Sumner Newscow local news report

Belle Plaine motorcyclist injured after striking a large bird with his head

by Shane Farley, — A motorcyclist from Belle Plaine was injured Saturday afternoon after striking a large bird with his head. 48-year-Thomas Ruge was riding in the 24000 block of 22nd More »

USD school board meeting report

Wellington school board growing frustrated with the construction progress

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A couple of Wellington school board members expressed irritation that the USD 353 school district construction project for security and other improvements is not progressing as More »

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Post your FREE Garage Sales for this weekend 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 »

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Barbara Jon’s has grown so much, so quickly it has moved across the street

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Wanting to be part of Wellington’s downtown district, Linn and Barbara Jon Shaffer decided to open a boutique at Barbara Jon’s three years ago. This October, More »

State tennis qualifiers 2015 feature

Madi Adams, Mekenna Adams, Dietra Sober, Madi Lewellen are off to state in Wellington tennis

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The sister team of Madi and Mekenna Adams as well as Dietra Sober and Madi Lewellen will be representing Wellington at the Class 4A State tennis More »

Note from the publisher

One last attempt…

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — As some of you might have noticed, we have been experimenting with the Sumner Newscow comment section. I am implementing a new policy requiring a More »

Full slate of games including Wichita Collegiate at Wellington

Sumner County Sports reportby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There’s a lot of things occurring this weekend throughout Sumner County. But no matter how busy we are, there is always room for a football game.

This week in Sumner County will include Wichita Collegiate at Wellington, Belle Plaine at Wichita Independent, Conway Springs at Wichita Trinity, Oxford at Central Burden and Argonia-Attica at South Haven.

Wichita Collegiate (5-0) at Wellington (3-2)

This could be another tough week for our football Dukes.

Wichita Collegiate will be rolling into Wellington with a 5-0 record and a No. 4 ranking in Class 3A.

The Intern playing at the Wellington Regent this weekend

The intern at Wellington Regent

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

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

Rated: PG-13 Time: 2 hours 1 minute.

Movie Synopsis: A retired successful business owner and widower lands an internship at a fashion website run by a young, career-driven woman. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

The sights of the 2015 Wellington High School homecoming…

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WHS homecoming horse

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School Homecoming Parade Thursday night went on without a hitch.

For a schedule of all the events of the Wellington Homecoming and Fall Fest click here. For all the pictures of Thursday’s parade click here.

WHS marching band.

WHS marching band.

WHS parade and all those selfies.

WHS parade and all those selfies.

WHS homecoming introductions

Football team getting introduced.

Garage Sales for this weekend…

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for Oct. 9, 2015. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting!


Wellington receives .5 inches of rain

Newscow precipitation report smallerSumner Newscow report — Wellington received .5 inches of rain according to our trusty rain gauge as of 7:30 this morning. 

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

WPD Wellington police notes logoWellington Police notes for Thursday, October 8, 2015:

Mason Lough of Wellington Middle School wins 2015 Sumner County Spelling Bee

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Mason Lough of Wellington Middle School wins spelling bee with Donnie Edberg of Caldwell finishing second.

Mason Lough of Wellington Middle School wins spelling bee with Donnie Edberg of Caldwell finishing second.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Mason Lough of the Wellington Middle School won the Sumner County Spelling Bee held at the middle school auditorium on Thursday morning.

Lough spelled “outrageous” and “havoc” to win the county bee that included students from 17 elementary and middle schools. He defeated Donnie Edberg of Caldwell who missed on the word “jocularity.”

There were 34 spelling bee participants in the two-hour event.

Other participants include:

Argonia Middle School: Hope Cosner, Shelby Handlin, Cymbre Wetter.

Belle Plaine Elementary: Body Lawless, Delayneie Esterly.

Belle Plaine Middle School: Ricky Wright, Mercedes Yarbrough. 

Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest is Saturday

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Caldwell Chamber of Commerce Oktoberfest is also being held this weekend. The schedule of events are as follows: 

Greta Morgan, 87, Hillsboro: Jan. 20, 1928 – Oct. 7, 2015

Greta Morgan

Greta Morgan

Greta Charlene Morgan, 87, died in Hillsboro, Kans. on October, 7th, 2015. Greta was born January 20, 1928 in Champion, Neb. to Samuel Fred and Nettie (Steele) Goddard. Greta was the tenth of eleven children. Due to the Depression, this very large family moved many times in order to survive.  

After her father died, when Greta was still quite young, she moved with her mother and two of her sisters to Woodward, Okla. It was in Woodward that she met Floyd Lewis Morgan and on March 28, 1945 the two were married in Buffalo, Oklahoma. As they were only 16, their mothers had to give them permission to marry. The couple moved to Oklahoma City where Floyd became a baker and the first of their 4 sons was born.

The family moved many times while Floyd worked for the Bond Bread Company. In 1971, Floyd left Bond Bread and went into the restaurant business. He later went to work for Smith International in Ponca City, Oklahoma. Floyd passed away in January 2004. Greta continued living in Ponca City until 2007 when she moved to Valley Center, Kansas to be near her son, DeWayne and his family. Greta moved into assisted living in Hillsboro in 2013. 

10 things to know about the Wellington Homecoming and Fall Festival

Fall Festival 2015

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here are 10 things to know about the busy, busy weekend that is the Wellington Homecoming and Fall Festival. And it starts tonight! For the full schedule of events click here or click on the ad to your right.

The WHS band will be marching tonight.

The WHS band will be marching tonight.

1. Wellington High School parade.

The Wellington High School homecoming parade will start at 6:30 p.m. in downtown Wellington. There will be your traditional floats, the WHS band, the football boys on trailers and a pep rally thereafter.

Amy Diver was crowned in 2014. Who will be next?

Amy Diver was crowned in 2014. Who will be next?

2. Wellington Duchess ceremonies.

The annual Wellington Duchess ceremony will begin on Friday at halftime of the Wellington vs. Wichita Collegiate football game with kickoff at 7 p.m. The Duchess candidates are: Alexis Hinman, Ryleigh Buck, Madi Adams, Dietra Sober and Baylee DeJarnett.

Once the crowning and the football game is completed, a WHS homecoming dance will follow in the high school commons.

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3. Barbecue/Chili/Salsa Cook Off.

Sixth annual Wellington Fall Fest 5K/1 mile run to be held this Saturday

6th annual Wellington Fall FestSumner Newscow report — The sixth annual Wellington Fall Fest 5K/one mile run will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 starting at 8:30 a.m. with proceeds going towards benefitting muscular dystrophy.

Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at Alison Rusk State Farm Insurance, located at 116 W. Lincoln, Wellington. Parking is available at the corner of Lincoln and Jefferson. Restrooms are located in the State Farm building.

Medals will be given to the top three males and females of each race in each age group: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60 plus.

Help wanted: Sanitation Collector for the city of Wellington

Help Wanted adThe City of Wellington is currently searching for a motivated, customer service oriented individual to join the team in our solid waste collection and recycling operation.  High School graduate or GED.  Salary range is $10.19 to $13.89, non-CDL, $11.69 to $16.95 with possession of a CDL, DOQ.  Please apply on-line at or to the City Clerk, 317 S. Washington, Wellington, KS 67152 by 5:00 pm, October 22nd.  EOE, Drug-free workplace.

Wellington Police Note: Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015

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Huge sale in Caldwell this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Delta Chi Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha is holding a huge sale in the new fair building in Caldwell on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The sale benefits local, state and International philanthropic projects. The sale will include top quality products, factory direct prices and values up to 80 percent below retail items. Select inexpensive gifts like rings, bracelets, scarves, sunglasses, belts, earrings, wallets, gadgets, reading glasses, pendants, season accessories, gifts and mores.

There will be more than 1,000 unique and carefully selected accessories and gifts from around the world.

Wheat Capitol Manor Fall Festival Craft & Bake Sale

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Wheat Capitol Manor

Wellington’s Wheat Capitol Manor, 400 S. C Street is having its annual Fall Festival Craft and Bake Sale Saturday, Oct. 10, 2013, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There will be something for everyone.

There will be baked and canned goods, homemade crafts, fun for the kids including miniature train rides and face painting. 

There will be meals and snacks – BBQ pulled pork sandwiches, grilled hot dogs, nachos, peanut brittle, popcorn, kettle corn, and caramel corn!

2016-2017 Wellington High School football schedule released:

Crusader head logo smallerSumner Newscow report — The 2016-17 Wellington High School Football Schedule was just created. This will be our schedule next fall:

Week #1 —  Clearwater, home. 

Week #2 — El Dorado, away.

Week #3 — Rose Hill, away.

Week #4 — Andale, home.

Week #5 — Collegiate, away. 

2016-2017 Football District Assignments released by KSHSAA

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the 2016 and 2017 Football District Assignments for Sumner County teams. The full list can be found here:

Class 4A Div. I

District 5: Mulvane, Ulysses, Wellington, Winfield.

Class 3A

Wellington Knight tennis team finishes 2nd in league tourney, WHS volleyball splits

sports today fallby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Knight tennis team wrapped up its season with a second place finish in the Pioneer League Tournament yesterday. The Wellington High School volleyball team also split in Wichita Collegiate. More sports news and schedules are as follows:

Wellington Middle School tennis:

The Knights traveled to Arkansas City for the season ending Pioneer League Tournament. The Lady Knights wound up second overall in the seven team tournament.

Individual placers were:

It’s official: Wellington City Council raises electric rates 30 percent

Wellington City Council Roundup

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — As expected, the Wellington City Council made it official Tuesday night raising electric rates about 30 percent for most customers.

The monthly meter charge is also going up from $10 to $17.75 for residential customers in the city and businesses will see their meter rate go from $15 to $30. (See full chart here). 

Gone are different summer and winter rates for usage. Residential customers were paying .043 cents per kilowatt per hour in winter and .052 cents in summer. The new rate will be .058 cents. Commercial customers will be paying .044 cents which is close to the winter rate of .043 and lower than the summer rate of .052.

Out of town customers will also see a similar increase, from .062 in summer to .068 year round.

The council passed the ordinance on a 5-1 vote with Jim Valentine casting the no vote.

WHS Daily Bulletin: Don’t forget about homecoming parade at 6:30 p.m. Thursday

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2015:


•Blood drive at WHS.


•Cross Country at El Dorado, 4 p.m.

•C-team volleyball at Wichita Collegiate, 5 p.m.

•Pep assembly.

•Homecome parade, 6:30 p.m.


•Cross Country at El Dorado, 4 p.m.

•Football at Wellington vs. Wichita Collegiate, 7 p.m.


•JV Volleyball at Wichita Chaparral, 8 a.m.

•4A Tennis Regional at Pratt, 9 a.m.

Today’s Lunch– Chili, tortilla Chips, Celery and Cucumbers, Cinnamon Roll, Pears, Baby Carrots and Milk.

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