Daily Archives: September 2, 2020

Wellington girls tennis team sees tough competition in home opening tournament

Cali Hatfield at No. 2 doubles. Above, Lyric Cornejo at No. 1 doubles.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington girl varsity tennis team has been one of the most storied programs not only at WHS but across the state of Kansas. So it says a lot about the competition when the Crusaders placed fourth out of four teams.

Wellington opened its 2020 campaign at its home courts Sellers Park yesterday and finished behind the competition. Buhler won the event with 22 points. Goddard Eisenhower scored 20, Conway Springs 13, and Wellington 5.

“It was a very tough tournament yesterday,” said Brian Aufdengarten, Wellington head girls tennis coach. “Buhler was a state runner-up as a team last year. Conway Springs was third as State, and Goddard Ike is much improved. But we got a couple of wins and had some very close matches.” 

Martin Johnson, 91, formerly of Argonia: March 12, 1929 – August 31, 2020

Martin Johnson

Martin E. Johnson, 91, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, died August 31, 2020. Martin was born on a farm outside Argonia, son of Alfred and Maggie (Martin) Johnson. He attended Argonia schools and graduated from Argonia High School in 1947.

After attending Friends University for a year, he graduated from The Wichita University in 1951 in Business Administration and became a C.P.A. in 1953. Following three years of employment with Arthur Young & Co., he joined the Wichita Eagle Newspaper in 1954. After serving in various capacities he retired from the Wichita Eagle-Beacon Newspaper in 1992 as Chief Financial Officer. Martin married his high school sweetheart, Rozella Stephens on September 4, 1949, and they enjoyed 60 years of happy marriage before her passing October 8, 2009.

Wednesday morning Sumner Newscow scoreboard…


Varsity: Wellington over Mulvane: 25-20, 24-26, 25-20
Clearwater over Wellington 25-15, 25-15. (Crusaders are 3-2).
Junior varsity: Wellington over Mulvane: 25-21, 26-24.
Clearwater over Wellington: 19-25, 25-n/a, 26-24. (WHS JV is 1-1).

Belle Plaine over Chaparral 25-20, 25-19.
Belle Plaine over Caldwell 25-6, 26-8.
Belle Plaine over Medicine Lodge 25-15, 25-9 (Dragons are 3-0).

Hesston over Conway Springs 25-16, 25-12, 23-25, 25-18.

Fairfield over South Haven 23-25, 25-14, 25-15.
Little River over South Haven 25-19, 25-9.
Udall over South Haven 25-21, 25-12.


Winfield homicide suspect returned to Kansas to face charges

Sumner Newscow report – The Kansas Bureau of Investigation obtained an arrest warrant for a suspect connected to the Dec. 2019 death of 32-year-old Gabriel Luna in Winfield. The suspect returned to Kansas on Sunday to face charges.

Gabriel Luna was shot Dec. 18, 2019 while in his apartment at 1711 Fowler on the campus of Southwestern College in Winfield, Kan. He died from his injuries two days later in a Wichita hospital. The Winfield Police Department asked the KBI to assist in the investigation on Dec. 31, 2019.

Deuntae M. Markham, 21, of Wichita, was arrested by the San Francisco Police Department in downtown San Francisco, Calif., on Aug. 3. Then, on Sunday, Aug. 30, when extradition proceedings concluded, Markham was returned to Kansas, and booked into the Cowley County Jail.

WRC presents afternoon remote learning camp

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, September 1, 2020

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