James Cooper 1945-2008
James Francis “Jim” Cooper, 63, Chanute, died November 19, 2008, at the Kansas Heart Hospital, Wichita.
He was born Jan. 20, 1945, in Thayer to Truman and Elizabeth Cooper. He attended Chanute Junior College and Pittsburg State University.
He married Mary Sue “Susie” Solf, Cooper, on Dec. 28, 1966, in Chanute. She survives.
He was former owner of The Shopper’s Guide.
Other survivors include a daughter, Amy Rasmussen, Lawrence; a son, Doug Coo...
25 years ago (1983)
A feature story in the Tribune tells about the police department’s use of video tapes in cases of DUI. A spokesman said the tapes, made at the time of the arrest, are seldom used in court, but are always available if needed.
50 years ago (1958)
Carolyn Thompson has been named Chanute High School homecoming queen. Her attendants are Deanna Dunham and Nancy Willcott.
75 years ago (1933)
Two men were injured while they were d...
Wanda Jean Milner 1930-2008
Wanda Jean Milner, 78, Fredonia, died Tuesday, November 18, 2008, at Golden Living Center.
She was born March 3, 1930, in South Coffeyville, Okla., to Merle and Dana Wilson Fletcher.
She was a homemaker.
She married Melvin Eugene “Ropey” Milner in Miami, Okla. He died on May 19, 2000.
Survivors include a daughter, Rhonda Grace Webb, Topeka; and a brother, Bill Fletcher, South Coffeyville, Okla.
Funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Timmons Chape...
Faye B. Ward 1942-2008
Faye B. Ward, 65, Erie, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center, Joplin, Mo.
She was born Dec. 5, 1942, at Hutchinson to Ivan and Genevieve Cox Wohlford. She attended Severy schools before graduating from Wichita School of Business.
On June 3, 1962, she married Jess Ward at Severy. He died July 7, 2007.
She was employed for many years at the Neosho County Courthouse. She was a member of the Shaw Christian Chu...
Faye B. Ward
Faye B. Ward, 65, Erie, died Wednesday, November 19, 2008, at St. John’s Regional Medical Center in Joplin, Mo.
Arrangements are pending with Pierce-Carson-Wall Funeral Home, Erie.
Debate/Forensics fair well at Hutch tournament
The NCCC Debate/Forensics team received 2nd place Sweepstakes in Debate and 3rd place Overall Swing Sweepstakes Nov. 6-8 at Hutchinson Community College. Southwest Baptist University received 1st place and Labette Community College received 3rd in Debate Sweeps, and in Overall Swing Sweeps, Bethel University received 1st and Sterling University received 2nd.
In individual areas, Chris Rabe, Sprin...
25 years ago (1983) Many Chanute residents are expressing concern about the future of Chanute’s historic Santa Fe depot. A company official said some renovation will be done to the building before it is put on the market. The Santa Fe has moved all its operations out of the building. 50 years ago (1958) John Morelan of Humboldt has been awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest adult award in Scouting, for his work with the Boy Scout t...
Kansas Natural Resources conference planned Jan. 29-30
WICHITA — On Jan. 29-30, 2009 six professional societies and several other organizations that promote the wise use and management of Kansas’ natural resources are sponsoring the second Kansas Natural Resources Conference at the Airport Hilton in Wichita. The theme of the conference is “Renewable Energy — Renewable Resources.” Early registration is open until Jan 8. “You need to mark your calendar and register for this conference,” said Dan ...
Newest master designer joins home d√©cor business
Home & Garden Party has just introduced Kristina Deaver as its newest Master Designer in Chanute. Deaver said joining the home d√©cor direct selling business was a terrific business move. “With Home & Garden Party, I have found a new way to better my finances — while still being able to give my family my attention,” Deaver said. “Now that I am part of this fantastic team, I look forward to my future with the company and am very ex...
Harrah’s withdraws Kansas casino plan
TOPEKA (AP) — Harrah’s Entertainment Inc. has withdrawn its application to manage a state-owned casino in Sumner County, leaving only two of the original four casino companies still in the running in Kansas. The Kansas Lottery said it was notified Monday afternoon that Sumner Gaming Joint Venture, a partnership of Harrah’s and a group of Kansas investors, decided not to pursue a license to operate a $535 million facility in the south-centra...
25 years ago (1983) BUFFALO – Ezra VanCamp combines his hobby with his business, as he buys and sells various items at his second-hand store, Ezra’s Bargain Shop. 50 years ago (1958) E.F. Byers was honored by the Santa Fe Trail Transportation company for having compiled a 10-year safe driving record. 75 years ago (1933) The loan rate for books at the public library has been cut from two cents per day to five cents per week. 100 years a...
Louise Cole Moll 1922-2008
Louise Cole Moll, 86, Joplin, Mo., died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at her home.
She was born May 6, 1922, in Stella, Mo, to John and Susan Nermile Meagher. She graduated from Midway School in Newton County in 1940.
She married Kenneth Cole, Newtonia, on May 6, 1942. He died on May 28, 1978. She married Jack Moll on Nov. 7, 1999. He died on Oct. 11, 2001.
The Coles lived in Liberal, Mo., and Chanute where they owned auto dealerships. Later...
Wetlands change may benefit landowners
SALINA — A change in the way easement compensation is determined for acres enrolled in the Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) should make a good thing even better,” says Eric B. Banks, state conservationist for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Salina. Because of 2008 Farm Bill changes to the WRP easement compensation process, Banks said he encourages landowners to reconsider WRP and submit applications before the Dec. 15 ...
Bessie M. Haynes 1915-2008
Miss Bessie M. Haynes, 93, Columbus, passed away Friday, November 14, 2008, at Medicalodge of Columbus.
A 16th generation descendant from Prince of Powys (who reigned in Shropshire, England in 600 A.D.), Bessie was born the daughter of Howard G. and Bessie Pearl (Owens) Haynes on April 16, 1915, in Scammon. At nine months, the family moved to the Center Star neighborhood, in 1928 moved to larger farm in Center Star District.
At the age of 15,...
RSVP takes mystery trip to Oklahoma sites
RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteers Program) participated in a “Mystery Trip” Wednesday, Nov. 12. Thirty-two volunteers and three representatives boarded a Chartered bus around 9:30 a.m. The bus headed south toward Oklahoma with the first stop at the boyhood ranch of Will Rogers. The ranch is called “Dog Iron Ranch” and is located in Oologah, Okla. Lunch was served in a newly renovated barn on the proper...
Mary May Sharp McCann 1920-2008
Mary May Sharp McCann, 88, Sapulpa, died Saturday, November 15, 2008.
She was born April 3, 1920, in Chanute to Russell and Frances Sharp. She graduated from Chanute High School.
She married James McCann on July 19, 1941, in Chanute. He preceded her in death.
She worked in the food industry most of her adult life and retired in 1986.
She was a member of the First Church of God.
Survivors include two sons, Floyd McCann, Broken Arrow, and Carl ...
25 years ago (1983) The feature in the Tribune’s weekend magazine section tells of the Angora goats being raised by George Norris on his ranch southwest of Fall River. Norris said each goat produces about 10 pounds of hair each year. The goat hair is used to make expensive fabrics for coats and sweater. 50 years ago (1958) A Tribune photograph shows Harry Carter and Louis Gerken as they flip pancakes during the annual Kiwanis Pancake Day....
Lawrence H. Gillham 1920-2008
Lawrence H. Gillham, 88, Moran, died Sunday, November 16, 2008, at Moran Manor.
He was born Sept. 14, 1920, east of Bayard to Charles Laurel and Irma Irita Zornes Gillham.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He drove a school bus for the Moran district for 18 years.
He married Winona Jefferis in 1948 at Girard. She died in 1986.
Survivors include a son, Johnny Gillham, Humboldt; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four ste...
Clarence R. “Joe” Farran 1928-2008
, 80, Parsons, died Saturday, Nov. 15, 2008 at Labette Health.
He was born August 9, 1928 in Conway, Mo., to John W. and Edna May Malone Farran. As a child, he moved with his family first to Cherryvale then to Parsons. He attended Parsons schools. He joined the United States Army and served until 1951. Following his discharge he returned to Parsons. He worked at the Kansas Army Ammunition Plant for a time. He later worked for USD 503 in mai...
Nellie ‘Maxine’ Wofford 1917-2008
Nellie “Maxine” Wofford, 91, Fredonia, died Thursday, November 13, 2008, at Cherryvale Care Center.
She was born June 26, 1917, in Chetopa.
She was a surgical nurse aide at St. Margaret’s Mercy Hospital, Fredonia, for many years.
She married David P. Wofford in 1940. He died May 10, 2008.
She was a member of CME Church.
She is survived by several cousins, including Virginia Wheaton and Bud Riley, both of Fredonia, and Richard Riley, Bartlesvi...