Chanute native writes diary about raising goats
Stu Butcher Tribune editor Farm & Ranch Living magazine features farm family diaries. In the April/May edition Greg Christiansen penned an article about his family tackling kidding season on their farm at Parker in eastern Kansas. Along with raising meat goats and a herd of beef cattle, the family grows corn, milo, soybeans and wheat. Christiansen, a 1977 graduate of Chanute High School and the son of Beth Christiansen, Chanute, wrot...
Chapter in nation’s history
makes a stop in Parsons
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun PARSONS — Steam poured from the stack and underside of the No. 844 steam locomotive as valves released pressure from cylinders. With an increasing rhythmic, chugging, it headed south from Parsons’ Union Pacific Railroad yards on its way to Harlingen, Texas, Thursday morning to complete the Valley Eagle Tour. Built as a high-speed passenger engine in 1944, No. 844 was finally placed in freight service in Nebra...
Shaver seeks second Board of Education term
Jana Shaver, retired Independence teacher and district curriculum director, Thursday announced her candidacy for a second term on the Kansas State Board of Education. Shaver represents District 9, which covers 14 counties and six partial counties in Southeast Kansas. She is a Republican. “I have decided to seek a second term on the Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE) because my lifelong personal commitment to quality education for Kans...
— 4-H and Fair Benefit Sale and Swap at the Fredonia fairgrounds
Today, April 10 — 4-H and Fair Benefit Sale and Swap at the Fredonia fairgrounds. Swap starts at 7 a.m. and auction is at 11. — Bowl For Kids’ Sake, at Country Lanes and Pro Shop, Iola. — Antique Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., VFW, 1654 W. Main. Relics, glassware, bottles, jars, coins, clocks advertising items, antiques, postcards and collectibles. Sponsored by SEK Bottle and Relic Club. Free admission. — E-Waste Recycling Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....
Commission to consider Jesse Jackson memorial
Proposed location at southeast corner of Main and Evergreen Tribune Staff A plaque to honor former Chanute City Commissioner and Mayor Jesse Jackson will be one of the topics for discussion at the next Chanute City Commission meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Jackson, the first African American to serve as Chanute city commissioner and mayor, is to be honored with a public memorial to be placed at the southeast corner of Main and Evergreen. ...
Iola opts for five-member commission
Iola Register IOLA — In an advisory election Tuesday that city commissioners vowed to follow in shaping the city’s next governing body, Iola voters endorsed a five-member city commission. Out of 650 ballots cast, 291 — or 45 percent — voted for the five-member commission, four commissioners and a mayor. The other two options, seven- and nine-member commissions, each received 179 votes, or 28 percent apiece. One ballot was rejected becau...
Unaffiliated voters rising slowly
James Carlson The Topeka Capital-Journal TOPEKA (AP) — With seven months before the general election, the percentage of unaffiliated voters in Kansas is rising, continuing a slow 10-year trend. A review of voter registration numbers at the Kansas Secretary of State’s Office shows independents are currently 28 percent of the electorate. That is up from 26 percent in 2000. The increase comes with a corresponding dip in the percentage of vo...
Antique Show & Sale
Saturday at V.F.W.
The V.F.W. building in Chanute on Saturday will turn back the hands of time when it opens its doors at 8 a.m. at 1654 W. Main.
The 36th annual Antique Show & Sale, sponsored by S.E. Kansas Bottle and Relic Club, will offer jewelry, relics, glassware, bottles, jars, coins, clocks, advertising items, antiques, postcards and collectibles through 4 p.m.
“The excitement is building,” said Cindy Robertson, club president. “People can ...
‘Clash of the Titans’ remake still cheesy
I know I’m dating myself here, but I was eight years old when the original “Clash of the Titans” was released. Because of this, that movie holds a special place in my heart. Looking at that film today, we would all agree that it’s extremely cheesy with its poorly-aged Ray Harryhausen special effects and laughably bad lead actor Harry Hamlin. Now the folks at Warner Bros. have decided to remake “Clash of the Titans” as a serious, non-cheesy f...
February jobless rate dips slightly
The unemployment rate throughout the state and in Neosho County dropped in February, but the rates are still higher than in February of last year. In Neosho County, the jobless rate fell to 8.9 percent, down from 9 percent in January. It was 8.5 percent in February 2009. According to a statement from the Kansas Department of Labor, the state jobless rate was estimated at 6.8 percent, down from 7.2 percent in January and up from 6.2 percent...
The ‘Painted Church’ in Hawaii historic highlight
When traveling, we often come upon unexpected experiences and events. This happened to us when in Hawaii earlier this year. We always try to attend church services when we travel and this trip would be no exception. Not knowing where or when church services were we ask the tour guide at our condo. He wanted to know if we had heard of “The Painted Church.” No, we hadn’t. He made a quick phone call, said they would have mass at 5:30 on Satur...
Thayer voters turn down Sunday beer sales
Tribune Staff Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter THAYER -- By a 10-vote margin, Thayer voters Tuesday turned down a ballot question seeking to allow Sunday beer sales within the city limits. According to unofficial returns from the Neosho County Clerk’s Office, 97 voted against Sunday beer sales, while 87 voted for the measure. The returns are unofficial until the Neosho County Commission canvasses the vote at the commission’s regular meet...
90-year-old promotes healthy living with Walk Kansas
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Marge Neely is 90 — but that hasn’t slowed the rural Chanute resident down. These days she’s busy heading two, six-member Walk Kansas teams. “Walk Kansas promotes both healthy eating and exercise,” Neely said. “There are two things you can control in life, what you put in your mouth and what you do with your body.” Walk Kansas is a team-based program, scheduled from March 7-May 1 that promotes being more acti...
Inflation – The good and the bad
Chad A. Boaz, CRPC¬Æ
Typically when we hear the word “inflation,” a chill runs down our spines. As investors, we know that inflation eats away at returns and diminishes our purchasing power. But a modest, expected rise in the costs of goods and services isn’t all bad. When inflation begins to rise, it can be a sign that the economy is improving.
Right now, we are in a very low inflationary environment. Labor Department figur...
Let your forgiveness light shine
A millionaire collected live alligators. He kept them in the pool in back of his mansion. The millionaire also had a beautiful daughter who was single. He decides to throw a party, and during the party he announces, “My dear guests, I have a proposition to every man here: I will give one million dollars or my daughter to the man who can swim across this pool full of alligators. Suddenly there was a loud splash The crowd cheered him on as ...
Chanute resident reappointed to KCDD
Several southeast Kansas names are among the appointments and reappointments of Governor Mark Parkinson.
The governor reappointed Kathleen Brennon, Erie and Leon Ostrander, Great Bend, to the Kansas Council on Developmental Disabilities.
“Ms. Brennon provides the perspective of service provision to the Council,” said Jane Rhys, executive director, KCDD. “She is a valuable resource in assisting the Council in their mandate to review the Kansa...
Spring into fashion with Neosho County 4-H
Are you excited for Spring and the new wardrobe it provides? Interested in the newest trends for this season but have a hard time completing the look? Join in for the Spring Into Fashion style show on Sunday, April 11, beginning at 2 p.m. in the ballroom of the Tioga Building, 12 E. Main, Chanute.
Neosho County 4-Hers, young men and women, are partnering in this event with Maurices, Young America, JCPenney, Skincare Educator & Personal Image...
Yates Center woman dies in one-vehicle crash
Yates Center resident Krista Carie Grogg, 35, died Monday morning in a one-vehicle crash on a rural Yates Center road.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol online crash logs, Grogg was traveling eastbound on a gravel road nine miles north of Yates Center in her 1997 Pontiac Grand Am around 10:30 a.m. The report said she was driving too fast for road conditions, lost control and struck a culvert. Her vehicle overturned on the p...
City approves contract for pool management
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter By a split 3-2 vote, the Chanute City Commission approved a contract with Midwest Pool Management Monday night to operate the city’s new aquatic center for the 2010 season. The contract whittles down aquatic center operations costs for the year from an originally proposed maximum cost of $216,208 to a maximum of $147,485. “I think it’s a good deal,” Commissioner Jim Chappell said during Monday night’s sp...
FCE member recognized for 75 years of service
Pauline Burke, Neosho County Family and Community Education (FCE) member, has met a milestone that not many do. She was recognized for 75 years in the FCE program on March 31 at the Neosho County FCE Spring Tea.
Burke joined FCE in 1935, and for the last 75 years, has not just belonged to the organization, but has been extremely active. She served her local unit in numerous offices. She also was in leadership roles at the county level, servin...