George T. ‘Buddy’ Ibbetson 1916-2009
George Thomas “Buddy” Ibbetson, 92, lifelong resident of rural Buffalo, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at Coffey County Hospital in Burlington. He was born Oct. 13, 1916 on the Ibbetson farm northwest of Buffalo, the son of George Frederick and Chestine Elizabeth Kennedy Ibbetson. He attended West Buffalo District 28 grade school and graduated in 1934 from Buffalo High School.
He was a farmer and rancher for 75 years, retiring in 2000.
25 years ago (1984) Ray Floor Covering, 23 N. Tenn. advertises carpeting from $6.95 to $9.95 per square yard. Pad and installation are extra. 50 years ago (1959) Basketball Queen candidates at Chanute Junior College are Charlotte Rhodes, Carol Knox and Linda Lantz. 75 years ago (1934) A Pittsburg man working temporarily at coal mining near Thayer was critically injured when a charge of dynamite went off prematurely. 100 years ago (190...
25 years ago (1984) Lloyd’s Sewing Center, 203 E. Main, is having a four-day storewide clearance sale. All sewing machines are half price. 50 years ago (1959) The Tribune’s February Calendar Girl is Barbara Koenig, 17, a student and cheerleader at Chanute High School. 75 years ago (1934) City Commissioner Guy S. Jeffers narrowly escaped serious injury when he was struck by a heavy tripod being used by city electric department workers. J...
Clayton ‘Del’ Totman 1932 – 2009
Clayton Delroy “Del” Totman, 76, Chanute, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2009 at the Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
Del was born in Arcadia on April 1, 1932, the son of William and Mary Nasworthy Totman.
He served his country in the United States Navy during the Korean War.
Del was united in marriage to Darlean G. Shults on May 21, 1991 in Chanute. She survives.
He was a machinist for Churchill.
Del is survived by his wife, Darlean, of Chanute; two ...
Lyle E. Clum
Lyle E. Clum, 70, Pt. Pleasant, N.J., died Friday, January 30, 2009, at his home surrounded by his loving family.
Born in Humboldt to Walter and Velda Negely Clum, Lyle was one of four sons.
He graduated with a degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University and later an MBA from Rockhust University.
After spending time in the U.S. Army, he began a very successful 35-year career in the telecommunications industry with Bell/ATT/L...
Ronald Eugene Horn 1941 – 2009
Ronald Eugene Horn, 67, Chanute, died unexpectedly, Friday, January 30, 2009, in Goodland.
He was born Sept. 26, 1941, in Iola to Cecil L. and Audrey Baker Horn. He attended Iola High School.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War.
He married Shirley Cook on May 26, 1977, in Chanute. She survives.
He worked for Custom Campers, Inc.
Other survivors include his children, Chuck Cohee, Terri Jo Conger, Cindy Gard, Carla Frazier, Gina R...
25 years ago (1984) Roster’s Thriftway, Main and Plummer, advertises ground beef, $1.09 per pound; bananas, 4 lbs. $1.00; and fresh tomatoes, 49 cents a pound. 50 years ago (1959) ALTOONA – A new experiment in group marketing is being tried in southeast Kansas. Facilities for the Kow Town Cow Pool are to be constructed at a site north of Altoona. Milk cows from numerous owners will be housed and milked there, and the milk sold in bulk. ...
Richard ‘Gordon’ Wiltse 1914-2009
Richard “Gordon” Wiltse, 94, Altoona, died Saturday, January 31, 2009, at Golden Living Center, Fredonia.
He was born Sept. 11, 1914, in Altoona to Floyd and Della Roney Wiltse.
He graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in agronomy. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army Air Corp, earning the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
On Dec. 2, 1939, he married Betty Jane Spaulding in Osawatomie. She preceded him in death.
He was a me...
Don and Ute Cannon, Chanute, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Feb. 7.
Don and Ute were joined in marriage in Berlin, Germany.
Don retired from the U.S. Army after serving our country for more than 20 years.
Ute retired as a professional business woman for after 30 years
Don and Ute have three children, Dennis Cannon, who lives with his wife, Rita, in Oklahoma, Darlene Collier who lives with her husband in North Car...
Kenneth Lynn Berry 1955-2009
Kenneth Lynn Berry, 53, Sherman, Texas, was called home Sunday, January 25, 2009 at Texoma Medical Center in Denison, Texas.
He was born September 10, 1955, in Martiney, Calif., to Sharon Berry and Darrel Nichols.
He married Mary Ann Hockersmith on Dec. 1, 1989, in Valley Center. She survives.
He loved to fish, work on leather, antique cars and woodworking. Kenneth also loved spending time with family and friends. He was a loving husband, fat...
Birth ¬≠— Jelinek
Tyson and Darlita Jelinek, Chanute, announce the birth of their daughter, Kinsey Shyanne Jelinek, born Dec. 21, 2008, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
She was welcomed home a big sister, Mariah, 2.
They are the granddaughters of George and Rita Arnold, LeRoy, and Dan and Pam Jelinek, Broken Bow, Neb. They are the great-granddaughters of Bessie Arnold, Burlington.
25 years ago (1984) A Tribune story about the grade school wrestling program is accompanied by photos of Brian Solomon, 9, and Blaine Crellin, 10. 50 years ago (1959) Gerald Thompson, 22, of Ottawa, will replace Jack Thompson as manager of the Capitol Truck Line facility here. 75 years ago (1934) A group studying the need for flood protection in the Neosho River basin has proposed that dams be built at Council Grove and Elmdale, along w...
25 years ago (1984) The City of Chanute has filed a law suit against two companies and four individuals, in regard to operation of the now-defunct Playmore Recreation Center. 50 years ago (1959) A Tribune photo shows members of Chanute’s newest women’s club, the Merry Mothers Club. Shown are Mrs. Bob Davenport, Mrs. Bill Walters, Mrs. Harold Honn and Mrs. Jack Haight. 75 years ago (1934) WASHINGTON – Congress is considering a proposal ...
Phyllis A. Strawn Johnston 1936-2009
Phyllis A. Strawn Johnston, 72, Yates Center, died Thursday, Jan. 29, 2009 at St. Francis Hospital, Topeka.
She was born Nov. 25, 1936 on the Ferree family farm in southeast Woodson County to Kenneth and Mabel Black Ferree.
She grew up in Woodson County and graduated from Yates Center High School in 1954. She attended Bethany College of Nursing. After working as a medical assistant, she was employed at the Woodson County Extension office for ...
Two Chanute students semester grads at KU
LAWRENCE — The names of more than 1,600 candidates for degrees for the fall 2008 semester at the University of Kansas have been announced by the Office of the Registrar.
Graduate and undergraduate degrees are conferred in December based on work completed during the fall semester. Because KU conducts only one formal commencement ceremony each year, many students graduating in the fall or summer terms w...
25 years ago (1984)
A local firm, Quick Attack Fire Extinguishers, is operated during off-duty hours by firefighters John Slocum and David McLaren.
50 years ago (1959)
WASHINGTON – Top scientists believe the United States may have the capability to send a man to the surface of the moon as early as 1969 or 1970.
75 years ago (1934)
Of all the Chanute families, one-third are on the public payroll, and half of that group are being employed on pu...
Royster Middle School
A-B Honor Roll
Angela Alger, Jacob Anderegg, Kyle Anderson, Samantha Baughman, Preston Baughn, Chelsea Bearrick, Daniel Benavides, Logan Bennett. Kellie Beuchaw, Miranda Bockover, Cutter Boone, Yvette Bright, Brooklyn Chaney, William Christiansen, Michael Churning, Jared Cooper, Ross Cooper, Payton Cranor, Kaylin Cuesta, Loren Dillman, Jacob Dillow, Reagan Dillow, Madison Dispensa, Riley Ellis, C...
NCCC honor roll
Neosho County Community College
Presidential Honor Roll, 4.0 GPA
Chanute area students who gave permission to have their names listed: Kassady Foister, Alanna Haynes, Michelle Johnson, David Keene, Connor Kohlscheen, Michael Letterman, Minh Mac, Haylee Merrill, Courtney Miller, Houda Naddaf, Andrew Roberts, Michael Rubey, Chance Sinclair, , Nathaniel Sisney, Mercedes Trollope, Chanute; William Norris, Cherryvale; Tesha Brewer, Erie; Rusty Cr...
Alan Vaughn Hilsabeck 1943-2009
Alan Vaughn Hilsabeck, 65, of Belton, Mo., peacefully entered eternal life at home on Wednesday, January 28, 2009.
Alan was born on April 6, 1943 in Coffeyville and graduated from Carthage High School in 1961.
He was a retired Master Sergeant with 21 years and 10 months in the United States Air Force.
He became active in local politics and served as an Alderman for the City of Belton from 1994-1996.
Alan is survived by his wife Cathy of Bel...
Dale Boyd Turner 1927-2009
Dale Boyd Turner, 81, Fredonia, died Monday, January 26, 2009, at Golden Living Center.
He was born June 7, 1927, in Chetopa, to James and Grace Whitner Turner.
On May 1, 1947, he married Joyce Knoles. She died July 11, 1991. He married Carol Krie in Fredonia on June 27, 1992. She survives.
He was an employee, manager and later joint owner of Cox Grain in Fredonia. He retired in 1992 after working there for 44 years.
He served in the U.S. Nav...