Counterfeit bills passed in Chanute
Counterfeit bills have started to appear in Chanute.
The police department has taken several reports from both businesses and individuals in the area of counterfeit currency being passed, in different dollar denominations.
The first reported incident of counterfeit money being passed in Chanute was June 18.
The police said the next incident was July 6, and incidents continue. Bills from $1 to $20 in value have been passed at ...
Neosho County Republicans sponsor candidate forums
The Neosho County Republican Party is sponsoring candidate forums for Republican candidates running in the August primary. All Republicans, Republican candidates and independent voters interested in joining the Republican party are invited.
“We will begin by explaining the newly formed districts in Neosho County, their boundaries, the upcoming primary election and provide a large map for viewing,” said Patricia Houser, county chair. Voter reg...
Entries sought for second Journey through the Jungle
The second Chanute Journey through the Jungle sprint triathlon will be Saturday, August 18.
A triathlon is an athletic event where athletes compete in three different activities in immediate succession. Typically, the activities are swimming, cycling and running. Chanute’s triathlon will be a 200-meter swim, 13-mile bicycle
course and a 5K run.
Tim Fairchild was a key organizer of last year’s event.
“It worked out real well. The part...
Crews battle extreme heat to work on new field
Work is scheduled to wrap up in mid-August at the new Neosho County Community College softball field at 10th and Allen.
Work crews are looking forward to completing the project in the midst of extreme heat and dry conditions.
“You stay as hydrated as much as you can and wherever you find a place in the shade to work in, you take advantage of it,” said Dee Jay Schletel, pavement laborer with R&S Construction, Neo...
TV-5 celebrates two years on air
The Chanute Channel TV-5 celebrated two years on the air on Friday. Owner and operator Chris C. Conklin said he recalls “nay-sayers” saying the TV studio wouldn’t last six months in a small town.
“It seems like yesterday when Mike Sutcliffe and I were coordinating all the efforts to bring local TV broadcasting to Chanute,” Conklin said. TV-5 went on the air July 6, 2010 with limited local programming and slowly incr...
County approves burn ban
ERIE -- Neosho County commissioners met in regular session Friday and adopted a resolution proclaiming a burn ban throughout Neosho County, effective immediately. Captain Adam Bennett from the Neosho County sheriff’s office brought a request for the ban from the Chanute Fire Department. Bennett also had a list of surrounding counties that have already adopted burn bans, as well as a copy of Governor Sam Brownba...
GALESBURG — “Hot time in the old town,” the 2012 Galesburg Days celebration, is this weekend.
Festivities start with a 5K and one mile cemetery run Saturday morning. Registration starts at The Store at 6:50 a.m. Run begins at 7:15 a.m. Medals will be awarded to top three finishers in each age group. Entry forms are available from Nate Clevenger, who can be reached by phone at (620) 724-5385.
There will also be breakfast at the Methodist Chu...
Nine minor fire calls on the Fourth; Allen County passes burn ban order
The Chanute Fire Department responded to nine fireworks-related calls July 4 and one the morning of July 5.
No injuries were reported, though calls continued through the official Chanute fireworks display at Santa Fe Lake.
The official display went off without any problems, fire department officials said.
In Allen County, commissioners passed a burn ban for unincorporated areas that will go in effect today.
While burning will be banned star...
Downtown area businesses work through construction project roadblocks
As the Lincoln and Main renovation progresses, downtown area businesses are finding innovative methods to keep business on par during the summer season.
Marcia Lickteig, owner of Jody’s Attic, 113 East Main, says although there have been setbacks since the project began in early June, the inconvenience is something Main Street businesses will have to cope with.
“We’re going to have to weather this construction s...
Correctional facility ministry team at Big Creek Chapel
Brothers in Blue Reentry Minimum Ministry Team from Lansing Correctional Facility, will be hosted by Big Creek Chapel on Sunday. There will be fellowship and a question and answer session at 6 p.m. followed by a 7 p.m. service led by the Brothers and Blue ministry team.
Big Creek Chanute is located north of K-39 Highway at Lyon Road and 230th Road.
WildBlue BBQ is smokin’ in Burlington
BURLINGTON – The 8th annual WildBlue BBQ will bring world...
Book about Johnsons on Kansas Notable list
TOPEKA — State Librarian Joanne Budler announced the selections for the Kansas Notable Book List for 2012. The best 15 books published in 2011 by Kansas authors or about Kansas include fiction, nonfiction, adult and young adult books.
“After much consideration, we are very excited to release the 2012 Kansas Notable Books List,” said State Librarian Budler. “These titles are sure to inspire, enrich and entertain readers beyond our state, and w...
Governor updates drought order for counties¬†
TOPEKA – Drought conditions continue to intensify for Kansas which led Governor Sam Brownback to update the Drought Declaration for Kansas counties with an Executive Order 12-08. The update includes all 105 counties either in an emergency, warning or watch status.
“Dry, windy and above normal temperatures in Kansas have led to a Drought Emergency declaration for 36 counties,” Governor Brownback said. “Below normal precipitation patterns are n...
413 school board elects new officers
At the July regular meeting on Monday, the USD 413 School Board elected officers and appointed positions for the upcoming year
Ross Hendrickson was elected president of the school board and finished conducting the meeting.
The previous president, Kelly Thomen, was then elected vice president
Larry Taylor continued as the delegate to the ANW special education coop and Sean Bowman continued as alternate. Bowman was als...
Chanute Veterans Memorial groundbreaking July 4
The Chanute Area Veterans Memorial will break ground on Independence Day.
The groundbreaking ceremony will be 7 p.m. July 4 at Santa Fe Park, just east of the ball fields.
Laurie Kerns, Chanute Area Veterans Memorial fundraising chairperson and Legion auxiliary unit 170 first vice president, said the project has been in the works for at least 16 months.
“We’ve had great community support from businesses as well as individuals.”
A color g...
There is no price on human life
I have watched the steady decline of Main Street buildings for years. I have gone into many of the retail stores and smelled the mold, seen the buckets placed under the leaking ceilings, and wondered why the retailers allowed their stores to be in this type of atmosphere. It wasn’t until becoming involved with Main Street Inc. and now the City Commission that I understand. The problem is not with the retailers struggling to make a living it i...
Fireworks vendors line S. Santa Fe
South Santa Fe is a popular spot for firework vendors as Fourth of July activities kick into high gear this week.
“This is a major thoroughfare in Chanute so whether you’re selling fireworks or any other product, you want to set up operations where there tends to be the most traffic,” said Derek Liggett of TNT Fireworks. “This is our fifth year to sell fireworks in Chanute. We opened for business on Sunday and w...
‘Independents’ Day: Why shopping Downtown Chanute supports community
Executive Director, Main Street Chanute, Inc.
In the United States, July is associated with America’s independence, a time when we honor and remember those who fought for and served our country and the freedoms we sometimes take for granted.
But July is also a time to reflect on the importance of economic democracy and community determination by celebrating our locally-owned independent businesses. We have reason to celebrate ...
Local band director takes part in PSU recording for movie
For one day, the bright lights of Hollywood shone on current and former members of Pittsburg State University’s Pride of the Plains Marching Band. Among the alumni was Justin Robinson of Chanute. He is the K-12 music teacher for Southern Coffey County school district, LeRoy-Gridley.
The musicians came together Wednesday in the midst of summer to rehearse and record music for a major Hollywood film, starring Will Far...
County commissioners review proposed 2013 budgets
rs met in regular session Friday and reviewed a list of proposed budgets from various county departments.
Commissioners asked county department heads to submit two proposed 2013 budget amounts. The commission requested proposed budgets without raises and proposed budgets with three percent raises.
Road and Bridge Director Charles Morse presented his proposed 2013 solid waste budget for $141,786 without rais...
Taylor wraps up national welding competition
Brandon Taylor, a 2012 graduate of Chanute High School, returned from the 48th annual SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference Wednesday wrapping up his two-year high school welding career.
Taylor represented Kansas at the national competition held June 23-27 in Kansas City’s Bartle Hall.
The yearly conference showcases the skills of career and technical education students from around the nation.