Daily Archives: May 26, 2020

Wyndell ‘June’ Ingram, 81, South Haven: May 8, 1939 – May 24, 2020

Wyndell ‘June’ Ingram

Wyndell “June” Ingram, age 81, of South Haven, KS, died Sunday afternoon, May 24, 2020 at her home in South Haven.  She worked as an office manager/collection manager for the Southland collection agency for many years.

June was born on May 8, 1939 in Matador, Texas to F. A. Garnett and Hylois (Jackson) Garnett.

June married Tommy “Buddy” Ray Ingram on December 13, 1957 in Dallas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Buddy.

Wellington school to start conditioning the week of June 1 from 7 to 8 a.m. at the track

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a press release by Luke Smith, Wellington Activities Director dated Tuesday, May 26:


“With the changes to the phase-out plan and dates, we have made changes to our Summer Conditioning/PSQ program.

With the approval of the state and local health department, we will be starting High School conditioning the week of June 1, from 7 to 8 a.m. at the track. Groups will be kept to 15 maximum and rotate around the track to maintain social distancing.
From June 8 – June 19 we will then start HS only PSQ (weight training), we will follow our original plan as before just moving the date form June 15 to June 8 to align with Phase 3.

Sumner County Sheriff Office weekly jail bookings: May 18 to May 25, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for May 18 to May 25, 2020 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

Wellington Council officially approves electrical rights for Santa Fe yard office to Sumner-Cowley; GEO bonds for e.r. construction

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council passed two resolutions on issues that have been dominating the headlines recently:

1) The approval of the electrical rights to Sumner-Cowley Rural Electric for the new Burlington Northern Santa Fe yard office on U.S. 160;

2) The approval of the issuing of $730,000 general obligation bonds to help with the emergency room construction of the building that once housed Sumner Regional Medical Center.

By a 4-2 vote (Robert Hamilton and Kevin Dodds opposing), the council formally approved a resolution to authorize the city manager to sign with Sumner-Cowley Electric to be the electric supplier for the property that was annexed at the request of BNSF Railway Co. The motion was made at its regular meeting held last week at the council chambers.

The franchise is limited to only the property that was annexed in this instance. Santa Fe is building a new yard office, east of Meridian Road, about two miles west of the turnpike exchange.

Everett Wood III, 63, Wellington: Feb. 12, 1957 – May 23, 2020

Everett Wood III

Everett E. Wood, III died Saturday, May 23, 2020 at his home in Wellington at the age of 63. He was born the son of Everett and Delma (Williams) Wood on Tuesday, February 12, 1957 in Wellington. Everett attended schools locally and graduated from Wellington High School in 1975. He began working for BNSF Railroad and was employed there for many years. Everett and his family lived at and ran the Wellington Lake office for several years.

His love for vehicles led him to work in the automotive service department at Wellington Walmart. Everett left when he had the opportunity to work with his friend, Mark Green, at MG Auto Sales in 1999. They worked together for 20 years. Since then, Everett has worked at O’Reilly Auto Parts until the end of 2019 when his illness prevented him from continuing on. He was a well-known “car guy” and made many friendships over his shared passion for cars. Everett was hoping to put the finishing touches on his 1969 Oldsmobile Cutlass 442 which he’s had for many years. His knowledge, friendship and love will be missed by his family and friends.

Healthy living: Specialist share possible pandemic positives

Sumner Newscow report – Many of the healthy habits that Americans have been pushed toward during the COVID-19 pandemic could be well worth keeping as they return to some version of their previous lives, says Kansas State University nutrition specialist Sandy Procter. She states:

“At this point, some of the early studies are just data points, but what it’s looking like is that some of these healthy habits cropping up during the pandemic would be good to keep. Some of these things might have started out as personal inconveniences or changes, but we might want to consider looking at them for the long run.”

One of the most important lessons learned during the first two months of the pandemic is also one of the most simple, she added.

“We’ve all been washing our hands a lot more frequently. Wash your hands like you mean it, because we do mean it, and we will mean it from now on. It’s probably never going to go back to where it is an after-thought. It will hopefully stay present in everyone’s mind. Experts tell us this is really the biggest thing we can do to keep ourselves healthy.”

Wellington Fire/EMS Department: May 18 to May 24, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for May 18 to May 24, 2020 is as follows: 

Body pulled out of Walnut River southwest of Winfield has been identified

by Brady Bauman, — The body of a missing Augusta teen was pulled from the Walnut River southwest of Winfield Saturday afternoon.

According to family, 19-year-old Hunter Fleitz, who has been missing since May 6, was discovered Saturday afternoon by a fisherman near the Tunnel Mill Dam in Winfield.

Cowley County Sheriff David Falletti told KSOK-NewsCow Saturday the Winfield Fire Department was called to pull Fleitz body out of the river. The body was recovered downstream near the 20,000 block of 95th Road, according to Butler County Sheriff Department Capt. Jay Sharp.

According to a family Facebook page dedicated to Fleitz, he and a few friends went to the Walnut River in Augusta to fish and then swim on May 6. The family says Hunter was taken under by the boils at a dam there and his friends were unable to help him.

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