Wellington Community Garden up and running

Create: 06/24/2016 - 14:45

On the latest edition of "Show and Shel," host Shelley Hansel visits Wellington's new Community Garden, just across the street from Sellers Park. Some of the volunteers were on hand to talk about how the project has come to life, and how others can get involved.

Watch the entire interview in the video above or on local cable channel 55.

To find out what opportunities there are with the garden, contact the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce at 620-326-7466.

Kansas Wheat Festival schedule 2016

Create: 06/23/2016 - 09:52
For the 116th time, the Kansas Wheat Festival will take place in Wellington July 6-10. 
 
The Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB is moving forward, full steam ahead to make this year's event bigger and better than ever. This week, the Chamber released the festival schedule. It can be viewed online on the Chamber's website (click here). 
 
“We are very, very excited for the Kansas Wheat Festival this year,” said Chamber Executive Director, Annarose White. 
 

Shields named Interim City Manager

Create: 06/22/2016 - 09:16
The City of Wellington now has an interim City Manager. 
 
During the June 21 Wellington City Council meeting, after two executive sessions – one for 30 minutes that included just the council and the city attorney, the next for 15 minutes which added City Financial Director, Shane Shields into the group – the council emerged with a motion to make Shields the Interim City Manager.
 
The vote was unanimously in favor of the motion. 
 

Pre-application for Community Development Block Grant

Create: 06/21/2016 - 08:58

In the latest episode of Show and Shel, guests Stacy Davis with the Sumner County Economic Development Commission and Annarose White with the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce discuss the Housing Assessment Tool (HAT) committee that is a part of the Community Development Block Grant. For more information on the CDBG, read the following press release from the City of Wellington.

The City of Wellington, in partnership with Sumner County Economic Development Commission, is applying for a Community Development Block Grant for housing rehabilitation.

Mosquito spraying in Wellington

Create: 06/15/2016 - 08:36

As the Summer begins so has mosquito spraying for the City of Wellington. On the latest episode of Show and Shel with Shelley Hansel, guest Jeremy Jones, Director of Public Works talks in detail about the City's spraying procedures. 

Spraying began the first week of June, and will follow this schedule all Summer long:

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