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Let’s wear red to work this Friday…

Go Dukes

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — With a new era about to be ushered in for Crusader football, Sumner Newscow is encouraging everyone this Friday to wear red to work if you live in Wellington or even if you are working elsewhere to show our support for the Crusaders.

Crusader head logoThis was a tradition that started in the late 1990s, but has kind of lost its luster over recent years. Time to bring it back in a big way. Wear a red shirt this Friday! Bosses let your employees wear red to work!

Wellington hosts Clearwater Friday night at Sellers Park at 7 p.m.

Now if someone could just build a new football sign like the late and great Roger Stallbaumer Sr. used to put up in his front yard in downtown Wellington during game day, then we would really be set.

Go Dukes! 

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Colin Kaepernick national anthem question

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When Wichita students started a movement that changed history

Dockup Drug Store newspaper picture feature
Dr. Galyn Vesey speaks at Sumner County Historical Society Monday.

Dr. Galyn Vesey speaks at Sumner County Historical Society Saturday.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow —  The Dockum Drug Store sit-in held during the summer of 1958 changed history for Wichita, the state of Kansas, the nation, and African American people. It was the first student-led lunch counter sit-in, using a peaceful protest to in efforts to end segregation.

One of the young men involved in the sit-in, Dr. Galyn Vesey, was the guest speaker at the Sumner County Historical Society meeting Saturday held at Good Taste Chinese restaurant. He showed a video of the history of the Dockum Drug Store sit-in, with interviews from several people, including those directly involved.

“This (video) makes an emphasis on black people, and what we had to deal with,” said Vesey, who is the project director of researching Black Wichita.

Vesey told the group that several white Wichita State University students were invited to join in the sit-in, and several did help. He used to go down there on Saturday morning and sit at the lunch counter, peacefully waiting to be served. At this time, Vesey was a 21-year-old Wichita State University student, and a member of the Young Adult Chapter of the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People).

South Haven Fair was a good time for all

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — The South Haven Fair came and went with a great time. Click here for our photo gallery of the weekend.

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Yearbook is on sale for the lowest price in a decade

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Aug. 30, 2016:

Tuesday

Tennis at WHS 3 p.m.

Volleyball at Circle 5 p.m.

Wednesday

Thursday

Picture Day!!

Volleyball at Augusta 5 p.m.

Friday

NO SCHOOL

Football at WHS vs. Clearwater 7 p.m.

Saturday

JV Tennis at Conway Springs 9 a.m.

Monday

NO SCHOOL

Monday’s lunch   Bacon Cheeseburger, Turkey Club Sub, Salad.

Saturday’s lunch — Chicken patty, meatloaf, salad.

Today’s News:

Help wanted: City of Wellington needs street laborer

Help Wanted adThe City of Wellington is currently taking applications for the position of Street Laborer.  Under supervision this position is responsible for  performing routine semi-skilled work in the construction and maintenance of the City street system and other work activities leading to the acquisition of equipment operator skills.

Diploma or GED required, with experience and knowledge of  equipment operation  preferred.   Salary range is $9.58 to $13.89 DOQ, with excellent benefits, EOE, Drug free workplace.  Apply at www.HrePartners.com or at City Hall, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS by 5:00pm on September 6th, 2016.

City of Wellington making gas company repairs; Candy Cane restrooms back open

Sumner Newscow report — The following are various reports issued by the City of Wellington this afternoon:

logo-cityWellingtonKansas Gas Company Repairs: Kansas Gas Company will begin repairing the alley between Washington and Jefferson, north of 8th Street on Tuesday, Aug. 30. A portion of the alley will remain closed for seven days to allow the concrete to cure.

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Sumner Newscow sports update: Football Friday, rankings, JV Tennis and schedules

Sumner County Sports report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County sports update for Monday Aug. 29…

Sumner County football Friday 

Friday night football is upon us. Sumner Newscow will be having its “10 things to know about Sumner County Football” preview in the very near future.

In the meantime, here are the Sumner County games scheduled for Friday:

Conway Springs at Belle Plaine

A&A at Central Burden

Caldwell at Udall

South Haven at Oxford

State rankings

In the two preeminent high school football polls, no Sumner County team graced the top five this week in the rankings. Conway Springs is listed in the “others” in the Kpreps.com in Class 3A but is not listed in the Wichita Eagle poll.

Attica-Argonia, fresh off its Class 1A Div. 1 eight man state runner-up finish, is listed in the “others” in the Wichita Eagle, but is not listed in the K-Preps poll.

Help wanted: Triumph Accessory is looking for maintenance manager

Help Wanted adHelp wanted: Triumph Accessory Service is looking for maintenance manager.

 

Triumph is also looking for an experienced welder.

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All complete job description is available at triumphgroup.com.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Picture Day is set for this Thursday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Aug. 29, 2016

Monday

Tuesday

Tennis at WHS 3 p.m.

Volleyball at Circle 5 p.m.

Wednesday

Thursday

Picture Day!!

Volleyball at Augusta 5 p.m.

Friday

NO SCHOOL

Football at WHS vs. Clearwater 7 p.m.

Saturday

JV Tennis at Conway Springs 9 a.m.

Monday

NO SCHOOL

Help wanted: Sumner County Sheriff Detention Officer I

Help Wanted adDetention Officer I – Sheriff Dept

Pay range $11.64 – $19.10

HS diploma or GED.  Position processes inmates through detention facility.  Maintains security of inmates in facility and during transport.  Prepares reports and maintains records.  Candidate must pass a Criminal History background check.  Must have a valid KS driver’s license.

Apply on line at www.HRePartners.com.  Application closing date 09/05/2016.  Complete job description available at Sumner Co. Clerk’s Office, 501 N. Washington, Rm 101, Wellington Ks 67152, ph 620-326-3395. EOE

 

Wellington Fire and EMS weekly run: Aug. 22 – Aug. 28, 2016

Wellington fire logo use this one

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Aug. 22 to Aug. 28, 2016 is as follows:

Post your FREE Garage Sales 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 hunting!

Crusader preview: Wellington starts the Zane Aquilar football era

10 things to know about the Crusader football team
This is the first year of a Zane Aguilar coached team.

This is the first year of a Zane Aguilar coached team.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – 10 things to know about the 2016 Wellington High School football team…

1. The essentials…

Zane Aguilar

Zane Aguilar

Head coach: Zane Aguilar, first year. Record last year: 4-5. No. of starters returning: 4 offensive and five defensive. No. of seniors: 10. Assistant football coaches

Tim Lra-RB/LB

Rick Phelps-OL?DL

John McComb-TE/DE

Nick Wellington-OL/DL

Ryan Elder-QB/DB

Tony Ybarra-WR/OLB

Ross Foley-OL/DL.

2. The new coach…

To say Aguilar knows Wellington football is an understatement. Growing up a Crusader, Aguilar was a quarterback for some of Wellington’s best football teams ever. From 2001 to 2003, Aguilar threw for 2,360 yards. During his junior year, he ranks 12th in passing with 1,167 yards in 2002.

“I was lucky to be part of those teams,” Aguilar said.

Aguilar joined the football staff behind Linn Hibbs in 2007, and has been an assistant since. In 2016, when Tyler Ryan resigned after four years at the helm, Aguilar was named the WHS head coach.

Crusader preview: 10 things to know about the volleyball team…

10 things to know about volleyball team
The 2016 Wellington varsity volleyball team.

The 2016 Wellington varsity volleyball team.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 10 things to know about the Wellington High School volleyball team:

1. The essentials:

Head coach: Hannah Shuck, first year. Record last year: 19-20. Notable accomplishments: Qualified for the state tournament for the first time in its history.

2. The new coach:

Shuck is a Wellington High School graduate embarking on her first year as head coach of the varsity Crusaders. She had spent three years at Wellington Middle School before embarking on the varsity team.

3.  No. of returning starters: 1. Tayland French was a starter last season.

4. The varsity roster:

Crusader Preview: Wellington tennis team has 22 players; some varsity experience returning

10 things to know about tennis

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 10 things to know about the Wellington High School girls tennis team:

1. The essentials:

Head coach: Brian Aufdengarten, 16th year. Notable accomplishments last season: Wellington doubles team of sisters Madi and Mekenna Adams placed seventh at the Class 4A State Tournament. Madi Lewellen and Dietra Sober also qualified for state. 

2.  No. of returning starters: There are four returning varsity players from a year ago.

3. The varsity roster:

Aufty has eight varsity players who will be interchangeable throughout the year. Those girls will be: MeKenna Adams, Madison Lewellen, Abby Lowe, Lexis Saffell, Avery Rusk, Lauryn Snipes, Jacelyn Buck and Kylie Aufdengarten.  Snipes joins the team as a senior after not playing since her freshman year. Rusk hasn’t played since the eighth grade.

4. No. of players on the roster.

Crusader Preview: Charles Wallace has been coaching for 50 years and 48 years in Wellington

10 things to know about cross country

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 10 things to know about the Wellington High School cross country team:

1. The essentials:

Head coach: Charles Wallace, 48th year coaching cross country in Wellington and 50th year of coaching overall at the school. 

2.  Key returning starters: Will Long, Carson LeGrand and Jo Treadway will all be returning for another season.

3. No. of runners:

Wellington will have 29 runners this year in high school. There are four seniors, six juniors, five sophomores and 14 freshmen.

4. No. of Wellington Middle School runners:

Engineering report confirms in order to save 107 W. Lincoln building it would cost $529,000

107 Lincoln St. Building 8-26-16
107 W. Lincoln building #2

8000 square foot building on Lincoln and Washington has been roped off since July.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The City of Wellington’s consulting firm Professional Engineering Consultants of Wichita just issued a report that does not bode well for the survival of the building at 107 W. Lincoln.

The city office has just received a report this Thursday from PEC stating that in order for the building to be safely stabilized and secured, it would cost either the owner or the city an estimated $529,000.

“I’m not sure that is something we could afford,” said Shane Shields, Wellington City Manager.

The demolition of the building will undoubtedly cost less, but Shields would not offer a guesstimate how much such a procedure would cost. Wellington City Inspector Richard Jack said in a previous council meeting that demolition would cost between $50,000 and $100,000.

The imperiled building on the northwest corner of Lincoln and Washington has been shut down since July 14. The street at Lincoln between Washington and Jefferson has also been closed down in fear of the building falling. The sidewalks have been also roped off from pedestrians.

Shields said he will be taking the report to the Wellington City Council which is scheduled to meet on Sept. 6 for its regular meeting.

Wellington receives another 1.9 inches of rain over the past two nights

Newscow precipitation report smallerSumner Newscow report — Over the past two days, rain continues to fall. Thursday morning, Wellington received 1.3 inches of rain. This morning, Wellington had .6 inches. Currently, the August total so far is 11.1 inches of rain. In July, Wellington totaled 8.2 inches. In June it was 2.2 and in May it was 10.10 inches.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Student Council is having ‘Name the mascot’ contest

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Aug. 26, 201

Friday

No activities scheduled.

Saturday

Volleyball at Winfield, 8 a.m.

Friday’s lunch Cheese Pizza-Corn Dog-Salad

Saturday’s lunch Chicken Alfredo-Ham and Cheese Sandwich-Salad

Today’s News:

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