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School board hires director of operations, technology leader
July 11, 2007
The Tonganoxie School District has its first director of operations.
Work on Pleasant Street bridge to start Monday
July 11, 2007
Work on the Pleasant Street bridge will start Monday, City Administrator Mike Yanez announced Wednesday.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
July 11, 2007
Recently I received a note, “I couldn’t follow you through the repair of the broken zipper.”
Remember When: A Community Review
July 11, 2007
10 years ago: June 11, 1997 The Country Hill Farm’s Classic Spring Sheep Show was Saturday at the Seely farm and had 45 participants attending. Harold Seely, the owner of the farm and founder of the show, said it was the largest turnout in the show’s eight-year history.
New ag agent begins in county
July 11, 2007
From the diseased to the infested, Michael Epler is the man to see when it comes to crops in Leavenworth County that are not quite up to par.
McLouth council vacancy remains
July 11, 2007
The search continues to fill a vacancy on the McLouth City Council.
The Record
July 11, 2007
Tonganoxie Police Department; Tonganoxie City Fire Department; Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office; Tonganoxie Municipal Court
Sorrentino: Wrigley Field ideal locale for summer getaway
July 11, 2007
An article recently appeared on’s Page 2 that documented 101 things all sports fans must experience before they die. The list ranged from acquiring the toughest ticket in American sports (The Masters) to a more frugal option with attending a Little League summer baseball game.
City, schools proposing tax increases
Street improvements, debt payments among reasons cited by administrators
July 11, 2007
If initial proposals are accepted, city and school officials in Tonganoxie won’t be holding the line on mill levies for the upcoming year — which mean higher tax bills for property owners.
Youth wins 200-meter dash event in Emporia
July 11, 2007
Conner Kietzmann doesn’t know if he qualified for the Hershey’s Track and Field Games national meet on Aug. 4 in Hershey, Pa. He does know he did all he could on June 22 in Emporia to garner such an invitation.
McLouth names 2 coaches
July 11, 2007
The McLouth Bulldogs will have new volleyball and girls basketball coaches next season.
Waiting for their shot
Chieftains winless against 6A competition at state
July 11, 2007
When Jace Waters hit a double into the gap in right-center field on Saturday, the Tonganoxie Chieftains were nine outs away from their first victory of the USSSA State Tournament.
Long road to gaining citizenship
July 11, 2007
I grew up with your kids. Well not literally with your kids, but I mean I’ve gone from K-12 and college in the state. We played Little League baseball together; we took joyrides in my first car when I turned 16 (which I’m still driving); and we went to the mall to rent our tuxedos for prom.
Our view: Planning efforts need public input
July 11, 2007
The evolution of Leavenworth County from a mostly rural to increasingly suburban setting is well under way. Signs throughout the county point the way: Population in Tonganoxie is up 9.19 percent in a year; a major retail effort in Lansing has won the approval of the City Council there; housing starts continue to climb countywide.
Farmer’s Market
Vegetables sell out on inaugural weekend
July 11, 2007
The early bird catches the worm, or in Tonganoxie Farmer’s Market terms, the early shopper gets the tomato.
Pygmy goat’s antics entertain pasersby
July 11, 2007
Some members of the Packard family want to be known as more than the people with the goat that lives on their porch in Jarbalo. But for at least the past four years the family has not been able to escape the notoriety.
Signal changes in plans for 24-40
July 11, 2007
The results of more than a year of deliberation among local residents, as well as city, county and state officials, regarding the future of the U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor will be on display a final time Thursday.