Two counts of Aggravated Criminal Threat for Wellington woman

Create: 02/27/2017 - 10:37

A 31-year old Wellington female, named in the Friday police blotter as Helen I. Leckrone, was booked into the Sumner County Jail Friday, Feb. 24, charged with two counts of Aggravated Criminal Threat.

The Friday police blotter reports: 9:16 a.m. - Officers investigated an Aggravated Criminal Threat in the 900 Block of N. Plum. And 9:27 a.m. - Officers investigated an Aggravated Criminal Threat in the 400 block of N. West Road., city. Known suspect.

1st Crusader to win 4 matches at State since 2007!

Create: 02/25/2017 - 15:32

Wellington High School had "3" representatives at this year's STATE 4A WRESTLING TOURNAMENT, Ian Groom 195 lb Junior, Aaron Schoemann 182 lb Junior and Kanden Young 145 lb Freshman. It's been nearly a decade since a Crusader Freshman made the cut for State, others in the not too distant past reportedly include Rowdy Lewallen, D.J. Cline and Alex Meisch. (WHS Wrestling Fans remember all three of those guys). Both Groom and Schoemann were REGIONAL 4A runners-up and all "3" wrestlers drew some tough competition for their starting rounds on Friday.

Wellington boys fall to Collegiate at home

Create: 02/24/2017 - 21:33
Wellington was unable to get a win against a very good Wichita Collegiate team. Eleven different Spartans scored in the 21 point win in Wellington on Senior Night.
 
The Crusaders came out of the gates firing, Ian King gave Wellington an early lead with the first two field goals of the evening, Wellington was up 4-3 early. King would go on to lead all scorers in the game with 21 points. It was a very fast-paced first quarter, and WHS battled hard against one of the top 4A Div. II teams in the State.

Wellington girls win on senior night

Create: 02/24/2017 - 19:56
Wellington's girls basketball team took care of business at during the last home game of the season Feb. 24, downing Wichita College School 51-22. 
 
Tayland French wasted no time getting Wellington on the board. After a steal, Avery Rusk put in a layup. Another steal lead to a quick, Lauryn Snipes bucket. It was an early 6-0 hole for the Lady-Spartans, who were forced to call a time out with 6:21 left in the first, down 10-3. 
 
Wellington scored on their first five possessions, four of those baskets off of turnovers.

Wellington woman taken into custody after bomb threats

Create: 02/24/2017 - 16:02

WELLINGTON, Kan. - Friday, February 24th 2017 Wellington Police responded to a reported bomb threat at Eisenhower Elementary school, located in the 900 Block North Plum.  Students were evacuated to a safe location and the Kansas Highway Patrol bomb detection dogs were called to the scene.  While investigating this report, a second bomb threat call was received at Triumph Accessories, located on north West Rd, north of Wellington.

Two bomb threats in Wellington Friday

Create: 02/24/2017 - 12:20

Wellington had two bomb threats on Friday morning, Feb. 24.

The first dispatch went over scanners at 9:19 a.m. As a “possible bomb threat at Eisenhower School, 924 N. Plum.” The threat was made over the phone at approximately 9:15 a.m.

“The call sounded like a computer generated message,” said USD 353 Superintendent, Mark Whitener. “It sounded automated, but it may have been someone using some kind of device with their voice, but we don't know for sure.”

Bomb threat evacuates South Haven schools

Create: 02/23/2017 - 13:46

A bomb threat caused South Haven USD 509 to evacuate school buildings Thursday morning, Feb. 23. After a sweep of the building by the bomb squad no threat was found.

The Sumner County Sheriff Department received the call from dispatch shortly after 10 a.m.

“Some of the students let the Superintendent know they believed there was a bomb in a backpack of one of the students there,” said Sergeant, Casey Allison via phone Thursday afternoon.“...We ended up calling the bomb squad after evacuating the school and no bomb was found in the backpack.”

Wellington Charity Fantasy Football League presents check to The Bryce Day Memorial Foundation

Create: 02/23/2017 - 11:13

WELLINGTON, Kan. - During the Feb. 23 Chamber Coffee at Daylight Donuts, a ceremonial check was presented to The Bryce Day Memorial Foundation from the Wellington Charity Fantasy Football League. The league commissioner, Nate Jones of Sumner Communications' SUTV.com along with the league’s year-three champion, Tytus Cornejo of the Cornejo-Day Funeral Home, and handed the $900 check to Treasurer of the BDMF, Betty Zeka.

Haskins-Ybarra makes first court appearance

Create: 02/23/2017 - 10:51

Eric D. Haskins-Ybarra was in court Feb. 23 at which time his next court appearance was set for Thursday, March 23 at 1:30 p.m.

Haskins-Ybarra, 27, is out on a $10,000 bond following a warrant for Robbery, two counts of Domestic Battery, and Malicious Cruelty to an Animal.

Special condition also set that he have no contact with the victim in the domestic battery charge.

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