Chanute pool opens today
Tribune Staff Chanute is pool-challenged no more. Ending three summers without a municipal pool, the Maring Aquatic Center will open to the public at 1 p.m. today and will remain open until 7 p.m. every day at the same hours. City Manager J.D. Lester said the Chanute Recreation Commission would be in charge of the concessions and admissions area, where season and multi-visit passes will also be available. An official grand opening ceremo...
Williams seeks re-election to House
TOPEKA – Rep. Jerry Williams, D-Chanute, on Friday filed with the Secretary of State for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives. Williams represents the 8th House District, which includes all of Neosho, part of Crawford and the northwestern corner of Labette counties.
“The opportunity to serve the people of Topeka is the reason I first ran for public office,” Williams said. “I will stand up for the rights of my constituents, and w...
Chanute natives see BP oil rig incident first hand
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter For three Chanute High School graduates now involved in repairing the BP oil rig which exploded in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of Louisiana April 20, it has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience. “Something you’ll never forget is seeing a 300-foot-high fire,” said Jason Tripp, whose brother, Richard, and Richard’s son, Mark, work for Oceaneering, a global provider of services and products primarily to...
— Mission Days Kickoff Breakfast, 7 to 9 a
Saturday, May 29
— Mission Days Kickoff Breakfast, 7 to 9 a.m., St. Francis Parish Hall, St. Paul. Biscuits, gravy, eggs, sausage, pancakes, coffee and juice. Sponsored by Knights of Columbus Council #760.
— Buffalo Historical Society Museum open 1 to 4 p.m.
— Altoona Alumni Banquet at Altoona-Midway Grade School, 9th and River. Covered dish dinner at 6:30 p.m. For info, Kenny Streets (620) 378-3348 or Rebecca Frankenberry Timmons (620) 698-3...
Chanute 13-year-old dies in crash
A Royster Middle School student was killed in a traffic accident reported at 8:14 a.m. Thursday morning in Anderson County.
She was a passenger in a 1999 Ford Expedition driven by her aunt Connie L. McCormick, 45, Chanute.
The Kansas Highway Patrol report said the accident occurred at U.S. 169 at 700 Road, approximately two miles north of Colony.
The vehicle was southbound on U.S. 169 and left the right side of the roadway, entering the dit...
SEK Inc. to host senator in Chanute
Southeast Kansas, Inc. is proud to announce that United States Senator Sam Brownback will address business and community leaders from southeast Kansas on Friday, June 4, at Mo’s Gedi Italian Steak House, 511 S. Country Club Road, Chanute.
The event will begin at 11:45 a.m. This is an official Senate visit and an opportunity to ask questions that are important to constituents’ familes and businesses as well as to hear legislative updates from ...
CHS student heading to KU’s elite pharmacy camp
This isn’t your average summer camp and Chanute High School senior-to-be Alanna Haynes is thrilled to be going. But she probably won’t have to pack her swim suit.
Haynes was one of 22 high school students accepted at the 2010 Pharmacy Summer Camp Program at the University of Kansas.
Admission to the June 6-11 camp is competitive and Haynes was grateful to be accepted.
“I’m excited to get a feel for the campus and...
Kart racing opens at Lil Hummer
Todd Kidwell Midwest Speedway
It was a nice evening for racing at the Humboldt Speedway Saturday might with 20 plus racers on hand and a new track for Kart racing. The feature races started off with the 5-8 year old class and Levi Larson from Iola piloted his red and black number 23 to his first ever racing go kart victory. Tyler Davis from Chanute ran 2nd and with Dylan Schild coming in 3rd. In the 9-12 Lite class, Matthew Kay was in total ...
Granddad carried a gun to school. And he was the school teacher! The mountains of southeast Oklahoma was rough and granddad, although a champion wrestler, found it necessary to carry a small handgun to school. Teaching in a one or two room school someone had to be in charge … and granddad didn’t let anyone have doubts. (This may be the reason he was such a good Junior High Boys Sunday School teacher.) My other grandfather made money workin...
Frame stays on top at Midwest
Racing was at its best Sunday afternoon at Midwest Speedway in Urbana. On hand was the Kansas Army National Guard raising money for Home Ready Awareness. First feature race action of the day was the 5-8 with Trey Stipp of Humboldt starting on the pole and never looking back as he continued with his winning streak. The 7R of Jaymond Rice ruan 2nd and Ethan Vance was 3rd. With the racing mowers on hand, the SS mowe...
Crossings safety concern near new Erie school
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter ERIE — The intersection of 150th and Queen roads about a mile east and north of Erie is normally peaceful and quiet, especially on a warm spring afternoon. More than a dozen times a day, however, that tranquility is broken by the blare of horns from Union Pacific Railroad trains passing through the crossings at both roads. Those crossings, combined with increased vehicle traffic expected from completion ...
Erie’s Streetscape plans ongoing
Tribune Staff ERIE -- Plans for the Main Street Streetscape project highlighted discussion at Monday night’s Erie City Council meeting. The council approved a change order for the completion date to be Oct. 31. The project is expected to begin on July 19. In other action at Monday night’s meeting, the council: • Approved the 2010 pool manager contract between the Erie Recreation Commission and Tyler Johnson. Johnson is to be paid $6,000...
City commission allocates funds to non-profits
It wasn’t easy, but the Chanute City Commission allocated funds to a number of local non-profit organizations for the remainder of the year.
“This isn’t an entitlement,” Mayor Ed Cox said during Monday night’s commission meeting, “but an opportunity presented itself to assist agencies.”
Commissioners Monday night voted to allocate General Fund money totaling $40,200 plus other matching funds to nine Chanute n...
Great American Group plans to
manage Movie Gallery disposition
Great American Group, Inc., Woodlands, Calif., a leading provider of asset disposition, valuation and appraisal services, has announced that it was the successful bidder on the Movie Gallery Inc. deal for $74.2 million for all the store inventory, fixtures, lease designation rights and 53 owned properties. Great American Group will be conducting the going-out-of-business sale. “Movie Gallery is one of the largest transactions we have seen i...
Ceremony turns armory over to city
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter With tables laden with photographs, newspaper clippings and other mementoes, Saturday afternoon’s ceremony officially handing over the Kansas Army National Guard armory building to the city of Chanute was a time to share memories and look to the future. “It’s a sign of the times,” said Ron Olson, an Erie farmer who served with the Kansas Army National Guard from 1955 to 1963. “Things change.” The armory ...
State’s jobless rate drops
The Kansas and Neosho County unemployment rates both fell by more than half of a percent in April.
According to the Kansas Department of Labor, the state’s jobless rate was at 6.3 percent in April, down from 6.9 percent in March and unchanged from April 2009.
Neosho County’s unemployment rate was at 8.3 percent in April, down from 8.7 percent in March and 8.6 percent in April of last year.
In Labette County, the unemployment rate fell from 9....
Hand gun confiscated from CES student aboard bus
An elementary aged student was in possession of a hand gun on the school bus during the morning route on Monday, May 24. The gun was confiscated, and found not to be loaded. The district is following disciplinary policies and procedures, which will include a due process hearing, said Kathryn E. Taylor, assistant superintendent, who also said no further information was available.
Reading Recovery successful program at CES
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Most of the first-graders who have taken part in a reading-skills intervention effort at Chanute Elementary School continue to read at or above grade level, according to CES teachers who supervise the program. USD 413 implemented the program, Reading Recovery, seven years ago as a way to help first-grade students who experience difficulty in their first year of reading instruction. “We want to catch them...
‘Little’ Elvis provides Beta Sigma Phi entertainment
On May 5, the Beta Sigma Phi sorority groups of Pi Delta and Preceptor Delta Epsilon celebrated Founder’s day of the Beta Sigma Phi nationwide sorority. This was the 79th anniversary of Beta Sigma Phi founded by Walter Ross, in Abilene, in 1931. There are currently 165,000 members nationwide. There are presently two groups in Chanute that have more than 30 members. This year the groups celebrated together with a dinner and program at the Ne...
Graduates thrust into a needy world
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Your mission is to set people free by bringing them the truth, Daniel McCoy, Chanute Christian Academy language arts teacher and associate pastor of Ambassador Christian Church in Chanute, told the CCA Class of 2010 at its graduation ceremony Friday evening at LIving Word Assembly. “This is not the day you retire,” McCoy told the two graduates, Brian Goff and Michelle Simmons. “This is the day you are thr...