Archive for Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Wheat harvest gears up in south-central Kansas
June 10, 2015
The grain elevator in Kiowa is reporting that it has gotten its first truckloads of winter wheat from this year’s harvest.
Sand volleyball tourney Saturday in Tonganoxie
June 10, 2015
A sand volleyball tournament is planned for Saturday in Chieftain Park.
Hello to summer in Tonganoxie
Tonganoxie Recreation Commission offering many programs
June 10, 2015
The rain is staying away just long enough for the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds to begin bustling with youth baseball and softball for the summer. The Tonganoxie Recreation Commission officially started the summer off with its kickoff party May 29 and plenty more programs are being offered in the summer.
Tonganoxie group hopes for ‘yes’ vote in mail ballot election
June 10, 2015
About 10 Tonganoxie area residents gathered at a local residence Friday night to discuss politics. The discussion centered at times on what’s happening in Topeka, but the focus for this group was and continues to be hyperlocal — the state of school funding.
Tonganoxie’s Kirby McRill Walk and Run coming June 20
June 10, 2015
The Kirby McRill 5K Adeventure Walk and 5K Run will be later this month. The inaugural walk was last summer when teams walked a course trough Tonganoxie that included various challenges along the way.
Tonganoxie Days: Focusing on the festival
June 10, 2015
Saturday marks the 30th annual Tonganoxie Days festival and longtime organizer Connie Torneden has one thing on her mind to celebrate the milestone. She just wants the rain to stay away for a day.
Kansas governor signs bill limiting sex predator appeals
June 10, 2015
Gov. Sam Brownback has signed a bill putting new limits on appeals by sex offenders committed indefinitely to a state treatment program.
Man accused of Jewish site shootings to appear in court
June 10, 2015
A Missouri man facing capital murder charges in Kansas is scheduled to be in court Wednesday for a hearing on motions in his case, one asking a judge to let him stay in the courtroom during recesses and another to suppress certain evidence.
Tonganoxie event in July to mark National Day of Cowboy
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie will celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy with a parade, several country western music performances and vendors.
Back on the court in Tonganoxie
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie High boys basketball coach Shawn Phillips saw the makings of his 2015-16 boys squad last week for the first time. THS had its summer camp five days last week, with varsity and junior varsity players practicing in the mornings and freshmen in the afternoon.
Tonganoxie Tidal Waves swim team opens season with victory
June 10, 2015
The Tonganoxie Tidal Waves swim team opened its season Friday with a dual meet against Bonner Springs. Though early morning storms pushed the start of the meet back two hours, the weather eventually cooperated and the teams were able to compete at Tonganoxie Water Park.
Tonganoxie High has 6 all-league selections
June 10, 2015
Tonganoxie High had several student-athletes make all-league teams for spring sports. The Chieftains had six selections among three sports — softball, baseball and girls soccer. Here’s a closer look at each team’s selections.
Kansas schools, colleges, hospitals would feel sting of cuts
June 10, 2015
Kansas schools could be forced to increase class sizes, and state universities and hospitals would lose funding under spending cuts that a top aide to Gov. Sam Brownback says are likely if legislators don’t increase taxes to avert a budget shortfall.