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Kansas saw 5 percent growth in number of businesses in 2015
February 8, 2016
The Kansas secretary of state’s office says the number of businesses in the state grew by 5 percent last year.
Kansas school district realignment bill stalls, but educators still feeling the stress
February 8, 2016
After a tumultuous hearing last week, the chairman of the House Education Committee said it’s unlikely any action will be taken on a bill this year that would force the consolidation of more than half of the state’s school districts.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup feed is Feb. 18
February 5, 2016
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society will have its annual soup and chili feed from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 18 at Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Father-daughter event RSVP deadline Monday at Genesis
February 5, 2016
The Light of My World Father-Daughter Banquet is later this month, but those attending are asked to RSVP by Monday.
Squirrel Scramble is Saturday in Tonganoxie
February 5, 2016
The 10th annual Tonganoxie Squirrel Scramble Hunting Tournament will be Feb. 6 at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds.
Tonganoxie High senior candidate for Presidential Scholar
February 5, 2016
A Tonganoxie High School senior is one of more than 4,000 candidates to be selected for this year’s U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
McLouth Happenings
February 5, 2016
The United Methodist Church Souper Bowl rival teams, McLouth United Methodist Church and Tonganoxie United Methodist Church will battle to tackle hunger.
Jarbalo Jottings
February 5, 2016
The Jaunty Jarbalonians red hat group ate Jan. 18 at the New China Inn in Leavenworth. Those in attendance were Betty Clark, Linda Barry, Jane Turner and Thamar Barnett. They would like to have new members. If interested, call Thamar Barnett at 913-727-1727.
McLouth FBLA nabs first at area competition
February 5, 2016
McLouth High School Future Business Leaders of America members placed third out of eight schools and McLouth Middle School FBLA members placed first out of two schools at a recent competition All participating students have qualified for the state FBLA competition on April 4 and 5. High school results are as follows:
Tonganoxie forensics team wins overall titles in frist weekend of competition
February 5, 2016
The Tonganoxie High School forensics team traveled for its first competition of the 2016 season. The squad captured two sweepstakes victories, winning both the Gardner-Edgerton Invitational and the McLouth Invitational. Additionally, the team had a solid two-day showing at the Lansing Invitational. There were 30 students who medaled during the weekend, including five events that finished in position to qualify for state at the end of the season.
Kansas House panel passes bill to balance state budget
February 5, 2016
A Kansas House committee has approved a bill that would eliminate a projected deficit of nearly $200 million in the state budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
Kansas school district consolidation draws opposition
February 5, 2016
Opponents of a measure that would consolidate school districts have expressed their opinions in a Kansas House committee meeting.
Tonganoxie High girls roll past foes for back-to-back victories
February 4, 2016
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team found itself in an enjoyable place last week: the win column. The THS girls defeated Heritage Christian, 57-34, Jan. 26 at the THS gymnasium. The squad followed up with a big victory Friday in Kansas City, Kan. Tonganoxie defeated Bishop Ward, 63-42, on the road and improved to 3-9 with the two-game winning streak.
Tonganoxie boys win another nail-biter, have won 3 of last 4
February 4, 2016
The Tonganoxie High boys won another nail-biter and then nabbed its first road victory last week. After starting 0-9, the team has won three of its last four games. THS defeated Heritage Christian, 32-30, Jan. 26 at home and then defeated Bishop Ward, 47-38, on Friday in Kansas City, Kan. The Chieftains were in a tight game all night against Heritage Christian. Tonganoxie had the largest lead at five points early (10-5). The game also saw four lead changes and six ties. Both teams also had similar runs, with THS’ longest being 11-3 and Heritage Christian’s 11-2.
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.
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.
Kansas House rejects change in selecting high court justices
February 4, 2016
The Kansas House has rejected a proposal to give the governor and legislators more control over appointments to the state Supreme Court.
Kansas student says flying Confederate flag not meant to be racist
February 4, 2016
A Kansas high school student who was disallowed from flying a full-sized Confederate flag from a makeshift flagpole on his pickup truck said he has been unfairly “singled out” as being racist.
Kansas House vote shows weak support for constitutional amendment on judicial selection
February 4, 2016
The Kansas House voted Wednesday to advance toward final action a proposed constitutional amendment that would change the way state Supreme Court justices are selected, but the 69-53 vote was far short of the two-thirds majority, or 84 votes, needed to pass the measure.
Controversial Shawnee sex-ed poster lives on as Kansas House debates prosecuting teachers
February 3, 2016
Stemming from a 2014 Shawnee Mission school district controversy, Kansas lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow teachers and school administrators to be prosecuted for presenting material perceived as harmful to minors.