Thayer schools raise funds for Make-A-Wish
Trenton Smedley, an 8th grader at Thayer Schools is no stranger to fundraising. Nearly each year, Smedley discovers a good cause and works hard to raise money for its success.¬†This spring, Trenton and Hannah Chrisman, both Extended Learning Students in Thayer, organized a fundraiser to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.¬† The foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the life experie...
Royster readies for May Circus of the Kids performance
One hundred Royster Middle School Students are practicing to perform in the circus.
Circus of the Kids, a company that teaches circus arts to students around the United States, is at RMS for the fifth time.
Bruce Pfeffer, owner of Circus of the Kids, said they are able to bring a unique, noncompetitive physical education experience to students.
“I think back about when I was in school and you played ball,” he sa...
Ash Grove appraisal only discussed briefly
ERIE -- Neosho County Appraiser David Thornton and county commissioners opened Friday’s regular meeting with the tax assessment report of Ash Grove Cement.
The discussion of the report between Thornton and the commission lasted a little more than six minutes before Thornton requested a five-minute executive session. The closed session was for the purpose of discussing confidential data related to financial affa...
Supplies needed when heading for shelter
I recently shared with you the putting in of our storm shelter. Last weekend we thought we might have to use it so we tried to get it stocked with the supplies we thought we would need in case we had to spend some time in it.
According to what people had told me, I made sure we had a supply of water and a flashlight and of course chairs to sit on.¬†Since there were other family members with us over the weekend, including grandchildren, I deci...
City of Chanute to launch new website
http://www.chanute.org will see an update in late May, with a new look and new features.
City Finance Director Rebecca Wood said the city staff finished training on Thursday, but it will take time to load content onto pages.
Wood said the new website will be more interactive. The new website will link with Chanute’s Facebook page and allow the city to push updates from the website to Facebook.
The new site will also hav...
Main Street reports facelift improvements
Main Street Chanute, Inc. documented many improvements in the Main Street District over the last year.
A total of $20,625 was invested in Facade Improvements. $10,405 of that money was funded by an FHLBank, Topeka Joint Opportunities For Building Success grant that was awarded to Main Street Chanute, Inc. Some improvements were made by the building owners without using any money from this grant.
The following buildings, listed with the busi...
Merle Norman and Hair by Chelsi share location
A Chanute mother and daughter are now working as a team from the same storefront on Main Street.
Linda Springer, owner and operator of Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio, is being joined by her daughter, Chelsi Springer, the owner of Hair by Chelsi. Chelsi, who has six years of hairdressing experience, moved her salon to the Merle Norman Studio on April 9. Hair by Chelsi was previously located at Inertia Health and Fit...
District-wide art fair opens Monday at CHS
Award-winning work to be included in exhibit
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A Chanute High School senior took Best of Show and several others brought home awards from the Labette Community College Art Competition on April 5.
These award-winning pieces will among those on exhibit at the annual Chanute-USD 413 Art Exhibit that opens Monday in the high school commons area.
The art fair will be open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday ...
CHS up to History Bowl challenge, to compete in national event in D.C.
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Some Chanute High School students and a teacher are exulting from their decision to take a risk and try something new.
Six students and social studies teacher Mike Bruner will represent CHS when they travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National History Bowl and Bee.
The students, along with teams from Iola, Louisburg and Gardner-Edgerton qualified for nationals by competing in a regional history...
Shooting Skills for Women event June 2
Spring time is here, and most men think of spring turkey season, crappie fishing and finding a large sack of mushrooms. Guns start coming out of the gun cabinet for cleaning and pattering. Rods and reel come out for new line and the newest and best crappie lures. The mushrooms are put in the sink to be cleaned and cooked. The women are usually left to clean the mushrooms and the mess made from cleaning the guns and picking up the old line and...
Humboldt officially opens new senior housing
Last week, officials from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the City of Humboldt and Excel Development Group celebrated the grand opening of Humboldt Senior Housing in Humboldt. The newly constructed, two-bedroom, maintenance-free duplexes offer affordable rents to income-eligible individuals ages 55 and over.
At the ribbon cutting, Mayor Nobby Davis thanked both the public and private partners who turned the city’s dream of new ho...
Revamping at Taco John’s continues, breakfast to be added to new menu
Repair and remodeling work continue at Taco John’s on South Santa Fe following a December fire that forced the longtime Chanute restaurant to temporarily close its doors.¬†
Owners Jerry and Brenda Frese say they anticipate reopening Taco John’s in approximately six weeks to two months.
“We’re giving this place a complete facelift,” Jerry said. “We’re completely refurbishing our kitchen with new equipment, we’re ...
Accident injures ANW bus driver
A two-vehicle accident occurred at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Western and Ash. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, a 2008 Kia driven by Adam Wakefield, 21, Rochester, Pa., was southbound on Western when he collided with the eastbound ANW Coop school bus driven by Sheila R. Mann, 57, Humboldt. All involved parties were taken by ambulance to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, including the two passengers in the Kia: Cole Ca...
Watch where you step! Snakes also taking advantage of spring climate
Most folks do not give a second thought that area wildlife are also soaking up the pleasant temperatures and sunny skies.
And it is usually the critters not seen that pose the greatest threat.
As southeast Kansas emerged from one of the mildest winters on record, area snake populations have been active, including the venomous variety.
According to The Kansas School Naturalist, an online research publication of ...
Review under way on Ash Grove assessment
ERIE -- Neosho County Appraiser David Thornton reported to commissioners Friday, via teleconference, that he has the Ash Grove tax assessment and is currently conducting a review process before presenting the appraisal to commissioners next week.
Thornton received the hard copy assessment in the mail Wednesday from Hadco International, the Texas-based firm that appraised the Chanute cement plant, a process tha...
NCCC reorganizes operations, bookstore
At Thursday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Trustees, the board:
• Accepted the resignations of Tom Havron, track and field coach, Christina Robertson, cheer dance assistant coach, Jesse Keppen, coordinator of residence and student life, Andrew Towne, assistant coordinator of residence and student life,
• Hired Joyce Quick as the receptionist/data clerk in Chanute,
• Accepted request for early retirement incentive for Ann Neff, inter...
Recreation Commission introduces new director
At a meet and greet event at the Chanute Recreation Center Thursday night, the Chanute Recreation Commission formerly introduced its new director.¬†
Mark Schoemel, formerly with St. Louis County Parks, was hired in February and started Feb. 20.
Gary Herron, chairman of the recreation commission board, introduced Schoemel.
“Mark has a lot of experience in recreation in a lot of towns and he’s going to bring that exp...
Chanute student among those receiving awards to study in Russia
LAWRENCE -- Three students taking courses in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures at the University of Kansas will be spending part of their summer in Russia after winning prestigious national awards.
The federal Critical Languages Scholarship (CLS) Program selected KU graduate students Aric Toler, Chanute, and Alexander Melin, Garden City, as national winners for an all-expenses-paid Russian-language program. The program is hig...
CHS students place in PSU math competition
Chanute High School students placed in several events at Pittsburg State University’s 44th annual math contest on Tuesday, April 10.
Ted Angleton placed second and Jared Coltharp placed third in graphing.
Marissa Haynes placed fifth and Allie Johnston placed sixth in algebraic word problems.
Bailey Herzberg placed fifth in geometry. Brittney Dyke placed third in trigonometry. Jack Martin placed sixth in analytic geometry....
Results favorable in trip to Mayo Clinic
Fix Faron is still in operation and Faron Morales is still seeing a host of doctors.
The 38-year-old Chanute resident, at the end of March, revisited Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., to undergo further testing.
Morales has had a heart condition nearly his entire life. He was born a blue baby, a layman’s term used to describe newborns with heart defects, and at the age of 2 1/2 in 1976, he had transposition of the gr...