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For whom do you plan to vote in the Tonganoxie mayoral race?

Response Percent
Incumbent Mayor Jason Ward
 
61%
Council member Bill Peak
 
38%
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Donkey basketball tonight in McLouth
March 27, 2015
Tonganoxie and McLouth haven’t squared off in basketball in years. That will change Friday.
Ladies Night Out tonight
March 27, 2015
An area business will have a Barista Bash Ladies Night Out later this week. Nature’s Open Door Market Cafe will have the event at 7 p.m. Saturday at the store, 313 Jefferson in Oskaloosa.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Kendra Schobert
March 27, 2015
This week’s Face to Face profiles Tonganoxie Elementary School teacher Kendra Schobert.
State official to be director of Manhattan airport
March 26, 2015
Jesse Romo, the director of aviation for the Kansas Department of Transportation, will become the director of the Manhattan Regional Airport next month.
Kansas House passes bill to authorize $1.5B in pension bonds
March 26, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a bill authorizing $1.5 billion in bonds to help lower the state’s annual costs in funding pensions for teachers and government workers.
Tonganoxie churches offering free eyeglass exams
March 26, 2015
West Haven Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Tonganoxie are co-sponsoring a free eyeglass clinic next week.
Mercury Wireless service expanding to Tonganoxie area
March 26, 2015
Area Tonganoxie residents have another option for Internet services. Mercury Wireless, a Topeka company, now has a tower about 5 miles north of Tonganoxie that serves up to a 15-mile radius.
Salina man hopes to transform flour mill, redevelop area
March 26, 2015
The owner of a Salina mill has proposed a multimillion-dollar plan to transform the H.D. Lee Flour Mill and Grain Elevator into either townhomes or hotel rooms, with a restaurant 100 feet off the ground.
Crowded field for Position 2 on Tonganoxie USD 464 board
March 26, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464’s Position 2 race has three candidates this year: incumbent Kathy Baragary and challengers Kaija Baldock and Bill Loechler. Here’s a closer look at each candidate.
Grass fires commonplace in recent days in Tonganoxie area
March 26, 2015
The area has been getting some much-needed rain this week, but the moisture doesn’t preclude it from being a prime candidate for grass fires. Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Jack Holcom said many departments in the area were busy during the weekend taking on grass fires.
THS player scores hat trick as girls soccer team records shutout
March 26, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls soccer team’s scoring came in rapid fire Wednesday in its season opener against Bishop Ward at THS. Tonganoxie scored three goals in fewer than 2 minutes on its way to a 7-0 shutout against the Cyclones. The Chieftains scored their first goal with 29:13 left in the first half on senior Morgan Galvin’s shot.
Reno County spending money to keep jail smelling good
March 26, 2015
To retain that new jail smell, Reno County plans to buy equipment that will vacuum-seal clothing worn by arriving inmates.
Scientifically speaking
March 26, 2015
The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad team continues to make a name for itself on the state level. “Our first year at state, they didn’t know how to pronounce Tonganoxie,” said Christine Biel, one of the team’s coaches. “They mispronounced it 20 times. “But now that we’ve been there awhile, they know how to pronounce Tonganoxie.”
McLouth baseball sweeps Nebraska team in opening doubleheader
March 26, 2015
It was a good thing McLouth High senior Jack Courtney brought his bat in the Bulldogs’ home opener Tuesday against Falls City, Neb. MHS fell behind early but rallied behind Courtney’s offensive explosion and came back for a 10-9 victory Rain, mud, and even some hail challenged both the Bulldog defense and senior starting pitcher Wyatt Hermann, as the Bulldogs trailed 7-0 after two innings of play.
Kansas wild bird populations weathering avian influenza
March 25, 2015
The wildlife disease coordinator in Kansas says wild bird population numbers appear unaffected by an outbreak of avian influenza.
Kansas House advances measure to ban abortion procedure
March 25, 2015
Kansas is close to banning an abortion procedure targeted by a national group and described by abortion opponents as fetus dismemberment.
Bulldog seniority
MHS features 9 seniors on 2015 baseball squad
March 25, 2015
This year’s McLouth High seniors went 1-19 as sophomores and 8-11 last year as juniors in Kevin Stewart’s first year at the helm. Of the 18 players on this year’s squad, nine are in that senior class. Stewart, who is in his second stint as the Bulldogs’ coach, looks for his team to make another substantial step in 2015.
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THS softball eager for new season
March 25, 2015
The Tonganoxie High softball team enters the 2015 without familiar faces thanks to graduation. Pitcher Morgan Oroke and catcher Laney Walker were seniors last year, as were shortstop Cally Engle-Maxwell and centerfielder Marissa Martin. But this year’s team has plenty of returners whom coach Stephanie Wittman expects to be big contributors in the new season.
Building a program
March 25, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls soccer team has advanced to three straight regional championships. To make it four in a row, the Chieftains will have a seasoned group working to fill some leaders lost to graduation. THS went 9-8-1 last year and returns much of that team, but it lost its all-time leading scorer in Emily Soetaert to graduation.
Kansas House approves bill to limit greenhouse gas emissions
March 25, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a bill requiring the state to draft a plan for reducing greenhouse gas emissions from power plants but allowing legislators to have a say in its contents.

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