Wellington Heat win 2016 opener

Create: 05/28/2016 - 21:34

The Wellington Heat 2016 baseball season began in blowout fashion for the home team, with a 15-4 win over the Valley Center Diamond Dawgs at Hibbs-Hooten Field on May 28.

Wellington jumped out to a four run lead after the first, crossing the plate five times thanks to a barrage of Heat bats. It was 5-1 Wellington after one.

They added two more in the third, four in the fifth, four in the seventh making the score 15-4 headed into the eighth. As a team Wellington had 16 hits, and no errors. Valley Center had five hits and two errors.

Avenue of Flags - 2016

Create: 05/28/2016 - 15:48

A large number of volunteers met at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington Saturday morning (May 28) to carry out one of the towns most honored traditions – the Avenue of Flags.

Studio 55's camera was also there, watch the full video above or on local cable channel 55 through the Memorial Day weekend.

Volunteers will be needed at the cemetery on Monday at 4 p.m. to take the flags down.  

Wellington City Council fires City Manager Roy Eckert

Create: 05/27/2016 - 14:45
WELLINTON, Kan. - The Wellington City Council voted 4-3 to terminate Wellington City Manager, Roy Eckert, effective immediately.
The Wellington City Council met in a special meeting on Friday, May 27, 2016 at 12:30pm. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss personnel matters of non-elected personnel.
After three Executive sessions, the Council came out and voted three to three with Mayor Shelley Hansel casting the deciding vote in favor of the termination.

"Dorothy in Wonderland" set for June 3-5 in Wellington

Create: 05/27/2016 - 08:34

Two classic stories are coming together in Wellington. The musical “Dorothy in Wonderland” will be performed by the Wellington Children's Theater June 3 through 5 at the Memorial Auditorium.

Tickets will be sold at the door, eight dollars for adults, five for kids and children three and under get in free. Show times are at 6:30 p.m. on June 3 and 4, and 1:30 p.m. June 5.

In the latest episode of Show and Shell with Shelley Hansel, the cast and directors discuss the play and even perform a song from the show.

Chamber Chatter - Episode 25

Create: 05/26/2016 - 15:50

In this episode of Chamber Chatter, Annarose White, Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB Executive Director talks about the new farmer's market that will be taking place each Saturday in Wellington this summer. Other items discussed include the Kansas Wheat Festival and more.

Verdict reached in Provencio trial

Create: 05/25/2016 - 15:59

A lengthy jurly trial ended Tuesday with the verdict of “guilty” for Caldwell resident Sylvestor Provencio.

Wednesday morning, Sumner County Attorney said Provencio was charged with Aggravated Battery, Simple Batter, Criminal Deprivation of Property and Disorderly Conduct.

The incident, a brawl involving four men, in rural Sumner County, occurred just over a year ago.

Provencio's sentencing date has been set for June 23, at 1:30 p.m.



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