Archive for Wednesday, January 9, 2008

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Bichelmeyers, Pelzl agree on building
January 9, 2008
Matt and Vicki Bichelmeyer are at it again, buying the portion of a downtown building that housed Pelzl’s Do-It Best Hardware and V & S Variety Store, which closed late last year.
Downtown experiences change
4th St. cafe gives way to Graves dance studio
January 9, 2008
After several months of hard work, Brenda, her husband, Glenn, and students ranging in age from toddlers to senior citizens are able to see the huge transformation of the Fourth Street Cafe to Graves Talent Company.
2007 included THS feats, Pleasant St. fix
January 9, 2008
A look at back at events from May-August of 2007
1-on-1 meetings at heart of election
January 9, 2008
Next week’s special election in Tonganoxie won’t be as prolific in turnout and media coverage as the Iowa caucuses or the New Hampshire primary. But the vote Tuesday will have a major impact because it will determine whether City Council members can gather legally outside of a public meeting to discuss city business.
Initial interviews impress county commissioner
Commission trying to pare field of administrator candidates
January 9, 2008
County commissioners began interviews for the newly created position in a series of closed executive sessions Thursday, Jan. 3. Additional interviews are scheduled this Thursday, Jan. 10.
Jayhawk Jubilation
McLouth alumnae make trip to Miami
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
When the Kansas football team won the Orange Bowl and clinched its first Bowl Championship Series victory ever, two McLouth High School graduates were there.
Vick’s prison sentence could lessen in Kansas
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Michael Vick, who pleaded guilty to federal dogfighting charges, has been transferred to the Federal Prison Camp in Leavenworth, according to Traci Billingsley, spokeswoman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.
Last-second three-pointer sparks THS
January 9, 2008 in print edition on B1
Only three seconds remained in the first quarter when Chrissie Jeannin received the ball roughly 60 feet away from the basket.
Tonganoxie eyeing 2nd consecutive tourney title
January 9, 2008
The Tonganoxie High wrestling team will play host to the annual Randy Starcher Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday at THS.
Being unranked fine with Goebel
January 9, 2008
The latest Class 4A rankings from the Kansas Wrestling Web site,, came out Sunday and Tonganoxie isn’t included in the top 20.
Chieftains struggle in first game back from holidays
January 9, 2008
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team has struggled to put two good halves together this season. The trend continued Friday night in a 50-37 home loss against Bonner Springs.
Watershed protection subject of meeting
January 9, 2008
The Lower Kansas River Basin Watershed Restoration and Protection Strategy (WRAPS) will be the focus of a meeting scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday at the 4-H building at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.
Letter to the editor: Fish in need of help
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
Each January, my class does an in-depth study of Kansas in celebration of Kansas Day.
Letter to the editor: Keep it open and accountable
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
Your vote is important at the Jan. 15, 2008, special election in Tonganoxie!
Our view: Charter ordinance should be rejected
January 9, 2008
Next week, Tonganoxie voters have a chance to send a strong reminder to its City Council members: In Tonganoxie, the public’s business should be done in public.
Sports In Brief
January 9, 2008
The McLouth High girls basketball team won its first game of the season Friday against Jefferson County North.
Columbine-based program to be held at Tonganoxie High
January 9, 2008
The public is welcome to attend a presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center that deals with school violence.
Letter to the editor: Reason for the ordinance
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
On Jan. 15, Tonganoxie voters will have a special election to change the quorum size of the city council.
Washburn grads announced for fall
January 9, 2008
Several area students participated in Washburn University’s fall commencement ceremonies Dec. 14.
Letter to the editor: Your chance to be heard
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A4
On Jan. 15, you will be asked to approve or disapprove Charter Ordinance 17 adopted by the city of Tonganoxie.
McLouth happenings
January 9, 2008
Heidi Karn-Barker is “progressing terrifically” since her double-lung transplant last Friday (Jan 4).
Remember when: A community review
January 9, 2008
10 years ago: Dec. 10, 1997
The Record
January 9, 2008
Tonganoxie City Fire Departmen; Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office
Newspaper rates to rise for delivery
January 9, 2008
The Mirror will increase its subscription rates effective Jan. 9.
Mirror’s baby contest continues for 2008
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Mirror still is in search of the winner for its annual first baby contest.
Water main delays McLouth schools
January 9, 2008
McLouth students who just wanted that extra day off before going back to school after winter break got their wish Thursday after a water main near the school burst, forcing the district to call off school for the day.
County seeks temporary parking for vehicle fleet
January 9, 2008 in print edition on A7
As a planned expansion of the Leavenworth County Justice Center is set to commence, county commissioners discussed where to store county vehicles that will no longer fit on site
Tonganoxie Public Library plans for extended hours in new year
January 9, 2008
One of Tonganoxie Public Library’s New Year’s resolutions is to offer extended Saturday hours.