Local businessman dips into
country music management
Local resident and owner of Kirby’s SuperSports, Kirby Stanislaus, rubbed shoulders with the stars at the 2010 Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas last month. Stanislaus recently joined a small group of business professionals who operate Capstone Artist, a new start up company started by Stan Ross, formerly of Chanute. Capstone is a management company for new and up and coming music artists and currently represents Glen Templeton. ...
HHS 2A State journalism runner-up
Humboldt High School’s journalism students received second place at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s State competition at the University of Kansas on Saturday. Fifteen HHS students competed in 17 different categories. These students placed at the Regional competition in February in order to earn a chance to compete at the State competition. “These students have been great to work with all year,” said Kim Isbell, adviser. “They are ...
Daily 2by2 player
TOPEKA – Carmin Hammans of Parsons has been a faithful 2by2 player for several years and plays the game daily. However, when Hammans matched both RED numbers and both WHITE numbers in the May 1 drawing, winning a $22,000 top prize, he couldn’t believe his good fortune. “I have certain numbers I like to play,” explained Hammans. “I like to watch what numbers come up more frequently. To cover all the bases, I also have the computer pick numb...
Moran man injured
in rollover Saturday
Zachery J. Knight, 19, Moran, was injured Saturday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident two miles west of Moran on U.S. Highway 54.
The Kansas Highway Patrol’s Online Crash Log says Knight was eastbound on U.S. 54 in his 1995 GMC pickup when he crossed the westbound lane and entered the north ditch. The vehicle became airborne and rolled several times, coming to rest right side up in the north ditch.
Knight was taken to the Allen County Hospit...
Fourth graders have big Earth Day
PARSONS — More than 570 fourth grade students and 32 instructors from southeast Kansas gathered in Parsons on Thursday, April 22, for Earth Day 2010. This Earth Day celebration provided an educational experience with the theme “In Agriculture, Every Day Is Earth Day.” Hosting the event were Farm Bureau Associations from Crawford, Labette, Montgomery, Neosho, and Wilson counties. A special feature was the mobile dairy classroom brought by th...
— Stephen Wayne Semey filed for divorce from Patricia Mariea Semey on April 26
Tribune Staff Domestic — Stephen Wayne Semey filed for divorce from Patricia Mariea Semey on April 26. — Tammy Hinman filed for divorce from Martin E. Hinman on April 30. Civil — Chase Home Finance, LLC filed mortgage foreclosure papers against Rachel A. Dyson and John Doe on April 29. Chase Home Finance is seeking $56,629.26 plus interest for property at 801 N. Garfield. — Midfirst Bank filed mortgage papers against Mizi Schoenhofer, ...
Open meetings violation alleged by Erie council
Contractor upset that higher bid was selected
ERIE — The Neosho County attorney is investigating an allegation that the Kansas Open Meetings Act was violated during an April 12 executive session of the Erie City Council.
Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan thought she would decide by Friday if KOMA was violated in the closed session that preceded the council’s vote on the construction bids for a street, curb and sidew...
County taking steps
for road closures
Tribune Staff ERIE — Neosho County commissioners will be publishing the proposed road closings included in last Friday’s public hearing after County Engineer William Cook presents them with a legal description of the roads, the Neosho County Commission decided at its Friday meeting. The commissioners last week presented a revised plan for road closures to a section of 230th Road north of the Chanute city limits. Cook last week announced...
RMS students sing at festival
Members of the Royster Middle School Vocal Program, under the direction of Lance Burnett, recently returned from a trip to Pittsburg State University where they participated in the 2010 Mid-America Music Festival.
Ten solos and six small ensembles performed various classical vocal literature with their accompanist, Julia Correll. The RMS Select Ensemble “Vocal Plus” also participated in the large ensemble category.
Students were awarded ratin...
Chanute again designated Tree City USA
For the 31st year, Chanute has been recognized by the non-profit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for its commitment to urban forestry.
The Arbor Day Foundation sponsors the Tree City USA program in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
Chanute earned the honor by meeting the four standards to become a Tree City USA community: having a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, ...
Movie Gallery closing
Tribune staff Chanute’s Movie Gallery, 1505 Santa Fe Avenue, is apparently suffering the same fate as the Parsons store, which announced in late March it was closing. The local store is not stocking new releases and is expected to have a store liquidation sale, an employee said. Calls to the company were not returned. Local employees cannot speak on any business-related issues. The Parsons store has had an ongoing closing sale and an emp...
Iolan injured in U.S. 59 wreck
The status of an Iola man injured in a car accident Thursday afternoon was unknown Friday afternoon.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol’s Online Crash Logs, Charles Womelsdorf Jr., 52, Iola, was traveling northbound on U.S. 59 about four miles south of Moran when his 2004 Chevrolet passenger car entered the east ditch. The report says Womelsdorf overcorrected, crossed both lanes of traffic and entered the west ditch. The veh...
CES carnival, fun run on Saturday
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor It’s time to lace up those sneakers again for Chanute Elementary’s annual 5K Fun Run/Walk and Carnival. Anyone who pre-registered for the 5K Fun Run/Walk will receive a bracelet that will give them free entry into the carnival. The carnival will be the first order of business. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside, weather permitting. For anyone who did not pre-register for the run, admiss...
Commission hears engineering firms’ proposals
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Representatives from four engineering firms seeking to become the city’s on-call engineering consultants were interviewed Wednesday night at a Chanute City Commission work session. Commissioners and several city department heads heard presentations and asked questions from officials representing Wilson & Associates of Salina, Overland Park and Kansas City, Kan.; GBA Architects and Engineers of Lenexa;...
— 58th annual USD 413 All School 1st – 12th Grades Art Fair, 6 to 8 p
Today, April 30 — 58th annual USD 413 All School 1st – 12th Grades Art Fair, 6 to 8 p.m., Chanute High School commons area. Saturday, May 1 — Chanute citywide garage sale. — NCCC Relay for Life Ride for Life bicycle tour, a 9-mile and a 30-mile course. Entry fee for the 9-mile course is $15. Entry fee for the 30-mile course is $20.. Questions should be submitted to Marie Moore 431-2820 ext. 271 or Steve Yuza 431-2820 ext. 242. — Chanut...
Area schools boost seat belt usage rate
Tribune Staff Three Neosho County schools were pitted against each other last fall in a competition to see who could get the highest seat belt usage rate. Chanute High School came off victorious, but St. Paul High School made impressive gains and will win for Most Improved. During September 2009, Neosho County law enforcement, school and hospital officials met with Jim Hanni of AAA and Dave Corp with the KDOT Bureau of Traffic Safety to di...
Grandpa, grandson, and church
Today’s church is not your grandpa’s church. In yesterday’s church you were given cardboard fans used to create a little summer breeze. It seems they were always sponsored by the funeral home. There were paper airplanes from the balcony, and marbles rolling down the slanted floor. No, today’s church is not your grandpa’s church. What will your grandson’s church be like? Here are some of the “unusual” things I have heard of churches doin...
Infant Immunization Week coming up
The Neosho County Health Department announces that April 24 to May 1 is National Infant Immunization Week. This is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. Newborn babies have natural immunity to many diseases because they have antibodies from their mothers. However, the duration of this immunity may last only a month to about a year. Young children do not have maternal immuni...
County awarded food, shelter funds
Neosho County has been chosen to receive $3,591 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; The Salvation Army; United Jewish communities and, United...
Midwest Speedway / Urbana:
Kidwell wins number 3
The clouds were thick and temps were cool, but it did not stop the action at Urbana as the pits were full and fans still showed up to see their favorite drivers compete. In the 5-8 year old class, rocket boy Trey Stipp in his black and orange number 14 made his way to victory lane once again this week with Ethan Vance and Jaymen Rice in hot pursuit the whole race. Rice was able to take over the 2nd spot at the checkered ...