Archive for Tuesday, January 17, 2012

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Tonganoxie girls blow by Atchison in tournament opener
January 17, 2012
Despite having won their last two games, the Tonganoxie girls had struggled mightily in the post in the last week.
Chieftains outmatched by BVSW in first round
January 17, 2012
For the majority of the 2011-12 season, senior Dane Erickson and junior John Lean have been Tonganoxie’s top scoring threats. Tuesday was no exception, as the duo combined for 34 points against Blue Valley Southwest.
Montemayor: 1,000-point milestones don’t obscure twins’, Bobcats’ grand thoughts
05:17 p.m., January 17, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Toward the end of the first half of Basehor-Linwood’s boys basketball game against Pembroke Hill Monday, athletic director Joe Keeler walked over to the P.A. announcer, note card in hand.
Sales tax numbers up from 2010
January 17, 2012
Sales tax figures from 2011 indicate the recession may be loosening its grip on the local economy. Kansas Department of Revenue figures show the $667,000 the city collected in the last calendar year was 1 percent more than that distributed to the city in 2010. That made it the first year the city has collected more revenue than the previous year from its 1.75-cent sales tax since the recession started in late 2008. Still, the depth of the economic downturn can be gauged by comparing 2011’s collection with that of 2008, the only full year the city’s sale tax rate included the added 0.75 cents to pay off the swimming pool. That year, the city earned $745,000. Cities and counties collect sales taxes from retail outlets within their jurisdictions but also big-ticket items such as home appliances and vehicles bought elsewhere. The city’s downturn in sales tax revenue thus reflects consumer caution and the collapse of new home construction, which boosted sales taxes as those new homes were furnished. Leavenworth County, too, saw an increase in revenue from its 1 percent sales tax in 2011. The county collected $3.7 million from the tax, or 4.3 percent more than in 2010. That compared to the $5.5 million it collected in 2008.
Historical society meeting presentation Tuesday to focus on historic buildings
January 17, 2012
Take a new look at Kansas history through the untold stories of the states historic buildings and the intriguing people who built them.
Happy 151st birthday, Kansas
January 17, 2012
This Jan. 29, our state will be 151 years old. Kansas was admitted to the Union two and a half months before the beginning of the Civil War — one of our nation’s most terrible times.
Tonganoxie High School principal, honor rolls for 2011-12 first semester
January 17, 2012
The following are Tonganoxie High School principal’s honor roll and honor roll lists for the first semester.
KCKCC offering sign language classes
January 17, 2012
Kansas City Kansas Community College’s Leavenworth Center will offer a course in American Sign Language starting next week. The class will first meet on Monday and will run through May 7. Classes will take place at the Leavenworth County Special Education Cooperative, 210 E. Mary St. in Lansing.
Gov. Brownback to speak at LCDC annual meeting
January 17, 2012
Gov. Sam Brownback will speak in Leavenworth next week at the Leavenworth County Development Corporation’s annual meeting
McLouth Happenings
January 17, 2012
McLouth students named to the 2011 fall semester Dean’s Honor Roll at Washburn University in Topeka are: Cassidy Bristol, Marie Clark, Derrick Crouse, Carol Folks, Haley Holwick, and Corrine Hoffhines. To be named to this list, students must earn a semester grade-point average between 3.4 and 3.99 while enrolled in at least 12 credit hours.
Springdale News
January 17, 2012
Sharon Lynn and Evelyn Schwinn visited their brother Harold Steed on Jan. 5 at Golden Living in Edwardsville. Then they enjoyed lunch and shopping.
Jarbalo Jottings
January 17, 2012
David and Jane Turner and Thamar Barnett attended the funeral of Ross Hicklin on Jan. 9 in Hamilton, Mo.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
January 17, 2012
I heard the question recently: “What is a hair receiver?” I decided that just might make an interesting column.
THS graduates listed on Fort Hays State honor roll
January 17, 2012
Two Tonganoxie High School graduates were honored on the Fort Hays State University Dean’s Honor Roll for the fall 2011 semester.
Leavenworth man earns spot in construction contest
January 17, 2012
A Leavenworth man will compete next week in a construction equipment-operating contest in Las Vegas.
Remember When: A Community Review of Tonganoxie
January 17, 2012
Air Force Senior Airman Kelly L. Crouse has graduated from Airman Leadership School at Cannon Air Force Base, Clovis, N.M. The senior airman has served in the military for nine years
Local youth wrestlers enjoy weekend success
January 17, 2012
While the Tonganoxie High wrestling team was putting together a successful effort at the Bobcat Classic over the weekend, some other local grapplers were enjoying solid performances at other venues.
McLouth Invitational begins today
January 17, 2012
The 25th McLouth Invitational will officially begin today at McLouth High.