Archive for Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Chieftains start hot, cruise past Mavericks at home
11:11 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 11:11 p.m.
Over the last two weeks, the Chieftain boys basketball team showed it was capable of winning close games. Tuesday’s home date against Metro Christian Academy provided a change of pace.
Tonganoxie girls survive scare, down Metro Christian for third straight win
11:09 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 11:09 p.m.
After watching a 16-point lead dwindle to four in less than two minutes, the Tonganoxie girls basketball team was in need of a boost.
Recall election for Basehor City Council members set for Feb. 28; mayor’s election hinges on judge’s decision
06:22 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 04:50 p.m.
Basehor residents will vote in February on whether to remove up to half of the city’s elected officials from office.
Schmidt: Caution with gift cards
December 20, 2011
With Christmas just a few days away, many of us will be searching for that perfect last-minute gift. For some of those hard-to-buy-for people on our lists, gift cards can seem like the perfect solution.
Linenberger: Drop the phone
December 20, 2011
There’s an entertaining photo that’s been circulating through Facebook of a family Christmas card.
Leadership qualities earn young firefighter annual honor
02:45 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 02:45 p.m.
Chris McClendon views his work as a volunteer for two local fire departments as more than another part-time job.
Teenagers warn adults of buying minors alcohol
02:41 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 02:41 p.m.
As a junior at Tonganoxie High School, Molly Welsh has heard of parties where alcohol would be available for minors.
Methodist minister makes return to hometown
02:37 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 02:37 p.m.
Rev. Jeff Clinger’s newest congregation provided a homecoming of sorts.
Drop the phone
02:31 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 02:31 p.m.
There’s an entertaining photo that’s been circulating through Facebook of a family Christmas card.
Recipe For Safety: Keep an eye on kids in the kitchen
02:30 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Cherie Sage, state director for Safe Kids Kansas, urges parents and other caregivers to be careful in the kitchen this holiday season when children are around.
Caution with gift cards
02:28 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 02:28 p.m.
With Christmas just a few days away, many of us will be searching for that perfect last-minute gift. For some of those hard-to-buy-for people on our lists, gift cards can seem like the perfect solution.
Letters to Santa
02:25 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 02:25 p.m.
Editor’s note: Before letters were sent to the North Pole from the Tonganoxie Post Office, The Mirror intercepted them. Here are the letters:
McLouth Happenings
02:16 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 02:16 p.m.
McLouth Public Library offers two free winter break activities for the kids: Make free holiday crafts at “Kids’ Craft Day” from 2-4 p.m. today, and have free popcorn and a drink while enjoying the movie “The Search For Santa Paws” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28. Questions? Please call (913) 796-2225.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
02:12 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 02:12 p.m.
Christmas, that “Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” is here once again. My, how fast time does fly. I had to give up “keeping up” several years ago.
Volunteers essential to fire department
02:07 p.m., December 20, 2011 Updated 02:07 p.m.
When talking with potential recruits, Tonganoxie Fire Chief Dave Bennett doesn’t soft-pedal the commitment required to be a volunteer/part-time firefighter.