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...
The Topeka Capital-Journal on a proposed paper-processing fee for Kansas:
Get the eraser
The Topeka Capital-Journal on a proposed paper-processing fee for Kansas:
Get the eraser.
Maybe even warm up the shredder.
A proposal for the state of Kansas to charge an extra $25 to process a paper income tax return has some serious problems.
The plan’s most alarming flaw is that it threatens to disadvantage two groups of taxpayers who could least afford the extra fee — elderly Kansans who aren’t comfortable with computers and may be livin...
Chocolate part of February festivities
Fun and games are the words for February at the Chanute Public Library. While most of us think it is always fun to be at the library, this February we are adding to the fun with Bingo games and chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! It may be the shortest month of the year, but we are packing as much into it as possible. First, the chocolate! Once again the Friends of Chanute Library are busy choosing delectable chocolate recipes to prepare for t...
A call to the colors
The Chanute Automobile Club is the First local organization to volunteer for enlistment in Governor Capper’s road-making army. The club, by its action last evening, voted to make H. H. McCall, chairman of its good road committee, field marshal or general, or what ever the proper term may be, of the forces of Chanute and Tioga township; and adjourned to meet again Friday evening to complete plans for the mobilization, according to the Chanute ...
A Day in the Life
“You always admire what you really don’t understand.” — Blaise Pascal Not too long ago, I was looking across our Chanute Service Center floor at some of the work taking place and for first time since I started in the field 17 years ago, I wondered what it was like to have a developmental disability. No one is flawless, we all have imperfections, problems or issues and some of us cannot accomplish simple tasks due to medical or environmental...
Chamber needs committee volunteers
This column has to start with congratulations to all the honorees at the Chamber’s annual meeting held last Monday evening. The Partner in Progress honoree was Terri Orozco. She has given so much to our community and it was a privilege to be able to publicly recognize her contributions and ongoing enthusiasm. For several years, the Chamber has presented Public Square Awards that represent the four sectors of the community from Terry Woodbu...
‘Knowledge @ Noon’ series scheduled
With an emphasis on creating healthy lifestyles, the “Knowledge @ Noon” series for 2010 will offer tips and advice on how you can live a healthier life. This program will be a collaborative effort with Neosho and Allen counties.
The majority of Americans increasingly find themselves called upon to manage out-of-the-home work and the needs of personal and family life. Recent studies have reported that most people work more hours than they woul...
Input to be sought about recreation center
On Jan. 13 several members of the Vision Chanute Recreation Action Team attended the monthly meeting of the Chanute Recreation Commission Board of Directors.
We were all excited to hear about the $24,000 grant received from SEK-CAP for equipment and supplies to be used at the new Recreation Center. Jane Brophy, Chanute Chamber Director and Vision Chanute Steering Committee member, along with Jim Rice, Chanute Recreation Director, and J.D. Le...
Fourteen new oil wells
Fourteen oil wells were completed in the Chanute field last week, many of them being good producers. There are few idle right in the field and the indications are that there will be little shutdown during the winter, development being stimulated by the 25 cent advance in the price of crude last week, according to the Chanute Tribune of November 24, 1919. There are always some drawbacks in the oil business, as in all other undertakings, howe...
Sunflower State looks
a lot like high-tax
John Nothdurft Heartland Institute As state governments struggle with budget deficits during the current down economy, it’s instructive to look at how different states are approaching the problem. Some, such as California, are continuing to raise taxes rapidly and are even asking for a federal bailout. Lawmakers in Illinois, unable to raise income tax rates because of overwhelming taxpayer backlash, are borrowing billions of dollars from ...
Special exhibit on display at museum
The start of a new year always brings opportunities. For Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum trustees, staff, and volunteers it is time to plan events and celebrate significant anniversaries. This month marks the 75th anniversary premiere of the Johnsons’ 1935 movie “Baboona.” The 1933-34 “Flying Safari” is arguably their most recognized trip. Martin and Osa Johnson flew two Sikorsky amphibious airplanes 60,000 miles up the length of Afric...
Free credit report, actually free?
We can all probably admit we have watched the goofy, yet catchy ads from freecreditreport.com. Maybe you have even cracked a smile at the plights of these gentlemen portrayed in jingle form. However, if you have obtained a report from this service, it was more than likely followed with some type of charge. Last month was the fifth anniversary of the “free credit report” legislation, which enables all consumers to obtain a free credit repo...
Main Street Chanute
gears up for 2010 activities
Main Street Chanute is starting off with a “bang” for 2010. Goals are being set and workplans are being made.
I want to personally “Thank” Debbie Shields, our President for 2009; Jeff Foster Vice President, Wanda Parish Secretary and Ken Matney Treasurer, for their leadership in 2009 and a job well done. Also, I really appreciate all the hard work that Terri Orozco, Chairman of Organization; Cherryl Olson, Chairman of Promotions; Wanda Pari...
A criminal state of mind
Some criminals are not too bright. It was a dark and snowy night when I discovered two burglars breaking into the church. (Why I was at the church on a snowy midnight is another story.) I don’t know who was the most surprised, the burglars or me. They ran quickly out the door into the night. A snowy night. They ran all the way to their apartment. The police simply followed footprints in the snow. If only all criminals left their footprint...
The importance of written ag leases
We are nearing the time of year when many leases are made or terminated. Lease ground plays an important role in production agriculture in Neosho County. Many producers cannot maintain a viable business without operating through lease arrangements. About 58 percent of the crop acres in southeast Kansas are leased and about 85 percent of the farming operating in Kansas utilize leased land. Due to the high number of leased acres, questions an...
New Ottawa campus in the works
Happy New Year!
This year is going to be a very exciting and busy year for Neosho County Community College. Not only is our enrollment up significantly — 25 percent last summer, 18 percent last fall, and currently 17 percent this spring — but new programs are being developed, we are raising funds to construct our Center for Sustainable Energy addition to Stoltz Hall on our Chanute campus, and our Foundation is going through the processes that...
No chance to make further tax reduction
Erie — A plea for further economics in county government met with consideration from the board of county commissioners here yesterday afternoon, when the governing board met on common grounds as taxpayers, discussed tax problems from all local angles, and reached a conclusion that no avenue was available for making further reductions this year in the county tax levy, according to the Chanute Tribune of September 12, 1931.
Facts concerning all...
Reading, Bingo go hand-in-hand
It is all about the weather – at least 2010 has been so far. We know these warmer days will not last, so remember that it is always warm and dry at the Chanute Public Library and we hope that you will take advantage of our no-charge offerings to help you through the bleak days sure to come. To add a bit of excitement to the new year, the library will be offering its first even Adult Winter Reading Program. Bingo will be the name of our game...