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Sumner County Court Docket: The Sept. 30 report

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 More »

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Wellington Golf Course clubhouse gets broken into for second time

Sumner Newscow report — On Saturday morning, Sept. 27, Wellington police officers received notification that the Wellington Golf Course clubhouse has been broken into. Upon arrival, officers discovered the burglars had broken More »

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Post your FREE Garage Sale here

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” More »

Sunday feature

Sunday feature: New KSHSAA Classification list says a lot about the economic health of a community

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Is Wellington really shrinking and blowing away while its neighbors thrive? Is Andover really the boom town we think it is? Are our Sumner County More »

Lopsided games were the norm involving Sumner County teams this week

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It was the kind of week, where lopsided games were the norm involving Sumner County teams…

Caldwell 38 Cedar Vale/Dexter 6

The Bluejays opened the game when older brother Darin Ward threw a 59 yard touchdown pass to younger brother Colten to take an 8-0 lead. It was 24-6 at the half, before Caldwell would cruise to victory.

Caldwell is now 3-1 setting up that big showdown with Argonia-Attica next week. See box score here: Box Scores for Caldwell @ Cedar Vale_Dexter


Argonia-Attica 90 Pratt Skyline 52 

Wellington adds another victory to its season – now 4-0

Wellington 47 Clearwater 7

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There will come a point in this season when Wellington won’t be so dominating, won’t have to contemplate when or if to rest the starters in the second half, or won’t go home feeling invincible. That is likely to happen next week against you-know-who.

But for the time being, let’s just relish the moment.  Wellington destroyed Clearwater 47-7 to improve to 4-0 at Sellers Park.

In the past three weeks, the first team defense has not allowed a touchdown (except very late when no one was paying attention). And the offense has been dominating – scoring on its opening drive every game.

In the first four games, Wellington has outscored its opponent 115-7 in the first half.

Winning is fun, indeed.

The Crusaders opened this game much like they left off against Circle. The Crusaders would lead 19-0 at the end of the first quarter scoring on all three possessions. It was 40-0 at the half scoring on all six of its possessions.

Wellington-Clearwater live twitter feed and other scores for week #3

Wellington 7th grade ‘B’ girls volleyball team wins El Dorado tournament on Saturday

Wellington 7th Grade "B" volleyball team.

Wellington 7th Grade “B” volleyball team.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The seventh grade girls volleyball B team had a tournament on Saturday September 20 at El Dorado. There were eight teams in the tournament including El Dorado, Rose Hill, Circle, Prarie Hill, Augusta, Clearwater, and Valley Center.

The girls played their way through three different pool games against El Dorado, Circle, and Augusta. Each match went into three sets. The Lady Knights fought hard through pool play and won the first seed going into the championship game verse Prarie Hills. The girls won the Championship in two sets!

The results are as follows:

Help wanted: part-time position for office professional at K-State Extension office

K-State Research and Extension in Sumner County is seeking qualified candidates for a part-time position of Office Professional. Duties include general office and computer work. Applications are available at the office located in the Raymond Frye Complex at 320 N. Jefferson, Wellington, Kans. 67152.

K-State Research and Extension – Sumner County is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Sumner County schools stay put in 2014-15 KSHSAA classification count

Classification released

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State High School Activities Association released its annual classifications for all sports except football based on enrollment in grades ninth through 12th.

The classifications are based on school enrollment figures across the state of Kansas.

Wellington turned in an enrollment of 494 which puts the school in the middle of the pack in Class 4A. Last year, Wellington was at 477 students, so the school has jumped up 17 students from 2013.

Since Class 4A is divided into two divisions – with the top 32 schools in Div. 1 and the bottom 32 in Div. II – it is not determined which division Wellington is in. Wellington was in Class 4A Div. 1 in 2013-14. Chances are if the school has increased in enrollment then the Crusaders will remain in Division 1. But that has yet to be confirmed.

The Class 4A Div. 1 and 2 divisions determine post season play in volleyball, basketball, baseball and softball. All individual sports like wrestling, tennis, track, and golf will remain in the traditional Class 4A format of 64 teams. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Friday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Friday, Sept. 26, 2014:


•Football at WHS vs. Clearwater 7 p.m.


•Varsity Tennis at Collegiate 9 p.m.

•C-Team Volleyball at Clearwater 9 p.m.

Friday’s lunch: Corn dog, green spinach salad, grew peas, apple.

Monday’s lunch: Fajita wrap, romaine and tomato, Spanish Rice, steamed carrots, chilled peaches.

Today’s News

Garage Sales for Sept. 26-28, 2014

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\by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for Sept. 26-28, 2014. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting!

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Thursday, September 25, 2014:

Midnight Madness at Orscheln Farm & Home Saturday

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Sumner County Preview: Caldwell’s performance last week, makes it a dangerous team moving forward

10 things to know about Sumner football

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things you need to know about Sumner County football for this week…


1. The slate of Sumner County football games this week

Week #4
Douglass at Conway Sprgs.
Belle Plaine at W. Trinity
Caldwell at Cedar Vale/Dexter
Skyline at Argonia-Attica
Oxford at Flinthills
South Haven at Central-Burden


2. The last week before the stormBluejays

For 11-man football teams, the all-important district season – which determines what teams get into the playoffs — won’t be for another three weeks. But for the eight-man football teams, district begins next week.

So this might be the last week to do some experimentation. Next week it gets all too real.


3. Caldwell makes a statement… 

Crusader preview: Wellington hopes Clearwater doesn’t muddy the water of a brilliant season so far

Crusader nights

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Crusader world should be a happy place Friday night when Clearwater comes to town. Wellington is 3-0 with three rather dominating performances so far this season. There will be a new scoreboard, the victory bell has been repainted, the grass looks better than ever and it will be 70 degrees, and the 45 second clocks are a week away. Did we mention that Impact Bank will be frying those hamburgers?

And this marks the first preview Sumner Newscow has written in three weeks, that doesn’t involve some starter, who is out for the season with an ACL tear.

The opportunity to go 4-0 is there for the Dukes. Clearwater comes into the game 0-3 after struggling with Mulvane the week before 31-13.

“I know this sounds like a cliche, but Clearwater is one of the best 0-3 teams I have seen,” said Tyler Ryan, Wellington head football coach. “Jake Wright is a fantastic runner. He is very quick and our defenders need to keep an eye out for him.”

WHS tennis places 4th in Collegiate; WMS tennis, cross country news; sports schedules…

sports today fallby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington tennis team finished fourth in the Wichita Collegiate tournament, the Wellington Middle School battled tough as did the cross country team, and the sports schedule for the rest of the week are featured below …

WHS Tennis:

Wellington went to Wichita Collegiate and competed in an eight-team tournament.  Overall, Wellington placed fourth in a pretty good field of teams.

Top finisher was No. 1 singles Peyton Adams, who finished third overall going 2-1.  

‘If I stay’ will be played this weekend at Wellington Regent

Wellington Regent If I Stay

This week at the Regent Theater: “If I Stay.” (Movie trailer is below).

When: Friday 7 and 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour and 46 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: Mia Hall (Chloë Grace Moretz) thought the hardest decision she would ever face would be whether to pursue her musical dreams at Juilliard or follow a different path to be with the love of her life, Adam (Jamie Blackley).

Donald Wayne Jesseph, Norwich: Feb. 23, 1935 – Sept. 22, 2014

Donald Wayne Jesseph

Donald Wayne Jesseph

Donald Wayne Jesseph was born February 23, 1935, in Norwich, Kansas, to his parents Jesse Lee and ViEttia (Lewis) Jesseph, and went to his heavenly home on September 22, 2014.

He was married to Clorene (Long) Jesseph on July 6, 1960, and to this union was born a son, Gary Lee Jesseph, on July 17, 1963.

Survivors are his wife, Clorene Jesseph of the home, Cassville, Missouri; son, Gary Lee Jesseph, Topeka, Kansas; a sister, Vera Rickard, Wellington, Kansas; an uncle, Charlie Lewis, Chanute, Kansas; an aunt, Merle Baker of Benedict, Kansas; a nephew, Carlton Rickard (wife Sharon and great niece, Lydia) of Katy, Texas; niece, Janette Abasolo of Fayetteville, Arkansas; great nephew, Jesse Abasolo; great niece, Abbie Abasolo; great-great niece, Zoie and great-great nephews, Kaden and Lucas Abasolo.  His parents, Jesse Lee and ViEttia Jesseph preceded him in death.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, September 24, 2014:

WHS Daily Bulletin: Thursday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014:


•Cross Country at Winfield 4 p.m.

•C-team Volleyball at WHS 5 p.m.

•JV Tennis at Goddard  3 p.m.


•Football at WHS vs. Clearwater 7 p.m.


•Varsity Tennis at Collegiate 9 p.m.

•C-Team Volleyball at Clearwater 9 p.m.


Thursday’s lunch: Chicken drumstick, savory rice, fresh broccoli, corn, hot roll/jelly, chilled peaches. 

Sumner Court Docket: Sept. 24, 2014 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.


New scoreboard at Sellers Park football field is now up

New scoreboard was being put up on Wednesday.

New scoreboard was being put up on Wednesday.

Sumner Newscow report — The new scoreboard, thanks to the generous donation of Security State Bank, was being installed Wednesday at the Sellers Park football field. The Wellington 45-second clocks on both ends of the football field will not be ready until next week’s homecoming football game vs. Andale. The new items should all be in operation by Friday’s football game when Wellington hosts Clearwater this Friday night. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.

Burglaries at Wellington Golf Course and Advance America-Cash Advance are keeping Wellington police busy

Sumner Newscow local news report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Two more burglaries occurred in Wellington over the weekend.

The burglaries occurred sometime late Saturday evening to 2:10 a.m. Sunday morning.

Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath he did not know if the burglaries were related.Advance America

The first burglary occurred at the Wellington Golf Course. Someone broke the window on the south side of the clubhouse and entered the building. The person(s) then took six pairs of Oakley sunglasses, two Callaway golf drivers, and two Titleist drivers.

There are no leads or any other details on this burglary, Heath said.

The second burglary took place at “Advance America – Cash Advance” at the strip mall on 15th St. across from Wellington Pizza Hut. 

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