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Can Can girls and Jessie Chisholm came to Wellington

Sumner Newscow report — On Monday, the “Wild Women of the West” Dance Hall girls and Can-Can dancers, along with a visit by Jesse Chisholm portrayed by Sumner Newscow’s own James Jordan, performed More »

Brooke McCorkle named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Brooke McCorkle, a Wellington sophomore for the girls softball team, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week. McCorkle capped a very busy week on More »

Wellington girls break 3-game losing streak with 3-game winning streak

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girls are 7-5 for the season after sweeping Buhler Monday 20-6 and 9-0. On Thursday at home, Wellington lost to Mulvane 6-5 before coming More »

Wellington baseball team falls to 5-8 with Buhler sweep, Mulvane split

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys baseball team finds itself in need of breaking a three-game losing streak after getting swept in Buhler Monday. On Thursday, Wellington split with More »

K.C. BBQ Society sanctioned Chisholm Trail BBQ Cook Off will start this weekend in Wellington

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — With 30 teams signed up for the Chisholm Trail BBQ Cook Off next weekend, Wellington will smell delicious. The cook off is sanctioned by the Kansas More »

The 2017 Wellington Prom in awards and pictures

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Prom 2017 is now officially over and all the junior and senior prom participants probably made it home during some early morning hour.  For all the pictures click here.

Jayden Dycus and Mallory Barker were crowned WHS Prom Lord and Lady at the dance.

Here are the other award winners: 

Annual Smorgasbord in Mayfield to be held Saturday raising money for Church and missions

Special to Sumner Newscow — Since 1973, the Community of Mayfield has hosted two annual events that benefit the Mayfield Federated Church:  The Spring Smorgasbord and the Fall Lord’s Acre Dinner and Auction. 

The purpose of these programs is to raise money for the Church and missions, both local and global.  These types of celebrations were first introduced into Kansas in 1953 by S. Ben Finley, who at that time was pastor of the Tisdale Methodist Church of rural Winfield. Rev. Finley had no particular guidelines, but thought out the process, step by step.

When asked if this had any scriptural foundation, Rev. Finley turned to the Old Testament. References from Exodus and Leviticus gave the background for bringing the “first fruits” of harvest. It is a means of teaching stewardship whereby we share out time, our talents and our possessions with God.

2017 Wellington High School Prom Schedule of Events

New and Vintage Spring Market to offer 60 vendors to shop from

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — The annual New and Vintage Spring Market will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Memorial Auditorium in Wellington.

The New and Vintage Treasure Markets are held twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, and feature a mix of handmade, vintage, repurposed and eclectic goods.

In 2015, Tawnya Ybarra of Wellington decided to host her own arts and crafts show. To better accommodate the amount of vendors and shoppers, she eventually had to move her event to Memorial Auditorium.

The market will feature 60 vendors with various types of goods to sell, including jewelry, repurposed items, clothing boutiques, home decor, rustic/vintage items and baby goods.

Wellington Rec soccer pictures will be taken Saturday

Sumner Newscow report — Wellington Recreation Commission soccer games and pictures will go on as scheduled tomorrow. We’ll keep you informed if there are any changes. Coaches please have your players there for pictures an hour before game time. 

Ken Gooch is here to serve your Shelter Insurance needs…

Ken Gooch proudly serves Belle Plaine, Kansas and the surrounding Sumner County area.

Gooch says: “As your local Shelter agent, I take pride in offering personal service and making sure you have the right coverage at the right price. If you have an insurance question, feel free to give me a call. We also offer free insurance reviews if you’d like schedule an appointment to sit down and discuss your current coverage needs.”

States Licensed – Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma

Schedule changes due to rainy weather…

Sumner Newscow report — Cancellations we have due to this unlovely weather…

•High School track meet at Clearwater has been canceled.

•Varsity tennis tournament at Winfield is postposed for today and will be made up on April 26 next week.

•C team baseball game today vs. Belle Plaine has been postponed . A make-up day is still being sought but so far nothing.

•The Eisenhower Elementary Color run will be held next week. It will be held Thursday, April 27 at 1 p.m.

•The varsity golf tournament at Cherry Oaks was cancelled for today.

•The Figure 8 Sumner County Fair event in Caldwell has been canceled tomorrow.

If you have more cancelations or changes contact us in the comment section below or e-mail us at

Sumner County Court Docket: April 21, 2017 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 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.


Garage Sales this weekend (if they haven’t been postponed because of this weather)…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of April 22-24, 2017. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, April 20, 2017

Brandon Moore, 64, Overland Park died at his home on April 3, 2017

Brandon Moore, 64, of Overland Park, KS died at his home on April 3, 2017, after a long battle with liver disease. Mr. Moore was a lifelong educator, teaching for 35 years in Kansas – the last 30 years in the Shawnee Mission School District (Roesland Elementary: 1979 – 1999 and Belinder Elementary: 1999 – 2009). Mr. Moore retired in 2009 but continued to substitute teach and tutor elementary students in mathematics until this past year.

Mr. Moore is survived by his father, Philip D. Moore of Wellington, KS, a sister, Millicent A. Byington of Park Hills, MO, a brother, Tim L. Robertson of Lakin, KS and several cousins, nieces and a nephew.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Rheba M. Moore of Wellington, KS.

Mr. Moore’s passion was teaching and helping young people learn.  He loved all of the children that he taught and developed many lifelong relationships with his students and their parents.  His love of teaching is exemplified by his having established scholarships with Southwestern College, Winfield, and Wichita State University for students entering the field of elementary education.

New Sumner non-profit organization Bridges Community Resource Services, Inc. is formed

Debbie and Rachel Reed have started new charity organization.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Seeing a need for more direct assistance with Sumner County residents, Debbie Reed branched out from Catholic Charities with her daughter, Rachel Reed, to form a new non-profit organization.

Bridges Community Resource Services, Inc., or Bridges for short, became incorporated in March.  Reed was with Catholic Charities for five years, being with them from their beginning here.

“I saw that the need outweighed the resources in the county, and I wanted to be able to help more people,” said Debbie Reed. “Catholic Charities really inspired me.”

Reed brings 37 years of experience in social services, including MRDD behavioral psychology.

“I like to talk to the client and find out the underlying issues, and how best to help people,” Reed said.

Wellington boys sweep; girls lose in heartbreakers in makeup games at Winfield

Wellington’s Therin Frame threw a one-hitter against Winfield. Here he is pitching against Augusta a week earlier.

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington boys baseball team swept Winfield 9-0 and 9-7 Wednesday night in a make-up game at the Broadway Sports Complex. The girls softball team were not as fortunate, losing both games late 5-4.

As of the time of this writing, the home double-headers this afternoon with Mulvane are still scheduled. The boys start at 4 p.m. while the girls play at 4:30 p.m.

The Crusader baseball team improved to .500 with its second series sweep of the season. In the first game, Therin Frame threw an outstanding game for Wellington holding Winfield to just one hit in seven innings pitched. 

Power Rangers playing at Wellington Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: “Power Rangers”

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

Feature film rating: PG (for some action violence, peril and frightening images).

Time: 2 hours, 4 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: A group of high-school kids, who are infused with unique superpowers, harness their abilities in order to save the world.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Mill Creek Lumber – True Value will be open Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.

Haven’t gotten all your live plants this season yet? Mill Creek Lumber will be open this SUNDAY from 12 to 4 p.m.!


Mill Creek True Value Lumber is bursting in bloom!  Mill Creek is stocked up on live plants, vegetable sets, bushes, potting mixes and everything else you need to get your garden growing!  Don’t forget spring items arriving weekly! We are now stocking Bee Habitats, Butterfly Hibernation Habitats and Bat Houses. Stop in today!!  

John Thomas Floyd, 89, Conway Springs: April 13, 1928 – April 19, 2017

John T. Floyd

John Thomas Floyd, 89, loving husband, father, brother, grandfather, and great grandfather died Wednesday evening, April 19, 2017 at Spring View Manor in Conway Springs, KS.  He was a retired Oil Field Engineer for Dowell.

John was born on April 13, 1928 in Cushing, OK to Charles Floyd and Goldie (Jones) Floyd.  John served in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He married Emma Jean Pettigrew on February 5, 1951 in Pauls Valley, OK. She preceded him in death on September 7, 2010.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Emma Jean Floyd; and one brother, George Floyd.

Varsity golf tournament at Cherry Oaks rescheduled

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington varsity golf tournament at Cherry Oaks for Friday has been rescheduled to April 26. 

Bowl For Kids Sake event raises money for local Big Brothers Big Sisters

More than $17,000 was raised at this year’s Big Brothers/Big Sisters bowling event.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — A Bowl for Kids Sake tournament was recently held at Meadow Lanes bowling alley in Wellington to raise money for Sumner County Big Brothers Big Sisters.

“This is the only fundraiser they do, and we are in good shape financially now,” said Debi Clark with Big Brothers Big Sisters. “We were in the red, but have remedied that.”

Of the 43 participants, 13 were Argonia Elementary students, who raised $1,436 of the total $17,572 in sponsors and pledges. There were five bowling teams who participated on the day of the event, which had a goal of $30,000.

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