Chattanooga has received much well-deserved press for its outdoor-minded development. It has resurrected itself from an industrial wasteland to a thriving outdoor metropolis. It was even voted by our own readers as the Best Outdoor City in the South. But another Tennessee city is rising from the ashes to challenge ‘Nooga as the best outdoor town in the Blue Ridge: Knoxville, Tennessee. Knoxville, the self-proclaimed “Gateway to the Smokies,” has big plans to build a greenway system that connects it to the country’s most popular national park.Knoxville already boasts 50 miles of greenway trails within its city limits. Now it hopes to grow the system beyond its borders to connect to the doorstep of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The first piece of the greenway system was recently completed. Read more here.
Ed Elsass, of Wellington, died on Monday, June 2, 2014 at his home in Wellington at the age of 50.Ed ElsassEd was born the son of Stew and Nancee (McGee) Elsass on Tuesday, June 25, 1963 in Wichita. His mother preceded him in death.On Friday, August 30, 1985, Ed and Carol (Lawless) were united in marriage in Mulvane. Together they celebrated 28 years of marriage.Ed was a corrections officer for the Sumner County Detention Center in Wellington.Â Survivors include his wife, Carol Elsass of Wellington; daughter, Shanonn Sharpe and her husband Tyler of Yukon, Oklahoma; son, Benjaminn Elsass and his wife Jeanette of Wellington; father and stepmother, Stew and Marilyn Elsass of Springfield, Missouri; sister, Susann Elsass of Florence, Alabama; stepsisters, Cathy DiFilippo and her husband Tony of Nixa, Missouri and Sarah Truitt of Springfield, Missouri.Memorial services for Ed will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Church of Christ in Wellington.Memorials have been established in his loving memory to the Ed Elsass Memorial Fund, American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, Wellington.