Daily Archives: September 4, 2020

Sumner Newscow week #1 football live tweet

2020 Wellington City hydrant city testing schedule

Sumner Newscow report — The following is the schedule for the 2020 Fire Hydrant testing.  The schedule will be followed as close as possible.  At times, due to unforeseen circumstances, changes to the schedule will be necessary.  Announcements for any changes will be made as soon as possible.  Hydrant testing will start on Sunday Sept.13 and will continue on weekdays only until all of the hydrants are tested.

Crews will be trying to keep the water as clear as possible.  Some “dirtying” of the water may occur in the area that is being tested.  The possibility exists for adjacent areas to receive some of the “dirty” water also.

Sept. 13 – Sept. 18, 2020:

Downtown hydrants from 2nd to 9th on Washington

City of Wellington newsletter: Sept. 4, 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The latest City of Wellington newsletter can be read here

Help wanted: City of Wellington Sanitation-Landfield Supervisor

Help wanted: Sanitation-Landfield Supervisor.

The City of Wellington is accepting applications for the Sanitation-Landfill Supervisor which is responsible for the supervision and operations of the refuse collection services, transfer station, construction and demolition landfill, and the City recycling center.  High School diploma/GED. required, college coursework in Bus. Management, Environmental Science preferred with equivalent education/experience considered.  Ks. Driver’s License needed with CDL required in 6 months and Household Hazardous Waste certification within 18 months.  Positive attitude, self-starters with Supervisory experience encouraged to apply.  Please apply at, Employment tab by 5 p.m., September 18, 2020.   EOE, Drug-free environment,  Salary range is $19.72 to $30.22 DOQ w/ benefits.

Friday Sumner Newscow scoreboard…

WHS Girls Golf

Augusta Invitational (Thurs.) — Team results: 1. Andover 181, 2. Bishop Carroll 186, 3. Andover Central 194, 4. Wellington 203, 5. Circle 210, Valley Center 210, 7. Augusta 213. 8. Wichita Trinity – no team score.

Individuals: Payton Ginter 39, Kasiah Richmond 52, Leanna Herring 55, Elly DeJarnett 57, Laney Dillon 62. Ginter placed third behind Shawna Lee of Andover Central who shot a 36, and Keira Ronsick of Bishop Carroll with a 38.

Sumner County Cross Country


Boys 5000 meter

City of Wellington responds to concern over utility bill charges for August

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a statement from the City of Wellington office concerning the recent city utility bills:


The City of Wellington has received a number of calls regarding the most recent or August utility bills being higher than expected.  This is due to the July billing period usage having to be estimated for 1 of the 2 billing zones in the city.  This was due to a significant staff shortage, which was previously reported, due to COVID-19 and quarantine requirements impacting the City’s Administration Center including the Utility Billing and City Clerk’s offices. 

Wellington Police Chief: People cannot block the sidewalks on 9th Street

Editor’s note: A previous headline was not correct. People can congregate outside the stadium. They just can’t block the 9th Street sidewalk.

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a press statement by Wellington Police Chief Tracy Heath:


“With the upcoming Wellington High School Football game, slated for Friday, September 4, 2020, and the limited FAN participation, Wellington PD is anticipating a ‘fairly large’ number of fans along the 9th Street and Cherry Street area outside of the football stadium……

Due to ADA compliance, WPD will not allow the sidewalk along the 9th Street side to be blocked….WPD will also not allow any type of “structure” to be constructed along the 9th Street area and/or along the grass area of Cherry Street.  Good Luck, Crusaders. “

Several ways to keep up with Crusader football game tonight…

Sumner Newscow report — It’s Friday Night Football. Unless you are some of the lucky few and got a ticket, you won’t be able to see the Clearwater at Wellington game in person. But there are plenty of ways to follow the action.

•As always Sumner Newscow will be live-tweeting the play-by-play of the Wellington game and update you on scores of the other Sumner County games. Follow us on We will also have it linked on this site. But expect delays.

•The game will be live-streamed on the NFHS website. Just click here. This live-stream is available only for home games. People will need to find the host school sites online in the coming weeks when the Crusaders are on the road.

• For the second year ICT Radio will be calling the game with the help of a couple of Wellington Middle School students. It will be broadcasted on its station and the new Crusader Radio Station. You can click here and here. You can also download an app for your smartphone by linking on to ICT Radio site. 

Garage sales this week…

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for the weekend of Sept. 4-6, 2020. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! 

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, September 3, 2020

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