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McLouth teacher gets ready to deploy to Iraq
October 3, 2007
Shawn Miller plays many roles in his life. At his home in Tonganoxie, he is the loving and devoted husband to his wife, Gretchen. At work, he is a mentor, teacher and role model to dozens of students at McLouth Middle School.
At THS it’s time for trims
Principal, others to keep promises to shave heads
October 3, 2007
A group of Tonganoxie High School administrators is going bald today to keep a promise made last week at a homecoming event.
Obituary: Jim Ulrich
1948 - 2007
October 3, 2007
Bonner detective didn’t give up
Murder victim, family inspired perseverance
October 3, 2007
Perhaps no one was more glad to have three people charged for the November 2005 murder of Robin Bell than Bonner Springs Police Detective Vickie Fogarty.
THS senior girls get message cover up T-shirts as requested
October 3, 2007
Several Tonganoxie High School senior girls donned matching T-shirts Monday during school.
Resident to testify in Topeka about changing traffic laws
October 3, 2007
Tonganoxie resident Dennis Bixby soon will be speaking to the Legislature in Topeka in an effort to change vehicular homicide laws in Kansas.
Council OKs swimming pool changes
October 3, 2007
The people have spoken and, because of it, the new Tonganoxie swimming pool will feature a separate toddler pool and an extra lane that will allow it to play host to competitive swim meets.
Sale of building housing Pelzl’s remains in limbo
October 3, 2007
Pelzl’s Do It Best Hardware and V and S Variety Store owner Don Pelzl said he’s pleased with closeout sales at his longtime Tonganoxie store.
Arrests turn event into celebration
Bell’s friends, family gather in Tonganoxie
October 3, 2007
What started out as a memorial to raise reward money to find her mother’s killer turned into a celebration for Melissa Mathia and other friends and family members of Robin Bell, after news that three suspects were under arrest in her 2005 slaying.
Enrolled in Empty Nesting 102
October 3, 2007
Note the title of this piece is not Empty Nesting 101. That’s because last year at this time I wrote my first piece on empty nesting when our youngest child joined her brother and moved off to college at the University of Kansas. So this is the second time I have done this, and no, watching them recently leave for college wasn’t easier the second time around.
Family opens latest restaurant venture
October 3, 2007
You may remember Jesse and Diana Smith from the Ice Cream Parlor and Grill or from L’il Mom and Pop Shop restaurant downtown.
Obituary: Phyllis Marie Bryan
1932 - 2007
October 3, 2007
Obituary: Betty Maxine Bower
1925 - 2007
October 3, 2007
Obituary: Michael James Stevens
1961-2007
October 3, 2007
Port Authority panel ranks industrial sites in county
October 3, 2007
Leavenworth County Port Authority’s Land Search Committee has officially identified seven sites in the county that are ripe for industrial park development.
City’s Web site undergoes update, gets new address
October 3, 2007
Finding everything you needed to know about Tonganoxie just got easier.
Embattled solid waste coordinator resigns post
October 3, 2007
Leavenworth County Commissioners unanimously voted last week to accept a letter of resignation from solid waste coordinator Debbie McRill.
Rising CR1 price draws criticism
October 3, 2007
Residents opposed to a proposed interchange with Interstate 70 and improvements to County Road 1 last week complained to Leavenworth County commissioners that the project’s cost is spiraling way beyond what voters approved in 2005.
THS unable to cash in on opportunities
October 3, 2007
As Kenny Schultz broke away from the defense, it appeared the only player stopping him from a goal was Lansing goalkeeper Josh Wepking.
THS runs against top-tier competition
October 3, 2007
Tonganoxie High cross country coach Phil Williams called Saturday’s Rim Rock Invitational the best competition the Chieftains have seen all season.
Senior QB runs wild for McLouth in first victory of season
October 3, 2007
The pressure was on Phillip Wnuck like it hadn’t been all football season. The McLouth High kicker had an extra point to win the football game for the Bulldogs.
Biffle wins chaotic LifeLock 400 at Kansas Speedway
October 3, 2007
Greg Biffle was declared the winner of the LifeLock 400 on Sunday at Kansas Speedway, but Clint Bowyer actually was the first driver across the finish line on the final lap.
Q&A with…Kaitlyn Saathoff
October 3, 2007
Kaitlyn Saathoff had no intention three years ago of running on the Tonganoxie High cross country team. Then, she came across an ideal pair of blue jeans.
Power running game produces first Chieftains victory
October 3, 2007
Kevin Gill won’t have to shave his head, but he’s still going through with a drastic hair-do change. The Tonganoxie High senior running back was one of a handful of THS senior football players who pledged at last week’s homecoming bonfire to shave his head if THS lost to Santa Fe Trail on Friday.
Third-graders get hands-on lessons in pioneer history
October 3, 2007
Tonganoxie Elementary School third-graders took a step back in time last week at the Tonganoxie Community Historic Site.
In others’ words: Missing in congress
October 3, 2007
The Lawrence Journal-World said in a recent editorial: While Sen. Sam Brownback is busy running for president, Kansas has lost a big chunk of its representation in the U.S. Senate.
The Record
October 3, 2007
Obituary: Russell Wayne Bowden
1953 - 2007
October 3, 2007
Chieftain football by the numbers
October 3, 2007
Check out team and individual stats from Friday’s Tonganoxie vs. Santa Fe Trail football game at Beatty Field.