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Bargain barrel of garlic proves costly to buyer
January 3, 2007
When a Wyandotte County man bought a salvage drum for $5, he had no idea it ultimately would cost him another $1,500.
Letters to the editor: Internet not accessible to many elderly
January 3, 2007
Internet not accessible to many elderly
Shouts and Murmurs: Teenage text: A modern way to talk
January 3, 2007
We’ve all seen it. A teenager’s cell phone rings. Because he’s set his cell phone to give different ring tones for different friends, he knows who’s calling.
Motorcycle accident victim dies
January 3, 2007
An Overland Park woman died Tuesday of injuries she received in a motorcycle accident on Monday south of Tonganoxie.
Jarbalo Jottings
January 3, 2007
Pat and Jeanne Murry and Travis and Alison Brown, Jamie and Allan of Olathe visited Tom and Jean Murry. They all went Dec. 23 to the Legends for barbecue.
McLouth Happenings
January 3, 2007
Kelly and Kathleen Crouse announce the birth of a son, Trevor Jacques Crouse, on Dec. 11, 2006, at Davis Hospital in Layton, Utah. “T.J.” weighed 8 pounds, 10 ounces, and was 22 1/2 inches long. His big sister, Jenna, thinks he is the cutest baby she has ever seen. Grandparents are Dan and Kitty Crouse, McLouth, and Jack and Majoria Facette, Quebec, Canada.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
January 3, 2007
Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Oh, how well I remember the first full-length mirror we ever had. It was on a door in the hallway, so we could take a quick look before we left the house.
Liberty Bowl
Tonganoxie’s Marching Chieftains looked sharp at Memphis game
January 3, 2007
Tonganoxie band director Charles VanMiddlesworth can say he almost bumped elbows with a country music star.
Junior high wrestlers finish season at Clark
January 3, 2007
The Tonganoxie Junior High wrestling team turned in its best finish at the Clark tournament earlier this month in Bonner Springs.
McLouth plays tenacious defense
January 3, 2007
Psycho defense” became an integral part of the McLouth Middle School girls basketball teams this year.
Grapplers venturing to Louisburg for school’s inaugural tournament
January 3, 2007
The second half of the wrestling season begins Thursday for the Tonganoxie High wrestling squad.
Tonganoxie boys have yet to knock off Bonner in KVL play
January 3, 2007
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team could make history Friday.
City council briefs: City mulling who pays for sidewalk
January 3, 2007
While the city council hasn’t taken any official votes, it appears its members are prepared to ask Pleasant Street property owners to pay 25 percent of the cost of a new sidewalk.
THS set to battle Bonner Springs
January 3, 2007
Tonganoxie High girls basketball coach Randy Kraft expects Friday’s game against Bonner Springs in Tonganoxie to be a barn-burner.
McLouth cagers open ‘07 schedule
January 3, 2007
The McLouth High boys will seek a second consecutive win Friday when Jefferson County North comes to town, while the MHS girls will look to get back in the win column.
2006: A review of top stories
January 3, 2007
Editor’s note: This concludes The Mirror’s look back at 2006.
School incumbents seek re-election
January 3, 2007
Last week, two Tonganoxie school board members filed for re-election. Diane Truesdell filed to hold Position No. 1, and Leana Leslie filed to retain Position No. 3.
New Web site targets female baby boomers
January 3, 2007
Carol Armstrong wouldn’t go back to her 20s and 30s for anything. But that doesn’t mean the 55-year-old Lawrence travel agent has lost interest in looking nice, feeling good and staying connected with her friends.
McLouth women bring historic group to life
January 3, 2007
When these women say they’re going to dress up for an evening out, they’re not kidding. It’s the Petticoat Council, a loosely knit Jefferson County organization representing America’s first all-women city council.
Judge sentences pharmacist to probation
THS grad’s license pulled; investigation continues into Medicaid fraud
January 3, 2007
Former Oskaloosa pharmacist Jay Parker was sentenced Friday to a year in prison, but then placed on probation for his involvement in a Medicaid fraud scheme.
Obituary: Stella B. Fracol
1907-2006
January 3, 2007
Services for Stella B. Fracol, 99, Olathe, were Friday, Dec. 29, 2006, at Skradski Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Obituary: Carole Jean Mooberry
1931-2006
January 3, 2007
Funeral services for Carole Jean Mooberry, 75, Tonganoxie, will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial will be in Fall Creek Cemetery, Jarbalo. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2007, at the funeral home.
Poet’s Corner
January 3, 2007
Editor’s note: This week’s poet is Mary Patty of Osceola, Mo., whose sister, Eleanor McKee writes “Aunt Norie’s Sewing Column” for The Mirror.
Area man finds joy in training bird dogs
January 3, 2007
Two young quail had been placed just minutes earlier in the midst of a hayfield. Yet Ace, a prize-winning English pointer fresh out of the barn, picked up their scent.
Moore: Democratic honeymoon will be short
January 3, 2007
Here are today’s headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:
Remember When: A community review
January 3, 2007
Army Pvt. Matthew J. Brushwood has begun basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Brushwood is the son of Carl and Rossetta Brushwood, Easton. The private is a 1996 graduate of Tonganoxie High School.
Band students journal on trip to Liberty Bowl
January 3, 2007
Editor’s note: Tonganoxie High Marching Chieftain band members Lindsey Gonser and Jake Bontrager returned home late Saturday, along with other band members, from a trip to Memphis, Tenn., for the Liberty Bowl. At the request of The Mirror, Gonser and Bontrager, both THS juniors, wrote about their experiences on that trip. Here are their reports:
County Road 1 projected costs decrease
New estimates place six-mile project at just under $13 million; funding a question
January 3, 2007
Leavenworth County Commissioners on Tuesday received some good news about the cost of upgrading County Road 1.