Tri-Valley recognizes clients, businesses
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Tri-Valley Developmental Services held its annual awards ceremony on Wednesday at the Chanute Central Park Pavillion. Clients from all over southeast Kansas attended the event, and several awards were given to honor the clients and businesses that have made a real difference for Tri-Valley this year. The theme of the ceremony was, “You make a world of difference,” and clients and employees of Tri-Valley...
Chanute kicking off Take Charge! Challenge
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Chanute is currently competing against four other southeast Kansas towns for the title of the most energy efficient in the Take Charge! Challenge. The winner will receive $100,000 to put towards a community lighting or efficiency project. The challenge involves 15 other cities in different regions of the state and there will be one winner in each region. Chanute will be competing against Parsons, Iola, For...
County discusses right-of-way with Post Rock officials
ERIE — The Board of County Commissioners of Neosho County met Friday morning. The commissioners: • Heard from Ray Vanderford, Chanute, regarding confusion over the cost of drilling for fence posts on the Margie Davis property that were moved in Phase IV of the 160th (Shaw)-Elk Road Improvement Project. It was approved authorizing a check in the amount of $2,750. This amount is to make up the difference between the county’s original offer fo...
Students bus to D.C. for March for Life rally
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Twenty-four students from Chanute and Humboldt headed to Washington D.C. for the March for Life rally this weekend were given a send off Mass and dinner by Bishop Michael Jackels and Father Bernie Gorges on Thursday evening. The students then filed on to a coach bus for their 22-hour journey to Washington D.C. March for Life is an annual pro-life rally protesting abortion on the anniversary of the decision...
NMRMC’s gala benefits Care Car Program
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter More than $20,000 was raised for the Care Car Program last weekend at a gala hosted by the Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center Foundation. The Care Car program transports patients who would otherwise not be able to make their appointments to and from the hospital. The gala, which was held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, included a dinner and auction and it marked the hospital’s 60th anniversary. “...
Chili Cone Chronicles author to be in Chanute for signing
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter A book signing for author Michael Winslow of The Chili Cone Chronicles will take place at The Feathered Nest, 1 E. Main, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Chili cones, part of the title because of their popularity at Barker’s Dairy Bar during Winslow’s childhood, will be served made with the original Barker’s recipe. The book telling “How I Survived the Sixties in Smalltown America” details Winslow’s coming...
Maher new president of SEK, Inc.
Tribune staff New SEK, Inc. President Jim Maher said the coming year will be meaningful for local business communities. SEK, Inc. consists of a Board of Directors and five Members-at-Large who represent the 13 counties in southeast Kansas to higher levels of government in an attempt to mobilize leadership and resources for the region. “We will not let our lack of a ‘metro’ keep our voices from being heard!” said Maher, in a letter to SE...
— “the chili cone chronicles” book signing with author Mike Winslow, 11 a
Saturday, Jan. 22 — “the chili cone chronicles” book signing with author Mike Winslow, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Feathered Nest, 1 E. Main. Original chili cones to be served. — Chanute Do-Si-Do, Central Park Pavilion, 8 p.m., 101 S. Forest, caller Wade Morrow. Monday, Jan. 24 — Via Christ Wellness On Wheels Van at Iola Walmart. Call (620) 232-0447 for appointment. Walk-ins welcome. — Spaghetti Nite at Grace Church, 209 S. Lincoln, 5 to 7 p...
WEB UPDATE: Comets play at 6:15 tonight due to schedule change
The Chanute-Emporia game at tonight's Ralph Miller Classic will now take place at 6:15 p.m. The game was originally scheduled for 8 p.m. But Shawnee Heights was unable to make it to town due to the weather. Andover Central therefore receives a first round bye and Shawnee Heights will head to the loser's bracket tomorrow. The first two games of today's RMC will go on as planned, with 3 and 4:45 p.m. start times. Again, the Chanute-Emporia ga...
CHS artwork chosen for Wichita exhibit
Senior’s batik will advance to nationals Connie Woodard USD 413 Artwork by several Chanute High School students was chosen for inclusion in the Scholastic Art Awards and exhibited in Wichita. “This is a statewide competition and the largest exhibit that we participate in,” said Rick Bushnell, CHS art teacher. Bushnell submitted 15 pieces that were judged digitally. From those, he received word that four CHS pieces had won awards and s...
— Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a
Today, Jan. 20 — Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. Call 431-9271 by Jan. 17 for reservations. — Gear Grinder’s monthly meeting, 6 p.m., New Chicago Room across the street from Benchwarmers. Any street rod or antique vehicle owners invited. — PEO, Chapter DD meets with Dorie Slane at 7 p.m. Founder’s Day Program. Saturday, Jan. 22 — Chanute Do-Si-Do, Central Park Pavilion, 101 S. Forest, caller Wade M...
Spiritual junk food junkies
I like Twinkies. Twinkies may be the ultimate junk food. They have no redeeming nutritional value. They are simply lots of empty calories, surrounding poofs of air, and encased in preservatives. No one really knows the shelf life of a Twinkie…none has ever expired! (In my defense, it has been a year since my last Twinkie!) What about spiritual junk food junkies? Are you a spiritual junk food junkie? We might be a spiritual junk food jun...
Storytime longtime staple at Chanute’s library
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter “Story telling is a most rewarding occupation,” former Children’s Librarian Virginia Broderson told the Chanute Tribune regarding the introduction of Saturday story hour in 1950. While story hour then may not have been as interactive and exciting for children as at the Chanute Public Library’s Children’s Room today, its creation was what inspired many of the happenings that have taken place over the ye...
Prefer Wii over I
The Nintendo Wii was among the top 10 gifts for Christmas this year. I have a Wii which I enjoy. It is something a person can either play alone or with others. When I play it by myself, it is great exercise and fun, but when I play it with someone else, it takes on a new joy (and competition). Those who know me can attest to the fact that I am not a good loner. I prefer WE over I. That is why I bought a Wii. I probably wouldn’t have bought ...
Programs for Kansas Day announced
TOPEKA — The Kansas Historical Society invites the public to participate in Kansas Day commemorations Jan. 27-30. Although Kansas Day is officially Saturday, Jan. 29, this year’s events span several days to kick off a year of events commemorating the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood. The Historical Society’s Kansas Day events include: • Kansas 150 Stamp First Day of Issue Ceremony – This ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. Thursday,...
— Neosho Memorial Board of Trustees, noon, east classroom
Today, Jan. 19 — Neosho Memorial Board of Trustees, noon, east classroom. Thursday, Jan. 20 — Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. Call 431-9271 by Jan. 17 for reservations. — Gear Grinder’s monthly meeting, 6 p.m., New Chicago Room across the street from Benchwarmers. Any street rod or antique vehicle owners invited. — PEO, Chapter DD meets with Dorie Slane at 7 p.m. Founder’s Day Program. Saturday, J...
Chanute teen dreams of NASCAR
Stu Butcher Tribune Reporter Soon-to-be 19-year-old Paden Phillips, Chanute, has always been in to racing, whether it be bikes, scooters, hot wheel cars, anything he touched. But now he’s got much bigger aspirations when it comes to racing. Phillips has earned a spot in Ron Sutton’s Winner’s Circle. Based in Sacramento, Calif., it is an established talent scout and development program which provides long term, comprehensive racing and ca...
— Just Another Tuesday meal, 5-6:30 p
Today, Jan. 18
— Just Another Tuesday meal, 5-6:30 p.m., Otterbein United Methodist Church, 7th and Kansas. Everyone welcome.
— Operation Soupline committee, 7 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
— Neosho Memorial Board of Trustees, noon, east classroom.
Thursday, Jan. 20
— Christian Women’s Club “Happy New You Brunch,” 9:30 a.m., Mo Gedi’s. Call 431-9271 by Jan. 17 for reservations.
— Gear Grinder’s monthly meeting, 6 p.m....
NCCC makes personnel changes
There were a number of hirings and promotions at Thursday’s meeting of the Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees. In the consent agenda, the board moved Kerrie Coombs from Financial Aid Director to Talent Search Academic Advisor, moved Kara Hale from Financial Aid Clerk to Financial Aid Director, hired Linette Burton as part-time Financial Aid Clerk, hired Debbie Eagle as Library Associate, accepted the resignation of Kayela Hor...
University of Kansas sannounces Spring 2013 candidates for degree
LAWRENCE -- The names of more than 4,500 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring - representing 95 Kansas counties, 41 other states and the District of Columbia, and 42 other countries - have been announced by the University Registrar.
The Class of 2013 includes more than 1,440 students who completed degree work in summer and fall 2012. Because KU conduct...