“This is the revelation of God’s love for us, that God sent his only Son into the world that we might have life through him.” — 1 John 4:9, Jerusalem Bible
Blood drives in St. Paul, Chanute next week
Tribune staff There are keys to successful a blood donation. And there are two blood drives in the area next week. The American Red Cross St. Paul/Erie Community Blood Drive is Monday, March 1, from 2 to 7 p.m. in St. Francis Parish Hall, St. Paul. “Your one pint donation can save three lives so they can love and be loved,” said Verl Diskin, organizer. Call 1 (800) GIVE LIFE (448-3543) to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. I...
Federal ruling paves way for Shaw bridge to be built
Construction was put on hold while county worked out easement issues Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A federal agency has ruled that a new bridge over the Neosho River at Shaw may be built within the right-of-way of the current bridge, Neosho County commissioners learned at their meeting Friday. A letter from Eric Banks, state conservationist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service, said the county...
Altoona-Midway Honor Roll
Altoona-Midway 2nd 9 Weeks 3.5 to 4.0 6th grade — Katie Almond, Cloey Burris, Dakota Carter, Molly Dice, Jordyn Graham 7th grade — Savanna Millis, Raydan Nemechek, Ryan Simpson, Lindsay Walker, Ty Walker 8th grade — Caleb DeNoon, Myles Dice, Kayla Drybread, Skyler Morgan, Cynthia Weicht 9th grade — Nikkita Almond, Erica Eagle, Lane Huffman, Nichole LaCrone, Moriel McPherson, Robert VanFossen, Dillon Walker 10th grade — Laura Erbe, Jac...
The Chanute Fire Department and Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) on Friday afternoon were investigating a report of what appeared to be flake-like, thin metal parcels in the north area of Chanute toward Cherry Street. Based on preliminary investigations by KDHE, Ash Grove representatives and investigators from the City of Chanute Fire Department, the material is believed to have been discharged from the Ash Grove stack at ...
CHS journalism qualifies 24 entries to state
The Chanute High School journalism program competed for the first time at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Regional Competition Thursday, Feb. 25 at Pittsburg State University. CHS qualified 24 entries to state which will be held May 1 at the University of Kansas.
“I’m beyond pumped about the results,” said Dustin Fox, journalism adviser. “To have 24 entries qualify for state in our first year of competing is awesome. We had 33 entrie...
Royster-Iola Haiti challenge raises nearly $5,000
Tribune staff A challenge between Royster Middle School and Iola resulted in nearly $5,000 being raised for earthquake victims in Haiti. Royster teacher Dallas Masoner, seventh grade language arts teacher and a Stuco adviser, said the fundraiser began with Penny Wars, organized by the Royster Middle School Student Council. That event raised $984.52. Then the bar was raised. Masoner said a friend of his who he attended Allen County Commun...
Scorsese, DiCaprio team up for another good film
Martin Scorsese is the director of such classic films as “Raging Bull,” “Taxi Driver,” and “The Departed.” When he releases a new film, it’s an event. The results aren’t always masterpieces, but Scorsese has a better track record than just about anyone else in Hollywood. Scorsese is unveiling his 20th feature film, “Shutter Island.” The film, based on the acclaimed novel by Dennis Lehane, marks the fourth straight film Scorsese has made wit...
Humboldt River Park adds fishing dock
HUMBOLDT — Work is continuing on upgrades to the Humboldt River Park, Humboldt City Administrator Larry Tucker said this week.
“Local citizen support on this has been very positive,” Tucker said. “Citizens and volunteers are working on coming up with a lot of good ideas.”
A fishing dock and wall work is nearing completion at the park, situated along the Neosho River on the west edge of Humboldt. Funds for the...
Community Conversation Wednesday on rec facility
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor The Chanute Recreation Commission is in the process of transitioning its programming to the site of the old high school. The public will have an opportunity on Wednesday night to weigh in on changes to existing programs or suggest new ones. A Community Conversation is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday at the old high school’s Ralph Miller Gymnasium. Child care for children third grade and younger will ...
Bake sale to benefit Haiti’s plight
Tribune staff A sermon days after the earthquake in Haiti hit home. Mark McCuistion, pastor at Church of the Nazarene, said he preached a sermon about that time, to pray for Haiti and to help the ravaged nation. One of his parishioners was inspired by that message and wanted to do something, McCuistion said, and she’s working really hard to make it happen. Takako Griffith is organizing a bake sale, Goodies for You — Good for Haiti. It wi...
CHS’ Graham Student Council Advisor of the Year
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor A local Student Council Advisor won a statewide honor during halftime of Tuesday’s boys’ basketball game against Labette County. Karen Graham was honored by the Kansas State High School Activities Association as Kansas Student Council Advisor of the Year. Graham has been a familiar face at Chanute High School for 16 years, starting as a paraprofessional then moving into the office about seven years...
Arnold’s Greenhouse Leader of the Year award winner
MANHATTAN -- Initiative. Innovation. Commitment to rural Kansas. These are key factors that the Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development at Kansas State University seeks when identifying those to be recognized as its annual Leader of the Year award winners.
“We believe this group of rural Kansans has demonstrated outstanding qualities of initiative, innovation, and commitment,” said Doug Brush, chair of the board of directors of the...
Can God use you? You bet! Look who he used in the past. Moses stuttered. God’s call came to Moses when he was 80 years old, a shepherd ready for Social Security. This old sheep-herder was asked to go to the inner sanctum of the greatest power on earth, Pharaoh of Egypt, and demand the release of the Israelite slaves. Moses the stutterer gave the clarion call of Exodus. Jacob was a cheat, a first rate identity thief. As his father Isaac w...
New initiative targets education on early infant crying
Implementing program at NMRMC earns award Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) affects tens of thousands of people every year and costs billions of dollars in care. Understanding increased crying in early infancy and its connection to abuse could help prevent this tragedy. Funding from the Southeast Region Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services has made it possible for the Period of PURPLE Crying¬Æ, an SBS prevention program off...
Book of poetry on universal topics
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor When Dwain Heilig published his first book of poetry, he titled it “uniVERSE.” “It covers a broad spectrum of things,” said the Chanute resident who moved here fulltime in 1999. “It’s universal stuff, not one topic — there are a lot of different topics. I’m hoping there’s a little something for everybody.” Heilig called his book of 50 poems “a slim volume of poetry.” He had previously had a couple of pieces pu...
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Claim lost or forgotten cash at Neosho County Community College
Kansas State Treasurer Dennis McKinney’s office is currently holding more than $200 million worth of unclaimed property for the rightful owners or their heirs.
As a part of the Treasurer’s “Unclaimed Property Returns” tour, Treasurer McKinney and staff members will be traveling throughout the area talking about and searching for Kansans’ unclaimed property. Treasure...
Grant to go toward Erie drainage improvements
ERIE — A grant agreement with the Kansas Department of Commerce was signed Monday night by the Erie City Council.
The council approved the agreement for $207,140 to go toward drainage improvements to Third Street. In addition, the council approved an agreement for $20,000 with Hosack Community Planning and Development Services for grant administration.
In other action at Monday night’s meeting, the council:
• Approved purchase of landlocked p...
Petition filed to reverse Sunday beer sale vote
Resident says decision was made at a special meeting with no public input
THAYER — The Thayer City Council plans to meet soon to determine its next step after a Thayer woman successfully undertook a petition drive against the council’s decision in December to allow Sunday beer sales in the city.
“We’ll need to decide something pretty quick,” Thayer Mayor Stan Wheeler said Tuesd...
Lesson on macademia nuts learned in Hawaii
When you visit Hawaii, one of the foods you find in abundance are the macademia nuts. You can purchase them in chocolates, in cans, which are available in a variety enhanced flavors and in a variety of desserts and other dishes. You might say they are used, almost like many of us use peanuts. However, the two are quite different. Actually, the macadamia nut has been around for thousands of years. We think of macadamia nuts as a Hawaiian nut...