NCCC blood drive surpasses goal
Neosho County Community College had a successful 6th annual Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, April 16. With a quota of 46, the goal was exceeded with a total of 51 units.
From staff, Tracy Rhine, co-chair, to students, to volunteers is what it takes to have a successful drive, said Teri Showalter, co-chair.
She went around personally to staff offices, sent emails, visited classrooms, made reminder calls and involved athletes along with their...
Once in a lifetime
Madison Dispensa Royster Middle School April 1, 2010 at 7 p.m started the best night ever, when my friend Samantha and I got to go to the Taylor Swift concert at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita. First, we waited in line for souvenirs for about 30 minutes. Then we went to go find our seats in section 108. We sat for about 30 minutes, and then Gloriana came out as the opening act, followed by an announcement for a meet-and-greet after Kellie...
— Buffalo city wide garage sale
Saturday, April 24
— Buffalo city wide garage sale.
— Business Expo at Neosho County Community College, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
— Weatherization seminar, presented by Neosho County Community College in conjunction with the City of Chanute, 1 to 3 p.m. at NCCC’s Sustainable Energy laboratory house at 7th and Santa Fe. Topics will include new and replacement windows and doors along with weatherization of current or older windows and doors.
— Grant ...
Tips make kitchen work easier
It is interesting to note many of the so called “Kitchen Secrets” that our mothers and grandmothers knew. Somewhere along the way, today’s young homemakers have failed to learn some of these secrets. I have seen some of them added to community cookbooks. Sometimes some of them show up in household columns in newspapers and magazines but still, it doesn’t hurt to relate some of them from time to time, just as simple reminders. Iced tea or co...
Month of September in Kansas Library
Association calendar uses safari theme
Stu Butcher Tribune editor Hey, who is that sitting on the lion with Osa Johnson? Kim Rutter, library consultant for the Southeast Kansas Library System, took part in a calendar project for the Kansas Library Association, The theme of the calendar is “Kansas Librarians Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before” and made its debut at the KLA conference in Wichita, April 7. “I was featured in the September 2011, calendar picture,” Rutter said. ...
City, Rec hammer out details at work session
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Both entities agreed by consensus to cap recreation commission’s repair responsibilities Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A proposed lease agreement between the city and Chanute Recreation Commission covering the new Chanute Recreation Activities Center, ball diamonds and other facilities was the focus of discussion Wednesday evening at a special work session between the recreation commission and Chanute...
NCCC opens weatherization lab at Lincoln and Santa Fe
Ever wonder what’s going on at the jog at Seventh between Lincoln and Santa Fe?
One house is gone and the other is the temporary home of Neosho County Community College’s Sustainable Energy Laboratory.
Brenda Krumm, dean of outreach and workforce development at NCCC, said grant funding has provided for weatherization training.
The house was built in 1920 and offers needs in such areas of poor insulation and drafty w...
Cindy Neises Heritage Health Care Administrator Rep. Jerry Williams, D-Chanute, visited constituents at Heritage Health Care Center this week to discuss and further explain the Provider Assessment Tax that is under full discussion in the House. He and Mayor Ed Cox discussed the benefits of this relief to nursing facilities across Kansas in an effort to restore the 10 percent cuts to Medicaid reimbursement of Jan. 1, 2010. The Provider As...
State unemployment rate up one-tenth percent
Economist says labor market will need above-average increases to make up losses
The unemployment rate throughout the state rose slightly in March, but in Neosho County it remained the same.
According to March Kansas Department of Labor estimates, the state unemployment rate was 6.9 percent, up from 6.8 percent in February and 6.6 percent in March 2009.
Neosho County’s jobless rate remained steady at 8.8 percent, which was down from 9.1 perce...
Longtime retired teacher celebrates 99th
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Longtime music educator Margaret Hollenshead has been retired just about as many years, 34, as she taught in Chanute schools, 35. That’s a lot of years and it accounts for her celebrating her 99th birthday today. Mrs. Hollenshead is more than a faint memory for students attending elementary school in Chanute. Remembrances include music programs in the Chanute Memorial Auditorium, complete with choir robes and p...
Where did the smile go?¬†
Do you think Jesus smiled?¬† I do.¬† I think that Jesus laughed. A lot. Which brings me to my point: have you noticed that few artists show Jesus smiling? There are paintings of a stern Jesus. Stained glass windows show a stoic Jesus and there are drawings of a weeping Jesus. But there is not much art of Jesus smiling or laughing. ¬† Jesus certainly laughed with the children as they sat on his lap. He welcomed them. If he was stern or i...
It was another good day of racing in Urbana. In the first race the 5-8 year-old class saw Trey Stipp and Jaycob Folk on the front row for a 15- lap feature. As the green flag dropped, Stipp launched out in the lead and was determined not to look back and that’s just what he did. The race in this class was between Folk and Jayman Rice as they swapped positions back and forth. When the checkered flag dropped, it was Stipp winning h...
pleads no contest
Assistant Managing Editor
The case against Chanute resident Harold Harmon, 41, has been resolved.
Originally, Harmon was accused of two counts of aggravated indecent liberties with a child under 14. A four-day trial in January ended with a hung jury.
On Tuesday, Harmon pleaded no contest to a single count of misdemeanor child endangerment.
“It was a resolution th...
St. Paul DU chapter
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun ST. PAUL — When someone dies, they are no longer physically present, but their memory lives on in those whose lives they have touched. While 20-year-old Andrew R. Schibi may not have graced this earth long, he leaves a lasting imprint in the hearts and minds of loved ones and friends. Memorializing someone who has died is a common means by which family and friends honor those lost and commemorate that person’...
— The Chanute Community Development Office is hosting a public meeting, 6 p
Today, April 22 — The Chanute Community Development Office is hosting a public meeting, 6 p.m. in the Alliance Room. A panel from the Kansas State Historical Society will be presenting information that is helpful for persons who are interested in preserving and maintaining buildings of historical significance to the community. Thursday, April 22 — Birthday dinner at Senior Citizen Center, noon, 1717 W. Main. — TOPS KS 779, weigh-in 5 p.m...
Tribune staff Each April the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce & Office of Tourism and Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum collaborate for the annual Safari Days Festival. A Chamber Business Expo is held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the campus of Neosho County Community College. In addition to the business vendors showcasing their merchandise and services, activities such as a giant slide are included for the kids. In downtown...
School board considers budget reduction proposals
No action was taken Monday evening, but item will likely be on May agenda Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter About $380,000 in proposed budget reductions will be up for consideration at the Chanute USD 413 Board of Education’s regular May meeting. At a work session Monday evening, the school board discussed trimming expenditures by $380,000 in anticipation of likely state funding cuts from the Legislature. “They will not have a significan...
Guard benefits topic of talk at Iola restaurant
Iola Register IOLA — The families of 2,700 Kansas National Guardsmen actively deployed around the world have an assortment of needs, Dave Fehr of Chanute told a group of retired military veterans Saturday morning at The New Greenery Restaurant. Fehr, family assistance coordinator for Kansas Employer Support for the Guard and Reserve, spoke primarily about health and life insurance for both active and retired military personnel. Fehr is on...
— Free blood pressure and blood sugar screening, 9 to 10 a
Today, April 21 — Free blood pressure and blood sugar screening, 9 to 10 a.m., Grant Community Center hospitality room, Stark. — Neosho County Agency Resource Team (NCART), noon, NCCC Oak Room. —“Volunteers are Gems” SEK-RSVP banquet, 3 p.m. Central Park Pavilion. Special food and entertainment is being provided as well as gifts donated by Hallmark Inc. — Chanute City Commission/Chanute Recreation Commission work session, 7 p.m. Chanute ...
Three-term incumbent Bill Otto, R-Le Roy, filed last week for re-election to the Kansas House of Representatives.
“The last two years in the House have not been much fun with good people out of work and budget problems all over,” Otto said in a press release. “My experience in school finance and children’s issues are very important to the people of Kansas.
“I am a little excited that the next election could bring more people to the Legislat...