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Garage Sales for this weekend…

Garage sale templete use this one

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of May 6-8, 2016. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

Mill Creek Lumber has the perfect Mother’s Day gift

Mother's Day Mill Creek

12th annual Walleye/Wiper Tournament to be held May 14 at Wellington Lake

WalleyeSumner Newscow report — The 12th annual Walleye/Wiper Tournament will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Wellington City Lake, 452 West 50th St., South.

The event will consist of two-person teams with one person being at least 18 years of age. All participants must pre-register at the Wellington City Clerk’s Office at city hall at 317 South Washington by 5 p.m. on May 12. Late entries will not be accepted. No registration will be accepted at the Lake Office.

The tournament will consist of a team catching a maximum of four wipers or 10 Walleyes (live fish with a minimum limit of 18-inches in length). Participants must have a state fishing license. Entry fee is $50 per team for Walleye, $50 per team for wiper or you may register for both for $75. For Walleye and Wiper – first, second, and third place will be awarded.

Eisenhower Elementary raises a little over $20,000 during Color Run fundraiser

Eisenhower color run feature

Eisenhower Color Run #1

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Eisenhower Elementary raised a little over $20,000 during their Color Run fundraiser. After paying for prizes and materials, the school will keep $16,000, which will go toward the purchase of 30 Google Chromebooks.

The fundraisers would also like to purchase playground equipment and other technology equipment. Top student collectors were Ellie Hays, Kendall Janzen and Thalia Garcia, who were awarded a Kindle Fire, Fit Bit and Academy Sports gift card. Elizabeth Vaughn’s Wellington High School business class designed the sponsor signs for the event.

For more pictures of the event click here

Family Benefit Fundraiser for Kanyian (Tater) Armenta

Church Ignited ad

Jungle Book is coming to Wellington Regent this weekend

Wellington Regent - Jungle book

This week at the Regent Theater: The Jungle Book (see trailer below).

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

Rated: PG (for some sequences of scary action and peril). Time: 1 hour 51 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: In this reimagining of the classic collection of stories by Rudyard Kipling, director Jon Favreau uses visually stunning CGI to create the community of animals surrounding Mowgli (Neel Sethi), a human boy adopted by a pack of wolves. The appearance of a villainous tiger named Shere Khan (voiced byIdris Elba) forces Mowgli’s guardian, the panther Bagheera (Ben Kingsley), to shepherd the child to safety in the “man village.”

WHS Daily Bulletin: If you want a picture other than standard portrait for yearbook, act now

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, May 5, 2016:


Baseball at Clearwater

Softball at Clearwater

JV Baseball at Goddard

Golf at Tex Consolver


Regional Tennis

Track at Chaparral


JV Baseball at WHS

Baseball at KC Turner



Friday’s lunch Sandwich Day, Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Chips and Milk.

Today’s News:

Help wanted: City of Wellington is hiring Seasonal Laborers

Help Wanted adThe City of Wellington is accepting applications for numerous positions for Seasonal Laborers involving manual labor and a variety of maintenance tasks that could include but are not limited to: patching and sealing roadways, trimming trees and removing brush, grass mowing and trimming,  grounds and building maintenance,  operating light equipment, assisting in repairs, documenting daily field assignments, and/or other administrative and/or clerical duties.  Eligible applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Starting Salary is $7.25 per hour.  EOE, Drug-free workplace.  See available positions and apply at or City Clerk’s Office, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS by 5:00pm, Friday, May 12th,  2016.

Hundreds of storm chasers descended on Sumner County last week – and were no help

Hazardous storm chaser
Sumner County Director James Fair at emergency center

Sumner County Emergency Management Director James Fair

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow
— Twenty years ago, Hollywood released “Twister” — a silly movie starring Helen Hunt glorifying tornados and storm chasing. A few years later, came the storm chasing reality shows. Soon there were the storm chasing websites. And then lately there’s Twitter, Snapchat, Facebook – social media sites making storm chasing all that more instantaneous.

Today, storm chasing is a phenomenon.

Quote James FairAnd that is much to the chagrin of Sumner County Emergency Management Director James Fair, who said storm chasers are not only a nuisance but are hindering the efforts of trained professionals, who are in the business of protecting the public.

A week ago on Tuesday, Sumner County was in a middle of a complex super cell storm system that had the potential of producing large killer tornados and other wacky weather events.

Sumner County also became a hot tourist destination for seasoned and amateur storm chasers.

“I would say we had a couple hundred in the county… at least,” Fair said about the April 26 storms. “It’s a phenomenon that seems to be growing each and every year. They come from everywhere.”

WHS Daily News: Wear those toe shoes for Color Guard tryouts

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, May 3, 2016:


Baseball at Clearwater

Softball at Clearwater

JV Baseball at Goddard

Golf at Tex Consolver


Regional Tennis

Track at Chaparral


JV Baseball at WHS

Baseball at KC Turner

Today’s lunch Crispito with Red Sauce, Lettuce and Tomato, Sweet Corn, Chilled Peaches, Cheesy Bread Stick and Milk.

Council learns quickly: cleaning up the town may be easier said than done

Wellington City Council Roundup

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Using the advice of an outside consultant, the Wellington City Council is hoping to make the community a little bit cleaner. However, already there is a snag.

One of the first people to run into this new cleaning project implemented by the city, made a compelling case at the city council meeting of the problems she is facing. The council has granted her an additional 90 days for a solution. City council members also wanted to find a way to help her.

Kristy DeBuhr said she recently inherited property on Haslet Street from her grandmother, and she doesn’t have the money or ability to clean up the hundreds of tires on the property.

She said she can’t just throw tires way. It costs $3 per tire to have someone come and get them, or she could have hauled them to Wichita and paid $1.75 each to have them legally disposed of.

“It is a mess. I won’t lie,” she said. “I just need more time.”

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Trump nomination has been sown up question








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El Chile Verde is having a Cinco de Mayo celebration!

El Chili Verde special Cinco

Sumner County graduations start as early as May 7 for Belle Plaine to as late as May 21 for Mulvane

Graduation Cap and Diploma on White with Soft Shadow.

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The big day is nearly here for hundreds of seniors in Sumner County, which is graduation day. Wellington’s graduation is set 2 p.m., May 15 at the high school gym. Graduations are held at different times for area schools. The first one is at Belle Plaine on May 7, an the last one is at Mulvane on May 21.

Here is a list of Sumner County graduations as scheduled.

Crusader head logoWellington

May 12 is class night, 7 p.m. at the high school.

May 15, 2 p.m., High School Gym.

More important dates are here.

Valedictorians: Madison Adams, Ryleigh Buck, Addyson DeJarnett, Baylee DeJarnett, Dylan Jones, Jaylynn Luna, Allison McCue, Shelby McNamara, McKenna Oathout, Connor Phelps, Dietra Sober, Skyler Struble, Peyton Witham and Noelle Wright.


May 14, 4 p.m. in the high school gym.

Valedictorian – Ross Kuehny

Salutatorian – Karlee Schmidt

Commencement speaker – Dan Goodman, 1985 Caldwell graduate.

Wellington DARE Camp held at Melody Bowl this morning

DARE camp had several workshops today at Melody Bowl.

DARE camp had several workshops today at Melody Bowl.

By Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Fifth grade students across Sumner County participated in the annual Sumner County DARE Camp at Melody Bowl in Wellington this morning. Elementary schools participating include: Wellington Washington, Lincoln, Kennedy and Eisenhower elementary schools; Wellington Christian Academy, Belle Plaine, Oxford, and Conway Spring’s public and private schools. DARE is an anti-drug instructional program taught throughout the school year.

Sumner County children were treated to several fun-filled activities and seminars hosted by various local law enforcement agencies. More pictures of the event can be found here.

Dog demonstration at Wellington DARE camp.

Dog demonstration at Wellington DARE camp.

Wellington teams finish off home regular season games; boys get swept, girls sweep

Baseball at Sellers
Brooke McCorkle pitches Wellington to victory in game two.

Brooke McCorkle pitches Wellington to victory in game two.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A four-game winning streak came to an abrupt end for the Wellington baseball team as No. 6 ranked Buhler swept the Dukes 14-2 and 5-1 during senior night at Sellers Park.

Meanwhile down the road at Worden Park, the Lady Crusaders had little trouble sweeping Buhler for the second consecutive time, 15-3 and 12-2. These were makeup games from a rainout two weeks ago.

Wellington baseball is 6-10 with four games left to play this week. The girls softball team is 14-4 and will finish the regular season at Clearwater Thursday.

On the boys side, Wellington came into the Buhler contest on a hot streak having swept both Circle and Winfield. But Buhler proved to be a tougher matchup, especially in game one where the opponent went on a 7-run rampage to start the second inning and added six more runs in the third.

Buhler would smack out eight hits, getting 14 runs on 22 at bats in game one. 

Bring some honey into your life: Crown Royal Honey and Malibu cocktails at Manila Liquor

Manilla Seagram 7, Fizzy 5-2-16 sample 2

Oxford sweeps West Elk, improves to 9-4 and 7-3 in league.

Oxford WildcatsSumner Newscow report — The Oxford Wildcat baseball team improved its record to 9-4 overall and 7-3 in the Walter Johnson (SCBL) League with a double-header sweep over West Elk at home Tuesday. The Wildcats defeated West Elk 4-3, 4-3. 

Game 1: Oxford 4 West Elk 3

Oxford –       0-0-2-0-2-0-X   4

West Elk –    3-0-0-0-0-0-0   3

Starter for Oxford: Grant Smith, 4 IP, 9 K’s, 1 BB, 3 runs, 1 ER, 3 hits. Winning pitcher for OHS: Cal Shimkus 3 IP, 1 K, 3 BB, 0 hits, 0 runs.

Oxford Offense:

Help wanted: Field Appraiser I, Dispatcher 1 for Sumner County

Help Wanted adHelp wanted: Field Appraiser  I, -Appraiser’s Office.

$7.96 – $13.06 per Hour part time/non-exempt.

Performs duties relating to the maintenance and gathering of statistical data utilized in arriving at real property values.  Position would be responsible for the accurate gathering of necessary information and for becoming familiar with and understanding Kansas’ property guidelines.  Strong analytical, documentation, organizational and mathematical skills, be able to work outdoors in varying weather conditions.  General office skills are a plus.  Must have valid Kansas Drivers License.

Apply online at  Applications close 05/13/2016. If any questions, contact the Sumner Co. Clerk’s Office, phone 620-326-3395 Job description available. EOE.

Help wanted: Dispatcher I – E911 Dept.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Students can donate to Operation Gratitude

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, May 3, 2016:


Golf at Hesston

JV Golf at Clearwater

C-Team Baseball at WHS


Crusader Way- WSU Trip


Baseball at Clearwater

Softball at Clearwater

JV Baseball at Goddard

Golf at Tex Consolver


Regional Tennis

Track at Chaparral


JV Baseball at WHS

Baseball at KC Turner



Today’s lunch Chicken Patty, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Peas, Banana, Hot Roll and Milk.

Tuesdays lunch Crispito with Red Sauce, Lettuce and Tomato, Sweet Corn, Chilled Peaches, Cheesy Bread Stick and Milk,

Today’s News:

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