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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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PLAYOFF PICTURE: Sizing up undefeated Tonganoxie’s potential postseason scenarios
October 19, 2019
If Tonganoxie High makes a big playoff run this season, THS fans won’t have far to go to watch their Chieftains. Though some seeds aren’t set in stone with one more Friday of regular season left, it appears that Tonganoxie will be one of the top two seeds, which means home-field advantage for much of the playoffs.
Week 7 Cram Session: Tonganoxie (6-0) at Baldwin (0-6)
October 18, 2019
It took 55 years for Tonganoxie High to register an undefeated regular season, as the gap stretched from 1962 to 2017. The Chieftains now are on the verge of two undefeated regular seasons in three years. But to do that they’ll have to get by Baldwin and Ottawa, two teams that are a combined 1-11.
Tonganoxie High boys cross country wins 3rd straight league title; girls take 3rd as team
October 18, 2019
Tonganoxie High boys cross country won its second Frontier League title in as many tries with Thursday’s team title at its home course. THS won the meet with low score of 51, eighth points ahead of runner-up Spring Hill. Chieftain freshman Eli Gilmore was the team’s leading runner, taking second with a time of 16 minutes, 36.91 seconds. He finished about 14 seconds behind individual champion Owen Roelichen. The Piper senior won the meet with a 16:36.91 time.
Remember When: A Community Review for Oct. 16, 2019
October 17, 2019
Monday night football couldn’t have been much better than it was this week. The Chiefs got mile high relief, and that wasn’t until the last minute. Considering the fact that it was 1982 since they defeated the Broncos there, it’s indeed something different. Also, lots of fun even as a fan. It took 16 months, countless government delays, and the lowering of the water line caused by the flood of 1993, but Leavenworth Aviation Services, Inc. is reopened for business. Started in 1990 by Wally Winstead, the airport, located on Sherman Army Airfield, Ft. Leavenworth, was enjoying a great deal of success until Mother Nature got involved.
McLouth Happenings: Haunted hayrides next 2 Saturdays; Veterans to be honored at MES
October 17, 2019
Enjoy the ride of your life on the Threshers Lair Haunted Hayride this month at the McLouth Threshing Bee Grounds. Spooky rides will be offered 7:45-11 p.m. Saturday and 7:45-11 p.m. Oct. 26. Cost: $10 per person for adults and youths 7 and older; $5 for children ages 6 and younger.
Linwood News: Creepy stories; Halloween art for youths; Halloween storytime
October 17, 2019
Lawrence storyteller Priscilla Howe will be here later this week for a night of spine-tingling tales for adults and teens. Not for the faint of heart, Howe will tell her favorite creepy stories! The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Linwood Community Library. Any children attending should be at least middle school age or older.
Tonganoxie Public Library offering costume exchange
October 17, 2019
Patrons can donate gently used, clean constumes for a costume exchange this month. The exchange will be available during library hours. Residents also can pick out one of the costumes as part of the exchange. The library has been closed due to a water damage issue, but the library re-opened Tuesday.
Tonganoxie High to have Veterans Day event again this year
October 17, 2019
Tonganoxie USD 464 officials are working with veteran organizations to have a ceremony similar to last year’s inaugural Veterans Day celebration at Tonganoxie High School. This year’s ceremony will start at 1 p.m. Nov. 8, the Friday before Veterans Day (Nov. 11) and will take place in the THS east gymnasium instead of the performing arts center. Veterans will be invited at noon for additional festivities and a meal at the Chieftain Room.
Leavenworth men who fled during traffic stop taken into custody
October 17, 2019
One man was taken into Leavenworth County Sheriff’s office custody this past week while another turned himself in the next day after the men fled a traffic stop a few miles north of Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie High soccer upends Maur Hill for 3rd straight victory
October 17, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys soccer team has put together another winning streak. Tonganoxie now won its third straight match Monday with a 3-1 victory at home against Maur Hill-Mount Academy. The teams were scoreless in the first half. Tonganoxie scored first in the second half on a Daniel Zest goal. Maur Hill answered with the equalizer, but Tonganxoie was able to pull ahead and defeat the visiting Junior Ravens, thanks to goals from Javier Trujillo and Aaron Bitler.
Tonganoxie High teachers discuss ‘sister school’ and E-sports
October 16, 2019
Tonganoxie High School faculty and administration is trying to implement some new offerings and partnerships. Various faculty members and THS principal Mark Farrar spoke at Monday’s Tonganoxie USD 464 board meeting about initiatives they have in the works or hope to implement down the road.
Tonganoxie Public Library doors open again
October 16, 2019
The Tonganoxie Public Library is back to its regular hours, though as of late Tuesday morning the library still did not have running water or working bathrooms. Library director Nicole Holifield posted a note last week on the library’s website with an update that the library would be back in operation starting at 9 a.m. this past Thursday. Officials had to push that date back, so instead the library re-opened Tuesday.
Spooktacular, scavenger hunt activities coming for youths
October 16, 2019
The popular Tonganoxie Spooktacular will take place later next week, but there’s another fun tradition in conjunction with the festival that gets local youths out and about. Tonganoxie Spooktacular, a Tonganoxie Business Association-sponsored event, will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 25 in downtown Tonganoxie. Candy, games, food and music will be available for youths at various businesses and booths. There also will be the Skeleton Scavenger Hunt, which runs this Friday through Oct. 24.
Letter to the editor: Residents question CR 1 rezoning recommendations
October 16, 2019
The potential re-zoning of property near County Rd. 1, south of Tonganoxie, was discussed at the last Planning & Zoning meeting. None of residents who spoke were in favor of re-zoning. However, the committee unanimously voted in favor of re-zoning. It begs the question: Why even bother attending and speaking if no one listens?
Tonganoxie High volleyball sweeps Bishop Seabury at home
October 16, 2019
Tonganoxie High volleyball took care of Bishop Seabury on Monday in a non-league match in Tonganoxie. The match, which Midco Sports Network broadcast, went to the Chieftains in a three-set sweep, 25-16, 25-16, 25-12. THS improved to 13-17 on the season with the victory. The victory followed a rough Saturday at the De Soto Spikefest.
Boys win Pleasant Ridge title; Chieftain teams to host Frontier League Meet Thursday
October 16, 2019
The Tonganoxie High boys cross country team won another team title Saturday. THS brought home the first-place plaque from the Pleasant Ridge Invitational, which took place on the University of Saint Mary campus. The Chieftains scored 35 points, which was an improvement from its 39 team score the week before. Tonganoxie had three runners place in the Top 10: Dylan Graham, who placed second with a time of 20 minutes, 48 seconds, Eli Gilmore (third, 17:30) and Jake Edholm (seventh, 17:54).
STATE BOUND: Tonganoxie High girls golf makes program history in just three years
October 16, 2019
This year has been a season of firsts for the Tonganoxie High girls golf team. The THS program chalked up a couple biggies Monday in Garnett. Tonganoxie placed second at its Class 4A regional, which means the team secured its first state bid in school history. It also won the individual title for the first time in program history.
Tonganoxie blanks Spring Hill for homecoming victory, now 6-0
October 16, 2019
It was a chilly Friday night, but Tonganoxie High football capped off a happy homecoming week with a 41-0 shutout victory against Spring Hill. The game remained scoreless much of the first quarter, but THS scored on back-to-back offensive possessions in the last three minutes of the opening quarter and suddenly had a 14-0 advantage. Quarterback Blake Poje connected with wide receiver Elijah Tyner on a short slant play that Tyner then took 76 yards for the score.
Tonganoxie City Council to meet again today; rezoning for townhome development on agenda
09:32 a.m., October 14, 2019 Updated 08:09 p.m.
Tonganoxie’s next city council meeting will be today due to scheduling conflicts with the regular meeting that was scheduled later this month. City Manager George Brajkovic and Assistant City Manager Dan Porter will be at a conference Oct. 21. The council decided to schedule the meeting for today.
Tonganoxie Public Library now pushing back opening to Tuesday
09:29 a.m., October 14, 2019 Updated 09:29 a.m.
The Tonganoxie Public Library will be re-open this week. Library director Nicole Holifield originally posted a note on the library’s website with an update that the library would be back in operation starting at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, but that date had to be pushed back. The library now will reopen Tuesday.