Archive for Wednesday, May 9, 2001

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Gerald Soetaert
May 9, 2001
Senior citizens, youths enjoy lives as pen pals
May 9, 2001
The halls of Tonganoxie Elementary School were filled with cheer Friday afternoon as second-graders and their senior citizen pen pals met face to face.
Advance balloting available for election
May 9, 2001
Advanced voting is under way for the May 22 special election in Tonganoxie.
Letter to the editor: A community asset
May 9, 2001
It is important to the citizens of our town, who may not be aware, that we have here in Tonganoxie, a very fine facility for the “seniors” who want to “live out” their remaining years in peace and comfort.
Downtown battles back from devastating storm
May 9, 2001
Several businesses in downtown Tonganoxie received extensive damage from the May 11 tornado.
Tonganoxie area businesses grow following 2000 tornado
May 9, 2001
The tornado that ripped through Tonganoxie last May wreaked havoc on some local businesses.
Community helps restore hard-hit cemetery
Even inmates from a nearby prison pitched in to help clean rubble from Hubbel Hill
May 9, 2001
One year ago: Littered with barn debris and downed trees, Hubbel Hill Cemetery lay in shambles. Proving that nothing was safe from Mother Nature’s iron hand, final resting places were ravaged.
Tonganoxie Assembly of God Church rebuilds after tornado
May 9, 2001
The Tonganoxie Assembly of God Church has risen from the rubble, thanks to the work of many volunteers.
City volunteers work weekends to restore trees to Tonganoxie
May 9, 2001
Trees in Tonganoxie suffered tremendous damage in last May’s tornado.
National Weather Service tracked 2000 tornado for miles
May 9, 2001
The National Weather Service meteorologists weren’t sure that any severe weather would develop on the night of May 11, 2000.
Where to go if weather threatens
May 9, 2001
When a tornado siren sounds, where should you go?
Fairgrounds rebuilds during past year
Thanks to efforts of many volunteers, 74th annual fair goes on last August
May 9, 2001
A year later, repairs from last May’s tornado are just about complete at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Communities often pull together after disaster strikes
May 9, 2001
When disaster strikes, volunteers stream to aid victims.
A year later: Remembering storm’s fury
May 9, 2001
Florence Somers and Virgil Fields didn’t see the tornado approach.
City streets ready for some quick fixes
May 9, 2001
City Administrator Chris Clark said city crews soon will begin resurfacing selected city streets.
Tiger escape sparks questions over animal permits
May 9, 2001
Jefferson County officials are considering whether to file charges in connection with a Siberian tiger that escaped from a wildlife sanctuary.
Tonganoxie youths lobby for skate park
City panel considers request
May 9, 2001
Tonganoxie boasts a swimming pool, ball fields, basketball courts and a slew of places for area children to enjoy themselves.
Sports Briefs
May 9, 2001
Softball set for regional first round
May 9, 2001
The Chieftain softball team has been on a tear lately, going 2-0 last week to bolster its record to 11-5 as it heads into next Monday’s first-round regional tournament game.
Field event medals give boys jump start
May 9, 2001
In its final warm up before Thursday’s Kaw Valley League meet, Tonganoxie High School’s boys track team demolished the competition last week at the Tonganoxie Invitational, beating second-place team by 57 points.
Chieftains stun competition on home turf
First place shows girls’ capabilities at full strength
May 9, 2001
The girls track team, healed from mid-season injuries, used an all-around team effort to defend its home turf, capturing first place at the Tonganoxie Invitational.
Sluggers surging into post-season play
May 9, 2001
After a bumpy start, the Tonganoxie High School baseball team seems to have found its groove, winning four of its last six.
The record
May 9, 2001
City installs slide at pool
May 9, 2001
For the first time in 40 years, swimmers at the Tonganoxie City Pool will be able to slide into the water.
Leavenworth residents face federal charges
May 9, 2001
Two Leavenworth residents have been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a counterfeit money-making operation.
Secretary prepares for retirement
May 9, 2001
Kathy Pine stops what she’s doing to give an ice pack to a boy who was kicked at recess. In the school nurse’s office, she gives kind words to a little girl who’s suffering from poison ivy.
News briefing
May 9, 2001
Governor’s column: Time to explore merits of ethanol
May 9, 2001
This past winter saw natural gas prices soar to record levels, and it looks like energy costs will continue to provide a challenge.
Anniversary provides chance to offer thanks
Editorial
May 9, 2001
In many ways, it’s difficult to believe that it’s nearly been a year since a tornado roared over Hubbel Hill and into Tonganoxie.
Demonstration depicts dangers of drunk driving
May 9, 2001
Prom is a time for celebration and fun but to be safe, SADD (Students Against Drunk Driving) members wanted to make sure that juniors and seniors were aware of this weekend for Prom.
Bank teaches students to save money
May 9, 2001
Students in Jeanie Williams second grade class recently received a little lesson in saving their money.
Tonganoxie High School alumni banquet set for Saturday night
May 9, 2001
The Tonganoxie High School class of 1976 will host the 66th annual alumni banquet Saturday.
Students study biology at Tonganoxie lake
May 9, 2001
Monday morning, Richard Sanders had all the catch-and-release he could handle.
Duo to open clothing consignment store
May 9, 2001
Pat Womack and Dawn Bailey are picky, and proud of it.
Engagement/Bissey-Puntenney
May 9, 2001
Engagement/Gerstenkorn-Rahija
May 9, 2001
Othal 0. Wiley and Eva B. Wiley
May 9, 2001
Wedding/Lacy
May 9, 2001
Engagement/Pearson-Morrow
May 9, 2001
Letter to the editor: Sunrise service missed
May 9, 2001
It is so glorious to have spring weather again after our long, cold winter.
Carving with character
May 9, 2001
Dennis Bixby prepares his Christmas list ahead.
Bound for New York
THS senior plans to attend drama school this summer
May 9, 2001
Luke Manson, a Tonganoxie High School senior, has been accepted to attend a drama school in New York City, starting this summer.