Archive for Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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Lansing lawyer to run for county attorney post
05:41 p.m., June 4, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A2
Debra “Deb” Snider, a Lansing Republican, says she is “the right choice” to become Leavenworth’s next county attorney.
Assistant declares candidacy, is fired
05:34 p.m., June 4, 2008 Updated 12:00 a.m. in print edition on A2
Assistant prosecutor Todd Thompson says he was told to pack his bags three days after telling his boss, Leavenworth County Attorney Frank Kohl, he wanted his job.
All-Kaw Valley League teams
June 4, 2008
2008 All-Kaw Valley League baseball, softball and girls soccer teams.
Eudora street to be closed for railroad maintenance
June 4, 2008
The BNSF railroad crossing of Route 1061, or Eudora’s Main Street, will be closed for crossing maintenance as early as 8 a.m. Thursday. Maintenance activities should be complete by the end of the day.
Moore endorses Obama
Boyda decides to remain neutral
June 4, 2008
U.S. Rep. Dennis Moore, whose district includes east Lawrence, endorses Barack Obama for president, while U.S. Rep. Nancy Boyda, whose district includes west Lawrence, promises to support the Democratic nominee.
Communications upgrade targeted for $12.4 million
12:36 a.m., June 4, 2008 Updated 12:36 a.m. in print edition on A2
Leavenworth County Commissioners, on Thursday, approved various change orders and an official amount for the planned countywide communications upgrade - $12.405 million - that was forwarded to the Kansas Department of Transportation Friday so financing could be initiated for the project on the state level.
Carving a stump into a memory
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A10
When Westar handed Betty and Phil Stevens lemons, they decided to make lemonade.
Local Relay for Life event kicks off Friday evening
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A10
The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Leavenworth County will be held June 6 and 7 at Abeles Field in Leavenworth.
KVL honors Tonganoxie athletes
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B1
When the Kaw Valley League recently handed out postseason honors for spring sports, a number of Tonganoxie High athletes were named to its postseason all-league teams.
City prepares for a state-of-the-art water park
June 4, 2008
As construction workers scramble to put the finishing touches on the new Tonganoxie Water Park, city officials are planning a grand opening event Saturday, June 14 in conjunction with Tonganoxie Days.
Open house planned for outgoing library director
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A3
An open house for outgoing city librarian Sharon Moreland will be held Thursday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Tonganoxie Public Library.
School board selects Ellis administrator to new assistant superintendent post
June 4, 2008
The Tonganoxie School District has a new administrator.
Bulldogs on display at local sanctioned barbecue festival
June 4, 2008
Some unique Bulldogs will be available for purchase Saturday at the McLouth BBQ Blowout.
1999 THS graduate earns FBI badge
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A3
A Tonganoxie High School graduate is now an FBI Academy graduate.
City Clerk earns MBA
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A3
The graduation season wasn’t quite over for some people in Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie graduates earn college scholarships
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A9
Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Recipients
Better than chocolate: Youths earn spots at Hershey’s state meet
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B1
Thirty Tonganoxie youths earned the right to compete in the upcoming state Hershey’s Track and Field Games by succeeding at the local qualifying meet Wednesday, May 28 at Tonganoxie High.
Residents unharmed in Monday lightning strikes
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A8
A Basehor woman is recuperating after receiving a shock from a nearby lightning strike Monday morning.
Resident spots copperhead
June 4, 2008
Snake specialists are warning area residents to watch where they reach, step - and even sit - as venomous snake season is in full swing.
Council amends bidding process
June 4, 2008 in print edition on A5
Soon Paula Crook will finally have an answer to a question she has been asking for several council meetings.
Remembering Chief Tonganoxie Pool
June 4, 2008
A new local project is nearly complete, as the Tonganoxie Water Park soon will be open for area residents to enjoy for summer recreation.
For the record, Tonganoxie athletes had banner ‘08
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B1
There’s an old sports cliche that says: Records were made to be broken. With the season the Chieftains just completed, that old adage might well serve as the theme for 2008.
Free their minds and the rest will follow
Tonganoxie javelin coach stays in athletes’ ears to keep the pressure off their shoulders
June 4, 2008 in print edition on B1
Dave St. Cyr, THS javelin coach since 2003, is omnipresent for his throwers during a meet. While other javelin coaches watch from the sidelines, St. Cyr awaits his Chieftain throwers after each and every heave.