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Jury awards $250,000 to former student
Testimony: Harassment started in seventh grade, continued into Tonganoxie High School
August 17, 2005
A federal jury on Thursday awarded $250,000 to a former Tonganoxie student who said other students sexually harassed him for years, thereby denying him access to an education.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
August 17, 2005
It just takes one person to start a new fad, I guess, like someone somehow decided to fringe their jean legs perhaps,” J.L. said. “But I’d rather think they were copying some stage show costume. However it got started, it surely has caught on, hasn’t it.”
Remember when: A community review
August 17, 2005
Lohman family holds reunion: The descendants of August Jacob Daniel Lohman and Frederika Carolina S. Gropengieszer gathered together July 15 at the home of Terry and Karol Lohman, Jarbalo, for the 14th annual family reunion and potluck supper.
District, teachers still in pay talks
August 17, 2005
Although school began Tuesday, Tonganoxie teachers don’t know yet how much they’ll be paid this year.
Letters to the editor:
A positive school atmosphere; Post office decision a mistake; A historical view of post office; Speak out about post office
August 17, 2005
It’s in the news. One can hear about it on the radio or read about it in the newspapers. As one could guess, I’m referencing the lawsuit against the school involving a former student and supposed sexual harassment.
Voices on the street
August 17, 2005
Editor’s note: The Mirror’s news editor, Lisa Scheller, posed the question of “What do you think of the proposed site for a new Tonganoxie post office near the county annex” to area residents collecting their mail at the Tonganoxie Post Office.
School bid comes in below budget
August 17, 2005
The Tonganoxie school district received some good financial news on Thursday, as its representatives opened bids for work on the new middle school.
Break disrupts water service to district
August 17, 2005
Rural Water District 6 was so dry Monday that even the fire station didn’t have any water. The district is west of Tonganoxie, with its water tower near Kansas Highway 16 and Parallel Road. Tonganoxie Township fire chief Tom Pulkrabek attributed the lack of water to a break in the main water line.
Seasons start at THSMHS
August 17, 2005
Similar to last year, cooler temperatures greeted local athletes as Tonganoxie and McLouth fall sports teams officially started their season with the first day of practice Monday.
Turtles to races in fund-raiser
August 17, 2005
Leavenworth County Infant-Toddler Services’ tiny-k program will be holding its second annual Turbo Turtle Trek. Roughly 1,000 Turbo Turtles will slide into the Tonganoxie swimming pool at 11 a.m. Aug. 27.
Tonganoxie City Council to discuss Sunday sales
August 17, 2005
The Tonganoxie City Council will revisit the topic of Sunday liquor sales at Monday’s council meeting. Citizens wanting to speak about the issue can discuss their views at Monday’s meeting, scheduled for 7 p.m. in council chambers, 321 Delaware.
Summer teams celebrate tourney championships
August 17, 2005
There was plenty to cheer about for local fans of Tonganoxie Recreation Commission baseball and softball teams this summer.
Obituary: Rallph Junior Fevurly
1926-2005
August 17, 2005
Services for Ralph Junior Fevurly, 79, Sun City, Ariz., will be at 9 a.m. today, Aug. 17, 2005, at Lakeview Methodist Church in Sun City. Burial will be in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo.
Obituary: Oscar B. Hamilton Jr.
1914-2005
August 17, 2005
Services for Oscar B. Hamilton Jr., 91, Kansas City, Kan., were Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005, at Barnett-Larkin-Brown Funeral Home, Leavenworth. Burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan.
Gilner to coach in Topeka
Former THS player, coach to oversee Washburn pitchers
August 17, 2005
Michael Gilner is trading in Chieftain red for Ichabod blue.
Local youth craves return trip
Conner Kietzmann takes 4th at Hershey Games, hopes to run again in ‘06
August 17, 2005
Conner Kietzmann admits he doesn’t a have an intense sweet tooth.
Despite rain, spirits run high at fair
August 17, 2005
Fair board president David Todd wasn’t complaining about getting some rain. It just didn’t come at an opportune time late last week with the Leavenworth County Fair in full swing. “We were getting extremely dry,” Todd said. “But it all came at one time.”
County, city differ on best access road
August 17, 2005
County Road 1 is the leading candidate for the site of a turnpike interchange. But what route would connect the Kansas Turnpike and U.S. Highway 24-40 is sparking debate.
52-year-old woman dies in accident on 24-40
August 17, 2005
A 52-year-old Tonganoxie woman was killed in a three-vehicle accident during the Tuesday morning commute on U.S. Highway 24-40, just south of Tonganoxie.
Obituary: Orval Dwight Nokes
1929-2005
August 17, 2005
Services for Orval Dwight Nokes, 75, Tonganoxie, were Saturday at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.
Lady Blues earn preseason rank
August 17, 2005
Chris Herron’s Washburn volleyball team cracked the preseason American Volleyball Coaches Association Top 25.
Store workers get their heads in the game
Survivor” fans keep track of televised show at work
August 17, 2005
The Pelzl Tribe has spoken. During the last two years, employees at Pelzl’s Do It Best Hardware have been busy during most seasons of “Survivor,” deciding each week who would be voted off the show next.
She’s a ‘survivor’
Tonganoxie woman competes on upcoming season of CBS program
August 17, 2005
Tonganoxie native Danni Boatwright is best known for being the runner-up in the 1996 Miss USA pageant. And now, nine years later, she’s again participating in a televised competition. But this one is far from swimsuits and evening gowns. Boatwright is a castaway on the CBS show “Survivor: Guatemala,” which premieres Sept. 15 on Sunflower Broadband channels 5 and 13.