— Neosho County Agency Resource Team (NCART), noon, NCCC Oak room
Today, May 19
— Neosho County Agency Resource Team (NCART), noon, NCCC Oak room.
Thursday, May 20
— Chanute Christian Women’s “Pink Detective Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s at Quarry Stone. Call 431-9271 for reservation by May 17.
— TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. Call 431-1196 for information.
— Neosho County Republican Central Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. at the Erie Courthouse, 1...
Status hearing in manslaughter case continued
Tribune Staff A status hearing for a 25-year-old Colony man charged with vehicular manslaughter originally scheduled for Tuesday has been continued to 1 p.m. June 15, Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan said. Garrett Cleaver was charged with manslaughter in Neosho County stemming from a fatal traffic accident on Oct. 9. Cleaver allegedly crossed the center line and collided head-on with another vehicle on U.S. Highway 169 near Chanute. T...
-- Dannielle Lea Puckett filed for divorce from Andrew Michael Puckett
-- Dannielle Lea Puckett filed for divorce from Andrew Michael Puckett.
--Thayer Feed, LLC filed suit against John Long and Cowley Farms for $5,095.95 in unpaid debts and interest.
-- Chase Home Finance, LLC filed mortgage papers against Lance W. Baker, unknown spouse (if any), John Doe, Mary Doe, Janae Baker and the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services. Chase Home Finance is seeking $47,683.10 ...
NCCC to apply for sponsor of RSVP
Neosho County Community College has approved making is application to become the sponsor for the Retired Senior Volunteer Program. The RSVP program engages person 55 and older in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and to provide a high quality experience that will enrich the lives of the volunteers.
Currently, the area’s RSVP program is sponsored by Tri-Valley Development. In reviewing their mission, Tri-Valley determined tha...
St. Paul gets $10,000 donation for new ball field
CHETOPA — St. Paul High School is another step closer to covering costs to construct a field for its baseball team.
Last week, the USD 505 Board of Education accepted a donation for $10,000 from the St. Paul Alumni and Friends Association.
“The Mike Giefer Family Memorial held a golf tournament and raised for us to help build the ball field,” said St. Paul High School principal Mark LaTurner. “They donated $10,000...
Safari Museum publicity includes Oprah magazine
Stu Butcher Tribune editor Safari Museum trustees were notified Tuesday of Osa Johnson publicity in Oprah magazine. “I’m pleased to write that Osa Johnson’s ‘I Married Adventure’ book appears on page 57 of the June issue of Oprah magazine,” said Conrad Froelich, museum director. The book appears in an advertisement for “The O List, a few things we think or just great.” The page is devoted to The Occidental Tourist — “Inspired by the adv...
Chanute’s Google support goes up
Tribune Staff Chanute’s effort to attract Google to construct and experimental ultra-high-speed effort to fiber optics in the city is picking up support. According to Fiber for All, a website sponsored by Verizon promoting fiber optics, Chanute ranks third of all the cities entered in terms of community support, based on the percentage of population which are fans of each city’s Facebook page or Twitter followers. As of two weeks ago, it...
Ceremony Saturday to turn armory building over to city
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The Kansas National Guard 891st Engineering Battalion honor guard will be lowering the flag at the Chanute armory building on Santa Fe for the last time Saturday as part of a ceremony officially handing the building over to the city. Kevin Jones, organizer for the ceremony who spent 10 years as part of Charlie Company of the 891st at the Chanute armory, said the flag will begin to be lowered at 5 p.m. Sat...
Salutatorian: Every memory made here will live on forever
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Ali Aylward took heart in what a fellow student advised when writing her Chanute High School Class of 2010 graduation speech on Sunday, passing on suggestions from her parents and teachers. “This isn’t about individuals but about our class as a whole and everything we have accomplished together in the last four years of high school,” the salutatorian said to fellow graduates. “No metaphor or intellectual quote ...
NCCC GEAR UP teacher arrested for unlawful sexual acts
The Bourbon County Attorney’s office filed a criminal complaint Monday morning against Abby C. Kramer, 23, former Fort Scott High School dance team sponsor, in the Bourbon County District Court, the Fort Scott Tribune reported.
Kramer was charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a child and three counts of unlawful sexual relations, according to Bourbon County Court documents. All charges are felony charges.
The Fort Scott High Schoo...
— Chanute Elks 806 annual Kids’ Fishing Derby POSTPONED TO JUNE 12
— Buffalo Historical Society Museum open 1 to 4 p
Today, May 15 — Chanute Elks 806 annual Kids’ Fishing Derby POSTPONED TO JUNE 12 — Buffalo Historical Society Museum open 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16 — Chanute High School graduation, 2 p.m., MOVED TO GYMNASIUM. Tuesday, May 18 — Just Another Tuesday meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. Everyone welcome. — Neosho County Democrats, 7 p.m., Older Americans Building, 505 N. Main, St. Paul. Wednesday, May ...
Third trial ends in death penalty in 25-year-old case
Niece of Chanute resident, two daughters killed in 1985 Tribune staff A family with local ties finally got closure last month. In a trial that lasted almost three weeks, a 14-member military panel sentenced Master Sgt. Timothy B. Hennis to death April 15 in Fayetteville, N.C. After more than 13 hours of deliberations, the panel found Hennis guilty of the May 9, 1985, premeditated murder of Kathryn Eastburn and two of her daughters, Erin ...
Kelsey Tallent Royster Middle School The new swimming pool is ready to go, but as far as the people on the swimming committee have heard, Chanute’s swim team, the Chanute Sharks, will still be held at the Chanute Country Club. By law there is only allowed to be one swim team per town. The swimming team will be operating the same way it has in past years. I started participating on the Chanute Sharks swim team when I was 9 years old, so ...
NCCC’S distinguished alumnus passes the torch
Accompanied by applause, honking horns and a set of proud children shouting, “Way to go, mom,” Neosho County Community College’s Class of 2010 received their diplomas during graduation ceremonies Friday evening at the Memorial Auditorium.
Nearly 390 NCCC students were candidates for degrees.
“Part of what you’re taking from this college, you will pass on to others,” NCCC Distinguished Alumnus Barbara (Beck) B...
County raises landfill fees
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter ERIE — Solid waste and construction and demolition fees have been raised as a result of action taken Friday by the Neohso County Commission. Noting that the county landfill lost $8,000 last year, the commission voted to raise the municipal solid waste fee from three cents per pound to five cents per pound and raise C&D landfill fees from $18 per ton to $23 per ton, effective June 1. County officials said...
‘He still wanted me,’ says baccalureate speaker
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter God has your number. That’s what D.J. Dangerfield, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church, told Chanute High School graduating seniors Wednesday night at the school’s annual baccalureate service sponsored by the Chanute Ministerial Alliance. Pointing to both his own life as a college freshman and the experiences of ancient Israel, Dangerfield said God continues to pursue people even when they disre...
Flood warning issued for county
Tribune Staff A flood warning has been issued for the Neosho River at Chanute and Erie until this evening, the National Weather Service said. The river at Chanute was reported to be at 14.2 feet at 8 a.m. Thursday, but the level was expected to rise to 25.7 feet by Friday morning before falling below flood stage by Friday afternoon. Flood stage is 23 feet. The NWS said that at 25.5 feet, some flooding of low-lying areas can be expected, ...
Wireless phones keep families connected in extreme weather
The United States averages more than 1,300 tornadoes per year, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. Kansas recorded 87 tornadoes in 2009, significantly lower than the record breaking 187 twisters in 2008. U.S. Cellular offers the following safety tips to help residents prepare for severe weather: When the power is out and phone lines are down, have an extra cell phone battery charged and ready. Also, keep a car charger handy. All ...
KDOT officials outline state transportation plan
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter More details are coming out of the $8.2 billion state transportation bill sent to Gov. Mark Parkinson this week, and area county officials heard some of those facts from state officials Thursday morning at the annual Association of County Commissioners and Highway Officials meeting at the Kansas Department of Transportation Chanute regional office. “Without this program, the condition of our roads wi...
Elm Creek fishing holes off-limits
Iola Register IOLA — Allen County commissioners voted Tuesday to make off-limits two fishing holes on Elm Creek that have been used by legions of Iolans for decades. Larry Crawford, who lives half a mile south of the creek along State Street in Bassett, told commissioners off-road traffic at one fishing spot threatened to erode the road’s shoulder and that the contention of many was that things other than fishing went on under the nearby S...