Father-son altercation leads to 5-hour Tonganoxie standoff

February 4, 2016

An incident Wednesday between a father and son involving a gun led to a standoff with police that lasted nearly five hours. Tonganoxie police were dispatched to the 600 block of River Street for a domestic disturbance involving a gun.

Tonganoxie Living

Tonganoxie earmarks $31,500 for sesquicentennial celebration

January 26, 2016

The Tonganoxie City Council has earmarked $31,500 for the Tonganoxie Sesquicentennial celebration this summer. The council approved the measure, 5-0, at a rescheduled meeting last week. Council Members Curtis Oroke and Kara Reed are on the event’s steering committee and presented a proposal for the funding request.

Local news

Tonganoxie USD 464 receives one bid for former elementary school

February 2, 2016

The future of Tonganoxie’s former elementary school could be decided Monday. Tonganoxie USD 464 is expected to make a decision on the winning bidder at Monday’s Tonganoxie School Board meeting, though only one bid was submitted, Superintendent Lyn Rantz said Tuesday.


Leavenworth County

Tonganoxie Phil: Remembering the weather prognosticator with every Groundhog Day story written about him

February 2, 2016 · Updated 6 days, 4 hours ago

In what could be a foreshadowing of sorts — without the shadow — the area might be in for an early spring. After all, today is Groundhog Day, and with an overnight rain shower reminiscent of springtime precipitation, it could be a sign.

Sports

Rank and file: Tonganoxie High wrestling takes 4th behind state powers at Baldwin

February 4, 2016

Tonganoxie High had arguably its best showing of the wrestling season Saturday at the Baldwin Invitational Tournament. The Chieftains finished fourth out of 16 teams, finishing behind a trio of ranked teams in Class 4A. Goodland, ranked No. 7 in 4A, won the meet with 216 points, while Santa Fe Trail, ranked No. 2, finished second with 172.5. No. 6 Baldwin took third with 159. THS wasn’t far behind at 146.5.

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