— Humboldt Planning Commission, 6:30 p
Today, Feb. 25 — Humboldt Planning Commission, 6:30 p.m., Humboldt Public Library. Thursday, Feb. 26 — TOPS KS 912, weigh-in 8 a.m., meeting 8:30 a.m., north door First Presbyterian Church, 15 N. Steuben. — Chanute Senior Citizens birthday dinner, noon, 1717 W. Main. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. — Meet, Greet and Eat with city and school board candidates, 6:30 p.m., Kni...
Class at NCCC offers tips on agritourism
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor More than a dozen area farmers, ranchers and rural property owners took advantage of a four-week class titled “Agritourism: Your Next Cash Crop?” They received their certificates of completion Tuesday afternoon at NCCC’s Oak Room. Agritourism is a style of vacation that normally takes place on a farm or ranch. Instead of going to DisneyWorld or Branson, agritourists will tour a vineyard, pick their ...
Chanute electric rate lower than SEK, national averages
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Utility issues dominated much of the discussion at Monday night’s Chanute City Commission meeting, including a study comparing Chanute’s electric rates with state and national averages and approval of a transmission agreement with the Kansas Power Pool. According to information from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Agency and compiled by City Manager J.D. Lester, Chanute’s electric rate o...
Royster students rally to beat state assessments
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune Royster Middle School is applying a “good business” lesson to improve student scores on the Kansas State Assessments and the bottom line is: it’s working. Employers know that when they involve their work force in planning new concepts, they will “buy into” that change. Employees who believe in what they’re doing produce significantly better results. At Royster, the student council got involved in stagi...
Federal stimulus to give Kansas a boost
Spirits in Topeka have escalated during the past week with the signing of the federal economic stimulus package that should put about $4.4 billion into the Kansas budget.
Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, a
Thayer Republican, said Friday the package is very detailed but will provide $350 million of much-needed funding for work on highways, roadways and bridges.
Another $30 million will go for other infrastructure needs,...
25 years ago (1984) Crowned as Homecoming King and Queen at Neosho County Community College were Brian Sage and Deanna Kee. Runnersup for the title were James Baldwin Jr. and Teresa Spieker, and Dennis Goodeyon and Michelle Luellen. 50 years ago (1959) A Tribune photo shows winners of the doubles portion of the women’s bowling tournament. Pictured are Mrs. K. Cook, Mrs. Charles Baughn, Shirley Kober and Mrs. E.B. Green Jr. 75 years ago (...
— American Red Cross bloodmobile, 10 a
Today, Feb. 24 — American Red Cross bloodmobile, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Masonic Temple. — Grief Share weekly seminar, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1202 W. Main. For information, call 431-1341. — Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper, 5 to 7 p.m, Grace Episcopal Church, 209 S. Lincoln. Freewill offering. Proceeds to benefit Ministerial Alliance. — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. — Exploring ...
Neosho County 4-H Council The Neosho County 4-H Council met on Jan. 8 at the Neosho County Courthouse, Erie.¬†President Tyler Westhoff called the meeting to order by saying the Pledge of Allegiance.¬†The council began with roll call.¬†There were 9 members and 6 leaders present. The minutes were followed by the treasurer’s report. Treasurer Kayla Vincent gave her report. The Fair Board Committee Representative Courtney Dillow told us that t...
‘Mommy & Me’ breastfeeding support group to meet
Neosho County Health Department is hosting a “Mommy & Me” Breastfeeding Support Group for breastfeeding and soon-to-be mommies.
This meeting is to share breastfeeding experiences, concerns, myths, questions and ideas. The event will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Health Department, 320 E. Main. Babies welcome. For information, call 431-5770.
Business counseling sessions planned
Three attend citizenship event
A Citizenship in Action event was held Feb. 15-16 in Topeka, sponsored by the Kansas 4-H Youth Leadership Council and K-State Research and Extension. Youth had a chance to learn how the state legislative process works and how their voice and participation in decision-making can make a difference in their local communities. All participants of this event stayed at the Capital Plaza Hotel in Topeka. Youth attended a formal banquet, took ballroom...
Quest, Bluestem delinquent on 2008 taxes
Companies owe nearly $3.2 million, represent about a third of the county’s $11 million budget
ERIE ¬≠— Quest has until the end of next week to pay its past-due first half 2008 taxes before the county will take action against the company, the Neosho County Commission decided Friday.
But what action is still to be determined.
County officials Friday said Quest and its sister company, Bluestem Pipeline, owe the co...
Soupline’s success a tribute to community
In tough times, organizers of the 27th annual Operation Soupline were concerned about this year’s event.
Thanks to the community’s terrific support, those worries went away and $21,000 was contributed to the local utility fund.
People caring for others provided for a host of volunteers, including the NCCC baseball team, advance donations, advertising supporters, pie-makers, soup makers, including the ...
A street improvements overlay project, refunding bonds and converting a temporary note will highlight the next Chanute City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.
By request of Commissioner LeRoy Chard, the commission will also discuss Chanute High School Senior Lane and resolutions declaring properties at 13 W. Fourth, 227 S. Wilson, 1518 S. Highland and 1006 S. Grant in violation of Chanute Municipal Code 8.20.010 (G) for undue and excessive ...
Congresswoman Jenkins encourages constituents to contact her offices
CHANUTE — Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins made the following statement during her week-long tour of the Second District: “It is an honor to represent the Second District of Kansas in Washington, D.C., but it has been wonderful to be home visiting with folks in Manhattan, Lawrence, Parsons, Chanute and Iola. I look forward to visiting Holton, Horton and Atchison tomorrow. I continue to remind the folks I meet that I want my staff and I to be as ...
See to Learn Week begins Monday Attention parents of 3-year-old children in Kansas: Undetected vision problems can make your child less likely to graduate from high school, affect his or her sports performance and limit career choices — all before your child ever even starts school. Fortunately, there’s the Eye Care Council’s See to Learn program. Through the program, participating optometrists will provide free vision assessments at t...
— Puppet Show, The Blessing Cup Christian Bookstore, 9 a
Today, Feb. 21 — Puppet Show, The Blessing Cup Christian Bookstore, 9 a.m., 115 E. Main. — Chanute Historical Museum, 1 to 4 p.m., O. E. Elm. — Singspiration at United Brethren and Christ Church, 6:30 p.m., 15th and Highland. Sunday, Feb. 22 — Benefit breakfast for Nick and Paula Jacquinot family, whose house burned Feb. 3. Biscuits, gravy, eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee and juice will be served 8 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Francis Parish Ha...
Chanute Police Department
— Misdemeanor theft by deception was reported Feb. 3 in the 2700 block of South Santa Fe. Loss is estimated at $21 for hydrocodone.
— Misdemeanor possession of simulated controlled substances or drugs and possession of depressants/stimulants/hallucinogenics were reported Feb. 7 in the 300 block of West Main. The report says officers found a ceramic smoking pipe, metal pipefitting made to smoke, rolling papers...
Bridal Fair, Prom Expo set for Sunday
Tribune staff Attention all brides to be and those planning to attend a prom this spring. A Bridal Fair and Prom Expo is planned 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at Chanute Memorial Auditorium. A gown style show will be held at 1 p.m. Glenda Carter, Talk of the Town, is hosting the event. She noted that use of the auditorium will offer a stage, excellent lighting and sound. And more comfortable seating for those attending. A variety of vendors w...
The following couples filed marriage licenses this week: — James Joseph Dent, 64, Walnut, and Natalie Sue Reissig, 51, Erie. — Felix Frances O’Brien, 71, St. Paul, and Joyce Irene Wylie, 63, Oswego. No one petitioned Neosho County District Court for divorce.