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Area firefighters battle numerous grass fires
March 1, 2006
Before spring rains arrive each year, it’s not uncommon for the county’s firefighters to battle grass fires.
Sherman Township starts work on fire station east of Linwood
March 1, 2006
Late Sunday afternoon, just after Sherman Township firefighters had put out a grass fire west of Linwood, they still had work to do.
24-40 corridor study likely to begin in May
March 1, 2006
An upcoming “aggressive” study of the U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor could be completed by spring 2007, the project manager said this week.
Letter: In support of girls soccer
March 1, 2006
I read with interest the article in the Feb. 15 issue of your paper about the school board’s discussion of the potential for a girls soccer team at the high school level.
THS grad at med center following accident
March 1, 2006
A 2005 Tonganoxie High School graduate was listed in critical condition Tuesday, following an accident last week during which her vehicle came to rest upside down in a creek bed south of Reno.
Aunt Norie’s sewing room
March 1, 2006
I often ask, “What is your pet peeve?” Well, top of the list right now is that recording on the phone. It is so difficult — often impossible — to get to a human voice. So many times, it seems there’s just nothing we can do but just wait.
Local woman headed to trial on 33 counts
March 1, 2006
A Tonganoxie woman, who has served nearly 16 months in state prison, was released Friday, after a judge allowed her to withdraw her guilty plea.
Obituary: William A. “Will” Hunt
1924-2006
March 1, 2006
Services for William A. “Will” Hunt, 82, Oklahoma City, were Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, at the Hahn-Cook/Street and Draper Chapel in Oklahoma City. Burial was in Rose Hill Burial Park in Oklahoma City.
Taping sessions offers safeguard
March 1, 2006
The Kansas House of Representatives showed us last week just what effect an election year can have on the conduct of public business.
City poised to buy two dump trucks
March 1, 2006
Tonganoxie City Council members on Monday approved the purchase of two dump trucks, at a total cost of $169,000.
Remember When
A community review
March 1, 2006
A look back at life in the Tonganoxie area, from the files of The Mirror.
Fugitives captured in Tennessee
March 1, 2006
The prison volunteer accused of helping a convicted killer escape from Lansing Correctional Facility said in a jailhouse interview she was sorry for what she did to her family, friends and the Safe Harbor Prison Dog program.
Obituary: George E. Eldred
1930-2006
March 1, 2006
George E. Eldred, 75, Kansas City, Kan., died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006, at Tonganoxie Nursing Center. No services are planned. Mr. Eldred’s body was donated to science.
Basehor library patrons approve new building
March 1, 2006
A celebration of smiles, applause and congratulatory handshakes erupted at Kelley’s Bar and Grille Tuesday night.
Jackson Heights clips McLouth
March 1, 2006
Holly Kitterman scored a team-high 12 points, but the McLouth High girls basketball team fell to Jackson Heights, 51-38, Feb. 21 in McLouth.
Riding tall near Tonganoxie
March 1, 2006
The horse’s hooves thump on the soft dirt of the arena at Shamrock Farm.
Chieftains boys halt streak
March 1, 2006
Put another one on the board.
Mirror newspaper receives national award — again
March 1, 2006
News that The Mirror has been named the nation’s best non-daily newspaper — for a fourth time in six years — came via fax.
This McLouth family emphasizes quality
March 1, 2006
Seth VanNostrand has an ear-to-ear grin, and he isn’t shy about showing it.
First-graders get upclose view of CPR aide
March 1, 2006
Students at Tonganoxie Elementary School haven’t made it to Hollywood — but they’re one step closer.
Taz-mania
Chieftain exhibits wild side of personality on court
March 1, 2006
Warning: Teams that play the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team should be on the lookout for a wild creature who tends to wear No. 4.
Housing values up 17 percent in city
March 1, 2006
Property values in Tonganoxie — and in all of Leavenworth County — are soaring.
Cinderella opportunity ends in defeat for THS boys
March 1, 2006
The Tonganoxie boys basketball team was tied with the No. 3 ranked team in 4A after a quarter Tuesday night.
Tonganoxie girls advance at substate
March 1, 2006
One down and — the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team hopes — two more to go.
KTA approves Leavenworth County access
County required to upgrade fewer miles of road than originally proposed
March 1, 2006
The wheels are in motion to build a turnpike interchange in Leavenworth County.
County 4-H members test their performance skills
March 1, 2006
With plenty of homework and special school projects coming due, area students are volunteering to take on additional work.
Hamm bows out at state
Coach pleased with tournament’s move to Salina
March 1, 2006
Kevin Hamm’s taste of state wrestling was brief, but it still was a taste.
Upset-minded MHS loses lead in fourth quarter at Wellsville
March 1, 2006
The underdog Bulldogs gave Wellsville a game Monday in Class 3A substate quarterfinal action.