Veterans Day has special significance in 2011
This Friday marks Veterans Day and also the next to the last time that a date with the exact day, month and year will occur for most folk’s lifetime.
Dec. 12, 2012 will mark the final date with the same day/month/year scenario until Jan. 1, 2101.
World War I – known at the time as “The Great War” — officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside th...
Buddy Holly singer to be in Chanute on Thursday
For Richie Lee, it is a dream come true.
The talented young singer/musician from Des Moines, Iowa, is making a name for himself performing Buddy Holly’ music at 50s style dances and clubs.
He is currently giving concerts in communities throughout the Midwest, including here in Chanute.
His concert is scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Chanute Memorial Auditorium.
The concert is sponsored by the Chanute Entertainment Series.
413 board refinances bonds
At the Nov. 7 regular meeting, the Chanute School board approved resolution 11/12-05 authorizing and providing for the sale, issuance and delivery of general obligation refunding bonds, series 2011.
This serves to refinance bonds issued in 2006, and will present a savings of more than $600,000 over the life of the bonds.
The school board also approved the offering for sale of series 2012 bonds, which will present...
Holiday Fiesta in Alliance Room
Neosho County Family and Community Education (FCE) Units and the K-State Research and Extension, Southwind District’s Erie Office will be hosting a Holiday Fiesta event on Monday, Nov. 14, starting at 10 a.m. at the Memorial Building Alliance Room, 101 S. Lincoln, Chanute.
Come enjoy the following educational topics:
10 a.m. — Grandma, What did You Do During the War? Nancy Schuster, Anderson County agent
Do you know what nose art on planes lo...
NCCC upgrades Rowland building
Rowland Hall, the NCCC nursing and business building, has seen some major improvements.
The improvements cost about $800,000, very little of which came from the general fund. Most of the money came from federal grants and donations.
“That’s the new paradigm,” said NCCC President Brian Inbody. “You have to call together a coalition of funds to get something major like this done.”
Rowland Hall has seen major remod...
Umbarger, Williams discuss issues at coffee
More than 30 people were on hand to listen to legislative updates by Kansas State Representative Jerry Williams (D-Chanute) and State Senator Dwayne Umbarger (R-Thayer) at Saturday’s legislative coffee at the FireEscape.
During opening comments, Representative Williams announced the upcoming changes to legislative districts in southeast Kansas due to population decline and geographical space, which, according t...
What was that? Saturday quake rumbles through SE Kansas
Saturday night’s 5.6 magnitude earthquake near Oklahoma City had some folks in southeast Kansas scratching their heads while others never felt the tremor.
“We were watching the evening news at a relative’s in Wichita when things started rattling,” said Gene Stephens while at McDonalds Monday for coffee. “The vibrations reminded me of a washing machine going out of cycle. It only lasted a few seconds then it was...
Spirit holds information fair at NCCC
Spirit Aerosystems, an airplane parts manufacturer that is moving into Chanute, hosted an information fair in conjunction with Kansas Works, Neosho County Community College, and the City of Chanute on Monday on NCCC’s campus.
Information about Spirit was available to job seekers and interested members of the community.
Frankie Pitcher, HR consultant with Spirit, worked a table providing information about the staf...
Parsons man, 21, dies in train collision
A fatality crash with a train occurred at 3:55 a.m. Saturday on 150th Road in Neosho County, about one mile north of Erie.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Zachary Scott Harding, 21, Parsons, was westbound on 150th with passenger Jacob Fredrick Johnson, 21, Parsons. Harding failed to stop for a southbound train. The train struck his 2001 Oldsmobile on the passenger door.
Harding was killed and taken to the First Call Morgue in Kansas City...
Coates elected president of surgeons chapter
Scott Coates, MD, FACS, was elected to be the president of the Kansas State Chapter of the American College of Surgeons for the 2012-2013 term at the 2011 Kansas State Chapter meeting.
The American College of Surgeons is a scientific and educational association of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to improve the quality of care for the surgical patient by setting high standards for surgical education and practice.
Members of the American Col...
Rather elected president of Kansas Peace Officers
Keith Rather of Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Chanute, was elected to the position of president of the Kansas Peace Officers Association. The election was held at the Fall KPOA convention in Hutchinson on Oct. 11. Rather, formerly of Independence, is the first Wildlife Officer to hold a Chief Executive Officer position with KPOA. Rather is a Lt. and has been employed with KDWP for 18 years as game warden.
“Being president of this organ...
Fireflghters Local to collect coats Nov. 12
The Chanute Firefighters Assn. Local 64 will be conducting its second annual coat drive on Saturday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. until noon in the Maurices parking lot on South Santa Fe.
They are asking for donations of new or gently used coats, hats, and gloves for the Coats for Kids charity.
Donations may also be made at the Chanute Fire Department or Maurices anytime through the end of November. All donations will be given to children in Chanute...
Erie, Yates Center Challenge Award recipients
TOPEKA – The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force will present 95 awards to 55 schools in 37 Kansas public school districts as part of the 2011 Challenge Awards. The Challenge Awards are designed to recognize Kansas schools that are making a significant difference in student achievement despite facing significant challenges in school population.
On the list for third grade math is Erie Elementary School, USD 101 Erie-Galesburg; an...
From southeast Poland to southeast Kansas
Ptasznik recalls life in WWII Europe
ERIE — In a small farming village tucked away in Southeast Poland, Walter Ptasznik entered the world in June of 1922.
Ptasznik, who lives in Erie, is the youngest of four and helped out with the day-to-day responsibilities of operating a 20-acre spread until an unwelcome guest arrived in 1939.
“I graduated from high school in 1927 and got a job at a saw mill the following y...
Legislative Coffee moves to Fire Escape
The Chamber has announced a change in location for Saturday’s Legislative Coffee with Sen. Dwayne Umbarger and Rep. Jerry Williams. It will now be held at 9 a.m. at the FireEscape Coffeehouse, 126 W. Main. Everyone is invited to attend this opportunity to visit with Chanute’s state legislators.
Uniontown trooper to be honored for heroism
Danny H. Graham, Uniontown, will receive the Kansas Highway Patrol Honorary Trooper Award for his heroi...
Choir participation sought for Choral Evensong service
Grace Episcopal and the First Presbyterian churches will be jointly presenting a Choral Evensong service as a gift to the Chanute community in anticipation and celebration of the Advent and Christmas seasons.
Director Rob Jenkins said this service of light, approximately one hour in length, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18 in First Presbyterian’s newly refurbished sanctuary with a reception of light hors d’oeuvres and seasonal refreshme...
Fire Department distributes smoke detectors
The Chanute Fire Department is announcing a new program to give smoke detectors to homes in the Chanute area that need them. The program is in coordination with Jennifer Dietsch and State Farm Insurance. With Dietsch’s cooperation, the Chanute Fire Department applied for and received a grant from State Farm Insurance for the purpose of purchasing smoke detectors for give away.
The international Association of Fire Chiefs recommends that a smo...
Woodson County deputy arrested on domestic battery
YATES CENTER -- Charges are pending against a Woodson County deputy sheriff following a Sunday night disturbance involving two counts of domestic battery, a level nine felony.
Anthony L. Howell, 32, was arrested Sunday evening by Woodson County Sheriff Shannon Moore and is currently being held in the Wilson County Jail in Fredonia awaiting bail.
Howell is accused of willfully communicating a threat to commit vi...
Humboldt schools announce first quarter honor rolls
HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High School has announced its first quarter honor rolls.
Principal’s Honor Roll
Seniors — Katie Roseberry, and Jeremy Setter.
Juniors — Judiah Hawley and Kristin McClanahan.
Sophomores — Sheri Middleton, Zackary Osborn, Kayle Riebel and Anna Setter.
Freshmen — Joshua Hawley, Chelsea Lea and Rachael Taylor.
Teacher’s Honor Roll
Seniors — Carrie Cady, Travis Collins, Emmaline Durand, Jordan Irey, Keri ...
Scouts promoting Saturday Black Out
Webelos 2, Pack 76, Den 7 is hoping your favorite college football team is not playing on television Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Scouts are promoting a Black Out during that time.
The idea is to shut off power as much as you can and go outside, said Steven Borgelt, troop leader.
The Energy Conservation Project is part of an achievement award for the Scouts.
“Shut off anything that you’re not using, washer and dryer, appliances, lights...