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How do you plan to vote in the Tonganoxie USD 464 mail-in ballot bond issue for $51.4 million in improvements to THS?

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Yes, I’m voting in favor of the bond issue
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Tonganoxie Invitational finishing Saturday with updated schedule
January 25, 2020
This week’s weather has caused some changes for the 61st annual Tonganoxie Invitational.
No school Friday for Tonganoxie, McLouth or Genesis Christian Academy
January 24, 2020
Inclement weather has forced the cancellation of Friday classes for the second consecutive week in Tonganoxie and McLouth. There will be no school Friday for Tonganoxie USD 464, McLouth USD 342 or Genesis Christian Academy. Other area school districts canceling classes are Basehor-Linwood, Lansing, Pleasant Ridge, PIper and Bonner Springs.
Searcy suffers first loss of season, but still takes 2nd for Tonganoxie wrestling; Heskett, Mitchell take 1st for girls
January 23, 2020
The Bobcat Classic always is one of the biggest tournaments of the year. Tonganoxie High finished in the middle of the pack at this year’s boys wrestling meet. THS placed 14th out of 23 teams with 82.5 points. St. Thomas Aquinas won the meet with 162 points. The Saints needed a tiebreaker to defeat Underwood (Iowa), which also had 162.
McLouth Invitational continues Thursday
January 22, 2020
The 33rd annual McLouth Invitational Tournament started Monday. In girls play, No. 1 Cair Paravel defeated No. 8 Kansas City Christian, 42-30, and No. 2 Maur Hill squeaked by No. 7 Wathena-Riverside, 41-39. In Boys games, No. 1 Maur Hill outlasted No. 8 Silver Lake, 57-47, while No. 2 McLouth defeated No. 7 Wathena-Riverside, 48-31.
Residential projects, upgraded high school expected to dominate city’s landscape in 2020
January 22, 2020
The calendar has turned, and with it a new year. But what might we expect in Tonganoixe moving forward into 2020? Officials have been promoting the Tonganoxie Business Park as the city grows to the south. Unilock is the lone occupant, but city officials hope that more companies will look to make it their business’ home.
Tonganoxie Invitational tournament champions to be crowned Saturday
January 21, 2020
The 61st annual Tonganoxie Invitational will continue Thursday and finsh up Friday. Teams with Tonganoxie on the boys side are Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora, Maranatha Christian Academy, Metro Academy, Olathe West and Wamego. Bishop Ward, Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora, Metro Academy, Sumner Academy and Wamego are on the bracket with THS on the girls side.
Chieftain girls fall short in Spring Hill game at Tonganoxie
January 20, 2020
Oh so close. The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team trailed Spring Hill, 32-28, late in a Frontier League game Thursday that had been back-and-forth all night. But then came an and-1 from Morgan Brusven that made it 32-31 after the junior’s old-fashioned three-point play.
Area schools cancel Friday classes due to anticipated inclement weather
January 16, 2020
Tonganoxie USD 464, Genesis Christian Academy and McLouth USD 342 are among many area schools canceling Friday classes due to anticipated inclement weather. All Leavenworth County public schools have canceled Friday classes, as have Lawrence, Eudora, Piper and Bonner Springs districts.
McLouth Invitational Tournament starts Monday for boys and girls teams
January 16, 2020
McLouth also will be the site of a week of basketball with the McLouth Invitational Tournament. Brackets have been finalized for the MIT. For the boys bracket, No. 1 Maur Hill takes on No. 8 Silver Lake, No. 4 Jeff West faces No. 5 Hiawatha and No. 3 Cair Paravel faces No. 6 Veritas Christian. No. 2 McLouth takes on No. 7 Wathena-Riverside in the first round.
McLouth High boys basketball off to strong start
January 16, 2020
McLouth High boys basketball is off to a strong start. The Bulldogs were 4-1 overall and 4-1 in Northeast Kansas League play heading into Tuesday’s game against Maur Hill.
Tonganoxie High basketball games moving up to today due to anticipated inclement weather
January 16, 2020
Tonganoxie High boys and basketball games scheduled for Friday against Spring Hill at home now will be played today. Times for all games will be the same, but games were moved up a day due to the threat of inclement weather expected to hit the area starting Friday evening.
Tonganoxie Invitational Tournament starts Monday
03:46 p.m., January 14, 2020 Updated 09:58 a.m.
Basketball enthusiasts can get their fix this week in Tonganoxie. This year’s Tonganoxie Invitational Basketball Tournament starts Monday. Teams joining Tonganoxie on the boys side are Bonner Springs, De Soto, Eudora, Maranatha Christian Academy, Metro Academy, Olathe West and Wamego.
Tonganoxie High girls basketball continues season in new year
January 14, 2020
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team got behind early in a Frontier League contest earlier this month and couldn’t recover. THS fell Jan. 7 to Baldwin, 50-33, at home.
Tonganoxie High boys basketball opens new year with rout of Baldwin Bulldogs
January 14, 2020
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team opened the 2020 portion of its schedule with a dominating victory. THS defeated Baldwin, 62-27, Jan. 7 in Tonganoxie. Tonganoxie led, 10-6, after the first quarter, but a big second quarter set the tone. The Chieftains outscored the Bulldogs, 22-9, in that period. THS outscored Baldwin in every quarter on its way to the Frontier League victory.
Impending weather forces cancellation of Tonganoxie High athletics events
January 10, 2020
The winter weather expected to hit the area starting Friday evening has forced school officials to cancel weekend activities. Tonganoxie High boys and girls basketball games that were to be played tonight have been postponed. Wrestling meets Saturday at Bonner Springs and Blue Valley Southwest also have been canceled, as has Saturday’s powerlifting meet in Lansing.
Seminar on human trafficking will be next week at Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center
January 8, 2020
Chieftain watch and community organizations are coming together to offer a seminar about human trafficking. The seminar, which is open to all adults, will be 6-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center on the Tonganoxie High School campus.
New Tonganoxie City Council appoints former member to fill vacant spot
January 8, 2020
A former Tonganoxie City Council member is returning to the governing body. Tonganoxie’s new council — Mayor David Frese and Council Member Jake Dale were sworn in at the beginning of Monday’s meeting — selected Chris Donnelly to finish out the unexpired term of Dave Bennett, who stepped down this past November. Donnelly served on the council for eight years before losing a re-election bid in 2017. That race required a primary for a crowded field. Donnelly advanced past the primary, but did not finish high enough for another term.
New Tonganoxie City Council to appoint new member from field of 8 candidates
January 2, 2020
A vacant Tonganoxie City Council member position has attracted eight applicants. The interested residents all submitted their applications by Friday’s deadline at City Hall. The position became vacant with Dave Bennett’s announced resignation Nov. 18. The City Council likely will review applications at and make a decision at the Jan. 6 meeting, which also will be the first meeting for the new council.
Looking back at 2019 in the Tonganoxie community
January 2, 2020
There were notable moments throughout 2019 for the Tonganoxie area, but many seemed to happen in the final months of the year. Here’s a look at a few of those top stories:
Named-giving donors step up as furnishings drive continues for Tonganoxie Public Library
December 18, 2019
A combination of generous donations have pushed funds for furniture and furnishings at the new Tonganoxie Public Library site near its goal mark. The drive, which started around Thanksgiving, is aimed at raising about $175,000 to cover the estimated costs of those items through the Tonganoxie Public Library Foundation.