Daily Archives: June 16, 2020

Two recent women’s death are not in connection with the other

Sumner Newscow report — According to an article written by Annette Lawless of, the Wichita Police Department says the deaths of two women, whose bodies were found recently, are not connected.

The body of Shalan Niccole Gannon was found by a fisher in the Ninnescah River, in Sumner County, on June 7. Gannon, 27, was reported missing on April 11. Her death has been ruled a homicide. The case remains active and there are no arrests, the Kansas Bureau of Investigation confirms to KAKE News.

Then, on Saturday, a search party found the body of a woman south of Haysville. Monday, Wichita police identified the body as Savannah Schneider, who went missing on May 31 in Wichita. There was much concern for Schneider, 23, who suffers from a severe visual impairment. The cause of Schneider’s death remains under investigation.

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans reopened to all eligible small businesses and non-profits impacted by COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON – To further meet the needs of U.S. small businesses and non-profits, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible applicants experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19 today.

SBA administrator Jovita Carranza states:

“The SBA is strongly committed to working around the clock, providing dedicated emergency assistance to the small businesses and non-profits that are facing economic disruption due to the COVID-19 impact.  With the reopening of the EIDL assistance and EIDL Advance application portal to all new applicants, additional small businesses and non-profits will be able to receive these long-term, low interest loans and emergency grants – reducing the economic impacts for their businesses, employees and communities they support. Since EIDL assistance due to the pandemic first became available to small businesses located in every state and territory, SBA has worked to provide the greatest amount of emergency economic relief possible.  To meet the unprecedented need, the SBA has made numerous improvements to the application and loan closing process, including deploying new technology and automated tools.”

Wellington Police notes: Monday, June 15, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Monday, June 15, 2020

Vernie Lebeda, 89, Caldwell dies

Vernie Lebeda, 89, died Saturday, June 13, 2020.  A graveside service will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell.  Memorials may be given in Vernie’s name to Circle of Love Hospice and may be sent in care of the mortuary.

To share a memory or leave a condolence please visit  Arrangements by Schaeffer Mortuary, 6 N. Main, Caldwell, Kansas.

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2020 3-day IT Summer Camp to be held for middle school and high school students

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Chip seal work to begin on K-42 next week

Road work should begin next week.

Sumner Newscow report — A chip seal work will occur on K-42 running into Sumner County.

On K-42, starting at the K-14 junction in Kingman County, east about 16 miles to the K-2 junction in Sumner County. That work is expected to begin around June 22.

The work is expected to be completed around early July, depending on the weather.

During the work, motorists should expect delays of up to 15 minutes and be prepared to stop for flaggers and a pilot car.

Official Sumner County Commissioner minutes: June 8 and June 9, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — Sumner County Commissioners minutes for June 8 and June 9, 2020:

June 8, 2020 – 9 a.m.

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commission Room of the Sumner County Courthouse.  Those present were Chairman John Cooney, Commissioner Steve Warner and Commissioner Jim Newell.  Also present were County Clerk Debra A. Norris and 80th House Representative Bill Rhiley.

Planning and Zoning Director Jon Bristor provided an application for sale of fireworks for Bellino Fireworks, Inc at 664 E. 10th Ave, Wellington.  Director Bristor advised all paperwork is in place and recommended approval.  After review and discussion, the Commission approved the application, authorizing Chairman Cooney to sign the permit.

Jan Grace, Campus Operations Officer for the Cowley College – Sumner County Campus provided a campus update to the Commission.  County Counselor Jack Potucek was also present. Ms. Grace advised summer school is mostly online with a few exceptions.  Fall enrollment is up to 62 students for the Sumner Campus.

2020 City of Wellington farm bids for 11 acres of ground

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a statement by the 2020 City of Wellington concerning farm bids for 11 acres of ground at the Wellington Landfill and Transfer Station.


Invites your firm price quote per year on approximately 11 acres of farm ground at the Wellington Landfill & Transfer Station, for a 5-year period, beginning July 1, 2020, or the day following the harvest of any existing crop, whichever is sooner, and ending June 30, 2025.  This land is adjacent to 30th Street South on the north, West Road on the west, and the Wellington Landfill on the south.  This can only be used for agricultural production and for no other purpose.

The price bid shall be the annual payment for each year.  Please mark on the outside of your envelope “Landfill Farm Ground Bid.”  All bids must be received in the City Clerk’s Office – 317 South Washington, Wellington, Kansas  67152 no later than June 26, 2020, at 10 a.m.  All bids will be opened publicly at 10 a.m. on June 26, 2020, in the City Council Chambers.  If you have any questions or wish to view this property, please contact Jeremy Jones at the Wellington Street Department at 620-326-7831.

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