— Pictures with Santa at Total Image, 9:30 a
Today, Dec. 11 — Pictures with Santa at Total Image, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Sunday, Dec. 12 — 28th annual International Tasting Tea featuring the food and culture of South Africa, 2 to 4 p.m., Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Depot Lobby, Free and open to the public. — VFW Bingo, 6 p.m., 1654 W. Main. Monday, Dec. 13 — Chanute High School choral concert, 7 p.m, CHS Auditorium. — Chanute City Commission, 7 p.m., Memorial Building. Tu...
County Commision business
ERIE — Hugo Spieker acted as chair on Friday for the Board of County Commissioners because Nicholas Galemore was attending by speakerphone. The commissioners: • Heard from George Finical, inspection personnel with Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers, P.A. (CFS), updated the commissioners on Phase II of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) walk through on this project is next Wednesda...
Author, counselor to share enzyme nutrition lesson
Tribune staff The Chanute Art Gallery will be hosting author and healthfood enthusiast, Rachel Ruth Unruh, Independence, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Tioga Hotel, east entrance. Unruh is a public school teacher with a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from the University of Arkansas. She has a certificate in Wellness Counseling and is an active Health Minister. Her children’s book, under the pen name Rachel Ruth, is called McGrew and the ...
NCCC getting new Ottawa campus ready
Neosho County Community College President Brian Inbody told the Board of Trustees Thursday, “Ottawa campus is on time and on budget!
“If you have not been on the live webcam recently, you should take a look. It is spectacular,” he said. “The funds are coming from the production budget for the building, or from grants, such as Carl Perkins or HSRA.”
The board reviewed resolutions in regard to the new Ottawa campus.
In the consent agenda, the ...
— Chanute Senior Citizens, 11:30 a
Today, Dec. 10 — Chanute Senior Citizens, 11:30 a.m., CHS Select Ensemble at noon, Central Park Pavilion. — Dance with Joe Harris, 7 p.m., Central Park Pavilion. Saturday, Dec. 11 — Pictures with Santa at Total Image, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Sunday, Dec. 12 — 28th annual International Tasting Tea featuring the food and culture of South Africa, 2 to 4 p.m., Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, Depot Lobby, Free and open to the public. — VF...
Birthday bash again supports Toys for Tots
Tristyn Stanislaus again used her birthday as a way to assist Toys for Tots, with older children in mind. This year’s theme at Central Park Pavilion was Mardi Gras for Stanislaus’ second annual Toys for Tots birthday party. Tristyn hatched the idea last year and with her parents, Kirby and Debby Stanislaus, who put on Tristyn’s now annual Toys for Tots Birthday party event. This year’s turn out was huge, with approximately 100 youth coming...
St. Paul celebrates season
ST. PAUL — The 4th annual Parade of Lights Christmas Parade was Sunday in St. Paul. In the parade were Santa, Santa’s helper, Stacie Becker, Frosty, John Huber, Krystal, Emily Richenburg and the Snowflakes, Camden Leonard and Samantha Turpen. This was the first year for the Frosty and Krystal/Snowflake Contest. St. Paul grade school kids kindergarten thru 2nd grade sold chances on a $100 bill for the crowns of Frosty and Krystal. St. Paul Co...
4-H Club makes South African dishes for tasting tea
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter An International Tasting Tea, jointly sponsored by the Neosho Valley Busy Bess 4-H Club and the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum, is being held in the depot of the Safari Museum this Sunday from 2-4 p.m. Admission to the museum and the tasting is free. The tasting is featuring the food of South Africa primarily because of a South African family who lived in Chanute last year. Bruce and Ursula Kamanga a...
Theme Thursdays with Andy Albright
Connie Woodard USD 413 When it comes to Andy Albright’s co-educational physical education class, the high school PE teacher is using different themes and music to get his students excited about getting fit. Albright said he wants his class to experience variety and to “have fun working out.” On Theme Thursdays, the students spend 45 seconds rotating through a series of stations set up around the gymnasium. At each station there is a diff...
The spirit of Christmas: Simplicity
The spirit of Christmas is simplicity. We are drawn to the simplicity of the Christmas story. The story of how God and his love sent Jesus. We are drawn to the humbleness of a stable, of shepherds, and a manger. It is a beautiful story of a peasant girl and a miracle birth. The spirit of Christmas draws us back to the most important things… experiencing God’s love, the importance of family, a heart of compassion for the less fortunate, and ...
Weekend backpacks filled by Food Bank for elementary students
Connie Woodard USD 413 A statewide food program is helping fill the stomachs of children whose families don’t qualify for other state assistance, but who don’t always have enough to eat. The Kansas Food Bank provides packaged foods for children to eat on the weekends, when school is not in session. In November, Nurse Assistant Marsha Stipp distributed food to 22 children at Chanute Elementary School. In December, she’ll hand out food to 2...
Royster Council to be represented on national level
Connie Woodard USD 413 A shy but focused seventh grader is going to get the chance to express herself on a national level. Jenny Angleton will fill one of nine student seats on the advisory board for the National Association of Student Councils. Royster Middle School Assistant Principal Lori Kiblinger, who was also chosen to serve on the 22-member board, was told she could also bring a student representative to the meetings. The pair wil...
Elks crown Hoop Shoot winners
Chanute Elks Lodge #806 held the local Elks Hoop Shoot competition on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Royster Middle School Gym. Winners will proceed to the SE District completion on Jan. 22 in Iola. If any of the contestants win at the district in their age group they will then be eligible for the state contest scheduled for Feb. 12 in Wichita. Ages 10-11 boys: Fisher Lund Ages 10-11 girls: Breana Wrabek Ages 12-13 boys: Trey Lind Ages 12-13 ...
10-year-old earns Life Saver Award
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The City of Chanute on Monday night awarded Chance Crawford, Chanute, with the Life Saver Award. Crawford, 10, was at Highland Park on Oct. 26, when a boy he had met a few times told him he was feeling tired. “We were playing, talking to one of his friends on his phone. Then, he sat down, and started shaking,” Crawford said. The boy was Chase Berthot, Chanute. Berthot said he does not remember much ...
SER Jobs for Progress marks 45 years of service
Program helps mature workers re-enter workforce SER Jobs for Progress, a training, and employment services organization, funded in part by grants from the U.S. Department of Labor is commemorating 45 years of providing low-income, older workers job development through the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). SCSEP is a community service and work-based training program for older workers that provides subsidized, part-time, co...
USD 413’s Parsons announces plans for June retirement
At Monday’s meeting of the USD 413 Board of Education, the board voted to accept the retirement/resignation of Steve Parsons as superintendent. The retirement will be effective at the end of the current school year, June 30, 2011. Several board members expressed appreciation for Parsons’ service to the district and community. Kathryn Taylor, assistant superintendent, had previously announced her upcoming retirement. Howard Smith and James ...
County Commission business
Tribune staff ERIE — The Neosho County Commission heard updates on the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project Friday. George Finical, inspection personnel with Cook, Flatt & Strobel Engineers, P.A. (CFS), reported the people doing the seeding are supposed to be here this week. Melissa Dugan, county attorney, discussed a counter-offer that a landowner submitted for the commissioners’ consideration on Phase IV of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk...
Kansas Farm Management Association reports net farm income above average
Carla Nemecek Southwind Extension District Director Net farm income for southeast Kansas producers was the 2nd highest average from the last five years. In its annual summary, the Kansas Farm Management Association (KFMA) reported that the average net farm income for 443 farms in the Southeast area was $119,381. The Southeast area includes the furthest 20 south and east counties in Kansas. Cowley County is located on the western edge of th...
— Chanute Public Library Christmas crafts for all ages on a come-and-go basis, 4 p
Today, Dec. 7 — Chanute Public Library Christmas crafts for all ages on a come-and-go basis, 4 p.m. Each week will feature a different craft suitable for any age. Projects will be ready to take home that day. — NO Diabetes Support Group. — Classes of 1935/50 get-together, 11 a.m., Mo Gedi’s at Quarry Stone. — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. — Lost a loved one? Come to grief sha...
Annual Vital Statistics summary released
Rural counties continue to lose population
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) announces the release of the 2009 Annual Summary of Vital Statistics.
“This report serves as a baseline document that will be used to assess the health of Kansans,” said John W. Mitchell, Acting KDHE Secretary. “Two key highlights of the report show that there is a decrease in both heart disease and the infant mortality rate.”
In 2009, a total of...