Daily Archives: August 10, 2020

Second annual Crusader Baseball Golf Tournament slated for Sept. 12, sponsors needed

Wellington Police weekend report: Friday, August 7 – Sunday, August 9, 2020

Wellington Police report for this weekend: Friday, August 7 to Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020

Friday, August 7

Wellington AD Luke Smith outlines fall season ahead… practice start-up dates… COVID sports rules

Above is the full virtual USD 353 Fall Sports meeting presentation by Wellington Activities Director Luke Smith. 

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Whether or not a full fall sports season will materialize ultimately depends on another COVID-19 outbreak. Wellington Activities Director Luke Smith held a 14-minute virtual fall sports meeting to outline what parents need to expect in the months ahead when it comes to sports.

Smith said this video is an overview of the WHS/WMS sports. Individual teams should have their own meetings leading up to the season whether that will be in-person or virtually will be left to them.


High School practice:

Football: 3:30 to 6:30 p.m., at the high school practice football field.

Enroll in Orion Education and Training – a diploma completion program for adults

It’s never too late to earn your high school diploma.  Orion Education is currently enrolling for the fall semester.  Orion’s high school diploma completion program provides a unique opportunity for people 19 and older to earn credits toward a high school diploma. Adults are able to work at their own pace, complete the needed courses and receive a high school diploma from a local school district. Courses meet the state and local graduation requirements and are available online. 

 Visit the websites at

Contact the Belle Plaine or Winfield locations to enroll.

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: August 3 to August 10, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for August 3 to August 10, 2020 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

Sumner Sheriff Darren Chambers makes statement concerning primary campaign

Sumner Newscow report – The following is a press statement from Sumner County Sheriff Darren Chambers:


Darren Chambers

“Today, I would like to thank my family and my friends, and the voters of Sumner County. I am humbled to serve as Sumner County Sheriff for another four years. 

My first responsibility and first concern are always the citizens of Sumner County. Covid-19 made things very different this year. We couldn’t hold the events we usually would and weren’t able to knock on doors either.

Wellington Fire/EMS Department weekly log report: Aug. 4 – Aug. 9, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Aug. 4 – Aug. 9, 2020 is as follows: 

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