Winslow pens book on growing up in Chanute
Stu Butcher Tribune editor For those who lived in Chanute in the 60s, the title “the chili cone chronicles” would make sense. The recently published book by Michael Winslow is the story of “How I Survived the Sixties in Small-Town America.” “My memoir about growing up in 1960s Chanute is finally available,” Winslow wrote to Facebook friends in early December. “Spurred on by an intrinsic love for my hometown, and encouraged by family and ...
Facebooking popular pastime and much more
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Small town, U.S.A. has caught onto the Facebook trend and now, not only do most cities and towns have a Facebook page, but also most programs and organizations within each city have a page. And Chanute is no exception. Facebook, which launched from the Harvard University dorm room of Mark Zuckerberg in early 2004, overtook Myspace mid 2008 as the largest social network and has continued to grow. In fact, ...
— Red Cross Bloodmobile, 9 a
Today, Dec. 28 — Red Cross Bloodmobile, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., VFW, 1654 W. Main. — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. — Lost a loved one? Come to grief share, Zion Lutheran Church, 6 p.m. Everyone invited. Monday, Jan. 3 — Sew ‘N Sew Quilt Guild class on how to make Tater Bakers, 6:30 p.m., First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. Bring sewing machines, tools and to pieces of 10...
Rec center offers plenty to do
3rd through 8th graders take advantage of Hangtime Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Children swarmed the gym and game room during Hangtime, a program put on by the Chanute Recreation Commission, on Wednesday afternoon. The program takes place from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. during Christmas break and 3rd through 8th graders can sign up at the Recreation Center on South Highland. Admission is free, and there are many activities and games fo...
County conducts business early
ERIE — Due to the holiday, Neosho County Commissioners met on Thursday. Commissioner Hugo Spieker reported on the Appraiser’s Hearing he attended in Chanute last Friday on Phase IV of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project. He presented the items the landowners wanted to negotiate on for the commissioners to come to an agreement on. County Attorney Melissa Dugan will pass on to Special Counsel Eric Barth, of the Hinkle Elkouri Law Fi...
— VFW Bingo, 6 p.m., 1654 W
Sunday, Dec. 26 — VFW Bingo, 6 p.m., 1654 W. Main. Monday, Dec. 27 — No Spaghetti Nite. — Chanute City Commission, 7 p.m., Memorial Building. Tuesday, Dec. 28 — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. — Lost a loved one? Come to grief share, Zion Lutheran Church, 6 p.m. Everyone invited. Monday, Jan. 3 — Sew ‘N Sew Quilt Guild class on how to make Tater Bakers, 6:30 p.m., First Uni...
No Saturday edition this week and next In recognition of the Christmas holiday, the Tribune will not publish a Saturday edition. That will also be the case next week on New Year’s. To our loyal readers, the Tribune staff wishes a joyous holiday weekend. Suspect apprehended in attempted robbery After responding to a report of an attempted robbery at 701 N. Santa Fe Wednesday night, Chanute Police discovered they were familiar with the s...
Chanute man awaits tests to see how doctors will fix his broken heart
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor While Christmas is on everybody’s mind, Chanute resident Faron Morales is looking a few days past the holiday for a special gift. The 35-year-old will undergo two days of testing next Wednesday and Thursday at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He hopes to find out if we will get a heart transplant or again get repairs to his leaky heart valve — the condition has progressed from mild to moderate. “I’m all excited...
Monarch benefit drive collects $5,614
HUMBOLDT — The Monarch Cement Company Annual Christmas Benefit Drive was very successful this year. The employees collected money in the amount of $2,746 and food items valued at $61. The company matched the donations from the employees and retirees for a total donation of $5,614. The Committee presented the donations to the Humboldt Mininsterial Alliance on Wednesday. Monarch employees and retirees deserve a special thank you for their ...
— Visit with Santa at Tioga Hotel, 5 to 7 p
Today, Dec. 23 — Visit with Santa at Tioga Hotel, 5 to 7 p.m. — VFW Bingo, 6:30 p.m. 1654 W. Main. Sunday, Dec. 26 — VFW Bingo, 6 p.m., 1654 W. Main. Monday, Dec. 27 — No Spaghetti Nite. — Chanute City Commission, 7 p.m., Memorial Building. Tuesday, Dec. 28 — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. — Lost a loved one? Come to grief share, Zion Lutheran Church, 6 p.m. Everyone invi...
T here is nothing like the feeling of waking up on Christmas morning with the excitement of knowing that Santa Claus has visited, ripping into presents and receiving exactly what was on top of Santa’s list. As children, there could not be any greater feeling.
Christmas memories come in all different shapes and sizes, but as we grow older, the most prominent ones seem to have nothing to do with what kin...
BPW offers financial aid
The Kansas Business and Professional Women’s Educational Foundation is offering several scholarships to college students of any age, sex, race, or ethnic background. Non-traditional students are especially encouraged to apply. 1. Undergraduate Scholarship: available to college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors enrolled in a four-year academic rogram at an accredited college; 2. Career Development Scholarship: available to individuals who ha...
Panacea moves to new location at NMRMC
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Panacea Family Medicine has moved into its new offices located on the second floor of the Neosho Regional Medical Center at 629 S. Plummer. The same friendly faces greet patients in the waiting room, but the practice after having moved to the more spacious second floor of the hospital earlier this week has more room. “Both the Dermatology practice and the Family Medicine practice have just grown to where ...
— Chanute Regional Planning Commission, 7 p
Today, Dec. 22 — Chanute Regional Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Memorial Building commission room. Thursday, Dec. 23 — Visit with Santa at Tioga Hotel, 5 to 7 p.m. — VFW Bingo, 6:30 p.m. 1654 W. Main. Sunday, Dec. 26 — VFW Bingo, 6 p.m., 1654 W. Main. Monday, Dec. 27 — No Spaghetti Nite. — Chanute City Commission, 7 p.m., Memorial Building. Tuesday, Dec. 28 — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church...
Early morning fire damages home
Tribune staff A family of three were uninjured but the home at 221 N. Lafayette sustained an estimated $55,000 damage in an early morning blaze on Tuesday. Fire Captain Andy Moffitt said it was a “quick knock down” because the call came in at a shift change. “We left the station with nine people. Normally, it would be four or five,” he said. “Everything clicked together. Otherwise, the outcome might have been different.” Andrew and Sarah...
Census data ranks cities
Findings of the 2010 Census Bureau’s American Community Survey results were released last week. It marked the first time in nearly a decade that officials of small and medium-sized cities have seen fresh demographic data about their cities. There were 286 cities listed in several categories. Here is a sample of the results. The top five are listed, following results of area cities, Chanute, St. Paul, Erie and Humboldt. Median home value ...
Area jobless rates increase
Although Kansas businesses added jobs in November, the unemployment rate increased over the previous month. The November unemployment rate in Kansas was 6.7 percent, according to a Kansas Department of Labor report. That figure is up from 6.4 in October and from 6.3 in November 2009. The November seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8 percent, up from 6.7 percent in October and from 6.7 percent in November 2009. Neosho County saw it...
Erie’s Thornton among Jenkins’ service academy nominations
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins is proud to announce the names of the students from Kansas’ 2nd Congressional district who have received her nomination for appointments to the U.S. Service Academies. Among those were Charles Apt, Iola, and Joshua Thornton, Erie. Thornton was listed on United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy. “The U.S. Service Academies provide our country’s youth with the opportunity to serve...
Budreau retires as director of public safety
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Although his official retirement is Dec. 31, Sam Budreau, director of public safety for the City of Chanute, bid farewell to his co-workers at a retirement party on Friday. His final official days will be vacation days, but when retirement officially hits, Budreau won’t be that far away, he’ll remain tied to the city as a consultant. Budreau said he will still be providing direction and advice to the police and...
Press problems delay delivery
Due to press problems in Parsons the Saturday Dec 18th paper has been delayed. For all in town carrier delivered papers they will be delivered to you later this afternoon or early evening. For mail customers the Saturday paper will not arrive until Monday. Thank you so much for you understanding and support!!