Scientifically speaking

March 26, 2015

The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad team continues to make a name for itself on the state level. “Our first year at state, they didn’t know how to pronounce Tonganoxie,” said Christine Biel, one of the team’s coaches. “They mispronounced it 20 times. “But now that we’ve been there awhile, they know how to pronounce Tonganoxie.”


Leavenworth County

At the helm in Tonganoxie

March 12, 2015

Jack Holcom received good news upon his start as Tonganoxie City’s fire chief. The city’s Insurance Services Office is going from a 6 down to a 3, “which is outstanding for a community of this size,” Holcom said.

Sports

Bringing the energy in Tonganoxie

March 25, 2015

The Tonganoxie High softball team enters the 2015 without familiar faces thanks to graduation. Pitcher Morgan Oroke and catcher Laney Walker were seniors last year, as were shortstop Cally Engle-Maxwell and centerfielder Marissa Martin. But this year’s team has plenty of returners whom coach Stephanie Wittman expects to be big contributors in the new season.

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