Archive for Thursday, March 12, 2015

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Weight for it …
THS powerlifters flex muscles at state competition
March 12, 2015
The Tonganoxie High powerlifting team has been in existence for less than a decade and has continued to make strides. Saturday, the team reached another milestone. The THS girls team placed second overall at the state meet at Clay Center Community High School, marking the highest finish for either the boys or girls at state.
Tonganoxie Public Library presenting Celtic performance at the Jewel on Main
March 12, 2015
Matty Stryker (Marianne Payette Carter) will bring Celtic music to Tonganoxie just in time for St. Patrick’s Day. Tonganoxie Public Library is presenting the free program at 7 p.m. March 12 at The Jewel on Main at Fourth and Main streets in downtown Tonganoxie.
Tonganoxie stripe hype
March 12, 2015
Leprechauns again will be painting the town green, this time in advance of Saturday’s Tonganoxie St. Patrick’s Parade. But city officials won’t be issuing any citations this year. Sarah Breuer, one of the organizers for this year’s parade, said Tonganoxie High School art students would be painting a stripe down Fourth Street, along with additional artwork.
At the helm in Tonganoxie
Fire chief getting acclimated to community
March 12, 2015
Jack Holcom received good news upon his start as Tonganoxie City’s fire chief. The city’s Insurance Services Office is going from a 6 down to a 3, “which is outstanding for a community of this size,” Holcom said.
KU researcher discovers Neanderthals made jewelry
March 12, 2015
It turns out Neanderthals were smarter than originally thought.
Bill would prohibit public agencies and schools in Kansas from collecting union dues
March 12, 2015
Business groups are urging Kansas lawmakers to pass a bill that would prohibit state and local government agencies, including school districts, from using their payroll systems to collect union dues.
Brownback urges Kansas House to pass GOP school funding plan
March 12, 2015
Republican Gov. Sam Brownback is urging Kansas House members to support a plan from top GOP lawmakers to overhaul how the state distributes aid to public schools.