Tindle receives NMRMC DAISY Award
Amanda Tindle, RN, is the second recipient of the DAISY award at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center. Tindle, an Emergency Department nurse, was nominated for her selfless acts of kindness and compassion.
One of her nominations was submitted by obstetrical nurse, Margaret Matlock and house supervisor, Heather Hyler.
“I would like to recognize Amanda for her continued commitment and compassion for our fetal demise families. This is such a d...
Erie 101 district seeks road improvement at high school
ERIE — Erie CUSD 101 School Superintendent John Wyrick could have sold ice to Eskimos on Friday as he alternately praised, cajoled and pressed Neosho County commissioners for road improvements at Erie High School.
At issue is a narrow gravel road leading into the new school’s football complex. Local residents and students have learned to avoid the road through short cuts in town. Visitors following the exit sign...
Deweese feted by RFD TV channel
Thayer’s Charley Deweese, who was killed in an accident at the Nebraska State Fair, made an impression while he was there.
Charley was loading his 5th and last tractor onto his trailer when it slipped off his ramp and rolled over on him, killing him instantly.
Patrick Gotsch, who is founder and president of RFD channel, recognized Deweese on the RFD channel web page and planned to attend Charley’s memorial 10:30 a.m. today at Thayer Elementar...
Ministerial Alliance supports local food pantries
The Chanute Ministerial Alliance is again supporting local food pantries in September.
This year’s month-long event is called 5,000 & More, from the Biblical story of Jesus feeding 5,000 men and their families with only a small amount of bread and fish.
Last year, The Ministerial Alliance worked with Church World Service on a program called 5,000 Meals Plus. Presbyterian pastor Shelly Holle said that program had...
Thayer woman injured in K-47 rollover
One person was taken to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center Thursday after a single vehicle accident on Elk Road just south of K-47 Highway.
Jennie Umbarger, 65, of Thayer was southbound near 12240 Elk Road around 1:30 Thursday afternoon.
The Neosho County Sheriff’s Department reported she lost control on the gravel road, left the roadway and overturned.
Umbarger was transported by ambulance to Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center.
Thanks for the memories
City completes demolition of houses
Mike Mugrage’s Caterpillar 315CL has an attitude problem.
“It doesn’t like houses,” Mugrage said, as his excavator took huge bites out of a condemned house. That much was evident on Thursday as the structure was reduced to rubble in a matter of minutes. Ninety years to make memories and one day to erase them from the block.
For the past two weeks, Mugrage’s firm No Mug Construct...
How high are Neosho Co. taxes?
County Clerk Randal Neely has a very full inbox. All the taxing entities are dumping data into his office, throwing mill levy amounts around and finalizing budgets based on the county’s valuation. During these budget cycles, the question is always asked if Neosho County taxes are high.
The simple answer is yes.
The longer answer requires a deeper dive into statistics provided by the state Department of Revenue. T...
Kiblinger recognized region’s assistant principal of the year
USD 413 public relations
Building character and leaders out of today’s students has been important to Lori Kiblinger since before she joined the Royster Middle School staff in 2004.
That focus is just one of several reasons why she’s been chosen as this region’s Assistant Principal of the Year by the Kansas Association of Secondary School Principals.
“Kiblinger has a strong desire to provide our students with leadership oppo...
School board hears about sidewalks, summer school
State representative-elect Ed Bideau, R-Chanute, got a jump start on education issues Monday night at the USD 413 School Board meeting.
During the open forum, Bideau spoke to the school board about forming an informal advisory group with the various school boards within the district he will represent in January.
Bideau said he wants to open lines of communication early rather than talking to education constituents ...
Collection jugs, meal and 5K to support Bollig family
Student-sponsored collection jugs at the concession stand of Friday night’s Blue Comet football game at Chanute Community Sports Complex will kickoff fundraisers for the Matt Bollig family.
Bollig, a quarterback for the Comets three years ago, was injured July 18 in a weightlifting accident at Ottawa University, where he was training as a member of the Ottawa Braves.
He broke his back and after surgery at Overland Park Regional Medical Center...
Tracking county budget pie
When Neosho County commissioners approved the 2013 budget last week, it was based on a countywide valuation of $139,471,398 and a mill levy of 53.641. Using our theoretical $50,000 house example, we have an assessed value of $5,750 ($50,000 x 11.5% = $5,750).
Multiplying $5,750 by the county’s mill levy totals $308.43 ($5,750 X .053641). This is just the county’s portion of the bill. Other taxing entities will be...
NCCC, KU sign agreement for nursing students
Nurses now can advance their careers at home, thanks to an innovative agreement between Neosho County Community College and the University of Kansas School of Nursing. The agreement allows nurses with an associate’s degree in nursing from a participating college to easily transition to receive their bachelor of science in nursing KU’s online RN-to-BSN program.
Eighteen other community colleges are also participating in this agreement.
Economic development director settles in
Meet-and-Greet Thursday 5 to 6
Murray McGee has been on the job three weeks. He has met with city officials, state officials, business owners, the Small Business Administration and his board of directors. On Thursday, he wants to meet the community during a Meet-and-Greet event from 5-6 p.m. Between now and then, he will be busy hanging artwork and obtaining furniture for his largely-vacant office at 1 South Linc...
Taking a look at the tax picture
Taxation, budgets and mill levies are complicated subjects. Finance directors and CEOs may understand exactly how the pie is cut, but the average taxpayer is often bewildered by budget language. They receive a tax bill twice a year and don’t understand where the money goes. They only know the bills appear to go up each year.
Even reporters don’t often understand the whole story. A recent article in an area newspa...
Tahitian dance part of Women’s Night Out
NEODESHA — The S.S. Wilson is set to sail at 4 p.m. on Women’s Night Out Wednesday, Sept. 19 with a theme of “Wellness Cruise” at the Neodesha Civic Center, 1407 N. Eighth. Cruise Director Janice Reese has organized a great evening of fun, food, fashion shows, exercise and dance demonstrations, and shopping!¬†
Kerry I. Holyoak, producer/choreographer of the TeKana Hau Nui Dancers‚Ñ¢ is pleased to be joining the Women’s Night Out Wellness Crui...
Yates Center celebration begins Friday
YATES CENTER — Yates Center will be celebrating Mardi Gras this weekend.
The event kicks off Friday, Sept. 7 with 5 p.m. registration for the KCBS BBQ cookoff. Sponsored by Gilead Lodge #144 this is a KCBS sanctioned and state championship BBQ.
The American Legion Riders beer garden will be open 5 to midnight and the Buddy Ray Band will play from 8 to 11 p.m. with an intermission at 10 p.m. for a fireworks display.
Saturday begins at 7 a.m. w...
Chanute firefighters raise money for Muscular Dystrophy Association
Chanute firefighters again raised money to fight muscular dystrophy over the weekend.
Fire trucks parked outside of Walmart to collect donations.
“It’s a tradition with fire departments to support the Muscular Dystrophy Association,” Chanute Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Jones said.
Firefighters across the United States collect millions of dollars each year in hope of finding a cure for the various diseases that make up muscu...
The word from Mongolia
In May of 2012, Chanute native Adam Erickson graduated from the University of Kansas with a degree in English. Within weeks, he was a member of the Peace Corps and bound for Mongolia on a two-year assignment.
Erickson’s first posting was the capital city of Ulaanbaatar where he and nine other Peace Corps volunteers learned the language and customs of Mongolia. He has recently been assigned a permanent posting in the city of Erdenedalai. This...