— Stephen Wayne Semey filed for divorce from Patricia Mariea Semey on April 26
Tribune Staff Domestic — Stephen Wayne Semey filed for divorce from Patricia Mariea Semey on April 26. — Tammy Hinman filed for divorce from Martin E. Hinman on April 30. Civil — Chase Home Finance, LLC filed mortgage foreclosure papers against Rachel A. Dyson and John Doe on April 29. Chase Home Finance is seeking $56,629.26 plus interest for property at 801 N. Garfield. — Midfirst Bank filed mortgage papers against Mizi Schoenhofer, ...
Open meetings violation alleged by Erie council
Contractor upset that higher bid was selected
ERIE — The Neosho County attorney is investigating an allegation that the Kansas Open Meetings Act was violated during an April 12 executive session of the Erie City Council.
Neosho County Attorney Melissa Dugan thought she would decide by Friday if KOMA was violated in the closed session that preceded the council’s vote on the construction bids for a street, curb and sidew...
County taking steps
for road closures
Tribune Staff ERIE — Neosho County commissioners will be publishing the proposed road closings included in last Friday’s public hearing after County Engineer William Cook presents them with a legal description of the roads, the Neosho County Commission decided at its Friday meeting. The commissioners last week presented a revised plan for road closures to a section of 230th Road north of the Chanute city limits. Cook last week announced...
RMS students sing at festival
Members of the Royster Middle School Vocal Program, under the direction of Lance Burnett, recently returned from a trip to Pittsburg State University where they participated in the 2010 Mid-America Music Festival.
Ten solos and six small ensembles performed various classical vocal literature with their accompanist, Julia Correll. The RMS Select Ensemble “Vocal Plus” also participated in the large ensemble category.
Students were awarded ratin...
Chanute again designated Tree City USA
For the 31st year, Chanute has been recognized by the non-profit Arbor Day Foundation as a Tree City USA for its commitment to urban forestry.
The Arbor Day Foundation sponsors the Tree City USA program in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service.
Chanute earned the honor by meeting the four standards to become a Tree City USA community: having a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, ...
Movie Gallery closing
Tribune staff Chanute’s Movie Gallery, 1505 Santa Fe Avenue, is apparently suffering the same fate as the Parsons store, which announced in late March it was closing. The local store is not stocking new releases and is expected to have a store liquidation sale, an employee said. Calls to the company were not returned. Local employees cannot speak on any business-related issues. The Parsons store has had an ongoing closing sale and an emp...
Iolan injured in U.S. 59 wreck
The status of an Iola man injured in a car accident Thursday afternoon was unknown Friday afternoon.
According to the Kansas Highway Patrol’s Online Crash Logs, Charles Womelsdorf Jr., 52, Iola, was traveling northbound on U.S. 59 about four miles south of Moran when his 2004 Chevrolet passenger car entered the east ditch. The report says Womelsdorf overcorrected, crossed both lanes of traffic and entered the west ditch. The veh...
CES carnival, fun run on Saturday
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor It’s time to lace up those sneakers again for Chanute Elementary’s annual 5K Fun Run/Walk and Carnival. Anyone who pre-registered for the 5K Fun Run/Walk will receive a bracelet that will give them free entry into the carnival. The carnival will be the first order of business. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. outside, weather permitting. For anyone who did not pre-register for the run, admiss...
Commission hears engineering firms’ proposals
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Representatives from four engineering firms seeking to become the city’s on-call engineering consultants were interviewed Wednesday night at a Chanute City Commission work session. Commissioners and several city department heads heard presentations and asked questions from officials representing Wilson & Associates of Salina, Overland Park and Kansas City, Kan.; GBA Architects and Engineers of Lenexa;...
— 58th annual USD 413 All School 1st – 12th Grades Art Fair, 6 to 8 p
Today, April 30 — 58th annual USD 413 All School 1st – 12th Grades Art Fair, 6 to 8 p.m., Chanute High School commons area. Saturday, May 1 — Chanute citywide garage sale. — NCCC Relay for Life Ride for Life bicycle tour, a 9-mile and a 30-mile course. Entry fee for the 9-mile course is $15. Entry fee for the 30-mile course is $20.. Questions should be submitted to Marie Moore 431-2820 ext. 271 or Steve Yuza 431-2820 ext. 242. — Chanut...
Area schools boost seat belt usage rate
Tribune Staff Three Neosho County schools were pitted against each other last fall in a competition to see who could get the highest seat belt usage rate. Chanute High School came off victorious, but St. Paul High School made impressive gains and will win for Most Improved. During September 2009, Neosho County law enforcement, school and hospital officials met with Jim Hanni of AAA and Dave Corp with the KDOT Bureau of Traffic Safety to di...
Grandpa, grandson, and church
Today’s church is not your grandpa’s church. In yesterday’s church you were given cardboard fans used to create a little summer breeze. It seems they were always sponsored by the funeral home. There were paper airplanes from the balcony, and marbles rolling down the slanted floor. No, today’s church is not your grandpa’s church. What will your grandson’s church be like? Here are some of the “unusual” things I have heard of churches doin...
Infant Immunization Week coming up
The Neosho County Health Department announces that April 24 to May 1 is National Infant Immunization Week. This is an annual observance to highlight the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. Newborn babies have natural immunity to many diseases because they have antibodies from their mothers. However, the duration of this immunity may last only a month to about a year. Young children do not have maternal immuni...
Midwest Speedway / Urbana:
Kidwell wins number 3
The clouds were thick and temps were cool, but it did not stop the action at Urbana as the pits were full and fans still showed up to see their favorite drivers compete. In the 5-8 year old class, rocket boy Trey Stipp in his black and orange number 14 made his way to victory lane once again this week with Ethan Vance and Jaymen Rice in hot pursuit the whole race. Rice was able to take over the 2nd spot at the checkered ...
County awarded food, shelter funds
Neosho County has been chosen to receive $3,591 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.
The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from American Red Cross; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; The Salvation Army; United Jewish communities and, United...
sales tax, annexation
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Chanute leaders have brought up the idea of trying again for a quarter-cent sales tax, this time to go toward parks and economic development. In November 2008, Chanute voters passed a quarter-cent sales tax to build a new pool at a cost of up to $4 million. The margin was 1,802 to 1,465, or 55.17 percent to 44.83 percent. The tax is to sunset in 10 years. However, voters in the same election turned down a...
NoCo man sentenced to five years in Stark
post office arson
WICHITA — Jon Michael Beth, 20, Stark, has been sentenced on Wednesday to 60 months in federal prison for setting fire to the post office in Stark. He also was ordered to pay $17,341 in restitution.
Beth was indicted in federal court in October 2008 for breaking into his hometown post office in summer 2008 and setting it on fire. The U.S. Attorney’s Office charged him with one count of breaking into a U.S. post office, one count of stealing ...
Presentation explores prehistoric artifacts
FREDONIA — Wilson County Historical Society will host “Pieces of the Past: Kansas History and Prehistory reflected in Artifacts, a presentation and discussion by Donald J. Blakeslee on Saturday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church sanctuary in Fredonia. Those attending are invited to bring local artifacts and Blakeslee will discuss them as time allows. Blakeslee is a professor of Anthropology at Wichita State University wh...
Bad luck turns to good in
Parsons woman’s $5,000 win
TOPEKA – Wendy Bush of Parsons turned her bad luck into good luck TuesdAY when she claimed a $5,000 cash prize playing a $5 Super Red Hot Crossword instant scratch ticket. Bush won her prize by revealing two Black words and four Red words on her ticket.
“I’ve really had bad luck the past few months,” said Bush. “My dog ran away Sunday and my car was totaled earlier this year. That’s just a couple of things that have gone wrong.”