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Sub-state basketball starts tonight; cumulative week-long Sumner County calendar

Sumner County Sub-state basketball schedule this week: MONDAY – Boys: Class 2A – Bluestem (9-11) at Oxford (11-9), 7  p.m. Girls: Class 3A – Belle Plaine (0-20) at Caney Valley (18-2); 7 More »

31-year-old Wellington woman named as possible link to Friday’s bomb threats

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Helen Leckrone, 31, of Wellington has been arrested and charged by the Wellington Police Department with two counts of aggravated criminal threat relating to the bomb More »

Sunday blog: Can we have a little more Darwinism for awhile?

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — I was asked an interesting question the other day. Why do I write editorials? Because I can, I guess. The question comes at a time, More »

Wellington’s Aaron Schoemann wins fifth place in Class 4A State Tournament

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Aaron Schoemann, a Wellington High School junior, finished fifth in the 182 pound division of the Class 4A Kansas State Wrestling Tournament in Salina. Schoemann would More »

31-year-old Wellington woman has been charged with criminal threat for bomb threats

by Tracy Heath, Wellington Police Chief — On Friday, February 24, 2017, Wellington Police responded to a reported bomb threat at Eisenhower Elementary school, located in the 900 Block North Plum. Students were More »

2017 state wrestling live twitter feed…

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John Calvin Moore, Jr., 89, Wellington: April 1, 1927 – Feb. 27, 2017

John Moore

John Calvin Moore, Jr., age 89, lifelong resident of Wellington, died early Monday morning, February 27, 2017 at Sumner Regional Medical Center.  John was a retired conductor with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad where he enjoyed working for 53 years.

John was born on April 1, 1927 in Wellington, KS to John C. Moore, Sr. and Alice (Shafer) Moore.  He served in the United States Navy during WWII from July 30, 1943 – February 14, 1946.

John and Sandy were married on December 31, 1994 in Las Vegas, Nev.

He was a hard working man who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, shooting craps, blackjack, fishing and boating, telling jokes and stories, KU basketball, Kansas City Chiefs, and coloring. John was a member of the American Legion, the V.F.W., and the U.T.U. His favorite part of the day was 5:00.

Final KBCA poll has Wellington girls 8th; Caldwell boys No. 1, Lady Jays in top 10

Sumner Newscow report — The final Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll was released. The Wellington girls finished No. 8 in the final Class 4A Div. 1.  Rose Hill, a team Wellington must beat to get to state, is No. 5.

The Caldwell boys are No. 1 in Class 1A Div. 2, while the Caldwell girls are No. 10 in 1A Div. 2.

The full poll can be found here

Sub-state basketball starts tonight; cumulative week-long Sumner County calendar

Sumner County Sub-state basketball schedule this week:

MONDAY –

Boys:

Class 2A – Bluestem (9-11) at Oxford (11-9), 7  p.m.

Girls:

Class 3A – Belle Plaine (0-20) at Caney Valley (18-2); 7 p.m. 

Class 3A – Conway Springs (14-6) at Cheney (15-4). 7 p.m.

Class 1A at Attica – Argonia (9-11) vs. South Haven (6-14), 6 p.m.

TUESDAY –

Boys:

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Feb. 24 -Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Feb. 24 – Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017:

Friday, February 24, 2017

Crusader Wall of Recognition seeking nominations

The Wellington Crusader Wall of Recognition is seeking nominations for the Crusader Wall of Recognition. The Crusader Wall of Recognition was established to honor a culture and tradition of excellence and high achievement by recognition of outstanding Wellington High School Alumni and contributors.

It also serves to inspire current and future Crusaders to lead their lives in a way that will perpetuate the standards of excellence and high achievement the honorees have set forth. The Crusader Wall of Recognition was implemented in 2012 with a total of 18 inductees to date.

It is easy to submit a nomination. Eligibility Requirements and the Nomination Form are available on line here.

Wall of recognition J.P.

JP BUELLESFELD – WALL OF RECOGNITION RECIPIENT – 2012

JP Buellesfeld is a 1983 Wellington High School graduate and in 2012 was inducted into the Crusader Wall of Recognition. JP received his bachelor’s degree from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas in 1984 at age 19. He majored in Political Science and U.S. History. He received his master’s degree in Business Administration from Webster’s University in 1985 at age 20.

In 1986, he was recognized in the World Book Encyclopedia for being the only high school graduate in United States history to earn six years of collegiate education in two years’ time. JP Buellesfeld has been the President of Buellesfeld Financial Services, Inc. for the last 26 years. He is involved in the daily management of his client’s investment assets thru Mutual Funds, Individual Stocks, and ETF’s.

He also prepares corporate, partnership, and personal Federal and State income tax returns. JP Buellesfeld is one of the largest sellers and renters of Walt Disney World Disney Vacation Club Real Estate in Orange Lake County, Florida.

31-year-old Wellington woman named as possible link to Friday’s bomb threats

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Helen Leckrone, 31, of Wellington has been arrested and charged by the Wellington Police Department with two counts of aggravated criminal threat relating to the bomb threats at Wellington Eisenhower Elementary School and Triumph Accessories.

The Sumner County Attorney’s office is now awaiting the WPD detective report to determine whether or not to file formal charges. Kerwin Spencer, Sumner County Attorney, said if charges are filed they will be felonies.

Leckrone is currently in Sumner County jail and has been placed on $100,000 bond.

Leila Lou Hemmingsen, 84, formerly of Wellington: Dec. 3, 1932 – Feb. 25, 2017

Leila Lou Hemmingsen

Leila Lou Hemmingsen, of Topeka, died Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Aldersgate Village in Topeka at the age of 84.

Leila was born the daughter of Melvin Camden and Cecilia (Wieland) Gass on Saturday, December 3, 1932 in Hastings, Nebraska and attended the Hastings Public Schools where she graduated in 1950.

A 1954 graduate of Hastings College, she taught public school music in Grand Island, Nebraska; Denver, Colorado; Salina and Wellington. While in Denver, she sang with the Denver Opera Company.

Leila served as choir director for the First Presbyterian Church and St. Johns Lutheran Church as well as a Sunday School teacher and Treasurer of First Presbyterian Church. On August 18, 1956, Leila and Christopher Hemmingsen were united in marriage in Hastings, Nebraska.

Sumner County Sheriff Office report: Feb. 20 – Feb. 26, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Feb. 20 to Feb. 26, 2017 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

Wellington Compost Site will open for normal hours starting on Saturday

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Compost Site will open for normal seasonal hours starting Saturday~ March 4, 2017.  Regular hours are:

Monday          12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday     8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Thursday        12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Saturday         8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Help wanted: Full time teller position

Help wanted: FULL TIME TELLER POSITION

Security State Bank is looking for a full-time teller position to serve at our Walmart Branch. Flexibility in hours is a must, with the ability to work rotating Saturdays. We offer competitive wages in a friendly atmosphere. Cash handling and customer service experience preferred.

Please send resumes to lindsey@securitystbank.com or apply at Security State Bank 101 North Washington, Wellington KS. For questions, please contact Lindsey Daugherty Human Resources at (620) 326-7417.

Wellington Fire/EMS Department weekly log: Feb. 20 – Feb. 26, 2017

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Feb. 20 to Feb. 26, 2017 is as follows:

Sunday blog: Can we have a little more Darwinism for awhile?

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — I was asked an interesting question the other day. Why do I write editorials?

Because I can, I guess.

The question comes at a time, when I haven’t really blazed the First Amendment trail as of late. The last editorial I wrote was more than a month ago when I wrote a snoozer about how private schools shouldn’t play with public schools in sports. That editorial aged me about 20 years just writing it.

Tracy “Cueball” McCue

My last “real” editorial came on Jan. 8 when I asked the city of Wellington to remove the Road Closed signs around that crumbling Lincoln Place. Boy, that editorial worked. It’s Feb. 24 and we still have those lovely orange signs on the corner of Lincoln and Washington. Maybe at this year’s Wheat Festival we can have a new contest, “Decorate the Road Closed signs” kind of like the Decorate Around the Poles contest during Christmas? Give the winner to the young lad who has the best Wheat Festival ornament.

One of the reasons I don’t write as many editorials these days, is simple:

Steven Miles Harris, 68, Wellington: Sept. 10, 1972 – Feb. 24, 2017

Steven Miles Harris,of Wellington, died Friday, February 24, 2017 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, at the age of 68.

Steven was born the son of Dale and Mildred Ethel (Wilson) Harris on Tuesday, February 8, 1949 in Winfield. He attended schools in Winfield and graduated from Winfield High School. 

On September 10, 1972 Steven and Tricia Jones were united in marriage in Winfield. Together they celebrated 44 years of marriage.

Steven enjoyed a 28 year career at TECT Aerospace as grounds keeper. Outside of work, he enjoyed the company of his family, friends and neighbors. 

Clint Whaley, 60, Caldwell: April 26, 1956 – Feb. 23, 2017

Clint Whaley

Clint R. Whaley, age 60, long time resident of Caldwell, died Thursday, February 23, 2017 at his home.

Whaley was born on April 26, 1956 in Wellington, to Ed Lincoln Whaley and Billie June (Ray) Whaley.

Clint married Wanda Sue Ginn on July 3, 1975 in Corbin.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, hunting, trapping, fishing, building furniture with Wanda, and being outdoors.

He was preceded in death by his father, E. L. Whaley and son-in-law, George Berline.

Wellington’s Aaron Schoemann wins fifth place in Class 4A State Tournament

Aaron Schoemann (top) finishes fifth at state tournament in Salina.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Aaron Schoemann, a Wellington High School junior, finished fifth in the 182 pound division of the Class 4A Kansas State Wrestling Tournament in Salina.

Schoemann would finish 4-2 over the two days, becoming the first WHS wrestler to place in state since 2016.

The Crusaders overall would finish 9 points and place 39th place. Schoemann accounted for all nine points. Wellington had three wrestlers in the big show. Both Kanden Young at 145 and Ian Groom at 195 finished 0-2 on Friday and were eliminated from the tournament.

Three Wellington wrestlers qualified for the state tournament including Kanden Young, Ian Groom and Aaron Schoemann.

Schoemann was the lone wrestlers still in the big show on Saturday after going 1-1 on Friday.

Split playing at Wellington Regent Theater this weekend…

Wellington basketball teams finish regular season; sub-state pairings announced

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — With the sub-state seedings pretty much set, Friday night’s basketball games were basically ceremonious when Wichita Collegiate came to town for Senior Night.  

The Wellington girls easily dismantled Collegiate 51-22 to finish 15-5. The Wellington boys lost to Collegiate 72-51 to finish 7-13. The Crusader boys had an outside chance of being a No. 1 seed in next week’s Rose Hill sub-state had they beat the Spartans. But they lost and have an identical record with Mulvane, which finished 7-13 and owns the tiebreaker because it beat the Dukes twice.

The sub-state brackets were released today. Wellington girls play Winfield (9-11) on Friday at 6 p.m. (see bracket here).  Wellington boys play Rose Hill (5-15) at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday (see bracket here).

On Friday, Wellington girls had little trouble with Collegiate taking a 16-8 first quarter lead and leading 27-10 at the half. The Crusaders would allow just 4 points in both the second and third quarter to coast to victory. 

31-year-old Wellington woman has been charged with criminal threat for bomb threats

by Tracy Heath, Wellington Police Chief — On Friday, February 242017, Wellington Police responded to a reported bomb threat at Eisenhower Elementary school, located in the 900 Block North Plum.

Students were evacuated to a safe location and the Kansas Highway Patrol bomb detection dogs were called to the scene.  While investigating this report, a second bomb threat call was received at Triumph Accessories, located on north West Rd, north of Wellington.

Law Enforcement responded to this second location and implemented an evacuation plan.

During the course of the criminal investigation, a 31-year-old Wellington female has been taken into custody and booked into the Sumner County Jail charged with two counts of criminal threat. The bond is $100,000.  

Margaret “Peggy” Shore, 90, Oxford: July 2, 1926 – Feb. 23, 2017

Peggy Shore

Margaret “Peggy” Shore, 90 of Oxford, died Thursday, February 23 in Augusta.

Margaret Lee Trimmer Shore was born July 2, 1926 the daughter of Marshall and Velma (Ford) Trimmer in Blackwell, OK. She was a high school graduate and attended 2 years of college. She was united in marriage with Delos Shore on Feb 28, 1981 in Oxford, KS.

Peggy worked for Wesley Hospital for a number of years as an LPN. She was an active member of the Oxford Christian Church, the Eastern Star since 1947, a life member of the V.F.W. Auxiliary #881 in Wellington, the American Legion #90 in Wellington and a life member of the V.F.W. National Home for Children.

Survivors include her son, Robert Snook and wife Anna of Elmer, OK and daughters; Paula Jackson and husband Norman of Stiegler, OK and Vickie Jackson and husband Rick of Augusta, KS, brothers Fred Trimmer of Flagler, CO and Richard Trimmer of Chico, CA, 3grand daughters Crystal Jackson, Alicia Jackson and Shonda Glenn, 2 grandsons, Mike Black and J.D. Snook as well as several great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, February 23, 2017:

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