— Class of ‘52 monthly luncheon, 11 a
Today, March 19 — Class of ‘52 monthly luncheon, 11 a.m., at Quarry Stone — AARP tax-aide assistance, 1 to 4 p.m., Chanute Public Library. For information, call 431-0297. — Lenten fish fry fundraiser, 5 to 8 p.m., St. Francis Hall, St. Paul. Dine in or carry out for a freewill donation. All proceeds will benefit St. Paul’s 2010 Christmas parade. Saturday, March 20 — Blarney Breakfast, 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 102 N. Highla...
Erie K-5, Galesburg K-8 crowned state chess champs
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter ERIE -- When it comes to playing championship chess, Wyatt Semrad knows one mistake can be costly. “I think that the hardest thing about chess and playing for the championship was that I knew I couldn’t make any mistakes,” said Semrad, an Erie Elementary School fifth-grader who won state as an individual player for the second time at the Kansas State Chess Championships Saturday at Blue Valley High Northw...
Humboldt to plan for future
HUMBOLDT — Potential future growth areas for the city of Humboldt will be the focus of a Humboldt Planning Commission study session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the City Hall conference room.
“This is just to talk about growth and what we can plan for in the future,” City Administrator Larry Tucker said. “None of this will be in the immediate future.”
Leading the discussion will be John Riggs, city planner and co...
Hawaiian alphabet contains just 12 letters
The study of language can be quite interesting and when one visits Hawaii, it doesn’t take long to realize that their words are somewhat different than the rest of the English language. In fact, it is a unique Hawaiian language. Let’s take a look at how a written language has evolved. We are all familiar with the alphabet. But what is an alphabet? According to the dictionary, it is a series of letters used to write a language. Egyptians us...
Severe weather presentation set
The National Weather Center from Wichita and the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office will hold its annual severe weather presentation, “Fury on the Plains,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Erie High School’s Multi-Purpose Room.
The presentation is open to the public with the goal of providing information on what makes a severe storm happen and what signs to look for prior to the storm’s arrival.
In 2009, Kansas residents saw 103 tornadoes. Th...
The Chanute BPW met 6:30 p
Chanute BPW The Chanute BPW met 6:30 p.m. March 10 at Ronda Lane Apartment Complex. Sharon Carpenter, president, called the meeting to order. The meal was catered by Country Cooks Catering with roast beef, baked potato, salad and hot rolls, with pineapple cake enjoyed by all. The Pledge of Allegiance and the Collect was led by Linda Powers. Roll call was taken and the minutes of the last meeting were read by Nancy Kernick, secretary. The ...
Becoming a Christian results in life change
Peck a little, talk a little, peck a little, talk a little. How many of us have justified our actions (sins) by implementing the pecking order of sin. Now I know when I gossip or say something hurtful, that isn’t anywhere close to someone who cheats or kills or steals. It’s like sins on a point system, where say… gossiping is maybe a 1, while killing would definitely be a 10. Right? Wrong! The fact is; sin is sin is sin. We all do it. Yes,...
Hughes brings havoc at the Hummer
Scott Lee Stewart Special to the Tribune HUMBOLDT — The opening races at Humboldt Speedway for 2010 were highlighted by the first of two appearances this year by the United States Modified Touring Series; the 5th annual “Havoc at The Hummer.” Far and away, though, was the dominant performance of Westville, Okla. driver Jason Hughes. USMTS feature lineups are determined by a series of heat races, in which every car a driver passes rewards ...
— Chanute Christian Women’s Garden Party Brunch, 9:30 a
Today, March 18 — Chanute Christian Women’s Garden Party Brunch, 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s at Quarry Stone. — Psychological Aspects of Elder Abuse Neglect and Exploitation, 10 a.m. to noon, Chanute Memorial Auditorium, 101 S. Lincoln. Free admission. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m., meeting, 5:30, 521 W. 14th, Hampton Apartments community room. Call 431-1196 for information. — Cowboys for Christ fellowship, 6 p.m., Fredonia Livestock Arena, 36...
Tulsa man killed in collision near Stark
A Tulsa, Okla., man was killed and a man from Wilcox, Neb., injured in a head-on collision on Highway 59 near Stark around 6 a.m. Tuesday.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol Online Crash Log, Steven Stuessy, 60, Tulsa, was traveling southbound on Highway 59 in his 2006 Ford van. Wilcox resident Patrick Spangler, 53, was traveling northbound on the highway in a 2007 International semi. Both vehicles were rounding a curve when...
Cherryvale's Bloody Benders featured in screenplay
For Mark Patton, the story of the infamous Bender family has long fascinated him. The Chanute native who now lives in Arizona has written a screenplay for a movie, “The Bloody Benders,” about the family who murdered at least a dozen people in their home near Cherryvale from 1871 to 1873. “The story just creeped me out,” Patton said in a telephone interview about the first time he heard the story of the Benders while he was in Bill Stanley’...
— Knowledge @ Noon program “Focus on You: Balance Work and Your Well Being,” 12:05 p
Today, March 17 — Knowledge @ Noon program “Focus on You: Balance Work and Your Well Being,” 12:05 p.m, Neosho County Community College Union, Room 213. — Blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Grant Community Center hospitality room, Stark. Free service provided by Guest Home Estates, Erie. — Castaway’s Free Cat Neuter Clinic, call Kathy at 431-6716 for details. — Enchilada Day, Buffalo United Methodist Church...
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Recently, the Kansas legislature was able to provide the Judicial System with a supplemental budget of $5 million. The additional monies will mean that, instead of shutting down courthouses statewide and forcing court employees to take five unpaid weeks off by July 1, staff will only lose four days of work. Talk of furloughs for the court system began in late December or early January. According to...
Chanute to go green Saturday
Tribune Staff A Blarney Breakfast, parade, Poker Walk and Pub Crawl and Costume Contest will be some of the events planned for Chanute’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday. The day will begin with the Blarney Breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. at the Masonic Lodge. As part of the breakfast, CHIPS registration will be from 7 to 11 a.m. The Green Parade, featuring a bagpipe and drum band consisting of members of the Isis Shrine of Salin...
City launches ‘We Are Ready’ Google campaign
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Chanute officials Monday kicked off the city’s campaign to become a test community for Google’s plans to install a new super-high-speed broadband network. “We think we are a perfect target for Google to use Chanute, Kan., as a rural model for its network,” City Manager J.D. Lester said during a special Chanute City Commission meeting Monday to launch the city’s bid. With city commissioners holding up sig...
Two charges filed in drug bust last week
Charges were filed Monday afternoon against a Chanute man arrested in a drug bust last Wednesday.
Chanute police worked with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation and the Southeast Kansas Drug Task Force to serve a search warrant Wednesday afternoon at 620 W. Main. According to Chanute Chief of Police Sam Budreau, officers seized evidence of a methamphetamine lab and recovered a 1995 Dodge Avenger belonging to Chanute resident Shaw...
CES Book Fair raises $6,000 plus
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor This year’s book fair was another success, according to co-chairman Staci Cunningham. The annual book fair was held March 1 through 9 in the Chanute Elementary cafeteria. It was open to the public from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Extra business hours were added during parent/teacher conferences and Family Reading Night. Sales were comparable to last year’s totals. The fair raked in $10,433.17 in ...
NCCC taps bond underwriter for
Ottawa campus building project
Neosho County Community College is moving steadily toward building its new Ottawa campus.
During Thursday’s regular meeting, the board heard a report from John Haas, a representative of Ransom Financial Consultants, regarding proposals he received from underwriters on the issuance of bonds to help build the new campus. Haas said five proposals were received and he recommended the selection of Stifel Nicholaus & Company, Inc., as ...
Paradise Liquor changes hands Kenny and Janet Rollow took possession of the former Paradise Liquor, 1110 N. Santa Fe, on Feb. 5 and renamed the business Booze Brothers & Mix Shop Wholesale and Retail Sales. Kenny serves as manager. Booze Brothers employs one full-time person and five part-time. Kenny wants his business to be known as “the area’s go-to store for wholesale and retail imported beers as well as domestics.” “We seek to provide ...
Construction on Phase II of Shaw-
Elk Road project to begin this week
Barricading on 160th (Shaw) Road will begin Monday in preparation for beginning Phase II of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project, Neosho County Engineer William Cook said Friday. Cook told Neosho County commissioners at their regular meeting Friday morning that Venture Corp., general contractors for the project, will barricade 160th Road from U.S. Highway 59 to Marshall Road at the town of Shaw beginning Monday. Signs will also be pl...