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...
Jammin for Joplin fund-raiser today
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Chanute will jam to benefit Joplin today from noon to midnight at Santa Fe Park. Seven bands will play throughout the day and those attending will be eligible to win door prizes. There is a $5 entry fee and all proceeds for Jammin for Joplin will go to the Heart of Missouri United Way for Joplin Tornado Relief Matching fund. Contributions this weekend will pay double to the fund. A family out of Joplin is wi...
EPA explains air, water sampling
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Thursday evening the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public availability meeting at Central Park Pavilion to go over proposed plans for air monitoring and water sampling to take place in Chanute over the next several months. Chanute residents were also allowed to voice questions and concerns to the EPA representatives. Seven separate meetings, availability sessions, and presentations have been ...
Civil Air Patrol teaches
search and rescue, life skills
Most people have no idea what all the acronyms in the military stand for, but one can learn a lot of acronyms and much more in just a couple Civil Air Patrol (CAP) meetings.
CAP is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. It is made up of a group of volunteers who train almost weekly to do search and rescue missions by ground and air.
Squadron Commander Capt. Denis...
Dustin Ray Kellerman 1981-2011
Dustin Kellerman, 29, Chanute, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at his residence.
Dustin was born in Garnett on Dec. 6, 1981, the son of Dennis Ray and Ellen Gray Kellerman. He graduated from Chanute High School in 2001.
He currently worked at Tri-Valley in Chanute.
Dustin is survived by his father, Dennis Kellerman and his wife, Dotty, Chanute, and his mother, Ellen Kellerman, Chanute; one brother, Daniel L. Kellerman, Gulfport, Miss.; one steps...
Woman, children displaced by fire
Deseree Harmon and her four children were displaced from their home at 1604 S. Highland by a fire Wednesday morning.
The fire started due to faulty dryer wiring, and everything in Harmon’s home is a complete loss. She is in need of appliances, furniture, clothing, and other basic items.
“Everything in the house is black,” she said.
Harmon is staying at her boyfriend’s father’s house for the time being. She has joint custody of her children an...
Cardinal's vintage soda fountain popular place
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter One of the oldest businesses on Main Street still offers one of the sweetest treats in town. Cardinal Drug, located at 103 E. Main, operates an old-fashioned soda fountain, offering an array of fountain drinks and ice cream treats perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day. How it came to be “I didn’t actually grow up in a soda fountain, other than my Dad had always taken me to Grenola, Kan., and I always ...
Youth archers take aim at Katy Park
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter This week and next Ronda Hawkinson is holding her annual archery program at Katy Park. Adults and children alike gather at Katy Park Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings to learn proper archery technique and practice their skills on an array of targets. For the past four years Hawkinson has taught the summer archery program for two weeks through the Recreation Center. This year 28 people signed up for the...
Accounts opened for 5-year-old kidney transplant patient
Tribune staff Ty Stokes, 5-year-old son of Rachel and Josh Stokes, Chanute, underwent a kidney transplant Monday at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, Mo. Ty’s father said his son was expected to be dismissed on Wednesday from the PICU, pediatric intensive care unit. The youngster, born with a kidney malfunction and who has undergone in-home dialysis for nearly three years, had been on the transplant list for two years. While being treated f...
Deborah L. Hughes 1956-2011
Deborah L. Hughes, 55, Felton, Wyo., died at her home Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
She was born Jan. 15, 1956 in Chillicothe, Mo., daughter of the late Oren Ayers and Mildred King.
She was a homemaker and member of Calvary Assembly of God.
She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Ralph Hughes; a daughter, Alysia Chambers, Georgetown; a son, Malcolm Hughes, Newark, Wyo.; siblings Carolyn Kerstetter, David King, Sandy Matlock, Chanute, Raymond Ki...
City: Inadequate historic district notice given
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Much of Monday’s City Commission meeting was spent on an old business item, Historic Districts and their ramification. Commissioners decided to form a Downtown Revitalization Committee, with an application needing to be filed to serve, and agreed to write the State Historical Preservation Office asking them to rescind the historical registration on the Murray Hill building until all neighbors within the 5...
Sheriff’s office receives multiple reports of scam
Greg Taylor, undersheriff for the Neosho County Sheriff’s office, reported multiple phone calls that are linked to a Jamaica scam. Taylor said that beginning in March of this year, the sheriff’s office received a report of multiple phone calls from a person telling a Neosho County resident he had won a lottery. The caller would go onto say that the resident needed to send an amount of money as a fee before collecting any winnings. The resident...
Dillow Humboldt’s police chief
HUMBOLDT — A new chief of police walked into the Humboldt department on Tuesday.
Brian Dillow was appointed at Monday’s Humboldt City Council meeting by Mayor “Nobby” Davis, and was approved by the council.
Dillow will take the police department in a new direction by evidence of him being “visible and sociable,” said Davis.
Dillow said at mid-day Tuesday his first day as chief had been “trying,” but “I’m looking forward to it. It will be e...
Brenda Lee Nelson 1958-2011
Brenda Lee Nelson, 53, Parsons, died Sunday, June 12, 2011 at Labette Health in Parsons. She died after her long courageous battle with cancer.
She was born on June 2, 1958 in Chanute to William and Virginia Mendenhall. She grew up in Chanute, Webb City, and Parsons. She attended grade school at Chanute and Webb City and then junior high and high school at Parsons graduating from Parsons High School in 1976. She attended Labette Community Col...
Angela “Ang” Marie Sanchez 1982-2011
Angela Sanchez, 29, Independence, died Saturday, June 11, 2011 in Independence.
Angela was born at Chanute on Jan. 3, 1982, the daughter of Gerald and Sheryl Giefer Sanchez. She graduated from Chanute High School in 2000. She was currently attending Independence Community College where she was studying to become a vet tech in order to purse her passion for animals.
She was a fun loving and caring person who had a smile that could light up a...
Friendship forged by mutual love of music
Paula Roberts and Marcus Heywood would certainly have been friends if they lived in the same town. However, without the Internet it is likely they would have never crossed paths. But one comment on a 1950s country singer’s facebook fan page turned into a conversation, then several more, and eventually Heywood, an Englishman, made the trip across the pond to visit his friend.
“I was really surprised when he said...