Sleeping Heroes project ready for student participation
Following John Jackson’s Friday trip to Topeka for the formal introduction of the Sleeping Heroes project, the Chanute Civil War enthusiast is ready to spread the word to local and area classrooms about the implementation of similar projects into history and social studies curricula.
“I have tons of information that will help guide students in their research of local history revolving around the Civil War,” Jac...
Johnson Partner in Progress recipient
A near capacity audience was on hand Monday evening for the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce and Office of Tourism’s annual meeting hosted by Que Bella.
Outgoing Chamber President Justin Sager was honored for his term by incoming president Ross Hendrickson.
This year’s Partner in Progress Award was presented to Jonathan Johnson. The award is always kept a secret until the night of the presentation.
Operation Soupline in business on Thursday
Operation Soupline has a number it’s shooting for — 800. That’s not monies raised, it’s the number of pies needed to feed the masses.
On Thursday, pie chairman Martha McCoy is planning on 800 10-inch pies flying through the door of the Masonic Temple by way of pie catchers, in the person of NCCC baseball players.
The boys man the street corner of Elm and Highland Streets beginning at 5:30 a.m. to grab the pies from ...
County appraises Ash Grove facilities
ERIE — At Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners, it was approved that GIS Specialist, Beloit, for $11,650, provide topology fixes (gaps and slivers), geo-referencing CAD, and spatial adjustments (realignment) to the county’s GIS information before they place it on the county’s web site (www.neoshocountyks.org).
David Thornton, appraiser, estimated they would have GIS Supervisor Holly Mathews moved to the old reapprais...
Museum features Gems of the Collection display
There’s extra bling through March at the Martin and Johnson Safari Museum as a featured jewelry exhibit is currently on display.
Gems of the Collection is a special exhibition that features a selection of jewelry from the museum’s collections that span from primitive to fine arts and from significantly ceremonial to commercial.
With some exceptions, such as medical alert bracelets or military dog tags, jewelery...
Rollover reported in Allen County
A crash occurred around 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 at 3000 Road and Hawaii in Allen County.
Rachel Brook Bowers, 24, Iola, was northbound on 3000 Road. She came up to a curve too fast, entered the left ditch, lost control and rolled her 2000 Chevrolet.
Neither Bowers nor her passenger, Corbin D. Bowers, 3, were seriously injured. Both were taken to Allen County Hospital and released.
Neodesha man celebrates KDOT anniversary
The Kansas Departm...
Art show features CHS instructor’s collection
IOLA — Rick Bushnell may be one of the area’s most respected art instructors, but he is also an extensive collector of fine art. The Chanute High School teacher is sharing some of the pieces from his private collection in an exhibit at the Bowlus Fine Arts Center in Iola. The show will run through March 10. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and during special events.
Bushnell has been teachin...
Chanute vocalists make state choirs
USD 413 public relations
If the increased number of students being chosen for all-state choirs is a trend in Chanute Public Schools, it is a good trend to report.
Three years ago two students made it into the all-state middle level choir, last year three and this year four, said Royster vocal music teacher Lance Burnett.
“We see a trend going here and that’s exciting. I feel like it reflects the commitment to excellence the tea...
Tri-Valley hands out annual awards
Clients, families, friends and employees from Tri-Valley Developmental Services met in Chanute on Wednesday for the 4th annual Awards Ceremony.
“Award nomination forms went out to all staff and clients in early November with many being returned, making the selection difficult this year,” said Anna Methvin, public relations director.
The 2012 theme was “Key to Success.” “Everyone has dreams and wants to be successful, but what are the keys to ...
CHS artwork wins state awards, Ungles’ entry goes on to nationals
USD 413 public relations
More than half the CHS artwork submitted for possible submission into a statewide art show in Wichita was accepted for exhibit and one piece will advance to nationals.
“We submitted 12 pieces and had seven accepted into the show with six of them winning Honorable Mention awards and one receiving¬†a Gold Key award,” said Chanute High School art teacher Rick Bushnell.¬†
The Scholastic Art Awards are open...
Keenan joins ranks of Eagle Scout
Anthony Keenan earned the highest award in the Boy Scouts during ceremonies in early December at Ambassador Christian Church.
His Eagle Scout project involved pouring concrete slabs for picnic tables at Elks Lake.
“The whole project took about a school year’s length to complete,” said Keenan, a senior at Chanute High School and a member of the CHS band and baseball team.
“I did two pours in the fall of 2010 and...
Local youth march on Washington
Teens from Chanute’s St. Patrick Catholic Church took a 22-hour roundtrip bus ride to Washington, DC in the last week.
They went to join the 2012 March for Life, an annual protest against Roe V. Wade, which takes place every January in the U.S. Capitol.
A bus full of youth from the church was one of 11 buses, totaling 550 teen-agers from the Catholic Diocese of Wichita, in addition to chaperones.
Zack Williams, ...
Venison Barley Soup featured at WMC Foundation’s fundraiser
NEODESHA — Savory soup made from venison and barley will be one of the soups served at the Wilson Medical Center Foundation fundraiser, the “Taste of Neodesha,” by Dennis Shelby, Wilson Medical Center CEO. The Foundation fundraising event will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Neodesha Methodist Church.
“I am honored to participate in this year’s Taste of Neodesha,” said Dennis. “I am looking forward to making my Ven...
St. Patrick’s Honor Roll
A Honor Roll
Alyssa Andoyo, Florence Felipe M. Barles
Lorenzo Jose Mari M. Barles, Jay T. Brown, Rosebelle F. Toledo
Angelo T. Andoyo, Michael L. Aylward, Mikayla X. Kwek, Taylor R. Thompson.
A-B Honor Roll¬†
Brendon F. Gahagan
Outstanding Academic Performance
Brady J. Dyke, Elle R. Kreighbaum
Ava A. Harvey, Preston R. Keating, Gracie M. Palet
Mia A. Godinez, David Ortiz, Rh...
Local Civil War enthusiast part of Sleeping Heroes announcement
John Jackson of Chanute and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will be on hand today for the launch of a new statewide Kansas history project as part of the Kansas Day festivities in Topeka.
The event will be held at the Memorial Building at the corner of Jackson and 10th Street at 3 p.m.
“Sleeping Heroes: The Impact of Civil War Veterans on Kansas Communities” is geared toward encouraging Kansas teachers t...
Bridal and prom event on Saturday
Anything and everything to prepare for a wedding or high school prom — that will be found at the 2012 Bridal Fair and Prom Expo, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28 at the FireEscape Coffeehouse.
There will be 22 vendors at the event, including providers of venues, caterers, videographers and photographers, hair, makeup, flowers and DJs.
The annual event is sponsored by Talk of the Town by Betsy and the Tribune.
KDHE implements changes for child care licensing
Post-hearing changes have been completed to proposed new and amended regulations for licensed day care homes, group day care centers, child care centers and preschools, according to an announcement this week by the KDHE’s Child Care Licensing program.
The Kansas Legislature passed significant changes to the Child Care Act in 2010. The changes, known as Lexie’s Law, increased protection for children in child car...
Southeast Kansas Republicans plan caucus
PARSONS — Labette County is teaming up with four other southeast Kansas counties to have a Republican presidential caucus in March at the Parsons Municipal Auditorium.
The Labette County GOP discussed details of the caucus Monday night at Parsons Public Library.
The Southeast Kansas Regional GOP 2012 Caucus will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 10, for all registered Republicans in Labette, Neosho, Cherokee, Allen and Wilson count...
A come and go reception open to family and friends is planned Saturday, Jan. 28, for the 40th anniversary of Gary and Nyla Bongiorni, 23568 K-47 Highway, Thayer, KS 66776.
The couple were married Jan. 24, 1972.
The event from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Family Life Center at Thayer Christian Church will be hosted by their daughter Carrie Carter and family. The couple request no gifts.
Armstrong to speak about missionary experiences
Lisa Armstrong, a Chanute native, has been a missionary to Honduras off and on for 13 years.
She started 13 years ago, after hurricane Mitch, and worked in a refugee camp. Armstrong said she had felt the call to work in Honduras for some time before that.
“After seeing the devastation from the hurricane, I decided it was time to make a more permanent move,” she said.
Armstrong spent two years working in and near th...