JW Games & Movies opens in Iola
IOLA — Iola now has a video game store.
JW Games & Movies opened an Iola location August 1.
Owner Patrick Everett said the first location opened as JW Collectibles in Ottawa in June 2009. The store originally carried video games, comic books and DVDs. In 2010 it began adding arcade machines as well. Many of those items have since been pared down.
JW Games & Movies opened a Gardner location in February, with the Iola location bringing the tota...
King projected winner; Bideau wins House seat
In Tuesday’s primary election two local Republicans were attempting to get back into offices they had held before and another was pitted against a colleague who was now a foe because of redistricting.
The winners of the Republican side in the primary will fill the seats because there is no opposition from Democrats in the general election.
It looks like Jeff King, R-Independence, defeated Senator Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, in a race to return...
Jesse Jackon Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast August 31
“It is nearly time for one of our very favorite events – the annual Jesse Jackson Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast,” said Jane Brophy, executive director of the Chanute Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism.
The event will be held on Friday, August 31, at 7 a.m. at the NCCC cafeteria.
Featured speaker this year will be Marvin Johnson. During his time as superintendent of USD 413, he worked with Jesse Jackson in many ways.
“Dr. Johnson is an enter...
Summer heat takes toll on lawn care business
High temperatures can make it difficult to run a business where most of the work is done outside.
Steve Finley, owner of Finley’s Lawn Care of Fredonia, said the heat can make it tough to do business.
“If we don’t mow we don’t make money,” he said.
Finley’s does about 65 percent of its business in Chanute. Finley said they have some corporate accounts and are paid per season, but most of their business is per mowi...
2012 4-H livestock premium sale results
ERIE — Ninety-four 4-Hers sold an animal during the 2012 4-H Livestock Premium Sale at the Neosho County Fair on July 30. The sale grossed $52,000. The following is a list of the 4-Hers who sold livestock, their ribbon placing, animal species and the premium buyer.
MaKayla LaRue – Grand Champion Market Lamb – Community National Bank; Hunter Pollman – Grand Champion Feeder Beef – Exchange State Bank; Ethan Gough – Grand Champion Meat Goat – Ka...
NMRMC receives national recognition
Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center (NMRMC), Chanute, has added to its lists of awards.
The Chanute facility has been recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as a center of excellence in rural America for its quality improvement efforts.¬†
NMRMC is a small, 25-bed critical access hospital, serving a predominately low-income, rural population. Its recognition stems from NMRMC’s top 10 percent rankin...
Thayer Christian Church VBS tries something new
THAYER — About 188 people have been involved in Thayer Christian Church’s Vacation Bible School this week.
While Thayer Christian Church has done VBS every year for a long time, this year they are trying something new, said Gayla Garretson, who is in charge of the VBS this year..
“This is the first time we’ve done an age integrated Bible school,” she said.
Many churches break down VBS by age ranges or grades. This year,...
Commission finalizes work on proposed budget
ERIE— Finding ways to trim the proposed 2013 budget occupied much of Friday morning’s weekly meeting of the Neosho County Commissioners.
The commissioners and Rodney Burns, Schlotterbeck & Burns, LLC, spent more than two hours going over the budget and attempting to find areas to cut.
After examining a first draft a week ago, the commissioners continued to look for areas to trim on Friday.
“We have to cut expendit...
Chanute woman dies in motorcycle crash
A Chanute woman, Tina Dixon, 42, died in a motorcycle crash 1:46 a.m. Wednesday at U.S. 169 and Oregon Road, approximately one mile northeast of Iola.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a 2011 Ford Focus driven by Savannah Stoneking, 18, Valley Center, was eastbound on Oregon Road and a 2004 Honda driven by William Hegwald, 45, Chanute, and passenger, Dixon, was southbound on U.S. 169. Vehicle one started to make a left turn in front of ...
Chanute Community Theatre starts new season
The Chanute Community Theatre is ready to start the new season with a production during Artist Alley weekend.
Community Theatre spokesperson Staci Cunningham said the season usually runs August through May
“This year our season is called celebrating the family,” she said.
The first show will be “Blues Clues Live! The Most Spectacular Place.” It will run Sept. 28, 29 and 30 at the Memorial Auditorium. Cunningham ...
Breastfeeding week: What to expect when pumping
Stephanie Henry, IBCLC
Neosho County Health Department
The very thought of pumping breast milk can cause concern for the new mother. Questions like what kind of pump, when, where, and how much to pump are primary concerns, followed by concerns about the milk looking funny, storage issues and how much expressed breast milk is needed per bottle. The answers to these concerns will vary for both individual mothers and babies depending on their in...
Chanute resident in 1920s led interesting life
‘Hippie’ wrote the song ‘Nature Boy’
Some would call his life strange.
Others might see it as intriguing.
Either way, th e life of the man who became eden ahbez (all lowercase) was definitely an interesting and mysterious one.
And it’s one that had roots in Chanute.
He became famous for writing a song for Nat King Cole and was a “hippie” two decades before anyone knew what that meant.
The man who later called hi...
Unaffiliated voters can pick and choose in primary; don’t forget ID on Tuesday
Many people have become confused during this primary election about voting for candidates in another party, said Randal Neely, Neosho County clerk.
There is enough wrong information ‘out there’ to confuse most anyone,” Neely said, offering some information to help clear up the process.
First of all, if registered Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Reform, or American Elect party member, it is too late to switch parties to vote for other party...
The benefits of breastfeeding — 6 months and beyond
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Neosho County Health Department
I am often asked this question, “What are the benefits of breastfeeding past 6 months?” from husbands, family members, and employers. Many moms are unsure of how long they plan to breastfeed and others start out with the plan to nurse their babies for six months or even a whole year. Once they reach that milestone, they often find that they want to continue nursi...
Like father, like son
Longtime barbers work side-by-side
When Barry and Brian Adams walk into Topper Barber Shop each morning, they never know what the day will bring.
“Every day is different,” Brian said.
“You see so many people with different stories every day,” Barry added.
Of course, the one constant at the barber shop on West Main Street in downtown Chanute is the father-son team of Barry and Brian.
The pair have been working toge...
Taylor receives peacemaking award, donates to Downs Syndrome Society
Royster Middle School student Jacob Taylor presented a $35 donation to the Chanute Downs Syndrome Society Wednesday.¬†
Taylor was recognized by Royster Middle School and First Presbyterian Church of Chanute as an outstanding peacemaker for the seventh grade class last year.
As each new school year begins, the churches represented by the Chanute Ministerial Alliance each covenant to provide support to a part of the ...
Oswego park added to National Register of Historic Places
TOPEKA — The Kansas Historical Society added Riverside Park in Oswego to the National Register of Historic Places.
The park was entered in the register on July 17 and it brings the total Kansas listings to 1,276, including Long Shoals Bridge in Bourbon County.
The National Register of Historic Places is the country’s official list of historically significant properties. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Nationa...
Krenzin experiences dream vacation during cancer fight
Cinda Krenzin’s life changed overnight when she was diagnosed with brain cancer several months ago.
Krenzin, a Chanute hairdresser and operator of Klassie Klip Salon, was diagnosed with an inoperable, stage 4 cancer January of this year. After a series of debilitating treatments of radiation and chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the cancer was put into remission earlier this summer.
Cinda has received...
Factory Connection open for business
Getting ready to do some back-to-school shopping?
If so, there’s a new option right here in Chanute.
Factory Connection is now open for business at 1505 S. Santa Fe, the location that formerly housed Movie Gallery.
Factory Connection offers a wide selection of name brand merchandise for juniors, misses, plus sizes, men’s and young men’s, along with accessories and shoes.
The retail clothing store opened last Friday...
Sutcliffe adds inspiration to injury
When Mike Sutcliffe heard the news about Matt Bollig, it definitely hit close to home.
In fact, the memories came flooding back.
“It was 32 years ago for me,” Sutcliffe said. “When something like this happens, it seems like yesterday.”
A 2010 graduate of Chanute High School, Bollig is facing the possibility of never walking again after suffering a spinal cord injury last week while lifting weights at Ottawa Univer...