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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%
Total 18
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Cornerstone Family Worship inviting community to celebrate opening Sunday
January 20, 2018
Cornerstone Family Worship has a new home and its ready to celebrate it with the community. The church will have a grand opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Ron Swaim invites the community to share in the church’s celebration at 205 U.S. Highway 24-40.
Tonganoxie school board to interview Phillips for superintendent position
January 20, 2018
The Tonganoxie school board will interview interim superintendent Tonya Phillips for its superintendent position. The board voted, 6-1, Thursday during a special meeting at the Tonganoxie Elementary School library. Members went into executive session for a total of 1 hour, 45 minutes in executive session to discuss the superintendent matter regarding non-elected personnel.
TONGANOXIE TOURNAMENT CENTRAL: Tonganoxie High boys rout Holton; THS girls almost slip past Wamego
January 19, 2018
The Tonganoxie High boys basketball team got a resounding victory at its home tournament Thursday, while the THS girls bounced back from a rough first game Tuesday and nearly knocked off Wamego in the second round. Tbe THS boys shot nearly 53 percent from the field and cruised to a 63-36 victory against Holton in the consolation bracket.
Tonganoxie city staff extends Citizen Academy deadline into February
03:38 p.m., January 17, 2018 Updated 04:00 p.m.
For the first time, coming this spring, The city of Tonganoxie will be introducing its pilot program for a Civic Academy Program. This program aims to better inform the public about the various departments, services and facilities that are offered by the city.
Tonganoxie USD 464 canceling classes for tomorrow due to anticpated low wind chills; tournament expected to be played as scheduled
January 15, 2018
Due to anticipated dangerous wind chills, Tonganoxie USD 464 will not have school tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan. 16. The Tonganoxie Invitational will go on as scheduled tomorrow as of now, but all TES and TMS activities for tomorrow are canceled.
Tonganoxie Invitational’s 59th installment starts today
January 15, 2018
The 59th annual Tonganoxie Invitational begins today with the boys bracket. Eudora plays Metro Academy at 4 p.m. and then De Soto and Holton take the court at 5:30 p.m. Tonganoxie faces Wamego in the final game of the day. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.
Tonganoxie’s Johnson headed to Arkansas State for track and field
January 4, 2018
When an athlete is a two-sport standout, that usually means a decision must be made come college time. Tonganoxie High senior LeeRoi Johnson approached that fork in the road this past fall — play football at the collegiate level or pursue a track career.
Face to Face: Tonganoxie Assistant City Manager Dan Porter
January 4, 2018
This week’s Face to Face is Tonganoxie Assistant City Manager Dan Porter.
What might be in store for Tonganoxie in 2018?
January 1, 2018
For Tonganoxie, 2017 will be one looked back at as a monumental year. An announced plan for a $325 million Tyson chicken processing plant just after Labor Day weekend turned into a national story. A project that potentially would have brought 1,600 jobs to the area was not well-received by many in the community. An opposition group was formed. The heated topic eventually became a non-issue and Tyson announced that it would not build its state-of-the-art plant here.
Duchess of Cambridge seen wearing hat from Tonganoxie-based clothing company on Christmas Day
December 27, 2017
The Duchess of Cambridge’s Christmas Day wardrobe featured a touch of Tonganoxie. Yes, Kate Middleton wore a Vallnord alpaca fur hat from Tonganoxie-based Peruvian Connection on Monday.
Chromebook Crusaders (Tonganoxie High students) assist
December 27, 2017
New technology can come with plenty of needed troubleshooting and support, but a few Tonganoxie High School students are helping make those transitions go smoother. THS students Jackson Willis, Blake Phillips and Logan Neeld are the school district’s current Chromebook Crusaders — information technology interns who have helped the IT department with the integration of Chromebooks at the high school.
Report: Senate won’t confirm Brownback before new year
December 27, 2017
The U.S. Senate will not confirm Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback for a diplomatic post in the Trump administration before the end of the year, setting up the possibility that he may still be governor when the 2018 legislative session starts on Jan. 8.
Pink tractor creator, former VFW post commander dies
December 27, 2017
Local parade goers might remember a Tonganoxie fixture riding down the route on a restored tractor that was pretty in pink. Harold Denholm restored a red 1951 Farmall tractor with son, Greg, in honor of Harold’s wife and Greg’s mother, Aileen Denolm, who lost her battle with breast cancer in September 2007. It was known as Mom’s Tractor for many years because Aileen would mow with the tractor at least weekly on the family’s rural Tonganoxie farm.
Sharing the love for others in Tonganoxie area with Good Shepherd donations
December 27, 2017
As families celebrated Christmas with loved ones, area residents again worked to make the holidays a bit brighter for neighbors in need. Janet Stuke, volunteer for Good Shepherd Thrift Shop and Food Bank, said area residents have been generous.
Tonganoxie City Council reflects on outgoing members’ service
December 27, 2017
As the calendar turns to 2018, the landscape of local government also will be changing. For both Tonganoxie City Council and Tonganoxie USD 464 school board, three new faces each will be at meetings. On the city council, Rocky Himpel, Jamie Lawson and Loralee Stevens will be sworn in at a special 7 p.m. meeting Jan. 8 at council chambers.
Tonganoxie High basketball teams nab victories against Ward before falling to Piper
December 20, 2017
Tonganoxie High basketball teams will go into the break looking to improve on identical 1-3 records. The boys team lost, 69-39, Friday to Piper in Kansas City, Kan., in its 2017 finale.
Tonganoxie wrestlers place second at home dual tournament
December 20, 2017
Tonganoxie High takes a second-place finish at the Randy Starcher Memorial Dual Wrestling Tournament into winter break. THS went 4-1 on the day, as the Chieftains opened with a 66-18 victory against Frontenac. Tonganoxie then defeated Eudora, 60-24, before winning, 54-24, against another Frontier League team in Louisburg.
Donnelly given nod to join Port Authority board
December 20, 2017
Mayor Jason Ward told the council that Bill New was stepping down from the Leavenworth County Port Authority and a replacement was needed. Ward suggested Donnelly fill the role, as he has been involved with the organization in the past and served on the Leavenworth County Development Corporation board.
January meetings being moved for Tonganoxie City Council
December 20, 2017
The council voted to move meetings back a week because of the change in when newly elected officials are to take office. With the Legislature voting to move the local elections away from their normal cycle to state and national race schedules, it was mandated that the new officers take office Jan. 8.
Tonganoxie City Council members serve in final meeting
December 20, 2017
It’s become customary for Andy Gilner to make a motion to adjourn the Tonganoxie City Council. On Monday, he made the motion for the final time.

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