Flu shots now available at Sumner County Health Department

Create: 10/12/2015 - 12:29

Here's the opening interview from Friday's (Oct 9) Wellington Today show with Laura Rettig from the Sumner County Health Department.

Rettig told us that flu shots are now available at the Health Department and explained why children and adults should receive one.

The Sumner County Health Department is located at 217 W 8th St in Wellington. You can contact them at 620-326-2774.

For more info, check out the video above.

In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue...

Create: 10/12/2015 - 07:23

That's right - it's the second Monday of October - which means it's Christopher Columbus Day.

Just like the school rhyme says - Columbus set sail from Spain on August 3rd 1492 and arrived in the Bahamas on October 12th.

The intended purpose of his voyage was to chart a western sea route from Europe to Asia.

You see - at the time - educated Europeans assumed that only the Atlantic Ocean lay between Europed and Asia.

So they were completely unaware that there was another huge continent - plus the Pacific Ocean - between the two.

Oklahoma earthquake felt in Wellington, southern Kansas

Create: 10/10/2015 - 08:23

An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the scale happened about 11 miles southwest of Medford, Okla. at around 4:20 a.m. Saturday, October 10.

Medford is roughly 45 miles to the south of Wellington. Several people via social media from across southern Kansas reported feeling the early morning rumble. 

According to the USGS, the quake occured at a depth of about 4 miles below the surface. 


Dietra Sober crowned Duchess * Irondukes fall to the undefeated Spartans...

Create: 10/09/2015 - 20:20

The Wellington Crusaders moved to 3-3 on the season Friday night at Sellers Park, falling short against now 6-0 Wichita Collegiate by the final score of 35-8. A late score by Junior running back Chris Kop (1 yd run) kept the goose egg out of business on the scoreboard for the Irondukes. Neither team chalked up excessive yardage. Despite the margin of victory, the Spartans generated only 311 yds of total offense. Unfortunately, a significant portion of that came on big pass plays or fumble recovery opportunities.

New Wellington apartments now taking rental applications

Create: 10/09/2015 - 16:22

WELLINGTON, Kan. - Zimmerman Properties Construction and Wilhoit Properties, Inc. is pleased to announce that the construction of Wedgewood Apartments is getting close to completion and Wilhoit Properties, Inc. has started the process of taking rental applications for the 40 apartment homes that will be offered in the community.

Contact: Bob Davidson, Zimmerman Properties 417.890.3205

Broadstone Villas (316) 425-7550 for leasing information


Duchess coronation, Fall Festival, and "Time Capsule Interviews"

Create: 10/09/2015 - 05:15

Homecoming 2015 rolls on tonight and through the weekend in Wellington.

Fall Festival gets underway this evening at Sellers Park, but the bulk of the events will take place tomorrow – including the chili and salsa contest. Click here to find a complete schedule of events


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