FCE member recognized for 75 years of service
Pauline Burke, Neosho County Family and Community Education (FCE) member, has met a milestone that not many do. She was recognized for 75 years in the FCE program on March 31 at the Neosho County FCE Spring Tea.
Burke joined FCE in 1935, and for the last 75 years, has not just belonged to the organization, but has been extremely active. She served her local unit in numerous offices. She also was in leadership roles at the county level, servin...
County files civil suits
to seize three vehicles
County Attorney Melissa Dugan filed three civil suits last week to seize vehicles allegedly used in the commission of drug crimes.
Court records indicate Dugan filed for the forfeitures on behalf of the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office. NCSO is attempting to seize a 1995 Ford Mustang, a 1992 Chrysler LeBaron and a 1998 Dodge van.
The Mustang belongs to Dwayne Lansdown, 32, and Bonnie Padilla, 26, both of Chanute. The LeBaron belon...
Judicial center closed Fridays for furlough
The 31st Judicial District district courts in Allen, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson counties as well as other district court offices across the state will be closed for four Fridays starting in April and ending in May to help relieve the court system’s budget deficit. The furlough days (court clerks and other state court workers will be on unpaid leave these days) will be April 9, 16 and 23, and May 7. “The court closings were ordered by the K...
Family finds closure after loved one’s burial
PARSONS — The setting of U.S. Army Corp. Daniel L. Cox’s headstone on March 29 brought final closure to his parents and siblings, who have bereaved the loss of their hero who was killed in action Sept. 12 in the Wardak Province in Afghanistan when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device and was then attacked by enemy forces.
Cox was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Te...
makes stop in Chanute
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Experience is the key to becoming an effective attorney general, Ralph De Zago, who is seeking the Republican nomination for Kansas attorney general, said in a stop in Chanute. “You need experience working in the attorney general’s office to know how it works,” De Zago said in an interview with the Tribune. “I worked in the attorney general’s office for three and a half years.” De Zago currently serves a...
Umbarger returns home after accident
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Kurt Umbarger, 33, returned home nearly two weeks ago after an accident left him paralyzed. He has received quite a welcome from the community, including friends he hasn’t seen since he left town 13 years ago. On Thursday, Dec. 3, Kurt, son of Chanute residents Ron and Sylvia Umbarger, was hunting on his property in Benton, Ky., when he climbed into a deer stand at 6 a.m. To balance himself as he st...
— Humboldt Lions Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a
Today, April 3 — Humboldt Lions Easter Egg Hunt, 10 a.m., Camp Hunter Park. Bad weather moves the event to the old high school gym. — Easter “EGG”stravaganza! for ages 0-12, Central Park, 100 S. Forest. Pictures taken inside Central Park Pavilion 10:30 a.m., $5, fundraiser for NCCC Theatre Group; Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. — Easter Egg Hunt, 11 a.m., Church of the Nazarene, 14th and Plummer. — Chanute Healthcare Easter Egg Hunt, 2 p.m., 530...
CHS forensics program breeds plenty of success
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune The numbers are up. The quality is up and more students have qualified to go to state in forensics than the coach can take. “It’s a good problem to have,” said Brent Hoelting, CHS forensics and debate teacher. “Right now we have 19 state qualifiers and I anticipate six or seven more in the next few weeks.” Only 16 students who earn a first or second place finish at a school tournament are eligible ...
Royster student academic achievement at Gold Level
Special to the Tribune
Royster Middle School will receive Gold Level recognition from the Kansas Association of Middle School Administrators (KAMSA) at the organization’s annual conference May 2-3, at Topeka
The state’s High Performing schools will be honored during the May 3 KAMSA Awards luncheon at Washburn Rural Middle School. Dale Dennis, Deputy Commissioner of the Kansas Department of Education, will be the featured speak...
Storms blow through area communities
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Strong winds from a brief storm that blew through the Chanute area Friday morning knocked out power in Neodesha and caused some damage in Iola, according to emergency management officials and the National Weather Service. No structural damage was reported in Neosho County as of late Friday morning. Rick Brown, Wilson County emergency management director, said winds estimated at 50 to 60 miles per hour kn...
Thayer to vote on Sunday beer sales
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter THAYER -- Thayer voters will be deciding Tuesday whether beer sales will be allowed inside the city limits on Sundays. A simple majority will rule. “Whatever they decide, the people will have the right to vote on it,” Thayer Mayor Stan Wheeler said this week. Neosho County Clerk Randal Neely said balloting will take place at the Thayer City Hall building from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday. He said his office ...
CHS students campaign for ‘No Phone Zone’
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune CHS students in National Honor Society are using campaign tactics to get their point across to their peers: Txtng Klls. They’ve created posters for the hallways and created a collage on the glass wall of the front office in the commons area where lots of students will see them. They’ve made pledge cards and written public service announcements to be read during school announcements and aired on KINZ-R...
Rental to allow more room for county Health Department
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter ERIE — The Neosho County Health Department could be getting more room. The Neosho County Commission Thursday voted to allow Health Department Administrator Teresa Starr to negotiate an agreement for rent on the building to the west of the health department’s current location at 320 E. Main in Chanute. The commission met Thursday because the courthouse will be closed today for Good Friday. “It’s a soluti...
Census replacement forms being mailed out
Tribune Staff Anyone who has not received or has not filled out their 2010 census will have another shot. Starting today, replacement forms are being mailed out for people who have not returned their forms yet, according to Earlene K.P. Dowell, public affairs specialist with the U.S. Census Bureau. Dowell said anyone who has not received a census form is asked to wait until at least April 12 before calling one of the Be Counted Centers and...
— Good Friday Service, sponsored by Ministerial Alliance, noon, Grace Episcopal Church, 209 S
Today, April 2 — Good Friday Service, sponsored by Ministerial Alliance, noon, Grace Episcopal Church, 209 S. Lincoln. Saturday, April 3 — Easter “EGG”stravaganza! for ages 0-12, Central Park, 100 S. Forest. Pictures taken inside Central Park Pavilion 10:30 a.m., $5, fundraiser for NCCC Theatre Group; Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. — Benefit Alumni Banquet, visitation, 5 p.m., meal 6:30 p.m., Fredonia High School Commons, 916 Robinson. Sunday...
Two local youth
archers qualify for Nationals
Decker Summervill, 4th grade, Shayla Talkington, 6th grade, qualified for the National shoot at the statewide National Archery in the Schools Program Shoot in Jays on March 27. Students are broken down into three groups according to grade; 4th -6th , 7th-9th and 10th -12th. The top three scorers in each division qualified for the national shoot in Louisville, Ky., May 6- 8. Summevill shot 230 in a tie for 1st and Talkington shot 227 for th...
Humboldt sets renovation interest rate at 4 percent
Tribune Staff The Humboldt City Council approved a letter of conditions Wednesday for the City Hall renovation which will set the interest rate at 4 percent and bonded indebtedness of $200,000. City Administrator Larry Tucker said if the council had not taken the action at Wednesday’s special meeting, the interest rate would have increased to 4.125 percent. By taking action when it did, the council saved the city $8,000, Tucker said. The...
E-waste recycling collection planned in Chanute April 10
Area residents, here’s your chance to get rid of those old TVs, computers, stereos, cell phones and more. And it’s free.
Southeast Kansas Recycling, Pittsburg, in cooperation with the Neosho County Extension Office and the City of Chanute are hosting an E-Waste Collection on Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memorial Building Parking Lot in Chanute. There is no charge for recycling as this project is funded throug...
Hope is alive
Two fugitives on the run, faded into the crowd to escape the “all-points bulletin” out on them, Their leader, a homeless street preacher, had called himself the Lord and pronounced himself King. Rome would not tolerate that kind of talk. It could lead to insurrection and escalation of Zealot guerilla warfare. Caesar was king. He was lord. But this rag-tag group of wanderers insisted that “Jesus is Lord.” You kill a movement by slaying i...
Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday
Highland Park in Chanute will be the site for the 62nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Sunday. The event was canceled due to bad weather last year.
The park will be roped off into three areas: for pre-school and kindergarten; for first, second and third grade; and fourth, fifth and sixth grade.
Prizes will be awarded in each age group. There will be $30 worth of dimes attached to the wrapped eggs in the pre-school - kindergarten age group. P...