Stars Go Dim set for Gant benefit concert
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Stars Go Dim will take the stage at the Chanute Memorial Auditorium Saturday night to play a benefit concert for Jeremy Gant. Chanute’s own Sky Smeed will open for the Tulsa, Okla.-based pop-rock band. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., and tickets are $10 in advance $15 at the door. “We heard about Jeremy from Zoel Lopez, a DJ at the radio station, and at the time Jeremy was still looking for a heart. But when...
Faith House gets a makeover
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The Chanute homeless shelter at 1531 S. Evergreen has received a number of both interior and exterior improvements, thanks to local volunteers and business owners who donated time and provided materials at reduced cost. “It’s been an amazing blessing to watch all the people come together,” Linda Stange, Faith House executive director, said. “It’s always wonderful to watch God work through His people.” Insi...
Radio stations conduct drive for water purification
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter For those of us in the United States, we can take a sip of water without worrying if it’s safe to drink. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case for millions of people around the world. Chanute radio stations KINZ and KKOY in conjunction with Compassion International are taking part in a “Water of Life” radiothon ending today to supply water purification systems to families in Third World countries without acces...
Local doctor featured in magazine
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Ashley Clinic pediatrician Dr. Greta S. McFarland was recently featured in MD News magazine. McFarland described what her practice means to her, and how she became interested in medicine. “At the Ashley Clinic, we have the opportunity to truly develop lasting relationships with the patients and their families,” said McFarland. “In rural medicine, you tend to rely on your fellow physicians differently. Ther...
Comet Cat Construction House finished
Chanute High School and Neosho County Community College students worked together as part of a class to finish the second energy-efficient Comet Cat Construction House on 11th Street and Henry. “We are absolutely thrilled that right now I have a pocket full of keys to this second project,” said Chanute Public Schools Assistant Superintendent Kathryn Taylor at the open house on Monday. “We’ve created a nice corner here on 11th and Henry with ho...
Local seniors collaborate to publish novel
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A group of four Chanute senior citizens had a dream to write a book, and now it has turned into reality. Their book, “Tina’s Dream,” has been released by Lulu.com, an online printing company, and will be available at the Chanute Art Gallery and an open house at Summit Hills Garden, 2605 160th Road, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4. “This took us several years to do,” said Joanne Hutchison, one of the authors. ...
Several receive pins at latest blood drive
The blood drive held at the Church of the Nazarene was again a good drive. With the units collected, it will help 351 patients. “The goal wasn’t quite made but we did have a total of 139 donors presenting and a total of 117 units collected,” said Mary Lou Cooper, blood drive chairman. “With the illness in Chanute that was a good number.” Those receiving pins for gallons having donated were: LeRoy Chard 23 gallons, Winona Hunt 18, James A...
A SECOND CHANCE — Gant has new appreciation for life
Jason Peake Tribune Sports Editor The greatest gift Jeremy Gant has ever received came from a complete stranger. The offering was a new heart and a second chance at life. A 2009 graduate of Chanute High School, Gant is now home recovering from a heart transplant. As he sat in the living room of the family home in Chanute, Gant reflected on the highs and lows he’s had since late August. In a matter of months, the 19-year-old was admitted...
Main Street Chanute presents annual Stocking Stuffer giveaway
The Big Stocking Stuffer Giveaway will work like a bankroll giveaway. Customers receive one entry ticket for every $10 purchase. There will be a guaranteed winner each week of $250. This promotion will run for four weeks starting on Saturday, Nov. 20, and the last winner will be drawn on Friday, Dec. 17. The first drawing will be on Friday, Nov. 26. Tickets will be picked up from stores between noon and 2 p.m. and the winning ticket will be d...
Erie Elementary part of Chinese teaching program
Kathleen Carney Tribune writer ERIE — Walk into the old brick building at Erie Elementary School at 10 a.m. and the scene is not that of a typical elementary school. Students are gathered in a room speaking Chinese to a teacher on a projected screen. That’s right, Chinese. Kindergarten and first graders are learning Chinese as part of their school curriculum through the Confucius Institute of The University of Kansas. “They are learning ba...
Chanute Police Department
-- A tailgate valued at $300 was reported stolen Oct
Chanute Police Department -- A tailgate valued at $300 was reported stolen Oct. 28 in the 1500 block of South Malcolm. -- A riding lawn mower valued at $600 was reported stolen Oct. 25 in the 100 block of West Cherry. -- A license plate was reported stolen Oct. 29 or 30 in the 400 block of North Central. -- Forgery, burglary and theft less than $1,000 was reported Aug. 26 or 27 in the 500 block of West Main. Two checks were reported forg...
The Neosho County Sheriff’s Office investigated three non-injury accidents early this week
Tribune Staff The Neosho County Sheriff’s Office investigated three non-injury accidents early this week. About 6 p.m. Tuesday, a 2008 Chevrolet sport utility vehicle driven by Tiffany Michelle Ribbeck, 28, 8345 39 Highway, Lot 1, collided with a deer on K-39. Estimated damage was more than $1,000. About 4:50 p.m. Monday, a 2003 Buick driven by Tina M. Jack, 50, 816 W. Main, collided with a deer on U.S. 59 just north of 210th Road. Estima...
Ways to stop clutter forever
Presented by Neosho County Family, Community & Education Council (FCE), in cooperation with Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service. Last week we shared information on A Book Review - “For Packrats Only,” Don Aslett, author - presented by Nancy Kernick, Neosho County Family and Community Education Council president. This week we will be sharing ideas that will continue to help with the de-clutter process, now that you hav...
Neodesha names city administrator
Tribune Staff NEODESHA -- A former city manager of Abilene has accepted the position as new Neodesha city adminstrator. Allen Dinkel, who will assume his position on Jan. 1, replaces City Administrator J.D. Cox, who has accepted the city manager’s position in Alliance, Neb. Dinkel will work with Cox on transition issues during November and December. With more than 20 years of experience in local government, Dinkel began his career as cit...
Football and Footloose make for busy schedule
Kathleen Carney Tribune writer Chanute High senior Eric Bowman had his work cut out for him this semester, being the lead in the school musical, Footloose, and the starting tailback for the football team. Bowman landed the lead role as Ren McCormack in the musical Footloose, and was the leading rusher for the Comets football team this fall. During foot- ball season his day would start at 7 a.m. watching film and would not end until af...
4-H Achievement Banquet hands out awards
The annual Neosho County 4-H Achievement Banquet was held on Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Chanute High School. Approximately 200 4-H members, parents and guests attend the event, sponsored by the banks of Neosho county. Many awards were given to 4-H members for outstanding project work. Special awards were given as follows: 4-H Key Award – Ben Stich Rookie of the Year Award – Lawson Collins and Macy Lindberg 4-H Club Secretary – Elizabeth Tho...
$275,000 grant for rental
Tribune Staff The Southeast Kansas Community Action Program has received a $275,000 grant from the Kansas Housing Resources Corp. to go toward rental assistance, security deposits and utility deposits, the KHRC announced. The SEK-CAP grant is part of $1.3 million in Tenant Based Rental Assistance funds the KHRC received from the federal HOME Investment Partnerships Program. TBRA helps income-eligible households afford rental subsidies, ut...
Big CHS troupe to take stage tonight, Saturday
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune High school students’ hours are filled with classes, homework, sports commitments, texting and friends. So what makes more than 70 teens audition to give up the free time they have four nights a week for six weeks? For some, it’s their love of music and a chance to pretend they’re someone else. Others say it’s an opportunity to start with a script and work with a group of individuals to create somethi...
State turns over part of K-224
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter HUMBOLDT -- The City of Humboldt has picked up some new property. City Administrator Larry Tucker told the Humboldt City Council at its meeting Monday night that the state was no longer maintaining K-224 from Ninth Street to the former railroad tracks east of town and was turning over maintenance to the city. “It’s one of those deals where the state gives us the mandate to do something but doesn’t give u...
Veterans at Royster interviewed
Royster Middle School
Royster Middle School is proud to honor its three veterans: Mr. John Needham, Mrs. Barb Busenbarrick, and Mr. Bruce Turner.
What branch of the military did you serve in?
Army National Guard, Navy
How long did you serve?
Why did you want to serve in the military?
To serve my country and to earn money for college
Where were you stationed?
What do you remember?