineyard of Washington D.C.; grandchildren: Wayne Vineyard, Jr. and his wife Sarah of Argonia, Brian Vineyard of Ellsworth and Amanda Hernandez of Wichita; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild along with many nieces and nephews.  

City Council streamlines electric rates, to continue substation

Wellington City Council Roundup

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The recently passed budget for the City of Wellington took into account a slight increase in electric rates, and some of that is offset by a tax increase that was passed last week. Tuesday, during a work session at the Public Safety Building, the city council tweaked the rate system more. Unfortunately for electric customers, future rate increases are not out of the question.

The council members agreed to some adjustments in principle and will likely vote on them at the next regular meeting set for next Tuesday.

Council members also decided to go ahead with the electric substation project that has been in the works. Westar is a partner with Wellington in the project, and is paying for most of the several million dollar project. The substation would make power outages more rare, and that would help big industrial customers. It could also make residential power more reliable. The city will finance its portion through a bond issue and it will mean an increase of a few dollars on monthly electric bills.

Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce holds grand opening of new office

Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce holds grand opening.

Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce holds grand opening.

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce held its grand opening of its new office complex at Memorial Auditorium at 208 North Washington.

The public was invited to a reception and tour of the new facilities that once was the location for the Wellington Fitness Center.

The full story of the move from 207 S. Washington to Memorial can be found here

Hillside Baptist Church hosting Community Block Party on Sept. 2

Hillside Baptist ChurchSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Hillside Baptist Church will be hosting a Community Block Party, Wednesday, Sept. 2 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Sellers Park.

The church will have over 20 carnival games, food, bounce house, train ride,  dunk tank, face painting, and much much more.

The intent is to offer safe environment for the family to come out and enjoy an evening together. The carnival games will be FREE to play and they will also receive a ticket for a free hot dog and popcorn. 

There will also be a concession stand with hot dogs, chips, pop, snow cones, cotton candy for a minimum charge

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wellington police notes logoWellington Police notes for Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WHS Daily Bulletin: New baseball coach to hold meeting Thursday

WHS Daily bulletin

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015:

Wednesday

•WHS Football pictures, 6 p.m.

Thursday

•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Hamburger Scrimmage, 6 p.m.

•Volleyball pictures, 4:15 p.m.

Friday

Nothing scheduled.

Today’s Lunch– Taco Salad, Tortilla Chips with Salsa, Refried Beans, Cinnamon Puff, Pineapple Tidbits and Milk

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Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The immigration question

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USD 353 to hold work session Wednesday afternoon

USD school board meeting reportSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The USD 353 Board of Education will hold a work session Wednesday, August 26, at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room at the USD 353 Central Office located at 221 S. Washington, Wellington, Kansas.

The Board will meet with representatives from PBA Architects and Walz, Harmon, Huffman Construction Company. The Board will not take action at this meeting. 

Theurer Auction/Realty online personal property auction going on now

Theurer Auction logo finalTheurer Auction auction featurePERSONAL PROPERTY – FURNITURE, GLASSWARE, KITCHENWARE, AND LOTS MISC ITEMS

ONLINE PERSONAL PROPERTY AUCTION  – VINTAGE AND MODERN FURNITURE AND HOUSEHOLD ITEMS. Theurer Hide-a-bed

Follow the link the online auction for a complete list and pictures of all items. 

http://theurer.hibid.com/catalog/63155/personal-property—furniture–glassware–kitchenware–misc?tab=0

Auction ends Thursday, August 24, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Pickup is on Friday, August 28, 2016  from 4 to 8 p.m. at 308 N. C Street, Wellington. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Auditions for All-School play will begin today

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015:

Tuesday

Nothing scheduled.

Wednesday

•WHS Football pictures, 6 p.m.

Thursday

•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Hamburger Scrimmage, 6 p.m.

•Volleyball pictures, 4:15 p.m.

Today’s Lunch– Chicken Fry Z’s, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Fresh Broccoli, Peaches, Hot Roll and Milk. 

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