Top 10 News stories determined by you the Sumner Newscow reader

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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 EDITOR’S NOTE: We are doing something a little different this year to wrap up the 2015 year. Instead of picking the Sumner Newscow top 10 list of news stories, we are offering three different top 10 lists from the perspective of Sumner Newscow writer James Jordan, Sumner Newscow publisher Tracy McCue, and then from you the reader based on the number of hits for a story. As you will see what is considered the top news stories is always in the eyes of the beholder, because none of the lists are in agreement. After lists by Jordan and McCue, here is the list from you the readers.TOP TEN LIST ACCORDING TO YOU THE READERS …By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — We didn’t take any kind of polling, or try to determine what is your top 10. We went with raw statistical data. I live for Goggle Analytics – a tracking service through google that gives you all kinds of statistical data on what you the reader is doing on this website. It tracks your visits, the number of hits you make, the stories you read, where you live, etc., etc., etc. In 2015, we ran an estimated 2,000 articles throughout the year, give or take 100. And you provided more than 4.1 million hits. Here are the top 10 stories you hit the most. And since you ultimately determine what news is, this is your top 10 news stories of 2015 … Jason Boyd1. South Haven police chief Jason Boyd receives summons on three felony counts including theft and misuse of funds. I have already rehashed this story on my top 10 list yesterday, but when the charges first came to light publicly on Oct. 5, the website went nuts. It was the first Sumner Newscow story to top the 11,000 hit mark that didn’t involve a specific tragedy. (See story here).2. It’s official Wellington City Council raises electric rates 30 percent. Nothing like raising the utility rates to raise the ire of Sumner Newscow readers. (See story here).3. Two Caldwell men charged with aggravated robbery, aggravated battery after brawling incident Wednesday morning. This story about a fight east of Caldwell in April with four men captured the attention of Cow readership. It also led to the quickest removal of the comment section for a particular story in site history. (See story here) Jessica Seeliger4. Wellington Eisenhower Elementary Chocolate Bar fundraiser becomes state school funding debate. Wellington mother Jessica Seeliger decided to use her daughter’s school fundraiser as an opportunity to challenge Kansas Governor Sam Brownback and two representatives to buy candy. State Rep. Kyle Hoffman bought some bars and wrote a note to Seeliger about the way schools spend money. It sparked a political firestorm. This story got huge hits from across the state of Kansas. (See story here).Drury Dam Mill in the early 1900s.5. Drury Dam in South Sumner County had one colorful history. A story told by Amber Schmitz at the Sumner County Historical and Genealogical Society was very popular for readers. Drury was at one time the No. 1 tourism attraction in Sumner County. That was until until June 9, 1923 when a flood took out the Drury Hotel and sent it down the river. It didn’t help in 1953, Drury’s flour mill’s top two stories burned to the ground. (See story here). 6. Leonard Hernandez resigned as president/CEO at Sumner Regional Medical Center. Hernandez had been the CEO at Sumner County’s number one healthcare facility. His resignation signified change at SRMC was fully in effect. (See story here.) 7. Wellington dominates Circle 58-8 in game shortened due to fight. It was the only Wellington high school football game I’ve missed in three years, and what a game to miss. People obsessed about a scuffle between the two teams that occurred at the end of a contest long decided. Then the Wichita media picked it up and made it into an ESPN-type controversy. Three months later, the incident seems rather silly. (See story here). 8. Day 2 recap jury hears 27 minute taped interview where Blansett explains her actions. Ever since this tragedy of a mother murdering her 10-year-old son, people were wondering why she would do it. The 27-minute taping of Lindsey Nichole Blansett during an interview with Wellington Police Detective Bobby Wilson after the incident provided a glimpse of what she might have been thinking. (See story here). 9. Mayor Shelley Hansel gives explanation for electric rate increase missing money rumor. Oh, that electric rate story keeps popping up. The persistent rumor on social media was there were missing funds in the city coffers unaccounted for. Mayor Hansel explained the situation during her town hall meeting that no funds were missing. (See story here). Jennifer Foster1o. Jennifer (Isaacs) Foster, 41, Wellington: May 20 1974- Nov. 9, 2015. We print a lot of obituaries over the course of the year. But none received as many hits as Foster’s, a well known and loved 41-year-old who died unexpectedly. Her death is a reminder how our own mortality cannot be taken for granted. (See story here.) Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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