Tri-Valley participates in ‘Not Worth the Gamble Rally’
Last week, a group of 20 concerned individuals representing Tri-Valley made the trip to Topeka to join in the “Not Worth the Gamble Rally” hosted by InterHab and held at the Ramada Inn. More than 500 individuals from across the state gathered to listen to others share their concerns about the KanCare managed care system that Gov. Brownback is proposing to begin in January of 2013.
If the governor continues on this course, all Medicaid service...
KU pharmacy students visit Cardinal Drug
University of Kansas pharmacy students got to visit the pharmacy owned by a graduate from their school Tuesday. Andrew Reed, the owner of Cardinal Drug at 102 E. Main since January of 2010, graduated from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy in 2005.
Reed was a member of the KU student chapter of National Community Pharmacist Association, as are the five students who visited the pharmacy.
Gene Hotchkiss, ...
Local house fire claims life of Chanute man
A house fire at 909 S. Larson claimed the life of a Chanute man early Sunday morning.
Michael Grayson, 21, was unresponsive when emergency personnel arrived at the scene at around 4 a.m., said detective Raymond Hale in a police department statement.
Grayson was transported to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.
“At this time we have no reason to suspect foul play. The initial investigation indicates i...
Party operative word at Aldean concert
Allen Field House is my favorite place in the world. There’s nothing better than 16,300 KU fans screaming at the top of their lungs and reaching high decibel levels.
On Friday night at Wichita’s Intrust Arena, country stars Luke Bryan and Jason Aldean attracted a sold out crowd of 15,000 to the My Kinda Party tour.
There was a similar vibe when the crowd got riled up. I loved it.
I thought I would compare this exper...
Crowds celebrate St. Patrick’s Day
The 6th annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration was labeled a success by Phyllis Neff, director of Main Street Chanute.
Neff said the good weather on Saturday was a major contributor to the success of the event, allowing people to walk around Main Street. Bars, restaurants and shops all saw success on Saturday.
“It was a good economic boost for the community,” she said.
The day started with Blarney Breakfast at the Masonic Temple. Roughly 178...
Social workers discuss career issues during Professional Social Work Month
More than 400 social workers in Kansas are being recognized for their efforts during National Professional Social Work Month.
For Chanute social workers Katie Bruenger and Nancy Kubler, a solid commitment to serving others was the lure that brought them into their field.
“My grandparents really set the example for me,” said Bruenger, a 2009 graduate of Pittsburg State and a six-month employee with the Chanute ...
Carlson presents ideas for day trips
Retired Neosho County Extension agent Lois Carlson presented ideas for day trips within 100 miles of Chanute, Kansas at the Chanute Public Library Wednesday. She has compiled an extensive list of sites to visit in Kansas, and a few out of state locations.
Hot Air Balloon Regatta on Columbus day weekend in October, 1919 Clock Tower and Columbus Museum
Webb Family Railroad Heritage Center, Pumpkin...
St. Patrick’s Church priest explains origins of holiday
On March 17, Catholics around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s day as a religious observance.
Bernard Gorges, priest at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, said the primary way that saints’ days are celebrated is by saying Mass on that date.
Born Magonius Sucatus Patricius in the year 385, Patrick was a Roman citizen in Britain, the son of a deacon in the Church, who was captured by Irish raiders and sold into slavery...
County annoucnes Galesburg Bridge field check at regular meeting
ERIE-- Neosho County commissioners met in regular session Friday and received word from road and bridge director Charles Morse on a planned field check of the Galesburg Bridge scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m. The county will work in conjunction with KDOT on the field check.
Morse recommended to commissioners the possibility of reducing the number of road grader routes from six down to five. He added ...
CCA marks 25 years
Chanute Christian Academy has seen a lot of growth in celebrating its 25th school year this month.
Ryan Wheeler, who started as the administrator of CCA in July 2006, said the school was started by a member of Living Word Assembly of God.
“There was a woman in the church who got the idea to start a preschool,” he said.
Wheeler said when Living Word Assembly member Donna Collins initially presented the idea to th...
Kansas labor report shows improvement; but not area counties
The unemployment rate in the state rose in January, but the more accurate seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell.
According to January estimates from the Kansas Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in Kansas was 6.4 percent, down from 7.5 percent a year ago but up from 6 percent in December. Those numbers include seasonal changes influenced by weather, holidays and the closing of schools. Therefore, according to the KDOL, the seasonally ...
CHS students to experience Spain over break
Spring Break will be rare experience for a group of Chanute High School students who will spend their time off in Spain this year.¬†
There are 24 students, four chaperones and one adult participating. They are leaving today and returning Sunday, March 25.¬†
Katie Lair, a sophomore Spanish student, said there will be a lot of tourism and sightseeing on the trip, as well as shopping and a day at the beach.¬†
Commissioners approve golf course fees
During Monday’s regular meeting, Chanute city commissioners approved a list of proposed fees at Safari Golf Course, as drafted by City Manager J.D. Lester and course manager Steve Orr.
The golf course committee met last week at the Safari Club House with individuals from the men’s and women’s golf club. Orr reviewed the proposed fee structure. The fees will go up approximately 15 percent from the previous fees....
Third annual Scrapping for Kathy to be held March 31
The third annual Scrapping for Kathy will be held in the Humboldt High school cafeteria and old gym Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The event was established to support the Kathy Young Memorial Scholarship fund that Kathy’s family set up after her death.
Young taught at HHS 23 years. Students always knew they could go to Kathy for encouragement and help when needed. Kathy was also well known for her love of scrapbooking, quilting and sew...
Semi-annual Enchilada Day offers south-of-the-border fare
BUFFALO — It takes 1,200 pounds of ground chuck, 850 pounds of shredded cheese, a large volume of other assorted ingredients, two days to cook the meat, six more days to roll the shells and more than 500 hungry patrons to pull off Buffalo’s First United Methodist Church Enchilada Day held Wednesday.
“This has grown considerably over the years,” said event organizer Marilyn Millikan. “We hold this twice a year in...
3rd 9 weeks honor roll
Aidan Collins, Cole Criss, Drake Harrington, Ashlyn Herridge, Sam Neeley, Madison Riebel, Riley Schmidt, Drew Schoendaller, Blake Walker, Camille Wood
Emma Carson, Andrew Comstock, Jada Dangerfield, Natalie Davis, Addison Hart, Kady Hart, Trenton Heisler, Angelina Keidel, Bradley Loftis, Thane Meadows, Jessica Myers, Jurnee Rutledge, Katie Scheimann, Clay Shannon, Jailynn Sinclair, Cameron Wells, Kenna...
Chanute Christian Academy
2012/2013 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
Blaze Bridges, Avery Feeback, Faith Fewins, Micah Johnson, Byron Kneisler, Jackson Moore, Carissa Schoonover, Courtney Schoonover, Mike Stanley, Anthony Wendt
Isaac Burton, Carley Cowen, Emma Duff, Karsin Holland, Abigail Stephenson
Olivia Daugharthy, Nathan Stanley
Kaleb Bradford, Ethan Henry, Kali Kaufman
Blake Bancroft, Aaron R...
Proposed state budget amendment could
impact local disability and aging agencies
Governor Sam Brownback has announced an education campaign that seeks to address proposed changes to KanCare, a statewide Medicaid reform effort. His announcement came in a release by the Governor’s Office Tuesday.
According to the release, the package also includes additional funding to streamline billing procedures to ensure a smooth transition for Kansas Medicaid providers to the new KanCare system.
Law Enforcement Seminar set in Parsons
PARSONS — Labette Community College will be holding a Law Enforcement Seminar on April 25-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the main campus in Parsons. Sessions during the seminar include: Probation & Parole Supervision, Surviving a Natural Disaster, Racial Profiling, Human Trafficking, and One-Pot Meth.
“Probation & Parole Supervision” will be presented by local probation and parole professionals regarding information designed to help law enforcem...
Legislators talk about taxes, other issues at coffee
PARSONS — All three state legislators representing Labette County are concerned about Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to eventually eliminate the income tax in Kansas, especially if it comes at the expense of higher property taxes.
State Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, and Reps. Richard Proehl, R-Parsons, and Jerry Williams, D-Chanute, discussed legislative issues with Labette County residents Saturday morning during a ...