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What were the top five Tonganoxie news stories of 2014?

Response Percent
Brothers Market replaces B&J Country Mart
 
33%
Good Shepherd purchases building that once was home to Pelzl’s hardware, variety store
 
33%
THS principal Jamie Carlisle announces resignation midyear, will finish out school year
 
33%
Construction on new Tonganoxie Elementary School progresses
 
0%
Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Dave Bennett steps down after 27 years in department
 
0%
Incumbent Connie O’Brien defeats 19-year-old Tonganoxie challenger Austin Harris
 
0%
Jewel on Main opens in former country jubilee venue
 
0%
Lyn Rantz hired as new Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent
 
0%
Former police station torn down; pocket park created in its place
 
0%
Chieftain Trail nearly doubles with connection to northeast area of Tonganoxie
 
0%
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Kansas House passes teacher collective bargaining compromise
February 26, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a collective bargaining compromise between teachers and school boards.
Proposal to hike ag land taxes spawns backlash from Kansas farmers
February 26, 2015
A suburban lawmaker’s proposal that would dramatically increase property taxes on Kansas agricultural land has spawned strong rural backlash and nagging fears that pieces of it will pop up in legislation to close a state budget shortfall.
Kansas Senate approves concealed carry of guns without training or permit
February 26, 2015
The Kansas Senate has approved a bill to allow people to carry concealed guns without requiring them to get a state permit or take training classes.
Tonganoxie Live social is Thursday
February 25, 2015
The Tonganoxie Live social is an event organizers hope will bring various local organizations, businesses and groups together Thursday.
Supreme Court sides with Kansas in water dispute
February 24, 2015
The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered Nebraska to pay Kansas $5.5 million in a long-running legal dispute over use of water from the Republican River.
Cerner offering voluntary separation packages to employees
February 24, 2015
Cerner Corp. is offering voluntary separation packages to employees whose combination of years of service and age total 65.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie’s Patrick Budy
February 24, 2015
This week’s Face to Face feature profiles Tonganoxie’s Patrick Budy
Kansas earthquakes worsen damage to century-old courthouse
February 24, 2015
Harper County officials are grappling with how to fix a century-old courthouse that was already deteriorating before a sharp increase in earthquakes began rattling south-central Kansas.
Leavenworth County treasurer hopes to avoid postcard notifications for vehicle tag renewals
Official awaits result of proposed bill
February 24, 2015
The state of Kansas plans to change the way it notifies motorists that they need to renew vehicle tags. It’s a move that Leavenworth County Treasurer Janice Van Parys said could be a major adjustment for some taxpayers. Residents will receive postcards, rather than letters, from the Kansas Division of Vehicles. The move is designed to save the state money.
Judge won’t hear retrial of man who punched his attorney
February 23, 2015
A judge is recusing himself from hearing the sexual assault retrial of a man accused of knocking his attorney unconscious during his first trial.
Governor creates Social Services Policy Council
February 23, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is creating a taskforce to look for ways to decrease poverty.
Another viable senior living option in Tonganoxie?
TES buildings future could include apartments, rec commission home
February 23, 2015
What has been a hub of activity for Tonganoxie children for several years could become a prime locale for senior citizens. The current Tonganoxie Elementary School campus, which takes up two city blocks from Second to Fourth streets near downtown, will be moving to a new building later this year near Tonganoxie Middle School.
Legislative proposal focuses on open records enforcement
February 23, 2015
A legislative proposal that would make it easier to investigate allegations that governmental agencies are improperly redacting public records has the backing of Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Kansas lawmakers seek to boost campaign contribution limits
February 22, 2015
After an election cycle in which the amount of money spent by outside groups dwarfed the amount spent by the candidates’ campaigns, themselves, Kansas lawmakers from both parties are pressing to increase campaign contribution limits in an effort to keep up.
Push on to make catfish a Kansas state symbol
February 22, 2015
Some supporters of the lowly channel catfish are renewing efforts to make the species become a state symbol, despite past failed attempts.
Kansas City Connection: A new home for Halls
February 22, 2015
This week, a look at the new Halls department store in Crown Center, and the Kansas City-area chefs and restaurants that are semifinalists for this year’s James Beard awards.
Kansas changing notification for vehicle tag renewals
February 19, 2015
The state of Kansas plans to change the way it notifies motorists that they need to renew vehicle tags.
4 Kansas tribes to split $1.7 million for housing needs
February 19, 2015
Federal officials say four American Indian tribes in northeast Kansas will split $1.7 million in funds for affordable housing.
Tonganoxie Community Historical Society soup and chili feed today at Methodist church
February 19, 2015
The Tonganoxie Community Historical Society is having its soup and chili feed until 7 p.m. today at the Tonganoxie United Methodist Church.
Kansas district court judge sues over state law on courts
February 19, 2015
A Kansas district court judge is challenging a law passed last year that moved authority to administer district courts away from the Kansas Supreme Court.

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