Happy Homecoming in Tonganoxie

October 11, 2017

Rain couldn’t put a damper on Tonganoxie Homecoming festivities Friday. With weather forecasts calling for severe weather Friday night, school officials moved up the coronation ceremony to 4:45 p.m. and the football game to 5:30 p.m. at Beatty Field. The 90-minute move in scheduling, it was hoped, would get everything out of the way before storms came. Though it was a rainy evening, the weather didn’t get to Tonganoxie until later. Gage Smith and Sierra Staatz were named Homecoming king and queen.

Tonganoxie Living

Chieftain Cafe numbers continue to climb

October 11, 2017

Chieftain Cafe continues to be a hot spot for Tonganoxie youth while providing healthy food options after school. The Tonganoxie Public Library program started in January, growing to an average attendance of 50 youths by the end of the school year. The after-school program now is averaging 80-90 participants from 3:30-5 p.m. on weekdays.

Local news

Leavenworth woman convicted in rape case involving 16-month-old

October 11, 2017

A 41-year-old Leavenworth woman was convicted Thursday of one count rape of an 16-month-old girl. Mahogany Payne was convicted in Leavenworth County District court. For the purpose of this case, rape is defined as sexual intercourse with a victim younger than 14 when the offender is 18 or older. Sexual intercourse is defined as digital penetration of the female sex organ. Any penetration however slight, constitutes sexual intercourse.


Leavenworth County

Happy Homecoming in Tonganoxie

October 11, 2017

Rain couldn’t put a damper on Tonganoxie Homecoming festivities Friday. With weather forecasts calling for severe weather Friday night, school officials moved up the coronation ceremony to 4:45 p.m. and the football game to 5:30 p.m. at Beatty Field. The 90-minute move in scheduling, it was hoped, would get everything out of the way before storms came. Though it was a rainy evening, the weather didn’t get to Tonganoxie until later. Gage Smith and Sierra Staatz were named Homecoming king and queen.

Sports

Chieftains bruise Bears, 41-8, as Tonganoxie stays undefeated entering district play

October 11, 2017

Tonganoxie jumped out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead and never looked back Friday in its homecoming game against Turner. THS won, 41-8, improving to 6-0 overall and 4-0 in Kaw Valley League play Tonganoxie got on the board first with 9:27 still left in the first quarter. THS quarterback Mason Beach found Elijah Tyner for a 20-yard touchdown pass.

Stay on top of the news

Follow tonganoxie on twitter.

Question of the week

Do you recycle?

or see results