Billie Aye

Billie Aye writes the Remember When column for The Mirror.

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Remember When: A Community Review
September 17, 2013
Editor’s note: Remember When will not be published in the coming weeks, but will return on a date to be determined.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
September 10, 2013
Sunflowers Revisited: Pictures showed Ashley Hicklin, daughter of Jennifer and Jason Hicklin, Basehor, visiting the sunflower fields belonging to Ted and Kris Grinter. A picture taken three years ago of Ashley was so popular that Mirror news editor Lisa Scheller asked to take another of Ashley, who began kindergarten the week before.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
September 3, 2013
Deaths: Maxine Engle, 78, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 14, 2003; Allen J. Houk, 52, Oskaloosa, died Aug. 17, 2003 of an apparent heart attack; Curtis T. “Tom” McGown, 58, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 14, 2003; Sylvia Weeks Nitcher Medlock, 67, Oskaloosa, died Aug. 17, 2003; Mark E. Williams, 44, Tonganoxie, died Aug. 16, 2003.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
A new map
August 12, 2013
Linwood revives pioneer festival (Captions under pictures): Carrie Gast, 2, drops candy in her sack during Saturday’s parade at Linwood; Maggie Stiltner checks on her winnings at the duck pond; Lions Club members kept a bonfire going all day to provide coals to cook chicken; Stuart Sweeney, Linwood Lions Club member, turns chicken halves at the barbecue with help from his son, Jacob; and J.W. Evans, Tonganoxie, smiles as he accepts a gooseberry pie from Robin Hilt, one of the organizers of the festival. Evans was high bidder on the gooseberry pie.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
July 16, 2013
Kezia Huseman, an eighth-grader at Tonganoxie Junior High, was among 25 girls who recently visited Emporia State University for “MASTER IT!” For six days, participants immersed themselves in math and science, two subjects young female students tend to avoid. “MASTER IT!” is an acronym for “Mathematics and Science to Explore Careers: Investigating Together.” It is a free, yearlong program that begins with a one-week summer residential program at ESU, followed by four Saturday activities throughout the school year.
Remember When: A community review of Tonganoxie
June 25, 2013
Heroic Hawk made its way to Lawrence last Thursday where the bird was set up beside the Hallmark plant.
Remember When: A Community Review
June 18, 2013
Treasure hunt: Students, KSU professors search Leavenworth County archaeological site for artifacts: Seven student-archaeologists have toiled the past two weeks, excavating a site where two years ago rushing floodwater provided a glimpse at life more than 700 years ago.
Remember When: A Community Review
June 11, 2013
Second annual community band forms: Ice cream social, concert set July 1. Mr. Van’s at it again. Building on the success of last year’s community band program, Charles VanMiddlesworth, Tonganoxie’s band director, is recruiting musicians to play in the 2003 community band. Band practices, which will last about 90 minutes, will continue on Tuesday nights through the month of June.
Remember When: A Community Review
June 4, 2013
(Caption under picture.) Tonganoxie High School’s 2003 valedictorian, Andrew Becker, and salutatorian Kelly Woelk, prepare for graduation ceremonies Saturday night.
Remember when: A community review of Tonganoxie
May 15, 2013
During more than 30 years, Karen Daniels has watched people come and go from city hall — 40 city council members and six mayors, including the current council. But this week, it is the long-time municipal court clerk who is heading out the door at 321 Delaware St. Today is Daniels’ final day as a city employee. She is retiring from her position after 30 years and four months.

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