Vault Denim jeans, home parties make perfect fit
Business is a lot like sports. In a competitive sense, everyone puts on their pants “one leg at a time.”
The adage is no intended pun for Tina Gossett, a Chanute consultant and regional coordinator for Vault Denim, a direct sale women’s designer jeans company.
“I began my business with Vault Denim after attending a few open houses. I joined the company in August, 2011 after seeing what a fast-growing, dynamic c...
American Idol dream postponed
The American Idol dream was sidetracked, but isn’t over for Thayer native Kayla Thornton.
Thornton, actually Kayla Satterlee now that she is married, confirmed by phone from her home in Tulsa that the group round was her undoing in Hollywood.
“The group audition was really bad. The guy who forgot the lyrics was the only one to go through,” she said.
Kayla said her group, who got about two hours of sleep, spent too much time on choreography an...
Shaw Bridge closed for construction work
The Shaw Bridge project is under way. At Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners, George Finical, inspection personnel with Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers, P.A., updated the commissioners on the pre-construction work being done on the Shaw River Bridge Project. 160th (Shaw) Road is open to local traffic only on each side of the Shaw River Bridge between U.S. 59 Highway and Elk Road.
The Shaw River Bridge is closed.
Thayer student wins bee, Royster 8th grader advances
Trenton Smedley, an 8th grader from Thayer Middle School, became the Neosho County spelling champion Friday with the word “poisonous.”
Jenny Angleton, an 8th grader from Royster Middle School, was declared the runner up with “scenario,” after a protracted back-and-forth with Angelo Andoyo, grade 5, St. Patrick’s Catholic school.
Eleven students participated in the Neosho County Spelling Bee, which was held in the library in Royster Middle Sc...
Take precaution to provide cybersecurity
It’s always interesting when Tim Fairchild, the branch manager of the Chanute Commercial Bank, is around. Fairchild was at the Chanute Public Library Thursday to lead the first in this year’s jump start series, a series of educational events sponsored by the Friends of the Chanute Library.
“We have probably the best library on the planet,” Fairchild said. “They’re always doing stuff, the collection’s great and the...
FCE trip to travel on Historic Route 66
We have had several questions and requests for information about this years Family Community Education sponsored trip. If you are interested in traveling and learning more about the Historic Route 66 that was the major highway across this country from Chicago to Santa Monica, CA from the 1920s to the 1980s.¬† This historic route was some 2,400 miles long, went through eight states and three tim e zones.¬† We will be driving through four of t...
NCCC imposes tuition, fee hikes for 2012-13
New tuition and fees were established for 2012-2013 at Thursday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Trustees.
Here are the changes:
• $2 per credit hour increase in tuition
• $5 per credit hour increase to the book rental fee
• $1 per credit hour increase to the incidental fee
• $150 increase to campus housing charges
• $3 increase to the transcript fee
• Deletion of the graduation fee
• Deletion of the laundry fee
“It is never an easy de...
Clopp newest addition at Weilert Chiropractic
Kristin Clopp will be the newest addition to the staff at Weilert Chiropractic in Chanute.
Clopp is a certified massage therapist and will begin work at the Weilert Clinic on Monday, Feb. 13 on a part-time basis before moving into a full-time position in March.
“I’ve worked in massage therapy for three years but received my license in 2010 from the Massage Therapy Training Institute in Kansas City, which is now...
CES to present comedy jugglers
The Gizmo Guys, a winning combination of jugglers and humorists, will be performing from the stage at the Chanute Memorial Auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 15 beginning at 7 p.m. The show is part of the current series of concerts provided by The Chanute Entertainment Series. A special pre-show is planned.¬†
The Gizmo Guys are Allan Jacobs and Barret Felker. They work in a great variety of venues including theaters, Concert Associations, Arts Coun...
Thayer’s Thornton on Idol’s Hollywood stage
The Kayla Thornton family of Thayer was glued to the television on Wednesday night. They were hoping to get a glimpse of Kayla while she competed in the Hollywood portion of Fox TV’s American Idol.
Both the Wednesday and Thursday shows this week focus on the contestants who earned tickets to Hollywood during auditions throughout the U.S.
Kayla sang for the judges in Portland, Ore., said her sister Shannon Bogle, a t...
IDL autopsy more than visual experience for students
USD 413 public relations
Chanute High School’s human physiology and advanced placement biology students were able to do more than watch an autopsy this year. They researched body organs, wrote an autopsy plan and then tested substances to try and determine a cause of death.
The “In Depth: Autopsy” program put together by The Ohio State University Medical Center and its Center of Science and Industry was purchased by the SEK Regi...
CES students earn pizza party with principal
USD 413 public relations
Chanute’s fourth and fifth graders have a new reason to get their homework done every day.
Each month at a school assembly, Chanute Elementary Principal Jim Goracke draws the names of eight students who will get to eat pizza with him for lunch.
To get their names placed in the fourth grade or fifth grade boxes, the students have to complete all their homework for school.
The reward is more than sitting...
Erie first graders adopt Afghanistan unit
An Erie Elementary first grade class has adopted a military unit in Afghanistan.
First grade teacher Becky Oplotnik’s brother, Sergeant Tim Geier, is stationed in Afghanistan on his 3rd tour.
Oplotnik’s students have been doing creative projects to let the troops in Geier’s unit know that they are thinking about them. They sent a Christmas care package with snacks and handmade decorations in December. Oplotnik said the soldiers decorated thei...
Are you patient?
Road Rage is not pretty.
You’ve been there. Four lanes of Interstate traffic at ground to a stop.¬†You’re late. You feel tempers radiating from the roof of adjacent cars. Suddenly a car races down the shoulder intent on passing everyone and then forcing his way into the line.
Your slow burn gets hot.¬† Unholy pastoral wrath comes streaming from the mouth.
Roadside rage is not pretty.
Roadside rage is cured with patience. But patience is not n...
Two businesses share Main Street storefront
Two very different businesses have opened under one roof on Main Street.
Kristy’s Touch and Chanute Studios TV-5 Digital Media Services are now sharing 114 W. Main Street, the former home of Young America.
Kristy’s Touch, owned by Kristy Ammons, carries jewelry, wallets, hairbows and tutus among other similar products. They will be adding dancewear in the future.
Digital Media Services, owned by Chris Conklin, ...
Contract approved for Royster project
At the Monday night meeting of the USD 413 school board, the board approved entering into a contract with Integrated Consulting Engineers to design an HVAC (heating, ventillation and air conditioning) system for Royster Middle School.
Last month, representatives of the school board visited Uniontown. A system similar to the one that they are hoping to install in Royster has already been in place in Uniontown middl...
Chanute native to be featured on Raccoon Nation on PBS
An internationally-recognized raccoon and coyote expert – who happens to be a Chanute native – is again part of a television documentary.
Dr. Stanley Gehrt, Associate Professor and Wildlife Extension Specialist at The Ohio State University, will be featured on Raccoon Nation, a nature documentary produced by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation airing tonight at 7 p.m. on KTWU Channel 11.
His studies on raccoon...
RGB Men bring smiles to Pitt State¬†students
Pitt State public relations
Three anonymous students are bringing smiles to pedestrians on the Pittsburg State University campus.
They call themselves the RGB Men for the red, green and blue “morph” suits they wear. They do not speak, but write positive messages on sticky notes that they give to the students they meet.
In an e-mail (remember they don’t speak), they wrote that they came up with the idea by watching the faces of students as the...
New storefront offers army surplus
There is now an army surplus store on Main Street in Chanute.
Tough guys, located at 116 E Main St., was opened Jan. 26 by Shane Cox and his daughter Jolene.
Cox said his store is specialized army surplus.
“Instead of buying pallets at a time at government sales, it’s all handpicked,” he said, “stuff that I myself would be interested in.”
Cox said they stocked cold weather gear since they opened in January, but...
Improvements made at Santa Fe softball complex
Renovation work is under way at Diamond 6 of the Santa Fe softball complex in south Chanute.
A backstop re-port, along with brand new dugouts and sections for portable bleachers, and new fencing around the diamond parameter are included in the renovation effort.
A new drainage system and a new red clay infield have also been installed, said City Manager J.D. Lester.
Around $45,000 is being put into the project,...