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Vandals strike VFW park during weekend
July 19, 2006
Tonganoxie Veterans of Foreign Wars members hope someone will come forward with information about a weekend vandalism at VFW Park.
Obituary: Jacob Wayne Wyrick
1984-2006
July 19, 2006
Former THS grappler to wrestle in Nebraska
July 19, 2006
Hunter Samuels just couldn’t stay away. The 2005 Tonganoxie High graduate wrestled four years for the Chieftains and capped off his prep career with a trip to state his senior season.
Report shows alcohol contributed to wreck that killed two Tonganoxie men
July 19, 2006
Alcohol contributed to an accident that claimed the lives of two 21-year old Tonganoxie men last Friday in Lawrence, according to reports released today by Lawrence police.
Big T Legion team drops first game at zone tournament
July 19, 2006
The Big T American Legion baseball team held an early 4-0 lead against the Blue Valley Huskies in a zone tournament Tuesday in Lawrence.
Obituary: Rilda Berneice Davis
1927-2006
July 19, 2006
Obituary: Benjamin McKibbon Pickert
1985-2006
July 19, 2006
Health official offers advice about bird flu
July 19, 2006
The motto “always be prepared” isn’t just for the Boy Scouts. Jane Shirley, public health emergency coordinator for the Jefferson County Health Department, believes the best defense for anyone against bird flu is education and preparation.
Commissioners reject administrator position
July 19, 2006
Two Leavenworth County commissioners are convinced it’s time to hire an administrator — or, perhaps, a chief of staff — to help with day-to-day operations of government.
Residents returning to nursing center
Laundry room fire forced evacuation
July 19, 2006
Tonganoxie Nursing Center is back in business, following a recent fire that forced residents to move.
Two 21-year-olds die in Lawrence accident
Police continuing investigation into cause of crash
July 19, 2006
Lawrence police continue to investigate an accident that claimed the lives of two 21-year-old Tonganoxie men early Friday in Lawrence.
Legion No. 2 loses to Outlaws
July 19, 2006
The Tonganoxie No. 2 American Legion squad didn’t back down against the once-beaten Leavenworth Outlaws last week in Leavenworth.
Volk named to all-area
July 19, 2006
Daniel Volk was Tonganoxie High’s lone player named to the Lawrence Journal-World’s all-area baseball team this summer.
All-Star Coverage
July 19, 2006
Look in next week’s edition of The Mirror for complete coverage of the Northern League All-Star Game, which was played Tuesday at CommunityAmerica Ballpark, home of the Kansas City T-Bones.
Tonganoxie Legion team opens zone tournament
July 19, 2006
The Big T American Legion baseball team will continue its legion season with zone tournament play today against Leavenworth or Lansing.
Football clinics open soon
July 19, 2006
Next week will be busy for Tonganoxie and McLouth football programs. A five-day football camp for local youth football players will begin Monday at Beatty Field in Tonganoxie.
Young wrestlers flock to third annual clinic
July 19, 2006
Aspiring wrestlers braved the heat Friday and Saturday at the Chieftain Camp of Champs in the Tonganoxie High multipurpose building.
Planning commission rejects center for troubled youth
July 19, 2006
A faith-based group’s plans to build a home for troubled teens in Leavenworth County were rejected last week. And now, the issue rests with the county commission.
County’s firefighters lend a hand in Perry
Blaze in auto shop taxes firefighters; Leavenworth County sends help
July 19, 2006
A fire tore through a Perry automotive shop Monday, sending firefighters from 10 different departments scrambling to battle both the flames and the 98-degree temperatures of summer.
Students selected for New York gig
July 19, 2006
Last month, members of the Kansas City Kansas Community College Jazz Combo traveled to New York City. Their group was one of only three college groups chosen to perform at this year’s JVC Jazz Festival.
County voters invited to give electronic machines a whirl
July 19, 2006
Leavenworth County voters are invited to test the county’s new electronic voting machines from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. July 20 at Tonganoxie Christian Church’s Family Life Center.
Wilk joins First State board of directors
July 19, 2006
State Rep. Kenny Wilk, R-Lansing, has accepted a position on the First State Bank and Trust’s board of directors.
4-H camp a real blast
July 19, 2006
Five, four, three, two, one. With the push of a button and a burst of smoke, the homemade rocket launched 46 feet high into the sky.
Remember When: A Community Review
July 19, 2006
10 years ago: June 19, 1996: Following a storm last Wednesday that brought hail up to the size of a golfball and numerous tornadoes, clean up efforts have been hard under way in and around Tonganoxie.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
July 19, 2006
This from Gen R.: “I’m sending you one of my favorite hints, I’m into crafts as you know. I often have to sew and work with vinyl. When sewing vinyl to vinyl try spraying it with WD-40. No joke, it works like a charm.”
Letters to the editor
Stop the County Road 1 project; Clarification of board’s standards; Leave evolution issue alone
July 19, 2006
Stop the County Road 1 project; Clarification of board’s standards; Leave evolution issue alone
Tonganoxie grappling with high heat index
July 19, 2006
Triple-digit temperatures are baking the Tonganoxie area.
Sports Briefs
July 19, 2006
Preliminary work under way on study of highway corridor
July 19, 2006
Area officials still are working out some kinks in preliminary plans for a U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor study.
Enrollment scheduled in two area districts
July 19, 2006
As the end of summer nears, it’s time to start thinking about school. But before children return to classrooms, there are a few things that parents should do to make sure students are prepared.
Dog-handler sentenced for role in prison escape
July 19, 2006
Despite attempting to remain upbeat before her sentencing, Toby Young’s face showed visible tension and sadness last Wednesday, as she looked at her family across the courtroom.