Archive for Wednesday, March 12, 2008

All stories

Walker resigns as boys basketball coach
After nine seasons on Chieftains’ staff, coach steps aside, citing desire to spend time with family
March 12, 2008
After seven years as head coach and two as an assistant, David Walker is stepping down from the helm of the Tonganoxie High boys basketball team.
Prep teams hurdle weather woes at practice
March 12, 2008
The vernal equinox, marking the beginning of spring, is just days away, but spring high school sports teams have been practicing and training for their upcoming seasons the past few weeks, some since the last week of February.
Pops take on sons at THS banquet
March 12, 2008
Wyatt Coffin first got the idea last season as a junior on the Tonganoxie High wrestling team.
Legislator touts measure in what he calls ‘difficult year’
March 12, 2008
Tax policy is one of the more important - and controversial - issues the Kansas Legislature wrestles with yearly. The challenging objective is to balance ongoing economic competitiveness with fairness.
Calf culprits possibly a pack of wild dogs
March 12, 2008
Cowering in the back of Loran Thomas’ barn is a 7-month-old steer that was lucky to be alive after a February dog attack.
Tonganoxie student named to area 2008 Academic All-Star Team
March 12, 2008 in print edition on A10
Jake Bontrager’s Tonganoxie High School transcript - splashed with all A’s- provides proof that he can handle any subject.
Board to meet today for building bond refinancing
March 12, 2008
The Tonganoxie School Board will hold a special meeting at 5 p.m. today in the Tonganoxie Middle School library to discuss and approve refinancing building bonds.
Ramps closing as work on 24-40 and K-7 launches
March 12, 2008
Weather permitting, all ramps at the Kansas Highway 7 and U.S. Highway 24-40 interchange will close today, so that construction on the new K-7 and U.S. 24-40 interchange in Wyandotte County may begin.
Onward and Upward for third-year hoops program
March 12, 2008 in print edition on B1
The music starts to play. A name is called out over the loud speakers. A smiling mug shot next to a team logo is displayed on a screen above the court and a basketball player emerges onto the gym floor in pre-game introductions.
Pastor’s Corner
Defense Systems
March 12, 2008 in print edition on A2
A few years ago I read where the U.S. Secret Service observed that a certain government appointee seemed to be the “least protect” of the cabinet members.
Traffic light could move to Main
March 12, 2008
The intersection of Main Street and U.S. Highway 24-40 could become more safe.
Springdale News
March 12, 2008
Evelyn Schwinn enjoyed lunch on Sunday, March 2, with Ray and Jeanette, Cole, Luke and Emily at Pizza Hut in Lansing.
Skate park organizers map out designs
March 12, 2008
Half-pipes, pyramids and fun boxes were on the menu last Wednesday as members of Tonganoxie’s skateboarding community met with City Administrator Mike Yanez and David Hamby, of BG Consultants, the city’s engineering firm, to develop ideas for a Tonganoxie skate park.
Parade time
St. Patty’s Day festivities set to start nearly 20 years after first ‘event’
March 12, 2008
Two trucks, a bullhorn and some crepe paper.
Mirror wins 13 awards from KPA’s 2008 Awards of Excellence
March 12, 2008
The Mirror has won 13 Kansas Press Association 2008 Awards of Excellence, the association has announced.
Our view: Time to ‘go green’ with paint job
March 12, 2008
The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow nearly is in our sights.
Aunt Norie’s sewing room
March 12, 2008
Apologies and corrections for last week. In paragraph four, one line needed for grannies was left out.
Youth showing signs of progress
March 12, 2008
The 5-year-old Linwood-area girl who suffered a gunshot wound to the head and has been in the pediatric unit of Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., was moved to a room in the rehab unit on Saturday according to an information hotline.
Remember when: A community review
March 12, 2008
10 years ago: Feb. 11, 1998; 25 years ago: Feb. 9, 1983; 50 years ago: Feb. 27, 1958; 75 years ago: Feb. 2, 1933; 100 years ago: Feb. 13, 1908
Food prices putting strain on consumers’ pocket books
March 12, 2008
Mike Smith’s job isn’t getting any easier.
Commissioners authorize letters be sent to landowners along CR1
March 12, 2008
County staff is set to begin acquiring right of way from 58 parcels of land along County Road 1 leading to a proposed interchange with Interstate 70 in southern Leavenworth County.
The Record
March 12, 2008
Tonganoxie City Fire Department; Tonganoxie Police Department; Leavenworth County Sheriff’s Office
McLouth happenings
March 12, 2008
McLouth Girl Scouts will be selling cookies at three locations: B&J Country Mart (Tonganoxie) on Friday, March 14, from 6 8 p.m.; Oskaloosa Thriftway on Saturday, March 15, 10 a.m. noon (Brownies & Cadets); and Hometown Foods (McLouth) March 15, 10 a.m. noon (Juniors).