Peggy Ann Coder 1933-2011
Peggy Ann Coder, 78, Independence, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at the Good Samaritan Society Nursing Home in Olathe.
Peggy was born March 8, 1933 in Chanute, the daughter of Clyde and Winnie Whitworth Russell. She graduated from Chanute High School and attended Neosho Community College.
She was united in marriage to Nelson L. Coder on July 17, 1953 in Chanute. He preceded her in death on March 3, 1994.
She was elected to the Independence City ...
Janice Killion 1936-2011
Janice Killion, 75, formerly of Salina, died Sunday, July 28, 2011 at KU Medical Center.
Killion was born Janice O. Strubhart on March 25, 1936, in LaHarpe.
She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a degree in Secondary Education. She taught for many years in the Topeka and Salina schools, retiring in 2002.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Frances Cunningham Strubhart and Oliver E. Strubhart.
She married James C. Killion on...
Hearings begin for census redistricting
Southeast Kansas residents and several state representatives were able to give input at a redistricting meeting held by a Kansas legislative committee at Neosho County Community College Tuesday morning.
The goal of the meeting was to gather public opinion and comments to be taken into consideration when the Legislature begins redrawing the congressional district maps at the beginning of 2012. These meetings t...
Public hearing for city budget on August 15
After a five-hour workshop Monday night, the Chanute City Commission approved publication of the 2012 Budget Notice on August 5 and holding the budget public hearing at the 7 p.m. Monday, August 15 meeting.
City Manager J.D. Lester said the mill levy of 40.707 remains the same as the 2011 budget.
Net expenditures for 2012 are projected at $46,684,015 compared to $41,038,690 a year ago.
Assessed valuation provided by the county could affect fin...
Robing ceremony puts
Ahlquist on 31st bench
ERIE — Judge Daryl D. Ahlquist will have a lot of practice putting on his judicial robe this year as he is the newly appointed Judge in the 31st Judicial District.
At his robing ceremony Friday afternoon Judge Ahlquist had a little trouble finding the zipper on his judicial robe, but with a little help from his wife, Demi, he was robed and up on the bench for the first time.
Judge Ahlquist was chosen by the 31...
Humboldt residence damaged by Saturday morning blaze
HUMBOLDT — Members of the Humboldt Volunteer Fire Department responded to the home of Troy and
Yolanda Habiger, 318 S. Ninth St. in Humboldt, on Saturday morning. The Habigers weren’t home when the fire started in either the kitchen or laundry room in the rear of the house, Humboldt
Fire Chief Kent Barfoot said.
The cause of the blaze remains under investigation. Firefighters received the initial call at 10:41 a.m. and were on the scene wit...
Rally focuses on Kansas education
Staff and wire reports
TOPEKA — Chanute teachers were among about 300 people who rallied at the Statehouse this weekend denouncing cuts in state aid for public schools.
Rep. Sean Gatewood, a Topeka Democrat, told the crowd Saturday that he hopes there will be some restoration of the cuts that were made to the base state aid per pupil funding. But he said he believes another proposal will be made during the 2012 legislative session to make more...
Charlotte Clay Jackson 1915-2011
Charlotte Clay Jackson, 96, Reading, died Saturday, July 30, 2011, at the Holiday Resort in Emporia.
She was born July 30, 1915, in Payne County, Okla., the daughter of Charles Wesley and Artella Smith Cavin Collins. She moved to Lebo in 1934 and worked for Gladys and Ben Price.
Charlotte married Emmett Leo Jackson on Feb. 2, 1935, in Lyndon. He died Jan. 17, 1982. After their marriage they lived in Arvonia and worked for the Humphreys. ...
Florence Lisetta Naff 1916-2011
Florence Lisetta Naff, 95, former resident of Girard, died Sunday, July 31, 2011, at the Fort Scott Medicalodge. She was born May 26, 1916, in Brazilton, the daughter of Oscar Henery and Martha E. L. Detjen Koester.
Florence married Ryburn Naff on March 23, 1943. He preceded her in death in 1977. She was a member of the Girard First United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Women, and the Crawford County Farm Bureau. Florence was an excell...
Carl Dan Emerson 1940-2011
Carl Dan Emerson, 71, Chanute, died Sunday, July 31, 2011 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo.
Dan was born June 6, 1940 in Rupert, Ark., the son of Glyn and Ruby McEntire Emerson. He graduated high school in Alread, Ark. in 1958.
Dan was united in marriage to Sonja Ann Emerson on May 31, 1959 in Rupert, Ark.
Dan was a police officer for the City of Chanute from 1981 until his retirement in 1996, and he was also the owner of Emers...
YC woman arrested for death threat
YATES CENTER — The Yates Center Police Department early Friday morning arrested a 58-year-old female for threatening to kill her neighbor. The incident occurred just before 4 a.m. on Friday when the unnamed female went to her neighbor’s house with a loaded handgun and threatened to kill him. No names are being released at this time.
Lyle Kee, chief of police, said it is anticipated formal charges will be filed by the Woodson County Attorney. T...
Joseph M. Collett 1920-2011
Joseph M. Collett 90, Prairie Village, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011. Visitation will be held Wednesday, August 3, from 6-8 p.m. at D.W. Newcomer’s Sons Overland Park Chapel, 8201 Metcalf, Overland Park, KS 66204, with the Rosary being said at 7 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, August 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church, 7231 Mission Road, Prairie Village, KS 66208. Memorial contributions should be made to St. Jude Children’...
Beebee Callaway 1922-2011
Beebee Callaway, 89, a longtime resident of Kansas City North, Platte County, Mo., died on Thursday, July 28, 2011. She was born May 30, 1922, in Gilford Station, Wilson County, to Herschel and Pearl Evelyn Orendorff Short. Beebee. She attended a one-room country school located on the family farm at Gilford Station (1935), Benedict High School (1939) and Kansas State Teacher’s College (Pittsburg State University).
During World War II, Beebee m...
Jeana Lee Oliver 1967-2011
Jeana Lee Oliver, 44, Chanute, died Saturday, July 23, 2011 at her home.
Jeana was born in Ransom on June 20, 1967, the daughter of Jesse L. and Mary E. Bennett Wiebe. She attended schools in Pittsburg.
She was united in marriage to Otis L. Oliver on June 6, 2003 in Chanute. He survives, of the home.
Jeana worked as a CNA/CMA in the nursing industry.
Along with her husband Otis, she is survived by her children, R.J. Ortiz, Travis L. Oliver of ...
Charles Leland Galbreath 1922-2011
Charles Leland Galbreath, 89, Gainesville, Texas, died Wednesday, July 27, 2011 in Corinth.
Charles was born on Jan. 15, 1922 in Chanute, to Charles E. and Bertha Faulkner Galbreath. He graduated from Chanute Junior College and Kansas University. He served in the Naval Air Corps from July 1941 until November 1945. He was a dive bomber pilot aboard the carrier U.S.S. Randolph, CV-15, in Air Group 12, which participated in major battles area...
County opts for two percent employee raises
ERIE — A budget discussion was held Friday at the meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners.
The commissioners invited department heads and elected officials in order to ask their input on ways to cut the budget. The commissioners are considering 2 percent raises for 2012 instead of the 1 ½ percent raises in Draft #2 of their budget since most of the departments’ 2011 budgets were cut 10 percent from their 2010 approved budgets, and ...
91-year-old face of Erie
changes in just over 5 days
Special to the Tribune
ERIE — A 91-year icon in Erie has ended, as the once popular “Richey’s Drug Store” was demolished as part of a three building demolition on Erie’s Main Street.
The buildings included a former doctor’s office used by Doctors Weir, Buller and Culver, and the former Connie’s Clayhouse, which were in a deteriorated state, and were demolished by the Staton Companies of Eugene, Ore.
Ron Richey is a partner with Je...
Boy Scouts take camping trip to South Dakota
Every other year, Boy Scouts spend a portion of their summer at camp, learning more about being a Boy Scout, interacting with other troops in the surrounding areas, and earning merit badges for various activities.
When Boy Scouts are not spending their summer at Scout camp, troop leaders and committee members plan a trip to certain monuments in the U.S. that would be both entertaining and educational for the...
NCCC Board prepares budget for publication
The Neosho County Board of Trustees held a special meeting on Wednesday to plan next year’s budget.
The board passed a resolution to submit the 2011-2012 budget for publication. In that publication, the board announces what amount of money they intend to request from county, which, in turn, sets the mill levy for the next year. It is at the August meeting that the trustees will actually set the dollar amount requested and, therefore, the l...
City to continue meeting on Monday
The Chanute City Commission will continue its July 25 City Commission meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, August 1, in the meeting room located on the second floor of the Memorial Building. The objective will be to review and obtain commission authorization to publish the 2012 budget and to set the 2012 budget public hearing date for 5:30 p.m. August 15.
ATV accident in Sycamore kills Texas boy
SYCAMORE — A 14-year-old Texas boy died from injuries s...