Archive for Wednesday, July 31, 2002

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Volleyball fever extends to Hawaii
July 31, 2002
It was difficult, but Vanessa Wardy traded in hot and muggy Kansas for relaxing and much milder Honolulu earlier this month.
Summer’s heat sizzles football field
July 31, 2002
High school football fields aren’t supposed to look like sandlots, but Tonganoxie High School’s stadium could be in rough shape if more rain doesn’t fall soon.
Here, kitty, kitty, kitty
July 31, 2002
Jennifer McCue lovingly stroked the soft fur of her tiger-striped cat, Sneakers, Saturday morning as she waited for her turn at Leavenworth County 4-H annual cat and pet show.
Midnight blaze destroys house south of Tonganoxie
July 31, 2002
In the span of minutes, Sue Hawkins lost most of her life’s possessions family scrapbooks, her car, furniture and clothes.
Exercise your right to vote on Tuesday
July 31, 2002
While primary elections aren’t always the sexiest beasts, particularly if you’re a Democrat, they’re still important.
Letters: In praise of firefighters
July 31, 2002
I first want to commend the Klinkenbergs for their fast action in saving the life of one of their neighbors.
Shouts and Murmurs: Those drops in the bucket add up
July 31, 2002
The outdoor watering ban hasn’t hit our house. My husband and I live about six miles southeast of Tonganoxie. But my consciousness was raised last week when writing last week about how to conserve water. After all, water is a precious commodity none of us can live witho
Obituary: John Lyman McCaffrey
1929-2002
July 31, 2002
Services for John Lyman McCaffrey, 73, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 2, 2002, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Holy Angels Cemetery, Basehor.
Obituary: Clarence “Ted” Handley
1910-2002
July 31, 2002
Services for Clarence “Ted” Handley, 91, Linwood, will be at 10 a.m. today, July 31, 2002, at Quisenberry Funeral Home in Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan.
Annual festival steps back in time
Three-day threshing bee gets fired up on Friday in McLouth
July 31, 2002
Visitors to the 45th annual McLouth Threshing Bee will be greeted by the sights and sounds of steam engines harvesting wheat and sawing lumber much the same as they did a century ago.
Work on roads could delay parade
July 31, 2002
Because the intersection of Evans Road and County Road 25, is closed for construction, this year’s Leavenworth County Fair parade will stop for traffic.
Primary election scheduled Tuesday
July 31, 2002
Predicting how many voters will cast ballots in next Tuesday’s primary election is a little like trying to read people’s minds.
City’s watering ban continues
Substantial rain needed before precarious situation improves
July 31, 2002
Rain finally fell Sunday on Tonganoxie, but it was only a drop in the bucket.
Sports complex adds new sewer lagoon
July 31, 2002
A potential sewer problem at the Basehor Field of Dreams sports complex has been resolved, Leavenworth County officials said.
Team eyes funds, lifts weights
July 31, 2002
Tonganoxie residents might have been slightly confused last week when players sporting football jerseys combed the city.