Stroke screening to be offered to Chanute area residents
Most people don’t notice a sign or symptom until after a stroke occurs. That’s why stroke is commonly referred to as the “silent killer,” ranking as the third leading cause of death in the United States. But new technology is available today to help patients determine their stroke risk in advance so they can take steps to improve their health. Stroke Detection Plus’ preventive tests help identify those who are at a high risk for stroke, va...
Humboldt finalizes 2010 budget
HUMBOLDT — Humboldt property owners are looking at a slight increase in their city mill levy under the city’s proposed 2010 budget.
City Administrator Larry Tucker said the tax levy rate for the 2010 budget will be 63.752 mills, compared with 63.152 mills for the 2009 budget.
While the amount of property tax needed for the 2010 budget -- $387,133 -- is less than the 2009 total of $389,415, Tucker said a 1.52 ...
Fun, adventure, value at Kansas State Fair
HUTCHINSON — Thrilling rides. Foot-tapping music. Mouth-watering food. It’s amusement-for-everyone at the 2009 Kansas State Fair, running Sept. 11-20 in Hutchinson. Discount gate admission tickets and Midway ride coupons go on sale beginning Aug. 5 at all Dillons locations statewide, and are available now online at www.kansasstatefair.com or at the ticket office in Hutchinson. The tickets can be purchased at the discounted prices through Se...
Please join Edith Clements at an open house to celebrate her 80th birthday, on Saturday, August 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the Humboldt Public Library. Please bring your favorite memory for her memory book. No gifts, please.
Humboldt Lions Club is holding the Rick Folks Memorial Mud Run this Saturday, Aug. 1, at K-224 and 1400 St., east of Humboldt. Gates open at 10 a.m. and competition begins at noon. The run is sanctio...
— Bubbles in the Park for all ages, 10 a
Today, July 30 — Bubbles in the Park for all ages, 10 a.m., Chanute Public Library. — Sidewalk Art for teens, 10 a.m ., Chanute Public Library. — Teen Crafts, 3 p.m., Chanute Public Library. — Music Madness Crafts, 3 p.m., Chanute Public Library. — Special meeting of Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees, 5:30 p.m., student union, room 209. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments com...
25 years ago (1984) The art of Ted Watts, nationally-acclaimed sports artist from Oswego, is to be displayed all next month at the Chanute Art Gallery. 50 years ago (1959) A Tribune photo shows Mrs. Frank Hotchkiss, 818 S. Lafayette, with some of the extra-large tomatoes she grew in her back yard. She said all it took was a 10-cent packet of seeds and lots of tender, loving care. 75 years ago (1934) In spite of the drought, John Eklund ...
team, bonds in
place for pool
Concepts, detailed proposal a selling point for McCownGordon Construction/SFS Architecture Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A Kansas City, Mo., design-build team has been accepted to construct the new Chanute municipal pool, while the city also accepted a bid on more than $3.5 million in bonds to finance pool construction. Under a consent agenda item, the Chanute City Commission Monday night awarded the contract to McCownGordo...
Ask the Tribune
Question: Where is the dirt going from the CHS tennis court construction? Is the district getting paid something for the good topsoil? Answer: Superintendent Steve Parsons said, “The contract for construction of the tennis courts is with Crossland Construction. The contract included preparing the site, construction of the courts and hauling off debris and excess materials, leaving the site in good useable condition. Crossland is contracted ...
7th Street project requires
closing of intersection
The intersection of Seventh and Plummer will be closed for several days starting Monday as part of the Seventh Street construction project, City Manager J.D. Lester told the Chanute City Commission at its regular meeting Monday night.
He also said Seventh should be open by the time school starts on Aug. 13, even though the entire project may not be finished by that time.
“The project is behind a few days, but...
Spray park coming soon, Lester says The new spray park under construction at Highland Park could be ready by this weekend, City Manager J.D. Lester told the Chanute City Commission Monday night. Lester said the spray park could be open as soon as this coming weekend or the following weekend at the latest. Young-adult novelist to speak to Prairie Writers INDEPENDENCE — Mike Klaassen, author of The Brute and Cracks, two young-adult novel...
Fill the Backpack campaign Aug. 3-14
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Kansas Department of Labor statistics list Neosho County’s unemployment rate at 8.7 percent for June 2009. With so many families struggling to care for daily necessities, the cost of putting even one child in school, let alone several, may be too high. Angels Care Home Health has stepped up to help families in dire straits by running a Fill the Backpack campaign. “I was trying to think of something...
Vietnam-era remains put to rest in Lenexa
American Legion Riders attend memorial Johnny Adam was a skinny, blue-eyed 20-year-old when he disappeared on May 22, 1968, during the Vietnam War. His remains returned Saturday to his father and two sisters, now in their 50s. The military allowed his nephew, Air Force Staff Sgt. Adam Blankenship, to leave Afghanistan to accompany his uncle’s remains back to Kansas. It was a moment that his family had prayed about since 1968. The Kansas C...
Coffeyville woman drowns at Elk City lake on Sunday
ELK CITY -- A Coffeyville woman drowned at Elk City Reservoir over the weekend.
According to a statement from Montgomery County Sheriff Robert Dierks, his office responded to a reported drowning at Elk City Reservoir at about 5:25 p.m. Saturday.
Dierks said his office was notified that a woman who had been swimming at the Shell Beach area had gone under the water and had not come back to the surface. Montgomery County deputies as ...
— Toddler Dance, 10 a
Today, July 29 — Toddler Dance, 10 a.m., Chanute Public Library. — Knitting, 5 p.m., Chanute Public Library. — Chanute Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Katy Park. — Mommy & Me group, 6:30 p.m., 320 E. Main Street. Thursday, July 30 — Special meeting of Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees, 5:30 p.m., student union, room 209. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. Call...
Thursday...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 75 to 80.
Thursday night and Friday...Partly cloudy. Lows near 60. Highs in the mid 80s.
Lester crowned Miss Cooper County
Tribune staff It was a good night for the Lester family. Last Wednesday night Samantha Lester was crowned the new Miss Cooper County 2009 at Boonville, Mo. Lester, the daughter of John and Cheri Lester, Chanute, was chosen by a panel of three out-of-county judges. Lester reigned over the Cooper County Youth Fair that began Wednesday and ran through Saturday. In August, she will represent the county at the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, ...
Scripture of the Day
“He has told you, O earthling man, what is good. And what is Jehovah asking back from you but to exercise justice and to love kindness and to be modest in walking with your God?” — Micah 6:8, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures
Auditions upcoming for CCT’s OLIVER!
Lionel Bart’s musical OLIVER! will take the stage as Chanute Community Theatre’s fall production. It will be presented in Chanute Memorial Auditorium Sept. 25-26-27.
Auditions have been scheduled for the musical based on the book Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Oliver is a young orphan in a workhouse who draws a great deal of attention to himself when he asks for more at the dinner table. No one likes a greedy orphan, so Oliver finds himself...
Wednesday...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 80s. Lows in the mid 60s.
Thursday...Partly sunny with a chance of showers and isolated thunderstorms. Highs 80 to 85.
Today, July 28 — Storytime, 10 a.m., Chanute Public Library. — Moving to Music, 11 a.m., Chanute Public Library. — Duplicate Bridge, 7 p.m., Chanute Senior Center. All bridge players are welcome to bring a partner and attend. Wednesday, July 29 — Toddler Dance, 10 a.m., Chanute Public Library. — Knitting, 5 p.m., Chanute Public Library. — Chanute Farmers Market, 3-6 p.m., Katy Park. — Mommy & Me group, 6:30 p.m., 320 E. Main ...