Daily Archives: May 1, 2020

Fatality vehicle accident occurs on Kansas Turnpike Friday afternoon

Sumner Newscow report — There was a fatality vehicle accident on Friday at 1:07 p.m. at milepost 10 on the Kansas Turnpike.

Emergency vehicles, including the Wellington Fire/EMS, responded to the vehicle accident and found a pickup with two occupants had hit the rear of a semitrailer. Both occupants of the pickup died at the scene and the driver of the semi was uninjured.

The occupants of the vehicle had to be extricated using fire/EMS hydraulic equipment. A cat perished in the accident and another was uninjured.

Provide us information on how you plan to reopen…

Sumner Newscow report — Much like we did with the shutdown, we are going to make a comprehensive list of the local reopening process.

If you have a business that is going to start re-opening, we’d like to hear from you.

Contact us at We will be featuring a comprehensive list starting early next week.

Local officials react to Gov. Kelly’s stay-at-home order

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Kansas Governor Laura Kelly announced yesterday evening the four-phase plan to reopen the economy. But for local leaders, it’s a little… um… now what?

The stay-at-home policy officially ends at midnight on Sunday. The phasing-in process starts Monday with phase 1 (see story here). If people are expecting a massive heap of freedom to start next week, they will be disappointed.

Nothing is going to immediately change.

First, the Sumner County Commissioners are meeting Monday to determine whether to issue a more restrictive “take-at-home” order for the county than the Governor has, or go with what she implemented. From all indication from Tuesday’s meeting (see story here) the commissioners will not be adding any local stipulations. Commissioners can make an order “more restrictive” but not “less restrictive.”

As for Wellington City Manager Shane Shields, the city is taking a wait-and-see approach.

Culturecow: Welcome to Month 3 of quarantine, here’s some good news to get you through it

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Friday. And happy May 1, which marks two things:

1. It’s May Day, so maybe go watch Midsommar(?) and…

2. Workers across the country have organized a massive boycott of Amazon, Walmart, Whole Foods, InstaCart, and Target due to poor working conditions during the pandemic at a time where each of their companies are making record profits.

So celebrate the beginning of the new month by seizing the means of production and making your own dinner.

While most things during social distancing have been terrible, there is at least one bright spot: philanthropy.  And not even from the 1 percent (in fact, they’ve been doing extra-terrible lately), it’s from people of moderate means giving what they can to good causes.  And while there are better ways to do this, there have been two major efforts by musicians and former TV stars that have made a real impact.

Friday Sumner Newscow poll: The WHS graduation question







What best fits your opinion concerning the Wellington High School graduation July 12?

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Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, April 30, 2020

SCCDAT: No. 1 risk to drunk teens? Drunk teens

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