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Wellington Church of Christ hold VBS on Aug. 2, 9:30 a.m. to noon

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Wellington Church of the Nazarene to hold concert Sunday evening

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Church of the Nazarene at the corner at 8th and Olive will be holding a concert featuring keyboard and vocal artist Steve Rue is on the schedule for this Sunday evening.  Steve Rue has produced Off-Broadway shows, written symphony music, plays a mean jazz piano, and a whole lot more. He has played in virtually every theatre in the Wichita area and is known for his wide range of musical styles. This will be a unique musical evening that all ages will enjoy.

The concert will be followed by an Ice Cream Social. The event is free, and everyone is invited to attend. The evening begins at 6:00 pm at Wellington Church of the Nazarene at the corner of 8th and Olive.

Debbie Woodrow is winner of Quinn’s thoughts T-shirt contest

Quinn McCue

Quinn McCue

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Debbie Woodrow of Wellington was the winner of the T-shirt in the Quinn’s Thoughts contest.  Quinn in his thought No. 5 wrote the following set of numbers.

5.01001001 01100110 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01110100 01110010 01100001 01101110 01110011 01101100 01100001 01110100 01100101 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01101001 01110011 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01110011 01100101 01101110 01100100 00100000 01110100 01101000 01100101 00100000 01101101 01100101 01110011 01110011 01100001 01100111 01100101 00100000 00100010 01010010 01100001 01101001 01101110 01100010 01101111 01110111 00100000 01000100 01110101 01100011 01101011 01110011 00100010 00100000 01010100 01101111 00100000 01101101 01100011 01100011 01110101 01100101 01110001 01000000 01100111 01101101 01100001 01101001 01101100 00101110 01100011 01101111 01101101 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01110111 01101001 01101110 00100000 01100001 00100000 01010100 00101101 01110011 01101000 01101001 01110010 01110100.

What that was is a binary code translation for: “If you translated this the send the message “Rainbow Ducks” To mccueq@gmail.com to win a T-shirt”

Strickland Road Service has immediate opening for dispatcher/office assistants

Strickland Road Service, a leading provider of towing service and vehicle repair located in South Haven, KS, has the immediate openings for dispatchers/office assistants for the first and third shifts.61471-v1_stricklands_9-30-10.indd

Apply in person Monday – Friday (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)

Strickland Road Service

886 E 160th St S

South Haven, KS 67140

Sumner Newscow conducting straw poll for 3 state primary races on Tuesday

Sumner County 2014 election

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Listed below are the three most hotly contested races in next week’s Kansas State Primary. Sumner Newscow is conducting a straw poll on the races where there is opposition:

•The Republican primary battle in Sumner County District 3 between incumbent Cliff Bales of Oxford and challenger Jason Boyd of South Haven;

•The 80th State Representative District Republican race between incumbent Kasha Kelley of Arkansas City and challenger Andrew Lawson of Arkansas City;

•The U.S. House Fourth District Republican primary race between Mike Pompeo and Todd Tiahrt.   The polls listed below are not scientific, but have proven to be a reliable barometer of the general mood of the electorate going into election booth. Use this information at your discretion.

In order to make this information as accurate as possible, we urge you to vote only in the polls for those that appear on your ballot next Tuesday or with advanced voting. Maps for the District 3 Commissioners race and the 80th District State Representative race are featured below with the poll question.

We will be featuring a District 3 Commissioner forum on Friday.

Polls in Sumner County are open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Information about voting locations are as follows: 

Sumner Newscow straw poll vote: Sumner County Commissioner race District 3

Straw poll vote - District 3 commissioner

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Republican would you vote for as 3rd District Sumner County Commissioner

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By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Third District Sumner County Commissioner Republican Primary will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Incumbent Cliff Bales of Oxford is being challenged by Jason Boyd of South Haven. Only voters in Sumner County’s third district will be voting in this race. The third district is in white in the maps below. Please vote in this straw poll if you are a registered Republican living in the third district and plan on voting on Tuesday.

Jason Boyd

Jason Boyd

Cliff Bales

Cliff Bales

Click for larger image of Commissioner District Sumner County Map here

Commission Districts 2012

Click for larger image of  Commissioner District Wellington map here

Commission Districts (Wellington) 2012

Sumner Newscow straw poll: The 80th District State Representative Republican primary race

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What Republican would you vote for as 80th District State Representative

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Kasha Kelley

Kasha Kelley

Andrew Lawson

Andrew Lawson

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 80th District State Representative Republican Primary will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Incumbent Kasha Kelley is being challenged by Andrew Lawson. All voters in Sumner County will be voting in this race. Please vote in this straw poll if you are a registered Republican and plan on voting on Tuesday.

Click here to view larger map here.

80TH & 116TH House - entire county (redistrict 2012)

 

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80th & 116th House - Wellington City split (redistrict 2012)

Sumner Newscow straw poll: The U.S. House District 4 Representative Republican primary race

Straw poll - U.S. House District 4
Todd Tiahrt

Todd Tiahrt

Mike Pompeo
Mike Pompeo

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The U.S. District 4 Representative Republican Primary will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Incumbent Mike Pompeo is being challenged by Todd Tiahrt. All voters in Sumner County will be voting in this race. Please vote in this straw poll if you are a registered Republican and plan on voting on Tuesday.

What Republican would you vote for as 4th District U.S. Representive

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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.

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. 

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 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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