Thriving in Hard Luck University
The best school for higher learning is the School of Hard Knocks. Everyone is enrolled. The lessons are pass-fail and you continue the same lesson until you master it. This is the month of graduations and time to learn from those who have excelled in Hard Knock University. Here are a few lessons: Hurt People Hurt People. Almost all of those who wound others are struggling with their own injuries. Don’t take their comments personally. They...
Erie council makes list of appointments
ERIE — The Erie City Council made several appointments during its Monday evening meeting.
City superintendent Bruce Vogts, City Clerk Cindy Lero, City Treasurer John Phillips, Municipal Court Judge Thomas Mikulka, Police Chief Dean Kane, Fire Chief Jeff Bohrer, City Attorney Daryl Ahlquist and Zoning Administrator Chad Boaz were all reappointed.
The city newspaper will remain the Erie Record, with the city depositories being Home State Bank, ...
$8.2 billion transportation plan sent to governor
Tribune staff Kansas legislators sent Gov. Mark Parkinson a 10-year, $8.2 billion package of highway, bridge and other transportation improvements on Tuesday, seeking to build on investments made in 1989 and a decade later. The House passed the plan 86-38 in one of its final actions of the 2010 session, which ended Tuesday. Since Senators have approved the measure, it goes to Parkinson for his signature. Chanute-area legislators were divi...
‘Iron Man 2’ entertaining joy ride
Robert Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man is back, officially kicking off the summer blockbuster season with a sequel that’s filled with epic high-octane battles, futuristic technology, and lots of explosions. And yet none of those things is what makes “Iron Man 2” tick. The film, like its predecessor, mines much of its power from the charismatic actor Downey, who all but carries this film on his back. “Iron Man 2” isn’t half the film the first “Iron M...
Heavy rains, winds roll through SEK
x Tribune staff A fast-moving storm featuring heavy rains and strong winds rolled through the Chanute area Monday evening, leaving some tree and property damage, particularly in Wilson County. “Overall, we came out in pretty good shape,” Rick Brown, Wilson County emergency management director, said. He said winds estimated as high as 60 to 70 mph knocked down several trees and outbuildings north and east of Fredonia. Rain was estimated a...
Triennial World Conference marks 70th anniversary
I and some fellow travelers had the opportunity to have a unique and rare educational experience recently. Fourteen Family Community Education members, including three spouses, coming from Crawford, Neosho, Labette, Allen, Montgomery, Coffey and Norton counties, traveled to Hot Springs, Ark., to attend the Triennial World Conference of ACWW, April 21-28. So what is ACWW? It is a world-wide organization that is celebrating its 70th anniversar...
Consultants hired to develop eco-devo plan
The Chanute City Commission has signed an $83,000 contract with two consulting firms to develop a long-term economic development plan for Chanute.
The commission unanimously voted Monday night to approve the contract with Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets Inc. of Westwood and Chuck Banks Associates of Topeka.
The proposal calls for PGAV
and Chuck Banks Associates to identify community resources, conduct a retail market analysis, recommend the b...
City purchases area flood disaster tracts
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The city has purchased four tracts of land within the flood disaster area under the Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout program. The Chanute City Commission at its Monday night meeting purchased the tracts for a total cost of $3,988. The property -- part of the Moore Family Trust -- lies at the east entrance to the city and will connect with the planned hike-bike trail in the area. In addition, Jo...
Three cousins part of CHS graduating class
OK, you’re first cousins, and second cousins, and you and your other cousin are all graduating together on Sunday from Chanute High School? That is correct.
Greg Washburn, Ravyn Whitworth and Taryn Kustanborter are all part of the Chanute High School graduating Class of 2010, who will don their cap and gowns for a 2 p.m. ceremony Sunday at Chanute Community Sports Complex. Their birthdays are just barely a month a p...
Managers hired for Maring Aquatic Center
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A manager and assistant manager have been hired for the new Maring Aquatic Center, City Manager J.D. Lester told the Chanute City Commission at its regular meeting Monday night. Lester said Crystal Brunner was chosen as manager, while Megan Fairchild was selected as assistant manager. “Beyond the operational knowledge that Midwest Pool Management screened for was customer-service skills, flexibility, loc...
— CHS class of 1950 monthly get-together, noon at Main Street Cafe
Today, May 12 — CHS class of 1950 monthly get-together, noon at Main Street Cafe. — Chanute Community Development Office public meeting, noon, the Alliance Room of Chanute Memorial Building. For more information and to make reservations, contact the Community Development Office at 431-5230. — Chanute Recreation Commission, 5:15 p.m., 400 S. Highland. — ANW Education Cooperative, 6:30 p.m., 710 Bridge, Humboldt. — Cedar Lodge 103 state...
Drawing for vacation rig on Friday
Anna Methvin Special to the Tribune Some lucky person will be the new owner of a luxury vacation rig in the Friday — and Tri-Valley Developmental Services is hopeful the individual will be from Kansas. This is the agency’s 10th year for the give-away. “We haven’t had a winner from this area before,” said Tricia Campbell, who helps coordinates the drawing. “It’s time someone from Kansas won.” The event is a fund-raiser for the Friends of...
CHS senior awarded $44,000 ROTC scholarship at Pitt State
Stu Butcher Tribune editor At a ceremony at Chanute High School Monday morning, senior Mason Johnson signed scholarship papers worth $44,000. Capt. Drew Pollen of Pittsburg State University was on hand to finalize Johnson’s four-year ROTC scholarship. “It’s very competitive,” Pollen said of the award. “With Mason’s credentials, it was a no-brainer. Academics, and physically, he did it all.” Worth approximately $44,000, the scholarship ...
NMRMC’s ‘Hello, Yellow’ program to be shared on video
Patricia Morris Special to the Tribune Daniel Pennington traveled to Chanute from Pensacola, Fla., to create a video on the hospital’s award-winning fall prevention program.¬† An associate of the Studer Group, Pennington travels nationwide creating training videos to help hospitals adopt best practices in the delivery of medical care. ”I was talking to Dennis on the phone and in passing he mentioned how successful the ’Hello, Yellow’ pro...
County signs contract to move gas lines NW of Erie
Tribune Staff ERIE — Neosho County commissioners Friday signed a contract with Kansas Gas Service for moving their gas lines in an easement northwest of Erie. The commissioners agreed to pay KGE $39,990.70 for their work in the project to move the gas lines east of Ottawa Road and north and south of 160th Road and rebuild the intersection. The work is being done along with the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project. In another Shaw Ro...
Highland Park’s new disc golf Eagle Scout project
There is a new golf course in town.
The thing is, there aren’t any greens or sand traps, and you don’t have to decide between a 9-iron and a pitching wedge.
Instead, Highland Park is now home to Chanute’s first disc golf course.
“I played disc golf in Emporia and really loved it,” said Isaac Klugh, a Chanute High School freshman who organized construction of the nine-hole course as an Eagle Scout project. Klu...
Royster acting group uses dramedy for lessons on bullying
Special to the Tribune
While rehearsing for an upcoming performance of “Thank You for Flushing My Head in the Toilet,” the Royster actors began to realize the seriousness of bullying.
“I’ve learned that bullying is a bigger deal than I thought it was,” said eighth grader Lake Lund. “I would like for (students) to see how wrong it is to bully people and what it means to be bullied.”
Both Lund and Ramsey Davis portray characters ...
Day starts at 3:30 a.m. for dedicated walker
Judy Dillow’s Walk Kansas team didn’t have any trouble reaching the goal of 423 miles, the distance east and west in the state from border to border.
Dillow’s eight-week total of 468 miles topped that total by herself. The KHP/Truckin’ Thru KS totaled 1,216 miles, good for ninth place out of 60 teams in Neosho County.
Walk Kansas is a team-based program, scheduled from March 7-May 1 that promotes being more active...
City to nail down eco devo strategic plan
Tribune Staff A proposed contract to develop a long-term economic development strategic plan for Chanute will highlight discussion at the next Chanute City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The proposed $70,000 contract is with Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets Inc. of Westwood and Chuck Banks Associates of Topeka. The proposal calls for PGAV and Chuck Banks Associates to identify community resources, conduct a retail market analysis,...
Area seniors attend Governor’s Scholars Award Program
At the invitation of Gov. Mark Parkinson, top students across Kansas were invited to attend the 27th annual Governor’s Scholars Award Program on May 2 in Topeka.
The recognition ceremony honors the top academic one percent of Kansas high school seniors. Scholars are selected from accredited public and private schools in the state.
Two Chanute High School seniors were among those selected, Ali Aylward and Allie Mikulka.
Area students invite...