Immigration subject of library program
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter How will immigration continue to change Kansas? “Who knows?” was the answer from an Independence Community College history professor who gave a presentation on “Welcome to the Melting Pot: Kansas Immigrants and Westward Migration” Thursday night to the Friends of the Chanute Public Library group. “I’m not sure what Kansas will look like in 100 years,” said Isaias McCaffery, ICC professor of history and c...
— Chanute Senior Center’s annual soup/chili and pie dinner, 11 a
Today, Oct. 23 — Chanute Senior Center’s annual soup/chili and pie dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1717 W. Main. Soup/chili and pie will be $4.50; children under 12 $2; soup only $3; and a piece of pie $1.75. Whole pies may be purchased, $8 for 9-inch and $6 for less than 9-inch. The public is invited. — Blessings of the Bikes lunch, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Patrick’s Hall in Walnut. Sponsored by the Ruritan Club. — Chanute Historical Museum, 0 ...
Chanute among Main Street award winners
Tribune Staff HUTCHINSON -- Several Chanute individuals and organizations were presented with awards of excellence Friday night at the annual Kansas Downtown Symposium in Hutchinson. Jim and Martha Cornish of Chanute were winners of a Main Street Community Award, while the City of Chanute, Main Street Chanute and the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism were awarded Excellence in Public/Private Partnership. The sympo...
Vietnam vet Thompson to be parade grand marshal
Entries, volunteers sought for Veterans Day parade Tribune staff Veterans Day on Nov. 11 offers a chance to honor national veterans and active military members around the world. This year the Veteran Committee is pleased to honor Vietnam veteran Dan Thompson as this year ‘s Veterans Parade Grand Marshal. The parade will be 11 a.m. on Main Street on Thursday, Nov. 11. “Historically too little has been done to honor the Vietnam vets for th...
Kirby’s SuperSports to present stunt rider, concert
Kirby’s SuperSports is bringing country recording artist Glen Templeton to Chanute for the Boots & Borders Tour for an outdoor concert on Friday, Oct. 29. Kirby Stanislaus and Stan Ross have teamed up to bring their Capstone recording artist to their hometown. Join Glen and his band Friday, Oct. 29 at Kirby’s SuperSports to hear songs from his new album as well as classic country and rock favorites. The evening will start off with prof...
County considers slight move on 150th Road
ERIE -- Discussion of the 150th Road-Queen Road intersection continued Friday with a suggestion to move 150th Road slightly to the south at the Union Pacific Railroad crossing near Queen Road to allow a better view for motorists crossing the tracks.
“This way, vehicles will be meeting the tracks more straight-on instead of at an angle,” County Road and Bridge Co-Director Charles Morse said.
County Engineer Wi...
Neff back to work for City
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter With his paid administrative leave over, Chanute Community Development Director John Neff has returned to work, City Manager J.D. Lester said Thursday. “He’s back on duty,” Lester said. “He’s being allowed due process. The county prosecutor passed it on to the (state) attorney general’s office, and they’re investigating.” Last month, Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan said her office received a report ...
$10.2 M TIGER II rail grant awarded
The Kansas Department of Transportation has been awarded a $10.2 million federal Transportation Investments Generating Economic Recovery II (TIGER II) grant to help fund its Great Plains Freight Rail Service Improvement Project. The TIGER II grant will provide for infrastructure and facility rail improvements to the South Kansas and Oklahoma Railroad (SKOL) owned and operated by Watco Transportation Services, Inc. Improvements are ...
— Erie High Charter School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 5:30 p
Today, Oct. 22 — Erie High Charter School Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, 5:30 p.m. — CHS football at Parsons, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23 — Chanute Senior Center’s annual soup/chili and pie dinner, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 1717 W. Main. Soup/chili and pie will be $4.50; children under 12 $2; soup only $3; and a piece of pie $1.75. Whole pies may be purchased, $8 for 9-inch and $6 for less than 9-inch. The public is invited. — Blessings of the Bikes lu...
Non-toxic odorant escapes at Ash Grove
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A number of Chanute residents reported smelling natural gas from the Ash Grove Cement Co. plant Thursday morning, but a company spokesperson said the odor came from maintenance on a natural gas line and was not an emergency. Jacqueline Clark, Ash Grove director of communications and public affairs, said workers from a contracting company and Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline Co. were performing scheduled...
3-year-old Neodesha boy dies in crash
Tribune Staff A 3-year-old Neodesha boy was killed in a one-vehicle accident late Wednesday afternoon about three miles west of Morehead, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. Gunner M. Murray died about 5:35 p.m. Wednesday from injuries received in the accident. He was a passenger in a 2006 Pontiac driven by Joshua D. Elam, 22, Cherryvale. Riley Elam, 2, also of Cherryvale, was also a passenger in the car. The KHP reported the driver was ...
Four brothers to entertain for CES series
The Marlins, four brothers who have been playing together for more than 25 years, will be performing in Chanute to open the 2010-2011 Chanute Entertainment Season. The concert will be 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 25 at Chanute Memorial Auditorium. The four brothers, Gary, Jace, Rick and Robert have been performing for conventions, fairs, festivals and corporate events throughout the U.S. and Canada. They have shared the stage with such well known pe...
Longtime BPW member Woman of the Year
Frances Ballou was recognized for the second time as Chanute BPW Woman of the Year.
Ballou was honored at a reception on Wednesday night in the Alliance Room of the Memorial Building. She was presented a corsage and certificate.
She has been an active member of the Chanute Business and Professional Women’s organization since September 1971. She joined the group after two two children were grown. She and her husband, Charles, operated Self Ser...
— Neosho County Health Department walk-in flu clinics, 9 a
Today, Oct. 21 — Neosho County Health Department walk-in flu clinics, 9 a.m. to noon, 320 E. Main. — Christian Women’s Club “Goodies and Goodness Brunch,” 9 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. — PEO, Chapter DD will host Humboldt, Chapter AM & Iola Chapter L, First United Methodist Church, 6:30 p.m. — Gear Grinders, 6:30 p.m., New Chicago Room. Renewing m...
We all could use a miracle
In an effort to find some comic relief, I was watching a sit-com the other night. I get tired of hearing about children being kidnapped, murders, etc., so sometimes I prefer mindless humor. However, in the midst of this so-called comedy was a dialogue discussing miracles. One of the girls said she did not believe in miracles. There was no such thing. I thought to myself how sad because even though it was a fictional show, it is a very nonfi...
Ash Grove announces another furlough
Plans are to suspend production in Chanute on Dec. 31 Tribune Staff Production at the Ash Grove Cement Co.’s Chanute plant -- along with eight other plants in the midwestern and western U.S. -- will be temporarily suspended later this year due to poor economic conditions, the company announced Wednesday. Overall, production at individual facilities will be affected beginning as soon as late next month. It is projected that production wil...
KDOT project to renovate seven blocks in Humboldt
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter HUMBOLDT -- A seven-block area of Humboldt will be receiving renovations next year, while the new city hall will be opened next month, the Humboldt City Council learned at its regular meeting Monday night. “Seven blocks may not sound like much, but it is pretty major for us,” City Administrator Larry Tucker said. The Kansas Department of Transportation has awarded a low bid of $360,000 to Killough Constr...
Environmental rights group to meet Oct. 27
Tribune Staff An organization calling itself the Chanute Environmental Rights Group has scheduled a meeting for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Park Pavilion to discuss health concerns in the community. According to the group’s website, www.chanuteenvironmentalrightsgroup.com/, some local residents suspect that toxins in the environment contribute to a number of health problems in Chanute. The website also said effects of pollution an...
Democrats stump for governor job opening
Stu Butcher Tribune editor The Democratic ticket for governor, Tom Holland and Kelly Kultala, isn’t concerned that Kansas is known as a Republican stronghold. Kultala, running as Lt. Governor, stopped in Chanute and said they’re counting on the base of Democrats, moderate Republicans and Independents at the polls. “He started to gain some momentum since the school finance debate in Hutchinson,” the Leavenworth senator said of her running...
Virginia man arrested in U.S. Marshal’s investigation
Tribune Staff A 20-year-old Virginia man wanted on a probation violation for sex-related charges was arrested Tuesday evening in downtown Chanute as the result of a joint investigation by the U.S. Marshal’s office and the Chanute Police Department. Travis Eugene Taylor was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tioga Suites by Chanute police working in conjunction with the federal marshal’s office, Chanute Director of Public Safety Sa...