Tips for parents: Get to know child¬¥s friends
Kansas State Extension MANHATTAN — Parents who insist on choosing — or trying to manage — a child¬¥s friends can be doing their child a disservice, said Charles A. “Chuck” Smith, Kansas State University Research and Extension child development specialist. Learning to choose a friend and nurture a relationship builds life skills, Smith said. Early on, a mother or father who takes a child to the park will get acquainted with other parents ...
Well, all good things must end, they say, and the end of summer vacation was eased today for the Buffalo youth. The city’s annual “splash and spray” day was held Wednesday, August 5 in the small city park and was enjoyed by 25 happy kids. Rick Haney cooked up some tasty burgers and hot dogs with all the fixings and the kids all had fun. Thanks to Pete and Traci Kuhn and Rick Haney for their help. It was nice having our new residents come ou...
Dorm cooking, dining hall options
The Associated Press Once upon a time, eating in a college dorm meant soup in a hotpot or getting pizza delivered. The most interesting thing about the campus dining hall was often the salad bar. No more. These days, college students have gourmet palates and a growing interest in preparing their own food. Mini-refrigerators and microwaves in dorm rooms are as essential as laptops. Chefs drop by dorm kitchens to give lessons, and dining hal...
Dog Wash Saturday at Breiner’s Feed Store Castaways Animal Shelter and Sanctuary is sponsoring a Dog Wash on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to noon, at Breiner’s Feed Store, 900 W. Main. Donation of $10 benefits Castaways. K-47 bridge to close for deck repairs Next Monday, Aug. 10, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) plans to close the Neosho River Bridge on K-47 for repairs and resurfacing to the bridge deck. The steel truss bridge is ...
PSU intern organizes historical society photos
Stu Butcher Tribune editor What better place for a History teacher to spend his summer than a museum. Craig Reaves, rural Chanute, is digitizing files for Chanute Historical Society as an intern provided by Pittsburg State University. A History teacher for 10 years before returning to farming, Reaves takes classes to renew his teaching certificate. His job this summer has been to scan pictures from albums and labeling them in computer f...
USD 413 budget up just more than 1 mill
Chanute taxpayers will see a slight increase in the mill levy for USD 413, but the increase could have been much worse given recent budget cuts to schools statewide.
The total mill levy for the 2009-10 school year will be 53.913 mills, up just a little more than 1 mill from 2008-09.
No one spoke during the budget hearing Monday evening during the regular monthly school board meeting, so the board voted unanimously in favor of th...
Lil’ Toledo provides for big groups
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter For anyone wishing to mix business with pleasure in a quiet corner of Neosho County, the newly opened Lil’ Toledo Event Center southeast of Chanute could be just the right place. “We have something for everyone,” said Vicky Adams, the event center’s event coordinator. “We can arrange anything to fit around your needs.” The event center, which opened on June 1, can host such functions as weddings, recepti...
25 years ago (1984) Rick and Lou Ranabargar, husband and wife umpiring team, will be umpiring at the Slow Pitch Softball Tournament next weekend, Rick in the men’s division and Lou in the women’s division. 50 years ago (1959) Donaldson’s Food Center, 1715 S. Santa Fe, advertises red potatoes, 10 lbs. 29 cents; sugar, 5 lbs. 39 cents; pork sausage, 3 lbs. 89 cents; fresh pork shoulders, 25 cents a pound. 75 years ago (1934) The Santa F...
— Popcorn and a Movie (Agent Cody Banks), 2:30 p
Today, August 7 — Popcorn and a Movie (Agent Cody Banks), 2:30 p.m., Chanute Public Library. — SKIL Customer Appreciation Picnic, 5 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church Family Life Center, 1202 W. Main. Saturday, August 8 — Chanute Farmers Market, 8 a.m., Katy Park. — Dog Wash, 9 a.m. to noon, Breiner’s Feed Store, 900 W. Main. Donation of $10 benefits Castaways. — Chanute Historical Museum, 1 to 4 p.m., O. E. Elm. — Stark United Methodist Chur...
Scripture of the Day
“He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.” — Isaiah 2:4, English Standard Version
‘Grandparent — itis’
I have “grandparent--itis”. I contracted this disease when as a newborn, grandson Trent grabbed my finger in his little fist. “Grandparent—itis” is contracted quickly from babies.
The first symptom is grandparent behavior change. Suddenly the seriously minded are crawling on the floor roaring like a dinosaur. Proper form and decorum are thrown out of the window.
“Grandparent—itis” comes in different forms. Here are a few.
Cookie Grandma and ...
Murder case delayed until Nov. 12
PARSONS — A preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday in Labette County District Court for a man accused of murdering a man in Labette County in March and dumping the body in rural Woodson County has been delayed until November.
Jon K. Smith, 23, is charged with first degree felony murder and aggravated kidnapping. The murder charge is considered felony murder because it occurred during the commission of another felon...
Spray Park ribbon cutting, picnic on Saturday The Parks Advisory Board of the City of Chanute invites the public to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new spray park located in the playground area of Highland Park. It will be held Saturday, Aug. 8, at noon at the park. All who donated toward the construction of the spray park will join in the ribbon cutting, led by representatives of Quest as the lead donor for the project. The public is...
Business analyst pleads
guilty in junk fax case
Roxana Hegeman Associated Press Writer WICHITA (AP) — An analyst who once worked for Florida consulting firm PBS Global Inc. acknowledged Wednesday his part in a junk fax scheme that raked in millions from unsuspecting businesses across the nation. Shaun Smoker, 42, pleaded guilty to one count each of wire fraud and conspiracy in U.S. District Court in Wichita. Sentencing was set for Nov. 4. Under a plea deal, the Milwaukee man would get...
Erie teen crowned Miss State Ambassador at Wichita pageant
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun ERIE — Valarie Landell had never participated in pageants before, so when she captured the Miss State Ambassador crown at the National American Miss Kansas Teen Pageant July 26-27 in Wichita, she was excited about the prospects. The 16-year-old Landell pulled in numerous awards, but the greatest honor was being chosen to represent the state of Kansas at the National All-American Miss pageant in California in N...
25 years ago (1984) Photos taken at the Neosho County Fair include pictures of Diana and Susan Golay, Lora Kilgore, Todd Johnson and JoAnn Haviland. 50 years ago (1959) Cecil Fowler of the Fowler Transport Co. has been named one of the top winners in a sales contest among distributors for the Derby Refining Co. of Wichita. Fowler and his wife have been awarded a four-day trip to Las Vegas. 75 years ago (1934) What is thought to be the f...
Ask the Tribune
Q: I have heard that more than 50 percent of the homes in Chanute are rentals. Is that true? A: Representatives of Malson Real Estate helped answer the question by providing an internet link on houses and residents in Chanute, www.city-data.com/housing/houses-Chanute-Kansas.html. The latest figures were 2007 when homes totaled 2,629 and rentals 1,237. Agent Rhonda Reed noted the rentals are more visible now, because more are available. “...
New WIC healthy food choices
mean healthier moms and kids
Effective Monday, August 3, participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) across Kansas have access to a greater number of healthy food choices. In total, the new WIC foods are lower in fat, higher in fiber, and help families meet the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Dietary Guidelines for Americans. The new food choices mean that WIC participants will get a boost to better healt...
Local man is a ringer —46 percent of the time
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor HUMBOLDT — Neil Hartwig has been pitching horseshoes for 60 years, and he’s still trying to get better. But he can attest he’s not bad, by virtue of a second place trophy from the World Horseshoe Pitching Championships in Springfield, Ill. Hartwig said Kansas put in a bid for the 100th anniversary tournament because the first, in 1909, was held in nearby Bronson. This two-week tournament is held once each summ...
Parkinson repeats: No detainees in Kansas
John Milburn Associated Press Writer TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson repeated his opposition Wednesday to any plans by the Obama administration to relocate suspected terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Fort Leavenworth. Parkinson said it is too early to revamp the state’s security plans based on news reports that the White House is considering Kansas and a state prison in Michigan to house the detainees. “I’m not willing to...