Tribune staff Each April the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism and Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum collaborate for the annual Safari Days Festival. A Chamber Business Expo is held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the campus of Neosho County Community College. In addition to the business vendors showcasing their merchandise and services, activities such as a giant slide are included for the kids. In downtown...
School board considers budget reduction proposals
No action was taken Monday evening, but item will likely be on May agenda Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter About $380,000 in proposed budget reductions will be up for consideration at the Chanute USD 413 Board of Education’s regular May meeting. At a work session Monday evening, the school board discussed trimming expenditures by $380,000 in anticipation of likely state funding cuts from the Legislature. “They will not have a significan...
Guard benefits topic of talk at Iola restaurant
Iola Register IOLA — The families of 2,700 Kansas National Guardsmen actively deployed around the world have an assortment of needs, Dave Fehr of Chanute told a group of retired military veterans Saturday morning at The New Greenery Restaurant. Fehr, family assistance coordinator for Kansas Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, spoke primarily about health and life insurance for both active and retired military personnel. Fehr is on...
— Free blood pressure and blood sugar screening, 9 to 10 a
Today, April 21 — Free blood pressure and blood sugar screening, 9 to 10 a.m., Grant Community Center hospitality room, Stark. — Neosho County Agency Resource Team (NCART), noon, NCCC Oak Room. —“Volunteers are Gems” SEK-RSVP banquet, 3 p.m. Central Park Pavilion. Special food and entertainment is being provided as well as gifts donated by Hallmark Inc. — Chanute City Commission/Chanute Recreation Commission work session, 7 p.m. Chanute ...
Three-term incumbent Bill Otto, R-Le Roy, filed last week for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives.
“The last two years in the House have not been much fun with good people out of work and budget problems all over,” Otto said in a press release. “My experience in school finance and children’s issues are very important to the people of Kansas.
“I am a little excited that the next election could bring more people to the Legislat...
State fire marshal encourages use
of wildland fire assessment tools
The Kansas State Fire Marshal, Dan McLaughlin, encourages all fire service personnel to utilize the various wildland fire assessment tools available to the public, and to the fire service. With prescribed burning reaching its peak, it is vitally important for both the fire service and Kansas residents to utilize all the tools available when making decisions about when to burn. Prescribed and controlled burns are a valuable tool for ranchers...
• Personnel adjustments: $240,194
• Move NBA into CHS building: $18,312
• Reduce four van routes with two small buses: $16,000
• Reduce equipment purchase budget for food service by 50 percent: $20,000
• Purchase buses from capital outlay: $54,000
• Reduce building supply budgets at CES: $6,213
• Personnel adjustments: $240,194 • Move NBA into CHS building: $18,312 • Reduce four van routes with two small buses: $16,000 • Reduce equipment purchase budget for food service by 50 percent: $20,000 • Purchase buses from capital outlay: $54,000 • Reduce building supply budgets at CES: $6,213.85 • Delay textbook purchases: $80,000 • Delay technology purchases and purchase essential items from capital outlay instead of general fund a...
Joyfully violent film not for children
You know how the trailers for “Kick-Ass” make it look like a light fun little movie that you could perhaps take your children to see? Well, those trailers are a lie. “Kick-Ass” is one of the best films I’ve seen in a long, long time, but it’s absolutely not for children. “Kick-Ass” is the most joyfully violent film since “Kill Bill.” People are killed in about every gory way conceivable in this film. To simply say that the movie is violent ...
St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event
raises funds for kids battling cancer
A St. Jude Trike-A-Thon event last week at SONshine Preschool taught children riding-toy safety while raising funds for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, one of the world’s premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. “St. Jude is the leader in the fight against catastrophic childhood diseases such as leukemia, brain tumors and sickle cell disease,” said Heidi Morang, coo...
home for children
goal of CASA
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Aimee Daniels, executive director for CASA of the 31st Judicial District, hopes a decline in the number of child in need of care cases reported to the Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services means an actual drop in child abuse in the four-county area. She said the number of child in need of care cases have dropped by about one-third. “We hope (child abuse cases) are not occurring (as often as be...
Congressman honors veterans after donated turkey hunt
Congressman Todd Tiahrt traveled to Chanute on April 9 to attend a banquet hosted by Lil’ Toledo Lodge, LLC, and Helping a Hero, to honor two disabled veterans. Corporal Zach Briseno (USMC, Retired) and SPC Craig Andrade (USA, Retired) had spent the previous two days as guests of Lil’ Toledo Lodge, LLC, for Spring Turkey Hunts. Neither of the two veterans had ever turkey hunted before, and both were excited at the possibility of connecting...
Sunflower Journeys stops off in Stark
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor STARK — A Stark family will make the airwaves of PBS out of Springfield/Topeka this fall as the station will recognize the Murphy family’s work to boost their hometown. TV crews were in Stark to film the segment on Friday afternoon. Portia Murphy, owner of Murphy’s Mercantile and the bed and breakfast in Stark, said she isn’t sure how PBS’ Jim Kelly heard of her family but seemed happy Kelly and his...
$pend It offers splash into spring
The $pend It in Chanute committee encourages local shoppers to Splash into Spring! with the opportunity to receive a $10 investment gift certificate and a one-day family swimming pass to the new Chanute Aquatic Center.
“It’ll be a way to splash into spring,” said Jane Brophy, executive director for the chamber.
The next campaign, she said, likely will be at back to school time this summer. Details will be announced later. If a shopper spends ...
County caps noxious weed program at $5k per year
Tribune Staff ERIE — The county’s Noxious Weed Certification Program has been capped at $5,000 per year. The Neosho County Commission voted Friday to establish the cap after Noxious Weed Director Charlie Morse said the commissioners can adopt a resolution stating they will spend a set amount of money on weed chemicals every year, and when that is gone, they are done. In addition, the commissioners discussed selling the old Noxious Weed b...
CHS students place in Pitt State math contest
On Tuesday, April 13, Pittsburg State University held its 42nd annual math contest. About 1,000 students from 48 schools in the four-state area took part in the contests. Chanute High School won 24 first, second and third place medals with the following students placing overall: 10th grade events • Algebraic Word Problems — Quinton Schooley and Alex Thomen tied for fourth. • Geometry — Madison Wendt placed third. Jack Martin and Tara Guin...
TVDS invites public to ‘Walk a Mile in my Shoes’
Beginning March 27, a statewide walk/run/roll relay began titled “Walk a Mile in My Shoes,” which invites citizens of Kansas to walk, run or roll a route spanning a significant portion of the state. Tri-Valley Developmental Services will join the drive on Wednesday at the Chanute Community Sports Complex. Statewide, volunteers have been recruited to walk, run or roll portions of these routes as well with a goal of reaching a total of 4,330 ...
Chanute resident winner of $500,000 lottery prize
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor In a rare case of circumstance, the Tribune played a role in notifying a Chanute resident he was a winner of a $500,000 cash prize. The subject line in the Tribune’s news email Friday morning read: “Chanute Resident Wins Top Prize in Kansas-Iowa Lottery Game” The first paragraph read, “A 49-year-old Chanute resident won a $500,000 cash prize today in an instant scratch game offered jointly by the Kansas and Iow...
— Singspiration, 6:30 p
Today, April 17 — Singspiration, 6:30 p.m., New Life United Brethren in Life, 500 N. Forest. Sunday, April 18 — St. Patrick Catholic School Blast from the Past school carnival, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Freewill donation spaghetti dinner, fun and games in school gym. Tuesday, April 20 — Just Another Tuesday meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. Everyone welcome. — “Kindergarten Tea” at Chanute Elementary School...
April Sexual Abuse Awareness Month
Tribune Staff The local SANE/SART group is supporting National Sexual Abuse Awareness Month by tying teal ribbons on trees throughout the community. There are 33 ribbons representing the number of victims served during 2009. The Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team (SANE/SART) is a community-based, coordinated response to child and adult victims of sexual assault which provides immediate and follow-up medical, advocac...
Tea party rally faults ‘gangster government’
WASHINGTON (AP) — Tea party protesters marked tax day Thursday with exhortations against “gangster government” and appeals from Republicans seeking their grass-roots clout in November elections, a prospect both tempting and troubling to those in the loose movement. Like elsewhere around the country, tea party activists gathered in Kansas to promote their agenda of less government and lower taxes. A tea party event was scheduled at 3 p.m. a...