Two charged after April 29 search
Kyle Scott Eustice, 25, and Tracy Lynn Winterhalter, 22, both of 514 N. Evergreen, Chanute, were charged with drug felonies and other felonies following an April 29 search of the residence revealed drugs and at least one firearm.
Both Eustice and Winterhalter were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, a severity level 3 drug felony carrying 14-51 months in prison, depending on criminal ...
Vilas alumni meet for reunion
The Vilas Rural High School Alumni held their annual reunion at the High Prairie United Methodist Church on April 28. Sharon Reaves welcomed the alumni and guests. The alumni recalled what they remembered about attending Vilas Rural High School. A slideshow of Vilas activities and sports was shown and Vilas memorabilia and pictures were on display.
Classes honored were 1928-1933-1938-1943-1948-1953. Attending from the Class of 1943 was Dale ...
High students in Wilson County compete in art exhibit
The winners of the annual Fredonia Arts Council Wilson County High School Art Exhibit and competition have been selected with student art on exhibit at the Stone House Gallery, 320 N. 7th Street, through Friday, May 10. The Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Students from Altoona-Midway, Fredonia and Neodesha high schools entered artwork in five different categories including Drawing, Sculpture, Painting, Ceramics a...
Humboldt High earns journalism three-peat
Humboldt High School’s journalism students received their 17th sweepstakes state championship at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association’s State competition at the University of Kansas May 4. This latest championship gives them the state title three years in a row and for five out of the last six years.
HHS journalists entered 27 entries in the 3A/4A competition and placed with 12 of them.
“This is a young group of journalists that work ext...
PSU releases list of spring grads
PITTSBURG — More than 850 students are expected to participate in Pittsburg State University’s spring commencement exercises on Friday and Saturday. Commencement exercises will be held in the Garfield Weede physical education building on the PSU campus.
The College of Arts and Sciences and the College of Business’ ceremonies will take place Friday evening. The College of Technology and the College of Education’s ceremonies will take place Sat...
Retirements to change face
of Royster Middle School
It’s hard to imagine how many students have passed through the classrooms of the six teachers who are retiring from USD 413 this year. Four of the retirees are from Royster Middle School.
Julie Aikins is retiring from teaching English Language Arts at Royster Middle School after 32 years.
Aikins received her bachelor of science degree from Southwest Missouri State University, now Missouri State University, and her Master of Arts degree from U...
Travel Buddies return for CCA reunion
Some furry friends of the first and second grade students at Chanute Christian Academy traveled around the world this past school year from Minnesota to Florida, Australia to Japan. They returned home in time for a reunion in April to share about their travel adventures.
The Travel Buddies began their trek in November and had a goal of visiting as many host friends as possible over several months.
As they traveled, the Travel Buddies carried...
Museum grant application complicates possible move
An application for a state grant stalled the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum Board of Trustees’ search for a larger building.
The search for a new location to house the Martin and Osa Safari Museum hit a snag as board members learned they must wait until after June 1 before hearing the outcome of a grant application for improvements at its current location.
In March, the Chanute City Commission approved apply...
$1,000 Built Ford Tough-FFA Scholarship awarded to St. Paul student
Carly Newberry, a 2013 graduate of St. Paul High School FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Merle Kelly Ford, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Newberry’s parents are Chad Newberry and Kimberly Newberry. She plans to study biochemistry at Pittsburg State University.
The Built Ford Tough- FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements.
K-State team including Stich of Chanute improves placing at SAE Baja Competition
Engineering Students from Kansas State University competed for the 16th year at the annual Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Car Competition held on April 18-21 on The Shipley Farm and Hyder-Burks Agricultural Pavilion at Tennessee Tech University of Cookesville, Tenn.
KSU’s Baja team competed against universities from as far afield as South Korea, India, the United Arab Emirates, along with colleges from California to New York and ...
USD 413 School Board approves purchases
At the USD 413 Board of Education May regular meeting Monday, the board approved purchases of two school buses, middle school technology curriculum and related equipment and band instruments.
USD 413 is in need of several new vehicles. Support Operations Director Charlie McKinney reported that the current special needs bus is full, with three new students potentially coming in next year, one with a nurse.
NCCC to wrap up theater season this weekend
The Neosho County Community College theater department looks to wrap up the semester with the car-centric comedy “Marcus is Walking – Scenes from the Road.”
Emily Kasperzak, a theater professor at NCCC , said the six-scene play will feature its largest cast of the season and works in line with the department’s central theme – pathways.
“It’s a series of short scenes that all revolve around a car,” Kasperzak sa...
Chanute woman journeys to scene of dead bodies
A Chanute woman drove to Ottawa on Tuesday after the bodies of a woman and two men were found on property at 3791 Georgia Terrace in rural Ottawa on Monday. Investigators have not identified the victims.
KMBC TV reported Carla Fisher, of Chanute, the mother of a man who lived in the area and is now missing, came to the scene for information. She said she believes what happened on the property is drug-related.
“I don’t know if he’s one of the ...
USD 101 hires new superintendent
Central Plains USD 112 Superintendent Steven Woolf has been chosen by the Erie USD 101 Board of Education as the new superintendent of schools for the 2013-14 school year.
Woolf will officially begin his duties July 1, replacing current superintendent John Wyrick, who has taken the position of superintendent at Altamont USD 506 beginning July 1.
Woolf received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in secondary education...
Carwash owner drops $75,000 lawsuit
Attorneys representing 8th Street Carwash owner Cody Mummert dropped their lawsuit seeking more than $75,000 from the City of Chanute.
Chanute City Manager J.D. Lester believes the dismissal stems from U.S. District Judge J. Thomas Marten throwing out an injunction to allow the South Santa Fe carwash to remain in operation during regular business hours.
The suit sought more damages including lost revenue, punitive...
I/DD advocates seeking permanent carve-out from Kancare
Advocates for Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities are seeking to keep those services out of the Kancare managed care system in Kansas.
Interhab, a statewide association representing community organizations that provide support to Kansans with intellectual and developmental disabilities, has started a media campaign titled “Dear Governor” to advocate for the carve-out.
The campaign will featur...
Fiesta soccer tourney, queen’s dance this weekend
A new event, the Chanute Fiesta Soccer Invitational will kick off the day, culminating in the Introduction of the 2013 Queen Candidates dance tonight.
The soccer event, featuring eight teams, is scheduled beginning at 8 a.m. this morning at Neosho County Community College. The championship game is scheduled 10 a.m. Sunday at the Chanute Community Sports Complex at Chanute High School.
The dance is 8 to midnight at VFW Post 1654, 1700 W. Main,...
Retiring basketball coach named new CRC director
The Chanute Recreation Commission (CRC) named retiring Royster Middle School teacher and basketball coach Steve Slane as its new director late Friday afternoon inside the Memorial Building.
Slane’s unanimous selection by the CRC comes at the heels of a four-month wait for a new director after the CRC did not renew the contract of former director Mark Schoelmehl.
“I’m excited. With Steve coming on board and with An...
Chanute Elementary adds science nights to yearly events
Chanute Elementary School held its first Science Night Thursday evening, sponsored by the PTO.
Science Night includes hands on experiments for CES students and their families, and representatives of local businesses showing how science is part of their jobs. For this first science night, Spirit Aerosystems, The Southwind Extension District, Ash Grove Cement Co. and the Neosho County Community College Mary Grimes ...
Tri-Valley honors contributors to success
The 2013 Tri-Valley Developmental Services awards ceremony was held Friday at the Central Park Pavilion.
Executive Director Tim Cunningham said the ceremony acknowledges businesses, clients, volunteers and employees.
“This is really just an opportunity for us to acknowledge people who have contributed to the success of Tri-Valley,” he said.
Cunningham said the awards ceremony had dropped off before he came to T...