Thayer voters turn down Sunday beer sales
Tribune Staff Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter THAYER -- By a 10-vote margin, Thayer voters Tuesday turned down a ballot question seeking to allow Sunday beer sales within the city limits. According to unofficial returns from the Neosho County Clerk’s Office, 97 voted against Sunday beer sales, while 87 voted for the measure. The returns are unofficial until the Neosho County Commission canvasses the vote at the commission’s regular meet...
90-year-old promotes healthy living with Walk Kansas
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Marge Neely is 90 — but that hasn’t slowed the rural Chanute resident down. These days she’s busy heading two, six-member Walk Kansas teams. “Walk Kansas promotes both healthy eating and exercise,” Neely said. “There are two things you can control in life, what you put in your mouth and what you do with your body.” Walk Kansas is a team-based program, scheduled from March 7-May 1 that promotes being more acti...
Inflation – The good and the bad
Chad A. Boaz, CRPC¬Æ
Typically when we hear the word “inflation,” a chill runs down our spines. As investors, we know that inflation eats away at returns and diminishes our purchasing power. But a modest, expected rise in the costs of goods and services isn’t all bad. When inflation begins to rise, it can be a sign that the economy is improving.
Right now, we are in a very low inflationary environment. Labor Department figur...
Let your forgiveness light shine
A millionaire collected live alligators. He kept them in the pool in back of his mansion. The millionaire also had a beautiful daughter who was single. He decides to throw a party, and during the party he announces, “My dear guests, I have a proposition to every man here: I will give one million dollars or my daughter to the man who can swim across this pool full of alligators. Suddenly there was a loud splash The crowd cheered him on as ...
Chanute resident reappointed to KCDD
Several southeast Kansas names are among the appointments and reappointments of Governor Mark Parkinson.
The governor reappointed Kathleen Brennon, Erie and Leon Ostrander, Great Bend, to the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities.
“Ms. Brennon provides the perspective of service provision to the Council,” said Jane Rhys, executive director, KCDD. “She is a valuable resource in assisting the Council in their mandate to review the Kansa...
Spring into fashion with Neosho County 4-H
Are you excited for Spring and the new wardrobe it provides? Interested in the newest trends for this season but have a hard time completing the look? Join in for the Spring Into Fashion style show on Sunday, April 11, beginning at 2 p.m. in the ballroom of the Tioga Building, 12 E. Main, Chanute.
Neosho County 4-Hers, young men and women, are partnering in this event with Maurices, Young America, JCPenney, Skincare Educator & Personal Image...
Yates Center woman dies in one-vehicle crash
Yates Center resident Krista Carie Grogg, 35, died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash on a rural Yates Center road.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs, Grogg was traveling eastbound on a gravel road nine miles north of Yates Center in her 1997 Pontiac Grand Am around 10:30 a.m. The report said she was driving too fast for road conditions, lost control and struck a culvert. Her vehicle overturned on the p...
City approves contract for pool management
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter By a split 3-2 vote, the Chanute City Commission approved a contract with Midwest Pool Management Monday night to operate the city’s new aquatic center for the 2010 season. The contract whittles down aquatic center operations costs for the year from an originally proposed maximum cost of $216,208 to a maximum of $147,485. “I think it’s a good deal,” Commissioner Jim Chappell said during Monday night’s sp...
FCE member recognized for 75 years of service
Pauline Burke, Neosho County Family and Community Education (FCE) member, has met a milestone that not many do. She was recognized for 75 years in the FCE program on March 31 at the Neosho County FCE Spring Tea.
Burke joined FCE in 1935, and for the last 75 years, has not just belonged to the organization, but has been extremely active. She served her local unit in numerous offices. She also was in leadership roles at the county level, servin...
County files civil suits
to seize three vehicles
County Attorney Melissa Dugan filed three civil suits last week to seize vehicles allegedly used in the commission of drug crimes.
Court records indicate Dugan filed for the forfeitures on behalf of the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office. NCSO is attempting to seize a 1995 Ford Mustang, a 1992 Chrysler LeBaron and a 1998 Dodge van.
The Mustang belongs to Dwayne Lansdown, 32, and Bonnie Padilla, 26, both of Chanute. The LeBaron belon...
Judicial center closed Fridays for furlough
The 31st Judicial District district courts in Allen, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson counties as well as other district court offices across the state will be closed for four Fridays starting in April and ending in May to help relieve the court system’s budget deficit. The furlough days (court clerks and other state court workers will be on unpaid leave these days) will be April 9, 16 and 23, and May 7. “The court closings were ordered by the K...
Family finds closure after loved one’s burial
PARSONS — The setting of U.S. Army Corp. Daniel L. Cox’s headstone on March 29 brought final closure to his parents and siblings, who have bereaved the loss of their hero who was killed in action Sept. 12 in the Wardak Province in Afghanistan when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device and was then attacked by enemy forces.
Cox was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Te...
makes stop in Chanute
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Experience is the key to becoming an effective attorney general, Ralph De Zago, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Kansas attorney general, said in a stop in Chanute. “You need experience working in the attorney general’s office to know how it works,” De Zago said in an interview with the Tribune. “I worked in the attorney general’s office for three and a half years.” De Zago currently serves a...
Umbarger returns home after accident
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Kurt Umbarger, 33, returned home nearly two weeks ago after an accident left him paralyzed. He has received quite a welcome from the community, including friends he hasn’t seen since he left town 13 years ago. On Thursday, Dec. 3, Kurt, son of Chanute residents Ron and Sylvia Umbarger, was hunting on his property in Benton, Ky., when he climbed into a deer stand at 6 a.m. To balance himself as he st...
— Humboldt Lions Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a
Today, April 3 — Humboldt Lions Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., Camp Hunter Park. Bad weather moves the event to the old high school gym. — Easter “EGG”stravaganza! for ages 0-12, Central Park, 100 S. Forest. Pictures taken inside Central Park Pavilion 10:30 a.m., $5, fundraiser for NCCC Theatre Group; Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. — Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., Church of the Nazarene, 14th and Plummer. — Chanute Healthcare Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m., 530...
CHS forensics program breeds plenty of success
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune The numbers are up. The quality is up and more students have qualified to go to state in forensics than the coach can take. “It’s a good problem to have,” said Brent Hoelting, CHS forensics and debate teacher. “Right now we have 19 state qualifiers and I anticipate six or seven more in the next few weeks.” Only 16 students who earn a first or second place finish at a school tournament are eligible ...
Royster student academic achievement at Gold Level
Special to the Tribune
Royster Middle School will receive Gold Level recognition from the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators (KAMSA) at the organization’s annual conference May 2-3, at Topeka
The state’s High Performing schools will be honored during the May 3 KAMSA Awards luncheon at Washburn Rural Middle School. Dale Dennis, Deputy Commissioner of the Kansas Department of Education, will be the featured speak...
Storms blow through area communities
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Strong winds from a brief storm that blew through the Chanute area Friday morning knocked out power in Neodesha and caused some damage in Iola, according to emergency management officials and the National Weather Service. No structural damage was reported in Neosho County as of late Friday morning. Rick Brown, Wilson County emergency management director, said winds estimated at 50 to 60 miles per hour kn...
Thayer to vote on Sunday beer sales
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter THAYER -- Thayer voters will be deciding Tuesday whether beer sales will be allowed inside the city limits on Sundays. A simple majority will rule. “Whatever they decide, the people will have the right to vote on it,” Thayer Mayor Stan Wheeler said this week. Neosho County Clerk Randal Neely said balloting will take place at the Thayer City Hall building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. He said his office ...
CHS students campaign for ‘No Phone Zone’
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune CHS students in National Honor Society are using campaign tactics to get their point across to their peers: Txtng Klls. They’ve created posters for the hallways and created a collage on the glass wall of the front office in the commons area where lots of students will see them. They’ve made pledge cards and written public service announcements to be read during school announcements and aired on KINZ-R...