Archive for Tuesday, January 10, 2012

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Tonganoxie girls cruise past Turner for first win of 2012
January 10, 2012
After committing 16 turnovers in the first half of Friday’s loss at Mill Valley, the Tonganoxie girls knew where improvement was needed. Against Turner on Tuesday night, the Chieftains took a step in the right direction.
Chieftains survive late rally, defeat Turner at home
January 10, 2012
Before Tonganoxie’s Tuesday night meeting with Turner ever began, Shawn Phillips knew the Chieftains were in for a dogfight.
Counselor’s golden retrievers help keep things calm at TES
January 10, 2012
Joseph Wenger remembers his biggest surprise his first day as a transfer kindergarten student to Tonganoxie Elementary School.
Tonganoxie City Hall void filled
January 10, 2012
The Tonganoxie City Council agreed Monday to fill a void in City Hall with an agreement to keep Mike Yanez on as city administrator until his replacement starts this spring.
Free-throw contest Jan. 21
January 10, 2012
The Tonganoxie Knights of Columbus again are sponsoring a youth free throw championship.
Sacred Heart Church bingo fundraiser is Saturday
January 10, 2012
Sacred Heart Catholic Church’s 11th annual bingo fundraiser will begin with food service starting at 5:45 p.m. Saturday at the parish center, 1100 West St. Bingo starts at 7 p.m. Blackout game begins at 9:45 p.m.
Manna From Heaven to open pantry Saturday
January 10, 2012
The Manna From Heaven Food Pantry will be open 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday at the C&B Pentecostal Temple Church, 119 Sixth St. in Tonganoxie.
FCCLA to have Soup-er Bowl party Jan. 20 at TMS
January 10, 2012
The Tonganoxie Middle School Family, Community and Career Leaders of America and Student Council are having a Soup-er Bowl party for fifth- through eighth-graders from 3:10-4:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at TMS. Students are to bring food or money to donate to the Student Assistance Program.
Chamber sponsoring poker tourney Friday at T-Town
January 10, 2012
The Tonganoxie Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Texas Hold ’em poker tournament at 7 p.m. Friday at T-Town Bar and Grill, 630 E. Fourth St. in downtown Tonganoxie.
Leavenworth man pleads guilty in gun theft case
January 10, 2012
A Leavenworth man has pleaded guilty to stealing 15 shotguns, rifles and pistols from a Jefferson County gun store, while a Tonganoxie man awaits trial, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said Wednesday.
Tonganoxie USD 464 Board hears case for new buses
January 10, 2012
USD 464 transportation director Melissa Ostermeyer told the Tonganoxie school board about the department’s many accomplishments in 2011 during Monday’s board meeting. And then she wanted to discuss a “wish list.”
Mirror has new obituaries policy
January 10, 2012
Though this week’s edition of The Mirror does not contain any obituaries, you may notice that future obituaries will look a bit different than usual. That’s because The Mirror has a new policy for obituaries.
Comment: Moderation and balance
January 10, 2012
It’s the new year and like so many, I have vowed to shed those extra pounds. Losing weight is no easy task. Expectations often exceed the will to lose the weight gradually during an extended period of time.
Letters to the editor: Family FCCLA’s ‘central focus’; Thrift store’s success possible through generous support
January 10, 2012
This year, the Tonganoxie Middle School Family, Career and Community Leaders of America started a student assistance program to help middle school students.
Tonganoxie City Council split on how to move forward on new police headquarters
January 10, 2012
After a long debate, the Tonganoxie City Council agreed Monday to request city financial adviser Tom Kaleko attend its Jan. 23 meeting to explain the consequences of added debt for a new police station and financing options for the facility.
Chance to meet president nothing new for Tonganoxie superintendent
January 10, 2012
Randy Weseman had the opportunity to meet or shake hands with many legislators and other political figures during his time as superintendent of Lawrence Public Schools.
Jalapenos to open next week
January 10, 2012
Tonganoxie Mexican food lovers will have to wait a bit longer before sampling the offerings at a new city restaurant.
Ordinance disposals at fort heard in Tonganoxie
January 10, 2012
The disposal of obsolete ordnance from Fort Leavenworth was the source of explosions heard at about 5 p.m. Thursday in the Tonganoxie area.
Springdale News
January 10, 2012
Peggy Gillaspie and Evelyn Schwinnn went to Gardner Dec. 30 to visit Mary Barbara Aller. They enjoyed lunch at Ryan’s in Olathe. The weather was wonderful.
Jarbalo Jottings
January 10, 2012
Orville Oelschlaeger returned home Tuesday after being in the rehabilitation unit of Lawrence Memorial Hospital for several weeks. Saturday, some of the family gathered to build a ramp.
McLouth Happenings
January 10, 2012
Alfreda Ryan was honored with a surprise 80th birthday dinner Jan. 2 at Elle’s Diner in Tonganoxie.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
January 10, 2012
I saw two old gentlemen sitting on a park bench along the side of the square. Oh, my, this was so many years ago.
Republican women gather groceries for needy at Christmas party
January 10, 2012
The Leavenworth County Republican Women met at the Byron H. Mehl American Legion Post No. 23 Hall on Dec.12 for their annual Christmas party. Members and associate members each showed up with a sack of groceries to share with the less fortunate in the county along with a covered dish to share with their fellow members.
Remember When: A Community Review of Tonganoxie
January 10, 2012
Military career spans 26 years….1970 THS graduate retires from Air National Guard….It took Jim Williams a couple of times to finally decide to enlist in the Air Force, but when he did, he never thought he’d still be in the military 26 years later. After 26 years in the Air Force and the Air National Guard, Senior Master Sergeant Williams retired in November from the 190th Air Refueling Wing at Forbes Field, Topeka.
5 Questions: Peaceful Rest
11:21 a.m., January 10, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Sleep disorders can lead to serious problems
New plan for Basehor Wolf Creek area calls for office buildings in place of more retail
09:57 a.m., January 10, 2012 Updated 03:12 p.m.
Basehor’s Wolf Creek area, once envisioned as a retail center, may have a different future, and a different name, if a development group’s plans come to fruition.
Tonganoxie City Council fills void in City Hall
January 10, 2012
Mike Yanez, city council agreed to month-by-month contractual agreement for interim city administrator services