413 board candidates speak out at forum
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter USD 413 School Board Candidates took the stage and closed out Thursday’s Candidate Forum at the Memorial Auditorium, sponsored by the Chanute Chamber of Commerce. The first seat was taken by current school board member Ross Hendrickson, followed by Brad LaRue, standing president of USD 413 School Board Kellie Thomen, and former Chanute High School science teacher Sean Bowman. Mike Reid served as moderato...
Applicants, volunteers needed for Mission Blitz
Tribune staff For the ninth year, Mission Blitz in Chanute will assist homeowners who, because of health or income limitations, are unable to do the tasks requested. On Saturday, May 7 and Saturday, May 14 volunteers will be doing: • Minor home repair and construction; siding repair, porches, steps, ramps • Painting; interior and exterior (one-story only) • Yard work; raking, mowing, pruning, weeding • Gutter cleaning “The majority of th...
Saturday’s outage has far-reaching effects
During a hail and thunderstorm Saturday around noon, the city suffered a power outage that lasted about an hour. “We get our electric transmission service from Westar,” said Larry Gates, director of utilities for the City of Chanute. “Westar had a fault on their line that tripped the incoming breakers. We also had a communications failure to our SCADA system that would not let us see our other line. We had to do some switching in the Ash G...
St. Patty’s ‘Green Parade’ rescheduled
The St Patty’s “Green Parade” has been rescheduled for this Saturday at noon, beginning at Katy Park. Judging will take place at 11:30 a.m., so participants need to be lined up by then. If it is stormy again this Saturday, it will be cancelled and not rescheduled, said Sharon Stirewalt, Main Street director. She advised listening to KINZ Radio and checking Facebook at 11 a.m. for a decision. Call Sharon at 431-0056 with questions or email di...
Tammy Sue Hughes 1966-2011
Tammy Sue Hughes, 45, Elsmore, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 as the result of a car accident near Humboldt.
Tammy was born Jan. 2, 1966 at Bremen, Ind., the daughter of Charles and Sharon Denslow Leckrone. She graduated from Iola High School in 1985. She had resided in Chanute, Erie and Elsmore.
On March 17, 1999 Tammy married John Hughes at Parsons. She was a member of the Stark Friends Church.
Tammy was preceded in death by one grandson, S...
Beulah Frances (Helton) Diller 1914-2011
Beulah Frances (Helton) Diller, 96, El Dorado, died Saturday, March 19, 2011 at Life Care Center in Wichita. Funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, March 24 at Carlson Funeral Home, El Dorado. Interment will follow in Cassoday Cemetery.
Beulah was born in Morristown, Tenn., on April 1, 1914, but spent most of her childhood and youth in the Burns, Kan. area. As a young bride, she moved to California and lived in Los Angeles for several years durin...
Elsmore woman killed in Thursday crash
A 45-year-old Elsmore woman, Tammy S. Hughes, was killed in a three-vehicle accident around 2 p.m. Thursday on Delaware Road, .3 miles east of US. 169 southeast of Humboldt (Tank Farm Road.)
The Kansas Highway Patrol report stated Merle Beeman, 70, Humboldt, driving a 1994 Freightliner semi and Michael Dean DuPuy, 49, Chanute, in a 2001 International semi, were eastbound on Delaware Road. Hughes, driving a 2005 Chevrolet, was westbound. DuP...
Local candidates stage forum
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The Chanute Chamber of Commerce and Area Tourism held a candidate forum Thursday night for members of Chanute to get to know candidates better before the April 5 election. Candidates running for Chanute City Commission and USD 413 School Board met in the Chanute Memorial Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Because there are just three candidates and three positions for the Neosho County Community College Board of Trus...
Worrying about relatives in Japan frustrating
Stu Butcher Tribune editor Takako Griffith of Chanute has been glued to the Internet since the 9.0 earthquake devastated her home country of Japan. The day of she immediately began making phone calls to her mother, who resides in a suburb of Tokyo, where damages were not as bad as in the epicenter in the north of Japan. Phones rang, but there was no answer. “It was very frustrating,” Griffith said. “I spent the whole day sitting in front o...
413 students learn ways to get school connected
Connie Woodard USD 413 After listening to a nationally recognized speaker at Pittsburg, about 30 middle and high school students returned to Chanute energized and ready to “do something” to make their schools better. The goal is to get more students involved or connected at school, said eighth grader Storme Jones. Mark Scharenbroich said to incorporate more low risk activities and fewer high risk activities. “A high risk activity may sound...
CES sponsors two through Compassion International
Connie Woodard USD 413 Chanute Elementary students are making a concerted effort to remind everyone at school about the girl from Honduras and boy from Ghana who they’ve sponsored through Compassion International. “The kids love doing it,” said Jennie Hasty, a volunteer at CES with her daughter Becky Clements, who takes care of the finances and correspondence between the school and the children. So now, in addition to picking up the donati...
Erie High Business Professionals earn trip to D.C.
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter ERIE — Three Erie High School students in the Business Professionals of America Club are on their way to Nationals in Washington D.C. Junior MaKayla LaRue, and seniors Jonathan Bates and Bryce Ruble will make the trip to Nationals in D.C. on May 3 along with their advisor Karen Carlson, a business and computer technology teacher. BPA, a small but successful club at EHS, has five students who refine skills i...
Beulah Mae Heller 1915-2011
Beulah Mae Heller, 95, Humboldt, died Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Pinecrest Nursing Home in Humboldt.
Beulah was born June 24, 1915 in Independence, the daughter of George Myron and Nona Iola Freiermuth Burtnett. She grew up in Iola and graduated from Iola High School in 1933.
On August 12, 1935, Beulah married Frank P. Heller in Nevada, Mo. They made their home in Oswego until his death on Oct. 30, 1980. She moved to Humboldt in 1981.
Take severe weather seriously
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Tornado numbers were down in Kansas’ portion of Tornado Alley in 2010, Rob Lawson of the National Weather Service, Wichita, told about 50 people attending the Storm Fury on the Plains presentation at Chanute Memorial Auditorium Monday night. Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information as we...
Local couple witness Florida shuttle launch
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Chanute residents David and Kathy Wright were able to experience something unusual for any Kansan. They were present for the liftoff of space shuttle Discovery’s last flight into space in late February. “All his life David has enjoyed rockets, and he is a remote control flyer. He has always wanted to see a launch,” said Kathy. Actually being able to witness the event was due in part to planning, and also a ...
St. Patty’s celebration on Saturday
Chanute area residents are invited to “think green” and participate in St. Patty’s events downtown on Saturday. A 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile Fun Run is planned at 7:30 a.m., beginning at Katy Park near the baseball field. The event is sponsored by Chanute Community Foundaion. From 8 to 11:30 a.m. Cedar Lodge #103 will serve a Blarney Breakfast of pancakes and sausage at Masonic Hall, Elm and Highland. Prices are $5 for adults and $2.50 for child...
Laura Mae Wing Brown 1928-2011
Laura Mae Wing Brown, 82, died Monday, March 14, 2011 after suffering a long-term illness with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born Sept. 9, 1928 to Jerome Paul and Donna Chamberlain Wing of Benedict.
Laura spent her childhood and early adult life on the Wing farm and attended junior college in Chanute after high school graduation.
She married Willis M. Brown on July 4, 1947.
She was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church.
Alex Jonathon Eli 1988-2011
Alex Jonathon Eli, 23, Shawnee, died Friday, March 11, 2011.
Alex was born Feb. 10, 1988, in Chanute to John and Diane Powell Eli. He grew up in Coffeyville where he attended Garfield Elementary School and McKinley Middle School. After moving to Shawnee, he graduated from Mill Valley High School.
Alex had worked for IHOP in Kansas City and Denver since graduation. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and loved attending concerts. ...
Larry L. Waddell 1942-2011
Larry L. Waddell, 68, Savonburg, died Thursday, March 10, 2011.
He was born on Dec. 26, 1942 at Humansville, Mo., the son of George and Leota Mae Adams Waddell. He attended schools in Kincaid. Following school Larry entered the Army. In 1961 Larry was united in marriage to Nancy Ramsey. They later divorced.
He was a truck driver, and later a crane operator. This work took him all over the country. He lived in Pittsburg, and Gas. Following hi...
Chanute’s Miller to intern in New York City
Fort Hays State University HAYS — A top New York arts and entertainment industry advertising agency, Spotco, reached out to a place “four hours from the middle of nowhere” to get a design intern from Fort Hays State University. “He asked where I was from,” said Michael Miller, Chanute junior and a graphic design major. “I told him, four hours from the middle of nowhere.” “He” was an interviewer from Spotco, interviewing via Skype. Miller ...