Sen. Jerry Moran
With the Kansas Legislature going into veto session on Monday, Ash Grove Cement Company officials are preparing to submit a new bill asking once again for clarification on the state’s tax codes. This time, however, the language will apply only to cement manufacturing facilities – and the onl…
It’s never easy when death and tragedy strike a small community. It seems even more difficult during this time of year, when we celebrate our thankfulness one month and Jesus’ birth the next. These are times when we are also celebrating our family and friends.
Brush control is a major problem is eastern Kansas. The major species involved are buckbrush, locust, dogwood, hedge, elm, red cedar, brambles, oaks and sumac.
It may be a simple thing, but it’s worthy of recognition and a thank you.
With another successful year behind us, the Chanute Tribune is making some positive and exciting changes in the new year
With another successful year behind us, the Chanute Tribune is making some positive and exciting changes in the new year.
There is one very important reason to elect State Sen. Tom Holland of Baldwin for governor — he has pledged to keep the present formula for funding the public schools. That formula provides enough state aid to school districts such as those in Allen County and the rest of southeast Kansas to…
Kansas voters now have access to a valuable tool to improve judicial accountability. The Kansas Judicial Report Card is an educational, non-partisan evaluation available to Kansas voters in judicial retention elections. The report card is based on independent, confidential surveys of lawyers…
While Mexico will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its independence from Spain next week, Chanute is presenting its 93rd annual Mexican Fiesta this weekend at Santa Fe Park.
Can freedom of speech go too far? Probably not, but how many people believe the followers of Westboro Baptist Church should be allowed to disrupt funerals?
My the schools in my old school system have changed. I walked or rode my bicycle to school nearly everyday from K-9 as a kid in Chanute. I went to kindergarten at Murray Hill and then spent my grade school career at Lincoln Elementary. Of course there was the occasional wintertime ride — (no…
With the start of the 2010-2011 school year just around the corner, many Chanute-area parents have already begun back-to-school shopping for their children.
Motorists traveling to U.S. 169 Highway and the new Chanute High School will benefit from a project begun this week to refurbish Plummer Road from the city limits just south of 14th Street to 35th Street.
On your first birthday, I wrote a letter to you. After a year of many “firsts” – crawling, walking, getting your first tooth, saying your first word – I was overwhelmed with emotion. As is my way, I wanted to put those feelings into words on paper.
As the weather turns warmer, there’s always one thing you can count on.
What is the right number of commissioners to run a city? It will be interesting to find out on Wednesday what the city of Iola thinks.
“There are whole sets of non-issues that are not raised for political debate in Japan, so they don’t filter into the consciousness of most Japanese people.” — Kyle Cleveland, associate professor of sociology at Temple University in Japan
When it comes to the NCAA basketball championship tournament, everybody likes a Cinderella, right?
The Topeka Capital-Journal on a proposed paper-processing fee for Kansas:
A 15-year-old girl was gang-raped a week ago today outside her California school while a homecoming dance was going on inside.
The Chris Cakes Pancake fundraiser raised $2,243 and change last week to benefit the Chanute Elementary PTO.
Anyone with access to a television or internet has heard the saga of Jaycee Dugard, the 29-year-old woman who was abducted at age 11 outside her Lake Tahoe, Calif., home.
After one week of school, my kindergarten student finally has a teacher. Getting to this point has been confusing, stressful and inconvenient for our whole family, but especially for him.
Did you hear the one about the guy who groped Minnie Mouse at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.?
Card-carrying members of the local Elks Lodge will take a vote on Thursday on an issue controversial among its ranks: To smoke or not to smoke.
Since June 25, news coverage has been nonstop about Michael Jackson’s death.
Allen County recently announced it would jump on the bandwagon and start targeting people who tag their vehicles out of state.
The Wichita Eagle, on abortion debate in Wichita: Nobody asked Wichitans whether they wanted their community to become ground zero for the abortion issue — or the “bull’s-eye of the abortion industry,” as one local anti-abortion activist regrettably puts it in the film documentary “What’s the Matter With Kansas?” But the city and the controversial medical procedure became entangled, because Wichita was George Tiller’s home and he was one of a shrinking number of physicians in the United States willing to perform abortions and especially late-term abortions
The Wichita Eagle, on abortion debate in Wichita:
Salina Journal, on abortion and George Tiller’s death: Whatever else can be said about the murder Sunday of Wichita abortion doctor George Tiller, it paints those who have actively tried to shut down his Wichita clinic as a dangerous group willing to resort to murder
Salina Journal, on abortion and George Tiller’s death:
The Garden City Telegram, on Beef Empire Days: Southwest Kansans don’t have to look far to see the beef industry
The Garden City Telegram, on Beef Empire Days:
Graduation: The ceremony of conferring degrees or diplomas, as at a college or school. — www.dictionary.com
While Kansas lawmakers work to address a bleak state budget, Dwayne Umbarger has made sure there’s a bright spot for Kansas children and families.
Here we are on another beautiful spring day. Tulips are popping up all over town and kids are itching to get out of school.
NCCC just completed a Facility Master Plan for the College.
Another local and school board election has passed, and with it, area counties experienced another low voter turnout.
The college basketball season is amped up in March, with the beginning of the 65-team tournament that determines the national champion.
I was at Wal-Mart the other day having my tires checked. The woman behind the counter was trying to let a customer out of the Automotive Department door and couldn’t get the door to open. She became upset and said the word “damn.” I was surprised.
For my daily giggle I log onto the Dumb as a Blog Web site. It’s an entire Web site dedicated to criminals caught doing crazy things.
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