Archive for Wednesday, August 24, 2011

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Showcasing the successes of this year’s Leavenworth County Fair
August 24, 2011
Mother Nature cooperated for the most part during this year’s Leavenworth County Fair. Mid-August in Kansas normally isn’t the most pleasant, but overall mild temperatures greeted large crowds at this year’s fair.
Opinion: Exploring education options
August 24, 2011
According to the U.S. Department of Education, only a third of Kansas students are proficient in reading and roughly one out of four are functionally illiterate. You might expect that education officials would welcome an opportunity to examine what other states are doing to address these unacceptably low achievement levels, but sadly they refuse to even have a discussion.
Tonganoxie community calendar
August 24, 2011
Events Aug. 24 through Sept. 1
Three-day powwow starts Friday in Tonganoxie
August 24, 2011
Event at Leavenworth County Fairgrounds
Building on national register
August 24, 2011
A Leavenworth school is one of four structures added to the National Register of Historic Places, the Kansas Historical Society announced this past week.
Volunteer members wanted for USM community band
August 24, 2011
The University of Saint Mary Community Band will kick off its new season of rehearsals at 6 p.m. Monday at the Walnut Room on the second floor of Mead Hall on USM’s Leavenworth campus, 4100 South Fourth St.
CASA in search of volunteer advocates in Leavenworth County
August 24, 2011
The First Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocate Association is currently accepting applications for volunteer training to take place in October.
Swing your partner: One of area’s largest square dance clubs calls Shawnee home
August 24, 2011
When the fiddle’s flying, the caller’s yodeling and a sea of smiling people is spinning around you like cake batter in a mixing bowl, there’s little room for thoughts outside your square.
Giving voice to the silent city on the hill
August 24, 2011
Volunteers assume roles of Tonganoxie’s deceased residents for September cemetery stroll event