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Reichenberger holds another record; WMS boys win golf tourney; Oxford baseball team above .500…

10 things to know Sumner County sports
Colin Reichenberger, shown here in the 2014 State Track and Field Championships, is at it again, breaking records. He broke the 300 meter record at Belle Plaine Tuesday.

Colin Reichenberger, shown here in the 2014 State Track and Field Championships, is at it again, breaking records. He broke the 300 meter record at Belle Plaine Tuesday.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things to know about Sumner County sports this week…

1. New school record…

Colin Reichenberger, a Wellington High School senior, was breaking track records almost every outing in the hurdles event in 2014. He’s doing it again in 2015. Reichenberger broke the 300-meter hurdles record at the Belle Plaine Dragon Relays Tuesday, clocking in at 39.30 seconds.

Last year, Reichenberger ran the 300 at 39.42 at the Kansas State Track and Field Championships, placing him second in Class 4A.

Reichenberger also placed first in the 110-meter hurdles, coming in with a time of 15.00. That’s better than his state track time of 15.13. His personal best in the 110 is 14.48.

We’ll keep tabs where Reichenberger is compared to others in the state. The Wellington High School track team will be traveling to Caldwell next Tuesday for its next meet of the season.

 

2. Belle Plaine Invite team results…

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Jungle Book/ Rikki-Tikki-Tavi Wellington Community Theater production starts tonight!

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Cast members above include: Brenna Brown, Hannah Shelley, Lizzie Harriger, Chloe Henderson, Josh Amos and Hunter Lough.

Cast members above include: Brenna Brown, Hannah Shelley, Lizzie Harriger, Chloe Henderson, Josh Amos and Hunter Lough.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Community Theater and Children’s Theater of Wellington will be presenting the Jungle Book and The Adventure of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi for three nights on April 17, 18, and 19.

The premiere showing is tonight at 7 p.m. at the Wellington Junior High Building Auditorium at 311 North A Street.

The other two showings are Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door.

The cast list for both productions are as follows:

2015 Wellington Rotary Club award winners announced:

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Rotary Club recognized the Wellington Middle School and High School award winners for 2015 at a banquet held at the First United Methodist Church.

Wellington eighth grade rotary winners

2015 Wellington Middle School eighth grade Rotary Award winners: Front, L-R: Abby Hibbs, Kilegh Peninger, Hattie Staley, Ellie Buresh, Taylor Meyer, Jacelyn Buck, Sierra Rademacher, Tatum Witham, Emma Rains, Reese Heasty. Back, L-R: Dakota Lynnes, DeAndre Washington, Devin Dickinson, Tanner Dillon, Jacob Ewing, Grey Hatfield, Drake Hendrix, Braden Struble and Joe Ybarra.

WHS Rotary Senior award winners

Project Sticker Shock to bring awareness to underage drinking during Service Day

SCCDAT hiringSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County Community Drug Action Team, SCCDAT, is partnering with the Wellington Police Department and the Wellington High School to participate with this years’ Service Day at WHS.

As a part of Service Day, members from these three organizations will be participating in Project Sticker Shock. This project brings awareness to the community about underage drinking and the consequences of providing alcohol to minors.

In order to complete this project the Sticker Shock team will ask for the assistance from local alcohol retail establishments, by displaying on alcohol packaging reminders of Laws and fines associated with providing alcohol to minors. This project is well received in the retail community and they are always willing to help provide this education.

Sumner Newscow precipitation report: 1.10 inches

Newscow precipation reportSumner Newscow report — Wellington received 1.1 inches of rain overnight as of 8:30 a.m. this morning. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Prom RSVPs are due April 8

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, April 17, 2015:

Friday

•Tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Mr. Crusader Pageant

Saturday

•ACT Test.

Today’s lunch: Chicken and Dressing, Mashed Potatoes with Brown Gravy, Green Beans, Biscuits, Pineapple and Milk

Monday’s Lunch: Chicken Patty, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Green Beans, Pineapple Chunks, Hot Roll and Milk.

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Garage Sales for this weekend

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By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for April 17-19, 2015. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

“Home” playing at Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

Home at Wellington Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: Home

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

Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour 33 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: When Oh, a loveable misfit from another planet, lands on Earth and finds himself on the run from his own people, he forms an unlikely friendship with an adventurous girl named Tip who is on a quest of her own.

Sumner Court Docket: April 16, 2015 report

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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.

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Fort Hays, Valley Center Art Day winners announced

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, April 14, 2015:

Thursday

• State baseball contest in Winfield.

• State vocal contest in Winfield.

Friday

•Tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Mr. Crusader Pageant, 7 p.m.

Saturday

•ACT Test.

 Today’s lunch

Meat Balls, Macaroni and Cheese, Peas, Baby Carrots, Hot Roll, Apple and Milk.

Tomorrow’s Lunch: 

Baked Ham, Mashed Potatoes with Brown Gravy, Green Beans, Biscuits, Pineapple and Milk.

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Wellington City Work session gets feisty as council figures what to do with utility rates

Wellington City Council Roundup

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The new Wellington City Council won’t be ushered in until next Tuesday. But judging from this Tuesday’s work session meeting it could be a lively two years.

The utility reserve fund and the consumer rates were the subjects for the meeting, but the two-hour plus meeting often veered into philosophical discussions about the city’s future. And at one point it got downright nasty.

Very late into the two hour meeting, Wellington City Councilmen Vince Wetta and Jim Valentine got into a shouting match. In a nutshell, Wetta was upset about how confrontational Valentine is at city meetings. Valentine was upset that the other city council member’s aren’t listening to him.

Work sessions are unlike regular city meetings. Council members sit at a round table and discuss issues without any formal proceedings. No action can be taken, and talk is most generally done informally. People of the general public are usually not allowed to address the council unless addressed by a council member first. Basically, it’s a company business meeting with reporters lurking in the background. 

Donations still needed for Meals-on-Wheels-for-kids Service Day event

OutreachLogoRby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — As part of the Wellington High School Service Day on Wednesday, April 22, will be the meal packaging event to benefit Meals-on-Wheels-for-Kids summer program.

Karla Defore, WHS Leadership Instructor, sent out the following e-mail earlier this week:

I wondered if we could get another little shout out about this outreach program — we really want to be able to reach some hungry Wellington children this summer.  I’m not sure if many around town know about the Meals-on-wheels-for-kids program at the Methodist Church, but they prepare and deliver meals to over 100 kids three days a week all summer.  We are wanting to feed them the other days of the week, meals they can easily prepare for themselves.

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It has been 20 years! Reunion set for 1995 state champion Wellington High School baseball team

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1995 Wellington High School baseball team and Class 4A State Champions.

1995 Wellington High School baseball team and Class 4A State Champions.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  Has it already been that long?

Twenty years ago, Wellington High School captured its one and so far only high school baseball championship when the Crusaders knocked off Topeka Hayden for the Class 4A title in Manhattan.

The 1995 state championship team is being honored on May 7 between the Wellington High School baseball games with Clearwater. After the second game there will be a hamburger feed for players, coaches, managers and bat boys. Please let coach Mike Wilmoth know if you are going to be able to attend. For more information about the event click here.

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Two Wellington High School students charged in March 23 Danville grain elevator break in

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two Wellington High School students have been charged for the burglary of the Danville Cooperative grain elevator at 801 South Jefferson in Wellington on Monday, March 23, 2015.

Jonathan Ryberg, born in 1997, of Wellington and Avery Cheney, born in 1996, of Wellington have been charged with criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor; theft, a Class A misdemeanor and criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor.

According to the criminal complaint, two windows at the Coop valued at $200 were damaged. Ryberg and Cheney are also accused of taking goggles and three wrenches.

At 8:20 a.m. on March 23, two Wellington Police Department officers took a report of the break in. One officer inspected the damage and observed the window on the front door had been broken along with a window in the restroom. The surveillance video and still photos showed the two adult males looking through the business which were distributed to the local media. Tips to the WPD indicated the suspects were identified as Avery and Ryberg. 

Wellington baseball team splits with Andale, still in hunt for AV-CTL DIV title

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys baseball team kept its Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV title hopes alive with a double-header split at Andale Monday evening.

Wellington would lose game one to the Indians 2-1, but would return to win the nightcap 7-5. The win puts the Dukes at 5-1 in the AV-CTL DIV with Circle and Clearwater left on the schedule. Andale, which combines its baseball program with Garden Plain, is currently at 5-1 in league play with Mulvane and Collegiate left to play.

“We control our own destiny,” said Jesse Dale, Wellington head baseball coach. “If we win out we can at minimum be co-league champs.”

Wellington played what was a very competitive couple of games. But it was the final inning of the second game that had Crusader fans on edge.

The Crusaders were leading by a healthy 7-2 advantage thanks to an impressive first start by freshman hurler Cade Phelps. But in the bottom half of the seventh, Andale made its move with a couple of singles and a double steal by Harrison Denk to pull within three, 7-4.

Wellington Community Theater presents: The Jungle Book Friday, Saturday and Sunday

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Deadline to apply for Kansas All Star Scholarship is tomorrow

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, April 14, 2015:

Tuesday

• JV Tennis at Valley Center, 3 p.m.

• C-team baseball at Wellington vs. Rose Hill, 4 p.m.

• Track at Belle Plaine, 4 p.m.

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

•Tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Mr. Crusader Pageant

Saturday

•ACT Test.

Today’s lunch

Kelly General Store has a little of everything for the curious shopper

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — About six months ago, Holly Kelly was driving down Harvey Street and noticed an abandoned building with a greenhouse and she thought, “wouldn’t it be cool to have a greenhouse for the community again.”

And last weekend, Kelly General Store was born at 314 E. Harvey St. Several local people have flocked to Wellington’s newest business that opened Saturday to robust business despite coinciding with Belle Plaine’s Tulip Time.

Holly Kelly, Owner of Kelly General Store.

Holly Kelly, Owner of Kelly General Store.

Monday morning, the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Wellington’s newest store in what was once Bob’s Floral’s in the 1990s.

How does one describe the Kelly General Store? 

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