Elementary and middle level choirs perform Saturday
USD 413 public relations
A group of elementary and middle school students who excel at music will be part of two Southeast Kansas District Honors Choirs that are to perform Saturday at Yates Center High School.
Teachers from across southeast Kansas selected their best voices to be part of a SEK District Elementary Choir comprised of fifth and sixth graders and a SEK District Middle Level Choir for seventh and eighth graders. Bo...
CHS students speak out in national magazine
USD 413 public relations
Three Chanute High School students recently shared their thoughts and opinions on involvement and politics in a magazine published by the National Association of Secondary School Principals. Jessie Pringle, Jack Martin and Storme Jones were interviewed for a story titled All Politics Is Local, by Kathleen Wilson Shryock, for the December issue of the magazine. The following comments are taken from that a...
American Indian Art classes offered
Diane Good, the new development director at the Safari Museum, will be teaching a class on American Indian art in Chanute and Erie.
Good has a Master’s degree in anthropology, and teaches cultural anthropology at Washburn University. Her main experience with American Indian Art has been managing archeological collections for the State of Kansas. She also worked for the Kansas Historical Society.
Good said the cla...
Royster Honor Roll
“A” Honor Roll
Kenton Allen, Jenny Angleton, Anna Bagshaw, McKayla Barnow, Dawn Bartholomew, Griffin Cooper, Cameron Durbin, Ashlynn Fraderick, Abbegale Funk, Dylan Funk, Skyler Gericke, Drake Gilmore, Kelsi Jackett, Jacob Klugh, Kyler Manbeck, Shayla Phillips, Talia Ramsey, Madi Rollins, Jordan Schoenberger, Vincent Tabares, Brady Taylor, Kelli Thompson, Sierra Thompson, Kaley Umbarger, Catia Wright
Mercedes Ansell, Destiny Be...
Cox family adopts horse/pony cross
SEDAN – In an act of giving, Corina and Jenni Cox of Chanute recently adopted Montana, a miniature horse/pony cross, from Rainbow Meadows Equine Rescue and Retirement, Inc., located in southeast Kansas.
Montana, who was foaled in April 2011, came to Rainbow Meadows with his dam, Mini-Me, when she was returned to the rescue, and this adorable, spotted, youngster will bring much joy and laughter to his new home.
This is the Cox’s second adopt...
Local toddler tops list for kidney transplant
Three year-old Larry Ellison has been a fighter since the day he was born. The Chanute boy suffers from end-stage renal disease, which is a progressive and permanent shut down of the kidneys. As a result, his quality of life is limited to a wheelchair, a diet of baby formula, soft foods and limited speaking ability.
“There’s not a day that goes by that he’s not happy, though,” said mother D’Eva. “It’s taxing on ...
Humboldt Elementary Honor Roll
Aidan Collins, Cole Criss, Drake Harrington, Ashlyn Herridge, Thane Meadows, Jessica Myers, Samuel Neeley, Madison Riebel, Drew Schoendaller, Jailynn Sinclair, Blake Walker, Camille Wood
Calvin Delich, Emma Johnson, Tymber Kaufman
Kyler Allen, Sydney Barker, Bo Bigelow, Ashlynn Booth, Mayson Cole, Marisha Collins, Caleb Coronado, Courtney Coy, Camrie Farran, Noah Howerter, Maggie Johnson, Teryn Johnson, Morgan M...
Auctioneer uncovers 1939 Tribune
Ken Lott was rummaging through some home items recently when he discovered a 1939 edition of the Chanute Tribune.
Lott, an auctioneer living just outside of Chanute, says the paper has special significance.
“I actually came across this paper five years ago following an auction of a deceased woman’s belongings,” said Lott. “The fact that it was from 1939 was impressive, but what really grabbed my interest was the...
Three arrested for Iola gun theft
The Iola Register reported three suspects are in jail after being arrested Monday for reportedly stealing a handgun from West Side Bait Shop, 509 West St.
Allen County Sheriff Tom Williams said Iolans Timothy Vest and Eric Schommer and Casey Jasper of Chanute were arrested after deputies were called to the bait shop, just outside city limits on West Street, at about 11 a.m. Monday. According to Undersheriff Bryan Murphy, the three had been in...
Check out the new www.chanute.com
Hey, have you seen the new www.chanute.com?
Along with the new look there are new features, many of them free to all viewers.
Whether you subscribe to the digital edition or not, you can now view today’s classified ads, and there are a variety of coupons you can download from area businesses, plus local news and sports headlines and many other features.
Alongside the Mast head at the top will be a “Find It” button to access business feature pa...
City approves agreement with CDRA to start 2012
Chanute City commissioners rang in 2012 by approving an agreement with the Chanute Regional Development Authority at Monday’s regular meeting.
The agreement between the city and the CDRA is for the day-to-day services to fulfill the economic function for the community and to provide the appropriate resources including marketing of industrial park properties, providing a committee for review of CDGB revolving lo...
Principal still on paid leave
HUMBOLDT — The Iola Register reported Craig Smith, Humboldt High principal, remains on paid administrative leave. Day-to-day operation of the school has been, and will continue to be, under the guidance of John Johnson, assistant principal.
K.B. Criss, superintendent of schools, confirmed at the conclusion of Monday night’s board meeting that Smith remained on administrative leave for unspecified reasons. He was suspended mid-December. Also, ...
Fundraiser Saturday for cancer victim
ELSMORE — Friends of Chris Coffman, formerly of Yates Center, will gather for a fundraiser Saturday at TJ’s Bar and Grill in Elsmore.
Coffman, 38, suffers from stage 4 mantle cell lymphoma, a cancer that attacks the body’s lymphatic system.
Coffman has undergone a strenuous chemotherapy regiment since his diagnosis in April, and the disease is in remission.
The dinner begins at 7:30 p.m. Saturday with smoked pork, homemade bread and finger fo...
County eliminates human resources position
ERIE — After a second executive session with County Attorney Melissa Dugan and Human Resources Director Jason Thompson at Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Mike Schoenhofer moved to eliminate the Human Resources Director position that is currently held by Thompson. Commissioner Hugo Spieker seconded the motion and Commissioner Nicholas Galemore agreed.
Judy Fulps, Everett and Joy Underwood, Pamela Youn...
Humboldt Middle School
2nd 9 Weeks (2011-2012)
ALL ‘A’ Honor Roll
Bryce Isaac, Tyler Korte, Jadyn Maloney,, Rhett Smith, Haylie Yost
Principal’s Honor Roll
Dillon Aikins, Briana Ames, Cade Ames, Jesi Cullison,, Kyle Doolittle, Anthony Doran, Kailyn Hammer, Jake Haviland, Hannah Hulett, Nisha Ingle, Jacob Marlow, Tanner Orth, Caley Schomaker, Corey Whitcomb, Briana Yokum
Regular Honor Roll
Jacob Avery, Kalob Cleaver, Hunter Morris,...
Chanute man saving grace for Florida classic car owner
Joe Curley’s 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt was only eight feet away from a complete restoration. But Curley, who lives in Cortez, Fla., hit a snag when his Ford muscle car needed a complete replacement of two lengths of six-inch, black flexible air-duct hose.
“This replacement was a difficult challenge,” said Curley, because the hose was exclusive to only 100 cars produced and only in 1964. “I have searched fo...
Lack of local support threatens Toys for Tots
Toys for Tots did not do well in Neosho County in 2011, according to organizer Dick Lisman.
Lisman works with Toys for Tots throughout southeast Kansas.
The toys collected from Neosho County were far less than those given away. From Neosho County, Toys for Tots collected 371 toys. Of those, 220 of those toys came from Erie. A total of 2,725 toys went out to 951 children in Neosho County, most of those in Chanute...
Successful season for waterfowl harvest; deer running even
Neosho County waterfowl hunters bagged 5,575 ducks from Nov. 5 through Dec. 28, according to figures released by Kansas Parks and Wildlife. Figures show 3,294 hunters for the Neosho Wildlife Area through the period with an average of 1.7 birds per hunter for the overall season.
Hunting and harvest slowed down slightly in the area during the last week in December with a BPH average of 1.1.
Waterfowl at NWA showe...
No date yet on re-opening of Taco John’s
Taco Tuesday is a ways off with the re-opening date of Taco John’s on South Santa Fe not yet known. It was closed Dec. 14 due to a grease fire.
“No news yet, we’re still dealing with the insurance company,” said Owner Jacob Frese. “Uufortunately no time frame to give either, probably a few weeks yet. I’m learning that insurance companies don’t move very fast.”
Monarch’s temporary shutdown planned to begin Jan. 22
HUMBOLDT — A production shu...
Librarian sees technology changes over 25 years
Susan Willis has been head librarian at the Chanute Public Library for 25 years as of the start of 2012.
Willis officially started Jan. 1, 1987. She has seen a lot of change in the services that libraries provide.
“There’s constant change,” she said. “When I began we were of course in a different building and we had no computers. With the exception of a very small collection of music and books on cassette we were ...