Rumor stirs pot at city meeting
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Scarcely an hour after Mayor Ed Cox prayed for more civility in Chanute public life, Chanute city commissioners vented after Commissioner Jim Chappell Monday night questioned two fellow commissioners about why they weren’t at last Monday evening’s special commission meeting. “I just want to clear up some rumors,” said Chappell, whose absences from meetings earlier this year stirred some letters to the edi...
McKinney touts record in bid for re-election
Stu Butcher Tribune editor Dennis McKinney, incumbent in the race for State Treasurer, is confident he has done a lot while in office. “The main thing we stress is our record,” McKinney said during a stop at The Tribune. “I have lead by example.” His first ac-tion after taking office was to reduce his salary 4 percent. “We need to cust costs and do things better,” McKinney said. By cutting his and the assistant treasurer’s salaries along...
— Neosho County Health Departent walk-in flu clinics, 9 a
Today, Oct. 26 — Neosho County Health Departent walk-in flu clinics, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., 320 E. Main. — Chanute bloodmobile, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Church of the Nazarene, 14th and Plummer. — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. — GriefShare recovery seminar and support group, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1202 W. Main. Child care provided (upon request) through 5th grade. — Susan Rieke o...
Strong City man fatality in U.S. 75 acident
Tribune Staff A Strong City man died Friday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on U.S. 75 about five miles north of Yates Center, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. Robert O. Hensley, 53, died as a result of injuries received when the 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck in which he was a passenger went off the roadway, entered a ditch and rolled before striking a tree. Hensley, who the KHP reported was not wearing a seat belt, was ejected. Th...
Long road taken for new Erie High School
CUSD 101 stages ribbon-cutting Friday night Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter ERIE -- The new Erie High School didn’t open exactly according to schedule, but school district officials and CUSD 101 patrons showed their appreciation for the new school during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday evening in the EHS gymnasium. “There were a lot of heartaches and headaches along the way, but we got it done,” Erie school board member Jack Simmons s...
When in doubt, toss it out
Presented by Neosho County Family, Community & Education Council (FCE) In cooperation with Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service Last week we shared information on FALL and time to organize and de-clutter and to “fall back.” This week, as part of the educational emphasis on the lesson “Cut the Clutter and Get Organized” we will be sharing ideas that will continue to help with the de-clutter process. Clutter does not con...
Immigration subject of library program
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter How will immigration continue to change Kansas? “Who knows?” was the answer from an Independence Community College history professor who gave a presentation on “Welcome to the Melting Pot: Kansas Immigrants and Westward Migration” Thursday night to the Friends of the Chanute Public Library group. “I’m not sure what Kansas will look like in 100 years,” said Isaias McCaffery, ICC professor of history and c...
— Chanute Senior Center’s annual soup/chili and pie dinner, 11 a
Today, Oct. 23 — Chanute Senior Center’s annual soup/chili and pie dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1717 W. Main. Soup/chili and pie will be $4.50; children under 12 $2; soup only $3; and a piece of pie $1.75. Whole pies may be purchased, $8 for 9-inch and $6 for less than 9-inch. The public is invited. — Blessings of the Bikes lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Patrick’s Hall in Walnut. Sponsored by the Ruritan Club. — Chanute Historical Museum, 0 ...
Chanute among Main Street award winners
Tribune Staff HUTCHINSON -- Several Chanute individuals and organizations were presented with awards of excellence Friday night at the annual Kansas Downtown Symposium in Hutchinson. Jim and Martha Cornish of Chanute were winners of a Main Street Community Award, while the City of Chanute, Main Street Chanute and the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism were awarded Excellence in Public/Private Partnership. The sympo...
Vietnam vet Thompson to be parade grand marshal
Entries, volunteers sought for Veterans Day parade Tribune staff Veterans Day on Nov. 11 offers a chance to honor national veterans and active military members around the world. This year the Veteran Committee is pleased to honor Vietnam veteran Dan Thompson as this year ‘s Veterans Parade Grand Marshal. The parade will be 11 a.m. on Main Street on Thursday, Nov. 11. “Historically too little has been done to honor the Vietnam vets for th...
Kirby’s SuperSports to present stunt rider, concert
Kirby’s SuperSports is bringing country recording artist Glen Templeton to Chanute for the Boots & Borders Tour for an outdoor concert on Friday, Oct. 29. Kirby Stanislaus and Stan Ross have teamed up to bring their Capstone recording artist to their hometown. Join Glen and his band Friday, Oct. 29 at Kirby’s SuperSports to hear songs from his new album as well as classic country and rock favorites. The evening will start off with prof...
County considers slight move on 150th Road
ERIE -- Discussion of the 150th Road-Queen Road intersection continued Friday with a suggestion to move 150th Road slightly to the south at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing near Queen Road to allow a better view for motorists crossing the tracks.
“This way, vehicles will be meeting the tracks more straight-on instead of at an angle,” County Road and Bridge Co-Director Charles Morse said.
County Engineer Wi...
Neff back to work for City
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter With his paid administrative leave over, Chanute Community Development Director John Neff has returned to work, City Manager J.D. Lester said Thursday. “He’s back on duty,” Lester said. “He’s being allowed due process. The county prosecutor passed it on to the (state) attorney general’s office, and they’re investigating.” Last month, Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan said her office received a report ...
$10.2 M TIGER II rail grant awarded
The Kansas Department of Transportation has been awarded a $10.2 million federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery II (TIGER II) grant to help fund its Great Plains Freight Rail Service Improvement Project. The TIGER II grant will provide for infrastructure and facility rail improvements to the South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL) owned and operated by Watco Transportation Services, Inc. Improvements are ...
— Erie High Charter School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 5:30 p
Today, Oct. 22 — Erie High Charter School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 5:30 p.m. — CHS football at Parsons, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 — Chanute Senior Center’s annual soup/chili and pie dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1717 W. Main. Soup/chili and pie will be $4.50; children under 12 $2; soup only $3; and a piece of pie $1.75. Whole pies may be purchased, $8 for 9-inch and $6 for less than 9-inch. The public is invited. — Blessings of the Bikes lu...
Non-toxic odorant escapes at Ash Grove
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A number of Chanute residents reported smelling natural gas from the Ash Grove Cement Co. plant Thursday morning, but a company spokesperson said the odor came from maintenance on a natural gas line and was not an emergency. Jacqueline Clark, Ash Grove director of communications and public affairs, said workers from a contracting company and Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Co. were performing scheduled...
3-year-old Neodesha boy dies in crash
Tribune Staff A 3-year-old Neodesha boy was killed in a one-vehicle accident late Wednesday afternoon about three miles west of Morehead, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. Gunner M. Murray died about 5:35 p.m. Wednesday from injuries received in the accident. He was a passenger in a 2006 Pontiac driven by Joshua D. Elam, 22, Cherryvale. Riley Elam, 2, also of Cherryvale, was also a passenger in the car. The KHP reported the driver was ...
Four brothers to entertain for CES series
The Marlins, four brothers who have been playing together for more than 25 years, will be performing in Chanute to open the 2010-2011 Chanute Entertainment Season. The concert will be 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 at Chanute Memorial Auditorium. The four brothers, Gary, Jace, Rick and Robert have been performing for conventions, fairs, festivals and corporate events throughout the U.S. and Canada. They have shared the stage with such well known pe...
Longtime BPW member Woman of the Year
Frances Ballou was recognized for the second time as Chanute BPW Woman of the Year.
Ballou was honored at a reception on Wednesday night in the Alliance Room of the Memorial Building. She was presented a corsage and certificate.
She has been an active member of the Chanute Business and Professional Women’s organization since September 1971. She joined the group after two two children were grown. She and her husband, Charles, operated Self Ser...
— Neosho County Health Department walk-in flu clinics, 9 a
Today, Oct. 21 — Neosho County Health Department walk-in flu clinics, 9 a.m. to noon, 320 E. Main. — Christian Women’s Club “Goodies and Goodness Brunch,” 9 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. — PEO, Chapter DD will host Humboldt, Chapter AM & Iola Chapter L, First United Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m. — Gear Grinders, 6:30 p.m., New Chicago Room. Renewing m...