Daily Archives: July 1, 2020

PSQ in Wellington will be held at the track next week

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a press release by Wellington Activities Director Luke Smith for July 1, 2020:


“The Sumner County Health Department has recommended that for any indoor activities all participants need to be wearing masks through next week.

So Wellington High School, Middle School and Elementary PSQ training will be held at the track next week.

The schedule is as follows:

2020 Wellington Match Play tournament results

Sumner Newscow report — The following are the results of the Wellington Match Play Tournament held this past weekend at the Wellington Golf Club:


First Round

#1 Myles Miller 6 and 4 over #16 Adam Ricke.

#9 Tyler Ybarra over #8 Jesse Ybarra.

#13 Chad Gill 1 up over Jordan Tompkins.

#12 Derek Harrison  2 and 1 over #5 Gary Richmond.

#2 Nick Becker 2 and 1 over #15 Virgil Anderson.

#7 Ty Wilson 1 up over #10 Ben Heasty.

#14 Blake Bales over #3 Dustin Crutcher.

#6 Peyton Linker over #11 Brad Stocking.

Second Round

Wheat Show entrees due by July 7.

Collin Koester honored as a Kansas National Football Foundation scholar-athlete

Collin Koester

Sumner Newscow report — Collin Koester, a quarterback/linebacker for Conway Springs, was one of eight Kansas High School senior football players selected by the Coach Bill Snyder Family/Sunflower Chapter of the National Football Foundation as a 2019-20 scholar-athlete.

Koester joins Trey DeGarmo, Andover Central; William Deschamp, St. Thomas Aquinas; Tyler Green, Mill Valley/Shawnee; Max Kalny, St. James Academy; Ethan McMillian, Bishop Carroll; Rylan Miller, Shawnee Mission North; and Kai Wernli, El Dorado.

Koester was the leader of the Conway Springs football team. He led the Cardinals with 1,447 all-purpose yards, 1,94 rushing with a 10.7-yard average.

SCCDAT: Marijuana is legal for teens in NO states

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Cowley College Board discusses housing opportunities for Sumner Campus

by Rama Perro, Cowley College, Director of Institutional Communications —  A special meeting of the Cowley College Board of Trustees was held Tuesday in the Earle N. Wright Community Room. The meeting was held in the spacious Wright Room in order to safely increase community access with an approximate gathering limitation of approximately 60 people while maintaining adequate social distancing. The meeting was also live-streamed to comply with social distancing guidelines.

During the meeting, the Board discussed long-term planning on the Sumner Campus in Wellington, KS. Cowley College president Dr. Dennis C. Rittle provided the Board with a PowerPoint presentation detailing the history, campus design, and future plans for the Sumner Campus including possible housing opportunities.

“We have a great appreciation for the City of Wellington,” Dr. Rittle said.

The college has the ability to renew the 10-year sales tax or alternate dedicated revenue stream by starting a campaign in the spring of 2025. They also have the ability to purchase the additional 10 adjacent acres at approximately $450,000 no later than November 2026.

Eric Murphy finds the 2020 Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion

Jennifer Templeton and Eric Murphy find Medallion this morning at Hargis Creek. (Click to enlarge)

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newcow — The 2020 Kansas Wheat Festival Medallion has been found.

Eric Murphy, 36, of Wellington is the official winner. He found it this morning around 7:35 a.m. in a concrete picnic table on the east end of Hargis Creek.

The Medallion was stuck in a gap between the tabletop and the leg base on the south end. Murphy had a registered Kansas Wheat Festival button. He is the recipient of $1,000. 

Medallion clue: Wednesday, July 1

Today’s clue:

3. Andy and Opie would approve.

Yesterday’s clue: 

2. If you are near me, you might hear children laugh.

Past clues:

1. North south east or west, choose wisely and you’ll pass the test; for the prize lies at the end of your quest.

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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