25 years ago (1983) HUMBOLDT – A local woman, Enos Divelbliss, has the unique position of being the widow of a Civil War soldier, and herself still being alive in 1983. Enos said she was 23 years old in 1919 when she married a former Union soldier, 82-year-old Justin Hottenstein. 50 years ago (1958) Don McCune, Chanute businessman, has been named chairman of a committee to find a site for the proposed county home for the aged. 75 years a...
Boards and Bamboo to perform at FUMC
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune Wood and bamboo can create an unusual and fascinating sound. That sound can be heard in Chanute Saturday when the Boards and Bamboo ensemble from Wisconsin gives a 3 p.m. concert at the First United Methodist Church. The concert is open to the public. Boards and Bamboo is a group of five adults who play the angklung and kulintang, unusual wood and bamboo instruments from the island nation of Indones...
25 years ago (1983) Tom Morarity is pictured in the Tribune as he stands at the counter of his new gun shop, The Shooter’s Den, 110 W. Main. 50 years ago (1958) The Senior High band twirlers are pictured in the Tribune in their new uniforms. They are Virginia Hazen, Mary Wood, Janet Mintz and Jean Reynolds. 75 years ago (1933) The Backus Pharmacy will reopen soon in the store building most recently occupied by the Bigus department stor...
USDA announces amended Farm Bill provisions Owners and operators of farms with 10 or fewer base acres now have the opportunity to receive payments for the 2008 Direct and Counter-cyclical Payment Program. On Oct. 13, 2008, President George W. Bush signed a bill that made amendments to the 2008 Farm Bill. These amendments apply to farms with crop acreage bases of 10 acres or less. These changes and clarifications allow some producers m...
William J. ‘Bill’ Head 1928-2008
William J. “Bill” Head, 79, beloved husband, “Opi,” brother, uncle and friend, passed away Wednesday, June 11, 2008, at a local hospital after a brief illness.
He was born Aug. 19, 1928, in Independence, the youngest of five children of Walter and Ferne McKay Head. He grew up during the Great Depression on a farm near Thayer.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in 1950 and served in the Korean War from 1953 to 1954.
During his 20-year career, h...
William Ray ‘Bill’ Ludwig 1948-2008
William Ray “Bill” Ludwig, 59, Toronto, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Greenwood County Hospital, Eureka.
He was born Dec. 14, 1948, in Topeka to William E. and Velma M. Stewart Ludwig. He graduated from high school in Topeka and from Kansas State University in 1977.
He served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam and Korean wars.
He was employed as Toronto Fire Chief.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Ludwig, Toronto; his mother, Velma Lu...
Hazel E. Quathamer 1911-2008
Hazel E. Quathamer, 97, Solomon, former longtime Iola resident, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at Village Manor in Abilene.
She was born May 23, 1911, in Hallam, Neb., to William W. and Lyida Glebe Vitousek. She attended local schools.
She married Geard J. Quathamer on Nov. 20, 1930, in El Dorado. He died in 1969.
She was employed as a certified nurse’s aide in Erie, Chanute and Iola. She was a member of the Christian Church in LaHarpe.
25 years ago (1983)
A story in today’s Tribune tells about Bob Vietti of Yates Center, who received a heart transplant Oct. 23. According to the story, Vietti is doing well, but still has a long road to full recovery.
50 years ago (1958)
Pictured in the Tribune are the junior college cheerleaders, Carol Puckett, Edna Marie Heady, Joleen Mendenhall and Linda Lantz.
75 years ago (1933)
Two of the upstairs tenants ousted by Sunday’s fire at the ...
Lewis Bradshaw 1935-2008
Lewis Bradshaw, 73, St. Paul, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Springfield, Mo. His death was unexpected.
He was born April 2, 1935, at Walnut to Leland and Regina Westhoff Bradshaw. He graduated from Walnut High School and served six years as a reservist in the Army National Guard.
On Nov. 17, 1956, he and Mary Jo Fager were married at the St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. She survives.
He was empl...
Eddie Lee Trimmell 1944-2008
Eddie Lee Trimmell, 64, Coyville, died Saturday, November 8, 2008, at his home.
He was born Nov. 1, 1944, in Wichita to Dale M. and Jessie Steele Trimmell. He was a 1962 graduate of Coyville High School.
He was stationed in Korea during his service in the U.S. Army.
He was a retired county road maintenance man for Wilson County and Salt Spring Township in Greenwood County.
Survivors include five sisters, Carolyn Reaves, Friendswood, Texas, Ma...
workshops to be held
Area residents interested in beginning their own business are encouraged to attend a free two-hour “How to Start Your Own Business” workshop to be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 4 at Allen County Community College’s Library Conference Room, 1801 N. Cottonwood, Iola. This workshop is for persons who are thinking about starting their own business, or who are just curious about what it takes to do so. Participants will learn what they will need t...
Charles P. ‘Chuck’ Varsolona 1942-2008
Charles P. “Chuck” Varsolona, 66, Galesburg, died Sunday, November 9, 2008, at Prairie Mission Retirement Village, St. Paul.
He was born June 19, 1942, in Arma to Frank and Lucille Vezzetti Varsolona. He graduated from the Arma high school in 1960 and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Pittsburg State University.
He was employed with Griffith Enterprises in Cottonwood before retiring to Galesburg.
He was a member of the Galesburg...
Bates new member of American Angus Association Jonathan Bates, Galesburg, is a new junior member of the American Angus Association¬Æ, reports Bryce Schumann, chief executive officer of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo. Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part i...
Joseph J. ‘Jody’ Beachner 1977-2008
Joseph J. “Jody” Beachner, 31, St. Paul, died unexpectedly Friday morning, November 7, 2008, at his home.
He was born April 8, 1977, at Fort Scott to Jerry and Janey Bradshaw Beachner.
He grew up and attended schools in St. Paul. While in high school he was active in sports and was class president for four years. He graduated in 1995. He attended Pittsburg State University.
He was a construction worker and had worked for Beachner Constructio...
Perfidia V. Van Arsdale 1956-2008
Perfidia V. Van Arsdale, 52, Valley Center, died Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at HCA Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.
She was born March 2, 1956, in Chanute, to Manuel I. and Virginia Perez Marquez. She graduated from Humboldt High School.
She was employed with the Federal Defense Department at McConnell Air Force Base.
She married Marc Van Arsdale in Humboldt on Aug. 4, 1984. He survives.
Other survivors include a son, John Van Arsdale, Wic...
Diana Lynn Pitt 1950-2008
Diana Lynn Pitt, 58, Yates Center, died Friday, November 7, 2008, at University of Kansas Medical Center.
She was born June 4, 1950, in Junction City, Ore., to Edgar L. and Mary E. Acridge Pitt.
She graduated from high school in Wichita and was employed in the food service industry.
She was a member of the First Christian Church, Yates Center.
Survivors include her mother, Mary Pitt, Yates Center; a daughter, Jane Elizabeth Pitt, Yates Center...
25 years ago (1983) An editorial in today’s Tribune protests the postal department’s raising of first class stamps to 23 cents. The writer points out that higher postage rates will only push the public faster and further into the use of electronic mail. 50 years ago (1958) Frank Krone, 1701 S. Evergreen, a machinist for the Santa Fe railroad, is retiring after 36 years on the job. 75 years ago (1933) A Sunday morning fire did heavy dama...
Wedding — Diller/Wilcox
Joe Wilcox and Sara Diller were married Oct. 11 in Chanute. Pastor Park Burkhart presided over the candlelight double-ring ceremony.
The bride is the daughter of Chris and Kelly Diller. The groom is the son of Louis and Lori, Lloyd and Dale Wilcox.
Jennifer Diller served as maid of honor. Michelle Diller was the bridesmaid.
Angus Ascanio was best man and Zach Collingsworth was the groomsman.
Other wedding party members included Bonnie Wood, ...
Wedding — Canary/Frost
Shawna Canary and Andrew Frost were married Oct. 11, 2008, at the Red Barn in Goddard.
The bride is the daughter of Steve and Jo Canary, Derby. The groom is the son of Martha Frost, Chanute, and Jack and Regena Frost, Vinita, Okla.
After a wedding trip to Colorado, the couple will make their home in Derby.
Joseph J. “Jody” Beachner
Joseph J. “Jody” Beachner, 31, St. Paul, died unexpectedly Friday, November 7, 2008, at his home.
Among survivors are his parents, Jerry and Janie Beachner, of the home.
Funeral Mass is tentatively scheduled for Wednesday at St. Francis Catholic Church in St. Paul. Arrangements are under the direction of Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home, Parsons.