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New teen group focuses efforts on performing volunteer work
November 29, 2006
On a recent Thursday night, five Tonganoxie teens embarked on a project to help people in this community.
Obituary: Cheri Ann Brown
1963-2006
November 29, 2006
Graveside services for Cheri Ann Brown, 43, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 1, 2006, at Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Obituary: Evelyn H. Denholm
November 29, 2006
Private services were held for Evelyn H. Denholm, Fallbrook, Calif., who died Nov. 6, 2006. She was born in North Dakota.
Poets’ Corner
November 29, 2006
Editor’s note: This week’s poet is Mary Patty of Osceola, Mo. Her sister is Eleanor McKee, who writes the Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room column for The Mirror.
Council approves new pay plan for city employees
November 29, 2006
The days of the city having a confusing pay plan are, it’s hoped, in the past.
Programs, services earn higher rating for library
November 29, 2006
The Tonganoxie City Library is now rated as a Level 1 Major Service Center.
Some ‘Star Trek’ technology’s here
November 29, 2006
If you’re an American of a certain mature vintage (as I am), you remember the original “Star Trek” television show in the ‘60s. Every week, our heroes Capt. Kirk, Mr. Spock and their crew (including the anonymous “man in the red shirt” who always managed to get himself killed) rocketed through the galaxy, exploring strange new worlds and seeking out new life and new civilizations.
Police seek public’s help in finding Basehor suspect
November 29, 2006
Basehor police continue to search for a man who allegedly kicked in the door to the apartment he shared with his pregnant wife, waving a gun.
Letters to the editor
November 29, 2006
The Mirror’s letters to the editor.
Wilk in running for speaker’s job
November 29, 2006
Now that the general election is over, the campaign can begin — for speaker of the Kansas House.
Tonganoxie, other schools closed on Thursday
Weather forces decision
November 29, 2006
Classes in Tonganoxie and several other area communities will not be held Thursday.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
November 29, 2006
Remember the old curtain stretchers? This is from a friend the other day as we chatted about how fast the world is moving. It really is a bit scary sometimes.
John’s Memories
November 29, 2006
Editor’s note: This is one in a series of historical pieces by John Cass Lenahan, who recently retired from a long career in the hardware business. Lenahan is author of two books on Tonganoxie history.
Remember when: A community review
November 29, 2006
A freak snowstorm on Tuesday, Oct. 22, left some residents in Tonganoxie, southern Leavenworth County, Kansas City, Jefferson County and Douglas County without lights. The storm began early in the morning and dumped a record six inches on the Kansas City area. Mixed reports have come into the Mirror office, ranging anywhere between two to eight inches of the white stuff.
Women in pool
November 29, 2006
It’s Tuesday night, and Nicolette Ducey is where she likes to be. She goes for the black ball, standing on tiptoe, leaning forward, leveling her eyes on the ball. She shoots. And misses.
Football game Sunday turns nightmarish
Officers break up fight at Field of Dreams
November 29, 2006
Sheriff’s officers were called Sunday to Basehor Field of Dreams — about six months after a baseball umpire took shelter in a concession stand to escape an unruly coach and fans.
Role changes for THS senior
November 29, 2006
It’s a good thing the Tonganoxie High wrestling team has a new home.
Road project faces Dec. 31 deadline
November 29, 2006
In another month, the fate of a Kansas Turnpike interchange in Leavenworth County should be clear. But now, the interchange’s future remains murky, at best.
Shooting range issue remains undecided
November 29, 2006
Joseph and Cheryl Nave’s plans to open an outdoor shooting sports facility remain in limbo.
New class in session at MHS
November 29, 2006
A new coach and a new attitude.
City issues warning about water pressure
Madrigal Feaste likely to be held at new middle school
November 29, 2006
Tonganoxie City Administrator Mike Yanez is guardedly optimistic that the city’s new water tower will be operational within the next week.
Roberts: NSA wiretap warrants ‘wouldn’t work’
November 29, 2006
Here are today’s headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:
McLouth Happenings
November 29, 2006
Veterans Day weekend guests of Bob and Alfreda Ryan were their daughter, Kathel Dungan, from Beevill, Texas, and Kathel’s son, Mike and his wife, Shawlynn, from Carterville, Ill. They all attended the wedding of the Ryan’s grandson, Brandon Mance, and Bridget Boarman on Nov. 11 in Leavenworth.
Young MHS team banking on speed
November 29, 2006
McLouth lost three starters and another who logged several minutes for coach Keith Miller last year.
City council briefs: Plans progressing for skate/bike park
November 29, 2006
Rural Tonganoxie resident Bill Jones had some good news for the city council Monday night. Jones said a group that’s formed to work on a bicycle and skate park has secured donations of about half the concrete needed for a park.