Fun-filled day planned for Oktoberfest
Bike show, kids’ activities, live music, contests and lots of food and drink Tribune staff Fall is in the air and it’s finally time for Chanute’s 1st Annual Oktoberfest. It will take place Saturday, Oct. 16, from noon to 11 p.m., at the Santa Fe Park Fiesta Grounds. This is a new event for the community, jointly sponsored by Main Street Chanute and the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism. Committee volunteers have been ha...
Monday deadline for voters
Tribune Staff Monday is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 2 general election, Neosho County Clerk Randal Neely said. The clerk’s office will be open until 7 p.m. Monday. Neely said that will be the last day voter registration books will be open and the last day a person can register and still vote in the Nov. 2 election. Neely said persons wishing to see if they are registered to vote can check the Kansas Secretary of State’s we...
Church is a football game
Church can be difficult to understand. If you haven’t spent a lot of time around church it can be hard to follow. There is a special language (“Christian-ese”), unwritten rules, and confusing actions. To help you understand, here is church described as a football game. The Coach is God, the pastor a quarterback, and the ball is the Bible. Benches are pews. Benchwarmers are people content to sit in the pews. When the pastor and deacons me...
BFF @ RMS (Best friends forever at RMS)
Madison Perez Royster Middle School Royster’s students would be nothing without a best friend! My best friends are: Kelli Thompson, Kaley Umbarger, Jordan Shoenberger, Kylie Chase and Annalise Hernandez. Kylie and I met in preschool. Jordan and I met when I moved here in 1998. I met the others in sixth grade and we have been friends ever since. All of us have many things in common. We all love going to the movies together! One of Easton ...
Karts hit the Little Hummer track
The rain did not stop the kart racers from coming out Sunday afternoon with 26 racers on hand. In the 5-8 Class, it was Jaymond Rice with the win, Easton Reynolds was second and Dylan Schild was third. Next up was the 9-12 class and it was Matthew Kay winning yet another feature at the Hummer, with Luke Phillips second, Quinton Sams third, Braden Bowman fourth and Devin Phillips fifth, followed by Colt Knoblich, Tristan Fraker, and Bryce W...
Money Follows the Person assists after hip surgery
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter HUMBOLDT -- For Bob Ball, there is no place like home. The 60-year-old Humboldt man broke his hip in April, then following surgery, spent about five months of rehabilitation at Heritage Health Care in Chanute. Ball was able to return to his residence at the end of September, however, thanks to a new Money Follows the Person program that provides assistance for qualified persons in nursing facilities to r...
Erie schedules clean-up week
Tribune Staff ERIE -- A citywide clean up week and a computer system upgrade were approved during Monday night’s Erie City Council meeting. The council scheduled citywide clean-up week for Tuesday, Oct. 19, through Friday, Oct. 22, and authorized upgrade to the existing computer system at city hall totaling $54,150.53 over a three-year period. In other action at Monday night’s meeting, the council: • Awarded the high bid for $1,201 subm...
— Chanute Recreation Commission, 5:15 p
Today, Oct. 13 — Chanute Recreation Commission, 5:15 p.m., 400 S. Highland. — Cedar Lodge 103 regular meeting, 7 p.m. — ANW Education Cooperative, 6:30 p.m., 710 Bridge, Humboldt. — Chanute High School FCA will host Fields of Faith, 7 p.m., Community Sports Complex. Thursday, Oct. 14 — Housing Authority of the City of Chanute, 7 a.m., Room 213 Student Union, Neosho County Community College. — Chris Cakes at Chanute Elementary School,...
American Legion National Commander to pay visit to Chanute
Tribune Staff American Legion National Commander Jimmie Foster of Anchorage, Alaska, will be the guest at a coffee at the American Legion Post 170 in Chanute at 2:45 p.m. Monday. Foster’s visit will be one of 21 visits to American Legion posts during his five-day tour of the state. Born and raised in Oklahoma, Foster graduated with a degree in agriculture education from Northeastern A&M College in Miami, Okla. After working in the textil...
— Neosho County Health Department Flu Clinic, 1 to 6 p
Today, Oct. 12 — Neosho County Health Department Flu Clinic, 1 to 6 p.m., Central Park Pavillion. $23/flu shot, $22/flu shot with a donated paper good (donated paper products will go to Faith House in Chanute), $58/pneumonia shot, Private pay, BCBS, Medicaid and Medicare accepted — Chanute Public Library Board of Trustees meeting, 5 p.m. in the Leighty Conference Room at the Depot. — Just Another Tuesday Meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein Unit...
Gant faring well after heart transplant in KC
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor The words were overwhelming, “We’ve got a match for your heart.” Chanute’s Jeremy Gant, who took the phone call at home about 9 p.m. Sunday night, couldn’t speak, literally. “He couldn’t talk and started crying,” Jeremy’s mother, Lisa, said from St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City on Monday afternoon. The nurse on the other end called back to Lisa Sunday night and the process of a heart transplant began. While ...
Walmart CSM offers service with a smile
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Kay Wilkinson is a people person. And it’s a good thing, since her job requires interaction all day long with customers. On Oct. 1, Wilkinson was recognized by co-workers for 35 years of service with Walmart. She has been employed with the company since its beginning in Chanute, when Walmart opened in 1975 in Chanute Square. “I was excited Walmart came to Chanute. I know a lot of people were shopping out-of-tow...
— Sporting Clay Shoot and dinner benefit for Kurt Umbarger, Elks Lake
Today, Oct. 9 — Sporting Clay Shoot and dinner benefit for Kurt Umbarger, Elks Lake. Shoot, 1 to 5 p.m., Dinner 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. To sign up, contact Brad Almond, 433-2009. — Chanute Historical Museum, 0 E. Elm, open 1 to 4 p.m. — Mini Tractor Pull, 2 p.m., Chanute Rodeo Arena, $5 admission.— Benefit for Cindy Smith, dinner, dance, auction and card tournament, dinner at 6 p.m., Tony’s Function Junction, on U.S. 59 highway north of R and F...
SEK leaders haggle over highway funds
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter INDEPENDENCE — The main question remained after a regional Kansas Department of Transportation meeting in Independence Friday -- how to get the most mileage out of the maximum $225 million available for southeast Kansas as part of the state’s new 10-year T-WORKS transportation plan? About 120 people representing local and state government, business and industry, education and other organizations from 17 s...
Hadley Marie Kepley, daughter of Andrew and Michelle Kepley, Chanute, was born Nov. 25, 2012 at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center in Chanute.
She joins a sister, Hayden, 3.
Grandparents are Rick and Gina Carlson, Chanute, and Bob and Teri Kepley, Chanute
Great-grandmother is Betty Barney, Chanute.
County postpones decision to close Gray Road
Tribune Staff ERIE -- A decision to close Gray Road east of Chanute was postponed for six months as the result of action taken Friday by the Neosho County Commission. The commission voted to postpone a decision following a public hearing to close the road which runs generally north to Bacon Ford then east to the Neosho River. Chanute Utilities Director Larry Gates and Chanute Director of Public Safety Sam Bureau presented the city’s Brow...
Corn harvest, prices good for area farmers
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter With this year’s corn harvest winding down, the mounds of harvested corn are growing at Chanute-area grain elevators. “It’s been a real good harvest,” said Ken Thornton, Beachner Grain area manager for Chanute, Humboldt and Thayer. “We’re getting ready for bean harvest, so we’re making more room for beans.” Doug Shoup, Kansas State University southeast area Extension agronomist, said the harvest was goo...
Gun measure on Nov. 2 ballot
“The intent of the amendment is to make clear that it’s an individual’s right to bear arms.” Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Although gun control can be a controversial issue, a gun measure on the Nov. 2 election ballot has received little attention. Kansas voters will be deciding in the November general election whether to amend the state constitution to guarantee individuals the right to own firearms. “The intent of the amendment is...
Foundation donations assist local breast cancer patients
Tribune staff The Chanute Community Foundation has received donations to help area breast cancer patients, Terri Orozco, Chanute Community Foundation board member, said Thursday. The first gift was for $3,500 from the Chanute Women’s Golf Association. That amount represents proceeds from a women’s golf tournament in June at Quarry Stone to raise money for breast cancer. In addition, Deanie Olinger, a woman who now lives in Kansas City but...
— CHS Cass of 1950, Main Street Restaurant, 11:30 a
Today, Oct. 8 — CHS Cass of 1950, Main Street Restaurant, 11:30 a.m. lunch, then decorate for 60th reunion. — Chanute Senior Citizens, noon, Central Park Pavilion. — CHS football vs. Coffeyville, 7 p.m., Chanute Community Sports Complex. — Charlie and Lisa Band, 7 p.m. Central Park Pavilion, Bring finger food. Saturday, Oct. 9 — Sporting Clay Shoot and dinner benefit for Kurt Umbarger, Elks Lake. Shoot, 1 to 5 p.m., Dinner 5:30 to 7:30...