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Wellington High School Daily Bulletin: Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

This week’s schedule:

Thursday - 

•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Football scrimmage at Wellington High School, 6 p.m.

•Volleyball Gatorade Scrimmage, 5 p.m.

Friday -

•No school.

Saturday - 

•Varsity Volleyball at Winfield. 

Triumph Accessory Services looking for mechanic, new capabilities technician

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Triumph Accessory Services in Wellington is a leading provider of maintenance services to military, regional and commercial aircraft. Triumph is currently looking for qualified individuals for:


New Capabilities Technician

For complete job information and to apply, go to the website

Pre-employment drug screening and background checks are required as well as random drug/alcohol screening.

Triumph provides an excellent work environment and benefits.

Triumph is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled.

Public to get first view of athletes at annual Crusader Club Volleyball/Football Scrimmage

Take it to the public WHS seniors

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  Wellington sports enthusiasts will have an opportunity to get a sneak preview of both the WHS volleyball and football teams Thursday evening. The Wellington Crusader volleyball team will be holding a Gatorade Scrimmage at 5 p.m. at the high school gymnasium and the WHS football, the Wellington Middle School team, and the youth football teams will be showcased in the Crusader Club Scrimmage.

Here are a few things you will see:

•Wellington has 70 football players out this year including 20 seniors (see newly released roster below). Individual pictures of all the football players can be found here.

•Great manicured field thanks to new groundskeeper Steve Gill.

•Other amenities such as the new banner on the press box and the new decked out Crusader Grill by Impact Bank.

Here are a couple of things you will not see Thursday:

2014 Crusader tennis preview: 10 things you need to know…

10 things to know about the tennis team

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 10 things you need to know about the 2014 Wellington High School tennis squad…


1. Where we last left off…

Wellington head girls tennis coach Brian Aufdengarten brings back five of the top six girls on the 2013 squad. Wellington had one doubles entry in the state tennis tournament in Topeka last October. Kelsey Whaley, who qualified with Peyton Adams, graduated with a 23-9 doubles record in 2013.

Peyton Adams

Peyton Adams


2. First the good news…

The good news is Peyton Adams returns for her fourth year in the program as a senior. She is a two-time state qualifier and one whale of a competitor. As part of the Wellington duo, she and her partner Whaley had a flare for the dramatic which included playing two marathon matches in the Wellington Regional last October in which it took five hours for them to play. Aufdengarten said he might use her in singles. Of course, that is in a perfect world. And we don’t live there.


3. Now the bad news …

Wellington Chamber holds ribbon cutting for Good Taste Chinese Buffet

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for the Good Taste Chinese Buffet Restaurant at 1311 E. 16th Street in Wellington this morning.

The buffet, which was the Wellington Steakhouse, opened in July by the Jason Lin and his family. The new business includes five tables and 100 food items including Chinese, American and Seafood dishes. The Lin family is currently opening a Japanese, Thai Restaurant in Wichita as well.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

This week’s schedule: 

Thursday - 

•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Football scrimmage at Wellington High School, 6 p.m.

•Volleyball Gatorade Scrimmage, 5 p.m.

Friday -

•No school.

Saturday - 

•Varsity Volleyball at Winfield.


Wednesday’s lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Meat Balls, peas, baby carrots, bread/jelly, apple.

Sumner County Court Docket: August 27, 2014 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. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


Wellington City Council work session has been cancelled for tonight

The Wellington City Council Work Session scheduled for Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled.

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Wellington High School bulletin: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

This week’s schedule: 

Thursday - 

•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Football scrimmage at Wellington High School, 6 p.m.

•Volleyball Gatorade Scrimmage, 5 p.m.

Friday -

•No school.

Saturday - 

•Varsity Volleyball at Winfield.


Tuesday’s lunch: Chicken Nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, fresh broccoli, peaches.

WHS Volleyball team to hold Gatorade Scrimmage on Thursday

Crusader head logo smallerSumner Newscow report — The Wellington High School volleyball team will be holding a “Gatorade” scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. at the gymnasium. This scrimmage will precede the Hamburger Scrimmage at Sellers Park starting around 6 p.m.

People are asked to bring a case of water or unopened bottles of Gatorade for admittance.

Wellington Street Department to have chip sealing from Aug. 25 and Aug. 29.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Street Department will be chip sealing 22 blocks between August 25th and August 29th, weather permitting.  This project includes the following:

7th between “B” and “C”

9th, 10th, 11th and 12th between Washington and Jefferson

Olive between Harvey and 8th

Washington between 10th and 16th

Jefferson between 10th and 16th.

Post your FREE garage sale ads here

Garage sale templete use this one

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!

Wellington City releases 2014 Fire Hydrant testing schedule

Fire hydrant testing

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The following is the schedule for the 2014 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.7 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. 7th –Sept. 12th, 2014:  Downtown hydrants from 2nd to 9th on Washington

Wellington High School daily bulletin: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, August 25, 2014

This week’s schedule: 

Thursday - 

•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Football scrimmage at Wellington High School, 6 p.m.

Friday -

•No school.

Saturday - 

•Varsity Volleyball at Winfield.


Monday’s lunch:

Wellington City Council to hold work session Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., in the Council room at City Hall, 317 S. Washington, Wellington. The purpose of the Council Work Session is to hold an Executive Session to discuss applicants interviewed for the City Manager’s position.

Sunday Blog: Five lists of 5 including Quinn

Five Cueball thoughts

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five lists of five for Aug. 24, 2014…


1. Five things that probably should go away soon…

Ice bucket challenge sweeps WellingtonIce Bucket Water Challenge - Yes, it goes without saying pouring ice water over one’s head is extremely funny and goes to a great cause, but after viewing 2,426,213 videos on Facebook and this site, it’s time to move on to something else.

Ferguson Mo. – I’m sure there are lessons to be learned here, but I can’t help but think if CNN and Fox News wasn’t there, rioting would have ended long ago.

Go away!

Go away!

Detroit Tigers – They are standing in the way of the Kansas City Royals making their first playoff performance in 30 years. It’s almost September and football is about to start, and yet I find myself nervous about baseball.

The summer heat - Oh, I shouldn’t complain because it has been a cool summer. But the 100 degree days which hit this week simultaneously with the start of the fall sports season has been a true bummer.

ISIS – Oh, them. International terrorism appears to be on the upswing. It just feels like something bad is going to happen soon. Maybe we are paying enough attention to prevent another 911 this time.

2. Five things that made Max Bretches cool…

Updated: Roger Watermiller, 54, of Milton identified in motorcycle fatality north of Argonia

Motorcycle fatality feature

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Roger Watermiller, 54, of Milton was killed in a motorcycle fatality at the intersection of Argonia Road and 90th Ave. about eight miles north of Argonia and three miles south of Milton this morning.

At 11:10 a.m., Saturday, Watermiller was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound when he failed to negotiate the curve in the road. He entered the west ditch, struck a sign, before being ejected, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol accident report. Watermiller was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the report said.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrolman working the scene, there were no eye witnesses to the accident. A passing motorist discovered the accident about five minutes later at 11:15 a.m.

Thaddeus Myers of Wellington, facing 8 felony charges for alleged drug sale activity, is missing

Thaddeus Myers at large

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Thaddeus Myers, born in 1973, of Wellington who is facing eight felony charges, including seven drug felonies, is currently at large and being sought by the Sumner County Sheriff’s office, according to Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer.

Myers failed to show up for Sumner County District Court Thursday for an unrelated misdemeanor charge after being hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy. The district court judge had dismissed the drug felony charges “without prejudice” on Aug. 6 because he had been taken to an undisclosed Wichita hospital for the removal of his appendix and would not be able to face the charges levied against him in court. Spencer said the intention was to reissue the drug charges once he recovered from the appendectomy and left the hospital.

He was scheduled to return to court this Thursday to face a Class A misdemeanor charge for criminal deprivation of property for an incident that occurred on April 17, 2014 that had nothing to do with the felony charges.

But because he failed to show Thursday, Myers has forfeited his bond and must surrender himself within 30 days or face additional charges.

Spencer said his whereabouts are currently unknown.

Myers has been charged with: 

Bank of Commerce has accepted Sumner Newscow’s challenge… Thanks to everyone!

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Bank of Commerce has accepted the Sumner Newscow challenge for the ALS Ice Bucket Water Challenge. This concludes Sumner Newscow’s involvement of the process. Thanks for all the participants and for all those who are donating to this worthy cause on Facebook and other social media forums.

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