NCCC GEAR UP teacher arrested for unlawful sexual acts
The Bourbon County Attorney’s office filed a criminal complaint Monday morning against Abby C. Kramer, 23, former Fort Scott High School dance team sponsor, in the Bourbon County District Court, the Fort Scott Tribune reported.
Kramer was charged with one count of sexual exploitation of a child and three counts of unlawful sexual relations, according to Bourbon County Court documents. All charges are felony charges.
The Fort Scott High Schoo...
— Chanute Elks 806 annual Kids’ Fishing Derby POSTPONED TO JUNE 12
— Buffalo Historical Society Museum open 1 to 4 p
Today, May 15 — Chanute Elks 806 annual Kids’ Fishing Derby POSTPONED TO JUNE 12 — Buffalo Historical Society Museum open 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 16 — Chanute High School graduation, 2 p.m., MOVED TO GYMNASIUM. Tuesday, May 18 — Just Another Tuesday meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. Everyone welcome. — Neosho County Democrats, 7 p.m., Older Americans Building, 505 N. Main, St. Paul. Wednesday, May ...
Third trial ends in death penalty in 25-year-old case
Niece of Chanute resident, two daughters killed in 1985 Tribune staff A family with local ties finally got closure last month. In a trial that lasted almost three weeks, a 14-member military panel sentenced Master Sgt. Timothy B. Hennis to death April 15 in Fayetteville, N.C. After more than 13 hours of deliberations, the panel found Hennis guilty of the May 9, 1985, premeditated murder of Kathryn Eastburn and two of her daughters, Erin ...
Kelsey Tallent Royster Middle School The new swimming pool is ready to go, but as far as the people on the swimming committee have heard, Chanute’s swim team, the Chanute Sharks, will still be held at the Chanute Country Club. By law there is only allowed to be one swim team per town. The swimming team will be operating the same way it has in past years. I started participating on the Chanute Sharks swim team when I was 9 years old, so ...
NCCC’S distinguished alumnus passes the torch
Accompanied by applause, honking horns and a set of proud children shouting, “Way to go, mom,” Neosho County Community College’s Class of 2010 received their diplomas during graduation ceremonies Friday evening at the Memorial Auditorium.
Nearly 390 NCCC students were candidates for degrees.
“Part of what you’re taking from this college, you will pass on to others,” NCCC Distinguished Alumnus Barbara (Beck) B...
County raises landfill fees
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter ERIE — Solid waste and construction and demolition fees have been raised as a result of action taken Friday by the Neohso County Commission. Noting that the county landfill lost $8,000 last year, the commission voted to raise the municipal solid waste fee from three cents per pound to five cents per pound and raise C&D landfill fees from $18 per ton to $23 per ton, effective June 1. County officials said...
‘He still wanted me,’ says baccalureate speaker
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter God has your number. That’s what D.J. Dangerfield, associate pastor of the First Baptist Church, told Chanute High School graduating seniors Wednesday night at the school’s annual baccalureate service sponsored by the Chanute Ministerial Alliance. Pointing to both his own life as a college freshman and the experiences of ancient Israel, Dangerfield said God continues to pursue people even when they disre...
Flood warning issued for county
Tribune Staff A flood warning has been issued for the Neosho River at Chanute and Erie until this evening, the National Weather Service said. The river at Chanute was reported to be at 14.2 feet at 8 a.m. Thursday, but the level was expected to rise to 25.7 feet by Friday morning before falling below flood stage by Friday afternoon. Flood stage is 23 feet. The NWS said that at 25.5 feet, some flooding of low-lying areas can be expected, ...
Wireless phones keep families connected in extreme weather
The United States averages more than 1,300 tornadoes per year, according to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center. Kansas recorded 87 tornadoes in 2009, significantly lower than the record breaking 187 twisters in 2008. U.S. Cellular offers the following safety tips to help residents prepare for severe weather: When the power is out and phone lines are down, have an extra cell phone battery charged and ready. Also, keep a car charger handy. All ...
KDOT officials outline state transportation plan
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter More details are coming out of the $8.2 billion state transportation bill sent to Gov. Mark Parkinson this week, and area county officials heard some of those facts from state officials Thursday morning at the annual Association of County Commissioners and Highway Officials meeting at the Kansas Department of Transportation Chanute regional office. “Without this program, the condition of our roads wi...
Elm Creek fishing holes off-limits
Iola Register IOLA — Allen County commissioners voted Tuesday to make off-limits two fishing holes on Elm Creek that have been used by legions of Iolans for decades. Larry Crawford, who lives half a mile south of the creek along State Street in Bassett, told commissioners off-road traffic at one fishing spot threatened to erode the road’s shoulder and that the contention of many was that things other than fishing went on under the nearby S...
Thriving in Hard Luck University
The best school for higher learning is the School of Hard Knocks. Everyone is enrolled. The lessons are pass-fail and you continue the same lesson until you master it. This is the month of graduations and time to learn from those who have excelled in Hard Knock University. Here are a few lessons: Hurt People Hurt People. Almost all of those who wound others are struggling with their own injuries. Don’t take their comments personally. They...
Erie council makes list of appointments
ERIE — The Erie City Council made several appointments during its Monday evening meeting.
City superintendent Bruce Vogts, City Clerk Cindy Lero, City Treasurer John Phillips, Municipal Court Judge Thomas Mikulka, Police Chief Dean Kane, Fire Chief Jeff Bohrer, City Attorney Daryl Ahlquist and Zoning Administrator Chad Boaz were all reappointed.
The city newspaper will remain the Erie Record, with the city depositories being Home State Bank, ...
$8.2 billion transportation plan sent to governor
Tribune staff Kansas legislators sent Gov. Mark Parkinson a 10-year, $8.2 billion package of highway, bridge and other transportation improvements on Tuesday, seeking to build on investments made in 1989 and a decade later. The House passed the plan 86-38 in one of its final actions of the 2010 session, which ended Tuesday. Since Senators have approved the measure, it goes to Parkinson for his signature. Chanute-area legislators were divi...
‘Iron Man 2’ entertaining joy ride
Robert Downey, Jr.’s Iron Man is back, officially kicking off the summer blockbuster season with a sequel that’s filled with epic high-octane battles, futuristic technology, and lots of explosions. And yet none of those things is what makes “Iron Man 2” tick. The film, like its predecessor, mines much of its power from the charismatic actor Downey, who all but carries this film on his back. “Iron Man 2” isn’t half the film the first “Iron M...
Heavy rains, winds roll through SEK
x Tribune staff A fast-moving storm featuring heavy rains and strong winds rolled through the Chanute area Monday evening, leaving some tree and property damage, particularly in Wilson County. “Overall, we came out in pretty good shape,” Rick Brown, Wilson County emergency management director, said. He said winds estimated as high as 60 to 70 mph knocked down several trees and outbuildings north and east of Fredonia. Rain was estimated a...
Triennial World Conference marks 70th anniversary
I and some fellow travelers had the opportunity to have a unique and rare educational experience recently. Fourteen Family Community Education members, including three spouses, coming from Crawford, Neosho, Labette, Allen, Montgomery, Coffey and Norton counties, traveled to Hot Springs, Ark., to attend the Triennial World Conference of ACWW, April 21-28. So what is ACWW? It is a world-wide organization that is celebrating its 70th anniversar...
Consultants hired to develop eco-devo plan
The Chanute City Commission has signed an $83,000 contract with two consulting firms to develop a long-term economic development plan for Chanute.
The commission unanimously voted Monday night to approve the contract with Peckham Guyton Albers & Viets Inc. of Westwood and Chuck Banks Associates of Topeka.
The proposal calls for PGAV
and Chuck Banks Associates to identify community resources, conduct a retail market analysis, recommend the b...
City purchases area flood disaster tracts
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The city has purchased four tracts of land within the flood disaster area under the Federal Emergency Management Agency buyout program. The Chanute City Commission at its Monday night meeting purchased the tracts for a total cost of $3,988. The property -- part of the Moore Family Trust -- lies at the east entrance to the city and will connect with the planned hike-bike trail in the area. In addition, Jo...
Three cousins part of CHS graduating class
OK, you’re first cousins, and second cousins, and you and your other cousin are all graduating together on Sunday from Chanute High School? That is correct.
Greg Washburn, Ravyn Whitworth and Taryn Kustanborter are all part of the Chanute High School graduating Class of 2010, who will don their cap and gowns for a 2 p.m. ceremony Sunday at Chanute Community Sports Complex. Their birthdays are just barely a month a p...