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Lions Club BBQ has ‘good turnout’
August 27, 2008
Andy Brazee lifted up the lid to one of the smokers out behind the Linwood Community Library during the annual Linwood Lion’s Club BBQ Saturday. The kitchen was out of barbecued chicken quarters, so Brazee hunted around the smoker, sticking a meat thermometer in some of the chicken pieces to see if they were ready.
Acclaimed Air Force Band to play in Tonganoxie
August 27, 2008
A United States Air Force Band that travels throughout the Midwest as well as Wyoming and Montana performing at venues large and small will be coming to Tonganoxie.
Boston duo traveling coast-to-coast for cause
12:03 a.m., August 27, 2008 Updated 11:28 p.m.
Matt Eddy, in a motorized wheelchair, and Ron Steenbruggen, on a bike, left New England on June 30 to embark on a mission across the United States. Day 52 of that assignment brought them right through Tonganoxie on Wednesday, Aug. 20 as they headed south on 24-40 near midday.
Know Your Neighbor: Local firefighter loves big trucks
12:00 a.m., August 27, 2008 Updated 05:45 p.m.
Eric Lang is no stranger to big vehicles.
Tonganoxie football practicing under lights Friday night
August 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
When the Tonganoxie High football team takes Beatty Field for its Red-White scrimmage Friday night, don’t expect much more than a glorified practice.
Turtle Power
Race raises funds for early-childhood development
August 27, 2008
Not known for their speed, turtles were fairly quick to the finish line at Saturday’s Turbo Turtle Trek race at Tonganoxie Water Park.
Early homecoming planned at THS
Festivities will be held before football opener; candidates selected
August 27, 2008
Tonganoxie High School graduates who just recently headed off for college can venture right back for annual homecoming festivities.
Retired kindergarten teacher relaxes with motorcycles
August 27, 2008
Debby Wedel had an interesting way to relax away stress.
New library director’s intends to ‘hit the ground running’
August 27, 2008
Royce Kitts prefers to read American classics. He likes the works of Kurt Vonnegut, William Faulkner and Earnest Hemingway.
Libraries, a free entertainment option, growing in popularity
Internet access, other factors lead to increase in foot traffic
August 27, 2008
The public library - it’s close to home, it’s full of entertaining and useful resources and it’s free, which has made it a staple in many communities.
Organizer: Community bricks also are for sale
August 27, 2008
At the center of the Chieftain Remembrance Walk, a large “T” will be formed by bricks placed in honor of deceased former students, faculty and other Tonganoxie School District officials.
Enrollment numbers a little down at local schools
August 27, 2008
At Genesis Christian Academy, enrollment is down slightly from the previous school year.
TMS apologetic about yearbook blunder
August 27, 2008
Omissions of students in the Tonganoxie Middle School yearbook have administrators planning adjustments in hopes of eliminating the problem in the future.
Tonganoxie school schedule tweaked for bus routes
August 27, 2008
School day schedules are changing slightly in the Tonganoxie School District.
Letter to the editor: Memories of fairs gone by
August 27, 2008
With the conclusion of the Tongie Fair upon you folks, I reminisce and fondly recall the days of the old fair during the 1950s.
Letter to the editor: District owes apology to students
August 27, 2008
Our son is very truthful and will own up to the mistakes he makes.
Letter to the editor: A possible expressway
August 27, 2008
Over the last couple of months I have met with several elected officials in Leavenworth and Lansing and a majority of them mentioned to me their interest in an expressway connection from Kansas Highway 7 at McIntyre Road to Interstate 435 at Wolcott Road, which is part of Kansas Highway 5.
Marine receives hero’s welcome
August 27, 2008
Good things come in threes, and for the family of Sgt. Tyler Robinson, seeing the 23-year-old Marine come home healthy after his third tour in Iraq, it couldn’t get any better.
Travel reimbursements evaluated
August 27, 2008
Soon county employees might be able to get reimbursed for travel while still saving the county some money.
Fall 2008 high school sports schedules
Tonganoxie and McLouth athletics
August 27, 2008
Fall 2008 Prep Sports Schedules
Fall Preview night coming to McLouth
August 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
McLouth fans will get a sneak peek of their favorite hometown athletes on Friday at Fall Preview night, which features teams from McLouth’s middle and high schools.
Cat’s Eye: A population that’s plugged-in
August 27, 2008
By now, we’ve all been there.
Living well: Sabbatical taking a break
August 27, 2008
According to the online encyclopedia Wikipedia, a sabbatical is defined as “a rest from work, or a hiatus.” Dictionary.com defines sabbatical as “an extended period of leave from one’s customary work, esp. for rest, or to acquire new skills or training.”
Cross country Chieftains aim to improve
August 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
As is tradition, the Tonganoxie High cross country team had its first practice at 12 a.m. Aug 18 - the first day fall sports teams could practice - to get an early jump on the coming season.
Bulldogs stay loose with ‘Goofy Friday’ practices
August 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
If you venture onto the McLouth High campus on a Friday afternoon looking for the Bulldogs volleyball team, don’t freak out if it looks as though practice has been moved from the gymnasium to make room for a costume party.
Chieftains piecing together puzzle
Tonganoxie volleyball team looks to plug holes in middle, at libero
August 27, 2008 in print edition on B1
Brandon Parker crouches near midcourt, his right hand on his chin, examining the floor in front of him where the Tonganoxie High volleyball team is practicing. It looks as if the Chieftains’ co-coach is trying to solve a puzzle and, in a way, he is.
Libraries boom in ailing economy
August 27, 2008
The public library - it’s close to home, it’s full of entertaining and useful resources and it’s free, which has made it a staple in many communities.