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Do you recycle?

Response Percent
Yes, but I utilized the community recycling dropoff and am content to take recycling elsewhere instead of pay for curbside service
 
72%
No, I don’t recycle. Trash is trash
 
16%
Yes, I have a Tonganoxie curbside bin and you should opt in, too
 
5%
Yes, but I live in the county and want to opt in for curbside service
 
5%
Yes, I have a Tonganoxie curbside bin, but it should be mandatory for all city households
 
0%
Yes, but I live in the county and think it should be mandatory in the county
 
0%
Total 18
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Team Tongie painting night Saturday at VFW
April 21, 2017
Team Tongie is offering a painting night as a fundraiser later this month. At the event, visitors will paint a “love” picture led by Tonganoxie High School art teacher Amy Johnson starting at 6 p.m. April 22 at Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271, 910 E. First St. Cost is $30 per person, with proceeds helping area families facing serious health or medical crisis.
Undies drive and bingo at Tonganoxie Public Library
April 21, 2017
Folks were dropping their pants often this past month at Tonganoxie Public Library. Well, to be more specific, people were dropping off underwear at the local library. Don’t be alarmed. No one actually was disrobing March 15-April 15 at Third and Bury streets. Instead, it was the library’s Drop (off) Your Drawers drive.
Legislative update is Saturday
April 20, 2017
The next legislative update will be 9 a.m. Saturday at Tonganoxie VFW Post 9271, 910 E. First St., Tonganoxie. Area legislators have been invited to attend the event. VFW Post 9271 and First State Bank and Trust are sponsoring the forum.
Tonganoxie’s Johnson heaves best discus throw in state at WSU meet; MHS athletes join THS competitors in Wichita
April 19, 2017
A Tonganoxie thrower now leads the state in discus after his final throw this past weekend at Wichita State University. LeeRoi Johnson, competing with fellow Chieftains at WSU’s high school pre-state meet, launched the discus 176 feet, 2 inches on his sixth and final throw. That marks the top throw so far in the state and puts him near the top 50 nationally. That throw came in the elite division, one of three at the WSU meet. There also were 1A-3A and 4A-6A divisions. Johnson also won the shot put in the 4A-6A division with a 48-0.75 throw.
THS golf finishes 4th at Hayden Invitational; schedules change again for Chieftain baseball, soccer
April 19, 2017
Tonganoxie High girls soccer team got its first victory of the season with a 6-0 victory against Bishop Ward last week. THS (1-4-1) was supposed to play Baldwin on Monday at home, but field conditions forced the postponement. A makeup has yet to be scheduled.
Chemistry key for Tonganoxie High softball in early going
April 19, 2017
Early on in the 2017 Tonganoxie High softball campaign, coach Stephanie Wittman thought her team had its strengths, but one intangible continues to be the squad’s biggest asset. “I think our team chemistry is the top thing going for our team right now,” Wittman said. It’s hard to argue with Wittman there.
State speaker to discuss communities and better involvement tonight in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
A staff member of Public Square Communities, Inc., who is part of numerous statewide initiatives will speak tonight in Tonganoxie. Liz Sosa of Garden City will lead a community discussion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
Building activity up in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
There’s a lot of building activity these days in Tonganoxie. Assistant City Manager Jamie Shockley presented numbers at Monday’s City Council meeting. She noted that Tonganoxie leads the county in single-resident building permits being issued so far this year. Shockley said many numbers are encouraging so far this year, including 26 percent of budget estimates have been collected for sales tax. That’s up from 13 percent at this time in 2016. Shockley said she wanted to research why that number has doubled from last year.
Mayors for Meals in Tonganoxie
April 19, 2017
To help raise awareness of this service and its demand in the community, each year, the Council on Aging participates in Meals on Wheels of America’s “March for Meals” campaign. Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward, as he has done often in recent years, helped deliver meals to homebound seniors last month in Tonganoxie as part of mayoral support acoss the country.
Tonganoxie High boys track 2nd at BLHS; team head Thursday to WSU
April 13, 2017
The Tonganoxie High boys track team finished as runner-up Friday in a meet at Basehor-Linwood.
Rare diamond: Tonganoxie High baseball competes at ballpark with MLB influence
April 13, 2017
Tonganoxie High baseball had the chance to play on arguably one of the best high school baseball fields in the state. THS played Friday and Saturday in Fort Scott High School’s LaRoche Baseball Complex.
Tonganoxie school board approves issuance of $9.6 million in bonds
April 13, 2017
The school district is pushing ahead with issuance of more than $9.6 million in general obligation refunding bonds. Issuance of the Series 2017-A bonds are thought to save the district at the least $500,000, according to Roger Edgar of George K. Baum and Company.
Tonganoxie USD 464 recycling debate continues
April 13, 2017
Tonganoxie School Board members debated recycling options moving forward at Monday’s board meeting.
Hunt for pastel April in Tonganoxie
April 13, 2017
It was hard to order up a much better day for an Easter egg hunt. Tonganoxie Recreation Commission had its annual hunt Saturday, as an estimated 200 youths collected more than 5,000 plastic eggs at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds soccer fields.
Senate advances bill granting limited access to cold case missing person files
April 6, 2017
Topeka — The Kansas Senate advanced a bill Wednesday that would give limited public access to investigation records in unsolved missing person cases that are more than 25 years old. Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, added that provision as an amendment onto another bill that would standardize the fees public agencies can charge for producing copies of public records.
Leadership group bringing state speaker to Tonganoxie for regional event
April 3, 2017
A staff member of Public Square Communities, Inc., who is part of numerous statewide initiatives will speak later this month in Tonganoxie. Liz Sosa of Garden City will lead a community discussion from 5:30-7:30 p.m. April 19 at the Chieftain Room on the Tonganoxie High School campus. Sosa will provide perspectives on citizen-led civic engagement for community development and the connecting and engagement of young leaders with the civic and entrepreneurial fabric of their communities.
Tonganoxie citywide garage sale is Saturday
March 27, 2017
Bargain shoppers get ready — Tonganoxie’s spring citywide garage sale is almost here. This year’s spring sale is Saturday. To place a yard sale advertisement in The Mirror, call 866-823-8220. The citywide sale takes place the first Saturday in April and first Saturday in October.
Tonganoxie High instructor to give presentation on teaching history through music
March 27, 2017
An educator who teaches history through music will give a presentation at this month’s Tonganoxie Community Historcial Society meeting.
Kansas Hospice Care Grief Group meets monthly in Tonganosie
March 27, 2017
The Kansas Hospice Care Grief Group is open to the public and meets monthly in Tonganoxie. The support group meets at noon the third Wednesday of the month at the Florence Riford Center, 530 Bury St. For more information, contact Ron Bottorff at 9123-416-2711.
Tonganoxie High standout Cook to run cross country, track at Baker University
March 27, 2017
Drew Cook wasn’t certain where he was going to land next when he headed to Baldwin City for a campus visit at Baker University. By the end of the day, he had found his new home.

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