Archive for Tuesday, September 11, 2012

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Chieftain soccer rolls by Turner at home
September 11, 2012
Another day, another win for the Tonganoxie High soccer team.
THS volleyball swept at Basehor-Linwood
September 11, 2012
Tonganoxie’s first Kaw Valley League road match didn’t go exactly as the Chieftains would have liked, as they fell at Basehor-Linwood in straight sets, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-22.
In step with neighboring communities?
Setting worker wages a balancing act for cities
September 11, 2012
This year, the average police officer in Shawnee takes home an hourly wage of about $23.59, a rate equal to about $49,000 per year, not including overtime. Across the Kansas River in Basehor, the average officer earns about $16.76 per hour, equivalent to just under $35,000 per year.
Candidate forum series begins Wednesday in Leavenworth
September 11, 2012
A series of candidate forums kicks off at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Leavenworth City Hall, 100 N. Fifth St. in Leavenworth.
McLouth Threshing Bee marking 55th anniversary
September 11, 2012
The McLouth Threshing Bee will be celebrating 55 years when the annual event starts Friday.
USD 464 looking at traffic issues
September 11, 2012
USD 464 is working with city officials to address traffic safety issues near Tonganoxie Middle School.
Council remembers 9/11
September 11, 2012
Tonganoxie City Council members recalled Monday where they were when the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, occurred.
Food safety: myths, facts
September 11, 2012
Over the years we have all heard advice related to food safety, some of which rings true, while other guidance is just plain wrong. September is National Food Safety Education month, which is a good time to review myths and facts regarding safe food handling.
Schlageck: Moderation and variety
September 11, 2012
The key to a healthy diet today is to eat a variety of foods, including grains, milk, vegetables, meat and fruits — all in moderation. Each of us needs to make smart choices about when we eat and how much.
Nearly 850 grandparents come to Tonganoxie for yearly tradition
September 11, 2012
Trudy Reiss attended her eighth consecutive Grandparents Day on Friday after a lengthy jaunt from southwest Kansas.
Schwinn family reunion set for Sept. 30 in Leavenworth
September 11, 2012
The 11th reunion of the Schwinn descendants will start at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Schwinn Produce Farm Event Barn, 17624 Santa Fe Trail, Leavenworth.
Remember When: A Community Review
September 11, 2012
Granite boulder a fixture in McLouth: (Caption under picture.) This granite boulder sits on Granite Street in McLouth. Nearly a century ago, residents tried — but failed — to remove it. Now residents of the town simply drive around it. (The article said that for newcomers, the rock, which is at least the size of the top half of a Volkswagon beetle, may come as a surprise.)
Springdale News
September 11, 2012
Ed and Peggy Gillaspie left Thursday, Aug. 30, for Branson, Mo., for the Southern Gospel Fest. They returned home Monday, Sept. 3.
Jarbalo Jottings
September 11, 2012
There will be a rummage and bake sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Jarbalo United Methodist Church.
Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room
September 11, 2012
It’s finally raining after our longest, hottest summer in years and years. The hottest over the whole of these United States, record breaking, triple digits, too much, too long, to be soon forgotten.
McLouth Happenings
September 11, 2012
The annual benefit tractor ride for the Jefferson County Historical Society and the Jefferson County 4-H scholarship fund will be Friday, Sept. 14. Antique and classic tractors of all makes and models will line up and parade approximately 30 miles through northeast Kansas. 
Republican Women’s Club to have meeting Monday
September 11, 2012
The Leavenworth County Republican Women’s Club will hold a luncheon program at 11:30 a.m. on Monday at the Heritage Center in Leavenworth, 109 Delaware St.
Cemetery stroll will be Sept. 22 at Hubbel Hill
September 11, 2012
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will present “Stroll into the P.A.S.T.” at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Hubbel Hill Cemetery.
Five questions: Health reform FAQ
11:42 a.m., September 11, 2012 Updated 12:00 a.m.
Sandy Praeger, Kansas Commissioner of Insurance, recently issued frequently asked questions regarding the Affordable Care Act, the national health reform law passed in 2010.
Man sentenced to 15 years in McLouth student’s death
September 11, 2012
A hotel security guard who fatally wounded a McLouth High School student on a Spanish Club trip to Costa Rica has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.