New schools, remodeling
leaves administrators in awe
Steve Parsons Superintendent Each year the excitement rises as we prepare for the start of a new school year. The anticipation of a new school year generates excitement in students, parents and staff as well as those businesses who sell school supplies and children’s clothes. This year the excitement was obvious but it was raised to an even higher level with the anticipation of starting school in a fantastically remodeled middle school, o...
Children will be children
What is the world coming to? I recently read an article about a parent who was “shocked” by her daughter’s modest choice in clothing. To begin the article, she gave an example of a dress she bought her 13-year-old for a friend’s bat mitzvah, “a black concoction with a neckline so low that my condition for buying it was a fill-in-the-gap undergarment. She wasn’t happy about it, but complied.” The next paragraph went on, “This June, for her ...
Time to divide irises, daylilies and peonies
Now that summer is winding down, it is time to divide plants and get them ready for the winter months ahead. Irises, daylilies and peonies are all very popular perennials and can be divided now.
Irises are usually divided in July and August. When dividing irises, it is best to look for a “double fan” – a large root with two leaf fans growing off of it. A plant with a double fan will bloom much quicker – possibly...
Keep it moving …
Tim Fairchild Mayor When I agreed to provide these few articles for the Tribune I had visions of an aching body and blistered fingers. Well this past couple of weeks I have to say that I have luckily dodged this bullet. Since around 1975, 14th and Santa Fe traffic has been managed by basically the same equipment that is hanging on this corner today. For about the last three weeks city crews have been upgrading the equipment at this inters...
Sleeping in church
David N. McCoy Ambassador Christian Church Charles Swindoll, one of my favorite authors and preachers, writes these words in his book “Come Before Winter”: “There isn’t an experienced preacher who hasn’t faced the most incredible (sometimes hilarious) slumbering saints in the pew. I’ve seen them bump their heads on the back of the pew in front of them . . . snore out loud . . . stay seated when everyone else stood up . . . drool on their ...
What makes NCCC so special?
You are fortunate you have a community college in your back yard!
You are fortunate because 60 percent of all the new nurses in the United States and the majority of other health-care workers are educated at the nation’s community colleges.
You are fortunate because 95 percent of businesses and organizations that employ community college graduates recommend community college workforce education and training ...
Letter to the editor
Kansas needs open
Kansas has a primary system in place that begs and pleads to be fixed. The only people who were allowed to vote on candidates were registered Republicans, Democrats, and those who chose to register as Unaffiliated and some stayed away because of this. If the Unaffiliated chose to vote a Republican ballot they were required to fill out a form affiliating themselves with the Republican party and if they wanted t...
Get ready, parents. It’s time to send our little ones — and not so little ones — back to school
Get ready, parents. It’s time to send our little ones — and not so little ones — back to school. The thought of letting go of my daughter’s little hand and sending her through the doors of the new elementary school into her first day of kindergarten fills me with excitement tinged with dread. I love my little one. My husband and I have done what we can to prepare her for this moment. She’s happy and healthy and so very excited to embark on ...
More than 500 caught the ‘Reading Bug’
It’s party time at the Chanute Public Library! And we have lots to celebrate as we end a record-breaking summer. By the time you read this, the 45 middle school youth who completed the summer reading program will have celebrated with a mystery night which included pizza, root beer floats and lots of prizes. The high school youth will be celebrating on Thursday evening with our traditional “drive-in” movie in the park, lots of snacks and more...
City’s in contest for Best Family Town
“It is a problem in equations,” said D. A. Ellsworth of Topeka, concerning the method which would be used to decide what city is entitled to the Stubbs-Horner prizes. Professor Ellsworth is a school man from the word “GO!” as might be conjectured from the way of stating the proposition, according to the Chanute Tribune of April 28, 1915. He and Miss Linna Bresette, deputy state factory inspector, are the judges in the only contest of its kin...
Chautauqua under way
Chanute Historical Society One of a series Chanute’s Chautauqua assembly will begin right away, although the first program will not be given until Wednesday afternoon. This evening though, the leaders of the Junior Chautauqua will be at the park to meet with the young people who will take part in the pageant to be given Monday afternoon of next week, and tomorrow evening there will be a play festival and ticket hunt, to which every one is ...
Baskin Robbins ice cream and the faith community
Shelly Holle First Presbyterian Church I am a thankful collaborator. I think it is wonderful when people with different gifts come together to share their God-given talents and know-how to make something happen. As a member of the original steering committee and then part of the Board of Directors for Faith House, I got to personally experience that great collaboration as those with gifts for construction worked beside those with a backg...
Roberts works to undercut Slattery early
TOPEKA (AP) — Republican Sen. Pat Roberts launched advertising early in an effort designed to prevent his leading Democratic challenger from making a serious run at unseating him. Roberts says he’s not much interested in the strategy behind his re-election campaign because he’s focusing on congressional business, such as energy policy. And he describes his ads as setting the record straight after he’s been attacked by former Rep. Jim Slatte...
Good job, 4-Hers
Lois Carlson Guest columnist Hats off to the Neosho County Fair Board, extension agents, parents and leaders and other supporters who helped make the 2008 county fair a success! At a time when so many things are vying for children and parents time, it is always refreshing to see the family involvement in the 4-H program. As I looked at the schedule and attended several of this years events, I couldn’t help but remember what the county fai...
Dear Heloise: I had your recipe for taco seasoning. Somehow I lost it and cannot find it. Could you reprint it and tell me how much is a serving? -- Jennifer Ferrell, via e-mail Absolutely! The following recipe will make the equivalent of one commercial envelope, so just sprinkle on a little bit for a single serving. You’ll need: 2 teaspoons chili powder Salt, pepper and onion powder to taste Dash of dried oregano, crushed Mix all ingre...
YAC events fulfill goals of Vision Chanute
Vision Chanute Great things are happening as a result of the community support for the work being done by the Vision Chanute Youth Action Committee (YAC). Two events, Friday Nite Flight, held in May, and the June event, Friday Nite Splash, resulted in approximately 80 Middle School youth having fun, safe, and adult supervised activities to attend on Friday nights. Another event, Friday Nite Block Party, is sure to be the biggest and best ev...
August heats up for Chamber activities
Jane Brophy Chamber Director August is a busy month for the Chamber with events kicking off the month as well as wrapping things up. This Saturday, Aug. 9, more than 20 teams will participate in the Chamber golf tournament. A 9 a.m. shotgun start will kick off the 8th annual tourney at Quarry Stone. Chamber board member Clint Isaac has done a terrific job in lining up corporate sponsors, hole sponsors and teams. His organization and enth...
Letter to the editor
Take caution introducing new school to elementary kids If one travels around Chanute and looks at our new schools, newly built and remodeled, you are just in awe. Aside from our worries about our high taxes we have to be proud of these facilities. We now need to work on ways to provide a strong economic environment and good job opportunities to get young families with children to want to have incentive to stay and to participate in commun...
Letter to the editor
No decisions made on rebuilding Stark Postal Office Last week the tragedy in Stark, Kan., raised concern about the future of an important feature in the community. I was very sorry to hear that a fire of suspicious origin desecrated the Stark Postal Office. This building is a significant asset to the functioning and standing of Stark and the surrounding communities. Many of you have contacted my offices and voiced individual concern reg...
in Kline’s race
in Johnson County
AP Political Writer
OVERLAND PARK (AP) — Cookies and snacks are plentiful, but the 30 or so people who’ve gathered in a suburban living room have come to hear Phill Kline explain why he should keep the Johnson County district attorney’s job.
They’re not doubters. Instead, they want information to pass along to family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Kline relates unsettling incidents involving sexual predators and lists initiati...