Labette Avenue area deaths – September

For more information, see the current issue of the Labette Avenue. To locate previously posted death notices, enter the decedent’s last name in the archive search. Labette Avenue publishes death notices free of charge. Paid obituaries ($20) are printed in their entirety in the Labette Avenue and online at www.taylornews.org.

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‘Celebrate Coffeyville’ to bring together old friends, FKHS grads

COFFEYVILLE — The Field Kindley High School class of 1965 is hosting “Celebrate Coffeyville” with the backing of the City of Coffeyville and the Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 14-15.

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An Olympic gold medal connection

Coffeyville was once home to member of first-ever U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team



BY ANDY TAYLOR

chronicle@taylornews.org

 

When LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant and the remainder of the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team brought home gold medals from the London games two weeks ago, another chapter was added to the United States’ domination in the global Olympic sport.

 

However, the first page of that long and storied history could have well been penned by the late Willard Schmidt, a Coffeyville man who passed away in 1965. That’s because Schmidt was a member of the first U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team that earned a gold medal in the 1936 games in Berlin, Germany.

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Military to be saluted at Cherryvale football game

“A Salute to the Military” will be the theme for Friday night’s home opener for the Cherryvale High School varsity football team.

 

Cherryvale will host Commerce, Okla., in a 7 p.m., contest at Logan Park Stadium, where all military personnel and veterans (with military identification card) will be admitted free.

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Fill up your gas tank! It’s time to the “Shoot the U” in Caney

Caney nostalgic buffs and others who like to cruise in the car, are invited to take part in the first official annual Caney Shoot-the-U event to be held Saturday, Sept. 8, starting at 7 p.m

 

Everyone is invited to come to downtown Caney and “shoot the U” on Fourth Avenue. Several activities will be held during the evening including the reminiscent pastime of cruising downtown Caney, said Shawn Ritter, who is the chief organizer of the event.

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100-Mile Highway Sale to offer treasures, bargains in area towns

Lots of activities will be taking place in Caney and the surrounding area this weekend, Sept. 7-8, with one of the highlights being the Kan-Okla 100 Mile Highway Sale featuring hundreds of yard sales in southeast Kansas and northeast Oklahoma. The weather forecast is also looking on the cooler side with lower temperatures which should make shopping more enjoyable.

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September death notices (Montgomery County Chronicle)

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Brownback visits rural Cherryvale farm as part of annual agriculture tour

BY ANDY TAYLOR

chronicle@taylornews.org

 

CHERRYVALE — Gov. Sam Brownback on Tuesday got an upclose view of how a diversified farming operation in Labette County is surviving the business and agricultural challenges of the 21st century.

 

Brownback made a visit to Labette and Neosho counties as part of the annual Governor’s Farm and Ranch Tour sponsored by Kansas Farm Bureau.

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Elk City Old Settlers’ Days set for Sept. 7-8

ELK CITY — Elk City will celebrate its annual Old Settlers’ Days with a series of events stretched out over two days.

 

Events get underway on Friday, Sept. 7 with the entry of fair exhibits at 9 a.m., at the  Elk City Community Center, followed by the judging of booths and exhibits starting at noon.

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60 years after military airplane crashed in Alaska . . . a mountain of sorrow revealed

BY ANDY TAYLOR

chronicle@taylornews.org

 

The final chapter in the life of Pvt. Leonard Kittle appears close to being written — albeit buried for almost 60 years under the cruel cold of Mother Nature, forgotten in the midst of warfare, and seemingly forever lost in the world’s most impenetrable terrain.

 

Kittle, a Caney native and a 1949 graduate of Caney High School, was among the 52 servicemen aboard a massive C-124 Globemaster military transport when it slammed into a frozen mountaintop outside of Anchorage, Ala., on Nov. 22, 1952. There were no survivors.

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