Tulsa man killed in collision near Stark
A Tulsa, Okla., man was killed and a man from Wilcox, Neb., injured in a head-on collision on Highway 59 near Stark around 6 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Online Crash Log, Steven Stuessy, 60, Tulsa, was traveling southbound on Highway 59 in his 2006 Ford van. Wilcox resident Patrick Spangler, 53, was traveling northbound on the highway in a 2007 International semi. Both vehicles were rounding a curve when...
Cherryvale's Bloody Benders featured in screenplay
For Mark Patton, the story of the infamous Bender family has long fascinated him. The Chanute native who now lives in Arizona has written a screenplay for a movie, “The Bloody Benders,” about the family who murdered at least a dozen people in their home near Cherryvale from 1871 to 1873. “The story just creeped me out,” Patton said in a telephone interview about the first time he heard the story of the Benders while he was in Bill Stanley’...
— Knowledge @ Noon program “Focus on You: Balance Work and Your Well Being,” 12:05 p
Today, March 17 — Knowledge @ Noon program “Focus on You: Balance Work and Your Well Being,” 12:05 p.m, Neosho County Community College Union, Room 213. — Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Grant Community Center hospitality room, Stark. Free service provided by Guest Home Estates, Erie. — Castaway’s Free Cat Neuter Clinic, call Kathy at 431-6716 for details. — Enchilada Day, Buffalo United Methodist Church...
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Recently, the Kansas legislature was able to provide the Judicial System with a supplemental budget of $5 million. The additional monies will mean that, instead of shutting down courthouses statewide and forcing court employees to take five unpaid weeks off by July 1, staff will only lose four days of work. Talk of furloughs for the court system began in late December or early January. According to...
Chanute to go green Saturday
Tribune Staff A Blarney Breakfast, parade, Poker Walk and Pub Crawl and Costume Contest will be some of the events planned for Chanute’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday. The day will begin with the Blarney Breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge. As part of the breakfast, CHIPS registration will be from 7 to 11 a.m. The Green Parade, featuring a bagpipe and drum band consisting of members of the Isis Shrine of Salin...
City launches ‘We Are Ready’ Google campaign
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Chanute officials Monday kicked off the city’s campaign to become a test community for Google’s plans to install a new super-high-speed broadband network. “We think we are a perfect target for Google to use Chanute, Kan., as a rural model for its network,” City Manager J.D. Lester said during a special Chanute City Commission meeting Monday to launch the city’s bid. With city commissioners holding up sig...
Two charges filed in drug bust last week
Charges were filed Monday afternoon against a Chanute man arrested in a drug bust last Wednesday.
Chanute police worked with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Southeast Kansas Drug Task Force to serve a search warrant Wednesday afternoon at 620 W. Main. According to Chanute Chief of Police Sam Budreau, officers seized evidence of a methamphetamine lab and recovered a 1995 Dodge Avenger belonging to Chanute resident Shaw...
CES Book Fair raises $6,000 plus
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor This year’s book fair was another success, according to co-chairman Staci Cunningham. The annual book fair was held March 1 through 9 in the Chanute Elementary cafeteria. It was open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Extra business hours were added during parent/teacher conferences and Family Reading Night. Sales were comparable to last year’s totals. The fair raked in $10,433.17 in ...
NCCC taps bond underwriter for
Ottawa campus building project
Neosho County Community College is moving steadily toward building its new Ottawa campus.
During Thursday’s regular meeting, the board heard a report from John Haas, a representative of Ransom Financial Consultants, regarding proposals he received from underwriters on the issuance of bonds to help build the new campus. Haas said five proposals were received and he recommended the selection of Stifel Nicholaus & Company, Inc., as ...
Paradise Liquor changes hands Kenny and Janet Rollow took possession of the former Paradise Liquor, 1110 N. Santa Fe, on Feb. 5 and renamed the business Booze Brothers & Mix Shop Wholesale and Retail Sales. Kenny serves as manager. Booze Brothers employs one full-time person and five part-time. Kenny wants his business to be known as “the area’s go-to store for wholesale and retail imported beers as well as domestics.” “We seek to provide ...
Construction on Phase II of Shaw-
Elk Road project to begin this week
Barricading on 160th (Shaw) Road will begin Monday in preparation for beginning Phase II of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project, Neosho County Engineer William Cook said Friday. Cook told Neosho County commissioners at their regular meeting Friday morning that Venture Corp., general contractors for the project, will barricade 160th Road from U.S. Highway 59 to Marshall Road at the town of Shaw beginning Monday. Signs will also be pl...
Law enforcement discusses seat belt awareness
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor A new approach to promoting seat belt use in rural Kansas counties includes both public awareness and enforcement campaigns, and grassroots efforts by local law enforcement. State and local officials discussed these activities at a special media event Thursday at Lil’ Toledo Lodge. According to Pete Bodyk, manager of traffic safety for the Kansas Department of Transportation, 75 percent of all fatal...
National Legion leader
makes stop in Chanute
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Holding politicians’ feet to the fire to support veterans was the focus of a talk a national American Legion leader gave to Chanute-area Legion and Auxiliary members Thursday. “They sent our sons and daughters to war, now it’s time to take care of them,” Eugene Schumacher, American Legion national vice commander from Aberdeen, S.D., said during a reception Thursday mornin...
— Signup for food distribution by Angel Food Ministries, First Christian Church in Erie, 10 a
Today, March 12 — Signup for food distribution by Angel Food Ministries, First Christian Church in Erie, 10 a.m. to noon. — Chanute Senior Citizens, noon, Central Park Pavilion. — Youth Rally with Evangelist Mark Dawson, 6 p.m., Bethel Baptist Church, 120 S. Denman. Saturday, March 13 — USAF Heartland of America Band’s New Horizons clarinet ensemble, free concert, 7 p.m., at the Chanute Memorial Auditorium. Tickets may be picked up at ...
‘Alice’ a wonder to behold
The duo of director Tim Burton and actor Johnny Depp have brought us such twisted classics as “Edward Scissorhands,” “Ed Wood,” and “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.” Whether the resulting film is as sweet as “Corpse Bride” or as disappointing as “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” this team always delivers something that is unique. Now Burton and Depp have reunited for a seventh collaboration, “Alice in Wonderland.” The coup...
man arrested on meth charges
Tribune Staff Chanute Police Department worked with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Southeast Kansas Drug Task Force to serve a search warrant Wednesday afternoon at 620 W. Main. According to Sam Budreau, chief of police in Chanute, officers seized evidence of a methamphetamine lab and recovered a 1995 Dodge Avenger belonging to Shawnda Edwards, Chanute. The vehicle was stolen last week from a residence on Ash Avenue. Tommy Des...
Seeking protection with long-term care insurance
Chad A. Boaz, CRPC¬Æ Financial Advisor All of us wish for a long and healthy life. However, the reality for many is that as we grow older, the likelihood of needing medical care for an extended period of time increases. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seven out of every ten individuals over age 65 today will require at least some type of long-term care during their lifetime. It’s no secret that our bodies t...
Group urges more disability funding
Fifty-eight crosses lined the grass in front of the Statehouse on Tuesday morning, The Topeka Capital Journal reported, a representation of what one disability advocate said were the disabled Kansans on the in-home service waiting list who have died while waiting for funding. “They demonstrate the political genocide going on while the Kansas Legislature fails to act,” said Greg Jones from S.K.I.L., a representative of the grass-roots group....
Chanute resident still waiting
for double lung transplant
Assistant Managing Editor
Six months after moving to St. Louis, Mo., to be near Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Chanute resident Brandon Dennis still waits for lungs that will save his life.
Dennis, who turned 21 on Wednesday, suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. He first told his story to the Tribune last August.
According to the Web site of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org), “Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that af...
CDBG to pay for Erie drainage project
ERIE -- An engineering contract has been signed with Kirk E. Miller Engineering for the Third Street drainage project to be financed with a Community Development Block Grant.
The Erie City Council Monday night approved the contract for an amount not to exceed $75,250. The contract is contingent upon increasing liability insurance coverage from $500,000 to $1 million.
In other action at Monday night’s meeting, the council: