CHS Journalism earns second at State
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The Chanute High School newspaper and yearbook classes made their way to Lawrence on Saturday for the State Journalism competition held on the University of Kansas campus. The team managed to bring home a second place finish to trump last year’s third place. “I thought it went pretty well, just little things could have been better,” CHS senior and Editor-in-Chief of the Comet Amy Weilert said. “If we’d...
Alice Faye Fitzmorris Walsh
and William “Bill” John Walsh
Alice Faye Fitzmorris Walsh, Austin, Texas, died at her home Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009.
Alice was born Dec. 2, 1921 in Fredonia. She graduated from Fredonia High School, then business prep school in Wichita. Later she was employed as a TWA Hostess where she met her pilot husband, William J. Walsh. They were married April 19, 1947 at Sacred Heart Church in Fredonia.
The couple had three children, Bill, Diane, and Kathleen, and three grandchildren...
Cleto Demetrio Coronado 1929-2011
Cleto Demetrio Coronado, 82, Humboldt, died Friday, May 6, 2011 at his home.
Cleto was born April 26, 1929 in Deerfield, to Catarino and Francisca Trevino Coronado. His family moved to Mexico when he was in the third grade. He spent much time at el rancho “El Almagre” near Sierra Mojada, Coahuila in Mexico.
He began working at Monarch Cement in the 1950s and married Celia Melendez in Jimenez, Chihuahua on April 30, 1960. They made their home i...
Cordia VanWinkle-Isaacs 1924-2011
Cordia VanWinkle-Isaacs 1924-2011
Cordia VanWinkle-Isaacs, 87, Chanute, died Friday, May 6, 2011 at her residence in Chanute.
Cordia was born at Taney County, Mo., on Jan. 25, 1924, the daughter of Cal and Ora Jackson Strahan.
She married Orville Elleck VanWinkle on June 11, 1939. He preceded her in death on April 25, 1971.
She is survived by her sons, Orville Eugene VanWinkle, Benedict, Wilbur VanWinkle and wife, Becky, Chanute, and Lar...
Chanute native appears on TV’s Deadliest Catch
Tribune staff Teresa and Jeff Dimond were surprised to see a familiar face when they watched an episode of Deadliest Catch on the History Channel this week. He is on the crew of the Seabrooke. On the television was Mike Bouray, former Chanute resident and a cousin of Jeff. His a capsule of what was said about Bouray, 55, from Kodiak, Alaska, on the Deadliest Catch website. “A seasoned fisherman with decades of experience, Mike is a longst...
Bike safety lessons learned
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter The 2nd annual State Farm Bike Rodeo was held at Chanute Elementary School Friday morning. The program was geared toward teaching students bike safety. Jennifer Dietsch, State Farm Agent, was able to get a grant through Safe Kids Kansas in order to provide 50 bike helmets for the event. Each year State Farm hosts the event before school is over for the summer to help educate third graders on bike safety. “...
Guitarist with Chanute ties starts new band, new label
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Chanute native and former Puddle of Mudd guitarist Jimmy Allen has had a busy and successful past couple of years. Since 2008, Allen, now living in Los Angeles, has managed to create his own record label, form a new band from the ground up, and just after releasing the first album, managed to reach the Billboard Hot 100 with two singles. Against All Will, Allen’s newest project, released its first album, A...
Ann Marie Smith 1926-2011
Ann Marie Smith, 85, lifelong resident of Erie, died Tuesday, May 3, 2011 surrounded by her family at the Guest Home Estates in Erie.
She was born April 30, 1926, in Walnut, the daughter of Herbert and Gladys Noland Mudd. As a young girl, she grew up in Walnut where she attended schools and was a graduate of Walnut High School.
She and Harold R. Smith were married May 25, 1926, in Walnut. Following marriage, they lived in Wichita before retur...
Mopar Days at Shields Motors on Thursday
A fantastic collection of older and later model cars will be on hand for Mopar Days at Shield Motors on Thursday, May 12. Mopar Across Kansas will have more than 40 cars on display. Everyone is welcome to come and join the fun. Free hamburgers will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Baby Contest planned at Chanute Healthcare In honor of National Nursing Home Week, Chanute Healthcare will be having a “Baby Contest” on Tuesday, May 10. Are...
Letha B. Berry 1917-2011
Letha B. Berry, 93, Chanute, formerly of Fredonia and Neodesha, died Thursday, May 5, 2011 at Neosho Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Letha was born June 18, 1917 in Neodesha the daughter of Frank and Rozella Duft Hare. She attended Neodesha schools. On Dece. 30, 1933 she married Addison Berry in Fredonia. He preceded her in death. Following the death of her husband she moved to Chanute to be closer to her family.
She is survived by he...
Talk of the Town expands
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Since taking over Talk of the Town in August, new owner Betsy McReynolds has made several changes along with expanding her downtown store. The business, along with adding more in-store prom, bridesmaids and wedding dresses, has made the move to a larger location next door as a way to expand retail. Talk of the Town is an event planning business, specializing in everything from dresses to glassware, to fl...
Court system discussed
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter The Blue Ribbon Commission, a committee appointed to review all facets of the Kansas judiciary, held two meetings in Chanute on Wednesday. The first meeting was attended by about a dozen stakeholders from the area, those who are part of the judicial system or tied to it. The goal of the commission is to find ways to make the Kansas Judicial System function more efficiently and effectively across the state. ...
Parsons bust nets 58 lbs. of marijuana, $105,000 in cash
Parsons Sun PARSONS — Law officers found a large cache of drugs and cash Wednesday afternoon in a Parsons home. The find is among the biggest drug busts in recent memory, law officers said. Three people were arrested. Labette County Sheriff William Blundell said officers from the sheriff’s department and Parsons police were surprised at what they found at 3 p.m. Wednesday at 2507 Clark. “During the course of the search officers located 5...
Chester Allen Booe, Sr. 1921-2011
Chester Allen Booe, Sr., 90, Humboldt, was called to Heaven on May 4, 2011 at the Kansas City Hospice House, Kansas City, Mo.
Chester was born on April 24, 1921 in Humboldt, the youngest of 12 children of William Harrison and Othella Mae Duncan Booe. Chester attended Cottage Grove School and enjoyed the school reunions.
Chester married Ina Mabel McClellan on June 29, 1940 in Iola. Together they raised their four children; Colleen, Allen, Sherr...
Lois Mae Scott 1932-2011
Lois Mae Scott, 79, lifelong resident of Fredonia, died Monday, May 2, 2011 at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Lois was born on March 28, 1932 in Fredonia to Ernest Ebert and Laura Donia Stinecipher Cummings.
Lois was a member of the class of 1950, graduating from Fredonia High School. On Sept. 16, 1950 she was united in marriage to Roland P. Scott. Lois and Roland were married for 39 years until his death of July 2, 1990.
USD 413 works on wrapping up school year
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The USD 413 Chanute School Board’s agenda Tuesday night included several tasks that would wrap up the school year as there is only the June meeting left before Superintendent Steve Parsons and Assistant Superintendent Kathryn Taylor retire from their respective positions. Parsons gave his annual report with three major things he wanted to point out to the board. The first was an announcement that Royster M...
St. Paul student toots horn for others
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter ST. PAUL — St. Paul High School junior Grant Smith was honored by the Army National Guard Tuesday morning and presented with an engraved bugle for his dedication to playing Taps, a bugle call of the U.S. Army, at military funerals. Smith has been playing Taps at military funerals since eighth grade, and travels around the state to play the call. “This ritual is being performed over 1,000 times a day for al...
Eleanor Russell 1934-2011
Eleanor Russell, 77, Humboldt, died Sunday, May 1, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Eleanor was born in rural Allen Country on Feb. 11, 1934, the daughter of Roy and Gladys Wright Riley. She graduated from Humboldt High School in 1952.
Eleanor worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone for several years as an operator in Humboldt. She spent most of her life as a homemaker.
She was a member of the Humboldt United Methodis...
Wayne Bauman 1941-2011
Wayne Bauman, 69, Longview, Texas, died Friday, April 29, 2011 in Longview. He was born August 6, 1941 in Fredonia, the son of Leland Edward and Estella Schneider Bauman. He worked in construction.
Wayne was a member of the Catholic Church.
Survivors include his mother, Estella Bauman, Fredonia; a daughter, Christina Fesler, Livermore, Calif.; a son, Mark Bauman, Altoona; one grandson; a brother, Larry Bauman, Fredonia; three sisters, Ma...
Frank Eugene Stacy 1916-2011
Frank Eugene Stacy, 95, Chanute, died Saturday, April 30, 2011 at the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center after a short illness.
Frank was born on Feb. 27, 1916 in Ord, Neb., the only child of Everett Lewis Stacy and Abbie Levina Potter Stacy. Shortly after Frank’s birth the family traveled by covered wagon to Everton, Mo. There his mother managed a hotel and his father ran a shuttle service between the train depot and hotel as well as far...