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Remember When: A Community Review for Dec. 19, 2018
December 20, 2018
Around 120 people attended three performances at the Leavenworth County Courthouse during Friday’s Christmas Open House. County employees and residents took on historical roles to teach guests about the county’s history. Historical figures included Carrie Hall, a Leavenworth seamstress, a 1950-60 prison guard at the Kansas State Penitentiary, and Mother Xavier Ross, founder of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth. Leavenworth County 4-H Junior Leaders president, Nicki Gee, helped club leaders Michelle McIntyre and Karen Grammer transfer cookies from a pan to a container. Every year, the Junior Leaders bake cookies to give to families in need during the holiday season. On Monday, the group sent off 1,233 cookies to the Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Pantry in Tonganoxie to distribute.
Tonganoxie wrestling takes 5th at home dual invitational
December 20, 2018
Tonganoxie High placed fifth at its home dual tournament Saturday at the THS gymnasium. The Chieftains defeated Louisburg, 42-23, in the fifth-place match. Shawnee Heights won the tournament with a 63-15 victory in the championship dual. Lansing outlasted Frontenac, 39-25, for third and Independence doubled up Atchison, 54-27, in the seventh-place dual.
Letters to Santa: Christmas 2018
December 20, 2018
Editor’s note: Tonganoxie youths sent letters to the North Pole. The Mirror intercepted a few of those letters at the Post Office before the postal service sent them on to Santa Claus. Here are a few of those letters:
Tonganoxie High debate headed to state after taking 3rd at 4A regional
December 20, 2018
Tonganoxie High School once again will be represented at the state debate championships. The THS four-speaker debate team placed third Saturday at the Class 4A Piper Regional in Kansas City, Kan. The top four teams from each regional advance to state. Piper went 9-1 and won the regional, while Bishop Miege took second with an 8-2 record. Tonganoxie also took third with an 8-2 record, 23 ballots and 158 points. Miege had 24 ballots and 167 points. Paola took the final state qualifying spot with a fourth-place finish and a 7-3 record. The state championships will take place in January.