Warren Eugene Babcock 1921-2011
Warren Eugene Babcock, 90, Chanute, died Monday evening, April 4, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Babcock was born March 6, 1921 at Chanute, the son of Roy Babcock and Hester Buscher Babcock. He attended Chanute schools, graduating from Chanute High School in 1939. He attended Neosho County Community College and graduated in 1942. After his schooling he volunteered in the United States Army and served in the Europe...
Next year’s expenses big for USD 413
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter At the USD 413 Board of Education meeting Monday evening the board approved a capital outlay 5-year plan. The plan will serve as a guide for administration and board members. At a special meeting held on March 28 the District Leadership Team suggested items for capital expenditures it would like to see considered within the next five years. Board members prioritized the items, as had been done by the DLT, an...
Berthot, McCoy, Woodyard earn city seats; Bowman, LaRue join USD 413 incumbents
Kevin Berthot, Martha McCoy and Greg Woodyard won seats on the Chanute City Commission in Tuesday’s election. The results are pending provisional ballots and votes will be canvassed at Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Commission. Berthot was the top vote-getter with 813. Woodyard received 751 votes and McCoy 691. The top two vote-getters will serve four-year terms and the third place vote-getter a two-year term. Also in the race were Sh...
Google picks KCK for site
Staff and wire reports The name didn’t come up Chanute when Google, the search engine giant, announced last week it has chosen Kansas City, Kan., as the first place that will get its new ultra-fast broadband network. “Initially we were disappointed,” said Chanute City Manager J.D. Lester of the news, “but really it’s just the beginning. We’re very pleased and congratulate Kansas City. We think we can be a natural extension from that.” He no...
Technology education students win big at international conference; Chanute, St. Paul students on team
PITTSBURG — Three area Pittsburg State University students were among PSU technology education majors returning from spring break with gold and silver. A dozen members of the PSU Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) traveled to Minneapolis last week with Professors Mike Neden and Andy Klenke to compete at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Conference. After competing with 17 other universi...
Michelle’s Angels bring back dodgeball tourney
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter When her sister-in-law Michelle Ranabarger passed in 2002, Marsha Stipp decided to put together a Relay for Life team in her honor. “The year before my sister-in-law died, she went to the Survivor dinner, and we were still dealing with going to Texas and her being on treatments, but she had said she always wanted to do a team. She passed away the next year, so we decided that — in her honor — we woul...
Larry L. Kessler 1945-2011
Larry L. “Bones” Kessler, 65, Chanute, died Thursday, March 31, 201 at his home.
Larry Lee Kessler was born July 28, 1945 at Parsons, the son of Buford and Dorothy Sears Kessler. He attended Chanute schools.
Following his schooling he joined the United States Air Force and served from 1962 until his discharge in 1966.
Kessler worked at a saw mill in the St. Paul area for a time and later worked as a camper builder with Nu-Wa Industries until...
Timothy W. “Redd” Smith 1961-2011
Timothy W. “Redd” Smith, 49, Chanute, died Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical shortly after admission.
Timothy Smith was born Nov. 11, 1961 in Torrance, Calif., the son of Alton and Janet Kapitain Goff. He was raised by his stepfather Floyd Cooper, Jr. He attended and graduated from Granby, Mo., High School. After his schooling, he served with the United States Army. He worked as a welder and in construction throug...
Melinda Joyce Hasler 1950-2011
Melinda Joyce Hasler, 60, Chanute, died Friday, April 1, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Melinda was born in Memphis, Texas on May 3, 1950, the daughter of Roy and Nita Trapp Dick. She graduated from Bonham High School in Texas.
She worked as a caregiver.
Melinda is survived by a son, Michael Hasler, Chanute; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Cremation has taken place.
Maxine Ruth Kammerzell 1926-2011
Maxine Ruth Kammerzell, 85, died Sunday, April 3, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
She was born March 21, 1926 at Salt Springs, Okla., the daughter of Peter Kammerzell and Annie Blumer Kammerzell. She attended schools and graduated from high school in the Freedom area.
She worked as a waitress in Chanute before she began employment at H.K. Porter, (now known as HBD Thermoid Industries) where she worked for more...
Kathy Sprague 1955-2011
Kathy Sprague, 56, Chanute, died Sunday April 3, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Kathy Lynn Sprague was born March 6, 1955 at Chanute, the daughter of Robert Dale and Oletha Roylynn Shrum Petty. She attended Chanute schools, graduating from Chanute High School in 1973. She attended Brown Mackie Business College in Salina and later attended and graduated from Independence Community College.
On April 4, 1976 at Chan...
Elizabeth “Betty” L. Stockebrand 1932-2011
Elizabeth “Betty” L. Stockebrand, 78, died Friday, April 1, 2011 at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.
Betty was born April 3, 1932 in Toronto, the daughter of Paul and Luella Hatcher Gustin.
In February 1949, Betty was united in marriage to Charles Sowder. He preceded her in death in December 1974. On August 4, 1977 Betty was united in marriage to Gerald “Deed” Stockebrand at the United Methodist Church in Yates Center.
Betty lived in the...
Lyle P. Baker
Lyle P. Baker died Saturday, April 2, 2011. Judge Baker was the first Hearing Officer for Kansas 18th Judicial District. Since retiring in 1993, Judge Baker and his wife, Patty, have called the golfing community of Panorama Village, Texas their home.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia “Patty”; and three children, Gilbert Baker, New York City, New York, Gail Wilson and her husband, Shelby, Benton, Kan.; and Ardonna Cook and her husband, Bryce...
Dean Morris 1946-2011
Dean Morris, 64, Yates Center, died Saturday April 2, 2011 at the Coffey County Hospital in Burlington.
Dean was born Nov. 23, 1946, in Chanute, the son of Harold and Faye Martin Morris. He graduated from Yates Center High School and Allen County Community College. He served in the National Guard for six years.
On April 28, 1967, he married Elaine Newland. They moved back to Yates Center in 1978. He was in the cattle and oil business and retir...
More rust flakes falling at Ash Grove
Ash Grove Cement Company reported this week to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) that rust flakes from its 431-foot metal stack appear to have fallen in areas near its plant in Chanute. According to plant officials, the rust originates from ductwork and the main stack, after the main particulate baghouse. Due to the size and shape of the flakes, and the height at which they are released, they may fall to the ground beyond...
Reception sendoff for Judge Brazil’s retirement
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter After 21 years as Chief Judge in the 31st Judicial District, Judge Timothy Brazil retired on Friday. Although his retirement doesn’t necessarily mean he will be leaving the courtroom altogether. He was appointed Judge Pro Tem by his successor, Judge Dan Creitz, and he will be hearing cases during part of his first week of retirement. Judge Brazil graduated from Chanute High School and Neosho County Communit...
Three new city commissioners to be elected
On Tuesday, Chanute voters will elect three new members of the City Commission. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There are five candidates in the commission race: Kevin V. Berthot, Martha R. McCoy, Jon M. Odell, Shannon Uhrmacher, Gregory W. Woodyard. None are incumbents.
The top two vote-getters will serve four-year terms and the third place vote-getter will serve a two-year term.
The following is a profile of the candidates:
Vernon Lee “Andy” Anderson 1928-2011
Vernon Lee “Andy” Anderson, 82, Chanute, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Andy was born in the Vilas area, rural Chanute, on Dec. 21, 1928, the son of Herman Ruben and Margaret Anderson Anderson. He attended NCCC in Chanute and graduated with an AA in Education.
He was united in marriage to Virginia Williams on June 28, 1990 in Miami, Okla. She survives, of the home.
He taught school at Vilas for tw...
Donald M. “Don” Taylor 1923-2011
Donald M. “Don” Taylor, 87, longtime rural Walnut resident, died Thursday, March 31, 2011 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
He was born Dec. 24, 1923 at rural Walnut to Guy and Florence Oldham Taylor. He grew up on the family farm near Walnut and attended Walnut schools, graduating from Walnut High School.
He served in the United States Navy during World War II. While in the Navy he was a boxer and played basketball on t...
Treva L. King Harvey 1913-2011
Treva L. King Harvey, 97, formerly of Buffalo, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the Guest Home Estates in Chanute. Treva was born on Sept. 6, 1913 near Latham, to Orval and Sophia Winn King. Treva attended rural elementary schools and graduated from Latham High School in 1932.
On March 2, 1937 Treva married Carl Harvey in El Dorado. They moved to Buffalo in 1940. Her husband preceded her in death on Jan. 11, 1994.
Treva managed the Buffalo ...