E-waste recycling collection planned in Chanute April 10
Area residents, here’s your chance to get rid of those old TVs, computers, stereos, cell phones and more. And it’s free.
Southeast Kansas Recycling, Pittsburg, in cooperation with the Neosho County Extension Office and the City of Chanute are hosting an E-Waste Collection on Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Memorial Building Parking Lot in Chanute. There is no charge for recycling as this project is funded throug...
Hope is alive
Two fugitives on the run, faded into the crowd to escape the “all-points bulletin” out on them, Their leader, a homeless street preacher, had called himself the Lord and pronounced himself King. Rome would not tolerate that kind of talk. It could lead to insurrection and escalation of Zealot guerilla warfare. Caesar was king. He was lord. But this rag-tag group of wanderers insisted that “Jesus is Lord.” You kill a movement by slaying i...
Lions’ Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday
Highland Park in Chanute will be the site for the 62nd annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. Sunday. The event was canceled due to bad weather last year.
The park will be roped off into three areas: for pre-school and kindergarten; for first, second and third grade; and fourth, fifth and sixth grade.
Prizes will be awarded in each age group. There will be $30 worth of dimes attached to the wrapped eggs in the pre-school - kindergarten age group. P...
Friends step up for Erie teen
ERIE — Erie High School sophomore Dakota DeMeritt recently turned 16, got his driver’s license and was looking forward to the growing independence that comes with being able to drive.
The arrival of spring and summer meant good weather to work on stock class cars, spend time with friends and of course drive. When he began to feel ill a few weeks ago, nothing could have prepared him and his family for the diagnosis...
Meeting to discuss hazardous waste materials canceled
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Despite concerns that hazardous waste burning from area cement plants have led to high cancer rates in southeast Kansas, a comprehensive health study concluded there is no increased risk of cancer in the area related to incineration from cement plants, while Kansas Department of Health and Environment statistics indicate southeast Kansas ranks in the middle of the state in the number of cancer cases. A pu...
Double-lung transplant patient released to apartment
Twenty-one-year-old Brandon Dennis took another step on Wednesday.
After a double-lung transplant in St. Louis on March 20, Dennis was released from Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
Brandon’s father, Loren Dennis, reported his son was “very happy” to be able to go to the St. Louis apartment, after 59 days in the hospital, and after his surgery, in the observation room until being moved to his own room last Friday.
He will have to go to t...
Altoona man dies after grass fire burns truck
ALTOONA (AP) — An 87-year-old rural Altoona man has died after his truck got stuck in a muddy field and caught fire. Wilson County Sheriff’s Maj. Bill Green says Willard Carter died after suffering burns over 90 percent of his body Monday night. Green says Carter’s truck got stuck in a muddy field and somehow the grass caught fire under the truck. Green says Carter made it about 100 feet from the truck before he fell. He was flown to Via ...
Three at Altoona Totally Tots DayCare face child endangerment, drug charges
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ALTOONA — Mary Keith, 25, Randall Nalley, 29, and Salena Dickerson, 32, who were arrested last week on drug charges, have posted bond and had a court date set.
Keith, Nalley and Dickerson are charged with child endangerment, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies with the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office and a representative of Kansas Department of Health & Environmen...
— Neosho County FCE annual Spring Recognition Day, 10 a
Today, March 31 — Neosho County FCE annual Spring Recognition Day, 10 a.m. in the Alliance Room (third floor in the Memorial Building), at 101 S. Lincoln, Chanute. — Community ACCL Holy Week Services, 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 102 N. Grant. Thursday, April 1 — USD 413 retired cooks breakfast, 9 a.m., the Grain Bin. — CHS Class of 1947 get-together, 6 p.m., Mainstreet Family Restaurant. — 1st Thursday Dance, Kind-a-Country, 7 to 1...
Court busy with drug case updates
Assistant Managing Editor
Three individuals who were arrested Friday night on methamphetamine charges had first appearances in Neosho County court Tuesday morning.
According to a press release from Neosho County Sheriff James Keath, sheriff’s officers from Neosho, Labette and Crawford counties as well as the Southeast Kansas Drug Task Force seized components of a methamphetamine lab, marijuana and methamphetamine from a residenc...
Thieves empty golf course building
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The operators of Safari Golf Course are offering a $100 cash reward for information about a break-in and theft at the course’s new maintenance building over the weekend. Kyle Kreighbaum, who operates the course along with Brian Dick, said someone apparently used a crowbar to open the door to the building, which was just completed last fall. Once inside, the individual or individuals took all the tools in...
Two adults, two juveniles arrested in delivery driver robbery
Assistant Managing Editor
Formal charges are pending against two men arrested late Monday evening for allegedly robbing a Pizza Hut delivery driver. One juvenile was also charged in the robbery.
According to a press release from Chanute Police Department, at around 9:11 p.m. Monday, CPD officers responded to 601 N. Garfield for a reported robbery involving a Pizza Hut delivery driver.
Ryan Baylor, 21, Chanute, was arrested on ch...
Three arrested in meth lab bust
Three people were arrested Friday night at approximately 9 p.m. after a Tri-County Sheriff Investigation led to a search warrant execution which yielded a meth lab operation, Neosho County Sheriff Jim Keath reported on Monday.
Components of a meth lab were seized as well as marijuana and methamphetamine.
Arrrested and held in Neosho County Jail without bond are Travis Gideon, 30, McCune, William Parsons, Jr., 25, West Mineral....
City continuing Google app efforts
Now isn’t the time for Chanute to quit in its attempts to persuade Google to select the city as a location for a new experimental super-high-speed fiber optics system, City Manager J.D. Lester said Monday.
“Of the communities that applied, how many actually have the ability to manage the right-of-way for the system and already have fiber optics in place,” Lester asked. “Chanute probably isn’t the sexiest plac...
Jury finds Dr. Thomen at fault in infant death
Melissa Smith Assistant Managing Editor A jury deliberated about a day and half before finding Chanute Ashley Clinic Dr. Robert Thomen at fault in the death of an 18-day-old infant in 2005. The case was filed in 2007 by Kim and Jesus Barraza on behalf of their daughter. The Barrazas claim that their child died because Thomen missed a diagnosis of pneumonia during a cursory examination. Pneumonia led to sepsis and then septic shock. The ...
— Just Another Tuesday meal, cancelled due to Holy Week
Today, March 30 — Just Another Tuesday meal, cancelled due to Holy Week. — Community ACCL Holy Week Services, 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 102 N. Grant. Wednesday, March 31 — Neosho County FCE annual Spring Recognition Day, 10 a.m. in the Alliance Room (third floor in the Memorial Building), at 101 S. Lincoln, Chanute. — Community ACCL Holy Week Services, 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 102 N. Grant. Thursday, April 1 — CHS Class o...
Legislators waiting on revenue numbers to weigh-in budget
ERIE -- The state’s continuing financial crisis dominated discussion at a legislative forum Saturday afternoon at the Neosho County Courthouse.
“We’re in uncharted waters,” state Rep. Jerry Williams, D-Chanute, told the approximately 30 people who attended the forum, sponsored by Neosho County Farm Bureau.
Williams, who appeared at the forum with state Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, said this was the first t...
PSU’s business school earns honor
From Pittsburg State University
PITTSBURG — Pittsburg State University’s business school was recognized as being among the best in the U.S.
Entrepreneur magazine, a publication for and about entrepreneurs, named the Kelce College of Business at Pitt State one of the top business colleges in the nation.
In its April issue, the magazine listed the master’s of business administration programs at PSU as one of the most highly rated by students in...
Drug charges close Altoona day care
Three individuals were arrested on drug charges Thursday and an Altoona day care had its license suspended.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment issued an emergency order of suspension against Totally Tots Day Care Home, a licensed group day care home operated by Mary Elizabeth Keith, located at 906 Quincy St., Altoona.
According to the KDHE, state law allows the secretary of KDHE to issue such an order ...
— Big Creek UMC Whole Hog Day, 8 a
Today, March 27 — Big Creek UMC Whole Hog Day, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Big Creek Chapel. Sausage, homemade biscuits, sausage gravy, homemade cinnamon rolls, drinks. $5 adults. $2.50 children under 10. Special music, 8:30-9:30, R Squared; 9:30-11:30, bluegrass jam. 1 1/2 miles north of K-39 on Lyon Road. — Bowl For Kids’ Sake, at Bowl Mor. — Neosho County Farm Bureau Legislative Tea, 2 p.m., the Neosho County Courthouse basement. Kansas Rep. Jer...