Archive for Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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THS girls set personal records, take 2nd
October 11, 2011
Tonganoxie High’s girls cross country team finished second Thursday at the Pleasant Ridge Invitational, but there was no shortage of success for the runners.
Rachford’s 1st-place finish helps THS win PRHS meet
October 11, 2011
Tonganoxie High senior cross country runner Patrick Rachford couldn’t help but remember a recent second-place finish as he ran Thursday at the Pleasant Ridge Invitational.
THS football hopes to find ‘new life’
Chieftains begin district play Friday
October 11, 2011
If the Tonganoxie High football team is in need of some good news to offset the bad that has come with five straight losses, it might have its answer in the hope provided by the start of district play.
McLouth 6-0 entering district play
October 11, 2011
In its latest blowout victory, the McLouth High football team proved its passing game could burn an opposing team that got too greedy in trying to stop the run.
Cleanup applies lessons learned; citywide event is Saturday in Tonganoxie
October 11, 2011
This year’s Tonganoxie citywide cleanup will be new and improved because of lessons learned in the first such effort, its organizer said.
Lifetime learner among 6 inductees to USD 464 Hall of Fame
October 11, 2011
In 1944, Jean Morgan decided her immediate future belonged in Tonganoxie because its bus stop offered a direct connection to Kansas City, Kan.
County Commission agenda
October 11, 2011
The remainder of this week’s Leavenworth County Commission agenda has items scheduled for Thursday at the Leavenworth County Courthouse, 300 Walnut in Leavenworth:
Ag Hall of Fame to have Halloween festivities Oct. 29
October 11, 2011
The National Agricultural Center and Hall of Fame will play host to its third annual “Trick or Treat on the Farm & Booo Barn” from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the center.
County to offer flu shots next week at middle school
October 11, 2011
The Leavenworth County Health Department is having a flu shot clinic 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at Tonganoxie Middle School, 824 Washington.
Fire department open houses scheduled for upcoming weekends
October 11, 2011
Local fire departments are having open houses th
Letter to the editor: Support for fire chief needed
October 11, 2011
The contract for Rick Huhn, chief of Leavenworth County Fire District No. 1, is up at the end of the year. It is time for his contract to be renewed, and your support is needed. Chief Huhn joined the fire department in July 1976. He was promoted through the ranks and took over as fire chief in September 1996. At the beginning of Chief Huhn’s tenure the department was a small volunteer township fire department, and under his guidance it has grown into a combination paid/volunteer fire department.
Area resident set to begin antique business Saturday
October 11, 2011
Kipp Barnett took an early retirement from his job, but he is keeping busy with a new career — one that he essentially has been working toward for 40 years.
Thrift and gift store opens in downtown Tonganoxie
October 11, 2011
Tammy Kalebaugh has a penchant for searching for bargains.
Jarbalo Jottings
October 11, 2011
Jarbalo United Methodist Women met Wednesday, Oct. 5 at the church. Eight members answered roll call and reported 48 care calls. Pastor Larry Grove gave a prayer and president, Marilyn Oxley, opened the meeting.
McLouth Happenings
October 11, 2011
Weekend guests of Bob and Alfreda Ryan were Tom Jones and son, Andrew, and Tim Jones and Melissa, of Wiggins, Colo.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
October 11, 2011
We are often asked (as we go through life) “How do you do it?” My mother had the best answer for that question, and if you give it some thought, it’s the only answer if you would have real peace of mind. Her answer was: “One day at a time.” I like to add, “Just let go and let God.” I was chatting with a very good friend the other day, who asked, “How can adults be so very unkind, selfish, uncaring? How can this world have become so warped, and twisted?”
Jefferson Co. man convicted of killing wife dies in prison
October 11, 2011
A Jefferson County man who pleaded guilty to killing his wife 27 years ago died in prison this week, according to the Kansas Department of Corrections website.
TES, TMS students run in Tonganoxie Kids Cross Country Race
October 11, 2011
More than 150 students from Tonganoxie’s elementary and middle schools spent some after school time Oct. 5 running the annual Tonganoxie Kids Cross Country Race.
An improved attack
Tonganoxie soccer scoring more often at end of regular season
October 11, 2011
There was a point earlier this season when it would take Tonganoxie High’s boys soccer team three, four, maybe five matches to score four goals. It appears those days are gone.
Kultala files for second term in state senate
October 11, 2011
Senator Kelly Kultala, D-Kansas City, today filed for a second term to the Kansas Senate’s 5th District, covering Leavenworth and Wyandotte counties. Kultala was first elected in 2008.
Chieftains beat BLHS for 3rd time in 3 days
October 11, 2011
When Tonganoxie High’s volleyball players took the court Monday evening for the finale of a home triangular, they saw some very familiar faces peering back at them through the net.