Suspect wanted for manslaughter in Neosho
County captured in Jasper County, Missouri
A FOX 14 News report Thursday evening said a suspect wanted on manslaughter charges stemming from an October fatal crash in Neosho County has been captured.
On Oct. 9, 2009, Colony resident Garrett Cleaver, 25, was driving southbound in a truck, went left of the center line and struck the mirror of a northbound pickup driven by 31-year-old Chad Warner, Chanute. Cleaver’s vehicle then collided head-on with a northbound car driven...
Too many close calls in highway work zones
Kansas Department of Transportation Close calls happen all too often in highway work zones. “A lady was coming through our work zone on I-70 and she was wiping out all our traffic cones,” said Tony Trower, highway maintenance supervisor in Topeka. “When I got her stopped, she was just 10 feet away from going around the equipment where our employees were working.” Trower has seen his share of inattentive drivers in work zones during his 20...
Tull, CHS/NCCC team state welding champs
Tribune Staff Three Chanute High School senior welding students finished in the top six in the state welding SkillsUSA competition last week in Wichita, while one, Josh Tull, was named state champion and will compete in the national welding competition in Kansas City in June. Because the CHS students -- who are part of the Neosho County Community College welding program -- had three in the top six, the local team was named the state champ...
‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes’ event held
Special to the Tribune
On Saturday, March 27, a statewide walk/run/roll relay titled “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” invited citizens of Kansas to walk, run or roll a route spanning a significant portion of the state. Volunteers have been recruited to walk, run or roll portions of these routes as well – with a goal of reaching a total of 4,330 miles; one mile for each of the 4,330 children and adults who currently wait on the State’s D...
St. Paul museum among 8 Wonders finalists
Tribune Staff Three southeast Kansas treasures are counted among the 24 finalists for the 8 Wonders of Kansas History competition, including Fort Scott National Historic site in Fort Scott, lead/zinc mining in Baxter Springs and Galena Museums, and the Osage Mission Museum in St. Paul. The remaining 21 finalists are 1930s dust bowl to gas exploration, Historic Adobe Museum in Ulysses; Black Jack Battlefield in Baldwin City; Boot Hill Museu...
Yates Center man hospitalized after head-on collision near Iola
A head-on collision seven miles west of Iola sent a Yates Center man to Overland Park Regional Hospital on Thursday.
According to the Kansas High Patrol Online Crash Logs, the accident occurred around 4:10 p.m. Yates Center resident Robert L. Osburn, 49, was driving westbound on U.S. 54 Highway in his 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier when he went left of center and struck head-on a 2004 Jeep, driven by Charles P. Dawson, 61, Branson, Mo....
revised plan for
KDWP rep opposed to idea because it would limit river access for fisherman
ERIE -- Neosho County commissioners Friday presented a revised plan for road closures to a section of 230th Road north of the Chanute city limits.
With more than a dozen property owners, Chanute city officials and other interested persons attending the public hearing on the county’s road-closure plans in the area, County Engineer Willi...
St. Paul High names
ST. PAUL — Kolby Carter has been named valedictorian for the graduating class of 2010 at St. Paul High School. Kolby is the son of Coleen and Mike Carter, and grandson of Sharon Kennedy, Donnie Carter and the late Marilyn and Edward Vitt. Kolby is enrolled for the fall semester at Labette Community College where he is majoring in Pre-Medicine. While attending St. Paul High School, Carter completed the State Scholars’ Curriculum and lettere...
Callers part of bloodmobile effort
Tribune staff The volunteer list is lengthy when it comes time to organize a Red Cross bloodmobile visit. One of those jobs is that of the callers, who notify those on the eligibility list to announce the dates and make appointments. Rosemary Sherman, assistant to bloodmobile chair Mary Lou Cooper, said each of the seven callers are responsible for 80 to 90 people in a week’s time. “Then they folow up with reminder calls,” Sherman said. ...
USD 413’s 5-year-olds will ease into kindergarten
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune It may be April but Assistant Principal Sandy Roecker is getting ready for the incoming kindergarten class. Roecker spoke with parents of nearly 100 incoming five-year-olds Tuesday night at Chanute Elementary School. As the children played with blocks, puppets, hopscotch, crayons and more in the K-1 Great Room, the enrollment process began for parents in the school cafeteria. Listening to advice from...
NCCC blood drive surpasses goal
Neosho County Community College had a successful 6th annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, April 16. With a quota of 46, the goal was exceeded with a total of 51 units.
From staff, Tracy Rhine, co-chair, to students, to volunteers is what it takes to have a successful drive, said Teri Showalter, co-chair.
She went around personally to staff offices, sent emails, visited classrooms, made reminder calls and involved athletes along with their...
Once in a lifetime
Madison Dispensa Royster Middle School April 1, 2010 at 7 p.m started the best night ever, when my friend Samantha and I got to go to the Taylor Swift concert at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. First, we waited in line for souvenirs for about 30 minutes. Then we went to go find our seats in section 108. We sat for about 30 minutes, and then Gloriana came out as the opening act, followed by an announcement for a meet-and-greet after Kellie...
— Buffalo city wide garage sale
Saturday, April 24
— Buffalo city wide garage sale.
— Business Expo at Neosho County Community College, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
— Weatherization seminar, presented by Neosho County Community College in conjunction with the City of Chanute, 1 to 3 p.m. at NCCC’s Sustainable Energy laboratory house at 7th and Santa Fe. Topics will include new and replacement windows and doors along with weatherization of current or older windows and doors.
— Grant ...
Tips make kitchen work easier
It is interesting to note many of the so called “Kitchen Secrets” that our mothers and grandmothers knew. Somewhere along the way, today’s young homemakers have failed to learn some of these secrets. I have seen some of them added to community cookbooks. Sometimes some of them show up in household columns in newspapers and magazines but still, it doesn’t hurt to relate some of them from time to time, just as simple reminders. Iced tea or co...
Month of September in Kansas Library
Association calendar uses safari theme
Stu Butcher Tribune editor Hey, who is that sitting on the lion with Osa Johnson? Kim Rutter, library consultant for the Southeast Kansas Library System, took part in a calendar project for the Kansas Library Association, The theme of the calendar is “Kansas Librarians Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before” and made its debut at the KLA conference in Wichita, April 7. “I was featured in the September 2011, calendar picture,” Rutter said. ...
City, Rec hammer out details at work session
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Both entities agreed by consensus to cap recreation commission’s repair responsibilities Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A proposed lease agreement between the city and Chanute Recreation Commission covering the new Chanute Recreation Activities Center, ball diamonds and other facilities was the focus of discussion Wednesday evening at a special work session between the recreation commission and Chanute...
NCCC opens weatherization lab at Lincoln and Santa Fe
Ever wonder what’s going on at the jog at Seventh between Lincoln and Santa Fe?
One house is gone and the other is the temporary home of Neosho County Community College’s Sustainable Energy Laboratory.
Brenda Krumm, dean of outreach and workforce development at NCCC, said grant funding has provided for weatherization training.
The house was built in 1920 and offers needs in such areas of poor insulation and drafty w...
Cindy Neises Heritage Health Care Administrator Rep. Jerry Williams, D-Chanute, visited constituents at Heritage Health Care Center this week to discuss and further explain the Provider Assessment Tax that is under full discussion in the House. He and Mayor Ed Cox discussed the benefits of this relief to nursing facilities across Kansas in an effort to restore the 10 percent cuts to Medicaid reimbursement of Jan. 1, 2010. The Provider As...
State unemployment rate up one-tenth percent
Economist says labor market will need above-average increases to make up losses
The unemployment rate throughout the state rose slightly in March, but in Neosho County it remained the same.
According to March Kansas Department of Labor estimates, the state unemployment rate was 6.9 percent, up from 6.8 percent in February and 6.6 percent in March 2009.
Neosho County’s jobless rate remained steady at 8.8 percent, which was down from 9.1 perce...
Longtime retired teacher celebrates 99th
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Longtime music educator Margaret Hollenshead has been retired just about as many years, 34, as she taught in Chanute schools, 35. That’s a lot of years and it accounts for her celebrating her 99th birthday today. Mrs. Hollenshead is more than a faint memory for students attending elementary school in Chanute. Remembrances include music programs in the Chanute Memorial Auditorium, complete with choir robes and p...