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Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The eliminating social media question

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Cowley College trustees approve purchase of 3.5 acres of land to build dorms on Sumner Campus

by Tracy McCue, Sumner County — College dorms are a go at the Cowley College Sumner Campus in Wellington. The Cowley College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the purchase of 3.5 acres More »

Caldwell’s Keiondre Smith named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Keiondre Smith, a junior for the Caldwell football team, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week. Smith helped Caldwell to an exciting 36-34 come-from-behind More »

Latest Sumner County COVID-19 update: Monday, Sept. 20

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There is some good news as far as COVID-19 cases are concerned this week. The rate of new cases dipped and Sumner County bettered itself in More »

Wellington school board meeting roundup – including updated COVID-19 safety plan

Sumner Newscow report — Below is a Wellington School Board meeting report by communication director Shelby Metcalf concerning the Sept. 13, 2021 meeting. Discussion Items:  FFA National Convention Linda Chase is interested More »

Post your FREE Garage Sale 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 section More »

J.P. Weigand: Check out this wonderful home at 600 W. Elm St. in Oxford

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Check out this wonderful twin home with zero-grade entry! No stairs on the property yet they do have a crawl space (not a slab). It’s easy to see how well-maintained these homes are! Each side features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and is fully handicap accessible. Nice-sized living room, kitchen and main bedroom, too.

The appliances are just another bonus: electric range with hood, refrigerator with ice maker, microwave, dishwasher, and clothes washer and dryer, too. Roomy 12×23 attached garage and a covered front porch. Take a look at the lovely backyard enjoyment you can have under the mature shade trees. Attention to detail is important so please note the insulated Andersen windows, Trane CH/CA, R-38 attic insulation, and R-15 wall insulation. There’s a sprinkler system, too! You will love it here!

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Wellington Fire/EMS Department weekly report: Sept. 13 – Sept. 19, 2021

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Sept. 13 to Sept. 19, 2021 is as follows:  

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The eliminating social media question

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you had a button that would eliminate all social media, would you push it?

  • Yes. And with no hesitation. (55%, 210 Votes)
  • I would push it to eliminate some parts of social media, but not others. (38%, 146 Votes)
  • No. Social media is part of our life. (7%, 28 Votes)

Total Voters: 384

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Tuesday sports scoreboard…

Wellington Middle School volleyball:

7A: Wellington 25 Prairie Hills 14
Wellington 25 Prairie Hills 21
Wellington 25 Rose Hill 9
Wellington 25 Rose Hill 16
7B: Prairie Hills 25 Wellington 16
Prairie Hills 25 Wellington 6

8A: Wellington 25 Rose Hill 18
Wellington 25 Rose Hill 15
Prairie Hills 25 Wellington 5
Wellington 25 Prairie Hills 16
Prairie Hills 15 Wellington 9
8B: Prairie Hills 25 Wellington 19
Wellington 25 Prairie Hills 20
Wellington 15 Prairie Hills 13.

Wellington High School Tennis:

‘From Slave to Soldier’ presentation will be held Saturday at Raymond Frye Complex

by Sherry Kline, special to Sumner Newscow — On Saturday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. at the Raymond Frye Complex, 320 N. Jefferson, the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society in Wellington will host the presentation “From Slave to Soldier” presented by members of the Alexander/Madison Chapter of Kansas City Mo., National Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association: J. R. Bruce, Donna Madison, and George Pettigrew.

Members of the community are invited to attend the free program.  Wearing masks is recommended but not required, and because some who attend may have health issues, please practice social distancing. For questions, contact the SCHGS at schgs@sutv.com, call Jane at: 620-447-3266 or Sherry at 316-833-6161, or check out the website at http://ks-schgs.blogspot.com/p/programs.html for more information.

R. Bruce, President of the Alexander/Madison Chapter of Kansas City Missouri, National Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association, (BuffaloSoldiersKC.org), stated that the group will show a short film, and share three presentations.

John Bell, Sr., and Jr. Randall, who served with the 10th Cavalry in World War II, are relatives of Bruce, who portrays a Sergeant Major from the 10th Cavalry in the Spanish-American War up to the Korean War.  George Pettigrew’s great-grandfather was an original Buffalo Soldier, and Pettigrew will speak about his grandfather’s service, and the early service of the Buffalo Soldiers.  The only known female Buffalo Soldier, Cathay Williams, will be portrayed by Donna Madison.

The National Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association was begun in 1966 on the 100-year anniversary of the founding of the black regiments that were created in 1866.

Cowley College trustees approve purchase of 3.5 acres of land to build dorms on Sumner Campus

by Tracy McCue, Sumner County — College dorms are a go at the Cowley College Sumner Campus in Wellington. The Cowley College Board of Trustees unanimously approved the purchase of 3.5 acres of land for the building of a 17-unit dormitory south of the current campus.

The dormitory project will be financed through the sales tax funds designated for the Sumner campus and operations of the college. There will be no property tax increase in Sumner County for the project.

The last hurdle will be negotiations with the City of Wellington concerning utilities, rezoning, and other developmental details. Dr. Dennis Rittle, President of Cowley College, is expected to address the Wellington City Council tonight in its audience participation segment of the monthly meeting at the council chambers. The Wellington City Planning Commission will then either recommend or not recommend the approval of the rezoning of the property from agriculture to student housing. It will then be sent back to the council for official approval or dismissal.

Cowley College Board of Trustees at the Sumner Campus Short Building Commons Room.

Once the college can get through these legal hoops and the project is a go with the city, then the construction of the dormitory will begin.

Caldwell’s Keiondre Smith named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Keiondre Smith of Caldwell is Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Keiondre Smith, a junior for the Caldwell football team, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

Smith helped Caldwell to an exciting 36-34 come-from-behind victory over Norwich Friday evening. As the Bluejay quarterback he threw for 120 yards with two touchdown passes. He also rushed for 200 yards on 36 carries. He has helped lead Caldwell to a 3-0 record.

For his effort, Smith is the recipient of a free large Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington in Wellington.

City of Wellington reminds citizens that maintaining adjacent alleyways is their responsibility

Sumner Newscow report — The City of Wellington Building and Codes Department would like to remind our citizens of their responsibilities in maintaining alleyways next to their properties. As Code Enforcement continues to patrol the community daily, The city staff has noticed many alleys not being maintained properly.

Please remember City Code requires that no alleys should have overgrown weeds of over 12 inches. Property owners and residents are responsible for trimming trees and shrubs to prevent them from hanging into the alley and scratching vehicles.  Alleys should be free of inoperable vehicles, litter, and debris. In an effort to control litter and excess debris in your alleyway and surrounding areas, please make sure that your trash is always contained in bags. Trash receptacle lids should be placed and secured appropriately.

The Sanitation Department will not collect large items (mattresses, appliances, furniture) with the regular refuse collection routes.  The landfill rates for household trash or refuse are $.02 per pound with a minimum charge of $1.50 per load.

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Sept. 20, 2021

Wellington Police notes: Monday, September 20, 2021

Latest Sumner County COVID-19 update: Monday, Sept. 20

New COVID case averages were down. The Sept. 13 period covered five days as opposed to this week’s normal seven-day period. From Sept. 8-13 it was 14.66 per day compared to Sept. 14-20 rate of 12 per day.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — There is some good news as far as COVID-19 cases are concerned this week. The rate of new cases dipped and Sumner County bettered itself in the COVID-19 risk rankings.

Still, not all is good news. Sumner County had another COVID-19 related death according to the KDHE. A COVID-19 death is defined by the agency as “any person that died where the death certificate lists COVID-19 or SARS-C0V-2 as the underlying cause of death or a significant contributing factor to death.”

Sumner County had 84 new cases, resulting in a weekly new case rate per 100,000 people of 346. Vaccination rates are still at 42 percent according to the KDHE.

USD 353 COVID-19 incident report: Sept. 11 – Sept. 17, 2021

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Wellington school board meeting roundup – including updated COVID-19 safety plan

Sumner Newscow report — Below is a Wellington School Board meeting report by communication director Shelby Metcalf concerning the Sept. 13, 2021 meeting.

Discussion Items: 

FFA National Convention

Linda Chase is interested in attending the FFA National Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., with her students. She brought two FFA students to talk about the benefits of the FFA convention and the educational benefits it entails, including building stronger leadership skills and networking. Their goal in attending the conference is to grow as leaders. Mrs. Chase indicated that she would like to take eight students on the trip. They broke down the cost of the trip and indicated it would be paid for by FFA members attending and fundraising.
A motion passed 7-0 to approve the FFA to travel to Indiana for the conference.

Negotiated Agreement

The 2021-22 Negotiated Agreement has been ratified by the teachers. It was presented to the BOE for discussion and possible action.
A motion passed 7-0 to approve the negotiated agreement as presented for one year. 

USD 353 Safety and Operation Plan

Sumner County Extension Council elections to be held Oct. 25 – Oct. 29

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Extension Council represents the citizens of Sumner County. The council members are elected to a two-year term. They serve on the 24-member council and are responsible for working with the Sumner County Extension staff to develop and conduct educational programs in the areas of Agriculture & Natural Resources, 4-H Youth Development, Community Development and Family & Consumer Sciences. Six members of the Council serve on a Program Development Committee for each of those program areas. 

Each year at the Extension Councils annual meeting the 24 members elect an Executive Board to conduct the business of running the Extension Programs along with their partner Kansas State University. 

LaVern Daniel Woody, 96, Oxford: June 22, 1925 — Sept. 18, 2021

LaVern Daniel Woody, age 96, of Oxford, formerly of Wellington died September 18, 2021, at the Medicalodges in Oxford. He worked for many years and retired as an electrician for the Santa Fe Railroad.

LaVern was born on June 22, 1925, in Topeka, to Daniel B. Woody and May Ida “Seeys” Woody.

He proudly served in the United States Navy during WWII from November 10, 1942 to January 17, 1946.

On October 21, 1963, LaVern married Nathalee Marie “Teddie” Mooningham. She preceded him in death in 2004.

Post your FREE Garage Sale 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 section below. We will remind the shopping troops on Friday about your sale. 

Happy bargain hunting!

Sumner County Commissioner meeting notes: Sept. 13 – Sept. 14, 2021

Sumner Newscow report — The following are the Sumner County Commissioner meeting minutes for Sept. 13 and Sept. 14, 2021.

September 13, 2021 – 9 a.m.

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commission Room of the Sumner County Courthouse.  Those present were Chairman Steve Warner, Commissioner Jim Newell, and Commissioner John Cooney.  Also present was County Clerk Debra A. Norris.

The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved the minutes of August 30 and 31.  The Commission also reviewed and unanimously approved the minutes of September 6 and 7.

County Treasurer Dannetta Cook provided the amount distributed from the Kansas Star Casino for September in the amount of $136,206.51.

Jan Grace, Campus Operations Officer (COO) for the Cowley College – Sumner County Campus provided a campus update to the Commission.

Kyle Duane Everhart, 83, Wellington: Feb. 1, 1938 – Sept. 17, 2021

Kyle Everhart

Kyle Duane Everhart died on Friday, September 17, 2021, at Ascension Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita at the age of 83. He was born the son of George and Mildred (Rohrer) Everhart on February 1, 1938, in Wellington. Kyle graduated from Wellington High School with the Class of 1957. He then joined the United States Navy and honorably served for four years. Kyle and Shirley (Cordon) Wilson were united in marriage on December 27, 1974, in Carl Junction, Missouri.

Together they celebrated 47 years of marriage. Shortly after they were married, Kyle and Shirley relocated to Kansas where they have resided since. Kyle went into the aircraft industry where he was a machinist at Boeing Aircraft for many years. He was also employed by USD 353 where he worked as both a custodian and bus driver for many years. As much as he enjoyed driving a bus, Kyle’s true passion was riding motorcycles.

Wellington Police Weekend report: Friday, Sept. 17 – Sunday, Sept. 20, 2021

Wellington Police weekend report: Friday, Sept. 17 to Sunday, Sept. 20, 2021

Friday, Sept. 17, 2021

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: Sept. 13 to Sept. 20, 2021

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Sept. 13 to Sept. 20, 2021 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

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