CES students have pen pals from Japan
Lindsay Winder was always fascinated with Japan and is currently learning first-hand about the country.
Winder, born and raised in Chanute, began taking private lessons in Japanese in middle school.
Her aunt, Chanute Elementary 4th grade teacher Linda Ashley, said no one was surprised when she went to Japan after graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in International Studies.
Winder is currently ...
Concert series drive brings four acts
The spotlight for the coming month will be on the Chanute Concert Series as 25 membership drive workers conduct their intensive campaign in March for Membership for the 2012-2013 concert season. The association is offering four professional performances for one low season ticket price.
Membership Chair Mary Jo Geiger, who is coordinating this large-scale effort stated, “We are optimistic that we can surpass the 450 members who enjoyed the las...
CHS students digging in to new salad bar
USD 413 public relations
With a nationwide push to add more fruits and vegetables to children’s diets, USD 413 Food Service Director Terri Markham began working with her kitchen managers last year to revamp the menus for Chanute Public Schools. In the midst of that, Chanute High School students requested a salad bar in their cafeteria.
“We were already working on our menus,” Markham said, “so it was good timing.”
In fact, she s...
Four Earlton residents arrested for burglary, drugs
An investigation into multiple burglaries in Earlton led to four arrests Feb. 25 and 26 by Neosho County Sheriff’s department officers.
The investigation of multiple burglaries over the last couple of months at 4405 and 4350 150th road in Earlton led sheriff’s officers to execute search warrants at 4160 Main Street in Earlton. Neosho County Sheriff Jim Keath said that residence is right around the corner from the two that were burglarized.
PostRock eliminates positions in Chanute, Lenapah
Increased efficiencies and fewer capital projects due to lower natural gas prices have led to PostRock Energy Corp. eliminating 41 positions in Chanute and Lenapah, Okla. effective immediately. Thirty-six jobs were in Chanute.
Following the reduction effective Thursday, the company’s employment in the Mid-Continent area will be approximately 162. The company said all of the affected employees will be offered severance packages and outplacemen...
Erie investigates replacing grocery
ERIE — The city of Erie has begun the search for a new grocery store to replace G&W Foods, which closed on Feb. 21 without notice.
The closure of G&W left the city without a grocery store.
Mayor Darrell Bauer reported during a Monday evening regular city council meeting that he talked to representatives of two grocery chains to determine if either would consider opening a store in Erie. Neither entities were interested because of the town’s r...
March 1 - End of end Quarter.
March 2 - No school - In-service.
March 3 - PRIDE fundraiser, biscuits and gravy 7-11 a.m., St. Peter’s.¬†
March 5 - Lions Club, 6:30 p.m., St. Peter’s.¬†
March 6 - 9 a.m, White Cross, dinner at noon, and ABWM Meeting at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church.
Each Sunday, 5:30 p.m. Kids Bible Club at First Baptist Church.
Nine members of Chapter AM, PEO met in the home of Karen Works on Saturday...
Plans made for fall FCE bus trip
Plans are finally complete for the Neosho County Family Community Education Council annual bus trip, Sept. 21-28.
This year the trip will be departing from Erie and Chanute. We will be¬†traveling highway 400 across southern Kansas with a stop at Montezuma the first day to visit the Stauth Museum, before spending the night in Garden City. The next day we travel to Great Sand Dunes, National Park before arriving in Alamosa, Colo., for the night...
CHS students direct and perform in one-act plays
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There are multiple reasons to attend the upcoming drama performances at Chanute High School next week.
Not only will the audience get to watch their senior high students showcase their acting abilities on stage, they can also appreciate the talent of five students who directed the series of one-act plays.
The CHS drama department will present the one-act plays on March 9 and 10 in the CHS auditorium. S...
CHS Scholars – best finish ever at state
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It wasn’t a promising season for this year’s Scholars Bowl team. The team makeup changed weekly because of student conflicts with other activities, and even when CHS would win more games at competitions, they’d finish just out of the medals due to tie-breaks.
Past teams have earned more medals and even finished first at regionals, but none have finished so well in the end, said coach Mike Bruner.
High winds damage homes in Labette County
PARSONS — High winds destroyed the home of Barbara Hughes and a mobile home owned by Jerry and Bonnie Baker Tuesday night about a quarter mile south of 17000 Road on U.S. 59 Highway, the Parsons Sun reported.
Hughes, who rents from Patrick Smith, was flown to a Wichita hospital with back and rib injuries, said Smith, who found her lying on top of the rubble that used to be her house. (Smith says he is sure she suffered a broken back and broke...
The first name was incorrect in the Kiss the Pig caption in Wednesday’s Tribune. It should have read Eva Gordon.
The Kindness Quotient
Three men at work found a bottle with a genie in it. The genie announced he could grant three wishes, one for each man.¬†The first wished to be in Hawaii…whoosh he was gone. The second man wished to be with his grandkids in Michigan.¬†Zap! He was gone. The third man, the foreman, said “I wish those two would be back at work after lunch!”
Kindness can be in short supply.
Actually kindness is all around us. Without the kindness of others we wou...
IDs provided for 1967 museum photos
On Feb, 22 The Chanute Tribune ran two photographs taken in May 1957 of students assisting teacher Robert Blunk with their “Martin + Osa Johnson Exhibit” at the former Calvert Store. A request was made in Conrad Froelich’s column to help identify the students.
Froelich said the Martin and Osa Johnson Safari Museum received wonderful calls from Sheila Bray Stewart (appears in one photo), John Hunt, Marilyn Hutchinson, Susan Luellen, and Carla...
GOP caucus March 10 in Parsons
PARSONS — Parsons Municipal Auditorium, on the SW corner of U.S. 59 and 17th Street, is the official SEK Regional GOP 2012 Presidential Caucus location for Allen, Cherokee, Labette, Neosho and Wilson counties.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 10 for registration. Voters will need a Kansas Photo ID to register.
Speakers will begin at 10 a.m. and voting ends at 1 p.m.
Voters may vote leave or stay for the program.
Big Brothers Big Sisters promotes drug awareness
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Neosho County held a drug awareness presentation for both big and little Sunday night at the FireEscape Coffee House.
Kim Luebbering, Big Brothers Big Sisters case manager, said the drug and alcohol prevention and awareness program is part of the organization’s mentoring program
“Since the children we serve are typically considered ‘at risk,’ and with southeast Kansas having such a hig...
Kevin Bockover, of Humboldt, born Feb. 29, 1956, turns 14 this year.
Bockover celebrates his 56th birthday today. He was born on leap day, and chooses to celebrate on Feb. 28 during non-leap years.
“The way I see it, I was born on the last day of February, so that’s how I celebrate it,” he said.
Bockover said being born on Feb. 29 has never caused him any problems.
“I’ve always thought it was kind of special,” he...
Commission split over Rx only ephedrine ordinance
Chanute city commissioners were split at Monday’s regular meeting over a proposed ordinance that would make ephedrine and pseudoephedrine available by prescription only.
A motion to approve the ordinance was made by Mayor Jim Chappell and seconded by commissioner Martha McCoy while commissioners Kevin Berthot, Greg Woodyard and Tim Egner voted against the ordinance. The motion died by a 3-2 margin.
County department receives safety award
At Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners, it was reported the Road & Bridge Department received a certificate of Achievement in Safety awarded to Neely Quarry from the U.S. Department of Labor Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) for 6,362 employee-hours worked in 2010 without a lost workday injury. The county also received the 2011 Kansas Contractors Association (KCA)/Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) ...
Chanute woman faces up to a year in vehicular homicide
A Chanute woman entered a guilty plea to vehicular homicide in a Garnett courtroom on Thursday.
Connie L. McCormick, 47, on May 27, 2010, was driving home from a Kansas City methadone clinic, with her 13-year-old niece Mary Jane Robertston asleep in the back of the 1999 Ford Expedition.
The vehicle was southbound on U.S. 169 two miles north of Colony and left the right side of the roadway, entering the ditch. The vehicle continued southbound ...