Neosho native shows locals the ropes of writing memoirs
Former Neosho County resident Suzanne Mundell Waring shared her experience writing her own memoirs with a class of budding writers.
While most writers put pen to paper in hopes of telling their stories to a large audience, students from the Write Your Memoirs Class have a much smaller audience in mind - their families.
Most college classrooms feature a host of students in their late teens and early 20s making quic...
City Commission agenda involves lake requests
Although a lame-duck meeting, city commissioners Monday night will decide whether to approve a one-day lift of restrictions at Santa Fe Lake for a fishing tournament supporting Relay for Life.
The request came from Mark and Connie Ping, organizers of the Relay for Life Fishing Tournament that includes allowing an unlimited number of boats on the lake, lifting the horse power restriction on boats, currently set to boats between 3 and 20 horse ...
St. Patrick’s asks special needs students to attend another school
The parents of three St. Patrick’s Catholic School students received letters Monday recommending that their children attend another school.
The letter says that the school has followed all of its policies and the process for helping students who may have special needs, and the process is not moving fast enough for the students to receive support for those needs.
The letter, which is identical except for names, sta...
USD 413 Kindergarten Roundup on April 9 and 18
It’s a big step — the morning arrives when a parent’s five-year-old walks through the door to kindergarten for the first time.
Anticipating and planning for that day with children can help them make that transition to school. That is one reason Chanute Public Schools holds it Kindergarten Roundup sessions in April. Parents and their soon-to-be kindergartner are invited to visit Chanute Elementary School this mo...
Cleaver’s saws ‘ribbon’ during grand reopening
After nearly 70 years of business in Chanute, Cleaver Farm and Home celebrated another milestone Thursday during its grand reopening.
Cleaver co-owners Jason and Chris Cleaver celebrated the occasion with a ribbon cutting of a different sort by sawing a red-painted 2x4, marking an extensive overhaul of their store that includes a new d√©cor and new products.
“[The design] changed a lot. The layout of the shelves, e...
Former Chanute instructor Blunk’s works find home at Kansas State
MANHATTAN -- Works by an artist inspired by his southeast Kansas roots and his international experiences have a new home at Kansas State University.
The university’s Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art and Hale Library collaborated to acquire works by Robert Blunk, whose community art has gained him recognition in Kansas, Africa and Puerto Rico. The works, which include paintings, sculptures, drawings and prints, as well as his sketchbooks a...
Students tabulate in Rocket Time
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During a spurt of warm weather last week, a group of Royster Middle School students gathered behind the school to practice their throwing, batting and ability to sprint.
The exercises are part of an enrichment class offered through Royster’s Rocket Time by teachers Molly Smith, Sandy Erickson and Heidi Bolt.
The half hour time frame is set aside for students to get extra help or work on incomplete assig...
New photography studio specializes in weddings, girls
Lois Elaine Nichols, formerly of Wichita, has brought her photography studio to Chanute.
“I was a photographer in the Wichita area since 2004,” she said.
Nichols, who is getting married to Robert Brill of Chanute in a few weeks, said she was in a long distance relationship with Brill and traveling became too difficult.
“It was easier for me to move than for him since I can pretty much work anywhere.”
‘Brides of the Pacific’ exhibit to open at museum
A new exhibition, “Brides of the Pacific,” will open Saturday, April 6, in the Selsor Gallery at the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.
This then-and-now retrospective exhibition compares the experiences of two southeast Kansas brides in the South Pacific islands. It includes photographs from Chanute native Osa Johnson’s time as a bride in the Solomon Islands and New Hebrides (now Vanuatu).¬†
These are juxtapose...
NCCC baseball promotes cancer fight on Saturday
Saturday’s Neosho-Highland double-header will be a day filled with baseball, plus an abundance of information to raise awareness of cancer and the many ways the American Cancer Society fights the battle against it.
NCCC Panther Baseball, in conjunction with Relay For Life of Neosho County, is presenting “Game On For A Cure” at Hudson Field. The Panthers will be playing a double-header with Highland Community College, beginning at 1 p.m.
413 School Board approves snow day makeup for May 24
At its April regular meeting Monday, the USD 413 School Board approved a makeup day due to cancellations from snow.
All school districts are required to have snow days in their calendar. They can use these days to make up days from school cancellation if the district believes makeup days are needed.
The board has three snow days in the calendar for 2012-2013. These days are Friday, May 24, the Friday before Memo...
Pilgrams Flea Market open in new location on Main
Pilgrams Flea Market has moved into its new location at 125 W. Main.
The store was started by Mike Keenan in August 2012 at 1028 S. Santa Fe. The move began into the new location March 25.
Pilgrams is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and closed Monday and Tuesday.
Pilgrams is a family business. Keenan’s wife, Donna Keenan, runs the store’s daily operations.
Donna Keenan said the store has a var...
CES Denver tribute performance on Sunday
Jim Curry has created the ultimate tribute experience and has emerged as the top performer of John Denver’s music today. This Take Me Home: The Music of John Denver tribute is the first and only full-length John Denver tribute to headline in Las Vegas and has been celebrated nationally and internationally.
Curry brings his tribute show to the stage at the Chanute Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, April 7 at 2:30 p.m. It is being presented by the...
Feeback ready to take helm of CHS football
Ever since word started to spread around the community that Jason Feeback would be taking the reins of the Blue Comet football program as head coach, he has been inundated with phone calls and social networking messages. On Tuesday morning, plenty of excited football players found their way to Feeback’s office at CHS.
“I’ve had a lot of positive response and a lot of hugs,” Feeback said. “It’s humbling. It’s humbl...
Erickson, Egner, McCoy elected to City Commission
Chanute is guaranteed to have a new mayor soon.
Current Mayor Jim Chappell was the lone incumbent not re-elected to the City Commission on Tuesday.
Challenger Tim Erickson received the most votes with 610, and along with incumbent Tim Egner, who received 523, will serve four-year terms. Incumbent Martha McCoy was third in the race with 522 votes and will serve a two-year term.
Chappell placed fourth with 509, followed by Jeff Galemore 478 and ...
CES sets group discount prices, next season
At the annual meeting on Monday of Chanute Entertainment Series, Inc., the single show ticket group discounts were officially set.
Single show prices are $20 for adults and $10 for students with preschool students free.
The group discount brings the amount down to $10 per person for 10 adults or more and $5 per person for six students or more. Nursing homes will receive group discounts no matter how many residen...
Fredonia students’ artwork featured
FREDONIA — The Children’s Art Month Poster Exhibit is on display at the Stone House Gallery through April 27. Tavis Squires at Lincoln Elementary taught by Mrs. Wambsganss received the Celia Harris Memorial Children’s Art Award.¬†The award was established in 2010 by the Fredonia Arts Council from memorial donations received in memory of Celia Harris, long time Lincoln teacher and avid supporter of children, the arts and creativity. The travel...
CHS grad, former Chicago Tribune sports editor Rollow, dies at 87
The Chicago Tribune on Monday printed a tribute to Cooper Rollow, who died Friday following surgery on Thursday at Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, Elmhurst, Ill. He was 87.
Born Herbert Cooper Rollow in Wichita, he graduated high school in Chanute. After high school, he served in the Army in Europe in Gen. George Patton’s 3rd Army.¬†He then attended the University of Kansas, where he edited the school paper and received a journalism degree in 19...
Lawmakers talk fixture bill at Legislative Coffee
King: We have managed to kill 2285
State Senator Jeff King, R-Independence, said House Bill 2285 (HB 2285), which seeks to change the definition of real and personal property, would not pass the Kansas Senate.
During the Chanute Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism’s Legislative Coffee Saturday morning, King said he sided against the bill because it would inherently lead to an increase in county taxes because co...