School bond election 2015

Wellington school board, Belle Plaine City Council primary to be held Tuesday

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There will be two primary elections in Sumner County this Tuesday for local races. There will be a primary for the USD 353 school board candidates More »

School bond election 2015

Wellington School Board Candidates Forum: At Large Position 7 Primary (Updated with Yunker answers in comment section)

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is the Sumner Newscow Candidates forum involving four candidates of the Wellington School Board At Large Position 7 race. Because there are four candidates, More »

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Post your FREE Garage Sale ad 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 »

Mike Castaneda Food Network feature

Wellington’s Mike Castaneda is part of Food Network’s “All-Star Academy” premiere

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Mike Castaneda, a 2003 Wellington High School graduate, found himself in a unique position this weekend. He was on a season premiere of a national cable More »

sub-state pairings announced

Both Wellington basketball teams to play Mulvane in sub-state first round in Winfield

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State High School Activities Association released its sub-state basketball brackets for Class 4A. The Wellington boys and girls basketball teams will be playing in More »

Blansett mental evaluation testing is on 45-day waiting list in Larned

Lindsey Nicole Blansett

Lindsey Nicole Blansett

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer said in court today that Lindsey Nicole Blansett is currently on a 45-day waiting list to receive a mental competency evaluation report from Larned State Hospital.

Sumner County District Judge Scott McQuin therefore granted a stay in the case until 1:30 p.m. on March 26 so that the prosecution and defense can update him on further developments. Blansett, 33, of Wellington is accused of first degree murder of her 10-year-old son at her home on Dec. 14, 2014.

Spencer said his office is trying to see whether her tests which will determine whether Blansett is mentally competent to stand trial can be moved up on the waiting list because of the nature of the case. 

“Like” Wellington and Caldwell picture to help them advance in Kansas League of Municipalities bracket contest

Kansas Hometown showdown

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The League of Municipalities is hosting a “Homedown Showdown” on its Facebook business page – and Wellington and Caldwell are participating in a Round 6 tournament bracket. It’s important to bring the victory home for your favorite community!

The winning town will be featured on the cover of the Kansas Government Journal. To vote for a city just “like” the photos that is submitted at this website here:

This is the photo for Wellington:

Wellington photo hometown showdown

The direct link to “like” is here. 

This is the photo for Caldwell:

Caldwell photo hometown

The direct link to “like” is here

The winner advances to the second round.

This is part of an overall bracket. Currently there are 64 or so towns. The winners will advance to the round of 32 just like the NCAA basketball tournament. The bracket is below. Click on here for a larger version of the bracket.

Wellington basketball teams to wrap up season tonight against Clearwater

Crusader sports news

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys and girls basketball teams will be wrapping up the regular season tonight against Clearwater at Wellington High School gymnasium. It will be senior night. Girls tipoff at 6 p.m. with the boys following at 7:45 p.m. C team boys play at 4:15 p.m.

For both teams, this will be the last game where losing won’t end the season. Next week, both teams will embark on the post-season basketball tournaments. Wellington is scheduled to play in the Winfield sub-state, which will also include Mulvane and Rose Hill.  The official sub-state seedings for Class 4A have not been released.

Neither the Wellington girls or boys will gain or lose anything as far as positioning is concerned with tonight’s games. Wellington boys are guaranteed the No. 2 seed. The Crusaders are 9-10 while Winfield is 13-6.

Wellington boys will play either Rose Hill or Mulvane in the first round.

Wellington Hospital reunion to be held March 14 in basement of old facility

Sumner Newscow report — It’s been 20 years since Wellington Hospital closed its doors. But that doesn’t mean the spirit of the hospital doesn’t continue to live.

Former employees of Wellington Hospital will be meeting at the old hospital in its basement on Saturday, March 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Bring snack foods and enjoy the fellowship.

For more information call Donna Hubbard at 326-3865. 

Fifty Shades of Grey playing at Wellington Regent Theater this weekend

Fifth Shades of Grey at Regent

This week at the Regent Theater: Fifty Shades of Grey (trailer is below)

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

Rated: R. Time: 1 hour 50 minutes.

Movie Synopsis: E.L. James’ kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a masochistic relationship between a college student and a businessman, whose desires for extreme intimacy pen from secrets in his past.

Help wanted: Real Estate Title Insurance Company Escrow Officer

“Real Estate Title Insurance Company seeking Escrow Officer to handle Real Estate Closings.  Call 620.326.7460.”

WHS Daily Bulletin: Madrigal tryouts are set for March 2-5

WHS Daily bulletinSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Today’s Wellington High School bulletin for Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015:


• Basketball at Wellington vs. Clearwater.


• State Wrestling 10 a.m.- Salina.


• State Wrestling 9 a.m.- Salina.

Thursday lunch: Baked ham, potatos/brown gravy, green beans, angel biscuit/jelly, pineapple chunks.

Friday lunch: Macaroni and cheese, meat balls, peas, baby carrots, bread/jelly, apple.

Today’s news:

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Wellington Police notes for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Basketball sub-state brackets set for Class 3A to 1A

sub-state pairings announced

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State High School Activities Association just recently announced the Class 3A to Class 1A Div. II sub-state basketball pairings. Class 4A brackets won’t be released until later this week.

The sub-states and pairings involving Sumner County teams are as follows:

Class 3A — DOUGLASS SUB-STATE(Conway Springs, Belle Plaine)

Paid Political Advertisement: Shelley Hansel for Wellington City Mayor

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Ashley Pearson is convicted of misdemeanor theft of elderly man’s residence after medical emergency

Sumner Newscow local news report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A Wellington woman is awaiting sentencing tomorrow morning by a Sumner County District Court Judge, after a jury found her guilty of misdemeanor theft of an elderly man’s home, who at the time was being rushed to Sumner Regional Medical Center for a medical emergency.

Ashley Pearson

Ashley Pearson

Although the Sumner County jury found Ashley Pearson, born in 1989, of Wellington guilty of misdemeanor theft last week, it found her innocent of level 7 felony burglary and level 9 felony theft.

Sumner County Attorney Kerwin Spencer had charged her with two felonies, which if convicted could have put Pearson in jail for a certain period. Instead — with the lesser single misdemeanor conviction — that may not be the case.

Her alleged accomplice Curtis Callaway is scheduled for a jury trial for the same alleged crime(s) on March 10. He too will be facing level 7 burglary and level 9 theft charges.

Pearson and Callaway were accused of entering the house of an elderly man on 306 W. 12th Street in Wellington in the early morning of July 25, 2014.

Wellington boys lose, but Oxford boys, Conway Springs and South Haven girls win

Basketball today's newsBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys basketball team lost a tough one in Circle; Oxford boys took down Central Burden and South Haven girls clinched first in the South Central Border League.


Circle 58 Wellington 56 

One thing the Wellington boys have been doing as of late is keeping it interesting.

It started with the upset win at Winfield. Then there was the comeback that fell short against Andale. After a 40-point win at Mulvane, Wellington came just inches short of a huge come-from-behind win over Wichita Collegiate before losing by 3.

Then on Tuesday, Wellington lost by 2 at Circle in front of a spirited hometown Towanda crowd on their Senior Night.

Wellington girls beat Circle 54-44 to improve record to 12-7

Crusader head logoSumner Newscow report — Wellington girls basketball team defeated Circle 54-44 Tuesday in front of loud and packed gym.  This was the last game to be played in the Circle High School gym and the home crowd showed up in full force.

“Our girls knew this would be a very difficult task tonight,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head coach. “We talked about that in the locker room following the game. This team just keeps coming at you for four quarters and the result

is winning a lot of games that come down to the last four minutes of the game.”

With the win, Wellington improved its overall record to 12-7 and have won 10 of its last 12 contest.  

Help wanted: SRMC is seeking an experienced surgical nurse

Peri-Operative/Surgical Nurse

Sumner Regional Medical Center is seeking an experienced Surgical Nurse to join our Surgery Team.  Applicant should have experience in pre-operative, intra-operative and post-operative care.  Would be required to scrub in for cases and on occasion assist with central sterile processing and housekeeping related to OR turn-around. Send resume or apply in person to Allen Keller, Director of Human Resources, 1323 North A Street, Wellington, KS  67152 or e-mail to

SRMC is a Drug/Tobacco Free  Equal Opportunity Employer.


Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015

Wellington Police notes Tuesday, February 24, 2015

WHS Daily Bulletin: There will be a baseball meeting on Friday, 7:15 p.m.

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



• Basketball at Wellington vs. Clearwater


• State Wrestling 10 a.m.- Salina


• State Wrestling 9 a.m.- Salina

Wednesday lunch: Chili, chips, celery and cucumber, cinnamon roll, pears, baby carrots.

Thursday lunch: Baked hame, potatos/brown gravy, green beans, angel biscuit/jelly, pineapple chunks.

Today’s news:

Wellington at Circle; list of other Sumner County basketball games for tonight listed

Basketball on tap tonightSumner Newscow report — The following is the list of varsity basketball games being played for tonight:

SPORTS TEAM Tues. Feb. 24 Thurs. Feb. 26
WHS basketball Circle, away Clearwater, home
Belle Plaine Garden Plain , home
Conway Springs Cheney away
Argonia Wichita , homeschool , home
Caldwell South Haven away
Oxford C-Burden , home
South Haven Caldwell , home

Society news: New Tencleve baby, Jerry Blunk fundraiser

Sumner Society News graphic

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is a society/community news items about various things going around the community. If you have a church/community event, non-profit fundraiser, a birth, an engagement announcement, or even a story about your wedding, go ahead and send it to us at:, or place announcement in the comment section below.


Brooks Austin Tencleve

Brooks Austin Tencleve

Jed and Shelby Tencleve are excited to announce the arrival of another baby boy! Brooks Austin Tencleve was welcomed by big brothers Tristan, age 7, and Keaton, age 21 months, on December 29th 2014. He was born at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita. He weighed in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 ¼ inches long.

Paid political announcement: Cindy Antonich – Wellington City Council member at large candidate


Sumner Newscow Weekly Poll: The storming the court question








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