Daily Archives: May 18, 2020

Sad news: The Avenue of Flags will not be displayed this year due to the Coronavirus Pandemic

Avenue of flags will not occur this Memorial Day weekend in 2020. 

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Avenue of Flags, a Memorial Day weekend tradition in which Prairie Lawn Cemetary is decorated in over 1,200 flags, will not happen in 2020.

Andy McEntire, the chief organizer for the Avenue of Flags which was to happen on May 23-25, said the event is canceled due to the Coronavirus pandemic guidelines.

“There is no way we can do this and use proper social distancing,” McEntire said. “We have 70 to 100 people who volunteer to put the flags up in the flag poles each year. We just can’t do it this year.” 

Wellington Police weekend report: Friday, May 15 – Sunday, May 17, 2020

Wellington Police report for this weekend: Friday, May 15 to Sunday, May 17, 2020:

Friday, May 15, 2020

Cowley College ranked first among the top-50 community colleges

Sumner Newscow report — Offering more online courses than any other community college in the country, Cowley College ranked first among the top-50 community colleges that offer online programs according to

Many of Cowley College’s courses and degrees transfer to four-year colleges and universities, while Cowley is authorized for online courses in all 50 states.

Cowley offers over 30 completely online fully transferable associate degrees, with more than 600 online courses for students to choose from. The online courses are delivered via the Blackboard course delivery system. Students have access to online tutoring services, a variety of academic support services, and even an E-Library Portal that allows them access to research, informational, and material resources for success in their education.

Sumner County Sheriff office weekly report: May 11 to May 18, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for May 11 to May 18, 2020 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

City of Wellington: Landfill, Compost Site closed, Refuse Collection schedules delayed due to Memorial Day

Sumner Newscow report — Due to the observation of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, 2020, the Landfill and Compost Site will be closed. The Monday refuse collection routes for that week will be picked up on Tuesday. 

The Gold Corner: The kids rocked it during this quarantine

Wellington Fire/EMS report: May 11 – May 17, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for May 11 to May 17, 2020 is as follows: 

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