Neosho County Community College nationally ranked
Community College Week, a bi-weekly e-newsletter, recently ranked the top 50 fastest growing public two-year colleges from Fall 2010 through Fall 2011 and Neosho County Community College was ranked 14th in the nation.
NCCC was the top Kansas institution showing a 10.3 percent enrollment increase from 2,317 in Fall 2010 to 2,556 in Fall 2011. Barton County in Kansas was 17th. Earning the top ranking with 18 percent increase from 2,490 to 2,983...
Community invited to celebrate Nazarene 100-year anniversary
The Church of the Nazarene, Chanute, is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the church on Sunday, Dec. 2. The community is invited to attend the celebration at 10:30 a.m.
The Christian group “Finding Favour” will be the featured musical guests for the event. Their latest song, “Slip On By” is quickly climbing the charts and can be listened to at www.FindingFavour.com
Chanute City Manager J. D. Lester sated: “The Church of the Nazarene has a ...
Three families open homes to support Castaways
Three holiday decorated homes in Chanute will be open for tours Saturday.
The homes on the second annual Holiday Home Tour to benefit the Castaways Animal Shelter will be open Dec. 1 from 1 to 5 p.m. The cost of tickets is $15, with all profits going to support Castaways.
Castaways Animal Shelter and Sanctuary is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a no-kill facility for animals in need of adopti...
NCCC trustees hold retreat, special meeting
The Neosho County Community College held a special meeting and retreat from 5:30 to about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 27. During the retreat the Board received training on risk management as the administration reviewed the roles of the board and employees before, during, and after different types of crisis. Proposed changes to the facilities master plan and the next few years of the Our Time campus revitalization plan were discussed. Three action...
Ribbon cutting at Track Side Salon
A Chamber ribbon cutting will take place at 1 p
Ribbon cutting at Track Side Salon
A Chamber ribbon cutting will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Track Side Salon, 22 W. Main. In addition, the business will hold an open house from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Kaila Shockley, owner, has purchased and renovated the building on Main Street to house her full-service salon. The public is invited to stop by and tour the salon and participate in the ribbon cutting.
Altoona-Midway district has new w...
Royster vocalists kick off holiday concert series
Royster Middle School vocalists will kick off the holiday concert season in Chanute Public Schools this year.
The concert next Tuesday will feature a variety of traditional and contemporary holiday music sung by the Sixth Grade Choir, Seventh and Eighth Grade Choir, and Vocal Plus Choir, under the direction of Lance Burnett and accompanied by Julia Correll.
The concert begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 4, and will be held this year in the Chanute High Sch...
Food pantry war kicks into its final days
With just two days remaining in the food pantry battle, Chanute-area nursing homes and home health care facilities are battling for bragging rights on who contributes the most towards donated food items.
The contest is sponsored by Angels Care Home Health, and challenged five other facilities to gather food and non-perishable items during the month of November. The collected food will be distributed to Chanute’s food pantries early next month...
Parade of Lights 7 p.m. Thursday
The 21st Parade of Lights in Chanute will start 7 p.m. Thursday from Main and Forest.
Ed Cox will emcee the parade, and his voice will carry farther with the new downtown sound system.
“I think we have several unique floats in the parade,” Main Street Chanute Director Phyllis Neff said.
Santa Claus will also be in the parade. Mayor Jim Chappel is grand marshal.
Downtown stores will be open until 7 p.m., right before the parade starts.
Outdoor store offers line of compound bows
Humans have been hunting with bow and arrows since before recorded history. Long-accepted dates pinpoint their use to Germany around 9,000 BCE. A recent dig in South Africa suggests moving that date back another 50,000 years. Orion, one of the most-visible star constellations, remains a powerful bow-hunting symbol in the collective psyche of humanity.
For all of that time, bow designs remained remarkably similar....
Museum shop hosts Christmas around the world
The Osa’s Ark Museum Shop at the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum will host a Christmas Around the World celebration running through Dec. 30.¬†¬†
“Saturday, Nov. 24, was the kickoff of this event to recognize Small Business Appreciation Saturday and to encourage people to shop locally. We will have many unique ornaments and gifts that can’t be found elsewhere,” said Shirley Rogers-Naff, shop manager.¬†¬†
Specialty gifts are from fifteen c...
One injured in crash Wednesday
An injury accident occurred around 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21 near 2100 S. Santa Fe.
Sharon M. Edwards, 59, of Chanute was southbound on Santa Fe, driving a 1990 Chevrolet Lumina. Cynthia A. Johnson, 51, of Chanute was also southbound and driving a 1997 Ford Taurus. Johnson was carrying one passenger, John P. Johnson, 51, of Chanute. Edwards stopped in the road to turn left into a private driveway. Johnson rear-ended Edwards and pushed ...
Erie PLP class reaches out to students in Russia
ERIE — Erie High School students enrolled in personalized project learning courses are moving from projects at the local, county, state and regional level to the international level.
A recent workshop offered to students by mentor Walter Keener, vice president of human relations at Power Flame in Parsons, resulted in students beginning to network with high school students in Surgut, Russia, last week.
Fire guts house on Thanksgiving
While Cathy Card was at work Thursday afternoon getting ready for Walmart’s Black Friday event, her Chanute house was on fire. The story-and-a-half brick structure, home to Card and four other family members, was estimated as a total loss in a 3 p.m. fire that brought city fire trucks from a scant two blocks away to the home at 101 West 2nd St. No one was home when the fire broke out.
By 6 p.m., the fire was compl...
Hands of Help and Hope seeking shoppers, donations
Christmas Hands of Help and Hope is looking for volunteers and donations to help those most in need in Chanute at Christmas time.
The First Presbyterian Church of Chanute has worked with several other organizations and agencies in Chanute to create a master list of families in need to avoid duplicating services and use resources effectively.
When the Rev. Shelly Holle came to Chanute in 2002, SEK-CAP had a grant t...
County Commission discusses potential impact of tax bill
Neosho County Commissioners met on Wednesday morning, taking advantage of a four-day weekend and handling a light agenda. All three commissioners were in attendance.
The majority of their time was spent discussing a spreadsheet compiled by the Kansas Association of Counties. The spreadsheet showed potential impact to county budgets if a tax bill is introduced and passed in Topeka next session.
There are a long list of “if...
Along The Way...Giving thanks in tough times
I don’t think I would have attended the first thanksgiving. Would you?
After all what did they have to be thankful for?
Half way on the journey to the “new world” the Mayflower encountered a tremendous storm that cracked the main beam of the ship. The crew and colonists repaired the beam at sea and continued their journey on a crippled craft.
Of 102 passengers on the Mayflower only 47 survived that first year. One half of the Mayflower crew a...
Black Friday includes Thursday deals, too
Several stores in Chanute will be having Black Friday sales to kick off the holiday shopping season.
Walmart has moved its annual promotion up a few hours from one beginning in the middle of the night. The store’s Black Friday sale will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday evening.
Sears will be opening at 4 a.m. Friday. Ads can be seen on sears.com and blackfriday.com, or picked up in the store today. A spokesman said Sear...
Is it possible to save Main Street?
On Monday night, Chanute city commissioners heard an interim report from the Downtown Revitalization Committee. This committee was formed in July 2011 to study methods for bringing life back into Chanute’s downtown district. The committee is comprised of 15 members plus two city commissioners (Martha McCoy and Kevin Berthot), the city’s economic director (John Neff) and the city attorney (David Brake).
Tension reigns at city meeting
Commission outlines Lester’s contract
Sometimes even the boss sweats.
So it went Monday night as Chanute Mayor Jim Chappell proposed early in the meeting to hold “an executive session to discuss non-elected personnel.” Chappell requested the session be added at the tail end of the regular business, and commissioners agreed 5-0 to his request.
His parliamentary move, for those versed in the language of meetings, ...
Hostess ends longtime line of treats; Humboldt store closes
Mexican company expected to take over
On Monday, Humboldt’s iconic Hostess/Wonder Bread Bakery Outlet saw a steady flow of customers cleaning out the last of the shelves as a half century tradition comes to a close.
Meanwhile, some news outlets were reporting that Mexican baking giant Gurpo Bimbo (pronounced BEEM-Bo) was in line to take over the U.S. company that made Wonder Bread, Ding Dongs, Twinkies, Ho Hos an...