Ash Grove proposes road closing on Seventh Street
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Representatives from Ash Grove Cement Company approached the Neosho County Commission last Friday about permanently closing a stretch of Seventh Street between Brown and Anderson Roads. Ash Grove owns the property in the area for a quarry which contains enough limestone to carry the company out about another 15 to 20 years. The property also contains enough shale to mine for several decades. “Ther...
Summer seems to be going fast — school will be starting before you know it. Reunions are a big part of summertime, and Buffalo has had some this month. The Robinson family had a big three-day weekend party July 17-19 at Fall River to honor their mother Edna Robinson’s 88th birthday. Siblings Jerry, George, Gary, Wayne. Dixie, Pauline, Jane, and Vicki were on hand, as well as many grandkids from Chanute, Wichita and New York. Dusty Haney as ...
Working in Greensburg experience long remembered
Stu Butcher Tribune editor The rebuilding of Greensburg after the devastating tornado of May 4, 2007 has had an indelible impact on a lot of people, including Chanute resident Brian Fairchild. As part of Facility Equipment & Supply Company, he took part in the maintenance and deactivation of FEMAville, a colony of 350 trailers. And that effort was documented as part of a Discovery Channel episode about the two-year anniversary of the ...
Main Street Chanute looking for volunteers
Tonight from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Cornish Wireline, volunteers will be stringing lights of the Christmas Card Lane decorations. Each Tuesday the group will gather at the same place and same time to replace the lights until the project is done. Everyone is welcome.
Hunter ed classes scheduled online
PRATT — For most hunters, late summer is the time when thoughts turn to fall hunting seasons, which begin ...
County pares budget to 1.9 mill increase
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor ERIE — Through hard work, discussion and finagling, the Neosho County Commission managed to whittle down the budget enough so that the county’s mill levy will only have to increase 1.9 mills. After the budget was approved during Friday’s regular meeting, Commissioners Donnie Yarnell and Hugo Spieker said they had expected the increase to be between four and six mills. Rodney Burns, with the Schlotterb...
Chanute Senior Citizens
The Chanute Senior Citizens met at the center, 1717 W. main, on Thursday, July 23, for its monthly birthday dinner honoring all members whose birthdays were in July. Those honored were Esther Dayhoff, Virginia Denton and Flora Erickson.
Thirty-five members attended the meeting.
New officers for the year are Golda Mae Richter, president; Neal Heilman, vice president; Flora Erickson, secretary; Linda Maxwell, treasurer; ...
Scripture of the Day
“He that does not love has not come to know God, because God is love. By this the love of God was made manifest in our case, because God sent forth his only-begotten Son into the world that we might gain life through him. The love is in this respect, not that we have loved God, but that he loved us and sent forth his Son as a propitiatory sacrifice for our sins.” — 1 John 4:8-10, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
Sunday...Mostly sunny. Highs near 90. Lows 65 to 70. Monday...Mostly sunny. Highs near 90. Lows 65 to 70. Tuesday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.
The following couples filed marriage licenses this week:
— Robert David Weilert, 32, Humboldt, and Erin Jo Kepley, 28, Chanute.
— Donald Ray Simmons, 52, and Nancy Jane Kitch, 43, both of Chanute.
The following couples petitioned Neosho County District Court for divorce:
— Brian D. and Carla Brooks.
— Kellie and Brandon Bratcher.
— April J. and Dean Westendorf.
A familiar face around the Chanute Tribune has been named Publisher of the newspaper. Shanna Guiot, who started her journalism career as a community reporter, will take the reins effective immediately.
“I am looking forward to taking on this leadership role, at the newspaper as well as in the community,” said Guiot. “It is so important that the two are closely intertwined and mutually supportive.”
Guiot moved to Chanute from Oregon in 1984 an...
Chanute resident a success at Mrs.
Kansas pageant at Manhattan Arts
Chanute High School English teacher Samantha Reinecke has a taste for pageants. And Mrs. Kansas is one she will most likely return to.
The event was held Saturday, July 18 at the Manhattan Arts Center. Reinecke was 2nd runnerup and earned the Most Beautiful Smile award, receiving a plaque and trophy.
“It was a really, really good time and I’m really excited to go back. I’ll definitely go back again next year.”
The 23-year-old ha...
Chanute Police Department Reports — Felony burglary and misdemeanor theft were reported to have occurred between July 4 and 5 at 106 S. Rutter. Loss is estimated at $501 in cash and prescription medication. — Felony cruelty to animals was reported to have occurred between July 3 and 7 at 527 N. Central. Loss is estimated at $500 for a white male Shitzu. — Felony burglary and theft were reported to have occurred between July 6 and 7 at 11...
— Chanute Farmers Market, 8 a
Today, July 25 — Chanute Farmers Market, 8 a.m., Katy Park. — 8th annual SEK Down Syndrome Society 18-hole, 4-person scramble, Prairie Ridge Golf Course, Erie. — Another Day for Aday Poker Run, 8 a.m. breakfast, 9 a.m. sign-in, 10 a.m. departure, Girard American Legion. For information, 724-9285 or 423-1125. — Fourth annual CASA Charity Golf Tournament, Allen Country Country Club. $50 per person. Contact Aimee Daniels 365-1448 or 212-425...
25 years ago (1984) Big Creek Township has re-instated fire protection with the Chanute Fire Department. The township had allowed its contract to lapse, but put it back into effect after a structure fire to which the CFD declined to respond because the contract was not in force. 50 years ago (1959) Boyd Burns, president of the Chanute Country Club, announced today that the club’s members and stockholders have voted to spend more than $70,...
St. Patrick final enrollment August 5 St. Patrick Catholic School Final Enrollment will be Wednesday, August 5. Parents of St. Patrick School and PSR Students, as well as the student are asked to meet in the church at 6 p.m. Meet Father Gorges and Mr. Brownfield, principal. Food, fun and fellowship will be from 6 - 8 p.m. St. Patrick Students should bring backpack to load desks that night. Enrollment, paperwork, and fees will be completed ...
Pool builder decision
on city’s Monday agenda
Contract with design-build team will include a clause allowing $5,000 penalty per day for late completion Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Discussion about the city’s new swimming pool will dominate the regularly scheduled commission meeting on Monday night. At the June 22 City Commission meeting, the commissioners ranked the three bidding design-build firms in order of preference. McCownGordon Construction/SFS Architecture ...
Saturday...Partly sunny with a chance of storms. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the mid 60s. Sunday through Monday...Partly cloudy. Highs near 90. Lows in the mid 60s.
Thayer City Council
Council present for the June 8 meeting were: Harold John, Janet Rehmert, Stan Wheeler Tony Vining and Bill Vining.
Janet Rehmert told the council that she had talked to Holly Powers about doing a grant for sewer and streets. Holly told Janet that they do have an LMI grant but Thayer has already tried to get this grant but didn’t qualify because it takes at least 51 percent of the people in the moderate income bracket and Holly feels that Tha...
Solis announces stimulus funds to train workers
The Associated Press U.S. Labor Secretary Hilda Solis said Tuesday that $220 million in federal stimulus funds will be disbursed to programs across the country to train workers in health care and other high-growth industries. Tuesday was the first day that training programs could begin applying for the money through the Labor Department. Solis unveiled the plan during a tour of the Shawnee County Health Agency’s Community Health Center and...
Resident to mark her 100th birthday
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Being a 100 years young is not a challenge for Chanute resident Ann Fairbanks Bell, other than her rehabilitations for broken bones. She has lived in her own home with exception when she broke her hip about 20 years ago, another time when she fell and cracked ribs and in her latest calamity, an injured pelvis. “If we could just keep her on her feet,” said Kay Galt, Bell’s niece. Bell is currently residing at H...