Month: August 2020


Jason Boyd has filed for position of Sumner County Commissioner


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Wellington Police Notes: Monday, May 5, 2014


first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, May 5, 2014:•12:23 p.m., Officers investigated a theft of medication in the 1000 block W. College, Wellington.•4:55 p.m. Officers investigated a theft in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•6 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 700 block E. 7th, Wellington.last_img


Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The favorite campaign commercial ad question


first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down KsRes · 301 weeks ago I was sick of seeing ALL those commercials!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 301 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments What was your favorite campaign commercial? Paul Davis getting caught in a sex club Sam Brownback “The sun is always shining and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” Farmer telling Brownback in big hole, “You need to stop digging, governor.” Bill Snyder’s support of Pat Roberts (later ad is said to be pulled even though it wasn’t) Orman’s nasally sounding “Washington is broken” ad. The Viagra girl ad, because it wasn’t a campaign commercial. View Results  Loading …Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more


CEO Leonard Hernandez said SRMC was erroneously listed in Medicare media report


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Thank you for your input. +10 Vote up Vote down Ted Logan · 291 weeks ago Did Medicare corroborate Hernandez’ story when you checked with them? Either way, SRMC did receive the second highest possible “Serious Complications Score.” Is Hernandez saying that didn’t happen? I don’t see where he addressed that in the article. Report Reply 0 replies · active 291 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down Harold Gaines · 291 weeks ago Hmph. Maybe the “does not apply” annotation was erroneous. Just sayin’… Report Reply 0 replies · active 291 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Just curious · 291 weeks ago I wonder how much of an impact a 1% reduction in Medicare reimbursements would have on SRMC. Report Reply 0 replies · active 291 weeks ago +7 Vote up Vote down Guest · 291 weeks ago I am curious too on the impact. Per the news last night the Ark city hospital had 1 infection which gave them this status, for a community our size and their size, any amount of money is a set back. Think about it people, we have an older population here that cant just drive to Wichita, it costs them money and its dangerous (as they do not have the best eye sight) so lets not hammer our hospital. There were some terrible comments made on FB yesterday in regards to this news release, I hope the hospital does everything they can to get this cleared up. Medicare is just like any other insurance, they don’t want to pay out. Report Reply 1 reply · active 291 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Hmmm….. · 291 weeks ago If the hospital is being removed from the list then there should be no loss of money. It seems to me that this is another way for Medicare to cut funding. The federal government puts quality measures and infection control protocols in place for this reason. It is my understanding that SRMC made the list for a measure that they are not required to report there for it appears that they do not meet the measure. There is more to this story and frankly it is probably written in such language that the common person would not understand it. Just like the Affordable Care Act. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down ………… · 291 weeks ago ………………. Report Reply 0 replies · active 291 weeks ago +5 Vote up Vote down WHS MOM · 291 weeks ago I for one don’t know all the financial things going on at the hospital but just wanted to give a shout out to the staff….I had to have a procedure done there last week and from the get go I received EXCELLENT care… I for one am glad we have our hospital here…THANKS to SRMC and staff for the wonderful care I received… Report Reply 0 replies · active 291 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down guest · 291 weeks ago Do I see another sales tax vote in the future??? Report Reply 2 replies · active 291 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down CueballSumnernewscow 94p · 291 weeks ago They can’t. One percent is the maximum you can designate for one governmental entity. Report Reply 0 Vote up Vote down guest · 291 weeks ago Then no payment on utilities? I sure hope Hernandez is right. That could be a lot of money. Report Reply Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner Regional Medical Center CEO Leonard Hernandez said a media report that is circulating across state media news websites erroneously included SRMC on a list of medical facilities receiving a Medicare reimbursement penalty.Leonard HernandezAccording to the report, 11 Kansas hospitals were supposedly among more than 700 nationwide that were being penalized for having high rates of infections patient injuries, leading to a 1 percent reduction in Medicare reimbursements since the current fiscal year which began in October. SRMC was one of the 11 hospitals on the list.However, Hernandez sent out a press release to Sumner Newscow with the following message:“This e-mail contains an article that is appearing in newspapers all across Kansas.  After reviewing the materials on Medicare.Gov, we have found that Sumner Regional Medical Center should not have been included in this list as they (Medicare) have the following quote attached to our facility for these measures.  “This measure does not apply to this hospital for this reporting period.” We will be requesting in writing that SRMC be removed from the list based on this information.”The report stated that Medicare evaluated 51 Kansas hospitals, 40 of which were not penalized after scoring below 7 on a 10-point scale for hospital-acquired conditions. The hospitals won’t know the exact amount of their Medicare penalty for months because it is based on payments during the federal fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, The Hutchinson News reported (http://bit.ly/14yu2BT ).The hospitals across the state were penalized, from suburban Kansas City to Coffeyville. Hospitals that provide specialized treatment, such as psychiatry or rehabilitation, or cater to particular patients, such as children or veterans, were exempt from the inspections. Small “critical access hospitals,” mainly in rural areas, also were exempt.Medicare studied the frequency of central-line blood stream infections caused by tubes used to pump fluids or medicine in to veins and frequency of infections from tubes placed in bladders between Jan. 1, 2012, and Dec. 31, 2013; and serious complications that occurred in the hospitals, such as collapsed lungs, surgical cuts, tears and reopened wounds and broken hips, between July 1, 2011, and June 30, 2013.The other hospitals besides SRMC that were listed were:: Overland Park Regional Medical Center, South Central Kansas Medical Center in Arkansas City, Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park, Miami County Medical Center in Paola, Saint John Hospital in Leavenworth, Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita, the University of Kansas Hospital in Kansas City, Saint Luke’s South Hospital in Overland Park and Coffeyville Regional Medical Center.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more


Long-term injury reserve hampering Buffalo Sabres in NHL trade market


first_imgLast week, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported on Buffalo Sabres general manager Jason Botterill’s efforts to find help for his struggling roster through the trade market.After playing well in October, the Sabres had just two wins in the first 11 games of November. A lack of scoring depth has them tumbling in the Eastern Conference standings, raising fears of a repeat of last season’s death spiral. It’s believed the Canucks have attempted to move a forward for some time. Botterill won’t be interested in overpaid veterans like Loui Eriksson or Brandon Sutter. It’s unlikely he’ll look at struggling younger forwards like Sven Baertschi or Jake Virtanen. Perhaps he’d consider Josh Leivo or Tim Schaller for his bottom-six needs.Shoring up a porous blueline could be a priority for the rebuilding Red Wings. Speedy winger Andreas Athanasiou’s inconsistent play led to his name popping up in recent trade chatter. If Botterill wants to be bolder, he could make a pitch for promising winger Filip Zadina, who’s bounced between the Wings and their AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.Regardless of whoever Botterill’s talking to, time is not on his side. He’ll need to make a season-saving deal soon or risk watching his club once again drop out of playoff contention. Dreger said Botterill would like to make one or two trades within the next couple of weeks. He’s made offers for forwards to several clubs but the system was “gummed up a bit” by multiple teams carrying players on long-term injury reserve (LTIR).Under the collective bargaining agreement, teams with limited salary-cap space can garner a measure of in-season cap relief by placing a sidelined player on LTIR. That allows a team to exceed the $81.5-million cap up to the injured player’s annual salary-cap hit in order to bring in a replacement via trade, waiver claim, or call-up from the minors. Once the injured player is healthy, the team must clear sufficient salary-cap space for his return.In a subsequent interview with Buffalo radio station WGR 550, Dreger felt there were 10-12 teams in that position. That also includes the Sabres, as CapFriendly indicates they’re carrying Vladimir Sobotka and Matt Hunwick on LTIR. If they intend to swing a trade for a scorer, their limited cap space means it’ll have to be a dollar-in, dollar-out deal.MORE: NHL teams facing the scariest salary-cap recapture situationsDreger believes Botterill could be keen to add a top-six and a bottom-six forward but didn’t indicate which teams the Sabres GM spoke with. He could draw upon his blueline depth for trade bait to land a forward. Rasmus Ristolainen, Marco Scandella, and Colin Miller have occasionally surfaced in the trade-rumor mill.CapFriendly indicates the Arizona Coyotes, Boston Bruins, Calgary Flames, Dallas Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia Flyers, St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Vancouver Canucks and Washington Capitals also have players on LTIR. Like the Sabres, they could have difficulty making moves if necessary to bolster their rosters.Most of the clubs on this list are also in the market for forward depth. The Leafs, Coyotes, Canucks and Red Wings, however, could be potential trade partners for the Sabres. They have plenty of forward-line depth but need some help on the blueline.Leafs GM Kyle Dubas could be reluctant to make a trade until he’s evaluated his club’s performance under new head coach Sheldon Keefe. Botterill could target a young Leafs winger like Kasperi Kapanen or Andreas Johnsson.The Coyotes could be in the market for a short-term replacement for rearguard Niklas Hjalmarsson, who’s sidelined until January with a cracked fibula. A young, affordable winger like Christian Fischer might fit the Sabres’ need for a bottom-six forward.MORE: Dahlin leaves game with concussionlast_img read more


Wellington tennis team competes at Maize South; softball team sweeps; baseball team gets swept…


first_imgRusk 1/3 3R 2RBI 1BB 1ROEAdams 2/4 1R 2RBI 1DBLBuck 3/3 3R 2RBI 1DBL 1HBP 2SBE Goodrum 3/3 2R 3RBI 1DBLB DeJarnett 1/3 2R 1RBIA Goodrum 2/3 2R 3RBI 1HR 1ROEOathout 0/1 1RBI 1HBPDry 2/3 2R 2RBI 1HRLewellen 2/3 1RBI 1ROEZimmerman 3R Wellington0200010374 Buhler200101X422 Wellington1040000584 Boys baseball:Wellington boys lost a couple of tough games to Buhler in non-league action. Wellington lost the first game 4-3, despite outhitting Buhler 7-2. The problem was errors. Wellington had 4 and Buhler had 2.Buhler opened with a 2-0 lead, and Wellington responded with a two runs in the second. The northern Crusaders then scored a run in the fourth, but Wellington responded in the sixth. Unfortunately, Buhler broke a 3-all tie with a run in the bottom of the sixth for the win.Jared Shields had a three RBIs in the game. Adam Condit scored twice and had a double.Condit was the losing pitcher allowing two hits, five walks, while striking out two. He had a 2.33 ERA for the game.In game two, Wellington was again plagued by errors. The gentleman Dukes had four errors. Buhler had none.Wellington opened with a 1-0 lead but fell behind 2-1 in the second. In the top of the fourth, Wellington would score four runs to lead 5-2 going into the bottom of the third. But the lead was short-lived. Buhler would score a run in the bottom half of the inning and then would get four runs in both the fourth and fifth inning en route to victory.Wellington again matched its opponent at the plate getting eight hits to Buhler’s eight hits.Jace Lowe was the losing pitcher. In his four innings pitched he had five walks, allowed four hits, and had two strikeouts.Wesley Gilmore in relief for three innings allowed three hits, one walk and struck out two.Wellington is now 5-5 for the season and hosts Circle Thursday. More stats of the games can be found here. by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow —  The Wellington High School tennis team finishes eighth in a Maize South tournament; Wellington girls softball team dominates Buhler; but Wellington boys baseball team is not as fortunate in sports action on Monday…WHS Tennis: Welington finished eighth out of eight teams in the Maize South tournament.Wellington’s No. 1 doubles team Pettegrew/Edwards had the best finish for the Crusaders, finishing fourth.The duo went 2-1 in pool play, and played for third place. The two lost a close match to a very good Olathe South team 8-6.“The highlight of the day was beating a very good Andover Central team 8-7,” said Allen Keller, Wellington head tennis coach. “This was a quality win that was much needed.”In No. 2 doubles Long/Adams had the next best finish, placing sixth.  They went 1-2 in pool play and were able to play for fifth place, losing to Winfield in another close match 6-8.In No. 1 singles Ian King and No. 2 singles Jon Ryberg both went 0-3 in pool play and both lost their final match and finished eighth.  As a team, Andover Central took first, Buhler took second.•••••Girls softball:The Wellington girls dominated Buhler, winning 19-0 in game one and 19-2 in game two. The Lady Dukes are now 5-7.In game one, Wellington took a 3-0 first inning lead and was in front 4-0 after two. The Crusaders then scored 16 runs in the third. Wellington had 16 hits and no errors. Buhler had one hit and five errors.Jade Dry and Abby Goodrum both hit home runs. Madi Lewellen was the winning pitcher, allowing one hit, one walk, and getting two strikeouts.In game two, Wellington beat Buhler in six innings. Wellington built a 4-0 lead after one, 8-0 lead after two and was 11-0 after three. After two scoreless innings, Wellington would rip off eight runs in the top of the sixth for the win.Dry was the winning pitcher. Avery Rusk was 4 of 5 at the plate for the Dukes.Game 1: Wellington 19 Buhler 0WHS 3 1 15.    19 16 0BHS   0 0 0       0.  1 5WP Lewellen 3I 1H 0R 0ER 1BB 2KLP Burkhart WP – Burkhart. L- Lowe 1234567R HE WP – Rush. LP – Condit. S- Engelland. Game 2: Wellington 19 Buhler 2WHS 4 4 3 0 0 8.    19 17 1BHS. 0 0 0 1 1 0.    2.   6. 2WP Dry 6I 6H 2R 1ER 0BB 2HBP 2KLP Sullivan 1234567R HE Follow us on Twitter. Rusk 4/5 3R 2RBI 2SBAdams 1/5 2R 1RBI 1ROEBuck 2/3 4R 3RBI 1DBL 1TRIPLE 2HBP 3SBE Goodrum 2/2 3R 1RBI 3BB 2SBA Goodrum 0/3 2R 1RBI 2BBOathout 3/5 3R 1RBI 1DBL 1ROE 1SBDry 2/5 3RBI 2DBLZimmerman 2/4 1RM Fink 1/4 1R 1DBL Buhler221440X1180 Game #1 Buhler 4 Wellington 3 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? 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Linda May Higgins, 66, Dalton: Dec. 11, 1948 – Oct. 1, 2015


first_imgThere will be no visitation. Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Linda HigginsLinda May Higgins, age 66, of Dalton, Kans. died Thursday evening, October 1, 2015 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.Linda May (Joseph) Higgins was born on December 11, 1948 in Indianapolis, Ind. to William Ora Joseph and Marjorie Delores (Nolan) Joseph.Linda married Hugh D. Higgins on October 19, 1990 in Wichita, KS.She was preceded in death by her parents; and sisters, Judy Ann Joseph and Margie Higgins.Survivors include her husband, Hugh D. Higgins of Dalton; children, Randall L. Ballard of Indiana; William J. Ballard of Erwin, IA; David A. Ballard of Warsaw, IN; Trina S. Higgins of Wichita; Julia C. Kundert of Wichita; Donavan J. Higgins of Wichita; Matthew W. Higgins of Wellington; and Connor E. Higgins of Wellington; one brother, William R. Joseph; sisters, Barbara Dillman, Janet Harris, Dixie Saner, Beverly Duhon, and Vickie Williams; 11 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.Graveside Services will be held at Prairie Lawn Cemetery on Monday, October 5, 2015 at 2 p.m.  Pastor Earl Brown will officiate.center_img To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.netlast_img read more


Betty Jo Oliver, 67, Oxford: January 11, 1949 – March 19, 2016


first_imgBetty OliverBetty Jo Oliver, 67, of Oxford died Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington.Memorial Services will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 23 at the Oxford United Methodist Church. No visitation is scheduled and no graveside services are scheduled, but the family would like to invite everyone back to their home (410 N. Water Street, Oxford, Kans.) after the service. A memorial has been established with the American Behcet’s Disease Association (auto immune disease) and may be left with Oxford Funeral Service 104 N. Sumner, Oxford, KS 67119. For further information please visit www.oxfordfuneralservice.com.Betty Jo Oliver was born January 11, 1949 the daughter of Ramon and Venita (Miller) Vollweider in Winfield. She graduated from Oxford High School in 1967 and was a graduate from the Cosmetology School in Wichita. Betty was united in marriage to Gerry Oliver on August 30, 1968. Betty was an office manager for Professional Bank Forms and from 1991 until 2015 worked as the city clerk for the city of Oxford. Betty enjoyed gardening and cooking. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.Betty is survived by her loving husband, Gerry of the home; children: Adam Oliver and his wife Tammy of New Braunfels, TX, Dama Chrisman of Oxford and Aaron Oliver and his wife Denise of West Des Moines, Iowa; 8 grandchildren: Sadie Norris, Elizabeth Tincher, Rachel Oliver, Kayla Chrisman, Jacob Oliver, Noah Oliver, Jared Oliver and Parker Chrisman; 3 great-grandchildren: Hayden Norris, Wyatt Norris and Conner Tincher; and 3 sisters: Judy Thomas and her husband Kenny of Oxford, KS, Linda Smith and her husband Lionel of Derby, KS, and Sandy Lerch and her husband Tom of McKinney, TX.She is preceded in death by her parents.last_img read more


Wheat harvest is now in full swing with yields ranging from 35 to 70 bushels per acre


first_imgby James Jordan, Sumner Newscow – The wheat harvest is in full swing in most of Sumner County, and it looks good so far.Test weights above 60 are being reported all around the county, and in Wellington at least, there is a steady stream of trucks unloading wheat.  Thursday, 66,000 bushels were unloaded, and 41,000 on Wednesday, according to officials.In Caldwell the Co-Op is not quiet as busy, but they are starting to see more trucks come in.So far yields of 35 bushes per acre are common, and some have reported as much as 70. That is a lot better than last year, when flooding and drought took a toll and even 30 bushes per acre was considered good.The wheat benefited from a fairly cool and wet spring, but there are some fields that are still wet and making the harvest go slower. The crop is coming in a little earlier this year as well.Earlier in the week Sumner County Extenson Agent Randy Hein said the crop is looking good so far.The wet and cool weather in the spring helped the wheat fill out. The dry winter was a concern, and has caused some area to be thin, but the rains came in time this year, Hain said. There was some problem with wheat rust last year, but more people sprayed their crops this year, and that has not been much of a problem.Last year, drought took a toll, but there were also untimely hard rains, heavy wind and even hail that had a detrimental impact on the crop.  It was one of the few years that the overall crop was damaged by drought and flooding in the same year. And that was the second consecutive bad year. 2014 was less than half of what 2013 had been, but 2013 was a very good year for wheat in Sumner County and the rest of the state.There were a few good areas last year, but there were a lot of places that got 10-15 acres per bushel, and some felt that was not even worth cutting.For the entire state, there was 321 million bushels harvested, compared to 246 million in 2014, which was the lowest in 25 years, according to the Kansas Wheat Association.  In 2013 there was 310 million bushels harvested in the state.In May the Kansas Wheat Association had its annual tour, surveying 655 fields across the state. They are projecting an average of 48 bushes per acre, 14 percent more than last year, across the state.Here is a report from the Kansas Wheat Commission: Combines continue to roll in south central Kansas as the hot summer sun is just starting to warm up. Farmers continue to share snippets of harvest under wheat harvest with sightings of cut fields and running combines in spread out locations. Many reports indicate that harvest will spread quickly throughout the state after this weekend’s hot, dry weather.Aaron Schreiner, representative of the Anthony Farmers Coop in Sharon, said that test weights have held a solid 62-63 pounds per bushel with every load that has come across the scales. The Sharon branch received its first load of wheat on Tuesday. While it’s still too early for a protein content and fair yield estimates, Schreiner says, “the wheat looks good.”“Just about everything that hasn’t been hailed out looks like an above average crop,” said Schreiner.Tom Morton who farms near Oxford, Kansas, reports that harvest is in full swing in Sumner County. He started harvesting on Wednesday, and reports that he has some good wheat and some mediocre wheat, but quality and yields look better than expected, with test weights of 60 pounds plus per bushel. Morton attributed that to the cool weather during grain fill.Harvest has gotten off to a slow start in Argonia, reported Aaron Hemberger, representative of the Danville Coop Association. While he didn’t have any protein content information to share, Hemberger reported that test weights are averaging a little over 60 pounds per bushel. He anticipates that cutting will ramp up in his area this weekend with the warm, dry weather and the arrival of custom harvesters.“Overall, wheat will be better in our area than last year,” Hemberger said.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! 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Wellington Fire/EMS weekly log report: Sept. 19-25, 2016


first_img20-Sep12:21 PMInjury AccidentUS 81 & 30th Avenue 20-Sep5:19 AMMedical Trauma500 block North Plum 20-Sep5:54 PMMedical Emergency400 block S. Washington Sumner Newscow report — The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Sept. 19 to Sept. 25, 2016 is as follows: 25-Sep1:26 AMInjury Accident700 block S. Oliver 23-Sep12:37 PMMedical Emergency500 block N. Olive 25-Sep2:06 AMOil Tank Fire800 block N. Tyler 23-Sep7:50 AMInjury AccidentUS 160 & Woodlawn 22-Sep1:58 PMGrass FireEdwards & US 160 25-Sep5:58 PMPropane Leak300 block N. Hoover 20-Sep10:13 AMInvestigate Odor1400 block N. Poplar 21-Sep9:43 AMMedical Emergency600 block North C 20-Sep3:55 PMMedical Trauma400 block S. Oliver 24-Sep1:28 AMMedical Emergency100 block N. Washington Wellington Fire & EMS Weekly Run Log 21-Sep7:08 AMMedical Alarm1400 block E. 100th South 19-Sep11:06 PMMedical Emergency700 block North Fcenter_img Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 25-Sep10:22 PMCancelled EnrouteUS 81 & 30th Avenue 24-Sep9:39 AMMedical Emergency200 block South B 20-Sep6:45 PMTransfer to Wichita 22-Sep3:48 PMTransfer to Wichita 21-Sep1:44 PMMedical Emergency1500 block N. Washington 24-Sep6:33 AMMedical Emergency1600 block W. 8th 24-Sep7:35 PMTransfer to Wichita 21-Sep9:11 PMMedical Emergency1100 block E. 16th 21-Sep10:04 AMTransfer to Wichita 22-Sep8:09 AMTransfer to Wichita 20-Sep4:18 PMMedical Emergency700 block S. Woodlawn 22-Sep7:44 PMMedical Emergency1000 block College 25-Sep8:27 AMMedical Emergency200 block N. Elm Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more