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Sunday feature: State of Kansas will have surplus of funds, how do we use it?

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The state is going to have a surplus of funds this year, and a lot of people have ideas about what should be done with the More »

Wellington girls get huge league win with overtime bruiser in Clearwater

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  The Wellington girls wrestling team is grappling at Wichita West today. The Crusader girls basketball team already had its wrestling match in Clearwater Friday. Wellington defeated More »

CultureCow: Party culture: killing kids on Euphoria and Coachella

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Friday. There aren’t many times America tunes in at the same time to watch TV anymore. Everyone over the age of 50 will tell More »

Wellington teams go into Clearwater tonight with key games… especially for the girls

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys and girls basketball teams will be returning to action tonight when they travel to Clearwater. These will be big Ark Valley Chisholm Trail More »

Sing 2 playing this week at the Regent

Playing this week: Sing 2. Schedule: Thursday-Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m. More »

Sumner Newscow weekly poll: Are you on a diet?

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Sunday feature: State of Kansas will have surplus of funds, how do we use it?

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The state is going to have a surplus of funds this year, and a lot of people have ideas about what should be done with the money.

State Rep. Kyle Hoffman (R-Clearwater) believes the money could be used to lower taxes, especially sales tax. The Governor has advocated eliminating sales tax on food. Hoffman said it is likely that it will be on several areas, not just food.

“There will be tax relief of some sort. There may be a sales tax cut on food, but more than that. It won’t go to zero, but I think it will be a healthy reduction,” he said.

Wellington lose another heartbreaker at Clearwater; Chaparral Tournament is next

R.J. Clift with the free throws in the third quarter.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — One thing you can say about this Wellington boys basketball team is they are entertaining. Games decided in the final seconds are the norm.

Wellington lost to Clearwater 45-44, losing on an Indian 3-pointer with five seconds left.

This one is tough to take for Crusader fans because Wellington had erased a 5-point deficit in less than 30 seconds and held a 44-42 lead with 10 seconds to play. But after a timeout, the Dukes needed to make an inbounds pass. Clearwater was able to get the tip-in and create a turnover. The Indians then proceeded to nail a 3-pointer on the right-wing perimeter. Wellington was unable to score thereafter.

“The kids are trying and playing their hearts out,” said Joe Newman, Wellington head boys basketball coach. “There is still plenty of the season ahead and these close games will pay off for us in the end.”

As far as the fateful inbounds play, Newman stated:

Margaret Younger, 82, Wellington: Sept. 21, 1939 – Jan. 12, 2022

Margaret “Margie” Younger, of Wellington, died on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at her home at the age of 82.

Margaret was born the daughter of Everett “Bus” and Grace (Disney) Schlotterback on September 21, 1939, in Hays. Margaret had a passion for many things in her life such as gardening, cooking, sewing, and reading. Those close to her knew she was always working on one of her crossword puzzle books. Margaret loved and spoiled her pets, especially her dog Hank. She had a great sense of humor and was always being ornery in one way or another. But the thing she cherished most in life was her family and all the time she had to spend with them.

Survivors include:

Wellington girls get huge league win with overtime bruiser in Clearwater

It was a defensive tussle between Wellington and Clearwater Friday night.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  The Wellington girls wrestling team is grappling at Wichita West today. The Crusader girls basketball team already had its wrestling match in Clearwater Friday. Wellington defeated Clearwater 50-46 in overtime and in doing so grabbed the Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV lead.

Wellington is currently 4-0 in the AVCTL-DIV and now leads both Andale and Clearwater by a game in the league title chase (see standings below). This league race is far from over, but the Crusaders will go into the second half of the AV-CTL season with both Andale and Clearwater at home.

These two top 10 teams physically went after one another. After the game at least three Wellington girls were limping.

“These were two great teams in a great atmosphere — that is what you work for in June and July,” said Eric Adams, Wellington head girls basketball coach. “The teams both had adversary throughout the game and handled it head-on.”

Friday night scoreboard…

Boys
Clearwater 44 Wellington 43
Andale 66 Mulvane 50
Rose Hill vs. Collegiate (rescheduled for Jan. 22).
Conway Springs 52 Garden Plain 33
Argonia at Cedar Vale-Dexter postponed.
Flinthills at Caldwell – Postponed until Jan. 31
West Elk 59 Oxford 28
South Haven 59 Central-Burden 52.

Girls
Wellington 50 Clearwater 46 (OT).
Andale vs. Mulvane (rescheduled for Feb. 3).
Collegiate vs. Rose Hill (postponed)
Argonia at Cedar Vale-Dexter (postponed).
Flinthills at Caldwell – (Postponed until Jan. 31)
Oxford 43 West Elk 33
South Haven 49 Central 23.

We will have details of these games tomorrow.

Wellington has had an outbreak of coyote sightings recently

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a press release issued by Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath:

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“Over the past several weeks, Wellington Police has received several reports of coyote sightings in various residential neighborhoods around Wellington.  While WPD has no explanation for the increase in sightings, WPD offers the following advice:

  1. Never feed coyotes, feeding coyotes can create a safety concern for you and your neighbors.
  2. Keep a close eye on your pets (dogs/cats). Coyotes have been known to prey on domestic animals.
  3. Do not leave dog food/cat food outside unattended
  4. Keep your garbage in sealed containers.
  5. If you encounter a coyote on your property, maintain a safe distance and yell, clap your hands…to scare it away.

Help wanted: Children’s PRI Worker at Sumner Mental Health Center

Children’s PRI Worker:  Sumner Mental Health Center has an opening for an energetic, self-motivated full-time employee to provide psychosocial rehabilitation services (PRI Worker) to assist children or youth consumers on a one-on-one basis with interpersonal and daily living skills. Job requirements include at least a high school diploma or GED; good writing and communication skills; time-management skills, and passing a background check.  Kansas Driver’s License and motor vehicle insurance is required. Preference for previous social services and electronic medical record experience.

Applications are available at Sumner Mental Health Center 1601 W. 16th Street, Wellington, KS, or a resume may be emailed to HR@sumnermentalhealth.org. Competitive wages, along with an excellent benefits package, including health/dental/vision/long term disability/life insurance, Paid Time Off, holiday pay, and a 403(b) Retirement Plan with annual 10% employer contribution. Open until filled. Equal Opportunity Employer.

Wellington Fire/EMS newsletter…

Sumner Newscow report — The following is the latest Wellington Fire/EMS Chief newsletter by Tim Hay which was released today: Newsletter Jan Feb 2022

CultureCow: Party culture: killing kids on Euphoria and Coachella

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Friday. There aren’t many times America tunes in at the same time to watch TV anymore.

Everyone over the age of 50 will tell you about the time the whole country turned on the tube to see who shot JR on Dallas. Those born in the ’90s will talk the same way about the Sopranos finale. My generation had the final season of Breaking Bad and the failed promise of the last season of Game of Thrones.

But, with the advent of streaming, we all tend to watch shows at our own pace these days, for better or worse.

Sunday’s premiere of Euphoria season two hopes to reverse that trend. 2.4 million people tuned in last Sunday, marking the single-day streaming record for HBO Max and even more caught up in the days following.

Wellington teams go into Clearwater tonight with key games… especially for the girls

Airalyn Frame in an earlier game vs. Andale.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington boys and girls basketball teams will be returning to action tonight when they travel to Clearwater. These will be big Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV games. For the girls, this game could go a long way to determining who wins the league title.

First of all, ticket purchases in Clearwater are all digital. Digital tickets can be purchased here. Fans can also purchase tickets at the gate using a debit/credit card.  Varsity girls tip off at 6 p.m. with the boys following at 7:30 p.m. The C boys and JV girls start at 4:15 p.m. with the JV boys at 5:45. There is no C girls game.

The Wellington vs. Clearwater girls game is must viewing. Wellington is ranked No. 3 while Clearwater is No. 6 in Class 4A in the latest KBCA poll (see here).

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, January 13, 2022

Get a chick magnet at The Gold Corner

2022 South-Central Border League Basketball Tournament bracket released

2022 SCBL Tournament bracket (Click to enlarge)

Help wanted: Construction I-II-III Road and Bridge

Help wanted: Construction I-II-III – Road & Bridge

$10.12 – $24.32 per hour Non-exempt

High school diploma or GED equivalent.  Must obtain and maintain a valid class “A” Commercial Driver’s License within three (3) months of employment.  2-5 years of construction and /or road maintenance work experience required or a comparable combination of education and experience. Much of the work is done outdoors in adverse weather conditions.  Successful applicant will be drug tested.

Apply online at www.ksgovjobs.com  Applications close 02/01/2022.  Job description available, contact Sumner County Clerk’s Office, ph 620 326 3395. EOE

Sing 2 playing this week at the Regent


Playing this week: Sing 2.

Schedule:
Thursday-Friday at 7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday at 2 and 7 p.m.

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Sumner Newscow sports calendar: Thursday, Jan. 13 – Tuesday, Jan. 18

On tap this weekend in sports:

Thursday, Jan. 13

HS WRESTLING: Girls and boys at Rose Hill at 6 p.m.

Friday, Jan. 14 

HS BASKETBALL: Wellington at Clearwater – JV girls, C boys, 4:15; JV boys, 5:45; V girls 6, V boys 7:30.

Belle Plaine at Wichita Trinity.

Garden Plain at Conway Springs.

Oxford at West Elk.

Argonia at Cedar Vale-Dexter.

HS WRESTLING: Halstead boys tournament, 4 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 15 

Mark Shaver, Ph.D., CCC-A, William Newton Audiology addresses hearing loss in New Year

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By Mark Shaver, Willam Newton Audiology — I know it’s hard to believe but we have just ended another year as we continue to wait for life to return to normal. New Year’s resolutions have been made and we all remain optimistic that we can meet those goals we set for ourselves. Whether these aspirations are to lose weight, be more physically active, or even hear better, being able to cross one-off that list early on will surely bring a sense of satisfaction. It’s that last goal – to hear better – that I want to talk about.

Around seven percent of American adults, or 14.6 million, live with disabling hearing loss. It has been linked with poorer quality of life and reduced mental/emotional well-being. For working-age adults, untreated hearing loss is linked to lower employment rates and compensation. For retirees, the concerning link is between hearing loss and increased risk of cognitive decline/dementia.

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, January 12, 2022

The Harts want to put in a retreat center; the city says you need sprinklers first

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — A dispute over whether or not a Wellington business should be required to put in a sprinkler system for overnight guests was a fiery subject during a 90-minute city council work session Tuesday night. 

The issue at hand: Should the Hart family, who just bought the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home building on 704 N. Washington for its quilting business, be required to put in a sprinkler system to abide by the state fire marshall code? 

Or is this a case of government overreach by the Wellington City staff?

The conclusion Tuesday was there was no conclusion. 

The Harts hope to turn the building into a retreat center for its Beehive Quilt Shop business. They wish to use the facility to lodge overnight out-of-town guests participating in quilting classes that can last anywhere from two to six days.

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