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Obituary: Julius “Pete” I. Leighty
April 13, 2005
Graveside services for Julius “Pete” I. Leighty, 96, will be at 2:30 p.m. Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Obituary: Marjorie Ann Sparks
April 13, 2005
Graveside services for Marjorie Ann Sparks, 80, Oskaloosa, were Monday, April 11, 2005, at the McLouth Cemetery in McLouth.
Obituary: Bradley Wayne Nickel
April 13, 2005
Services for Bradley Wayne Nickel, 19, Tonganoxie, will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 15, 2005, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie Junior High has first track meets of season
April 13, 2005
The Tonganoxie Junior High boys track teams got their seasons off and running last week. The first meet of the season, April 5 in Tonganoxie, saw the seventh-grade team take third out of four teams. Monticello won the meet with 82 points, while Tonganoxie scored 41. The Warriors’ 4x200 relay team took gold, as did Dylan Howe in the 200. The relay team consisted of Howe, DJ Lindsay, Kenny Schultz and Jeremy Maus.
Simons inducted into Cable TV Pioneers
April 13, 2005
Dolph Simons Jr. has been named a cable television pioneer, 36 years after his Lawrence-based company first ventured into the industry.
All-American Chieftain Stars head to Texas
April 13, 2005
Saddle up, Chieftain Stars.
FCCLA members plan for California trip
Tonganoxie High School’s Rachel Bouza nominated to run for national office
April 13, 2005
Tonganoxie’s Family Career and Community Leaders of America chapter is headed to nationals.
Early runs set tone for Piper in victory
April 13, 2005
After last week’s monumental wins against Jeff West, the Tonganoxie High baseball team has struggled in Kaw Valley League play.
Car accident claims life of 19-year-old THS grad
Driver lost control of vehicle in central Kansas
April 13, 2005
Brad Nickel loved cars and wrestling. The 2004 Tonganoxie High graduate started wrestling when he was 8 and competed for THS during all four years of high school. And that love for cars was steering Nickel into a profession. He had plans of soon starting on a nine-month course to become a certified auto body technician. But on Saturday, a one-vehicle accident about 12 miles north of Chapman prevented Nickel from pursuing his career.
Chieftain golfers capture dual win at Panted Hills Golf Course
April 13, 2005
Tonganoxie golfers hope their scores last Wednesday at Painted Hills will be similar to their marks at the Kansas City, Kan., course next month.
Bobcats pound THS with bats
April 13, 2005
Late-inning heroics by Basehor-Linwood helped the visiting Bobcats to a 3-0 shutout against Tonganoxie in game 1 of a softball doubleheader Thursday in Tonganoxie.
THS player, coaches partake in all-star game
Heim plays with metro area’s best athletes as Chieftain coaches direct Kansas team
April 13, 2005
Tonganoxie High coach Randy Kraft instructed THS senior Addie Heim one last time on the basketball court Saturday in Liberty, Mo.
Saunders completes pageantry run
April 13, 2005
With three spots still available in the finalist round, Rachel Saunders likely could hear a Miss USA host announcing her home state. The first syllable started with a “kah” sound. But an “l,” not an “n” followed. Miss California — not Miss Kansas — advanced to the round of 15. Saunders and 35 other women no longer were vying for the Miss USA crown Monday in Baltimore. The event was televised on NBC.
Tonganoxie’s administrator puts focus on city needs
April 13, 2005
Mike Yanez’s first week on the job as Tonganoxie’s new city administrator went as one might expect.
High-flying Chieftains
THS girls, boys run away with Bobcat Relays as meet and school records fall
April 13, 2005
It’s known as track and field, but on Thursday at the Bobcat Relays, the Tonganoxie High girls team made sure the sport was known as field and track.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
April 13, 2005
Grace Guild made something beautiful, and so quickly for her window — curtains for their cabin at the lake.
Principal predicts record-size kindergarten class
April 13, 2005
Tonganoxie’s incoming kindergarten class may be the largest ever. Jerry Daskoski told school board members Monday night that parents signed up 76 students at Thursday’s kindergarten information night. The students will start school in August.
New city council members take seats
New city administrator attends first meeting
April 13, 2005
The Tonganoxie City Council has a new look.
Stranger Creek bridge work progressing
April 13, 2005
The bridge reconstruction project on Kansas Highway 32 over Stranger Creek will be ongoing for the next six to seven months.
Obituary: Ronald A. Grey Sr.
April 13, 2005
Services for Ronald A. Grey Sr., 73, Kansas City, Kan., were Saturday, April 9, 2005, at the United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, also in Tonganoxie.
City officials poised to move forward
April 13, 2005
It certainly is a time of new beginnings for the city of Tonganoxie.
Obituary: Charles H. Murr
April 13, 2005
Services for Charles H. Murr, 95, Monte Vista, Colo., were Wednesday, April 6, 2005, at the Rogers Family Mortuary Chapel in Monte Vista. Burial was in the San Luis Valley Cemetery.
Remember When
A community review
April 13, 2005
A review of events from the files of The Mirror.