GOP caucus March 10 in Parsons
PARSONS — Parsons Municipal Auditorium, on the SW corner of U.S. 59 and 17th Street, is the official SEK Regional GOP 2012 Presidential Caucus location for Allen, Cherokee, Labette, Neosho and Wilson counties.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 for registration. Voters will need a Kansas Photo ID to register.
Speakers will begin at 10 a.m. and voting ends at 1 p.m.
Voters may vote leave or stay for the program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters promotes drug awareness
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Neosho County held a drug awareness presentation for both big and little Sunday night at the FireEscape Coffee House.
Kim Luebbering, Big Brothers Big Sisters case manager, said the drug and alcohol prevention and awareness program is part of the organization’s mentoring program
“Since the children we serve are typically considered ‘at risk,’ and with southeast Kansas having such a hig...
Kevin Bockover, of Humboldt, born Feb. 29, 1956, turns 14 this year.
Bockover celebrates his 56th birthday today. He was born on leap day, and chooses to celebrate on Feb. 28 during non-leap years.
“The way I see it, I was born on the last day of February, so that’s how I celebrate it,” he said.
Bockover said being born on Feb. 29 has never caused him any problems.
“I’ve always thought it was kind of special,” he...
Commission split over Rx only ephedrine ordinance
Chanute city commissioners were split at Monday’s regular meeting over a proposed ordinance that would make ephedrine and pseudoephedrine available by prescription only.
A motion to approve the ordinance was made by Mayor Jim Chappell and seconded by commissioner Martha McCoy while commissioners Kevin Berthot, Greg Woodyard and Tim Egner voted against the ordinance. The motion died by a 3-2 margin.
County department receives safety award
At Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners, it was reported the Road & Bridge Department received a certificate of Achievement in Safety awarded to Neely Quarry from the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for 6,362 employee-hours worked in 2010 without a lost workday injury. The county also received the 2011 Kansas Contractors Association (KCA)/Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) ...
Chanute woman faces up to a year in vehicular homicide
A Chanute woman entered a guilty plea to vehicular homicide in a Garnett courtroom on Thursday.
Connie L. McCormick, 47, on May 27, 2010, was driving home from a Kansas City methadone clinic, with her 13-year-old niece Mary Jane Robertston asleep in the back of the 1999 Ford Expedition.
The vehicle was southbound on U.S. 169 two miles north of Colony and left the right side of the roadway, entering the ditch. The vehicle continued southbound ...
Spotlight shines on Chanute
Chanute recently received some recognition in the Kansas Department of Commerce’s Small Town Spotlight and from a Fox affiliate out of Detroit, Mich.
City Manager J.D. Lester was part of a phone interview on Fox 2 Detroit’s morning show during its “Throw the Dart” segment.
“The Fox station called last Thursday to set up an interview, which we did the following day,” Lester said. “The show’s hosts literally thre...
Hard 50 sentence handed down in case with Chanute ties
A man charged with killing his wife with Chanute ties was sentenced Friday by Judge Jerome Hellmer to spend at least the next 50 years in prison, saying he showed “a total lack of remorse and responsibility.”
“You’re saying I don’t have any remorse — that’s the biggest lie,” said Davin R. Sprague,
interrupting Hellmer. “I have tortured myself sick,” the Salina Journal reported.
Sprague, 37, of rural Saline County, who was found guilty of ...
Erie residents meet to discuss grocery’s closing
ERIE — The recent, sudden closing of a grocery store in Erie has forced residents to travel out of town to get most of their food and left them wondering what the city can do to get another grocer to open business.
G&W Foods, 525 W. State St., the only grocery store in town, closed without notice lastTuesday. Neither the building’s owner nor G&W employees were told in advance of the closure.
City Clerk Cindy Lero said on Thursday ...
Reported figures on meth labs incomplete
The story published in Saturday’s Tribune contained incomplete numbers on meth-related incidents in Neosho County for the years 2009 through 2011.
The Kansas Bureau of investigation reports distinguish between three types of meth-related incidents: only the chemicals or only the equipment used to produce meth were found, but not both; a dumpsite where the chemical waste and used equipment has been discarded; and a full lab seiz...
Chanute man injured in early morning accident
An injury accident occurred in Chanute just before 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Timothy James Mishler, 21, Chanute was southbound on S. Evergreen, driving a 1999 Ford Explorer, the Kansas Highway Patrol report said.
The vehicle crossed the northbound lane and struck a curb, then partially rolled and struck a tree. Chris Hayes, 1801 S. Evergreen, heard the crash as he was getting into bed late. The accident occurred j...
Kansas school children asked to help restore ‘Home on the Range’ cabin
Kansas school children are being asked to join the statewide “Coins for the Cabin” effort. Proceeds will help restore and preserve the cabin where the state song, “Home on the Range,” was written 140 years ago.
“It’s not every day we have an opportunity to preserve a significant piece of American history,” said Senator Bob Marshall, R-Fort Scott, who co-sponsored a Senate Resolution for Higley Cabin. “I hope that Kansans across the state will...
25 years ago (1987)
A grand opening is to be held for the new business, Wood ‘N Woodnot, located at 9 E. Main. Ralph and Jackie Scott are the owners. They will sell wooden crafts made by Ralph, and other items on consignment.
50 years ago (1962)
GALESBURG – The sale of Shaw Manufacturing Co. to Bush Hog Mfg. of Selma, Ala., was announced today. The plant will continue to make its line of garden tractors, power mowers and related items. Stanl...
Pitt State lists fall 2012 grads
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg State University has announced its fall 2012 graduates.
Area students receiving degrees:
Altoona —Troy Lawrence Eugene Dannels MS
Chanute — Emily Ann Alonzo MBA, Mark J. Perez MS, Shelli Rae Reed MS
Fredonia — Lindsay Brooke Hershey MBA
Yates Center — Marla K. Sterling MS
Buffalo— David A. Beck BA, Robert D. Eagle BSET
Chanute — Luke J. Bunch BBA, Steven Decoster BST, Douglas Wayne Drybread BBA,...
American Legion state commander lays wreath at Lincoln’s tomb
American Legion state commander Dale Allen, Chanute, and Legion Auxiliary state president Ida Meyres, Bazine, were on hand Sunday, Feb. 12 in Springfield, Ill. to commemorate the birth of President Abraham Lincoln during a wreath laying ceremony at Lincoln’s tomb.
Allen and Meyres represented the Kansas American Legion and Auxiliary at the event.¬†
Allen said 18 other organizations from across the U.S. were o...
Weekend night sky to show crescent moon, planets
Special to the Tribune
Have you noticed the two bright stars in the evening skies? The mild winter weather has been a treat and people are enjoying the evenings outdoors more than they usually do this time of year. People are asking about those two bright stars, and they are neat, but they are not stars, they are planets, and they are going to have a visitor this weekend.
If you wait till the end of twilight, when the sky has becom...
Collecting lifelong hobby for 90-year-old
Virginia Robertson has spent much of her adult life collecting antiques but her collecting hobby began as a child collecting arrowheads on her father’s Finney County farm.
Robertson, who turns 90 on Saturday, was born in Inman, less than 20 miles from Hutchinson. She married the late Fred Robertson who was employed as a traffic clerk for Santa Fe Railroad while Virginia worked 19 years as an accountant at the So...
Cherry Berry slated for March 3 opening
A first-of-its kind yogurt parlor is scheduled to open for business in early March in Chanute.
Cherry Berry Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt will open shop at its Chanute location at 2502 South Santa Fe at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3.
“We offer over 50 premium rotating healthy and fat-free frozen yogurt flavors and over 50 toppings including fresh fruit,” said owner Bryan Thummel. “The beauty behind Cherry Berry is th...
What may I do for you?
My friends and I were recently discussing our “bucket lists.” This ‘ol Kansas girl has never seen the ocean or a mountain. I said I had never been on a roller coaster either but in retrospect, I have been on a roller coaster ride for a long time. As some of you know, my husband just passed away after a lengthy illness. The ups and downs of it all were indeed an ongoing roller coaster ride. Now what I have to say next sounds like a paid announ...
Chanute native named Fittest over 50 in KC’s Ingram’s Magazine
Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.¬† ~ Plato
Mike Green has been on the move for more than 30 years. In fact, sitting still was never on the radar since his junior year at Chanute High School. A standout for the Blue Comets on the gridiron, Green also lettered in wrestling at CHS.
Following his high school ...