Owen A. Duling 1927-2008
Owen A. Duling, 80, rural Walnut, died Monday, Dec. 1, 2008 in the emergency room at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. His death was unexpected.
He was born on Dec. 6, 1927 at Greenbush, to William Joseph and Anna O’Rourke Duling. He grew up on the family farm near Walnut and attended country schools.
He worked as a farmer and stockman on his farm near Walnut for 54 years. He also worked as a cowboy at the Parsons Lives...
Billie MacPherson Carleton 1925-2008
Billie “Miss Billie” MacPherson Carleton, 83, formerly of Southeast Kansas, died Thursday, November 20, 2008, at her Lake Crystal, Minn., home.
She was born Aug. 8, 1925, in Wilson County to Silas Oliver and Jennie Garner MacPherson. She graduated from Fredonia High School in 1942 and Pittsburg State University with a teaching degree. She was a freelance journalist.
She married Robert Carleton in Fredonia in 1946. In 1979 she married Willis J...
John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau The Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act could wind up being essentially a new tax on agricultural operations in Kansas and across this country. What’s the story? The EPA wants to regulate automobile emissions, but they first have to make a finding that greenhouse gases endanger public health and safety and should be classified as a “pollutant.” ...
Cutoff date announced for Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program
SALINA -- The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced Jan. 9, 2009 as the cutoff date for producers to submit Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program (WHIP) applications to be considered for Fiscal Year (FY) 2009 funding. “We want producers to have their applications ready,” said Eric B. Banks, State Conservationist for Kansas, “when the requested funding for WHIP is received from the national NRCS office.” The WHIP is a volun...
Chester R. Palmer 1919-2008
Chester R. Palmer, 89, Tulsa, Okla., died Monday, December 1, 2008, in Tulsa.
He was born May 10, 1919, in Iola to David and Martha Ketchum Palmer and graduated from Chanute High School.
He received his degree as a health inspector from Vanderbilt College in Nashville, Tenn., and moved to the Tulsa area in the early 1950s. He lived in Turley much of his life.
He retired from his job as a building engineer for the Tulsa World, then worked seve...
25 years ago (1983) Rick Sharp and Bob Bush have been named as partners in the accounting firm of Williams and German. The business is located at 332 W. Main. 50 years ago (1958) Fourth graders at Lincoln School are pictured in the Tribune with the model aerospace rocket built by the class. Shown in the photo are Linda Kay Willis, Joe Doyle, Stephen Waller, Brock Treloggen and Glen Wicker. 75 years ago (1933) Men working at government-c...
25 years ago (1983) Two Murray Hill students are pictured in today’s Tribune as they act as traffic safety guards. The two young volunteers are Mark Barnhart and Steven Phillips. 50 years ago (1958) Mrs. Martha Stewart, 111 N. Garfield, was honored on her birthday with a dinner party attended by family members. Martha Smith was born Nov. 29, 1869, in Youngstown, Ohio, and came to Kansas with her parents as a small child. 75 years ago (1...
Robert G. Adelgren 1936-2008
Robert G. Adelgren, 72, retired Boeing aircraft employee, died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008.
He was the son of Henry and Wilma Adelgren, both deceased.
Survivors include wife, Wanda Adelgren; sons Brian Adelgren, Daron Adelgren; brothers George Adelgren, Goodland, Ralph Adelgren, Fremont, Neb.; four grandchildren.
Visitation is 6 to 8 this evening at Resthaven Mortuary, 11800 W. Hwy 54, Wichita, KS 67209.
Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at M...
‘Dine with the Doc’ topic: Pacemakers and heart rhythms NEODESHA — Wilson Medical Center presents “Dine with the Doc” Wednesday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in WMC’s education room. “The Pump, the Fuel Lines, and the Electrical Systems: Keeping your Motor Running in Top-notch Condition” is the topic of Dr. Roger W. Evans presentation for the evening. Evans is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine and foun...
Ethel Emaline Watson 1912-2008
Ethel Emaline Watson, 96, Neodesha, died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at her daughter’s home.
She was born April 8, 1912, in Lakin to Charles H. and Hattie L. Rowe Redington. She graduated from Neodesha High School in 1930.
She married Kenneth H. Watson on Aug. 4, 1931, in Howard. He died in 1995.
She was employed as a nursing assistant with Wilson County Hospital until her retirement in 1975.
Survivors include six daughters, Charlene Schneid...
Tanna Suzanne Clevenger and Kyle Michael Sprague were married during a double-ring ceremony at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, 2008, at Rock Cottages Wedding Chapel in Eureka Springs, Ark.
The bride is the daughter of Randy and Sue Jobe, Erie, and Joe Clevenger, rural Erie. The groom’s parents are Ted and Janie Sprague, rural Parsons.
Others attending the ceremony were Lacy Clevenger, sister of the bride, Erie; Vince and Lauren Hill, Parsons; Cory ...
Mary Ann Wood Hinkle 1947-2008
Mary Ann Wood Hinkle, 61, Chanute, died Tuesday, November 25, 2008, at her home.
She was born Oct. 2, 1947, in Chanute to Kenneth and Cecilia Rensing Wood. She attended St. Patrick’s School through ninth grade, and graduated from Chanute Senior High School in 1965.
She married Dale Hinkle on Aug. 28, 1992, in Miami, Okla. He survives.
She worked at Kustom Signals for 28 years before her retirement.
Other survivors include a son, Steven T. B...
25 years ago (1983) A Civil Defense team is in town searching for buildings that could serve as underground shelters, in case of a nuclear attack. A similar study was done about 20 years ago, but experts say it needs to be updated. This time, however, the designated shelters will not be stocked with food and water, as they were 20 years ago. 50 years ago (1958) The December Calendar Girl is Sandra Midcap, 16, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jame...
John A. Birner 1943-2008
John A. Birner, 65, Neosho, Mo., died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at his home, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 11, 1943, in El Paso, Texas, to Augustine and Audra Wilson Birner.
He moved to Neosho on Jan. 1, 1990, from Chanute. He had served in the National Guard and worked in construction.
He married Myrna Mitchell on Aug. 30, 1968, in Erie. She survives.
Other survivors include three children, Dhanna Birner, Wichita, John A. ...
Dalen D. Thomas 1948-2008
Dalen D. Thomas, 60, Toronto, died Thursday, November 27, 2008, at St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.
He was born July 15, 1948, in Eureka to John D. and Helen Swilley Thomas. He graduated from Toronto High School in 1966.
He was employed in the Paint and Research Department of Boeing Aircraft Company in Wichita for 22 years.
He was a member of Toronto United Methodist Church.
Survivors include his mother, Helen Thomas, Toronto; and a sister, Bec...
Birth ¬≠— Mead
Bryan and Becky Mead, Buffalo, announce the birth of their daughter, Whitney Gayle Mead, born Nov. 17, 2008, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. She was welcomed home by her brothers and sisters, Jessica, 15; Tyler, 14; Raydan, 11; and Elizabeth, 10. They are the grandchildren of Steve and Sharon Mead, Eureka, Mac and Jan Kerby, Cunningham, and Bob and Terri Blair, Nickerson. They are the great-grandchildren of Gladys Mead, and J...
25 years ago (1983) The feature in the Tribune’s weekend magazine showcases restoration work being done on the Memorial Building. The structure was built in 1925, at a cost of $376,000. 50 years ago (1958) Dr. A.M. Garton, 74, Chanute physician for nearly 50 years, has died of a heart attack. Dr. Garton had not been ill, so death was unexpected. 75 years ago (1933) New officers of the local post of VFW include Clifford Bickhart, Harry S...
Clark Merton King 1920-2008
Clark Merton King, formerly of Thayer and Erie, died recently.
He was born in Edmond, Okla., to Forest and Anna King. He graduated from Foyil (Okla.) High School and Oklahoma A&M College.
He married Dorothy May Chicken in 1942. She died in January 2005.
He served in the U.S. Air Force during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
He retired from farming in 1999.
There will be no memorial service in accordance with his request. He will be burie...
Poor economy takes toll on sales
WICHITA (AP) — Pharmaceutical rep Alisha Ontiberos works in her office, the front seat of her van parked near a Wichita medical facility. In early June, she learned in a conference call that she was losing her job as a pharmaceuticals sales representative. That put the Wichitan among thousands of sales reps who’ve been laid off this year. This month, GlaxoSmithKline said it was cutting its U.S. sales force by 1,000. Novartis announced a c...
Why it’s called ‘Turkey Day’
John Schlageck Kansas Farm Bureau How did the turkey reserve its place on our traditional Thanksgiving table? That bird is what the pilgrims, our forefathers, feasted upon according to fact and fable. You’ve all heard how our ancestors hunted this bird. But here is the real story – the turkey scoop. Seems our forefathers remembered to take their muskets that day, but forgot to take their ammunition. As the men marched toward the woods, ...