Gift-filled shoe boxes help needy kids
Chanute is ready to collect Christmas cheer — in the form of a shoe box. Local residents have set a goal of 350 gift-filled shoe boxes and by end of National Collection Week, every Operation Christmas Child drop-off site hopes to be bursting with these gifts of love that bring joy to needy children worldwide. Chanute residents are joining Operation Christmas Child, the world’s largest Christmas project, to help send shoe box gifts this yea...
Iola physician to see Humboldt patients
HUMBOLDT — Dr. Becky Lohman will begin seeing patients at a new clinic in Humboldt beginning the first of the year, the Iola Register reported. Lohman, a former Chanute native, is the daughter of the late John Watson. Lohman, a physician with Iola-based The Family Physicians, will offer family medicine, general women’s health and obstetrical care. The clinic is a joint effort between The Family Physicians and Allen County Hospital. It will...
Family of six loses everything in house fire
Tribune Staff Donations are being sought for a rural Wilson County family that lost everything in a house fire Saturday night. The fire took place at a residence on Thomas Road near the Wilson County-Neosho County line. The family, Ed Turner and his wife, Sarah Brunner, and their four children lost everything, said Brunner’s mother, Virginia Bays, Chanute. The father had just started work at Gates Rubber Co., while the mother works at Eve...
KDWP reports where the ducks are
Kansas Wildlife and Parks PRATT — Waterfowl season is upon us, and hunters have patterned shotguns and restrung decoys in preparation. But there’s no more important piece of “equipment” than knowledge of where the ducks (and geese) are hanging out. To provide this all-important hunting information, the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) offers waterfowl reports on its website, www.kdwp.state.ks.us. Reports on waterfowl numbers, ...
Two win back-to-back State Fair titles
Glendolyn Neely, 18, and Kaley Umbarger, 12, both of Chanute, had a repeat performance at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson. Both girls won their respective divisions, Glendolyn in seniors and Kaley in juniors, defended their titles in barrel racing. Kaley made a clean sweep, not only winning Grand Champion Barrel Racing, but also bring home Grand Champion Flag Racer and Grand Champion Pole Bender. Glendolyn was the Grand Champion Flag R...
— Stark United Methodist Church Fall Festival, 6 to 8 p
Today, Oct. 30 — Stark United Methodist Church Fall Festival, 6 to 8 p.m. Chili Cook-off and Pie Contest, Un-scary Costume Parade, games and prizes and hay ride. — Chanute Historical Museum, 0 E. Elm, open 1 to 4 p.m. — Haunted Farm, dark till midnight, 730 Illinois Road, 1 mile north of Humboldt then 2 miles west. Free hot dogs and soda, while supplies last. Freewill donation. Sunday, Oct. 31 — Chanute Historical Museum, 0 E. Elm, ope...
37-year-old headed to Mayo to find out fate on heart problems
Stu Butcher Tribune editor A 37-year-old Chanute resident has had heart problems all his life. Now he is facing either open heart surgery, fixing a replacing a leaky heart valve, or a heart transplant. Faron Morales was born a blue baby, and at the age of 21/2 in 1976, he had transposition of the great vessels/arteries, a congenital heart defect in which the two major vessels that carry blood away from the heart -- the aorta and the pulmo...
Houser responds to Tribune article
Pat Houser, St. Paul, submitted to a Tribune article printed this week: “While working in the Road and Bridge Department, I always did my best to perform the various tasks I was assigned. My ex-supervisor, Mr. Dillinger, did not have anything good to say about me because he crossed a boundary with me a supervisor should never cross with one of his employees. After I made a complaint, I was transferred full time to the Engineering office.Whe...
De-clutter: Getting organized for Thanksgiving
Presented by Neosho County Family, Community & Education Council (FCE) In cooperation with Kansas State University Cooperative Extension Service This week, as part of the educational emphasis on the lesson “Cut the Clutter and Get Organized” we will be sharing ideas that will continue to help with the de-clutter process. Now that you have been in the de-clutter process for several weeks you may have already encountered thoughts of this...
Candidate choices and where to vote
Tribune Staff Neosho County residents will go to the polls Tuesday, although there is only one local race in the county and Chanute residents won’t be deciding that election. Voters in the 1st county commission district will be choosing between Republican candidate Patricia Houser, Democratic candidate Michael Schoenhofer and write-in candidate and incumbent Commissioner Donnie Yarnell. The 1st District consists of Centerville, Chetopa, ...
EPA, KDHE report county’s cancer rate within state’s statistical range
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Neosho County has a higher incidence of asthma among young people than the state average, but the county’s rates for cancers and infertility all fall within the statistical range for the state, according to a report given Thursday evening by federal Environmental Protection Agency and Kansas Department of Health and Environment officials at Neosho County Community College. “We don’t know the reason (for t...
Clean air director: Any hazardous waste burning too much
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter For Neil Carman, any hazardous waste burning is too much. Carman, clean air director for the Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter based in Austin, Texas, was contacted several months ago by the Chanute Environmental Rights Group to study the environmental impacts of the local Ash Grove Cement Co. plant. After 30 years of environmental work, first as a regulator with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality...
Erie makes plans to improve city park
ERIE — The Erie City Council took action on Monday evening to allow the city to apply for a grant to upgrade the city park. During its regular meeting, the council voted to allow contractors without liability or worker’s compensation insurance to volunteer labor or donate materials to city projects. However, the policy remains that any contractor hired to perform work for the city and is paid compensation must provide proof of liability and...
Ash Grove proud of compliance record
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter The Chanute Environmental Rights Group website links to articles about mercury emissions from Ash Grove Cement Co.’s cement plant in Durkee, Ore., but Ash Grove officials say a number of differences exist between the Oregon and the Chanute plants. “The most important difference between the two plants is that the limestone at our Durkee plant contains unusually high amounts of mercury, on the order of 100 ...
Financial transaction tax bill sans co-sponsors; kiss of death?
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Internet websites and blogs have been full of talk lately about a House bill introduced by a Democratic congressman from Pennsylvania that would add a 1 percent tax on all financial transactions. Introduced by Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., the bill, HR 4646, is called the Debt Free America Act. Fattah’s bill seeks to eliminate the national debt, repeal the individual income tax and add a new 1 percent tax on a...
Packed Central Park addresses Chanute’s health
Ash Grove, community supporters show up in force Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter Wednesday marked the 129th anniversary of the Shootout at the OK Corral in Tombstone, Ariz. It was also the day when three Kansas City-area lawyers rode into Chanute for a meeting at the Central Park Pavilion to discuss health concerns in the community but instead were met by a crowd of local townsfolk intent on supporting Ash Grove Cement Co. against alle...
Humboldt woman dies on Plummer Road
A Humboldt woman was killed Tuesday afternoon in a one-vehicle accident on Plummer one mile south of the U.S. 169 interchange, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported.
According to the KHP, Donna C. Holinsworth, 59, was driving a 1997 Ford sport utility vehicle north on Plummer about 4:35 p.m. Tuesday when for an unknown reason she lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle then went off the right side of the road and began to spin be...
$25,000 grant to help restore historical downtown buildings
Tribune staff Community National Bank and Trust has been awarded a $25,000 economic development grant to restore historical buildings in the downtown area. Now Chanute business owners on Main Street need to apply for funding. The requirements call for a Main Street member in good standing and the business owner’s building must be in the classified downtown business district. Sharon Stirewalt, executive director of Main Street, said “the ...
— Kiwanis Spook Parade, 6:30 p
Today, Oct. 29
— Kiwanis Spook Parade, 6:30 p.m., Main Street.
Saturday, Oct. 30
— Stark United Methodist Church Fall Festival, 6 to 8 p.m. Chili Cook-off and Pie Contest, Un-scary Costume Parade, games and prizes and hay ride.
— Chanute Historical Museum, 0 E. Elm, open 1 to 4 p.m.
— Haunted Farm, dark till midnight, 730 Illinois Road, 1 mile north of Humboldt then 2 miles west. Free hot dogs and soda, while supplies last. Freewill donation....
Gubernatorial candidate up to the task
Stu Butcher Tribune editor Tom Holland, Democratic candidate for governor, has been hot on the campaign trail the last few weeks. “I can sleep after November 2nd,” he quipped, during a stop at the Tribune on Thursday. Holland said one of the keystones of his campaign is an economic development plan, which includes quality job growth, continuing investments in education and technical work force training. He said voters have warmed up to...