Seeking protection with long-term care insurance
Chad A. Boaz, CRPC¬Æ Financial Advisor All of us wish for a long and healthy life. However, the reality for many is that as we grow older, the likelihood of needing medical care for an extended period of time increases. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, seven out of every ten individuals over age 65 today will require at least some type of long-term care during their lifetime. It’s no secret that our bodies t...
Group urges more disability funding
Fifty-eight crosses lined the grass in front of the Statehouse on Tuesday morning, The Topeka Capital Journal reported, a representation of what one disability advocate said were the disabled Kansans on the in-home service waiting list who have died while waiting for funding. “They demonstrate the political genocide going on while the Kansas Legislature fails to act,” said Greg Jones from S.K.I.L., a representative of the grass-roots group....
Chanute resident still waiting
for double lung transplant
Assistant Managing Editor
Six months after moving to St. Louis, Mo., to be near Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Chanute resident Brandon Dennis still waits for lungs that will save his life.
Dennis, who turned 21 on Wednesday, suffers from Cystic Fibrosis. He first told his story to the Tribune last August.
According to the Web site of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (www.cff.org), “Cystic Fibrosis is an inherited chronic disease that af...
CDBG to pay for Erie drainage project
ERIE -- An engineering contract has been signed with Kirk E. Miller Engineering for the Third Street drainage project to be financed with a Community Development Block Grant.
The Erie City Council Monday night approved the contract for an amount not to exceed $75,250. The contract is contingent upon increasing liability insurance coverage from $500,000 to $1 million.
In other action at Monday night’s meeting, the council:
Parsons theater adds 3-D, digital
Jamie Willey Parsons Sun PARSONS — “Alice In Wonderland” and “Avatar” became the first movies shown in 3-D at Parsons Theatre on Saturday. The theater made the transition last week in two of its five screening rooms from film to digital technology with 3-D projection. The Parsons City Commission helped make the change possible by extending a loan the city gave to Lee Salyers, owner of the theater, so that he could buy the needed equipment...
Buffalo home destroyed by fire Saturday
Chief: Unattended candle believed to have caused the blaze Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor A Buffalo family is left trying to pick up the pieces after a fire destroyed their home Saturday evening. According to Buffalo Volunteer Fire Chief Ed Splechter, two individuals reported a fire at 102 Cherry Street in Buffalo around 4:45 p.m. Saturday. One of those reporting the blaze was a volunteer fire fighter who saw smoke and drove by...
Erie FFA successful in multiple events
ERIE — The Erie FFA Chapter has had many successes recently in Career Development Events (CDE’s) at the district level. Since December, the chapter has had members and teams participate in events such as Public Speaking, Agricultural Welding, Agricultural Communications, Agricultural Sales, Job Interview, and Meats Evaluation. At the Southeast District FFA Public Speaking CDE in Iola on Dec. 3, two FFA members participated in Extemporaneous...
Chanute in the running for Google’s test broadband network
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter It may be a David and Goliath thing, but the city of Chanute plans to compete to become one of the communities Google selects to test a new super-high-speed broadband network. Google intends to test the network sometime this year in a small number of trial locations around the country, Chanute City Manager J.D. Lester told the Chanute City Commission at its regular meeting Monday night. Google further pro...
— The CHS class of 1950 monthly get-together, noon, Main Street Cafe
Today, March 10 — The CHS class of 1950 monthly get-together, noon, Main Street Cafe . — National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad employees, 12:30 p.m., Humboldt History Museum. — Cedar Lodge 103 Spaghetti Dinner, 6 p.m., Third Degree Work, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11 — Housing Authority of the City of Chanute, 7 a.m., room 213, student center on the campus of Neosho County Community College. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m....
Locals question Ash Grove, KDHE about emission from stack last month Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Ash Grove Cement Co. and Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials tried to assure residents that flakes falling from the sky late last month in part of north Chanute were not harmful to health. Meanwhile, a standing-room-only crowd packed into the Chanute City Commission meeting room sought answers to their concerns. Enviro...
Severe weather awareness saves lives
Tribune staff It’s that time of year to keep an ear out for warning sirens, which should be taken seriously other than 10 a.m. Wednesdays, the testing day in Chanute. The National Weather Service, Kansas Division of Emergency Management, and the Kansas Emergency Management Association again are sponsors of “Severe Weather Awareness Week” through Friday. The annual statewide tornado drill was postponed from Tuesday to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. T...
City Web site now offers property tax estimator Chanute residents can now estimate their property tax bill on the city’s Web site, www.chanute.org. The city has added a property tax calculator where residents and business owners can calculate their property tax amount by entity, such as city, county, USD 413 and Neosho County Community College, City Manager J.D. Lester said at Monday’s city commission meeting. “This is a handy thing to kn...
Chanute man, 37 injured in rollover
A Chanute man was injured in a one-vehicle rollover on Elk Road, two miles north of Chanute on Elk Road at 12:57 a.m. Sunday morning.
Jimmie Aikins, Jr., 37, left the road in his 1998 Ford, entered the east ditch and rolled two times.
He was taken to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, but was not a patient there on Monday. Aikins was not wearing a safety restraint.
Two area road projects trimmed in budget cuts
Tribune staff Projects near St. Paul and Yates Center were the only Chanute-area road construction projects to be trimmed from the Kansas Department of Transportation’s fiscal year 2010 plans as a result of budget cuts Gov. Mark Parkinson announced Friday. Parkinson on Friday said balancing the state’s increasingly bleak budget this year requires turning to a mix of cuts, revenue boosts and budget rearranging adding up to $85 million. His...
Only one local food item on FDA recall list
Tribune staff Concerns about salmonella contamination has led the federal Food and Drug Administration to order a massive recall of food products containing the flavoring hydrolyzed vegetable protein. The FDA said the recall focused on HVP from Asic Food Flavors Inc. that has been distributed since last September. HVP is used in an array of foods, including hot dogs, potato chips and other snack foods, soups, salad dressings, sauces, chi...
Area residents electronic theft victims
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Imagine the surprise friends of Gary Maxwell of Chanute got late last month when they received this email supposedly sent by Maxwell: “I’m sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it’s just the situation of things right now, we are presently stuck in London, we came down here on vacation. we were robbed, worst of it is that bags, cash and credit cards got stolen at GUN POINT, ...
— Hog Roast fundraiser, 11 a
Today, March 6
— Hog Roast fundraiser, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., The FireEscape Coffee House, 126 W. Main. $5 for Andy Ramsey’s famous shaved pork sandwich, chips and dessert. Drinks $1. Car 431-5815 and pre-order and car hops will bring orders out. Proceeds to Kayla Ramsey’s back to Africa fundraiser. She will be volunteering for 8 months at a day orphanage for street children.
— Chili Supper at Galesburg Community Center, 4 to 8 p.m. $5. Proceeds...
More Shaw Road work to begin on March 15
Drivers who are accustomed to using Shaw Road between Erie and Chanute will have to find an alternate route starting later this month.
The Neosho County Commission learned at its Friday morning meeting that Venture Corp., general contractor for Phase II of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project, plans to close Shaw Road from U.S. Highway 59 to Marshall Road at Shaw starting March 15 to begin work on the project.
Identify theft country’s top consumer complaint
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The number of schemes intended to steal computer users’ passwords and other personal information has risen to the highest levels ever, while identity theft is now the top consumer complaint in the nation. According to a 2009 phishing activity trends report, the number of phishing reports reached a high of 37,165 in May, 7 percent higher than the previous high of 34,758 in October 2008. Phishing is define...
Legos part of CES pilot program
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor The last thing you’d expect to see in a boardroom is a set of Legos. But many businesses are using them to enhance innovation and business performance. Now, the concept is making its way from the boardroom to the classroom. Chanute Elementary is one of only a handful of schools in the United States to be part of a pilot program that puts Legos into kids hands as a learning tool. The Lego Serious Pla...