Former Tribune photographer Hall of Fame honoree at MSSU
Mike Gullett, a former Tribune photographer, was one of two media professionals honored by the Regional Media Hall of Fame at Missouri Southern State University, Joplin, Mo., at an awards dinner on Thursday, April 19.
Gullett, photojournalist and professor at Missouri Southern State University and Pittsburg State University, and President/CEO of the Missouri Broadcasters Association, Don Hicks, were this year’s honorees.
Erie to increase number of downtown banners
ERIE — The city of Erie will double the amount of banners for new street light poles on Main Street.
The Erie City Council previously approved paying a portion of the cost for 22 banners for the street light poles, with the Chamber of Commerce paying a portion and soliciting sponsorship for the remaining cost. The chamber has already obtained sponsorship for the 22 banners and has started taking sponsors for an additional 22 banners.
County jobless rate slightly up
The Kansas unemployment rate recorded a slight uptick in March, despite eight of the state’s major industries showing job increases over the month.
According to the Kansas Department of Labor report for March, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, a decline from 6.8 percent a year ago but a slight increase from 6.1 percent in February. The not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Kansas was 6.6 percent, down from 7.1 ...
Erie community garden gets $4,800 grant
Twenty four community garden projects from around Kansas have been chosen as inaugural grant recipients through the Kansas Community Gardens Project, a joint initiative of the Kansas Health Foundation and K-State Research and Extension.
In all, more than $100,000 in grant funds will be distributed this year, the first year of this three-year initiative.
“Community gardens have the potential to do everything from providing food to ...
Neosho County Sheriff offering program to help women protect against sexual assault
Neosho County Sheriff’s office has a new program to help young women defend against sexual assault.
Deter and Defend started Tuesday night with a class at Neosho County Community College.
The program is a four-hour class, with about half the class devoted to classroom instruction and information, and half devoted to self-defense training.
The second class will be held 6 p.m. May 21 at Neosho County Community College, in Stoltz Hall room 7. ...
Attitude is everything
We’re not going to talk about longitudinal or latitudinal, mainly because spelling them is the extent of my knowledge. BUT… let’s talk about attitudinal.
When my granddaughter was two years old, her mom said she was attitudinal. Hmmmm…just wait a few years, that ain’t noth’in! Amen?
Attitudes are something we all have. Some are good, some are bad. Nevertheless, whether intentional or not, we share our attitude with others on a daily basis. At...
Altoona-Midway Middle School and High School to share mascot, colors
At its April 9 regular meeting, the Altoona-Midway USD 387 school board voted to have the same mascot and school colors for Altoona-Midway Highs School and Altoona-Midway Middle School. Both mascots will be the Jets and the colors will be blue and gold.
The board voted to finance an energy improvement project with a lease-purchase agreement over eight years with a down-payment of $100,000.
The new security system at the combined middle scho...
Simulation shows life dealing with poverty
Here are the numbers: 16.4 percent of the people in Neosho County – and 23.7 percent of the children – live below the poverty line.
That statistic comes from the Southeast Kansas Community Action Program’s current community needs assessment.¬†
SEK-CAP, together with the Neosho County Agency Resource Team, held a poverty simulation at the Chanute Elementary School cafeteria Tuesday night to raise awareness and understanding ...
CHS vocalists head to state competition
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For more than 50 of the CHS students on the risers Monday night, their vocal performance at the spring concert was one more step towards working toward a I rating at the KSHSAA 4A music contest on Saturday.
Three small ensembles and four soloists earned audition slots at state after receiving I ratings at the regional festival at Pittsburg State University last week. Members of the CHS women’s ensemble...
‘Blooming Bags’ raises nearly a grand for garden project
Heritage Health Care received some welcome funding for its garden development project during the Blooming Bags Auction held April 14.
The auction itself raised about $700 with an additional $250 raised through sales of T-shirts that promoted the event.
Pittsburg State University student Shelly Smith developed the idea of an auction to help Heritage fund the creation of raised-bed flower and garden areas for res...
Altoona-Midway USD 387
Third Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Brianna Allen, Brendan Bartlett, Vivian Borgelt, Bailey Coffey, Blaine Collins, Karissa Cook, Kaylene Dorsey, Justice Gile, Ava Hufford, Brylea Johnson, Heather Lane, Colton Mayhew, Jacob Meigs, Cate Nembhard, Lane Poeverlein, Summer Raymond, Kailey Sprague, Bella Tarlton, Alexis Walker, Kody Webb
Kenzie Beisly, Gracyn Bracken, Camron Carlson, Gavin Fiene, Charisma Hightower, Dayton Kinzle, Har...
Kansas Food Bank mobile pantry coming to Chanute Friday
The Kansas Food Bank mobile pantry is coming back to Chanute Friday.
The mobile pantry will be at the Chanute Recreation Center at 400 S. Highland, in the parking lot next to the new swimming pool, from 9 to 11 a.m. on Friday, April 27.
A partnership with Kansas Food Bank, the Chanute Community Foundation and the FireEscape Coffeehouse, the mobile pantry is available to anyone in need of food.
Tribune wins multiple awards at KPA conference
The Chanute Tribune truly is an award-winning newspaper.
The annual Kansas Press Association’s Awards of Excellence were presented Saturday, April 21 at the KPA conference in Overland Park. The Tribune won three first place awards: two for advertising and one for writing.
In the category “Best Hardware Ad,” the Tribune swept the contest, taking 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, all for Cleaver Farm and Home ads. The ad for Earl’s Lock an...
Main Street Restaurant working to correct health-inspection issues
Following back-to-back visits by the Kansas Department of Agriculture last week, Chanute’s Main Street Restaurant has found itself in the middle of several noncompliance issues relating to licensing and sanitation.
“We are fully aware of these issues and are making every attempt to correct them,” said manager Jamal Hamza. “The state has notified us that they have received our operating fee and we were able to m...
Chard reaches 24 gallons as blood donor
Leroy Chard hit a big milestone at the last Red Cross Blood Drive, reaching 24 gallons. He began donating blood as a teenager 53 years ago and has missed very few drives since that first time. A teenage friend of his met with a terrible accident one evening and was taken to the hospital. LeRoy, along with several other friends were at the hospital but he was unable to donate blood to him because then he didn’t know his blood type. He learned ...
Thayer schools raise funds for Make-A-Wish
Trenton Smedley, an 8th grader at Thayer Schools is no stranger to fundraising. Nearly each year, Smedley discovers a good cause and works hard to raise money for its success.¬†This spring, Trenton and Hannah Chrisman, both Extended Learning Students in Thayer, organized a fundraiser to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.¬† The foundation grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the life experie...
Royster readies for May Circus of the Kids performance
One hundred Royster Middle School Students are practicing to perform in the circus.
Circus of the Kids, a company that teaches circus arts to students around the United States, is at RMS for the fifth time.
Bruce Pfeffer, owner of Circus of the Kids, said they are able to bring a unique, noncompetitive physical education experience to students.
“I think back about when I was in school and you played ball,” he sa...
Ash Grove appraisal only discussed briefly
ERIE -- Neosho County Appraiser David Thornton and county commissioners opened Friday’s regular meeting with the tax assessment report of Ash Grove Cement.
The discussion of the report between Thornton and the commission lasted a little more than six minutes before Thornton requested a five-minute executive session. The closed session was for the purpose of discussing confidential data related to financial affa...
Supplies needed when heading for shelter
I recently shared with you the putting in of our storm shelter. Last weekend we thought we might have to use it so we tried to get it stocked with the supplies we thought we would need in case we had to spend some time in it.
According to what people had told me, I made sure we had a supply of water and a flashlight and of course chairs to sit on.¬†Since there were other family members with us over the weekend, including grandchildren, I deci...
City of Chanute to launch new website
http://www.chanute.org will see an update in late May, with a new look and new features.
City Finance Director Rebecca Wood said the city staff finished training on Thursday, but it will take time to load content onto pages.
Wood said the new website will be more interactive. The new website will link with Chanute’s Facebook page and allow the city to push updates from the website to Facebook.
The new site will also hav...