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Letter to the editor: In support of sales tax
March 23, 2005
I’m addressing comments in E.W. Stalnaker’s March 16, 2005, letter to the editor regarding the countywide 1 percent sales tax. There is a growing countywide support to replace the current 1 percent sales tax.
Letter to the editor: Against sales tax extension
March 23, 2005
I think it would be a waste of taxpayers’ money to vote in a sales tax extension. We will have a school bond to pay off.
Letter to the editor: Vote yes on sales tax
March 23, 2005
I would like to address some comments included in E.W. Stalnaker’s March 16 letter to the editor regarding the countywide sales tax. As people become better informed, there is a growing sense of countywide support for replacing the 1 percent sales tax, due to expire at the end of 2006.
Letter to the editor: Take care with Easter gifts
March 23, 2005
I am writing in response to a garage sale ad that claimed to be selling live bunnies for Easter. Rabbits are not gifts, and you may be getting more than you bargained for once your child loses interest a few weeks after the holiday.
Letter to the editor: Sales tax view
March 23, 2005
I truly appreciate the gentleman expressing the thoughts of some people regarding his dislike for the sales tax. Unfortunately I don’t have room to address all the opinions and incorrect information in his article.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
March 23, 2005
Mindy Lux had lots of questions after last week’s column.
Academy swings into final week
March 23, 2005
A few Tonganoxie Elementary students became a bit dizzy last Wednesday.
Body Walk thrills students
March 23, 2005
At the end of a long hallway sat Shadoe Barton.
McPherson a work of art for Harrison
March 23, 2005
Ripp Harrison searched Iowa and Kansas as he picked a college where he would continue his football career.
Area agencies feeling pinch of gas prices
March 23, 2005
Everyone’s feeling the squeeze from rising fuel prices. And agencies that serve the public are no exception. Take, for example, the Leavenworth County sheriff’s office, which has officers covering the county every hour of every day.
Exciting year for junior varsity
March 23, 2005
The Tonganoxie High girls junior varsity team concluded its season with an 11-4 record and a second-place finish in the Mill Valley Tournament.
Ditty to play nearby at MNU
March 23, 2005
Familiar faces and close proximity drew Zach Ditty to Mid America Nazarene.
Tonganoxie post office seeks offers for building
March 23, 2005
The U.S. Postal Service is moving forward with plans for a new post office in Tonganoxie. The postal service now is soliciting for existing buildings or for vacant land. The deadline to submit proposals is May 4.
Chinstraps and Mouthpieces: Journey through Holton puts spin on Big Dance
March 23, 2005
I paid heed to the signs.
Customers flock to PTA’s book fair
March 23, 2005
Last week’s book fair went over better than ever. Stephanie Maurer, a PTA member who co-chairs the Tonganoxie book fair with Kathy Baragary, said sales were terrific.
Pistora named to all-state squad
March 23, 2005
A second-year Chieftain is a second-team all-stater.
Commissioner pushes for 1-cent tax
Leavenworth County voters will decide on sales tax in april 5 election
March 23, 2005
Leavenworth County needs to have turnpike access, says county commissioner Dean Oroke. And, according to Oroke, the way to get that is to extend the county’s one-cent sales tax. Oroke was among those who spoke Saturday at a candidates’ forum at Tonganoxie’s VFW post home.
Obituary: Charles G. Sturgis
1939-2005
March 23, 2005
Charles G. Sturgis, 66, Colorado Springs, died Feb. 17, 2005, at his home.
Remember when: A community review
March 23, 2005
Obituary: T.J. Tobin
1926-2005
March 23, 2005
Services for T.J. Tobin, 79, Overland Park, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 24, 2005, at St. Regis Catholic Church. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
Mark of a true Jayhawk
Tonganoxie man displays Jayhawk tattoo with pride
March 23, 2005
Mike Vestal remembers that day in Allen Fieldhouse vividly.