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Tournament organizer expects balanced field
State-ranked teams, parity highlight second oldest basketball invitational in Sunflower State
January 17, 2007
Expect some parity at the 48th annual Tonganoxie Invitational boys basketball tournament — the second-oldest Kansas high school tournament behind the Dodge City Tournament of Champions.
Jarbalo Jottings
January 17, 2007
The Jarbalo United Methodist Women met for their monthly meeting last Wednesday at the church. President Marilyn Oxley called the meeting to order and Pastor Larry Grove gave the prayer. Eight members of the group answered roll call and reported 33 care calls.
John’s Memories
January 17, 2007
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.
Mclouth happenings
January 17, 2007
Ryan Saxton is McLouth High School’s Student of the Month for January. Ryan, a senior, is the son of Richard and Theresa Saxton. He plans to attend Kansas University with a split-major in pre-med and pre-dentistry and a minor in either mechanics or electricity. This award is sponsored by the McLouth Kiwanis, honoring students who have exhibited outstanding citizenship and scholarship.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
January 17, 2007
Scissors — every household needs them, several pair in fact. The touchiest, of course, is mom’s sewing scissors.
Residents avoid flu; doctor says it’s not too late for shot
January 17, 2007
It’s here - the peak of flu season. But the good news is that it appears to be a mild season so far. Tonganoxie physician Philip Stevens said this is the second consecutive year the area has seen just a few cases of influenza.
Team brings home prizes from horse competition
Student who suffered brain injury in fall from horse in September participates in contest
January 17, 2007
Four months ago, Sarah Smith was confined to a bed in a hospital intensive unit. And now she’s back in high school, immersing herself in the life she lived before an accident — at least temporarily — changed everything.
Local couple donate saw to high school
January 17, 2007
With a new table saw in use at Tonganoxie, students still have to be careful. But if they do accidentally come in contact with a spinning saw blade, their wound may require a Band-Aid rather than a trip to the hospital.
Editorial: Candidates needed for three city posts
January 17, 2007
It doesn’t appear anyone’s knocking down the doors at city hall to file for city council or mayor.
Poet’s Corner
January 17, 2007
Editor’s note: This poem was written by Raymond Stephenson, who is the father of Tonganoxie resident Jan Shoemaker, who submitted the work. Mr. Stephenson, who now is 86 and lives in Phoenix, served in World War II. This poem was written by then-Ensign Stephenson, a radio operator, while on board the liberty ship, Nathan S. Davis, in the Pacific Ocean.
Obituary: Jack Walter Neibarger
January 17, 2007
A memorial service with military honors and inurnment for Jack Walter Neibarger, 85, Sun City, Ariz., will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007, at Sunland Memorial Park and Mortuary, Sun City, Ariz.
Obituary: Richard G. Williams
January 17, 2007
Services for Richard G. Williams, 50, Platte City, Mo., were Saturday, Jan. 13, 2007, at Quisenberry Funeral Home, Tonganoxie. Burial was in Hubbel Hill Cemetery, Tonganoxie.
Obituary: Donald Duane ‘Coach’ Haima
January 17, 2007
Graveside services for Donald Duane “Coach” Haima, 49, Ozawkie, were Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence.
Third-graders hope legislators agree to tag bluegill as state fish
January 17, 2007
A year ago, Karen Stockman’s third-graders started angling for a state fish. The children voted on the bluegill and started their campaign. They wrote to Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, who wrote back, saying the designation would require a change in state law.
Moore, Boyda back effort to cut college costs
January 17, 2007
Here are today’s headlines from the Kansas congressional delegation:
Guarding Saddam
Former dictator among Tonganoxie police chief’s charges during tour in Iraq
January 17, 2007
Police Chief Kenny Carpenter is spending his workdays in Tonganoxie now. But two years ago, he was far from home, keeping guard over one of the world’s most notorious men — Saddam Hussein.
Tonganoxie boys and girls advance to semifinals
Girls breeze to win against Immaculata; boys win thriller against Jeff West
January 17, 2007
The Tonganoxie girls team improved to 9-0 with a 51-24 win against Immaculata on Tuesday in the quarterfinals of the Tonganoxie Invitational.
Mayor seeking re-election; no one else files
Candidates’ deadline nears
January 17, 2007
Mayor Dave Taylor’s standing alone — at least for now. Taylor is the only candidate to file for open seats in Tonganoxie city government.
Do coal plants increase health costs?
January 17, 2007
Here are today’s headlines from Kansas government:
Waiting for Godot in Iraq?
January 17, 2007
Remember when: A community review
January 17, 2007
This girl just wants to have fun
January 17, 2007
My recent annual physical was the usual dreaded affair, complete with weight and blood pressure checks, as well as the usual range of uncomfortable questions from the doctor.
Comet catches eye of science students
January 17, 2007
Tonganoxie ninth-grade teacher Jake Gontesky practices what he teaches. Currently, Gontesky, who teaches earth science to 160 students, is guiding his students through a session on astronomy.
County adds requirements to newspaper
Commissioners, on 2-0 vote, want reporter to attend all meetings
January 17, 2007
Leavenworth County’s official newspaper will have a new task — in addition to publishing the county’s official legal notices.