Archive for Wednesday, February 6, 2008

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Chieftains sweep Chargers at home
February 6, 2008
It was a clean sweep of Santa Fe Trail in the Tonganoxie High School gymnasium Tuesday night.
McLouth Municipal Court postponed
Inclement weather forces decision
February 6, 2008
McLouth’s scheduled municipal court proceedings, scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday at McLouth City Hall, has been postponed because of inclement weather, City Clerk Nicole Willits said Wednesday morning.
Classes canceled Wednesday for local schools
February 6, 2008
Winter weather once again has forced school officials to cancel classes.
Lion’s den unkind
THS drops dual against rival Lansing
February 6, 2008
The Tonganoxie High wrestling team was looking to make a statement in Kaw Valley League competition Thursday night at the Lansing High gymnasium.
Sorrentino: Super Bowl XLII MVP stolen from Giants d-line
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
It’s a shame only one New York Giant was named Most Valuable Player of Super Bowl XLII.
Linenberger: K-State ends drought impressively
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
A Kansas State student held a homemade tombstone sign at Wednesday’s Kansas-Kansas State game in Bramlage Coliseum that basically showed “The Streak” and its years of existence.
Freshman hunts with pride
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
Ethan Lorance knew his stepfather and stepbrother were joking when they talked trash about his capabilities as a hunter.
TMS and Piper respected rivals in ‘08
February 6, 2008 in print edition on B2
The Tonganoxie Middle School eighth-grade A team has had quite the rivalry with Piper to start the 2007-2008 basketball season.
Kids wrestling program prepares for state
February 6, 2008
The Tonganoxie Kids Wrestling Club, which has roots in the city since its inception in 1994, is in full swing preparing for the state tournament in March.
Sports In Brief
February 6, 2008 in print edition on B3
Gus Harrison, a 15-year-old McLouth High sophomore, won four gold medals Saturday at the Spartan Powerlifting Classic in Emporia.
The Mirror earns national recognition
February 6, 2008
The Mirror wins third place in national competition.
County mostly mum on hiring
Commissioners meet behind closed doors about administrator
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
As the search for the first-ever Leavenworth County administrator continues, one commissioner says a hiring could occur soon but no final decision has been made.
Area experiences slow start to flu season
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
The flu season seems to be a mild one this year in southern Leavenworth County.
Pastor’s Corner
February 6, 2008
Is your life a dance for joy?
County eyes luring Sampler Festival
Two-day event could bring thousands to Leavenworth in 2010, 2011
12:00 a.m., February 6, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A2
If a meeting Thursday between a dozen government, civic and business leaders throughout Leavenworth County was any indication, communities soon might collaborate in trying to bring an annual festival that celebrates everything Kansas to the area.
Open Mike: Pruning and buying trees
February 6, 2008
I’ve already had a few calls this month about whether or not it is too early to prune trees, so I decided to discuss pruning now, before we get any further into the year.
Brrr! Tonganoxie Phil predicts more winter
February 6, 2008
On Groundhog Day, Tonganoxie Phil, the conjecturer of conjecturers, the vaticinator of all vaticinators, emerged from his front door.
Tonganoxie student 2nd at spelling bee
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A3
For Rachel Koone, a seventh-grader at Lansing Middle School, winning this year’s Leavenworth County Spelling Bee was a simple p-r-o-c-e-d-u-r-e.
Lawmakers need to ‘get it right’
February 6, 2008
Last week, the House Judiciary Committee postponed working and reporting out HB 2617, a bill that would require drug testing at any traffic accidents where someone is killed or seriously injured. Several committee members said more work was needed on the proposal.
Letter to the editor: Show veterans your support
February 6, 2008
During the week of Feb. 10-16, the Veterans Administration is sponsoring a National Salute to Hospitalized Veterans.
Our View: Lessons in civics will pay off in end
February 6, 2008
This past week, students from Tonganoxie Elementary School paid a visit to Topeka and the Statehouse.
Army officers pay visit to THS classes, talk with students
February 6, 2008
It would be dangerous for the next president to suddenly pull out U.S. forces from Iraq - at least that’s the consensus of a group of Fort Leavenworth personnel who paid a visit to Tonganoxie High School.
Aunt Norie’s sewing room
February 6, 2008
This from “Just call me Lou”:
McLouth happenings
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A6
All school-aged girls are invited to join McLouth Girl Scouts of USD 342.
Jarbalo Jottings
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
There will be an Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. today at Jarbalo United Methodist Church.
Springdale News
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A7
Greg and Marie Gillaspie entertained Jan. 26 with a birthday party for their daughter, Amber, who turned 3 years old Jan. 22.
Vehicle purchase approved
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A10
Sheriff David Zoellner rode out of Thursday’s Leavenworth County Commission meeting with 11 new vehicles for his department.
Remember when: A community review
February 6, 2008
10 years ago: Jan. 7, 1998; 25 years ago: Jan. 5, 1983; 50 years ago: Jan. 23, 1958; 75 years ago: Dec. 29, 1932; 100 years ago: Jan. 9, 1908
Longtime farmers win Buffer Award
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A8
The Goldie Carpenter farm has been named the 2007 winner of the annual Buffer Award presented by the Leavenworth County Conservation District.
Bucklin man honored for conservation efforts
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A8
For Robert Barnhardt, the quest for soil conservation is about maintaining the land that has been in his family since the 1870s when his great grandfather bought 320 acres in Leavenworth County.
Residents urged to ‘go green,’ recycle more
February 6, 2008
A city official says there’s an easy answer for residents upset when trash haulers don’t pick up garbage left outside the blue, 95-gallon containers provided by Honey Creek Disposal.
LCDC goes virtual to promote Urban Hess
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
Soon the Leavenworth County Development Corp. and Port Authority will want companies to think a little more virtual and a little less reality when shopping for an adequate space in the Urban Hess business park.
The Record
February 6, 2008
Tonganoxie Police Department; Tonganoxie City Fire Department; Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office; Tonganoxie Municipal Court
MHS disptches rivals to win berth at state
February 6, 2008 in print edition on A1
The McLouth High School scholars bowl team finally knocked off its nearby rival.