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Week #9 score

Wellington ends season with 19-0 loss to Ulysses; finishes year at 5-4

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the fourth year in a row, Wellington will be on the outside looking in of the Class 4A playoffs after losing to Ulysses 19-0 Friday More »

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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” More »

Crusaders Week 9A game

Rose Hill upsets Mulvane 28-22; Wellington can take district with Ulysses

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Class 4A Division 1 District 7 has officially become the craziest district in Kansas. Tonight, Rose Hill upset Mulvane 28-22. What does that mean? Wellington More »

Wellington-Ulysses preview

Wellington to take long trip to Ulysses with still a playoff berth on the line

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The trip to Ulysses has loomed all season. And couple that with a stunning 14-7 loss to Mulvane, and a massive number of injuries, Halloween night More »

7th grade triumph

For the Wellington 7th grade team, 2014 had little go wrong

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is hard not to like the Wellington seventh grade football team — unless you are an opponent. In 2014, the seventh Knights were 7-0. They More »

Wellington ends season with 19-0 loss to Ulysses; finishes year at 5-4

Week #9 score

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the fourth year in a row, Wellington will be on the outside looking in of the Class 4A playoffs after losing to Ulysses 19-0 Friday night on cold windy night in western Kansas.

In a gutsy effort by a depleted Wellington roster, the Crusaders saw their playoff hopes fade away in the fourth quarter when Ulysses pieced together two touchdown drives.

The Crusaders, who sniffed the end zone all night but could not get in, would effectively end their season on a screen pass that fell short inside the 20 with a little more than two minutes to play.

If defense can’t win you a championship, it can bring you at least respectability. Ian Rudzik, who is getting offers from Kansas State, Oklahoma State and others, was held below 100 yards by the stingy Crusader defense. 

Live Wellington-Ulysses tweet; week #9


Don’t forget about Countryside Motors All Day event!

The staff of the Countryside Motors were dressed for Halloween this morning.

The staff of the Countryside Motors were dressed for Halloween this morning.

Don’t forget to come out to the Countryside Motors for the all day even. Prizes will be award for age groups: 0-3 years, 4-10 years, 11-14 years. Adults can sign up for additional drawings.

There’s tons of fun for everyone! 

Trick or Treat down the street begins at 4 p.m. today

Sumner Newscow report — Don’t forget to participate in the Trick or Treat Down the Street in downtown Wellington this Friday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m.

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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!

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, October 30

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, October 30, 2014:

Argonia-Attica completes perfect season; Caldwell to advance

Sumner Newscow report —  Argonia-Attica and Caldwell will be representing Sumner County in the playoffs.

The Titans completed a perfect season with a 54-8 victory over South Barber. With that, Caldwell qualified for the playoffs after beating Norwich 54-6. See stats of game here: Caldwell-Norwich stats.

The schedule for Tuesday night will see Caldwell travel to Chetopa and Argonia-Attica hosting Southern Coffey County. See Class 8-man Div. II playoff bracket here.

In other Sumner County news: 

Conway Springs is stunned by Chaparral; plays Collegiate in 1st round

Conway Springs Cardinals

Conway Springs Cardinals

Sumner Newscow report — Who saw this coming? Conway Springs was stunned by Chaparral 27-19. It was the first regular season loss by a Conway Springs football team since Oct. 5, 2012 when the Cardinals lost to Garden Plain 41-21. Conway Springs up until Thursday night had a 20-game regular season winning streak.

This loss couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Cardinals. Conway Springs not only lost the Central Plains League championship, it also is District runner-up. It will now travel to Wichita Collegiate on Tuesday. If it had won it would have hosted Leon-Bluestem. See 3A bracket here.

The trip to Harper County was a difficult one for the Cardinals. Chaparral would build a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. The Roadrunner running back scored two touchdowns on Adam Clark runs of 7 and 5 yards. But Conway Springs came roaring back. Luke Fisher would score on a 5-yard run and Ben Pauly would follow with a 6-yard score. A missed PAT was all that separated the two teams at the 4:29 mark 14-13. 

Rose Hill upsets Mulvane 28-22; Wellington can take district with Ulysses

Crusaders Week 9A game

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Class 4A Division 1 District 7 has officially become the craziest district in Kansas. Tonight, Rose Hill upset Mulvane 28-22.

What does that mean? Wellington can now win this district with a victory in Ulysses. It can make the playoffs provided it loses by 10 points or less.

Mulvane and Rose Hill played on a Thursday. The Rockets would win to improve to 1-2. Mulvane would fall to 1-2. This means if Wellington wins over Ulysses that would put the Crusaders at 2-1 tied with the Tigers at 2-1. But that would give Wellington the tiebreaker because it would have the head-to-head victory over Ulysses. 

Greg Orman, Paul Davis pass through Wellington Thursday morning

Kansas U.S. Senator candidate Greg Orman was in Wellington today.

Kansas U.S. Senator candidate Greg Orman was in Wellington today

Sumner Newscow report — Greg Orman, the Independent Candidate for the U.S. Senate seat, swung through Wellington Thursday afternoon. Earlier in the day Kansas Gubernatorial Candidate Paul Davis made an appearance in Wellington.

Both challengers are in heated battles against Republican incumbents. Orman is an Independent candidate for the U.S. Senate battling Pat Roberts, a Republican incumbent. Davis, a Democrat candidate for governor, is trying to unseat Republican incumbent Sam Brownback.

The election will be held Tuesday. Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. 

Wellington to take long trip to Ulysses with still a playoff berth on the line

Wellington-Ulysses preview

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The trip to Ulysses has loomed all season.

And couple that with a stunning 14-7 loss to Mulvane, and a massive number of injuries, Halloween night could be frightful for the Wellington football team. But despite everything, this one undeniable fact remains. Wellington is still in the playoff hunt.

OK, the Crusaders do need some help. Most likely they need to win and do so by a certain number of points. They also have to become Rose Hill fans tomorrow – because of a convoluted district playoff point system.  We explained it all in another article here.

The Crusaders will also have to deal with a running back named Ian Rudzik. He is 6-2, 220 pound, junior, who has run for 1,718 yards this season – which would be already be close to a Wellington rushing record. Last week he throttled Rose Hill with 263 yards. The week before he had 186 yards against Mulvane.

But Wellington head football coach Tyler Ryan made an important point. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014:

Thursday

• JV Scholars’ Bowl at Augusta 4 p.m.

• Scholars’ Bowl at Wichita- Independent  4 p.m.

Friday

• Football at Ulysses.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Help wanted: Wheat Capitol Manor accepting applications for maintenance supervisor

Wellington Housing Authority aka Wheat Capitol Manor, is accepting applications for a Maintenance Supervisor position.  Considerable knowledge of materials, methods, tools, and equipment used in building and remodeling is required.  Plumbing, carpentry and electrical skills are essential.  The ability to make decisions, supervise maintenance staff, make sound judgments, and possess organizational skills is imperative.  A minimum of 4 years maintenance experience in building and grounds repairs are also required.  Wage commensurate with experience.  Background check will be performed.  Benefits include KPERS, vacation an accrued sick leave and health insurance benefits.  EOE. For application/job description visit Wheat Capitol Manor, Wellington, Kansas 67152; 620-326-5821.  wellhous@sutv.com

For the Wellington 7th grade team, 2014 had little go wrong

7th grade triumph

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is hard not to like the Wellington seventh grade football team — unless you are an opponent.

In 2014, the seventh Knights were 7-0. They had great skilled players, great line, great depth, great work ethic, and great attitudes. And they won every game except one by at least 20 points.

They are your 2014 Pioneer League Champions.

So what will the future look like? We have been here before, great Wellington Middle School teams which for whatever reason can’t achieve similar success in high school.

“I don’t think there are any guarantees,” said Wellington seventh grade head coach Mitch McComb, who is in his seventh year. “But I like the depth of this particular group. In other classes I coached, I may have had three or four standout players. This group has a lot more ‘good’ football players.”

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The major Sumner County election races

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The following are four polls on races of consequences on next Tuesday’s Sumner County election ballot. We asked who you would vote for as governor last week. You could still vote here.

This is an unscientific poll. Use the poll results at your own discretion.

Who will you vote for Kansas U.S. Senator?

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Who will you vote for Kansas Secretary of State?

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Who will you vote for State Treasurer?

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Wellington voters only - Will you vote for a one cent sales tax to fund SRMC; sunset current half-cent

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Erma Berrie, 83, Oxford: Dec. 10, 1930 – Oct. 26, 2014

Erma Berrie

Erma Berrie

Erma Berrie, 83, of Oxford died on October 26, 2014 at her home in Oxford.

Memorial Services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Thursday, October 30, 2014 at Oxford Funeral Service Chapel. No visitation is scheduled. A memorial has been established with the Oxford Friendship Center and the Cowley County Humane Society. Contributions can be left with the funeral home. For further information or to leave a condolence please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com

Erma Laurel (Alexander) Berrie was born December 10, 1930 the daughter of John Melvin and Laurel Marie (Peters) Alexander in Winfield, Kansas. She went to Mt. Zion rural school as a young child and later graduated from Oxford High School in 1948. Erma later attended the Colorado Women’s College from 2 years before graduating from Denver University with a degree in business.

KanOkla is seeking a full time customer consultant

kanokla networks new logo 10-29-14KanOkla, a leader in the rural telecommunications industry, is seeking a full time customer consultant. This position requires someone that is self-motivated and works well within a team providing exceptional customer service.

Responsibilities include answering customer questions by phone or in person, accepting payments, and assisting new customers; assisting marketing with direct mail, monthly bill inserts, typing content on websites, working as a contributing member of our KanOkla team.

 

Successful candidates should possess the following:

Kenneth Henry, 71, Caldwell: January 4, 1943 – Oct. 27, 2014

Ken Henry

Ken Henry

Kenneth Lavern Henry was born as the only surviving triplet to Earl and Lucille Henry on January 4, 1943 at Snyder, Oklahoma and died October 27, 2014 at his home in Caldwell, Kansas.  He graduated from high school at Mangum, Oklahoma in the class of 1961.  During high school he was employed by M. E. Moses Variety Store chain in his home town.

In 1961 he was united in marriage to Carol Ball which later resulted in divorce.  In 1963 he entered the Army and served in the 1st Battalion 245th Armor Division at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  After his service he returned to work for M. E. Moses Co. and served as manager of various stores including Mangum, Borger, Texas and several of their stores in Dallas and Garland, Texas.  He remained as their employee until 1977 when he moved to Caldwell.

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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