Daily Archives: October 5, 2021

Computer E-Waste Collection Day to be held at Wellington Recycling Center on Oct. 9

Sumner Newscow report — There will be a Computer E-Waste Collection Day at the Wellington Recycling Center on Oct. 9 from 9 a.m. to noon.

The city is collecting ONLY unwanted, working, and non-working electronic devices — computers, laptops, networking, LED monitors, servers, cables, and plugs.

They will not be accepting CRT monitors, TVs, microwaves, or printers.

For more information about the operating hours, please contact Jeremy Jones, Public Works Director, at 620-326-7831.

Sumner County Court Docket: Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following is a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.

These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 


Wellington’s Cope Henry is named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Cope Henry

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Cope Henry, a 170-pound junior for the Wellington High School football team, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

Henry had a sensational game in Wellington’s thrilling 13-12 victory over Rose Hill Friday night. He rushed for 124 yards on 14 carries including a 44-yard touchdown run early in the third quarter. He also had three catches for 34 yards. Defensively, he had five tackles including three unassisted and an interception.

Henry vs. Rose Hill last Friday.

For his effort, Henry receives a large free delicious Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington.

Sumner County Commissioner minutes – Sept. 27 and Sept. 28

Sumner Newscow report — The following is the Sumner County Commissioner minutes for Sept. 27 and Sept. 28, 2021

September 27, 2021 – 9 a.m.

The Board of County Commissioners met in regular session in the Commission Room of the Sumner County Courthouse.  Those present were Vice-Chairman Jim Newell and Commissioner John Cooney.  Chairman Steve Warner was absent.  Also present was County Clerk Debra A. Norris and 80th House Representative Bill Rhiley.

The Commission reviewed and unanimously approved the minutes of September 20 and 21.

Maintenance Director Joe Struble provided departmental updates.

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Oct. 4, 2021

Wellington Police notes: Monday, October 04, 2021

Paul Ledesma, 61, Wellington: Jan. 30, 1960 – Oct. 3, 2021

Paul Ledesma

Paul A. Ledesma died unexpectedly following heart surgery on October 3, 2021, at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita at the age of 61.

He was born the son of Alex P. and Peggy A. (Connick) Ledesma on January 30, 1960, in Wellington. At the age of 3, he moved to California where he graduated from Hawthorne High School and later from El Camino Community College. Following college, Paul returned back to Kansas where he has resided since.

Once back in Kansas, Paul and his father owned and operated the Commodore Club in downtown Wellington for many years. After the closing of the club, he started a career in the aviation industry and worked for many years at Clark Manufacturing and was currently employed at GKN Aerospace in Wellington. As a young man, sports was a very important part of Paul’s life. As an adult, he stayed involved with sports by becoming both a referee and coach. Paul was particularly fond of his time coaching in South Haven.

Martin R. Anderson, 65, Haysville: Aug. 17, 1956 – Sept. 26, 2021

Marty Anderson

Martin R. Anderson, 65, of Haysville, died on Sunday, September 26, 2021.  Marty was born in Wichita, to Donald Earl and Joyce (Edwards) Anderson and moved to Wellington in 1965 where he graduated from Wellington Senior High class of 1974.

Marty enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was based in California until his honorable discharge in 1978.  Marty then moved to Wichita, where he met his wife Debra where they would lovingly raise three children and make way for five grandchildren.

Marty worked primarily in the aerospace and finished his career after over 25 years with Boeing.  He was a jokester and storyteller, well known for having something funny to say to almost anyone that came across his path.  Marty had the ability to fix almost anything and was always willing to lend a hand.  He will be greatly missed.

Daniel Scott Russ, 74, Milan: March 3, 1947 – Oct. 1, 2021

Dan Russ

After a long struggle with kidney failure and multiple medical issues, Daniel Scott Russ, age 74, died in Wichita at Wesley hospital. He is survived by his sister Tamara Jean (Russ) Pontious and husband Rick of Milan, Kans. sister in law Christina Russ of Colby, nephew Dallas Pontious and wife Sandra of Milan, nephews Austin Russ of Colby Ashton Russ of Colorado Springs, Colo., two nieces Allyanne Russ of Colby and Abigayil Russ of Kansas City, Mo., three great-nieces Lakin, Ember, and Kamry Pontious of Milan, two great-nephews Waylon and Wyatt Nichols of Colby and other family and friends.  He was preceded in death by grandparents Louie and Margaret Muhlenbruch, parents Bruce and Evelyn (Muhlenbruch) Russ, two brothers, Randy Russ of Colby and Ronn Russ of Houston, Texas.

Dan Russ was born on March 3, 1947, in Wichita. He attended school there through the second grade. After that, the family moved to Milan where all four children were raised on a small family farm. Dan attended Milan School and later the Argonia School system. He loved the game of basketball and played at Argonia. Beginning his senior year he moved to Wichita to live with his grandparents, Louie and Margaret Muhlenbruch. There he attended East High School. His older brother, Ronn Russ, was playing in a band and needed a bass guitar player.  Directly, Ronn asked Dan to join the music band his senior year of high school.

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