Where did the smile go?¬†
Do you think Jesus smiled?¬† I do.¬† I think that Jesus laughed. A lot. Which brings me to my point: have you noticed that few artists show Jesus smiling? There are paintings of a stern Jesus. Stained glass windows show a stoic Jesus and there are drawings of a weeping Jesus. But there is not much art of Jesus smiling or laughing. ¬† Jesus certainly laughed with the children as they sat on his lap. He welcomed them. If he was stern or i...
It was another good day of racing in Urbana. In the first race the 5-8 year-old class saw Trey Stipp and Jaycob Folk on the front row for a 15- lap feature. As the green flag dropped, Stipp launched out in the lead and was determined not to look back and that’s just what he did. The race in this class was between Folk and Jayman Rice as they swapped positions back and forth. When the checkered flag dropped, it was Stipp winning h...
pleads no contest
Assistant Managing Editor
The case against Chanute resident Harold Harmon, 41, has been resolved.
Originally, Harmon was accused of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14. A four-day trial in January ended with a hung jury.
On Tuesday, Harmon pleaded no contest to a single count of misdemeanor child endangerment.
“It was a resolution th...
St. Paul DU chapter
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun ST. PAUL — When someone dies, they are no longer physically present, but their memory lives on in those whose lives they have touched. While 20-year-old Andrew R. Schibi may not have graced this earth long, he leaves a lasting imprint in the hearts and minds of loved ones and friends. Memorializing someone who has died is a common means by which family and friends honor those lost and commemorate that person’...
— The Chanute Community Development Office is hosting a public meeting, 6 p
Today, April 22 — The Chanute Community Development Office is hosting a public meeting, 6 p.m. in the Alliance Room. A panel from the Kansas State Historical Society will be presenting information that is helpful for persons who are interested in preserving and maintaining buildings of historical significance to the community. Thursday, April 22 — Birthday dinner at Senior Citizen Center, noon, 1717 W. Main. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m...
Tribune staff Each April the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism and Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum collaborate for the annual Safari Days Festival. A Chamber Business Expo is held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the campus of Neosho County Community College. In addition to the business vendors showcasing their merchandise and services, activities such as a giant slide are included for the kids. In downtown...
School board considers budget reduction proposals
No action was taken Monday evening, but item will likely be on May agenda Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter About $380,000 in proposed budget reductions will be up for consideration at the Chanute USD 413 Board of Education’s regular May meeting. At a work session Monday evening, the school board discussed trimming expenditures by $380,000 in anticipation of likely state funding cuts from the Legislature. “They will not have a significan...
Guard benefits topic of talk at Iola restaurant
Iola Register IOLA — The families of 2,700 Kansas National Guardsmen actively deployed around the world have an assortment of needs, Dave Fehr of Chanute told a group of retired military veterans Saturday morning at The New Greenery Restaurant. Fehr, family assistance coordinator for Kansas Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, spoke primarily about health and life insurance for both active and retired military personnel. Fehr is on...
— Free blood pressure and blood sugar screening, 9 to 10 a
Today, April 21 — Free blood pressure and blood sugar screening, 9 to 10 a.m., Grant Community Center hospitality room, Stark. — Neosho County Agency Resource Team (NCART), noon, NCCC Oak Room. —“Volunteers are Gems” SEK-RSVP banquet, 3 p.m. Central Park Pavilion. Special food and entertainment is being provided as well as gifts donated by Hallmark Inc. — Chanute City Commission/Chanute Recreation Commission work session, 7 p.m. Chanute ...
Three-term incumbent Bill Otto, R-Le Roy, filed last week for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives.
“The last two years in the House have not been much fun with good people out of work and budget problems all over,” Otto said in a press release. “My experience in school finance and children’s issues are very important to the people of Kansas.
“I am a little excited that the next election could bring more people to the Legislat...
State fire marshal encourages use
of wildland fire assessment tools
The Kansas State Fire Marshal, Dan McLaughlin, encourages all fire service personnel to utilize the various wildland fire assessment tools available to the public, and to the fire service. With prescribed burning reaching its peak, it is vitally important for both the fire service and Kansas residents to utilize all the tools available when making decisions about when to burn. Prescribed and controlled burns are a valuable tool for ranchers...
• Personnel adjustments: $240,194
• Move NBA into CHS building: $18,312
• Reduce four van routes with two small buses: $16,000
• Reduce equipment purchase budget for food service by 50 percent: $20,000
• Purchase buses from capital outlay: $54,000
• Reduce building supply budgets at CES: $6,213
• Personnel adjustments: $240,194 • Move NBA into CHS building: $18,312 • Reduce four van routes with two small buses: $16,000 • Reduce equipment purchase budget for food service by 50 percent: $20,000 • Purchase buses from capital outlay: $54,000 • Reduce building supply budgets at CES: $6,213.85 • Delay textbook purchases: $80,000 • Delay technology purchases and purchase essential items from capital outlay instead of general fund a...
Joyfully violent film not for children
You know how the trailers for “Kick-Ass” make it look like a light fun little movie that you could perhaps take your children to see? Well, those trailers are a lie. “Kick-Ass” is one of the best films I’ve seen in a long, long time, but it’s absolutely not for children. “Kick-Ass” is the most joyfully violent film since “Kill Bill.” People are killed in about every gory way conceivable in this film. To simply say that the movie is violent ...
St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event
raises funds for kids battling cancer
A St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event last week at SONshine Preschool taught children riding-toy safety while raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. “St. Jude is the leader in the fight against catastrophic childhood diseases such as leukemia, brain tumors and sickle cell disease,” said Heidi Morang, coo...
home for children
goal of CASA
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Aimee Daniels, executive director for CASA of the 31st Judicial District, hopes a decline in the number of child in need of care cases reported to the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services means an actual drop in child abuse in the four-county area. She said the number of child in need of care cases have dropped by about one-third. “We hope (child abuse cases) are not occurring (as often as be...
Congressman honors veterans after donated turkey hunt
Congressman Todd Tiahrt traveled to Chanute on April 9 to attend a banquet hosted by Lil’ Toledo Lodge, LLC, and Helping a Hero, to honor two disabled veterans. Corporal Zach Briseno (USMC, Retired) and SPC Craig Andrade (USA, Retired) had spent the previous two days as guests of Lil’ Toledo Lodge, LLC, for Spring Turkey Hunts. Neither of the two veterans had ever turkey hunted before, and both were excited at the possibility of connecting...
Sunflower Journeys stops off in Stark
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor STARK — A Stark family will make the airwaves of PBS out of Springfield/Topeka this fall as the station will recognize the Murphy family’s work to boost their hometown. TV crews were in Stark to film the segment on Friday afternoon. Portia Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Mercantile and the bed and breakfast in Stark, said she isn’t sure how PBS’ Jim Kelly heard of her family but seemed happy Kelly and his...
$pend It offers splash into spring
The $pend It in Chanute committee encourages local shoppers to Splash into Spring! with the opportunity to receive a $10 investment gift certificate and a one-day family swimming pass to the new Chanute Aquatic Center.
“It’ll be a way to splash into spring,” said Jane Brophy, executive director for the chamber.
The next campaign, she said, likely will be at back to school time this summer. Details will be announced later. If a shopper spends ...
County caps noxious weed program at $5k per year
Tribune Staff ERIE — The county’s Noxious Weed Certification Program has been capped at $5,000 per year. The Neosho County Commission voted Friday to establish the cap after Noxious Weed Director Charlie Morse said the commissioners can adopt a resolution stating they will spend a set amount of money on weed chemicals every year, and when that is gone, they are done. In addition, the commissioners discussed selling the old Noxious Weed b...
CHS students place in Pitt State math contest
On Tuesday, April 13, Pittsburg State University held its 42nd annual math contest. About 1,000 students from 48 schools in the four-state area took part in the contests. Chanute High School won 24 first, second and third place medals with the following students placing overall: 10th grade events • Algebraic Word Problems — Quinton Schooley and Alex Thomen tied for fourth. • Geometry — Madison Wendt placed third. Jack Martin and Tara Guin...