Tuesday’s election results — By the numbers
Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees (top three): David W. Peter (incumbent) 1,490, Lori Kiblinger 1,455, Dennis Peters 1,281, USD 413 Board (top four): Kellie Thomen (incumbent) 997, Sean D. Bowman 880, Ross T. Hendrickson (incumbent) 857, Bradley LaRue 880, John Graham 478. City of Chanute (top three): Kevin V. Berthot 813, Gregory W. Woodyard 751, Martha R. McCoy 691, Shannon Uhrmacher 534, Jon M. Odell 260. CUSD 101:...
Next year’s expenses big for USD 413
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter At the USD 413 Board of Education meeting Monday evening the board approved a capital outlay 5-year plan. The plan will serve as a guide for administration and board members. At a special meeting held on March 28 the District Leadership Team suggested items for capital expenditures it would like to see considered within the next five years. Board members prioritized the items, as had been done by the DLT, an...
Berthot, McCoy, Woodyard earn city seats; Bowman, LaRue join USD 413 incumbents
Kevin Berthot, Martha McCoy and Greg Woodyard won seats on the Chanute City Commission in Tuesday’s election. The results are pending provisional ballots and votes will be canvassed at Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Commission. Berthot was the top vote-getter with 813. Woodyard received 751 votes and McCoy 691. The top two vote-getters will serve four-year terms and the third place vote-getter a two-year term. Also in the race were Sh...
Google picks KCK for site
Staff and wire reports The name didn’t come up Chanute when Google, the search engine giant, announced last week it has chosen Kansas City, Kan., as the first place that will get its new ultra-fast broadband network. “Initially we were disappointed,” said Chanute City Manager J.D. Lester of the news, “but really it’s just the beginning. We’re very pleased and congratulate Kansas City. We think we can be a natural extension from that.” He no...
Technology education students win big at international conference; Chanute, St. Paul students on team
PITTSBURG — Three area Pittsburg State University students were among PSU technology education majors returning from spring break with gold and silver. A dozen members of the PSU Technology Education Collegiate Association (TECA) traveled to Minneapolis last week with Professors Mike Neden and Andy Klenke to compete at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) Conference. After competing with 17 other universi...
Michelle’s Angels bring back dodgeball tourney
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter When her sister-in-law Michelle Ranabarger passed in 2002, Marsha Stipp decided to put together a Relay for Life team in her honor. “The year before my sister-in-law died, she went to the Survivor dinner, and we were still dealing with going to Texas and her being on treatments, but she had said she always wanted to do a team. She passed away the next year, so we decided that — in her honor — we woul...
More rust flakes falling at Ash Grove
Ash Grove Cement Company reported this week to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) that rust flakes from its 431-foot metal stack appear to have fallen in areas near its plant in Chanute. According to plant officials, the rust originates from ductwork and the main stack, after the main particulate baghouse. Due to the size and shape of the flakes, and the height at which they are released, they may fall to the ground beyond...
Reception sendoff for Judge Brazil’s retirement
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter After 21 years as Chief Judge in the 31st Judicial District, Judge Timothy Brazil retired on Friday. Although his retirement doesn’t necessarily mean he will be leaving the courtroom altogether. He was appointed Judge Pro Tem by his successor, Judge Dan Creitz, and he will be hearing cases during part of his first week of retirement. Judge Brazil graduated from Chanute High School and Neosho County Communit...
Three new city commissioners to be elected
On Tuesday, Chanute voters will elect three new members of the City Commission. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
There are five candidates in the commission race: Kevin V. Berthot, Martha R. McCoy, Jon M. Odell, Shannon Uhrmacher, Gregory W. Woodyard. None are incumbents.
The top two vote-getters will serve four-year terms and the third place vote-getter will serve a two-year term.
The following is a profile of the candidates:
Five vie for four seats on USD 413 Board
On Tuesday, Chanute voters will elect three members of the USD 413 Board of Education. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. There are five candidates in the commission race: Sean D. Bowman, John Graham, Ross T. Hendrickson (incumbent), Bradley LaRue, Kellie Thomen (incumbent). The following is a profile of the candidates: Bowman: Grew up in Fort Scott and has resided in Chanute since 1996 when employed by USD 413 as a Chemistry and sc...
New downtown business adds fabric to lives
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Main Street’s newest business, Threadworks1, 313 E. Main, has thus far been a huge success in Chanute, with quilters, sewers and crafters flocking to the new location for their large variety of fabrics, sewing notions and lots of other creative options. “It’s been very nice, well received. Everyone has been very nice to work with,” owner Brenda Flowers said. Brenda and her husband, Del Flowers, have oper...
Rent-A-Center matches BBBS donations
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter In a fundraising incentive that began on March 25 Rent-A-Center employees are encouraging customers to support children facing adversity by donating a dollar in exchange for a colorful paper egg to display in the store to recognize their donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters. The program runs until April 23 and Rent-A-Center matches individual donations dollar for dollar up to $100,000. The annual event has r...
CHS students to clean up city for Ecology Day
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Chanute High School students will clean up the city on Wednesday, April 6 for Ecology Day, otherwise known as Earth Day. Teachers and students will scour Chanute, picking up trash and taking it to the landfill in the morning. “We have different routes for each teacher, and they go out all over town and pick up all the trash in town,” said Stugo Advisor Karen Graham. “We just try and clean up the town.” Eco...
NCCC Student Senate sponsors Cystic Fibrosis Walk
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Members of the Neosho County Community College Student Senate have been working hard the past few months to prepare for a Cystic Fibrosis Walk to be held on May 7. The walk, or Great Strides, as it is referred to by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, is a nationwide effort to bring awareness to cystic fibrosis and raise money toward treatment and care options for patients. Cystic fibrosis is a genetic diseas...
College students trek to Safari Museum
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter The Neosho County Community College History Club sponsored an educational trip to the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum Tuesday night. Around 25 students were in attendance to learn about Martin and Osa Johnson. Many had no idea such adventurers hailed from Chanute. Curator Jacquelyn Borgeson was on hand for a personal tour with plenty of details about the Johnsons’ lives and adventures. Scattered throu...
Local caregivers banking on federal dollars
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter A potential pay raise looms on the horizon for caregivers at Tri-Valley Developmental Services. Due to funding cuts in social services they have not received a raise in more than three years and currently they make between $8.05 and $8.61 an hour. Senate Bill 210, which could provide Kansas with federal funds, passed through the Senate last week with a 39-0 vote. After going through a joint effort between th...
Sisters studying in Georgia win design competition
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter SCAD [Savannah College of Art and Design] students and Chanute natives Kaleigh and Kourtney Wilson had a lot to celebrate last week when it was announced that their uniform designs had been chosen to be used by schools in Sierra Leone. The sisters got involved with designing the uniforms through a contest their school held, with first prize being a trip to Turkey to visit Orta Blu, the company that held t...
City OKs flow monitoring study of sewer system
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter City Commissioners decided Monday night to hire a company to do a flow monitoring study on the inflow and infiltration of Chanute’s sewer systems in order to pinpoint the source of the city’s excess waste water flow. “Right now we are pumping about twice as much waste water as what we should,” said Director of Utilities Larry Gates. Average flow rates per capita in Chanute range between 200 gallons per capi...
NCCC opens new campus in Ottawa
Neosho County Community College’s Ottawa campus moved into the brand new facility last week during spring break, and it opened for students on Monday.
Due in part to a $2 million federal grant and much hard work and diligent planning the new, spacious campus is up and running for students as scheduled.
“I couldn’t be happier! I actually never had a doubt that we would open on time,” said Project Manager and Vi...
Health Department readies for Meltdown kickoff
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The Neosho County Health Department has set the kickoff for the county Meltdown program to begin Saturday, April 19. The kickoff will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until noon with a variety of activities happening while attendees record their beginning blood pressure. weight and measurements they will hope to better during the 10-week program. “You’ll come in, starting out, and get your weight, blood press...