Safari Museum celebrates
Johnsons 100th anniversary
Tickets are now available at the museum for our annual gala fundraiser party. Everyone is invited to celebrate the Johnsons’ 100th wedding anniversary at The Venue from 6-11 p.m. on April 10! You do not need to be a museum member to attend. Tickets are $40 each. The event includes dinner, the always popular auction, and dancing to the music of Two Classics from Topeka. This special occasion is highlighted by Martin and Osa (a.k.a. Paul Myer...
Opting out — phone, mail and credit offers
I don’t think anyone would argue that being bombarded by solicitations can be extremely inconvenient. I would like to share with you some resources for opting out of such unwanted solicitations. The National Do Not Call Registry allows you to register both land lines and cell phones online at https://www.donotcall.gov or over the phone 1 (888) 382-1222 - calling from the number you are registering). Registration is free and used to be effec...
When grief surprises you
I have been out-of-sorts this week. Even a little grumpy. I’ve had that impatient involuntary sigh that comes when things are just not right. My creativity has been nil. And my sermon for Sunday is a mess. I’ve wondered all week what was going on. The sun has been shining, usually I find that energizing. Then Nancy reminded that mom’s birthday was this week. Mom died over three years ago. That’s when the puzzle came together then the tears...
What is that I smell?
Was it a gas leak? A terrorist attack? What caused 110 people in an office building in Ft. Worth Texas to seek medical help? Thirty-four were hospitalized. Twelve rushed by ambulance from a Bank of America building. Panic began when two employees became dizzy and nauseous after smelling suspicious fumes. The fumes? It began with an employee spraying on perfume. When announced over the intercom that two employees had become ill from the s...
Gone too far?
Donna Simpson, a 42-year-old mom from New Jersey, is bucking to be named Guinness Book of World Records’ world’s fattest woman. If she can’t get that title, she’ll settle for world’s fattest mom, a goal she has already attained. Simpson tips the scales at 600 pounds now, she says. She hopes to reach 1,000 pounds over the next two years. She takes in about 12,000 calories a day in order to reach her goal, the amount Olympic gold medalist Mic...
Fine print in health care bill
could cost families more in the end
One of the most often cited reasons for passing health care reform is the problem of costs - health insurance costs and health care costs. Everyday, many Americans face difficult decisions about whether to continue to pay for health insurance when their premiums are increasing or how to pay for health care - sometimes a life-saving intervention - that isn’t covered. With costs skyrocketing, it can be too much to bear for the family budge...
to have milk
The Webster Parent-Teacher Association at its meeting last evening took up the matter of arranging so children whose weight is below normal can have milk to drink at recess time. A committee, consisting of Mrs. W. K. Mathis, Mrs. N. J. Siler, Mrs. M. C. Taylor and Mrs. John G. Hemphill, was appointed to represent the parents and cooperate with the teachers, according to the Chanute Tribune of February 15, 1922. The proposition was brought b...
Enough is enough
Over the past two weeks, clients and employees of Tri-Valley have been visiting with our legislators in Topeka to spread the message that “Enough is Enough,” the theme of our 2010 advocacy campaign. Client and staff had shirts made with the theme printed on the front with the Tri-Valley logo prominently displayed below the theme. We wanted legislators to know that we have had enough cuts and they are having a detrimental effect on the client...
Things to know when
visiting volcano area
A visit to Hawaii, the Big Island in the Hawaiian Island chain, must include a visit to the volcano area. That means a visit to Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. There are some things that visitors need to be aware of. The first thing you need to do is to acquaint yourself with the park and the unique challenges it can have for the visitor. First of all, expect changeable weather. At 4,000 feet elevation the Kilauea summit can be rainy or ch...
City wins big damage suit
The jury decided against Mrs. Mary Shaw of Petrolia in her suit for $25,000 damages against the City of Chanute and Frank Cox because of injuries she received when a motor car in which she was riding plunged under a house on moving blocks in North Grant avenue. The verdict was returned late yesterday afternoon according to the Chanute Tribune on March 2, 1922. The case was one of four filed by occupants of the car. Each asked $25,000, a tot...
Private pesticide applicator licensing available
In order to purchase a restricted use pesticide and/or apply it on your property, you must have a private pesticide applicators license. The term “pesticide” can include herbicides, fungicides or insecticides for use in home gardening, agricultural practices or right of ways. Under the law, pesticide uses that will not damage or cause very little damage to the environment when used as labeled can be classified as general uses. Uses that cou...
tonight at old CHS
Today, is the day!! Last month the Vision Chanute article indicated we were in the process of planning a Community Conversation to discuss how the Chanute Recreation Commission could enhance the offerings and activities held at the new recreation center. Arrangements are complete! If you have read the paper lately you have seen our advertisement on the back page for the Community Conversation as well as an article on the front page describi...
A lucky strike in oil field
Harry Scott, N. S. Jones and Hugh Jones of this city are successfully developing oil property five miles east and seven miles north of Chanute. They now have five wells, four of which are oilers and one a gasser, and are completing the installation of a pumping plant, which will be ready for operation in a day or so, according to the Chanute Tribune of June 14, 1909.
The first well started off at 135 barrels. The Prairie Oil and Gas Company h...
Main Street working to help
This year is going fast and Main Street is working to make a difference in downtown.
I want to thank the volunteers for serving on the board or on a committee for 2010. We will never turn down a volunteer, so if you are interested in becoming part of an organization that makes a difference, please let me know.
We have changed the name of our Economic Restructuring Committee to Business Development Committee to make it a little more people-fri...
ask for bids
The Presbyterians are advertising for bids on their new church to be built on the corner of West Main street and North Steuben avenue. The plans of Architect James Roberts of this city have just been accepted, and work will be started shortly after July 1st. The structure will most likely be of what is technically termed rustic random rubble range, and the building with its splendid location is one that would be a credit to any city. It wil...
Centennial of Johnsons’ wedding
theme of museum’s annual gala
The centennial of Martin and Osa Johnsons’ 1910 wedding is the theme of the museum’s annual gala party. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 10. This promises to be another fun event. Please join us as Martin and Osa (a.k.a. Paul Myers and Ann Smith) renew their wedding vows. There will be a “wedding” cake, reception, dinner, dance, and auction to support the couple’s favorite cause — the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum.
Everyone is i...
The First United
The First United Brethren Church will dedicate its handsome new house of worship next Sunday, September 12, 1915. Members of the other churches will participate in the ceremonies, the Methodist and the Christian people joining in the morning service and the Presbyterian and the First Baptist people in the evening service. The services will be conducted by Rev. J. M. Phillippi of Dayton, O., editor of the Religious Telescope.
The dedication wi...
A Chanute story of three generations, Part 2
Editor’s note: The following is from some research on three generations of a Chanute family. The material comes from past Tribune items and an interview with Laura Klingner in 1986. This is the second installment in the series. Jim Whaley Guest columnist First automobile “1 Chanute, Kansas” proclaimed an automobile tag, displayed on a wall of their home, and Laura proudly explains: “My father had the first automobile in Chanute, and at ...
A Chanute story of three generations, Part I
Editor’s note: The following is from some research on three generations of a Chanute family. The material comes from past Tribune items and an interview with Laura Klingner in 1986. This is the first installment in the series. Jim Whaley Guest columnist They lived the full life. They survived the ups and downs of the oil production industry and were conscious of living the good life. They lived through the instability of location of assi...
Valentine’s Day dates as far back as 496 A.D.
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Feb. 14 is the day when couples express their love and affection to one another. This special holiday dates as far back as 496 A.D. The holiday honors the work and memory of Valentine, one of more early Christian Martyrs named Valentine. Usually referred to as, St. Valentine’s Day. Expressions of love are shown in a variety of ways but most popular is the giving of flowers, especially roses, candy, e...