City Commission appoints Kingery to Rec Commission
The Chanute City Commission approved appointing Shelly Kingery to the Chanute Recreation Commission, which ends a month-long search to replace former commissioner Don Everly.
Following Everly’s immediate resignation due to health concerns, the city commission unanimously approved Kingery, who won the appointment over nine other candidates including Neosho County Attorney Linus Thuston, Neosho County Community Coll...
Chanute Art Gallery reopening Sunday
The Chanute Art Gallery is reopening Sunday, March 3, after being closed for repair and renovation during the months of January and February.
Current gallery board chair and CES art teacher Alicia Fickel said numerous volunteers have been involved in the renovation, including those who have been involved with the gallery in the past and newcomers.
During the cleaning, an old record book was discovered that provid...
Class of 1973 planning reunion dance on Sept. 28
CHS classmates who graduated during the 70s are invited to join the Class of 1973 for an alumni dance on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 to midnight at the VFW featuring Greg Hockett and The Past Blasters.
Registration is requested due to facility capacity and seating.
Classmates may register at email@example.com with Name & # attending
Goodwill donations may be made at the door for future annual alumni events during Artist Alley Weekend.
Beware of potential identity theft
In this day of potential Identity Theft it is important that we as consumers try to be continually vigilant of how we use the Internet and how we use our charge cards, ATM machines, etc.¬†When one’s identity is stolen it takes months and even years to get all of the paper work and legal work straightened and your name cleared.¬†
Just about everyone has plastic money or better known as a charge card. One way to help protect your card is to wri...
Update on Kansas library ebooks
The Kansas Library system has had ebooks available for about a year now.
As of the end of 2012, the state library system had total 2830 titles and 4734 total copies available through the 3M Cloud library.
The system also had 6308 users by the end of 2012, adding an average of 530 new users each month.
When the Tribune previously reported on ebook borrowing, the system was not fully functional. Now, ebooks can be downloaded through the Kansa...
City Commission seeks ban on pseudoephedrine
A vote by the Chanute City Commission could force residents to get a prescription for many popular cold medicines.
Popular decongestants such as: Sudafed, MucinexD, Allegra D and TheraFlu could require a doctor’s prescription with the passage of an ordinance by city commissioners that seeks to reduce area methamphetamine abuse.
The ordinance would require area pharmacists to restrict the sale of all products conta...
Neosho County Health Department eying new home
With the lease on the Neosho County Department’s building at 320 E. Main running out in May, Chanute Realtor Jim Allen offered the county a long-term lease of the old Curves building at 18 N. Evergreen Avenue.
Neosho County Health Department Administrator Theresa Starr announced to the Neosho County Commissioners Friday that she received a lease offer from Allen for a building with enough space to accommodate the ...
— Class of 1953 reunion meeting (Jack and Sue Haight), 1:30 p
Today, Feb. 23
— Class of 1953 reunion meeting (Jack and Sue Haight), 1:30 p.m., 806 S. Denman.
— Dance with Charles Gwatney, 7 to 10 p.m., Memorial Hall in Eureka.
— Chanute Community Theatre Presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Revised),” 7:30 p.m., FireEscape Coffee House Concert Hall. Adults - $10 Child - $5 Buy at Chanute Chamber of Commerce or at the door.
— Chanute Do-Si-Do, 8 p.m., Central Park Pavilion, caller Cecil Burton.
American Legion Post 170
The meeting of Borestler – May American Legion Post 170, was held Feb
American Legion Post 170
The meeting of Borestler – May American Legion Post 170, was held Feb.14 at the Post Home. Commander Wendell Allen called the meeting to order and colors placed. Post Chaplain Bob Geiger gave the opening prayer. There were 22 American Legion members in attendance including recent transfer member Stephen Nessmith.
In the absence of Post Adjutant, Richard Kerns, Commander Allen read the minutes of the previous House, Ex...
Book Fair supports reading and school
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The annual Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization is back in business at Chanute Elementary School. Parents, friends, relatives and those who love to read are invited to buy a book for themselves, a child or even a teacher’s classroom.
The PTO event is not a fundraiser — it is a bookraiser.
“It is a win-win way to help every student and teacher at CES and buy books for yours...
Sounds of the Blues on Saturday
The Rendezvous, 221 E. Main, is hosting a Chanute Blues Festival from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
Tickets are $30 per couple in advance and $20 per person in advance. Tickets at the door are $25 per person.
The following groups and artists are performing:
Millage Gilbert, a Jackson, Miss., native and singer/guitarist. Gilbert moved to Kansas City in 1962 and and is one of its most recognizable Blues musicians. Gilbert’s style is influence...
National Weather Service recognizes Chanute man
The National Weather Service selected Chanute resident Tom Stevenson for the Length of Service Award for more than a decade of collecting essential climate information.
Tom Stevenson received the award after spending a portion of nearly every day collecting the high and low temperatures as well as precipitation readings for the National Network of Observers (NNO). The NNO then passes the information to the National...
Ray and Grace Wools, Kincaid, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 22.
They will be honored at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Hope Chapel on U.S. 54 Highway, two miles east of Moran.
The Rev. Earl Bell, who married the couple, will be present at the celebration.
They met in Iola and have two children, Glen Wools of Lawrence and Portia Murphy and husband, Rick, of Stark, and six grandsons, Todd, Thomas, Micha...
CHS students selected for prestigious state choirs
Madison Wendt joins elite group of three-peaters
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When 250 of the finest high school voices in Kansas blend together for a concert performance in a Wichita auditorium, the resulting sound can be breathtaking.
“I’d never heard so many people in one room make sounds like that,” said Madison Wendt after being selected for the KMEA State Honor Choir her sophomore year. The second time I didn’t think it could...
Charlie Brown takes the stage at FireEscape Friday
Anyone who can relate to Charlie Brown is invited to a local production.
The Chanute Community Theatre production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised)” starts 7:30 p.m. Friday at the FireEscape Coffee House.
Based on the Peanuts comic strip with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, the musical is the 1999 revival version of the 1967 original, with new songs and character changes. The show is produced ...
Reid named chamber’s Partner in Progress
Former Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh helped recognize the recipients of the 2012 Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Public Square and Partner in Progress Awards.
While talking to a crowd of Chanute residents and business owners Monday night at The Venue on Main, Thornburgh spoke of local government and business leaders and how they formed the foundation of all communities.
“All of th...
Resident returns home after years abroad
After years abroad in the country of Georgia, Chanute resident Megan Housh along with her husband, Wade Housh, who recently took a position with Charles R. Sharp LLC, returned to Chanute to settle down.
The Housh’s return to Chanute began after two years working as Christian missionaries in Georgia, a country in eastern Europe, where they taught English and performed a variety of community services for a country t...
Female suspect in custody
The Chanute Police Department announced Monday morning that Michelle Voorhees has been taken into custody as a suspect of aggravated arson and first degree murder.
Investigators continue to pursue new leads in an effort to locate suspect Brian Shields. The public is asked to not make contact with Shields as he is considered to be armed and potentially dangerous. Information should be submiited to the Chanute Police Department at (620) 431...
Murry picks up 800th career win
NCCC baseball coach Steve Murry picked up his 800th career win on Sunday, as part of the opening weekend festivities for the Panthers. The 800th win came in a comeback 7-6 victory over Longview.
“It means I’ve been involved with some really good people,” Murry said. “I’ve had great people to work with, in assistant coaches, administrators, and players. Obviously, I’ve never thrown a pitch or hit a baseball in any ...