Spending broken down for NCCC softball project
On Tuesday, NCCC President Dr. Inbody filled in some blanks about the new softball field project.
Inbody said the total budgeted cost of the project is about $516,000.
That total is being paid by donations, student fee accounts, and the general fund.
A total of $180,000 is coming out of that student fee. The fee being used is the out district fee, which applies to students who come from outside Neosho County. Most...
Governor asks for $500k to bolster SEK economy
IOLA — The southeast Kansas economic improvement initiative got a victory of sorts last week when Gov. Sam Brownback included a $500,000 allocation to the Project 17 efforts in his proposed budget.
State Sen. Jeff King, and the other three southeast Kansas legislators spearheading the effort to improve economic and health conditions in the state’s poorest region, have said the project needs about a half million dollars.
Vehicle drives into Santa Fe Lake
On Monday at 6:40 p.m. officers with the Chanute Police Department were dispatched to Santa Fe Lake in regards to a vehicle in the water. Raymond Hale, public information officer, said upon arrival they discovered that a vehicle with one occupant had left the roadway and driven over the fence barrier into the lake. The occupant was able to get out of the vehicle on her own and was evaluated by emergency personnel with minor injuries.
Night at the museum seeks paranormal activity
Several stories about haunting in the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum have drawn the interest of paranormal investigators. Friday night, members of the community were able to participate in a paranormal investigation at the museum.
Paranormal Research Investigators, a group out of Topeka founded by Nick Spantgos and Danny Howard, has investigated 368 locations throughout the midwest, and investigated the museu...
St. Paul baseball may get lights
CHETOPA — The St. Paul High School ball field, installed and used for the first time last spring by students thanks to the generosity of many volunteers, could see new improvements this spring.
Chetopa/St. Paul USD 505 superintendent Mark LaTurner told the Board of Education this week that he is looking into adding lights at the baseball field at St. Paul, and a large donation accepted by the district in December should help defra...
Thayer man injured in crash at 35th and Plummer
An injury crash occurred at 10:40 p.m. Saturday at 35th and Plummer.
The Neosho County Sheriff’s Department said Craig Powers, Thayer, was southbound on Plummer, driving a 2007 Dodge Truck, and dropped a couple of tires off the road. Powers overcorrected and struck the 2001 Pontiac driven by Earl Roberts Jr., Chanute.
Powers was taken from the scene by helicopter. Roberts and his passenger, his wife, were taken to Neosho Memorial Regional M...
Ash Grove announces all manufacturing plants ISO certified
Ash Grove public relations
OVERLAND PARK -- Ash Grove Cement is the only domestic cement manufacturer to have its entire fleet of eight operating clinker manufacturing facilities earn the prestigious ISO 14001 certification, according to Curtis Lesslie, PE, vice president of environmental affairs.
In 2010, seven of the company’s facilities earned the designation; its reconstructed Foreman, Ark., plant earned it in December, 2...
Local eight-year-old featured in TV commercial
Ethan Henry’s ability to memorize large volumes of text landed him in a key role in a Southeast Kansas Trauma Advisory Council television ad currently airing on Pittsburg’s Fox 14 and CBS affiliate KOAM.
Ethan, a second grader at Chanute Christian Academy, starred with grandmother Marilyn Henry in the 30 second commercial with grandfather Jack Simone providing voiceover.
The ad is a collaboration between SEKTAC ...
SEK, Inc., holds annual meeting
GIRARD — Southeast Kansas, Inc. held its annual meeting and banquet Thursday evening at the Triple S Steakhouse in Girard.
The keynote speaker for the annual banquet was U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kansas), who spoke about the issues facing Congress this session.
Carolyn Kennett, economic development director for the City of Parsons, was honored with the “Jim Dahmen Professional Excellence Award.”
David Toland, Thrive Allen County, Iola, rece...
Galemore to head commission in 2012
ERIE — Nicholas Galemore will be Chairman of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners for 2012, it was decided at Friday’s meeting.
The commissioners were asked by Charlie Morse if he could have the discretion of giving some of his employees 1 percent raises or no raises instead of the 2 percent raises in the 2012 budgets. Galemore moved that they are authorizing the 2 percent raises they included in each department’s 2012 budgets and allowin...
College continues softball field, gym projects
The Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees held their monthly business meeting Thursday at the Ottawa Campus.
“This was an opportunity for employees at that location to meet our Trustees and see how the business of the college is carried out,” said NCCC President Brian Inbody.
Board members also took the opportunity to view the newly completed science lab, Inbody said. That lab was paid for by a U.S. Department of Education Title I...
Spirit offers training program through NCCC
A work readiness training course is available at Neosho County Community College for individuals interested in employment with Spirit AeroSystems. The training is a collaborative effort between the college and the company, and was one reason Spirit chose to locate in Chanute.
“When Spirit was courting different communities to open an operation, one of the first things they looked for was adequate training facil...
Humboldt High Honor Roll 2011-2012 second quarter
Principal’s Honor Roll
Katie May Roseberry, Jeremy Lucas Setter, Darrah Ann Tinkler
Robb Philip Hauser, Kristin M. McClanahan
Sheri E. Middleton, Zackary T. Osborn, Haley Marie Riebel, Anna Christine Setter
Joshua Lee Hawley, Rachael Marie Taylor
Teacher’s Honor Roll
Michaela Renee Bartlett, Carrie Lee Cady, Katy L. Hill, Nichole Jackilyn Huse, Hunter Taylor Isaac, Hannah M. McCall, Nathan Alex Mill...
Elementary and middle level choirs perform Saturday
USD 413 public relations
A group of elementary and middle school students who excel at music will be part of two Southeast Kansas District Honors Choirs that are to perform Saturday at Yates Center High School.
Teachers from across southeast Kansas selected their best voices to be part of a SEK District Elementary Choir comprised of fifth and sixth graders and a SEK District Middle Level Choir for seventh and eighth graders. Bo...
CHS students speak out in national magazine
USD 413 public relations
Three Chanute High School students recently shared their thoughts and opinions on involvement and politics in a magazine published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Jessie Pringle, Jack Martin and Storme Jones were interviewed for a story titled All Politics Is Local, by Kathleen Wilson Shryock, for the December issue of the magazine. The following comments are taken from that a...
American Indian Art classes offered
Diane Good, the new development director at the Safari Museum, will be teaching a class on American Indian art in Chanute and Erie.
Good has a Master’s degree in anthropology, and teaches cultural anthropology at Washburn University. Her main experience with American Indian Art has been managing archeological collections for the State of Kansas. She also worked for the Kansas Historical Society.
Good said the cla...
Royster Honor Roll
“A” Honor Roll
Kenton Allen, Jenny Angleton, Anna Bagshaw, McKayla Barnow, Dawn Bartholomew, Griffin Cooper, Cameron Durbin, Ashlynn Fraderick, Abbegale Funk, Dylan Funk, Skyler Gericke, Drake Gilmore, Kelsi Jackett, Jacob Klugh, Kyler Manbeck, Shayla Phillips, Talia Ramsey, Madi Rollins, Jordan Schoenberger, Vincent Tabares, Brady Taylor, Kelli Thompson, Sierra Thompson, Kaley Umbarger, Catia Wright
Mercedes Ansell, Destiny Be...
Cox family adopts horse/pony cross
SEDAN – In an act of giving, Corina and Jenni Cox of Chanute recently adopted Montana, a miniature horse/pony cross, from Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc., located in southeast Kansas.
Montana, who was foaled in April 2011, came to Rainbow Meadows with his dam, Mini-Me, when she was returned to the rescue, and this adorable, spotted, youngster will bring much joy and laughter to his new home.
This is the Cox’s second adopt...
Local toddler tops list for kidney transplant
Three year-old Larry Ellison has been a fighter since the day he was born. The Chanute boy suffers from end-stage renal disease, which is a progressive and permanent shut down of the kidneys. As a result, his quality of life is limited to a wheelchair, a diet of baby formula, soft foods and limited speaking ability.
“There’s not a day that goes by that he’s not happy, though,” said mother D’Eva. “It’s taxing on ...
Humboldt Elementary Honor Roll
Aidan Collins, Cole Criss, Drake Harrington, Ashlyn Herridge, Thane Meadows, Jessica Myers, Samuel Neeley, Madison Riebel, Drew Schoendaller, Jailynn Sinclair, Blake Walker, Camille Wood
Calvin Delich, Emma Johnson, Tymber Kaufman
Kyler Allen, Sydney Barker, Bo Bigelow, Ashlynn Booth, Mayson Cole, Marisha Collins, Caleb Coronado, Courtney Coy, Camrie Farran, Noah Howerter, Maggie Johnson, Teryn Johnson, Morgan M...