Local students register for election
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Chanute students will get the chance to vote in next month’s general election just like adults as part of the Kids Voting USA program. “Statistics show that once students learn the process of voting, they will probably continue it,” said Alice Robinson, who with her husband, Dave, serves as Kids Voting coordinator for Chanute. Kids Voting is open to students at all three Chanute public schools, as well as...
Toronto Lake to celebrate 50th anniversary
Tribune Staff TORONTO — Music, recreational activities and food will be some of the highlights of a celebration and rededication commemorating the 50th anniversary of Toronto Lake sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks Saturday at Toronto Lake. The celebration, which is free and open to the public, will be held at Cross Timbers State Park, Toronto Point Campground and...
Jeremy Gant Fundraiser Saturday at Quarry Stone
Day will include golf tourney, social auction Tribune staff After weeks of worry, prayer and stressful waiting, 19-year old Jeremy Gant has a new heart that is working well. While that is the best news his family and friends could hope for, the process has been long and it has been draining, both emotionally and financially. With that in mind, members of the Chanute community have formed the Jeremy Gant Foundation with the goal of raising...
Over the rainbow in reader photos
Stu Butcher Tribune editor While at work on Monday evening, I got a call from daughter Jana who had stayed over after a weekend visit from Lawrence. She asked me what time I would be home for dinner, then said, did you see the rainbow? I knew a storm had come in and some co-workers who get off at 5 o’clock were trying to figure out how they were going to get to their cars without getting soaked. But at the end of the rain, Jason Peake the ...
Fun-filled day planned for Oktoberfest
Bike show, kids’ activities, live music, contests and lots of food and drink Tribune staff Fall is in the air and it’s finally time for Chanute’s 1st Annual Oktoberfest. It will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, from noon to 11 p.m., at the Santa Fe Park Fiesta Grounds. This is a new event for the community, jointly sponsored by Main Street Chanute and the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism. Committee volunteers have been ha...
Monday deadline for voters
Tribune Staff Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general election, Neosho County Clerk Randal Neely said. The clerk’s office will be open until 7 p.m. Monday. Neely said that will be the last day voter registration books will be open and the last day a person can register and still vote in the Nov. 2 election. Neely said persons wishing to see if they are registered to vote can check the Kansas Secretary of State’s we...
Church is a football game
Church can be difficult to understand. If you haven’t spent a lot of time around church it can be hard to follow. There is a special language (“Christian-ese”), unwritten rules, and confusing actions. To help you understand, here is church described as a football game. The Coach is God, the pastor a quarterback, and the ball is the Bible. Benches are pews. Benchwarmers are people content to sit in the pews. When the pastor and deacons me...
BFF @ RMS (Best friends forever at RMS)
Madison Perez Royster Middle School Royster’s students would be nothing without a best friend! My best friends are: Kelli Thompson, Kaley Umbarger, Jordan Shoenberger, Kylie Chase and Annalise Hernandez. Kylie and I met in preschool. Jordan and I met when I moved here in 1998. I met the others in sixth grade and we have been friends ever since. All of us have many things in common. We all love going to the movies together! One of Easton ...
Karts hit the Little Hummer track
The rain did not stop the kart racers from coming out Sunday afternoon with 26 racers on hand. In the 5-8 Class, it was Jaymond Rice with the win, Easton Reynolds was second and Dylan Schild was third. Next up was the 9-12 class and it was Matthew Kay winning yet another feature at the Hummer, with Luke Phillips second, Quinton Sams third, Braden Bowman fourth and Devin Phillips fifth, followed by Colt Knoblich, Tristan Fraker, and Bryce W...
Money Follows the Person assists after hip surgery
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter HUMBOLDT -- For Bob Ball, there is no place like home. The 60-year-old Humboldt man broke his hip in April, then following surgery, spent about five months of rehabilitation at Heritage Health Care in Chanute. Ball was able to return to his residence at the end of September, however, thanks to a new Money Follows the Person program that provides assistance for qualified persons in nursing facilities to r...
Erie schedules clean-up week
Tribune Staff ERIE -- A citywide clean up week and a computer system upgrade were approved during Monday night’s Erie City Council meeting. The council scheduled citywide clean-up week for Tuesday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 22, and authorized upgrade to the existing computer system at city hall totaling $54,150.53 over a three-year period. In other action at Monday night’s meeting, the council: • Awarded the high bid for $1,201 subm...
— Chanute Recreation Commission, 5:15 p
Today, Oct. 13 — Chanute Recreation Commission, 5:15 p.m., 400 S. Highland. — Cedar Lodge 103 regular meeting, 7 p.m. — ANW Education Cooperative, 6:30 p.m., 710 Bridge, Humboldt. — Chanute High School FCA will host Fields of Faith, 7 p.m., Community Sports Complex. Thursday, Oct. 14 — Housing Authority of the City of Chanute, 7 a.m., Room 213 Student Union, Neosho County Community College. — Chris Cakes at Chanute Elementary School,...
American Legion National Commander to pay visit to Chanute
Tribune Staff American Legion National Commander Jimmie Foster of Anchorage, Alaska, will be the guest at a coffee at the American Legion Post 170 in Chanute at 2:45 p.m. Monday. Foster’s visit will be one of 21 visits to American Legion posts during his five-day tour of the state. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Foster graduated with a degree in agriculture education from Northeastern A&M College in Miami, Okla. After working in the textil...
— Neosho County Health Department Flu Clinic, 1 to 6 p
Today, Oct. 12 — Neosho County Health Department Flu Clinic, 1 to 6 p.m., Central Park Pavillion. $23/flu shot, $22/flu shot with a donated paper good (donated paper products will go to Faith House in Chanute), $58/pneumonia shot, Private pay, BCBS, Medicaid and Medicare accepted — Chanute Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m. in the Leighty Conference Room at the Depot. — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein Unit...
Gant faring well after heart transplant in KC
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor The words were overwhelming, “We’ve got a match for your heart.” Chanute’s Jeremy Gant, who took the phone call at home about 9 p.m. Sunday night, couldn’t speak, literally. “He couldn’t talk and started crying,” Jeremy’s mother, Lisa, said from St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City on Monday afternoon. The nurse on the other end called back to Lisa Sunday night and the process of a heart transplant began. While ...
Walmart CSM offers service with a smile
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Kay Wilkinson is a people person. And it’s a good thing, since her job requires interaction all day long with customers. On Oct. 1, Wilkinson was recognized by co-workers for 35 years of service with Walmart. She has been employed with the company since its beginning in Chanute, when Walmart opened in 1975 in Chanute Square. “I was excited Walmart came to Chanute. I know a lot of people were shopping out-of-tow...
— Sporting Clay Shoot and dinner benefit for Kurt Umbarger, Elks Lake
Today, Oct. 9 — Sporting Clay Shoot and dinner benefit for Kurt Umbarger, Elks Lake. Shoot, 1 to 5 p.m., Dinner 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To sign up, contact Brad Almond, 433-2009. — Chanute Historical Museum, 0 E. Elm, open 1 to 4 p.m. — Mini Tractor Pull, 2 p.m., Chanute Rodeo Arena, $5 admission.— Benefit for Cindy Smith, dinner, dance, auction and card tournament, dinner at 6 p.m., Tony’s Function Junction, on U.S. 59 highway north of R and F...
SEK leaders haggle over highway funds
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter INDEPENDENCE — The main question remained after a regional Kansas Department of Transportation meeting in Independence Friday -- how to get the most mileage out of the maximum $225 million available for southeast Kansas as part of the state’s new 10-year T-WORKS transportation plan? About 120 people representing local and state government, business and industry, education and other organizations from 17 s...
Hadley Marie Kepley, daughter of Andrew and Michelle Kepley, Chanute, was born Nov. 25, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
She joins a sister, Hayden, 3.
Grandparents are Rick and Gina Carlson, Chanute, and Bob and Teri Kepley, Chanute
Great-grandmother is Betty Barney, Chanute.
County postpones decision to close Gray Road
Tribune Staff ERIE -- A decision to close Gray Road east of Chanute was postponed for six months as the result of action taken Friday by the Neosho County Commission. The commission voted to postpone a decision following a public hearing to close the road which runs generally north to Bacon Ford then east to the Neosho River. Chanute Utilities Director Larry Gates and Chanute Director of Public Safety Sam Bureau presented the city’s Brow...