Archive for Thursday, March 26, 2015

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State official to be director of Manhattan airport
March 26, 2015
Jesse Romo, the director of aviation for the Kansas Department of Transportation, will become the director of the Manhattan Regional Airport next month.
Kansas House passes bill to authorize $1.5B in pension bonds
March 26, 2015
The Kansas House has approved a bill authorizing $1.5 billion in bonds to help lower the state’s annual costs in funding pensions for teachers and government workers.
Tonganoxie churches offering free eyeglass exams
March 26, 2015
West Haven Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Tonganoxie are co-sponsoring a free eyeglass clinic next week.
Salina man hopes to transform flour mill, redevelop area
March 26, 2015
The owner of a Salina mill has proposed a multimillion-dollar plan to transform the H.D. Lee Flour Mill and Grain Elevator into either townhomes or hotel rooms, with a restaurant 100 feet off the ground.
Crowded field for Position 2 on Tonganoxie USD 464 board
March 26, 2015
Tonganoxie USD 464’s Position 2 race has three candidates this year: incumbent Kathy Baragary and challengers Kaija Baldock and Bill Loechler. Here’s a closer look at each candidate.
Grass fires commonplace in recent days in Tonganoxie area
March 26, 2015
The area has been getting some much-needed rain this week, but the moisture doesn’t preclude it from being a prime candidate for grass fires. Tonganoxie City Fire Chief Jack Holcom said many departments in the area were busy during the weekend taking on grass fires.
THS player scores hat trick as girls soccer team records shutout
March 26, 2015
The Tonganoxie High girls soccer team’s scoring came in rapid fire Wednesday in its season opener against Bishop Ward at THS. Tonganoxie scored three goals in fewer than 2 minutes on its way to a 7-0 shutout against the Cyclones. The Chieftains scored their first goal with 29:13 left in the first half on senior Morgan Galvin’s shot.
Reno County spending money to keep jail smelling good
March 26, 2015
To retain that new jail smell, Reno County plans to buy equipment that will vacuum-seal clothing worn by arriving inmates.
Scientifically speaking
March 26, 2015
The Tonganoxie High School Science Olympiad team continues to make a name for itself on the state level. “Our first year at state, they didn’t know how to pronounce Tonganoxie,” said Christine Biel, one of the team’s coaches. “They mispronounced it 20 times. “But now that we’ve been there awhile, they know how to pronounce Tonganoxie.”
McLouth baseball sweeps Nebraska team in opening doubleheader
March 26, 2015
It was a good thing McLouth High senior Jack Courtney brought his bat in the Bulldogs’ home opener Tuesday against Falls City, Neb. MHS fell behind early but rallied behind Courtney’s offensive explosion and came back for a 10-9 victory Rain, mud, and even some hail challenged both the Bulldog defense and senior starting pitcher Wyatt Hermann, as the Bulldogs trailed 7-0 after two innings of play.