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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

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 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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Kansas Wheat Festival daily bulletin, Tuesday, July 8: Festival begins tomorrow

Tuesday daily bulletin 7-8

Wednesday, July 09, 2014-

8 a.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Bread Basket Bake-Off- Pre-registration is required, entry forms available at the chamber (Sponsored by KanOkla, Rivercross Hospice, Golden Living Center, Hobbs Mechanical & The City of Wellington).

10:30 a.m. — Sumner County History Trivia Contest- Senior Center, FREE and open to the public. (Hosted by the Sumner Heritage Alliance).

11 a.m. — Entertainment and lunch at the Senior Center featuring Jim Bales and Skeet Sirmons – Lunch reservations required by calling (620) 326-3942 by 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8th. Cost is $3.00 for ages 60+, under 60 is $4.75. (Sponsored by Gentiva Hospice)

2014 Medallion Hunt: Clue #7 — Tuesday, July 8

Clue #7 July 8

Clue #7

Long Days, short nights.

Clue #6 

There were two of me. Now there is none.

Clue #5

Don’t make the soup, just tell me what’s in it.

Clue #4

Once again, it’s time to pick a president.

Wellington to host 12-and-under 70-foot state Babe Ruth tournament; District updates

Babe Ruth All Star tournament roundup

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Babe Ruth All-Star season is off and running. Wellington will be hosting the 12-year-old Cal Ripken Tournament at Worden Park, July 11-14. Meanwhile, Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth teams are busy advancing through district tournaments.

The following is an update of the latest baseball happenings involving Wellington teams:

 

Wellington teams (including Wellington MVP and Wow winners) 

10-and-under all stars: 

It was a rather quiet 4th of July for the Wellington Fire Department

Wellington clean up

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Talk about a tale of two years.

After a busy Fourth of July holiday in 2013, the 2014 holiday which extended into the weekend was a quiet one for the Wellington Fire Department.

Wellington Fire Chief Timothy Hay said there was only one call out in the county this weekend. It was a very small one, south of town by the Wellington dump.

Hay said there was not even a dumpster fire to attend to. 

The official 2014 Kansas Wheat Festival ‘so you now have no excuse that you didn’t know about something’ Schedule

2014 Kansas Wheat Festival full schedule

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This is the official 2014 Kansas Wheat Festival schedule for this week. And because there is always the “I didn’t know this so-and-so was happening” people, we are putting the complete schedule on the home page. So you have no more excuses, unless you are not reading Sumner Newscow which is a crime in itself.

We will update you each day of the upcoming events with the schedule ahead. Also, keep informed with Wheat Festival results, more updates, and pictures galore.

Go out and have fun!

On-going exhibits and attractions:

-Ottaway Carnival-Runs Wednesday through Saturday at the Raymond Frye Complex parking lot, 320 North Jefferson, $23.00 wristband special every night. Carnival opens at 6:00p.m.

•Security State Bank Kansas Wheat (Festival) Penny Search– SSB will scatter pennies at various Wheat Festival locations. There will be several specially marked pennies that can be traded in for $50.

•Harvest Photo Display- Display at Barbara Jon’s, 104 N. Washington- Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.- 5:30p.m. (Sponsored by Barbara Jon’s Fine Gifts & Décor & Susan’s Portrait Designs).

•Downtown Art Exhibit- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place), Open Thursday & Friday 5-7 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. -7 p.m., Sunday 1-4 p.m. (Sponsored by Future’s Unlimited).

•Kansas Wheat Festival Wheat Show- Display at Renn & Company, 209 South Washington (Sponsored by Renn & Company).

•Chisholm Trail Museum- 502 North Washington - Open 1-5 p.m., Wednesday-Friday, Saturday 9 a.m. -5 p.m. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.

-Panhandle Railroad Museum- 425 East Harvey, open 10 a.m-4 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. No Admission fee. Donations accepted.

 

Wednesday, July 09, 2014-

8 a.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Bread Basket Bake-Off- Pre-registration is required, entry forms available at the chamber (Sponsored by KanOkla, Rivercross Hospice, Golden Living Center, Hobbs Mechanical & The City of Wellington).

10:30 a.m. — Sumner County History Trivia Contest- Senior Center, FREE and open to the public. (Hosted by the Sumner Heritage Alliance).

11 a.m. — Entertainment and lunch at the Senior Center featuring Jim Bales and Skeet Sirmons – Lunch reservations required by calling (620) 326-3942 by 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 8th. Cost is $3.00 for ages 60+, under 60 is $4.75. (Sponsored by Gentiva Hospice)

Noon — Bread Basket Bake Off Bake Sale-Senior Center.

5 – 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)

6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc.).

6 p.m. — Ottaway Carnival – $23 Wristband special from 6-10pm.

6 p.m. — Picnic in the Park- Sellers Park, (Sponsored by GKN)

6 p.m.— Wellington Noon Lion’s Club Feed- The nooners will be serving good eats, $$.

6 p.m. — Storm Safety House- Sellers Park, Come and visit with members of the Wellington Fire Department and learn storm safety tips, free and open to the public .

6 p.m. — Kansas Coin Dig- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce).

6 p.m. — Horseshoe Tournament- Sellers Park, Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Kansas Star Casino)

6 p.m. — Kid’s Games and Cool Crafts-Sellers Park, Join the WRC for a Fun Fest and Spin Art during the Picnic in the Park. (Provided by the Wellington Recreation Commission) Free Snow Cones –Sellers Park. (Provided by Impact Bank)

6 p.m. — Aviator Church Entertainment for ALL ages- Mobile Game Den, Archery Tag, Dunk Tank & Inflatable Bounce House! Totally Free!! Fun for the whole family.

6 p.m. — Tribute to Travis Turner of KLEY-KWME.

6:30 p.m. — Harvest Prince & Princess Coronation- (Sponsored by Family Hair Parlor)

7 p.m. — Variety Show- Sellers Park, Pre-registration is required, entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonks.org (Sponsored by Sumner County CASA, 99.7 Lite FM & Cowley College).

8:05 p.m.—  Wellington Heat Baseball Game- Hibbs-Hooten Field, FREE tickets available prior to game time.

 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

10 a.m. — Chamber Coffee-Daylight Donut Shop. (Sponsored by Bank of Commerce)

10 a.m.- 5 p.m. — NDGA Glass Museum Open House- 117 S. Washington.

11 a.m. — Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited)

11 a.m. — 2 p.m. — Sumner Heritage Alliance Exhibition- Memorial Auditorium, FREE and Open to the Public-Come visit with the communities best kept secrets and most knowledgeable historians and learn more about the great history of Sumner County and those working to preserve it.

1 p.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.

4 p.m. — CornerBank Cornerstone Award- CornerBank, 119 South Washington, Come inside and cool off while CornerBank honors one of Wellington’s Best!

5 – 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)

5:30 p.m. — National Depression Glass Assoc. Taco Supper- Knights of Columbus Building, $13 for all you can eat tacos and wild and crazy silent auction. (proceeds will go toward the National Glass Museum)

6 p.m.— Ottaway Carnival –$23 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.

6 p.m. — Funcycles- Downtown Wellington,$.

6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc)

6 p.m. — Cow Chip Throw- 100 Block of North Washington, Entry forms will be printed in the Wellington Daily News or available at the Chamber. (Presented by The Wellington Daily News)

6:30 p.m. — Candidate Forum and Ice Cream Social- Raymond Frye Complex, Come hear from national, state and local candidates before the November election. (Sponsored and presented by Sumner County Farm Bureau Association)

7 p.m. — Bed Races- Downtown Wellington-100 block of North Washington, Come cheer on your favorite team at this popular Wheat Festival competition as they compete for the coveted bed pan trophy! (Sponsored by Sumner Regional Medical Center)

7:30 p.m.— WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, ID
required for admittance, open until 11:30 p.m. (Gov’s Liquor Shoppe)

8 p.m. — Street Dance featuring Groove 42- Main Stage on 7th street and Washington. (Sponsored by Penny’s Diner/Oak Tree Inn)

 

Friday, July 11, 2014

9 a.m. – Sidewalk Chalking- This is one time you are encouraged to draw on the sidewalks! Pre- registration is required. Entry forms available at the Chamber. (Sponsored by First United Methodist Church)

9 a.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League-Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.

10 a.m. — Glass Making Seminar led by Angie Hilt- Wellington Public Library, Participants will be making rock candy during the seminar. (Sponsored by the National Depression Glass Association)

11 a.m. — Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited)

Noon — Impact Bank Agriculture and Energy Lunch — Heritage Park. (Hosted by City Councilman Vince Wetta and sponsored by Impact Bank).

Noon — Larry Steckline Ag Day Expo and Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival- Memorial Auditorium/Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by KWLS Radio) Announcement of 2014 Wheat King- Heritage Park, (Sponsored by Renn & Co.)

12:30 p.m. — Announcement of 2014 Wheat King — Heritage Park, sponsored by Renn & Co.

1:30 p.m. — Perplexing Puzzle Contest- 500 North Plum, Pre-registration is required. (Limit of 10 teams), Entry forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Sterling House of Wellington)

2 p.m. — The Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary-Wellington Regent- $8- Beat the Heat! Come inside to learn why we celebrate the Kansas Wheat Farmer.

2 – 4 p.m. — NDGA Meet and Greet with Myrna Garrison, Imperial Glass Author and Expert- National Glass Museum, 117 South Washington, free and open to the public.

5 p.m. — Catholic Youth Organization Enchilada Dinner- Knights of Columbus Building, 201 E. Harvey. Dine in or Carry-Out.

5 – 7 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)

6 p.m. — Funcycles- Downtown Wellington.

6 p.m. — D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc)

6 p.m. — Ottaway Carnival- $23.00 wristband special from 6-10 p.m.

6 p.m. — Second Annual Donut Eating Contest- 100 block of South Washington, for ages 6 & older. Entry forms available at the Chamber, Daylight Donut Shop or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Daylight Donut Shop)

7 p.m. — Paper Airplane Contest- Memorial Auditorium, entry forms will be printed in the Notiflyer. (Sponsored by Kansas Gas Service, The Notiflyer and the Wellington Airport)

7 p.m. — CornerBank Ice Cream Social- Free, Corner Bank parking lot, 119 South Washington.

7:30 p.m. — Security State Bank Money Machine Grab-Intersection of Harvey and Washington- must pre-register WF button at the SSB Wal-Mart branch or the main bank at 101 N. Washington by 6 p.m., July 11th. Up to $1,000 cash up for grabs!!! (Sponsored by Security State Bank)

7:30 p.m. — WF Beer Garden- Corner of 7th and Washington, ID required for admittance, open until 11:30p.m. (Sponsored by Gov’s Liquor Shoppe)

8 p.m. — Wheat Festival Parade – Theme: Wellington Hometown Exceptional Amazing Traditions Downtown Wellington, Registration forms available at the Chamber or online at www.wellingtonks.org. (Sponsored by Countryside Motors)
**New route turning West at Harvey and Washington Street**

After parade — Cow Patty Bingo (Fund Raiser for WHS FFA)- Located at Impact Bank Parking Lot. Street Dance featuring Aaron Woods Band- Main Stage on east 7th street and Washington. (Sponsored by Hometown Sales ~ Lease)

 

Saturday, July 12, 2014

7 a.m. — Chamber Ambassador Club Wheat Cake Breakfast- Heritage Park- $5.00 Adults, $2.50 Children under 12 years old. Advance Tickets $4.50 Adult, $2.25 for children.

7 a.m. — VFW Rise & Shine Breakfast- 424 E. Harvey- $6.00 Adults, $4.00 Children under 10 years old. All you can eat buffet.

7 a.m. – 1 p.m. — Larry Steckline Ag Day Expo and Home Show at the Kansas Wheat Festival- Memorial Auditorium/Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by KWLS Radio)

7:30 a.m. — Wheat Run- 6:30 a.m. Registration 5K race (starts at 7:30am) 1 mile (starts at 8:30am), Hargis Creek Watershed (1500 N. Keyes), registration forms at Anders Chiropractic, Kenneth L. Cooper, CPA office and the Chamber. (Presented by Anders Chiropractic, Lonnie Cooper, CPA, Stalcup Realtors)

8 a.m. — Future’s Unlimited Misting Station- Heritage Park. (Provided by Futures Unlimited)

8 a.m. – 3 p .m. — Arts & Crafts Show- Sellers Park.

8 a.m. – 2 p.m. — 31st Annual Wheat Festival Antique Rod & Classic Car Show- Sellers Park. (Presented by Koehn Motors and Wellington Auto & Machine)

9 a.m. — Antique Tractor and Stationary Engine Display- Sellers Park.

9 a.m .— Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Sellers Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.

9 a.m. — 37th Annual ASA Sanctioned Softball Tournament- Rock Island Fields, Pre- registration is required, Information and registration forms available at the Chamber.

10 a.m.- 5 p.m. NDGA 40th Annual Convention Glass Show & Sale- Wellington High School, Paint the Town Red!! $8 admission-good for all weekend, 12 and under free.

10 a.m.- 7 p.m. - Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 W. Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)

10 a.m.- 2 p.m. – Family Fun Day- Sellers Park. (Sponsored by Rusty Eck Ford)

10:00 a.m. - Aviator Church Inflatables and Wellington’s Largest Slip and Slide for Kids-Sellers Park, Bring a swim suit or clothes that can get wet!! Free!!

11 a.m.- 2 p.m. - Texaco Country Showdown- The Largest Country Music Talent Search in America! Sellers Park. Contact Joel at joel@ksokradio.com or at 620-218-5213 to enter the showdown. (Presented by KSOK Radio)

10 a.m. – D&L Train Rides- Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Moralez Family, Sumner Communications, PFCU, Colby Zeka Agency & Federal Tire Service, Inc)

11 a.m. — Buffalo Burgers at the VFW- 424 E. Harvey, Come support this great Veteran organization by eating a healthy Buffalo Burger in air conditioned comfort!

Noon — Kid’s Pedal Power Tractor Pull- Sellers Park, Registration at 11am, Pull starts at Noon. (Sponsored by KLEY-KWME, Fritzler’s Body Shop, Sumner Co. Farm Bureau, United Country Theurer Auction Realty, LLC & Triumph Accessory Services).

2 p.m. — The Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary-Wellington Regent- $8- Beat the Heat! Come inside to learn why we celebrate the Kansas Wheat Farmer

5 p.m. — Antique Tractor Association Tractor Pull- 300 Block of East 3rd.

6 p.m. — Ottaway Carnival- $23.00 wristband special from 6-10pm.

6 p.m. — Funcycles- Downtown Wellington, $.

6 p.m .— Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social- Heritage Park, A benefit for the Wellington Ministerial Alliance. (Presented by Ministerial Alliance)

6:30 p.m. — The Great Plains Jazz Orchestra Concert – Heritage Park, Downtown Wellington. (Sponsored by Grene Vision Group)

6:30 p.m. — NDGA Banquet and Live Auction- Knight of Columbus Hall,201 E. Harvey, open to the public, to make reservations, stop by the National Glass Museum, 117 South Washington or by going to their website www.ndga.net.

9 p.m. – Street Dance featuring Lucky People – Main Stage on east 7th street and Washington, Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. (Sponsored by TECT)

 

Sunday, July 13, 2014

7:30 a.m. — Knights of Columbus Breakfast- 201 East Harvey.

9 a.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament hosted by the Wellington Baseball League- Seller’s Park, 12 teams from all over Kansas competing in this 16-18 year old tournament.

9 a.m. — Co-Ed Sand Volleyball Tournament- McKinley Park. (Sponsored by Sumner County Young Professionals)

10 a.m. — 37th Annual Softball Tournament- Rock Island fields.

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. — NDGA 40th Annual Convention Glass Show and Sale.

1 p.m .- 4 p.m. — Downtown Art Exhibit Open- 107 West Lincoln (Lincoln Place). (Sponsored by Futures Unlimited)

2 p.m. — The Great American Wheat Harvest Documentary-Wellington Regent- $8- Beat the Heat! Come inside to learn why we celebrate the Kansas Wheat Farmer

2 p.m. – NDGA Children’s Seminar and Glass Auction- Wellington High School, Free with paid admission.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m. — Kansas Wheat Festival Free Family Swim- Wellington Family Aquatic Center, 1101 W. Harvey.

7:05 p.m. — Wellington Heat Baseball Game- Hibbs-Hooten Field, Free Tickets available prior to game time.

This schedule is subject to change! 

2014 Medallion Hunt: Clue #6 — July 7, 2014

Medallion Clue #6, July 7

Clue #6 

There were two of me. Now there is none.

Clue #5

Don’t make the soup, just tell me what’s in it.

Clue #4

Once again, it’s time to pick a president.

Clue #3

They come. they go

Only to do it again next year

Sunday Feature: Freewill Baptist Church and Theurer’s Auction/Realty are on the move

Theurer Freewill feature

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A church and a real estate auction company are not normally linked so closely together. But in Wellington it marks the evolution of change.

Freewill Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Zane Brooks, is buying the Theurer Marketing Center building at 802 E. 16th Street in Wellington. In turn, United Country Theurer’s Auction/Realty is moving east to 1101 E. 16th  to the former Tan Express Building.

“An opportunity like this doesn’t present itself very often,” said Larry Theurer, owner of Theurer Auction.

It’s an example of one business, and yes a church is a business, needing a bigger building and another needing a smaller building.

And whether it’s the work of the Lord or the realities of tomorrow, Freewill Baptist and Theurer’s will now forever be linked.

 

In the 1990s 

It was 1999 when Brooks — who grew up in McAlister, Okla. and was living in Wichita — received a phone call from a church, which was in desperate need of a pastor.

Desperate may be an understatement. Freewill at the time was the smallest church in Wellington. How small? Call it four members small.

Sumner County wins designation as a Rural Opportunity Zone which provides tax incentive opportunities

Sumner Newscow local news report

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Effective July 1, 2014 Sumner County will become a Rural Opportunity Zone.  The Sumner County Economic Development Commission worked this year with the Kansas State Legislature to gain approval to make Sumner County to a ROZ county.

What does this mean? Sumner County will be part of a program for which Gov. Sam Brownback established the Rural Opportunity Zone program in 2011 to help draw new residents and businesses to counties where populations had dropped in the previous decade.

People who move to Sumner County and meet the qualifications of the program will now be eligible for state income tax waivers for up to five years.

“It’s a recruiting tool that our industries can use to attract people from out of state into Kansas and a recruiting tool to use to attract new companies to Sumner County that want to bring some of their workforce with them,” stated Janis Hellard, Sumner County Economic Development Director.

To be eligible for Kansas income tax waivers, individuals must have:

UPDATED: Kansas City Kans. woman dies in turnpike accident; Wellington man involved

Fatality on Turnpike feature

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Urmila Sharma , a 25-year-old female, of Kansas City, Kansas was killed on the Kansas Turnpike earlier today, two miles north of the Wellington exit at the milepost marker 21.2.

The crash occurred shortly before noon.

According to the KTA accident report, the turnpike maintenance crew was painting the roadway for northbound traffic when Sharma’s 2011 Scion 5D struck the rear of a 2007 International 7400, driven by David Bowman of Wellington. The report said Bowman had possible injuries but did not specify what those were or his condition.

According to KAKE.com, Rachel Bell with the KTA said a six-vehicle paint striping crew was traveling north, just north of the Wellington interchange. The striping vehicle was in the passing lane, with five other vehicles behind to alert oncoming traffic. 

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