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Remember When: A Community Review for Dec. 29, 2021
December 30, 2021
The Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE) recently listed 10 sites in Leavenworth County that had either resolved contamination problems or were in the phase of clean-up. The front page is 1996 - The Year in Review. Highlights of the year included: Danielle Boatwright, 1st Runner Up, Miss USA; a Blackhawk helicopter fights a grass fire; The Moving Wall, a Vietnam Vets memorial; Williams Natural Gas pipeline explosion.
Tonganoxie High students to start new chapter Tuesday with move into learning center
December 30, 2021
Tonganoxie High School students soon will be attending classes in a brand new space. Classes resume after winter break Tuesday, with many of those classes taking place in the new two-story learning center on the THS campus.
Tips for making better resolutions and sticking with them
December 30, 2021
Once again, it’s time to decide if you will be making a New Year’s resolution. As many as half of Americans will make one, so how can you make sure you stick to yours? First, take some time to think about your resolution. What do you want to focus on in 2022? Some resolutions focus on eating a healthier diet, exercising more, making better financial choices, spending more time with family or quitting smoking. Choose something that is important to you and then develop a plan. Your plan should include your overall goal and steps to help you reach that goal. Be sure to identify anything you anticipate may knock you off track.
U.S. adds Merck pill as 2nd easy-to-use drug against COVID-19
December 30, 2021
U.S. health regulators on Thursday authorized the second pill against COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle the rising tide of omicron infections. The Food and Drug Administration authorization of Merck’s molnupiravir comes one day after the agency cleared a competing drug from Pfizer.
KCMO man sentenced to probation after interfering with search warrant attempt
December 30, 2021
A 32-year-old Kansas City, Mo., man was sentenced to probation recently in Leavenworth County District Court after pleading to interference with law enforcement in the process of serving a search warrant.
Tonganoxie Public Library has weekly Tech Time sessions
December 30, 2021
Tech time is 9:30 a.m. Fridays at Tonganoxie Public Library. Anyone with technology questions can stop by the library to get assistance.
Winter break for local schools concludes Monday
December 30, 2021
Winter break started Dec. 20 for students in the area, as Tonganoxie, McLouth and Basehor-Linwood all started the break last week. Students in the three school districts will resume classes Tuesday. Genesis Schools in Tonganoxie also are off during the same period of time for Christmas break.
Tonganoxie Public Library offering multiple game sessions
December 30, 2021
Bingo, Bunco and dominoes all are offered on varying days each month at the Tonganoxie Public Library.
Area students on dean’s list at Maryland school
December 30, 2021
Local students were named to the Dean’s List for the fall term at University of Maryland Global Campus. To be eligible for the honor, a student must complete at least six credits during the term, earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 for the term, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 at UMGC.