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Archive for Thursday, May 5, 2011

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THS soccer unable to hold off Ottawa
May 5, 2011
Tonganoxie High’s girls soccer team enjoyed a one-goal lead for more than 20 minutes Thursday against Ottawa before suffering a 4-1 home loss on Senior Night.
Soldier’s widow reflects on bin Laden’s demise
May 5, 2011
Tonganoxie resident Kelly Griffiths learned of Osama bin Laden’s death via radio Monday during her morning commute to work.
History museum visitors keep traditional trade alive
May 5, 2011
As he heated iron in his portable forge Saturday, Randy Hittle explained to children watching him that blacksmithing was once a common but vital trade.
No kidding: Love of goats inspires soap making
May 5, 2011
Lana Howe’s customers have teasingly asked her in the past if she makes goats’ milk candles.
Opinion: Commending the council
May 5, 2011
Kudos to the Tonganoxie City Council for considering updates to the current Animal Control ordinance, which has not been changed since the 1990s. This window of opportunity for Tonganoxie residents is golden — but will be short-lived, as the Council votes May 9th on the proposed changes.
Letter to the editor: Service day important
May 5, 2011
It’s time for THS Community Service day today, Wednesday, May 4, a day our students and teachers look forward to.
Tonganoxie teams destined for finals in Tennessee
May 5, 2011
There were five teams in Kansas selected to participate May 24-28 in Tennessee for the Global Finals of Destination Imagination and three are from Tonganoxie
Good Shepherd thanks store volunteers with luncheon
May 5, 2011
The volunteers who make the Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank continue to operate received a big pat on the back Friday.
Moran knocks regulations in McLouth talk
May 5, 2011
In Kansas, sometimes economic development means whether your town has a grocery store.
TES third-graders get up-close look at farm life
May 5, 2011
The farm came to town Friday for Tonganoxie Elementary School third-graders. Students headed to the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds for a tour of different farm animals.
new waterline puts rural water districts in predictation
May 5, 2011
With the completion of the line supplying Tonganoxie water from the Kansas City Board of Public Utilities, the city has to decide how good a neighbor it wants to be to its former water partners.
City, veterinarian partnering on animal shelter
May 5, 2011
The city of Tonganoxie has teamed with a local veterinarian to improve care for animals.
Tonganoxie man in serious condition at area hospital after accidentally shooting himself while firing handgun in backyard
May 5, 2011
A 23-year-old rural Tonganoxie man who suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound while shooting off his handgun Wednesday night in his backyard is in serious condition at an area hospital.
Flags to be lowered to honor law officers
May 5, 2011
Gov. Sam Brownback has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Friday, May 6, in honor of the Kansas Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Day.
Tonganoxie vs. Bonner games washed out
02:06 p.m., May 5, 2011 Updated 04:46 p.m.
Once moved to avoid wet field conditions, baseball and softball games between Tonganoxie High and Bonner Springs were rained out Thursday.
New activities to be offered in Kansas Sampler Fest’s 2nd year in Leavenworth
May 5, 2011
Visitors to this weekend’s Kansas Sampler Festival in Leavenworth have the opportunity to see exhibits and try foods and beverages from across the state.
City council looks to strengthen animal control ordinance
May 5, 2011
During a discussion of a proposed update of the city’s animal control ordinance, Tonganoxie City Council members signaled a willingness for stricter rules and stiffer fines than those in a draft ordinance presented two weeks earlier.