Daily Archives: June 3, 2020

Stephanie Frazier joins J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.

Born and raised in a small town, Stephanie Frstill carries those small-town values and attributes her wholehearted, passionate spirit to her roots.  Her business and educational experience have paved her way into the real estate industry, and she is honored to be a part of J.P. Weigand & Sons, Inc.  She is hard-working, determined, and has a desire to help others. Whether buying your dream home or selling, Stephanie is dedicated to serving you.  Contact Stephanie today!   Phone: 620-660-5056 or email her at Visit her website at

Council roundup: Makayla Brownlee recognized for American Idol performance … Cowley College update…

American Idol contestant Makayla Brownlee with Wellington Mayor Jim Valentine.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — For the first time since the coronavirus closing, the Wellington City Council opened the meeting room to the public. The public saw a rather short routine meeting.

Mayor Jim Valentine recognized Makayla Brownlee with a proclamation for her performance on American Idol. Brownlee finished in the top 40 of this year’s competition (see story here).

The Great Race in Wellington has been cancelled

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a press release written by officials Jack Potucek and Darlene Ferguson concerning the Great Race.


The 3oth running of the Slate Creek Relay scheduled for Saturday, July 25, 2020, has been canceled.  The event, although sponsored by the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce, involves over 150 volunteers, and the close coordination of various Wellington City, Sumner County, Wellington Township and many other significant contributors.

The Great Race was initiated at the Slate Creek Depot in 1976. Jack Potucek reported a series of difficult meetings and conversations have taken place resulting in the decision to cancel the race.  The on-going phase-out requirements of COVID-19, and the uncertainty of complying with the ever-changing requirements, make it difficult to justify exposing race participants, officials, supporting municipal and county departments and spectators (estimated at over a thousand at last year’s race) to unsafe circumstances.  Race officials advise that the relay is impossible to postpone to a later date due to many team members of college-age returning to campus in mid-August.

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City of Wellington: Please maintain alleyways next to your property

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a press release issued by the City of Wellington Building and Codes Department office.


“The City of Wellington Building & Codes Department would like to remind our citizens of their responsibilities in maintaining alleyways next to their properties. As Code Enforcement continues to patrol the community daily, we have noticed many alleys not being maintained properly.

Please remember City Code requires that no alleys should have overgrown weeds of over 12 inches. Alleys should be free of inoperable vehicles, litter and debris. In an effort to control litter and excess debris in your alleyway and surrounding areas, please make sure that your trash receptacle lids are in place and secured appropriately.”

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Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, June 2, 2020:

Help wanted: Grounds Supervisor at Wellington School District

Help wanted: Grounds Supervisor 
Under general direction supervises and coordinates activities of all grounds staff engaged in keeping grounds and athletic fields; clean, safe, and in good condition. They provide supervision and direction, perform inspections, monitor and organize projects for gardening, turf care, playground and athletic field maintenance for all District facilities and District buildings. They respond to client requests, complaints, and concerns, and coordinate assigned administrative and supervisory projects and activities. Also assists maintenance department and other related job duties.
Interested parties should complete the online Classified application found on our website,, under Job Opportunities. For questions, please contact Adam Hatfield at
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