Fiesta soccer tourney, queen’s dance this weekend
A new event, the Chanute Fiesta Soccer Invitational will kick off the day, culminating in the Introduction of the 2013 Queen Candidates dance tonight.
The soccer event, featuring eight teams, is scheduled beginning at 8 a.m. this morning at Neosho County Community College. The championship game is scheduled 10 a.m. Sunday at the Chanute Community Sports Complex at Chanute High School.
The dance is 8 to midnight at VFW Post 1654, 1700 W. Main,...
Retiring basketball coach named new CRC director
The Chanute Recreation Commission (CRC) named retiring Royster Middle School teacher and basketball coach Steve Slane as its new director late Friday afternoon inside the Memorial Building.
Slane’s unanimous selection by the CRC comes at the heels of a four-month wait for a new director after the CRC did not renew the contract of former director Mark Schoelmehl.
“I’m excited. With Steve coming on board and with An...
Chanute Elementary adds science nights to yearly events
Chanute Elementary School held its first Science Night Thursday evening, sponsored by the PTO.
Science Night includes hands on experiments for CES students and their families, and representatives of local businesses showing how science is part of their jobs. For this first science night, Spirit Aerosystems, The Southwind Extension District, Ash Grove Cement Co. and the Neosho County Community College Mary Grimes ...
Tri-Valley honors contributors to success
The 2013 Tri-Valley Developmental Services awards ceremony was held Friday at the Central Park Pavilion.
Executive Director Tim Cunningham said the ceremony acknowledges businesses, clients, volunteers and employees.
“This is really just an opportunity for us to acknowledge people who have contributed to the success of Tri-Valley,” he said.
Cunningham said the awards ceremony had dropped off before he came to T...
Highway construction leads to reduce county speed limits
Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) construction on K-39 Highway and K-47 Highway has prompted Neosho County commissioners to approve a few alterations to roads and regulations.
The Neosho County Commission unanimously approved lowering the speed limit to 45 miles-per-hour along sections of Udall Road and 80th Road and applying additional rock to Ford Road and Douglas Road because of concerns expressed by ...
Deputies find drugs in Chanute home
Deputies find drugs in Chanute home
A search of a Chanute home Monday turned up drugs and firearms, leading to two arrests.
The Neosho County Sheriff’s Department searched 514 N. Evergreen in Chanute on Monday. They arrested Kyle Scott Eustice, 25, and Tracy Lynn Winterhalter, 22, both of the residence.
Both are being held without bond, and the search warrant for their home followed a two-month investigation.
\According to the sheriff’s depa...
Westview plans Mother’s Day Tea
A Mother’s Day Tea is planned 2 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at Westview Southern Baptist Church, 1415 S. Plummer. Speaker will be Lisa Armstrong, Honduras missionary. Refreshments will be served.
Local union on strike
Seeking better wages, insurance
When the clock struck midnight Tuesday, 41 members of the Chanute Glass, Molders and Pottery Union walked off the Hose, Belt and Ducting (HBD) Thermoid Incorporated premises and formed picket lines.
The strike began after the contract negotiations between the Glass, Molders and Pottery Local Union 198 of Chanute and Thermoid broke down over wage increases, insurance and higher wages ...
Royster students present spring musical for public
USD 413 public relations
It’s not easy growing up in a family of overachievers. Fourteen-year-old Edwina doesn’t excel at math or music like her siblings, but she thinks she’s found something she does do particularly well – give advice.
Has Edwina found a way to “fit” in with her family? Find out at Royster Middle School’s production of Dear Edwina, Jr., to be performed Friday and Saturday in Chanute’s Memorial Auditorium.
Just say go
“Have I got a job for you!”
“Uhh…..I wasn’t looking for a job.”
“Never mind. Here’s the deal: I want you to go down to Egypt Land and tell old Pharaoh to let my people go!”
“God, is that you?”
“Yes. I’m the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Now pack up…it’s a long way to Egypt land, Moses.”
“God I’m eighty years old. It’s time for those pension checks to roll in, time for me to sit back and drink pomegranate juice in the shade of the tent. Be...
Chanute hypnotist offers unique treatment for obesity, smoking and more
Chanute residents have a much less invasive option for losing weight, quitting smoking, enhancing self-confidence and other methods of self-improvement through hypnosis.
While some are skeptical of this method, Complementary Care Hypnosis Certified Consulting Hypnotist Adrian Madril said his patients experience real results.
By having the mind in a semi-sleeplike state, Madril can make a number of suggestions that ...
KRPS radio turns 25
Pittsburg State University
PITTSBURG — Bob Walter is a news junkie. He’s a self-proclaimed jazz aficionado. He also loves classical music. So, one could imagine his excitement at 4 p.m., April 29, 1988.
“Oh, it was a tremendous moment,” Walter, the former dean of learning resources at Pittsburg State University, said. “It was a festive party.”
That “moment” was when KRPS began broadcasting from the campus of PSU. From the beginning, the stati...
Neosho River Park work continues in Humboldt
HUMBOLDT — Most of the work at the Neosho River Park in Humboldt is expected to be finished ahead of the June 8 dedication.
“We were hoping to have flowers out by now but with this cold weather we’re running behind,” project chair Vada Aikins said.
Neosho River Park, at 1 Bridge Street in Humboldt, was the first city park in Humboldt after the area was settled in the 1850s. A project to restore and renovate the pa...
Sequestration takes bite out of hospital budget
Federal cuts to hospital reimbursement programs could slash more than $500,000 from the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center budget.
While speaking to the (NMRMC) Board of Trustees, Eric Otting, a certified professional accountant for Wendling, Noe, Nelson and Johnson LLC, said cuts to Medicaid and Medicare could negate more than $500,000 in federal government funding in the next four years.
The cut in federal ...
Bowyer makes her day
Excuse Jan Shipley for incessant talking.
She was bubbling over because she had gotten to meet a distant cousin and her favorite NASCAR driver Clint Bowyer.
Bowyer, an Emporia native, on April 18 was opening the new Clint Bowyer Autoplex on Sixth Street in his hometown, across the street from the $1.5 million Clint Bowyer Community Building, which opened last year with a concert by country artist Blake Shelton.
County considers city’s fiber optic agreement
ERIE — The City of Chanute could have another internet service customer after County Appraiser David Thornton presented on Friday the Neosho County Commission with a master service agreement proposal.
In return for approving the agreement, Neosho County would receive three-times faster internet service at a cheaper rate than what they currently receive from CableONE.
County Attorney Linus Thuston said the three-fo...
Iola health worker defends grant pursuits
Southeast Kansas Multi County Health Department (SEKMCHD) Chief Nursing Officer DeeDee Martin rebuffed accusations of sniping grant funds from neighboring counties.
Martin’s rebuttal comes at the heels of accusations made by Neosho County Health Department Administrator Teresa Starr after the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) selected the SEKMCHD to receive a childcare-licensing grant over Neosho ...
Hearing for Voorhees moved to May 28
The preliminary hearing for Michelle Voorhees scheduled for today has been rescheduled for 10 a.m. May 28 in Neosho County District Court in Chanute.
On Feb. 13, both Brian Shields and Voorhees were charged with felony murder and aggravated burglary.Voorhees was apprehended on Feb. 14.
Police arrested Shields April 16 after a car chase in St. Joseph, Mo.
Optometrists attend annual convention
TOPEKA – More than 450 people attended the 2013 Ka...
California pilot visiting local family, friends
Chanute native and pilot Dana Pontious is taking advantage of her love for flying. She landed in Chanute on Wednesday to visit family and friends.
Pontious moved away from Chanute in 1976 and currently resides in Riverside, Calif. She has been back to Chanute several times over the years, the last time was about two years ago.
Pontious got into flying for a couple reasons. As a child she would visit the Martin and ...