Updated water plan on city agenda
An updated emergency water and water conservation plan will highlight discussion at the next Chanute City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.
The commission will consider an ordinance revising the city’s current emergency water conservation plan which dates from 1989.
The ordinance includes procedures for declaring a water supply watch, warning or emergency and implementing voluntary and mandatory water conservation measures i...
Neely awarded $1,000 FFA/Ford scholarship
Glendolyn Neely, of Humboldt High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 Ford Trucks-Built Ford Tough scholarship by the National FFA Organization. Twin Motors Ford, Inc., Iola, sponsors the scholarship. Neely plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Kansas State University. This scholarship is one of 1,446 awarded through the National FFA Scholarship Program this year. Currently, 132 corporate sponsors contribute more than $1.9 million...
Cleaver’s offers lead-safe work practices training
Cleaver Farm and Home, 2103 S. Santa Fe Ave., will host a hands-on training session from 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 6 to certify contractors in accordance with EPA and Kansas Department of Health and Environment requirements for Lead-Safe Work Practices (LSWP) In effect since April 22, 2010, the new rule requires contractors who perform renovations, repair or painting projects on homes or other child-occupied structures built before 1978 — ...
Primary in both parties set in commission race
Tribune Staff ERIE -- There will be both a Democratic and a Republican primary in August for the 1st District Neosho County commissioner seat now held by Donnie Yarnell. The filing deadline passed at noon Thursday. Michael Schoenhofer of Erie filed Thursday for the 1st District commissioner Democratic nomination, joining Yarnell, who filed for re-election in February. On the Republican side, Herb Ford and Larry Gates of Erie and Patricia...
Domestic violence victims face demons
Here’s a look at domestic violence: These incidents took place on Sept, 17, 2008. • A woman seeking a protection order against her ex-husband was asked by the judge if she was still afraid. Her reply, “I am alive today only because his gun jammed.” • In North Carolina an abuser received three months probation after breaking a woman’s arm and threatening her life. • A Texas teen discovered she was pregnant after her stepfather raped her. ...
Newest chiropractor follows dad’s footsteps
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Like father, like son. That’s the story for Adam Weilert, a spring graduate of the Cleveland Chiropractic College of Kansas who started at the end of April working alongside his father at the Weilert Chiropractic clinic in Chanute. “It’s fun, it’s exciting,” Weilert said about his new position with his father, Tim, who was a 1984 graduate of Cleveland Chiropractic College. “He’s a great person to learn f...
Local man ‘a natural’ at bounty hunting
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter For Kelly Baylor, there is the popular image of the bounty hunter: the big, tough guy kicking in a door, brandishing a monumental-sized revolver with a huge badge pinned to his chest. Then there is reality. “That’s all Hollywood,” Baylor, who works as a bail bondsmen and bounty hunter for M & M Bail Bonds, said Thursday. “I don’t wear a badge -- that’s impersonating a police officer -- and I’ve kicke...
Thayer honor roll
Thayer Elementary 3rd grade High honors — Britany Angelton, Caitlynn Stapleford Honors — Taybree Gildart, Peyton Babcock, Carleigh Hughes, Garrett Novotny, Elaida Stemple, DeAnna Thornton, Kassie Vining 4th Grade High honors — Levi Carrico, Angela Keighley, Morgan Loyd, Jayce Raida, Ryan Robertson Honors — Garrett Hughes, Joseph John, Ashton Clevenger, Keesha Newton, Dagen Stemple, Britney Melton 5th Grade High honors — Ha...
North Carolinans cycle for organ donor awareness
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A North Carolina couple made a stop in Chanute Tuesday evening. That doesn’t sound out of the ordinary, but the unusual thing is they are in the midst of a 7,000-mile cross-country trike tour to raise awareness for organ donation. Jen Ballentine and her husband, Ken Burris, of Sanford, N.C., began their trek in mid-March from their North Carolina home in honor of Jen’s daughter, Alex, who died almost 10 ...
Three tips for dads
As a young boy my favorite thing about Saturday was going to the drugstore and having a coke with dad. While mom shopped we talked about “man stuff.” He was the tallest, strongest man I knew. And he wanted to spend time with me. How lucky I am! What are some tips about being a good dad? First, stay connected to your kids. You start when they are babies by changing diapers. You need to get used to it. There is a lot of “poo” in life, you m...
Summer camp success for A-M cheer squad
The 2010 Altoona-Midway High School Cheer Squad started its summer off very busy. The girls attended a three-day overnight summer camp at Emporia State University directed by the National Cheerleaders Association. Throughout the camp the squad learned new chants, cheers, and dances. They also worked hard on stunts and team building activities. The squad put together a Game Day cheer and chant, which was evaluated by the NCA Staff.
On the fin...
Shields featured performer at
Fort Scott’s Echoes of the Trail
FORT SCOTT — The cowboys will ride into Fort Scott on Friday to sing and play guitar, tell cowboy tales, cook western “grub” at an authentic chuck wagon and more for the annual Echoes of the Trail Cowboy Gathering. Among those will be Del Shields, Humboldt, cowboy poet and featured performer on Saturday.
Shields performed at Echoes in 2004 during the Cowboy Poetry Contest sponsored by the Heartland Chapter of the Academy of West...
Humboldt eyeing new senior center
Tribune Staff HUMBOLDT -- Allen County has agreed to partner with Humboldt in putting up matching funds or services for a grant application toward construction of a new senior citizens center in Humboldt. Humboldt City Administrator Larry Tucker said the Allen County Commission voted Tuesday to provide a match of $50,000 for the project. The match would be made either with cash or with in-kind services. Tucker said the city hoped to appl...
Neosho River flood warnings still in effect
Tribune Staff Flood warnings are in effect until Friday for the Neosho River near Chanute and Erie, according to the National Weather Service Wichita office. The NWS issued the warnings after heavy rains in the area during storms Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. Rainfall totals generally ranged from 1.5 inches to 4 inches in part of southern Neosho County. Western Woodson County reported up to 7 inches of rain. The Neosho River near ...
Two file on GOP ticket for county commission
Tribune Staff Herb Ford and Larry Gates, both of Erie, have filed as Republican candidates for the 1st District Neosho County commissioner seat now held by Donnie Yarnell, according to the Neosho County Clerk’s Office. Yarnell, a Democrat, filed for re-election in February. Ford filed Tuesday, while Gates filed Wednesday. That means there will be a Republican primary for the seat in August. The 1st District consists of Centerville, Chet...
Chanute High honor roll
Chanute High School
Principal’s Honor Roll
4.0 for the Semester
Seniors: Alexandra (Ali) Aylward, Melissa Churning, David Collins, Andrew Durbin, Megan Griggs, Ann Hutchison, Dana Kitch, Parker Klaassen, Jessie Ludlum, Alexandra Mikulka, William Neal, Kathrine Quinones, Anothony Reaves, Roxanne Sanchez, amber Sessums, Dakota Stierwalt, Jenell Strack, Lucas Tabares. Jillian Taylor, Catherine Vargo, Rebecca Woodard, Kristin Wright.
New faces in winner’s circle at Midwest
With several racers on hand it was a great day of racing at Midwest Speedway Sunday afternoon. In the 5-8 clone class, there was a new name in the winner’s circle as it was Jacob Folk from Iola with the win. Folk was able to get into the lead at the start of the race, but was challenged hard the entire 15-lap race by Trey Stipp and Jaymond Rice. But when the checkers flew it was Folk 1st, Stipp 2nd, and Rice 3rd. I...
Humboldt drivers collide on Georgia Road
Tribune Staff A Humboldt man was injured Monday morning in a two-vehicle accident just east of Humboldt, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. According to the KHP, Ralph Shults, 65, was treated and released from Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center after his 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser and a 2003 Lincoln Navigator driven by Janet E. Korte, 57, also of Humboldt, collided on Georgia Road just east of 17th about 9:30 a.m. Monday. Korte was un...
Three Kincaid residents killed in Friday wreck
Three Kincaid residents, including two children, were killed in a traffic accident north of Burlington Friday afternoon. Killed in the accident were Kris Devoe, 28, Payton Devoe, 4, and Lexi Tolbert, 7, all passengers in a sport utility vehicle being driven by Johnathan S. Kilpatrick, 22, Kincaid. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Kilpatrick was southbound on U.S. 75 between New Strawn and Burlington when he struck the rear end of a ...
Kutcher’s ‘Killers’ lame excuse for movie
Ashton Kutcher is far from my favorite actor. I even wrote a bit about my dislike for him in the movie “Zombiegeddon.” But having said that, even I want to root for this guy to finally make a good movie. I admit that I kind of liked “The Guardian” and “Butterfly Effect,” but can we all agree that he’s never made a single truly good film? So now comes the Robert Luketic-helmed film “Killers,” and I find myself rooting for him once again. But i...