Breastfeeding week: What to expect when pumping
Stephanie Henry, IBCLC
Neosho County Health Department
The very thought of pumping breast milk can cause concern for the new mother. Questions like what kind of pump, when, where, and how much to pump are primary concerns, followed by concerns about the milk looking funny, storage issues and how much expressed breast milk is needed per bottle. The answers to these concerns will vary for both individual mothers and babies depending on their in...
Chanute resident in 1920s led interesting life
‘Hippie’ wrote the song ‘Nature Boy’
Some would call his life strange.
Others might see it as intriguing.
Either way, th e life of the man who became eden ahbez (all lowercase) was definitely an interesting and mysterious one.
And it’s one that had roots in Chanute.
He became famous for writing a song for Nat King Cole and was a “hippie” two decades before anyone knew what that meant.
The man who later called hi...
Unaffiliated voters can pick and choose in primary; don’t forget ID on Tuesday
Many people have become confused during this primary election about voting for candidates in another party, said Randal Neely, Neosho County clerk.
There is enough wrong information ‘out there’ to confuse most anyone,” Neely said, offering some information to help clear up the process.
First of all, if registered Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, Reform, or American Elect party member, it is too late to switch parties to vote for other party...
The benefits of breastfeeding — 6 months and beyond
WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor
Neosho County Health Department
I am often asked this question, “What are the benefits of breastfeeding past 6 months?” from husbands, family members, and employers. Many moms are unsure of how long they plan to breastfeed and others start out with the plan to nurse their babies for six months or even a whole year. Once they reach that milestone, they often find that they want to continue nursi...
Like father, like son
Longtime barbers work side-by-side
When Barry and Brian Adams walk into Topper Barber Shop each morning, they never know what the day will bring.
“Every day is different,” Brian said.
“You see so many people with different stories every day,” Barry added.
Of course, the one constant at the barber shop on West Main Street in downtown Chanute is the father-son team of Barry and Brian.
The pair have been working toge...
Taylor receives peacemaking award, donates to Downs Syndrome Society
Royster Middle School student Jacob Taylor presented a $35 donation to the Chanute Downs Syndrome Society Wednesday.¬†
Taylor was recognized by Royster Middle School and First Presbyterian Church of Chanute as an outstanding peacemaker for the seventh grade class last year.
As each new school year begins, the churches represented by the Chanute Ministerial Alliance each covenant to provide support to a part of the ...
Oswego park added to National Register of Historic Places
TOPEKA — The Kansas Historical Society added Riverside Park in Oswego to the National Register of Historic Places.
The park was entered in the register on July 17 and it brings the total Kansas listings to 1,276, including Long Shoals Bridge in Bourbon County.
The National Register of Historic Places is the country’s official list of historically significant properties. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the Nationa...
Krenzin experiences dream vacation during cancer fight
Cinda Krenzin’s life changed overnight when she was diagnosed with brain cancer several months ago.
Krenzin, a Chanute hairdresser and operator of Klassie Klip Salon, was diagnosed with an inoperable, stage 4 cancer January of this year. After a series of debilitating treatments of radiation and chemotherapy at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, the cancer was put into remission earlier this summer.
Cinda has received...
Factory Connection open for business
Getting ready to do some back-to-school shopping?
If so, there’s a new option right here in Chanute.
Factory Connection is now open for business at 1505 S. Santa Fe, the location that formerly housed Movie Gallery.
Factory Connection offers a wide selection of name brand merchandise for juniors, misses, plus sizes, men’s and young men’s, along with accessories and shoes.
The retail clothing store opened last Friday...
Sutcliffe adds inspiration to injury
When Mike Sutcliffe heard the news about Matt Bollig, it definitely hit close to home.
In fact, the memories came flooding back.
“It was 32 years ago for me,” Sutcliffe said. “When something like this happens, it seems like yesterday.”
A 2010 graduate of Chanute High School, Bollig is facing the possibility of never walking again after suffering a spinal cord injury last week while lifting weights at Ottawa Univer...
Murray Hill Senior Apartments now open
The old Murray Hill Elementary school building officially reopened as Murray Hill Senior Apartments Friday.
Work finished just shortly before the grand opening and open house that ran from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday.
The building was remodeled and the new senior apartments will be managed by Foutch Brothers property management.
Foutch brothers owner Steve Foutch welcomed the large group that attended the opening, which started in the common room, ...
Budget mill levy unchanged for NCCC
At a special meeting Thursday, the Neosho County Board of Trustees moved to approve the publishing of mill levy taxation request to Neosho County.
The publication indicates the board’s intent to leave the mill unchanged for 2012-2013 at 33.787 mills.
In other business, the board:
— Accepted the resignations for:
• Kathie Henton, Director of Health Information Technology
• Nicole Peters, Registrar/Director of Institutional Reporting
— Hired th...
Police report Social security number scam
The Chanute Police Department recently received a report of another suspected scam.
An elderly member of the community reported that a caller claimed to be from social security and asked for the person’s social security number. The caller further indicated that they wanted to issue a new card.
“The reporting party wanted to share this in hope of helping to keep the elderly from falling prey to this type of scam,” said Public Safety Director...
County commission extends burn ban
ERIE — Due to continued drought conditions, the county-wide burn ban has been extended for another week by the Neosho County commissioners.
At Friday’s weekly meeting, Communications Captain Byron Shultz asked the commissioners to extend the burn ban. And he got his wish, by an unanimous vote, as the burn ban was extended.
The majority of Friday’s meeting was spent working on and discussing a proposed budget for 2...
Peck gets sendoff before honor flight to DC
The American Legion Post 170 gave a high-powered sendoff to Humboldt painter and U.S. Navy Veteran Harvey Peck Thursday.
Peck, 86, will be going on an Honor Flight to Washington DC on Tuesday.
The sendoff ceremony, which is very similar to the ceremony for soldiers going overseas for the first time, was performed by the American Legion Riders. He had a motorcycle escort to the meeting at the Legion Post.
Rider George Cu...
Wilson demonstrates fingerprinting at library
Children at the Chanute Public Library got to learn some Crime Scene Investigation Wednesday.
Will Wilson, of Elsmore, brother of Chanute children’s librarian Kandi Wilson, demonstrated fingerprinting to 20 children at the library.
Wilson served in the Air Force for 22 years.
When he retired in 2010, he was a military police instructor teaching crime scene investigation to 390 students at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.
Wilson taught people from a...
NCCC releases new logo
Neosho County Community College has released a redesign of its mascot logo, the panther.
The current mascot, known as “shadow panther,” for the heavy shadow that falls over the approaching panther, is currently being phased out with clearances of branded merchandise at the NCCC bookstore.
“We’ve changed the panther about once every 15 years,” NCCC President Brian Inbody said. “Shadow panther has had his useful days.”
Historic ‘Halloween House’ being brought back to life
When Roger and Carolyn Dutro gaze upon the unique house they recently purchased they can’t help but smile.
“Sometimes I like to just stand back and look at it,” Roger said. “I can’t believe we ended up with it.”
The attention-grabbing house located at 708 S. Evergreen in Chanute is referred to as the Porter House and has also been called the “Halloween House” due to its yellow, orange and green color scheme. The c...
Water Safety Night Saturday at Maring Aquatic Center
Imagine you’re at the community pool and suddenly panic breaks out. A child has been pulled from the water and he or she is unconscious and not breathing.
What do you do? What happens next?
Those questions will be answered on Saturday when a Water Safety Night will be held at Maring Aquatic Center in Chanute.
The event, held to promote water safety and awareness, is free to the public and will run from 5-9 p.m.
Candidates speak out at forum
Jason Peake and Joshua Vail
Local politicians squared off on Tuesday night at a candidate forum at Chanute’s Memorial Auditorium.
The event was sponsored by the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism.
These races will be decided in the August 7 primary election as all candidates are from the Republican party.
Senate: District 15
The Kansas Senate race for District 15 pits Dwayne Umbarger (R-Thayer) against ...