Banners designed by Chanute college student brighten Main
Kathleen Carney Tribune writer Main Street took on a new look with the black street lamps, and those lamps are now adorned with banners designed by Chanute High School graduate Michael Miller. The final design is simple and incorporates giraffes and the saying, “Live the Adventure.” Miller said he wanted to draw a parallel to the Safari Museum with his design. Miller has been interested in graphic design since he was 13 years old. Many o...
Chanute firefighter part of new calendar benefit
Kathleen Carney Tribune writer Chanute firefighter Chad Small made his modeling debut in the 2011 Kansas Firefighter calendar to benefit Coats for Kids and the Kansas Firefighters Museum. Small agreed to go through the judging process for the calendar after other men on his shift pushed him to sign up, and he became one of the final 13, out of about 30 entrants, chosen for the final calendar. “Initially I was pushed into it by the guys o...
USD 101 opens wellness center to public
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun ERIE — Investing in construction of a new high school in Erie is paying off in more ways than one for patrons of Erie USD 101. This week, the USD 101 Board of Education approved a wellness facility policy allowing for patron usage of the new high school’s weight room, auxiliary gymnasium and aerobics workout room. Within the city of Erie, there has been no gymnasium or workout facility available for residents...
— New Life United Brethren in Christ Church invites Fall Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 6 — New Life United Brethren in Christ Church invites Fall Bazaar. 7 a.m. homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee. Kids’ games, craft items, chicken and noodle lunch. — Otterbein United Methodist Church annual bazaar, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meal at 11 a.m., pulled pork, cheesy pototaes, green beans, pie, drink. Lunch $7. Kids 10 and under $3.50. 631 W. 7th. — 2nd annual Holiday Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Park Pavillion. For ...
Drivers beware: deer on move
Kansas Department of Transportation The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) are warning motorists to be aware that November is historically the month when the highest number of deer-vehicle crashes occur. According to KDWP biologist, Lloyd Fox, the increase in deer-vehicle crashes is strongly influenced by deer mating season (the “rut”), which oc...
Santa Fe Grill to offer variety of food fare
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A new restaurant has opened in an old location on South Santa Fe. Owned by Mohammed Gedi, who also operates Mo Gedi’s Italian Steak House at Quarry Stone, the Santa Fe Grill opened Thursday morning at 3030 S. Santa Fe. “You name it, we’ve got it,” Gedi said. “Everything is going to be fresh, homemade food. There won’t be anything out of the freezer.” The restaurant’s hours will be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.,...
Technology gets RMS message out
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune Royster’s Student Council members are working hard this year and they want everyone to know about it. One of the group, Storme Jones, came up with the idea of creating a Student Council web site. He and Student Council advisor Dallas Masoner began working together to make that happen. Jones said he wanted to use the site to inform students about Student Council, dates and other events. “It’s reachin...
Kids Voting in Chanute and statewide pick Brownback
Tribune staff In Chanute, 254 students cast Kids Voting Kansas ballots on Tuesday. There were 1,021 registered. Across the state, more than 10,000 students from Kansas cast ballots in the mid-term elections through Kids Voting Kansas, an affiliate of Kids Voting USA. “The Kids Voting USA program makes voting a positive habit by starting early and making it a regular part of a child’s development,” said Emily Bradbury, interim Kids Voting ...
Super fans get recognized at Royster
Special to the Tribune
Royster’s Student Council wanted to improve school spirit this year and their efforts appear to be working.
The group created a “Super Fan” club and a way to recognize the student chosen at every home sporting event this year.
“We wanted more school spirit and to get students involved,” said Storme Jones, executive board member.
“We wanted to recognize people,” said President Derek Sharp.
The Student Coun...
Allen County approves hospital sales tax proposal
Tribune Staff Allen County voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a countywide quarter-cent sales tax to help finance construction of a new hospital, according to unofficial returns from the Allen County Clerk’s Office. Unofficial returns showed the “yes” vote was 3,221, of 72.5 percent of the vote, while the “no” vote was 1,221, or 27.5 percent of the vote. The sales tax is to help finance construction of a $30 million hospital to replac...
The Neosho County Sheriff’s Office investigated a vehicle-deer accident Monday night on U.S. 59. About 7 p.m. Monday, a 2002 Chevrolet driven by Frank D. Burns, 67, Walnut, collided with a deer on U.S. 59 just south of 230th Road. Estimated damage was more than $1,000.
Several years ago I took the family to visit one of Missouri’s famous caves. At one point the guide turned off the lights. It was dark. Really, really dark. After 161/2 hours she turned the light back on…ok it was only 1 minute. But I will never forget the feeling of absolute darkness. How would you survive being 2,000 feet underground for 69 days? The world watched the rescue of the 33 miners trapped in the Chilean mine. The celebration ha...
Energy efficient house completed
New house at 1106 S. Henry ready for public viewing Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune Chanute High School students not only built an energy efficient house for the local market, they also acquired the skills necessary to build similar homes that are attractive to today’s consumers. The new 1,250 square foot house on Henry Street is energy efficient and meets the standards for an Energy Star rating and ADA accessibility. This plus t...
Schoenhofer winner of county race
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter ERIE -- Democratic candidate Michael Schoenhofer has been elected as the new 1st District Neosho County commissioner after winning a three-way race in Tuesday’s general election. In unofficial returns from the county clerk’s office, Schoenhofer received 769 votes, or 39.9 percent of the vote, to 583 votes, or 20.32 percent, for Republican candidate Patricia Houser and 571 votes, or 29.69 percent, for write-...
Two NCCC track athletes killed in highway accident
Tribune Staff Two Neosho County Community College track athletes were killed Monday afternoon in a two-vehicle accident at the U.S. 160-U.S. 169 junction about six miles east of Independence, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. Tyler Keith Martin, 18, Georgetown, Texas, and Sammy Lazhir, 18, Brooklyn, N.Y., were killed when the 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck Martin was driving was hit by a 1999 Peterbilt semi driven by Stephon Ardway Carney, 4...
USD 413 to continue long-term educational plan
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Work on a new long-term educational plan for Chanute public schools is expected to begin after the first of the year, the USD 413 Board of Education agreed during its regular meeting Monday night. Following a discussion with James Christman, Pittsburg State University associate professor of special services and leadership studies, school board members decided to resume the district’s long-term educational...
413 assistant superintendent announces retirement plans
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Kathryn Taylor, USD 413 assistant superintendent, has announced her retirement effective at the end of the 2010-2011 contract year in June. Taylor’s retirement was one of several retirements and resignations approved Monday night by the USD 413 Board of Education. “There will be plenty to do between now and then,” said Taylor, who is in her fifth year with the Chanute school district. Other retirements ...
CHS grad seeks contest votes; will donate winnings
Tribune Staff A Chanute High School graduate who now attends college in California is asking for help to win a contest in which he intends to donate half the winnings to go toward a scholarship for CHS art students and the other half for a trip to Africa to help build a school and start an arts program there. “If I could get our community behind this cause, I believe I can win,” said Jason Harris, son of Donna and Bob Miller of Chanute an...
SRS expands blind or visually impaired services
Kansans who are blind or visually impaired will have greater access to services to support independent living and employment as a result of three major contracts recently awarded by the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS). Contracts totaling $1.3 million over two years have been awarded for the provision of independent living services for persons who are age 55 and older who experience blindness or visual impairmen...
— Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p
Today, Nov. 2 — Polls open 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Classes of 1935/50 get-together, 11 a.m., Mo Gedi’s at Quarry Stone. — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. — Lost a loved one? Come to grief share, Zion Lutheran Church, 6 p.m. — Diabetes Support Group, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center Classroom, insulin pump therapy, speaker Susie Vietti. — Compassionate Friends...