Food Check-Out Week spotlights healthy eating
ERIE — As the economic squeeze continues, many Americans remain concerned that the cost of a healthy diet is out of reach. However, according to an Agriculture Department study, the cost of eating healthy hasn’t changed as much as some less-healthy alternatives. Eating healthy food while on a budget does require smart shopping
Farm Bureau’s Food Check-Out Week, Feb. 21-27 focuses on helping Americans learn how to how to stretch their grocery ...
Spay Day brings
recognition to pet
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor The Humane Society of the United States estimates that between six and eight million cats and dogs enter shelters annually. Of those, three to four million don’t make it out alive, HSUS says. In an effort to combat the number of pets euthanized every year, HSUS started its Spay Day campaign “to inspire people to save animal lives by spaying or neutering pets and feral cats.” Pet overpopulation is a m...
Garage sale find spyglass traced to President Roosevelt
Stu Butcher Tribune editor The story of the $10 garage sale find just keeps getting better — and it includes President Theodore Roosevelt. The Tribune reported last March that Allen Heath in 2004 spotted a collapsible telescope at a sale in Kincaid. made of brass and stretching 30 inches or more when fully extended, and covered in “greenish goo.” “It looked like it had been under water 100 years,” Heath said in that interview. When he t...
City-county agreement on Monday’s agenda
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter An interlocal agreement allowing Neosho County to obtain right-of-way and easements as well as make drainage improvements within the city limits as part of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project will be considered by the Chanute City Commission at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Under the proposed agreement, which was discussed at a recent work session between city and county officials, the count...
State to conduct report on local health concerns
Tribune staff In December, EPA and KDHE officials discussed questions and held a public hearing for the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act hazardous waste permit applied for by Ash Grove Cement Co. After that discussion it was decided to hold a session that was rescheduled for Feb. 11 at Neosho County Community College so the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) and the Kansas Department of Health and Enviro...
Facts about underage drinking
— In 2009, 36 percent of Kansas high school sophomores and 50 percent of high school seniors reported having consumed alcohol in the previous 30 days. — In 2009, 21 percent of Kansas high school sophomores and 32 percent of seniors reported binge drinking, defined as consuming five or more drinks in a row, in the previous two weeks. — Underage drivers make up less than 10 percent of the driving population, but are a factor in almost 20 per...
STARS helpful in transfer transition for PSU student
Reprinted from the STARS February Newsletter (Students Thriving Achieving Recognizing Success) STARS recently took the time to interview a former participant on her perspective throughout her transfer experience. Valarie Martin graduated in December from Neosho County Community College, earning her Associate of Science degree and transferring to Pittsburg State University. Martin didn’t decide on PSU until just three months prior to her gra...
at Erie High School
ERIE — There’s been a different sound at Erie High School this school year. A new course, Guitar I, has been added to the curriculum. Three students, Doc O’Neal, Cameron Gilligan and Rowdy Kyser, receive lessons based on music standards from Doug Toon of Chanute. Toon, who has been playing guitar for more than 40 years and teaching for 20, comes to EHCS bimonthly to meet with students and help them learn and refine their skills. Toon dev...
KDOT sponsors fourth annual Sobriety Rocks Scholarship
The Kansas Department of Transportation is sponsoring its fourth annual arts contest that encourages Kansas youth to resist pressure and abstain from drinking alcohol until reaching the legal age limit of 21. The contest allows Kansas’ youth to express themselves creatively through music, art, writing or public service announcement in hopes of winning as much as $4,000 in scholarships. Kansas residents ages 14 to 20 are encouraged to enter ...
Action Real Estate new face on Main
Tribune Staff Making people aware of what benefits and credits are available for residents hoping to make their homes more energy-efficient is one of the goals of Rhonda Reed and Mary James, founders of Action Real Estate, a new real estate agency which opened last month at 207 W. Main. “We believe in going green and eco-friendly properties,” Reed said at the business’ open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Reed and Jam...
— Main Street Chanute board, 11:30 a
Today, Feb. 17
— Main Street Chanute board, 11:30 a.m., New Chicago Room.
Thursday, Feb. 18
— TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. Call 431-1196 for information.
— LEPC (Local Emergency Planning Committee) meeting has been CANCELED. Reschedule date to be announced.
Friday, Feb. 19
— AARP tax-aide assistance, 1 to 4 p.m., Chanute Public Library. For information, call 431-0297.
Testimony heard on moving
Staff and wire reports A state House committee is considering a bill seeking to move local and school board elections from the spring to fall to coincide with state and national elections. The House Elections Committee Monday heard testimony on House Bill 2654, which would move local elections that currently take place in the spring of odd-numbered years, such as those for city councils and school boards, to the fall election cycle when vo...
Feb. 21-28 designated `Kansas Saves Week¬¥
Kansas State Extension MANHATTAN -- Coming up short of funds at the end of the week is no fun, but it does suggest that saving more, rather than less, could make more money available. “Building financial security -- being able to meet future needs while keeping current with day-to-day obligations -- need not be only a dream,” said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. “The key to sa...
Erie building a 21st century school
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun ERIE — Entering the new building that will house Erie High School students this coming year, Erie CUSD 101 superintendent John Wyrick was all smiles. “We’re 70 percent finished with the interior. We’re finishing putting in the electric, mechanical, heating and air, ceiling tiles and painting,” Wyrick said. “We’re excited about it. Three weeks ago we had a tour and had about 100 individuals show up from three c...
NCCC’s Ottawa campus plans move along
Assistant Managing Editor
Neosho County Community College is plugging along on plans to build a new Ottawa campus.
At last Thursday’s regular meeting, the board approved a resolution authorizing Vicky Smith, college president, to complete the purchase of the property where the new Ottawa Campus will be built. Additionally, she was authorized to pay the purchase price together with buyer’s costs in the transaction in the total am...
Retail gas prices in Kansas drop Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/g on Monday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.62/g, according to gasoline price website KansasGasPrices.com. In Chanute, gas remained at $2.55. Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices today are 57.0...
Interest shown in county’s demolition landfill
Tribune Staff The county’s construction and demolition landfill and dropoff station has a company interested in purchasing or leasing the facilities. John Hafner, owner of Green Environmental Services in Erie, asked Neosho County commissioners at their meeting Friday for permission to look at the C&D landfill and dropoff station in order to make a proposal to buy them. He also said he would consider leasing them. Hafner purchased Dual Co...
Not the same old tax return – new
rules for this year’s tax season
Chad A. Boaz, CRPC¬Æ
Few things induce more anxiety this time of year than the looming April 15 tax return file deadline. As you begin the process this year, keep in mind that changes to the tax rules could affect your tax liability and possibly make you eligible for new tax reduction opportunities. More details can be found at the Internal Revenue Service website (www.irs.gov) or by talking to your tax advisor. Here are som...
New donations part of Art Gallery display
Tribune Staff A number of new donations are on display this month at the Chanute Art Gallery. Among the featured works will be from Randy Harmison of Chanute, who has donated several pieces of his mother’s art collection. The Lois Harmison collection includes watercolors, oils, drawings, prints and charcoals, done by both herself and friends. Also on exhibit are other new donations to the gallery’s permanent core collection. They include...
Acting a letdown in ‘The Wolfman’
In an age of remakes — especially in the horror genre — it should come as no surprise that Universal has decided to update their 1941 genre classic “The Wolfman.” Because of this film’s troubled production history (playing musical chairs with screenwriters, directors and actors), one might expect “The Wolfman” to be an awful film. Thankfully that isn’t the case. It won’t win any awards, but it isn’t the abomination one might have guessed it ...