Sumner County, KS

Important election information for the upcoming primary election

Sumner County election officials want to remind you of several important dates associated with the upcoming election scheduled for Aug. 2.The filing deadline for candidates is 12 p.m. on June 1. The last day to change political parties is June 10 by noon. Voter registration closes at 5 p.m. on July 12. Advance by mail begins on July 13 and the last day to mail in ballots is July 26 when advance in-person voting begins. Advance in-person voting ends at 12 p.m. on Aug. 1. The primary election wil...
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Wichita Man Sentenced For Woman’s Death

A Wichita man has been sentenced to more than 22 years in prison in connection with the disappearance and death of a Sedgwick County woman in April 2020. Fifty-year old Robert Bruce Mans Junior of Wichita was sentenced in Marion County District Court to 228 months in a Kansas Department of Corrections facility on one count of voluntary manslaughter, and 43 months for one count of aggravated battery.
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Spice Up Your Life: Meat is ‘naan’ essential for this potato and chickpea curry

Quite a number of years ago, when we put our house on the market, our realtor gave us some tips for keeping our home ready for showings.In addition to keeping things clean and organized, he encouraged us to pin back the curtains for plenty of natural light and begged us to take a break from cooking anything that would have strong, lingering smells. Specifically, he said we should stay away from curry.I thought about that this week when I decided to try a vegan curry recipe I found online. Perso...

Guest column: Snakes on the plains

I recently saw my first copperhead of the year while out trying to catch some pre-spawn bass at a farm pond. Initially I thought it was a snapping turtle poking its head above the water before I caught a glimpse of the telltale oscillation of the more sinister reptile.As is usually the case when I encounter a serpent in the wild, the old adage that it’s just as afraid of me as I am of it proved laughably false. If that held true, the two-foot reptile would have turned around when the first rock...

Sumner Track Preview: Wellington girls, Caldwell’s Keondre Smith, Conway Springs jumpers could be highly successful this weekend

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newcow — Eleven Wellington athletes will be participating in the Kansas State Track and Field Championships in Wichita this weekend at Wichita State University’s Cessna Stadium. The events will stretch over a two-day span. Athletes from Caldwell, South Haven, Argonia, Oxford, Belle Plaine and...
Wellington Daily News

Sumner City, The City that Almost Was, Pt 1

When you mention Sumner City most people either say – what was it, where was it, or what happened to it?. The first building erected in Sumner County in 1865 was the log ranch house of Degola and Caddo, which was used as a stock waystation and trading post along the Chisholm Trail. This was where Jesse Chisholm or other travelers on the trail could stop, exchange horses and get a few supplies before moving on. The location of the Degola Caddo Ranch just happened to be near the geographical center of newly formed Sumner County.