Five steps to deal with toxic people
There are toxic people. A widower who never paid any attention to his wife while she was alive found himself missing her desperately. He went to a psychic to see if he could contact his late wife. The psychic went into a trance. A strange breeze wafted through the darkened room, and suddenly, the man heard the unmistakable voice of his dearly departed wife. “Honey!” he cried. “Is that you?” “Yes, my husband.” “Are you happy?” “Yes, my husb...
413 closed; Soupline postponed
Chanute USD 413 schools are closed again on Thursday. Operation Soupline, scheduled for Thursday, will be held a week later on Feb. 10, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., at Masonic Hall, Elm and Highland.
Storm prompts emergency declaration
TOPEKA (AP) — Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback urged people to avoid any travel Tuesday and declared a state of emergency in the eastern half of the state after a massive winter storm moved in, closing schools, shutting down state government and leaving roads packed with snow. The state Department of Transportation reported that most major highways in the eastern third of the state were snow-packed by morning, including around Lawrence, Topeka and...
Meacham manager at Santa Fe Grill
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter What used to be Holiday Park Restaurant on South Santa Fe is under new title, ownership, and management. The restaurant is now called Guy’s Santa Fe Grill and has become a partnership between Mo Gedi’s and Mainstreet Family Restaurant owner Mo Gedi and Guy Meacham, previous owner of Guy’s Sandwich in Humboldt. “I took over about three weeks ago,” Meacham said. “We’ve been busy cleaning.” Meacham has be...
Erie senior chosen as National Youth Delegate to D.C.
MaKayla LaRue, a senior at Erie High School, has been selected to represent Kansas as a National Youth Delegate to the 2011 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment (WYSE) is a unique student leadership conference designed to develop and encourage future leaders in the important field of environmental studies and conservation in the 21st century. LaRue joins a se...
— Knowledge @ Noon, “Simple Steps to Reducing Home Energy Costs” with Carla Nemecek, agriculture agent, 12:05-12:50 p
Today, Feb. 2 — Knowledge @ Noon, “Simple Steps to Reducing Home Energy Costs” with Carla Nemecek, agriculture agent, 12:05-12:50 p.m. in the large meeting room in the Neosho County Courthouse. There is no required RSVP or fee to attend, and participants are encouraged to bring a lunch. — Ole Railroaders lunch, 11 a.m., Opies Pizza & Grill. — How Are You Doing? A Financial Check Up presented by Tara Solomon, 4 p.m., at Chanute Public ...
Operation Soupline postponed a week
Tribune staff For the first time ever, Operation Soupline has been postponed. Tuesday is the day that food is picked up and delivered to the American Legion, local churches and Masonic Hall for soup to be made, so the call had to be made then. Janice Weeks, Soupline coordinator, said the roads in the next couple of days were expected to be too bad to make satellite deliveries as well as taking in consideration of the safety of volunteers ...
Access temporarily free to Tribune website
Because of the snowstorm and blizzard-like conditions, the Chanute Tribune will not be able to print a newspaper for the Wednesday morning edition. The paper will be online here. The Tribune will allow users free access to the website for the next few days because of the interrupted print schedule. Pages will be uploaded as normal for the Wednesday morning edition and printed later. To get free access to the website, click on sign-in on the r...
St. Patrick kicks off Catholic Schools Week
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter St. Patrick Catholic School kicked off Catholic Schools Week with mass and a balloon launch on Monday morning. Preschool through 5th grade students released Bible verses tied onto balloons. On the back of each bible Verse card the school address and email address information can be found. A parent said the school has previously received replies from verse finders as far away as Nebraska. “Catholic Schools...
Light bulb trade-in booths available this week
Chanute vying against three other SEK cities in Take Charge! Challenge Tribune staff Now is the time for Chanute residents to get involved in the Take Charge! Challenge. Chanute is competing against four other southeast Kansas towns for the title of the most energy efficient. The winner will receive $100,000 to put towards a community lighting or efficiency project. The challenge involves 15 other cities in different regions of the sta...
29th Soupline fund-raiser Thursday at Masonic Hall
Tribune staff For the 29th year, Operation Soupline will raise Alliance of Churches for Christian Living (ACCL) utility funds. The event is planned 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3 at Masonic Hall, Elm and Highland. Last year’s Soupline raised $28,377, less expenses of $5,165. The $22,000 donated to the utility fund and emergency fund topped the previous year’s mark by $1,000. Again this year, chili or vegetable soup, pie and drink will ...
County hears about land restoration plan
ERIE — Neosho County commissioners heard about a land restoration plan that could include landowners in the county on Friday. The commissioners met with Leo Henning, director of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, John Miesner, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist, and Lance Hedges, with the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks. The officials were in Erie to talk about a Cherokee County restoration plan. The plan includ...
Blizzard conditions expected in SEK
Staff and wire reports A blizzard warning is in effect in Neosho County until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The National Weather Service forecast calls for areas of blowing snow today with visibility one quarter mile or less at times. Snow accumulation is expected of 11 to 13 inches with highs 20 to 25. The chance of snow is near 100 percent. North winds 25 to 30 mph are expected with gusts to around 40 mph. Lows tonight will be near 5 above. Ice coa...
Unruly CHS student leads to lock down
Tribune staff Friday afternoon right before school was released a male student was taken into custody by the Chanute Police Department. The school administration performed a lock down drill from 2:50 p.m. to 3:03 p.m., said CHS Principal Kent Wire. The student’s name and cause for arrest have not yet been released. “On rare occasions the Chanute Police Department is called upon to deal with an unruly student,” said Wire. “If and when a st...
Mayo doctors determine heart surgery unnecessary
Tribune staff A Chanute man who has prompted a Fix Faron fund-raiser campaign, will not face heart surgery at this time. Faron Morales, 37, traveled to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in late December. “The doctors told us the leaking heart valve does not need to be replaced nor a transplant needed at this time,” Morales said. He had blood work, ECG, echo-cardiograph, pacemaker/defibrillator check, liver ultrasound, and cardiovascular st...
Pool’s demolition unearths memories
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter In 1933 when the Chanute Public Swimming Pool was built, no one could have imagined the effects that it would have on our community. Now, 78 years later, seeing the old dirt beneath the crumbling surface of the concrete walls of the pool has a way of making community members nostalgic of the pool’s earliest days. Anyone who has ever been to the old pool knows who Norma Maring is. A respected member of t...
‘150 Things’ exhibit opens
TOPEKA — The Kansas Historical Society announced that the Kansas Museum of History will open the new “150 Things I Love About Kansas” exhibit in its Special Exhibits Gallery today. The exhibit opening coincides with the museum’s commemoration of Kansas Day for school groups. Admission today is free of charge. Visitors may tour the museum at a discounted rate of $1.50 on Saturday, Jan. 29, as part of additional Kansas Day events for the publi...
Pell Grant changes benefit to students
Changes in financial aid legislation in the past year have opened up the Pell Grant to more current and potential college students.
“Pell Grants are a huge resource for students because they’re one of the largest sources of the free money students can receive for college,” said Kara Hale, Neosho County Community College financial aid director.
The Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act (SAFRA) will end the ...
— 2011 Bridal and Prom Expo, 11 a
Saturday, Jan. 29 — 2011 Bridal and Prom Expo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Central Park Pavilion. Sponsored by Talk of the town and the Chanute Tribune. Free admission. — Heritage Health Care has partnered with the Chanute Community Foundation to present a Century Checkers Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. in the New Chicago Room. This is an intergenerational checkers tournament where the ages of the team members must total at least 100. Sunday, Jan....