Reported figures on meth labs incomplete
The story published in Saturday’s Tribune contained incomplete numbers on meth-related incidents in Neosho County for the years 2009 through 2011.
The Kansas Bureau of investigation reports distinguish between three types of meth-related incidents: only the chemicals or only the equipment used to produce meth were found, but not both; a dumpsite where the chemical waste and used equipment has been discarded; and a full lab seiz...
Chanute man injured in early morning accident
An injury accident occurred in Chanute just before 2 a.m. Saturday morning.
Timothy James Mishler, 21, Chanute was southbound on S. Evergreen, driving a 1999 Ford Explorer, the Kansas Highway Patrol report said.
The vehicle crossed the northbound lane and struck a curb, then partially rolled and struck a tree. Chris Hayes, 1801 S. Evergreen, heard the crash as he was getting into bed late. The accident occurred j...
Kansas school children asked to help restore ‘Home on the Range’ cabin
Kansas school children are being asked to join the statewide “Coins for the Cabin” effort. Proceeds will help restore and preserve the cabin where the state song, “Home on the Range,” was written 140 years ago.
“It’s not every day we have an opportunity to preserve a significant piece of American history,” said Senator Bob Marshall, R-Fort Scott, who co-sponsored a Senate Resolution for Higley Cabin. “I hope that Kansans across the state will...
25 years ago (1987)
A grand opening is to be held for the new business, Wood ‘N Woodnot, located at 9 E. Main. Ralph and Jackie Scott are the owners. They will sell wooden crafts made by Ralph, and other items on consignment.
50 years ago (1962)
GALESBURG – The sale of Shaw Manufacturing Co. to Bush Hog Mfg. of Selma, Ala., was announced today. The plant will continue to make its line of garden tractors, power mowers and related items. Stanl...
Pitt State lists fall 2012 grads
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg State University has announced its fall 2012 graduates.
Area students receiving degrees:
Altoona —Troy Lawrence Eugene Dannels MS
Chanute — Emily Ann Alonzo MBA, Mark J. Perez MS, Shelli Rae Reed MS
Fredonia — Lindsay Brooke Hershey MBA
Yates Center — Marla K. Sterling MS
Buffalo— David A. Beck BA, Robert D. Eagle BSET
Chanute — Luke J. Bunch BBA, Steven Decoster BST, Douglas Wayne Drybread BBA,...
American Legion state commander lays wreath at Lincoln’s tomb
American Legion state commander Dale Allen, Chanute, and Legion Auxiliary state president Ida Meyres, Bazine, were on hand Sunday, Feb. 12 in Springfield, Ill. to commemorate the birth of President Abraham Lincoln during a wreath laying ceremony at Lincoln’s tomb.
Allen and Meyres represented the Kansas American Legion and Auxiliary at the event.¬†
Allen said 18 other organizations from across the U.S. were o...
Weekend night sky to show crescent moon, planets
Special to the Tribune
Have you noticed the two bright stars in the evening skies? The mild winter weather has been a treat and people are enjoying the evenings outdoors more than they usually do this time of year. People are asking about those two bright stars, and they are neat, but they are not stars, they are planets, and they are going to have a visitor this weekend.
If you wait till the end of twilight, when the sky has becom...
Collecting lifelong hobby for 90-year-old
Virginia Robertson has spent much of her adult life collecting antiques but her collecting hobby began as a child collecting arrowheads on her father’s Finney County farm.
Robertson, who turns 90 on Saturday, was born in Inman, less than 20 miles from Hutchinson. She married the late Fred Robertson who was employed as a traffic clerk for Santa Fe Railroad while Virginia worked 19 years as an accountant at the So...
Cherry Berry slated for March 3 opening
A first-of-its kind yogurt parlor is scheduled to open for business in early March in Chanute.
Cherry Berry Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt will open shop at its Chanute location at 2502 South Santa Fe at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 3.
“We offer over 50 premium rotating healthy and fat-free frozen yogurt flavors and over 50 toppings including fresh fruit,” said owner Bryan Thummel. “The beauty behind Cherry Berry is th...
What may I do for you?
My friends and I were recently discussing our “bucket lists.” This ‘ol Kansas girl has never seen the ocean or a mountain. I said I had never been on a roller coaster either but in retrospect, I have been on a roller coaster ride for a long time. As some of you know, my husband just passed away after a lengthy illness. The ups and downs of it all were indeed an ongoing roller coaster ride. Now what I have to say next sounds like a paid announ...
Chanute native named Fittest over 50 in KC’s Ingram’s Magazine
Lack of activity destroys the good condition of every human being, while movement and methodical physical exercise save it and preserve it.¬† ~ Plato
Mike Green has been on the move for more than 30 years. In fact, sitting still was never on the radar since his junior year at Chanute High School. A standout for the Blue Comets on the gridiron, Green also lettered in wrestling at CHS.
Following his high school ...
Altoona-Midway teacher wins Kansas Earth Science award
The Kansas Geological Society and the Kansas Geological Foundation presented its Kansas Earth Science Teacher award to an Altoona-Midway High School teacher.¬†
Robert E. Pearce, Neodesha, received the award at the organization’s annual banquet Jan. 20 at the Petroleum Club in Wichita. The award included an engraved plaque and a $1,500 check from the Kansas Geological Foundation.¬†
Pearce started teaching earth science in 1985 and now teaches ...
Chamber, museum network at Wichita Women’s Fair
The Chamber of Commerce had good exposure at a booth at the Wichita Women’s Fair this past weekend.
Chamber Director Jane Brophy said the Chamber shared a booth with Fredonia. and the Osa and Martin Johnson Safari Museum.
“The chamber went as part of our tourism outreach,” she said.
The fair ran noon to 8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Brophy said the fair included booths ...
First session of Aerostructures Training Program complete
Seven students participated in the first aerostructures training program facilitated by Neosho County Community College.¬†
The class was held in the aerostructures lab located in the former National Guard armory building from Jan. 20 through Feb. 3 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
During the training, students were introduced to multiple types of aircraft rivets and fasteners and many different types of precision instruments.
Their goals were to...
Project 17 one of three grant recipient finalists
Southeast Kansas may be on its way to receiving $1 million.
Project 17, an intermediate organization representing 17 southeast Kansas counties, has made the final cut along with two other organizations from across Kansas for a $1 million Kansas Leadership Center grant.
The grant will target training and education for 400 leaders of charitable organizations in southeast Kansas – a number of them in Neosho Count...
Kiss A Pig fundraiser ongoing
Kiss A Pig fundraiser for Relay for Life
A Kiss A Pig fundraiser is being conducted for the Relay for Life team at Guest Home Estates 3, 7440 220th Road, Chanute. Residents and staff made donation cans and they have been placed at local businesses. The person who raises the most money, will choose who will Kiss A Pig.
The event is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 3:30 p.m. Piggy snacks and drinks will be available.
Openings available for F...
Ricky Nelson Remembered hits Iola March 10
Ricky Nelson will be honored by his twin sons Gunner and Matthew in a multi-media tribute performance at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 10 at Iola’s Bowlus Fine Arts Center. Tickets are on sale at the BFAC box office.
Ricky Nelson Remembered is a nationwide series of concerts featuring the twin brothers performing the hits of their late father including “Lonesome Town,” “Travelin’ Man” and Nelson’s last hit, “Garden ...
Red Cross honors Diskin at blood drive
ST. PAUL — Last month at the age of 65, Verl Diskin died suddenly.
St. Paul lost a valuable member of the community, and the American Red Cross lost a dedicated blood drive coordinator and longtime blood donor. In fact, last summer Verl Diskin received his 13-gallon pin, and in December 2011, donated his 106th pint of blood.
The St. Paul / Erie Blood Drive will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb, 28 at St. Francis Parish Hall, St. Paul....
Neosho County Extension agent teams with Rotarians in India
Tara Solomon’s five-week trip to India wrapped up Feb, 10 in what she termed “a bittersweet, eye-opening experience.”
Solomon, who lives in Chanute, serves as a district Extension agent for K-State Research and Extension. Her visit to India was part of a Rotary Group Study Exchange. Rotary International holds several exchanges across the United States and other nations.
“Although I’m not a Rotarian, this progra...
County plans meeting on rough track crossing
ERIE — Charles Morse, Road and Bridge Department, and William Cook will be meeting with SKO Railroad officials at 10 a.m. Tuesday on 21st Street, commissioners were told on Friday. The meeting will be in regard to the county’s proposal to straighten out 120th Road so that it does not cross the railroad tracks, thus solving the problem of a rough railroad track crossing.
The commissioners also:
• Heard an update on the pre-construction work be...