Students take serious mock accident involving texting
USD 413 public relations
By the end of the day, the “mock accident” and video from the hospital emergency room and district courtroom had stunned and sobered the crowd of Chanute High School students and reduced many to tears.
Everywhere she looked in the high school auditorium, students were crying, said Belle Cockrell, one of three FCCLA students who organized the Grim Reaper event at the high school.
“I think they were very ...
Afterschool program targets reading skills
USD 413 public relations
Sometimes, it just takes a little more time to get children where they need to be.
At Chanute Elementary School, some teachers are providing that extra time by staying after school to work on reading skills with small groups of children.
Instead of getting on the bus or going home at 3:30 p.m., 22 third, fourth and fifth graders meet in the school gymnasium for a snack and some exercise. Re-energized, t...
McMahan enjoys volunteer Soupline salesmanship job
Larry McMahan has been selling advertisements for Operation Soupline placemats for about three years, but this is the first year he’s been the only one doing it.
“It takes a lot out of you when you’re the only one,” he said.
Operation Soupline and the Kiwanis pancake breakfast sell $20 business card sized ads on placemats to businesses or organizations that want to advertise, with about 24 ads per placemat. The pl...
Building leadership at Royster Middle School
USD 413 public relations
A group of middle school students are brainstorming, writing, planning and decorating hallway walls in an effort to improve the climate inside Royster Middle School. Through this process, they are also learning to become leaders and connect with similarly motivated students.
The Royster students, along with representatives from Frontenac and Girard middle schools, are involved in a training program calle...
Special charitable giving opportunity this month
Neosho Memorial Hospital Foundation
It’s official — the President has signed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 into law. The new law gives taxpayers some certainty for at least another year, and in some cases, permanently. While most press reports focus on the increased tax burden of the bill there are a couple of items that actually are favorable to certain taxpayers.
Here are some highlights of the taxpayer friendly chan...
Bideau readies for return to Topeka
Hopefully it will be like riding a bike, because after 25 years Ed Bideau is returning to the Statehouse.
State Representative Elect for new House District 9, which includes parts of Allen and Neosho counties and the cities of Iola, Humboldt, Chanute and Thayer, Bideau is getting ready to go back to the Kansas House of Representatives where he served 1984-1988. The Legislature convenes on Monday in Topeka and the Go...
Phillips 66 to begin soil remediation project
Clean-up will soon begin at the site of an old refinery in Chanute.
Phillips 66 and the City of Chanute held an informational meeting Wednesday morning about a soil remediation project that is slated to begin next week on the land of the Chanute Public Works Facility, 1002 E. 14th Street, and adjacent property.
The ground is the site of a refinery that began operations in 1906 and was shut down in the late 1920s....
Erie mother, son injured in wreck
An Erie woman and an infant were injured in a vehicle-semi-tractor trailer collision south of Erie late Tuesday morning.
The accident happened at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the K-47 and U.S. 59 west junction, which is three miles south of Erie.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, a semi-tractor trailer driven by Brian D. Bielli, 39, Hulbert, Okla., was northbound on U.S. 59 and slowed to turn onto K-47.
A Jeep Liberty driven by Kara J. O’Neal,...
Foundation recognizes 7 grant recipients
At the January regular meeting Monday, the USD 413 School Board recognized recipients of USD 413 Foundation grants.
The USD 413 Foundation gives grants of $250 to teachers who want to do so specific things for their classrooms not covered by their budgets.
The foundation received seven grant applications in 2012, and accepted all of them.
Lucia Ellis, Chanute High School teacher, received a grant to help pay for s...
Salina man dies after Wilson Co. crash
A fatality crash occurred around 9:22 p.m. Sunday near U.S. 400 and 1400 Road in Wilson County.¬†
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Zachary Eytcheson, 32, of Salina was westbound on U.S. 400 driving a 1998 Infinity G6. Stanley W. Ditges, 56. of Offerle was eastbound, driving a Kenworth Semi. Eytcheson crossed the center line and sideswiped the semi. He was taken to Fredonia Regional Hospital, where he died around 11:50 p.m. Eytcheson was not...
Humboldt honor roll
Humboldt Elementary Charter School
2012-2013 2nd 9 weeks
Peyten Galloway, Nautianna Goforth, Laken Hunter
Ashtyn Ansley, Jarek Baughn, Jaron Bonczkowski, Robert Cook, Hope Everett-Snyder, Madelynn Hodgden, Colton Johnson, Paige Marvin, Kirstyn Murrow, Brayden Oliver, Gavin Page, Abby Rinehart, Madison Sinclair, Colton Slocum, Madlyn White, Drew Wilhite, Cooper Woods
Samuel Neeley, Madison Riebel, Drew Schoend...
Caregivers – what you may not know!
The Southeast Kansas Senior Safety and Wellness Coalition will be sponsoring a conference to be held Jan. 16, 23, and 30 in Coffeyville, Chanute, and Parsons. The conference focuses on the aging population and what caregivers should be aware of and how to protect the abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the aging person(s) and their resources.
“If it sounds too good to be true – it is.- Financial Concerns” will be presented by Tony Celeste – ...
Chanute High School
Chanute High School - Fall Semester
Jenny Angleton, Anna Bagshaw, Kaylee Chandler, Griffin Cooper, Cameron Durbin, Abbegale Funk Dylan Funk, Drake Gilmore, Kelsi Jackett, Jacob Klugh, Talia Ramsey, Madison Rollins, Vincent Tabares, Brady Taylor, Kelli Thompson, Sierra Thompson, Kaley Umbarger, Rebecca Wendt
Easton Aguilar, Kenton Allen, Drew Babcock, McKayla Barnow, Dawn Bartholomew, Shaylyn Bass, Brianna Bell, Valerie Blum...
Preconstruction meeting set for third phase of Shaw Road project
ERIE — County commissioners on Friday heard concerns about the wellness program and planned a preconstruction meeting for the third phase of the Shaw Road project.
Commissioners Hugo Spieker and Mike Schoenhofer were present. Chairman Nicholas Galemore was absent, and Schoenhofer was appointed acting chairman for the meeting.
Road & Bridge Director Charles Morse presented the commissioners documents for Phase III ...
Preparations ongoing for Operation Soupline
After 30 years, the recipe is pretty much the same to put on Operation Soupline.
The committee met Thursday night in preparation for the 2013 event on Thursday, Feb. 7.
The Soupline will serve soup, pie and drink for $6 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. that day at the Masonic Hall, 102 N. Highland.
Funds are donated to the Alliance of Churches for Christian Living Emergency Fund and ACCL Utility Fund. Last year $18,000 was donated for helping residents ...
CES families read one book together this month
Chanute Elementary School kicked off its first One School, One Book program Thursday.
One School, One Book is a program where every family in an elementary school receives a copy of a chapter book to read over the course of one month, with activities at school to enrich the experience for the students.
“The objective of this is for you to read with your family,” CES teacher Sandy Roecker said to the students ...
USD 413 information system available for emergency and alerts
If not already signed up, parents can receive emergency notifications about their USD 413 students through the PowerSchool Student Information System.
“If it is something that is serious or an emergency we have a way of contacting our parents through our student information system,” District Superintendent James Hardy said.
Pat Summervill, USD 413 database administrator, said the school district has been using PowerSchool for about 11 years...
District on alert after concerning Facebook comments
USD 413 and the Chanute Police Department are proceeding cautiously after concerning comments were allegedly made on Facebook by a former student.
A USD 413 staff member discovered the comments on the page of a student who graduated several years ago. Those comments caused the staff member to be concerned and administration was contacted.
“Most of the comments were not a threat, not made towards schools or any sc...
New publisher for Southeast Kansas Living magazine
Kimber Wallace of Neodesha, the new publisher and editor of Southeast Kansas Living magazine, is planning to increase the online presence of the publication.
Wallace bought the publication from Jackie Witherspoon in November of 2012.
Southeast Kansas Living aims to celebrate the people, places and spirit of southeast Kansas with articles and photos that highlight area events, history, culture, industries, busines...
Man, 28, with Chanute ties, shot and killed in DC
A 28-year-old man with Chanute ties was shot and killed in the Capitol Hill area in Washington DC area in the early morning of Dec 24. The victim was Jason Anthony Emma, 28, of Northeast, Washington, DC.
He is the son of Dee (Tharp) Emma, a 1969 graduate of Chanute High School, and Dr. Robert J. Emma, Arlington, Va.
A Washington, DC TV station reported police received the call of a shooting at 13th and C Street around 2 a.m. Police found Emm...