Chanute’s Berthot one of youngest diagnosed with MS
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter When Chase Berthot was 7 years old, he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), though this was not the first diagnosis given. After seeing his doctor for symptoms of MS, Chase was told that children do not get the disease and was diagnosed with Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) for the lesions found in his brain. After suffering with the disease and having no positive effects from medicine, ...
Sweets, sandwiches offered at new shop downtown
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter A new restaurant made its Main Street debut on Tuesday. Downtown Sweets and Sandwich Shop, co-owned by Janice Welch and her daughter Lisa DeNoon opened its doors at 10 a.m. Tuesday morning at 115 E. Main. They were surprised by the amount of traffic they saw on their first two days. “Chanute is an awesome community, we’ve had people come in without even having to advertise,” DeNoon said. “Facebook has been...
Christopher James Scaletta 1980-2011
Christopher James Scaletta, 30, formerly of Chanute, died Saturday, April 16.
Chris was born Nov. 20, 1980 in Chanute. He was the son of James Anthony and Ida Armenda Kay Scalletta and the late Pamela Ann Pearman.
Chris loved the outdoors. His hobbies included fishing and reptiles. He was a very caring person, taking care of any animal he came across that needed help.
Chris was the proud father of Abigayle Phae Marie Scaletta, 5, and Isaac Jam...
Erie woman dies after being struck by train
A 53-year-old Erie woman died Wednesday afternoon when her vehicle was struck by a train.
According to Kansas Highway Patrol reports, Nancy E. Smith’s 1992 Pontiac was parked at 2:54 p.m. on train tracks 1.5 miles east and 1 mile north of U.S. 59/K-47 junction near Erie in Neosho County.
The 2008 Electric Engine train owned by Burlington Northern Railroad was driven by Sammy L. Wheeler, no age or address available.
Bond, preliminary hearings ...
NCCC holds blood drive as memorial
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Neosho County Community College held its 7th annual Blood Drive on Thursday in the college gym. This year was a memorial blood drive in remembrance of four students lost during this school year. The students, Tyler Martin, Sammy Ack Lazhir, Brett Heslop and Pam Hutton, all died in three separate car accidents. “Our goal is 51 units. And this year we went around to the classrooms and most of the slots were f...
Hayward J. “Hub” Brill 1925-2011
Hayward J. “Hub” Brill, 86, Lawrence, formerly of Ottawa, died Tuesday, April 19 at Brandon Woods Retirement Community in Lawrence. He was born on Monday, March 2, 1925, in Elk Falls, the son of Paul T. and Victoria Christensen Brill.
He graduated from Elk Falls High School with the class of 1943. Hub was an Ottawa resident since 1946.
He worked in construction following his military service and then worked for Aerie Lodge #2700, Fraternal ...
Dorothy Turner Evans 1921-2011
Dorothy Turner Evans, 90, Chanute, died Monday, April 18, 2011 at her home. She was born March 12, 1921 in Parsons, the daughter of James E. and Ruby Wiggans Smith. She married Willard M. Turner on Dec. 24, 1939 in Fort Scott. To this union were born three children; Jerry W. Turner, in 1941, James H. Turner, in 1944, and Judith C. Turner Funk, in 1951. Willard and Dorothy divorced in 1967. She then attended the Wesley School of Nursing in Wich...
County-wide cleanup week April 26-30 A county-wide cleanup week will be from April 26-30 at the Neosho County landfill east of Erie. During this period, the county will accept free of charge waste materials normally disposed of at the Neosho County Construction and Demolition Landfill. Items accepted free of charge include construction waste, furniture, mattresses, carpet, shingles, tree limbs, scrap metal, yard waste and other items usually ...
New executive director at SEKRPC
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter The Southeast Kansas Regional Planning Commission has a new executive director. Daniel Crook took on the job last week and is looking forward to helping serve 12 counties in the SEK area. Crook’s background is largely in banking and he hopes to use his knowledge to assist participating communities in gaining state and national grants, and loans. The SEK Regional Planning Commission also focuses on planning s...
City hears two sides on proposed downtown ordinance
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Monday night the city commission decided to postpone consideration for the ordinance on the proposed downtown Historic District. After spending more than two hours on questions, pros and cons, the commissioners decided a public hearing and work session would be necessary and all the building owners in the proposed historic district will be given written notice so their individual input can be taken into co...
Chanute blood drive to honor Marts The American Red Cross Blood Services – Central Plains Region will host a special community blood drive on April 25-26, 2011 in honor of Roy Marts, an unlikely blood donor. Like hundreds of people across Kansas, Marts has depended on blood products to live. This past November, he traveled to Wichita for a routine stress test. But, he ended up requiring open heart surgery. “During that heart surgery, I ne...
Corrine Green 1931-2011
Corrine Green, 79, longtime resident of Fredonia, died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at her rural home. She was born May 15, 1931 in New Albany, the daughter of Erie Ernest and Mildred Angeline Fuller Honeyman. Corrine graduated from high school in Fredonia and on June 5, 1949 was married to Ralph R. “Bud” Green in Independence.
Corrine was a member of the First Assembly of God Church.
She was a homemaker and kept the books for her husband’s busi...
64th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday
The Chanute Lions Club met Wednesday night to get ready for their 64th annual Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 24 at Highland Park. This year’s hunt will include the Deshon Orr Agency - American Family Fun Bounce House with the Easter Bunny (“Alias Trish Harris.”) The Bounce House will open at 1 p.m. and pictures with the Easter Bunny will be from 1 to 2 p.m. with the Egg Hunt kicking off at 2 p.m. sharp. There is candy in the new type of egg ...
NCCC Board of Trustees conducts business
The Neosho County Community Board of Trustees met on Thursday. During the meeting, the board: • Accepted the resignation of Eric Tincher as Dean of Student Development. • Accepted the transfer re-quest of Nathan Stanley to the Ottawa Campus as math instructor. • Hired Dr. Tony Brown to be the Coordinator of the TLC at Ottawa. Dr. Brown taught psychology at Baker University and was a Kansas State Representative for the 10th District. ...
CES 3rd grade celebrates stellar assessment scores
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter An assembly was held for the third graders at Chanute Elementary School Friday morning to celebrate the results of state assessments. Six third graders had perfect scores. Allison Adams and Kinzey Tiegreen aced the reading section, and Jillian Vogel, Alyssa Ramsey, Brady McDonald and Jonathan Parker had perfect scores on the Math section. Around 50 students scored in the exemplary level, just missing a few ...
Farmers Market to open on Wednesday Chanute Farmers Market is opening at its new location on Wednesday. Vendors will be at Santa Fe Park just inside the entrance from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Carolyn Berthot said baked goods and plants will be among the offerings. County to meet on Thursday this week ERIE — The Neosho County Commissioners will be meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday instead of on Friday this week as the courthouse will be closed o...
Dolores M. “Dee” McCauley 1916-2011
Dolores M. “Dee” McCauley, 94, St. Paul, died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at the Prairie Mission Retirement Village in St. Paul.
She was born on August 12, 1916 at St. Paul to Charlie and Mary Linden Nunnink. She grew up at St. Paul and attended St. Paul schools, graduating from St. Francis High School in 1935.
She moved to Elyria, Ohio and later to Decatur, Ind., where she lived until she returned to St. Paul in 1952. She and H.R. “Bud” McCa...
Duane Levi Schoonover 1943-2011
Duane Levi Schoonover, loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, died Saturday, April 16 at the V.A. Hospital in Wichita.
Duane was born in Neodesha on June 13, 1943 to John Levi and Erma E. Hallbauer Schoonover. He was one of 14 children. He grew up and attended schools in Neodesha. Duane served in the U.S. Marine Corps for four years before returning to Neodesha.
On Jan. 22, 1967, he married Mary JoAnn Shultz in Neo...
Margery Merchant 1918-2011
Margery Merchant passed away on March 28, 2011, in Shoreline, Washington, at age 92. She was born Margery Ellen Mote in Chanute, Kansas on June 28, 1918. She attended Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta sorority. In 1938 she married Stansberry Joseph Merchant, also from Chanute. They enjoyed a long life together, living in Wichita and Leawood, Kansas, and then moving to Bainbridge Island, Wash...