Feb. 21-28 designated `Kansas Saves Week¬¥
Kansas State Extension MANHATTAN -- Coming up short of funds at the end of the week is no fun, but it does suggest that saving more, rather than less, could make more money available. “Building financial security -- being able to meet future needs while keeping current with day-to-day obligations -- need not be only a dream,” said Carol Young, Kansas State University Research and Extension financial management specialist. “The key to sa...
Erie building a 21st century school
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun ERIE — Entering the new building that will house Erie High School students this coming year, Erie CUSD 101 superintendent John Wyrick was all smiles. “We’re 70 percent finished with the interior. We’re finishing putting in the electric, mechanical, heating and air, ceiling tiles and painting,” Wyrick said. “We’re excited about it. Three weeks ago we had a tour and had about 100 individuals show up from three c...
NCCC’s Ottawa campus plans move along
Assistant Managing Editor
Neosho County Community College is plugging along on plans to build a new Ottawa campus.
At last Thursday’s regular meeting, the board approved a resolution authorizing Vicky Smith, college president, to complete the purchase of the property where the new Ottawa Campus will be built. Additionally, she was authorized to pay the purchase price together with buyer’s costs in the transaction in the total am...
Retail gas prices in Kansas drop Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have fallen 5.7 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.44/g on Monday. This compares with the national average that has fallen 2.9 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.62/g, according to gasoline price website KansasGasPrices.com. In Chanute, gas remained at $2.55. Including the change in gas prices in Kansas during the past week, prices today are 57.0...
Interest shown in county’s demolition landfill
Tribune Staff The county’s construction and demolition landfill and dropoff station has a company interested in purchasing or leasing the facilities. John Hafner, owner of Green Environmental Services in Erie, asked Neosho County commissioners at their meeting Friday for permission to look at the C&D landfill and dropoff station in order to make a proposal to buy them. He also said he would consider leasing them. Hafner purchased Dual Co...
Not the same old tax return – new
rules for this year’s tax season
Chad A. Boaz, CRPC¬Æ
Few things induce more anxiety this time of year than the looming April 15 tax return file deadline. As you begin the process this year, keep in mind that changes to the tax rules could affect your tax liability and possibly make you eligible for new tax reduction opportunities. More details can be found at the Internal Revenue Service website (www.irs.gov) or by talking to your tax advisor. Here are som...
New donations part of Art Gallery display
Tribune Staff A number of new donations are on display this month at the Chanute Art Gallery. Among the featured works will be from Randy Harmison of Chanute, who has donated several pieces of his mother’s art collection. The Lois Harmison collection includes watercolors, oils, drawings, prints and charcoals, done by both herself and friends. Also on exhibit are other new donations to the gallery’s permanent core collection. They include...
Acting a letdown in ‘The Wolfman’
In an age of remakes — especially in the horror genre — it should come as no surprise that Universal has decided to update their 1941 genre classic “The Wolfman.” Because of this film’s troubled production history (playing musical chairs with screenwriters, directors and actors), one might expect “The Wolfman” to be an awful film. Thankfully that isn’t the case. It won’t win any awards, but it isn’t the abomination one might have guessed it ...
Final bond sale nears for Erie High School
ERIE — The Erie CUSD 101 Board of Education adopted a resolution approving the sale of $6.9 million of general obligation school building bonds.
Superintendent John Wyrick said the approval is the third and final bond sale totaling $21.9 million approved by voters for the construction of the new Erie High School and renovation of Galesburg Middle School.
The district is working with George K. Baum on the sale of ...
New owner: Great food, great prices at Save-A-Lot
Ken Hutchins is more than the new owner of Chanute’s Save-A-Lot — he’s presenting a new philosophy.
“Our philosophy is to ensure that we have great food, that we have great prices, and that we have great people,” he said. “We want to maintain the three pillars of service that Save-A-Lot is known for.”
Hutchins, owner of the Save-A-Lot franchise in Parsons for two years, acquired the Chanute grocery store at 1406 W....
Court denies motion to reopen school aid case
John Milburn Associated Press Writer TOPEKA (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court denied a petition Friday from school districts seeking to reopen a 2006 school finance case, saying there is nothing that districts can’t accomplish by filing a new lawsuit. Attorneys for a coalition of 74 districts argued that Kansas is failing to comply with the court’s earlier ruling that state aid to schools was unconstitutionally low. “Today’s ruling was a p...
— Chanute Community Theatre presents “The Last Yankee” dessert theatre, 7 p
Today, Feb. 13
— Chanute Community Theatre presents “The Last Yankee” dessert theatre, 7 p.m., at New Chicago Room. Advance tickets, $15, may be purchased at Bench Warmers, 5 E. Main, 431-7733.
— Do-Si-Do Square Dance Club Valentine Dance, 8 p.m., Central Park Pavilion. Caller Fred Trujillo.
Sunday, Feb. 14
— B.A.C.A. (Bikers Against Child Abuse), 1:30 p.m., American Legion.
Monday, Feb. 15
— AARP tax-aide assistance, 1 to 4 p.m., Chanute Pub...
Frozen pipes may have led to house fire Thursday evening
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Everyone escaped safely from a home that went up in flames Thursday evening at 1019 N. Forest, owned by Janice O’Hare. Unfortunately, the house may or may not be salvaged. Battalion Chief Kevin Jones said he and his crew cannot positively confirm when the fire began, but neighbor reports and some evidence at the scene indicate a cause. Neighbors reported that the pipes had frozen in the home and th...
14 arrested in meth sweep
Assistant Managing Editor
Neosho County Sheriff’s Office deputies rounded up 14 suspects Thursday afternoon in the second methamphetamine sweep in as many weeks.
After a 10-month investigation, NCSO made the arrests with the help of the Chanute Police Department and the Southeast Kansas Drug Task Force.
Thirteen warrants were served Thursday evening on individuals in Chanute and Thayer, and Woodson, Allen and Wilson counties for ...
Reasons for recyling
Taylor Catterson Royster 8th grader. Chanute High School has already started a recycling program for paper and cardboard, and just after Christmas break Royster started a recycling program for paper. For now, that is all the schools are recycling but it may expand as the community gets more used to recycling. Several things are recyclable, such as plastic, aluminum and tin cans, glass, and paper. You can recycle paper on Saturdays at the ...
Tribune and Parsons Sun Staff
A few Thayer residents woke to an unpleasant surprise Sunday morning.
According to Neosho County Sheriff Jim Keath, sometime after 2 a.m. Sunday two residences, a storage shed at a business and a garage at a residence were burglarized. Keath said miscellaneous items were taken, such as tools, auto parts and guns.
The homeowners, located on Highway 169, 85th Road and Neosho and Wilson Streets, called NCSO about th...
— All Things Chocolate sale, 9:30 - ?, Chanute Public Library
Today, Feb. 12 — All Things Chocolate sale, 9:30 - ?, Chanute Public Library. — NO Chanute Senior Citizens, this month. — AARP tax-aide assistance, 1 to 4 p.m., Chanute Public Library. For information, call 431-0297. — Chanute Entertainment Series presents Jamie Adkins, circus clown extraordinaire, 7 p.m., Memorial Auditorium. Admission by membership or $20 single performance. For membership information, call 431-1817. — Chanute Communi...
Longtime Rec board
Assistant Managing Editor
At the last Chanute USD 413 School Board meeting, the board voted to appoint Tracy Tallent to the space now vacated by Helen Anderson.
Anderson decided to step aside after five terms, or 20 years, on the board.
USD 413 appoints two of Rec’s five-member board. Two more are appointed by the city. A fifth is chosen by the other four members. The terms are staggered so one seat is open every year.
Circus clown takes stage in CES series
A one-man show, Circus INcognitus, is next on the Chanute Entertainment Series. Jamie Adkins will perform at 7 this evening in Chanute Memorial Auditorium. Adkins began his career at the age of 13 in San Diego as a street performer. Later in San Francisco, he joined the Pickle Family Circus. Then the eclectic clown, juggler and balancing artist joined Montreal’s Cirque Eloize. In 500 performances of that show he distinguished himself with...
Honas made name for himself on
and off the Community College field
Dean Honas had the nickname of “Heavy,” because of his sports prowess. His father, Herman, had a heavy heart Tuesday morning talking at his home about the youngest of three sons, whose life ended 10 years ago at much too young of an age of 39.
On Wednesday night, the Honas family presented $500 to the first two recipients of the Dean Honas Endowed Scholarship for Baseball, Neosho County Community College baseball pl...