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...
NCCC board assigns positions for new year
At the July regular meeting Thursday, the Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees conducted yearly board reorganization
Every July, the trustees assign specific duties to themselves and others for the next year.¬†
The trustees elected David Peter for another term as chair with Kevin Berthot returning as vice chair. Sandi Solander was named the treasurer and Denise Gilmore the board clerk.¬†
College President Brian Inbody was named...
County buys two Dodge pickups
ERIE —At their regular weekly meeting July 13, the Neosho County board of commissioners tabled several decisions as Chairman Nick Galemore was not present.
Mike Schoenhofer acted as chairman in Galemore’s absence, following a motion by Hugo Spieker.
The commission received a request for 350 tons of rock from Thayer Cemetery district 11 for roads in a new section. That decision was tabled for next week’s meeting.
County Appraiser David Thorn...
Chamber announces two candidate forums
The Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism will hold two candidate forums prior to the upcoming elections.
The first will be held 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 R...
Bryant’s Furniture, est. 1958, modernizes with new website
Bryant’s Furniture, a longtime Chanute family business, can now be found online.
The website, http://bryantsfurnitureonline.com, allows customers to purchase furniture online and access to more products than are in the store. The site went live April 14 and is currently receiving 200 unique visitors per day.
B.E. Bryant started Bryant’s Furniture in Chanute Nov. 15, 1958. Their first building was at 20 N. Central...
Tri-Valley winners pick up camper
When Tulsa resident Natalie Ray heard the message on her voicemail a couple of weeks ago telling her that she had won a camper and a truck in the Tri-Valley donation drawing that she entered, she immediately thought it was a joke.
“I thought my Mom was getting somebody to play a joke on me,” Ray said.
Ray entered the raffle on the advice of her mother, an avid RV enthusiast who read about it in Trailer Life Magazine. ...
Registration deadline Tuesday for primary
Voters wanting to participate in the Aug. 7 election have until Tuesday to register to vote or change their party affiliation.¬†
Republicans dominate the races. The State House race, for example, has a Republican-only slate of Ed Bideau of Chanute, and Judy Brigham and Bud Sifers of Iola.¬†
In the Senate, Dwayne Umbarger, Thayer, and Jeff King, Independence, are both incumbent Republicans vying for the new district seat. Those races will be d...
Library presents science lesson
Things were a little nutty Thursday at the Chanute Public Library.
Children were entertained and educated by the Nutty Professor.
Jean Winters, a library assistant at Pittsburg State University, demonstrated science principles including gas laws, electrical conductivity and chemical reactions using various “magic tricks” with the help of volunteers from the audience.
“I call myself the Nutty Professor because I like to have fu...
Uncle’s military service researched
In the spirit of the Fourth of July Chanute resident Brenda Williams researched her uncle’s service in World War II.
Though he died in 1977, Williams remembers Finnis Oakley Reed, a longtime resident of Chanute, as a gentle man.
“He moved away later but as a kid we always wanted to go to their house and they always were at ours,” she said. “He was always a happy go lucky person.”
Finnis Oakley Reed, a resident ...
Chanute’s library busiest in June
The circulation total is up from last year in the Southeast Kansas Library system, which includes the Chanute Public Library.
Of the 23 libraries that have been in the Consortium since January 2011, 16 have seen an increase in circulation measured from January to the end of June.
The public libraries of Chanute, Edna, Erie, Fredonia, Hamilton, Howard and Parker saw a slight decrease.
However, the Chanute Public ...
Erie event will conclude with young bullriders
For the last three nights, the 139th annual Old Sailors and Soldiers Reunion has featured barrel races and the American Legion IPRA World Championship Rodeo. Tonight, there will be a barbecue and a kids’ game night. On Friday, there will be a free bean feed, a country music concert featuring LiveWire, and a fireworks display.
Then, on Saturday, there will be a 7 a.m. fun run and a 10:30 a.m. parade through Erie, a ...