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Football camps to be held at THS
July 18, 2007
Tonganoxie High football coach Mark Elston will hold two camps at the end of the month.
Medicaid plan could be hard to swallow for pharmacists
July 18, 2007
Pharmacists are keeping a wary eye on national and state lawmakers as they wait to see how a new Medicaid prescription drug reimbursement rule will be implemented.
Manhattan, not Leavenworth, finalist in bio-defense facility hunt
July 18, 2007
Manhattan, where Kansas State University is already a leader in biosecurity research, is a finalist to host the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s $451 million biodefense laboratory.
Boyda: Iraq exit strategy should be Bush’s lone option
July 18, 2007
Congresswoman Nancy Boyda has high praise for the U.S. commander in Iraq, but says it’s time President Bush and his advisers prepare an exit strategy for U.S. combat troops in the oil-rich country.
Braves unbeaten so far at nationals
July 18, 2007
The Tonganoxie Braves finished 3-0 in pool play at the American Fastpitch Softball Association National Championship Tournament in Lawrence on Wednesday.
Biolab effort falls short but still wins praise
July 18, 2007
Leavenworth County’s bid for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility wasn’t successful, but that didn’t stop congratulatory messages from being passed to members of the Leavenworth County Development Corp. board.
Group of volunteers mines cemeteries for genealogical finds
July 18, 2007
Connie Putthoff looks deep into the brush and spots a stone sticking out of the ground. She ventures a few feet into the ankle-high mixture of grass and weeds to take a closer look at what could be another undiscovered headstone at the Davenport Cemetery, which is a few miles south of Tonganoxie.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
July 18, 2007
My favorite blouse is so nearly worn out I’d like to, as you’ve said, rip it up to make a pattern out of it, but I’m almost afraid to start because I could so easily ruin it. Could you help me, but please don’t use my name.
Remember When: A Community Review
July 18, 2007
10 years ago: June 13, 1997 David Drown, Scranton, proudly displays his 1957 Chevy Modified, which won the award for Best of Show in the Tonganoxie Days Car Show.
Springdale News
July 18, 2007
Sharon Lynn and Eveylyn Schwinn went to Edwardsville on Thursday, July 5, to see their brother, Harold Steed, and his wife, Jean. They enjoyed lunch together and shopped later.
Jarbalo Jottings
July 18, 2007
Friday evening, July 6, at the home of Thamar Barnett, Julia Carter and Shianne. Tammy Mooberry, Kathy Stimac, Connie Barnett and Jane and David Turner watched the fireworks display at the Kelly’s south of town. It was spectacular. Thanks! Tammy brought fried chickens and other food to go with it, which was enjoyed by those who came early. Connie brought fixings for root beer floats, and everyone got in on that after the show.
University of Texas honors ‘99 THS grad
July 18, 2007
Jonathan Lamb, a doctorate student of English at the University of Texas in Austin, is one of three recipients of the Master’s Thesis Award at the university.
Construction efforts under way on Pleasant Street bridge work
July 18, 2007
The Pleasant Street bridge will be off limits for at least two weeks, according to Tonganoxie City Administrator Mike Yanez.
Local man killed in collision
July 18, 2007
A Sunday accident just east of Tonganoxie claimed the life of a 26-year-old Leavenworth man.
The Record
July 18, 2007
Tonganoxie Police; Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office; Tonganoxie City Fire Department; Tonganoxie Municipal Court Fines assessed
Births: Snyder; Gibbs; Gibson
July 18, 2007
Nathan Snyder; Brockton Lee Gibbs; William Wallace Gibson
Obituary: Daniel Bigge
2007
July 18, 2007
Graveside services for Daniel Bigge, Tonganoxie, infant son of Curt and Rebecca Bigge, were Saturday, July 14, in Bigge Family Cemetery, rural Stockton.
Obituary: Alfred Lloyd Espy
1932-2007
July 18, 2007
Services for Alfred Lloyd Espy, 74, of Tonganoxie, were Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Sheriff’s communication upgrade on horizon
July 18, 2007
The Leavenworth Board of County Commissioners took the next step Monday in upgrading a communications system for local emergency service providers that undersheriff Ron Cranor said is “on the verge of extinction.
Board hears department requests
July 18, 2007
The Leavenworth Board of County Commissioners are gaining a better picture of the county’s 2008 budget picture through hearings with department heads and representatives of agencies that receive public funding.
Lightning shortens Post 41’s weekend
July 18, 2007
Grant Ebbert was protecting a two-run lead for Tonganoxie Post 41 Saturday night when lightning struck nearby the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds. “Time!” the umpire yelled. “Ballgame.”
KU-bound catcher earns top recognition
July 18, 2007
McLouth High’s Kendall Patterson became the first Bulldog in school history to be named to the 2007 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association all-region team.
THS soccer player first-ever to earn scholarship
July 18, 2007
After its first year of existence, the Tonganoxie girls soccer team already has a scholarship-bound college player.
Letters to the editor: Help Wanted: Volunteer firefighters
July 18, 2007
Are you up to the challenge? Hard-working, motivated people are needed as volunteer firefighters.
Rural voices add to communities
July 18, 2007
A century ago when this state consisted mainly of farm and ranch families, it was a common sight to see neighbors helping neighbors. They swapped farm machinery. They loaned labor back and forth to work harvest-threshing crews. A barn-raising presented another opportunity for friends to help build and support the community.
Our View: Quick-fix solution best for Pleasant St.
July 18, 2007
Generally speaking, it’s best to avoid a quick fix in favor of a long-lasting solution. Such is not the case, however, with problems with the Pleasant Street bridge.
Corridor study addresses 24-40 safety, future traffic concerns
July 18, 2007
Tonganoxie and Basehor residents expressed their desires Thursday to maintain safety and a regular pace of traffic flow along the U.S. Highway 24-40 corridor, with the idea of future growth in mind.
Lawrence cyclist injured in wreck
July 18, 2007
A 20-year-old Lawrence man who was riding his bicycle on U.S. Highway 24-40 was taken by air ambulance to an area hospital after colliding with a truck on the road.
Board to target end of ‘freebies’ at county fair
July 18, 2007
Leavenworth County Fair Board president David Todd is in search of a few gatekeepers.
McLouth celebrates freedom by honoring those who serve
July 18, 2007
It was a smaller crowd than they were used to, but the “Celebrating Freedom” ceremony in McLouth may have had its best crowd in its seven-year history.
City trims proposed tax increase
July 18, 2007
Thanks to a revolving loan available from the state and belt-tightening in each of the city’s departments, property tax increases won’t be as steep as city officials originally expected.
Eyeing his return
McLouth tri-athlete overcomes injured shoulder, ready for football season
July 18, 2007
The future of Ryan Smith’s athletic career at McLouth High looked bleak after he attempted to catch a pass at last month’s Ron Prince Football Camp on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan.