Archive for Wednesday, May 21, 2008

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Sean Ryan Football Classic registration now open
May 21, 2008
Registration for the third annual Sean Ryan Football Classic flag football tournament now is under way.
The stars shine at TMS
04:27 p.m., May 21, 2008 Updated 04:46 p.m.
The stars were shining in bright daylight May 14 at Tonganoxie Middle School as the school recognized the most exceptional seventh- and eighth-grade students during Night of the Stars.
TES principals praise test scores in unusual ways
May 21, 2008
Tonganoxie Elementary principal Tammie George spent the day Tuesday on top of the school’s roof.
Open Mike
Is ethanol really to blame for food prices increase?
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A2
Normally I discuss weed and insect control, fertilization, trees and many other garden and yard issues. This week though I’ll talk about another problem that nearly everybody in the country is dealing with: food prices.
Relay to raise money for cancer research
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Relay for Life begins at sunset symbolizing the time when a cancer patient has been diagnosed with cancer. As the evening progresses, it gets colder and darker this represents the patients’ state of mind as they endure the emotions of being a cancer patient.
Defensive driving featured at society’s monthly meeting
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
John Duncanson will be the speaker for the Tuesday, May 27, Tonganoxie Community Historical Society meeting.
Jo Ho’s program kicks off Summer Reading
May 21, 2008 in print edition on A3
The Tonganoxie Public Library will have its Summer Reading kick-off performance at 10 a.m. Friday at Tonganoxie Elementary School.
Aunt Norie’s sewing room
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B4
Though we seldom ever ‘starch’ things anymore, like we used to most cotton, a can of spray starch is very handy to have around. It’s great for removing those stubborn wrinkles and fold marks on new fabric. They can be so hard to press out, a little starch sprayed right on those wrinkles and your steam iron takes them right out. They can be such a problem when you are trying to cut new fabric.
Jarbalo Jottings
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B4
On Mother’s Day, Pat and Jeanne Murry of Olathe had a brunch for the Murrys. Mike Murry of Beckley, W. Va., was visiting here. Others there were Tim Murry, Jean Murry, Tom and Cindy Murry. Mike also went to the 40th-year reunion of Tonganoxie High School graduates at the fairgrounds and the alumni banquet that evening.
McLouth happenings
May 21, 2008 in print edition on B4
American Legion Auxiliary Post #393 thanks all who supported their two fundraising events - the Patriots’ Day booth and the Mother’s Day Luncheon and Bake Sale. A special thank you is extended to Del Garrison for his generous donation. Funds collected from the fundraisers remain in the McLouth community and are distributed for scholarships and Girls State. The four 2008 scholarship recipients are: Samantha Farris, Washburn University; Andrew Jantz, NCK Technical College; Lee Smelser, NCK Technical College; and Britney Turner, Butler County Community College.
Memorial Day ceremonies start Sunday with military brass
12:01 a.m., May 21, 2008 Updated 10:48 a.m.
The Leavenworth National Cemetery Memorial Day Committee has been busy making preparations for this year’s Memorial Day ceremonies, which include a special, free concert and patriotic revue by “Brass in Blue,” a professional ensemble of active duty musicians stationed at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska.
Lansing Democrat to vie for Wilk’s former seat
12:01 a.m., May 21, 2008 Updated 10:46 a.m.
A Lansing Democrat has joined the field to succeed Rep. Kenny Wilk as the 42nd District state representative.
Former Tonganoxie mayor files for county commission
12:01 a.m., May 21, 2008 Updated 10:47 a.m.
Former Tonganoxie Mayor Dave Taylor isn’t done trying to serve the people of Leavenworth County.
State representative to bid for upper chamber
12:00 a.m., May 21, 2008 Updated 10:46 a.m.
State Rep. G. Thomas (Tom) Holland, D-Baldwin, officially submitted his bid for the 3rd District Kansas Senate seat, filing for the position at the Douglas County Courthouse Tuesday.
McLouth baseball loses in regional semis
May 21, 2008
After winning their first postseason game last week, the McLouth High baseball season came to an end with an 11-7 loss to Doniphan County in the regional semis.
Grad marches forward despite bout with illness
May 21, 2008
Tonganoxie High School seniors flung their mortarboards excitedly into the air Saturday, celebrating the end of their high school years as they prepare to say hello to life after THS.
McLouth reflects on school years
May 21, 2008
With purple mortarboards tossed in the air and yards of silly string flying, McLouth High School class of 2008 was officially graduated.
Farmer’s market in second weekend
May 21, 2008
The recent weather has been warm and dry, but the effects of the cold and wet weather from late winter and early spring can be seen at the Historical Farmer’s Market in Tonganoxie.
Mayor deciding vote for CR 1
May 21, 2008
It appears as though Tonganoxie will be buying a seat at the table for the future of Leavenworth County Road 1.
Springdale News
May 21, 2008
Ray, Jeanette, Luke and Emily Cole took Evelyn Schwinn to Applebee’s on May 11 for Mother’s Day.
Remember when: a community review
May 21, 2008
10 years ago: May 20, 1998; 25 years ago: May 18, 1983; 50 years ago: June 5, 1958; 75 years ago: May 11, 1933; 100 years ago: May 21, 1908
Church opens new wing
May 21, 2008
On Sunday morning the parishioners of the West Haven Baptist Church were all on board as Rev. Mike Bronson cut the ribbon officially opening up the newest wing of the church.
Extras! Extras! THS softball loses regional final on long day
May 21, 2008
The Tonganoxie High softball team couldn’t have had a much wilder end to its season Wednesday, May 14.
Setback in regional final proves how far THS baseball has come
May 21, 2008
Given their workman-like approach over the last three seasons, perhaps it was appropriate that the THS baseball team played its regional games in T-shirts.
Tonganoxie track pulls off rare feat at regional
Chieftains girls and boys win regional championships in the same year
May 21, 2008
The Chieftains haven’t seen this much talent on the track or in the field at one time in more than a quarter-century.
Tonganoxie track schedule for state meet
May 21, 2008
Tonganoxie High athletes will be busy Friday and Saturday in Wichita at the state track and field meet at Cessna Stadium.
Memorial Day options abound
12:00 a.m., May 21, 2008 Updated 10:49 a.m.
VFW Park in Tonganoxie will be the site
A tip of the hat to the THS senior class
May 21, 2008
Tonganoxie High School principal Jamie Carlisle said he was going to do a juggling act at Saturday’s commencement exercises.
Local couple to compete at rodeo
May 21, 2008
Travis and Angela McGraw practically grew up on horseback.
McLouth softball three wins away from championship
May 21, 2008
Before they were 19-0, before the season started, even before practice began, McLouth High’s softball players were thinking postseason.
Belobrajdic balls with NCAA champions
May 21, 2008
Gabe Belobrajdic was ho-humming his way through an uneventful day at Tonganoxie High when the school’s AD asked him if he wanted to play in an upcoming all-star game.