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Tonganoxie High vocal programs qualify several students for state festival
April 21, 2018
The Tonganoxie High School Band came home with nine “I” ratings, seven “II” ratings and a “III” rating at the KSHSAA Regional Music Festival. Soloists receiving “I” ratings and qualifying for state were Carmen Snyder, Lauryn Jimenez, Savannah Adams, Sofia Romero, Julia Westrich, Jasmine Sejnoha, Allison Williams and Jose Monarrez.
Tonganoxie City Council approves alcohol permits for library, festival; Bennett sworn in; roof repairs approved
April 21, 2018
The Tonganoxie City Council approved alcoholic beverage license for Tonganoxie Days and for the Tonganoxie Public Library for its monthly art nights. As was the case for the Sesquicentennial celebration in 2016 and last year’s Tonganoxie Days, the city will have a beer tent just north of the water park. Folks attending again, like last year, will be able to roam the grounds with their beverages. The grounds again will run from Fourth and Main to Second and Main and will include Gallagher Park and Third Street from Main to Delaware. That measure passed, 5-0, while the library issue passed, 4-1.
Tonganoxie High golfers take title at Hayden Invite; soccer gets in victory column
April 21, 2018
Another team plaque came home with the Tonganoxie High golf team.
Tonganoxie freshman Brusven named to all-LJW basketball team
April 21, 2018
Abby Ogle, Baldwin — Setting the tone with intense defense and strong scoring, Ogle was a unanimous first-team all-Frontier League selection. The 5-foot-7 senior guard averaged 17.4 points, 6.4 steals and 4.4 assists per game, scoring more than 1,000 points in her varsity career. She averaged 21 points in the Class 4A-II state tournament, the program’s third appearance in the last four years.
Tonganoxie High off to hot start with 6-0 record
April 18, 2018
When your team has tallied four shutouts and outscored opponents 86-5, it’s a pretty good start to the season. Tonganoxie High softball entered Tuesday’s doubleheader at Lansing with a spotless 6-0 record. After sweeping Bishop Ward in the season opener, THS rolled Bonner Springs and Pleasant Ridge last week.
Tonganoxie school board names Valley Falls superintendent to USD 464 post; Phillips to be assistant superintendent
April 17, 2018
An administrator with nearly 40 years in education has been named the next superintendent for Tonganoxie USD 464. The school board approved, 5-1, the hire of Loren Feldkamp as the district’s next superintendent. The contract is for two years starting July 1. The board also approved, 6-0, to hire Tonya Phillips as assistant superintendent for a one-year contract.
Tonganoxie USD 464 to meet again tonight at District Administrative Office
April 16, 2018
The Tonganoxie school board again will meet tonight in executive session at the USD 464 District Administrative Office, 330 E U.S. Highway 24-40 near the high school following last week’s interviews with superintendent candidates.
Leadership development class events Saturday in Tonganoxie, throughout county
April 13, 2018
Southern Leavenworth County Leadership Development class members have organized two events scheduled for this weekend: The Community Proud beautification project for local school districts and Pet Health Day. Here’s a closer look at both events:
Basehor Beat: Community Garden plots available
April 13, 2018
Plots at the Basehor Community Garden, in its seventh year of existence, are now available for the 2018 growing season. Last year, organizers started to convert the 10x21 ground plots into new 5x10 raised beds. Officials plan to do the same this spring. Plot sizes in 2018 will be 1-4x8 for $15 or 2-5x10 raised beds for $25. The garden still will have a few 10x21 ground plots, but they have already been reserved for the people who had them last year.
Mural work inside Tonganoxie business continues this weekend
April 12, 2018
With the help of an industrial lift, Elizabeth Daniel moved back and forth, up and down Saturday and Sunday at Ryan’s Public House in downtown Tonganoxie. The Tonganoxie artist turned the avocado-colored wall into an ever-growing mural, scene by scene.
Tonganoxie superintendent candidate meet-and-greets discussed; personnel moves approved; board members complete training
April 12, 2018
Tonganoxie USD 464 welcomes district residents to a meet-and-greet with superintendent candidates today and tomorrow. Candidates will be available noon-1 p.m. today and Thursday at the Tonganoxie Elementary School library. The schedule, though, struck a chord with Board Member Michelle McGhee. She said at Monday’s board meeting she had heard from constituents unhappy with the time slots, as evening would be a more opportune time.
Chieftain baseball drops openers at Fort Scott tournament; THS teams busy at home Tuesday; McLouth baseball, softball continue young seasons
April 12, 2018
Tonganoxie High’s baseball season opened up at the LaRoche Baseball Tournament last week in Fort Scott. The tournament took place at Adam LaRoche Baseball Complex at Dave Regan Stadium. Tonganoxie dropped to 0-2 on the season after falling to Fort Scott and Ottawa.
Tonganoxie High Science Olympiad team wins 4th straight small-school state title
10:59 a.m., April 11, 2018 Updated 12:01 a.m.
Tonganoxie Interim Superintendent Tonya Phillips joked at Monday’s USD 464 school board meeting that some Tonganoxie High School students were a bit late to prom Saturday, but it was for good reason. Those THS students brought home a fourth straight state title in Science Olympiad in the small-school division.
Tonganoxie Planning Commission approves recommendations on large projects
April 11, 2018
The Tonganoxie Planning Commission approved recommendations for a handful of notable projects at its meeting Thursday. The rezone request and special use permit for the proposed luxury RV resort and retail development passed.
Tonganoxie track nabs several medals at Bobcat Relays
April 11, 2018
The Tonganoxie High track team brought home several medals from last week’s Bobcat Relays at Basehor-Linwood. Corinn Searcy and Sierra Staatz finished first and second, respectively in the 400 meters. Searcy finished in 1 minute, 1.16 seconds, while Staatz was just behind with a 1:01.39 time. The 4x400 relay team, with a time of 4:20.61, also won gold.
Public invited to meet Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent candidates
April 10, 2018
The public is invited for a meet and greet with candidates for Tonganoxie USD 464 superintendent this week. The events will be noon-1 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at the Tonganoxie Elementary School library.
Night of Knights is Friday at Tonganoxie’s Genesis Christian Academy
April 5, 2018
Genesis Christian Academy’s big fundraiser is coming later this week. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the GCA gymnasium, 204 Washington St. in Tonganoxie. Silent and live auctions, raffles and door prizes will be offered, along with various entertainment. Visitors could win an autographed basketball from the University of Kansas men’s basketball team that just finished its season at the Final Four and an autographed football from the Kansas State University football team.
Public invited to see Tonganoxie artist create mural inside local business this weekend
April 5, 2018
A local artist will be painting a mural inside a Tonganoxie business and the public is invited to view the process. Tonganoxie artist Elizabeth Daniel will be painting a mural on the west interior wall of Ryan’s Public House, 622 E. Fourth St. in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie Planning Commission to hear proposals today for luxury RV, new Casey’s store
April 5, 2018
The Tonganoxie Planning Commission will decide whether to approve plans for two projects that could have major implications on the Tonganoxie landscape. The commission will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday in Council Chambers to decide whether to approve plans for a proposed luxury RV resort just east of Tonganoxie and a new Casey’s General Store south of the U.S. Highway 24-40 and Kansas Highway 16 intersection. Hoefer Wysocki Architecture, along with Red Circle Development are proposing the luxury RV resort and adjacent retail development, respectively.
Board hires new Tonganoxie Elementary School principal
April 5, 2018
The school board also hired a new Tonganoxie Elementary School principal for the 2018-19 school year. Board members approved Chuck Mahon to take over at TES.