Daily Archives: May 4, 2020

KSHSAA to open up summer activities; Wellington to start weights and conditioning on June 1

Sumner Newscow report — The Kansas State High School Activities Association just released its summer guidelines today. Wellington Activities Director Luke Smith made the following statement:

We plan on starting weights and conditioning on June 1, pending any change at the state or local health department level. More information to come.

Wellington head girls basketball coach Eric Adams announced on social media that there will be a basketball camp to be held June 15-19 from 9:30 a.m. in the Wellington High School gymnasium for incoming ninth through 12th grade girls. There is no cost. If you have questions, please contact Adams at 316-655-3372 or e-mail

The following are summer guidelines for KSHSAA sponsored activities passed by the KSHSAA Board of Directors on May 1:

Sumner County Commissioners will not issue a stay-at-home order above state regulations; Rettig fears numbers will spike

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Going on the recommendations of Sumner County Health Officer Laura Rettig, the county commissioners will not issue a stay-at-home order above and beyond those issued through the governor’s office.

At the county commissioner’s meeting this morning, Rettig said she will not recommend any changes although she predicts there will be a spike in the coronavirus count over the next few weeks.

“I hope my prediction is wrong,” Rettig said. “The first 14 days (of the reopening process) will be very telling if the numbers will spike up or not.”

Rettig said she isn’t sure people are following the governor’s guidelines anyway judging by the amount of activity and lack of social distancing she personally witnessed this weekend. 

Wellington weekend police report: Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3, 2020

Wellington Police notes for this weekend: Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3, 2020:

Friday, May 1, 2020

Sumner County Sheriff weekly report: April 27 to May 4, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for April 27 to May 4, 2020, weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

Sumner County Health Department confirms 4th COVIC-19 case

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Health Department has now confirmed a fourth COVID-19 case in Sumner County.  The testing results came in Sunday from a private lab.  There have been delays in notifications with private labs.

The patient is a woman in her 50’s who works out of the county in healthcare and has been in isolation.

Wellington Fire/EMS Department weekly log: April 27 – May 3, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for April 27 – May 3, 2020 is as follows: 

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