Daily Archives: June 18, 2020

USD 353 will be holding special meeting on Monday

Sumner Newscow report — There will be a special USD 353 board meeting on Monday, June 22 in the Central Office board room at 7 p.m.

The board will be discussing strategic and board goals, Chromebooks purchase, and personnel from the consent agenda. A non-elected personnel executive session is also scheduled. 

Playing at the Wellington Regent this week: A Star is Born (1976), Shrek and Smokey and the Bandit

STAR IS BORN (1976) 

Tonight at 7 p.m., Saturday at 10 p.m.

SHREK (2001) 

Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 2 p.m.


Friday-Saturday-Sunday at 7 p.m.


Ebony Deschaine and Kirk Russell will be holding concert at Wellington Regent Theater Saturday, July 11

Help wanted: Sumner County Farm Service Agency program technician

Help wanted: Full-time Program Technician

The Sumner County Farm Service Agency has a permanent full-time Program Technician position available.  Salary ranges from $27,800 to $56,222 (CO-3 to CO-7), depending on experience/education. Benefits include health, life, retirement, annual and sick leave.  Must be a US citizen. High school graduate or GED. See full vacancy announcement at: (type Farm Service Agency in the “what” box and Kansas in the “where” box) for details and instructions to apply on-line or by fax.  Complete application packages must be submitted online or fax by 11:59 pm EDT, Wednesday, July 1, 2020.   PLEASE CAREFULLY READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS ON “HOW TO APPLY” and “REQUIRED DOCUMENTS”!  Person selected will be subject to background investigation.  USDA is an Equal Opportunity Provider, Employer, and Lender.

Kansas Wheat Festival is still featuring 10 events for 2020

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — So is the 2020 Kansas Wheat Festival really canceled?

Yes and no.

Yes, the downtown street concerts won’t happen, the talent show and arts and craft fair are gone, and the carnival is a no go. There is no Wheat Run, bed races or parade.

But there will be a few events that will happen.

As mentioned before, the Wellington Medallion Hunt will happen. That begins on Monday, June 29. The rules will be published shortly.

There will also be the following events (details of each event will be provided soon): 

Wellington Best Yard contest winners announced

Sumner Newscow report — The winners of the 2020 Wellington’s Best Yard contest were announced today during the Chamber Facebook Live. This was the first year for the contest. The chamber had a great turnout with 18 entries participating.


First Place – $300 utility bill credit – Alan and Terri Campbell at 25 Crestway;

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Second Place – $200 utility bill credit – Carl Hubbard at 37 Western Avenue;

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Third Place – $100 utility bill credit – Mike Mantz at 1510 Orchard Lane.

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Participants had to be City of Wellington utility customers. The exterior appearance is of the property and front/side yard viewable from the street.

A panel of anonymous judges was given the following guidelines to help them with their judging:

(Updated) New ordinance urges Wellington to either use smaller trash containers, or use bags with larger ones.

by James Jordan, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council, at its Tuesday meeting, changed its trash collection ordinance to ask people to use 45-gallon containers for trash pickup. City workers have seen a lot of 65-gallon and 96-gallon containers and those are too big for the trucks to handle.

The portion of the ordinance reads:

Each family or family within the corporate limits of the City shall:

Furnish for the storage of refuse a separate container with a tight lid, the size of which container shall not exceed 45 gallons unless otherwise purchased or provided by the City. Any containers existing within the City at the time of passage of this Ordinance in excess of 45 gallons shall be allowed to remain in service provided all garbage is inside plastic bags that can be pulled out of the container and the container will not require lifting to be emptied.

Big containers are hard for workers to lift and exposes them to potential injury.

Instead of outlawing them, the city is going to require people to put their trash in bags if they have a container larger than 45-gallons. The city would still prefer people use the smaller 45-gallon cans when setting trash out to be picked up.

The city will also pick up larger items like furniture and appliances, but you have to call ahead first and there is an additional fee. This was included in the ordinance.

In other matters:

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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