Archive for Tuesday, December 27, 2011

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Couponer happy to share obsession
December 27, 2011
Like a fisherman recalling a prize catch, Desiree Leeper can recount the details of her successful couponing outings.
No’ vote No. 1 in 2011
School bond defeat readers’ pick for year’s top local story
December 27, 2011
The calendar soon will read “2012,” but before we enter the new year, here’s a look back at the top stories, as determined by Mirror online readers. Readers selected the top five stories from a list of 10 stories Mirror staff nominated. Here is a closer look at the top five stories:
Tonganoxie High graduate completes basic training
December 27, 2011
A Tonganoxie High School graduate has completed U.S. Army basic combat training.
First baby contest coming in new year to Mirror
December 27, 2011
The Mirror, along with numerous local businesses, again is sponsoring a first baby of the year contest.
THS team competes in Quest academic challenge at Washburn University
December 27, 2011
A team from Tonganoxie High was one of 52 squads that took part in the Super Saturday qualifying event of the Quest High School Academic Competition on Dec. 3 at Washburn University in Topeka.
Ladies Auxiliary biscuit and gravy breakfast Sunday
December 27, 2011
The Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271 Ladies Auxiliary’s annual New Year’s Day biscuit and gravy breakfast will be from 7 a.m. to noon, Sunday at the post, 1009 E. First St., Tonganoxie.
Multiple Monday morning accidents cause traffic delays on turnpike
December 27, 2011
Kansas Highway Patrol troopers and Leavenworth County medical crews were busy Monday morning dealing with multiple accidents on Interstate 70 east of the Tonganoxie and Eudora exit.
City street department has supplies salted away for winter
December 27, 2011
Although it may have disappointed area children, Kent Heskett was happy Tonganoxie didn’t have a white Christmas.
Local electronic recycler provides solution to Christmas gift conundrum
December 27, 2011
The downside of receiving a new laptop, cell phone, Blu-ray player or other electronic gift for Christmas is what to do with the used piece of equipment it replaced.
Schlageck: A rose by any other name
December 27, 2011
Several years ago I heard it said that garbage is the ugly side of plenty. No matter what you choose to call it — solid waste, refuse or some other more politically correct phrase — garbage remains just that, garbage.
BLHS named 2012 national blue ribbon school
December 27, 2011
Basehor-Linwood High School is one of five Kansas schools nominated by Kansas Education Commissioner Diane DeBacker for the 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools Award Program, DeBacker announced Wednesday morning.
Time capsule ideas needed for library’s endeavor
December 27, 2011
Tonganoxie Public Library is putting together a time capsule to be opened during the library’s bicentennial in 2099.
Recreation commission still accepting surveys through Jan. 6 about its offerings
December 27, 2011
The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission wants to hear from the community. The recreation commission recently released a 28-question survey, which is open to residents within the Tonganoxie school district.
State prison official speaking at county GOP town hall
December 27, 2011
The Leavenworth County Republican Party will play host to a town hall meeting from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 2, at the Lansing Community Center, 800 First Terrace, Lansing.
McLouth Happenings
December 27, 2011
Leavenworth Jefferson Electric Cooperative and the city of McLouth encourage everyone to recycle their live Christmas trees.
Springdale News
December 27, 2011
Evelyn Schwinn enjoyed lunch on Sunday, Dec. 18, with Ed, Peggy and Drew Gillaspie. They enjoyed a scenic drive after lunch.
Jarbalo Jottings
December 27, 2011
Frances Jeannin had her family Christmas dinner Saturday with 25 guests. She went to Phil and Pam Jeannin’s house in Tonganoxie for Christmas Day. On Monday she had breakfast with Kenny and Wanda Jeannin.
5 Questions: A Penny Saved…
02:53 p.m., December 27, 2011 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Now is good time to examine finances
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
December 27, 2011
We are never too old to learn. Seems to me I learn something new every day. I’ve always said that, and grew up hearing my dad say that. Yesterday again, in that very sewing machine repair shop that I mentioned in last week’s column, I learned a lot.
Remember When: A Community Review of Tonganoxie
December 27, 2011
Caption under picture: Visit Vi and Leon Cairns’ home in Basehor, where it’s Christmas 12 months a year. In 1990 the couple began collecting Christmas village pieces. Now, a room in their walkout basement is filled with scenes, which delight young and old visitors. (Story was in the paper.)
Tonganoxie City Council Dec. 27 meeting canceled
December 27, 2011
Illness prevents quorum
QB Orton not the answer in Kansas City
December 27, 2011
Funny how quick the Chiefs’ win against the mighty Packers became irrelevant, isn’t it?