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Wellington Police weekend report: Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26, 2022

Wellington Police weekend report: Friday, June 24 – Sunday, June 26, 2022:. •2:25 a.m. Officers responded to an animal call in the 100 block W. 15th St, Wellington. •2:39 a.m. Officers investigated suspicious activity in the area of Michigan Ct., Wellington. •5:15 a.m. Zachariah D. Brown, 36, Wellington, was...
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Two injured in crash involving trailer in western Sedgwick Co.

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) - Two people were injured, one critically, in a crash involving a semi tractor trailer and a pickup in western Sedgwick County. The crash happened around 10:20 a.m. Saturday at W. 23rd St. South and 263rd St. West in Garden Plain. One person was pinned in a vehicle, but dispatch confirmed that the person was extracted from the vehicle.
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Kansas Cannons baseball inch closer to first half title

AUGUSTA – The Kansas Cannons made quite a splash a year ago, capturing the season-ending SummerBall Showdown championship. Only three players returned this year from that team, yet the Cannons have clinched at least a tie for the league’s first-half title after a 4-2 victory Sunday night over the Wellington Heat – the Cannons’ 12th straight win, which gives them a two-game lead over the second-place Kansas Curve. The Curve (9-4) has three games remaining, including finishing out a suspended game.

4th of July Public Fireworks Display-Hargis Watershed

The 4th of July public fireworks display will be held at Hargis Watershed on Monday ~ July 4th, beginning at dusk. The fireworks will be discharged from the East end of the dam. The attached map shows the areas for parking in green. Parking locations may be modified in order...

Wellington sees 2.42 inches of rain early this morning

Sumner Newscow report — As most of us slept, quite a storm came through Wellington around 2 a.m. this morning. The community ended up getting 2.42 inches of rain. Here are the totals for the three rain gauges at the Community Collaborative, Rain, Hail and Snow Network:

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, June 27, 2022

•12:48 a.m. Officers responded to a juvenile problem in the 1000 block E. 16th St, Wellington. •3:51 p.m. Officers investigated identity theft in the 400 block S. Washington Ave., Wellington. •7:05 p.m. Officers assisted with a mental subject in the 200 block N. Washington Ave., Wellington. •7:09 p.m. Officers responded...

Wellington Humane Society’s Pet of the Week: Bonnie

This week’s pet is Bonnie. She is an almost 3-year-old albino reverse calico. You will quickly notice her beautiful coat! She was originally adopted from another shelter but had to be relinquished due to her owner’s deteriorating health. Bonnie is such a sweet girl and she’s now lonely! She can be timid, but she enjoys being a lap cat and would do best in a calmer setting. So she would make a wonderful companion in a single cat home, or with others like her.

Brooke Zimmerman is winner of a sewing machine

——— Brooke Zimmerman from the Buccaneers 4-H Club, was a winner of a free sewing machine donated on behalf of Sharon Taton’s Crafting Group in Wellington. 4-Hers were asked to enter to win the sewing machine by writing to the 4-H Program Development Committee about how they could use the machine and how it would help them in their Fiber Arts projects. Thank you to Sharon and her Crafting Group, for helping encourage growth in the 4-H program, and congratulations to our winner!

Sanitation Holiday Schedule-4th of July

Due to the observance of Independence Day on Monday ~ July 4th, the Landfill, Recycling Center and Compost Site will be closed. Monday’s refuse collection routes will be completed on Tuesday. Have a fun & safe 4th of July Holiday!

Wellington Sailfish wins final home meet against Twin Rivers

By Shannon Wilson, special to Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Sailfish held its final home meet of the season when it hosted the Twin Rivers Club Seahorses. While lightning from nearby storms caused many area swim meets to be called off last Tuesday, the Wellington Sailfish were able to navigate safely through their final home meet of the summer and dominated in the water against the Twin Rivers. With a team of only 12 Seahorses, TRC was no match for the 43 Sailfish, giving Wellington the win with a combined score of 423 to 49 (218 vs 19 for the girls, 205 to 30 for the boys).

What a night at Memorial Auditorium when Tracy Byrd came to town

Sumner Newscow report — If there is such a thing as country music ‘rockin’, it was the case at Memorial Auditorium Thursday evening. There was a good crowd at Memorial to see country artist Tracy Byrd. We will have more information from chamber officials later in the day concerning Wellington’s big evening.

Wellington council approves construction bid to link Worden Park to the city sewer system

By Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — On Tuesday, the Wellington City Council met to table votes until future meetings. In actuality, the council approved a major construction project at Worden Park, heard public hearings for two condemnation properties, and voted on a contentious purchase for the Heritage Park that is in development. That will be addressed in a future story.

The Slate Creek Relay (Great Race) is July 30… Officials say they need more teams

Sumner Newscow report — The 31st running of the Slate Creek Relay is set for Saturday, July 30 with race time scheduled at 5 p.m. in Wellington’s South Woods Park. The Wellington Chamber-sponsored event, commonly referred to as The Great Race, is a relay of over nine miles with 13 legs including sprint, distance and cross country runners, motocross, canoes, racing bicycles, and horses. Each team has 15 participants who must be at least 16 years old, with the average age of a team being 26 years or above.