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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 »

Crusaders Week 9A game

Rose Hill upsets Mulvane 28-22; Wellington can take district with Ulysses

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Class 4A Division 1 District 7 has officially become the craziest district in Kansas. Tonight, Rose Hill upset Mulvane 28-22. What does that mean? Wellington More »

Wellington-Ulysses preview

Wellington to take long trip to Ulysses with still a playoff berth on the line

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The trip to Ulysses has loomed all season. And couple that with a stunning 14-7 loss to Mulvane, and a massive number of injuries, Halloween night More »

7th grade triumph

For the Wellington 7th grade team, 2014 had little go wrong

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is hard not to like the Wellington seventh grade football team — unless you are an opponent. In 2014, the seventh Knights were 7-0. They More »


Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The major Sumner County election races

The following are four polls on races of consequences on next Tuesday’s Sumner County election ballot. We asked who you would vote for as governor last week. You could still vote here. More »

SRMC to hold information meeting on Sales Tax Initiative


Wellington can still get to the playoffs; but you may need a math PhD to figure how

Football playoff confusion

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ok, after studying the various tie breaking scenarios, it appears that the Wellington football team can go to Ulysses this Friday and win and NOT make the playoffs…

Or it could lose to Ulysses and still go to the playoffs. It is a wacky scenario based on tie breaking points in District 7 that includes Wellington, Ulysses, Mulvane and Rose Hill.

Last Friday, when Mulvane went into victory formation late in the game against Wellington after securing an apparent 14-7 victory, Mulvane coach Dave Fennewald didn’t do his team any favors. It could come back to haunt the Wildcats because they failed to secure additional points.

Remember, Wellington’s Connor Phelps late 9 yard touchdown late against Rose Hill two weeks ago? That gave Wellington seven points to work with because the Crusaders won by 13 instead of 6.

Confused? We haven’t even started. Just remember this. District 7 will take a champion and a runner-up to battle District 8 teams in the first round of the Class 4A Division 1 playoffs. Despite Friday’s loss, Wellington still has a good chance of being one of those two teams. Here’s how:

Sumner County Leadership Initiative accepting nominations for program

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County Leadership Initiative is now accepting nominations for the 2014-15 Sumner County Leadership Initiative Program. The program is designed to further develop the leaders existing in our community, as well as to identify future leaders, by presenting a course focusing on the issues and challenges facing our community and the skills necessary for 21st century leadership.

The program needs your assistance. Please take a few minutes to help us identify potential participants for the program by completing the enclosed nomination form. It is both acceptable and proper to nominate yourself if you believe in and want to become a better leader.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014:


Choir concert, 7 p.m.



• JV Scholars’ Bowl at Augusta 4 p.m.

• Scholars’ Bowl at Wichita- Independent  4 p.m.


• Football at Ulysses.

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, October 27, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Monday, October 27, 2014

Countryside Motors has a Halloween Costume Contest and Games Galore

Halloween Countryside story

Argonia girls advance to Class 1A- Div. II state volleyball tournament with win over Caldwell

Argonia Red Raiders logoSumner Newscow report — The Argonia girls volleyball team will be going to state tournament for the second consecutive year.

Argonia defeated Caldwell in the sub-state championship at its home gymnasium with a 25-15, 25-19 victory over Caldwell.

The Red Raiders opened with a 25-10, 25-11 win over Elk Valley in the first round. Caldwell staved off Norwich in a thriller 26-24, 28-26 in the other match to set up the all Sumner County sub-state championship showdown.

Wellington Regent to feature Kansas City Royals game #6 on Tuesday

Kansas City Royals at Regent Theaterby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Well, the Kansas City Royals are down 3-2 in the World Series after winning Friday and losing Saturday and Sunday in San Francisco. Could Madison Bumgarner somehow miss the plane to Kansas City?

If you can’t see the World Series live in person, and want to watch the game uninterrupted away from your house, Wellington Regent Theater will be providing the game on the big screen for game #6 on Tuesday. The doors open at 7 p.m. And those players are going to be larger than what they are in reality! 

No go on the Crusader bus to Ulysses

Crusader head logoSumner Newscow report — If you are taking a trip to Ulysses for the Crusader football game, it won’t be by fan bus. Wellington resident Lori Phelps said there were not enough takers. There were 28 people who signed up for the 54 seat charter bus for the final regular season game between Wellington and Ulysses on Friday night.

Ulysses is a four hour and 40 minute trip or 253 miles one way. Wellington is still in the district hunt and can still make the playoffs with a win in Ulysses and Rose Hill victory over Mulvane.

“I think if we had won at Mulvane we might have had more interest, but maybe not,” Phelps said. 

Sumner County weekly jail bookings: Oct. 20 – Oct. 27, 2014

Sheriff deputy badgeSumner Newscow report — The following is the Sumner County weekly jail bookings by the Sheriff for Oct. 20 to Oct. 27, 2014.

Come out to the annual Turkey Supper in Corbin on Nov. 5 at 5 p.m.

Corbin Turkey supper

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — There are only two annual events that really bring the little town of Corbin alive: The Turkey Supper and Summer Softball Tournament.

It is now that time of year for the United Methodist Women of Corbin to prepare food for over 500 people who will converge on the town on November 5, 2014 for the turkey supper. As the valets (yes, we put the men to work, too) park cars and seat the guests in order in the Church sanctuary, the food line starts moving close to 5 p.m. It is non-stop until after 7 p.m. as the church finally empties out.

Wellington Police notes: Friday, Oct. 24 – Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 24 to Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014:

WHS Daily Bulletin: Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Oct. 27, 2014:


Junior varsity and freshman football at Wellington vs. Mulvane 5:30 p.m.


Choir concert, 7 p.m.



• JV Scholars’ Bowl at Augusta 4 p.m.

• Scholars’ Bowl at Wichita- Independent  4 p.m.


• Football at Ulysses.

Sunday blog: Talking city manager, salaries, Brownback commercial, Mulvane curse and Quinn’s thoughts

Five Cueball thoughts

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for Oct. 26, 2014…

1. City Manager search…

I’ve been in this business for 25 years and even to this day I’m still learning.

Roy Eckert

Roy Eckert

So was the case this past month with the hiring of Wellington City Manager Roy Eckert — a man I have not personally met, but was impressive during a phone interview.

I knew the council was looking at Eckert for more than two weeks, but I was at a dilemma whether or not I should share information with the public. After all, my primary job is to inform the public.

I eventually decided it was a privacy issue and until his name became public I would not do anything. That time came on the Friday, Oct. 17 before the official meeting when the council released its agenda and the terms of the city manager agreement. 

Say it isn’t so Part 2 – Wellington girls eliminated by Mulvane in sub-state volleyball

Wellington sub-state

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — History is a long, long time. But it is hard to remember a combination where so much went wrong for the Wellington High School athletic program on the playing field and hard word.

On the cusp of the football team’s heartbreaking 14-7 loss to Mulvane, the Wellington volleyball team may have lost one even more emotionally distressing. Mulvane, at 9-28, stunned Wellington in the first round 25-18, 25-23. Wellington ends its best season ever with a 22-16 record.

The Crusaders may have never gotten out of their own sub-state anyway. Andale was a heavy favorite. But the Crusaders were hoping a large home crowd could lift them past the Indians in the championship set. After all the team had taken Andale to three games on Tuesday in Buhler. And three’s a charm. 

Caldwell, Conway Springs, Argonia-Attica win easily

Sumner County Scores: 

West Elk 80 Oxford 34 – Wildcats are eliminated from playoffs.

Caldwell 44 South Haven 0 – Bluejays keep playoff hopes alive. Box score is here: Caldwell – Box Score Report – 10_18_2014

Conway Springs 72 Belle Plaine 8 – Easy win for Cardinals: Conway Springs – Box Score Report – 10_25_2014

Argonia-Attica 54 Norwich 6 - Titans stay undefeated. Stats are here.

Say it isn’t so! Mulvane gets Wellington again, this time 14-7 in mind-boggling game

Wellington 7 Mulvane 14


by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — This one is going to hurt. Wellington lost a key district game to Mulvane 14-7. With the loss, Wellington drops to 1-1 in the district play. Ulysses beat Rose Hill 42-21. Wellington still is in the playoff hunt but its post season chances took a hit Thursday night. We will get into the district scenario at a later time.

Wellington will travel to Ulysses Friday night.

Former Wellington head coach Linn Hibbs used to say that if you win the turnover battle you are likely to win the game. So here’s the key stat of the game: Wellington 4 turnovers. Mulvane 1. 

Wellington-Mulvane live tweet; week #8 scores

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are updates during a period in which Twitter was down. This was during the fourth quarter with about 8 minutes to play up until the Trevor Nance interception.

Twitter is down. I’ll keep you updated via Sumner Newscow site. Since we left Wellington has driven to the 25 yard of Mulvane with 7:06. Now it’s 4th and 5.

Phelps incomplete. Mulvane takes over on downs with 6:54 to play at own 25.

Mulvane 2nd and 6. 6:31 in 4th.

Mulvane dive 3rd and 4.

Mulvane catch by Evans. First down at 35. 5:33 to play.

Under 5 minutes. Mulvane gains 6 yards to own 41. Wellington trailing 14-7.

4:08 to play. Mulvane first down at own 45. Wildcats taking time off clock.

2:42 Mulvane calls timeout  in a 3rd and 10 situation.

My apologies twitter has died. Mulvane incomplete 4th and 10 with 2:37 to play.

Kick is blocked! Wellington takes over at 30 of Mulvane!

Trevor throws an interception with 2:14 to play. Mulvane takes over at 15.


10 things to know about Sumner County football this week for Oct. 24

10 things to know about Sumner football

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — 10 things to know about Sumner County football this week…


1. What’s on tap…

Conway Springs at Belle Plaine
South Haven at Caldwell
Norwich at Argonia-Attica
West Elk at Oxford


2. So who will most certainly, absolutely, 100 percent sure of making the playoffs from Sumner County? …

Conway Springs, the No. 2 team in Class 3A, is in. The Cardinals won’t lose to Belle Plaine tonight and it is highly doubtful it will lose to Chaparral either. Mark them on your state playoff bracket.


3. Who will most certainly, absolutely, 100 percent sure not be making the playoffs from Sumner County?… 

Belle Plaine. The Dragons have Conway Springs and Cheney left on the schedule which makes it likely they will have their second consecutive 0-9 season. At the end of 2014, Belle Plaine will probably be saddled with a 19 game varsity losing streak.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day showing at Regent

Alexander at Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” (Movie trailer is below).


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


Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes.


Movie Synopsis: Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another.

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