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Letter to the editor: Half-full view preferred
December 5, 2007
Your article in the Nov. 20 issue of The Mirror regarding the “empty feeling” downtown is very misleading. It is a rather half-full, half-empty point of view.
Dance is plum for 11-year-old
December 5, 2007
Performing in front of crowds is no problem for 11-year-old Mikayla Schad.
Bigotry shouldn’t be political ally
December 5, 2007
There are citizens of the U.S. who do not have a driver’s license and who have been convicted of failure to yield at a stop sign and speeding. Some of those drivers were at fault for causing a traffic accident where they walked away, and the innocent party died. The death of Amanda Bixby was caused by a person convicted of failure to yield at a stop sign, speeding and driving without a valid license. Amanda’s death happened because a person drove irresponsibly.
Our View: Skate park proposal worth embracing
December 5, 2007
It’s been nearly seven years since a group of youths approached the Tonganoxie City Council to ask the city to construct a skate park. Now, those seeds sown in 2001 are producing fruit.
Births
December 5, 2007
Poet’s Corner
December 5, 2007
Barbara Ann Denton
1945-2007
December 5, 2007
Services for Barbara Ann Denton, 62, Lawrence, will be at 10 a.m. today, Dec. 5, at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery, Lawrence, with a luncheon to follow at the Eagles Lodge in Lawrence.
Vivian Nadine Parker
1931-2007
December 5, 2007
Services for Nadine Parker, 76, Fredonia, were Tuesday, Dec. 4, at First United Methodist Church in Fredonia. Burial was in Fredonia City Cemetery.
MHS drops opener, not included in DVL tourney
December 5, 2007
The McLouth High boys basketball team lost consecutive games to Oskaloosa (46-34) and St. Mary (60-50) to open the 2007-08 season.
THS girls earn first victory vs. Highland Park
December 5, 2007
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team won its first game of the season Monday, defeating Topeka-Highland Park, 62-31, in the Girls Basketball Invitational at Paola High School.
Slow start crushes Tonganoxie’s chances vs. BLHS
December 5, 2007
Thankfully, it was only the first game of the season. After Friday night’s 67-43 lopsided defeat at Basehor-Linwood, the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team just wanted to forget about it and move on.
Down for the count
Chieftains 3rd at Mill Valley tournament
December 5, 2007
A.J. DeMaranville could have easily been intimidated at Saturday’s Kaw Valley League Dual Wrestling Tournament at Mill Valley High School.
Margaret Jane Stanley
1931-2007
December 5, 2007
Services for Margaret Jane Stanley, 76, Kansas City, Mo., were Thursday, Nov. 29, at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church, Kansas City, Mo.
Wind gust delivers surprise to resident
December 5, 2007
Carol Thompson received an unexpected guest Saturday — a large tree.
Couple says real trees the ‘green’ way to go
December 5, 2007
Environmental costs of oil use aren’t limited to air pollution and oil spills such as the recent ones in the Black Sea and San Francisco Bay.
THS vocal department to present 6th annual Madrigal Feaste
December 5, 2007
Pianist Carolyn Day will be without a job Friday and Saturday at the sixth annual Madrigal Feaste, a production of the Tonganoxie High School vocal department.
Troop, holiday mail deadlines approaching
December 5, 2007
Residents wanting to mail holiday items to U.S. troops overseas should do so because of early U.S. Postal Service deadlines.
City outlines plans for new sewer
December 5, 2007
A new interceptor sewer that will service future development in the Eagle Valley 4 subdivision and replace the Raintree lift station is one meeting closer to completion.
Port Authority awards bids for construction at Urban Hess center
December 5, 2007
Work on the Urban Hess Business Center in Tonganoxie could begin before the end of the year as members of the Leavenworth County Port Authority on Wednesday unanimously approved a bid for construction for the 25.33-acre site located at County Road 5 and Laming Road.
Former THS coach leads Washburn to best finish ever
December 5, 2007
Former Tonganoxie High volleyball coach Chris Herron led Washburn University to its best NCAA Volleyball National Championship finish in school history Friday at Lee Arena in Topeka.
Jo Ann Starcher
1927-2007
December 5, 2007
Services for Jo Ann Starcher, 79, Tonganoxie, were Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Quisenberry Funeral Home. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery.
City may turn to consultants on downtown
December 5, 2007
If the city is going to expand economical development and save downtown, it looks as though it’s going to turn to some outside help.
Switch works; Tonganoxie turns on its holiday lights
December 5, 2007
With the flip of a candy cane switch, Mayor Mike Vestal’s anxieties were eased.
The Record
December 5, 2007
THS can’t overcome suffocating Basehor ‘D’
December 5, 2007
Even the usually relaxed David Walker was visibly frustrated with how difficult it was to score points Friday against Basehor-Linwood.
Open house adds history
December 5, 2007
Figures from Leavenworth County’s past will come to life this week as part of the county’s annual Christmas Open House at the Leavenworth County Courthouse.