Global torch relay makes its way through Chanute
A 12-person relay team known as World Harmony Run (WHR) made its way through Chanute Thursday as part of a 10,000-mile running trek through all 50 states.
“We are a global torch relay, seeking to strengthen international friendship and understanding. As we celebrate our 25th anniversary we will run 10,000 miles visiting all 50 states in the Union,” said team captain Arpan DeAngelo, a carpenter from New York Cit...
LCC announces spring 2012 graduates
LCC announces spring 2012 graduates
PARSONS — Labette Community College commencement exercises took place Friday, May 11 at the Parsons Municipal Building. There were 194 students who completed degrees this semester. These graduates are listed alphabetically by hometown with their degree following.¬†
Chanute — Jean Richter-Strode, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing; Traci Seely, Associate in Applied Science, Nursing
Erie — Christopher Coo...
Annular solar eclipse at sunset Sunday
Annular solar eclipse at sunset on Sunday
Special to the Tribune
This Sunday evening sky watchers will be able to watch a spectacular annular solar eclipse. The neat thing about this eclipse is that we will see the maximum part of the eclipse at sunset. An annular solar eclipse happens when the moon is further away from the Earth than usual, making it appear smaller, and the Earth is closer to the sun than usual, making it larger.
Fredonia senior awarded $1,000 FFA scholarship
Abigail Baker, a 2012 graduate of Fredonia HS-FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Merle Kelly Ford, Inc. and Ford Motor Company. Baker’s parents are Burke Baker and Julie Smith of Fredonia. Baker plans to study Agricultural Business Management at Kansas State University.
The Built Ford Tough - FFA Scholarship Program is designed to recognize FFA members’ talents and accomplishments while encouraging their future academic achievements...
Students raise money for Compassion International
Two Chanute Elementary third graders gave a boost to the Compassion International Children cause.
Students at the school bring coins each month to support two foreign children and Sabry Trout and Madison Ranz ran a lemonade stand April 18 in Trout’s yard, raising $42 for the boy and girl supported by the classes at CES
The third grader girls sold lemonade along with cookies made by Sabry’s sister, Sydney Trout.
Horse-drawn wagon passes through Chanute on trip to Nebraska
Glenn Philpott and Gary Woods have been working with horses in Siloam Springs, Ark., for 25 years.
For the last four years, they’ve also been taking long distance trips with them as a hobby.
Woods said the trips evolved because his Dad and best friend always wanted to do it and they weren’t able to.
“We decided to do it before we were too old to tick,” he said.
Philpott and Woods passed through Chanute Wednesday ...
Memorial dedication at Woodson Lake set for June 9
YATES CENTER -- A memorial dedication commemorating the history of Fegan Lake (Woodson State Fishing Lake) in Woodson County will be held at 12:30 p.m. on June 9 at the lake park.
The memorial will pay tribute to the lake’s 78-year history and the people from the state, county and private levels who were involved in its construction.
A picnic lunch will be provided for the first 300 visitors to the June 9 dedi...
City approves resolution concerning Ash Grove appraisal
Chanute city commissioners approved a resolution during Monday’s regular meeting that expresses concern over the Ash Grove tax assessment.
The resolution passed by a 3-1-1 margin with commissioner Kevin Berthot opposing the resolution and commissioner Martha McCoy abstaining.
Commissioners discussed the impact that the recent appraisal of Ash Grove’s real estate could have on existing and future industries duri...
Local police officer receives Silver Award at Hutchinson
Chanute police officer Terence Hartwick was recognized by the state last week for outstanding service and protection to the community.
At the Kansas Joint Law Enforcement Conference in Hutchinson, Hartwick and 22 other officers from around the state received the Silver Award of Valor, which recognizes meritorious actions.
During the early morning hours of July 12, 2011, Hartwick was on routine patrol in Chanute ...
Whittley schedules change of plea hearing
Former Thayer City Clerk Laura Whittley has scheduled a change of plea hearing for May 21 in U.S. District Court in Wichita.
She is charged with one count of bank fraud and one count of money laundering and pled not guilty to both charges in her initial appearance on May 4.
The purpose of a change of plea hearing is typically to change a plea of not guilty to guilty. Scheduling the hearing does not itself constitute a change of plea; Whittl...
MaKayla LaRue named district star farmer
Erie FFA member and Erie High School senior MaKayla LaRue has been named District Star Farmer of the Southeast FFA District.
“District Star Farmer is an award given to a FFA member who has an outstanding SAE or Supervised Agricultural Experience in production agriculture and demonstrates active involvement within the FFA organization,” LaRue said.
LaRue said the SAE requires filling out and maintaining a record book. This...
County hires Topeka lobbyist
ERIE -- Neosho County commissioners met in a last-minute meeting Saturday and approved the hiring of Stuart Little of Little Government Relations, LLC of Topeka to represent the county during the current debate in the House and Senate concerning trade fixture legislation.
Substitute Senate Bill 59, which looks to clarify machinery and equipment property tax exemptions for large commercial properties, was killed...
Area students graduate from Washburn
TOPEKA — Washburn University’s commencement ceremonies were Saturday, May 12. Graduation candidates include December 2011 School of Law, spring 2012 and summer 2012 graduates.
Graduates include from Chanute, Stacia Gericke, Bachelor of Arts, Kinesiology, Cum Laude; Matthew Hudson, Juris Doctor, Law; Patricia Kluin, Juris Doctor, Law.
At Washburn University, more than 7,300 students and 1,000 faculty and staff are involved in more than 200 un...
Collectors gather for third annual Kustom Konvention
Amplifier collectors from around the nation are in Chanute this weekend for the third annual Kustom Konvention.
This year’s event is at the Quarry Stone Golf Club Ballroom, the second time Quarry Stone has hosted the convention. Last year’s show was held at Central Park Pavilion.
The show features amplifiers and other equipment manufactured by Kustom in the late 1960s to the mid 1970s at its factory in Chanute.
“One of the thing...
NCCC conducts monthly business
Under new business on Thursday night, the Neosho County Board of Trustees took the following actions:
• Removed the Coordinator of International Students position and replaced with the new Director of International Student Services. A few items were changed on the job description including making it clear that the position assists the Ottawa campus in international student services provided there.¬†Sarah Cadwallader was named the new Director...
County receives update on employee health insurance
ERIE -- Neosho County commissioners and representatives from Bukaty Companies met together at Friday’s regular commission meeting for a quarterly report on the county’s employee health insurance plan.
Phil Drescher, account executive with Bukaty, said the county is about $50,000 under the claims he estimated having at this point. Drescher said county employees are using generic drugs 83 percent of the time, whi...
Reception honors SEK-RSVP volunteers
The SEK-RSVP honored volunteers for meeting critical needs in the community during Senior Corp week May 7-11.
More than 50 volunteers joined together at Central Park Pavilion for a reception entitled “Never Too Old to Play or Volunteer.”
John Green, SEK-Area Aging on Aging executive director acknowledged the important role the volunteers have in meeting critical needs in the community.
Dr. Zack Miller from Midwest Hearing shared information ...
USD 413 bus driver enjoys the drive
John Montgomery hasn’t been able to let go of his bus driving job and the children he hauls around.
He has been driving buses for USD 413 for a total of 11 years and technically retired three years ago, but still comes back for the kids. He especially enjoys driving the students to athletic events.
Montgomery was born and raised in the Chanute area, as was his wife. His father was a police officer and occasional sheriff.
KPP purchases ownership share of Dogwood Energy facility
Erie has joined 20 other cities in financing an acquisition transaction between Kansas Power Pool and Dogwood Energy, LLC.
On April 25, KPP and Dogwood announced the successful completion of an acquisition transaction whereby KPP purchased a 7 percent ownership interest totaling 40 megawatts in the Dogwood Energy Facility, a combined cycle natural gas-fired power plant located in Pleasant Hill, Mo.
The facility b...
All three fugitives caught in Neosho County manhunt
The chase for a Parsons man ended at approximately 9:40 p.m. Wednesday night.
Douglas Dwayne Heiskell, 30, was taken into custody near K-47 Highway and Wallace Road in Neosho County. He was taken into custody without incident.
On Wednesday at approximately 2:45 p.m., the Neosho County Sheriff’s Office joined a Parsons Police Department pursuit that had entered into southern Neosho County.
Neosho County deputies were informed that it was bel...