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A case to remember
Tonganoxie native helps close BTK case
December 28, 2005
Chances are, 2005 is a year that Wichita homicide detective Dana Gouge never will forget. It’s the year in which Dennis Rader, Wichita’s BTK serial killer, was caught.
Mom, we’re going to be on TV today’
Even while growing up in Tonganoxie, Dana Gouge knew he wanted to be a policeman
December 28, 2005
Dana Gouge was an infant in 1963 when his parents, Forest and Aiko Gouge, moved to Tonganoxie. He was their sixth child, and two more would follow.
Early lead slips away for Chieftains
December 28, 2005
Just before winter break, on Dec, 20, Tonganoxie appeared determined to win its first game of the season.
Chinstraps and Mouthpieces: Bowl trip well worth scurry to north Texas
December 28, 2005
It was a short trip to Texas.
Letter to the editor: No turnpike interchange
December 28, 2005
Sunflower Broadband donates funds to school foundation
December 28, 2005
Sunflower Broadband has donated $885 to the Tonganoxie School Foundation from its Sunflower for Schools promotion that took place in November.
Several people injured in one-vehicle accident
December 28, 2005
A one-vehicle accident sent nine people to area hospitals Dec. 17.
Missouri man faces murder charge
Case linked to body dumped in county
December 28, 2005
A Platte City, Mo., man faces a murder charge in connection with the death of a Kansas City, Mo., man whose body was found in northern Leavenworth County.
Removal of tanks complete at Casey’s
December 28, 2005
Now that the new Casey’s General Store is up and running, company officials are preparing the former location for sale.
Obituary: Frank Logan Graves Jr.
December 28, 2005
Services for Frank Logan Graves Jr., 88, De Soto, were Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Chapel in Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Obituary: Mabel B. Sheehan
December 28, 2005
Services for Mabel B. Sheehan, 96, Leavenworth, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth.
Obituary: Jack Low Jr.
December 28, 2005
A memorial Mass for Jack Low Jr., 57, Tonganoxie, will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at Trinity Episcopal Church in Lawrence.
Obituary: Richard Karmann Jr.
December 28, 2005
Services for Richard Karmann Jr., 58, McLouth, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, 2005, at the McLouth First Baptist Church. Burial with military honors will follow in McLouth Cemetery.
Obituary: David Elden Jackson
December 28, 2005
Services for David Elden Jackson, 83, Tonganoxie, were Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Kansas City, Kan.
Obituary: Donald E. Pennel
December 28, 2005
Services for Donald E. Pennel, 80, McLouth, were Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at McLouth First Baptist Church. Private family burial was in Maple Hill Cemetery in Kansas City, Kan.
McLouth serviceman honored for work
December 28, 2005
Erin Swallow is in contact with her husband, Aaron, nearly every day.
Tonganoxie posts strong numbers at break
December 28, 2005
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team’s 5-0 record shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone looking at the Chieftains cumulative statistics at winter break.
Year in review
The year 2005 filled with many memories
December 28, 2005
As we enter the final days of 2005, it seems appropriate to look back at a year filled with a wide variety of news stories and many heart-warming events.
Two women interested in board seat
December 28, 2005
Two Tonganoxie women, Diane Truesdell and Paula Gish, have applied to fill a vacant position on the Tonganoxie school board.
Shouts and Murmurs: Reflection of a random nature
December 28, 2005
My husband noticed the other night that, when reflected in the living room window, the lights of our Christmas tree fanned out in the shape of a star.
Masonic essay contest looks at education
Entries submitted by local students will be entered in state competition
December 28, 2005
Editor’s note: Four Tonganoxie High School students were honored recently for the essays they submitted in the local Kansas Masonic Lodge essay contest. And all four entries will be entered in the state’s essay contest, where the winner will receive a $4,000 scholarship. The topic of this year’s essays were, “How valuable is the concept of the No Child Left Behind Act in public education?”
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
December 28, 2005
Juanita Klinkenberg writes, “Feed sacks, that certainly takes me back, brought back good memories. My mother Pearl Campbell made my dresses from them. They were my good dresses, I wore them to work and on dates.” She added, “In fact I have a picture of me and Donald from all those years ago. The dress I had on was made from feed sack material.”
Remember when: A community review
December 28, 2005
(Picture) Stephen Daniel Firuccia, 15, Tonganoxie, has earned the highest advancement the Boy Scouts of America offers, the Eagle Award. Each candidate must earn 21 merit badges and successfully complete a community, church or synagogue related service project to earn his Eagle. Firuccia chose to landscape the north side of the public library.
Tonganoxie hits No. 3 in state in latest coaches basketball poll
December 28, 2005
Tonganoxie is ranked one spot higher than it finished at the Class 4A state tournament last season in Salina. In the latest Kansas Basketball Coaches Association basketball poll, the Chieftains were ranked No. 3. THS finished last season at 22-4 with a fourth-place finish at state.