Elba Elizabeth Charlene Cooney: Sept. 13, 1924 – Oct. 22, 2012

ImageElba Elizabeth Charlene (McVay) Cooney, of Wellington, Kansas, passed away Monday, October 22, 2012 at Good Samaritan Society in Winfield, Kansas at the age of 88.

Elba was born the Daughter of Merton McVay and Mabel (Nelson) McVay on September 13, 1924 in Braman, Oklahoma. Continue reading


Centenarian Gladys Jean Armstrong: March 9, 1908 – Oct. 2, 2012

ImageGladys Jean Armstrong, age 104, passed away Sunday morning, October 21, 2012 at her home in Wellington, KS.  She retired as co-owner of Gambrill Hardware Store.

Gladys Jean (Brown) Armstrong was born on March 9, 1908 in Oxford Township, Kansas to Robert Charles and Honora “Mabel” (Tate) Brown.   Continue reading

Jerry Dean Mortimer: March 23, 1942 – Oct. 20, 2012

ImageJerry Dean Mortimer, age 70, passed away Saturday evening, October 20, 2012 at his home in Milan, KS.  He was a retired machinist and an avid gardner.

 Jerry Dean Mortimer was born on March 23, 1942 near Milan, KS to William Rollie Mortimer and Sarah (Bishop) Mortimer.  He graduated from Argonia High School in 1960.

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William “Ralph” Knisley: June 10, 1918 – Oct. 20, 2012

ImageWilliam “Ralph” Knisley, age 94, passed away late Saturday evening, October 20, 2012 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, KS.  He was a retired farmer and a former welder at Oxwell, Boeing, and Midwest.

William “Ralph” Knisley was born on June 10, 1918 in Perth, KS to William Clayton Knisley and Valla (Akers) Knisley.

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Sunday blog: How the KDOT decides what is best for travelers on U.S. 160

Tracy McCue

Commentary by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — We had an interesting debate in the comment section of our Sumner Newscow main site after the unfortunate automobile rollover at McDonalds on U.S. 160 and Boundary Monday.

Luckily, no one was significantly hurt. But it did look gristly enough to get people talking. Instinctively, people look for solutions. It’s human nature.

Some think stop lights are essential especially at either the McDonald’s, Wal-Mart and/or the Wellington High School intersections. Some seem to think reducing the speed limit is required.  Continue reading

Last week for Chisholm Trail Museum art exhibit… Hurry!

by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County residents still have an opportunity to visit perhaps the greatest collection of art in years from local artists, both dead and alive, at the Chisholm Trail Museum in Wellington. 

The special exhibit called “A Brush with the Past” – celebrates the paintings of artists who have Sumner County ties. The exhibit will run through Oct. 28, Monday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. at the building once known as Hatcher Hospital at 502 North Washington.  Continue reading

Wellington police notes: Friday, Oct. 19- Sunday, Oct. 21

Wellington Police Notes for Friday, Oct. 19, 2012 to Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 Continue reading