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Sumner Newscow Weekend Calendar – July 25- July 27; plus important dates in the future

Sumner Newscow Calendar

Friday July 25 —

•Wellington Heat Game vs. Oklahoma Bulls- 7:05 p.m.- Pick up your free tickets courtesy of Strickland Towing at the gate. Don’t miss the Johnny Cash Trivia Night and also several free giveaways throughout the night courtesy of the Heat and several sponsors.

•Kansas 15-year-old State Tournament in Garden City – Wellington playing double-elimination tournament.

 

Saturday, July 26 — 

•Grand Opening of the “Old Time Soda Shop”-1 p.m.- 5 p.m. – Chisholm Trail Museum.

•Black Top Nationals Classic Car & Motorcycle Event- Sellers Park.

Wellington City Manager job opening gets lots of interest

Sumner Newscow local news report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Manager vacancy left by Gus Collins in April most certainly did not go unnoticed.

The Wellington City Council received 53 applications for the manager’s position. However, Wellington Mayor Roger Stallbaumer cautioned that 15 resumes are probably legitimate.

Roger Stallbaumer

Roger Stallbaumer

“A lot of those are random resumes sent out for any job opening out there,” Stallbaumer said. “But I do anticipate we have some very qualified candidates in that bunch.”

But first comes the budget which the Wellington City Council will approve in August.

“The budget comes first,” Stallbaumer said. “We aren’t going to even think about filling the city manager position until we get the budget put together.”

The Wellington City Council has made one decision about the hiring process.

Garage Sale listings for July 25-27, 2014

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By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for July 25-27, 2014. If you still need garage sales advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck, bargain hunting! 

No one was hurt at car drive through DeJarnett Law Office accident this morning

Auto accident feature

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Kansas University student Erin Zoglmann has been an intern for Wellington Attorney Shawn DeJarnett during the summer – serving as an office assistant.

It is probably safe to say today will be her most memorable day of the summer.

The DeJarnett office looking from the west.

The DeJarnett office looking from the west.

Zoglmann, whose was sitting at the desk is in the front at the DeJarnett Law Office, LLC at 118 West Harvey, got the scare of her life when an elderly woman drove through the front window of the law office at 10 a.m.

The woman, whose name has not been released by the Wellington Police Department, was allegedly visiting Diana Page at the Edward Jones office next door. 

Wellington school board approves the purchase of 462 computers; makes yearly designations

School board meeting roundup

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — While the USD 353 students won’t be in school for three more weeks, the official start of the 2014-15 school year for the administration started July 1.

The school board, during a busy part of the Kansas Wheat Festival, dotted some I’s and crossed some Ts with several designations. For example, Jackie Berryman was named the school board president; Security State Bank is now the official bank; Forrest Bryant is the official school treasurer; Shawn DeJarnett is the school attorney and Renn and Company is the school’s insurance provider.

Substitute teacher salaries will be $75 a day, paraprofessionals will get minimum wage designated by the federal government; and milage will be reimbursed at 50 cents a mile rate. 

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The your current status with Obamacare question

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Since the implementation of Affordable Care Act, i.e. Obamacare, are you better off healthcare wise?

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The Enchies return to championship form winning the Slate Creek Relays i.e. Great Race

Enchies win Great Race 2014

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Dore Enchies returned to winning form by winning the 2014 Slate Creek Relays at Woods Park Saturday evening.

The Dore Enchies knocked out the defending champion Anders Spinalators to capture The Great Race Cup. Anders placed second while the Sons of Thunder finished third.

The final order of teams was as follows:

1. The Dore Enchies

The Enchies were the first place winners. (Photo by Steve Sturgis).

The Enchies were the first place winners. (Photo by Steve Sturgis).

2. Anders Spinalators

The Great Race will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at Woods Park

Great Race preview - Can Spinalators?

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the 13th consecutive year, Wellington will be holding The Great Race, aka The Slate Creek Relays, this weekend at Woods Park. The race begins at 5 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s team participants include:

The Anders Spinalators

Axis of Awesome

Black Oak Striders

Dore Enchies

Greeno Flameouts

Sons of Thunder

Spencer Speedsters

SSB Big Bucks

Village Idiots

Gove Bandits.

The Anders Spinaltors are the current defending Great Race Champions. 

Carl Acuff, Jr. will be performing at the Sumner County Fair in Caldwell on Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.

Carl Acuff at Sumner County Fair

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 87th annual Sumner County Fair in Caldwell is right around the corner and this year’s featured entertainer is Carl Acuff, Jr. who will be performing with The Legends and Up and Comers.

The concert to be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. in Caldwell is being sponsored by the Sumner County Fair Association and area businesses (listed below).

The free concert will be part of a plethora of activities at the annual fair in Caldwell which will be running Thursday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 3.

The Carl Acuff Jr. Show has become an American institution since 1992. The 2014 tour proves to be no exception to the rule with a dynamite show, great costuming, music and comedy.  

Wellington resident Perry Wiley expresses his concern about fireworks on Fourth of July

Perry Wiley fireworks

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Fourth of July holiday can be a bang of a good time for many, but a Wellington resident expressed his displeasure with the holiday at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Wellington resident Perry Wiley questioned the current fireworks policy. The council decided it will revisit the issue at a later date.

During the audience participation Wiley made the following statement:

“I think the fireworks got out of hand this year… It wasn’t too well enforced. I couldn’t get up and down my street because of all the fireworks. I spoke to a lady who works at Sterling House and she couldn’t get there because of the fireworks by the apartments near Sterling House.

“In short of banning all fireworks, which I would be in favor of, they should be banned in residential areas. They should only be shot in parks or ballfields or wherever.”

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The favorite sport to watch on television question

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Sumner Court Docket: July 15, 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.

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Post your FREE Garage Sale ads here

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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 Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Tournament updates: July 15, 2014

Babe Ruth All Star tournament roundup

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the latest update of Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth teams and the complete scores of the 12-year-old Cal Ripken Tournament played at Worden Park this weekend. For previous games click here. For full brackets of your favorite tournament click on the website http://www.kansasbaberuthleagues.com/

 

10-and-under all stars: 

State tournament at Fort Scott. 

First round – SPIAA 8 Wellington 4. MVP: Logan McClain. WOW: Hagen Wright.

Second round – Fort Scott 12 Wellington 1. MVP: Carson Nugen. WOW: Blake McCreary. Wellington finishes 0-2 in tournament. 

Vicky Coffey of Wellington is the grand prize Wheat Festival winner

Grand prize Wheat Festival winner

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Vicky Coffey of Wellington is $1,500 richer after winning the Kansas Wheat Festival grand prize drawing. The drawing was held this morning at the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce with WACC executive director Shelley Hansel, Bank of Commerce President J.C. Long, and Day’s Funeral Home Director Tytus Cornejo helping with the drawing.

It was the last official act of the Kansas Wheat Festival.

Sunday Blog: Lebron James came home – nothing wrong with that

Five Cueball thoughts

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — I believe Lebron James.

James is coming back to the Cleveland Cavaliers after a four-year stint with the Miami Heat. He gives his reasons here.

There’s plenty of cynicism out there  — James is self serving, he is just piecing another dream team together in Cleveland, that the guy is being disingenuous.

Lebron James goes from Cleveland to Miami back to Cleveland.

Lebron James goes from Cleveland to Miami back to Cleveland.

But I think he’s telling the truth. He wants to come home to prove something to himself.

Why do I feel that way? Because I went through the same thing a few years back.

I remember the day I left the Wellington Daily News the first time in 2002 – not really by choice. I was mad and determined to take my family and split. There was nothing else left here to accomplish. I had an enemies list a mile long, I hated the school, I hated the town. I had worn out my welcome. 

19 candidates, 25 speeches on hand at Sumner Farm Bureau’s political forum in Wellington

Sumner Farm Bureau

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Farm Bureau hosted a candidate’s forum at the Raymond Frye Complex in Wellington Thursday evening and 19 candidates and six candidate representatives showed up for the event. The forum was a fun-filled 2-and-half hour romp with local and state candidates traded barbs at one another with five minute speeches as the August 5 Republican and Democrat primary looms.

Todd Tiahrt

Todd Tiahrt

The most heated exchanges came between U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo and candidate Todd Tiahrt, who are in a heated tussle for the 4th District Republican nomination. Both candidates were in Wellington Thursday evening and the gloves were most certainly off.

“Today the (U.S.) House had 23 votes — 5.5 percent of the votes they will cast all year — including the important energy and water bill…” Tiahrt said. “But Congressman Pompeo was not there. It was the most important day of the year for the Kansas Farm Bureau and nobody from this district was there to fight for us.”

Mike Pompeo

Mike Pompeo

Pompeo was equally aggressive with his response.

“If you are telling a half-truth it is a lie,” Pompeo said. “For example, there are ads on today by my opponent saying I was for Obamacare. If I was for Obamacare would the Kansas For Life endorse me? Would the National Rifle Association endorse me? My opponent seems to think he can fool you if he says the right thing. I won’t do that.”

While Pompeo and Tiahrt were aggressively needling the other, there were other speeches that got the nice-sized crowd of over 100 people excited.

(Full story with video) Dustin Craig finds the 2014 Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion

Dustin Craig is your Medallion winner

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Almost everyone knows Dustin Craig in Wellington.

Well, Craig, is $1,000 richer than he was when he woke up this morning after winning the 2014 Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion Hunt. He found the elusive Medallion Thursday morning underneath a concrete sidewalk bridge stuck to railing on the south side of Walnut Street, west of Jefferson Street, east of G Street, and just directly east of the old Cargill Elevator, built back in the late 1800s as the Hunter Mills elevator.

Medallion found here 7-10-14

The mere fact Craig won the medallion was a lark. He was helping Vince Erwin Glass, but had the morning off when 2.06 inches of rain fell on Wellington. So he and his friend Gary Richmond drove south and looked for the Medallion which he figured was down by the elevator based on the clues that were pointing toward there.

“I have been searching for the Medallion since I learned how to ride a bicycle,” Craig said. “I never could find the dang thing.” 

Security State Bank makes huge donation for new scoreboard, 45-second clock at Sellers Park

Crusader nights

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Security State Bank in Wellington has made a significant contribution to the community with the donation of a new scoreboard for the football field.

When Wellington opens its 2014 season (see full schedule below), fans hopefully will be seeing a new scoreboard, two 45-second clocks on both ends of the field, a great looking reworked natural turf, and new fence around the field as part of the ongoing renovation of Sellers Stadium.

Wellington's new scoreboard.

Wellington’s new scoreboard.

“Hopefully” is a key word. The scoreboard was purchased from “Athco” in Kansas City. Company officials estimate it may take five to seven weeks to get the scoreboard in place and working.

Wellington opens against Augusta at home on Sept. 5.  The Crusaders host four home games this season.

Sumner County Court Docket: July 9, 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.

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