Archive for Saturday, October 31, 2009

Blackhawk chopper lands in Tonganoxie

The Basehor and Tonganoxie school districts brought in a Blackhawk helicopter to deliver a drug free message to students.

October 31, 2009


A Blackhawk helicopter landing Friday on Tonganoxie High School’s football field was the main attraction for Tonganoxie school district students and other spectators.

The helicopter, which Tonganoxie High School graduate Tim Brundage of the Kansas National Guard piloted, delivered a handful of Tonganoxie school district faculty to the school’s Beatty Field. A similar event took place Friday morning in Basehor.

The fly-in was part of Red Ribbon Week festivities for the school district. Red Ribbon Week is a nationwide event that promotes living healthy, drug-free lives.

During Friday’s program, students from all district schools filled the home seating section and lined the track in front of the stands.

The Tonganoxie VFW presented the colors, while the THS band and dance team performed at the event, which was open to the public.

High school students, as well as people who traveled to the program in the helicopter, spoke about the importance of people who have and are now serving in the U.S. armed forces and urged all students to live drug-free.


just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 8 years, 6 months ago

What does this celebration of militarism have to do with an anti-drug message?

NotASquishHead 8 years, 6 months ago

Who cares how it ties in with the anti-drug message. Tim is a stud and a great guy to boot. I for one am a proud American citizen and love to see symbols of the American military.

We'd better take this in while we can, because with Hussein Obama in power our military won't be around for long. He's running the US into the ground and we'll soon be prime for an invasion by another military.

Frank A Janzen 8 years, 6 months ago

Not to mention the military escapades of conservative Republicans such as Reagen in Beirurt and Granada, and the Bushes in Iraq, with the resultant loss of life, and the continuing clean up being done by all Americans with the welcome help of our underappreciated president, Barak Obama.

ECM 8 years, 6 months ago

"underappreciated president, Barak Obama"

Thanks I just spit coffee all over my computer I laughed so hard. What a false stupid statement. Yeah maybe he should spend more time playing golf and not doing anything about Afganistan. Really you need to stop drinking the cool-aid.

kansasmutt 8 years, 6 months ago

I laugh every time i see you republicans doggin on Obama when Bush is the one who made our military start going down hill. Cuts like no other administration has ever done. Throwing bad money into things to help Chaney out and the list go`s on and on. At least Obama is meeting with the real war leaders to see just how many more troops will get the job done. Keep in mind the Russians and other nations have spent years and decades fighting in Afganastan and nobody ever won and tens of thousands died. As for the helo flying in to the school, that is very cool and will give kids goals in life and help them to say NO to drugs and do something with their lives.

Stuart Evans 8 years, 6 months ago

drugs are bad mmmk. except for prozac, zoloft, ambien, alcohol, valium, xanax, oxycontin, viagra, adderall, nexium, benadryl, and about 10,000 others. but those aren't really the drugs they mean because they help people...and sometimes kill..well actually they kill quite often, but other than that. but these drugs are legal kids, so it's ok. nevermind that marijuana is a natural herbal remedy with no record of ever killing anyone. but yeah, pot is bad.

NotASquishHead 8 years, 6 months ago

"underappreciated president, Barak Obama"

I do believe he has already won the Nobel Prize for doing NOTHING! My dog has done more productive work outside this morning than Hussein Obama has done in his time in office.

I respect the Office of the President of the United States, but not Mr. Obama.

My respect truly goes to everyone of our men and women fighting to protect our American Freedoms. Mr. Obama has already tried to step on many of those rights, most recently the Freedom of the Press.

gsxr600 8 years, 6 months ago

The smartest friends I know smoke pot waaaaay to much and get a 4.0. Highly addictive drugs + people with addictive personalities = Bad situation

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