Archive for Wednesday, September 16, 2009

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Chieftains score 4 in win
September 16, 2009
After scoring five goals combined in its first five matches, the Tonganoxie High soccer team broke into an offensive rhythm on Wednesday with a 4-1 victory over Piper.
THS volleyball goes 1-1 at De Soto
September 16, 2009
Playing for just the second time this season on Tuesday night at De Soto, the Tonganoxie High volleyball team picked up its first loss and its first road win.
Kansas senators say GITMO detainees won’t be coming to Fort Leavenworth
September 16, 2009
Sens. Roberts and Brownback said in a statement Wednesday that they now believe the detainees won’t be relocated to Fort Leavenworth, Kan., which they had vehemently opposed. They said they reached that conclusion after discussions with the administration.
Commuter Forecast for September 16, 2009
September 16, 2009
Dry conditions and sunshine return this morning. Between Lawrence and Topeka, minor delays persist.
5 questions: Protect your car
September 16, 2009
Tonganoxie police Lt. Billy Adcox discusses the increasing number of vehicle burglaries taking place in the city.
Neighbors: Judy Cox
September 16, 2009
This week’s neighbor is Judy Cox.
Check liquid assets
September 16, 2009
It’s a good thing water bottles have become ‘cool.’ It makes coping with high heat and humidity more convenient and even fashionable when bottles promote your favorite sports team or have handles or built-in straws. Water bottles are an important tool in helping to protect outdoor workers, athletes, exercise enthusiasts, older adults and children at play from summertime health risks.
Liquor vote on ballot Tuesday
September 16, 2009
There’s still time to vote in advance of Tuesday’s special election that will determine whether retail liquor sales can take place on Sundays and select holidays.
Error in school newsletter
September 16, 2009
The Tonganoxie School District had an error in its September newsletter
Extension office considers consolidation
September 16, 2009
The Leavenworth County Extension office is having a cash problem.
MHS volleyball 2-2 at tourney
September 16, 2009
The McLouth High volleyball team went 2-2 at the Nemaha Valley Tournament Saturday in Seneca.
Warriors football teams split opening-week games
September 16, 2009
The Tonganoxie Middle School football season began this past week with a win and a loss.
Neighbors: Marcie Fosdick
September 16, 2009
Marcie Fosdick is a substitute teacher, mom, wife, accountant, cook and a maid.
Remember When
September 16, 2009
10 years ago: Sept. 1, 1999: This issue of The Tonganoxie Mirror will be the last one published by Don and Mary Waterman, who have owned the newspaper since 1991. On Sept. 2, they will transfer ownership to the WorldWest Limited Liability Company. It’s a decision they hope will preserve the weekly newspaper that has reflected the community’s growth for more than 117 years.
History of ghost towns to be examined
September 16, 2009
Ghost towns will be examined and discussed at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tonganoxie Community Historical Society.
LCDC addresses concerns about budget cuts
September 16, 2009
In a tough budget year many cities in the county have scaled back money they’ve been giving to county organizations for years.
Contract decision questionable
September 16, 2009
To the editor: Leavenworth County residents should be angry and willing to speak out over the recent refusal of the Leavenworth County Extension Council Executive Board to renew the contract of Beth Hecht, Leavenworth County Extension agent.
Elementary students learn lesson in living green
September 16, 2009
If you want to know five different things you can do to reduce your carbon footprint, just ask a Tonganoxie Elementary School student.
County rejects interlocal agreement
September 16, 2009
Leavenworth County Commissioners want to say thanks, but no thanks to a new interlocal agreement proposed by the city of Tonganoxie.
Construction at U.S. 24-40 and Main still on track
September 16, 2009
Construction of widened lanes and a traffic signal at U.S. Highway 24-40 and Main is still on schedule in Tonganoxie.
Jarbalo Jottings
September 16, 2009
There will be a rummage and bake sale at Jarbalo United Church from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.
McLouth Happenings
September 16, 2009
The 65th Annual Meeting of Leavenworth-Jefferson Electric Cooperative was Wednesday at the McLouth School North Gymnasium. There were 209 LJEC members present with their families, resulting in almost 450 attendees.
Aunt Norie’s sewing room
September 16, 2009
I’ve often thought I was born at a very special time. In 1920, I was 9 when the Great Depression hit, so I remember it well. There was so much history right in the making so to speak.
Springdale news
September 16, 2009
LJ and Gertrude Chrisman and Wayne and Anabel Knapp attended the Leavenworth Jefferson Electric Cooperation event Sept. 9. It featured a dinner at the McLouth School.
Late graduation sparks school pride
September 16, 2009
Traditionally, homecoming week at Tonganoxie High School is filled with fun events that are geared to fill the students with school spirit.
Test scores improving in school district
September 16, 2009
It was a matter of testing, 1, 2, 3 at Monday’s Tonganoxie School Board meeting.
Residents applaud road work, but wanted ‘heads up’
September 16, 2009
A small group of West Second Street residents utilized the open agenda portion of Monday’s city council meeting to voice concerns about what they characterized as a lack of communication between the city and the street’s residents.