— Neosho Memorial Board of Trustees, noon, east classroom
Today, Jan. 19 — Neosho Memorial Board of Trustees, noon, east classroom. Thursday, Jan. 20 — Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. Call 431-9271 by Jan. 17 for reservations. — Gear Grinder’s monthly meeting, 6 p.m., New Chicago Room across the street from Benchwarmers. Any street rod or antique vehicle owners invited. — PEO, Chapter DD meets with Dorie Slane at 7 p.m. Founder’s Day Program. Saturday, J...
Chanute teen dreams of NASCAR
Stu Butcher Tribune Reporter Soon-to-be 19-year-old Paden Phillips, Chanute, has always been in to racing, whether it be bikes, scooters, hot wheel cars, anything he touched. But now he’s got much bigger aspirations when it comes to racing. Phillips has earned a spot in Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle. Based in Sacramento, Calif., it is an established talent scout and development program which provides long term, comprehensive racing and ca...
— Just Another Tuesday meal, 5-6:30 p
Today, Jan. 18
— Just Another Tuesday meal, 5-6:30 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. Everyone welcome.
— Operation Soupline committee, 7 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
— Neosho Memorial Board of Trustees, noon, east classroom.
Thursday, Jan. 20
— Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. Call 431-9271 by Jan. 17 for reservations.
— Gear Grinder’s monthly meeting, 6 p.m....
NCCC makes personnel changes
There were a number of hirings and promotions at Thursday’s meeting of the Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees. In the consent agenda, the board moved Kerrie Coombs from Financial Aid Director to Talent Search Academic Advisor, moved Kara Hale from Financial Aid Clerk to Financial Aid Director, hired Linette Burton as part-time Financial Aid Clerk, hired Debbie Eagle as Library Associate, accepted the resignation of Kayela Hor...
Thomen on Dean’s List at William Jewell Kellie “Chrissy” Thomen was named to the Dean’s List at William Jewell College for the 2010 fall semester. Thomen was a junior psychology major during the fall semester at the college located in Liberty, Mo. To qualify for the Dean’s List, a student must earn at least a 3.5 grade point average while carrying 14 or more semester hours. William Penn lists Thayer student OSKALOOSA, Iowa — William Pe...
County reorganizes for 2011
ERIE — Newly elected commissioner Mike Schoenhofer served at his first meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners on Friday morning. The commission: • Approved a Cereal Malt Beverage license for David Kramer to sell at retail for consumption on the premises of Tony’s Function Junction at Erie for a one-day fundraiser. — Authorized a check to Travis Russell in the amount of $2,550 for Tract #33, to Tom Pugh in the amount of $2,300...
Dr. King blazed trails of civil rights movement
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The civil rights movement was a momentous occurrence in American History. The span of the movement was from 1896 until the segregation of races was banned by the Civil Rights Act in 1964. The civil rights movement is most popularly remembered because of a man named Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King had a way with words, swaying the opinions of the most important people in America, eventually becoming...
No filings yet in Neosho County races
No candidates had filed for the April 5 election in Neosho County as of Thursday afternoon. All of the school districts and city councils in the county will have positions up for election this spring, as well as the Neosho County Community Board of Trustees. The deadline for candidates to file is noon Jan. 25. Candidates for school districts and the NCCC board must file for election at the Neosho County Courthouse in Erie, while candidates...
Parkinson pardoned two of ‘Wichita 8’ who fled U.S.
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas City, Kan., woman is making plans to see her father for the first time since he fled the country fearing imprisonment 40 years ago, when she was only 4. Jackie Johnson said that until last year, she hadn’t spoken with her father, Frederick Umoja, since she was 8 years old. The two have spent the past seven months reconnecting and are planning a family reunion. Umoja and seven other black men were convicted...
Hi-Tek expands with downtown location
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune reporter With the hopes of creating a larger work space and drawing more attention, Hi-Tek Designs has moved the business from West 21st to 18 N. Evergreen. Just off of Main Street, it is the former location of Curves. Manager Fred Davis said he was excited for the move because the more spacious location gives the screen printing equipment more space and allows distributing merchandise in a different way. “...
Farmers seed more acres into winter wheat
WICHITA (AP) — Buoyed by higher prices and an early harvest of other crops, the nation’s farmers planted far more of their land in winter wheat crops than a year ago, according to a government report issued Wednesday. Seeding of winter wheat acres are up 10 percent to total 41 million acres nationwide, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Wednesday. Winter wheat is planted in the fall and harvested the following summer. K...
Work continues on renovating historic home
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Probably the Chanute community’s most historic home, a 1904 neoclassical mansion located at 907 S. Highland, is undergoing major construction in hopes to restore the home to its former glory. After being used as a family home for many years, the building was converted into a complex with nine apartments during the 1940s. Over a 20-year period, the house has experienced four different owners who have tried...
— Charlie and Lisa Band CANCELLED
Today, Jan. 14
— Charlie and Lisa Band CANCELLED.
Saturday, Jan. 15
— Singspiration, 6:30 p.m., United Brethren in Christ Church, 500 N. Forest. Everyone welcome.
Sunday, Jan. 16
— Community Gospel Singing at Hope Chapel Assembly of God, Moran, 6:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to sing (gospel music only) is invited to contact Pastor Yates, (620) 939-4828.
— America’s Favorite One Handed Pianist Brian Arnold, 7 p.m., Humboldt Baptist Church....
Lawmakers ban picketing near Tucson funerals
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona legislators quickly approved emergency legislation Tuesday to head off picketing by a Topeka church near the funeral service for a 9-year-old girl who was killed in the Tucson shootings. Unanimous votes by the House and Senate sent the bill to Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed it Tuesday evening. It took effect immediately. The bill “will assure that the victims of Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson will be laid to rest ...
Spruced up rec building has lots to offer
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter What used to be the old high school has undergone some serious renovations since Chanute Recreation Commission moved to the 400 S. Highland address. The building was in no condition for business due to the amount of vandalism, rusting, and wear it suffered during its vacancy, and the new renovations have turned the Chanute Recreation Commission into a completely changed operation. The building underwen...
Chanute voices part of SEK concert
A select group of Chanute Elementary fifth graders and Royster Middle School vocal students will join with more than 150 others on the risers Saturday to give a vocal music performance for parents and the public. Following auditions with their instructors, the best vocal musicians were chosen to be part of two SEK district honor choirs along with their peers from other southeast Kansas schools. The students were critiqued on four criteria a...
Three Royster students earn
spots in state honors choirs
Connie Woodard Chanute USD 413 Three Royster Middle School students will be singing with some of the best middle high voices in Kansas next month. Following taped auditions last fall, sixth grader Kyndal Frederick was chosen for the Kansas Choral Directors Treble Honor Choir; and seventh grader Talia Ramsey and eighth grader Dakota Gough were selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association State Middle Level Honor Choir. The three st...
Victorian Tea part of curriculum at Royster
Connie Woodard Chanute USD 413 Every December the seventh graders at Royster Middle School read Charles Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol. Not only is it a seasonal story, it is one that leads the students into discussions about the author’s purpose, the setting, character development, cause and effect, drawing conclusions, figurative language, and more. “We talk about life during that time in 1843 London, England, and the issues of over...
Lawmakers face tough task with 2011 budget
Ray Nolting Parsons Sun Kansas lawmakers have a big budget headache to face when they started work on Monday in Topeka. The 2011 state budget, which runs through June 30, is facing an estimated $550 million shortfall that legislators have to resolve. And two area Republican lawmakers, Rep. Richard Proehl of Parsons and Sen. Dwayne Umbarger of Thayer, are concerned that conservative Republicans in Topeka will try to repeal the one-cent sal...
City manager’s report:
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor During Monday night’s City Manager’s report J.D. Lester addressed Monday’s snowstorm. “Hopefully, the community is thinking we’re doing OK,” he said about the city’s street snow removal efforts. Lester made note of NCCC Weatherization Workshops scheduled Jan. 27-28. One will be for homeowners and the other for contractors. Lester and Larry Gates, director of city utilities, will be attending the KMU day at the...