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City of Wellington to repair 21st Street from Washington to Jefferson

Street repair on 21st from Washington to Jefferson.

Street repair on 21st from Washington to Jefferson.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The City of Wellington Street Department will begin street repairs on 21st Street from Washington to Jefferson starting today and running through September 18, weather permitting.  

Workers will be replacing culverts, then applying a hot mix asphalt overlay over the one-block area.

“We are asking citizens to please avoid this area when possible during the street maintenance process”, said Darren Vargas, Street Department Supervisor.

The city recommends using 19th Street  as an alternate route.  Private drives within the project area and residents will have access throughout the project with some delays when laying asphalt in front of the drive and roadway. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Scholar bowl meeting to be held after school Wednesday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015:


•WHS varsity tennis at 3 p.m.

•WHS varsity/junior varsity volleyball at Rose Hill, 5 p.m.


•School pictures


•C team volleyball at Wellington High School, 5 p.m.


•Football at Augusta, 7 p.m.


•Junior Varsity at Conway Springs, 9 a.m.

Today’s Lunch– Pizza, tossed salad with romaine, bread stick, marinara sauce, applesauce and milk.

Tomorrow’s Lunch: Taco Burger, Romaine and Tomato, Refried Beans, Mandarin Oranges, Tortilla Chips with Salsa and Milk

Today’s News

Don’t let those old photos fade away… Take them to Snappy Photo

Snappy photo news

Do you need copies of old family photos for other family members but some of them are very special and are damaged? Should you just copy them? Or is there another choice?

Of course, Snappy Photo at 160 S. West Street in Wichita can make photographic copies of just about anything. And if your on a budget this is the best way to pass those photos around to other family members. Even those old oval photos from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s can be copied on modern photographic paper or restored.

That’s not all Snappy Photo does. The photo business can produce your digital prints; scan your negatives, prints or slides; transfer old videos to DVDs; and even develop traditional film. Need framed prints or canvas wraps? Snappy Photo is the place to go.  Located just north of the Hog Wild Barbecue on West Street.

Snappy photo location

Provencio, Reedy waive preliminary hearing; cases set for arraignment on Oct. 1

Provencio and Reedy feature

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Nick Reedy, 33, and Sylvester Provencio, 21, of Caldwell today have waived their right to a preliminary hearing and will enter pleas of either guilty or not guilty during a formal arraignment hearing scheduled for Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. in Sumner County District Court. Both men are facing at least two felony charges stemming from the alleged April 22 assault of two Caldwell men in their 50s in rural Sumner County.

Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer also dropped one felony charge — aggravated robbery, a level 3 felony — which stated the two defendants deliberately stole one of the victim’s pink Cadillac after the alleged attack.

Sylvester Provencio

Sylvester Provencio

Nick Reedy

Nick Reedy

Both men are facing at least two felony and three misdemeanor charges for the attack of Gregory Schneider, 53, and Bryan Nispel, 55, of Caldwell which occurred four miles east of the community.

The preliminary hearing was scheduled today at 9:30 a.m. at the Sumner County District Court. Much of the morning was spent with a lengthy private conference amongst attorneys during the morning. The preliminary hearing got underway at 11:45 a.m. but was called for a lunch break thereafter. When the hearing reopened at 1:15 p.m., Spencer announced that the defense team wishes to waive the preliminary hearing. He also said he is dropping the aggravated robbery charge.

Wellington Fire/EMS report log: Aug. 24 – Aug. 30, 2015

Wellington EMS Fire Ambulance logSumner Newscow report — The following are the Wellington Fire and EMS weekly Run Log for August 24 – August 30, 2015

August 24             12:42 AM              Medical Emergency         1000 block Shady Lane

August 24             2:31 PM                 Grass Fire                               Kansas Turnpike

August 24             3:57 PM                 Grass Fire                               60th Street S. & Hydraulic

Post your FREE Garage Sale Ads here

Garage sale templete use this one

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is another 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!

Help wanted: Experienced construction workers at Cleary Building Corp.

Cleary help wanted for copyAre you looking for an exciting career? Join the Cleary team!

Cleary Building Corp. is now hiring experienced construction workers. Competitive wages based on experience – plus full benefits.

Cleary Building is seeking hard working people looking for a career and advancement in a family owned business. Construction experience is preferred. Drug screen and valid driver’s license required.

Apply today at or at 1015 N. Vandenburgh, Wellington, Kansas. You can also call 620-326-2626. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Don’t forget school pictures on Wednesday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Aug. 31, 2015:


•Nothing scheduled


•WHS varsity tennis at 3 p.m.

•WHS varsity/junior varsity volleyball at Rose Hill, 5 p.m.


•School pictures


•C team volleyball at Wellington High School, 5 p.m.

Sunday feature: A new offense and many new starters make 2015 Crusader football team a mystery

10 things to know about 2015 Wellington Crusaders
2015 Wellington Crusader football team.

2015 Wellington Crusader football team.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things to know about the 2015 Wellington High School Crusader football team…

1. The essentials …

Head coach: Tyler Ryan, fourth year. Overall Wellington record: 12-15. Record last year: 5-4. Assistant coaches: Ryan Elder, Tony Ybarra, T.D. Buck, Zane Aguilar, Rick Phelps, Nick Wellington, Ross Foley.  Foley replaces Jesse Dale, who resigned and moved to Colorado.

2. Who’s gone?

Gone are 20 seniors from last year’s WHS roster including 2,692 of the 3034 yards of offense accumulated in 2014. Former Quarterback Trevor Nance threw for 1,666 yards with 831 yards going to seniors most notably Colin Reichenberger – Wellington’s nifty record breaking receiver. On the rushing end, the Dukes had 1,368 yards rushing and all but 11 yards graduating.

Wellington football coaches implement new Wing T offense.

Wellington football coaches implement new Wing T offense.

3. Enter the wing T offense…

Wellington girls volleyball start season going 4-2 in Winfield Tournament

Volleyball girls Winfield tournament
Abby Goodrum with the spike in Winfield tournament.

Abby Goodrum with the spike in Winfield tournament.

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington volleyball team reached new heights a year ago, posting a school record 22 wins. The team has its third coach in three years, but the players are largely the same and expectations are high once again.

The Lady Crusaders had their first game action Saturday morning in Winfield. They lost their first match to Wichita Trinity 23-25, 28-26, 23-25, but then rebounded for two wins. The girls beat Conway Springs 25-16, 25-19, and then beat Buhler 25-17, 20-25, 25-17. Wellington would lose to El Dorado in a tough three-game set before beating Winfield 25-20, 25-13 and Ark City 25-13, 25-17. 

New coach Brianna Stephenson was happy with the early effort. She is new to the head coaching role but has been an assistant at the school for six years, so there is a lot of familiarity between her and the team members.

Help wanted: City of Wellington accepting position of Landfill Operator 1

Help Wanted adThe City of Wellington is accepting applications for the position of Landfill Operator 1. Under supervision, this position maintains the transfer station building and floor and multiple landfill grounds dumping areas. Ability to operate heavy equipment including backhoe, front-end loader, semi with trailer, mowers etc.

Must be able to obtain Ks. CDL within six months and certification for Freon evacuation and handling of hazardous waste within eighteen months of employment. Position works on Saturday as required. Salary range is $11.96 to $17.85 DOQ with excellent benefits. Apply at or at the City Clerk’s office, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152 by 5:00 on Friday, September 11, 2015. Drug-free workplace.

Sumner County Court Docket: Friday, August 28, 2015 report

Sumner County Court docket use this one

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.

These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Kelly General Store, Inc. having Summer Clearance Sale!

Kelly General Store at 314 E. Harvey.

Kelly General Store at 314 E. Harvey.

END OF SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE — 25% to 75% off regularly priced spring and summer items!!

Sumner NewsCow welcomes Kelly General Store, Inc. to the Sumner NewsCow family of advertisers.  Kelly General Store, located at 314 E. Harvey in Wellington (Phone:  620-326-2020)  is owned by Holly S. Kelly.  

Hurry in to participate in the END OF SUMMER CLEARANCE SALE.  All spring and summer merchandise is now priced at 25% to 75% off regular price.  They also currently have a limited stock of those hard-to-find pool supplies needed for pool closings (including shock).

Current selection of merchandise includes, but is not limited to gourmet soup, cheese ball and dip mixes, local hand-made soaps, raw honey, candles, scarves and hats, jewelry, home decor, bird houses,  puzzles and so much more! 

Kelly’s General Store has something for everyone!  The even stock Show Rite feeds.   Watch for fall flowers arriving after Labor Day and a wide assortment of new fall merchandise such as gourmet nuts,  candy, and craft baskets.  Visit Kelly General Store to check out all they have to offer.  The store hours are Tuesday thru Saturday, 10 a.m. thru 6 p.m.   Check out their Facebook page often for additional information and special offers here

Wellington Church of Christ Family Movie Night – Saturday, August 29, 8 p.m.

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All Wheels Super Saturday Car Show to be held in Caldwell, Sept. 5

Car show

Everybody wins at football/volleyball scrimmage… now the games

Football scrimmage pix

Freshman Joe Ybarra on a breakaway play during the Crusader Club Scrimmage Thursday.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The official scrimmages for both the Wellington High School volleyball and football teams were held Thursday and Mother Nature didn’t show up which she has been known to do these past few Crusader Club scrimmages.

Fans got a preview of the new Wellington High School Wing T offense as well as see the youth football and middle school football teams in action.  The Crusader varsity will open at Augusta on Friday, Sept. 4 at 7 p.m.

Meanwhile, the Wellington girls volleyball team held a scrimmage in the gymnasium earlier in the day. The Lady Dukes will open their season at Winfield Saturday.

Erin Goodrum, Wellington High School junior

Erin Goodrum, Wellington High School junior

For more pictures of the scrimmage, click here. Catch our Sumner Newscow football and volleyball previews this Sunday.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Classic Movie Club to show Forrest Gump on Tuesday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Aug. 28, 2015:

Friday –

•Nothing scheduled.

Saturday –

•Varsity volleyball at Winfield, 8 a.m.

Today’s Lunch

Pig in a Blanket, Potato Wedges, Green Beans, Applesauce and Milk.

Fantastic Four showing at Wellington Regent

Fantastic Four use this one

This week at the Regent Theater: Fantastic Four (see trailer below)

Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.

Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hour 12 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: FANTASTIC FOUR, a contemporary re-imagining of Marvel’s original and longest-running superhero team, centers on four young outsiders who teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy. (C) Fox

2015 Wellington Hydrant Testing schedule:

logo-cityWellingtonSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The following is the schedule for the 2015 Fire Hydrant testing. The schedule will be followed as close as possible. At times, due to unforeseen circumstances, changes to the schedule will be necessary. Announcements for any changes will be made as soon as possible. Hydrant testing will start on Sunday Sept.13 and will continue on weekdays only until all of the hydrants are tested.

Crews will be trying to keep the water as clear as possible. Some “dirtying” of the water may occur in the area that is being tested. The possibility exists for adjacent areas to receive some of the “dirty” water also.

Sept. 13th –Sept. 18th, 2015: Downtown hydrants from:

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