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Obituary: Ethel L. Wirthman
1939-2004
December 15, 2004
A prayer service for Ethel L. Wirthman, 65, Tonganoxie, will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004, at Porter Funeral Home, 1825 Minnesota Ave., Kansas City, Kan.
Obituary: Ruby Louise Porter
1932-2004
December 15, 2004
Services for Ruby Louise Porter, 72, Basehor, were Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004, at Holy Angels Catholic Church, Basehor. Burial was in Holy Angels Cemetery.
Obituary: Harold W. Jones
1919-2004
December 15, 2004
Harold W. Jones, 85, Tonganoxie, died Dec. 2, 2004, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center.
Obituary: Curtis services
December 15, 2004
A memorial service for Betty Jo “B.J.” Curtis, 69, formerly of Basehor, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, 2004, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Private inurnment will follow in Glenwood Cemetery, Basehor.
THS student nominated for academy
December 15, 2004
Some high school students aren’t sure where they want to attend college or what their major will be until they’re close to graduation.
Palmer, Starcher defeat 6A foes for medals
Chieftains bounce back from Kearney Invitational
December 15, 2004
Garrett Palmer took his matches to the max on Saturday.
Free-throw woes hinder Chieftains at tournament; team places fourth
December 15, 2004
A scrappy effort from the floor couldn’t erase dismal shooting from the free-throw line for Tonganoxie in a foul-plagued contest Friday at Central Heights.
Letters to Santa Claus
December 15, 2004
Deputy completes final DARE class in Tonganoxie
December 15, 2004
In many ways, Connie Anderson probably didn’t want Friday’s DARE culmination ceremony to end in the Tonganoxie Elementary School gymnasium.
Donations roll in for new tractor
December 15, 2004
Leslie Ward might have a big green present to put in his barn — just in time for Christmas.
Board discusses grade pairings at new middle school
December 15, 2004
The basic design of the new middle school — with younger students separated from older ones — will remain as planned.
No action planned for TV broadcast
December 15, 2004
Bill McGraw is still stinging from a recent television news broadcast.
School lawsuit heads to mediation
December 15, 2004
An attempt will be made next Wednesday to negotiate a settlement to a sexual discrimination lawsuit against the Tonganoxie school district.
Lemony Snicket’s‘ a fortunate event
(PG) ***1/2
December 15, 2004
Animated birds chirp and a happy elf prances about a fertile countryside. A choir sings a tune called “Loverly Spring.” This cheerful intro plays like a lost Rankin-Bass stop-motion piece from yesteryear.
Letters to the editor: Sensationalist journalism, TV viewers have power
December 15, 2004
Guest column: Cost of annexation far too high
December 15, 2004
Greed and lack of consideration can cause terrible things to happen.
Hester named area coach of year
December 15, 2004
Harry Hester has changed coffee mugs of McLouth faithful from half-empty to just about ready to overflow.
Chieftain boys rally for win, climb to 2-2
December 15, 2004
David Walker’s team suddenly is as good as new.
City to take over holiday lighting
December 15, 2004
In coming years, the city of Tonganoxie will be in charge of putting up and taking down holiday lights from the trees on Fourth Street.
Attorney: City council violated meetings law
December 15, 2004
The Tonganoxie City Council on Monday violated the Kansas Open Meetings Act when members took action during executive session, according to a Topeka attorney.
THS students to complete senior projects
Class of 2008 first group to undertake requirement
December 15, 2004
Tonganoxie High School principal Tatia Shelton has a plan.
Where the buffalo roam
Sheriff’s office working to stem animals’ escape
December 15, 2004
It’s not every day Lori Holmgren sees a herd of buffalo in her back yard.