City budget work session on July 30
The Chanute City Commission will hold a budget work session on Thursday, July 30 at 7 p.m. in the Alliance Room located on the third floor of the Memorial Building.
Aday Poker Run kicks off in Girard
What is to be an annual event, the first Another Day for Aday Poker Run will be held Saturday, July 25. The memorial event is in honor of Gerald Aday, who passed earlier this summer. All vehicles are welcome. ...
25 years ago (1984) A traditional photo in the Tribune shows rows of kettles hanging near the courthouse in preparation for the annual bean feed. Jerry Sears, in charge of this year’s bean feed, said the recipes calls for 1,500 pounds of beans, 100 pounds of bacon and 20 pounds of onions. He said the beans will cook all afternoon. 50 years ago (1959) A Tribune photo shows manufacturing equipment being moved to Churchill’s new building at...
to become CUSD
101 middle school
difficult but it is in
the best interest of
the whole district
ERIE — After five years of traumatic changes, and making positive strides towards the future, extreme state funding cuts again placed Erie CUSD 101 in the position of having to make another serious decision — whether to end operation of its K-8 charter school in Galesburg.
“If they cut our money we are forced to make a decision we don...
Van Meteren appeals for legal expense reimbursement
Attorneys for Kris Van Meteren, campaign spokesman for Iris Van Meter in the race with incumbent Sen. Dwayne Umbarger in the primary race for the 14th District state Senate seat last August, have addressed the Kansas Governmental Ethics Commission.
Caleb Stegall, lead attorney for the Topeka businessman, faxed a formal demand letter to the Commission and Attorney Ryan Kriegshauser, who represented Van Meteren during the hearing ...
VFW Ladies Auxiliary The Ladies Auxiliary to the VFW Post 1654 met July 13 at the Post Home. The meeting was called to order by President Madonna Cully and officer’s role was taken with one absent. Seven members were present and opening ceremonies were performed. Committee reports are as follows: Jackie Woods, Americanism: Continue to fly your flags and wear your colors proudly. Madonna Cully, Buddy Poppy: A project is in the works for the...
— Community Corrections & Juvenile Justice Administration Advisory Board of the 31st Judicial District, 7:30 a
Today, July 23 — Community Corrections & Juvenile Justice Administration Advisory Board of the 31st Judicial District, 7:30 a.m., jury room of the Chanute Judicial Center, 102 S. Lincoln. — Chalk Drawing in the Pocket Park, 10 a.m., Chanute Public Library. — Teen Crafts and Music Madness, 3 p.m., Chanute Public Library. — Birthday party and bingo, noon, Senior Center, 1717 W. Main. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521...
Humboldt Biblesta hog roast
Close to 300 people attended Saturday night’s hog roast. The Deliverance Singers performed for the crowd.
Iola band to perform
Iola Municipal Band will give a concert on the Humboldt city square at 7 p.m. Friday. Bring your lawn chairs and spend the evening enjoying the music.
July 23 - Rebuilding the Public Square meeting, 6:30 p.m., City Hall.
July 25 - Womens weight lifting and stretching, 8:30 a.m., HH...
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor The Crusin’ 4 Bargains Show & Shine Car Show has added a new class, the POS (junk car) class. Classic cars and junk cars will be on display on the corner of Main and Highland Friday night, beginning at 6 p.m. The car show is in conjunction with the annual downtown Chanute sidewalk sale. Dash plaques, sponsored by McKinney Motors, will be given to the first 50 cars. Prizes will be awarded by Bumper to Bumper...
reduced to $100k
Assistant Managing Editor
An attorney for Dana J. Guilford, 24, successfully argued for a reduction in bond from $150,000 cash or surety to $100,000 cash or surety during a Tuesday court appearance.
Randy L. Huckey, 29, Fall River, has a parole hold from the Department of Corrections so his attorney did not ask for a bond reduction.
According to Director of Public Safety Sam Budreau, on July 1 officers were dispatched in referen...
Become fan of Main Street Chanute on Facebook Last Thursday, Main Street Chanute launched several promotions on Facebook. Since then, more than 250 people have subscribed to the Main Street Chanute page. What’s bringing these people to Facebook? Perhaps it’s the information. Maybe it’s the connectedness. But most likely its the media, cash competitions, and coupons. Main Street Chanute has uploaded photographs and video recordings. Were yo...
Triplets born at Johnson Hospital make history
Family reunion held at Walnut Recreation Center on Saturday Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor In the early 1930s, the chances of a mother and her triplets surviving a Cesarean section were very low. But Leila Norris and sons Chuck, Raymond and Harold defied the odds and now the boys are the oldest living triplets born in the state of Kansas. “There’s a lot of triplets that were born but they are not all in Kansas and they are...
Commission takes steps on finalizing budget
to be reduced
by five mills for
Assistant Managing Editor
City Manager J.D. Lester came to Chanute in September 2008, after the 2009 budget was already complete. He has spent the last few weeks becoming accustomed to the city’s budget and trying to get a more accurate accounting of the city’s financial situation.
Lester went through his findings at a work session Monday night with the city commission.
BBBS expands to Neosho
Kansas is a pilot program in the USA to have Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations available in all counties of the state. Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters is expanding into Neosho County by partnering with the agency in Allen County. The Allen County Agency is in its fifth year of service with Jacquelyn Smith, Iola, being the program director.
“We will be starting this service in Neosho County with the help of our board mem...
Graduate grows up working on classic car
Stu Butcher Tribune editor Garrett Sharp got an early taste of the classic car bug. “My Dad’s always been into cars,” said the 2009 graduate of Chanute High School. “I first remember him working on a ‘36 Ford pickup and going to swap meets in Lawrence and Wichita when I was real little.” Sharp drove his renovated Camaro to the first day of school in his sophomore year. “It was awesome. I was really excited,” he said. But he was protecti...
NAP Application closing date Sept
NAP Application closing date Sept. 1 MANHATTAN — Jack A. Salava, acting State Executive Director for the Kansas Farm Service Agency, reminds producers that Sept. 1 is the application closing date for certain crops under the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). Crops eligible for NAP benefits are limited to those not insurable in the county and are produced for food or fiber. Sept. 1 is the final date to pay the applicable ser...
25 years ago (1984) ERIE - A Tribune photo shows Ruth McKinney in front of her new motel alongside US 59 in Erie. 50 years ago (1959) The new building at 206 N. Lincoln, built to house the Chanute Production Credit Association, is ready for occupancy. Tribune photographs show the exterior of the building, and an inside shot of employees Audrey Zimmerman and Margaret Youngberg. 75 years ago (1934) Use of the municipal airport is increas...
Buffalo church appreciates fund-raiser support The Buffalo United Methodist Church would like to thank everyone who supported our enchilada fund-raiser for the New Albany United Methodist Church, which was destroyed in the May 8 storm. Without your support, our fund-raiser would not have been so successful. Again, we thank you for sharing what you have with those in need. Marilyn Millikan Church secretary
Chanute Rotarians roll up their sleeves
interested in doing
Assistant Managing Editor
A little more than a week ago a group of people could be seen wandering the halls of the Chanute Public Library with paint rollers and cleaning supplies. What were they doing?
“The club is starting to focus on some community projects such as the library. We kind of viewed the library as kind of the front door to our community,” said Chanut...
CASA golf tourney
scheduled for Saturday
Court Appointed Advocates for Children (CASA) is hosting a charity golf tournament as a fund raiser for its program The tournament will be held on Saturday, July 25, at the Allen County Country Club outside Iola.
The celebrity host is District Court Judge Daniel Creitz. Tee time is 9 a.m., sign-ups start at 7:30 a.m.
It will be a four-person scrambled, flighted, tournament. Men, women and mixed teams can play and women may use the optional tee...
Historical, sacred preservation under way at church
Special to the Tribune The cornerstone of First Presbyterian Church dates the large stone structure’s beginning in 1909. The beautiful windows that tower above the streets were part of that original creation. After 100 years, it is time that some pretty extensive care be given to those windows so they will be around for another hundred years, hence their removal over several days during the past week. Wade Walchak, owner of Sentimental Art G...