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Rollover accident on US 24-40
September 19, 2007
Around 4:10 p.m. Friday, a woman driving a Toyota Camry rolled her vehicle over just south of the Tonganoxie city limit on U.S. Highway 24-40. The vehicle went off of the road on the west ditch while heading south on U.S. 24-40.
Judge rules on driver involved in accident that killed Amanda Bixby
September 19, 2007
Ricardo D. Flores, the 21-year-old Lansing man involved in an accident in Basehor that killed a Tonganoxie teen and injured others, will pay $228 in fines and court costs, a Leavenworth County District Court judge ruled Wednesday. In addition, Flores is not allowed to drive, so if he is caught driving, he must serve six months in jail.
A Senior Night sweep
THS volleyball completes sweep on Bonner Springs Senior Night
September 19, 2007
The Tonganoxie High volleyball team completed a sweep against Bonner Springs and Bishop Ward in a triangular Tuesday night at the Braves Senior Night in the Bonner Springs YMCA Gym.
Springdale News
September 19, 2007
Peggy Gillaspie, Evelyn Schwinn, Jeanette and Emily Cole left early Friday, Sept. 7, and enjoyed breakfast in Branson, Mo. They spent the day in Silver Dollar City to attend the Southern Gospel Fest and other attractions. They returned home Saturday evening after a stop at the Cheese Factory in Osceola, Mo.
Jarbalo Jottings
September 19, 2007
Pat and Jeanne Murry of Olathe took Jean Murry to Tonganoxie for dinner Saturday evening, Sept. 1. After they got back, Jean saw five hot air balloons.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
September 19, 2007
It’s been around ever so long — always, wouldn’t you say? Then the media (I guess), gave it a name. I’m speaking of course of this new thing they call “road rage.”
Obituary: Hazel M. Yost
1917-2007
September 19, 2007
Services for Hazel M. Yost, 90, Perry, were Monday at the American Legion Post 142 Building in Perry. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery in Perry.
Obituary: Marvin W. Zukel
1949-2007
September 19, 2007
Services for Marvin Wayne Zukel, 58, of Tonganoxie, were Saturday, Sept. 15, at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home, Kansas City, Kan. Burial was in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.
Reunions: Torneden Family
September 19, 2007
The 62nd annual Torneden reunion was Sunday, Sept. 9, at the VFW Hall in Tonganoxie.
Lions still shy of needed members
September 19, 2007
Kelly Leonard moved to Kansas with her husband about two years ago from Washington state.
C.R. 1 to be topic of teleconference
September 19, 2007
The Leavenworth County Commission will discuss improvements to County Road 1 leading to a proposed interchange with Interstate 70 via a teleconference with Kansas Department of Transportation and Kansas Turnpike Authority officials at 8 a.m. Thursday at the county courthouse.
County still seeking court record storage
September 19, 2007
Scheduled renovations for the basement of the Leavenworth County Justice Center continued to stall Monday as county officials struggled again to find a permanent storage solution for 1st Judicial District Court files currently stored there.
Skate park proponent wants more parents to join in group’s effort
September 19, 2007
A longtime backer of a skate park for Tonganoxie is urging more parents of skate and bike enthusiasts to join in his group’s efforts to make the park a reality.
Corn farmers ready for harvest
Numerous factors push prices for crop to 10-year high
September 19, 2007
This week’s warm weather and high winds were ideal for the start of the corn harvesting season in Leavenworth County.
Remember When: A Community Review
September 19, 2007
Big Brothers Big Sisters seeks volunteers
September 19, 2007
As the school year gets into full swing, Big Brothers Big Sisters reminds the community that more than 50 children are in need of a caring mentor in Leavenworth County.
Retailers prepare to collect more tax
3/4-cent levy on sales to pay for new pool goes into effect Oct. 1
September 19, 2007
As construction crews get ready to demolish and build the new Tonganoxie swimming pool, local retailers are getting ready for the new, three-quarters of a percent sales tax needed to pay for the pool to take affect next month.
Cyclist to tour through area cities
25th annual ride includes route through Tonganoxie
September 19, 2007
Motorists are asked to share the road this weekend as about 100 bicyclists make their way through seven area cities, including Tonganoxie.
Single mother struggles to overcome rare disorder
September 19, 2007
If you saw Donna Conrad a couple of years ago, you may not have known a genetic disorder in her brain was slowly killing her.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR:
September 19, 2007
Writer disgruntled with the disgruntled; Mayor’s e-mail ‘mistake’ could be costly to city; ‘Giveaways’ preceded call for spending restraint; Omission of exchange on quorums a mistake?
Our View: A Constitution Day worth remembering
September 19, 2007
Constitution Day quietly passed this week without much fanfare. But to one of our own, Constitution Day was a day to celebrate.
Voters elect to expand Linwood Library District
September 19, 2007
The Linwood Library District will include all of Sherman and Reno townships.
Local breeders show off alpacas
September 19, 2007
Kaw Valley Alpacas will participate in the first ever “National Alpaca Farm Day.”
Wathena wallops MHS
September 19, 2007
The McLouth High football team fell to 0-3 on the year after a 56-0 loss at Wathena.
MHS runner notches personal best time
September 19, 2007
The McLouth cross country team didn’t have any medalists from Thursday’s McLouth Invitational. The Bulldogs came away with a personal record, though.
Tobacco farms keep plugging along
Clay-rich soil in nearby Platte County, Mo., provides prime spot for growing crop
September 19, 2007
It’s hard work being a tobacco farmer.
THS soccer still winless after MVHS blanking
September 19, 2007
A recurring thought ran through the minds of Tonganoxie High boys soccer players and coaches after Monday night’s 8-0 loss to Mill Valley.
Twice as nice: THS teams dominate McLouth Invite
September 19, 2007
The McLouth Invitational’s cross country course is a good 90 percent on grass. The other roughly 10 percent is on the track, where runners complete the race by covering three-fourths of its radius.
Speedy quarterback spoils Chieftains home opener
September 19, 2007
The task: Keep Bonner Springs quarterback Tyler Jock near the center of the football field. Don’t let the speedy senior get to the outside where he can make defenses look at the No. 4 on the back of his jersey.
Let’s get ready to rumble
Tonganoxie High alum fearless in kickboxing, cage fighting
September 19, 2007
Casey Allen didn’t expect to purchase anything at a garage sale he went to a few months ago. But as he was about to leave, the Eudora resident stumbled upon some boxing equipment.
Lawrence developers face skeptics over plans for airport business park
September 19, 2007
Developers of a proposed business park near the Lawrence Municipal Airport were peppered with questions for more than three hours Monday evening by a largely skeptical crowd.
McLouth Happenings
September 19, 2007
American Legion Auxiliary Post No. 393 will play host to a meeting for all veterans and their families who wish to learn more about their earned Veterans Affairs benefits at 8:50 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22. Veterans and their family members who have specific questions regarding VA benefits are urged to attend this meeting, which will be at the Fire Station, which is on the corner of West Lucy and Franklin streets in McLouth.
City officials pleased by bond rating
September 19, 2007
Tonganoxie’s new low-risk credit rating could mean better bids from cautious out-of-state investors and big savings for the city.
The Record
September 19, 2007