— Neosho County FCE annual Spring Recognition Day, 10 a
Today, March 31 — Neosho County FCE annual Spring Recognition Day, 10 a.m. in the Alliance Room (third floor in the Memorial Building), at 101 S. Lincoln, Chanute. — Community ACCL Holy Week Services, 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 102 N. Grant. Thursday, April 1 — USD 413 retired cooks breakfast, 9 a.m., the Grain Bin. — CHS Class of 1947 get-together, 6 p.m., Mainstreet Family Restaurant. — 1st Thursday Dance, Kind-a-Country, 7 to 1...
Court busy with drug case updates
Assistant Managing Editor
Three individuals who were arrested Friday night on methamphetamine charges had first appearances in Neosho County court Tuesday morning.
According to a press release from Neosho County Sheriff James Keath, sheriff’s officers from Neosho, Labette and Crawford counties as well as the Southeast Kansas Drug Task Force seized components of a methamphetamine lab, marijuana and methamphetamine from a residenc...
Thieves empty golf course building
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The operators of Safari Golf Course are offering a $100 cash reward for information about a break-in and theft at the course’s new maintenance building over the weekend. Kyle Kreighbaum, who operates the course along with Brian Dick, said someone apparently used a crowbar to open the door to the building, which was just completed last fall. Once inside, the individual or individuals took all the tools in...
Two adults, two juveniles arrested in delivery driver robbery
Assistant Managing Editor
Formal charges are pending against two men arrested late Monday evening for allegedly robbing a Pizza Hut delivery driver. One juvenile was also charged in the robbery.
According to a press release from Chanute Police Department, at around 9:11 p.m. Monday, CPD officers responded to 601 N. Garfield for a reported robbery involving a Pizza Hut delivery driver.
Ryan Baylor, 21, Chanute, was arrested on ch...
Three arrested in meth lab bust
Three people were arrested Friday night at approximately 9 p.m. after a Tri-County Sheriff Investigation led to a search warrant execution which yielded a meth lab operation, Neosho County Sheriff Jim Keath reported on Monday.
Components of a meth lab were seized as well as marijuana and methamphetamine.
Arrrested and held in Neosho County Jail without bond are Travis Gideon, 30, McCune, William Parsons, Jr., 25, West Mineral....
City continuing Google app efforts
Now isn’t the time for Chanute to quit in its attempts to persuade Google to select the city as a location for a new experimental super-high-speed fiber optics system, City Manager J.D. Lester said Monday.
“Of the communities that applied, how many actually have the ability to manage the right-of-way for the system and already have fiber optics in place,” Lester asked. “Chanute probably isn’t the sexiest plac...
Jury finds Dr. Thomen at fault in infant death
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor A jury deliberated about a day and half before finding Chanute Ashley Clinic Dr. Robert Thomen at fault in the death of an 18-day-old infant in 2005. The case was filed in 2007 by Kim and Jesus Barraza on behalf of their daughter. The Barrazas claim that their child died because Thomen missed a diagnosis of pneumonia during a cursory examination. Pneumonia led to sepsis and then septic shock. The ...
— Just Another Tuesday meal, cancelled due to Holy Week
Today, March 30 — Just Another Tuesday meal, cancelled due to Holy Week. — Community ACCL Holy Week Services, 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 102 N. Grant. Wednesday, March 31 — Neosho County FCE annual Spring Recognition Day, 10 a.m. in the Alliance Room (third floor in the Memorial Building), at 101 S. Lincoln, Chanute. — Community ACCL Holy Week Services, 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 102 N. Grant. Thursday, April 1 — CHS Class o...
Legislators waiting on revenue numbers to weigh-in budget
ERIE -- The state’s continuing financial crisis dominated discussion at a legislative forum Saturday afternoon at the Neosho County Courthouse.
“We’re in uncharted waters,” state Rep. Jerry Williams, D-Chanute, told the approximately 30 people who attended the forum, sponsored by Neosho County Farm Bureau.
Williams, who appeared at the forum with state Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, said this was the first t...
PSU’s business school earns honor
From Pittsburg State University
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg State University’s business school was recognized as being among the best in the U.S.
Entrepreneur magazine, a publication for and about entrepreneurs, named the Kelce College of Business at Pitt State one of the top business colleges in the nation.
In its April issue, the magazine listed the master’s of business administration programs at PSU as one of the most highly rated by students in...
Drug charges close Altoona day care
Three individuals were arrested on drug charges Thursday and an Altoona day care had its license suspended.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an emergency order of suspension against Totally Tots Day Care Home, a licensed group day care home operated by Mary Elizabeth Keith, located at 906 Quincy St., Altoona.
According to the KDHE, state law allows the secretary of KDHE to issue such an order ...
— Big Creek UMC Whole Hog Day, 8 a
Today, March 27 — Big Creek UMC Whole Hog Day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Big Creek Chapel. Sausage, homemade biscuits, sausage gravy, homemade cinnamon rolls, drinks. $5 adults. $2.50 children under 10. Special music, 8:30-9:30, R Squared; 9:30-11:30, bluegrass jam. 1 1/2 miles north of K-39 on Lyon Road. — Bowl For Kids’ Sake, at Bowl Mor. — Neosho County Farm Bureau Legislative Tea, 2 p.m., the Neosho County Courthouse basement. Kansas Rep. Jer...
Royster’s bet with Iola Middle School paid off
On Thursday, T-shirts with Royster Middle School logos donned the halls of Iola Middle School.
It was a good-natured end to a challenge that raised funds to help build a clinic in Haiti after the devastating earthquake.
After the earthquake, Iola Middle School students challenged rival students at Royster Middle School to raise money to send to Haiti. The losers of the fundraiser would have to wear T-shirts from the winners’ sch...
Ornelas sentenced to 39-month jail term
Assistant Managing Editor
A two-year case against Chanute resident Kenneth Ornelas II, 39, came to a close Friday afternoon as he was sentenced to 39 months in prison and two years of post-release supervision.
In December, Ornelas pleaded no contest to an amended charge of solicitation of aggravated arson, a felony.
Prior to the agreement, Ornelas was facing two counts of solicitation of murder, two counts of solicitation of ars...
Area landowners protest possible road closing
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter ERIE — About a dozen Chanute city officials and area landowners descended upon Friday morning’s Neosho County Commission meeting to protest the possible closure of portions of 230th Road north of the Chanute city limits. “I’m against any road closure,” Mike Casper, a property owner in the area, said. “Most people are against it.” The county commission recently scheduled a public hearing for 10 a.m. Frida...
Chanute not on top 10
list for Google’s test site
Tribune Staff Chanute’s David and Goliath struggle to lure Google to build an experimental super-high-speed fiber optics network in the city has reached a milestone as today is the deadline for municipalities to submit applications. A report released by Grand Rapids, Mich.-based Steketee Greiner and Company this week has ranked what it believes are the top 10 cities in contention to attract Google. Chanute isn’t on the list. However, the ...
2000 census shows
in rural Kansas
State sees increase in population of 5 percent, mostly in urban areas Mike Corn The Hays Daily News HAYS (AP) — Just as the 2010 Census is getting started, the last in a string of estimates on county populations has been released. For northwest Kansas, the results revealed a virtual bloodbath since 2000, the last time a complete census was taken. It was no cakewalk, however, between 2008 and 2009, the latest figures available. “It’...
Humboldt charts course for growth
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter HUMBOLDT — Affordable housing, extending zoning jurisdictions and annexation — these are some of the issues the Humboldt Planning Commission will be exploring as it charts the future course for Humboldt’s growth. The commission met Wednesday night for an informal work session with John Riggs, a consultant with Riggs Associates of Lindsborg, and Humboldt’s city planner to discuss procedures and possibiliti...
Palm branches and unbroken colts
Everyone loves a parade. Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. It was quite the parade. Crowds threw their coats on the road making a red carpet for the celebrity, Jesus. Palms were waving in the air and voices cheered. Jesus rode at the head of the parade on the colt of a donkey. Did you catch that? The unridden colt of a donkey. What a way to lead a parade, riding an unbroken colt. Not me! I don’t want...
Chanute man to face trial
in Allen County Court
In Allen County District Court on Monday, Zakary L. Markham, 22, Chanute, pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated criminal sodomy and rape. Judge Daniel Creitz scheduled a two-day trial on Aug. 11-12. A status hearing has been scheduled for July 15.
Randall D. Lowry, Humboldt, was sentenced to 11 months in jail, suspended for 12 months probation, for possessing methamphetamine. Lowry must also pay court costs and drug treatment fees.