Lonnie Ray Kennedy 1934-2011
Lonnie Ray Kennedy died at his home in Norman, Okla., Sunday, Feb. 27, 2011, surrounded by his loving family. He was born Dec. 24, 1934, in Erie, to Bertha Mae Stout and Samuel Dee Kennedy. He grew up in Chanute and graduated there. In 1956, he married Sallie Ward. This marriage was blessed with two children, Lea Ann and Chris. In 1997, he retired from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad with a total of 45 years. He also completed 20 yea...
Spay/neuter programs important for preventing
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Around 60 percent of the animals that go into the Chanute Humane Society go unclaimed by their owners. Some of them are adopted, but many are not. Local animal control and Castaways Animal Shelter and Sanctuary are reminding people of the importance of spaying and neutering their pets in order to prevent pet overpopulation and euthanasia. There are three veterinary offices in the city that will spay and neu...
Meeting about Farmers Market on Thursday There will be a Farmers Market meeting Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the back room at Opie’s, Main and Highland. Discussion will include maybe moving the market to Santa Fe Park. The meeting is open to the public. CRC offering youth arts and crafts, mother/son skate The Chanute Recreation Commission is accepting sign-ups for a youth arts and crafts class that will be held Thursday, March 17 f...
Injured Ash Grove worker on the mend
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Ash Grove employee Larry Dietrich is making strides in his recovery from injuries sustained from an accident while at work in November. On Nov. 15 Dietrich fell from a train car while working as a material handler. He suffered severe injuries including breaking his pelvis, right wrist, and both clavicles. The fall also caused a small brain bleed. “He has been released from the neurologist.” said wife Sandy...
Family shares nine decades together
The children of Arthur Edwin and Edna Underhill Turner are the epitome of a close family. The oldest living child of the family who lived at 15th and Edith is Velma Grogan, who is 95.
Amazingly enough, Grogan and her other four living siblings gather for a breakfast each and every month. They generally congregate the first Saturday at Grain Bin, but in February the weather interfered and the get-together was on the s...
Presentation on Wilson County’s Civil War history FREDONIA — Local historian John Bayles will discuss Wilson County’s history during the Civil War at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the First United Methodist Church, corner of 8th and Madison, Fredonia. Focusing on the refugee Indian concentration camps and the removal of the Osage Indians, Bayles’ discussion will also touch on President Abraham Lincoln and Sen. James Lane of Kansas, who were re...
Big Brother Big Sister makes first family match
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter When Alicia Boan, a 6th grader at Chanute Christian Academy, found out she was going to be matched in the Big Brother Big Sister program she couldn’t wait to find out who her Big Sister would be. However, she soon learned that she would not only have a Big Sister, but a Big Brother and a little sister as well. Boan was part of the first family match made in the Chanute division of Big Brothers Big Sisters. S...
Sen. Moran ‘listens’ to SEK residents
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter ERIE — Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kan.. made the 33rd stop on his Listening Tour in Erie at the Brickaus on Wednesday. Sen. Moran has made it his goal to visit all 105 counties in the state to hear questions and concerns from Kansans to take back to Congress. “This is a very important part of who I am and how I conduct myself and how I vote, what issues I pay attention to,” Moran told the Erie audience. “The t...
Barbara "Babs" Koenig Daniels 1941-2011
Barbara "Babs" Koenig Daniels, 69, Cleveland, Miss., died Wednesday, Feb. 23, 2011 at Bolivar Medical Center.
She was born June 5, 1941 to Carl Koenig and Lavon Groome Koenig in Chanute.
She married Dean Daniels on June 23, 1962.
She attended Kansas State University and graduated from Delta State University in Cleveland, Miss., with a Bachelor's of Science in Education, Master's of Education and Education Specialists degrees. She was a tea...
Blood drive to have 'Elvis' theme All presenting donors at the American Red Cross bloodmobile today and Friday at Central Park Pavilion will receive a specially designed Elvis themed rocl and roll t-shirt, and will be eligible for "Ultimate Elvis Sweepstakes" prizes. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Call 431-2054 to make an appointment. City special meeting to discuss CCB grant The Chanute City Commission will hold ...
Maring Aquatic Center earns design award
Tribune staff The transportation theme that highlights some of the history of Chanute was key in gaining recognition and an award for Chanute’s Maring Aquatic Center. The pool earned the Silver Award for innovative swimming pool designs and construction techniques in the Commercial-City or Municipal facilities category by the Aquatech Society of Pool Building Professionals. The Maring Aquatic center features a lazy river, competitive sized ...
Exhibition about Johnsons’ two
expeditions in Borneo opens in Malaysia
Tribune staff On Tuesday, it was reported from Bernama, the Malaysian National News Agency, about the opening of the Martin and Osa Johnson North Borneo Safari exclusive gallery exhibition at the Muzium Warisan Sandakan. Sandakan is the second-largest city in Sabah, East Malaysia, on the northeastern coast of Borneo. This exhibition about the Johnsons’ two Bornean expeditions was designed by Sabah Museum curator Stella Moo and Jacque Borges...
A Memorial Service for Lloyd W. Bockover, who passed away on Monday, Feb. 14, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 26 at the New Life United Brethren Church, 500 N. Forest, Chanute.
Floyd Wayne Gibson 1924-2011
Floyd Wayne Gibson, 86, died Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 at Wichita. He was born on Oct. 25, 1924 near Toronto, the only son of Floyd and Addie Steele Gibson. He attended school in the Toronto area.
He was employed by Woodson County as a truck driver, retiring in 1987.
He was a member of the Jefferson Street Baptist Church in Eureka.
He and his wife, Freda, were married April 28, 1944.
Survivors include his wife, Freda; his daughters, Judy Lawre...
Claudia Jones Patry 1946-2011
Claudia Jones Patry, 64, went to be with her Lord on Saturday, Feb. 19, 2011. She was born April 5, 1946 in Colby, the third daughter of Earl and Mildred Jones. She married James Patry on August 21, 1965 and settled in Wilson, Kan. James and Claudia spent more than 40 years in Wilson, raising their children and being part of the community. In November 2010, they chose to move to Salina to be closer to their children and grandchildren.
A.C.C.L., food pantry benefits from concert
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The Chanute Parks Advisory Board, which sponsored the Hot Licks for Warm Hearts benefit concert on Sunday afternoon at the Chanute Memorial Auditorium, said the concert brought in $631 and 260 pounds of canned goods. The concert featuring local musical entertainment raised $363 for the Alliance of Churches for Christian Living utility fund, and the food along with money raised in the pie auction, will go...
Suspect charged in Olathe death
Derek Deon Owens, 29, faced charges in court Tuesday of first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Laura K. Coltrane of Humboldt. Owens, who lived in Olathe, was arrested by police as officers discovered Coltrane’s body at an apartment Friday afternoon. Olathe police responded to a call on a medical emergency. Coltrane was declared dead at the scene. Owens, whose address listed on his booking information is in the same block, was arreste...
20-year Cherry Street volunteer leaves home to good causes
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter When Chanute resident Dorothy Hunt passed away in July of last year she left her house to the organizations that helped shape her life — Cherry Street Youth Center, First Baptist Church, and the FireEscape Coffeehouse. “She was a very close friend,” said Barb Prier, director of Cherry Street Youth Center. “We had gone to church with her for 36 years. In ‘95 when we started Cherry Street, all I had to do was ...
Phillip E. Lucke 1950-2011
Phillip E. Lucke, 60, Chanute, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Phil was born in Chanute on August 21, 1950, the son of James Henry and Edith Bade Lucke. He graduated from Chanute High School.
He served his country in the United States Air Force.
Phil was united in marriage to Linda Collyar on May 22, 1970. She survives, of the home.
He worked as a diesel mechanic for more than 35 years, ret...
Edwin L. Greer 1921-2011
Edwin L. Greer, 89, Mason City, Iowa, formerly of Thayer, died Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 at the Muse Norris Hospice in Mason City.
Edwin was born in Neodesha on May 27, 1921, the son of Lyman and Grace Mikesell Greer. He attended Newland School in Thayer.
He served in the U.S. Army during WWII.
Following his discharge he worked as a crane operator for Vanel Boise Company on Guam. He returned to the United States and farmed in the Neodesha and Th...