Wellington Police notes: Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2016:
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Twenty years ago, Hollywood released “Twister” — a silly movie starring Holly Hunt glorifying tornados and storm chasing. A few years later, came the storm chasing More »
by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — Using the advice of an outside consultant, the Wellington City Council is hoping to make the community a little bit cleaner. However, already there is a More »
by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The big day is nearly here for hundreds of seniors in Sumner County, which is graduation day. Wellington’s graduation is set 2 p.m., May 15 at More »
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A four-game winning streak came to an abrupt end for the Wellington baseball team as No. 6 ranked Buhler swept the Dukes 14-2 and 5-1 during More »May 02, 2016 CueballMay 02, 2016 Cueball
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 section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale.
Happy bargain hunting!May 02, 2016 Cueball
Special to Sumner Newscow – The Southwestern College men’s golf team put a wrap on its 2015-16 campaign Tuesday afternoon. Junior Brian Peck, a 2013 Wellington High School graduate, claimed individual medalist honors, and the Moundbuilders finished second as a team at the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Golf Championship, which took place at Buffalo Dunes Golf Course in Garden City.
After opening the tournament with rounds of 72 (E) and 74 (+2), Peck carded a two-under-par round of 70 in Tuesday’s final round to force a tie atop the leaderboard with Oklahoma Wesleyan’s Austen Fuller. The two then paired up in a play-off to determine the KCAC Individual Champion. Both players missed the mark on their playoff tee shot. Peck’s fell into the left rough, while Fuller found the tall native grass, but both players laid up in the fairway on their second shots.
Fuller faced a shot of approximately 180 yards from the middle of the fairway, while Peck lined up for his third shot from about 100 yards out. Fuller’s approach landed about 25 feet left of the pin for birdie, but Peck answered with an approach that stopped just over 25 feet from the pin. His birdie putt just missed, but Fuller’s did the same, leaving each player with a three-foot par putt. Fuller’s putt lipped out, and Peck’s putt dropped into the cup for the championship. Peck finished at 216 for the 54-hole tournament.May 02, 2016 CueballMay 02, 2016 Cueball
The Street Department will also begin burning three hedgerow piles this week located on East 20th Avenue North between Meridian Rd. & Boundary Rd.May 02, 2016 Cueball
• Tennis at McPherson.
• JV Golf at WHS.
• JV Track at Andale.
• Buhler baseball at Wellington, 4 p.m.
• Buhler Softball at WHS
• Golf at Hesston
• JV Golf at Clearwater
• C-Team Baseball at WHS
• Crusader Way- WSU Trip
ThursdayMay 02, 2016 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for April 25 – May 1, 2016 is as follows:May 02, 2016 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — No. 7 Coffee House has been in existence for a year and Saturday the community came together and celebrated at the historic Wellington Regent Theater.
The evening festivities included a concert by Christian contemporary artist Adam Cappa and showing the movie “God is Not Dead 2.” Here are three pictures from Sumner Newscow photographer Amber Schmitz:May 02, 2016 Cueball
“It is with my pleasure to name Madison Adams, Ryleigh Buck, Addyson DeJarnett, Baylee DeJarnett, Dylan Jones, Jaylynn Luna, Allison McCue, Shelby McNamara, McKenna Oathout, Connor Phelps, Dietra Sober, Skyler Struble, Peyton Witham and Noelle Wright as the Valedictorians and top ten percent,” said Adam Hatfield, principal of WHS.
“All of these students completed the requirements established by the USD 353 Board of Education for graduation and the Kansas Scholars Curriculum established by the Kansas Board of Regents,” Hatfield said.May 01, 2016 Cueball
Commentary by Steve Abrams, State District 32nd District — I was recently the target of an editorial by Kyle Green, an accusatory, ill-informed interpretation of the “facts.” Mr. Green’s attack piece illustrates why the education debate has raged in Kansas since the 1970’s, under governors and legislative majorities of both parties, with still no finality in sight. Offering ideas that challenge the status quo, for even a modicum of discussion, is met with derision – particularly if there is even a mere suggestion that schools might 1) run more efficiently; 2) focus resources more intently on student achievement; or 3) try new methods of operation or instruction to keep pace with the modern needs of students, employers and our communities.
At various points over the past many decades of wrangling over this issue, the legislature has asked the education industry to put forth a dollar figure and expected outcomes to be achieved. The response remains a moving target. The legislature has on multiple occasions increased funding, only to later be met with more litigation, and demands for even more money. So, to Mr. Green and his industry attorneys, we must ask for a definitive and final answer to the question “Kansas families have finite resources, how much more of their wages do you require?”
But, even more imperative, we must also ask Mr. Green, why it is that his industry believes tax dollars are the only measure of an education, rather than employing a measure of what is actually being learned and how well students are prepared to either enter the workforce or pursue higher education?April 30, 2016 Cueball
THE BETA SIGMA PHI PUB CRAWL IS THIS SATURDAY IN WELLINGTON AND TD.’S BARBECUE WILL BE AT THE AMERICAN LEGION TO SUPPLY ANY THIRSTY CRAWLERS AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE A SPECIAL OF ONE HALF SLAB OF RIBS, CHOICE OF TWO SIDES AND A DRINK FOR $10.99!
Also, there will be the regular menu items.
Just look for the Pink truck!April 30, 2016 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — According to our latest rain gauge report, the last storm that blew through yesterday contained .8 inches of rain fall in Wellington. That goes with the 1.0 inches of rain on Tuesday. For the month of April, Wellington has received 5.9 inches of rain. In 2016 so far, Welington has received 9.6 inches of rain.April 30, 2016 Cueball
Submitted to Sumner Newscow — YEE HAW!! Ya’ll rustle up yur family and friends and head on down to Caldwell May 6-7 for the 2016 Annual Chisholm Trail Festival. It promises to be a boot-stompin’ good time!
The fun begins Friday evening May 6th with the “Saloon Shuffle Pub Crawl”. Teams of 4 -6 will travel along a designated route of 4 establishments (Mag’s Redlight Bar & Grill, Sugar Sisters, Joe B’s Border Queen Saloon and Richards’ Last Chance Bar & Grill) partaking of each establishment’s fine “offerings” while completing a series of feats and/or challenges before moving on to the next designated establishment. Registration for the event begins at 7:30 p.m. at Mag’s (corner of Main and Central) with start time of 8:00 p.m. (small entry fee to participate) Participation points will be gathered along the way with prizes to be awarded at the final destination.
Circle the wagons back downtown Saturday morning, May 7th for a full day of exciting events from sun-up to sun-down. Saturday’s schedule starts bright and early with a whole passel of events beginning at 9:00 a.m. Kick off the day with a fresh, hot kolache at the Kolache Kitchen and browse through the wares at Nostalgia Nook located at 4 N Main. Local merchants will be “takin’ it to the streets” as they bring their sale items outside for a sidewalk sale while others will be offerin’ up plenty of good bargains inside as well. The Chisholm Trail Festival Arts & Craft Show will have a wide range of booths set up in and around Heritage Park, with over 35 vendors on hand offering everything from pottery to jewelry to baked goods to hand-crafted items- just to name a few of the goodies you’ll find.April 29, 2016 CueballApril 29, 2016 Cueball
Sumner Newscow report — There will be a Wellington Swim Team parents meeting which will be Sunday, May 1, at 4 p.m. at the Rec Center. This is a great way for parents to learn about swim team to see if this is something that their kids would enjoy.
Read one of Bliss Baird’s article from last year to see what swim team is all about.April 29, 2016 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Make it a clean sweep for the Wellington baseball and softball teams in Winfield Thursday afternoon at the Broadway Sports Complex.
The Crusader baseball team would defeat the Vikings 5-2 in game one before destroying Winfield in game two 15-0.
The WHS girls softball team swept Winfield aside, 8-5 and 8-3.
In the boys game, after three scoreless innings, Wellington would score in the fourth and fifth inning. The Vikings scored their only two runs of the game in the bottom of the fifth to close the gap to 4-2. But in the final inning, Wellington would score one run to preserve the win.
Both teams had six hits and two errors. Connor Phelps went 2 of 4, singling in the fourth and doubling in the seventh. Cameron Bartelson had an RBI double and Chevy Nuss had an RBI single.April 29, 2016 Cueball
Special to Sumner Newscow — Since 1973, the Community of Mayfield has hosted two annual events that benefit the Mayfield Federated Church: The Spring Smorgasbord and the Fall Lord’s Acre Dinner and Auction.
The purpose of these programs is to raise money for the Church and missions, both local and global. These types of celebrations were first introduced into Kansas in 1953 by S. Ben Finley, who at that time was pastor of the Tisdale Methodist Church of rural Winfield. Rev. Finley had no particular guidelines, but thought out the process, step by step.
When asked if this had any scriptural foundation, Rev. Finley turned to the Old Testament. References from Exodus and Leviticus gave the background for bringing the “first fruits” of harvest. It is a means of teaching stewardship whereby we share out time, our talents and our possessions with God.April 29, 2016 Cueball
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Here are the Citywide Garage Sales we have for this weekend. Garage Sales come rain or shine. Again, if you need to advertise your citywide garage sale, just post the information in the comment section below.
Happy bargain hunting!April 29, 2016 Cueball
Sumner Newscow Calendar
- Hundreds of storm chasers descended on Sumner County last week – and were no help
- WHS Daily News: Wear those toe shoes for Color Guard tryouts
- Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
- Council learns quickly: cleaning up the town may be easier said than done
- Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Trump nomination has been sown up question
- El Chile Verde is having a Cinco de Mayo celebration!
- Sumner County graduations start as early as May 7 for Belle Plaine to as late as May 21 for Mulvane
- Wellington DARE Camp held at Melody Bowl this morning
- Wellington teams finish off home regular season games; boys get swept, girls sweep
- Bring some honey into your life: Crown Royal Honey and Malibu cocktails at Manila Liquor