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This week at the Regent

Noah being shown at the Wellington Regent this weekend

This week at the Regent Theater: “Noah” (Movie trailer is below). When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hours, 19 minutes. Movie Synopsis: Russell More »

Olivia Sneed signs with Ohio State

Olivia Sneed, daughter of Jeff and Neena Sneed of Wellington, signs to play tennis at Ohio State

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Olivia Sneed, the daughter of Jeff and Neena Sneed of Wellington, has just signed a scholarship to play women’s tennis for the Ohio State University Buckeyes. More »

Easter in Wellington

Easter Egg Hunts, Easter services make for a big weekend; Churches advertise your Easter schedule

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There are several Easter activities for this weekend in Wellington. Church members or priests/pastors please note if you want to advertise your Easter activities, do so More »

Citywide garage sale

Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is set for Saturday, April 26; Post your FREE garage sale here

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is slated for Saturday, April 26. And the world needs to know you are having one for that weekend. Go ahead More »

Crusader girls sweep Andale

Wellington girls softball team sweep Andale/Garden Plain; boys not as fortunate

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls softball team got its first double-header win of the season and it came at the end of the hands of Andale/Garden Plain. The More »

Lori Milton, 38, Blackwell, Okla.: April 21, 1975 – April 15, 2014

Lori Martin

Lori Martin

Lori Yvonne Uchiyama Milton of Blackwell, Okla. died Tuesday, April 15th at the age of 38.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, April 23rd at 6:30 PM at the South Haven Community Building in South Haven, Kansas.
Lori was born on April 21, 1975, in Wichita, Kansas, to Karen Hull Nagel and Ryan Uchiyama.

She was a new baby sister to Paul Newhouse.

Noah being shown at the Wellington Regent this weekend

This week at the Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: “Noah” (Movie trailer is below).Noah

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

Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hours, 19 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: Russell Crowe stars as Noah in the film inspired by the epic story of courage, sacrifice and hope. Directed by visionary filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (c) Paramount

Olivia Sneed, daughter of Jeff and Neena Sneed of Wellington, signs to play tennis at Ohio State

Olivia Sneed signs with Ohio State

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Olivia Sneed, the daughter of Jeff and Neena Sneed of Wellington, has just signed a scholarship to play women’s tennis for the Ohio State University Buckeyes.

Sneed will be a 2014 Shawnee Mission East graduate in May. She was the Class 6A Kansas singles state champion last fall after going undefeated throughout the season and defeating Lawrence Free State’s Alexis Czapinski.

Sneed attended Wellington Middle School, before her freshman year. She then transferred to Shawnee Mission East High School in the mornings and trained at Kansas City United Tennis Academy in the afternoon. KCUT is considered one of the top college tennis preparatory academies in the nation.

She is currently the No. 1 ranked girls tennis player in Kansas and is No. 21 nationally on the Tennis Recruiting Network recruiting list. Her RPI is 64.5, 17th nationally. She has a 33-13 club tennis record for a 71.7 percent winning percentage. She is ranked anywhere from 16 to 24 nationally on various national tennis rankings, Jeff Sneed said. 

WHS Valedictorian Ben DeJarnett receives $18,277 annual scholarship to Ottawa University

Ben DeJarnett

Ben DeJarnett

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ben DeJarnett, a Valedictorian for the 2014 Wellington High School class of 2014, has received a scholarship that will be $18,277 a year to Ottawa University.

DeJarnett, the son of Shawn and Kristen DeJarnett, was invited and competed in the Top Scholars Competition at Ottawa University on March 1st.  In preparation for said competition, WHS Principal Dale Adams coordinated mock interviews for Ben to simulate the competition.  The interview panels were comprised of volunteers from school personnel and community members.

Based upon his credentials and performance at the competition, DeJarnett was awarded a Provost Scholarship at Ottawa University, which is a 75 percent tuition paid over his four years.  Based upon 2014-1015 tuition, this scholarship will be $18,277.00, per academic year.  He has accepted this scholarship and will be attending Ottawa in the fall.

Edgar “Leon” Stewart, Wellington: Dec. 15, 1947 – April 17, 2014

Leon Stewart

Leon Stewart

Edgar “Leon” Stewart died on April 17th, 2014 after a brief battle with lung cancer.

Leon was born on December 15, 1947 in Mayfield growing up with his sisters: Barbara and Maxine. Leon worked in the aircraft industry for more than 30 years becoming exceptional in his skill craft. Leon was a GOD fearing man who displayed great integrity to those who knew him. He enjoyed road trips with friends, riding motorcycles, hunting, fishing and teaching. Leon taught some valuable lessons to his five boys: Corby, Michael, Titus, Shay and Caleb. His most important lesson was “Take care of your family.”

Leon is survived by his wife of more than 32 years, Bobbie Stewart, sister; Maxine, his five sons listed above and his grandchildren: Deric, Briawna, Abigail, Chloe, Madison, Tanner, Tatum, Sheadyn, Loudyn, Gage and Greyson. Leon will be missed but never forgotten. 

Easter Egg Hunts, Easter services make for a big weekend; Churches advertise your Easter schedule

Easter in Wellington

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There are several Easter activities for this weekend in Wellington. Church members or priests/pastors please note if you want to advertise your Easter activities, do so in the “comment” section below.

The following are just some of the Easter Egg activities in the area for which we have at this time.

 

Saturday

Aviator Church Wellington Egg Hunt at Woods Park — 10 a.m, ages 0-12, $100 cash prize (for parents), inflatables, 25,000 eggs.

Beat the lines and preregister at http://wellingtonegghunt.com/

Wellington City Wide Easter Egg Hunt – Noon at Hargis Creek – sponsored by Kimball Insurance.

Orschelen Discount Store will be holding an Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m. for kids ages 1-10 inside the store. There will be 1,800 eggs that will include wooden eggs with special prizes.

Wellington police notes: Thursday, April 17, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, April 17, 2014:

Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is set for Saturday, April 26; Post your FREE garage sale here

Citywide garage sale

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is slated for Saturday, April 26. And the world needs to know you are having one for that weekend. Go ahead and post your garage sale for the citywide garage sale in the “comment” section below. If you have a garage sale THIS weekend, advertise in the garage sale section in the previous post. We will remind the shopping troops periodically.

Happy bargain selling and hunting!

Highway Diner 81 is open in the former building of A&W Restaurant

New sign Highway Diner

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A new sign has been erected at the restaurant formerly known as A&W Restaurant. The new digs is called “Highway Diner 81″ . This billboard was put in place today. Look for the newly black painted roof. 

Wellington girls softball team sweep Andale/Garden Plain; boys not as fortunate

Crusader girls sweep Andale

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls softball team got its first double-header win of the season and it came at the end of the hands of Andale/Garden Plain.

The Wellington boys baseball team fell to defeat to Andale-Garden Plain 10-0 and 10-2.

The game were delayed for two games due to the cold, snowy weather on Monday.  Wellington travels to Winfield next Monday.

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Girls pick up wins

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 26, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, April 16, 2014:

Wellington/Sumner County Drug Task Force arrests five

Sumner drug arrests

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington/Sumner County Drug Task Force consisting of officers from the Wellington Police Department and Sumner County Sheriff’s Office have completed a series of narcotic investigations.

These investigations have been ongoing since June 2013. Through the course of these investigations the following individuals have been arrested for various drug offenses:

Wellington Community Theater holding tryouts for “Murder At the Midnight Hour”

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Play producers at the Wellington Community Theater are holding auditions for “Murder At The Midnight Hour” – an interactive murder mystery and dinner theater to be produced in June. The tryouts will be Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at the old junior high at 311 North A Street.

•Auditioning for cast member and servers;

•Adults age 17 and older may addition;

•Be ready to show off your improv skills.

Country music star Collin Raye to perform at Wellington’s Memorial Auditorium May 17

Collin Raye coming to Wellington

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Collin Raye, a country music singer who had a string of chart-topping hits between 1991 through 2007, will be performing at Wellington’s Memorial Auditorium on Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m.

Mark Bowling of Derby will be the opening act at 6:30 p.m. that will include his hit song ‘Fly Again.’

The show is being co-sponsored through KWLS 107.9 FM, the city of Wellington, Wellington Recreation Commission and Impact Bank in Wellington.

Tickets for this event are available through the WRC at 202 S. Jefferson in Wellington, or on the websites: www.kwlsradio.com, www.wellingtonrec.com. Ticket prices are $20 general admission, $40 premiere seating night of the show. If purchased by advanced with a half off coupon it will be $10 general admission, $20 for premier seating.

Help wanted: City of Wellington looking for a Sanitation Collector

The City of Wellington is currently taking applications for the position of Sanitation Collector involving refuse collection and requiring manual labor in all weather conditions.  High School graduate or GED.  Salary range is $9.53 to $13.82 DOQ.  Please apply on-line at www.HRePartners.com or to the City Clerk, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152 by 5 p.m., April 30, EOE, Drug-free workplace.

Wellington-Andale baseball, softball games made up today; Wellington track athletes go to Belle Plaine; tennis team places 4th in Collegiate

Sports todaySumner Newscow results — The Wellington-Andale baseball and softball games at Andale have been rescheduled for today. The girls will play at 5 p.m. tonight while the boys start at 4 p.m. In other news, the Wellington track team participated in the Belle Plaine Track Invitational on Tuesday.

The Wellington boys took fourth while the girls finished second.

The WHS track athletes who placed:

Boys: 

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, April 15, 2014:

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: What should be the next city street project?

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Phil White moves home to join KLEY-KWME-KKLE

Phil White

Phil White

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — A familiar voice has returned to the airwaves in Sumner and Cowley Counties.

Wellington native Phil White has joined KLEY and KWME Radio in Wellington and KKLE Radio in Winfield as program and news director. He takes over the role left open when longtime operations manager Travis Turner passed away in February.

White is excited to return to the stations where his broadcast journalism career began 13 years ago.

“I’ve had the chance to work with great people at great Kansas radio and television stations,” White said. “Every door to each of those opportunities was opened by the lessons I learned here after Travis gave me my first job when I was just 16. I hope taking this job lets me provide other young people that same opportunity.”

Tina Sue Mannon, 46, Burden: July 13, 1967 – April 11, 2014

Tina Mannon

Tina Mannon

Tina Sue Mannon, of Burden, died Friday, April 11, 2014 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita at the age of 46.

Tina was born the daughter of Lee Roy and Charlene (Millen) Mannon on Thursday, July 13, 1967 in Winfield.

Tina has worked for many years in Winfield. She first worked at the State Hospital and later transferred to the Kansas Veterans Home.

Survivors include her two daughters: Shannon Mannon and Caitlin Mannon of Burden, mother, Charlene Mannon of Burden, two sisters: Michele Mannon of Burden and Christie Weber and her husband Leonard of Burden along with several nephews and a niece. Tina was especially fond of her great-nieces and nephews and enjoyed anytime she spent with them.

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