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Baseball season preview

Crusader Baseball preview: Wellington returns 71 innings of starting pitching; but inexperience is an issue elsewhere

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things you need to know about the 2015 Wellington High School baseball team … 1. Where we last left off… Wellington lost to Winfield 6-5 More »

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Post your FREE Garage Sale ads here

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is another garage sale weekend. And the world needs to know you are having one. Go ahead and post your garage sale in the “comment” More »

The Wellington dilemma

Sunday feature: Depletion of utility reserves puts City of Wellington in financial bind

Part 1 of 2-part series: by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council election is April 7. Those who win a seat may soon wonder why they were running “for” More »

Candidates forum

Sumner Newscow Candidates Forum: The Wellington Mayor’s Race

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the candidates forum for the Wellington Mayor position. The candidates running are: Kelly Green, Shelley Hansel, Mark Hatfield, Tami Klinedinst and Jazzmyne Pettegrew. More »

Sumner Newscow local news report

Wellington man convicted of distributing child pornography

Sumner Newscow report — A federal jury Thursday found a Wellington man guilty of distributing child pornography, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said. 48-year-old Steven J. Meisel was convicted on one count of More »

Blansett competency hearing continued to April 23

Lindsey Nicole Blansett

Lindsey Nicole Blansett

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Today, Sumner County District Court Judge Scott McQuin has continued the Lindsey Nicole Blansett competency hearing to April 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Blansett, 33, of Wellington is accused of first degree murder of her 10-year-old son at her home on Dec. 14, 2014. She is currently being transported to Larned State Hospital where she will receive a mental competency evaluation report.

McQuin granted a January request by Blansett’s defense attorney Mike Brown to have a mental competency test.

Crusader Preview: Wellington girls softball team brings back experience in 2015

WHS girls softball preview 2015

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School girls softball team is embarking on another spring season. It all starts Monday afternoon in Augusta.

Here are 10 things you need to know going into the 2015 campaign.

 

1. Where we last left off

Wellington finished 8-13 with a 6-0 loss to Mulvane in the first round of the regional tournament in Winfield to end the 2014 season. In that game, Wellington had just two hits and three errors.

 

2. Picking up steam for 2015

T.D. Buck embarks on his third season as head softball coach with a plethora of returning starters. Seven of the nine starters from that regional game are on this year’s roster.

 

3. Back from U.S.A.… 

Danville elevator burglary suspects identified; case submitted to Sumner County attorney’s office

Police Report

Sumner Newscow report — Two young males have been identified in the break in of the Danville Grain Elevator Sunday morning at 2:47 a.m., Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath said.

Male subjects break in #1Heath said the young males, both 18 years old, have been interviewed by the Wellington Police Department but no physical arrest has been made at this time.

The grain elevator, located at the 800 block of South Jefferson in Wellington, was broken into when two male subjects allegedly broke a window on the main office door and entered the facility.

Heath said one of the parents of the male subjects identified him to the WPD in the photo sent out to media sources. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Don’t forget it’s Wellington Lift-a-thon tonight

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, March 26, 2015:

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

• Lift-a-thon in Small Gym 6 p.m.

Friday

• All School Play 7 p.m.

Saturday

• All School Play 7 p.m.

Sunday

• All School Play 2 p.m.

Lunch Menu: 

Thursday: Chicken and dressing, mashed potatoes/gravy, green beans hot roll/jelly, Easter Cake.

Friday: Bean and Cheese burrito/sauce, romaine and tomato, corn, chilled pears.

Today’s News

Sumner Newscow Candidates Forum: Janette Moser vs. Jackie Glasgow – Wellington School Board

Candidates forum

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the Sumner Newscow candidates forum involving the Wellington School Board At Large Position 7 race between Jackie Glasgow and Janette Moser.

Sumner Newscow sent out a questionnaire asking 10 questions. These answers have already been featured during a primary involving these two candidates. The other school board forum featuring Pat Zeka and Bob White can be found here.

Janette Moser

Janette Moser

Jackie Glasgow

Jackie Glasgow

 

Remember the following election dates:

•March 18             Advance voting by mail began.

•March 31             Advance voting in person begins

•April 3                   Advance by mail ends

•April 6                   Advance voting in person ends at 12 (noon)

•April 7                   Election Day.

 

Tell us about yourself. Provide background information such as where you grew up, where you went to school, where you started your career, and any biographical information you find pertinent to why you are running for the elected position. 

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund information available for graduating seniors

Kansas Star CasinoSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The following is information concerning the Kansas All-Star Scholars Fund that provides one-time $1,000 scholarship awards to students who will be enrolled full-time in post-secondary classes in the fall following high school graduation.

• To be awarded a scholarship, eligible applicants must complete the online application on this website, March 10 – April 15. Late applications will be disqualified.

• Once awarded, the scholarship recipient must submit these required documents on or before September 1 following graduation:

  1. Letter of acceptance from the post-secondary educational institution (If this is no longer available, please contact the registrar’s office for a copy or other verification of enrollment.)
  2. Copy of an official class schedule for the fall semester
  3. Student ID Number at their post-secondary educational institution

• Scholarships will only be paid to accredited post-secondary educational institutions. Exceptions are approved by the Board of Directors on a case-by-case basis.

• $500 will be applied by the school to the fall semester and $500 will be applied to the spring semester following graduation.

Important dates for WHS Seniors in the two months ahead…

Sumner Newscow All things school Calendar

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Important dates of events to remember for Wellington High School Seniors:

Thursday, April 2, 2015 – 2:30 p.m.Jostens will be here to distribute senior items. Any balance due on these items will be need to be paid before you can receive the items. If your senior is unable to be here at that time to pick up their order, parents may pick them up or the student can get them at a later time in the counselor’s office.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 – 10:00 a.m. Senior Meeting in the WHS Auditorium. Students will be given their senior check-out sheets and information regarding Senior Class Night, Baccalaureate and Graduation.

Sunday, May 3, 2015 – Baccalaureate – 2:00 p.m.First United Methodist Church -  This is a faith-based ceremony.  Even though attendance is optional for this service, several members of the community and several high school seniors spend a lot of time planning the service and it would be wonderful to have the service well attended. 

Help wanted: Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory Technician at SRMC

Medical Technologist/Medical Laboratory TechnicianHelp Wanted ad

 Sumner Regional Medical Center has an immediate opening for a full time second shift MT (ASCP/NCA/AMT) or MLT with generalist background.  3 p.m. – 11 p.m., Monday to Friday, will share weekends and call.  Interested individuals should send resume to Allen Keller, HR Director or apply in person at 1323 North A St, Wellington, KS  67152 or e-mail allenk@srmcks.org. Equal Opportunity/Tobacco and Drug Free Employer.

Sumner Newscow Candidates Forum: Pat Zeka vs. Bob White – Wellington School Board

Candidates forum

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This is the first of the Sumner Newscow political candidates forums. This will feature Robert White and Pat Zeka who are vying for a four-year team for the District 3, Position 3 Wellington School Board.

We will feature the At Large Position 7 candidates forum between Jackie Glasgow and Janette Moser on Thursday.

Angie Ratcliff in District 1 Position 1 and Jackie Berryman in District 2 Position 2 are unopposed. Both did not submit answers to the questionnaires.

Pat Zeka

Pat Zeka

Bob White

Bob White

The Wellington school board election will be held on Tuesday, April 7. All registered voters in the USD 353 school district are eligible to vote.

Here are some important election dates for the 2015 City/School General Election to remember:

•March 18             Advance voting by mail began.

•March 31             Advance voting in person begins

•April 3                   Advance by mail ends

•April 6                   Advance voting in person ends at 12 (noon)

•April 7                   Election Day.

Tell us about yourself. Provide background information such as where you grew up, where you went to school, where you started your career, and any biographical information you find pertinent to why you are running for the elected position. 

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Sam Brownback being booed question

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Governor Brownback got booed at the KU-Wichita State game. What is your reaction?

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Wellington Kennedy Elementary students raising money with a Royals baseball basket raffle

Royals project Kennedy schoolSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Kennedy Elementary third, fourth and fifth grade are having a Royals baseball basket raffle to raise money for the entire Kennedy Elementary. You can purchase tickets at Kennedy Elementary or contact Jennifer Wilmoth. Tickets are $2 a piece or 6 for $10. Basket is valued at approximately $200.

The basket includes:

Four Royals Tickets (April 20th- STAR WARS Night)

Cooler

$15 Dore gift certificate

Hat

Visor

2 Shirts

Foam Finger

Water bottle and coozie

Cracker Jacks

Jerry Tooman, 61, Wellington: May 5, 1953 – March 23, 2015

Jerry E. Tooman, age 61, died Monday evening, March 23, 2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, KS. He was a driver for Futures Unlimited, Inc. for many years.

Jerry E. Tooman was born on May 5, 1953 in Ponca City, OK to Jerry E. Tooman, Sr. and Sharlene A. (Abel) Tooman.

He married Leota R. (Bush) Holdaway on September 9, 1988 in Wellington, KS. Together they celebrated 26 years of marriage.

He enjoyed spending time with his family and was passionate about riding motorcycles. He loved riding to Sturgis with Leota, fishing and hunting.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Wellington Rec Rap: Paint your Art Out, March Madness Dance, and 2 egg hunts ahead

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Rec Rap Easter events

2014-15 All-SCBL, CPL basketball lists released

Sumner Newscow report — The following are the South-Central Border League and Central Plains League basketball all-league lists for 2014-15:

BOYS:

SOUTH CENTRAL BORDER LEAGUE

First Team

Noah Chee, jr., Sedan; Kaden Halling, sr., Caldwell; Isaiahh Loudermilk, jr., West Elk; Colten Ward, so., Caldwell; Derek Williams, sr., Oxford; Tristen Wilson, sr., West Elk.

Second team

Three Sumner County athletes named to 1st, 2nd All-Class Wichita Eagle teams

Sumner County Sports report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Three Sumner County athletes were named individually to the All-Class first and second basketball teams, announced by the largest daily newspaper this week.

Lauryn Snipes, a sophomore Wellington High School basketball player, was named to the Class 4A Div. 1 second team.

Lauryn Snipes

Lauryn Snipes

Faith Gaddie

Faith Gaddie

Faith Gaddie, a senior from Argonia, was named to the first team Class 1A Div. II girls.

Kaden Halling, a senior from Caldwell, was named to the second team Class 1A Div. II boys.

Kaden Halling

Kaden Halling

Snipes averaged 17.1 ppg and led the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV with 365 points.

Halling averaged 13 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.8 steals, and was 43 percent from the field. He helped lead the Caldwell boys basketball team to the Class 1A Div. II third place title.

Gaddie averaged 20.0 ppg as a 5-8, senior.

Other players from Sumner County who made the honorable mention all-class list are as follows: 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Seniors need to order cap and gown for graduation ASAP!

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, March 24, 2015:

Tuesday and Wednesday: No events scheduled.

Thursday
• Lift-a-thon in Small Gym 6 p.m.

Friday
• All School Play 7 p.m.

Saturday
• All School Play 7 p.m.

Sunday

• All School Play 2 p.m.

Lunch Menu: 

Tuesday: Soft chicken taco, tortilla chips/salsa, refried beans, shredded romain, chilled peaches.

Wednesday: Corn dog, garden spinach salad, peas, apple.

Today’s News

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, March 23, 2015

Wellington Police notes Monday, March 23, 2015:

Sumner Mental Health Center seeking full time maintenance staff member

Help Wanted adSumner Mental Health Center is a community mental health center seeking a full time maintenance staff member to be responsible for the building upkeep and cleanliness of the facility at 1601 West 16th Street, Wellington.  Duties further include supervision of the vehicle fleet.

Applicant must have the minimum of a high school /GED education with computer skills, ability to lift over 50 pounds and able to do physically demanding duties, self-motivated, available to be on call and do a split shift, knowledgeable about commercial cleaning practices, and have general skills for routine upkeep and maintenance of the building and its equipment.  Preference will be given for prior building maintenance or similar experience.

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