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Phone: News: 620-326-0717. Advertising: 281-253-6171.

Address: P.O. Box 755, Wellington, Kans. 67152.

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Sumner Newscow LLC, i.e. is a locally owned website by Tracy and Tami McCue in Wellington, Kansas. Sumner Newscow is a sister website of, located in Winfield, Kans.

The Sumner Newscow website started operation on August 28, 2011. The website provides a plethora of locally written produced news, sports, commentary and local advertisements.


Tracy McCue- Sumner Newscow CEO/Publisher

Tracy “Cueball” McCue

Tracy McCue is an award winning news and sports writer. He has served as a former news and sports editor at five newspapers in the south-central Kansas area, and has been a contributing writer at selected magazines.

His professional career spans in four different states: Colorado, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Kansas. He also owns a local photography company called Kansas Outtakes Photography and Marketing at which has been in operation since 2005.

He and his wife, Tami, have lived in Wellington since 1992. They have three children: Devin, Allison and Quinn McCue.

Tracy McCue can be reached at: You can also reach him on his cell phone at 620-326-0717.


Pam Strader

Pam Strader

Pam Strader – Advertising Sales Rep.

Strader is our full time sales representative here to help you with any and all advertising needs.  She became associated with Sumner NewsCow as an Advertising Sales Representative in May, 2015. 

Strader can be reached at phone 281-253-6171 or email:

Strader is recently retired after over 34 years of employment with The Boeing Company in Wichita; Everett, Wash.; Renton, Wash.; and Houston, Texas. She completed her Boeing career on the Joint Boeing NASA International Space Station Program. While employed at Boeing, she worked in the Engineering Department performing tasks such as Engineering Work Transfer Packages, Engineering Data Work Statements, Drawing Quality Assurance, Organization Audit Team and Engineering Release.


Bobby Wilson – Advertising Sales Rep. 

Bobby Wilson

Bobby Wilson

Bobby Wilson also handles advertising sales for Sumner Newscow from Sumner Newscow’s inception.

Wilson is also a member of the Wellington Police Department and a former director of Sumner County DARE.

He can be reached at or give him a call at 316-516-2633.



James Jordan – News correspondent

James Jordan

James Jordan

Jordan left the Wellington Daily News in June 2015 to become the Wellington city correspondent for Sumner Newscow.

He is a native of east Tennessee, and has worked in Arkansas as a sports writer before moving to South Carolina in 1989 where he worked on Hilton Head Island as a sports editor, and then Columbia as a news editor.

He moved to Kansas in 2002, where he was a news editor at the Ark City Traveler. The past four years he has worked for Gatehouse Publishing in Newton; Ardmore, Okla.;  and the past two years at the Wellington Daily News.

He received a Masters Degree in Christian Education in 1995.Jordan will be writing Wellington City Council stories and working with news features.


Amber Countryman – News correspondent

Amber Countryman Schmitz

Amber Countryman Schmitz

Schmitz is our second correspondent and writes features and covers community events for Sumner Newscow.

Schmitz graduated from Caldwell High School in 1996. She earned her Associate of Arts degree in journalism from Cowley County Community College in 1998.

In the past, she worked as a news reporter and ad designer for the Anthony Republican, and also was lifestyles editor, office assistant and a stringer for the Wellington Daily News.

She also works at the Wellington Public Library and is a school crossing guard at Lincoln Elementary in Wellington.

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