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.”
The Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development Class is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year and to honor the milestone, the Class of 2015 is hosting an event.
A legislative committee in Kansas is considering a proposal to restrict collective bargaining between public employees and state and local government agencies.
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.
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.
- Tonganoxie Senior Quilters at 8:30 a.m.
- Clear Skies Mental Health Support Group at 4 p.m.
- Alcoholics Anonymous at 7 p.m.
- Tonganoxie Community Historic Site open for visitors April 1
- Tonganoxie Senior Quilters March 27
- Clear Skies Mental Health Support Group March 27
- Alcoholics Anonymous March 27
- Cassidy (Coffin) and Jesse Courter.
- Travis and Leanna Shriner, a girl.
- Kevin and Holly Reischman, a boy.
- Jason Spencer and Kimberly Sturgeon, a boy.
- Kyle and Jill Reynolds, a boy.