Argonia-Attica feature state champ

Victory for Victoria – Argonia-Attica’s magical season ends with state championship game loss

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  After spending the season overwhelming its opposition, Argonia-Attica was overwhelmed by Victoria 52-8 in the Class 1A Division II eight man state championship game in Newton More »

Wellington City Council Roundup

City Roundup: Cody Sims resigns; employees recognized; street repairs delayed, etc…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is a roundup of recent activities involving the Wellington City Council, the Wellington Park Board and the Wellington Recreation Commission: Cody Sims resigns Cody More »

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Post your FREE Garage Sales ad for this weekend here

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The garage sales for Nov. 21-23 are as follows. Remember you can still advertise your garage sale in the comment section below. Happy bargain selling and More »

7th grade league champs feature

Wellington 7th Grade wins Pioneer League Scholars Bowl Championship

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Seventh Grade Wellington Scholars Bowl team won the Pioneer League Tournament held in Wellington Thursday evening! The team of eight individuals would rattle off six More »

A&A Titans new beginning feature

How it all began: In an effort to save football, Argonia and Attica schools merge teams

Editor’s note: The following story was written on Aug. 25, 2013. It was a grand experiment between Argonia and Attica. Would anyone have guessed that just 15 months later the Titans would More »

Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 to make movie premiere at Wellington Regent on Thursday

Mockingjay Part 1 feature

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 – makes its debut in Wellington at 8 p.m. Thursday night. It will be a national premier opening. You can’t see it anywhere else in a theater, before that time.

“We have about 45 tickets left before it is a sell out,” said Jerry Fike, manager of the Wellington Regent this morning. “So you better act fast.”

This is the second such movie premiere for the Wellington Regent. Last year, the theater premiered “Catching Fire” which was sold out. That was a midnight showing. Fike said the studio this year moved the premiere up four hours earlier.

All seats for the screening is $8. You can pick up tickets at Barefoot Jerry’s in downtown Wellington. 

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, November 18, 2014:

WHS Daily Bulletin: Nov. 19, 2014

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, November 19, 2014:

No more scheduled events this week. 

Wednesday’s lunch: Chili, corn chips, celery and cucumbers, cinnamon roll, pears.

Thursday’s lunch: macaroni and cheese, meat balls, green peas, baby carrots, bread/jelly, apple.

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Hertha Hale, 98, Winfield: June 7, 1916 – Nov. 16, 2014

Hertha Hale

Hertha Hale

Hertha C. Hale, of Winfield, died Sunday, November 16, 2014 at South Central Medical Center in Arkansas City,  at the age of 98.

Hertha was born the daughter of Emil and Anna Matilde (Haack) Ruhnke on Wednesday, June 7, 1916 in Ray, North Dakota.

On October 6, 1941, Hertha and Merwin F. Hale were united in marriage in Fairbault, MN. Together they celebrated over 40 years of marriage before his passing in 1982.

Meet and greet to be held for new Wellington City Manager Roy Eckert

Roy Eckert

Roy Eckert

Sumner Newscow report — There will be a “meet and greet” for the new Wellington City Manager Roy Eckert on Thursday, Nov. 20 from 2 to 5 p.m. It will be a come and go at the City Administration Center at 317 S. Washington.

Come by and help the city staff welcome the new city manager and his wife Jan to the city of Wellington.

Refreshments will be served. 

William Wood, 59, Wellington: Feb. 18, 1955 – Nov. 14, 2014

William Wood

William Wood

William Wood, 59, of Wellington, died Friday, November 14, 2014 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.

Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 22, 2014 at the Shelley Family Funeral Home in Wellington. No visitation is scheduled as cremation has taken place. A memorial has been established with the Sons of the American Legion and may be left with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. For further information please visit

William Winston Wood was born February 18, 1955 the son of William and Ramona (Patterson) Wood in Wellington, Kansas. He graduated from the Wellington High School. William tended bar, was an over the road truck driver and worked for Midwest in Wellington.

William Clement, 92, Wichita: Feb. 27, 1922 – Nov. 16, 2014

William G. Clement died on Sunday, Nov 16, 2014 at Lakepoint Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Wichita, at the age of 92. Clement was born February 27, 1922, the son of Lester and Laura (Lloyd) Clement in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

He was a gentle man who loved fishing and always had a good sense of humor. He was an army veteran serving in the European theater signal corps during WWII. William attended college, graduating with a Masters degree in geology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

He retired from Rupe Oil Company in Wichita. 

Wellington Housing Authority is seeking applications for maintenance assistant

Wellington Housing Authority aka Wheat Capitol Manor, is accepting applications for a Maintenance Assistant.  Position requires:  general maintenance knowledge, preparing apartments for lease up, and grounds upkeep.  Compatibility with the elderly and disabled a must.  Physically able to climb and lift.  Work under supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor.  A minimum of 3 years maintenance experience required.  Wage commensurate with experience.   Background check will be performed.  Benefits include KPERS, Health Insurance, vacation and accrued sick leave.  EOE.  For application/job description visit Wheat Capitol Manor, Wellington, Kansas; 620-326-5821. Applications accepted through Monday, Nov. 24

East entrance to Woods Park to be closed today

Sumner Newscow report — BNSF will be replacing track panels over the east entrance to Woods Park today and will be closing a section of the road near the Wellington Municipal Golf Course maintenance building for most of the day.  Entrance to Woods Park will only be open on the west end.

Eureus J. ‘E.J.’ Ford, 81, Wellington: May 12, 1933 – Nov. 14, 2014

Eureus J. Ford

Eureus J. Ford

Eureus J. “E.J.” Ford, age 81, of Wellington, KS, died at home early Friday morning, November 14, 2014.  He was a retired Inspection Records Supervisor for Boeing. He served three years in the United States Army.

Eureus J. “E.J.” Ford was born on May 12, 1933 in Rogers, AR to Eureus J. Ford, Sr. and Cleta Mae (Landers) Ford.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter Molly Ford; brother, Billy Don Ford; and his sister, Catherine Robert.

Hoffman and Abrams say dire predictions of budgetary shortfalls may be greatly exaggerated

Legislative update 11-18-14

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — State Representative Kyle Hoffman and State Senator Steve Abrams both admitted that tax revenues are slower than what they previously thought it would be, but both are confident that the state of Kansas, especially education, will be just fine over the long haul.

Hoffman and Abrams met with a group of citizens at the Wellington Donut Shop Saturday morning for a legislative update to discuss various issues of the upcoming 2015 legislative session starting in January. State Representative Kasha Kelley was also scheduled to be in attendance but did not make the meeting.

The biggest issue on everyone’s mind is how the Kansas Legislature will handle a potential budget crisis for which revenue projections are currently estimated at $200 million short of current state spending expenditures.

The deficit could be getting worse in future years with Kansas potentially collecting $1 billion less in revenue in 2015 and 2016 than its projected expenses following massive income tax cuts signed into law by Republican Gov. Sam Brownback.

But Hoffman said he is not worried.

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Monday, November 17, 2014:

Sumner Newscow Community Calendar: Tuesday, Nov. 18 – Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014

Sumner Newscow Calendar

The following are community events for this week:

Tuesday, November 18

WMS Scholar’s Bowl 7/8 at Rose Hill MS-3:30 p.m.

Wellington City Council meeting — 7 p.m., Council Chambers.

Wellington School board meeting — 7 p.m., special meeting.

Wednesday, November 19

Patricia “Patsy” Seal, 82, formerly of Wellington : July 16, 1932 – Nov. 13, 2014

Patricia "Patsy" Seal

Patricia “Patsy” Seal

Services for Patricia “Patsy” L. Seal have been scheduled for 1 p.m., Friday, November 21, 2014 at Oak Tree Inn, 1177 E. 16th Street, Wellington. Inurnment will follow at Sumner Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Wellington.  Arrangements are under the direction of Hayhurst Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Patricia Lee Seal was born July 16, 1932 in Wellington, Kansas the daughter of Harold Pat and Retta (Williams) Fetters.  Patsy died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at The Village at Southern Hills in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  She was 82 years of age.

The former Miss Patricia Fetters was married to John N. Seal on December 16, 1949 in Wellington. Patsy moved to Oklahoma in 1968 and was employed in the Medical Field for 25 years and Mapco Oil and Gas for 10 years.

Sumner County Sheriff weekly report: Nov. 10 to Nov. 17, 2014

Sheriff deputy badgeSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail booking report for Nov. 10 to Nov. 17, 2014 are as follows:

Help wanted: Sumner Mental Health Center receptionist

Full time receptionist opening at Sumner Mental Health Center, a community mental health center located in Wellington, Kansas.  This position requires excellent people skills, attention to detail, multitasking abilities, and flexibility.  Computer and telephone skills are required with a preference given for health care office and electronic medical record experience.  Some evening hours are required on Mondays and/or Wednesdays.  Benefits include 403(b) plan and life/disability coverage.  Applications should be submitted to Sumner Mental Health Center (attn: HR) 1601 West 16th Street, PO Box 607, Wellington, KS 67152 no later than November 28, 2014.  Equal Opportunity Employer.

School board purchases earthquake insurance, implements WMS golf program, and others items

School board meeting roundup

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington school board approved earthquake insurance, gave the go-ahead for a middle school golf program, and made plans to make the football stadium ADA accessible at Thursday’s meeting.

Earthquake insurance

The board unanimously approved Earthquake insurance that will cover all the school buildings except the vacant Wellington junior high building and outdoor facilities such as the concession stand.

Greg Renn & Co. said the insurance will cost the school district $5,534 a year which will be replacement costs for buildings and contents.

The insurance policy will be for $60 million with a 10 percent deductible. For example, if the school incurs $3 million worth of damage due to an earthquake, then it would pay $300,000 out-of-pocket expenses, before the insurance kicks in.


WMS golf team 

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Nov. 14 – Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Friday, Nov. 14 to Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014

WHS Daily Bulletin: Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, November 12, 2014:



• Scholars’ Bowl at WHS 4 p.m.
• Football Awards Banquet 7 p.m.




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