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Wellington school board approves the purchase of 462 computers; makes yearly designations

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — While the USD 353 students won’t be in school for three more weeks, the official start of the 2014-15 school year for the administration started July More »

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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 »

Enchies win Great Race 2014

The Enchies return to championship form winning the Slate Creek Relays i.e. Great Race

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Dore Enchies returned to winning form by winning the 2014 Slate Creek Relays at Woods Park Saturday evening. The Dore Enchies knocked out the defending More »

Great Race preview - Can Spinalators?

The Great Race will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at Woods Park

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the 13th consecutive year, Wellington will be holding The Great Race, aka The Slate Creek Relays, this weekend at Woods Park. The race begins at More »

Donald Eugene Warner, Caldwell: Feb. 22, 1936 – July 17, 2014

Donald Eugene Warner

Donald Eugene Warner

Donald Eugene Warner was born Feb. 22, 1936 in Arkansas City  to John Carrol

Warner and Sylvia Alice (Wilson) Warner.  He passed from this life on Thursday, July 17, 2014 at the Caldwell Hospital, in Caldwell, with his wife and daughters at his side. He spent his first years in Arkansas City attending his first half of the first grade there.  The family then moved to Palacious, Texas. When Don was in the third grade they returned to Arkansas City, where he attended the next four years of school. During this time he made his life long friend Wesley Hickey.

The Great Race will be held Saturday at 5 p.m. at Woods Park

Great Race preview - Can Spinalators?

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the 13th consecutive year, Wellington will be holding The Great Race, aka The Slate Creek Relays, this weekend at Woods Park. The race begins at 5 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s team participants include:

The Anders Spinalators

Axis of Awesome

Black Oak Striders

Dore Enchies

Greeno Flameouts

Sons of Thunder

Spencer Speedsters

SSB Big Bucks

Village Idiots

Gove Bandits.

The Anders Spinaltors are the current defending Great Race Champions. 

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wellington Police Notes for Thursday, July 17, 2014

Security State Bank of Wellington says ‘thanks’!

“Congratulations and Thank You to the Wellington Chamber of Commerce for another outstanding Kansas Wheat Festival.”

From your Friends at SECURITY STATE BANK

“We Had An Awesome Time!!!”

Here were some of the activities Security State Bank participated in during the Wheat Festival.

The SSB bed race team…

SSB Bed Race Teams - Copy

The  SSB float in the parade…

SSB Parade Entry

The SSB money machine…

SSB Money Machine - Copy

And overall having our selfie! – A really great time.

Selfie SSB - Copy

SECURITY STATE BANK

Serving Sumner County Since 1897

Member FDIC

 

Don’t miss the Orsheln’s Farm and Home Bucket Sale July 19-20

Orsheln Farm and Market

Kurt Klein, 51, formerly of Oxford: June 20, 1963 – June 13, 2014

Kurt Klien

Kurt Klein

Kurt Klein, 51, of Waynoka, OK, formerly of Oxford, KS, died Saturday, July 13, 2014, in Waynoka, Oklahoma.

Graveside Memorial Services will be at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at the Oxford Cemetery. A memorial has been established with the Waynoka Ambulance Service 1759 Cecil St., Waynoka, OK 73860 or may be left with the Oxford Funeral Service. For further information please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.

Kurt Douglas Klein was born June 20, 1963, the son of Lloyd Dean and Lodean (Lofton) Klein in Winfield, KS. He graduated from Oxford High School and attended Cowley County Community College in Arkansas City.

HELP WANTED: GKN Aerospace has several job opportunities

 GKN Aerospace Precision Machining, Inc., a leading provider of highly engineered subsystems and components for the aerospace, defense and space industries located in Wellington has the immediate openings for: 

Carl Acuff, Jr. will be performing at the Sumner County Fair in Caldwell on Aug. 2 at 8 p.m.

Carl Acuff at Sumner County Fair

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 87th annual Sumner County Fair in Caldwell is right around the corner and this year’s featured entertainer is Carl Acuff, Jr. who will be performing with The Legends and Up and Comers.

The concert to be held Saturday, Aug. 2 at 8 p.m. in Caldwell is being sponsored by the Sumner County Fair Association and area businesses (listed below).

The free concert will be part of a plethora of activities at the annual fair in Caldwell which will be running Thursday, July 31 to Sunday, Aug. 3.

The Carl Acuff Jr. Show has become an American institution since 1992. The 2014 tour proves to be no exception to the rule with a dynamite show, great costuming, music and comedy.  

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 

Wellington resident Perry Wiley expresses his concern about fireworks on Fourth of July

Perry Wiley fireworks

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Fourth of July holiday can be a bang of a good time for many, but a Wellington resident expressed his displeasure with the holiday at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.

Wellington resident Perry Wiley questioned the current fireworks policy. The council decided it will revisit the issue at a later date.

During the audience participation Wiley made the following statement:

“I think the fireworks got out of hand this year… It wasn’t too well enforced. I couldn’t get up and down my street because of all the fireworks. I spoke to a lady who works at Sterling House and she couldn’t get there because of the fireworks by the apartments near Sterling House.

“In short of banning all fireworks, which I would be in favor of, they should be banned in residential areas. They should only be shot in parks or ballfields or wherever.”

Good Taste Chinese Buffett owners expect to open Saturday at 11 a.m.

Good Taste Chinese buffet outsideby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — According to an employee working at the Good Taste Chinese Buffett today, the new Chinese Restaurant called “Good Taste Chinese Buffet” is expected to open this Saturday at 11 a.m. As always when it comes to business openings, Sumner Newscow attaches “tentative” to it. Good Taste billboard

The new Chinese place is at the former Wellington Steakhouse location at 1311 E. 16th St.

3 Sumner Republicans on list breaking party ranks to support Democrat Paul Davis for Governor

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Democrat challenger Paul Davis on Tuesday gave his campaign for Kansas governor a bipartisan boost by announcing the endorsements for more than 100 moderate Republicans who has split with conservative GOP Governor Sam Brownback over education and tax policy. Three of the 103 people listed as “Republicans for Kansas Values” are from Sumner County.

Former Speaker of the House Robert Miller of Wellington was one of the 103 people listed on the davisforkansas.com web site, who have broken from their Republican party to endorse Davis on the Democrat side. Former South Haven School Board member Jay Zimmerman and current South Haven school board member Glennis Zimmerman were also on the list.

Former State Rep. Vince Wetta (left) points to Democrat candidate Paul Davis (right) last week in the Kansas Wheat Festival parade.

Former State Rep. Vince Wetta (left) points to Democrat candidate Paul Davis (right) last week in the Kansas Wheat Festival parade.

Davis’ campaign staged a news conference at a Topeka hotel with 40 of the disaffected Republicans.

Help wanted: Physical Therapist at Sumner County Home Health

Health Department –Physical Therapist - Non-exempt

Physical Therapist needed for Sumner County Home Health (a Medicare-certified Agency) Approximate start date 09/14/2014.  Education requirements:  Graduate of an APTA approved curriculum from a university and have current licensure by the State of KS.  Experience:  1-3 years as a licensed Physical Therapist in a clinic, hospital or rehabilitation center.  Home Health experience highly preferred. In-county travel required. Adverse working conditions may exist.  Some overtime required.  Candidate must possess valid KS Driver’s License and reliable transportation; pass a drug screen, criminal background check and physical.  For Complete job description contact the Sumner County Clerk’s Office, 501 N Washington, Wellington, KS.   ph 620-326-3395

Apply online at www.HRePartners.com or at the Sumner County Clerk’s Office  applications close 07/31/2014. EOE

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, July 15, 2014

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Chamber board: No decision has been made concerning future Wheat Festival policies and procedures

The following letter was released by the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce board of directors today:

Dear Media Friends,

The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB would like to address the recent situation that occurred during the KS Wheat Festival parade this past Friday, July 11, 2014.

First and foremost, we are very relieved to know that those involved are healing and were not more seriously hurt.  We are also very thankful to all the police, Fire/EMS and others who quickly responded to the young woman and her young rider.

The situation has provided the Board of Directors and Chamber Staff the opportunity to evaluate the policies and procedures currently in place to help minimize risk and add to the enjoyment for all those who attend the annual parade. It is important to note no decisions have been made, nor will there be any decisions made, until thorough discussion, input and evaluation takes place. The Wheat Festival is a long-standing community tradition and citizen input is encouraged in the decision-making process. 

Sumner Court Docket: July 15, 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. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Post your FREE Garage Sale ads here

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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” section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.

Happy bargain selling and hunting!

Wellington American Legion Post 90 baseball team sets sights on zone tournament in Burlington then state tournament in Wathena

The 2014 Wellington American Legion team.

The 2014 Wellington American Legion team.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington American Legion Post 90 team is Wheat Festival Tournament champions, but the team’s eyes are on bigger prizes.

The American Legion Post 90 team will be heading to the regional zone tournament in Burlington, Kans. If the team wins there, it will then be off to the Class AA Kansas State Tournament in Wathena – which is at the tip of northeast Kansas near St. Joseph, Mo.

This team is pretty good, made up of players, who will represent Wellington in various sports for the coming school year.

The team consists of:

Wellington Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth Tournament updates: July 15, 2014

Babe Ruth All Star tournament roundup

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the latest update of Cal Ripken/Babe Ruth teams and the complete scores of the 12-year-old Cal Ripken Tournament played at Worden Park this weekend. For previous games click here. For full brackets of your favorite tournament click on the website http://www.kansasbaberuthleagues.com/

 

10-and-under all stars: 

State tournament at Fort Scott. 

First round – SPIAA 8 Wellington 4. MVP: Logan McClain. WOW: Hagen Wright.

Second round – Fort Scott 12 Wellington 1. MVP: Carson Nugen. WOW: Blake McCreary. Wellington finishes 0-2 in tournament. 

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