Longtime Chanute business- man dies
A familiar face on Chanute’s Main Street has passed. Boyd Lee Burns, 82, longtime Chanute realtor and insurance agent, died Friday at Chanute Healthcare Center. He had Parkinson’s disease and after suffering a fall in December, breaking his pelvis and hip, did not recover after surgery in early April.
He began his business career in Chanute in 1953 and soon after began a lifelong friendship with Dr. Richard Good, a ...
Royster’s Vocal Plus tours Chanute
Special to the Tribune
A whirlwind tour of Chanute by Royster Middle School’s Vocal Plus students served several purposes.
“It gave them four extra performances before we went to a competition,” said director Lance Burnett. “On top of that it was a great way to present them to the community.”
The students gave morning and afternoon performances at the elementary school, sang at Chanute Healthcare and at Royster Middle School. W...
Chanute High School 2010 awards
Awards from this week’s assembly at Chanute High School: ASHLEY CLINIC LIFE SCIENCE AWARD — Abigail Neeley COATES FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP — Allie Mikulka JUAN L. HIDALGO MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP — Lucas Tabares, Bethany Franke ELLIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP — Ann Hutchison THELMA ROE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP — Justin Lawrence, Cody Parden, Chelsey VanGotten, Rebecca Woodard, Kristin Wright,, Carol Ann Westendorf POST ROCK WORKING STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP...
Chanute ranks eighth in
of Google project
David’s sling shot might have a few rocks left, at least when it comes to Chanute’s David-and-Goliath effort to attract Google to construct an experimental ultra-high-speed fiber optics system in the city.
According to Fiber for All, a website sponsored by Verizon promoting fiber optics, Chanute ranks eighth of all the cities entered in terms of community support, based on the ...
CUSD 101 discusses construction on old EHS
ERIE — Discussions on the future conversion of the old Erie High School building into an elementary school was the main focus of the Erie CUSD 101 Board of Education this week in its regular meeting.
Clark Simpson with PBA Architects shared different options with the board.
The first option consists of new construction to include adding additional classrooms with two Federal Emergency Management Agency safe rooms. Included in this...
CHS journalism wins state awards
Assistant Managing Editor
Chanute High School can add two more lines to its resum√©: Two-time winner of the All-Kansas competition and third place in Kansas Scholastic Press Association for The Comet.
About half of the 31 students in the CHS journalism class qualified to submit entries to KSPA. Of those, eight placed at the state competition out of 44 teams who entered the contest, including Courtney Bailey, first in Advertising...
City, nonprofits talk about additional funding for the year
Commission discusses possible financial assistance to entities that have fund raising activities Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter With the weaker economy, Chanute non-profit agencies’ funding needs are being stretched. The Chanute City Commission conducted a work session Wednesday evening to discuss allocations for the remainder of 2010 to groups ranging from the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum to Faith House. “I am glad to see eve...
YC duo nabbed for BB gun incidents
IOLA — A tip to the Iola Police Department led to the arrest of two suspects charged with shooting out vehicle windshields with a BB gun on the Allen County Community College campus over the weekend, the Iola Register reported.
Devon Shaffer, 20, and Cory Hedstrom, 18, both of Yates Center, were arrested shortly after midnight Saturday while shooting out street lights on the 400 block of South Washington Str...
Signs of a joyful mind
What would you do to increase joy?
The Bible says, “the joy of the Lord is my strength”. Joy feeds our hope and fuels our faith. Joy is the delight of love.
Our thoughts profoundly influence joy. Here are signs of a joyful mind.
Joy increases when we stop competing and comparing ourselves with others.
As a young adult I competed with everyone. I competed for grades, for fast cars, and playing musical instruments. I was elated with winning, d...
Midwest Raceway: Urbana
Special to the Tribune
With the sun out and the wind blowing strong, it made for a dry, one-lane race track which also meant action packed racing Sunday at Midwest Raceway. In the 5-8 class, Trey Stipp continued his winning streak. After getting off to a bad start with his kart breaking in the heat race resulting him starting tail back in the feature race, Stipp was able to make it to the front and run a flawless race. Second pla...
Fundraiser tea for Faith House on Saturday
She felt like she was “stranded in a town,” but she discovered, “When life kicks you in the teeth and you need a hand up, Faith House is a good place.”
A program for homeless individuals or families, Chanute’s shelter at 1531 S. Evergreen opened its doors on Nov. 29, 2008. It served its purpose when ”Tammy” needed assistance.
“They put a roof over my head,” Tammy said of Faith House. A veteran, she was directed to t...
Kansas House to renew budget quest
John Milburn Associated Press Writer TOPEKA (AP) — A coalition of Kansas House Democrats and moderate Republicans prepared Wednesday to try their luck at pushing through a budget for fiscal year 2011. The group succeeded Tuesday in stymieing a plan preferred by House Republican leaders that proposed spending $13 billion-plus starting July 1. The coalition said it would trot out its own plan Wednesday when the chamber reconvened. Democrat...
Cleaver returned to Neosho County
Garrett Cleaver, who is charged with vehicular manslaughter in the October death of New Jersey resident Joseph Bagnato, arrived in Neosho County late Tuesday and appeared before Chief Judge Timothy Brazil Wednesday afternoon.
Cleaver, 25, Colony, was arrested in Joplin, Mo., in late April after leading police on a three-hour chase.
KOAM TV reported that Kansas authorities believe Cleaver was on drugs when he crossed the center l...
Board approves list of budget reductions
Possible cost-saving measures prioritized over the last month by leadership team, staff, community Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor The board of Chanute’s USD 413 met for a work session in mid-April to discuss and prioritize a list of possible budget cuts if the district were to lose more state funding. Superintendent Steve Parsons presented the final prioritized list to the board during Tuesday night’s meeting and the board approv...
Erie Council admits to KOMA violation at April meeting
Members agree to
proposal to attend
a training session
The Erie City Council has admitted it violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act in a meeting last month and agreed to attend a training session on the open meetings act.
At a special meeting Monday evening, the council agreed to Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan’s assertion that it violated the KOMA during an April 12 meeti...
Helping elderly parents control their money
Chad A. Boaz, CRPC¬Æ
Among the many issues that can arise in dealing with parents who are growing older is when and if they need someone to help them manage their money. The ability to make sound financial decisions is often one of the casualties of old age, but it also can be one of the most sensitive topics facing elderly parents and their adult children. When is the right time to step in and offer help, and what is th...
One of the names in Saturday’s Your Take interviews with Royster students was incorrect. It should have read Austin Strack.
Jamey Johnson part of Coffeyville lineup
COFFEYVILLE — Four fabulous musical acts will be part of this year’s Inter-State Fair and Rodeo in Coffeyville.
Jamey Johnson, songwriter and co-writer of the 2007 CMA Song of the Year, Stoney LaRue, red dirt and country blues singer, Jackson Taylor and the Sinners, and the Jason Savory Band will make up this year’s Music Fest on Sat., August 7 at Walter Johnson Park in Coffeyville.
Johnson, possibly the best known of the three artists, is a ...
David George DeMersseman, 54, of Valdosta, Ga., was shot and killed during a robbery at a Waffle House early Monday in Baton Rouge, La., The Valdosta Daily Times. DeMersseman was on a business trip, and was the sole customer in the restaurant at the time of the robbery. Relatives in Chanute said DeMersseman walked to the Waffle House from his hotel. At 1:20 a.m., a man in a mask went inside the Waffle House to rob it. When the gunman tried...
Area drug bust yields six arrests last Friday
PARSONS — On Friday, after a month-long joint investigation, authorities arrested six adults on a variety of drug and drug related charges in Labette and Neosho Counties.
Arrests were made with help from the Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force, the Parsons Police Department, the Labette County Sheriff’s Department, and the Neosho County Sheriff’s Department.
As part of the ongoing investigation, Gary O’Hara Jr., 36, and Megan Briggs,...