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Apartment feature 7-24

Plans move forward with construction of 40-unit Wedgewood Apartment complex at Settler’s Creek addition.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — By a 3-2 vote, the Wellington City Council approved at its July 15 meeting the rezoning of property and the re-platting of land that will pave More »

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Post your FREE Garage Sales ads for this weekend here

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 »

Five Cueball thoughts

Sunday blog: Talking California, fireworks, Republican revolt, Neighbors movie and Quinn’s thoughts…

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for July 27, 2014… 1. California… You may have noticed Sumner Newscow ran a little slow last week. That’s because SN headquarters More »

Brownlee feature 7-27-14

Sunday feature: Michelle and Makayla Brownlee come home with a big trophy and an International championship

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Brownlee family decided to rent a car and drive to the 39th annual Quibica International Family Bowling Tournament in Rockford, Ill. last weekend. It turned More »

Sumner Newscow local news report

Wellington City Manager job opening gets lots of interest

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Manager vacancy left by Gus Collins in April most certainly did not go unnoticed. The Wellington City Council received 53 applications for the More »

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, July 28, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Monday, July 28, 2014:

First Assembly of God to host food drive in August

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — First Assembly of God of Wellington will be hosting a food drive for the month of August. Please drop off your non-perishable food item at 326 w. Botkin St.

The church will be available for drop offs during regular church hours or every Friday in August from 7 to 8 p.m.

For questions please call Nobie Cooper at 620-968-8055.

The Dore holding 3rd annual Fast Pitch Softball tournament, raffle and auction to raise money for Curtiss Metz Fund

Curtiss Metz

Curtiss Metz

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Dore will be holding its third annual Fast Pitch Softball Tournament which will include a raffle and auction with all proceeds going to the Curtiss Metz Fund.

Metz, 27, of Wellington was recently treated for Endocarditis, an inflammation of the inside lining of the heart chambers and heart valves. He underwent an aerobic valve replacement. As a result, the Metz family incurred a huge debt because he was uninsured at the time of the operations.

The tournament and raffle will begin July 29 and run through Aug. 3 where a drawing will be held on Aug. 3 in Mayfield.

Raffle tickets can be purchased at the Security State Bank, The Dore and at Countryside Motors. Raffle prices are one for $20, three for $50 or 10 for $100. An auction will be held on Aug. 3 and include a Biz sign, neon, crown bag quilt and more. 

Countryside Motors will be holding ‘Meet the Heat’ night on Saturday

Meet the Heat Countryside

Plans move forward with construction of 40-unit Wedgewood Apartment complex at Settler’s Creek addition.

Apartment feature 7-24

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — By a 3-2 vote, the Wellington City Council approved at its July 15 meeting the rezoning of property and the re-platting of land that will pave way for a proposed 40-unit apartment complex called Wedgewood Apartments to be located at the northeast corner of the Settler’s Creek addition, west of Woodlawn Apartments and south of U.S. 160.

Jim Moore of Affordable Housing Group/Zimmerman Properties of Springfield, Mo. indicated the company will go ahead with the construction of the complex after receiving approval of tax credits from the Kansas Housing Resource Corporation in May and the council’s approval two weeks ago. In January 2014, Moore told the council he wants to build one, two and three bedroom apartments ranging from $450 to $750 monthly rent. It will be an estimated $5 million investment.

Wedgewood Apartment proposal.

Wedgewood Apartment proposal.

Of the three proposed apartment complexes in Wellington in January, the Wedgewood Apartments complex appears to be the only one that is progressing forward. Jeff Van Sickle of Wellington has proposed a 192-unit apartment complex adjacently east of Wal-Mart. But according to city sources, that project is currently on hold as the group has not been able to procure enough local investment. 

City of Wellington implements Water Conservation Device Exchange Program

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Water Conservation Device Exchange Program provides Wellington utility customers with an opportunity to exchange their current shower heads for more efficient devices in order to help preserve our water supply for current and future generations.

The program is free of charge for all Wellington utility customers. Contact the Engineering Department at (620) 326-3871 or via e-mail at codecompliance@cityofwellington.net for more information. 

Post your FREE Garage Sales ads for this weekend here

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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!

K-State pre-plant wheat meeting to be held on Wednesday, Aug. 20

K-State logoSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Area wheat producers, and anyone with an interest in agronomy or wheat production in Cowley and Sumner counties are invited to attend the K-State Pre-Plant Wheat meeting on Wednesday, August 20th, 2014, beginning at 6:00 p.m. with dinner at the Oxford High School Commons, Oxford, Ks. The meal is being provided by American Ag Credit.

This meeting will be great opportunity for area wheat producers to discuss wheat planting options with area and state specialist. The meeting will focus on variety selection, Wheat Diseases and Fertilization. 

Sumner County Sheriff Weekly bookings: July 21 – July 28, 2014

The following Sumner County Sheriff Weekly Bookings in the county jail for July 21 through July 28, 2014: 

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July 27, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Friday, July 25 to Sunday, July 27, 2014:

Wellington 15-year-old Babe Ruth, American Legion teams eliminated in tournaments

Sports todayby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — You know when the high school football season really starts? When summer baseball is over.

The two last remaining Wellington youth baseball teams were eliminated this weekend. The Wellington 15-year-old Babe Ruth All-Star baseball team was eliminated in the Kansas State Babe Ruth Tournament in Garden City this weekend – going 1-2.

Wellington opened the tournament losing to Lakin 12-2 in the first round. That threw the locals in the losers bracket where it would be Lyons 9-0 before losing to the host Garden City 10-5. Fate would have it that the two teams Wellington lost to are playing for the state championship on Monday.

Winners of the WOW award and MVPs are as follows: 

Sunday blog: Talking California, fireworks, Republican revolt, Neighbors movie and Quinn’s thoughts…

Five Cueball thoughts

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for July 27, 2014…

1. California…

You may have noticed Sumner Newscow ran a little slow last week. That’s because SN headquarters along with my daughter and a friend took off to California for a few days.

We got to see this Beverly Hills sign before they charged us for looking.

We got to see this Beverly Hills sign before they charged us for looking.

There’s a lot to like about California. The weather, the beautiful women, the food.

Trouble is, now that I have returned home, I need a second job – because I was most certainly fleeced.

For example, I checked into a hotel near Disneyland last week and while the room was well beyond triple figures – the city of Anaheim and the state of California knocked on an 18 percent lodging tax on the bill… Eighteen percent!!!

We spent a day at Disneyland where they say all your dreams come true. Yeah, I believe them. I’m having nightmares about next month’s credit card bill. 

Sunday feature: Michelle and Makayla Brownlee come home with a big trophy and an International championship

Brownlee feature 7-27-14

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Brownlee family decided to rent a car and drive to the 39th annual Quibica International Family Bowling Tournament in Rockford, Ill. last weekend. It turned out to be a very wise decision. How else could they bring home the five-foot tall 18-pound first-place trophy?

There are bowling trophies. And then there is this bowling trophy that towers just above 11-year-old Makayla’s head and over the shoulder’s of her mother Michelle in their home west of Wellington.

Makayla and Michelle Brownlee — a mother-daughter team representing Wellington’s Meadow Lanes — won the towering trophy last weekend when it bested 35 other parent/youth teams from 25 states and the U.S. Navy at the Don Carter Lanes in Rockford. Makayla, a Wellington sixth grader, also received a $5,000 scholarship from a share of a $70,000 scholarship pool for participants in the tournament.

The Brownlees pictured with the second place team.

The Brownlees pictured with the second place team.

The Brownlees took the fully paid trip to finish first by 12 pins beating out another Kansas team Brayil Bozarth and her dad, Brian, from Ness City 237-225. Suffice it to say, for being an International tournament, this tournament ended up being a battle for the Kansas State Championship.

Sumner Newscow Weekend Calendar – July 25- July 27; plus important dates in the future

Sumner Newscow Calendar

Friday July 25 —

•Wellington Heat Game vs. Oklahoma Bulls- 7:05 p.m.- Pick up your free tickets courtesy of Strickland Towing at the gate. Don’t miss the Johnny Cash Trivia Night and also several free giveaways throughout the night courtesy of the Heat and several sponsors.

•Kansas 15-year-old State Tournament in Garden City – Wellington playing double-elimination tournament.

 

Saturday, July 26 — 

•Grand Opening of the “Old Time Soda Shop”-1 p.m.- 5 p.m. – Chisholm Trail Museum.

•Black Top Nationals Classic Car & Motorcycle Event- Sellers Park.

Wellington 15-year-olds playing in Babe Ruth State Tournament in Garden City this weekend

Babe Ruth logoSumner Newscow report — The Wellington 15-year-old Babe Ruth All Stars are the last summer team to represent the community. They are currently playing in the 13-15 year old Kansas State Babe Ruth Tournament in Garden City that starts today and runs through Monday.

Wellington played Lakin in the first round game at 2 p.m. today. It the locals won, they will advance to the second round at 1 p.m. on Saturday. If they lose than they will play at 9 a.m. on Saturday.  Other teams in the tournament were: Parsons, Lyons, Frontenac, Cottonwood Valley, Galena and Garden City. The tournament is double elimination.

The 15-year-olds were recent winners of the District 3 tournament held at Wellington’s Hibbs-Hooten Field the past weekend. This was a six-team tournament in which Wellington beat fellow Sumner County all-star team Oxford 20-5 in the championship last Sunday.  

Wellington City Council to hold work session next Tuesday

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will hold a work session on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., in the council room at City Hall, 317 S. Washington. The purpose of the Council Work Session is for discussion of the 2015 Budget, Capital Improvement Plan, and various City project and issues:

Specifically, the council will address the following topics:

Wellington City Manager job opening gets lots of interest

Sumner Newscow local news report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Manager vacancy left by Gus Collins in April most certainly did not go unnoticed.

The Wellington City Council received 53 applications for the manager’s position. However, Wellington Mayor Roger Stallbaumer cautioned that 15 resumes are probably legitimate.

Roger Stallbaumer

Roger Stallbaumer

“A lot of those are random resumes sent out for any job opening out there,” Stallbaumer said. “But I do anticipate we have some very qualified candidates in that bunch.”

But first comes the budget which the Wellington City Council will approve in August.

“The budget comes first,” Stallbaumer said. “We aren’t going to even think about filling the city manager position until we get the budget put together.”

The Wellington City Council has made one decision about the hiring process.

Garage Sale listings for July 25-27, 2014

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By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for July 25-27, 2014. If you still need garage sales advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck, bargain hunting! 

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Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, July 24, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, July 24, 2014:

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