Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Aquatic Center, which was scheduled to open today, will not open due to the wet conditions. The pool is expected to open on Memorial Day.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington will be taking six athletes in seven events to the Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita next weekend. The Crusaders traveled west to More »
Sumner Newscow report — There will be Memorial Day Service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery on Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m. The featured speaker will be Vietnam Veteran Jim Valentine. The order More »
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — “Oxford is going to state.” Not since 2006 can an Oxford baseball team make such a claim. Thursday afternoon at the Broadway Sports Complex in Winfield More »
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for May 22 to May 24 2015. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use More »
This week at the Regent Theater: Avengers: Age of Ultron Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hours 21 minutes. Movie Synopsis: When Tony More »May 24, 2015 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington will be taking six athletes in seven events to the Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita next weekend.
The Crusaders traveled west to Holcomb to participate in the Class 4A Regional Friay. In order to qualify, an athlete must finish in the top four of his/her event.
Wellington’s Colin Reichenberger finished first in both the 110 meter and 300 meter hurdles. He also broke a school record in the 300 with a run of 38.90. This marks the first time he surpassed the 39 second threshold.May 24, 2015 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — There will be Memorial Day Service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery on Monday, May 25 at 10 a.m.
The featured speaker will be Vietnam Veteran Jim Valentine. The order of the service will be as follows:
Welcome – James Lockhart.May 22, 2015 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — The Oxford boys baseball team will be playing Moscow in the first round of the Class 2-1A State Tournament on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Great Bend. See bracket here.
Oxford is a No. 6 seed at 11-11 while Moscow is the third seed at 17-5. The teams will battle at 6:30 p.m. in the single elimination game. It will be the last game of the evening. The winner of Oxford/Moscow will advance to the second round where it will meet the winner of Medicine Lodge (17-4) and Olathe-Heritage Christian Academy (10-13).May 22, 2015 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — Due to the Memorial Day Holiday – The City Transfer Station and Compost Site will be closed on Monday, May 25th. Also, Monday’s commercial trash pick-up will occur on Tuesday, May 26.May 22, 2015 Cueball
The camp, sponsored by Impact Bank, will start at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m. and be held at the Wellington High School gymnasium.
The cost per camper is $35 and will include a T-shirt.
The camp staff includes head coach Eric Adams, staff and the Lady Crusader players.May 22, 2015 Cueball
Joy Marie Turek, age 70, died unexpectedly on May 19, 2015, at Wesley Hospital in Wichita. She was born August 15, 1944 at Lyons, the daughter of George and Vera Sargent Moore.
Joy attended school in Chase and was a cheerleader for the Chase Jinx during her high school years. After graduation on May 17, 1962 she moved to Wichita and worked for Southwestern Bell. On April 16, 1966 she married Gene Turek and moved to their farm north of South Haven. As a “small town girl” she knew nothing of the farm. She adapted quickly and soon became a vital part of the operation. She eventually helped to raise hundreds of sheep, cattle, acres of crops and took many meals to the field all the while raising four children and never missing an event any of them were involved in.May 22, 2015 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — “Oxford is going to state.”
Not since 2006 can an Oxford baseball team make such a claim. Thursday afternoon at the Broadway Sports Complex in Winfield after two rain delays, Oxford would beat Cedar Vale/Dexter 3-2 to claim the Central-Burden Regional Championship.
Oxford now travels to the Great Bend Sports Complex on May 28-29 for the Class 2-1A State Tournament.
“Wow. That’s all I can say,” said Kyle Green, Oxford head baseball coach. “This team has just gotten better and better as the year has gone on.”May 22, 2015 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington City Council will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room at City Hall, 317 S Washington, Wellington, Kansas. The purpose of the Council Work Session is to discuss various City projects/issues.May 21, 2015 Cueball
This week at the Regent Theater: Avengers: Age of Ultron
Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.
Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hours 21 minutes.
Movie Synopsis: When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron.May 21, 2015 Cueball
Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Jackie Glasgow, assistant professor of education and the coordinator of the doctoral program, was named recipient of the Charles H. and Verda R. Kopke Award for Distinguished Teaching during Southwestern College Commencement exercises Sunday, May 10. The Kopkes established the award in order to honor outstanding faculty members.
“The Kopke award exemplifies the Builder spirit at Southwestern and affirms my role at Southwestern as an opportunity to shape educational leaders,” Glasgow says. “The award is not just about the recognition of what has been accomplished but more on what has yet to be accomplished for future leaders in our school systems and higher education institutions.”
“Jackie deserves the outstanding teaching award,” says Andy Sheppard, provost of Southwestern College. “She is the heart and soul of the Ed.D. program and her students have truly benefited from her work with them.”May 21, 2015 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Swimming Pool will not be opening Friday. Instead, it will be opening at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 24th.
If you have more questions, contact the Wellington Recreation Commission Fitness Center at (620) 326-3323.May 21, 2015 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington girls softball team lost to Mulvane 6-3 in the first round of the Class 4A Regional.
Wellington finishes the season at 9-10. Mulvane would go on to win the regional championship over Winfield with a 3-2 victory.
This game was delayed 24 hours because of rain. And when the game started under looming skies, there was hope the weather gods would allow this game to materialize. The Lady Dukes had its final regular season double-header canceled and hadn’t played since April 30. So bad weather has been par for the course this season.
In the early going, the game looked promising for the Lady Dukes. Mulvane’s leadoff batter opened the game with a triple and would eventually score on a wild pitch.May 20, 2015 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — While the Wellington City Council voted to increase water and waste water rates, it came after 31 minutes of discussion veering more into the philosophical discussion of the way the city conducts business and its relationship with Sumner Regional Medical Center.
By a 4-2 vote the council approved city and sewer rate increases (see story below). Wellington Mayor Shelley Hansel, Jan Korte, Kelly Green and Kip Etter voted for the rate change. Jim Valentine and Vince Wetta voted against the proposal.
The following is a synopsis of what was said at Tuesday’s meeting:May 20, 2015 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council established new rates for water and sewer for city customers starting July 1 in hopes of reversing the continuing depletion of its utility reserve funds. The council approved two ordinances at its regular scheduled meeting Tuesday evening. The measure passed 4-2 and required the vote of Wellington mayor Shelley Hansel for their passage. The Wellington mayor only casts a vote in order to break a tie or has the option of voting if an ordinance does not muster a majority.
The city electrical rates were not addressed at this time.
The new water rate structure is as follows:May 20, 2015 Cueball
We now have 10.8 inches of rain as of Wednesday morning for the month of May. Rain totals not previously reported were:
•.4 inches of rain yesterday afternoon.
•1.4 inches of rain on May 14.May 20, 2015 CueballLoading ...
Sumner Newscow Calendar
- Wellington swimming pool not open today
- Wellington gets 6 track athletes to state in 7 events after regional
- Memorial Day Services to be held Monday at 10 a.m.
- Oxford baseball team to play Moscow on Thursday at 6:30 p.m.
- City transfer station and compost pile to be closed Monday
- Future Lady Crusader basketball camp to be held June 8-11
- Joy Marie Turek, 70, Caldwell: August 15, 1944 – May 19, 2015
- Oxford is on its way to state! Beats Cedar Vale/Dexter 3-2 in Regional Championship
- Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, May 21, 2015
- Wellington City Council to hold work session Wednesday, May 27