Logan Mize coming to Wellington

Rising star Logan Mize takes to the Wellington stage Thursday

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For four years, Logan Mize, a 2003 Clearwater High School graduate, was a running back for the Indians. And every time his team played the Wellington More »

2015 Wheat Festival MEDALLION Your clue today

Medallion Clue #6 – July 6, 2015

Today’s Clue: They have the need – the need for speed. Past Clues: Clue #5  The Birdman. Clue #4 Thieving made legal. Clue #3 The battle begins here. Clue #2 More »

Garage sale templete use this one

Post your FREE Garage Sales Ads 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 »

Five Cueball thoughts

Sunday blog: Talking Wheat Festival whining, Logan Mize, gay marriage, cray Kansas…

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Five Cueball thoughts for July 5, 2015… 1. A rant to not rant… The other day someone called around 9 a.m. and yelled at me More »

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Ed Trimmer: My end of session dilemma

  Commentary by Ed Trimmer, State Representative 79th District — On Sunday, June 7,  I was faced with a dilemma. My wife and I had been planning to leave on a trip to More »

WRC grand opening

Wellington Recreation Commission holds grand opening of Fitness Center

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Thursday was a big day at the Wellington Recreation Center. The new rec center which has been in the making for 20 years officially had its More »

Medallion Clue #4 — July 2, 2015

2015 Wheat Festival MEDALLION Your clue today

Today’s Clue:

Thieving made legal.

Past Clues:

Clue #3

The battle begins here.

Clue #2

The Court is now in session.

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, June 30 — Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Wellington police notes logoWellington Police notes for Tuesday, June 30 to Wednesday, July 1, 2015:

Wellington Street Department completes H Street project

logo-cityWellingtonSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Street Department has completed its work on H Street between 16th and Hillside. H Street is now open to the general public.

“We appreciate everyone’s patience during this project,” said Jeremy Jones, Wellington Director of Public Works.

Three Sumner County projects awarded JOBS projects funding

news releaseSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — The Federal Home Loan Bank has announced the 2015 approved projects under their JOBS – Joint Opportunities for Building Success – grant program.  Three Sumner County projects were awarded funding through this program.  Each application has to be submitted through a bank that is affiliated with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Topeka.

•Impact Bank – Caldwell – $19,100.00 – Community Child Care Program

•Vintage Bank of Kansas – Conway Springs – $5,900 – For assistance with purchasing and installing the new mobile X-Ray machine and accessory equipment for the Conway Springs Clinic.

•Corner Bank – Oxford – $25,000 – for the Hometown Market – To add hardware inventory to the new grocery store.

Friends for Charity in Wellington make quilts to fill a need

Friends for Charity

by Amber Schmitz, Sumner Newscow — Wanting to help meet needs within the community, a group of ladies have started Friends for Charity.

The group is made up of volunteers who make quilts and many other hand sewn items to fill a need. Currently, they are working on 100 lap quilts for the Veterans of Foreign Wars to give to the Veterans Home in Winfield by Christmas, as well as burp cloths for Birthline.

The ladies ran into Theresa Snider at the library, and she told them that the VFW needed lap quilts for the Veterans Home in Winfield. The group was organize.

“The organization was born from that,” said member Ginny Schon. “We found a need and said we can do that, and we need people. We started getting the word out, and people understood what it was for and jumped in. It’s been wonderful.”

Schon said that it’s especially heartening doing something  for the veterans.

Brenda Goodman to appear in court Thursday on Golden Living Center theft case

Sumner Newscow news report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Brenda Goodman, 55, of Wellington, who is facing eight felony counts and 13 misdemeanor charges for “mistreatment of a dependent adult” while employed at Golden Living Center at 102 W. Botkin in Wellington, is facing her first appearance hearing at Sumner County District Court.

Goodman, who is also accused of two misdemeanor counts of “intimidation of a witness,” is scheduled to appear before a Sumner County judge at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in Wellington. The hearing will determine whether or not to proceed with a preliminary hearing.

Brenda Goodman

Brenda Goodman

Allegedly, Goodman took $52,331.72 from the Resident Trust Account of 19 individuals, who were living at Golden Living Center, a nursing home on the south edge of Wellington.

The Sumner County Attorney’s office brought charges against Goodman following a 13-month investigation involving the Wellington Police Department and the attorney’s office. The investigation included 25 witnesses and two WPD detectives.

Goodman was assessed an appearance bond of $20,000 with conditions she has no contact with anyone over the age of 70. She has made bond and is no longer in custody at Sumner County Jail.

Sumner County Deputy County Attorney Mathew Mullen said Goodman, who was described as a business manager at Golden Living Center, appeared to have acted alone in the alleged crimes and no other suspects are under investigation.

“The matter came to light when a WPD detective was approached around April, 2014, concerning discrepancies in a financial statement of a resident living there at the time,” Mullen said. “We started to delve into the matter further and soon discovered this was not an isolated incident and several others were affected.”

Medallion Clue #3 – July 1, 2015

2015 Wheat Festival MEDALLION Your clue today


Today’s Clue:

The battle begins here.

Past Clues:

Clue #2

The Court is now in session.

Clue #1
We began this venture in 1986

A new Sumner Newscow sponsor: Brookdale Senior Living Center in Wellington

Brookdale ad proposal #2

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Confederate Flag question








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Catherine Faye Cooper, 3 minutes old, Wellington: Monday, June 29, 2015

After just three minutes in our world, Catherine Faye Cooper died in the arms of her loving parents, Valerie and Kevin Cooper. Although her time was short, she touched the lives of others. She was born on Monday, June 29, 2015 at 11:12 a.m , weighed 3 lbs, 1 oz and was 12 ¾ inches long. It has been said that “sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.” This was true of Catherine Faye.

Catherine joins her great-grandparents in Heaven: Alfred and Aletha Stang, Donald Horsch and Donald and Lavina Harper.

She leaves behind her mother and father, Valerie and Kevin Cooper of Wellington, her big brother, Xavier Cooper, maternal grandparents, Kevin and Lynelle Horsch of Pretty Prairie, Kans., paternal grandparents: Lonnie and Ruth Cooper of Wellington, great-grandparents, Kenneth Sr., and Marjorie Cooper of Cedar Vale, great-grandmother, Kathleen Baier of Colwich, and an extended family of 12 aunts and uncles and 14 cousins.

WRC Fitness Center Grand Opening, July 2, 3 – 6 p.m.

Grand Opening July 2 Rec Center

‘U-Store-it’ offering storage in east Wellington


“U-Store-It” at 1901 East First Street in Wellington offers 10 foot by 20 foot storage including new security lighting and 24-hour access. Call 326-8022 for more information.

U-Store-It map

Caldwell man charged with 4 felonies after pointing revolver at 2 officers

Police Report

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Darrell Dean Clark, 53, of Caldwell, has been charged with four felonies and a misdemeanor for pointing a loaded .22 caliber nickel-plated Liberty six-shot revolver at two Caldwell Police officers earlier in June.

The Sumner County Attorney’s office has charged Clark with:

•two counts of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer, a level 6 felony;

•one count of criminal discharge of a firearm, a level 7 felony;

•criminal threat, a level 9 felony;

•and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.

Clark is accused on June 12 of pointing a gun at an officer at 508 N. Young Street in Caldwell, forcing two officers to conceal themselves behind a wall and counter and threatening to commit violence against them.

Fatality accident west of Ark City, involved a Wellington passenger

Sumner Newscow news report

by Shane Farley, — The Kansas Highway Patrol has identified two people who died this weekend in a single-vehicle crash west of Ark City. The accident involved a passenger from Wellington. 

42-year-old Isaac Horn, Wichita, and 47-year-old Yolanda Narvaez, San Antonio, Texas, were named as the people killed in the crash, which happened just before midnight Saturday. Both were wearing seat belts, according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Horn was driving a 2001 Lincoln Town Car south on 31st Road when that vehicle left the roadway for an unknown reason, entered the west ditch and a struck a tree. The accident occurred in the 25000 block of 31st Rd.

Both were dead at the scene.

City Sanitation operations to be closed Saturday, July 4

logo-cityWellingtonSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — Due to the the 4th of July Holiday – City Sanitation operations, including Compost Site, Landfill, Recycling Center and commercial refuse collection routes will be closed on Saturday ~ July 4th. 

Refuse collections routes and Landfill will operate under normal hours on Friday ~ July 3rd.

Medallion Clue #2 – June 30, 2015

2015 Wheat Festival MEDALLION Your clue today

Clue #2

The Court is now in session.

Past Clue:

Clue #1
We began this venture in 1986

Who would have thought we’d still be here

The hunt begins…in honor of Jerry Blunk who hid the medallion for several years.

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, June 29, 2015

Wellington police notes logoWellington Police notes for Monday, June 29, 2015:

WGA Jerry Gill Invitational results: July 27-28, 2015

KO_WGC_ColorFancy01Jerry Gill Invitational results, June 27-28, 2015 at Wellington Golf Club:

Championship Flight

1st $250.00 66-66 = 132 – Myles Miller

2nd $200.00 67-68 = 135 – Shane Gilbert

3rd $125.00 66-70= 136 – Derek Harrison

A Flight

1st- $250.00 76-74 = 150 –Whit Kilgroe

2008 WHS grad Arielle (Horsch) Raycene scheduled to be on FOX’s ‘Beat the Champions’

Arielle Raycene on Beat the Champions

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It might be considered the worst kept secret in Wellington at the moment, but Arielle (Horsch) Raycene, a 2008 WHS graduate, is scheduled to be on the new Fox show, “Beat the Champions” which is scheduled to air Tuesday, June 30 at 8 p.m. which is Channel 4 on your Sumner Cable listings.

The former Wellington Sailfish, who at one time owned six swim team records, is expected to participate in a forthcoming special on Fox – based on a Japanese format – in which amateur and champion athletes square off in a series of bizarre challenges.

“I’m not allowed to say,” said Kat Weller, associate producer of Beat The Champions, FOX TV when contacted by Sumner Newscow today. “If I say anything I’ll be fined a gazillion dollars.”

However, Weller did contact Wellington Swim Team president Jenoa Lynnes, asking for pictures of Raycene during her swim team days in Wellington and from White’s understanding Raycene might be racing Missy Franklin, Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer.

In the show, Franklin, NFL player Rob Gronkowski and basketball player Scottie Pippen will be handed “absurd and hilarious” handicaps while they compete against amateurs, who are given help in beating the champs.

Wellington Police Notes: Friday, June 25 – Sunday, June 28, 2015

Wellington police notes logoWellington Police notes for Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2015:

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