Analysis: Sumner County went overwhelming Republican; but not so much in Wellington itself

first_imgConway226104202138 Caldwell W21288995121 Caldwell W151733390  Pat Roberts-RGreg-Orman-DBrownback-RDavis- DYesNo South Haven1324610667 Mulvane1238511593 PrecinctsU.S. Senator Governor Hospital Sales tax Walton (southeast corner)77306847 Wellington 2732631615672932512 Eden (northwest corner)87338039center_img by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Political junkies know the ins and outs of politics. They know where the votes lie. They know the strong areas of red Republican and where the blue Democrats are.But red and blue areas aren’t just for national and state races. Sometimes a county can offer some clues to its political makeup. And the 2014 General Election has proven that Sumner County can be as diverse as voters in Sedgwick or Johnson County (see precinct by precinct vote totals here: 2014 general results – by precinct copyTuesday was a mix bag for the county. Sumner County turned in a heavy vote cast for Republican U.S. Senator Pat Roberts by a 58 to 36 percent margin over Greg Orman, Independent. It also strongly supported Republican Sam Brownback 52 to 43 percent over Democrat challenger Paul Davis.But when looking at the statewide map, Sumner County rates right in the middle as a Republican stronghold in Kansas. Check out this map here. The county wasn’t like Riley or Douglass Counties where the Democrats achieved their greatest success Tuesday. But Sumner voters didn’t vote in the Republican candidates by more than 70 percent like some counties in western Kansas did.When you break down Tuesday’s Sumner County votes, there seems to be two kinds of voters: Those who live in Wellington and those who live elsewhere. Wellington voters overwhelming passed the one percent sales tax for Sumner Regional Medical Center: 1,408 to 806 which is 63.5 to 36.5 percent. That’s a landslide.Interestingly, Wellington was one of the few towns to pass a sales tax increase across the state of Kansas. Sales Tax initiatives in Wichita, Belle Aire and even a sales tax proposal for the hospital in Arkansas City, went down to defeat.So what gives? Raising taxes is not usually a Republican campaign staple.It appears Wellington voters are their own lot of people.The town and school district have successfully passed bond issues and sales tax referendums for sometime now tracing back to the controversial new high school bond issue in 2000 which won by a slim margin.Since that point, Wellington has passed all but one tax initiative – the ill fated turning Memorial Auditorium into a Wellington Recreation Center which was beat by a drum in 2008 by a 5 to 1 margin. Nothing in the history of Wellington elections was as unpopular as that proposal.In 2014, Wellington passed the safety and school bond issue by a 2 to 1 margin. And for the third time in four years, it passed a sales tax referendum to help fund the hospital.Interestingly, Wellington was even a bit off step with the rest of Sumner County in the two major election races. While Sumner County overwhelmingly went for Roberts, the two Wellington precincts barely voted the three-term senator in by the slimmest of margins. Roberts took in 1,062 vote to 1,022 for Orman. That’s a margin of 51.4 to 48.6 percent.As far as Brownback and Davis is concerned, the Democrat challenger won in Wellington 1,100 to 919. Davis took 54.7 percent of the two Wellington precinct votes.Sumner Newscow picked out specific precincts for the senator and governor races below, to illustrate the difference in voting habits across the county.While the rural townships were clearly in the Republican camp, not so was the case for Wellington. And interestingly, someone down in Caldwell worked hard getting the Davis vote out, because that town broke rank and went for the Democrat challenger as well. Wellington city total1062102291911001408806 Oxford278149247185 Wellington 1330391304428476294 Sumner County Total4217261437733100 Others: Belle Plaine522345480393 Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

“Pie the teacher” to be held at Wellington High School to raise money for residential patients in the hospital.

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 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. 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 297 weeks ago Thanks for thinking of and including the nursing homes. While many still have relatives who are able to visit and remember them on holidays, there are also those who have no local family or relatives. Report Reply 0 replies · active 297 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to 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 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 Sumner Newscow report — Jo Tredway and Peighton Westmoreland are holding a Pie-the-Teacher fundraiser in order to buy Christmas presents for the residential patients in the hospital. Here is some further information:The fundraiser will be held December 1-5.All proceeds will go towards buying the residential patients at SRMC Christmas presents. Any left over money will go towards the nursing homes.For the HS students, teachers’ can will be available in the office to vote.The teachers are in pairs and the two teachers who have raised the most money in their jar by the 5th of December will be pied at a later dateThe teachers participating are : Ms. Hollas and Ms. Vaughn, Mrs. Kelly and Miss. Arbogast, Mr. Todd and Ms. Coldwell, Mr. Ginter and Mr. Smith. Mr. Hayes and Mr. Escandon, Coach Ryan and Coach Dale, Mrs. Chase and Mr. Elder, Mr. Buckendorff and Mr. Hatfield, Mrs. Defore and Mr. PhelpsA raffle will be going on during that week as well to see which two students will be the ones to pie the teachers. Each ticket will cost $1.Also cans will be distributed around downtown in order for the community to donate to the cause as well.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

EPL splashes cash as Arsenal sign Aubameyang

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | England’s Premier League clubs have spent more money than ever in a January transfer window, with initial estimates suggesting they had reached the £450 million ($639 million, 514 million euros) mark come deadline day.Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang joined Arsenal from Borussia Dortmund for a club-record fee of around £56 million on Wednesday’s concluding day of business, with Olivier Giroud moving to Chelsea as part of a complicated transfer jigsaw. The previous EPL record for a January window was £225 million in 2011.Prior to Wednesday’s 2300 GMT deadline in England, Tottenham Hotspur announced the signing of Lucas Moura from Paris Saint-Germain but Manchester City pulled out of signing Leicester’s Riyad Mahrez.Top Premier League clubs have splashed the cash in the January transfer window, desperate to qualify for the top four, which guarantees entry into the lucrative Champions League.Aubameyang, 28, signed a contract with the Gunners until 2021, becoming Arsenal’s second big-name signing of the January transfer window after Henrikh Mkhitaryan joined from Manchester United.His arrival will boost Arsene Wenger’s forward options after the departure of Alexis Sanchez to United in a swap deal with Mkhitaryan but raises questions about Alexandre Lacazette’s future with the Gunners. The prolific Aubameyang compared himself to club legend Thierry Henry, telling Arsenal Player he was attracted by the “big history” of the club, who lost ground in the Premier League with a 3-1 defeat by Swansea on Tuesday.– ‘Crazy’ –The Gabon international will be reunited at the Emirates Stadium with former Dortmund teammate Mkhitaryan — a tweet on Arsenal’s Twitter account pictured the two players together with the message “Friends reunited”.Aubameyang posted a message on Instagram apologising for the circumstances surrounding his departure from Germany but describing himself as “crazy”.“Perhaps it was not the best way for me to have decided, but everyone knows that Auba is crazy,” Aubameyang said.“I never had any bad intentions. I will never forget these four-and-a-half years at Borussia Dortmund.”? Erstes BVB-Training für @mbatshuayi!— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) January 31, 2018Chelsea later announced the arrival of Arsenal striker Giroud on an 18-month contract for around £18 million and Michy Batshuayi’s departure for Borussia Dortmund in a loan deal until the end of the season.Frenchman Giroud, 31, who has struggled to hold down a regular starting spot since joining Arsenal in 2012, said he was delighted to be joining their London rivals.Belgian forward Batshuayi, 24, arrives in Dortmund as a direct replacement for Aubameyang, to complete the three-way puzzle.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2last_img read more