Erie veteran heads up Texas-based Heroes on the Water program
For many veterans, coping with the horrors of combat is a lifelong battle in itself. Many return home only to face a long and emotional war against the memories of fighting overseas.
Kody Wilson has taken his post-war life down a productive avenue to help other combat veterans in the healing process.
Wilson, a 2004 graduate of Erie High School, is the coordinator of the Brooke Army Medical Center chapter of H...
Humboldt High School
Fourth quarter honor roll
Principal’s honor roll
Katie May Roseberry, Jeremy Lucas Setter, Dakotah Levi VanFleet
Teacher’s honor roll
Carrie Lee Cady, Cheyanna M. Colborn, Travis S. Collins, Emmaline Elizabeth Durand, Hunter Taylor Isaac, Keri Suzanne Muntzert, Stanton Cory Swaggerty, Darrah Ann Tinkler, Kindahl Jean Young
Regular honor roll
Jerik DeWayne Allen, Michaela Renee’ Bartlett, Samantha Ann Bedell, Kylee Ann Carson, Jordyn...
Leadership program combines faith
Leadership and faith can go together.
The Kansas Leadership Center is presenting a series of programs simultaneously in five southeast Kansas cities.
The first session of Leadership & Faith Southeast Kansas will be held 4:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 at the Alliance Room of the Memorial Building.
The program will also be given at Eureka, Independence, Iola and Pittsburg.
It is open to people of faith wanting to make progress on difficult...
Longtime KU basketball fans faithful
KU basketball fans come in all ages. There’s nothing to say a great-grandmother can’t be an expert about the University of Kansas Jayhawks.
“You bet I do. I wouldn’t miss it for anything in the world,” said Charlotte Bowyer, Chanute, about keeping up with KU basketball.
Bowyer, 89, got a chance to see KU in person a few years ago.
“They gave us free tickets right behind the boys,” she said. “We enjoyed it.”
“Mom was ...
Community National presents online banking tips
Online banking is how a growing number of people handle their finances, but it comes with risks.
Debby Daniels, vice president of Community National Bank and Trust, and Rita Berntsen, assistant vice president and internet banking supervisor, presented details about CNB online banking options and some details about how to keep safe when managing finances online Thursday at the last Chanute Public Library Jump Star...
Altoona-Midway board approves senior trip
The USD 387 Altoona-Midway School board held its regular meeting 7 p.m. March 12.
The board approved a senior trip to Galveston, Texas that was presented by Laura Erbe and Phyllis Grover.
The board accepted a bid on security cameras for school buildings from Security Services of SEK, after discussing security issues in an executive session.
The school board also:
• Approved the calendar for the 2012-2013
• Approved the 2012-2013 driver’s ...
Chanute Community Theatre cancels show
The Chanute Community Theatre has cancelled a show for the first time in its history.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” originally planned to run April 27, 28 and 29 has been canceled due to insufficient auditions.
The play’s cast is four male and two female roles. CCT President Staci Cunningham said that no men auditioned. “Our male population of actors is very limited and we just didn’t have any show up,” sh...
NMRMC among recipients of Medicaid EHR payments
The first payments to Kansas hospitals eligible under the Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program are scheduled to be made today and Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center is on the list. Twenty-three eligible hospitals are collectively receiving $10,433,183.05 for promoting and achieving widespread adoption of Health Information Technology such as EHR, which improves the coordination and delivery of health c...
Ogle to present another murder mystery
Mark Ogle, a former Chanute native now residing in Claremore, Okla., has penned another murder mystery for an American Red Cross fundraiser.
“The Butler Did It” is guaranteed to entertain and stretch the audience’s sleuthing skills, said Value News, Rogers County, Okla.
Part of the fun of the murder mysteries written by Ogle is audience involvement and the opportunity to win the coveted “Super Sleuth Award.” The audience members pick who the ...
Town Hall meeting on KanCare Friday
A Town Hall meeting on KanCare and Developmental Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities Services will be held 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Central Park Pavilion, 101 S. Forest.
Kansas is rapidly moving into an uncertain future with managed care, said Tim Cunningham, executive director at Tri-Valley Developmental Services. Individuals in the state’s Medicaid-funded intellectually/developmental disability (I/DD) services waiver are slated to be lu...
Heavy rains produce flood warning
After setting warmest low temperatures three nights last week, heavy rains have threatened flash flooding in the area.
Between 3 and 5 inches of rain in the county led to a flood warning for the Neosho River affecting Allen and Neosho counties near Chanute, affecting Neosho County near Erie, affecting Labette and Neosho counties near Parsons and affecting Cherokee and Labette counties near Oswego.
The weather service said flooding was reporte...
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 ...