Archive for Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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Planning commission would like to expand Tonganoxie trail offerings
March 3, 2010
Recreationalists throughout Tonganoxie won’t be limited to the small trails that currently wind throughout Chieftain and the VFW Park if the city’s planning commission has its way.
Commuter Forecast for March 3, 2010
March 3, 2010
The Wednesday commute could include patchy fog and normal traffic along Interstate 70.
Census Bureau center available through mid-April
12:00 a.m., March 3, 2010 Updated 04:49 p.m.
The U.S. Census Bureau will have a questionnaire assistance center set up from March through mid-April at Tonganoxie City Council Chambers.
Downtown gears up for St. Patrick’s Day
March 3, 2010
Irish eyes likely will be grinning a bit longer this year for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in downtown Tonganoxie.
Basehor grocery closing causes uncertainties for city
March 3, 2010
The closing of Basehor’s Wolf Creek Parkway grocery store has created several uncertainties for the city.
Airport debate goes to voters
March 3, 2010
The Leavenworth County Commission plans to put a question about a possible regional airport for the county on the November ballot.
Science Olympiad heading to state meet
March 3, 2010
Tonganoxie Middle School students finished seventh overall at the Science Olympiad Northeast Kansas Regional Tournament on Saturday at Johnson County Community College.
Weather watch
Severe weather week stresses preparedness
March 3, 2010
Severe weather awareness week is a week chosen to educate people about the hazards and dangers of severe weather, giving them an opportunity to develop safety plans and practice severe weather drills.
THS crooners set to sing in KCK
March 3, 2010
High school students from Turner, Tonganoxie, J.C. Harmon and Sumner Academy will join Kansas City Kansas Community College choirs in performing Faure’s “Requiem” at 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick’s Church, 94th and State Avenue.
Tonganoxie library plans March reading project
March 3, 2010
The Tonganoxie Public Library is playing host to its annual community reading project. This year’s title is “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum.
Jarbalo Jottings
March 3, 2010
A message from Bid Sheppard: It has meant so much to be remembered by friends, neighbors and family with calls, cards and visits. At 98, one needs all the help one can get. I love you, Bid.
Springdale news
March 3, 2010
Sharon Lynn and Evelyn Schwinn enjoyed a sister day on Thursday, Feb. 18, with lunch at Applebee’s and shopping. Their brother Harold Steed had surgery recently at Providence Hospital and at this time is back at Golden Living in Edwardsville.
Remember When
March 3, 2010
10 years ago: Feb. 16, 2000: (Caption under picture) Angel, a 4-year-old Arabian, pulls John Smith in an antique Hercules brand doctor’s buggy. They make the rounds north of Tonganoxie several times a week. Death: Mrs. Wilma Grace Mills, 76, McLouth, died Feb. 13, 2000.
Registration forms for annual parade due soon
March 3, 2010
Want to be part of the 22nd annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade?
After-prom dodgeball tourney is this weekend
March 3, 2010
Tonganoxie After-Prom, a project that provides students a safe, secure environment to further enjoy their prom night, will be playing host to two dodgeball tournaments Saturday and Sunday to raise money for the After-Prom party.
Second legislative update set for Friday in Leavenworth
March 3, 2010
The second of three Legislative Updates will take place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Carnegie Arts Center, 601 S. Fifth St., Leavenworth. To register for the session, call the Leavenworth-Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce at (913) 682-4112 or by email: Linda@LLChamber.com.
Letter: Smoking ban not right
March 3, 2010
To the editor: The statewide ban on smoking in public places makes me very angry because it’s my health, not anyone else’s. I am a courtesy smoker and I abide by the laws. However, I’m fed up with everyone blaming health problems on smoking. Guess what? We are all going to die someday from something.
State revenues again don’t live up to expectations
March 3, 2010
The news just keeps getting worse when it comes to the state’s budget situation. Last Friday we learned tax revenues for February were 27 percent lower than expected — about $71 million. This marks the third month in a row of lower than expected receipts. This news really throws the budget process under way at the Statehouse into chaos.
Aunt Norie’s sewing room
March 3, 2010
Any hometown weekly newspaper goes so far and wide, and is waited for and enjoyed. Our Mirror has a wonderful feature: “Remember When,” by Billie Aye.
FHSU releases list
March 3, 2010
Students from Leavenworth County were among 870 named to the fall 2009 dean’s list at Fort Hays State University.
Students hope to get ‘MADE
MTV searches for high-schoolers with big aspirations of self improvement
March 3, 2010
The halls of Tonganoxie High School were filled with weight-lifters, figure skaters, hip-hop dancers and boxers Thursday.
Poet’s Corner
March 3, 2010
This week’s poet is Laurence M. Hill.
Habitat for Humanity kicks off next week in county
March 3, 2010
The kick-off of Heartland Habitat for Humanity’s latest project in Leavenworth County will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 11, at the Heritage Center, 109 Delaware in Leavenworth.