Local chiropractor fundraises for Chanute Community Foundation
“Charity Begins at Home” Terence (Roman comic dramatist), 185 BC - 159 BC. This quote, no matter how ancient, has been a way of life by many people throughout the ages. This is the basic principle of the Chanute Community Foundation and it is raising funds to do just that, help the people here at home and help has been received along the way. The Chanute Community Foundation was formed in 2008 to help the citizens of Chanute, followed by...
Community conversation on rec center takes first step
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor About 80 people took the chance of missing the first few minutes of the University of Kansas/Kansas State University basketball game to tell Chanute Recreation Commission what they would like from their local Rec center. Jeanine McKenna, Emporia, gave her time and energy to facilitate the evening’s activities. McKenna is a colleague with Kansas Public Square Communities. She also serves as president...
LifeSmarts team qualifies for state
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune It’s not the same as studying for a math or science test. Yet a group of senior high students has found they’re good at learning facts about personal finance, technology, the environment, safety, consumer rights and responsibilities. For the second year, a team of five Chanute High School students has qualified for the state LifeSmarts competition. Team members Elizabeth Fehr, Zach Pryor, Alexis Ethr...
Singer Knapp on the road again
Music called and Jennifer Knapp answered.
The Grammy nominated, Dove Award winning Chanute native returns from a seven-year hiatus to co-headline a tour with Derek Webb kicking off on Friday at City Winery in New York City. Her new album, Letting Go, will be released on May 11 and she will also join this summer’s revamped Lilith Fair tour, the first one in 10 years.
“I wasn’t having to spend time convincing anyone ...
Calculators at the ready, MathCounts team heads to state
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune Calculators in hand, four Royster Middle School boys worked out calculus problems as the clock ticked. Eighth graders Jared Coltharp and Alec Brill and seventh graders Michael Churning and Danny Benavides are preparing for the state MathCounts competition to be held Saturday at Salina. The Royster MathCounts team qualified for state last Saturday by placing 3rd at the regional meet at Pittsburg. Danny ...
Report says flakes non-hazardous
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Laboratory tests determined that particulate matter reported in north Chanute Friday was non-hazardous, the Kansas Department of Health and Environment said in a statement issued Tuesday. KDHE, Ash Grove Cement Co. and Chanute Fire Department officials responded Friday to reports of what appeared to be flake-like, thin metal parcels in residential areas of north Chanute near Cherry Street. At the time, inv...
Resolution discussed in indecent liberties case
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Parsons attorney Timothy Grillot and Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan are discussing a possible resolution of the case against Chanute resident Harold Harmon, 41. Harmon is accused of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14. Harmon’s alleged victims were 9 and 10 at the time. The alleged incidents occurred between September 2007 and January 2008. A four-day trial in Janu...
The secret life of a pastor
What if your pastor asked you to do his funeral, what would you say? This is the question Rabbi Lewis asked Mitch Albom: “Mitch will you perform my funeral?” Mitch, a non-practicing member of the synagogue, was asked to do his childhood rabbi’s funeral. Mitch decided to do the funeral with the condition they meet once a week. Albom wanted to learn of the rabbi’s heart and faith. Albom’s new book Have a Little Faith describes their convers...
Enrollment more than choosing next year’s classes
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune While many Chanute High School seniors are polishing their scholarship essays, gathering letters of recommendation and making final college visits, the freshman, sophomores and juniors are getting ready to choose what classes they’d like to take next fall. Between now and the end of the school year, students will fill out “wish lists” of classes and meet with CHS counselors in small groups to discuss ...
Day of crafting benefit for Humboldt scholarship
HUMBOLDT — Crafting demonstrations, door prizes and a silent auction will highlight an event to help raise money for the Kathy Young Memorial Scholarship Fund from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at Humboldt High School.
Young, who taught at Humboldt High School for 23 years and was a talented crafter, died unexpectedly last year. Her family established the Kathy Young Memorial Scholarship to help Humboldt High School stud...
Girard business destroyed by fire
GIRARD — The Pittsburg Morning Sun reported a fire Tuesday morning on the west side of the Girard city square has destroyed one building and damaged others. Fire officials and city officials announced at a press conference that they would not comment on any potential injuries until the investigation of the fire is complete. The White Elephant has been destroyed, while at least two others have extensive heat and smoke damage: Heidrick’s Appl...
Schools to generate prioritized list of budget cuts
Community invited to give ideas during March 22 meeting at CES Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Superintendent Steve Parsons said schools could lose more funding this school year as the state faces a $110 million budget shortfall. “When you get this late in the school year that makes it tough, but we will do what we need to do,” he told Chanute’s USD 413 School Board during Monday’s regular monthly meeting. He said the state is e...
Buddy cop movie a groaner
Screenwriter/director Kevin Smith has been cranking out movies filled with infantile potty humor for nearly two decades now. His legions of followers are almost cult-like, and those who hate what he represents are nearly as passionate. Whether you love or hate him, and whether or not you’re offended by much of what his characters say and do, you have to admit that his films are (at least occasionally) funny. Now Kevin Smith has decided to do...
Locals support catastrophic aid funding bill
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Bob Coleman, director of the ANW Coop in Humboldt, said he supports a bill that the Senate Education Committee approved Monday regarding catastrophic aid funding, which pays for aid for students with extremely expensive needs. School districts across the state objected when the Blue Valley, Olathe and Shawnee Mission districts each made claims for millions of dollars in catastrophic aid. In comparis...
Vote to decide Sunday beer sales in Thayer
THAYER — Thayer voters will be deciding next month whether to allow Sunday beer sales within the city limits.
With about 25 residents looking on, the Thayer City Council voted 4-1 at a special meeting Monday night to schedule an election for April 6 to decide the question of Sunday beer sales.
Councilman Tony Vining cast the lone “no” vote.
“I think it’s best to give everybody a chance to vote,” Mayor Stan Wh...
ANW Coop to add no fault switches to buses
Assistant Managing Editor
No Child Left Behind will no longer apply just to federal funding anymore.
ANW Coop will install a special No Child Left Behind switch to insure another child is not left alone on an ANW Coop school bus.
In mid-January, a 4-year-old was inadvertently left alone on a Lincoln Preschool bus for about three hours. According to the child’s father, the boy said he had been forgotten when the other children we...
School District Crisis Plan approved
Tribune Staff Every three years Chanute schools appoints a committee to review and revise its District Crisis Plan. The work is finished and the board of USD 413 approved the changes during Monday night’s regular meeting. Representatives from each school, the Chanute Police Department and the central office served on the committee. They met once per month in November, December and January. The committee included Sherry Bagshaw, Brian Gahag...
Newspapers in Education Week welcomed partnership
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor Since 2001 The Chanute Tribune has been partnering with the Chanute school district for Newspapers In Education Week. This year is no different. Today through Friday, students in kindergarten through fifth grade will receive personal copies of the paper to use in the classroom. Royster Middle School will participate in NIE the week of March 22. Daily during NIE, teachers use the newspapers in their...
Vision Quest team in Chile safe after quake
The Iola Register reported a 21-member Vision Quest team, including seven Iolans, left for Chile just a couple days before Saturday’s massive 8.8 temblor shut airports to nonessential travelers.
The group is on a mission to spread better vision through inexpensive eye wear, a story reported previously in The Tribune. They landed at the airport in Santiago well before the catastrophic earthquake hit, reaching their destination, Castro, about 4...
EHS BPA students place at state leadership conference
The Erie High School Chapter of Business Professionals of America traveled to Wichita Feb. 18-20 to compete with other Kansas schools at the State Leadership Conference. Total student attendance at this conference was 483, including schools from Kansas City, Wichita, Cheney, Haysville, Hutchinson, Maize, Manhattan, Newton, Salina, Columbus, Hays, Lawrence, Smokey Valley, Peabody-Burns, Rock Creek, Wellington, and Winfield. Fifty competitio...