State fire marshal encourages use
of wildland fire assessment tools
The Kansas State Fire Marshal, Dan McLaughlin, encourages all fire service personnel to utilize the various wildland fire assessment tools available to the public, and to the fire service. With prescribed burning reaching its peak, it is vitally important for both the fire service and Kansas residents to utilize all the tools available when making decisions about when to burn. Prescribed and controlled burns are a valuable tool for ranchers...
• Personnel adjustments: $240,194
• Move NBA into CHS building: $18,312
• Reduce four van routes with two small buses: $16,000
• Reduce equipment purchase budget for food service by 50 percent: $20,000
• Purchase buses from capital outlay: $54,000
• Reduce building supply budgets at CES: $6,213
• Personnel adjustments: $240,194 • Move NBA into CHS building: $18,312 • Reduce four van routes with two small buses: $16,000 • Reduce equipment purchase budget for food service by 50 percent: $20,000 • Purchase buses from capital outlay: $54,000 • Reduce building supply budgets at CES: $6,213.85 • Delay textbook purchases: $80,000 • Delay technology purchases and purchase essential items from capital outlay instead of general fund a...
Joyfully violent film not for children
You know how the trailers for “Kick-Ass” make it look like a light fun little movie that you could perhaps take your children to see? Well, those trailers are a lie. “Kick-Ass” is one of the best films I’ve seen in a long, long time, but it’s absolutely not for children. “Kick-Ass” is the most joyfully violent film since “Kill Bill.” People are killed in about every gory way conceivable in this film. To simply say that the movie is violent ...
St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event
raises funds for kids battling cancer
A St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event last week at SONshine Preschool taught children riding-toy safety while raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. “St. Jude is the leader in the fight against catastrophic childhood diseases such as leukemia, brain tumors and sickle cell disease,” said Heidi Morang, coo...
home for children
goal of CASA
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Aimee Daniels, executive director for CASA of the 31st Judicial District, hopes a decline in the number of child in need of care cases reported to the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services means an actual drop in child abuse in the four-county area. She said the number of child in need of care cases have dropped by about one-third. “We hope (child abuse cases) are not occurring (as often as be...
Congressman honors veterans after donated turkey hunt
Congressman Todd Tiahrt traveled to Chanute on April 9 to attend a banquet hosted by Lil’ Toledo Lodge, LLC, and Helping a Hero, to honor two disabled veterans. Corporal Zach Briseno (USMC, Retired) and SPC Craig Andrade (USA, Retired) had spent the previous two days as guests of Lil’ Toledo Lodge, LLC, for Spring Turkey Hunts. Neither of the two veterans had ever turkey hunted before, and both were excited at the possibility of connecting...
Sunflower Journeys stops off in Stark
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor STARK — A Stark family will make the airwaves of PBS out of Springfield/Topeka this fall as the station will recognize the Murphy family’s work to boost their hometown. TV crews were in Stark to film the segment on Friday afternoon. Portia Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Mercantile and the bed and breakfast in Stark, said she isn’t sure how PBS’ Jim Kelly heard of her family but seemed happy Kelly and his...
$pend It offers splash into spring
The $pend It in Chanute committee encourages local shoppers to Splash into Spring! with the opportunity to receive a $10 investment gift certificate and a one-day family swimming pass to the new Chanute Aquatic Center.
“It’ll be a way to splash into spring,” said Jane Brophy, executive director for the chamber.
The next campaign, she said, likely will be at back to school time this summer. Details will be announced later. If a shopper spends ...
County caps noxious weed program at $5k per year
Tribune Staff ERIE — The county’s Noxious Weed Certification Program has been capped at $5,000 per year. The Neosho County Commission voted Friday to establish the cap after Noxious Weed Director Charlie Morse said the commissioners can adopt a resolution stating they will spend a set amount of money on weed chemicals every year, and when that is gone, they are done. In addition, the commissioners discussed selling the old Noxious Weed b...
CHS students place in Pitt State math contest
On Tuesday, April 13, Pittsburg State University held its 42nd annual math contest. About 1,000 students from 48 schools in the four-state area took part in the contests. Chanute High School won 24 first, second and third place medals with the following students placing overall: 10th grade events • Algebraic Word Problems — Quinton Schooley and Alex Thomen tied for fourth. • Geometry — Madison Wendt placed third. Jack Martin and Tara Guin...
TVDS invites public to ‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes’
Beginning March 27, a statewide walk/run/roll relay began titled “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” which invites citizens of Kansas to walk, run or roll a route spanning a significant portion of the state. Tri-Valley Developmental Services will join the drive on Wednesday at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. Statewide, volunteers have been recruited to walk, run or roll portions of these routes as well with a goal of reaching a total of 4,330 ...
Chanute resident winner of $500,000 lottery prize
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor In a rare case of circumstance, the Tribune played a role in notifying a Chanute resident he was a winner of a $500,000 cash prize. The subject line in the Tribune’s news email Friday morning read: “Chanute Resident Wins Top Prize in Kansas-Iowa Lottery Game” The first paragraph read, “A 49-year-old Chanute resident won a $500,000 cash prize today in an instant scratch game offered jointly by the Kansas and Iow...
— Singspiration, 6:30 p
Today, April 17 — Singspiration, 6:30 p.m., New Life United Brethren in Life, 500 N. Forest. Sunday, April 18 — St. Patrick Catholic School Blast from the Past school carnival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Freewill donation spaghetti dinner, fun and games in school gym. Tuesday, April 20 — Just Another Tuesday meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. Everyone welcome. — “Kindergarten Tea” at Chanute Elementary School...
April Sexual Abuse Awareness Month
Tribune Staff The local SANE/SART group is supporting National Sexual Abuse Awareness Month by tying teal ribbons on trees throughout the community. There are 33 ribbons representing the number of victims served during 2009. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE/SART) is a community-based, coordinated response to child and adult victims of sexual assault which provides immediate and follow-up medical, advocac...
Tea party rally faults ‘gangster government’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tea party protesters marked tax day Thursday with exhortations against “gangster government” and appeals from Republicans seeking their grass-roots clout in November elections, a prospect both tempting and troubling to those in the loose movement. Like elsewhere around the country, tea party activists gathered in Kansas to promote their agenda of less government and lower taxes. A tea party event was scheduled at 3 p.m. a...
— 6th annual Spring Blood Drive at Neosho County Community College, 9 a
Today, April 16
— 6th annual Spring Blood Drive at Neosho County Community College, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Student Union gymnasium. For information, 431-2820 ext. 241 or 262. No appointment is necessary.
— Class of ‘52 lunch, 11 a.m., Quarry Stone.
Saturday, April 17
— Singspiration, 6:30 p.m., New Life United Brethren in Life, 500 N. Forest.
Sunday, April 18
— St. Patrick Catholic School Blast from the Past school carnival, 11 a.m. to 2 p....
Chanute artist’s work part of PSU exhibition
PITTSBURG — Tera Reed, Chanute, is joining fellow graduate student Deann Norris in exhibiting their work in Environments in the Harry Krug Gallery in Porter Hall on the campus of Pittsburg State University. The exhibit will run through May 10 with a reception planned in Porter Hall from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 23. Both girls create scenes of nature but in very different ways. “My paintings represent my reality yet when the paint is a...
Walk @ Lunch Day scheduled for April 28
Kansans across the state are being encouraged by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas to take the first steps towards better health by participating in National Walk @ Lunch Day¬Æ on Wednesday, April 28. The state’s largest health insurer is encouraging businesses large and small to organize walks for their employees that day. Blue Cross employees in Topeka and Wichita are inviting fellow downtown employees and the public to join them at noo...
New sponsoring agency sought for RSVP
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Finding a new sponsoring agency for the Retired Seniors Volunteer Program will be the subject of a meeting for area non-profit and governmental agencies at 10 a.m. Monday at Oak Room 209 in the Neosho County Community College Student Union. The Corporation for National and Community Service has scheduled the meeting to ensure that beneficial programs for senior citizens continue to be available in the Cha...
As screwball comedies go, Date Night a good movie
Steve Carell and Tina Fey are both excellent comedic actors, but their presence in a movie doesn’t ensure quality. “Evan Almighty,” anyone? “Baby Mama?” So when these two appear in a film together, one has to wonder if this is going to be something truly memorable and funny or simply another stupid movie done for a paycheck. When said collaboration is directed by Shawn Levy, who has brought us such unfunny fare as “What Happens in Vegas” and...