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Group seeks special election on city funds for road project
October 11, 2006
At issue is whether the city should contribute to a project — estimated to cost $14 million — to upgrade six miles of County Road 1 between Tonganoxie and Kansas Highway 32. Turnpike officials say the road improvements are required before they will build the new interchange in Leavenworth County. The interchange would be the county’s first on an interstate highway.
Middle school tours set for next month
October 11, 2006
On Nov. 20, Tonganoxie’s new middle school’s doors will be open for public tours.
First State hires eco devo official
County’s development group seeking new executive director
October 11, 2006
The director of Leavenworth County’s economic development group is going private.
Volleyball squad settles for second at De Soto
October 11, 2006
Tonganoxie High volleyball co-coach Tiffany Parker wouldn’t mind facing St. James again this season.
Harriers battle injury at meet
October 11, 2006
Tonganoxie competed in one last tune-up before the Kaw Valley League meet, which will be Thursday at Wyandotte County Park.
Chieftain volleyball pushes Chargers to three games before falling
October 11, 2006
Tonganoxie battled defending state champion Santa Fe Trail on Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan., but the Chargers held off a Chieftain attempt at a Kaw Valley League title. The Chargers won, 29-27, 21-25, 25-20, and remained perfect in league play, ensuring an SFT conference crown. Tonganoxie, meanwhile, dropped its second KVL contest after losing to Lansing the previous week.
Social stew: Struggling to fill the empty nest
October 11, 2006
College — bah humbug. My littlest chick has flown the coop and joined the flock of Jayhawks at Kansas University, and I am one lonely mother hen. It has been six weeks, so you would expect I would have adjusted by now, but no such luck.
Letters to the editor: Slow it down, watch for children; Emergency workers’ help
October 11, 2006
On Sept. 27, someone hit and killed a cat that my kids had cared for since it was a kitten. Tragic, yes, but more so because it happened as my children waited for the bus. They had to watch in horror as he was hit and, I pray, died instantly.
Liquor petition in court’s hands
October 11, 2006
It’s possible a decision will come this week on whether McLouth voters will be deciding in November whether to allow liquor sales in their community.
Poets’ Corner: Mary Patty
October 11, 2006
This week’s poet is Mary Patty of Osceola, Mo. Her sister is Elleanor McKee, who writes the Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room column for The Mirror.
Interest increases in city’s tree sculptures
October 11, 2006
Tonganoxie is known for its scenic hills, quaint downtown and spacious parks.
Obituary: Carolyn K. Bierman
1942-2006
October 11, 2006
Services for Carolyn Kay Bierman, 64, Kansas City, Kan., were Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at Stony Point Christian Church in Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Stony Point Cemetery.
Obituary: Rodney G. Yates
October 11, 2006
Cremation with private inurnment is planned for Rodney G. Yates, 46, Tonganoxie, who died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
Obituary: Charles “Charley” L. Lowe
1942-2006
October 11, 2006
Services for Charles “Charley” L. Lowe, 64, rural Easton, were Friday, Oct. 6, 2006, at St. Joseph of the Valley Catholic Church, Easton. Burial followed in Mount Olivet Cemetery.
Young man looks forward to coming home to Tonganoxie
October 11, 2006
Little Sahara State Park, Sept. 15.
Mirror newspaper honored for front page
October 11, 2006
For a second time, The Mirror newspaper of Tonganoxie has won first place in its division in the Inland Press Association’s national front page contest.
Tour offers glimpse of life on the farm
October 11, 2006
The day was bright, and Harley and Carrie Swanson were ready for an outing.
City backs off vote on tax hike for pool
Council: timetable too tight
October 11, 2006
A new swimming pool is off the city’s December wish list.
Clerk certifies signatures on road petition
Tonganoxie group wants election on city funding for County Road 1 improvements
October 11, 2006
The second time was the charm.
Sebelius wants power over school board; Kline campaign recants quote
October 11, 2006
Here are today’s headlines from the 2006 election race:
Chieftains take Kaw Valley helm
THS would win league title outright with win Friday at Perry-Lecompton
October 11, 2006
Tonganoxie players seemed ready for the television cameras Friday at Beatty Field.