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Daily Archives: October 12, 2021

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

Wellington Police notes: Monday, October 11, 2021

2022-23 Wellington High School football schedule released…

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by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington High School football schedule has been set in stone for the 2022 and 2023 seasons – barring that is another pandemic.

Wellington will be seeing its usual suspects in Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV. El Dorado moved down to DIV while Mulvane moved up to DIII. Subsequently, Mulvane will not be on the schedule, as far as the regular season is concerned.

A couple of eye-openers: Wellington will be hosting McPherson for the first time, maybe, ever next year. Circle returns for the first time since 2015. Many believe the Thunderbirds are a program on the rise. Wellington will continue its series with Labette County.

The Crusaders open the season at Andale. Look at it two ways: 1) What a bummer of an opening game or 2) at least we can get Andale out of the way early. Also, keep in mind the season opener is when our Dukes have some of our best games: at Andale in 2011 and at Collegiate in 2018.

Christopher Michael Johnson, 49, Wellington: Jan. 13, 1972 – Oct. 10, 2021

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Michael Johnson, age 49, a lifelong resident of Wellington, died Sunday, October 10, 2021, at his home.  He worked for BNSF Railroad for 24 years and retired as an Engineer.

Christopher was born on January 13, 1972, in Wellington to Eldon K. Johnson and Diana S. (Anderson) Johnson.  He graduated from WHS with the Class of 1990.

Christopher was a member of the Hillside Baptist Church.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, and spending time with his family. When Chris was in High School he earned a black belt in Taekwando. He was also an avid gamer.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eldon Johnson; uncle, Mike Anderson; and cousin, Billy Fry.

Latest Sumner County COVID-19 figures: Monday, Oct. 11, 2021

New numbers include 69 cases over seven days for a 9.85 per day average.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow – Things got slightly better this week with 69 new COVID-19 cases compared to 93 the week before for Sumner County according to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.

Everything else seems steady. The county is still in the red zone in both weekly new cases and vaccination rates and is 68th this week out of 105 counties as a high-risk county.

For more statistical COVID-19 numbers, click here.

Kasiah Richmond qualifies for the Class 4A state tournament for second consecutive year

Kasiah Richmond

Sumner Newscow report — Kasiah Richmond, a Wellington High School junior, has qualified for her second consecutive state tournament after finishing 10th in the Class 4A Chanute Girls Regional on Monday.

The Wellington girls golf team finished fifth — just missing qualifying as a team by two strokes. Winfield dominated the tournament with a 362. Fort Scott had a 438, Chanute 450 and Independence 453. (see full results below). The Crusader girls outshot Labette County at 466, Mulvane 505 and Parsons 543. Girard didn’t score as a team.

Richmond shot a 57 on the front nine, and 47 on the back for a 104 score. Kari Chapman of Fort Scott won the tournament shooting a 45.

Other Wellington results were:

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: Oct. 4 to Oct. 11, 2021

Sumner Newscow report — The Sumner County Sheriff Office report for Oct. 4 to Oct. 11, 2021 weekly jail bookings are as follows: 

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