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Ty Sober is named Wellington’s Distinguished Service of the Year Award

August 14, 2020

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 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 comments Ty Sober received the DSA award at The Gold Corner earlier this week.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Ty Sober, owner of the Gold Corner, was named the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award held Friday night at the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Celebration held at Memorial Auditorium.Susan’s Photography was name the 2016 Business of the Year.Susan’s Photography is presented business of year award.Brandon Earl, manager of  Mill Creek Lumber, was named Young Professional of the year.Brandon Earl, manager at Mill Creek Lumber, was presented the award by the Sumner County Young Professionals.The evening also offered a speech by outgoing President Cody White and incoming President Kip Etter.White presented his two President’s Award. Shawn DeJarnett was recognized for raising money and coaching the Wellington Girls Babe Ruth team to the World Series in Jensen Beach, Fla. last summer.Maria Holverson was also given the President’s Award. She just retired from the Wellington Recreation Commission Friday evening.This marked the first year that Annarose White, the new executive director of the Chamber, emceed the show.She made several announcements including the fact that Little Texas – a country band that recorded the No. 1 single “My Love” — will be the featured band during a street dance held Thursday at next summer’s Kansas Wheat Festival.Little Texas is coming to Wellington.White also presented business goals for the organization for 2016 – including the hopes of attracting a micro brewing company to Wellington. Patrick Hamlin, in the audience, raised his hand when he said he knew how to make beer.The evening, though, belonged to Sober, who runs the jewelry company on 102 N. Washington in Wellington.In the video, presented to each DSA winner, time and time again those providing testimony about Sober’s generosity, said he was uncomfortable with accolades.Ironically, Sober wasn’t in attendance Friday night. He was at a jewelry convention and was unable to attend the ceremonies.His employees, who were in attendance, said keeping his award secret was a challenge in itself — especially when the gold plaque had to be engraved by the Gold Corner.Sober, who is a Wellington High School graduate, left for California, but returned to Wellington in the early 1990s to start The Gold Corner which was a friendly competition with his father, who ran Sober’s Jewelry.Sober has run the successful business for years and has helped other businesses get their start as a downtown property owner.The video, produced by Nate Jones of Sumner Communication, spoke of Sober’s philanthropic spirit. He had served as a Chamber President for four years in 1997, 1998, 2005, and 2006. The video included a montage of Who’s Who in Wellington espousing his virtues.A presentation was presented to him at his store earlier in the week.The photo gallery of the Annual Celebration can be viewed here.Follow us on Twitter.last_img

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