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Hughes tops list
Senior quarterback named Journal-World’s player of the year
December 13, 2006
Growing up a football coach’s son, Jeff Hughes can’t ever recall a time he wasn’t developing his own pigskin passion.
Obituary: T. Fariss Stolte
December 13, 2006
Services for T. Fariss Stolte, 94, McLouth, were Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at Davis Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth.
How did Kline come back?
December 13, 2006
Here are today’s headlines from Kansas government:
Gen. Petraeus could leave Leavenworth for Iraq command
December 13, 2006
Here are today’s headlines about Kansas military matters:
Local volunteer wins statewide honors
December 13, 2006
Tammy Bartels remembers when she was a child and her mother was involved in the Parent Teacher Association.
Nancy Louise Smith
December 13, 2006
Services for Nancy Louise Smith, 59, rural Leavenworth County, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at the United Methodist Church in Tonganoxie.
McLouth girls rebound from season-opening loss to Wathena
December 13, 2006
The McLouth High girls basketball team bolted into the win column last week with a 43-28 win against Jackson Heights.
Bulldog boys defeat Wathena, Valley Falls
December 13, 2006
Just five McLouth players scored against Valley Falls on Friday, but with three in double figures, the Bulldogs improved to 2-1 with a 54-39 win against the Dragons.
Obituary: William Dean Plake
December 13, 2006
Funeral services for William “Billie” Dean Plake, 71, Tonganoxie, were Monday, Dec. 11, 2006, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Tonganoxie.
Wrestlers 13th at Eudora meet
December 13, 2006
Tonganoxie moved on up at the Eudora Invitational.
Obituary: Frances Korb
December 13, 2006
Services for Frances Korb, 92, formerly of Tonganoxie, were Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006, at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
City loses ‘small, but mighty’ resident
December 13, 2006
When Frances Korb died last week at the age of 92, a wealth of knowledge about Tonganoxie’s history went with her. Korb was the descendant of some of Tonganoxie’s earliest settlers.
High school principal floats idea of student drug-testing
December 13, 2006
Tonganoxie High School Principal Tatia Shelton is exploring the idea of testing students for drugs and alcohol.
Leaps and rebounds
Belobrajdic scores 30 as THS boys surpass last year’s win total
December 13, 2006
Fans at the Tonganoxie-Osawatomie boys basketball game Saturday were debating how many points Tonganoxie’s Gabe Belobrajdic scored in the waning moments of the contest.
Chieftain boys singing better tune these days
December 13, 2006
Two tournaments, two championships.
Two new fire trucks added to city’s fleet
December 13, 2006
When firefighters respond to a call, they hop into massive fire trucks and move quickly to the fire.
Girls drop Paola, win title
December 13, 2006
Check your calendars, folks, it’s not March yet.
School board: Two more candidates to vie for open seats
December 13, 2006
Two more candidates have filed to run for Tonganoxie school board.
City plans to build Pleasant Street sidewalk
Superintendent praises plan for new sidewalk, prepares for move to new middle school
December 13, 2006
Tonganoxie City Council members agree sidewalks are needed on Pleasant Street, between downtown and Washington Street.
24-40 highway study group meets
December 13, 2006
A photo of a specific business district was popular with most people who attended Thursday’s U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor study meeting, except for one — Larry Meadows.
Eco devo official predicts ‘exciting times’
December 13, 2006
The new president of Leavenworth County Development Corp. says he thinks the county is on the brink of something big.
Council considers installing cameras in all police cars
December 13, 2006
Tonganoxie police officers soon could have new cameras on all the department’s vehicles.
McLouth Happenings
December 13, 2006
A Holiday Sweets-by-the-Pound Sale will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday McLouth Community Center. There will be assorted cookies and candies for sale for $5 per pound. All proceeds benefit the Jefferson County Humane Society.
Tradition key to ‘WOW’ factor
December 13, 2006
With our legs, knees and energy levels pretty well shot, my husband and I are toying with the idea of selling our two-story house in exchange for some kind of one-level dwelling. In looking at our options, we have been amazed at what it takes these days to actually get a house prepared to go on the market.
Letter to the editor: Views on turnpike exit
December 13, 2006
A lawsuit was filed by the city of Tonganoxie regarding the legality of a petition, circulated by concerned citizens, that dared to request a vote by the people questioning the commitment of city funds to a county road for the proposed turnpike interchange.
Boyda lands on Armed Services Committee
December 13, 2006
Here are today’s headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:
Tonganoxie school board briefs
December 13, 2006
Tonganoxie students score well on ACT
Unveiling of the murals
Courthouse historic murals depict challenges state’s early residents faced
December 13, 2006
Dusty Rhoads stood on the steps inside the courthouse, gazing at the murals on the walls. Like the 400 or so other people who saw the new murals for the first time Friday night, Rhoads was impressed.
Poets’ Corner
December 13, 2006
Editor’s note: This week, three of our poets write about Christmas.