New sign hung for 20-year-old acupuncture business
HUMBOLDT — Humboldt resident Paul Finney hung a new sign at his acupuncture clinic Friday.
Finney opened his Humboldt office at 714 Bridge Street office in 1992, five years after starting his practice in Wichita in 1987.
Finney currently operates two clinics, one in Humboldt and one in Prairie Village, Kan.
“Patients come to me from every kind of problem, from bronchitis and asthma to numb feet or toes,” he said.
Downtown offers food, drink, music, cars and bargains on Main Friday night
The 10th annual Cruisin’ 4 Bargains is planned Friday night, July 27 from 6 to 9 p.m. on East Main Street.
“It is fashioned after a Friday night of yester-year,” said Phyllis Neff, director of Main Street Chanute. “Downtown stores, east and west of the Main and Lincoln Street construction, will be open till 9 p.m. with many specials.”
Down the middle of East Main Street will be the Show & Shine Car Show that will feature classic cars from the...
Umbarger moving ahead in life
Going-away party planned for 28th
Kurt Umbarger’s life was altered forever in early December of 2010.
A 25-foot fall left the Chanute native paralyzed, ripping away many of the things most take for granted each day.
Since then, Umbarger has had many ups and downs. But now, after some recent progress, Umbarger is preparing to take the next step in his life.
The son of Ron and Sylvia Umbarger will have a going aw...
County road work projects
ERIE — Among the many items discussed at Friday morning’s meeting, Neosho County commissioners heard updates of numerous road work projects.
For starters, the chip and seal work that has been completed on a stretch of Katy Road and 49th Road outside of Chanute. In his report to the commissioners, Road and Bridge Director Charles Morse said the project has been successfully completed. The chip and seal work begins ...
Butcher Block: Carving project 24 years in the making
Russ Aikins still gets choked up when he talks about his recently-completed wood carving of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.
Maybe it’s because he just let go of a labor of love that was 24 years in the making.
A native of the Chanute area, he graduated from Erie High School in 1959. His father, Dean, still lives in Chanute.
In 1983, Aikins, now of Plano, Texas, saw a painting during a mission trip to Nashville, Tenn., and was struck with inspira...
Primary Republican candidate profiles:
The Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism is sponsoring a candidate forum Tuesday, July 24, at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Auditorium for candidates for the Kansas Senate race for District 15, the Kansas House of Representatives race for District 9 and the race for Neosho County Attorney.
These races will be decided in the August primary election as all candidates are from the Republican party.
Questions may be submitted to the Cham...
Erie will soon be bustling
with county fair activities
Being president of the Neosho County Fair Board isn’t just a title.
Erie’s Steve Oliver, a longtime board member but first year president, said less than a week out from the Neosho County Fair has been “pretty hectic.”
“The biggest concern is what have we forgotten,” Oliver said on Thursday.
The Fair in Erie opens Saturday with the Demolition Derby at 7 p.m. Check-in day is Wednesday, July 25, then the barbecue and ...
Lamb to show his
pigs at county fair
Jacob Lamb, 11, Parsons, is in his third year involved in Neosho County 4-H, and might need a trailer to haul all of his entries to this year’s Fair in Erie.
Jacob is the son of Ron and Kim Lamb.
“We’re an active 4-H family,” Kim Lamb said. “I serve on the fair board.”
Lamb, junior secretary in the Lucky 13 4-H Club, is taking several entries to the Neosho County Fair.
For food items, he is taking a Mexican corn salad an...
Chanute alum Bollig injured in weightlifting accident
A former standout on the Chanute High School football team was injured Wednesday morning in an accident that quickly changed the course of his life.
Matt Bollig, who was an all-state quarterback and a free-safety for the Comets football team in 2010, reportedly severed his spine on Wednesday in a weightlifting accident at Ottawa University.
University officials declined to comment on the incident at this time, but...
Erie operates under Stage 1 (Water Watch)
ERIE — Due to lack of rainfall and the low flows, the Cottonwood and Neosho River Assurance District #3 has put its members on notice that releases from Assurance storages are necessary.¬†
This action follows the Governor’s declaration placing the Assurance District’s three reservoirs and their drainage areas under drought warnings.
As a member of the Cottonwood and Neosho Rivers Assurance District, the City of Erie has been notified to begin...
Chanute impresses couple traveling country
The visit may have been brief, but Chanute left a lasting impression on a couple who are traveling across the nation.
Steve Robine is biking across the country, and his wife Sandy is along for the journey, too. But Sandy isn’t riding a bicycle, she’s following Steve’s route in the family van.
Steve, 58, decided to trek across the middle of the country last winter. And along the way, Steve and Sandy are keeping an ...
2012 Stuff the Bus collection Saturday and again July 28
The Chanute Community Foundation wants to stuff the bus — again.
This will be the third year for Stuff the Bus efforts.
“We gather school supplies or funds to help students returning to school this fall,” Community Foundation member Tim Fairchild said.
At 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 21 and Saturday, July 28, they will be accepting donations of supplies and cash under a blue canopy at the parking lot on the west ...
Giovanni’s set for grand opening
Bringing unique, high-quality, and reasonably priced cuisine to Chanute is Mike Said’s mission.
And his mission is now under way.
Said is the owner and chef of Giovanni’s, a new casual dining restaurant in the Tioga Suites Hotel in downtown Chanute.
The restaurant, which features a broad selection of menu items, is now open for business and will hold a grand opening on Thursday.
Said couldn’t stop smiling when talk...
Main and Lincoln renovation project moving along
Google makes donation for mural
If anyone inquires about the Lincoln and Main Street intersection renovation project, Chanute City Manager J.D. Lester and Randy Vyhlidal, dirt foreman for Mission Construction, will say the same thing — the project is progressing nicely.
The construction project, which began June 11, is now 38 days in to a 90-schedule. Overall, the project is slightly ahead of schedule.
NMRMC: Impact of Affordable Care Act varies
The Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) ensures the provisions of the new law, passed in 2010, remain in effect. For local residents the impact of the ACA will vary.
“In light of the Court’s decision, Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center will continue to move forward making high quality health care more accessible and affordable for the patients we serve,” Dennis Franks, CEO, said.
“In the Chanute area, it is estimat...
Prayer and Action comes to Chanute
A team of catholic high school students is serving members of the community by day and sleeping at St. Patrick’s elementary school by night.
Prayer and Action, a program of the Wichita Diocese, one of the four catholic dioceses of Kansas, has brought a team to the Chanute area for the second week in a row.
Prayer and Action staff member Alice Jones said this is the first year the Wichita Diocese has put together a team. T...
Pleased to be back
When one chapter ends, another begins.
And the next chapter for yours truly begins back in Chanute.
For five and a half years I called Chanute home, working at The Chanute Tribune as sports editor.
I left last summer for another sports journalism opportunity.
But things change, and people change. Sometimes things get a bit boring or are no longer fun. Don’t get me wrong, I still have a passion for sports. Don’t be...
Water Watch - residents urged to cut back use
Every drop counts.
That’s the message Steve Kubler has for area residents.
Kubler, the City of Chanute’s water and wastewater treatment supervisor, is asking area residents to conserve water the best they can.
“We just want people to be aware that the water supply is dwindling,” Kubler said. “We’re just asking people to cut back where they can. Be smart, and just think about it a little bit. And cut back a little...