American Legion Post 170
The meeting of Borestler – May American Legion Post 170, was held Feb
American Legion Post 170
The meeting of Borestler – May American Legion Post 170, was held Feb.14 at the Post Home. Commander Wendell Allen called the meeting to order and colors placed. Post Chaplain Bob Geiger gave the opening prayer. There were 22 American Legion members in attendance including recent transfer member Stephen Nessmith.
In the absence of Post Adjutant, Richard Kerns, Commander Allen read the minutes of the previous House, Ex...
Book Fair supports reading and school
USD 413 Public Relations
The annual Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization is back in business at Chanute Elementary School. Parents, friends, relatives and those who love to read are invited to buy a book for themselves, a child or even a teacher’s classroom.
The PTO event is not a fundraiser — it is a bookraiser.
“It is a win-win way to help every student and teacher at CES and buy books for yours...
Sounds of the Blues on Saturday
The Rendezvous, 221 E. Main, is hosting a Chanute Blues Festival from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
Tickets are $30 per couple in advance and $20 per person in advance. Tickets at the door are $25 per person.
The following groups and artists are performing:
Millage Gilbert, a Jackson, Miss., native and singer/guitarist. Gilbert moved to Kansas City in 1962 and and is one of its most recognizable Blues musicians. Gilbert’s style is influence...
National Weather Service recognizes Chanute man
The National Weather Service selected Chanute resident Tom Stevenson for the Length of Service Award for more than a decade of collecting essential climate information.
Tom Stevenson received the award after spending a portion of nearly every day collecting the high and low temperatures as well as precipitation readings for the National Network of Observers (NNO). The NNO then passes the information to the National...
Ray and Grace Wools, Kincaid, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary on Feb. 22.
They will be honored at a reception from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24 at Hope Chapel on U.S. 54 Highway, two miles east of Moran.
The Rev. Earl Bell, who married the couple, will be present at the celebration.
They met in Iola and have two children, Glen Wools of Lawrence and Portia Murphy and husband, Rick, of Stark, and six grandsons, Todd, Thomas, Micha...
CHS students selected for prestigious state choirs
Madison Wendt joins elite group of three-peaters
USD 413 public relations
When 250 of the finest high school voices in Kansas blend together for a concert performance in a Wichita auditorium, the resulting sound can be breathtaking.
“I’d never heard so many people in one room make sounds like that,” said Madison Wendt after being selected for the KMEA State Honor Choir her sophomore year. The second time I didn’t think it could...
Charlie Brown takes the stage at FireEscape Friday
Anyone who can relate to Charlie Brown is invited to a local production.
The Chanute Community Theatre production of “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (revised)” starts 7:30 p.m. Friday at the FireEscape Coffee House.
Based on the Peanuts comic strip with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, the musical is the 1999 revival version of the 1967 original, with new songs and character changes. The show is produced ...
Reid named chamber’s Partner in Progress
Former Kansas Secretary of State Ron Thornburgh helped recognize the recipients of the 2012 Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism Public Square and Partner in Progress Awards.
While talking to a crowd of Chanute residents and business owners Monday night at The Venue on Main, Thornburgh spoke of local government and business leaders and how they formed the foundation of all communities.
“All of th...
Resident returns home after years abroad
After years abroad in the country of Georgia, Chanute resident Megan Housh along with her husband, Wade Housh, who recently took a position with Charles R. Sharp LLC, returned to Chanute to settle down.
The Housh’s return to Chanute began after two years working as Christian missionaries in Georgia, a country in eastern Europe, where they taught English and performed a variety of community services for a country t...
Female suspect in custody
The Chanute Police Department announced Monday morning that Michelle Voorhees has been taken into custody as a suspect of aggravated arson and first degree murder.
Investigators continue to pursue new leads in an effort to locate suspect Brian Shields. The public is asked to not make contact with Shields as he is considered to be armed and potentially dangerous. Information should be submiited to the Chanute Police Department at (620) 431...
Murry picks up 800th career win
NCCC baseball coach Steve Murry picked up his 800th career win on Sunday, as part of the opening weekend festivities for the Panthers. The 800th win came in a comeback 7-6 victory over Longview.
“It means I’ve been involved with some really good people,” Murry said. “I’ve had great people to work with, in assistant coaches, administrators, and players. Obviously, I’ve never thrown a pitch or hit a baseball in any ...
KDOT piloting move to primary provider statewide for fuel
A pilot program is in progress to test the possibility of a single statewide fuel provider for the Kansas Department of Transportation.
Two of the six KDOT districts are involved in the program — District 1, which contains 17 counties including Shawnee and the state capitol of Topeka, and District 4, which includes Neosho County, together make up a little less than the eastern third of the state.
Kent Olson, KDOT...
Stop signs, Senate bills and more
ERIE — The Neosho County Commission had an eventful meeting Friday debating a variety of issues from support of a bill that would kill public lobbying to stop sign installation at 130th and Harper Road.
The commissioners first discussed a recent bill circulating through the Kansas State Senate CUSD 101 Superintendent John Wyrick said would essentially kill public lobbying, which comes at the heels of passage of a ...
CHS senior smooches pig for Relay for Life
Chanute High School Senior Layce Backes had a public display of affection for the right reason Friday for the second annual Kiss a Pig for Cancer Research
Backes’ brief kiss on local pig Bella’s snout brought $100 to Relay for Life — a-12 hour march to raise money for the American Cancer Society that takes place June 7 on the Neosho County Community College campus.
“It was well worth it,” said Backes. “I would do ...
Updates from the Kansas Senate:
Sen. Jeff King
The Legislature is two short weeks from the official halfway point of the 2013 session, known as “turnaround.” After turnaround, each chamber may only consider legislation passed by the other chamber. As a result, there has been a noticeable uptick in the pace of business as we near the deadline.
I believe it is an important part of the process to keep my constituents updated. Please do not hesitate to contact m...
NCCC Board of Trustees adds to tuition and fees
At their February regular meeting, the NCCC board of trustees adjusted tuition and fee charges.
They voted to add to the tuition and fees of the College by the following amounts:
• A $4 per credit-hour increase in tuition
• A $1 per credit hour increase to the book rental fee
• A $5 per credit hour increase to the online fee
• A $1 per credit hour increase to the Ottawa off campus building fee
• A $3 per credit hour increase to the Ottawa on...
Rec seeks to acquire control of
A recommendation by the Chanute City Commission indicates a recent push to put control of the City Aquatic Center in the hands of the city recreation commission.
Monday night Rec Commissioner Shannon Uhrmacher asked for feedback from her fellow commissioners regarding the city assisting in the hiring process for a new Recreation Superintendent, who would succeed Mark Schoelmehl after his recent resignation.
Open house celebrates Wilson Medical’s 5-year anniversary
NEODESHAS — In 2008, Wilson County Hospital (WCH) doing business as Wilson Medical Center (WMC) opened the doors of its new replacement facility. On Wednesday, Feb, 20, Wilson Medical Center will celebrate its five-year anniversary. The anniversary celebration will be a Chamber after Hours Open House held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and the public is invited.¬†
Wilson Medical Center has been a leader in healthcare innovation starting 97 years ago whe...
$1,000 reward offered in apprehension of two suspects
A reward of up to $1,000 is being offered for direct information that leads to the apprehension and arrest of suspects Brian Shields and Michelle Voorhees.
Please continue to forward additional information to the Chanute Police Department at (620) 431-5768.
On Wednesday, the pair were formally charged with felony murder and aggravated burglary. County Attorney Linus Thuston announced the charges. He said felony murder is a first degree murde...
Committee tables vote on historic district
The Chanute downtown revitalization committee met to determine its future Tuesday evening.
The special committee of the city commission is charged with exploring and researching options for revitalization in the downtown area. City Commissioner Kevin Berthot, who represents the commission on the board and moderates the meetings, said that a dividing line in the committee is whether to recommend to the city...