Archive for Tuesday, August 16, 2011

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Fall sports practice begins with wet Monday weather
August 16, 2011
The sky didn’t care too much Monday morning that fall sports teams at Tonganoxie High were trying to have their first preseason practices of the year.
Smith: Athletes have plenty to get excited about
August 16, 2011
Monday marked the first day of fall sports practices and the Chieftains’ boys soccer, cross country, football and volleyball teams will be plenty busy until — at least — late October.
MLS suspends Sporting KC assistant coach
August 16, 2011
Major League Soccer today suspended Sporting Kansas City assistant coach John Pascarella for three games for his comments and actions directed toward match officials during the squad’s Aug. 6 match against the Seattle Sounders.
Beef ribbon producer
Hard work ends with grand champion ribbon
August 16, 2011
Jody Baragary is no stranger to success at the beef show arena but was still surprised to take home what may be the most coveted ribbons at the Leavenworth County Fair.
USD 464 board approves budget, hires, resignations
August 16, 2011
USD 464’s 2011-12 budget has been approved.
TES, MMS don’t meet AYP
August 16, 2011
Though USD 464 met most annual yearly progress standards in its buildings, Tonganoxie Elementary School did not meet AYP standards in reading.
Resident asking for volunteers to help represent Tonganoxie at Kansas parade
August 16, 2011
The Kansas Sesquicentennial Parade is Oct. 8 in Wichita and local organizers are working to have Tonganoxie representation.
Revision of Tonganoxie’s nuisance codes scheduled for Monday’s council meeting
August 16, 2011
After months of consideration, a revision of the city’s nuisance codes that strengthens and streamlines enforcement is scheduled to be on Monday’s Tonganoxie City Council agenda.
Overall levy for city residents could increase nearly 4 mills
August 16, 2011
Although it is not yet set in stone, it appears homeowners in Tonganoxie will see about an overall 3.82 mill increase when the Leavenworth County Clerk mails tax statements in December.
Opinion: Fighting for education
August 16, 2011
As the new school year begins, Kansas teachers are once again bringing their best skills and commitment to classrooms across our state.
Westar to establish mobile offers to provide assistance to customers
August 16, 2011
Westar Energy customer advisers are setting up mobile offices in cities throughout the company’s service territory over the upcoming weeks to provide one-on-one assistance to customers.
Leavenworth Are Retired Teachers to ‘Celebrate Kansas’
August 16, 2011
Leavenworth Area Retired School Personnel will meet at 3:45 p.m. Sept. 1 at the Heritage Center, 109 Delaware St. in Leavenworth.
Girl’s first show at county fair earns purple
August 16, 2011
Abby Wood just turned 8 on Aug. 5.
Young farmers get tech lesson at fair
August 16, 2011
As he washed his hog Friday afternoon at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds for the night’s auction, 8-year-old Ben Highfill said he had a good fair.
Ag Olympics draws fair to close for many county 4-H’ers
August 16, 2011
A four-leaf clover can be a tough find at a scavenger hunt.
McLouth Happenings
August 16, 2011
Enjoy the state qualifier demolition derby, which starts at 7 p.m., Saturday at McLouth’s Threshing Bee Grounds. Classes are 80s and newer, compact and “powder puff.”
Jarbalo Jottings
August 16, 2011
Jarbalo United Methodist Women met Aug. 10 for their monthly meeting. President Marilyn Oxley opened the meeting with a prayer. Five members answered roll call and reported 33 care calls.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
August 16, 2011
There were two or three remarks (chuckles) about my word “supper” in a recent column. I remembered my thoughts on that same word as I typed that column, that word that day.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
August 16, 2011
In about two weeks, a Leavenworth contractor will begin to disassemble a 94-year-old bridge over Stranger Creek in Linwood. And it’s possible a portion of the bridge could end up in Tonganoxie. The Leavenworth County Fair Board is interested in any salvageable parts of the bridge to be used at the fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. Fair board member Jeff Dickinson had suggested the idea.
Fall 2011 Tonganoxie High sports schedule
August 16, 2011
See the schedules for Tonganoxie High’s fall sports teams.
THS fall sports parents meeting is Thursday
August 16, 2011
The Tonganoxie High athletics department will play host to a fall sports parents meeting this week.
Population changes forcing Leavenworth County Commissioners to draw new districts
August 16, 2011
Leavenworth County Commissioners on Monday began to consider how to re-draw the three commission districts to fit a county population moving southward.