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Turnpike offering $2 million for road upgrade
City still mulling any contribution
August 23, 2006
Kansas Turnpike Authority has offered to add to the County Road 1 kitty.
Kayakers make 10,000-year-old discovery
August 23, 2006
Four kayakers put in at Clinton Lake last Wednesday for a 25-mile trip down the Wakarusa River.
County commission reducing tax rate
August 23, 2006
Leavenworth County commissioners are proposing a 2007 budget that slices more than 7 mills from property tax bills.
More charges lodged against dog handler
Prosecutor: Woman and escapee picked up guns at her KCK home
August 23, 2006
On their way out of state after a February prison break, Lansing Correctional Facility volunteer Toby Young and convicted murderer John Manard made a quick stop at Young’s house in Kansas City, Kan.
Kansas entrants place at rodeo
August 23, 2006
More than 100 entrants competed in the Leavenworth County Fair Rodeo on Aug. 10 and 11 at the fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.
Kingsolver top bullrider
August 23, 2006
Well how’s he going to top that,” thought Sue Kingsolver as she watched her son, Skeeter, beat out 150 other contestants to win first place in the bull riding division of the International Finals Youth Rodeo.
Parents required to sign contract
August 23, 2006
Students must abide a code of conduct while enrolled in the Tonganoxie school district.
Hemingway’s curse
A sad, strange saga of two gringos at the running of the bulls
August 23, 2006
Fear continues to paralyze me. I look at my watch. It’s almost time.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
August 23, 2006
Again, like the ripples on the water, more on those feed sacks, only this time it is those softer more closely woven flour sacks.
Basehor officer’s lawsuit set for trial
August 23, 2006
A November trial date has been set for a Basehor police sergeant, who is suing the city because he wasn’t hired as police chief two years ago.
Two motorcyclists killed in separate accidents
August 23, 2006
Two motorcyclists were killed last week on Leavenworth County roads.
Shriners bringing rodeo to fairgrounds
Move from Wyandotte County could draw 8,000 visitors to Tonganoxie
August 23, 2006
For years, Shriners have been a part of the annual Leavenworth County Fair Parade.
Tonganoxie enrollment up again
August 23, 2006
As expected, Tonganoxie school enrollment continues to climb.
2006-07 Tonganoxie High sports schedules
August 23, 2006
Schedules for 2006-07 Tonganoxie High sports teams have been released. THS now fields 14 teams with the addition of girls soccer, which will begin its inaugural season in the spring.
Changes in store for 2006-07 slates
August 23, 2006
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team will play in a different tournament this year.
No purple rein
Initially ‘gung ho’ about K-State, Gratny instead joins Texas A&M equestrian team
August 23, 2006
Maggie Gratny is in need of a wardrobe makeover.
Review shows few problems following nursing home fire
August 23, 2006
For a disaster, it was about as good as one can get.
Letters to the editor: Pay for police, firefighters; Turnpike interchange; Mobile home park residents; Fourth Street residents not to blame
August 23, 2006
On June 14, 2006, a two-paragraph article appeared in the sports section. Tonganoxie Police Chief Kenny Carpenter and Fire Chief Dave Bennett were asking the city council about budget increases for department personnel pay increases. They stated that, at present, “We are the lowest paid in the entire Tonganoxie area.”