CHS vocalists head to state competition
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For more than 50 of the CHS students on the risers Monday night, their vocal performance at the spring concert was one more step towards working toward a I rating at the KSHSAA 4A music contest on Saturday.
Three small ensembles and four soloists earned audition slots at state after receiving I ratings at the regional festival at Pittsburg State University last week. Members of the CHS women’s ensemble...
‘Blooming Bags’ raises nearly a grand for garden project
Heritage Health Care received some welcome funding for its garden development project during the Blooming Bags Auction held April 14.
The auction itself raised about $700 with an additional $250 raised through sales of T-shirts that promoted the event.
Pittsburg State University student Shelly Smith developed the idea of an auction to help Heritage fund the creation of raised-bed flower and garden areas for res...
Altoona-Midway USD 387
Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Brianna Allen, Brendan Bartlett, Vivian Borgelt, Bailey Coffey, Blaine Collins, Karissa Cook, Kaylene Dorsey, Justice Gile, Ava Hufford, Brylea Johnson, Heather Lane, Colton Mayhew, Jacob Meigs, Cate Nembhard, Lane Poeverlein, Summer Raymond, Kailey Sprague, Bella Tarlton, Alexis Walker, Kody Webb
Kenzie Beisly, Gracyn Bracken, Camron Carlson, Gavin Fiene, Charisma Hightower, Dayton Kinzle, Har...
Kansas Food Bank mobile pantry coming to Chanute Friday
The Kansas Food Bank mobile pantry is coming back to Chanute Friday.
The mobile pantry will be at the Chanute Recreation Center at 400 S. Highland, in the parking lot next to the new swimming pool, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 27.
A partnership with Kansas Food Bank, the Chanute Community Foundation and the FireEscape Coffeehouse, the mobile pantry is available to anyone in need of food.
Tribune wins multiple awards at KPA conference
The Chanute Tribune truly is an award-winning newspaper.
The annual Kansas Press Association’s Awards of Excellence were presented Saturday, April 21 at the KPA conference in Overland Park. The Tribune won three first place awards: two for advertising and one for writing.
In the category “Best Hardware Ad,” the Tribune swept the contest, taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, all for Cleaver Farm and Home ads. The ad for Earl’s Lock an...
Main Street Restaurant working to correct health-inspection issues
Following back-to-back visits by the Kansas Department of Agriculture last week, Chanute’s Main Street Restaurant has found itself in the middle of several noncompliance issues relating to licensing and sanitation.
“We are fully aware of these issues and are making every attempt to correct them,” said manager Jamal Hamza. “The state has notified us that they have received our operating fee and we were able to m...
Chard reaches 24 gallons as blood donor
Leroy Chard hit a big milestone at the last Red Cross Blood Drive, reaching 24 gallons. He began donating blood as a teenager 53 years ago and has missed very few drives since that first time. A teenage friend of his met with a terrible accident one evening and was taken to the hospital. LeRoy, along with several other friends were at the hospital but he was unable to donate blood to him because then he didn’t know his blood type. He learned ...
Thayer schools raise funds for Make-A-Wish
Trenton Smedley, an 8th grader at Thayer Schools is no stranger to fundraising. Nearly each year, Smedley discovers a good cause and works hard to raise money for its success.¬†This spring, Trenton and Hannah Chrisman, both Extended Learning Students in Thayer, organized a fundraiser to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.¬† The foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the life experie...
Royster readies for May Circus of the Kids performance
One hundred Royster Middle School Students are practicing to perform in the circus.
Circus of the Kids, a company that teaches circus arts to students around the United States, is at RMS for the fifth time.
Bruce Pfeffer, owner of Circus of the Kids, said they are able to bring a unique, noncompetitive physical education experience to students.
“I think back about when I was in school and you played ball,” he sa...
Ash Grove appraisal only discussed briefly
ERIE -- Neosho County Appraiser David Thornton and county commissioners opened Friday’s regular meeting with the tax assessment report of Ash Grove Cement.
The discussion of the report between Thornton and the commission lasted a little more than six minutes before Thornton requested a five-minute executive session. The closed session was for the purpose of discussing confidential data related to financial affa...
Supplies needed when heading for shelter
I recently shared with you the putting in of our storm shelter. Last weekend we thought we might have to use it so we tried to get it stocked with the supplies we thought we would need in case we had to spend some time in it.
According to what people had told me, I made sure we had a supply of water and a flashlight and of course chairs to sit on.¬†Since there were other family members with us over the weekend, including grandchildren, I deci...
City of Chanute to launch new website
http://www.chanute.org will see an update in late May, with a new look and new features.
City Finance Director Rebecca Wood said the city staff finished training on Thursday, but it will take time to load content onto pages.
Wood said the new website will be more interactive. The new website will link with Chanute’s Facebook page and allow the city to push updates from the website to Facebook.
The new site will also hav...
Main Street reports facelift improvements
Main Street Chanute, Inc. documented many improvements in the Main Street District over the last year.
A total of $20,625 was invested in Facade Improvements. $10,405 of that money was funded by an FHLBank, Topeka Joint Opportunities For Building Success grant that was awarded to Main Street Chanute, Inc. Some improvements were made by the building owners without using any money from this grant.
The following buildings, listed with the busi...
Merle Norman and Hair by Chelsi share location
A Chanute mother and daughter are now working as a team from the same storefront on Main Street.
Linda Springer, owner and operator of Merle Norman Cosmetics Studio, is being joined by her daughter, Chelsi Springer, the owner of Hair by Chelsi. Chelsi, who has six years of hairdressing experience, moved her salon to the Merle Norman Studio on April 9. Hair by Chelsi was previously located at Inertia Health and Fit...
District-wide art fair opens Monday at CHS
Award-winning work to be included in exhibit
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A Chanute High School senior took Best of Show and several others brought home awards from the Labette Community College Art Competition on April 5.
These award-winning pieces will among those on exhibit at the annual Chanute-USD 413 Art Exhibit that opens Monday in the high school commons area.
The art fair will be open to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday ...
CHS up to History Bowl challenge, to compete in national event in D.C.
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Some Chanute High School students and a teacher are exulting from their decision to take a risk and try something new.
Six students and social studies teacher Mike Bruner will represent CHS when they travel to Washington, D.C. to compete in the National History Bowl and Bee.
The students, along with teams from Iola, Louisburg and Gardner-Edgerton qualified for nationals by competing in a regional history...
Shooting Skills for Women event June 2
Spring time is here, and most men think of spring turkey season, crappie fishing and finding a large sack of mushrooms. Guns start coming out of the gun cabinet for cleaning and pattering. Rods and reel come out for new line and the newest and best crappie lures. The mushrooms are put in the sink to be cleaned and cooked. The women are usually left to clean the mushrooms and the mess made from cleaning the guns and picking up the old line and...
Humboldt officially opens new senior housing
Last week, officials from Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC), the City of Humboldt and Excel Development Group celebrated the grand opening of Humboldt Senior Housing in Humboldt. The newly constructed, two-bedroom, maintenance-free duplexes offer affordable rents to income-eligible individuals ages 55 and over.
At the ribbon cutting, Mayor Nobby Davis thanked both the public and private partners who turned the city’s dream of new ho...
Revamping at Taco John’s continues, breakfast to be added to new menu
Repair and remodeling work continue at Taco John’s on South Santa Fe following a December fire that forced the longtime Chanute restaurant to temporarily close its doors.¬†
Owners Jerry and Brenda Frese say they anticipate reopening Taco John’s in approximately six weeks to two months.
“We’re giving this place a complete facelift,” Jerry said. “We’re completely refurbishing our kitchen with new equipment, we’re ...
Accident injures ANW bus driver
A two-vehicle accident occurred at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the corner of Western and Ash. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol report, a 2008 Kia driven by Adam Wakefield, 21, Rochester, Pa., was southbound on Western when he collided with the eastbound ANW Coop school bus driven by Sheila R. Mann, 57, Humboldt. All involved parties were taken by ambulance to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, including the two passengers in the Kia: Cole Ca...