Legion attempting to get Veterans Memorial project over the hump
As most people are aware, the American Legion Riders have taken on the construction of the Chanute Area Veterans Memorial, said George Culbertson, commander, Borestler – May American Legion Post 170.
A committee was formed to oversee the design and construction of this project.
The focus was, number one, to build an everlasting memorial to the brave men and women who have served this great country both past and future, protecting the many fr...
Annual 413 Art Exhibit features kindergarten to award-winning
USD 413 public relations
More than 400 works of art from drawings to ceramics, paintings and three-dimensional pieces will be among the work exhibited next week during Chanute Public Schools district-wide art fair. Work from each grade level, from kindergarten through middle school and high school will be on display in the commons area of Chanute High School.
This exhibit will also give the public an opportunity to see the high ...
Pipeline project in its infancy
Stacks of oil pipes near train tracks running along Steuben Avenue mark the initial development of a 600-mile oil pipeline, which cuts through northwest Neosho County.
The $2.8 billion Enbridge-Flanagan Pipeline project seeks to run a 36-inch, crude-oil pipeline from Cushing, Okla. to Flanagan, Ill., and parallel to the already operational Spearhead Pipeline.
Once operational, the Endbridge-Flanagan Pipe would inc...
Support for schools doesn’t have to mean dollars and cents
413 Public Relations
In these challenging economic times, parents and the local community can still support their students’ schools without donating a dime. One of the most successful fundraisers for Chanute Elementary and Royster Middle Schools involves just a little bit of time.
The Parent Teacher Organization at CES collects General Mills box tops for education, Best Choice labels and grocery receipts from G& W Foods. At Roy...
Governor signs drug test law for aid recipients
Staff and wire reports
Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that a new law requiring applicants for a welfare program to submit to drug testing was a step toward ending a scourge on the state and break the cycle of poverty.
The Republican governor signed the bill during Statehouse ceremony, saying that the state had an obligation to help residents break their addictions and improve their lives through treatment and jobs training.
“Drug addiction i...
April Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and Hope Unlimited and Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center are promoting awareness of SANE/SART. (Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team).
Teal ribbons have been wrapped around trees in the community. These ribbons represent victims of sexual assault in Neosho and surrounding counties.
SANE/SART is a community-based, coordinated response to child and adult victims of sexual assa...
Shields apprehended in St. Joseph, Mo.
A tip received by the Chanute Police Department led to a high-speed chase that ended with the arrest of accused murderer Brian Shields in St. Joseph, Mo.
The nearly three-month search for Shields ended Tuesday when he was ejected from the vehicle he crashed in an attempt to avoid stop-sticks placed in the roadway by Missouri Highway Patrol.
Shields remains hospitalized, but local law enforcement has not released in...
DeGeer awarded Alabama beef foundation scholarship
The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Foundation (BCIF) awarded a graduate fellowship and two undergraduate scholarships to three outstanding young people at the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association annual meeting and awards program held in conjunction with the 70th annual Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Birmingham on March 23.
The 2013 Alabama BCIF Graduate Fellowship was awarded to Staci DeGeer, a doctoral student in me...
Commission eyes adding option for gas-line maintenance
The Chanute City Commission will look further into updating an ordinance to prevent city residents from incurring damages due to gas line maintenance.
The push for a resolution to ordinance 14.12.070 began when recently reelected City Commissioner Martha McCoy expressed her concerns about whether a resident should have to pay to fix a broken gas line.
“Right now, private lines on private property are repaired and ...
Candidates for CRC director down to four
The Chanute Recreation Commission (CRC) has narrowed its list of director candidates to four after initially receiving more than 20 resumes and applications.
City Manager J.D. Lester overlooked a one-paragraph statement in his city manager’s report Monday stating that the CRC would begin face-to-face interviews with the four next week. Possibly the information was skipped amid the exciting prospect of an upcoming ...
Lett retires from local
Bob Lett retired for the second time on Thursday, this time from Charles Rick Sharp CPA after 11 years. He previously retired after serving 30 years as an agent for the Internal Revenue Service.
Lett is a Chanute native, who graduated from Chanute High School in 1965. He spent one year at NCCC and received his Bachelor’s of Science in business administration with an emphasis in accounting from Pittsburg State Univ...
NCCC still on hold on state cuts
At their April 13 regular meeting, the Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees again tabled the approval of the negotiated agreement with the faculty.
In his president’s report, Brian Inbody mentioned that it’s still looking like a two to four percent cut to their budget. The agreement was already tabled once at the March meeting. At this point, the state legislature has not passed a budget or a tax plan.
Inbody mentioned there is a...
Coffee has perks, and problems
Dear Reno: I have heard that it is good to drink Coffee. If so, can you explain? Thank you – D. P
All coffee drinkers will agree how wonderful it is to wake up¬† in the mornings to the aroma of coffee brewing, also how great it tastes and that coffee gives a good start to the day ahead.
If you are like most people, you drink coffee for the caffeine content or as a daily habit. But do you ever stop to think what it does for your health?
NCCC, CHS sweep welding competition
NCCC took the top four spots in the college division and Chanute High School the top four places in the high school division as 43 participants from Neosho County Community College, Chanute High School, Washburn Technical, Topeka, Manhattan Area Tech, Coffeyville Community College and Parsons High School competed on March 13 in NCCC’s 5th annual welding contest
NCCC, CHS sweep welding competition
NCCC took the top four spots in the college division and Chanute High School the top four places in the high school division as 43 participants from Neosho County Community College, Chanute High School, Washburn Technical, Topeka, Manhattan Area Tech, Coffeyville Community College and Parsons High School competed on March 13 in NCCC’s 5th annual welding contest.
Overall winner in the college division was C...
Red Pepper’s new location at Southtown
The Red Pepper has moved to a new location on S. Santa Fe.
Their last day of business on Main Street was March 23, and the first day at their new location inside Pump n’ Pete’s at Southtown at 2110 S. Santa Fe was March 30.
Owner Carla Tabares said there were multiple reasons for the move.
“The biggest reason was because I’ve always wanted to come to the south end of town and this was an opportunity that I couldn’t...
Chanute city election set, recount asked in Erie
Recently elected Chanute City Commissioner Tim Erickson remains atop the candidates for a commission seat after Neosho County Commissioners on Thursday canvassed the April 2 city/school general election.
Four provisional ballots did not sway the results of the April 2 election that had Erickson and incumbents Tim Egner and Martha McCoy as the three top vote getters.
Had two provisional ballots voted McCoy instead ...
11-year-olds’ birthday party to support autism group
A couple of Chanute Elementary School 5th graders are foregoing presents at their joint birthday party in support of a good cause.
Lilly Falk turned 11 on Wednesday and Raegan Haight’s 11th birthday was on Thursday. The friends, who have been in the same class since 1st grade, have celebrated class birthdays together for several years.
Raegan is the daughter of John and Karla Haight.
“For years they’ve had parties a...
Is God’s wrath coming to Chanute?
Some Chanute residents may be concerned about the advertisements that have appeared recently in the Chanute Tribune foretelling of the city’s demise due to a biblical tornado.
Although an old wives tale says that it would take the hand of God to place a tornado in Chanute due to the Neosho River acting as a protective barrier around the city, Pastor Joe Wortham of the Congregation of the...
Library Board readies appointments for city vote
The Chanute Library Board took care of some spring bookkeeping Wednesday by making changes to its bylaws and voting to reappoint its two top board members.
The Board unanimously approved reappointing Chairman Benny Robbins and Vice Chairman Bob Geiger as well as changes to tighten up its bylaws by switching its meeting time and eliminating the library building and budget committees.
Robbins recently concluded his ...