Helen Norma Wolford 1920-2009
Helen Norma Wolford, 88, a resident of the Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac, passed away peacefully on March 4, 2009, at the Mount Carmel Regional Medical Center in Pittsburg.
She was born Oct. 27, 1920, in Racine, Wis., the oldest of 14 children to Andrew and Katherine Schmidt Baum.
He has been a resident of the Pittsburg area since 1995 moving from Chanute where she lived 31 years.
She married Ralph Max Wolford on Oct. 10, 1940, in Ru...
25 years ago (1984) HUMBOLDT - Tom Johnson, Humboldt High School senior, is already a veteran sports official, registered with the state. Tom began officiating at games four years ago, and is the youngest of the 3,000 working officials in Kansas. 50 years ago (1959) Contracts have been let for a highway bypass taking U.S. 59 on a north-south course one-fourth mile west of Erie. The highway’s present course is right down Main Street. 75 ...
Leonard Perry Kobelt 1941-2009
Leonard Perry Kobelt, 67, rural Buffalo, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at his home after a long bout with cancer.
He was born March 16, 1941, in Elmhurst, Ill., to Roy Walter and Betty Jane Perry Kobelt. He graduated from Altoona Rural High School.
He retired from Cessna Aircraft in Independence.
On Nov. 7, 1999, in Maui, Hawaii, he married Nell Joy. She survives.
Other survivors include two daughters, Gretchen Manus, Leavenworth, and Jenni...
Dental screenings provided for elementary students
Thanks to a grant and the volunteer efforts from the dental community, Chanute Elementary and preschool children all went home with new toothbrushes after having their teeth checked. School Nurse Kathy Martin organi zed the dental screenings that took place at the school on Feb. 25-26. State statute mandates vision, hearing and dental screenings for children in grades K-5. There is no charge for the service. Oral hygienists Jayci Chaney, ...
CHS team excels at LifeSmarts competition
Special to the Tribune
Five Chanute High School students who didn’t know what LifeSmarts was at the beginning of the year have advanced past regionals at Lawrence and found themselves headed to state.
The CHS team consisting of Elizabeth Fehr, captain, Jarrod Cox, Kirk Wilson, Evan Bolt, and Trevor Cole qualified to compete Sunday and Monday at the LifeSmarts state competition at Wichita.
LifeSmarts combines personal finance, t...
Dennis A. Lawrence 1946-2009
Dennis A. Lawrence, 63, Toronto, died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.
He was born Jan. 20, 1946, in Wichita to Alfred and Ermyl Shirk Lawrence. He graduated from East High School in 1963.
He was a 20-year veteran of the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve.
He retired from Boeing Aircraft in 2001 after 25 years of service.
He attended New York Valley Church of God.
He married Dorothy Smith on Jan. 20, 2000. She survives.
Chanute’s Johnson in opera at K-State
MANHATTAN -- The Kansas State University Opera Theater will present Johann Strauss Jr.’s “Die Fledermaus” at 7:30 p.m. today through Saturday in McCain Auditorium.
K-State students performing in the show include:
Cassity Mitchell, junior in music education, Bonner Springs, as Ida; Luke Johnson, graduate student in theater, Chanute, as Dr. Falke; Bryan Pinkall, graduate student in music, Great Bend, as Baron von Eisenstein; Mai Shibahara, grad...
CES Book Fair offers benefits
for the school
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune The book fair sponsored this week and next by the Chanute Elementary Parent Teacher Organization is more than a place for parents to buy books for their children. It is also a way for parents and book lovers in the community to help stock the shelves in a teacher’s classroom. “All the profit we make at the book fair goes back into buying books for the classroom teachers at CES,” said Michelle Johnson,...
Thomas Eugene Franklin 1951 – 2009
Thomas Eugene Franklin, 57, Chanute, died Friday, February 27, 2009 at the Greenwood County Hospital in Eureka, as the result of an automobile accident.
Thomas was born in Orange, Texas, on Sept. 5, 1951, the son of Joseph Martin and Theresa Louise Cormier Franklin. He was a high school graduate.
He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and later in Germany.
Thomas was united in marriage to Marsha McCoy on Jan. 29, 1999. ...
Oscar Ogle Martin 1922-2009
Oscar Ogle Martin, 86, Mountain Home, Ark., died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009.
He was born June 26, 1922, in Forrest, Wis., to Gus and Emma Louise Thomas Martin.
He married Esther Burlingame on Dec. 23, 1949, in Pine City, Minn., and had resided in the Mountain Home area since moving from Savonburg in 2002.
He was a farmer and plumber. He enjoyed working with his cattle and farming, taught all his grandkids to fish and was a member of the Ruitan C...
25 years ago (1984) A Laundromat is one of the newest businesses to occupy space in the building at 14th and South Washington. The business is said to be a limited partnership between builder Roy Jackson and banker Terri Orozco. 50 years ago (1959) Dr. L.D. Johnson, for 50 years a surgeon in Chanute, died last night in Santa Ana, Calif., from the aftereffects of a stroke. He was 81. 75 years ago (1934) The city has announced plans to bu...
Doris L. Holmes 1917-2009
Doris Ladine Holmes, 92, Frontenac, died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Sunset Manor Nursing Home in Frontenac.
She was born Feb. 3, 1917, in Humboldt to Robert and Grace Andruss Hamm. She attended schools in and around Humboldt, graduating from Humboldt High School in 1935 and Iola Junior College in 1937.
She taught in a rural school near Humboldt and in Humboldt Grade School.
On Aug. 24, 1941, she married Arl Holmes of Elsmore. They moved to C...
25 years ago (1984) SAN FRANCISCO – A story sent out by the UPI wire service concerned “break dancing,” the newest craze on the San Francisco street scene. The dance involves dancers dropping to the ground, and writhing and twirling, supposedly in time to loud music from boom boxes. 50 years ago (1959) The Tribune’s March Calendar Girl is Jennifer Jordan, 15, daughter of Mr. an dMr.s Frank Jordan, 217 S. Western. 75 years ago (1934) The...
Gene Speaks 1929-2009
Gene Speaks, 79, rural Fredonia, died unexpectedly on Monday, March 2, 2009, at his home.
He was born May 5, 1929, in Kansas City, Kan., to Riley and Grace West Speaks.
He served in the U.S. Army 1950-1952.
He retired in 1992 from General Portland Cement after 22 years of employment.
On Sept. 9, 1950, in Lyndon he married Mary Nell Evans. She survives.
Other survivors include a son, David F. Speaks, Fredonia; three sisters, Twila Evans, Wich...
Wade W. Mayfield 1918-2009
Wade W. Mayfield, 91, Chanute, died Monday, March 2, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
He was born March 2, 1918, in Mountain View, Mo., to George and Bertha Black Mayfield. He attended schools in rural Humboldt.
He married Evelyn Emma Willis on March 23, 1942, in Yates Center. She survives.
He served in the U.S. Navy.
He was the owner-operator of Mayfield Greyhound Kennel in Chanute.
He was a member of Living Word Assembly ...
Socorro ‘Corrine’ Mendoza Perez 1929 – 2009
Socorro “Corrine” Mendoza Perez, 79, Chanute, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 at her home.
Socorro was born in Chanute on Nov. 28, 1929, the daughter of Bernabe and Evarista Gutierrez Mendoza. She received her LPN training at St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., and worked as an LPN.
She was united in marriage to John Perez. He preceded her in death on June 9, 1981.
Socorro is survived by two sons, John Perez, Jr., and Michael John Perez and ...
Berva Ellen Ewen Stroud 1918-2009
Berva Ellen Ewen Stroud, 90, Chanute, died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
She was born Sept. 9, 1918, in Urbana to John A. and Edna O. Foster Ewen. She was a graduate of Chanute High School and Chanute Junior College.
She married Harold D. Stroud on July 23, 1950, in Beloit. He survives.
She taught country school for a year, was secretary for the Chanute Junior College (now NCCC) for 42 years and was the ...
Saraetta Wiggans Edwards 1912-2009
Saraetta Wiggans Edwards, 97, Topeka, formerly of Chanute, died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Midland Hospice in Topeka.
She was born Jan. 14, 1912, in Pleasant Valley Township in Wilson County to Enoch and Etta Sharpe Wiggans.
She worked in retail sales and operated Wilson’s Clothiers.
Survivors include two daughters and sons-in-law, Lyle and Patricia Carson Baker, Conroe, Texas, and Robert and Carolyn Carson Davenport, Topeka; six grandchildren...
25 years ago (1984)
Pictured in today’s Tribune are Sherry Leach and Joyce Poitevint, members of the Erie girls’ basketball team.
50 years ago (1959)
Two local men have established a new kind of club in Chanute, a skin-diving club. Bob Cukjati and Frank Cornelson, club organizers, are veterans at the sport, and have established an underwater salvage business in this area.
75 years ago (1934)
William A. Smith, for 18 years the owner of the ...
Engagement — Ogden/Goeringer
Jim and Janet Ogden, Chanute, and Steven and Karlene Goeringer, Houston, Texas, announce the engagement of their children, Kristan Ogden and David Goeringer, both of Chanute. Ogden, is a 2001 graduate of Chanute High School. She graduated from Neosho County Community College’s medical assistant program in 2007. She is employed as an administrative assistant with Community Living Opportunities. Goeringer is a 1990 graduate of T.H. Pickens T...