Johnsons’ photographic exhibition to premiere in Czech Republic
A photographic exhibition of the pioneering documentary films made by Chanute’s own Martin and Osa Johnson will premiere March 15 in the Czech Republic.
The exhibition, Martin and Osa Johnson: the Origin of Cinematic Africa, will open at the American Center of the U.S. Embassy in Prague and is designed to travel around Czech centers at foreign embassies, including those in New York and Los Angeles.¬†
The exhibition, which features 26 photos f...
Contract approved for Royster HVAC system
The USD 413 School Board finalized the deal for the HVAC system at Royster Middle School at Monday’s meeting.
The school board voted to approve a contract with Kansas Trane with the budgeted cost of $1,286,672.
Brett Miller, business development with Kansas Trane, said he expects the final cost to be somewhat lower.
School board member Ross Henrickson asked about how much local subcontractors will be used.
NWS to conduct spotter class in Thayer
With the official start of tornado season less than a month away, National Weather Service personnel are traveling across the state to conduct spotter training seminars.
An NWS spotter training class will be held on Tuesday, April 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the Thayer Public School, 300 W. Wilson. The class is part of an effort by the Weather Service to educate law enforcement, emergency responders and citizens on sev...
Country crooners to perform CES concert
The music of such legendary cowboy singers as Gene Autry, Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers will be coming to Chanute on Sunday, March 11 at the Chanute Memorial Auditorium at 2:30 p.m. in the form of the number one cowboy group in the country Riders in the Sky. Their award winning performance here is sponsored by the Chanute Entertainment Series as part of the 2011-2012 concert season.
With 28-plus years and more than 5,000 performance...
Injuries in three separate deer accidents
An injury accident involving a deer occurred around 7:25 p.m. Friday, 3 miles west of Chanute on K-39.
The Kansas Highway patrol reports that Brian C. Dillow, 36, police chief of Humboldt, was westbound on K-39, driving a 2008 Ford Crown Victoria, when three deer entered the road. Dillow was unable to avoid and struck one of the deer.
Dillow and his passenger, Jeffery Lynn Collins, 36, Chanute, were injured and taken to Neosho Memorial Regi...
Umbarger among senators rejecting health care amendment
Staff and wire reports
TOPEKA — Most members of the Republican-dominated Kansas Legislature would like to thwart a key mandate in the President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul, but the state’s voters aren’t likely to get a chance to weigh in this year.
Senators including Dwayne Umbarger, R-Thayer, on Thursday narrowly rejected a proposed health care “freedom” amendment to the state constitution, containing language that mirrors a ...
Health department committed to get teen pregnancy numbers down
Staff and wire reports
Teenage pregnancy rates in Neosho County have increased and are nearly eight points above the state average.
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) has published the summaries: Adequacy of Prenatal Care Utilization Index and Adolescent and 2010 Teenage Pregnancy Report. The teen pregnancy report provides data to support assessment and evaluation of teen pregnancies in Kansas. The Prenatal Care report ena...
St. Patrick students present check to Drexel Fund
On behalf of the 10,671 children of the Diocese of Wichita Catholic Schools, St. Patrick Chanute students on Thursday presented to Superintendent Bob Voboril a check for $69,891 as contribution to the St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School Fund.
The St. Katharine Drexel Catholic School fund was established in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita to help equalize parish resources to support our Catholic Schools. St. Patrick Catholic School is a recip...
County to install stop sign on West Main
At Friday’s meeting of the Neosho County Board of Commissioners Resolution No. R-12-D was adopted authorizing the removal of yield signs located on Country Club Road and West Main Street (Chanute) and the installation of a stop sign at said intersection, such that westbound traffic on West Main Street must stop prior to entering Country Club Road.
In other business, the commissioners:
— Were updated by George Finical, inspection personnel wit...
Greyhound racer retires, has eight pups
A local greyhound that retired from a Florida racing program is now the proud mother of eight pups.
Owner LeAnn Welch said the five year-old, 64-pound greyhound, named Osa Martin after explorers Martin and Osa Johnson, retired with a 14-win record before returning to Chanute. She participated in 47 races. Her final race was a third-place finish on Nov. 10, 2010 in Ft. Myers, Fla. Less than a month earlier, she ...
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
USD 413 public relations
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
USD 413 public relations
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.