Daily Archives: September 10, 2020

Crusader preview: Wellington has its hands full against a Collegiate team that destroyed Mulvane

By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Wellington had that kind of game last Friday night that left your heart in need of a defibrillator. It is safe to say if Wellington has such a game Friday night with Wichita Collegiate, then this team is off to a very good start.

Collegiate destroyed Mulvane in week #1 56-0. That’s should make any Crusader fan a little nervous.

Wellington, which opened the season with a 36-29 overtime loss to Clearwater, will be battling a team that accumulated 250 yards against the Wildcat defense in an absolute Ark Valley Chisholm Trail League Div. IV rout.

Collegiate, that manhandled Wellington 28-7 in last year’s season opener, has high expectations for this season. The team has 27 returning lettermen that clearly had little trouble against Mulvane. The Spartans led 7-0 at the end of the first quarter before exploding for four touchdowns in the second. Collegiate would then build on its 33-0 halftime lead with three touchdowns in the third and fourth quarters. 

Wellington Police Notes: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2020

Wellington Police notes: Wednesday, September 10, 2020

Mona M. Dawson, 87, Wellington: Oct. 1, 1932 – Sept. 8, 2020

Mona Dawson

Mona M. Dawson died on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at her home in Wellington at the age of 87.

She was born the daughter of Anderson F. and Kathlyn (Kirkland) Houser on Saturday, October 1, 1932 in Wichita.

On September 2, 1955, Mona and Francis Harold “Red” Dawson were united in marriage in Wichita. Together they celebrated 36 years of marriage before his passing in 1991.

Family was very important to Mona and she encouraged her family to love and spend time with each other. She looked forward to the holidays as she was able to cook for and spend time with her family. Her biggest joy was being with her many grandchildren and their families. She will be remembered for her humble nature and for putting others before herself.

Wellington senior Julia Starnes named National Merit Scholarship semifinalist

Julia Starnes

Sumner Newscow report — Julia Starnes, a senior at Wellington High School, has been named a semifinalist in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program.

About 16,000 high school seniors in total have been announced as semifinalists in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program. The students in the 66th annual contest will compete for 7,600 scholarships, worth around $30 million, awarded in the coming spring.

Steven Dale Murphy, 60, Osborne, Kans.: Dec. 14, 1959 – Sept. 6, 2020

Steven D. Murphy

Steven Dale Murphy was born on December 14, 1959, in Osborne, Kans., the son of Stanley and Fredrica Robinson Murphy. He died suddenly on Sunday, September 6, 2020, in Lebanon, Kansas at the age of 60.

Steven began his schooling in Albuquerque, New Mexico before the family returned to Kansas, where he finished school, graduating from Mankato High School.

In 1980, he was united in marriage with Jennifer Esslinger. Three sons, Michael, Eric, and Christopher, were born to this union, which later dissolved.

He was married to Misty Thompson in 2006, and one son, Parker was born.

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