Carrie Rengers

January 13, 2014

'What is wheat, Alex?' Wellington makes 'Jeopardy!'

Wellington, Kan., was one of the answers on the Friday airing of "Jeopardy!"

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WICHITA — Shelley Hansel turned on her phone Friday shortly after her plane touched down with the intent of calling a friend for a ride.

Instead, the executive director of the Wellington Area Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau was met with insistent dings of messages alerting her to big news for her city.

"Wellington was one of the questions on 'Jeopardy,'" Hansel says of Friday's show. "It was so hilarious."

The statement was: "The amber rolling fields of Wellington, Kansas make it this grain 'capital of the world.'"

"That would be, 'What is wheat, Alex?'" Hansel says.

She says she's thrilled that her hometown was chosen for a question.

"You know you've made it."

However, Hansel says, "What's interesting is that's actually somewhat incorrect."

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