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Basehor sewer concerns draw attention
July 25, 2007
Leavenworth County Commissioners and Basehor City Administrator Carl Slaugh met Monday to determine what to do with sewer lines that are beyond capacity in southern parts of the county.
Post 41 drops second game of league tournament
July 25, 2007
Tonganoxie Post 41 lost its second game of the Byron H. Mehl Post 23 League Tournament, 10-0, to the Leavenworth Wranglers Wednesday night.
McLouth happenings
July 25, 2007
The Heart of America Steam Engine & Model Association will celebrate its 50th year of the McLouth Threshing Bee on Aug. 3, 4 and 5.
Remember when: A community review
July 25, 2007
10 years ago: June 25, 1997 Mr. and Mrs. Bernard F. Uhlrich, Tonganoxie, will celebrate their 55th wedding anniversary on June 27, 1997. The couple will have help celebrating the big day. Their children and family will be taking them to dinner.
The Record
July 25, 2007
Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office
Animated toy fox terriers shine in dog show at county fairgrounds
July 25, 2007
A 3-year-old toy fox terrier nicknamed Chevy spends most of her time in Minnesota.
Springdale News
July 25, 2007
John and Cara Moses left Saturday, July 7, and traveled to Eminence, Mo., to see Cara’s aunts and to attend a Miller-Nichols and Underwood reunion on Saturday, July 14. About 250 people attended. They returned home July 15.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
July 25, 2007
Bored to death, time on her hands, retired, tired and with no hobbies, a friend of mine said this: “I wish I had your sewing skills.”
Federal minimum wage jumps by 70 cents an hour
July 25, 2007
Businesses that ring up less than $500,000 a year in sales and prevent their products or services from stretching across state lines can continue to keep their payrolls unchanged.
County looks to trim from preliminary levy
July 25, 2007
Leavenworth County commissioners will meet with their budget consultant today to try to trim from a preliminary 2008 budget that would call for a 6-mill increase in property taxes next year.
New brochures showcase district
July 25, 2007
Visitors to the Tonganoxie School District’s central office should take note of a new color brochure promoting the school district.
Highway 7 resurfacing to begin
July 25, 2007
Commuters into the Kansas suburbs of Kansas City could face some delays beginning next week as resurfacing of part of an area highway gets under way.
K-16 work causing commuter delays
July 25, 2007
Regular commuters of Kansas Highway 16 can still expect construction delays until the end of the summer as Kansas Department of Transportation crews continue their resurfacing projects.
Council changes police status
July 25, 2007
Pretty soon Tonganoxie police officers won’t have to wait until May to know if they are going to have a job for the next year.
Letters to the editor: Bonding with pets
July 25, 2007
I am fortunate to work with a wonderful organization that many readers may be interested in.
Tonganoxie area martial arts students earn medals in Topeka
July 25, 2007
Rex Hutton left the Sunflower State Games in Topeka with an impressive ratio of students to medals in martial arts.
Area lawmakers to be involved in interim studies
July 25, 2007
Two area lawmakers will have leadership posts on interim committees taking up business in the Kansas Legislature.
Chieftains forward leads Swoosh to 2-3 record in Nebraska
July 25, 2007
Three Tonganoxie High girls basketball players participated in the 2007 Miss Basketball Showcase in Kearney, Neb.
Births: Brockton Lee Gibbs
July 25, 2007
Brockton Lee Gibbs
Engagements: Sarah-Overbaugh
July 25, 2007
Sarah Holtz and Mathew Overbaugh, both of Shawnee, announce their engagement.
Phillies admirable in scary tarp incident
July 25, 2007
The wind was so strong at Coors Field that Rockies groundskeeper Keros Johnson got trapped in the middle of a wild tarp during a 50-minute rain delay between the Colorado Rockies and Philadelphia Phillies.
Obituary: Ina Uhlrich
1910 - 2007
July 25, 2007
Mass of Christian Burial for Ina Uhlrich, 97, was celebrated Saturday, July 21, at St. Joseph of the Valley Church in Easton. Burial was in St. Thomas Cemetery, Springdale
Sorrentino: Ace of staff electrifying on mound
July 25, 2007
As Amie Riddle glares at Melissa Pratt from the pitcher’s mound, the Tonganoxie Braves ace typically knows how many fingers her catcher’s displaying for the signal.
Obituary: William Summers
1956-2007
July 25, 2007
Services for William A. Summers, 51, Wichita, were Tuesday, July 24, 2007, at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Obituary: Pauline Boyer Sebree
1922-2007
July 25, 2007
Kansas City, Kan. — Services for Pauline M. Boyer Sebree, 84, Basehor, were Monday, July 23, at Maywood Community Church in Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Kansas City, Kan.
Obituary: Dorothy DeGrange
1928-2007
July 25, 2007
Graveside services for Dorothy J. DeGrange, 78, Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Kansas City, Kan., were Saturday, July 21, 2007, at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Kansas City, Kan.
Obituary: Delmar Tinberg
1926-2007
July 25, 2007
Services for Delmar G. Tinberg, 81, Tonganoxie, were Monday at Quisenberry Chapel in Tonganoxie. Burial was in in Bonner Springs Cemetery.
Braves can’t avoid slide
Tonganoxie hits wall Saturday, displeased with fifth
July 25, 2007
When play concluded this past weekend at the American Fastpitch Association “B” National Championship Tournament, the Tonganoxie Braves sat in a tie for fifth place.
Guitar fever all in the family
Father, son to perform onstage at fundraiser for Big Brothers
July 25, 2007
In an age when many wannabe musicians are rocking out with the video game “Guitar Hero,” a rural Tonganoxie father and son prefer jamming with the real thing.
Council to get tougher on code violators
July 25, 2007
Residents watch out — the city of Tonganoxie is going to start cracking down on code violations.
Man who abandoned stolen car in May in Tonganoxie found in Illinois
Shawnee County Jail now holds man connected to sexual assault in Topeka
July 25, 2007
A man spotted in Tonganoxie in May after allegedly attacking a Topeka woman in her home now is in custody.
Legal plunder’ has consequences
July 25, 2007
Congress has once again decided to take aim at “Big Tobacco.” As an industry, they have become a favorite target in recent years. After raising the federal excise tax on cigarettes to 39 cents per pack in 2002, some revenue-hungry members of Congress are looking for even more cash. A new proposal being floated in the halls of Congress would raise the federal cigarette tax by 61 cents per pack—bringing the federal excise to $1 per pack. That is a 156 percent increase!
Sports in brief
July 25, 2007
The Tonganoxie Post 41 American Legion baseball team finished its regular season at 5-19 and is heading into postseason play.
Our View: Farmer’s market a welcome addition
July 25, 2007
Our hat is off to the Historical Farmer’s Market, which is taking up residence each Saturday morning in the parking lot at Tonganoxie High School.
McLouth football team holds lift-a-thon
July 25, 2007
The McLouth football team will play host to a lift-a-thon Saturday at 9 a.m. in the Bulldogs gym.
Blues to permeate from music festival
July 25, 2007
People who will be at Tonganoxie VFW Park on Saturday probably will have a case of the blues.
City Council Briefs
July 25, 2007
The City Council on Monday unanimously approved a bid for $20,500 for a contract with Evans Real Estate to negotiate easements along U.S. Highway 24-40 for a 10-mile water line.
County OKs $45,000 for historical society
July 25, 2007
The Leavenworth County Historical Society won’t have to sweat out the paperwork to receive a county funding grant in 2008, after all.
Letters to the editor: Earmark list sparks discussion
July 25, 2007
Last month, I posted to my congressional Web site a list of my 2008 federal appropriations requests, making me one of only a handful of the 435 members of Congress to publicly disclose this information. Frankly, my friends and colleagues in the House of Representatives told me that this was a dangerous move. They said that releasing my requests would leave me vulnerable to political potshots, that the smarter idea would be to sit quietly on my earmark requests, cutting off the public from the budget process and shielding myself from debate.
Bikers tour area, raise funds for K.C. youth center
July 25, 2007
There might not have been as many bikers as in the area Saturday as there were at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, but the Kansas City Poker Run Motorcycle Rally held its own.
Senator earmarks $500K for CR 1
Roberts includes funds in legislation
July 25, 2007
The federal government could kick in a half million dollars toward construction of a Leavenworth County road that would accommodate a proposed turnpike interchange in the county