Letter to the Editor
Edwards mistaken about clerk’s budget shortfall In regards to the report in Saturday’s Tribune of the Neosho County Commission meeting on Friday 27, 2008: There is perhaps something that should be pointed out. Royce Edwards, Neosho County Commissioner stated that the bulk of the $16,000 projected shortfall in the 2008 County Clerk’s personal service (payroll) portion of the budget was due to the Neosho County Budget being approved before t...
Lazy days of summer nonexistent at NCCC
Ah! Summer. Busy. Busy. Busy.
You would think that summer would be a time to relax at the College.
It seems like we are busier in the summer than we are during the regular academic year. We now have classes scheduled all year long — fall, spring, summer, and all the days in-between. Our second summer semester will begin the week of June 30. Courses include English Composition II, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Principles of Strength Train...
Letter to the Editor
Know the facts about VanMeter It is great that Iris VanMeter wants to run for the Kansas Senate, but it is deplorable that she began her campaign with a statement full of ridiculous distortions about what happened in Topeka since the time incumbent Sen. Dwayne Umbarger took office. Specifically it is totally irresponsible to compare today’s state spending level — which includes the statewide school levy — to the state levy in 1992 — a peri...
Main Street displays show Chanute history
Sharon Stirewalt Main Street Chanute Main Street Chanute has begun a project of community displays in the empty storefronts downtown. We have set up a railroad display in the windows of the former Shade Tree building. There will be more displays in the future such as the Mexican Fiesta and Chanute Baseball to inform the public about Chanute’s history. Since putting the railroad display in the windows there have been many railroad accounts ...
It is time to earn your MD
Pastor Tom Eastman First Christian Church I am aware that many of you reading this message have seen hard times. I am also aware that there have been times that have been harder in the past than they have been now. But there is something about the last few years that has been eroding away at the financial and spiritual foundation of many families in our area, and they need help. As a person of faith I am keenly aware that to serve Christ...
OK after water leak
Conrad Froehlich Safari Museum Director As many of you know the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum had a major water leak on May 25. A corroded plug blew out from a half-inch water line (part of our humidity control system) in the attic of the depot building. The result was a cascade of water coming down through the west side of the 2nd floor Johnson Exhibition and 1st floor office, hallway, and Wild Side (children’s space). Thankfully ...
Letter to the Editor
Stand up for America As a military retiree, I have the privilege of flying on military flights. On an airplane taking families of MIA’s to a meeting in Washington, D.C., I met a young man who had a brother who was a crew chief on a helicopter that was shot down during the first year of combat in Vietnam. He was still in school at the time. The young man graduated from high school and told his father he would like to join the Marine Corps, ...
Winners in the forum contest
The Prize Winners:
First – Mrs. Arthur Carter, 217 North Grant Avenue, Chanute
Second – Mrs. Harry Smith, Chanute
Third – Mrs. Judith Campbell, Shaw, R.F.D. No. 1
Fourth – Miss Mabel LaSalle, Chanute, R.F.D. No.5
The foregoing, in the opinion of the judges, were the authors of the four best letters in The Tribune forum on the question, “Is Country Life preferable to City Life for a Woman?”
There were sixty-three letters in competition, and th...
Changes in store
The Tribune has entered a new phase of leadership and with it comes a new look and revamped pages. What does this mean, you say? Today kicks off our effort at a redesigned, updated and more local Opinion page. There is a catch, though. Instead of five days a week, we will cut back to two days. From now on Opinion news will be found in the Wednesday and Saturday editions of the Trib. But don’t worry, we will definitely publish Tuesday, Thurs...
Master Gardener training
coming to Neosho County
Neosho county residents have a great opportunity this fall to participate in an outstanding horticulture program. The Master Gardener training will be held in Chanute starting September 19th and will last for eight consecutive Friday’s. The Master Gardener program is a volunteer program in which K-State Research and Extension “trades” classroom training for volunteer time. I have personally taken the Master Gard...
Gas at $4 brings promises, pandering
Tom Raum Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Like two rival filling-station owners across the highway in long-bygone price wars, Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and Republican Sen. John McCain keep putting up flashy signs and offering new incentives in hopes of attracting customers battered by $4 gas prices. McCain is offering a summer break from the 18.4-cent federal gasoline tax, and holding out the promise of more offshore drilling ...
Wearing the victim hat is becoming trendy
Leonard Pitts Tribune Media Services Someone is going to think this column is racist. That person -- he or she will be white -- will be unable to point to so much as a semicolon that suggests I believe in the native superiority of my, or any other, race. Rather, the accusation will be based in the fact that the column discusses race, period. It’s a phenomenon I’ve seen many times, most recently when a friend of mine told me that a friend...
Who’s afraid of a headscarf?
Mitch Albom Tribune Media Services With all the problems facing this country, the issue of “who sits where” shouldn’t rank very high. But last week it did, after two Muslim women were denied seats behind Barack Obama at his rally at Detroit’s Joe Louis Arena, seats that would have placed them in full view of the TV cameras broadcasting his speech. The women were moved away, they said, because they wore a hijab, the traditional Muslim hea...
Healthy animals mean healthy food
Kansas Farm Bureau
The stereotypical image of the family farm complete with red barn, a few layers (chickens) scratching in the yard, some pigs wallowing in the mud and contented cows chewing their cuds in the field isn’t commonplace anymore. Neither is the farm as a sterile, mechanized emotionless “food factory” an accurate picture.
Today, raising livestock on the farm or ranch is a dynamic, specialized profession that has pro...
The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Ky., on the constitutional rights of Guant√°namo detainees: It would be difficult to exaggerate the importance of Thursday’s Supreme Court ruling that prisoners at Guant√°namo Bay have a constitutional right to go before a federal judge and challenge their detention. The decision, by a narrow 5-4 margin, upholds the principle of habeas corpus, a pillar of American justice. By denying its application to the...
Kathleen Parker Tribune Media Services WASHINGTON — The only thing more tedious than doing housework is reading about housework. Yet with the gritty determination of a committed obsessive-compulsive, I plowed through an 8,000-word New York Times Magazine expose on the current state of gender equity in the American home: “When Mom and Dad Share It All.” Apparently, men and women are still not equal partners. In fact, they’re so unequal ...
Letter to the editor
Local business owner lauds police work As a Chanute business owner for many years I would like to express my deep appreciation of our local police department. Over the years there have been many occasions for the Chanute PD to respond to our business location, and they continue to do so in a timely and professional manner. Twice in the past few weeks during the night, officers have alerted us to unsecured doors or unauthorized individuals...
Credit card fees: Some gas
stations say ‘no more’
Tom Breen Associated Press Writer CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When gas station manager Roger Randolph realized it was costing him money each time someone filled up with $4-a-gallon gas, he hung a sign on his pumps: “No more credit cards.” He may be the first in West Virginia to ban plastic, but gas station operators nationwide are reporting similar woes as higher prices translate into higher credit card fees the managers must pay, squeezing ...
The Kansas City Star, on recent tornadoes:
Boy Scouts attending leadership training at the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in western Iowa were prepared for bad weather. They had practiced an emergency drill at camp. They took cover as they saw the storm coming.
But after a violent tornado recently ripped through their camp, tragedy was apparent. Four young Scouts were dead and many more injured, some seriously.
The youths and their leaders immediat...
From the microfilm files of the Chanute Tribune as prepared by the Chanute Historical Society. Not much out of the ordinary happened in Chanute the past year according to the Chanute Tribune of January 2, 1922. In spite of adverse circumstances, considerable progress was made. The assessor’s reports showed a gain in population of 435, and the taxable wealth of the city increased $58,213. The adverse circumstances included a radical slump i...