Archive for Friday, March 7, 2014

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Chieftain boys start hot, but fall to BLHS in sub-state semis
March 7, 2014
The Tonganoxie High boys started the second half with a nine-point lead, but couldn’t find an answer for a late Basehor-Linwood surge in a 63-49 loss Friday in Class 4A-1 sub-state action at BLHS.
Kansas Senate OKs ‘compromise’ judiciary budget
March 7, 2014
The Kansas Senate has passed a budget for the judicial branch, but only after bundling it with bills that would reduce the state Supreme Court’s authority over judicial districts.
Kansas gay marriage debate pushed to next year
March 7, 2014
Kansas legislators are finished considering new legal protections this year for those who opposing gay marriage on religious grounds but will debate the issue in 2015, the state Senate’s top leader said Thursday.
Tonganoxie Middle School students to stage “Hairspray Jr.” Friday, Saturday, Sunday at TPAC
March 7, 2014
The Tongaoxie Middle School Theater Department will be presenting “Hairspray Jr.” Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Tonganoxie Performing Arts Center.
Kansas Supreme Court: State’s public school funding levels are unconstitutional
10:12 a.m., March 7, 2014 Updated 05:10 p.m.
The Kansas Supreme Court said Friday the state’s current public school funding levels are unconstitutional. In the much-anticipated ruling, the court said Kansas’ poor school districts were harmed when the state made the decision to cut certain payments when tax revenues declined during the Great Recession.
Lansing city offices closed Monday for longtime mayor’s funeral
March 7, 2014
Lansing city offices will be closed Monday morning in observance of the funeral Mass for former Mayor Ken Bernard. The city’s mayor for 29 years, Bernard died Tuesday at St. John Hospital, Leavenworth. He was 76.