New check in system greets Royster visitors
Connie Woodard USD 413 public relations New technology is making it easier for visitors and students to check in and out of Royster Middle School. The School Check In touch screen monitor has replaced three clip boards that spanned the secretarial counter in the middle school office. Now, instead of finding the right clipboard, anyone entering the school goes to the monitor and touches the category that best describes them — student, pare...
City of Erie to assist business expansion
ERIE — The city of Erie will help a local business expand. The Erie City Council agreed on Monday evening to help Mike Semrad move his document shredding business into the building at 315 N. Steuben, which is an old furniture factory building. Semrad told the council that it would cost $5,445.05 for an electrical upgrade at the building. Part of the electric upgrade involves a city requirement to provide a disconnect at the service pole ra...
‘Don’t get no respect’
Where has civility gone? Courtesy is absent in society, from the rancor of politics, “bullying” on Facebook, and cruelty in the media. Maura Kelly, a blogger for Marie Claire magazine, “http://www.marieclaire.com/sex-love/dating-blog/overweight-couples-on-television” \t “_blank” wrote in a post titled “Should ‘Fatties’ Get a Room? (Even on TV?),” “So anyway, yes, I think I’d be grossed out if I had to watch two characters with rolls and ro...
Young and old invited to play in Checkers tourney
Tribune staff Heritage Health Care and Chanute Community Foundation have teamed up to begin a series of intergenerational programs. The kick off event will be a Century Checkers Tournament 9 a.m. Saturday at the New Chicago Room, across from Benchwarmers. “The ultimate goal is more communication among generations,” said Ann Smith, outreach coordinator at Heritage Health Care. Assisted with a grant from the Chanute Community Foundation, p...
City banking savings on natural gas
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter It’s been two and a half years since city officials signed a contract with MuniGas in an attempt to lower natural gas prices for consumers. In the time since the contract became active in June 2008, more than $1,047,500 has been saved in natural gas costs. The savings is calculated based on the price of the natural gas, not including transportation, as compared to the market price. “Markets go up and down...
— Senior Center birthday dinner and board meeting, noon, 1717 W
Today, Jan. 27 — Senior Center birthday dinner and board meeting, noon, 1717 W. Main. Saturday, Jan. 29 — 2011 Bridal and Prom Expo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Central Park Pavilion. Sponsored by Talk of the town and the Chanute Tribune. Free admission. — Heritage Health Care has partnered with the Chanute Community Foundation to present a Century Checkers Tournament beginning at 9 a.m. in the New Chicago Room. This is an intergenerational checke...
StephieMc Designs jewelry business continues to grow
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter When a layoff from her restaurant management job in Wichita threatened Stephanie McAdam’s financial stability, it was an old hobby turned career that has brought her notable publicity and a large customer base.¬† A native of Chanute, McAdam has moved back home to start an incubator business at Suite 14 in the old high school building, where she and her team take orders, create, and ship product.¬† Step...
— Cut the Clutter and Get Organized, presented by Tara Solomon, 4 p
Today, Jan. 26 — Cut the Clutter and Get Organized, presented by Tara Solomon, 4 p.m., at Chanute Public Library. — Music Maker Senior Dance CANCELLED. Thursday, Jan. 27 — Senior Center birthday dinner and board meeting, noon, 1717 W. Main. Saturday, Jan. 29 — 2011 Bridal and Prom Expo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m, Central Park Pavilion. Sponsored by Talk of the town and the Chanute Tribune. Free admission. Sunday, Jan. 30 — Benefit breakfast, ...
CUSD 101 chess fares well in Wichita
ERIE — Erie CUSD 101 chess teams competed well Saturday in the Kansas State Grade Level Championships in Wichita, with many students placing in the top 10 at their grade level. CUSD 101 sent their three chess teams, Erie Elementary School, Galesburg Middle School and Erie High School to compete in the championships, in which 241 chess players participated. The annual Kansas State Grade Level Championships have chess players compete against...
Pre-K students participate in Brain Gym
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter Students at Lincoln Early Learning Center take part in a daily activity called Brain Gym to help develop a foundation for the functional skills they will use during school. The students do strengthening, balance, eye-hand coordination, and sensory input activities like walking along a balance beam and writing on a chalkboard. “We saw a need for Brain Gym because kids were having a difficulty going back i...
Candidates set for local elections
The field is set for spring elections. Tuesday noon was the deadline for filing in local races.
Here are the races, as provided by the Neosho County Clerk’s office.
Neosho County Community College Board of Trustees: David W. Peter (incumbent), Dennis Peters, Lori Kiblinger
USD 413 Board: Bradley LaRue, Sean D. Bowman, Kellie Thomen (incumbent), Ross T. Hendrickson (incumbent), John Graham
City of Chanute: Kevin V. Berthot, Martha R. McCoy, ...
Donors, volunteers at blood drive appreciated
At last month’s blood drive, Sherri Watson reached the milestone of 10 gallons. Several donors have given more than 20 gallons: Glen Uden 24, Leroy Chard 23, Dr. Richard Good 22 and Earl Ostrander 22. And those listed in the Tribune for having donated 100 units have donated 12 gallons and are well on their way to 13 gallons. “There are a lot of donors who have donated somewhere between 10 and 20 gallons; these are all very important to us a...
Commission eyes wastewater infrastructure improvements
Tribune staff The Chanute City Commission Monday night heard about the need to make long range wastewater infrastructure improvements. Brian Spano, Wilson & Co., Salina, reviewed the Biological Nutrient Removal (BNR) Study. Although state enforcement of regulations is probably 10 or 12 years off, it’s necessary for cities to determine costs for such improvements, and in the case of Chanute, upgrading 70 miles of old sewer lines that h...
2011 Bridal Fair, Prom Expo on Saturday
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter With prom season just around the corner, and the most popular month for weddings getting closer on the calendar, it is time for Chanute’s 2011 Bridal Fair and Prom Expo. Betsy McReynolds, host and owner of Talk of the Town, is holding high expectations for the event, planned on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Park Pavilion. There is no admission charge. With only five months of ownership unde...
Bowling activity local
fund-raiser for BBBS
Kathleen Carney Tribune Reporter The Neosho County division of Big Brothers Big Sisters kicks off the Bowl For Kid’s Sake campaign this month. Big Brothers Big Sisters Case Manager for Neosho County Kim Luebbering said that teams of six are currently forming and collecting donations and pledges. If each team member raises $150 it is enough money to sustain a match in the program for a year. The Neosho County division began with a Governo...
Storm Fury spotter
The National Weather Service in Wichita conducts spotter training sessions, which are normally scheduled throughout the Spring months each year. Attendees are taught the basics of thunderstorm development, storm structure, the features to look for, and where to find them. What, when and how to report information as well as basic severe weather safety are also covered. The Storm Fury On the Plains session is a multi-media presentation, which ...
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...