Daily Archives: November 11, 2021

Sumner preview: Conway Springs goes into Inman as overwhelming underdogs

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Rarely will Conway Springs go into a football game as significant of an underdog as it will when it travels to Inman for the Class 1A sectional quarterfinals Friday night at 7 p.m. 

Inman is the No. 2 ranked team in the state and has yet to be challenged. 

During the regular season, the Teutons allowed just one field goal in their first seven games, outscoring their opponents, get this, 360-3. When they finally played an opponent that appeared to be a worthy competitor, they defeated perennial stalwart Smith Center 38-15. 

Then after the Teutons got a bye, they beat Oakley 54-16 last week – the same team they lost to in last year’s semifinals 9-0. 

VFW to provide to-go Thanksgiving meal on Sunday, Nov. 21

by Amber Countryman, Sumner Newscow — As Thanksgiving approaches, many families are preparing to meet, perhaps for the first time in a long time as the COVID-19 health pandemic restrictions are slowly lifted.

Although things may look a little different due to COVID, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #881 in Wellington is still planning to serve a free to-go Thanksgiving meal to the community. The meal is free and open to the public. You don’t have to be a member of the VFW Post to receive a meal.

Beginning at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 21, free to-go only Thanksgiving meals will be served at the VFW Post until the food runs out. Those wishing to partake in the meal need to pull into the parking lot and remain in their vehicle.

Clifford – The Big Red Dog playing at the Wellington Regent

Playing at the Wellington Regent: Clifford – The Big Red Dog.

Movie Schedule:
Thursday-Friday, 4 and 7 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.
All children will have a chance to win CLIFFORD THE BIG RED DOG books!!!

Wellington USD 353 to begin district restructuring discussions – town hall meeting set for Nov. 17

Sumner Newscow report — The following is a press release issued through the USD 353 district office:


“USD 353 Administration is set this month to begin discussions with stakeholders regarding the restructuring of the USD 353 school district. According to Superintendent Adam Hatfield, one of the reasons district restructuring is needed is due to declining enrollment. 

“The district has been on a downward trend in enrollment numbers over the past 12 years due to the declining population,” he says. This has caused a discrepancy in class sizes across the district. In 2010, USD 353 enrollment was 1,638 students and currently, in 2021, enrollment is 1,421 students. 

Wellington pays honors to its U.S. Veterans with annual program salute

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — One could argue, the annual Veteran’s Day program at the Wellington High School, is just as much about the kids as it is the Veterans.

Oh, it is all about the Veterans, who served this country. But, it is also about the kids learning the valuable sacrifices these Veterans endured.

After a year hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the Wellington High School auditorium was filled once again to capacity for the annual Veteran’s Day program. The room was filled with Veterans, veteran supporters, teachers, and the Wellington student body.

Casimiro Campa

Vietnam War Veteran Casimiro Campa, who served with the U.S. Navy, was the featured speaker of the event. He was introduced by Jim Valentine, a fellow Vietnam War vet for the U.S. Army.

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