Daily Archives: September 11, 2020

Wellington gets destroyed by Wichita Collegiate 56-3

Collegiate’s Wesley Fair scores touchdown in first quarter.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  It was like starting a once-in-a-lifetime road trip but having a flat tire about 10 miles out of town, while simultaneously running out of gas.

Wellington was destroyed by a better Wichita Collegiate team Friday night 56-3. As exciting as the home opener was, this one was not.

Collegiate built a 14-0 first-quarter lead and turned it into a 35-0 halftime advantage. The Spartans would add three touchdowns in the third quarter. Wellington would only score on the final play of the game when Jack Wright hit a 25-yard field goal. 

Live Twitter feed: Wellington vs. Collegiate, Sumner County scores

Weekly update (Sept. 11): Latest Sumner County COVID-19 case count update

Sumner Newscow report — Latest Sumner County COVID-19 Case count:


Sumner County has confirmed 160 positive cases: 137 recovered, 3 deaths, and 20 active.

Last week: 144 positive cases: 119 recovered, 3 deaths, and 22 active.

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KDHE FIGURES (Friday, Sept. 11): 156 in Sumner County (Up from 117 on August 28).

Sumner Newscow scoreboard…

Wellington Middle School

7th football: Wellington 32 Augusta 0

8th football: Wellington 38 Augusta 0

7th volleyball: Wellington A over Augusta 17-25, 25-19, 15-13.
Wellington B over Augusta 28-26, 22-25, 15-10.

8th volleyball: Wellington A over Augusta 25-22, 25-18.
Wellington B over Augusta 25-19, 25-15.

Wellington girls over Winfield – 9-3. Winners were: Kadynce Aufdengarten, Cruz Cornejo, Addie Hinshaw, Sawyer Parkey, Kira Worley, Jordan Koehn and Adalyn Rains.

Wellington High School

Space heater being blamed for house fire on 1405 North B this morning

Sumner Newscow report — A house fire this morning at 1405 North B in Wellington may have been caused by a space heater, according to a Wellington Fire Department press release.

At 9:57 a.m., The WFD responded to a fire call. Upon arrival, firefighters found a house with smoke coming from the roof area. The firefighters entered the structure with a hose line in search of the fire.

Another crew went to the roof. Crews eventually found a fire in the bedroom. Making access through the structure was difficult due to the excessive items. The fire was contained to the bedroom with smoke damage throughout the structure. Two cats in the bedroom were found to be dead. The house was deemed non-habitable.

The estimated loss to the house owned by Gene Calhoun was $3,500. There were no injuries.

James Bradfield, 87, Wichita: Aug. 23, 1933 – Sept. 9, 2020

James Bradfield

James E. Bradfield died on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his home in Wichita at the age of 87. He was born the son of Ezra Nathan and Martha Gay (McCready) Bradfield on August 23, 1933 in Harper. James attended schools in Harper and graduated from Harper High School in 1951. On March 24, 1952, James and Geneva Faye (Robertson) Bradfield were united in marriage in Wichita. Together they celebrated 68 years of marriage. James retired from Boeing Aircraft after a 32 year career. He enjoyed time spent with his family and especially enjoyed fishing and boating. James loved Wichita State University Shocker basketball and looked forward to his trips to the casinos and Las Vegas.

Survivors include his wife, Geneva Bradfield of Wichita; son, Ken Bradfield and his wife Rita of Argonia; son, Tim Bradfield and companion Rita Hanson of Blackwell, Oklahoma and Pratt, grandchildren: Valarie Criner and her husband Jared of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Bryan Bradfield and his wife Jerry of Blackwell, Oklahoma, Brandon Bradfield and his wife Cassie of Wichita; eight great-grandchildren and his best friend, Jack Mullins.

Ada Belle Rich, 86, Oxford: Dec. 27, 1933 – Sept. 10, 2020

Ada Rich

Ada Belle Rich, 86, of Oxford, died Thursday, September 10, 2020, at South Central Regional Medical Center.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, September 18 at the Oxford Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, September 17 with the family greeting friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Oxford Funeral Service. Memorial contributions may be made to Angel Flight Central, contributions may be left in the care of the Oxford Funeral Service – P.O. Box 123 Oxford, Kans. 67119.

Ada was born on December 27, 1933, in Akins, OK to parents Samuel and Ada (McCauley) Emberton, the family moved to Oxford when she was 10 and she attended Oxford Schools through high school. On January 15, 1950, she was united in marriage to the love of her life Paul Rich in Oxford. The family moved to California for 6-7 years where they farmed then moved back to Oxford and she started her nursing career in earnest.

CulturalCow: New Mulan lacks the strength of a coursing river and a great typhoon

Commentary by Devin McCue, Sumner Newcow —  Off-brand Legos, a 6-month membership to Quibi, my book… These are all things you can buy with $30 that will still be of better value than Disney’s Mulan.  Disney is hemorrhaging money on its would-be summer blockbuster and the reason isn’t just COVID-19 related for once.  Instead of opening this movie to plague-ridden movie theatres, the media giant knew they could extort $30 from a sizable portion of Disney+ users for “premium access” to its latest botchery of a children’s classic.

I’m not one to drag on Disney’s attempts to remake its catalog, in spite of the execution, I think it’s an admiral attempt to fix the problematic (and at times, outright racist) issues in the originals and a good way to introduce the stories to the next generation.  The problem is they keep fumbling their attempts.  It has nothing to do with wanting to be more politically correct but has everything to do with losing sight at what made the originals so groundbreaking.  If, for some reason, you still plan on watching this travesty, beware *spoilers below*.

The Goods

Sumner County preview: Belle Plaine has its hands full with Cheney coming to town… Conway Springs starts 1A play

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Week #2 offers up some intrigue for Sumner County teams, but none more so than Belle Plaine hosting Cheney.

Cheney at Belle Plaine

Some would argue the Belle Plaine season starts tonight. Yes, the Dragons destroyed Wichita Independent in week #1 49-0 in a game that ended at halftime.

But now Cheney comes to town, and the Cardinals are good. Cheney opened up with a 38-14 victory over Kingman in its season opener. The Cardinals eventually reached the Class 3A quarterfinals in 2019 losing to Andale 29-22.

The Dragons obviously have their work cut out for them. Cheney returns 25 lettermen from last season’s squad. Harrison Voth is their quarterback. He had 686 yards and six passing touchdowns in 2019 and rushed for 859 yards. However, Cheney may not be as good as last year’s team because Riley Petz, a Kansas Shrine Bowl selection and K-State football walk-on, is no longer on the team. Cheney is listed in “others” in the latest 3A poll,

Conway Springs at Whitewater-Remington

Wellington school board public meeting minutes: Sept. 14 , 2020

Sumner Newscow report — The Wellington School board will be meeting Monday, Sept. 15 at 7 p.m. This meeting is closed for in-person attendance. However, it can be live-streamed. A link for the meeting will be provided before the meeting on the USD 353 website here.

USD 353 Wellington Board of Education Agenda – September 14, 2020 7 p.m.

  • 1.1  Call to Order
  • 1.2  Pledge of Allegiance
  • 1.3  Roll Call

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Wellington Humane Society to hold Bingo’s Market

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