Bible School and bars
How does a children’s Bible School and a bar go together? It’s an interesting story.
The year was 1898.¬†The numbers of immigrant children were rapidly increasing in one of New York City’s East Side slums.¬†So Mrs. Walker Hawes of the Epiphany Baptist Church decided to do something about the needs of the kids.
So, in the summer of 1898 she rented the only place she could find….a saloon…and ran a Bible School for six weeks.¬†There were Bible s...
Humboldt schools going digital, replacing textbooks
Humboldt schools will be going all-digital this fall.
In USD 258 schools, from kindergarten through third grade, students will use iPads in class to work on their curriculum.
From fourth grade through high school, all students will have an HP Elitebook laptop to use in class and take home.
The devices will be loaded with educational software from Pearson Education’s 1:1 Learning framework. According to a press ...
Safe Kids Kansas offers ‘home alone’ safety tips
Schools are letting kids out for summer break, and for many families this means a significant change in their daily schedule. Many times these changes leave parents in a situation where they must make a decision about leaving their child at home alone for some period of time. In a report, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated that nearly 7 million school-age children are routinely left home alone.
“Developmentally, children are generally ready to ...
Quick thinking attributed to surviving sixth cycle wreck
Chanute resident David Small said 30 years of street biking experience led to his quick actions that may have saved his life after an accident Friday at the corner of Elm and Highland.
Small wore his protective jacket, expecting a chilly ride to Erie to renew his motorcycle’s license plate, but he did not expect a small truck to pull out in front of him. But as he can attest, this was not his “first rodeo.”
Chanute High School award winners:
Chanute High School has announced all-school awards for the 2012-2013 school year.
(3.75 GPA or higher)
Daniel Benavides, Brooklyn Chaney, Michale Churning, Payton Cranor, Kaylin Cuesta, Ramsey Davis, Madison Dispensa, Colton Erikson, Macy Flowers, Adina Harrison, Bailey Herzberg, Reagan Holmes, Storme Jones, Matthew Keenan, Morgan Lansdown, Jaymi Lawrence, Courtney Lemon, Abby Liudahl, Andrew Marts, Derek Sharp,...
First Christian assists retired teacher find her D.A.D.
More volunteers needed for Moore relief
First Christian Church of Chanute will add finding retired Chanute Elementary school teacher Mary Kay Barclay a medical assistance dog to its long list of summer philanthropic efforts.
Bruce Seybold, First Christian Church of Chanute board of elders member, announced the church would spearhead a bar-b-que fundraiser to assist in purchasing a diabetic alert dog that could gre...
Galesburg Middle School
2nd Semester 2012-2013 Honor Roll
Galesburg Middle School
Taygan Grant, Camryn Cramer, Jacob Lamb, Trey LaRue, Garrett McGuire
David Burns, Catherine Elliot, Jaden Card, Gage Harding, Alexix Hernandez, Cassidy Hines, Colton Knudsen, Jenna Kramer, Haley Surber, Madison Taylor, Jadeyn Wyrick
Katrina Brown, Sarah Brown, Collin Chaney, Kirsten Cleaver, Ashley Dillinger, Al...
Local lifeguards, pool users enjoy first day
Lifeguards at Chanute’s Maring Aquatic Center made sure its opening weekend commenced without incident.
Hundreds of Chanute youths safely filed into the Maring Aquatic Center for its first weekend open and left in the same condition they arrived, with the exception of some well-spent energy.
Although the first weekend for Chanute youths at large, local lifeguards had a bit of a warm up as they had the opportunity ...
American Legion makes Memorial Day announcement
Veterans Memorial coming with or without funds
Ret. Command Sgt. Maj. David Fehr announced Chanute American Legion Post 170 would dedicate a proposed veterans memorial despite a $250,000 funding shortfall.
Fehr made his announcement while speaking in front of hundreds during Chanute’s annual Memorial Day Service at the Memorial Park Cemetery Monday.
“The members of the local American Legion and Veterans of Foreign...
Major governing bodies considering waiver restricting guns in buildings
County Attorney Thuston calls the bill unfunded mandate
Jimmy Potts and Joshua Vail
Neosho County’s major governing bodies will each decide whether to seek an exemption to House Bill 2055, which allows conceal and carry permit holders to bring guns into government buildings.
During Friday’s County Commission meeting, commissioners went into an executive session to discuss the potential security measures made necessary after...
Download ebooks through Kansas State Library
Chanute Public Library patrons can borrow ebooks through the Kansas State Library system using the 3M Cloud Library.
The first step is to get a Kansas State Library Card, which can be issued by the Chanute Public Library. Once a patron has a card with a card number, the second step is to download the 3M cloud library software.
To access the software for a Windows or Mac laptop or desktop computer, visit http://www.kslib.i...
CCA junior visiting Australia through 4-H exchange program
Chanute Christian Academy junior and active 4-H member Ben Yarnell will spend a month in Australia this summer.
Yarnell is going through the International 4-H Youth Exchange program, He will be staying with a host family in Table Top, New South Wales, Australia. New South Wales is a state of Australia, in some ways analogous to Kansas’ relation to the United States.
Yarnell’s host family has a sheep farm, and Ya...
Grants to city make downtown building renovations, neighborhood sidewalks possible
Jimmy Potts and Joshua Vail
Nearly $500,000 in state and federal grants could bring more development to downtown Chanute and walking paths for Chanute’s children, elderly and ill.
A $250,000 Kansas Department of Transportation (KDoT) grant would fund construction of sidewalks along Plummer Avenue for area schools, rest homes and Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center and one-third of a $600,000 Environmental Protection Age...
Churches sending supplies to tornado victims
Chanute residents did not waste time in responding to the needs of residents in Moore, Okla.
Less than four days removed from a category F5 tornado that leveled entire subdivisions within Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City, the Chanute First Christian Church and the Zion Lutheran Church of Chanute will combine their efforts in providing much needed supplies to the tornado ravaged town.
Mary Hutson, a Neosho County C...
Essay contest tells history of Royster
Chanute Historical Society sponsored a contest for the Royster Middle School students. It was an essay contest on the topic of the history of Royster.¬†The essay could contain photos, drawings and paintings and more than one author. The Chanute Historical Society provided a panel of judges, one from the historical society and two from the Chanute Area Retired School Personnel. The first, second and third place winners were announced at the Ro...
City of Erie appoints new superintendent
ERIE — The Erie City Council promoted a longtime city worker to city superintendent during a special meeting Monday evening.
The council voted 3-2 during its May 13 meeting to not reappoint City Superintendent Bruce Vogts to his position. The council must appoint a person to the superintendent position, along with several other positions, each year. Vogts was the only city employee not reappointed to his position.
On Monday, the council voted...
‘Special’ teachers retiring after long service to USD 413
Two ANW Coop special education teachers who have worked extensively in USD 413 are retiring this year.
Nadine Peters started teaching in 1979. She started in Kingman, teaching third grade, then taught living skills to students with disabilities in Paola for four years at Lake Mary Center, a private school.
When Peters and her husband moved to Chanute, she started working out of a St. Patricks’s Catholic Church bu...
Valedictorian, salutatorian named at St. Paul High School
ST. PAUL — Carly Newberry is the valedictorian for the graduating class of 2013 at St. Paul High School. Carly is the daughter of Chad and Kim Newberry, and is the granddaughter of Dalton and Shirley Newberry, and Charles VanLeeuwen and the late Jane VanLeeuwen. Carly has been admitted to Pittsburg State University’s Honors College, where she will be studying Chemistry with plans to continue on to Pharmacy School.
Carly maintained a perfect 4...
Chanute third graders practice bike safety
Chanute Elementary third graders received some bicycle safety instruction and got to practice basic bike skills at the school Wednesday.
The Bike Safety Rodeo is organized by Jennifer Dietsch, State Farm Insurance agent in Chanute. She has run the rodeo for the third grade for several years.
“We teach the bike safety and we talk about being watchful in the road,” she said.
Students got to practice straight line ...
Erie High hands out awards to seniors
ERIE — A variety of scholarships were claimed by Erie High School seniors on Friday, May 3 at the annual awards program. Colleges announcing scholarships include the following:
Neosho County Community College: Cassie Beach; Leslie Burch; Leesha Cyr; Paige Emmerling; Morriah Hoagland; Yegor Rowan-Pashchenko; Dana Titmus-Houghton; Jordan Titmus-Houghton; and Samantha Wade. Those recognized by the Talent Search and Upward Bound programs we...