City tables downtown ordinance, leads Take Charge Challenge!
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter On Monday night the Chanute City Commission tabled a proposal for a certified local government ordinance in order to continue moving forward in deeming the downtown area a Historic District. Should the area become a Historic District the businesses in that area will be eligible for tax credits and grant dollars. The Commission wanted to make sure the proposed ordinance wouldn’t place additional regulations o...
HIgh school students participate in Panther Preview Day
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Neosho County Community College hosted prospective students Tuesday for what the college called Panther Preview Day. “This kind of day is very important for potential students. The campus visit is probably the number one deciding factor, other than cost,” said Director of Admissions Sarah Cadwallader. “Students and parents want to know how much it is going to cost to go to college, but they also want to visi...
Tri-Valley clients ready, willing to work
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter For several years, it has been the goal of Tri-Valley Developmental Services to enhance the lives of those with disabilities, whether it be by providing them with entertainment during the day, helping them find a place to live on their own, introducing them to new friends, or one of their biggest, most difficult goals, helping them find employment. “There’s been a lot of talk about it’s a liability to hir...
Gas woman, 26, killed in crash
IOLA — A 26-year-old Gas woman died Saturday morning when she lost control on an icy bridge .4 miles south of the Iola city limits and hit a Ford F-350 pick up pulling a two-axel bumper hitch trailer with a 1988 Jeep Cherokee on it. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Pamela Mae Hutton at 7:30 a.m. Saturday was southbound in a 1998 Chevy Tracker when she lost control on the icy bridge and went into the northbound lane and hit Roy Thomas F...
Humboldt journalism wins Regional at WSU
HUMBOLDT — Humboldt High School journalism students placed first at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s 1A/2A Regional Competition. HHS journalism students entered 38 contests in 19 different categories Thursday, Feb. 24 at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association 1A/2A Regional Competition at Wichita State University. Thirty-one of these entries placed at the competition qualifying the students who created them to compete at the State c...
CHS journalism eyes state
The Chanute High School Newspaper and Yearbook classes dominated the competition at the Regional Journalism competition at Pittsburg State University on Thursday, Feb. 24. For Chanute, 30 of their 37 total entries qualified for state.
“Mr. Stoneking and I couldn’t be more pleased,” Newspaper advisor Dustin Fox said. “We had a goal to qualify more entries than we did last year, but to get 30 in is beyond my w...
Spay/neuter programs important for preventing
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Around 60 percent of the animals that go into the Chanute Humane Society go unclaimed by their owners. Some of them are adopted, but many are not. Local animal control and Castaways Animal Shelter and Sanctuary are reminding people of the importance of spaying and neutering their pets in order to prevent pet overpopulation and euthanasia. There are three veterinary offices in the city that will spay and neu...
Meeting about Farmers Market on Thursday There will be a Farmers Market meeting Thursday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. in the back room at Opie’s, Main and Highland. Discussion will include maybe moving the market to Santa Fe Park. The meeting is open to the public. CRC offering youth arts and crafts, mother/son skate The Chanute Recreation Commission is accepting sign-ups for a youth arts and crafts class that will be held Thursday, March 17 f...
Injured Ash Grove worker on the mend
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Ash Grove employee Larry Dietrich is making strides in his recovery from injuries sustained from an accident while at work in November. On Nov. 15 Dietrich fell from a train car while working as a material handler. He suffered severe injuries including breaking his pelvis, right wrist, and both clavicles. The fall also caused a small brain bleed. “He has been released from the neurologist.” said wife Sandy...
Family shares nine decades together
The children of Arthur Edwin and Edna Underhill Turner are the epitome of a close family. The oldest living child of the family who lived at 15th and Edith is Velma Grogan, who is 95.
Amazingly enough, Grogan and her other four living siblings gather for a breakfast each and every month. They generally congregate the first Saturday at Grain Bin, but in February the weather interfered and the get-together was on the s...
Presentation on Wilson County’s Civil War history FREDONIA — Local historian John Bayles will discuss Wilson County’s history during the Civil War at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 28, at the First United Methodist Church, corner of 8th and Madison, Fredonia. Focusing on the refugee Indian concentration camps and the removal of the Osage Indians, Bayles’ discussion will also touch on President Abraham Lincoln and Sen. James Lane of Kansas, who were re...
Big Brother Big Sister makes first family match
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter When Alicia Boan, a 6th grader at Chanute Christian Academy, found out she was going to be matched in the Big Brother Big Sister program she couldn’t wait to find out who her Big Sister would be. However, she soon learned that she would not only have a Big Sister, but a Big Brother and a little sister as well. Boan was part of the first family match made in the Chanute division of Big Brothers Big Sisters. S...
Sen. Moran ‘listens’ to SEK residents
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter ERIE — Senator Jerry Moran, R-Kan.. made the 33rd stop on his Listening Tour in Erie at the Brickaus on Wednesday. Sen. Moran has made it his goal to visit all 105 counties in the state to hear questions and concerns from Kansans to take back to Congress. “This is a very important part of who I am and how I conduct myself and how I vote, what issues I pay attention to,” Moran told the Erie audience. “The t...
Blood drive to have 'Elvis' theme All presenting donors at the American Red Cross bloodmobile today and Friday at Central Park Pavilion will receive a specially designed Elvis themed rocl and roll t-shirt, and will be eligible for "Ultimate Elvis Sweepstakes" prizes. Hours are 1 to 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday. Call 431-2054 to make an appointment. City special meeting to discuss CCB grant The Chanute City Commission will hold ...
Maring Aquatic Center earns design award
Tribune staff The transportation theme that highlights some of the history of Chanute was key in gaining recognition and an award for Chanute’s Maring Aquatic Center. The pool earned the Silver Award for innovative swimming pool designs and construction techniques in the Commercial-City or Municipal facilities category by the Aquatech Society of Pool Building Professionals. The Maring Aquatic center features a lazy river, competitive sized ...
Exhibition about Johnsons’ two
expeditions in Borneo opens in Malaysia
Tribune staff On Tuesday, it was reported from Bernama, the Malaysian National News Agency, about the opening of the Martin and Osa Johnson North Borneo Safari exclusive gallery exhibition at the Muzium Warisan Sandakan. Sandakan is the second-largest city in Sabah, East Malaysia, on the northeastern coast of Borneo. This exhibition about the Johnsons’ two Bornean expeditions was designed by Sabah Museum curator Stella Moo and Jacque Borges...
A.C.C.L., food pantry benefits from concert
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The Chanute Parks Advisory Board, which sponsored the Hot Licks for Warm Hearts benefit concert on Sunday afternoon at the Chanute Memorial Auditorium, said the concert brought in $631 and 260 pounds of canned goods. The concert featuring local musical entertainment raised $363 for the Alliance of Churches for Christian Living utility fund, and the food along with money raised in the pie auction, will go...
Suspect charged in Olathe death
Derek Deon Owens, 29, faced charges in court Tuesday of first-degree murder in the death of 25-year-old Laura K. Coltrane of Humboldt. Owens, who lived in Olathe, was arrested by police as officers discovered Coltrane’s body at an apartment Friday afternoon. Olathe police responded to a call on a medical emergency. Coltrane was declared dead at the scene. Owens, whose address listed on his booking information is in the same block, was arreste...
20-year Cherry Street volunteer leaves home to good causes
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter When Chanute resident Dorothy Hunt passed away in July of last year she left her house to the organizations that helped shape her life — Cherry Street Youth Center, First Baptist Church, and the FireEscape Coffeehouse. “She was a very close friend,” said Barb Prier, director of Cherry Street Youth Center. “We had gone to church with her for 36 years. In ‘95 when we started Cherry Street, all I had to do was ...
Humboldt woman homicide victim in Olathe
Staff and wire reports A 25-year-old Humboldt native was a victim of a homicide over the weekend. Olathe police said 25-year-old Laura K. Coltrane was found dead in an apartment. The Kansas City Star reported that police responded to a report of a medical emergency at 1:06 p.m. Saturday. Police initially classified the case as a "death investigation" but upgraded it Saturday afternoon to a homicide. KSHB Channel 41 reported that a 29-yea...