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County shelves new staffer idea, for now
June 6, 2007
A controversial job proposal to increase staffing for the county commission will be put on the shelf for the time being, it seems.
Deadlines approach for farm p rograms
June 6, 2007
The Farm Service Agency is reminding farmers and ranchers that some program deadlines are fast approaching.
Another administrator hired
June 6, 2007
The Tonganoxie School District now has a full administrative staff at its schools.
School district passes out honors at end-of-year luncheon
June 6, 2007
Tonganoxie schools Superintendent Richard Erickson had plenty of good news to share about the 2006-07 school year at last week’s end-of-the-school-year luncheon.
Mayor’s informal poll shows public not bothered by signs
Misplaced star representing city likely to stay as is
June 6, 2007
New Welcome to Tonganoxie signs at the south and east city limits on U.S. Highway 24-40 are going to stay as are unless the city receives enough complaints about the misplacement of a star that is supposed to represent the city.
Resident threatens lawsuit over pool design contract
June 6, 2007
Roger Shilling said he’s not against the city getting a new pool.
City Council Briefs
June 6, 2007
Tonganoxie City Council unanimously voted at its May 29 meeting to approve the $151,646 bid to begin the construction of the Pleasant Street sidewalk.
Magnatech booming
June 6, 2007
Steel and aluminum are at a premium these days.
Specialty items keeps operation busy
June 6, 2007
Three generations of Smiths have been working for Smith Steel and Supply, a Leavenworth County company that got its start in the garage of Jim and Dorothy Smith nearly 40 years ago.
Everlasting Specialties branching out
June 6, 2007
When it comes to wreaths, Everlasting Specialties is at the top of the list.
S&S Alloy Steel finds success in metal business
June 6, 2007
After working in metal for most of his life, it was hard for Jerry Shepherd not to get his children involved in the metal business.
Great Western approaches 150th year
June 6, 2007
Michael Bell, finance director at Kansas’ oldest operating manufacturing firm, said Great Western Manufacturing fills a niche that puts it ahead of its competition.
Remember When: A Community Review
June 6, 2007
Farewell, Principal Pine: He started his career at Tonganoxie Junior High School before some of his teachers were born back when The Beatles were turning American culture on its ear by radio and vinyl records. At the end of the 1996-97 school year, Marvin Pine is calling an end to his career in the Tonganoxie school system. At a youthful 55 years of age, Pine will have been in the district 31 years, one of the most venerable instructors.
Springdale News
June 6, 2007
Herbert and Genevieve Schwinn, Myron and Jody Schwinn, Mary Barbara and Earl Allen, Susie Lane and Evelyn Schwinn got together Friday, May 25, at Montana Mike’s in Lawrence for dinner and great visiting.
Local run benefits library
June 6, 2007
Chris Miller never cared what place he finished in the Friends of the Library Fun Run held each year in Tonganoxie.
Maggie the Aggie
Tonganoxie grad helps Texas A&M equestrian to national title in first year
June 6, 2007
When an equestrian rider brings a horse to a slide stop, it’s like the alley-oop in basketball or the 50-yard deep pass in football.
Jarbalo Jottings
June 6, 2007
A combined birthday and graduation party was held Saturday evening, May 26, at the home of Thamar Barnett. Honored were: Michelle Heskett, who graduated from eighth grade at Marmaton Valley School, Moran, and her birthday, which was April 21; and Isaac Heskett, who graduated from kindergarten at the same ceremony. Others helping them celebrate were Kathy Stimac, Julia Carter and Shianne, Connie Barnett, Eric Barnett, Steve and Gail Fitzwater, Josh Fitzwater, Gene and Glenda Heskett, Paul and Lynn Heskett and Thamar Barnett.
McLouth Happenings
June 6, 2007
Descendants of George and Grace Tarr will gather for a covered-dish dinner at noon Sunday, June 10, at McLouth Community Center. Please bring your photo albums and memories to share.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
June 6, 2007
This came from one of our readers; she asked us to please not use her name.
Missouri barbecue team smokes competition at McLouth blowout
June 6, 2007
Bulldog Boulevard becomes Smoker’s Alley once a year for the McLouth BBQ Blowout.
Our View: Home of champions
June 6, 2007
Those who think Tonganoxie’s claim to championship fame ended with Danielle Boatwright’s success on the CBS reality show “Survivor” are wrong.
Letters to the editor: Food drive appreciated
June 6, 2007
The Good Shepherd Thrift Shop would like to thank the Tonganoxie and Basehor post offices, mail carriers and their many patrons for their contributions to the food drive recently conducted by the post office. We appreciate all the time and effort spent on this drive. God’s blessings to you all!
Letters to the editor: Editorial produces angst
June 6, 2007
As the president of the Tonganoxie Library Board, I was dismayed when I read the May 3 “Our View” editorial about recent vandalism at the library
Letters to the editor: Firefighters praised
June 6, 2007
A letter of thanks hardly covers the hours of work our volunteer firemen have put in the last week, so I’m making it public.
Our View: Tonganoxie Days worth the effort
June 6, 2007
Several years ago, ESPN ran an advertising campaign to encourage viewers to tune into its Sunday night broadcasts of major league baseball.
Group graduates leadership class
June 6, 2007
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Devel-opment graduated its class of 2006-07 at a luncheon on May 23 in the Community National Bank basement in Basehor.
The Record
June 6, 2007
¢On Tuesday, May 29 a 26-year-old male was pulled over for speeding on the 1100 block of Delaware Street. Officers discovered that the Edwardsville man had a warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear in court. The man was arrested and taken to the Leavenworth County Jail.
Former mayor remembered as volunteer
June 6, 2007
Arlene Pritchard isn’t expecting any statues or plaques to be put in place in Linwood to honor her husband, Robert Pritchard, a former mayor and longtime resident of the southern Leavenworth County community who died Saturday.
Obituary: Robert Gene Roark
1944-2007
June 6, 2007
Services for Deacon Robert Gene Roark, 62, Tonganoxie, were Friday at Christ Church of the Jesus Hour, Kansas City, Kan.
Obituary: Robert Pritchard
1921-2007
June 6, 2007
Private graveside services for Robert E. Pritchard, 85, Linwood, are planned. Burial will be in De Soto.
Obituary: Ruby F. Casebier Hall
1921-2007
June 6, 2007
Services for Ruby F. Casebier Hall, 85, Oskaloosa, were Monday at Barnett-Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Oskaloosa. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery.
Boundary puts city, county at odds
Development moratorium around County Road 1 draws line at city limits
June 6, 2007
The Leavenworth County Commission maintains that a moratorium on development for a prime area of real estate south of Tonganoxie would be best suited running all the way to Tonganoxie city limits.
Obituary: Helen Sample
1923-2007
June 6, 2007
Services for Helen M. Sample, 83, McLouth, will be at 10 a.m. today, June 6, at McLouth United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at McLouth Cemetery.
Basehor business supplies stitched emblems across U.S.
June 6, 2007
The creation of an embroidered company logo or nametag for a shirt or hat is quite a process.
Heatron Inc. setting pace
June 6, 2007
When Mike Malotte was hired at Heatron Inc., a Leavenworth thermal and lighting manufacturer, he was promised there would be opportunities for advancement.
No longer a ‘one-crop’ economy
Business growth helps Leavenworth County project new image
June 6, 2007
To many outsiders, Leavenworth County evokes two images: prisons and the military.
Anniversaries: Bingham 25th
June 6, 2007
Kelly and Chris Bingham celebrated their 25th anniversary on May 29 with a private dinner provided by their children.
County commission briefed on 24-40 study
June 6, 2007
With the U.S Highway 24-40 Corridor Study nearing completion, area officials and representatives with the Kansas Department of Transportation and the Mid-America Regional Council are about ready to make some decisions on the findings they have uncovered.
Court date in fatal wreck continued
June 6, 2007
A court appearance for a Lansing man whose collision with two vehicles claimed the life of a 19-year-old Tonganoxie woman has been continued.
Bridge closed to large vehicles; city scrambles
June 6, 2007
Quick responses obviously are crucial to the Tonganoxie City Fire Department.
For 22nd time, Tonganoxie Days to entertain city
June 6, 2007
Tonganoxie Days won’t be missing a beat this year.
Birth: Payton Waters
June 6, 2007
Chad and Elaine Waters announce the birth of their daughter, Payton Elaine, on May 15, 2007, at Lawrence
Poet’s Corner
June 6, 2007
Aileen Seeman, Basehor, is this week’s contributor.
First-ever wrestling league takes off at THS
June 6, 2007
The high school wrestling season doesn’t begin until November, but to Jeremy Goebel, grappling on the mats in June has tremendous upside.