Archive for Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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Book discussion series begins Thursday at Tonganoxie Library
February 20, 2008
The Tonganoxie Public Library begins its three-part book discussion at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, Third and Bury streets in Tonganoxie.
Bureaucratic mix up may tie up federal funds for County Road 1
February 20, 2008
It could be a couple of months longer than expected before a nearly $500,000 federal earmark appropriated for County Road 1 leading to a planned interchange with Interstate 70 is eligible for expenditure.
LCDC unveils strategic plans
February 20, 2008
Leavenworth County Development Corp. board members said they hope a new strategic plan will give the organization a vision and framework to go forward in retaining and attracting primary businesses to the county.
Basehor teen continues recovery
February 20, 2008
It has been a long year for Basehor-Linwood High School senior Katelynn Witt.
Bixbys trudge ahead
Family champions for ‘Amanda’s Law’ in daughter’s honor
February 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
Dennis Bixby turned 47 Feb. 12.
Chieftains split home, away with Bishop Ward
Boys fall at home; girls win on road
February 20, 2008
A two-point first quarter led to a 41-27 loss on Tuesday for the Tonganoxie High boys basketball team as the Chieftains couldn’t seem to put the ball in the hoop or keep the deficit in single digits against visiting Bishop Ward.
Pastor’s Corner
February 20, 2008
You’re so vain, I’ll bet you think this song is about you
Open Mike: County Training Events
February 20, 2008
This week I’d like to highlight several upcoming educational seminars that Leavenworth County Extension is hosting. Topics covered at the events will range from pond management, to goat management, to tractor safety for our youths.
Rome’s busy night ends in loss
February 20, 2008
Mike Rome had a busy Friday night. It started in fairly normal fashion for the McLouth High boys basketball senior. He and his fellow Bulldogs put on their uniforms and got ready to hoop. But things got hectic once the game with visiting Kansas City Christian tipped off.
$5,000 beef scholarship deadline extended
February 20, 2008
Leavenworth County Beef Improvement Association is extending its scholarship application date to March 1.
Chieftains send six to state
February 20, 2008
They might have gone stir crazy if they didn’t have their teammates with them. Junior Matt Brock and senior Cameron Adcox arrived at Perry-Lecompton High with their Tonganoxie High wrestling teammates on Saturday around 10 a.m. Having won in the semi-finals on Friday night, both Brock and Adcox knew they had secured a spot in the Class 4A state tournament and weren’t scheduled to take the mat until the evening. Luckily for those two Chieftains, 11 of their teammates were still fighting to join them at state
Sorrentino’s Top 10
February 20, 2008
As some Tonganoxie residents already know, I’ve decided to take a job at the Lawrence Journal-World as a sports copy editor. These last nine months at The Mirror were the nine most productive and exciting months of my professional career. It’s been nothing short of a blast.
Twelve and counting?
February 20, 2008
Another game, another win. That’s the way things are going for the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team following a 45-31 victory at Bonner Springs on Friday.
Remember when: A community review
February 20, 2008
10 years ago: Jan. 21, 1998; 25 years ago: Jan. 19, 1983; 50 years ago: Feb. 6, 1958; 75 years ago: Jan. 12, 1933; 100 years ago: Jan. 23, 1908
Clutch Annis jumper buries KC Christian
February 20, 2008
Facing a methodical opponent and trailing by eight entering the fourth quarter, it appeared the Bulldogs’ winning streak was in jeopardy. But the McLouth High girls basketball players didn’t let such thoughts creep into their minds on Friday.
Offensive struggles doom Chieftains
February 20, 2008
The Chieftains hit some serious road bumps - including turnovers, foul trouble and illness - at Bonner Springs on Friday, and fell to the Braves, 40-32.
Street funding dilemma sends city officials to D.C.
February 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
After a whirlwind trip to the nation’s capital, Tonganoxie city officials have high hopes that their meetings with U.S. representatives from Kansas could garner federal funds for the 14th Street intersection with U.S. Highway 24-40.
TMS seventh-grader gets third in local spelling bee
February 20, 2008 in print edition on A7
Before school starts on most Monday and Wednesday mornings you can find Mallory Harrell and other Tonganoxie Middle School students practicing spelling with Marilyn Daniels, the seventh grade language arts teacher.
Former Leavenworth librarian sentenced
February 20, 2008 in print edition on A8
A former elementary school librarian from Leavenworth has been sentenced for producing child pornography that involved a preteen student.
Springdale News
February 20, 2008
David and Jennifer Roggenkamp and Brayden of St. Marys and Amy Schwinn of Manhattan came on Friday, Feb. 8, for a weekend visit with their parents, Johnny and Jackie Schwinn, and brother Adam.
McLouth happenings
February 20, 2008
Everyone is invited to a special Benefit Concert for Heidi Karn-Barker at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the First Baptist Church of McLouth.
Jarbalo Jottings
February 20, 2008
The annual meeting of the Fall Creek Cemetery Corporation will be at 2 p.m. March 8 at the Springdale Fire Station.
Aunt Norie’s sewing room
February 20, 2008
Several of us were standing in line - where else but in a fabric center - when someone made this comment:
Celebrating 4-H Day
February 20, 2008
Witaker, Anna Buddish’s 7-year-old smooth collie, anxiously awaits a signal from the Leavenworth teen to begin their dog freestyle dance routine.
Sheriff files paperwork for bid at re-election
February 20, 2008 in print edition on A1
Leavenworth County Sheriff Dave Zoellner contends that there’s more work to be done in his department.
Soldiers get VIP escort downtown
February 20, 2008 in print edition on A3
Richard Ogden wanted to give his new grandson-in-law a special treat to not only welcome him as the newest member of the family, but for safely returning back home after his second tour in Afghanistan.
Letter to the editor: Early Childhood program concerns
February 20, 2008 in print edition on A4
I was pleased to read about the approval of all-day, every day kindergarten.
Our View: Time for leadership on CR1 funding
February 20, 2008
It’s unfortunate the city of Tonganoxie and Leavenworth County officials are acting more like grade-schoolers than community leaders when it comes to figuring out a way to become partners in improving County Road 1.
Decision spurs needed dialogue
February 20, 2008
This past October, Kansas Department of Health and Environment Secretary Roderick Bremby rejected the expansion of two 700-megawatt coal-fired power plants near Holcomb.
New diamonds should provide more options for busy summer
February 20, 2008 in print edition on A5
Soon Tonganoxie baseball teams will be getting three new homes at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Irish eyes to smile on Tonganoxie
February 20, 2008
Area residents would be best served to bust out a bit o’ green March 15 in downtown Tonganoxie.