Kenneth E. Tucker
Kenneth E. Tucker, 76, of Chanute, departed this world on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Kansas Heart Hospital in Wichita, Kansas.
Kenneth was born in Elk Falls, Kansas on October 7, 1934, the son of George L. and Isabelle (Clark) Tucker. He grew up in Moline, Kansas.
He went to work for the Santa Fe Railroad in 1952 and worked until his retirement in 1996 after 43 ½ years of service.
Kenneth was united in marriage to Shirley A. Cox, his high sc...
On A Mission To Serve
Former Chanute resident Sarah Karami, a pharmaceutical student, recently went on a mission trip to Honduras where she and a group of other medical professionals set up a free medical station for three days.
Karami grew up in Chanute, but moved to Oklahoma City when she was in 10th grade. Currently, she is a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma, which is where she first learned about the opportunity t...
Semi truck takes out low-hanging electric line
A semi truck took out an electric line on the 200 block of N. Grant Monday, causing the utility poles holding up the electric line to splinter and break.
A late model semi-trailer truck owned by Conway Freight was southbound on N. Grant and moving at a slow speed when it collided with an electric line that crosses the street between two poles. The electric line hooked onto the truck, causing the utility pole on the east side of Grant to break ...
Motorcycle crash injures two area men
ST. PAUL — An injury motorcycle accident occurred at 1:50 p.m. Saturday at 20525 150th Rd. (approximately five miles north of St. Paul).
A 2001 Harley Davidson driven by Robert H. Wright, Jr., 49, Eureka, was westbound on 150th, left the north side of the road and struck a fence.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Wright was transported to Freeman Hospital, Joplin.
Passenger Rodney Allen Wright, 47, Walnut, was transported to Labette Health, ...
Cherry Street vegetable sale
Cherry Street Youth Center, 719 N. Garfield, is having a vegetable sale 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Youth will be selling corn, cucumbers, potatoes, onions and more.
All proceeds benefit Cherry Street Youth Center.
Area auctioneer claims world champion title
YATES CENTER — Southeast Kansas has a world champion in its midst. Charly Cummings, Yates Center, earned the title of World Auctioneer Champion at the Livestock Marketing Association’s (LMA) competition in Williamston, S.C. last weekend.
“It’s crazy,” he said. “It’s going to be a lifestyle change.”
The 32-year-old Cummings was sponsored by Southeast Kansas Stockyards, LLC, in Gas, where he is also a partner.
Chanute USD Board to meet on Tuesday
The USD 413 Board of Education will meet Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the board office, 315 Chanute 35 Parkway. New Superintendent James Hardy will be sitting at his first meeting.
Meeting times have been established as Tuesday, July 5, Monday, August 1, Tuesday, Sept. 6, Monday, Oct. 3, Monday, Nov. 7, Monday, Dec. 5, Tuesday, Jan. 3, Monday, Feb. 6, Monday, March 5, Monday, April 2, Monday, May 7, Monday, June 4.
Annual board action will include ...
William M. “Bill” Dawson 1916-2011
William M. “Bill” Dawson, 94, St. Paul, former longtime Erie resident, died Thursday, June 30, 2011, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Nov. 23, 1916, in rural St. Paul, to Jonas and Pauline Holtz Dawson. As a young boy, he grew up in the St. Paul and Galesburg areas.
During World War II, he served in the United States Army and was stationed in Alaska and other posts. For nearly 28 years, he was employed by the Cit...
Practice fireworks safety in celebrating Fourth holiday
In Chanute this year, fireworks will be sold to the public from Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4.
Firework use is permitted from 6 a.m. to midnight on the Fourth of July only.
The Santa Fe Park Fourth of July enhanced fireworks show will be approximately 9:30 p.m. The causeway at the park will be closed to the public at 5 p.m.
“Although fireworks are a fun and exciting way to celebrate our nation’s freedom, they can also be harmful or even dea...
Five-year-old patient home after transplant
Five-year-old Ty Stokes was dismissed on Wednesday from Children’s Mercy Hospital after a kidney transplant 2 1/2 weeks ago.
The youngster, born with a kidney malfunction and who had undergone in-home dialysis for nearly three years, had been on the transplant list for two years.
He has to wear a mask at home. He is the son of Joshua and Rachel Stokes. An account for his benefit has been opened at Community National Bank and Trust under his Un...
Branson, Mo. offers visitors zipline thrills
BRANSON, Mo. — Southeast Kansas is beautiful with its sweeping farmland and vibrant sunsets, but there aren’t too many options for entertainment aside from going to the local movie theatre or paddle boating around a farm pond.
Luckily, the Ozarks are right in the backyard, and while everyone knows Branson offers a multitude of shows and fun on the strip, it also boasts a number of outdoor adventure options, by ...
Lita Mae Soderquist 1929-2011
Lita Mae Soderquist, 82, Parsons, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, of natural causes, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Death followed a month long illness.
She was born March 31, 1929 in Selma, Kan., to Ruby Mae and Russell Coen. She grew up and attended schools in the Iola area.
On Nov. 11, 1948 she married Robert E. Soderquist. They lived in Chanute many years and operated the Silver Grill restaurant with his parents until 1968. I...
Mary A. “Dutch” Stevenson 1919-2011
Mary Magdelene Auburg Stevenson, 92, formerly of Humboldt, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Mary was born in Tell, Texas on May 29, 1919, the daughter of Fredrick and Ruth Spinks Auburg. She attended public school in Texas.
She was united in marriage to William Henry Stevenson on Feb. 7, 1940. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1998.
Mary worked with her husband in long distance trucking for 23 yea...
Bless Roy Rusk
Bless Roy Rusk died June 28, 2011, at the age of 94 in The Sterling House of Peoria, Ariz.
He was born in Biloxi, Miss. He graduated from Biloxi High School in 1935 and from Ole Miss with a BS in Pharmacy. He was in Glider Training in Spencer, Iowa, where he met Bernita and they married in Albuquerque, N.M., while he was in the service.
He was a decorated 2nd Lt and WWII Glider Pilot and served in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he wa...
CHS group helps pick up Joplin rubble
JOPLIN, Mo. — After the disastrous tornado hit Joplin on May 22, Chanute High School with less than a week of school began scattering to organize fundraisers and relief efforts. CHS was able to form a supply drive and a coin drive to involve students, but efforts were not enough to satisfy the students organizing the fundraisers, the CHS Student Government members.
“The kids, they’d just been talking about i...
Christian-based band on big stage — Humboldt native part of East Tennessee group
A City Under Siege is trying to make a better name for itself as a Christian-based band at the Cornerstone Festival 2011, today through Sunday at Bushnell, Ill.
One of the band members, Eric Davis, guitar and vocals, grew up in Humboldt before moving to East Tennessee.
The five-man group earned a spot on the Cornerstone stage through an online contest.
There were more than 100 bands entered in the New Band Showcase a...
Businesses open despite old 169 detour
Businesses on old 169 south of Merle Kelly Ford remind residents they are still open despite the construction detour. The businesses can be accessed on Santa Fe at 35th or at the detour on 44th.
Movie in the Park
on Friday night
The second First Friday Movie in the Park will be shown Friday night at dark at the Irene Neely Hudson Plaza.
The movie will be a preview for celebrating Independence Day.
Elsmore Ruritan plans Fourth celebration
George Junior Covey 1915-2011
George Junior Covey, 96, Elsmore, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at his home.
He was born March 30, 1915, in Wichita, the son of George and Golda Faye Botkin Covey. He attended East High at Wichita and graduated from Wichita State University in 1937. He was a member of the Elsmore United Methodist Church.
He married Betty Reiswig on Oct. 2, 1943 in El Dorado, by a justice of the peace. George was a farmer all of his life. He farmed in wes...
City reviews ongoing utility, energy efficiency projects
Monday evening the Chanute City Commissioners heard a number of updates on projects taking place around the city, including a wastewater utility update.
Brian Spano was on hand from Wilson & Company to inform commissioners of the progress being made to analyze current inflow and infiltration issues.
“You have about 2.8 times the flow of wastewater going into your sewer plant than you should, which is very signi...
Passing on Plummer results in accident
At 9:20 p.m. Monday, there was an injury accident on Plummer and Ash Grove Road, a half mile from Chanute on Plummer.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1998 Ford Mustang driven by Terrence L. Nelson, 24, Chanute, was traveling southbound on Plummer and attempted to pass another vehicle. The driver lost control and entered the east ditch, rolling multiple times landing on its wheels.
Nelson, who was not wearing a safety restraint, was trans...