The first quarrel my wife Nancy and I had was about….surprise: Money! I didn’t think there was enough, she thought we had plenty. So “scrooge” fussed and fussed, working out a budget and the princess went shopping…for shoes. Honestly I don’t remember how we worked that out. I only remember her nice shoes and that we didn’t have problems with money that first year. During the 36 years of marriage we haven’t had a lot of squabbles. The Qua...
Looking for school clothes? Support 4-H It is time once again to be looking for those back-to-school clothes. Join the Chanute JC Penney Store, 1425 S. Santa Fe, between August 5-16, in a fundraising event. Round any purchase price up to the next whole dollar, and the JC Penney Afterschool Fund will donate the difference to the Neosho County 4-H Youth Development program to provide children in this community with access to life-enriching pr...
Group that helps children
files for bankruptcy
WICHITA (AP) — A Wichita group that works with special needs children and their families is filing for bankruptcy. Rainbows United said in a news release Wednesday that its board of directors decided to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy after members “discovered financial irregularities” in the agency’s financial reports. Board chairman Steve Cox said the move would allow the group to reorganize, and it planned to continue its work. The boar...
City officials meet with CRC board to discuss lease
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Commissioner Randy Galemore and City Manager J.D. Lester met with the Chanute Recreation Commission board Tuesday night to walk through a preliminary lease proposal that would put CRC on the grounds of the new swimming pool. CRC called the special meeting because, according to Director Jim Rice, the board has not had the opportunity to go through a lease proposal from the city. The majority of disc...
‘Cash for Clunkers’ generates interest in Chanute
Local dealer has seen three trade- ins since program’s inception July 1 Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The new federal “cash for clunkers” program has created lots of inquiries from Chanute vehicle owners, local auto dealership representatives said Wednesday. “We’ve had quite a bit of interest,” Rusty Litzel, sales manager for Merle Kelly Ford, said. “We’ve had three trade-ins so far.” Under what is officially known as the Car Al...
Trip to Uganda life-changing
for mother, daughter duo
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Last year, Chanute native Jennifer Bideau went to Uganda with her campus ministry after she got out of Kansas State University. Her experiences in Uganda had such a profound impact on her, she talked her mother into making another trip with her this summer. “I got there because of Jenny. I truly believe God led her there,” said Margaret Bideau, a fourth grade teacher at Chanute Elementary and Jennif...
25 years ago (1984) A Tribune feature about swimming lessons shows instructors Evelyn Harwood and Heather Harwood, pool manager Norma Maring and student Rebecca Baughn. 50 years ago (1959) Carl McDaniel and L.E. Henry are pictured in the Tribune with some of the new desks and new cabinets being installed in Chanute schools. Both men are employed as custodians/maintenance men for the school district. 75 years ago (1934) R.B. Stebbins, w...
Stroke screening to be offered to Chanute area residents
Most people don’t notice a sign or symptom until after a stroke occurs. That’s why stroke is commonly referred to as the “silent killer,” ranking as the third leading cause of death in the United States. But new technology is available today to help patients determine their stroke risk in advance so they can take steps to improve their health. Stroke Detection Plus’ preventive tests help identify those who are at a high risk for stroke, va...
Humboldt finalizes 2010 budget
HUMBOLDT — Humboldt property owners are looking at a slight increase in their city mill levy under the city’s proposed 2010 budget.
City Administrator Larry Tucker said the tax levy rate for the 2010 budget will be 63.752 mills, compared with 63.152 mills for the 2009 budget.
While the amount of property tax needed for the 2010 budget -- $387,133 -- is less than the 2009 total of $389,415, Tucker said a 1.52 ...
Fun, adventure, value at Kansas State Fair
HUTCHINSON — Thrilling rides. Foot-tapping music. Mouth-watering food. It’s amusement-for-everyone at the 2009 Kansas State Fair, running Sept. 11-20 in Hutchinson. Discount gate admission tickets and Midway ride coupons go on sale beginning Aug. 5 at all Dillons locations statewide, and are available now online at www.kansasstatefair.com or at the ticket office in Hutchinson. The tickets can be purchased at the discounted prices through Se...
Please join Edith Clements at an open house to celebrate her 80th birthday, on Saturday, August 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Humboldt Public Library. Please bring your favorite memory for her memory book. No gifts, please.
Humboldt Lions Club is holding the Rick Folks Memorial Mud Run this Saturday, Aug. 1, at K-224 and 1400 St., east of Humboldt. Gates open at 10 a.m. and competition begins at noon. The run is sanctio...
— Bubbles in the Park for all ages, 10 a
Today, July 30 — Bubbles in the Park for all ages, 10 a.m., Chanute Public Library. — Sidewalk Art for teens, 10 a.m ., Chanute Public Library. — Teen Crafts, 3 p.m., Chanute Public Library. — Music Madness Crafts, 3 p.m., Chanute Public Library. — Special meeting of Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees, 5:30 p.m., student union, room 209. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments com...
25 years ago (1984) The art of Ted Watts, nationally-acclaimed sports artist from Oswego, is to be displayed all next month at the Chanute Art Gallery. 50 years ago (1959) A Tribune photo shows Mrs. Frank Hotchkiss, 818 S. Lafayette, with some of the extra-large tomatoes she grew in her back yard. She said all it took was a 10-cent packet of seeds and lots of tender, loving care. 75 years ago (1934) In spite of the drought, John Eklund ...
team, bonds in
place for pool
Concepts, detailed proposal a selling point for McCownGordon Construction/SFS Architecture Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A Kansas City, Mo., design-build team has been accepted to construct the new Chanute municipal pool, while the city also accepted a bid on more than $3.5 million in bonds to finance pool construction. Under a consent agenda item, the Chanute City Commission Monday night awarded the contract to McCownGordo...
Ask the Tribune
Question: Where is the dirt going from the CHS tennis court construction? Is the district getting paid something for the good topsoil? Answer: Superintendent Steve Parsons said, “The contract for construction of the tennis courts is with Crossland Construction. The contract included preparing the site, construction of the courts and hauling off debris and excess materials, leaving the site in good useable condition. Crossland is contracted ...
7th Street project requires
closing of intersection
The intersection of Seventh and Plummer will be closed for several days starting Monday as part of the Seventh Street construction project, City Manager J.D. Lester told the Chanute City Commission at its regular meeting Monday night.
He also said Seventh should be open by the time school starts on Aug. 13, even though the entire project may not be finished by that time.
“The project is behind a few days, but...
Spray park coming soon, Lester says The new spray park under construction at Highland Park could be ready by this weekend, City Manager J.D. Lester told the Chanute City Commission Monday night. Lester said the spray park could be open as soon as this coming weekend or the following weekend at the latest. Young-adult novelist to speak to Prairie Writers INDEPENDENCE — Mike Klaassen, author of The Brute and Cracks, two young-adult novel...
Fill the Backpack campaign Aug. 3-14
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Kansas Department of Labor statistics list Neosho County’s unemployment rate at 8.7 percent for June 2009. With so many families struggling to care for daily necessities, the cost of putting even one child in school, let alone several, may be too high. Angels Care Home Health has stepped up to help families in dire straits by running a Fill the Backpack campaign. “I was trying to think of something...
Vietnam-era remains put to rest in Lenexa
American Legion Riders attend memorial Johnny Adam was a skinny, blue-eyed 20-year-old when he disappeared on May 22, 1968, during the Vietnam War. His remains returned Saturday to his father and two sisters, now in their 50s. The military allowed his nephew, Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Blankenship, to leave Afghanistan to accompany his uncle’s remains back to Kansas. It was a moment that his family had prayed about since 1968. The Kansas C...
Coffeyville woman drowns at Elk City lake on Sunday
ELK CITY -- A Coffeyville woman drowned at Elk City Reservoir over the weekend.
According to a statement from Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks, his office responded to a reported drowning at Elk City Reservoir at about 5:25 p.m. Saturday.
Dierks said his office was notified that a woman who had been swimming at the Shell Beach area had gone under the water and had not come back to the surface. Montgomery County deputies as ...