Archive for Wednesday, October 14, 2015

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Kansas winter wheat planting, corn harvest making progress
October 14, 2015
The latest government snapshot shows Kansas farmers have now planted 69 percent of their 2016 winter wheat crop.
Topeka to pay $10K for sewage release
October 14, 2015
Topeka will pay $10,000 for releasing 3 million gallons of raw sewage into the Kansas River earlier this year, the city announced Wednesday.
Kansas utility to retire old generating units by year’s end
October 14, 2015
The largest electric utility in Kansas says it will retire small generating units in three communities by the end of the year and is citing new federal environmental regulations as one reason.
Work begins on Tonganoxie’s Gallagher Park
October 14, 2015
The new Gallagher Park just south of Tonganoxie Water Park is starting to take shape. Footings have been poured for a circular area that will have brick pavers and a water fountain.
Charter ordinance does not pass council
Measure required super majority
October 14, 2015
The Tonganoxie City Council voted, by a slim margin, to approve a charter ordinance last week changing the city’s form of government. Though initially reported that the ordinance passed, it actually required a 2/3 vote or super majority. The vote was 3-2, with Council Members Jim Truesdell and Curtis Oroke voting against the measure. The charter ordinance required four votes to pass.
Tonganoxie USD 464 board members spar over handbook errors
Officials have heated exchange about procedure
October 14, 2015
Grammatical errors in a school handbook led to a heated exchange during approval of the agenda at the Tonganoxie USD 464 school board meeting. Members Kaija Baldock and Amelia Brusven raised concerns about several errors in the draft of the safety and crisis prevention handbook.