Kids programs return to museum
As school starts again, so do the kids’ activities at the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.
For the younger set, Toddler Territory will meet on Thursday, August 23 from 11 to noon at the Safari Museum¬Æ.¬†Boomerangs are the topic for this month’s activity.¬†This is a free family program and no registration is required for Toddler Territory.¬†Toddlers and their adult chaperones are invited to tour the museum and learn how to use a boomeran...
Moore Mexican Fiesta queen
The Chanute Mexican Fiesta named Emily Suzanne Moore, LaCygne, as queen for the 2012 festivities Sept. 7-8 at Santa Fe Park.
Moore, a student at Sterling College, ruled the queen’s dance Saturday night at the American Legion.
Princess is Iridian Cervantes-Vargas, Chanute, and duchesses Carmen Chavez-Martinez, Parsons, and Emilia Plancarte-Gutierrez, Chanute.
Drawing winners were:
1st 32’ Flat screen TV....Shavaya Borjas
Local resident wins free fuel as thanks
One local resident has received a special thank you for his contributions to the community.
Gene Petree of Chanute was selected to receive free fuel from Tanks of Thanks‚Ñ¢, a new program that rewards people who do good deeds to help make their community just a little bit better.
The Tanks of Thanks program from Cenex¬Æ, the CHS energy brand, encourages people to nominate friends, family and neighbors for free fuel as a way to say thank you ...
Erickson joins Tribune staff as reporter
Chanute native Tim Erickson, 54, has joined the Tribune as a general assignment reporter effective Monday, August 20.
Erickson worked at the Tribune as a photographer under Dave LaBelle before transferring to the Ottawa Herald as chief photographer. He went on to work for The Linn County News (Pleasanton) as reporter/photographer before finishing his journalism degree at The University of Kansas.
Erickson also taught photojournalism at KU bef...
Boys (and girl) from ‘the hood’
In the 1960s and 1970s the Abbuehl and Kensett families were inseparable. Growing up around the south Highland neighborhood of Chanute, they were regular competitors on the tennis courts, in the boat-building arena and in many sports-related activities.
So it was probably inevitable the challenge to compete in a triathlon would be met with equal vigor. Brothers Chris, Ross and Ed represented the Abbuehl clan. Caro...
Main Street participates in planning workshop
In continuing the efforts to develop and build a sustainable core business district, representatives from Main Street Chanute, Inc. traveled to Sterling to participate in the Kansas Main Street Downtown Master Planning workshop held Thursday, August 16.
More than 85 Main Street organizations and city municipalities learned the finer points of developing an inclusive program that addresses new downtown streetscapes and physical improvements, a...
Erie to have slight tax increase
ERIE — Property owners in Erie will see only a slight increase in taxes to support the city’s 2013 budget.
The Erie City Council approved on a unanimous vote the city budget for next year following a public hearing during a regular meeting August 13. No one from the public commented on the budget during the hearing.
The budget calls for expenditures totaling $5,135,215, up from 5,094,106 budgeted for this year. The mill levy to support the bu...
14-year-old first in Jungle triathlon
Forty-eight people competed in the Journey Through The Jungle triathlon early on Saturday morning. The fastest time in this second edition of the annual race belonged to 14-year-old Nathan La France, whose swimming, biking and running abilities allowed him to compete the course in just over an hour.
The Journey Through the Jungle both started and ended at the city’s recreation center. Forty-four competitors in the...
County canvasses votes, no change in any race
The Neosho County Commission met on Thursday this week in order to match with State law requiring that they canvass the votes from the primary on either the Monday or Thursday after the election.
County clerk Randal Neely and election clerk Rhonda Coronado were present for the canvass of the results of the Aug. 7 Primary Election. The canvass did not change the outcome of any race.
The commission also extended the county burn ban for anothe...
St. Paul’s Newberry attends FFA conference
MANHATTAN — Carley Newberry of the St. Paul FFA Chapter participated in the Kansas FFA District Officer Conference (DOC) held at Rock Springs Ranch in Junction City August 11-12. Newberry serves as the Southeast District President.
The Olympic-inspired theme of “Wii Sport FFA” encompassed the key elements of professionalism, personal growth, and team development throughout this year’s conference. Just as each is necessary in any business or ...
Late Youth Football sign-up announced
Miss the Chanute Youth Football Club sign-up? You still have a chance to Be a Part of the Tradition! Late registrations will be accepted and equipment will be handed out after school Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 2451 W. Main (Shear Class). This will be your last chance to sign up this year! Grades 3-6 are eligible to play. Questions? Call John Guiot 433-0269 or Brad Almond 433-2009.
Music program at Humboldt Museum on Monday
HUMBOLDT — The Humboldt...
Luncheon, Back to School Bash Sunday at FireEscape
FireEscape Coffeehouse, 126 W. Main, ¬†will host two events this Sunday, August 19. A fundraiser luncheon of pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw and dessert will be available from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Donations will be taken to support the efforts to provide a safe place for youth.
The Back to School Bash will be Sunday evening at 7 p.m. with a concert with local band A Cold Trip Nowhere and Gotee recording artists Finding Favo...
Excitement rules first day at schools
The students weren’t the only ones excited for the first day of school on Thursday.
The principals of Chanute Elementary, Royster Middle School and Chanute High School expressed excitement for the new year.
“Kids seemed excited to be here,” said Chanute Elementary Principal Gary Wheeler. “And parents were excited for their kids to be here.”
Wheeler said it was a smooth beginning and it was good to see children
City prepares to welcome triathletes to The Jungle
This will be a wild weekend for some local athletes, as Chanute hosts the second annual Journey Through the Jungle triathlon on Saturday morning. This year’s triathlon will feature a 200-meter swim, a 13-mile bicycle ride, and a 5-kilometer run.
There will be a pre-registration event Friday night, August 17, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Chanute Recreation Center, during which participants can pick up their race p...
6-year-old to be recognized
at governor’s mansion
A Chanute student is one of the winners of Governor Brownback’s new Kansas Summer Reading program.
Alice Griffith, 6, who starts first grade at Chanute Elementary today, read 425 books over the summer.
Alice is the daughter of Erik and Takako Griffith.
“She read it by herself without help,” Takako Griffith said.
Griffith said her favorite book was “Press Here,” by Herve Tullet.
The state program “Read, Kansas, Read” is ...
Shockley opens Track Side salon
Another new salon opens in Chanute today.
Kayla Shockley, previously an employee of Hull’s Place, opens the Track Side Salon today at 22 W. Main.
“I had been looking at that building for about two months but I just closed on July 3,” she said. It’s all happened pretty fast.”
Shockley has worked at Hull’s Place since March of 2011. She graduated from Fort Scott Community College’s cosmetology program in Pittsburg.
Erie implements water warning
The City of Erie has been notified by the Cottonwood and Neosho Rivers Assurance District to begin operating under the Stage 2 (Water Warning) stage of its conservation plan. The City of Erie addresses its short-term water shortage problems through a series of stages based on conditions of supply and demand with accompanying triggers, goals and actions.
Public regulations actions:
1. An odd/even lawn watering system will be imposed on city ...
Erie USD 101 raises tax levy
ERIE — Despite the Erie USD 101 Board of Education approving a much smaller budget this year than last, the district is being forced to raise the mill levy to support it.
“The assessed valuation for the district decreased by $2.8 million and once again the amount of state aid and LOB bond and interest decreased based on the prior year’s assessed valuation,” said USD 101 Superintendent John Wyrick. “So, we passed a general fund and...
City goes into stage 2 water conservation
In its regular meeting Monday, Aug. 14, the city of Chanute made a resolution to move to stage 2 water conservation.
This is triggered by the Kansas Water District recently issuing a water warning for Neosho County. Chanute’s water conservation plan calls for stage 2 to be implemented upon receiving such a warning.
Regulations for stage 2 include an odd/even lawn watering system. Lawn watering, car washing and oth...
Change needed in 4-H fair awards
The annual Neosho County Fair is history.¬†It was a good fair, despite the extreme temperatures that exhibitors, fair volunteers, parents and just interested fairgoers had to learn to tolerate. This year’s fair, no doubt, topped the charts with the entire five days of the fair reaching temperatures topping 100 degrees.
The 4-Hers did an exceptional job of taking care of their animals, giving them lots of water, sp...