— Cut the Clutter and Get Organized, presented by Tara Solomon, 4 p
Today, Jan. 26 — Cut the Clutter and Get Organized, presented by Tara Solomon, 4 p.m., at Chanute Public Library. — Music Maker Senior Dance CANCELLED. Thursday, Jan. 27 — Senior Center birthday dinner and board meeting, noon, 1717 W. Main. Saturday, Jan. 29 — 2011 Bridal and Prom Expo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Central Park Pavilion. Sponsored by Talk of the town and the Chanute Tribune. Free admission. Sunday, Jan. 30 — Benefit breakfast, ...
CUSD 101 chess fares well in Wichita
ERIE — Erie CUSD 101 chess teams competed well Saturday in the Kansas State Grade Level Championships in Wichita, with many students placing in the top 10 at their grade level. CUSD 101 sent their three chess teams, Erie Elementary School, Galesburg Middle School and Erie High School to compete in the championships, in which 241 chess players participated. The annual Kansas State Grade Level Championships have chess players compete against...
Pre-K students participate in Brain Gym
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Students at Lincoln Early Learning Center take part in a daily activity called Brain Gym to help develop a foundation for the functional skills they will use during school. The students do strengthening, balance, eye-hand coordination, and sensory input activities like walking along a balance beam and writing on a chalkboard. “We saw a need for Brain Gym because kids were having a difficulty going back i...
Candidates set for local elections
The field is set for spring elections. Tuesday noon was the deadline for filing in local races.
Here are the races, as provided by the Neosho County Clerk’s office.
Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees: David W. Peter (incumbent), Dennis Peters, Lori Kiblinger
USD 413 Board: Bradley LaRue, Sean D. Bowman, Kellie Thomen (incumbent), Ross T. Hendrickson (incumbent), John Graham
City of Chanute: Kevin V. Berthot, Martha R. McCoy, ...
Donors, volunteers at blood drive appreciated
At last month’s blood drive, Sherri Watson reached the milestone of 10 gallons. Several donors have given more than 20 gallons: Glen Uden 24, Leroy Chard 23, Dr. Richard Good 22 and Earl Ostrander 22. And those listed in the Tribune for having donated 100 units have donated 12 gallons and are well on their way to 13 gallons. “There are a lot of donors who have donated somewhere between 10 and 20 gallons; these are all very important to us a...
Commission eyes wastewater infrastructure improvements
Tribune staff The Chanute City Commission Monday night heard about the need to make long range wastewater infrastructure improvements. Brian Spano, Wilson & Co., Salina, reviewed the Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Study. Although state enforcement of regulations is probably 10 or 12 years off, it’s necessary for cities to determine costs for such improvements, and in the case of Chanute, upgrading 70 miles of old sewer lines that h...
2011 Bridal Fair, Prom Expo on Saturday
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter With prom season just around the corner, and the most popular month for weddings getting closer on the calendar, it is time for Chanute’s 2011 Bridal Fair and Prom Expo. Betsy McReynolds, host and owner of Talk of the Town, is holding high expectations for the event, planned on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Park Pavilion. There is no admission charge. With only five months of ownership unde...
Bowling activity local
fund-raiser for BBBS
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter The Neosho County division of Big Brothers Big Sisters kicks off the Bowl For Kid’s Sake campaign this month. Big Brothers Big Sisters Case Manager for Neosho County Kim Luebbering said that teams of six are currently forming and collecting donations and pledges. If each team member raises $150 it is enough money to sustain a match in the program for a year. The Neosho County division began with a Governo...
Storm Fury spotter
The National Weather Service in Wichita conducts spotter training sessions, which are normally scheduled throughout the Spring months each year. Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information as well as basic severe weather safety are also covered. The Storm Fury On the Plains session is a multi-media presentation, which ...
Tri-Valley recognizes clients, businesses
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Tri-Valley Developmental Services held its annual awards ceremony on Wednesday at the Chanute Central Park Pavillion. Clients from all over southeast Kansas attended the event, and several awards were given to honor the clients and businesses that have made a real difference for Tri-Valley this year. The theme of the ceremony was, “You make a world of difference,” and clients and employees of Tri-Valley...
Chanute kicking off Take Charge! Challenge
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Chanute is currently competing against four other southeast Kansas towns for the title of the most energy efficient in the Take Charge! Challenge. The winner will receive $100,000 to put towards a community lighting or efficiency project. The challenge involves 15 other cities in different regions of the state and there will be one winner in each region. Chanute will be competing against Parsons, Iola, For...
County discusses right-of-way with Post Rock officials
ERIE — The Board of County Commissioners of Neosho County met Friday morning. The commissioners: • Heard from Ray Vanderford, Chanute, regarding confusion over the cost of drilling for fence posts on the Margie Davis property that were moved in Phase IV of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project. It was approved authorizing a check in the amount of $2,750. This amount is to make up the difference between the county’s original offer fo...
Students bus to D.C. for March for Life rally
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Twenty-four students from Chanute and Humboldt headed to Washington D.C. for the March for Life rally this weekend were given a send off Mass and dinner by Bishop Michael Jackels and Father Bernie Gorges on Thursday evening. The students then filed on to a coach bus for their 22-hour journey to Washington D.C. March for Life is an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion on the anniversary of the decision...
NMRMC’s gala benefits Care Car Program
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter More than $20,000 was raised for the Care Car Program last weekend at a gala hosted by the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center Foundation. The Care Car program transports patients who would otherwise not be able to make their appointments to and from the hospital. The gala, which was held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, included a dinner and auction and it marked the hospital’s 60th anniversary. “...
Chili Cone Chronicles author to be in Chanute for signing
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter A book signing for author Michael Winslow of The Chili Cone Chronicles will take place at The Feathered Nest, 1 E. Main, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chili cones, part of the title because of their popularity at Barker’s Dairy Bar during Winslow’s childhood, will be served made with the original Barker’s recipe. The book telling “How I Survived the Sixties in Smalltown America” details Winslow’s coming...
Maher new president of SEK, Inc.
Tribune staff New SEK, Inc. President Jim Maher said the coming year will be meaningful for local business communities. SEK, Inc. consists of a Board of Directors and five Members-at-Large who represent the 13 counties in southeast Kansas to higher levels of government in an attempt to mobilize leadership and resources for the region. “We will not let our lack of a ‘metro’ keep our voices from being heard!” said Maher, in a letter to SE...
— “the chili cone chronicles” book signing with author Mike Winslow, 11 a
Saturday, Jan. 22 — “the chili cone chronicles” book signing with author Mike Winslow, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Feathered Nest, 1 E. Main. Original chili cones to be served. — Chanute Do-Si-Do, Central Park Pavilion, 8 p.m., 101 S. Forest, caller Wade Morrow. Monday, Jan. 24 — Via Christ Wellness On Wheels Van at Iola Walmart. Call (620) 232-0447 for appointment. Walk-ins welcome. — Spaghetti Nite at Grace Church, 209 S. Lincoln, 5 to 7 p...
WEB UPDATE: Comets play at 6:15 tonight due to schedule change
The Chanute-Emporia game at tonight's Ralph Miller Classic will now take place at 6:15 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for 8 p.m. But Shawnee Heights was unable to make it to town due to the weather. Andover Central therefore receives a first round bye and Shawnee Heights will head to the loser's bracket tomorrow. The first two games of today's RMC will go on as planned, with 3 and 4:45 p.m. start times. Again, the Chanute-Emporia ga...
CHS artwork chosen for Wichita exhibit
Senior’s batik will advance to nationals Connie Woodard USD 413 Artwork by several Chanute High School students was chosen for inclusion in the Scholastic Art Awards and exhibited in Wichita. “This is a statewide competition and the largest exhibit that we participate in,” said Rick Bushnell, CHS art teacher. Bushnell submitted 15 pieces that were judged digitally. From those, he received word that four CHS pieces had won awards and s...
— Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a
Today, Jan. 20 — Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. Call 431-9271 by Jan. 17 for reservations. — Gear Grinder’s monthly meeting, 6 p.m., New Chicago Room across the street from Benchwarmers. Any street rod or antique vehicle owners invited. — PEO, Chapter DD meets with Dorie Slane at 7 p.m. Founder’s Day Program. Saturday, Jan. 22 — Chanute Do-Si-Do, Central Park Pavilion, 101 S. Forest, caller Wade M...