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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%
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Cousins continue family tradition in Tonganoxie at Shrine Rodeo
May 25, 2017
Garrett Phillips and Bo Pursel will get some good family time in this week, and hope to win some money while they do it. The two men, both rodeo athletes, will be team roping together in the Aballah Shrine Rodeo May 25 and 26 in Tonganoxie. Phillips, Tonganoxie High School graduate as of Saturday, and his cousin Bo Pursel, a 2012 graduate of Lansing High School, pair up with their horses and their ropes and head to area rodeos to compete in the team roping. Phillips is the header: the cowboy who ropes the steer’s head. Pursel, his cousin on his dad’s side, is the heeler, the cowboy who ropes the steer’s back heels.
Abdallah Shrine Rodeo and Demolition Derby roars into Tonganoxie
May 25, 2017
Bulls, horses and other livestock will take center stage before cars smash their way through the arena later this week at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. The Abdallah Shrine Rodeo an Demolition Derby begins at 7 p.m. nightly Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Rodeo events will be Thursday and Friday and the demolition derby will be staged Saturday.
Judge OKs Tonganoxie superintendent’s return to campus during court proceedings
No move yet from board to lift paid-leave suspension
May 23, 2017
The Tonganoxie school district superintendent can return to work under certain court stipulations as his court proceedings continue, a Linn County District Court judge determined Tuesday. Judge Terri L. Johnson granted a bond modification request from Alan Fogleman for his client, Tonganoxie Supt. Chris Kleidosty.
Postseason begins today for some Tonganoxie High teams
May 15, 2017
The postseason starts today for some Tonganoxie High teams. Tonganoxie golf opened its Class 4A regional at 8:30 a.m. in Atchison against Atchison, Baldwin, Basehor-Linwood, Bishop Miege, Bonner Springs, Jeff West, Ottawa, Piper and Spring Hill at Village Greens Golf Course in Ozawkie.
Tonganoxie High grad Ben Johnson wins Missouri Valley Conference decathlon title for Wichita State
May 13, 2017
Ben Johnson is the new Missouri Valley Conference decathlon champion. The Wichita State sophomore scored 7,053 points in the decathlon, winning the event at the MVC Outdoor Track and Field Championships Saturday at WSU’s Cessna Stadium.
Vehicle crashes Saturday into downtown Tonganoxie dance studio
May 13, 2017
A Ford Mustang took out a mailbox, clipped a parked vehicle and then crashed late Saturday morning into a downtown Tonganoxie storefront. The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Saturday, according to Tonganoxie Police Chief Jeff Brandau. A 33-year-old Tonganoxie man was driving east on Fourth Street when his vehicle struck the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church mailbox, clipped a parked car and then drove into the front of Graves Talent Studio at the southeast corner of Fourth and Green streets.
Former Tonganoxie superintendent resigns from same post in Lawrence, plans to take other position in that district, pending board approval
May 12, 2017
Kyle Hayden is resigning as the superintendent of Lawrence Public Schools, the district has announced. He plans to stay with the district in the newly created role of chief operations officer, pending approval by the Lawrence school board.
Remember When: A Community Review for May 10, 2017
May 11, 2017
Local residents will meet in VFW Park on Sunday for a “Stand in for Peace” event. This is not a political gathering. The inspiration came from Sharon Mehdi’s children’s book, “The Great Silent Grandmother Gathering.” Susy Ross and Helene Miller are organizing the event, which also has some historical background. In 1870, Julia Ward Howe, author of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” proposed to hold an annual Mother’s Day for Peace, to “promote the alliance of the different nationalities, the amicable settlement of international questions, and the great and general interests of peace.
McLouth Happenings
May 11, 2017
The Linwood Library will present a program called Water Gardening A to Z at 6:30 p.m. May 25. This free program will be presented by Karen Fiske from The Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City.
Linwood News
May 11, 2017
The Linwood Library will present a program called Water Gardening A to Z at 6:30 p.m. May 25. This free program will be presented by Karen Fiske from The Water Garden Society of Greater Kansas City.
Masterful day for Tonganoxie High golf as Chieftains win 1st KVL title since 2012
May 11, 2017
Tonganoxie High has a league title in 2017. The THS golf team won Monday’s Kaw Valley League Tournament at Falcon Lakes in Basehor. The Chieftains won the event with a low score of 329, 34 strokes ahead of runner-up Basehor-Linwood (363).
Tonganoxie’s Johnson breaks record again, now in Top 25 in nation
May 11, 2017
LeeRoi Johnson continues to amend the record books this season. The THS junior broke his own school record in the discus by some 15 feet Wednesday, May 3, at Piper. He broke his own record with a throw of 191 feet, 4 inches, which currently puts him in the top 25 in the country among high school throwers. His throw was 40 feet ahead of Ottawa senior Brock Reed’s throw of 151-4 for second place. Tonganoxie junior Kyle Snyder took third with a 145-6 throw.
Jarbalo Jottings
May 10, 2017
Thanks to everyone who made the rummage sale at Jarbalo United Methodist Church a success: those who donated articles, baked goods and those who bought things.
Tonganoxie High takes 2nd at 4A state forensics
May 10, 2017
Tonganoxie High brought home a second-place trophy Saturday from the Class 4A State Speech and Drama Championships at Washburn Rural in Topeka. THS had seven students place at state, which helped the team to 294 points. That was just nine points behind state champion and Kaw Valley League foe Piper. Matt Scharff won an individual title in the humorous solo.
Tonganoxie USD 464 bond reissuance to save nearly $1.14 million; candidate filing deadline June 1; more hires, resignations, new positions
09:46 a.m., May 10, 2017 Updated 05:08 p.m.
Tonganoxie school board members approved refinancing of bonds that will save the district on average about $126,000 annually over the next decade, though those larger savings won’t start for a couple years.
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development celebrates Class of 2017
May 10, 2017
Area residents ranging from high school seniors to retired citizens gathered last week in Tonganoxie to celebrate their graduation from Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development. SLCLD graduated 21 Wednesday, May 3, during a luncheon at Magdalenas Venue. Former state legislator and Kansas Board of Regents member Kenny Wilk was keynote speaker.
Tonganoxie High sweeps Paola in softball
May 10, 2017
Doubleheaders against future Frontier League foes Spring Hill and Paola provided an interesting outcome among the three teams. Paola swept Tonganoxie on Thursday, 12-2 and 14-7 in Tonganoxie. The next day, the Chieftains had to face Spring Hill, a team that had swept PHS earlier in the week.
Art from the heart for Tonganoxie High students at Highland CC event
May 10, 2017
A van full of artwork and sculptures followed a school bus full of young Tonganoxie artists out of the Tonganoxie High School parking lot way too early last month. THS art students headed north April 27 to Highland Art Day for what has become an esteemed Highland Community College tradition.
Tonganoxie High softball improves to 10-2 after doubleheader splits
May 3, 2017
Stephanie Wittman’s Tonganoxie High softball team no longer is undefeated, but a doubleheader split is the next best thing. The Chieftains are 10-2 after splits the last two weeks. Turner blanked THS, 5-0, in the first game April 20, but Tonganoxie won the second game in walk-off fashion, 3-2.
Tonganoxie tough at Butch Foster Memorial Baseball Classic, reaches title game for first time in school history
May 3, 2017
Tonganoxie High has participated in the Butch Foster Memorial Classic for several years. It’s been a chance for THS to play in an actual stadium, as the tournament always takes place down the road at CommunityAmerica Ballpark in Kansas City, Kan. The Chieftains historically have done OK at the event, a victory here or there, but never a big tournament run. This year, THS was a No. 8 seed at 1-8 entering the tournament, so on paper THS wasn’t a favorite. That mattered little once the Chieftains took the field this year.

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