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Students inducted into Phi Kappa Phi
December 14, 2018
Phi Kappa Phi recently initiated two Leavenworth County students into its honor society, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic principles. Kara Fort of Leavenworth was initiated at the University of Kansas and Jaime Weible of Basehor was initiated at Washburn University. The residents are among about 30,000 students, faculty, professional staff and alumni to be initiated into Phi Kappa Phi each year. Membership is by invitation only and requires nomination and approval by a chapter. Only the top 10 percent of seniors and 7.5 percent of juniors are eligible for membership. Graduate students in the top 10 percent of the number of candidates for graduate degrees may also qualify, as do faculty, professional staff and alumni who have achieved scholarly distinction.
Tonganoxie Public Library input encouraged in coming weeks
December 14, 2018
Community members can provide input about the new Tonganoxie Public Library in the coming weeks at various locations in Tonganoxie. Boards showing potential designs for the library have been on display since Monday at the Leavenworth County Annex. Residents can share opinions with post-it notes on the boards, which Sapp Design Architects created.
Remember When: A Community Review for Dec. 12, 2018
December 14, 2018
Around 120 people attended three performances at the County Courthouse during Friday’s Christmas Open House at the Leavenworth County Courthouse. County employees and residents took on historical roles to teach guests about the county’s history. Historical figures included Carrie Hall, a Leavenworth seamstress, a 1950-60 prison guard at the Kansas State Penitentiary, and Mother Xavier Ross, founder of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.
Eudora spoils home openers for Tonganoxie basketball teams
December 14, 2018
Eudora kept both Tonganoxie High basketball teams winless in Frontier League play Thursday. The Cardinals won the girls game, 54-12, and then swept the varsity games with a 42-21 victory in the boys game. EHS spoiled Tonganoxie’s season openers with two routs. The Eudora girls improved to 4-1 overall and 1-0 in Frontier League play, while the EHS boys now are 3-2 and 1-1. The Tonganoxie girls fell to 1-3 and 0-2, while the THS boys now are 2-2 and 0-2.
Tonganoxie teams take on Eudora on Thursday in home opener for boys and girls
December 13, 2018
Tonganoxie enters basketball play Thursday with both the boys and girls teams coming off victories. The girls improved to 1-2 overall and 0-2 in Frontier League play following a 40-8 victory Tuesday in Kansas City, Kan., against Turner.
McLouth boys basketball still perfect at 3-0; girls get first victory
December 13, 2018
The McLouth High boys basketball team stayed perfect on the year, while the girls squad got in the win column with a convincing victory. McLouth won the boys game against Horton on Tuesday at MHS, 69-41. The Bulldogs have victories against Horton, Jeff County North and Horton so far this season.
Tonganoxie High powerlifting season to open in a few weeks
December 13, 2018
The Tonganoxie High powerlifting team has started practice, but its meets won’t be until the new year. The season starts Jan. 5 at McLouth. From there, they go Jan. 12 to Royal Valley near Hoyt. Jan. 26 is the Basehor-Linwood meet and Feb. 16 the team is at Horton.
Sample is finalist for KC metro football award
December 13, 2018
Tonganoxie High’s Cole Sample has been named a finalist for the Bell Award, part of the Thomas A. Simone Awards. The awards are given to various football players in the Kansas City metro area. Sample played on the offensive and defensive lines for THS this year. and helped guide the Chieftains to a 7-3 record that included a seven-game winning streak.2ff
Tonganoxie High wrestlers home Saturday
December 13, 2018
It’s time for Tonganoxie High’s first home competition of the season. THS will be host to the Randy Starcher Memorial Invitational starting at 9 a.m. Saturday. Teams coming to town for the longstanding tournament this year are Atchison, Eudora, Frontenac, Independence, Lansing, Louisburg and Shawnee Heights.
McLouth High girls lose lead in fourth quarter against Valley Falls
December 12, 2018
A big fourth quarter from Valley Falls prevented the McLouth High girls basketball team from opening the season with a victory. McLouth led, 15-14, at halftime and extended that lead to 23-18 heading into the fourth quarter, but the Dragons would respond. VFHS scored 20 in that final quarter and eventually got the 38-34 victory.
McLouth boys basketball opens season 2-0
December 12, 2018
The McLouth High boys basketball team is 2-0 on the young season. MHS opened the season Dec. 4 with a 67-46 victory against Valley Falls on the road. The Bulldogs followed that up with a 51-45 victory against Jefferson County North on Friday. The team’s next game was Tuesday against Horton, but the game took place after The Mirror’s deadline.
Tonganoxie school board honors outgoing business manager; personnel approved, RFPs for turf companies
December 12, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 had a special presentation during Monday’s regular school board meeting. The board recognized Ann Clark, who is retiring from her post as district business manager. Board President Jim Bothwell presented Clark with a plaque. They also celebrated with a cake for Clark. Tonganoxie USD 464 Superintendent Loren Feldkamp, who came to Tonganoxie this past July, thanked Clark for her service. He appreciated her staying longer with the district to help with training.
Former Tonganoxie High football players to help Benedictine in national title pursuit Saturday
December 12, 2018
Tonganoxie High alums will be playing — and coaching — in a national championship football game Saturday in Florida. Benedictine College seniors Carl Hecht and Jared Sommers will be playing in the NAIA college football national championship at 5 p.m. CST Saturday in Daytona Beach, Fla. Fellow THS graduate Cole Holloway is a student assistant coach for the Ravens. No. 7 Benedictine (13-1) will take on No. 1 Morningside (14-0) at Daytona Stadium. Morningside, which is in Sioux City, Iowa, defeated No. 8 Saint Francis (10-3) in a thriller, 34-28, in overtime.
Tonganoxie Madrigal Feaste: Fit for a king (and queen)
December 12, 2018
Longtime Madrigal Feaste organizer/volunteer Carolyn Day recalls the inaugural year for what has become a popular Tonganoxie tradition. Some 65 people attended the first Madrigal Feaste in 2002 for dinner and entertainment provided by 15 Chieftain Singers and 25 concert choir members. Roughly 120 Tonganoxie students performed and participated in this year’s Madrigal Feaste for some 400 guests total Friday and Saturday. Day crunched the numbers over the weekend and found that 1,358 students have served right at 5,000 guests since the event’s inception. The event “kind of gets in your blood,” as Day described it.
Holiday happenings: Breakfast with Santa; letters to Santa; silent auction wrapping up; Wreaths Across America; Elf breakout game; Linwood lighting contest
December 12, 2018
Youths will get a chance to have breakfast with Santa in December at Tonganoxie Middle School. The event will be 8:30-11:30 a.m. Dec. 15 at the TMS commons area. Cost is $5 per person for both adults and children. The fee covers a pancake and sausage breakfast, photo with Santa Claus, craft tables for the children and a silent auction. Tickets will be sold at the door. Proceeds will benefit the Tonganoxie High School After Prom.
Riedel wins gold for Tonganoxie High at Leavenworth Invitational
December 6, 2018
Tonganoxie sent wrestlers to two varsity meets Saturday and held their own at both. THS placed ninth out of 12 teams at the 30th annual Leavenworth Challenger Tournament in Leavenworth. Liberty (Mo.) won the meet with 322 points, while Lawrence Free State placed fourth )139.50 and Lansing fifth (139). Korbin Riedel won the 152-pound division with an 11-0 major decision against Lansing senior Malachi Tinnel, 11-0. Riedel is now 5-0 on the season.
Leavenworth County students initiated into collegiate honor society
December 6, 2018
Phi Kappa Phi recently initiated two Leavenworth County students into its honor society, the nation’s oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic principles. Kara Fort of Leavenworth was initiated at the University of Kansas and Jaime Weible of Basehor was initiated at Washburn University.
Patterson joins Tonganoxie City Council
07:58 p.m., December 5, 2018 Updated 11:36 a.m.
Lisa Patterson officially joined the Tonganoxie City Council on Monday. She also might have a future government official in the family. Tonganoxie Assistant City Manager Dan Porter swore Patterson in at the beginning of Monday’s regular council meeting.
Firefighters called to fire in Tonganoxie’s Urban Hess Business Center
December 5, 2018
Firefighters battled a structure fire Tuesday night in Tonganoxie’s Urban Hess Business Center. Tonganoxie City firefighters were called out just before 9 p.m. Tuesday to S&S Alloy Steel, Inc., 1821 Commerce Drive.
Tonganoxie drops close game to Perry-Lecompton girls basketball
December 5, 2018
The Tonganoxie High girls basketball team lost a close one Tuesday in Perry. THS looked to bounce back from a season-opening loss to Louisburg, but fell just short. Perry-Lecompton prevailed, 43-39, dropping THS to 0-2 overall and 0-1 in Frontier League play. The Chieftains will try to regroup this week as they prepare for their next game this coming Tuesday against Turner in Kansas City, Kan.