The long-awaited opening of the Maring Aquatic Center is less than a week away.
According to Traci Endicott, chairman of a committee planning aquatic center opening events, an invitation-only “soft opening” for city employees and members of city boards and commissions is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, May 28.
The aquatic center will then open to the public at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 29, and will then be open seven days a week from th...
Demolition planned for Werewolf Bridge
ERIE — Werewolf Bridge’s days are numbered.
Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan Friday advised the road and bridge department to barricade the bridge on Ford Road between 225th and 230th roads and install signs at each end of the bridge indicating County Engineer William Cook has deemed the structure unsafe.
Neosho County commissioners have deemed the bridge unsafe, but they have not set a date for demolitio...
Sedan to host 10th annual blues festival
SEDAN — The Chautauqua Hill Blues Festival is going on Memorial Day weekend in Sedan, with the Sunday, May 30, events at the Chautauqua Hills Blues Stage, 2028 Kansas Road. Tickets are on sale in Parsons and in Chanute, as well as towns with JumpStart or Pumpin’ Pete’s convenience stores. The blues festival features artists with hits or CDs in the top five of blues charts this year, including Moreland & Arbuckle. Their latest CD, “Floo...
‘Shrek’ for parents and kids
It’s been nine years since the original “Shrek” captured our hearts and imaginations with Mike Myers’ lovable title character. A lot has happened since then, most notably the tepid 2007 sequel “Shrek the Third,” which was about as bad as a sequel could possibly be. Because of that shoddy lackluster film, I had about as much anticipation for the fourth Shrek film, “Shrek Forever After,” as one might have for a trip to the dentist for a root c...
Conversation piece travels through town
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor “A little less conversation, a little more ...” No, that doesn’t work here. A traveling conversation piece made a pit stop in Chanute on Thursday. “We stopped at an antique store and for a sandwich and have been here more than two hours,” said Rich Molden, Bellevue, Neb. He and his wife, Pam, were greeting passersby at the corner of Elm and Highland where their 1928 Double A rested on a trailer. What is labele...
Robbery at Ashley Clinic
Tribune Staff A lone white male robbed the Ashley Clinic pharmacy Thursday afternoon, Chanute police reported. In a statement, Police Chief Sam Budreau described the suspect as a white male about 6 feet tall and weighing about 175 to 180 pounds. The suspect was wearing beige pants and a white hoodie and left the clinic on foot, Budreau said. Ashley Clinic officials referred questions to police, while Budreau was unavailable for further c...
Heigele retiring as Humboldt superintendent
Bob Heigele has been so busy with end-of-the-year activities and writing reports, he hasn’t started packing his office yet.
Heigele, Humboldt USD 258 school superintendent for the past eight years, is retiring. His last day will be June 30.
“I’ll probably wait until the last minute,” he joked.
Heigele said he accepted the USD 258 superintendent job eight years ago as a way to return to his native area.
— Fifth annual CASA Charity Golf Tournament, 8 a
Saturday, May 22
— Fifth annual CASA Charity Golf Tournament, 8 a.m., Allen County Country Club. 4-person flighted scramble. Call Aimee Daniels (620) 365-1448 for information.
— Spring Fling with Horses (& mules), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Bit & Spur Saddle Club Arena, 2730 S. Katy Ave, Chanute. Pack demonstration, Fun and challenging obstacle courses. Club will furnish hamburgers, hot dogs, iced tea and lemonade. Members bring pot luck side dishes...
2010 Royster Journalism
Royster Middle School
I’m finishing up my second year of journalism and I love it! At the end of sixth grade when we were enrolling for our classes and I saw that I could take journalism, I did. I took it because I wanted to be the one to design a yearbook, and I thought there wouldn’t be many tests in class.
When seventh grade yearbook journalism really started, I learned that it was so much more than just about designing the...
CHS graduate accepted into prestigious performing arts college
Shanna Guiot Tribune Publisher Years of dedication and hard work to perfect her dance moves has paid off in a big way for a recent Chanute High School graduate. Jillian Taylor has been accepted into Oklahoma City University, one of the most prestigious performing arts colleges in the country. She was also awarded a dance scholarship. For the past eight years, Taylor has been under the tutelage of Beth Bell, owner of Studio B Dance Center. S...
Tribune Staff The Neosho County Sheriff’s Department has investigated several accidents in the past week. About 11:45 a.m. May 13, Wayne E. Huffman, 76, Thayer, was driving his 1996 Pontiac TSP east on K-47 just east of Ness Road when he lost control of his vehicle and went into a ditch. About 1:37 a.m. May 14, John David Kramer, 19, Galesburg, was driving a 1998 Chevy SLV pickup truck east on 30th Road just east of Meade Road when he lo...
He is accomodating!
Accommodating: Willing to adjust actions in response to the needs of somebody else. Being accommodating is a good virtue. Some people have it, some people, well, not so much. Let’s focus on those who have it. After my dad was recently hospitalized, we were discussing the accommodation shown to him by those who served him with what seemed truly like a servant’s heart. I have to say it is nice to go to the bank and be called by my first name...
Area under flash flood watch
A flash flood watch is in effect for much of southeast Kansas, including the Chanute area, until this evening, the National Weather Service Wichita office reported.
The watch includes Neosho, Allen and Wilson counties, along with Chautauqua, Elk. Greenwood, Labette, Montgomery and Woodson counties.
Numerous showers in the area were expected to continue through Wednesday afternoon and evening through this afternoon. Prolonged he...
The groom stands at the altar. The time of wedding has arrived. The bridal march begins. Small gasps of astonishment sweep over the congregation. The lovely bridal gown is torn, ripped, and muddy. The bride’s radiance tarnished with bruises.
Christ’s bride, the church, has been fussing again.
Families and churches operate in the same ways. Fussin’ churches act like fussin’ families. The best way to understand a fussing church is to understand...
How major issues fared in Kansas Legislature
TOPEKA (AP) — How major issues fared during the Legislature’s recently concluded 2010 session. BUDGET AND TAXES Democrats and moderate Republicans drafted and passed a $13.7 billion budget for the fiscal year starting July 1 that protects education funding, social services and other government programs. Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson is pleased with it. The same coalition in both chambers passed an increase in the state’s sales tax to hel...
— Chanute Christian Women’s “Pink Detective Brunch,” 9:30 a
Today, May 20 — Chanute Christian Women’s “Pink Detective Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s at Quarry Stone. Call 431-9271 for reservation by May 17. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. Call 431-1196 for information. — Neosho County Republican Central Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Erie Courthouse, 100 S. Main, in the small conference room, lower level (enter east lobby doors). ...
Local legislators discuss 2010 session
Chanute-area legislators are breathing a sigh of relief that the 2010 legislative session is over, but they realize the Legislature has much left to do next year.
“Overall, I think we did as well as we could under the circumstances,” Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, said this week.
“When you take a look at all the challenges we were facing with the budget and cutting programs, I don’t think anybody could have ...
‘Robin Hood’ shot in the dark
Director Ridley Scott and actor Russell Crowe have a pretty decent collaborative track record. They’ve made one superb film, two pretty good films, and one downright awful film. Now with their take on “Robin Hood” they’ve made a fifth film. But will it be any good? Will it reach the highs of “Gladiator” or the lows of “A Good Year?” I’m sad to say that while “Robin Hood” is a far cry from “Gladiator,” the end result is nowhere near as intere...
Fredonia woman uninjured in collision with deer
A Fredonia woman was uninjured Monday night when her sport utility vehicle collided with a deer on U.S. Highway 169 about two miles south of Chanute, the Neosho County Sheriff’s Department reported. Kimberly D. Figgins, 51, was traveling south on U.S. Highway 169 just north of 170th Road about 9 p.m. Monday when her 2006 Chevrolet HHR sport utility vehicle collided with a deer. Figgins was not injured in the accident. Damage was reported t...