contractor for city
Tribune Staff HUMBOLDT -- Hofer and Hofer of Humboldt has been selected as contractor for the new city hall renovation project. The Humboldt City Council voted at a special meeting Tuesday afternoon to select the local firm at a cost of $139,990. Work will include addition of an elevator, improvements to the city clerk and police area and a corridor in the basement leading from the elevator to the Community Room. The council also approved...
Health campaign leads to happy ending
Kansas State Extension GARDEN CITY -- What some might consider old advice -- “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again”-- proved to be a winner for a Garden City, man who is a repeat participant in Finney County’s Corporate Meltdown. Here’s what happened: In 2009, a middle-aged gentleman signed up to participate in Corporate Meltdown, an eight-week community-based health promotion, said Linda Beech, Kansas State University Research ...
Snow, ice causes several
accidents in rural Chanute
While kids on Spring Break were busy playing in the snow Saturday, adults were left trying to keep their vehicles on the road. Most were successful; others were not.
Neosho County Sheriff’s Office reports attribute five accidents to the six to seven inches of snow on the road Saturday.
Erie resident Joshua Head hit an icy spot on Highway 39 near Grady Road around 4 a.m. Saturday and slid off the roadway as he was traveling east. ...
care bill today
Kansas Rep. Lynn Jenkins says the American people ‘deserve better’ Staff and Wire Reports WASHINGTON (AP) — A transformative health care bill is headed to President Barack Obama for his signature as Congress takes the final steps in Democrats’ improbable and history-making push for near-universal medical coverage. On the cusp of succeeding where numerous past congresses and administrations have failed, jubilant House Democrats voted...
— SEK Pioneers quarterly luncheon, 11 a
Today, March 23 — SEK Pioneers quarterly luncheon, 11 a.m., Opie’s Pizza, 122 E. Main. — Just Another Tuesday meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. Everyone welcome. Thursday, March 25 — Birthday dinner at Senior Citizen Center, noon, 1717 W. Main. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. Call 431-1196 for information. — The Green Parade rescheduled, ...
The 2010 Community ACCL Holy Week Services will be held at First Christian Church, 102 N. Grant, beginning Sunday night. Janet Hampton, a member of First Christian Church, will be the organist for the prelude and postlude. Herb Correll, First Baptist Church, will serve as song leader.
Tom Eastman, pastor of First Christian Church, will preside over the service at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 28. The anthem will be provided by the First United Methodi...
Exemptions severely erode Kansas tax bases, audit finds
Gene Meyer KansasReporter TOPEKA — Kansas property tax exemptions for machinery and equipment created in 2006 have significantly eroded local tax bases across the state, state auditors reported Wednesday. In its latest study examining impacts of tax policy changes in the Sunflower State, the Kansas Legislative Division of Post Audit calculated that the exemptions will cost local county governments more than $400 million in the first five ...
Call out for volunteers, projects for Mission Blitz
Idea came in 2003 from similar program in Memphis, Tenn. Tribune staff Chanute’s Mission Blitz will be moved up this year to May 1-8, and the deadline for filing project request forms is April 12. Charlotte Clum of First United Methodist Church said the Blitz began as a church project in 2003. The idea for the event came from a youth group from the church. While on a trip to Memphis, Tenn., they saw a Mission Blitz being done by the Chri...
Safari Museum on pages of New York Times
Tribune Staff Residents of Chanute may be used to seeing the Safari Museum on a daily basis but our small town treasure has received more national recognition. On March 14, Monica Davey published a story in the New York Times about the museum and the lives of Martin and Osa Johnson. The article quoted director Conrad Froehlich as saying the museum draws 5,000 to 6,000 visitors annually, some who have heard of the Johnsons, some who haven...
Disposal team picks up grenade found in Altoona
Wilson Co. emergency management FREDONIA — Altoona resident Richard Allen discovered an old hand grenade Friday while cleaning out a shed on his property and notified 911. The Wilson County Sheriff, several deputies and Emergency Manager Rick Brown initially responded to the report at about 9:30 a.m. According to Sheriff Dan Bath, the grenade appeared to be an older style which hasn’t been used since the era of the Korean War. Cassandra Ed...
Brandon receives lungs in St. Louis, rehabilitation begins
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor At about 4:30 Thursday morning, the Dennis family got the call they had been waiting on for months. Lungs that match 21-year-old Brandon had been found. Chanute resident Brandon Dennis has lived in St. Louis, Mo., near Barnes-Jewish Hospital for six months awaiting a double-lung transplant. The transplant will not cure his Cystic Fibrosis, but it will dramatically extend his life. Colleen Dennis, B...
Commissioners to consider management of pool
Tribune Staff Management of the new aquatic center under construction and banners for downtown will highlight discussion at the next Chanute City Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday. City Manager J.D. Lester said one of the reasons the city selected the design/build team of McGown/Gordon and Westport Pools is because of Westport’s experience in, not only constructing aquatic facilities, but its expertise in managing pools throug...
St. Patty’s activities to go on today
Tribune staff Despite predictions for rain, snow and cold weather, St. Patrick’s Day activities today are going on as planned, according to Sharon Stirewalt, Main Street Chanute director. “We’re not canceling anything,” Stirewalt said Friday. “Everything is continuing on schedule.” The day will begin with the Blarney Breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge. As part of the breakfast, CHIPS registration will be from 7 to 11 a.m...
— Blarney Breakfast, 7 to 10:30 a
Today, March 20 — Blarney Breakfast, 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 102 N. Highland. CHIPS registration will be from 7 to 11 a.m. — Community clothing giveaway, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Reachout Christian Center, 201 S. Malcolm. Open to everyone. — The Green Parade, featuring a bagpipe and drum band consisting of members of the Isis Shrine of Salina and the Ararat Shrine of Kansas City, noon on Main Street. Parade divisions will be decor...
Humboldt honors Walburns for their years of community service
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter HUMBOLDT -- For Don and Ellie Walburn, Humboldt has been home for more than four decades. Thursday night, the Humboldt Chamber of Commerce honored the couple for their many years of service to the community by presenting them with the Dr. Edward E. Long Community Service Award. “We had no idea,” a surprised Don Walburn said Thursday night after the chamber’s annual Volunteer of the Year Banquet at St. Pe...
— Class of ‘52 monthly luncheon, 11 a
Today, March 19 — Class of ‘52 monthly luncheon, 11 a.m., at Quarry Stone — AARP tax-aide assistance, 1 to 4 p.m., Chanute Public Library. For information, call 431-0297. — Lenten fish fry fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m., St. Francis Hall, St. Paul. Dine in or carry out for a freewill donation. All proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s 2010 Christmas parade. Saturday, March 20 — Blarney Breakfast, 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 102 N. Highla...
Erie K-5, Galesburg K-8 crowned state chess champs
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter ERIE -- When it comes to playing championship chess, Wyatt Semrad knows one mistake can be costly. “I think that the hardest thing about chess and playing for the championship was that I knew I couldn’t make any mistakes,” said Semrad, an Erie Elementary School fifth-grader who won state as an individual player for the second time at the Kansas State Chess Championships Saturday at Blue Valley High Northw...
Humboldt to plan for future
HUMBOLDT — Potential future growth areas for the city of Humboldt will be the focus of a Humboldt Planning Commission study session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the City Hall conference room.
“This is just to talk about growth and what we can plan for in the future,” City Administrator Larry Tucker said. “None of this will be in the immediate future.”
Leading the discussion will be John Riggs, city planner and co...
Hawaiian alphabet contains just 12 letters
The study of language can be quite interesting and when one visits Hawaii, it doesn’t take long to realize that their words are somewhat different than the rest of the English language. In fact, it is a unique Hawaiian language. Let’s take a look at how a written language has evolved. We are all familiar with the alphabet. But what is an alphabet? According to the dictionary, it is a series of letters used to write a language. Egyptians us...
Severe weather presentation set
The National Weather Center from Wichita and the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual severe weather presentation, “Fury on the Plains,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Erie High School’s Multi-Purpose Room.
The presentation is open to the public with the goal of providing information on what makes a severe storm happen and what signs to look for prior to the storm’s arrival.
In 2009, Kansas residents saw 103 tornadoes. Th...