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Blackwell police logs May 12-15

The following information is provided by Blackwell police. At 5:29 a.m. police received a report of juveniles breaking into vehicles oe block behind Shepherd’s on Main. Officers were unable to locate. At 7:42 a.m. police contacted the game warden for a report of a baby owl found in Braman.
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U.S. 77 North From Winfield To Be Surfaced; Expect Delays

Work will start soon on surfacing of a 10-mile section of U.S. 77 in Cowley County. The Kansas Department of Transportation project involves what’s known as an ultrathin bonded asphalt surfacing. It will be applied to U.S. 77 from the Winfield north city limits to the junction with K-15.
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Frontier students participate in Boys State

Tonkawa American Legion Post #71 in partnership Frontier High School has selected the 2022 Boys State delegates and appreciates the sponsorship made possible by Exchange Bank & Trust of Perry, Oklahoma. The Oklahoma American Legion Boys State will be in person May 28-June 4. New this year is the change in location and Boys State will be happening on the campus of Rogers State University,…
Wellington Daily News

Treasures Spied at the Glass Museum

Several Wellington Elementary School 5th Grade classes toured the National Depression Glass Association (NDGA) Glass Museum to learn more about vintage, American-made glassware manufactured during the Depression Era. In addition to introducing students to Depression Era glass, the curriculum shared by NDGA President Pam Meyer and written by Barbara E....

Ponca City police logs May 16

The following information is provided by Ponca City police. 12:04 a.m. Osage County advised of a vehicle stolen from Osage Casino. The white 2006 white Dodge Ram was later recovered at 508 N. Oak. At 7:48 a.m. police took a report on a stolen vehicle in the 200 block of...
Wellington Daily News

WHS Baseball Senior Night

WHS Crusader’s #3 Grady Norris and #11 Keaton Hartman catch Mulvane’s Kaiden Abasolo in a pickle during Game 2. Photo by Rhonda Newberry. Wellington High School baseball Seniors #7 Rylan Biles, son of Tyler Biles and Brandi and Jacob Peterson, #6 Kaiden Hernandez, son of Phillip and Maria Hernandez, #14 Logan Swingle, son of Brent and Abby Swingle, #24 Blake McCreary, son of Tyson Long and Amanda McCreary and #10 Korbin Jones, son of Robert and Shanyn Jones, honored their loved ones during Senior Night. All photos by Rhonda Newberry.
Journal Tribune

Tourism brings gigantic American flag mural to Main

Curious Blackwell residents might have noticed MainStreet’s latest colorful addition on a grain silo next to the Farmer’s Co-Op Elevator: a gigantic barn quilt-style interpretation of the American flag. But how exactly did it come to be?. “We are incredibly excited to welcome the talents of Simon Williams,...

Augusta soccer shuts out Winfield in playoff opener

AUGUSTA – There was not much doubt after a few minutes were played at Hillier Stadium. The Augusta girls soccer team immediately established possession and a relentless attack and it paved the way to an 8-0 win over the Winfield Vikings. The Orioles (9-7) advanced in the 4-1A playoffs where they will host Buhler (9-7-1) on Thursday at 6:00pm.
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Local author Jamie McGuire hosts book signing Friday

The Blackwell Public Library will host its first book signing of the summer Friday with Jamie McGuire, a best-selling romance writer who has published several stories, including the “Happenstance” books, which take place in Blackwell. The signing will begin at 2 p.m. at the library, 123 W. Padon...
Wellington Daily News

Crusaders baseball team continues to improve heading into postseason

The Crusaders might have dropped the final two games of the season against the Mulvane Wildcats at Hibbs-Hooten Field on Wednesday, but it did not take any of the shine off their 2022 season, now entering its final stage, the postseason. Wellington nearly tripled their win total from last year,...

Annual Tax Resale set for June 13 in Newkirk

NEWKIRK — The Kay County Treasurer’s office will be holding the annual Tax Resale on Monday, June 13 at the Kay County Administration Building, 219 S Main, Newkirk, beginning at 9 a.m. “This sale will be for property that is being sold for several years of delinquent tax...

45th Annual Nardin Heritage Day is May 28th

The 45th Annual Nardin Heritage Day is less than two weeks away. Events begin around 9:00 am on Saturday May 28th starting with turtle races and then the parade begins at 10:30. The public is invited to watch the parade or bring your vehicle, horses, tractors, bicycles or whatever you...

Po-Hi graduates establish scholarship opportunities at NOC

TONKAWA — Northern Oklahoma College will award 10 scholarships, each valued at $1,000 to Ponca City students this fall. Ponca City High School graduates and Northern Oklahoma College alumni William W. Phelps and Dorotha L. (Susie) Bristow are amending their endowment to the NOC Foundation to begin offering scholarships to qualified Po-Hi graduates attending NOC Tonkawa this fall semester. Even though they now reside in the Dallas, Texas area, the couple decided to give back to the community where they grew up.

Road work to start soon on surfacing U.S. 77 north of Winfield

— Work will start soon on the surfacing of a 10-mile section of U.S. 77 in Cowley County. The Kansas Department of Transportation project involves what’s known as an ultrathin bonded asphalt surfacing. It will be applied to U.S. 77 from the Winfield north city limits to the junction with K-15.

Court date set in child abuse case

NEWKIRK — A status docket is set in Kay County District Court for Jorge Luis Matamoros Sr., 31, Lake Charles, La. Matamoros is facing a felony charge of child abuse that was filed on April 21. Ponca City police report that Matamoros is accused of choking a 7-year-old in...
Wellington Daily News

Celebrating Nurturing Connections

National Skilled Nursing Home week was a big hit here in Wellington. Both homes worked together to create a fun filled week for their residents. Established in 1967, NSNHW was created to bring awareness to efforts of nursing homes that provide great care. This year’s theme was Creating and Nurturing...
Wellington Daily News

Wanda L. Thornton

Wanda L. Thornton, formerly of Wellington, Kansas passed away at her home in Winfield, Kansas on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at the age of 94. She was born the daughter of Leslie and Faye (Haskins) Brachear on November 6, 1927 in Arkansas City, Kansas. Wanda and James D. Thornton were united in marriage on September 25, 1949 in Winfield, Kansas. They shared 24 years together before his tragic death in 1973. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from the William Newton Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in Winfield.

Wellington boys tennis team are Big Cheese Athletes of the Week

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Class 4A fourth-place winning Wellington boys tennis team has been named Big Cheese Athlete of the Week. Jax Cornejo, Hunter Wholey, Carson Rademacher, Justin Norris, Jack Wright and Banks Hinshaw were named Big Cheese Athletes of the Week for finishing in the top four of the Class 4A State Tennis Tournament in Winfield last weekend. Cornejo finished fourth in singles. He won his first two state matches putting him into the championship semifinals. He would lose to Buhler’s Davian Spies, who went on to win the state championship.