Archive for Wednesday, August 1, 2001

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Children in Lohman family continue tradition
August 1, 2001
Terry and Karol Lohman have been a part of 4-H most of their lives. Terry was a member in Washington state, while Karol was a member of Glenwood 4-H in Basehor.
Remember When: A community review
August 1, 2001
10 years ago: Aug. 7, 1991 (Picture) Richelle Sauceda, 12, Tonganoxie, had the opportunity to perform with Phyllis Diller in the Starlight Theatre presentation of The Wizard of Oz. Sauceda played Nikko, the flying monkey.
Shouts and Murmers: Looking at life’s time and place
August 1, 2001
Where are you going on vacation this summer? It’s almost become a rote conversation starter like how are you doing today.
Letter: Helping others in need
August 1, 2001
To the editor: Garrett Daily, the 2-month-old son of Tonganoxie Police Officer Brian and Megan Daily, was recently diagnosed with infant leukemia. A fund has been established to assist the Dailys at the First State Bank and Trust. Make our checks to The Garrett Daily Fund, First State Bank and Trust, Box 219, Tonganoxie, 66086.
Braves lose steam in Oklahoma games
August 1, 2001
The Tonganoxie Braves 12-and-under softball team has enjoyed being the road team throughout its season.
Chinstraps and Mouthpieces: Sportswriter ponders what’s in store in 2002
August 1, 2001
A little bit of hustle, or at least that’s what I hope I did, led to a torn ACL during a softball game a few weeks ago in a men’s league game in Olathe. In eight years of football, my knees held up in a sport that can be murder on joints. Instead I messed up my right knee in the more mild slow-pitch softball. Hopefully a team will pick me up next year if my team puts me up for free agency.
Work along river depends on funding
August 1, 2001
This winter, work could begin on a project to stabilize the course of the Kansas River near Eudora if money’s available.
Berry family planning full week at 75th annual fair
August 1, 2001
For the Berry family, this year’s Leavenworth County Fair will become a full-family event.
Volunteers plan to establish gazebo, memorial garden at fairgrounds
August 1, 2001
In honor of 4-H members of the past, efforts are under way to provide a memorial garden and gazebo at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
4-H helps turn 15-year-old into family’s handyman
August 1, 2001
Fifteen-year-old Jeremy Winfrey understands what the Mayginnis 4-H program is about.
Radio club plans to offer message service at fair
August 1, 2001
The Pilot Knob Amateur Radio club of Leavenworth will operate an Amateur (Ham) Radio station from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Leavenworth County Fair in Tonganoxie.
Schedule of events: Leavenworth County Fair
August 1, 2001
Family’s lives intertwined with many 4-H activities
4-H helps children mature and develop
August 1, 2001
For the Buddish family, participating in 4-H is not as much about the animals as it is about being a family.
Making a difference
Members of county 4-H club learning to play a role in their communities
August 1, 2001
The dictionary definition of a rustler is one who steals cattle. The 4-H definition of a rustler, however, is one who makes a difference in the community.
Fousek family finds ready-made friends in 4-H
August 1, 2001
Five years ago, the Fousek family moved from Amarillo, Texas, to Leavenworth. The family said they made more friends during their first year in Leavenworth than they did in their eight years in Texas, all because of 4-H.
Anthony 4-H Club breaks the mold
August 1, 2001
As Gisella Robles, Leavenworth, picked an ear of corn from the Anthony 4-H Club garden, project leader Linda Heim offered a tidbit.
Aunt Norie’s sewing room
August 1, 2001
One of our teachers would like to sound off. She looks forward to each new year, each new group of young minds, to teach to train. She would also like to see more parents get involved. How? Just drop into your child’s room, and listen, volunteer even an hour or two each week or even once a month if that all you can. Tutoring, helping a child with math or reading. Share your school days with them.
Letter: Need for county administrator
August 1, 2001
To the editor: A recent published report that Leavenworth County commissioners have increased the County Infirmary’s operating subsidy by $541,500 the last three years and might have to increase the 2001 subsidy by a million dollars is the latest example of how the county commission is unable to efficiently manage day-to-day county operations. Commissioner Bob Adams says it has taken him five years to realize that the infirmary cannot be operated without ever increasing subsidies. The county commission is so out of touch with the infirmary’s problems that they decreased the infirmary’s annual property tax subsidy by 75 percent between 1999 and 2000. No wonder greater subsidies are required.
The Record: A review of court and law enforcement activity
August 1, 2001
Linwood bridge slated for removal
August 1, 2001
In about two weeks, a Leavenworth contractor will begin to disassemble a 94-year-old bridge over Stranger Creek in Linwood.
Construction to start soon on VFW post
August 1, 2001
Timing and some wet weather have been obstacles for a Veterans of Foreign Wars Post home, but the structure should be up in VFW Park this fall.
NTSB official says helicopter was low on fuel
August 1, 2001
An investigator for the National Transportation Safety Board said a July 22 helicopter crash that claimed the lives of two area men had about 12 ounces of fuel on board at the time of the crash.
Area schools ready for fall enrollment
August 1, 2001
As the hot days of summer wind down, it’s time to begin thinking about school enrollment. Tonganoxie, McLouth and Basehor-Linwood have announced next week’s enrollment dates:
City looks at possible sites for skate park
August 1, 2001
The city of Tonganoxie is searching for a site for a new skate park.
Summer traditions built on volunteers
August 1, 2001
It’s amazing how summer traditions continue.
Chieftains lift weights to make Parsons trip
August 1, 2001
John Grasso got up early Saturday morning to watch his grandson, Andrew Miller, lift weights.
The Cajun way
August 1, 2001
By day he works as a flight mechanic for an airline that transports convicted criminals.
Obituary: Harriet Frances Hancock
1919-2001
August 1, 2001
Services for Harriet Frances Hancock, 81, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, 2001, at the United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie, with the Rev. Omar Tittle officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan.
Obituary: Charles Lyle Coffin
1931-2001
August 1, 2001
Services for Charles Lyle Coffin, 69, Leavenworth were Tuesday, July 31, 2001, at Davis Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth with the Revs. Matthew Lucas and Scott Berry officiating. Burial was in Fall Creek Cemetery in Jarbalo.
Obituary: Florence B. Tynan
1916-2001
August 1, 2001
Graveside services for Florence B. Tynan, 84, Tonganoxie, were last Wednesday, July 25, 2001, at National Cemetery in Leavenworth.
Turnpike accident clogs 24-40 highway
Hundreds of vehicles routed through Tonganoxie
August 1, 2001
After a westbound semitrailer wreck on Interstate 70 blocked turnpike lanes on Friday, an unexpected onslaught of traffic inundated Tonganoxie.
Steam engines warming up for McLouth festival
August 1, 2001
The 44th annual Threshing Bee and Steam Engine Show will offer a look back in time this weekend in McLouth.
County commission seeks 9-mill tax increase
August 1, 2001
Arriving at a proposed budget for 2002 has been an arduous process, county commissioners say.