USD 413 briefs
Chanute Elementary opens doors for Kindergarten Roundup
Parents and their soon-to-be kindergartners will have an opportunity to visit Chanute Elementary School on two different dates this month.
Kindergarten Roundup will be held on April 17 and 26. Parents and their children should arrive at the school by 6 p.m.
Parents will hear about classroom curriculum, necessary immunizations and records they need to have to enroll their child in school ...
Beyond spry: Age an asset for fitness enthusiast
Kansas State Extension
MANHATTAN – Don’t let Marge Neely’s small stature -- just five feet early in the morning and after a good stretch – or age fool you.
At 92, when many of her contemporaries have slowed down, she’s recruiting participants for Walk Kansas, said Sharolyn Jackson, state coordinator for the annual K-State Research and Extension fitness challenge.
The eight-week statewide fitness effort encourages teams of six to compile mile...
Forensics is not CSI: Eighth graders prepare for high school enrollment
USD 413 public relations
It’s spring in Chanute Public Schools. That means the school counselors are gearing up to enroll more than 600 students who will be attending high school this fall. At the same time, the middle school counselors are putting in extra hours to ensure that Royster eighth graders are ready for that move to high school.
“The first year as freshmen is rough. Kids make a lot of mistakes they wouldn’t make if ...
Peer group issues discipline at Royster
USD 413 public relations
Assistant Principal Lori Kiblinger was ready to try something different.
Counselor Bruce Turner came up with a possible plan and now a group of students is prepared to issue consequences when their peers break the rules at Royster Middle School.
Cameron Dietsch, Brooks Hartman, Madi Rollins, Savannah Hastings, Jenny Angleton and Kenton Allen are now sitting on a Peer Review Board at the middle school. T...
Humboldt accident victim in fair condition
Cris Coronado, 20, Humboldt, is listed in fair condition at Freeman Hospital in Joplin, Mo., after a Saturday evening accident. According to friends in Humboldt, Coronado suffered extensive injuries to his legs and suffered broken bones in his face.
Passenger Ryan Cullison, 20, Humboldt, was transported to Coffeyville, then to St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., and has since been discharged, according to hospital representatives.
Rare book presentation part of Borgeson’s Czech trip
A Martin Johnson book waiting for 75 years for someone to take it home has made its way to the Osa and Martin Johnson Safari Museum in Chanute.
Czech filmmaker and photographer Jan Svato≈°, in co-operation with the Safari Museum and U.S. Embassy in Prague, introduced the complete Johnsons’ work in Czech last week. The exhibition called The Origin of Cinematic Africa was formally opened by David Gainer, cultural attach√© of the U.S. Embassy, b...
USD 413 board approves virtual school
At the USD 413 School Board April meeting, the school board approved entering a new virtual school program from Greenbush Southeast Kansas Education Service Center.
The Chanute Virtual Education program, powered by Greenbush’s E2020 curriculum, will be available to students grade 6-12 and residents of the Chanute area who have not graduated from high school.
According to the mockup brochure used to present the pro...
Another ghost tour planned in Chanute
Two ghost hunts will be taking place at opposite ends of Kansas this month — one in a museum, and one in a hotel!¬†
The entire Hotel Josephine in Holton has been rented for a ladies only ghost hunt. The hotel is considered to be one of the most haunted in Kansas, with plenty of documented ghost activity.¬†There will be wine and pizza, ghost stories and some all night ghost hunting!
For the serious, rugged and determined ghost hunter there is ...
Lesson on ‘Trail of the Whispering Giants’
Have you heard of the “Trail of the Whispering Giants?” I know I hadn’t until I paid a visit to the small community of Troy, Kan., located in the northeast corner of Kansas, in Doniphan County. That is the corner county of our state with irregular border lines that are formed by the Missouri River. Troy is on the west side of the Missouri River and St. Joseph, Mo., is east of the river. When I visited this small county-seat town, I saw a tall...
Weekend American Legion district convention in Chanute at Post 170
The Kansas American Legion Third District convention is this weekend in Chanute.
Members from the 26 legion posts in the Third District, which mostly covers southeast Kansas, will be in Chanute over the weekend. The American Legion Auxiliary and the Sons of the American Legion will also be having their conventions.
Post 170 Commander Wendell Allen estimated there will be 75-100 American Legion members and around 200 people total including t...
Chanute name known halfway around world
Editor’s note: Harold Campbell, former Tribune reporter, left Chanute for Russia to get married. His latest venture has taken he and his wife to India. This is a first person account.
For the past four and a half months, my wife, Nadya, and I have been teaching English at two Christian children’s homes in India.
I have to admit, though, that writing about it is difficult.
The problem isn’t the kids — they’re great. Instead, Nadya and I agree ...
KDOR issues tax extension then rescinds on Ash Grove, then reverses decision again
ERIE -- Neosho County commissioners and representatives from the Kansas Department of Revenue held a heated teleconference call during the commission’s regular meeting Friday.
The heart of the discussion focused on KDOR granting tax extensions to all county tax properties but then rescinding the county’s request for only tax valuation notices regarding real property at Ash Grove Cement. However, by day’s end th...
RMS students write haikus inspired by Holocaust novel
Janet Rehmert has been using Jerry Spinelli’s novel “Milkweed” in her language arts class at Royster Middle School for seven years and she anticipates its impact much longer.¬†
Rehmert said her students usually enjoy the book because it allows them to see the Holocaust through the eyes of a young boy named Misha, a gypsy orphan living amongst the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto.
Seventh grader Destiny Beal described Mis...
Retired educator publishes third book
Jean Vaughn, a licensed minister with Chanute’s First Christian Church, has published her third work and will be honored in a reception celebration and book signing on Sunday, April 15 from 11 a.m. to noon at the church’s fellowship hall at 102 N. Grant.
“Mary of Nazareth” tells the story of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, from the annunciation by the angel Gabriel to her last days in Jerusalem.
“The story e...
Driver gets year in jail for vehicular homicide
Connie McCormick, 47, will spend the next year in an Anderson County jail cell for vehicular homicide for driving the car that crashed near Colony and killed her 13-year-old niece 22 months ago, The Iola Register reported.
McCormick was driving home from a Kansas City-area methadone clinic May 27, 2010, with Royster Middle School student Mary Jane Robertson when she lost control of her 1999 Ford Expedition.
The vehicle was southbound on U.S....
Map exhibit opens at Safari Museum
“Around the World in Eighty Maps” will open Sunday, April 1, at the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.¬† The exhibit is a fundraiser presented in conjunction with Lloyd Zimmer, Books and Maps of Topeka.¬†
“This cartographic exhibition will feature the forgotten worlds of Phileas Fogg as well as the safaris of Martin and Osa Johnson in their travels around the world,” said Zimmer, co-curator of the exhibit.¬†
This cartographic exhibit has b...
Erie among nominees for Green Ribbon School awards
Erie High School’s school colors are red and white, but now the Red Devils are known for going green.
Education Commissioner Dr. Diane DeBacker announced on Wednesday the names of the three Kansas schools that will represent Kansas in the inaugural Green Ribbon Schools awards program and Erie High School was on the list. The nominations have been sent to the U.S. Department of Education, where the winners of this prestigious award will be det...
CHS, NCCC host welding competition
Welding students from Chanute, Parsons and Topeka were on hand Wednesday to participate in a welding competition at Chanute High School as part of Neosho County Community College’s certified welder program.
“This is part of the certification process. It’s not just competition. Our students also participate in other competitions around the state in preparation for the state contest,” said NCCC certified welding i...
CHS students share Spain trip experiences
A spring break trip gave local students a chance to brush up on their Spanish-speaking skills as well as a lasting history lesson in a foreign country.
Chanute High School foreign language students visited Spain last week. Seniors Alex Thomen, Kenna Bideau and Allison Cooper shared some of their experiences.¬†
“We went to several cities by bus and went to cathedrals and lots of old places,” Thomen said. ¬†
Holy Week Services Sunday through Wednesday at FB
Holy Week Services, sponsored by the Alliance of Churches for Christian Living, begin 7 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, and will continue at 7 Monday through Wednesday.
Sunday April 1
Presiding--Father Bernard Gorges, St Patrick’s Catholic Church
Sermon--Matthew Hunter, Youth Pastor, Parkview Holiness
Music--First United Methodist Choir
¬†¬†¬†¬† --First Baptist Church ‘Joyous Sounds”
¬†¬†¬†¬†--Deadra Nelson, First Baptist Church