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, ...
Merle Kelly Ford continues commitment to FFA Ford Motor Company’s 2009 commitment includes substantial support of National FFA events, and $1,000 college scholarships for up to 700 FFA members; Ford, with local dealers such as Merle Kelly Ford, Inc., has awarded 5,058 scholarships and contributed more than $5 million in FFA scholarships since 1997. For the 2008-2009 school year, Merle Kelly Ford in Chanute is sponsoring 1 Built Ford Tough ...
Dale Mitchell 1960-2008
Dale Mitchell, 48, Cherryvale, died Monday, November 24, 2008, at his home.
He was born April 12, 1960, in Independence to Loma and Dorothy Ash Mitchell and attended Cherryvale schools.
He worked for Powder Blue as a powder coating specialist.
Survivors include a daughter, Amanda Decker, Springfield, Mo.; a son, Jacob A. Mitchell, Glenpool, Okla.; four sisters, Debbie Rash and Gayle Cunningham, Cherryvale, Nancy Gordon, Carl Junction, Mo., an...
Rosene H. Kilgore Green 1963-2008
Rosene H. Kilgore Green, 45, Arkansas City, died November 23, 2008, at Via Christi Medical Center-St. Francis Campus in Wichita.
She was born Sept. 12, 1963, to Gary Lynn and Lorraine Kay Jones Kilgore in Parsons. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1982 and Cowley College in 2002.
She served in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 1990.
She married Norman E. Green on Dec. 1, 2002, in Arkansas City. He survives.
She was employed with Twin R...
Eye-opening research: Diabetes link to blindness
Diabetes, the number-one cause of acquired blindness, is detectable through a comprehensive eye exam. However, only two of five American adults who don’t wear glasses or contacts have been to an eye doctor in the last two years. This lack of vital eye care and overall health screening exists even though more than 60 percent of adults know that diabetes can be detected through a comprehensive eye exam, according to the American Eye-Q‚Ñ¢, a s...
25 years ago (1983) Considerable media attention has been focused on the new movie, “The Day After,” which was filmed in Lawrence and purports to show what life in Lawrence would be like after a nuclear attack wiped out most of the population. 50 years ago (1958) Of the 2,354 Chanute students recently tested for tuberculosis, six percent showed some contact with tuberculosis. These people will need to have chest x-rays, to determine whe...
Invite children into kitchen to ¬≠make holiday foods, memories
Kansas State Extension MANHATTAN ¬≠-- Many of a family¬¥s best holiday memories date to a child¬¥s early efforts to “help” with holiday preparations, a Kansas State University specialist said. Involving even young children in holiday planning and preparation can yield special memories for the child and his or her family, said Sandy Procter. She encourages parents to step back, take a deep breath and focus on the family, rather than tryin...
Fall, Carver site free family fun
Lois Carlson Guest columnist These wonderful fall weekends have been a great time to spend with family, enjoying the outdoors’ warm weather and beautiful fall color. There are so many things to do, it is often hard to choose one. Sometimes we overlook the things that are relatively close to us. There is one National monument that is located fairly close to us. Have you ever visited the George Washington Carver National Monument at Diamond,...
Bob Stierwalt 1936-2008
Bob Stierwalt, 72, Chanute, died Saturday, November 22, 2008, at Heritage Health Care Center.
He was born Nov. 4, 1936, in Urbana to Walter Gray and Muriel Adams Stierwalt.
He married Rose Shults on June 19, 1959, in Erie. She survives.
He was a mechanic and a tow truck driver for 40 years.
Other survivors include two sons, Michael Stierwalt, Augusta, and Randy Stierwalt, Fredonia; two daughters, Misty Franklin, Farlington, and Wendy Wade, B...
Birth ¬≠— Marrs
Kayla Manion and Adam Marrs, Chanute, announce the birth of their son, Denton James Marrs, Chanute, born Oct. 11.
Denton was welcomed home by a 2-year-old brother, Cayden.
They are the grandsons of Trish Manion, Jeff Keller, Linda Richards and Junior Richards, all of Chanute. They are the great-grandsons of Leon and Dorothy Catron, Iola, and James and Delee Marrs, Neodesha.
Susie C. Emerson Ritz 1916-2008
Susie C. Emerson Ritz, 92, Chanute, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute. Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
Emma Maxine Osborn 1921-2008
Emma Maxine Osborn, 87, Chanute, died Friday, Nov. 21, 2008 at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita. Arrangements are pending with Penwell-Gabel Gibson Chapel.
25 years ago (1983) A photo/story package in the Tribune features Wadean Willis and the dance studio she has operated in Chanute for the past four years. Willis said she currently has 120 students, who participate in dance activities ranging from ballet to exercise. 50 years ago (1958) The Big Creek Watershed has been established east of Chanute and Iola. At least 19 dams are planned, at an estimated cost of $1,676,500. That figure does n...
James Cooper 1945-2008
James Francis “Jim” Cooper, 63, Chanute, died November 19, 2008, at the Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.
He was born Jan. 20, 1945, in Thayer to Truman and Elizabeth Cooper. He attended Chanute Junior College and Pittsburg State University.
He married Mary Sue “Susie” Solf, Cooper, on Dec. 28, 1966, in Chanute. She survives.
He was former owner of The Shopper’s Guide.
Other survivors include a daughter, Amy Rasmussen, Lawrence; a son, Doug Coo...
25 years ago (1983)
A feature story in the Tribune tells about the police department’s use of video tapes in cases of DUI. A spokesman said the tapes, made at the time of the arrest, are seldom used in court, but are always available if needed.
50 years ago (1958)
Carolyn Thompson has been named Chanute High School homecoming queen. Her attendants are Deanna Dunham and Nancy Willcott.
75 years ago (1933)
Two men were injured while they were d...
Wanda Jean Milner 1930-2008
Wanda Jean Milner, 78, Fredonia, died Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at Golden Living Center.
She was born March 3, 1930, in South Coffeyville, Okla., to Merle and Dana Wilson Fletcher.
She was a homemaker.
She married Melvin Eugene “Ropey” Milner in Miami, Okla. He died on May 19, 2000.
Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Grace Webb, Topeka; and a brother, Bill Fletcher, South Coffeyville, Okla.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Timmons Chape...
Faye B. Ward 1942-2008
Faye B. Ward, 65, Erie, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo.
She was born Dec. 5, 1942, at Hutchinson to Ivan and Genevieve Cox Wohlford. She attended Severy schools before graduating from Wichita School of Business.
On June 3, 1962, she married Jess Ward at Severy. He died July 7, 2007.
She was employed for many years at the Neosho County Courthouse. She was a member of the Shaw Christian Chu...
Faye B. Ward
Faye B. Ward, 65, Erie, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.
Arrangements are pending with Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Erie.
Debate/Forensics fair well at Hutch tournament
The NCCC Debate/Forensics team received 2nd place Sweepstakes in Debate and 3rd place Overall Swing Sweepstakes Nov. 6-8 at Hutchinson Community College. Southwest Baptist University received 1st place and Labette Community College received 3rd in Debate Sweeps, and in Overall Swing Sweeps, Bethel University received 1st and Sterling University received 2nd.
In individual areas, Chris Rabe, Sprin...
25 years ago (1983) Many Chanute residents are expressing concern about the future of Chanute’s historic Santa Fe depot. A company official said some renovation will be done to the building before it is put on the market. The Santa Fe has moved all its operations out of the building. 50 years ago (1958) John Morelan of Humboldt has been awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest adult award in Scouting, for his work with the Boy Scout t...