The 3rd Annual My Town Media Toy Drive is up and running! Bring a new, unwrapped toy to our studios on the corner of Cherry and Plummer in Chanute or to one of the following locations:
– Talk of the Town by Betsy
– Marc’s Place Vape Shop
– Malson Real Estate
– Merle Kelly Ford
– Tony’s Garden Center
– Kacy’s Party Store
Thank you and Merry Christmas!
There will be Christmas Caroling on Saturday, December 13th downtown Main Street in Chanute with the Royster Middle School Choir. That will be going on from 10am – Noon.
Bundle up the kids and head downtown to Main Street in Chanute for the Christmas Parade of Lights December 2nd. The Parade gets underway starting at 7:00pm.
Have you voted yet? No? Why? Because you don’t know where to you say? Nonsense. Go to our Facebook page and give us a Like. We have a site that helps you find your polling location. Just a friendly reminder from your friends at Hot 105!
Senator Bob Dole plans to visit the following locations during the sixth of several trips to Kansas this year. All visits are open to the public.
Monday, July 14:
Oskaloosa, Jefferson County Courthouse, Commissioners Room (300 Jefferson St.), 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Alma, St. John Lutheran Church (218 W. 2nd St.), 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Council Grove, Council Grove Senior Center (227 W. Main St.), 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Marion, Marion Community Center (203 N. 3rd St.), 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 15:
Cottonwood Falls, Chase County Courthouse (300 Pearl St.), 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Eureka, Greenwood Hotel (301 N. Main St.), 1 to 2 p.m.
Yates Center, Woodson County Ambulance Building (114 N. Main St.), 2:45 to 3:45 p.m.
Burlington, Coffey County Library (410 Juniatta St.), 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
Osage City, Osage County Senior Center (604 Market St.), 6:15 to 7:15 p.m.
“I’m looking forward to continuing my tour of Kansas,” Senator Dole said. “I hope to see friends and former supporters of mine, and I’ll plan to enjoy lots of brownies, oatmeal raisin cookies and pies along the way.”
So fresh off of my family trip to Branson, I wanted to highlight some…highlights of Branson, MO. Since moving to SEK, I have been to Branson almost annually. Atleast making a trip to Silver Dollar City for a weekend. So now with a wife and 2 kids a long for the ride, here are some quick things that are a must for your next trip.
– It is what it says it is. Honestly, you can’t miss this thing. If you’re traveling down the strip, you’ll first notice the 2 huge stacks towering from the building resembling the “face” of the Titanic. Once you enter, you’ll get a chance to put your hand on an “iceberg” to get a sense of how cold that block of ice was that doomed the ship. Here are my positives and negatives of the Titanic Museum in Branson, MO
+ Education, informative, and fun. If you’re looking for something on the educational side, this is it. Even our 3 year old had fun looking at some of the exhibits. For the kiddos, I recommend the audio tour add-on since there’s quite a bit of reading.
+ 2+ hours. You might think this is a bad thing, but honestly, on a day that it rained, it was great to spend it inside learning about a piece of history. If you’re planning a trip to Branson and need a filler, this is a place to stop. Plus…you really owe it to your self to take your time to marvel at the attention to detail in a lot of the exhibits, including the famous stair case.
+ Hands on and interactive. Not only was this educational, but it was entertaining. One of our favorites was the 3 levels of elevation the ship reportedly went through on it’s sinking and you had the opportunity to “climb” on the side railing and hold on for dear life. (FYI – I was the only one in our family to make it to the top). Also – you could stick your finger (or if you’re dumb and brave like me your whole hand) in water that was as cold as the ocean was that fateful April evening and see how long you could last. (1 minute with my whole hand…which I don’t recommend BTW).
- No pictures. Because of copyright law and legal mumbo jumbo you couldn’t take pictures.
- The price. This one will cost you a pretty penny…or quite a few. But honestly, I would much rather spend my money on this exhibit than some dinner and show.
THE HOLLYWOOD WAX MUSEUM
You’ve probably seen these on the travel channel or something similar. Wax figures that eerily resemble your favorite Hollywood actor or actress. This was a lot of fun for the adults…and the kids too.
+ Price is family friendly. Honestly, this one didn’t set you back too much, especially with a family of 4.
+ Interactive and can take pictures. You can stand next to the figures and take your picture with them. They just ask that you be respectful and don’t get too frisky. I had to remind that to the wife about Robert Downey Jr….
- Too short. I think we spent maybe 30-45 minutes walking through. I would have liked to have seen more, but again for the price I couldn’t complain. My wife was happy too…again RDJ.
If you made it this far…in conclusion, these two places are well worth the stops in Branson. We did some other stuff too…but I won’t go into boring details about that. If you’re planning to go to Branson soon, tell them Zoel from Hot 105 sent you. I promise you won’t be disappointed.
As the Royals come off a very successful 5-2 home stand that saw them vault into second place in the American League Central, they’re now faced with their most important stretch of games of the 2014 season. They head to Chicago to take on the White Sox in a three-game set and then will go to Detroit to do battle with the division leading Tigers. By the time the Royals get to Detroit, they could have switched places with them, but that seems unlikely, so we’ll work under the premise that they will still have some work to do in catching the Tigers rather than putting distance between the Royals and them.
Here are three reasons why this trip is so important:
1. Any games against division foes are very important to come out victorious. It’s obvious, but every game won against them provides a two game swing in the standings. The Royals haven’t been so good against their division rivals this season. Even with a two-game sweep against the Indians, the Royals are just 8-15 against the AL Central. I’m no math major, but when you see how far back they are from first place, you start to realize what could be if they were just 11-12 against the division, let alone having a winning record. They need to get things going against the AL Central if they want to have a real shot at this thing.
2. The White Sox are a team that is just good enough to think they have a chance. If they think they have a chance over the next few weeks, they might go out on the trade market and try to pick up a pitcher or even a bat who could help them to really have a chance. I don’t have to tell you that this scenario is not good for the Royals. The White Sox, right now, are not the best team in the division nor are they even one of the best two or three teams in the division, but when you let a team hang around for long enough, they start to believe it. It’s sort of like the upsets in the NCAA tournament. That number 13 seed might not actually be better than the number four seed, but when it’s 55-53 with 11:08 to go in the second half, they believe they are. The difference here is that the White Sox actually can get better if they think they need upgrades. The Royals need to send them to the bottom of the division this weekend to help avoid that fate because if the White Sox upgrade, they may very well end up better than the Royals.
3. To be the best, you have to beat the best. The Tigers have shown over the course of the last few seasons that they are the absolute class of the American League Central. The Royals are currently 0-5 against them this season, and that has to change in a hurry. Since starting the season 27-12, the Tigers have really taken a tumble, so they are beatable, but being beatable and being beaten are two separate things. The Tigers have shown some weakness over the last few weeks, and while they’re still very good and probably the class of the division, they are a team that can be beaten right now. If the Royals handle the White Sox, it’s important that they head into Detroit and make a statement in this series. It’s not just a statement to show that they’ve “arrived” or anything like that, but a statement to potentially show the Tigers who the top dog is now. Hopefully when it’s all said and done, it will be the Royals.
This is unfamiliar territory for the Royals. Last year’s team made their move late in the season, so they have the experience of a race, but there haven’t been too many Royals teams in a good position in mid-June. This year is different so far. This road trip needs to be different too.
The 2nd Annual Larry Roberts Poker Run is Saturday, June 28, 2014.
Registration starts at 11am, kickstands up at 12:30pm at the Golden Knight Billiards at 3801 S. Santa Fe, Chanute.
Come show your skill at darts! $20 entry fee gets you a chance at darts, $10 each additional thrower.
T-shirts will be available from sizes small to XXlarge for $18 (includes koozie)
All proceeds will be put back into the community thru the following organizations on behalf of Larry Roberts:
Esophageal Cancer Awareness
Relay For Life
Adopt a Child Program
Traveling Veterans Memorial
Hot 105 will be broadcasting the Humboldt High School Girls Softball game at the Class 3A State Softball Tournament on Thursday, May 29th. The Cubs will be taking on Minneapolis High School. Pre-game coverage begins at 4:50 with first pitch at 5:00pm. You can also listen to the coverage live online here on our website. Just click on the “Listen Live” Button in the upper right hand corner of our homepage.
Congrats to all area 2014 Graduates.
Erie – May 10th @ 5:00p
Chanute – May 11th at CHS Gym @ 2:00p
Iola – May 11th at IHS Gym @ 2:00p
Humboldt – May 17th at Humboldt Community Field House @ 5:00p
Independence – May 18th at Independence Memorial Hall @ 2:00p
The National Association of Letter Carriers food drive is Saturday, May 10, 2014. Any non-perishable food can be left at your mailbox, on the curb or at your letter carrier’s vehicle. Donations will benefit three local food back at:
New Life United Brethren Church – 500 N. Forest
Otterbein Methodist Church – 631 W. 7th
First Christian Church – 102 N. Grant
Donations can also be taken directly to the Post Office or to one of the food pantry locations on Saturday between the hours of 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm.