Signup deadlines approach for CRC leagues
“It’s that time again!” said Andrea Kelly, program director at Chanute Recreation Commission.
Sign up today for Youth fall sports; Flag Football, Soccer, and Volleyball. The deadline is Friday, August 24 and the cost is $20 for each.
Organize a team and sign up for Women’s Volleyball. The deadline to sign up is Friday, August 31. The cost is $112.50 and the games will start the end of September.
“Come out and cheer on the participants of the ...
NuWa puts deadline on new RV orders
NuWa Industries, Inc. of Chanute has notified customers on its website (www.nuwa.com) that the company will not be accepting build orders for new custom RV’s after Sept. 15 (present lead time 12 weeks.)
The letter stated that the production department is operating at a loss, and that winter months do not provide enough business to continue operating production and retaining staff.
The intent is to complete orders in house by Christmas, and...
County residents urged to log on for CodeRed
The Neosho County Sheriff’s Office along with the Chanute Police Department will be utilizing the CodeRed Emergency Notification System on Monday, August 20 at 11 a.m. to call the entire area of Neosho County to promote the CodeRed Weather Warning system, an automated severe weather alerting service
Byron Shultz, Neosho County Sheriff Office emergency management, said the message being delivered directs recipients to the county website or the...
Nine new teachers in USD 413 this year
Classes will begin for Chanute USD 413 on Thursday, August 16. Here is an introduction to the new teachers in the district:
Patty Small, teaching Title I Reading, has 14 years of experience in USD 413 and two years in Wichita USD 259. She graduated from Pittsburg State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education. She has received certification in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. She is excited for the u...
County talks road issues
Road issues were the topic at the regular meeting Friday of the Neosho County Commission.
Commissioner Hugo Spieker moved to place a Stop Ahead sign on both sides of U.S. 169 Hwy. on 60th Road for traffic approaching the highway. It was approved.
County Engineer William Cook prepared a Notice to Vacate Roads for the commissioners to consider. The roads being considered for vacation are 240th Road between Scott Road and Trego Road, and Shawnee...
NCCC board reorganizes registration department
At their August regular meeting, the Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees held a budget hearing where members of the community were given an opportunity to comment on the published mill levy request.
There were no speakers, and the budget was approved as published.
The board also approved raises for all Federal TRIO grant employees as part of STARS, Talent Search, and Upward Bound.¬†This is a standard raise of $625 and 1.5 perc...
Blue Star Mothers to collect donations at Thayer Homecoming
When her son deployed overseas, Becky Wheatley sent a care package on a regular basis.
But when Army Specialist Joshua Wheatley informed his mother that many of his fellow soldiers never received a thing, Becky decided to take action.
“One guy didn’t even get a card on his birthday,” Wheatley recalled.
With that in mind, Wheatley formed a southeast Kansas chapter of the Blue Star Mothers.
“I knew there were a lot ...
Project 17 gets $715,000 boost
Chanute and Neosho County are a part of a $715,000 matching federal grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development and U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration. The Kansas Department of Commerce said the grant is an initiative to spur investment, economic development and job growth in a 17-county region in southeast Kansas.
The “Together We Succeed: Southeast Kansas Economi...
Overview of insurance coverage options for individuals and employers under the Affordable Care Act
Planning and Development Director
Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center
The Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) has provided you with greater access to health insurance. While details of this 1,300-page law continue to roll-out, you and your family can begin learning about options for health insurance coverage beginning in 2014.
The ACA creates a new marketplace called a Health Insurance Exchange (or simply an Exchange) wher...
Chanute 413 readying for opening doors
At its regular August meeting, the USD 413 school board approved the budget for the 2012-2013 school year.
“The tax mill levy for USD 413 will decrease slightly but is relatively flat compared to the 2011-2012 school year,” Superintendent James Hardy said.
The approved budget must be delivered to the Kansas Department of Education by August 25.
Superintendent Hardy complimented the summer work crews who get the ...
JW Games & Movies opens in Iola
IOLA — Iola now has a video game store.
JW Games & Movies opened an Iola location August 1.
Owner Patrick Everett said the first location opened as JW Collectibles in Ottawa in June 2009. The store originally carried video games, comic books and DVDs. In 2010 it began adding arcade machines as well. Many of those items have since been pared down.
JW Games & Movies opened a Gardner location in February, with the Iola location bringing the tota...
King projected winner; Bideau wins House seat
In Tuesday’s primary election two local Republicans were attempting to get back into offices they had held before and another was pitted against a colleague who was now a foe because of redistricting.
The winners of the Republican side in the primary will fill the seats because there is no opposition from Democrats in the general election.
It looks like Jeff King, R-Independence, defeated Senator Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, in a race to return...
Jesse Jackon Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast August 31
“It is nearly time for one of our very favorite events – the annual Jesse Jackson Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast,” said Jane Brophy, executive director of the Chanute Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism.
The event will be held on Friday, August 31, at 7 a.m. at the NCCC cafeteria.
Featured speaker this year will be Marvin Johnson. During his time as superintendent of USD 413, he worked with Jesse Jackson in many ways.
“Dr. Johnson is an enter...
Summer heat takes toll on lawn care business
High temperatures can make it difficult to run a business where most of the work is done outside.
Steve Finley, owner of Finley’s Lawn Care of Fredonia, said the heat can make it tough to do business.
“If we don’t mow we don’t make money,” he said.
Finley’s does about 65 percent of its business in Chanute. Finley said they have some corporate accounts and are paid per season, but most of their business is per mowi...
2012 4-H livestock premium sale results
ERIE — Ninety-four 4-Hers sold an animal during the 2012 4-H Livestock Premium Sale at the Neosho County Fair on July 30. The sale grossed $52,000. The following is a list of the 4-Hers who sold livestock, their ribbon placing, animal species and the premium buyer.
MaKayla LaRue – Grand Champion Market Lamb – Community National Bank; Hunter Pollman – Grand Champion Feeder Beef – Exchange State Bank; Ethan Gough – Grand Champion Meat Goat – Ka...
NMRMC receives national recognition
Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center (NMRMC), Chanute, has added to its lists of awards.
The Chanute facility has been recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as a center of excellence in rural America for its quality improvement efforts.¬†
NMRMC is a small, 25-bed critical access hospital, serving a predominately low-income, rural population. Its recognition stems from NMRMC’s top 10 percent rankin...
Thayer Christian Church VBS tries something new
THAYER — About 188 people have been involved in Thayer Christian Church’s Vacation Bible School this week.
While Thayer Christian Church has done VBS every year for a long time, this year they are trying something new, said Gayla Garretson, who is in charge of the VBS this year..
“This is the first time we’ve done an age integrated Bible school,” she said.
Many churches break down VBS by age ranges or grades. This year,...
Commission finalizes work on proposed budget
ERIE— Finding ways to trim the proposed 2013 budget occupied much of Friday morning’s weekly meeting of the Neosho County Commissioners.
The commissioners and Rodney Burns, Schlotterbeck & Burns, LLC, spent more than two hours going over the budget and attempting to find areas to cut.
After examining a first draft a week ago, the commissioners continued to look for areas to trim on Friday.
“We have to cut expendit...
Chanute woman dies in motorcycle crash
A Chanute woman, Tina Dixon, 42, died in a motorcycle crash 1:46 a.m. Wednesday at U.S. 169 and Oregon Road, approximately one mile northeast of Iola.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2011 Ford Focus driven by Savannah Stoneking, 18, Valley Center, was eastbound on Oregon Road and a 2004 Honda driven by William Hegwald, 45, Chanute, and passenger, Dixon, was southbound on U.S. 169. Vehicle one started to make a left turn in front of ...
Chanute Community Theatre starts new season
The Chanute Community Theatre is ready to start the new season with a production during Artist Alley weekend.
Community Theatre spokesperson Staci Cunningham said the season usually runs August through May
“This year our season is called celebrating the family,” she said.
The first show will be “Blues Clues Live! The Most Spectacular Place.” It will run Sept. 28, 29 and 30 at the Memorial Auditorium. Cunningham ...