USD 387 board approves purchase of new analog radio system
Altoona-Midway USD 387 board members approved the purchase of an analog system for narrow band replacement radios at the board’s May 14 meeting.
Board members discussed supplemental contracts and accepted resignations of van driver Marva Yarnell and library aide Jan Morrow.
The middle/high school teaching schedule for the 2012-13 school year was approved along with certified contract recommendations as presented by administrators.
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Chanute Public Library Summer reading program begins
The Chanute Public Library’s Summer reading program started May 29.
The program is divided up into grade-based categories.
All individuals can sign up for summer reading at any time during the Summer.
Prizes are awarded for passing certain milestones for number of books read.
All books must be checked out from the Chanute Public Library.
For first grade through going into senior year of high school, the program ends July 28.
County receives KDHE audit on demolition landfill
ERIE -- Neosho county commissioners met in regular session Friday and received a report from road and bridge director Charles Morse on an audit recently conducted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment of the county’s construction and demolition landfill.
According to the audit, the county received a citation for not being able to locate the certificate indicating KDHE’s approval of the county operating the ...
Galemore, Spieker file for reelection for county commission
Two incumbents on the Neosho County commission have filed for reelection. The filing deadline was noon Friday.
Incumbent county commission chair Nicholas Galemore (R), representing the 2nd district, has filed for reelection while challenger David Orr (D), Chanute, is challenging. There will be no primary in this race.
Jay Kingery (R), Chanute, will challenge incumbent Hugo Spieker (D) for the 3rd district position on t...
– Chanute Elks Lodge Kids Fishing Derby, Registration 8:30 a
Saturday, June 2
– Chanute Elks Lodge Kids Fishing Derby, Registration 8:30 a.m. Ages 1 to 13. All need to be accompanied by an adult guardian. Prizes, lunch, goodie bags. For info, call Terry Row (620) 212-0547.
— 8th annual Thayer Fire & Rescue Auxiliary Mud Run. Gates open 9 a.m., mud flies at noon.
— Thayer Amateur Hour opens, 7 p.m. at the park, west on Neosho. Free hot dogs and drinks sponsored by Thayer Booster Club and First State Ba...
Farming legislation, taxes highlight town hall meeting
Following a tour of Sprit AeroSystems, Senator Pat Roberts (R-Topeka) began Thursday’s town hall meeting with an update on reform to farming legislation that is being proposed in Washington.
The farm bill is a multi-year bill that legislates policies and authorizes programs for a commodity price support, food and nutrition aid, conservation initiatives, agriculture trade and marketing programs, and rural development as...
9th annual Rollow Rally Run June 9
The 9th annual Rollow Run will be June 9
9th annual Rollow Rally Run June 9
The 9th annual Rollow Run will be June 9. Registration for the even will start at 11 a.m. at Benchwarmers. Proceeds go to Cherry Street Youth Center and the Veterans Memorial. For more information, contact Janet Rollow at (620) 431-0047.
Hatch completes Navy basic training
Navy Seaman Joshua L. Hatch, son of Parrian and Timtohy C. Hatch of Chanute, Kan., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit...
Royster Middle School
2012-2013 Quarter 3 Honor Roll
A Honor Roll
Angelo Andoyo, Michael Aylward, Peyton Babcock, Shayla Bogle, Tore Busse, Joseph Castillo, Darbee Chard, Kelleigh Collins, Brennen Feeback, Corbett Kimberlin, Alex Krumm, Mikayla Kwek, Mason Manbeck, Cooper McMillen, Jodee Parsons, Malia Reeves, Molly Rollins, McKenna Tait, Taylor Thompson, Devon Walker, Mikaella White, Jillian Wilson, Devin Wyrick
A/B Honor Roll
Nathan Anderson, Britany Ang...
Kansas State University Awards Honors To More Than 3,200 Students
MANHATTAN — The spring 2012 semester was an outstanding one for more than 3,200 Kansas State University students who earned honors for their academic performance.
To qualify for semester honors, students must have earn a grade point average of 3.75 or above on at least 12 hours of graded course work. Students earning semester honors also receive commendations from their college dean, and the honors are recorded on their permanent academic rec...
Kardashian spotted with StephieMc necklace
Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian was recently photographed wearing a necklace from local designer Stephanie McAdam, owner of StephieMc Designs.
Kardashian was seen out with boyfriend Scott Disick and son Mason May 24 wearing the necklace.
“That’s definitely a benefit,” McAdam said. “Now it gives me the oppornuity to put as seen on kourtney kardashian on a product.”
The product is the Serenity Necklace, which is an 18 i...
Safari Museum Hosts Annual Gala
CHANUTEAn evening of Polynesian dancers offering dance lessons will promise a good time at the Safari Museum’s 2012 Annual Safari Gala on June 9.¬†
The theme, “Take Off to Lake Paradise” is reminiscent of the South Seas travels of Martin and Osa Johnson.¬†
A feast will be provided by C&S Traveling Kitchen and entertainment will be by the TeKana Hau Nui Dancers of Fredonia.¬†
“We were surprised to find a Polynesian dance troupe so close to ...
City tables decision to adopt audit at Tuesday Meeting
Chanute city commissioners tabled a decision to adopt the 2011 audit at Tuesday’s regular meeting. Commissioners cited needing more time to look at the audit in detail before making a decision for adoption which the commission is expected to do at their next regular meeting on June 11.
The commission was presented the 2011 audit at last night’s meeting by a representative from the accounting firm of Jarred, Gilmore and...
Sen. Roberts Stops in Chanute on Thursday
WASHINGTON, DC – During the Memorial Day congressional work period, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) will attend a Memorial Day Ceremony, meet with the NBAF Steering Committee, address various Chambers of Commerce, attend a dedication at McConnell Air Force Base, tour a Coffeyville oil refinery and will hold town hall meetings in Fot Scott, Chanute, and Paola to listen to the concerns of Kansans.
Roberts will be in Chanute Thursday, 9:30 a....
Sky Smeed performing in Chanute June 5 at Summit Hill Gardens
Sky Smeed, a Chanute native and musician, will be performing in Chanute June 5.
He is on day 22 of a 50 show, 50 day tour.
Smeed has been making music for about seven years, and started touring full time about a year and a half ago. His musical influences include Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Van Morrison and Merle Haggard.
Smeed was born and raised outside of Chanute in an old, one-room schoolhouse his parents bought and turned into a home...
Army specialist returns home from Afghanistan
Chanute native Matt Jackson traded the rolling hills of southeast Kansas for the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan as a specialist in the Army Reserve.
Jackson was graduated from Chanute High School in 2006 then took classes at Neosho County Community College prior to enlisting in the Army Reserve in 2010. He returned to his hometown in March, having served in a unit that maintained Chinook helicopters.
Avenue of Flags planned 7 to 3:30 on Monday
The annual Avenue of Flags will go up on Memorial Day in Memorial Park Cemetery.¬†
About 500 flags will line the roads in the cemetery and surround the area where the American Legion’s memorial ceremony is held.¬†
Flags will start going up around 7 a.m. on Monday, and will remain up until 3:30 p.m., weather permitting.¬†
The American Legion’s Memorial Day service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Memorial Park Cemetery on the corner of 14...
County approves purchase of Code-RED alert system
ERIE — Neosho County commissioners met in regular session Friday and authorized Sheriff Jim Keath to proceed with the purchase of an automated weather alert system known as CodeRED at a cost of $12,180.
Keath informed the commission that CodeRED has two components: a weather alert and an emergency alert system.
“People who sign up for these systems on their cell phone would be alerted via their cell phone of b...
Ways to spend Memorial Day
My memory is terrible.
I have been known to dial my cell phone listening for its ring so I can find it. I recently read a great article on memory and how anyone can learn to memorize 300 names in a few minutes. I don’t remember where I saved the article.
I’m not the only one with a bad memory. I think a lot of us do,¬†especially on Memorial -- Decoration — Day. It began in 1868 as a time to remember those who gave their¬†life¬†in combat for o...
County, state unemployment rates drop
The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for Kansas dropped slightly last month while the jobless rate in Neosho County fell by 1.2 percent.
According to a Kansas Department of Labor report, the unemployment rate throughout the state was 5.8 percent in April, a decline from 6.6 percent in March and from 6.3 percent in April 2011. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Kansas was 6.1 percent, down from 6.7 percent in April of last year ...
Secretary of State discusses voter ID legislation at NCCC
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach was on hand for a public meeting Thursday at Neosho County Community College to discuss the voter ID law that was passed in 2011.
Kobach is conducting a series of public meetings in May and June in 11 cities across Kansas. At Thursday’s meeting in Chanute, Kobach presented an overview of the new Secure and Fair Elections Act (SAFE Act).¬†
“This law has three parts,” Kobac...