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Remember When: A Community Review for Jan. 23, 2019
January 23, 2019
Dorothy Dunlap was named Chamber of Commerce Citizen of the Year. She has been an umpire for 35 years, most of that in Tonganoxie and one year in Eudora, “because they needed someone doing it,” Dunlap said. She has also umpired in Basehor and “different places” in the area. “I played ball when I was younger,” she said. “And I like doing things with kids.” Dunlap has also volunteered in the Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank for about five years. She is the shop’s treasurer and volunteers as manager on Saturdays. Half a century ago, Tonganoxie High principal and basketball coach Tom Beatty decided to start up a holiday tournament in town. A 1959 senior for THS, Kenny Hardy, played that first year. “What I really enjoyed was Coach Beatty,” Hardy said. “You could come in from halftime…you could be behind and down, and he could just say a few words and you’d just feel like tearing everything apart. You’d kill yourself for him if you could. He just had a way with players.” Pieces of hardwood from the former Tonganoxie High gym floor will be on sale this week at the Tonganoxie Invitational. The nine-inch long planks include the school’s “T” logo and the years for the gym, 1964-2000. They will be sold for $15 a piece.
Leavenworth County Commission race now at 3; filing deadline for independents is Friday
January 23, 2019
The field is much clearer in the new district race in southern Leavenworth County after Saturday’s Republican appointment, though there are still a few days for more independents to get on the ballot. A convention of county Republican voters selected Mike Stieben as its nominee for the new Leavenworth County Commission’s Fifth District.
Kansas Day festivities coming up at winery
January 23, 2019
If you’re wanting to get a head start on Kansas Day festivities, make your way Sunday to Basehor. Holy-Field Winery will have its Kansas Day Celebration from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the winery, 18807 158th St.
Wrestlers take 2nd at De Soto Duals; Baldwin Invitational next on the schedule
January 23, 2019
Tonganoxie High wrestlers had a good showing in De Soto. THS placed second at this year’s De Soto Duals tournament on Saturday. Tonganoxie opened with a 51-16 victory against Shawnee Mission South and then defeated Wyandotte, 57-12. In Match 3, Tonganoxie outlasted De Soto, 54-30, before winning the fourth match, 48-33, against Blue Valley Southwest. Tonganoxie went undefeated in pool play, which set up a championship dual against Olathe North.
Tonganoxie teams stumble at home invitational; Bonner Springs boys, Wamego girls take home crowns
January 23, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team was clicking in its semifinal game this past week at the Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament. The defense was solid and the offense was opportunistic. There was an Elijah Tyner and-1 play in which the junior got fouled and then his highlight-reel quality shot somehow made its way through the hoop.