Daily Archives: August 12, 2020

Dorothy Ruth Stallbaumer, 92, Wellington: Oct. 15, 1927 – Aug. 11, 2020

Dorothy Stallbaumer

Dorothy Ruth Stallbaumer, of Wellington, died on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at Spring View Manor in Conway Springs at the age of 92.

She was born the daughter of Stephen R. and Sarah Pearl (Dieffendefer) Garrity on October 15, 1927, in Wellington. Dorothy was a 1945 Wellington High School graduate. She spent the rest of her life as a loyal fan of the Wellington Crusaders where she watched her children and grandchildren compete in sports. “Mama Stall” was a team mom and loved having the teams over on gameday for Sloppy Joe’s and chili. Her kids’ friends knew they were always welcome for a game of cards.

On September 9, 1950, Dorothy and Roger Stallbaumer, Sr. were united in marriage in Wichita. Together they celebrated nearly 50 years of marriage before his passing in June of 2000.

U.S. 160 in Sumner, Cowley counties is being resurfaced

The map above shows approximate project sections, marked in red. (Click to enlarge)

Sumner Newscow report — About 39 miles of U.S. 160 in Sumner and Cowley counties will be resurfaced beginning soon in a nearly $1.9 million project overseen by the Kansas Department of Transportation.

The section to be resurfaced stretches from the Harper/Sumner County line east to the west city limits of Wellington, from the east city limits of Oxford to the west city limits of Winfield and from the east city limits of Winfield to the K-15/U.S. 160 junction.

The work, called a “scrub chip seal,” is expected to start Aug. 17 on the west end of the stretch and be completed around Sept. 14, depending on the weather.

2020-21 Wellington High School and Middle School Coach and Sponsors list

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a list of coaches and sponsors for the Wellington High School and Middle School for the coming year…

2020-21 Wellington High School Coaches and Sponsors 

Football (Head) Zane Aguilar.

Football (Asst.) Ross Foley, Zach Cooper, Ryan Elder, Nick Wellington, Tim Lira.

Football (JV) Ryan Jenkins, CJ Carey.

Volleyball (Head) Audrey Gill.

Volleyball (Asst.) Stephanie Hopper, Micha Rogers.

Volleyball (9th) Brittanee Kneper.

Cross Country (Head) Jaedyn Ledesma.

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, August 11, 2020

City of Wellington will be having ‘Free Chlorine Burnout’ from Aug. 13 to Aug. 27… What does that mean?

Free Chlorine Burnout, August 13 – August 27

Why are we temporarily switching from chloramines to free chlorine?

Chloramine is a very stable and long-lasting disinfectant in water systems. As a maintenance activity to optimize the water quality of the distribution system, the water plant will switch to free chlorine for disinfection for a period of about one month, or until the distribution system has been completely flushed for the following reasons:  Remove any biofilm and bacteria from the water distribution system pipes;  Reduce the formation of nitrates and nitrites (nitrification);  Reduce any taste and odor complaints;  This maintenance process is recommended by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). After distribution system flushing is completed, the water plant will resume disinfection utilizing chloramines.

During this maintenance process, is the water safe to drink and use?

Darrell Bruner, 83, Caldwell: April 20, 1937 – Aug. 8, 2020

Darrell Bruner

Darrell Arthur Bruner, 83, died on Saturday, August 8, 2020, at his home near Renfrow, Okla. A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 12, at Assembly of God, Caldwell.

Darrell was born April 20, 1937, in Enid, Okla. to Arthur and Alice Bruner. He grew up west of Renfrow, on a farm, attending first grade at District #30. He started school at Caldwell in the second grade and graduated with the Class of 1955. Subsequently, he began pursuing a degree in Agricultural Education at Friends University, Wichita. While at Friends, he was the president of the Singing Quakers, played trombone in the brass ensemble, and was elected junior class vice-president. After two years at Friends, he transferred to Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, where he was a member of Farmhouse Fraternity, Warner Fellowship, and Collegiate FFA. Darrell graduated OSU in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Education.

Help wanted: Firefighter/paramedic or Firefighter/EMT

Help wanted: Firefighter/paramedic or EMT.

The Wellington Fire & EMS Department is accepting applications for Firefighter/Paramedic or Firefighter/EMT.  Applicants must be currently certified as an Emergency Medical Technician.  Applicants must be a certified Firefighter I or the ability to obtain that certification within 12 months.   Applicants must attend a physical ability test or a current CPAT will be accepted.  Interviews and physical ability test will be scheduled shortly after the application deadline.   Firefighter/EMT applicants will be required to attend paramedic class 1 year after hire.  A paramedic scholarship from the department is available. Starting annual salary for a Firefighter/Paramedic is $41,569 and for Firefighter/EMT is $35,744 this does not include FLSA overtime.  Salary step increase after 6 months and 1 year.

Wellington Fire & EMS employs 19 full-time personnel and one administrative staff.  The department responds on an average to 2000 EMS calls and 1300 fire calls annually.  Staff work 24-hour shifts and must reside within 20 miles of the fire station within 6 months.

The City of Wellington offers KP& F retirement, 10 paid holidays, vacation, Christmas savings plan, sick time incentive, health insurance and opportunities for overtime.

Apply and review the position requirements, at    Application deadline is August 21, 2020 at 5 p.m.

Contact Tim Hay at 620 326-7443 with any questions concerning this position.

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