9th annual Rollow Rally Run Saturday
The 9th annual Rollow Rally Run, in memory of Todd Alan Rollow, will be held this Saturday, June 9 with registration beginning at 10:30 a.m. at Benchwarmers.
The head out will begin around 12:30 p.m.
The first stop will be the Prairie Nut Hut in Altoona. A mystery stop will be held in Independence while the third and final stop will be held at Jack’s in Liberty.
Registration fee is $25 per hand and includes a meal ticket and a drawing and auct...
413 raises maximum budget, receives additional state funds
At the USD 413 School Board regular meeting Monday, the district budget for 2011-2012 was amended in order to gain additional state aid.
The district was contacted by the Kansas Department of Education finance office with notification the district is eligible to receive an additional $32,508 in state aid, due to an unexpected increase in special education students.
This would increase the legally published maxim...
Humboldt’s Neely elected Kansas FFA officer
MANHATTAN – Glendolyn Neely from the Humboldt FFA Chapter was elected to serve as the 2012- 2013 State FFA Vice President at the 84th Kansas FFA Convention May 30-June 1 on the Kansas State University campus. Neely was among 10 candidates running for a state officer position to represent more than 8,000 Kansas FFA members.
Neely will travel across the state sharing her passion for leadership, service and agriculture. She is one of a team of s...
Authorities advise citizens to be on guard against mail fraud
Local law enforcement is advising citizens to be on guard against potential mail fraud hazards.
In a particular incident, a Chanute resident received a check in last Friday’s mail, supposedly from a Walmart with a Canadian address, in the amount of $3,750 as part of a customer compensation lottery draw. An attached letter stated an entitled sum of $50,500 has been awarded but the company requires a tax amount o...
S.E.K.C.A.T.S. car show on Saturday
S.E.K.C.A.T.S. car show on Saturday
A cruise-in car show and swap meet will be held 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Chanute High School parking lot.
The event is sponsored by Mirza Shrine S.E.K.C.A.T.S.
Check in and coffee and donuts is at 8 with registration until 10. Judging begins at 11:30. The Chanute Fire Department will perform a rescue with the Jaws of Life at 11. Presentation of plaques is at 1 followed by a cruise through town at 2 ...
USD 387 board approves purchase of new analog radio system
Altoona-Midway USD 387 board members approved the purchase of an analog system for narrow band replacement radios at the board’s May 14 meeting.
Board members discussed supplemental contracts and accepted resignations of van driver Marva Yarnell and library aide Jan Morrow.
The middle/high school teaching schedule for the 2012-13 school year was approved along with certified contract recommendations as presented by administrators.
In other ...
Chanute Public Library Summer reading program begins
The Chanute Public Library’s Summer reading program started May 29.
The program is divided up into grade-based categories.
All individuals can sign up for summer reading at any time during the Summer.
Prizes are awarded for passing certain milestones for number of books read.
All books must be checked out from the Chanute Public Library.
For first grade through going into senior year of high school, the program ends July 28.
County receives KDHE audit on demolition landfill
ERIE -- Neosho county commissioners met in regular session Friday and received a report from road and bridge director Charles Morse on an audit recently conducted by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment of the county’s construction and demolition landfill.
According to the audit, the county received a citation for not being able to locate the certificate indicating KDHE’s approval of the county operating the ...
Galemore, Spieker file for reelection for county commission
Two incumbents on the Neosho County commission have filed for reelection. The filing deadline was noon Friday.
Incumbent county commission chair Nicholas Galemore (R), representing the 2nd district, has filed for reelection while challenger David Orr (D), Chanute, is challenging. There will be no primary in this race.
Jay Kingery (R), Chanute, will challenge incumbent Hugo Spieker (D) for the 3rd district position on t...
– Chanute Elks Lodge Kids Fishing Derby, Registration 8:30 a
Saturday, June 2
– Chanute Elks Lodge Kids Fishing Derby, Registration 8:30 a.m. Ages 1 to 13. All need to be accompanied by an adult guardian. Prizes, lunch, goodie bags. For info, call Terry Row (620) 212-0547.
— 8th annual Thayer Fire & Rescue Auxiliary Mud Run. Gates open 9 a.m., mud flies at noon.
— Thayer Amateur Hour opens, 7 p.m. at the park, west on Neosho. Free hot dogs and drinks sponsored by Thayer Booster Club and First State Ba...
Farming legislation, taxes highlight town hall meeting
Following a tour of Sprit AeroSystems, Senator Pat Roberts (R-Topeka) began Thursday’s town hall meeting with an update on reform to farming legislation that is being proposed in Washington.
The farm bill is a multi-year bill that legislates policies and authorizes programs for a commodity price support, food and nutrition aid, conservation initiatives, agriculture trade and marketing programs, and rural development as...
9th annual Rollow Rally Run June 9
The 9th annual Rollow Run will be June 9
9th annual Rollow Rally Run June 9
The 9th annual Rollow Run will be June 9. Registration for the even will start at 11 a.m. at Benchwarmers. Proceeds go to Cherry Street Youth Center and the Veterans Memorial. For more information, contact Janet Rollow at (620) 431-0047.
Hatch completes Navy basic training
Navy Seaman Joshua L. Hatch, son of Parrian and Timtohy C. Hatch of Chanute, Kan., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit...
Royster Middle School
2012-2013 Quarter 3 Honor Roll
A Honor Roll
Angelo Andoyo, Michael Aylward, Peyton Babcock, Shayla Bogle, Tore Busse, Joseph Castillo, Darbee Chard, Kelleigh Collins, Brennen Feeback, Corbett Kimberlin, Alex Krumm, Mikayla Kwek, Mason Manbeck, Cooper McMillen, Jodee Parsons, Malia Reeves, Molly Rollins, McKenna Tait, Taylor Thompson, Devon Walker, Mikaella White, Jillian Wilson, Devin Wyrick
A/B Honor Roll
Nathan Anderson, Britany Ang...
Kansas State University Awards Honors To More Than 3,200 Students
MANHATTAN — The spring 2012 semester was an outstanding one for more than 3,200 Kansas State University students who earned honors for their academic performance.
To qualify for semester honors, students must have earn a grade point average of 3.75 or above on at least 12 hours of graded course work. Students earning semester honors also receive commendations from their college dean, and the honors are recorded on their permanent academic rec...
Kardashian spotted with StephieMc necklace
Reality TV star Kourtney Kardashian was recently photographed wearing a necklace from local designer Stephanie McAdam, owner of StephieMc Designs.
Kardashian was seen out with boyfriend Scott Disick and son Mason May 24 wearing the necklace.
“That’s definitely a benefit,” McAdam said. “Now it gives me the oppornuity to put as seen on kourtney kardashian on a product.”
The product is the Serenity Necklace, which is an 18 i...
Safari Museum Hosts Annual Gala
CHANUTEAn evening of Polynesian dancers offering dance lessons will promise a good time at the Safari Museum’s 2012 Annual Safari Gala on June 9.¬†
The theme, “Take Off to Lake Paradise” is reminiscent of the South Seas travels of Martin and Osa Johnson.¬†
A feast will be provided by C&S Traveling Kitchen and entertainment will be by the TeKana Hau Nui Dancers of Fredonia.¬†
“We were surprised to find a Polynesian dance troupe so close to ...
City tables decision to adopt audit at Tuesday Meeting
Chanute city commissioners tabled a decision to adopt the 2011 audit at Tuesday’s regular meeting. Commissioners cited needing more time to look at the audit in detail before making a decision for adoption which the commission is expected to do at their next regular meeting on June 11.
The commission was presented the 2011 audit at last night’s meeting by a representative from the accounting firm of Jarred, Gilmore and...
Sen. Roberts Stops in Chanute on Thursday
WASHINGTON, DC – During the Memorial Day congressional work period, U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) will attend a Memorial Day Ceremony, meet with the NBAF Steering Committee, address various Chambers of Commerce, attend a dedication at McConnell Air Force Base, tour a Coffeyville oil refinery and will hold town hall meetings in Fot Scott, Chanute, and Paola to listen to the concerns of Kansans.
Roberts will be in Chanute Thursday, 9:30 a....
Sky Smeed performing in Chanute June 5 at Summit Hill Gardens
Sky Smeed, a Chanute native and musician, will be performing in Chanute June 5.
He is on day 22 of a 50 show, 50 day tour.
Smeed has been making music for about seven years, and started touring full time about a year and a half ago. His musical influences include Willie Nelson, Hank Williams, Van Morrison and Merle Haggard.
Smeed was born and raised outside of Chanute in an old, one-room schoolhouse his parents bought and turned into a home...
Army specialist returns home from Afghanistan
Chanute native Matt Jackson traded the rolling hills of southeast Kansas for the rugged mountains of eastern Afghanistan as a specialist in the Army Reserve.
Jackson was graduated from Chanute High School in 2006 then took classes at Neosho County Community College prior to enlisting in the Army Reserve in 2010. He returned to his hometown in March, having served in a unit that maintained Chinook helicopters.