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Wellington eighth grade boys, seventh grade girls win Pioneer League Tourney titles

  By Tracy McCue and James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Two Wellington teams have secured Pioneer League Tournament Championship trophies. The eighth grade boys team beat Mulvane 54-18 Monday in Arkansas City More »

Sumner County basketball news

Wellington girls rise to No. 10 in the Topeka Capital Journal “Super 10” poll

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It seems each week the Wellington girls basketball team, which hosts Winfield Tuesday, gets even more accolades. The undefeated Crusaders approached another milestone this week. Wellington More »

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Guest Editorial II: In the long run the irrigation system could bring great $$$ to golf course

The following is a guest editorial by Eric Pierce, who is an independent business consultant and an avid Sumner Newscow reader… by Eric Pierce, an independent consultant —  First the Wellington Golf More »

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Guest editorial: New Legislation could help SRMC receive an additional $583,000 a year

Commentary by Kim Moore, President, United Methodist Health Ministry Fund — New legislation titled “The Bridge to a Healthy Kansas” program would make health insurance affordable for hardworking Kansas people with low More »

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Special Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Super Bowl question

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Wellington teams have work cut out for them; Conway Springs, South Haven have big contests tonight

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is February and this is crunch time for Kansas high school basketball teams across the state. Here is a preview of the weekend ahead for More »

WHS Daily Bulletin: January Students of the month are announced

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016:

Friday

•Basketball, Wellington at Augusta.

•Wrestling at Rose Hill, 11 a.m.

•Special K Basketball at Wellington, 1 p.m.

Saturday

•ACT Test.

•Wrestling at Rose Hill, 10 a.m.

•JV wrestling at Wichita South, 9 a.m.

Today’s lunch — Sloppy Joe, Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Tostitos and Milk.

Monday’s lunch — Chili, Tortilla Chips, Celery and Cucumbers, Cinnamon Roll, Peaches and Milk.

Today’s News:

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

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The Revenant starts tonight at the Wellington Regent

Revenant at Wellington Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: The Revenant (see trailer below)

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

Rated: R. Time: 2 hour 36 minutes

Movie Synopsis:Inspired by true events, THE REVENANT is an immersive and visceral cinematic experience capturing one man’s epic adventure of survival and the extraordinary power of the human spirit. In an expedition of the uncharted American wilderness, legendary explorer Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) is brutally attacked by a bear and left for dead by members of his own hunting team.

Come to Wellington’s Auto Computer Plus to keep your vehicle running smoothly

Auto Computer Plus

Auto Computer Plus, located at 401 S. Washington, Wellington, (phone number: 620-326-6460), has been in business doing automotive diagnosis and repair a total of 18 years, the past 10 years in the same location at 401 S. Washington Street in Wellington.

Have a “Check Engine” light or a run-ability problem? Give Auto Computer Plus a call at 620-326-6460 for check engine light, engine tune-ups, alternator issues, brake changes, belts and hoses, oil changes, automotive heater and air-conditioning repairs.  Technicians are able to service almost any vehicle on the road. If you have any questions or concerns feel free to call. They will be glad to speak with you.

Sylvester Provencio charged with rape of 13-year-old at New Years Eve Party

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sylvester Provencio, 21, of Caldwell has been charged with rape, an off grid personal felony.

A criminal complaint with the rape charge was filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office Wednesday. Provencio also faces four counts of furnishing alcohol to a minor, Class B misdemeanors.

Sylvester Provencio

Sylvester Provencio

According to the complaint, Province engaged in sexual intercourse with a victim, age 13, allegedly at a New Years Eve party, who was “overcome by force or fear.”

He also allegedly bought alcoholic liquor to the victim at his parent’s residence in Caldwell.

Sumner County caravan takes trip to Topeka to hear debate on school district consolidation

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Sumner County school patrons speak with Steve Abrams about consolidation bill in Topeka.

Sumner County school patrons speak with Steve Abrams about consolidation bill in Topeka. (Courtesy photo).

by James Jordan and Tracy McCue, Sumner NewscowThe bill calling for the consolidation of school districts, including those in Sumner County, drew a lot of heat in a committee hearing Wednesday at the Kansas State Capitol in Topeka. The measure, introduced yesterday in a House Education Committee hearing, if passed into law would consolidate school districts, not the schools themselves. The law would reduce the school districts in Kansas from 286 to 132.

Fifteen Sumner County representatives of administrators, board members, patrons and one teacher took the voyage to Topeka yesterday to hear debate on H.B. 2504. They also visited with the state representatives Kasha Kelley and Kyle Hoffman; and State Senator Steve Abrams – all who represent Sumner County. The committee room was overflowing with some standing in the hallway.

South Haven School Superintendent Lynn Archer said when her group met with Kelley, she said she did not think this particular bill would go any further in its current form. But that doesn’t mean the it couldn’t be merged with another bill later, or reintroduced in another bill altogether. Abrams told the group he is against mandatory consolidation. Neither would elaborate on the issue any further at their office meeting with Sumner County school representatives Wednesday, Archer said.

Help wanted: Triumph Accessory looking for a Machinist

Help Wanted adHelp wanted: Triumph Accessory Services is looking for a Machinist who has experience using specialized equipment to repair or manufacture components and parts to strict tolerances. Must be able to setup, operate and program machine tools to repair or manufacture parts and components and use precision measuring tools to inspect and ensure items are in conformance to blueprints and other repair data.  Triumph is an equal opportunity employer; disability/female/minorities/veterans.  FAA drug screening required.

 

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Special K Basketball game is at 1 p.m. Friday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016:

Thursday

No events reported.

Friday

•Basketball, Wellington at Augusta.

•Wrestling at Rose Hill, 11 a.m.

•Special K Basketball at Wellington, 1 p.m.

Saturday

•ACT Test.

•Wrestling at Rose Hill, 10 a.m.

•JV wrestling at Wichita South, 9 a.m.

Today’s lunch — Stromboli, Garden Spinach Salad, Baby Carrots, Pineapple Chunks and Milk.

Thursday’s lunch — Sloppy Joe, Potato Wedges, Baked Beans, Mixed Fruit, Tostitos and Milk.

Today’s News:

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016


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Maria Holverson retires from Wellington Recreation Commission; Courtney Wiens takes over

Maria Holverson and Courtney Wiens.

Maria Holverson and Courtney Wiens.

Sumner Newscow report — Maria Holverson, left, celebrated her retirement as a custodian for the Wellington Recreation Commission, Friday afternoon. Fellow employees, friends and family gave her a farewell reception. Courtney Wiens, right, is her replacement. She started her job Monday.

 

2016 WHS Duke Candidates announced for next week’s homecoming

2016 Duke Candidates for WHS Homecoming.

2016 Duke Candidates for WHS Homecoming. (Photo by Steve Sturgis).

Sumner County report — The 2016 Wellington High School Duke Candidates were recently announced. The Duke of Wellington will be crowned Friday, Feb. 12 at the WHS homecoming ceremony after the Wellington-Andale basketball game. Those named Duke candidates are from left to right:

Jared Shields, Julian Cornejo, Nate Ybarra, Connor Phelps and Wesley Gilmore. 

Help wanted: Construction – Sumner County Road and Bridge

Help Wanted adHelp wanted: Construction I- II-III – Road and Bridge, $8.75 – $21.02 per hour Non-exempt.

High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Must obtain and maintain a valid class “A” Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) months of employment.  2-5 years of construction and /or road maintenance work experience required or a comparable combination of education and experience. Much of the work is done outdoors in adverse weather conditions.  Successful applicant will be drug tested.

Apply online at www.HRePartners.com  Applications close 02/12/2016.  Job description available, contact Sumner County Clerk’s Office, ph 620 326 3395. EOE

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Wellington Council requests sealed bids to local banks to finance golf irrigation system

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by James Jordan and Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council voted to finance an irrigation system for the municipal golf course through a lease purchase agreement through a local financial institution. The city will ask local banks to bid on the financing for the $226,000 Professional Turf Products/TORO irrigation system which replaces the existing system at the Wellington Municipal Golf Course.

On Friday, during a noon special council meeting, the council voted to forego a bidding process and proceed with a purchase of the current irrigation system which was installed in 1993. However, the council took no action or directive on how to fund the new system.

After discussing options, the council voted 6-0 to provide sealed bids to local banks this morning, and proceed with lease purchase in which no payments will be implemented until March of 2017. How often the city will make payments depends on the stipulations in the contract between the city and the winning bidder. The council will vote on a finance resolution at its next regular meeting.

In a memo sent to the council before Tuesday night’s meeting, Wellington Finance Director Shane Shields outlined financing options. The city could use funds out of:

Late first-half run lifts Crusader South to 65-41 victory; Crusader North returns favor in boys

Crusader South dominates
Tayland French goes to the hoop against Buhler. (Dustin Craig photo).

Tayland French goes to the hoop against Buhler. Avery Rusk is pictured above. (Dustin Craig photo).

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — When Wellington and Buhler square off, it is always billed as the “battle of the Crusaders” because they both have the same mascots.

The Crusader South team picked up the victory on the girls side 65-41. The Crusader North squad would return the favor in the nightcap, 75-50.

Connor Phelps helps keep Wellington close in first half.

Connor Phelps helps keep Wellington close in first half.

This marked the first home game in Wellington in three weeks for the Crusader South Nation. Wellington girls returned to action after winning the Haven Girls Tournament on Saturday and achieving a No. 2 ranking in the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association poll. The boys hadn’t played for a week after finishing second in the Chaparral Tournament.

In front of a large crowd, Wellington girls would pick up a 24-point win that didn’t exactly start out looking like it would be any kind of blowout.

The two Crusader teams were locked in a showdown early. Buhler was in a 2-3 zone and Wellington was having trouble getting the ball to the hole. On those occasions, Wellington could get inside the paint, the shots weren’t falling.

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016

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WHS Daily Bulletin: Homecoming is next week

WHS Daily bulletin

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016:

Wednesday 

Nothing reported.

Thursday

Nothing reported.

Friday

•Basketball, Wellington at Augusta.

•Wrestling at Rose Hill, 11 a.m.

•Special K Basketball at Wellington, 1 p.m.

Saturday

•ACT Test.

•Wrestling at Rose Hill, 10 a.m.

•JV wrestling at Wichita South, 9 a.m.

Today’s lunch — : Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Green Beans, Grapes, Hot Roll and Milk.

Thursday’s lunch — Stromboli, Garden Spinach Salad, Baby Carrots, Pineapple Chunks and Milk.

Today’s News:

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The O.J. Simpson trial question

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Mildred Ramsey, 95, Ponca City, Okla.: Dec. 13, 1920 – Feb. 1, 2016

Mildred Ramsey

Mildred Ramsey

Mildred M. Ramsey, age 95, of Ponca City, Okla., formerly a long time Wellington resident, died Monday, February 1, at the Kansas Medical Center in Andover.

Mildred M. (Helms) Ramsey was born on December 13, 1920 in Geuda Springs, KS to Orin J. Helms and Elsie L. (Malone) Helms.  Mildred was raised in the Geuda Springs area and was a graduate of Geuda Springs Rural High School, Arkansas City Junior College, and Southwestern College in Winfield.

Mildred married Lloyd J. Ramsey on May 1, 1943.  He preceded her in death in 2009.

Mildred was a retired school teacher.  She had taught first grade at Washington Elementary School in Wellington for 30 years.  She was a life member of N.E.A. and K.N.E.A., P.T.A., retired Teachers Association, Kappa Kappa Iota Sorority, a member of the First Christian Church and the Christian Woman’s Fellowship.

Help wanted: Sumner County Farm Service Agency needs full-time Program Technician

Help Wanted adHelp wanted: The Sumner County Farm Service Agency has a permanent full-time Program Technician position available.  Salary ranges from $28,886 to $36,025 (CO-4 to CO-6), depending on experience/education. Benefits include health, life, retirement, annual and sick leave.  Must be a US citizen. High school graduate or GED. See full vacancy announcement at: http://www.usajobs.gov (type Farm Service Agency in the “Keyword” box and Kansas in the “Location” box) for details and instructions to apply on-line.  Complete application packages must be submitted by 11:59 pm EDT, Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   PLEASE READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON “HOW TO APPLY” and “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS”!  Person selected will be subject to background investigation.  USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.

 

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