Murphys’ menagerie in
Stark expands with antiques
STARK — Murphy’s Cafe and Murphy’s Mercantile have been a staple in the lives of many Stark residents and other area residents for the last four years. On July 1 Portia and Rick Murphy will open Murphy’s Bittersweet Antiques, adding to the reasons people should make the short drive from Chanute and Erie to Stark.
The small antique shop is beautifully arranged and holds unique and interesting pieces that Portia ...
Sunday afternoon celebration for FUMC’s 140th anniversary
To commemorate its 140th anniversary, the First United Methodist Church located at 202 S. Lincoln will hold a celebration on Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m.
The church first started in the late 1860s for the residents of New Chicago and Tioga as a Presbyterian and Methodist church, alternating Sundays and pastors while holding a joint Sunday School class every Sunday. Later that year, the members of the Methodis...
David Webster Olson, Jr. 1916-2011
David Webster Olson, Jr., 95, Prairie Village, died Wednesday, June 22, 2011 at Shawnee Mission Medical Center. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. Monday, June 27, at the First Lutheran Church, 6400 State Line Road Mission Hills, Kan., with funeral services following at 11 a.m. Burial in Edwardsville Cemetery, Edwardsville, Kan. Memorial contributions may be made to KC Blind All Stars Foundation, @ Kansas School for the Blind, 1100 State Av...
Sandra Mae Klingensmith 1982-2011
Sandra Mae Klingensmith, 28, Independence, died Monday, June 20, 2011 in Estes Park, Colo.
Sandra was born at Great Bend on Nov. 11, 1982, the daughter of Gene Klingensmith and Marylin Albin Klingensmith Hudson. She graduated from Chanute High School and attended Emporia State University.
Sandra loved music, singing and couponing. She was an active board member of the SKIL Resource Center, advocating for people with disabilities.
Sandra is su...
Larry Neal Toomey 1947-2011
Larry Neal Toomey, 64, died on Friday, June 17, 2011 at his residence in Bernice, Okla.
The son of Harry and Maxine Lukins Toomey, he was born on April 28, 1947 in Chanute.
Larry served in the United States Armey from 1965 until 1971.
He earned his Associate’s degree from Neosho Community College in Chanute.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Toomey. Larry is survived by his three children, Toney Toomey, Garry Toomey and Kathie Heck...
Bike the U.S. for MS makes stop on Monday
On Monday, June 27, the cyclists with Bike the U.S. for MS will again ride to Chanute to raise awareness and money for MS research through Partners MS Center in Boston.
The cyclists begin in Virginia starting June 1 and bike to California ending July 31. The public can greet the riders in Chanute from 1 to 5 p.m. at SantaFe Park by the locomotive. They especially like to talk to persons with MS and their family and friends.
The Wilson C...
Lock’s heart going strong,
40th birthday on July 4
Greg Lock is preparing to celebrate his 40th birthday on July 4. Turning 40 is more than a milestone for Greg, who wasn’t expected to live past the age of seven — it is a miracle.
Greg was born in Goodland in 1971. He was six weeks overdue, but Greg’s mother Marilyn Lock said that 40 years ago they just thought he wasn’t ready.
When he was two days old he was transferred to a hospital in Denver for a blood tran...
New Director of Main Street takes reins
LuAnn Tincher took over as Director of Main Street Chanute this week. As director, her focus initially will be on marketing Main Street businesses.
“I think it is a matter of marketing and letting people know what is here, and the opportunities that they have here,” said Tincher.
She added that while the Alive After Five program (extended hours the first Thursday of the month) is great she would like to see mor...
Former Chanute resident dies after vehicle rolls into river
GLEN HAVEN, Colo. — A former Chanute woman who died in a motor vehicle accident drowned after her vehicle rolled into the Big Thompson River. She was found Tuesday in the Estes Park location.
Deputy coroner James Wilkerson identified the woman as 28-year-old Sandra May Klingensmith, Independence, a former Chanute resident. She was vacationing in Colorado.
He said Wednesday the woman died of drowning, head injuries, and had a history of narcole...
Kathleen Joyce Dillon 1962-2011
Kathleen Joyce Dillon, 49, died at her home in Humboldt on Wednesday, June 22, 2011, after a long battle with cancer.
She was born June 11, 1962, in Chanute, to Michael and Bernice Coffey Dillon. She grew up east of Humboldt and graduated from Humboldt High School in 1980. She also received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Southwestern College in Winfield, with a double major of Art and English.
She worked as a personal caregiver for more than...
Nancy A. Roper 1945-2011
Nancy A. Roper, 66, Parsons, died Monday, June 20, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center at Chanute.
She was born on May 31, 1945 at Parsons to Arlon and Avis York Jones. She grew up at Parsons and attended Parsons grade schools and Labette County Community High School.
She worked at Johnson’s Café in her youth and later at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant. She also worked at Venture Line, Alloway’s Restaurant, and the Parsonia...
Aristocats to take the stage at NCCC
The children’s summer theatre program at Neosho County Community College will present Aristocats this weekend.
The shows are June 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and June 26 at 2 p.m. in the Sanders Auditorium at NCCC. Cost of admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12.
This marks the 5th year NCCC has partnered with the Chanute Recreation Center to provide a summer theatre program for youth.
The play i...
Capps waives preliminary hearing, bond reinstated
Delana Capps, the woman charged with allegedly setting fire to the Rendezvous Club in early February, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and will accept the plea deal offered by the state.
Her $150,000 bond was reinstated by Judge Leo Gensweider on Tuesday and she will be out of custody until her arraignment on July 6 at 9:30 a.m. Her bond was revoked shortly after she bonded out in February of this year because she was ca...
Gant to lead horse training clinic
Event fund-raiser for Bit and Spur Saddle Club
Horses can be like young people — disrespectful.
David Gant, Humboldt, on Sunday will conduct a Basic Principles and Practices of Horse Training clinic at the Bit and Spur Saddle Arena.
“We want them to get respect out of their horse,” Gant said.
“There’s another generation riding horses. The horses have no respect for their riders.
“It’s not only about horse training, but about people training.”
The 9 a.m. clinic, ...
Brett A. Robinson 1968-2011
Brett A. Robinson, 42, Port Richey, Fla., died unexpectedly on May 11, 2011.
He was born July 11, 1968.
He married Sue Vincent on July 3, 1993. She survives, of the home.
Also surviving are a son, Austin, his parents Jim and Viki Robinson; two sisters, Charissa and Bettie; his father and mother-in-law, Joe and Mary Vincent; five sisters-in-law, Darla Housner, Jean Zandler, Loretta King, Penny Harris and Rose Fox; four brothers-in-law, David, J...
Chanute students tour five European countries
A trip across five countries in Europe kicked off the summer for four Chanute High School French and German students and their instructor, Michele Barbian. The four girls, Erin Christiansen, Jessie Pringle, Summer Harrison and Ashley Thuston, spent nine days visiting Paris, France, Lucerne, Switzerland, and Munich, Germany as well as passing through Liechtenstein and Austria.
The trip was a combination of cu...
Take Charge! Challenge event at Santa Fe Park
As part of the Take Charge! Challenge and as a way to gain national exposure for energy efficiency efforts, the City of Chanute is holding a free Roast the Energy Hog in the Park event on Wednesday evening from 5 until 9 p.m.
The event at Santa Fe Park, will be filmed by a PBS crew that is traveling through communities across the United States as part of a documentary on what towns are doing in order to beco...
Marion Ethel Shaw 1924-2011
Marion Ethel Shaw, 87, died Thursday, June 16, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Marion was born in Pasadena, Calif., on March 9, 1924, the daughter of Alfred F. and Lovella E. Slater Shaw. She graduated from San Marino High School in Pasadena. She later graduated from Pasadena Junior College with an Associate’s Degree. She moved to Chanute in 1980, returned to Long Beach, Calif., and came back to Chanute in 1999.
Lawrence Raymond Crawford 1926-2011
Lawrence Raymond Crawford, 84, Iola, died Friday, June 17, 2011, at his home.
Lawrence was born Sept. 24, 1926, at Osage, the son of William Medford and Hazel Rachel Viola May Rider Crawford. He grew up on a farm southeast of Humboldt and was a member of the Humboldt High School Class of 1946.
On June 28, 1947, he married Dorothy Jean Adams in Iola and they made their home in Humboldt. He owned and operated Crawford & Storrer Implement Company...
Jerry Marvin Morgan 1936-2011
Jerry Marvin Morgan, 74, Braman,Okla., died Saturday, June 18, 2011 at Select Specialty Hospital in Wichita. He was born Nov. 15, 1936 in Sycamore, the son of Clyde F. and Lenora Seckman Morgan.
Jerry joined the United States Air Force in 1954, achieving the rank of Tech Sergeant. He retired after 20 years of service in 1975. In 1978, he became a computer engineer for AT&T, where he retired in 1998.
On July 29, 1961 in Fredonia, Jerry ma...