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Garage Sales this weekend…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of August 28, 2015. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use More »

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Fantastic Four showing at Wellington Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: Fantastic Four (see trailer below) Schedule: Friday, 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m. Rated: PG-13. Time: 2 hour 12 minutes. Movie Synopsis: FANTASTIC More »

Football scrimmage tonight

WHS volleyball/football scrimmage is set for tonight

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It is always hard to pinpoint when the season officially starts for the Wellington High School Crusaders. Is it the first week of practice, is it More »

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For sale by owner: 1109 Edgewood Drive

FOR SALE BY OWNER: 1109 Edgewood Drive, Wellington, Kansas. – Beautiful newly remodeled home, three bedroom, one bathroom, one car garage. New central air conditioner. Gorgeous large kitchen. This is a must More »

Amber Schmitz in Drury

Drury Dam in south Sumner County had one colorful history

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Drury Dam, located midway between Caldwell and South Haven, has had an eventful history. Amber Schmitz, who moved to Drury as a seven-year-old, and is a More »

Wellington City Council Roundup

City Council streamlines electric rates, to continue substation

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The recently passed budget for the City of Wellington took into account a slight increase in electric rates, and some of that is offset by a More »

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Wellington police notes logoWellington Police notes for Tuesday, August 25, 2015

WHS Daily Bulletin: New baseball coach to hold meeting Thursday

WHS Daily bulletin

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015:


•WHS Football pictures, 6 p.m.


•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Hamburger Scrimmage, 6 p.m.

•Volleyball pictures, 4:15 p.m.


Nothing scheduled.

Today’s Lunch– Taco Salad, Tortilla Chips with Salsa, Refried Beans, Cinnamon Puff, Pineapple Tidbits and Milk

Today’s News

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USD 353 to hold work session Wednesday afternoon

USD school board meeting reportSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The USD 353 Board of Education will hold a work session Wednesday, August 26, at 4:00 p.m. in the Board Meeting Room at the USD 353 Central Office located at 221 S. Washington, Wellington, Kansas.

The Board will meet with representatives from PBA Architects and Walz, Harmon, Huffman Construction Company. The Board will not take action at this meeting. 

Theurer Auction/Realty online personal property auction going on now

Theurer Auction logo finalTheurer Auction auction featurePERSONAL PROPERTY – FURNITURE, GLASSWARE, KITCHENWARE, AND LOTS MISC ITEMS


Follow the link the online auction for a complete list and pictures of all items.—furniture–glassware–kitchenware–misc?tab=0

Auction ends Thursday, August 24, 2015 at 8 p.m.

Pickup is on Friday, August 28, 2016  from 4 to 8 p.m. at 308 N. C Street, Wellington. 

WHS Daily Bulletin: Auditions for All-School play will begin today

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015:


Nothing scheduled.


•WHS Football pictures, 6 p.m.


•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Hamburger Scrimmage, 6 p.m.

•Volleyball pictures, 4:15 p.m.

Today’s Lunch– Chicken Fry Z’s, Mashed Potatoes with Gravy, Fresh Broccoli, Peaches, Hot Roll and Milk. 

Help wanted: Experienced construction workers at Cleary Building Corp.

Cleary help wanted for copyAre you looking for an exciting career? Join the Cleary team!

Cleary Building Corp. is now hiring experienced construction workers. Competitive wages based on experience – plus full benefits.

Cleary Building is seeking hard working people looking for a career and advancement in a family owned business. Construction experience is preferred. Drug screen and valid driver’s license required.

Apply today at or at 1015 N. Vandenburgh, Wellington, Kansas. You can also call 620-326-2626. 

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, August 24, 2015

Wellington police notes logoWellington Police notes for Monday, August 24, 2015:

Sumner County Sheriff Office: August 17- 24, 2015

Sheriff deputy badgeSumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for August 17 to August 24, 2015 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

Wellington High School’s newest band instructor sees band like a sport

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Benjamin Olson - new WHS band instructor.

Benjamin Olson – new WHS band instructor.

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Benjamin Olson, native of Iola, Kan., teaches band like you would teach kids how to play basketball.

“I love marching bands,” Olson said. “To me it’s a sport, one of the best sports because everyone plays the whole game, everyone plays all the time.”

In a recent band camp, Olson had the students run, do pushups, run drills and do fundamentals, like basketball.

“We don’t hand out plays, we start with passing, running, etc.,” Olson said. “I take the same approach with marching bands. It’s the same program I worked with in Iola, and it was made into a fantastic program in the last three years. I’m kind of following that suit, as I’ve seen that with hard work and ethic, once they see that it succeeds, they start working harder and become successful. I’ve seen what kids can do when they work hard and the fruits of their labor. It generates enthusiasm like you wouldn’t believe.”

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

logo-cityWellingtonBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will hold a work session to discuss electrical rates on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Public Safety Meeting room in the police and fire building.

The full agenda items are as follows: 

  1. BZA and PBC Vacancies
  2. Electric Rate Discussion
    1. Current structure with adjustments
    2. New rate structure
    3. Utility Charges to Departments
    4. Change practice of charging expenditures made for general fund directly to the utility fund. Funds should be transferred into general fund and expenditures should be made from general.
    5. Benevolence fund for payment of utilities
  3. Larry Putter (Lot 24 of Settlers Circle)

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Aug. 20 to Sunday, Aug. 24

Wellington police notes logoWellington Police notes for Thursday, Aug. 20 to Sunday, Aug. 24:

Thursday, August 20, 2015

WHS Daily Bulletins are back as school starts today!

WHS Daily bulletin

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Monday, Aug 24, 2015:


First day of class.


Nothing scheduled.


•WHS Football pictures, 6 p.m.


•JV tennis at Maize South, 3 p.m.

•Hamburger Scrimmage, 6 p.m.

Today’s Lunch Hamburger with Bun, Romaine and Tomato, Oven Fries, Mixed Fruit, Chocolate Chip Cookie and Milk

Today’s News:

Wellington Fire-Ambulance run report: Aug. 17 – Aug. 23, 2015

2009 Ford E-Series Super Duty Ambulance Prep Package.  (03/03/09)Sumner Newscow report — Wellington Fire and EMS Weekly Run Log for August 17 to August 23, 2015:

August 17             5:31 AM                 Medical Trauma                900 block E. Lincoln

August 17             2:02 PM                 Transfer to Wichita

August 17             3:08 PM                 Grass Fire                               50th & US 81 South

August 17             10:10 PM              Medical Emergency         1200 block Highland

August 18             1:03 AM                 Vehicle Accident               4 miles S. US 81

Figure 8 Race and Demolition Derby to be held at Sumner County Fair Race Arena

Sumner County Fair Ad storySumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Fair is now over, but there are two fair related events include a Figure 8 Race on August 28 and the Demolition Derby on August 29. Kid’s power wheel and lawnmower events will be held both nights. Mark your calendars for these two popular events and come to the race arena on the west edge of Caldwell both nights.

Specific event information are as follows:

Note from the publisher: Updates should be fully implemented again

Note from the publisher

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For much of the summer many of you have experienced logging on to this site and getting old stories and no updates despite Sumner Newscow operating as usual. This was due to a cache issue on our end not working correctly with certain web browsers.

It appears we have this fixed so you can get latest updates again on the home page and other pages like garage sales, obituaries, police and others. Sometimes, though, you need to empty your cache on your computer. This can be explained better by your computer manual than here. Sometimes, you may just want to throw away your old bookmark, google it and reboot another version of the site.

If you see anything odd with this site, please refer to our Facebook business page here. Make sure to “like” the page since this is our go to page when this site is not working properly. Also, don’t hesitate to give us a personal e-mail at

Sunday blog: Talking SRMC, mill levies, SRMC, and construction

Five Cueball thoughts

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for August 22, 2015…

Leonard Hernandez

Leonard Hernandez

1. Hernandez leaving

Leonard Hernandez, CEO of Sumner Regional Medical Center, submitted his resignation Friday to take a similar position at Burlington.

While there is most certainly a reason to hit the panic button, this single event should not be defined as an ‘apocalypse is upon us’ defining moment.

Hernandez’ fate here in Wellington came a couple weeks ago when the Sumner County Medical Center board hired the consulting firm, Community Hospital Corporation, financed through the privately funded SRMC Endowment Foundation.

That firm will be doing an extensive assessment report of all operations at SRMC and bring its recommendations back to the board in a few months.

Edna Mae Neal, 94, Caldwell: July 16, 1921 – August 20, 2015

Edna Mae Neal

Edna Mae Neal

Edna Mae Neal passed quietly from her Caldwell, home Thursday, August 20, 2015, at the age of 94. She was born on July 16, 1921 to John Simons and Edna Mae Griffin Simons at the Grant County, Okla., homestead near Wakita, Okla.

She attended Grant County Rural Schools and Wakita High School.  She completed her senior year at Medford High School, graduating with the Oklahoma State Football Championship class of 1938.

On April 12, 1940, Edna Mae married Lewis M. Neal of Caldwell. They met at a dance in Drury, Kansas and were never far apart from that day on. They spent over 60 years together farming and ranching in Kansas and Oklahoma.

Help wanted: Part time experienced secretary wanted

Help Wanted adHelp wanted: Part-Time Experienced Secretary Wanted

Busy professional office in Wellington is needing an experienced secretary.  Must be willing to work from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. weekdays.  General secretary skills are needed including filing, typing, answering phone calls, greeting the public, bookkeeping, light cleaning and correspondence.  Minimum of one year office experience is needed.  Legal experience is not needed as I can train you.  Deadline for applications is Thursday, September 3, 2015.  Please send resume to 219 W. 15th Street, Wellington, Kansas 67152 or

Mary Ruth Abasolo, 85, Wellington: March 2, 1930 – August 20, 2015

Mary Ruth Abasolo

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Mary Ruth Abasolo, age 85, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother, died Thursday evening, August 20, 2015 at her home in Wellington. Ruth was a homemaker and a longtime resident of Wellington. Mary Ruth (Rodriguez) Abasolo was born on March 2, 1930 in Gary, Indiana to George Rodriguez and Maria (Martinez) Rodriguez.

Ruth married Jesus J. Abasolo on August 5, 1950 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Wellington, KS. He preceded her in death in 2002.

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