Scavenger Hunt promotion begins in Friday’s Tribune
Looking for a summer activity? Make sure to read the Tribune carefully beginning Friday.
The Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism in conjunction with The Chanute Tribune and Z95.3 KINZ FM is hosting the Summer Scavenger Hunt — A Chanute Adventure! from Friday through August 13.
The scavenger hunt will promote the exploration of Chanute by having citizens find pictures of architectural elemen...
Pamela Jean Haynes-Miller 1965-2011
Pamela Jean Haynes, 45, Chouteau, Okla., died Monday, July 25, 2011 at Tulsa.
She was born on Sept. 18, 1965 in Chanute, to Ron and Mary Ruth Barnhart Haynes. She grew up and attended school in Chanute where she also spent some time raising her four children.
She was married to Spencer Miller on Dec. 31, 2002 in Eureka Springs, Ark.
Pam most recently had worked as a morning cook at McDonald’s in Chouteau.
Survivors include her husband, of th...
Paul J. Bogner 1928-2011
Paul J. Bogner, 82, rural Parsons, died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Oct. 8, 1928, in Mt. Hope, to John and Rosalia Grassl Bogner. He grew up in the Andale area and was a 1946 graduate of Andale High School.
He and Roberta H. Orth were married Oct. 21, 1950 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Andale. They moved north of Parsons in 1971 where he farmed and raised cattle.
Museum’s concerns told to City Commission
Public comments were the highlight of Monday’s meeting of the Chanute City Commission, including hearing that the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum may have to relocate.
Jacquelyn Borgeson, museum curator, director Conrad Froehlich, and museum board member Kim Rutter approached commissioners about the problems with the third floor water leakage that continues to damage the depot location.
“I made the repo...
Red Cross revamps, to close office
in Chanute — Services to community will
still be met
The American Red Cross is revamping the way it does business to become a better public servant and to make the best use of a donated dollar. By Oct. 1, it anticipates closing its Chanute office at 16 S. Grant to allow for fewer resources spent on administrative issues and to provide more time focusing on its lifesaving services. The action will save $3,400 locally and will allow for more local dollars to help more people in the Chanute area.
Lonnie Ray Hazen 1943-2011
Lonnie Ray Hazen, 68, Stark, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 at his home.
Lonnie was born in Chanute on March 3, 1943, the son of Oren W. Hazen and Faye Lenora Peacock Hazen Pruitt. He graduated from Sawyer High School in Sawyer.
Lonnie was a career naval officer serving during the Vietnam War. He completed his naval service in 1985 with the rank of ATCS, Senior Chief Aviation Electronics. He then worked as a civil servant at the Lakehurst Naval ...
Joseph Dale Hart 1957-2011
Joseph Dale Hart, 53, Humboldt, died Thursday, July 21, 2011 at his residence .
Joseph was born at Falls City, Neb. on Nov. 24, 1957, the son of Wallace and Mary Montgomery Hart. He graduated from Washburn University.
He worked at Moon’s Hometown Market in Humboldt.
Joseph is survived by his parents; his wife, Anita, Chanute; his children, Lyndsey, Kyle and Jaden Hart, Chanute; and his brothers, Robert Wallace Hart, Kansas City, Mo., and J...
Arrests made in Thayer burglaries
The Neosho County Sheriff’s Department arrested three adults and two juveniles in a string of 28 burglaries.
The crime spree began around 10 p.m. July 14 and ended around 4 a.m. on July 15, resulting in 28 burglaries, 23 thefts and five reports of criminal damage to property.
The adult suspects who remain in custody on $30,000 cash/surety bonds are Clayton L. Harper, 18, Cherryvale, Jonathan D. Hightower, 18, Fort Scott, and Randall L. “Cody” ...
Stuff the Bus to continue next Saturday
The Chanute Community Foundation held the first day of its second annual Stuff the Bus supply drive outside of Royster Middle School on Saturday. The drive is held for two days during the summer to collect money and school items for those in need of extra assistance with their supply lists.
The foundation collected Saturday and next Saturday then will pass the donations onto the schools in Chanute to be dist...
Ralph L. Adelgren 1938-2011
Ralph L. Adelgren, age 73, Fremont, Neb., died Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Fremont Area Medical Center.
He was born June 1, 1938 in Buffalo, to Henry and Wilma Johnson Adelgren. He grew up in Buffalo and graduated from Vilas High School in Buffalo, in 1956. He received his Bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from Kansas State University in 1963. He worked in construction in Manhattan to pay for his education. After college he liv...
County extends burn ban for seven days
ERIE — At Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners, Sheriff Jim Keath asked the commissioners to extend the burn ban and commissioners extended the ban another seven days.
In other business, commissioners:
— Heard a report from George Finical, inspection personnel with Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers, P.A., (CFS), on Phase IV of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project.
— Approved paying $6,000 on the cost of moving...
Eye doctor joins Vietti’s practice
Dr. Bill Vietti, optometrist at 32 West Main in Chanute, has expanded his practice by adding Dr. Tyler Cook to his staff and eventually be his successor. Cook is a fresh graduate of the Michigan College of Optometry and after working as an intern for a doctor in Kansas City, Cook was introduced to Vietti.
“When I was a fourth year optometry student, the doctor that I worked for in Kansas City knew Bill,” Cook...
Chanute native named KHP captain
After graduating from Chanute High School and Benedictine College in Atchison, Chris Turner came across the opportunity to follow in his father’s footsteps as a Kansas Highway Patrolman.
Now he’s taking the step from lieutenant to captain.
Turner began working for the Highway Patrol as a recruit trooper at the Training Academy in March of 1998. Turner assumed patrol duties in Leavenworth County before being t...
Shoes, socks donations needed for school children
Each year before children head back to school, Angels Care Home Health likes to hold a fundraiser. In the past three years, Angels has held a school supply drive with great success.
For this year’s drive Angels has decided to hold a New Sock and Gently Used or New Shoe drive to help students start the school year on the right foot.
“It’s for all back to school-aged kids,” Marketing Representative Ashley Rob...
William Ervin “Bill” Williams 1942-2011
William Ervin “Bill” Williams, 69, Antioch, Calif., formerly of Orofino, Idaho, left Earth for Heaven on Thursday, July 14, 2011 after a long battle with cancer.
Bill was born Jan. 22, 1942 in Wendell, Idaho to Charles Orval and Helen Mae Claiborn-Williams. He attended Orofino High School, Orofino, idaho. He received his GED on March 11, 1960 from the United States Armed Forces Institute (USAFI). He served in the United States Army from July 1...
Postmaster in Altoona
moonlights as caregiver
Editor’s note: Story and photos by Jessica Yanesh, a Kent State student attending Dave LaBelle’s Pictures with a Purpose workshop in Chanute.
ALTOONA — Altoona Postmaster Deona Joy said she began caring for 83-year-old Marilyn Thompson after Thompson’s husband passed away four years ago. She said Thompson’s husband, John, took his life while battling a terminal illness. Joy was close with John and she said she has grown close to Marilyn durin...
City workers go in early to beat the heat
With the blistering temperatures Chanute has faced during this summer, those spending their days working outside are facing more than just a sunburn. Working in excessively hot temperatures can cause fainting, heat exhaustion, and even heat stroke. Because of the dangerously hot 100 degree weather that has swept through Kansas recently, the City of Chanute has decided to take precautions to ensure that their ...
Keith Dodd 1933-2011
Keith Dodd, 78, Cameron Mo., died Friday, July 15, 2011 from COPD. Keith was born Jan. 27, 1933, in Ravenden Springs, Ark., the son of Clyde and Inez Dodd.
Keith graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1951, where he was an All-America member of the basketball team. He graduated from Emporia State with a BS in Business. While at Emporia State he was a member of the basketball team and owned the Bald Eagle Bar…. quite the popular hangout of the...
Wilma Solomon 1916-2011
Former resident Wilma Solomon, 95, Williamsburg, Va., died Sunday, July 17, 2011. She was born Jan. 27, 1916 in the Vilas community, the daughter of Arthur and Olga Carlson. She attended Wilson County schools and graduated from Buffalo High School in 1934. She received her teaching certificate from Pittsburg State Teacher’s College and taught six years in rural schools in Wilson County.
On May 4, 1941, she married Arthur Solomon of Rose. Durin...
One-vehicle accident occurred near Humboldt
An injury one-vehicle accident occurred at 1:50 p.m. Saturday in Allen County.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 2007 Nissan driven by Jacquelyn Rogers, 23, Iola, was southbound on 1100th Road, approximately a mile north of Humboldt, when she crossed the center line, over corrected and entered the west ditch. The vehicle rolled one time and came to rest on its wheels, the report said.
The driver, who was wearing a safety restraint, was take...