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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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Leavenworth County commissioners revoke bond support for proposed Tyson chicken plant near Tonganoxie
11:23 a.m., September 18, 2017 Updated 05:37 p.m.
Leavenworth County commissioners at their meeting this morning said they no longer are prepared to issue a key set of bonds for a controversial meatpacking plant proposed for a site south of Tonganoxie.
Motorcyclist sent to area hospital following crash involving Tonganoxie High volleyball team bus
07:06 p.m., September 16, 2017 Updated 12:50 p.m.
The Tonganoxie High School volleyball team was involved in an accident Saturday, but school officials report that no one on the bus was injured in the wreck.
Legislators pledge to join Tonganoxie fight against Tyson plant
September 16, 2017
Residents pressed local legislators repeatedly about their stances on a proposed $320 million Tyson chicken processing plant during a town hall meeting Friday in Tonganoxie. Sen. Tom Holland, D-Baldwin City, and Reps. Jim Karleskint, R-Tonganoxie and Willie Dove, R-Bonner Springs, all said during the meeting at Chieftain Park that they had numerous concerns about the proposed project, but they wanted more information before landing on either side of the issue.
Tonganoxie mayor checking on potential conflict of interest with Tyson
September 14, 2017
As Tyson Foods seeks more than $1 million from the city of Tonganoxie for a controversial meatpacking plant, the city’s mayor has confirmed he works for a law firm that does business with Tyson. Tonganoxie Mayor Jason Ward said he is now seeking legal advice on whether he has an official conflict of interest that would preclude him from taking part in decisions on Tyson’s proposal to build a $325 million chicken processing plant south of Tonganoxie.
2017 Tonganoxie High boys soccer season results
September 14, 2017
Season results for the 2017 Tonganoxie High boys soccer team:
2017 Tonganoxie High football season results
September 14, 2017
Tonganoxie High football seasons results for 2017
Tonganoxie writer pens children’s book that can help youths deal with loss due to suicide
September 13, 2017
Tonganoxie writer Lisa Scheller has published a picture book, “The Story of The Bear.” The book may be helpful for adult caregivers to open a conversation with a child who has lost a loved one to suicide. Scheller originally wrote the story in 1989 to help her then-young children understand their paternal grandfather’s suicide.
No Tyson In Tongie’ effort adding supporters by hundreds in Tonganoxie area
September 12, 2017
Jen Peak has watched a community mobilize for a common cause in the span of a week. She was in downtown Tonganoxie on Sept. 5 when Gov. Sam Brownback and officials from Tyson Foods Inc. announced plans for a massive $320 million chicken-processing plant on two properties along Leavenworth County Road 1 south of Tonganoxie. With opposition signs in tow, Peak and other members of Citizens Against Project Sunset were at the announcement.
Tyson plant opponents pack Leavenworth County Commission meeting
September 7, 2017
Bill Jones took to the podium, his voice cracking. The longtime Leavenworth County resident told the Leavenworth County Commission on Thursday that he has placed a “For Sale” sign on his property. He lives on land near an acreage south of Tonganoxie where Tyson Foods, Inc., plans to build a chicken production plant. Jones and others opposing the plant took their fight Thursday to the commissioners, less than 48 hours after the Arkansas-based company and Gov. Sam Brownback announced a planned $320 million project during an event Tuesday in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie High boys soccer caps homestand with 4-3 victory against Basehor-Linwood
September 6, 2017
Tonganoxie High boys soccer keeps on rolling. The Chieftains held off a rally from archival Basehor-Linwood this past Thursday, eventually prevailing, 4-3, and keeping the team undefeated at 3-0 overall and 2-0 in Kaw Valley League play. Chandler Caldwell, Javier Barbosa and Isaiah Frese all scored in the first half, as THS went into intermission with a 3-0 lead. But the Bobcats would battle back.
Tonganoxie cross country loses duals to Lansing, prepares for Wamego meet
September 6, 2017
Tonganoxie High cross country opened the season with a dual Saturday against Lansing at the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds in Tonganoxie. The Lions swept the varsity duals. On the girls side, Lansing won with the low score of 17 to Tonganoxie’s 44. For the boys, it was a similar result, as LHS scored 17 and Tonganoxie 40.
Tonganoxie volleyball drops first 2 matches of season
September 5, 2017
Christina Jeannin’s THS volleyball team played two quality opponents in Lansing and Eudora during the first weekend of the season. The Chieftains couldn’t muster a victory against either, as Lansing won, 3-0, and Eudora outlasted THS, 3-1, in matches both played in Tonganoxie. The team played Tuesday at Atchison after The Mirror’s print deadline.
Brownback announces Tyson planning $320M plant near Tonganoxie
September 5, 2017
A $320 million poultry complex — the first of its kind to be built in some 20 years — is expected to be up and running in 2019 south of Tognanoxie, Gov. Sam Brownback announced Tuesday in downtown Tonganoxie. Brownback announced that Tyson Foods, Inc., which already has six plants across the state, plans to build its largest near Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie football holds on for 23-14 victory against Spring Hill, spoils opening night of new stadium
September 2, 2017
Tonganoxie High spoiled Spring Hill’s christening of a new football stadium Friday in a game that went from apparent shootout to a matter of field position. The Chieftains trailed just once on their way to a 23-14 season-opening victory, but it was a grudge match much of the game.
Remember When: A Community Review for Aug. 30, 2017
September 1, 2017
Sunflowers are in full bloom and fans don’t have to travel far to take in their beauty. Ted Grinter has 27 acres of row after row of sunflowers on his farm southwest of Tonganoxie. Sunflowers are known to track the movement of the sun across the sky when they are in the bud stage. Once the flower blooms, however, it faces east and that could be the flower’s efforts to avoid direct heat. Kansas ranks third in sunflower production after North Dakota and South Dakota.
Barn quilts adorn Tonganoxie Community Historic Site barn
September 1, 2017
Last week, the hay barn at Tonganoxie Community Historical Society museum took on a new look. Travelers on U.S. Highway 24-40 can look to the west to see the new look. Folks also can turn west onto Eighth Street and view the new feature near Vintage Park. Three barn quilts now adorn the north wall of the historic site’s barn. Since 2011, the north face of the barn was decorated with a canvas that celebrated the Kansas Sesquicentennial. Today, the barn celebrates the Glacial Hills Quilt Trail and becomes the centerpiece for the trail.
Embracing, bracing for Grinter sunflowers near Tonganoxie
August 31, 2017
A stretch of U.S. Highway 24-40 has the potential for jubilation and anxiety all wrapped into a couple weekends. The popular Grinter Farms sunflower fields look to be on schedule for prime viewing Labor Day Weekend and into the following weekend. With the August weather looking to be mild this year, it’s shaping up to be another massive tourism time at Grinter Farms. Crowds have grown each year, with last year’s crowds thought to be pushing some 150,000 for the entire viewing period. That meant traffic troubles on U.S. 24-40, some fender benders and even message boards on Interstate 70 announcing the fields were closed to visitors for a time.
Still no decision on Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent; hirings and resignations approved
August 31, 2017
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board gave final approval to its 2017-18 budget, but members still have not made a decision on the future of Superintendent Chris Kleidosty. The board met this past Thursday in two special meetings, the first to have a budget hearing and the second to discuss non-elected personnel in executive session. The executive sessions last a total of 90 minutes, but no decisions were made after the board returned to the regular meeting.
Tonganoxie High volleyball opens season with loss against Lansing, plays Eudora tonight
August 31, 2017
The Tonganoxie High volleyball season opened Tuesday with a 4 p.m. dual match against Lansing at THS. The match did not meet The Mirror’s print deadline. The match marked the first for the Christina Jeannin era, as she takes over for longtime Chieftain coach Tiffany Parker, who also coached Jeannin when she was in high school at THS. The team again is in action at 4 p.m. Thursday with a dual against Eudora.
Tonganoxie High girls golf nabs first medals
August 31, 2017
The Tonganoxie High volleyball season opened Tuesday with a 4 p.m. dual match against Lansing at THS. The match did not meet The Mirror’s print deadline. The match marked the first for the Christina Jeannin era, as she takes over for longtime Chieftain coach Tiffany Parker, who also coached Jeannin when she was in high school at THS. The team again is in action at 4 p.m. Thursday with a dual against Eudora.

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