Daily Archives: June 24, 2020

Sumner County Superintendent Adam Hatfield addresses the possible start of school this fall

Sumner Newscow report — The following is an open letter by Wellington Superintendent Adam Hatfield, dated June 24, 2020


Adam Hatfield

We are aware that our community has many questions regarding USD 353’s plan to reopen schools for the 2020-21 school year. I wanted to take a moment to address what we know at this point. There are currently many educators across the state that are collaborating with the Kansas State Department of Education on a plan that will give our district guidance for reopening schools in the fall.

This plan is expected to be released to schools in mid-July.

2020 Official Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion Hunt rules (including COVID-19 guidelines)

2020 OFFICIAL RULES FOR KANSAS WHEAT FESTIVAL MEDALLION HUNT — sponsored by Sumner Newscow and Bank of Commerce Publication of the clues begin June 29, 2020. Additional rules concerning the COVID-19 health guidelines as related to this contest are below.

1. Anyone is eligible to join the hunt for the Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion​ except the 2019 winners, those people directly involved in the planning and implementation of the Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion Hunt and members of their immediate families or households. The participant claiming the medallion prize must be ​18 years old or older​.

2. The first clue will be issued June 29, 2020, through, the Chamber of Commerce office, and the Wellington Daily News website. A new clue will be released each weekday by 10 a.m. through Friday, July 10, 2020, unless the medallion is found earlier. Early birds may obtain the day’s clue on between 6:30 a.m. and 7 a.m. each weekday. The finder of the Medallion must have registered their button to claim the $1,000 prize. The purchase of a Kansas Wheat Festival button is not required to receive the $100 prize. Buttons must ​be registered by June 26, 2020, and may be registered at the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB during business hours either in person or by phone.

Sumner County Commissioner minutes: June 15 – June 16, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The following are the Sumner County Commissioner minutes for June 15 and June 16. Information from Sumner County Health Department Laura Rettig is in the June 16 minutes.

June 15, 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.

The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved minutes of June 8 and 9.

County Treasurer Dannetta Cook provided the distribution from the Kansas Star Casino for June as $49,676.00.

At 10 a.m., upon unanimous vote, the Commission entered into executive session for 10 minutes with Information Technology Director Joe Buresh to discuss non-elected personnel.  At 10:10 a.m., the Commission reconvened in open session.  Chairman Cooney advised no binding action was taken as a result of the executive session.

Cowley College President’s and Dean’s honor rolls released for spring 2020 semester

Sumner Newscow report —  The Registrar’s office at Cowley College has released the names of students who earned spots on the President’s and Dean’s honor rolls for the spring 2020 semester.

Students listed on the President’s Honor Roll earned 4.0 grade-point averages, on a 4.0 scale, and completed a minimum of 12 credit hours. Students listed on the Dean’s Honor Roll earned a GPA between 3.50-3.99 and completed a minimum of 12 credit hours.

The following Sumner County students were listed in the Cowley College honor roll for the Spring semester:

City of Wellington Firework Regulations and retail sale hours

Sumner Newscow report — The City of Wellington Firework Regulations-Retail sales hours are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., July 1 through July 4.

Firework discharge hours are from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. on July 1 through July 3 and 10 a.m. to midnight on July 4.   It is illegal to shoot fireworks on or under a vehicle, on any public roadway, within 50 feet of a firework stand or where fireworks are stored, and gas stations or any place, liquid gas, including propane is stored.

Help wanted: Tenant Services Director/administrative assistant at Wheat Capitol Manor

Help wanted: The Wellington Housing Authority is accepting application for the position of Tenant Services Director/Administrative Assistant due to retirement. Job descriptions and application may be obtained 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday thru Friday at the office of Wheat Capitol Manor, 400 South C, Wellington, KS, or by calling 620-326-5821. EOE

It is time for preschool at Futures Unlimited…

Retired U.S. Navy Commander Rick Roitman is running for Kansas House of Representative District 116

Rick Roitman

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Retired US Navy Commander and Wellington resident, Rick Roitman, has officially announced that he is ​running for election to the Kansas House of Representatives to represent District 116.

Roitman is a Democrat.

Roitman proudly served 27 years in the U.S. Navy. As a Navy Commander he has a proven record of disciplined leadership. He worked as Chief Operating Officer for Naval Expeditionary Logistics Support Force where he was responsible for the training and worldwide deployment of over 3,000 officers and sailors. After retirement from the Navy he worked for 10 years as a tax analyst for a large financial services company and as a mathematics instructor at Cowley County Community College. He has also coached boys basketball for 12 years at Wellington High School.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from William Jewell College and MBA from George Washington University. 

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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