T here is nothing like the feeling of waking up on Christmas morning with the excitement of knowing that Santa Claus has visited, ripping into presents and receiving exactly what was on top of Santa’s list. As children, there could not be any greater feeling.
Christmas memories come in all different shapes and sizes, but as we grow older, the most prominent ones seem to have nothing to do with what kin...
BPW offers financial aid
The Kansas Business and Professional Women’s Educational Foundation is offering several scholarships to college students of any age, sex, race, or ethnic background. Non-traditional students are especially encouraged to apply. 1. Undergraduate Scholarship: available to college freshmen, sophomores, or juniors enrolled in a four-year academic rogram at an accredited college; 2. Career Development Scholarship: available to individuals who ha...
Panacea moves to new location at NMRMC
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Panacea Family Medicine has moved into its new offices located on the second floor of the Neosho Regional Medical Center at 629 S. Plummer. The same friendly faces greet patients in the waiting room, but the practice after having moved to the more spacious second floor of the hospital earlier this week has more room. “Both the Dermatology practice and the Family Medicine practice have just grown to where ...
— Chanute Regional Planning Commission, 7 p
Today, Dec. 22 — Chanute Regional Planning Commission, 7 p.m., Memorial Building commission room. Thursday, Dec. 23 — Visit with Santa at Tioga Hotel, 5 to 7 p.m. — VFW Bingo, 6:30 p.m. 1654 W. Main. Sunday, Dec. 26 — VFW Bingo, 6 p.m., 1654 W. Main. Monday, Dec. 27 — No Spaghetti Nite. — Chanute City Commission, 7 p.m., Memorial Building. Tuesday, Dec. 28 — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church...
Early morning fire damages home
Tribune staff A family of three were uninjured but the home at 221 N. Lafayette sustained an estimated $55,000 damage in an early morning blaze on Tuesday. Fire Captain Andy Moffitt said it was a “quick knock down” because the call came in at a shift change. “We left the station with nine people. Normally, it would be four or five,” he said. “Everything clicked together. Otherwise, the outcome might have been different.” Andrew and Sarah...
Census data ranks cities
Findings of the 2010 Census Bureau’s American Community Survey results were released last week. It marked the first time in nearly a decade that officials of small and medium-sized cities have seen fresh demographic data about their cities. There were 286 cities listed in several categories. Here is a sample of the results. The top five are listed, following results of area cities, Chanute, St. Paul, Erie and Humboldt. Median home value ...
Area jobless rates increase
Although Kansas businesses added jobs in November, the unemployment rate increased over the previous month. The November unemployment rate in Kansas was 6.7 percent, according to a Kansas Department of Labor report. That figure is up from 6.4 in October and from 6.3 in November 2009. The November seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.8 percent, up from 6.7 percent in October and from 6.7 percent in November 2009. Neosho County saw it...
Erie’s Thornton among Jenkins’ service academy nominations
WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins is proud to announce the names of the students from Kansas’ 2nd Congressional district who have received her nomination for appointments to the U.S. Service Academies. Among those were Charles Apt, Iola, and Joshua Thornton, Erie. Thornton was listed on United States Military Academy and United States Naval Academy. “The U.S. Service Academies provide our country’s youth with the opportunity to serve...
Budreau retires as director of public safety
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Although his official retirement is Dec. 31, Sam Budreau, director of public safety for the City of Chanute, bid farewell to his co-workers at a retirement party on Friday. His final official days will be vacation days, but when retirement officially hits, Budreau won’t be that far away, he’ll remain tied to the city as a consultant. Budreau said he will still be providing direction and advice to the police and...
Press problems delay delivery
Due to press problems in Parsons the Saturday Dec 18th paper has been delayed. For all in town carrier delivered papers they will be delivered to you later this afternoon or early evening. For mail customers the Saturday paper will not arrive until Monday. Thank you so much for you understanding and support!!
Eco devo entity to be organized
The next step of Chanute’s economic development strategic plan next month is to organize an “independent and autonomos” entity, it was learned at Thursday night’s meeting in the Alliance Room on the third floor of the Memorial Building. From there, it will determine a board, bylaws and funding for the working committee, said J. D. Lester, Chanute city manager, and address the possibility of hiring an economic development director. A name w...
Crossfit training regimen has strong following
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Iron Ethos is unlike most gyms found in southeast Kansas. Simply walking in the door at 101 S. Grant would convey that to most conventional gym goers. There are olympic lifting style weights on the floor, an entire wall of bars where people work on pull-ups and other body weight exercises, and a row of boxes and rowing machines. No treadmills or ellipticals litter the floor of this gym, but clients can ty...
Chanute native known as ‘Big-Hearted Woman’
Editor’s note: Pat Mayer, Longmont, Colo., penned a letter about her friend Marion Howard Clifford, a Chanute native. A portion of that information follows: “A dear friend of mine is returning to Chanute. Marion Howard Clifford was born in Chanute on Jan.18, 1925, the daughter of Ed and Fleta Taylor Howard. She grew up in a family of 11 brothers and sisters. Marion married Benjamin Clifford and eventually moved away. She and her family...
Wife loses wager; food pantry benefits
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter A friendly wager between husband and wife pitting the City of Chanute Complex and the Power Plant against one another in a battle to come up with more food donations left Rhonda McMillan with bright, red hair for a day. Dan and Rhonda McMillan set out to benefit the community this holiday season and bring in food donations for a local food pantry at the First Christian Church. Both orchestrated a food driv...
35 years at Chapman Library to be recognized
Gill’s retirement reception 2 to 4 p.m. on Monday Susan Weisenberger Director of Library Services, NCCC Many would say that 1975 wasn’t a great year. Inflation was at 9.2 percent and a recession was officially declared. New York City was about to declare bankruptcy, but was bailed out by President Ford with a $2.3 billion loan. But at Neosho County Community College, 1975 was a great year because Joan Gill was hired to work there, and ...
State commends students for assessment scores
Connie Woodard Chanute USD 413 The majority of students in Chanute Public Schools are doing well in math and reading and improving their scores every year. The state Dept. of Education confirmed how well students are doing recently by notifying the USD 413 school district that they’d received 10 Standard of Excellence Awards. In addition to that, Chanute High School earned the Challenge Award from the Confidence in Kansas Public Education...
4-Her earns trip to National Congress
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Ben Stich from Chanute was one of 42 delegates from across the nation chosen to attend the National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia. The National 4-H Congress experience provided a great opportunity for 4-H members from across the country to come together and learn about community involvement, culture diversity, and service to others while meeting new friends and experiencing Atlanta, the site of the Con...
Appreciate each season with its beauty
“On A Clear Day You Can See Forever,” a wonderful song that comes to mind as I gaze out the window of my home. Of course I am supposed to be doing something else, but I get sidetracked easily. Again, those who know me well are saying “Amen to that!” Anyway, in my daydreaming, I was looking at our adjacent pasture. Just to the east of it is a creek lined with trees. Now in the spring, summer, and part of fall, these trees are rich with foli...