Aristocats to take the stage at NCCC
The children’s summer theatre program at Neosho County Community College will present Aristocats this weekend.
The shows are June 23, 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. and June 26 at 2 p.m. in the Sanders Auditorium at NCCC. Cost of admission is $3 for adults and $2 for children under 12.
This marks the 5th year NCCC has partnered with the Chanute Recreation Center to provide a summer theatre program for youth.
The play i...
Capps waives preliminary hearing, bond reinstated
Delana Capps, the woman charged with allegedly setting fire to the Rendezvous Club in early February, waived her right to a preliminary hearing and will accept the plea deal offered by the state.
Her $150,000 bond was reinstated by Judge Leo Gensweider on Tuesday and she will be out of custody until her arraignment on July 6 at 9:30 a.m. Her bond was revoked shortly after she bonded out in February of this year because she was ca...
Gant to lead horse training clinic
Event fund-raiser for Bit and Spur Saddle Club
Horses can be like young people — disrespectful.
David Gant, Humboldt, on Sunday will conduct a Basic Principles and Practices of Horse Training clinic at the Bit and Spur Saddle Arena.
“We want them to get respect out of their horse,” Gant said.
“There’s another generation riding horses. The horses have no respect for their riders.
“It’s not only about horse training, but about people training.”
The 9 a.m. clinic, ...
Chanute students tour five European countries
A trip across five countries in Europe kicked off the summer for four Chanute High School French and German students and their instructor, Michele Barbian. The four girls, Erin Christiansen, Jessie Pringle, Summer Harrison and Ashley Thuston, spent nine days visiting Paris, France, Lucerne, Switzerland, and Munich, Germany as well as passing through Liechtenstein and Austria.
The trip was a combination of cu...
Take Charge! Challenge event at Santa Fe Park
As part of the Take Charge! Challenge and as a way to gain national exposure for energy efficiency efforts, the City of Chanute is holding a free Roast the Energy Hog in the Park event on Wednesday evening from 5 until 9 p.m.
The event at Santa Fe Park, will be filmed by a PBS crew that is traveling through communities across the United States as part of a documentary on what towns are doing in order to beco...
Jammin for Joplin fund-raiser today
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Chanute will jam to benefit Joplin today from noon to midnight at Santa Fe Park. Seven bands will play throughout the day and those attending will be eligible to win door prizes. There is a $5 entry fee and all proceeds for Jammin for Joplin will go to the Heart of Missouri United Way for Joplin Tornado Relief Matching fund. Contributions this weekend will pay double to the fund. A family out of Joplin is wi...
EPA explains air, water sampling
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Thursday evening the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held a public availability meeting at Central Park Pavilion to go over proposed plans for air monitoring and water sampling to take place in Chanute over the next several months. Chanute residents were also allowed to voice questions and concerns to the EPA representatives. Seven separate meetings, availability sessions, and presentations have been ...
Civil Air Patrol teaches
search and rescue, life skills
Most people have no idea what all the acronyms in the military stand for, but one can learn a lot of acronyms and much more in just a couple Civil Air Patrol (CAP) meetings.
CAP is the official auxiliary of the United States Air Force. It is made up of a group of volunteers who train almost weekly to do search and rescue missions by ground and air.
Squadron Commander Capt. Denis...
Woman, children displaced by fire
Deseree Harmon and her four children were displaced from their home at 1604 S. Highland by a fire Wednesday morning.
The fire started due to faulty dryer wiring, and everything in Harmon’s home is a complete loss. She is in need of appliances, furniture, clothing, and other basic items.
“Everything in the house is black,” she said.
Harmon is staying at her boyfriend’s father’s house for the time being. She has joint custody of her children an...
Cardinal's vintage soda fountain popular place
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter One of the oldest businesses on Main Street still offers one of the sweetest treats in town. Cardinal Drug, located at 103 E. Main, operates an old-fashioned soda fountain, offering an array of fountain drinks and ice cream treats perfect for cooling off on a hot summer day. How it came to be “I didn’t actually grow up in a soda fountain, other than my Dad had always taken me to Grenola, Kan., and I always ...
Youth archers take aim at Katy Park
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter This week and next Ronda Hawkinson is holding her annual archery program at Katy Park. Adults and children alike gather at Katy Park Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings to learn proper archery technique and practice their skills on an array of targets. For the past four years Hawkinson has taught the summer archery program for two weeks through the Recreation Center. This year 28 people signed up for the...
Accounts opened for 5-year-old kidney transplant patient
Tribune staff Ty Stokes, 5-year-old son of Rachel and Josh Stokes, Chanute, underwent a kidney transplant Monday at Children’s Mercy in Kansas City, Mo. Ty’s father said his son was expected to be dismissed on Wednesday from the PICU, pediatric intensive care unit. The youngster, born with a kidney malfunction and who has undergone in-home dialysis for nearly three years, had been on the transplant list for two years. While being treated f...
City: Inadequate historic district notice given
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Much of Monday’s City Commission meeting was spent on an old business item, Historic Districts and their ramification. Commissioners decided to form a Downtown Revitalization Committee, with an application needing to be filed to serve, and agreed to write the State Historical Preservation Office asking them to rescind the historical registration on the Murray Hill building until all neighbors within the 5...
Sheriff’s office receives multiple reports of scam
Greg Taylor, undersheriff for the Neosho County Sheriff’s office, reported multiple phone calls that are linked to a Jamaica scam. Taylor said that beginning in March of this year, the sheriff’s office received a report of multiple phone calls from a person telling a Neosho County resident he had won a lottery. The caller would go onto say that the resident needed to send an amount of money as a fee before collecting any winnings. The resident...
Dillow Humboldt’s police chief
HUMBOLDT — A new chief of police walked into the Humboldt department on Tuesday.
Brian Dillow was appointed at Monday’s Humboldt City Council meeting by Mayor “Nobby” Davis, and was approved by the council.
Dillow will take the police department in a new direction by evidence of him being “visible and sociable,” said Davis.
Dillow said at mid-day Tuesday his first day as chief had been “trying,” but “I’m looking forward to it. It will be e...
Friendship forged by mutual love of music
Paula Roberts and Marcus Heywood would certainly have been friends if they lived in the same town. However, without the Internet it is likely they would have never crossed paths. But one comment on a 1950s country singer’s facebook fan page turned into a conversation, then several more, and eventually Heywood, an Englishman, made the trip across the pond to visit his friend.
“I was really surprised when he said...
Bideau urges county to act on Historic Places requirements
ERIE — At Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners ED Bideau III, Chanute, addressed the county about taking action in regard to historic places listings. He would like it to be required that citizens within city limits that are adjoining landowners to property being considered for listing to the Register of Kansas Historic Places and Register of National Historic Places with the National Park Service be given notice of th...
Allen County hospital employee dies in collision
Kathryn “Katie” Gant, 31, Burlington, director of radiology at Allen County Hospital, died in a traffic accident shortly before 8 a.m. Friday on K-58, five miles west of Le Roy. Gant’s car, a GMC Acadia, collided head-on with a Cadillac Escalade driven by Justin Birk, 20, Burlington. The Highway Patrol said Birk’s vehicle “for an unknown reason went left of center” just before the collision occurred. Birk was taken to Stormont-Vail Medical ...
Science magic show at library on Wednesday
The “Nutty Professor Science Magic Show” will be presented at the Chanute Public Library on Wednesday, June 15 at 10 a.m. This program is geared for youth age 8 and older and will be an interactive mix of science and magic sure to amaze while teaching science principals. There will be lots of audience participation and youth will learn how to do take home experiments which will amaze their friends. There is no charge for this program and no r...
Brenda’s Dance celebrates 20th year
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter For the past 20 years, Brenda Greve has been working with students from the age of three into adulthood at Brenda’s Dance studio in Chanute. The studio will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a Sunday recital and has been working hard for the past week to get the props, backdrops, costumes and dances in order for the As Seen on TV theme performance. Greve has been involved in dance since the age of three ...