Humboldt student in national essay contest
HUMBOLDT — A Humboldt 5th grader’s essay on the pledge of allegiance is up for a national award from the Elks Lodge.
Each year, the Elks sponsor a contest that awards prizes to students for the best essays on aspects of American patriotism. This year’s topic was “Why I am proud to say the pledge of allegiance.”
Annie M. Wood, a 5th grader at Humboldt Elementary, won the local contest at the Chanute lodge with he...
Commissioners receive update on police range
Chanute city commissioners received an update on the police park range by Public Safety Director Sam Budreau at Monday’s regular meeting.
Following review and consideration, the commission approved and established fees for membership to the range, located on 14th Street east of Memorial Park Cemetery. Budreau stated the police department has prepared regulations along with safety guidelines which he presented t...
Erie may try to get Safe Routes to School grant
ERIE — The city of Erie and CUSD 101 may team together to apply for a Kansas Department of Transportation Safe Routes to School grant.
The Erie City Council met with Holly Powers of engineering firm Shafer, Kline & Warren, Lenexa, concerning the city applying again for a KDOT Safe Routes grant. The city’s application was denied last year.
The Safe Routes grants are designed to encourage students in kindergarten through eighth grade to walk or...
Inauguration planned for Swender as president of college in Garden City
Dr. Martha Kanter, U.S. under secretary of education, will serve as guest speaker when the Garden City Community College Board of Trustees hosts an inauguration for Dr. Herbert J. Swender as the sixth GCCC president on April 3.
Swender is a native of Chanute.
The ceremony is set for 10 a.m. in the main gym at GCCC’s Dennis Perryman Athletic Complex, preceded by a reception from 9 to 9:45 a.m. in the same location. The public is invited to bot...
Chanute native plays in 110-hour basketball game to benefit Joplin
The NCAA Sweet 16 matchups were not the only games in town this week in St. Louis.
An event was held from 5 a.m. Wednesday to late Sunday across the street from the Edward Jones Dome at the Missouri Athletic Club.
There were two goals, besides the ones they were shooting baskets in, to set a Guinness world record and to fundraise for Joplin tornado victims.
Two members of the coaching staff of Jeff Williams, former...
2012 Tour includes stop in Chanute for Annie Moses Band
Special to the Tribune
With more than 1,000 hours of exposure on PBS across the country, a recent appearance on the 700 Club and a top 10 classical crossover album, the family of musicians known as The Annie Moses Band continues to attract new fans as they tour the United States.
With two concerts booked in Joplin, Mo., this spring, the Annie Moses Band called and asked if they could return to Chanute where it has played before...
KanCare subject of town hall meeting
Shawn Sullivan, Kansas Secretary of the Department on Aging, met with more than 60 citizens on Friday to discuss issues with KanCare, a statewide Medicaid reform effort proposed last year by Governor Sam Brownback.
Sullivan discussed issues such as how KanCare evolved, stakeholder involvement, opportunities for people with developmental disabilities, solutions of KanCare and KanCare performance measures.
County denies deed of road right-of-way
ERIE -- Neosho County commissioners on Friday denied a request for road work on Country Club Road.
Road and Bridge Director Charles Morse informed commissioners of a request from Mrs. Lonnie Gourley to fill in some ditches on Country Club Road including removing and relocating some culverts and having the county deed back the filled in ditches. Estimated cost to the county would be $12,000 and Gourley indicated...
Cleaver Farm and Home adds lawn and garden shop
Chanute residents now have a broader selection of fresh produce venues with the addition of the lawn and garden shop at Cleaver Farm and Home on South Santa Fe.
“This is the first year we have offered live goods,” said store manager Chris Cleaver. “The produce started arriving in early February and we’ve been adding since.”
Cleaver acknowledges the idea originated from his brother Jason.
“He thought with the ea...
Erie veteran heads up Texas-based Heroes on the Water program
For many veterans, coping with the horrors of combat is a lifelong battle in itself. Many return home only to face a long and emotional war against the memories of fighting overseas.
Kody Wilson has taken his post-war life down a productive avenue to help other combat veterans in the healing process.
Wilson, a 2004 graduate of Erie High School, is the coordinator of the Brooke Army Medical Center chapter of H...
Humboldt High School
Humboldt High School
Principal’s honor roll
Stevie Marie Barfoot
Teacher’s honor roll
Shayli Danae Ellis, Tasha Nichole Embrey, Judiah Lloyd Hawley, Megan Nicole Herder, Aubrey Dawn Maxton, Kristin Marie McClanahan, Tanner Scott McNutt, Randi Lynne Mitchell, Mariah Shay Phillips, Caleb Allen Rutledge, Cheyenne Nicole Schomaker, Sarah Rebecca Renee Smith, Benjamin Scott Welch, Logan Dale Yokum.
Regular honor roll
Samuel Cole ...
Leadership program combines faith
Leadership and faith can go together.
The Kansas Leadership Center is presenting a series of programs simultaneously in five southeast Kansas cities.
The first session of Leadership & Faith Southeast Kansas will be held 4:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28 at the Alliance Room of the Memorial Building.
The program will also be given at Eureka, Independence, Iola and Pittsburg.
It is open to people of faith wanting to make progress on difficult...
Longtime KU basketball fans faithful
KU basketball fans come in all ages. There’s nothing to say a great-grandmother can’t be an expert about the University of Kansas Jayhawks.
“You bet I do. I wouldn’t miss it for anything in the world,” said Charlotte Bowyer, Chanute, about keeping up with KU basketball.
Bowyer, 89, got a chance to see KU in person a few years ago.
“They gave us free tickets right behind the boys,” she said. “We enjoyed it.”
“Mom was ...
Community National presents online banking tips
Online banking is how a growing number of people handle their finances, but it comes with risks.
Debby Daniels, vice president of Community National Bank and Trust, and Rita Berntsen, assistant vice president and internet banking supervisor, presented details about CNB online banking options and some details about how to keep safe when managing finances online Thursday at the last Chanute Public Library Jump Star...
Altoona-Midway board approves senior trip
The USD 387 Altoona-Midway School board held its regular meeting 7 p.m. March 12.
The board approved a senior trip to Galveston, Texas that was presented by Laura Erbe and Phyllis Grover.
The board accepted a bid on security cameras for school buildings from Security Services of SEK, after discussing security issues in an executive session.
The school board also:
• Approved the calendar for the 2012-2013
• Approved the 2012-2013 driver’s ...
Chanute Community Theatre cancels show
The Chanute Community Theatre has cancelled a show for the first time in its history.
“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” originally planned to run April 27, 28 and 29 has been canceled due to insufficient auditions.
The play’s cast is four male and two female roles. CCT President Staci Cunningham said that no men auditioned. “Our male population of actors is very limited and we just didn’t have any show up,” sh...
NMRMC among recipients of Medicaid EHR payments
The first payments to Kansas hospitals eligible under the Medicaid Electronic Health Records (EHR) Incentive Program are scheduled to be made today and Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center is on the list. Twenty-three eligible hospitals are collectively receiving $10,433,183.05 for promoting and achieving widespread adoption of Health Information Technology such as EHR, which improves the coordination and delivery of health c...
Ogle to present another murder mystery
Mark Ogle, a former Chanute native now residing in Claremore, Okla., has penned another murder mystery for an American Red Cross fundraiser.
“The Butler Did It” is guaranteed to entertain and stretch the audience’s sleuthing skills, said Value News, Rogers County, Okla.
Part of the fun of the murder mysteries written by Ogle is audience involvement and the opportunity to win the coveted “Super Sleuth Award.” The audience members pick who the ...
Town Hall meeting on KanCare Friday
A Town Hall meeting on KanCare and Developmental Disabilities/Developmental Disabilities Services will be held 1 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Central Park Pavilion, 101 S. Forest.
Kansas is rapidly moving into an uncertain future with managed care, said Tim Cunningham, executive director at Tri-Valley Developmental Services. Individuals in the state’s Medicaid-funded intellectually/developmental disability (I/DD) services waiver are slated to be lu...
Heavy rains produce flood warning
After setting warmest low temperatures three nights last week, heavy rains have threatened flash flooding in the area.
Between 3 and 5 inches of rain in the county led to a flood warning for the Neosho River affecting Allen and Neosho counties near Chanute, affecting Neosho County near Erie, affecting Labette and Neosho counties near Parsons and affecting Cherokee and Labette counties near Oswego.
The weather service said flooding was reporte...