Archive for Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tonganoxie couple plead no contest to hosting parties where alcohol was served to minors

July 21, 2010


A Tonganoxie couple pleaded no contest Wednesday in Leavenworth County District Court to hosting two parties where alcohol was furnished to minors.

The charges against Julie A. Whaler, 47, and Richard L. Whaler, 44, stem from incidents — all involving people younger than 18 — that allegedly occurred Oct. 17-24, 2009, and Feb. 14, 2010.

It's alleged the Whalers were hosts for underage people where alcoholic beverages were present, and they furnished alcohol to someone younger than 18 at their residence in October. In addition, they allegedly hosted an underage gathering on Feb. 14, where alcohol again was present.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 18 in Leavenworth.


jonas_opines 7 years, 6 months ago

Idiotic parents. I can't see how they would have expected this to not come around and bite them in the patoot.

Because if there's one thing we all know, it's that teenage kids are So good at keeping secrets and not attempting to deflect blame onto somebody else.

Richard Payton 7 years, 6 months ago

Must have taken their baby to bars like Carrie did at the Bourgeois Pig.

drewnon 7 years, 6 months ago

Bad move by the parents indeed, it's really not to uncommon for high school parties to be furnished by parents though. I attended a few such parties in high school, many years ago at Tonganoxie. Things are different nowadays however, the kids are much crazier than we were. Parties get out of hand much easier. I'm not sure exactly what happened after I graduated, but the school (and the students) quickly began to change. I only here stories now, but I couldn't have imagined this stuff while in high school.

Deja Coffin 7 years, 6 months ago

Kids are much crazier at parties nowadays? Not sure when you went to high school but in 1988 in Linwood, Randy Leach went to a high school party and disappeared. Just saying....

Joel Hood 7 years, 6 months ago

Ummmm no.... I disagree. When Kansas allowed 18 year-olds to purchase 3.2 beer, there were high school keg parties all the time. "Welcome to 9th grade... are you going to the keg party after the game?" These parents were amazingly stupid though. Given their age, they were likely at a lot of high school keg parties back in the day. If a minor was hurt at a party like this, the parents who hosted it would be bankrupted.

Cynthia Schott 7 years, 6 months ago

I guess this law didn't apply in Leavenworth County in 1988, when Randy Leach disappeared from a party in which alcohol was not only being served, but SOLD to minors.

Deja Coffin 7 years, 6 months ago

Shoot.... I should have went through all the comments before I posted mine. You beat me to it!

Jimbecile 7 years, 6 months ago

If that weren't bad enough, I heard the home where the parties were held is also Haunted.

conservative 7 years, 6 months ago

Vertigo you may want to go read the previous articles. The parents provided the alcohol but didn't supervise and someone did end up at the hospital.

Kontum1972 7 years, 6 months ago

thats Tongie....they still have the death penalty there..for speeding..LoL

Kontum1972 7 years, 6 months ago

it was a valentines day party....Feb 14 love and booze was in the air....

Deja Coffin 7 years, 6 months ago

The best beer party I ever heard of was for a graduation party a group of parents agreed to throw a party with kegs.... the kids got wasted and started acting like complete idiots while the parents video taped the whole thing. Come to find out, the parents bought non-alcoholic beer. Classic.

whatadrag 7 years, 6 months ago

It's always lovely to trick that 'first timer' and see how they act, not knowing they have NA beer.

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