J. Edward Swanson 1923-2008
J. Edward Swanson, 85, Elsmore, died Wednesday, December 24, 2008, at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City.
He was born April 16, 1923, at Elsmore to Harold and Elida Lindstrom Swanson. He attended Elsmore schools, graduating from Elsmore High school in 1941.
On June 26, 1945, he married Eleanor “Rusty” Butts at Elsmore. This union was blessed with three sons. His wife preceded him in death on March 22, 2005.
He was a farmer and rancher.
He was a...
Wedding — Stout/Vaughan
Kelly Stout and Galen Vaughan were married Oct. 18, 2008, beneath the arbor at Highland Park in Chanute. Pastor Kim Drum presided over the candlelight double-ring ceremony. The bride is the daughter of John and Becky Stout, Chanute. The groom is the son of Gene and Kim Vaughan, Caney. The bride’s sister, Katy Parker, served as matron of honor. Julie Bayha was a bridesmaid. The groom’s brother, Anthony Vaughan, was best man. Gene Vaughan, ...
Ambassador Christian Church Senior Minister David McCoy’s 10:30 a.m. sermon will be “Why the Wise Men?” taken from Matthew 2:1-12. The church is located at 4001 S. Johnson Road in the Safari Industrial Park. Otterbein United Methodist Church The Old Testament reading will be Psalm 148. The day’s Gospel reading will be Luke 2:22-40. Westview Baptist Church Interim Pastor Charles Towne’s 10:40 a.m. sermon will be “2009 Might Be The Year,...
K-State freshman from Moran doing cancer research
From Kansas State University MANHATTAN -- Kristina Bigelow knew she wanted to be a cancer researcher after learning about the basics of cancer development in high school biology and chemistry classes. Now, she is performing research on the disease as a student at Kansas State University. Bigelow, a freshman in chemistry, biology and premedicine, Moran, is studying the changes in cell-to-cell communication of colon cancer cells. She is inv...
U.S. Service Academies nominations made
WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Senator Pat Roberts announced the names of the young Kansans who will receive his nomination for appointments to U.S. Service Academies. “I am very pleased to announce this year’s nominees,” Senator Roberts said. “These men and women are outstanding representatives of Kansas in every way.” In making the nominations, Senator Roberts followed the recommendations of his Academy Screening Board. The nonpartisan Board is c...
25 years ago (1983) Sports pictures in the Tribune include shots of wrestler Sonny Manley and basketball player Dwayne Crismas. 50 years ago (1958) Floyd Stacy, 72, co-owner of Nation’s Cleaners, died unexpectedly on Dec. 24 of a heart ailment. 75 years ago (1933) Poultry thieves made a second attempt to steal chickens from the Jack Evans farm, four miles southeast of Chanute. This time the thieves got away with 40 Rock Island hens, de...
Vatican embraces iTunes prayer book, says it can spread Church message VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican is endorsing new technology that brings the book of daily prayers used by priests straight onto iPhones. The Vatican’s Pontifical Council for Social Communications is embracing the iBreviary, an iTunes application created by a technologically savvy Italian priest, the Rev. Paolo Padrini, and an Italian Web designer. The application inclu...
Christopher D. Miller 1964-2008
Christopher D. Miller, 44, Cherryvale, died Friday, December 19, 2008, as a result of a car accident south of Chanute.
He was born Aug. 4, 1964, in Ellsworth to Patrick M. and Janet R. Minniear Miller. He attended Missouri schools.
He married Ronita Mann and they later divorced. He married Jodie Smith and they later divorced.
He was employed as a temporary employee with Express Personnel in Parsons. He had been employed with National Garment ...
Business counseling available in Humboldt Representatives from the Kansas Small Business Development Center (KSBDC) at Pittsburg State University will be in Humboldt on Tuesday, Jan. 6 for free individual counseling sessions from 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. The sessions will be held at the Humboldt Public Library, Bill Brown Room, 916 Bridge St.. These sessions will be available at selected times during the year. Please contact the KSBDC at PSU 235...
Martha Ellen Weide 1913-2008
Martha Ellen Weide, 95, Yates Center, died Monday, December 23, 2008, at Yates Center Health Center.
She was born Oct. 28, 1913, in West Buffalo to George F. and Chestine Kennedy Ibbetson. She graduated from Buffalo High School in 1932.
She married John Weide on April 1, 1939. He preceded her in death.
The couple purchased the Old Town site of Kalida.
Survivors include a son, John O. Weide Jr., Chandler, Ariz.; a daughter, Vickie Pickering, A...
Esther Emogene McAdam 1919-2008
Esther Emogene McAdam, 89, longtime Fredonia resident, died Sunday, December 21, 2008, at the Meridian Nursing Home, Wichita.
She was born Sept. 1, 1919, in Mound Valley to Ova A. and Grace Robbins Pefley. She graduated from Fredonia High School.
On July 21, 1938, in Fredonia she married Earl McAdam. He died on Dec. 2, 1989.
She was a homemaker and a longtime member of First Christian Church.
Survivors include two daughters, Earlene Patterson...
25 years ago (1983) The Montgomery Ward store is advertising a 6-quart slow cooker, $25; pine breadbox, $15; and a one-third horse-power sabre saw, $24. 50 years ago (1958) Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Johnson, 212 S. Kansas, will observe their 60th wedding anniversary Sunday. The couple lived and farmed in numerous places in southeast Kansas before moving to Thayer in 1943, and to Chanute earlier this year. 75 years ago (1933) The city commi...
Violet Ernestine ‘Vi’ Arnold 1921-2008
Violet Ernestine “Vi” Arnold, 87, Highlands Ranch, Colo., died Sunday, December 21, 2008.
She was born Jan. 6, 1921, in Guthrie, Okla., to Wade Hampton and Teresa Magdalene Meagher Jenkins. She graduated from Guthrie High School in 1939 and married Walter Lee Arnold in Guthrie on Sept. 2, 1942.
The Arnolds made their home in Guthrie and she was a legal secretary, working in the Oklahoma State Legislature in Oklahoma City, Okla., for many year...
Dorothy L. Fronk 1924-2008
Dorothy L. Fronk, 84, Chanute, went to be with the Lord on Monday, December 22, 2008, at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Dorothy was born in Altoona on May 11, 1924, the daughter of Henry Harrison and Nellie May Cranor Hixon.
Dorothy was united in marriage to George Elwood Girard. He preceded her in death. She was later united in marriage to Walter Fronk. He also preceded her in death.
Dorothy worked at an Awning and Upholster...
KOMA Beef Conference Jan. 8
The 2009 KOMA Beef Conference is scheduled for Jan. 8 at the Community Center on the Labette County Fairgrounds in Oswego. The KOMA conference -- so named for the four states from which it draws participants: Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas - will begin with registration at 2:30 p.m. The program will start at 3 p.m. Program sponsor is Kansas State University Research and Extension. The program will cover a range of topics, includ...
Alene ‘Kay’ Davis
Alene “Kay” Davis, 73, Wichita, died Friday, December 19, 2008, at her home.
She recently retired from a career of more than 50 years as a paralegal for Hite, Fanning and Honeyman.
She was a member of the Sigma Phi Gamma Sorority, Eta Omega chapter, and an avid bridge player, a member of multiple clubs. She also enjoyed her work, travel, cooking, Stan Kenton’s music and cheering for the Kansas City Chiefs. The family appreciates the outpourin...
25 years ago (1983)
A Tribune photo shows local people filling up Christmas baskets for the needy. Pictured are Evelyn Boone, Ron Cary and firefighter David McLaren. Several firefighters have volunteered to deliver the baskets.
50 years ago (1958)
In a ceremony recently, Eagle Scout badges were awarded to brothers Alvin and Larry Seefeldt, R. 1, and twins Ron and Bob Wulf of Humboldt.
75 years ago (1933)
Mrs. Jane Latham of Ottawa has resumed...
Gary Dean Clark 1937-2008
Gary Dean Clark, 71, Independence, died Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2008 at his home.
He was born Sept. 4, 1937 in Caney, to Carl and Edith Lurlee Clark. He grew up in Tyro and graduated from high school in Caney. He served in the United States Air Force. He had a college degree in architecture and was self-employed until his retirement.
Survivors include a son, Carl Dean Clark, Springfield, Mo.; four daughters, Sara Marie Clark, Cherryvale, Sherry C...
25 years ago (1983) Monte Bright, 417 N. Garfield, was winner of the new 1984 Ford Escort which was first prize in the Christmas drawing sponsored by local merchants. 50 years ago (1958) A Tribune photo shows student participants in Alcott school’s Christmas program. Pictured are Susan Coots, Janette Chandler, Dorothea Dannenberg, Paulette Bowyer, Ernestine Freeman and Shirley Dillow. 75 years ago (1933) Earl Trammell, east of Chanute...
Marvin O. Wolfe 1916 – 2008
Marvin O. Wolfe, 92, Chanute, died Thursday, December 18, 2008 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
He was born in Chanute on Oct. 8, 1916, the son of Clarence R. and Lulu B. Coffin Wolfe. He grew up and attended schools in Chanute.
He was united in marriage to Naomi “Maxine” Lopeman on May 28, 1937. She preceded him in death on April 26, 2007.
He worked as a Meter Reader for the City of Chanute for 25 years until his re...