Maher appointed to Erie City Council
ERIE — Steve Maher has been appointed to the Erie City Council to replace Councilmember Chris Harris, who submitted his resignation, the council voted at its regular meeting Monday night. The council Monday also approved a $700 donation to the American Legion to go toward the Old Soldiers and Sailors Reunion, approved .0426 fuel adjustment to be added to the May utility billing, tabled a decision concerning an energy consulting agreement wi...
Islands of Hawaii offer diverse climate
When in Hawaii, on the Island of Hawaii, we learned a few interesting statistics. This island is known for its gentle trade winds, warm climate, sunny skies and its volcanoes. It is called the “Orchid Isle.” There are only two seasons: summer and winter. Summer is May-September and winter is October-April. The average winter temperature of the islands is about 80 degrees with temperatures about 75 degrees F. at night. Winds blow from the no...
Cello quartet to perform here on Saturday evening
Classical music, as well as ragtime and jazz will emit from The Rastrelli Cello Quartet in their appearance Saturday at Chanute Memorial Auditorium. The 7 p.m. concert is part of the Chanute Entertainment Series. The four fabulous Russian cellists who live in Germany and who formed their ensemble in 2003, are in the midst of their second tour in the mid section of the United States. In the fall of 2007 they made their tour debut here, playi...
Humboldt receives loan, grant for city hall
Tribune Staff The City of Humboldt has been selected to receive a $200,000 loan and $70,000 grant from USDA Rural Development to go toward construction work at the new city hall building, USDA Rural Development State Director Patty Clark said Tuesday. Humboldt is one of the communities awarded funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Funding is contingent upon the recipient meeting the conditions of the agreement. “We’...
Street painting meant to attract Google
Tribune Staff In another event aimed at drawing attention to Chanute’s bid to become a location for Google’s experimental ultra-high-speed fiber system, the city plans to begin painting a drawing of Google Earth at the intersection of Main and Lincoln Sunday, May 2. City Manager J.D. Lester said the sign would be 30 feet across and painted on the street surface. On the Mac version of Google Earth, Chanute lies at the exact center of the gl...
Mrs. Kansas crown returns to Chanute
Samantha Reinecke has brought back the Mrs. Kansas title to Chanute. And a former Mrs. Kansas, Chanute resident Gina Carlson, played a part in it.
Reinecke was actually crowned Mrs. Kansas in Oklahoma, at Guthrie, on April 17. The Mrs. Kansas Pageant took place in conjunction with the 2010 Mrs. Oklahoma pageant at the Guthrie Scottish Rite Theater.
“It was a great experience,” Reinecke said. “I was grateful my famil...
Suspect previously led Allen County deputies on chase
Officials in Neosho County are still awaiting details on Garrett Cleaver, who was picked up last Thursday in Joplin, Mo., after leading police on a three-hour chase.
Cleaver, 25, Colony, is wanted for manslaughter in Neosho County stemming from a fatal traffic accident on Oct. 9, 2009. Cleaver allegedly crossed the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle. The accident took the life of 51-year-old Joseph Bagnato of ...
Perbeck resigns as
USD 503 superintendent
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun PARSONS — Just days after the regular meeting of the Parsons USD 503 Board of Education, and acceptance of some staff resignations, the board was called into an unanticipated special meeting Thursday night to accept yet another resignation — this one from Superintendent Deborah Perbeck, Ph.D. The board accepted Perbeck’s resignation as superintendent of schools effective June 30. “I’ve been here eight years a...
hits electric pole
Tribune Staff Neosho County Sheriff’s officers responded to an injury accident at 8:41 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of 70th and Ness Roads. According to the accident report, Sonya Harrison, 23, Parsons, was traveling eastbound on 70th Road in her 1998 Pontiac when she lost control of her vehicle. Harrison went into the north ditch and collided with the Ness Road embankment before doing a barrel role, hitting an electric pole and comin...
Art Gallery lists exhibit winners
Chanute Art Gallery, sponsor of the annual Neosho Valley Spring Art Exhibit, has announced the winners. An open house was held on April 4. Brad Wilkerson, art instructor at Neosho County Community College, judged the entries. Twenty-two ribbons were awarded, with Best of Show going to Emily Corbett, Iola, for a charcoal entitled, “Unloved.” The exhibit of 58 works of art will be on view through the month at 17 N. Lincoln. Hours are 11-4 Mo...
Pool discussions to dominate Monday city meeting
Tribune Staff Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Aquatic center matters will highlight discussion at the next Chanute City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The commission is scheduled to consider a proposed joint agreement with the Chanute Recreation Commission for rental of the city-owned Chanute Recreation Center and city-owned ballfields as well as consider a proposal to name the aquatic center after Norma and Keith Maring and a pro...
Suspect wanted for manslaughter in Neosho
County captured in Jasper County, Missouri
A FOX 14 News report Thursday evening said a suspect wanted on manslaughter charges stemming from an October fatal crash in Neosho County has been captured.
On Oct. 9, 2009, Colony resident Garrett Cleaver, 25, was driving southbound in a truck, went left of the center line and struck the mirror of a northbound pickup driven by 31-year-old Chad Warner, Chanute. Cleaver’s vehicle then collided head-on with a northbound car driven...
Too many close calls in highway work zones
Kansas Department of Transportation Close calls happen all too often in highway work zones. “A lady was coming through our work zone on I-70 and she was wiping out all our traffic cones,” said Tony Trower, highway maintenance supervisor in Topeka. “When I got her stopped, she was just 10 feet away from going around the equipment where our employees were working.” Trower has seen his share of inattentive drivers in work zones during his 20...
Tull, CHS/NCCC team state welding champs
Tribune Staff Three Chanute High School senior welding students finished in the top six in the state welding SkillsUSA competition last week in Wichita, while one, Josh Tull, was named state champion and will compete in the national welding competition in Kansas City in June. Because the CHS students -- who are part of the Neosho County Community College welding program -- had three in the top six, the local team was named the state champ...
‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes’ event held
Special to the Tribune
On Saturday, March 27, a statewide walk/run/roll relay titled “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” invited citizens of Kansas to walk, run or roll a route spanning a significant portion of the state. 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 miles; one mile for each of the 4,330 children and adults who currently wait on the State’s D...
St. Paul museum among 8 Wonders finalists
Tribune Staff Three southeast Kansas treasures are counted among the 24 finalists for the 8 Wonders of Kansas History competition, including Fort Scott National Historic site in Fort Scott, lead/zinc mining in Baxter Springs and Galena Museums, and the Osage Mission Museum in St. Paul. The remaining 21 finalists are 1930s dust bowl to gas exploration, Historic Adobe Museum in Ulysses; Black Jack Battlefield in Baldwin City; Boot Hill Museu...
Yates Center man hospitalized after head-on collision near Iola
A head-on collision seven miles west of Iola sent a Yates Center man to Overland Park Regional Hospital on Thursday.
According to the Kansas High Patrol Online Crash Logs, the accident occurred around 4:10 p.m. Yates Center resident Robert L. Osburn, 49, was driving westbound on U.S. 54 Highway in his 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier when he went left of center and struck head-on a 2004 Jeep, driven by Charles P. Dawson, 61, Branson, Mo....
revised plan for
KDWP rep opposed to idea because it would limit river access for fisherman
ERIE -- Neosho County commissioners Friday presented a revised plan for road closures to a section of 230th Road north of the Chanute city limits.
With more than a dozen property owners, Chanute city officials and other interested persons attending the public hearing on the county’s road-closure plans in the area, County Engineer Willi...
St. Paul High names
ST. PAUL — Kolby Carter has been named valedictorian for the graduating class of 2010 at St. Paul High School. Kolby is the son of Coleen and Mike Carter, and grandson of Sharon Kennedy, Donnie Carter and the late Marilyn and Edward Vitt. Kolby is enrolled for the fall semester at Labette Community College where he is majoring in Pre-Medicine. While attending St. Paul High School, Carter completed the State Scholars’ Curriculum and lettere...
Callers part of bloodmobile effort
Tribune staff The volunteer list is lengthy when it comes time to organize a Red Cross bloodmobile visit. One of those jobs is that of the callers, who notify those on the eligibility list to announce the dates and make appointments. Rosemary Sherman, assistant to bloodmobile chair Mary Lou Cooper, said each of the seven callers are responsible for 80 to 90 people in a week’s time. “Then they folow up with reminder calls,” Sherman said. ...