2010 Royster Journalism
Royster Middle School
I’m finishing up my second year of journalism and I love it! At the end of sixth grade when we were enrolling for our classes and I saw that I could take journalism, I did. I took it because I wanted to be the one to design a yearbook, and I thought there wouldn’t be many tests in class.
When seventh grade yearbook journalism really started, I learned that it was so much more than just about designing the...
CHS graduate accepted into prestigious performing arts college
Shanna Guiot Tribune Publisher Years of dedication and hard work to perfect her dance moves has paid off in a big way for a recent Chanute High School graduate. Jillian Taylor has been accepted into Oklahoma City University, one of the most prestigious performing arts colleges in the country. She was also awarded a dance scholarship. For the past eight years, Taylor has been under the tutelage of Beth Bell, owner of Studio B Dance Center. S...
Tribune Staff The Neosho County Sheriff’s Department has investigated several accidents in the past week. About 11:45 a.m. May 13, Wayne E. Huffman, 76, Thayer, was driving his 1996 Pontiac TSP east on K-47 just east of Ness Road when he lost control of his vehicle and went into a ditch. About 1:37 a.m. May 14, John David Kramer, 19, Galesburg, was driving a 1998 Chevy SLV pickup truck east on 30th Road just east of Meade Road when he lo...
He is accomodating!
Accommodating: Willing to adjust actions in response to the needs of somebody else. Being accommodating is a good virtue. Some people have it, some people, well, not so much. Let’s focus on those who have it. After my dad was recently hospitalized, we were discussing the accommodation shown to him by those who served him with what seemed truly like a servant’s heart. I have to say it is nice to go to the bank and be called by my first name...
Area under flash flood watch
A flash flood watch is in effect for much of southeast Kansas, including the Chanute area, until this evening, the National Weather Service Wichita office reported.
The watch includes Neosho, Allen and Wilson counties, along with Chautauqua, Elk. Greenwood, Labette, Montgomery and Woodson counties.
Numerous showers in the area were expected to continue through Wednesday afternoon and evening through this afternoon. Prolonged he...
The groom stands at the altar. The time of wedding has arrived. The bridal march begins. Small gasps of astonishment sweep over the congregation. The lovely bridal gown is torn, ripped, and muddy. The bride’s radiance tarnished with bruises.
Christ’s bride, the church, has been fussing again.
Families and churches operate in the same ways. Fussin’ churches act like fussin’ families. The best way to understand a fussing church is to understand...
How major issues fared in Kansas Legislature
TOPEKA (AP) — How major issues fared during the Legislature’s recently concluded 2010 session. BUDGET AND TAXES Democrats and moderate Republicans drafted and passed a $13.7 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that protects education funding, social services and other government programs. Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson is pleased with it. The same coalition in both chambers passed an increase in the state’s sales tax to hel...
— Chanute Christian Women’s “Pink Detective Brunch,” 9:30 a
Today, May 20 — Chanute Christian Women’s “Pink Detective Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s at Quarry Stone. Call 431-9271 for reservation by May 17. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. Call 431-1196 for information. — Neosho County Republican Central Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Erie Courthouse, 100 S. Main, in the small conference room, lower level (enter east lobby doors). ...
Local legislators discuss 2010 session
Chanute-area legislators are breathing a sigh of relief that the 2010 legislative session is over, but they realize the Legislature has much left to do next year.
“Overall, I think we did as well as we could under the circumstances,” Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, said this week.
“When you take a look at all the challenges we were facing with the budget and cutting programs, I don’t think anybody could have ...
‘Robin Hood’ shot in the dark
Director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe have a pretty decent collaborative track record. They’ve made one superb film, two pretty good films, and one downright awful film. Now with their take on “Robin Hood” they’ve made a fifth film. But will it be any good? Will it reach the highs of “Gladiator” or the lows of “A Good Year?” I’m sad to say that while “Robin Hood” is a far cry from “Gladiator,” the end result is nowhere near as intere...
Fredonia woman uninjured in collision with deer
A Fredonia woman was uninjured Monday night when her sport utility vehicle collided with a deer on U.S. Highway 169 about two miles south of Chanute, the Neosho County Sheriff’s Department reported. Kimberly D. Figgins, 51, was traveling south on U.S. Highway 169 just north of 170th Road about 9 p.m. Monday when her 2006 Chevrolet HHR sport utility vehicle collided with a deer. Figgins was not injured in the accident. Damage was reported t...
— Neosho County Agency Resource Team (NCART), noon, NCCC Oak room
Today, May 19
— Neosho County Agency Resource Team (NCART), noon, NCCC Oak room.
Thursday, May 20
— Chanute Christian Women’s “Pink Detective Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s at Quarry Stone. Call 431-9271 for reservation by May 17.
— TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. Call 431-1196 for information.
— Neosho County Republican Central Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Erie Courthouse, 1...
Status hearing in manslaughter case continued
Tribune Staff A status hearing for a 25-year-old Colony man charged with vehicular manslaughter originally scheduled for Tuesday has been continued to 1 p.m. June 15, Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan said. Garrett Cleaver was charged with manslaughter in Neosho County stemming from a fatal traffic accident on Oct. 9. Cleaver allegedly crossed the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle on U.S. Highway 169 near Chanute. T...
-- Dannielle Lea Puckett filed for divorce from Andrew Michael Puckett
-- Dannielle Lea Puckett filed for divorce from Andrew Michael Puckett.
--Thayer Feed, LLC filed suit against John Long and Cowley Farms for $5,095.95 in unpaid debts and interest.
-- Chase Home Finance, LLC filed mortgage papers against Lance W. Baker, unknown spouse (if any), John Doe, Mary Doe, Janae Baker and the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Chase Home Finance is seeking $47,683.10 ...
NCCC to apply for sponsor of RSVP
Neosho County Community College has approved making is application to become the sponsor for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The RSVP program engages person 55 and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers.
Currently, the area’s RSVP program is sponsored by Tri-Valley Development. In reviewing their mission, Tri-Valley determined tha...
St. Paul gets $10,000 donation for new ball field
CHETOPA — St. Paul High School is another step closer to covering costs to construct a field for its baseball team.
Last week, the USD 505 Board of Education accepted a donation for $10,000 from the St. Paul Alumni and Friends Association.
“The Mike Giefer Family Memorial held a golf tournament and raised for us to help build the ball field,” said St. Paul High School principal Mark LaTurner. “They donated $10,000...
Safari Museum publicity includes Oprah magazine
Stu Butcher Tribune editor Safari Museum trustees were notified Tuesday of Osa Johnson publicity in Oprah magazine. “I’m pleased to write that Osa Johnson’s ‘I Married Adventure’ book appears on page 57 of the June issue of Oprah magazine,” said Conrad Froelich, museum director. The book appears in an advertisement for “The O List, a few things we think or just great.” The page is devoted to The Occidental Tourist — “Inspired by the adv...
Chanute’s Google support goes up
Tribune Staff Chanute’s effort to attract Google to construct and experimental ultra-high-speed effort to fiber optics in the city is picking up support. According to Fiber for All, a website sponsored by Verizon promoting fiber optics, Chanute ranks third of all the cities entered in terms of community support, based on the percentage of population which are fans of each city’s Facebook page or Twitter followers. As of two weeks ago, it...
Ceremony Saturday to turn armory building over to city
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The Kansas National Guard 891st Engineering Battalion honor guard will be lowering the flag at the Chanute armory building on Santa Fe for the last time Saturday as part of a ceremony officially handing the building over to the city. Kevin Jones, organizer for the ceremony who spent 10 years as part of Charlie Company of the 891st at the Chanute armory, said the flag will begin to be lowered at 5 p.m. Sat...
Salutatorian: Every memory made here will live on forever
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Ali Aylward took heart in what a fellow student advised when writing her Chanute High School Class of 2010 graduation speech on Sunday, passing on suggestions from her parents and teachers. “This isn’t about individuals but about our class as a whole and everything we have accomplished together in the last four years of high school,” the salutatorian said to fellow graduates. “No metaphor or intellectual quote ...