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Turtle race raises $,3500 for program
August 31, 2005
Children kept their eyes on their turtles Saturday at Tonganoxie’s city pool.
Letters to the editor: Take actions on post office; Hard work made a difference
August 31, 2005
The mayor and the Tonganoxie City Council along with many residents have already made it clear to the U.S. Postal Service that their chosen site for our new post office at the corner of Laming Road and Woodfield Drive is unacceptable.
Volunteers working on park
August 31, 2005
Friday afternoon as the sun came out, Glenn Graves climbed on top of the roof of the new gazebo in Magnatech Park.
New program to help teens develop leadership skills
August 31, 2005
Call it her inspiration.
Obituary: Richard Keith Mark
1934-2005
August 31, 2005
Services for Richard Keith Mark, 71, Topeka, were Friday, Aug. 26, 2005, at Christ the King Catholic Church, Topeka, with burial following in Mount Calvary Cemetery.
Obituary: Frank G. “Corky” Hagenbuch Jr.
1930-2005
August 31, 2005
Services for Frank G. “Corky” Hagenbuch Jr., 74, Lawrence, were Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at Tonganoxie Christian Church. Private burial was in Memorial Park Cemetery in Lawrence.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
August 31, 2005
June hands down this little saver her mother used. Mom always had to have a table cloth on the table, be it in the house or out on the picnic table in the back yard. Mom had her special ones for outdoors and each of those had a pocket in each corner, us kids always put rocks in those pockets to keep the cloth from blowing off the table. Us kids still talk about all of that fun when we get together now.
Remember when: A community review
August 31, 2005
(Picture) A local veteran of the Korean War recently had the honor of attending the dedication of the Korean War Memorial in Washington, D.C. Don Wiles, who served in Korea from 1950-1952, was among those members of the military who were present at the dedication. As a member of the engineers, Wiles’ unit blew up and built roads and bridges. They were often forced to serve as infantry soldiers during times of intense combat. One of the people that Wiles remembers was Bob Burrows, a young man who lived in Tonganoxie, and who Wiles saw pass through his company one day on his way to the front. Burrows was killed hours later.
Lansing graduate takes over McLouth volleyball team
August 31, 2005
The McLouth volleyball program, after winning just two matches in 2002, has made strides.
Depth a concern for Mclouth girls
Boys team looking for contributions from returnees
August 31, 2005
The McLouth High girls cross country team last year posted the best finish for any Bulldog cross country team — boys or girls — since George Karn started coaching at MHS in 1981.
Construction forces move to fairgrounds
August 31, 2005
Home won’t be quite the same for the Tonganoxie High cross country team.
New THS soccer coach expects offense to pack punch
August 31, 2005
Tonganoxie soccer players and their coach were eager to open the season last Friday.
Youth is served
Young but talented squad seeks state berth after 30-8 season
August 31, 2005
Last year, Tonganoxie had its best season under coaches Tiffany and Brandon Parker with a 30-8 campaign and its fourth straight substate runner-up trophy.
McLouth faithful eager for Bulldog football
August 31, 2005
The buzz of football resonates throughout McLouth these days.
School district asks judge to overturn verdict
Ex-student’s attorney seeks $253,000 fees
August 31, 2005
The Tonganoxie school district is asking a federal judge to reject a jury’s verdict that awarded $250,000 to a former student, saying testimony did not support the jury’s decision. On Aug. 11, a U.S. District Court jury awarded the $250,000 to Dylan Theno, who had filed a lawsuit claiming he was harassed for years and, therefore, denied access to an education.
Commissioner: No decisions yet made on interchange route
August 31, 2005
Leavenworth County Commissioner Dean Oroke stressed Monday that the commission has not picked a route for a new road to connect U.S. Highway 24-40 with the Kansas Turnpike.
Teachers, district still negotiating
August 31, 2005
Two weeks into the school year, Tonganoxie teachers and the school district still haven’t agreed on teacher salaries.
Tonganoxie ACT scores dip slightly
Local scores below state, above national
August 31, 2005
Tonganoxie High School’s average composite ACT score took a slight dip last year.
Speedy dog
Tonganoxie dachshund — named Moose — world’s fastest wiener-dog
August 31, 2005
Moose could smell victory.
2005 Kaw Valley League football capsule previews
August 31, 2005
Synopsis: After suffering through a gut-wrenching 1-8 season in 2004, the Bonner Springs Braves enter 2005 as a team on a mission.
Offseason workouts should pay off
August 31, 2005
Tonganoxie High coach Phil Williams hopes extra work in the summer will benefit his cross country team this fall.
Sign of the times
Expectations high as Chieftains look to reload again after 9-2 season
August 31, 2005
Tonganoxie football players are ready to tackle someone other than fellow Chieftains.