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Francis Hurla candidate questionnaire responses
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Francis Hurla is running for Leavenworth County Commissioner, District 3
Beverly “Bev” Oroke candidate questionnaire responses
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Bev Oroke is running for Leavenworth County Commissioner, District 3
Candidate profile: Beverly “Bev” Oroke
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
If elected to the 3rd District Leavenworth County Commission seat in November, Republican candidate Beverly “Bev” Oroke says she will make “thoughtful and sometimes tough decisions” in order to lay a plan for future growth
Candidate profile: Francis Hurla
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A2
Francis Hurla, a heating, ventilating and air conditioning technician and local Tonganoxie business owner, says his top priority if elected as southern Leavenworth’s next representative to the board of county commissioners would be to manage the county “in a manner that provides the best services while staying within the budget.”
McCain voting record questioned
July 16, 2008
Sen. John McCain claims to be qualified to be the President of the United States because of his military expertise and a 26-year record of a commitment to fiscal discipline in the U.S. Congress.
Digital billboards evaluated again
July 16, 2008
Leavenworth County Commissioners heard an industry spokesperson’s reasons for lifting a ban on new digital billboards in the county during a presentation Monday, but declined ending a six-month moratorium on the displays in unincorporated areas of the county until further review.
In others’ view: Trickle-down
July 16, 2008
The Lawrence Journal-World said in a recent editorial: The trickle-down effect of $4-and-up gasoline costs is being felt in sectors of our society most of us never dreamed would feel such an impact. Along with the rising cost of just getting to and from somewhere, the pressure is mounting in countless other areas.
Farmers see operating costs rise
July 16, 2008
Trying to take the pulse of agriculture halfway through 2008 is as difficult as herding cats. Some producers are doing remarkably well while others are suffering.
County staffers look to preserve cemeteries
July 16, 2008
Leavenworth County staff, township board members, members of various cemetery boards and private workers have recently stepped up efforts to preserve rural cemeteries in the county that have long since been overgrown to the point of disrepair.
Fishing tourney honors former outdoorsman, raises youth life jacket awareness
Tournament Saturday at Paola
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A8
The Heads Above Water Benefit Fishing Tournament will be held July 19 at Hillsdale State Lake in Paola.
Blood drive coming to Tonganoxie on Friday
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A9
City residents will be rolling up their sleeves and donating blood to benefit local hospital patients during the Tonganoxie Civic Club’s annual blood drive, to be held from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Tonganoxie VFW Post Home, 910 E. First St. in Tonganoxie.
Jarbalo Jottings
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A10
Jarbalo United Methodist Women met at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9 at the church. President Marilyn Oxley opened the meeting with prayer. Roll call was answered with the number of care calls they had made.
McLouth Happenings
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A10
Join the community for the ninth annual Freedom Social at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall of McLouth Church of the Nazarene for testimonies, skits, songs and great food.
Tonganoxie experiences minimal growth
July 16, 2008
Tonganoxie continues to grow, according to population numbers released Thursday by the U.S. Census.
Class for commercial crops
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A10
This fall in Lawrence, Johnson County Community College is offering a new class called Commercial Crop Production, at the Lawrence Centennial School, 2145 Louisiana St.
Tonganoxie High football camp
July 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
Tonganoxie High will play host to football camps for high school and youth athletes the last week of July.
Braves teams go 1-2 at state tourney
July 16, 2008 in print edition on B2
A pair of Tonganoxie Braves teams won a game this past weekend at the USSSA Softball State Tournament at Mid-America West Sports Complex in Shawnee.
School board approves new president at busy meeting
July 16, 2008
The board unanimously elected member Diane Truesdell as board president for 2008-09.
McLouth catcher Patterson makes all-region first team
July 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
The accolades are piling up for McLouth High softball catcher Kendall Patterson.
Green bins better than blue
July 16, 2008
I totally agree with Mr. Sledd regarding the blue trash bins.
City, school board talk budgets
School budget accounts for previous tax filing error; city plans to hold line on mill levy
July 16, 2008
The Tonganoxie School District is making up for last year’s tax error in one year.
Springdale News
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A9
Jennie Coffin and 40 other First State Bank and Trust treasurers went on a Smoky Mountain trip with Diamond Tours. They spent a day at Dollywood, went to the Biltmore Estate and had a guided tour of the Smoky Mountains. They attended three shows - The Miracle, Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show Theater and the Magic Show.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A9
A chance remark the other day from a stranger in the grocery store: Today’s problems, today’s world, if they could or would combine today’s modern conveniences with our old-fashioned values.
Remember when: A community review
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A8
10 years ago: July 1, 1998 Eli Crittenden recently returned home from the American Legion Boys State of Kansas where he served as a senator. He was one of over 600 young men who attended the week-long government and leadership program at Kansas State University in Manhattan.
Jayni’s Kitchen
July 16, 2008 in print edition on A7
Roasted Garlic Heads with Orange Butter
Summer hoops session behooves Chieftains
July 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
It wasn’t because of their grades or for disciplinary reasons, but Shawn Phillips sent his players to an entire month of summer school.
City’s young enjoying old ball game
July 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
This summer, like most in Tonganoxie, the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds have been swarming with baseball and softball players nearly every evening.
Smith: TV softball game fails to live up to hype
July 16, 2008 in print edition on B1
While lounging and flipping listlessly through my channel guide Monday night during a break in the Home Run Derby, I realized that the guide claimed I was watching softball on ESPN even though I clearly was watching the MLB’s long-distance experts clash.
A new vision for Tonganoxie
July 16, 2008
The Bucher, Willis & Ratliff Corp. has finished interviewing key stakeholders in the community to find out what can be done about retail development in Tonganoxie.