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Kansas officials question value of data on buildings, energy
October 21, 2015
Some Kansas officials question the value of data collected in annual reports meant to identify state buildings using excessive amounts of energy.
Organizers planning many activities for Spooktacular
October 21, 2015
Several creatures will be lurking through downtown Tonganoxie on Oct. 30. But don’t worry, the invasion once again is for fun. Spooktacular will be 6-8 p.m. Oct. 30 along Fourth Street. The event, which Tonganoxie Entrepreneurs Achieving Success Together is sponsoring with Tonganoxie Recreation Commission, will offer several activities.
MHS schools having sock drive for local churches
October 21, 2015
Temperatures already are dipping as the fall months are here and wintertime just around the corner. Students and staff at McLouth USD 342 would like to ensure that everyone has warm feet as they approach the cold weather months ahead.
Mayor’s vote helps pass Tonganoxie charter ordinance
October 21, 2015
After another vote, the Tonganoxie City Council has approved a charter ordinance changing its form of government. The Tonganoxie City Council voted, 3-2, to approve a charter ordinance earlier this month changing the city’s form of government.
Linenberger: Repurposing former Tonganoxie Elementary School worth a look
October 21, 2015
A building that in some capacity has stood for a century was full of life for years. Now it stands there alone and deserted, its fate to be decided in the coming months. Residents again will celebrate the bustling, beautiful and active new Tonganoxie Elementary School on South East Street with events Saturday. The new TES opened its doors in August to rave reviews. Across town, the former TES, a longtime anchor in the downtown district, now could be sunk.
Tonganoxie, McLouth teams prepare for regional, substate assignments
October 21, 2015
Tonganoxie and McLouth cross country and volleyball teams, as well as Tonganoxie soccer, are preparing for postseason play.
Tonganoxie soccer squad to send off seniors
October 21, 2015
The Tonganoxie High soccer team fought back against Maur Hill Mount Academy last week, but couldn’t overcome a 3-2 halftime deficit. Maur Hill got up, 2-0, before Tonganoxie responded with goals from Tyler Novotney and Chandler Caldwell. The Junior Ravens, though, knocked in the deciding goal before halftime. The teams didn’t score in the second half and Maur Hill Mount Academy picked up the victory. The loss dropped THS to 11-4 on the season.
Tonganoxie football bid to knock off undefeated Atchison falls short
October 21, 2015
With junior Jordan Brown’s rushing touchdown as time expired in the first half, the Tonganoxie High football team had finally snatched some momentum heading into the half trailing Atchison, 24-14. “We were feeling pretty good because we knew they scored on mistakes on our part,” said THS coach Al Troyer. But after a fumbled kickoff to begin the second half, the Chieftains were never able to build on that momentum in a 30-14 loss. The loss dropped the Chieftains to 3-4, and improved AHS to 7-0 on the season.
Chieftain runners do well at Kaw Valley League meet; THS prepares for regionals
October 21, 2015
The Tonganoxie High cross country teams turned in some strong finishes at Thursday’s Kaw Valley League Meet at Shawnee Mission Park. The boys team came in second against a talented Mill Valley squad that placed runners in four of the top five individual spots. Tonganoxie’s Ethan Phillips took that fourth spot, while Drew Cook placed sixth. Phillips finished the race in 17 minutes, 7.78 seconds, while Cook was at 17:08.46.
Salute to seniors
Chieftains win final home match, hope to grab top substate seed
October 21, 2015
Tonganoxie volleyball improved to 24-11 with victories against Perry-Lecompton and Bishop Seabury on Monday in Perry. The Chieftains defeated Perry-Lecompton, 25-22, 25-14, and Bishop Seabury, 24-26, 25-16, 25-12. Emily Hummelgaard led the team in points (14) and digs (16) against Bishop Seabury. The road victories came after last week’s dual match against Bishop Ward.
Group says Kansas program benefits certain companies
October 21, 2015
A watchdog group says larger businesses have been the primary beneficiaries of a Kansas economic incentive program.
Body found on I-70 in Kansas City
October 21, 2015
Police in Kansas City are investigating the discovery of a body on highway.