Daily Archives: October 13, 2021

Wellington School Board Roundup: Oct. 11, 2021

Submitted to Sumner Newscow — Below is a roundup from the October 11t, 2021 Board of Education Meeting. The complete agenda can be found at USD A replay of the live stream of the meeting can be found on the USD 353 website. Please note that this is only a summary to provide a timely recap of each BOE meeting. Approved minutes posted by the Board Clerk can be found at under the Board of Education tab. 

Discussion Items:
E-Gaming Presentation 

Dr. Kristy Custer and Dr. Michael Russell from the High School Esports League, were present to give information on E-sports to the Wellington school board. The district is interested in starting an ESports League. ESports is a growing extracurricular activity that can promote a school connection outside of academics. This can provide opportunities for student involvement at middle and high school. 

Dr. Custer was the Principal and Dr. Russell was a teacher at the alternative high school in Maize where they implemented an Esports League. They saw the positive impacts on their students immediately after implementation including: 

Kennedy fifth grader Lily McGuire wins the county spelling bee

Lily McGuire wins the 2021 Sumner County Spelling Bee. Organizer Cindy Tracy is also pictured. 

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Spelling the word “ancestors,” Kennedy fifth grade student Lily McGuire became the 2021 Sumner County Spelling Bee Champion at the Wellington High School auditorium today.

Using a slow, deliberate style to her spelling of the words, McGuire survived the ninth round to defeat 29 other elementary and middle school students. McGuire will now advance to the Sunflower State Spelling Bee to be held sometime in March. Last year’s Sumner County winner, Wellington Middle Schooler Melanie Jayroe, placed sixth in the state-wide competition.

Wellington golfer Kasiah Richmond named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week

Kasiah Richmond

Richmond at the Wellington Golf Invitational.

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Kasiah Richmond, a junior for the Wellington girls golf team, has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week.

Richmond qualified for her second consecutive 4A state tournament by shooting a 104 at the Chanute Regional Monday afternoon and placing 10th. She helped her team place fifth – which finished just two strokes from qualifying as a team.

For her effort, Richmond is the recipient of a large delicious Big Cheese Pizza at 324 N. Washington.

J.P. Weigand: Check out this wonderful home at 600 W. Elm St. in Oxford

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Two acres on the edge of town! If quality is what you’re looking for, you’ve come to the right place. Custom-built home and 40×40 shop building on nearly two acres in the city limits of Oxford. On the edge of town and sitting on a corner lot, this home was built in 2000 and features a split bedroom plan with all the extras. Upon entering the front foyer area you will enjoy the vaulted ceilings in the living room as well as the openness of the living room to the kitchen.  Click here for more details. 

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Andrew Thomas Jayroe, 37, Harper: Dec. 13, 1983 – Oct. 8, 2021

Andrew Jayroe

Andrew Thomas Jayroe was born on December 13, 1983 in Harper, to Thomas Stephen and Barbara Jean (Ellis) Jayroe.  Harper is where the family made their home.

Having worked at McDonald’s in Anthony for some time, Andy had become a manager.  This is where he met Linda Lorraine Hill.  They moved to Wellington in early 2009 and continued to work for McDonald’s there.  Andy and Linda were married April 3, 2010, and to this union was born four children: Melanie, Xavier, Kaden, and Dante.

Becoming a CNA and a Home Health Aide, Andy started working in health care, working at Botkin Care and Rehab, Wellington Health and Rehab, and then Sumner Community Hospital.  He loved working at the hospital until it suddenly closed in early 2020.  Back in fast food, Andy went to work for Sonic as a cook.

Wellington Police Notes: Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021

Wellington Police notes: Tuesday, October 12, 2021

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