Sunflower Quilters’ show in Iola
IOLA — The Sunflower Quilters Guild’s 2010 Quilt Show will be Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18 at Iola Middle School, 600 East Street.
Hours Saturday are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday hours are noon to 3 p.m. Admission: $3
Beautiful quilts will be on display — pieced, appliqu√©d, large and small hand and machine quilted.
There are 198 entries.
Visitors will be invited to vote for a favorite quilt on Saturday.
A great variety of items wi...
Grant to provide for hiking-biking trail
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The city has received a $75,000 grant from the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks to construct a hiking-biking trail from the north part of Chanute to Katy Park, City Manager J.D. Lester told the Chanute City Commission at its regular meeting Monday night. In addition, Ed Cox was selected for another year as mayor and Commissioner Phil Chaney was selected for another year as vice mayor. Lester said ...
— The CHS class of 1950 monthly get together, noon at the Main St
Today, April 14 — The CHS class of 1950 monthly get together, noon at the Main St. Cafe (Tioga). — National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees, 12:30 p.m., Humboldt Museum. — Chamber Ribbon Cutting, Farmers Union Insurance, 1530 S. Santa Fe, 5-6 p.m. — ANW Education Cooperative, 6:30 p.m., 710 Bridge, Humboldt. — Chanute Recreation Commission, 5:15 p.m., 1621 W. 14th. — Cedar Lodge 103, 7 p.m., refreshments following...
Neodesha man held for murder
Tribune Staff NEODESHA — A Neodesha man appeared by video in Wilson County court Tuesday morning in connection with the death of fellow Neodesha resident. According to a press release from Neodesha Chief of Police Danny J. Thayer, Jared P. Britt, 31, was charged Tuesday with first degree murder and rape in the death of Shawnee Rae Stark. The release said that about 1:50 p.m. Sunday, Neodesha Police Department and Neodesha EMS responded to...
Area drivers arrested in Allen County stops
Adrian K. Wiles II, 37, Erie, was arrested for driving while his driver’s license was suspended following a traffic stop Friday night near Savonburg.
Justin K. Stiffler, 18, Chanute, and Shandie R. Ladd, 20, Iola, were arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol and being minors in consumption of alcohol Saturday in Moran. Stiffler, who was following Ladd to a residence, was stopped by an Allen County deputy. While the deputy w...
Grass ordinance discussion fills city meeting
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Just in time for the start of lawn mowing season, how high residents can let their grass grow before the city can potentially charge them with a nuisance highlighted discussion at Monday night’s regular Chanute City Commission meeting. Although several audience members protested changing the current ordinance, the commission Monday night unanimously voted to lower the height from 12 inches to eight inches ...
Pony Express marks 150th anniversary
If you are interested in history, then you probably are aware that the Pony Express is celebrating its 150th anniversary. In fact, the first ride was re-enacted on Easter Sunday, April 3, the day the first rider left. One unique feature of the event was the riding of one of the ponies by a descendent of one of the original pony riders. I think it was only a short ride, but it commemorated the original beginning of the Pony Express. The pony...
Skunk with rabies found in Woodon Co.
FREDONIA — A skunk from Woodson County tested positive for rabies at the Kansas State University Rabies Laboratory on April 7, The Wilson County Health Department reported. The skunk, which was submitted for testing by Fredonia veterinarian Dr. Charles Fox, is the 18th confirmed rabies case in Kansas for 2010, and the first for Woodson County this year. Other animals this year with confirmed rabies include 14 skunks, 1 bovine, 1 dog, and 1 c...
E-waste fills two semi trailers plus
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor There was definite a need for the event Saturday in the Chanute Memorial Auditorium parking lot. An E-Waste Collection was hosted by Southeast Kansas Recycling, Pittsburg, in cooperation with the Neosho County Extension Office and the City of Chanute. And after less than an hour, the group had a semi trailer load of televisions, computers, VCRs, CD players, DVD players, microwaves, and more. “At that point we w...
Henderson cases continued to May
Tribune staff The arraignment for Kevin L. Henderson, 44, Chanute, charged with kidnapping, battery and criminal threat, was postponed Monday afternoon at the request of defense attorney John Gillett. Kevin’s son, Justin, 18, whose case was set for arraignment Monday afternoon as well, had the charges against him continued until early May. The charges against the Hendersons stem from an alleged incident on Sept. 4 at 1709 S. Ashby. Kevin...
— Former employees of Baker, Mode O Day, and Burlington Mfg, luncheon at 11 a
Today, April 13 — Former employees of Baker, Mode O Day, and Burlington Mfg, luncheon at 11 a.m., Opie’s. Call 431-3729 to make reservation. — Just Another Tuesday meal, 5 to 6 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. Everyone welcome. — Duplicate Bridge, 7 p.m., Chanute Senior Center, 1717 W. Main. All bridge players are welcome to bring a partner and attend. Wednesday, April 14 — The CHS class of 1950 monthly get toge...
Health study ranks Neosho 82 out of 105 counties
Neosho County rates above the state’s average for low birth weight, teen birth rate, children in poverty and adult obesity, according to a recently released national health study.
The nationwide study conducted by the University of Wisconsin Public Health Institute and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ranked counties within each state on how healthy people are and how long they live.
They also are ranked on key factors that af...
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The Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees spent a large portion of Thursday night’s regular meeting discussing the new Ottawa facility.
NCCC officially entered into a sublease agreement with the NCCC Foundation, the next step in issuing the bonds to construct the new campus.
The board will close on the property on April 28. In a special meeting scheduled for April 29, NCCC’s Board of Trustee...
Wichita man complains about mother’s treatment by NCSO
Tribune Reporter ERIE — A Wichita man was ruled out of order at Friday’s Neosho County Commission meeting after he tried to lodge a complaint against county law enforcement authorities concerning a 2008 case involving his mother, formerly of rural Thayer but who died at the first of this year. Charles Bryan of Wichita appeared before the commission to complain about what he termed a robbery at the home of his mother, Betty Bryan, who lived...
Longtime banking career ends
this week for Humboldt native
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter HUMBOLDT -- Don’t think that just because Peg Griffith is about to leave Community National Bank and Trust after more than a half-century in banking, she is going to have nothing to do. Friday will be Griffith’s last day as assistant vice president and branch manager for the Community National Bank Humboldt branch as she plans to leave the banking industry after 52 years of service. While some dream of t...
Chanute native writes diary about raising goats
Stu Butcher Tribune editor Farm & Ranch Living magazine features farm family diaries. In the April/May edition Greg Christiansen penned an article about his family tackling kidding season on their farm at Parker in eastern Kansas. Along with raising meat goats and a herd of beef cattle, the family grows corn, milo, soybeans and wheat. Christiansen, a 1977 graduate of Chanute High School and the son of Beth Christiansen, Chanute, wrot...
Chapter in nation’s history
makes a stop in Parsons
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun PARSONS — Steam poured from the stack and underside of the No. 844 steam locomotive as valves released pressure from cylinders. With an increasing rhythmic, chugging, it headed south from Parsons’ Union Pacific Railroad yards on its way to Harlingen, Texas, Thursday morning to complete the Valley Eagle Tour. Built as a high-speed passenger engine in 1944, No. 844 was finally placed in freight service in Nebra...
Shaver seeks second Board of Education term
Jana Shaver, retired Independence teacher and district curriculum director, Thursday announced her candidacy for a second term on the Kansas State Board of Education. Shaver represents District 9, which covers 14 counties and six partial counties in Southeast Kansas. She is a Republican. “I have decided to seek a second term on the Kansas State Board of Education (KSBE) because my lifelong personal commitment to quality education for Kans...
— 4-H and Fair Benefit Sale and Swap at the Fredonia fairgrounds
Today, April 10 — 4-H and Fair Benefit Sale and Swap at the Fredonia fairgrounds. Swap starts at 7 a.m. and auction is at 11. — Bowl For Kids’ Sake, at Country Lanes and Pro Shop, Iola. — Antique Show, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., VFW, 1654 W. Main. Relics, glassware, bottles, jars, coins, clocks advertising items, antiques, postcards and collectibles. Sponsored by SEK Bottle and Relic Club. Free admission. — E-Waste Recycling Day, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m....