Third annual Scrapping for Kathy to be held March 31
The third annual Scrapping for Kathy will be held in the Humboldt High school cafeteria and old gym Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The event was established to support the Kathy Young Memorial Scholarship fund that Kathy’s family set up after her death.
Young taught at HHS 23 years. Students always knew they could go to Kathy for encouragement and help when needed. Kathy was also well known for her love of scrapbooking, quilting and sew...
Semi-annual Enchilada Day offers south-of-the-border fare
BUFFALO — It takes 1,200 pounds of ground chuck, 850 pounds of shredded cheese, a large volume of other assorted ingredients, two days to cook the meat, six more days to roll the shells and more than 500 hungry patrons to pull off Buffalo’s First United Methodist Church Enchilada Day held Wednesday.
“This has grown considerably over the years,” said event organizer Marilyn Millikan. “We hold this twice a year in...
3rd 9 weeks honor roll
Aidan Collins, Cole Criss, Drake Harrington, Ashlyn Herridge, Sam Neeley, Madison Riebel, Riley Schmidt, Drew Schoendaller, Blake Walker, Camille Wood
Emma Carson, Andrew Comstock, Jada Dangerfield, Natalie Davis, Addison Hart, Kady Hart, Trenton Heisler, Angelina Keidel, Bradley Loftis, Thane Meadows, Jessica Myers, Jurnee Rutledge, Katie Scheimann, Clay Shannon, Jailynn Sinclair, Cameron Wells, Kenna...
Chanute Christian Academy
2012/2013 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
Blaze Bridges, Avery Feeback, Faith Fewins, Micah Johnson, Byron Kneisler, Jackson Moore, Carissa Schoonover, Courtney Schoonover, Mike Stanley, Anthony Wendt
Isaac Burton, Carley Cowen, Emma Duff, Karsin Holland, Abigail Stephenson
Olivia Daugharthy, Nathan Stanley
Kaleb Bradford, Ethan Henry, Kali Kaufman
Blake Bancroft, Aaron R...
Proposed state budget amendment could
impact local disability and aging agencies
Governor Sam Brownback has announced an education campaign that seeks to address proposed changes to KanCare, a statewide Medicaid reform effort. His announcement came in a release by the Governor’s Office Tuesday.
According to the release, the package also includes additional funding to streamline billing procedures to ensure a smooth transition for Kansas Medicaid providers to the new KanCare system.
Law Enforcement Seminar set in Parsons
PARSONS — Labette Community College will be holding a Law Enforcement Seminar on April 25-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the main campus in Parsons. Sessions during the seminar include: Probation & Parole Supervision, Surviving a Natural Disaster, Racial Profiling, Human Trafficking, and One-Pot Meth.
“Probation & Parole Supervision” will be presented by local probation and parole professionals regarding information designed to help law enforcem...
Legislators talk about taxes, other issues at coffee
PARSONS — All three state legislators representing Labette County are concerned about Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to eventually eliminate the income tax in Kansas, especially if it comes at the expense of higher property taxes.
State Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, and Reps. Richard Proehl, R-Parsons, and Jerry Williams, D-Chanute, discussed legislative issues with Labette County residents Saturday morning during a ...
— Enchilada Day at Buffalo United Methodist Church, Corner of Micro-Lite and Main, 11:30 a
Today, March 14
— Enchilada Day at Buffalo United Methodist Church, Corner of Micro-Lite and Main, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eat in, give donation. Meal to go $5.25. Single enchilada $2.25 ($27 dozen).
— The CHS class of 1950 monthly get-together, noon, at MoGedis.
— Lois Carlson will be presenting ideas for day or weekend trips within 100 miles of Chanute at the Chanute Public Library at 4 p.m.
— Chanute Recreation Commis...
Ledgers, manual fall to wayside in court career
Judy Froehlich has seen many changes since taking a job in the county courthouse in 1978. Now Neosho County District Court Clerk, Froehlich is retiring at the end of this week after 33 years.¬†
Froehlich started working for the court in 1978 and became the clerk in 1990.¬†She said the job has changed in many ways, but especially in the use of technology.
“When I first started we had electric typewriters but no memo...
Santorum top vote-getter in SEK GOP caucus
PARSONS — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won the Southeast Kansas Republican Presidential Caucus Saturday morning in Parsons by nearly 200 votes over Mitt Romney.
According to the voting statistics, 613 registered Republicans in Labette, Neosho, Cherokee, Wilson and Allen counties cast ballots in the caucus at Parsons Municipal Auditorium. About 650 people attended the caucus.
Redemption’s Call, a local gospel ...
Local optometrist publishes first book with abuse theme
A long-time local optometrist has added the job of author to his impressive resume. Dr. Bill Vietti, who operates a private optometry practice in Chanute, has just released his first novel, “The Other Side of Someday.” The subject matter is intriguing, following the life of a young man who was sexually molested by his father since early childhood and eventually murders his father.
According to a synopsis, “The O...
Humboldt middle school
3rd 9 Weeks Honor Roll
Humboldt Middle School
All A honor roll
Rayce Hoepker, Aspen Lawson, Matthew Lea, Morgan Lea, Kira McReynolds, Colton Riebel, Anna Whitcomb
Principal’s honor roll
Matthew Arana, Cara Bartlett, Padyne Durand, Paige Durand, Layton Gillespie, Raven Gillespie, Hannah Hudlin, Joe Kline, Jason Mangold, Makaylah McCall, Kendra McNutt, Daylon Splane, Kylie Splechter, Breckon Sutherland, Griffin Voorhies, Tilar Wells
Seeing numerous Bradford Pear trees in full bloom today is a welcome sign that spring may finally be on its way!
The Buffalo seniors met Tuesday, March 5 for their monthly luncheon and business meeting. Thirteen members and two guests enjoyed a delicious roast beef dinner. We sang happy birthday to Amy Corbin and Charlie Heidner.
The business meeting was presided over by President Sue Robinson. Old business discussed:
**Pat, Dee and Judy Joyc...
County estimates mill levy if Legislature passes bill
At Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners, CHAIRMAN Nicholas Galemore reported he had County Appraiser David Thornton run some numbers on how much Neosho County’s mill levy would increase if Senate Bill 317/House Bill 2501 pending in the 2012 Kansas Legislature would pass.
The commissioners spoke to Thornton on speakerphone. It was estimated passage of this bill would reduce the county’s total assessed commercial valuat...
Contract awarded for Student Union renovation at NCCC
The NCCC Board of Trustees Thursday awarded the Student Union/Gymnasium Restrooms/Fire Suppression Design/Build contract to Loyd Builders of Ottawa.This contract for $345,084 completely renovates the men’s and women’s restroom in the Student Union and the bathrooms in the gym locker rooms. It also installs a sprinkler system in the gym to bring the facility up to the latest fire codes which, in turn, allows for “away” bleachers on the mezzani...
CHS teacher to participate in science research program
A Chanute High School science teacher has been accepted into a research program funded by the National Science Foundation
Brian Gahagan, who primarily teaches biology at Chanute High School, will be participating in Research Experiences for Teachers: Shaping Inquiry from Feedstock-to-Tailpipe, a partnership between the University of Kansas and the Southeast Kansas Educational Service Center-Greenbush. He will be p...
K-State’s ‘Walk Kansas for Kids’ family-friendly move toward health
Kansas State Extension
MANHATTAN – There’s no need for more wishful thinking. Children who’ve enjoyed tagging along with parents in K-State’s Walk Kansas program can now participate in Walk Kansas for Kids.
The program is modeled after K-State’s adult fitness challenge, with added age-appropriate goals, said Tanda Kidd, K-State Research and Extension nutrition and physical activity specialist who has developed resources for the program.
Tax bills debated from both sides
Kansas bills would decrease taxes for businesses, increase for homeowners
This is the last of a two-part series on the impact of these bills on Neosho County.
While officials around the state await action on two bills in the Kansas Legislature, the overall effect on Neosho County taxpayers is unknown at this time. But House Bill 2501 and Senate Bill 317 may not make it out of committee during this session.
Court of Appeals to be in session in Yates Center, Iola
A three-judge panel of the Kansas Court of Appeals will travel to Iola and Yates Center Monday and Tuesday to speak to high schools and then hear oral arguments in eight appeals and consider the merits of 10 others that will be submitted on the briefs without argument.
Judges Karen Arnold-Burger, Thomas E. Malone, and Stephen D. Hill will speak to students at Iola High School and Yates Center High Schools on Monday and then be in session at t...
Testimony to taxation committees:
Testimony was given Feb. 1 to the House Taxation and Senate Assessment and Taxation Committees. Randy Pryor, plant manager at Ash Grove Cement in Chanute, testified (in part) as follows:
“Thank you for the opportunity to speak in favor of SB 317, which we consider to be an important clarification to the Kansas tax code. Our company, the Kansas and Chanute chambers, of which we are a member, and the business community support this bill because...