— The CHS class of 1950 monthly get-together, noon, Main Street Cafe
Today, March 10 — The CHS class of 1950 monthly get-together, noon, Main Street Cafe . — National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad employees, 12:30 p.m., Humboldt History Museum. — Cedar Lodge 103 Spaghetti Dinner, 6 p.m., Third Degree Work, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11 — Housing Authority of the City of Chanute, 7 a.m., room 213, student center on the campus of Neosho County Community College. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m....
Locals question Ash Grove, KDHE about emission from stack last month Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Ash Grove Cement Co. and Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials tried to assure residents that flakes falling from the sky late last month in part of north Chanute were not harmful to health. Meanwhile, a standing-room-only crowd packed into the Chanute City Commission meeting room sought answers to their concerns. Enviro...
Severe weather awareness saves lives
Tribune staff It’s that time of year to keep an ear out for warning sirens, which should be taken seriously other than 10 a.m. Wednesdays, the testing day in Chanute. The National Weather Service, Kansas Division of Emergency Management, and the Kansas Emergency Management Association again are sponsors of “Severe Weather Awareness Week” through Friday. The annual statewide tornado drill was postponed from Tuesday to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. T...
City Web site now offers property tax estimator Chanute residents can now estimate their property tax bill on the city’s Web site, www.chanute.org. The city has added a property tax calculator where residents and business owners can calculate their property tax amount by entity, such as city, county, USD 413 and Neosho County Community College, City Manager J.D. Lester said at Monday’s city commission meeting. “This is a handy thing to kn...
Chanute man, 37 injured in rollover
A Chanute man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover on Elk Road, two miles north of Chanute on Elk Road at 12:57 a.m. Sunday morning.
Jimmie Aikins, Jr., 37, left the road in his 1998 Ford, entered the east ditch and rolled two times.
He was taken to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, but was not a patient there on Monday. Aikins was not wearing a safety restraint.
Two area road projects trimmed in budget cuts
Tribune staff Projects near St. Paul and Yates Center were the only Chanute-area road construction projects to be trimmed from the Kansas Department of Transportation’s fiscal year 2010 plans as a result of budget cuts Gov. Mark Parkinson announced Friday. Parkinson on Friday said balancing the state’s increasingly bleak budget this year requires turning to a mix of cuts, revenue boosts and budget rearranging adding up to $85 million. His...
Only one local food item on FDA recall list
Tribune staff Concerns about salmonella contamination has led the federal Food and Drug Administration to order a massive recall of food products containing the flavoring hydrolyzed vegetable protein. The FDA said the recall focused on HVP from Asic Food Flavors Inc. that has been distributed since last September. HVP is used in an array of foods, including hot dogs, potato chips and other snack foods, soups, salad dressings, sauces, chi...
Area residents electronic theft victims
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Imagine the surprise friends of Gary Maxwell of Chanute got late last month when they received this email supposedly sent by Maxwell: “I’m sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it’s just the situation of things right now, we are presently stuck in London, we came down here on vacation. we were robbed, worst of it is that bags, cash and credit cards got stolen at GUN POINT, ...
— Hog Roast fundraiser, 11 a
Today, March 6
— Hog Roast fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The FireEscape Coffee House, 126 W. Main. $5 for Andy Ramsey’s famous shaved pork sandwich, chips and dessert. Drinks $1. Car 431-5815 and pre-order and car hops will bring orders out. Proceeds to Kayla Ramsey’s back to Africa fundraiser. She will be volunteering for 8 months at a day orphanage for street children.
— Chili Supper at Galesburg Community Center, 4 to 8 p.m. $5. Proceeds...
More Shaw Road work to begin on March 15
Drivers who are accustomed to using Shaw Road between Erie and Chanute will have to find an alternate route starting later this month.
The Neosho County Commission learned at its Friday morning meeting that Venture Corp., general contractor for Phase II of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project, plans to close Shaw Road from U.S. Highway 59 to Marshall Road at Shaw starting March 15 to begin work on the project.
Identify theft country’s top consumer complaint
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The number of schemes intended to steal computer users’ passwords and other personal information has risen to the highest levels ever, while identity theft is now the top consumer complaint in the nation. According to a 2009 phishing activity trends report, the number of phishing reports reached a high of 37,165 in May, 7 percent higher than the previous high of 34,758 in October 2008. Phishing is define...
Legos part of CES pilot program
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor The last thing you’d expect to see in a boardroom is a set of Legos. But many businesses are using them to enhance innovation and business performance. Now, the concept is making its way from the boardroom to the classroom. Chanute Elementary is one of only a handful of schools in the United States to be part of a pilot program that puts Legos into kids hands as a learning tool. The Lego Serious Pla...
— Chanute Community Blood Drive, 9 a
Today, March 5
— Chanute Community Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 118 N. Forest. call 1 (800) GIVE LIFE (448-3543) to schedule appointment.
— AARP tax-aide assistance, 1 to 4 p.m., Chanute Public Library.
— NCCC presents The Glass Menagerie, 7:30 p.m., Sanders Auditorium.
Saturday, March 6
— Hog Roast fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The FireEscape Coffee House, 126 W. Main. $5 for Andy Ramsey’s famous shaved pork sandwi...
State no smoking ban coming soon
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor A House Bill recently sent to Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson’s desk could further restrict where smokers are allowed to light up. According to a supplemental note on HB 2221, the bill would ban smoking in public places, taxis and limousines, common areas in public and private buildings, within 10 feet of a business’ door or window, and any place of employment. The bill provides for a few exemptions, su...
Not all unclaimed property web sites endorsed by State
On Wednesday Kansas State Treasurer Dennis McKinney warns all residents of southeast Kansans of websites that ask for payment before they can discover if they have any unclaimed cash or property. Many sites such as www.cashunclaimed.com are not sponsored or endorsed by the Kansas State Treasurer’s Office. Theses websites instruct users that 30 days access will cost $11 and automatically renew every 30 days until the subscription is cancelled...
Local chiropractor fundraises for Chanute Community Foundation
“Charity Begins at Home” Terence (Roman comic dramatist), 185 BC - 159 BC. This quote, no matter how ancient, has been a way of life by many people throughout the ages. This is the basic principle of the Chanute Community Foundation and it is raising funds to do just that, help the people here at home and help has been received along the way. The Chanute Community Foundation was formed in 2008 to help the citizens of Chanute, followed by...
Community conversation on rec center takes first step
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor About 80 people took the chance of missing the first few minutes of the University of Kansas/Kansas State University basketball game to tell Chanute Recreation Commission what they would like from their local Rec center. Jeanine McKenna, Emporia, gave her time and energy to facilitate the evening’s activities. McKenna is a colleague with Kansas Public Square Communities. She also serves as president...
LifeSmarts team qualifies for state
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune It’s not the same as studying for a math or science test. Yet a group of senior high students has found they’re good at learning facts about personal finance, technology, the environment, safety, consumer rights and responsibilities. For the second year, a team of five Chanute High School students has qualified for the state LifeSmarts competition. Team members Elizabeth Fehr, Zach Pryor, Alexis Ethr...
Singer Knapp on the road again
Music called and Jennifer Knapp answered.
The Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning Chanute native returns from a seven-year hiatus to co-headline a tour with Derek Webb kicking off on Friday at City Winery in New York City. Her new album, Letting Go, will be released on May 11 and she will also join this summer’s revamped Lilith Fair tour, the first one in 10 years.
“I wasn’t having to spend time convincing anyone ...