Local News

Annual Chamber Celebration honors community

Most of Wellington's business leaders were gathered at the Memorial Auditorium downtown for the 2013 Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration on Friday night, Jan. 31. Honors were bestowed on the following:

Distinguished Service Award (Posthumous) - William (Corky) Long

Business of the Year - The Dore

Sumner County Young Professional of the Year - Tytus Cornijo, Day Funeral Home

Obituary: Verna May Stewart

Verna May Stewart, age 93, passed away January 30, 2014 at McAlester Nursing Center in McAlester, OK. She was a former Wellington and Mayfield resident.
Funeral Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.
Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Graffiti in downtown Wellington business district

Police Chief Tracy Heath issued the following press release:
"On Thursday, January 30 and Friday, January 31st, an unknown graffiti artist struck the Wellington downtown area with various "signs and symbols" being spray painted on various business buildings around town.
Business owners began notifying WPD shortly after 8 am about the graffiti. WPD has no suspects at this point.

Winter Storm Warning For Much Of Kansas

The Wellington area and much of Kansas will endure significant snowfall and winter storm conditions, beginning late Monday, early Tuesday and run it's course all day Tuesday, well into the evening. Winds will initially be out of the south but will become easterly then northerly as the storm system moves through. Winds will range from 10MPH to 20MPH according to forecasters.

USD 353 Students Of The Month For January 2014

USD 353's January STUDENTS of the MONTH were announced on Friday, a monthly event sponsored by IMPACT BANK and RED RAVE POSTERS. Today, we share with you those awardees for January from both the High School and the Middle School - Congratulations to these fine students! We will share the "4" elementary schools awardees for January throughout the week here on sutv.com!

2013-2014 1st Semester Honor Rolls - WHS


Luke Baker, Mallory Barker, Raeven BlackBull, Kayma Brand, Kylie Byers, Kennedy Cook, Alisha Farley, Cassidy Harriger, Kelsie Haydon, Laken Kimball, Brecken Lawrence, Carson LeGrand, William Long, Saige Masonhall, Elisha Stone, Peighton Westmoreland