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Sheriff: Inmate orchestrated drug deals over jail pay phone
July 8, 2015
A central Kansas sheriff says a tip that a jail inmate was orchestrating drug deals using the facility’s pay phone system has led to the arrest of three people and seizure of more than a pound of methamphetamine.
Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K comes July 18 to Tonganoxie
July 8, 2015
The Lawrence Memorial Hospital Summer Spray 5K series will take place later this month in Tonganoxie. The event will begin with registration at 6:30 a.m. July 18 at Family Medicine of Tonganoxie, 410 Woodfield Drive. The race will start at 7:30 p.m. Cost is $10 for youths 12 and younger, Adult pre-registration is $25, while adult registration is $30. Team registration (up three people) is $50. Participants can register online at lmhendowment.org by clicking on the event. Online registration must be complete 48 hours before the 5K.
Tonganoxie experiences Monday flooding
July 8, 2015
Tonganoxie experienced its share of inclement weather Monday night. As the Kansas City metro area braced for flooding and tornadoes, Tonganoxie had its share of flooding. Several streets had standing water.
USD 464 LOB authority hike fails to pass
July 8, 2015
The Tonganoxie USD 464 school board will not have an increased local-option budget authority. With about a 39 percent voter turnout, 1,235 people voted against the measure, while 1,055 voted in favor of it, a margin of 180 votes. The “no” votes had about 54 percent of the vote. The deadline for the mail-ballot election was June 30.
Kansas AG named to national group’s new agriculture panel
July 8, 2015
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has been appointed to a committee established by the national group for state attorneys general to study legal issues surrounding agriculture.
Bond increase for Kansas man charged with molestation
July 8, 2015
A Johnson County judge has increased the bond for a suburban Kansas City music teacher accused of molesting students.
Kansas allowing concealed guns in Statehouse without permit
July 8, 2015
Visitors to the Kansas Statehouse can bring concealed guns into the historic building without a state permit under a new state law.