Fundraiser tea for Faith House on Saturday
She felt like she was “stranded in a town,” but she discovered, “When life kicks you in the teeth and you need a hand up, Faith House is a good place.”
A program for homeless individuals or families, Chanute’s shelter at 1531 S. Evergreen opened its doors on Nov. 29, 2008. It served its purpose when ”Tammy” needed assistance.
“They put a roof over my head,” Tammy said of Faith House. A veteran, she was directed to t...
Kansas House to renew budget quest
John Milburn Associated Press Writer TOPEKA (AP) — A coalition of Kansas House Democrats and moderate Republicans prepared Wednesday to try their luck at pushing through a budget for fiscal year 2011. The group succeeded Tuesday in stymieing a plan preferred by House Republican leaders that proposed spending $13 billion-plus starting July 1. The coalition said it would trot out its own plan Wednesday when the chamber reconvened. Democrat...
Cleaver returned to Neosho County
Garrett Cleaver, who is charged with vehicular manslaughter in the October death of New Jersey resident Joseph Bagnato, arrived in Neosho County late Tuesday and appeared before Chief Judge Timothy Brazil Wednesday afternoon.
Cleaver, 25, Colony, was arrested in Joplin, Mo., in late April after leading police on a three-hour chase.
KOAM TV reported that Kansas authorities believe Cleaver was on drugs when he crossed the center l...
Board approves list of budget reductions
Possible cost-saving measures prioritized over the last month by leadership team, staff, community Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor The board of Chanute’s USD 413 met for a work session in mid-April to discuss and prioritize a list of possible budget cuts if the district were to lose more state funding. Superintendent Steve Parsons presented the final prioritized list to the board during Tuesday night’s meeting and the board approv...
Erie Council admits to KOMA violation at April meeting
Members agree to
proposal to attend
a training session
The Erie City Council has admitted it violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act in a meeting last month and agreed to attend a training session on the open meetings act.
At a special meeting Monday evening, the council agreed to Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan’s assertion that it violated the KOMA during an April 12 meeti...
Helping elderly parents control their money
Chad A. Boaz, CRPC¬Æ
Among the many issues that can arise in dealing with parents who are growing older is when and if they need someone to help them manage their money. The ability to make sound financial decisions is often one of the casualties of old age, but it also can be one of the most sensitive topics facing elderly parents and their adult children. When is the right time to step in and offer help, and what is th...
One of the names in Saturday’s Your Take interviews with Royster students was incorrect. It should have read Austin Strack.
Jamey Johnson part of Coffeyville lineup
COFFEYVILLE — Four fabulous musical acts will be part of this year’s Inter-State Fair and Rodeo in Coffeyville.
Jamey Johnson, songwriter and co-writer of the 2007 CMA Song of the Year, Stoney LaRue, red dirt and country blues singer, Jackson Taylor and the Sinners, and the Jason Savory Band will make up this year’s Music Fest on Sat., August 7 at Walter Johnson Park in Coffeyville.
Johnson, possibly the best known of the three artists, is a ...
David George DeMersseman, 54, of Valdosta, Ga., was shot and killed during a robbery at a Waffle House early Monday in Baton Rouge, La., The Valdosta Daily Times. DeMersseman was on a business trip, and was the sole customer in the restaurant at the time of the robbery. Relatives in Chanute said DeMersseman walked to the Waffle House from his hotel. At 1:20 a.m., a man in a mask went inside the Waffle House to rob it. When the gunman tried...
Area drug bust yields six arrests last Friday
PARSONS — On Friday, after a month-long joint investigation, authorities arrested six adults on a variety of drug and drug related charges in Labette and Neosho Counties.
Arrests were made with help from the Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Parsons Police Department, the Labette County Sheriff’s Department, and the Neosho County Sheriff’s Department.
As part of the ongoing investigation, Gary O’Hara Jr., 36, and Megan Briggs,...
Local businessman dips into
country music management
Local resident and owner of Kirby’s SuperSports, Kirby Stanislaus, rubbed shoulders with the stars at the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas last month. Stanislaus recently joined a small group of business professionals who operate Capstone Artist, a new start up company started by Stan Ross, formerly of Chanute. Capstone is a management company for new and up and coming music artists and currently represents Glen Templeton. ...
HHS 2A State journalism runner-up
Humboldt High School’s journalism students received second place at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s State competition at the University of Kansas on Saturday. Fifteen HHS students competed in 17 different categories. These students placed at the Regional competition in February in order to earn a chance to compete at the State competition. “These students have been great to work with all year,” said Kim Isbell, adviser. “They are ...
Daily 2by2 player
TOPEKA – Carmin Hammans of Parsons has been a faithful 2by2 player for several years and plays the game daily. However, when Hammans matched both RED numbers and both WHITE numbers in the May 1 drawing, winning a $22,000 top prize, he couldn’t believe his good fortune. “I have certain numbers I like to play,” explained Hammans. “I like to watch what numbers come up more frequently. To cover all the bases, I also have the computer pick numb...
Moran man injured
in rollover Saturday
Zachery J. Knight, 19, Moran, was injured Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident two miles west of Moran on U.S. Highway 54.
The Kansas Highway Patrol’s Online Crash Log says Knight was eastbound on U.S. 54 in his 1995 GMC pickup when he crossed the westbound lane and entered the north ditch. The vehicle became airborne and rolled several times, coming to rest right side up in the north ditch.
Knight was taken to the Allen County Hospit...
Fourth graders have big Earth Day
PARSONS — More than 570 fourth grade students and 32 instructors from southeast Kansas gathered in Parsons on Thursday, April 22, for Earth Day 2010. This Earth Day celebration provided an educational experience with the theme “In Agriculture, Every Day Is Earth Day.” Hosting the event were Farm Bureau Associations from Crawford, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, and Wilson counties. A special feature was the mobile dairy classroom brought by th...
— Stephen Wayne Semey filed for divorce from Patricia Mariea Semey on April 26
Tribune Staff Domestic — Stephen Wayne Semey filed for divorce from Patricia Mariea Semey on April 26. — Tammy Hinman filed for divorce from Martin E. Hinman on April 30. Civil — Chase Home Finance, LLC filed mortgage foreclosure papers against Rachel A. Dyson and John Doe on April 29. Chase Home Finance is seeking $56,629.26 plus interest for property at 801 N. Garfield. — Midfirst Bank filed mortgage papers against Mizi Schoenhofer, ...
Open meetings violation alleged by Erie council
Contractor upset that higher bid was selected
ERIE — The Neosho County attorney is investigating an allegation that the Kansas Open Meetings Act was violated during an April 12 executive session of the Erie City Council.
Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan thought she would decide by Friday if KOMA was violated in the closed session that preceded the council’s vote on the construction bids for a street, curb and sidew...
County taking steps
for road closures
Tribune Staff ERIE — Neosho County commissioners will be publishing the proposed road closings included in last Friday’s public hearing after County Engineer William Cook presents them with a legal description of the roads, the Neosho County Commission decided at its Friday meeting. The commissioners last week presented a revised plan for road closures to a section of 230th Road north of the Chanute city limits. Cook last week announced...
RMS students sing at festival
Members of the Royster Middle School Vocal Program, under the direction of Lance Burnett, recently returned from a trip to Pittsburg State University where they participated in the 2010 Mid-America Music Festival.
Ten solos and six small ensembles performed various classical vocal literature with their accompanist, Julia Correll. The RMS Select Ensemble “Vocal Plus” also participated in the large ensemble category.
Students were awarded ratin...
Chanute again designated Tree City USA
For the 31st year, Chanute has been recognized by the non-profit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for its commitment to urban forestry.
The Arbor Day Foundation sponsors the Tree City USA program in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
Chanute earned the honor by meeting the four standards to become a Tree City USA community: having a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, ...