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Tonganoxie soccer wins playoff opener, 3-0
08:13 p.m., October 25, 2011 Updated 10:00 a.m.
The Chieftains beat De Soto, 3-0, at home in the first round of the Class 4-1A Northeast Regional 3 playoffs.
Scarecrows cropping up Friday for Tonganoxie Spooktacular
October 25, 2011
Blackbirds beware: Scarecrows will be in full force Friday night in downtown Tonganoxie.
FCCLA collecting food items today at B&J Country Mart
October 25, 2011
Tonganoxie Family, Career and Community Leaders of America members have been collecting non-perishable food items this month for the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Pantry.
Blood drive is Friday at THS
October 25, 2011
The Tonganoxie High School Student Council will be playing host to a Community Blood Center blood drive from 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Friday in the Tonganoxie High School east gymnasium. Walk-ins are welcome and will be served first over student appointments.
Man hurt in rollover wreck released from KU Hospital
October 25, 2011
A 19-year-old Kansas City, Kan., man was taken to an area hospital following a Friday rollover accident south of Tonganoxie in which he was ejected from the vehicle.
Chamber coffee Nov. 3
October 25, 2011
There will be a Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce meeting 9 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 3 at the office space next to the chamber office.
Masonic Lodge turkey dinner is Sunday at lodge
October 25, 2011
Henri Lodge No. 190 will have its annual turkey dinner 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday at the lodge, 311 S. Delaware St.
Kansas Country South grand opening set for Saturday
October 25, 2011
Kansas Country South will have a grand opening at 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at 1203 U.S. Highway 24-40.
Letter to the editor: Asset to Tonganoxie
October 25, 2011
We are lucky to have Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Pantry. For 25 years, the shop has worked to give aid to needy families. About 80 volunteers give their time and effort to keep the shop running.
Opinion: Fighting breast cancer
October 25, 2011
More than 25 years ago, the month of October was designated as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to remind women throughout our country to take charge of their health. Since the first awareness campaign was launched, significant progress has been made in the fight against breast cancer.
City Council wants outside firm to lead administrator search
October 25, 2011
A 90-minute work session Monday devoted to the search for a city administrator and further discussion on the topic at the Tonganoxie City Council’s regular council meeting produced limited progress.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
October 25, 2011
Oh, come on now, of course you can make a shirt for the boys or your “hubby,” your “sweetie,”
Report of jumper from 24-40 bridge turns out to be false
October 25, 2011
Local officers were dispatched about noon Monday after a report of a man jumping from the U.S. Highway 24-40 bridge over County Road 5, but it turned out to be a misunderstanding.
Jarbalo Jottings
October 25, 2011
David and Jane Turner attended the International Federation of Leather Guilds’ annual show Oct. 14-16 in Albuquerque, N.M. They spent two more days in New Mexico’s largest city and then stayed two days in Santa Fe. They returned home Friday evening after stopping in Emporia for a visit and dinner with Kathy Stimac and Terry Drennon.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
October 25, 2011
By Billie Aye 10 years ago: Oct. 10, 2001 Deaths: Joe F. Jenkins, Sr., age 88, Linwood, died Oct. 6, 2001; Alberta Jean Riddle, age 62, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 8, 2001; Francis E. “Butch” Uhlrich, age 58, Greenwood, Mo., died Oct. 4, 2001; Mary Ussery, age 72, Everest, died Oct. 6, 2001. Ernie Morrow takes rooftop gardening to new heights. Morrow, a horticulturist who lives in Tonganoxie, spends his workdays tending what must be the largest rooftop garden in the Kansas City area — the roof above the Crown Center parking garage. Drivers maneuvering their way into the parking garage entrance of the Crown Center shops may notice trees growing overhead. But chances are they might think the garage is cut into a hillside and that the trees are a natural part of the landscape (Mr. Morrow had tended the garden for twelve years. It was a private gated garden created for residents of an upscale apartment building to the west and a luxury condominium to the east.). Teri Brittingham and Tonya Ketchem, both of whom work in the Leavenworth Social and Rehabilitation Services office, have been honored for their length of service with the state. McLouth Church of the Nazarene started meeting in its new church home on Sept. 16. 25 years ago: Oct. 8, 1986 Mr. and Mrs. Arthur W. Wiley, Leavenworth, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 12, 1986. No formal celebration is planned due to illness; however, a family dinner will be held. Births: Lawrence and Connie Torneden, a son, James Milton, born Sept. 11, 1986; Springdale: Gary and Marcia Zimmerman of Holton, a son, Cody Morgan, Sept. 14, 1986. Death: Ida Imogene Brinkman, 89, Lawrence, died Oct. 3, 1986. Mr. Charles “Ed” Hunter and his wife, Dorothy Hunter, attended the second reunion of the members of the 31st Army Division that served during World War ll, which was held last month at Sugar Lake near Atchison. These men spent about 37 months together in the same company going through maneuvers in Louisiana and Virginia before being shipped out in March 1944 to New Guinea. The war took them on to Morati Island in the Philippines. (Caption under picture.) This Texas Star quilt, being held by Norma Breshears and Aiko Gouge, is on display at Zoellners. Made by the women of the United Methodist Church, it will be given away at the Annual Dinner and Bazaar, Oct. 15. 50 years ago: Oct. 26, 1961 Deaths: Ednah Gertrude Hickman, daughter of William Franklin and Asenath Wrigley Norton, was born in Geary County, Kansas, March 19, 1893, and died Oct. 18, 1961. Mrs. Hickman spent the major portion of her life in Junction City; Mrs. Mattie Pinken Buffington, Tonganoxie, died Oct. 19, 1961, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Kolkmann, in Kansas City, Mo. Mrs. Buffington was 70 years of age. Jarbalo Community: Mrs. Olive Opliger received word Monday of the death of W.O. Gibbon, age 76. Funeral and burial was in Howard, Kan. Reno Community News: Reno people were shocked and saddened by the sudden passing of Mrs. Floyd Channel Monday evening, October 16, 1961. The Friendship Valley Get-Together Club met Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the home of Virginia Mills for an all-day meeting. The day was spent tacking and binding a quilt for the club. 75 years ago: Oct. 1, 1936 Tonga’s orphan bridge is undergoing renovation and is all spread out like the family attic in housecleaning time. Hiram and Miss Nettie Haworth received word Monday that their brother, Ely Haworth, had died Sept. 17, after a short illness, following a paralytic stroke. He was 72 years of age at the time of his death. Mrs. J.A. Keller, age 61, died at her home 7 miles northwest of Tonganoxie, Wednesday at 6 p.m. Jarbalo News: Mrs. I.N. Ecton is the proud grandmother of Barbara Ann, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kraxner, Kansas City. She was born Sept. 22, 1936. From ‘It Happened in Kansas’ by F. A. Cooper: What became of the Plains heroes? Kit Carson, scout, fur trader, pioneer and brigadier general, greatest of the plainsmen, BUT, he died penniless and alone. Strangely enough he died helping his enemies, the Indians. While accompanying a delegation of Utes to Washington he became ill and returned to Ft. Lyon, Colo., where he died May 23, 1860. … Oil is not a modern discovery! It was known to the Indians of Kansas many years before its discovery by white men. Beaver Springs in Miami County was the first spring in Kansas showing crude oil on its surface … Indians camped here to gather oil by placing their blankets on the surface and in a few hours wringing them out to secure the refined oil. They used the oil for medicinal purposes. And: While walking in the country near Hoisington, Rosie Rowe (now Mrs. H. Arnold) was caught in a tornado. She clung to a barbed wire fence to keep from blowing away and her long hair became so entangled in the fence that it was necessary to cut it off to free her. 100 years ago: Oct. 12, 1911 An Old Soldier Dead: Jerry McCarthy, an old resident of Leavenworth County, died at the home of Mike Callahan, 5 miles east of here, last Thursday. Jerry McCarthy was born in Ireland about 75 years ago and came to this country before the war, settling in Leavenworth. Last summer he was allowed a pension of $20 a month. Births: Mr. and Mrs. Tom Gallagher, Jr., a son; Mr. and Mrs. John Caldwell, Jr., a son. Mrs. Charlotte Holliday, living 5 miles west, died last Saturday of apoplexy at her home. She was in her 68th year. Miss Florence Watson, aged 24 years, died at the home of her half-brother Sam Clements 4 miles east of Jarbalo Tuesday evening of Bright’s disease. Elizabeth Catherine Howard, living with her grandson on Sam Ward’s place east of town, died yesterday morning. Miss Olive Skeet, age 24, died Thursday. She was a stenographer in Kansas City, Missouri. The boys who left about two weeks ago with three horses and their baggage came back in about a week. The boys have perhaps become greatly impressed with that old melody “Home Sweet Home.” F.M. Jacobs, one of the aeronauts who made the balloon race out of Kansas City, has been building an aeroplane for some time in Atchison. Will Leighty, formerly of Tonganoxie, is doing most of the engineering work on the aerial flyer.
Chieftains battle, but fall to De Soto in semifinal
October 25, 2011
They might have come up short of making it to a sub-state final, but Tonganoxie High’s volleyball players and coaches didn’t consider Saturday’s semifinal loss to De Soto a failure.
Bulldogs suffer 1st loss of year vs. Rossville
October 25, 2011
McLouth couldn’t recover after a key third-quarter turnover and eventually fell, 43-6, at home against Rossville.
Unfinished business
THS boys cross country headed back to state
October 25, 2011
The Tonganoxie High boys cross country team accomplished one of its season goals Saturday, qualifying for the Class 4A state meet, but head coach Phil Williams knows there’s still more work to be done.