Feature Gaston's Floor Covering

Labor Day blog 2: Gaston’s Floor Covering will help you kick off the holiday season in style

Editor’s note — This is the second of the three-part Sumner Newscow Labor Day Blog about a local business owned and operated by local people. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here’s More »

Best of the Orient feature

Labor Day Blog Part 1: Sammy Somona takes no short cuts when it comes to food at Best of the Orient

Editor’s Note — Labor Day is about the working men and women and nobody works harder than those running small businesses. Sumner Newscow is featuring three Labor Day stories about Wellington businesses More »

10 things to know about vollyball

10 things you need to know about the 2014 Wellington Volleyball team…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ten things you need to know about the 2014 Wellington High School girls volleyball team…   1. Where we last left off… Wellington’s season ended in More »

Garage sale templete use this one

Post your FREE garage sale ads here

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — We currently have no garage sales for this weekend for Labor Day Weekend. You can still do by putting your ad in the comment section below: More »

Sumner Newscow turns 3 copy

Sumner Newscow turns 3…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner Newscow, the premiere news website in Sumner County, turns 3 to today. Since its inception we have published 3,203 stories in our everlasting pursuit of More »

WHS Daily Bulletin: Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014.

This week’s schedule: 

Thursday - 

•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Football scrimmage at Wellington High School, 6 p.m.

•Volleyball Gatorade Scrimmage, 5 p.m.

Friday -

•No school.

Saturday - 

•Varsity Volleyball at Winfield.


Wednesday’s lunch: Macaroni and Cheese, Meat Balls, peas, baby carrots, bread/jelly, apple.

Sumner County Court Docket: August 27, 2014 report

Sumner County Court docket use this one

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.


Wellington City Council work session has been cancelled for tonight

The Wellington City Council Work Session scheduled for Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 5:30 p.m. has been cancelled.

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Tuesday, August 26, 2014:

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Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 25, 2014

Wellington Police notes for Monday, August 25, 2014:

Wellington High School bulletin: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

This week’s schedule: 

Thursday - 

•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Football scrimmage at Wellington High School, 6 p.m.

•Volleyball Gatorade Scrimmage, 5 p.m.

Friday -

•No school.

Saturday - 

•Varsity Volleyball at Winfield.


Tuesday’s lunch: Chicken Nuggets, mashed potatoes/gravy, fresh broccoli, peaches.

WHS Volleyball team to hold Gatorade Scrimmage on Thursday

Crusader head logo smallerSumner Newscow report — The Wellington High School volleyball team will be holding a “Gatorade” scrimmage on Thursday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m. at the gymnasium. This scrimmage will precede the Hamburger Scrimmage at Sellers Park starting around 6 p.m.

People are asked to bring a case of water or unopened bottles of Gatorade for admittance.

Sumner Fair Association announce winners of the Figure 8 race and Demolition Derby in Caldwell

Demolition Derby in CaldwellSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County Fair Association sponsored Figure 8 points race was held on Friday, August 15 at the race arena on the west edge of Caldwell. Drivers participating in this event earn points for the race circuit run out of Newkirk, Oklahoma.

Beginning the evening was the popular cruiser race.  In this event there are two drivers per can.  One driver is in control of steering and braking, and the other driver is responsible for accelerating.  This is a team event at its best!  Drivers in this event were Travis Jordan and Steve Eller; Derek Zulkoski and Thomas Langenwalter; Sonia Mosier and Michelle Swope; Brennan Hutton and Kellen Downing; Jonathan Morgan and Nathan Gonzalas; Kyle Wolfe and Brant Ward; Anton Reynolds and Travis York; Chris Hinman and Bretten Stacy; Justin Epperly and Jessica Butzback.  Completing the twenty laps first were Zulkoski and Langenwalter; second went to Jordan and Eller with third to Wolfe and Ward.  Finishing fourth was Morgan and Gonzalas, and fifth was Hutton and Downing.  Prizes for this race were $150, $100, $75, $50, and $25.

Wellington Street Department to have chip sealing from Aug. 25 and Aug. 29.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Street Department will be chip sealing 22 blocks between August 25th and August 29th, weather permitting.  This project includes the following:

7th between “B” and “C”

9th, 10th, 11th and 12th between Washington and Jefferson

Olive between Harvey and 8th

Washington between 10th and 16th

Jefferson between 10th and 16th.

Wellington Chamber ribbon cutting held for Simply Elite Dance Studio

Ribbon cutting held at Simply Elite Dance Studio.

Ribbon cutting held at Simply Elite Dance Studio.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting last Friday for Simply Elite School of Dance and Gymnastics – a new dance studio at 1015 N. Vandenburgh Suite 6. The new studio is owned by Elizabeth Shimer.

Sumner County Sheriff Weekly Bookings: August 18 to August 25, 2014

The following Sumner County Sheriff Weekly Jail Bookings for August 18 to August 25, 2014 are as follows:

Wellington City releases 2014 Fire Hydrant testing schedule

Fire hydrant testing

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The following is the schedule for the 2014 Fire Hydrant testing.  The schedule will be followed as close as possible.  At times, due to unforeseen circumstances, changes to the schedule will be necessary.  Announcements for any changes will be made as soon as possible.  Hydrant testing will start on Sunday Sept.7 and will continue on weekdays only until all of the hydrants are tested.

Crews will be trying to keep the water as clear as possible.  Some “dirtying” of the water may occur in the area that is being tested.  The possibility exists for adjacent areas to receive some of the “dirty” water also.

Sept. 7th –Sept. 12th, 2014:  Downtown hydrants from 2nd to 9th on Washington

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, Aug. 22 – Sunday, Aug. 24

Wellington Police notes for Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24: 

Wellington High School daily bulletin: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, August 25, 2014

This week’s schedule: 

Thursday - 

•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Football scrimmage at Wellington High School, 6 p.m.

Friday -

•No school.

Saturday - 

•Varsity Volleyball at Winfield.


Monday’s lunch:

Wellington City Council to hold work session Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will hold a Work Session on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 5:30 p.m., in the Council room at City Hall, 317 S. Washington, Wellington. The purpose of the Council Work Session is to hold an Executive Session to discuss applicants interviewed for the City Manager’s position.

Sunday Blog: Five lists of 5 including Quinn

Five Cueball thoughts

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five lists of five for Aug. 24, 2014…


1. Five things that probably should go away soon…

Ice bucket challenge sweeps WellingtonIce Bucket Water Challenge - Yes, it goes without saying pouring ice water over one’s head is extremely funny and goes to a great cause, but after viewing 2,426,213 videos on Facebook and this site, it’s time to move on to something else.

Ferguson Mo. – I’m sure there are lessons to be learned here, but I can’t help but think if CNN and Fox News wasn’t there, rioting would have ended long ago.

Go away!

Go away!

Detroit Tigers – They are standing in the way of the Kansas City Royals making their first playoff performance in 30 years. It’s almost September and football is about to start, and yet I find myself nervous about baseball.

The summer heat - Oh, I shouldn’t complain because it has been a cool summer. But the 100 degree days which hit this week simultaneously with the start of the fall sports season has been a true bummer.

ISIS – Oh, them. International terrorism appears to be on the upswing. It just feels like something bad is going to happen soon. Maybe we are paying enough attention to prevent another 911 this time.

2. Five things that made Max Bretches cool…

Updated: Roger Watermiller, 54, of Milton identified in motorcycle fatality north of Argonia

Motorcycle fatality feature

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Roger Watermiller, 54, of Milton was killed in a motorcycle fatality at the intersection of Argonia Road and 90th Ave. about eight miles north of Argonia and three miles south of Milton this morning.

At 11:10 a.m., Saturday, Watermiller was driving a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound when he failed to negotiate the curve in the road. He entered the west ditch, struck a sign, before being ejected, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol accident report. Watermiller was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, the report said.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrolman working the scene, there were no eye witnesses to the accident. A passing motorist discovered the accident about five minutes later at 11:15 a.m.

Wellington High School holds annual first scrimmage at the practice facility this morning

WHS first scrimmage


by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School held its annual Saturday morning scrimmage at the practice facility. How did they look? Hard to tell. It’s practice. Everyone is undefeated in preseason practice.

A few pictures from the morning here.

An interview with WHS head coach Tyler Ryan is here:

Thaddeus Myers of Wellington, facing 8 felony charges for alleged drug sale activity, is missing

Thaddeus Myers at large

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Thaddeus Myers, born in 1973, of Wellington who is facing eight felony charges, including seven drug felonies, is currently at large and being sought by the Sumner County Sheriff’s office, according to Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer.

Myers failed to show up for Sumner County District Court Thursday for an unrelated misdemeanor charge after being hospitalized for an emergency appendectomy. The district court judge had dismissed the drug felony charges “without prejudice” on Aug. 6 because he had been taken to an undisclosed Wichita hospital for the removal of his appendix and would not be able to face the charges levied against him in court. Spencer said the intention was to reissue the drug charges once he recovered from the appendectomy and left the hospital.

He was scheduled to return to court this Thursday to face a Class A misdemeanor charge for criminal deprivation of property for an incident that occurred on April 17, 2014 that had nothing to do with the felony charges.

But because he failed to show Thursday, Myers has forfeited his bond and must surrender himself within 30 days or face additional charges.

Spencer said his whereabouts are currently unknown.

Myers has been charged with: 

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