Practice fireworks safety in celebrating Fourth holiday
In Chanute this year, fireworks will be sold to the public from Friday, July 1 to Monday, July 4.
Firework use is permitted from 6 a.m. to midnight on the Fourth of July only.
The Santa Fe Park Fourth of July enhanced fireworks show will be approximately 9:30 p.m. The causeway at the park will be closed to the public at 5 p.m.
“Although fireworks are a fun and exciting way to celebrate our nation’s freedom, they can also be harmful or even dea...
Five-year-old patient home after transplant
Five-year-old Ty Stokes was dismissed on Wednesday from Children’s Mercy Hospital after a kidney transplant 2 1/2 weeks ago.
The youngster, born with a kidney malfunction and who had undergone in-home dialysis for nearly three years, had been on the transplant list for two years.
He has to wear a mask at home. He is the son of Joshua and Rachel Stokes. An account for his benefit has been opened at Community National Bank and Trust under his Un...
Branson, Mo. offers visitors zipline thrills
BRANSON, Mo. — Southeast Kansas is beautiful with its sweeping farmland and vibrant sunsets, but there aren’t too many options for entertainment aside from going to the local movie theatre or paddle boating around a farm pond.
Luckily, the Ozarks are right in the backyard, and while everyone knows Branson offers a multitude of shows and fun on the strip, it also boasts a number of outdoor adventure options, by ...
Lita Mae Soderquist 1929-2011
Lita Mae Soderquist, 82, Parsons, died Tuesday, June 28, 2011, of natural causes, at Via Christi St. Francis Hospital in Wichita. Death followed a month long illness.
She was born March 31, 1929 in Selma, Kan., to Ruby Mae and Russell Coen. She grew up and attended schools in the Iola area.
On Nov. 11, 1948 she married Robert E. Soderquist. They lived in Chanute many years and operated the Silver Grill restaurant with his parents until 1968. I...
Mary A. “Dutch” Stevenson 1919-2011
Mary Magdelene Auburg Stevenson, 92, formerly of Humboldt, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at the Heritage Health Care Center in Chanute.
Mary was born in Tell, Texas on May 29, 1919, the daughter of Fredrick and Ruth Spinks Auburg. She attended public school in Texas.
She was united in marriage to William Henry Stevenson on Feb. 7, 1940. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1998.
Mary worked with her husband in long distance trucking for 23 yea...
Bless Roy Rusk
Bless Roy Rusk died June 28, 2011, at the age of 94 in The Sterling House of Peoria, Ariz.
He was born in Biloxi, Miss. He graduated from Biloxi High School in 1935 and from Ole Miss with a BS in Pharmacy. He was in Glider Training in Spencer, Iowa, where he met Bernita and they married in Albuquerque, N.M., while he was in the service.
He was a decorated 2nd Lt and WWII Glider Pilot and served in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he wa...
CHS group helps pick up Joplin rubble
JOPLIN, Mo. — After the disastrous tornado hit Joplin on May 22, Chanute High School with less than a week of school began scattering to organize fundraisers and relief efforts. CHS was able to form a supply drive and a coin drive to involve students, but efforts were not enough to satisfy the students organizing the fundraisers, the CHS Student Government members.
“The kids, they’d just been talking about i...
Christian-based band on big stage — Humboldt native part of East Tennessee group
A City Under Siege is trying to make a better name for itself as a Christian-based band at the Cornerstone Festival 2011, today through Sunday at Bushnell, Ill.
One of the band members, Eric Davis, guitar and vocals, grew up in Humboldt before moving to East Tennessee.
The five-man group earned a spot on the Cornerstone stage through an online contest.
There were more than 100 bands entered in the New Band Showcase a...
Businesses open despite old 169 detour
Businesses on old 169 south of Merle Kelly Ford remind residents they are still open despite the construction detour. The businesses can be accessed on Santa Fe at 35th or at the detour on 44th.
Movie in the Park
on Friday night
The second First Friday Movie in the Park will be shown Friday night at dark at the Irene Neely Hudson Plaza.
The movie will be a preview for celebrating Independence Day.
Elsmore Ruritan plans Fourth celebration
George Junior Covey 1915-2011
George Junior Covey, 96, Elsmore, died Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at his home.
He was born March 30, 1915, in Wichita, the son of George and Golda Faye Botkin Covey. He attended East High at Wichita and graduated from Wichita State University in 1937. He was a member of the Elsmore United Methodist Church.
He married Betty Reiswig on Oct. 2, 1943 in El Dorado, by a justice of the peace. George was a farmer all of his life. He farmed in wes...
City reviews ongoing utility, energy efficiency projects
Monday evening the Chanute City Commissioners heard a number of updates on projects taking place around the city, including a wastewater utility update.
Brian Spano was on hand from Wilson & Company to inform commissioners of the progress being made to analyze current inflow and infiltration issues.
“You have about 2.8 times the flow of wastewater going into your sewer plant than you should, which is very signi...
Passing on Plummer results in accident
At 9:20 p.m. Monday, there was an injury accident on Plummer and Ash Grove Road, a half mile from Chanute on Plummer.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported a 1998 Ford Mustang driven by Terrence L. Nelson, 24, Chanute, was traveling southbound on Plummer and attempted to pass another vehicle. The driver lost control and entered the east ditch, rolling multiple times landing on its wheels.
Nelson, who was not wearing a safety restraint, was trans...
Chanute fireworks display Monday at dusk
An enhanced fireworks display will be presented by the City of Chanute Monday at dusk in Santa Fe Park.
Rainbow Fireworks will present “United We Stand.”
“It is a great show,” said Ron Spire. “The sky will be full of color. We hope everyone enjoys it.”
The show will contain the following size shells: 144 each. 3” shells, 108 each 4” shells, 72 each 5” shells, 19 each 6” shells, 1 each 165 Shot Cake, 1 120 Shot Cake, 1 130 Shot Cake, 1 110 Sho...
John James Bailey 1922-2011
John Bailey, 88, Humboldt, died Monday, June 27, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
John was born in Allen County on Nov. 27, 1922, the son of Jay M. and Mattie E. Culver Bailey. He attended Humboldt schools and worked for the railroad for several years. He was self-employed working various jobs throughout his life in the Humboldt community.
John is survived by three sisters; Sadie Beach, Chanute, Mary Ballard, Punta G...
Maxine Louise Verdin 1926-2011
Maxine Louise Verdin, Chanute, died Monday June 27, 2011 at Chanute Health Care Center.
Maxine was born in Chanute on Feb. 2, 1926, the daughter of Earl and Ada Stevenson Hedden.
Maxine was united in marriage to Catelino Verdin.
She proudly served her country in the Womens Army Corps (WAC).
Maxine is survived by a son, Richard Verdin and his wife, Joyce; daughters, Linda Lopez and Melodee Hughes and her husband, Vernon Hughes; three brothers, ...
Mary Anne Miles 1926-2011
Mary Miles, 85, Chanute, died Thursday, June 23, 2011 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
Mary was born in Chanute on April 22, 1926, the daughter of Harry and Myrtle Miller Allen. She graduated from Chanute High School in 1943. She later married Dale Miles on June 25, 1943 in Yates Center. They were married for 62 years until his death on September 2, 2004.
Mary and Dale loved to travel. They visited all 50 states and sever...
Early wheat crop considered good in Neosho County
Wheat harvest is nearly done in Neosho County, and yields are much better than previous years.
“It was what I would call an average yield, but we haven’t had any that were any good for the last five years,” said Phil Stich of rural Chanute.
Stich finished his harvest last week, averaging 40 to 60 bushels per acre, and he said the weather was just about right for wheat this spring.
Around southeast Kansas, Kansa...
Chanute interacts with Bike the US for MS
Bike the US for MS, a group of cyclists traveling from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast to raise awareness for Multiple Sclerosis, made a stop in Chanute on Monday. The group, consisting of 20 riders from all over the United States, enjoyed lunch sponsored by the Neodesha MS support group and visited with visitors at Santa Fe Park.
The Bike the US for MS effort is a program set up to raise research and treat...
Mary Irene Schultz 1919-2011
Mary Irene Schultz, 91, a longtime resident of Lafontaine, died, Sunday, June 26, 2011 at her home. She was born August 21, 1919 in Protection, the daughter of Peter and Bessie Thomas Ratzlaff. She was a homemaker.
On May 4, 1941, at Fredonia, she married Cornelius Schultz. He preceded her in death May 13, 2009.
She was a member of the Church of God in Christ-Mennonite.
Mary is survived by her children, Eugene Schultz, Neodesha, Wayne Schult...
Oella Louise Baughn 1920-2011
Oella Louise Baughn, 90, Chanute, died Friday, June 24, 2011 at Heritage Health Care in Chanute.
Oella was born in Chanute on Dec. 13, 1920, the daughter of Roy and Grace Goltry Smith. She attended Chanute High School.
Oella married B.T. “Tom” Baughn Jan. 29, 1945 in Nowata, Okla. He preceded her in death.
She was the manager of the Safari Museum Gift Shop.
Oella is survived by her sons, Dr. Robert Baughn and his wife, Myra, Houston, Texas, a...