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Downtown experiences restaurant shuffle
July 3, 2007
While one downtown Tonganoxie eatery has closed, another has opened.
Unlimited Fitness speeds up tempo, wins final game of Jayhawk Jamboree
July 3, 2007
The Unlimited Fitness girls basketball team lost its first three games in the 2007 Jayhawk Jamboree. With one more game remaining Saturday, the girls from Tonganoxie motivated themselves via the big screen.
Tonganoxie foursome victorioius in wrestling league challenge
July 3, 2007
Steve Davis typically wrestles in the 171-pound weight class.
Rockets and robots abound at weeklong 4-H camp
July 3, 2007
Anyone who thinks the 4-H Club is just about farming and agriculture will be surprised that modern 4-H’ers also spend their time learning how to program robots or even build their own rockets.
Farmer’s market to start Saturday
July 3, 2007
Pete and Brenda Wood have roughly two acres of produce they’re growing at their homestead near McLouth.
City’s population grows in 2006 by 9.19%
July 3, 2007
The city has 345 more reasons to celebrate as the new census figures now make Tonganoxie the 68th most populous city in Kansas.
School board OKs end-of-budget-year fund transfers
July 3, 2007
The Tonganoxie School Board approved the transfer of general funds to several specific budgets at a special board meeting Thursday in the Tonganoxie Middle School library.
McLouth gets new mayor, seeks city clerk
July 3, 2007
The council president once again has been appointed as mayor in McLouth.
T-Bones hold off Edmonton twice, struggle against Calgary Vipers
July 3, 2007
The Kansas City T-Bones went 3-2 last week against Northern League baseball competition.
Recent rainfall benefis soybean, corn crops
July 3, 2007
Last week’s string of wet weather suited Tonganoxie farmer Bob Kissinger just fine.
Plea entered in fatal accident; federal officials take suspect
July 3, 2007
A Lansing man pleaded not guilty Wednesday morning in Leavenworth County District Court to several traffic violations in connection with an accident that claimed the life of a Tonganoxie woman.
Obituary: Mary Ann (Simpson) Swenson
1916 - 2007
July 3, 2007
Services for Mary Ann (Simpson) Swenson will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 7 at Blue Valley Christian Church, Overland Park. A private family burial will follow.
Obituary: David Allen Fowler
1947 - 2007
July 3, 2007
Memorial services for David Allen Fowler, 59, Lawrence, were June 27 at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, Lawrence. A committal service followed at Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery.
Landlord: Appraisal appeals process flawed
July 3, 2007
A Leavenworth County landlord says the process for appealing property valuations is broken at the county level and needs attention.
Mayor ‘chats’ online
July 3, 2007
Sometimes getting some one-on-one time with Tonganoxie Mayor Mike Vestal to answer burning city questions is as easy as clicking a button.
Firework displays to light area skies
July 3, 2007
There are no organized public fireworks display scheduled in Tonganoxie, but residents still have plenty of chances to see fireworks extravaganzas in the area on Independence Day.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
July 3, 2007
I can’t use her name, however, this young lady makes unique and unusual purses out of leather boot tops.
Jarbalo Jottings
July 3, 2007
Kirk Wisely of Tampa, Fla., arrived June 23 to visit Jim Murry. They attended the Tonganoxie High School 1977 class reunion. While in the area, they visited the World War I Museum at the Liberty Memorial. Kirk left to return home last Wednesday.
McLouth Happenings
July 3, 2007
Community “Scrapbooking” Fellowship will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 10, in the basement of McLouth First Baptist Church. Beginners and seasoned scrapbookers are welcome. Bring your photos and share your ideas. Regular meetings will be the second Tuesday and the last Thursday evenings of every month (weather permitting). Questions? Call Sheryl Stemmons: (785) 840-4239.
Springdale News
July 3, 2007
Orie and Jan Nelson traveled June 8 to LaCrosse, Wis., to attend the Ranger Rally, a reunion of all classes of Logan High School since 1940. They had an enjoyable time seeing long-time friends, classmates and relatives.
Rare Visions’ show to feature McLouth chainsaw artist
July 3, 2007
Scott and Jannette Boulbin thought chainsaw carver Russ Ehart was just going to come out to their property and carve a decorative antique water pump out of a dead tree stump in their front yard.
Tonganoxie youth to show at Angus nationals
July 3, 2007
Hadley DeHoff went into the pen where her 15-month-old black steer, Tonka, was lying down.
Letters to the editor: Print can confirm cougar
July 3, 2007
To the editor: I just read with interest your June 13 article on a cougar sighting. I would just like to correct something that the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks person said.
Changing Lanes: Stuck in the ‘80s? Like totally
July 3, 2007
Charles Van Middlesworth, better known as Mr. Van, posed this question during the annual Tonganoxie Community Band Concert, which was June 26 at VFW Park:
Our view: Cultural grants idea good for museums
July 3, 2007
Leavenworth County commissioners have taken a big step toward equity in passing out tax funds to community museums.
Making her mark
Grizzle first-ever Tonganoxie track and field Gatorade athlete of year
July 3, 2007
When Roxi Grizzle warmed up for the javelin at a meet last spring, she couldn’t help but overhear athletes from Paola critiquing her throwing style. It’s fair to say the Paola girls weren’t impressed with what they saw.
Judge: CR 1 petition invalid
City’s commitment of funds to project to wait, mayor says
July 3, 2007
A petition calling for a referendum on the city of Tonganoxie’s ability to help fund improvements on County Road 1 is invalid, a Leavenworth County District judge has ruled.
Chieftain graduate plays in all-star game
July 3, 2007
If Daniel Volk were hitting sixth any other day of the week, he’d be near the end of the lineup.
County rethinking policy on continuing education
July 3, 2007
The Leavenworth County Commission will need to find a new way to send local paramedics — and possibly other county employees — “back to school” in 2008.
Police list fireworks rules
July 3, 2007
The Tonganoxie Police Department wants to make sure Tonganoxie residents have a safe and happy Independence Day on Wednesday.
Remember When: A Community Review
July 3, 2007
10 years ago: June 4, 1997 Tonganoxie couple Marvin and Myrt Jones have a new addition to their farm. Two beautiful Belgian draft horses are now roaming on the Jones’ pasture. The horses, named Doc and Dirk, are originally from Nebraska, but were purchased in St. Joseph, Mo.