Archive for Wednesday, March 5, 2008

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Plans on virtual building in Tonganoxie proceed
March 5, 2008
The Leavenworth County Port Authority reviewed requests for proposals for general contractor and construction management services for a “spec building” in a meeting earlier in the month.
Project Grad fund goal nearly complete
Prom exchange event to benefit year-end event
March 5, 2008
Operation Prom Dress will allow the exchanging of a gently used prom dress for another, barely used dress, or the purchase of such a dress for a small donation to Project Graduation.
Man killed in wreck had ‘heart for helping’
March 5, 2008
William Washington Jr. always was eager to lend a helping hand, according to his wife, Marcella.
Former hostage discusses Filipino captivity
March 5, 2008
What was supposed to be a restful one night-stay at the Dos Palmas Island resort in the Philippines to celebrate their wedding anniversary turned into a one-year nightmare for Gracia and Martin Burnham.
Candidates register for election
March 5, 2008
As the U.S. presidential race shapes up, several Leavenworth County hopefuls, too, have filed for elected positions, although, as of yet, each candidate is running unopposed.
Pothole problems
Rough winter puts strain on area roads
March 5, 2008
With the end of the cold season also brings the beginning of pothole season.
Wal-Mart on the way with rezoning
March 5, 2008
Area shoppers can anticipate a new option as plans for a 198,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter, to be built at 10th Avenue and Eisenhower Road in Leavenworth, progress.
Night of Knights raises more than $7,500 for GCA
March 5, 2008
Tonganoxie residents who wanted to spend their Saturday evening looking at art, learning about different scientific discoveries, eating some chili and possibly bidding on a few items found the perfect place at the Genesis Christian Academy’s annual Night of Knights fundraiser.
Historical society wrangles Herd
March 5, 2008
To really appreciate Stan Herd’s artwork, one would probably need to rent a helicopter or airplane.
BWR pitches plan for growth
Studies aimed at Fourth Street, U.S. 24-40 and County Road 1
March 5, 2008
Three down, one more to go.
Capital gain - Topeka leads NE Kansas in donation dollars
March 5, 2008
Many Lawrence residents will declare with pride their status as the lone patch of blue in the big red state of Kansas.
Political campaign has local residents contributing
March 5, 2008
Margaret Landis, of Fort Leavenworth, contributed $1,000 to the John McCain campaign. She said she’s never donated to a candidate before but felt so strongly about McCain that she decided she would try to help the man she described as “a veteran who served his country.”
State hopes halted at Holton
Rough start against Holton dooms THS girls, just one game shy of state
March 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
Facing a one-loss team on the road in a gym filled with boisterous Holton High fans and a Class 4A state tournament berth on the line, the Tonganoxie High girls basketball team knew that it was entering a hornet’s nest on Saturday.
Chieftains allow season-high 76 in finale
March 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
It was a long shot. The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team, seeded No. 6 in the Class 4A sub-state bracket, needed a near-perfect game to defeat No. 3 Holton on its home floor.
Commissioners shoot down approval of firearm training facility
March 5, 2008
County commissioners denied and delayed two contentious planning and zoning applications in a public meeting Thursday, Feb. 28.
Lawrence group top rockers in 3rd annual battle of the bands
March 5, 2008
Wielding their four and six-stringed axes and thunderous drumsticks, four area bands went head to head Saturday night at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in the third annual Battle of the Bands.
Benefit planned money
March 5, 2008
Friends of Heidi Karn Barker and Brad Barker are planning a fun-filled evening of Mexican food, bingo, a silent auction and raffle drawing Saturday.
Smith: Seniors will remember sub-state finishes
March 5, 2008 in print edition on B1
The great thing about postseason basketball is the glory and excitement that comes from a hard-fought, well-earned “W.” The downside is the finality of the situation - win or go home.