Skunk with rabies found in Woodon Co.
FREDONIA — A skunk from Woodson County tested positive for rabies at the Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory on April 7, The Wilson County Health Department reported. The skunk, which was submitted for testing by Fredonia veterinarian Dr. Charles Fox, is the 18th confirmed rabies case in Kansas for 2010, and the first for Woodson County this year. Other animals this year with confirmed rabies include 14 skunks, 1 bovine, 1 dog, and 1 c...
E-waste fills two semi trailers plus
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor There was definite a need for the event Saturday in the Chanute Memorial Auditorium parking lot. An E-Waste Collection was hosted by Southeast Kansas Recycling, Pittsburg, in cooperation with the Neosho County Extension Office and the City of Chanute. And after less than an hour, the group had a semi trailer load of televisions, computers, VCRs, CD players, DVD players, microwaves, and more. “At that point we w...
Henderson cases continued to May
Tribune staff The arraignment for Kevin L. Henderson, 44, Chanute, charged with kidnapping, battery and criminal threat, was postponed Monday afternoon at the request of defense attorney John Gillett. Kevin’s son, Justin, 18, whose case was set for arraignment Monday afternoon as well, had the charges against him continued until early May. The charges against the Hendersons stem from an alleged incident on Sept. 4 at 1709 S. Ashby. Kevin...
— Former employees of Baker, Mode O Day, and Burlington Mfg, luncheon at 11 a
Today, April 13 — Former employees of Baker, Mode O Day, and Burlington Mfg, luncheon at 11 a.m., Opie’s. Call 431-3729 to make reservation. — Just Another Tuesday meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. Everyone welcome. — Duplicate Bridge, 7 p.m., Chanute Senior Center, 1717 W. Main. All bridge players are welcome to bring a partner and attend. Wednesday, April 14 — The CHS class of 1950 monthly get toge...
Health study ranks Neosho 82 out of 105 counties
Neosho County rates above the state’s average for low birth weight, teen birth rate, children in poverty and adult obesity, according to a recently released national health study.
The nationwide study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Public Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranked counties within each state on how healthy people are and how long they live.
They also are ranked on key factors that af...
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The Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees spent a large portion of Thursday night’s regular meeting discussing the new Ottawa facility.
NCCC officially entered into a sublease agreement with the NCCC Foundation, the next step in issuing the bonds to construct the new campus.
The board will close on the property on April 28. In a special meeting scheduled for April 29, NCCC’s Board of Trustee...
Wichita man complains about mother’s treatment by NCSO
Tribune Reporter ERIE — A Wichita man was ruled out of order at Friday’s Neosho County Commission meeting after he tried to lodge a complaint against county law enforcement authorities concerning a 2008 case involving his mother, formerly of rural Thayer but who died at the first of this year. Charles Bryan of Wichita appeared before the commission to complain about what he termed a robbery at the home of his mother, Betty Bryan, who lived...
Longtime banking career ends
this week for Humboldt native
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter HUMBOLDT -- Don’t think that just because Peg Griffith is about to leave Community National Bank and Trust after more than a half-century in banking, she is going to have nothing to do. Friday will be Griffith’s last day as assistant vice president and branch manager for the Community National Bank Humboldt branch as she plans to leave the banking industry after 52 years of service. While some dream of t...
Chanute native writes diary about raising goats
Stu Butcher Tribune editor Farm & Ranch Living magazine features farm family diaries. In the April/May edition Greg Christiansen penned an article about his family tackling kidding season on their farm at Parker in eastern Kansas. Along with raising meat goats and a herd of beef cattle, the family grows corn, milo, soybeans and wheat. Christiansen, a 1977 graduate of Chanute High School and the son of Beth Christiansen, Chanute, wrot...
Chapter in nation’s history
makes a stop in Parsons
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun PARSONS — Steam poured from the stack and underside of the No. 844 steam locomotive as valves released pressure from cylinders. With an increasing rhythmic, chugging, it headed south from Parsons’ Union Pacific Railroad yards on its way to Harlingen, Texas, Thursday morning to complete the Valley Eagle Tour. Built as a high-speed passenger engine in 1944, No. 844 was finally placed in freight service in Nebra...
Shaver seeks second Board of Education term
Jana Shaver, retired Independence teacher and district curriculum director, Thursday announced her candidacy for a second term on the Kansas State Board of Education. Shaver represents District 9, which covers 14 counties and six partial counties in Southeast Kansas. She is a Republican. “I have decided to seek a second term on the Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE) because my lifelong personal commitment to quality education for Kans...
— 4-H and Fair Benefit Sale and Swap at the Fredonia fairgrounds
Today, April 10 — 4-H and Fair Benefit Sale and Swap at the Fredonia fairgrounds. Swap starts at 7 a.m. and auction is at 11. — Bowl For Kids’ Sake, at Country Lanes and Pro Shop, Iola. — Antique Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., VFW, 1654 W. Main. Relics, glassware, bottles, jars, coins, clocks advertising items, antiques, postcards and collectibles. Sponsored by SEK Bottle and Relic Club. Free admission. — E-Waste Recycling Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....
Commission to consider Jesse Jackson memorial
Proposed location at southeast corner of Main and Evergreen Tribune Staff A plaque to honor former Chanute City Commissioner and Mayor Jesse Jackson will be one of the topics for discussion at the next Chanute City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Jackson, the first African American to serve as Chanute city commissioner and mayor, is to be honored with a public memorial to be placed at the southeast corner of Main and Evergreen. ...
Iola opts for five-member commission
Iola Register IOLA — In an advisory election Tuesday that city commissioners vowed to follow in shaping the city’s next governing body, Iola voters endorsed a five-member city commission. Out of 650 ballots cast, 291 — or 45 percent — voted for the five-member commission, four commissioners and a mayor. The other two options, seven- and nine-member commissions, each received 179 votes, or 28 percent apiece. One ballot was rejected becau...
Unaffiliated voters rising slowly
James Carlson The Topeka Capital-Journal TOPEKA (AP) — With seven months before the general election, the percentage of unaffiliated voters in Kansas is rising, continuing a slow 10-year trend. A review of voter registration numbers at the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office shows independents are currently 28 percent of the electorate. That is up from 26 percent in 2000. The increase comes with a corresponding dip in the percentage of vo...
Antique Show & Sale
Saturday at V.F.W.
The V.F.W. building in Chanute on Saturday will turn back the hands of time when it opens its doors at 8 a.m. at 1654 W. Main.
The 36th annual Antique Show & Sale, sponsored by S.E. Kansas Bottle and Relic Club, will offer jewelry, relics, glassware, bottles, jars, coins, clocks, advertising items, antiques, postcards and collectibles through 4 p.m.
“The excitement is building,” said Cindy Robertson, club president. “People can ...
‘Clash of the Titans’ remake still cheesy
I know I’m dating myself here, but I was eight years old when the original “Clash of the Titans” was released. Because of this, that movie holds a special place in my heart. Looking at that film today, we would all agree that it’s extremely cheesy with its poorly-aged Ray Harryhausen special effects and laughably bad lead actor Harry Hamlin. Now the folks at Warner Bros. have decided to remake “Clash of the Titans” as a serious, non-cheesy f...
February jobless rate dips slightly
The unemployment rate throughout the state and in Neosho County dropped in February, but the rates are still higher than in February of last year. In Neosho County, the jobless rate fell to 8.9 percent, down from 9 percent in January. It was 8.5 percent in February 2009. According to a statement from the Kansas Department of Labor, the state jobless rate was estimated at 6.8 percent, down from 7.2 percent in January and up from 6.2 percent...
The ‘Painted Church’ in Hawaii historic highlight
When traveling, we often come upon unexpected experiences and events. This happened to us when in Hawaii earlier this year. We always try to attend church services when we travel and this trip would be no exception. Not knowing where or when church services were we ask the tour guide at our condo. He wanted to know if we had heard of “The Painted Church.” No, we hadn’t. He made a quick phone call, said they would have mass at 5:30 on Satur...