Royster play delves into student excuses
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How many different excuses can students come up with on the date that a particularly involved science project becomes due? That’s a subject that will amuse students and teachers alike when it is presented next week during a performance of “Homework Eats Dog and Other Woeful Tales.”
The play by middle school students will be given for the Royster student body at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Chanute’s Me...
Accidental rifle discharge ends life of Chanute teen
A young Chanute man lost his life Tuesday evening in an apparent hunting accident on his family’s property.
Neosho County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched around 6:30 p.m. to the property near 11050 220th Rd. Jake Galemore, 16, was pronounced dead at the scene. He was a sophomore at Chanute High School.
Sheriff Jim Keath said Galemore was alone at the time of the accident. It was common practice for him to come home from school, grab a rifle a...
St. Paul/Erie blood drive held
The St. Paul / Erie blood drive was held Monday, November 26 at St. Francis Parish Hall in St. Paul. There were 46 fine people presenting to donate blood with 38 productive units of blood collected.
The list of donors included: Joseph Fisher, Shyrel George, Don Smith, Kimberly Moore, Shirley Green, Charlene Coomes, Candace Kennedy, Donna Pilkington, Monica Sommers, Joseph J. O’Brien, Alice Schettler, Tim Smith, Mary Smith, Belinda Garten, Re...
CHS helps students deal with peer’s death
In the wake of the tragic accident that took the life of Chanute High School sophomore Jake Galemore, the school is doing all it can to help his fellow students cope with the loss.
Principal Kent Wire said counselors from throughout the district met Wednesday morning with students at the high school to help. Those counselors included Tracy Tallent, Jennifer Inbody, Bruce Turner, Jason Feeback and Tom Dolenz.
“All of the counselors are traine...
Sabah Museum to re-engineer 1937 Johnsons’ film Borneo
From the Borneo Post
KOTA KINABALU — Sabah Museum unveiled an international public-private sector collaboration Tuesday with its American counterpart to re-engineer a 1937 vintage film, Borneo, as a major tourism product of Malaysia and to “globalize” the movie.
Borneo is regarded by many as Malaysia’s first wildlife movie, in 18 separate language subtitles targeting 1.8 million viewers from a diverse international audience.
The re-branding a...
Knapp, Becker present Christmas hymns
On Sunday, Dec. 9 Chanute native Jennifer Knapp and Margaret Becker will be appearing together on their The Hymns of Christmas Album/Tour at 7 p.m. in the Spirit of Hope, MCCKC Sanctuary.
Knapp’s first three albums garnered her more than 1 million in albums sold, two Grammy nominations and in 1999 won two Dove Awards. Becker has had more than 21 No. 1 Christian hits, four Dove Awards and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards.
Tickets for ...
Chickens, chickens everywhere, not a one to eat
Kim Rutter, rural Chanute, may have developed an obsession with colorful show chickens over the past two years. Of the 22 hens currently in her flock, she has half-a-dozen brightly-colored varieties — Anaconas, Cochins, Guineas, Production Reds, Silver Laced Wyandottes, Barred Rocks, Copper Marans and American Game Bantam hens.
They lay colorful eggs on a mostly-regular basis, but not often enough to pay for thei...
‘Shape of Things,’ and audience, on stage
The NCCC theatre program is bringing something different to Chanute starting Thursday.
“The Shape of Things” by Neil Labute will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Sanders Auditorium
“It is something new and different, directly aligning with the theatre department’s new mission to bring new and exciting works to the NCCC stage,” said Emily Kasprzak, NCCC theatre director, who is also directing the play.
Ex-jailer charged with unlawful sexual relations
Thomas Becker, a former Neosho County Jail employee, was charged with three counts of unlawful sexual relations Nov. 29.
On April 30 of this year, Neosho County Sheriff Jim Keath received a complaint against Becker of alleged misconduct. After an initial inquiry by Neosho County Sheriff’s officers, the investigation was turned over to the Kansas Bureau of investigation.
Upon completion of their investigation, charges were filed by the Kansa...
School board approves refinancing
At the December regular meeting on Monday, the USD 413 Board of Education approved resolution 12/13-05.
The resolution authorizes and provides for the sale, issuance and delivery of general obligation refunding bonds, series 2013.
At the November school board meeting, PiperJaffray Managing Director Greg Vahrenberg had reported that refinancing the bonds at this time could result in a $1.6 million savings over th...
Two on Tap take trip down memory lane
Two on Tap marks the creative collaboration of two celebrated musical theatre performers (and longtime friends) Melissa Giattino and Ron DeStefano.¬†Their combined love for the beautiful melodies from the early days of Broadway along with the classic precision of tap choreography take center stage in their hit show, A tribute To Song And Dance.
The pair will bring their delightful show to Chanute on Thursday, Dec. 6 at the Memorial Auditorium ...
Coin flip determines township trustee position
ERIE — Sometimes, fate hangs on the flip of a coin. So it went on Friday morning as Neosho Commission Chairman Nic Galemore tossed a quarter into the air and watched it twirl above his head.
At issue was a tie-breaking vote for Tioga Township Trustee. When votes were counted earlier in the month, write-in candidates Craig Bagshaw and Hunter Hastings were tied with two votes each. Galemore’s toss came up heads for ...
Neosho County Community College nationally ranked
Community College Week, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, recently ranked the top 50 fastest growing public two-year colleges from Fall 2010 through Fall 2011 and Neosho County Community College was ranked 14th in the nation.
NCCC was the top Kansas institution showing a 10.3 percent enrollment increase from 2,317 in Fall 2010 to 2,556 in Fall 2011. Barton County in Kansas was 17th. Earning the top ranking with 18 percent increase from 2,490 to 2,983...
Community invited to celebrate Nazarene 100-year anniversary
The Church of the Nazarene, Chanute, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the church on Sunday, Dec. 2. The community is invited to attend the celebration at 10:30 a.m.
The Christian group “Finding Favour” will be the featured musical guests for the event. Their latest song, “Slip On By” is quickly climbing the charts and can be listened to at www.FindingFavour.com
Chanute City Manager J. D. Lester sated: “The Church of the Nazarene has a ...
Three families open homes to support Castaways
Three holiday decorated homes in Chanute will be open for tours Saturday.
The homes on the second annual Holiday Home Tour to benefit the Castaways Animal Shelter will be open Dec. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. The cost of tickets is $15, with all profits going to support Castaways.
Castaways Animal Shelter and Sanctuary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a no-kill facility for animals in need of adopti...
NCCC trustees hold retreat, special meeting
The Neosho County Community College held a special meeting and retreat from 5:30 to about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. During the retreat the Board received training on risk management as the administration reviewed the roles of the board and employees before, during, and after different types of crisis. Proposed changes to the facilities master plan and the next few years of the Our Time campus revitalization plan were discussed. Three action...
Ribbon cutting at Track Side Salon
A Chamber ribbon cutting will take place at 1 p
Ribbon cutting at Track Side Salon
A Chamber ribbon cutting will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Track Side Salon, 22 W. Main. In addition, the business will hold an open house from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Kaila Shockley, owner, has purchased and renovated the building on Main Street to house her full-service salon. The public is invited to stop by and tour the salon and participate in the ribbon cutting.
Altoona-Midway district has new w...
Royster vocalists kick off holiday concert series
Royster Middle School vocalists will kick off the holiday concert season in Chanute Public Schools this year.
The concert next Tuesday will feature a variety of traditional and contemporary holiday music sung by the Sixth Grade Choir, Seventh and Eighth Grade Choir, and Vocal Plus Choir, under the direction of Lance Burnett and accompanied by Julia Correll.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 4, and will be held this year in the Chanute High Sch...
Food pantry war kicks into its final days
With just two days remaining in the food pantry battle, Chanute-area nursing homes and home health care facilities are battling for bragging rights on who contributes the most towards donated food items.
The contest is sponsored by Angels Care Home Health, and challenged five other facilities to gather food and non-perishable items during the month of November. The collected food will be distributed to Chanute’s food pantries early next month...
Parade of Lights 7 p.m. Thursday
The 21st Parade of Lights in Chanute will start 7 p.m. Thursday from Main and Forest.
Ed Cox will emcee the parade, and his voice will carry farther with the new downtown sound system.
“I think we have several unique floats in the parade,” Main Street Chanute Director Phyllis Neff said.
Santa Claus will also be in the parade. Mayor Jim Chappel is grand marshal.
Downtown stores will be open until 7 p.m., right before the parade starts.