Briefs: Home Savings’ Johnson elected to KBA Board

The Kansas Bankers Association (KBA) has announced Jonathon Johnson, president, CEO and bank director for Home Savings Bank in Chanute, has been inducted to the Board of Directors as a Regional Representative.

He previously worked at Community National Bank in Chanute for 12 years and at Kendall State Bank in Overland Park prior to that. Johnson started his 25-year trek in the banking industry following his active duty service in the US Army, where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader/ Troop Commander. Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree at Pittsburg State University and a Master’s of Divinity at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, in 2007. He is also a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at Colorado.

Johnson enjoyed serving as a chaplain in the Army National Guard until he retired in 2016 as a Major. He is a member of the 2017 KBA Bank Leaders of Kansas (BLOK) class and serves on the KBA State Affairs Committee. Johnson has been active in his community by serving as the president of the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce, board member for USD 413, president of Main Street Chanute, and Rotary club secretary/treasurer. He is a member of the Chanute Area Chamber of Commerce, American Legion, of the First Baptist Church and he serves as the chaplain with Racers for Christ. Johnson and his wife, Michelle, reside in Chanute and have three grown sons.  1LT Mason Johnson and his wife, Katy, live in Ft Bragg, N.C., and they have one son, Maxwell. Harrison resides in Nashville, Tenn., and their youngest son Grayson  is attending Pittsburg State University.  

Johnson also enjoys riding and working on motorcycles.


Ryan’s Run for Ollie on Saturday

The schedule has been lined out for Saturday’s Ryan’s Run for Ollie.

Ryan Ortiz wil start his 20-mile run at 5:30 am.

Held at Santa Fe Park Fiesta Grounds, here is the rest of the schedule:

9 am – Run/walk to begin

10:30- Balloon release

11 am – Auction

11:30 am – Ryan will talk about “Ryan’s Run for Ollie”

11:45 am – Drawings and winners announcements

Ryan Ortiz of Chanute and his wife, Kaila, have been fundraising for the cause in honor of Ollie, the son of Ryan’s brother and sister-in-law Rob and Kaylen Ortiz, Eudora. Ollie’s grandparents are Robert and Jamie Ortiz, Chanute.

On Oct. 21 Ortiz will be running a marathon in Kansas City. His goal is to raise $2,600, or 100 people to donate $26, $1 per mile. 

To include those in Chanute who have been supportive and may not be able to attend the Kansas City run, Ortiz organized the 5K and one mile walk/kids run at Santa Fe Park.

Ortiz calls it a Fun Run. There is no entry fee.


Special Naturalization Ceremony in Fort Scott

FORT SCOTT — The United States District Court for the District of Kansas will hold a special naturalization ceremony at the Fort Scott National Historic Site in Fort Scott, Kansas on Friday, September 29 at 10:30 am.  The Honorable Teresa J. James, United States Magistrate Judge for the District of Kansas, will preside over the ceremony on the grounds of the Fort. The ceremony features musical performances from the Fort Scott High School band, orchestra and choir, and an address from Larry D. Nuss, Attorney at Law. The Pittsburg State University Army ROTC will present the colors.  

Approximately 100 applicants will be naturalized at the ceremony, which is open to the public. In case of rain or other inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at Fort Scott Memorial Hall.

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