Archive for Wednesday, November 4, 2009

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Who will win the Sunflower Showdown on Saturday in Manhattan?

Response Percent
Kansas
 
56%
Kansas State
 
43%
Total 30

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Pentagon correspondent: Army’s mindset, tactics ill-prepared for Iraq
November 4, 2009
When Greg Jaffe and David Cloud started to write their book “The Fourth Star: Four Generals and the Epic Struggle for the Future of the United States Army,” they set out to determine why the Iraq War was a near catastrophe.
Perot pledges $6.1 million to CGSC Foundation
November 4, 2009
The gifts will support two new initiatives at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the “Col. Arthur D. Simons Center for the Study of Interagency Cooperation” and the “Gen. Hugh Shelton Chair in Ethics.”
Tonganoxie youth footbal teams excel
November 4, 2009
Youth football teams in Tonganoxie enjoyed a great 2009 season.
Fringe benefits nice but don’t compare to making difference
November 4, 2009
Why I serve in the military is best seen from two viewpoints, “Why did I join?” and, “Why did I stay?”
Green Beret continues to give back to country
November 4, 2009
As Eudora resident Mark Johnson speaks passionately about his experiences a Special Forces Green Beret, he sits comfortably in a recliner. The comfort is not lost on him, as he spent the better part of his 20 years of service in discomfort throughout the world.
Comrades’ willingness to sacrifice provides motivation for major
November 4, 2009
It is difficult to pinpoint one prevailing reason why I serve in the military.
Choice of Army lands soldier on helicopter crew
November 4, 2009
On what seemed like an ordinary Tuesday morning Sept. 11, 2001, Jaimeson Bard was sitting in a freshman math class at Tonganoxie High School when he heard news that would change his life forever.
Love of country blossoms into marriage for couple
November 4, 2009
When you pull up to Carl and Ashley Rowland’s home, it’s clear that a patriotic couple lives inside.
Letter to the editor: Costume in poor taste
November 4, 2009
I attended the Halloween costume contest at Pastimes Bar and Grill and was disgusted with the selection of the first-place winner.
Keep your distance
November 4, 2009
Many Kansas families have been anxiously waiting this month to have their children and themselves vaccinated against the pandemic H1N1 flu virus.
Neighbors: Blake Waters
November 4, 2009
Occupation: Senior vice president, First State Bank and Trust.
Blackhawk fly-in wows Friday’s crowd
November 4, 2009
It was cold. It was windy and it was soggy.
Speed humps remind drivers to slow down
November 4, 2009
If drivers are having a difficult time remembering the areas on Shawnee and Fourth streets that are school zones, there is a new way to remind them.
Be their guest
High school students prepare for musical
November 4, 2009
Steve Harrell, speech and drama director at the Tonganoxie High School, discusses his students’ upcoming performance of Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast.”
Sours finishes camp
November 4, 2009
Pfc. Jesse T. Sours, 20, Tonganoxie, graduated from United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot in San Diego as one of 71 recruits in Training Platoon 2176.
Doctors take varying approaches to file-keeping
November 4, 2009
Two longtime family physicians allow a peek inside their clinics to see how they handle patient information.
Liquor stores report mild sales after vote
But owners expecting increased sales as people become accustomed to new city ordinance
November 4, 2009
Just a little more than a month after Tonganoxie residents voted by roughly a 2-1 margin in favor allowing the sale of retail liquor on Sundays and select holidays, city liquor store owners are reporting moderate sales, but they say the best is yet to come.
THS blood drive is Friday in high school gymnasium
November 4, 2009
Tonganoxie High School will have its fall blood drive from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday at Tonganoxie High School, 404 E. U.S. Highway 24-40.
McLouth Happenings
November 4, 2009
Bob Ryan will celebrate his 80th birthday from 2-4 p.m. Saturday at the McLouth Community Center. Everybody is invited.
Jarbalo Jottings
November 4, 2009
There will be a benefit concert for David Foster, who has cancer, at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.
Benefit concert, chili supper is Sunday at fairgrounds
November 4, 2009
A benefit concert and chili supper for Jarbalo resident David Foster, who recently was diagnosed with liver cancer, will start at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, 405 W. Fourth St. in Tonganoxie.
McLouth Veterans Day assembly is Tuesday at MHS
November 4, 2009
McLouth High School will have its annual Veterans Day assembly at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.
Master sergeant who cared for Hussein to have book signing in Tonganoxie
November 4, 2009
In honor of Veterans Day, Master Sgt. Robert Ellis will be signing copies of his book “Caring for Victor: A U.S. Army Nurse and Saddam Hussein” from 10 a.m. to noon at the Tonganoxie VFW, 910 E. First St. in Tonganoxie. Master sergeant who cared for Hussein to have book signing in Tonganoxie
Fundraiser for 2-year-old will be Nov. 14
November 4, 2009
A fundraiser for the family of Brooklyn Sickman will take place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14 at Tonganoxie Middle School.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
November 4, 2009
Memories, oh yes, memories. Our lives are full of them. Right now I can go back in my mind oh so swiftly to that giant oak tree: two giant limbs reaching out, even on opposite sides of the tree.
Springdale News
November 4, 2009
Herbert and Genevieve and Evelyn Schwinn went to Gardner on Friday, Oct. 23 where they enjoyed a brother’s and sister’s lunch at Bob and Dee’s Restaurant.
Remember When: A community review
November 4, 2009
This may be the first year that Bob and Beverly Phillips have invited the public to a pumpkin patch at their rural Lawrence home, but chances are, it won’t be the last.
Despite clashes, son followed father into service
November 4, 2009
Part of the tension developed over the political landscape that separated the generations in the Vietnam era. Jim Martino remembers a heated argument with this father after the Kent State anti-war demonstrations that left four students of that university dead.
Saltwater in veins of Navy veteran from Pomona
November 4, 2009
When Jack Richtor turned 17 in 1953 during his junior year of high school, he convinced his father to grant parental consent, dropped out of school and left his home in Oregon to join the Navy.
Hawaii offered no paradise for medic during WWII
November 4, 2009
Now retired and serving as a third-year trustee in the Basehor Veterans of Foreign Wars, Wilbur Grisham looks back on his days in World War II and considers them insignificant in comparison to those of other men who fought in that war.
‘Bag Lady’ crochets tote bags out of used plastic
November 4, 2009
Karen Parrett is taking used plastic bags and turning them into — plastic bags.
CR1 development topic for officials, local owners
November 4, 2009
County Road 1 has been opened and by the end of the year Leavenworth County will have its first interchange to a U.S. interstate.