Sumner NewsCow News and Sports for Sumner County Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:41:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Panhandle Federal Credit Union is named premiere sponsor of the 2019 Kansas Wheat Festival Fri, 20 Jul 2018 20:41:06 +0000

Kelly Ford with Danny Crittenden.

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce announced that Panhandle Federal Credit Union will be the premiere sponsor of the 2019 Kansas Wheat Festival.

The announcement came just five days after the completion of the 2018 festival held in Wellington. This year’s sponsor was Cowley College.

As the premiere sponsor, Panhandle will be featured on all the festivities memorabilia and other promotions. Danny Crittenden, President of the Wellington branch and WACC Executive Director Kelly Ford made the joint announcement in front of the bank Thursday afternoon.

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Two Crusader football camps will be held next week Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:40:45 +0000 Sumner Newscow report — There will be two Crusader football camps to be held over the next week.

The Crusaders Developmental football camp will be held for any male or female from first to sixth grade on Monday, July 23 and Tuesday, July 24 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $10 and will include a shirt. The camp will be held at the Wellington High School practice field or in the high school gymnasium if there is inclement weather. The sign up information can be found here.


The Crusaders Middle School Football Camp will be held Wednesday, July 25 and Thursday, July 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. with the details being the same as the Development football camp above. The sign up information can be found here

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Sumner Newscow Jaws Trivia contest: Question #2 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:23:34 +0000

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Tyler Brown wins men’s 5K run at Kansas Wheat Festival Fri, 20 Jul 2018 16:19:27 +0000

Tyler Brown wins 2018 Kansas Wheat Run.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Tyler Brown, who is approaching his junior year at Wellington High School, was winner of the men’s 5K run at Saturday’s 2018 Security State Bank Wheat Run.

Lacey Buckwalter, a Sterling College track and field athlete from Sylvia, Kans., was the winner of the women’s event.

Lacey Buckwalter wins the women’s 5K.

Brown ran the race in 18.40 while Buckwalter came in at 22:20.

In the one mile run, Zach Haxton of Argonia was the winner of the boys. Tavia Hart was the one-mile winner for the women. Photo gallery of the event can be found here.

The full results for both races per age group are as follows: 

2018 Security State Bank Wheat Run 
Tyler Brown 18:40 Lacey Buckwalter 22:20
Glenn Stevie 6&U F 10:45
Grundeman Olivia 6&U F 12:52
Grundeman Kayti 6&U F 15:56
Bosley Hope 6&U F 17:59
Hays Ellie 10-Sep F 8:52
Douglas Scout 10-Sep F 8:59
Hollman Emajyn 10-Sep F 10:05
Perkins Kaley 12-Nov F 8:28
Bosley Wynn 12-Nov F 18:00
Edwards Kaitlyn 13-18 F 8:07
Clift Lexi 13-18 F 9:34
Delgado Adriana 13-18 F 10:49
Hart Tavia 19-29 F 7:18
Gaeddert Amanda 19-29 F 10:38:20
Buckwalter Lacey 19-29 F 0.443981481
Ledesma Jaedyn 19-29 F 12:52
KOEHLER KRIS 30-39 F 14:25
Grundeman Jennifer 30-39 F 15:57
Schmidt Blanche 40-49 F 9:28
Thompson Jean 40-49 F 10:14
Ball Lisa 40-49 F 15:27
Edwards Roni 40-49 F 16:41
Bosley Jennifer 40-49 F 18:01
Peterson Terri 50-59 F 8:20
Hennes Michele 50-59 F 9:24
Stalcup Gwen 50-59 F 15:27
Ledesma Linda 50-59 F 15:58
Power Shirley 60+ F 11:21
Koehler Dana 60+ F 12:39
Day Sally 60+ F 16:37
Beall Judy 60+ F 16:38
Foster Shirley 60+ F 17:03
Townsend Maz 6&U M 11:37
Koehler Kolton 6&U M 14:17
Hays Cass 6&U M 16:03
Hays Jett 8-Jul M 9:07
Clift Urban 8-Jul M 10:00
Koehler Kayden 8-Jul M 14:24
Eldridge Eli 10-Sep M 7:56
Flores Seth 12-Nov M 7:15
Glenn Landyn 12-Nov M 8:06
Edwards Kale 12-Nov M 9:08
Haxton Zach 13-18 M 5:49
Balsters Tyler 19-29 M 6:23
Mullen Chris 30-39 M 7:12
Alexander Travis 30-39 M 12:02
Mata Eric 40-49 M 7:19
Breese Teri 40-49 M 16:40
Hennes Gregory 50-59 M 7:17
Foster Martin 50-59 M 17:04
Leftwich Megan 12&U F 40:34:00
Maxwell Hope 13-18 F 26:12:00
Baker Rylee 13-18 F 35:20:00
Buckwalter Lacey 19-29 F 22:20
Hart Tavia 19-29 F 22:43
Ledesma Jaedyn 19-29 F 23:07
Willis Sarah 19-29 F 23:10
Newlin Maggie 19-29 F 25:07:00
Newlin Ellie 19-29 F 25:29:00
Hurley Kassandra 19-29 F 26:29:00
Henry Ellen 19-29 F 29:25:00
Prochaska Andie 19-29 F 34:17:00
Jonas Morgan 19-29 F 34:26:00
Cashier Ashley 19-29 F 35:06:00
Price Tera 30-39 F 24:32:00
Brown Samantha 30-39 F 24:54:00
Gibbons Sharla 30-39 F 25:17:00
Melcher Jennifer 30-39 F 28:23:00
Ledesma Laura 30-39 F 30:26:00
Zoglman Ashley 30-39 F 30:36:00
Dorman Jessica 30-39 F 30:51:00
Tran Hien 30-39 F 31:10:00
Trenary Rabia 30-39 F 32:43:00
Stephenson Briana 30-39 F 35:13:00
Townsend Mytzi 30-39 F 35:29:00
Fanter Courtney 30-39 F 45:24:00
Bringer Alicia 30-39 F 48:02:00
Coley Lindsey 30-39 F 49:49:00
King Alexandra 30-39 F 49:49:00
Kapla Cyndi 30-39 F 50:10:00
Gerberding Hannah 30-39 F 57:40:00
Clark Molly 40-49 F 25:08:00
Cornejo Maria 40-49 F 28:37:00
Schmidt Blanche 40-49 F 28:50:00
Thompson Jean 40-49 F 30:34:00
Davis Jennifer 40-49 F 32:54:00
Bosley Jennifer 40-49 F 35:31:00
Zehr Lori 40-49 F 39:09:00
Griffey Janelle 40-49 F 49:12:00
Peterson Terri 50-59 F 26:49:00
Ledesma Linda 50-59 F 31:29:00
Crowe Donna 50-59 F 38:29:00
Hilt Angie 50-59 F 48:15:00
Power Shirley 60+ F 29:55:00
Sirmons Mardon’ 60+ F 37:47:00
Bunch Jeannie 60+ F 48:14:00
Clift Colten 12&U M 29:14:00
Tran Carter 12&U M 34:50:00
Koehler Kolton 12&U M DNR
Koehler Kayden 12&U M DNR
Brown Tyler 13-18 M 18:40
Haxton Zach 13-18 M 19:13
Irey Jaxson 13-18 M 26:25:00
Baker Jace 13-18 M 28:19:00
Bradford Zane 13-18 M 42:25:00
Balsters Tyler 19-29 M 20:07
Hays Kyle 19-29 M 22:35
Spencer Mitch 30-39 M 22:05
Mullen Chris 30-39 M 22:13
Bradford James 30-39 M 23:05
Spencer Drew 30-39 M 23:25
Gerberding Randy 30-39 M 24:34:00
Miller Rob 30-39 M 27:22:00
Fanter Kevin 30-39 M 38:06:00
Leftwich Jonathan 30-39 M 40:34:00
Mata Eric 40-49 M 24:15:00
Willis Gregory 40-49 M 27:29:00
Jaramillo Mark 50-59 M 20:47
Stalcup Bill 50-59 M 25:40:00
Wedman Brad 50-59 M 32:22:00
Kapla Thomas 50-59 M 50:11:00
Menefee Johnny 60+ M 22:02
Stalcup John 60+ M 26:42:00
Potter Robert 60+ M 28:36:00
Mantz Mike 60+ M 32:11:00

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It is Manila Mania at Manila Liquor this weekend… Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:21:50 +0000

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, July 19, 2018 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:07:54 +0000 Wellington Police notes: Thursday, July 19, 2018:

1:15 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 1000 block N. Washington, Wellington.

•2:26 a.m. Officers took a report of a suspicious person in the 200 block S. B, Wellington.

•2:53 a.m. Officers took a report of a found bicycle in the 200 block E. 3rd, Wellington.

•8:55 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to mailbox in the 1800 block Edgewood, Wellington.

•11:46 a.m. Officers investigated a theft by deception in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.

•1:55 a.m. Officers took a suspicious activity report in the 600 block N. F, Wellington.

•3:04 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity in the 500 block N. Plum, Wellington.

•4:33 p.m.  Amy M. McGraw, 33, Houston, Texas was issued a notice to appear for speeding  51 mph in a 40 mph zone.

•6:36 p.m. Officers responded to an unattended death in the 700 block N. Blaine, Wellington.

•10:28 p.m. Officer took a suspicious activity in the 700 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.

•10:56 p.m. Officers conducted a juvenile problem report in the 1000 block E. 16th, Wellington.

•11:02 p.m. Officers took a suspicious activity in the 300 block E. 14th, Wellington.

Nona Frances Schmitz, 93, Wellington: Dec. 12, 1924 – July 18, 2018 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:53:03 +0000

Nona Schmitz

Nona Frances Schmitz, of Wellington, died Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 93.

Nona was born the daughter of Stephen Robert and Sarah Pearl (Dieffenderfer) Garrity on Friday, December 12, 1924 in Wellington.

On June 11, 1946, Nona and Henry Joseph Schmitz, Jr. were united in marriage in Andale. Together they celebrated 32 years of marriage before his passing in 1978. She later moved from Andale to her hometown of Wellington and has lived here since 1982. Nona was a parishioner of St. Anthony-St. Rose Catholic Church in Wellington and was a faithful member of the Altar Society. 

Survivors include son, Michael Schmitz (Carol) of Wichita; son, Jim Meyer (Claudia) of Wichita; daughter, Connie Bucy of Wichita; daughter, Victoria Lanier; brother, Robert Garrity (Betty); sister, Dorothy Stallbaumer along with 10 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.   

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sisters: Helen Meyer, Mary Buzzell, Josephine Oldridge and Pauline Wetta along with one brother, Stephen Garrity.

Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2018. 

Recitation of the Holy Rosary and Vigil Service will begin at 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 22, 2018 at St. Anthony-St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington. 

Mass of Christian Burial for Nona will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, July 23, 2018 at St. Anthony-St. Rose Catholic Church, Wellington. 

Interment will follow at Sumner Memorial Gardens, Wellington. 

A memorial fund has been established in her loving memory to the St. Anthony-St. Rose Catholic Church Altar Society. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.

To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit

Arrangements are by Cornejo|Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.

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Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom playing at Regent Theater this weekend Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:42:23 +0000 This week at the Regent Theater: “Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom”

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

Rated: PG-13 (for intense sequences of science-fiction violence and peril)

Catch the CultureCow review of the film here.

Movie Synopsis: It’s been three years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar now sits abandoned by humans while the surviving dinosaurs fend for themselves in the jungles. When the island’s dormant volcano begins roaring to life, Owen (Chris Pratt) and Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) mount a campaign to rescue the remaining dinosaurs from this extinction-level event. Owen is driven to find Blue, his lead raptor who’s still missing in the wild, and Claire has grown a respect for these creatures she now makes her mission.

Critic’s consensus:  Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom adds another set piece-packed entry to the blockbuster franchise, although genuinely thrilling moments are in increasingly short supply.

Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 51%. Audience review: 55% liked it.

For more information on great movies being played, visit the Wellington Regent website at

Coming soon:

Antman vs. The Wasp.

Cowley College – Sumner Campus is holding upcoming enrollment days Thu, 19 Jul 2018 21:28:00 +0000 Click on ad for larger version