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Springdale News
December 27, 2006
Sharon Lynn of Leavenworth and Evelyn Schwinn visited their brother, Harold Steed and his wife, Jean, in Edwardsville on Dec. 15. They shared Christmas with them. Later, they enjoyed lunch and shopped together.
Chieftain girls rolling at break
December 27, 2006
The bad news for the Tonganoxie girls basketball team was that it missed a lot of shots in a game last week at De Soto, the final contest before a two-week winter break.
Still unbeaten
Turnaround continues for THS boys team
December 27, 2006
In its first five basketball games last season, the Tonganoxie High boys basketball team was outscored, 332-250 and held an 0-5 record before winter break.
Feeding our feathered friends
December 27, 2006
People like birds. Whether it’s feeding birds, studying birds, preparing wild birdseed mixtures or participating in the annual Audubon Christmas bird count, area residents have birds on their minds. And during winter, it’s especially important to remember that once you start feeding birds, they will grow accustomed to using your feeders. To continue attracting birds, continue to feed them. In a report by several weekly newspapers, we look at why people feed birds; we offer some advice on how best to attract birds; and we introduce you to some interesting area residents.
Life with these cats keeps humans on a short leash
December 27, 2006
I think it’s fair to say that I live with cats.
From Chieftain to Chief
December 27, 2006
On the back of a photograph taken in 1990 of former Baker University football player Brad Scott and Scott Aligo, Brad wrote a message.
Obituary: Frances Jeanne Moore
1931-2006
December 27, 2006
Frances Jeanne Moore, 75, McLouth, died December 19, 2006, at her home.
Obituary: Elizabeth “Betty” M. Quisenberry
1912-2006
December 27, 2006
Graveside services for Elizabeth “Betty” M. Quisenberry, 94, Tonganoxie, will be at 2 p.m. today, Dec. 27, 2006, at Hubbel Hill Cemetery in Tonganoxie.
The science of really big numbers
December 27, 2006
How many miles wide is our Milky Way Galaxy? Traveling in our fastest spaceship at 25,000 mph, how long would it take to reach the Andromeda Galaxy, one of the closest galaxies to our own? How many atoms are there in a drop of water? How many cells are in the human body?
Remember when: A community review
December 27, 2006
Births: Anthony and Christine Funk, Tonganoxie, announce the birth of a daughter, Allison Marie, on Nov. 19, 1996. Eric and Sandy (Woodward) Varvel, Las Vegas, announce the birth of their son, Zzyzx Kohl (Zzyzx is pronounced like Isaac with a “Z”), born Nov. 23, 1996.
McLouth Happenings
December 27, 2006
Ladies of the Springdale Friends Missionary Society No. 2 met at Alfreda Ryan’s home on Dec. 20. They enjoyed lunch together, then prepared and delivered nine boxes of Christmas goodies to the elderly.
Poet’s Corner
December 27, 2006
Editor’s note: Mary Kane Lancaster related the story of Ragtown to this week’s poet, Fred Leimkuhler, Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie resident rallies behind hospital
December 27, 2006
Imagine being 29 years old, gainfully employed, happily married and the father of an infant daughter. Then combine that with the shock and anguish of being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer. Such was the case for Tonganoxie resident Matt Bond five years ago, when a malignant tumor was discovered on his abdominal wall.
2006 an eventful year for Tonganoxie area
December 27, 2006
January started out with Leavenworth County commissioners settling on a route to access a proposed turnpike interchange, which Kansas Turnpike Authority had expressed interest in building. However, that hinged on the county improving the access road, County Road 1.
Organization offer help to area’s hungry
County resident coordinates group of hunters who donate deer meat
December 27, 2006
It’s a way for hunters to hunt and the hungry to eat. It’s Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry.
Marching Chieftains heading for bowl
December 27, 2006
The Tonganoxie High School Marching Chieftains probably caught a case of the blues beginning today.
TES principal resigns, citing personal reasons
Daskoski hopes to return to teaching
December 27, 2006
Citing the toll that being principal of one of Kansas’ largest elementary schools has taken on him and his family, Jerry Daskoski resigned last week. His resignation, which caught staff members by surprise, is effective at the end of this month, in just four days.