Archive for Tuesday, January 3, 2012

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Chieftain boys routed by Braves at home
11:32 p.m., January 3, 2012 Updated 02:47 p.m.
Even before Bonner Springs set foot in the Tonganoxie High gym, Chieftain coach Shawn Phillips had a bad feeling.
Yanez remains at City Hall with Bard’s medical leave
January 3, 2012
Although his contract expired Dec. 31, Mike Yanez was on the job Tuesday at Tonganoxie City Hall as city administrator.
New Year’s Sparks
Couple’s first child also Tonganoxie’s first of 2012
January 3, 2012
Sondra Sparks has 20 kindergartners in her class at Tonganoxie Elementary School. Add one more special youngster to her list of children.
Study provides first cost estimates for new police station
January 3, 2012
It will cost the city from $831,000 to nearly $1.3 million to relocate the Tonganoxie Police Station to one of three sites reviewed in a feasibility study.
Tonganoxie girls overpowered in loss to Bonner Springs
11:08 p.m., January 3, 2012 Updated 02:46 p.m.
This isn’t exactly the start to 2012 Tonganoxie girls coach Randy Kraft had in mind.
Linenberger: 12 resolutions for ‘12
January 3, 2012
The Christmas season seems to have flown by far too quickly, but I’ve conjured up the idea of living 2012 based loosely on a holiday song.
McLouth Happenings
January 3, 2012
American Legion Post No. 41 will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10, in the 4-H Building on the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie.
Jarbalo Jottings
January 3, 2012
Christine Black returned home Dec. 29 after spending two weeks in Salt Lake City visiting her son, Charles Black, and grandson Matthew Smith.
Knights of Columbus offering free-throw contest
January 3, 2012
Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus again will sponsor a youth free throw championship.
Knowledge for Life: Post-holiday financial check-up
January 3, 2012
We do a lot of overindulging during the holidays. We take an extra day off work, eat an extra piece (or two) of pie, and sometimes charge more than we can afford on our credit cards. With the holidays coming to an end, and post-holiday credit card bills rolling in, it’s time for a checkup … and time to create a plan to pay off any debt we may have incurred during the holidays. Here are some tips to rein in spending in the new year. Cut back on spending — The first step in getting out of debt is to stop borrowing. If you overspent during the holidays, you need to cut back your post-holiday spending. It may help to cut up your credit cards or lock them away in a safe place.
Springdale News
January 3, 2012
Tom and Kathy Powell had Christmas Eve with Tom’s mother, Donna Powell from Tonganoxie.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
January 3, 2012
So many AT-HOME Christmases this year, and so many HOMEMADE Christmases this year. So many: “Oh, we just stayed home this year.” As one young father said, “I’ve got to say it was a wonderful, fun Christmas.” A small child said “We sang ‘Happy Birthday Jesus.’ ”
Reflections from 1933
January 3, 2012
November is typically when we honor our fallen heroes, and others that served our county. For one family, November marks the anniversary of another type of fallen hero.
Remember When: A Community Review of Tonganoxie
January 3, 2012
Jordan D. Smith, Tonganoxie, has received the Outstanding Student Award for the fall 2001 semester at Johnson County Community College. Smith, who received a $400 cash award, was selected for his academic achievement and his service to the college and the community.
Chapter participates in volunteer projects during holiday season
January 3, 2012
Our local FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) chapter has participated in a few projects and fundraisers this holiday season.
Hollywood Casino announces Feb. 3 opening date
January 3, 2012
Hollywood Casino at Kansas Speedway announced Monday that it will open to the public on Friday, Feb. 3, pending final regulatory approvals by the State of Kansas and the Kansas Lottery.