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Letter to the editor
A postal solution
August 3, 2005
I believe the Tonganoxie Post Office draws more people downtown than any other business.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
August 3, 2005
A young wife asks why she can’t rip up her husband’s suit that’s too tight and make a blazer for herself.
Letter to the editor
The importance of downtown
August 3, 2005
When the decision was made to move the post office, did they think about what effect it would have on the businesses downtown.
A catfish trilogy
Local 14-year-old hooks three fish in as many days from Stranger Creek
August 3, 2005
Stranger Creek was like Caesar’s Palace last week for Clint Oelschlaeger and grandfather Bill Harris.
Fourth Street improvement project complete
August 3, 2005
Now that the Fourth Street construction has stopped, Tonganoxie firefighters are looking forward to cleaning their trucks only once a week. “Once you cleaned them, 10 minutes later they were filled with dust,” Lt. Joe Peel said. “We washed them about three times a week.”
Group expanding commercial property
August 3, 2005
A Lawrence group sees Tonganoxie as a good place to invest in commercial properties. Two years ago, Tongie Road Properties LLC put up a 7,200-square-foot building in Tonganoxie’s Urban Hess Business Park. Now, TRP is about to finish an addition that adds another 3,600 square feet to their original building.
Tonganoxie Braves join elite group in Florida
Local softball team competes this week
August 3, 2005
More than 10,000 softball teams nationwide competed for a spot at this weekend’s 2005 USSSA Elite World Series in Orlando, Fla.
Construction on First State’s new Basehor branch delayed
August 3, 2005
The start of construction on First State Bank and Trust’s new Basehor building has been put off for another two to three months. Ground-breaking was originally scheduled for March.
Arkansas Pondstockers fills fish orders, large and small
August 3, 2005
For Jody Chenoweth, visiting the Arkansas Pondstocker truck was a new experience. “I’m not sure if they even take smaller orders or if I have to order a hundred,” Chenoweth said. Chenoweth patiently waited in line with the other customers, but it wasn’t long before she found out that they would gladly fill her smaller order. The Arkansas Pondstockers have been making rounds at Vet-Vax in Tonganoxie for nine years, and also visits 11 other towns in the Kansas area.
Owner hopes to sell 32 local townhomes
August 3, 2005
A big chunk of Tonganoxie real estate is on the market. Denny Spring, Eudora, has 32 townhomes for sale. The asking price for the 16 duplex buildings in Stone Creek subdivision is $4.576 million, said Mike Chumley, a Realtor in the Basehor Remax office.
Company abandons plans for rural land
August 3, 2005
A Johnson County company has abandoned plans to construct a distribution center on 144 acres east of Tonganoxie along U.S. Highway 24-40.
McLouth gearing up for threshing bee
August 3, 2005
The McLouth Threshing Bee Association has its engines revving and wheels turning for this weekend’s 48th annual Threshing Bee festivities.
Obituary: Dorothy Ellen Champion
1910-2005
August 3, 2005
Services for former Tonganoxie resident Dorothy Ellen Champion, 95, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. today, Aug. 3, 2005, at Tonganoxie Christian Church, 204 Washington Street, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Jury trial under way in school lawsuit
August 3, 2005
An eight-person jury in Kansas City, Kan., began hearing testimony Tuesday afternoon, in the first day of a federal trial over a lawsuit against the Tonganoxie school district.
Local Legion team perseveres in tourney
August 3, 2005
What a way to go out. Playing six games in five days, Tonganoxie No. 1 fought back through the losers bracket of this year’s American Legion baseball tournament and snagged a tournament title. Tonganoxie defeated the Leavenworth Blue Sox, 4-3, Sunday in Leavenworth.
On the road again
Tonganoxie native quits job, sells house and buys camper for trip of a lifetime
August 3, 2005
Whether she’s walking her dogs across a glacier stream or packing them in her car for another day on the highway, Shellie Hardisty is a world away from her home. Actually, she has no home. Four months ago, Hardisty sold her house and her belongings. About a month later she quit her job, and shortly after that, she loaded everything she needed for a trip in a pop-up camper.
Remember when: A community review
August 3, 2005
Shout and Murmurs
A lifetime in the eye of the lens
August 3, 2005
The stage was set.
Unique blooms
Night-blooming plant makes its annual statement
August 3, 2005
It could be said that former Tonganoxie resident Pat Black is serious about her night-blooming cereus. So serious, in fact, that she had a party Thursday to celebrate its blooming.
Budding entrepreneur saving money for college, ‘date car’
August 3, 2005
ne of Tonganoxie’s youngest businessmen is only 12. Vinnie Angell, who runs the bait shop at Angell’s Convenience Store, opened his business when he was 9. And business has been good, Vinnie said.