Swenders NCCC’s 2013 Heritage Family
Neosho County Community College has named the Herbert and Lesta Swender family as its 2013 Heritage Family.
Lesta Swender graduated from NCCC in 1969. She later received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Pittburg State University and her Doctorate of Education from Oklahoma State University in 1988.
Swender has served as president and vice president of the USD 413 Board of Education and has been an active member of the Chanute communit...
County commissioners dismayed by fixture rate hearing
ERIE — Neosho County officials spent much of Friday’s commission meeting expressing their displeasure of a hearing regarding House Bill 2285, which seeks to further define personal and real property.
County Commissioner Jay Kingery, County Attorney Linus Thuston and County Road and Bridge Director Charlie Morse returned to Neosho County from Monday’s Kansas House Taxation Committee meeting on House Bill 2285 (HB 2...
Rolling enchiladas, by the dozens
BUFFALO — A few ladies from the Buffalo Methodist Church cooked more than 600 pounds of beef on Thursday in preparation for their upcoming Enchilada Day March 20.
Enchilada Day began as a monthly lunch to raise money for church upkeep and other expenses, but in 15 years enthusiasm has turned Enchilada Day, and the preceding enchilada sale, into a regional event with people as far as south as Texas and as far north ...
Brooks retires from NMRMC after 42+ years
Roger Brooks, a longtime maintenance mechanic at Neosho Memorial Regional Medical Center, is retiring this week.
A party was held for Brooks in the hospital’s cafeteria on Thursday.
NMRMC CEO Dennis Franks shared some of Brooks’ history.
Brooks graduated from Thayer High School where he played basketball and ran track.
He spent four years in the Air Force, where he did his training in refrigeration and air conditi...
Voorhees’ status hearing moved to March 26
Due to inclement weather, the criminal court day in Erie for Tuesday, Feb. 26 was cancelled. As a result, the status hearing for Michelle Voorhees was rescheduled to 1 p.m. March 26.
Voorhees was arrested Feb. 14 and is being held on charges of aggravated burglary and felony murder. Investigators continue to pursue leads in their effort to locate Brian Shields.
Driver injured in Elk Road accident
An injury accident occurred on Elk Road, whic...
Parsons PD, pharmacists weigh in on pseudo ban
Crystal methamphetamine abuse in Parsons could affect how Chanute residents obtain cough and cold medicine. Parsons Police Department officials were on the agenda to speak to Chanute City Commissioners Monday night, but were unable to travel because of the snow storm. They planned to give a presentation asking commissioners to ban pseudoephedrine – an ingredient common in many common cough and cold medicines, and ...
Fredonia rancher wins wildlife conservationist award
The Kansas Wildlife Federation (KWF) announced winners of the 2012 Conservation Achievement Program Awards (CAP) on Feb. 23 at a reception and banquet in Emporia.
For 49 years, the Federation has recognized Kansans who have devoted exceptional efforts for wildlife conservation in the state.¬†Kansans, who wished to recognize the awardees for their contributions, supplied the nominations.¬†
The CAP awards are given in several categories includi...
City Commission appoints Kingery to Rec Commission
The Chanute City Commission approved appointing Shelly Kingery to the Chanute Recreation Commission, which ends a month-long search to replace former commissioner Don Everly.
Following Everly’s immediate resignation due to health concerns, the city commission unanimously approved Kingery, who won the appointment over nine other candidates including Neosho County Attorney Linus Thuston, Neosho County Community Coll...
Chanute Art Gallery reopening Sunday
The Chanute Art Gallery is reopening Sunday, March 3, after being closed for repair and renovation during the months of January and February.
Current gallery board chair and CES art teacher Alicia Fickel said numerous volunteers have been involved in the renovation, including those who have been involved with the gallery in the past and newcomers.
During the cleaning, an old record book was discovered that provid...
Class of 1973 planning reunion dance on Sept. 28
CHS classmates who graduated during the 70s are invited to join the Class of 1973 for an alumni dance on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 8 to midnight at the VFW featuring Greg Hockett and The Past Blasters.
Registration is requested due to facility capacity and seating.
Classmates may register at email@example.com with Name & # attending
Goodwill donations may be made at the door for future annual alumni events during Artist Alley Weekend.
Beware of potential identity theft
In this day of potential Identity Theft it is important that we as consumers try to be continually vigilant of how we use the Internet and how we use our charge cards, ATM machines, etc.¬†When one’s identity is stolen it takes months and even years to get all of the paper work and legal work straightened and your name cleared.¬†
Just about everyone has plastic money or better known as a charge card. One way to help protect your card is to wri...
Update on Kansas library ebooks
The Kansas Library system has had ebooks available for about a year now.
As of the end of 2012, the state library system had total 2830 titles and 4734 total copies available through the 3M Cloud library.
The system also had 6308 users by the end of 2012, adding an average of 530 new users each month.
When the Tribune previously reported on ebook borrowing, the system was not fully functional. Now, ebooks can be downloaded through the Kansa...
City Commission seeks ban on pseudoephedrine
A vote by the Chanute City Commission could force residents to get a prescription for many popular cold medicines.
Popular decongestants such as: Sudafed, MucinexD, Allegra D and TheraFlu could require a doctor’s prescription with the passage of an ordinance by city commissioners that seeks to reduce area methamphetamine abuse.
The ordinance would require area pharmacists to restrict the sale of all products conta...
Neosho County Health Department eying new home
With the lease on the Neosho County Department’s building at 320 E. Main running out in May, Chanute Realtor Jim Allen offered the county a long-term lease of the old Curves building at 18 N. Evergreen Avenue.
Neosho County Health Department Administrator Theresa Starr announced to the Neosho County Commissioners Friday that she received a lease offer from Allen for a building with enough space to accommodate the ...
— Class of 1953 reunion meeting (Jack and Sue Haight), 1:30 p
Today, Feb. 23
— Class of 1953 reunion meeting (Jack and Sue Haight), 1:30 p.m., 806 S. Denman.
— Dance with Charles Gwatney, 7 to 10 p.m., Memorial Hall in Eureka.
— Chanute Community Theatre Presents “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown (Revised),” 7:30 p.m., FireEscape Coffee House Concert Hall. Adults - $10 Child - $5 Buy at Chanute Chamber of Commerce or at the door.
— Chanute Do-Si-Do, 8 p.m., Central Park Pavilion, caller Cecil Burton.
American Legion Post 170
The meeting of Borestler – May American Legion Post 170, was held Feb
American Legion Post 170
The meeting of Borestler – May American Legion Post 170, was held Feb.14 at the Post Home. Commander Wendell Allen called the meeting to order and colors placed. Post Chaplain Bob Geiger gave the opening prayer. There were 22 American Legion members in attendance including recent transfer member Stephen Nessmith.
In the absence of Post Adjutant, Richard Kerns, Commander Allen read the minutes of the previous House, Ex...
Book Fair supports reading and school
USD 413 Public Relations
The annual Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by the Parent Teacher Organization is back in business at Chanute Elementary School. Parents, friends, relatives and those who love to read are invited to buy a book for themselves, a child or even a teacher’s classroom.
The PTO event is not a fundraiser — it is a bookraiser.
“It is a win-win way to help every student and teacher at CES and buy books for yours...
Sounds of the Blues on Saturday
The Rendezvous, 221 E. Main, is hosting a Chanute Blues Festival from 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday.
Tickets are $30 per couple in advance and $20 per person in advance. Tickets at the door are $25 per person.
The following groups and artists are performing:
Millage Gilbert, a Jackson, Miss., native and singer/guitarist. Gilbert moved to Kansas City in 1962 and and is one of its most recognizable Blues musicians. Gilbert’s style is influence...
National Weather Service recognizes Chanute man
The National Weather Service selected Chanute resident Tom Stevenson for the Length of Service Award for more than a decade of collecting essential climate information.
Tom Stevenson received the award after spending a portion of nearly every day collecting the high and low temperatures as well as precipitation readings for the National Network of Observers (NNO). The NNO then passes the information to the National...