Hi-Tek expands with downtown location
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune reporter With the hopes of creating a larger work space and drawing more attention, Hi-Tek Designs has moved the business from West 21st to 18 N. Evergreen. Just off of Main Street, it is the former location of Curves. Manager Fred Davis said he was excited for the move because the more spacious location gives the screen printing equipment more space and allows distributing merchandise in a different way. “...
Farmers seed more acres into winter wheat
WICHITA (AP) — Buoyed by higher prices and an early harvest of other crops, the nation’s farmers planted far more of their land in winter wheat crops than a year ago, according to a government report issued Wednesday. Seeding of winter wheat acres are up 10 percent to total 41 million acres nationwide, the National Agricultural Statistics Service reported Wednesday. Winter wheat is planted in the fall and harvested the following summer. K...
Work continues on renovating historic home
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter Probably the Chanute community’s most historic home, a 1904 neoclassical mansion located at 907 S. Highland, is undergoing major construction in hopes to restore the home to its former glory. After being used as a family home for many years, the building was converted into a complex with nine apartments during the 1940s. Over a 20-year period, the house has experienced four different owners who have tried...
— Charlie and Lisa Band CANCELLED
Today, Jan. 14
— Charlie and Lisa Band CANCELLED.
Saturday, Jan. 15
— Singspiration, 6:30 p.m., United Brethren in Christ Church, 500 N. Forest. Everyone welcome.
Sunday, Jan. 16
— Community Gospel Singing at Hope Chapel Assembly of God, Moran, 6:30 p.m. Anyone who would like to sing (gospel music only) is invited to contact Pastor Yates, (620) 939-4828.
— America’s Favorite One Handed Pianist Brian Arnold, 7 p.m., Humboldt Baptist Church....
Lawmakers ban picketing near Tucson funerals
PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona legislators quickly approved emergency legislation Tuesday to head off picketing by a Topeka church near the funeral service for a 9-year-old girl who was killed in the Tucson shootings. Unanimous votes by the House and Senate sent the bill to Gov. Jan Brewer, who signed it Tuesday evening. It took effect immediately. The bill “will assure that the victims of Saturday’s tragic shooting in Tucson will be laid to rest ...
Spruced up rec building has lots to offer
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter What used to be the old high school has undergone some serious renovations since Chanute Recreation Commission moved to the 400 S. Highland address. The building was in no condition for business due to the amount of vandalism, rusting, and wear it suffered during its vacancy, and the new renovations have turned the Chanute Recreation Commission into a completely changed operation. The building underwen...
Chanute voices part of SEK concert
A select group of Chanute Elementary fifth graders and Royster Middle School vocal students will join with more than 150 others on the risers Saturday to give a vocal music performance for parents and the public. Following auditions with their instructors, the best vocal musicians were chosen to be part of two SEK district honor choirs along with their peers from other southeast Kansas schools. The students were critiqued on four criteria a...
Three Royster students earn
spots in state honors choirs
Connie Woodard Chanute USD 413 Three Royster Middle School students will be singing with some of the best middle high voices in Kansas next month. Following taped auditions last fall, sixth grader Kyndal Frederick was chosen for the Kansas Choral Directors Treble Honor Choir; and seventh grader Talia Ramsey and eighth grader Dakota Gough were selected for the Kansas Music Educators Association State Middle Level Honor Choir. The three st...
Victorian Tea part of curriculum at Royster
Connie Woodard Chanute USD 413 Every December the seventh graders at Royster Middle School read Charles Dickens’ story, A Christmas Carol. Not only is it a seasonal story, it is one that leads the students into discussions about the author’s purpose, the setting, character development, cause and effect, drawing conclusions, figurative language, and more. “We talk about life during that time in 1843 London, England, and the issues of over...
Lawmakers face tough task with 2011 budget
Ray Nolting Parsons Sun Kansas lawmakers have a big budget headache to face when they started work on Monday in Topeka. The 2011 state budget, which runs through June 30, is facing an estimated $550 million shortfall that legislators have to resolve. And two area Republican lawmakers, Rep. Richard Proehl of Parsons and Sen. Dwayne Umbarger of Thayer, are concerned that conservative Republicans in Topeka will try to repeal the one-cent sal...
City manager’s report:
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor During Monday night’s City Manager’s report J.D. Lester addressed Monday’s snowstorm. “Hopefully, the community is thinking we’re doing OK,” he said about the city’s street snow removal efforts. Lester made note of NCCC Weatherization Workshops scheduled Jan. 27-28. One will be for homeowners and the other for contractors. Lester and Larry Gates, director of city utilities, will be attending the KMU day at the...
Commission extends principal payments to Get Lit Industries
Stu Butcher Tribune Editor Get Lit Industries resolved issues on its revolving loan at Monday night’s City Commission meeting and commissioners approved extending the company’s interest only payments six months for a total of 18 months. Robert J. Williams and Trudy Witten have established a business manufacturing spotlights at the business incubator location at the former high school. “We’re not asking for anything above or beyond what w...
Be aware of Carbon Monoxide, the ‘silent killer’
Jennifer Westerman Neosho/Allen County Child Care Surveyor The Neosho County Health Department would like to inform the public about some safety tips on carbon monoxide. Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is a colorless, odorless gas known as the “silent killer.” CO is found in combustion fumes, such as those made by cars and trucks, portable generators, stoves, gas ranges, and heating systems. Carbon Monoxide is produced by common household applian...
Kansas revises fish consumption advisories
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) and the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks (KDWP) have issued revised fish consumption advisories for 2011. The advisories identify types of fish that should be eaten in limited quantities or, in some cases, avoided altogether because of contamination found in tested fish.
The waterbody specific advisories listed below are based on mercury and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in fish,...
— CHS Class of 1950 monthly get-together, 11:30 a
Today, Jan. 12 — CHS Class of 1950 monthly get-together, 11:30 a.m., Main Street Cafe (Tioga). — Chanute Recreation Commission, 5:15 p.m., 400 S. Highland. — ANW Education Cooperative, 6:30 p.m., 710 Bridge, Humboldt. — Cedar Lodge 103 stated meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13 — Housing Authority of the City of Chanute, 7 a.m., room 213 in Student Union at Neosho County Community College. — Chamber Business After Hours at Grandma’s Su...
Tuesday Toddler Territory terrific
Marilynn Rutledge Tribune Reporter The Osa and Martin Safari Museum sponsors many activities for young ages, but among Museum Curator Jacque Borgeson’s favorites is the Toddler Territory program the museum holds once a month. The program helps create a museum experience for parents with children too young to fully enjoy the museum by exposing them to interactive projects and activities with safari themes. The program begins at 10 a.m. and...
New Kansas governor promises to focus on basics
TOPEKA (AP) — New Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback promised in his inaugural address Monday to focus on the basics of government as the state wrestles with a big budget shortfall, and the Republican said he wants Kansas to renew the nation’s optimism and become known as “a state of Hope.” Brownback acknowledged the difficulties facing the state as he took office as the state’s 46th governor. The budget shortfall is projected at $550 million for th...
Fredonia, Altoona spend Saturday without power
FREDONIA — Fredonia, Altoona and many rural residents were unexpectedly left without electricity starting at about 8 a.m. Saturday morning as a result of a Westar pole failure near U.S. 75 Highway and 800 Road in Wilson County. Service was restored fairly quickly to some rural REC customers, but Fredonia did not come back online until just after 6 p.m., and Altoona’s service was not fully restored until about 9 p.m. The situation was furthe...
Gas prices continue to rise across state
Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 4
Gas prices continue to rise across state Average retail gasoline prices in Kansas have risen 4.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98/g on Sunday. This compares with the national average that has increased 1.7 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.07/g, according to gasoline price website KansasGasPrices.com. In Chanute, prices remained at $3.09/g at Johnson’s General and $2.99/g at Southtown. Including the change in gas p...
Worker furlough begins at Ash Grove
Tribune staff When the calendar flipped to 2011, 64 Ash Grove Cement Company employees began an unspecified furlough — a temporary layoff. Ash Grove spokeswoman Jacqueline Clark said the workers’ return will again be contingent on market conditions. The plant conducted a similar furlough a year ago Randy Pryor, plant manager, said the workers should be called back in about six to eight weeks. The company announced in October that product...