Wellington Police notes for Friday, Oct. 17 to Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014:
Part 2 of 2-part series by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — About the time the Wellington City Council was about to start its city manager search, Roy Eckert and his wife Jan More »
Crusader preview: Wellington has not beaten Mulvane since 2005, this would be a good time to end that streak
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Name the football team that the Wellington varsity has the longest losing streak against? No it isn’t Andale or Wichita Collegiate. Wellington is currently on a More »
UPDATE — Roy Eckert has signed and delivered the agreement via e-mail at 3:30 p.m. today to the city of Wellington office making him the new Wellington City Manager. The following account More »
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Kansas State High School Activities just announced its sub-state assignments for volleyball. Sumner County teams will be participating in five different sub-state on Saturday. Winners More »October 20, 2014 Cueball
Donnis Slusser Crain to present ‘Footprints to Land Records’ at Sumner County Historical and Genealogical SocietyOctober 20, 2014 Cueball
Submitted to Sumner Newscow — On Monday, October 27, Donnis Slusser Crane, author, genealogist, and professional storyteller, will present the program “Footprints to Land Records” to the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society members and guests at the Good Taste Chinese Buffet meeting room, 1311 E. 16th, Wellington. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m.; the meal at 5:30 p.m..
A storyteller since she was three years old, Crane will share her expertise at locating family information and connecting the genealogy dots with her listeners in a fun and easy to understand way.October 20, 2014 CueballOctober 19, 2014 Cueball
By Brian Aufdengarten, Wellington head girls tennis coach — It was a bittersweet ending to the tennis season, We sent both of our varsity seniors out making the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament in Winfield with a medal.
After playing three years in doubles, Wellington High School senior Peyton Adams made the switch to the singles side.
We’ve had two goals all year. Let’s make state and let’s get a medal. A state medal has eluded Peyton for the past two years. Day one didn’t start real well for Peyton when she dropped her opening round match to Muller from Hayden 6-4, 3-6, 11-13. The loss dropped Peyton to the backside where she found her game and beat Nisley from Nickerson 9-2, then beat a hard hitting Gibson from Bishop Miege 9-2. The win qualified Peyton for day two and a guaranteed medal spot.October 19, 2014 Cueball
Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington school board had an interesting discussion the other night.
Wellington school board member Larry Mangan at the Oct. 9 meeting posed a legitimate question to the other elected members in the room: Does the Sellers Park football stadium fit the standards of the American Disabilities Act?
That set off a debate amongst the members, and the answer to the question was never reached. About a decade ago, the school district installed bleachers on the visitor’s side which were indeed ADA compliant for wheelchair citizens. Wellington Superintendent Rick Weiss said by the letter of the law he was told that would make the stadium ADA compliant.
However, he said if the stadium was to be completely rebuilt it would not meet ADA standards. The home stands are not compliant, nor were the restrooms or the paths leading to the stands.
Wellington Council offers $100,000 contract to Roy Eckert, former county manager of Montrose, as new city managerOctober 18, 2014 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The city council will vote Tuesday evening on a resolution approving an employment agreement with Roy Eckert, a former county manager at Montrose, Colo., to become the Wellington City Manager for an annual salary of $100,000.
The resolution states:
“The city of Wellington has agreed to hire Roy Eckert, as city manager and said Roy Eckert has agreed to serve as city manager of said city to sign said Employment agreement.” If the resolution passes it will authorize Mayor Roger Stallbaumer to sign the agreement.
Eckert has worked in city and county management for almost 35 years and served as city manager in Missouri, Georgia, and Alabama as well as borough manager for Ketchikan Gateway in Alaska. He abruptly resigned as the Montrose county manager in May after serving 16 months.
The employment contract stipulations offered to Eckert if the resolution passes include:October 18, 2014 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — The following is a video of senior quarterback Trevor Nance after Wellington’s 33-21 game.October 18, 2014 Cueball
Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Wellington has three players still playing on day two of the Class 4A State Girls Tennis Tournament.
Singles Peyton Adams lost her first match to Muller from Topeka Hayden in three sets, then she had to win two matches in a row to be able to play on Saturday. She beat Nisley from Nickerson and beat Gibson from Bishop Miege. She will open Saturday against Ediger from Mcpherson.
Doubles Maggie Fink & Mekenna Adams won their first match over Baldwin, then lost in three sets to a regional winner from Independence. They also had to win two matches and beat Wamego and Pratt. They will open play with Mcpherson also.October 18, 2014 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Caldwell Bluejays took a huge step toward a playoff berth with a 46-28 victory over South Barber. It was a barn burner for sure.
The Chieftains took a 6-0 lead after one quarter. But Caldwell quarterback Darin Ward would get the first of his five touchdowns on a 25 yard run. An interception by Sam Wencel led to a Bluejays touchdown and Caldwell’s first lead. The Jays led 14-6 at the half.
South Barber would eventually retake the lead with two touchdowns to start the second half. But two Ward to Wencel touchdowns would put Caldwell back in front for good. The full stats are here: Caldwell – Box Score Report – 10_18_2014
Argonia-Attica keep rollingOctober 18, 2014 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It seems appropriate that a dramatic week would be capped with a dramatic game.
Wellington would beat Rose Hill 33-21. But it was also the kind of game that the Crusaders couldn’t get off the field fast enough.
After taking a 27-0, Rose Hill would make a furious comeback in the second half, scoring three touchdowns and almost getting a fourth. Wellington survived with a gutsy touchdown drive very late in the game.
Some of the boys after the game seemed gassed. The injuries that has so decimated this team like no other appeared to be catching up on the Crusaders late. This could also be Colin Reichenberger’s last hurrah as the school’s record breaking receiver. He played with a bandaged hand, an injury he incurred in practice when he smashed his finger against another teammate’s helmet earlier this week.October 17, 2014 Cueball
This week at the Regent Theater: “The BoxTrolls.” (Movie trailer is below).
When: Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes.
Movie Synopsis:October 17, 2014 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington seventh grade football team won the Pioneer League Div. III championship. Wellington defeated Arkansas City 44-6 Thursday night to finish up 7-0 for the season. The team will be honored at halftime. We’ll have more details of the Knights’ championship season at a later time.October 17, 2014 Cueball
By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — And they are off. The Wellington girls tennis team are currently playing in the Class 4A state tournament in Winfield today. The brackets were set this morning.
Peyton Adams is playing in singles. Madi Adams and Rylee Buck are playing in doubles as a team. Mekenna Adams and Maggie Fink are the other team.
We will update you as the tournament progresses.
(Updated with stats and Reichenberger injury) Crusader Preview: Now the games count for the Wellington football teamOctober 16, 2014 Cueball
UPDATE – OCT. 16, 8:15 p.m. — Wellington Head Coach Tyler Ryan just informed us that Wellington receiver Colin Reichenberger may have fractured his finger in practice Wednesday and is listed as questionable tomorrow night against Rose Hill. “We will weigh our options,” he said. He didn’t rule out Reichenberger playing but he didn’t rule out that the receiver is out for the season either.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It’s time.
That 4-2 start is meaningful for the Wellington High School football team. But when it comes to post season glory, it means absolutely nothing.
Tomorrow night, at Seller Park, Wellington will by vying to get to the playoffs for the first time since 2010 when Rose Hill comes to town. It is senior night and the last home game of the season. (For comparable stats of the two teams collected by Garrett Wilson look at the statistical information below).
The opportunity presents itself nicely for the Dukes. Wellington has the ability to beat both Rose Hill and Mulvane in the next two weeks. If it does so, then Wellington is on its way to the playoffs. If it loses one of those two, then it needs lots of help, and be placed in a must win situation at Ulysses.
Updated: Ellen Love, Argonia, faces federal charges for making illegal payments to four Sumner County individualsOctober 16, 2014 Cueball
UPDATED OCT. 16, 7 P.M. — By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow and Jim Cross, U.S. Attorney’s office – A former Farm Service Agency director in Sumner County was indicted Wednesday on a charge of making $306,000 in agriculture disaster payments to applicants who had been denied approval for the money, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said.
Ellen A. Love, 51, Argonia, was charged with one count of unlawfully conveying federal funds. The Federal Grand Jury indictment alleges the crime occurred while Love worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture as Executive Director of the Sumner County Farm Service Agency located in Wellington. Sumner Newscow has obtained the indictment from the Federal Grand Jury. It can be found here: Love indictment
According to the indictment papers, in March and early April 2013 producers Timothy Isaacs, Tracy Robyn Isaacs, Michael Andra and Tina Andra applied for Supplemental Revenue Assistance Payments – also known as SURE — at the behest of Love. The USDA provides assistance to farm producers who have suffered losses as a result of agricultural disasters. To be approved, applicants must have suffered significant crop losses in a disaster-designated county and they must have had crop insurance through the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation.October 16, 2014 Cueball
Jill Lynn Davis, of Wellington, died Friday, October 3, 2014 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington at the age of 56.
Jill was born the daughter of Mary Lee (Harvison) and Owen Pendarvis on Wednesday, June 04, 1958 in Wichita.
In 1985 Jill and Kenny Davis were united in marriage in Wichita. Together they celebrated nearly 30 years of marriage.October 16, 2014 Cueball
By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wow, the Kansas City Royals are in World Series. Hard to believe, isn’t it?
This hasn’t happened in 29 years, and it may not happen again for another 29. So let’s live the moment to the max.
Sumner Newscow wants to hear the story of being a true Kansas City Royal fan. We’d like to get your take on what it has been like to suffer for so long and then suddenly be jolted into this land of ecstasy. Send us a picture. Tell us about 1985. Tell us your story.
There are several ways of doing this. You can e-mail us at email@example.com, or you can provide your story on the comment section below, or call me at 620-326-0717. This is your time. Live the moment and let us hear from you.
- Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
- Part 2 of 2-part series: A brief stop in Wellington would soon become a new job for Roy Eckert
- Crusader preview: Wellington has not beaten Mulvane since 2005, this would be a good time to end that streak
- Thursday’s electrical outage caused by wire entangled in oversize load west of Wellington
- WHS Daily Bulletin: Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
- Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014
- Strickland Road Service has immediate opening for mechanics/driver
- (UPDATED: 4:40 p.m.) Part 1 of 2-part series: Wellington Council, Eckert make it official
- KSHSAA announces sub-state assignments for volleyball
- Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014