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...
The Chanute BPW met 6:30 p
Chanute BPW The Chanute BPW met 6:30 p.m. March 10 at Ronda Lane Apartment Complex. Sharon Carpenter, president, called the meeting to order. The meal was catered by Country Cooks Catering with roast beef, baked potato, salad and hot rolls, with pineapple cake enjoyed by all. The Pledge of Allegiance and the Collect was led by Linda Powers. Roll call was taken and the minutes of the last meeting were read by Nancy Kernick, secretary. The ...
Becoming a Christian results in life change
Peck a little, talk a little, peck a little, talk a little. How many of us have justified our actions (sins) by implementing the pecking order of sin. Now I know when I gossip or say something hurtful, that isn’t anywhere close to someone who cheats or kills or steals. It’s like sins on a point system, where say… gossiping is maybe a 1, while killing would definitely be a 10. Right? Wrong! The fact is; sin is sin is sin. We all do it. Yes,...
Hughes brings havoc at the Hummer
Scott Lee Stewart Special to the Tribune HUMBOLDT — The opening races at Humboldt Speedway for 2010 were highlighted by the first of two appearances this year by the United States Modified Touring Series; the 5th annual “Havoc at The Hummer.” Far and away, though, was the dominant performance of Westville, Okla. driver Jason Hughes. USMTS feature lineups are determined by a series of heat races, in which every car a driver passes rewards ...
— Chanute Christian Women’s Garden Party Brunch, 9:30 a
Today, March 18 — Chanute Christian Women’s Garden Party Brunch, 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s at Quarry Stone. — Psychological Aspects of Elder Abuse Neglect and Exploitation, 10 a.m. to noon, Chanute Memorial Auditorium, 101 S. Lincoln. Free admission. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. Call 431-1196 for information. — Cowboys for Christ fellowship, 6 p.m., Fredonia Livestock Arena, 36...
Tulsa man killed in collision near Stark
A Tulsa, Okla., man was killed and a man from Wilcox, Neb., injured in a head-on collision on Highway 59 near Stark around 6 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Online Crash Log, Steven Stuessy, 60, Tulsa, was traveling southbound on Highway 59 in his 2006 Ford van. Wilcox resident Patrick Spangler, 53, was traveling northbound on the highway in a 2007 International semi. Both vehicles were rounding a curve when...
Cherryvale's Bloody Benders featured in screenplay
For Mark Patton, the story of the infamous Bender family has long fascinated him. The Chanute native who now lives in Arizona has written a screenplay for a movie, “The Bloody Benders,” about the family who murdered at least a dozen people in their home near Cherryvale from 1871 to 1873. “The story just creeped me out,” Patton said in a telephone interview about the first time he heard the story of the Benders while he was in Bill Stanley’...
— Knowledge @ Noon program “Focus on You: Balance Work and Your Well Being,” 12:05 p
Today, March 17 — Knowledge @ Noon program “Focus on You: Balance Work and Your Well Being,” 12:05 p.m, Neosho County Community College Union, Room 213. — Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Grant Community Center hospitality room, Stark. Free service provided by Guest Home Estates, Erie. — Castaway’s Free Cat Neuter Clinic, call Kathy at 431-6716 for details. — Enchilada Day, Buffalo United Methodist Church...
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Recently, the Kansas legislature was able to provide the Judicial System with a supplemental budget of $5 million. The additional monies will mean that, instead of shutting down courthouses statewide and forcing court employees to take five unpaid weeks off by July 1, staff will only lose four days of work. Talk of furloughs for the court system began in late December or early January. According to...