Chanute couple’s online Vegas wedding big hit
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Local newlywed couple Cindy Robertson and Ken Morrison have made it full circle, with the help of the Internet. They met online 11 years ago in a chat room called the Palace, where his digital avatar image was Kermit the Frog and her’s Glenda the Good Witch of the North. “It just clicked,” Cindy said. “He had such a great sense of humor.” Cindy, a Chanute native, was residing in Kansas City, Kan., and Ken was ...
Knox named to environment committee
Tribune Staff State Rep. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona, has been named vice chairman of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Environment Committee. Massachusetts state Sen. and NCSL President Richard T. Moore made the appointment. “I am honored to represent the interests of state legislatures in the continuing debate over the changing state-federal relationship,” Knox said about his new appointment. The Environment Committee is one ...
Humboldt man dies in head-on collision
Tribune Staff A 54-year-old Humboldt man was killed early Monday morning in a head-on collision with a semi on U.S. 169 at the bridge over U.S. 54 just east of Iola, the Kansas Highway Patrol reported. Larry D. Ridge was killed shortly before 4 a.m. Monday when his 2005 Ford Focus passenger car was traveling south on U.S. 169, and he crossed the center line into the path of a northbound semi driven by Robert D. Keal, 57, Cherryvale. Keal...
Humboldt considers downtown streetscape plans
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter HUMBOLDT -- Downtown Humboldt could be getting a makeover. About 20 local business owners and government leaders met Thursday night with Carisa McMullen, owner of an Olathe landscape architecture firm, to discuss possibilities for a streetscape project that Humboldt officials hope will beautify downtown and attract more visitors and businesses to the center of the city. “We are looking at concepts that r...
Hardcover Mysteries has Chanute connection
Stu Butcher Tribune editor ID. Investigation Discovery will present Hardcover Mysteries - Sara Paretsky on Monday night at 9. Seven years ago, Carmin Ross was found stabbed to death in her Lawrence home. This case, with ex-husband and Kansas State University English professor Thomas Murray the suspect, captured novelist Paretsky’s attention because of how investigators methodically unraveled the suspect’s carefully crafted story. Murray ...
Style show kicks off International Week
Throughout the nation, celebrations honoring International Education Week will be occurring the second week in November. President Clinton initiated the event and each succeeding president has continued the tradition. At Neosho County Community College, the week’s celebrations will be kicked off with an International Style Show on Sunday featuring traditional clothing from Belarus, China, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Japan, Kazakhsta...
Chanute artist wins Louisiana stamp competition
Wes Dewey of Chanute took home first place in the 2011 Louisiana Waterfowl Conservation Stamp Competition sponsored by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF). The contest determines the image to be used on the LDWF hunting permit commonly known as the Louisiana Duck Stamp. Dewey unanimously beat out 14 other competitors and was recognized at the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission’s Nov. 4 meeting as the 2011 winn...
Railroad crossing discussion continues
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter ERIE — Continued discussion of the 150th Road railroad crossing east of the new Erie High School and canvassing Tuesday’s election results highlighted Friday’s Neosho County Commission meeting. County Engineer William Cook told commissioners he talked with Mitch Sothers with the Kansas Department of Transportation, and he had no problem with the county’s new plan to close the Queen Road crossing instead o...
Shots shake up neighborhood
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Mark Ford was in his bedroom at 114 E. 9th Thursday night when he heard four repetitive loud noises. “I was watching C.S.I., of all things,” he said. He then realized he had a crime scene investigation of his own. “There were five kids (ages 16 to 20) out back sitting around a little fire. I thought maybe they were goofing around with fireworks.” That wasn’t the case. Four empty .40-caliber casings were found ...
City expected to take energy challenge
Tribune Staff Adopting a resolution to accept the Take Charge Energy Challenge to reduce energy use in the city will be one of the items the Chanute City Commission discusses at its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. The challenge is a joint effort of the Kansas Energy Office and the Climate and Energy Project to reduce energy usage in the state. Last year, CEP partnered with several utilities, including municipalities, co-ops and investor-o...
Banners designed by Chanute college student brighten Main
Kathleen Carney Tribune writer Main Street took on a new look with the black street lamps, and those lamps are now adorned with banners designed by Chanute High School graduate Michael Miller. The final design is simple and incorporates giraffes and the saying, “Live the Adventure.” Miller said he wanted to draw a parallel to the Safari Museum with his design. Miller has been interested in graphic design since he was 13 years old. Many o...
Chanute firefighter part of new calendar benefit
Kathleen Carney Tribune writer Chanute firefighter Chad Small made his modeling debut in the 2011 Kansas Firefighter calendar to benefit Coats for Kids and the Kansas Firefighters Museum. Small agreed to go through the judging process for the calendar after other men on his shift pushed him to sign up, and he became one of the final 13, out of about 30 entrants, chosen for the final calendar. “Initially I was pushed into it by the guys o...
USD 101 opens wellness center to public
Colleen Surridge Parsons Sun ERIE — Investing in construction of a new high school in Erie is paying off in more ways than one for patrons of Erie USD 101. This week, the USD 101 Board of Education approved a wellness facility policy allowing for patron usage of the new high school’s weight room, auxiliary gymnasium and aerobics workout room. Within the city of Erie, there has been no gymnasium or workout facility available for residents...
— New Life United Brethren in Christ Church invites Fall Bazaar
Saturday, Nov. 6 — New Life United Brethren in Christ Church invites Fall Bazaar. 7 a.m. homemade cinnamon rolls, coffee. Kids’ games, craft items, chicken and noodle lunch. — Otterbein United Methodist Church annual bazaar, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meal at 11 a.m., pulled pork, cheesy pototaes, green beans, pie, drink. Lunch $7. Kids 10 and under $3.50. 631 W. 7th. — 2nd annual Holiday Craft Show, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Central Park Pavillion. For ...
Drivers beware: deer on move
Kansas Department of Transportation The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT), the Kansas Highway Patrol (KHP) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) are warning motorists to be aware that November is historically the month when the highest number of deer-vehicle crashes occur. According to KDWP biologist, Lloyd Fox, the increase in deer-vehicle crashes is strongly influenced by deer mating season (the “rut”), which oc...
Santa Fe Grill to offer variety of food fare
Harold Campbell Tribune Reporter A new restaurant has opened in an old location on South Santa Fe. Owned by Mohammed Gedi, who also operates Mo Gedi’s Italian Steak House at Quarry Stone, the Santa Fe Grill opened Thursday morning at 3030 S. Santa Fe. “You name it, we’ve got it,” Gedi said. “Everything is going to be fresh, homemade food. There won’t be anything out of the freezer.” The restaurant’s hours will be from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.,...
Technology gets RMS message out
Connie Woodard Special to the Tribune Royster’s Student Council members are working hard this year and they want everyone to know about it. One of the group, Storme Jones, came up with the idea of creating a Student Council web site. He and Student Council advisor Dallas Masoner began working together to make that happen. Jones said he wanted to use the site to inform students about Student Council, dates and other events. “It’s reachin...
Kids Voting in Chanute and statewide pick Brownback
Tribune staff In Chanute, 254 students cast Kids Voting Kansas ballots on Tuesday. There were 1,021 registered. Across the state, more than 10,000 students from Kansas cast ballots in the mid-term elections through Kids Voting Kansas, an affiliate of Kids Voting USA. “The Kids Voting USA program makes voting a positive habit by starting early and making it a regular part of a child’s development,” said Emily Bradbury, interim Kids Voting ...
Super fans get recognized at Royster
Special to the Tribune
Royster’s Student Council wanted to improve school spirit this year and their efforts appear to be working.
The group created a “Super Fan” club and a way to recognize the student chosen at every home sporting event this year.
“We wanted more school spirit and to get students involved,” said Storme Jones, executive board member.
“We wanted to recognize people,” said President Derek Sharp.
The Student Coun...
Allen County approves hospital sales tax proposal
Tribune Staff Allen County voters Tuesday overwhelmingly approved a countywide quarter-cent sales tax to help finance construction of a new hospital, according to unofficial returns from the Allen County Clerk’s Office. Unofficial returns showed the “yes” vote was 3,221, of 72.5 percent of the vote, while the “no” vote was 1,221, or 27.5 percent of the vote. The sales tax is to help finance construction of a $30 million hospital to replac...