Social workers discuss career issues during Professional Social Work Month
More than 400 social workers in Kansas are being recognized for their efforts during National Professional Social Work Month.
For Chanute social workers Katie Bruenger and Nancy Kubler, a solid commitment to serving others was the lure that brought them into their field.
“My grandparents really set the example for me,” said Bruenger, a 2009 graduate of Pittsburg State and a six-month employee with the Chanute ...
Carlson presents ideas for day trips
Retired Neosho County Extension agent Lois Carlson presented ideas for day trips within 100 miles of Chanute, Kansas at the Chanute Public Library Wednesday. She has compiled an extensive list of sites to visit in Kansas, and a few out of state locations.
Hot Air Balloon Regatta on Columbus day weekend in October, 1919 Clock Tower and Columbus Museum
Webb Family Railroad Heritage Center, Pumpkin...
St. Patrick’s Church priest explains origins of holiday
On March 17, Catholics around the world celebrate St. Patrick’s day as a religious observance.
Bernard Gorges, priest at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, said the primary way that saints’ days are celebrated is by saying Mass on that date.
Born Magonius Sucatus Patricius in the year 385, Patrick was a Roman citizen in Britain, the son of a deacon in the Church, who was captured by Irish raiders and sold into slavery...
County annoucnes Galesburg Bridge field check at regular meeting
ERIE-- Neosho County commissioners met in regular session Friday and received word from road and bridge director Charles Morse on a planned field check of the Galesburg Bridge scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at 10 a.m. The county will work in conjunction with KDOT on the field check.
Morse recommended to commissioners the possibility of reducing the number of road grader routes from six down to five. He added ...
CCA marks 25 years
Chanute Christian Academy has seen a lot of growth in celebrating its 25th school year this month.
Ryan Wheeler, who started as the administrator of CCA in July 2006, said the school was started by a member of Living Word Assembly of God.
“There was a woman in the church who got the idea to start a preschool,” he said.
Wheeler said when Living Word Assembly member Donna Collins initially presented the idea to th...
Kansas labor report shows improvement; but not area counties
The unemployment rate in the state rose in January, but the more accurate seasonally adjusted jobless rate fell.
According to January estimates from the Kansas Department of Labor, the unemployment rate in Kansas was 6.4 percent, down from 7.5 percent a year ago but up from 6 percent in December. Those numbers include seasonal changes influenced by weather, holidays and the closing of schools. Therefore, according to the KDOL, the seasonally ...
CHS students to experience Spain over break
Spring Break will be rare experience for a group of Chanute High School students who will spend their time off in Spain this year.¬†
There are 24 students, four chaperones and one adult participating. They are leaving today and returning Sunday, March 25.¬†
Katie Lair, a sophomore Spanish student, said there will be a lot of tourism and sightseeing on the trip, as well as shopping and a day at the beach.¬†
Commissioners approve golf course fees
During Monday’s regular meeting, Chanute city commissioners approved a list of proposed fees at Safari Golf Course, as drafted by City Manager J.D. Lester and course manager Steve Orr.
The golf course committee met last week at the Safari Club House with individuals from the men’s and women’s golf club. Orr reviewed the proposed fee structure. The fees will go up approximately 15 percent from the previous fees....
Third annual Scrapping for Kathy to be held March 31
The third annual Scrapping for Kathy will be held in the Humboldt High school cafeteria and old gym Saturday, March 31, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
The event was established to support the Kathy Young Memorial Scholarship fund that Kathy’s family set up after her death.
Young taught at HHS 23 years. Students always knew they could go to Kathy for encouragement and help when needed. Kathy was also well known for her love of scrapbooking, quilting and sew...
Semi-annual Enchilada Day offers south-of-the-border fare
BUFFALO — It takes 1,200 pounds of ground chuck, 850 pounds of shredded cheese, a large volume of other assorted ingredients, two days to cook the meat, six more days to roll the shells and more than 500 hungry patrons to pull off Buffalo’s First United Methodist Church Enchilada Day held Wednesday.
“This has grown considerably over the years,” said event organizer Marilyn Millikan. “We hold this twice a year in...
3rd 9 weeks honor roll
Aidan Collins, Cole Criss, Drake Harrington, Ashlyn Herridge, Sam Neeley, Madison Riebel, Riley Schmidt, Drew Schoendaller, Blake Walker, Camille Wood
Emma Carson, Andrew Comstock, Jada Dangerfield, Natalie Davis, Addison Hart, Kady Hart, Trenton Heisler, Angelina Keidel, Bradley Loftis, Thane Meadows, Jessica Myers, Jurnee Rutledge, Katie Scheimann, Clay Shannon, Jailynn Sinclair, Cameron Wells, Kenna...
Chanute Christian Academy
2012/2013 3rd Quarter Honor Roll
Blaze Bridges, Avery Feeback, Faith Fewins, Micah Johnson, Byron Kneisler, Jackson Moore, Carissa Schoonover, Courtney Schoonover, Mike Stanley, Anthony Wendt
Isaac Burton, Carley Cowen, Emma Duff, Karsin Holland, Abigail Stephenson
Olivia Daugharthy, Nathan Stanley
Kaleb Bradford, Ethan Henry, Kali Kaufman
Blake Bancroft, Aaron R...
Proposed state budget amendment could
impact local disability and aging agencies
Governor Sam Brownback has announced an education campaign that seeks to address proposed changes to KanCare, a statewide Medicaid reform effort. His announcement came in a release by the Governor’s Office Tuesday.
According to the release, the package also includes additional funding to streamline billing procedures to ensure a smooth transition for Kansas Medicaid providers to the new KanCare system.
Law Enforcement Seminar set in Parsons
PARSONS — Labette Community College will be holding a Law Enforcement Seminar on April 25-26 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the main campus in Parsons. Sessions during the seminar include: Probation & Parole Supervision, Surviving a Natural Disaster, Racial Profiling, Human Trafficking, and One-Pot Meth.
“Probation & Parole Supervision” will be presented by local probation and parole professionals regarding information designed to help law enforcem...
Legislators talk about taxes, other issues at coffee
PARSONS — All three state legislators representing Labette County are concerned about Gov. Sam Brownback’s proposal to eventually eliminate the income tax in Kansas, especially if it comes at the expense of higher property taxes.
State Sen. Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, and Reps. Richard Proehl, R-Parsons, and Jerry Williams, D-Chanute, discussed legislative issues with Labette County residents Saturday morning during a ...
— Enchilada Day at Buffalo United Methodist Church, Corner of Micro-Lite and Main, 11:30 a
Today, March 14
— Enchilada Day at Buffalo United Methodist Church, Corner of Micro-Lite and Main, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Eat in, give donation. Meal to go $5.25. Single enchilada $2.25 ($27 dozen).
— The CHS class of 1950 monthly get-together, noon, at MoGedis.
— Lois Carlson will be presenting ideas for day or weekend trips within 100 miles of Chanute at the Chanute Public Library at 4 p.m.
— Chanute Recreation Commis...
Ledgers, manual fall to wayside in court career
Judy Froehlich has seen many changes since taking a job in the county courthouse in 1978. Now Neosho County District Court Clerk, Froehlich is retiring at the end of this week after 33 years.¬†
Froehlich started working for the court in 1978 and became the clerk in 1990.¬†She said the job has changed in many ways, but especially in the use of technology.
“When I first started we had electric typewriters but no memo...
Santorum top vote-getter in SEK GOP caucus
PARSONS — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won the Southeast Kansas Republican Presidential Caucus Saturday morning in Parsons by nearly 200 votes over Mitt Romney.
According to the voting statistics, 613 registered Republicans in Labette, Neosho, Cherokee, Wilson and Allen counties cast ballots in the caucus at Parsons Municipal Auditorium. About 650 people attended the caucus.
Redemption’s Call, a local gospel ...
Local optometrist publishes first book with abuse theme
A long-time local optometrist has added the job of author to his impressive resume. Dr. Bill Vietti, who operates a private optometry practice in Chanute, has just released his first novel, “The Other Side of Someday.” The subject matter is intriguing, following the life of a young man who was sexually molested by his father since early childhood and eventually murders his father.
According to a synopsis, “The O...
Humboldt middle school
3rd 9 Weeks Honor Roll
Humboldt Middle School
All A honor roll
Rayce Hoepker, Aspen Lawson, Matthew Lea, Morgan Lea, Kira McReynolds, Colton Riebel, Anna Whitcomb
Principal’s honor roll
Matthew Arana, Cara Bartlett, Padyne Durand, Paige Durand, Layton Gillespie, Raven Gillespie, Hannah Hudlin, Joe Kline, Jason Mangold, Makaylah McCall, Kendra McNutt, Daylon Splane, Kylie Splechter, Breckon Sutherland, Griffin Voorhies, Tilar Wells