Archive for Wednesday, December 12, 2007

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McLouth schools still without power; classes could be canceled Thursday
December 12, 2007
McLouth schools could be out for a third consecutive day if power - knocked out by the recent winter ice storm - isn’t restored.
School off again Wednesday in Tonganoxie, McLouth
01:57 a.m., December 12, 2007 Updated 05:57 a.m.
The weather has forced school officials to call classes off again today in Tonganoxie and McLouth.
Food, song combine to make ‘feaste’ a hit
December 12, 2007
Nothing really looked different Friday on the outside of Tonganoxie Middle School, but with the help of many volunteers, the school’s interior was transformed into a medieval court for this year’s Madrigal Feaste.
Students lend hand to effort for troops
December 12, 2007
Soon, soldiers in Iraq will be getting a reminder of home from Tonganoxie High School art students in the form of a personalized handmade quilt.
Mistake adds $300,000 to district coffers
Incorrect reporting of mill levy to county clerk results in higher charges to property owners
December 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
The money will be reimbursed, but when and how the reimbursement will take place is being debated.
Storm brushes city, but worries not over
December 12, 2007 in print edition on A1
A wintry storm that coated much of Kansas in thick layers of ice and caused power outages for thousands decided it would spare Tonganoxie of its brunt.
School bus incident may lead to charges
December 12, 2007 in print edition on A3
Two women could be brought up on charges of disorderly conduct after an incident Thursday involving a Tonganoxie School District bus driver.
Letter to the editor: Farm Bureau propaganda
December 12, 2007
As a former state senator (1997 to 2000) representing Leavenworth and Jefferson counties, I have to respond to the Farm Bureau propaganda column that appeared in your issue of Nov. 28.
Letter to the editor: Porch decorations
December 12, 2007
Tonganoxie needs to hire a consultant to figure out why no one is interested in downtown?
Letter to the editor: Bigotry charge disputed
December 12, 2007
In response to the article “Bigotry should be a political ally,” I’m just confused: How can the SAVE Act, cosponsored by Nancy Boyda, be an act of bigotry?
School Board briefs
December 12, 2007 in print edition on A10
Board OKs trade: Land for parking lot; Students recognized; Objection raised about ice melt
Aunt Norie’s sewing room
by Eleanor McKee
December 12, 2007 in print edition on A6
A very happy and busy grandma, Lois R. has made most of her Christmas gifts , beginning with a small sewing box for her small granddaughter, little Mary.
McLouth happenings
by Beverly Muzzy
December 12, 2007 in print edition on A6
McLouth High School wishes to honor our local veterans of World War II.
Springdale News, Dec. 12, 2007
December 12, 2007
A roundup of news from the Springdale community of Leavenworth County.
Poet’s Corner
The True Story of the Night Before Christmas
December 12, 2007
This week’s poem was written by Eli Jones in December 2000. The poem was contributed by Eli’s grandmother, Mrs. Gertus Jones.
The Mirror unveils redesigned Web site
December 12, 2007
The newly redesigned site, which was activated Tuesday afternoon, has the same url as The Mirror’s previous home page, at
Tournament champs
Coach ‘relieved’ after winning tournament
December 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
Sure, the Tonganoxie girls basketball team may have won the Paola Girls Basketball Invitational on Friday, but the game seemed more like a scrap-fest than a smooth-sailing victory to coach Randy Kraft.
Jarbalo jottings
by Thamar Barnett
December 12, 2007 in print edition on A6
There was a birthday party to celebrate Madison Smith’s eighth birthday Wednesday evening, Dec. 5, at the home of Jake and Rhiannon Roscoe in Jarbalo. Those attending were Tammy Mooberry, Ronnie Mooberry, Dameta Tullis and Ricky, Connie Barnett, Julia Carter and Shianne and Thamar Barnett.
History, holiday mix at open house
December 12, 2007 in print edition on A9
More than 200 residents braved slick streets and freezing temperatures Friday evening and ventured out to the Leavenworth County Courthouse to take part in the county’s second-annual Christmas open house. Guests exchanged holiday greetings, enjoyed old-fashioned sarsaparilla and cookies and sauntered through all three floors of the courthouse, listening to talks from William “Buffalo Bill” Cody, Reuben Basehor and other notable figures from Leavenworth’s past.
Sports In Brief
December 12, 2007
Starting today, The Mirror’s Web site,, has a totally new look. The redesign will certainly affect The Mirror’s sports coverage.
Parkers named all-area coaches of year
December 12, 2007
Brandon and Tiffany Parker say they’re working to find the right balancing act between married life at home and their responsibilities as co-coaches on the volleyball court.
County solves storage problem with break room
December 12, 2007
District Court staff, Sheriff’s Office personnel and the Leavenworth Board of County Commissioners have laid out a proposal that would put to rest the issue of storing dead court files and would allow renovations to proceed in the basement of the county Justice Center.
Weathering weather
December 12, 2007
The past week hasn’t exactly been “chamber of commerce” weather for northeastern Kansas.
Holiday, winter safety is urged
December 12, 2007
Area fire chiefs are urging residents to use caution this winter when operating electrical and wood-burning appliances.
Healthy living
by Denise Sullivan
December 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
Extra calories usually sneak up on us over the winter holidays. They don’t always arrive in the form of large portions of calorie-laden food. Rather, they may tiptoe in through many tiny tastes throughout the day. Let’s take a look at “Holly Day’s” food diary for one day and view how those “tiny tastes” can add up. Calories are approximate and will vary, depending on brand, recipe, exact serving size, etc.
Thursday’s snow brings end to hunt
December 12, 2007
Mother Nature kept Tonganoxie children from finding candy canes Saturday at Chieftain Park.
Open Mike
by Mike Epler
December 12, 2007 in print edition on A2
After the past week’s weather, I thought it may be helpful to inform everyone of some common materials used to melt ice from sidewalks and driveways. This information is probably a week late for you, but it’s better late than never, especially since winter is really just beginning.
Chieftains lack urgency vs. St. James
December 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team started Saturday’s game against St. James Academy slower than its coach anticipated.
Sorrentino: Being sick doesn’t slow down senior in title game
December 12, 2007 in print edition on B1
When Liz Baska walked out of the locker room after Tonganoxie won the Paola Girls Basketball Invitational on Friday, the senior forward walked sluggishly about the hallway carrying a gym bag on her right shoulder.
Remember When: Dec. 12, 2007
December 12, 2007
A community review
Wrestling coach values THS finish at Eudora
December 12, 2007
The Tonganoxie High wrestling team finished in eighth place of 24 teams Saturday at the Eudora Tournament of Champions meet.
Celebrate holidays with family
December 12, 2007
I value family, particularly during the holiday season.
Remembrance Walk proposal detailed
December 12, 2007
Tonganoxie residents will have an opportunity this week to learn more about the Chieftain Remembrance Walk.
The Record
December 12, 2007
Tonganoxie Police Report, Tonganoxie City Fire Departmen, Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office, Tonganoxie Municipal Court Fines assessed