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Urna Mildred O’Neil, 77, Winfield: May 29, 1942 – May 25, 2020

Urna O’Neil

Urna Mildred O’Neil, 77, of Winfield died Monday, May 25, 2020 at Ascension Via Christi St. Joseph Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.

Memorial services for Urna will be scheduled at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the Winfield First United Methodist Church – Nursery Fund, contributions may be left in care of the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Winfield.

Urna was born on May 29, 1942 at William Newton Hospital in Winfield, the daughter of Carl and Mildred (Whittaker) O’Neil. She graduated from Winfield High School in 1961. Urna worked in the laundry department of William Newton Hospital for over 30 years, she also babysat, worked as a car hop at Snow White and at the hospital snack bar. Urna was a faithful life-long member of the First United Methodist Church, she loved taking care of babies and served in the nursery for 40 years. She enjoyed traveling and taking bus trips, most important in Urna’s life was her family, she loved to dote on her nieces and nephews.

Sumner-Cowley Electric establishes COVID-19 Relief Fund

Sumner Newscow report — Sumner-Cowley Electric Cooperative has created a COVID-19 Relief Fund to provide energy assistance to its members who have felt the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This relief fund will provide a one-time, dollar-for-dollar match not exceeding $100.00 to any qualifying household. To qualify, a member must complete an application and demonstrate how their household felt the financial impact of the pandemic. The member must also be prepared to make a payment in order to receive the matching funds for energy assistance.

This program is open only to residential members and has a fixed amount of funds. Once the fund has been exhausted, the program will be closed. Sumner-Cowley urges all qualifying members to promptly submit their applications.

Sumner-Cowley is committed to being member-focused and community-driven and the COVID-19 Relief Fund was created to uphold one of the seven cooperative principles — Concern for Community.

Sumner County Health Department announces seventh COVID-19 case in county

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Health Department has confirmed a seventh COVID-19 case in Sumner County.

The patient is a woman in her 70’s.

“We are in the early phase of the disease investigation and have no further details to provide at the time,” said Laura Rettig, Sumner County Health Officer. 

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Robert ‘Bob’ Dean Beggs, 77, Wellington: Oct. 4, 1942 – May 24, 2020

Robert Beggs

Robert “Bob” Dean Beggs, of Wellington (formerly of Guilford and Stanberry, Missouri) died on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at the age of 77.

Bob was born the son of Robert L. and Veda E. (Goforth) Beggs on October 4, 1942 in Maryville, Missouri.

On October 20, 1963, Bob and Sandra K. Clary were united in marriage in Louisburg. They celebrated 54 years of marriage before her passing in 2018.

Following high school, Bob attended a technical school where he learned many different skills. He was employed as a welder and later operated his own machine shop in Missouri. Bob and his family eventually moved to Kansas where he was employed as a machinist for Plessey-Welco in Wellington and Cessna Aircraft in Wichita. No matter where Bob lived, he was always involved in farming and harvesting. He will be missed by all that knew him.

Sumner County is currently on hold as it reviews what to do next on the reopening process

Sumner Newscow report — This morning, Sumner County Health Officer Laura Rettig made the following statement concerning the re-opening process for the county:

“Sumner County is currently reviewing options with re-opening due to the recent changes at the state level.  An announcement will be made as soon as possible on how Sumner County will be doing this.”

Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly announced Tuesday she will veto a bill designed to greatly limit her authority to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.

She also announced that with her most recent emergency declaration expiring, she is ending her phased approach to reopening the state economy, lifting practically all coronavirus-control restrictions and placing the onus the disease prevention on individual counties.

What does that mean for Sumner County? 

Wellington Police Report: Friday, May 22 – Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Wellington Police Memorial Day weekend report for Friday, May 22 to Tuesday, May 26:

Friday, May 22, 2020

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