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THS strikes Immac back
December 18, 2002
Randy Kraft told his players earlier in the season that defense might not win games, but he guaranteed a lack of it would lose games.
Remember When
A Community Review
December 18, 2002
A historical review of the Tonganoxie area.
Her story
Tonganoxie woman goes on the record about Playboy, calendar photos
December 18, 2002
When her daughter, Carey, was 12 years old, Bev Oroke took her to a modeling agency in Kansas City.
Gangs of New York’ disbands in finale
(R) **1/2
December 18, 2002
Gangs of New York” starts out as an epic and ends up an epic mess.
Seventh-grade girls pull of great season
December 18, 2002
For the Tonganoxie seventh-grade girls basketball team, it was one game away from emulating its eighth-grade counterparts.
Warriors cap another perfect year
December 18, 2002
The Tonganoxie Junior High girls basketball team earned its perfect season.
Grapplers preparing for SFT
December 18, 2002
Tonganoxie High’s weeklong wrestling excursion ended Saturday.
Taking the longer way home
December 18, 2002
For as long as I remember I’ve liked to see the city lights on my way home. Keep in mind that since I’ve lived in small towns almost all of my life, my view of “city lights” is based on a small-town perspective.
Qualified candidates needed for boards
December 18, 2002
In just a few weeks, the deadline to file for school board and city council seats will roll around.
Employees lobby against exemptions
December 18, 2002
Leavenworth County appraiser Donna Graf encouraged legislators to curtail new tax exemptions when county department heads and commissioners met with state lawmakers last Wednesday in Leavenworth.
Officials hope to avoid laying off county workers
December 18, 2002
Leavenworth County provides jobs for about 350 full-time employees and about 40 more jobs that are part-time or on call. But in the face of state budget cuts, no one knows how certain these jobs are.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
December 18, 2002
My earliest memories: Oh, yes, climbing around in the hay searching for eggs.” This from Judy Kennedy. She grew up near Whiting, Kan., has many fond memories of those days going to Topeka to shop, to the big 4-H fair. “Oh and I well remember the year Elvis came out, I was struggling to learn to sew. I used to work in a nursing home, and now here I am in one.”
Tonganoxie man dies Saturday after K-7 traffic accident
December 18, 2002
A Tonganoxie man died Saturday afternoon following an accident on Kansas Highway 7.
Officers continue Leach probe
December 18, 2002
County and state investigators are continuing their probe of a 14-year-old case in which a Linwood boy disappeared.
Wanda Francis Flick
1919-2002
December 18, 2002
Memorial services for Wanda Francis Flick, 83, Melvern, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 3, 2003, in Melvern.
Obituary: Ernest C. Korb
1920-2002
December 18, 2002
Services for Ernest C. “Ernie” Korb, 82, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth.
Obituary: Calla McAlexander
1919-2002
December 18, 2002
Graveside services for Calla McAlexander, 83, Tonganoxie, will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, 2002, at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Obituary: Neil Edward Westphal
1910-2002
December 18, 2002
Graveside services for Neil Edward Westphal, 92, Tonganoxie, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002, at Green Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Mo., with the Rev. Georgette Shoemaker officiating.
Obituary: Clarence R. “Bob” Eason
1931-2002
December 18, 2002
Memorial services for Clarence R. “Bob” Eason, 71, Tonganoxie, will be at 11 a.m. today, Dec. 18, 2002, at Barnett Funeral Home in Oskaloosa, with the Rev. Scott Berry officiating.
THS band tuning up for bowl trip
December 18, 2002
Mr. Van and his merry band are packing their bags for a post-Christmas trip to a city rich in music history.
New stoplight installed on 24-40 near school
December 18, 2002
As of today, giving directions in Tonganoxie won’t be as simple as saying, “Go to the stoplight and take a right.”
Legislators deliver unwelcome news to county
December 18, 2002
Four state lawmakers painted a grim picture last Wednesday when they attended a county commission breakfast in Leavenworth.
Four school, city officials won’t seek re-election
December 18, 2002
It appears that at least two seats will be open on both the Tonganoxie city council and school board during the April election.
Madrigal feast
December 18, 2002
Tonganoxie High School vocal music students carried off their first Madrigal Dinner performances on Friday and Saturday nights.