Ash Grove announces another furlough
Plans are to suspend production in Chanute on Dec. 31 Tribune Staff Production at the Ash Grove Cement Co.’s Chanute plant -- along with eight other plants in the midwestern and western U.S. -- will be temporarily suspended later this year due to poor economic conditions, the company announced Wednesday. Overall, production at individual facilities will be affected beginning as soon as late next month. It is projected that production wil...
KDOT project to renovate seven blocks in Humboldt
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter HUMBOLDT -- A seven-block area of Humboldt will be receiving renovations next year, while the new city hall will be opened next month, the Humboldt City Council learned at its regular meeting Monday night. “Seven blocks may not sound like much, but it is pretty major for us,” City Administrator Larry Tucker said. The Kansas Department of Transportation has awarded a low bid of $360,000 to Killough Constr...
Environmental rights group to meet Oct. 27
Tribune Staff An organization calling itself the Chanute Environmental Rights Group has scheduled a meeting for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Central Park Pavilion to discuss health concerns in the community. According to the group’s website, www.chanuteenvironmentalrightsgroup.com/, some local residents suspect that toxins in the environment contribute to a number of health problems in Chanute. The website also said effects of pollution an...
Democrats stump for governor job opening
Stu Butcher Tribune editor The Democratic ticket for governor, Tom Holland and Kelly Kultala, isn’t concerned that Kansas is known as a Republican stronghold. Kultala, running as Lt. Governor, stopped in Chanute and said they’re counting on the base of Democrats, moderate Republicans and Independents at the polls. “He started to gain some momentum since the school finance debate in Hutchinson,” the Leavenworth senator said of her running...
Virginia man arrested in U.S. Marshal’s investigation
Tribune Staff A 20-year-old Virginia man wanted on a probation violation for sex-related charges was arrested Tuesday evening in downtown Chanute as the result of a joint investigation by the U.S. Marshal’s office and the Chanute Police Department. Travis Eugene Taylor was arrested at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Tioga Suites by Chanute police working in conjunction with the federal marshal’s office, Chanute Director of Public Safety Sa...
Santa Fe site of hazardous materials training
For anyone driving past Santa Fe Park Tuesday, the scene probably looked like something from a science fiction movie.
People donned in shiny yellow and orange and fluorescent green hazmat suits were scouring the creek. Tents stood in the parking lot near the old Santa Fe locomotive, while trucks were parked nearby with satellite dishes perched atop them.
No, it wasn’t a film, Kevin Jones, Chanute Fire Departm...
Spearville Wind Farm covers 5,000 acres
Although not something on my “bucket list for 2010,” I recently took a tour to the Spearville Wind Energy Facility, Spearville, Kan. Where is that you say? Spearville is a small community located 17 miles northeast of Dodge City. The tour was one of the opportunities we had during our state Family Community Education State Conference. Nearly everyone, who has traveled any distance from southeast Kansas has seen a windfarm. The one we see mo...
Judge Brazil to sit with Supreme Court
Hon. Timothy E. Brazil, chief judge of the 31st Judicial District, will sit with the state Supreme Court Wednesday, Oct. 27, to hear appeals in three matters on the Court’s docket. The Supreme Court appointed Judge Brazil to join them in place of Chief Justice Robert E. Davis, who died Aug. 4. Judge Brazil is currently completing his 20th year as a district judge. He has been chief judge of the 31st Judicial District, which includes...
City adjusts armory request
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter For now, Kirby Super Sports can use a tent outside the former armory building as a backup location for a special event on Oct. 29 on behalf of Sam Brownback for governor, the Chanute City Commission decided in a special meeting Monday night. Kirby’s original request was to have the armory building itself available as a backup location in case of inclement weather. However, Commissioner Tim Egner said it ...
¬≠— Chanute BPW invites the public to a reception honoring Frances Ballou, 6:30-8 p
Today, Oct. 20 ¬≠— Chanute BPW invites the public to a reception honoring Frances Ballou, 6:30-8 p.m. in the Alliance Room at the Memorial Building. — Chanute Planning Commission CANCELED. — Cedar Lodge 103 meeting, first degree work, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 21 — Neosho County Health Department walk-in flu clinics, 9 a.m. to noon, 320 E. Main. — Christian Women’s Club “Goodies and Goodness Brunch,” 9 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. Call 431-9271 for...
Gant golf fundraiser tops $27,000
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor The community of Chanute rallied around the Jeremy Gant Foundation Saturday for a day of golf, food and spirited bidding for auction items. “It was a really great day,” said Cassie Cleaver, one of the organizers of the event held at Quarry Stone. There were two full flights of golfers, 27 teams, and Kansas Newman coach Kent Notestine and Jeremy’s team members were on hand. For a fee, the Newman golfers hit tee s...
Mail survey on epidemics in final stages
Tribune Staff The mail survey by Kansas State University professors on preventing epidemics in rural areas is in the final stages, K-State officials said. No further letters or postcards will be sent to remind citizens to please complete their surveys, Dr. Walter Schumm, professor of family studies and survey director, said. However, he added anyone who wishes to do so, is still very welcome to return the survey within the next week or two,...
KBI makes southeast Kansas drug arrests
Law enforcement officers from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, Coffeyville Police Department, Independence Police Department, Southeast Kansas Drug Enforcement Task Force, Joplin, Mo. Police Department, Jasper County, Mo. Drug Task Force, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) served multiple search warrants Friday in Kansas and Missouri following a long term investigation into the possess...
Wednesday activities mark Disability Mentoring Day
Disability Mentoring Day was established to promote career development for students and job seekers with disabilities through job shadowing and hands-on career exploration. With leadership, coordination, and resource materials from the American Association of People with Disabilities, local communities around the country organize activities that bring students and employers together for informational sessions about career opportunities and o...
— Former employees of Baker, Mode-O-Day, and Burlington luncheon, 11 a
Today, Oct. 19 — Former employees of Baker, Mode-O-Day, and Burlington luncheon, 11 a.m., Opie’s. Call 431-3729 for reservation. — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. — GriefShare recovery seminar and support group, 6 p.m., Zion Lutheran Church, 1202 W. Main. Child care provided (upon request) through 5th grade. Wednesday, Oct. 20 ¬≠— Chanute BPW invites the public to a reception ho...
Scout food drive on Saturday
The Cub Scouts from Chanute Pack 76 will be conducting a food drive on Saturday, Oct. 16. The Scouts have hung door hangers on area residences in the past to remind them of the food drive and to request donations. This year there is a shortage of hangers. Please have canned goods in a plastic bag on the front porch before 11 a.m. All items collected will be delivered to the local Chanute food pantries.
Bogles owners of Shooters Liquor
Tribune staff The oldest continuously operating liquor store in Chanute has changed hands. Shooters Liquor, 1421 S. Santa Fe, is the former 2 B’s. Owners are Travis and Regina Bogle and Mike and Barbara Bogle. Regina Bogle is manager of the store. “I sold Talk of the Town, but I loved being in retail and working with the public,” she said of returning as a business owner. The store offers a full line of liquor products including foreign...
— Class of ‘52 luncheon at Quarry Stone, 11 a
Today, Oct. 15 — Class of ‘52 luncheon at Quarry Stone, 11 a.m. — CHS football vs. Independence, 7 p.m., Chanute Community Sports Complex. Saturday, Oct. 16 — Chanute Citywide Garage Sale. — Chanute Cub Scout Pack 76 will be Scouting for Food and collecting canned goods from Chanute residents. Please have canned goods in a plastic bag on the front porch before 11 a.m..All items collected will be delivered to the local Chanute food pant...
Scam email shows up in in box
Sam Budreau, director of public safety for the City of Chanute, has announced information of a “possible fraud” alert. A local business has received an email that looks to be from the IRS regarding nonpayment of federal taxes. The email references The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). The email sender is EFTPS Tax Payment from an eftps.gov address, which is a valid website. This is a possible fraudulent communication and should...