Thayer native to film Homecoming documentary
Tribune staff THAYER — Have you ever wondered how far you could spit a watermelon seed? Welcome to Thayer’s Watermelon Homecoming Fair Kansas USA. Kassie Thornton is directing/producing a documentary about “Watermelon Homecoming.” “Thayer, Kansas, a home to 500 people, illustrates the vanishing small town America,” Thornton said. “Each year the population goes from 500 to 900 in only a weekend. Former residents all come back to the place ...
Best Yet The Best Yet 4-H Club met June 14 to discuss county fair preparations. Elections were held for 4-H royalty candidates. Jillian Taylor and Ethan Kepley were selected as candidates for queen and king. Jade Gardener and Grayson Johnson will be candidates for princess and prince. One vote equals one cent and all money raised goes to the 4-H Council. The club met June 17 to finish painting the hog barn. Volunteers from the club will h...
CASA Charity Golf Tournament on July 25
IOLA — The fourth annual CASA Charity Golf Tournament is planned Saturday, July 25, at Allen County Country Club.
A four-person, flighted scramble will be held and entry fee of $50 includes green fees, cart rental and lunch. Prizes will be awarded.
Men and women players of all ages and skill levels are encouraged to participate. Registration is 7:30 a.m. and tee time 9 a.m.
Pre-registration is encoura...
Historic fire station serves as firefighters’ museum
Kandace Hunt For Kansas Press Association WICHITA — It’s Jan. 10, 1910. Engine House Number Six has just opened. Two horses, Tom and Dick, wait patiently in their stalls for their first fire run. The station’s four firefighters — W.R. Snow, Willie Spenser, Fred Davis and Charles Duffner - could be warming themselves at the potbelly stove or maybe have retired for the night to their bunks on the second floor. But for certain, their red ...
Chanute Police Department
— Rape was reported to have occurred between May 28 and 29 at 200 N. Plummer. The case has been forwarded to the county attorney for charges.
— Misdemeanor intimidation of a witness or victim was reported June 11 at 1500 W. Main. The case has been forwarded to the county attorney for charges.
— Misdemeanor criminal damage to property was reported to have occurred between June 11 and 12 at 19 W. 3rd. Loss is e...
Burglaries strike struggling animal shelter
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun PARSONS — Through the years there have been several break-ins at the Parsons Animal Shelter -- a puppy stolen at Christmas, a digital camera stolen last November. The recent rash of thefts of food from the shelter has its operator Karen Jones seething. “The (Labette County) Sheriff’s Department was out here again yesterday,” she said. “Someone broke in again the night before last -- late Tuesday night. This t...
Trout Fishing in America to perform at Parsons
PARSONS — The public is invited to come together at the Seaton Family Pavilion in Forest Park at 7:30 p.m. Thursday to enjoy four-time Grammy nominees “Trout Fishing in America.”
Shelton Clark in “Acoustic Guitar” said of the family-friendly show: “They play contemporary, acoustic-based music, but they are a throwback to buskers, vaudeville and even old-fashioned medicine shows. Their material ranges from introspective folk and co...
Sunday...Sunny. Highs in the mid 80s.
Sunday night and Monday...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 60s. Highs in the mid 80s.
— Chanute Farmers Market, 8 a
Today, July 18
— Chanute Farmers Market, 8 a.m., Katy Park.
— Blackberry Festival at Summit Hill Gardens, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Live music by Sky Smeed, Missouri Foxt Trotter and goat milking demo, children’s craft tent, soap demo, retail soap shop open. You pick blackberries or we pick for you. Food, pies, fresh produce and refreshments for sale. Directions: From 169 and 35th street, go 3 miles south on 169, turn west on 160th Rd., approximately ...
A child pictured on page 8 of Friday’s Tribune was incorrectly identified as Sydney Kochenderfor. Her last name is actually Wilson.
The Tribune regrets the error.
25 years ago (1984) A Tribune feature focuses on a trapshooting range just outside of Erie. Charles McKinney, 26, opened the range near his store, Guns N Stuff. Volunteer shooting enthusiasts have helped in some of the construction. 50 years ago (1959) A Tribune photograph shows Fred Manley with the wagon and Shetland ponies which Manley likes to drive around town. Friends and neighbors are frequently invited to be passengers. 75 years a...
River restoration project in works
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter IOLA ¬≠— Work is progressing with plans to restore and protect a stretch of the upper Neosho River, the vice chairman of the Neosho Basin Advisory Committee told members at a committee meeting Wednesday afternoon in Iola. “Streambank restoration is extremely expensive,” said Peggy Blackman, committee chairman. The project, the first of its kind on the Neosho River, is aimed at restoring an unbroken corri...
Two Chanute men in rollover crash
Two Chanute men were treated and released after an accident south of Iola on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol’s online crash logs, Billy Leon Key Jr., 45, and Daniel L. Herndon, 49, both of Chanute, were northbound on U.S. 169 at 12:42 p.m. Wednesday in a 1988 Ford Ranger. The report says that when they were about five miles south of Iola, the truck locked its brakes, skidded into the east ditch, roll...
Is that a smile I hear?
Rick Qualls First Baptist Church A smile changes the way you sound. The blind can tell by a person’s voice whether they are smiling or not. So can listeners on the telephone. Smile before you dial. Who would have guessed that you can hear a smile? Your brain “hears” your smile, too. Your facial expressions affect your feelings. For example, when participants in a study were asked to make an angry face, blood flow increased to the han...
25 years ago (1984)
Two students in the Lifetime Learning program at Neosho County Community College have chosen what might be considered surprising areas of study. Helen Roese, 82, is taking computer technology classes, and Pauline Robertson, 74, is studying woodworking.
50 years ago (1959)
A Tribune story and photographs highlights the small business recently started by Reuben Willis. He is building trailers which fold down for towing, but ...
Bamboo fiber part of ‘going green’
Lois Carlson Guest columnist Last week I shared reasons for “going green” and what it means to go green. There were several renewable fibers listed, some which you may have heard of and others that may be completely new. It is interesting to see what our researchers are coming up with to use resources that we have always had available but just haven’t used in the ways they are coming up with. “Going Green” has spurred research into many u...
Blessed Hope VBS planned next week
Blessed Hope Bible Baptist Church, 600 S. Ashby, formerly Hutton Elementary School, announces Vacation Bible School for ages 5-12 to be held July 22-25. This year’s theme is “Just Like Jesus.” Wednesday through Friday will consist of Bible lessons, games, snacks, and crafts from 9 a.m.-noon. A special offering will be taken daily to be given to Evangelist Ken Dean to help purchase Christmas gifts for children and their families in Mexico. A c...
Progress continues on St. Paul school project
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun CHETOPA -- Chetopa USD 505 Superintendent Kim Juenemann shared with the Board of Education this week plans for the St. Paul landscaping around the newly constructed high school. Juenemann also presented plans for the kitchen design, and reported that Design and Drafting has been contacted to create a design for a new athletic building for the baseball/softball fields. St. Paul principal Mark LaTurner shared th...
Blackberry pickin’ and fixins’ on Saturday
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Patsy Smeed is taking the theme of Saturday’s Blackberry Festival to heart. “There’ll be a lot of blackberry foods — freezer jam, pies by the slice or whole, we’re using my grandmother’s recipe for blackberry pudding, blackberry muffins, all kinds of blackberry things,” Smeed said in her garden on Wednesday afternoon. “We also made blackberry soap for the occasion.” Summit Hill Gardens, southwest of Chanute, is...
Legion plans welcome home for Marine
The American Legion Riders Post 170, Chanute, will conduct a short “WELCOME HOME” ceremony during the Old Soldiers and Sailors Parade in Erie on Saturday morning. The welcoming committee will be in honor of U.S.M.C. Sgt. Thomas Corwin, recognizing his service to this great country. George Culbertson said there will be a flag available at the Post in Chanute and during staging for the parade in Erie for al...