Erie High Business Professionals earn trip to D.C.
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter ERIE — Three Erie High School students in the Business Professionals of America Club are on their way to Nationals in Washington D.C. Junior MaKayla LaRue, and seniors Jonathan Bates and Bryce Ruble will make the trip to Nationals in D.C. on May 3 along with their advisor Karen Carlson, a business and computer technology teacher. BPA, a small but successful club at EHS, has five students who refine skills i...
Take severe weather seriously
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Tornado numbers were down in Kansas’ portion of Tornado Alley in 2010, Rob Lawson of the National Weather Service, Wichita, told about 50 people attending the Storm Fury on the Plains presentation at Chanute Memorial Auditorium Monday night. Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information as we...
Local couple witness Florida shuttle launch
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Chanute residents David and Kathy Wright were able to experience something unusual for any Kansan. They were present for the liftoff of space shuttle Discovery’s last flight into space in late February. “All his life David has enjoyed rockets, and he is a remote control flyer. He has always wanted to see a launch,” said Kathy. Actually being able to witness the event was due in part to planning, and also a ...
St. Patty’s celebration on Saturday
Chanute area residents are invited to “think green” and participate in St. Patty’s events downtown on Saturday. A 5K Run/Walk and 1 mile Fun Run is planned at 7:30 a.m., beginning at Katy Park near the baseball field. The event is sponsored by Chanute Community Foundaion. From 8 to 11:30 a.m. Cedar Lodge #103 will serve a Blarney Breakfast of pancakes and sausage at Masonic Hall, Elm and Highland. Prices are $5 for adults and $2.50 for child...
Chanute’s Miller to intern in New York City
Fort Hays State University HAYS — A top New York arts and entertainment industry advertising agency, Spotco, reached out to a place “four hours from the middle of nowhere” to get a design intern from Fort Hays State University. “He asked where I was from,” said Michael Miller, Chanute junior and a graphic design major. “I told him, four hours from the middle of nowhere.” “He” was an interviewer from Spotco, interviewing via Skype. Miller ...
USD 413 program to help lead students to career path
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter’ With a new funding law in place, Kansas schools have begun switching to a more effective way of educating, now relying on the use of Career Pathways and Career Clusters to place students in the appropriate courses as they correlate with future careers. Chanute High School Family and Consumer Science teacher Deborah Noakes is the first from CHS to take on new courses to follow along the lines of the new p...
City approves move of farmers market location
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter This year the local farmers market will move from Katy Park to Santa Fe Park after the vendors voted unanimously to request permission from the city to move. At the City Commission meeting on Monday night, organizer of the farmers market, Carolyn Berthot, asked the commission to grant the vendors' request. "They thought we would have a lot more business and we would be noticed more up on the hill at the mai...
Chanute High 4A chess champions WICHITA — Chanute High School earned the 4A state chess championship in Wichita on Saturday at the Kansas State Chess Tournament. CHS is also co-champs of the overall division 1A to 6A, sharing the title with the Purdy Homeschool and Chapparal. Bob Larson reported four CHS players received medals and two tied for first, Deric Marr and Freddy Foshag. “It was a great, great day,” Larson said. “I am proud o...
Erie woman killed in crash
A 35-year-old Erie woman died after a two-vehicle crash at 5:55 a.m. Saturday in Anderson County, .5 miles south of K-58 Highway at Colony.
Trina K. DeMeritt, driving a 2004 Chevy Impala, was struck by a 2003 Mitsubishi Eclipse driven by Jesse J. Cooper, 24, Overland Park.
The Kansas Highway Patrol reported Cooper, a former Iola resident, was southbound on U.S. 169. He crossed the center line and the vehicles collided head-on.
NCCC hikes tuition and fee rates for fall
The inevitable happened at Thursday’s meeting of the Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees — tuition and fee rates were raised for 2011-2012.
“This is never an easy recommendation to make when we have to increase rates to our students,” said NCCC President Brian Inbody. “However, with our rapid growth, lower county valuation, and shrinking dollars from the State coupled with our commitment to provide a premier, quality education ...
Local severe weather presentation Tuesday
Byron Shultz, K.C.E.M., Neosho County sheriff’s office, is heralding the severe weather season. Area residents are invited to attend a presentation at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15 at Chanute Memorial Auditorium. “You can learn what it takes to produce a severe storm as well as what to watch for,” Shultz said. The presentation is sponsored by the Neosho County Sheriff’s office and will be put on by the National Weather Service, Wichita. “The pre...
CHS chess team takes high hopes to State
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Twelve members of the Chanute High School chess club compete at the State tournament in Wichita today. Eight of the 12 members are seniors who anticipate having a strong showing and compete for the title. For most of the seniors, it is their fourth trip to the State tournament. CHS math teacher Bob Larson has been the chess club coach for 31 years and has gone to State almost every year. His teams were gran...
Evidence in drug case suppressed by court
ruling against wire tap
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter On Wednesday Judge Tim Brazil determined the wire tapping used to find evidence in the drug case against Charles Bruce, Jr., was inadmissible. As a result all the evidence found through the wire tap must be suppressed. Bruce, 26, Iola, was charged in February of last year with one count of conspiracy to manufacture a controlled substance (methamphetamine) and one count possession of ephedrine, pseudoephedrin...
County, city show slight drop in population
Stu Butcher Tribune editor For years the city of Chanute’s population was painted on North Lincoln on a wall in front of what is now the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum and Chanute Public Library. It read 10,500. Any guesses what it is now? According to preliminary figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, Chanute has a population of 9,119, down from 9,411 in 2000, a 3.1 percent drop. Chanute’s lower numbers pale when comparing other sout...
Firearm disturbance results in arrest of former resident
PITTSBURG — A Pittsburg man was arrested on Monday after police officers were called to a domestic disturbance involving a handgun being fired. Donald Dexter, 32 of Pittsburg, was arrested Monday night as a result of the incident. Dexter, formerly from Chanute, was arrested and transported to the Crawford County Jail on charges of aggravated battery, aggravated assault, criminal threat, two counts of child endangerment, criminal restraint, p...
Steps taken for annual Relay for Life event
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Neosho County’s Relay for Life teams gathered Tuesday night in the New Chicago Room with the theme of Mardi Gras for the annual kick-off dinner. The dinner was sponsored by C&S Traveling Kitchen who provided the teams with the dinner and Benchwarmers Bar and Grill who supplied the group with the New Chicago Room. The dinner was open to anyone wanting to learn more about Relay or planning to form a team for ...
Erie gets $105,065 grant for park improvements
Parsons Sun ERIE — Erie is one of only five Kansas communities awarded a share of $440,000 in Small Communities Improvement Program grants administered by the Kansas Department of Commerce. Lori Zeigenbein, owner of TLZ Construction and a member of the Erie City Park Group, said the city received a $105,065 SCIP grant for phased improvements to the city park, including new playground equipment, replacement of the multi-sport courts (tennis a...
Royster students get lesson in Legislature
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter In late February four Royster Middle School eighth graders were selected to be pages for Representative Jerry Williams, D-Chanute, at the Capitol in Topeka. Wendy Wawrzewski, a Social Studies teacher at Royster, took Storme Jones, Pauline Donaldson, Cutter Boone and Ramsey Davis to Topeka where they learned about how delegates vote on bills, toured the Capitol, and ran errands for Rep. Williams. They even ...
Sherman funeral March 16
The funeral for John Sherman, Jr., is 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, March 16 at Grace Episcopal Church in Chanute. The Tribune regrets publishing the wrong day.
Last two snow days won't be made up
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter At the USD 413 Board of Education meeting Monday night board members made a popular decision by voting to not make up two of the four snow days the district had in January. Superintendent Steve Parsons said that his position remains the same and that instructional time should not be lost because of a snowstorm. However, he added that they have made up one day already and they will make up another on April 22...