Walmart CSM offers service with a smile
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Kay Wilkinson is a people person. And it’s a good thing, since her job requires interaction all day long with customers. On Oct. 1, Wilkinson was recognized by co-workers for 35 years of service with Walmart. She has been employed with the company since its beginning in Chanute, when Walmart opened in 1975 in Chanute Square. “I was excited Walmart came to Chanute. I know a lot of people were shopping out-of-tow...
— Sporting Clay Shoot and dinner benefit for Kurt Umbarger, Elks Lake
Today, Oct. 9 — Sporting Clay Shoot and dinner benefit for Kurt Umbarger, Elks Lake. Shoot, 1 to 5 p.m., Dinner 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To sign up, contact Brad Almond, 433-2009. — Chanute Historical Museum, 0 E. Elm, open 1 to 4 p.m. — Mini Tractor Pull, 2 p.m., Chanute Rodeo Arena, $5 admission.— Benefit for Cindy Smith, dinner, dance, auction and card tournament, dinner at 6 p.m., Tony’s Function Junction, on U.S. 59 highway north of R and F...
SEK leaders haggle over highway funds
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter INDEPENDENCE — The main question remained after a regional Kansas Department of Transportation meeting in Independence Friday -- how to get the most mileage out of the maximum $225 million available for southeast Kansas as part of the state’s new 10-year T-WORKS transportation plan? About 120 people representing local and state government, business and industry, education and other organizations from 17 s...
Hadley Marie Kepley, daughter of Andrew and Michelle Kepley, Chanute, was born Nov. 25, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
She joins a sister, Hayden, 3.
Grandparents are Rick and Gina Carlson, Chanute, and Bob and Teri Kepley, Chanute
Great-grandmother is Betty Barney, Chanute.
County postpones decision to close Gray Road
Tribune Staff ERIE -- A decision to close Gray Road east of Chanute was postponed for six months as the result of action taken Friday by the Neosho County Commission. The commission voted to postpone a decision following a public hearing to close the road which runs generally north to Bacon Ford then east to the Neosho River. Chanute Utilities Director Larry Gates and Chanute Director of Public Safety Sam Bureau presented the city’s Brow...
Corn harvest, prices good for area farmers
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter With this year’s corn harvest winding down, the mounds of harvested corn are growing at Chanute-area grain elevators. “It’s been a real good harvest,” said Ken Thornton, Beachner Grain area manager for Chanute, Humboldt and Thayer. “We’re getting ready for bean harvest, so we’re making more room for beans.” Doug Shoup, Kansas State University southeast area Extension agronomist, said the harvest was goo...
Gun measure on Nov. 2 ballot
“The intent of the amendment is to make clear that it’s an individual’s right to bear arms.” Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Although gun control can be a controversial issue, a gun measure on the Nov. 2 election ballot has received little attention. Kansas voters will be deciding in the November general election whether to amend the state constitution to guarantee individuals the right to own firearms. “The intent of the amendment is...
Foundation donations assist local breast cancer patients
Tribune staff The Chanute Community Foundation has received donations to help area breast cancer patients, Terri Orozco, Chanute Community Foundation board member, said Thursday. The first gift was for $3,500 from the Chanute Women’s Golf Association. That amount represents proceeds from a women’s golf tournament in June at Quarry Stone to raise money for breast cancer. In addition, Deanie Olinger, a woman who now lives in Kansas City but...
— CHS Cass of 1950, Main Street Restaurant, 11:30 a
Today, Oct. 8 — CHS Cass of 1950, Main Street Restaurant, 11:30 a.m. lunch, then decorate for 60th reunion. — Chanute Senior Citizens, noon, Central Park Pavilion. — CHS football vs. Coffeyville, 7 p.m., Chanute Community Sports Complex. — Charlie and Lisa Band, 7 p.m. Central Park Pavilion, Bring finger food. Saturday, Oct. 9 — Sporting Clay Shoot and dinner benefit for Kurt Umbarger, Elks Lake. Shoot, 1 to 5 p.m., Dinner 5:30 to 7:30...
Arma’s First State Bank to merge with Community National
Brent Bedene, president and CEO of First State Bank, Arma and Daniel L. Mildfelt, President and CEO of Community National Bank & Trust, Chanute, have announced that an application has been filed with the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City for consent to merge First State Bank and its holding company with Community National Bank & Trust and Community Bancorp, Inc. Both banks look forward to this merger and the opportunity to provid...
Authorities know identity of shooting victim, but name still not released
A man shot and killed by a southeast Kansas deputy was likely involved in a home burglary and car theft the morning of his death. KOAM-TV reported authorities say they now know the identity of the man involved in a shoot-out with a Wilson County deputy. It happened Tuesday morning on U.S. 400 Highway between Neodesha and Fredonia. That is where officers were called when someone reportedly fired a gun at a motorist. A Wilson County deputy...
Pink color of breast cancer awareness
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Think pink — that’s the message Crystal Watson, family planning RN for the Neosho County Health Department is trying to get across. “I wanted to increase breast cancer awareness (October is breast cancer awareness month) as a fun, community event,” Watson said. Instead of just handing out brochures, this year, Watson involved local businesses, along with such groups as the Chanute Fire Department, Studio B, Eri...
CHS to host Fields of Faith event
Students from Chanute will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across America on Wednesday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the seventh annual national Fields of Faith event at Chanute Community Sports Complex. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 400 locations throughout the nation on this same date. While many Christian ralli...
Pianist, comedian to be at Otterbein
Pianist and Comedian Brian Hanson, Nashville, Tenn., will be in concert Monday evening, Oct. 11 at the Otterbein United Methodist Church, 631 West 7th St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with the concert starting at 7. No admission charge. A love offering will be taken. For further information call the church at (620) 431-0610. Hanson’s piano concerts are a unique blend of hand picked traditional favorites from the old time hymns and gospel song...
Unity in community
Community happens when people enjoy other people. I once heard of a young student, attending a preaching school, who went home for Christmas break. A horrible snowstorm stranded the regular minister from being able to make the trip back to the pulpit from traveling out of town on vacation. The leaders of the congregation asked the young man to substitute for the regular minister. The young preacher started his sermon by explaining the mean...
The Neosho County Sheriff’s Office investigated a pickup truck-deer accident Tuesday morning on U.S. 169 just north of the Cherry Street exit. About 7 a.m. Tuesday, a 2007 Ford pickup truck driven by Jamie Jean Yocham, 27, Colony, was southbound on U.S. 169 when it collided with a deer. Estimated damage was more than $1,000.
Kart racing returns to The Hummer
Todd Kidwell Humb oldt Speedway With 23 racers on hand and a bright sun, racing action was top notch Saturday afternoon at the Lil Hummer. In the 5-8 it was Jaymond Rice winning with Easton Reynolds finishing second. 9-12 age group was out next. Mattew Kay was in command from start to finish winning another feature race with Billie Phillips second. Bryce Weldon th...
No contest plea to meth charges
Tribune Staff A St. Paul man pleaded no contest to methamphetamine charges Wednesday morning in Neosho County District Court in Chanute. Jonathan A. Houser pleaded no contest to a charge of manufacturing methamphetamine, a Level 1 drug felony punishable by 138 months to 204 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections. Sentencing was scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 3. Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan said when someone pleads no contes...
Success seen with Bal-A-Vis-X exercise
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune Seven years ago, Royster Middle School staff learned how to use Bal-A-Vis-X to help their students calm down and focus. This fall, the faculty reviewed the program and intends to use the exercises to help students improve their scores on the state assessments. Bal-A-Vis-X is a series of Balance/Auditory/Vision eXercises that students can do in the classroom, typically before instruction begins. The st...
Parsons man meets up with friend, ‘Pickers’ star
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun PARSONS — Tucked away in many household nooks and crannies — closets, basements, garages, barns, yards and fields — are items of yesteryear, some valuable, some considered little more than junk. For more than 40 years, Mike Trotnic of Parsons has traveled to sales, flea markets, swap meets, trade shows and residences in towns and off the beaten path to find treasures to add to his collections and to resell. “...