Area residents electronic theft victims
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Imagine the surprise friends of Gary Maxwell of Chanute got late last month when they received this email supposedly sent by Maxwell: “I’m sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it’s just the situation of things right now, we are presently stuck in London, we came down here on vacation. we were robbed, worst of it is that bags, cash and credit cards got stolen at GUN POINT, ...
— Hog Roast fundraiser, 11 a
Today, March 6
— Hog Roast fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The FireEscape Coffee House, 126 W. Main. $5 for Andy Ramsey’s famous shaved pork sandwich, chips and dessert. Drinks $1. Car 431-5815 and pre-order and car hops will bring orders out. Proceeds to Kayla Ramsey’s back to Africa fundraiser. She will be volunteering for 8 months at a day orphanage for street children.
— Chili Supper at Galesburg Community Center, 4 to 8 p.m. $5. Proceeds...
More Shaw Road work to begin on March 15
Drivers who are accustomed to using Shaw Road between Erie and Chanute will have to find an alternate route starting later this month.
The Neosho County Commission learned at its Friday morning meeting that Venture Corp., general contractor for Phase II of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project, plans to close Shaw Road from U.S. Highway 59 to Marshall Road at Shaw starting March 15 to begin work on the project.
Identify theft country’s top consumer complaint
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The number of schemes intended to steal computer users’ passwords and other personal information has risen to the highest levels ever, while identity theft is now the top consumer complaint in the nation. According to a 2009 phishing activity trends report, the number of phishing reports reached a high of 37,165 in May, 7 percent higher than the previous high of 34,758 in October 2008. Phishing is define...
Legos part of CES pilot program
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor The last thing you’d expect to see in a boardroom is a set of Legos. But many businesses are using them to enhance innovation and business performance. Now, the concept is making its way from the boardroom to the classroom. Chanute Elementary is one of only a handful of schools in the United States to be part of a pilot program that puts Legos into kids hands as a learning tool. The Lego Serious Pla...
— Chanute Community Blood Drive, 9 a
Today, March 5
— Chanute Community Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church, 118 N. Forest. call 1 (800) GIVE LIFE (448-3543) to schedule appointment.
— AARP tax-aide assistance, 1 to 4 p.m., Chanute Public Library.
— NCCC presents The Glass Menagerie, 7:30 p.m., Sanders Auditorium.
Saturday, March 6
— Hog Roast fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The FireEscape Coffee House, 126 W. Main. $5 for Andy Ramsey’s famous shaved pork sandwi...
State no smoking ban coming soon
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor A House Bill recently sent to Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson’s desk could further restrict where smokers are allowed to light up. According to a supplemental note on HB 2221, the bill would ban smoking in public places, taxis and limousines, common areas in public and private buildings, within 10 feet of a business’ door or window, and any place of employment. The bill provides for a few exemptions, su...
Not all unclaimed property web sites endorsed by State
On Wednesday Kansas State Treasurer Dennis McKinney warns all residents of southeast Kansans of websites that ask for payment before they can discover if they have any unclaimed cash or property. Many sites such as www.cashunclaimed.com are not sponsored or endorsed by the Kansas State Treasurer’s Office. Theses websites instruct users that 30 days access will cost $11 and automatically renew every 30 days until the subscription is cancelled...
Local chiropractor fundraises for Chanute Community Foundation
“Charity Begins at Home” Terence (Roman comic dramatist), 185 BC - 159 BC. This quote, no matter how ancient, has been a way of life by many people throughout the ages. This is the basic principle of the Chanute Community Foundation and it is raising funds to do just that, help the people here at home and help has been received along the way. The Chanute Community Foundation was formed in 2008 to help the citizens of Chanute, followed by...
Community conversation on rec center takes first step
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor About 80 people took the chance of missing the first few minutes of the University of Kansas/Kansas State University basketball game to tell Chanute Recreation Commission what they would like from their local Rec center. Jeanine McKenna, Emporia, gave her time and energy to facilitate the evening’s activities. McKenna is a colleague with Kansas Public Square Communities. She also serves as president...
LifeSmarts team qualifies for state
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune It’s not the same as studying for a math or science test. Yet a group of senior high students has found they’re good at learning facts about personal finance, technology, the environment, safety, consumer rights and responsibilities. For the second year, a team of five Chanute High School students has qualified for the state LifeSmarts competition. Team members Elizabeth Fehr, Zach Pryor, Alexis Ethr...
Singer Knapp on the road again
Music called and Jennifer Knapp answered.
The Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning Chanute native returns from a seven-year hiatus to co-headline a tour with Derek Webb kicking off on Friday at City Winery in New York City. Her new album, Letting Go, will be released on May 11 and she will also join this summer’s revamped Lilith Fair tour, the first one in 10 years.
“I wasn’t having to spend time convincing anyone ...
Calculators at the ready, MathCounts team heads to state
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune Calculators in hand, four Royster Middle School boys worked out calculus problems as the clock ticked. Eighth graders Jared Coltharp and Alec Brill and seventh graders Michael Churning and Danny Benavides are preparing for the state MathCounts competition to be held Saturday at Salina. The Royster MathCounts team qualified for state last Saturday by placing 3rd at the regional meet at Pittsburg. Danny ...
Report says flakes non-hazardous
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Laboratory tests determined that particulate matter reported in north Chanute Friday was non-hazardous, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said in a statement issued Tuesday. KDHE, Ash Grove Cement Co. and Chanute Fire Department officials responded Friday to reports of what appeared to be flake-like, thin metal parcels in residential areas of north Chanute near Cherry Street. At the time, inv...
Resolution discussed in indecent liberties case
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Parsons attorney Timothy Grillot and Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan are discussing a possible resolution of the case against Chanute resident Harold Harmon, 41. Harmon is accused of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14. Harmon’s alleged victims were 9 and 10 at the time. The alleged incidents occurred between September 2007 and January 2008. A four-day trial in Janu...
The secret life of a pastor
What if your pastor asked you to do his funeral, what would you say? This is the question Rabbi Lewis asked Mitch Albom: “Mitch will you perform my funeral?” Mitch, a non-practicing member of the synagogue, was asked to do his childhood rabbi’s funeral. Mitch decided to do the funeral with the condition they meet once a week. Albom wanted to learn of the rabbi’s heart and faith. Albom’s new book Have a Little Faith describes their convers...
Enrollment more than choosing next year’s classes
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune While many Chanute High School seniors are polishing their scholarship essays, gathering letters of recommendation and making final college visits, the freshman, sophomores and juniors are getting ready to choose what classes they’d like to take next fall. Between now and the end of the school year, students will fill out “wish lists” of classes and meet with CHS counselors in small groups to discuss ...
Day of crafting benefit for Humboldt scholarship
HUMBOLDT — Crafting demonstrations, door prizes and a silent auction will highlight an event to help raise money for the Kathy Young Memorial Scholarship Fund from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Humboldt High School.
Young, who taught at Humboldt High School for 23 years and was a talented crafter, died unexpectedly last year. Her family established the Kathy Young Memorial Scholarship to help Humboldt High School stud...
Girard business destroyed by fire
GIRARD — The Pittsburg Morning Sun reported a fire Tuesday morning on the west side of the Girard city square has destroyed one building and damaged others. Fire officials and city officials announced at a press conference that they would not comment on any potential injuries until the investigation of the fire is complete. The White Elephant has been destroyed, while at least two others have extensive heat and smoke damage: Heidrick’s Appl...