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Daily Archives: June 17, 2020

Sumner County farmers are cutting 55 bushels an acre wheat

Sumner Newscow report — According to the latest Kansas Wheat Harvest Reports, by the Kansas Wheat Commission, Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Grain and Feed Association, wheat yields have been high in Sumner County.

Rusty Morehead from Progressive Ag in Wellington told the Kansas Wheat Commission wheat harvest began here on June 6. Sumner County farmers are around 65 to 70 percent finished and expect to be complete within the next week. Yields are averaging around 55 bushels per acre, and most of the fields have big, full wheat heads. The average protein is 10%, but some are as high as 11-12%. The average test weight is 63 pounds per bushel.

Wheat harvest has been progressing quickly in Kansas’ southern counties and is moving farther north every day. Test weights and yields have been good in most locations. Weather forecasts for Thursday evening through Saturday are calling for chances of rain and thunderstorms, which could put a halt to harvest for a few days.

In other counties… 

Wellington police notes: Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, June 16, 2020,

Wellington High and Middle School PSQ schedule, rules and forms

Sumner Newscow report — All students who want to participate in school-sponsored summer team camps and games must be in attendance for PSQ for 10 days prior to the events in all sports except football where you need 15 days of PSQ per KSHSAA rule.

High School PSQ:

Boys meet from 6:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.

Girls meet from 7 a.m. to 8:20 a.m.

Middle School and Elementary PSQ start next Monday, June 22.

Vernie Lebeda, 89, Caldwell: August 15, 1930 – June 13, 2020

Vernie Lebeda

Vernie came into this world on August 15, 1930, on a farm east of Renfrow, Okla., and left this world for a better place on June 13, 2020.  He had been in the loving care of The Commons Health Center in Enid, Okla.

He was the fifth child of Joseph and Mary (Maly) Lebeda’s nine children. He also had three half-siblings.  He was the last surviving sibling.

He attended Eureka Elementary School through his eighth-grade year.  His high school years were at Caldwell High School where he graduated with the class of ’49.  He loved telling stories of his high school pranks he had with his buddies.  He relived his football days watching his son play the sport he loved.

He met and married the love of his life Olive “Poppy” Lamb on August 18, 1951 in Bentonville, Arkansas.  They lived on a farm east of Renfrow, Oklahoma all but the last four years of his life. To that union, four children were born Dean, Myra, Willa May, and Anna.  Unfortunately, Willa May didn’t survive through birth.  He was very proud of his family and all their accomplishments.

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