Music in the Park concert Saturday
Salty Dog is the featured band at the first Music in the Park concert of 2012. The concert will be held this Saturday, June 9, at the Fiesta Grounds at Santa Fe Park beginning at 6:30 p.m.
BooBoo’s Concessions will be on site with curly fries, funnel cakes and more for sale. There is no entry fee and coolers are allowed. Some picnic table seating will be available, but attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.
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11th triennial Civil War Days this weekend in Humboldt
HUMBOLDT — The clock will be turned back, way back, at Humboldt’s Camp Hunter Park this weekend.
The 11th Triennial Humboldt Civil War Days will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday in Humboldt
The festivities start this evening at 7 p.m. with a Civil War Dance at the Humboldt Elementary School multipurpose room.
Professional prefector Robert Thomas will guide authentic era dances with music performed by the Camp Hunter String Band — Cara, Ro...
Lincoln, Main intersection project to begin Monday
The Lincoln and Main Street intersection renovation project is set to begin Monday, June 11, with the rerouting of traffic and the closure of certain sections of streets in and around the downtown area. However, businesses will still be open during the entire duration.
Portions of Main Street and Lincoln will be closed during construction. Traffic will be detoured to North Highland from East 1st to East Elm. Com...
Part of 7th Street to be closed for gala
The City of Chanute has announced that 7th Street will be closed from South Westview Drive to Country Club Road on Saturday, June 9, from 5 p.m. to midnight.
The Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum will be holding its annual Gala Safari fundraiser at 627 S. Westview Drive. Traffic will be re-routed in this area as a safety precaution.
Webb reunion Sunday at Central Park
The 78th Webb family reunion will be held on Sunday, June 10 at the ...
Former NASA employee, Chanute native witnesses shuttle replica transfer
A mock-up of the Space Shuttle, known as Explorer, recently completed a journey of more than 1,200 miles from Cape Canaveral to the Johnson Space Center. Former NASA employee and Chanute resident Ken Lassmann was able to experience the end of the six-day voyage.
Lassmann, a 1976 graduate of Chanute High School and 17-year employee at NASA, witnessed the arrival of Explorer as it made its trek from Galveston Bay ...
Umbarger files for Kansas Senate
Kansas Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, a Thayer Republican, on Friday filed for re-election to the 14th District seat in the Kansas Senate. Umbarger has represented the southeast Kansas district since 1997.
“Kansas is on the right track compared to the mess that’s going on in other states and Washington, D.C.,” said Umbarger. “In the Senate, I have worked hard to keep us on track and protect the things that matter most to Southeast Kansas — our jobs, o...
General Public Transportation ending June 30
Tri-Valley Developmental Services has been providing General Public Transportation to the City of Chanute for more than 25 years, but due to budgetary cuts, that service will be ending on June 30.
Last year Tri-Valley discontinued its Non-Emergency Medical Transportation due to a change in reimbursement rates and the addition of a transportation broker.
“This was a very difficult decision to make and it will mainly have an impact on those who...
9th annual Rollow Rally Run Saturday
The 9th annual Rollow Rally Run, in memory of Todd Alan Rollow, will be held this Saturday, June 9 with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Benchwarmers.
The head out will begin around 12:30 p.m.
The first stop will be the Prairie Nut Hut in Altoona. A mystery stop will be held in Independence while the third and final stop will be held at Jack’s in Liberty.
Registration fee is $25 per hand and includes a meal ticket and a drawing and auct...
413 raises maximum budget, receives additional state funds
At the USD 413 School Board regular meeting Monday, the district budget for 2011-2012 was amended in order to gain additional state aid.
The district was contacted by the Kansas Department of Education finance office with notification the district is eligible to receive an additional $32,508 in state aid, due to an unexpected increase in special education students.
This would increase the legally published maxim...
Humboldt’s Neely elected Kansas FFA officer
MANHATTAN – Glendolyn Neely from the Humboldt FFA Chapter was elected to serve as the 2012- 2013 State FFA Vice President at the 84th Kansas FFA Convention May 30-June 1 on the Kansas State University campus. Neely was among 10 candidates running for a state officer position to represent more than 8,000 Kansas FFA members.
Neely will travel across the state sharing her passion for leadership, service and agriculture. She is one of a team of s...
Authorities advise citizens to be on guard against mail fraud
Local law enforcement is advising citizens to be on guard against potential mail fraud hazards.
In a particular incident, a Chanute resident received a check in last Friday’s mail, supposedly from a Walmart with a Canadian address, in the amount of $3,750 as part of a customer compensation lottery draw. An attached letter stated an entitled sum of $50,500 has been awarded but the company requires a tax amount o...
S.E.K.C.A.T.S. car show on Saturday
S.E.K.C.A.T.S. car show on Saturday
A cruise-in car show and swap meet will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chanute High School parking lot.
The event is sponsored by Mirza Shrine S.E.K.C.A.T.S.
Check in and coffee and donuts is at 8 with registration until 10. Judging begins at 11:30. The Chanute Fire Department will perform a rescue with the Jaws of Life at 11. Presentation of plaques is at 1 followed by a cruise through town at 2 ...
USD 387 board approves purchase of new analog radio system
Altoona-Midway USD 387 board members approved the purchase of an analog system for narrow band replacement radios at the board’s May 14 meeting.
Board members discussed supplemental contracts and accepted resignations of van driver Marva Yarnell and library aide Jan Morrow.
The middle/high school teaching schedule for the 2012-13 school year was approved along with certified contract recommendations as presented by administrators.
In other ...
Chanute Public Library Summer reading program begins
The Chanute Public Library’s Summer reading program started May 29.
The program is divided up into grade-based categories.
All individuals can sign up for summer reading at any time during the Summer.
Prizes are awarded for passing certain milestones for number of books read.
All books must be checked out from the Chanute Public Library.
For first grade through going into senior year of high school, the program ends July 28.
County receives KDHE audit on demolition landfill
ERIE -- Neosho county commissioners met in regular session Friday and received a report from road and bridge director Charles Morse on an audit recently conducted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment of the county’s construction and demolition landfill.
According to the audit, the county received a citation for not being able to locate the certificate indicating KDHE’s approval of the county operating the ...
Galemore, Spieker file for reelection for county commission
Two incumbents on the Neosho County commission have filed for reelection. The filing deadline was noon Friday.
Incumbent county commission chair Nicholas Galemore (R), representing the 2nd district, has filed for reelection while challenger David Orr (D), Chanute, is challenging. There will be no primary in this race.
Jay Kingery (R), Chanute, will challenge incumbent Hugo Spieker (D) for the 3rd district position on t...
– Chanute Elks Lodge Kids Fishing Derby, Registration 8:30 a
Saturday, June 2
– Chanute Elks Lodge Kids Fishing Derby, Registration 8:30 a.m. Ages 1 to 13. All need to be accompanied by an adult guardian. Prizes, lunch, goodie bags. For info, call Terry Row (620) 212-0547.
— 8th annual Thayer Fire & Rescue Auxiliary Mud Run. Gates open 9 a.m., mud flies at noon.
— Thayer Amateur Hour opens, 7 p.m. at the park, west on Neosho. Free hot dogs and drinks sponsored by Thayer Booster Club and First State Ba...
Farming legislation, taxes highlight town hall meeting
Following a tour of Sprit AeroSystems, Senator Pat Roberts (R-Topeka) began Thursday’s town hall meeting with an update on reform to farming legislation that is being proposed in Washington.
The farm bill is a multi-year bill that legislates policies and authorizes programs for a commodity price support, food and nutrition aid, conservation initiatives, agriculture trade and marketing programs, and rural development as...
9th annual Rollow Rally Run June 9
The 9th annual Rollow Run will be June 9
9th annual Rollow Rally Run June 9
The 9th annual Rollow Run will be June 9. Registration for the even will start at 11 a.m. at Benchwarmers. Proceeds go to Cherry Street Youth Center and the Veterans Memorial. For more information, contact Janet Rollow at (620) 431-0047.
Hatch completes Navy basic training
Navy Seaman Joshua L. Hatch, son of Parrian and Timtohy C. Hatch of Chanute, Kan., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit...
Royster Middle School
2012-2013 Quarter 3 Honor Roll
A Honor Roll
Angelo Andoyo, Michael Aylward, Peyton Babcock, Shayla Bogle, Tore Busse, Joseph Castillo, Darbee Chard, Kelleigh Collins, Brennen Feeback, Corbett Kimberlin, Alex Krumm, Mikayla Kwek, Mason Manbeck, Cooper McMillen, Jodee Parsons, Malia Reeves, Molly Rollins, McKenna Tait, Taylor Thompson, Devon Walker, Mikaella White, Jillian Wilson, Devin Wyrick
A/B Honor Roll
Nathan Anderson, Britany Ang...