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Sunday’s blog: I’m turning 50 and I haven’t died in a grisly accident

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — I’m turning 50 on Wednesday. I’m not much for birthdays, anniversaries, or reunions. It’s a cliche but “your life passing you by,” is a rather appropriate More »

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Wellington dominates Goddard Eisenhower 34-0 in a game of much adventure

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Perhaps, Wellington can just switch all its home games to Goddard Stadium. The Crusaders seem to play their best football there. Wellington buried the Goddard Eisenhower Tigers More »

School board meeting roundup

USD 353 board approves teachers contract; bonfire approved; Air Expo coming soon…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It may have been a new record. The Wellington school board and Wellington NEA signed a new negotiated teachers agreement contract for the 2014-14 calendar year. More »

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The Giver coming to Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

This week at the Regent Theater: “The Giver.” (Movie trailer is below). When: Friday 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour and 40 More »

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Garage Sales in Wellington: Sept. 12-14, 2014

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for Sept. 12-14, 2014. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section More »

Sunday’s blog: I’m turning 50 and I haven’t died in a grisly accident

Five Cueball thoughts

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — I’m turning 50 on Wednesday.

I’m not much for birthdays, anniversaries, or reunions. It’s a cliche but “your life passing you by,” is a rather appropriate reminder for such occasions.

I can’t really remember many birthdays. I remembered my 16th. They buried my grandfather that day. My mother somehow managed to get me to the drivers’ license agency on the same day so I could drive legally.

I remember my 21st… until about 11 p.m.

I don’t remember my 30th birthday but my wife and I were busy trying to make a baby at that particular time so it must have been good.

My 40th? Not a clue.

But turning 50 is a watershed moment.

26-year-old Wellington man reports of robbery assault at his home

Sumner Newscow report — During the early morning hours of Friday, September 12, 2014, Wellington Police officers were called to a home in the 600 Block South H regarding a reported home invasion.

A 26-year-old Wellington man reported to police that several unknown subjects, possibly three, had entered his home, assaulted him, tied his hands and feet together and stole various electronic items and his wallet.          

Soothing Vapors, electronic cigarette business at U.S. Post Office, is burglarized

Sumner Newscow report — During the early morning hours of Friday, September 12, 2014, Wellington police officers were called to the business, Soothing Vapors, located in the U.S. Post Office Building, for a reported theft.

Upon arrival, officers discovered that unknown subject(s) appeared to have thrown a rock through a window on the east side of the Soothing Vapor business, entered inside and removed an undisclosed amount of electronic cigarette product.

Officers have no leads at this point, but are examining video evidence from surrounding businesses.  

Oxford, 2-0, pulls off huge comeback to beat South Barber

WildcatsSumner Newscow report — Oxford pulled off a huge win Friday night, beating state ranked South Barber 60-58. The Wildcats were behind 52-36 at one point but managed to pull off a comeback for the ages.

South Barber made things look ugly for the first two quarters. The Chieftains led 20-0 at one point in the first quarter. Colter Silhan would get Oxford on the board with a 46-yard touchdown run.

Silhan added another touchdown early in the second to narrow the margin to 20-12.

But then South Barber went on a three-touchdown splurge to lead 40-12. Silhan added a 9-yard touchdown and Daelyn Haskins scored on a 70-yard run to make it 40-28 at the half. 

Wellington dominates Goddard Eisenhower 34-0 in a game of much adventure

Crusader feature score

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Perhaps, Wellington can just switch all its home games to Goddard Stadium. The Crusaders seem to play their best football there.

Wellington buried the Goddard Eisenhower Tigers 34-0 Friday in a score that may have even surprised the WHS coaches. The Crusaders at 2-0 are playing with swag.

The big victory was tempered by an injury to premiere running back Austin Dunn, who left the field in the fourth quarter with a knee injury. Nobody knows the extent of Dunn’s injury, only that he is scheduled for a medical exam sometime Monday.

The loss of Dunn will be a huge blow for the Crusaders, if he is unable to return. He is the go-to rusher to Wellington’s multi-dimensional offense that has kept the first two opponents on their heals.

Other than the Dunn injury, it was Wellington’s night. 

Caldwell on short end of 2-point game this time against Udall

Sumner Newscow report — Caldwell has played two low scoring eight-man football games in the first two weeks. The Bluejays won the first game against Central 8-6. This time the Bluejays would lose 14-12. All the points were scored in the first half.

Both teams were marred with turnovers – each committing five of them for the game.

Caldwell led 6-0 in the first quarter when Darin Ward hit Colten Ward for eight yards on a pass at 4:39 in the first.

Udall came back when Nolan Williams scored from the 10 to make it 6-6 early in the second quarter. 

Argonia/Attica Titans defeat Cedar Vale/Dexter to improve to 2-0

Sumner Newscow report — Argonia-Attica would come from behind to beat Cedar Vale-Dexter 28-26 in Argonia Friday evening.

The A&A Titans led 8-6 in the first quarter before seeing the CV-Dexter Spartans score three consecutive touchdowns to lead 26-8 going into the fourth quarter.

A&A would then rattle off 20 points in the fourth to surge to victory. The Titans are 2-0 on the season after beating Cunningham last week.

Alec McDaniel accounted for four of the Titans touchdowns and rushed for 105 yards.

Conway Springs rolls Medicine Lodge 48-6

Sumner Newscow report — Conway Springs led 14-0 at the end of the first quarter and 35-0 at the half en route to an easy 48-6 win against Medicine Lodge.

Five different Conway Springs back scored Friday night on the road. The Cardinals racked up 486 yards to Medicine Lodge’s 99.

Travis Wood had two touchdowns and 159 yards. Luke Fisher had 120 yards and two touchdowns. Jacob Winter had 47 yards and one touchdown. Ben Pauly had 44 yards and one touchdown. Luke Ebenkamp had 43 yards and one touchdown. The full stats for the game can be found here: Conway Springs – Box Score Report – 9_13_2014

Wellington-Goddard Eisenhower live tweet; week 3 football scores


USD 353 board approves teachers contract; bonfire approved; Air Expo coming soon…

School board meeting roundup

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It may have been a new record. The Wellington school board and Wellington NEA signed a new negotiated teachers agreement contract for the 2014-14 calendar year. After a 10-minute executive session, the board unanimously approved the new contract at Thursday’s meeting. The W-NEA membership had already voted in the plan.

It usually does not come this easy. Sometimes talks are stalled for several months, even bringing in a third-party negotiation source to hammer out an agreement.

Jerri Ann Fike, representative of the W-NEA, said the new money coming from the Kansas Supreme Court lawsuit helped matters with this year’s negotiations at USD 353.

USD 353 has adopted a new payment schedule for supplemental contracts – which are mostly for athletic/academic coaches, which will set up a salary schedule much like those made for teachers’ salary schedule. The Augusta school district has a similar program.

“Hopefully, that will help us maintain more of our coaches,” Fike said.

In other board news: 

J.P. Weigand to have open house on Sunday

J.P. Weigand open house

The Giver coming to Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

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

When: Friday 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: The haunting story of THE GIVER centers on Jonas (Brenton Thwaites), a young man who lives in a seemingly ideal, if colorless, world of conformity and contentment. Yet as he begins to spend time with The Giver (Jeff Bridges), who is the sole keeper of all the community’s memories, Jonas quickly begins to discover the dark and deadly truths of his community’s secret past.

Garage Sales in Wellington: Sept. 12-14, 2014

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By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for Sept. 12-14, 2014. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 
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Sports Today: Wellington Middle School teams sweep Clearwater; WHS tennis in Circle…

sports today fallby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Middle School teams were in full force this past weekend, Wellington varsity girls tennis was at Circle, plus more…

 

WMS football 

The Wellington Middle School football teams are now a combined 3-1 after sweeping Clearwater Thursday evening at Sellers Park.

The seventh grade was dominating with a 44-6 victory on a cool Thursday evening. This group is now 2-0.

The eighth grade would follow with another convincing victory. The Knights won 48-20 to improve to 1-1. 

Final phase of construction begins at Countryside Motors this week

As you’ve driven down 160 for the past few months you may have noticed the white overlay on the front of Countryside Motors.  It’s been hard not to notice since it’s been that way for a few months.

That all changes this week.  You will see dramatic changes on the front and sides of the building as the final phase of construction begins.  An all new ACM Panel System will be installed, creating a clean, new look for Countryside Motors that meets General Motor’s specifications for their dealership network.

For those of you that visit the service and parts departments this week you will also see construction in progress.  In just a few days you will have an all new service and parts department to serve you better.

To celebrate the final phase we have reduced prices on all Chevrolets, Buicks, Polaris and Hustler Mowers.   Stop in and take a look at the all new Countryside Motors.Countryside Chevy Special 9-12-14

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, September 11, 2014:

WHS Daily Bulletin: Friday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Sept. 12, 2014:

This week’s schedule: 

Friday
• Football at Goddard Eisenhower

Saturday
• C-Team VB at Chaparral 9 p.m.
• Varsity Tennis at Pratt 9 p.m.
• Cross Country at WHS 9:30
• ACT Test

Friday’s lunch: Sloppy Joe/bun, tortilla chips, sweet potato wedges, baked beans, mixed fruit.

10 things to know about Sumner County football going into week #2…

10 things to know about Sumner football

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 10 things you need to know about Sumner County football games this week:

 

1. So what is the schedule for week #2?

Week #2
Conway Springs at Medicine Lodge
Belle Plaine at Garden Plain
Caldwell at Udall
CV-Dexter at Argonia-Attica
South Barber at Oxford
Sedan at South Haven

 

2. Anything unusual from week #1? 

Daeyln Haskins

Daeyln Haskins

How about this stat: Oxford’s Daelyn Haskins had seven touchdowns including two of those on kickoff/punt returns in the Wildcats 78-42 win over South Haven in the season opener.

Haskins may have broken a school record with his seven touchdowns in one game, Oxford head coach Shawn Burkes said.

His kickoff return for a touchdown tied the state record in eight-man football. He has eight of them over his career.

Eleanor Davidson, formerly of Wellington, died Wednesday

Eleanor Davidson, wife of Jerry Davidson of Lumberton, Texas died Wednesday after a long fight with cancer.

Her services will be on Sunday, Sept. 14,2014 at the Baptist Church in Waynoka, Okla. at 2 p.m.

 

Crusader preview: Wellington to battle Goddard Eisenhower; Andrew Pelkey out for the season

Wellington- Goddard Eisenhower preview

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It has been awhile since Wellington has received really bad news on the medical front. But it got some this Wednesday.

Wellington’s strong side linebacker and all-state wrestler Andrew Pelkey is out with an ACL tear. He is most certainly out for the season in football and his senior season of wrestling is in jeopardy.

“This definitely hurts us,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “He was a leader on defense. Just a hard nosed kid, who we could count on week in and week out.”

Andrew Pelkey

Andrew Pelkey

It was not the kind of news Wellington wanted to hear going into Friday’s contest against the fast athletic Goddard Eisenhower Tigers.

To make up for the loss, Ryan is bringing in Zach Bodkins to fill the position and moving Connor Phelps to the outside.

Goddard Eisenhower is the newest school in the Wichita area – which was born just three years ago. It is a Class 5A school and plays in the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. II. 

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